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

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lAJliat Ideally J4appene Student Life 8 Guys and Dolls provides a change in the everyday schedule. Academics 38 Audrey Flanagen lakes her turn on the lane at a frVenchClubH party Organizations 7 0 Athletics eople 122 Andy Hill practices his computer techniques u Computer 1 Roderick Neal improves his calf muscles with squats. Becky Cooley and John Uegel find time to study during "Guys and Dolts."What V h appene J? Even though the outcome was always obvious, no one knew what really happened except for those involved. Trey Rustman, along with many others, worked long hours to perfect their decorations for junior hall during Spirit Week. BULLDOG 1987 Altus High School 400 North Park Avenue Altus, Oklahoma 73521 DuhVg, Place rf Ready to Xo set the pace HajGtfWj! 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Mother’s old sheets came to school in the guise of togas on Toga Day during Spirit Week. While they didn't win in the eyes of the judges, in their own eyes Lisa Bonalewicz and Ty Willeford give each other high marks.One of the major activities of the spring semester was the all school production “Guys and Dolls.” To get their chance at stardom, the students practiced late into the night and got behind in their school work. However, that does not stop Tommy Brooks and Melissa Acheson from trying out for the parts of Nathan and Adelaide. Half time of the homecoming game received an added sparkle as the Drill Team appeared in new satin sequined uniforms. Kathy Hanson, Lisa Deere and Kristi Kidwell close the show with a smile to the home fans. To get the Spirit Week hall decorations set up, cleaned up and everyone out of the hall in just one hour proved to be a difficult chore. Seniors Ann Wilson, David Tucker, John Allgood, Ronda Shepherd and Jeff Jackson make a run for it as the whistle blows. The seniors won first in hall decorations and the Spirit Week competition. XP voP Test Better than the rest HiRoflei 't 0 J u ut toad I tu mAi L-fcks wt 'Mye. AiaJlUj Adittd ifcr-tiW. kav rs- VWvt i oa JtiKud Ai b CUat lWv$« 'Relart HiiAuu r, ayid spM iiVtoy Vuwt alt 0eu1 aolvhw! VLfcbutwd Mwr £ W{k so ii£ trvd nbxul wi musiawLS dicUX J aJWL £JU£. X micu l — uvUjct' (xJbtrutb Uot- toaM % uma uuu «au i uor v°ftiu Oub mM liam CffuJbdgb -(tr Uu- l' 4 ' CBW ajkhvft i wa. X utL Gb Q vjum; eJpoub LlowaL CaMi§aJU , S At%V ,V aa415aX M Ctvtd uun Cutout AM-5 U. CktAUsg OAAjd ( a»a. fiu id bdu AWr Wt, oJUL kmo (Mpow -JUl jjArtbo-U- btuiWs wuikuAjg Db ■b -UfH £tC0Ujd vnjuiAd op -Vhe, pla -affs - J2 yAtify tool %4-b AVoty VitwHjtL omA Acma UM inW , 4M tSfcoMt. 6 toH -U u i taxJjo lc i W dt tb toi dW Jtp XujVtt wl sMt (Gcv tioiu. What m rt OjulT bwrfiiwd a 'penincjlettermen would have jackets. 6 Opening To win the game added enthusiasm to the singing of the alma mater after every game. Students, cheei leaders. Miss Bulldog and players come together after the close victory over Lawton Eisenhower of 9-8. A packed home crowd cheered the Bulldogs to victory. School spirit became a serious matter for students such as Blue Crew member Steve Ray. He lends his support in the afternoon pep rally in the McDonald’s parking lot before the team left for the Oklahoma City Northeast game which the Bulldogs won 38-6. Towns people also turned for pep rallies. One annual event that the junior and sophomore cheerleaders dreaded was the Letterman’s carnival which provided funds to buy letter jackets for athletes. Since they were in charge of the dunking booth, they were the ones to get dunked. The ball hits the mark and Kerrie Brinkman anguishes as she falls into the cold water. 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Michael Martin sings a solo during “For Men Only, Take II” while the other members add back up and choreography. udent cJLifeffftiv5 [ • ••••••• . • •j . iJ...... • V «•••• u •••« »•• ■ fz «••••••♦• • t a §•••«•««« !»••••••• • • Jf Xc While some may have thought that students only had fun when they were not in school that is not what really happened, especially if the students were involved in extra curricular activities. Raising money took time away from leisure activities if one was a member of Future Farmers of America or any other organization. Ty Willeford dresses as a lady doing her shopping as he tries to bring the highest dollar at the FFA slave sale. Mr. Ellis Lemaster is the auctioneer. All sorts of costumes were worn to school on Toga Day. In fact, during Spirit Week, the ancient Romans would have had a hard time identifying themselves what with flowered togas and Mickey Mouse togas that looked an awful lot like Mom’s sheets. Kevin Laverne chooses to come as an ancient Greek or Roman with a definite twist of Arabic influence. Student jCife 9Horseback riding in Colorado tops Wade Coffey's list of favorite summer activities. vJv r Wade Coffey When I think of summer, I always think of Colorado and the fun times I have had there. Every year I go with my parents to some part of the state. Since I have relatives that live in that area of the country, this past summer we had a family reunion and plan to continue having reunions each summer. We usually go back in the mountains in our jeep on old mining roads. Sometimes we go on horseback. It is so much fun and I get the chance to see things that people who go to resort areas never see. I'm planning on taking a weeklong pack trip into the mountains this next summer. I look forward to that. 10 Si u mmeratch a Wave }QuL up til te ra r Miles of sparkling white sand . . . surfers on the ocean . . . bathing beauties dripping with Coppertone . . . sound more like Long Beach than Lake Altus? While Californians may have giggled at the Lake Altus beaches, students created their own waves during the summer. For some it was a time to go places. Kris Briscoe took a trip to California. “I met Vanna White at NBC studios and it was great!” he said. Summer also included a variety of camps to choose from that suited the students’ individual talents. They attended everything from music camps at Southwestern Oklahoma University to cheerleading, drill team and yearbook camps at the University of Oklahoma. Ronda Shepherd had different plans. ‘‘Some people thought I was really crazy for giong to WOSC this summer, but I wanted to get a little ahead on my college education. I had a total blast,” she said. Lake Altu» provided water, a scarce commodity in southwest Oklahoma. When students had a few spare hours, that is where they headed for sunbathing, picnics, mountain climbing and swimming. Mike Kiehn spends an afternoon at the lake with his family and even drives the boat for his sister. Michelle, to ski. While the scorching summer heat may have caused the older generation to hide inside, for the young it meant golden skin that was considered the height of looking good. With a pool in her own backyard. Kim Jarnagin spends every spare moment in the sun. Painting houses, mowing lawns and cleaning houses were things that one who did not have a regular job might have done to earn extra money. Eddie Jarnagin and Brett Willey painted houses. Anita Anderson spent her sum- mer working for the Army Reserve in In- dianapolis. She said, ‘‘My drill sergeants were pretty easy going. At times I missed bed check and got away with it. I was such a brown noser!” Moving played a major part in the summer for Tracy Simpson. While moving to Altus from Alaska, she and her family rode a ferry for four days. While on the ferry, she was interviewed for a book that a man was writing. A trip to Lake Altus might have revealed hundreds of sunbathers, skiers and the ever popular three wheelers. ‘‘I come out here almost every day,” said Kyle McCoy. ‘‘This is where the action is.” When no folders with pockets and binders could be found in the stores, that meant that school was about to start. The end of August spelled the beginning of another school year. Summer work took different forme. Some even work ed for no funds. Brian Bobo cons friends Scott Proctor and Randy Storey into helping him with yard work. Money played an important part of life for most students. Some needed money for entertainment, clothes, college and even for their own car payments. Jennifer Claiborne works at the Bunker Hill United to earn money for her clothing habits. SummerReady to declare war on Ardmore. John Henry Thomas is decked out in his war gear. Maybe if he had been more camouflaged he may not have gotten a battle wound. Ac- tually. he cut his finger, which had to be stitched at the emergency room, while preparing his costume. Before being sabotaged by the seniors and sophomores Susan Faske has some time to put the finishing touches on the junior's bulldog for hall decorations. Nicki Kaseeska Spirit Week! Already! Oh, no! need to find some really good costumes for the dress-up days. At the first junior class meeting, we discussed a few ideas about the skit and hall. After an argument or two, we decided on our themes. We knew to beat the seniors and sophomores, we had to pull together. The skit committee was busy writing an excellent skit. 1 had one line. I had to tell Sho-Nuff that the teachers were coming. The skit got better each time we did it. I was supposed to act scared, but that was hard to do with Sho-Nuff looking through his shades. Finally, it was our day to do the skit. Despite problems with costumes, it was perfect. The hall decorations on Thursday weren 't so perfect as the skit. By the time we got all of our decorations up in our short hour, it looked like we had estimated the hall was shorter than it really was. I really enjoyed Spirit Week. I made many friends and met some really wonderful people by getting invouled. I wouldn ft trade being in the Class of 1988 for anything! pirit lAJeeLpirit gone wild Wot three, hut one Spirit Week was filled with excitement for students and parents alike. With water balloons flying through the air and fire extinguishers drenching everyone in sight, who could have helped but have a good time? “We had a blast! Being out every night just having fun, and being seniors made it even better!” said Jana Bills. Spirit Week officially began with Toga Day. The togas bore a strong resemblance to old sheets someone dragged out of the linen closet. The laurels looked suspiciously like wisteria branches. And those shoes! No Roman worth his fig leaves would have worn yellow high- topped Converse tennis shoes in public, surely. “Am I seeing double?” One might have asked that on favorite teacher day. Seeing doubles, triples and even quadruples of teachers was common on this day. Melissa Acheson dressed as Mrs. Virginia Thomas and her own daughter, Sara, had to look twice. On Thursday, war was declared on Ard- more. With all the camouflage, telling one stu- dent from another proved difficult. Marsha Taylor, Tammy Packard, Kris Weber and Tamra Romines somehow maneuvered their way off campus to McDonald’s for lunch. They even survived a near attack from Mr. Mike Copeland as he passed by on Broadway. “We all had our war gear on and some military people were in McDonald’s and they were laughing at us. When they left, they told us to defend our coun- try well,” said Marsha Taylor. Preparation for hall decorations started weeks before at the first class meetings. During Spirit Week class members met in top secret places to put their decorations together. However, by Tuesday evening, the secrets were out along with water balloons. The three classes had exactly one hour to decorate their halls on Thursday night. Cries could have been heard calling for staple guns and ladders. A wall fell over in junior hall. “The first thing I thought of was that we had to get things done now!” said Kerrie Brinkman. After the decorations had been put in place, all the students met in front of the school for a pep rally. The competition of the week was forgotten as only Bulldogs rallied to cheer the team to victory. Whisked back into the time of the Romans, Karen Smades shows off her toga for the judges But. she must have gotten confused because she was walking like an Egyptian. Dara Riggs, Michelle Johnson, Tammy Thomas, Jill Bills and Nancy Hoyle were the jungle chorus in the sophomore skit "Dog Zan and the Tiger.” Although they gave their best effort the sophomores came in last in the competition.nee Upon a Night » jrj) ream came true “There are so many of you out there,” said Christy Coffey as she addressed the student body and parents as to why she would like to be homecoming queen. Each of the three can- didates showed signs of nervousness as they stood in front of everyone. “This is like a dream come true, even to be a candidate,” said Georgette Martin. “Because I move around so much, I have been to many schools,” said Priscilla Guerro. “This is truly the best school.” The auditorium was packed with students, parents, alumni and faculty on that Friday morning. Queen candidates and their escorts, Mike Smith, Chuck Hansen and James Dixon, were introduced. The results of Spirit Week competitions were also announced. The seniors won the Spirit Banner, but the junior class was close behind in points. Throughout the day, many asked the same question, “Who do you think is going to get it?” One might have heard people campaigning for one of the three. The climax came that evening at half time of the football game. The anxiously awaited moment came as the tension mounted. A hush fell over the stadium during half time and Mr. Maurice King’s voice was heard over the loudspeaker. Hundreds of people held their breath and huddled close to the field as they listened for the bottom line, “And the 1986 Homecoming Queen is . . . Priscilla Guerra!” The crowd cheered over the first three touchdowns against Ardmore, but by the next two, well ... “I really got bored,” said Michelle Banks. “I was ready for the dance to start and it was all the fourth string playing.” With the queen crowned and the football team winning over Ardmore 40-7, students hur- ried to the dance in the cafeteria where they could relax after a tension filled week. To win hall decorations, that was the main concern for students during Spirit Week. They came to school on Thursday night to decorate their halls with hopes theirs would be the best. Edward Prieto, John Allgood, John Leigl, Charles Dickerson and Richard Fowler work on the Bulldog Bus that is on its way to state in senior hall. For the entire week, tension and seriousness were portrayed by the three queen candidates. Just prior to the introduction of the queen contestants and their escorts, Christy Coffey’s escort, James Dixon adds a bit of light heartedness to the moment. He dons a pair of bifocals he just happens to have with him. Before the student body Friday morning, Priscilla tells why she would be honored to be chosen Homecoming Queen. Priscilla Guerro Wednesday during the senior meeting is where a very memorable and happy time in my life began. Nikki Bolden nominated me for Homecoming Queen and I was shocked yet tickled. That Friday I was even more overwhelmed. I have never been involved in such an event, and I was excited, scared and nervous about presenting a speech to the WHOLE school, including the faculty. That night I didn't know whether to cry or scream when my name was announced as the queen, so I did both. Thanks to the support oj so many people in this school, I have a story to tell my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. omecomingAnticipation, that is what Georgetta Martin and her escort Mike Smith feel as they wait on the sidelines for the homecoming festivities to begin. In just a moment their names will be called, and they will walk onto the field in front of a packed home crowd. After the big win in the football game, the students had even more reason to celebrate, and they did just that at the dance that followed the game Ann Wilson and Don Cope get the beat and enjoy themselves. At first she had a hard time believing what she had just heard come over the loud speaker. Priscilla Guerra's escort Chuck Hansen doesn’t quite know what to say either. J4omecom inq 15One of the favorite cheers was “Eight plus eight equals sixteen, all for the bulldogs stand up and lean.” Donna Gregory, James Bourbois, and Miss Bulldog (Tracy Vaughan) show the students how to lean. To begin the pep assemblies, the drummers started at the back of the auditorium and worked their way up to the front to join the rest of the pep band. Edward Prieto, Robert Fleming, Greg Ballard and Troy Workman lead the student body in a spirit raising cadence. As an added attraction, Jason Wall and his band enter- tained during an assembly. Jason delights the students with “You Give Love a Bad Name.” Other band members were David Smith, Greg Ballard and Tim Fierro.One-man percussionists and vocalists were known as rappers. At the students' request, Freddie Tate performs his rap at an assembly. Freddie Tate The greatest thing about assemblies is that they get me all fired up! It really seemed to make every week so great! To see the students and the faculty stand up and clap hands, made us want to win every game just for them. What I enjoyed most, though, were the skits. They showed from week to week somehting different. It’s really great to see all the talent we have at our school. We have the best cheerleaders around, an awesome student body, a good drama group and a great faculty. Our uniqueness as a school was expressed at every assembly and every game as we joined hands for the alma mater. It not only makes us feel good inside, but it makes us feel we are one. This is what makes an awesome school! riday fever SrincjS Spirit to the Surface “Let us go early so we can get a good seat,” students begged teachers before the Friday assembly. Once the bell rang, they hurried out of their classes and gathered in the auditorium ready to raise the roof with Bulldog spirit. Everyone, seated in their designated places, leaped to their feet and began clapping to the beat of the drums. The drums were played by Craig Boots, David Ray, Edward Prieto, Steve McClure, Jeff Dion, and Tim Solis. Next came the skits when the Bulldogs took on all sorts of enemies and always won. “My favorite part of the assemblies is the skits, because they tend to add a little spice to the assemblies in the fact that they vary from week to week,” said Wayne Heath. Yells including the “Battlecry” and “Go-Big- Blue” brought out the class competition. “It’s really great because you get to laugh at the sophomores when they mess up," said Shan- non Stephens. “It was awful at the first assembly when we sophomores didn’t do Battlecry right and we turned around,” said Jill Story. Kayla Ford said,“The seniors may be the smallest class, but dynamite comes in small packages and we make ourselves heard.” Chris Smith said, “I think sophomores need to sit in the front so we can be heard better.” With the Blue Crew and the Six Pack in the front, the students join hands to close the assembly with the alma mater.cting our way WLn the A brick, a palm tree and a black and white skit were just a few of the things that set this year’s skits apart from any other. “The first skit was my favorite,” said Micki White. “I liked playing a sophomore. I could be stupid and people accepted it because it was expected.” The brick appeared in almost every skit even if not in a major part. “This small chunk of Bulldog spirit pressed down and molded into something concrete!” was a famous line from Chuck Hansen. David Tucker played a blind man with a small Bulldog named Cujo in two of the skits. “The blind man was my favorite role to play because I just got to wander around,” he said. “Let’s do something different,” Chuck said during drama class one day. “Let’s have a black and white skit!” “The generic skit was my favorite because it was definitely original,” said Marianne Lerner. The Drama II class did all the skits except for two which featured Drama I students. “I like doing the skits because it’s a change from classwork,” said Shawn Sager. “At first I was nervous because I had never been on stage before, but, after I got on stage, it didn’t bother „ »» me. “The second skit was easier,” said Tracy Gamble, “We didn’t have to memorize lines, but we had to make more props.” The skits were not prepared by the students alone. “I don’t like the assemblies because the skits make my stomach queasy and destroy my Right Guard,” drama instructor Mr. Maurice King said. Prior to the Mac Arthur game. Drama I students per- formed the skit, "This Is Your Life, Scotty.” April Cotner, Kirk Atkinson, Wayne Heath, Deanna Hartford and Robbie Ortiz play the Bulldogs who defeat the MacArthur Scotty. Shawn Sager is the host Mr. Rogers and Sebrina Clifton is his assistant Dingy Debbie. Chicken God Shai (Ronda Shepherd) and her guards Micki White and Marianne Lerner are part of the Chickasha Chicks plot to overthrow the Bulldogs. While the Chicks were overcome in the skit, they won the ballgame in two overtimes. "People’s Court” prior to the Western Heights Jets game pits the Bulldogs against the Jetsons. Host Doug Loo Ellen (Michael Turner) is aghast that Jane Jetson (Christy Coffey) pulls her husband George (Chuck Hansen) off the show when he gives a poor excuse for the Jetson’s not hav- ing any friends. The Bulldogs not only won in court, they also won on the field. ssem blieSSuper hero John Ray is here to help the Bulldogs defeat the Dun- can Demons. Of John Ray Working on the weekly pep skits has been a strange experience for me. I never believed that something could seem so hopeless at eight o 'clock and so great at eight thirty. I can't help thinking our group has accomplished something this year. It is quite rare to find a group of people that work as well together as we did. By Friday morning, though, the tension had begun to mount. There’s an old saying in the theatre. “A bad dress rehearsal leads to a good performance." We proved that time and again. I cannot now remember a single performacne during the entire season which was preceeded by anything resembling an acceptable dress rehearsal. However, the greatest majority of the skits were carried off in an acceptable manner. Some even bore resemblance to the original script. Demon Michelle Bank and Marianne Lerner plot to overthrow the Bulldogs prior to the Duncan game. Their ploys do not work, however, and the Demons are defeated in the skit as well as at the game. Myopia (David Tucker) appeared as a blind man with his dog Cujo in two skits. He wanders around trying to find a place for his dog to take care of bodily functions in the Dun- can skit. Mi ledown’s night out Jilt dressed up with Some place to go Varsity Choir under the direction of Mr. Ken- neth Cox presented the ninth annual Dinner Theater on December 13, 1986. After not per- forming a Dinner Theater the year before, peo- ple like Mrs. Sally George looked forward to this one. “I go to Dinner Theater every year. I enjoy going so much because we have such talented students, plus we don’t really get that kind of entertainment in town,’ said Mrs. George. Late practices attended by Dinner Theater participants consumed valuable but necessary time needed to perfect the show. “I tried hard to keep up with my homework and was for- tunate to find the time to do it during rehears- als,” said Louisa Barrera. The night of the show the choir performed to a sell-out crowd. It was even necessary to set up extra tables. Many people of the community felt that this was the best show ever. Different acts including the voice class sing- ing “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” added a flair of variety to the show. Hopefully no students could identify with Ronda Shepherd as she sang “Nuttin’ For Christmas.” All the Varsity Choir women could do was complain about gifts from their “true love” in “Twelve Days After Christmas.” A variety of music from hard rock to religious was performed by individuals and groups. A standing ovation, a sign of approval given by the crowd, topped off a performance well done. Comedy was a main factor in the roles played by the emcees. David Tucker’s rendition of rock and roll was ex- pressed by a roll and a rock. Robert Hildinger ceases to find amusement in the senseless joke. Without accompaniment the show could not go on. Ed- die Jarnigan and Joesph Kreuger combine their talents to add the special touch it took to make the performance a success. inner HJheater“White Wedding,” made famous by Billy Idol, was in- terpreted by Brett Willey as he flattered the ladies of the crowd The members of the band that accompanied him were Brad Pickett, also singing back-up, Mikel Smith, lead guitar, and Eddie Jarnagin. bass guitar. To warm the hearts of the audience, ‘‘He is Risen" is performed by Michael Martin. Selected members of the Varsity Choir got a chance to shine Ann Wilson shines as she performs ‘‘Words Get in the Way " Music was varied at Dinner Theater ranging from rock to religious. Traditions ran rampant with Dinner Theater being close to the top of the list. The Varsity Choir men per formed several pieces during the evening with “The Sleigh" being their featured number. One of the special per- formers at Dinner Theater, Beverly Chisholm sings "Come On Ring Those Bells." Na Beverly Chisum Dinner theater has been a Varsity Choir tradition for many years. This year I was able to be in it and to sing the solo “Come On Ring Those Bells." Practice usually lasted from 7 p.m. until somewhere around 11 p.m. each night. The night of the performance everyone started to get excited when we finally opened the doors and people began taking their places at the tables. Serving the food was the worst part because we were nervous about spilling the food on the people. But, we got through without a major mishap although some of us had trouble keeping the tea and coffee cups filled. The performance was fun, the crowd responded with laughs and applause in all the right places. After it was over, we were proud of ourselves because we had practiced hard and put on a good performance. innet heaterhange of Pace Dree Dime Willi Ph eadure Most school days began the same way. Students arrived at school shortly before 8:20 a.m. and rushed to their first hour classes. But, special days came along that broke the monotony of these regular days. Holidays add- ed an extra spark, especially when it was Christmas and meant a two-week vacation. Halloween may have been a fun day, but it added more than fun to the holiday spirit of students who were members of the Lettermen Club and That Altus Band. The Lettermen con- ducted a carnival to raise money for letter jackets. An overflow crowd made the fun and games hectic at times for the workers at the dif- ferent games. Regina Bagley said she was glad when her time at the softball throw was over. “We kept losing all our stuff. There were so many people, I had trouble knowing who was playing and who was waiting,” she said. That Altus Band members conducted the Haunted House for a week during October. They went every night, dressed in costumes and scared those brave enough to enter. With the time spent frightening the public, getting the house ready and then cleaning up after it was over, most band members were glad to put away their masks and hatchets. Not a national holiday, Blue and White Day could certainly be termed a fun day. The students were dismissed from class early in the afternoon and went to the gym for such ex- citing games as the suitcase race. Kevin Martin had trouble getting his clothes on and with socks and long johns hanging out of his pants, he gave the spectators reason to chuckle. In the bat race, Wayne Heath had no trouble spinning around a bat, but when he tried to dribble the basketball, he fell flat on his face. Smiles, chuckles and laughter came with holidays and fun day’s. If nothing else, getting out of class for any reason had the power to raise the spirits of just about any student. One might have wondered who had the most fun at Blue and White Day, those participating in the games or those in the stands. Students in the sophomore section en- joy the event for the first time. One of the highlights of the week before Christmas vacation was the door decorating contest. Becky Williams, Paula Forsythe and Mariann Lemer decorate Mrs. Pat Cof- fey’s door with the theme “Santa Claus Checks His List.” Their door got third place. 22 J4o idaifS un VA Cari Stapp Being a member of the Lady Bulldogs basketball team, enjoyed being a part of all we did. The Halloween carnival was another fun experience for me. Although the powder puff booth was different, it made lots of money. Being one of the people that got sponges filled with powder thrown at my face was not the most fun thing I have ever done. But, the little kids loved it so that made it worth my while. We raised a lot of money for the Lettermen's Club. I’m really glad I got to be a part of the Halloween carnival so that we could all get letter jackets. I surely like mine.At visitor entered the band’s Haunted House, they encountered fearsome creatures such as Greg Peck. Greg is ready to put fear into the hearts of all brave enough to pass his way. s a member of the red team, Brian Bobo tries to pro- tect his balloon from Charles Dickerson. He was able to avoid Charles, but eventually lost it to Jeff Jackson. However, Brian’s team won the event. At the Halloween Carnival, the jail may have been the largest money making event. Valeria Hackler and Tracey Carrell serve their time as Loryn Tolbert, Mrs. Linda Wiginton and Susan Haseltine keep guard. Persons could have their friends and enemies put in jail for just 25 cents. J4o(idaifi 2 Gamblers through and through, the characters por- trayed by Brett Willey, Robert Hildinger and Trey Rustmann discuss where to conduct the next crap game. In order to get a part in a musical, one first had to audi- tion. Shannon Herbert tries out for General Cartwryte but is willing to take another part. Members of the all school production orchestra had to be willing to give extra hours. Tom- my Ferenczhalmy plays the trumpet in the orchestra. Tommy Ferenzchalmy Being a member of the orchestra for the school musical “Guys and Dolls, ’ ’ was a fun yet challenging experience. The whole thing seems kind of crazy when you first think about it. One might ask, “Why would anyone want to work four or five weeks, three to four hours a night on music that is hardly legible and sounds almost Greek?” I did it because I get a lot of satisfaction from performing music. Also, I did it because it broadens my music capabilities as an instrumentalist. 