Alliance High School - Bulldog Yearbook (Alliance, NE)
- Class of 1986
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Text from Pages 1 - 176 of the 1986 volume:
A SLICE OF LIFE
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Alliance, NE Volume XXXIII
Table of Contents 1tudents at Alliance High are
School life is like a pizza ... a wild conglomeration of articles thrown together that form a surprisingly pleasant whole. Each year the basic ingredients remain the same, but the toppings vary slightly, making every year unique. Sports, jobs, friends, classes, dances, clubs, plays--each was a special part of life at AHS, and all managed to fit together to make up the whole. Some students were voracious eaters, taking large bites out of each and every slice of school life. Others were more moderate, picking and choosing parts that they were most talented at or interested in. Finally, a few students barely nibbled at the crust, appearing only to attend classes, and then disappearing to pursue their special outside interests. Whatever their special contributions or benefits, each student, each class, each activity met to make up the school year. For every participant, the 1985-86 school year at AHS was a unique and special SLICE OF LIFE.
"I really wish you wouldn't take my picture!!!" says Kelley Yost as the click of the camera makes her realize it is too late. Her picture has already been taken.
Passing time between classes provides a quick minute of conversation and relaxation before students are forced to hurry on to their next class. "A pass? Hm. well, let's see," is
what Jeff Gasseling appears to be thinking as he is caught strolling' the halls on his crutches.
2 O peningthe Most Necessary Slice of Life
Does Alliance High have a new dress code? Is this a new fashion trend? No--Stacie Woodside is dressed as Olga Katrina. She played this part in the fall play 'You Can't Take It With You."
"Help I'm falling!" exclaims Mike Bourquin as he loses his balance Clowning around in the prop room was a common sight after a tough fall play rehearsal.
Many students have discovered that study hall is a tempting place for daydreaming. Dawn Sutton decides to give in to the temptation and begins dreaming.
Go Big Blue!! The band plays the school fight song in hopes of firing up the people at a pep rally before a game.
O pening 3In the News. . . In the News. . . In the
Obituaries for 1985
AHS Principal Inducted into College Hall of Fame
Anne Baxter Yul Brynner Ruth Gordon Rock Hudson Carolyn Jones Gordon MacRae Ricky Nelson
Donna Reed Peter Sellers
Phil Silvers Samantha Smith Orson Wells E.B. White
Richard Boness, Alliance High Principal, was entered in the Chadron State College Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Boness lettered in basketball, football, baseball, and track and field at CSC when he was in college. He was an excellent sprinter, and in 1958, he was a member of the Nebraska College Conference first place 880 and mile relay teams. He also coached Alliance St. Agnes Crusaders to the Class D State Championship in 1971. Prior to becoming principal, he was the head mentor of the Alliance High Football Team.
AHS should be proud of its fine principal.
Mr. Boness proudly displays the plaque he received upon entering the Chadron State College Hall
of Fame. He was inducted because of his athletic accomplishments while attending CSC from 1954 to 1958.
Halley's Comet Dazzles the Sky
The year 1986 was a special year for avid stargazers. Halley's Comet was seen in our sky. It is not known how long Halley's Comet has been making it's 76 year tour of the Solar System. Comet Halley made a spectacular appearance in 1910 when it was large and bright, easily visible from any city.
Despite excitement about the return of Halley's Comet, this year's appearance was a poor one. The comet didn't get as
close to the earth this time as it had previously. Although conditions weren't great for viewing, everyone interested was still able to see the comet with a little research and a pair of binoculars.lt was possible to watch Halley wander through the stars from night to night. Halley's Comet allowed people to forget their troubles and gaze into space to be reminded that we share a small place in space and time. This beautiful wanderer will return once again in 2062.
4 World EventsNews
In the News
In the News
Six weeks of intensive training in Tucson, Arizona, enables the "Up With People" group to perform "Everyday Heros," one of the many songs which carries out their "Beat of the Future" theme.
Up With People Makes Appearance in Alliance
Players Records Delight Fans
What's America's favorite pastime? The answer, of course, is baseball. The 1985 baseball season was quite an exciting one. Many records were broken this summer.
Billy Martin, New York Yankee Manager, set his record for being fired four times by the same team. Will he be fired again?
Dwight Gooden, last year's New York Mets' pitching sensation, had another record setting season of strike outs and 20-plus wins, becoming the youngest pitcher ever to win the Cy Young Award.
Phil Neikro, another New York Yankee, pitched his 300th winning game, establishing himself as one of the elite pitchers in baseball history.
Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's record for the most hits. Rose has hit 4,193 hits in his career and was also named manager of the year by UPI.
These great baseball players gave baseball fans an exciting season this year. It was one that many will never forget.
Sponsored by the Alliance National Bank, Up With People came to Alliance on September 18 and 19.
Many families throughout the community opened their homes to the cast members during their five- day stay.
Dressed in red, gray, yellow, and pink, the cast danced and sang to many unusual and modern styled songs. Their theme was the "Beat of the Future."
With their bright costumes, zany antics, and synthesized music, cast members gave their audience a taste of some possible futuristic music.
AIDS Infects Many
During the year, the U.S. was affected by a disease called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. AIDS spread throughout the country and seemingly had no cure. 74 percent of the affected were homosexual, 11 percent were intravenous drug abusers and one percent were hemophiliacs. Little is known about this disease, and people are alarmed because of its implications. AIDS often results in a slow and painful death. Veteran actor Rock Hudson died from this disease. Medical researchers continue trying to unravel a cure for this mysterious, usually fatal disease.
World Events 5omecoming '85 Sees a
An important slice of any school's life is it's Homecoming. Alliance High was no exception, although many of its Homecoming traditions were changed.
First of all. a voluntary voting stand was set up by the FBLA club so that students could vote for Homecoming royalty when convenient. Instead of holding coronation on Friday afternoon, this year it was changed to Thursday night, prior to the burning of the "A".
The constant drizzle of rain experienced throughout the week of October 7, became a downpour Friday, the day of the Homecoming parade. Although most students never saw them, the floats were still judged on the following Monday morning, with the Juniors taking the $25 prize.
Four awards were given for hall decorations in '85. The overall
winners, having the Most School Spirit, were the sophomores. The Best Decorations were those made by the juniors, and the Good Sport Award went to the freshmen. The class with the Most Class Pride was the Class of '86--the Seniors.
The 1985 Homecoming court includes: Second Attendants Rod Stark and Oeena Contoms, Queen Kelley Yost. King Doug Hart, and First Attendants Nancy Schnell. and Scott Rand The crown bearers are Austin Forney and Renee Tritle. (Below) A paper Indian is burned in effigy foretelling of the Bulldogs' convincing 32-6 defeat of the Ogallala Indians.
Although many traditions were changed, many remained the same. Student Council again sponsored many fun days and activities. Scheduled activities included Button Day, Super Hero and Kid Day, Beach Day, Blue and White Day, Dress-up and Jersey Day, wagon races, a jersey auction, and a style review. Of course, the winning tradition of Alliance High Homecomings was upheld with a 32-6 victory over the Ogallala Indians.
Another change of tradition included the changing of the dance from Friday night to Saturday evening. To the tunes of KMOR, couples danced the remaining 1985 Homecoming hours away.
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Reach the beach? No. Brenna Barner, Kelley Yost, and Missy Mashburn just show their Homecoming spirit on Beach Day.
Kim Merchant and Joy Margheim attempt to show Scott Rand, David Heckman, and Jeff Mills what they do on the sidelines. By mutual agreement, the guys agreed to stay with football.
Among approximately 245 othti students. Darla Degan. Scott Hudson, Eldie Cline, Lon Maser, and Ross Hofmann dance the final Homecoming hours away. The KMOR music machine provided the music.
Displayed on the mam entrance to Bulldog territory is the winning form with which the sophomores won the hall decorating contest. With little reminders such as these, how could anyone forget his Homecoming spirit?
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Close your eyes for a moment. Picture a tree. A big tree with lots and lots of branches-the perfect climbing tree. Now, picture yourself climbing up this tree. Branch after branch, the ground getting farther and farther away. Higher and higher,straight to the top. Then, suddenly, your foot slips. Panic seizes you. Your hands grope the air, searching for a branch. You're falling, falling, falling. The ground leaps up to meet you. You hit with a thud. A sharp pain electrifies your leg. A visit to the doctor tells you that it is broken. You must wear a cast.
Many people in many places have experienced injuries requiring casts, braces, splints or other support devices. Although breaking a bone may seem like a nice attention getter, cast wearers would often prefer to go unnoticed.Sophomore Kim Ryba exclaimed, "It's so embarrassing and I hate this ugly boot-thing I have to wear!'
Casts,braces and splints alike can be quite uncomfortable. Nancy Schnell said that the worst thing about her ankle brace was, "When I have an itch, I can't get to it."
Broken bones can be big inconveniences. They may
cause limited activity, severe uncomfortableness and difficulty getting from one place to another. Often a second person is required to carry the injured person's books. Itching and general pain may cause sleepless nights and it can be a task to take a shower.
Despite all these disadvantages, there are some advantages too. Who else gets to leave every class five minutes early with someone to help him and then still doesn't get into trouble when he arrives for his next class five minutes late?
So, if you happen to break or injure a bone and must wear a cast, don't despair. Who knows? Maybe next year casts will be very fashionable. You could be starting a trend.
Kim Ryba models a new fashion for us--cast wear. Kim was cheering at the Class "A" State Playoff Papillion-Alliance football game when she fell and injured her ankle.
Jeff Gasseling offers his good knee to his friend Nancy Schnell so that she can rest her sprained ankle. Both seniors were injured in sports.
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For senior Kelly Kaufman, sophomore Jeff Colwell is more than a friend. He is a "lifter"" of spirits and a shoulder to sit on at pep rallies.
Kelly Stark. Tori Hoxworth. Kim Rathbun, Tonja Maben. and Joy Margheim huddle together for warmth during a cold Homecoming football game. Working closely with each other daily can build new friendships.
Friends are an important slice of any high school student's life. Students at Alliance High were no exception. Friends were a common sight walking down the halls, eating at McDonald's,sitting next to each other on the bench, or cruising the Butte.
Some students were asked a few questions about friends. Becky Murray and Kim Ryba were asked what they looked for in a friend. Becky answered, "I look for someone with a good personality that cares about you.” Kim simply stated,"I look for honesty and loyalty.”
When asked what a friend is, senior Joy Margheim responded,” Someone who still walks with you even after you've tripped on the ice, landed flat on your face and made a complete fool of yourself.” Everyone needs a friend like that.
Dee Sutton was asked."What are friends for?” She answered,"to cry with, to have fun with, and to tell your deepest secrets to, and, if you don't have any money, to lend you money!”
Everyone needs a friend, whether it be for lending money or support,for listening, or for simply just being there. Friends can be summed up with one simple statement: Friends are a necessary slice of life.
Friends are friends forever Sophomores Joei Brunt and Kristin Peterson take a break between classes to show us their winning smiles.
Surf's up! Clad in Hawaiian shirts and Leggoon shorts, these cheerleaders head for the beach. Beach Day of Homecoming week saw many students dressed in similar fashions.12 Fine Arts DivisionFine Arts
As toppings add zest to a pizza, so, too, do fine arts spice up the school curriculum. Fine arts involved individual as well as group efforts. Whether it was the 120 member band striving to perfect a marching routine, or a single student trying to capture the proper look in a piece of artwork, fine arts gave students a chance to find release in creating a thing of beauty. Some were preparing for a career, while others were simply pursuing a hobby. Some were highly dedicated, devoting much time and effort, while others sluffed off, simply seeking an easy grade. Many were not directly involved in fine arts themselves, but enjoyed the results of others' labors, by attending concerts or enjoying a halftime performance by the band.
Developing a good play takes long hours or rehearsal. Kris Kerr and Sue Rischling learned this after landing the parts of Paul and Penny Sycamore in the fall play 'You Can’t Take It With You.'
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Art classes changed this year with the addition of a new staff member, Mrs. Pam Cullen, who was added to the art program because there were too many students wanting to take art. Mrs. Cullen taught the freshmen, while Mr. Larry Mannlein taught general art. Advanced Art I and Advanced Art II. Mrs. Cullen expressed her feelings about her new teaching experience at AHS by saying, By adding another art instructor, the art department hopes to expand the program to the extent that all budding young artists will have the opportunity to experience art.''
In general art, students learned to use various medias, such as acryllic paint, watercolor, charcoal, and flair. They built their technique through the use of these medias. Some of the areas of study included the human figure. perspective, painting with acryllics and watercolors, various forms of pottery and sculpture, and even Greek and Roman art history.
Advanced Art I and II classes were for those students who wished to consider art for their career. In Advanced Art I, students studied subjects that were familiar to them, such as perspective, the human figure, oil painting, air brush, and even new things like metal casting and silk screening. Advanced Art II students learned about the contemporary artists and photography, as well as creating their own assignments and critiquing their art with other students.
The art department underwent certain changes that affected the students taking these classes. The changes allowed more of the student body to have the opportunity to experience art. Art was, to some, a way to express feelings, and to others, a way to reach inside themselves freely.
Mary Chouanard. a freshman art student, uses chalk pastels, one of the several medias the freshmen used this year, to draw an enlargement of a small picture.
Susan Turgeon. an Advanced Art I student, works intently to complete an assignment she created, a photo reproduction of a locomotive in oil paint.
"Oh. no. it's the Annual Staff!" exclaims general art student Chris Stoddard.who takes some time from his •watercolor painting to pose for the camera.
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Freshman art instructor, Mrs. Pam Cullen, gives a little advice to one of her students on some blending techniques that she might be able to use on her drawing.
Freshman art student Lance Menuey practices some shading techmques before going to his final project
"I wonder how Mr. Mannlem is going to feel when he finds out that I am not ready for the critique today,-' says Advanced Art II student Gina Garrett to classmate Miguel Rivera. The critiquing system was the way all advanced art students evaluated their work
Mike Bourqum. Diane Sherlock. Larry Chouanard. and Pat Marcoe skillfully place the proper lines that will make their figure drawing perfect.
General art students Darla Degan, Desi Dunbar, and Lewis Vallejo paint still lifes.
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Last year the band members made over $3,600 to help pay for the uniforms that gave their show a new look this season. Mr. Bill Rischling moved to Alliance from Bayard to assist his son, Mr. Dick Rischling, with the marching band season.
During the first weeks of the school year, one could see the band out on the field practicing their half-time show from 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. The hours of early morning practice paid off though, since the band took first place in parade and half-time competition at Sidney, Chadron, and Scottsbluff, and first place overall at Chadron. For taking first place overall at Chadron, the band received the honor of playing in the pre-game show of the Chadron Homecoming game.
After their successful season, the band raised money for a trip to Kansas City, Missouri, for competition in the spring. The band worked hard this year and their efforts were well rewarded.
Mr. Rischling and some band members anxiously ?wait their turn in field competition.The band went on to win first place in Scottsbluff.
The AHS band opened their show to the tune of "Blazing Saddles." Here they show the straight lines that impressed the judges.
Along with the new uniforms, the new banner added a touch of class to the band’s appearance. Parade goers were pleased with their performance.
The AHS Marching Band got their first chance to show off their new uniforms during the Heritage Days Parade in July.
Head Majorette Susan Turgeon and Tracy Overstreet expertly guide the band through their show. Tracy Overstreet will become next year's head majorette.
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With new flags and uniforms, the flag team look sharp. Pictured from top to bottom are Lori Mendoza, Patty Shaw. Sandy Bull. Cheryl Bolen, Marci Kerns. Mary Chouanard, and Co-Captains Valerie Curtiss and Rachel Schmer.
A lot of hard work and time must be spent when putting together a half-time show that will win awards in every contest. Being a flag girl or majorette wasn'tall fun and games. The girls spent up to three hours every day designing and perfecting their routines.
The majorettes directed the band's half-time show of "Blazing Saddles," "Swing Street," and "God Bless America." The flag girls added spice to the show by performing a difficult routine to each song.
The majorettes' and flag girls' efforts were worthwhile since, with their help, the band took many first place trophies at band competitions.
Cheryl Bolen, a sophomore flag girl, summed up the year by saying, "Your friends may not be your friends at 7:00 a.m., but they become your friends again when our efforts are rewarded at every competition. The flags and majorettes had an excellent year of which to be proud.
The maiorettes easily guided the band with their talents. From top to bottom are Head Majorette Susan Turgeon, Tracy Overstreet, and Angie Clark.
Rachel Schmer and Cheryl Bolen put their concentration into their twirling to make a difficult stunt appear easy. Cheryl, along with help from Valerie Curtiss, choreographed this routine to "Axle F".
The flag team ends their routine in front of an enthusiastic student body during half-time of a home basketball game. Mrs. Hofmann has some girls of whom to be proud.
Flags Majorettes 17Front row: Kim Merchant. Rachel Schmer. Roger Lehl. Joni Fritzler, Angie Clark. Second row: Cheryl Furman, Wendy Newman, Mary Craig, Stephanie Sutton. Vanessa Curtiss. Jenelle Johannes. Third row: Stephanie Wagenast, Kristin Peterson, Wendy Godwin, Alice Ruble, Kelli Godwin, Tracy Overstreet, Jesse Renteria, Lee Overstreet, Scott Von Aschwege, Brian Schmer. Fourth row: Diana Varvel, Leah Reed, Cheryl Bolen, Lori Mendoza, Tara Redding, Dan Hempel, Joe Rischling, John Balderson, Missy Skeen.David Nelson, Jeff Moore, Trent Decker. Fifth row: David Koester, Jason Odell, Kurt Schuller.
A trip to Kansas City? That sounds like fun! The 104 members of the Alliance High Band went to Kansas City, April 11,12, and 13, to compete in concert band. The band members raised money for their trip by selling magazine subscriptions in the fall, having a soup supper that raised $2000 dollars in January, and selling candles and cookies in early February.
Working toward putting together many concerts, the members had to make some sacrifices, such as going to sectionals on certain days and occasionally getting up early to be in band by 7:30 a.m.
The band put on three concerts and attended district music contest in Scottsbluff. The members added pep to any athletic home game by playing such songs as "School Song," "Championship," "Horse" and "The Stripper."
The band has made many improvements over the year and has become one of the best bands in AHS history.
the song "Pagent."
18 Concert BandFront row: Teresa Blaylock, Susan Rischlmg, Shelly Thompson. Keri Taylor, Jennifer Skeen, jeanie Atkins, Jennifer Lauer. Second row: Rhonda Hammond. Stacie Woodside. Denise Manuel. Tori Hoxworth, Tracy Bell. Tina Rask, Stephanie Sever, Wendy Miller, Kim Buchmeier. Third row: James Kiewel, Brett Dudley. Steve Price, Mark Hammond. Bryan Kiewel, Carey Firestein, Valerie Curtiss, Eric Green, Eddie Burgess. Sherry Clark,Matt Peterson. Fourth row Scott Miller. Larry Hudson. Chad Leaver, Natalie Green, Tim Thies. Gabe Gonzalez, Travis Gasseling, Heath Lawrence. Dan Huss. Steve DeTar Jon Lulow Ross Hofmann. Jim Graff, John Burgess, Chris Allen, Dan Gerlich. Lee Nelson, John Geisler.
tven a broken arm doesn't stop Junior Scott Von Aschwege from playing the trombone. Scott, along with the other members of the concert band, practice in preparation for District Music Contest in Scottsbluff.
Mr. Dick Rischlmg works with the concert band in hopes of getting the right notes perfect, maintaining correct tempo and dynamics
which are important aspects of a band's performance.
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The accompanists tor the concert choir this year are Vikki Curtiss and Kim Merchant.
Do . . . Ra . . . Me ... Fa ... So ... La ... Ti.. . Do... Choir for the 1985-86 year started out with a bang on October 15th with the All-School Talent Show, with Eric Green singing 'Just a Giggalo' for the peoples' choice. Choir also participated in their other annual concerts—Christmans, Spring and a Pre-Contest Concert. This musical group also had a soup supper on December 13th. This organization sported a new name this year. They were called Varsity Singers and every member of the musical group was auditioned. Varsity Singers had 65 members, which included an increased membership of boys.
Vikki Curtiss observed, "Choir was basically fun; practice was long and tedious, but the concerts were fun and rewarding." From the director's point of view, "Every concert given brought the choir closer to achieving 'performance excellence,' which remains the goal for me."
All in all, from all points of view, choir had a productive yet fun year.
The Alto section consists of Kim Tritle. Joey Forney. Kim Dobson, Gina Garrett. Wendy Newman. Wendy Tonja Maben, Sue Suprano. Valerie Curtiss. Mary Craig. Wendy Godwin, Shauna Berry, Kim Taylor. Tracy Bell. Jodi Morrison. Stacy Brass. Sheralin Richmeier, Dinah Keder.and Sam Gonzalez.
20 ChoirThose making up the Bass section art -Juan Vazquez, Kenny Rambur, Shawn Allen, Frank Redmon, John Aquallo, Tim Hedrick, Fred Marquez, John Balderson and Trey Govier.
The Tenors are Jim Graff, Jeff Colwell, Eric Green, Ramiro Vazquez, Scott Taylor. Larry Aruffo, Scot Hoover, John Christensen, Gabe Gonzalez, Mike Bourquin and Shannon Leedall.
The Soprano section consists of Penny Colerick, Cheryl Cody, Joell Romick, Sue Rischling, Audrey Gonzalez, Lori Fraedrich, Natalie Green, Arlene Taylor, Cindy Martinez, Michelle Kamerzell, Heather Brost, Brenna Barner, Sandy Gunia, Deb Manuel and Jodi Olson.
CKoir 21Swing Choir, Stage Band, and Girls' Glee were pieces in the "slice of life" theme for the yearbook. These three music oriented groups added their talent to make AHS just a little more exciting.
Swing Choir was a select group, which perfomed under the name of Sound Alliance. Chosen by audition, they sang and danced to the various numbers at concerts and community performances. Mrs. Hofmann, director of the group, commented,"Sound Alliance has really gone places and they keep moving up." The swing choir did various projects throughout the year to prepare for their trip to Spearfish, South Dakota. During Christmas, they raised money by singing Carol-O-Grams. In the spring, the group had a Mardi-Gras Dance and a car wash.
The Stage Band, under the keen direction of Mr. Dick Rischling, worked on various musical pieces that basically were jazz-oriented. They performed at every high school band concert. These three groups performed Christmas concerts, as well as spring concerts
Girls' Glee was another new course offered at AHS this year. The chorus was an all- female group consisting of girls between their freshmen and' senior years in high school. Unlike the select chorus and swing choir, this was the only chorus that one did not have to audition for in order to sing. This non-select group of singers performed at the fall concert, known as The Main Event, and the Christmas Concert. Under the direction of Mrs. Oralene Hofmann and Kim Marchant, accompianist, this group rehearsed daily and prepared for their various concerts and even district music contest in Scottsbuff. Voicing her thoughts about her new class, Mrs. Hofmann said, "Girls' Glee, once the freshmen girls' choir, was expanded to include girls from all grades in high school. The girls sang a variety of styles of music and did a limited amount of choreography. They took the challenge of singing difficult music and achieved success in their performances."
All in all, these three music groups. Swing Choir, Stage Band, and Girls' Glee, used their talents to add another dimension to the life at AHS.
Junior Eddie Burgess practices his saxaphone along with the other members of the sax section for an upcoming concert.
The members of Alliance High Stage Band are Patty Shaw. Sherry Clark. Susan Rischling, Eric Green, Eddie Burgess, Jim Graff. Brian Schmer, James Kiewel, Brett Dudley. Tami Ushio. John Balderson, John Christensen, Dan Hempel, Joe Rischling, Larry Hudson, Kent Meyer, Chad Leever, Jason Odell, John Burgess, and Kenny Lowther.
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Tami Ushio. Joe Rischling. Cheryl Furman, Jim Graff, Wendy Newman, Eric Green, Susan Suprano, Ramiro Vazquez, Stacy Brass. Shawn Allen, Penny Colerick, Trey Govier. Lori Fraedrich, Frank Redmon, Joell Romick, and John Balderson make up Sound Alliance.
Samantha Gonzalez, Paige Graham, Stephanie Wegenast, Sharma Soden, Jill Hartwig, Ranae Reynolds. Angela Vasquez, Kern Horsely. Jodi Bredenkamp, Korena Aquallo. Jodean Bunco, Linda Richards, Teresa Sabala, Stacy Razo, Denise Richmeier, Gretchin Robb, Jennifer , Saundra West, Director Mrs. Hofmann. Accompianist Kim Merchant, Andrea Lair, Darla Prelle, Heather McDowell, Tori Merchant, Mandi Schnell. Jereen Goode, and Ronda Hofmann are the driving force behind Girls' Glee.
Swing Choir Girls' Gle« 23"You Can't Take It With You" was the fall theatre production at AHS. The cast included some of the school's most talented actors as well as ♦some new faces. Even a new director was added to the theatre department, Mr. Peter Henderson.
With the rehearsals being long and tiring, the cast's end result was a well performed comedy about the daily life of the crazy Sycamore family. Alice, the daughter of Paul and Penny Sycamore, is a normal, common, every day secretary who works for Kirby Co.. The vice president of the business, Tony Kirby, is in love with Alice. She fears that a marriage between her and Tony would not work because of the social differences between their families.
The Sycamore family is not what one would consider to be the normal everyday family. For eight years. Penny has been writing plays that do not make any sense. Essie, Alice's sister, has been dancing for eight years and has made no noticeable progress. Then there is Grandpa, who quit his job many years ago to enjoy the more simply pleasures of life. He collects snakes and goes to commencement exercises. These are just a few of the crazy members of the Sycamore family.
