Altus Senior High School - Bulldog Yearbook (Altus, OK)

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Contents Student Life 8 Organization 38 Academics 82 Sports 98 People 128 Index 184 Dinner Theater emcee Bobby Sheffield announces the closing number for the program that typified the school — excellence solid thru and thru. zu Bulldog 1983 Volume 50 Altus High School 400 North Park Avenue Altus, Oklahoma 73521 Title 1On the run and ready for action at all times, the Bulldogs swarm onto the field, hoping for a fast kill. Fired up and full of pep, the team remains spirited throughout every victory and defeat. They remained as one throughout the year, solid thru and thru. T Celebration Forty-nine yearbooks had told the story of a school founded by pioneers in the middle of a prairie in southwest Oklahoma and how the school had been nurtured because it was the focal point of pride for an entire community. Years had been lost during the depression and war years when money was in short supply, so that volume fifty was a continuation of a story that was ninety-one years in the making. But volume fifty was not the only thing to celebrate. The fact that the school had continued to grow from a one-room building to a complex that sat on 72 acres was something to celebrate. The support that the community had continued to pour upon the school was also worthy of celebration. Volume fifty would be just another chapter in a story that was solid thru and thru with causes for celebration. V 2 Opening A decorative touch is added to students' cars during the homecom- ing week activities. Adding another strand of toilet paper are juniors James Bailey, Mark Causey and Amber Garrison. Studies of fruit flies were conducted by the Biology II students of Mrs. Cen- ci Hardee. Students were required to determine the sexes of the flies under the microscope. Juniors Jeff Owens, Tammi Bolden and Renee Dickey ex- amine their specimen. Opening 34 Pride Solid Thru and Thru i i p eing a senior at Altus High School is D an awesome experience. I wouldn’t want to be a senior anywhere else.” said Sherry Murphy. Pride for Sherry and other students was something they took for granted. Saying "I'm from Altus” was something they did readily and felt com- passion for those who hailed from less lofty portals. The pride showed in the way that students reacted to hearing that That Altus Band had gotten another superior ranking at a contest, or that a student had been elected to a state office in an organization, or that Greg Russell was a National Merit semi-finalist. It was expected. They should excel — they were from Altus. Even when the football team lost its first six games, the pride did not falter. Cheers were no less supportive and no fewer students showed up for games. Pride was solid thru and thru. OpeningLunchtime offers sophomores Kathy Rhodes and Edwina Shaffer a chance to get in a few extra minutes of study. Friday night may not have always brought a win, but the game brought much excitement. As the game nears its final seconds, Bettilou Bryce an- ticipates the outcome. As the football team leaves for its bout against Pampa, Ms. Bulldog raises a cheer to send them off fighting. Kim DeWeese, as mascot, attended every game along with the cheerleaders. Opening6 Taking It In With the unspent heat of mid-August still beaming down, students pulled themselves away from summer activities or inactivities and trudged back to school. Moans and groans may have gone before, but it was an eager group of students that appeared for registration. Who would have wanted to miss out on all the excitement of rushing from class to class, or try- ing to do algebra homework in Spanish class, or of sneaking peeks at the seniors’ hall decorations during Spirit Week? Who could have stayed away when the Bulldogs beat Putnam City North 28-19? No one would have wanted to miss Beverly Garrison being crowned Homecoming Queen or seeing Mrs. Ruth Ferris put in jail by an unrelenting Mr. Jack Diltz at the Halloween carnival. It was a year filled solid thru and thru with wonderful memories. Opening Computers were used daily by seniors Kathy Burton and Dwayne Kilgore, who both became skillful operators. A Putnam City Panther, played by junior Gina Wolfe, sits obediently while junior Andrea Stone drenches her with a con- coction referred to as the junior spirit. After hours of practice, a perfect halftime performance is executed by band members Ernie Lein, Renie Reid and Mike Parks. Opening 7Oklahoma State Employment Service ad- ministered a dexterity test to DE marketing students. The number of rings Trisha Nutter places on the rod in a given time determines how high she scores. 8 Student Life DividerFilling up on Student Life Slow dancing to the music, making the drag, lying in the sun, studying for a test, working for a living — these were only a few of the ac- tivities that made up the life of the typical stu- dent. From school, to work, to home, to play, the hours were spent sometimes with one’s mind on the future, sometimes looking back and sometimes just in the pleasure of the moment. Life had its exciting moments such as waiting for the announcement that Beverly Garrison had been selected Homecoming Queen. Tender moments were spent snuggled up close to that special person. Fun and excitement were ex- perienced by those who got involved with Spirit Week. The fact that the football team had a los- ing record for the second straight year pro- voked sadness in even the stoutest hearts. In the end the year would be another chapter filled solid thru and thru with memories of another day when the heart was young and life was fun. The tryouts for the all-school production, "West Side Story,” could be nerve-racking for anyone. Alice Dant- zler and Kortni Gibbons rake up enough courage to try for a position as a dancer. Student Life Divider 9Summer allowed time to do those things that one enjoyed. One thing Robbie James thoroughly enjoys is keeping his Chevy pick-up spotless with frequent cleanings. To get a tan was a major goal for the hotter months. Soaking up the sun and enjoying their friends are Michelle Yorn, Lisa Cash and Laura Bowman at the new swimming complex. 10 SummerEverybody’s favorite season, summer was The Breaking Point Qummer was the time to break r from school, to get away from that every night homework and early curfew. Almost everyone’s favorite season, summer was a time to enjoy. Michelle Dixon said, “It's my favorite season because it’s when you can get together with all your friends and go to the lake or just mess around town." When students were not at the lake they could usually be found at a nearby pool or out of town on vacation. Monique Martin spent most of her summer in Hawaii just getting a tan and enjoying being away from home in the nice weather. Some students did not have to go out of state for vacation. They just went to Oklahoma City for a concert or to Crossroads Mall for a little sum- mer shopping. Many students did not get a chance to go on vacation because they had to work. If you were in Bet- tilou Bryce’s, Leslie Bryant's, Kim Deweese’s or Kelly Southall's place, the job was just as good as a vaca- tion. All four worked as life guards at the city pool. Water and sun make summer fun for Eric Aspenson a he takes a dive. Back to school shopping could be enjoyed at leisure In the summer. New sisters Lori Bair and Erin O’Rear try to decide which sweaters to buy while shopping at Anthony’s. Summer 11Stretching the Buck High prices, faltering economy — reasons to go to work A penny saved may once have been a penny earned, but in the days of inflation, a penny would buy nothing and a dollar very little. With money as tight as it was, many students chose to go to work. Why? The main reason was to have their own money so they could buy exactly what they wanted, when they wanted it, without having to ask their parents. Some students had different motives for working. Mark Causey worked to help his parents put him through col- lege. Angela Taylor said, "I like working at Putt-Putt because I like meeting all the people. I meet all kinds of people. Believe me!" The biggest motivation for working was making enough money to buy a car. Working was also a source of security to most students. It gave them the assurance that if they ever had to, they could make it on their own. And of course, when they were able to buy a car and pay their own rent, there was a certain amount of pride they felt in themselves because they had finally proved that they could and would survive a faltering economy. Rain or shine, sleet or snow, bag boys mutt carry groceries to the cart of shoppers. Nice weather and a friendly customer make Doug Ogletree's job easier. Good attitude was important in dealing with the public. Wade Brinkman manages a genuine smile as he waits on a customer at Model T where he enjoys his work.While tennis was Scott Parker’s favorite pastime he enjoyed most other sports as well. Working in the sporting goods department at K-Mart was just the job for him. He not only checks mer- chandise, he admires it as well. Decisions! Decisions! Erin O'Rear cannot decide whether to buy or fold the new merchandise. Students who worked in clothing stores often spent much of their money before they left the store.Girls considered getting flowers a special occa- sion. When Tammy Truax receives a Homecom- ing mum from her favorite guy, she considers it a very special occasion. Possibly the most talked about movie of the year, "E.T." won the heart of many a student. Lori Hamel looks over the preview sign before getting in line for a ticket. 14 Spare TimeTime in Between On a Friday or Saturday night, or any other night, as a matter of fact, one could always find students "cruising the drag” or “hanging out" at Kens. If they were not on the drag, they were probably out somewhere “munching down” on a taco at Taco Tico or a Big Mac at McDonalds. As the price of gasoline soared, students began piling into cars and forming car pools. Students learned the meaning of togetherness. Even though most students thought so, "cruising the drag” was not the on- ly thing to do. For instance, there were Putt-Putt and video games. Some students enjoyed bowling. Others could have a good time just “rocking out" to Foreigner, Styx, or Cheap Trick. The movies were a popular form of entertainment in Altus. Probably the most popular film of the year was E.T., The Extra Terrestrial. Some students, like sophomore Henrietta Goodlow, enjoyed watching soap operas for entertainment. Her favorite soap opera was “General Hospital.” She said, "I like it because it's like real life.” Just like everything else, there were always two sides. Renee Barker did not like soap operas because she said, “They are stupid and are too dramatic.” Bobby Jeffery said, "The plots are unimaginative." What students did in their spare time varied as much as personalities. Riding around, listening to music and sleeping were among the favorite things to do. A few students did not have to worry about what to do in their spare time — with school and jobs they had very lit- tle. Jeff Lancaster said, "I would just enjoy being able to have spare time." Junior Rochelle Barker spent her spare time making money while sophomore Steve Lee spent his spare time just talking to girls and friends. Keeping the body In shape and shaping up in all tha right places took time and energy. It Is energy well spent for Tammi Hicks as she works out at Magic Mirror. Western Oklahoma State College hosted Senior Night for all area seniors. Rene Underwood and other seniors enjoy the music and dancing. Spare Time 15People one could count on made a Friendly Difference On the drag, in the cafeteria or at a football game, one could always find students. They may have been out having a good time eating, cheering or just "bumming around," but they all had one thing in common. They were with their friends. Friends were an im- portant part of high school life. Friends were usually made easily at school. Some of the “buddies" that might have been seen were, seniors Carrie Marsh, Gina Boaldin and Susan Hans. Juniors Mark Dodson and Wade Brinkman went as far as to have the same classes together. Even best friends Lori Bair and Erin O’rear, also juniors, became step-sisters when Lori’s dad married Erin's mom. Friends served many purposes and meant different things to students. Anyone could be a friend. There were even "just friends" relationships between boys and girls. One example was Cynthia Eaglin and Mark Causey. Why were friends so important? “You wouldn't be anybody without a friend," Sherry Lutz, junior, said. Bumby Hansford, junior, said, "You have to have friends to do anything in life. You can't just shut yourself up in the world." “My friends have always meant a great deal to me. They are people I can count on, and I want them to be able to count on me. A friend is someone I can laugh with, cry with and be myself without acting like someone I'm not,” Leah Taylor, senior, said. Students had everything from their hangouts to their hang-ups and from good times to bad times, and friends helped make the days more bearable and the nights more exciting. One of the mott fun things to do with your friends was to eat. Anna Gray and Shelby Bowens enoy eating lunch together at Bulldog Haven. Friends were good to have around, not only for fun, but also for help on homework. Cecilia Troxell and Lisa Russell help each other In their spare time In class. 16 FriendsThere were friend , and there were friends. A very special friendship was shared by Lori Bair and Wade Brinkman who are enjoying a football game together. The traitor, Roy Thevenot, who put his best friend behind bars, visits the hardened criminal, George Donelson, at the Lettermen’s carnival. Friends 17Students on their lunch break lounge against a Preppy and cowboy were major styles at school. Corvette and a pick-up driven by juniors Scott Seniors Leslie Bryant and Tammy Conrad and White and George Dickerson. junior Scott White exemplify both styles. 18 Food Fashion Transportation"This hamburger may be big, but my mouth is bigger," junior, Greg Pearce seems to be saying between mouthfuls at Bulldog Haven. The Big Three Food, fashion, transportation Differences and likenesses in the more than 900 people who made up the student body was nowhere as evi- dent as in the clothes they wore, the cars they drove, and the food they ate. Alligators, stick waving men on horseback, horse heads, dragons, little feet, foxes. OK hand signals, and all the letters of the alphabet appeared everywhere in the halls and classrooms. ‘■Preppies’’ were not the only style that invaded the student body. The tradi- tional cowboys, better known as “kickers” or “goat ropers,” also wore their favorite styles which included wear- ing giant silver belt buckles, western shirts, Wrangler jeans, dirty old boots and the stylish straw or felt cowboy hat. Fashion conscious Junior Terri Woodson, looks chic in the new mini-skirt style being seen throughout the school. Cars or trucks were driven that matched the mode of dress of a par- ticular pupil. A few fortunate preppies had fancy sports cars to drive. For exam- ple, Kirk Hullender, senior, drove a Porsche, and Scott White, junior, chose a Corvette. “Kickers” Kelly Southall, junior, and sophomore Winifred Under- wood chose to drive rugged pick up trucks, to match their boots and jeans. Food never departed from anyone’s mind. For the hungry students, pizzas, hamburgers, chicken and burritos were digested. For those who chose more ex- travagant dishes, steaks and seafood were daintily devoured. A laugh Is shared between two friends, sophomores Rhonda Hill and Kim Halloway, over lunch at Bulldog Haven. Bubble gum Isn’t only for kids ... or Is It? Senior Jon Josey sinks his teeth In and blows a fair-sized bubble. Food Fashion Transportation 19New Wave Day brought out all kinds of strange people. Russ Claiborne, Mark Uyak and Joe Bourbois, complete with a canoe, take the show and win first place as DEVO. In the garb of trans-amphibians, Dennis Mar- cha, Raegan Felker, Wayne Sirmons and Taco Hoppe play their way to much enjoyment on New Wave Day.Bulldog Spirit Uncaged Long hours into the night, students from all three classes worked on costumes, skits and, most important, hall decorations. After working past midnight, some students still had homework to do for the next day. Rivalries between classes developed as competition heightened. One sophomore, while trying to “sneak-a- peek” at senior decorations, found himself with "Senior '83" written across his face in blue magic marker. The big event for Monday was the choosing of “Mr. Irresistible." Taco Hoppe, senior, took first; Tony Johnson, senior, took second; and Darin Riggs, senior, and Steve Rincon, junior, tied for third. New Wave Day was Tuesday, and students came to school dressed in mini skirts, tight pants, leg warmers, silver hair and funky glasses. DEVO stole the show at the judging when they arrived in a canoe. DEVO was made up Mark Uyak, Joe Bourbois, and Russ Claiborne, all juniors. Donald High and James Bailey won first on Celebrity Day as Geraldine and Pearl Bailey. They entertained the au- dience with a yell for the Bulldogs. Animal skins, long wigs, and bare feet was the proper attire for Cave Man Day on Tuesday. As Adam and Eve, Carter Crow and Dena Wiginton came in first with the help of Donald High as narrator and Wade Brinkman as the Eisenhower snake. Coming as half-football player and half-cheerleader, Dena Wiginton took first place on Blue and White Day. Tying for first in hall decorations were the juniors and seniors, and the sophomores came in second. Even taping was an Important task when one considered the classes each had an hour to finish their hall. Kim Doughty, Ronl Steen and Julie Bonalewicz get together to get the junior hall completed on time. Spirit Week 21Traditional competition leads to Spirited It was tradition, it was hectic and it was competitive. The week before Homecoming for many years had been spent getting together costumes for dress-up days and putting together ideas for hall decorations in an effort to win the spirit banner during Spirit Week. Sophomores, juniors and seniors became very secretive, suspicious in- dividuals when trying to protect the plans that they believed would win points for their classes. The main idea of Spirit Week — that of building spirit for the Homecoming game — became a bit confusing as each class was determined to win the banner. Some hard feelings developed between the classes and a few friend- ships became strained during the week. But, Bulldog spirit was reunited at the end of hall decorations Thursday night. After the halls were properly at- tired for the big day, Bulldogs — sophomores, juniors, seniors, all — While being tempted by the Eisenhower snake, Wade Brinkman, juniors Carter Crow and Dena Wiginton take first place in a skit on B.C. Day. Uprising once again became one happy family, screaming and yelling at an impromptu pep rally in the front of the school. Students were not yelling at each other, but with each other as the Bulldogs — mighty and defeatless in spirit. Valley Girl, Patti Rivera, and other punk rockers Day. She and her friends did not place, but they "totally" show their enthusiasm on New Wave put on a good show. 22 Spirit Week V ■ ) Dressed to kill senior Reagan Felker plays his punk rock version of the fight song during New Wave Day. His electrifying performance earned the seniors 10 points for second place in spirit week competition. Though the week was trying and tempers were sometimes short, Bulldog spirit surfaced when the seniors gathered at the end of hall decorations. Spirit Week 23The People’s Choice Tension rose Friday morning at the homecoming assembly and climaxed at the game Friday night when Beverly Garrison was crowned Homecoming Queen. In her speech at the homecoming assembly. Beverly said. "We have a special way of doing things — they're done right. We put our whole heart into it. We go for the gold, and we fight to the end." She included encouragement for the football players when she said. "Bulldogs, we're all behind you 101 percent. We are so proud of you, so give it your best shot.” Spirit Steppers, teamed with the Varsity Choir men, got a big response from the audience when they per- formed a song and dance routine to "Hey Babe." The runners-up and their escorts were Glenda Bollenbach. escorted by Mark Cox, and Tracy Graham, escorted by Tony Johnson. Escort Kirk Hullender leads Beverly Garrison on- to the stage just before her speech. In her speech she said, "We go for the gold and we fight to the end." To heighten spirit at the homecoming After a week of tension, the announcement was assembly, seniors brought along part of their made, "Beverly Garrison is the 1982-1983 hall decorations. They included Ike Stop signs, Homecoming Queen." Ecstatic. Beverly hugs balloons and pennants. Leah Wall, Drill Team president. 24 HomecomingConcentration is printed on Mark Cox’s face as he escorts Glenda Bollenbach across the stage at the homecoming assembly. A smile of nervousness is shown as Tracy Graham and her escort Tony Johnson stand in front of the entire student body at the homecoming assembly. HomecomingPepping Up Blue Friday Getting out of class for an hour on Friday morning for a pep assembly was something that many students looked forward to. Even though a majority of the pep assemblies were in the auditorium, there were some in the gym also. Before the game against the Wichita Falls' Raiders there was a short pep assembly in the patio area in the back of the school. Before the Woodward game there was a send-off for the football players. The students and the faculty were not the only people who participated in the Bulldog spirit. The community showed their support when they attended a bonfire before the Lawton High game. "Everyone loves a good laugh and often there are many to be had during just one skit. They help the students forget problems, relax, and laugh for a change while raising school spirit," said Roy Thevenot. Mark Uyak said, "Watching people we know perform during the skits and having fun getting up your school spirit were the two things I enjoyed at the pep assemblies." "The most exciting thing about the assemblies were the drums. Everyone seems to enjoy them,” said MSchell Cheek. The Putnam City North Panther (Gina Wolfe) bows in defeat to Miss Bulldog (Kim DeWeese) in the "Quiz the Fan” pep skit while Tammy Jarnagin assists. 26 Skits and AssembliesPep assemblies gave students a chance to get away from their school work for at least an hour. A group of seniors demand victory for the Bulldogs during an assembly that is held in the gym. “What kind of hotel is this?" asks Kim DeWeese when the Altus Bulldog cheerleaders arrive at the Bluejay Cheerleading camp on Friday the 13th to find that nobody is anywhere around. Every hour is a moment of anguish for Susan Hans who plays the role of a dimwitted sophomore in “A Bulldog Carol” the first pep skit of the season. Getting excited at a pep assembly at eight in the morning is difficult for some, but Terri Moore and Leah Wall are there even though it means they have to wear their rollers to school. Skits and AssembliesOdd Twist to Bulldog Spirit r- rom the outrageous, to the insane, to | the “Twilight Zone” was where the pep skits of Mr. Maurice King’s Drama II and Speech II classes took students. During the pep assemblies, the pep skits played a major role in reinforcing the loyalty, tenacity, and courage of the student body. “Bulldog Carol.” a version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” was the first of the unforgettable pep skits that boosted school spirit. It was not all fun and games. There were some tense moments, not only for Mr. King, but also for the students who acted in the skits. For instance, there was the time when Dean St. Onge. as E.T.B., Extra Terrestrial Bulldog, could not keep his head from falling off and when Bettilou Bryce did a little more than mess up her lines. After several tries, she gave it up. Gina Wolfe went down in the book as the girl with the strongest stomach in the The drums were one of the most exciting parts of pep assemblies. Glayde Winters beats out the Go Cadence to get spirit moving. Revived and once more full of spirit ETB, Dean St. Onge, is prepared to return home. Kim DeWeese and Jaime Waller cheer him on. school, when she portrayed the Black Panther in the “Putnam City Panthers” skit. The skit was a quiz show between the Panthers and the Bulldogs. The losing team’s mascot. Gina, survived all sorts of gooky solutions being poured over her head. Mr. King said. “Gina was a real trooper. She did not gag once . . . Well, maybe once.” During the “Friday the Thirteenth" pep skit, there was the threat of decapitation for the Drama II girls who portrayed the cheerleaders as they traveled to Midwest City for the game against the Bombers. Overall, the pep skits and assemblies were most remembered for the way they brought the students together, reminded the students of who and what they were and demonstrated that their spirit was solid and thru. Skits AssembliesCaptured by the Bombers are Greg Dakil, Darin Riggs, and Gina Wolfe. The smoke may have kept some from attending the bonfire pep rally, but Dennis Marcha dons a gas mask and cheers for victory. The spirit of the Bulldog future, Cathe Colvin, visits an Altus football player while he sleeps. During the “Friday the Thirteenth" pep skit Jayson, alias Greg Dakil, set out to find himself a victim. The first 3-D pep skit was presented as “Friday the Thirteenth.” Chuck Paramore, bellhop, shows visitors the way to their death. Skits Assemblies 29Crowd on Its Feet Over 700 people attended Dinner Theater December 3 and 4 where they were entertained by Varsi- ty Choir and Spirit Steppers. The hour and one-half program in- cluded music from Broadway as well as country, rock and Christmas music. Solos, ensembles, choir numbers and dances formed an evening of varied entertainment for the audience. A highlight of the evening was the choir's rendition of “The Golden Age of Rock and Roll" when members dressed in the attire of the 50’s and ad- ded notions reminiscent of the era. A Dinner Theater tradition was con- tinued when the choir concluded the program with “Still, Still, Still" and an Irving Berlin selection. Varsity Choir and Spirit Steppers were rewarded with a standing ovation both nights. The two performances were the climax of several weeks of preparation. Solos and ensembles were worked up by students who tried out for spots on the program. Late practices began Monday and concluded Thursday night with dress rehearsal. For all the preparation, the perfor- mances did not go without a hitch. When the "Choir Boys,” a special rock Selections of Christmas music are performed by Varsity Choir members during the Christmas section of the Dinner Theater program. Includ- ed was the traditional "Still, Still, Still." group, were performing "Jenny,” a strange noise was heard and Raegan Felker looked startled. One of the strings on his guitar had popped. However, after the first shock, the group continued with little alteration in the sound. Gina Boaldin, a Spirit Stepper, real- ized she had on the wrong pair of shoes just as she was to go on. After running back to get the right pair, she was able to join the dance with little distraction to the audience. One member of the rock group known as “Choir Boys," Greg Russell plays electric guitar for "Jenny" or "867-5309" as the group performs at Dinner Theater. "Full Circle" is performed before parents, selected ensemble made up of four boys and friends, and guests during Dinner Theater by a four girls. 