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Tony Wendle and Sandy
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National Merit commends seniors
Five AHS seniors were commended for
their scores on the National Merit
Scholarship Competition INMSCJ test.
The students are Richard Edelman, Mark
Elliott, David Hopkins, Douglas Leavell
and David Utterback.
These students represent the top two
percent of graduating U.S. seniors.
Although these students scored slightly
below the level required for Merit Program
panicipants, they do not continue in Merit
ln addition, Deborah Turner has been
named a semilinalist and Kathleen Killion
a commended student in the National
Achievement Scholarship for Outstanding
CASE plans dance
The CASE Christmas Dance will be held
Friday night, Dec. 2 from 7:30 until ll:30
in the cafeteria. Tickets will be on sale at
the door for 11.50. Dress will be semi-
formal. All AHS students are invited
The CASE drama troupe has just been
organized. The purpose is to bring Black
drama and interpretation to the com-
munity and to give AHS students an added
outlet for dramatic skills. Anyone wishing
to join the troupe should see Rita
Campbell or sign up in room 504.
Vol. 11, No. 2 Alton Senior High School, Alton, Illinois
November 10, 1977
Kickers end record season
"It was an especially fine season and I
hate to see it end this way." CXPFCSSCC1
kicker coach Mick Brown.
Alton finished its season on a
disappointing note, by suffering a defeat at
the hands of the Collinsville Kahoks
during the finals of the sub-sectionais.
Even though Alton finished with a loss,
the season was the most successful of
Alton's four years, ending with record of
The team set a school record of 96 goals
scored and 23 goals allowed against them
this year. A tribute to the defense.
The high-scoring Alton machine was led
by co-captain Steve Winkler with 2l goals,
senior Dave Hoag with 20 goals, junior
2nd play set
by Chris Llttle
"You see, I was on my way to the Battle
of Bull Run when something went wrong
with the machine and I landed here, a
hundred years out of my way." states a
In 'Visit to A Small Planet," the house
of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Spelding.fMark
Harris and Robbie Ezellj is invaded by
Kreaton lMark Elliottj, a man from
another time zone. Roger and Gen. Tom
Powers tBrad Meyersi see an unidentified
flying object and witness a man jumping
out of fhis UFO. Kreaton is expecting to
take part in the Civil War, but it's been
over for more than a l00 years.
Other cast members are Karen Fisher,
fEllen Speldingi, Rob Wilson, fConrad
Mayberryjg Jay S8b0, fAidC5l Bob
Mitchell, tDelton 41: Debbie Orban.
QWACD, and Leigh Dalton and Clint
Reinhart, tT.V. techniciansi.
The director is Mr. Cliff Davenport.
At his side will be Karen Savage, student
"Visit To A Small Planet" is a science-
fiction comedy. ln the movie, Kreaton
was played by Jerry Lewis.
The play will be given Dec. 9 and I0 at
8 p.m.,Tickets cost fl and may be obtained
from any cast and crew member or may be
purchased at the door.
Brad Baker with I8 goals and 20 assists and
junior Chris Dunphy with eight goals.
Goalie Doug Leavell, co-captain, also
added tothe books the record of six shut-
outs in a season.
Alton will lose five senior staners to
graduation. They are Dave Hoag, Pat
Pohlman. Pat Schwarte, Doug Leavell and
Steve Winkler. Alton will also feel the loss
of senior reserves James Spann, Todd
Admire and Jerry Cox.
Although Coach Brown will feel the loss
of many talented playess to graduation, he
is still optimistic concerning future years.
"lt was a fine season and Alton soccer is
going to grow and continue to grow,"
stated confident Coach Mick Brown.
Can you see
. . a school day without skips.
. . the cafeteria food not moving.
. . the auditorium without a leak.
. . Kim Bonnell with a pixie.
. . the Main with heat.
. . Joel Copley without a mouth.
. . the bells working in the Annex.
. . Mr. McPhail with laryngitis.
Mrs. Hall without a smile.
a sophomore not hearing about the
swimming pool on top of the Main.
. , . Mr. Bonynge wearing Levis.