Tony and Alice conduct an experiment. They decide that they will invite Tony's parents to Alice's parents' house for dinner. Tony surprises Alice by coming over a day early. Alice is very embarrassed. Penny, however, is so persistent on having them stay that Alice has no choice but to go along with it. Eventually, Penny makes the Kirbies so mad that they leave. Alice is furious, but this proves to Alice that a marriage between she and Tony wouldn't work. The next day Alice prepares to go off to the mountain and let off some steam. Tony tries to talk her out of leaving, while Mr. Kirby tries to talk Tony out of getting Alice to stay. Grandpa saves the day by telling Mr. Kirby that he should let Tony make his own decisions and enjoy life a little bit more. Mr. Kirby changes his mind and Tony talks Alice into staying.
The fall play performances were held on November 22 and 23. Plans changed a little for the cast when Mr. Tom Ross oversaw the final production of the play. The cast pulled together, and the end result was a well done comedy at Alliance High School.
"So Miss Alice is going to leave us for sure?" inquires Donald to Rheba as she sets the table for dinner. Donald and Rheba are the family's household help.
Whaddya mean, that light broke? I want it fixed nowl exclaims assistant Stage Manager Kent Meyer during a set construction. This just shgws another’interesting side to a play production--
being .the boss.
After the performance is the best time to take a crazy picture such as this one. Kay Wilson and Stacie Woodside happily say cheese for the camera.
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Essie and Penny look on as Paul recites Trotsky.
Mr. DePinna Mr. Kolenkov Mr. Kirby Mrs. Kirby Gay
Natalie Green Jon Lulow Susan Rischling Frank Redmon Kris Kerr Wendy Hume Kent Meyer Mike Bourquin Kay Wilson Shannon Leedall Mark Hammond John Olson Steffanie Cobb Alice Ruble Penny Colerick Stacie Woodside David Kqpster Tony Shoemaker Kurt Schuler cizett i Green Beth Trout
Frank Redmon patiently waits for Make-up Manager Kathy Green to finish up the final creases in his old age stage make-up. Make-up adds to the character on the stage and gives the face more animation.
Sophomore Beth Trout hammers in the last few nails to complete the arch for the doorway on the set.
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The officers leading the Music Parents are Delma Turgeon, president; Kathy Graff, secretary; Sondra Peterson, treasurer; and Vice president Rachel Vaughn (not pictured).
Serving a soup supper in the multi-purpose room can be an excellent fund raiser. The soup supper held by the band raised over $2000.
The AHS Music Parents provided much needed support to students involved in band and choir classes. The music classes had a busy year, so there were many responsibilities resting on the music parents' shoulders.
Mr. Rischling is busily taking notes at a Music Parents meeting to discuss the band's trip to Kansas City. The trip will cost each student $125. Some of this will come from fund raisers.
To help raise money for the band's trip to Kansas City, Missouri, in April, the Music Parents organized and served a soup supper in the multi-purpose room. The supper was a successful event due to the basketball games against Chadron being played in the Alliance High gymnasium.
The soup supper raised $2000 to help cover the costs of transportation and rooms for the band while in Kansas City.
The Music Parents met the second Tuesday of every month to decide things such as fund raisers, choir and band events, and budgets for music trips.
Leaders of the Music Parents were Delma Turgeon, president; Rachel Vaughn, vicepresident; Kathy Graff, secretary; and Sondra Peterson, treasurer. These four led Music Parents successfully through a very hectic year.
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Speech team members spend hours after school practicing their speeches. Kathy Green is seen rehearsing her speech on gifted children. Besides presenting this speech. Kathy also substitutes in the Reader s Theater.
Rachel Schmer and Frank Redmon practice a scene from "Plaza Street Hotel."' Rachel is trying to get some money out of her husband to buy some new stockings.
Obviously, the Speech Team is anxious to pose for the camera. The members of the team are John Olson. Frank Redmon, Rachel Schmer, Cynthia Smith. Kathy Green. Steffanie Cobb, Angie Clark, Susan Rischling, and Darla Prelle (not pictured).
The AHS Speech Team had a very busy and exciting time this year. The team went to competitions in Leyton, Bridgeport, Gering, and Scottsbluff, just to name a few.
By the end of the year, much improvement in the members' public speaking ability could be seen, when compared to the start of the year. Mr. Tom Ross's expert advice made the improvement possible.
The speech team was awarded a third place trophy in Scottsbluff for the Sweepstakes category. The Sweep-stakes category is based on team standings and points earned from members placing in the finals.
"I joined the speech team to overcome my fear of public speaking," said Kathy Green, who placed third in the finals at Scottsbluff. "I feel that even if I never place again, I will have accomplished a goal I never could have without speech team."
Speech Team 27OS? XSViS
On May 9th and 10th the curtains opened up on the setting for the spring play, "Godspell." The play "Godspell" was a contemporary interpretation with music from the gospel according to St. Matthew. As the story unfolded the audience imagined a playground with children acting out the parables. Sometimes the actors caught glimpses of the meaning of the parables and thelessons taught through them. At all times the audience saw the weaknesses and strengths of humanity as -the impact of the story took hold.
As the final line was said, the Alliance High Theatre Department put up their scripts for the summer and added "Godspell" to their list of successes. The cast of "Godspell", under the direction of Brad Schneider and Oralene Hofmann
Stephen Eric Green
David Shawn Allen
Sonia Natalie Green
Joanne Wendy Newman
Robin Joell Romick
Peggy Sue Rischling
Barb Kay Wilson
Jeffrey Trey Govier
Lamas Fred Marquez
Gilmes Mike Bourquin
Keyboard Kim Marchant
Keyboard Vikki Curtiss
Percussion Brent Mannlein
Student Director Darla Prelle assists Stephen (Eric Green) with a few of his lines.
'Love, love, love thy neighbor!" That's why Lamas (Fred Marquez) and David (Shawn Allen) are fighting for the broom.
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Peggy (Sue Rischling) and Jeffrey (Trey Govier) listen carefully to Sonia's (Natalie Green) story of her parable.
"Take it from the top,” says Director Oralene Hofmann as she plays "Day by Day.”
David (Shawn Allen) has a very difficult time trying to explain something he doesn't even understand.
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One of the aspects of the Fine Arts Festival is to show the endeavors of students enrolled in fine arts classes. This air brush design was done by Advanced Art II student Gina Garrett and took most of the semester to do it.
The Fall Talent Show gives students the opportunity to show the talent they have whether it be vocal music, piano, or theatre. Eric Green, a senior at AHS, won the talent show for singing a solo. At the Music Banquet in May, he also received the Tom Lauder Award for the excellence he has shown in his participation in both choir and band over the past four years.
As part of the Fine Arts Festival, various music groups performed the last numbers they will sing for the school year. Shown here is Sound Alliance performing "Ballin' The Jack.”
At the annual Music Awards Banquet, Carey Mrestien was tapped as next year's sophomore majorette.
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The newly tapped flag squad for the 1986-87 school year are Patty Shaw; Shannon Speer; Tina Rask; Sandy Bull; Sharma Soden; Cecila Ramirez; Valarie Curtiss.captain; Tania Meier; Cheryl Bolen; and Mary Chouanard, co-captain.
Jim Graff, band president, and Ross Hofmann pass out band letters to seniors Jeff Gasseling and Jeff Mills at the Music Award Banquet.
Jim Graff is the recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award for his participation in band over the past four years.
For her outstanding contributions to the choir. Kim Marchant received the National Choral Award.
Fine Arts Awards 3132 Activities DivisionActivities
A pizza just isn't a pizza without cheese. It's what adds the zing, the zest, the pizzazz. Many people think of activities the same way. School would be absolutely unbearable without extra-curricular activities to liven things up.
Activities are an excellent way to explore one's interests and develop skills. Even though one never becomes another Lee lacocca, leadership skills learned in DECA or FBLA can be useful anytime one must interact with others. Perhaps most Annual or Spud staff members will never be involved in the journalism field, but they can utilize their writing skills in college classes.
Hopefully, even if one doesn't gain any useful knowledge from one's involvement in clubs, the experience will at least be fun. Long after the lessons learned, the work completed, and the money earned are forgotten, memories of the fun times and friends gained will live on.
Names and messages of past and present A-Club members are scratched into the cabinet in the concession stand in the gym. The concession stand has been the A-Club's main money raiser for years.
Activities Division 33FFA Believes in the Future of Farming
"I believe in the future of farming ..." As all 34 members of the Alliance FFA chapter know, this is how the FFA creed begins. The FFA members are the tomorrow of farming, and are striving to make a try at this future. They participated in such activities from land judging to contests in parlimentary procedure. Other than these contests there was a deeper meaning in FFA, to build up the members' leadership and communication skills through contests and vocational agriculture activities. For fund raisers, FFA worked hard by running concession stands at football games and having fruit sales, which paid for a trip to the Denver Stock Show, where they went to the rodeo and visited an ABS farm outside of Denver. FFA was a student organization that not only encouraged young people to pursue a farming career but increased their knowledge in other areas as well.
FFA sponsor Mr. Johnson demonstrates the techniques of sheep sheering.
Some of the members of Alliance High School's FFA chapter are Jason Meier; Tad Prelle; Jane Franklin; Jeni Dunovsky; Lyle Horton; Teresa Dye; Darcy Anderson; Sponsor Dave Johnson; Carl West; Keven Seidler; Coi Morehead; Mandi Schnell; Ray Krause; Philip Lee; Rocky Tschacher.Sentinel; Doug Daugherty; Jeremy Horton; and Scott Taylor.
The FFA lamb progress show is just one of the many activities that the FFA sponsors do to help the members improve their showing skills.
34 FFAClose-Up FHA Have A Beneficial Year
Close-Up members making the trip include top (L-R): John Aguallo, Shari Bakkehaug, and Derek Schwanebeck. Bottom (L-R): Maria Ramirez and Darla Prelie. The total cost for all six to attend added up to approximately $4500.
The 1985-86 FHA members include top (L-R): Shari Bakkehaug. Wendy Pfeiffer, and Sandra Smith. Bottom row (L-R): Kathleen Fox, Lori Fraedrichs, and Debbie Manuel. Not pictured is Darcy Sutton and Kari Mundt.
Close-up members did what they needed to do in order to make their annual trip to Washington D.C. this year. Mr. Phil Schweitzer sponsored the group that would go to the nation's capitol and learn about the government and how it works. As one fund raiser, the group sold Bulldog stationery pads at a dollar a piece. The members had to help with this to keep up with the payments for the $800 trip in order to go. The final goal finally was accomplished though as five happy members and Mr. Schweitzer attended the Close-Up sessions in April. Mr. Schweitzer added, "Close-Up is an excellent educational experience combined with opportunity to meet new people and have a lot of fun while doing it."
FHA? What's that? Through the school, the Future Homemakers of America (FHA) provided opportunities for self-development, preparation for family and community living, and functioned in general to strengthen the family unit. Although there were only about eight active members, the local chapter still remained alive. The chapter attended both the district and state conferences and received achievement awards at both. Chapter officers were President Wendy Pfeiffer, Vice president Darcy Sutton, Treasurer Kari Mundt, and Secretary Shari Bakkehaug. In general, this club which promoted growth, not only at school but also at home, did a fine job at AHS for the 1985-86 school year.
FHA Close-up 35"Mommy, I want to be a cheerleader just like her when I grow up!!" How many little girls dream of becoming a cheerleader one day? How many junior high girls look with envy as a girl in a blue and white uniform passes by? How many freshmen work and worry for weeks over tryouts? How many realize what is really involved in being a cheerleader?
"Cheerleaders are more than just a pretty face," says sponsor Mary Schadwinkel. Being a cheerleader requires time, dedication, hard work, and an ability to get along with others. One must be willing to wear the same outfit two to three times a week, stand up in front of large crowds of people to perform, and endure a great deal of criticism. Igniting school spirit can become an uphill battle, and squad rivalries and arguments often break out. If its that bad, why does anyone go out?
"It keeps me busy and in shape. I enjoy getting energetic and trying to get the crowd excited," replies Keri Taylor. "I've always wanted to be a cheerleader," answered Tonja Maben. "Its fun and exciting and always a challenge," said Chrissi Nielsen. Nothing worth getting is ever easy. Although cheerleading is rough sometimes, the rewards are great. One must be a little bit of a ham to be a cheerleader, and the attention is usually appreciated. Few feelings equal the pride felt as one views a thrilling victory or a proud defeat, and realizes that 'that was my team out there, and I helped represent them.' Most precious of all are the friendships one gains from the squad. Though bitter fights may sometimes erupt, when a squad member is threatened or hurt, the squad will stand together against outsiders. After a year, that group of girls who barely knew each other at first have become knit together in a very special way. Though they may all go their different ways, that common bond will still remain to keep them close.
Above, Tammy Lloyd puts the names on yard signs for Homecoming. Each year, the cheerleaders spend hours making and putting up a cardboard sign for every athlete participating in a fall sport. Below, Kim Marchant and Amy Roberts work on a cheer during the scheduled eighth period class for cheerleaders.
36 CheerleadingCheerleaders Aren't Just Pretty Faces
A large part of each cheerleader s time is spent learning routines and working on signs and locker decorations to hang in the halls in support of the athletes. Shown, a select group of cheerleaders performs the routine they took to competition in Denver, where they unfortunately did not place. Keri Taylor and Kim Rathbun hang up locker decorations (right).
The 1985-86 cheerleaders are: (front) Kim Tritle. Tori Hoxworth. Tonja Maben, Julie Renteria, Kelly Stark, Audrey Gonzalez. Tammy Lloyd, Kim Rathbun, Natalie Green, (back) Amv Roberts, Joy Margheim, Kim Marchant. Wendy Godwin, Kim Ryba, Chrissi Nielsen, and Keri Taylor.
Cheerleading 37NHS—A New Slice of Life
A new slice of life in the 1985-86 school year was the Newberry-Pate Chapter of National Honor Society functioning as an extra-curricular club. During the 1984-85 school year, Mr. Larry Moyle and Mr. Leonard Hartman became the NHS sponsors, and for the first time in many years, an induction ceremony was held. Mr. Hartman said, "This is the first year that National Honor Society has been organized as a club at AHS, and thus it is still very experimental. We are starting out slowly, and hope one day to expand and become an important, active part of the school."
Those students selected for membership as juniors on the basis of scholarship, service, leadership, and character held organizational meetings and elected officers. Those officers were Joy Margheim, president; Tami Ushio, vice-president, and Kelley Yost, secretary-treasurer. In their first active year at AHS, the members success fully offered a free tutorial service.
After Mr. Moyle and Mr. Hartman became sponsors last year, the National Honor Society had an induction ceremony in May. This was the first induction ceremony held for the Newberry-Pate Chapter in many years.
The National Honor Society members include Susan Turgeon; Joy Margheim, president; Tami Ushio, vice-president; Susan Franklin; Diane Walker; Sponsor Mr. Leonard Hartman; Jamie Harris; Greg Colwell; Carl West and Sponsor Mr. Larry Moyle.
Kelley Yost brushes up on the finer points of Julius Caesar before a tutoring session. The National Honor Society members offer a free tutoring service for interested students.
A History of NHS The Excellent Scholarship Honor Awards were originated in 1914 by Mr. C. A. Newberry and Superintendent W. R. Pate. Under this organization, Mr. Newberry presented pins to the members of each graduating class who met certain scholastic requirements.
In the fall of 1927 the Excellent Scholarship Society affiliated with the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools. The local chapter is known as the Newberry-Pate Chapter. Membership in this society is based on scholarship, service, leadership and character.
38 National Honor SocietyStuCo Activities Make 85-86 Successful
Student Council members are Tami Ushio, Kelly Stark. Valerie Curtiss. Vikki Curtiss, Jenelle Johannes, Brenda Dobson, Susan Stinnette, Allison Davis, Joey Forney. Kelley Yost, Jill Hartwig. Susan Suprano, Travis Johnson, Wendy Fosket. Marilyn Higgins. Jaimi Moravek. Brad Johnson, Natalie Green, Kim Ryba and Penni Brommer.
Meeting every Monday during lunch, members of the Council discuss some of their activities in the gym.
Senior StuCo representative Brad Johnson helps himself to a piece of pizza at a meeting. For a change of pace, StuCo occasionally buys pizza for its members instead of having them bring lunches.
The 1985-86 Student Council accomplished many things in the past year. With a beach party dance, Valentine dance, teacher of the semester, homecoming activities, a Jester of the Court dance, a new student dinner, peer counseling and various other projects, the Student Council worked to get students involved and to achieve a sense of unity at Alliance High. Members of the council met once a week during lunch to discuss their projects. Sophomore Vikki Curtiss stated, "Although sometimes you had to work hard, StuCo was a neat experience and lots of fun."
Mr. Reno, StuCo sponsor, sums things up,"One might conclude that there were successes and disappointments for each council member. Thus, as each member reflects, he she might summarize this year on the council as being one in which each member began to understand the sometimes ponderous responsibilities which are necessary to leadership. Each member also became aware of the responsibilities of being a follower. In the transition from leader to follower and back again, each member might realize now that successful projects are dependent upon each member, not just a few. Each member was important to and responsible for the successes of the 1985-86 Student Council."
Student Council had a productive year filled with many activities. They worked together in hopes of making Alliance High a better place for all its students.
Student Council 39Annual Adopts Computer Technology
As in previous years, the Annual Staff began the year by selling ads to local businesses. This income, along with book sales, was the main way in which the Annual Staff could produce the yearbook. By the end of the fifth week of school, things settled down and everyone began working on their own pages and striving to meet the first deadline. Unlike other years, the Annual Staff took their first steps into the age of computers. These first steps were frustrating. Problems with the system caused the first and second deadlines to be chaotic, with everyone fumbling for computer time, and rushing to keep the deadlines on track. The editor was forced to push the first deadline back which made it even harder to meet the second deadline.
When all the problems with the new system were finally worked out, things returned to a normal pace, to the relief of the entire staff. With everything finally running smoothly. Editor Joy Margheim said, "Annual is a constant challenge and often frustrating, but the satisfaction I get from the class makes it more than worthwhile."
Despite all the problems, the staff felt that the addition of the computer was a good investment that will pay off more and more each year. Even with the hardships, this staff did their best to produce the best possible yearbook.
The Annual staffers are Brad Johnson, Jason Odell, Tami Ushio, Susan Franklin Joei Bruntz, Vanessa Curtiss, Shelly Thompson, Crissy Harger, Joy Margheim, Vikki Curtiss, and Marilyn Higgins.
Marilyn Higgins gets advice on her layout from Joy Margheim, as Jason Odell looks on for experience. Both Marilyn and Jason were on the staff for the first time this year.
Susan Franklin and Joei Bruntz work on finishing their ad pages before the first deadline. Susan and Joei were responsible for the business affairs of the yearbook.
40 AnnualSPUD Becomes Important at AHS
The SPUD staffers are Ken Lowther, Dee Sutton, Susan Suprano, Troy Schnell. Mandy Schnell, WendyHume , and Lori Warbonnett.
The school newspaper was an important slice of life at AHS. The SPUD kept the students and faculty up to date on all major events, local and national. The staff not only reported on major events but also on fads and trivia, which included a monthly horoscope.
The SPUD staff dedicated much of their time to producing more editions of the paper than in previous years. Editor Penny Brommer said,"It is time the SPUD became an important part of AHS."
The dedication of the staff members was reflected in the way the SPUD contained more articles and features. The SPUD has always been a major slice of life at AHS and this year has been no different; in fact, it was a larger aspect of the school due to the dedication and pride of the staff.
Mindy Mashburn types up her article for the upcoming addition of the SPUD. Mindy was one of several new members of the staff.
The 1985-86 darkroom staff members, who took pictures for both the Annual and the SPUD, are Tracy Overstreet, Katie Schnell, Stephanie Sutton, and Wendy Pfeiffer.
SPUD 41Working Hard in FBLA
FBLA had a very busy year. They started it off by counting the ballots for Homecoming coronation, which they conducted at the football stadium. After the excitement of Homecoming was over, the real work began. They sold candy-grams for Christman and they sold something new, bottled soap, which sold very well. All of the fund raising that FBLA did went to help pay for State Leadership Conference held in Omaha in April.
The Future Business Leaders of America had some new members try it out. Not only did girls participate, but also three guys tried their best in the business area for the first time. When asked what she got out of the club, President Terri Beck replied, "It taught me how to organize projects and most important of all how to use my business skills properly."
"At out last meeting we discussed soap sales." President Terri Beck informs member Tina Rask on what happened at the last FBLA meeting.
Front row: Doug McDermott, Sherry Clark. Sandy Bull. Middle row: LaDonna Varvel, Terri Beck, Leisa Kollars. Back row: Sponsor Mrs. Jom Schlatz. Beth Trout Cris Roby. Tammy Pierce. Patty Shaw. Rhonda McDermott. Not pictured: Marci Kerns. Barry Hamilton. Krystal Dillard. John Olson.
Lori WarBonnett. Travis Johnson, Heather Brost.
42 FBLAMaking DECA Better Than Ever
Front row: Chris Stoddard. Dan Carnine, Thad Schafer. Back row: John Phillips. Diane Walker. Susan Franklin. Senior Susan Franklin attended National DECA Competition in Atlanta. Georgia, in May.
Vice President Susan Franklin and President Diane Walker look at posters that DECA will be selling to raise money for National Competition
The Alliance chapter of DECA acquired a new sponsor, Mr. Al Chytka. Having a new sponsor didn't harm their leadership ability. On January 12, at the regional DECA competition held at Hastings, Dan Carnine placed fourth in Petroleum Marketing. Also during February 13-15 three DECA members, Diane Walker, Susan Franklin and John Phillips, traveled to Lincoln to compete in the state competition. DECA not only competed in various competitions, but they judged the local merchants windows for Christmas. They also did numerous fund raisers, such as during Christmas they sold wrapping paper and bows. One might have also seen them at K-Mart selling hot dogs and pop to raise money for district and state competitions.
When asked how she would sum up the year for DECA, President Diane Walker said,"DECA was a fun orgainzation that taught us how to get ahead in the business field." All in all, DECA had a hard working and prosperous year.
DECA 43Art Club Makes Money By Doing Projects
What do students at AHS do if they enjoy art and want to be an active part of the school? They join Art Club. Mr. Larry Mannlein was the sponsor for this club for the artists in Alliance High. Not just anyone could join the group. The student must had been in advanced art classes and shown an interest by attending meetings, helping with fund raising and other art-oriented projects, and paying their annual dues, this was done by having the members buy a shirt from the Art Club and including the dues in the price.
Some of the projects which the club was involved in this year were screening T-shirts for StuCo, painting the new concession stand at Bulldog Stadium, and selling mugs which the club members designed at Christmas. They made plans to go to Denver to see an art gallery and observe other aspects of art in Denver as well.
The Art Club did various projects that enabled them to make money and to be an active part of the many happenings at AHS.
Art Club President Deena Contonis and Sponsor Mr. Larry Mannlein discuss tne next project they are about to do. which is repainting the gymnasium floor in the
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The members of the 1985-86 Art Club are Sheri Jedlicka; Kim Dobson; Kelley Yost, secretary; Dee Sutton; Cristie Price, treasurer; Mike Bourquin; Keri Taylor; Michelle Kamerzell; Susan Turgeon.vice-president; Deena Contonis. president; Gina Garrett; Celena LeVasseur; Ramiro Vasquez; Brad Adams; Scott Darveau; and Sponsor. Mr. Larrv Mann ein.
"Oh, you can't be serious about putting this picture in the year book," says Art Club Secretary Kelley Yost as the meeting begins.
44 Art ClubA New Look For Thespians
Lee Overstreet, who is not a member of Thespians but is a plebe, prepares to be a mime during Heritage Days. All together there were six mimes.
For the new year of 1985-86, AHS Thespians decided to drop their membership from the National Thespian Society. They started the year off this way because the society wasn't benefiting its Alliance troupe. The new club decided to keep their former name of Thespians because the name had already been established.
Through the year the general goal of Thespians was kept the same as in previous years, that being to strive for better excellence in drama and theatre arts. They started the year off early by playing mimes during Heritage Days in July. Other activities and fund raisers were discussed but without any sponsor, it was difficult for the group to get started. Over the year the group was lead by Tracy Overstreet and Kris Kerr, co-presidents. These two individuals added much to the organization of the troupe as it was much more active than previous years. With eight active members and several initiates, who attended the meetings but had no voting power, the club decided to have an initiation in late spring.
Thespians posing for the picture are top: Frank Redmon, and bottom (L-R): Brad Johnson, Rachel Schmer. Kris Kerr, Tracy Overstreet, and Trey Govier. Not pictured is Mike Bourquin and David Koester.
Although it became a struggle to keep the club going without a sponsor, it remained active thanks to the dedication of its members. This unique group had a good year and added yet another slice to the growing pie of AHS.
Thespians 45A-Club Candy Buys New Hip Sled
Volleyball, football, cross country, golf, basketball, tennis, track and wrestling athletes were all a part of A-Club. Lettermen from these sports worked for a productive year.
Activities of the A-Club included the selling of candy and the working of the concession stand at homes games. They raised a total of seven hundred dollars, which went towards the purchase of a hip sled for the weight room. President Robb Finegan made this comment about A-Club: 'We sold candy to buy a hip sled for the weight room and ran the concession stand during every home game. We hope that we will now have a successful A-club banquet at the end of the year."