30 Dinner TheaterMark Dodson gives Laura Bowman a hand dur- ing the performance of "Hey Baby" when Spirit Steppers and Varsity Choir boys team up for a song and dance routine. Willie Nelson’s hit tune "Always on My Mind" is sung by George Dickerson while Mrs. Nancy Cox sings back up during the solo section of Dinner Theater. Long hours of rehearsal sometimes become tedious. Junior Kim Trevett takes a break from practice, which sometimes lasted up to mid- night in order to achieve perfection in performance. Dinner TheaterIcing on the Cake Holidays — the hot fudge of a Sun- day, Friday night's pizza, the pitstop of the drag, the alligator on the shirt or the Nike of tennis shoes. Most students would agree that holidays were the highlights of the year. The Letterman's carnival and That Altus Band’s haunted house were the main events during Halloween. "I en- joyed working on the haunted house and, after its completion, working in it," said Greg Howard, "Todd Connally and I spent about eight hours working on the room. We worked on various things from costumes to getting large cow bones from an area butcher. The haunted house is an experience that I enjoyed and will never forget." Next came Thanksgiving along with two school days missed. Now that was something everyone was thankful for. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner was served by cooks in the cafeteria. "Christmas is really the only time of year when everyone is excited and really happy because everyone is giv- ing presents and getting them," said Kathy Sayre. Christmas time meant food, fun and no school. Decorations were put up, canned foods were col- lected for the needy, and so much food was eaten that many made New Year’s resolutions to lose a few pounds. Valentine’s Day was a time to remember a person's favorite sweetheart or maybe just a friend. Lockers were decorated, gifts were given, and carnations were delivered personally by HOSA. "I love you” was said many different ways. One of the most appreciated way of showing love was a very large box of candy in the shape of a heart. Pretending to be deed when you're actually alive wasn’t an easy task. Stacy Harris ex- periments with different facial movements to get the true effect of death. During Christmas, classes competed In door decorations. Checking out "The Cotton Claus" are Tamml Hicks, Donald High and George Dickerson. 32 HolidaysA card, a rose, a bucket full of candy and a pillow were these signs of Cupid? These things were not unusual on Valentine’s Day in the halls. Sheri Childers finds a surprise in her locker from a special friend. “My reindeer is ahead of yours,” says Kathy Sayre to other students of Mrs. Joyce Chisum’s typing classes during Christmas. Tammy Jar- nigan, Lee Ballard and Donald High are looking to see where their reindeer are in the word-per- minute Christmas typing race. It seemed so easy to be scared by someone, but thinking of ways to scare others wasn’t so easy, as Alodis Reynolds learns as he waits for That Altus Band's haunted house to open. Thoughts of who sent it and why they sent it were going through the minds of students who received carnations sold by HERO on Valen- tine’s Day. Finding out who sent hers is Terry Moore. q q Holidays O OFrom Behind the Scenes... I i h no! NO! Please, I can't take any more of this merciless torture!” A scene from a Japanese movie where the enemy shoves bamboo slivers under a person's toenails? No. Actually, one might call it an act from "Behind the scenes of ‘West Side Story.' " The musical presented, "West Side Story” was one which required much good dancing. To be good one had to practice. But, before practicing, one had to “limber up" or "stretch out," the latter preferably. To "stretch out” one had to reach, pull, push, grunt and groan to get his or her body in condi- tion. This kind of exercise was actually a form of diabolical torture in itself, but after a few weeks, the cast was im- mune (almost) to pain. The worst thing about dance prac- tice according to Kelly Rotan, was the hours. Practices often stretched far in- to the night, with promises of “wait un- til we really start working." Dennis Marcha hated reblocking a scene dur- ing play rehearsal. It seemed the direc- tors were being meticulously, or ridiculously exact in every detail. Of course, there were the good aspects of play practice. For instance, many of the students kept in shape through dance practices and got to see more of their friends. First words at dance rehearsals varied from Eric Aspenson's, “This is really exciting!" to Scott White's "Oh, NO!” to Greg Howard’s, "Now I know why I did this ... Look at all these fine women!" Between drama instructor, Mr. Maurice King asking, "You mean Mr. Piano-man, Donald High, studies the music as he practices along with the band for the musical. Donald practiced with all of the members of the cast. Scenery presents a background for the musical to go on. Here, Marie Bednarz gets down on her hands and knees to paint one of the many scenes for the backdrop. 34 All School Production "The hills are alive..?" No, actually, the auditorium was alive with the sounds of theme songs from the Broadway musical, “West Side Story." Rachel Bibb concentrates on the sheet of music In front of her on the clarinet In her hands and In her mouth. you've never dressed a cigar before?" and music director, Mr. Kenneth Cox saying, "This is really a dramatic musical. It we don't have the audience crying, face it, we did a bad job. We've got to get them crying for it to be a success," and dance choreographer, Mrs. Georgeanna Rainwater directing, "Step, ball, change, leap! No, that's not right. Leap!", a play was presented that the members of the cast and school could be proud of. Of course, the work didn’t stop there. Practices were important, but what about the students who sweated over buckets of paint and a flute or two? Art students and band students also got a chance to show their stuff. Mr. Larry Harris, band director, drilled his orchestra day after day until the music was down pat. The or- chestra's first practice with the cast was only a little more than a week before the actual performance. Props were set up by Mr. King's Speech II classes and Mrs. Peggy Har- ris and Art II and III classes. Many painting, cutting and building talents were required to make a scene really look authentic. The time hat coma to limber up and itretch out. Alice Dantgler and Tony Johnson strive to com- plete the feat with little personal discomfort.Hunched shoulders may be from too much strain, but Cheryl LaGuire’s shrug is done to help her get in shape for the hours of dance practice she Is about to be drill- ed through. A smile here, closed and crossed eye there were on the faces of these Jets members as they await instruc- tions from Mr. Maurice King during play rehearsal. Drowsiness may have been the cause for the eyes being the way they are, but there was no telling what the others are smiling about. All School Production"America" It tung by Dana Wlglnton at Rotalia and Tracy Timt at Anita. They dltagree at to whether Puerto Rico or America It better. Marla and Tony dream everything will be fine. Bernardo (Raegan Felker), Anita (Tracy Tlmt) and Riff (Gerry Pruitt) become frlendt. Death ends the atrlfe of "Watt Side Story" and brlngt teart to the eyet of membert of the au- dience. Marla (Beverly Garrlton) mournt th« lota of Tony (Mark Cox). To Spotlight and Tears I ITverything that can go wrong QwiU. and at the worst possible moment.” Famous last words? They were if one was speaking of the last few practices held before the actual presentation of the Broadway musical. "West Side Story." First. Scott White's tooth was broken in half when he tried to make a fight scene look realistic and got kicked in the mouth. Then. Maria (Beverly Gar- rison) had an accident with the props when she tried to run across the dark stage, tripped and fell against a bench. Some of the girls were having trouble blending the dark make-up into their skin, causing them to look like they had just been in a gruelling mud- wrestling match. All in all, the show finally got off to a good start and ended even better with a standing ovation for a fine perfor- mance. Tears filled the eyes of the au- dience when Tony (Mark Cox) was kill- ed in the final scene. Horror masked the faces of those witnessing Ber- nardo's (Raegan Felker) and Riff's (Gerry Pruitt) death at the rumble. Some laughed at the crazy antics and funny words of “Officer Krupke,” “America,” and "I Feel Pretty." The audience reflected for days afterward the meaning of the play. Cast members were proud of the effect pro- duced, but were even more proud of Members of the Jett have another run-in with the law, namely Officer Krupke. Robert Bobo, Allan Satse, Eric Aipenton, Tony Johnson, Roger Farmer, Carter Crow and Gerry Pruitt ting “Officer Krupke" In which they Imitate the man. the hard work and dedication that went into and producing a heart rending musical perfectly. Jett and Sharks meet for the rumble. The fair fight turns to bloodshed when Riff (Gerry Pruitt) and Bernardo (Raegan Felker) pull knives. Both die when Tony (Mark Cox) tries to break-up the fight. Boyt don't wear make-up except when they become actors. Dennis Marcha puckers for his lipstick. 36 All School ProductionOne of the major activities of the Future Farmers of America was to conduct a farm animal zoo and exhibit for kindergarteners. Mark Trachman helps a youngster take a giant step from the cab of a tractor. 38 Organization DividerDeveloping Self — Being Involved Students who considered participating in a club or belonging to an organization never really realized how much fun it would be or how much they could learn. Being a part of even one club gave one a sense of belonging. Students had twenty-six dif- ferent clubs to choose from in many different fields. Various organizations gave students the op- portunity to further their interests and to develop their talents, while learning about a vocation. Although meetings were routine, par- ties, workshops and money-raising activities for trips were activities students enjoyed. Closing the program for Dinner Theater, Varsity Choir sings a selection of Irving Berlin songs and is reward- ed with a standing ovation. Organization Divider 39Besides performing at the games, the Drill Team also decorated the halls before football games. Audre Ludlow strings crepe paper in the main hall. Drill Team captain Leah Wall flashes a winning smile while performing during halftime of the basketball game against Duncan. Drill Team members are FRONT ROW; Kim McLeod, Rhonda Rincon, Tamara McLeod, Kellie Rotan, Kelly Mc- Coy, Patty Teigen, Carrie Marsh. Shanon Bristow. Tracy Ferguson. Cynthia Eaglin, Cheryl Ridge and Tina Smith. SECOND ROW: Alice Dantzler, Lora Wall, Jennifer McKen- zie, Lori Oglesby. Jarva Fillinger, Debbie English (squad leader). Michelle Meyer, Kortni Gibbons, Terry Moore, Trisha Harkins, and Gina Boaldin. THIRD ROW: Audre Ludlow (co-captain), Cathe Colvin (squad leader) and Jackie Ludlow (co-captain). TOP: Leah Wall (captain). In their first performance before a home crowd, members With a deep look of concentration on her face Shanon Cheryl Ridge, Tracy Ferguson, Leslie Bryant. Leah Wall Bristow strikes her final pose as the Drill Team brings the and Tina Smith go through a high kick routine. crowd to its feet at their first home crowd performance. 40 Drill TeamNew Spirit A superior band, hardworking teams, en- thusiastic cheerleaders and supportive fans — what more could a school have? The answer was simple — a drill team. Dressed in fringed blue and white make-shift uniforms, the newly formed drill team brought the crowd to its feet with their first performance during the half-time of the Eisenhower game. "They have done an excellent job and com- pare favorably to others which have been around much longer," said tennis coach Don Cambell. "Stimulating spirit and adding a new source of pride," according to Mrs. Gloria Rustman, instructor, was the main reason the drill team was formed. Students, faculty, parents and fans all showed their approval of the new drill team on campus. "I think they have done an outstan- ding job!" said senior Candie Cunningham. But all did not go without problems for the drill team. Their uniforms did not arrive until football season was over, and their debut was made in leotards with white fringe instead of the satin ensemble that had five different looks. Other minor problems included "teaching Cynthia Eaglin her right foot from her left foot,” said drill team member Audre Ludlow. Assisting Mrs. Rustman were captain Leah Wall and co-captains Audre and Jackie Ludlow. Drill Team member Jackie Ludlow cheers the football team from the stands during a game. Drill Team 41Cheerleaders yelled chants back to the crowd that showed up in the morning for a pep rally before the football players left for an out-of-town game. It is not easy to get the vocal chords going at 8 a.m., but the cheerleaders are always there to boost the Bulldog Spirit. Cheerleaders are Tracy Graham, head cheerleader, on top; LaDana Chambers, Donnell Frank, Tracy Tims, Carrie Hullender, Dena Wlginton, Barbara Harris, Dorinda Williams, and Cindy Coffey. Not pictured is Morita Rose. 42 CheerleadersCheerleading Easy? Cheering is more than attending games — it is being involved. It began in May the year before. Pulling muscles and practicing jumps, girls nervously chattered as they gathered for cheerleading tryouts, each hoping to be a chosen one. Attending cheerleading camp was first on the agenda. Learning new cheers to bring back in the fall and competing against other cheerleaders were only a few things done at camp. The squad came away with three spirit sticks and nomination for a spirit award. In addition, they received three superiors and one excellent while in competition. While those on the new squad were full of excitement, they soon realized that cheerleading was hard work. Choir, baseball, student council, and homework had to be squeezed in between every football and basketball game and every wrestling match. "Being a cheerleader isn't just cheering. It’s being involved,” said senior Barbara Harris. Deciding what the outcome of the game was going to be, is what LaDana Chambers seems to be up to.Spirit Steppers for 1982-1983: BACK ROW: Michelle Carrie Marsh. Kim Trevett. Shannon Bristow, Katie Meyers. Kelly Rotan, Cathe Colvin. Leslie Bryant, Lori Smades, Teal Rettmeier, Beverly Garrisom. FRONT ROW: Bair. SECOND ROW: Gina Boaldin, Lora Wall, Leah Wall, Laura Bowman, Kelly Garrison, and Debbie English. Proving that they had worked hard and had learned their dance routine well was evident in the performance that was given during Dinner Theater. "Working For A Living" by Hewey Lewis and the News, was the new wave song that Spirit Steppers performed to at one pep assembly. 44 Spirit SteppersGerry Pruitt and Lori Bair find out that practicing was not that bad after all when they get together in step. Spirit Steppers and Varsity Choir men entertain the stu- dent body during the Homecoming assembly. Step by Step Dancing at pep assemblies, Spirit Steppers are crowd pleasers. When the music started, the crowd knew who was about to take over the stage. As the Spirit Steppers nervously awaited the opening of the curtain, many thoughts ran through their minds: “Do I remember the dance?” "Is the audience going to like it?" "Do I look alright?" Even though many hours of practice were spent before a performance, many of the girls still felt cold sweat. Lori Bair, a second year Spirit Stepper, said, “Even though I've had a year's experience in dancing in front of people, I still get a little shakey before a performance." To provide entertainment and to help get the spirit moving at the assemblies and basketball games was the main purpose of the Spirit Steppers. “I feel the Spirit Steppers add a lot of enthusiasm to the assemblies,” said Cathe Colvin. Late night dancing and early morning practicing could often be hard and tiring for the Spirit Steppers, but when they were on the stage performing, they found that all the practice was rewarding. It was something about which the Spirit Steppers could be proud. Mrs. Georgina Rainwater, the choreo- grapher, was continuously looking for new music and types of dance. Her expertise in dancing techniques was varied and extremely helpful in inventing dance routines. Spirit Steppers 45Band members are: RIFLE GIRLS: Penny Gilbert, Dawn Brooks, Tina Quarles, Teresa Weaver. FRONT ROW: Jill Plato, Vicki Russell. Lydia Wisner, Darla Guajardo, Karen McClenny, Donna Richardson, Dana Sumler, Janet Moore, Terrie Kilgore, Kristy Kastner, Kathryn Moore, Ti Ann Searle, Merrill Stegall, Shawn Smith. SECOND ROW: Allison Harlan, Sheri Doughty, Stacey Harris, Rachel Bibb, Linda O'Hair, Mike Jane, Michelle Lobaugh, Cheri Warhurst, Mindy Coon, Eric Key, Mark Casperson, David Miller, Cliff Ruemmler, Tracy McClain, Vita Flannery, Michelle Warhurst, Anna Harris, Wayne Bauder. THIRD ROW: April Harrison, Alice Barnett, Helene Calvin, Liane Shelton, Terry Robinson, Chai Heller, Mike Parks, Pat Doughty, Charlie Taylor, Marie Bednarz, Todd Cook, Steve Solis, Alodis Reynolds, Christy Dart, Greg Howard, DeAnn Goubler, Lance Garrett, Jackie Bell, Jeff Howard, Joe Bednarz, William Brown, Richard Gubler, Larry Rogers, Charlie Newell, LaVonna Farmer, Debbie Steb- bens, Jovita Everett, Kerry Evans, Debbie Nebling, Leslie Sager. FOURTH ROW: Steven Moore, Cecilia Troxell, Mary Hill, Paulette LeClerc, Tim Romines, Reenie Ried, Todd Conally, Loren Fontinell, Tony Johnson, Ernie Lein, Daryl Harris, Norma Stayton, Paige Gilbert, Jay Howse, Cindy Owen, Richard Wilkes, Dwight Hill, Jimmy Chisolm, Tom- my Sanchez, Park Johnson, Keith Spooner, Kevin Gilpatrick, Richard DeWilde, Keith Breeding, Jim Hartsell, Roland Goodgame. FIFTH ROW: Sherri Fortenberry, Nan- cy Jeffery, Ricky Darnell, Steve Sharp, Tina Wilkes, Jay Penick, Burt Saffel, Trina Jantz, Kelly Garner, Charles Roland, Glayde Winters, Henry Benivamondez, John Signorelli, Rex Marshall, Tom Leistner. DRUM MAJORS: Allen Sasse, Sheri Morris. FLAG GIRLS: Angela Taylor, Beth Weaver, Catherine King, Kim Turner, Robin Glenden- ning, Beth Brannum, Lisa Wilburn, Diane Milacek. DIREC- TORS: Asst. Director Gary Ford, Director Larry Harris. Flag Corps Director Jane Cunningham, Percussion Direc- tor Sam Craig. Kicking back and posing for the fans, the band members put on interesting shows for the fans during half-time at the home football games. This routine was performed to "Altus Ragtime”, a percussion feature. Concentration is of vital importance when playing before hundreds of people at a football game. An intense look comes over Ernie Lein's face when he is playing his instrument. 46 That Alt us BandJewel of a Band 50 Years Going Strong Founded in 1933 by Dick Jewell, That Altus Band celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1983 under the direction of Mr. Larry Harris. In 1933 Jewell wanted a band for the school to help bring out the spirit. The first band was made up of 150 students. In 1983 there were 117 band students. The band got its name when members performed at the Texas State Fair in 1936. During the day people were heard to ask. "Have you heard that Altus band?” Since that day it had been known as That Altus Band. Fifty years of hard work and dedication made a number one band. The band competed on a national level each year, receiving many awards. Some of the awards received were first division at the Nashville concert in 1982, second place trophy at Washington D.C. in 1976, and first place in the Battle of Flowers at San Antonio in 1979. Other students as well as band members were proud of That Altus Band. Cathy Sydlo said. "They are proud of themselves and believe in themselves, and it shows wherever they perform." wearing the crown jewels for this year's band is senior Sherri Fortenberry, Allison Harlan, queen, and Diane Milacek. ThatAltus Band 47Instrumentalists were not the only ones who made up the members of the band. Rifle girls played an important part as shown by Teresa Weaver in action. Pep assemblies were the highlight of a busy student’s week. Drummers Charles Roland. Kelly Garner, Jay Penick, Glayde Winters, Tina Wilkes, Jeff Hart and Ricky Darnell keep to the beat to lift spirit. High Stepping Pride As one of Altus’ best, TAB continues a tradition of excellence. I love ya TAB!” senior, Linda O'hair I exclaimed concerning how she felt about That Altus Band. Even though early morning practices, window washing, holding a haunted house, having a carnival, sponsoring a dance and much more, the members still marched out on the field during half-time to present a stunning show for the fans at every home football game. Traditionally a strong organization, the band strived to keep up its image of perfection. Although this sometimes seemed difficult to 48 That Altus Band the members, they always managed. One reason for this was the fact that at least one or two members reminded the rest of their goal when the going got rough. Junior LaVonna Farmer said, "That Altus Band is traditionally Altus' best!" “TAB is something special. As Mr. Harris would say, 'We’re one big family,"'sophomore Marie Bednarz declared. One could have said Mr. Larry Harris, the band’s director, had a mighty big family. A mighty proud family too. It was solid in pride, thru and thru.Cameron stadium provides an awe-inspiring background for the band as they march in formation. Due to the rewards of hard practice, practice makes perfect as the band certainly knows. Each offering their own advice, Sam Craig, assistant director; Jane Cunningham, flag corp director; and Larry Harris, director, all talk at once. ThatAltus Band 49One of the many things that Student Council had to do was judging hail decorations at Christmas time. Donald High and Tammi Hicks are judging Mr. Dalton's door. Mrs. Randall's third hour won first place. Members of the Student Council are FRONT ROW: Dawn Brooks. Mary Jay. David Santee. LaDana Chambers, Tracy Graham. Dale Shera, Carrie Hullender, Carolyn Stephen- son SECOND ROW: Donnell Frank, Suzie Wenk. Kathy Chase, Tammi Hicks, Donald High, Tricia Neely, Dena Wiginton, Amon Liu. Student Council members not only helped supervise the Winter Sports Assembly, but they also helped out their classes by participating in the games. Bettilou Bryce helps out the juniors in the balloon stomp. 50 Student CouncilHigh Level Planning Whisperings could be heard throughout the room as members gathered for the important meeting. All were aware that deci- sions made tonight would be remembered for many years to come. The meeting was called to order, and presi- dent, Tracy Graham, said, "The first question we will consider is the dress-up days for Spirit Week." This decision was one of the many decisions that the student council made. The student council was the voice of the stu- dent body. They sponsored door decorations and the canned food drive during Christmas. They planned the Homecoming and Spirit Week activities. Winter Homecoming, Sadie Hawkin's Day and Winter Sports Day. The student council was made up of all of the class officers and two council representatives elected from each class. Mr. Roy Lamar and Miss Suzie Hardage were the sponsors. LaDana Chambers, secretary, said, "The purpose of the student council is to plan school activities for the students and to voice the opinions of the student body." Class officers became members of the Student Council. Kirk Hullender tells the senior class why he would like to be class president at an assembly at the beginning of the year. Student Council members served as referees at the Darin Willey sit on the sides to make sure that no cheating Winter Sports Assembly. Donald High, Morita Rose, and is going on during the suitcase race. Student Council 51Tongue out and fingers flying are common poses for the Varsity Choir's accompanist. Donald High. His perfor- mances often brought on standing ovations. Texas grapefruit was a sight for tired eyes when it arrived late on the night of a Dinner Theater performance. Kevin Pitts and Mike Waldron help to stack the fruit. “West Side Story" was the musical; Bulldog students were the cast. Carter Crow puts on a strange expression during tryouts which attracted many more students than there were parts. 52 Varsity ChoirMembers of the Varsity Choir are; KNEELING: Adolf Abila, Kevin Pitts, Robert Bobo, Harvey Hill, Eric Aspenson, Keef Felty, Gerrid Kendrix, Lance Garrett. SEATED:Valerie Ivey, Carrie Cain, Leslie Bryant. Kathy Burton, Leah Wall, Kathy Powell, Cathy Sydio, Sandra Lowrance, Tammy Conrad. Beverly Garrison. Lisa Cash, Tracy Tims. THIRD ROW: Sara Singleton, Erin O'Rear, Dena Wiginton, Lora Wall, Cheryl LaGuire, Linda Dion, Glenda Bollenbach, Kelly Cossey, Michelle Dixon, Andrea Stone, Lori Bair, Cindy Coffey. Jamie Waller, Marcie Wright. FOURTH ROW: Donald High, Todd Gilpatrick, Bob Walker, Roger Farmer, Wade Brinkman, Darin Willey, Scott White, Orlando Car- risalez, Dale Shera. Patti Shelton. Patti Rivera, Lori Hamel, Vicky Belcher. FIFTH ROW: Johnny Patterson, Steve Rincon, Doug Ogletree, Mike Browne., Tony- Johnson, Gerry Pruitt, Dennis Marcha, Carter Crow, Jeff Lancaster, Jon Ed Brown, Mr. Kenneth Cox director. BACK ROW: Greg Dakil, Eric Key. George Dickerson, Bob- by Sheffield. Mark Dodson, Greg Russell, Kirk Hullender, Raegan Felker, Mark Cox, Mike Watkins. Mike Waldron, Allen Sasse, Tim Hall First Stop on Stardom Road Varsity Choir performs all kinds of music with a professional air l i ou wanna be a star, kid? I’ll tell you I how to do it. Go for music. Music, music, music. Got that? Let me show you a handy little item you'll need on your way to stardom. It's a thing I call a piano. See? Real nice ivory keys and — What’s that? How many keys? How should I know? I only clean ’em! not count them. Hey. kid, I’ll give it to you for the small price of. . Maybe this conversation wasn’t one a per- Personalities are radiated on the faces of the Varsity Choir girls as they join together to sing a Christmas song, which the audience seemed to like. son would consider when he was thinking about music, but then, music had many faces. Varsity Choir showed students one side. Practice, persistence and pride made the choir the well-known organization that it was. Sara Singleton summed it all up. saying. “Varsity Choir is a group of people trying to achieve a goal that they believe in. such as a trip to New York, a professional career in music, or just a place to make friends. It is nice to work with people who are so enthusiastic and full of energy to make the Varsity Choir what it is now and what I hope it to be in the future.” The piano, no doubt, was an important part of music. Piano Lab students mastered the skills and techniques of playing this instrument. Sophomore girls were not permitted to audi- tion for a spot in the choir, but the girls in Glee Club held their own concerts and performed at the Fall Choral Festival, as did Mixed Chorus. Mixed Chorus was a new class made up of both girls and boys who wanted to sing and learn more about music. Varsity ChoirNew York, Here We Come With eyes on Broadway in the spring, Varsity Choir members throw themselves into the activities that will lead up to the big trip. As accomplished musicians, they perform throughout the school, community and state where they bring pride not only to themselves but to the school. What did fruit have to do with learning to sing? Not much except that it took two truck loads of oranges and grapefruits to in- sure that Varsity Choir would get to take their much anticipated trip to the "Big Apple" in the spring. One only had to mention New York to a choir member to see a face light up or hear a rendi- tion of "New York, New York." Most would have sold just about anything to get to go. However, choir members were not very ex- cited when the first truck load of fruit arrived during the first night's performance of Dinner Theater. After a week of late practices, it took constant reminders of New York to get the members to finish the unloading. But, Varsity Choir entailed more than New York and much more than fruit. Performing as a group of polished musicians, they won the praise of all who listened throughout the school, community and state. Accompanist Donald High brought the stu- dent body to its feet with his special piano feature when the choir performed for a Thanksgiving assembly. Another favorite of the students was the "Choir Boys,” a special rock group made up of Raegan Felker, Greg Russell, Mike Brown and Mark Cox. Joining the Spirit Steppers in "Hooked on Broadway" at Dinner Theater, Todd Gilpatrick, Kirk Hullender and Tim Hall blow their Horns. 