Amherst Regional High School - Goldbug Yearbook (Amherst, MA)

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AMHERST REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL UBRARY Amherst. MA 01002 FACULTY Charlotte Halpin William Shakespeare once wrote that “Youth ' s a stuff will not endure. " Obviously, Shakespeare never met Charlotte Halpin. Miss Halpin was teaching English long before most of us were born, and her years of experience are evident in all of her classes. Nevertheless, with each new day she brings to work the freshness and energy of a student teacher. She is living testimony to the plausibil- ity of eternal youth. This year, when we leave, so will Charlotte Halpin. Her gentleness, compassion, and love of life have made an indelible mark on the school, but it goes without saying that once she has left, nothing there will ever be quite the same. He stands at the front of the classroom, thumbs in beltloops, pencil tucked above his ear. His eyes scan the students ' faces while his jaw works steadily on a piece of gum. Slowly, the familiar smile creeps onto his face, much like the smile of a little boy who is about to do something naughty. | You may know him by any one of several names: Tex, I Captain Bob, Colonel Bob, Coughdrop Kelly, ... the list seems I endless. No matter what you call him, though. Bob Kelly is still an extraordinary man. He understands what education should be. In all of his classes. Bob Kelly is a person (no small feat for a high school teacher). He gives his students respect as individ- ual human beings, and he asks only for that same respect in return. Humour and common sense (qualities which are rapid- ly becoming endangered species in the field of education) are injected into all of his lectures, thus making them uncommon- ly tolerable. He has the confidence and enthusiasm of a man who believes in his work, and does it well. In short. Bob Kelly ■ has discovered the secret to his profession. He does not give ' knowledge to his students; he gives them a reason to want to ' learn. Then, he goes about the painless task of showing them how. Robert Kelly Ofe.en3-ls,row0.or)H.Karch.H.Howard,A.Suprenan..2nd.ow(ltor)C EngUsh- Is. row(l to r, ]. BaerX- HalpinJ. Jacobs. 2nd row(l ,o r, B. Minks, L. Coty, D. Ewell, H. Thompson. Bardsley, 1. Matlon. n Guidance- Isl row (1 to r): D. Mellon, J. Palaia, C. Riccelli, M. Bleckwehl, M. Robinson. 2nd row (I to r): L. Vigneault, J. Craig, R. Moyer, E. Bray, P. Kravitz, J. McNally. I ; Math: 1st row 0-r): V. Bastable, L. Preston, M. Fitzpatrick, S. LaVerdiere. 2nd row (1-r); P. Judson, C. Silver, A. Stanne, S. Chapman. M: Secretaries: (1 " 0‘ H. Goddard, D. Wentworth, G. Jenks, A. Modrzakowski, E. Barber, M. Abramson. li UNDERCLASSMEN Sophomores Although it ' s not what we had expected, there ' s a lot to be said in favor of school. While in 9th grade, tales of high school " freedom " drifted to our anx- ious ears, making the drastic move from school to school almost tolerable. We heard myths of gull- ible teachers, but discovered (the hard way) the only gullible ones were us for believing such non- sense. According to Greek vocabulary, we have evolved from first year pioneers, fresh people, to sophomores: " wise and foolish " students. Much more can be said about us instead of glancing at our yearbook pictures! Those photos can be classi- fied as unique, but they ' re not the real us. This school year held many promises from both the other classes and the class of ' 80 (which, no doubt, is the best class) and we intend to follow through with those promises within the next two years at A.R.H.S.! (You see, we do have school spirit!) Lisa Sanchez Soph CC. 1st row (1-r) C. Bonsignore, K. Ryavec, L. McLellan, 2nd row (1-r) B. Houck, K Hultin, P. Venman, M. Chafin. 3rd row (1-r) P. Christiansen, T, Stiles, D. Manjounes, A. Smith, L. LaVerdiere, W. Jones, V. Sammartano. C. Abramson, C Ackermann, R Adams, N Adrian, P. Agustin Irich, K Aldrich, P. ch, D, Alward, T T Bar C. Bar Beauh Jr„ J Banner, R. Bartus, V. C. Bell, E. Benn. Berins, S. Berra, Berry, L Bertrand, P M Bias, R. Bla Garrabrandts Berwald, rnchard, R. A. Bornstein, C. Bouchard, T, Bouchc Boughton, j. Boyle Dt, R C. Brace, C. Brai Brooks. V. Buell, R. Cajolet, R. N Campbell, D. Carlson, P. Carlson, E. Carter, G. Cavanauth. M. Chafin, Chap.n, A Chevan. M. Chajes, S. Chase, J, 9 I J. Chilton. D Chisholm. P Christiansen. C. C. Clapp. C. Cobb. M Cody, D. Dole, M. Como. Copeland. D. Cromack, J. Crotty. C. L Dean, L. Demerath. S. Deroode, A DeSherbinin, P. Dethier. K Donfried, S. Donohue, R. Douglas, D. Drake, L. S. Eagan, T. Eagan, A. Ealy, K Eastman. T. Eddy. M. Edwards. A. Eidt, A. Elder, M Elkins. D. Ewell. J. Fabel, T. Fantini, P. Farmer, D. Feder, L Field. M. Field. M Field, R. Fiorelli, K Fisk, D. R French. man, M Fuller, M 10 B. Gordon. E. Gordon, L. Granfeldl. R Graves, J. Gray, D. C. Hall, J. Halladay, D. Hart, R. Hayes, R. Hertzback. A. Hodgkins, W. Holcomb, J. Holland, J. Holt, D. Hooke. H Hrasna, K. Hultin, D. Hunt, B. Husebyc, J, Kelley. J Kennelly, P. Keyes, C. Kittle, J. Kitlrell, E. Klein. 11 K. Matthews, W. Maxwell. P, Maynard. F, Mazzei, P. McBride. N. McCabe. R. L.McLellan, A. Meade. J. Melnick, T. Mercer, P. Mileszko. M, Mileszko, C. Miller, I. Miller, M Mirequll, E. P Mullin, M Nields, C. Novak, P. Novak, M Oneil. W. Orrell, J. Owen, S. Page, L. Pierce, S. S. Perron, A. Peterson, D. Pion, H. Plattner, M. Plourde. S. Prescott, R. Prince, M Pritchard, C. Progulske, H. Pilch. R. Quarles, R, Read, J Reynolds, j. Reynolds, D. Richards. i ' I j? ' 12 M. Rimbold, C. Roberts, J. Robinson, M Robinson. K. Rohde. P. Routh, J. Ruth, K. Ryavec, J. Salkey, V. Santner, S. Sawicki, K.. P, Schneider. R. Schroeder, B. Schwartzberg, D. Schweizer, W. Sepanek. N. Shippey, A. Silva, G. Skorupski, B. Smith, J. L. Smith, S. Smith, K., Spence, M. Stanne, R, M. Starkweather, P. K, Stockwell, P. Stoneham, C. Slowell, J. K. Su. L. Szlosek, L. Thavfr J. Thelen, R. Therrien, C Thorne, W. Tibbetts. S. P, Venman, P. Vogel, D. Walker. 