Nancy Schnell sells an A-Club T-shirt to Tami Ushio. Both girls were senior letter winners.
Volleyball coach Miss Pilfold gives sophomores Jaimi Moravek. Kristin Peterson, and Vikki Curtiss their volleyball letters. Twelve girls lettered in volleyball this year.
1985-86 A-Club officers include: Robb Finegan, president; Jeff Gasseling, sargeant at arms; .Jeff Mills, vice-president; and Nancy Schnell. secretary treasurer.
46 A-ClubBoosters Offer Financial, Moral Support
Booster Club officers include: Jim Moravek and Charlotte Moravek, vice-presidents: Junior Tritle. president: and Linda Roberts, treasurer. Not pictured is secretary Judy Skeen. Together these five boosters keep the organization running smoothly.
This is the first year of operation for the new concession stand. With labor and funds donated by the Booster Club, the stand was completed in time for this year's football season. During varsity action, the Booster Club operates the stand, but during reserve and freshman action, they let other clubs use their facilities.
The Booster Club's latest project, an addition to the pressbox at Bulldog stadium, will give workers more room.
Booster Club member Patsy Rohrbouck collects admission from a Bulldog fan at a home basketball game. The Booster Club is in charge of collecting admission for all athletic activities.
The Booster Club upheld the tradition of supporting Alliance High activities, and as always, members collected money for admission to many events. For fun and for funds, the club held the fourth annual Big Blue Bar-B-Q in the high school library parking lot, serving the food in the vocational shop building. For another fund-raiser and a way to show their spirit, they sold blue sweaters embroidered with a small "Alliance Boosters" emblem. Again, as in the past years, they raffled Nebraska football tickets and an $80.00
cash prize for the winner to spend on the trip to Lincoln for the Kansas-Nebraska game. The winner's name was drawn on Halloween night at the Chadron-Alliance football game. With the proceeds from these projects, the Booster Club was able to complete the new concession stand at the stadium and give the people in the stadium press box more room by building an addition onto the top of the old box. From their support, one can see that adult support was a big slice of life at AHS.
Booster Club 4748 Academics DivisionAcademics
On August 26 and 27, 1985, approximately 650 students entered the Alliance High School gymnasium, and the school year began. For hours, they struggled with their schedules, striving to get enough credits, fit each class into their schedule, and meet graduation requirements. These were the classes they would attend for the next nine months. Questions arose, such as--should I take Physics, even if my grades might suffer?, do I 'really' need this class?, or what teacher should I take for study hall? Then classes started, and everyone put away their swimsuits and suntan lotion and settled into another school year.
Academics--that's what school is really all about. They're the reason we're here, the main part of school, the meat on the pizza. They're hated, dreaded, and skipped, endured, tolerated, and accepted. Few claim to enjoy classes, but every year students return, whether it is because their parents force them, or because they realize the importance of getting a good education.
From basics like science, math, and English, to vocational courses including shop, typing, and management, to fine arts classes such as band, art, and choir, students were given a wide range of classroom options to help prepare them for life after high school, develop a talent or interest, or simply make them a better person. Though academics are often forgotten when reminiscing about past years, they are the most important ingredient of school.
Academics Division 49The administration, office, and guidance staffs played an important and major role in the function and order of Alliance High School. They all had to do their jobs well in order to keep the school running properly.
The adminstration included the school board, who oversaw the entire functioning of the school in the district. The superintendent, who was Mr. Martin Petersen, was the man in charge. His main purpose was to oversee the laws and legislature of the school district, as well as the functioning of the elementary and secondary schools.The people who followed him were Mr. Bob Duryea, who was business manager, Mr. Dick Stephens, who was secondary principal, Mr. Dick Boness, who was the building principal, and the Board of Education.
Mr. Duryea was in charge of the cafeteria, the staff, and the custodial departments in all the public schools in Alliance. He made sure that the students were provided with a hot lunch program, staff members received their needed supplies and monthly salaries, and that all were exposed to a clean school environment. Mr. Stephens was in charge of the financial status of the curriculum, the budget, and the evaluation of teachers. Mr. Boness was the building principal and he was in charge of the day to day activities, the disciplne of students, and the finding of substitutes for teachers. Both Mr.Stephens and Mr. Boness helped each other in accomplishing these tasks.
The secretaries were Mrs. Barbara Nansel, Mrs. Sherry Caventer, and Mrs. Linda Morrison. Mrs. Nansel made sure the grades were on record for students and was an aid to Mr. Stephens. Mrs. Caventer helped in punching lunch tickets and helped Mr. Olds, who was the activities director. Mrs. Morrison monitored the attendance of students.
The guidance staff included Mr. Bill Reno and Mr. Larry Moyle. Mr. Reno was there for students and parents when they needed advice or just someone to talk to. He helped with schedule changes. Mr. Moyle was the career counselor and he made sure that every student knew his grade point average. He also did schedule changes for students.
In conclusion, these staff members did their job to make our school a smooth running operation. If it weren't for the dedication of these staff members, our school system would be in utter chaos.
Guidance counselor Mr. Bill Reno helps a student with a schedule change.
Superintendent Martin Petersen takes some time from his paperwork to give a weary photographer his undivided attention.
Guidance, and Office Staff Keep Alliance High School on the Move
Secretary Mrs. Sherry Cavente checks over some eligibilty slips to make sure the students are able to participate in extracurricular activities at AHS. Mrs. Caventer also helps with the lunch program by punching lunch tickets for students during lunch.
Linda Morrison, a new secretary at AHS. types up the day's announcements. One of Mrs. Morrison s major duties is to keep up with the school attendance.
One of the many duties of a building principal is to keep up with the building s maintenance and student discpline. Mr. Dick Boness goes over the detention list for the next day.
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Are Essential To School Life
Mrs. Vandewege, the librarian's aide at the high school, gives a pass to Brent Blume as he leaves the library.
While the library gave students the opportunity to go study, the kitchen staff served hot lunches. While the nurse gave checkups, the janitors did their best to keep the school looking nice.
Many students took any opportunity to go to the library, which was under the direction of Mr. Richard McCall. It provided a number of interesting and informative books for reading enjoyment and knowledge. The cooks, Helen Wagner, Maxine Culton, Elsa Smith, Linda Phillips, Sue Jensen, Joyce Lawrence, Sharon Hansen, Earline Beckhoff, Jeanette Kiewel, and Sandi Waldron, prepared hot meals daily for many hungry students. The janitors, Aldon Sample and Esmeragdo Nunez, did everything from mopping to scraping gum off the floor. Finally, the school nurse, Mrs. Thelma Merritt, did her part in giving the students their yearly physical.
When asked about how they felt about coming to work every day, Alden Sample and Esmeragdo Nunez, janitors at AHS, both replied, "It's great. Sometimes it's the pits having to come in, but some days, most as far as that goes, we enjoy it, especially if things go well. It's just another job." Overall, one could say that the staff, including the library staff, the cooks, and the school nurse, did a fine job of accomplishing their tasks throughout the year.
Mrs. Thelma Merritt, about to give Ted Robin-Mr. McCall looks through index cards son the annual hearing test, puts the headset on
attempting to find a student's name. h'm as she explains what to do.
The janitors, Aldon Sample and Esmeragdo Nunez, take a break to pose for a picture. The janitors are responsible for keeping the school presentable.
52 Staff Library
While enjoying a cookie break. Tad Drabbles shows his friendship with substitute teacher Mr. Bob Gregory.
Provides Help For a
Instructor Mr. Tom Lawrence gives a lecture to his class, while the students respond intently by taking brief notes for their later use.
The Special Education program provided great help to a few students of AHS. The year went smoothly as Mrs. Janet Bandel, Mr. Tom Lawrence, Mrs. Nancy Lusk, and Mr. Kevin Wilkinson, director of the special ed. program, kept the schedule and other projects operating properly. When asked what he thought of the year in Special Education, Mr. Wilkinson said, "The 1985-86 school year has been one of transition for the high school special education program. We are looking forward to making continued improvements in the future".
Tad Drabbles works on a drawer that is to be a part of a desk.
The program provided vocational help to students in many areas, ranging from academics to simply working in the kitchen. Besides improving their academic studies, students developed the skills required for daily living. These included working on basic arithmetics, English, and working with household items. Due to these classes, students left the high school better prepared for everyday life.
Kim Horsley finds cleanliness is a must after finishing a few goodies.
Special Education 53Physical
Pro vide Health y
Physical Environment V
As sophomore Jon lulow does leg extentions. Terry Murdoff anxiously awaits his turn on the apparatus.
Weight training was a highly requested class. Under the supervision of Mr. Skip Olds, students did a variety of workouts, designed specifically for lower, middle, and upper body development. After weeks of working out and developing muscles, 'maxes', or maximum lifts, were recorded. Each nine weeks, students tried to better themselves on categories such as power cleans, hip sled, and bench press. When asked how he thought the year of weight training class went. Sophomore Terry Murdoff replied, "It was great. It was a class that not only could I get away from bookwork, I could also do something I like to do, and get credits for it."
The freshmen were required to take a year of P.E. While some were reluctant, others thought it was a good way to keep, or get, in shape. Students ran, played badminton, ping-pong, and soccer. Occasionally they did circuits, which are going from station to station with each blow of the whistle and doing the required exercise, which were sit-ups, bear crawls, crabwalks, burpees, and jumping rope, while teachers Mr. Pat Cullen and Miss Sandra Pilfold supervised.
P.E. and weight training offered a healthy environment. Whether it was in the gym, on the field, or in the weight room, the teachers kept the students working vigorously for a better body, stronger muscles, and more endurance.
Curling large weights, Dwayne Bull tests his strength before his fellow lifters.
Miss Pilfold observes and measures the distance for the standing long jump during her freshmen P.E. class.
Freshmen P.E. students manage a few poses for the camera while running around the gym. Most students are not this cheery after doing circuits in P.E.
54 PE Weight TrainingSophomore Len Vogel carefully studies his homework attempting to finish by the class bell.
Techniques Insure a Safer
Students who took Drivers' Education with Mr. Val Jansante learned driving techniques to help insure a safer future. In the classroom, students did bookwork such as studying the rules of the road, signaling, and when and where to turn, and took quizzes and tests. They studied pamphlets brought in from insurance agencies, railroads, corporations, and the like, telling of procedures of operations such as the power of a locomotive engine, its' ability to simply crush a car to nothing, and crossing gate procedures, to name a few. Insurance pamphlets were handed out telling of insurance rates, accidents, coverage, and high risk. Students also watched films on driving. The films showed accidents involving both injuries and fatalities, encouraging the student to keep calm while driving and to obey the rules of the road. Finally, students listened to lectures from insurance agents, telling them about how an insurance company figures its rates. They listened to police officers tell about experiences in their careers, the destruction of careless drivers, and how arrest procedures are made. Finally, they listened to Mr. Jansante talking about his own ideas of driving, as well as emphasizing the imformation provided by other people. After classroom work, students got to try their hands at actually being behind the wheel of an automobile in all sorts of driving conditions, and thusly learning about making decisions in real life situations. When asked how he liked Drivers' Ed., sophmore Jamie Cole replied, "It was a good way to learn more about driving, and about how badly people can get hurt by someone driving recklessly. Not only that, it will cut my insurance rates".
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Mr. Jansante carefully watches over students during class
As Mr. Gary Tomlin gives a lecture about insurance. students listen for a possibility of lower insurance rates.
Students appear to be engrossed in a lecture, which is being given by Mr. Gary Tomlin.
Drivers' Education 55Vocational
A Chance to Develop Possible Career Skills
dents to program computers, but also to enjoy their work.
Office Procedures student Tori Hoxworth use for a business letter.
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Most of the students at Alliance High were enrolled in one type of vocational class or another. These classes gave students a chance to develop skills in possible career areas.
Class offerings were shorthand, typing, computers, office procedures, drafting, business management, business law, marketing, agriculture, merchandising, adult living, interior design, welding, general shop, electricity, gas engines, and house wiring. These classes were taught by a third of the high school teaching staff. In computers, Mr. Leonard Hartman taught students how to write programs in BASIC. Mrs. Sue Dimmitt and Mr. Ron Hofmann taught first year typing to those who thought the hunt and peck method was for the birds. Mr. Al Chytka was a new teacher at AHS, helping Mrs. Patricia Jones with the business classes. These two taught business law, merchandising and accounting. Mrs. Joni Schlatz taught office procedures and Typing II for her third year. Mrs. Cathy Kloch taught students how to cook in foods and nutrition and how to handle every day problems in adult living. Mr. Pat Coffee, a new teacher, along with Mr. Dave Johnson and Mr. Marvin Ackerman, taught classes dealing with mechanics, shop and agriculture. These classes were popular among the guys at AHS. Mr. Neil Sutton, another new teacher, took over Mr. Bruce Rockey's drafting classes, teaching the students how to design houses and other buildings.
Vocational classes gave the student a chance to have fun and learn about a certain area at the same time. They proved to be a very good experience for those who took them.
Drafting class offers Greg Colwell a chance to create his dream house. This class was taught by Mr. Neil Sutton.
56 VocationalSue Dimmitt
Tim Weston learns to construct things in shop class he would otherwise only be able to imagine.
Senior Ron Bush displays his ability to think logically by completing a program for his computers class.
Jennifer Skeen finds that her accounting class requires the ability to use not only math skills but also reading skills.
Vocational 57Communica tions
Everyday Life K
People use one type of communication or another everyday of their life. It is relayed throughout the world in many different forms.
Leticia Escobar, the foreign exchange student from Mexico, and Spanish III student Susan Franklin study their Spanish.
Even though AHS only offered two foreign language classes - Spanish, taught by Mrs. Lila Fiebig, and German, taught by Mr. Ivan Polyakov, it was a productive year. Mrs. Fiebig not only taught her students how to speak Spanish, but she also taught them about Mexico. Mrs. Fiebig said, "Spanish increases English vocabulary and usage. The students also learn about Mexico." This summer some of the students in Spanish III, a new class at AHS, are going to Mexico. Mr. Polyakov returned for another year of teaching German. He taught students the language and told stories about his life in Germany.
This, however, was not all that students learned in the communications field. In speech, students learned how to prepare and recite a speech. They also learned how to handle giving a speech in front of the class. Mr. Peter Hendersen taught speech for the first nine weeks of school. Since that time the position was held by various substitute teachers.
Communications were not all fun and relaxation, as some students thought. There was a lot of hard work put into getting an 'A' or possibly a 'B'. Although communications was not a major part of the curriculum at AHS, it was a valuable portion of the students' education.
Mr.Ivan Polyakov sorts through some of his notes for his German lecture on the lifestyles found in Germany.
58 CommunicationsVikki Curtiss and Kim Marchant accompany the concert choir. There are seventy-six concert choir members this year.
Art student Susan Turgeon puts the finishing touches on the Booster Club's new concession stand, located down at the track.
Dick Rischling Larry Mannlein Oralene Hofmann
The Art of Creating
In the beginning God created fine arts. The students liked this, so it was here to stay.
Even though this isn't how fine arts started at AHS, it is definitely here to stay. Class offerings were band, stage band, concert choir, girls' glee, general art. Advanced Art I, Advanced Art II and humanities. Mr. Bill Rischling transferred from Bayard High to assist his son, Mr. Dick Rischling, in directing band. Mrs. Oralene Hofmann returned for her second year of teaching choir as well as a new class--humanities, while Mr. Larry Mannlein acquired an assistant, Mrs. Pam Cullen, in teaching art.
Fine arts classes were offered for those gifted students at AHS. Some students took these classes to get an easy 'A', but soon found out different. According to Tami Ushio, "Band seems to be an easy ten credits until you have to march in ten degree weather."
Fine arts also gave the students a chance to see if they would enjoy a career in that area. All in all, fine arts gave students a chance to excel in areas other than academics.
Picture this. That might be what is going through Brent Mannlein’s head as he starts to sketch a car.
Fine Arts 59----------------
"History, who wants to take history?" "Why was history so important anyway?"
When asked why history was important. Miss Ellen Christensen, a long-time history teacher at AHS, replied, "Understanding the past helps students understand the present better. Having a good background in history helps students in other classes such as literature and science."
Two years of history were required for graduation. These were American History and senior history. Included in senior history were economics, sociology, current issues, modern politics and communist world comparative religions.
Miss Gail McMurtrey moved up from the middle school to replace Mr. Bill Furman, who retired after the 84-85 school year. Miss McMurtrey taught current issues and economics. American History was taught by Mr. Chuck Tank and Mr. Phil Schweitzer, who also taught modern politics and sociology. World history and ancient and medival history rise of nations was taught by Miss Christensen.
Every one had to take social studies at one time or another. Some took it to meet graduation or college requirememts. Others took it,to fill an empty period. Whatever their reasons, students learned a lot of information to help them in later years.
Students in Miss Christensen's class are kept busy writing reports, doing assignments, and studying; for tests. The students in this class are enthusiastically looking for the answer to Miss Christensen's latest question.
Keeping in touch with world events is a requirement for Scott Rand in Miss McMurtrey's class and also important in everyday life.
Mr. Tank acts out a character in the history of the Civil War in his American History class. His drama and witty jokes make the class enjoyable and keep the students on their toes.
60 Social Studies(not pictured) went to Lincoln for the Journalism Convention in October to study new styles of journalism.
Provide Ways to Express New Ideas
Vikki Curtiss and Joy Margheim look on as Crissy Harger finds a new layout style in a magazine.
The journalism and annual classes provided the students with lasting memories of their high school days at AHS. The staffs produced copies of the SPUD newspaper and the annuals.
The journalism classes were busy writing and re-writing copy and headlines, and designing layouts. They spent their time interviewing faculty and students and then reporting what new bit of information they had uncovered. The journalism classes kept the student body up to date on the latest local and national news.Deadlines became very important to journalism students since their work was due on these dates.
Six students attended the Journalism Convention in Lincoln. They learned new and updated styles of layouts for the Annual and SPUD.
Looking back on the year, Tami Ushio, Annual Staff member, remarked, "Journalism classes were an excellent way to utilize skills learned in previous English classes."
I he students on the Annual Staff take time out from experimenting on the computer to show off for the camera.
A journalism student can be hard to find, but when one can be found, they are usually busy. Penny Brommer is working to get her page finished before her next SPUD deadline.
Teaching People the Basics for Proper Grammar
Below right: See the word, say the word, spell the word. Mrs. Mery Schadwinkel uses ECRI to teach her students how to spell and notice the word. This form of learning brought about a conflict that was later discussed at a school board meeting.
Below: This Remedial English 10 class has just finished checking their RSVP workbooks. Mrs. Patricia Nelson explains to them the grading for this particular assignment.
During the 1985-86 school year, English and English teachers alike took a toll from all of the bad and improper grammer used by students. Just as the teachers finally got rid of phrases like "fer sure'' and "gag me," students came up with new, supposedly "in" phrases like "no doubt" and "that's casual".
As with the three other major subjects—math, science, and social studies--English also had three different skill levels for students--remedial, regular, and project. Mr. Steve Nelson, Mrs. Pat Nelson, and Miss Sandra Lashley taught the basics for correct grammar, spelling, and vocabulary to all levels of freshmen. Sophomores were taught English by Mrs. Nelson, Miss Lashley, Mr. Terry Trenkle and Mrs. Eunice Petersen. Mr. Trenkle and Mrs. Mary Schadwinkel instructed junior English classes as the students delved a little deeper into the language. Senior English, taught by Mrs. Petersen and Mrs. Anna Ruble, Mrs. Sherry Yost's replacement, was even harder for preparing seniors for future life out of high school. Project English readied students with college preparation work and scholarship applications. Mrs. Petersen also instructed a morning college English class. The college course gave both high school and college credit. Susan Stinnette, a senior taking the morning college course, said, "I enjoy the morning college credit class even though it is hard. It saves me some time and money since I won't have to take English as a freshman in college next year." Through the combined efforts of many teachers, the students' grammar skills, both written and oral, were greatly improved.
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Left: Senior Brian Hinton carefully listens to the explanation that Mrs. Anna Ruble gives to the class about Shakespeare's reason for writing the way thathe did. Mrs. Anna Ruble is teaching English until a permanent teacher can be found.
Below right: Mrs. Eunice Petersen holds class discussion over the play 'Macbeth.'’ These seniors are learning about Shakespeare's style of writing.
Keys to Our Future
Jim Kuehn Dave Sautter
Math, everyone knows, is an extremely important part of everyone's life. From everything to balancing one's checkbook to figuring taxes to building bridges, no one can go with out math skills. Students at Alliance High were even able to get an in-depth look at a slice of 'pi' in many of the math classes offered. With about thirteen math classes (including computers and advanced computers) being offered at AHS, students could take whatever level of math they desired. Math was required two years to graduate.
Mr. Wayne Brown taught Introductory to Algebra I and advanced algebra to students from eighth grade to twelfth grade. Mr. Jim Hawk informed students of polynomials, circles, and other shapes and figures in geometry and also taught consumer math. Basics of algebra and problem solving were instructed by Mr. Dave Sautter in Introductory to Algebra II and basic math. An entirely new course, calculus, was taught by Mr. Jim Kuehn for the first time. Only the most advanced and dedicated math students were able to take this course because of the difficulty involved. Mr. Kuehn also instructed math analysis, contemporary math, everyday math, and Algebra I. Math of a new sort was taught by Mr. Leonard Hartman with his introduction of computer classes. Students learned to program and operate Apple computers like a second language. Mathematics was one of the most important studies of our past, and it will continue to be as important in the future; therefore, it is a good idea to take a lot of math in preparation for any job a student may hold in the future.
With new breakthroughs, new discoveries, and more and more successful innovations in science and technology, science teachers were really trying hard to keep up with the times. Physics and
Bill Stout Larry Yost tasty, low calory biology experiment goes as planned not to spoil their lunch.
64 Mathchemistry classes, general, modern, and advanced, were taught by Mr. Bill Marchant. Mr. Marchant explained the content of these classes in more than one breath as he said, "First year inorganic chemistry involves the study of matter and the changes that take place in matter with emphasis on quantitative analysis. The advanced course in chemistry concentrates on the organic side with emphasis on analytical chemistry based on quantitative analysis. Both courses are laboratory-oriented. Physics is a study of matter-energy interrelationships which permits the student to better understand the workings of the atom to the use of space vehicles. In all of these courses the students are challenged to understand the basic principles and concepts of physical science, so that they can better prepare themselves to live in a world of rapid scientific advancement and technology."
Mr. Bill Stout instructed general and modern biology and freshman earth science. Biology classes developed plant and insect collections along with several dissections, while earth science, also taught by Mrs. Teresa Nelson, covered all science in general. The entire human body was the subject of Mrs. Pam Schnell's class, anatomy and physiology. Mrs. Schnell replaced Mr. Larry Yost at the end of the first quarter. Students in this class learned how their bodily organs really functioned and exactly why they functioned.
Two years of science is also required to graduate; however, most students took more years because of the scientific interest involved in the classes. Many students looked ahead to a career in science, which seemed to be a wide open field.
Thatcher Lamm and Brian Jesse go fishing in the biology room pond. They didn't catch any Master Angler sized fish, but they had fun trying anyway.
Mr. Kuehn runs through the steps of the equation just one more time as math analysis students make an attempt to figure out baffling problems.
“May I have this dance?" anatomy teacher Pam Schnell asks Mr. Bones, class aid.
Science 65At the annual Honors Convocation on May 14, many students received awards for their achievements in various academic classes during the past year.
Academic Letter Awards were given to Deena Contonis, Kelly Kaufman, Joy Margheim, Karra Cushing, Scott Darveau, Valorie Haggard, Sheri Jedlicka, Leisa Kollars, LaDonna Varval, Teresa Dye, Matt Morris. Wayne Nelson, Renee Bills, Teresa Blaylock, Mary Chouanard, Melanie Drumheller, Jeff Minnick, Matt Payne, and Jay Segrist. Honor roll awards were also given to those who were on the honor roll during the year. Many students were given awards for attending Chadron Scholastic Contest.
Those that received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in the Physical Science during their four years of high school were Crissy Harger, John Phillips, Missy Skeen and Tami Ushio. Joy Margheim received the National Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award as the Outstanding Chemistry Student.
Tami Ushio and Joy Margheim were recognized for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Joy also received the Century III Leaders Award.
Susan Franklin, Brad Johnson, Joy Margheim and Crissy Harger received recognition for their new membership in Quill and Scroll, a national journalism honorary. This was based on their outstanding contributions to the Annual Staff.
LaDonna Varvel received the Honorable Mention State Leadership Conference Award in Clerk Typing and Barry Hamilton received Honorable Mention for the State Leadership Conference A-ward in Business Computer Applications-Design and Programming. DECA awards were presented to Susan Franklin and Diane Walker.
Seniors who received English Awards were Susan Franklin, Joy Margheim, Rachel Schmer, Missy Skeen and Kelley Yost.
Outstanding geometry students in the top ten percent of the class were Mark Hammond, Leisa Kollars, Matt Morris, John Podhaisky, Brian Schmer and Shelly Thompson. Teresa Dye was recognized and given the Advanced Algebra award. Outstanding Introductory Algebra I students were Shelly Shannon and Travis Wallace.
Tami Ushio and Kelly Kaufman received awards for outstanding work in Modern Politics. Receiving awards for outstanding work in Sociology were David Koester, Joy Margheim, Rachel Schmer and Kelley Yost.
All in all, the Honors Convocation was a big success. It recognized deserving students' achievements in all areas of academics.
