Des Moines Technical High School - Engineer Yearbook (Des Moines, IA)

 - Class of 1979

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f What happened this year? Engineer 1979 DES MOINES TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 1600 GRAND. . . DES MOINES, IOWA 50307 What is in this book? What Is Tech. 3 Student Life Introduction. 5 Open House.13 Assemblies. 14 Administration Introduction.17 Core Area Introduction.25 Sophomore and Junior Id’s.29 Academic Teachers.78 Custodians.82 Lunch Help.83 Organization Introduction .86 Homecoming Festivities.114 Girls Sports.119 Boys Sports.138 Graduating Class of ’79.163 Photographers’ Page.194 Advertising Introduction.197 Who worked on this book? Editor — Chris Lynch Ad Managers — Carol Glenn, Brian Penn Index — Scott Hoifeldt Cover Design — Vicki Rooney Photographers — Kevin Petersen, Bernard Lyle. Gary Miles. Dennis Fairman Staff — Lynne Robinson, Yang Lee, Don Barton. Steve Commander, Dale Sommers, Bobbie Reed, Copeland Fran¬ cis, Theresa Elliott, Charles Stoner, Barney Rosenbalm, Connie Richardson Typists — Denise German, Joyce Priest, Bridgette Butts Student Id’s — Janet Wheatley, Theresa McDivitt Advisor — Stan Blair 2 Tech is: Meeting New People Tech is: Learning New and Interesting Things Tech is: Memories! Tech is: Achieving your goals! Do You Live Here? 5 7 Fire Prevention nominees, Pam Ford Working hard in gym class, and Gary Scott. What a change! Wonder where that ball went? 9 (Left) Cynthia VanSyoc is already for a day’s ride. (Right) Harold White and Bob McCaune get ready to play something good. Jerry jenkins, Kevin Woods, Rick Baring and Bubba Frazier like to have pictures taken. Joey Daring quietly looks on. 11 A quick glance at Tech students Doug South brown-bagging it. Cary Miles seriously studying for his tests. 12 Open house demonstrates careers (Left) Tracy Law works late in the print shop. (Middle) Jennifer Caulk taking care of a lamb. (Right) Visitors look over Health core area. Tech’s Open House was attended by 2,700 people on October 19. Compared with the attendance of last year, this year’s was slightly lower. Core Area students demon¬ strated pieces of work and skills. k (Left) Dee Sinclair takes care of a patient. (Right) Tech’s own art center. (Left) The FFA club displays their many awards, (Right) Alumni keeps in touch. (Top left) Larry Schwiezer addresses the students at the Christmas assembly. (Right) Don Blackman gives the charge. Tech’s rising spirit is seen (Left) Tamie Grenz wonders if Kevin Peterson is going crazy. (Right) Always ready for anything. 15 Lamont Smith competes with Franklin Irvin. (Left) Mike Morrell, Penny Seals, Lara Beem, Patricia Gates, and Evelyn Nelson, think reading is really “far out”! 16 “Administration Who Runs This School? 17 Have a good day Des Moines Tech at Principal Don Blackman, chief booster and head of Tech’s administra¬ tive staff, is best known for his crisp early morning messages to the student body and for his ever-present pride in Des Moines Tech. Vice principal Larry Gillespie’s duties include the discipline policies of the school, the budget, and the directing of Tech’s athletic program. Vice principal Mary Anne McManus handles the discipline policies of the school and is in charge of all social functions. She is the advisor to the senior class and directs all the activities of graduation. Ass’t vice principal Wayne Webber takes on the discipline policies of ♦he school for half of the day and is a business teacher the other half. Principal Don Blackman Mr. Blackman is a real Tech supporter. 18 Vice Principal Larry Gillespie Ass’t. Vice Principal Wayne Webber Vice Principal Mary Anne MacManus School Board (Front row) Mr. Peter J. Cunningham, (Secretary), Mr. Ray Palis. Mrs. Karen Lingwall Williams. Dr. Dwight Davis. (Back row) Mrs. Betty Grundberg, Mr. Frank Hildreth. Mr. Nolden Gentry, Mrs. Jack Spevak, Mr. Ian G. Binnie. 19 Student interests people Liason Officer, Ralph Woods, handles communication between students and the school, involving crime and other legal problems. T and 1 coordinator, John Cooper, places students on Co-op jobs in connection with their core areas. Tech’s Counselors help students with schedules and personal problems besides helping graduating seniors with college plans. Gunder Fribourgh, New Horizons, assists students to find jobs and then coordinates the student’s school life with work experiences so that the student will be successful. Sy Forrester is Tech’s Home and School Community worker and the school ' s athletic manager. Ralph Wood Liason Officer John Cooper T and I Coordinator Gunder Fribourgh New Horizons Coordinator Sy Forrester Social Worker Walter Wilson Counselor Donald Squires Counselor 20 Lyle Reeves Counselor Understanding people Teachers, with special education training ficulties. Others help teachers with lessons help. . serve an important task. They help students with hearing, reading and other dif- ’ typing and other kinds of assistance. We thank those teachers for all their good Susan Mein John Foster Diane Alber Jane Baker Maurice Glenn George Davis Monica Helmuth People with helpful skills The secretaries at Tech keep things running smoothly. They perform such duties as, keeping attendance, recording records, issuing of bus tickets, and help¬ ing with schedules. Elsa Mingus Secretary Marjorie Wakefield Head Secretary Wilma Carter Teacher Associate Marty Angier Secretary Myrt Ault Counselor Secretary Pat Bowlsby Counselor Secretary 22 Marjorie Mally Nurse The nurse is one person you can depend on in a case of illness or injury. Our library staff is always around when you need help in locating a book or have any questions about the library. Our treasurer keeps track of money that concerns the school. The registrar admits new stu¬ dents coming into Tech and helps the seniors with gradua¬ tion and records all grades. The attendance clerk keeps records of absences of the students. Grace Ekerman Registrar Ruth Ostwinkle Treasurer Jean Burke Attendance Clerk Jane Reeves Library Aide Sarah Ruth Librarian Kevin Petersen kidnaps DeWayne Amerson. Making study hall interesting, but illegal. Nurses Dee Sinclair, Denise Voshell, Peggy Parks, Julie McNear compare notes. 24 7 FDK002 Where do I go from here? mores will be directly below. All student photos should not be considered belonging to the core areas pictured on the left. 27 Mr. Steve Vogelzang Mr. Hamid Baig Farmhands Agri-business is a fairly new core area at Tech. It is only six years old. The area is divided into two main areas of study: animal science and horticulture. Animal science and related areas of study are usually taught by Mr. Ed Hall. He teaches about the different animals related to the farm such as sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, and poultry. Horticultural science is taught by Dr. Hamid Baig. This area covers all aspects of plant sciences and most of the learning experience is in their own greenhouse. Mr. Ed Hall Above: Lyle Bishop and Jim Davis give loving care; Above right: Diane Curtis and her goat; Right: Angie Hoxbie and Dawn Johnson work in the greenhouse. Bob Parsons takes care of the stock. Class of ’80 Dana Adreon Toni Agan John Albright Raenel Allen Phyllis Allert Keith Andrews Kelly Armstrong Melvin Ashley Lanette Ault Bouabane Baccam Bounheuang Baccam Bounhoung Baccam Horn Baccam Inkham Baccam Phimmachanh Baccam Richard Baccus Debra Bacon Jack Bagley Not Pictured: Steven Anderson Michelle Anderson Kevin Avary Class of ’81 Russell Allen Tracie Allen Virginia Allen Dewayne Amerson John Anderson Michelle Anderson Richard Anderson Brian Angell John Arnold Scott Askland Terry Bagley Timothy Bailey Jeff Baker James Ballard 29 Jeff Banks Not Pictured: Keith Adam Alan Avert Mone Baccam Clayton Banks Stephen Baradi Mark Baring Mr. Gene Carman Mr. Maynard Bjork Body builders First semester Auto Body students assist senior stu¬ dents with whatever tasks that student is assigned to do to familiarize them with the core area. The students work on different projects with some assistance until they reach a point and start working on their own. In their senior year, they will have learned how to fix fenders, straighten frames, and how to paint a car correctly. Paul Sutherland carefully works on a car. Steve Johnson gets some pointers from Mr. Carman. 30 Class of ’80 Harry Bardwell Robert Bardwell Rick Baring Ron Barlow Donald Barton Charles Baumhover Kim Beck William Becky Tina Becton Lara Beem Chris Beers Barbara Bell Kevin Bell Brett Bemis Mike Benefiel Eric Berger Anthony Bibbins Randy Bighler Kevin Binder David Bland Ronald Blish Class of ’81 Sonia Baring |oe Barton Brenton Beckett Regina Becton Roderick Beechum Michael Belieu Allisa Bell Donald Bell John Bell Kirk Bentley Steve Berry William Berry Randoll Bieghler Anna Bishops Lyle Bishop Richard Bishop Teresa Bitting Tom Black Dan Blackburn Lacy Blaine Wesley Bowley Albert Franklin Mechanical hands In Auto Mechanics, the students work in the shop. Work is done on engines, fuel, electrical systems, brakes, transmission, front suspension. General repairs include all services on the car, like exhaust systems, and tune ups. Most of these are practical jobs. This course is five semesters of training, and 3 periods per day. This core area trains those students who want to continue on their mechanic courses and also for those who want to start work as mechanics. Jim Sickels really gets into his work. 32 Class of 80 Kurt Bolton Mari Boyd Donald Boylan Steve Brassfield Richarda Bright Darrrel Brill Linda Brown Cinda Bruce Polly Bruce Kenneth Bryant Rhonda Bryant Ernest Bunch Michael Burns Bridgette Butts Phillip Calderon James Camp Curtis Cantwell Cheryl Carl Darla Carr Cindy Carter Dan Carter Class of 81 David Bowman Tommy Bowman Dana Boylan Taylor Brandt David Brassfield Ross Breed Ronda Bright Martin Brobst Jeffrey Brown Steven Brown Wendy Bruce Melvin Bryson Cynthia Bunch Jesse Bundy Myron Burgan Ron Burgess Randy Burley Tony Burrell Antonee Butts Cory Byrd Diane Callison Learning to fly The Aviation core area teaches Tech students how to repair and assemble an airplane. They learn how to put an airplane engine together, and how to make an airplane airworthy. Flying lessons are taken as part of the core area course. They are Federal Aviation Association approved flying school. Kerry Peterson looks over many parts. Tim Spurgeon checks out the gadgets. 