24 'clioof productionetting the stage no time to Spare Immediately following the Christmas vaca- tion, tryouts for the all school production were held. Results were posted at the end of the week and rehearsals began immediately. The next few weeks were a blur as orchestra members began furiously learning new music. The singers had to learn their songs and everyone had to memorize lines and cues. Flats and props were dragged out, spruced up and made ready. The news stand, telephone booth, and other props were built by wood working students. Mrs. Janet Diltz did most of the painting on the sets. After the cast members had frantically learned their lines, the play had to be blocked. Mr. Kenneth Cox and Mr. Maurice King helped to add the professional touch to the students’ performance. The entertaining crap shooters’ dance proved to be one of the highlights of the pro- duction. It called for the transformation of awkward boys into capable dancers. Mrs. Gloria Rustmann made sure that the dancers executed their somersaults and handsprings Out for a stroll on Broadway, Jason Wall as Sky Mastcrson tries to persuade Kerri Brinkman as Sarah Brown that she needs excitement in her life such as a trip to Havana. Her agreement will insure he wins another bet. As the cast takes a break in the action, Mr. Maurice King gives Robert Hildinger instructions as to how to play the role of Big Jule. without landing on top of each other. Melissa Patterson, General Cartwryte, said, “They were my favorite part. I can’t believe how well they learned the dance and how well they did it.” Getting costumes together presented another hill to climb. Most could be rented, but Kerrie Brinkman was in luck. Mr. Cox dug her Save a Soul Mission uniform out of the prop room. Unfortunately, her hat was slightly crushed so she had to carry it throughout the play. “These are the best costumes I’ve ever had,” said Ronda Shepherd. As Miss Adelaide, Ronda got to sport chiffon, furs and sequins. Late night practices forced students to do their homework in snatches. The strain took its toll on some members as they succumbed to a bout of the flu. On Friday, Vicki Bellizzi was so sick she had to turn in her hoe and skip the “Bushel and a Peck’’ dance. Traci Vaughan lay down on the clothes racks between appearances on stage. The rest stifled their sniffles and continued practicing for the first performance. After more than a week of late night practices members of the cast were able to go to sleep just about anywhere. Elizabeth Lowell and Erica Rydjord catch a wink between appearances on stage. As gamblers who will take on a game of chance anywhere, the crap shooters practice throwing dice and money and at the same time performing an acrobatic dance. behoof Production 25 uccess story 9n just jour short weeks hi “I’ve got my hat, pearls, neck band, leg garter, two bracelets and a waist band. I’m ready for the show,’’ said Elizabeth Lowell as she was about to go on in “Take Back Your Mink.” Dancers in the musical “Guys and Dolls” were responsible for all the parts of their costumes. “Because I was in two dances, it was especially hard for me to keep up with all the parts of my costumes,” said Vicky Bellizzi. A major part of the play was the crap shooters. “We all had to be pretty athletic in order to be a crap shooter dancer. In our main scene, there was a lot of tumbling,” said Wade Douthit. Concentration and making the most of rehearsals always contributed to a successful play. This year, that was the case all the more because it was put together in record-breaking time. Mr. Kenneth Cox, general director, said, “Besides producing a show that received much acclaim, we wound up putting everything together in just over a month.” But, once the tickets were printed, the show had to go on as scheduled. Whether or not it was a success had to be determined by those who went to see it. If the editorial that appeared in the Altus Times on the morning after the first perfor- mance was a gauge of the musical’s reception, then it had to be termed a smashing success. After losing a bet to Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit and the craps shooters attend a midnight prayer meeting at the Save a Soul Mission. Richard Stevenson as Nicely Nice- ly Johnson gives testimony as he sings “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.’’ Sinners can always be found on Broadway. Members of the Save a Soul Mission Band, Karen Smades, Shannon Herbert, Chuck Hansen and Kim Duffy sing of heaven’s delights in order to get sinners on the road to glory. As members of the gambler trio of Nicely Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet and Rusty Charlie. Richard Stevenson, Jason Armstrong and Tommy Brooks sing "Fugue for Tinhorns’’ as the opening number. Jason Armstrong Being in the all school production was both interesting and fun. Although we did get a late start and did a lot of cramming, we pulled together in the end and produced, as some people called it, the best that has come out in a long time. The reason for that was because it was a fun musical. It had good songs that weren't those “ a- a” songs that people are accustomed to hearing in musicals. It also had a bunch of neat dances that were enjoyed immensely by the audience. In the end, we got to chalk up one more for Altus High. onNight club entertainer Miss Adelaide portrayed by Ron- da Shepherd, sings and dances to "Take Back Your Mink.” Ruyonland characters Kim Willis. James Dixon and Kelley Roudebush stroll down Broadway. Kim and Kelley also performed as night club dancers and James was a gambler. Life becomes difficult for Miss Sarah Brown, played by Kerrie Brinkman, when she falls in love with the gambler Sky Masterson. Another member of the Save a Soul Mis sion and Sarah’s grandfather Arvide Abernathy, played by Chuck Hansen, offers comfort as he sings “More I Cannot Wish You." 4(1-School Production 27With such a small mouth Trade Vaughan has trouble keeping the egg in her mouth much less telling Scott Wert which way to go in the blindfold and egg race. Nancy Hoyle and Greg Jones had even more trouble when the egg broke in Nancy’s mouth. Comfortable in the certainty that the seniors will come out the winners in the day’s games, the seniors enjoy the sun and wait for the announcement that they have won. Another victory for seniors is had as Brad Warren downs his quart of hot root beer in record time. Ron Maupin lends support as he watches to see how the juniors and sophomores are doing. Essex Moore Being a military child I've had the opportunity to attend three different high schools, and Altus High is unlike any of the others. The other schools had a Sadie Hawkins dance, but never a Sadie Hawkins Day. I signed up for every event on the list, but never expected to be picked for one. In every other school and every other event people were chosen on a “who you know” basis. In Altus I was chosen for the root beer drinking contest and several people tried to talk me into letting them take my place, but I wouldn't give in. I never expected to drink it so fast, I just wanted to do my best. I guess I did so well because I hate root beer. I think it's great that the administration cares for its students enough to set aside an afternoon so the students can get out and have some fun. lass Counts A proved by the PointA Sadie Hawkins proved to be a day filled with excitement for all those who participated in the events as well as the spectators. Many newcomers did not know what to ex- pect. Karen Richardson said, “I had never at- tended Sadie Hawkins at this school. It was a lot more fun than at my school.” The day was something students looked for- ward to for weeks. ‘‘It was great! I had been ready for it all week. It was especially great since the seniors dominated the whole time,” said Randy Kendrix. Although some students disagreed with the placing of their class, they still thought it was fun. ‘‘The sophomores should have placed at least second, because we won more events than the juniors, but we will have our time in a couple of years,” said Enith Hancock. But the afternoon events did not prove en- tirely pleasant for all concerned. During the blindfold egg race, Nancy Hoyle held an egg between her teeth as she rode atop the shoulders of Greg Jones who was blindfolded and tried to tell him which way to go without breaking the egg. Alas! In her enthusiasm, Nan- cy put too much pressure on the delicate egg and it broke and filled her mouth. She lost all interest in the race, and after being defeated by the senior duo of Traci Vaughan and Scott Wert, ran to the water. But Traci and Scott did not have it easy either. Traci could not get the whole egg in her moul , so she ended up losing it a few times on- ly to regain it in mid-air. In the root beer drinking contest, David Kaminski had a hard time keeping the hot drink in his mouth. Brad Warren got it down, but not for long, and made a mad dash for the end of the field out of the view of the stands. Bobby Sullivan entered the egg toss for fun, but when the egg hit him in the side of his head and ran down his face, his fun ended. After a loud and exciting hour and a half of events, students went home to plan and get ready for the night ahead of them. “The dance was a lot of fun. What made it even better, was that we hadn’t had a dance since February,” said Shanda Dickerson. Juniors dominated the beard growing contest winning first and third places. Mrs. Dana Darby decides that Bran- don Briscoe had the third longest beard behind Don Cope and Kirk Atkinson. In one of only two events that the seniors lost, their pyramid forms just a few seconds behind the sophomores.the Ylicjlit When the doorbell finally rang, she was ready. She flung open the door and thought, “Doesn’t he look sharp! Too bad the guys don’t always dress like this.” He led her out to his car, and she squeezed in next to some of her friends. On the way to the banquet, the group tried to imagine what the cafeteria was going to look like. They knew the theme was “Southern Romance,” but the juniors had managed to keep everything else a secret. Upon arriving at the cafeteria, the group was greeted by a smiling belle with a dripping ac- cent. Deana Hartford looked around and said, "Neato Benito! The juniors have really done a great job on this place.” The friends were shown to their seats, and the entertainment began. The first thing that nearly every senior did was to open the senior edition of the Bulldog Collar and scan for their names. “Oh no!” wailed Sabrina Bowman. 'Tve been chosen as the class airhead!” Next came the food. A southern dinner of steak, potatoes, cobbler and the works. The seniors lost no opportunity to assert their authority and ask junior servers for more tea, ketchup or anything else they could think of. The most awaited part of the banquet was, of course, the skit. A cross between “Gone with the Wind” and “Saturday Night Live,” the skit allowed the juniors to poke fun at quite a number of seniors. Who will forget the chain gang, or Jason Wall’s impersonation of Charles Dickerson? Finally, the banquet ended and the friends piled back in his car to go home and dress for the prom. By the time he had gotten into his tux and At tlx Junior-senior bsnqnet, junior got th« chance to make fun of the senior Wade Douthlt, Nlcki Kaseeska. Kristi Kldwcll and Barbie Plummer remind seniors that they did make some mistakes arrived back at her house, she was dressed and ready. She slipped her corsage over her wrist and fumbled with his tricky boutonniere. A few quick poses for the camera to humor Mom, and they were off. The music could be heard before they even got in the door. “Joey Click’s band,” she noted to herself. The first thing they did was stand in line with half of the other couples to have their picture made while they still looked decent. In the bright lights of the hall, she had the chance to ooh and ah over her friends’ dresses. During the dance, they were forced to pose briefly for Mrs. Thomas, who was wandering around taking pictures. She later kicked off her shoes and put them under her date’s jacket, which was hanging on the back of a chair by the wall. At last, the dance ended and it was time to change once more for the after party. He picked her up at her house again and they headed for the swimming complex. Brian Thomas provided free entertainment at the party by kissing the bottom of the pool. “I don’t know what happened! I thought the pool was a lot deeper where I dived in. My nose is just a little sore,” said Brian. When five o’clock rolled around, the couple was attacked by a severe bout of hunger pangs. A trip to the Friendship Inn for breakfast soon remedied this, and the couple returned to her house. He walked her up to the door, pulled her close, inclined his head, and jumped back in horror as the porch light began to madly flash on and off. “Thanks, Mom,” she thought. “You have provided a very effective anticlimax to a wonderful night.” As Charles Dickerson, Jason Wall Is the leader of the chain gang who does a creditable rap. Tommy Brooks plays John Weems in the skit at the banquet. 30 Prom and ddgncjjuetAs seniors arrived for the banquet, they found the last edi- tion of the Collar at each place. Michelle Banks reads to see if she has been selected as one of the class favorites that aren’t so favorite. Amanda VanOostrum I couldn't believe May 16 had come. When I iuas a sophomore I looked at the seniors and laughed, thinking I had two more long years. Well, senior English came faster than I thought and whizzed by. Then, the big night arrived. At the banquet the Southern Romance dinner was, well, good and the entertainment was, well, entertaining. I knew they would make fun of my dating an ‘older man, but I thought some of the things they did had been long forgotten. The banquet was over at 8:30, and I had told Rod to pick me up between 8:30 and 9 o’clock. REAL SMART! 1 thought we’d be out around 8 o’clock, but I wasn t really worried though, because he is usually late. This night was the exception, and he was early. But. to top it off, I hadn 't tried my dress on since I bought it in March. Great! My mom and I had to do quick surgery on the shoulders where it was too big while Rod talked to my Dad. We finally made it and it was PICTURE TIME!! At least my mom didn t have two rolls of 36 like Bobo’s mom. At the prom when we had our pictures made, I was so hot, since the air conditioner was broken, that my hair kinked up practically on top of my head. I had to peal my dress off when I got home because of the sweat. But, my senior prom was just like in the magazines, perfect dress, perfect guy and an all around perfect night! What a night! Dressed for the occasion Kathleen McLeod and John Allgood enjoy a slow dance at the prom.emones Do cjCciit a D!i feti Traditionally, the seniors got the last week of school off. Of course, that week was taken up with the senior awards ceremony, the farewell assembly and graduation practice. On Monday, the seniors arrived at the auditorium in time for the annual awards ceremony. At the ceremony, colleges and dif- ferent organizations awarded scholarships to various students. The Top Ten, valedictorians and salutatorian were recognized along with the Mitch Wendell Award winner as the best athlete and the Frances Herron Academic Award winner as the best academic student. The ceremony should have been dubbed the “Chuck and Tracy Show,” for Tracy Kupchik was awarded several thousand dollars’ worth of scholarships, and Chuck Hansen had to receive and reject numerous scholarships because of his acceptance to the United States Air Force Academy. The Mitch Wendell Award went to Jeff Jackson and Robert Hildinger received the Frances Herron Award. After the ceremony, the seniors reported to the gym for graduation practice while the lower classmen were forced to return to their semester tests. On Tuesday, the seniors entertained the rest of the student body and faculty with the senior farewell assembly. The highlight of the assembly was the senior skit in which the seniors used raillery against the lowerclassmen. Although most of the gags were inside jokes, the students in the audience got a kick out of watching the seniors play underclassmen. The seniors also showed a video that allowed everyone to reminisce about the year. Afterwards, the seniors all went on stage to sing the Alma Mater together. Laughter and a few tears mingled. Then, it was school as usual for the junior and sophomores and more graduation practice for the few, the proud, the seniors. Sophomore girls in the cafeteria at lunch are por- trayed by Ron Maupin, Sabrina Bowman, Edward Prieto, John Liegl, Charles Dickerson and Ronda Sepherd in the senior farewell assembly. Junior cheerleaders complain about their trip to White Water where they were selected the Outstanding Squad. Christy Coffey, Amanda Van Oostrum and Traci Vaughan play the cheerleaders in the senior farewell assembly. 32 4u urJd a reuseNot much time went into the preparation for the senior farewell assembly. At the last minute Edward Prieto makes his sign for Leonel Carrisalez who he will portray in the skit. As the final presentation at the senior awards assembly the members of the Top Ten in the class received trophies. David Tucker receives one of the valedictorian trophies from Dr. Morris Foster, superintendent of schools. While most of their last week was spent in assemblies and graduation practice, the seniors found time for their class party on Monday night. Eddie Jarnigan goes for a strike at the Town and Country Bowling Lanes. Nancy Yamamoto Wow! I actually got a scholarship to OSU. I'm excited. I never thought I was going to get anything like this. Seven hundred dollars seems like a lot to me, but it must seem like pocket change compared to all the money Chuck Hansen received. He s lucky to have a steady money flow and then some. Every little bit will help me though. It was so neat to see all my friends getting awards, but also sad because some like James Dixon are going to Colorado or far away places. I will be seeing some pretty familiar faces around the OSU campus like my sister Angela, Missy Patterson and Traci Vaughan. The senior farewell assembly followed the awards on the next day and was a completely different story. The seniors portrayed sophomores and juniors in a review of the goof ups of all underclassmen. Brett Willey played Mr. Copeland who was angry because no one had noticed his new look which included a pink oxford and suspenders. We all thought we were seeing double when Brett presented the senior picture to Mr. Copeland. This presentation was followed by a video which brought back memories. The assembly closed with us all joining hands and singing the Alma Mater one last time. This was our good bye and good luck wish to the juniors and the sophomores. Awards idarewel(  Georgetta Martin Being a senior to me was more than excellent. We were the elite. Each of us had special qualities that were admired by others. We were a family, in which each person was important. We all would not have been the class we were without any one of us being a part. Now, it's time to face the real world. It's time for this kid to play like she's an adult. I hope I can play that game. We 've walked across the stage and are now on to bigger and better things. There 'll be many of my friends from that class of 1987 that I'll lose contact with and maybe, never even see again after this summer. But, these friends of mine were the greatest. They made my senior year special. On May 22, 194 aenior students gather in Cletus B. Street Field House with all their friends and relatives for the moment they have all been waiting for — graduation. With an accumulated grade point average of a perfect 4.0, Mike Gross was one of two valedictorians to deliver addresses at the graduation exercises. Mike challenges his classmates to be the best they can be and to enjoy themselves along life’s way.He watched her as she walked by. Baby blue overalls rolled up, black Keds on her feet and a huge gold class ring on her first finger. “That walk,” he thought, “must be a senior. Too bad about the ring.” The girl had other thoughts on her mind. “Only three more days left of school!” her brain kept screaming. “Got to study for that horrid semester vocabulary test! I have to remember to pick up my cap and gown tomorrow. Let’s see. I’ve sent in- vitations to everyone I know, my prom dress is ready and my scholarship confirmation just came in the mail. If only I can keep my grades up! Mrs. Smith just won’t let up on those blasted English authors! I guess I have spring fever and senioritis.” She yanked open her locker and stuffed in some tattered Garfield folders. A piece of paper flut- tered into the hall, and she stared at it absently. The words “Big Mac Attack” stared back at her. She smiled faintly and examined the other football signs she had taped to the inside of her blue All five members of the Altus Board of Education were on hand to present the graduates with diplomas. Wayne Heath receives his diploma from the president of the School Board. Dr. Bennett Wray. Seniors go first. After having lined up in order in the auditorium, seniors file past the teachers who will bring up the rear and they all make their way to the gymnasium for gradua- tion. Lolln Ortiz and Mary Stayton make their way past Mrs. Sally George, Mrs. Ruth Ann Cross and Mrs. Karen Pickett. locker, reminders of Fridays gone by, of pep assemblies where she had screamed with the rest of the elite in the front of the newly refur- bished auditorium. She suddenly realized that, above the roar of the machinery on the roof, someone was calling her name. She slammed her locker door and gave it an extra kick for good measure. “They get new lockers next year,” she thought. “It figures!” She darted down the hall and skirted around the newly erected skeleton of the new fire doors. Her friend grabbed her by the arm and began relating another earth-shattering adven- ture she had experienced. But, the girl was far away. “I’m going to miss this place,” she thought. “But, after all, I’m off next year to bigger and better things, and I’ll have my memories in my yearbook.” Senior members of Varsity Choir sing “An Old Irish Blessing" as part of the program at graduation. The group is directed by Mr. Kenneth Cox and accompanied by Joseph Krueger. (graduationAt the junior-senior banquet Jodi Dickerson tries out the lace umbrellas that were used as the decorations for the tables. »3ndi Ron Maupin Brad Warren and I had the time of our life this Spring Break. We went to a place where a lot of High School Seniors onlp dream about going — Padre Island. As a matter of fact, we just thought of it out of the blue and before we knew it we were on our wap. But all the excitement died after about five hours on the road and I was asking Brad, “Are we almost there pet?” and his answer was, “I don’t know. ” To tell pou the truth, neither one of us knew how far it was. I tried to sleep but anpone who has ever driven with Brad knows that’s close to impossible, but when it came mpturn to drive I didn’t do much better. Needless to sap, Brad drove the rest of the wap. Well, 12 long hours later we were finallp there and guess what the first beach we went to was? A ghost town, unless pou consider the grandma and grandpa we saw walking on the beach. But things definitelp got better as we went to a beach town called Port Aransas! It’s hard to describe. All I can sap is watch the movie ‘ ‘Spring Break.' ’ There were so manp people we didn ’t know how to act. We made a lot of friends, though and had a great time. We got to eat at Red Lobster for the first time, and it turned out we didn’t bring enough monep to pap the bill. Now that’s embarrassing! But, nothing could have spoiled that trip for us because it was a trip of a lifetime. One of the most enjoyed occasions for the seniors was the senior farewell assembly where they got to poke a bit of fun at underclassmen and faculty members. Prior to one of the rehearsals Ron downs a quick hamburger. He played the part of Dara Riggs. Wlini.mafJuniora got their chance to get one on the seniors at the junior-senior banquet when they performed a skit in which they played members of the senior class. At the end of the program, the juniors sang the Alma Mater. Karen Smades, Stacy Spraggins and Kim Duffy sing with their class as they bid an official good bye to the seniors. St and Ouh in St udent cjCife Cutest Couple Scott Wert and Traci Vaughan Best Personality John Holthe Georgetta Martin Most Popular Brett Willey Donna Gregory Funniest Laugh Randy Kendrix Jill Koprowski Most Fun to Be With Ron Maupin Jana Bills Donna Gregory niini-tiU  One of the main events for vocational students had to be National Vocational and Technical Education Week. Debbie Fortenberry and Karen Haning wait to release balloons with other vocational students at the kick-off ceremonies for the week’s activities. School activities provided a chance for students to get involved. Varsity Choir members became involved in such events as Dinner Theater. Melissa Patterson sings her part in the duet “That’s What Friends Are For’’ that she performed at the event with Norman Terry. 3g OrganizationsMore When you’re fodo part of the crew -'flu, fyutd uot « aupstetec, ,'-cu- r for -Uti tiiud uecu. ,w aADxu.-t t fi(ju.u.s — •ttuu art iulu -'practiU iamU)Vi! - Ve dt cicod -to Oft u . uivcUd dte tiicCf -tvips fl.Lwu£,+ tve Ti oro UtLjcotiiv- -te.k£$ ud Uu ti kt' cause dutiteK, tk. Amicte Cub mfcs te eat niakec, mil aout te aoUc ap.- ioiute te % -pote: of uivat s Vvxpptiu - Uter, Band members not only competed with other bands, but within the group itself. Pre-school band started two weeks before school began so that students could learn the fundamentals needed for a band that had the longest record of superior ratings in the state. This year marked the 17th year of consecutive superior ratings at marching contest. Organization ongest year step at a me Two weeks before school started That Altus Band had their first rehear- sal. They were still playing after the last senior had walked across the stage. In between, the band perform- ed at such diverse functions as the lighting of the courthouse at Christmas, the SAC formal Christmas Dinner and the grand opening of Wonder World. TAB also participated in a parade con- test at Lake Charles, Louisiana during their annual trip. The student body was most familiar with the pep bands that played at athletic functions and at the school assemblies. Percus- sionist, Steve McClure said, “I feel great when I march in the auditorium playing “Jungle Bun- ny” and the crowd goes wild.” Most students got to see the band perform their marching con- test show at the half time shows. The band won their seventeenth consecutive superior rating and continued the best marching record in the state. Before the audience got to witness a performance, however, there were the infamous 7:00 a.m. rehearsals, after school sectionals and sometimes the late-night prac- tices. Denise Saucier summed up the whole year in one word — “work.” Competition between the members improved the overall quality of the band. All region, all state, college scholarships, solo and ensemble contests and chair tryouts tested the nerves of every player. Krista Schumaker said, “I get more nervous than you can im- agine any time that I try out. All of these only served to pull the members closer together. TAB had a tradition of being a tight-knit family. Julie Gonzales said, “I feel like even when I get out of the band I’ll still be a part of That Altus Band.” One fear that haunted band members was the thought of falling apart on the field at half time. Drum major Jason Armstrong keeps the precision in the band from faltering. Neighborhood serenades compliments of That Altus Band occurred daily during the Christmas season as the band prepared for the Christmas Parade. Santa leads the band on a tour throughout the town. Pre-band workouts forced students to give up precious summer days to learn marching fundamentals. Sean Wilcox. Mark Alewine, Randy Marceleno and Steve Au- ment practice to perfect the art of chop stepping.So many band members wanted to play in the pep assemblies that the pit was forced to expand. Becky Singleton and Mari Pike help out in raising spirit while sitting in the seats that were off limits. Flag members went to state contest for the first time and won superior ratings with their original routines to ‘‘Tequila" and “Fun, Fun, Fun." Loren Tolbert, Jodi Thomas and Margret Felan keep an eye on Jason Arm- strong as they wait for their cue. Audiences always ap- preciated a good percussion section. Drummers Steve Mc- Clure, Edward Prieto and Craig Boots get ready to per- form their feature number, “Land of Make Believe.’ Members of That Altus Band are FRONT ROW: Becky Singleton. Mari Pike, Tamra Romines, Karen Smades. Kristi Ben- nett, Michelle Gross, Jason Armstrong, Jen- ny Lee, Quayla Barnett, Michelle Johnson, Toni Pinkley. Denise Saucier, JoAnna Maldonda SECOND ROW: Audrey Flanagan, Kim Duffy, Deana Hartford, Tracy Kupchick, Jane Anderson, Shelley Harris, Mary Stayton, Lorien Williams, Steve Aument, Rex Holding. Brandi Rogers, Sean Wilcox, Terri Pate, Anita Anderson. Kris Weber, Mark Alewine THIRD ROW: Nancy Nettleton. Angela Higgs, Elvira Sakmari, Tiffani Johnson, Kim Evans. Ted Billups, Sandra Lopez. Shawn Sager. Linnie Washington, Andrew Willhoite, Olivia Gon- zales, Cindy Marceleno, Joe Fillinger, Booker Newton, Robert Epperson. Randy Marceleno, Eric Madden, Mike Duke, Flora Gonzales, Kenna Leisner. FOURTH ROW: Angie Mendosa, Melissa Jimenez, Linda Molina, Cindy Frank, Cindy Lobough, Joy Milligan. Danny Rogers, Lee Carsten, Tom- my Ferenchalmy. Mike Bennett. Jeff Bryant, Jimmy Hall, Keith High. Andy Moore, John Wilson, Jason Sanders, Mike Forsythe, Veronica Carver, Teresa Lobough, Paul Duit, Michael House, Ray- mond Stebleton, Troy Dennis, Brian Crab- tree. BACK ROW: Beth Chahanovich. Yolanda Journey. Jeff Dion, Tim Solis, Brad Downs, Greg Ballard. Michael Conway, Ed- ward Prieto. Robert Fleming. Greg Peck, Steve McClure, Troy Workman, Adam Hop per, Craig Boots, David Ray, Dana Pride, Chip Primoli, Peter Signorelli. Mr. Jay Mar tin, Ms. Mary Harris, Mr Sam Craig, Mr. Larry Harris, Seleeta Massey. Lorien Williams, Dawn Willie, Julie Gonzales, Margaret Felan. Vurlee Bales, Angela Dyer, Krista Schumaker. Jodi Thomas, Melissa Jefferies, Sabrina Bowman.OTES Sk me Who could have guess- ed that being a member of Varsity Choir would mean such a busy year? “It seems like with all our choir activities, I hard- ly have time for myself,” said Jill Koprowski. Varsity Choir performed at the Fall Festival with both junior highs, the lighting of the courthouse, Din- ner Theatre, and the Christmas assembly. Also on the agenda was the all school production plus con- test. “When one project comes to an end, it’s time to try and master another,” said Ronda Shepherd. After the long nights of Dinner Theatre practice, choir members made up for all the sleep they had missed and began soon after Christmas on the all school produc- tion. “The late night practices for Dinner Theatre and the all school production are necessary to put together a perfect production,” said Brett Willey. In addition to the feeling of achievement, students had other reasons for being members of the choir. “I have learned respon- sibilities and also that there is something out there in this world for me,” said Lionel Carrisalez. Varsity Choir decided to go to Nashville, Tennessee for their spring trip where they competed in the American Music Festival. Also included was a trip to Opryland. “I can’t wait until we go to Nashville. It’s going to be so different and fun,” said Becky Cooley. It’s not only the trip that the members en- joyed so much but also the thought of who they represented. “It makes me feel pretty good to know that Pm representing the school when we perform,” said David Smith. Clioir Members of the Varsity Choir are FRONT ROW: Becky Cooley, Karen Smades, Kim Duffy, Melissa Patterson, Shannon Herbert, Candi Burke, Melissa Lankford, Kerrie Brinkman, Christy Coffey, Melissa Acheson, Vicky Belizzi. SECOND ROW: Daryl Jones, Stacy Spraggins, Jill Koprowski, Ann Wilson, Beverly Chlsum, Ronda Shepherd, Susan Faske, Amanda Van Oostrum, Karen Haning, Louisa Bar- rera, Serena English. THIRD ROW: Robert Hildinger, Willie Etherton, Kevin Kesselring, Wayne Heath, Leonel Carrisalez, David Smith, John Henry Thomas, Michael Martin, David Tucker, Jason Armstrong, Brad Pickett, Tommy Brooks, Trey Rustmann, Richard Stevenson, Brett Willey BACK ROW: James Dixon, Steve Hall, Eddie Jar nagin, Jeff Jackson, Norman Terry, James Bourbois, Charles Dickerson, Mikel Smith, Joseph Krueger, David Kaminski, Jason Wall, Mr. Kenneth Cox. Accompanists added their special touches to each performance. Eddie Jarnagin and Joseph Krueger play for the medley "For Men Only" during the Homecoming assembly.Mott Varsity Choir members auditioned for the all school production. Tommy Brooks, Trey Rustmann and Richard Stevenson put their talents to the test as they portray New York Oty gamblers In the musical "Guys and Dolls." Could anyone imagine Varsity Choir without Mr. Kenneth Cox? In his 20-plus years as director, he directs the choir at the program for parents at Open House. Townspeople turned out in full force for Dinner Theater each year. After serving dinner the choir entertained with a variety of music. The women sing “Twelve Days After Christmas." Members of the Sophomore Choir are FRONT ROW: Denise Smith, Stad Milner, Heather Sher- man, Sherry Liegl, Tammy Thomas, Veronica Carver, Cindy Frank, SECOND ROW: Sabrina Tell. Crystal Gibbs, Janet Baxter, Willie Fanning, Jason Atchley, Tracey Car- rell, Jennifer Wooldridge, Lori One community event at which the choir performed was the lighting of the courthouse at Christmas. That Altus Band was also part of the program. Russell, Tlffanl Johnson, Amy Jones. THIRD ROW: Richie Spaulding. Angela Flores, Sara Thomas, Richard Zang, Matt Taylor, Angela Dyer, Valerie Hackler, Jane Martin, Debbie Spaulding}. BACK ROW: Lana Harris. Tara Lehr, Taml Schultz, Mr. Kenneth Cox, Paul Hill, Michael Ktehn, Norman Berfield, Maurice Johnson, Jill Bills, Shanda Dickerson, Shannon Gilland. NOT PICTURED is Dara Riggs, Becca Heston and Terri Ellis.HEERS BMc, Spirit t?iie Spirit, an important part of the school, was presented by cheerleaders, the band and the student body as a whole. ‘‘Cheering is a lot of hard work and really takes up a lot of your time but I really enjoy doing it,” said Barbie Plummer. This year, something new was added. Male cheerleaders became an important part of the squad. ‘‘Being one of the first guys to cheer. I’ve enjoyed being part of the school spirit and putting my talents to use,” said Wade Doughit. “I hope to get a college scholarship for my efforts.” It didn’t just begin with tryouts. Cheerleading began earlier as a dream in a young girl’s head. ‘‘Cheerleading has always been a dream that I wanted to come true,” said Betty Richards. “One of the hardest parts about being selected as a cheerleader, was summer camp,” said Tammy Thomas. It was hard and you had to give it your best.” In giving her best Christy Coffey was nominated for the All American Cheerleader. “It was a real surprise and one of the greatest honors to be given,” exclaimed Christy. “The best part is to finally realize the hard work has paid off at the end of the year!” said Ronda Shepherd. Prior to the beginning of the football game, the cheerleaders wait to precede the team onto the field. Memberi of the cheerleading squad are: FRONT: Traci Vaughan as Miss Bulldog. SEATED: Donna Gregory. Christy Cof- fey, Kerrle Brinkman, Kim Willis, Wade Douthlt, James Bourbols, Lisa Johnson, Bar- bie Plummer, Ronda Shepherd, Jana Bills. STANDING: Tammy Thomas. Betty Richards, Elliott Ayers, Nancy Hoyle and Robyn Preston. 