13 T. Walker, H. Warner, D Warren, F. Washburn, S. A. Waterman. S. Weber, P. Weston, T. Wetherby, P Whitaker. D White. C. Wilkinson, C. Wilson, E. Wilson, W. J. Winters, A. Wojtowicz. J. Wolf, W. Wolf, T. Wortelboer. J, Wyker, M. Yandian, J Yorker, P. Zajicek, D. 14 15 Juniors B Aldrich, J. Aune, R Babb, P. Bak, Baldwin, P. Banks J Banner, R. Barnic Beals, M Belecz, J. Benson, Jr. A Bergquist, R Berry, P Bert, K W Bestor, H Bishop, D. Biz Bonsignore Bikkal, C. zer, R M Boo J Bragg Brehm ichard, E. Bowles, 5, S. Braiinihal, R S. Britt, D. Bromer Brose, S, Buck, R. Buckley L. Callahan, D Campanella, R, Campbell, D Cantor, L, Carey L Carey, R. Carey, D. Chaisson, J. Chalsma, E. Chapin D. Cheyette, J. Chickering, R. Chisholm, P Christiansen, T Chumbley C. Chunglo, F. Cleary, P. Cohen, R. Coleman, G, Como G, Conklin, C. Connelly, R Cook, J. Costigan, D Cote We, the Junior Class, through all of our griping and moaning about school, should really feel privileged. The administration really cares about us. If one looks back, one can see this is true. Their motherly instincts first surfaced when we were sophomores. First, our indoor smoking privileges were taken away - smoking is very bad for one ' s health and they just couldn ' t allow the most promising class to dig themselves an early grave. Then, open campus was moved up a year - we just weren ' t ready to be exposed to the harsh, evil world. Lastly they initiated the pass system: teachers stopped us, looked at our passes and told us where to go (or vice versa). Then we became Juniors - open cam- pus privileges were upped yet another year (they still didn ' t think we could take such heavy vibes). Who knows what our Senior year holds in store for us? But, I ' ll guarantee that when we graduate " this great class of ' 79 " -we ' ll be prepared for anything this world can dish out to us. 16 D. Coulombe, M. Crabtree. A. Cranshaw, T. Cromack, P. Culpepper R. Cuomo, A, Davis, P. D.Atngdi , K. Deets, L. DeiesderrMer P. Denno, A. Depillis, J. M. Donohue, S. Donovan, P. Eagle, J. Elko, H EUhtain, L. Evans, L. Eve M. Filios, C. Fiorelli, R. Fischer, S. Fishman, J. J. Fitzpatrick, T. Fleury, P. Foley, A. Ford, K. Fuller, 5. Fuller, M. S. Gettier, V. Gillespie, S. Gladchuk, C. Glenn, N. J. Gralenski, B. Granfeldl, D. Graves, D. Gray, A. 17 18 K.. Longto, A. Lucas, R. Ludlke, J. Lumley, L. S. Maclosky, G, Maisner, D. Marley D. Martin, A. Massaras, N. Maiheson, D. May, T. McBride McElhiney, M. McGrath, S. McGrath, J. McLellan J McNeal, J. Meade, M A. Miller, D. Miller, M. Mitchell, P. Mitchell, C. C. Moner, J. Monserrate, E. Montague, D. Moodie, H. Norton, B. Oldershaw M. Olds, M. Oliphant, D. S. Patton, E. Payne, L. Pelkey, D. Pham Phuong, T. Pham Phuong Plisko, S. Powers, T. A, Pratt, D. Pritchard, J. Procopio, P Proctor, P. 19 S. Rupp, A. Russell, D. Ryan, D. Sabey, E. Salltey M. Sanchez, R. Sawicki, D. Searle, D. Sears, J. Sebastyn, S. Service, J. Shelby, smart, D, Sleigh, Smith, S. Soltysik C. Spivack, J. Stanne, J. Stapleton, W. Start, J. Stein S. Stein, G. Stelzner, G. Steve, K. Stiles, C. Stockwell G. Stosz, D. Stowell, J. Stratford, P. Sunderland, E. Swafford, G. Sweeney, S. Sze, G. Theilman, L. Thibault 20 M. Woyna r, P. Yakovlev, P. Yaukey, M. Zamora, M. Ziomek, B. Eagan. 21 22 15 ■:f -3 .J ; ' ■ . H 1 H|HS ■B l ! - " ■ [ V(i KJi 23 JUNIOR “Oh, cakes and friends we should choose with care. Not always the fanciest cake that ' s there Is the best to eat! And the plainest friend Is sometimes the finest one in the end! " -Margaret E. Sangster (1894- ) (Please note that the above quotation is completely irrelevant.) The cake auction is always a major success. This is true for many reasons: it ' s held the day before Thanksgiving vacation, it raises hundreds of dollars for the Senior Prom, and over the years we ' ve managed to train the faculty to spend all of their money on one lousy cake. It ' s a wonderful excuse for everyone in the school to eat like a pig and have some fun. John Elko: Class Clown (Boy) If one were to closely examine each of the basic lifestyles which are open to mankind, he would probably find that there are numerous advantages to a life of moderation. Conventional, moderate people tend to create very few waves, thus manage to float through their lives relatively undisturbed. On the other hand, people who are unusual, immoderate, or in any way extreme are constantly at odds with society ' s norms. It is clear that if we had even the slightest bit of sense in our heads, we would all try to become completely ordinary and commonplace. It is our dubious distinction, however, to be members of a rather peculiar species. Invariably, we as human beings thrive upon life ' s extremes. The aspects of ourselves which we value most are those which we consider extraordinary, no matter how impractical they may be. And why not? After all, our smoothest surfaces are also our most boring ones. The crevices, craters, and jagged edges make us what we are. Hopefully, the most prominent of the irregularities for the Class of ' 78 are captured on the next few pages. We are proud to present: THE SENIOR SUPERLATIVES Beth Clapp: Best Manners (Girl) Matt Levinger: Most Argumentative Lily Cade: Friendliest Girl Doug Fredrickson: Class Redneck Dave Eve: Class Outdoors person 26 Donna Lamoureux: Nicest Eyes Nancee Shifflett: Class Freedom Fighter Dawna Feng: Class Class Peter Barr: Contributed Most to Class (Boy) Martha Griswold: Class Artist (Girl) Brian Skelly: Most Talented Boy Adam Berlin: Class Cynic Boy Dave Flood: Class Flirt (Boy) Rich Gere: Most Likely to Insult You Elizabeth Bernhard: Most Sophisticated Girl Nancy Cook: Most Talkative Talli Craig: Class Head (Girl) 27 D Jim Ralph: Least Threatening Diane Damerell: Nicest Smile (girl) Scott McGinn Kathy Carlson: Class Couple Doug Fuller: Least Likely to Hassle You (boy) Paul Klemer: Space Cowboy Donna Reynolds: Foxiest Tom Aczel: Spazz (boy) 28 Joy Dean: Most Likely to Make You Smile Dani Liebling: Most Unconventional Scott Rauch: Most likely to Earn your respect Dennis Stiles; Best Body jenny Lund: Class Clown (girl) Sharon Banks: Shyest Girl Susie Gray; Least Likely to Hassle You Tracy Drew; Class Spazz Sam Hannigan: Friendliest Boy 29 Jeff Lee; Most Likely to Succeed Marty White: Most Athletic Boy John Doleva: Wittiest Jay McConnell: Best Dressed Boy Joe Keenan: Most Personality Dave Snoeyenbos: Most Sophisticated Boy Trish Brand: Most School Spirit Dave Porter: Most Likely to Seduce You Endre Glenn; Foxiest 30 Sean Smith: Best Manners Sherry Collins: Most Athletic Girl Marta Guevera: Class Dancer (girl) Tim Marko: Class Twin Scott Sandler: Class Auto Mechanic 31 m Mark Bizer: Most likely to die with a text book in hand Barbara Gilbert: Most Sincere Suzy Petrizzo; Bottomless Pit Vickie Carey: Secretary John Levin: Most Dramatic Boy David Kim; Shyest Boy Kelley Gallagher; Sweetest J. B. Wyker: Best Dancer Mark Tanner, Alison Hicks: Class Musicians Mary Clark, Susie Sastry: Longest Hair Gretchen VonStaats: Class Auto ! Body Class Partiers: The Whole Class! Kathy Dihlman: Animal Lover 33 Daily Doings Around A.R.H.S. . . . Does spelling count? ' ' You blinked " " No, 1 didn ' t. " I don ' t need a pass! I ' m a teacher! -11 DailirClati Schadula ] 7 7jJO- iSS Homati B MB A A iai A i 1 ii A B C B c ii ft r r-ci C C ID Cl D iCi ft " 1; hfi tnDJL A r. M ’ M 2nd lunch 11:42 C 3 fI. i ‘‘fTi F F " SI :1l 1 J I| li ... F d; F Hiib |[([ G Sp 1 fi iti H fiH H 61 H H ■%; Where ' s your pass? " I will not talk in will not talk in class, 1 will The directions don ' t say which end to light. Ancient Aboriginal calendar, based on the 8 day gestation period of the sacred Crimson Mango Beetle. 34 Of course if the World Trade Ceirter doesn ' t interest you I could get you a Ashtrays have been placed just outside of the main entrance; please use them, great deal on the Brooklyn Bridge ... " 35 A thing of beauty is a joy forever. t Good things come in threes. Hurry up and take the picture! 