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 Sports 66 CIassps 92 Alliance NE' • - ' Volume XXXII Table of Contents 1Students at Alliance High Are Makin' Waves The tide rolled in; the tide rolled out. Every day the huge bodies of water performed the same tasks. Once in awhile, however, there was a big storm, a hurricane or perhaps the calm tide became vicious waves. AHS made its own waves. Although the students arrived at school each day and went to class, the calmness of the monotonous days was broken. Sometimes it could be seen during pep rallies, snowball fights or on a break during the dreaded SRA tests. One could also say that waves were made when a substitute teacher stepped in for a day. 1985 was a unique year, where the tide was turned and students and teachers alike had fun "Makin' Waves!" Well, what have we here? It's Doug Bearden and Bill Hamilton taking a break. The library was moved this summer to the center of the octagon building and the Administration Building was moved downtown. The extra room in the main building and in the octagon were made into class rooms. "Mmmm! That hits the spot!" expresses Carol Donahoo as she takes a drink to quench her thirst after a long day of school. 2 OpeningLooking inconspicuous, Miguel Rivera appears to be reading the announcements to keep out of trouble "Mr Haslow, urn, well, I think I'll be a little late getting back to the ranch tonight,'' explains Shawn Golden Todd Synder and friend Jim Fuller have a lot to smile about after Todd's many surgeries on his hand following his shop accident. "Oh, gosh, what's the next answer?" thinks Chad Leever as he hurries to finish his wrestling test in his physical education class. Jolene Brenner digs through her locker to find the paper that was due . . . yesterday. Opening 3 i mull1984 Olympics Unite Sharpened ice skates, ski slopes, and very determined athletes, all were signs of the 1984 Olympics. For two weeks the world focused its attention on Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, to watch performers from all over the world. Then for two weeks Los Angeles was known for "the party it gave the world". The 1984 summer games set a record for Americans. The United States won 174 metals, 83 of them gold which broke the Soviet Union's record. Names like Mary Lou Retton and Carl Lewis became household words. Perhaps, though, the most rewarding of all was to see different countries of the world unite in peace. The only lingering shadow in everyone's minds was the boycott of Russia and other communist countries. Gas Leak Kills Millions However, the United States was far from the only country with growing political and social problems. In Bopal, India, people seemed to be getting sicker and sicker. At last, an explanation ... the Union Carbide Company was leaking a poisonous gas. At last the problem was found but not soon enough; hundreds of people had already died. And if that wasn't enough, India's Indira Gandhi was assassinated by three guards. Much bloodshed and death followed, leaving India in slight turmoil. Political Events Abound On the political scene, Geraldine Ferraro and Walter Mondale challenged Ronald Reagan and George Bush for the presidential seats. After a heavy mudslinging battle, Reagan and Bush proved to be the victor by a landslide. Another event that took place happened, while testing a microphone; Reagan made the statement "My fellow Americans, I have just signed a bill that outlaws Russia. We begin bombing in 10 minutes." Needless to say, this statement did not do much for relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. Over 50 Are Massacred The cold hands of death didn't seem to avoid the U.S. It was one of the worst tragedies of the year. On a warm San Diego morning, a man went to the local McDonald's, pulled out a gun and murdered more than 50 people. Erch! Back it up! These were the familiar sounds of summer as city workers complete the downtown improvements project by widening the sidewalks, putting in new lamplights, and adding islands in the middle of Box Butte Avenue. 4 Current Events"Attention! Two men are spotted at the north crossing " In the car and away the secret agents go to make sure the White Train carrying several H-Bombs would safely pass through Alliance If one was beginning to feel that 1984-85 seemed to be nothing but cold and deadly bloodshed, one was not looking hard enough. Many times it was the terrible things in life that made the headlines, and the good deeds went unnoticed or unremembered. This past year the people of Ethiopia were starving, no matter how many aids were given. When the members of singing groups "Wham", "Duran Duran" and several other English bands got together, what resulted was a very special song for a very special cause. "Band Aid" produced a song called "Do They Know It's Christmas?" The proceeds from the song went to help the starting people in Ethiopia, and once again the world showed its concern for its people. Baby Fae Dies After Baboon Heart Gives Out Dealing with loss was not uncommon this year. Baby Fae was born premature and after complications set in, her heart soon gave out. It was then modern technology set in, offering the baby a chance at a new life. While the child was given a heart of a baboon, the world awaited anxiously. For awhile the situation looked good, but as Baby Fae's body began to reject the heart, she grew worse and finally died. William Schrader Clings to Life And yet there was another, who in turn needed a better heart. William Schrader finally agreed to accept an artificial heart after suffering a heart attack. With a good attitude, he entered surgery, taking a risk but yet holding all his courage before him. It was so risky, since it had only been tried once before ... on William Clark. The odds were against him and he knew he had a long road ahead of him. Long Time Movie Star Passes Away The entertainment world saw the loss of Richard Burton. Burton starred in such films as: "Wild Geese", "Cleopatra", "Where Eagles Dare", and "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold." Current Events 5AHS Makes Waves With This year's homecoming king and queen are Wes Dunn and Amy Stephens The crown bearers are Eric Brown and Ranee Tritle. The first homecoming attendants are jeff Harris and Lori Bearden (upper right) The second homecoming attendants are Todd Sampson and Carrie Marx (right) 6 HomecomingAnother Successful Homecoming Troy Meyer, the newest male cheerleader, is cheering for an Alliance victory over Cordon. Enjoying their final Homecoming, seniors Tammy Schnell and Paul Hoffman dance the night away. Once again AHS was filled with busy workers decorating floats, halls, and the gym. Football and volleyball players practiced extra hard, the band polished up their act and the dance was set. Through spirit week, however, student participation seemed to lag a little, making new and interesting costumes and ideas sparce. Making up for the lost spirit in dress up days were the fun and innovative ideas of Powder Puff Football, stick horse races, an all-male fashion review and a jersey auction. At the end of the week, streamers lay ripped on the floor, the football and volleyball players returned to practice, and student life returned pretty much back to normal. All that was left to remind students of their unique week was the memories ... and pictures. Touchdown!!! Alliance Bulldogs romp all over the Cordon Broncs for another successful Homecoming game Homecoming 7Students Find Inexpensive, Jason Odell is never far away from his “getto blaster" as he rocks out after school. What do students do when they have no money? A few students at AHS were asked what they would do to solve this dilemma. It seems that almost every student has suffered from the "broke on a Saturday night" blues at one time or another. For those who find themselves broke more often than not, maybe these pictures will give those people some idea of a more interesting solution to their average Saturday night. Instead of watching TV, or by any chance, doing homework, a person can liven up his weekend by taking a bike ride with friends, reading a book, or maybe just getting the gang together for a game of cards. Some other ideas were given by these students. When asked what they did. Seniors Jill Moravek and Michelle Rohrbouck immediately responded, "We go window shopping when we don't have any money. That's when we have the most fun because we're not worried about how we're going to spend our money." From a male point of view. Junior Ross Hofmann said, "I call my friends and we play basketball." So as one could see, there was life after the money ran out. “That's just the card I needed," exclaims Wendy Pfeiffer as she plays a lively game of “Go Fish" with her classmates Veronica )esse, Lori West, and Susan Franklin Taking advantage of a warm fall day, Vesta Curtiss finds bike riding a much needed release from daily frustrations. 8 OpeningInnovative Ways to Spend Time After a rough school day. Brad Johnson relaxes by watching reruns of "Gilligan's Island "Hurry up; it's cold out here," is what Crissy Harger seems to be saying as she awaits her opponent's serve. ( Laing Lake Park provides many recreational opportunities, such as ice skating, fishing, jogging, or just a place to go and relax and get away from it all on a long, dreary Sunday afternoon. Opening 9Hey, AHS, Show Us Your Best Side! Autumn's in the air . . . The changing of seasons may bring about typical changes for a short period of time to even the best of us. This well known fact is proven clearly by seniors Denis Dunbar, Dan Nelson, and the lucky guy in the middle, Doug Wilkinson The homework, the classroom, the textbook "Calgon take me away!!” The sounds of agony can be heard in several places: the teachers lounge, the P E. classes and spud or annual classes. Here, Stacy Brass, Kelly Kosmicki, and Dee Sutton lose control when informed of when the next Spud deadline will be. Stacey Mandelberg, hoping that the information in her books might stick, tries a new method of studying The yearbook people have always found it amazing and perhaps a little interesting how a camera seems to have brought out the "best side" of people. No matter where they were, people seemed dying to get in front of a camera and "show off." Perhaps these actions and poses were deep emotions buried under the cool exterior of all Alliance High School students, only to be released when the trusty camera appeared. Or maybe, just maybe, the students at Alliance High are proven "clowns." Laughter was the cure for many an illness, and laughter was what was needed to turn a building into a school, students into friends, and maybe a frown into a smile! So, to quote an old cliche, "Send in the clowns!" They have earned their page in the Alliance 84-85 yearbook. 10 Opening' Today's garbage day!" exclaims Brenda Taylor as she tries hard to remove herself, while )odi Morrison lends a "helping hand." All the comforts of home . .. Kris Kerr and Derek Schwanebeck show off their creatively carpeted locker. "Like Bummer!" exclaims Valley Cat Deena Contonis when she can't scratch her Shawn Muller shows a rather excited audience his best side during a fashion show held during Alliance High School's Homecoming week. High school consists of tests, grades, and report cards; however, Tammy Lloyd and Kelley Yost demonstrate the lighter side of high school: postered lockers, bubble gum. letter jackets, and most of all a friend to share a smile enemy. Opening 11F 1 r t s 12 Fine Arts DivisionOn the warm, sunny day, a surfer heads for the beach. He waits until the "right" wave comes along before junping onto his multi-colored surf board. Like a surfer, the artist waits until his wave approaches before he sings on pitch, draws his perfect circle, or plays his horn correctly. There is something inside of the performer that is shown through his work. He reaches for his goals, always striving to let this feeling of emotion be released. When it finally is released, the student has produced a perfect piece of art just as the surfer has enjoyed his perfect ride. Each activity adds to the wave of excitement and involvement. Those who chose to ride the surf board experience exhilaration at its highest level. Break dancing is a very popular, new dance style that is demonstrated at many of the school sock hops Freshmen Vikki Curtiss performs her definition of the wiki and wacky craze Senior Susan Edgerton patiently waits the completion of her new face as Senior Carrie Marx applies the finishing touches This new form of make-up did not develop into a tradition, but it is something new for a change Fine Arts Division 13Alliance High School is Wisked "We're off to see the Wizard!" "Follow the yellow brick road." "Ding-dong the witch is dead!" These are a few familiar phrases used in "The Wizard of Oz," the drama department's fall play. The production opened with a lost Dorothy, whose house ends up in the land of Oz. Dorothy was soon greeted by a bunch of scared and surprised munchkins and met by Melinda the Good Witch of the North. With Lucinda the Wicked Witch of the East dead, Dorothy received her ruby slippers and was on her way to see the Great Wizard of Oz, following the confusing yellow brick road. With her newly found friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, they met the killer poppies, and Glinda the Good entered to save the day. Then Dorothy and her companions got to meet Jade and Captain Verdo, who worked for the Wizard. Verdo told them to wait awhile; then they got to meet the very angry Wizard. He told them in order to get the things that they wanted, they would have to do something for him in return. What they had to do was get a magic cap, which Belinda the Wicked Witch of the West supposedly stole from him. So they went to the land of the Winkes and met the old witch. Belinda captured the travelers and stole Dorothy's ruby shoes. This makes Dorothy a little mad, and Belinda gets a little wet. When she melted, the foursome and all the little Winke slaves returned to the Emerald City to bother the Wizard once more. The Wizard was soon discovered to be a normal man. Dorothy then met Glinda the Good, who saved the day again by sending Dorothy back home to good old Kansas. The fall play opened on the fourteenth of November and turned out to be a colossal success. The direction of Mr. Dean Opp was a new experience. The stage was moved to a new area, the multi-purpose room, and the cast got to work with a light and sound system, which they helped to purchase. On Friday, which was opening night, it was standing room only. Altogether over 1500 people turned out for the performances, an average of 500 a performance, thus extending the room's limit of 350. This attendance far surpassed that of prior performances at Alliance High School in recent years. The Wizard of Oz was a smash hit because of the hard working cast members and great director, who devoted their time to the play and because of it's new facilities. 14 Fall Play "Come on now, let's get things right!" shouts director Mr Dean Opp during a trying dress rehearsal. "Where am I?" wonders Dorothy (Vicki Clark), who gazes in awe in the land of the MunchkinsOff to the World of Oz •5 The cowardly lion (Frank Redmon) attempts to eavesdrop as the Scarecrow (Trey Covier). Tinman (Brad lohnson), and Dorothy (Vicki Clark) huddle up and start to talk about inviting the lion along to see the Wizard "Good grief! We're in the land of Oz!" exclaims the members of the cast during a rehearsal the day before the play. "Stop! Why must you constantly pick on me!" shouts the stern Captain Verdo to his annoying sidekick lade "I'm so bad,” the Wicked Witch of the West Belinda boasts. Dorothy Vicki Clark The Scarecrow Trey Covier Tin Woodsman Brad Johnson Lion Frank Redmon Melinda Rachel Schmer Belinda Mary Nolan Clinda Linda Fairbanks The Wizard Mike Bourquin Verdo Kris Kerr lade Jill Moravek Boq Tracy Overstreet Zoq Jamie Johnson Winkle Jolene Brenner Wonkle John Olsen Ruby Penny Colerick Carnet Cynthia Smith Cats Stacy Brass Deena Contonis Tammy Lloyd Poppies Munchkins. Tracy Overstreet Jolene Brenner Krystal Dillard Darla Prelle Darla Degan Rachel Schmer Jamie Johnson Scott Hudson Steffanie Cobb Derek Schwanebeck Fall Play 15Music Parents Raise Money for Band Uniforms Music Parents, with the help of other organizations, spent $30,000 on new band uniforms. These could be marching or concert uniforms, depending on the overlay the band chose to wear. The main money making project was selling magazines. It was very successful with a total profit of $4000 which was more money than they had made in previous years. This money was added to the fund for the uniforms. The group suggested something new for the pep band-new shirts. These made a really big with the band members and also provided a sense of pride and unity among the entire group. Meeting every other Tuesday, members decided who would sponsor trips taken by the choir and band, who would receive the various scholarships, and tried to get more parents involved. As Mrs. Oralene Hofmann, the choir director, had to say, "I think Music Parents is a real fine support group." Mr Dick Rischling, band director, inspects the quality of and also shows the pants of the new uniform These pants are royal blue with a darker blue satin stripe down each leg. Mrs Hofmann and Miss Beth Young, high school and middle school choir directors, respectively, and other members discuss the up-coming musical events. 1984-85 Music Parents officers Secretary Peggy Chouanard, President Delma Turgeon, and Treasurer Saundra Petersen proudly display the new band uniform. (Vice President Rachel Vaughn is not pictured.) 16 Music ParentsCynthia Smith gives a speech on sign language and talking to the deaf. This wins her first place at the contest. Speech team members are Tracy Overstreet, Vicki Clark, Scott Darveau, Linda Fairbanks, Steffanie Cobb, Matt Peterson, and Darla Prelle, (above) Linda Fairbanks and Vicki Clark portray a scene from The Bad Seed, (below). Speech Team Qualifies Two for State "Leaping lizards!" exclaims "Annie." Tracy Overstreet's serious prose speech, based on the movie, Annie, wins second place at Districts. With Mr. Ross as sponsor, the eight member speech team put in a lot of hard work and attended meets around the panhandle. In order to prepare for a contest, each person or duet had to choose a topic, write it up, time it, cut or add information accordingly, and practice, practice, practice! All this paid off at the District meet in Chadron as the team placed fourth. Tracy Overstreet and the duet consisting of Linda Fairbanks and Vicki Clark went to state. Speech Team 17AHS Band Marches to First Place This year's flag team consisted of: Captain Katie Chouanard, Basketball Co-Captain Veronica |esse, Rachel Schmer, Patty Shaw, and Marcy Kerns. (Valerie Curtiss and Marching Co-Captain folene Brenner are not pictured). As a sophomore flag girl, Patty Shaw shows the concentration needed to perform at halftime during a home football game After a lot of early morning practices, the AHS marching band started off on the right foot by earning a ''one” rating at their first contest. However, a week later at the Sidney Oktoberfest Band Day, they won first place in both street and field marching in their division and second place overall. Their show included an introduction to the music ''Novena," a flag team feature to "We Got the Beat," and concluding with "Shadows of the Night.” Keeping with the beat, the flag girls added a flash of color and synchronization to the band. After a lot of hard work and dedication, they received excellent comments on their performances at both football and basketball games. As Captain Katie Chouanard said, "Like any team, everything was not all roses; we had our rough spots. But I think we got it together and had a great year!” Angie Kerns, among others, carefully watches the majorettes for the tempo of the music. 18 Marching Band FlagsHead Majorette Nolene Roten, junior Majorette Susan Turgeon, and Sophomore Majorette Tracy Overstreet help lead the band during marching season Band Director Mr. Dick Rischling has the help of the three majorettes to keep everyone in step, in line and the tempo of the music steady. Not only do they help him during marching season, but they also perform at basketball games. Sophomore Majorette Tracy Overstreet had this to say about being a majorette, "It's really fun and exciting, especially during football games!” AHS band members show their Bulldog pride Left, right, left, right - the band marches to their opening number, "Novena." Their entire show won them first place at contest. It can be very, very cold when performing halftimes during football games. Cheryl Bolen and lohn Balderson illustrate this clearly while waiting to form the victory line, (above) The AHS Marching Band demonstrates their winning style, (left). Marching Band Majorettes 19Changes Are Made in "Sound Alliance" was the name chosen for this year's swing choir. Directed by Mrs. Oralene Hofmann, they sang songs such as "Since I Fell for You", and "Putting On the Ritz." In their black, gray, and pink outfits, the group performed many concerts for various functions around the community. They also helped the concert choir with the chili feed during the winter. What do five trumpets, three trombones, six saxes, three percussion players, two guitarists, and one pianist have in common? Stage band! Under the direction of Mr. Dick Rischling, the stage band made jazz music come alive. They performed at several banquets, concerts, and competed in Spearfish, South Dakota. Can one see somthing wrong with this picture? Tony Berry, a 1984 graduate, playing the sax, was recruited to fill in for this particular concert Regular stage band members include Sandi Gruntmeier, John Christensen, Tammy Ushio, Dan Hempel, Susan Turgeon, John Lulow, Karl Knight, Jim Graff. Eric Green, Ralph Gonzalez, Jo Brenner, Melody Pebley, Eddie Burgess, Sherry Clark, Vesta Curtiss, Brian Hinton, David Koester, John Moyle, John Burgess, and Chad Leever. Susan Turgeon, David Koester, Vesta Curtiss, and Chad Leever concentrate on making the music come alive. Sound Alliance members include Vesta Curtiss, Jeanette Bilstein, Stacy Brass, Brenna Barner, Susan Stinnette, Lori Fraedrich, Jennifer Connelly. RaShelle Wodke, Kim Nelson, Tami Ushio, Maria Vasquez, Dee Panwitz, Todd Rehder, Shawn Allen, Steve Stinnette, John Valderson, Tyler Winkler, Ralph Gonzalez, Ramiro Vasquez, Rod Stark, Eric Green, and Jim Graff. 