54 Varsity ChoirBefore the Varsity Choir's performance at the special Thanksgiving assembly, junior Marci Wright and seniors Leah Wall and Tammi Conrad wait for curtain time. Senior Raegan Felker prepares backstage ore a perfor- mance when he accompanies the Vars.ty Choir on his electric guitar at the special Thanksgiving assembly. One of the several accomplished soloists in Varsity Choir, Glenda Bollenbach entertains at Dinner Theater with "Break It to Me Gently.” Varsity Choir men sing “For Men Only” a collection of pop tunes written for a men’s chorus during the tradi- tional Dinner Theater. Varsity Choir 55Rolling the R’s Foreign languages were really catching students' attention. Over 15 percent of the students enrolled in a foreign language. Two language courses were offered at school, French and Spanish. What had caused so many students to take a foreign language? A few were thinking of the future and believed it would help them. "Spanish is very interesting and educational, and it may help me get a job.” Wendy Morton stated. Clubs were organized for those interested in French and Spanish. The two joined Art Club to sponsor a Mexican Dinner. A trip to Six Flags was planned for the end of the year. French Club held a scavenger hunt, house hunt and a Christmas party which were all con- ducted in French. Tina Freeman found it an ex- citing way to learn. Spanish students welcomed three foreign exchange students Francisca Pereira de Silva, Brazil, Rony Hernandez, El Salvador; and Leonardo Chaves, Columbia. Enthusiastically Francisca explained, “I'm having lots of fun, but the school work is hard. The people are very friendly." Members oi French Club are FRONT ROW: Karla Bullock, Leah Letherman, Kathryn Moore, Kelly McCoy, Angela Spooner and Tina Freman. SECOND ROW: Erin O'Rear, Monica Young, Paulette LeClerc, Christy Dart and Brenda Cooley. THIRD ROW: Beth Brannum, Kelly Garrison, Dawn Brooks, Cherl Warhurst, Kim Turner, Chris Allen, Ernie Lien, Kathy Fletcher, Shaun Reber, Carrie Hullender, Steve Moore. Tracy Graham, Wayne Steele and Tracy Mc- Clain. BACK ROW: Lisa Birk and Llane Shelton. Money was required for the many clubs' activities. LeaAnne Riley and Mr. Tom Stephens prepare food for the Mexican Dinner, one of many fund raisers. 56 French Spanish ClubsAs an exercise to improve their French, Monica Young and Brenda Cooley participate in a game of Twister. All the instructions were given in French. “Meat, cheese and a tortilla, the recipe is rather simple," discovers John McCienny as he prepares enchiladas for the Mexican Dinner. Members of Spanish Club are FRONT ROW: Yvette Vic- toria, Susan Moreno. Diane Saenz. Leticia Sanchez, Ester Maldanado. BACK ROW: Wendy Guynn, Vida Flannery. Michelle Sanchez, Rhonda Rincon, Eric Key, LeaAnne Riley, Sandra Willis, Tina Gamble and Mr. Tom Stephens. “Congratulations!" says Mr. Tom Stephens as he presents Spanish Queen, Susan Moreno with a bouquet of roses. Attendents were LeaAnne Riley and Tina Gamble. French Spanish Clubs 57Our Very Own Creations Creativity was the by-word for students enrolled in one of three clubs — Junior Engineering Technological Society, Pen- masters. and Art Club. While the things they created were rarely or never similar in the remotest sense, the clubs were made up of students interested in creating something new whether they used a paint brush, pen or scien- tific equation. Nothing could be more pleasing to a person than to create a beautiful work of art. The Art Club gave a student the opportunity to tap into his own natural talent and enable him to establish his own artistic style. But. Art Club was more than all work and no play. It was a time for trips to view works of well-known artists and to share the fun and ex- citement of planning a Christmas bazaar to finance a trip to Six Flags in the spring. It was also the pride in being a part of the All-School Art Show and winning one of the prizes that said one's work was good. The Penmaster's Club was another avenue for creating. In this case students wrote their own poems, short stories and skits. The thrill of sharing their works with fellow members made up for the hours spent trying to think of the right word. At the end of the year, the club published its third anthology. "Gifts of the Unicorn," which had more than 300 entries from all over the school system. Profits from the sale of the an- thology funded scholarships for senior members. President. Vicki Sue Russell said, "I enjoy Penmasters because it gives me the opportuni- ty to develop my creative talents for writing. One thing that makes our club special is that all of our members are unique and Mrs. Donna Walker is the best sponsor anyone could have." JETS members engaged in activities that may not have been artistic in nature but were of interest to those minds interested in creating new understanding of the physical world. JETS' main purpose was for the members to talk and learn from various experiences and people in the physical science field. It was a club that was not business as usual, but ex- citing. interesting and stimulating to the mind. It wasn't all work and no play for the members of Pen- masters' Club. But, for some members like Nancy Jeffery serious moments when she helps proof the copy for the anthology seem to linger longer than necessary. Members of JETS are FRONT ROW: Michelle Meyer. Dena Wiginton, Amon Liu, Shaun Reber, Carrie Cain, Kathy Sayre. LaVonna Farmer, Tina Bomboy, Tekl Lyons. SE- COND ROW: Cheryl LaGuire, Marion Drake. Mr. Herman Babb. Tony Johnson, Kathy Burton, Diane Milacek, Kathy Fletcher. Andrea Stone. Sherry Morris, Trlna Jantz, Roy Thevenot, Scott Hartog, Roland Goodgame, Jim Hartsell. BACK ROW: Jimmy Dobbs. Joe Bednarz, Mike Watkins, and George Donelson. In preparation for the printing of Penmasters’ anthology, Maureen Flanagan, Eric Key, LaVonna Farmer and Lea Anne Riley proof the more than 300 entries from throughout the school system. 58 Arts Jets PenmastersA happy expression from the ever so serious Mr. Doug Dalton pleases Vennie Filer who is proud of his work of art that he plans to enter in the All School Art Show. The show in May was the highlight of the year for members of Art Club. Slimy goop Is something that Carrie Cain, Tony Johnson, Trlna Jantz and Amon Liu find fun to play with. The ex- periment In which the goop was made was just the kind of activity JETS loved so well. Members of Penmasters Club are FRONT ROW: Lisa Russell, Marie Bednarz, Vicki Sue Russell, president, Joe Bednarz, Mindy Coon. SECOND ROW: LaVonna Farmer, Kathy Sydlo, Kathryn King. Mrs. Donna Walker, Lisa Har- tog, Nancy Jeffery, Cecilia Troxell. BACK ROW: Judy Hill, Mike Jones, Greg Dakil, Lea Anne Riley, Maureen Flanagan. Patricia Maddox. Members of Art Club are FRONT ROW: Dena Wiginton, Marie Bednarz. Lisa Hartog. MIDDLE ROW: Rachel Bibb, Becky Villareal, Preston McCullough, Lesa Littlejohn, Laura Bowman, Heidi Nelson, Cheryl Ridge. BACK ROW: Michelle Tobaugh, Brian Hunt, Tony Neal, Eddie Trevino, Vincent Filer, Valerie Neel, Lisa Burke, TIAnn Searle. Arts Je ts Pen mas ters 59Breaking the News Deadlines make life interesting With deadlines coming most Monday afternoons, biting nails and other evidences of stress could be observed in the newspaper room. Once one newspaper was finished, the big question was “What in the world are we going to fill four pages with next week?” Tuesday afternoon was the time to make the final decision as to what would go in the next paper. Trying to cover all events and include in- teresting articles was not always easy. Then there were weeks when the front page story fell through, and another had to be found to replace it as late as Friday. All the stress and strain was worth it accord- ing to Roy Thevenot. He said seeing the final result every week was a real souce of pride for him. Mistakes could be evaluated and remedied in the next edition. Copy editor Lisa Hartog, who planned a career in journalism, said it was neat to find out what was going on in the school before the rest of the student body. Design editor, Kathy Burton, and editor-in-chief, Roy Thevenot, discuss the plans for the next week’s paper. Journalism I students for the first hour are FRONT ROW: Carrie Hullender, Melissa Shelton, Cathy Caldwell, Michelle Hammock, Sandra Willis, Karla Bullock. BACK ROW: Scott Parker, Dorinda Williams, Jim Harris, Hope Berry, Maureen Flanagan. Journalism I students for second hour are FRONT ROW: Kim Crowder, Julie Hall, Sharon Weatherly, Kris Tram- mel, Corey Duncan, Catherine King. MIDDLE ROW: Lisa Russell, Cecilia Troxell, Pam Collier, Jarvia Fillinger, Morita Rose. Kortni Gibbons. BACK ROW: Burt Saffel. 60 CollarFeature editor Sara Singleton and copy editor Lisa Har- Supporting editors George Donelson, Robert Morgan and tog, work with "Mr. Bill the type setting computer. Lance Fuller look over their articles for the paper. Collar 61ACTV second hour students are FRONT ROW: Ruth Ferris, instructor, Susan Hans. Gina Boaldin, Donda Qualls, Mike Brown, Greg Howard, Glenda Bollenbach, Bettilou Bryce, Stephanie Colen. BACK ROW: Lora Wall, Gerry Pruitt, Mark Dodson, Wade Brinkman, Cathe Colvin, Victor Linares, David Santee, Mike Lindsey, Dale Shera, Todd Gilpatrick. Microphones are an important part of the ACTV pro- grams. Greg Howard and Victor Linares put them into place before the start of the day’s programming. 62 ACTV Broadcas tersAiring the News No! The stars of ACTV channel two were not professional actors from New York. They were just talented students taught by Ruth Ferris. ACTV was one of the few student operated stations in the state of Oklahoma. Students in the class gained experience in every aspect of broadcasting. They learned how to direct, run the cameras and work in front of the cameras. According to first year student, Donald High, ACTV staff members took pride in their work and enjoyed working with television equipment. Mrs. Ruth Ferris had been instructor to the ACTV students for the full thirteen years that the station had been operating. "Mrs. Ferris knows more than anybody I know about broadcasting,” said second year student Susan Hans. Each day the staff broadcast the news, sports, weather, school menus and "Today in History." In addition, they also announced "Today in Altus Schools" for the local radio station. KWHW. "Everyone working together makes the class go smoothly and everyone has fun,” said Gerry Pruitt, a first year student. At the beginning of each year the second year students did most of the work to show the new students how the job was done. By the end of the year, the first year students were ready to take over. Story telling is an art as displayed by Cathe Colvin and Mike Brown on the air. First hour students are FRONT ROW: David Santee, Cindy Coffee, Donald High, Judy Hill, Gina Wolfe. SECOND ROW: Kenny Holt, Taksin Hoppe, Chris Jones: THIRD ROW: Eileen Young, Mike Dominguez, George Dickerson, Orlando Carrisalez, Jay Richardson. Not pictured. LeDana Chambers. To type the names of the people on the screen, Judy Hill uses the character generator with a little help from Taksin Hoppe. ACTV member Sonya Williams flashes a smile for the camera as she reads the sports. Members took turns be- ing on the air. ACTV Broadcasters 63Late nights were not unusual for staff members. Tricia Neely and Didi Cash discuss a layout while Speckles. Didi’s dog, says that it's time to go home. Photography was a most important aspect of yearbook. Joey Hernandez focuses his camera in preparation for a shot. Photographers developed their own pictures in a dark room at the school. Everyone pitches in to get the final layout in the mail. Vicky Belcher, Deana Jones, Stephanie Trammel, Greg Oakil, Vicki Russell, Gina Boaldin and Kim Trevett all add their ideas for pictures and copy. Lazing Way to Deadlines Unique characters gather in unorthodox setting to put together Volume 50. Sometimes the yearbook room took on the look of the Ozark hills during those deadlines that kept the staff up into the late hours of the night. Didi Cash took on the pose of Ellie May Clampett, as she would sometimes slouch at her desk and yawn lazily, with her ever so loyal blue heeler, "Speckles.” stretched out beside her desk. Of course, when Didi got tired of pouring over lay-outs and copy, she would look at a picture stationed at the right-hand side of her desk and seemed to perk up instantly. Some folks say it was her "honey”. As the rest of the staff sprawled out over the sofa, chairs, and tables, half awake, Mrs. 64 Yearbook Virginia Thomas would sit barefoot in her office and try to revive dead copy. Some folks said her coffee was what kept her going. The staff sometimes wondered if it was moonshine just like Granny Clampett used to make. Mrs. Thomas got a bit giddy after a week of late nights. Usually, around 12:00 or 1:00 A M., Mrs. Thomas would finally call from her silent office and tell the staff what they most needed to hear, “Come on chilluns. Let’s go home.” Armed with a coke and her trusty thinking hat, Patty Rivera struggles with copy. Sometimes those last few lines just would not come.Radio aids operator may sound like a highly technical Members from the Eisenhower chapter of VICA attend an position, but Kevin Gilpatrick finds it interesting Altus meeting to install officers. Sarah Kaylor, also ICE employment. member, is installed as president.X job at the Moorehead Cycle Shop provides Kerry Evans a chance to make money while also enjoying a favorite hob- by. ICE students worked at on-the-job training in addition to classwork. With the assistance of Mr. Robert Killebrew, ICE students go over the steps required to file an income tax return. ICE = Cool Success CE — it sounded like a code name from an old Matt Helm or James Bond movie, but, in actuality, it stood for Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education. "ICE was organized to help students get jobs and also help them keep them,” said Mr. Robert Killebrew. ICE coordinator. Students had their sixth hour free so that they could have an extra hour of work time. Almost all students that joined ICE thoroughly enjoyed it. Concerning why he enrolled in the class, Kerry Evans said, "I enrolled in ICE so that I could get on-the-job Preparing hamburgers for customers is one of the various tasks allotted to Mark Peacock as an employee of McDonalds. Mark was elected outstanding crew member of the year by his co-workers. training and still get paid." Kerry worked at the Morehead Cycle Shop. Another student, Kevin Gilpatrick, said, "ICE helps students prepare for other jobs and more responsibilities." Kevin had one of the more unusual jobs in ICE. He was employed as radio aids operator at Altus Air Force Base. ICE may not have been a secret code name for some secret operation, but ICE was the key in helping many students deal with the world of business and in giving them the opportunity to get a head start with a career. ICE 67Now that all the Tom Watt Is In, Mary Freed checks her list to see how big the task will be to get her order together. The sale of Tom Watt items was a major moneymaker for FBLA. Money was needed to finance the trip to national con- ference at San Francisco and Hawaii. Kortni Gibbons and Michelle Hammock try to put some order to the newspapers members collected as one more way to raise funds. Members of FBLA are FRONT ROW: Kortni Gibbons, Alicia Jones, Michelle Hammock, Jenny McKenzie, Mike Watkins, Alison Harlan, Cathy Sydlo, Denise Gibson, Beth Weaver. SECOND ROW: Karla Bullock, Juanell Padgett, Kristen Wuthnow, James Hailey, Mary Knox, Susan Moreno, Tina Freeman, Kathy Powell, Donald High, Randy Raley, Tomme Richardson, instructor, Diane Saenz. Heidi Nelson, Susie Sharp. BACK ROW: Angela Taylor, Regina Allen, M'Shell Cheek, Mary Freed, Sandra Lowrance, Cyn- thia Perez. FBLA participated in National Vocational Education Week along with other vocational organizations on campus. Terri Robinson hangs the banner for the FBLA display for open house. 68 FBLABusiness Of the Future Xo gain enough experience for the “real business world," Future Business Leaders imerica members learned about many im- portant aspects of business. FBLA engaged in activities during the year, not including their monthly meetings, where they had guest speakers such as Darrell Leverett, vice president of the First National Bank and Sherri Murphy, DECA state secretary. They attended state, regional and national leadership conferences. The national leadership conference was held in San Fran- cisco and Hawaii. Students attended Oklahoma Christian Col- lege for a computer competition where Kathy Powell placed first for investing. Another major event of the year was the selection of Mr. and Miss FBLA. Allison Harlan and Randy Raley won the honors. FBLA tallied votes for the county election for Channel 8 in Tulsa, Ok. KVTV. They received awards for participating in the election and also received a $100 check for being most ac- curate in the shortest time possible. This was statewide and this chapter did three counties instead of one. FBLA members worked in the concessions during football season, participated in the Art Club Bazaar and held a Christmas banquet. These activities helped support the trips, especially the national conference. However, most of the money for the trip came from the sale of Tom Watt items and candy. FBLA was a working organization. According to president Mike Watkins it was also a club where a student could learn valuable lessons. One problem concerning the tele of Tom Watt was how to get all those Items In that one box to show to customers. Tina Freeman receives help from Jenny McKenzie and An- dy Anderson. FBLA 69Serious Business DECA affords students the opportunity to begin their careers early How could students work on a float for the Christmas parade and learn about the business world at the same time? How could students gain experience in business procedures while preparing Thanksgiving baskets for the needy? The answers to these and many other questions lay in four letters — DECA. Distributive Education Clubs of America. DECA was an extension of the Distributive Education class and was open to all students interested in careers in business. Mrs. Judy Ar- cher. teacher and adviser, strongly encourag- ed all students to join. Breakfast as well as dinner meetings were held to discuss the club’s various activities. Preparing Thanksgiving baskets and decorating a Christmas float were only two of the many activities. The club also had fund raising activities going throughout the year. At the end of each year, members attended the Career Development Conference held in Oklahoma City. Both groups and individuals competed in various aspects of business. Ac- cording to their performance members were then awarded points. Many students found DECA a valuable organization on their way into business. Sherry Murphy, senior and state secretary, said, "I think I have benefited greatly from DE and DECA.” Bobby Kane, senior, explained, "DE provides a first hand look at the marketing and business world in which we live.” Students in DE were allowed one hour out of school to work. Sherry Murphy, employee of Reesa's Backyard, assists a young customer in choosing a winter jacket. Members of DECA are FRONT ROW: Reagan Felker, Ber- nard Eaglin, Lynn Sloan, Jennifer McKenzie. Michelle Dix- on, Sherry Murphy, Angie Barton, Monique Martin, Terry Richardson, Tony Parker. SECOND ROW: Audre Ludlow, Judy Archer, instructor, Beverly Schuster, Cesar Tovar, Dennis Marcha, Andy Anderson, Denise Eiler, Donna Cassidy, Cindy Owen, Jana Lehr, Tracy Davies, Kelly Cossey. THIRD ROW: Bobby Kane, Tammy Truax, Kara Clark, Jeanne Wallace, Cynthia Eaglin, Terry Ingram and Trisha Nutter. 70 DECAA major fund raiser for DEC A was the selling of Tom Watt products. Inspecting his goods is Cesar Tovar. Being sold close to Christmas, many of the items made excellent Christmas gifts. One of the main areas of study in DE marketing is the study of the Internal Revenue Service. Raegan Felker and Tammy Truax review their tax forms. Working to improve his eye-hand coordination, a skill needed for a successful career, Ernest Tovar attempts an experiment provided by the employment service. DECA 71Patience to Patients Xaking a temperature and blood pressure were very rudimentary skills learned by tents in Health Occupations Students of America. In addition, they were introduced to any field of medicine from pharmacy to veterinary services if their interest was in that direction. Experiences in the different aspects of medicine helped the students choose the area they wished to enter. Learning began in the classroom which included a simulated hospital room with all the modern conviences of a hospital. Anatomy and physiology were studied along with basic nursing skills. Students were re- quired to become proficient in CPR and first aid. In order to relate to the patient with special needs, students played the part of the patient Members of HOSA are FRONT ROW: Coy Wood . Mary Jean Hutchinson, Terry Lewis. BACK ROW: Sharon Breuer. Instructor. Jeanette Dominguez. Anna Grey, Shari Fortenberry, Sherry Morris. It is much easier to learn the parts of the human body If there is a model to look at. Anna Grey is taking apart and piecing back together the parts of the body to help her remember them. themselves. On different days they were blind, deaf or had casts on different parts of their bodies so that they could help the handi- capped patient more efficiently. They also at- tended a seminar sponsored by the United Cerebral Palsy School for Children and Young Adults with handicaps. Before students decided where to work second semester, they visited doctors' offices, veterinary clinics and the hospitals several times. "The on-the-job- training we provide helps students see what they are getting into,” said Mrs. Sharon Breuer, instructor. Besides the time she spent in class, Sherri Trimble worked the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift on the surgical floor at the hospital. Her super- visor Brenda Shelton said she was very pleased with Sherri's work. nappmess Is a good way of showing someone how much you care for them. Terry Lewis gets her patient Jeanette Dominguez to crack a little smile even though she Is sup- posedly In pain. 72 HOSAMembers of HOSA are FRONT ROW: Terry Maddox, Cheryl Wicker. BACK ROW: Beatrice Brown, Patricia Baique, Sharona Baily, Rochelle Barker, Sherry Trimble. One of the ways HOSA students participated In National Vocational Week activities was to set up a display at open house on Tuesday night. Jeanette Dominguez, Shari Fortenberry, Terry Lewis, Mary Jean Hutchinson and Sherry Morris get their ever-ready patient set up to greet the visitors. HOSA 73FFA animal zoo turned out to be a success again as many children enjoyed the animals and learned where food comes from. Horses are not mean is what W. L. Chappel. FFA member, tries to get across to a young kindergartner.Ideals Worth the Work Leadership, cooperation and showmanship were ideals of Future Farmers of America. But. these were ideal that were often easier said than lived up to. Being a good leader and accepting responsibili- ty got the supreme test during the really cold months when FFA members still had to go out in the cold three times a day to feed their animals. Exhibiting good leadership just did not seem im- portant in the wee hours when the pig decided to have her piglets. And what about cooperation when one was grooming his animal just before the big show and a fellow member asked to borrow his only brush? How did one cooperate in the success of the organization and work toward his own goals? Showmanship could be the most difficult of all ideals to live up to. When one was in the middle of the ring with an animal he had worked with all year and that animal would not do anything right, how could he possibly exhibit showmanship? Though living up to the ideals of leadership, cooperation and showmanship was not simple, members of the organization managed to accept their responsibilities, cooperate and exhibit showmanship to the extent that they won many honors and began an FFA Interscholastic Meet that attracted 800 people. Perhaps Todd Willis summed it up for the chapter when he said. “Being an FFA member is hard work, but it is worth it.” To be a farmer, students had to learn to do more than care for animals. Robert Thompson. Mr. Parks. Mike Has- ty, Todd Willis and Charles Smades get experience building a pen. Anxiously waiting for a bid to be called out from the au- dience of the annual slave sales is Curtis Clayton. Members sold themselves for a day's labor as a major money-making project. FFA 75America’s Bread and Butter r- arming in southwest Oklahoma was big I" business especially for those Future Farmers of America whose future goals includ- ed joining the farming community. Every member had a project for the year. Raising cows, pigs and sheep were some of the projects. Those members with livestock were involved with many months of daily care. Pro- per grooming, feeding and exercising were very important to help get the animals in top condition for showing in the spring. FFA members had four livestock shows to at- tend with the biggest being the Oklahoma City Livestock Show. The members did not return home with their livestock. Many felt a real loss when their animals entered the ring for the final show. "It’s almost like losing a part of the family," said Jeff Harrington. Learning how to use farm machinery and how to plant crops were also important aspects of FFA. Members also participated in speaking con- tests, fairs, judging contests and many other farm-related activities. They ordered 1300 trees of many different species and planted them in Missile Park, the Wildlife Refuge and other sites throughout the community. To participate in these activities the members had to raise money. They held their annual slave sale and sausage sale as their two major fund-raising activities. “To me, the FFA means learning how to bet- ter manage a farm or livestock, learning better leadership abilities (such as speech contests and national and state conventions) and being able to meet people and make friends from dif- ferent places. It's an organization where you can learn things and have a lot of fun learning them," said Scott McLaughlin, president of FFA. Members of the 1982 1983 FFA ere FRONT ROW: Bruce Farquahar, Kerri Wall», Sherri Hughes, Tammy Onan, Te »l Brown, FFA Sweetheart Trlcla Neely, Jana Stinson, Donna Richardson, Shawna Marshall. Cindy Rowland, Peggy Danyeur, Jim Parks. SECOND ROW: Jeff Harr- ington. Steve Buck, Scott Clanton, Thomas Terbush, Bert Fox, Kurt Wendling, Jamie Turner, Bill Cline, Scott Doorn- bos, Todd Willis, Jeff Taylor. BACK ROW: Tim Johnson. Dennis Easterling, Rudy Hutchinson, Mike Webb, Johnny Cruz, Robert Gamble, Roy Gross, Randy James, Lawrence Neisent, Dennis Johnson, Johnny Littlefield, Keef Felty, David Meadows, Kenny Holt, Casey Rowland, Jay Herald, Jimmy Cox, Charles Smades, Jeff Kay. In preperetion for the livestock shows Jana Stinson sheers her sheep which is not an easy task and takes good concentration. 