34 . Harold Lossner Mr. Tom Burmeister Class of ’80 Fred Carter lames Cateron Toui Cathi Jennifer Caulk Sharon Cheshire Barbara Clark Brian Clark Mari Clark Karen Clay Paula Coleman Scott Col train Mike Commander Steven Commander April Consolver Donna Corbin Wanda Corbin Lynn Caul ter Susan Creveling Rebecca Culver Brenda Daniels Gre Daniels Class of ’81 Christine Campbell Glenn Campbell Wayne Campbell Peter Carico Donette Carpenter Lisa Carpenter Jack Carra limmie Carter Michelle Carter Rowenda Carter William Cato Pete Cauico Kathy Chapman Douang Chau Chandoung Shirley Cheshire Tmao Chou David Church Jay Coan Billy Coates Jeanne Coe Ronald Coe Diana Smith Kayleen Samuelson Dwight Subbert Keys to success In Clerical, first semester students are required to take typing one or two, plus calculating, business orientation and business arithmetic. Second semester accounting and typing are required courses. juniors begin Business Communications and Record management classes. Students in this area may become eligible for Co-op jobs along the field. Seniors are also eligible for Co-op work. Sue Lewin tries to look hard at work. Judson Lee A small sampling of clerical students hard at work (Left) Sue Lewin, Lori MacDonald, Denise Collins. Class of 80 Pam Daniels Rodney Davison Sonia Darrah Marcia Deal Angela Deaver Joseph Deer Debra Deerr Gary Dierling Barbara Dingman Craig Dodd Richard Doerring Richard Downs David Duncan Mitch Ealy David Eastman Scott Eaton (ohn Eling Teresa Elliott Ricky Erickson Deanna Farley William Feakes Class of 81 Camiella Coleman Loretta Coleman Bobby Comstock Mary Condit Sammy Conn James Conner Roy Connett Kim Cook Andre Cortez Steven Cowie Rexford Craig David Crawford Teresa Crees Donald Cumings Sally Cyr Thanh Dang Felicia Daniels Kathleen Danilson Cindy Darnell James Darrah Tom Darrah Art begins at the drawing board The Commercial Art core area at Tech is designed to help stu¬ dents develop talents in the field of Commercial Art. The orientation course teaches basics in the art field. Students learn printing and photography techniques along with their art training. The regular classes teach layout, work, watercolor, acrylics, and ink drawing, and some general art assignments. During the year students display and decorate the showcases, and enter many different contests. Mr. Alfred Thomas Mr. William Sturdevant Homecoming background drawn by Brian Penn and Chris Lynch. Mr. Bill Kacena Mr. George Jefchak An artist’s (Kelli Hallbauer) point of view. Dennis Scott creates a new idea. 38 CLASS OF ’80 Nina Fisher Wayne Flatt Pamela Ford Cheryl Fredericksen Douglas Freerksen John Fegen Todd Gabriel Clayton Gaddy Don Gardner Rochelle Gardner Rhonda Garrison Patricia Gates Phyllis Gerke Denise German Clifford Gibson Theresa Gibson Jamie Gildenzoph Lisa Gilbert Russell Gilbert Lorie Gillespie Michael Gillespie Class of ’81 Doug Davis |ames Davis Peggy Davis Sherry Davis Douglas Deern Roxanna Delaney Bonnie Delfs Billy Devan Hoang Doan John Donley Phaedro Nolan Dotso Chanatuong Douang Marshall Dozier Timothy Duchesneau Mike Dullard Douglas Duncan Charles Ealy Kirk Ealy Mark Easley James Eaton Kenneth Edwards Betty Miller Arvin Fettkether Punchlines Computer Programming students learn to solve busi¬ ness type problems using a computer. Emphasis is given to the step by step logical solution to a problem. After the logical solution is developed students learn how to use Cobol, Fortran, Bal, or Basic computer languages to transmit the logical solution to thecomputer. The machines used by the students are, IBM 029and 129 Key punches, Teletype 43 terminal and a Burroughs B771 terminal. By using either of the terminals, students have access to a Burroughs 6700 computer system via tele¬ phone line communication. John Hall interprets. Doreen Thompson getting the job done. 40 Class of 80 Brenda Glaser John Godron Kimberly Golay Rick Golob Jess Gomez Charles Gonzales Todd Gordinier Jerry Gray Christine Green Terri Green Steve Greene Anita Greenfield Margo Greenup John Grenko Tamie Grenz David Grett Clovis Griffin Randy Grossnickle Roberta Grzanich Bret Gustin Phillip Hall Class of 81 Scott Edwards Rachel Eley Steven Elings Richard Ellis Barbara Ellison Terri Erickson Mark Evans William Evertt Tony Ewing Norman Eyline James Fath Kelly Feldman David Feild John Finley Pamela Fiser Catherine Fisher Terry Fisher Allen Fortner Steven Frazier Timathy Frazier Barry Freed 41 Semi-Tough learning The purpose of Diesel Mechanics is to teach students how to repair and construct diesel engines. Students start, as sophomores, learning the basics of diesel engines. After completing the orientation course, the students actually learn how to assemble and reassemble the engines. Next they are taught how to detect what is wrong with an engine and begin repairing them on their own. Glendon McLean Gary Muir and Steve Modrick working as a team. John Nolte solving the problem. 42 Class of 80 Kelli Halbauer David Hanke Joe Hanlin Jeff Hardin Johnetta Harris Richard Harris James Hatfield Jean Hawkins Anthony Hayes Daryl Haynes Kelly Heaberlin Jeanie Heard Jessie Heard Laurie Heathcote Lawrence Heger Jerry Heimbaugh Theresa Heimbaugh Carleen Held Tamie Heldibrand Bradley Hendricks Ricky Hennigar Class of 81 Tony Freeman Jon Fultz Mike Galbreath Ramon Galindo Sam Galindo Gomattie Ganpat Larry Gardner Kieth Gardner Ramona Gatewood Kenneth Gay Tomas George Brett Gibson Ronald Gibson Gerold Glenn Linda Gliem Randy Golay Michael Gonzales Terry Goode Timothy Gordiner Tammie Graham Williams Graves Out selling The Distributive Education core area (D.E.) teaches stu¬ dents five separate courses, introduction to D.E., retail sales, advertising, marketing, and business management. The D.E. students belong to the Distributive Education Clubs of America, D.E.C.A., and attend the Iowa Area and Iowa State D.E.C.A. Leadership Conferences. At the conferences members elect state officers and partici¬ pate in various competitions such as, retailing principles, management decision making, and marketing terminology. Winners of these competi¬ tions at state level then go on to national competition. (Left) Gaude Hughes and Angie Woody ring up the sales. (Left) Marshel Stamp and Georgeann Stout dress a Angie Woody displays the Outstanding Service dummy. award and third place D.E.C.A. terminology trophy. 44 Class of 80 Chou Her Michael Heuton Paul Hexford Jerry Hilgers David Hilson Odell Hilson Curtis Hiver KanVan Ho Charles Holin Ruth Holmes Nick Hornyak Clorean Horton Brenda Houck Terry House ■ Edward Houton Lynn Hudson Thomas Hull Vicki Hull Todd Hunt Larnell Hunter Kathy Hutchinson Class of 81 Leesa Griffin Mary Griffin Michelle Grimm Kim Grover Timothy Guthrie Laura Gymer Robert Halferty Jewell Hall John Hall Lesa Hall Bruce Hammond Bradley Handley Thomas Hanian Delbert Hanner Melinda Harder Scott Harlan Charlene Harper Joel Harper Penny Harris Christy Harvey Angela Hawxby Building on paper Drafting is a visual language that conveys ideas from the draftman to the builder. At Tech, the young men and women learn the skill of drawing lines and dimensions on a piece of paper with in the future may turn out to be our home or building. During the three years the student is in this field they learn two important things. 1. how to draw. 2. to gain cer¬ tain basic knowledge to the engineering and building trades. Drafing is divided into two areas. Architectural Draft¬ ing. and Machine Drafting. Architectural Drafting teaches the student how to build houses and are given the assignment to design the new Tech House. Machine Drafting is the drawing of metal parts. They are responsible to make drawings of metal parts that will be manufactured by factories. Jack Druart helps Tanya Naples get started. 46 Robert VanArkel Jim Patch Jorge Romero concentrates hard on drafting. Taupoo Lee reads the instructions. Class of 80 Jeffrey Inman Stephanie Jackson John Jayne John Jennings Tammy Jewett Edwin Johnson Gary Johnson Kurt Johnson Pamela Johnson Marqurite Johnson Stephen Johnson Charles Jones Gregory Jones Kelsy Jones Richard Jones Areline Jonis Perry Jordan Edward Kabrick Lee Kale Scott Karns Curt Kasiah Class of 81 Evelyn Hayes Everett Haynes Marietta Head Sharon Head Lynn Heatcote Donn Henderson Melinda Hennigar Scott Herman Micaela Herrera Joanna Hernandez Lora Hill Mary Hill Carl Hines Georgianna Holder Lauretta Holland Edward Holt Rodney Houge John Howe Doug Howser Beth Hraht Martell Huddleston Making the right connections David Hutson Communications Electronics core area covers the repairing of radio and television sets, receivers, transmitters, intercom systems, stereos and preparing for Federal Communications Commission license, (F.C.C.). Juniors work on black and white T.V.’s that need repairs, plus stereos. Seniors tackle color television sets, stereos and on computers at the end of the year. Dwight Baker works on a t.v. Hard at work on many projects. 48 Class of 80 James Kennerly Pat Kernes Bang Khounlo Rick Kimbley Ted Klett Kevin Klimowski Robert Knause Michael Knox Jeff Knutson Michael Kohler Laura Kracht Adrian Kraik Jerry Kyle Nathaniel Lampkin Tanya Lampkin Tom Langman Tom Lansing Clinton Larson Rose Launsdale Marty Lazear Peter Leavell Class of 81 Tracy Huff Lonniell Hughes Larry Hull Keith Hunter Michael Inman Amy Ireland James lyes Laechia Jackson Thomas Jackson Dennis Jacobs Bradley Jacobson Donna Jager Linda Jager Harry Jeffries Kerry Jensen Tylene John Aaron Johnson Dawn J ohnson Jill Johnson Kay Johnson Shayne Johnson What’s cookin’ in the kitchen? A variety of things are made and experienced in the Foods core area. Students bake foods that they’ve never even dreamed of before. They also learn how to get and keep a job. Jobs are obtained in the Foods core area after the completion of Foods fourth semester. The number of job opportunities are unlim¬ ited, depending upon how much work is done. Food displays were held at the Culinary Show held on February 25. A number of Tech’s food students participated. Foods is a part of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Five credits are given to students in the Foods core area and those on Co-op if the pattern is followed. Virginia Lodge Lillie Goods Kirk Whitlatch turns the heat on. 50 Class of 80 Joo Hong Lee David Leroy Sheri Lesher Keith Leslie Lynn Lester Kelly Lewallen Bill Lewis Craig Lewis Deetta Lewis Lynn Lewis Scott Lewis Tim Little Tonya Long Carol Lowery Kristi Lowery Vanessa Lyons Theresa Mahedy Larry Mallory Tim Mallory Kathlyne Mandley Tribanie Mangra Class of 81 Dave | ones Rhonda Jones William Jones David Jordon Ly May Kao Edward Kellner Brian Kemp Brad Kern Sirisack Khamphoui Luong Khoun Kimmy Kier Claude Kimbell Gary Kindhart Judy Kintz Terry Kirchner Kevin Kirker David Kline Tracy Knight Sharon Knutson Kristi Kohls Derrick Kroll 51 Hot off the press Printing or Graphic Arts teaches a means of visual communica¬ tion through printed type matter. Students learn different means of printing. They learn how to use the Monotype machine which consists of a keyboard and a caster, it contains the lower and upper case letters besides numbers, punc¬ tuation marks and symbols. The Linotype and Intertype machines cast slugs of type matter that enable the two to operate similar. Printing students print up many different printed material and print the schools newspaper, The Technician. Penny Pryor rolls some print on the press. Mike Miller and Linda Reins set up type. Kenneth Still and Mike Steinmetz work from the Califor¬ nia job case. 52 Class of 80 Ernesta Manson Tracy Mash Danny Mastin Michael Matheny Teresa McDivitt George McKay Jackie McQuerry Rebecca McCollough Dennis McElhaney Mike McKay Jeff McKinley Mark Meginnes Kelly Meis John Meislahn |ay Mentzer Mike Merrill Mike Mikesell Sherry Mikesill Carla Milledge Diane Miller Roger Miller Class of 81 Barton LaCoun Earl La Rue Brenda LaFary Mitchelle LaMar Lynnelle LaMay Joel Lambert Kathy Lame Richard Lang Rick Langford Angelia Langman Colette Laursdale Sandy Lawson Yolanda Leachman Le Lee John Lee To Fu Lee Carol Leo Ellonzo Lewis Jeffrey Logan Margaret Long Rusty Long Brainstorming studies The Health services core area is offered at Tech for those stu¬ dents who want to go in to other health fields besides L.P.N., technicians, and doctors. Related science fields are taught to the students. The students are recommended to take as much math as possi¬ ble and must earn a three or better in each class they take. Practical techniques in first aide, safety, and mouth to mouth resuscitation, are taught. Gary Curtis Art Long Joyce Priest and Kelly Butts take Yang Lee’s and Tammy Scott ' s blood pressure. 