20 Swing ChoirSmall Vocal, Instrumental Groups Juan Vasquez and Jason Marquez sing "O Sing We Joyfully'' with the Concert Choir during the Christmas Concert, (top left) Getting into the beat of the music are Sound Alliance members John Balderson, Ramiro Vasquez, Brenna Barner. Jim Graff and Lori Fraedrich. In past years, Choralettes was only composed of girls. This year, with Mrs. Hofmann as director, any freshman, boy or girl, could join the new Freshman Choir. Members included Tania Meier, Elzetta Green, jodi Olson, Mellissa Reynolds, |uan Vasquez, Scott Hoover, Valerie Curtiss, Amy Roberts, Natalie Green, )oei Bruntz, Penny Colerick, Becky Murray, and Julie Renteria, (all pictured to the left). Swing Choir Freshmen Choir 21A New Instructor Sparks New Life in Concert Choir Concert Choir at AHS had a new and different type of direction under the new choral instructor Oralene Hofmann. Her goal was to make the choir perform better than it had ever performed before. Looking back at her first year at Alliance High School, Mrs. Hofmann said, "Effort in daily rehearsals and pride in daily progress are the stepping stones to our objective, achieving Performance Excellence and our goal of making excellence a Tradition.” This year the choir did many things outside of the normal classroom activities. In October, they participated in the Fall Talent Show, also known as the Main Event. They did a Christmas Concert, which ended with the audience singing "Hallelujah Chorus" with the choir. The spring opened with the choir observing Kearney State Band play when they were touring in February. Then they got to watch Wayne State College's choir perform in the auditorium at the high school. In closing, the choir strived to find performing excellence, which in the end they achieved. As Mrs. Hofmann said, "Know your potential and go for it!" The accompanists for the concert choir this year are Vikki Curtiss and Kim Marchant. The Soprano section consists of Dena Hashman, Julianne Gonzalez, Lori West. Tina Bauer, Joell Romick, Jodi Morrison, Kelly Kosmicki, lanine Ballentine, Michelle Kamerzell, Susan Stinnette, Deanna Panwitz, Audrey Gonzalez, Cindy Martinez, Betsy Larkowski, Brenna Barner, lereen Goode, Priscilla Benoist, Heather Brost, Marren Harper, DeeAnna Hinkley, Wendy Miller, Maria Vasquez, Ioanna Howell, Lori Fraedrich, |eni Dunovsky, and Wendy Newman. 22 Concert Choir] The altos are Sheralin Richmeier, RaShelle Wodke, Mary Craig, Angie Lunbery, Nancy Smith, Brigit Hopp, Jill Moravek, Stacy Brass. Tami Ushio, Jennifer Connaly, Kim Nelsen, Samantha Gonzalez, Tonja Maben, Jody Sampson, Kim Taylor, Joey Forney. Kim Tritle, Kim Dobson, Arlene Taylor, Lori Jones, Melody Pebley and Jeantte Bilstein. The bass and tenor sections consist of Brad Johnson, Mark Sweesy, David Koester, Fred Marquez, Jim Graff. Doug Bearden. Manuel Vasquez. Mike Sabala, Frank Redmon, Steve Stinnette, Scott Abbott, John Aquallo, Trey Govier, Eric Green, Jon Moyle, Mike Bourquin, Todd Rehder, Ramiro Vasquez, Tyler Winkler, and Ernie Aquallo. Concert Choir 23Concert Band Makes Money After marching season, "One - and - two - and - three -four" was a familiar sound coming from the band room, as Mr. Rischling counted the beat to concert music. He held "sectionals," in which those people playing woodwind or brass instruments came on certain days. This gave each person a better chance to learn the music and improve rhythms. When it was all put together and rehearsed, the band gave three concerts and attended the district music contest in April. Members of the 120 piece band sold magazine subscriptions, as well as cut crystal items. The money earned went towards the fund to buy new uniforms. These were ordered and worn for their spring contest. Keeping the spirit alive, the pep band plays for many home girls' and guys’ basketball games. 1st row Tori Hoxworth, Angie Clark, Chrissi Neilsen, Kelly Thomas. Amy Roberts, Jeannie Atkins, |oni Fritzler, Tracy Bell. Jennifer Skeen, Jennifer Lauer, Nolene Rolen; 2nd row: Julianne Gonzalez, Jeanna Shaw, Shelly Thompson. Tina Rask, RaShelle Wodke, Wendy Miller, Mary Craig, Joelle Arrington, Gina Garrett, Vicki Clark, Keri Taylor, Kim Buckmeier, 3rd row: Shellie Sutton, Linda Fairbanks, Gina Gardner, Kim Rathbun, Jodi Toffeland, Tania Meier, Karla Schwartz, Kim Dobson, Alice Ruble. Angie Kerns, Rachel Schmer, Kim Marchant, Wendy Newman; 4th row: Dena Hashman, Kathy Bainter, Gay Pederson, Angie Kochiras, Teresa Dye, Cheryl Bolen, Roger Lehl, Cheryl Furman, Kristen Peterson, Vanessa Curtiss, Loralee Schmidt, Marla Sutton. 5th row: Eddie Burgess, Eric Green, Sherry Clark, Sue Suprano, Spence Bishop. Billy Nolan, Melody Pebley, Valerie Curtiss, Patty Shaw, Matt Peterson, Marci Kerns; 6th row: Jolene Brenner, Laura Dye, Bryan Kiewel, Stephanie Sutton, and Cynthia Hamilton 24 Concert Bandfor New Uniforms Roger Lehl shows off his talents on the clarinet to anyone who will listen-or pay attention Alliance High Pep Band adds spice to any home game 1st row: Lee Overstreet, John Balderson, Missy Skeen, Susan Turgeon, Tammy Pierce, Chris Allen, David Nelson, Jeff Hood, Jeff Gasseling, Nancy Schnell. 2nd row Chris Contonis. Tami Ushio, Tracy Overstreet, Katie Chouanard, Kelly Yost, Deena Contonis, John Burgess, Jeff Mills, Jesse Renteria, John Christensen; 3rd row: Jim Graff, Troy Strang, Mike Schnell, Matt Morris, Colin Weekes, Steve Price, Scott Bolinger, Paul Manuel, Jeff Moore, Sandra Grundmeier; 4th row: Natalie Green, Jon Moyle, Tim Thies, Kent Meyer, Larry Chouanard, and Richard Vaughn Concert Band 25Students at AHS Creatively Show Their Art students were enlightened in the areas of study such as perspective, painting, pottery and other various units involving the subject of art. To many of the students, art was a unique, emotional outlet in which they could express themselves freely. Over 130 students were enrolled in either Freshmen Art, General Art, Advanced Art I, or Advanced Art II, with most of them being in the freshmen and general art classes. Reflecting on his various art classes, Mr. Larry Mannlein, instructor, said, "There were more students in my classes this year than I have had in any other year I have taught here. I like to see the talent that students walk in with every year, especially the new students, and I like to make them aware of it so that they may continue working on that talent. The things that I like to teach the most are projects that bring out the creative qualities of students, but then I also like to work with drawing assignments, not only because it is fun, but because it is a fundamental of art as well.” Mr. Mannlein also likes to paint and make pottery in his spare time. Art has affected the attitudes of many students at AHS. Some of the things they did were challenging, some were very basic, but art was one of the classes that provided students with the opportunity to be the most creative and expressive. Advanced Art II student, Paul Manuel is carefully executing some air brush strokes on one of his projects that he did as an independent study unit Tediously working on her coil pot, Carrie Marx strives for the perfect shape and thickness. Looking for the perfect angle. Ramiro Vasquez finally completed his assignment 26 ArtSelf-Expression Through Art Projects Richard Vaughn, who is in Advanced Art II, applies the right brush stroke that will enhance his painting Freshman Art student Mitch Parascand finishes cutting a piece of cardboard to add to his head sculpture. Who's turn is it?" asks General Art student Ralph Gonzalez to Missy Hall. One of the assignments that the students do relates to is a chess board. Manual Vasquez cleans up his great pottery mess after doing a pot on the potter's wheel. l GPlt CL, Art 27Happiness Is ... Charlie Brown "You're a good man, Charlie Brown ..." the lights dim and sixteen children formed a picture around Charlie Brown. When the lights were raised once again, the children, including their pet dog, take their final bow. On May 9,10,11 and 12, Alliance High performed the spring play, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." The play was an uplifting, colorful play, full of music, comedy, and a lot of action. For four nights, the Alliance High stage was turned into the land of comic strips and children. Through each scene throughout the play, "Peanuts" members are shown in various situations through the day, handling their problems with humor and wit. The play ended in a total success. Besides the satisfaction of this success, cast members felt something deeper. Play pianist Vesta Curtiss smiled a little as she commented, "When the play started, we were just a group with a common goal, but during the two months of rehearsals, we got to know each other better. We supported each other and shared many special moments, which united us and gave us strength to do our four great performances!" With the last lingering notes of the piano. Alliance High theatre settled down to rest for the summer, saying its final good-bye to many of its faces,but yet welcoming into its presence, many new faces. The cast of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," under the direction of Dean Opp and Oralene Hofmann include: Charlie Brown Lucy........... Linus.......... Schroeder...... Sally.......... Patty.......... Snoopy......... Frank.......... Marci.......... lessica........ Teddy.......... Freida......... Spiccoli....... Rerun.......... Five........... Pig Pen........ ....Paul Manuel ....Lori Bearden ....Shawn Allen ....joe Bowen ....Kim Nelson ....Mary Nolan ....Eric Green ...Mike Bourquin ....Vicki Clark ..Linda Fairbanks ....Trey Govier ...Lori Fraedrichs .......Troy Hill Shannon Leedall ....John Olson ...Frank Redmon Snoopy, the World War I flying ace, searches the sky for his arch enemy, the Red Baron. Little does he know that the Baron awaits him in the shadows. Snoopy is played by junior Eric Green. Freida and lessica stand in "picture formed" poses while the central action on center stage intensifies. 28 Spring PlayThe cast of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'' gladly take time out of a dress rehearsal to flash their toothy smiles Music to a perfection! Oralene Hofmann (far left) prepares the show's musicians Vikki Curtiss, Vesta Curtiss, and Brent Mannlein for opening night of the play. "How long can one last without air?" Overcome with humiliation, Charlie brown covers his face during lunch period. Spring Play 29Individual Endeavors Bring Recognition For placing in the Fall Talent Show and the Stars of Tomorrow Contest, Maria Vazquez has her name engraved on this plaque that will hang in the band room Senior Susan Edgerton is recognized for her excellent achievement in artwork Above is one of her free-hand drawings. Angie Clark is tapped as the Sophomore Majorette for 1985-86 She competed against six other girls for this honor. Dan Hempel steps forward to receive his bar for lettering in band. He lettered by attending pep bands, concerts, contests, and participating in stage band. Others lettered by playing scales for Mr Dick Rischling. 30 Fine Arts AwardsHow would you like to own this 'vette? Susan Edgerton “dot” drew this picture Over one hundred people participated in a Clean Community project, making aesthetic art work out of pieces of "junk.'' These were narrowed down to these five people: Mike Bourquin, Sheri Jedlicka, Roger Bedient, Vicki Chaulk, and Tony Hedrick. Mayor Charles Lierk is pictured with the group. Excellent work in band wins Vesta Jo Curtiss the John Philip Sousa award. Vesta is the first chair flute player in band, (above). The Tom Lauder award is given to someone who has participated in both choir and band for four years, and has shown excellence in both areas. Melody Pebley won it this year, (below). Lori Beardon was chosen for the Outstanding Choral student. She helped Mrs. Oralene Hofmann in class and participated in many extra choir activities Out of fifteen girls, ten were chosen for 1985-86 flag squad. These are: Tori Marchant, Co-captain Valerie Curtiss, Marci Kerns, Lori Mendoza. Patty Shaw, Cindy Nelson, Sandy Bull, Captain Rachel Schmer, and Cheryl Bolen Kerri Horsley is not pictured Fine Arts Wards 31Academics are notorious for being (ho-hum) boring and stagnant. It is true that there are few changes of tidal-wave proportions from year to year, but the academic program is constantly undergoing subtle changes, like small waves gently licking at the established system. This year the waves made in the academic program were felt by members of the community as well as the students. New classes were introduced, the school day was lengthened, and once again the bond issue was introduced to provide money for critically needed classroom space. Through the years, when the changes have made themselves felt through the passage of time, we will be able to look back and see that we have made great progress. Most likely it will be the academic portion of our schooling that will help us to make waves as we move forward into the world that school exists to prepare us for. 32 Academics Division Look out, photography! Here is the latest advancement in the taking of senior pictures. With his Minolta in focus, Paul Manuel prepares to do his self-portraitRichard Vaughn and Mr. Larry Mannlein work hard on figuring out if this is the technique Michelangelo uses to paint Maybe if they would find an ancient and medieval history book, the task would not be so complicated. Sophomore Thad Schafer and Junior Miguel Rivera conduct an experiment for a woods class It is attempted many times before being deemed unsuccessful as Mr. Ackerman keeps his head Academics Division 33Richard McCall Tom Ross Maxine Culton takes a hot pan of cinnamon rolls out of the oven in preparation for the day's lunch. The cooking staff also includes Elsa Smith, Linda Phillips, Sue Jensen, Helen Wagner, joyce Lawrence, Sharon Hansen, Earline Beckhoff, Jeanette Kiewel, and Sandi Waldron. Aldon Sample completes his daily tasks of cleaning the classrooms. Other janitors not pictured are Esmeragdo Nunez and Charlene Gasseling. Pat Vandewege Librarian assistant, Mrs. Pat Vandewege. assists Senior Stacey Mandelberg in the new library, which is located in the old administration room. The bigger facilities provide better opportunities for students to expand their knowledge. Making use of the new library is Angie Kochiras, a senior at AHS. She finds the atmosphere comfortable and conducive for studying her English 34 Staff LibraryA New Library Makes a Big Splash at AHS The kitchen, library, office and guidance staffs brought the year in with a big wave. The kitchen staff, along with the janitors, did their best to keep the students happy with hot lunches and a clean school. The office and guidance staffs kept the year running smoothly, too. The office remained the center of activity and the guidance counselors handled problems of students, ranging from personal problems, to class changes, to questions about colleges. Finally, the big splash of the year was the new library in the former administration building. The old library was built into much needed classrooms and the center of the administration building was renovated into a new, more comfortable library. In the words of Travis Johnson, a junior at AHS, "I'm glad that we've got more classroom space, and also, the air-conditioning really helps in the summer. The library is much bigger and more students are able to fit into it without being over-crowded." Looking cxJt the office window, ready to face the day, are from left to right Mrs Barbara Nansel, Mr. Dick Stephens, Mrs. Sherry Caventer, Mr. Dick Boness and Mr Bruce Rockey, familiar faces to all students. Sherry Caventer Barbara Nansel Bill Reno Larry Moyle Diane Marx Jerry Ison Office Guidance 35Administration Adjusts to New Location Letting his fingers do the walking, Business Manager Bob Duryea looks for an important file. The school administration made waves this year as they added several new staff members and underwent some changes. One of the biggest changes was they were forced to move their offices downtown due to the needed classroom space. Secretary Lori Nagaki said, "Although I missed the kids and I felt removed from the school system, the move was a good one because there were fewer interruptions and less traffic, which made it easier to get work done." Also new policies were adopted for the school handbook, such as maintaining a 'C' average in all classes to participate in extracurricular activities. Students that were involved in extracurricular activities had to have eligibility slips signed by all their teachers. Although at first the changes seemed to present total chaos, the outcome had a positive effect. The School Board consists of (back row, left to right) Archie Lawrence, Cary Tomlin, Wayne Goff, (front row. left to right) Marion Moscrip, Dan Contonis and Bill Burgess. Micki Kimmel was elected to the Board in November and took office in January. Superintendent Martin Petersen takes a breather from his busy daily schedule 36 Administration Administration secretaries (left to right) Lori Nagaki, Dixie Bloom, and Ruth Sanchez enjoy their new location.Special Education Provides Opportunity UmmmUmmm That's finger licking good. Billy Boots (left) and Rich Shimp (right) enjoy pizza in their Home Living class. The Special Education and Resource programs offered help to various AHS students. This year three new teachers taught alongside veteran Janet Bandel. They were Jill Parenteau, Tom Lawrence, and Kevin Wilkinson. Mr. Wilkinson was the new Special Education director replacing Clayton lllian. The program provided help to students in any academic area. The help was very meaningful as Cynthia Smith said, "I am appreciative of the help given to me willingly by the staff of the Special Education and Resource Department." There were various classes from which the students could choose. Mrs. Janet Bandel said, "This year's classes in the resource room learned a variety of skills. One of the major areas of emphasis in this program was to give the students a lot of practice with daily living skills in math and reading that most adults will encounter. Students in the resource program also undergo a complete career assessment through the Career Assessment Center in Scottsbluff." In conclusion, the Special Education Department was exactly what it was called —"special." Janet Bandel Kevin Wilkinson (ill Parenteau Tom Lawrence Friends forever. Tad Drabbles (center) shows his feelings toward his friends Billy Boots (left), and Angela Cook (right) on a warm day. Special Ed 37English Classes Expand One's Knowledge Each student at Alliance High School is required to complete eight semesters of English, with passing grades, before graduation. Mrs. Mary Schadwinkel, an English teacher at Alliance High School, believes that no student will fail if he only attends classes, hands in all assignments, and makes an effort. If students learn to find the main ideas, they will be able to conquer any reading for any class. Each class was required to read a variety of books to expand their knowledge of great works of literature. As freshmen they were required to read Animal Farm by George Orwell, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and The Odyssey by Homer. Under the direction of Miss Pat Way and Mr. Steve Nelson, these freshmen were introduced to the art of literature. As sophomores, the students learned to comprehend what they read by choosing from a larger variety of books. These books ranged from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens to Machiavelli's The Prince. These students were guided through the year by Miss Pat Way, Mr. Terry Trenkle, Mrs. Eunice Petersen, and Mrs. Mary Schadwinkel. It was the responsibility of Mr. Bernard Becker and Mr. Terry Trenkle to help the juniors find the meaning behind the words. The books they read consisted of such works as Walden by Henry David Thoreau and Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. Even the seniors got their share of literature, including such great works as Alive by Piers Paul Read, and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. They were taught by Mrs. Sherry Yost and Eunice Petersen. Steve Nelson ■■■ Mrs. Sherry Yost is often found helping one of her senior English students with a homework assignment. Bernard Becker Terry Trenkle 38 EnglishSherry Yost Eunice Petersen Pat Way Mary Schadwinkel Freshman Project English student Matt Lewis gives an oral presentation on George Orwell as part of the cirriculum requirement for Animal Farm. Along with the major English courses. Language Development classes were offered. This class, taught by Mrs. Mary Schadwinkel, was offered to help students with basic grammar, writing, and study skills. English consists of more than just grammar and vocabulary; it is a class with a wide variety of requirements. Although grammar and vocabulary were taught, it also gave the students a chance to expand their knowledge of such things as reading. Junior David McCune takes time out to compare answers with classmate Dwayne Bull Working diligently. Penny Houser attempts to finish an assignment for remedial English 10. Elzetta Green and Korena Aquallo work carefully on a homework assignment for Freshmen English. English 39Communication Classes Provide Many Mrs. Fiebig calls on a Spanish I student to translate an English sentence into Spanish. There are a total of thirty-eight students in both Spanish I and Spanish II. Did anyone know that there were just under 2,800 languages spoken around the globe in 1984, including tribal languages in Africa and Asia? Alliance High School definitely never taught that many, but they offered Spanish, German, and of course, English. The two unique classes, Spanish and German, were taught by Mrs. Fiebig and Mr. Polyakov, respectively. When Tracy Overstreet, a sophomore Spanish II student, was asked why she took a foreign language, she replied, "I took Spanish because it is fun, a class that is different, and one learns about different cultures." Mr. Opp's speech classes taught the student how to present themselves, whether they knew a foreign language or not. Band, choir, and the art classes are other very detailed languages in themselves. In band and choir the students communicated their feelings through vocal and musical expressions. In the art classes the students were isolated and expressed themselves however they wished. The communications were just a few waves in the ocean at AHS in the 1984-85 school year. John Balderson does research on his subject topic for his upcoming speech, (ohn says that although he wouldn't have taken speech if it wasn't required it is an interesting class. Larry Mannlein Lila Fiebig Ivan Polyakov 40 CommunicationsStudents With a Cultural Experience David Nelson presents his dummy for a speech. He is telling how to properly operate and care for a dummy. Don't everyone look