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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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Patty Hamilton and joe
Tony Wendle and Sandy
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to print paper
For the lirst time in Alton's High's
history the school newspaper will be
published by the vocational printing
classes. The Wood River Printing and
Publishing Company has printed the
Redbird Word for the past l0 years.
Mr. Roben Treise is printing advisor
and Mrs. Marlene Hall is newspaper
4 seniors to compete
in Merit SCh0'3f3hiP whois to say whatys Nora comes from Mexico
Four AHS seniors will compete in I978
Merit Scholarship Competition. Semi-
finalists are Karen Jear- Ryberg, Russell
Schmidt, Karen Slack and Jeffrey Urs.
The students qualified to become semi-
finalists because of their outstanding high
scores on the October I976 PSAT!-
NMSQT. Semilinalists are in the top one
percent of the nation's I978 graduating
ln addition, Albert Fuller was named a
semilinalist in the l978 National Achieve-
ment Program for Outstanding Negro
right with the white?
"What's the best thing to do in the snow?"
Bruce Maxson. . . "Hide alhinosf'
Laura Norton. . . "lil"
Tracy Woolsey. . . "Bury this
Physics ll Glrls. . . " lest the sliding
friction ol Vhetn-U boys going down the
tool' of the Mum."
Dan Dlx. A. . "Make it yellow."
Mr. Joe Clugston. . . nlohaggeningf in
Vol- 11. No. 1 Alton Senior High School, Alton, Illinois Qcgobgf 7, 1971
First play to open Oct. 14
Alton Senlor Hlgh School
2200 College Avenue
Publlehed by the loumallsm classes
and prlnted by the
Vocational Printing classes
Page 1 .... ................,..... P atty Hamilton,
Jonl Scanlon, Martha Bucher
Page2 ........................... .Tony Wendle,
Allcla Holmes, Joel Copley
Page 3 ....... ...................... . Sandy Bates,
Allison Smlth, Brad Darr
Page4 ...........,................,,. .Joe Holden,
Rusty Bllbruclt, Andy Wuallner
Typlstsz. .......... .Lynda Headley, Cheryl
Bradshaw, Debbie Ylnger, Bernle
Echt, Ramona Hartman, Nancy Evans
Photography editors ......... .Klm Drelth,
Business Managers .......... Greg Burton,
Edltorlal Board coordinator. ................ .
Circulation. ................. Mlke Arbuthnot,
Art. ...Debbie Perlea,.lanet Wahlstrom,
Lauren Lowe, Brian MeVey
Exchange Papers .......... Lena Reynolds,
Publlelty .............,............ Layne Simpson
Newspaper Advisor .... ............................. .
Mrs. Marlene Hall
PrlntlngAdvlsor. ...... .Mr.RobertTrelse
Stall: Charles Covert, Marynell
Eastman, Laurie Gray, Chris Mlller,
Larry Nasello, Mark Oeterman,
Roger Smith, Greg Stroube, Jlm
Stroud, Carol Tanner, Charlotte
Berry, Klm Bonnell, Jay Evans,
Tom Fleming, Cathy Harrla, Richard
Hutchlnson, Grady Ingram, Doug
Shane Moore, Mike
Skelton, Kathy Stlrnlck, Mike
Stephens, Roger Stltes, Rlchard
Tlllman, Llsa Wllh-elm, Steve
Wlnkler, Debbie Ylnger, Edlth
Allensworth, Diane Boswell, Rlchle
James, Chrle Llttle, Kevin Carroll
"She is like a little safe, locked, that no
one can open."
She is Helen Keller, one of the most
courageous women of our time. The first
hlay of the year. 'The Miracle Worker", is
the story of Helen fplayed hy Deana Dixj
and her teacher Anne Sullivan fplayed by
Toni Rene McCauley.J
"lt will be a miracle ifyou can get her to
tolerate you," was a typical statement
made to Anne by Helcn's parents anc
Her father, Capt. Keller fMark Elliottj
and her mother, Kate Kellerf.lean Rybergj
are dubious of Anne's talents as a teacher.
Helen's brother is portrayed by Andy
Mohler while Viney, the maid, is played by
The remaining Cast of players include
Brad Meyers, Jackie Starkey, Dianne
Limmerman, Nancy Jackson, Karen
Fischer, Mark Harris, Pam Vrooman,
Chris Mueller, Clay Marquis, Gail Lowe,
Diane Husmann and Kathy Goeken.