History Day students who went to Lincoln this year are Crissy Harger, Kelley Yost, Joy Margheim. and Susan Franklin. Crissy, who placed second at State, will go on tc Nationals in June.
66 Honors ConvocationScholarships
Greg Colwell- Scholarsmp from Nile Valley Savings and Loan, Slagle Memorial Scholarship Steve Dobrovolny- WNTC Endowment Scholarship Robb Finegan- Board of Regents Scholarship from Northwest Missouri State University, Athletic Scholarship from Navajo Community College, Memorial Fund Scholarship from First Presbyterian Church of Alliance Joey Forney- Guidance Counselor Scholarship from Lincoln School of Commerce
Susan Franklin- DECA National Scholarship Award
Jeff Gasseling- Chadron State College Cooperating School
James Graff- Francis Kuncl Memorial Scholarship Julie Grasmick- Guidance Counselor Scholarship from Lincoln School of Commerce
Eric Green- Scholarship from Chadron State College, Scholarship from Hastings College
James Harris- FFA Alumni Scholarship, Randy Collins Memorial Scholarship, 4-H Council Scholarship Brad Johnson- Alliance High School Student Council Scholarship
Kim Merchant- Chadron State College Cooperating School Scholarship
Jason Schlichtemeier- Chadron State College Cooperating School Scholarship
Rachel Schmer- Nebraska State Colleges Board of Trustees Scholarship
Amanda Schnell- Sharon Davis Memorial Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship
Nancy Schnell- Chadron State College Cooperating School Scholarship
Susan Turgeon- American Legion Auxiliary Jr. Member Scholarship
Tamiko Ushio- Van Hoy Scholarship, Track and Pallett Women's Track Scholarship from Doane College, NWC Outstanding Leader Scholarship, Slagle Memorial Scholarship, American Legion Auxiliary Jr. Member Scholarship, Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, Alliance High School Student Council Scholarship
Diane Walker- WNTC Board of Governor's Scholarship, WNTC Endowment Scholarship
Carl West- Hyannis Livestock Judging Contest Scholarship Kelley Yost- Nebraska State College Board of Trustees Scholarship, Alliance High School Student Council Scholarship
Kirt Kerr- James Raymond Balderson Memorial Scholarship
Joy Margheim- University of Dallas National Competitive Exam Scholarship, Optomist's Essay Scholarship, 4-year University of Nebraska Regents Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship to Oberlin College Mike Meisenheimer- WNTC Endowment Scholarship Christina Price- Art Scholarship to Hastings College
The 1985-1986 Boys' and Girls' State participants are Boys' State Representative Scott-Darveau. Girls' State Alternate Keri Taylor. Boys' State Alternate Matt Peterson, and Girls' State Representative Leisa Kollars.
Tami Ushio and Robb Finegan received the Scholastic Athlete Girl and Boy Award, respectively.To achieve this a-ward one must be in at least two sports and have the highest grade point average in the class.
Honors Convocation 6768 Sports DivisionSports
A little sauce in the right place is good, but too much will ruin the pizza, making the crust soggy and obliterating the flavor of the other toppings. Along the same line, many schools have found that too much emphasis on the sports program will hurt the school, washing out other programs and making non-athletic students sluggish and disinterested. Alliance has received considerable criticism for overemphasis of sports, and lack of fine arts or academic activities. However, the sports program is still going strong, and learning to make space for other activities.
Many people are attracted by the challenge of participating in the sports program. The time, dedication, and effort involved make it hard, but the reward of admiration or knowing a job was done to the best of one's ability makes it worthwhile. Team sports such as basketball, football, and volleyball help one learn to work with others toward a common goal. Teams provide someone with the opportunity to share the elation of winning or the dejection of losing. Other people prefer to participate in more individualized sports such as wrestling, golf, track, or cross country, where one does not have anyone else to share the acclaim or the blame with. One can feel a very personal satisfaction from participating in an activity all by one's self.
Record crowds turned out to view the Alliance-Papillion football playoff, jamming Bulldog Stadium to capacity. For the first time in its history, an AHS football team make it to the state playoffs, only to lose, after a valiant effort, to
Sports Division 69Gridders Make History in Alliance
The 1985 Bulldog team, row 1 (L-R): Steve DeTar, Bob Sanchez. Jason Schlichtemeier. Robert Ross, Rich Geist, Dave Heckman, Randy Hansen, Ross Hofmann, Doug Hart, Jeff Mills, Marty McLaughlin, Scott Rand, Jeff Gasseling. and Kelly Stark. Row 2: Coach Sautter, Coach Jansante, Scott VonAschwege, Ed Burgess, Kory Piihl, Brad Herman, David Crawford, Dave Fedderson, Rod Stark, Joe Rischling, Scott McGuire, John Phillips, Troy Strang, Rusty West, Tim Weston, Charlie Krantz, and Pat Marcoe. Row 3: Chris Thomsen, Ward Hall, Louie Miller, Spence Bishop, Roger Thornton, Mark Reed, Darren McCune, Todd Koozer, Jason Minnick, Mike Schnell, Brad Adams, Shawn Allen, Bill Boyce, Sherman Osborne, Len Vogle, Lyle Horton, Mike Weston. Coach Nelson, Coach Olds, and Rick Pohlman. Row 4: Ted Robinson, Mark Hammond. Chris Contonis, Brent Simpson, T.J. Marx, Collin Weeks. Tate Adams, Bill Boness, Jeff Colwell, Jon Lulow, Eric Vaughn. Terry Murdoff, Mitch Parascand. Jerrold Neal, John Podhaisky, and Matt Morris.
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14 Mitchell 7
20 Kimball 14
26 Sidney 6
50 Gordon 0
32 Ogallala 6
35 Gering 7
12 Chadron 7
3 Papillion LaVista 30
Coaches- Skip Olds, Steve Nelson, Val Jansante Season Record: 8-1
Tate Adams, number 10. Doug Hart, number 5. and T.J. Marx, number 4, start to run their patterns in the play-off game against Papillion LaVista. In referring to the game, Tate Adams remarked."They were a stronger team than any we played in regular season. They executed their offense and defense well over all. It was a good experience for everyone, especially the underclassmen, who will use that experience in years to come."
70 Varsity FootballWhile Making Class A Debut
Coach Val Jansante. left, consults Coach Skip Olds about the defense during the Mitchell game. Coach Olds has been a football mentor for the last 16 years, not all of which were spent at Alliance.
"The ball is at the Alliance 45. Heckman hands it off to Marx. What a block! Marx takes it to the 50 . . . the 40 . . . the 30 . . . the 20. Touchdown!!! The crowd screams with enthusiasm." If one watched or listened on the radio to any of the gridders' games, he will know that this is how much of the 1985 football season went. With an amazing 8-1 season record, the Bulldogs made a fantastic Class A debut.
Out of the team of sixty, eighteen were seniors who saw the first play-off birth ever at AHS. A few of the Western Conference Champ Bulldogs played both offense and defense. These lucky few got to see both sides of the ball, which helped the team overall because they learned a lot about what the other side was going to try to do.
Among the thirty-two lettermen, Scott Rand was voted Mr. Bulldog' by his teammates, which is the highest honor to be received by an AHS gridder. Other individual honors included five being named to All-Conference. Scott Rand, Doug Hart, T.J. Marx, Robert Ross, and Jason Schlichtemeier received this honor, while Tim Weston, Jeff Colwell, Bill Boness, and Dave Heckman were all named honorable mention.
All in all, the gridders finished high in the hearts of both the students and the alumni, with not only the school, but also the whole town of Alliance being involved, definitely adding a little more life to the days of AHS.
The number five defense in Class A lines up against a top ranked offense in the shootout' of the day against Papillion LaVista. There was a large crowd for the game, as Mayor Charles Lierk proclaimed it to be 'Alliance Bulldog Football Day' in Alliance.
Robert Ross kicks the ball away in the windy game against Papillion LaVista. Being in Class A didn't affect Robert's performances as a punter, as he finished first in Class A overall.
Varsity Football 71JV Frosh Gridders and Spikers
Jerrold Neal, a sophomore tight end for the JV gridders, tries to outrun his"twin” opponent from Sidney. This game was very close, ending with a thrilling 9-6
victory by the Bulldogs.
Following in the footsteps of the varsity team, the junior varsity repeated a fine 7-0 season again in 1985. With their largest victory being a 12-0 shutout of Kimball, their season was a tight one based on mistakes. Most of their games came down to the wire, including their first and last games of the season, which were one-point victories over Gering and Torrington.
The freshmen team also turned in a fine season with a 6-1 record. Their season was an exciting one with big scores and close games only to end with a disappointing upset by the Gering Bulldogs.
Following the fine varsity season as close as they could, these two teams compiled a 13-1 record with many smashing victories, definitely adding yet a little more spice of life to AHS.
The 6-1 Freshmen football team, row 1: (L-R): Jerry Irvine, Ronnie Rivera. Lance Menuey Jeremy Horton, Scott Taylor, Jeff Minnick, Casey Carter, Andy Glassbrenner, and Aaron Jurgens. Row 2: Dave Lowther, Monte Reeves, Travis Gasseling, Todd Dutton, Ty Watson, Jason Tritle, Travis Wallace, Rusty Waldron, Roger Rohrbouck, Andre Bazis, Derek Horn, and Scott Miller. Row 3: Coach Dave Sautter , Coi Morehead, Paul Warner, Jeff Morrison, Paul Voss, Brent Mannlein, Wade Weinell, Mike Loutzenhiser. Rich Sanchez. Matt Payne, Scott Lehl, and Coach Larry Yost .To show how close the season was, the freshmen team outscored their opponents 106-99 in their fine 6-1 season.
72 Reserve Frosh FootballCompile Impressive Season Records
Jaimi Moravek and Brenda Dobson position themselves to receive the ball while Leisa Kollars and Vanessa Curtiss watch for the outcome.
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1985 Frosh Volleyball team, Row 1 (L-R): Paula Barker, Jody Bredenkamp. Laurie Mendoza, Renee' Bills, Kathy Fox, Stephanie Wegenest, and Jenelle Johannes. Row 2: Shannon McKinney,Carey Firestein, Lisa Dufek, Becky Mandelberg, Teresa Blaylock, Renee Reynolds, and Tammy Jones. Row 3: Coach Schlenker, Andrea Lair, Heather McDowell, Melanie Drumheller, Amanda Griffith, Ronda Hofmann, Diana Varvel. Jill Hartwig, Paige Graham. Teresa Roberts, and Coach Hofmann.
To be less than complimentary, a person could say the JV volleyball team had a great season. The team was definitely on a roll with their 11 -4 season, especially since two of their four losses came from the Hemingford and Rushville varsity teams. With great teamwork, which was displayed throughout all of their games, the JV spikers received nine of their eleven wins in two games.
The sophomore team didn't finish far behind the JV's. In their fine season the team was plagued with only two losses, both of which were to the Scottsbluff sophomores. The final record was 5-2, while four of the wins were in two games.
The Frosh team started their high school careers slow but finished strong in their 3-5 season mark.
Through the season a person could see that volleyball wasn't taken lightly by these girls as it added a little bit more excitement to their lives at AHS. As Vlkki Curtiss stated, "We learned a lot and it was a super season, but it'll be even better next year!"
Reserve Frosh Volleyball 73Despite Problems, Varsity
The 1985-86 volleyball team did not have the great season they all wanted. But, as senior Deena Contonis said. Even though we didn't have a very successful season, we had fun." This seemed to be the attitude of the team as a whole.
When the team was on the court, they all took responsibility for both the wins and the losses. No one ever felt as if she was solely to blame. Despite the mixture of personalities, as a team the members strived to work together and be the best possible team.
The transition to class A was felt hard by the volleyball team, but they always gave it their all. They always had great faith in their ability to compete in class A, even though they had a disappointing season record of 9-11 and lost in the first round of district to Kearney. The biggest problem the team had was that they would start off well, but always hit a turning point where all leads seemed to disappear.
Kelley Yost summed up her senior volleyball season by saying, "Success is relative; a record doesn't always express the feelings of a team. We all got along well, helped each other out, and had a great time." Even though the record didn't show it, this squad was great.
Stacy Brass plays the important role of setter for the team. As a junior, Stacy recieved honorable mention to the All-Western Conference team.
"Where's the ball?" No one seems to be able to find it after Tami Ushio makes a diving lunge in a desperate attempt at saving the ball.
Varsity starter Nancy Schnell makes a diving save at the dual against the Gering Bulldogs. As a senior. Nancy was a major asset to the team.
74 Varsity VolleyballVolleyball Has Strong Season
The volleyball team is Tammy Lloyd. Audrey Gonzalez. Tami Ushio. Deena Contonis, Nancy Schnell, Kelley Yost. Tracy Bell, Beth Trout, Brenna Barner. Jodi Morrison, Leisa Kollars, Rhonda McDermott. Stacy Brass. Dee Sutton, Joei Bruntz. Coach Sandy Pilfold, Tammy Pierce, Vikki Curtiss. Kristin Peterson, Vicki Dickenson, Jaimi Moravek, Dawn Brammer, Brenda Dobson, Vanessa Curtiss, Joni Small, and Coach Joni Schlatz.
Western Conference Districts
Coach: Sandy Pilfold Record: 9-11
Leisa Kollars makes a spectacular spike to bring the Bulldogs to a victory over the Gering Bulldogs.
Varsity Volleyball 75Injuries Hurt
Cross Country Teams
Cross country, what a sport! It takes determination, practice and drive to really become good at it. Alliance's team showed that they could compete at this grueling sport.
The boys' team started slow because of injuries, resulting in not having enough members for a team at the Alliance and Morrill Invitationals. The girls' team was also stricken by injuries at the worst possible time--district. "Injuries killed us". Coach Kuehn feels, "we could have qualified for state and even won districts if everyone was healthy."
The best finish for both teams occurred at the Kimball Invitational, where the boys' finished fourth and the girls' finished third. There were many individual wins throughout the season, but the highlight was the tenth place finish at State by Robb Finegan, ending the season on a high note.
Meet Boys' Girls'
Gering 5th 5th
Morrill NT 6th
Alliance NT 6th
Rapid City 6th 7th
Western Conference 5th 4th
Kimball 4th 3rd
Districts 7th NT
Coach: Jim Kuehn
Despite some rather nagging injuries both Junior Derek Schwanebeck and Sophomore Michelle Zumbahlen compete in one of numerous cross country events.
The cross country runners are Derek Schwanebeck, Robb Finegan, Chris Schafer, David Nelson, Coach Jim Kuehn, Jeff Hood, Patty Shaw, Karra Cushing, Rhonda Nemecek, Bette Lore, and Troy Hawk.
Robb Finegan leads the pack at the Alliance Invitational. Robb finished his senior year with a 10th place win at State.
76 Cross CountryTennis Becomes Newest Slice at AHS
Tennis becomes the newest slice of life in the sports program this year. Both the boys and the girls had their first chance to try something different. There was a very good turn out for both these teams. The boys had seventeen players, while the girls had fifteen.
For being the first year, the teams both had good results. For the boys. Jay Segrist and Jon Petersen both went to the state tournament. Jay made it into the semi-final round before he was eliminated. The girls did not fare quite as well, but they did get a chance to play some very good players from the state and gain the experience they will need to be even better in the years to come.
All in all, the newest addition to the sports program had a great start and will be an important slice of life in the future. Vikki Curtiss said, "We learned a great deal and had a lot of fun. I feel that this is a good addition to the sports program at AHS."
The girls' tennis team is Coach Ron Hofmann, Angela Marshall. Vicki Dickenson. Ronda Hofmann. Tracy Bell, Tina Bauer. Dawn Sutton. Kris McFall. Steffanie Cobb. Cathy Segrist. Kathi Harger. Dani Reinhart, Amy Lowther, Diane Reinhart. Cynthia Waugh. Vikki Curtiss. Kelly Stark, Denise Manuel.
Vikki Curtiss waits for her opponent to return her shot. Vikki was one of seven people to get to go to the state tournament that was held in May.
Diane Reinhart serves to her opponent at the meet between Alliance and Scottsbluff.
Tennis 77Lady Linksters Win Conference
The Alliance girls' golfers had their best season in a long time. The year started off on the right foot when they went to the Gordon Invite and got the first team win in seven years. Their season stayed terrific with a win at the Western Conference competition for the first time ever. The only disappointment for the golfers was their sixth place finish at district.The entire varsity team was appointed to the all-conference team. These were Crissy Harger, Missy Skeen, Joelle Arrington, Kelly Kaufman, and Jennifer Skeen.
Western Conference 1st
Coach Wayne Brown
Missy Skeen shows her skill at golf by chipping a tough shot out of the sand trap. Using this skill. Missy placed at numerous golf events, including a sixth place finish at the Western Conference meet.
The 1985-86 girls' golfers are seniors; Crissy Harger. Marilyn Higgins. Missy Skeen. Kelly Kaufman, juniors; Ken Taylor, Jennifer Skeen. Michelle Kamerzell. Joelle Arrington, freshman; Cindy Chase, sophomores; Kelly Thomas, Tracy Lindsay, Cheryl Furman and Coach Wayne Brown.
Kelly Kaufman tees off at the Alliance Invitational. Kelly finishes fourth after the event.
78 Girls' GolfBoys' Golf Has Hectic Season
The boys' golfers are Jim Lambert, Tony Bartling, Jason Odell, John Christensen, Greg Colwell, Ron Bush, Todd Koozer, Brian Hinton. John Balderson, Joe Rischling, Kris Kindle, Coach Wayne Brown, Scot Hoover, Mark Hammond. Jon Petersen, Jeff Colwell, Matt Lewis, Chris Contonis. Brent Simpson. Troy Hawk, John Podhaisky, Spence Bishop, Ward Hall. Chad Leever, Eric Kuncl. Chris McMahon. Al Pfeiffer. Brian Schmer, Derek Horn. Matt Payne, and Keith Sutton.
Todd Koozer tees off at the first hole of the Alliance Invitational.
The boy's golf team had a hectic season; they were in a lot of tournaments and duals all over the Panhandle and the state. They started their season with a tournament against Scottsbluff and finished sixth, after which they slowly improved throughout the season to eventually take third place in the Western Conference Tournament.
There were many records set by this group of golfers. Among these, a school record in team score was set at the Chadron Invitational, and Jim Lambert set an individual record of 79 at that same tournament. Lambert and Tony Bartling were named to the All Western Conference team for a second season. All in all, the boys' golf team had a hectic but successful season.
Grand Island Sidney St. Pats Alliance-Gering Scottsbluff Triangular Western Conference Dual at Alliance Dual at Gordon Dual at Gordon Alliance
Alliance-Bridgeport Dual at Alliance Alliance-Bridgeport Dual at Bridgeport Chadron District
Coach: Wayne Brown
Jim Lambert putts for a par while his opponent watches. Jim was named to the All Western Conference team for the second season in a row.
Boys' Golf 79
Th« 1985 86 Class A State Championship Team front (L-R): Jeff Hood, Troy Hawk, Mike Weston, Kory Phiil, Randy Hansen, Jason Schlictemeier, Jim Krantz. Mike Schnell. David Feddersen. Charlie Krantz. Scott Rand, and Jeff Colwell. Back: Brian Schmer, Coach Duane Dobson, Jeff Minnick, Tony Stoddard, Travis Wright. Steve Moore. Jason Hirter, Derek Horn. Ty Watson. Bobby Bauer. Pat Marcoe. Shawn Allen, Todd Koozer, Jason Minnick. Tim Weston, Mark
Hammond, and Coach Pat Cullen.
Jeff Hood proves his power against his Scottsbluff opponent while getting back points. As the flyweight' of the team at 98 lbs., Jeff made every dual and tournament start out on the right track with his 24-7 record.
Cheyenne Invite 1st of 8
Sidney Invite 1st of 8
Ogallala Invite 1st of 8
Western Conference 1st of 7
Chadron Invite 1st of 16
District 1st of 8
State 1st of 32
80 WrestlingTwo Straight State Championships
Scott Rand 'manhandles' his opponent from Omaha Westside in the finals of the State Tournament. Scott went on to win the match 8-0 and become the first Bulldog ever to win back to back state championships and the first Bulldog ever to go two years undefeated. Scott ended his high school career with a 68-7-1 record.
For the third straight year Alliance wrestlers totally dominated any foe that attempted to confront them on the mats. With a smashing 8-0 dual record and six tournament championships, the Bulldogs went into the state tournament looking for blood. Although they won the Class B State Championship in 1985, they weren't exactly defending it due to their move to Class A, so the team had a definite goal in mind--state class A champs.
With other dominant teams at the tournament such as Lincoln High, the eastern team that many thought would walk away with the tournament, AHS grapplers obviously had a battle in front of them. Sending eleven wrestlers to the tournament for the third straight year, AHS had a slight advantage over the field with only Fremont having more of an edge with twelve qualifiers. After three grueling days.
two state champions finally emerged individually for AHS, Senior Scott Rand with a 27-0 record at 185 and Junior Kory Piihl with a 26-1 record at 119. Finishing in fourth place were Jeff Hood, 24-7 at 98; Mike Weston, 25-7 at 112; Randy Hansen, 28-4 at 126; Jason Schlichtemeier, 21-6 at 132; Jim Krantz, 24-7 at 138; and Mike Schnell, 27-4 at 145. David Feddersen placed fifth at 155 with a 29-4 record. When it was all said and done, dedication and good wrestling put AHS into the lead with a score of 151.5. Trailing the champion Bulldogs were Lincoln High at 106, Omaha North 105, Omaha Westside 99.5, and Hastings 97.5. AHS made it to their goal with back to back state championships, while other teams only watched to see the smallest Class A school run away with the title.
Not only did the Bulldogs dominate the field this year, but from 1983 to
1986 the grapplers didn't lose a dual, and from 1981 on, they lost only two duals, both to the Gering Bulldogs. A few records were broken in 85-86, too, such as most points scored in Class A state tourney (151.5), most points scored in a Class A district tourney (197), most takedowns in a single season (Randy Hansen 69), most wins in a career (Randy Hansen with a career record of 105-14-1), and most technical falls (Randy Hansen 5). Two records were tied- most state qualifiers (11) and most state placers (9).
With only four seniors removed from the varsity squad, the grapplers won't be fading away as other schools ma wish. Even though most Class A teams disregarded Alliance as being competitive at the beginning of the 1985-86 season, as Coach Pat Cullen said, "They're not number one I"
Wrestling 81AHS Lady 'Dogs Are
The 1985-86 Lady Bulldogs include: (back row) Coach rarenteau, Tracy Bell, Tami Ushio, Nancy Schnell. Leisa Kollars. Dawn Brammer, Kelly Kaufman Deena Contonis. Manager Dee Sutton. Coach Terri Friesen; (2nd row) Vicki Dickenson, Chrissi Nielsen, Beth Trout, Jennifer Skeen, Stacy Brass. Kristin Peterson Patty Shaw. Brenna Barner, Manager Joni Small. Coach Val Jansante; (front row) Jaimi Moravek, Brenda Dobson, Tammy Lloyd. Vanessa Curtiss. Tammy Pierce, Vikki Curtiss, Kelly Stark, Sandy Bull. Darci Sutton, and Manager Susan Suprano.
The 'Dogs’ new trapping 1-1-3 defense at times proved to be a sheer frustration to opponents. Brenda Dobson and Deena Contonis render a foe powerless as she tries to put up a shot.
44 Districts- Mitchell
53 Kearney (OT)
27 North Platte
Season Record: 4-15
Head Coach: Val Jansante
Assistant Coaches: Jill
Parenteau, Terri Friesen
OPP 56 64
44 70 64 43
Senior Nancy Schnell puts up a lay-up in the final home game of the season against Gordon. Nancy was the only returning regular "starter" from last year's 21-1 team.
82 Varsity Girls' BasketballWinners Without a Doubt
Winning too often is measured only by one's win-loss record. The 1985-86 Lady Bulldog basketball team's record was 4-15, but when it came down to it, they were winners without a doubt.
Not once from November till February did the team quit on each other or themselves. The end of the season showed that they were able to compete and win. The team won two out of the last three regular season games, including an exciting one-point win over Mitchell, the number two rated team in the conference, and an overtime win over Kearney in the district tournament.
This year's team included many players who were on last year's 21-1 team. "The thing that impressed me the most was that the girls kept their attitudes positive and tried to do their best even with last year's record hanging over their heads," said their coach, Val Jansante.
Making a prediction for each girl's future, Jansante said, "These girls showed me that they will be successful in life, which is what winning is really all about."
“I can't believe itll" seems to be the general consensus of the bench and crowd during a tense moment in the first round district game against Kearney. The Dogs went on to defeat the Bearcats by four points in overtime.
Individually, the 1985-86 season proved to be a good one. (above) Tami Ushio receives a medal from Coach Pilfold at the close of the Holiday Tournament. Tami was selected "Miss Sportsmanship" for the tournament and Nancy Schnell was honored by being named to the All-Tournament team, (left to right) Junior Leisa Kollars was chosen for the first All-Conference team while Junior Brenna Barner and Sophomore Vikki Curtiss received Honorable Mention.
Varsity Girls' Basketball 83Freshmen, JV Work Towards
The freshmen girls' basketball players are; Coach Stan Bills, Diane Varvel, Rhonda Nemechek, Melanie Drumheller, Carey Firestien. Tori Marchant, Angie Marshall, Teresa Roberts, Teresa Blaylock, Amanda Griffith, Ronda Hofmann, Jody Bredenkamp. Lisa Dufek, Mary Chouanard. Cynthia Waugh, Ranae Reynolds, Laurie Mendoza, Jill Hartwig. Stephanie Wegenast, Jenelle Johannes, Renee Bills, and Denise Manuel.