54 Class of 80 Nauyen Minn Stephen Modrick Eric Montis Gary Moore Christine Morey Daniel Morgan Algie Mosley Larry Muir Jesse Murphy Sheryl Murray Susan Myers Mitch Nauman Russell Nauman Mark Negrete Evelyn Nelson Thomas Nichols Christin Niffenegger John Nolte Karen Oakes Lolita Oakley Dennis Obregon Class of 81 Michael Loose Douglas Lorey Angelique Louis Charles Louis Daniel Lovett Kevin Ludgate Anita Lyons Ronald Lynch Kimberly Malone LyMay Mao Shelly Marsh Pete Martin Troy Martin Lorna Mayberry Laura McAffee John McClelland Monica McClure Craig McCoy Steven McCombs Everett McGregor Mark McKenney Hooked on electricity The Industrial Electricity core area is designed to train students the skill of working with electric machinery and electricity. Students work with circuits, tools, equip¬ ment. and drills pertaining to basic electricity, basic electronics, industrial electronics, motors, generators, transformers, magnetic control and house wiring. Class of 80 Salister O’Day Mark Odegaard Simon Ochoa Debra Ogle Doug Olgren Lisa Olson Carolyn Oltman I Jeff Overholser Cassie Overton Michael Oxly Gus Pallwitz Monolo Paloma Arnell Parrish Randy Parsons Stephanie Parsons Jeffery Partee Danielle Patten Marguerite Patton Thomas Pauscher Deborah Pearce Jon Pedersen Class of 81 Karen Mcloud Arma McMillon Tim McNeley Keith McPhee Marsha McQuerry Kellie Meador Linda Meek Etta Millard John Miller Michael Miller Robin Miller Susan Miller Synice Miller Donald Mills Todd Menter William Moody Brian Moore Kenneth Moore Randy Moore Reinette Moore Tony Moore Marjorie Trujillo Lois Skinner Pulse Readers L.P.N. Core-area contained eight seniors this year. Looking back on their three years of learning, these students remember such classes as L.P.N. Science, Nutrition. L.P.N. Biology, Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Fundamentals of Nursing, to name a few. The nurses spend four to five hours of their day in the classroom, and four to five hours at the hospital as juniors, and eight to ten hours as seniors. Those nurses who graduate each year have a capping ceremony where each girls is given their L.P.N. degree and receive their cap. Every nurse who makes it through the three years of their Core-area deserve the credentials they receive. Jeanne Reames (above) Denise Voshell takes a blood pressure test on Marsha Welter, (above right) Dee Sinclair sets up an intravenous anes¬ thetic. (right) Studying to become nurses. 58 Class of 80 Mike Penfold Kimberly Peshel Kerry Petersen Mark Peugh Steven Pfister Dave Phillips Charlotte Piper Tamara Potter Robert Presron Carl Priest Michael Priest Edward Procyk Ronald Prudencio Van Quan Quang Raymond Racek Raymond Ramirez Rick Ramus Bert Reber III Phil Reinier David Renes Judy Reynolds Class of 81 Janice Moorison Kevin Morlan Loretta Mosby Mo Mova Tracey Mould Sandra Mowery Tracy Mure Jef f Mugan Gene Murphy Steven Murray Nguyeh My Johnathan Narcisse Mark Newhard Brian Nelson Edward Norwood Chico Oakly Lisa Osbrink Michael Overton Chin Pak Eric Parker Bonita Parrish Harlan Boyce Man and his machines The students in the Machine Shop are kept very busy learning about the machines they use in the core area. They learn how to use a variety of machines such as, drill presses, surface grinders, power band saws and vertical mills. The students make such things as, clamps, paral¬ lel clamps, customize parts for teachers and stu¬ dents. They also do some maintenance work for the school. During the school year students can go on Co-op jobs that are related to the area of Machine shop. Some of the jobs offered are, job shop machinists, tool and die apprentices, and production work. Ken Keller (left) and Tyree Wagner (right) work on the Bridgebort machine. 60 (Left) Mike Orley and (right) Mark Odegaard cut some wire. Class of 80 Carneila Richardson Mark Richardson Anna Ricks Debra Ritchie Karen Ritchie Brenda Robinson Lynne Robinson Chas Roger Jane Rogers Bernard Rosenbalm Kelly Rotert Donald Rothman Vern Sollade Joel Samuelson Teresa Schultz Dennis Scott Gary Scott Pat Scott Tammy Scott Penny Seals John See Class of 81 Robert Parsons Carol Pasholk Marvin Patterson Roxanna Patterson Shawn Patterson Todd Perkins Everett Perry Dawn Peterson Cindy Petro Don Petro Tammy Phillips Lori Pierick Shann Poindexter Scott Potter Roxanne Proctor Penny Pryor Robert Putt Kyle Putzier Bounmy Quang Leesa Quinn Linda Ramus Painting the town Ron Elliott Rick Henager brushes a shutter. The Painting and Decorating core area involves training the students for such jobs as: sign painting, brush-roll work, spray painting, wall papering and vinyl hanging, and sheet rock taping. The core area also works on the billboard, the sign on top of Tech, as well as the Tech house. Students have the responsibility of maintaining audito¬ rium. They work on all the sets used and operate the lights during assemblies and plays. David Hanke works on a project. Mike Wessell paints a chair. Larnell Hunter letters a new sign. Two students put up new billboard sign. Rick Baring uses the spray gun. 62 Class of 80 Robert Seeman Ricky Sevier Denise Shade Les Shade leanine Sharp Vincent Shiner Donald Shoemaker Dean Shore Terri Shore (ames Sickels Barney Skaggs Kimberly Slone Leo Smith Mike Smith Sandy Smith Steven Smith Tim Smith John Smithberg Haudevohg Som Vang Thomas Sotter John Stahwick George Randall Lisa Rannebarger Jerrie Reddington Scott Reed Carrie Reeves Danny Reeves David Reeves William Reeves Randy Reid Rana Reiss Robert Reynolds Steve Rhode Donald Rhodes Michael Richard Lisa Richardson Donna Riley Clinton Robbins Rodney Robbins Dara Robinson Debra Robinson Thomas Robinson (Top right) Marv Nolte mans the station. (Bottom right) The crew gets ready for production. (Above) Brenda Holmes is camera person for four. First semester students in the Radio and TV core area learn basic training and work on projects related to T.V. and radio production. Second and third semester give students a better understanding of how the field works. They are assigned projects to write up and then produce. Seniors have the decision of radio or TV produc¬ tion and begin working closely in those areas. Some of them train on-the-air at KDPS, Tech’s FM radio station. Marv Nolte selects his music. m Class of 80 Marshall Stamp Ron Stanley Shelley Starrett Russ Stein Mary Stevens Linda Steward Mary Stewart Sandra Stewart William Stillwell Charles Stoner Georgeann Stout Brad Strasser Kerry Stripe Charles Strode Derrick Strode Cecil Summers Paul Sutherland Florine Talton Leonard Tatum Bev Thompson Kevin Thompson Class of 81 Katrina Rodriguez Raymel Rogers Daniel Roseberry Maurice Routh Ken Rumbough Joe Ruperto Michael Russell Lisa Russian Robert Sandberg Patricia Sanders Richard Sanders Julie Sanford Joseph Scavo Scott Schaaf David Scharf Brian Schultz Donald Schwartz Helen Schwartz James Schwarz Tracy Schwiezer Rodney Shade Playing it cool Students starting in the Refrigeration core area get basic training in the field of electricity. They learn about major appliances and repair them. During second semester, students work with home refrigerators, freezers, dehu¬ midifiers, washers, and dryers. They learn how to repair the appliances and see how they work. They also change com¬ pressors, repair leaks, and find out what is wrong with faulty electrical system and then repair it. Juniors focus on heating and air condi¬ tioning units. Students repair leaks, diag¬ nose and repair electrical systems, install heating and air conditioning pipes in the Tech house. Seniors in Refrigeration may either go on Coop jobs such as, doing commercial refrigeration work in restaurants, super¬ markets, or anywhere that has food service. Carl Watkins (Top left) John Anderson makes some repairs on a refrig¬ erator motor. (Bottom left) Don Bobyland works with dif¬ ferent parts. (Top right) Les Shade works on a refrigerator alone. Class of 80 Les Secor Jeffrey Tingwald Kimberly Toole Esther Toulouse James Tracy Bryce Travis David Tweedtle Randall VanGundy Cynthia Vansyoc Robert Vasey Jason Wagner James Walken Haywood Walker Kelly Walker Walter Walker Roxanne Ward Bryan Watus Mona Weaver Ralph Weber Rod Weed Laurie Weese Class of 81 Stephen Shaffer John Sharpnack Reginards Shaw Tammy Shuff Jeffrey Sickels Kevin Sieving Kevin Simbro Robert Sims Daniel Sinclair Viengkeo Sinnora Donna Slack Kathy Slater Loretta Slater Robert Sly Jerry Small Danny Smith Deanna Smith Jack Smith Sandra Smith Tammy Smith Teresa Smith Heavy metals Sheet Meta] students learn how to make ducts for both air- conditioning and heating systems. They are also required to do some geometry practices of bending, forming, cutting, bearing, pattern drafting, sheet metal layout and fastening. The class is divided into two sections and is five semesters of training. Besides class work they help in the constructing of the Tech house. Harold Rutz Jim Agan studies the problem. Danny Roseberry makes a metal box. Ducgthau Hau Da Vong makes curves. Jim Agan and Brian Angell look hard at work. 68 Class of 80 John Weirbicks Lometa Welch Don Wells Steven Wells Doug Wendleboe Marvin Wesley Mike Wessel Janet Wheatley Robin White Kirk Whitlatch Steven Wilcox Suzanne Wilcox Eljay Williams Lawrence Williams Mildred Williams Patricia Williams David Williamson Bruce Wilson Janet Wilson Rick Wood Tani Wood Class of 81 Debra Sonderleitk Jackie Soto Julie Soto Douglas South Raedean Spencer Julie Speicher Tim Spurgeon Carla Stamp Mark Stanley Thomas Stanley Karla Stapes Ronald Starner Michael Steinmetz Margaret Sterrett Donald Stewart Jerald Stewart Kenneth Still Jere Stone Tami Stone Bob Strait Dino Streepen Shorthanded One of many business areas at Tech is the Stenogra¬ phic Word Processing area. Steno trains young Tech students going into secret¬ arial field the different skills needed. They develop skills in typewriting, shorthand, dic¬ tation, and transcription. Students work with calculating and duplicating machines, dictation on magnetic belts, plus polish up on grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation that is a must for this area. They are also taught the receptionist’s duties along with business procedures and etiquette. The Stenographic Word Processing is a most rewarding area for adventuring students going into the secretarial area. Wilda Farmer Margaret Taylor Melinda Boelling and Sharon Bedwell read and copy. 70 Class of 80 Katherine Woodard Shawna Woodard Moses Woods Angela Woody Richard Worley Ward Wright Steven Williams Angela Young Derrick Young Class Of 81 Gregory Strong James Sturges Garth Swisher Brian Tait George Tarry Thelma Terrill James Teuscher Quan Thi Allen Thomas Monty Thomas Doreen Thompson Robert Tolson James Trissel Virginia Trogdonp Darla Tulk Julie Underwood Leesa Underwood Dean Van Tassel Susan Van Zandt Dennis VanArkel Susan Vance Bee Vang Scott Volrath Om Vanlo David Voshell Richard Walker Dennis Wallace Reed Walters 71 Tailor made Tailoring one students learn how to identify fabrics as to fiber, construction, and the name of the material. The stu¬ dents are able to use and care of the sewing machines, and learn how to adjust a pattern to others besides themselves. They are instructed to construct various styles of skirts, pants, blouses and shirts. Tailoring two shows students how to alter and fit dresses. They learn how to use and care for an industrial sewing machine, and do some necessary altering and sewing on R.O.T.C. uniforms. In Tailoring three students are able to construct lined gar¬ ments such as suits, coats, ensemble, slacks, and capes besides altering and fitting them. Tailoring four deals with learning how to measure cor¬ rectly and compute the right amount of material needed for a sewing project. They make pillows, bed spreads, and draperies. Students in Tailoring five construct a pair of men’s slacks, jacket and vest and learn how to alter men’s clothes. Bette Greene Nate Lampkin thinks about sewing. Precision work 72 Class of 81 Michael Weatherly John Weathers Scott Weaver Anthony Wells Tina Wells Maureen Welter Donald Wentzel Ernest Wheeler Todd Whitehead Timothy Whitmore Douglass Whitney Kimberly Wilkins Bernard Williams Dalynn Williams Donna Williams Eugene Williams Mary Williams Austuan Wilson Daniel Wilson Jack Wolfkill Steven Wooley Raymond Wright Sharon Wright Johnnie Yong Lori Young Milton Young Sally Young Charlie Zakis 73 Torchbearers Welding first semester students have to arc weld for about three hours a day. This means they have to wear the safety equipment almost constantly. This equipment is worn to protect the eyes and face from brilliance of the flying sparks. In this core area the students get their experience by handling many types of metals and welding equipment. There are different kinds of welds such as making beads and weaves and lap welding. Some of the metals that they use are fairly common such as copper, sheet metal and others. Welding metals together is not all they do. They also cut metal. This is done with a cutting torch after the metal is cut then they may weld it together using one of the many methods. Lam-tau Vang puts his welding to the test. Harold Mishmash demonstrates welding to Kurt Johnson. Lam-tau Vang, Herm Lovan Wath, and David Weis work. 74 You’ve got to be joking. (Becky McCollough) M Cheryl Fredericksen, Phil McCammon, and Anentte Bear spend their free time writing notes. You’re problem is that your house has no doors! (Kevin Binder and Jack Druart) Kevin McPherson prepares to dance. John Wierzbiki takes a look at the lunch for animals. Gary Hyler and Jay Griffin are wild and crazy guys. 75 Russ Fisher Wood works The Woods core area involves building and measur¬ ing of wooden furniture. Sophomores have their first chance at building when they begin to put together a small night stand. During second semester stu dents study construction for com¬ mercial and residential buildings. Junior students design, build and finish a cabinet from beginning to end. They also build cabinets to use in the Tech house. Seniors help in the building of the Tech house and by graduation time are ready to start working the field of woods. Jim Hashman Paul Hindal David Hilson gets right to work. Ron Gibson and Rod Robbins work together. David Hilson really knows what he’s doing. 