76 FFAPresident of FFA Scott McLaughlin and Dennie Johnson are few of the many who gave speeches for the Altus In- terscholastic Meet. FFA members Jon Josey and Todd Willis stop for a break and discuss how to weld a corner on one of the fences built for their barn. A pig's home is inside four metal walls with a little hay in between. Stuart Cousins makes sure his pig's home is pro- perly fitting. FFA 77Tools of the Trade Wires, hammers, tires and their respec- tive areas, electrification, carpentry and auto mechanics, were three phases of Voca- tional Industrial Clubs of America. VICA’s purpose was to allow students in- terested in industrial fields to learn the fun- damentals of their chosen careers. ‘‘VICA is really interesting — I think it will help me with my future plans.” was Jay Penick’s comment. Electrification class included many things. One of these was the correct wiring for elec- trical fixtures and appliances. As part of their yearly project, building a house from the ground up. carpentry students learned to draw layouts and to build dressers and other household items. Mike Hasty said. “I never thought building a house was so much fun!” Fixing cars, trucks and tractors was an or- dinary day’s work in auto mechanics. A few cars even required overhauls. Dean Rochelle said. “Being in auto mechanics has taught me a lot of things that I thought I knew before, but didn’t.” VICA was an extension of classroom work in the technical aspects of vocational careers. It gave students practical training for their careers while they still attended high school. Electrification students had the chance to put their skills to the test by wiring a home that was built by carpentry students. Mr. Joe Harkins, instructor. Doug Freedman and David Scalf watch as another student sets up the frame for wiring. Members of VICA are FRONT ROW: Vennie Filer, Jay Penick, Elaine Marcelano. Sarah Kaylor, Patricia Balque, Terri Woodson. Roger Farmer. SECOND ROW: Patrick Willis. Beckie Maddox. Danny Thompson. Mark Peacock. Kim DeWeese. Renee Willis. Keith Spooner. THIRD ROW: Instructor Robert Killebrew, Glayde Winters, Kerry Evans, Harold Flores, Steve Knox. BACK ROW: Greg Pierce. Robert Card. Lew Griffith. Harold Wilson, Brad Hammock, and Robert Rowland. 78 vicA Students in auto mechanics often used their own cars to learn. Robert Brown, with the help of James Flowers, works on his car while learning.To insure that the house is level, Terry Packard and Ron Gregory prepare a level foundation. Building a home was the main project for carpentry classes.Week to Tell It All One entire week was spent showing and telling about the nine vocational courses. Almost 300 students participated in National Vocational Education Week activities that were planned by the Vocational Youth Leadership Council which was made up of two members from each of the vocational programs. The week began Monday with an assembly and the release of helium-filled balloons and ended Friday with a pizza party. But. the time in between was filled with TV programs per- formed by each organization, and open house, an appearance by representatives on KWHW's Viewpoint, various radio and school intercom announcements and an assembly in which vocational students told the sophomores about the different programs. National Vocational Educational Week for An- dy Anderson was a time he enjoyed because it gave him and other vocational students the op- portunity to tell others about the many oppor- tunities that were offered through vocational courses. Michelle Dixon said the week was a thrilling and stimulating experience because it helped to show people what vocational pro- grams were all about. “What I like best about the week,” said Diane Saenz, “is getting together with all nine voca- tional departments. The cooperation and ap- preciation from all is great." One of the vocational programs was Home Economics Related Occupations that was made up of child care students. The girls in this program were involved in learning how to help young children develop to the highest Members of Home Economics Related Occupations are FRONT ROW: Scarlett Stayton, Ginger Kocher, Marie Hoskin, Thelma White, Yolanda Flores, Cathy Jones. BACK ROW: Beverly Kane, Patricia Singleton, Rita Tillman, Kim Secrest, Debra Card, Tammy Englett, Aman- da Gormley. potential. From classroom work to a pre-school operated by the girls and on-the-job training in child care centers around the community, girls took seriously the business of early childhood development. For senior April Bevins, children were special. She said, "Learning about children is a great challenge." But, dealing with young children provided a challenge for Thelma White. She said the hardest thing she had to learn was how to tell the children not to do something without saying, "Don't do that." Home Economic Related Occupations students Beverly Kane, and Lupe Martinez prepare the child care booth for National Vocational Education Open House. For National Education Vocational Week Open House, carpentry student John Lane, sets up a video taped pro- gram of the carpentry students building their house north of Altus. 80 VYLC HeroHome Economics Related Occupations member Cathy Jones learns patience and understanding from small children during the child care center conducted by child care students. Large plastic paper clips were distributed in each teacher’s mailbox by Terri Ingram and Cynthls Eaglin for National Vocational Week. They were members of Distributive Education Clubs of America. Vocational Youth Leadership Council members are FRONT ROW: Elaine Marcelano, Cathy Sydlo, Denise Gib- son, Partlcia Balque, Terrie Lewis. BACK ROW: Mark Smith, Daniel Cross, Dennie Johnson, Casey Rowland, Scott McLaughlin. Preliminary work such as typing programs and newslet- ters were needed for National Vocational Education Week. Susan Moreno, Diane Saenz and Mschell Cheek, Voca- tional Office Education members, use their computer to prepare the material. VYLC Hero 81Geometry student Mike Ferguson gets an introduction to principles of physics when a ball that conducts static electricity makes his hair stand up. 82 Academic DividerFew Students Walk Away Classrooms sprawled across a 72-acre cam- pus and were filled with students who had come to learn in preparation for college, to train for a vocation or to just get a diploma. Whatever their reasons, students had for the taking one of the best educations that was of- fered anywhere. Courses ranged from basic math to computer science and math analysis, from creative writing to print making, from cabinet making to home building and many more. Students had opportunities afforded them that few could walk away unlearned or un- trained. Classrooms were filled thru and thru with the opportunity to achieve and the achievements were great. Home economics classes were visited by hair stylist Tom Brown from Geno's. Lucky girl Sharon Weatherly gets a new hair style while watching the process in a three-way mirror. Academic Divider 83Cleaning was a very important job when cooking in home economics. Wendy Morton and Kim Secrest clean up the last bowl before they leave for their next class. The sender is a very difficult machine to use, it takes time and patience. Todd Ballard carefully smooths out imperfections in his project while Wyndell Doll I ns supervises. Part of learning the trade in woodworking was learning how to use the machines. Ricky Bryant shows Reynaldo Ruiz how to adjust the bit on the router. Drawing out dimensions was basic skill used in drafting. Rodney Sheffield draws a basic six-sided object. 84 Home Ec Drafting WoodworkingLearning Tricks of the Trade English, math and science were, of course, very important courses. But there were also important courses in the electives. Just a few of these were home economics, drafting and woodworking. Home economics offered training in sewing, color coordination, cooking and homemaking. “I think it is a great class to take. It teaches you everything," said Carol Caldwell. Most girls took this class to learn all they could about those things that might someday be useful to them when they were out on their own or married with families. Most accomplishments of the class were obtained through the trial and error method; this could be disastrous in the cooking phase of the class because students had to eat their mistakes. Most of the boys avoided home economics, but there were technical classes offered which attracted their interests. One of the many courses was drafting. Compasses, French curbs, drafting machines and scales were tools of the trade. The main objective of drafting was to learn to draw blueprints. Students accomplished this as they drew different items at various angles. Robbie James took the class to meet his future goals in architecture. Blueprints were also useful in woodworking which interested some students. Learning to work and make things with his own hands and being able to be proud of his projects was the reason David Cunningham took the class. Most things that were taught pertained to the different types and uses of wood. Hand saws, table saws and sanders were just a few of the tools students mastered. During the year students made such items as bookcases, cabinets, and gun holders. Home Ec Drafting Woodworking OUFrom Inside Out Social sciences enable students to study themselves as well as their world. What did psychology and sociology have in common with geography and American history?” students wondered as they looked over the list of courses available to them. These classes were listed together under the heading ' social sciences.” yet they seemed as unrelated as grits and caviar. Where psychology and sociology students explored the mind, geography and American history students explored the world. Students of psychology and sociology performed experiments to discover answers, students of geography and American history researched books to find answers to their questions. Each subject dealt with individual aspects of students’ lives: psychology — individual reactions, sociology — group reactions, geography — Earth's contours, and American history — America’s past and present. Each course attempted to assist students in dealing with their world and those around them. Psychology and sociology looked inward for answers, while geography and American history looked outward. Two very different views which helped students to understand themselves and those around them. Oklahoma statehood was the topic of an oral report given by Tamml Hicks in honor of Oklahoma's 75th anniversary. She presents information con- cerning Oklahoma's steps to statehood. Mice and mazes were used in many psychology experiments. Carrie Marsh, Roger Farmer and Angela Spooner observe the activity of a mouse as it maneuvers its way through a maze. Scotty, the psychology cat, seems to be looking forward to a delicious meal.American history classes were divided into three regions: North, South and West. They were parts of Congress that amended bills for points. Juniors, Joe Bourboise, Scott Hartog and Keith Bolton vote for the South on a compromised bill. Students were appointed the teacher for a day presenting information or films about their topic. Senior. Didi Cash listens to what is being said, as do junior, Renee Dicky and Mrs. Pettit. Social SciencesConcentration and good use of words was required to make a crossword puzzle. Senior Ernie Lein finds that a dictionary can also be useful. “Swing Low Sweet Chariot" is what Mr. Mark Morey, American literature teacher sings to his students during part of his class. Another perfor- Mother Goose goes on trial. As an assignment for speech, students were required to dream up charges for fairy tale characters. Robert Morgan, defense attorney, drills Mellissa Shelton, a witness for the charge. Mr. Maurice King served as presiding judge in the trial in which the woman who lived in a shoe was convicted of child abuse. Language ArtsWord Games Language arts enlarge vocabularies and more. Students entering grade school never realized how many forms the English language would take before they graduated from high school. In their early years students were merely taught their ABC's and how to read about Dick and Jane as they told Spot to run. Later years broadened their scope not only for English but other languages as well. All students were required to take three years of English in high school. Sophomores were required to take a full year of English II. while juniors and seniors took only a required semester of American literature and one of grammar and composition, then chose from a selection of mini courses to complete a full three years. Novels, satire, science fiction and English literature were just a few mini courses offered. The variety of mini courses was a relief from the nouns, pronouns, gerunds and participles. French, Spanish, speech, drama and journalism were other courses in language arts in which many students enrolled. Drama, speech and journalism helped students learn to write well in different styles and to speak in front of and to people, while French and Spanish were intended to teach students languages other than English. Students in foreign language learned not only the language, but also the customs and traditions of the language's mother country. Courses in language arts were helpful in every aspect of life. Teachers involved the students in the subject. Many students felt that the teacher played an important role — without motivation a class would not be interesting. Senior, Cathy Sydlo said she liked her grammar and composition class because her teacher really got involved in the topic and created an interest in the subject. One of three foreign exchange students to visit Altus, Roney Her- nandez from El Salvador talks with Tina Gamble and Sean Jordon about the differences between El Salvador and America. Language ArtsFrom one plus one to star-gazing Microscopic study was an important part of biology classes. Sophomore Jay Holland studies a plant bacteria with Jon Ed Brown and Mary Barton. They’re eager to have a turn. Little Things Mean a Lot Unique things were taking place in the science depart- ment. Usually, cutting up in class was a "no-no,” but in biology class cutting up was just fine. Dissecting worms and other primitive forms of life were activities considered necessary. From growing plants to studying titration curves, were things students did. Some students were so advanced in the world of science they asked for an advanced chemistry class that was a mixture of first, second and third year chemistry students. For those not so advanced in science. Biology I and II, earth science and Chemistry I filled the science requirements. Everyone knew that one plus one did not make three, nor did one minus one equal two; however, some students wanted to further themselves in the math courses, to learn more than just the basics. Long, tedious evening hours were spent "burning the mid- night oil,” while someone frantically copied their algebra homework. "It is tuff, but you’ll need it sometime in life,” said junior Caldon Murrell. While some students differed on which subject was harder, algebra or geometry, most agreed trigonometry was definitely not a "blow off" class. For students who liked the computerized side of math, computer classes were offered. Computer programming was spotlighted for this class. Algebra for some students caused nervous stress and strain, but others like junior Denny Johnson could sit back and relax, while sophomores Julie Hall and Karen McClenny sit up and listen attentively. Forgetting their fear of snakes by working with them in Mrs. Hardee's Biology II class, are juniors Carter Crow, Dena Wiginton, Russ Claiborne, Scott McLaughlin and Joe Bourbois. Although few venture into the world of advanced chemistry, seniors Mark Cox and Shaun Reber find It very Interesting by using the P.H. meter. Math Science 9192 BusinessEverybody’s Business Learning the keyboard of a typewriter when the alphabet was not even in ABC order was a task not easily ac- complished, and just as one thought he had it right, the timed writings began. But, typing was just one of the business courses and each one had its own problems. In accounting one had to keep up with debits and credits and make columns come out with the same balance. That was just the first six weeks. Using the whole hand instead of one finger on an adding machine made office machines a real challenge. Shorthand was a whole new language that tried many a weary student. Even though they were not easy, business courses were great attention catchers when students enrolled for the year. While these courses offered training for careers, they also gave the students the opportunity to learn skills that would be useful in any profession. Vocational Office Education, a vocational course, was popular with girls who were going into secretarial fields. Diane Saenz said VOE would give her a better understanding of the business world while she learned how to run an office. Although typing and shorthand were considered secretarial skills, many students took the courses because they felt both would be assets in college or in other areas of life. Sandra Lowrance said taking notes would be easier for her after she had taken shorthand and Judy Blankenship planned to type her own term papers. Timed writings could cause stress because one’s typing grade depended on how fast he or she could type with the fewest amount of errors. LaDana Chambers does her best to hit the correct keys while typing as fast as she can. The IBM Dlsplaywrlter Is one of the many machines used In VOE. Alicia Jones, Jenny McKenzie, and Christy Montgomery discuss the proper way to use It. Intently working In Mrs. Karen Pickett's business machines class Is, senior Tammy Conrad. Business 93You Mean I Had a Choice? Taking electives could be dangerous to one's health, if he chose physical education or drivers' education. At least, there were those who thought they would surely die from fright on the first day they drove in drivers' education. Many also believed death was imminent from exercises they were required to do in physical education. Ego-deflating experiences were common in drivers' education. Some mistakes students were embarrassed about were jumping the curb and driving into people's yards. Sophomore Brenda Cooley said that everyone should take drivers' education. It was a great learning ex- perience that was also fun. Although drivers' education was thought of as learning how to drive, students did not spend all their time in cars. Students were also required to study a manual and keep notebooks which were to be turned in every six weeks. After several weeks of practice on the range and classroom study, students were ready to begin street 94 Driver's Education Physical Education driving. According to instructor Bill Hoyt, some of the happen- ings during the year made him a little nervous. He had students turn left from the far right lane and end up in someone's front yard. Hoyt did not worry when he got in- to a car with a student driving for the first time. "If I did worry,” he said, "I couldn't do the job.” Coach Clester Harrington said, "You must keep con- fidence in the driver as well as yourself to be a calm drivers' education teacher.” Competing one-on-one was one thing students in physical education enjoyed. In class students were able to be physically active while participating in a variety of sports. Exercises were performed in several ways. Jump- ing jacks, leg raises and push-ups were a few of the daily exercises. Terri Woodson, junior, said that she liked physical education because it gave everyone a fair chance. A variety of activities allowed no one to be a failure.Skill in maneuvering turns was one aspect of learning to drive. Students were required to drive around the cones without hitting them. Sophomore Chariy Taylor tries his luck as Teddy Gallagher waits his turn. One-on-one basketball was but one of many sports played in physical education. Juniors Sandra Gonzales and Lisa Torrez take part in a friendly game. Instructions on parallel parking are given by Coach Clester Harrington to drivers, sophomores Dena Lehr and Renee Ward. Driver's Education Physical Education 95Overdue books can present problems as Mrs. Anna Nucci, librarian, ex- plains to sophomore Hope Berry. Willingly offering her help to junior Jim Harris is head librarian, Mn Kathryn Jordan. Mrs. Jordan was always there with a helping hand and smile. The card catalog was definitely useful to many students. Sophomore Bui Saffell finds this very true as he looks up the title of a book. 96 Library All the Answers A hushed room where students spoke only in whispers, the library, for a new sophomore, was a formidable room filled to capacity with books and periodicals on every imaginable subject. The rows upon rows of books with such titles as Funk and Wagnail's Dictionary of American Folk Tales and Mythology, Who's Who in America, and Readers Guide to Periodical Literature seemed to loom frighteningly tall. But once they became used to the somber atmosphere and ominous titles, students discovered that the library held much valuable information. It provided many answers to students in need. History students and grammar and composition students were especially grateful that the library had so many sources. Laboring over their research papers, students found a helping hand from the librarians quite a relief. Mrs. Kathryn Jordan, Mrs. Anna Nucci and Mrs. Vi Marshall were ready to guide students. They willingly directed students to the source which would have the answer. Kim Walker expressed her appreciation when she said, "Mrs. Nucci is always willing to find the material I need." After finishing her research, Patty Shelton said with relief, "It had everything I needed for my term paper." The library was a place students could depend on for information, rather than the ominous room it first seemed. The librarians made the atmosphere less somber with their smiles and opened new worlds for students in search of knowledge. The library could offer entertainment in a peaceful atmosphere. Sophomores Gary Desjarlais and Dennis Easterling relax for a new minutes with magazines.Records Falter, Spirit Rises Bulldog spirit was put to the test and made it through without losing one ounce of en- thusiasm. When the football team lost their first six games, the fans came back and the students were at the pep assemblies giving all the cheer and support they could for their team. Basketball came along and at mid-season the record was four wins against eight losses. The attendance in the stands remained up and students were there to lend their support. The young wrestlers were out to win and while they made a good show, they needed ex- perience to take the really big matches. Though the seasons faltered, the spirit re- mained solid thru and thru ready to help the Bulldogs rise again. The score is one to one and the Bulldogs are three points behind Jenks in the final match of the Stillwater Quad. Coach Steve Randall reminds Todd Gilpatrick that he is the team's last chance to win. Altus lost the match by three points. Sports Divider 99It takes work to be Bulldog Good l i II ow good is the football team PI going to be this year?” “Is this season going to be better than last year's season?" "Do the players have the potential they need for a good team?" These were just a few of the ques- tions asked by the students, members of the community and others about the football team. Optimism reigned among team members. Senior tight end Darin Riggs said, "We're pulling together as a team, and I believe we will do well this year." It all began with sore muscles, bruis- ed bodies, headaches and long prac- tices during the hot summer months before school started. To be in good shape and be prepared for the opening game toe - much work and long hours for the f irs as well as coaches. Weight lifting began June 14 and continued through the summer. The players lifted weights two days a week and ran and worked on agility exer- cises two more days. Then the real hard working practices began August 11 with two-a-day prac- tices. Every day for two weeks before school started, the coaches and players dragged themselves out of bed early in the morning to begin their 7 a.m. practice that ended at 9:30 a.m. Then for eight hours they had a chance to do whatever they wanted before returning for another practice that began at 6 p.m. During that time there were those who got to eat, sleep or engage themselves with recreational activities, but there were still others who had to go to work between practices. After all the hard work preparing for the first game with Vernon, disappoint- ment came to all when the final score, Altus 12-Vernon 14 appeared on the scoreboard. 100 Football As he looks over the teem members es they ex- ecute a piey during practice, Coach David Brown makes sure each man gets the job done right white the guys receive smelly suits, headaches and bruised muscles. During the second pep assembly Glen Townsend receives the Hit of the Week award. Glen was recognized for his outstanding performance In the first game against Vernon.Making a good pass was not just the quarter- back's job, but the job of the whole team. Billy Smith concentrates on whether to throw or run as Lawson Bailey brutely blocks his man. Coming off the field in anger after Vernon has scored is senior Gerry Pruitt. The Bulldogs lost the game in a heartbreaking 14 to 12 decision. Football 101Victory After Defeat With six losses to begin a season, the Bulldogs saved face and pride with two straight wins. After the 14-9 loss to Vernon, five more losses followed. Losing the game against Lawton High was tough to face for both players and fans. A 28-26 defeat against Guthrie brought the Bulldogs down. Defeat continued with Eisenhower 41-6, Wichita Falls Rider 28-0, and Woodward 28-12. The whole town worked harder than ever. Players were practicing until late hours. Stores made sure that the traditional blue and white flags were flying every Friday, and students helped by boosting the spirit even higher than ever. The Bulldogs were ready and waiting for the 9-6 victory over Lawton MacArthur. Celebrations continued on through the next two weeks, for the Bulldogs pulled off their second victory over Putnam City North. The work and spirit continued for the Putnam City game. But, when the final buzzer sounded, it was a disappointment to all. The 21-19 score brought tears to some and sadness to all. The last game of the regular season was still open for victory. The Bulldogs knew they had to work extra hard in preparation for this game. The number one ranked Midwest City Bombers were ready for the fight. Even though the final score was 41-21 Midwest City, the Bulldogs were very pleased with the way they played the game. Football 102Quarterback Glen Townsend surges past an on- coming tackle to gain yardage and a first down. Despite Townsend's effort, the Bullodgs were defeated 41-21. Backing the Bulldogs with yells, cheers, and en- thusiasm is the student body section. Tension shows as Coach Dave Brown concen- trates on the next play. Keeping the team spirited and making sure the plays were ex- ecuted well were all part of being head coach. Gsining yardage was a difficult task against the number one ranked Midwest City Bombers. Win- fred Jones barely scraps up enough yards for a first down. Manager, James Bailey gets the water ready for the team, while Scott Dodson looks on with future hopes of being a Bulldog. Football 103BULLDOGS Members of the football team are FRONT ROW: Howard Osborne. Chris Jones, Billy Smith, Glen Townsend, Don Jenkins, John Sterling. Winfred Jones, Phill Hill, Jeff Harrington, Carter Crow, Cliff Leach, and Bobby Kane. ROW TWO: Bobby Sheffield, Kerry Metcalf, Robert Hume, Scott White, Lyle Hayes, Tim Hall, Darin Riggs, Gerry Pruitt, Johnny Coleman, David White. David Gallagher, and Johnny Patterson. ROW THREE: 104 Football Darie Myers, Steve Rincon, Rudy Garcia, Lawson Bailey, Lewis Gurra, Johnny Cruz, Dean Rochelle, George Dickerson, Dwayne Kilgore, Steve Hanna, Jay Richeson, and Mark Dodson. ROW FOUR: Mitch McKee, Jay Holland, Nicky Scalf, Jon Tudor, Kerry Jessup, Ken Morliak, Chris Gummere, Steve Lee, Sherman Davis, Gary Desjarlis, Steve Buck, and Jon Ed Brown. ROW FIVE: Tim Herron, Tim Lynch, David Wilcox, Donald McKenize, Winfred Underwood, Jim Wallace, Robert Garrison, Adolph Abila, Rodney Gildon, and James Nall. Coaches from bottom up are David Brown, Jack Dlltz, Dan Cocanauer, Bruce May, Bob Hart, Jeep Johnson, and Jerry Foster. Managers are Larry Phillips. Scott Clayton, and Jamie Turner. Not pictured is Manager James Bailey.