4% Ck eerieaderiCheerleaders had their work cut out for them during basketball season with at least four games a week. Kerri Brinkman, Barbie Plummer, Lisa Johnson, Wade Douthit and Betty Richards perform during the Short Grass Tournament. It '.» OTlOSSl Miss Bulldog. Traci Vaughan, could be counted on to be at every game. As a member of the squad, she participated in all of the activities. It haa been a long week for Christy Coffey. Jana Bills and Christy watch the Bulldogs go for the down. eer Pyramida looked good but took everyone together to get it right. During a pep assembly, the squad goes for it.OUTINES “My legs are so sore. I can’t do another dance,” cried Drill Team members as they practiced early in the morning. Practice proved successful as team members brought home all superior ratings from camp. The team also received the Shining Star Award and the officers were rated outstanding. Supporting the athletic teams was the main function. “Perform- ing at games is really scary. I get so nervous because there are so many cute guys,” said Candi Burke. Girls had different reasons for getting on Drill Team. “I’m on Drill Team because I love to learn new dances,” said Terri Thevenot. Jerri Hume was a member for a different reason, “I like to dance, but I love being on Drill Team with all my good friends,” she said. Stephanie Roberson summed it up by saying, “I love representing our school and supporting the team and being a member of Drill Team has helped me to get involved.” Sixties music combined with the fashions of the 80’s for the Drill Team’s version of “Shake a Tail Feather." Terri Thevenot moves to the music. Members of the Drill Team are FRONT ROW: Lisa Gladney, Shelley Sharp, Kathy Hanson, Tammy Chavis, Christie Hansen. SECOND ROW: Tammy Williams. Carla Davis, Liz Copeland, April Harrell, Vicky Belllzzl, Terri Thevenot, Stephanie Rober- son, Tammy Packard, Angela Brown. THIRD ROW: Lucilia Humphrey. Marcie Simmons, LaDonna Burris, Holly Hinton, Elizabeth Lowell. Lisa Perez, Stephanie Austin, Joanna Garcia, Jerri Hume. FOURTH ROW: Yvette High, Debbie Howell, Beverly Martin, Jeri Conrad, Dawn Jouett, Lisa Deere, Traci Roberson, April Cotner, Stacy Padgett, Tracy Buckskin, Tracy Gamble. BACK ROW: Angie Florez, Marsha Richards, Lisa Bonalewicz, Regina Foley, Christina Palmer, Stacy Spraggins, Fernetta Tate. Angela Womack, Ann Hawkins, Jennifer Dobek, Veronica Whisby, Kristi Kid well. earn Members of the Drill Team elite squad gave extra efforts to special performances at assemblies. Vicki Bellizzi flashes her smile as the team finishes a routine.Unitards enabled Drill Team to per- form the stretching movements needed for “Oh Yeah!" At a pep assembly. Stephanie Roberson and Lisa Deere construct an in- terlocking position. Final positions required smiling faces and perfect posture. Lisa Deere and Vicki Belllzzi backed by Traci Roberson and Christina Palmer hold their pose, waiting for the audience’s applause at a home football game. At the first home game against Eisenhower, the Drill Team walked off the field to a standing ovation. April Har- rell and Lucilia Humphreys leave their performance in step with the rhythm of the drums. Pep assemblies gave Drill Team members a chance to shine. Jerri Hume and Stephanie Roberson demonstrate the grandstand routine "A to Z.” Pom-Poms provided a new look for the Drill Team. Kathy Hanson added them to her L-shaped figure while performing at the Vernon game.REATING eifowili lP Although foreign language students sat through class an hour a day, some chose to socialize and develop their language skills after school. French and Spanish club students practiced and learned at the same time. They held meetings in restaurants, at school or in a member’s home. One meeting took place at Town and Country Bowling Lanes. The evening was highlighted by an acrobatic demonstration performed by Mark Tinney. Mary Pike said, “He went to roll the ball and fell in the gutter. He was rolling down the lane.’’ Bruce Wilson enjoyed the French Club Christmas party. “One girls’ present was a small rubber washer wrapped in a paper towel. It was supposed to be a washer and dryer. Chip Primoli attended the Spanish Club Christmas party. The members exchanged gifts by draw- ing numbers. Ironically, Chip received the gift he bought — a $5.00 gift certificate for McDonalds. Eating was an integral part of all the meetings. The French Club even had a five-course French din- ner. The students discovered dif- ferent types of French food and the proper ways to eat them. Members of French Club are: FRONT ROW: Lori Graham. Monica Gorham. Mary Pike. Holly Hinton, Sabrina Mander. Elizabeth Lowell SECOND ROW: Jennifer Claiborne. Missy Fleming, Kahla Wood. Amanda Van Oostrum, Tiffany Walker. Audrey Flanagan. Nancy Yamamoto. THIRD ROW: Joyce Rico. Brian Bukevicz. Mark Donathan, Brian Binck. Kerry Donathan, Brian Clifford, Bruce Wilson. Mike Gross. Mark Tinney. ShaAe Richard- son, Steven McClure, Ben Lee. Members of both Spanish Club and French Club used the skating rink as a place for par- ties. Entertaining themselves during a meeting party, Ray Bostic and Eric Knam concentrate on the intellectually stimulating foosball match. Chris Ward and Tony Stonebarger observe their strategies Cold potato soup did not look par- ticularly appetizing to most American members of French Club. However, tasting French foods was often part of meetings as well as parties. At the pro- gressive dinner, Mary Pike, Bruce Wilson and Mike Gross decide to give the soup a try. French Ciul Spanish C(ukAs the fifth and final course of the French Club progressive dinner members get ready to enjoy a strawberry and cream delight, Brian Clifford has the knife ready to cut a big slice of the dessert for himself. Ben Lee and Holly Hin- ton are ready for dessert also. When the Spanish Club joined with the French Club for fun at the skating rink. Jesse Gloria foregoes skating to enjoy a video game. Christmas provided another excuse for the Spanish Club members to get together for food. Marcy Adams watches to see Berto Tovar’s reac- tion to a Spanish type meat. Members of Spanish Club are FRONT ROW: Ray Bostic. Christie Hansen. Melanie Holcolmbe. Tracy Cagle. Chris Ward. Ryan Kirk. Angela Carrisalez. Rox anne Groenhagen, Rosie Sisk, Jerri Pate SECOND ROW: Chuck Hansen. Edward Prieto. John Algood. John Liegl. Melissa Acheson. Sabrina Bowman. Christina Barker. Lisa Yzaguirre. Melissa Lankford. Leigha Truitt THIRD ROW: Tommy Upgrove. Shan non Gilland. Sarah Houck. Christina Palmer. Jeff Sir mons. Berto Tovar. Nikki Kaseeska. Robert Schuck. Julie Gonzales. Brant Liu BACK ROW: Norman Ber field. Kelly Porter. Brian Clifford. Brian Thomas. Chip Primoli. Thor Meeks. Toni Pinkley. Joseph Krueger. Chung Yeuh Pai. Jeff Schaffer. Michelle WillisICTURES New horizons awaited those students who became the ACTV Channel 2 crew or those persons whose artistic ideas were enhanced through Art Club. Students entered the ACTV building on the first day of school ready to have fun when Mrs. Sally George said, “Okay, you all have one week to learn to run the equip- ment and then we go on the air.’ “On the air?” said the class, “So soon?” Mrs. George went to each station and explained the proper way to run it. “At first I was totally lost,” said Kim Willis, “but as we went over and over each station, I got the idea.” Just as students became comfor- table with their different stations, the semester was nearing an end and class projects were due. Traci Vaughan said, “We really did enjoy coming up with our own news stories to film. I think the best pro- ject was the filming of the Christmas lights.” As the year came to a close, ACTV students agreed that the year had not only been a learning experience but had been fun too. For the 15 members of Art Club, trips to art studios and the wild life refuge, gave their artistic endeavors new dimensions, accor- ding to Tonya Miller, vice presi- dent. She said, “Art Club allows me to expand my horizons in creating new ideas for art.” Major events such as the Christmas Bazaar and All School Art Show provided activities that gave them the opportunity to share their art with people in the community. Renee Austin said that Art Club made the students look forward to what was in their future in art. Members of the ACTV staff are FRONT ROW: Kim Bitle. Bridgette Dean. Kim Willis, Kathleen McLeod. Becky Cooley. Kori Terry, Traci Vaughan. SECOND ROW: Tom Brown, Randy Marceleno, Mrs. Sally George. Kelly Roudebush, Donna Gregory, Jana Bills, Jim- my Myers, Scott Wert. THIRD ROW: Bill Christian, Jimmy Hall, Jerry Smith. Kirk Atkinson, Randy Kendrix, Wade Douthit, Berto Tovar. BACK ROW: Mike Turner. Bobby Smith, David Doornbos, Tommy Richeson, Ron Maupin, Brad Warren. Art Club's All School Art Show was an annual event where students from all grade levels in the school system entered work. Tonya Miller works on a pencil drawing that she plans to enter in the show. Four students were honored by Young Talent in Oklahoma. Renee Austin, whose work was selected for a special exhibit in the state capitol, works on an oil painting she plans to enter in art shows during the summer. XX JCDV Jht CUEvery day on Channel 2, ACTV students reported the school news. Kathleen McLeod and Tommy Richeson give the latest up date on what is going on in the Altus Schools. Member of Young Talent of Oklahoma, Olivia Ortiz works on a water color paint- ing she plans to enter in the All School Art Show. She won several placings in the show in different categories. For the atudenta to go on the air every day with the news, sports and weather, scripts had to be written in advance. Kori Terry and Donna Gregory write the script for the news program. Members of Art Club are FRONT ROW: Olivia Ortiz. Tiffany Walker, Tonya Miller, Sherrie Bowling. Marcie Gay. BACK ROW: Ben Lee, Raymond Smiley, Tanicia Bohanan, Erica Johns, Brant Liu. ACTV members Bobby Smith. Jimmy Hall, Beth Scalf and Randy Marceleno work the controls as other student appear on the screen. Each member of the ACTV staff had his or her turn at each of the jobs required for going on the air. 5 JC3V Jrt ClulELLING rappenea Members of the Newspaper Staff are: FRONT ROW: Beth Chahanovich, Krista Schumaker, Tammy Schaper, Katheleen McLeod. SECOND ROW: Terri HarT ington, James Allred, Robert Shuck THIRD ROW: Rhonda Hayes, Jill Kaprowski, Chung Yeuh Pai, Travis Eckert. Deadlines, deadlines, and more deadlines kept yearbook and newspaper staffs on their toes. Any staff member could have told of the tense nerves, frantic work and advisers who did not seem to know their own names. Tuesday and Thursday nights were set aside for the yearbook staff to come to the school and work on writing captions and copy and drawing up layouts. Of course, for the photographers, it was not easy trying to be at the right places at the right time for almost all of the high school events that hap- pened during the year. “Somebody help me,” or “I don’t know how to do this!” were often heard from almost everyone on the staff. Jane Anderson said, “Most peo- ple don’t realize how complicated it is to put the yearbook together. Since we have a new staff this year, we just learn as we go along.’’ Late hours and deadlines were not just for the yearbook staff. Newspaper had to have the school paper ready for printing every week. News editor Beth Chananovich said, “Newspaper really gets hard when you’re at the paper office un- til around midnight on Monday and then the first thing you do on Tues- day is start planning the next paper.” Sports editor Krista Schumaker could not begin her work until the weekend. Krista said, “During the week I really don’t do that much because not many sports activities are happening then, but when the weekend rolls around I make up for it.” Colette Daniels saw the year- book as a way to give her classmates a chance to shine. “It makes me feel good to put people in the limelight by putting something about them in the year- book,” said Colette. Gladly accepting the All Oklahoman Award for the yearbook, Amanda Van Oostrum, as a new staff member and editor, does not quite understand what the award means.Computers played an important role in the developing of the Bulldog Collar. Jill Koprowski, listening to her headphones, types heads and captions on the computer at the Altus Times. Laughter was provided by the yearbook and newspaper sponsors, returning from OIPA Fall Conference. Mrs. Virginia Thomas and Mrs. Sally George put on Hallo ween masks. As deadlines got closer, yearbook students rushed to get their spreads finished. Tammy Packard, writing basketball captions, asks Marsha Taylor for help. Members of the Yearbook Staff are: FRONT ROW: Karla Elston, Kim Slsemore, Kahla Wood, Melissa Patterson, Georgetta Martin. SECOND ROW: Dara Riggs, Jane Anderson, Colette Daniels, Tammy Packard, Shalene Sokolyk, Melissa Acheson. THIRD ROW: Amanda Van Oostrum, Tamara Romines, Marsha Taylor. Kristi Bennett, Regina Bagley, Kim Jar- nagin FOURTH ROW: Brandon Briscoe. Kirk Atkinson, Thor Meeks. Kris Briscoe.Ians Oliat Expand and 1 Students joined Junior Engineer- ing Technological Society to ex- pand their scientific knowledge but being a member of Student Council depended on the ballot box. With meetings on every fourth Thursday, JETS members went on trips to different places or just heard guest speakers. Going to mproue Western Oklahoma State Collage to learn more about computers was just one of many trips the club made. Brant Liu said, “My favorite trip was going to the Engineering Fair in Oklahoma City. The Omni Plex was the most interesting thing there.” Being a newly formed club, members agreed they wanted more people to join. “I really enjoy being in JETS. I hope we have a bigger membership next year,” said Kelley Roudebush. Student Council members were elected by their class members. Pleasing the student body was the most important job of the council. Homecoming, Spirit Week and Sadie Hawkins were just a few ma- jor events the group planned. “I really enjoyed doing the Salvation Army canned food drive at Christmas. It felt like we were do- ing something great for our economy,” said Nicki Kaseeska. Besides making decisions on school issues, Student Council members were also responsible for making back drops, selling tickets and pro- viding music for dances. “Student Council takes extra time, but it’s worth it to see the student body smiling and having fun,” said Ker- rie Brinkman. Members of Junior Engineering Technological Society are FRONT ROW: Tiffany Walker, Kelly Roudebush, Tracy Kupchik, Brant Liu. BACK ROW: Andy Hill, Adam Hopper, Daniel Wiley, Chung Yeuh Pai, Ben Lee. Student Council members Alias Mar- tinez, Kim Willis and Donna Gregory go from room to room collecting canned food for the Salvation Army at Christmas. The can collection was one of the council’s main service projects of the year. 54 St udent Council When the Junior Engineering Technological Society met, they studied serious subjects. Brant Liu, Ben Lee and John Henry Thomas listen as James Atkin- son explains the way architectural plans are prepared. Activities of the Student Council included the door decoration and food collection at Christmas. Nicki Kaseeska and Wade Coffey do their share of collecting food. One of the favorite activities at Christmas for the students was the door decorating contest Sponsored by the Student Coun- cil. the contest enabled each third hour class to decorate their door Missy Fleming. Toya Hunter. Jen nifer Claiborne. Nancy Yamamoto and Kerri Donathan all cooperate In the decorating of their door. When the parent-teacher conference day was held in the fall. Student Council members served as escorts for the parents. Kim Willis. Nancy Hoyle, Tammy Packard, Staci Milner, Kayla Ford and Christy Coffey provided plenty of help to the parent who has arrived. Members of Student Council are FRONT ROW: Lori Russell, Nicki Kaseeska, Ronda Hayes. Georgetta Martin, Tammy Packard, Staci Milner. SECOND ROW: Chris Groves, Kim Willis, Kahla Ford, Donna Gregory, Ronda Shepherd, Kerrie Brinkman, Christy Coffey BACK ROW: Kevin Kesselring, Wade Coffey, Brett Willey, Tommy Richeson, Mike Kiehn, Chuck Hansen, Nancy Hoyle, Alicia Martinez. St udent C ounci( J)etd 55 DEALS on the cjCand “Future Farmers of America teaches young people to respect the land and enjoy the resources and luxuries it gives,” said Amber Felty. ‘‘FFA offers a wide variety of leadership skills. Several people may be capable of becoming farmers, but only those who possess leadership get ahead,” said Matt Muller. Students learned leadership qualities in a variety of activities from making speeches at speech contest, participating in the FFA In- terscholastic Meet sponsored by the Altus Chapter and livestock projects. Matt Muller took the bull by the horns when it came to his crop pro- ject. He swept the crop competi- tion at the Oklahoma State Fair by placing first in every division and had the majority of first places at the Tulsa State Fair. As a group the chapter had learned to lead. Through such pro- jects as the gun safety program and the ‘‘Food for America Program” for kindergarten students, the chapter received yearly awards that designated it as a leader in the state. The chapter also received the outstanding crop production award from the Food Industries Association. Members of the Future Farmers of America are FRONT ROW: Craig Niblett, Sean Garrison, Monica Garrison, Ty Willeford, Amber Felty SECOND ROW: Mr. Bobby Pruitt, Kyle James, Jimmy Lovett, Eric Selreidge, Jon Paul Redelsperger, Kristina Karr, Suzette Ab- bott. Pam Truitt, Lonnie Terbush, Mr. Bruce Farquhar THIRD ROW: Tara Lehr, Kevin Rushing, Cory Marshall. Matt Muller, Waylon Riley, Rob Morrow, Crystal Hughes, Brady Cryer, Mike Harris, Clinton Green. BACK ROW: John Wilson, Trevor DeWeese, Tom Hughes, Matt Weigel, For- rest Goodgame, Doug Meadows, Ron Gignac, Brian Rice, Dan Meyers, Jimmy Hawkins, Kayla Ford. Each fall the Altus chapter conducted a professional improvement seminar. Ty Willeford as a contestant on a game show takes part in the entertainment. future armerS of A mericuTwice a day caring for a steer may not have been a favorite chore for Eric Selreidge. but he was willing to get his steer in shape for the livestock shows. Eric gets the steer out of the pen to get him accustomed to being led. Some people would do anything for money. Kyle James pretends to be a blind man to bring a bigger price at the annual slave sale where the FFA members raised money for the program. To show juniora and sophomores one of the facets of FFA, Sean Garrison shears a sheep during National Vocational and Technical Education Week at a special pro- gram In the cafeteria. In farm shop, students learned skills that would help them be self-sufficient on the farm. Dan Meyers works on a tractor hoping to bring it back to life. Dutu re 3 armerS of A merica '57ZjllClt WaLs a future Students in marketing education and Inter- disciplinary Cooperative Education learned about the world of business in the classroom and in their jobs. The coordinating organizations, Distributive Education Clubs of America and Vocational Industrial Clubs of America gave the students the chance to expand their ex- periences at conferences and contests. Each year DECA students com- peted in out-of-town activities such as officers’ training, the decathlon and the state conference. “I enjoy attending the activities,” said Brad Warren. ‘‘We get a chance to meet new people and compete against different schools.” Selling candy, calendars and other items were part of the ac- tivities because money had to be raised to finance the trips for both DECA and VICA students. Mike Bryant said, ‘‘I don’t really mind selling candy or anything. I just feel so stupid asking people if they want to buy things.” ICE students competing at the VICA district contests, came home with several awards and had students qualify for the state competition. Shanyn Richardson said, ‘‘ICE has helped me in understanding computers and the importance that they will have in our future.” Melissa Jeffries said, ‘‘Being a part of the ICE program has helped my understanding of the future and how to obtain a positive attitude about working and accomplishing what you have started.” Members of Interdisciplinary Coop- erative Education are FRONT ROW: Marcie Gay, Cindy Marceleno, Gwen Terry, Angie Sisk, Ginger Gark, Marcie Adams. SECOND ROW: Meiissa Jeffries. Jen Hume, Mary Stayton, Kerri Donathan, Vic- toria Martinez, Darrell McElwee, Willie Etherton THIRD ROW: Mike Duke. Shanyn Richardson, Glenda Lang, Kevin Phillips, Steve Ray, Tim Sanchez, Wade Wheeler BACK ROW: Brian Crabtree. Chris Miller, Cory Marshall. Nicki Boaldin, Bobby Smith, Anthony Arrant, Troy Newton, Steve Sanchez, Mr. Robert Killebrew. While working as a cook at Golden Corral, Steve York not only earns money, but also gets credit for marketing education. Students spent an hour a day in the classroom and 15 hours a week on the job to get two hours credit. As a cashier at Wal-Mart Cara Gay gets experience in the business world and credit for having a job in marketing education. Marketing education students belonged to the coordinating organization Distributive Education Clubs of America.Two Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education students worked at the same place. Cory Marshall rings up the groceries while Ginger Clark sacks at Safeway. Though some students had to brace the weather as bag boys or girls at the grocery stores in town Shanyn Richardson had an Inside Job doing what she liked best. At the Federal Land Bank she does secretarial work under the direc- tion of Mrs. Catherine Willis. Members of Distributive Education Clubs of America are FRONT ROW: Shelley Sharp, Joyce Rico, Julie Merrihew, Cara Gay, Becky Williams. SECOND ROW: James Allred, Norma Wingfield, Scott Wert, Robin Garmen, Kim Elledge, Michelle McLaughlin. BACK ROW: Mike Bryant, Gerald Lindsey, Steve York, Jon Darnell, Norman Terry, Ron Maupin, Berto Tovar, Brad Warren. eca '59EALTH AND HOME wien I 'j tile St iidenti Whether one’s interests took them into the field of child care or medicine, students in child care and health careers had the chance to find out just where they fit. Learning the basic skills and working with children helped students choose their profession whether it was running one’s own day care center, teaching or being a full time parent, one was well prepared. “I’m going to continue working in a day care center and hopefully some day run my own,” said Michelle Wilson. The only major re- quirement for child care, according to Michelle, was a love of children. Child care provided the oppor- tunity to learn about the way children develop, according to Belinda Trimble. Working in the medical field was the goal of health career students. From working in the hospital records department to working in x-ray, students had a wide selection of choices. Child care and health careers students learned the basics in class prior to putting their skills on the line with real children and real pa- tients. The child care students con- ducted their own day care center to get on-the-job training. They not only served as instructors, they made much of the material they used and planned the curriculum. Brenda Myers, health careers, thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. ‘‘I plan to go to college and major in respiratory therapy,” she said. Organizations complemented the two courses. Child care students had Home Economics Related Oc- cupations, and health careers students had Health Occupation Students of America. The students raised money and attended conferences. HOSA students were rewarded for their efforts as they won a gold and three silver medals at state contest. Margaret Terbush placed first in x-ray, Debbie Fortenberry took second in physical therapy, J. Molledahl was second in research paper, and Mike Lamb was second in x-ray. Members of Home Economics Related Occupations are FRONT ROW: Michelle Wilson. Margaret Terbush. Dianna White. SECOND ROW: Dana Gilliam, Dana Hackler. Margiena Erland, Vicky Loper. BACK ROW: Carla Davis, Lori Shaw, Tara Johnson, Shawnda Jones. No, Billy Gilbert is not getting his ear pierced. Actually, he has appeared at the Red Cross Blood Mobile to give blood. Health Occupations Student of America member Mike Lamb pricks Billy's ear for a blood sample to type. To gain on-the-job training. Home Economics Related Occupations students worked as teachers’ aids at Central Kindergarten. Robin Pollard gets the children in her class ready to go cut for play lime. J4CKO J4QSJ f I HERO student Dana Gilliam takes her young charges at Central Kinder garten out for recess. As a teachers' aid at Central, Dana gained on-the-job train- ing in dealing with young children. HOSA students assisted Red Cross personnel when the Blood Mobile came to the campus. Lisa Oxendine and Dianna Revilla take informa- tion from the more than one hundred students and faculty members who donated blood. Members of Health Occupations Students of America are FRONT ROW: Lisa Oxendine, Brenda Myers, Margaret Terbush, Jamea Lechuga, Nicky Thomas, Tracy Simpson, Roxanne Groenhagen. BACK ROW: Susan Klukas, Ursula Lowey, C. W Anderson, instructor Mrs. Sharon Breuer, Mike Lamb. HOSA students worked at Jackson County Memorial Hospital to gain on-the- job training. Margaret Terbush and Lisa Ox- endine get a patient ready to go to physical therapy. MOZO MOSJ Q ARD WORK Someth in9 to SI, ow When the school year ended, two groups of students certainly had something to show for their year’s labor. It was a two- story house with nearly 4,000 square feet. The students of vocational elec- trification and vocational carpentry learned skills in the classroom and shop areas provided on the cam- pus. It was not long, however, before they were on the site and putting those skills to the test. The carpentry students went first, and as the house took shape the electrification students came to do the basic wiring. From the basic framing, the carpentry students went on to use their finer skills in building numerous cabinets. Karl Lovett spent so much time putting together drawers, he knew he had that skill mastered. Allen Owen had as one of his jobs the finishing of one of the closets. After two years of voca- tional carpentry or electrification, students were able to enter the job market or to continue their education. Electrification student Rod Richards had plans for the skills he was learning. He said, “I really en- joy class. It has helped me to decide my future.” With a career planned in the military, Darrell Lee also planned to use his skills by going into electronics. Member of vocational carpentry are: instructor Mr. Chuck Goodwin, Chuck Phillips, Carl Lovett, Andy Robertson, Allen Owen, Richie Avila. Members of vocational carpentry are FRONT ROW: Jessee Gloria and Robert Rogers. BACK ROW: instructor Mr. Chuck Goodwin, Forrest Goodgame, Bobby Charles, Valence Pascal. In the kitchen of the house carpentry students built, the students set up shop for making the many cabinets. Valence Pascal cuts the molding that he will put above the cabinets. 