at once. These few Spanish II students, Tracy Overstreet, Jeanna Shaw, and Tom Beagle take time at the end of class to smile for the camera. There are thirty-eight Spanish students. What is the possibility of all these students speaking German? It is unlikely since only one out of every twenty-five students are in German classes. Paul Manuel quickly picks up his mess before the bell rings. He is doing a pottery project in an Advanced Art II class. Communications 41P.E. Wt. Training Enhances Student Athletic Capability Where's the beef? "In the weight room.” said one AHS student. The new weight room in the VE building provided students the opportunity to keep in shape. The many different machines in the weight room involved a variety of exercises to strengthen specific muscles in the body. Curls, squats, and presses were just a few of the things the weight lifters did under the careful supervision of Mr. Skip Olds. The 1984-85 school year seemed to have emphasis directed toward physical fitness and better health in physical education and weight training classes. The 97 boys and 77 girls who took P.E. did so because they wanted to get in shape, or simply because it was a requirement. Advanced P.E. was an elective available to students who really had their minds set on keeping in shape. Mr. Pat Cullen and Miss Sandra Pilfold kept the students physically fit by making the students run, lift weights, and participate in such sports as volleyball, table tennis, and soccer. In the gym or in the weight room, someone was always working out and trying to "build up the beef," no matter what the time of day. Kory Piihl does an exercise as part of his circuits in a weight training class while conditioning for wrestling. Several physical education students do sit-ups as part of their daily warm-ups while student teacher Mr. Bartling carefully watches over them. Skip Olds Sandra Pilfold Val lansante 42 P.E. Wt. TrainingDriver's Ed. Encourages Defensive Safety First Mr. Jansante taught the Driver's Education students "heads-up” defensive driving skills in the classroom and "hands-on" driving experience in the car. One hundred twenty-seven students were in Driver's Ed., with several different intensions in mind. When asked his opinion about Driver's Ed., Kent Meyer said, "I like Driver's Ed., because I get to drive around the whole class period without my mother yelling at me. Besides, my parents made me take it because it lowers my insurance rate." After completing the book, the students drove under different conditions and circumstances of weather and traffic. They were forced to drive in heavy traffic, or even in rain or on icy roads to complete the course for two and a half credits. Sophomore Bridgit Hopp anxiously awaits her turn behind the wheel while Mr. lansante, supervises. Freshmen Troy Hawk and Mitch Parascand work out in the new weight room located in the Vocational Education building Several freshmen girls do those dreaded "burpees" as part of their daily calis-thenic requirements for P.E. class. Driver's Education 43Vocational Courses Offer a Vocational classes seemed to be very popular among many students at Alliance High this year. These classes gave students the opportunity to experience many possible future careers or jobs. The classes offered this year included computers, powder-puff auto mechanics, shorthand, typing, welding, adult living, interior design, general shop, home economics, auto mechanics, electricity, auto tech, gas engines, house wiring, office procedures and agriculture. Classes such as computers, typing, shorthand, accounting, and office procedures showed students what a career in the office or business might be like. Some really took a liking to such work and found it interesting. Others, however, found that they prefered to use their hands to build, design and create rather than sit at a desk. Classes which gave students the chance to build and design were interior design, woodworking and drafting. Those were just a few of them. These numerous classes proved to be fun, interesting, and helpful. It was a very good learning experience for most students, and hopefully everyone got something worthwhile out of the class or classes he or she chose this year. All in all, vocational classes are worth their while. Shown here are Brian Smith, Teresa Dye, and Kelli Thomas studying and judging land and soil development for their agriculture class. junior lason Schlichtemeier diligently attempts to concentrate while trying to design his final programming assignment for computer class. 44 VocationalVariety of Experiences for Most Students Pat York and Miguel Rivera combine their efforts on sanding and finishing a project for their woods class. With a steady hand and a watchful eye. Shane Dean carefully observes and sands every edge of his gun rack. Sophomore Shannon Leedall attempts to smooth out the rough spots on a board for his nearly finished project Mrs. Schlatz is carefully reviewing with her class on proper typing techniques for the upcoming chapter test. Cathy Kloch Bruce Rockey Lynn Rinehart Ron Hofmann Sue Hillmer Vocational 45Many Different, Exciting Concepts How does one solve the equation: sec;x = sin x + soxJx cox2x The answer: very carefully. Or one could have asked Mrs. Schlatz or one of the other three math teachers. Mr. Kuehn's math students learned a lot in math this year and found he had a good sense of humor that he exercised daily. Mr. Brown entertained his classes with his card tricks and math puzzles. Mr. Hawk said his classes, "Learned there is more to Geometry than 1, 2, and 3, there are no tricks to algebra, and consumers do count." There were many science classes offered at AHS. In these classes the students seemed to act out scenes from Friday the 13th and other extremely gross movies while doing their dissection projects, not to mention the exciting experience of watching one's lab partner's face turn green. Freshmen learned about earth science, which included earthquakes, and they even got to experience the trembling feeling of one. Chemistry students had fun mixing chemicals, and some days it seemed that all the middle school students would become extinct from the pungent odors produced from the chemistry labs. Many upperclassmen took a class in human anatomy and publicized their new-gained knowledge on various posters and desks around the school. All in all, the math students enjoyed the positive and negative sides of their math classes, and it was a very unique year for all science classes. Advanced Algebra problems don't even phase Kim Marchant as she studiously finishes her homework with a smile. Bill Stout |im Hawk Wayne Brown Teresa Nelson Jim Kuehn Larry Yost Bill Marchant loni Schlatz 46 Math and ScienceOffered in Math Science Courses Tension mounts as Mr. Hawk goes over the daily assignments during "Oh, yeah, I can prove it," says Jeff Mills as he fishes for the answer in one of his Intro Algebra II classes. his Modern Chemistry book. Work, work, work, that dreaded four letter word. Sue Suprano attempts to complete her homework before the bell rings, (top) "Hmmmmmmm " Mrs. Nelson pauses for a brief moment before giving her response to an inquisitive student's question, (right) Math Science 47Social Studies Bring Many Subjects Together Miss Christensen lectures her 8th period ancient and medieval history class. Lectures, worksheets, and tests are included as regular activities for this class, which teaches history during the ancient and medieval times Seiji Kino and Brian Smith concentrate on their American History test. Seiji, the foreign exchange student in Alliance, said that he is taking American History because he wants to learn as much as possible about the United States history before he goes back home to lapan Why are social studies classes required? When asked this question by many students. Miss Christensen answered, "History broadly expands the cultural knowledge and sums up all other education.” Although many students may not agree with this opinion, there were still two years of social studies required at AHS. Of the 395 students that took social studies, most were juniors, who were taking American History, or seniors, who were taking comparative religions communist world, sociology economics, current issues, or modern politics. All these classes for juniors and seniors taught the students history as well as new and up to date issues. There was even a new teacher on the roster, as Mr. Tank was hired to take part of the workload off of the other teachers. He came from his home in Wisconsin to teach world geography, American History Research, and American History SVN. Mr. Tank said, "I liked it here, and the students and staff were great." This was quite a large wave as social studies was summed up. Charles Tank Bill Furman Ellen Christensen 48 Social StudiesJournalism Classes Offer New Waves of Thought The Journalism students that went to convention in Lincoln in October are Stacy Brass, Vesta Curtiss, Betsy Larkowski. Michelle Kamerzell, Tracy Overstreet, and Susan Franklin. (Top) Doug Wilkinson measures his copy, while Mr. Trenkle helps Dee Sutton with a question. (Right) Writing, thinking, writing again, and starting over. "Once more ought to do it,” thinks a student as he writes a story for the fourth time. If one was a journalism student or was in a journalism type class, he probably knew the feeling. The 1984-85 Journalism I and lournalism II classes taught styles of writing and gave the student an experience in newspaper writing. Some students had a chance to attend the lournalism Convention in October. At the convention the students learned better ways to write copy, to make layouts, to use space effectively, and to view yearbooks from other schools to get possible ideas. In summarizing her thoughts about her journalism background, Vesta Curtiss remarked, "lournalism was a fun class. It taught me a lot about creative writing and expressing myself." Betsy Larkowski types an article for the Christmas edition of the SPUD Betsy is the editor of the SPUD for the 1984-85 school year Journalism 49i The National History Day students are (starting from the back) |oy Margheim. Susan Franklin, Marilyn Higgins, Diane Walker, and Christeen Harger These girls took a project on the internment of lapanese Americans during World War II to District and State and placed second in both contests They will go to Washington, D C, for National competition this summer Students Receive Awards at Honors Convocation The Honors Convocation was the scene of many students receiving awards for their outstanding achievements in various classes. This year, an added highlight was the presentation of the academic letter to students who made certain requirements. To receive an academic letter, students must have been on the honor roll with distinction at least two of the first three quarters of the year, and must have been enrolled in regular or honor courses. Along with a letter, the students were given a gold bar to signify each year that they achieved this status. Besides the individual class awards and the academic letter awards, presentations were also made to those who were on the honor roll at any time during the year and to those who attended the annual Chadron Scholastic Contest. Alliance High School placed fifth at the Scholastic Contest out of the 17 schools who attended. During the presentation of the DECA awards by Mrs. Pat (ones, Susan Franklin was recognized for outstanding achievement in General Marketing. Susan placed in the District and State competition and went on to National competition in San Francisco, California. She placed twentieth out of the 750 students who attended. After the convocation, students went away feeling good about themselves and their achievements. All of them deserved the recognition. The 1984-85 Nalional Honor Society members include (back) Diane Walker, Susan Franklin, )oy Margheim, Susan Turgeon; (2nd row) Tim Hansen, Lori West, Paul Manuel, Mike Moscrip, Creg Colwell; (front) Angie Kochiras, Denise Pohlman, and Veronica lesse. Not pictured are Susan Edgerton. )amie Harris, Kelley Yost, and Carl West. 50 Honors ConvocationThe 1984-1985 Boys' State participants are Jamie Harris and Robb Finegan; alternate. Jamie will attend convention in Lincoln in June The 1984-1985 Girls' State participants are Joy Margheim, alternate, and Tami Ushio. Tami will go to Lincoln in June Scholarships Box Butte County Home Extension Club —Carla Henderson Chadron State College — Cooperating School -Brigit Boness, )im Holdeman, Angie Kerns, Angie Kochiras, Kelly Kosmicki, Mark Nelson, Denise Pohlman Doane College Athletic — Rusty Heckman Butler —Lori Beardon, Vesta )o Curtiss Presidential - Rusty Heckman Elks Most Valuable Student —Mike Moscrip FFA Alumni —)ayne Nepper, )oni Taylor 4-H Council —Carla Henderson Hastings College Academic — Vesta Jo Curtiss, Jeff Harris Athletic — Jeff Harris Music —Vesta Jo Curtiss Scholastic — Doug Wilkinson Howard Elder -Joni Taylor Marine Corps ROTC — Tim Hansen National College of Business Academic — Veronica Jesse, Lori West Nebraska Headstart Directors — Maria Vazquez Nebraska Wesleyan College President's — Vicki Clark, Linda Fairbanks Talent —Vicki Clark, Linda Fairbanks Nebraska Western College Board of Governors — Laura Dye Outstanding Leadership — Amy Stephens Northeastern Jr. College Southwest Nebraska — Nolene Roten Pensacola Christian College Academic Honors —Paul Manuel Presbyterian Memorial — Vesta Jo Curtiss Professional Business Women's Club — Katie Chouanard Sharon Davis Memorial — Carla Henderson, Jayne Nepper, Joni Taylor Slagle Memorial Fund —Steve Forney Student Council — Carla Henderson, Paul Manuel University of Nebraska — Lincoln Basketball — Amy Stephens David —Vicki Jedlicka Emily Krisl —Susan Edgerton Regents —Mike Moscrip University of Nebraska — Omaha Regents — Vicki Jedlicka Vocational Rehabilitation — Mark Sheets Walter Herman Memorial — Lori West Xi Gamma lota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Women's Sorority of Alliance —Leslie Hume Honors Convocation 51Activities, like waves rolling into the beach, were constantly moving and changing, however subtle, or suddenly. People rose to prominence in different clubs, reached a peak, and then, with graduation, disappeared only to remain as names in old yearbooks, while they were replaced by new faces, new challenges, and new ideas. Clubs grew, shrunk, and changed as new classes and new members brought in fresh air and as old ones departed. The waves of activities were sometimes slow and subtle, barely noticeable, and at other times strong and sudden. Some clubs were heard from almost every day, while others remained in the background. No matter if they were large or small, well-known or less active, each and every group made its contribution to the fabric of AHS. "I feel like something will be missing It took me six weeks to grow this thing out and then they have to go and cut it off. I can't believe that they are doing this to me," says Mike Bourquin as Vicki Clark and Katie Chouanard trim the "rat tail" during annual. Rat tails are a popular hair style at Alliance High School. 52 Activities Divisionjill Moravek, a cheerleader for three years, shines with a smile during a bitter cold football game Cheerleaders are a busy group, striving for excited fans and a whole bunch of school spirit. Kelly Small, MeShonne Fickel, Maria Vasquez, )uan Vasquez, Tammy Golden and Ramiro Vasquez show their pearly whites as the waves begin to roll in preparation for the Homecoming parade down Box Butte Activities Division 53A-Club Extracts the Art of the Heart A-CIub included lettermen from football, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, cross country, golf, and track. The club held several fund raising activities such as selling chocolates, sponsoring sockhops, and working concessions at sporting events. The income accumulated for 1984-85 went toward buying a new piece of equipment to relieve the athletes' aches and pains. A-Club sponsor Skip Olds said "The A-Club's main fund raising project was the selling of chocolate candy. The kids worked really hard and bought one of the two new $700 whirlpools!" It could be said that the A-Club made waves with the new whirlpool. Art Club included juniors and seniors involved in art class. Officers of Art Club were President Paul Manuel, Vice President Carrie Marx, Treasurer Susan Edgerton, and Secretary Vicki ledlicka. Several different fund raisers Art Club held were a top 40's dance, serving at a clean community banquet, screening of T-shirts, and painting signs. Art Club took an educational tour of a different city's art galleries and museums. The money earned in 1984-85 went toward a cultural tour of Denver. Sophomores Jason Odell, Jason Minnick, Kelly Stark, Michelle Kamerzell, and Kent Meyer anxiously wait to sell concessions to customers during a basketball game 54 A-Club A-Club officers include Doug Wilkinson, sergeant at arms; Todd Sampson, president; Lori Bearden, secretary treasurer; and Denis Dunbar, vice-presidentWhile Art Club Extracts the Art of the Soul Susan Edgerton diligently works on an Advanced Art II watercoloring project. Kim Tritle uses an air brush to paint designs on paper in Advanced Art. Art Club members include Kim Tritle, Susan Turgeon, Sponsor Larry Mannlein, Kelley Yost, Carrie Marx, Paul Manuel. Gina Garrett, Deena Contonis. and Susan Edgerton. Not Pictured are Vicki Jedlicka and Kim Dobson. Art Club 55FBLA Makes the Most of Their Time The existing members of FBLA are Kris Kerr, Terri Beck, Leisa Kollars, Jeanna Shaw, Sandi Grundmeier, Sponsor |oni Schlatz, Nikki Gomez, Patty Shaw, Maria Ramirez, Rhonda McDermott, and Michelle Rohrbouck FBLA had an extremely active year. They started it all off by tabulating the ballots for the Homecoming candidates. They were also in charge of organizing the coronation. After that their energies were focused on fund raising. One of these projects was the sale of Kiss O'grams during the month of February. The Future Business Leaders of America also had a point system set up so that the most active members were eligible for a state convention that was held during April. All in all, it was a tremendously busy year for these dedicated FBLA members. lunior Terry Beck expresses her opinions to the rest of the FBLA club at one of the meetings 56 FBLA lami McFall compares notes with Audrey Gonzalez before she speaksProjects Form Nucleus for AFS, FHA The AFS Club is comprised of Kim Marchant. Dee Dee Pohlman, Crissy Harger, Marilyn Higgins, |oy Margheim, Susan Franklin, Kim Rathbun, Sponsor |im Kuehn, leanna Shaw, Chris Clark, and Diane Walker AFS has made waves at Alliance High School by accepting a foreign exchange student for the first time in two years. The American Field Service took a year off from having a student attend the high school. The reason for this was the lack of offers for a host family. Seiji Kino was the student from japan who attended high school in Alliance for one year. The host family that Seiji stayed with was that of Cary McMeekin. AFS also had many fund raisers, such as the selling of pennants. They started raising money during the summer to help defray the cost of bringing the student to our country. The rest of the money they earned will go to help bring an exchange student to Alliance High School in the coming years. Although the membership was down, the club was able to keep going because of the devotion of the existing members. They hope to gain new members in the future. FHA lent a helping hand to the students of Alliance High School. It prepared the members for life after graduation. It helped them to know what to expect when they get out into the "real world." Among their many projects was a state convention, which was held in April, in Lincoln. This gave them a chance to exchange ideas with other members from around the state, on such things as fund raisers. The club's most successful fund raiser was the sale of cookies. With the money they grossed, they were able to send their members to the state convention. The FHA officers are President Wendy Pfeiffer, Vice-President Samantha Gonzalez, Treasurer Lori Fraedrich, Secretary Tina Bauer, Historian Dena Hashman, and Parliamentarian Brenda Taylor. FHA members include Tina Bauer, Wendy Pfeiffer, Samantha Gonzalez, Dena Hashman, Lori Fraedrich, Brenda Taylor, Sandra Smith, Kari Mundt, Shari Bakkehaug, Sponsor Cathy Kloch, and Darcy Sutton AFS FHA 57Hard Work, Dedication Are The 1984-85 cheerleaders are Crissy Harger, |ill Moravek, Kim Marchant, Kim Trifle, Keri Taylor, Rhonda Purviance, )oy Margheim, Cay Pedersen, Wendy Godwin, Kelly Stark, and Kim Rathbun Hard work, dedication, time and energy were all very important qualifications for cheerleading. It was not all glamour. Most people only saw one aspect of cheerleading. There were many others; these included such things as, making locker decorations and signs for every sport and every game. There was a lot of dedication in these people. They practiced every week after school, and had a class period devoted just to cheerleading. There was a lot of energy exerted every time they got in front of the crowd. Their job was to get even the most dead crowds pumped up for a big game. The cheerleaders also performed a number of routines during the basketball season. And hard work didn't stop there, either. They were expected to go to the state tournaments to support the state qualifying teams. Then, upon their return, they were in charge of organizing the pep rally for the state teams. All the pep rallies that were held were organized by these energetic cheerleaders. Cheerleading was glamorous and fun, but there was a lot of energy and dedication that was required to be an effective cheerleader. Their dedication showed every time they stepped out to cheer on the team. Cay Pedersen and Jill Moravek hold the spirit hoop for the football team at the Homecoming game 58 CheerleadingAn Important Part of Cheerleading Kim Marchant struts her stuff for the crowd at one of the girls' basketball home games. The cheerleaders can be seen performing routines during half time of many of the home basketball games. They perform this one to "Rubberband Man,” with a little help from the AHS band. The cheerleaders line up to show the parents that they can move great The routine was created to go with the song, "Shadows of the Night " Cheerleaders 59 Kelly Stark shows everyone that she knows what she's doing.Student Council Has Another Busy Year Student Council's year was eventful, with many things on the agenda. Meetings were held every Monday at lunch, allowing alot to be accomplished. StuCo's year started with the New Student Dinner, which welcomed new students