1 can ' t smile forever! Some people can smell a camera a mile away. Merry Wives of Wirrsor Ma, he ' s making eyes at me! It ' s okay Randy, Someday you will be big and strong too. There ' s a small brown house in the parking lot with it ' s lights on. Catching 40 winks between class. Eek! a mouse! " in the cauldron boil and bake, tail of newt and eye of snake " . . . But I can ' t play for your team, Mr. Knee- land, it ' s time for my nap. " No, 1 always knew it could talk; it just never said that before. 37 an Taxi Service? Come quickly! It ' s almost mid- night. Of course we breathe. Where did you hear that? What do you mean I haven ' t got a leg to stand Dirty looks, all I get is dirty looks! If she keeps pointing that finger at me I ' m Okay, guess which can the soda ' s under, going to bite it off One . . . two . . . three . . . It ' s Howdy Doody time! We always look this way in the morning. What would Anita Bryant say? Flying high. You mean I don ' t look enthralled? Look nonchalant, here comes Potts. Would you be my friend? But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? WOMDBI vaJHA- ' T S DOi oG FRIPAV 40 Goldbug Staff Goldbug Staff - 1st row (1-r); B. Derby, B. Lieberman (ed), D. Rierrrer, T. Aczel, D. Kim. 2nd (1-r) P. Barr, A. Paul (ed), D. Feng (ed.), R. Smyser How unlauded are the Yearbook staffies! How difficult and essential are the en- deavours of theJaceless ones. Their pur- pose is clear; To record our formative years in pictures and words that will outlast the ravages of balding. There are many who would see their ef- fors thwarted: Malevolent creators of deadlines. Recalcitrant photographers with faulty developers, and the minions of scholar- lydom that refuse to be identified. All these and more rise to halt produc- tion but our staffies persevere and pro- duce! And for what reward? What are the staffies ' first thoughts upon completion of the book? What are they ever, but " Now, for next year ' s Goldbug ... " The hardworking, hard selling business staff. 42 The Outing Club The Outing Club is an organization that requires little more than a liking of the out- doors to become a member. However, in or- der to become a " Hero " one must learn to crack jokes after walking 20 miles in wet boots, to smile at the thought of the wet down sleeping bag hopefully still tied to the pack, and to laugh at the idea of eating con- fetti rice for the third night in a row . . . Outing Club - 1st row (1-r) - D. Snoeyenbos, R. Smyser. 2nd row - C Camp, G. Leadbetter, L. Douglas, J. Fabel, L. Callahan, D. Silvers, C. Stallings, L. Jarmon, M. Kobin, D. Bizer. 3rd row - D. Levinger, D. Hooke, E. Snyder, O. Club, P. Sunderland, E. Aitken. 43 The Theater You are there On the stage near enough to touch them, these performers. Reach out your arm .... Yes, you are at the Theater Co. ' s 1st production. You feel as if you were on a merry-go-round. This is Meg Gage ' s 1st time as director. You cringe as the ambitious adolescents struggle through the lines. It is over. No major disasters. A sigh of relief. You were there. You were at . . . The Good Person Of Setzuan. J Thealer Company Sorry Wrong Number concerns an in- valid woman whose sole comfort is her telephone. One day, while making one of her numerous calls to her husband, she interrupts another line and overhears a murder plan. Shocked, she phones police and operator, but nobody is interested. She finally becomes so hysterical that she calls up a hospital in order to get a nurse for the night. As it turns out, she gets murdered by her husband! The di- rector and actors worked well together, using improvisation, creating an atmo- sphere of creativity and hard work. Air Raid, by Archibald Ma- cliesh is a verse play. Appro- priate movement was used to enhance the poetic language. The cast was extremely sup- portive to each others ' roles, providing a close feeling. It was very successful produc- tion and an enjoyable learning experience. Oedipus Rex, an edited version of Sophocles original, was a demonstration of the viability of tragedy as a high school theatrical form. It is equal- ly a demonstration of the capabilities of students, with no experience in acting since elementary school, who care to pull together and pull off some- thing of this technical magnitude. The camaraderie evident throughout the rehearsals and into the per- formance itself was the most rewarding of all. The Tri 46 S Formal Music Orchestra Chorus Jazz Workshop Chorale At A.R.H.S Our Symphony Band distin- guished itself this year during its seven public performances. The new " band labs " proved to be of great value in preparation for these concerts. Individual e fforts placed 10 members in the West- ern District Festival at U.Mass, while others performed with M.Y.W.E., Springfield Y.P.S., P.U.S. and the All State Festival. Part of the Symphony Band Our Brass Ensemble initially began as a non-performing group but through the en- thusiasm of its members, became a very often heard ensemble. Under the able student lead- ership of Martin Fugman they played on the Amherst Common, student recitals, assem- blies and full music department functions. Biology Club 1st row (1-r) A. Hasbrouck, L. MacDonnell, J. Holt. 2nd row (1-r) T. Martindale, G. Bishop, F. Hart, S. Bergquist, C. Stallings. Ham Radio-lst i Krotkof. . Banner, R. Annable, L. Delesdernier, P McBride, S. Lambert, P. German-American Partnership - 1st row (1-r) C. Brose, G. Steinmeyer, A. Peterson, H. Kitchell, 2nd row Runes 1st row (1-r) C. Spivak, H. Claunch, M. Dodge 2nd row (1-r) G. Motts, M. Soltisyk, A. (1-r) E Kastner, D. Silvers, L. Goldberg, J. Ruth, P. Schneider, J. Chilton, I.. Schneider, D. Hooke, S. Hasbrouck, J. Brehm, E. Aitken, L. Crouse, A. Hicks. Timmerman, W. Jones. The program is an annual exchange between families and schools in Am- herst and in Bensberg, Germany. During ' 77 ' 78, the 2nd group of students from Germany was hosted at ARHS for 3 weeks. The Alex Wilce Fan Club and the Literary Magazine are composed of occasionally dedicated students who produce the school ' s exercise in " cul- Artroom Upstairs - 1st row (1-r) - T. Eagan, P. Farmer, R Schroeder, S. Patton, S. Perchemlides, S. Service, G. Foster, 2nd row (1-r) S. Fishman, S. Rupp, A. Silva, K. Schumer, J. Boyle, R. Boughton, M Belecz, 3rd row (1-r) L. Turcotte, C. Pi-Sunyer, T. Bryant, G. Leadbetter, G. Brace, B. Hillard, J. Mann, J. Palmer, S. Berra. The art room corridor-ites have been legitemized. They ' ve been rescued and adopted by Blanche, who, taking pity on their cold noses and frequent trips to Mr. Potts ' office, has given them love and affection, and an opportunity to vent 50 their creative ideas on the walls. They are now established in the top of the art room; come to relax, play some records or a favorite musical instrument. Mexican Partnership Program: 1st row (1-r) J. Meyers, P. Stevens, C. Grice, D. Chapman, P. Halpin, D. Marley. Carol Grice, Pati Halpin, Deirdre Marley, Janet Meyers, Pam Stevens and Ms. Chapman, in conjunction with The Experiment in Int ' l Living began a partnership program with the city of Morelia, Mexico. They lived with a Mexican family for a month and will host a Mexican student in their homes in the summer. Charlie Walls Fans: B. O ' Connor, A. Wentworth, J. Doleva, S. Hannigan, C. Allen, R. Gere, C. Peer Counselors - 1st row (1-r) A. Bryant, A. Robinson, R. Torres, J. Yorker, C. Riccelli, A. Aune, W. Bestor, L. Dickson. 