62 (Cfectri ficati on C arpentry Carpentry students displayed the miniature house frame and tools of their trade at the open house held during Na- tional Vocational and Technical Education Week. Forrest Goodgame waits for in- terested sophomores and juniors to come by the exhibit so that he can tell them about the carpentry program. Electrification students wired the house carpentry students built. Kevin Robertson installs the breaker box. For the cabinet in the family room Bobby Charles applies glue to a piece of molding before he attaches it to the corner of the cabinet. Members of vocational electrification are FRONT ROW: Kevin Robertson, Michael Rogers, Rod Richards, instructor Mr. Joe Harkins. BACK ROW: Fred- dy Billarrial, David Littlejohn, Darrell Lee, Todd Williams, Pat Townsend. Classroom training in the shop behind the classroom provided the opportunity to practice skills before they were put to the test on the job site. Rod Richards works on the electrical board. Members of vocational electrification are FRONT ROW: Robert Epperson. Tif- fany Cooper, Connie Calvin. BACK ROW: instructor Mr. Joe Harkins, Harold Owens, Adam Benivamonde, Mike Clark. When corners met, the fit had to be exact. Forrest Goodgame concentrates on getting the perfect cut so that he will have to do the job only once.KILLS Skills learned in high school could prepare students for the job market immediately upon graduation. Nowhere was this more true than in Vocational Of- fice Education and Vocational Auto Mechanics. For VOE students Future Business Leaders of America provided a means by which students could ex- tend their experiences and test their skills with other students at contests and conventions. According to Angie Revilla, money played a large part in who went to contest. She said, “Our business skills are tested as we try to sell money making items to finance the trip to state contest.” As members of Vocational In- dustrial Clubs of America auto mechanics students also competed at contests. Their skills at repairing motors were tested. Classroom time was spent prepar- ing for contests for both groups. Earnice Holcomb gladly took the opportunity to sharpen her skills in VOE. She said, “I want to do the best I can because I want to use my skills in the Air Force.” Experiences in auto mechanics and VICA were vital to the future for Cur- tis Williams. He said, “The skills I’m learning are important in that I am gaining skills and learning to deal with people. Those things will help me whether I go into the business world alone or work for someone else.” Auto mechanics had immediate rewards for Rufus Rodriquez. He said, “When my car didn’t start, I worked on the carburetor and it started.” Billy Gilbert also found his newly learned skills valuable. “I used to pay someone else to fix my car, but now I fix it myself and save money.” Members of Vocational Auto Mechanics are FRONT ROW: David Haley. Staci Cansler, Stephen Lay, Rufus Rodriquez. Curtis Williams SECOND ROW: Billy Braun, Paul Hoerchler, George Kirby. Keith Leiser, Kevin Laverne, Roderick Neal BACK ROW: Billy Gilbert. David Newton, John Allen, Darren Eiler, Mark Weaver, Tom Bell, Larry Jenks. Oil filters require chang- ing periodically to reduce oil build up. Darren Eiler prepares to drain the old oil before adding the new Auto mechanics students learned skills required in not only regular maintenance but also major repairs. XX X „ tlLLnUl VO JVocational Office Educa- tion students practiced office skills in class and used those skills on the job. Mary Ortega works on speed typing. Members of Vocational Office Education are: FRONT ROW: Michelle Kovar, Jody Dickerson, Monica Gorham. BACK ROW: Mary Ortega. Angie Revilla, Jill Koprowski, Er- nke Holcombe and Doug Moulton. Since brakes are such an important part of any automobile, students in auto mechanics gained much experience with servicing and repairing brakes. Larry Jenkins services a disc brake rotor. On-the-job training as well as classwork helped VOE students get ready for the business office. Ernice Holcombe practices her skills on the adding machine. Juto WecUici VO£St udenti For one week, National Vocational Educational Week, vocational students had the chance to tell it all. They took every oppor- tunity to inform the public and other students about the merit’s of the vocational programs and organizations. Traditionally, this week began as others had, and students gathered in the back of the main building to kick-off the activities by releasing helium balloons. “More people than I can ever remember showed up for the balloon kick-off. It was a real success,” said Karen Haning. Those who were selected to ap- pear on KWHW’s “Viewpoint” Monday night experienced the jit- ters along with sweaty palms as their turn to tell about their organizations came closer. “I was petrified! It was a first for me. I’d never had to talk on the radio before,” said Michelle Kovar. Dressing in official organization dress on Tuesday took the least ef- fort and gave students the chance to show their pride. “If we wore our FFA jackets we got extra points,” said Johna Bates. Wednes- day was also a day to show off as the vocational students set up booths in the cafeteria and talked to interested sophomores. Announcements on the public address at the school and programs on ACTV rounded out the week; however, a barbecue with door prizes at the fair grounds awarded the vocational students for their ef- forts on Thursday. “I won the gas raffle from Brewer’s for $15. I only had to pay $2.00 per ticket,” said Karen Haning. Members of VYLC were representatives of all voca- tional programs. They were responsible for planning and ex- ecuting the week’s activities. To mark the beginning of National Vocational and Technical Education Week, students meet in the back of the high school to release balloons. Member of the Vocational Youth Leadership Council meet with Mayor Leo Houck as he proclaims the week Vocational Week in Altus. Council members are Steven Lay, Belinda Trimble, C. W. Anderson, Micki White, Sean Garrison, Karen Haning, Ty Willeford, Willie Etherton, Debbie Fortenberry, Chuck Philips. Cassandra Ken- dal, Bobby Charles. Cory Marshall SKSEMLVocational child care •tudenta and instructor Mrs. Anna Jackson present a pro- gram on ACTV Channel II Mrs. Jackson uses Reed Nichols to demonstrate how children learn to distinguish sizes. For a two dollar ticket. Karen Haning gets not only dinner but a door prize as well at the barbecue at the fair grounds. Mr. Chuck Goodwin presents her with a $15 gas coupon. Health careers offer» excellent learn- ing opportunities, John Holthe tells Tracey Gamble. Vocational students set up booths in the cafeteria where they talked with in- terested sophomores about the merits of the vocational programs. On the KWHW program “Viewpoint." vocational students had the chance to tell about their programs. Doug Moulton tells how the Vocational Office Education pro- gram will help with his plans for the future. VU£C 6KJJnsiJe oru Donna Gregory After cheering the Bulldog’s on to victory after a hard game, the cheerleaders set off for home. Mrs. Sally George, our cheerleading sponsor, had taken us to the game in her van. I was in one of my crazy, wild moods where I can’t sit still and 1 felt I must try to sing. I started singing, playing the guitar, the drums, heads, anything I could do. I must have driven the other cheerleaders crazy because before I knew it, all of them were holding me down while Mrs. George taped me to the chair. She taped my mouth, my legs, and put a cheerleading skirt over my head and taped my head. I couldn’t believe it. There I was, stuck to a chair for two hours all the way home and couldn’t move a bit!!!! In the Bulldog Collar poll for the senior edition of the paper Donna Gregory was voted the most popular senior girl. Her popularity could have had something to do with the fact she knew how to make people laugh. She gets a laugh in the senior farewell assembly. 68 Wini-Wag St and Out A in Organization All State Band Jane Anderson Jodi Thomas Mark Alewine (alt.) All State Choir Jason Armstrong Kerrie Brinkman Lionel Carrisalez Shannon Herbert Ronda Shepherd Daryl Jones (alt.) FFA State Farmers Johnna Bates Sean Garrison Gold Medal State HOSA Contest Margaret Terbush Programs such as the finger printing clinic for young children helped to get the Future Farmers of America selected as the outstanding chapter in the state by the state FFA organization. Sean Garrison fingerprints Amanda George. Not only did That Altus Band bring pride to themselves and the school by winning sweepstakes at state contest for the third consecutive year, the members provided extra for the student body when they performed at pep assemblies. Under the direction of Mr. Larry Harris, the pep band performs prior to the game with Lawton Eisenhower. Wi-m-Wag Studies To pull you to do through Vhu-t's up? "■ftos btola -teg wtxfc Hcur'is aoWj-to C iu. iw. cut. iuciiT. Muj social 1$ -ftr Hu vu, t 51% m Jcs t 'Wju W'tt. , bei WUlhadte. floesut Itau. Sutu. 7rctoUmg. Me act fi g ‘ta jplcuct bui- Lcgu at -ttu £cuiwesreot. itterscM gtlc. Mu dot1 kulpfd u§ u;uc suMips-takte. Makes -ttauk C'U lock overl u t 7»olc u victg cue. nixrt. -fc’uut. UiitrcHcuiS, » k r iA- if" 4 T For future architects and engineers drafting David Mason goes over a design of a house provided a means to learn needed skills. Mr. with drafting students. 70 s4caclt emtcAOne of four students honored by Young Talent in Oklahoma, Tiffany Walker especially enjoyed art class. She works on a painting she will enter in the All School Art Show. Tiffany placed third in drawing at the Southwestern Interscholastic Meet and earned other honors in art as well. One in a series of lab projects, students in Mr. Don Campbell’s biology class had to dissect animals to make the grade. Kayla Ford lends a helping hand as Bobby Hawkins dissects a rat. y4cadt emiciMany teachers depended on the help of their aids to run errands and grade papers. Student aid Lisa Deere grades government papers for Mr. Ronnie Babione. Every student in school had to take English and read the "Scarlet Letter” in English III. Jennifer Claiborne and Lawrence Gaines discuss the symbolism in the book with Mr. Mark Morey. Some ambitious students took mind bending math courses. Chuck Hansen gets to the bottom of the problem in math analysis.O.C., -klu alnmal u c Com VK % {) Mt M £ Vad -theij load 2nqhsW3l Vocab., however, QWds wf °- fM.ti.nq of aalipatit-q. Since everyone attending Altus had one thing in mind, graduating, they were forced to take certain required classes. “I plan never to do another algebra problem after I get out of this class,” said Mary Ortega. While George Kirby was complaining that there were too many graduation requirements, Becky Singleton was think- ing in a totally different direction. She thought that there weren’t enough requirements. ‘‘There are too many people dropping out of college,” said Becky. Freddie Tate said, ‘‘The requirements are good because I can pass under these circumstances. There are courses to fit everybody.” Cases of students having to take a class although they had no desire to were common. In several cases, that re- quired class turned out to be their favorite. Audrey Flanagan said, ‘‘American History is my favorite. It’s not the subject that makes it my favorite, it is the teacher, Mr. Bostic.” Other students opted to take even more than the re- quired amount. ‘‘I am planning to take more because to become what I want to be, I’m required to have a lot of science,” said J. Molledahl. Starfish innards may not impress most people, but students in Biology I had to study them anyway. Wendi Vaughan, Jill Fisher, Erin Young and Lora Latavala poke and prod at their specimen. One required class that gave nearly everyone who took it a headache was Algebra I. Mrs. Dana Darby helps Edward Dennis factor his polynomials. MEETING THE NEEDS ♦ ecessitiesS.C. X nu'ss oic, X u dtrfc+and .X took -briqononic-try La§-t lyar, and 'dc iva Vvord far wui too. Taking hard classes that weren’t required? To many students this was unthinkable. But some tried to fit as many math and science courses in their high school years as possible. One reason for backing away from the “tuffies” was because it usually brought a drop in grades. “I’m going as easy as I can my last year. That gives you a chance to bring up your average,’’ said Donna Gregory. But Cary Crawford didn’t feel these courses were a threat. He said, “I don’t feel they are any harder, they are just stepping up.’’ Cary took math analysis, trigonometry, and Com- puter II all at the same time. These so-called harder classes were mainly used by Only a few dared to biave trigonometry. Cary Crawford, for one. figures out his assignment in the sometimes treacherous class. GIVE ME A BREAK! ♦ those who were planning on being prepared for a more dif- ficult college major. National Merit Semi-Finalist Scott Kir- by said, “1 am planning on being some kind of electrical engineer and I am using these high school classes to be ready for the ones at college.” Scott picked up all the math credits that were possible. More advanced classes were taken not only for learning but for enjoyment. “I enrolled in all the math classes because that’s what I like to do most. That’s probably where most of my talent is,” said Cary. Brant Lui was only a junior but was all ready taking trigonometry and Biology II. He said, “My favorite thing about these harder classes is the challenge.” In the beginning of writing a term paper, seniors became well ac- quainted wi»h the card catalog as they searched out information. Ryan Kirk looks for information on “Lost Mines and Hidden Treasures” while John Liegl looks for sources about "Cults " ru cle J£)ro pperS 74Girls physical education students did not bend their bodies every day. Ada Cade enjoys a Pepsi at a coke party given for the winners of the interclass softball tournament. Exercise began most boys’ physical education classes. Glen Lawhorn and Travis Todo stretch their muscles easily now that they have been doing it for most of the year. However, in the begin- ning both had sore muscles for several days. In swimming class Dale Brantley takes time out from swimming laps to work on an approach for correct technique of the diving board.fViysicul £duc at i on Backstrokes, weight lifting and working on the beam caused bodies to bend, muscles to flex and students to get in shape. The swim team trained nearly all year for the swimming season, but life saving students trained to save lives. First year swim team member Kyle James said, “The best thing I like about swimming is that it keeps you in shape. Late practices until 5 p.m. and early morning practices at 6:15 a.m. made up practice for the team, but one had to swim two miles at one time to pass the course. Competing against other schools was something physical education students didn’t do. Three days a week, girls in -JS aueg, I-'"' w.LpfauYj. C-c,ujcuu.WW} LnvwuY «j C.lagg ‘ v tlunkim of tvUjinq out (or next the class did aerobics while the boys did weight lifting. On other days they played games and ran. “I enjoy P.E. and I love to lift weights,’’ said Tim Fierro. One could always find the gymnastic students doing back flips and working out on the balance beam. Kim Wiles and Paula Avant had some disadvantages as well as advan- tages to having only two high school students in gym. By only having two girls they could not receive as many points as they wanted to, but they had more time to practice. “We work out more hours than other teams, which is one reason for our success,’’ said Kim. In swimming class, students swam laps to build strength. Andrew Willhoite works on the breaststroke. J A MEANS TO KEEP IN SHAPEC.L, AIcui , i- Aook Co tpat r programming btcouge. nT -haouqM: ci'd be a bfe£££, but m rru lu for For some, electives weren’t a choice because of the higher graduation requirements. For those who had the time, extra classes brought fun, the mastering of new skills or more work. “I took computer programming because I didn’t know anything about computers and figured it would be a blow off class. Well, I was wrong,” said Mike Smith, ‘‘I’m tired of it.” In this computer age, many people felt the same way as Mike. ‘‘I was going to get a computer for college, but now that I’ve taken this class I think I’ll pass,” said Ann Wilson. Mr. Dalton’s art class was classified as fun by many of his Computer literacy and Computer Programming I and I! gave students the opportunity to study computers from the keyboard to in depth pro- gramming. Tammy Stanley, Jimmy Myers and Anthony Arrant watch to see if Chad Johnson's program is going to work. For those students interested in architecture, drafting provided a taste of the field. Dale Dalgren gets advice from Mr. David Mason, instructor. CLdi ueS THIS TIME IT’S MY CHOICE students. ‘‘It’s a great class to be in. We get to do silk screen, painting and airbrushing. Drawing is about the main thing, though. We get serious sometimes and get motivated to draw some really good stuff. We turn in a certain amount of pictures every six weeks and our grade comes from that,” said Shawn Wilson. French was another favorite of high schcol students. ‘‘I took French because it was easier to spell than Spanish,” said Brian Binck. Students, however, were more interested in learning the language. ‘‘By the end of the year I hope to be able to carry on a conversation in French,” said Brian. Pep skits during football assemblies became the responsibility of Drama II students. Mickey White. Chuck Hansen and Melissa Patterson are part of the Douglas defense plan in the skit before the Oklahoma City Douglas game.French students Becky Singleton, Mark Tinney and Jane Anderson listen to Mrs. Theresa Campbell so that when their turn comes, they will be able to participate in the conversation. Much class time was spent in conversing in small groups. Once a picture was completed in art class it had to be matted to exhibit in the All Schools Art Show in April. With ruler and exacto knife. Brad Warren cuts a mat.ai Co operation was needed for the Bulldog Collar Staff to meet their deadlines. Kathleen McCleod. Krista Shumaker and Terri Harringtin spend another Monday night at the Altus Times pasting up the paper. Art takes many forms, and art students became acquainted with different forms. In- structor Mr Doug Dalton demonstrates how enamel coated copper pins make artistic designs when heated to Tonya Miller and Renee Austin Photographers were in short supply, so yearbook members had to take crash courses in picture taking. Kahla Wood, people editor, fills in at the Chickasha game.SOMETHING TO SHOW FOR IT Hectic hours before, during and after school were not un- common with students enrolled in a class that produced a finished project. These projects varied widely from the printing of a weekly newspaper to the building of a house. Some students produced something daily while others worked the entire year to produce something. The yearbook students spent many extra hours to put together 176 pages. “Working just one hour during school isn’t enough to put together a yearbook. We often came up to the school after houis to meet a deadline,’’ said Karla Elston. On the other hand, art students were sometimes able to complete a finished project in less than a week. “I decided to take art class because I feel that it will help me when I f i cW UL A CN tWk umt oli caweva icag lOctUd lau W. w jl, am in college. I plan to attend OSU and 1 am either going to major in interior design or architecture,” said Heather Strayhorne. The carpentry and electrification students spent the bet- ter portion of the year building a house on Buena Vista. Allen Owen said, “Not everyone is able to spend $130,000 that isn’t theirs.’’ After the flowers had been planted in front of the house it was time to sit back and admire the work that had been done. Rhonda Hayes was on the newspaper staff. She said, “1 like the satisfaction that I get when 1 write for the Collar. It makes me feel that my writing is important to other people.” More than met the eye was involved in television production. Brad Warren. Kim Willis and Mike Turner go on the air as camera men Ron Maupin and Traci Vaughan put them in focus.MT Ciojk.XW reaUu nfed Al?o ut df i wig on bn rcum ntltk lO K.'S KncuJ -th t g.otu'c tupid,ljuiX Tcwe not Vuudtviucii wpe ienca WORK THAT PAYS OFF Faced with such tasks as learning to cook, drive, punch- ing the right keys on a computer or learning how to balance the books could have been taken care of by enrolling in one of the many classes that taught such skills. Home economics offered students a chance to learn the many parts of a sewing machine and the basic skills of cooking. Lana Scheider hoped to mend and create her own clothes and to cook better at home. For some, the skills learned prepared them for a career. Sheila Whitson was looking toward a career as a cosmetologist. Keyboarding and shorthand were two classes taken to help one with term papers, letters and future careers. Paul Duit planned to use his skills when typing the stories he had written. Parallel parking, right and left turns and the hand-over- hand wheel turning techniques were skills one learned by taking drivers’ education. To become a better driver was the goal, but for others just wanting to get that all impor- tant drivers’ license was the main goal. “I learned that driv- ing isn’t as easy as it appears to be. It takes hard work to drive a car right,” said Amy Jones. Students enrolled in computer literacy to pave the way to a future in computer programming. Freddy Baeza said, “I have learned how to program a computer and use it to benefit myself.” Checkbook balancing baffled many students but accounting students had an advantage. Jimmy Myers adds figures with the help of an adding machine. Occasionally accounting students helped each other with difficult projects. Boone Spencer. Monica Gorham and Brenda Wilkerson combine efforts to complete a worksheet. SULEvery teenager lives for the day he or she gets a drivers’ license. Roger Clark studies his manual in drivers' education class so he can get a permit. Keyboarding gave students the oppor- tunity to learn typewriting basics without taking a full year of typewriting. Phil Bram keeps his eyes on his manuscript as he develops his abilities. Home economics students combined cooking skills and good deeds when they made suckers for faculty members for Valentines. Robin Pollard keeps the candy at the right temperature while Rosie Roblez prepares the molds.Voice class consisted of a group of students selected for voice quality. Daryl Jones. Michael Martin. Kerrie Brinkman. Ronda Shepherd and Ann Wilson work with Mr. Kenneth Cox. instructor. Cheerleaders met during sixth hour to work on their performances at assemblies and games. Jana Bills and Traci Vaughan, as Miss Bulldog, perform at a pep assembly.IN A COLD SWEAT Unrelenting hours spent to perfect a performance were well used if the performers brought the crowd to its feet. Whether it was a half time show or on stage at an assembly, each performer at some time felt the pressure. Nerves affected performers in different and sometimes similar ways. Band and choir members responded to pressure by cracking pitches, changing tempos and going out of tune. Melissa Acheson said, “When I get nervous I get a strong vibrato and my voice sounds airy.” Cheerleaders always had to put on the appearance of being cheerful and excited. They succumbed to the attack of their nerves by falling off of pyramids or putting moves in at the wrong time. Drill team members responded to their nerves by turning at the wrong point or getting out of step. Tammy Packard said, “I get really nervous when I perform, and I have a hard time remembering the dance.” m. Performing uoitii t (L Vanity Choir [% " UXinds.W-W u alttfUg reallu nGY rou$ in front of m ai golo Content. Drama students had to write skits that the audience would appreciate. Props and costumes had to be found and lines had to be memorized. Nerves altered the performance of everyone. Most would agree that the greatest effect of nerves was develop- ing a sudden case of amnesia. Drill team members forgot moves, cheerleaders jumbled their cheers and drama students boggled their lines. Crowds never knew that That Altus Band members were sometimes forced to yell drill directions to each other dur- ing half-time performances. Even at marching contest, Shelley Harris suffered from a loss of memory and darted off in the opposite direction from her squad members. Nevertheless, the performers always managed to pull off a good show. The audience never noticed the minor errors and reacted to all the performers at one time or another with a standing ovation. Drama II students got plenty of performance time as they wrote and performed pep skits. In the Douglas McAuthur skit, Mike Turner portrays Mr. Rork and John Ray his sidekick Tatoo on "Fantasy Island.” Mayor Leo Houck declared December 4, as That Altus Band Ap- preciation Day. The Chamber of Commerce and various townspeople listen as the band performs "Swanee" in front of the City Auditorium. or mentux HoMb IjOlUf V tu) q o7S Cjui g It's rtalUj neat to -earn morei oMr-fckr Aoto trainuig and earn Credit tDaard qradaa-tion at tlie ame turn, Some classes prepared students for college, while others gave them the opportunity to learn skills and to experience on-the-job training that would enable them to enter the work force upon graduation. In health careers, taught by Mrs. Sharon Breuer, students got acquainted with the medical field. The students spent time in class but also worked at Jackson County Memorial Hospital and other medical facilities in the city. Brenda Myers said, “Working during school hours opens doors to different fields of medicine.” While health career students were at the hospital child care students were directing and working in their own preschool. This was part of the program to give the child care students the opportunity to work with small children in a learning situation. Carpentry, electrification and auto mechanics students SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE gained skills that guaranteed them a vocation. “I took auto mechanics to learn about cars and the safety skills of work- ing with the tools involved,” said Roderick Neal. “Marketing education has helped me to realize the responsibilities of working with a business and being aware of things that could go wrong,” said Scot Wert. Marketing education and interdisciplinary cooperative education dealt with all facets of the business world from balancing books to figuring income tax. Vocational classes were not as easy as most thought they would be. What the classes offered was training in nine different fields including agriculture and vocational of- fice education. The classes gave students a choice. Once they had graduated, they could continue with their educa- tion or get a job. Child care students conducted their own day care center for three to five year-olds. Carla Davis and Christina Barker help their students paint during an art session. On the job training was a part of all vocational courses where students practiced the skills they learned in class.Agriculture was a credit earned partially through special projects. Cory Marshall feeds his lambs that he plans to show in live stock shows throughout the state. Vocational courses helped students prepare for the future. Paul Houchler repairs an engine in the shop behind the auto mechanics classroom, where he is learning skills which will enable him to enter the job market upon graduation. Students needed the classroom ex- perience in electrification before they wired the house built by the carpentry students. Darrell Lee practices on the elec- tric board.inside Robert Hildinger Well, it’s been an incredible year for a academics, one of the best of the decade, possibly the best, the greatest year this school has seen in over a hundred years!. . . well. .. moderately good, anyway. Let’s get right down to the nitty-gritty with the high highlights of the season — first place at Southwestern Interscholastic Meet, SWIM for short. Never mind that they told us at first that we had merely placed second, and never mind that they held the meet at an ungodly hour in the morning. Next comes the granddaddy of them all — The Oklahoma Academic Decathlon. Nine people went to this meet, and six more were alternates, who also were allowed to go to the meet. This particular meet took a day and a half and our school was more than happy to put the team up for the night. High hopes were abundant for this group, and they came in third. Next comes that Lawton High Math Meet, a tour de force of calculators and pocket protectors, home of the Notoriously Educated Researchers and Developers; N.E.R.D.s for short. Actually, I really don't know why I said that; heck, I went too! Overall, the team placed second, but I think the biggest disappointment was the fact that there was no entertainment while they were tallying the scores. Saying that brings back fond memories of sitting in their auditorium after I'd just wasted my brain over a math analysis test watching four performers in black tuxes and black velvet dresses sing Lionel Richie’s “Say You, Say Me” in four part harmony. Very hard on the nervous system, not to mention the stomach. Last, but by no means least, is Cameron University’s Scholastic Meet. One has only to participate in this grand and gala affair to know what a complete and utter madhouse it is. Let us just say that operations there could be tidied up a tad. Fate has a way of telling you when to cash in your chips, and well... we got third. Now that I've made fun of everybody, the truth is that our school did excellent, and I hope no one took offense at my occasional jibes. After all, if you can't laugh at your mistakes, the other team will certainly oblige you. After six weeks of extra study, the academic decathlon team placed third in the state competition. Shortly after receiving the trophy, members and alternates are FRONT ROW: Melyssa Case, Edward Prieto, Chuck Hansen, Brant Liu, Tracy Cagle, Tiffany Johnson, Essex Moore. BACK ROW: John Ray, John Henry Thomas, Brian Clifford, Bruce Wilson, Chad Johnson, Andy Hill and Ben Lee. Not pictured is Robert Hildinger. Wlnl.Wa9As the outstanding all around student in the senior class, Robert Hildinger receives the Altus Education Association’s Frances Herron Academic Award from Mrs. Herron at the senior awards assembly. Salutatorian of the class, Robert was also a National Merit Scholarship winner. He had first places to his credit at the Lawton High Math Meet, the Southwestern Interscholastic Meet and the Cameron Scholastic Meet. Academic stand outs were the members of the senior class who were named to the Top Ten for having accumulated the best grade point averages in a class of 200. After having received their trophies at the senior awards assembly, the Top Ten are David Tucker, Mikel Smith, Becky Singleton, Danny Rogers, Robert Hildinger, John Liegl, Scott Kirby, Jane Anderson, Cary Crawford and Mike Gross.August’s hot sun beats down on the nearly 75 members of the football team in full uniform as they go through the annual ritual of being photographed by Allen Holiday for the yearbook and by Jim Henson for the Altus Times. ALTUS BU Guards for the Duncan Demons attempt to stop Shawnda Jones as she shoots for two. The Demons did not stop Shawnda or the Ladies all season and lost to Altus three times.When you go (OLL for Big Blue Gico rvigs,, Kinifeubtr ilicee uxld tivwl$ Ut «sports '? Uke. Huxt p®tv?all aamk. tuitU- Tu u)W uv - ux u- toij ivU poult CWI A Tatuxcuituit ta kettaill acuva ioe u t Vxv put yiuit. -fto of defeat uX filt afttr Ck kr qgtU9L fc ttatU aCUHi U)U£ L itllU WCO-t u£ IVt tuX overt ui alt cf i s touJ for" at l« t a. u ek before ijutidc Spirit wadi ug lUUtfctro umt tin unt Cjdivie. 'yi t lUat vuaClc iuK e Have ucu. ev feit irrufor cttu scuab Oud u isliw Could stuui okA SCkcol dpride7 bAe vax itUlf! One of the swim team’s leading swimmers, Robin Garmon dives off the block for the 50 free style during the Lawton meet at home. Robin qualified for the state meet two years. S ports L 9 Players looked to Coach J. D. Johnson for signals and listened to hear his instruction as he stood outside third base when the Ladies were at bat. One of the team's best hitters, Regina Bagley played third base. In the game against Lawton MacArthur she waits for the hit. By the middle of the season the chore of being number one pitcher on the team fell to Tonya McDonald. Dur- ing the Lawton High game her team helps as she pitches to a decisive 21-16 victory. Members of the softball team are FRONT ROW: Nora Villareal, Lori Mungaven, Marsha Richards. Karla Davis, Patricia Baxter. Lisa Marielli. Kim Bitle. BACK ROW: Tonya McDonald, Lori Shaw, Yolanda Journey, Regina Bagley. Carolyn Richeson. Coach J. D. Johnson. In the outfield Karla Davis could be counted on to bring the ball in, according to Coach Johnson. Also competent with a bat, she makes it to first base before her Duncan opponent can get the ball there. 92 UtU(  Playing the Field w. .ti p.tu For Fun and Games Slides, homeruns and the um- pire shouted, “You’re out!’’ Just the everyday sound of the game, but sounds that depicted the excitement that kept girls coming out in the August heat to be a part of the team. The Lady Bulldogs, with a 6 win and 7 loss record were not the best. But, with only one senior, the team members thought they did well. Lori Mungaven said, “I was the only senior, but we all pulled together and everyone acted as mature and intelligent as any senior.” The season started with the Ladies defeating Blair 26-12 and destroying Duncan 19-10. In the Altus Invitational, the Ladies took fourth out of seven, losing to Ardmore 24-19, to Lawton Ike 21-12 and to Dun- can 14-12. The only victories were over Lawton MacArthur and Lawton High. Moving on to the Sentinel In- vitational, the ladies took con- trol, squashing Sentinel 24-10 and Arapaho 24-10. The Sen- tinel Invitational proved the high point for the team. Yolanda Journey, with one of her ex- cellent hits of the game with Sentinel, slapped the ball over the fence, tying the score at 10- 10. The Ladies went on to score 14 more runs while the Sentinel team stopped with 10. Another glorious moment oc- curred when the bases were loaded and Regina Bagley hit a grand slam to center field, finishing up the game with the score 24-10. Not the best, but they were a hard working team. They were willing in the beginning and were willing and aggressive at the end. “Without the willingness, there wouldn’t have been a soft- ball team that cared. I’m proud of the girls,’’ said Coach J. D. Johnson. AHS OPP Blair 26 12 19 18 Duncan 19 10 14 12 Ardmore 19 24 Lawton Ike 12 21 2 19 Sentinel 24 10 Arapaho 24 12 Lawton Mac 21 16 19 12 Lawton High 20 12 Three-year member of the team, Lori Mungaven had the best batting average on the team. Her best efforts of swinging the bat does not help as the Bulldogs fall to Lawton Eisenhower 20 12. So ft La (( 93High, Low And in Between Games Questions popped up as foot- ball came into season. People wondered what kind of team would be produced and whether inexperience in the younger players would be a factor. All questions were answered as the season unfolded. Traveling to Vernon for the season opener resulted in disap- pointment as the Bulldogs dropped a tough 24-22 decision. Kevin Kesselring said, “I was depressed because we played a good game, but lost.” One of the most exciting games was the team’s defeating Lawton Eisenhower. Both "We pfayej a good game, but ur defenses worked to end up with only a 9-8 score. ‘‘Lawton Ike was my favorite game. It was so close and kept me excited,” said Ty Willeford. Homecoming, the climax of Spirit Week, resulted in a stunn- ing 40-7 victory over Ardmore. Denise Saucier said, “I usually had to go to the games because I was in band, but my favorite game was the Homecoming game.” Riding high on victory, the team went on to defeat Oklahoma City Douglas on the home field 15-7. Oklahoma City Southeast’s defense just wasn’t strong enough for the Bulldogs. They came home with a 20-7 victory. Chickasha was a real disap- pointment for the Bulldogs, but a very exciting game. After two overtimes, Altus was defeated by a score of 28-31 and now had a 4-2 record. One more touchdown for the Bulldogs comes as Roderick Neal runs into the in- zone again to help bring about the 40 7 victory over Ardmore. Students, cheerleaders and players came together after every game, win or lose, to join hands and sing the Alma Mater. Steve Ray, Kirk Atkinson, Randy Kendrix, Ronda Shepherd, Robyn Preston and Tammy Thomas show their pride while singing after a home game. At the Homecoming game Norman Terry adds to the evening’s excitement by running the end around for a touchdown against Ardmore. The result was a stunning 40-7 victory. 94 2ootLflEven though the Chickasha game turned out a disappointment of 31-28 for the Dogs, it had its strong moments. Bobby Hawkins makes a big tackle in the double overtime game at Chickasha. While playing on Star Spencer's own field, Kevin Kesselring blocks while Jerry Smith runs for a touchdown Altus went on the win 53-12. Lawton Eisenhower gave the team a tough hill to climb. The game ended up a thrilling 9-8 victory with the help of Ed- die Jarnagin's tackle of the Eisenhower quarterback. Interceptions added excitement. Following Jeff Jackson's interception, he runs a touchdown against Oklahoma Ci- ty Douglas on our home field to seal the victory 15-7, with Wade Coffey coming up from behind to help block.The Blue Crew helped raise spirit by doing cheers and chants. Randy Ken- drix, David Littlejohn, Kirk Atkinson. Brad Warren and Steve Ray help Michael Martin fire up for the game dur- ing the players’ introductions at the opening season assembly. AHS OPP Vernon 22 24 Lawton Eisenhower 9 8 Ardmore 40 7 OKC Douglas 15 7 OKC Southeast 20 7 Chickasha 28 31 OKC Northeast 38 6 Star Spencer 53 12 Lawton Macarthur 0 7 Duncan 28 0 Western Heights 24 0 Tulsa Central 10 7 Won 8 Lost 4 ALTUS BULLUUW Members of the football team are FRONT ROW: Jeff Jackson. Billy Gilbert, Richy Avila, Gerard Lindsay, Jerry Smith, John Allgood, Norman Terry, Scott Wert, Troy Newton, Eddie Jarnagin, Freddie Tate, Randy Storey, Michael Martin, Brett Willey, Malcolm Thomas, Charles Dickerson. SECOND ROW: Roderick Neal, Steve Harris, Quinn Roberson, Salvador Roblez, 96 DootUi Kevin Kesselring, Lionel Carrisalez, Bob- by Hawkins, Wade Coffey, Brian Bobo, David Tucker, Jeff Bevers, Trey Rustmann, Craig McKenzie, Marcus West, Ron Maupin, Anthony Arrant. THIRD ROW: Sean Heath, Junior Dash, Leonardo Bailey, Kevin Porter, Maurice Chandler, Mike Kendall, Shane Richardson, Charles Genson, Mike Kiehn, Charlie Hoffine, Eric Madden, Dick Collins, Keith Huckaby, Bobby Sullivan, Kyle James. FOURTH ROW: Steve Anderson, Willie Shaw, Wendell McCellon, Jeff Flickinger, Kyle McCoy, Bruce Hinmann, Mark Jonathon, David Claiborne, Cornelius Terry, Mike Elkins. Steve Horton, Scott Proctor, Craig Dix- on. FIFTH ROW: Jimmy Hawkins. Brian Bukevicz, Jason Redeker, Ronnie Sanchez, Thomas Clendenon, Kevin Martin, Kelly Porter, Chris Coon. Everett Shaw. BACK ROW: John Holthe, Willie Etherton, Boone Spencer. Edward Dennis, Brady Cryer, Brad Pickett, David Doornbos, Head Coach Darvis Cole, Coach Terry Shaffer. Coach Mike Terry, Coach Jeep Johnson, Coach Chuck Roberts, Coach Lance Duke.Half Way There 9 rea((ij thought fltis was the year. But Short of the Goal After the disappointing Chickasha game, the Oklahoma City Northeast game was a bit of a relief. Norman Terry set the pace with a 96-yard kick-off return on the first play of the game. The Dogs came out with a 38-6 victory. Mark Morey said, “I like going to the games, because the student body works together as one.” The Bulldogs had a slow start in the Star Spencer game, but came on strong in the second half to put away the Bobcats 53-12. Jerry Smith, Norman Terry and Marcus West each had two touchdowns. The number two rated Lawton MacArthur Highlanders and the number three rated Bulldogs fought to a stand off for three quarters before MacAr- thur broke loose for a touchdown and a 7-0 victory. “This game was one of the greatest defensive games of all time for the Bulldogs,” said Coach Darvis Cole. The Duncan Demons were always a challenge for the Bulldogs and this year was no different. The Dogs needed a win before going into the state play-offs. Altus took a 14-0 lead into the half-time and coasted to 28-0 victory. Beginning the state play-offs was the game with Western Heights. “This was an exciting time since we had not been in the play-offs for several years,” said Coach Cole. The team was sent off to Oklahoma City with a pep rally on a cold Friday night. Kevin Kesselring scored quickly on the first drive from 70 yards away. The Dogs took another victory of 24-0. State quarter-finals were a disappointment for the Dogs. Tulsa Central scored early with a blocked punt to put the Bulldogs in a hole. Early in the fourth quarter the Dogs scored to even the score, with two seconds left in the game, Tulsa kicked a 45 yard field goal to stop the Bulldog’s drive to state 10-7. “Not making it to state upset me a lot because I really thought this was the year. I wanted to go all the way, but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. I just have to accept it and go on,” said Kevin. The final season record ended up a strong 8-4 with an average of 28 points a game. Norman Terry and Troy Newton were named to All State while Jeff Jackson was named a 4-A All Star Team member and Jerry Smith a Daily Oklahoman All State Team member. Marcus West said, “Next year we can be even better!” “I’ll always have good memories about football, because we were a team to be proud of,” said Norman Terry. Every player and coach received applause at the opening assembly. Coach Darvis Cole informs the student body of the upcoming game and the team's intentions of winning. After being injured in an out-of-town game, Eddie Jarnagin receives assistance from Coach Terry Schaffer and student trainer Brad Pickett. At the home games there was always a large crowd. The fans cheer the Bulldogs on in their 9-8 victory over Lawton Eisenhower. 3ootLff 97  xCome Back From Defeat Basketball lovers went to the games expecting a good show. Although the first half of the season began in chaos with a 79-47 loss to Wichita Falls Riders, the team came back to win six games in a row. “A definite seasonal low point was our first game. We lost by a landslide. It was a throwback, but we worked and were able to win our next few, said Scott Kirby. Wichita Falls High boosted the spirits of the Dogs by losing 47-36 and 56-53. The team then went on to annihilate Lawton Ike 73-52. In one of the closest games of the season, the team slipped by Chickasha 57-55. Plainview fell next, 53-49, and the Dogs went on to beat Santa Fe 61-53. The Hobbs, New Mexico tour- nament proved to be another high for the team. The Dogs worked their way to the finals, but fell hard to Hobbs 76-51. Ernest Taylor said, “We went to Hobbs expecting to win and were disappointed when we were beaten in the finals.” Lawton Ike decided to give it another try and blew it again, 66-52. The Dogs then took on Ardmore, but lost 66-44. The first half of the season came to a close with Capitol Hill defeating the team 65-53. The team now had a 8-4 record. Members of the Basketball Team are FRONT ROW: Coach J. D. Johnson, Randy Harrison, Tommy Richeson, Jarmai Bohanon, Patrick Townsend. James Wilson, Michael Purnell. BACK ROW: Coach Brent Cummins, Todd Williams, Keith High, Scott Kirby, Malcolm West, Daniel Wiley, Earnest Taylor, David Ray, Joseph Hernandez, Gerald Young, Tyrone Morgan, Tim Ray, Coach Clester Harrington. Second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, Gerald Young tries for two of the 10 points he scored against Wichita Falls High. The Bulldogs beat the Coyotes twice in the early part of the season. LiUtAfter coining up with the rebound, Pat Townsend looks for an open team- mate. The Bulldogs came up short In two matches with Lawton Mac Arthur. Team strategies are discussed dur- ing a Bulldog time out. Coach Clester Harrington hopes to help the team get back on the court with more confidence. Home fans gave support to the team. Students line the rails to yell en- couragements to the team. Against the U.S. Grant Generals, David Ray pours in another basket as he tallies up eight points for the Bulldogs. His efforts, however, could not bring vic- tory as the team lost 75-58. Sophomore Keith High gets playing time with the varsity against Wichita Falls High. He added two points of the score in a close win, 56-53. BUelUt xWins Play Mreu en c i if atl Hard to Get As the second half of the season began, the hopes for an improved record were soon dashed with the team’s six straight losses. The Dogs took on Stillwater and lost in the final seconds of the game 32 31. The team was then defeated by Lawton Mac 53-45 and Ardmore 61-48. The next games were heart- breakers because the team lost by small margins. Lawton High defeated the team 58-51, Chickasha beat them 67-65, and Lawton Mac won 52-47. Finally the team pulled themselves back together and were victorious over Duncan 60-41. Still, they fell again to Lawton High in their next game 67-57. Duncan came back looking for revenge. They achieved their goal, slipping by the Dogs 37-36. The first game of regionals went smoothly with a victory over Chickasha 53-36. Advanc- ing to the finals, the team was beaten by Lawton Mac 46-36. The team now had to win two games at area to qualify for state. Unfortunately, the team lost its first game against U.S. Grant 76-60. “I expect if there is a lot of hard work and good support we will get on track for next year,” said Daniel Wiley. After beating Chickasha early in the season 67-65. the Bulldogs lost by two to the Chicks at home. Guard Tommy Richeson tries for two in the game in which he scored six points. In a tough game against Stillwater in the Short Grass Tournament, Scott Kirby is foiled in his attempt at a basket. The Bulldogs kept alive until the end but lost the game by one point Boyi Baik'lUtIn the Short Grass Tournament the varsity took on the junior varsity in the first game. Ernest Taylor adds two for the varsity over the opposition of Malcom West of the junior varsity. The varsity won big with the final score 7428 With a fast break James Wilson is first at the goal with two for the Bulldogs. However, the team fell to Lawton MacArthur for the second time of the season. As the team’s leading scorer. Todd Williams tries for two against Capitol Hill in the Short Grass Tournament. Todd scored 19, but the team lost 65-53. He went on to be named to the all tourna- ment team, the Southern Conference Team, and All District Team. Junior varsity team member Gyrone Morgan makes a move for a basket in the game with Duncan. re AHS OPP Wichita Falls Rider 47 79 Wichita Falls High 47 36 Wichita Falls High 56 53 Lawton Eisenhower 73 52 Chickasha 57 55 Plainview 53 49 Santa Fe 61 53 Hobbs 51 76 Lawton Eisenhower 66 52 Ardmore 46 66 Altus Sophomores 74 28 Capitol Hill 53 65 Stillwater 31 32 Lawton MacArthur 45 53 Ardmore 48 61 Lawton High 51 58 Chickasha 65 67 Lawton MacArthur 47 52 Duncan 60 41 Lawton High 57 67 Duncan 36 37 Chickasha 53 36 Lawton MacArthur 36 45 U. S. Grant 60 75 10 wins, 14 lossesExperience IJounq team improvei with aye Counts for the Ladies One shot made the difference in the game against the number one 3-A ranked Elk City team on December 9. The Ladies lost an upsetting 46-44. In the last six seconds of the game, Jan Chastian made a shot, but the referees cited her for traveling. Although Jan was angry at first, after watching the video tape, she realized what she had done. The Ladies came back two days later to beat Lawton Eisenhower 54-42. The team continued with their power drive and smoldered Guymon 43-34. Before the season opened, Chickasha had been ranked number two in class 4A, and they didn't allow the Ladies to break their record winning 52-34. The Ladies did not stay down though and jumped back up to beat Lawton Eisenhower again 70-47. The Lindsey Invitational gave the team the opportunity to play against teams outside their region. Although the Ladies lost against Schulter 56-45, they finished by annihilating McAlister 41-28, and then scraping by Lotto 43-42. On January 16 the team played Ardmore. They lost 62- 53, but came back to beat La vton MacArthur for the sec- ond time, 64-45. Jill Bills was pleased with the team’s perfor- mance. “The offense and defense really worked together,” she said. “We could have been a lot more aggressive, but we’re a young team,” said varsity basketball member Alisa Martinez. With two recruited sophomores, the Ladies found Member of Girl ' Basketball Team are FRONT ROW: Alisa Martinez, Jac- que Barker, Cindy McConahay, Cindy Taff, Marcie Young. BACK ROW: Coach Mark Haught, Maria High, Jill Bills, Shawnda Jones, Jan Chastain, Carl Stapp, Debbie Fortenberry, Sonya Young and Coach Craig Cummins. that experience counts. Most other towns around the area stayed relatively consistent, but the Ladies only improved. The season opened with the Eisenhower Invitational. The team started with a 52-41 win over Lawton MacArthur, but they lost to Enid 38-33. Pulling themselves together, however, they beat Lawton High in the final game of the tournament. The team placed third in the tournament, and Debbie Fortenberry and Jan Chastain were selected to the all tournament team. Ardmore proved to be one of the team’s toughest customers. The Ladies lost to them again 63-53. The first half of the season closed with a record of 8-6, and the Ladies were gaining their needed experience. Lawton Elsenhower proved no match for the Ladles. Stacy Jones puts In two more and the team goes on to a 70-47 victory. 02 QirL' BaMetUIn a disappointing game against number one ranked 3-A Elk City, Jan Chastain goes for two, but her efforts cannot save the team. Elk City came up with a 47-38 victory. Two more points are put on the scoreboard by Sonya Young. In one of their highest scoring games the Ladies defeated Lawton MacArthur 77-45. When Duncan met the Ladies, they came up short every time during the season. Maria High puts the pressure on the Duncan forward to help the Ladies win this one 65-56. No victory could have been won without the help of the guard side of the court. Jill Bills, Maria High and Cari Stapp do their best to stop the efforts of the Duncan forward, the game ended in the Ladles’ favor. CirL'BasLlUlA Good Shot Vk, was another great gear. But short of state The second half of the season began on a bad note for the Ladies. The team lost to Elk Ci- ty 47-38. As usual, however, the team recovered and beat Lawton High again 51-41. The team then hosted Chickasha who was one of the Ladies’ top rivals. The team just could not pull off a winning game and lost to the Chicks 53-42. The Ladies then went on to play Lawton MacArthur whom they whipped a third time with a score of 77-45. Now the team had control of the count. They beat Duncan 56-50. ”We got ahead in the beginning and never gave them a chance to catch up,” said Jan Chastain. The Ladies continued with a 49-47 win over Guymon and a 65-56 win over Duncan. Regionals went in the Ladies favor. The team beat Duncan again 58-46. The team faced Chickasha again. The Chicks had already beaten the Ladies in their two previous encounters, but this time the Ladies were victorious with a 52-44 score. As winners of the regionals tour- nament, the Ladies got to ad- vance to Area. Thirty turnovers broke the Ladies in the first game of the area tournament. The team lost the match to Oklahoma City’s Star Spencer 68-64. The Ladies now had to beat Ardmore in order to make it to the state playoffs. The game ended in a double overtime. Un- fortunately, the team couldn’t hold out and lost 40-38. At the end of the season they had recorded 16 wins and 10 losses. ‘‘This was another great year with a group of great and hard- working girls that showed that they really cared and enjoyed the sport as much as I did,” said Coach Craig Cummins. Guards Debbie Fortenberry and Jill Bills put the heat on the Duncan forward who comes up short of the goal. Duncan lost to the Ladies in four match ups dur- ing the season. After the loaa to Putnam City Northeast in the area tournament, Carl Stapp and Alysia Martinez leave the floor disappointed that the state tourna- ment will not be a dream come true this year. Regional champs after the win over Chickasha in the finals of the regional tournament, the Ladies won the right to advance to the area tournament. Shawnda Jones and Alysia Martinez are all smiles as they greet the fans after the game. loti Cjirii $aikdbu((In each of the confrontations with the Ladies, the MacArthur team lost by at least 10 points. Shawnda Jones goes up for a try at two more points for the Ladies. Senior guard Debbie Fortenberry said she was glad to move back to Altus so that she could play basketball as a Bulldog. She guards a Lawton High op- ponent to help the team chalk up a 51- 41 victory. AHS OPP Lawton MacArthur 52 41 Enid 33 Lawton High 51 41 Elk Qty 44 46 Lawton Eisenhower 54 42 Guymon 43 34 Chic kasha 34 52 Lawton Eisenhower 70 47 Schuher 45 56 McAlister 41 28 Lotto 43 42 Ardmore 53 62 Lawton MacArthur 64 45 Ardmore 53 63 Elk Qty 38 47 Lawton High 51 41 Chic kasha 42 53 Lawton MacArthur 77 45 Duncan 56 50 Guymon 49 47 Lawton High 53 43 Duncan 65 56 Duncan 58 46 Star Spencer 64 68 Ardmore 38 40 Chickasha 52 44 16 wins. 10 losses Pinning Hopes lAJini come hard in first liaff On the Second Half For the wrestlers, practice didn’t begin at 2:25 p.m., it started at 7:30 in the morning when they met at school for their early morning jog. For those that pulled weight, it meant even more work to try to eat nothing, but still staying in shape. During sixth hour, and well after, they lifted weights and worked on the techniques of wrestling — Altus style. The Bulldogs started the season on the wrong foot with a home match defeat from Anadarko, 44-15. They put up a better fight with Lawton Eisenhower, but still came up a little short on the home mat with a 40-22 loss. Things began to look up for the Bulldogs as they traveled to Anadarko for the Anadarko In- vitational and came home with fifth place. But home matches continued to be unsuccessful as the wrestlers lost to Duncan, 56-12 and then Lawton High, 56-9. The Lawton Eisenhower In- vitational helped the Dogs get on the right foot when they brought home fourth place. Traveling to Marlow with an 0-4 dull record, the Dogs proved their strength by winning 39-26 and starting off a winning streak. They ended their first half of the season by placing eighth in the Clinton Tournament. At 130 pounds Dale Dahlgren puts the moves on Richard Culver of Marlow. Dale won in an 8-1 decision, and as a team the Bulldogs triumphed 39-26. Lawton Eisenhower’s Jeff Stinson proves no match for Darren Eiler at 148 pounds. Darren won the match in 2.48 minutes with a 10-2 score.Lawton Eisenhower proved to be tough competition, but state qualifier Jerry Smith at 157 pounds prevails. He went on to pin Steve Armstrong with a score of 8-3. To stay in their seats makes coaching difficult for Coach Ron Ba- bione and Coach Lance Duke. They, along with Charles Dickerson, are in- tent on the happenings on the mat. In the match with Lawton Eisenhower, Charles Dickerson takes on Marty McKelvey at heavyweight. Charles lost in a fall, and the team was also short a few points in the match. One of five Bulldogs to win matches against Lawton Elsenhower, Jeff Jackson at 178 pounds takes on Sean Recond. Jeff won 4-0. In 3.37 minutes Ray Bostic at 101 pounds conquers Lawton Eisenhower’s Gerry Dudley with a fall.Spirits Rise 4 (ft!, e waif to itate As Rivals Get Dogged Finally on a winning streak, the Bulldogs began the second half of the season with six straight wins. Weatherford came to town and left with a 34-32 defeat. Now the Dogs had improved their record to 2-4. Star Spencer fell 55-10 and were followed by Clinton, 42-4. With an even record of 4-4, the Bulldogs played a grueling dual against Hobart and came out on top with a slim 33-31 victory. Winning against Lawton MacArthur 48-24, the wrestlers AHS OPP Anadarko 15 44 Lawton Eisenhower 22 40 Duncan 12 56 Lawton High 9 56 Marlow 39 26 Weatherford 34 32 Star Spencer 55 10 Clinton 42 4 Hobart 33 31 Lawton MacArthur 48 24 Chickasha 49 22 Ardmore 28 37 7 wins, 5 losses went on to beat Chickasha 49- 22. In an upsetting match against Ardmore, the team lost 37-28. Regionals brought the Bulldogs a fourth place and five state tournament qualifiers. Jeff Jackson and Jerry Smith both placed second, Charles Dicker- son and Sean Heath both placed third and Darren Eiler placed fourth. Charles said, “Working with the best wrestler in the room, Jeff Jackson, was what improved me and helped me to qualify for state.’ Sean Heath, Darren Eiler and Charles Dickerson all placed seventh at state. Defending state champion, Jerry Smith, was forced to turn over his title by placing third, and Jeff Jackson, with his eye on the title of State Champion, came to a disappointing defeat in the finals and placed second. The team’s overall placing at state was eleventh. Jeff said, “My best match all year was my semi-final match at state. I beat a guy that was 35 and O. It seemed as though I was able to do whatever I wanted and he couldn’t stop me.’ Prior to the opening of the season, the wrestlers took on a team composed of alumni for practice. Salvador Roblez finds he cannot hold out against alumnus Paul Abila and loses in a 15-2 decision. At 136 pounds Sean Heath does his best against Weatherford's Chad Nye to put points on the scoreboard for the Bulldogs. Sean's 9-1 decision certainly helped out as the Bulldogs skimmed by 3432.Members of the Wrestling Team are FRONT ROW: Fermin Rores, Jim McMican, Ronnie Sanchez, Jason Redeker, Jerry Smith, Rufus Rodriquez. Tim Young, Dal Dahgren, Richie Avila, Salvador Roblez, Wayne Heath. SECOND ROW: Coach Ronny Ba bione, Jeff Beavers. John Weems, Ray Bostic. Wade Douthit, Greg Jones, Sean Heath, Cornelius Terry, Andy Robert- son, Dustin Weems, Kevin Kesselring. BACK ROW: Freddie Tate, Chuck Hansen. Shane Richardson, Anthony Ar- rant, Jeff Jackson, Charles Dickerson. Brett Willey, Darren Eiler, Freddy Baeza, Randy Storey, Charles Genson, Coach Lance Duke Altus graduate Roger White is no match for 1986 state champion Jerry Smith. After winning second at regionals, Jerry went on to state to take third at 157 pounds. On top, Jeff Bevers at 168 pounds gives his best effort but comes up short against Weatherford’s Troy Haub. Making a Splash 1i « made it further this year than ever before. Lapping the Competition Members of the swim team stood on the side of the pool shouting encouragements to their fellow team members. But, when it came to performance, each member took to the water as a solo act. While the Bulldog swimmers did not sweep the state meet, in- dividually and as a team, both the boys and the girls had their best scores since the swim teams had been added to the athletic program. Coach Linda Wiginton said, “We made it further this year than ever before as a team. We turned in our personal best times. It’s just that our best times were beaten by other teams.” In competitive swimming divi- sions as to school size did not ex- ist. The 4-A Bulldogs competed against everyone including 5-A schools. A loss to Amarillo High marked the beginning of the season for both the boys and girls, but both came back for a decisive victory over Tascosa. Always a formidable opponent, Edmond swamped the Bulldogs, but in the next meet it was the Dogs doing the swamping as they took on Lawton Mac. At the Lawton High meet, the team split with the Lady Dogs losing and the boys winning by a close margin. Caprock was an easy win for the boys and girls, and Pampa was another victory for the boys but a disappoint- ment for the girls. Both girls and boys fell to Del City but took on Lawton Mac in the next meet for a big win. Lawton High followed in Lawton Mac’s steps to drop to the Bulldogs, but against Lawton Ike, the boys came up short as it was the girls’ turn to come out on top in a split. In the next meet with Midwest City, the girls again came out with a win as the boys came up 38 points short. Although the teams lost the regular season closing meet to Edmond, they came back to sweep the con- ference title defeating all three Lawton schools. The season, however, was not over for those who qualified for the state diving and swimming meet. Loryn Tolbert and Kris Weber both advanced to the div- ing meet. The girls 200 medley relay of Nancy Yamamoto, Kris Weber, Kristi Southall and Susan Haseltine made the finals and were the only Altus members to make the finals. The boys 200 medley relay of Danny Rogers, Eric Knam, Robin Garmon and Tony Stonebarger; the girls 400 free relay of Kristi Southall, Ashley Evans, Wendi Vaughan and Tony Stonebarger; and the boys’ 400 free relay of Tony Stonebarger, Bill Breuer, Tim Sermons and Robin Garmon all competed In the state meet, each chalking up their best times of the season. Ninth grader Susan Haseltine turned in two 13th places, came up one place away from the finals but did set two school records. Robin Garmon and Nancy Yamamoto both com- peted as individuals but were unable to make the finals. At the Amarillo Invitational Loryn Tolbart does a forward dive straight position for a fourth place out of 18. Later In the season, Loryn qualified for state. With a fifth place finlah of 18. Kris Weber competes In the diving competi- tion at the Amarillo Invitational. She went on to finish eighth In the state div- ing meet. One of Wendi Vaughan's favorite eventa was the 100 meter freestyle. She swims it In 115.37 seconds at the Lawton meet to take first place. s wimmincf First place ia won by Eric Knam in the 200 meter individual medley at the meet with Pampa. Eric swam the event in 247.89 seconds. With an Impressive start, Nancy Yamamoto sails off the block for the 100 meter breaststroke in the meet with Del City. She placed first in this meet and placed no lower than second in the event In any meet during the season. GIRLS AHS OPP Amarillo High 29 48 Tascosa 46 33 Edmond 51 111 Lawton MacArthur 44 19 Lawton High 45 23 Lawton Eisenhower 34 40 Caprock 52 12 Pampa 36 43 Del City 69 81 Lawton MacArthur 54 14 Lawton High 60 10 Lawton Eisenhower 59 8 Midwest City 97 11 Edmond 30 48 Lawton Elsenhower 109 56 Lawton High 109 39 Lawton MacArthur 109 24 12 wins, 5 losses BOYS AHS OPP Amarillo High 26 55 Tascosa 43 38 Edmond 50 127 Lawton MacArthur 62 4 Lawton High 47 30 Lawton Elsenhower 41 36 Caprock 55 20 Pampa 54 13 Del City 76 88 Lawton MacArthur 61 8 Lawton High 52 27 Lawton Elsenhower 34 46 Midwest City 61 99 Edmond 49 36 Lawton Elsenhower 101 99 Lawton High 101 43 Lawton MacArthur 101 14 11 wins, 6 losses Members of the Swim Team are FRONT ROW: Christine Brown, Kelley Crocker, Lisa Marlelli, Wendi Vaughan, Greg Ballard, Kris Weber. Nancy Yamamoto. SECOND ROW: Coach Linda Wiglnton, Kevin English, Kristi Southall, Loryn Tolbert, Kelly Starwalt, Jennifer Diltz. THIRD ROW: Eric Knam, Tony Stonebarger, Bill Breuer, Jon Chlappe, Jimmy Hix, John Hopp- man. FOURTH ROW: Jim Fanjoy, Susan Haseltine, Robin Garmon, Kyle James, John Polk, Tim Sermons, Clinton Green. BACK ROW: Yolanda Bennett. Jimmy Myers, Chris Groves, Tammy Stonebarger, Danny Rogers. Ashley Evans, John Henry Thomas, Chris Funk. ■SwimmingBig Shows J)ncliuidua L Shine for the guttJogi. For Small Teams Members of the Girls' Golf Team are FRONT: Lori Graham. BACK ROW: Alisha Martinez, Lorien Williams, Terri Ellis. Jeff Schaffer placed sixth in- dividually at the state tourna- ment and won himself a place on the All State Team. Having placed second at regionals and third at conference, he was named to the All Conference Team for the second con- secutive year. The team placed fifth at state and third at conference. They ended the season with seven top five finishes out of 10 tournaments. Kim Wiles led the four- member girls’ gymnastics team. Placing first in the all around at the state optionals meet, she placed third all around at the compulsory meet and was named to the All State Team in Class II. Another class II competitor, Paula Avant also placed in the top six in the state and was named to the All State Team. Two ninth graders Debbie Holt and Melissa Green rounded out the team. Big things come in small packages may have been an old saying, but it was still true of both the golf and gymnastics teams. Few in number, the members of the teams had some fine performances. For the first time in several years enough interest enabled the school to have a girls’ golf program. With only four members the girls had three of their number named to the All Conference Team. These includ- ed Lorien Williams who also qualified for the state tourna- ment, Alisha Martinez and Lori Graham. Alisha placed third at the conference tournament and the team came in second. The boys ended the season with an 11-3-1 record and took first place at the Western Oklahoma Invitational. They also had a good day at the regional tournament where they took second and qualified