to the high school with good food and games. Next up was Homecoming, which was very successful for StuCo. Other fund raisers StuCo held were a beach party dance, where students made waves by coming clad in swimming shorts, armed with lawn chairs and beach balls; computer dating, which matched students up with their top ten prospects of the opposite sex; the jesters of the court dance, which uncovered the clown royalty of the school; peer counseling; and "I'm O K. you're O K. week." Overall, StuCo's year was very productive, as Secretary |oey Forney sums it up, "StuCo has had a great year; I really enjoyed it!" Spence Bishop is propelled along by people during a game at the New Student Banquet Student Council President Carla Henderson lectures on issues during a lunchtime meeting S Student Council members are Carla Henderson, Vikki Curtiss, Susan Suprano, Susan Edgerton, Valerie Curtiss, Lori Fraedrich, Sam Gonzales, Carrie Marx, Amy Stephens, Keri Taylor, |oey Forney, laimi Moravek, Ion Moyle, Paul Manuel, Doug Wilkinson, Natalie Green, Marilyn Higgins and Tami Ushio 60 Student CouncilThespians Have a Dramatic Year Thespian members include Rachel Schmer, Linda Fairbanks, David Koester, Vicki Clark, Scott Abbott, Katie Chouanart, and Vicki ledlicka Secretary Katie Chouanard takes notes on a Thespian meeting while David Koester supervises between songs. Scott Abbott and Linda Fairbanks read a drama magazine article during a Thespian meeting Thespians had a fun year, under the leadership of President Vicki Clark, Vice President Linda Fairbanks, Secretary Katie Chouanard, and Treasurer Scott Abbott. Thespian's had seven members, but that figure was increased to sixteen with the initiation of nine others. Those new members included )oe Bowen, Mike Bourquin, Tracy Overstreet, Steve Forney, Trey Covier, Frank Redmon, Kris Kerr, Julianne Gonzalez, and )ill Moravek. Initiates had to perform an acting skit unexpectedly without knowing what it was. When asked about the Thespian's year, Clark said, "This year Thespians were in a state of reorganization. Not a whole lot was accomplished, by reason of the change in sponsors to Mr. Opp, requiring renovation of files and other miscellaneous materials. Progress was made, however, in the modification of the filing system. Initiation and the point system determining eligibility were also altered for use in the foreseeable future." Thespians 61DECA Distributes Their Pride Everywhere Overall, DECA has a very productive year. Susan Franklin is the only one that placed high enough to go on to Nationals. She ranked second in General Marketing, and now will go on to San Francisco, California. Pictured above are some DECA members. The Alliance Chapter of DECA, which has been under the direction of Pat Jones for over eight years has proved to be on the move and "makin waves" constantly. They were involved in everything from producing radio ads for the fall play to holding fund raisers. Christmas time didn't slow them down at all either as they set the theme for the downtown store windows and later judged them. As the time passed, they appeared in more than the Alliance papers. The group also showed up in the Omaha World Herald for their productivity. On February 13, DECA honored all bosses and employers by treating them to a breakfast at the Elms. The next morning, rising early once again, they held a reception breakfast for the teachers. Distribution Education Clubs of America distributed their services and their pride throughout the town of Alliance, reminding everyone what a truly dedicated and an active club could be, with a little work. "and it's 50 per cent off this week ... " Tammy Schnell discovers good salesman techniques often require determination and an extra smile. 62 DECAFuture Farmers Have Productive Year What has 96 legs, 48 heads and has won such things as District Land judging? FFA, that's what. FFA, otherwise known as Future Farmers of America, not only took first place in Districts, but they were active in other areas. They held fruit sales and slave auctions. Money raising projects such as concession stands gave the club enough money to enjoy various activities such as skating parties and their trip to a transplant lab in Colorado. The latest undertaking of FFA was called "Foods of America ' which was designed to make grade school children aware of the importance of agriculture. Sponsor Dave johnson seemed optimistic for the future by saying, "The younger members show a lot of promise, so we will have a bright future." So, FFA ended the year on a upswing. Kim Rask, Joni Taylor, and Cathy Carr take a few minutes out of a meeting to explain the idea of receipts to Jay Herian. FFA members include 1st row: Krystal Dillard, Jeni Donovsky, Gina Gardner, Lora Romick, Kelli Thomas. 2nd row: Doug Daugherty, Brian Smith, Tina Rask. 3rd row Jay Herian, Vince Connelly, Ray Krause, Barry Nye, Carl West. Dan Gerlich, Kim Rask. 4th row: Rocky Tschacher, Joni Taylor, Stephanie Sutton, Brenda Taylor, Joell Romick, Bob Bush, and Neil Schmidt. FFA officers learn how to balance sometimes difficult problems, like how to stand on your co-officers back without falling! A few of the officers are Joni Taylor. Jamie Harris, Brian Smith, Cathy Carr, and Jay Herian The main balance for the group comes from Sponsor Dave Johnson. FFA 63Annual, SPUD Strive for Perfection A variety of attitudes is expressed by the wide contrast of personalities of the Annual Staff members |oy Margheim remains serious, while Travis lohnson shows his lighter side, as they work to meet the next deadline. Perfection was only part of the requirements of being a successful Annual Staff member. There was a lot to be done in order to turn out the annual by August. In order to suppress the enormous price of putting out The Bulldog, the staff members sold ad space to the local businesses. After which, they concentrated on selling yearbooks to the students and faculty. When this was over, their time was consumed by such tasks as cropping pictures, writing copy, and getting group shots arranged. Spelling and grammar were also an important part of being successful. These were just a few of the events that required perfection to make The Bulldog a success. Crissy Harger works hard to finish her pages before the next deadline The Annual staffers are Vicki Clark, Katie Chouanard, Crissy Harger, Wendy Pfeiffer, Tracy Overstreet, |oy Margheim, Veronica lesse, Lori West, Kim Rathbun, Vesta Curtiss, Miss Way, Mike Bourquin, Susan Franklin, and Travis lohnson 64 AnnualThe SPUD staff is Dee Dee Hamilton, Wendy Hume, Carol Donahoo, Brenna Barner, Dee Sutton, Penni Brommer, Denis Dunbar, Dan Nelson, Kelly Kosmicki, Betsy Larkowski, |odi Morrison, Stacy Brass, David Fedderson, Michelle Kamerzell, and Doug Wilkinson Cropping pictures, meeting deadlines, and writing copy were also an important part of putting the SPUD together. They also found the need for perfection from attending a state convention in Lincoln during October. Those who attended were Betsy Larkowski, Stacy Brass, and Michelle Kamerzell. Among the activities at the convention, they learned about the need for perfection in everything they tried to accomplish. The SPUD kept the students and faculty up to date on the area events, such as student achievements and sports. They spent much of their spare time doing research on their individual articles. They also devoted a section of the paper to the popular fads, letting everyone know what's hot and what's not. Perfection was a very important part of making the SPUD the success that it was. The photography staff for the Annual and SPUD are Katie Chouanard, Chris Clark, Dee Dee Pohlman. and Teresa Dye. Those not pictured are |ill Moravek and Stephanie Sutton. Typing copy is only one of many of the aspects of putting out the SPUD Dee Hamilton works to finish her copy before the period ends. SPUD 65Everyone finds a way to add to the wave of uniqueness. Bill Boness, Shawn Muller, Jeff Gasseling, Jeff Mills, David Heckman, Scott Hiatt and Rusty Heckman, members of the varsity basketball team, recreate the look that was popular in the late 1950's. The wave of tradition at AHS is shown here by Junior Marty McLaughlin. He breaks through the spirit hoop as his name is announced for the 1984 Homecoming game. Being new to Alliance, Marty is exposed to many different traditions. 66 Sports Division"Didja have to snap the shutter on that camera?" thinks loelle Arrington as she prepares to tee-off during a practice round at the golf course, loelle, a transfer from Washington, is a welcome addition to the AHS Lady Linkster team. The sports scene at AHS was bustling. Each team practiced hard and long during their respective seasons. What were these practices for? The players planned out goals and practices were designated to achieve those goals. Coals were also met during games, meets and tournaments. Still, what purpose did these goals serve? If the goal was to win. Alliance teams were usually successful. The game was played with a unified team. The victory belonged to a team. As the team kept winning, it made its marks in the history books. Sometimes, however, a team did not always win. This team, too, kept reaching, always striving to meet both team and personal goals. At the end of the season, when practices and hard-fought games were over, the competitors at AHS held their heads high and walked proud because they were members of some elite athletic team. Sports Division 67Big Blue Boosters Meet the Tide Meeting the tide of the sports and other events was the Alliance High School Booster Club. Once again they sold tickets at all of the sporting events and sponsored the annual Big Blue Barbeque. They also donated $100 towards the purchase of band uniforms and sponsored a breakfast for all AHS coaches on National Coaches Day. During the Big Red football season, the Booster Club sold tickets for a chance to win a trip to Lincoln to see the Cornhuskers. The Boosters were on the go all year and continued to make a impression at AHS. At the annual barbeque, Pat Cullen is shown on the dunking tank, coaxing a thrower to give him a "cooling off," (top) and, later, finally, gets what he asks for. (bottom) Co team!! Co Big Blue!! Big Blue fans show their support at another exciting basketball game. President Sandi Kosmicki presents a jacket to KCOW sports director, Mike Castineau, in recognition of his broadcasting the fall season games and his continued support of AHS athletes. 68 Booster ClubExchange Student Adds Dimension to Harrier Team David Nelson sprints to the finish line in the Alliance Invitational to place 18th The 1984 Harriers are Sandy Bull, Patty Shaw, Stephanie Sutton, leanna Shaw, Derek Schwanebeck, Jeff Hood, David Nelson, Thad Schafer, Robb Finegan, Coach Jim Kuehn. Seiji Kno, Chris Schafer, and Manager Vicki Chaulk. After many hard work-outs and practices, both the 1984 boys and girls harrier teams finished the season well. With only a small number to begin with, one setback the teams had to overcome was having someone either sick or hurt for a meet, which in turn had a negative effect on how well the team placed. Foreign exchange student Seiji Kino from )apan added a new dimension to the team. Entering a new sport, he did well for his first time and practiced hard to place 14th at Kimball. Robb Finegan placed either first or second at every meet and would have gone to state if he hadn't hurt his ankle a second year in a row before district. Even though the teams lacked members, those that were there worked hard and did very well. Speaking of his harriers, Mr. Kuehn said, "They had a lot of fun running and only got lost once. I had to go find them." Even with all the setbacks the runners completed the season, gaining valuable experience which will be a great asset for future years. Derek Schwanebeck, David Nelson, Jeff Hood and Chris Schafer enthusiastically get ready to run another repetition around the track. MEET BOYS GIRLS Gering 4 8 Morril 5 N.T. Alliance 4 8 Rapid City 12 N.T. Western Conf. 4 4 Kimball 3 N.T. District 5 4 Coach: )im Kuehn Cross Country 69Linksters Begin Season with Great Comeback The season got off to a tremendous start for the Alliance Linksters. The goal that was set for the season was to qualify for state. After a disappointing district meet, the girls almost made it by placing fourth. Before the season started, Coach Brown made expectations, and at the first meet the girls met these and shot better than what was asked of them. After losing many important seniors, the girls golf team made a great comeback and broke a lot of records at every meet and Western Conference. All of the girls on the golf team received a letter. Kelly Kaufman and loelle Arrington made the All-Conference team. MEET PLACE Cordon 2 Chadron 3 Gering 4 Alliance 3 Scottsbluff 4 Western Conference 2 Districts 4 Coach: Wayne Brown Jenny Skeen and Keri Taylor anxiously await their tee-off on hole Number Eight to start the Alliance Invitational Jenny and Keri play on the JV team and go to every meet with the varsity team for the experience Joelle Arrington, a transfer student from Washington, watches her drive on Number Eight to see that it doesn't role out of bounds. The Alliance Linksters are Cindy Chase, Heather West, Missy Skeen, Kelly Kaufman, Vesta Jo Curtiss, Crissv Harger, Coach Brown, Angie Kerns, Jenny Skeen, Joelle Arrington, Keri Taylor, Marilyn Higgins 70 Girls' GolfBoys' Golf Tees Off to a Wavy Season Meet Place Sidney 6th Western Conference 3rd Cering 3rd Alliance 2nd Bridgeport 4th Bridgeport Dual 1st Scottsbluff Triangular 1st Chadron 3rd Cordon Dual 1st District 7th Coach: Wayne Brown The Alliance Boys' Golf team had an excellent season. They broke many records, including the team scoring record. The record was broken at the Bridgeport Invitational where the team shot a 342. Three of The Alliance golfers were chosen for All Western-Conference. These were )im Lambert, Tony Bartling, and Tyler Winkler. Many of the lettermen will be returning next year to make a very experienced team. Form is an important aspect of the game of golf. |im Lambert shows his excellent form as he putts for par Coach Wayne Brown, Tim Hansen, Tyler Winkler, Steve Forney, Rusty Heckman, Doug Wilkinson, Coy Hoover, Tom Beagle, Bill Nolan, Corey Stone, Ward Hall, David Heckman, |im Lambert, Ron Bush, Dan Hempel, lohn Balderson, )on Moyle, )im Marcoe, Todd Koozer, David Crawford, lason Odell, Tony Bartling, Kent Meyer, Spence Bishop, lohn Podhaisky, Brent Simpson, Troy Hawk, Jeff Colwell, Matt Lewis, )on Lulow and Mark Hammond are the members that make up the Alliance Golf team. Boys' Golf 71Alliance Ends Tremendous All eyes are focused on the Sidney server during the championship bout at Districts. Players include: Back row-Coach )oni Schlatz, Terri Beck, Kelly Kosmicki, Kama Brammer, Jami McFall, Leisa Kollars, Mary Nolan, Brigit Boness, LaDonna Varvel, Angie Lunbery, Jodi Morrison. Brenna Barner. Coach Sandra Pilfold; Kneeling - Michelle Kamerzell, Nancy Schnell, Stacy Brass, Amy Stephens, Deena Contonis, Tammy Lloyd, Mary Craig, Lori Bearden, Kim Nelson, Jennifer Lauer; Sitting —Tami Ushio, Carrie Marx, Nolene Roten, Angie Kochiras, Kelley Yost, Audrey Gonzales, Dee Sutton. 72 Varsity VolleyballSeason, Rated Fourth in State! Varsity starters Lori Bearden and Mary Nolan stretch their fingertips to save their teammates from an opponent s spike. As the year went on, all varsity volleyball players held their heads high whenever the 1984 season was mentioned. They looked back on it with much pride and satisfaction in their outstanding 18-5 record. This alone showed the team's determination. They wanted to be the very best and fought hard to obtain that goal. The season began with the mighty Spikers triumphing over Scottsbluff, after which many comments could be heard. "They're on their way!" "Awesome, simply awesome." "Those girls can really play." The Spikers headed into the Eastern Wyoming College Tournament undefeated and emerged with a second place finish, inferior only to Gering. (The Spikers would later defeat Gering to claim the Western Conference Championship). When the season ended, the team was rated fourth in the state in Class B. Kama Brammer, an Alliance starter, had this to say about the 1984 volleyball team. "I never thought I would say this, but even the practices were kind of fun!" The Spikers concentrated on their sport very heavily but there was always room for practical jokes in the locker room or on the bus. Spiker Carrie Marx told about the funny times she shared with the team, "We were always joking around. Even if there was a big game the next day, it would help everybody when Stephens (Amy) made a wisecrack or when we would play a joke on a teammate. All in all, this team was a family, a very close-knitted group of talented young ladies. They were coached very well by Miss Sandra Pilfold. Even after clenching second place at District, the team, though disappointed, holds their heads high to claim a season record of 18-5 and a rating of fourth in State Class B. Varsity Scottsbluff won Torrington won Mitchell won Chadron won Sidney lost Gordon won Sidney lost Chadron won Gordon won Gering won Gordon won Sidney lost Sundance won Gering lost Gordon won Kimball won Gordon won Gering lost Scottsbluff won Wheatland won Chadron won Chadron won Chadron won Record: 18-5 Coaches: Sandy Pilford and Joni Schlatz. Placement Honors: Spiker Tournament — 1st, EWC Tourney-2nd, Alliance Invitational - 3rd, Western Conference - 1st, District — 2nd. Varsity Volleyball 73J.V. Spirited Teams and Fiery Coaching Scottsbluff lost Mitchell won Gering lost Sidney lost Morrill lost Kimball won Crawford lost Sidney won Gordon won Scottsbluff won Wheatland lost Chadron won Sophomore Gering lost Chadron won Gering lost Scottsbluff won Wheatland won Coach: )oni Schlatz Freshmen Record: 3-5 Coaches: Shirley Schlenker The junior Varsity Spikers struggled to get going in the ”84'' season by starting the season with a loss to Scottsbluff. The team worked hard to develop skills necessary to end the season on a favorable note. Their dedication and response to the challenge finally paid off when they won their final game against Chadron, leaving them with a record of 7-7. At practices and on the volleyball floor, these girls showed the mental maturity and leadership needed to enter the Varsity level of volleyball next year. The Sophomore team barely had enough time to show their stuff, since their season only consisted of five games. With the desire to push for the best, the Spikers ended with season record of 3-2. Both of these teams were coached by loni Schlatz. The Freshman team, coached by Shirley Schlenker, ended their first year of high school volleyball with a record of 3-5. Ron Hofmann Anticipation is a key word in the game of volleyball, as laimi Moravek displays in the Alliance-Mitchell game. Players include: Back row —Vicki Dickinson, laimi Moravek, Tracy Bell, Katie Schnell, Kristin Peterson, |oei Bruntz, Cheryl Bolen, Coach Ron Hofmann, Standing — Coach Shirley Schlenker, Kim Ryba, Brenda Dobson, Vikki Curtiss, Sue Suprano, Leigh Ann Murdock, Cheryl Furman, Cheryl Pfannenestiel, Valerie Curtiss, Kneeling - Dawn Brammer, Betty Lore, Amy Roberts, Vanessa Curtiss, Tori Hoxworth, Natalie Green, Tammy Pierce. lunior Varsity Starter Tami Ushio shows the concentration necessary to help Alliance take the lead 74 JV Frosh VolleyballSummarizes J.V. Frosh Strategy A tough Bulldog defense gets ready to stop the Scottsbluff offense. Alliance allowed only 28 points in seven games while scoring 151 points. The Frosh Football team had a disappointing season with a 0-7 record. This was partly due to some members moving up to the junior varsity level. The J.V. team was undefeated the entire season. David Heckman played quarterback for the J.V. and Jim Marcoe was ready and able to take his place when David Heckman was needed on the varsity level. With a successful record this year, the Bulldogs have high expectations for future seasons. TEAM AHS OPP Mitchell 0 27 Kimball 0 34 Chadron 7 25 Scottsbluff 0 30 Gordon 0 12 Sidney 0 34 Gering 0 34 Coaches: Larry Yost Lynn Rinehart Coach Val lansante helps T.| Marx off the field after he is injured during the game ALLIANUt '4sr The Frosh Bulldogs are Matt Lewis, Lyle Horton, Terry Murdoff, Ion Lulow, Troy Meyer, Chris Contonis, Spence Bishop, Steve Moore, Mark Reed, Billy Boyce, Len Vogel, David Crawford, Mike Weston, |ohn Podhaisky, Coach Larry Yost, Scott Vermillion, Brent Simpson, Mitch Parascand, Clint Bruhn, Matt Morris, lerrold Neal, Colin Weekes, and Coach Lynn Rinehart J.V. Frosh Football 75Bulldog Motto: No Guts—No 1984 was a year of which the Bulldog Football Team could be proud. The season started with a loss to Scottsbluff, and many thought that this was a fore-shadow of the rest of the year. But the mighty Bulldogs proved them wrong by triumphing over their competitors in six of the seven games that followed. Possibly the best performance of the year came when they defeated the Gering Bulldogs and scored two of the three touchdowns while on defense. Senior varsity player Denis Dunbar, a starting receiver, told how the team got ready for the game. "We watched a lot of films and had good practices. The guys were really pumped up for this game and it showed!" The year ended with a superior record of 6-2 and a second place in the Western Conference. All-Conference honors went to Todd Sampson, Wes Dunn, Rusty Heckman, and Jim Holdeman. All-Conference honorable mention awards went to Jeff Harris, Denis Dunbar, Billy Alvarado, and Scott Rand. The varsity coaches were lead by Coach Skip Olds and his assistants included Val Jansante and Steve Nelson. A coach's job is to instruct and to "watch over" his players in order to improve them as athletes and as people Coach Olds' players include: Bad Row-Ryan Farritor, Mark McConnell, Doug Wilkinson, Robert Ross, Denis Dunbar. Todd Sampson, Tom Contryman, left Colwell, Paul Manuel, Co-Hoover, Bill Boness, Dwayne Bull, Marty McLaughlin. Scott Hiatt; Standing - Coach Val lansante, Felipe Sanchez, Bobby Sanchez, Mike McCracken, Scott Rand, David Fedderson, Rusty West, Rusty Heckman, |im Holdeman, Jeff Harris, David Heckman, Jeff Mills, left Gasseling, lohn Phillips, Mike Schnell, John Christensen, Coach Skip Olds; Kneeling - Coach Steve Nelson, Troy Strang, Eric Green, Doug Hart, Randy Hansen, Kory Piihl, Rod Stark, lim Krantz, Ross Hofmann, Wes Dunn, Todd Koozer, Brad Adams, T.J. Marx, Doug Kozal, Dan Carnine, Eric Vaughn, Greg Colwell; Sitting-Rich Ceist, Jim Marcoe, Jason Schlicthemeier, Brad Herman, Chad Bornsen, Scott McGuire, Billy Alvarado, Jason Minnick, Tim Weston, Larry Trautman, Duane Miller. Shawn Allen, Scot Hoover. 