2nd row - S. Wiggins, S. Skelly, A. Lucas, D. Cheyette, L. Lister, S. Plattner. 3rd row - C. Thompson, J. B. Wyker, J. Jackson, M. Jones, B. Thompson, J. McNeal. Rod Gun - C. Fleury, S. Maisner, M. LaClaire, R. Rikos. 2nd row - F. McKemmie, T. Fleury, D Frederick, P. Perchek, G. Jenks, J. Keedy, F. McGray. Hunting and fishing, while enjoying the great outdoors, has again been the Rod and Gun Club ' s fortfe. Paul Perchak did the cooking under the careful direction of co-Presidents Bob Recos and Frieda Howard, while Steve Maisner and Chuck Fleury kept records. Pep Club - 1st row (1-r) C. Bouchard, S. Smith, T. Eddy, M. Reske, L. Lego, C. Novak. 2nd row (1-r) G. Brown, J. Dincause, B. Oldershaw, J. Elko, D. Chaisson, V. Carey, L. Frost, B. Jenks, T. Foley. 3rd row (1-r) C. Culpepper, P. Robinson, K. Aldrich, L. Szlosek, L. Carey, C. McKrutsky, C. Stole, S. Britt. 4th row (1-S) K. Aldrich, A. Wojtowicz, D. White, N. Wheeler, B. Quinlan, J. Fitzpatrick, K. Dieets, D. Marky, K. Drake 51 4 Debate: 1st row (1-r) D. Schweitzer, B Schwartzberg, A. Wilce, B. Plisco. 2nd - J. Lawall, J. Fabel, J. Smith, D. Student Council - 1st row - D. Feder, D. Porter, D Chisholm, A. Russell, B Schwartzberg 2nd row - J. McNeal, P. Barr, J. McLellan Workstudy 1st row (1-r) R. Boden, M Vassallo, B Aldrich 2nd row - R. Coleman, D. Cohen, R Prince, L. Evans, V. Carey, L. Frost, L. Carey. 3rd row - P. McKemmie, D. Hodgkins, J. Sevoian, M Woynar, D. Reynolds, D. Frost, J. Costigan. Social Concerns 1st row (1-r) L. Piscioneri, D. Miller, R Berra, J. Brehm. 2nd row - D. Liebling, K. Forsyth, M. Gage, A. Aune, D. Widenfeld, P. Klemer. 3rd row - J. McNeal, L. Lister, D. Cheyette, B, Granfeldt, B. Tikos. These Senior members of the Robert Frost Chapter of the National Honor Society were chosen on the basis of their grade-point average including grade nine through the first semester of their Junior year. In addition, they were affirmed by their teachers to have a positive attitude of service to their school. Annually, two members are nominated for national scholarships, the induction ceremony for Junior members is carried out, and, usually, funds are raised for a scholarship given at graduation. 52 Int ' l Sludenls - 1st row (1-r) - P. Pham, R. Modanzeg, N. Nguyen, J. Wang, S. Wang, O. Oni, C. Wang, 2nd row - D. Pham, A. Baston, D. Rosario, R. Ocasio, S. Sze, L. Froning, B. Husebye, J. Kastner, M. Tufmann. The International Students Club was formed three years ago as a social organization for second language students. The students plan a variety of activities each year that include international suppers, out- door sports, ping pong games, and field trips. At least six different countries are represented each year, and American students are often involved in the club ' s activities. SENIORS A Love Letter to the Class of 1978 On the surface, the Class of 1978 is indistinguishable from any other graduating class in the last ten years. Aside from the notorious " Booster Day Bonfire " , all of our class activities have been exactly the same as everyone elses ' . Even our year of graduation seems to lack importance. Can you think of a year which is clearly less significant than 1978? It has no presidential elections, ... no Olympics, ... it isn ' t even a leap year. When you tell your grandchildren that you graduated in 1978, do you suppose that they will be impressed because it was two years after the bicentennial? To most people, the Class of 1978 would seem to be mediocrity incarnate, . . . but WE know better. This year ' s seniors are more than just your classmates: they are the friends, enemies, lunatics, lovers and fools who have shared and shaped your life for four long years. They are truly amazing people, and there are parts of you which will always be theirs, and theirs alone. So when the slightly tattered brick building on Triangle Street has spewed you forth for the final time, and you go out into the world to do what you will with your life, try to remember this: no matter what else 1978 may or may not have been, it was our year. By any fair standards, that ' s special enough. -Jeff Lee Seniors In The Past . . (l-r) - J. Keenan, D. Dowell, J. Levin, D. Ziff V. Gordon P. Baker D. Eve P- Klemer ;rminio agustin BRIAN ALDRICH 1,2,3,4, Track 1, French Cl 1, Goldbug 3,4, Graphic 4, Theater Co. 2,3,4, Charlie Watts Fan Cl 56 DAVID CHEVAN - Cross 59 DARLENE COULOMBE - French Cl 1, Gymnastics 2, Tri S 4, St. Brigid ' s Youth Planning ALICE COTY Board, St. Brigid s folk Group. SABINA COURNOYER NANCY COWLES TALLI CRAIG PETER CROUSE GREGORY CUOMO TIMOTHY CURRAN DIANA DAMERELL NATHANIEL DAVIS JOY DEAN - Field Hockey 2, Soccer Girls (Classical) 3, Band, Chorale 4, Orchestra 3, Marching Band 3, Taught Sun- day School 2,3,4, Church Youth Gr 1,2,3, Dance Eurythmics 4, Pep Band 1,2,3, Cote Comm. 1.2.4, Advanced Child St. 4. PATRICIA DEANGELIS 60 LANCE DICKSON KATHRYN DIHLMANN Advanced Child Study, No. East Morale Repres., Shutes- bury Mt. Uurel Ri ders. JOHN L. DOLEVA - Football 1, Class Pres. 4,Etnployed at College Drug, ARA Nat l Park LISA DONAHOE ing Cl 4, Band 1,2, 4, Museum Guide Deerfield Inc. - Rod Gun DOUGLAS FREDERICK Cl. 2,3,4. LAURA FROST - Workstudy 62 ENDRE GLENN - Football 1,2,3,4, Track 1,2,3,4, Naviga- NANCY GONTER 4, Goldbug 4, Orchestra 1,2, Tri S 4, St. Brigids Youth Gr 4, TOM GRAVES - Baseball 1, 63 Captain. LINDA HILLENBRAND BRYAN HILSON 64 LORI JARMON - Track 2, Chorale 4, Chorus 3, Nat l Horr- or Society 3,4, Outing Cl 3,4, Theater Co. 4, HASHOMER HATZAIR (Int ' l Jewish cultural Political org.). Photography, GARY JENKS DEBORAH JOY JOHNSON - Swimming 4, Cheerleader 1,3, (hockey capt.), Goldbug 2, Pep Cl 2,3 (pres.), 4, Tri S 2,3,4, Sen- ior Core Comm. 4, Navigators 2,3,4. LYNDA JOHNSON JAY JOHNSTON DONNA JONES - Swimming 3,4, Chorus 1, Goldbug 3, Tri S 3,4, Thurs. nite bowling team w friends. KEITH JONES JA.MES KEEDY DIANE KELLEY CINDY KELLY - French cl 1, EDMUND KEYES II Goldbug 3, Pep Cl 3, Work- study, McDonald ' s 3,4, UMass DAVID KIM - Baseball 1.2, Ice Hockey 2,3, Soccer 1, Tennis Charlie Watts Fan Cl. 3,4 Am- 65 THERESE KLEKOTKA MICHAEL KNIGHTLY - Base- gious Group) 3.4 STEVE KRAVETZ shire League 4, C.W.F.C. 3,4, Rainbow Bridge 3,4, Boy s slate MICHAEL LEGARE SALLY LEMERIS DANIELLA LIEBLINC DAVID LITTERER - Theater Co. 3,4, Computer 1,2, Church member, Sur Trek welcomittee. JAY LUMLEY TIMOTHY MARKO TOBY MARTINDALE BRIAN O ' MALLEY - Band GARY ORRELL 1,2, 3,4. ater Co. 2,3, Charlie Watts Fan Cl. 3,4, Class Off, MWAY, ployed t SeWen Lobby 1,2,3, Pep Cl 1,2,3, 4, Tri S 69 SUZY PETRIZZO - Bsktball PAUL PERCHAK - Rod Gun 2,3,4, Softball 1,2,3,4, Volleyball Cl 3. TOM PETERSON 3,4. ANDREW PICCUS DANIEL PION SCOTT PLOURDE CHERYL RESKE - U S. Dept. of Agriculture - (work) DON REYNOLDS DAVID RIEMER - " Gone to for ' kLwledge ' - Goldbug 4. AV Cl 1. AMELIA ROBINSON GILBERT ROSS JAMES SCHAFER - Track 3. 