76 Linda Stewart plays head cashier. Ag instructor Steve Vogelzang shows ag students how to check their plants. 77 Classroom Wheels Drivers Ed teaches students a safe and cor¬ rect way of driving. Students drivecars that have been donated by car dealers for on the road training. Films are shown on the use of drugs and alcohol while driving, and accident films. Simulators are used to provide safe training in emergency proce¬ dures. Eldon Peterson Students receive simulator instructions. Math majors Most students would not readily admit that math is one of their favorite subjects, but they would admit that it can help in future job opportunities. The Algebra I and Algebra II course basically teach the use of formulas to solve x and y equations. Geometry is used to construct bisect angles, quadrilaterals, parallelograms, and circles. Trigonometry, also known as College Math, is the second phase of Algebra II. This goes deeper into the formulas and solutions to equations. The final course offered is the calculus, invented by Issac New¬ ton. Calculus was created to help Newton formulate his graviation theories, since the math available at the time was not advanced enough. Richard Clark Students study hard in math class. Galen Johnson 78 Vera Kemp Grammar made perfect Jay Laughman Peggy Dierzen watches class Tech s English classes range from classes to pre¬ pare the college bound student to teaching English as a tool for proper word usage and as a second lan¬ guage to foriegn students. Elaine Coyle Betty Murray 79 Ken Frey Lois Delaplane Strong bodies Larry Schwiezer Mel Green Tech ' s physical education department concerns the maintaining of strong healthy bodies and to provide an experience in different kinds of sports. Students are offered such choices as swimming, golf, archery, and many more. A Joan Odekirk Gary Jotzke R.O.T.C. Tech’s R.O.T.C. program is set up to teach such things as leadership, psychology, military drill, public speak¬ ing, human relations, first aid, C.P.R. and even deaf sign language. Robert Mockenhaupt Chris Thompson Scientific minds Science courses teach such subjects as, biology, physics, chemistry, LPN science, indsutrial safety and photography. Students in this area learn the same things that many col¬ lege level students are learning. Students also help out with first aid at the State Fair and other events. They teach Red Cross Safety Courses and courses in C.P.R. Gary Cameron 80 Wilmer Hokanson Paul Gillespie Steve Koch Bud Mounts Governmental affairs Social studies classes offer a variety of requried courses as well as electives. Govern¬ ment and Economics are required courses for seniors. American history and world history are also required. But students may pick Fam¬ ily Relations, Law Enforce¬ ment, Values Today, and Geography. Eleanor VanDyck Patricia Gants Music to the ear Because of the core area schedule, it is hard to place students in the band period. Mr. Wilson arranges individual times and practices with a partial group. Sometimes, the band plays music which is altered to fit the instruments available. The band marches at games and have two concerts during the school year. 81 Behind the lunchroom counter Jo Davis prepares sandwiches. Estella Constble cooks up a storm. Delores Rush with baked goodies. Darleen Jacob bakes cookies. Tech’s lunchroom ladies have done a beautiful job pre¬ paring both hot and cold lunches, and cleaning up after Tech students. Mrs. Maxine Northway, manager, along with a staff of fourteen lades served approximatley 650 students per day. Cold sack lunches were a new item sold to Tech students. 82 (Left row one) Larry Croll, Maurice LaMay, Avis Felix, (Left row two) Richard McCloud, Walter Felix. Custodians (Left row one) Harold Martin, Francis Sudbrock, Danny Hodges. (Left row two) Sandy Bales, Jerry Lewis, (Left row three) Richard Hall, Earl Wessell. The custodians are kept busy for three-eight hour shifts. Their job is to maintain the building with heating, lighting, and well ventilated. The day shift keeps the building clean and are on call if needed for emergency situations. The second shift cleans rooms and works on other maintenance. The third shift cleans the floors and then the whole process starts again at the beginning of a new day. (Above) Avis Felix runs the elevator. (Right) Maurice LaMay repairs a light in the hallway. Making a clean sweep 83 fk On the following pages is a quick look at Tech’s 23 organizations: Student Union, Office Staff, Technician Staff. Tech Guides, FFA, Counseling Staff, Nurse Staff, Library Staff. Mat Maids, Tech Tocks, Techniques, Vica Club, Deca Club, Aero Club, Band, ROTC, Sophomore Cheerleaders, Wrestling Cheerleaders, Varsity Cheerleaders, OEA, Bowling Club, and Drama Club. [Back row) Lisa Harris, Chris Lynch. Angela Young, April Consolver, Sue Myers, Carol Leo, Tracy Schweizer, Kim Kier, Inkham Baccam. (Front row) Sonjia Baring, Regina Becton, Tammie Ealy, Dina Lindquist, Becky Clymer. Tina Becton, Pam Daniels, Sandy Lawson, (Not pictured) Horn Baccam, Lori Heatcote. The Techniques drill team has only been in existence since this last school year. They have performed at basketball games, and hope to appear in some parades in the spring. A bake sale was held to raise money for the group. Money leftover from a previous drill team group (Techniques - ’77) was used to buy new uniforms. All of the girls are required to buy their own marching boots and tassles. Mrs. Ruth Ostwin- kle is the sponsor of the group. Mr. Jay Laugh- man helps coach. New steppers march at Tech Looking for a new routine? 87 LaRay King. President Sue Myers. Vice President Being president of a student union is no easy task. It requires a lot of time and effort. Under LaRay’s direction, the union has organized dances, a carni¬ val, a car wash, and other activities during the ’78- ’79 school year. LaRay is also on the Tech tennis team, the girls’ swim team, and manages the boys’ swim team. Next to Mr. Blackman. Sue wasoneof the biggest pushers of the SAT sales. She has also been the co¬ ordinator of many of the school activities. Sue is a member of the new Techniques drill team, a Tech guide, and a member of the Teacher Corps. Bring order into the union The Student Union has been very active this year. Some of the activities the union sponsored included Carnival Day. Crazy Day. a fashion show, a penny week to raise money for the school Christ¬ mas tree. Dress Up Day, the Homecoming car cara¬ van. several dances, and the Homecoming Festivities. Towards the end of the second semes¬ ter. they sponsored a Talent show, a special fund Faiser, and a candy sale to raise money for the Union. Dina Lindquist. Special Committees Dina is the one to see when you want to start a new project to raise money or just have a good time at an assembly. She coordinates the events that go on and forms a committee to get the job done. Dina is a member of the Senior Executive board, was a Sophomore and Varsity cheerleader, and is also a member of the Techniques. 88 Lisa Gilbert, Secretary Angela Woody, Treasurer Lisa’s job as secretay requires her to be very good at shorthand. Taking notes during a Student Union meeting isn’t exactly easy, especially when there are 30 people talking at the same time, but Lisa does it very well. Lisa seems to have very little free time for herself. She is in ROTC, is a Tech Guide, and is a singer for a group outside of school Angie’s the one that handles the money that comes into the Student Union. The money that the union raises is used to buy supplies for Tech stu¬ dents, provide funds for student activities, and pur¬ chase materials for the school. Angie also holds another important position. She is the president of the Tech High chapter of DECA, the Distributive Education Clubs of America. She is also a Varsity Cheerleader. Lisa Lint, Special Committees Lisa, along with Dina, helps to get the special committees set up so that things get moving. They are the backbone of all the Student Union’s activity. 89 Assistants with a purpose Each year some of Tech’s students elect to work in the office during their free periods to help the office staff. Many of their duties seem unimpor¬ tant to most people, but as Marjorie Wakefield said, “the office couldn ' t run without these people and the passes they run, the mail they file in teachers boxes, the envelopes they address and all those other important jobs they do. Tech’s nurse, Marjorie Mally, had an excellent group of helpers this year. The girls kept records of students coming in, ran errands, helped with supplies, answered the phone, and performed many other odd jobs. (Left row one) Kim Kier, Carol Pasholk, Sandy Lawson. (Left row two) Michelle Good, Tan 1 Wood, Tammy Smith. Margaret Long, (Not pictured, Tami Grenz and Dalynn Williams) 90 May we help you? (Left) Brenda Robinson. Michelle Good, EstherToulouse, Shelly Starrett, Tammie Ealy. (Not pic¬ tured. Christine Niffenegger, and Barbara Dingman) Counseling center helpers do many different tasks for the counselors. They do filing chores, write out passes for counsel¬ ing appointments, run errands around the school and do general office work. The helper checks out of study hall to help the coun¬ selors out. Quiet Please Librarian helpers aid in the library by shelving books, sorting out magazines, and doing general library jobs. Tracy Knight sits quietly in the library. (Not pictured. Deanna Smith and Kevin McCLain) 91 Authors of this book The 1979 Engineer feature full page pictures for the division pages. The copy headlines asks questions that any high school student might ask about the school. Chris Lynch was editor of this year’s yearbook. Vicki Rooney designed the cover. With a herd of photographers on the staff, the yearbook has plenty of pictures — maybe not the right quality or what was wanted every time — but lots of pictures. On yes, the staff took up-to-date pictures of the faculty — they don’t look so young any more. Hope you enjoy the book. (Above) A joke put on by the photographers. Editor Chris Lvnch Ad Managers: Carol Glenn and Brian Penn Staff: Bridgette Butts, Teresa Elliott, and Barney Rosenbalm. 