‘‘How do we turn this game around?" Is the thought that Darin Riggs and David Gallagher are thinking while taking a breather during the Lawton Eisenhower game when Ike won 41-6. Hopeful Determination n the end. the Bulldogs showed a lot of improvement and came a long way from the first six defeats. Going to the play-offs with victory on their minds, the players ended up having to Reaching up to catch the football, Dwayne Kilgore makes a touchdown against Putnam North. Altus High Letterman for 1982 football are: Front row: Winfred Jones, Chris Jones, Jay Rlcheson, Second row: David Gallagher, DWayne Kilgore, Bobby Kane, Jerry Pruitt, Don Jenkins, Phillip Hill. Third row: Tim Hall. John Sterling, Keith Jones, George Dickerson. Glen Townsend, Lawson Bailey, Bobby Sheffield. Darin Riggs and Billy Smith. accept a 12-0 defeat from the Lawton High Wolverines. While the season marked the end of high school football for the seniors, the junior varsity team was looking to the next year. With a season record of three wins and eight defeats, the team had played seven varsity teams including two teams that were ranked number one in their class. “This type of schedule is what makes our young players get ready for 5A football," said Coach Jerry Foster. "That is what our JV program is designed to do, make varsity players by giving experience to young players. Football 1982 Season Record AHS OPP 9 Vernon 14 6 Lawton High 14 26 Guthrie 28 6 Eisenhower 41 "You can do it If you think you can," was a statement heard many times during the football season. Junior, Kerry Metcalf looks on, striving hard, to reach his goal, while thinking I can do it!" A change of atmosphere for one of the assemblies was a send off for the bulldogs that was held outside on the patio. The foot- ball players helped cheer on the cheerleaders. AHS OPP 0 W. F. Rider 28 10 Woodward 28 9 MacArthur 6 17 Putnam City 7 21 Midwest City 41 total wins 2, total losses 8 Football 105With only a few seconds left on the clock, junior Mark Maahs attempts a free throw to add crucial points to the remarkably close game against Wichita Falls. Bulldogs went on to win 64-62. A stubborn defense Is one of the best strengths to have on any team. Cal Murrell, number 10, is a perfect example of this as he refuses to let his man get by him. 106 Boys ' BasketballThrough Good Plays and Bad l l Q ulldogs have the ball, number |J 45 Edward Branch goes for the lay-up. Three seconds are left on the clock and the crowd is on its feet. He's up. and... IT’S GOOD!!! This was the way the season opener was won against Lawton High. Working against innumerable odds, the Bulldogs pulled together and ended up on top with a score of 67-66. Inconsistent free throws hurt the Bulldogs in the beginning of the season. Chickasha completed 31 out of 37 foul shots and out-scored them 47-61. When Altus traveled to Wichita Falls they lacked the aggressiveness of defense and fell 20 points for a score of 63-83. In a rematch at home, the Bulldogs hit hard, crumbling the Coyotes 64-62. Clovis, third ranked team in New Mexico, came to town and brought two frustrating losses, 68-70 and 67-72, to the team. Traveling across Texas and New Mexico to the Hobbs Tournament brought defeat for the Bulldogs in the first round. The Bulldogs were downed by Salt Lake City, Utah 68-80. Altus faced Abilene, Texas in the second round and outscored them in the third quarter of the game. The Bulldogs went on to a 79-78 win. Matched with San Antonio, Texas in the final round, the Bulldogs dropped the final decision to San Antonio 66-69. With much improvement on their free throws and rebounding, the Bulldogs ripped apart arch rivals Lawton Eisenhower 58-42. But, in the next game. Duncan came to town and disposed of the Bulldogs 56-69. “The Bulldogs were not aggressive on defense or offense during the third quarter against Ardmore. Early in the game we stayed close, but were beaten 25-9 in the third period. We were never able to overcome the gap," said assistant coach J. D. Johnson. Ardmore swept up the Bulldogs 62-77. During mid-season, Altus hosted the annual Shortgrass Tournament that brought teams from all over the state to town. Hugo and Altus were matched up in the opening round of the tournament. Enjoying the support of the home court and crowd, the Bulldogs pulled through and won 62-46. Facing Hollis, Altus gave the Tigers a run for their money but dropped a hard fought game to the Tigers 63-74. Playing an exciting third place game with Norman, the final buzzer sounded with Altus on top with a score of 55-49, taking third place. "Learning to play mentally tough and having a conference to compete in could cause this team to be a force in March when the play-offs begin,” said Bulldog fan Roy Fuller. Tossing one up for two points is senior John Sterling while Edward Branch anticipates a re- bound. The Bulldogs were defeated by Duncan 56-69. Fast breaks played an important role in the Bulldogs' game against Chickasha. Joe Chandler, junior, dribbles the ball down to set up offensive strategy. The Bulldogs fell 47-61. Chickasha gets a sample of John Sterling as he sets up two points for the Bulldogs. Altus fell 47-61. Boys' Basketball 107Almost Even Break n utterflies, sweaty palms and I) shaky knees were three factors that could all be found in each Bulldog player before a game. Starting off mid-season with a bang, the Bulldogs raced past Lawton MacAr- thur 56-58. "We've started doing things like we've wanted to since the beginning of the season. We've gained a lot of confidence, and we're playing much better." said head coach Clester Harrington. An exciting contest occurred when Lawton High came to town. The Bulldogs hoped apart the Wolverines with a sco. if 91-69. "This was by far the best offensive game for the Bulldogs this season," said assistant coach J. D. Johnson. After beating Lawton MacArthur earlier in the season, the Bulldogs fell to them in the second match-up 67-59. "I think we got too confident,” said junior Cal Murrell. "When we got up by 12 points, that's when it happened. We just started falling behind." Traveling to Chickasha the Bulldogs came out on top with a 61-57 win. This win evened the Bulldogs' Southern Conference record 4-4 and tipped their season ledger to 9-10. Boring seemed to sum up the se- cond half in the 42-35 win over Lawton Eisenhower. The Eagles never led the contest, but controlled the ball eight of the last eleven minutes of the game and only shot eleven times. "Ike relied on slow-down tactics the entire last half of the ballgame," Said Coach Johnson. "Ardmore was a very physical team. They helped us get ready for the regionals," said forward Lance Fuller. Joe Chandler came off the bench to spark the 60-58 win over Ardmore. Altus traveled to Duncan only to return with a loss. The Bulldogs could not get the ball to go through the hoop, only shooting 25 percent during the whole ballgame. Entering the regionals. the Bulldogs were matched up with Chickasha, a team that they defeated earlier in the season. Altus pulled through once more and ended on top at the final buzzer 61-53 to continue their march toward the state tournament. On a two-foot leap, Junior Mark Maaht It up for two more points when the Bulldogs score a whopping 91 points against Lawton High's 69. With excellent, but unusual form, Junior Lance Fuller shoots a freethrow for one more point in the 42-35 win over Lawton Eisenhower. 108 Boys ' BasketballMembers of the basketball team are FRONT ROW: Carlton Neal, Keith Bolton, Cal Mur- rell, Coach Clester Harrington, Joe Chandler, Glen Townsend, Mark Maahs. BACK ROW: Coach Brent Cummins, Joe Bourbois, Tyree Cotton, Terry Cardwell, John Sterling, Greg Briggs. Edward Branch, Lance Fuller, Jeff Shepherd, Coach J. D. Johnson. After a tough first half, Coach Clester Harrington and Coach Brent Cummins give the team a pep talk before the second half gets underway. Even with the extra coaching, the victory was out of reach for the Bulldogs. They fell to Wichita Falls Rider by a close margin, 63-68. AHS OPP 67 Lawton High 66 47 Chickasha 61 63 W.F. Rider 83 68 Clovis 70 67 Clovis 72 68 Salt Lake City 80 79 Abiline 78 58 Eisenhower 42 56 Duncan 69 Junior Greg Briggs finds staunch defense from his Lawton MacAr- thur opponent when he goes for a shot. Greg’s shot missed the bucket, but the Bulldogs pulled out the win 56-48. In another game against MacArthur, Altus lost 67- 51. At 6 feet, 4 inches, Greg was in his first year as a starter and stood out as a rebounder. 62 Ardmore 77 62 Hugo 46 63 Hollis 74 55 Norman 49 56 MacArthur 48 91 Lawton High 69 59 MacArthur 67 61 Chickasha 57 42 Eisenhower 35 60 Ardmore 49 41 Duncan 59 Total Wins: 10 Total Losses: 11 Boys' Basketball 109During a time out coaches Mark Haught and Criag Cummins point out new strategies and ways of out-scoring their opponents. Seniors Sonya Williams and Jeanette Dominquez carefully listen to their instructions. With a high jump, Sonya Williams displays a good offensive move by out-jumping her Dun- can opponent on a rebound. After defeating the Demons in the Lawton Invitational, the Lady Bulldogs fell to Duncan 45-40. Putting pressure on her Ardmore opponent, senior Jeanette Dominguez guards her territory in hopes of preventing a score. Despite her ef- forts, the Lady Bulldogs lost by a score of 44-38. Concentration can be seen both on and off the court as the Lady Bulldogs demonstrate while awaiting the outcome of the game. The team, hoping for a win, waits for a chance to show their moves on the court. Taking a quick shot from the floor, Debra Gould aims for a basket. Debra's good shooting and fine ball handling helped to achieve another Lady Bulldog victory against Duncan 39-31. 110 Girls ' BasketballUps and Downs for the Ladies Winning their first game gets the varsity girls off to a good start Starting the season off on the right foot, Altus defeated Lawton High 42-28 in their season opener. Senior Debra Gould scored 18 points against Lawton making that her season high. Chickasha came to town for the Bulldogs' first home game. Although they played tough defensively, the Ladies were defeated 44-38. Sheila Willis put on a fine performance. She had six rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals. John Marshall was the best game up to mid-season, according to Coach Cummins. The Lady Bulldogs out- scored the John Marshall Bears 54-45 to win in the first round of the Lawton Invitational. Sophomore Larwetta McGee scored 30 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter. Disappointment came for the Bulldogs in the second round of the tournament. Ike dropped the team 62-29. After losing to Eisenhower in the second round of play, they were mat- ched up against Duncan. Chalking up another win and capturing an im- pressive third place in the tournament, the Lady Bulldogs slipped past the Demons 39-30. According to Coach Cummins, senior Jeanette Dominguez played well in the game against outside shooters and knew when to help in the middle. "A coach never likes to see one of his guards foul out in any game, and although Gertie Hurd fouled out in the Elk City game, she put on a fine perfor- mance.” said Coach Cummins. The Bulldogs were defeated by the Eagles 63-26. Although it was a loss for the team, junior Bettilou Bryce had three rebounds and one steal challenging two forwards, one five-foot-eight and the other six-foot. The last two games played before mid-season were losses for the Bulldogs. One loss was to Duncan 45- 40; the other was to Ardmore 47-32. The right attitude toward competi- tion and vigorous workouts drove the Bulldogs through each game with determination. Girls Basketball 111Exciting Moments Keep Ladies Going l l “Twelve seconds left in the game. I Duke has the ball. No! Altus steals: Five seconds — Altus is up. It's good! Buzz. Lady Bulldogs win over Duke, 52-50!" Not every game for the Ladies was this exciting. They had their ups and downs. Against Chickasha, the loss of 41-34 was recorded as one of their downs, as was the 69-31 loss to Lawton. In the game against Lawton MacAr- thur, the Lady Bulldogs showed that they were made of true Bulldog quali- ty, when they defeated MacArthur, 52-47. After regaining both strength and self-assurance, the Ladies went on to defeat Lawton High. In a rematch, the Ladies again came out on top over Lawton Mac, this time with a 63-47 score. Eisenhower showed why they were number one in the state when they came to Altus for a second game. Ac- cording to Coach Craig Cummins, Altus played a pretty good first quarter, but Members of the girls' basketball team are FRONT ROW: Mary Barton, Jana Payne, Jean- nette Dominguez, Debra Roff, Carolyn Stephen- ton, Marilyn Massenburg, Gertie Hurd. BACK ROW: Coach Mark Haught. Lisa Robinson, Bet- tllou Bryce. Larwetta McGee. Monica Young, Debora Gould and Coach Craig Cummins. in the second quarter the guards turned it over six times in a row. Altus was plagued 69-31. "Against Duncan we were in the game all the way. Early in the fourth quarter we were down only eight points. We fouled too much on the guard end and our forwards short about 38 percent. You can't beat too many teams shooting the ball poorly," said Cummins. Duncan out scored the Bulldogs 63-42. Following mid-season, the Lady Bulldogs strived to improve their record as well as their actual game. The Ladies showed determination, proving that they could handle tough situations. The team’s season record came to 8-12 with a conference record of 4-5. The ball Is loose, but Bettllou Bryce does not know quite how to go about helping Sheila Willi 112 Girls' Basketball recover It. The referee called a Jump, and with her height Sheila wa« able to tip It to Bettllou.Going for two, Larwetta McGee shows her style of sinking a basket as Debora Gould rushes in for a possible rebound. Larwetta, a sophomore, was the leading scorer for the Ladies and helped spark the 52 50 win over Duke. Girls’ Basketball 1982-1983 Season Record AHS 42 38 54 26 39 40 42 39 40 Lawton High Chickasha John Marshall Eisenhower Duncan Elk City Guymon Eisenhower Duncan Sophomore guard Marilyn Massen- burg saw much action both on the junior varsity team as well as the varsity team. By putting the pressure on her Lawton MacArthur opponent, she helped the Ladies hold MacArthur to 34 points and win the game with 59 points. OPP 28 44 45 63 31 42 53 60 45 Hoping the forwards will be able to score two for the Ladies, guard Jeanette Dominguez waits for the ball to get to her end of the court so she can go into action. 32 Ardmore 47 39 McGuinness 33 32 Elk City 57 41 Hollis 44 52 Lawton Mac 41 59 Lawton High 34 52 Duke 50 63 Lawton Mac 47 34 Chickasha 41 31 Eisenhower 69 41 Duncan 63 39 Ardmore 53 Total Wins: 8 Total Losses: 11 Girls' Basketball 113Young and Wrestless Youthfulness and Inexperience were two qualities that had showed up eariy in the wrestling team's season, but had come a long way by mid- season. With only two returning starters, Eric Pewthers and Todd Gilpatrick, the team had to start from scratch. Distance running, sprints, sit-ups, push-up and leg lifts were only a few of the many drills that wrestlers had to learn to do and continue doing throughout the season. Conditioning was extremely important and watching one's weight was even more so. After aching muscles, starving stomachs and long hours of getting in shape, the Bulldogs were ready for their first tournament. Taking first place at the Amarillo Open were Taskin Hoppe. Eric Pewthers and Todd Gilpatrick. Placing five Bulldogs in the Perry Invitational meant an excellent job done both by coaches and wrestlers. Eric Pewthers grabbed the second place title, while Taskin Hoppe received third. Paul Abila and Ricky Dannell took fourth place and Todd Gilpatrick got fifth. As the season progressed the Bulldogs became a determined team of wrestlers. Accepting defeat with a match against Lawton Eisenhower 43- 14 was difficult. But the Bulldogs held their heads high and kept striving for a winning season. The Geary Invitational brought two winners home. Taskin Hoppe grabbed second place while Todd Gilpatrick finished fourth. Next, the Bulldogs were prepared for a tough quad. With a defeat against Bristow 50-10 and another against Stillwater 46-12, the Bulldogs kept striving for one more win. Jenks put a stop to the winning streak when they defeated the Bulldogs 31-28 to end the Stillwater Quad. As Tim Herron, sophomore, concentrates on getting up on the whistle, his opponent from Jenks also concentrates on taking Tim down. Altus was defeated by Jenks 31-28. Long hours of hard and continuous work prepared Taksin Hoppe for his successful season. Taksin throws his teammate Mark Romine on his back during a practice session. 114 WrestlingMembers of the wrestling team sit and watch as Coach Steve Randall encourages the teammates on the mats. Altus was defeated by Lawton Ike 34-14. Close to a pin, Eric Pewthers, senior at 123, strives harder and harder as each second goes by to pin his Jenks opponent in the Stillwater Quad. Wrestling 115Refusing to Fall Determination and pride held the Bulldogs together as the season progressed. With a 34-25 loss to Dun- can at midseason, the Bulldogs con- tinued to strive toward a winning season. Winning two out of three not- ches in the MacArthur Quad gave the team something to smile about. The next week they traveled to Lawton where the Bulldogs defeated the Wolverines 33-28. Taskin Hoppe placed second in the Yukon Invitational, with the team plac- ing sixth. Shortly thereafter the Bulldogs wholloped Hobart 42-17. An Anadarko defeat of 8-40 kept them from becoming too confident. But, when the Bulldogs upset Oklahoma Ci- ty Southeast 38-16 their pride receiv- ed a boost as the regular season came to a close. Thirteen members of the team made the trip to the regionals. On Friday, the Bulldogs only scored eight points and were a dispirited group when the day came to an end. With a fantastic com- With hit man on bottom, Preston McCullough adds six points to the team's score against Dun- can with a pin. Members of the wrestling team are FRONT ROW: Sean Jordan. Preston McCullough, Taskin Hoppe. Mark Romlne, Eddie Flores, Paul Abila, Roger White, Jay Holland, Eric Pewthers, John Weatherly. Robert Hume, and Ricky Darnell. BACK ROW: Michael Lindsey. Steve Buck. Todd Gilpatrick, Johnny Littlefield, Jon Josey, Win- fred Underwood, Curtis Clayton, Johnny Cruz, Stewart Cousins. Mike Dominguez. Joe Poulin, Mike Waldron, Tim Herron, Ricky Thomas. Jeff Harrington, and Orlando Carrlsalez. eback of 67 points added on Saturday and a total of 75 points tallied for the Bulldogs, they placed fourth in the final standings. At regionals Taskin Hoppe (101), Paul Abila (115), and Eric Pewthers (123) all placed third at their weight. Placing fourth was Johnny Patterson. Coach Randall said, “They had a chance to lay it down, but they didn’t. I was really proud of them." Ricky Darnell, sophomore uses his muscles and skills to get off the bottom and back on top of the man from Duncan. 116 WrestlingConcentration shows on sophomore Jay Holland's face as he is determined to win his match against a Jenks oppo- nent. The team lost to Jenk’s 28-31. AHS OPP 25 Duncan 34 20 MacArthur 38 33 Lawton High 28 42 Hobart 17 Senior Jon Josey was well prepared for his match against Jenks, but Jon’s efforts could not bring a vic- tory for the team. The Bulldogs lost to Jenks 28-31. 18 Anadarko 40 38 OKC Southeast 16 62 Chickasha 5 20 Ardmore 39 28 Jenks 32 43 Stillwater 12 50 Bristow 13 Total Wins: 6 Total Losses: 6 Wrestling 117Big Year for Young Ladies Sophomores learned the ropes and looked to future seasons The Lady Bulldog's softball team posted a 7-12 season record while winning fourth place in the Sentinel In- vitational Tournament. According to Coach J. D. Johnson, the Ladies opened the season knowing that the entire infield, and at least one outfield position would be held by first year players. The ladies started the season trying out a sophomore, junior and a senior pitcher. “As the season went along," said Coach Johnson, “the junior pitcher, Judy Blakenship, proved to be the best of the three." Designated hitter, Sherry Lutz, was a stand-out all year at the plate, hitting for an average of .427 with 27 runs batted in. “I have always wanted to play baseball, and I just did my best." said Sherry Lutz. Despite several outstanding in- dividual performances, Coach Johnson said he was disappointed that the Lady Bulldogs did not finish the season with a full fifteen member squad. But, he expected the first year players to adjust by the next season. With a large number of sopho- mores on the team, Coach J. D. Johnson spent a great deal of time giving encouragement and advice. Before sending in Mary Hill, sophomore, he gives her last minute instructions. Mary played third base and finished with a .418 batting average. Girls Softball 1982 Season Record X AHS Opp. 13 Sentinel 20 8 Sentinel 16 57 Southside 22 35 Southside 16 10 Sentinel 12 AHS 12 Sentinel 7 16 2 Lawton Mac 7 10 12 Lawton Mac 18 19 8 Duncan 18 1 4 Lawton High 18 23 10 Lawton High 23 7 10 Duncan 12 0 Getting It all together with a scrimmage against Southslde, Carolyn Nichols has the deter- mination to meet the ball for a base hit. The hit helped the team on to a 57-22 victory over Southside. Carolyn's batting average was .315. 5 6 Total Wins: 7 Lawton Mac Lawton Mac Southside Apache Sentinel Taloga Ardmore Lawton Mac Lawton Ike Opp. 08 09 12 25 21 14 16 11 26 Total Losses: 12 118 Softball e i t With her eye on the ball, Teki Lyons has an ex- cellent catch. The catch helped spark the team on to a 12-7 victory over Sentinel. To stop a ground ball often meant the dif- ference between a run scoring and holding the runner on first base. Pam Bennett, outfielder, gets a firm glove on the ball during the game against MacArthur in which she was able to help provide a 16-8 victory for Altus. Members of the softball team are FRONT ROW: Ratree Heller, Mary Hill, Carolyn Nichols, Sherry Lutz, Jackie Blunt. Dawn Baltra. BACK ROW: Pam Bennett, Stehanie Rice, Coach J. D. Johnson, Teki Lyons, Debra Roff. Softball 119Making A Splash Eerforming as an individual with the good of the team uppermost in 's mind was an art that swimmers worked toward. While each of them competed individually, their marks were not solely theirs, but became part of the team’s score when the judges tallied the points to determine a winner. Coach Linda Wiginton said of the second Altus swimming team, "We really felt like a team this year due to lots of dedication." While swimmers showed weakness in long distance swimming, they made up for it by strong points of great coopera- tion and good relay performances. The boys finished the season with a 5-1 record while the girls had a 3-2-1 record. Opening the season at Midwestern Invitational, the guys placed 10th and the girls came in ninth. In the first meet with Lawton, Altus fell 61-62 for the guys and 61-40 for the girls. However, the meet loss did not go unavenged. Later in the season, in what was probably the swimmers’ high point of the year, Altus defeated Lawton, the boys 66-34 and the girls 60-58. The University of Oklahoma Invita- tional was a disappointment for the team when the boys placed 20th and the girls 11th. The next week, however, saw Altus defeat Ardmore. The boys won 82-41 and the girls 73-44. The Pampa meet proved to be a tough meet for the girls as they tied, but the boys won 61-56. In a double dual with Del City and Ardmore, the swimmers beat Ardmore for the second time 63-50, but lost to Del City 56-60. While the dual meet ended the regular season, five members of the team had qualified for state meets. Dan Lucisano and Debbie English, two sophomores, competed in the diving meet where Dan placed 19th and Deb- bie placed 16th. Erik Aspenson qualified in the backstroke and the butterfly and Kelly Southall qualified in the butterfly. The two along with Dan and Larry Rogers went to state as the 50 meter medley relay team. 120 SwimmingAt the anxiety builds, Kelly Southall awaits the start of the race. In the butterfly, he Improved his time and qualified for the state meet. With a time of one minute, Erik Aspenson wins the 100 meter freestyle against Lawton. In addi- tion, he qualified In the backstroke, the but- terfly and the 50 meter medley relay for the state meet. Members of the swim team are FRONT ROW; Sharon King, Michelle Yorn, Angela Yamamoto, Sandy Rush, Cathy Osgood. Lisa Hartog, and Deb- bie English. SECOND ROW: Coach Linda Wlglnton, Laura Bowman, Christy Dudley, Amy Phillips, Lydia Wlsner, Ronl Steen, and Katy Smades. THIRD ROW: Marian Drake, Ray Garcia, John Ramen. Scott Har- tog, Carter Crow, Kelly Southall, Erik Aspenson, and Mark Trachman. BACK ROW: Dan Luclsano, Larry Rogers, Dennle Johnson. Mark Smith, John King, Richard Wilkes, Tracy Poole, and Ken Morllak. As a member of the diving team, sophomore, Debbie English concentrates on the correct mo- ment to dive. She qualified for state and placed 16th. Swimming 1211984 Olympics On My Mind Only two students from the high school competed in gymnastics, but one of those was Kelly Garrison who was a member of the United States traveling gymnastic team. As a member of that team, Kelly had seen the world, including the National Republic of China and had competed in Germany. With her eye on the 1984 Olympics. Kelly placed first in all events in the state meet and set new records in all events. Cheryl Whitman made up the other half of the team and was in the process of making a name for herself in the Class I division. In a meet in Tulsa she placed fourth all around. Kelly and Cheryl were both let- termen in gymnastics which made them eligible to become members of the new Lettermen's Club. Made up of all the lettermen on campus, the group had been formed to foster the athletic program and to provide extra services for the athletes. One outstanding activity of the organization was the buying of letter jackets for all lettermen. Headed by Mr. Leonard Scalf, athletic director, the group raised the $5,000 to $6000 to make sure all lettermen could afford a jacket. As a member of the United States traveling gymnastic team, Kelly had seen the world. Com- peting for Altus, she won in all events at the 1982 state meet and set records in all events. Kelly practices on the beam getting ready for the state meet where she hopes to pave the way to the 1984 Olympics. 