72 MICHELE SOLTYSIK - Art Cl 1, Cross Country 1, Skiing 1, Soccer 1, French Cl 2, Gymnas- tics 1, Literary Mag 1, N.H.S. 1, Orchestra 2, Playing Cello, Reading, Literary Cl., French GEOFFREY SPRAGUE - Art Cl., Running and Skiing. 2,3,4, Tennis, Skiing, Hiking. CASSON STALLINGS - Swim- ming 1,2,3,4, Biology Cl. 3,4, Jazz Workshop 3, Outing Cl. 2,3,4, Cote Comm. MARK STEDMAN - Soccer 2, Band 1, 2,3,4, Otch. 1,2,3, Band Lite 1 (4), American Legion Bu- glet 2,3,4, Pep Band 1,2,3,4, Brass Choir 4, District Band 2 CAROL STEIN - Goldbug 3, Pep Cl. 3. GEOFFREY STEIN - Skiing DENNIS STILES - Baseball 1,2, JANE STRATFORD MICHAEL SUZUKI Football 1,2,3,4, Ice Hockey 1,2, Goldbug 3,4, Student School ERIC SWANSON - Cross SARAH SYED MARK TANNER - 1st cellist - 1977 All-Eastern Otch., Mass All-State Orch. ' 75- ' 78, Pioneer Valley Symphony ' 76- ' 78, Com- puter Concert Cellist ' 78- ' 78, Mathletes (Cap.) ' 77. 73 LORI THAYER - Goldbug 1 CHERYL THOMPSON AMY THORNTON PAM THORNTON ROBERT THRASHER - Cross Country; 3, Amherst Explorer Post SS7 V. P. 1 B ' 1 V. W : iu 1 ' LISA TOWSON CAROL VANDERZWAAG - Bsktball 1, 2,3,4, Field Hockey 1,2,3, 4 (Capt.4), Softball 1,2,3, 4, MICHAEL VASSALLO - Work MICHAEL VOLPE 74 CAITLIN VON SCHMIDT - " To hell with my sophisticated Carton Bsktball team 4, Yodel- A-Day Cl 4, The Martha Gris- wold Fan Cl (Pres.) 3,4, Broken CRETCHEN VON STAATS - Bsktball 1, Work Study at Fen- I ANDY WENTWORTH - Fool- ball 3, Band 1,2, N. H. S. 3,4, JOHN WARRINER - Ham Ra- Band 1,2, Charlie Watts Fan Cl., KIM WARREN - Rod Gun Cl. 1,2,3,4, Amherst Drink- Honorary Member Six Footers Club 2,3,4. ing Team 1,2,3,4. BRENDAN WATT MICHAEL WEAVER Club NANCY WERNER MARTIN WHITE, JR. SHANNON WHITTEMORE - BRIAN WILLIAMS Bsktball 1, Softball 1, Work JUDITH WOLFE JOHN WYKER - Collegium Chorale 2,3,4, Chorus 1, Jaza Workshop 4, Outing Cl 4, The- ater Co. 1,2,3, 4, Peer Counselor 4, Valley Light Opera Co. 3 yrs., Daniel Shays Rebellion (Sum- DAVID YANDO - Lacrosse 2,3,4, Chorus 1,2, Goldbug 2,3,4, Peer Counselor 4 75 Seniors In The Future? Bread commercials call these the " formative years " , the all-important 4 years where you became what you will most likely remain. What will your group be doing 20 years from now? The sports figures will be intimately acquainted with daytime t.v. They will be forever brooding over the football teams ' inability to win. And the soccer team will wonder why their cam- paign to seduce the field hockey team worked, and wishing it hadn ' t. The intrepid Outing Clubber will spend much time in the shrink ' s office for always sleeping with his pack. The cheerleaders fate is immense surprise that their fired antics didn ' t get them more fellas. The Social Concerns groupies and the Tri-s ' ers share a similar fate - that of spreading the glori- ous new ways of locking in freshness among her fellow man . . . ah, woman, . . . ah, person? The car freak will end up spending all of his rent money on souping up his possessions; his toothbrush, his refrigerator, his wife. . . . The artist will change very little. Even in High School their artworks looked like they were made by blind dwarfs with epilepsy and sleeping sick- ness. . . . And everyone knows where that Artroom crowd will end up? 77 SPORTS Although the Football Team didn ' t Volleyball 1st row (1-r) N. Ball, Debbie Shearer, L. Field, W. Holcomb, A. Brose, M. Risnick. 2nd row - J. Chalsma, D. Stockwell, H. Warner, P Eagle, D. Sabey, S. Perron. 3rd row - A. Bergquist, G. Maisner, E. Snyder, D. Kundert, N. Jackson. The varsity Volleyball Team of Sherry Collins, Nadine Jackson, Ellen Snyder, Gustavo Guevera, Shu Shen Sze, Gail Maisner, Suzie Petrizzo and Diana Kundert had a very successful season running their record to 24 wins, 2 losses. They captured the Franklin County League Championship and the Western Mass. Champion- ship with some thrilling plays by the serve, set and spike offense. Sherry Collins and Nadine Jackson were named to the all Western Mass. All-Star Team. The team proceeded to the State tournament which they won by total forfeit. All other schools refusing to take the court over a controversy on the net height and the participation of boys on our team. The J.V. team also had a winning season with a record of 10 wins, 2 losses. They placed 2nd in the Franklin County League. 82 Girls Swimming 1st row(l-r) - M. Field, S. Hastings, K. Gallagher, L. McClellan, A. O ' Byrne, R. Read, P. Aldrich. 2nd row (1-r) - M. Demott, L. Fraizer, D. Jones, K. Clark, B. Ostendarp, L. Cunningham, D. Simanski, J. Boluch, K. Tauer, M. Mireault. 3rd row (1-r) - J, O ' Donnell (coach), A. Meade, T. Bak, P. Halpin, A. Fredrickson, A. B. Peterson, D. Chisholm, M Halpin, . Riley (coach). The Girls ' Swim Team had a successful year, with a 10-5 record. They placed 2nd in B division, 2nd in the Columbus Day relay, and 6th in Western Mass. There were 9 school records broken or tied by D. Chisholm and 4 by P. Ostendarp. The relay team of D. Chisholm, B. Ostendarp, A. Peterson, and A. Fredrickson broke the Medly record. They are looking forward to a B division next year. The Boys ' Swim Team finished the season with a 7-7 record. The fearless swimmers and divers were led by Cap- tains Steve Peene, Nancee Shifflett and Richard Gere (the trio who consistently brought in the points to help the team along). Making up the rest of the squad were swimmers Dan Richards, Tom and Will Matlack, Ted Clark, Jeff Gould and Diver John Holland. Points were obtained most- ly by the tri-c aptains with multiple 1st places in the back- stroke and individual medly by Peene, in the distance events by Shifflet and in the diving (undefeated!) and sprinting freestyle events by Gere. Pressure and competi- tion is nothing new to the swimmers who have won 2 championships in the last 3 years and last year finished, as a team, 6th in the New England meet. n 1st row (T-r) D. White, R Tudryn, J. Gray, C, Progulski, M Kim. 2nd row (1-r) C. Clapp, T Hultin, K. LaVerdiere, C. Vanderzwaag, S. Cettier, H. Norton. 