92 I D. managers Janet Wheatley and Theresa McDivitt. Working on senior section. (Top left) Staff: Dale Sommers, Connie Richardson, Yang Lee. and Copeland Fran¬ cis. (Bottom left) Staff, Don Barton, Lynn Robinson, Jim Rasavanh, Charles Stoner. (Top right) Lynn Robinson writes copy. Kenny Keller points out interesting facts about Tech. Guidance at Tech Many visitors first view of Tech has been made possible through the organ¬ ization called the Tech Guides. Gudies act as Tech’s hosts to ele¬ mentary and junior high students, plus adults that would like to get a better look at what Tech has to offer. This group of young men and women take visitors on tours around the school building, explaining the various classes and core area functions. Chances are that you as a student at Des Moines Tech took part in a tour while in junior high or elementary school. Tammy Phillips leads the way. Maids watch over mats Mat maids (Left row one) Shelly Harsh, Donna Riley, Kelly Meador, (Left row two) Mel Riley, Joann Keddie, Tammy Phillips. The Mat Maids job is to help assist the wrestling team with the mats before a meet. During the meet they assist the coach by running errands, and with the scoring. The Mat Maids also provide team spirit. Perfect timing Tech Tocks (Left row one) Robin Worley, Mary Griffin, Maureen Welter, (Left row two) Jane Felix, Lori MacDonald, Carol Leo, Tracy Schweizer, (Left row three) Kathy Slater, Lara Beem, Linda Rein, Denise German, Darra Robinson, (Left row four) Laura Kracht, LaRay King, Kelly Meador, Brenda Robinson. There is an organization at Tech devoted entirely to the subject of time, the Tech Tocks. This organizatin times the swimmers when at swimming meets to the nearest one hundreth of a second accurately. Other responsibilities include running errands before swimming meets, giving moral support to the swimmers both before and after the events. 95 Future Farmers The Des Moines Chapter of the Future Farmers of America is located at Tech and is one of the only large city chapters in Iowa. The F.F.A. spnosors many events throughout the year including judging contests. The Des Moines Tech Chapter participated in about thirty five events all over the state from Ida Grove to Waterloo, in contests against other chapters. Des Moines did very well and in one area they won first place in state competition. The chapter also showed livestock at three fairs across Iowa. Other activities included sponsoring a wool show, raising a variety of animals from bees to chickens to a three hundred and fifty pound sow with eleven piglets. The chapter is involved in many more events all year long and gives its members knowledge and skill. Officers (Left) Ed Hall, Don Rothman: Treasurer, Dale Sommers: Vice President, Dianne Curtis: Secretary, Jenny Caulk: Sentinal, Lisa Speck: Reporter, Doug Snyder: President, Keith Vogelzang. 96 Future office secretaries Clerical O.E.A. (left) Susan Lewin, President; Donna Anderson, Vice President; Denise Collins, Secretary; Lori MacDonald, Treasurer. O.E.A. (Office Education Association) is an organization programmed to teach and train young people for office secretarial jobs of the future. Students belonging to the organization are enrolled in the Steno and Clerical Core Area. They attend state and national meetings. Secretarial O.E.A. (left) Pam Deerr, Secretary; Dawnelle Tindrell, Treasurer; Sharon Bedwell, President; Mary Fath, Assistant Treasurer; Sandy Henderson, Reporter. Not pictured Marie Ori, first semester President. 97 Future Business Persons D.E.C.A. stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America. It is a club for students in the D.E. core area. The club is held during school hours. The club plans social activities, career devel¬ opment activities, and goes to state delegate assemblies. The president for this years D.E.C.A. group was Angie Woody whose responsibilities were to conduct chapter meetings and to plan activities. Many students are on Co-op where they receive employment experience. D.E.C.A. officers: (Left) Georgeann Stout, Angie Woody. Jeff Samuelson, Anita Potter, Bobbie Reed. (Not pictured. Wanona Jones) Drive for mankind V.I.C.A. stands for Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Over the school year, V.I.C.A. has held many school sponsored pro¬ jects like the blood drive. Toys for Tots, and sled¬ ding and Halloween parties. Tech V.I.C.A. was first in state last year and are doing just as well this year. V.I.C.A. officers: (Left front) Kellie Meador, Joyce Priest. Brenda Glaser, Sha wna Woo¬ dard, (Left back) Cassie Overton, Kris Kohls, Tammy Scott, Penny Seals, Denise German, Mr. Long, advisor. 98 Tech makes a strike One of the newest additions to Metro sports is bowling. Bowling has been in Tech’s gym classes for some years, but just started this year as a Metro sport. The teams bowl at Merle Hay lanes. It is not a lettered sport but may be next year. Some of the high games were 246 by Marv Nolte; 226 by Jeff Clemens, and 215 by Scott Hoifeldt. The three teams that represented Tech ended up 12, 13, and 17th in the tourna¬ ment. Six bowlers represented Tech in the Districts: Nolte. Clemens, Hoifeldt, Dennis Alatorre, Ron Stanley, and alternate Rick Baccus. They placed third. Others on the teams were: Terry Kirchner, Bill Curtis, Chris Linn, Jeff McKinley, Dave Grett, Cinda Bruce, Toni Agan, Bob Hebron, Matt Greene, and Chris Ver Huel. Lois Delaplane, sponsor 99 (Left) Ed Kabrick, Vice President, Bill Graves, Secretary and Treasurer. (Not pictured, President Dan Grimm.) A.E.R.O. Club prepares to fly Tech’s Aero Club was formed in 1966 by some of the students that were in the Aviation core area. They were interested in getting their private pilots license by flying after school. The club owns its own air¬ plane and the plane is ready to fly night or day. (Left) Executive board, William Reeves, Danny Morgan. (Not pictured. Mike Walkdon.) 100 Mr. McHabe (Chuck Strode) enforces his discipline measures upon teachers Carol Glenn and Teresa Elliot. Paul (Kevin Mc¬ Pherson) makes a move on Sylvia (Teresa Elliot). The class harasses Miss Barrett. On (anuary 11, Tech’s Drama Club presented, Up the Down Staircase, in the Tech High Auditorium. The Drama Club cast was: Teresa Elliot, Carol Glenn, Kevin McPherson, Brian Penn, Chuck Strode, Jenny Caulk, Kelly Meis, Kim Burgeson, Kevin Peterson, Gary Miles. LaRay King. Maureen Welter, Dewayne Amerson. Carneila Richardson, George Grover, Donna Riley, Tammy Phillips. Tamie Grenz, Diana Webb, Mary Grif¬ fin, Alice Guerrero, and Bridgette Butts. Mrs. Becky And¬ erson is the sponsor of the group. The play proved to be a big success for the club. (Left) (oe (George Grover) speaks out to Sylvia Barrett (Teresa Elliot). (Right) Dr. Clark (Brian Penn) warns Sylvia. 101 Staff at work The Tech Journalism Department is primarily responsible for the publishing of the school newspaper, The Technician. Students work as reporters, photo¬ graphers. managers, and editors to gain basic knowledge of how a paper is put into publication. They go through the basic steps of journalism, collecting, writing, editing, and publishing the news. Positions on the paper are changed each semester so that every student in journal¬ ism is able to learn what each job requires. The course is required by some core areas such as Art and Radio and T.V. but is also offered as an elective. How’s this for a news brief? (Left) Reporter Anita Potter, Circulation Manager Bobbie Reed. Reporter Kevin Thompson, Reporter Orlando Mayes. Jeff Clemens types up new Technicolors. (Left) Reporters: John Jayne. Chuck Strode, Kevin Klimowski. R.O.T.C. rates high nationally Major Robert Mockenhaupt deep in thought. A showcase of awards the unit and the drill team have received. The Marine Corps Junior R.O.T.C. unit at Tech has been announced as one of the best in the nation. The program involves drilling, map reading, first aid, and public speak¬ ing. There are two extracurricular ac¬ tivities that the students can take part in, the Rifle team, and Drill team. Mark Hilliard, Robert Bardwell and Richard Worley starting the day off. 103 (Top right) Learning sign langauge are Steve Doud, Don Boylan, Ernesta Manson. (Right) Steve Doud, Craig Dodd, Robert Bardwell, and Richard Worley perform in the boy’s gym. (Bottom right) Hard work and long prac¬ tices for Blackman ' s Rifles drill team. ROTC DRILLTEAMSTO GO TO DALLAS FOR COTTON BOWL by Marv Nolle During the lummer while some of us were out clowning around, two of Tech’s clubs were out participating in contests. Tech’s ROTC went to the Iowa Parade Championship at Fort Dodge and came home $70 richer. The Blue Knights went to the American Legion Drill Championship here in Des Moines and walked away with second place plus $150. Right before school started, the Blue Knights and the A- mericans took off for Dallas to take part in a drill meet there. The Blue Knights took second arid the Americans took sixth. Tech’s ROTC unit was named the best in the country this summer. While at Dallas, they were Invited to the New Year ' s Cot¬ ton Bowl parade and to see the game as guests. This is the first time a unit like the Blue Knights and the . Americans have been chosen.. 104 (Left to right) Richard Worley, Jim Corrigan, Dan Grimm, and Jim Sickels perform as the Bicentennial Color Guard at the Tech vs. East game. The MCROA trophy, awarded each year to the outstand¬ ing R.O.T.C. unit in the country, is surrounded by physi¬ cal achievement trophies. Tech had the number one girls P.E. unit in the nation. (Left to right) Kely Wilcots, Gorgeanne Stout, and Mr. Don Blackman and MSgt. Chris Thompson proudly Gaude Hughes — receive their Physical Achieve- display the MCROA trophy after the awards ceremony, ment awards from Wes Santee, the first American to break the four-minute mile. 105 Band (Left row one) Pam Deerr, Chris Green, Debra Ogle, Ruth Holmes, Doreen Thompson, Michelle Anderson, Bill Moody, (Left row two) Gary Miles, Sue Callison, John Stahowick, Rick Erickson. Jane Felix, Esther Toulouse. Debbie Deerr, Kim Wilkins! (Left row three) Doug Deerr, Rob Yelenik, Alan Large, Tamie Heldenbrand, Brian Tate, Charles Strode, (Left row four) Mike Callison, Scott Edwards, Dick Wilson, Director, Kyle Putzier, Jerry Walsh, Rick Kimbley. Brian Tate charges up the band. Here comes the band This year’s band had a total of twenty band members playing. They performed at eight basketball games and five football games. The Concert band put on a winter concert with a chorus added. The band will appear in the Drake Relays parade during the spring. The two money raising events for the band this year were the selling of pens and candy. Dick Wilson directs the band. 106 music. Working hard on new material. Performing at a game. 107 (Front) Mari Boyd, Maureen Welter. Denise German, (Back) Esther Toulouse. Kris Kohls. Kelly Meis, (Mount) Carol Leo. Spirited Wrestling Cheerleaders Wrestling Cheerleaders provided a lot of support to Tech wrestlers at meets and tournaments this year. The cheerleader fund-raising events included two car washes and several bake sales. The money raised contrib¬ uted to the wrestling booster club, who in turn bought the new uniforms for the cheerleaders. The cheerleaders enjoyed the wrestling season this year and many hope to return next season. 