The play is directed by Mrs. Diana
Enloe, and Nan Downing is student
The performances will be Friday and
Saturday, Oct. I4 and I5 at 8 p.m. inthe
AHS auditorium. Tickets are fl and can be
obtained through cast members or at
to be held Dec. 28
Champagne lcrost is the tltcnte for this
year's Christmas formal given by the Zeta
Beta Psi and lleta Ciatnntai l'psiion
sororities. The dance will be held on Dec.
28 at Ramada Inn.
Faustus will provide thc entertainment
and Gravetnttn Photography will take
pictures. The price of the dance is 57.50
and the cost ol' the pieturcs will be S5.
Tickets can be obtained front Deanne
House, Alicia Holmes or any sorority
to start Oct. 17
The week's activities are as follows:
Monday, Sucker Dayg Tuesday, Dress up
Day, Wednesday, Grads are invited back
for lunch, Thursday, No Homework and
Be Nice to Teachers Day, Friday, Red and
Grey Day and pom poms will be on sale.
During halftime at Friday night's game
on Oct. 2l, the Homecoming Kings and
Queens from past years will be introduced.
The Homecoming Queen and King will
be crowned at the dance on Saturday
night, Oct. 22. The theme is "Golden
Country' and the band "Lightin"' wiU
The dance will begin at 8 p.m. and end at
ll p.m. The cost is S2 per person in
advance and 52.50 at the door. Tickets can
be purchased in the main office.
Winners in the theme selection contest
were Jeanne Allred, senior, Doug Elzy
junior and Sue Ford, sophmore.
Tennis Wings open
season with smash
by Alllson Smith
The AHS Redwing tennis team,
coached by Mrs. .lo Ann Dillon has
started the I977 season with a smash.
They have defeated Cahokia, 9-0,
Madison, 5-0 and Roxana, 6-I.
The Redwing players are: seniors,
Tracey Stobbs, Melissa Becker, and
Allison Smith, juniors, Nancy Woodford,
Barb Brainard and Monica Stobbs:
sojhomores, Mary Barnett, Liz Weber,
Sheryl Ford, Beth Stobbs and Buggy
Johnson: and freshman, Diane Dick,
Cindy Tiemanrt and Jeanie Vest.
by Steve Winkler
Have you ever done something just
because some of your relatives did it? Well,
that's what Nora Mata did and she ended
up in Alton.
Nora is originally from Mexico City,
Mexico. Her cousin went on a student
exchange from Mexico City to Kansas, so
Nora followed suit and wrote tothe Inter-
national Fellowship lnc. to go on an
exchange. She was chosen to come to
Alton. Another reason for going on the
exchange was to learn English.
She has classes consisting of Student
Senate, art, typing, P.E. and Spanish.
Nora enjoys school, in fact she said, 'l like
Alton High more than anything in the
United States." She could think ofnothing
that she didn't like about America or Alton
High, but the fact that she only speaks
Spanish is a bit of a hindrance.
Nora arrived in Alton on Sept. 2 from
Mexico. She is staying with the Cletus
Keene family. Brenda Keene is a junior at
AHS.,Nora is only I5 years old, a sopho-
more by our standards. However, in
Mexico she is in her third year of secon-
When speaking of the schools in the
United States, she explained, "Some are
the same, some are different. The different
ones are bigger in America, with many
more activities." The only activities in her
school are basketball, volleyball and
soccer. Soccer is a big sport in Mexico.
Nora Christina Dominguez Mata came
to the United States to learn English and
meet new and different people. When
asked if she had accomplished this yet, she
Raewyn loves Ice cream
by Debbie Ylnger
Who's the new girl with the British
accent? She's Raewyn McNeill from
Christchurch, New Zealand.
Raewyn, I8-years-old and a senior at
AHS. came here through AFS and is
staying with Mr. and Mrs. Gail Weinrich
and their daughter Carol, ajunior at AHS.
What does Raewyn like best about
America? "My favorite is the ice-cream
parlor. l've gained seven pounds already,"
said the petite Raewyn. However, she said
she can do withdut the hot weather we had
in early September.
The entire population of New Zealand
l3,000,000l is less than the population of
St. Louis. But the population of her city,
Christchurch, f320,000J is eight times
larger than Alton.
Raewyn is taking these subjects at AHS:
Interior Design, calculus, Radio!TfV.,
American Government and psychology.
She is participating is Student Senate
Raewyn explained the difference from
her school in New Zealand to AHS. "Back
home we have more discipline and had to
wear uniforms." Aren't you glad you don't
have to wear a uniform everyday?
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