76 FootballGlory, So Go For It! The Bulldog offense listens to Quarterback Rusty Heckman give instructions for the next play, which will hopefully lead them to a touchdown. Rusty Heckman later receives All-Conference honors at the end of the season. ALLIANCE BULLDOG FOOTBALL 1984-1985 AHS OPPONENT Alliance 0 Scottsbluff 27 Alliance 57 Mitchell 14 Alliance 7 Kimball 0 Alliance 48 Sidney 0 Alliance 36 Gordon 6 Alliance 17 Ogallala 7 Alliance 24 Gering 14 Alliance 13 Chadron 42 Head Football Coach Assistants Skip Olds Val lansante Steve Nelson RECORD: 6-2 Western Conference: 5-1, 2nd place As usual, the Bulldogs are raring to go after being cheered on by many fans and given the "half-time pep talk " They look to add yet another win to their record. This Bulldog brings down his Chadron opponent as other teammates move in to assist. This game decides who will go to state. Varsity Football 77Alliance High Grapplers—Reigning State Champs! 1984 Wrestling Scores WE THEY PLACE Kimball 59 3 Chadron 28 24 Mitchell 48 15 Cordon Inv. - — 1st Sidney Inv. - - 1st Cering 26 24 Ogallala Inv. - - 1st Scottsbluff 45 6 Western Conf. - - 2nd Cordon 69 0 Chadron Inv. - - 1st Ogallala 51 11 Torrington 72 0 Wheatland 55 5 District - - 1st State - — 1st Senior Billy Alvarado tries for a reverse for two points. Varsity wrestler at 155 pounds, David Fedderson, controls his opponent during this dual. The Alliance High Wrestling Team includes Coach Pat Cullen, Shane Dean, Mike Schnell, David Fedderson, |eff Colwell, Tim Weston, |im Fuller, Bill Nolan, Randy Hansen, Coach Duane Dobson; Kneeling - Jason Minnick, Doug Hart, Jim Holdeman, Scott Rand, Mike Weston, Shawn Allen, Charlie Krantz, Todd Koozer; Sitting — lesse Renteria, Jason Marquez, Jeff Hood, Troy Hawk, Jeff Moore, Billy Alvarado, Kory Piihl, and Doug Bearden. WRESTLING RECORDS BROKEN IN 1985: 145 pounder Mike Schnell shoots first for a possible takedown. Most Near Falls Most Pins Most Major Decisions Most Wins in a Year Best Dual Record Most State Qualifiers Most State Placers Most Pins in One Tournament Most Pins by a Team in a Year Most Pins Scored in District Tournament Most Pins Scored in State Tournament Most State Champs in a Year Jim Krantz —60 Billy Alvarado — 19 Jim Holdeman —8 Billy Alvarado —32 Billy Alvarado 9-0 11 9 19 137 232 172.5 3 78 WrestlingAlliance Wrestler lason Schlictemeier controls his opponent in order to pack away yet another victory for the Bulldogs Getting a sure hold on his rival, Jeff Harris works to prevent his opponent from getting the first point Alliance wrestling fans were once again very proud of the Bulldogs' 1984 season. The team never let up long enough for any of their opponents to get an edge on them. The number one ranked team in Class B outdid all rivals by a total of 365 points. Headed into Districts, the Bulldogs were very aware of the work ahead of them, and by the end of the tournament, the Crapplers emerged with a Championship trophy and had qualified eleven out of twelve wrestlers for the State Tournament. The team, in remembrance of last year's denial of the State Championship, was careful not to become too confident and by the Saturday night's finals, five Alliance wrestlers participated in the Parade of Champions. Grappler Pat Marcoe maneuvers into the best possible position for a takedown against his Mitchell opponent. Wrestling 79There Is No Team Which Can Leash the Amy Stephens "shoots for two” while teammate Mary Nolan looks on. The 1984-1985 Varsity Girls basketball team members are Coach Val Jansante, Steffanie Cobb. Stacy Brass, Jennifer Skeen, Brenna Barner. Patty Shaw, Sandra Bull, Assistant Coach Jill Parenteau, Manager Jodi Morrison, Tammy Lloyd, Missy Skeen, Leisa Kollars, Kelly Kaufman, Deena Contonis, Manager Angie Lunbery, Tami Ushio, Nancy Schnell, Kelly Kosmicki, Amy Stephens, Brigit Boness, and Mary Nolan. (Photo courtesy of the Alliance Times Herald) Varsity player Leisa Kollars passes the ball to teammate Missy Skeen, hoping to score another two points. Highlighting their triumph over Chadron in the district finals, the traditional "cutting of the net” will be a long remembered moment for the Lady Bulldogs 80 Varsity Girls' BasketballPower of the Lady Bulldogs TEAM AHS OPP Mitchell 71 47 Scottsbluff 73 51 Baseball fever ... Catch it! It wasn't baseball fever that the Alliance Gering 65 43 community was catching, but basketball. Girls' basketball. The small- Torrington 59 35 numbered Lady Bulldogs opened their season with a win over Mitchell Gordon 62 49 in late November. The win came easy and the girls were on the road. Ogallala 87 55 which would eventually take them to state. As the season wore on, the Holiday Tourney crowds grew larger and the support was enormous. More than 2,000 Bayard 79 47 people came to watch "Amy and Company'' (as they were sometimes Sidney 83 43 called) play ball. The season was fairly easy as the girls won games and Wheatland 82 49 carried a number one state ranking the entire season. "Coach J" would Torrington 58 50 never let his girls think ahead —one game at a time. Kimball and Chadron 61 43 Chadron presented the only road blocks for the Bulldogs. The girls fell Sidney 67 57 behind in both games, but determination and hard work brought the Gering 81 38 team yet another victory. Alliance had to beat Kimball in overtime and Gordon 63 42 had to come back after being down by as many as 15 points against Scottsbluff 68 48 the Chadron Cardinals. Chadron 60 54 Kimball (OT) 63 59 After posting a 20-0 season record, it was on to Districts with the num- Mitchell 74 40 ber one seed. Alliance, the Western Conference champs, would be Districts making the trip to state. A first round bye set the stage for a game Sidney 59 45 against Sidney. Alliance won and it was on to the finals, taking on Chadron 68 41 Chadron. The team boarded the bus and KCOW Sportscaster Mike State Gastineau put the fire into the girls as he revealed that Chadron had Syracuse 49 44 declared they (Chadron) had the better, quicker team and would beat Gothenburg 39 59 Alliance. The fans in the Scottsbluff gym from Alliance beat those at- Head Coach: Val Jansante tending from Chadron as the Lady Bulldogs rolled past the opponent Assistant Coach: Jill Parenteau 68-41. Season Record: 21-1 State, State, State. Clad in crazy clothes, the team left to play Syracuse in Lincoln. With new surroundings, things did not go as expected. The AHS offense was slow. Alliance beat Syracuse but saw their state title dreams fall as Gothenburg romped to a victory in the semifinals. Displaying a tense moment in district finals, Brigit Boness, Kelly Kosmicki, and Amy Stephens shout encouragement to their teammates. Missy Skeen reaches for the jump ball in a game the team played against Torrington, Wyoming Varsity Girls' Basketball 81Freshmen, Junior Varsity Teams Pictured to the right, Vanessa Curtiss, Kristen Peterson, loei Bruntz, Brenda Dobson, Dawn Bramer, Vikki Curtiss, Jaimi Moravek, Natalie Green, Tammy Pierce, Manager Amy Roberts, Chrissi Nielson, Vicki Dickinson, Katie Schnell, Tracy Bell, Beth Trout, Coach Larry Yost, and Manager Tracy Lindsay made up the Freshmen Girls' basketball team. They strove for an undefeated season and almost made it by losing only one game. Their final record was 11-1. Being the other of the two underclasswomen teams, the Junior Varsity girls worked on skills and techniques. With Jill Parenteau as coach, they had a year end season record of 10-6. Freshman Beth Trout carefully aims for two points against a Scottsbluff opponent 82 JV Frosh Girls' BasketballStrive to Improve Potential This year the freshmen boys' basketball team consisted of ten boys who achieved a season record of 8-6. Their coach was Dan Collins, who helped them acquire skills which they will need when they reach the varsity level. These hard working young men achieved their goals that will prove them worthy when they play next year. The J.V. boys ended their season with a record of 12-2. Mr. Chuck Tank was their devoted coach who aided the boys in working on their potentials, allowing them to be ever ready for next year's season. To conclude, the Alliance Freshmen and ).V. boys' basketball teams were able to place themselves at the top because of their dedicated work on their talents. Freshman Ion Peterson goes for two as his opponent watches with hope that he might just happen to miss the shot. T.J. Marx, a member of the |.V. team, passes the ball with absolute confidence, as he knows his teammate Jeff Mills will catch it. The Freshmen Boys' Basketball team consists of head coach Dan Collins, Brent Simpson, Ted Robinson, Matt Morris. Colin Weekes, Todd Gallagher, Thatcher Lamm, lohn Podhaisky, |on Peterson, lerrold Neal, and Spence Bishop )V Frosh Boys' Basketball 83Boys' Varsity Basketball Denis Dunbar sparks the crowd as he gives the Bulldogs two more points during the second quarter. TEAM AHS OPP Cordon 64 51 Gering 41 60 Torrington 43 57 Ogallala 51 63 Sidney 65 60 Bayard 34 63 Mitchell 51 60 Chadron 48 57 Sidney 58 55 Scottsbluff 71 83 Kimball 67 59 Gering 51 55 Bridgeport 70 59 )ob Corp 103 46 Chadron 47 34 Torrington 60 62 Sidney 67 58 Mitchell 67 52 DISTRICTS Kimball 61 51 Gering 52 63 Coaches: Lannie Shelmadine, Chuck Tank Season record: 10-10 Tyler Winkler leaps for the ball after it rebounds, while the Bridgeport Bulldogs are ready to take action. When a referee says, "lump!". Varsity Bulldog Shawn Golden doesn't ask how high: he just aggressively meets his challenge 84 Boys' Varsity BasketballAchieve Team Spirit and Unity Dan Nelson goes for two points while a Kimball player is right on his tail, trying to get ahead of him to stop the ball. The boys' basketball team started their season in the doghouse, but with their positive attitudes, dedication, and a little help from Coaches Lannie Shelmadine and Chuck Tank, their season record soon picked up. The Bulldogs went into the District competition with a 10-10 record. Alliance won the first round against the Kimball Longhorns, which put them into the semifinals against the Gering Bulldogs. Of course, the Bulldog vs Bulldog match was a real dogfight. Gering came out on top when the Alliance Bulldog leash became tangled. Overall, the boys again came together with a sense of unity and pride that made another terrific year. Alliance Bulldog Dan Nelson sinks his teeth into the Ogallala Indians' defense The Varsity Boys Basketball Team is Denis Dunbar, Rusty Heckman. Scott Hiatt, Jeff Casseling, Jeff Mills, David Heckman, Eric Green, Tyler Winkler, Todd Sampson, T J Marx. Bill Boness. Ross Hoffmann. David Crawford, Brad Adams, Shawn Golden, Doug Wilkinson, Dan Nelson, Shawn Muller, Coach Lannie Shelmadine, Coach Roger Shellabarger, Jason Odell. Tony Hedrick. Rusty West. Jon Moyle, John Balderson, Larry Chouanard, and Coach Chuck Tank The Bulldogs ended their season with an 11-11 record Varsity Boys Basketball 85New Records Make an Exciting, Unforgettable Dawn Brammer practices throwing the shot put for the upcoming meet in which she broke a new school record. ■ Sara Rhoads, a recent transfer from Chadron, shows good form during a 3200 meter run. Sara proved to be an asset to the team, but a leg injury kept her from performing at Districts. The 1985 lady thinclads are Amy Stephens, Brenna Barner, Karen Gerlich, Nancy Schnell, Brigit Boness, Susan Edgerton, Mary Nolan, Michelle Rohrbouck, leanna Shaw, Penny Colerick, Sara Rhoads, Kim Tritle, Tammy Lloyd, Sherry Clark, Sandy Bull, Jennifer Skeen, Michelle Zumbahlen, Tammy Pierce, Krystal Dillard, Beth Trout, Tori Hoxworth, Susan Suprano, Jaimi Moravek, Dawn Brammer, Amy Roberts, Rebecca Murray, Janet Schoeneman, and Stacey Von Tour 86 Girls' TrackSeason for the Lady Thinclads The girls' track team, consisting of 29 members, had a very exciting and productive season. First of all, they received a Chadron transfer student, Sara Rhoads, who helped the Cardinal team last year become the State Champions for Class B. She also proved to be an asset to the Bulldog team until an injury caused her to drop from the squad right before District. Another exciting thing that happened was at the Bayard Invitational when junior Tami Ushio set a new school record of 40'8' 2" in the shot put in early May. At state the girls came in 21st out of 64 teams. Head Coach Steve Nelson said: "The girls improved greatly this season, setting five school records and showing much promise for next year." All in all, the girls had a great season. An Alliance Thindad shows her determination and pride as Freshman Penny Colerick leaps over the low hurdles MEET place Binfield Relays 2nd Kimball Invitational at Alliance 3rd Cering Invitational 7th Alliance Invitational 4th Western Conference at Mitchell 4th Scottsbluff Alliance Dual 2nd Mitchell Relays 5th Bayard B-C-D 5th District at Alliance 5th State at Omaha 21st Head Coach: Steve Nelson Assistant Coaches: Sandy Pilfold joni Schlatz Larry Yost jim Kuehn Val Jansante Sandy Bull appears to be standing tall as she gives it her all during a long, grueling endurance run. Girls' Track 87Despite Injuries, Other Problems, Boys' As in the past, the Alliance High Boys' Track Team had the usual injuries and other problems, but they managed to have a successful season anyway. There were seven seniors who led the team, but the underclassmen provided the backbone. There were ten qualifiers for the state meet in Omaha, but only one place winner. Dan Carnine placed fourth in the high jump and set a new school record of 6'6" in the process. Jim Holdeman, Chad Bornsen, Lee Overstreet, Robert Ross, Shawn Golden, Scott Schoeneman, T.). Marx, Robb Finegan, and Chris Schafer also qualified. Only two other school records were broken this year. Todd Gallagher broke the discus record with a throw of 125'11" and Chris Schafer broke the 3200 meter run record with a time of 10:16.0. Meet Place Binfield Relays 3rd Kimball Invitational at Alliance 2nd Gering Invitational 3rd Alliance Invitational 2nd Western Conference 3rd Scottsbluff Alliance Dual 2nd Mitchell Relays 5th Bayard B-C-D 4th District at Alliance 3rd State at Omaha 28th Head Coach: Steve Nelson Assistants: Sandy Pilfold Val lansante )oni Schlatz Larry Yost )im Kuehn The 1985 boys' track team members are Wes Dunn, left Harris, Lee Overstreet, Robb Finegan, Denis Dunbar, Ernie Aguallo, Jeff Casseling, Seiji Kino, Chad Bornsen, Robert Ross, jason Minnick, Doug Hart, Dwayne Bull, Scott Schoeneman, Fred Marquez, Derek Schwanebeck, Chris Stoddard, Shawn Golden, Todd Gallagher. Chris Schafer, lerrold Neal, leff Hood, Brad Adams, Ross Hofmann, David Nelson, Kori Piihl, Roger Lehl, Norman Littlehoop, Thatcher Lamm, Dustin Darveau, Colin Weekes, T.|. Marx, Bill Boness, Matt Morris, Terry Murdoff, |uan Vazquez, Mark Reed, Justin Adam, Wayne Nelson, Duane Nelson, and lamie Gray. 88 Boys' TrackTrack Team Sends Ten to State Jeff Gasseling's form seems to be paying off. as he leads opponent Brad Adams after the second hurdle Shawn Golden, a junior long jumper, reaches for just a few more inches in the long jump at the district track meet held in Alliance He later qualifies for state in this event The seven coaches responsible for the successful seasons of the boys' and girls track teams are joni Schlatz, Larry Yost, Val Jansante, Jim Kuehn, Sandra Pilfold, Tom Lawrence, and Head Coach Steve Nelson Sophomore Fred Marquez gives it his all as he sprints toward the finish line at the Kimball Invitational. Boys' Track 89Athletic Banquet Displays Pride in AHS Denis Dunbar is named the 1984-85 Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year Voted the 1984-85 Outstanding Female Athlete of the year by her fellow athletes is Amy Stephens FOOTBALL Billy Alvarado Chad Bornsen Tom Contryman Denis Dunbar Wes Dunn Ryan Farritor Jeff Harris Rusty Heckman Scott Hiatt )im Holdeman Coy Hoover, Mgr. Paul Manuel Todd Sampson Doug Wilkinson Dwayne Bull Greg Colwell, Mgr. left Gasseling Bill Hamillton Randy Hansen Doug Hart Well deserved awards for the most improved athletes of the year are given to Jeff Hood, Angela Kerns, Karen Gerlich. Patty Shaw, lerrold Neal, lami McFall, Michelle Rohrbouck, Brigit Boness. Beth Trout, Sandra Bull. Shawn Muller, David Heckman, Scott Schoeneman, and Jeff Harris Dave Heckman Ross Hofmann Marty McLaughlin Jeff Mills Scott Rand Robert Ross Jason Schlichtemeier Rod Stark Larry Trautman Shawn Allen Brad Herman Mike Schnell Tim Weston Bill Boness Jeff Colwell Scott Hoover, Mgr. T.J. Marx VOLLEYBALL Lori Beardon Brigit Boness Kama Brammer Angie Kochiras Kelly Kosmicki Carrie Marx Jami McFall Mary Nolan Nolene Roten Amy Stephens Terri Beck, Mgr. Jennifer Lauer, Mgr. Nancy Schnell Tami Ushio Michelle Kamerzell GIRLS GOLF Vesta Jo Curtiss Angie Kerns Crissy Harger Marilyn Higgins Kelly Kaufman Missy Skeen Joelle Arrington Jennifer Skeen Keri Taylor CROSS COUNTRY Jeanna Shaw Robb Finegan Sandra Bull Jeff Hood David Nelson Patty Shaw Stephanie Sutton Chris Schafer 90 Sports AwardsBOYS BASKETBALL Denis Dunbar Rusty Heckman Scott Hiatt Dan Nelson Todd Sampson Doug Wilkinson Tyler Winkler Matt Christensen, Mgr. Jeff Casseling Shawn Golden David Heckman Jeff Mills Shawn Muller Jeff Roesler, Mgr. Bill Boness T.). Marx GIRLS BASKETBALL Brigit Boness Kelly Kosmicki Mary Nolan Amy Stephens Vesta Curtiss, Stats Deena Contonis Kelly Kaufman Tammy Lloyd Nancy Schnell Missy Skeen Tami Ushio Susan Stinnette, Stats Brenna Barner Leisa Kollars Jodi Morrison, Mgr. Kim Nelson, Mgr. WRESTLING Billy Alvarado Jim Fuller Jeff Harris Jim Holdeman Shane Dean Doug Hart Jim Krantz Scott Rand Jason Schlichtemeier Shawn Allen David Fedderson Brad Herman Jeff Hood Charlie Krantz Todd Koozer Jason Minnick, Mgr. Kory Piihl Mike Schnell Tim Weston Jeff Colwell Most Valuable Athletes of the Year awards are given to Doug Hart, Billy Alvarado. Robb Finegan, Dan Carnine. laimi Moravek. Kelly Kosmicki. Brenna Barner. Kelly Kaufman, Amy Stephens. Dan Nelson, and Scott Rand Robb Finegan was also selected as the Outstanding A-Club member of 1984-85 Jason Marquez Mike Weston BOYS GOLF Tom Beagle Steve Forney Tim Hansen Rusty Heckman Coy Hoover Doug Wilkinson Tyler Winkler Ron Bush Jim Lambert Tony Bartling Jim Marcoe Brent Simpson BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK Ernie Aguallo Brigit Boness Chad Bornsen Denis Dunbar Wes Dunn Jeff Harris Jim Holdeman Seiji Kino Mary Nolan Michelle Rohrbouck Jeanna Shaw Amy Stephens Susan Edgerton Jerri Bacon, Mgr. Dwayne Bull Sherry Clark, Mgr. Robb Finegan Jeff Gasseling Karen Gerlich Shawn Golden Ross Hofmann Tammy Lloyd Lee Overstreet Sara Rhoads Robert Ross Nancy Schnell Scott Schoeneman Tami Ushio Marty McLaughlin, Mgr. Brad Adams Brenna Barner Dan Carnine Brad Herman Derek Schwanebeck Jennifer Skeen Chris Stoddard Eric Vaughn Bill Boness Dawn Brammer Dustin Darveau Todd Gallagher Roger Lehl Bette Lore T.J. Marx Jaimi Moravek Jerrold Neal Chris Schafer Susan Suprano Colin Weekes Michelle Zumbahlen Sports Awards 91c s Pari of going to high school is for the friendships that one encounters Together, friends share all the trials of life. It is more fun when one shares with a friend as Seniors Carrie Marx, Lori Bearden and Amy Stephens express with a smile. Junior Shawn Muller, while getting ready to take his seat in preparation for his Language Development class, pauses for a moment to smile for the camera. 92 Classes DivisionLooking for excitement? David Fedderson, Rusty West and Thad Schafer, all members of the class of 1987. take a good look at things as they sit on the heater hoping to jump in and create some "new waves."' Every year the door opened to welcome numerous students to complete the final phase of their schooling, as the wave rolled toward graduation. Some of the students had been together since grade school; others shared only four short years together. Vet, there were strong bonds between certain individuals and a class itself. As freshmen, friendships began to develop because country students were now going to high school. Some friendships also changed, however. Being a sophomore or a junior, a class united to raise money for prom. Still, a circle of friends was constantly changing like the ocean because of the various activities that kept one busy. New students would move to Alliance or old ones would move away, leaving a circle incomplete for a while. Then as seniors, the class would unite even more as the days were counted toward graduation. Each one clung to the memories. Members of the class spoke to somebody they hadn't talked to any other time, about graduation, the future, and if they would ever be together again. Each class with its different personalities, worked together and that togetherness formed many unbroken circles of friendship that were constantly changing and flowing with the tide at AHS. Football games, science assignments, and study halls are all part of the "new world" to freshmen. Chris Contonis works diligently on a homework assignment due next hour during his study hall He is a member of the freshmen class. Classes Division 93A Tide of Freshmen Flows Callan Ackerman Justin Adam Korena Aguallo Darcy Andersen Mark Behm Tracy Bell Spence Bishop lohn Boersching Cheryl Bolen Amber Bolinger Bill Boness Billy Boots Billie Boyce Dawn Brammer Clint Bruhn Freshman year. The big step. It was somewhat of a year of transition for the new class, where they were no longer a part of the Middle School, but not yet completely integrated into everyday high school life. At the beginning of the year, many freshmen wandered dazedly through the halls, seemingly in shock over the sudden, overwhelming changes experienced as they entered high school for the first time. After awhile, however, the new class caught the wave of high school life, as they joined clubs, mingled in the halls, and eventually got a feeling of belonging. Every year there are the same familiar gripes about miniscule lockers, cramped halls, and real or imagined snubs from upperclassmen. Eventually, however, the freshmen became adjusted. School spirit grabbed them as they yelled for the class of '88 at games ... the halls became familiar . .. and lockers got a homey look. The blurr of strange faces slowly focused into individuals — familiar individ-uals. Freshmen are sometimes regarded as insignificant, pesky underclassmen, yet, as time goes by, we have realized that they are an integral part of the basic framework of AFIS ... that they, too, are loei Bruntz Kim Buckmeier Ty Bucknell lohn Burgess Dana Bussinger Angela Clark MAKING WAVES. 