108 (Front) Tracy Schvveizer. (Behind) Kathy Danilson. (Left) Dara Robinson. Bonnie Delfs. (Mounted) Kim Kier. Sophomore Cheerleaders perk up spirit Tech’s Sophomore Cheerleders provided a lot of spirit at games and assemblies. During the year they held fund raising events to raise money for the group. Bake sales and a raffle raised fifty dollars for the group. The money was used to buy pom poms. 109 (Front row) Viet Mandley, Angie Woody, Lanette Ault. (Back row) Cheryl Carl, Linda Brown, Laura Kracht. (Mounted) Pam Ford, Tina Thompson, Stephanie Parsons. Most spirited cheerleading team Tech ' s Varsity Cheerleaders have plenty of spirit, as anyone can tell you. As proof of that, they are now the proud receivers of the “team with the most spirit " trophy from the Iowa State University Cheerleading Workshop Camp. The squad also attended the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) Camp at Lake Okoboji. Besides attending cheerleading camp, the squad did a little fund-raising for their group. They ran the annual “Carnation for Valentines Day " sale and earlier in the year they sold Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops. 110 " Most spirited Cheerleading Waiting for the one. team” trophy won by Varsity Cheerleaders. Construction by Tech (Left) Lowell Pride and Mike Walters put railing on the patio deck. Tech house number 7 (Top right) Tech house number 8 (Bottom right). Tech has built one house a year since 1970. House 7 at 1130Twelfth was completed in April 1978 after being started last year. The house should sell for $48-49,000. Tech house 8 was started, after the carpentry students finished their work on 7, in October, 1978. It is located at 1136 Twelfth and is nearly completed. The house will be sold next year. The Des Moines Public School District makes several thousand dol¬ lars a year on the houses. The money goes into the general fund for all the schools. Carpentry is not the only core area that works on the house. Drafting, Cabinet Making, Painting and Decorating, Refrigeration and Air Con¬ ditioning, Electricity, Sheet Metal, and Agri Business also do some of the work on the house. (Left) Mr. Hashman and Chansomone Saphabmixay saw a piece of wood for the patio deck for house 7. (Above) Loreen Cotter, Mike Walters, and Bob Jordan hang a rain troft on house 8. (Left to right) O.U.S.A. officers. Treasurer, Secretary, President, Vice President. The Official Unevolved Student Association is a newly formed group tht has been added to Tech’s already long list of small extra-curricular organizations. This new group has surprisin gly surpassed the number of members in any one of the groups or clubs at Tech. The group membership is believed to be between 800 to 1200 student and the number keeps rising. Meetings were held throughout the year and many activities took place to keep the members busy. Some of the activities that the group has been credited for were, No Spirit Day, Uncommited to a Tech Club or Sport Year, and No Cheering at the Tech Games. Sponsors of the group believe that the club will never decrease in size because of the high student interest in what the club stands for. Meeting with the executives. 113 The president in charge. O.U.S.A. heard but not seen Homecoming Queen, King and Court Sophomore attendants, Tracy Schweizer, Jim Eaton. Senior attendant, Copeland Francis, (Not pictured: Jeanie Bates) (Left) Juniors, Anita Wade, Barney Skaggs, Sophomores, Jim Eaton, Tracy Schweizer, and Queen, Anita Thompson. THOMPSON, JENKINS WIN OUEEN, KING by Barney Rosenbalm Seniors Anita Thompson and Jerry Jenkins were selected as Tech ' s 1978 Homecoming Queen and King at the assembly in the auditorium on Oct. 27. Senior attendants to the Queen and King were Jeanie Bates and Copeland Francis. Juniors were Anita Wade and Barney Skaggs. Sophomores were Tracy Schweizer and Jim Eaton. Joy Priest was co-ordinator and Mrs. Mary Anne McManus was in charge of putting the assembly together. Plus the selections of Queen and King, skits were put on by the cheerleaders. Drama Club, and the Radio and TV core area. (Left) Anita Thompson and Jerry Jenkins walk off stage as 1979 Homecoming Queen and King. 115 One point loss hurts Engineers Tech narrowly lost to Roose¬ velt 27-26 in the Homecom¬ ing game, October 27, at Williams. Roosevelt led 19-8 at half, but Tech fought back by scoring 12 points in the third quarter to take a 20-19 lead going into the final period. Joe Brown, the leading rusher of the game with 147 yards on 27 carries, ran for 1 5 yards to bring the score within one point. The crowd crowds at Homecoming. What happened? says both Tech and Roosevelt. The referees are all there. (Right) Who ' s got the ball? (Left) Let’s change sides! 116 Tech Doors Show Homecoming Pride The winning Homecoming doors were first place, 323, Miss Wilda Farmer; second place, 340, Mr. Gene Barlow and third place, 403, Mr. Ted Finch. Sue Meyers won the locker decorating with second place winners Dawn Peter¬ son and Kathy Lame. Third place went to Dina Lindquist and Lisa Lint. A sample of the hard work put into the decorating of lockers and homerooms for Homecoming ’78. Carnival’s a success Tech held its first Homecoming Carnival October 25th. Games included football tossing, elec¬ tronic endurance test. Baked goods were sold by the members of the sophomore cheerleaders. Disco Tech buttons were sold by Distributive Education. The carnival proved to be a success. (Far left) Sue Myers is electri¬ fied! (Top left) Mrs. Mary Anne MacManus handles money exchanges. (Bottom left) Mr. Sy Forrester makes a short pass. 117 Disco Tech Homecoming Assembly Seniors Anita Thompson and Jerry Jenkins were selected as Tech’s 1978 Homecoming Queen and King at the assembly in the auditorium on Oct. 27. Senior attendants to the Queen and King were Jeanie Bates and Copeland Francis. Juniors were Anita Wade and Barney Skaggs. Sophomores were Tracy Schweizer and Jim Eaton. Joy Priest was co-ordinator and Mrs. Mary Anne McManus was in charge of putting the assembly together. Plus the selections of Queen and King, skits were put on by the cheer¬ leaders, Drama Club, and the Radio and TV core area. Cheerleaders bring back the past. Barney Skaggs submits his name. Varsity Cheerleaders promote school spirit. 118 Is this what sports is all about? 119 Engineer sports roundup On the following next pages appear all the different sports presently at Tech. This section is divided into girls sports pro¬ ceeded by sports for the boys. Scores for both sections appear together on a three page layout. 120 Mrs. Violet Potter, who helped with girls cross country, rests from a workout with the runners: Tammy Potter. Mary Griffin, Kathy Fisher, Cindy Van Syoc. (Not pictured: Anita Potter) LACK OF RUNNERS HURT TEAM CHANCES The girls practice for the next meet. 121 The girls cross country team defeated both East and Osceola in meets. They placed eighth in theMetro meet. At their annual banquet, Tammy Potter, Anita Potter, Mary Griffin, Cindy Van Syoc, and Kathy Fisher received letters. Dave Lee, who was the 1962 State Cross Country Cham¬ pion, was the main speaker. Mr. Chuck Silvey is the coach. (Row two) Julie McNear, Cathy Simbro, Theresa Heimbaugh, Denise German; Manager, Joyce Priest. (Row one) Mari Boyd, Vicki Rooney, Mel Riley, Lynn Robinson, Coach Joan Odekirk. Volleyball team beats Dowling by Tim Davis The varsity girls volleyball team used a good team effort to defeat Dowling, Sept. 21, for their first win of the sea¬ son The score: 15-1, 15-9, 15-7. However, the team lost to East, Sept. 19, at East by the score of 15-9, 15-3, 15-12. They lost to Roosevelt on Sept. 25 at Tech but did man¬ age to win one game in the three best out of five that is played. The score: Roosevelt 15-1, 15-11, 13-15,. 15-3. Three girls receive Metro honors Tech’s volleyball team completed its second year with a record of 1-13. Their win came over Dowling and despite a rough season, three girls received Metro honors. Cathy Simbro was placed on the first team All Metro. Vicki Rooney and Julie McNear were placed on honorable mention. The team was coached by Mrs. Joan Odekirk. Left: Mari Boyd and Denise German at the Tech vs North Game. Top right: Denise German hits back as Vicki Rooney looks on. Bottom left: Metro player Julie McNear. Bottom right: Metro player Vicki Rooney. 122 r (Left row one) Kelly Meis, manager; Kim Bergeson. Sue Callison, Lisa Osbrink, Jane Felix. Kathy Slater, manager, (Left row two) Coach Ken Frey, Penny Seals, Lara Beem, Lori MacDonald, Angie Woody, Robin Worley, (Left row three) Tracy Schwiezer. Barbara Virdin, Susan Vance, Theresa Mahedy, Ruth Ann Holmes, Debbie Rothman, Coach Galen Johnson. (Not pictured) Monika McClaire, Kim Golay. Shawna Woodard, Laray King, Joni Swisher. Tech’s girls swimming team floated to several school records despite losses. New record holders are: Barbra Virden in the 100 yard butterfly, Shawna Woodard in the 100 yard breast stroke and Lori MacDonald co-holding. The season was highlighted by a win over North and three school records. Swimmers make waves A cake for the Swimmers. Trs ' y Schwiezer makes a dive. 123 Future Tech stars (Left row one) Arma McMillian, Lisa Bell, Roxanne Delaney. Lynn LaMay, Lora Hill, Lori Young, Coach George Davis, Marsha McQuerry, Charlene Harper. The sophomore girls basketball team, coached by Mr. George Davis, had a surpris¬ ingly good season considering their lack of height. Their record at the end of the season was 9 wins, 10 losses. Several of the girls moved up to Varsity at the end of season and gained valuable experience which will help them as they further their careers in basketball. Tonya Long and George Davis get ready for a practice. 124 High jump (Left row one) Jackie McQuerry, Kelli Wilcots, Kim Donley, Lynn Robinson, Terri Green, Vanessa Lyons, Vicki Rooney. (Left row two) Gary Jotzke, Denise Shade, Tonya Long, Dawnelle Tindrell, Karen Clay, Pam Johnson. Cathy Simbro. Loren Chelleen. Tech’s girls basketball team, led by top scorer Daw¬ nelle Tindrell. rounded out their season with a 5-15 record. Dawnelle Tindrell, won her way to the number one scoring position in the Metro, had two games in which she scored over 60 points and many others in which she scored over 30 points. Other members putting in the points for Tech were Kim Donley, Terri Green and Pam Johnson. (Left) Kim Donley (Right) Daw¬ nelle Tindrell make baskets with ease. 125 Senior basketball players are: (Left) Kelli Wilcots, Dawnelle Tindrell, Cathy Simbro, Kim Donley, Vicki Rooney. Dawnell Tindrell passes in forward court. Engineers engage in pre-game drills. Kathy Simbro prepares to shoot a free throw. 126 Junior basketball players are: (Left) Terri Green, Lynne Robinson, Jackie McQuerry, Karen Clay, Vanessa Lyons, Denise Shade, Tonya Long, Pam Johnson. Tennis anyone? Team: (Left row one) Pam Canady. Debbie Rothman, Jody Swisher, Mel Riley, Tanya Lampkin, LaRay King, (Left row two) Lara Beem, Donna Riley, Kellie Meador, Denise German, Virginia Stewart, Chuck Ealy, (Left row three) Lori MacDonald. Ivy Young, Greg Buzzy, Jane Felix, Connie Richardson, Jim Eaton, Jon Narcisse, Jerry Glenn, Coach Galen Johnson, (Left row four) Coach Scott McAdam, Norman Gilbert, Richarda Bright, Dennis VanArkel, Doug Freerksen, Jay Squires, Jeff Samuelson, Gary Hyler. Lack of experience hurt Tech’s Girls Tennis Team this year. As of May 1, they had lost to Johnston, North, Roosevelt, Valley, and Lin¬ coln. However Coach Galen John¬ son hopes that with this year ' s play experience, the team will develop into winners next year. Coaches: Scott McAdam and Galen Johnson. 128 Varsity: (Left row one) Jody Swisher, Pam Canady, Debbie Rothman. Tanya Lampkin, (Left row two) Denise German, Vir¬ ginia Stewart, LaRay King, Mel Riley, Donna Riley. Kellie Mea¬ dor, (Left row three) Lara Beem, Jane Felix, Connie Richardson, Richarda Bright, Ivy Young, Lori MacDonald. Tennis: (Left row one) Denise German. Pam Canady, Jody Swisher, Debbie Rothman, Tanya Lampkin, (Left row two) Connie Richardson, Kellie Meador, Donna Riley, Lara Beem, Richarda Bright. 129 The team: Row one: Cheryl Carl, Kim Donley, Karen Clay. Loretta Coleman, Kelly Wilcots. Back row: Lynn Lewis, Karen Benson, Lynne Robinson, Char- lene Harper, Julie McNear, Dawnelle Tindrell, Kris Kohls. Vicki Rooney, manager. On the Seniors: Row one: Kelly Wilcots, Kim Donley. Dawnelle Tindrell, Vicki Rooney. Back row: Coach George Davis, Coach Steve Forrester, Julie McNear, Karen Benson. right track Distance runners: Julie McNear, Kris Kohls, Kelly Wil¬ cots, Lynn Lewis, Lynne Robinson. 130 Shot-putters: Karen Benson, Charlene Harper. The 440 and 880 relay teams: Cheryl Carl, Dawnelle Tindrell, Kim Donley, Loretta Coleman, Karen Clay. Tech’s girls track team won its season’s opener at Lamoni and has been in the running in other events during the season. Cheryl Carl, as of the first of May, held the best time in the 220. A total of 21 girls came out for the team, but only eleven remained. Coach George Davis hopes the team will score in the state meet for a first for Tech. They took 11th in the state indoor, came in 11th in the Dowling Invitational, 8th in the Urbandale meet, 6th in Valley relays, and 4th in the Lincoln Invitational. They beat North in a dual meet. 131 A candid look at the girls sports We re number one is the message from the girls track members. Waiting in line to be tennis stars. Drearning of future track meets. 