. . . not resting after goingtothe4th floor
THE REDBIRD WORD
Alton Senior High School
2200 College Avenue
Published by the journalism classes
and prlnted by the
Vocational Prlntlng classes
ends 11-3 season
The Alton Redwing Tennis team
finished their season with a record of I I-3,
while Tracey Stobbs and Mary Barnett
advanced to the doubles competition in the
state playoffs. Unfortunately, their bid for
a state title was cut short in the third round.
Chorus, band concerts
Music, Music, Music!!! Alton High has
a variety of both instrumental and vocal
concerts coming up.
On Nov. IS, Mr. Larry Crabbs will
conduct both the Symphonic and Concert
orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in AHS auditorium.
Students from Alton High's music
program selected for the Illinois Music
Education Association's Distirict festival
will present a concert Nov. I9 at 7:30 in the
Mr. Greg Cohill and Alton High Jazz
Band will recreate sounds of the big bands
of l940's on Nov. 22 at 7:30.
Hatheway Hall is the scene for this year's
Christmas Choral Concert on Dec. 4.
The Marching 'l00', directed by Mr.
Peter Basola, and the Concert Band,
directed by Mr. Greg Cohill, will present
their concert Dec. I3 at 7 p.m. in the
by Shane Moore
"The Fioftse that Jack built"'? No, it's the
house '. Alton High's two construction
trades c ses are building at Humben
Road ant. :z.1hany Lane in Godfrey.
Students are under the direction of Mr.
Dennis Morgan, the new building trades
instructor who taught last year at St.
Charles, Mo. 'I he house was started last
school year but didn't make it above the
ground. Now, Mr. Morgan has got people
working and already walls are up, the roof
is on, shingles are down and the house is
over half completed!
The house is a ranch style, part brick and
aluminum siding, on one level with a fully-
extended basement underneath. There are
three bedrooms, kitchen with finished
wood cabinets, living room, dining room
and two bathrooms. The house is fully
carpeted. A two-car garage will be at-
There are two building trades classes at
the .I.B. Center. One session meets from 8-
ll a.m. and the second session works from
I2-3 p.m. Students are not just sitting in
the class memorizing and writing about
construction, they are actually out on the
job doing it.
Their work includes carpentry, brick-
laying, plumbing and roofing. The
Vocational Electricity classes. taught by
Although the name sounds fragile,
Powder Puff football is anything but.
Many practice hours are put into
preparation for the game. T0 the
participants, the one game they get to play
is as important as the boys' regular football
season. The game warrants some
Mostjuniors and seniors are in favor of
shelling out some money to get real
referees with black and white striped
uniforms. Referees are paid on tht- ncrage
S30 each game. The Student Council made
roughly S375 on this year's Powder Puff
and Roger Smlth
Mr. Don Maloney, is connecting the
wiring. All of these guys who are getting
experience and learning to work as a
group, hope to make money in construc-
tion after graduation.
The building classes have many
problems to overcome with their house.
Vandalism is a major hazard. Vandals
have torn down the walls, stolen
equipment and written obscenities
.Although no action has been take to stop
these culprits, the class repairs the
Rain is another problem that is being
worked around. When it hits, the guys
work on the inside of the house or stay
back at the Center and study their
textbooks. Cold weather is setting in but
that won't stop the work. Brush fires will
be built on the worksite to provide heat for
the hands to keep the hammers pounding.
"lt will be a fine house and should be
completed by early May," stated Mr.
Morgan. 'The market price value is close
to 08,000 and will be bid by the school
district in June," Mr. Morgan concluded.
needs pro refs
game. The game would pay for the referees
by itself, if the Student Council would be
willing to give up some of the profit.
More important than giving up money,
the players would have to saciificejumping
off sides, holiing and clipping on every
play. A professional referee wouldn't miss
a penalty. A fair game deserves fair play.
The girls are gi- -ig to have to make it worth
the effort of the referees.
There are some sacrifices to he made.
but we think it would be worthwhile. lt
would eliminate some of the familiar
complaints that the referees were paid off
in cookies and clean up the field play.
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