as a team for the state tournament. C off C iimnaiticiFirst in the optional and third in the compulsories at the state meet, Kim Wiles led the gymnastics team all the way to a place on the All State Team. She spends times practicing on the beam prior to the state optionals meet which was held in Altus. Sixth in the state meet, Jeff Schaffer practices at the Elks Golf and Country Club where the team practiced daily. Jeff was also named to the All State Golf Team. Members of the Golf Team are McKenzie. BACK ROW: Coach John FRONT ROW: David Smith, John Ray, Todd Willis, Johnny Hamilton and Liegl, Mlkel Smith, Mike Zawicki, Craig Jeff Schaffer. C off C timnaAticA y (l  Sophomores «2)esire to lAJin i2rinqb UictorieA Lead the Way Sophomores made a dif- ference for both the boys’ and girls’ track teams. Sophomore Jan Chastain won a state cham- pionship for the girls, and 10 of the 11 members of the boys’ team to qualify for the state meet were sophomores. Jan not only won the cham- pionship in the shot put, she set a new record for that event by throwing for 40 feet, two and one-quarter inches. However, upperclassmen made their mark also. Carla Davis took first place in the 400 meter run at the regional meet and went on to take second at state. Other state qualifiers for the girls included Jill Bills who placed second at the regional meet in the discus, Yvette High who was third in the long jump at regionals and Regina High who was third in the 100 and 200 meter runs at regionals. The three relay teams also qualified. Yvette, Regina and Marie High teamed with Carla to take third in the 400 meter relay at regionals. The three Member of the Girls' Track Team are FRONT ROW: Christina Barker, Regina Bagley, Carla Davis, Marcie Young, Jill Bills. SECOND ROW: High girls teamed with Ann Hawkins to place third in the 1,600 meter relay and with Regina Bagley to place fourth in the 800 meter relay. As a team the girls were fourth at regionals and seventh at state out of 22 teams. Jan said that the season had to be termed a success. “We began slow,” she said, “and did not do well in our first meet. But, everyone kept improving and with each meet you could tell a difference. As we improv- ed, our desire to win became evident and we began to win.” The boys’ team placed fourth at conference with 77 points, third at regionals with 85 points and ninth at state. Randy Storey, the only junior among the qualifiers for the state meet, took first place in the discus at the regional meet and took runner-up honors at the state meet by throwing for 135.4 feet. Other qualifiers for the boys were Pat Townsend, Tim Ray, Kelly Porter and Jeff Bevers in the 400 meter relay; Kevin Mar Yvette High, Ann Hawkins, Marie High, Jan Chastain. BACK ROW: Jacque Barker, Sonia Arrant, Coach Mark Haught. With the April sun shining down. Marie High crosses the finish line first in the 100 yard dash at the Altus Invitational. tin, Pat, Jeff and Marcus Rober- son in the mile relay; Tim, Pat and Kelly in the high hurdles; Kelly in the intermediate hurdles; Darrin Gilliam and Tim in the high jump, Pat in the long jump; and Jeff and Richard Zang in the pole vault. At the state meet, Tim was fourth in the high hurdles, Kelly was fifth in the high hurdles, Darrin was fourth in the high jump, Kelly was sixth in the im- mediate hurdles, and Jeff and Richard tied for sixth in the pole vault. The team got stronger as the season progressed. They open- ed with a fifth place finish at Ardmore and placed sixth at Ada in the next meet. Other fifth and sixth place finishes were gotten at Vernon and Western Heights. Still another fifth place finish came in at Duncan. However, at the Altus Invita- tional the team placed first prior to the conference meet. In the Altus Sophomore Invitational, the team walked away with first.As a member of the mile relay team, Kevin Martin gives his best shot at the Altus Invitational Track Meet. The team qualified for the state meet. Long distance runner Keith High puts on the steam but is outdistanced by the Lawton High runner. Keith came in second. In the long jump at the Altus Invita- tional, Yvette High is over the mark but not enough to win the meet; however, she qualified for the state meet. Members of the Boys’ Track Team are FRONT ROW: Keith High, Kelly Porter, Jeff Bevers, David Claiborne, Brad Lacy SECOND ROW: Kevin Martin, Pat Townsend, Gerald Lindsey, Maurice Chandler, Malcolm West, Richard Zang. THIRD ROW: Shane Richards, Nick Collins, Kevin Porter. Wendall McClellon. Tim Ray. BACK ROW: Coach Walter Johnson. Edward Dennis, Darrin Gilliam, Randy Storey, Coach Chuck Roberts. In the intermediate hurdles Kelly Porter leads his Ardmore opponent and wins the event at the Altus Invitational. Kelly went on to qualify in three events for the state meet. JrackrrrrtrmixnOTJ: 7 6 Dennis Raising Rackets QirL Wake a WarL at State To Score for the Dogs With five returning varsity team members for the girls and four for the guys, both tennis teams had high hopes for the state tournament. Beginning their quest at Lawton Eisenhower, the girls won 8 1, and the guys had a disappointing loss of 7-2. Their next venture took them to Lawton High where both teams won 6-3. The trip to Ver- non turned out to be a disap- pointment for both teams as the girls lost 5-4 and the guys 7-2. The next two duals were both with Lawton and strangely enough the scores were 6-3 vic- tories for both boys and girls. Coincidence or skill? Throughout the season most playing experience was gained from area tournament play. The teams began their long stride toward regionals and state at the Cameron Tournament where the girls placed second and the guys placed third. The Midwest City Tournament was a disappointment for the guys as they placed ninth, but the girls were fourth. Playing on their home courts at the Altus Invitational proved to be an advantage as the girls took second and the guys fourth. At the Southern Con- ference Invitational in Duncan, the girls took fourth place and the guys sixth. With regionals right around the corner, the girls’ first place win at the Southern Oklahoma Invitational held in Duncan boosted the girls’ enthusiasm, and the guys secured fifth place. In the next tournament, the Lawton Eisenhower Invitational, the girls again took second and the guys took seventh. Finally, regionals arrived. After traveling to Chickasha, the girls came home with a fourth overall placing and four state qualifiers. These were number one doubles, Ann Wilson and Debi Dent, and number two doubles, Anita Anderson and Jill Wolfe. The guys ended up with the number one doubles team of Mike Bryant and Bobby Sullivan as state qualifiers. After having one week in which to get ready for the tour- nament, Wilson and Dent cap- tured fifth place and Anderson and Wolfe took third to leave Oklahoma City with the overall placing of sixth. Bryant and Sullivan met a tough team and were defeated in the first round. Members of the Girls’ Tennis Team are FRONT ROW: Anita Anderson, Jill Wolfe, Debi Dent, Ann Wilson, Jill Fisher. Georgetta Martin. SECOND ROW: Sonja Gensman, Shanyn Richard- son, Alisha Kegley, Stacy Milner, Tracey Carrell, Sara Thomas. THIRD ROW: At number two singles Georgetta Martin practices her backhand at the net before a match on the home courts. Before the Lawton High match a the home courts. Robert warms up wit! his opponent The Altus team won 6 3 ir three outings with Lawton High In the dual match with Lawtor High. Mike Gross goes for a shot to th l baseline. Renee Fayak, Markie Richardson, Jen nifer Claiborne, Sabrino Manders, Kristi Kidwell, Beverly Martin, Sherry Liegl. BACK ROW: Jill Storey, Trina Bryant, Sharia Kendrix, Geela Whetstine, Kristen Sheppard, Mary Reyes.After introducing the girls' tennis team to the student body at the spring sports assembly, Coach Theresa Camp- bell gives the highlights of the season. Number one doubles Debi Dent and Ann Wilson practice their volleys. After qualifying for the state tournament, Debi and Ann made it to fifth place. Members of the Boys' Tennis Team •re FRONT ROW: Mark Weaver. Robert Morey, Michael Gross. Bobby Sullivan, Mike Bryant, Paul Reed. SEC- OND ROW: James Bourbois, Randy Kendrlx, Robert Hildinger, Jason Winters, Phil Braum, Jimmy Florez. BACK ROW: James Harkins, Tom Dickerson, Tommy Ferenczhalmy, Troy Workman, Lee Carsten, Jeff Sermons. Jason Redeker, Bill Christian, Mike Forsythe. With the best showing at the state tournament for Altus, Jill Wolte and Anita Anderson, at number two doubles, placed third at the tournament. They warm up before a home match. Jennis 117 Up and Down Je J4aJ (?ome Jogetlier aA a Strong T)eam. But Up at the End When the season came to an end at the regional tournament when the Bulldogs dropped to Ardmore 13-7, the baseball team had more games in the loss column, but the success of the season could not be measured just in the number of wins, ac- cording to the players. “We were a young team,” said pitcher Bobby Hawkins. “We gained experience as the season progressed, and by the end we had come together as a strong team.” In the opening game against Vernon, the team got off to a good start by winning 8-6. Bob- by pitched and struck out six batters. The remainder of the season seesawed back and forth with the Bulldogs winning close ones, losing close ones, and stomping the opponent only to come back and lose by a wide margin. Of the three games with Ver- non, the Bulldogs won two. Dun- can, as usual, was a tough com- During the season Troy Newton got 21 hits, seven of which were doubles. He takes a swing and keeps his eye on the ball to see how far this one will go. Baseball players had to be agile. John Stecklow stretches and gets his glove on the ball but too late for the out. petitor, andthough the Bulldogs lost to the Demons in their first meeting, they came back to win by three runs in the second. However, the third meeting pro- ved a big win for the Demons as the Duncan team came out on top 14-6. The teams split the next two meetings by one point wins for each. The high point of the season, for the Bulldogs came when they met the Demons for the final time in the regional tournament and won 8-4. “We were up for that game,” said Mark Donathan. “As a team we were the best we were during the whole season. When someone made a mistake, others encouraged and kept the team up for the whole game.” When it came to the Lawton schools, the Bulldogs had a tough time. They lost three times to MacArthur, two out of three times to Eisenhower and scored only two runs in the two games with Lawton High. Chickasha proved another team the Bulldogs had difficulty with. Of three match-ups, however, the Bulldogs won twice. Other wins included Weather- ford, Plainview, Frederick, Navajo, Eakley and Marlow. The other loss for the season came against Asher. Junior Dash made a mark for himself during the season. As the season came to a close, Junior led the team in five areas. He got 42 hits, five of which were triples. He stole 21 bases, batted in 31 runs and got on base 57 percent of his times at bat. He finished the season with a .433 batting average. With a .356 batting average Mark Camarillo was a team leader. With seven, he led the team in doubles. Bobby Hawkins led in home runs with six and was second in class 4A in home runs for the season.With a double play in mind, second baseman Matt Garvey looks to first base for the other out. At bat he got 19 hits during the season. Members of the Baseball Team are FRONT ROW: Bobby Hawkins. Mark Donathan, Shannon Stephens. Willie Shaw. Scott Wert. SECOND ROW: John Allgood. Matt Garvey, John Stecklow. Greg Peck, Dean Goss. THIRD ROW: Cary Crawford, Steve Ray, Scott Proctor, Mike Kiehn, Junior Dash, Troy Newton. BACK ROW: Coach Gary Freeman, Bobby Smith, Norman Terry and Coach Mike Terry. Pitcher Bobby Smith warms up prior to a home game. Bobby also contributed to the team’s effort at bat. He had a .227 batting average and got a home run during the season.Scott Kirby Once again, the Bulldogs have excelled in athletics although no team state championships were brought home. Even so, I know that all who participated enjoyed the competition, some more than others. This year, I had the privilege of being a member of the infamous Blue Crew, also known as the Blue Crue. We traveled to every game and supported the football team, through prosperity and adversity, through victory and defeat. We tried our best to show our enthusiasm for the unstoppable Bulldogs, but some places — Star Spencer to be exact — did not approve of our chicanery (which was fine, because we won by — what. . . 200 points)? The football team did extraordinarily well, falling just short of playing in Stillwater for the state championship. Nevertheless, we were all quite proud of the team and those who were chosen to the All State Team. I guess I don't have to mention that none of the distinguished members of the Blue Crew were selected to oru the All State Make vTool-of-Yourself Team. Next on the sports agenda is basketball (for me anyway). Although we didn 't climb very far on the ladder of success — as a matter of fact, I don’t think we made it out of the basement — we had fun ... at times. Coach Harrington said that we had performed a number of first’s, though first at what was never mentioned. Yeah, ole Coach was a real kidder sometimes. Deep down, I think he really loved us. But seriously, I have enjoyed my years competing in basketball at Altus, and I thank Coach Harrington, Coach Johnson and Coach Cummins for the influence that they have made on my outlook of the future. Overall. Altus had an extremely exciting year in sports, but due to lack of time and room, my satirizing must cease. I hope that in the years to come, Altus continues to strive to be the best. This statement best summarized the year in sports, “ Whatever Altus schools do. they do well. ” Winl-WSt and Ouh in Athletici All State Football Norman Terry 4 A All Star Team Jeff Jackson Jerry Smith Norman Terry All State Wrestling Jeff Jackson Jerry Smith State Champion Randy Storey State Champion Jan Chastain State All Around Class II Gymnast Kim Wiles All State Golf Jeff Shaffer All State Academic Basketball Scott Kirby Winner of the coveted Mitchell Wendell trophy for the outstanding senior athlete, Jeff Jackson accepts the trophy from Mr Leonard Scalf. athletic director. Members of the Blue Crew were ardent sup- porters of the football team Their antics added to the excitement on the field and at the pep assemblies. Whni-Mla9Assemblies stood out as the highlight of each week during football season. Juniors attempt to outdo the other classes during “Battle Cry.” School spirit ran high, but class spirit got its share of enthusiasm too. Dance hall girls of the Hot Box do their thing as they perform “Take Back Your Mink” in the all school production “Guys and Dolls.” Kim Willis, Becky Cooley, Traci Vaughan and Elizabeth Lowell provide back up as Ronda Shepherd sang and danced. Everyday students became different people as they became characters in the all school production. Christy Coffey allows Mrs. Sally George to make her over into the character of MiMi."Dk e on oeA 3 euer wear are my different color of JCJ ." Flashy Fads Guess jeans, oversized shirts, leather boots resembling wrestling shoes worn with two or three different pairs of tube socks — in style? You bet! The gaudier the better. Gold and silver jewelry, purses and belts led the fashions of the year for the female. Large puffed gold or silver hearts, beads, or bows on long chains were commonly worn with rings on every other finger. Kim Willis wore silver jewelry almost every day. “My favorite item of jewelry to wear is the animals; they are different from what others wear,” she said. Gold and silver shoes, Keds without shoestrings and without socks adorned the feet. “The only shoes I ever wear are my different colors of Keds,” said Erin Young. “I think jeans and a nice shirt are fine to wear. One doesn’t have to have all the jewelry,” said Mike Duke from the male’s point of view. Bon Jovi, Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Ozzy, Kiss. Aerosmith, Cinderella and Boston topped the list of most preferred figures to be printed on T-shirts, a leading fashion item. David Doornbos was one who had many concert shirts. "When someone looks in my closet there is almost all concert shirts. I like to wear them because they’re comfortable,” said David. Levi 501 ’s were the number one jean for guys. “I think 501 ’s are the best jeans. They fit good and come in all different sizes,” said Ron Maupin. Girls found pleasure in 501’s also. "Amanda, Kahla and I stand at our lockers and study the latest fashion look on the guys!" said Colette Daniels. Fashion for the hair included banana clips. Jill Storey said, “Banana clips are cool, they make people look like they have a mohawk!” On Friday and Saturday nights many students cruised the drag. Debbie Fortenberry. Andrea Gibson and Gerald Young take a break from cruising as they hang out in front of McDonald’s. College sweatshirts decorated sweatshirts and big shirts were fashionable. Every girl had at least one long sweat shirt or sweater in her wardrobe. Tracy Simpson models the popular fashion for Future Farmers of America sweethearts when the Altus Chapter hosted the FFA Professional Improvement Seminar for all chapters in the southwest por- tion of the state. i J24 Soph omoreiComputer Programming II students got detailed in their programming. Friends, Tracy Kupchick and Adam Hopper, plan a musical program. “Save me a seat,” was a popular cry heard before every assembly. Everyone wanted to sit by their friends, boys and girls. In the senior sections, students wait for "Battle Cry." At lunch, friends were always seen sitting together. Steve York, and Michelle McKinley discuss the latest gossip. Jeff Flinkinger Angie Flores Jimmy Flores Paula Foerstel Regina Foley Cindy Frank Chris Funk Tracy Gamble David Garrison Sonja Gensman Charles Genson Crystal Gibbs Deanna Gibson Ronald Gignac Alisha Gildon Shannon Gilland Darrin Gilliam Lisa Galdney Cindy Gonzales Flora Gonzales Gary Goodlow Dean Goss Lori Graham Mike Granger o mote AChris Groves Gilda Guerra Eddie Gumas Suzy Guynn Valerie Hackler Tiara Hall Johnny Hamilton Eneth Hancock Christie Hansen James Harkins Lana Harris Shelly Harris Aaron Hathaway Jimmy Hawkins Rhonda Hayes Cathy Headley Dawn Hembree Meghan Herbert Shannon Heskew Becca Heton Angela Higgs Keith High Yvette High Paul Hill Bruce Hinman Jimmy Hix Charlie Hoffhine Christy Holcombe Rex Holding David Hollman Adam Hopper Steve Horton Sarah Houck Debora Howell Don Howell Nancy Hoyle Keith Huckaby Joseph Jackson Kyle James Kim Jamagin Kim Jefferson Melissa Jimenez Erica Johns Maurice Johnson Michelle Johnson Tiffani Johnson Amy Jones Greg Jones Linda Jones Mary Jones Stacy Jones Dawn Jouett Alisha Kegley Micheal Kiehn Michelle Kobierski Amy Landers“D.L most em to school wi th oarraSSiny person to come wou fJL my mom. imme a In junior high being seen coming to school with parents was an acceptable fact of life. As sophomores, students did not allow the thought to cross their minds. “The most embarrassing person to come to school with would be my mom,” said Sherry Liegl. “If I had to have my mom bring me to school, I would make her drop me off where no one would see me,” said Jan Stecklow. But what did the sophomores do to get to school or go places? Motorcycles or scooters helped in the transportation problem for those sophomores like Norman Berfield and John Wilson. “It’s great transportation except when it’s raining or cold,” said John. “It saves me gas and money!” said Norman. Those who did not have a car tried to find rides with older kids who did, such as brothers or sisters. Shanda Dickerson, Kim Wiles and Valerie Hackler did just that. “I’m pretty glad I have a brother to take me to school this year so I won’t have to worry about a ride because next year I’ll be able to drive," said Shanda. The majority tried to catch a ride with a junior or senior. Some even made a few bucks off of the sophomores. Alisha Kegley, who rode with Kelley Roudebush, said, “I can’t wait until I get my license so I won’t have to call people all the time for a ride!” Sophomores sometimes were forced to catch a ride with mom. Angela Dyer meets her mom In back o( the musk building so few people will be around to see. Sophomores 129Lora Latuala Glen Lawhorn Sandra Lay Jennifer Lee Tara Lehr Kenna Leiser Sherry Liegl Ray Lewis Cindy Lobaugh Carl Lonjin Sandra Lopez Curtis Lyman Eric Madden Brent Mahan JoAnn Maldonado Lisa Marielii Sean Marsh Beverly Martin Jane Martin Kevin Martin Alisa Martinez Veronica Martinez Seleeta Massey Brita Mathis 3 roadt beef Sandwiches are So good 9 coufd eat one every day for Hunch. “Oh I feel so sick. I need food!” This was a cry usually heard escaping the mouth of any student at least once a day. When one was in a hurry, he or she could usually be found devouring a Big Mac at McDonalds while others with more time, chose to eat at Val’s. Joeile Ray liked Italian food and liked to eat it at Mama Mia’s. “I love spaghetti and the best place to get it is Mama Mia’s,” she said. Some people liked spicy foods, but others had rather have eaten sandwiches. “Arby’s roast beef sandwiches are so good, I could eat one every day for lunch,” said Karen Smades. “I love to go out-of-town and eat on special occasions,” said Kristi Kidwell. In town dates were usually found at Mama Mia’s, while some weren’t so lucky. “I’m lucky if my dates take me to McDonalds!” said Mary Ortega. To others it didn’t matter where they ate. “I never eat on dates because I get too em- barrassed!” said Kristi. Krista Schumaker said, “What dates?” Soph ho more AOzel McBride La Donna McCarley Aaron McClain Wendell McClellon Cindy McConahay Kyle McCoy James McMican Doug Meadows Lisa Meeks Angie Mendiola Dianna Messick Charles Miles Staci Milner Linda Molina Andy Moore Karen Moore Misti Moore Tyrone Morgan Robert Morrow Joy Milligan Matt Muller Jeff Myers Elana NeeSmith Larry Nelson Tasty French food goes into the mouth of Brian Clif- ford at the French Club dinner. Most meetings of the group included food which kept the attendance up. Since pizza topped the Hat of favorite foods, Maz- zio’s had a full crowd on weekend nights. Shannon Heskew, Michael Turner and Chuck Hansen enjoy visiting with friends while waiting for their pizza. Sank ophomores 131Nancy Nettleton Booker Newton Michelle Norton Franky Nunez Andrea Ornelas Robbie Ortiz Stacy Padgett Stacy M. Padgett Christina Palmer Tiffany Patterson Sherrie Pay Jimmy Pease Greg Peck Angela Petty James Petty Sonja Pitzer Angela Plew John Polk Kelly Porter Robyn Preston Gerri Rankin David Ray Tim Ray Jason Redeker Jon Redelsberger Dwight Redman Paul Reed Mary Reyes Betty Richards David Richards Markie Richardson Dara Riggs Kim Riordon Marcus Roberson Traci Roberson Angie Rogers Brandi Rogers Frank Romero Tammie Romero Doug Roper Lori Russell Elvira Sakmari Yolanda Sample Ronnie Sanchez Lisa Sceals Robert Schulk Tami Schulz Eric Selvidge Tim Sermons Willie Shaw Heather Sherman Kim Sisemore Rose Sisk Raymond Smiley Chris Smith Denise Smith Shalene Sokolyk Tim Solis Kristi Southall Deborah Spalding Rachelle Spaulding Danny Sprouse Cari Stapp f32 So pjx opnomoreC onverdationd ranged from dated and homework to weekends. Talk to Me “Hi! What’s up?” “Ah, nothing” Do you have a date this weekend?” “No.” “Who do you want to go out with?” “I don’t know.” In the 25 percent of their time they spent on the phone, what did students talk about? According to Crystal Gibbs,“Anything and everything.” Topics concerning girls, guys, pro- blems with parents and the latest gossip were discussed. Mike Kiehn said, “I talk to my friends about girls who aren’t dating anyone and the girls we wished weren’t dating anyone.” “I talk mostly about my problems and what is going on that night and for that weekend,” said Terri Ellis. Not only were friends, boyfriends and parent problems discussed, but homework was a common topic for many. “I talk about homework from that day and what my grades are go- ing to be for that six weeks,” said Kevin Porter. The telephone was a very impor- tant part in the life of a teenager, ac- cording to Tracey Carrell. “I would just die if we didn’t have telephones,” she said. How anyone ever lived without a telephone could not be imagined by students such as Alisha Kegley. If she was not out with her friends, she was on the phone finding out what was going on. She and Kelli Roudebush make plans for the weekend. Soph omore-9 got started because oft be competition and cUL xge. Outside T alents Musically talented people did not always stop with That Altus Band or vocal music. Steve McClure plays the drums for That Altus Band but also in his spare time when he practices with a band made up of his friends. When the 3:30 bell rang, students’ academic worries lessened and were replaced by other concerns. Many students had to go to work; others went cruising with friends. An in- dustrious handfull actually went home and did their homework. But, a few spent their after school hours developing their talents. Steve York had a brown belt in karate and had won first in the state and second in the nation in his division of teen fighting. “I got started because of the competition and the challenge. I knew that you could never practice too much or learn everything,” said Steve. ‘‘I plan to get my black belt sometime during my senior year. Then I plan to open my own school and pass my knowledge on to others.” Jason Wall sang lead for an amateur rock and roll band. Other members in- cluded David Smith on electric guitar, Tim Fierro on bass and Greg Ballard on drums. ‘‘Greg’s the only one who can read music,” said Jason. ‘‘It used to take David a year to learn a song, but now he can whip one out in a few days.” Talents also ran in families. Joe Fill- inger was trained to become a body- builder. “I work out for exercise, balance and strength,” he said. Joe’s twin sister, Jovona, entered beauty pageants. Last year she was crowned Little Miss Oklahoma. ‘I like to model,” she said. ‘‘In the pageants you have a talent, model clothes and have a personal interview with the judges.” Athletically inclined students usually joined one of the competitive sports. Steve York took up karate, earned a brown belt, took the state title and placed second in the national competition. He practices with his instructor. omoreAJan Stecklow Lynnette Sterner Teresa Stewart Tammy Stonebarger Jill Story Cliff Sustaita Yolanda Sustaita Cindy Taff Miko Tasker Frenetta Tate Daniel Talfor Matt Taylor Sabrina Tell Cornellius Terry Nickl Thomas Sara Thomas Tammy Thomas Travis Todd Loryn Tolbert Melissa Travis Pam Truitt Tammy Uptergrove Wendi Vaughan Kim Watson Dustin Weems Malcom West Marcus West Geela Whestlne Veronica Whlsby Sheila Whitson Kim Wiles Tammy Williams Todd Willis John Wilson Shawn Wilson Jason Winters Angela Womack Jennifer Wooldridge Dawn Wooter Eric Young Sonja Young Lisa Yzagulrre Richard ZangCart uou u i eve 3 did that? I m So Embarrassed What could be more embarrassing than for a senior to stand up to sophomore “Battle Cry”? During a pep assembly, Amanda Van Oostrum did just that. Kahla Wood said that Amanda looked pretty embarrassed, but it embarrassed her also because she was sitting next to Amanda. Embarrassing moments happened throughout the year. When students fell down the stairs in the hallway one could see papers fly and a red face on the person. Audrey Flanagan remembered when she fell in the hall and attracted a large crowd. “It was really embar- rassing because everyone talked about it for a week,” Audrey said. The second day of school Tamra Romines fell in the hall. “It was really funny. Her face turned bright red,” Kris Weber said. When school starts the juniors and seniors watched for sophomores to play out. In the first assembly the whole sophomore class did not stand up to “Battle Cry.” Dean Goss said he really got embarrassed because all the juniors and seniors really laughed. Embarrassing moments happened all the time. Most people took it in fun when they goofed and laughed about it with their friends. At a pep assembly senior Amanda Van Oostrum stood up to cheer for sophomore "Battle Cry." She was so embarrassed that she did not cheer for the rest of the assembly. She did get it right in every assembly after that. Amanda, fourth from left, does the lean cheer with friends Kayla Ford, Colette Daniels, Kahla Wood, Ann Wilson and Andrea Gibson. Moments of embarrassement happened to everyone at one time or another. Chuck Hansen and Ray Bostic take a fall after a collision at the skating rink during a French Club party. uni or JMelissa Acheson Paul Alcorta Mark Alewine James Allred Clarence Anderson Jason Armstrong Stephanie Austin Israel Baeza Regina Bagley Leonardo Bailey Greg Ballard Louisa Barrera Patricia Baxter Victoria Bellizzi Adam Benivamonde Kristi Bennett Mike Bennett Marlena Bevis Theodore Billups Kimberly Bitle Donna Boaldin Brian Bobo Ray Bostic Desiree Briggs Kerrie Brinkman Brandon Briscoe Tommy Brooks Michael Brown James Bruner Jeff Bryant Sherry Cano Stacy Cansler Albert Carr Leonel Carrisalez Cory Carson Melyssa Case Yvette Castello Beth Chahanovich Tammy Chavis Bill Christian Jennifer Clabom Ginger Clark Bill Cobb Wade Coffey Michael Coffin Becky Cooley Brian Crabtree Brian Daniel Jon Darnell juniorsNathaniel Dash Carla Davis Bridgette Dean Lisa Deere Troy Dennis Jeff Dion Daniel Dobbins Wade Douthit Steven Downs Kimberly Duffy Luis Duncan Christopher Eddings Vincent Eddings Darren Eiler Dena Eiler Serena English Michelle Ervin Sarah Espinosa Willie Fanning Susan Faske Renee Fayak Amber Felty Tim FierTO Alan Fitzsimmons ■fTro n the $fczzarcl to a ruisers and ruisers “It hates the cold, has a smashed nose, the horn doesn’t work, the brakes are about to give out, the lights are dented in so far that I have to keep the brights on all the time, the mats fall apart if you touch them and it likes to die at the dumbest times,” Becky Singleton said of her ailing 1974 MG. A variety of cars were parked in student parking. Cars ranged from Brad Wiles' shiny, red 1987 Fierro to Susan Faske’s dented, dirty white 1966 Dodge Cornet. Alisha Kegley had a fine car but it did her lit- tle good. Her parents bought her a 1985 black Trans Am for her 15th birthday, but since she was a sophomore she was not old enough to drive it. Owning a not-so-nice car had its advan- tages, according to James Harkins who had a 1966 Chevrolet Impala that others had nicknamed “The Blizzard.” “If I have a wreck, any other car had better watch out unless it is a semi, because my car is a tank,” he said. He also said having a junker left room for improvement. “Everyone kind of laughed at it when they first saw it, but I will have the last laugh when 1 get done fixing it up to be real nice and fast,” said James. Most felt there were drawbacks to owning the not-so-nice car. Kevin Kesselring said, “1 would never take a girl on a date in my car.” He had a not-so- new Pontiac 2000. Then there were the fortunates — those who had new cars. The most fortunate had a Trans Am, 280 Z, Sunbird, 300 ZX or other sporty models. Joelle Ray made the drag in a Mustang convertible and Jill Winkler cruised in a Thunderbird to the envy of the less fortunate. John Allgood said, “Just because I have a nice sports car doesn’t mean I’m an different from anybody else.” As «he gets in her car after school, Kim Coleman surely does not worry who Is looking. Since she drove a 300 ZX, her car was one of the ones coveted by other students. unioriAudrey Flanagan Missy Fleming Fermln Rores Jeff Flowers Mike Forsyth Wanda Fort Joanna Garcia Monica Garrison Matt Garvey Dana Gilliam Edward Gloria Jessie Gloria Julia Gonzales Olivia Gonzales Michelle Gross Dana Hackler David