122 Gymnastics LettermenClass I gymnast Cheryl Whitman works out on the beam in preparation for the state meet. Cheryl won fourth all around gymnast in the meet at Tulsa and hopes for a place at state. The Halloween Carnival was a major money- maker for the Lettermen. Enough was raised from the carnival and other activities that enabled all lettermen to have a jacket before the end of the year. Scott Gibson tries his hand at the football throw at the carnival. Members of Lettermen's Club are FRONT ROW: Donnell Frank, Tracy Tims, Dorinda Williams, Carrie Hullender, Tracy Graham, Morita Rose, LaDana Chambers, Cindy Coffey, Barbara Har- ris. Sharon Hendrix. SECOND ROW: Coach J. D. Johnson, Coach Steve Randall, Coach Jeep Johnson, Diane Milacek, Lisa Hartog, Lydia Wisner, Katy Smades, Kelly Garrison, Ron! Steen, Marion Drake, Cheryl Whitman, Ratree Heller, Stephanie Rice, Debra Roff, Teki Lyons, Carolyn Nichols, Pam Bennett, Tammi Hicks, Judy Blankenship, Bettilou Bryce, Jackie Blunt, Jeannette Dominguez, Rochelle Barker. THIRD ROW: Coach Clester Harrington, Coach Gary Freeman, Coach Jerry Foster, Glen Townsend, Mark Maahs, Keith Bolton, Richard Wilkes, Johnny Coleman, Roy Thevenot, Eric Pewthers, Todd Gilpatrick, Johnny Patterson, Mark Cox, Gregg Briggs, Mark Uyak, Lance Fuller, Jon Ed Brown, Gertie Hurd, Deborah Gould, Coach Dave Brown, Coach Theresa Campbell, Coach Don Campbell. BACK ROW: Mr. Leonard Scalf, Curtis Kuykendal, Coach Craig Cummins, David White, Joe Chandler, Steve Rincon, Winfred Underwood, Jeff Shepherd, Steve Buck, Taco Hoppe. Lawson Bailey, John Sterling, Kelly Southall, Chris Jones, Robbie James, John Bryant, Nicky Scalf, Tim Herrow, Scott Hartog, Bobby Sheffield, Gerry Pruitt, David Gallagher, Tim Hall, Darin Riggs. Coach Jack Diltz. Gymnastics Lettermen 123Whole Lot of Yelling Going on First semester was past history as was Christmas vacation and all the fun and excitement of the fall. But second semester got off to a smashing start when all the classes met for com- petition on Winter Sports Day. Seniors stole first place with a total of 55 points. The juniors followed with 40 points and last but not least were the sophomores with 25 points. The sack race was the first event. Tension rose when the last few were stepping up to the starting point. Screaming and yelling could be heard throughout the entire school. The seniors won first, sophomores second and juniors third. Due to speculation that the sophomore's suitcase had been sabotaged the suitcase race was not counted. Most students learned how to tie their shoes by the time they were in kindergarten, but under pressure it was a different sotry. Fingers got all twisted and shoe strings got tangled, but the seniors tied up the shoe race with first place. Juniors took second and sophomores third. Darin Riggs helped the seniors take first place in the wheelbarrow race when he and Greg Howard seemed to glide across the court. Juniors won second and sophomores third. Lots of popping went on in the balloon stomping contest when the juniors managed to pull their only first place. Seniors followed with second place and the sophomores with third. Blindfolded and waiting for the whistle to blow is junior Johnny Coleman. The juniors came in second in the suitcase race but the points were voided due to possible foul play. 124 Winter SportsThe object of the balloon stomp was the last per- son left without his balloon popped was the win- ner. Tony Johnson. Dan Lucisano, Jon Ed Brown and Robert Bobo are all trying to stay in the game. The seniors took first place in the wheelbarrow race. Getting ready to take off are seniors Darin Riggs and Greg Howard. They helped the seniors out considerably when they didn’t quite run the race. Student Council member Tricia Neely helped out at the Winter Sports Assembly by taking score. She stands by patiently waiting for juniors to gain some points. Disguised under all these clothes is senior Bob- by Sheffield. He was the senior participant in the suitcase race which was not counted due to suspicion of cheating. Winter Sports 125126 Spring Sports Wishful Thinking Two out of the four spring sports had only one returning starter. According to Coach Gary Freeman, the baseball team would be one of youth and inexperience. He would look to the pitching depth and an above average defense to carry the season hoping the hitters would gain strength and con- fidence as the season progressed. With a third place at state in 1982. the golf team had only Jimmy Dobbs left from that team. Coach Jerry Foster said he hoped Jimmy’s leader- ship would help build a strong team from returning juniors and seniors and a group of talented sophomores. The track team relay team could win state, according to Coach Bob Hart. John Sterling. Bob Robinson. Keith Jones and Don Jenkins would be runn- ing for the Bulldogs and Winfred Jones would be throwing the shotput. The tennis teams were looking for a banner year with both girls’ and boys’ teams having four of their six starters returning. Having won third at state in Before the season began, the baseball team had daily workouts. Some seemed easier and en- joyable than others. David Gallagher, senior, doesn’t mind calisthenics. 1982 in the number two doubles. Mark Cox and Mark Uyak had moved up to number one. With two tournament wins in 1982 to give her a boost, Didi Cash was in the number one girls’ singles spot. At a practice session seniors Keith Jones and Bob Robinson concentrate on getting ready for the sprint. Both realize an early start can cost a race. Track girls prepare for a track meet on March 5. As the strive hard Coach Mark Haught gives them encouragement. Tammi Bolden and Kim Taylor, juniors, give it the best they can. Sam Hoi the, sophomore, prepares for a long practice. He works hard on his warm-ups. One of the pitching hopefuls, Holthe yearned for a win- ning season. The only returner from the team that placed third at state in 1982, Jimmy Dobbs, senior teeJ off for another practice session before the season gets underway. High Hopes and (TP Hit.During the first tennis match, Scott Parker, senior drills his opponent 6-1, 6-1. In their opening match, February 25 Altus won all but one match against Weatherford. Spring Sports The Winter Sports Assembly was the perfect opportunity to allow each student to do his own thing. Johnny Coleman, competing in the suitcase race, quickly but sloppily dresses to win second place only to find that the event has been eliminated because of foul play. 128 People DividerI Bulldogs but Individuals Too They came from all over the country and the world, and they had spent their entire lives in Jackson County. They dressed in many dif- ferent styles, and some spoke a different first language. They were different, but almost 1,000 of them came together as one body and called themselves Bulldogs. The sons and daughters of Air Force parents had traveled the world and could take pride in their wide exposure to various places and peoples. Those whose grandparents had been pioneers in the county could take pride in their heritage. Students who achieved, could take pride in their accomplishments. All students could take pride in themselves and in a school that was filled solid thru and thru with a dif- ference that made it all the better. Exhausted from hours of anxiety and waiting at the Midwestern State University Invitational Meet, diver, Debbie English, takes advantage of her fifteen minute break to relax. Overall, Debbie placed third out of thir- teen with a score of 133.9. People Divider 129Donnie Allison Andy Anderson Billy Azlin Lawson Bailey Steve Baker Patricia Balque Mary Lou Banda David Bara Rochelle Barker Joe Bednarz April Bevins Jackie Blunt Gina Boaldin Glenda Bollenbach Paula Boone Deana Brady Glenda Branch Keith Breeding David Britton Beatrice Brown Mike Brown Leslie Bryant Cynthia Burris Kathy Burton Donna Busby Carrie Cain Maria Campana Kevin Campbell Deborah Card Robert Card Didi Cash Lisa Cash Kent Caskey Dawna Cassidy Abel Castillo Martin Castillo David Chester Felicia Christian Kara Clark Curtis Clayton SeniorsMemorias of days gone by are reminisced as Mrs. Jake (Frankie) Hodges tells of her high school days. Senior Kathy Burton looks on as Frankie tells the story of her chlldhood.GrowIng up In the early nine- teen hundreds was both similar and different to growing up today. 70 Years — Graduating from Altus High School in 1913, Mrs. Jake (Frankie) Hodges was in the seventh grade November 16, 1907 when Oklahoma officially became a state. She remembered the day as being very special when bells rang and whistles blew. Being a teenager in Altus was similar and yet different in Mrs. Hodges' day. Music and the classics were stressed at school. Football, basketball, track and baseball were important sports, but there were no cheerleaders. No parking problems existed since students either walked or rode horses to school. Pleated skirts and blouses with collars and bows were the height of fashion for girls, and pretty clothes were just as important then as in 1983. Music was very much a part of teenage life; however, Jeannett McDonald and Nelson Eddi were names on the top of the pop charts, and "Down by the Old Mill Stream" was a favorite song. At parties, playing the piano and sing- ing was a source of entertainment. Seniors 131Stephanie Colen Cathe Colvin Todd Connally Tammy Conrad Jimmy Cox Mark Cox Daniel Cross Lynn Cross David Crow Scott Cryer Candy Cunningham Peggy Danyeur Tracy Davies Kim DeWeese Richard DeWilde Sight for Sore Eyes Having someone there when the rest of the world walked out was just one of the many reasons for hav- ing a pet. After coming home from a hard day at school, a dog, cat, hamster or even a snake could be a sight for sore eyes. They would surely not yell at one for not having a room clean or staying out later than curfew. Sheryl Young and Tammy Peck both agreed that their dogs cheered them up. Pets served more than just being a companion. They taught the owner a sense of responsibility because they had to be tended to every day which could include being late for school. Mark Trachman somehow escaped Mr. Diltz’s pink slip after strolling into class with the excuse that his pig was sick. Hunting was another useful purpose of a pet. David Miller's bird dog was used to point out and retrieve the wild birds that he hunted. Horseback riding was a favorite pastime for a number of students. It could be relaxing or even be con- sidered a dangerous and daring sport. Billy Smith found time to rodeo during the summer. This gave him an oppor- tunity to win cash prizes and even an expensive saddle. For most, a pet of any kind, from a mangy mutt to a registered quarter horse served as a best friend that one could always depend on to listen and not to judge. Before a long day of roping, senior Billy Smith treats his horse to a scoop of oats while he checks the hooves for small rocks.Lisa DiGiacomo Doug Dillon Linda Dion Ronnie Dobbins Jimmy Dobbs Terry Downs Jeanette Dominguez Dorris Dennis Dennis Duke Bernard Eaglin Denise Eiler Thomas Everett Raegan Felker Vennie Filer Maureen Flanagan Shari Fortenberry Doug Freed Tina Freeman David Gallagher Tina Gamble Beverly Garrison Seniors 133Cynthia Gibson Denise Gibson Robert Gibson Penny Gilbert Roland Goodgame Deborah Gould Debbie Gourley Tracy Graham Michael Green Ron Gregory Richard Gubler Arturo Guerro Tim Hall Brad Hammock Susan Hans Alison Harlan Robert Harmon Barbara Harris Jay Harrold Lisa Hartog Jim Hartsell Carmen Heard Ratree Heller Carmel Hernandez Ken Higdon SeniorsThe Weigh It Is For some, the bug never hit. They continued to eat, sleep and watcn television. But, others became con- sumed in a real burning fever to become and stay physically fit. They played tennis, walked around the reservoir, lifted weights or ran to build muscles and take off extra pounds. The Magic Mirror was a favorite place for girls who wanted to not only get into shape, but shape up their bodies in all the right places. The YMCA with its racquetball courts and whirlpools was often hit by those trying for physical fitness. Jogging two miles three times a After a few hard hourt of football practice, Bob- by Sheffield and Darin Riggs manage to find enough energy to lift weights. week was the way Kirk Hullender was able to stay slim and eat extra portions occasionally. Others also found exer- cise a way to enable them to eat more without having to pay the price of add- ed pounds. If they did not exercise regulary, the chances were they were on a diet. Seventy-five percent of the student body must have been on a diet at one time or another. A few were so con- cerned about their weight that they traveled 30 miles for prescriptions to help them lose. Before jogging, Barbara Harris always stretches out and warms up so that she does not pull a muscle. Judy HIM Taksln Hoppe Greg Howard Jeff Howard Kirk Hullender Mary Jean Hutchinson Valerie Ivey Donna Johnson Tony Johnson Alicia Jones Seniors 135Sharice Jones Jon Josey Bobby Kane Sarah Kaylor Dwayne Kilgore John King John Knutson Virginia Kocher Curtis Kuykendall Cheryl LaGuire John Lane David Larson David Lawhorn Jana Lehr Ernie Lein Tom Leister Kevin Lenz Victor Linares Michael Lindsey Amon Liu Ruben Lopez Sandra Lowrance Belinda Loya Audrey Ludlow Charlene McClain 136 Seniors ► i s V John McClenny Tammy McConnell Christina McGrory Jenny McKenzie Bart McNeil Patricia Maddox Terry Maddox Elaine Marceleno Dennis Marcha Carrie Marsh Going — Oops! It’s Gone! 4 4 “1“ here just wasn't enough time I to do it!” "I don't have time!” These and similar phrases were often heard during school, after school and on the weekend. Although some felt time was an excuse, for those students who attended college and held down a job. there often wasn’t enough time. Time was a product students valued. In a society based on time, students had learned its worth. “Every second you live is a second gone. It's something you can't regain,” said senior, Jimmy Dobbs. few students find the time to watch toap operas, but Patricia Balque gets a chance to watch her favorite, "Texas." Having fifth and sixth hours off could be an advantage to toap opera watchers. Seniors 137To be considered — What Next? For 12 years the primary concern had been getting out of high school, but once that goal was almost a reality, life after high school had to be considered. Vocational school or college, marriage or an education first, getting out on one's own or living with one's parents were choices it was time to make. For some the choices had already been made. Greg Russell, a National Merit semi-finalist, had decided his future goal was to become an or- thopedic surgeon. Marriage and a home of her own were in the plans of Shari Fortenberry. Maureen Flanagan expressed the uncertainties when she said, "We can merely gauge our actions of yesterday, — correct our mistakes of today and hope tomorrow turns out the way we want it to." With plant to become a lawyer after graduation, Mike Brown considers the advantages and disadvantages of attending OSU. He plans to enroll as a freshman In August at OSU. Rex Marshall Charles Martin LaDonna Martin Darren Medders Michelle Meyer Diane Milacek David Miller Christy Montgomery Sherry Morris Sherry Murphy 138 SeniorsCarlton Neal David Neal Daphne Neel Debbie Newton Doug Ogletree Linda O’Hair Howard Osborne Cathy Osgood Les Owens Chuck Paramore Scott Parker Jeff Parrish Becky Peard Tammie Peck Barney Peters Eric Pewthers Jill Plato Kathy Powell Gerry Pruitt Donda Qualls Randy Raley Rodney Raley Larry Ratcliff Shaun Reber Helen Rheone Seniors 139Jay Richeson Isaac Rico Darin Riggs Mark Robertson Andrew Roblez Virginia Roblez Dean Rochelle Jeff Rogers Steve Rolston Dorinda Rudder Cliff Ruemmler Greg Russell Vicki Russell Lezlie Sager Mary Sanchez 140 Seniors To Begin Again Reaching the senior year meant that college was just a few months away. Going to college would be great fun. One would be getting away from home and be living on his own. College would be a new beginning where one could really get started on the future. But, the thought did cause a certain uneasiness. A few who would be taking along a roommate surely felt more comfortable with the thought of going away to school. Insisting that they take his stereo, Gerry Pruitt argues with his roommate, Jay Richeson.Tony Sanchez David Santee Allen Sasse James Scalf Buzzy Scott Bobby Sheffield Patty Shelton Dale Shera Patricia Singleton Wayne Sirmons Lynn Sloan Charles Smades Ann Smith Billy Smith Mark Smith Seniors 141Tina Smith Tina Speraw Scarlet Stayton Deborah Stebbons Suzanne Stewart Jana Stinson Cathy Sydlo Jimmy Taff Angela Taylor Leah Taylor Yvonne Taylor Alison Teal Danny Thompson David Thompson Robin Thompson Rita Tillman Tracy Tims Earnest Tovar Darren Townzen Mark Trachman Stephanie Trammel David Trevino Emma Trevino Sherry Trimble jp v 142 SeniorsThe Right Ingredients After filling out the ACT form, Christine McGrory prepares the envelope for mailing. On hit off hour, Scott Parker relaxes as he catches up on the latest news In "World Tennis.” Fun, excitement, and a feeling of be- ing on top — that's what it meant to be a senior. It was sitting down front at assemblies and having the “good lockers" in senior hall. Sonya Williams said being a senior was like having a recipe with all the right ingredients. With seniority came a sense of ac- complishment for all the years of work and study that led to that most wonderful year of all. But, there was a lot more. Curtis Clayton said, “It is time to make a choice of what you want out of life. I am really scared because I am still not sure what I want." That same feeling of being unsure and a little fearful was felt by other seniors. Mixed-up feelings that turned and turned inside her tummy were ex- perienced by Elaine Marceleno. And, Gerry Pruitt said, "You know after this year it is all up to you to make a life for yourself. All the decisions are now all yours and no one else’s.” Being on top signaled the end of a phase of a person's life. Childhood was at an end, and adulthood was just beginning. Carrie Cain summed it all up when she said, "Happier and more relaxed than ever but still more scared than ever at the same time — that's what being a senior means.” Seniors 143Tammy Truax Mary Trussler Renee Underwood Rebecca Villareal Bob Walker Kim Walker Leah Wall Jeanne Wallace Kerri Walls Pansy Watkins Beth Weaver Bobby Dale West Dennis West Victor West Thelma White Richard Wilkes Darin Willey Sonya Williams Patrick Willis Renee Willis Sheila Willis Glayde Winters Cyndi Woods Karen Yeager Sheryl Young 144 SeniorsMembers of Varsity Choir, Mark Cox, Raegan Felker, Mike Brown, and Donald High, provide accompaniment for vanity choir performances. Our Own Kind of Music Teenagers had had their own brand of music since anyone could remember. They were seldom without music. It was blaring from car radios at Sonic and up and down the drag. From inexpensive radios to very expensive stereo sets, everyone had some way of making his own kind of music. A poll of the students showed that they preferred rock to other types of music, but those who liked soul and country and western could not be denied. In fact, Alabama, a country group, got the most votes for favorite recording group. Each student had his own definition of what good music was. For Carlton Neal it was music that relaxed the mind and soul. It had a good beat, rhythm and sweet sound. But, Howard Osborne liked music that one could dance to. One group of senior boys truly did make their own music. Raegan Felker, Mike Brown, Mark Cox and Donald High had a band that entertained not only themselves, but very often the other students as well. "Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?" sings Dennis Marcha as he prepares for a performance for Quartz Mountain State Lodge. Seniors 145Like a typical Monday, senior Abel Castillo cat- ches up on the sleep that he missed the follow- ing weekend while the rest of the class studies for their chapter test. Some students find that by studying aloud, they can remember facts and events more easily. Junior Ceasar Tovar studies his history by reciting the facts repeatedly. Regina Allen Jack Aspenson Rodney Atchley Shawn Atwood James Bailey Lori Bair Renee Baker Lee Ballard Rochelle Barker Angie Barton Vicky Belcher Judy Blankenship Patty Blazek Tammy Bolden Tina Bomboy Julie Bonalewicz Janet Booker Joe Bourbois 146 JuniorsQuestion to Ponder To study or not to study To study or not to study was often the question. Deciding to study was a difficult decision if “Dynasty” was coming on TV, or if someone special called. But, deciding not to study could have dreadful conse- quences if the grades dropped, and the keys were taken away, or one was grounded. Some students such as Reenie Reid studied as much as possible. She believed that what she did in high school would pay off in the future, that good grades would carry over to college. If a major test was coming up, and the grade was needed to pass, the question did not have to be pondered long. As Cori Duncan said, “I study when I have to pass a certain test to pass for the six weeks. Sometimes, strangely enough, I get the urge to study when I don’t have to." Then, there were those who were fortunate enough that did not really need to study. Monica Young said, "I don't often study, because I listen in class and remember." Ken Meyer said his teachers reviewed before the test, and he listened then. Junior Sherri Childers finds that by studying before she goes to bed she can sleep on the in- formation and remember it better when she wakes up. Doug Bram Greg Briggs Wade Brinkman Anthony Brown Robert Brown Steve Brown William Brown John Bryant Bettilou Bryce Taffy Buchanan Darrin Burkett Carol Caldwell Helene Calvin Danny Campana Orlando Carrisalez Joe Carter Mark Casperson Margaret Catalano Juniors 147Mark Causey LaDana Chambers Joe Chandler W. L. Chappell Kathy Chase MSchelle Cheek Shera Chester Sherri Childers Russ Claiborne Cindy Coffey Johnny Coleman Tim Cooper Kelly Cossey Carter Crow Steve Crowder Johnny Cruz David Cunningham Greg Dakil Cindy Daniels George Dickerson Renee Dickey Michelle Dixon Mark Dodson Mike Dominguez George Donelson Kimberly Doughty Sheri Doughty Marion Drake Bennie Duke Paula Durrough Cynthia Eaglin Tammy Englett Kerry Evans Jovitta Everett LaVonna Farmer Roger Farmer Laura Fathauer Tracy Fergason Frances Fierro Kathy Fletcher Harold Flores Yolanda Flores James Flowers Loren Fontinell Mark Foster Bart Fox Mary Freed Johnny Frescas Lance Fuller Renee Fuller Rey Garcia Kelly Garner Amber Garrison Raimund Gernjak Michelle Gert Curtis Gibson 148 JuniorsCaught in the Middle l l “1“ he best part about being a junior," 1 said Cynthia Eaglin, "is not having to sit in the balcony anymore." Having moved downstairs, the juniors had gained a step toward seniority. The class gained pride in their group when their efforts won the spirit banner during spirit week. While being upper classmen had its rewards, it also brought with it respon- sibilities, of which the most important was raising money for the junior-senior prom to be held at the end of the year. Traditionally, the juniors had held a ham- burger supper during football season and had raised the desired funds. This year's juniors had come up short on their ticket sales. Another money- making project was a must. Selling "I Love Bulldogs" stickers was not a job that class members enjoyed, but one they accepted. Dressed in their hair net and ready to serve, juniors Keith Bolton and Wade Brinkman are relieved that they only have to serve hamburgers for an hour. The juniors earned $1,500 during the supper. After winning the spirit banner on Spirit Week, juniors LaDana Chambers and Andrea Stone present the feel that it should go to the Bulldogs instead. Juniors banner to the student body with pride. Juniors 149Even though the price of the average meal runs about five times that of a meal in the school's cafeteria, Bulldog Haven’s frito pies, ham- burgers, french fries and cokes are preferred by senior Penny Gilbert. Bulldog Haven is a good place to release the day's frustrations. Dwayne Gilliam discovers that playing video games helps him the most.Adron Gildon Kevin Gilpatrick Todd Gilpatrick Robin Glendenning Johnny Gonzales Amanda Gormley Anna Gray Darla Guajardo DeeAnn Gubler LuisGuerro Jeff Hart Scott Hartog Maria Haskin Sand! Hasse Mike Hasty Lyle Hayes Lori Hamel Steve Hanna Dennis Hansford Jim Harris Jeff Harrington Gregariously, seniors Patricia Maddox and Peggy Danyeur find that Bulldog Haven is the best place to meet friends after three hours of listening to teachers. Getaway Haven l i ulldog Haven is a good, clean and decent place to go,” was Mary Freed's opinion, as well as that of many other students. Because of its clean atmosphere and its convenient location across from the field house, Bulldog Haven was one of the most popular places to go during and after school. Along with its good food, it also pro- vided video games, a pool table and a juke box for plenty of entertainment. Dean St.Onge commented that he liked to play the video games, try for the high score and win free food. Eighty-eight percent of the students surveyed went to Bulldog Haven at least twice a week. According to David Meadows, it was a handy place since cokes and candy were not allowed in school. Many students felt that the food at Bulldog Haven provided a break from cafeteria fare. g Doris Dennis is thoroughly enjoying her frito pie In the company of friend Anna Gray. Juniors 151Sharon Hendrix Joey Hernandex Tammy Hicks Donald High Ronda Hill Kenny Holt Steve Hopkins Richard Houck Derwin Howell Gertrude Hurd Terri Ingram Robbie James Trina Jantz Tammy Jarnagin Edward Jimenez Audrey Johnson Deanna Johnson Dennie Johnson Jeff Johnson Anthony Jones Cathy Jones Chris Jones 152 JuniorsA Matter of Money Who would have ever thought a person could go broke just by going to school? When a student left in the morning with just fifty cents for lunch, he usually planned on eating lunch. But with such tempting items as candy bars and M M's being sold, fifty cents just did not make it to lunch. Nor did a reasonable allowance go far when one was asked to support a worthy cause by buying memo pads, ink pens, candles and countless other items. Every club, organization, team and "Now let me see what else I need to fill my orders," says Terry Ingram as she and Tricia Nutter fill their Tom Watt orders to deliver. class appeared to be selling an item to finance trips, projects or big events such as the junior-senior prom and banquet. Products ranged from fifty cents to seven or eight dollars. People such as junior Marcie Wright kept the sells go- ing. She said, “I feel that buying things from clubs and organizations, even if I don't need the stuff, is showing sup- port for school activities." Varsity Choir fruit arrived at the most inoppor- tune times. In the wee hours (about 6:30 a.m.) Orlando Carrlsales and Scott White help unload the truck. "Would you like to buy a handy, dandy room deodorizing candle?" asks Beverly Schuster as she raises money for Distributive Education Clubs of America. Deana Jones Winfred Jones Joe Kaminski Yvonne Kane Tony Kegley DeLisa Kelly Terrie Kilgore Earl Knox Teri Koprowski Jeff Lancaster Cliff Leach Chris Lee Juniors 153Bobby Lemon Terrie Lewis Jackie Ludlow Sherry Lutz Teki Lyons Mark Maahs Jerry Madden Becki Maddox Ester Maldonado Sue Maney Susan Mareno Dwayne Martin George Martin Monique Martin Esther Martinez Lupe Martinez Peter Martinez Steve McAlister Tracy McClain Preston McCullough Cindy McCutchen Jenny McKenzie Scott McLaughlin Kim McLeod David Meadows Kerry Metcalf Tony Miles Brent Moore Irma Moore Janet Moore Terry Moore Wendy Morton Mark Mungaven Caldon Murrell Darie Myers Debbie Nebling Tricia Neely Heidi Nelson Susan Newman Trisha Nutter Natalie O'Brien Lorrie Oglesby 154 JuniorsWhat teacher could doubt this honest facef Junior Chris Jones finds it easy to appear as if he is doing his homework when, in fact, he's writing his best friend a note. There is more to a note than just a message. The different ways of folding one is an art all by itself. John Tudor quickly folds and creases the piece of paper in the precise places. Silent Communiques Mrs. Bair is writing on the board. The time Is Mrfect for Chris Sanders to pass a note to Renee Willis. Something happened on the way to class that Patricia just had to share with her friend across the aisle. Or, George wanted to convey a message to Jane that he just could not bring himself to do in person. These and similar situations were often remedied with the age old art of writing notes. Since communication between students was often prohibited in the classroom, and teachers had been known to read notes that they had found to the entire class, one had to be careful not to get caught. How this feat was accomplished depended on the person's ability to look innocent and interested. Eric Pewthers and Todd Gilpatrick recom- mended hiding notes under books or pretending to be taking notes. It was important to occasionally look up at the teacher to give the impression that one was listening. However, not all were able to master the art. Sophomore, Brenda Cooley moaned that she always seemed to get caught. Juniors 155Saturday Night Live If one had seen all the movies, and no school events were scheduled, alternatives for an evening's entertain- ment ran rather short. Most students were content to ride around the drag, seeing friends and stopping for an oc- casional coke. However, that pastime did not appeal to all. Dates and steadies had the advan- tage of dining out and sharing each other’s company. Video games were still popular, but many students found the arcades too expensive or just weren't interested. What was left to do depended on the person's interests and imagination. Kelly Cossey and her date, bored with Altus nightlife, swung in the park and talked. Tony Kegley said he had lots of fun going to Mangum to chase girls. Andrea Stone played cards with Johnny Patterson who was recovering from a football injury. And what did Mark Uyak do? “Play tennis, what else!” Scott O'Halloran Erin O'Rear Cindy Owen Johnny Patterson Mark Peacock Greg Pearce Jay Penick Cynthia Perez Teal Rettmeier Donna Richardson Terri Richardson Cheryl Ridge Lea Anne Riley Steve Rincon Patti Rivera Terry Robinson Kevin Rogers Casey Roland 156 JuniorsWhat to do for entertainment was easy when there was a home ballgame. Rodney Sheffield and John McLenny enjoy watching the game and being with friends. Concentration and precise judgement are the keys to bowling. Alodis Reynolds takes his time hoping for a strike. Bored with driving around, Kathy Chase and Robbie James entertain themselves by challeng- ing each other to a game of baseball. Like most every other student, Greg Howard stops at Sonic to enjoy a coke. Juniors 157While his handler is otherwise disposed, Teddy finds the most comfortable place in Miss Susie Har- dage's office. Dog Noses Way to Students’ Hearts New to campus, Teddy never failed to attract attention when he appeared in classes or in the halls. A big, adorable golden laborador retriever, he was easy to love and soon became the school pet. But, Teddy was well trained in his job to eliminate drugs from the city schools. He could locate over a hundred substances controlled by law including gun powder, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, barbituates, amphetimines, opiates and hallucinogens. The dog's senses were so keen that even a few seeds of marijuana hidden in a car with the windows rolled up could be detected. Most students felt that Teddy was a good idea and be- lieved that he was getting the job done. Laura Fathauer said, “I'm not really sure if he has helped the drug problem, but I know that if I got caught once, I'd make sure I'd never get caught again." While a few worried that Teddy would alert on the medica- tion they were taking, most felt as Ronda Hill did when she said, "That dog is a doll!" After all, who could be afraid of a dog whose main loves were the tennis balls that he received for a job well done and the M M’s students slipped him. Who could resist a big, lovable dog? James Bailey finds Teddy irresistible. 