The junior varsity and freshmen girls' basketball teams both started their seasons off with a bang . . . and ended the same way. Both spent their time preparing for varsity play. Both teams ended their season with a good season record. The junior varsity team ended the season with seven wins and eight loses, and the freshmen had the same record.
The freshmen girls' team spent most of their time preparing for future varsity play. Cynthia Waugh summed up her freshman varsity season by saying, " I thought the season was great. We started with a goal and ended with a win over Gering. We had 50 points and a 65 per cent free throw average. These were our goals to meet before the end of the season.'' This was the feeling of the entire team.
The junior varsity players also reached the goals
Amanda Griffith concentrates intently on the basket as she shoots past a Bayard defender for two points.
Stacy Brass looks for the open person before passing the ball to Kristin Peterson. Stacy and Kristin were both starters for the Junior Varsity squad.
84 Reserve Frosh Girls' BasketballFuture Varsity Play
that they set for themselves. They all felt that the year was productive and that they were ready to try varsity play next year. Despite the season records, both the freshmen and the junior varsity teams had successful seasons and reached the goals they had set for themselves.
The junior varsity and freshmen boys' basketball teams gave the inexperienced players a chance to get use to the routine of practices and the long road trips. It gave them a chance to know what lies ahead for them in the next few years as a varsity player.
Both of the teams had relatively successful season records, with seven wins and eight loses for the junior varsity, and seven wins and seven loses for the freshmen. The freshmen boys also placed third at the Alliance Invitational Tournament.
The freshmen boys' basketball players are; Coach Dave Sautter. Heath Lawrence. Jeff Mom-son, Aaron Jurgens. Jason Tritle. Matt Payne. Roger Rohrbouck. Brent Blume. Mark Schafer. Lance Menuey, Jason Sanchez. Wayne Brown. John Geisler, Carmen Littlehoop, and Greg Wright.
Freshman Jay Segrist goes in for a lay-up against a Sidney defender. Jay was one of only two freshmen who played on the junior varsity squad.
Brent Blume beats the Gering defense to the basket for two points. The Bulldogs went on to beat the Gering Bulldogs in the freshmen tournament.
Reserve Frosh Boys' Basketball 85Young
Tate Adams goes up in a crowd to try for one more.
A young and inexperienced varsity basketball team, made up of four seniors, no juniors, six sophomores, and two freshmen, made its first appearance at AHS as a team lacking leadership. As the season progressed, the team found its leaders through the experience of the seniors and the hard work and dedication of the remainder of the team.
Sometimes by starting three sophomores with the first man off of the bench being a freshman, most opponents thought Alliance would be a breeze. Even though the team came up on the short end of a close game much of the time, when it was all over, most of the challengers had changed their philosophy about the young and inexperienced Bulldogs.
Senior Shawn Muller did an outstanding job for the team in the category of blocked shots by setting a new school record with 74. Bill Boness was the high scorer with 209 points during the season, with Jon Petersen close behind with 193. Petersen also led in assists with 40, while T.J. Marx had the most steals, 38.
As the season showed, experience played a large roll, but didn't affect the teams ability to stick together to get things done. Even though they didn't have a winning season, many team members felt that they were more of a unified group than previous teams.
Team Gets Experience,
Sophomore T.J. Marx hits a short jumper against Sidney.
86 Varsity Boys' BasketballThe 1985-86 boys' basketball team, front (L-R): Coach Lannie Shelmadine, Brad Adams, Jeff Mills, Eric Green, David Heckman, Shawn Muller, Scott VonAshwege, and Coach Chuck Tank. Row 2: Manager Shannon Leedall, Jerrold Neal, Brent Simpson. Matt Lewis, Bill Boyce, John Podhaisky, Jon Petersen, Colin Weekes, and Manager Scott Taylor. Row 3: Coach Gregg Friesen, Jay Segrist, Jamie Tomlin, T.J. Marx, Tate Adams, Bill Boness, Matt Morris, Chris Contonis, and Coach Jim English.
Bill Boness, the team's high scorer, makes a face to face' shot with a Mitchell opponent,
AHS TEAM OPP
44 Gordon 46
55 Gering 68
51 Torrington 82
53 Ogallala 54
37 Valentine 49
53 Sidney 55
47 Mitchell 44
76 Chadron 44
50 Sidney 45
56 Scottsbluff 68
60 Kimball 53
52 Gering 5
52 Bridgeport 57
54 Chadron 44
65 Gordon 64
52 Torrington 77
42 Sidney 59
43 Mitchell 51
50 North Platte 59
Season Record: 6-13 Coach: Lannie Shelmadine
Varsity Boy's Basketball 87Young Lady Thinclads
The 1986 lady thinclads include: (first row) Karra Cushing. Rhonda Nemechek, Sherry Clark mgr.. Tami Ushio, Tammy Lloyd, Dawn Brammer. Karen Gerlich, (second row) Amanda Griffith, Jill Hartwig, Teresa Blaylock, Jenelle Johannes, Janet Schoeneman, Kristin Peterson, Jaimi Moravek, (third row) Mary Chouanard, Angie Johnson. Bobbie Jo Braden, Brenda Robbins, Tami Smith, Stacey Razo, Michelle Zumbahlen, (fourth row) Carey Firestein, Ranae Reynolds, Teresa Roberts mgr., Jody Bredenkamp mgr., Marci Mitchell, and Tina Rask, mgr.
Karen Gerlich, one of three seniors on this year's squad pulls ahead to win the 300 meter low hurdles. Karen holds the school record with a time Qf 48.2 seconds in this new event.
When looking at rosters, one usually sees that there are fewer upper than underclassmen, and this year's girls track squad was no exception. The team included only three seniors and two juniors, while the sophomores numbered six and the freshmen thirteen. Looking back on the season, Coach Nelson said, "There was good senior leadership for the many underclassmen. I'm looking forward to a good season next year." His prediction came from the fact that the team was young but talented. Some of his most consistent placers were the younger team members.
During the season, team members set five new school records in the following events: 100 meter high hurdles (Karen Gerlich, 16.4), 300 meter low hurdles (Karen Gerlich, 48.2), distance medley relay (Jaimi Moravek, Ranae Reynolds, Rhonda Nemechek, Amanda Griffith, 14:00.0), discus (Dawn Brammer, 122' 4"), and the shot put (Tami Ushio, 41' 4 1 2"). At the Western Conference meet, six girls received All-Conference Team status in three events by winning the gold medal. They were the 400 meter relay team (Teresa Blaylock, Tammy Lloyd, Kristin Peterson, and Jaimi Moravek), the 1600 meter relay team (Karen Gerlich, Tammy Lloyd, Kristin Peterson, and Jaimi Moravek), and the shot put (Tami Ushio). Due to the fact that the A-4 district was the strongest in the state, only two girls managed to place in the top four in their events, even though Karen Gerlich's 300 hurdle time was the sixth fastest in the state and Jaimi Moravek just missed earning a state berth by placing fifth in the 400 meter run and the high jump. All in all, the girls had a productive season.
88 Girls' TrackHave Encouraging Season
Pictured above are Tami Ushio and Dawn Brammer. These two girls are the most consistent and highest scorers for the team. They average 30 points per meet including a clean sweep of first and second places in their two events at the Scottsbluff Dual. Together they accumulated twenty-eight medals, of which sixteen were first places. Both girls placed in the top four in both events at the District A-4 meet in North Platte, making them the only two to qualify for the State meet in Omaha. In Omaha, Tami's performances were good enough to get her into the finals, but only to place her seventh in both events.
Senior Tammy Lloyd hands off to Sophomore Kristin Peterson in the 400 meter relay. Throughout the year the relay team was a consistent place winner for the girls. They clocked their fastest time, 51.8 seconds, at the Mitchell Relays. Throughout the year, six different girls took turns running the ‘race to achievA the fastest possible time for districts.
Place Meet Teams
NP Gering Scottsbluff Alliance Triangular 3
3 Binfield Relays—Scottsbluff 9
2 Mitchell Invitational 7
4 Gering Invitational 9
2 Alliance Invitational 10
2 Western Conference--Alliance 7
2 Alliance Scottsbluff Dual 2
2 Mitchell Relays 8
5 Bayard Invitational 18
6 A-4 Districts--North Platte 8
Head Coach: Steve Nelson Assistant Coaches: Sandra Pilfold, Joni Schlatz, Val Jansante, and Jim Kuehn
Clearing the bar easily. Sophomore Jaimi Moravek shows the form she uses to earn numerous places in the high jump. Jaimi was also a consistent scorer in the 400 meter dash, and as the anchor leg of both the 400 and 1600 meter relays, (below) "Have a Coke and a smile!!" Brenna Barner, one of only two juniors on the 1986 team, relaxes with a snack after running at District. After recovering from an injury at the end of the basketball season, Brenna returned to help the team in the relays and the open 400 and 800 meter runs.
Girls' Track 89Stretch ' thinks Scott Schoeneman as he hands off to Lee Overstreet. With a team of Scott, Lee, Fred Marquez, and T.J. Marx, they ran a season best time of 44.8 in the 400 meter relay. Robert Ross sprints his leg of the 1600 meter relay in winning form. With an open 400 time of 53.6 seconds, Robert placed sixth in district competition.
Slowed by injury, the 1986 Boys' Track team had a rewarding season. As in all other sports, being in Class A made a big difference in the competition level of the cindermen, especially at district and state. As in previous years. Coach Steve Nelson pulled all the feathers out of his hat for the Western Conference and district meets. "All the other meets are only practice," Coach Nelson commented. "Conference, district, and state are the meets that really count." Sliding into the Western Conference meet. Alliance blew past hopeful competitors by wide margins. Placing in every event, including a 1-2-3 sweep of the mile run, helped AHS to a healthy 43-point edge over the Gering Bulldogs. Derek Schwanebeck said (about the mile sweep), "It was awesomel! When Coach Nelson told us (Chris Schafer, Eddie Burgess, and himself) that we had to take 1-2-3 because we needed the points, we all looked at him in disbelief, but we decided to go for it, and we actully had it won all the way."
Having the strongest district in Class A, the competition in North Platte was a totally different story. One person, Dan Carnine in the high jump, qualified for the state meet in Omaha. "The competition level was just a lot different than in previous years," remarked Coach Nelson, referring to being in Class A for the first year.
90 Boys' TrackCindermen Run Away With Conference
The 1986 AHS cindermen are row 1 (l-r): Robb Finegan, Robert Ross, Bobby Bauer, Scott Schoeneman, Ross Hoffman, Dwayne Bull, Lee Overstreet, and Jim Graff. Row 2: Derek Schwanebeck, Eddie Burgess, Bill Boness. Brad Adams. Fred Marquez, Kory Piihl, Dan Carnine, Chris Stoddard. Scott VonAschwege, and Jason Minnick. Row 3: Colin Weekes, T.J. Marx, Tate Adams, Jerrold Neal, Lance Menuey, Mark Schafer, Chris Schafer, Dustin Darveau, Duane Nelson, and Wayne Nelson. Row 4: Jay Segrist, Scott Miller. Kevin Reiman. Scott Cumpston, Carmen Littlehoop, Lee Nelson, Wayne Brown, Norman Littlehoop, and Brent Mannlein. Row 5: Paul Voss, Tyson Rhoads. Rusty Waldron, Jeff Morrison. Eric Vaughn, Todd Gallagher, Thatcher Lamm, Paul Kissner, and Todd Dutton.
Place Meet Teams
7 Binfield Relays 9
3 Mitchell Invite 7
6 Gering Invite 9
3 Alliance Invite 10
1 Western Conference 7
2 Scottsbluff Dual 2
3 Mitchell Relays 8
4 Bayard Invite 18
8 District 8
NP State 32
Head Coach: Steve Nelson
Assistants: Val Jansante, Jim Kuehn, Sandra
Pilfold, Pat Coffee, and Joni Schlatz.
Dan Carnine clears 6'2“ at the Bayard Invite. Dan holds the school record with a leap of 6 6”.
Boys' Track 91Athletic Achievements Recognized
Honored as Most Improved Athletes for the 1985-86 school year are (back row) Rhonda Nemechek-Cross Country. Jennifer Skeen-Girls Golf, Karen Gerlich-Track. David Feddersen-Wrestling, Matt Lewis-Boys Basketball. T.J. Marx-Football, Scott Schoeneman-Track, Robert Ross-Football; (front row) Kristin Peterson-Track, Carey Firestein-Track, Vikki Curtiss-Volleyball, Jeff Hood-Cross Country, Ed Burgess-Track, Brenna Barner-Girls Basketball, and Troy Hawk-Boys Golf. Not pictured are Eric Vaughn-Football, Carmen Littlehoop-Track, Dustin Darveau-Track, and Tammy Uoyd-Track.
Selected as Outstanding 1985-86 A-Club Member and elected as the new 1986-87 A-Club President is Jason Minnick.
FOOTBALL Jason Minnick
Dwayne Bull Mike Schnell
Jeff Gasseling Kelly Stark, Mgr.
Rich Geist Tim Weston
Randy Hansen Eric Vaughn
Doug Hart Tate Adams
David Heckman Bill Boness
Ross Hofmann Jeff Colwell
Marty McLaughlin Doug Keane, Mgr.
Jeff Mills T.J. Marx
John Phillips Rick Pohlman, Mgr.
Scott Rand Brent Simpson
Joe Rischiling Steve DeTar, Mgr.
Robert Ross GIRLS GOLF
Bob Sanchez Crissy Harger
Jason Schlichtemeier Marilyn Higgins
Rod Stark Kelly Kaufman
Troy Strang Joelle Arrington
Brad Adams Jennifer Skeen
Shawn Allen VOLLEYBALL
Ed Burgess Deena Contonis
David Feddersen Audrey Gonzalez
Brad Herman Tammy Lloyd
Todd Koozer Nancy Schnell
Tami Ushio Tami Ushio
Kelley Yost Brenna BArner
Brenna Barner Stacy Brass
Stacy Brass Leisa Kollars •
Leisa Kollars Dee Sutton, Mgr.
Angie Lunbery Dawn Brammer
Joei Bruntz, Mrg. Vikki Curtiss
Vikki Curtiss Brenda Dobson
Jaimi Moravek Kristin Peterson
Kristin Peterson Joni Small, Mgr.
Beth Trout, Mgr. BOYS BASKETBALL
CROSS COUNTRY Eric Green
Robb Finegan David Heckman
Sandra Bull Jeff Mills
Karra Cushing Shawn Muller
Jeff Hood John Balderson, Mgr.
Derek Schwanebeck Shannon Leedall, Mgr.
Patty Shaw Tate Adams
Bette Lore Bill Boness
Rhonda Nemechek Jon Petersen
Jamie Tomlin Troy Shoemaker, Mgr
GIRLS BASKETBALL Brent Simpson
Deena Contonis Colin Weekes
Kelly Kaufman Jay Segrist
Tammy Lloyd Jamie Tomlin
92 Sports AwardsAt Annual A-Club Banquet
Honored as the 1985-86 Most Valuable Athletes of the Year are (back row) Leisa Kollars-Girls Basketball, Dan Carnine-Track, Bill Boness-Foot-ball and Boys Basketball, Mike Schnell-Football, Robert Ross-Track. Jaimi Moravek-Track, (front row) Karra Cushing-Cross Country.Teresa Blaylock -Track, Kory Piihl-Wrestling, Brenna Barner-Track, Robb Finegan-Cross Country, Tami Ushio-Volleyball and Track. Not pictured are Scott Rand-Football and Wrestling, Nancy Schnell-Volleyball. Joelle Arrington-Girls Golf. Randy Hansen-Wrestling, Tony Bartling-Boys Golf, Paul Voss-Track, Chris Schafer-Track.
WRESTLING GIRLS TRACK
Bobby Bauer Karen Gerlich
Doug Bearden Tammy Lloyd
Randy Hansen Tami Ushio
Jim Krantz Brenna Barner
Scott Rand Dawn Brammer
Jason Schlichtemeier Jaimi Moravek
Shawn Allen Kristin Peterson
David Feddersen Beth Trout
Jason Hirter Michelle Zumbahlen
Jeff Hood Teresa Blaylock
Todd Koozer Mary Chouanard
Charlie Krantz Carey Firestein
Pat Marcoe Amanda Griffith
Jason Minnick Marci Mitchell
Kory Piihl Rhonda Nemachek
Mike Schnell Stacey Razo
Tim Weston Ranae Reynolds
Jeff Colwell Angela Johnson
Mark Hammond Bobbie Braden
Troy Hawk Jenelle Johannes
Jeff Minnick Teresa Roberts, Mgr.
Steve Moore Sherry Clark, Mgr.
Mike Weston Tina Rask, Mgr. Denise Richmeier, Mgr.
Named as the 1985-86 Female and Male Athletes of the Year are Tami Ushio and Robb Finegan.
Tammy Pierce, Mgr. Todd Koozer
Jody Bredenkamp, Mgr. Brent Simpson
BOYS TRACK Spence Bishop
Bobby Bauer Troy Hawk
Dwayne Bull John Podhaisky
Robb Finegan Jon Petersen
Ross Hofmann BOYS TENNIS
Lee Overstreet Jay Segrist
Robert Ross Jon Petersen
Scott Schoeneman GIRLS TENNIS
Brad Adams Ronda Hofmann
Ed Burgess Dani Reinhardt
Dan Carnine Jason Minnick Derek Schwanebeck Diane Reinhardt
Scott Von Aschwege w
Bill Boness Dob by Lee-
Todd Gallagher 4 ■u
Thatcher Lamm Honorary
Chris Schafer A- Club jL
Matt Morris, Mgr. Member
Jim Lambert i 1985-86. Jr
Dan Hempel +
Sports Awards 9394 Classes DivisionClasses
A pizza isn't a pizza without a crust, just like school wouldn't be school without the classes. The students pour in as eager freshmen, drag through sophomore year, quicken their pace as they begin to see the end of the tunnel during their junior year, and sprint through their senior year.
That first year everything is so new and different. High school seems like a whole new world. It's fun, exciting, scary, interesting, and hard, but always better than previous years. Sophomores stride confidently back on to the old familiar turf, knowing where they fit into the scheme of school life. They experience a taste of freedom, as they are allowed to choose most of their classes for the first time. Having caught a glimpse of the looming shadow of life after high school, juniors buckle down, taking classes they might need for college and trying the PSAT test. They begin to realize that high school and childhood don't last forever, and start to take on some responsibilities and maturity. By far the class most eager to re-enter school is the seniors, knowing that it will be their final year. The class begins to draw together, preoccupied with plans for next year. They have less in common with other classes, as they worry about scholarship deadlines rather than homework deadlines, college and career plans rather than weekend and summer plans, and senior pictures and graduation announcements rather than prom plans and fund raisers.
Before school, between classes, during lunch, and after school, everybody likes to sit on the bench. Diane Walker. Kim Marchant, Susan Franklin. Joy Margheim. and Jennifer Lauer while away their spare time talking, watching people, and just clowning around.
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Freshman Teresa Blaylock prepares herself for the future by taking typing, which will come in handy for classes she will be taking.
The freshmen, and future graduating class of 1989, were thrown head-first into high school, unsure of what to expect or what they would find. The difficult transition from middle school to high school had many affects. First, the students went from being the leaders and role models of one school to the bottom of the totem-pole in another school. Second, being re-oriented into a larger school with only older students and peers wasn't easy. And lastly, upperclassmen enjoyed picking on freshmen to pass the time. Making it through the ninth grade was the hard part; the next three years will be much easier. As one freshman said, "If I can manage to make it through my freshman year, I can make it through anything; it should be a breeze from here on out."
Hope Aadland A.J. Aspinall Debbie Baas Paula Barker Andre Bazis
Shauna Berry Renee' Bills Teresa Blaylock Brent Blume Tara Bolek
Bobbie Braden Jody Bredenkamp Douglas Brehm Dan Brown Gwen Brown
96 FreshmenWayne Brown Jodean Bunce Kasey Carter Cindy Chase Mary Chouanard
Coleen Clark JoAnne Cook John Corson Chad Cottrell Allison Davis
Steve DeTar Robyn Donnelly Melanie Drumheller Mark Drummond Brett Dudley
Lisa Dufek Mike Duran Todd Dutton Carey Firestein Jennifer Flair
Anna Forsstrom Wendy Fosket Sherri Foster Kathleen Fox Jane Franklin
Travis Gasseling John Geisler Andy Glassbrenner Kelly Godwin Eric Gonzalez
Gabe Gonzalez Paige Graham AM Gregg Amanda Griffith Troy Hamilton yux rrrvDt do ( i c iood
Rhonda Hammond Tammy Hansen Marci Hanzes Scott Hardy Jill Hartwig
Rueben Hernandez Ronda Hofmann Derek Horn Kerri Horsley Jeremy Horton
Dan Huss Jerry Irvine Kenny Jedlicka Jenelle Johannes Traci Johns
Angela Johnson Tammy Jones
Aaron Jurgens Corey Kammerer
Sherman Kathrineberg Rusty Kendle
Coi Morehead tries with little success to stay awake in his freshman English class.
98 FreshmenShannon McKenney Jeff McLennan
Philip Kiewel Bart Kirkpatrick Paul Kissner Kari Kling Kyle Knight Rod Kriz
Andrea Lair Heath Lawrence Phillip Lee Kerri Leedall Robert Lehl Carmen Littlehoop
Mike Loutzenhiser David Lowther Melissa Lucas Anne Luft Heather McDowall Michelle McGuire
Becky Mandelberg Brent Mannlein Denise Manuel Tori Merchant
Angie Marshall Jason Meier Laurie Mendoza Lance Menuey Aaron Midgett Scott Miller
Jeff Minnick Marci Mitchell Coi Morehead Jeff Morrison Brad Moss Bobby Myers
Freshmen 99Lee Nelson Rhonda Nemechek Jackie Pauly Matt Payne David Picket Pin
Chris Prelle Tad Prelle Kris Proctor Steve Ramirez Stacey Razo
Julie Redecker Leah Reed Monte Reeves Ranae Reynolds Tyson Rhoads
Denise Richmeier Ronnie Rivera Gretchin Robb Brenda Robbins Teresa Roberts
Roger Rohrbouck Lenny Ross Rae Jean Ross Angelo Sanchez Jason Sanchez
Richard Sanchez Mark Schafer Brian Schmer Paeter Schmidt Lisa Schnell
Curt Schuller Chan Schwartz Jay Segrist Scott Sherlock Troy Shoemaker
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Tami Smith Paula Snyder Sharma Soden Sheri Softley Wayne Stewart
Gail Streff Valerie Suhr Keith Sutton Larry Sutton Scott Taylor
Tracey Thomas Jamie Tomlin Jason Tritle Diana Varvel Paul Voss
Rusty Waldron Travis Wallace Vickie Walters Paul Warner Ty Watson
Traci Johns and a fellow classmate take time to visit and read magazines quietly in the library during study hall.
Freshmen 101Cynthia Waugh Stephanie Wegenast
Wade Weinell Saundra West
Darian Wolfer Scott Woods Stacie Woodside Greg Wright
Mike Duran works on a colored pencil project in Freshmen Art. The students in this class complete many projects, including pottery and painting.
Freshmen class officers for 1985-86 are Lisa Dufek. secretary; Jeff Minnick, vice-president; Brian Schmer. treasurer; and Renee Bills, president.
102 FreshmenFreshman Jenelle Johannes. Mr. Steve Nelson, and Jason Sanchez listen to a student as he presents an oral report.
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"Va wanna buy some gummy bears? They're only 50 cents!" This was a familiar saying heard from sophomores selling gummy bears. Selling candy was their
main money-making project. The sophomores raised Callan Ackerman
money to cover the expenses of the prom they will Justin Adams
sponsor next year as juniors.
The sophomore class showed their pride by winning
many school competions. Decorating the main hall with
posters, paintings on the glass, and blue and white
streamers roused spirit and gave the sophomores a first
place award during Homecoming. The class of '88 was jate Adams
also active in the school's Christmas food drive. They Korena Aguallo
brought the most canned food and received 50 dollars
for their effort.
Heading the class of '88 through their sophomore year were Vikki Curtiss, president; Jaimi Moravek, vice-president; Valerie Curtiss, secretary; and John Podhaisky, treasurer. Mr. Bill Stout and Mrs. Susan Dimmitt sponsored the class and helped them organize money making projects for next year's prom. The sophomores had a great year, so just wait 'til '88!