Haley Jimmy Hall Todd Hall Kathryn Hanson William Hanson Lacky Harkins Bryan Harnlsh April Harrell Some students did not feel a car was the thing to drive. Pick-ups were much preferred by one group of students, but those like Mike Banks did just fine with a motorcycle. Known as Mr. Spirit, Mike adds Bulldog flags to demonstrate his support for the team. junioriStephen Harris Tracy Harris Randy Harris Antoinette Hawkins Bobby Hawkins Sean Heath Shannon Herbert Joseph Hernandez Dexter Hervey Tammy Higgins Holly Hinton Eamice Holcomb Tammy Houston Tom Hughes Jerri Hume Lucilia Humphrey Melissa Jefferies Larry Harkins Melissa Johnson Mike Johnson Brenda Jones Daryl Jones Shawnda Jones Yolanda Journey Nicole Kaseeska Mike Kendall Sharia Kendrix Kevin Kesslring Kristi Kidwell George Kirby Eric Knam Brad Lacy Glenda Lang Melissa Lankford Stephen Lay Bengamin Lee Darrell Lee Lesley Lewis Patrese Lewis Brant Liu Elizabeth Lowell Karl Lovett James Luttrell Randy Marceleno Charles Markin Steve McClure Craig McKenzie Dale McKnight Sherri McLaughlin uniorA.Site loves to eat, sleep and kite play. ” once in a Always There to Love About every three out of five high school students had some kind of pet that really meant much to them. Pets added a special light in the lives of teenagers that could not be replaced by anything else. Mary Pike had a German shepherd that helped out when she was by herself to make her feel safer. She said, “I don’t think anyone would come into our house with allO pound dog standing there!” ‘‘What a life!” Beth Chahanovich said, ‘‘Barley, my cocker spaniel, reminds me of Garfield even though she is a dog. She loves to eat, sleep and once in a while play.” Karen Smades had a cockateil bird named Bandit that was spoiled by everyone in her family. Karen said, “If Bandit doesn’t get what he wants, then he screams and throws his food!” Some students’ parents did not like animals around the house so they did not have pets. Kevin Kesselring said, “I love all kinds of animals but my dad doesn’t want any pets.” Most agreed that the animals were truly man’s best friends. Even though one could not keep pets forever, pets still played an important role in the lives of students. Bull was big enough to be a cow, and certainly was a formidable opponent for any unwanted visitors at Vaughan’s home. To Wendi he is just a big, lovable pet. Some people liked large pets, but not Connie Calvin. She enjoys the companionship of her ferret, Booger. juniori 9 fihe Sonic because you yet to See totJ of l eau tifuf girls going through. Life on the Drag On a Friday or Saturday night one could have seen a mass of people at Mazzio’s talk- ing to each other or screaming and wildly waving their arms at someone on the drag. Craig McKenzie said, “I always cruise the drag until I get low on gas, and then I go to Mazzio’s and talk to people in the parking lot.” Other students chose to park at Sonic in order to socialize from car to car. Sometimes the conversations carried over to next door in the parking lot of Mazzio’s. Jesse Campos said, ‘‘I like Sonic because you get to see lots of beautiful girls going through. Students who chose the more mobile route would cruise the drag in search of something to do. Jill Kaprowski said, ‘‘I like cruising the drag because I get bored just sit- ting sometimes.” Students with individual interests could be seen pursuing their favorite activity. Eneth Hancock said, ‘‘My life is spent at the gym. On weekdays four to eight hours and weekends as much as possible. I like keep- ing in shape.” ‘‘I like to hang out at Eugene Field. I meet my friends there and we play football or basketball and have a good time,” said Daniel Wiley. Every student usually managed to find a place to hang out and spend time doing something enjoyable to their own taste. Kathleen McLeod Thor Meeks Daniel Meyer Christopher Miller Tanya Miller James Molledahl Robert Morey Douglas Moulton Demetria Myles Roderick Neal David Newton Craig Niblett Mary Ortega John Overstreet Allen Owen Tamra Packard Chung Yueh Pai Terri Pate Bernard Pawloski Maria Peacock Sandy Pearce Brad Pickett Mari Pike Toni Pinkley 142 juniorsMcDonald' parking lot wa a popular hangout on weekends. Ty Willeford, Michelle Banks, Brad Lacy, Sean Garrison and Tim Feirro talk about the previous night’s football game. Mazzio' good pizza and warm atmosphere made it a good place to go. Friends, Christy Hansen and Brad Neece enjoy their meal and friendship. Barbara Plummer Kevin Porter Dana Pride Dennis Primoli Scott Proctor Michael Purnell Deannia Raiden Joelle Ray Angie Revilla Bryan Rice Kimberly Rice Marsha Richards Shane Richardson Shanyn Richardson Tommy Richeson Maria Rivera Stephanie Roberson Kevin Robertson James Robertson Quinn Robinson Salvador Roblez Rufus Rodriquez Robert Rogers Tamra RominesKelley Roudebush Chad Royal Trey Rustman Erica Rydjord Rudy Salinas Stephen Sanchez Tim Sanchez Denise Saucier Beth Scalf Lana Schneider Bruce Schoonover Krista Schumaker Jeff Sermons Shelly Sharp Lori Shaw Peter Signorelli Marcie Simmons Tracy Simpson Some grew up with nicknames and others ob- tained them in recent years. Sabrina Bowman was given the nickname "Beanie” simply as a short cut for her name. She performs as one of the co- captains of the flag corps for That Altus Band. Quick moves and long runs earned Norman Terry the nickname "Stormin’ Norman.” His talents didn’t just lie on the football field as he was a special performer at Dinner Theater. He sings a duet with Melissa Patterson. Even though Anita Anderson made it through Army basic training Jane Anderson once thought of her as a wimp; therefore, she gave Anita the nickname "Wim- ple.” Anita works to help construct the That Altus Band haunted house. unionSophomore» had several nicknames, two of which were high chair dwellers and children. Sophomores Erin Young, Sara Thomas, Trina Bryant, Tracey Carrell and Dara Riggs wait for the hall decorating to begin during Spirit Week. Stacy Spraggins Andrea Stebelsky Raymond Stebleton John Stecklow Chris Stevens Dwight Stevenson Richard Stevenson Tony Stonebarger Randy Storey Bobby Sullivan Michelle Sutton Yuka Tate it stuck, a nickname kecame tke name. N C ame Oalling “Hey Frito, what are you doing after school?” No, someone did not inquire about the after school activities of a bag of chips. If one did not know Edward Prieto by this nickname, they might have been led to other confusing thoughts. Teachers were also given nicknames by their students. Shug was a nickname for Mrs. Virginia Thomas becuase that is what she called her students. Such nicknames as Spaz and Cheeto related to characteristics of the person to which the name belonged. One could have said that Mike Ben- nett, also known as Spaz, could relate his nickname to his wardrobe. On the other hand, Cheeto was a nickname give to Lionel Carrisalez as a result of an eating habit. Lionel said, “I’ve been called Cheeto ever since I started buying them from a vending machine in elementary school. My nickname was a hand-me-down from my older brother, Orlando, who also bought Cheetos.” How would a friend of the Carrisalez brothers distinguish between the two? Stacy Spraggins simply said, “I call them Big Cheeto and Cheeto.” Angie Sisk Karen Smades David Smith Melody Smith Randy Snow Boone Spencer juniors 145Ernest Taylor Marsha Taylor Sheila Taylor Gwen Terry Terri Thevonot Jodi Thomas John Henry Thomas Jason Thrift Mark Tinney Theda Tolbert Belinda Trimble Scott Valdez Tiffany Walker Jason Wall Linnie Washington Kris Weber Matt Weigel Phillip Welch John Westbrook Shellie Whorton Sean Wilcox Brad Wiles Daniel Wiley Dawn Wille Ty Willeford Andrew Wilhoite Curtis Williams Lorien Williams Theda Williams Wes Williams Kim Willis Michelle Willis Darla Wilson Jill Winkler Jill Wolfe Troy Workman Dalton Young Gerald Young Tim Young Steve York Mike Zawicki unionjust a quick review of the Civil War is all Ray Bostic needs from his dad Mr. Robert Bostic. Having a parent on the faculty helped when a test was coming up, especially if the parent taught the subject. C Most students only saw their parents after school or at special activities but there were a few exceptions. “It doesn’t bother me go- ing to school where my dad teaches. If I’m ever sick or forget something, he’s always near,’’ said Shelley Harris. Students with parents as teachers found advantages and disadvantages. “Dad comes in handy for that lunch money.’’ said Ray Bostic. Teachers’ kids felt it was comforting to know they could run quickly to their parents when in need. Some of these needs were not just money alone. “Mom does a pretty good job helping me with my homework,’’ said Jason Redeker. Parents as teachers had an easier oppor- tunity to check on their children. Students did not feel that this was quite to their advantage. Brad Pickett said, “I guess it would be all right having my mom in the school if she wouldn’t be so nosey.” But Mrs. Karen Pickett said, “He thinks I’m nosey, but he doesn’t realize I never have to ask anything.” Even though students with parents as members of the faculty were not always comfortable, teachers as a general rule en- joyed it. Mr. Mark Morey said, “I enjoy see- ing Georgetta and Robert each day and I better understand the pressures of school from both sides of the fence.” With two children in school Mr. Mark Morey rarely had a day go by they did not need something. This time Georgetta Martin and Robert need the keys to the car. Since her locker just happened to be beside her mom’s classroom door, Michelle Johnson need never have worried about having lunch money. Mrs. Darlene Johnson tells her that this is the last extra money for this week.♦= Where the usic Takes Us What a person listened to on his stereo Said more than his choice of music Different tunes mingled to make the sounds of a weekend night on the drag. With a closer look it became obvious the music and the person who listened to it went together. Pop music was most frequently heard coming from car stereos. Madonna, A-ha, Bananarama and other popular groups in- fluenced the dress, speech and even at- titudes of their listeners. Silver shoes, long skirts and mini skirts were just a few things worn by pop listeners. Madonna fans could be spotted by their bangle bracelets and the Marilyn Monroe make-over look. If a guy walked down a street in town wearing a concert jersey, faded old 501 jeans, teased hair and perhaps an earring or two, what kind of music would this person Music filled students spare time not only as hob- bies but as a way of earning extra money. Todd Hall en- joys his hobby of playing in his band and spends most of his spare time practicing. Stereos were necessities for bedrooms as well as for cars. Kim Elledge prefers hard rock over country and enjoys singing along. most likely have listened to? Heavy metal, of course! Hard rock was written all over this person just by the clothes he wore. “The artists who sing hard rock dress wild and aren’t afraid to be individuals. I like that.” said Robin Garmon. The cowboys, who were seldom caught without the full effect of Wranglers and boots, could have been seen at the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo or the annual rodeo dance held at the Elk’s Country Club. “This is about the only time all the cowboys get together in the same place without having to stomp around in the mud with the cows, and two-stepping is a blast with them because they can do it right!” said Donna Gregory. Funk and raps went with soul music. Pop- pin’ and knockin’ dancers boogied until the Over a hundred students enjoyed music to the ex- tent of joining That Altus Band. Troy Dennis con- tributes by playing his baritone solo during the jazzy performance of “Swanee." wee hours of the morning. “Soul influences me by the way I dance. Some soul music has a tough beat that makes you want to party all night long.” said Melissa Johnson. Beethoven, Chopin and Mozart — who are these people? Becky Singleton knew as did many others. To some they were as in- teresting as Bruce Springsteen or Van Halen. “People that listen to classical music seem to be musically inclined and the more artistic ones. They seem to dress different also — more conservatively,” said Audrey Flanagan. The unique thing about all of this was the one thing that made people different and strongly influenced them, was a common medium . . . their music. Mary Stayton simp- ly said, “I can’t live without it.”Marcic Adams John Allen John Allgood Anita Anderson Jane Anderson Anthony Arrant Kirk Atkinson Renee Austin Paula Avant Richie Avila Vurlee Bales Sharon Balque Michelle Banks Christina Barker Burt Basaluda Johnna Bates Tom Bell Jana Bills Jarmal Bohanan Nikki Bolden Dorthy Booker James Bourbois Sabrina Bowman John Bradshaw Mike Bryant 4Candi Burke Rhonda Burke Tracey Cagle Connie Calvin Julia Catalano Beverly Chisum Brian Clifford Christy Coffey Liz Copeland Cary Crawford Dale Dahlgren Colette Daniels Debi Dent Charles Dickerson Jody Dickerson James Dixon Becky Dobbins Kerri Donathan James Donelson Peggy Duck Kim Elledge Robert Elliott Robert Epperson Margiena Erland Willie Etherton Debbie Fortenberry Margaret Felan Robert Fleming Kayla Ford Andrea Fults Sean Garrison Robin Garmon Cara Gay Marci Gay Randy Gentry 150 s eniorS emori 151' Spirit Week brings competition to the high school. Taking first place and getting the spirit ban- ner was important. Brett Willey accepts the banner for the number one seniors. Seniors usually got the starring roles in the assemblies. Micheal Turner stars as Doug Lou Ellen in the case of the Bulldogs vs. the Jetsons. Seniors qot the best, but each had a place On Top of Things Everyone had his place. For the sophomores it was the balcony, for the juniors it was the back of the auditorium and for the seniors it was the front of the auditorium. For some seniors it was the very front row. Blue Crew members could be found perched on the front row, with their baby bibs and originally designed helmets. Set- tled in beside the Blue Crew were the Six-Pack members in their matching blue and white striped big shirts. These spirited Bulldog fans could easily be spot- ted in assemblies by their signs of seniori- ty that stated, “We love the Bulldogs.” Not only were seniors recognized as leaders by the lower classmen, but facul- ty and sponsors as well. Most organiza- tions required that one had to be a senior to run for president. “Hopefully after be- ing in the club for one year, the ex- perience would give the president more ideas to incorporate into fun or mean- ingful activities and have more ex- perience in language and in organiza- tion,” said Mrs. Theresa Campbell con- cerning French Club. Some thought that being at the top had its problems. “There’s too much pressure,” said Chris Ward. John Allgood said, “I get sick and tired of tell- ing sophomores where to go and telling the juniors to get out of senior hall because they’re always lurking around. Pressure is unbelieveable because we are supposed to be school leaders!”Aft er being on top Gome After walking across the stage in May, senior students felt that was the time they could lie back and take it easy. Right? Definite- ly wrong! Decisions had to be made — whether to go off to col- lege, choosing the right college and how to finance it. Leaving the nest had advantages and disadvantages. Chris Ward said, “I think about my grades right now, how to financially handle living out of state, and what I will do when 1 am on my own. Sometimes I wonder if I am going to see all of my friends again.” Others had reason to stay. “I’ll probably stay at WOSC for a year to get a good grade point average before I start hitting the big time,” said Donna Gregory. Certain students had their college chosen for them from day one, while others had the chance to look around and decide for themselves with the help of college representatives. The next item on the list was financing. This could be done with the help of grants, scholarships and loans. After realizing the cost of college, students saw the need to apply for as much finan- cial aid as possible. Scott Kirby said, “As for financially, I’m ap- plying for all kinds of scholarships.” Scott was a prime candidate for scholarships as he had been named a National Merit Semifinalist. College topped the list of factors on senior students’ minds. Jana Bills said, “I love all the high schoool activities I’m in, but I am so ready for college.” Most tried not to rush things too much. Seniors started realiz- ing they needed to spend time with friends they soon would be far apart from. For seniors, picking college proved to be a major decision in their lives. An- dy Hill and Mike Jewell discuss the different possibilities for their future with the help of Miss Susie Hardage. denioriAndrea Gibson Billy Gilbert Forrest Goodgame Monica Gorham Donna Gregory Roxanne Groenhagen Michael Gross Priscilla Guerrero Steve Hall Karen Haning Chuck Hansen Terri Harrington Deana Hartford Mickey Hasty Johnathan Head Wayne Heath Maria High Robert Hildinger Andy Hill John Holthe Teresa Hopp Michael House Nikki Huddleston Lisa Humphrey Jeff Jackson Mitch James Eddie Jarnagin Mike Jewll Pam Johnson Tara Johnson David Kaminski Beverly Kane Cassandra Kendall Randy Kendrix Scott Kirby Ryan Kirk Susan Klukas Devon Knight Jill Koprowski Michele Kovar Seniors '153What parents considered necessities for active, socially minded, fashion conscious teenagers did not for the most part coincide with that of their children. However, those young minds found a solution to their finan- cial problems — they found a job. Both advantages and disadvantages could be found in having a job. If one was sup- posed to do something and did not, the job could be blamed, but it could also work in an opposite manner. “When I did not work, I could go to all the games and go out whenever I wanted,” said Debi Dent. “Now I hardly ever get to attend games and I treasure the days and nights I have off.” Trying to find a job was hard and time consuming. First, there were all the applica- tions to pick up and fill out. Then taking them back only to hear the familiar reply, “I’m sorry, we’re not hiring right now.” Frustration soon took over and one would become even more eager. One would go back about every week until finally the long awaited answer was “I’ll put you to work.” Once a student got the job, he or she had so many things boggling their minds — get- ting to work on time, learning everything about the job and, most important, keeping up with schoolwork. “If my job starts affec- ting my grades then I’ll have to quit,” said Tiffany Walker. “Right now getting an education is more important to me than making money.” To learn the basic marketing principals and how to better cope with people were two reasons students entered marketing education. Not only does Michelle McLaughlin earn money by working at Bow Wow Bouti que, but she also earns a credit for marketing education. Some students felt the need for extra money and chose to work. Becky Cooley and Craig Niblett earn that extra cash by working at Bunker Hill United. Seni emorsMariann Lerner John Liegl Gerard Lindsey David Littlejohn Teresa Lobaugh Vikki Loper Ursula Lowey Eddie Loya Michelle McKinley Cindy Marceleno Jim Marielli Cory Marshall Georgetta Martin Michael Martin Victoria Martinez Ron Maupin Terry Mays Julie Merrihew Lori Mungaven Jimmy Myers Troy Newton Duane Nutter Lolin Ortiz Olivia Ortiz Valence Pascal s. eniori 155S ome came bach, Some stayed behind For School and Friends Decisions! Every senior had a life filled with the nasty little things. College, classes and career choices battled it out with the more important items in a student’s life, like what to wear and whether to have a lunch at McDonald’s or Mazzio’s. One thing the majority of seniors did not worry about was what high school to graduate from. They were not even given an op- tion. However, a handful of students had to make that decision. What was it about the place that senior students would stay behind when parents moved away or would come back alone to graduate here? “It is the people,” said Jeff Schaffer. “Mostly my girlfriend, I didn’t want to leave her.” Melissa Patterson had been living with her parents in Deleware. She moved in with Traci Vaughan to finish her senior year. “I lived here for 16 years, and all my friends are here. Also, the teachers at the high school in Dover were nerds,” she said. Andrea Gibson was another senior who returned to finish school. “I came back mainly for my friends. I’ve gone to school with them for a long time.” said Andrea. “I also came back for the school because the teachers seem to care a little more about their students. Many people never learn to appreciate something until it is taken away.” The students’ decisions involved other family members too. “My mom was sad, but she let me go because this is what I wanted. It’s hard being away from my parents. It’s kind of lone- ly,” said Melissa. “I miss my parents and little brother,” said James Dixon, “but I’m glad I made the decision that I did!” Two sophomore girls lost in a big high school always get made fun of. Here Melissa Patterson and Micki White read the story of how the Bulldogs beat the Trojans. Melissa had come back to Altus to graduate here. She left her family In Delaware.Melissa Patterson Lisa Perez Kevin Phillips Robin Pollard Edward Prieto Sharon Pruskowski John Ray Stephen Ray Diane Revilla Joyce Rico Danny Rogers Michael Rogers Tim Rydjord Shawn Sager Jason Sanders Jeff Schaffer Tonya Shade Ronda Shepherd Eric Sherfy Becky Singleton Bobby Smith Marcus Smith Mikel Smith Tamara Stanley Mary Stayton Shannon Stephens Heather Strayhome Susan Tant Freddy Tate Margaret Terbush Norman Terry Brian Thomas Berto T ovar Pat Townsend Janet Trevino Shermana Trevino Leigha T ruitt David Tucker Michael Turner Amanda VanOostrum Senior 157Traci Vaughan Chris Ward Brad Warren Mark Weaver John Weems Marilyn West Scott Wert Wade Wheeler Dianna White Micki White Brenda Wilkerson Brett Willey Becky Williams Todd Williams John Wilsey Ann Wilson Bruce Wilson Gaynelle Wilson James Wilson Kahla Wood 158 emorSFrom Naval Officer to pianist in just 17 years, Joseph Krueger had his own dreams for the future instead of wanting to be just like his dad. eS over When Hearts Were Young Dreams were the reality in the eyes of the childhood seniors as they planned to be doc- tors, athletic pros, firemen and pilots. By the time their senior year arrived, these dreams had taken a more serious picture. Making money was a more realistic thought than dancing across a stage or riding onward ho! into the sunset. Leading the country and taking on a so- called man’s job were the plans of Becky Singleton and Kayla Ford. Becky said, “When I grew up I wanted to be the first woman president. Things have changed a lit- tle and now I’m hoping my career will be in the ministry of music.” Randy Kendrix’s dreams were far from being an important person like the president, but was major to him. He said, ’’Being a jockey was always my goal when I was younger since I had so little weight to carry around.” Ideas of being architects, pro-athletes and doctors had changed to nurses, computer analysis and police for the military. Deanna Jefferson said, “I just always dreamed of be- ing a grown-up. I would put on my mom’s clothes, shoes and make-up. But now I want to be a successful military nurse.” Aspirations had changed through the years but not for the worse. Dreams of being housewives, firemen and race car drivers had given way to hopes of successful careers of interior decorators, physical therapists and business administrators. “I want to make a lot of money, but I also want to enjoy my job,” said Jody Dickerson, the girl who wanted to be Wonder Woman II. No, she really did not want to be a cowboy. In fact, Amanda Van Oostrum could not remember what she had wanted to be. However, industrial psychology look- ed like a good field to the senior Amanda. Not even a fast driver as a toddler, Nancy Yamamoto was still only in the fast lane when she was swimming for the swim team. Friends, Brett Wiley and Mikel Smith, played games including being super heroes. While they had toned down their ambitions, they still planned to make it big. All it took to make Kahla Wood smile was an iron- ing board, Iron, and doll clothes to press. As a senior her ambitions had broadened to include more than housework. Seniors 159If a student was absent from school, he or she had a good excuse or suffered acute anxiety when confron- ting Mr. Jack Diitz, attendance director. Mr. Diltz kept a careful check on absences. Secretaries Mrs. Phyllis Cole, Mrs. Bobbie Earls and Mrs. Karen Bryce provided valuable services for the administrators, faculty and students. In charge of athletics in the entire school system, Mr. Leonard Scalf checked schedules and made ar- rangements for out-of-town events. He coordinated everything from tournaments to fund raisers to buy letter jackets for lettermen. 160 ministrationSt udents got the best from those in charge Behind the Scenes Having experienced it once was great, but to be selected as one of five outstanding high schools in the state by the State Department of Education for the second time in three years brought pride to the hearts of the entire student body. While the students could point to the numerous honors they had won over the last year, there were others whose leadership and guidance could be credited for the honor. In addition to the members of the faculty, the administrators gave their 100 percent to all student endeavors and were deserving of a slice of adulation. Principal Mr. Mike Copeland could be stony faced in the midst of adversity, but when it came to students, he was often heard to say, “They are the reason we are here. It is our responsibility to give them the best we have.” Others, including assistant principal Mr. Roy Lamar and Mr. Jack Diltz, also looked out for the students. The goal of all three top administrators was to see that students were given the best possible environment in which to learn and to develop their talents. Mr. Leonard Scalf, athletic director for the entire school system, managed to see that athletic talents were developed. As he welcomes students, faculty and visitors to the first pep assembly, Mr. Mike Copeland expresses con- fidence in the success of the school year and the out- come of the football season. When students broke the rules, Mr. Roy Lamar, assistant principal, was the man to whom one usually had to explain. David Richards tells why he got involv- ed in a confrontation with another student before school. 4dministration 161“You’ve done an exceptional job of taking advan- tage of the educational opportunities open to you, and we are proud of you,” Dr. Morris Foster, superinten- dent of schools, tells the student body at a special assembly held to celebrate the school’s having been selected as one of the top five high schools in the state by the State Department of Education. After more than 40 years of service to the young people of the community as a member of the School Board, Dt. Clyde Russell retired. He is honored during half time of the last football game of the season by That Altus Band. Presenting Dr. Russell with an appreciation plaque are band president Edward Prieto and director Larry Harris. With the complete renovation of the main building of the high school having been started during the school year. Dr. Ronny Kiehn and Mr. Lorin Winters visit one of the classrooms that has been completed. With the two School Board members is Berto Tovar. fd d3oard of Educati onIJearfy Omprovemenli IddaLe Our Education better. Concerned for Us When the school was selected as one of the top five high schools in the state, board president Dr Bennett Wray was a special guest at the assembly which com- memorated the event. He expresses his pride in the stu- dent body and the faculty. When the students at the high school returned to classes in August for the 1987- 1988 school year, the work that had begun in the spring on the main building would be completed. Completely renovated, the building would sport new flooring, ceiling, lighting and lockers. These improvements were among improvements at each of the schools in the community. All elementary schools had new music and physical education facilities, and several had new classrooms and restrooms. Both junior highs had had additions opened dur- ing the past year. These improvements had been made possible by the actions of the five-member School Board. Years of careful planning and spending had resulted in the fact that when other schools in the state were cutting back, the Altus Schools were maintaining pro- grams and staff and were improving facilities. When the members of the board met each month, their concerns were geared toward improving educational opportunities for the over 4,000 young people who attended school in the community. Board member! often took the opportunity to visit at the high school and to have lunch in the cafeteria. Members Mr. Harold Spencer and Mrs. Ellen Yates make their selections along with Kahla Wood. ddoard of ddducation 163'Whatever Aftus Schooti 2)o, DLey 2 o Weir Pride All Around When the high school was selected by State Department of Education as one of the five outstanding high schools in the state, when the high school students won sweepstakes at the Southwestern In- terscholastic Meet, when That Altus Band won sweepstakes honors at state contest for the third consecutive year, when the Future Farmers of America were named the outstanding chapter in the state and when the sophomore class scored in the 81 percentile on the state mandated writing test, who took pride in these achievements? Many people took pride in the honors won by high school students. The people in the community who had supported educa- tion in Altus for 95 years expressed their pride in letters and phone calls. Ad- ministrators, faculty members, parents and students also were proud. Dr. Morris Foster, superintendent of schools, voiced his pride when he spoke to the students. Having coined the phrase, “Whatever Altus Schools do, they do well, ’ he especially enjoyed having the opportuni- ty to verify that statement. For Dr. Foster and all of those who work- ed with him at the Board of Education, the education of the students in Altus was their business. Their job was to see that every stu- dent in the school system had the opportuni- ty to receive an excellent education. When honors were bestowed on the students in the schools, no one took more pride in these accomplishments than the people at the Board of Education. Transportation, purchasing and maintenance are the special concerns of Mr. John Buck, assistant superintendent. Very important persons at the Board of Educa- tion are secretaries SEATED: Mrs. Lillian Bell, Mrs. Dorothy Kuykendal. STANDING: Mrs. Karen San- chez, Mrs. Pat Jacks and Mrs. Marian Wood. Curriculum coordinator Mr. John McLeod, is in charge of coordinating new programs, textbook selec- tion and workshops for teachers. 