158 JuniorsDiane Saenz Ricky Salazar Leticia Sanchez Tony Sanchez Chris Sanders Kathy Sayre Beverly Schuster John Scott Kim Secrest Susan Sharp Sara Singleton Katy Smades Billy Smith Bobby Smith Kelly Southall Sharonda Spencer Angela Spooner Keith Spooner Roni Steen Merrill Stegall Andrea Stone Dean St. Onge Tadge Stryminski Dana Sumler Roy Thevenot Cesar Tovar Glen Townsend Kimberly Traylor Kim Trevett Mark Uyak Tito Vargas James Vaughn Lora Wall Jamie Waller Mike Watkins Kurt Wendling David White Scott White Cheryl Wicker Dena Wiginton Chris Wigley Todd Willis Lydia Wisner Gina Wolfe Coy Woods Terri Woodson Marcie Wright Eileen Young Ramona Young Juniors 159Beginning a New Life Sitting and waiting was something sophomores learned to do well, while the juniors and seniors made the drag all night. Sophomores often got caught waiting for their mothers to pick them up at Ken’s Pizza, or they ended up at Putt-Putt playing video games with the junior high kids. Sophomores usually got stuck in front of the school every morning waiting for the first bell to ring, slowly freezing, while the upperclassmen sat in their heated cars. Some sophomores chose to take their chances and drive anyway. Donell Frank said, "I got a ticket the day before my sixteenth birthday. I couldn't believe it!” Rick Winkler had to pay a $35 fine for driving 38 in a 25- mile-an-hour zone. "Every time a policeman is behind or beside me I freeze! I try sitting up real tall, to look older, but, while all of this is happening I feel myself getting sicker and sicker!" said Kelly McCoy. Trisha Harkins said, “I really don’t care what anyone else thinks about me driving, because I'm not going to sit at home or at Putt-Putt when I could be out on the drag having a good time, even though I am a sophomore!" According to Kortni Gibbons, "The day I got my license was a day of relief and also the day my teenage life began." After hours of driving and passing the final test, Cori Duncan anxiously poses for her driver's license picture to be taken. The license gives her a sense of freedom just knowing she no longer has to depend on others for transportation. 160 SophomoresAdolph Abila Paul Abel Chris Allen Erik Aspenson Todd Ballard Dawn Baltra Mary Barton Wayne Bauder Marie Bednarz Jackie Bell Pam Bennett Hope Berry Mark Bevis Rachael Bibb Annette Biilarrial Robert Bobo Shelby Bowens Laura Bowman Beth Brannum Ricky Brian Shannon Bristow Mark Britt Dawn Brooks Jon Ed Brown Steve Buck Karla Bullock Lisa Burk Jim Butler Kathy Caldwell Sherry Cano Bill Cansler Terry Cardwell Theresa Catalano Mike Chafardon Jim Chisholm Scott Clanton Jean Clapper Doug Clark Pam Collier Todd Cook Brenda Cooley Mindy Coon Tyree Cotton Stewart Cousins Johnny Craighead Tamela Crawford Kim Crowder Alice Dantzler Ricky Darnell Christy Dart Sherman Davis Pat Doughty Johanna Duley Cori Duncan Shelly Earls Dennis Easterling Sophomores 161Debbie English Mike Epstein Betty Esquitel Todd Evans Donna Fathauer Keeff Felty Micheal Ferguson Jarva Fillinger Scott Finley Brenda Flanagan Veda Flanary Eddie Flores Bruce Flowers Laura Foster Donnell Frank Ted Gallagher Robert Gambill Ruben Gamez Lance Garrett Kelly Garrison Robert Garrison Kortni Gibbons Steve Gibbs Scott Gibson 162 SophomoresBeing at home and at school together, brother and sister Cynthia and Bernard Eaglin go one step further and work together at Long John Silvers. All in the Family Paige Gilbert Rodney Gildon Jimmy Gonzales Sandra Gonzales Henrietta Goodlow Johnnie Gosch Armondo Guerra Joe Guerra Teresa Guerra Dean Guy Wendy Guynn Julie Hall Paula Hall Michelle Hammack Christi Hanson Trisha Harkins Anna Harris Bennie Harris Derrell Harris Paul Harris Stacey Harris April Harrison Cleo Hayes Tim Herron have been given all the inside informa- tion on what being a sophomore would be like. If there were something he needed to know about, he could wait until he got home to ask without em- barrassing himself in front of his peers. For Lisa Russell, her older sister Vicki was a best friend who would even help her get revenge when someone had done Lisa a wrong. Carrie Hullender said she always knew who to run to whether older brother Kirk wanted to be there or not. However, Carrie did say Kirk was very interested in who she was dating. If he did not approve of her choice, Kirk readily expressed his opinion. Keeping Sharon Weatherly out of trouble was a concern of her brother John. In fact, Sharon said John pretty much stayed out of her way unless he wanted to tell her not to do something. Older sister Kim McLeod gives sophomore sis Tamara pointers on Drill Team routines. Both were members of the newly formed group. Having a brother or sister in the school could prove advan- tageous, especially if one was a sophomore. The younger sibling would Since both senior Joe Bednarz and his sophomore sister Marie are members of That Altus Band, he has the chance to lend a hand when she runs into trouble with her music. Sophomores 163Dwight Hill Harvey Hill Mary Hill Jay Holland Kimberly Holloway Bobby Holly Matter of Degrees I l hi here are those trams, and YV what about the shuttle buses? I've been waiting here for hours." This statement could have been made from any number of sophomores at the first sign of cool weather. Juniors and seniors had of- fered to sell them tram tickets at the beginning of the year. The truth was that the trams and shuttle buses did not exist and were another up- perclassman trick. Come hail and high water, the walk from the main building to the other side of the campus had to be made. The swimming students were the ones that most needed to be pitied. So much time was spent getting dressed that they did not have time to dry their hair. "I hated it." said Cynthia Walker, “By the time I got to the main building my hair was finally dry, but it was blown all over the place, and it was cold." Pointing out the sophomores in the main hall was not hard. They all had the red nose-frozen ear lobe syn- drome. Since all sophomores had to walk to the Language Arts building, they suffered most from the elements. The first snow fall of the season provides Kim Crowder the opportunity for a bit of fun. While the white stuff may have provided enjoyment in spare time, it brought cold which caused discomfort when one had to go across campus to the next class. Probably the most dreaded walk during cold weather was the one made from the main building to Language Arts. Paul Harris and Floyd Copeland make the journey while hoping spring is early this year. It is Saturday and as news editor of the Collar staff. George Donelson has to come to school to work. He appreciates the nice weather since Mrs. Thomas is late as usual. 164 SophomoresSam Hothe Jay Howes Cody Huckaby Carrie Hullender Brian Hunt Frederick Hunt Erin Hurd Rudy Hutchison Mary Jay Nancy Jeffery Kary Jessup Dennis Johnson Park Johnson Amy Jones Mike Jones Sean Jordan Kristi Kastner Gerrie Kendrix Catherine King Robert Kitson Michelle Klukas Mary Knox Susan Knutson Randy Koukal Teddy Lawson Leah Leatherman Debra Lee Lisa Lee Richard Lee Steve Lee Paulette Leclere Dena Lehr Rod Lindke Johnny Littlefield Lesa Littlejohn Michelle Lobaugh Kristy Lowery Dan Lucisano Tim Lynch Loretta Lyons Rebecca Martin Sylvia Martinez Marilyn Massenburg Karen McClenny Kelly McCoy Chuck McCullough Amy McDaniel Larwetta McGee Sophomores 165Sharon Mcllnay Mitch McKee Tamra McLeod Dale McWilliams Leesa Meadows Celedonio Mendoza Tina Mesa Ken Meyer Carla Miles Shelly Montgomery Kathryn Moore Steve Moore Terri Moore Kenneth Morilak Kak Moyer Reecie Murrell Cristy Myers Gloria Myers James Nall Tony Neal Valerie Neel Charlie Newell Carolyn Nickles Regina Oliphant Neltra Ortiz Juanell Padgett Jana Payne Tony Pearson Larry Phillips Tina Pierson Kevin Pitts Brenda Plummer Tracy Poole Jeff Post Joe Poulin April Presley Tina Quarles John Raven Tim Ray Todd Reber Noel Reeves Doug Reid Reenie Reid Frank Revilla Alodis Reynolds Kathy Rhodes Rhonda Rincon Stephanie Rice 166 SophomoresJoe Richardson Elizabeth Rico Donna Rivera Curtis Roberson Lisa Roberson Joann Rodriguez John Rodriguez Debra Roff Eddie Rogers Larry Rogers Mark Romine Tim Romines Computing the Problem The 50’s had their rock-n-roll, the 60's had their hippies and the 70's had Watergate. From video games that entertained to cash registers that did inventories, to classroom instruction, the 80's would be the age of the computer. Sophomore Lisa Russell finds she needs more than typing skill to operate the computer typesetter used by the Collar staff. Hoping to be copy editor, she acquaints herself with the machine. Computers had been purchased in the fall of 1981, and two classes were added to the curriculum. Students in these classes became acquainted with the awesome machines and soon learned to have fun along with working out long, involved programs. During Christmas one student programmed the computer so that when he typed "Merry Christmas," a Christmas tree would appear on the screen. Students worked on a program that would average all individual senior grades and rank the members of the class. Another program would take all student enrollment cards, sort them and put them in order. One student who was well- acquainted with computers was Scott Hartog who at the early age of 12 had become infatuated with computers. He said, “Programming is frustrating the first few programs, but after that it is no big feat. You soon learn to ‘speak' computer fluently." Scott and his father owned a com- puter company known as R and S Custom Software Design. He said com- puters were not the awesome brains that some people thought, but really were only a bunch of switches con- trolled by a central processing unit. He said, “You could do the same thing with a hallway full of light switches and rollerskates." As a member of one of the computer classes. Greg Russell introduces a grade-schooler to computer languages. Sophomores 167Morita Rose Kellie Rotan Reynaldo Ruiz Buck Russell Lisa Russell Burt Saffell Lori Sanchez Michele Sanchez Tommy Sanchez John Santos Nicky Scalf TiAnn Searle Since she is a member of That Altus Band, and her dad. Mr. Larry Harris, is the director, sophomore Stacey Harris gets a double dose of having a parent on the faculty. She said she had worried about people thinking her dad favored his daughter, but since he actually made it harder on her. she no longer worries. 168 SophomoresSteve Sharp Edwina Shaver Rodney Sheffield Liane Shelton Melissa Shelton John Signorelli Darell Sisson Mark Skinner Charles Smith Shawn Smith Waria Smith Steve Solis Family When one forgot his lunch money, having a parent on the faculty was nice. But. while students depend- ed on their teacher-parents for things they forgot or needed to know, teachers’ children sometimes had a rough time. Kortni Gibbons said teachers ex- pected more from her since her mom was a teacher. If she did something wrong or made a bad grade, teachers could tell her mother a lot easier. While she enjoyed her mother, Mrs. Glenda Bair, close by, Erin O'Rear said she did not like her mother checking on her grades. Band director Larry Harris' daughter Stacey not only had her dad in the same school, she was a member of That Altus Band as well. At one time Stacey thought that other students would think her dad was playing favorites because she was his daughter. She said most people real- ized, though, that he was actually harder on her to show others that Stacey did not get special attention. football coach, father Dave Brown stops by to When Nicky forgets his lunch money, having Tiake sure son Jon Ed is getting full benefit dad, Mr. Leonard Scalf, on the faculty Is really from the workout session. quite nice. Sophomores 169Mike Spell Cary Spencer Norma Stayton Melissa Steele Wayne Steel Carolyn Stephenson John Stine Jeannine Stryminski Ray Suniga Charlie Taylor Joyce Taylor Patty Teigen Michael Thomas Ricky Thomas Roger Torres Bea Torrez Kris Trammel Robert Trevino Yvonne Trevino Cecilia Troxell Jon Tudor Kim Turner Terry Underfinger Winfred Underwood Yvette Victoria Mike Waldron Cindi Walker Cynthia Walker Jim Wallace Renee Ward Chery Warhurst Michelle Warhurst John Weatherly Sharon Weatherly Teresa Weaver Mike Webb Susie Wenk Kelly West Rita White Roger White Cheryl Whitman Lisa Wilburn David Wilcox Tina Wilkes Dorinda Williams Robin Williams Sandra Willis Shellie Willmering 170 SophomoresRobert Willsey Amber Wilson Dollins Wyndell Jacquetta Wingfield Rick Winkler Chris Woodard Kristy Wuthnow Michelle Yorn Chris Young Lisa Young Monica Young Highchair Blues Life had its ups and downs. especially when one was a sophomore. One disadvantage was viewing life from the world’s most em- barrassing highchair, the balcony. With heads in the clouds and minds elsewhere, sophomores had trouble just making it up the stairs and into their seats. Then, once there, they did not even know how to do the "Battle Cry.” Some could often get away with the line, “I’m not a sophomore!” But, by sitting in the balcony, there was no de- nying it. Sophomores were barked at, teased and put down constantly. It was hard to accept the teasing sometimes, but all the while, they were thinking, "Just wait. . .!" Oh, the glamour it would have been to sit downstairs with the "so-called" upperclassmen. The consolation was that 10th grade only lasted one year, and those youngsters in the balcony knew their day would come. Part of the life of a sophomore was becoming accustomed to opening lockers that always seemed to be stuck. David McMican threatens his locker with physical harm when the lock refuses to open. The world’s largest highchair could be found at Altus High. Sophomores climbed two stairways to reach the balcony for every assembly. Look- ing down, they often encountered derisive looks and remarks and kept thinking of next year. However, they still get into the spirit and add their support to the team. Sophomores 171At the monthly meeting of the board, Dr. Clyde Russell and Dr. Morris Foster, superintendent, go over the items on the agenda. Computers were the coming thing and com- puter courses were added to the high school curriculum two years before. Amon Liu demonstrates for Dr. Clyde Russell what he and other students have learned. Penmasters' members entered many writing contests. Mrs. Donna Walker. Joe Bednarz and Vicki Russell acquaint Mr. Jack Colville with the opportunities available for students with talent in the written word. School finances was important business, and Dr. Bennett Wray and board clerk Mrs. Bell Bryan give the past month's expenses their full attention. CPR was learned by all health services students, and Shari Fortenberry and Sherry Morris demonstrate the procedure for Dr. Bennett Wray. 172 Board of EducationQuality Education On the Move “I”he five men that made up the J Board of Education along with Dr. Morris Foster, superintendent of schools, could point with pride to the achievements of the past year. Air conditioning had been installed throughout the system as had alarm systems. A drug detection program us- ing trained dogs had been instituted and the high school boasted a new 32- member drill team. These were but the most important additions made that improved the quality of education a student could receive. Representing a community solid thru and thru with pride and support for the school system, the Board of Education continued Altus' tradition by making excellent educational opportunities even better. Teddy, the drug dog, demonstrates his expertise to Dr. Morris Foster and Mr. Harold Spencer. Marilyn Massenburg, having agreed to be part of the demonstration, is assured by handler Mrs. Wanda Packard that Teddy Is a gentle dog. One of the favorite activities of Mr. Herman Babbs' classes was to try out the static electrici- ty conductor. Mr. Thurman Gregg enjoys wat- ching Cleo Hayes' hair stand on end. When a board meeting began, members quickly got down to the business at hand. Mr. Thurman Gregg, Mr. Jack Colville, president, and Mr, Harold Spencer consider the next topic. Board of Education 173Decision Making for VIP’s lill hile few students thought a great deal about what went on at the Board of Education office building they directly benefited from the work there since every decision was made with the good of the students in mind. Because of the diligence and dedica- tion of Dr. Morris Foster. Superin- tendent of Schools and his staff, each student had the opportunity to learn in a modern environment and to get an education that would compare favorably with those of other students in the state and nation. Dr. Foster often pointed to the achievements of the students with pride, but he also took an avid interest in students in all levels of achievement. To him the students were the "Very Important Persons" of the system. His 12th year as superintendent was commemorated by the senior class who presented him with a brass clock to symbolize that both Dr. Foster and the seniors had been in the school system for 12 years. He said. "This is one of the highest honors that has ever been afforded me. Especially is it meaningful since it came from our young people to whom we dedicate our efforts." Personal secretary to Superintendent Dr. Morris Foster. Mrs. Theresa Hoehne's responsibilities also include payroll and personnel duties. Attendance director for the system. Mrs. Geneva Plew visits the different schools often to keep a close check on absences. Financial clerk Mrs. Bell Bryan is kept busy writing checks and keeping track of all the many accounts of various schools and organizations. The system has an extensive audio-visual library which is the charge of Mrs. Marilyn Buck. Secretaries for the board are Mrs. Pat Jacks. Transportation, purchasing and maintenance Miss Penny Smith. Mrs. Dorothy Kuykendall come under the supervision of Mr. John Buck, (seated). Mrs. Marion Wood. Mrs. Karen Marple assistant superintendent, and Mrs. Lillian Bell. 174 Board of Educationbrass clock is presented to Dr. Morris Foster. iperintendent. by Krik Hullender and bolizes the 12 years that both the seniors and lembers of the senior class. The gift sym- Dr. Foster have been part of the school system. Information services director Mrs. Ruth Ferris also directs instructional television. Curriculum director Mr. John McLeod works with textbook selection, workshops for teachers and new programs. Board of Education 175Top Four Plus Three With over 950 students in attendance most days, the administration offices were busy places to be. In his second year at the head post Mr. Mike Copeland continued to strive for excellence. Always ready to listen to problems and suggestions from students and faculty, he rarely missed anything that was going on in the school. Second in command was Mr. Roy Lamar. Often his door was closed as he counseled with students who were having problems. If he was not in his office, he was probably somewhere in the school checking out a problem with the building. Absentees and tardies were problems that were under the supervision of Mr. Jack Diltz. He had heard some really good stories, but in his third year as attendance director, Mr. Diltz had become quite proficient in determining truth from fiction. Problems were not unknown to Mr. Leonard Scalf either. As athletic director for the system-wide athletic program, he coordinated and supervised every sport in the two junior highs and the high school. While their titles may not have been as impressive as the men they worked for. three ladies were very important in the smooth running of the school. Secretaries Mrs. Bobbie Spruiell, Mrs. Carol Atkinson and Mrs. Karen Bryce were seldom without several jobs to do at once. Not only did Mrs. Bobbie Spruiell serve as Mr. Copeland's secretary, she also found time to brighten the main office. For Christmas she adds a large red bow. Even with her busy schedule, secretary Mrs. Karen Bryce finds time to visit with teachers and students. To oversee the athletic program in the Altus school was Mr. Leonard Scalf's responsibility. He visits with Coach Steve Randall concerning the wrestling schedule. 176 AdministrationWith the responsibility of the education of 950 Attendance director Mr. Jack Diltz has to take a students on his shoulders, Mr. Mike Copeland moment to decide whether to believe the story has to check often to make sure all areas are he is hearing. covered. A friendly smile and pleasant voice helps Mrs. Carol Atkinson when she deals with students, teachers and parents in the attendance office. While he spends part of each day in his office, Mr. Roy Lamar, vice principal, deals with stu- dent problems, but he also sees to the smooth operation of the school plant. Administration 177Mrs. Judy Archer DE Mr. Herman Babb Geometry, physics Mrs. Glenda Bair Satire, grammar compositlon Mr. Benton Baucum Algebra, computer science, math analysis Mr. Robert Bostic American history, black history, sociology Mr. Ricky Bottom Woodwork Mrs. Sharon Breuer Health services Mrs. Barbara Brinkman English, novels Services Rendered Student Problems Our Specialty mportant services were provided to students by Susie Hardage, senior counselor; J. D. Johnson, junior counselor; and Petra Chavarria, sophomore counselor. Dealing with a variety of student pro- blems ranging from school to home related was not all counselors did, however. They also scheduled classes, kept up school records, worked with the teachers of the gifted and special education classes and picked up homework for absent students. Another job the counselors did was to help students apply to take the SAT and ACT tests. And, for the student who wished to go to college, but had not chosen the right one, information could always be found in the counselors' offices that would aid him in making his decision. Also in the counselors' offices was in- formation about the different scholar- ships, loans, grants and financial aids available to seniors. Being in her second year of counsel- ing, Susie Hardage and Petra Chavar- ria, a former Spanish teacher, both agreed that neither wanted to work at any other job than the one they had. Students' transcripts were hard to keep up with since there were so many students entering and leaving the school. Mr. J. D. Johnson looks through one of several files for a transcript. Almost every day was a busy day for senior class counselor. Miss Susie Hardage. Counseling students, changing schedules, keeping up school records and reviewing students' transcripts were all a part of her dally routine. At the beginning of the semester, class changes were common. Mrs. Petra Chavarria is changing a schedule for one of the many who were not satisfied with their original schedule. 178 FacultyMr. David Brown American history, football Mr. Don Campbell Biology, gifted science, tennis Mrs. Theresa Campbell French, Spanish, tennis Mrs. Joyce Chisum Typing Mr. Dan Cocannouer Biology, earth science, football track Mrs. Pat Coffey Home economics Mr. Kenneth Cox choir, piano lab Mr. Sam Craig BandMan of Many Talents n 1963, Mr. Tom Stephens went as a member of the Peace Corps to the Panama Canal Zone. Having a major in biology and a minor in math was not nearly as great an asset as not being able to speak Spanish was a drawback. Out of necessity. Mr. Stephens learned the Spanish language, and when he returned to the states in 1965, he was 95 percent fluent. He attended East Central State University at Ada and changed his major to Spanish and his minor to speech. Teaching Spanish was definitely not the only profession that Mr. Stephens had. He was also a preacher at the Warren Church of Christ, he taught history and government, was an auc- tioneer and he also sold real estate. He also taught an adult education class in conversa- tional Spanish. But, Mr. Stephens did occasionally take a break from work and enjoy himself by flying small airplanes which he did for a hobby. One thing that Mr. Stephens was particularly interested in and enjoyed was the foreign ex- change program, and each year, he arranged for at least one student to come to Altus from a Spanish speaking country. In the classroom, Mr. Tom Stephens is a dynamic, ex- citing teacher. Students agreed that he was excellent and that they were never bored in his class.Mrs. Ruth Cross Special education Mr. Brent Cummins World history, basketball Mr. Craig Cummins Girls' basketball, general business Mrs. Jane Cunningham Band Mr. Doug Dalton Art Mr. Bruce Farquhar Agriculture, farm shop Mrs. Ruth Ferris Television Mr. Gary Ford Band Mr. Jerry Foster Earth science, health and safety, football golf Mr. Gary Freeman Consumer math, baseball. American literature Mr. Charles Goodwin Building trades Mr. John Hamilton Gymnastics Mrs. Cencl Hardee Biology, gifted science Mr. Joe Harkins Electrification Mr. Clester Harrington Drivers' education, boys' basketball Mr. Larry Harris Band, music theory Mr. Bob Hart Drivers’ education, geography, football track Mrs. Betty Heffel American history, government Mrs. Roberta Holt Algebra, gifted math Mr. Bill Hoyt Drivers’ education Mrs. Anna Jackson Child care Mr. Walter Johnson Health and safety, earth science, football wrestling Mr. Robert Killebrew ICE Mr. James Klndsfather Drafting, woodwork Mr. Larry King English, short stories Faculty 181Mr. Maurice King Speech, drama Mrs. Iletta Lett Accounting Mr. Jim Litsch Psychology Mr. Bruce May Physical education, football baseball Mr. Mark Morey American literature, dramatic literature Mrs. Lavern Muller English, world literature Mr. Jim Parks Agriculture, farm management Mrs. Susan Pettit Short stories, sociology Mrs. Karen Pickett Shorthand, business machines Mrs. Christine Provence General business, typing Mrs. Debbie Randall Science fiction Mr. Steve Randall Health and safety, government, wrestling Mr. John Ray Chemistry, advanced investigative chemistry Mrs. Tomme Richardson Business machines, VOE Mrs. Gloria Rustmann Drill team, Remedial English Mrs. Carol Schmidt Special education Mr. Tom Stephens Spanish Mrs. Virginia Thomas Journalism, yearbook, newspaper Mr. Mike Tucker Remedial English Mr. Ray Vinyard Auto mechanics 182 FacultyMrs. Donna Walker Grammar composition, English literature, gifted English Mrs. Linda Wiginton Swimming, lifesaving Cooks: Ida Mae Carter Hazel Oakley Ruby Smith Millie Yates Arleen Willcut Susan Hartford Custodians: Virgial Sigle Dwain Freed Walter Ogletree Carlos Martinez D. C. Hill Moses Bara Faculty 183—A— Abila. Adolph 52.161 Abila. Paul 114. 116. 161 ACTV62. 63 Administration 176. 177 Allen. Chris 56. 161 Allen. Regina 68. 146 Allison. Donnie 130 Anderson. Andy 69. 70. 80. 130 Archer. Judy 178 Art Club 58. 59 Aspenson. Eric 11.34. 36. 52. 120. 121. 161 Aspenson. Jack 146 Atchley. Rodney 146 Atkinson. Carol 176. 