94 FreshmenThrough the Halls of AHS Jamie Cole Penny Colerick Jeff Colwell Chris Contonis Shawn Cross Valerie Curtiss Vanessa Curtiss Vikki Curtiss Dustin Darveau Darla Degan Vicki Dickenson Krystal Dillard Brenda Dobson Teresa Dye Gina Fero Gelinda Finkey Joel Fought Cheryl Furman Todd Gallagher Natalie Green T.J Marx and Jerrold Neal prepare for their future careers in professional sports as they practice their Channel Nine News poses. The 1984-85 freshmen class officers are: President Vikki Curtiss, Secretary Susan Suprano, Vice-President Jaimi Moravek, and Treasurer Tracy Bell Freshmen 95The Freshmen Experience: a Year of Two important parts of student life are-classes, where Len Vogel and Troy Schnell help each other out, and just standing around in the halls, like Amber Bolinger Larry Hudson Lori Jacquot Dianna Jenkins Steve Jensen Kirk Hancock Troy Hawk Scot Hoover Kim Horsley Lyle Horton Tori Hoxworth Brian Jesse Beverly Johnson Jamie Johnson Serena Jones Doug Keane 96 FreshmenConfusion, Transition, and Frustration Marci Kerns Bryan Kiewel Kris Kindle Scott Kirkpatrick Randy Kraay Dawn Kuehl Tammy Kuhlman Thatcher Lamm Kim Larson Chad Leever Dennis Loomis Bette Lore Looking back through the faded pages, Remembering the memories, as I look at each face. Memories that make me laugh, some that make me cry. Memories that are in my heart are those I still embrace. Remembering the Friday night movies. And the talks we had. About the recent love affairs. And the latest fad. Ion Lulow Troy Lunbery Darren McCune Douglas McDermott Always on the go, Running here and there. Never time for a decent meal, )unk food was the newest flair. Planning parties Going to games. Putting up with homework, And the familiar names. Thinking, as I close the worn pages. All those memories were just in a year. Praying that all the years to come. Will all be just as dear. — jaimi Moravek Freshmen 97Freshmen Dive Into Krista McFall Jason Marquez T.J. Marx Mindy Mashburn Wendy Mattley Tama Meier Troy Meyer Connie Mohler Steve Moore Jaimi Moravek Matt Morris Mike Moss Leigh Ann Murdock Terry Murdoff Becky Murray Dave Musfelt Jerrold Neal Duane Nelson Wayne Nelson A flasher in the halls Len Vogel gives us a glimpse of the "seamier" side of life at Alliance High School. Freshman Danielle Reeve keeps her eye on an intent Kelli Thomas as she aims for a strike during their bowling unit in P.E. 98 Freshmenthe Mainstream of AHS Chrissi Nielsen Bill Nolan Sean Nollette Jodi Olson John Olson Sherman Osborn Mitch Parascand Jon Petersen Kristin Peterson Kurt Peterson Cheryl Pfannenstiel Tammy Pierce John Podhaisky Rick Pohlman Steven Price Judy Pritchard Lorin Pryor Tina Rask Mark Reed Danielle Reeve Kim Rehder Jesse Renteria Julie Renteria Melissa Reynolds Kodee Rhoads Amy Roberts Jeff Roesler Alice Ruble Kim Ryba Teresa Sabala Freshmen 99Freshmen Actively Pursue Carrie Sanchez Chris Schafer Janet Schoeneman Katie Schnell Troy Schnell Dwain Schulze Corey Sievers Jess Sloan Vicki Smith Steve Softley Sean Stange Brent Simpson Rick Stevens Steve Stinnette Corey Stone Beverly "Butch” Johnson stops to take a refreshing drink at the water fountain in the main hall and to procrastinate a little before returning to her class. Alicia Suhr Steve Sullivan Susan Suprano Barbara Taylor Kelli Thomas 100 FreshmenMany Different Activities Friendship is like a flower, Plant the seed and water it with love It shall grow . .. Talk to it With understanding and trust It shall bloom ... But there is no life Without some droughts A time when the flower wilts When we make mistakes And things happen that we regret Is a time to plant the seed Over and try again. For nothing can grow Without a chance. — )aimi Moravek Susan Suprano does not seem enthused with the prospect of returning to class after lunch. Freshmen 101Despite Hassles, Sophomores Have a Very Progressive Year with Help of Sponsors Brad Adams Kenny Adamson John Aguallo Casey Allen As the sophomores began their second year at Alliance High School, they found that the hectic routines seemed more natural than they had the year before. Of course, there were still the hassles of getting the classes of their choice to fit into only eight class periods, but most managed to accomplish this without any major problems. The sophomores were led by class officers, Mike Bourquin, president; jason Minnick, vice president; Kim Rathbun, secretary; and Derek Schwanebeck, treasurer. Class sponsors were Mr. Bill Marchant and Mrs. Oralene Hofmann. With the help of these people, the sophomores definitely contributed a major part in "Making Waves" at Alliance High School. Brenna Barner Tony Bartling Jennifer Baft Tina Bauer Dana Behm leanette Bilstein Larry Bolinger Mike Bourquin Stacy Brass Penni Brommer Sandy Bull Eddie Burgess Dan Carnine Vicky Chaulk Larry Chouanard 102 SophomoresJohn Christensen Ed Clinard Steffanie Cobb Cheryl Cody Mary Craig David Crawford Scott Darveau Doug Daugherty Shane Dean Ed Dickey Carol Donahoo Desi Dunbar Jeni Dunovsky Michelle Duran Irene Ewing David Feddersen Ken Fester Lori Fraedrich Angela Fritzler Joni Fritzler Gina Gardner Daniel Gerlich Wendy Godwin Samantha Gonzalez Trey Govier Paul Gregg Angela Grime Valorie Haggard Missi Hall Barry Hamilton Dee Dee Hamilton Melinda Hanzes Dena Hashman Tony Hedrick Bud Hood Sophomores 103Sophomores Focus Attention on Jeff Hood Bridget Hopp Ioanna Howell Wendy Hume janice Jamison Sheri Jedlicka The 1984-1985 sophomore class officers are Jason Minnick - vice president; Kim Rathbun - secretary; and Mike Bourquin - president. Not pictured is Treasurer Derek Schwanebeck. Lori Jones Mark Jones Michelle Kamerzell Kris Kerr Billie Jo Kissner Kevin Knight Leisa Kollars Todd Koozer Charlie Krantz Ray Krause Wendy Lair Shannon Leedall Rhonda LeVasseur Angela Lewis Janie Looser 104 SophomoresMoney-Making Ideas for 1986 Prom Heidi Luft Angela Lunbery Mary McCreary Rhonda McDermott Tonja Maben Jim Marcoe Pat Marcoe Fred Marquez Peter Marsh Lucy Martin Kent Meyer Jason Minnick John Mittan Jeff Moore Jodi Morrison Jon Moyle David Navarro Kimberly Nelsen David Nelson Jamie Nelson Jason Odell "But Mr. Boness, I'm just cleaning my locker," exclaims Joanna Howell, "and you're not supposed to see Sheralin (Richmeier)," she adds Sophomores 105Sophomores Are a Major Part of AHS Tracy Overstreet Robert Pauly Matthew Peterson Wendy Phillips Kory Piihl Darla Prelle Maria Ramirez Kim Rask Kimberly Rathbun Frank Redmon Linda Richards Sheralin Richmeier Dolores Rivera Stacy Roblyer Crissy Roby loell Romick Lora Romick Cindy Sabala Mary Sanchez Thad Schafer Bryan Scheuler Carol Schmidt Loralee Schmidt Nolan Schmidt Laura Schnell Mike Schnell Derek Schwanebeck Kevin Seidler Brian Shackelford Patty Shaw 106 SophomoresDiane Sherlock Jennifer Skeen Cynthia Jo Smith Sandra Smith Sharon Spahnle Kelly Stark Tracy Stern Chris Stoddard Richard Surrette Darcy Sutton Dawn Sutton Dee Sutton Stephanie Sutton Arlene Taylor Elaine Taylor Keri Taylor Kimberly Taylor Tim Thies Donald Tilden Jodi Toft eland Lewis Vallejo LaDonna Varvel Eric Vaughn Ramiro Vazquez Lori War Bonnett Rusty West Tim Weston "Oh, Keri, you are so cute when you get upset!”, insists Tim Thies to his "friend" Keri Taylor. Sophomores 107Elizabeth Aguallo leanie Atkins lanine Ballentine Matt Bauer Doug Bearden Terri Beck Laurie Beckhoff Bryan Behm Vickie Brehm Brek Brixius Heather Brost Jeff Bruntz Dwayne Bull Ron Bush The Class of '86 Lets Their Spirit Shine Through With college and graduation just one year away, the class of 1986 looked forward to their junior year. They were sponsored by Mr. Wayne Brown and Miss Ellen Christensen in the many moneymaking projects for prom. These included selling crystal items, raffle tickets for a Cabbage Patch doll, and serving at the 4-H banquet. The junior class officers also helped the class make waves throughout the year. The president was Deena Contonis, Secretary — Kelly Kaufman, Vice president — Nancy Schnell, and Treasurer —Tammy Lloyd. The juniors show a lot of pride in their class as proved by Wendy Pfeiffer when asked what she thought of the pride of '86. "The class of '86 is the class with a lot of class and pride!" Keeping the juniors on the go are the 1984-85 junior class officers. They are (front) Kelly Kaufman, Deena Contonis, (back) Tammy Lloyd and Nancy Schnell. 108 juniorsMike Carr Cassie Caudle Sherry Clark Greg Colwell Jennifer Conally Deena Contonis Jason Schlichtemeier kills a little time after the bell, visiting with Mrs. Yost (not pictured). Brett Cottrell Mike Davis Suzanne Debus Sharon Dee Steve Dobrovolny Kim Dobson Tad Drabbles Dawn Dunbar Dawn Dunning Becky Edgerton Doug Edwards Kevin Evert Robb Finegan Joey Forney Susan Franklin Marty Fritzler Ron Frye Gina Garrett Jeff Gasseling Rich Geist Juniors 109Juniors Raise Money Towards Spring Prom Karen Cerlich Shawn Golden Audrey Gonzalez Julianne Gonzalez jereen Goode Eric Green Julie Grasmick Jim Graff Curt Hain Bill Hamilton Cynthia Hamilton Randy Hansen Crissy Harger Jamie Harris Doug Hart David Heckman Tim Hedrick Dan Hempel Georgia Hernandez Marilyn Higgins Brian Hinton Ross Hofmann Penny Houser Jerri Ison Brad Johnson Travis Johnson Kathy Jones Jeff Kammerer Kelly Kaufman Diane King 110 JuniorsVickie King Dan Kinser Thomas Knote David Koester Doug Kozal Karla Kutschke Jim Lambert Jennifer Lauer Celena LaVasseur Tammy Lloyd Kim Marchant Joy Margheim Missy Mashburn David McCune Bob McDonald Jo McFall Scott McGuire Marty McLaughlin Wendy Miller Jeff Mills Gary Mittan Shawn Muller Mike Nason Bruce Nepper Wendy Newman Barry Nye Crissy Harger, Joy Margheim, and Jennifer Lauer show their affection for each other between classes. juniors 111Lee Overstreet Kelly Penny Modeling in the fashion show on Switch Day during Homecoming Week is Jeff Gasseling with the latest vogue. i Nlt c to Kelly Kaufman and Doug Hart spend time at a popular hangout at AHS. Mwol Mary Peterson Wendy Pfeiffer John Phillips Christie Price Scott Rand Miguel Rivera Priscilla Rivera (Benoist) Dwayne Rose Robert Ross Jody Sampson Bobby Sanchez Jason Schlichtemeier 112 juniorsThe Class of 1986 Makes Preparations for the Future Rachel Schmer Mandi Schnell Nancy Schnell Scott Schoeneman Wendy Schultz Carla Schwartz Richie Shimp Missy Skeen Shane Slack Brian Smith Chris Smith Roger Smith Rod Stark Susan Stinnette Troy Strang Brenda Taylor Tom Tooley Larry Trautman Kim Tritle Rocky Tschacher Susan Turgeon left Underwood Tami Ushio Augusta Van Winkle Diane Walker Carl West Mark Wolvington Pat York Kelley Yost Gina Zeigler juniors 113Senior Class Treated to Southern Diane Walker works diligently to tape the hodgepodge of pastel streamers down as fast as they fall to the gymnasium floor. "Just one more bulb and the hallway should be just great," expresses Missy Skeen. 'Now what do I do " questions )oy Margheim as she holds a mass of streamers in one hand with a stapler in the other. "Come on, Nancy, we have to finish the lattice with flowers." says Marilyn Higgins as she attaches her flowers to the wood work 114 PromAtmosphere with "Tender Years" As it has always been at AHS, the 1985 prom was put on by the juniors, in honor of the senior class. It was held on April 26, and over one hundred couples were in attendance. The juniors decorated Thursday evening and all day Friday, using colorful, springy decor which was appealing to the crowd. In the center of the dance floor, a gazebo denoted the younger generation of the southern culture and added to the theme of "Tender Years." Couples danced to the band "Borderline" who played 'top 40' music. At 10:30, the prom royalty was announced, as follows: King Todd Sampson, Queen Carrie Marx; first attendants, Jeff Harris and Amy Stephens; second attendants. Rusty Heckman and Tammy Schnell. The 1985 Junior-Senior Prom was the dance that the seniors will remember as their "Tender Years." Kristin Peterson, Vanessa Curtiss, Vikki Curtiss, Valerie Curtiss, Matt Lewis, Chris Contonis, lason Marquez, Brenda Dobson, left Colwell, Kim Ryba, Brent Simpson, and Tracy Bell help serve refreshments. Prom Royalty includes Rusty Heckman, Tammy Schnell, Todd Sampson, Carrie Marx, Amy Stephens, and left Harris. As they dance the night away, Scott Hiatt and his date Kathy Bainter, both seniors, enjoy their last prom together as the clock strikes the midnight hour. Prom 115Dream ... not of yesterday LaVone Kay Adamson Ernie Aguallo Billy V Alvarado leri Louise Bacon Time has past and the seniors have gone their separate ways. Some have gone to college, others to the armed forces, but they shall never forget the experiences they have shared. They never thought they would make it through the homework, films, lectures, and tests, but with a little help from each other and weekends, they survived. Each remembers the first day of high school, and each found it hard to believe that he was once a freshman. Through the years, they shared moments of joy, sorrow, happiness and pain, from making the team to losing a game, from passing a class to flunking a test, and even from going out on dates to losing a close friend. The memories which have filled their hearts and minds are their alone, never to be forgotten or taken away. Class Officers, colors, flower motto: Kathryn Lynn Bainter Thomas lames Beagle President — Lori Bearden Vice President — Scott Hiatt Secretary — |ami McFall Treasurer —Carrie Marx Historian - Amy Stephens Sponsors — Bernard Becker Teresa Nelson Class Colors —Black Silver Class Flower —Red Rose tipped in Black Class Motto —We have traveled the past together, and now we must walk the future alone. 116 Seniorsor today, but of tomorrow. Brigit Irene Boness Amy Diane Boots Chad Wayne Bornsen loseph W Bowen Christine Ann Clark Kelly Chaulk Kathleen Marie Chouanard Matt Christensen Seniors 117There is only one success, to Vicki Lynn Clark Lowell Thomas Contryman Lonnie R. Covalt Vesta joliene Curtiss Rhonda L. Daniels Denis Dion Dunbar Wesley D. Dunn Laura Elizabeth Dye Susan Elizabeth Edgerton Linda Jo Fairbanks Ryan Farritor Jared William Fero 118 Seniorslive your life in your own way. MeShonne Dene Fickel Stephen Michael Forney Craig E. Frink Jim Fuller Tammy Lynn Golden Nikki I. Gomez Celeste Gonzalez Ralph Lewis Gonzalez Seniors 119Obstacles are what we see when Rusty Scott Heckman Carla Cay Henderson Scott Alan Hiatt Troy Hill Paul Eric Hoffman lames Earl Holdeman Coy Lee Hoover Lesli C. Hume 120 Seniorswe take our eyes off the goal. Lizabeth Ann Larkowski Casey lames Lulow Paul Kenneth Manuel Carrie Ann Marx Kathleen Marie Mattley lamie Lea McFall Stacey Rene Mandelburg |ill Charlene Morvaek Seniors 121Go as far as you can see, and when Michael William Moscrip Rod E Naylor Daniel Douglas Nelson Mark C. Nelson Jayne Marie Nepper Mary Elizabeth Nolan Deanna Renee Panwitz Michael E. Payne Melody Ann Pebley Gay Lynne Pedersen Denise Ann Pohlman Diana Lyn Purchase 122 Seniorsyou get there, you will see farther. Todd Patrick Rehder Brian A. Richmeier Randall L. Rogers Michelle K. Rohrbouck Nolene Nanette Roten Michael Thomas Sabala Todd M Sampson Felipe Jose Sanchez, Jr. Eric Von Schafer Neil Martin Schmidt Tamara Kaye Schnell Seniors 123How high I aim, how much I see, Jeanna Michelle Shaw Mark E. Sheets Kelli Marie Small jimmy D Snyder Todd William Snyder lames Edward Stafford Amy Rise Stephens Donald W Strickland Howard jay Sutton Marla Marie Sutton Shellie Anne Sutton Mark V. Swesey 124 Seniorshow far I reach, depends on me Kathleen Marie Tasso loni Mari Taylor Manuel C. Vasquez Maria Luisa Vazquez Richard Louis Vaughn Alonna Jo Voss Lori Beth West Pamela lean Appleyard West Donald Douglas Wilkinson Tyler lay Winkler Seniors Not Pictured: Scott Anthony Abbott Johnny Ray Loutzenhiser Vincent C. Connelly (ill Lyn Olsen Rhonda Lynn Deeks Byron David Reed Leon L. Harsen Dion Todd Renteria Richard (Scotte) Hungerford Sarah Jean Gerdes Rust Karl Kendall Knight Nancy LaNell Smith Seniors 125Excitement, Tears Make Another Page HOW DO YOU SAY GOODBYE ? How do you say goodbye, To the people you've known for years? How do you walk away. From the laughs, the joys, the tears? How can you say farewell. To the people you'll never more see? How can you watch them go, When you don't know what the future will be? How will you bear the news. When you hear of your friend's distress? How will you face your friend, When he hears of your own success? How many times will you cry. When you think of the times you've had? How many times will you hear. That you're lost, you're wrong, you're bad? How many years will you live. With the memories of time gone by? How many years will your sadness show. How do you say goodbye? Rhonda L. Daniels The 1985 graduates, tearful yet full of excitement, bring a close to their high school careers as the commencement exercises get under way. Scotte Hudson offers his expertise to Seiji Kino who is preparing his camera for some avid picture taking to make his graduation memories possible 126 Graduationof Memories for the Class of 1985 Although it's traditional, the presentation of the diploma is special to Jill Moravek. The departing senior choir show their true feelings as they sing "Like an Eagle'' as a farewell to their fellow classmates (courtesy of Times-Herald) Scott Abbott, LaVone Adamson, and Jeri Bacon head the seniors to this long-awaited moment. LaVone and Jeri are especially proud because they have worked so hard and accomplished so much. They graduate from AHS through the Special Education Department. Parting from friends is one of the hardest things that comes with graduating from high school. Jill Moravek, Linda Fairbanks, and Melody Pebley, friends forever, pose one last time together. Graduation 127SCOTT ABBOTT Swing Choir 2,3; Concert Choir 1,2, 3,4; Student Council 3; Thespian Society 2,3,4, Treasurer 4; Thespian Play 2,3; All School Musical 1; Fall Play 2,3; AFS 2,3,4, Vice Pres. 3; Chad. Schol. Contest 4. LAVONE ADAMSON Special Olympics 1,2,3,4. ERNIE AGUALLO Swing Choir 4, Concert Choir 4; A-Club 2,3,4; Football 1,2; Wrestling 1,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Art Club 3. BILLY ALVARADO A-Club 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4; Wrestling 1,2,3,4. JERI BACON Basketball 2; Track 4; Volleyball 1; FHA 1. KATHY BAINTER Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Annual Staff 2,3,4; Thespian Play 2; DECA Treasurer 3,4; Rodeo Club 1, 2; Candidate for Sweetheart Dance 3. TOM BEAGLE Concert Choir 1,2,3; Golf 1,2,3,4; State Music Clinic 1,2; Chad. Schol. Contest 4. LORI BEARDEN Swing Choir 4; Choralettes 1; Concert Choir 1,2,3,4, Secretary 4; A-Club 1,2,3,4, Secretary-Treasurer 4; Basketball 1,2,3; Track 1; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 4, President 4; Cheerleading 2; Girl's State 3; County Gov't Day 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; All School Musical 1,4; Homecoming Second Attendant. ROGER BEDIENT FFA 1,2,3,4; Rodeo Club 1,2,3,4. BRIGIT BONESS Band 1,2; Pep Band 1,2; A-Club 2,3, 4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4, Girl's State 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; Library Assistant 2; Chad. Schol. Contest 3; All-School Bake Off 2, placed 1st. AMY BOOTS Pep Club 4; Special Olympics 4. 128 Senior Index Senior Index CHAD BORNSEN Basketball 3; Football 4; Track 4. KARNA BRAMMER A-Club 3,4; Basketball 1,2,3; Volleyball 1,2,3,4, Chad. Schol. Cont. 3. IOLENE BRENNER Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Stage Band 4; Thespian Play 4; Close-up 3; Fall Play 4; Flag Team 2, 3.4. BOB BUSH Football 1; Track 3; FFA 1,2,3,4, Sentinal 3; Rodeo Club 1,2. CATHY CARR Pep Club 1,2; FFA 1,2,3,4, Secretary 4; Rodeo Club 3,4 KATIE CHOUANARD Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Golf 1,2; Annual Staff 2,3, 4, Head Photographer, Quill and Scroll 3; District One Acts 4; FBLA 2, 3; Girl's State 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3; Thespian Society 3,4, Secretary 3,4; Thespian Play 3,4; All School Musical 4; Fall Play 2,3,4; AFS 2; Flag Team 1, 2.3.4, Co-Captain — Captain; Chadron Honor Band 4. MATT CHRISTENSEN A-Club 3; Basketball 3,4; Football 2, 3; Wrestling 2; Track 2; Golf 1. CHRIS CLARK Band 1,2; Pep Band 1,2; Basketball 1; Golf 1,2; Annual Staff 4; Close-up 3; German Club 2; AFS 2,3,4. VICKI CLARK Band 1,2,3,4; Concert Choir 2,3; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Annual Staff 2,3,4; District Speech Contest 2,4; State Speech Contest 4; Thespian Society 3,4; President 3,4; Thespian Play 2,3, 4; All School Musical 4; Fall Play 2,3, 4; Flag Team 3. VINCE CONNELLY FFA 4; Rodeo Club 1; Scottsbluff High School: FFA 1,2,3. TOM CONTRYMAN A-Club 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4, Chad. Schol. Contest 4. LONNIE COVALT General Course VESTA IO CURTISS Band 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 3,4; Concert Choir 1,2,3; Pep Band 1,2,3, 4; Stage Band 3,4; A-Club 1,2,3,4; Basketball Stat Keeper 2,3,4; Track Manager 2; Golf 1,2,3,4, Captain 4; Annual Staff 2,3,4, Editor 4; Quill and Scroll 4; Girl's State 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; Thespian Society 4; All School Musical 4; Fall Play 3; Chad. Schol. Cont. 3,4; Flag Team 1,2. RHONDA DANIELS Track 1; DECA 3,4; Chad. Schol. Cont. 4; Flag Team 4. DENIS DUNBAR A-Club 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Spud Staff 4; Homecoming Candidate 4. WES DUNN A-Club 3,4; Basketball 3; Football 3, 4; Track 3,4; Homecoming King 4. LAURA DYE Band 1,2,3,4; Concert Choir 1,2,3; Pep Band 2,3,4; Annual Staff 3; FBLA 1; County Gov't Day 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4, Chad. Schol. Cont. 2,3,4. SUSAN EDGERTON Pep Club 1; A-Club 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Track 1,2,4; Cross Country 2; Annual Staff 3; Class Officer 3, Secretary; Student Council 3,4, Treasurer; FCA 1; German Club 2,3; President; Chad. Schol. Cont. 1,4; Art Club 3,4, Treasurer 4. LINDA FAIRBANKS Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Annual Staff 2,3; District One Acts 4; District Speech Contest 2,4; State Speech Contest 4; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; Thespian Society 3, 4, Vice Pres., Thespian Play 3,4; All School Musical 4; Fall Play 2,3,4; Library Assistant 1; Flag Team 1,2,3, Co-Captain, Captain. RYAN FARRITOR Basketball 3. IARED FERO Football 1; FFA 2,3,4; Rodeo Club 1, 2,3. MESHONNE FICKELConcert Choir 2. STEVE FORNEY Band 1,2; Peo Band 1,2; A-Club 2,3, 4; Basketball 1; Golf 1,2,3,4, Team Captain 3,4; Boy's State 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; Thespian Society 4; Chad. Schol. Cont. 3,4. CRAIG FRINK General Course. JIM FULLER Football 4; Wrestling 2,3,4; FFA 1. TAMMY GOLDEN Band 1,2,3; Concert Choir 1,2; Golf 1,2; Volleyball 1; DECA 3,4, Secretary 4. NIKKI GOMEZ FBLA 4; All School Bake-Off 2; SPUD Staff 4; Holyoke, Colorado: Newspaper 4. RALPH GONZALEZ Swing Choir 1,2,3,4; Concert Choir 1,2,3,4; Stage Band 1,2,3,4; Spud Staff 3; Student Council 3; District Speech Contest 1; State Speech Contest 1; State Music Clinic 1,2,3,4; Thespian Society 1,2,3; Thespian Play 1,2; All School Musical 1,2, All State Choir 4. LEIGH ANN GOODE Concert Choir 2,3; Pep Club 3, Spud Staff 2,3,4; FBLA 2, Cheerleading 3. SANDY GRUNDMEIER Band 4; Pep Band 4; Stage Band 4; FBLA 4; Chad. Schol. Cont. 4; Park High School: Pep Band 2,3; Concert Band 1; Symphonic Band 2,3; DECA 3. TIM HANSEN A-Club 1,2,3,4; Football 1; Wrestling 1; Golf 1,2,3,4. JEFF HARRIS Concert Choir 1; A-Club 2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 1,2,4; Track 3, 4; All School Musical 1. LEON HARSIN General Course. RUSTY HECKMAN A-Club 1,2,3,4; Basketball 3,4; Football 2,3,4; Track 1,2; Golf 3,4; Boy's State 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; All Conference Football 3,4; Prom 2nd Attendant; Homecoming Candidate 4. CARLA HENDERSON Girls Glee 1; Concert Choir 1,2; A-Club 2,3,4; Wrestling Manager 4; Track Manager 1; Annual Staff 2; Student Council 1,2,3,4; FBLA 1; FFA 1; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; Chad Schol. Cont. 1; Pep Club 4, Secretary. SCOTT HIATT A-Club 3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2; Class Officer 4; County Gov't Day 3; Close-up 4; German Club 2,3; Chad. Schol. Cont. 3. TROY HILL FFA 3. PAUL HOFFMAN Band 1; Football 1; Track 1; DECA 3, 4, Pres. 3, Vice Pres. 4. JIM HOLDEMAN A-Club 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 1,2,3,4; Track 1,3,4; Spud Staff 3,4; FFA 1; Thespian Play 2; Chad. Schol. Cont. 4 COY HOOVER A-Club 4; Basketball 1,2; Football 4; Wrestling 3; Golf 1,2,3,4; Library Assistant 3. RICHARD HUDSON Track 1,2; Cross Country 2; FFA 3; County Gov't Day 3; All School Musical 4; Fall Play 4; DECA 3,4; All-School Bake Off 2; Optimist Speech Contest 4. VICKI JEDLICKA A-Club 2,3,4; Track Manager 1; FBLA 3; County Gov't Day 3; Thespian Society 3,4; Thespian Play 2,3, 4; All School Musical 4; Fall Play 2,3, 4; AFS 3; Chad. Schol. Cont. 2,3,4; Art Club 3,4; Secretary 4. VERONICA JESSE Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 2,3,4; Annual Staff 3,4; Nat. Honor Soc. 4; Rodeo Club 1,2; Chad. Schol. Cont. 2; Flag Team 2,3,4, Co-Captain 4. ED JOHNSON Football 1,2,3; Rodeo Club 2. ANGELA KERNS Band 2,3,4; Pep Band 2,3,4; A-Club 4; Golf 2,3,4; Close-up 3; DECA 3,4, Reporter 4. SEIJI KINO Track 4; Cross Country 4; AFS 4. KARL KNIGHT Band 3,4; Pep Band 3,4; Stage Band 3,4; Football 3; Hesperia High School: Football 1; Wrestling 1; Chess Club 1,2; Band 1,2; Stage Band 1,2, Pep Band 1,2. ANGIE KOCHIRAS Band 1,2,3,4, Treas. 