Chris Allen Darcy Anderson
Tony Aruffo Chris Baas Mark Behm Tracy Bell Spence Bishop
Perry Blanchard Cheryl Bolen Amber Bolinger Bill Boness Bill Boots
Bill Dawn Joei Kim John
Boyce Brammer Bruntz Buckmeier Burgess
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Dayna Bussinger Angie Clark Eldie Cline Jamie Cole Penny Colerick
Jeff Colwell Chris Contonis Shawn Cross Valerie Curtiss Vanessa Curtiss
Vikki Curtiss Dustin Darveau Wayne Davis Darla Deagan Jeff D'Ercole
Vicki Dickenson Krystal Dillard Brenda Dobson Teresa Dye Gina Fero
Gelinda Finkey Joel Fought Cheryl Furman Todd Gallagher Gene Golding
Elzetta Green Kathy Green Natalie Green David Grundmeier Phil Guthrie
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Angie Haller Mark Hammond Kirk Hancock Troy Hawk Alan Heap
Kim Horsley Lyle Horton
Tori Hoxworth Larry Hudson
Steve Jensen Brian Jesse Beverly Johnson Jamie Johnson Serena Jones
Doug Keane Brian Kiewel Sheleen Killman Kris Kindle Thatcher Lamm
Kim Larsen Chad Leever Roger Lehl Matt Lewis Traci Lindsay
106 SophomoresDennis Loomis Bette Lore Amy Lowther Jon Lulow Darren McCune
Doug McDermott Krista McFall T.J. Marx Mindy Mashburn Wendy Mattley
Tania Meier Troy Meyer Connie Mohler Steve Moore Jaimi Moravek
Matt Morris Mike Moss
Leigh Ann Murdock Terry Murdoff Becky Murray
David Musfelt Jerrold Neal Duane Nelson Wayne Nelson Chrissi Nielsen
Sean Nollette Jodi Olson John Olson Sherman Osborn Mitch Parascand
Jon Petersen Kristin Peterson Cheryl Pfannensteil Tammy Pierce John Podhaisky
Playing the part of Alice in the fall play, Natalie Green smiles flirtatiously, capturing the audience's attention.
Rick Pohlman Steve Price Judy Pritchard Lorin Pryor Dave Rambur
Tina Rask Mark Reed Danielle Reeve Jesse Renteria Julie Renteria
Missy Reynolds Kodee Rhoads Susan Rischling Amy Roberts Ted Robinson
Alice Ruble Kim Ryba Teresa Sabala Carrie Sanchez Chris Schafer
Katie Schnell Troy Schnell Janet Schoeneman Dwain Schulze
Corey Sievers Brent Simpson Jess Sloan Joni Small Vicki Smith
Steve Softley Alicia Suhr Steve Sullivan Susan Suprano Barbara Taylor
Kelli Thomas Shelly Thompson Chris Thomsen Beth Trout Lisa Underwood
Julie Vallejo Angela Vasquez Juan Vazquez Len Vogel Jeff Wallace
Colin Weekes John Welch Mike Weston
John Wilson Kelly Wilson Jackie Woodsmall
Travis Wright Paul Yerdon Michelle Zumbahlen
Jeff Colwell is seen hanging out in the doorway of Mr. Olds's office. His office seems to be a very popular place for athletes to spend their
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Brad Adams John Aguallo Casey Allen Shawn Allen Joelle Arrington
Brenna Barner Shari Bakkehaug John Balderson Tony Bartling Jennifer Batt
Tina Bauer Dana Behm Larry Bolinger Mike Bourquin Stacy Brass
As the 1985-1986 school year progressed, the pride of the class of 1987 deepened. With three years behind them, the junior class began to have a special closeness, which showed in their fund-raising activities.
As those before them, the junior class banded together towards a common goal—the Junior-Senior Prom. Guided by Mr. Bill Marchant and Miss Sandra Lashley, class sponsors, the juniors carried out their last minute fund-raisers— selling jewelry and also sweetening up the life of AHS students by selling 3600 boxes of plain and peanut M M's.
Junior Class President Derek Schwanebeck summed up the year by the following statement, "Even though the junior class was made up of many individuals, the class of '87' had a certain unity that helped it accomplish things."
Penni Brommer Eddie Burgess
Sandy Bull Dan Carnine
Vicky Chaulk Larry Chouanard'gfauj b ifuj
John Christensen Steffanie Cobb Cheryl Cody Mary Craig David Crawford
Scott Cumpston Karra Cushing Scott Darveau Doug Daugherty Trent Decker
Tad Drabbles Desi Dunbar Jeni Dunovsky Michelle Duran Irene Ewing
David Feddersen Ken Fester Lori Fraedrich Angela Fritzler Joni Frizler
Gina Gardner Wendy Godwin Samantha Gonzalez Trey Govier Paul Gregg
Valorie Haggard Missi Hall Barry Hamilton Dena Hashman Tony HedrickBrad Herman Tammy Hermstad Dave Hilligoss Dee Anna Hinkley Jeff Hood
Bridget Hopp Joanna Howell Wendy Hume Sheri Jedlicka Lori Jones
Dinah Keder Michelle Kamerzell Kris Kerr Billie Jo Kissner Leisa Kollars
Todd Koozer Kevin Knight Charlie Krantz Wendy Lair Shawn Lamborn
Shawn Allen shows the hard work involved in studying the skeletal system and memorizing the names of all 206 bones.
Even with a sprained wrist, Darcy Sutton types away in order to finish her computer program before tomorrow's due date.
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Shannon Leedall Rhonda LeVasseur Angela Lewis Kenny Lowther Angela Lunbery
Tonja Maben Debbie Manuel Jim Marcoe Pat Marcoe Lucy Martin
fellow students' Spanish vocabulary.
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David Nelson Jason Odell Tracy Overstreet Robert Pauly Matthew Peterson
Wendy Phillips Darle Prelie Maria Ramirez Kim Rask Kim Rathbun
Frank Redmon Danielle Reinhardt Diane Reinhardt Linda Richards Dolores Rivera
Tony Robinson Crissy Roby Joell Romick Lora Romick Steve Rosane
Cindy Sabala Mary Sanchez Thad Schaffer Wayne Schance Carol Schmidt
Loralee Schmidt Laura Schnell Mike Schnell Derek Schwanebeck Keven Seidler
114 JuniorsStephanie Sever Patty Shaw Diane Sherlock Rich Shimp Jennifer Skeen
Cynthia Jo Smith Sandra Smith Kelly Stark Chris Stoddard Darcy Sutton
Dawn Sutton Dee Sutton Stephanie Sutton Arlene Taylor Elaine Taylor
Keri Taylor Kim Taylor Tim Thies Don Tilden Lewis Vallejo
Eric Vaughn LaDonna Varvel Ramiro Vazquez
The 1985-86 Junior Class officers are President Derek Schwanebeckj. Vice President Brad Adams, Treasurer Jason Minnick, and Secretary Jennifer Skeen.
Juniors 115Prom Royalty includes Scott Rand. Tammy Lloyd, Doug Hart. Mandi Schnell, Kelley Yost, and Jeff Gasseling.
Forgetting his fear of heights. John Christensen helps to hang the streamers from the ceiling.
Michelle Kamerzell and Lori Jones work together in transforming the gym into
Kent Meyer concentrates as he makes sure everything is just right for the spiral staircase. The staircase astar studded ballroom. Junids raised
created a romantic mood. approximately $2,000 for prom.
116 PromShawn Allen smiles as he works on stars for the entry way. Each senior received a star with his name on it.
According to tradition, the juniors put on the prom for the seniors, and this year was no exception. The juniors honored the seniors with a night to remember.
Preperations for the dance included the selling of M M 's and jewelry as fund raisers. This money and the money from ticket sales were used wisely in the decorating for this event. Light and dark blue with touches of silver streamers, along with stars, arch-ways, a merry-go-round, and a stairway set the stage for the theme of 'Stars of Tonight'.
Held on Saturday, April 19, the prom began at 9:00 p.m. with around 150 couples dancing to the band called Briney Murphy.The dancing was interrupted at 10:30 for the crowning of the royalty. Those crowned were: Doug Hart, King; Mandi Schnell, Queen; Scott Rand and Tammy Lloyd, 1st Attendants; and Jeff Gasseling and Kelley Yost, 2nd Attendants.
All in all, the prom was a success. One senior summed it up very well, 'I had so much fun, it was a total blast. I know I'll never forget rfiy senior prom.'
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Couples relax as they dance a slow dance. The band called Briney Murphy provided the music for thu Jancois.
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Jean Marie Atkins
Bobby E. Bauer
Matthew Jay Bauer
Douglas Wade Bearden
Terri Lynn Beck
Laurie A. Beckhoff
Vickie Jean Brehm
Brek Dale Brixius
Dwayne Aimer Bull
Ronald Marvin Bush
Jeffrey Lee Bruntz
Heather Alene Brost
118 SeniorsRobert G. Bussinger Michael Allen Carr Cassie Caudle Sherry Clark
Gregory Clark Colwell
Deena Mane Contonis
Brett Matthew Cottrell
Suzanne Renae Debus
Merlin K. Dilley
Steve J. Dobrovolny
Kimberly Dawn Dobson
Seniors 119Michele Rey Dufek Rebecca Ann Edgerton Douglas Deloit Edwards Leticia E. Escobar A.
Kevin R. Evert Charles Robert Finegan Joey Lynn Forney Susan LVnne Frank,in
Ronald Lee Frye Gina Marie Garrett Jeffrey Eugene Gasseling Richard Eugene Geist
120 SeniorsChr,steen Louise Merger James Todd Harris Douglas Earl Hart David Wayne Heckman
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Timothy A. Hedrick
Daniel Shane Hempel
Jay Ken Henan
Marilyn Yvonne Higgins Brian James Hinton Ross Robert Hofmann
Bradley Allen Johnson
Travis B. Johnson
Kathleen Louise Jones
Jeff Scott Kammerer
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Thomas Wayne Knote
Jim Ray Lambert Jennifer Marie Lauer Celena Kay LeVasseur Laura Littlehoop
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Tammy Jo Lloyd Michael A. McCracken David Joseph McCune
Jo Dee McFall
M. Scott McGuire Marty Dean McLaughlin Alisa Marie Majors Kimberly Kay Marchant
Joy Marlene Margheim Melissa Susan Mashburn Michael J. Meisenheimer Wendy Sue Miller
124 SeniorsJeffrey Jon Mills
Gary Dean Mittan
Shawn L. R. Muller
Michael James Nason
Gwendolyn Louise Newman Barry Lee Nye Lee J. Overstreet Kelly Jo Penny
Wendy Sue Pfeiffer
Christina Lynn Price
John C. Phillips
Kenny S. Ramber
Seniors 125Jody Kay Sampson Bobby Jose Sanchez Jason Lee Schlichtemeier Rachel Dawn Schmer
Amanda Kay Schnell
Nancy Ruth Schnell
Scott Eugene Schoeneman
Wendy J. Schultz1 0 ifuJ dhuHoj
Carla Antonette Schwartz Melissa Anne Skeen Christopher Carl Smith Roger L. Smith
Kimberly Kay Tritle Robert LeRoy Tschacher buSan M'che,,e Turgeon Jeffrey G. Underwood
Senior class speakers Joy Margheim and Susan Franklin give a memorable summary of the class of '86 and the times they have shared. Joy and Susan were the top two students from the class of 133 graduates.
Best of friends Lee Overstreet and Brad Johnson prepare to receive their diplomas as they wish each other "good luck."
There's a time that is perfect for spirits to soar A time to be ail that we've dreamed of . . . and more.
A time for new pathways to future frontiers.
A time when our hopes overcome all of our fears.
A time to make good things in life come our way.
It's here . . . and it's now, and it's name is today.
David Koester displays his "party tie" that he wore during commencement.
LAWRENCE ARUFFO Concert Choir 4; Lincoln High: R.O.T.C. 1. Color Guard 1. South Philadelphia High: Concert Choir 2,3; Soccer 3; Class Officer 3. Vice President 3; Girls' Softball 3, Mgr. 3.
JEANIE ATKINS Band 1.2,3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Club 1.
BOBBY BAUER Chadron Schol. Contest 4; Wrestling 4; Track 4; Junction City High School: Football 4; Wrestling 1,2; Band 1,2,3; Stage Band 1.
MATTHEW BAUER FFA 1.2.3; Rodeo Club 1,2.
DOUG BEARDEN Concert Choir 3; A-Club 4; Wrestling 4; Chadron Schol. Contest 1; Computer Club 1.
TERRI BECK A-Club 2.3,4; Track 2, Mgr. 2; Volleyball 1.2. 3, Mgr. 1,2,3; FBLA 3.4, Vice Pres. 3. Pres. 4.
BRYAN BEHM Band 1,2; Football 1; Rodeo Club 1.
VICKIE BREHM General Course
BREK BRIXIUS Student Council 3; Fall Play 2; Computer Club 1.
HEATHER BROST Girls' Glee 1; Concert Choir 2,3,4; A-Club 2.3. 4; Track 1,2,3; Cross Country 2; Fall Play 2.
JEFF BRUNTZ Football 1; Track 1,2; County Gov’t. Day 3; Chadron Schol. Contest 1.
DWAYNE BULL A-Club 3.4; Football 1.2,3,4; Wrestling 1,2; Track 2,3,4; Chadron Schol. Contest 2.
Band 1.2; Pep Band 1.2; A-Club 188.8.131.52; Basketball 1; Football 1,2; Golf 1.2.3,4.
ROBERT BUSSINGER Basketball 1.2.
MIKE CARR Basketball 1; Football 1.
SHERRY CLARK Band 184.108.40.206; Pep Band 1,2,3.4; Stage Band 3. 4; Pep Club 1; Track Mgr. 3.4; FFA 1; FHA 1; FBLA 4; Rodeo Club 1.
GREG COLWELL A-Club 2,3,4; Football 1,2, Mgr. 1.2; Basketball 1.2; Golf 1,2.3,4; Nat. Honor Soc. 3.4; Chadron Schol. Contest 2,3.
DEENA CONTONIS Band 1.2,3; Pep Band 1.2.3; Basketball 1,2.3. 4; Volleyball 220.127.116.11; Fall Play 3; Chadron Schol. Contest 4; Art Club 4. Pres. 4. Class Officer 1,2,3. Vice Pres. 1. Pres 2.3.
BRETT COTTRELL Football 1; Track 1.
MIKE DAVIS General Course
SUZANNE DEBUS Pep Club 2; FHA 4; Library Assistant 4.
SHARON DEE Pep Club 2; FHA 2.3. Treas. 2.
MERLIN DILLEY General Course
STEVE DOBROVOLNY FFA 1.2; Chadron Schol. Contest 4.
KIMBERLY DOBSON Band 1.3; Concert Choir 3.4; Pep Club 1; Volleyball 1; State Music Clinic 3; Art Club 4.
MICHELE DUFEK Sidney: Annual Staff 3,4; Photography 4; Pep Club 4.
BECKY EDGERTON General Course
DOUG EDWARDS Football 1; Wrestling 2.
LETICIA ESCOBAR General Course
KEVIN EVERT General Course
A-Club 18.104.22.168. Pres. 4; Track 22.214.171.124; Cross Country 1,2,3,4; Boys’ State Alternate 3; Scholastic Athlete 4.
MARTY FRITZLER General Course
JOEY FORNEY Girls' Glee 1; Basketball 1.4. Statistician 1,4; Class Officer 4. Seer. 4; Student Council 1,2,3, 4. Seer. 3. Pres. 4; County Gov't. Day 3; Chadron Schol. Contest 2.4.
130 Senior IndexSUSAN FRANKLIN Annual Staff 3.4. Business Mgr. 3.4. DECA 3,4, Seer. 3, Vice Pres. 4; AFS 2,3; County Gov't. Day 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3.4; History Day 3.4; Mock Trial 3; Chadron Schol. Contest 1,2.3,4; Quill and Scroll 4.
Ainsworth High School: Basketball 1; Football 1; Wrestling 2; Track 1.
GINA GARRETT Band 1,2,3; Concert Choir 4; Pep Club 2; Basketball 2, Mgr. 2; German Club 3; Art Club 3.4.
JEFF GASSELING Band 126.96.36.199; Pep Band 188.8.131.52; A-Club 1.2,3, 4, Vice Pres. 4; Basketball 1,2.3; Football 1,2, 3,4; Track 1,2,3.
RICH GEIST A-Club 3,4; Football 1.3,4; Wrestling 1.2.
KAREN GERLICH Band 1.2; Pep Band 1.2; A-Club 184.108.40.206. Track 1,2,3,4.
AUDREY GONZALEZ Concert Choir 1.2.3,4; Basketball 1; Volleyball 1,2,3.4; FBLA 3; Cheerleading 1,2,4.
JULIANNE GONZALEZ Band 1,2,3,4; Concert Choir 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1.2,3.4; Pep Club 2,3; Track 1; Thespian Society 3.4; Fall Play 2,3.
JEREEN GOODE Girls' Glee 4; Concert Choir 2.3; Spud Staff 2; DECA 4; AFS 1; Fall Play 2.
Band 1,2,3,4, Pres. 4; Swing Choir 2,3,4; Concert Choir 1.2,3.4, Pep Band 220.127.116.11. Stage Band 2.3,4; Track 4; State Music Clinic 4.
JULIE GRASMICK Girls' Glee 1; Concert Choir 2; Basketball 1- Volleyball 1.2.3; FBLA 4; DECA 1; County Gov't. Day 2.
ERIC GREEN Swing Choir 1,2,3.4; Concert Choir 1,2,3.4; Band 1,2,3.4; Pep Band 18.104.22.168; Stage Band 1. 2.3.4; Basketball 1.2.3,4; Football 1,2,3; Track 1; Student Council 3,4, Vice Pres. 4; State Music Clinic Alternate 4; County Gov't. Day 4, All School Musical 3,4.
RANDY HANSEN A-Club 1.2,3.4; Football 1,3,4; Wrestling 1.2. 3,4; Class Officer 1, Pres. 1.
CRISSY HARGER Band 1.2; Pep Band 1,2; Pep Club 1; A-Club 3. 4; Golf 2.3,4; Annual Staff 3.4; AFS 1.2.3; Cheerleading 2,3; County Gov't. Day 4; History Day 2,3,4; Mock Trial 3; Quill and Scroll 4.
JAMIE HARRIS Band 1,2; Concert Choir 1,2; Pep Band 1,2; Football 1; Wrestling 1; FFA 1.2.3,4; Boys' State 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4.
DOUG HART A-Club 1.2,3,4; Basketball 1.2; Football 1,2,3, 4; Wrestling 3; Track 1,2,3; Prom King 4; Library Assistant 1.
DAVID HECKMAN A-Club 2.3,4; Basketball 1.2,3.4; Football 1.2. 3.4; Track 1; Golf 2.3.
TIM HEDRICK Concert Choir 4; Basketball 1.2.
DAN HEMPEL Band 22.214.171.124; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Stage Band 3. 4; Football 1; Wrestling 2; Golf 1,2,3.4; Chadron Schol. Contest 3.
JAY HERIAN General Course
GEORGIA HERNANDEZ General Course
BRIAN HINTON Stage Band 3; A-Club 2.3.4. Track 1,2,3; Cross Country 1,2.3; Fall Play 2.
MARILYN HIGGINS Girls' Glee 1; Concert Choir 2; A-Club 2,3,4; Track 1; Golf 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Student Council 3,4; AFS 3; History Day 1,3.
ROSS HOFMANN Band 4; Pep Band 4; Stage Band 2; A-Club 3, 4; Basketball 3; Football 3,4; Track 3,4. McKay High School: Band 1.2; Pep Band 1.2; Stage Band 2; Football 1,2; Wrestling 1.2; Track 1.2.
PENNY HOUSER Pep Club 2; FHA 1.2. Photographer 1, Vice Pres. 2; Library Assistant 3; S.A.D.D 4.
Concert Cher 3.4; Basketball 1; Track 2; Cross
Country 2; Annual Staff 2.3.4; Student Council
4; County Gov t. Day 3; Thespran Society 3 4
Keeper of Rights 4; Fall Play 3; Quill and Scroll 4.
TRAVIS JOHNSON Band 1,2; Pep Band 1.2; Stage Band 1.2; Wrestling 1.2; Annual Staff 3.4; Student Council 4. FBLA 4. Hemingford High School: Chadron Schol. Contest 1,2; T.V. Production Club 1,2; H-Club 2; Science Club 1. Junior Engineering Technical Society 1,2.
KATHY JONES General Course
JEFF KAMMERER Football 1; Wrestling 1.
KELLY KAUFMAN Girls Glee 1, Accompanist 1; A-Club 1.2.3,4 Basketball 126.96.36.199; Track 1; Golf 1.2,3.4, Team Captain 4. Class Officer 3.4. Treas.3. Pres 4 Nat. Honor Soc. 4; Chadron Schol. Contest 4.
VICKIE KING Band 1,2,3; FHA 1.2.
THOMAS KNOTE Concert Choir 1; Fall Play 1; Library Assistant 2. 3; Competitive Roller Skating 1,2,3,4.
DAVID KOESTER Concert Choir 2. Stage Band 2,3; Thespian Society 2,3,4; Fall Play 2.3.
DOUG KOZAL Football 1,2,3; Track 2.
KARLA KUTSCHKE General Course
JIM LAMBERT A-Club 1.2,3,4; Golf 188.8.131.52; Chadron Schol. Contest 2.
BRET LESSERT General Course
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CELENA LEVASSEUR Concert Choir 2.3.4; Pep Club 1; FHA 1.4; Art Club 4.
LAURA LITTLEHOOP FHA 1
TAMMY LLOYD Band 1; Pep Band 1; A-Club 3.4; Basketball 1. 2.3.4; Track 3,4; Volleyball 1.2.3,4; Class Officer 1.3. Secr. 1.3; Cheerleading 1,4; Fall Play 3; Chadron Schol. Contest 3.4.
MIKE MCCRACKEN A-Club 3.4; Football 1,2.3; Wrestling 1,2; Golf 1.2.
MARTY MCLAUGHLIN A-Club 4; Football 3.4; Track 3. Arvada High School: Football 1.2; Wrestling 1.2.
ALISA MAJORS General Course
KIM MARCHANT Band 1.2,3,4; Girls' Glee 1.4; Concert Choir 2, 3.4; Pep Band 1.2.3,4; Volleyball 1; AFS 1.2.3. Seer. 3; Cheerleading 2,3.4; County Gov't. Day 3; All School Musical 3.4; German Club 2, Seer. 2; High Plains Select Band 3.4; History Day 2.
JOY MARGHEIM Band 1; Annual Staff 2,3,4, Business Mgr. 2.3. Co-Editor 3, Editor 4; AFS 1,2,3, Pres. 3; Chadron Schol. Contest 1,2; Cheerleading 2,3,
4. Vice Pres. 2; Girls' State Alternate 3; County Gov't. Day 4; Nat. Honor Soc. 3.4, Pres. 4; History Day 2.3.4; Quill and Scroll 4.
CYNTHIA MARTINEZ Swing Choir 3.4; Concert Choir 3,4.
MELISSA MASHBURN Band 1; Pep Club 2; Wrestling 3.4, Statistician
Chadron Schol. Contest 4. Mills High School: Band 1; Football 2. Grand Island Central High School: Concert Choir 2.3; Golf 3; Spring Play
WENDY MILLER Band 1.2,3.4; Girls' Glee 1; Concert Choir 2.3. 4; Pep Band 184.108.40.206; Volleyball 1.
Band 220.127.116.11; Pep Band 1.2,3.4; A-Club 2,3,4, Sgt. At Arms 4; Basketball 1.2,3.4; Football 1
GARY MITTAN General Course
MIKE NASON Track 3.
BRUCE NEPPER FFA 4.
BARRY NYE FFA 18.104.22.168. Treas. 3.
WENDY NEWMAN Band 1.2.3,4; Swing Choir 4; Concert Choir 3. 4; Pep Band 1.2.3,4; Basketball 1; Golf 1; FHA 2; All School Musical 4.
LEE OVERSTREET Band 22.214.171.124; Pep Band 126.96.36.199; A-Club 2.3.4; Football 1,2; Track 1.2.3,4; County Gov't. Day 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 4; Fall Play 2.
KELLY PENNY Concert Choir 1; Pep Club 1; FHA 1.
MARY PETERSON Pep Club 1.
WENDY PFEIFFER Pep Club 2; Annual Staff 3.4; FHA 2.3.4, Vice Pres. 2. Pres. 3.4; County Gov't. Day 4; Close-Up 3.
JOHN PHILLIPS A-Club 4, Basketball 1; DECA 3.4, Seer. 3, Tres. 4; AFS 2; German Club 1; Library Assistant 2.3; Chadron Schol. Contest 3.4.
CHRISTIE PRICE Art Club 4. Treas. 4.
KENNY RAMBUR Concert Choir 4; Football 1.
SCOTT RAND A-Club 2,3,4; Football 1.2.3,4; Wrestling 1,2, 3.4; Track 1.2,3.
JOE RISCHLING Band 4; Pep Band 4; Swing Choir 4; Stage Band 4; A-Club 4. Football 4; Golf 4; State Music Clinic 4. Bayard High: Football 1,2,3; Wrestling 1.2,3; Band 1,2,3; Pep Band 1.2.3; Stage Band 1.2,3; Choir 1.2.3; Swing Choir 1.2,3; State Music Clinic 3.
MIGUEL RIVERA Football 1.
DWAYNE ROSE FFA 1.2.3.
ROBERT ROSS A-Club 2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 3; Track 1,2,3.4.
BOBBY SANCHEZ A-Club 4; Basketball 1; Football 1.2,3,4; Track 1.2.
132 Senior IndexJASON SCHLICHTEMEIER A-Club 2.3.4; Football 188.8.131.52; Wrestling 1.2, 3.4; Track 1.2.
RACHEL SCHMER Band 184.108.40.206; Pep Band 220.127.116.11; Golf 2; District One Acts 3. AFS 1.2, Seer. 2; Flag Team 2,3,4. Capt. 4; Dist. Speech Contest 3,4; Thespian Society 3.4; Fall Play 1.2.3; German Club 3; Library Assistant 2.3; Chadron Schol. Contest 2.3; Jaycee's Outstanding Teen 1.
AMANDA SCHNELL Girls' Glee 4; Pep Club 2; Cross Country 2; Spud Staff 4; FFA 1.2,3.4. Sentinal 3; DECA 3. 4; Fall Play 2; Prom Queen 4; Thespian Society 4.
