Ames High School - Spirit Yearbook (Ames, IA)

 - Class of 1978

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3 F e ۴ With colleges cracking down on students who are weak in their writing skills, a new emphasis on writing was adopted by the English department. To guarantee that all graduates have at least had valuable high school exposure to writing, a requirement was added. Under this addition, students must take a semester of composition or writing in either their junior or senior year. Even though this requirement didn't apply to the 1978 graduating class, many seniors took courses that filled this requirement, making it difficult for juniors to take such a class. Two courses were added to accommodate the change. Basic Composition offered some students a strong sense of familiarity with various writing styles. Tim Budnik, a junior who took this basic course, felt it would best match his abilities. He said, ۶'۱ took the easier way, like many other kids.” A course of greater depth into writing was Composition for the College Bound. Here 26 English TU ۵ students were really taught what writing meant! They we re given the types of assignments that college students usually struggle through. Paul Ryan said, ''It should give us a little edge over other students.’’ He went on to explain how this class was ‘‘nitpickier’’ over mechanics than in most English courses. Composition courses weren't the only selections open under the new addition. Creative Writing, Introduction to Journalism and Advanced Journalism which produces The Web, were all offered as in previous years. These classes presented a different kind of writing from the composition classes. Top Right: EMOTIONAL. Rehearsing for a speech contest, Eliot Stadler and Shelly Nims put their feelings into the parts of Caesar and Cleopatra, respectively. Top Left: HEAVY READING. Bob Pederson takes on HAMLET in his free time. Right: A LEPRECHAUN? No, this is Steve Gradwohl helping out in a skit presented in his Honors American Literature class.

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Ca pos, Becky Davis, Joan Ditzel, Kim teve Fuhrman, Mark Fiseus, Mark Karla Fritsch, Ellen Grant, Geoff . Lisa Hofer, Michelle Hanson, Dave Johnson, Jamie Lane, Charles another tune. ` i 5 Upper Left: SAX KING. Don DoBell has a break during a song at the half-time of a basketball game. Left: GO TEAM ROCK. The brass section belts out 2 ي‎ A " Love, Mary Meany, Kathy McDaniel, Debbie Murtha, Lynnette Moore Wally Madden, Bob Martin, Rod MacBride, Troy MacVay, Tammy Ortgies, Kathy Obrecht, Mike Obrecht, Susan Osterman, Lisa Peters Dave Phillips, Peter Pady, Kim Rowley, Tracy Sanders, Laura Trenkle, Susan Tryon, Tom Thornton, Jody Thomas, Paul Torgeson, Jim Twetten, Rob VanderGaast, Lori Voss, ۱:۶6 Loren Wobig, Allan Young, Sara Zbaracki. ABOVE: DRUM SOLO. Dr ummer David Skarshaug beats out an ''awesome' " ' drum solo. Bands 25



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` EA d 1 5 TERT. 5 roe. b ۰ ا‎ i KK A 9 ۱ " EY Qro Chi Ai EN eu. Top: CUNNING CREATION. A piece of rhyming verse is worked out by John McKinney. LEFT: LAST RESORT? The Dictionary found its place in the homework of LeAnn James and Lynda Graham. English 27 1 ` 5

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