13-1-3 overall, 11-0-3 in the league, certainly the sign of an impressive season. But the ' 77 Field Hockey season was much more than a bunch of new records. Sure we were undefeated in the Franklin County League, and we made it to the finals of the West. Mass. Tourney. Out of 17 games, 14 were shutouts. We scored 49 goals against our opponents, and goalie Cindy Clapp allowed only 3 against us. The highlights of the season, however, were just as much off the field as on. The breakfast at Hojos, the party at Karen ' s, the soccer team, the FOOD. On the field, our season was highlighted by a 3-0 win over Frontier, a 4-0 win over Mohawk and 3 excellent tournament games. Tudryn, Kim, Hultin and Norton contributed the punch to our scoring drives, but everyone was in on the glory. At the Greenfield game even Gettier got a goal. The game immediately stopped for a party. However, despite several futile attempts Carol VanderZwaag was unable to score. She still blames her failure on Sheila ' s eternal giggling. Face it Carol, you ' ll always be a fullback. Our halfbacks LaVerdiere, White and Progulske were all over the field, but the forwards didn ' t mind. The only thing that could have made the season better would be that Marge had seen at least half of our goals. Keep on puffing Marge! Seriously though, lots of thanks to Jane Keyes for her help, and congratulations to her second place J.V. ' s. And the there ' s Kelly! This years ' Hockey Team had a fine season. We finished with a record of 11-10-1 overall and 11-7-1 in our league, this was good enough for second place but our success dind ' t come easy. Our story is one of misery and sleepless nights, of getting up at 4:30 to make it to practice. There were times when the only things that kept us going were swiss rolls and Great Gazov. Although we were always a team many individ- ual performances helped our cause. Like Wild Willie in the nets playing like " the rock of Gibraltor. " And Lam who played his little heart out with soft and quiet inspiration from his father in the stands. And our team leading defenseman Chip Campbell, who always tried his best not to do smellies on ibity-bibities. But we couldn ' t have made it through the year with out a lot of comic relief which was provided by some eally prime varsity and decent sophomores; you can ' t mention comedy on the team withut including Jaques Pelham, our own fall-down comic. For those of you who never saw us, it ' s too bad, for there will never be another team like this! 85 86 The Girls Gymnastics team finished another successful season with excel- lent efforts from all varsity performers and a set of broken uneven bars. This years squad was led primarily by seniors Tracy Drew, Alice Coty, juniors Becky Ludtke, Mellisa Kim and sophomore Sonia Krotkov, along with excel- lent efforts from sophomore Patty Lamoureux, and 8th grader Tina Curran. We will always remember . . . Spim the mighty bar breaker. . . . Rete doing her finger exercises for the crowd . . . and no one will forget the curse of the Dolt . . . But will anyone ever know exactly what that hot dog stands for? The Boys ' Basketball Team, playing in a new league for the first time, continued its tradition of winning basketball. Led by Captain Greg Cuomo, the " Hurricanes " finished in a tie for 2nd place in the Valley Wheel and had an overall record of 12 and 8. Excellent games against Longmeadow and Putnam were the highlights of an exciting season. Varsity. 1st row (1-r): A. Jacque (Asst. Coach). M. Volpe, G. Cuomo (Capt.), J. Harris. T. Graves, T. Styspeck, Coach. 2nd row (1-r): J. Boden, S. Rauch, M. White, D. Fleming, J. Ralph, B. Carey, J. McLellan, L. Ralph. 3rd row (1-r): T. Dapprich, G. Mann. Girls sports at the High School certainly had a good year in ' 77- ' 78. The Girls ' Basketball Team followed in the footsteps of the field hockey and volleyball teams in capturing the league championship. Much of our success as a team we owe to Coach Missy Shea, who, in her first year as a varsity coach, led the team to a very successful 19-1 season record (not including tourna- ment play). Miss Shea did a fine job of putting together 4 sopho- mores, 4 juniors, and 4 seniors to get a team that really clicked. With such strength as a young team, Amherst is looking forward to a promising season next year too! This years ' team was aptly led by senior co-captains Ellen Snyder and Karen LaVerdiere. Other seniors on the team were Carol VanderZwaag and Sherry Collins, a high scorer on the team. The Juniors included Gail Maisner, Ro Tudryn, Sheila Gettier, and Kelly Nerbonne, all of whom saw varsity action this year and should be strong contenders on next years team as seniors. Sophomores on the team included Nadine Jackson and Cindy Clapp. This young pair led the team in rebounding and dumped in a lot of baskets between them. Other sophomores were Jenny (Thunder) Gray, who saw a lot of playing time, and Wendy Wolf. Carol Progulski and Debby White were also members of the WMASS tournament squad. The Wrestling Team did surprisingly well this year. They finished up at 11-6 up from 3-13 last year. They also finished 3rd in WMASS up from last years 6th place finish. Outstanding performances from Jim Scanlon, Jim Keedy, Vin Gillespie, Steve Whitney and John Elko helped them to again 3rd place and almost 2nd place in WMASS. Steve Bercovitch expects almost a full team back again next year. Juniors Mark Olephant and Gary Stotz along with Whitney show good promise next year. Wrestling - 1st row (1-r) - J. Elko, D. Reynolds, M. Oliophant, B. Filios, D. Thelen, S. Whitney. 2nd row (1-r) - S. Bercovitz. J. Boucher, V. Gillespie, J. Scanlon, J. Keedy, G. Stotz. II Lest we forget . . . The Cheerleaders stir up our spirits! Basketball (Var) - 2nd row(l-r) P. Lamoureax, B Baldwi M Ruskie, C. Mokrzecky, T. Foley Hockey - 2nd row(l-r)L.S; - C. Novak, S. S ek.T.Eddy.A.W, h, C Bouchard. A Tribute To Sports n The Music Man There was no trouble when River City came to the high school in February this year. 126 students took part as orchestra, crews and a cast of stubborn lowans in this musical celebration of American small town humor and spunk. The Music Man. Harold Hill and Marian the librarian dazzled large audiences with their unlikely love story in perfor- mances of remarkable intelligence and balance. The large spirited cast brought rave reviews for its en- thusiastic, controlled creativeness of singing, danc- ing River City townsfolk. The performance left ev- eryone singing and looking forward to next year. Comes To Town Tim Leary? Sure I know him Take that, you One, two, cha, cha, cha. Would you buy a toy car from this man? Up to trouble? Oh, no, never! Parting is such sweet sorrow. You sure Dizzie Gillespie Of course it ' s porn! Next stop: Cosmopolitan centerfold. 94 Put all your marbles in the middle Monkey see, monkey do. Where ' s Angel 3? Two Views Of A.R.H.S The A.R.H.S. Po Whenever you visit a foreign country, you should remember two things: learn the language and don ' t drink the water. Our high school is like a foreign country (a small Latin-American military dictatorship with slavery as an economic base?), so if you ever come back to visit, all you will need is this book and a water filter! Or you could just take the book and die of thirst. Or you could just stay away, because no one wants to see your face anyway. Alternate Learning Program: foolishiiess several major dieties in the Senior religion to whom the fertility nonsense, farce, sham, (see also " Drop add dedicated, (see also " Six-pack”) form " ) Homeroom: a state of consciousness between deep sleep and irreversable coma, after marked by the imaginary sensation of wild screeching noises called " morning announcements " . Faculty lounge: location where vile, hideous, immoral activities takes place, (see also " Opiumden " and " Black hole of Calcutta " ) Fire drill: a confusing phrase be- cause of its double meaning. May be translated either as " Godsend " or " frozen alive. " Intern: a serious mental disorder af- flicting a small percentage of the population. Difficult to diagnose be- cause