NANCY SCHNELL Band 1.2,3.4, Vice Pres. 4; Pep Band 1,2,3.4; Stage Band 1,2; A-Club 18.104.22.168, Seer. 4; Basketball 22.214.171.124; Track 1.2.3; Volleyball 1.2,3.4; Class Officer 126.96.36.199, Treas. 1.2.3. Vice Pres. 4; Student Council 1.2; FBLA 3; Cheerleading 1; Nat. Honor Soc. 4.
SCOTT SCHOENEMAN A-Club 1,2,3.4; Wrestling 1; Track 1,2,3,4.
WENDY SCHULTZ FHA 4.
MELISSA SKEEN Pep Band 1,2,3.4; Stage Band 2; A-Club 1,2.3, 4; Basketball 1.2.3; Track 1; Golf 1.2.3,4; Class Officer 2.4, Seer. 2, Tres. 4; Student Council 2; German Club 3, Vice Pres. 3; Chadron Schol. Contest 1.2.
CHRIS SMITH General Course
ROGER SMITH General Course
ROD STARK Band 1; Swing Choir 1,2,3; Concert Choir 1,2; Pep Band 1; Stage Band 1; A-Club 2.3,4; Basketball 1; Football 1.2.3,4; Track 1.2; Thespian Society 2.3.4; All School Musical 1; Fall Play 2.
SUSAN STINNETTE Swing Choir 2,3,4; Girls' Glee 1; Concert Choir 2,3; A-Club 2.3,4; Basketball 1; Volleyball 1; Class Officer 2, Vice Pres. 2; Student Council 1. 2.4; Nat. Honor Soc. 4.
TROY STRANG Band 1.2,3; A-Club 2.3.4; Football 1.3.4; Wrestling 2; Track 3; Golf 1.2.
BRENDA TAYLOR FFA 1.2.3,4; FHA 3, Parlimentarian 3; DECA 3. 4.
TOM TOOLEY FFA 1,2.3; Rodeo Club 2.
Concert Choir 3.4; Basketball 1; Track 1.2.3. Volleyball 1: Cheerleading 2.3.4; Art Club 3.4.
ROBERT TSCHACHER FFA 1.2,3,4. Sentinal 4.
SUSAN TURGEON Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 1.2.3,4; Stage Band 1, 2.3; Basketball 1; Volleyball 1,2; DECA 1; Majorette 1,2,3,4, Head Majorette 4; County Gov’t. Day 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; Close-Up 3, Pres. 3; Art Club 3.4, Vice Pres. 4.
JEFF UNDERWOOD General Course
TAMI USHIO Band 1,2,3. Seer. 3; Swing Choir 2,3,4; Giris Glee 1; Concert Choir 2,3. Pres. 3; A-Club 1.2. 3.4; Basketball 1.2,3.4; Track 188.8.131.52; Volleyball 1,2.3.4; Annual Staff 4; Student Council 1. 3.4; Girls' State 3; County Gov't. Day 4; Nat. Honor Soc. 3.4, Vice Pres. 4; Chadron Schol. Contest 1; Jaycee Jills' Outstanding Teen 3; Women's Sports Foundation All-Star 4; Scholastic Athlete 4.
AGUSTA VAN WINKLE General Course
DIANE WALKER Basketball 1.2; Volleyball 1; DECA 3,4, Vice Pres. 3. Pres. 4. AFS 3; County Gov't. Day 3; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4; Chadron Schol. Contest 1, 3.4; History Day 2.3; Mock Trial 3.
SUE WALLACE General Course
JIM WARBONNETT General Course
CARL WEST FFA 184.108.40.206; Nat. Honor Soc. 3.4; Chadron Schol. Contest 1.2,3.
MARK WOLVINGTON General Course
KELLEY YOST Band 1.2,3, Librarian 3; Pep Band 1,2,3; A-Club 1.2,3.4; Basketball 1,2; Track 1; Volleyball 1,2,3.4; Student Council 1.2,4; County Gov't. Day 4; Nat. Honor Soc. 3,4, Seer. 4; German Club 3. Pres. 3; Chadron Schol. Contest 3,4; Art Club 3.4, Seer. 4.
Lee Overstreet is proud to receive his diploma, signifying his completion of high school. On behalf of the school board, Mr. Alan Cornish makes the presentation.
Senior Index 133134 Ads DivisionAds
No pizza is as tasty without side dishes such as salad, garlic bread, or pop. Neither would school be as beneficial to the students without the support of the community. Although this particular slice of our lives has undergone many changes, such as L.B. Murphy and the Elks' closing down, the downtown improvement project, and the arrival of new businesses such as Simonson's Travel and Mary Lou's, many local businesses continued to be generous supporters of school activities, donating window space, money, or products. Many students also got support in the form of a part-time job. Students returned the favors by grabbing a quick lunch at McDonald's, stopping at Pizza Hut after the game, shopping at K-MART, or getting senior pictures taken at House of Photography. Schools and communities must complement each other, or both will fail. AHS is thankful for local business, without which many school activities, including this annual, would not exist.
Melarue Drumheller and Tracy Blaylock relax and chat over a pizza. Pizza Hut was a popular stopping place for students during their free time.
Ads Division 135■ SiiSS
•Grocery Items •Schwann's Ice Cream •Wholesale Paper Products
11th Emerson 762-1226
Dr. Robert W. Bowen
The only optometrist in western Nebraska certified by the American Academy of Optometry as a contact lens specialist.
2409 Box Butte Avenue 762-4056
THE LITTLE SHEPHERD CHRISTIAN BOOK GIFT SHOP
322 Bo Butte Awe ALLIANCE NE 69301 Phone 308' 762 3754 COME SHARE A BLESSING
Red jack's Body Shop
604 W. 2nd Alliance, Ne. 69301 762-3028
lake Razo, Owner Bumper to Bumper Service
TH€ CHOICE OF A NGW GENERATION
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762-4475 914 W. 10th Alliance, NebraskaThe
Life Insurance Company
i Q u'ahty 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 Casey Brittan
Melissa Anderson, Michelle Kamerzell, and Kim Taylor
719 Flack Ave. 762-3387
Con gra tula tions, Senior Graduates of 1986
"THE HOTTEST SPOT IN TOWN"
WITH FREE ICE CUPS
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Beck's Light Dark
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"The only store in Western Nebraska to carry LONG-NECK BOTTLED BEER”
Ads 137Congratulations Seniors of 1986
m a r+'"GOOD LUCK TO OUR BULLDOGS"
308 BOX BUTTE AVE.
ALLIANCE. NE 69301 (308) 762 2930
NEIL S 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
Congratulations to the Class of 1986
Cover—Jones Motor Co.
3rd and Big Horn
Ads 139DISCOUNT STORE
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. . FRANCHISED SERVICE
HAMILTON SERVICE CENTER
843 W. 6TH ST.
ALLIANCE. NEBR. 69301
Owner Phone 762-25 1 0
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Box Butte Vision Clinic
Congra tula tions to the Class of 1986
lawn and garden center
Fertilizers, Chemicals, Pesticides
211 W 3rd St. 762-3941
Service Center lube and oil changes minor engine repair
Full Self-Service Gasoline Goodyear Tires 1203 W 3rd 762-1524
140 AdsR. K. Nelson Associates
The Alliance High School Marching Band
R.K. Nelson Thomas H. Goaley Mark S. Miller Lloyd A. Softley Larry H. Curtiss Sharon Hashman
Kim Jensen Darlene Johnson Patti Muldoon Joyce Borcher Cindi Billick
Bob Schott Mike Benedickt Peggy Chouanard Vikki Bolek Susie Krause Emily A. Wilken
Only The Best
For The Best Class Of '86
Preserving Memories For Over 67 Years
Portraits By WorleyDOCTOR C £ j IT £ r
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D.N. Taylor, jr., D.D.S. D.D. Shannon, M.D.
R.J. Morgan, M.D. D.N. Taylor, Sr. D.D.S.
Congratulations to the class of 1986!
Ads 143Radio Shack Dealer GO 42 HATCH’S STEREO SHOP (308) 762-5463
1315 West 3rd Alliance, NE
210 Box Butte 762-4670
Congratulations to the Class of 1986
Alliance Class Co., Inc.
1004 E. 10th Alliance, NE 69301 762-6868
"Give us a break"
I FIRST FEDERAL LINCOLN
Alliance Office 223 Box Butte Ave.. Box 579 Alliance, NE 69301
Savings Accounts — Loans FREE Checking Accounts VISA
All accounts insured to $100,000 by the FSLIC
Marilyn K. Zellaha 762-2160
Joy Ushio Betty Ushio
314 Box Butte
Floor Covering — Wall Covering Paint
Congratulations to the Class of 86
144 AdsThe Guardian State Rank
DONALD D STULL
Chairman of the Board and Trust Officer
C. W. GRIFFIS
LANE R. NANSEL
President DALE BORG
Senior Vice President
KENNETH L. LITTLEJOHN
Senior Vice President
JERRY L. BEAGLE
Senior Vice President
JAMES E. ABBOTT
JAMES C. NELSON
Vice President and Cashier L. LEROY SCHOMMER
ROBERT J. LAUER
MICHAEL K. DARVEAU
Vice President MERLE SHELBOURN
Vice President and Manager Cody Brandi BRIAN W. LUNDY Vice President DARYL E. KREJCI
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
IDONNA M. MINNICK
GLENDA L. SHANKLAND
The Financial Center of Western Nebraska
224 Box Butte
762-4400Alliance Job's Daughters Bethel 3
Left to right front row: Hope Strang, Traci Lindsay, Sue Suprano, Valerie Curtiss, Jenelle Johannes, Lora Howell. Row two: Nikki Schnell, Jaimi Moravek,
Teri Herman (gr. Princess), Tami Ushio (Honored Queen), Ken Taylor (Jr. Princess), Jennifer Skeen, Mindy Mashburn, Kim Rathbun, Carolyn Hansen. Row three: Shelly Thompson, Colleen Finegan, Janice McCall, Vikki Curtiss, Tori Hoxworth. Jenni Moyle, Penny Colerick, Alice Ruble, Angie Clark. Row four: Stephanie Sever, Nicole Flores. Chris Hitchcock, Joei Brunt , Missy Skeen, Vicki Dickenson, Katie Schnell, Deena Contonis. Not pictured: Renee Bills, Katie Kimmel, Vanessa Curtiss, Cheryl Furman.
1985 Choir Champions Best Wishes to the Seniors
1 6 AdsFamous Clothing
Men's Clothing and Furnishings
Box Butte Nebraska
Alliance Plaza Shopping Center Open 24 hrs. Daily —7 Days a Week
Dave Fisher, Mgr.
Ed's Used Cars 323 Flack 762-3931
Everyone drives a used car
Congratulations to the Class of 1986
(•onion and Ko.sa l.cc Ho
S08 tAST 4TH STREET ALLIANCE NEBRASKA 69B01
"NEW AND USED VEHICLES"
Alliance T.B.A. and Auto Sales
Francis Mix 715 Flack Avenue
Claude Hammond Alliance. Nebraska
Dr. Gene Giles D.D.S.
Tedi Smith Teresa Egar Lari Herman
Alliance Lumber Co.
"Your Friendly Yard"
1020 West 3rd
Where Quality Brand Name Furniture is Sold for Less
Free Delivery, Free Parking,
West 3rd 762-6980
Ads 147Jason Odell and Brad Williams
Williams' jewelers R.L. (Bob) Williams 317 Box Butte
Crum, Melick. and McAndrew
Rhoads Women's Apparel
Sunset Motel and RV Campground
Todd's Body Frame Shop
Who provides electric service in the rural areas of the following counties?
PANHANDLE RURAL ELECTRIC
Paul Phaneuf ManagerWester rBznk
1204 West 3r JStreei • PO Bo 4S8 • Alliance. Nebraska69301 • Phone 308 762-5302
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F.D.I.C. Insurance 762-5302
of 100,000 1204 West 3rd St.
on each P.O. Box 458
Account Ronald L. Hiatt President Alliance
State Farm Insurance
Dr. R.C. Dietrich, O.D.
B T Equipment Repair
Bedient Litho Printing
The 1985-86 Annual Staff
Class of 1986
and Best Wishes
for a Successful
and Happy Future!
Becci Thomas Susi Wrighl
Flowers Plants Arrangements Gifts 315 Box Butte Alliance. NE 69301
(308) 762 8200
Good Food-Good Fun 2 18 West 3rd 762-1634
Alliance Motors Unlimited
Sales, Service, Automotive Tune-up and Repair Harland O. Johnson, Mgr.
762-3480At the Alliance National Bank We are blazing the trail for you
Serena Jones and Tammy Jones
See us for all financial needs, checking accounts, auto loans, and savings plans.
FIVE C.M. LINES
PHONE (308) 762-3855
Ads 151ALLIANCE RAILROAD EMPLOYEES
POST OFFICE BOX 697 ALLIANCE, NEBRASKA 69301
Area Code 308 TELEPHONE 762-5702
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EMPLOYEES WHO LIVE AND WORK ON THE ALLIANCE DIVISIONKentucky Fried Chicken
910 Flack Alliance, Nebraska 762-3980
No one else does it
THE Ilf m. — —- Elaine’s Art Studio and Gallery
Dr. Gary D. Christensen, D.D.S.
WATERBED Turf Rental
STORE Carter Sales
Michael L. and Bonnie Pelster Owners B. J.’s Hair Salon
Friends and Neighbors Book Store
Markei's Pittsburg Paints
tJfe Good Samaritan JL Village
Bernie s Ace Hardware
Where in Christ's 1 Love Everyone is someone. Retirement apartments to full service nursing care. Snyder’s Vacuum
Alliance Tractor and Implement
Dr. Floyd E. Brown, Chiropractor
If you want to spend time with the elderly as an employee or volunteer call: 762-5675 Nebraska Typewriter and Equipment of Alliance, Inc.
Ads 153 Home of the Tele-Communications, Inc. Community T.V. HOH. Alliance Auto Supply 114 East 3rd 762-2610 INflPfll P0C Alliance -‘
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF '86!! — wormERii uuws uwo cattle aceucy P.O. Drawer 760 308-762-3155 Keith Sorum - Owner Alliance, Nebr. 69301 "Specializing in Ranches Farms" Plain's Implement Motor Company John Deere, Eversman Farm Hand 10th Highway 2 762-5Q7Q
Podhaisky Insurance Agency "Your Protection Is Our Policy" 104 East 6th Street Alliance, Ne 69301 308-762-5321 Montgomery Ward Crowe's Sales Agency 762-3954 216 Box Butte Congratulations to the Seniors of 1986
Mandelberg's Big A Auto Parts Serving Western Nebraska for 62 years Phone: 762-1516 311 West 3rd Street 154 Ads Thiele Drug Co. 304 Box Butte "The Old Store With New Ideas" Gifts, Russell Stover Candies. Cosmetics, Colognes. Prescriptions A Supporter of Alliance High School ActivitiesAlliance 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 1986
Aadland, Hope 96 Ackerman, Callan 104 Ackerman, Marvin 57 Adams, Brad 44,70,86,90,110, 115,144 Adams, Justin 104 Adams, Tate 64,70,86,90.104 Aguallo, John 21,35,110 Aguallo, Korena 23,104 Allen, Casey 110 Allen, Chris 19,104 Allen, Shawn 10,21,23,28,29,
70,80,110,112,156 Anderson, Darcy 34,104 Arrington, Joelle 78.110 Aruffo, Larry 21 Aruffo, Tony 104 Aspinall, A.J. 96 Atkins, Jeanie 19,118
Baas, Chris 104 Baas. Debbie 96 Bakkehaug, Shari 35,110 Balder son, John 18,21,22,23, 77.110 Bandel, Janet 53 Barker, Paula 73.96 Barner. Brenna 7,21,75,82,83,
220.127.116.11.164 Bartling, Tony 77,110 Batt, Jennifer 110 Bauer, Bobby 80,90,118 Bauer. Matt 118
Bauer, Tina 79,110
Bazis, Andre 72,96
Bearden, Doug 118
Beck, Terri 42,118
Beckhoff. Laurie 118
Behm. Bryan 118.128
Behm, Dana 110
Behm, Mark 104
Bell. Tracy 19,20,75,79,82,104
Berry, Shauna 20,96
Bills, Renee' 73.84.96,102.146
Bills, Stan 84
Bishop. Spence 70,77,104 Blanchard, Perry 104 Blaylock, Teresa 18.104.22.168.
93,96,135 Blume, Brent 52,85,96 Bolek. Tara 96 Bolen. Cheryl 17,18,31,104 Bolinger, Amber 104 Bolmger. Larry 110 Boness, Bill 70,22.214.171.124 Boness. Dick 4,51 Boots. Bill 104 Bourquin, Mike 11,15,21,44. 110
Boyce. Bill 70,86,104 Braden. Bobbie Jo 88,96 Brammer. Dawn 11,75,82,88,
89.104.164 Brass. Jeanne 7
Brass. Stacy 20,23,74,75,82, 110
Bredenkamp, Jody 23.73,84,
Brehm, Douglas 96 Brehm, Vickie 118 Brixius. Brek 118 Brommer, Penni 39,60.61.110 Brost, Heather 10,21,119 Brown, Dan 96 Brown, Gwen 96 Brown. Wayne 64,77,78,85,90, 97
Bruntz. Jeff 119,156 Bruntz, Joei 11.40,60.75.104. 146
Buchmeier, Kim 19,104 Bull. Dwayne 54,90,119 Bull. Sandy 17,31.42,82,110 Bunce, Jodean 23,97 Burgess, Eddie 19,22.70,90.92. 110
Burgess, John 19.22.104 Bush, Ron 56.77.119 Bussinger, Dayna 105 Bussinger, Rob 119
Carnine, Dan 43,90,93,110 Carr, Mike 119 Carter. Kasey 72,97 Caudle, Cassie 119 Chase. Cindy 78,97 Chaulk. Vicky 110 Chouanard, Larry 15,110 Chouanard, Mary 14,17,31,84,
88,97 Christensen, Ellen 60 Christensen. John 21,22,77,
Chytka, Al 57
Clark. Angie 17,18,27,105,146
Clark, Coleen 97
Clark, Sherry 19.22,42.88.119
Cline. Eldie 7,105
Cobb. Steffanie 27,79,111
Cody. Cheryl 21,111
Coffee. Pat 57,90
Cole, Jamie 105
Colerick, Penny 21,23,105,146
Colwell, Greg 126.96.36.199.
Colwell. Jeff 10.21.70.77.80.
105,109 Contonis. Chris 188.8.131.52 Contonis, Deena 6,44.75.82.
119.146 Cook. JoAnne 97 Cornish, Alan 133 Corson. John 97 Cottrell. Brett 119 Cottrell, Chad 97 Craig, Mary 18,20,111 Crawford, David 70.111 Cross. Shawn 105 Cullen, Pam 15 Cullen, Pat 54,80 Cumpston, Scott 90,111 Curtiss. Valerie 17.19,20,31,
184.108.40.206 Curtiss, Vanessa 9,18,40,60,
220.127.116.11.105.146 Curtiss. Vikki 20.39.40,59.60,
146.164 Cushing, Karra 76,88,93,111
Darveau, Dustin 90,105 Darveau, Scott 44,67,111 Daugherty, Doug 34,111 Davis, Allison 39,97 Davis, Mike 119 Davis, Wayne 105 Debus. Suzanne 119 Decker, Trent 18,111 Dee, Sharon 119 Degan, Darla 7,15.105 D'Ercole, Jeff 105 DeTar, Steve 19,70,97 Dickenson, Vicki 75,79,82,105. 146
Dillard, Krystal 105 Dilley. Kent 119 Dimmitt, Sue 57 Dobrovolny. Steve 119 Dobson. Brenda 39,73,75,82. 105
Dobson, Duane 80 Dobson. Kim 20,44,120 Donnelly, Robyn 97 Drabbles, Tad 111 Drumheller. Melanie 73,84,97, 135
Drummond, Mark 97 Dudley, Brett 19,22,97 Dufek, Lisa 73,84,97.102 Dufek, Michele 120 Dunbar. Desi 15,111 Dunovsky, Jeni 34. Ill Duran, Michelle 111 Duran. Mike 97,102 Dutton, Todd 72,90,97 Dye, Teresa 34,105
Edgerton. Becky 120 Edwards. Doug 120 English, Jim 86 Escobar, Leticia 58,120 Evert. Kevin 120 Ewing, Irene 111
Feddersen. David 70,80.92.111
Fero, Gina 105
Fester. Ken 111
Fiebig, Lila 58
Finegan, Colleen 146
Finegan, Robb 18.104.22.168.
120,156 Finkey. Gelinda 105 Firestien, Carey 19,30.73,84,
88,92,97 Flair, Jennifer 23.97 Flores. Nicole 146 Forney, Austin 6 Forney, Joey 20,39.120 Forsstrom, Anna 97 Fosket, Wendy 39,97 Foster, Sherri 97 Fought, Joel 105 Fox, Kathleen 35,73,97
156 IndexFraedrichs, Lori 21,23.35,111 Franklin, Jane 34.97 Franklin, Susan 38,40,43,58,
60,66.120,129,164 criesen, Gregg 86 Friesen, Terri 82 Fritzler, Angela 111 Fritzler, Joni 18,111 Fritzler, Marty 120 Frye, Ron 120
Furman, Cheryl 18,23,78,105. 146
Gallagher. Todd 90,105 Gardner, Gina 111 Garrett, Gina 15.20.44,120 Gasseling, Jeff 22.214.171.124 Gasselmg, Travis 19,72,97 Geisler, John 19,85,97 Geist, Rich 70,120 Gerlich, Dan 19 Gerlich. Karen 88.92,120 Glassbrenner, Andy 72,97 Godwin. Kelly 18,97 Godwin, Wendy 18,20,111 Golding, Gene 105 Gonazlez, Julianne 120 Gonzalez, Audrey 21,75,120 Gonzalez. Eric 97 Gonzalez. Gabe 19,21.97 Gonzalez. Samantha 20,23,111, 115
Goode, Jereen 23,120 Govier, Trey 21,23,29,45,111 Graff. Jim 19.21.22,23,30.31.
90,120 Graff. Kathy 26 Graham, Paige 23,73,97 Grasmick, Julie 120 Green. Elzetta 105 Green. Eric 126.96.36.199.28,30.
86,120,164 Green, Kathy 27,105 Green, Natalie 188.8.131.52.39, 105,108 Gregg, Ali 97 Gregg, Paul 111 Griffith. Amanda 73.84,88,97 Grundmeier, David 105 Gunia, Sandy 21 Guthrie. Phil 105
Haggard, Valorie 111 Hall. Missi 111 Hall. Ward 70.77 Haller, Angie 106 Hamilton. Barry 111 Hamilton. Troy 97 Hammond, Mark 19,70,77,80, 106
Hammond. Rhonda 19.98.103 Hancock, Kirk 106 Hansen. Carolyn 146 Hansen. Randy 70,80,120 Hansen, Tammy 98 Hanzes, Marci 98 Hardy, Scott 98 Harger, Crissy 40,60,61,66,78, 122
Harger, Kathi 79 Harris. Jamie 38,122 Hart. Doug 6,70,122 Hartman, Leonard 38.56.57 Hartwig. Jill 23,39,73.84,88.98 Hashman, Dena 111 Hawk, Jim 64
Hawk, Troy 76,77,80,92,106 Heap, Alan 106 Heckman, David 7,70,86,122 Hedrick. Tim 21,122 Hedrick, Tony 111 Hempel. Dan 18,22,122 Hendersen, Peter 58 Herian, Jay 122 Herman. Brad 70,112 Herman. Teri 146 Hermstad. Tammy 112 Hernandez, Georgia 122 Hernandez, Reuben 98 Higgins. Marilyn 39,40,78,122 Hilligoss, Dave 112 Hinkley, Dee Anna 112 Hinton, Brian 63,77.122 Hirter. Jason 80 Hitchcock. Chris 146 Hofmann. Oralene 23,29,59 Hofmann, Ron 57,73,79 Hofmann, Ronda 23,73,79,84,
Hofmann. Ross 7,19.31,70,90.