3, Vice Pres. 4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Club 4; A-Club 4; Basketball 1,2; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; FCA 1; Nat. Honor Soc. 4; German Club 2,3,4, Secretary 3. KELLY KOSMICKI Band 1,2; Concert Choir 4; Pep Band 1,2; Pep Club 3,4, Pres. 3; A-Club 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Spud Staff 4; FBLA 1; County Gov't Day 3; German Club 2; Flag Team 1; All-School Bake Off 2. BETSY LARKOWSKI Concert Choir 2,3,4; Spud Staff 3,4; Editor 4; Quill and Scroll 3,4; Close-up 3; Chad. Schol. Cont. 2,3, 4. CASEY LULOW DECA 3,4, Historian 4. JAMI MCFALL Pep Club 4; A-Club 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Track 1,2; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Annual Staff 3,4; Class Officer 2,3,4; Sec. 2, Pres. 3, Sec. 4; FCA 1; FBLA 4; Treasurer; Chad. Schol. Cont. 4; Homecoming Candidate 4. STACEY MANDELBERG Band 1; Pep Club 3; Basketball 1; Wrestling Stat Keeper 4; Volleyball 1; Library Assistant 2; All-School Bake Off 2,4. PAUL MANUEL Band 4; Concert Choir 4; Pep Band 4; A-Club 3,4; Football 2,3,4; Track 1,2; Student Council 4; Nat. Honor Soc. 4; All School Musical 4; German Club 2,3; Chad. Schol. Contest 4; Art Club 3,4, President. CARRIE MARX A-Club 3,4; Basketball 1,2,3; Volleyball 1,2,3,4, Class Officer 1,2,3,4; Student Council 4; FBLA 4; Cheerleading 3; County Gov't Day 3; Art Club 3,4, Vice Pres. 4; Homecoming 1st Attendant; Prom Queen 4. Senior Index 129KATHY MATTLEY Pep Club 2; Volleyball 1; Fall Play 3. JILL MORAVEK Band 1,2,3; Concert Choir 4; Pep Band 1,2,3; Pep Club 3,4; Basketball 1; Volleyball 1; Annual Staff 3,4; Cheerleading 2,3,4; Thespian Society 4; Thespian Play 1,2,3,4, All School Musical 1; Close-up 3; Fall Play 3,4; All-School Back Off 2. MIKE MOSCRIP Nat. Honor Society 4; German Club 2,3; Chad. Schol. Cont. 4; Art Club 3; Computer Club 2,3,4; Pres. 4. ROD NAYLOR General Course DAN NELSON A-Club 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Football 1; Golf 1,2,3; Spud Staff 4. MARK NELSON Chadron Scholastic Contest 3,4. JAYNE NEPPER FFA 2,3,4, Reporter; Rodeo Club 2; Chad. Schol. Cont. 4; St. Agnes: Track 1. MARY NOLAN Band 1,2; Pep Band 1,2; A-Club 1,2; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; FBLA 4, Parliamentarian; All School Musical 4; Fall Play 3,4; German Club 1,2; DECA 3. DEANNA PANWITZ Swing Choir 4; Girl's Glee 1; Concert Choir 2,3,4; All School Musical 1. MELODY PEBLEY Band 1,2,3,4; Girl's Glee 1; Concert Choir 2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Stage Band 3,4. GAY PEDERSEN Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; A-Club 2,3,4; Volleyball Score Keeper 1,2,3,4; FCA 1; Cheerleading 2,3, 4, Seer. 2; County Gov't Day 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; German Club 2,3,4. DEE DEE POHLMAN Basketball 1; Annual Staff 3,4; FBLA 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 4; Close-up 3; Fall Play 2;AFS 2,3,4, Treasurer 4. West Delaware High School: Softball 1. DIANE PURCHASE Volleyball 1; District Speech Contest 2. RHONDA PURVIANCE Cheerleading 3,4, President 4; German Club 4; DECA 3,4; Chappell High School: Flag 2, Basketball 1,2; FHA 1,2. TODD REHDER Swing Choir 4; Concert Choir 2,3; Basketball 1; Golf 2,3,4; Thespian Play 3; All School Musical 1; DECA 3, 4; AFS 2,3. DION T. RENTERIA Band 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Football 1; Track 1,2; Cross Country 2,3. BRIAN RICHMEIER Band 1,2,3; DECA 3,4. RANDY ROGERS Football 1,2; Wrestling Manager 1; FFA 3,4; County Gov't Day 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3. MICHELLE ROHRBOUCK Pep Club 3,4; A-Club 2,3,4; Basketball 1; Track 1,2,3,4; Volleyball Stat Keeper 3,4; FBLA 4, Pres.; All-School Bake Off 2. NOLENE ROTEN Band 1,2,3,4; Lib. 3, Pres. 4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; A-Club 3,4; Basketball 1,2,3; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 2,3; Majorette 2,3,4; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4. SARAH GERDES-RUST St. Agnes: Volleyball 1,2; A-Club 2; Golf 1; All School Musical 2; Girls' Glee 2; Class Officer 1, President. MIKE SABALA Concert Choir 4. TODD SAMPSON A-Club 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2; Boy's State 3. ERIC SCHAFER Wrestling 1,2; County Gov't Day 3; DECA 4. NEIL SCHMIDT FFA 1,2,3,4, Secretary 3; DECA 4. TAMARA SCHNELL Concert Choir 2; A-Club 3,4; Track 3; Cross Country 3; Annual Staff 2,3; FBLA 1,2; County Gov't Day 2; Fall Play 2; DECA 3,4, Vice Pres. 3, Pres. 4; Chad Schol. Contest 1; Prom 2nd Attendant 4. JEANNA SHAW Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; A-Club 2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 1,2,3,4; FHA 2,3; FBLA 4; Library Assist. 3,4; AFS 3,4. KELLI SMALL General Course NANCY SMITH Concert Choir 3,4, DECA 4; Chad. Schol. Cont. 4; Hemingford: Volleyball 1,2,3; Basketball 1. JIM SNYDER General Course JIM STAFFORD Band 3. AMY STEPHENS Band 1; A-Club 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2, 3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 4; Student Council 2,3, 4; FBLA 4; Girl's State 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; Homecoming Queen 4; Prom 1st Atten. 4. DON STRICKLAND DECA 4. JAY SUTTON General Course. MARLA SUTTON Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; YNA 2; DECA 4. SHELLIE SUTTON Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Track 1; Volleyball 1; Flag Team 2,3. KATHY TASSO St. Agnes: Volleyball 1; Track 1; Basketball 1; Pep Club 1; Band 1; Choir 1; Class Officer 1; Vice President 1. JONI TAYLOR Pep Club 1; FFA 1,2,3,4; Pres. 4. RICHARD VAUGHN Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Football 1; Wrestling 1,2; Chad. Schol. Cont. 2; Art Club 4. MANUEL VAZQUEZ Concert Choir 4; Track 1. MARIA VAZQUEZ Swing Choir 4; Girl's Glee 1; Concert Choir 1,2,3,4; Track 3; FBLA 4; County Gov't Day 3; Fall Play 3. ALONNA VOSS Pep Club 3; Library Assistant 2; All-School Bake Off 2. 130 Senior IndexJERRY WALTERS Football 1,2; Track 1,2. LORI WEST Girls Glee 1; Concert Choir 2,3,4; Annual Staff 3,4; FBLA 2,3; Nat. Flon- or Soc. 4; AFS 2,3; Chad. Schol. Cont. 2,3. DOUG WILKINSON A-Club 3; Basketball 4; Football 4; Golf 4; Spud Staff 1; Student Council 1; Close-up 4. TYLER WINKLER Swing Choir 1; Concert Choir 1,2,3, 4; A-Club 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2; Volleyball 2,3,4. t Paul Manuel works vigorously on his clay pot for his Art IV class. He is also voted the next Picasso from AHS Diana Purchase gives a welcome smile as she waits on a customer at McDonald's. Senior Index 131Joy Margheim, Susan Franklin and Crissy Harger take time on a Saturday afternoon to shop at a local department store, K-Mart in Alliance The girls enjoy shopping sprees and they are always finding interest- 1 i %j LC. Alliance " " CO - L B MURPHY CO - LB. MURPHY CO. - l.B MURPHY CO - LB MU 132 Ads DivisionWEGNER MOTORS,INC. "Your Give More lake Less Dealer” ADS At first thought, it would seem that local businesses would play a very small part in the life at Alliance High School. After a moment, however, one might realize how much a part of our everyday lives the stores are. Many school clubs and activities would not have accomplished as much as they did without the monetary and moral support of the local merchants, who were willing to donate money, materials, and window space for various events. From hanging posters in their windows to purchasing ad space in the Annual, businesses contributed greatly to the success of numerous activities. Much of the social life at AHS also centered around the area businesses. Many students worked part-time in different establishments. Who hasn't, at some time or another, gone to McDonald's for lunch, dropped by the Pizza Hut after a game, or stopped for donuts before school? From going out to dinner before Prom to taking a date to the movies, to picking up the latest album from K-Mart or Radio Shack, local business formed an important part of student life. No, our clubs could not have accomplished as much, nor would our social life have been as active without the support of the local merchants. The students of AHS greatly appreciated the support and encouragement, for without it, AHS would not have been MAKING WAVES. Ads Division 133KCOW People Radio ALLIANCE VISION CENTER MAKGS YOU LOOK YOURBGST H 2409 Box Butte 762-4056 Pepe says. Don't fool around with your portraits!" Photography of the 80's by Worley Studio 134 AdsThe Guardian State Rank and Trust Cq Alliance. Nebr. »30l DONALD D STULL Chairman of the Board and Trust Officer C. W. GRIFFIS President LANE R NANSEL Executive Vice President and Cashier DALE BORG Senior Vice President KENNETH L LITTLEJOHN Senior Vice President JERRY L BEAGLE Senior Vice President JAMES E ABBOTT Vice President JAMES C NELSON Vice President L LEROY SCHOMMER Vice President ROBERT J LAUER Vice President BRIAN W. LUNDY Assistant Vice President HERBERT W DAKIN Senior Trust Officer W A. SEILER Trust Officer JOHN R O'NEAL II Trust Officer SIGNA E. HOLUB Assistant Cashier DAISY P McANDREW Assistant Cashier GLENDA L. 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"Your Friendly Yard" 1020 West 3rd Alliance 762-3274 Ads 141Congratulations Seniors of 1985 142 AdsCongratulations to the Class of 1985! D.D. Shannon, M.D. D.N. Taylor, Jr., D.D.S. D.N. Taylor, Sr. D.D.S. R.J. Morgan, M.D. Ads 143 yaM "THE HOTTEST SPOT IN TOWN DISCOUN JOUORS 4th Laramie KEGS WITH FREE ICE CUPS 762-5622 36 Alliance, Nebraska Varieties FOREIGN BEER Carlsberg................Denmark • Budweiser • Michelob • Miller • Miller Lite • Coors • Coors Light • Lowenbrau Dark Guinness Stout....................Ireland Harp..............................Ireland Kirin...............................Japan Fosters.........................Australia Alten Munster.....................Germany Beck's Light Dark.................Germany Boss Ale..........................England Carta Blanca........................Mexico • Pabst Dos Equis....................Mexico "The only store in Western Nebraska to carry LONG-NECK BOTTLED BEER" Dr. Gene Giles D.D.S. Mimi Roller Ed's Used Cars 323 Flack 762-3931 Montgomery Ward Crowe's Sales Agency Saudia Wilcox Kathy Thompson Everyone drives a used car. Kenley Bradley 762-3954 216 Box Butte Fertilizer Feeds Seeds Chemicals Husky Petroleum Goodyear Tires Teresa Egan Kari Herman Congratulations to the class of 1985 Congratulations to the Seniors of 1985 Agriculture is our business and we do it better! 144 Ads 762-3941Mandelbergs' Big A Auto Parts Heitz Eastside Texaco 424 E. 3rd 762-2560 Bulk Delivery, U-Haul Trucks and Trailers, Tire and Mirror Repairs Block and Cube Ice Bill Heitz Carter Sales Mini Mart Woolrich B. ).'s Hair Salon Bernie's Ace Hardware Case Power and Equipment Brittain Insurance Agency, Inc. 304 Niobrara Serving Western Nebraska for 62 Years Phone 762-1516 311 West 3rd St. TIMES-HERALD 762-2244 Insurance Plans Tailored To Your Needs Serving Alliance Since 1946 PGPSI. THE CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION jUS'GIN'S Good Food —Good Fun 218 West 3rd 762-1634 Ads 145CHEVROLET PONTIAC 0LDSM08ILE BUICK egner k otors. nc. 525 EAST THIRD STREET • ALLIANCE NEBRASKA 69301 FIVE G.M. LINES PHONE (308) 762-3855 BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD ‘Where Good Neighbors Work” 146 AdsALLIANCE RAILROAD EMPLOYEES Area Code 308 TELEPHONE 762-5702 CREDIT UNION POST OFFICE BOX 697 ALLIANCE, NEBRASKA 69301 t.Mh walf Knui ■•«wr»4 u $•" OOP ® NCUA ALLIANCE d RAILROAD EMPLOYEES J CREDIT UNION leanetle Bilstein, Ron Bush, and Bridget Hopp WE SERVE BURUNCTON NORTHERN Ads 147 EMPLOYEES WHO LIVE AND WORK ON THE ALLIANCE DIVISIONMonday-Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Ron's Golf Shop Skyview Municipal Golf Course £ yEPW 314 Box Butte One-stop Decorating Service Floor Covering — Wall Covering Paint Congratulations, Class of '85 % FIRST FEDERAL LINCOLN Alliance Office 223 Box Butte Ave.. Box 579 Alliance. NC 69301 Savings Accounts — Loans FREE Checking Accounts VISA Member FSLIC 762-2160 Marilyn K. Zellaha Office Supervisor Becci Thomas Susi Wright f-lowers Plants Arrangements Gilts 315 Box Butte Alliance. NE 69301 (308) 762-8200 Podhaisky Insurance Agency Your Protection Is Our Policy" 104 East 6th Street Alliance, Ne 69301 308-762-5321 Whirlpool ✓ Homi K Sales • Service A D APPLIANCE 762-6881 819 E. 3rd ALLIANCE Bruce Furniture Where Quality Brand Name Furniture is Sold for Less Free Delivery, Free Parking, Credit Available West 3rd 762-6980 148 AdsFARMER S INSURANCE GROUP Gary F. Adams Agent 107 West 4th Alliance. Nebraska 69301 Bus 762-6033 Res 762 4573 For your insurance needs Who orovides electric service m the rurol oreos of the following counties? Poul Phaneuf. Manager Brad Adams t he ' I OHIO NATIONAL I Life Insurance Company a Q uahty name in mutual life and health insurance • Cincinnati C. W. Langford, CLU General Agent Associates: Florence Shelmadine, Office Mgr. C.H. Brittan Stan Feddersen, CLU Ted Hempel Marv Bowhay Congratulations, Senior Graduates of 1985 Ads 149Alliance Animal Clinic 903 Flack 762-4140 Robert Stout, D.V.M. Richard jaggers, D.V.M. 1608 Emerson Nebraska AAA "We Make the Good Life Better” Cornhusker Motor Club Insurance __________________Sales Representative — George Vorovka 762-1288 210 Box Butte 762-4670 Congratulations to the Class of 1985 ih -NEILS TRUCK SERVICE. INC. Parts and Sales 414 Black Hills P.O. Box 583 Alliance, Ne. 69301 (308) 762-3310 Panhandle Equipment and Repair Co., Inc. 416 Black Hills P.O. Box 65 Alliance, Ne 69301 Truck, Tractor, Irrigation and Well Repair __MACHINE n shop SERVICE Alliance Auto Supply 762-2610 Alliance Skateland of Alliance "We Firmly Believe the Majority of People are Polite; It's for Them We are in Business." 1312 E. 10th 762-6898 150 AdsIt's a Good Time for the Great McDonald's Salutes the Students of Alliance High School Ads 151Alliance Medical Center, P.C. 2037 Box Butte 762-3741 Alliance, Nebraska 69301 B.D. Forney, M.D. W.L. Fairbanks, M.D. G.C. Cover, M.D. Best Wishes to the Class of '85 ALLIANCE MEDICAL CENTErTTc BRUCE D. FORNEY. M.D. m;jtiii«iii7,vi.tisu» 152 AdsR.K. Nelson Associates Alliance High School Marc him Band R.K. Nelson Thomas J. Goaley Mark S. Miller Lloyd S. Softley Larry H. Curtiss Sharon Hashman Kim Jensen Darlene Johnson Patti Muldoon Joyce Borcher Cindi Billick Barbi Nieheus Bob Scott Mike Benedickt Ads 153ttotpoint FRANCHISED SERVICE TgHWf HAMILTON SERVICE CENTER 843 W. 6th St. ALLIANCE. NEBR 69301 C.l ’-W. Red Jack's Body Shop 604 W. 2nd Alliance, Ne. 69301 762-3028 lake Razo, Owner Bumper to Bumper Service Alliance TBA Auto Sales Todd's Body and Frame Shop Dennon's Zesto ERA Buchfinck, Inc. Magic Mirror PDQ B T Equipment and Repair Marker's Pittsburgh Paints The Trinidad Bean Elevator Co. Dr. Gary D. Christensen, D.D.S. Bauer Pre-Mix Inc. Nebraska Savings and Loan Alliance Tractor and Implement Ads 154 Best Wishes from theThe 1984-85 Annual Staff I'l I Home of the Tele-Communications, Inc. Best Entertainment in Town. Alliance Community T.V. Wishes the Class of 1985 Congratulations and Best Wishes for a Successful and Happy Future. Alliance Plaza Shopping Center Open 24 hrs. Daily —7 Days a Week 762-1781 Dave Fisher, Mgr. 218 Box Butte Ave. Alliance, Nebraska 69301 762-2693 Alliance Motors Unlimited 1 NORTHERN PLAINS LAND CATTLE AGENCY P.O. Drower 760 308-762-3155 Alliance, Ncbr. 69301 1024 Flack 762-3480 Sales, Service, Automotive Tune-up and Repair Harland O. lohnson, Mgr. We Are Proud to Serve Farmers and Ranchers Keith Sorum-Owner Ads 155Index A Abbott, Scott 23,61,27 Academics Division 32,33 Ackerman, Callan 94 Ackerman, Marvin 33,44 A-Club 54 Activities Division 52,53 Adam, Justin 88,94 Adams, Brad 76,85,88,89,102,149 Adamson, Kenny 102 Adamson, LaVone 116,127 Administration 36 Ads 134-155 Ads Division 132,133 AFS 57 Aguallo, Elizabeth 108 Aguallo, Ernie 23,88,116 Aguallo, )ohn 23,102 Aguallo, Korena 39,94 Allen, Casey 102 Allen, Chris 25 Allen, Shawn 20,29,76,78,102 Alvarado, Billy 76,78,91,116 Anderson, Darcy 94 Annual 64 Arrington, Joelle 24,67,70,102 Art 26,27 Art Club 55 Atkins, leanie 24,108 B Bacon, Jerry 116,127 Bainter, Kathy 24,115,116 Bakkehaug, Shari 57,102 Balderson,John 20,21,25,33,40,70, 85.102 Ballentine, Janine 23,108 Bandel, Jan 37 Barner, Brenna 20,21,22,65,72,80,86, 90.102 Bartling, Tony 71,102 Batt, Jenny 102 Bauer, Matt 108 Bauer, Tina 22,57,102 Beagle, Tom 41,71,116 Bearden, Doug 2,23,78,108 Bearden, Lori 6,29,31,54,72,92,116, 157,162 Beck, Terri 56,72,108 Becker, Bernard 38 Beckhoff, Laurie 108 Bedient, Roger 31,116 Beers, Jack 164 Behm, Bryan 108 Behm, Dana 102 Behm, Mark 94 Bell, Tracy 24,74,82,94,95,115 Bills, Renee 139 Bilstein, Jeanette 20,23,102,147 Bishop, Spence 24,60,71,75,83,94 Bloom, Dixie 36 Boerschig, John 94 Bolen, Cheryl 24,31,74,94 Bolinger, Amber 94,96 Bolinger, Larry 102 Boness, Bill 66,76,85,88,94 Boness, Brigit 72,80,81,86,90,117 Boness, Richard 35 Booster Club 68 Boots, Amy 117 Boots, Billy 37,94 Bornsen, Chad 76,88,117 Bourquin, Mike 23,29,31,52,64,102, 104,167 Bowen, Joe 29,117 Boyce, Billy 75,94 Boys' Golf 71 Boys' Track 88,89 Brammer, Dawn 74,82,86,94 Brammer, Kama 72,117 Brass, Stacy 10,20,23,49,65,72,80, 102 Brehm, Vickie 108 Brenner, Jolene 3,20,24,117 Brixius, Brek 108 Brommer, Penni 65,102 Brost, Heather 22,108 Brown, Eric 6 Brown, Wayne 46,70,71 Bruhn, Clint 75,94 Bruntz, Jeff 108 Bruntz, Joei 21,74,82,94,139 Buckmeier, Kim 24,94 Bucknell, Ty 94 Bull, Dwayne 39,76,88,108 Bull, Sandy 31,69,80,86,87,90,102 Burgess, Bill 36 Burgess, Eddie 20,102 Burgess, John 20,25,94 Bush, Bob 63,117 Bush, Ron 71,108,147 Bussinger, Dayna 94 C Carnine, Dan 76,90,102 Carr, Cathy 63,117 Carr, Mike 109 Caudle, Cassie 109 Caventer, Sherry 35 Chaulk, Kelly 27 Chaulk, Vicky 31,69,102 Cheerleaders 58,59 Chouanard, Katie 18,25,52,61,64,65, 117 Chouanard, Larry 25,85,102 Christensen, Ellen 48,162 Christensen, John 20,25,76,103 Christensen, Matt 117 Clark, Angie 24,30,94 Clark, Chris 57,65,117,139,140 Clark, Sherry 20,24,86,109 Clark, Vicki 14,15,17,24,29,52,61,64, 118,166 Classes Division 92,93 Clinard, Rusty (Ed) 103 Closing 163-167 Cobb, Steffanie 15,17,80,103 Cody, Cheryl 103 Cole, Jamie 95 Collins, Dan 83 Colerick, Penny 21,86,87,95 Colwell, Greg 50,76,109 Colwell, Jeff 71,76,78,95,115 Communications 40,41 Conally, Jennifer 20,23,109 Concert Band 24,25 Concert Choir 22,23 Connelly, Vince 63 Contonis, Chris 75,93,95,115 Contonis, Dan 36 Contonis, Deena 11,15,25,55,72,80, 108.109.139 Cook, Angela 37 Contryman, Tom 76,118 Cottrell, Brett 109 Covalt, Lonnie 118 Craig, Mary 23,24,72,103 Crawford, David 25,71,85,103 Cross Country 69 Cross, Shawn 95 Cullen, Pat 42,68,78 Current Events 4,5 Curtiss, Valerie 21,24,31,60,74,95, 115.139 Curtiss, Vanessa 24,74,82,95,115, 139 Curtiss, Vesta Jo 8,20,29,31,49,64, 70,118 156 IndexCurtiss, Vikki 13,22,29,60,74,82,95, 115,139 Culton, Maxine 34 D Daniels, Rhonda 118 Darveau, Scott 17,103 Darveau, Dustin 88,95 Daugherty, Doug 63,103 Davis, Mike 109 Dean, Shane 45,78,103 Debus, Suzanne 109 DECA 62 Dee, Sharon 109 Degan, Darla 95 Dickinson, Vicki 74,82,95,139 Dickey, Ed 103 Dillard, Krystal 15,63,85,95 Dobrovolny, Steve 109 Dobson, Brenda 74,82,95 Dobson, Duane 78 Dobson, Kim 23,24,109 Donahoo, Carol 2,65,103 Drabbles, Tad 37,109 Driver's Ed 43 Dunbar, Dawn 109 Dunbar, Denis 10,55,65,76,84,85,88, 90,118 Dunbar, Desi 103 Dunn, Wes 6,76,118 Dunning, Dawn 109 Dunovsky, jeni 22,63,103 Duran, Michelle 103 Dye, Laura 24,118 Dye, Teresa 24,44,65,95 E Edgerton, Becky 109 Edgerton, Susan 13,55,60,86,118 Edwards, Doug 109 English 38,39 Evert, Kevin 109 Ewing, Irene 103 F Fairbanks, Linda 17,24,28,29,61,118, 127,139,156 Fall Play 14,15 Farritor, Ryan 76,118 FBLA 6 Feddersen, David 65,76,78,93,103 Fero, Gina 95 Fero, Jared 118 Fester, Ken 103 FFA 63 FHA 57 Fickel, MeShone 53,119 Fiebig, Lila 40 Fine Arts Awards 30,31 Fine Arts Division 12,13 Finegan, Robb 69,51,88,91,109 Flags 18 Flores, Nicole 139 Forney, Joey 23,60,109 Forney, Steve 71,119,156 Fought, Joel 95 Fraedrich, Lori 20,21,22,28,29,57,60, 103 Franklin, Susan 8,49,50,57,80,109, 132 Freshmen 94-101 Freshman Choir 21 Frink, Craig 119 Fritzler, Angie 103 Fritzler, Joni 24,103 Fritzler, Marty 109 Freshmen Boys' Basketball 83 Freshmen Football 75 Freshmen Girls' Basketball 82 Freshmen Volleyball 74 Frye, Ron 109 Fuller, Jim 3,78,119 Furman, Bill 48,95 Furman, Cheryl 24,74,95 C