symptoms may be similar to those of other psychoses, (see also " paranoid schizophremic " and " delu- sions of grandeur " ). Locker: sanitary landfill area and text- book burial ground. Lunch line: endlessness, infinity, unbounedness. Monday: the day of the Walking Dead, (see also " Hangover " ). Spring Semester: the season of revelry and celebration for the senior tribe. Also a fj urpose of separation from society, rather than rehabilitation, term used as a synonym for freedom, (see also " Joy of Cooking " ) If you spend a bit of time observing human be- ings, you will notice that they do a lot of very foolish things. One of these is putting together high school yearbooks. The amount of time, effort, and care that goes into this activity is amazing, especial- ly when you consider that no yearbook is ever a true success. After all, what you ' re really trying to do is recreate the people that you love with a couple of snapshots and a few well-chosen words. No other undertaking could be as perfectly designed to fail. However, just because yearbooks can ' t do what we would like them to do doesn ' t mean that they ' re never worthwhile. One day, this book may help you regain the memories that will have been worn away by time. You ' ll probably stumble across it in a long forgotten corner of some dusty old shelf. As you flip through the pages, you may sigh, . . . smile, . . . laugh, ... or perhaps even cry. Yes, all of it will still be a foolishness; but what harm is there in being a little bit of a fool? -Jeff Lee Credits: Coldbug ' 78 Cover: Rob Smyser Endsheets: Martha Griswold Title Page: Rob Smyser Faculty Divider: Ron Lee Underclass Divider: Sam Han- nigan Activities Divider: John Cushing Senior Divider: Dawna Feng Seniors in the Future: Rob Smyser Sports Divider: Ron Lee Pocket Dictionary: Jeff Lee (writing) Rob Smyser (draw- ing) Illustration for two views: Ra- chel Liebling Last Page: Jeff Lee Staff: Alane Paul (ed.), Dawna Feng (ed.), Beth Lieberman (ed.), Karen Stiles, Jeff Lee, Ron Lee, Sam Hannigan, Rob Smyser, Dave Flood, Mark Lauroesch, Laurie Umholtz, Debbie Chisholm, Tom Aczel. 104 AMHERST REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY Amherst. MA 01002 AMHERST REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY Amherst, MA 01002 I Variations on a Biblical Theme for the Class of 1978 of Amherst Regional High School In the beginning The Spirit of Love spread his wings wide over the whole earth And he was gladdened by the beauty of land and sea and sky And ost of all he rejoiced in the loveliness of the green valley. Another Eden, deep in the heart of the turning world Secure in the Land of the Blue Hills Which in the ancient tongue was -known as Massachusetts And he called the garden the Garden of Delight After that first Eden Wherein man dwelt. And the Garden was filled with every plant and tree and flower that could be devised to please the eye And nourish the body. And beasts of field and forest roamed at will And through the valley flowed a great river. The mighty Connecticut and the river teemed with fish, And the Spirit of Love was pleased with all that He beheld. But throughout the land there was a great stillness And silence filled the earth. And the Spirit of Love brought forth children And He placed them in the Garden, Boys and girls created He them Two hundred and seventy-five put he into the Garden. And the children grew in strength and in beauty and in knowledge. And they rejoiced in the beauty of the Garden, And the land was filled with laughter and with joy. And the Spirit of Love was pleased with all that he beheld. j ! VT. J .ii Swj»U Ati4 4c ' 6i1tiiA ! ! H I II iMMMiliillMMlII - 2 - And in time the children entered the Halls of Learning And they learned to read and to write And to understand the world around them And they learned of worlds outside the Garden of Delight, Lands to explore, challenges to be met, work to be done. And their hearts longed to behold The beckoning World of Men. And as they worked and played and studied They learned that there was A time to work and a time to play, A time to laugh and a time to weep, A time to speak and a time to be still, A time to help and a time to stand aside, A time to give and a time to receive, A time to rejoice and a time to mourn, A time to persevere and a time to rest, A time to lead and a time to follow, A time to dream and a time to act. And the Spirit of Love looked upon his children And was pleased. And the Spirit of Love looked upon the lands outside the Garden of Delight, The World of Men, And His heart was grieved by the imperfections that filled the land And He summoned His children to the Great Hall That stood in the heart of the garden, Ane He gave to each of them a talent, a very special talent. To be nourished and cared for and developed, A talent to be used in the World of Men. And to some he gave facility with words That they might speak for their fellowmen In the public assemblies and in the market place. And to some the gift of tongues That they might increase understanding Among men of many nations. And to some the gift of creativity That they might delight the eyes and ears and hearts of men. And to some an inquiring mind That they might seek the answers To the problems that perplex mankind And broaden his horizons. - 3 - And to some He gave skill and ingenuity In the pursuits of daily life. That they might provide for the safety and comfort of their fellows. And to some He g,ave the gift of healing That they might minister to the minds and bodies of men. And to some He gave a sense of justice That they might administer the laws and protect the rights of man And to a few he gave wisdom and understanding That they might guide all men in the paths of righteousness Many other talents gave He also. To each of His children a special gift To be cherished and nourished and perfected ' And to some He gave great talents To be used with humility and with wisdom And to some he gave lesser talents To be used with pride and with care So that in the course of time They would be used to restore the World of Men To its original state. And the children continued to grow in knowledge and in beauty and in wisdom Until at last they put aside the things of their childhood And stood ready to enter the World of Men. And the Spirit of Love was pleased with the work which they had done. And again He summoned them into the Great Hall, And He smiled upon the young men and women Who gathered there. Eager to enter the World of Men, And He spoke to them thus: For many long years you have worked To perfect the talents Which have been given you. And now you are ready to enter into the World of Men to use your talents for the benefit of all mankind And to restore peace and harmony to an uneasy world. 