Hood, Jeff 76,80,92,112 Hoover, Scot 21,77 Hopp, Bridget 112 Horn, Derek 72,77,80,98 Horsley. Kerri 23,98 Horsley. Kim 106 Horton, Jeremy 34,72,98 Horton. Lyle 34,70,106 Houser, Penny 122
Howell. Joanna 112 Howell. Lora 146 Hoxworth, Tori 11.19,56.106, 146
Hudson, Larry 19,22,106 Hudson, Scott 7 Hume. Wendy 40,41,112 Huss, Dan 19,98
Irvine. Jerry 72,98
Jansante, Val 55,70,71,82,90 Jedlicka, Kenny 98 Jedlicka, Sheri 44,112 Jensen, Steve 106 Jesse. Brian 106 Johannes, Jenelle 18,39.73.84,
88,98,103,146 Johns. Traci 98,101 Johnson, Angie 88,98 Johnson. Beverly 106 Johnson, Brad 39,40.45.66,
122,129,164 Johnson, Dave 34,57 Johnson, Jamie 106 Johnson, Travis 39,60,122,164
Jones, Kathy 122 Jones, Lori 112 Jones, Patricia 57 Jones, Serena 106 Jones, Tammy 73,98 Jurgens, Aaron 72,85,98
Kamerzell, Michelle 21,44,78,
112,164 K am merer. Corey 98 Kammerer. Jeff 122 Kathrineberg, Sherman 98 Kaufman. Kelly 10,78,82,122 Keane, Doug 106 Keder, Dinah 20,112 Kendle. Rusty 98 Kerns, Marci 17 Kerr, Kris 13,45.112 Kiewel, Bryan 19,106 Kiewel. James 19,22 Kiewel, Philip 99 Killman. Sheleen 106 Kimmel, Katie 146 Kindle. Kris 77,106 King, Vickie 122 Kirkpatrick, Bart 99 Kissner, Billie Jo 112 Kissner, Paul 90,99 Kling, Kan 99
Kloch, Cathy 57
Knight, Kevin 112
Knight, Kyle 99
Knote. Thomas 122
Koester, David 18,122,129
Kolesar. Mary 52
Kollars, Leisa 42,67,73,75,82,
oo qo in
Koozer. Todd 70,77,80,112 Kozal, Doug 122 Krantz, Charlie 70,80,112 Krantz, Jim 80,122 Krause, Ray 34 Kriz, Rod 99 Kuehn, Jim 64,65,76,90 Kutschke, Karla 122
Lair, Andrea 23,73,99 lair, Wendy 112 Lambert, Jim 77.124,156 Lamborn, Shawn 112 Lamm, Thatcher 90,106 Larsen. Kim 106 Lashley, Sandra 62 Lauer, Jennifer 19,124 Lawrence, Heath 19,85,99 Lawrence, Tom 53 Lee. Phillip 34,99 Leedall, Kerri 99
Joy Margheim and Tami Ushio present Jennifer Lauer with her pin, membership card, and certificate at the National Honor Society induction ceremony. Fourteen new members were inducted on May 11.
Leedall, Shannon 21,86,113 Leever, Chad 184.108.40.206 Lehl, Robert 99 Lehl. Roger 18,106 Lehl, Scott 72 Lessert, Bret 124 LeVasseur, Celena 44,124 LeVasseur, Rhonda 113 Lewis, Angela 113
Lewis, Matt 77,86,92,106 Lindsay. Traci 78.106,146 Littlehoop. Carmen 85,90,99 Littlehoop. Laura 124 Littlehoop. Norman 90 Lloyd, Tammy 75,82,88,89,
124,164 Loomis. Dennis 107 Lore. Bette 76.107 Loutzenhiser. Mike 72.99 Lowther. Amy 79.107 Lowther, David 72,99 Lowther, Ken 22.40.41,60.61 113
Lucas, Melissa 99 Luft, Anne 99.103 Lulow, Jon 19,54,70,107 Lunbery, Angela 113
Maben. Tonja 11,20.113 Majors, Lisa 124 Mandelberg, Becky 73,99 Mannlein, Brent 72,90,99 Mannlein, Larry 59 Manuel. Debbie 21.35.113 Manuel, Denise 19,79,84,99 Marchant. Bill 64 Marchant, Kim 7.18,20,23,31, 59,124 Marchant. Tori 23.84,99 Marcoe. Jim 113 Marcoe. Pat 15,70.80.113 Margheim, Joy 7,11,38,40.60.
61,66.124,129.156,164 Marquez. Fred 21,28.90,113 Marshall. Angie 79,84,99 Martin, Lucy 113 Martinez. Cynthia 21.125 Marx. T.J. 70,86.90.92,107 Maser, Lori 7
Mashburn, Mindy 40.41,107 146
Mashburn, Missy 7,125 Mattley. Wendy 107 McCall, Janice 146 McCall. Richard 52 McCracken, Mike 124 McCune, Darren 70.107.164 McCune, David 124 McDermott. Doug 42.107 McDermott, Rhonda 42.75,113 McDonald, Bob 124 McDowall, Heather 23.73,99 McFall. Jo 124 McFall, Kris 79,107 McGuire. Michelle 99 McGuire, Scott 70.124 McKenney. Shannon 73,99 McLaughlin, Marty 70,124
158 IndexMcLennan. Jeff 99 McMurtrey. Gail 60 Meier. Jason 34.99 Meier. Tania 31,107 Meisenheimer. Mike 125 Mendoza. Laurie 17,18,73,84, 99
Menuey, Lance 15,72,85,90.99 Merritt, Thelma 52,163 Meyer, Kent 22.24,113 Meyer, Troy 107 Midgett, Aaron 99 Miller, Louie 70.113 Miller. Scott 19,72,90,99 Miller. Wendy 19,20,125 Mills. Jeff 7,70.86.125 Minnick. Jason 70,80,90,92,
113,115,164 Minnick, Jeff 72,80,99,102 Mitchell. Marci 88.99 Mittan, Gary 125 Mittan, John 113 Mohler, Connie 107 Moore, Jeff 18 Moore, Steve 80,107 Moravek, Charlotte 7 Moravek. Jaimi 39,73,75,82,
88,89,93.106.107,146 Moravek, Jim 7 Morehead, Coi 34.72,98,99 Morris, Matt 70,86.107 Morrison, Jeff 72,85,90,99 Morrison, Jodi 20,75.113.164 Morrison. Linda 51 Moss. Brad 99 Moss. Mike 107 Moyle, Jenni 146 Moyle, Jon 113 Moyle, Larry 38.51 Muller, Shawn 86,125 Mundt, Kari 113 Murdock, Leigh Ann 107 Murdoff. Terry 9,54,70,107 Murray, Becky 107 Musfelt. David 107 Myers, Bobby 99
Nason, Mike 125
Navarro, David 113
Neal, Jerrold 70.72.86,90.107
Nelson, David 18.76,114
Nelson, Duane 90,107
Nelson, Lee 19.90,100
Nelson, Patricia 62
Nelson. Steve 62,70,90,103
Nelson, Teresa 64
Nelson, Wayne 90.107
Nemechek, Rhonda 76,84,88.
92,100 Nepper, Bruce 125 Newman, Wendy 18,20,23,125 Nielsen. Chrissi 82.107 Nollette. Sean 107 Nunez. Esmeragdo 52 Nye, Barry 125
Odell. Jason 18.22,40.77,114 CMds, Skip 54,70.71 Olson. Jodi 21,107 Olson, John 27.107
Osborn, Sherman 70,107 Overstreet. Lee 18,90.125.129.
Overstreet. Tracy 17,18.40,41,
Parascand. Mitch 70.107 Parenteau, Jill 82 Pauly, Jackie 100 Pauly, Robert 114 Payne. Matt 220.127.116.11 Penny, Kelly 125 Petersen. Eunice 62,63,163 Petersen. Jon 77,86,107 Petersen, Martin 51 Peterson, Kristin 11,18,75,82,
18.104.22.168 Peterson, Matt 19,67,114 Peterson. Sondra 26 Pfannensteil, Cheryl 107 Pfeiffer, Wendy 22.214.171.124 Phillips, John 43.70.126 Phillips. Wendy 1 14 Picket Pin. David 100 Pierce, Tammy 42.75,82,107 Piihl, Kory 70,80.90.93 Pilfold, Sandra 54.75.83,90 Podhaisky, John 70,77,86,106.
Pohlman, Rick 70.108 Polyakov. Ivan 58 Prelle, Chris 100 Prelie. Darla 23,28.35,114 Prelle. Tad 34,100 Price, Christie 44,126 Price, Steve 19,108 Pritchard, Judy 108 Proctor. Kris 100 Pryor, Lorin 108
Rambur, Dave 108 Rambur, Kenny 21,126 Ramirez, Cecila 31 Ramirez, Maria 35,114 Ramirez, Steve 100 Rand. Scott 6,7,60,70.80,126 Rask, Kim 114 Rask, Tina 19,31,88,108 Rathbun, Kim 11,114,146 Razo, Stacey 23,88,100 Redding, Tara 18 Redecker. Julie 100 Redmon, Frank 21,23,25,27, 45,64.114 Reed. Leah 18,100 Reed, Mark 70,108 Reeve. Danielle 108 Reeves, Monte 72,100 Reiman. Kevin 90 Reinhardt, Danielle 79,114 Reinhardt. Diane 79,114 Reno, Bill 51 Renteria. Jesse 18,108 Renteria, Julie 108 Reynolds, Missy 108
Reynolds. Hanae 23.73,84,88. 100
Rhoads. Kodee 108 Rhoads. Tyson 90,100 Richards, Linda 23.114
Richmeier. Denise 23,100 Richmeier. Sheralin 20 Rischling. Dick 17.18,19.26.59 Rischling. Joe 126.96.36.199.77 Rischling, Sue 13.19,21.22,27.
29,108 Rivera. Dolores 114 Rivera. Miguel 15,126 Rivera. Ronnie 72,100 Robb, Gretchin 23,100 Robbins, Brenda 88,100 Roberts, Amy 108 Roberts. Linda 7 Roberts, Teresa 73,84.88.100 Robinson. Ted 52,70.108 Robinson, Tony 114 Roby, Cnssy 42.114 Rohrbouck. Roger 72.85.100 Romick, Joell 21,23,114 Romick, Lora 114 Rosane, Steve 114 Rose. Dwayne 126 Ross. Lenny 100 Ross. Rae Jean 100 Ross. Robert 188.8.131.52.93 Ruble, Alice 18,108,146 Ruble, Anna 62,63 Ryba. Kim 9,39,108
Sabala, Cindy 114 Sabala, Teresa 23.108 Sample, Aldon 52 Sampson, Jody 126 Sanchez. Angelo 100 Sanchez, Bob 70 Sanchez. Carrie 108 Sanchez. Jason 85.100,103 Sanchez. Mary 114 Sanchez, Richard 72,100 Sautter. Dave 64,70,72.85 Schadwinkel, Mary 62 Schafer, Chris 76,90,108 Schafer. Mark 85,90,100 Schafer. Thad 43,114 Schance, Wayne 114 Schlatz. Jom 42.57,75.90 Schlenker, Shirley 73 Schlichtemeier, Jason 70,80, 126
Schmer, Brian 18,22.77.80. 100,102 Schmer, Rachel 17,18.27,45. 126
Schmidt, Carol 114 Schmidt, Loralee 114 Schmidt. Paeter 100 Schnell, Katie 184.108.40.206 Schnell, Laura 114 Schnell. Lisa 100 Schnell. Mandi 220.127.116.11, 126
Schnell. Mike 18.104.22.168 Schnell. Nancy 6.9.74,75.82. 126
Schnell. Nikki 146 Schnell, Pam 65 Schnell. Troy 40.41.108 Schoeneman. Janet 88,108 Schoeneman. Scott 90.92.126 Schuller, Kurt 18.100 Schultz. Wendy 126 Schulze. Dwain 108 Schwanebeck. Derek 35.76.90.
114,115 Schwartz, Carla 126
Schwartz. Chan 100 Schweitzer, Phil 35,60 Segrist, Cathy 79 Segrist, Jay 85,86,90,100 Seidler, Keven 34,114 Sever, Stephanie 19,115,146 Shaw. Patty 17.22.31,42,76, 82.115 Shelmadine. Lannie 86 Sherlock. Diane 15,115 Sherlock, Scott 100 Shimp. Rich 115 Shoemaker, Troy 100 Sievers. Corey 109 Simpson, Brent 70,77,86,109 Skeen, Jennifer 19,56,78,82,
92,115,146 Skeen. Missy 18,78.126,146 Sloan. Jess 109 Small. Joni 75.82.109 Smith. Chris 127.115 Smith. Cynthia 2,115 Smith. Roger 127
Smith, Sandra 35,115 Smith, Tami 88,101 Smith. Vicki 109 Snyder, Paula 101 Soden, Sharma 23.31.101 Softley. Sheri 101 Softley, Steve 109 Speer. Shannon 31 Stark. Kelly 11,39,70,79.82.
Stark. Rod 6,70.127,156 Stephens, Dick 51 Stewart, Wayne 101 Stmnette, Susan 39.127 Stoddard, Chris 14,43,90.115 Stoddard. Tony 80 Stout, Bill 64 Strang, Hope 146 Strang, Troy 70,127 Streff. Gail 101 Suhr, Alicia 109 Suhr, Valerie 101 Sullivan, Steve 109
Suprano. Susan 20.23,39,40,
41,82.109.146 Sutton, Darcy 82.112,115 Sutton, Dawn 1,79,115 Sutton. Dee 40,41,44,75,82, 115
Sutton. Keith 77,101 Sutton. Larry 101 Sutton, Neil 57 Sutton. Stephanie 18,40,41, 115
Tank, Chuck 60,61,86 Taylor. Arlene 21,115 Taylor, Barbara 109 Taylor, Brenda 127 Taylor, Elaine 115
A game of football on a sunny day is a perfect way to relax. These band members spent some spare time just having fun during their trip to Kansas City this spring.
160 IndexTaylor. Keri 22.214.171.124.115. 146
Taylor, Kim 20,115 Taylor, Scott 21.34.72,86.101 Thies, Tim 19,115 Thomas, Kelli 78,109 Thomas. Tracey 101 Thompson. Shelly 19.40,109, 146
Thomsen. Chris 70.109 Thornton, Roger 70 Tilden, Don 115 Tomlin. Jamie 86,101 Tooley. Tom 127 Trenkle, Terry 62 Tritle, Jason 72.85,101 Tritle. Junior 7 Tritle. Kim 20.127 Tritle, Renee 6
Trout. Beth 126.96.36.199,109 Tschacher, Rocky 34,127 Turgeon, Delma 26 Turgeon, Susan 14,17,38,44, 59,127
Underwood, Jeff 127 Underwood. Lisa 109
Ushio. Tami 22.23,38.39,40, 67.74,188.8.131.52.89.93.
Vallejo, Julie 109 Vallejo. Lewis 15,115 Vandewege, Pat 52 VanWinkle. Agusta 128 Varvel, Diana 18.73.84,101 Varvel, LaDonna 42,112,113, 115
Vasquez, Angela 23,109 Vasquez. Ramiro 44 Vaughn, Eric 70,90,115 Vazquez, Juan 21,109 Vazquez, Ramiro 21,23,115 Vogel. Len 55,70,109 VonAschwege. Scott 18,70,86, 90.115 Voss. Paul 72,90,101
Wagenast. Stephanie 18
Waldron. Rusty 72,90,101 Walker. Diane 38,43,128 Wallace. Jeff 109 Wallace. Sue 128 Wallace. Travis 72,101 Walters, Vickie 101 WarBonnet, Lori 40,41,115 Warner, Paul 72,101 Watson. Ty 72,80,101 Waugh. Cynthia 79,84,102 Weekes. Colin 70,86,90,109 Wegenast, Stephanie 23,73,84, 102
Weinell, Wade 72,102 Welch, John 109 West. Carl 34,38,128
West, Rusty 70,115 West, Saundra 23,102 Weston. Mike 49,70,80,109 Weston, Tim 56,70,80 Wilkinson, Kevin 53 Wilson. John 109 Wilson, Kay 24 Wilson, Kelly 109 Wolfer, Darian 102 Wolvington. Mark 128 Wolzen. Becky 115 Woods, Scott 102 Woodside, Stacie 11,19,24.102
Woodsmall. Jackie 109 Wright. Greg 85,102 Wright, Travis 80,109
Yerdon, Paul 109 Zumbahlen. Michelle 76.88 109
Yost. Kelley 184.108.40.206.39.44,
220.127.116.11 Yost. Larry 64.72
It must be Monday. Greg Colwell. Jim Lambert. Jeff Bruntt. and Robb Finegan relax in their Anatomy and Physiology class after a particularly exhausting
162 IndexWith deep regret the 1986 school board accepted the retirement of two of the most devoted faculty members. Eunice Petersen gave 21 years to the Alliance School system teaching English, while Thelma Merritt spent 38 years as the school nurse.
Abby's Wild Rose 150 Alco 140
Alliance Auto Supply 154 Alliance Community TV 154 Alliance Glass 144 Alliance Lumber Co. 147 Alliance Medical Center 155 Alliance Motors Unlimited 150
Alliance National Bank 151 Alliance Railroad Employees' Credit Union 152 Alliance Sta-Nu Cleaners 144 Alliance TBA 147 Alliance Times Herald 150 Alliance Tractor and Implement Co. 153 Alliance Vision Center 136 Annual 150
B and T Equipment and Repair 150
Bates-Landa Funeral Home 148
Bedient Litho Printing 150 Bernie s Ace Hardware 153 B.J.'s Hair Salon 150 Book Rack. The 144 Box Butte Vision Clinic 140 Brown, Floyd E.,Chiropractor 153
Bruce Furniture 147 Buchfinck, Inc. 148 Carter Sales 153 Christensen. Gary D.. DOS 153
Cover-Jones 139 Crum, Melick. and McAndrew. Accountants 148 Dairy Queen 137 Dayco Corporation 153 Dennon's Zesto 148 Dietrich. Dr. R.C.. O.D. 150 Dobson Dodge 148
Doctors' Center 143 Ed's Used Cars 147 Elaine's Art Studio 153 Emerson Quick Stop 136 Famous Clothing,The 147 Farmer's Insurance 144 First Federal Lincoln 144 Freeze Frame 136 Friends and Neighbors Book Store 153
Furman's Furniture 150 Gene's Pharmacy 136 Giles, Gene, DOS 147 Good Samaritan Village 153 Green's Floor Covering 144 Gregory's Insurance 140 Guardian State Bank 145 Hamilton Service Center 140 Hatch's Radio Shop 144 Hayward's Open Range 144 Hoffhaus Gardens 147 House of Photography 142 Iron Horse, The 140 Jack and Jill 147 J and B Discount Liquor 137 Job's Daughters Bethel 3 146
Jus' Gin's 150 Kentucky Fried Chicken 153 K-Mart 138 Kurl and Swirl 148 Lampert Lumber Co. 139 Little Shepherd, The 136 McCarroll's Motel 150 Mandelberg's Auto Supply 154
Marker's Pittsburg Paints 153
Mini Mart 148 Montgomery Wards 154
Neil's Truck Service. Inc. 139 Nebraska Typewriter and Equipment Co. 153 Neuswangers 140 Northern Plains Land and Cattle Agency 154 Occidental Nebraska 148 Ohio National Life Insurance 137
Panhandle Equipment and Repair 139
Panhandle Rural Electric 148 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 136 Plains Implement and Motor Co. 154
Podhaisky Insurance 154 Proper s Conoco 150 Red and Jack's Body Shop 136
Redman's Shoes 150 Rhoads' Women's Apparel 148
R.K. Nelson and Associates 141
Shop n Save 140 Simonson's Sporting Goods Travel 139 Snyder’s Vacuum 153 State Farm Insurance 150 Sunset Motel 148 Thiele Drug Co. 154 Thiele Jewelry 148 Todd's Body and Frame Shop 148
Turf Rental 153 Waterbed Store 153 Wegner Motors. Inc. 150 Western Bank 149 Western Potatoes 140 William's Jewelers 148 Woolrich 148 Worley Studio 142
Ad Index 163Colophon
The 370 copies of the 1986 Alliance High Bulldog were printed by Inter-Collegiate Press, Inc., Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Prices for the yearbook ranged from $15.00 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 Kelley Yost.
The 1986 Bulldog was compiled in eight divisions with the following students responsible for each section:
Opening: Vikki Curtiss, Tami Ushio, Vanessa Curtiss
Fine Arts: Mike Bourquin, Shelly Thompson
Academics: Marilyn Higgins, Jason Odell
Activities: Vikki Curtiss, Tami Ushio
Sports: Crissy Harger, Brad Johnson
Classes: Travis Johnson, Shelly Thompson, Vanessa
Ads: Susan Franklin, Joei Bruntz Closing: Joy Margheim
Photography: Tracy Overstreet, David Koester, Katie Schnell, Wendy Pfeiffer, Stephanie Sutton, Jenelle Johan nes
A special thanks goes to House of Photography, the Alliance Times-Herald, and the Omaha World-Herald for photographs used throughout the book. The editor is especially grateful to Kelley Yost for her artwork which was used throughout the book.
While the fact has never been scientifically proven, Susan Franklin feels sure that making a face eases the difficulty of a hard task.
Though many oppose the use of corporal punishment in schools. Darren McCune finds that it is singularly effective in keeping control in the classroom.
Though gum and bubbles have been strictly prohibited in class for years, students have never been stopped from enjoying both. Dawn Brammer slips in a bubble, while (hopefully) the teacher isn't looking.
164 ClosingNation Stunned by Shuttle Crash
On January 28, 1986, Americans were stunned as they watched on live television the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger as it left on its tenth mission. On board were seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe.
The nation responded with shock, horror, and sadness. Most people had forgotten the imminent danger of every space flight, as there had been so many successful missions. A disaster of this magnitude was totally unexpected.
Immediately, investigaton was started into the cause of the disaster and a search was begun for the remains of the shuttle, as many people questioned the future of the space program. Future shuttle missions were cancelled indefinitely.
While the investigation drug out, people tried to think of how to honor these seven brave Americans. Teacher appreciation awards were founded to carry on the tradition of excellence in education represented by Christa McAuliff, and it was suggested that seven of the newly discovered moons of Uranius be named after the victims. All across the nation Americans mourned the loss of the astronauts.
The disaster sent the nation reeling. The space shuttle missions had become a symbol of the resurgance of patriotism in America. The astronauts who went on the missions were the new heroes, bravely exploring the
unknown "last frontier." In the words of the Rev. Chester R. Mrowka, St. Peter's Catholic Church, in Concord, New Hampshire, "What these seven people 'did was leave us an example, not just... of how to die, but of how to live: that we ought to be reaching out to the stars, and looking ahead . . . They have shown us how Americans can dare to dream. They have shown us that nothing should make us hesi-
"The crew of the space shuttle honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them nor the last time we saw them—this morning—as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye, and slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God."
-President Ronald Reagan
tate. We ought to seek knowledge. We ought to understand science, and we ought to have courage to live accordingly. Christa thought it was a great honor, but she never forgot who she was. She was a teacher."
How did the students and staff feel about the space shuttle crash? While How did the students and staff feel about the space shuttle crash? While almost everyone was upset by the event, their reactions varied.
Many were upset by the presence of a civilian on the shuttle. English teacher Mrs. Pat Nelson said, "It really bothered me, mainly because there was a teacher on board. I guess because she was a normal, everyday person--that brings it more down to earth." Mr. Leonard Hartman thought not only about Christa McAuliffe, but also about the teachers who applied for the position and did not get it. "Since I met the young lady who was up there this last summer, I felt some sense of loss. Then I thought about the people from Nebraska who applied and were finalists. What if it had been one of them?"
Several persons reacted with disbelief. Student Kim Marchant said, "I thought they were lying to me. It's just something that never happens." Jim Graff agreed. "I thought they were just kidding around until I saw it on TV."
Many people were concerned with the effect of the tragedy on the future of the space program. Social Studies teacher Miss Gail McMurtrey replied, "Throughout history, man has risked his life in exploration and, while the space shuttle crash was tragic, I do not think it should stop our exploration of space." Student Crissy Harger concurred, stating, "At first I thought that it was a real tragedy, but then I realized how important the space program is and that this shouldn't affect the future of the space program."
Pilot Michael Smith The Challenger Crew
Judith Resnik Ronald McNair Ellison Onizuka
Francis Scobee Gregory Jarvis Closing 165School life was like a pizza ... a wild conglomeration of articles thrown together that formed a remarkably pleasant whole. Each separate piece helped to make the whole more palatable, while the whole provded a framework for each piece to settle. The year was eaten away by sports, activities, and classes, before drawing to a close. With all the games over, tests taken, report cards handed out, and graduation caps donned and packed away, only the crumbs of memory were left behind. This school year was gone, never to come again—a unique, special gathering of people and events.
However, as this year ended, preparations for the next were already beginning. Graduates prepared for work, college, or military service. The new addition was started, due to be completed by next spring. Clubs planned summer activities and organized for next year. New cheerleaders were tapped, new choir members chosen, and next year's classes pre-registered for.
This year was over--this particular mixture complete. However, next year will come, and the recipe will be altered slightly to fit new tastes. 1985-86 was a special, unique time, but it was only one SLICE OF LIFE.
Football games are a time for the cheerleaders to ham it up--either for fun or just to keep warm. Tammy Lloyd finds that friends can be a great prop when posing for a picture.
ear Ends With New Beginnings
Jason Minnick. Brenna Barner. Jody Morrison, and Michelle Kamerzell made a cameo appearance at Homecoming as Ogallala Indians. Their makeup and mischievous antics spiced up the joint coronation and burning of the A'.
166 ClosingJoy Margheim, Susan Franklin, Kelley Yost, and Joei Bruntz get to experience the ultimate release--smashing whipped-cream pies in Travis Johnson's and Brad Johnson's faces. Smashee Travis Johnson said, "I can’t believe I volunteered for it. Right before I got smashed, I had second thoughts, but I just said what the heck. I thought it was great mousse, but I had to wash my hair a half a dozen times before it came out.'' On the other side of the pan, Kelley Yost thought, "I've always wanted to cream somebody, and the whipped cream didn't taste bad. either. But seriously, if anyone deserved it, Travis and Brad did." Below, senior Eric Green amuses the crowd by participating in a banana eating contest at a pep rally. Unbeknownst to Eric, he was the only one participating in the contest.
Students and staff suffered inconveniences starting in March when ground was broken between the administration building and the high school, as the new addition was started. Few minded the parking problems and longer walks to class, however, since the resulting building would bring new classrooms and more hall space.
Closing 167All are needed by each Nothing is fair or good Ralph Waldo Emerson
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