177 Atwood. Shanin 146 Azlin. Billy 130 Babb. Herman 58. 59. 173. 178 Bailey. James 3. 21.68. 146. 158 Bailey. Lawson 101. 123.130 Bair. Glenda 169. 178 Bair. Lori 11. 16. 17. 44. 45. 52 146 Baker. Marchelle 146 Baker. Steven 130 Ballard. Lee 33. 146 Ballard. Todd 84. 161 Balque. Patricia 73. 78. 80. 130 137 Baltra. Dawn 119, 161 Band 46. 47. 48. 49 Banda. Mary 130 Bara. David 130 Bara. Moses 183 Barker. Renee 15 Barker Rochelle 15. 73. 123. 130. 146 Barnett. Alice 46 Barton. Angie 70. 146 Barton. Mary 91. 112. 161 Baseball 126. 127 Basketball. Boys' 106. 107. 108 109 Basketball. Girls’ 110. 111. 112 113 Baucum. Benton 178 Bauder. Wayne 46. 161 Bednarz. Joseph 46. 59. 130 163. 172 Bednarz. Marie 34. 46. 48. 58. 59. 60. 161. 163 Belcher. Vicky 52. 64. 146. 189 Bell. Jacki 46. 161 Bell. Lillian 174 Benivamondez. Henry 46 Bennett. Pamela 119. 123. 161 Berry. Hope 60. 96. 161 Bevins. April 80. 130 Bevis. Mark 161 Bibb. Rachel 34. 46. 161 184 Index Who’s Where Billarrial. Annette 161 Birk. Lisa 56 Blankenship. Judy 93. 123. 146 Blazek. Patty 146 Blunt. Jackie 119. 123. 130 Boaldm. Gina 16. 30. 44. 62. 64. 130 Board of Education 172. 173. 174. 175 Bobo. Robert 36. 37. 52. 161 Bolden. Tammi 3. 126. 146 Bollenbach. Glenda 21.24. 25. 52. 55.62. 130 Bolton. Keith 87. 109. 123, 149 Bomboy. Tina 58. 146 Bonalewicz. Julie 21. 146 Booker. Janet 146 Boone. Paula 130 Bostic. Robert 178 Bottom. Ricky 178 Bourbois. Joe 20. 21.87. 91. 109. 146 Bowens. Shelby 16. 161 Bowman. Laura 10. 31.44. 121. 161 Brady. Deana 130 Bram. Doug 147 Branch. Edward 107. 109 Branch. Glenda 130 Branum. Beth 46. 56. 161 Breeding. Keith 46. 130 Breuer. Sharon 72. 178 Brian. Ricky 161 Briggs. Greg 108. 109. 123. 147 Brinkman. Barbara 178 Brinkman. Wade 12. 17. 21.22. 52.62. 147. 149 Bristow. Shannon 40. 44. 161 Britt. Mark 161 Britton. David 130 Brooks. Dawn 46. 50. 56. 161 Brown. Anthony 147 Brown. Beatrice 73. 130 Brown. David 100. 123. 169. 179 Brown. Jon Ed 52.91. 123. 125. 161.169 Brown. Robert 78. 147 Brown. Steve 147 Brown. Tessie 76 Brown. William 46. 147 Browne. Michael 52. 54. 62. 63. 130. 138. 145 Bryan. Bell 172. 174 Bryant. John 123. 147 Bryant. Leslie 11. 18. 44. 52. 130 Bryant. Ricky 84 Bryce. Bettilou 5.11.28. 50. 62. 111. 112. 123. 147 Bryce. Karen 176 Buck. Steve 123. 161 Bullock. Karla 56. 60. 68. 161 Burk, Lisa 161 Burkett. Darrin 147 Burris. Cynthia 130 Burton. Kathryn 7. 52. 58. 59. 60. 130. 131 Busby. Donna 130 Butler. Jim 161 Buchanan. Taffy 147 Buck. John 174 Buck. Marilyn 174 Buck. Steve 76. 116 — Cain. Carrie 52. 58. 59. 130. 143 Caldwell. Carol 147 Caldwell. Kathy 60. 161 Calvin. Helene 46 Campana. Maria 130 Campbell. Don 41. 123. 179 Campbell. Kevin 130 Campbell Theresa 123. 179 Campona. Danny 147 Cander. William 161 Cano, Sherry 161 Card. Debra 80. 130 Card. Robert 78. 130 Cardwell. Terry 109. 161 Carrisalez. Orlando 52. 63. 116. 147. 153 Carter. Ida Mae 183 Carter. Joe 147 Cash. Didi 64. 87. 126. 130. 189 Cash. Lisa 10. 52. 130 Caskey. Kent 130 Casperson. Mark 46. 147 Cassida. Dawna 70. 130 Castillo. Abel 130. 146 Castillo, Martin 130 Catalano. Teresa 161 Catalano. Margaret 147 Causey. Mark 3. 12. 16. 148 Chafardon. Mike 161 Chambers. LaDana 42. 43. 50. 63.65.93. 123. 148. 149. 190 Chandler. Joe 107. 109. 123. 148 Chappell. W. L. 74.148 Chase. Kathy 50. 65. 148. 156 Chavarria. Petra 179 Chaves. Leonardo 56 Cheek. M'Shell 26. 68. 81. 148 Cheerleaders 42. 43 Chester. David 130 Chester. Shera 148 Childers. Sherri 33. 147. 148 Chisholm. James 46. 161 Chisholm. Joyce 33. 179 Christian. Felicia 130 Claiborne. Russ 20. 21.91. 148 Clanton. Scott 76. 161 Clapper. Jean 161 Clare. Doug 161 Clark. Kara 70. 130 Clayton. Curtis 75. 116. 130, 143 Cline. Burt 76 Cocannouer. Dan 179 Coffey. Cindy 42. 52. 63. 123. 148 Coffey. Pat 179 Coleman. Johnny 123. 124 128. 148 Colen. Stephanie 62. 132 Collar 60. 61 Collier. Pamela 60. 161 Colville. Jack 172 Colvin. Cathe 29. 44. 45. 62. 63 132 Connally. Charles 46. 132 Conrad. Tammy 18. 52. 55. 93 132 Cook. Samuel 46. 161 Cooley. Brenda 56. 57. 94. 155. 161 Coon. Melinda 46. 59. 161 Cooper. Tim 148 Copeland. Floyd 164 Copeland. Mike 176. 177 Cossey. Kelly 52. 65. 70. 148. 156. 189 Cotton. Tyree 109, 161 Cousins. Stewart 77. 116, 161 Cox. Jimmy 76. 132 Cox. Kenmeth 34. 52. 179 Cox. Mark 24. 25. 36. 37. 52. 54. 123. 126. 132. 145. 191 Craig. Sam 46. 49. 179 Craighead. Johnny 161 Crawford. Tamela 161 Cross. Daniel 81. 132 Cross. Donald 132 Cross. Lynn 132 Cross. Ruth 180 Crow. Carter 21.22. 36. 37. 52. 91.148 Crow. David 132 Crowder. Kim 60. 161. 164 Crowder. Steve 148 Cruz. Johnny 76. 116. 148 Cryer. Scott 132 Cummins. Brent 109. 181 Cummins. Craig 110. 112. 123. 181 Cunningham. Candie 132 Cunningham. David 85. 148 Cunningham. Jane 46. 48. 181 Dalton. Doug 50. 59. 181 Dakil. Greg 29. 52. 59. 64. 148 Daniel. Cynthia 148 Daniel. Cynthia 148 Dantzler. Alice 9. 34. 40. 162 Danyeur. Peggy 76. 132. 151 Darnell. Rick 46. 48. 114 116 161 Dart. Christy 46. 56. 161 Davies. Tracy 70. 132 Davis. Sherman 161 DECA 70.71 Dennis. Dorris 133 deSilva, Francisca 56 Desjarlais. Gary 96 DeWeese. Kim 5. 11.26. 27. 28. 78. 132 DeWilde. Richard 46. 132 Dickerson. George 18. 31.32. 52. 63. 148 Dickey. Renee 3. 87. 148 DiGiacomo. Lisa 133 Dillion. Doug 133 Diltz. Jack 6. 123. 132. 176. 177Dion. Linda 52. 133 Dixon. Michelle 11.52. 70. 80. 148 Dobbins. Ronnie 133 Dobbs. James 58. 59. 126. 133. 137 Dodson. Mark 16. 31.52. 62. 148 Dollins. Wyndell 84. 171 Dominguez. Jeanette 72. 73. 110. 111. 112. 113. 133 Dominguez. Mike 63. 116. 148 Donelson. George 58. 59. 60. 148.164 Doornbos. Scott 76 Doughty. Kim 21. 148 Doughty. Pat 46. 161 Doughty. Sherri 46. 148 Downs. Terry 133 Drill Team 40. 41 Drake. Marion 58. 59. 121. 123. 148 Dudley. Christy 121 Duke. Bennie 148 Duke. Dennis 133 Duley. Johanna 161 Duncan. Cori60. 147. 160. 161 Durrough. Paula 148 —E—7 Eaglin. Bernard 70. 133. 143. 163 Eaglin. Cynthia 16. 40. 41.70. 81. 148. 149. 163 Earles. Shelly 161 Easterling. Dennis 76. 96. 161 Eiler. Denise 70. 133 Englett. Tammi 80. 148 English. Debbie 44. 120. 121. 129. 162 Epstein. Michael 162 Esquirel. Betty 162 Evans. James 162 Evans. Kerry 67. 78. 148 Everett. Jovita 148 Everett. Thomas 133 Farmer. LaVonna 46. 48. 58. 59. 148 Farmer. Roger 36. 52. 78. 86. 148 Farquhar. Bruce 180 Fathauer. Donna 162 Fathauer. Laura 58. 148 FBLA 68. 69 Felker. Raegan 20. 22. 23. 30. 36. 37.52. 54.55. 70.71. 133, 145, 191 Felty. Keeff 52.76. 162 Ferguson. Traci 40. 148 Ferguson. Michael 82. 162 Ferris. Ruth 6. 62.63. 175. 181 FFA74. 75. 76. 77 Fiero. Frances 148 Filer. Vincent 59. 78. 133 Fillinger. Jarvia 60. 162 Finley. Scott 162 Flanagan. Brenda 162 Flanagan. Maureen 58. 59. 60. 133. 138 Flannery. Vida 46. 57. 162 Fletcher. Kathy 56. 58. 59. 148 Flores. Eddie 116. 162 Flores. Harold 78. 148 Flores. Yolanda 80. 148 Flowers. Bruce 162 Flowers. James 78. 148 Fontinell. Loren 46. 148 Football 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105 Ford. Gary 46. 181 Fortenberry. Shari 46. 47. 72. 73. 133. 138. 172 Foster. Jerry 123. 126. 181 Foster. Laura 162 Foster. Mark 148 Foster. Dr Morris 172. 173. 174. 175 Fox. Burt 76. 148 Frank. Donnell 42. 43. 50. 123. i60. 162 French Club 56. 57 Freed. Douglas 183 Freed. Dwain 183 Freed. Mary 68. 148. 151 Freeman. Gary 123. 126. 181 Freeman. Tina 56. 68. 69. 133 Frescas. Johnny 148 Fuller. Lance 60. 108. 109. 123. 148 Fuller. Renee 148 Fuller. Steve 107 — Gallagher. David 123, 126. 133 Gallagher. Ted 95. 162 Gambill. Robert 76. 162 Gamble. Tina 57. 89. 133 Garcia. Ray 121 Garcia. Rudy 148 Garner. Kelly 46. 48. 148 Garrett. Lance 46. 52. 162 Garrison. Amber 3. 148 Garrison. Beverly 6. 9. 24. 36. 37.44.52. 133 Garrison. Kelly 44. 56. 122. 123. 162 Garrison. Robert 162 Gernjak. Raimund 148 Gert. Michele 148 Gibbs. Steve 162 Gibbon. Curtis 148 Gibbons. Kortm 9. 60. 68. 160. 162. 169 Gibson. Denise 68. 81. 134 Gibson. Cynthia 134 Gibson. Scott 123. 162 Gibson. Robert 134 Gilbert. Paige 46. 163 Gilbert. Penny 46. 134. 150. 154 Gildon. Adron 151 Gildon. Rodney 163 Gilliam. Dwayne 150 Gilpatrick. Kevin 46. 66. 67. 151 Gilpatrick. Todd 52. 54. 62. 99. 114. 116. 151. 155 Glendennmg. Robin 46. 151 Golf 126. 127 Gomez. Ruben 162 Gonzales. Jimmy 163 Gonzales. Johnny 151 Gonzales. Sandra 95. 163 Gosch. Johnnie 163 Goodgame. Roland 46. 58. 134 Goodlow. Henrietta 15. 163 Goodwan. Charles 180 Gormely, Amanda 80. 151 Gould. Debora 110. 111. 112. 113. 123. 134 Gourley. Debra 134 Graham. Tracy 21.24. 25. 42. 43. 50. 56. 123. 134 Gray. Anna 16. 72. 151 Green. Micheal 134 Gregg. Thurman 173 Gregory. Ron 79. 134 Griffitt. Lew 78 Gross. Roy 76 Guajardo. Darla 46. 151 Gubler. Dee Ann 46. 151 Gubler. Richard 46. 134 Guerra. Armoldo 163 Guerra. Joe 163 Guerra. Luis 151 Guerra. Teresa 163 Guerro. Arturo 134 Guy. Dean 163 Guynn. Wendy 57. 163 Gymnastics 122. 123 —H—7 Hall. Julie 60.91. 163 Hall. Paula 163 Hall. Timothy 52. 54. 123. 134 Hamel. Lori 13. 52. 151 Hamilton. John 181 Hammock. Brad 134 Hammock. Michelle 60. 68. 78. 163 Hanna. Steven 151 Hans. Susan 12. 16. 27. 62. 63. 134 Hansford. Dennis 151 Hanson. Christine 163 Hardee. Cenci 3.91. 181 Hardage. Susie 158. 178 Harkins. Joe 78. 181 Harkins. Patricia 160. 163 Harlan. Alison 46.47.68. 69. 134 Harmon. Robert 134 Harrington. Clester 94. 95. 108. 109. 123. 181 Harrington. Jeff 76. 116. 151 Harris. Anna 46. 163 Harris. Barbara 42. 43. 123. 134. 135 Harris. Bennie 163 Harris. Derrell 46. 163 Harris. James 60. 96. 151 Harris. Larry 34. 46. 47. 49. 168. 169. 180 Harris. Paul 163. 164 Harris. Peggy 34 Harris. Stacey 32. 46. 163. 168. 169 Harrison. April 46. 163 Harrold. Jay 134 Hart. Bob 126. 181 Hart. Jeff 46. 48. 151 Hartford. Susan 183 Hartog. Lisa 59. 60. 121. 123. While students often moaned about how much work they had to do, Mrs. Betty Heffel got her students so Involved In a Stock Market game, they forgot to com- plain. Cathy Sayer and Cindy Cof- fey try to decide whether to buy or sale. Index 185134 Hartog. Scott 58. 87. 121. 123. 151. 167 Hartsell, James 46. 58. 59. 134 Hasse. Sandra 151 Hasty. Mike 75. 78. 151 Hayes. Cleo 163. 172 Hayes. Lyle 151 Haught. Mark 110. 112 Heard. Carmen 134 Heflel. Betty 181 Heller. Chanachai 46 Heller. Ratree 119. 134 Hendrix. Sharon 123 HERO 80.81 Hernandez. Carmel 134 Hernandez. Joey 60. 64. 189 Hernandez. Rony 56. 89 Herron. Tim 114. 116. 123. 163 Hicks. Tammi 15. 32. 50. 86. 123 Higdon. Kenneth 134 High. Donald 21.32. 33. 34. 50. 52. 54.63.68. 145 Hill. D C. 182 Hill. Dwight 46. 164 Hill. Harvey 52. 164 Hill. Judith 59.63. 135 Hill. Mary 46. 118. 119. 164 Hill. Rhonda 158 Hoene. Theresa 174 Holland. Jay 91. 117. 164 Holloway. Kimberly 19. 164 Holly. Bobby 164 Holt. Kenny 63. 76 Holt. Roberta 181 Holthe. Samuel 126. 165 Hoppe. Taksin 20. 21.63. 114. 116. 123. 135 HOSA 72. 73 Hoskm. Maria 80. 151 Howard. Greg 32. 34. 46. 62. 124. 125. 135. 157 Howard. Jeff 46. 135 Howes. Jay 46. 165 Hoyt. Bill 94. 181 Huckaby. Cody 165 Hughes. Sherri 76 Hullender Carrie 42. 50. 56. 60. 123. 163. 165 Hullender. Kirk 19. 24. 52. 54. 135. 163. 175 Hume. Robert 116 Hunt. Brian 165 Hund. Fredrick 165 Hurd. Erin 165 Hurd. Gertrude 111. 112. 123 Hutchinson. Mary 72. 73. 135 Hutchinson. Rudy 76. 165 ICE 66. 67 Ingram. Terry 70. 80. 153 Ivey. Valerie 52. 135 Jacks. Pat 174 Jackson. Anna 180 James. Randy 76 186 Index James. Robbie 7. 10. 123. 156. 157 Jantz. Katrina 46. 58. 59 Jarmgan. Tammy 26. 33 Jay. Mary 50. 165 Jeffery. Nancy 46. 58. 59. 165 Jeffery. Robert 15 Jenkins. Donald 126 JETS 58. 59 Johnson. Denme 77. 121 Johnson. Dennis 76. 81.91. 165 Johnson. Donna 135 Johnson. J. D. 107. 108. 109. 118. 119. 123. 178 Johnson. Peck 46. 165 Johnson. Tony 21. 24. 25. 34. 36.46.52. 58. 59.125. 135 Johnson. Tim 76 Johnson. Walter 123. 181 Jones. Alicia 93. 135 Jones. Amy 165 Jones. Cathy 80. 81 Jones. Chris 63. 123. 155 Jones. Deana 64. 153 Jones. Keith 126 Jones. Michael 59. 165 Jones, Sharice 136 Jones. Winfred 126. 153 Jordan. Kathryn 96 Jordan. Sean 116. 165 Josey. Jon 19. 77. 116. 117, 136 —K—7 Kaminski. Joe 153 Kane. Beverly 80 Kane. Bobby 70. 136. 153 Kastner. Kristi 46. 165 Kay. Jeff 76 Kaylor, Sarah 66. 78. 136 Kegley. Tony 70. 151. 156 Kendrix. Gerrid 52. 165 Key. Eric 46. 52. 57.58 Kilgore. Dwayne 7. 136 Kilgore. Terri 46. 153 Killebrew. Robert 66. 67. 78. 181 Kmdsfather. James 181 King. Catherine 46. 59. 60. 165 King. John 79. 121. 136 King. Larry 34. 181 King. Maurice 28. 88. 182 King. Sharon 121 Kitson. Robert 165 Klukas. Michelle 165 Knox. Earl 153 Knox. Mary 165 Knox. Steve 78 Knutson. John 136 Knutson. Susan 165 Kocher. Virginia 80. 136 Koprowski. Terri 153 Koukal. Randy 165 Kuykendall. Curtis 123. 136 Kuykendall. Dorothy 174 —L— LaGuire. Cheryl 35. 52. 58. 59. 136 Lamar. Roy 176. 177 Lancaster. Jeff 15. 52. 153 Lane. John 80. 136 Larson. David 136 Lawhorn. David 136 Lawson. Ted 165 Leach. Cliff 153 Leatherman. Leah 56. 165 Leclerc. Paulette 46. 56. 165 Lee. Chris 153 Lee. Debra 165 Lee. Lisa 165 Lee. Steve 15.165 Lehr. Dena 95. 165 Lehr. Jana 70. 136 Leistner. Thomas 46. 136 Lemon. Bobby 155 Lenz. Kevin 136 Letherman. Lea 56 Lett. Iletta 182 Lettermen 122. 123 Leverett. Darrell 69 Lewis. Terri 72. 73. 81. 154. 155 Lien. Ernest 7. 46. 56. 88. 136 Linares. Victor 62. 136 Lindsey. Michael 62. 116. 136 Litsch, Jim 182 Littlefield. John 76. 116. 165 Littlejohn. Lesa 165 Liu. Amon 50. 58. 59. 136. 172 Lobaugh. Donna 165 Lopez. Ruben 136 Lowery. Krystal 165 Lowarance. Sandra 52. 93. 68. 136 Loya. Belinda 136 Lucisano. Dan 120. 121. 125. 165 Ludlow. Audrey 40. 41. 70. 71. 136 Ludlow. Jackie 40. 41. 154 Lutz. Sharon 16. 119. 154 Lynch. Timothy 165 Lyons. Loretta 165 Lyons. Teki 58. 59. 119. 123. 154 Maahs. Mark 106. 108. 109. 123. 154 Madden. Jerry 154 Maddox. Beckie 78. 154 Maddox. Patricia 59. 137. 151 Maddox. Terry 73. 137 Maldonado. Ester 57. 154 Maney. Sue 154 Marceleno. Elaine 78. 80. 137. 143 Marcha. Dennis 20. 29. 36. 52. 70. 137. 145 Marple. Karen 174 Marsh. Carrie 16. 40. 44. 85. 137 Marshall. Rex 46. 138 Marshall. Shawna 76 Martin. Charles 138 Martin. David 192 Martin. Dwayne 154 Martin. George 154 Martin. LaDonna 138 Martin. Rebecca 165 Martin. Monique 11. 70. 154 Martinez. Carlos 183 Martinez. Ester 154 Martinez. Lupe80. 154 Martinez. Peter 154 Martinez. Sylvia 165 Massenbrug. Marilyn 112, 113 165 May. Bruce 182 McAlister. Steven 154 McClain. Charlene 136 McClain. Tracy 46. 56. 154 McClenny. John 57. 137. 157 McClenny. Karen 46. 91. 165 McConnell. Tammy 137 McCoy. Kelly 56. 160. 165. 191 McCullough. Charles 165 McCullough. Preston 116. 154 McCutcheon. Cindy 154 McGee. Larwetta 111. 112. 113 McGrory. Christine 137. 143 Mcllnay. Sharon 166 McKee. Mitch 166 McKenzie. Genevieve 93. 137 McKenzie. Jennifer 68. 69. 70. 154 McLaughlin. Scott 77. 81.91. 154 McLeod.John 75 McLeod. Kim 40. 154. 163 McLeod. Tamra 163. 166 McNeil. Bart 137 McWilliams. Dale 166 Meadows. David 76. 151. 154 Meadows. Leesa 166 Mendoza. Celedono 166 Mesa. Tina 166 Metcalf. Kerry 154 Meyer. Kenneth 147. 166 Meyer. Michelle 44. 58. 59. 138 Milacek. Diane 46. 47. 58. 59. 123. 138 Miles. Carla 166 Miles. Tony 154 Miller. David 46. 132. 138 Montgomery. Christy 93. 138 Montgomery. Shelly 166 Moore. Brent 154 Moore. Irma 154 Moore. Janet 46. 154 Moore. Kathryn 46. 46. 166 Moore. Steven 46. 56. 166 Moore. Terri 166 Moore. Terry 27. 33. 154 Moyer. Kularb 166 Moreno. Susan 57. 68. 81 Morey. Mark 88. 182 Morgan. Robert 60. 88 Morilak. Kenneth 166 Morris. Sherry 46. 58. 59. 72. 73. 138. 172 Morton. Wendy 84. 154 Muller. Lavern 182 Mungaven. Mark 154 Murphy. Sherry 4. 69. 70. 138 Murrell. Cal 91. 106. 108. 109. 154 Murrell. Reecie91. 106. 166 Myers. Christy 166 Myers. Dane 154 Myers. Gloria 166 —N— Nall. James 166•Jash. Carlton 109. 139. 145 teal. David 139 teal. Tony 166 tebling. Debbie 46. 154 teel. Daphne 139 Meet. Valerie 166 Neely. Tricia 50. 60. 76. 125. 154. 189 Neisent. Lawrence 76 Nelson. Heidi 68. 154 Newell. Charlie 46. 166 Newman. Susan 154 Newton. Debbie 139 Nichols. Carolyn 118. 119. 123. 166 Nutter. Trisha 8. 70. 153. 154 Oakley. Hazel 183 Oglesby. Lome 154 Ogletree. Doug 12. 52. 139 Ogletree. Walter 183 O'Brien. Natalie 154 O’Hair. Linda 46. 48. 139 O'Hallaron. Scott 156 Onan. Tammy 76 O'Rear. Erin 11. 13. 16. 52. 56. 156.169 Oliphant. Regina 166 Ortez. Nelda 166 Osborne. Howard 139 Osgood. Cathy 121.139 Owen. Cindy 46. 70. 156 Owens. Jeff 3 Owens. Les 139 Packard. Terry Lynn 79 Packard. Wanda 173 Padgett. Juanell R. 68. 166 Paramore. Charles 29. 139 Parker. Scott 13. 60. 127. 139. 143 Parks. Jim 76. 182 Parks. Michael David 7.46 Parrish. Jeff 139 Patterson. Johnny 52. 123. 155. 156 Payne. Jana 112. 166 Peacock. Mark 67. 78. 156 Pearce. Greg 19. 78. 156 Peard. Becky 139 Pearson. Tony 166 Peck. Tammy 132. 139 Pemck. Jay 46. 48. 78. 156 Penmasters. 58. 59 Perez. Cynthia 68 Perry. Cyntheia 156 Peters. Barney 139 Pettit. Susan 182 Pewthers. Eric 114, 115. 116. 123. 139. 155 Phillips. Amy 121 Phillips. Larry 166 Pickett. Karen 93. 182 Pierson. Christina 166 Pitts. Kevin Shaun 52. 166 Plato. Jill 46. 139 Plew. Geneva 174 Plummer. Brenda 166 Poole. Tracey 166 Poulin. Joe 116. 166 Powell. Kathy 52. 68. 69. 139 Presley. April 166 Province. Christine 182 Pruitt. Gerald 36. 37. 45. 52. 62. 63. 101. 123. 139. 140 —Q—7 Qualls. Donda 62. 139 Quarles. Tina 46. 166 Rainwater. Georgeanna 34 Raley. Randy 68. 69. 139 Raley. Rodney 139 Ramen. John 121. 166 Randall. Steve 99. 115. 123. 176. 182 Randall. Debbie 50. 182 Ratcliff. Larry 139 Ray. John 182 Ray. Timothy 166 Reber. Shawn 56. 58. 59. 139 Reber, Todd 166 Reeves. Noel 166 Reid. Douglas 166 Reid. Reenie 7. 46. 166 Rettmeier. Teal 44. 156 Revilla. Frank 166 Reynolds. Alodis 33. 46. 157. 166 Rheome. Helen 139 Rhodes. Kathy 5. 166 Rice. Stephanie 119. 123. 166 Richardson. Donna 46. 76. 156 Richardson. Terri 70. 156 Richardson. Tomme 68. 182 Richardson. Joe 167 Richeson. Jay 63. 140 Rico. Elizabeth 167 Rico. Issac 140 Ridge. Cheryl 156 Riggs. Darin 21.29. 100. 123. 124. 125. 135. 140 Riley. LeaAnne 56. 57. 58. 59. 156 Rincon. Rhonda 57. 166 Rincon Steve 21. 52.123. 156 Rivera. Donna 167 Rivera. Patti 22. 52. 64. 156 Roberson. Curtis 167 Robertson. Mark 140 Robinson. Bobby 126 Robinson. Lisa 112, 167 Robinson. Terri 46. 68. 156 Roblez. Andrew 140 Rochelle. Dean 78. 140 One high point of the year was the all school production “West Side Story.” The first dramatic musical to be presented In many years, It was acclaimed as the best. Greg Rodriguez. Joann 167 Rodriguez. John 167 Roff. Debra 112.119. 123. 167 Rogers. Jeff 140 Rogers. Larry 120. 121 Rogers. Kevin 156 Rogers. Tony 46. 167 Roglus. Eddie Mike 167 Roland. Charles 46. 48 Rolston. Stephen 140 Romine. Mark 114. 116. 167 Romines. Tim 46. 167 Rose. Morita42, 60. 123, 168 Rotan. Kelly 34.40. 44. 168 Rowland. Casey 76. 81. 156 Dakll portrays Lt. Schrank who tries to get Information from Jet member Anxious (Wade Brinkman). Rowland. Cindy 76 Rowland. Robert 78 Rudder. Dorinda 140 Ruemmler. Clifford 46. 140 Rush. Sandy 121 Russell. Buck 168 Russell. Dr. Clyde 172. 173 Russell. Greg 4. 30. 52. 54. 138. 140. 167 Russell. Lisa 6. 59. 60. 163. 167. 168 Russell. Vicki Sue 46. 58. 64. 140. 163, 172. 189 Rustman. Gloria 41. 182 Ruiz. Reynolds 84. 168 Index 187—S- Saenz. Diane 57. 68. 80. 81.93. 159 Saffell. Burton 46. 60. 96. 168 Sager. Leslie 46. 140 Salazar. Ricky 159 Sanchez. Liticia 57. 159 Sanchez. Lori 168 Sanchez. Mary 140 Sanchez. Michele 57. 168 Sanchez. Tommy 46. 168 Sanchez. Tony 141 Sanders. Chris 155. 159 Santee. David 50. 62. 63. 141 Santee. John 168 Sasse. Allen 36. 46. 52. 141 Sayre. Kathy 32. 33. 58. 59. 159 Scalf. James 78. 79. 141 Scalf. Leonard 122. 123. 169 176 Scalf. Nicky 123. 168. 169 Schmidt. Carol 182 Shuster. Beverly 70. 153. 159 Scott. Buzzy 141 Scott. John 159 Searle. Ti Ann 46. 168 Secrest. Kim 80. 84. 159 Shaffer. Edwina 5. 169 Sharp. Susie 159 Sharpe. Stephen 46. 169 Sheffield. Bobby 1.52. 123 125. 135. 141 Sheffield. Rodney 84. 157. 169 Shelton. LiAnne46. 56. 169 Shelton. Melissa 60. 88. 169 Shelton. Patricia 52. 96. 141 Shera. Dale 50. 52. 62. 141 Sigel. Virgial 183 Signorelli. John 46. 169 Singleton. Patricia 80. 141 Singleton. Sara 52. 53. 60. 159 Sirmons. Wayne 20. 141 Sisson. Darrel 169 Skinner. Mark 169 Sloan. Lynnette 70, 141 Smades. Charles 75. 76. 123. 141 Smades. Katy 44. 121. 159 Smith. Ann 141 Smith. Billy 101. 159 Smith. Billy 132. 141 Smith. Bobby 159 Smith. Charles 169 Smith. Mark 81. 121. 141 Smith. Penny 174 Smith. Rudy 183 Smith. Shaun 46. 169 Smith. Tina 141, 142 Smith. Waria 169 Softball 118. 119 Sollis. Stephen 46. 169 Southall. Kelly 11. 19. 120. 121 123. 159 Spanish Club 56. 57 Spell. Mike 170 Spencer. Cary 170 Speraw. Tina 142 Spirit Steppers 44. 45 Spooner. Angela 56. 84. 159 Spooner. Keith 46. 78. 159 Spruiall. Bobbie 176 Stayton. Norma 46. 170 Stayton. Scarlett 80. 142 Stebbons. Debbie 142 Steele. Melissa 170 Steele. Wayne 56 Steen. Roni 21. 121. 123. 159 Stegall. Merrill 159 Stephens. Tom 56. 57. 180. 182 Stephenson. Carolyn 50. 112, 170 Sterling. John 107. 109. 123. 126 Stewart. Suzanne 142 Stine. John 170 Stinson. Jana 77. 142 Stone. Andrea 7. 52. 58. 59 149. 156. 159 St.Onge. Dean 28. 151. 159 Strymmski. Jeamne 170 Stryminski. Tadge 159 Stule. Kenneth 170 Sumler. Dana 46. 159 Sumga. Robert 170 Swimming 120. 121 Sydlo. Cathy 47. 52. 59. 81. 142 T- Taft. James 142 Taylor. Angela 12. 46. 68. 142 Taylor. Charlie 46. 95. 170 Taylor. Jeff 76 Taylor. Joyce 170 Taylor. Leah 16. 142 Taylor. Yvonne 142 Teal. Alison 142 Teigan. Patricia 40. 170 Tennis 126. 127 Terbush. Thomas 76 Thevenot. Roy 17. 26. 58. 59 60. 123. 159 Thomas. Micheal 170 Thomas. Ricky 116. 170 Thomas. Virginia 64. 164. 182 Thompson. Danny 142 Thompson. David 78. 142 Thompson. Robert 75 Thompson. Robin 142 Tillman. Rita 80. 142 Tims. Tracy 36. 42. 52. 123, 142 Torrez. Beatrice 170 Torez. Lisa 95 Torres. Roger 170 Townsend. Glen 100. 109. 123 159 Townson. Darren 142 Tovar. Cesar 70. 71. 146. 159 Tovar, Ernest 71. 142 Trachman. Mark 38. 121. 132 142 Track 126. 127 Trammel. Krystal 60. 163. 170 Trammel. Stephanie 64. 142. 163 Traylor. Kim 126. 159 Trevett. Kim 31.64. 159 Trevino. David 142 Trevino. Emma 142 Trevino. Robert 170 Trevino. Yvonne 170 Trimble. Sherry 72. 73. 142 Troxell. Cecilia 16. 46. 59. 60 170 Truax. Tammy 13. 70. 144 Trussler. Mary 144 Tucker. Mike 182 Tudor. Jon 155. 170 Turner. James 76 Turner. Kim 46. 56. 170 —U- Underfinger. Teresa 170 Underwood. Winfred 19 116 123. 170 Uyak. Mark 20. 21.26 123 126. 156. 159 Vargus. Tito 159 Varsity Choir 52. 53. 54. 56 Vaughn. James 159 VICA 78. 79 Victoria. Yvette 57. 170 Villareal. Rebecca 144 Vinyard. Ray 182 VYLC 80.81 —w-7 Waldron. Mike 52. 116. 170 Walker. Bob 52. 144 Walker. Cindi 170 Walker. Cynthia 62. 170 Walker. Donna 58. 59. 172. 183 Walker. Kimberly 96. 144 Wall. Leah 24. 27. 40 41 44 52. 55. 144 Wall. Lora 40. 44. 52. 62. 159 Wallace. James 170 Wallace. Jeanne 70. 144 Waller. Jamie 28. 52. 159 Walls. Kerri 76. 144 Ward. Renee 95. 170 Warhurst. Cheri 46. 56. 170 Warhurst. Michelle 46. 170 Watkins. Mike 52. 58. 59 68 69 159 Watkins. Pansy 144 Weatherly. John 163. 170 Weatherly. Sharon 60. 83 116 163, 170 Weaver. Mary 46. 68. 144 Weaver. Teresa 46. 47. 170 Webb. Micheal 76. 170 Wendling. Kurt 76. 159 Wenk. Susan 50. 170 West. Bobby 144 West. Dennis 144 West. Kelly 170 West. Victor 144 White. David 123. 159 White. Rita 170 White. Roger 116. 170 White. Scott 18. 19. 34. 36 52 153. 159 White. Thelma 80. 144 Whitman. Cheryl 122. 123. 170 188 Index Wicker. Cheryl 73. 159 Wigmton, Dena 21.22. 36. 42. 50. 52.58. 59.60.91. 159 Wigmton. Linda 120. 121. 183 Wigley, Chris 159 Wilburn. Lisa 46. 170 Wilcox. David 170 Wilkes. Richard 46. 121. 123. 144 Wilkes. Tina 46. 48. 170 Willcut, Arleen 183 Willey. Darin 52. 144 Williams. Dormda 42. 60. 123. 170 Williams. Robin 170 Williams. Sonya 63. 110. 143. 144 Willis. Renee 78. 144, 155 Willis Patrick 78. 144 Willis, Sandra 57. 60. 170 Willis. Shelia60. Ill, 112. 144 Willis. Todd 75. 76. 77. 159 Willmerins. Shellie 170 Willsez. Robert 171 Wilson. Amber 171 Wilson. Harold 78 Wingfield. Jacquetta 171 Winkler. Rick 160. 171 Winters. Glayde 28. 46. 48. 78. 144 Wisner. Lydia 46. 121. 123. 159 Wolfe. Gina 7. 26. 28. 29. 63. 159 Wood. Marion 174 Woods. Coy 72. 159 Woods. Cynthia 144 Woodson. Terri 19. 78. 94. 159 Woodward. Chris 171 Wray. Dr. Bennett 172, 173 Wrestling 114. 115. 116. 117 Wright. Marcie 52. 55. 153. 159 Wuthnow. Kristen 68. 171 —-Y—7 Yamamoto. Angela 121 Yates. Millie 183 Yeagar. Karen 144 Yearbook 64. 65. 189 Yorn. Michelle 10. 121, 171 Young. Chris 171 Young. Eileen 63. 159 Young. Lisa 171 Young. Monica 56. 112, 147. 171 Young. Ramona 159 Young. Sheryl 132. 1441983 Bulldog Staff Editor-in-chief Didi Cash Assistant Editors Kelly Cossey Tricia Neely Copy Editor Vicki Russell Photography Editors Vicki Belcher Joey Hernandez Staff Members Gina Boaldin LaDana Chambers Kathy Chase Greg Dakil Deana Jones Patti Rivera Stephanie Trammel Kim Trevett Photographers Jeff Hart Tony Parker John Scott Adviser Virginia Thomas Yearbook editors Kelly Coney, Oldl Cash, Tricia Nealy, Vicki Ruuell, Joey Hernandez, and Vicky Belcher are happy the final deadline hat been mailed. They hope you enjoy reliving the memories you made and they put together. Acknowledgements The 1982-83 Bulldog staff wishes to thank Mrs. Ruth Ferris for her inspira- tion; Mr. Allen Holliday of Holliday Photography for printing our color pic- tures and taking large group pictures; Mr. Tom Quaid of Taylor Publishing Company for his time and energy spent on our behalf, and the ad- ministration that supports all Altus High School programs, ours included. Colophon 189 As a Matter of Fact Colophon olume 50 of the Altus High y School Bulldog was compiled by earbook staff members. After the nal deadline on March 1, 700 copies 'ere published by Taylor Publishing ompany of Dallas, Texas. The Bulldog uses standard size, 8V2 1 11. The book contains 192 pages 'hich were printed on 80 pound glossy darnel paper in 1 black ink. The total 'oduction cost exceeded $13,000 iith single copies sold for $15. The Wldog was self-supporting and ads ere not sold for funding. News Gothic 25 in points 12, 30 and 36 were used for basic headline type. Body copy was set in 10 point except for division pages which were 12 point. All captions were printed in 8 point. The cover was designed by editor Didi Cash. On a blue grained background a one point and a three point line extended from the top of the right side to end in two gold bullions in the bottom right corner. The design and printing is embossed and topped with gold.Only the Best Is Good Enough Born in the middle of the prarie, warmed by the sunshine, strengthened by hard- ships, nurtured with pride, a school grew in a tradition that made it unique. Never had the school needed funding when the members of the community had not voted to grant it. Never had the school had a program that had not been supported by its patrons. Excellence was not demanded of the school, excellence was the by-word by which the school operated. From the all-school pro- duction, “West Side Story," to the Pen- masters' anthology, “Gifts of a Unicorn,” students did not ask, “How good does this have to be?" Their goals were not geared toward being good, but toward being the best. What else could be expected of a school solid thru and thru with pride in its students and their achievements? A cheerleader's job did not end with yelling for their team at the games, but it also included boosting spirit at all times. LaDana Chambers decorates her favorite football player's pick-up. 190 ClosingNot only talented vocally, Mark Cox and Raegan Felker also play guitars for backup during Dinner Theater. As the newest and brightest addition to the high school spirit, the Drill Team was put under pressure to do their very best at each performance. Kelly McCoy gives it all she's got at the half-time performance as the routine nears the end. Closing 191Commitment Solid Thru and Thru If his steer were to make a good show in the spring, David Martin had to spend a year committed to the daily care of that animal. As he fed, watered, brushed and trained the steer, David's thoughts were of winning when the two of them finally got in the ring. Commitment was something that students in all areas of the school understood. It was commitment solid thru and thru in themselves and the school that created a student body that made good showings wherever they went. 192 Closing


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