1 - 4 - You will follow many roads And the way will often be rough, the obstacles seemingly insurmountable But carry in yoUr hearts the Law of the Land, Which is Love, And the way will become smooth And the tasks will seem lighter. And in the fullness of time you will return to this Hall To give an account of your stewardship. And on that day - Blessed will be the artists For they have filled the land with beauty and harmony Blessed will be the explorers and inventors For they have expanded the minds of men And revealed new- horizons to them Blessed will be those who made the laws And those who have protected the rights of men For they have seen that justice was given to all. Blessed will be the quiet workers For they have ensured the comfort and safety of men. Blessed will be the healers For they have mended the bodies and eased the minds of the afflicted. Blessed will be the scholars For they have spread knowledge And understanding among men. Blessed will be those who preach and those who teach For they have molded the hearts and minds of mankind Blessed will be the realists For they have found practical solutions For the problems of men Blessed will be the dreamers and the idealists For they have inspired man to aspire To greater heights And blessed above all are those with loving hearts For they have spread peace and joy Throughout the land. - 5 - And the Spirit of Love smiled upon his children, And He opened wide the doors of the Great HaU, And He said. Go forth now into the land which I have prepared for you And take dominion over it. And care for it. And protect it. And beautify it. And grow in knowledge And in wisdom and in love In the sight of your fellowman. Doing unto each as you would have him do unto you And the Spirit of Love smiled upon His children As they entered the World of Men, And He was very pleased. , ' , ' % Mli ' ■ " 4l .i4i»t id36 ' oV; ’.i T . J . bit i t woii ff3t ' 4p ■ ' ' - ■ ' ..| ' ■‘‘ ,li i?v ” ■’ " .,fi {iiiH ‘ i «p ‘ri tsjcwe li pr ' iiOY ' ' ,«« libiseij ttMti ' iji! - .. ' ■ ' ■ tKTi x ifp ob. rft S ' 4 ' ' f,, ; ' J oaibJJiia iH qj w iiiiiqS bdJ biiA y GOLD BUG 78 SUPPLEMENT 105 The Second Annual Cultural Celebration was presented this year on April 6th by the Peer Counsel- ors. Nearly 200 students, parents, faculty, and community members participated in the international dinner, art show, and talent presen- tation held in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highlights of this year ' s program inauded a Chinese poetry reading, English Morris Dances, a traditional Indian dance, Afro-American drama, in- ternational dances, folksongs, and gospel singing. The Peer Counsel- ors are proud to celebrate the cre- ativity and cultural diversity of our student body. International Night 106 Student Faculty Basketball Game One game that is strictly fun is the Student Faculty Basketball Game played an- nually following the regular basketball season. Sty played against his own " guys " and believe it or not, the faculty was pretty impressive at times. Of course the student team won, but that ' s tradition - and who can beat tradition? -Track- 1st row (L-R) D. Chevan, D. Porter, P. Baker, E. Glenn, T. Russell, B. O ' Connor, S. Peene, T. Halpin, J. Lumley 2nd row (L-R) S. Bercowitz (coach), C. Lindquist, J. Sillart, W. Matlock, S. Lindquist, K. Flood, D. Martin, B. Smith, P. Banks, M. Lui, M. Kelly, P. Monserrate, G. Treyz, D. Reynolds, M. Stedman. 108 1st row (L-R) M. Robinson, J. Bouchard, G. Orrell, D. Flood, V. Campanella, J. Jackson, B. Carey, J. Lamoureux. 2nd row (L-R) B. Maxwell, C. Abramson, C. Thompson, B. Cook, C. Campbell, D. Fleming, M. Klekotka, C. Abramson (coach) Amherst Varsity Baseball was both a young and maturing team which developed greater spirit and cohesiveness after the course of the season. Early on, their bats seemed subdued, but they soon recovered to produce many excit- ing games. Look for this team to reach its peak in the coming sea- 1st row (L-R) J. Mileszko, P. Venman, T. Dapperich, M. Mileszko, D. Cole. 2nd row (L-R) J. Hastings (coach), D. Drake, J. Smith, G. Conklin, M. Jones, G. Hubbs, J. Saba- tello (asst, coach) (L-R) T. Cromack, S. Sullivan, D. Ryan, T. Melley, J. McCon- nell, D. Swiggart, D. Ennis, B. Meade, M. Johnson. 709 Ucrossc - 1st row a-R) - B, Skelly, R, Gere. B. Williams, J. Ames, J. Scanlon, B. Thompson, J. Keenan, G. Young, C. Aho, S. Campanella. 2nd row (L-R) - B Kelly, M. Plourde, R. Sawicki, B. Leed, J. McLellan, G, Theilman, J. Jackson. 3rd row (L-R) G. Stotes, S, Britt, Coach L. Briggs, N. Jennings, S. McLousky, G. Como, R. Boden, C. Cobb, M. Sanchez, P. Cohen. S. Powers, Coach J. Hatch, Mgr. S. Vanderlipe, D. Columbe. Although the Lascrosse team ' s season was not very successful, I think we ' ll all agree it was fun. Lacrosse is such a marvelous sport — in fact I ' m not exaggerating when I say it ' s the best! But without our wonderful Coach Larry Briggs - Sir Lawrence of Florence - the season wouldn ' t have been half as much fun and we would have played twice as badly. The ARHS Softball Team fol- lowed this year ' s tradition of win- ning the league title. Led by sen- iors Karen LaVerdiere, Sherry Collins, Sue Petrizzo, Kelly Gal- lagher and Sue Donovan, the team was seated 1st in the Western Mass, tournament with an in- credible 19-1 record. WARNING: if the A.R.H.S. girls ' teams con- tinue winning more league cham- pionships, the trophy case will have to be enlarged tremen- dously! ( I no T1 (An excerpt from Preparing for the Tennis Achievement Test, Fou-Chinois Publica- tions 1978 by Jeff Lee) Sample Test A (20 minutes) (1) The Boys ' Tennis Team ' s record was: a) 15 and 1 b) 1 and 15 c) 10 in. long and 4 in. around d) " All in All " by Earth, Wind and Fire. (2) This year, the tennis team reached a) Jud ' s house just in time for maple- sapping. b) the Western Mass, semifinals. c) a state of climactic ecstasy. d) for beer and a handful of pretzels. (3) The second best doubles team in West- ern Mass, was a) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. b) Jim Ralph and the Photomate. c) Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems. d) Jeff Lee and Dave Kim. (4) " Mayotte " is a) the Marty White of tennis. b) God. c) a rectal inflamation. d) all of the above. (5) Complete this statement with the ap- propriate pair of words: was our a) Dan Silver captain. b) Vic Buell team stud. €) Paul Puryear quickest cadaver, d) Tony Mottla Mark Dowell. (6) Boden, Lindgren and Maher were a) at each other ' s throat all season. b) defendants in a child molestation case. c) our top three singles players. d) young and foolish, but so much in love. Answer Key: 1-a; 2-b; 3-d; 4-d; 5-a; 6-c. This year the Theater Company closed its season with a successful production of the Fantasticks. The show ran for four nights to packed houses and was accepted en- thusiastically both by stu- dents and members of the community. 113 Awards Night 114 115 Be It Ever So Wonderful Good Luck to you all. We will meet again. -A.P. D.F. 116 ■ - £ 1 r , rVSI 1 V J ■ j ■ 1 - d (l;,,,. ,6 ' -. . 1: ' i; 1 . -A::--!... t ;■ " " ‘T ■■■• ' 4 .1 ‘ ' I " - ' " ' " " ; ' " “I ' ' ' ' ' j£4£« kaiiuiit ' iiisiio ' . .n...ii. ..:ii«f:Mio|.i ' nl ' !ll»lrinV)Wtl11 ' ’ ' ll ' 0 !i W! WW ' W • ' I « [( i j;;; ,f,:il;. ' (((|lw,, ' | wtr[((;(! i. 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