64 $ocird of Educati onOn hand for moat events at the high school. Dr. Morris Foster, superintendent, took pleasure in presenting the superintendent's 4.0 honor roll cer- tificates to students. At the honors reception. Dr. Foster presents a certificate to John Liegl. Money in the school system is the responsibility of Mrs Bel Treece. As financial clerk, she keeps up with the many accounts as well as serving as secretary J the School Board. Along with duties as the personal secretary to the superintendent, Mrs. Theresa Hoehne also has duties as payroll and personnel director. $oard of EducationRon Babione, Government. Wrestling. Robert Bostic, American History. Black History, World History Allen Boyd. Pre- Algebra Sharon Breuer, Health Services. Barbara Brinkman. English. Rick Bull. Vocational Office Education, Typing. Terry Byrd, Marketing Education. Don Campbell, Biology, Boys’ Tennis Theresa Campbell. French. Spanish, Girls’ Tennis. Joyce Chisum, Typing, Pre- Algebra. Pat Coffey. Home Economics. Fashion Sewing, Food and Nutrition, Marriage and Family. Kenneth Cox. Voice, Concert Choir, Varsity Choir, Piano Lab Sam Craig, High School Band. Kathe Crawford, Computer Programming, Computer Literacy. Ruth A. Cross. Special Education. Brent Cummins. General Business. Boys' Basketball, American History. Craig Cummins, General Business. Business English, Business Math, Girls' Basketball. Doug Dalton, Art, Government. The Boz Works Here When a student at the University of Oklahoma spoke of the Boz, he or she spoke of Brian Bosworth. The Boz was also a star in Altus but he was not a member of the football team. Mr. Robert Bostic, Teacher of the Year at the high school, had acquired the nickname from his students. He had been teaching American, Black and world history for 11 years. Of teaching, he said, “Children are our learning.” Denise Saucier: “He listens to us and doesn’t get angry if we don’t follow him to a tee. He can laugh along with us. He’s fair. He doesn’t have an inflexible schedule that we have to swallow.” Krista Schumaker: “He’s so cool! He understands kids so well. He’s not a hard teacher, but he does expect you to know what he’s assigned.” Dionne Brown: "I like his class because business — our only business. I have always taken the view that teaching is one of many ways to help shape the minds and bodies of our great American Society.” Of Mr. Bostic, students spoke with en- thusiasm because few were found who had a negative thing to say about The Boz. He was special, according to the following students. Tammy Packard: “He takes time out for each student and he treats them all equally. We learn, but we have fun when we have a question he gives us good answers.” Mary Ortega: “The thing I like best about Mr. Bostic is I can have fun and learn about history at the same time.” George Kirby: “He doesn’t force the issue. He provides good material and he gives you a chance to learn it.” Tiffany Walker: “ He’s definitely a great teacher and will always be my ‘teacher of the year .” American History students enjoy Mr. Robert Bostic's class mainly because he brings history to life. While studying the wars, students held a mock war. Mr Bostic points out the different fronts in World War II.Dana Darby. Algebra. Nancy Evans, Earth Sciences, Biology. Bruce Farquhar, Vocational Agriculture, Farm Shop. Sandra Foster, Algebra, Geometry. Gary Freeman,Consumer Math, Geometry, Baseball Sally George. T V., Newspaper, Cheerleaders Chuck Goodwin. Building Trades John Hamilton, Gymnastics. Joe Harkins, Electrification. Clester Harrington, Driver's Education, Government, Boys’ Basketball. Larry Harris, High School Band. Mary Harris, High School Band. Mark Haught, Girls' Basketball, Girls’Track Roberta Holt, Algebra. Math Analysis. Bill Hoyt, Driver's Education Anna Jackson. Child Care Darlene Johnson. Geometry. Analytic Geometry, Trigonometry. Robert Killebrew, Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education. They came to school weeks before it began to plan the schedules for each individual student. During the school year, they were there to help. Good planners, listeners and friends, the counselors are Mr. J. D. Johnson, Mrs. Petra Chavarria and Miss Suzie Hardage.Larry King, English. Maurice King , Drama. Speech. English. Iletta Lett, Keyboarding, Accounting David Mason. Woodwork. Drafting. Jim McElroy, General Science. Physics Jolene McLeod. English. Mark Morey, English Laveme Muller. Library. Ron Myers, Biology Debbie Pearce, Special Education. Susan Pettit, Sociology, English Karen Pickett, Keyboarding. Shorthand. Bobby Pruitt. Vocational Agriculture, Farm Management. John Ray, Chemistry, Golf. Ann Redeker, Learning Disability. Chuck Roberts, American History. Football, Track B. F. Rowland, Auto Mechanics. Joe Don Royal. Chemistry, Science. Carlos Martinez. Walter Ogletree, Eldon Williams, Arthur Rincon. Ida Mae Carter, Millie Yates, Hazel Oakley. Mary Weaver, Susan Hartford.A for ane 4nderdon Abila. Paul 108 Abila. Paulette 125 Acheson, Melissa 4. 13, 42. 49, 53, 85, 137 ACTV 50.51 Adams. Billie 125 Adams. Marcie 49. 58. 149 Adams. Trina 125 Aguero, Danny 125 Alcorta, Paul 137 Alejandre, Eusebio 125 Alewine, Mark 40. 41.69. 137 Allan. Holly 125 Allen. John 64. 149 Allgood. John 4. 14. 31.49. 96. 119. 138, 149. 151 Allred, James 52. 59. 137 Anderson. Anita 11.41.79. 116. 117, 144. 149 Anderson, Clarence 137 Anderson, C W. 66 Anderson. Jane 41. 52. 53. 69.89. 144. 149 Anderson, Stephen 96, 125 Armstrong. Jason 26. 40. 41.42. 69, 137 Armstrong. Fran 125 Arrant. Anthony 58. 78. 96. 109, 149 Arrant. Sonia 114. 125 Art Club 50. 51 Atchley. Jason 43, 125 Atkinson. James 54 Atkinson. Kirk 18. 29. 50.53.94.96. 121 149 Aument, Stephen 40. 41. 125 Austin. Renee 50. 80. 149 Austin. Stephanie 46, 137 Auto Mechanics 64, 65 Avant. Paula 77. 112. 149 Avila. Richie 62. 96. 109. 149 Ayers. Elliott 44. 125 B for Babione. Ronnie 72. 107, 109, 166 Baeza, Freddy 82. 109 Baeza. Israel 137 Bagley. Regina 22. 53.92.93. 114. 137 Bailey, Leonardo 96. 137 Bales. Eddie 125 Bales. Vurlee 41. 149 Ballard. Greg 41. Ill, 134. 137 Balque. Sharon 149 Banda, Richard 125 Banks. Michelle 19. 31.143. 149 Banks. Mike 138 Barker. Christina 49, 86. 114. 149 Barker, Jacque 102, 114, 125 Barnett. Quayla 41, 125 Barrera, Louisa 42. 137 Basaluda, Burk 149 Basketball. Boys’ 98.99. 100. 101 Basketball. Girls’ 102, 103. 104. 105 Bates. Johna 66. 69. 149 Baxter. Janet 43. 125 Baxter. Patricia 92. 137 Bell. Dan 125 Bell. Tom Robert 64. 149 Belizzi, Victoria 42. 46.47.137 Benivamonde. Adam 63. 137 Bennett. Kristi 41.53, 137 Bennett. Mike 41. 137. 145 Bennett. Yolanda 111 Berfield. Norman 43. 49. 125. 129 Bevers. Jeffl09. 114, 115. 125 Bevis. Marlena 137 Bilby. Jeffery 125 Billarrial, Ester 125 Billarrial, Freddy 63 Bills. Jana 37.44.50, 149. 152 Bills. Jill 43.45.50. 102.103. 104. 114. 125. 175 Billups, Theodore 41. 137 Binck, Brian 48. 78, 125 Bitle. Kimberly 50.92. 137 Blue Crew 120. 150, 151 Boaldin, Donna 137 Bobo. Brian 23. 76. 96. 137 Bohanan, Jarmal 98. 149 Bohanan, Tanicia 51, 125 Bolden. Nikki 58. 121. 149 Boling. Sherry 51. 125 Bonalewicz, Lisa 46. 125 Booker. Dorothy 149 Boots. Craig 17. 41. 125 Bostic. Ray 48.49. 107, 109. 136. 137. 147 Bostic, Robert 73. 147, 166 Bourbois. James 16. 42. 44, 117. 149 Bowman. Sabrina 30. 32. 41.49. 69. 144. 149 Boyd. Allen 166 Boyd. Cassandra 125 Bradshaw. John 149 Bram. Phillip 83. 117. 125 Brantley. Dale 76. 125 Braun. Billy 64 Braun. James 125 Braziel. Kelly 125 Breuer. Bill 110. Ill Breuer, Sharon 86. 166 Bridges. Teresa 125 Briscoe. Brandon 29. 53. 137 Briscoe. Kris 53. 125 Briggs. Desiree 137 Brinkman. Barbara 166 Brinkman. Kerrie 6. 13. 25. 27. 42. 44. 45, 54.55.69. 137 Brooks. Tommy 4. 30. 42. 43, 137 Brown, Angel 46, 125 Brown, Christine 111 Brown. Dionne 166 Brown, Michael 137 Brown. Tom 50. 125 Brown. Tyrone 121 Bruner, James 137 Bryant. Jeff 41. 137 Bryant. Mike 58. 59. 69. 89. 116. 117. 149 Bryant. Trian 116. 125. 145 Bryce. Karen 160 Buckskin. Tracy 46 Bukevicz. Brian 48. 96. 125 Bull. Rick 166 Bulldog Collar 30 Burke. Candi 42. 150 Burke, Rhonda 150 Burke. Vincent 125 Burris. Ladonnia 46 Byrd. Terry 166 Cade. Ada 76 Cagle. Tracey 48.88. 150 Calvin. Connie 63, 141, 150 Camarillo. Marco 118, 125 Camp. Bret 125 Campbell. Don 71. 166 Campbell, Teresa 79. 117, 151. 166 Campos. Jesus 125. 142 Cano, Sherry 137 Cansler, Stacy 64. 137 Carpentry 62.63 Carr. Albert 137 Carr, Christina 125 Carrell, Tracey 23. 43. 116, 125, 133, 145 Carrisalez. Angela 49. 125 Carrisalez, Leonel 42, 69. 96, 137, 145 Carson, Cory 137 Carsten, Lee 41. 117, 125 Carter, Ida Mae 168 Carver. Veronica 41,43. 125 Case. Melyssa 88. 137 Castillo. Angela 125 Castillo. Yvette 137 Catalano. Julia 150 Chahanovich. Beth 41, 52. 137, 141 Chandler. Maurice 96. 115 Charles, Bobby 62.63.66 Chastain. Jan 102. 103. 104. 114. 121. 125 Chavarria, Petra 167 Chavis. Tammy 46. 137 Chiappe, John 111 Chiles. Kilolo 125 Chisum. Beverly 21. 42. 150 Chisum, Joyce 166 Christian. Bill 50. 117,137 Claiborn, Jennifer 11. 48, 72. 116. 137 Claiborne. David 96, 115. 125 Clark. Ginger 58. 59. 137 Clark. Mike 63 Clark. Roger 83. 125 Clendennen. Thomas 96 Click. Joey 30 Clifford. Brian 48.49. 88. 131. 150 Clifton, Sebrina 18, 125 Cobb. Bill 137 Coffey. Christy 14. 18. 32. 42. 44. 45. 54. 55. 89. 121. 123. 150 Coffey. Pat 22.82. 166 Coffey. Wade 10. 55. 95. 96. 137 Coffin. Michael 137 Cole, Darvis 96. 97 Cole. Phyllis 160 Collins. Nick 96. 115, 125 Conrad. Jeri 46. 125 Conway, Michael 41, 125 Cooley. Becky 42. 50. 123. 137, 154 Coon. Christopher 96. 125 Cooper. Tiffany 63 Cope. Donald 15. 29 Copeland. Liz 46. 150 Copeland. Mike 13. 33. 160, 161 Cotner, April 18. 46. 125 Cottingham, Garrett 125 Cox. Kenneth 20. 25. 26.35.42.43. 166 Cox, Laura 125 Crabtree. Brian 41.58. 137 Craig, Sam 41. 166 Crawford. Cary 74. 75. 89. 119. 150 Crawford. Kathe 166 Cross. Ruth 35, 166 Crow. David 125 Cryer. Brady 56. 96. 126 Cummins. Brent 98. 166 Cummins, Craig 102, 104, 166Car (a 2)ai id Dahlgren. Dale 78. 106. 109. 150 Dalton. Doug 78.80. 166 Daniel, Brian 137 Daniels. Heath 126 Daniels. Colette 52.53.124. 136. 150 Darby. Dana 29. 73. 167 Darnell, Jon 59, 137 Dash. Junior 96.118. 119.138 Davis, Carla (sr.) 46. 86 Davis. Carla (Jr.) 60.92.114. 138 Dean. Bridgette 50, 138 DECA 58.59 Deere. Lisa 4. 46.47. 72.138 Dennis. Edward 73. 96. 115. 126 Dennis. Troy 41. 138, 147 Dent. Debi 89. 116. 117.150, 154 Deweese. Trevor 56. 126 Dickerson. Charles 14. 23.30.32.42. 89.96. 107.109, 150,174 Dickerson. Jody 36, 65, 150, 159 Dickerson. Shanda 29.43. 126. 129 Dickerson. Tom 117, 126 Diltz, Jack 160 Diltz, Jennifer 111 Dion. Jeff 17.41. 138 Dixon. Craig 96. 126 Dixon. James 14.27.33.42.69. 150, 156 Dobbins. Becky 150 Dobbins. Daniel 138 Dobek, Jennifer 46. 126 Donathan, Kerne 48, 58, 150 Donathan. Mark 48. 96. 118. 119. 126 Donelson. James 150 Doornbos. David 50. 96. 124, 126 Dorsey, Carita 126 Douthit. Wade 26.30. 44. 45. 50. 109. 138 Downs. Brad 41. 138 Drill Team 46. 47 Duck. Peggy 82. 150 Duffy. Kim 26.37.41,42. 138 Duit. Paul 41. 126 Duke. Karla 126 Duke. Lance 96. 107. 109 Duke. Mike 41. 58. 124 Duncan. Luis 138 Dyer. Angela 41.43. 126. 129 E for Vincent dJdings Earls, Bobbie 160 Eckert. Travis 52 Eddings. Christopher 138 Eddings, Vincent 138 Eiler. Darren 64. 106. 109. 138 Eiler. Dena 138 Electrification 62,63 Elkins. Mike 96. 126 Elledge, Kim 59. 148. 150 Elliot. Robert 150 Ellis. Terri 43. 112, 126,133 Elston. Karla 53. 81. 126 English. Serena 42. 138 Epperson. Robert 41.63. 150 Erland, Margiena 60. 150 Ervin. Michelle 138 Espinosa. Sarah 138 Etherton. Willie 42. 58.66. 96. 150 Evans. Ashley 110. Ill Evans. Kim 41, 126 Evans. Nancy 167 Fanjoy, Jim 111 Fanning. Willie 43. 138 Farquhar, Bruce 167 Faske. Glenn 126 Faske. Susan 12. 42. 138 Fayak, Renee 116, 138 Felan, Margaret 41. 150 Felty, Amber 56. 138 Ferenczhalmy, Thomas 24. 41. 117, 126 FFA 9. 124 Fiero. Tim 16. 77. 134.138, 143 Fillinger. Joseph 41. 126. 134 Fillinger, Jovonia 126, 134 Fisher. Jill 73.116.126 Fitts. Shane 126 Fitzsimmons. Alan 138 Flanagan Audrey 41. 48. 73. 136, 139. 148 Fleming, Melessa 48. 139 Fleming. Robert 16. 41. 150 Flickinger. Jeff 96. 127 Flores. Angela 43.46. 127 Flores. Fermin 109, 139 Flores. Jimmy 115, 127 Rowers. Jeff 139 Foerster. Paula 22. 127 Foley. Regina 46. 127 Ford. Kayla 17. 54.55. 56. 71. 150.159 Foster. Dr Morris 33.162. 163. 164, 165 Foster. Sandra 167 Forsyth. Mike 41. 117, 139 Fortenberry. Debbie 38. 60.66. 102. 104. 105,124,150 Fowler, Richard 14 Freeman. Gary 119, 167 Frank. Cindy 41.43. 127 French Club 131. 136. 151 Fults. Andrea 150 Funk. Christopher 127 Gaines. Lawrence 72 Gamble. Tracy 18. 46.67. 127 Garcia. Joanna 46, 139 Garmon. Robin 59. 91.110. Ill, 148, 150 Garrison, David 127 Garrison. Monica 56. 139 Garrison. Sean 56. 57.66. 69. 143, 150 Garvey. Matt 118. 119, 139 Gay. Cara 58. 59,89. 150 Gay. Marcie 51.58. 150 George. Sally 20. 35. 50.53.68. 116. 123. 167 Gensman, Sonja 127 Genson. Charles 96. 109, 127 Gentry. Randal 150 Gibbs. Crystal 43. 127.133 Gibson. Andrea 124. 136. 156 Gibson, Deanna 127 Gilbert. BJIy 60. 64. 96 Gildon. Alisha 127 Gignac, Ronald 56. 127 Glland. Shannon 43. 49. 127 Gilliam. Dana 60. 139 Gilliam. Darrin 114. 115. 127 Gladney. Lisa 46. 127 Gloria. Edward 139 Gloria, Jessie 49, 62. 139 Gonzales. Cindy 127 Gonzales. Rora 41, 127 Gonzales. Julia 40. 41.49. 139 Gonzales. Olivia 41. 139 Good game. Forrest 56.62. 63 Goodlow. Gary 127 Goodwin, Chuck 62,67,167 Goss. Dean 119.127. 136 Gorham. Monica 48, 65, 82 Graham. Lori 48. 112, 127 Granger. Michael 127 Green, Ginton 56, 111 Green. Melissa 112 Gregory. Donna 16. 37. 44. 50. 51.54. 55. 68. 75. 121. 148 Groenhagen. Roxanne 49 Gross. Michael 37.48.89. 116.117 Gross. Michelle 41. 139 Groves.Chris55. 111. 128 Guerra. Gilda 128 Guerrera, Priscilla 14, 15 Gumas, Edward 128 Guynn, Suzie 128 Hackler. Dana 60. 139 Hackler. Valerie 23. 43. 128. 129 Haley. David 64. 139 Hall. Todd 139. 148 Hall. Jimmy 41. 50.51. 139 Hall. Steve 42 Hall. Tiara 128 Hamilton. John 167 Hamilton. Johnny 113, 128 Hancock. Eneth 29. 128. 142 Haning. Karen 38. 42. 66. 67. 136 Hansen. Christie 46. 49. 128. 139. 143 Hansen. Chuck 14. 15.18.26. 27. 33.49. 55. 67. 78.88.89, 109. 131. 136 Hanson. Kathryn 4. 46. 47 Hanson. William 139 Hardage, Susie 152. 167 Harkins. James 117, 128, 138 Harkins. Joe 63. 167 Harkins, Lacky 139 Harkins. Larry 140 Hamish, Bryan 138 Harrell. April 46. 47. 139 Harrington. Gester 98. 99. 120. 167 Harrington. Terri 52. 80. 139 17 0 Jndex Harris, Lana 43. 128 Harris. Larry 47. 69. 162,167 Harris. Mary 41. 167 Harris. Mike 50 Harris. Shelley 41. 85. 128. 147 Harris. Stephen 96. 140 Harris. Tracy 140 Harrison. Randy 98. 140 Hartford. Deana 30, 41 Hartford. Susan 168 Haseltine, Susan 23, 110, 111 Hathway. Michael 128 Haught. Mark 102. 114. 167 Hawkins. Antoinette 46. 114. 140 Hawkins. Bobby 71.95,96, 118,119. 140 Hawkins. Jimmy 56.96, 128 Hayes. Rhonda 52. 55.81. 128 Headley, Cathy 128 Heath. Sean 96. 108. 109, 140 Heath. Wayne 17. 18. 22. 35.42. 109 Henbree, Dawn 128 Herbert. Meghan 128 Herbert. Shannon 24. 26. 42, 69. 140 Hernandez. Joseph 98. 140 HERO 60. 61 Hervy, Dexter 140 Heskew. Shannon 128. 131 Heston, Rebecca 43. 128 Higgs. Angela 41. 128 Higgins. Tammy 140 High, Keith 41.98. 99. 114. 115,128 High. Maria 102. 103. 114. 115 High, Regina 114 High. Yvette 46. 114, 128 Hildinger. Robert 20. 24. 25. 32.42. 88. 89. 117,140 Hill. Andy 54. 88. 140. 152 Hill. Paul 43. 128 Hinman, Bruce 96, 128 Hinton. Holly 46. 48. 49. 140 Hix, Jimmy 111. 128 Hoerchler, Paul 64, 87 Hoffhine. Charlie 96. 128 Holcomb, Earnice 64. 65. 140 Holcombe. Melanie 49. 128 Holding. Rex 41, 128 Holeman, David 128 Holt. Debbie 112 Holt. Roberta 167 Holt he. John 37.67. % Hopper. Adam 41. 54. 127. 128 Hoppman, John 111 Horton. Steven 96. 128 Houck, Sarah 49. 128 House. Michael 41. 140 Houston. Tammy 140 Howell. Debora 46. 128 Howell. Don Ray 128 Hoyle. Nancy 13. 28. 29.44. 54. 55. 128 Hoyt. Bill 167 Huckaby, Keith 96. 128 Hughes. Crystal 56 Hughes. Tom 56. 140 Hume. Jerri 46,47,58. 140 Humphrey. Lucilia 46. 47.140 ICE 58 Iruegas. JesusJackson. Anna 67. 167 Jackson. Jeff 4.23.32.42.95,96.97. 107, 109, 121. 140 Jackson. Joseph 128 James. Kyle 56.57. 77.95.111. 128 Jarnagin, Eddie 11. 20. 21. 33. 42. 95. 96. 97. 140 Jarnagln. Kim 11. 53. 128 Jeffries, Melissa 41. 58. 140 Jefferson. Deann 159 Jefferson, Kimberly 128 Jenkins. Larry 64. 65 Jewell. Mike 152 JETS 54.55 Jimenez. Melissa 41. 128 Johns, Erica 51. 128 Johnson. Chad 78. 88 Johnson. Darlene 147, 167 Johnson. J. D. 92.93.98. 115.120. 167 Johnson. Maurice 43. 128 Johnson. Melissa 44.45. 140, 148 Johnson. Michael 128, 140, 147 Johnson. Michelle 13.41. 128 Johnson. Tara 60 Johnson. Tiffani 41.43.88. 128 Johnson. Walter 96 Jones, Amy 43. 82. 128 Jones, Brenda 140 Jones, Daryl 42. 69, 140 Jones. Greg 28. 29. 109. 128 Jones, Linda 128 Jones. Mary 128 Jones. Shawnda 60.90.102,104.105,140 Jones, Stacy 102, 128 Jouett, Dawn 46. 128 Journey. Yolanda 41, 92.93, 140 nam Kaminski. David 29. 42. 140 Kaseeska. Nicole 12. 30. 49. 54.55. 140 Kegley. Alisha 116. 128, 129, 133,138 Kendell, Cassandra 66 Kendell. Mike 96. 140 Kendrix, Randy 29. 37.50. 75, 94. 96. 117. 121,140.159, 176 Kendrix. Sharia 116. 130 Kenmore, Shane 115 Kerr. Kristina 56 Kesselring. Kevin 42. 55. 94. 95. 96.97. 109. 138.140.141 Kidwell, Kristi 4. 30. 46. 116. 130, 140 Kiehn. Dr. Ronny 162, 163 Kiehn.Mikell.43. 55.%. 119. 128.133 Killebrew, Robert 58. 167 King. Larry 167 King. Maurice 18. 25.167 Kirby. George 64. 73, 140. 166 Kirby. Scott 75.89.98. 100.121 Kirk. Ryan 49. 74. 140 Klukas. Susan 140 Knam. Eric 48. 110. 111. 140 Knight. Devon 140 Kobierskl. Michelle 128 Koprowski. Jill 37.42. 52.53.65. 142 Kovar, Michele 65. 66 Kupchik, Tracy 32.41.54. 127, 154 Krueger. Joseph 20. 35.42. 49. 121. 154. 159 Lacy. Brad 115. 140.143 Lamar. Roy 160. 161 Lamb. Michael 60. 154 Landers. Amy 128 Lang, Glenda 58, 140 Lang. Steven 66 Lankford. Melissa 42. 49. 140 Latavala. Lora 73. 130 Lavergne, Kevin 9, 64. 154 La whom. Glen 76,130 Lay, Sandra 130 Lay. Steven 64, 140 Lee. Benjamin 48.49. 51. 54.88. 140 Lee. Darrell 62.63. 87. 140 Lee. Jennifer 41. 130 Lehr. Tara 43. 56. 130 Leiser. Keith 64. 154 Leiser. Kenna41, 130 Lemer, Manann 19, 22. 155 Lett. Iletta 167 Letterman's Club 22 Lewis. Leslie 140 Lewis. Patrese 140 Lewis. Ray 130 Leigl, John 14.32.37.49. 74.89. 113.155 Liegl, Sherry 43. 116. 129,130 Lindsey. Gerald 59, %. 115,155 Littlejohn, David 63. %. 121. 155. 176 Liu. Brant 49.51.54. 75.88. 140 Lobaugh. Cynthia 41. 130 Lobaugh. Teresa 41. 155 Lon jin, Carl 130 Loper, Vikki 60. 155 Lopez, Sandra 41, 130 Lovett. Karl 62. 140 Lowell. Elizabeth 26.46.48. 123, 140 Lowey, Ursula 155 Loya, Eddie 155 Luttrell, James 140 Lyman. Curtis 130 A- Steve WcCti ure Morgan, Gyrone 101 Morgan. Tyrone 98. 131 Morrow, Robbie 56. 131 Moulton. Doug 65.66. 142 Muller. Laverne 168 Muller. Matt 56. 131 Mungaven. Lori 92. 93. 155 Myers, Brenda 60. 86 Myers. Dan 56.57. 142 Myers. James 50. 78.82. 111.155 Myers. Jeff 131 Myers. Ron 168 Myles. Demetna 142 Madden. Eric 41.%. 130 Mahan. Brent 130 Maldonado. Joann 41. 130 Mander, Sabrina 48. 116 Marceleno. Cindy 41. 58. 75. 155 Marceleno, Randy 40. 41. 50, 51, 140 Marielli, James 155 Marinelli, Lisa 92. 111. 130 Marsh, Sean 130 Marshall. Cory 56.58. 59.66.87. 155 Martin, Beverly 46. 116. 130 Martin, Charles 140 Martin. Georgetta 14, 15, 37,53,55,116, 147, 155. 173 Martin, Jane 43. 130 Martin, Jay 41 Martin. Kevin 22. %. 115. 130 Martin. Michael 8. 21. 37. 42. %. 155 Martinez. Alisa 54. 55. 102, 104, 112, 130 Martinez. Carlos 168 Martinez. Veronica 130 Martinez, Victoria 58. 155 Massey. Seletta 41. 130 Mason. David 70, 78. 168 Mathis. Brita 130 Maupin. Ron 28.32.36.37.50.59.81. %. 124. 155 Mays, Terry 155 McBride. Ozell 131 McCarley, Ladonna 131 McClain, Aaron 131 McClellon. Wendell %. 115, 131 McClure. Steve 40. 41.48. 134. 140 McConahay. Cynthia 102, 131 McCoy. Kyle %. 131 McDonald, Tonya 92 McElwee, Darrell 58 McElroy. Jim 168 McKenzie. Craig %, 113, 140, 142 McKinley. Michelle 127, 155 McKnight. Dale 140 McLaughlin. Michelle 59. 154 McLaughlin. Sherri 140 McLeod. Jolene 168 McLeod. Kathleen 31.50. 51.52.80. 142 McMican, James 109, 131 Meadows. Doug 56. 131 Meeks. Lisa 131 Meeks. Thor 49. 53. 142 Mendosa. Angie 41. 131 Merrihew, Julie 59. 155 Messick, Dianna 131 Miles. Charles 131 Miller. Christopher 58. 142 Miller. Tanya 50.51.80.142 Milligan. Joy 41. 131 Milner. Staci 43. 54.55. 116,131 Molina. Linda 41. 131 Molledahl. James 60. 73. 142 Montgomery. Carolyn 92 Moore. Andy 41, 131 Moore, Essex 29. 88 Moore, Karen 131 Moore, Misti 131 Morey. Robert 117, 142, 147 Morey. Mark 72. 97. 147. 167 for «2)a« u Ifjewlon Neal, Roderick 64. 86.94. %. 142 Neese. Bradley 143 NeeSmith. Elana 131 Nelson, Larry 131 Nettleton. Nancy 41. 132 Newspaper Staff 52, 53 Newton. Booker 41. 132 Newton. David 64. 142 Newton. Troy 58. %. 97.118. 119.155 Niblett. Craig 56. 142. 154 Norton. Michelle 132 Nunez, Franky 132 Nutter. Duane 155 Oakley. Hazel 168 Ogletree, Walter 168 Ornelas. Andrea 132 Ortega. Mary 65. 73. 130, 142. 166 Ortiz. Lolm 35. 155 Ortiz. Olivia 51, 155 Ortiz. Robbie 132 Overstreet. John 142 Owen. Allen 62.63,81. 142 Oxendtne. Anna Angela pfew Packard. Tammy 13. 46. 53. 54. 55. 85. 142. 77 Jlndex166 Padgett. Stacy 46. 132 Padgett. Stacy M 132 Pal. Chung Yueh 49. 52. 54. 137. 142 Palmer, Christina 46. 47. 49. 132 Pascal. Valence 62. 155 Pate. Jarri 41.49. 142 Patterson. Melissa 25. 33. 38. 42. 53. 78. 144. 156. 173 Patterson, Tiffany 132 Pawfoski. Bernard 142 Pay. Sherri 132 Peacock. Maria 142 Pearce. Debbie 168 Pearce. Sandy 142 Pease. Jimmy 132 Peck. Greg 23. 119. 132 Perez, Loysa 46. 156 Petty. Angela 132 Petty. James 132 Phillips. Charles 62. 66 Phillips, Kevin 58. 156 Pickett. Brad 21.42.97. 142. 147 Pickett. Karen 35. 147. 168 Pike. Mari 41.48. 141. 142 Plnkley.Tonl41.49. 142 Pitzer, Sonja 132 Plew. Angela 132 Plummer. Barbie 30. 44, 45, 143 Polk, John 111 Pollard. Robin 60.82.83. 157 Porter. Kelly 96. 114, 115, 132 Porter. Kevin 96. 113. 115. 142 Preston. Robyn 32. 44. 94 Pride, Dana 41. 143 Prieto. Edward 14. 16.17. 32. 37. 41. 49. 88. 144. 157 Primoli. Dennis 41. 48. 49. 143 Pruitt. Bobby 168 Pruskowski. Sharon 157 Procton. Scott 11.96.119. 143 Purnell. Michael 98. 143 Raiden, Deannia 143 Rankin. Jem 132 Ray. David 17.47.98.99. 132 Ray. JoeUe 130. 138, 143 Ray. John 18. 19.69.88. 113.157 Ray. Mr John 168 Ray. Steve 6. 58.94.%, 119, 121. 157 Ray. Tim 98. 114. 115, 132 Redeker, Jason %. 109. 117, 132. 147 Redeker, Ann 168 Redelsperger. Jon Paul 56. 132 Redman. Dwight 132 Reed. Paul 117. 132 Revilla. Angie 64. 65. 143 Reyes. Mary 116, 132 Rice. James 56. 143 Richards. Betty 44. 45. 132 Richards. David 132. 161 Richards. Marsha 46. 92. 143 Richards. Rodd 62. 63 Richardson. Karen 29 Richardson. Markie 116. 132 Richardson. Shane 48. %. 109. 143 Richardson. Shanyn 58. 59. 116, 143 Richeson, Tommy 50. 51. 55. 98. 100, 143 Rico. Joyce 48. 59. 156 Riggs. Drra 13.36.43.53. 132. 145. 173 Rincon. Arthur 168 Riordan, Kim 132 Rivella, Diane 156 Rivera. Maria 143 Roberson. Marcas 114. 132 Roberson. Stephanie 46. 47, 143 Roberson. Traci 46. 47. 132 Roberts. Chuck %. 115. 168 Robertson. James 62. 109, 143 Robertson. Kevin 63. 143 Robinson. Quinn %, 142, 143 Roblez, Matt 6. 83 Roblez, Salvador %. 108, 109. 143 Rodriguez, Rufus 64. 143 Rogers. Angelia 132 Rogers. Brandi 41, 132 Rogers. Danny 41. 89. 110 Rogers. Michael 63. 167 Rogers. Robert 62. 143 Romero. Frank 132 Romero, Tamml 132 Romines. Tamra 13.41.53. 136. 143. 173 Roper. Doug 132 Roudebush. Kelly 27. 50. 54. 129,133. 144 Rowland, B. F. 168 Royal. Chad 144 Royal. Joe Don 168 Rushing. Kevin 56 Russell. Lori 43. 55. 132 Russell. Dr. Clyde 162 Rustmann, Gloria 25 Rustmann, Trey 1. 24. 42. 43. %. 144 Rydjord, Erica 25. 144 Rydjord. Tim 157 Sager. Shawn 18.41. 157 Sakmari. Elvira 41, 132 Salinas, Rudy 144 Sample. Yolanda 132 Sanchez, Ronnie %. 109, 132 Sanchez. Stephen 58.144 Sanchez. Tim 58. 144 Sanders. Jason 41. 157 Saucier. Denise 40. 41. 94. 144. 166 Scalf, Bethaney 51. 144 Scalf. Leonard 121, 160 Sceals, Lisa 132 Schaffer. Jeff 49. 112.113.121.156.157 Schaper, Tammy 52. 75 Schneider. Lana 82. 144 Schoonover, Bruce 144 Schuck. Robert 49. 52. 132 Schulz, Tami 43. 132 Schumaker. Krista 40. 41.52. 80. 130, 144, 166 Selvtdge. Eric 56.57. 132 Sermons, Jeff 49. 117, 144 Sermons. Timothy 110, 111, 132 Shade. Tonya 156 Schaffer. Terry %. 97 Sharp. Shelley 46. 59. 144 Shaw. Everett % Shaw. Lori 60. 92. 144 Shaw. Willie %. 119. 132 Shepherd. Ronda 4. 11. 18, 20. 25. 27. 32. 42.44. 55. 59. 69. 94. 123. 156 Sheppard, Kristen 116 Sherman, Heather 43. 132 Sherfy, Eric 156 Signorelli. Peter 41, 144 Singleton. Rebecca 41. 73. 79.89. 126, 138, 148.157.159 Simmons. Marcie 46. 144 Simpson. Tracy 121, 144 Sisemore. Kim 53. 132 Sisk, Angie 58, 145 Sisk, Rose Marie 49. 132 Smades. Karen 13. 26. 37. 41. 42. 130. 141. 145 Smiley. Raymon 51, 132 Smith. Bobby 50.51. 58. 119. 157 Smith. Chris 17. 132 Smith. David 16. 42. 112. 113. 134. 145 Smith. Denise 43, 132 Smith. Donna 35. 168 Smith, Jerry 50.95. %. 97. 107, 109. 121 Smith. Marcus 157 Smith. Melody 145 Smith. Mikel 14. 15.21.42. 89.98. 113. 157. 159 Snow, Randy 145 Sololyk. Shalene 53. 132 Sollis. Timothy 17,41.132 Southall. Kristi 110. HI. 132 Spalding. Deborah 43. 132 Spaulding. Richie 43. 132 Spencer. Boone 82, %. 145 Spencer, Harold 163 Spraggins, Stacy 37.42. 46. 145 Sprouse. Danny 132 Stanley. Tamara 78, 157 Stapp. Cari 102. 103, 104. 132 Stayton, Mary 35. 41. 58. 148, 156 Stebelsky, Andria 145 Stebleton, Raymond 44. 145 Stecklow, Jan 129, 135 Stecklow, John 118. 119. 145 Stephens. Chris 145 Stephens. Shannon 17, 119. 156 Stephens, Tom 168 Sterner. Lynnette 126, 135 Stevenson, Dwight 145 Stevenson, Richard 26. 42. 43. 145 Steward, Trease 135 Stonebarger. Tamara 48. 111 Stonebarger. Tony 110, 111, 135, 145 Story. Jill 17.116.124. 135 Storey. Randy 11.%. 109, 114, 115, 121, 145 Strayhorne, Heather 81, 156 Student Council 54. 55 Sullivan. Bobby 29. %. 116. 117, 145 Sustaita, Clifford 135 Sustaita, Yolanda 135 Sutton. Michelle 145 Taff. Cindy 102. 135 Tant. Susan 157 T for Sara Sir omas Tasker, Miko 135 Tate. Freddie 17. 73. %. 109. 121. 157 Tate. Frenetta 46. 135 Tate. Yuka 145 Taylor. Daniel 135 Taylor. Ernest 98. 101. 146 Taylor. Marsha 13,53, 146 Taylor. Matthew 43. 135 Taylor. Sheila 146 Tell. Sabrina 43. 135 Terbush, Margaret 60. 69, 157 Terry. Cornelius %. 109, 135 Terry. Gwendolyn 58. 146 Terry. Kori 50. 51 Terry. Mike %. 119 Terry. Norman 38. 42. 59. 94. %. 97. 119. 121.144, 157 That Altus Band 22. 40. 41.43. 69. 85. 134. 144. 148 Thevenot, Terri 46. 146 Thomas. Brenda 49 Thomas, Jodiann 41.69. 146 Thomas. John Henry 12. 42. 54. 88. Ill, 146 Thomas. Malcolm % Thomas. Nickl 135 Thomas. Sara 13.43. 116. 135. 145 Thomas. Tammy 13. 43. 44. 94. 135 Thomas. Virginia 13. 30. 52. 145. 168 Thomas. William 30. 157 Thrift. Jason 146 Tlnney, Mark 48, 79. 146 Todd. Travis 76. 135 Tolbert. Loryn 23. 41. 110. 111. 135 Tolbert. Theda 146 Tovar. Berto 49. 50. 59.89. 156. 162 Townsend. Pat 63. 98. 114. 115. 156 Travis. Melissa 135 Trevino. Janet 156 Trevino. Shermana 157 Trimble. Belinda 53. 66. 146 Truitt. Leigha 49. 157 Truitt. Pamela 56. 135 Tucker. David 3.4. 18. 19.20.42.69.89. %. 157 Tucker. Michael 18. 50. 81.85. 131, 151. 157 Uptergrove, Tommy 49, 135 Scott Valdez Valdez. Scott. 146 VanOostrum. Amanda 32. 42. 48. 52. 53. 136, 157, 159. 173Varsity Choir 20. 21.35. 42. 43 Vaughan. Traci 16.25. 28. 29.32.33.37. 44.45. 50. 121. 123. 156. 158 Vaughan. Wendi 73. 110. Ill, 135, 141 VICA 58. 59.62.63.64. 65.66.67 Villarreal. Nora 92 VOE 64. 65 Walker. Tiffany 48.51.54.71. 146. 154. 166 Wall. Jason 16. 25.30.42. 134. 146 Ward. Chris 48. 49. 151. 158 Warren. Brad 28. 29.36.50.58. 59. 79.81. 96. 158 Washington, Linnie 41. 146 Watson. Kim 135 Weaver. Mark 64. 117. 158 Weaver. Mary 168 Weber. Kris 13,41.110. 111. 136.146 Weems. Dustin 109, 135 Weems. John 109. 158 Weigel. Matthew 56. 146 Welch. Phillip 146 Wert. Scott 28. 29. 37.50.59. 86. 96. 119. 158 West. Malcolm 98. 101, 115. 135 West. Marcus 96. 97. 135 West. Marilyn 158 Westbrook. John 146 Wheeler. Darris 58. 158 Whetstine, Geela 116, 135 Whisby, Veronica 46. 135 White, Diania 60. 82. 158 White. Mickl 18.66.69. 78. 156. 158 White. Roger 109 Whitson. Sheila 82. 135 Whorton. Shellie 146 Wiginton. Linda 23. 110. 111. 168 Wilcox. Sean 40, 41, 146 Wiles. Bradley 138. 146 Wiles. Kimberly 77. 112. 121. 129. 135 Wiley. Daniel 54. 98. 100, 142, 146 Wilkerson, Brenda 82. 158 Wille. Dawn 41, 146 Willeford, Ty 3.9. 56. 66. 94. 143, 146 Willey. Brett 11.21.24. 33.37.42.55.69. 89.96, 109. 151. 158. 159 Willhoite. Andrew 41. 7 , 146 Williams. Becky 22.59, 158 Williams. Curtis 64. 146 Williams. Eldon 168 Williams. Lorten 41. 112. 146 Williams, Tamara 46, 135 Williams. Theda 146 Williams. Todd 63.98. 101. 158 Williams. Wes 146 Willis. Kimberly 27. 44. 50. 54. 55.81. 123, 124. 146 Willis. Michelle 49. 146 Willis. Todd 113,135 Willsey. John 158 Wilson, Bruce 48. 158 Wilson. Darla 146 Wilson. GayneU 158 Wilson. James 98. 101, 158 Wilson. JiU 146 Wilson. John 41.56.129.135 Wilson. Michelle 60 Wilson. Shawn 78, 135 Wilson. Stephanie 4. 15. 21.42. 69. 78. 116. 117. 136. 158 Wingfield. Norma 59 Winkler. Jill 138 Winters. Jason 117. 135 Winters, Lorin 162, 163 Wolfe. Jill 116. 117. 146 Womack. Angela 46, 135 Wood. Kahla 48. 53.80. 136, 158. 159. 163. 173 Woodridge. Jennifer 43. 135 Wooton. Dawn 135 Workman. Troy 16. 41. 117, 146 Wray. Dr Bennett 35. 163 Wrestling 106. 107. 108. 109 Yamamoto. Nancy 33. 48. 110. 111. 158 159. 173 Yates. Ellen 163 Yates. Millie 168 Yepez. Mary 158 Young. Dalton 146 Young. Erin 73. 124. 135. 145 Young. Gerald 98. 124. 146 Young. Marcie 102, 114 Young. Sonya 102, 103, 135 Young. Tim 109, 146 Yraguirre, Lisa 49. 135 York. Steve 58.59. 127. 134. 146 Zawtcki, Michael 113. 146 Zang. Richard 43. 114. 115. 135 l l ]atter o .5act on CoLpk Volume 54 of the Altus High School Bulldog year was compiled by the yearbook staff. After the final deadline on June 1, 475 copies were published by Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas. The Bulldog uses standard size 8Vi by 11 inch paper. The book contains 176 pages which are printed on 80 pound glossy enamel paper in number one black ink. The total production cost exceeded $15,000 with single copies sold at $20.00. The Bulldog is self-supporting and ads are not sold for funding. Helvetica, Helvetica Standard and Cor- onet Bold are used for headline type. Body copy is set in 10 and 12 points Souvenir with captions in 8 and 10 point. The cover was designed by Melissa Pat- terson and Georgetta Martin. Jck nowfeJ ementi The 1987 Bulldog staff wishes to thank the Altus Times sports department, and Jim Hin- son, photographer, for sports pictures when ours did not turn out. We wish to thank Allen Holliday of Holiday Photography for his time and energy spent on our behalf and the faculty and staff for their support. Nancy Yanamoto receives our gratitude for her hand written copy. Chung Yueh Pai of the Bulldog Collar staff also receives our thanks for his photography assistance. We especially appreciate the administration of the Altus Schools who support every student endeavor, ours included. JUo9 Staff Editor in Chief Amanda VanOostrum Assistant Editor Colette Daniels Organizations Editor Jane Anderson People Editor Kahla Wood Academic Editor Colette Daniels Sports Editor Georgetta Martin Staff Members Melissa Acheson Regina Bagley Kristi Bennett Karla Duke Carla Elston Kim Jarnagin Tammy Packard Melissa Patterson Dara Riggs Angie Revilla Tamra Romines Kim Sisemore Shalene Sokolyk Marsha Taylor Photographers Kirk Atkinson Brandon Briscoe Kris Briscoe Thor Meeks John Weems Adviser Virginia Thomas Yearbook staff members hope that you enjoy your book as much as they did putting together the memories for you. These five members have just fin- ished your book and are happy the job is done. They are Dara Riggs. Tamra Romines, Amanda VanOostrum, Nancy Yamamoto and Kahla Wood. y All v oK But, oh, what 'ss a year it was vJtlt] -tUt wiM W lotwu ( idally UAA td UUp. frt Vxma frAJL o£ d JL -bop K , cluso wu tW )JbL tb wuib’ 'ob tt blu.. qjUAA wr fiAeJ-iv ac fetkWi,) u)t WVe. 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Eac was assigned a poem he she analyzed. Then, a prepared visual presentation was shared with the class. David Littlejohn and Randy Kendrix present Thomas Hardy’s “Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?’’ Happenings such as this made memories of a yea where many great things really happened.Things (Sedt friends (koyfriend-Cjirffriend m ouie D.V. ow Son 9 WIcmoralL WLn.nlAltus High School 864 St ucfentd 201 Seniors 101 Loyd — 100 yir(i 315 juniors 176 boy 4 — 139 yirii 348 Sophomores


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