Gallagher, Todd 83,88,95 Gardner, Gina 24,63,103 Garrett, Gina 24,55,109 Gasseling, Jeff 25,66,76,85,88,89, 109,112 Gastineau, Mike 68 Geist, Richard 76,109 Gerlich, Daniel 103 Gerlich, Karen 63,86,90,110 Girls' Golf 70 Girls' Track 86,87 Godwin, Wendy 58,59,103 Goff, Wayne 36,164 Golden, Tammy 53,119 Golden, Shawn 3,84,85,88,89,110 Gomez, Nikki 56,119 Gonzales, Audrey 22,72,110 Gonzalez, Celeste 119 Gonzalez, Julianne 22,24,110 Gonzalez, Ralph 20,23,119 Gonzalez, Sam 23,57,60,103 Goode, Jereen 22,110 Goode, Leigh Ann 119 Govier, Trey 15,23,29,103 Graduation 126,127 Graff, Jim 20,21,23,25,110 Grasmick, Julie 110 Gray, Jamie 88 Green, Elzetta 21,39 Green, Eric 20,23,24,28,29,76,85,110 Green, Natalie 21,25,60,74,82,95 Greggs, Paul 103,137 Grime, Angela 103 Grundmeier, David 96 Grundmeier, Sandra 20,25,56,119 Guidance 35 Guthrie, Philip 96 H Haggard, Valorie 103 Lori Beardon shows (he crowd that she can play as she slams a spike into the other court for a score (Photo courtesy of the Alliance Times-Herald) Index 157Hain, Curt 110 Hall, Missi 103 Hall. Ward 71 Haller, Angie 96 Hamilton, Barry 103 Hamilton, Bill 2,110 Hamilton, Cynthia 24,110 Hamilton, Dee Dee 65,103 Hammond, Mark 71,96 Hancock, Kirk 96 Hansen, Randy 76,78,110 Hansen, Tim 50,71,119,137,158 Hanzes, Mindy 103 Harger, Crissy 9,50,57,58,59,70,80 110,132 Hartman, Leonard 34 Harper, Marren 22 Harris, lamie 51,63,110 Harris, left 6,76,79,88,90,115,119 Hart, Doug 76,78,88,90,110,112 Hashman, Dena 22,24,57,103 Hawk, ]im 46,47 Hawk, Troy 43,71,78,96 Heckman, David 66,71,76,85,90,110 Heckman, Rusty 66,71,76,85,115 120 Hedrick, Tim 110 Hedrick, Tony 31,85,103 Heitz, Bill 145 Hempel, Dan 20,30,71,110 Henderson, Carla 60,120,139 Herian, jay 63 Herman, Brad 76 Hernandez, Georgia 110 Hiatt, Scott 66,76,85,115,120 Higgins, Marilyn 50,60,57,70,110,114 Hill, Troy 29,120 Hilmer, Susan 45 Hinton, Brian 20,110 Hitchcock, Chris 139 Hjersman, Chelie 139 Hoffman, Paul 7,120 Hofmann, Oralene 16,29,40 Hofmann, Ronald 45,74 Hofmann, Ross 76,85,88,110 Holdeman, |im 76,78,120 Homecoming 6,7 Honors Convocation 50,51 Hood, Bud 103 Hood, Jeff 25,69,78,88,90,104 Hoover, Coy 71,76,120 Hoover, Scot 21,76,96 Hopp, Bridget 23,43,104,147 Horsley, Kim 96 Horton, Lyle 75,96 Houser, Penny 39,110 Howell, Joanna 22,104,105 Howell, Lora 139 Hox worth, Tori 24,74,86,96,139 Hudson, Larry 96 Hume, Lesli 120 Hume, Wendy 65,104 I Index 156-161 Ison, Jerri 110,111 Ison, Jerry 35 J Jacquot, Lori 96 Jamison, Janice 104 Jansante, Val 42,43,75,76,80,89 Jedlicka, Sheri 31,104 Jenkins, Dianna 96 Jenkins, Glen 120 Jensen, Steve 96 Jesse, Brian 96 Jesse, Veronica 8,18,50,64,120 Johannes, Janelle 139 Johnson, Beverly %, 100,163 Johnson, Brad 9,15,23,110 Johnson, Dave 44,63 Johnson, Ed 120 Johnson, Jamie 15,96 Johnson, Travis 64,110 Jones, Lori 23,104 Jones, Mark 104 Jones, Patricia 44 Jones, Serena 96,136 Journalism 49 Juniors 108-113 J.V. Boys' Basketball 83 J.V. Football 75 J.V. Girls' Basketball 82 J.V. Volleyball 74 K Kamerzell, Michelle 22,49,54,65,72, 104 Kammerer, Jeff 110 Kaufman, Kelly 70,80,91,108,110 112 Keane, Doug 96 Kerns, Angie 18,24,70,90,121 Kerns, Marci 18,24,31,97 Kerr, Kris 11,15,56,104 Kiewel, Bryan 24,97 Kindle, Kristopher 97 King, Diane 110 King, Vicki 111 Kino, Seiji 48,69,88,121,166 Kinser, Dan 111 Kirkpatrick, Scott 97 Kissner, Billie Jo 104 Kloch, Cathy 45 Knaub, Mike 165 Knight, Kevin 104 Knote, Thomas 111 Kochiras, Angie 24,34,50,72,121 Koester, David 20,23,61,111 Kollars, Leisa 56,72,80,104 Koozer, Todd 71,76,78,104 Kosmicki, Kelly 10,22,65,72,80,81, 90,121 Kosmicki, Sandi 68 School life can lead to a variety of attitudes Seniors Tim Hansen. Dan Nelson, and Tyler Winkler demonstrate the different ways school can affect people 158 IndexKozal, Doug 76,111 Kraay, Randy 97 Krantz, Charlie 78 Krantz, |im 76,104 Krause, Ray 63,104 Kuehl, Dawn 97,139 Kuehn, Jim 46,69,89 Kuhlman, Tammy 97 Kutschke, Karla 111 L Lair, Wendy 104 Lampert, Jim 71,111 Lamm, Thatcher 83,88,97 Larkowski, Betsy 22,49,65,121 Larson, Kim 97,139 Lauer, Jennifer 24,72,111 Lawrence, Archie 36 Lawrence, Tom 37,89 Leedall, Shannon 29,45,104 Leever, Chad 3,20,97 Lehl, Roger 24,25,97 LeVasseur, Celena 110 LeVassaur, Rhonda 104 Lewis, Angela 104 Lewis, Matt 39,71,75,115 Library 34 Lindsay, Traci 82,97 Littlehoop, Norman 88 Lloyd, Tammy 11,72,80,86,108,111 Loomis, Dennis 97 Looser, Janie 104 Lore, Bette 74,97 Luft, Heidi 105 Lulow, Casey 121 Lulow, Jon 20,71,75,97 Lunbery, Angie 23,72,80,105 Lunbery, Troy 97 Me McCall, Janice 139 McCall, Richard 34 McCracken, Mike 76 McCreary, Mary 105 McCune, Darren 97 McCune, David 39,111 McDermott, Rhonda 56,105 McDermott, Douglas 97 McDonald, Bob 111 McFall, Krista 98 McFall, Jami 56,72,90,121 McFall, Jo 111 McGuire, Scott 76,111 McLaughlin, Marty 66,76,111 M Maben, Tonja 23,105 Majorettes 19 Mandelberg, Stacy 10,34,121 Mannlein, Brent 29 Mannlein, Larry 33,40,55 Manuel, Paul 25,26,29,32,41,50,55, 60,76,121,131 Marchant, Bill 46,47,57 Marchant, Kim 22,24,46,58,59,111 Marching Band 18,19 Marcoe, Jim 71,76,105 Marcoe, Pat 79,105 Margheim, Joy 50,51,57,58,59,64, 111,114,132 Marquez, Fred 23,88,89,105 Marquez, Jason 21,78,98,115 Marsh, Pete 105 Martin, Lucy 105 Martinez, Cindy 22 Marx, Carrie 6,13,26,55,60,72,92, 115 Marx, Diane 35,121 Marx, T.J. 76,83,85,88,95,98 Mashburn, Mindy 98,111,139 Math 47 Mattley, Kathy 121 Mattley, Wendy 98 Meier, Tonia 21,24,98 Merritt, Thelma 163 Meyer, Kent 25,54,71,105 Meyer, Troy 7,75,98 Miller, Wendy 22,24 Mills, Jeff 25,47,66,76,83,85,111 Minnick, Jason 54,76,78,88,104,105 Mittan, Gary 111 Mittan, John 105 Mohler, Connie 98 Moore, Jeff 25,105 Moore, Steve 75,78,98 Moravek, Jaimi 60,74,82,86,91,95,98 139 Moravek, Jill 15,23,58,59,121,127 Morris, Matt 25,75,83,88,98 Morrison, Jodi 11,22,65,72,80,105 Moscrip, Marion 36 Moscrip, Mike 50,122 Moss, Mike 98 Moyle, Jennifer 139 Moyle, Jon 20,23,25,60,71,85,105 Moyle, Larry 35 Muller, Shawn 11,66,85,90,92,111 Juniors Patty Shaw and Maria Ramirez make the dreaded task of studying for a test more pleasant by having an enjoyable little snack Index 159Mundt, Kari 57 Murdock, Leigh Ann 74,98 Murdoff, Terry 75,98 Murray, Rebecca 21,86,98 Musfelt, David 98 Music Parents 16 N Nansel, Barbara 35 Nagaki, Lori 36 Nason, Mike 111 Navarro, David 105 Naylor, Rod 122 Neal, lerrold 75,83,88,90.95,98 Nelsen, Kimberly 20,23,29,72,105 Nelson, Dan 10,65,85,91,122,158 Nelson. David 25,41,69,88,105 Nelson, Duane 88,98 Nelson, Jamie 105 Nelson, Mark 122 Nelson, Steve 38,76,89 Nelson, Teresa 46,47 Nelson, Wayne 88,98 Nepper, Bruce 111 Nepper, Jayne 122 Newman, Wendy 22,24,111 Nielsen, Chrissi 24,82,99 Nolan, Bill 24,71,78,99 Nolan, Mary 15,72,80,86,122 Nollette, Sean 99 Nye, Barry 63,111 O Odell. Jason 8,54,71,85,105 Office 35 Olds, Skip 35,42,76 Olson, Jodi 21,99 Olson, John 15,29,99 Opening 2-11 Opp, Dean 14,40 Osborn, Sherman 99 Overstreet, Georgia 165 Overstreet, Lee 25,88,112 Overstreet, Tracy 15,17,25,41.49, 64,106 P Panwitz, Deanna 20,22,122 Parascand, Mitch 43,75,99 Parenteau, Jill 37,80 Pauley, Robert 106 Payne, Mike 122 Physical Education 42 Pebley, Melody 20,23,24,31,122, 127,139,140 Pedersen, Gay 24,58,59,122,139 Penny, Kelly 112 Petersen, Eunice 39 Peterson, Jon 88,99 Peterson, Kristin 24,74,82,99,115 Peterson, Kurt 99 Peterson, Mary 112 Peterson, Matt 17,24,106 Peterson, Martin 36 Pfannenstiel, Cheryl 74,99 Pfieffer, Wendy 8,57,64,112 Phillips, John 76,112 Phillips, Wendy 106 Pierce, Tammy 25,74,82,86,99 Piihl, Kory 42,76,78,88,106 Pilfold, Sandra 42,72,89 Podhaisky, John 71,75,83,99 Pohlman, Dee Dee 50,57,65,112 Pohlman, Rick 99 Polyakov, Ivan 40 Prelie, Darla 15,17,106 Price, Christie 112 Price, Steve 25,99 Pritchard, Judy 99 Prom 114,115 Pryor, Lorren 99 Purchase, Diana 122,131,151 Purviance, Rhonda 58,59,123 R Ramirez, Maria 56,106,159 Rand, Scott 76,78,91,112 Rask, Kim 63,106 Rask, Tina 24,63,99 Rathbun, Kim 24,57,58,104,106,139 Redmon, Frank 15,23,29,106 Reed, Mark 75,88,99 Reeve, Danielle 98,99 Rehder, Kim 99 Rehder, Todd 20,23,123 Reno, Bill 35 Renteria, Jesse 25,78,99 Renteria, Julie 21,99 Reynolds, Melissa 21,99 Rhoads, Kodee 99 Rhoads, Sara 86 Richards, Linda 106 Richmeier, Brian 123 Richmeier, Sheralin 23,105,106 Rinehart, Lynn 45,75 Rischling, Dick 16,40 Rivera, Dolores 106 Rivera, Miguel 3,33,45,112 Rivera, Priscilla 22,112 Roberts, Amy 21,24,74,82,86,99 Robinson, Ted 83 Roblyer, Stacey 106 Roby, Crissy 106 Rockey, Bruce 35,45 Roesler, Jeff 99 Rogers, Randy 123 Rohrbouck, Michelle 56,86,90,123 Romick, Joell 22,63,106 Romick, Lora 63,106 Rose, Dwayne 112 Ross, Robert 76,88,112 Ross, Tom 34 Roten, Nolene 24,72,123 Ruble, Alice 24,99,139 Ryba, Kim 74,99,115 S Sabala, Cindy 106 Sabala, Mike 23,123 Sabala, Teresa 99 Sample, Aldon 34 Sampson, Jodi 23,112 Sampson, Todd 6,54,76,85,115,123 Sanchez, Bobby 76,112 Sanchez, Carrie 100 Sanchez, Felipe 76,123 Sanchez, Mary 106 Sanchez, Ruth 36 Schadwinkel, Mary 39 Schafer, Chris 69,88,100 Schafer, Eric 123 Schafer, Thad 33,69,92,106 Scheuler, Bryan 106 Schlatz, Joni 44,45,56,72,89 Schlichtemeier, Jason 44,76,79,109, 112 Schmer, Rachel 15,18,24,31,61,113, 139 Schmidt, Carol 106 Schmidt, Loralee 24,106 Schmidt, Neil 63,123 Schmidt, Nolan 106 Schnell, Katie 74,82,100,115 160 IndexSchnell, Laura 106 Schnell, Mandi 113 Schnell, Mike 25,76,78,106 Schnell, Nancy 23,25,72,80,86,108, 113,114 Schnell, Nikki 139 Schnell, Tammy 7,62,123 Schnell, Troy 96,100 Schoeneman, )anet 86,100 Schoeneman, Scott 88,90,113 Schultz, Dwain 100 Schultz, Wendy 113 Schwanebeck, Derek 11,15,69,88, 106,162 Schwartz, Carla 24,113 Schweitzer, Phil 48 Science 46 Seidler, Keven 106 Senior Index 128-131 Seniors 116-126 Shackelford, Brian 106 Shaw, Jeanna 24,41,56,57,69,86,106, 124 Shaw, Patty 18,24,31,56,69,80,90, 159 Sheets, Mark 129 Shellabarger, Roger 85 Shelmadine, Lannie 85 Sherlock, Diane 106 Shimp, Rich 37,113 Sievers, Corey 100 Simpson, Brent 71,75,83,100,115 Skeen, (ennifer 24,70,80,86,107,139 Skeen, Missy 25,70,80,81,113,114, 139 Slack, Shane 113 Sloan, jess 100 Small, Kelli 53,124 Smith, Brian 44,48,63,113 Smith, Chris 113 Smith, Cynthia 15,17,107 Smith, Roger 113 Smith, Sandra 57,107 Smith, Vicki 100 Snyder, Jimmy 124 Snyder, Todd 3,124 Social Studies 48 Softley, Steve 100 Sophomores 102-107 Spahnle, Sharon 107 Special Ed 37 Speech Team 17 Sports Awards 90,91 Sports Division 66,67 Spring Play 28,29 Spud 64 Staff 34 Stafford, |im 124 Stage Band 21 Stange, Sean 100 Stark. Kelly 54,58,59,107 Stark. Rod 20,76,113 Stephens, Amy 6,60,72,80,81,86,90, 91,92,115,124 Stephens, Dick 35 Stern, Tracy 107 Stevens, Rick 100 Stinnette, Susan 20,22 Stinnette, Steve 23,100,113 Stoddard, Chris 25,88,107 Stone, Cory 71,100 Stout, Bill 46 Strang, Troy 25,76,113 Strickland, Donald 124 Student Council 60 Suhr, Alicia 100 Sullivan, Steve 100 Suprano, Susan 24,47,60,74,86,95, 100,101,136,139 Surrette, Richard 107 Sutton, Darcy 57,107 Sutton, Dawn 107 Sutton, Denise 10,49,65,72,107 Sutton, Jay 124 Sutton, Marla 24,124 Sutton, Shellie 24,124 Sutton, Stephanie 24,63,69,107 Swesey, Mark 23,124 Swing Choir 20 T Table of Contents 1 Tank, Charles 48,85,161 Tasso, Kathy 125 Taylor, Arlene 23,107 Taylor, Barb 100 Taylor, Brenda 11,57,63,113 Taylor, Dr. Cork 165 Taylor, Elaine 107 Taylor, Joni 63,125 Taylor, Keri 24,58,59,60,70,107,139 Taylor, Kim 23,107 Thespians 61 Thies, Tim 25,107,167 Thomas, Kelli 24,44.63,98,100 Thompson, Michelle 24,101 Thompson, Shea 101 Tilden, Donald 107 Tofteland, Jodi 24,107 Tomlin, Gary 36 Tooley, Tom 113 Trautman, Larry 76,113 Trenkle, Terry 38,49 Tritle, Kim 23,55,58,59.86,113 Tritle, Renee 6 Trout, Beth 82,86,90,101 Tschacher, Rocky 63,113 Turgeon, Susan 20,25,50,55,113 U Underwood, Jeff 113 Underwood, Lisa 101 Ushio, Tami 20,23,25,51,60,74,80, 81,82,113,139 V Vallejo, Julie 101 Chuck Tank and his friend Albert were both new in town this year Mr Tank taught World Geography and American History, while Mr. Einstein oversaw. Index 161Vallejo, Lewis 107 Vandewege, Pat 34 Van Winkle, Augusta 113 Varsity Boys' Basketball 84,85 Varsity Football 76,77 Varsity Girls' Basketball 80,81 Varsity Volleyball 72,73 Varvel, LaDonna 72,107 Vasquez, Angela 101 Vaughn, Eric 76,107 Vaughn, Richard 25,33,55,125 Vazquez, juan 21,88,101 Vazquez, Manuel 23,53,125 Vazquez, Maria 20,22,30,53,125 Vazquez, Ramiro 20,21,23,26,53,107 Vermillion, Scott 75 Vernon, Kelle 101 Vocational 44,45 Vogel, Len 75,96,98,101 Von Tour, Stacey 86,101 Voss, Alonna 125 Ad Index A and D Appliances 148 Abby's Wild Rose 148 Alliance Animal Clinic 150 Alliance Auto Supply 150 Alliance Community TV 155 Alliance Chiropractic Clinic 137 Alliance Glass 141 Alliance Lumber Co. 141 Alliance Medical Center 156 Alliance Motors Unlimited 155 Alliance National Bank 136 Alliance Railroad Employees' Credit Union 147 Alliance Sta-Nu Cleaners 137 Alliance TBA 154 Alliance Times Herald 145 Alliance Tractor and Implement Co. 154 Alliance Vision Center 134 Annual 155 B and T Equipment and Repair 154 Bates Landa Funeral Home 137 Bauer Pre-Mix 154 Bedient Litho Printing 137 Bernie's Ace Hardware 145 B.J.'s Hair Salon 145 The Book Rack 149 Brittain Insurance Agency 145 Bruce Furniture 148 Burlington Northern 146 Carter Sales 145 Case Power and Equipment 145 Christensen, Gary D. DDS 154 Cover jones 140 Crum, Melick, and McAndrew, Accountants 137 Dairy Queen 140 Dennon's Zesto 154 Dobson Dodge 137 Doctors' Center 143 Ed's Used Cars 144 ERA Buchfinck 154 w Walker, Diane 50,57,113,114 War Bonnet, Lori 107 Way, Pat 39,64 Weekes, Colin 25,75,88,101 Weight Training 42 West, Carl 63,113 West, Lori 8,22,50,64,125 West, Pam 125 West, Rusty 76,85,92,107 Weston, Mike 75,78,101 Weston, Tim 76,78,107 Wilkinson, Doug 10,49,54,60,71,76, 85,125,65 Wilkinson, Kevin 37 Wilson, john 101 Winkler, Tyler 20,71,84,85,125,158 Wodke, RaShelle 20,24,107 Wolvington, Mark 113 Famous Clothing 141 Farmer's Insurance 149 First Federal Lincoln 148 Gene's Pharmacy 137 Giles, Gene, DDS 144 Good Samaritan Village 141 Green's Floor Covering 148 Gregory's Insurance 141 Guardian State Bank 135 Gunia, Ron's Golf Shop 148 Hamilton's Service Center 154 Harris Sales 137 Hayward's Open Range 150 Heitz Eastside Texaco 145 Hoffhaus Gardens 141 House of Photography 154 Jack and Jill 155 J and B Discount Liquor 144 Job's Daughters Bethel 3 139 Jus' Gin's 145 KCOW 134 Kentucky Fried Chicken 136 KMart 142 KPONV 156 Kurl and Swirl 137 Lampert Lumber Co. 137 L B. Murphy Co. 140 Little Shepherd, The 141 Magic Mirror 154 Mandelberg's Auto Supply 145 Marker's Pittsburg Paints 154 Marshall's Sport Shack 134 McCarroll's Motel 137 McDonald's 151 Wolzen, Becky 107 Wrestling 78,79 Wright, Travis 101 Y Yeardon, Paul 101 York, Pat 45,113 Yost, Kelley 11,25,55,72,113 Yost, Larry 46,75,82,89 Yost, Sherry 39 Z Zeigler, Gina 113 Zumbahlen, Michelle 86,101 Mini Mart 145 Montgomery Wards 144 Nebraska Savings and Loan 154 Nebraska Typewriter and Equipment Co. 137 Neuswangers 144 New Leaf, The 155 Northern Plains Land and Cattle Agency 155 Ohio National Life Insurance 149 Panhandle Equipment and Repair 150 Panhandle Rural Electric 149 PDQ 154 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 145 Plains Implement and Motor Co. 137 Podhaisky Insurance 148 Red and Jack's Body Shop 154 Redman's Shoes 137 R. K. Nelson and Associates 153 Shop n Save 148 Skateland of Alliance 150 Snyder's Vacuum 137 Tittel Motor Co. 137 Todd's Body and Frame Shop 154 Trinidad Bean 154 Triple A Auto Club 150 Turf RentaL 137 Waterbed Store 141 Wegner Motors, Inc. 146 Western Bank 138 William's Jewelers 140 Woolrich 145 Worley Studio 134 162 IndexAHS Still Rolls on Even as Year Ends Colophon The 360 copies of the 1985 Alliance High Bulldog were printed by Inter-Collegiate Press, Inc., Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Prices for the yearbook ranged from $15.00 up to $20.00 The Bulldog is a member of the Nebraska High School Press Association (NHSPA) and the International Society of Quill and Scroll. The cover was designed by Senior Paul Manuel. The 1985 Bulldog was compiled in eight divisions with the following students responsible for each section: Opening: Vicki Clark, Katie Chouanard Fine Arts: Mike Bourquin, Veronica )esse Academics: Brad lohnson, Tracy Overstreet Activities: Crissy Harger, Travis lohnson Sports: )ami McFall, Wendy Pfeiffer Classes: Lori West, Kim Rathbun, Kathy Bainter Ads: )oy Margheim, Susan Franklin Closing: Vesta Jo Curtiss Photography: Katie Chouanard, )ill Moravek, Stephanie Sutton, DeeDee Pohlman, Chris Clark, Teresa Dye A special thanks to the Times-Herald and the House of Photography for the use of various pictures used throughout the book. Senior Mel Pebley displays the latest craze at AHS, gumdingers Gumdingers are suckers with gum on the inside Mr lack Brock, owner of Emerson Quick Stop, says he sells about 5,200 of these a week. Traditions are a big part of high school life Arranged at the left are the new students who are attending the annual "New Student" dinner put on by StuCo. Above, Bev Johnson finally gives up running from School Nurse Thelma Merritt and agrees to the once-a-year check-up Closing 163Voters Say "Yes for Our The block on Laramie between 14th and 12th streets is frequently busy while school is in session Students walk south for many of the science classes This problem will soon be alleviated by the new addition to the high school. Architect lack Beers shows Board of Education member Wayne Goff the blueprints for the addition to the high school "These halls are so crowded." Can't you go any faster?" "That was my toe you stepped on." "Excuse me." What could be done to improve the crowded conditions at Alliance High School? For six years, the school board has pondered this question and February 14, 1985, seemed to be the day which held all the answers. It all started in 1978. The Board of Education decided that the high school, originally built for use as a junior high, was too small. The board proposed a four million dollar bond issue for a new high school. The building would include a little theater and swimming pool. Alliance was not fortunate to have this passed. Then the struggle began. Different things were tried and proposed to see if the problem of overcrowding and lack of suitable facilities could be solved. Contractors were contacted to see what sort of floor plans could be drawn up. The problem of walking back and forth between buildings would also have to be solved. Several proposals were voted upon during the years of 1978-1985, but nothing seemed to work. It is said that when the class of 1992 become seniors, there will be over 700 students at AHS. Presently, there are over 600. In the fall of 1983, the board began looking at ways of increasing classroom space. By December, the board considered a bond issue for an addition to the high school, two of the elementary schools, and a multipurpose room at the middle school. In February of 1984, the board focused its attention on the problems in the elementary schools. Still, nothing could be done. Finally, Dr. Cork Taylor came up with the slogan, "For Our Kids," which brought success. It was decided that February 14, would be the day to vote on a proposal which would add space at all educational levels. The Steering Committee, headed by Taylor, involved many people. They helped with voter registration, made posters and buttons, did alot of newspaper and radio ads, went door to door, held coffees and spoke at many noon luncheons. This seemed to be the right key. For a month, the people who visited the gym for school activities, saw a poster which said, "Vote Yes For Our Kids" on the bottom part of the stage. On Valentine's Day, over 3,000 cast their votes and the community found themselves a winner 1,909 to 1,422! Dr. Taylor had this to say after he heard the results, "We made it! I would like to thank all who voted for our kids." It is with pride that the AHS students say, "We are proud to be from Alliance. Thank you." 164 ClosingKids" on Valentine's Day '85 "For Our Kids ' the slogan which will help achieve a succesful bond issue, is presented by committee chairman. Dr Cork Taylor with the reasons as to why Alliance needs uncrowded school facilities. For Our Kids Herb Alice Dakin • Larry Cheri Mundt • Lane Barbara Nansel PLEASE Join With Us In Voting YES On Thurs., Febr. 14 Paid for by Committee for Better Mike Knaub dutifully raises his right hand as Georgia Overstreet registers him for the upcoming school bond issue to be held on Thursday, February 14, 1985. Closing 165The Waves Flow Into the Future Two school employees, who wish to remain anonymous, amuse themselves during their free time by "decorating" Mr Bill Reno's office for him on his birthday, February 8. What effect can a bunch of high school kids have on their world, community, and peers? How can we, as youth, make waves in our world? As the wave of 1984-85 swept along, each person involved in AHS found their own unique way of providing an answer to these queries. Large or small, significant or trivial, each person's contributions merged together with the whole to form the special time that was Alliance High School, in the school year of 1984-85. This year's events included individual as well as group efforts. Alliance was put on the map, with red ink, all across the state by our exceptional girls' basketball and wrestling teams. Individually, Susan Franklin went to San Francisco to compete in the National DECA Conference. The wave was passed on to future generations of Bulldogs as the new school bond issue was passed on February 14th. Also, along with all of these activities, school life continued as usual. Classes were attended, tests frantically crammed for, teachers and assignments grumbled about, and, of course, much time was spent watching the members of the opposite sex. Each school year possesses its own special quality, its unique characteristics, that can never be caught again. This year, the Bulldogs made waves, small and large, loud and soft, that will send their echoes forward into the future. AHS syndrome, otherwise known as boredom, usually overtakes each senior at one time or another as the year progresses. Vicki Clark shows some of the bizarre effects of this disease Easter, English, and roasting marshmallows are only a few of the things Seiji Kino, this year's exchange student. experienced for the first time during his stay in Alliance 166 ClosingThe Alliance High Drama Department experienced a revival this year, with the coming of a new drama teacher, Mr Dean Opp Here a group of actors and actresses are shown during a performance of Magic Theater. A sight seldom seen at most school functions - even the most exciting-is one of a fan giving his all to support the team Classes are an integral part of everyday high school life In Annual class. Mike Bourqum takes time to crop a picture perfectly for his choir layout. Closing 167168 Closing


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