132 Golf team: (Left to right row one) Kim Grover, Tammy Phillips, (row two) Sue Wilcox. Pam Ford, Cathy Simbro, Kelly Meis, Wanona Jones. Carol Smith, Coach Ken Frey, Assistant Coach Maury Glenn. The girls golf team came close to several wins this season, but as of May 1, were still without a victory. However, they only lost to Roosevelt, always a top golf team, by six strokes and only five strokes to Hoover, another Metro favorite. Coach Ken Frey said, “I ' m really proud of this year’s girls team.” Golf club(s) 133 Softball Team Hopes for Better Year Tech’s softball team, coached by Mr. George Davis, had a squad of over 20 members last spring. Members of the team ranged in grade from ninth to twelfth. Practices were held from May 1 and the first game was played May 25. Cathy Simbro’s fool-proof catch. Taking a short break. 134 Varsity Football Tech 12 Urbandale 33 Tech 12 Lincoln 13 Tech 0 Hoover 16 Tech 42 North 0 Tech 21 Valley 7 Tech 7 East 12 Tech 20 Dowling 40 Tech 26 Roosevelt 27 Soph. Football Tech 0 S.E. Polk 27 Tech 0 Lincoln 30 Tech 0 Hoover 49 Tech 8 North 12 Tech 0 Valley 26 Tech 0 East 36 Tech 0 Dowling 27 Tech 8 Roosevelt 0 Tech 0 Indianola 15 J.V. Football Tech 18 Dowling 30 Tech 14 Lincoln 6 Tech 14 Urbandale 12 Tech 38 Saydel 0 Tech 14 Newton 38 Tech 14 Hoover 10 Girls Varsity Basketball Tech 24 Hoover, Jamboree 36 Tech 36 Lamoni 63 Tech 65 North 46 Tech 59 Valley 78 Tech 32 East 87 Tech 65 Dowling 77 Tech 68 Roosevelt 72 Tech 46 Hoover 67 Tech 61 Saydel 68 Tech 67 Lincoln 77 Tech 51 Newton 57 Tech 47 Hoover 51 Tech 93 North 57 Tech 65 Valley 46 Tech 57 Lincoln 61 Tech 65 Dowling 62 Tech 57 Roosevelt 62 Tech 75 Urbandale 107 Sophomore Girls Basketball Tech 39 Lamoni 66 Tech 65 North 40 Tech 40 Valley 69 Tech 32 East 72 Tech 45 Dowling 46 Tech 36 Roosevelt 34 Tech 49 Hoover 47 Tech 65 Perry 44 Tech 44 Saydel 45 Tech 59 Lincoln 61 Tech 89 North 24 Tech 62 East 66 Tech 62 Valley 67 Tech 67 Roosevelt 42 Tech 50 Dowling 51 Tech 70 S. Hamilton 72 Tech 47 Hoover 48 Tech 51 Newton 42 Tech 70 Lincoln 69 Softball Tech 5 VanMeter 7 Tech 1 Newton 8 Tech 6 Chariton 7 Tech 10 Lamoni 11 Tech 2 East 6 Tech 10 North 13 Tech 3 Lincoln 15 Tech 5 Dowling 16 Tech 8 Valley 9 Tech 4 Hoover 11 Tech 2 East 9 Tech 6 North 7 Tech 7 Lincoln 14 Tech 6 Dowling 15 Tech 5 Valley 13 Tech 14 Hoover 15 Tech 5 Roosevelt 10 Tech 8 Roosevelt 9 135 Cross Country Valley 27, Tech 45, Roosevelt 53 (B) Roosevelt 19, Valley 24, Tech 45 (G) Tech 12th at Ames (B) Tech 5th at Urbandale Invitational (B) Tech 4th in Metro (B-G) Tech 6th in District (B) Baseball Tech 6 Saydel 0 Tech 6 North 3 Tech 0 East 9 Tech 0 Dowling 7 Tech 3 Newton 4 Tech 2 Burlington 5 Tech 7 Knoxville 2 Tech 7 Roosevelt 6 Tech 8 Emmetsburg 9 Tech 7 Indianola 3 Tech 0 Lincoln 6 Tech 2 Hoover 3 Tech 6 North 5 Tech 2 Valley 3 Tech 0 East 11 Tech 0 Roosevelt 5 Tech 5 Dowling 15 Tech 7 Newton 11 Tech 6 Indianola 5 Tech 3 Hoover 5 Tech 6 North 7 Varsity Basketball Tech 72 North 59 Tech 67 Valley 61 Tech 71 East 66 Tech 86 Boxholm 66 Tech 50 Dowling 108 Tech 53 Roosevelt 58 Tech 56 Lincoln 84 Tech 59 Hoover 81 Tech 72 Ottumwa 81 Tech 64 North 51 Tech 65 Valley 81 Tech 72 East 89 Tech 57 Dowling 85 Tech 68 Roosevelt 69 Tech 63 Newton 67 Tech 67 Lincoln 99 Tech 75 LaSalle 65 Sopho more Basketball Tech 50 North 40 Tech 52 Valley 42 Tech 60 Boxholm 40 Tech 61 Roosevelt 63 Tech 55 Lincoln 52 Tech 50 Hoover 85 Tech 64 North 50 Tech 56 Valley 68 Tech 71 Saydel 52 Tech 61 Ottumwa 41 Tech 59 Dowling 49 Tech 67 Roosevelt 68 Tech 55 Newton 59 Tech 48 Lincoln 62 Tech 64 LaSalle 34 Tech 44 Hoover 54 Tech 56 East 83 Tech 64 East 61 136 Girls Swimming Tech 33 Hoover 138 40 East 128 65 Ottumwa 105 92 North 79 46 Lincoln 123 54 SE Polk 117 36 Roosevelt 135 31 Valley 140 Boys Swimming Tech 40 Boone 43 120 Grinnell 49 40 SE Polk 43 77 Dowling 95 91 East 81 101 Urbandale 71 119 Ottumwa 50 128 North 39 68 Valley 104 97 Columbus, Neb. 75 93 Lincoln 79 55 Hoover 117 57 Roosevelt 117 85 SE Polk 87 Tech 2nd in Tech Invitational Tech 9th in Milliard, Neb. meet Tech 6th in Metro Tech 6th in District Tech 22nd in State Wrestling Tech 12 SE Polk 43 27 Colfax 26 18 Perry 28 6 Dowling 54 35 East 21 52 North 12 12 Bondurant 34 6 Valley 64 18 Lincoln 27 31 Hoover 12 29 Roosevelt 24 Tech 8th SE Polk meet 7th at Corning; 8th at Ames meet. Tech 2 Lincoln 6 0 Valley 1 7 Johnston 4 0 East 9 2 Indianola 5 0 Creston 11 7 Saydel 5 2 East 12 Boys and Girls Golf April 1-Indianola-G 9-Perry 10- North-G 11- North 12- Lincoln-G 13- SE Polk 16- Hoover 17- Indianola 18- Roosevelt-G 19- Hoover-G 19- Roosevelt 20- Valley Classic-B-G 23- Valley 24- Valley-G 25- East 25-SE Polk-G 30-East-G May 2-Dowling 3- Dowling-G 4- Newton Invit. 8-Urbandale 10-Urbandale-G 15-Lincoln 18-Districts 21- Districts-G Boys-Girls Tennis April 5-Boone 9-Johnston-G 12- Norwalk 13- Indianola-G 14- Knoxville Invit. 17- North 18- North-G 20- Saydel 21- Hoover Invit. 23- Roosevelt 24- Valley 24-Roosevelt-G 26-Indianola 26-Valley-G 30-Lincoln May 1-Boone 1- Lincoln-G 2- Dowling 3- Ames 3- Dowling-G 4- Ankeny 5- Indianola Invit 8-East 8- Indianola-G 9- Newton-G 10- East-G 11- District 15- SE Polk 16- Hoover 17- Ankeny-G 18- Newton 18-Secitonals-G 22- Districts-G 23- Knoxville Boys-Girls Track 17-North, Dowling. Roosevelt-G March 10-Indoor State-G 17-North, Dowling, Roosevelt 15-Engineer Relays 20-Lincoln Invit-G 17-State Federation 20-Urbandale Relays 24-Simpson Relays 27-Drake Relays B-G 31-Dowling May 3-Saydel Relays-G April 3-Hoover, Lincoln, Valley 4-Newton Relays 3-Hoover, Lincoln, Valley-G 7-Districts-G 5-Urbandale 10-Metro-G 7-Dowling Invit.-G 11 Districts 9-Urbandale Relays-G 14-Urbandale Relays-G 10-Soph relays 17-Metro 14-Valley Relays-G 18-State-G 14-Ames Relays 25-State Volleyball Tech 2,8,13 Lincoln 15,15,15 3,6,3, Hoover 15.15,15 12,7,5 North 15,15,15 4,6,0 Valley 15,15,15 9.3,2 East 15,15,15 15,15,15 Dowling 1.7,9 1,11,15,5 Roosevelt 15,15,13.15 9,0,9 Hoover 15,15,15 1.4,6 Valley 15,15,15 6,3,11 East 15,15,15 5,10.15,12 Dowling 15,15,0,15 3,5,12 Roosevelt 15,15,15 8,11.1 Roosevelt 15,15,15 3.2 Valley 15,15 137 Varsity lines up: Lamar Mitchell, Brad Sommers, Steve Beckett, Mike Heuton, Mike Smith, Tim Bailey, Scott Potter. Heuton leads cross country team Tech CC beats Riders by Bernard Lyle Tech’s boys cross country team took second with 45 points in meet action Sept. 5 at Valley. Valley, the host team, won the event with 27 points. Roosevelt took third place with 53 points. Junior Mike Heuton took took third place in individual standings. Tech’s girls cross country team finished third in their competition which took place while the boys were having their meet. Roosevelt won it with 17 points followed by Valley with 24 points. Tech was third with 42 points Tech determination shows in Heuton’s practice. The 1978 boys cross country team, headed by Coach Charles Silvey, placed fifth in the Metro. Other events that highlighted the season were second place finishes in Newton and at Valley. The team was lead by junior Mike Heuton who placed in the top five repeatedly throughout the season. The season was finished with a banquet for all the runners. Getting set are: John Wiezbiki, Rick Downs, Mike Dullard, Dean LaRue, Mark Newhart, Myron Burgan. 138 Engineers running strong in 78 (Left) Ed Kabrick, Manager; Coach Gary Cameron, Head Coach Bud Mounts, Coach Jess Barker. All Metro Honors (Left) Doug Benda, Dan Bell, Tyree Wagner, Dave Meador, Kevin Woods, (Left front) Frank Irwin, Joe Brown. Bryan Smith, Winston Jaco, Rollie Harris. 139 Bryan Smith hands off to Chuck Black. Tech’s varsity football team, led by Coach Bud Mounts, finished in the season with a 2-7-0 record. Highlights of the season included victories in succession over North and Valley. Though many dreams were not fulfilled, the Tech Engineers man¬ aged to pull three first and three second team spots on the all Metro squad. (Left Row One) Steve Renfro, Larry Jackson, Tyree Wagner, Winston Jaco, Dan Bell, Doug Benda, Anthony Wells Frank Irwin Tony Stanley, (Middle) Bryan Smith, (Left Row Two) Orlando Mayes, Joe Brown, Bob McCaune, 140 (Left Row One) Pat Scott, Jason Wagner, Rick Anderson, Ron Blish, Brian Clark, Dave Meador. Gary Scott, (Middle) Rick Baring. (Left Row Two) Tim Davis, Fred Carter, Rod Chancellor. (Left Row One) Stacy Smith, Kevin Woods, Kelsey Jones, Curt Meis, Ray Young. George Grover, Brett Bemis, John Williams, Bud Frazier, (Middle) Steve Shepherd, (Left Row Two) Jerry Jenkins, LaMonte Smith, Chuck Black. Tech upsets Valley by Copeland Francis Tech’s varsity football team upset the Valley Tigers 21-7 in the Metro October 6 at Williams. The Tigers scored first in the second quarter which made the score 7-0. However, the Engineer half¬ back Orlando Mayes scored from six yards out, changing the score to 7-6. Tech’s extra point was blocked. The Engineers were behind in the third quarter 7-6 until outside linebacker Jerry Jenkins recovered a Tiger fumble. Tech was unable to move the ball because of an illegal 141 procedure penalty. The ball was moved back to the Tiger 40-yard line, but quarterback Bryan Smith un¬ leashed a 40-yard field goal on fourth down and about 15 yards to go for the first down. That put Tech ahead 9-7. Four plays after the kickoff. Tech’s Copeland Francis in¬ tercepted Chris Crawford’s pass and the Engineers went 39 yards in ten plays. Smith fired a screen pass to Frank Irwin who ran over two defenders in route to a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Engineers were in command after that. Action at East. Action at Urbandale. 142 Bryan Smith kicks. Sophomores: (on knee) Jack Carra, Don Mills, Richard Anderson, Jay Trissel, Steve Cowie, John McCleland, Tommy Jackson, (standing) Dennis Wallace, Rod Robbins, George Tarry, Mark Baring. Sophomores: (on knee) Jeff Brown, Keith Hunter, Mike Galbreath, Mike Richards, Dennis VanArkle, Garth Swisher, Chuck Lewis, Ron Lynch, (standing) Troy Martin, Keith Gardner, Steve Frazier, Randy Golay, Eric Parker, Anthony Wells. The sophomores and the freshmen were not very successful in their football season. However, both teams gained experience that will be helpful next year on the varsity. Tech’s “taxi” squad of freshmen was one of the largest in recent years. Sophomore coaches Mark Hurley and Scott McAdam Sophomores, Freshmen prepare for varsity Freshmen: (on knee) Eric Garrett, Ray Collier, Bill Marsh, Chris Meis, Kevin McNear, Larry Nicholson. Bob King, Kevin Brown, Larry Clymer. (standing) Dave Bedwell, Mark Thompson, Harry Scott, John Deering, Mark Devan, Mark May, Mike May, Steve Brown, Mike Johnson. Freshmen: (on knee) Shane Shook, Mike Miner, Scott Droessler, Alonzo Hayes, Jeff Lewi, Dave Crabb, Steve Wells, Jon Owens, (standing) Mark Galbreath, Kevin Freeman, Mike Blevins, Rich Rumley, Rod Becton, Darryl Jenkins, Scott Wignall. Freshman coach Steve Forrester. 143 Tech’s splashing news Swimming team squad (Left row one) Coach Scott McAdam, Brett Gustin, Russ Reeves, Jay Trissell, Jack Carra, Steve Frazier, Jon Fultz, (Left row two) Coach Galen Johnson, Kelly Rotert, Joel Samuelson, Barney Skaggs. Mark Meginnes, Kevin Binder, Richard Worley, Jane Felix, manager, LaRay King, manager, (Left row three) Jay Cotter, Mike Callison, Dennis Scott, Kevin Petersen, Doug Golay, Larry Caldwell, Mike Walters. Gary Hyler, Jeff Samuelson, Kathy Salter, manager. Record breakers (Left) Jay Cotter, Larry Caldwell, Kevin Binder, Gary Hyler, Jeff Samuelson, Mark Meginnes. Jay Cotter, 200 yard medley relay, 100 yard back stroke. Larry Caldwell, 200 yard medley relay. Kevin Binder, 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard freestyle, 400 yard freestyle relay. Gary Hyler, 200 yard medley relay, 100 yard butterfly, 400 yard freestyle relay. Jeff Samuelson, 200 yard medley relay, 200 yard freestyle. 200 yard individual medley, Diving, Metro Champion, All American diver, 500 yard freestyle, 400 yard freestyle relay. Mark Meginnes, 400 yard freestyle relay. Tech’s Boys Swimming team had the best season they have ever had when they finished 6-8 overall, and 2-5 in the metro. During the course of the season, ten of eleven school records were set and the team failed to set records in only one dual and one invitational meet. High point of the season was Jeff Samuelson’s 301.4 point dive record in the Valley meet which placed him in the rank of an All American diver. At the Metro meet he set a conference diving record of 468.5 points. Tech was represented in the State meet by Jeff in diving. He came in fifth. 144 Tech swimmers Raise $2000 by Lisa Gilbert Tech High swimmers raised $2,010.74 at Tech’s annual swim- a-thon. Oct. 19, duiing Open House. They plan on buying a computerized timing system with the money. Senior Jeff Samuelson swam the farthest of the 157,000 yards but sophomore Susan Vance brought in the most pledges. Twenty-nine swimmers took part in the event. The top ten people with the most pledges are: Susan Vance, $198.55; Jeff Samuelson, $185.85; Jay Cotter, $164.22; Doug Golay, $145.46; Kelley Ro- tert, $140.12; Mark Meginnes, $134; Roger Miller, $101.03; Lori MacDonald, $95.89; Barney Skaggs. $94.46; and Barbara Vir- Jen. $91 80 Senior swimmers (Left row one) Doug Golay. Mike Callison, Kevin Petersen. Larry Caldwell (Left row two) Jeff Samuelson, Gary Hyler. Mike Walters. Jay Cotter. Sophomore Basketball team (Left row one) Derrick Kroll, Jim Eaton, Tim Bailey, John Donley, Monty Thomas, (Left row two) Coach Ken Frey, Mitchell Lamar, Ed Norwood. Rod Beechum, Keith Hunter, Milton Young, Myron Burgan, Charlie Zakis. Moving on up This year Tech’s Sophomore Boys Basketball team ranked second in the Metro Conference and had several players that ranked varsity. According to Coach Ken Frey, “The boys displayed good team effort and most will go on to improve the varsity team next year. All of the boys showed great potential.” Keith Hunter was the lead scorer for the team this year. 146 Front row: Myron Burgan, manager; DaveTindrell, Keith Dufelmeir, James Kennerly, Curt Turnbull, Rick Baring, Ben Bell, Chuck Pride, Charles Zakis, manager. Back row: Head Coach Mel Green, Ed Kabrick, manager; Clayton Gaddy, Marvin Wesley, Kim Bell. Mike McKay, Russ Gilbert. Larry Gardner, manager; Assistant coach Dave Myers, assistant coach Ken Frey. Making points Dave Tindrell shoots for a basket. Ben Bell goes for a lay-up. Tech’s varsity basketball team ended with six wins and 13 losses for the season. The club started off with 4 straight wins. Coach Mel Green needed more experience with this team, but they had great potential. With the juniors gaining this year’s experience and a top sophomore team, the Tech basketball for next year should be improved. Kim Bell was lost to the squad after the East game because of a broken foot. Forward Marvin Wesley and guard Curt Turnbull missed by one vote of being on the All-Metro team. 148 Top: Curt Turnbull, Kim Bell, Ben Bell, Keith Dufelmeier, Dave Tindrell, Chuck Pride. Bottom: James Kennerly. Rick Barine, Marvin Wesley, Mike McKay, Russell Gilbert, Clayton Gilbert. (Left row one) Mitch Nauman, Brian Schultz, Pete Leo, Mitch Ealy, Don Rothman, Kelly Kohls, Pat Scott, Jerry Glenn. Jamie Giildenzopf, Mike Fisher, David Glenn, (Left row two) Scott Edwards, Russ Nauman, Jay Griffin, Bob Putt, Jeff Reber, Rex Craig, David Kline, Chris Meis, Ken Edwards, Curt Meis, Bert Reber, (Left row three) Steve Forrester, Dee Sinclair, manager, Steve Green, Doug Benda, Steve Cowie, Jeff Brown. Dan Bell. Dave Meador. Dennis VanArkle, Maury Glenn, Larry Schweizer, (Not Pictured: Carol Glenn, manager, Dan Lovett) Beat Colfax Tech’s takedown men by Mel Riley Tech’s wrestlers beat Colfax 27- 26 for their first victory on Nov. 28 at Colfax. The winners were Pete Leo, at 105 pounds, beat Bobby Roam 6- 2; Mitch Ealy, at 126, beat Matt McClain 5-0; Kurt Meis, at 155, pinned Chris Yoakum in 5:31. Doug Benda, at 167, won by forfeit; Dave Meador, at 185, beat Tom Lloyd 9-4; and Dan Bell, at heavyweight, won by forfeit. The team record is now 1 -1. The wrestling team this year was headed up by a total of thirty five wrestlers. Twelve returning letter- men, of which seven were seniors. The wrestlers had a good varsity season with 5-6-0 overall, and though the season wasn’t as good as the wrestlers would have liked it, they learned more than just the feeling of victory. Tech on top. 150 Seniors: (left row one) Steve Green, Pete Leo, Curt Meis, (Left row two) Dee Sinclair. Manager, Dave Meador, Doug Benda, Dan Bell, Kelly Kohls, (Not pictured: Carol Glenn, manager) Varsity: (Left) )erry Glenn. Pete Leo. |amie Giildenzopf, Brian Schrultz, Mitch Ealy, Don Rothman, Pat Scott. Curt Meis. Doug Benda. Kelly Kohls, Dave Meador, Dan Bell. 151 Team members: (row one lef t to right) Mike Heuton, Tyree Wagner, Rodney Chancellor, Jeremy Reid, Mike Smith. Manager Myron Bergan. (row two) Larry Gardner, Manager, Richard Bowman, Randy Moore, Bill Clark. David Hilson, Mitch Lamar, Dennis Wallace, Troy Martin, Tommy Jackson, Phil Hall, Tim Bailey, Joel Laird, (row three) Assistant Coach Gary Cameron, Coach Chuck Silvey, Chico Oakley, Brian Tate, Melvin Bryson. Keith Morrison, Nate Lampkin, Doug McCurn, Harold White. Odell Hilson, Steve Green, Dennis Obergon, Todd Minter, Mark Newhard, Scott Potter, Assistant Coach Randy Wilson, Assistant Coach David Glover. Making time Field Events: Copeland Francis, (Back row left to right) Richard Bowman. Tyree Wagner, Coach David Glover. 152 Distance runners: (Left to right) Brian Tate, Mark Newhard, Scott Potter. Joel Laird, Tim Bailey, (row two: Left to right) Assistant Coach David Glover, Mike Heuton, David Hilson, Odell Hilson, Mike Smith, Mitch Lamar, Assistant Coach Randy Wilson. Sophomore runners: (Left to right) Coach Chuck Silvey, Todd Minter, Chico Oakley. Troy Martin, Melvin Bryson, Assistant Coach Gary Cameron. This year the Engineers have enjoyed vic¬ tories at the Dowling Invitational and excel¬ lent showings at Ames, Urbandale and Lamoni. In the Drake Relays, Tech cruised to the 400 and 800 meter victories in season’s best time, out distancing teams in the latter events by more than a second. In the conference. Tech has dominated the sport for the last three years taking champi- onshps in 1977, and 1978. Coach Silvey, in his 29th year of coaching, has used his experience and guidance over the years to build Tech’s track team to its present stature. 153 Relay runners: (Left to right) Harold White, Rodney Chancellor, Dennis Oberdon, Bill Clark. Pole Vaulters: Keith Morrison, Mike Galbreath, Ed Quarter milers: Jeremy Reid, Steve Green, Odell Hilson, Phil Hall, Norwood, Dennis Wallace. Nate Lampkin, Doug McCurn. Hurdlers: Troy Martin, Tommy Jackson, Dennis Wallace, Chico Oak¬ ley, Coach Gary Cameron. 154 155 Iowa’s wet spring hurt Tech’s golf teams this year. Several matches were postponed or cancelled because of the bad weather. Practice time was cut and the boy’s team had to start in with matches. As of May 1. the team had lost to Perry, Hoover, Indianola, Roosevelt and Valley. Their best showing was in the 175-189 loss to Perry. Coach Ken Frey also lost some of the returning lettermen for various reasons and that hurt the success of the team. Getting the hole job done Golf Team: Coach Ken Frey, Jim Lewis, Scott Schaaf, Rod Weed, Marv Nolte, Russ Nauman, Doug Benda, Assistant Coach Maury Glenn. Tennis Team: (Left row one) Pam Canady. Debbie Rothman. Jody Swisher, Mel Riley, Tanya Lampkin, LaRay King, (Left row two) Lara Beem, Donna Riley. Kellie Meador, Denise German, Virginia Stewart, Chuck Ealy, (Left row three) Lori MacDonald Ivy Young, Greg Buzzy, Jane Felix, Connie Richardson, Jim Eaton. Jon Narcisse, Jerry Glenn, Coach Galen Johnson, (Left row four) Coach Scott McAdam, Norman Gilbert, Richarda Bright, Dennis VanArkel, Doug Freerkesen, Jay Squires, Jeff Samuelson, Gary Hyler. Love(s) Tennis Jim Eaton playing a mean game of tennis. Jim Eaton, 1 player. The Tech Boys Tennis Team played a rough schedule this year. At one point in the season they had 6 meets in a row scheduled. High points include, Jim Eaton’s l singles win at the Hoover Invita¬ tional and the teams first place at the Knoxville Invitational. As of May 1, they had won four dual meets and lost three. The tennis team beat Nor¬ walk 8-1, North 7-2, Knoxville, Say- del 8-1, Boone 5-4. The last loss was to Lincoln 5-4. Jay Squires makes the hit. Top five players: (Left) Jim Eaton, (row two) Jeff Samuelson. Greg Buzzy, Doug Freerksen, Jay Squires. 157 ' ' Norm Gilbert and Gary Hyler play doubles. Jeff Samuelson serving. (Left row one) Jim Eaton, (row two) Greg Buzzy, Doug Freerksen, (row three) Jeff Samuelson, Jay Squires, Jon Narcisse, (row four) Jerry Glenn, Chuck Ealy, Dennis VanArkel, Norman Gilbert, Gary Hyler. (Left) Chuck Ealy, Dennis VanArkel, Norman Gilbert, Gary Hyler, Jerry Glenn, [on Narcisse. Jim Eaton making a serve. 158 Tech’s baseball team bad a 9-21 record for the season, but they were in nine games that were decided by one run. Three games were decided by two runs; four by three runs; and three games by four runs. They beat Saydel in the District opener but lost to East in the next game. Varsity team: (row one) Steve Green, James Kennerly, Bill Smith, Kevin Reed, Belvie Kennerly, Bruce Ewing, (row two) Vern Blasberg, George Grover, Tim Chelleen, Roger Bauer, Ted Erickson, Kenny Thrap, Alan Large. Baseball team loses close ones Sophomore team: (row one) Mark Kracht, Derrick Kroll, Mike Mikesell, Jim Eaton. Mike Matheny. (ro w two) Bill Reeves, Rick Erickson, Fred Carter, Coach Gerald Van Dyck, Rick Wood, John Stahowick, Kelly Rotert, Alan Wright. 159 And they’re off . . . Mark Shade runs the two mile relay. Richard Bowman performs the high jump. At the Engineers Indoor Relays, Tech placed third with Tyree Wagner winning the shot put and Copeland Francis breaking the long jump record with a 21 ' 7 " effort. In the running events, Harold White captured the 50 yard dash at 5.42 seconds. The relays were held at Drake on March 15. (Left) Sy Forrester. John Six, Russ Odegaard, Larry Gillespie, and John Cooper work at the judges booth. 160 Tyree Wagner puts forth all effort on the shot put. (Right, second runner) Tech’s Billy Clark at the starting blocks for the 50 yard dash. 161 j George Davis tries to make it look good. Confusion on the court. Tech faculty vs Army Members of Tech’s faculty set out to accomplish the impossible by taking on the U.S. Army in a fun filled, action packed game of basketball. Tech ' s honorary basketball players were: Gary Jotzke. George Davis, Dwight Subbert, Russ Fisher, Ken Frey, Larry Schweizer, Mel Green, Gary Cameron, and referees: Larry Gillespie, and Loren Chellen. Gary Jotzke makes it past the guard. Looking pretty good, right? 162 Looking back at Tech Now that we are Seniors, And we look back on the past, At all the cherished memories. We could never reenact. From the first day as a Sophomore. All the times that we have had, Sometimes that we were happy, Sometimes that we were sad. We can’t forget the Tech games, Our best friend and our dates. Back then we were just carefree, As we tampered with our fate. Then there is that first time. When you think you’ve found the one, And you feel your heart is breaking, When you found out you are wrong. But now those times are almost through, As we go to class each day. And we have this feeling deep inside. That we wish that we could stay. The clock just keeps on ticking, It has and always will, And we wish that for a minute, The hands would just stand still. But we have had our time at Tech, So we turn and take a bow, Cause it is time for others, To take our places now. So to Tech High we say so long, Adios, Goodbye, Adieu, Thank you for the skills you’ve given, For us to start a new. 164 Carnival Day hits Tech as train pulls out The Senior Executive board and officers provided fun and games with a Carnival Day, March 23. Other events during the week were, name sign-up on the Engineer train, and the decorating of senior lockers March 22,after school, for a special surprise in the morning. Joyce Webster enjoys a pickle before school. Hitch your name to the Tech train. 165 Virginia Stewart, Joy Priest, Cathy Simbro judge on Engineer Kenny Thrap and Chris Lynch discuss Tech train. Day. Becky Clymer adjusts her carnival hat. 166 168 Steve Renfro Senior Class Vice President Dwight David Baker Electronics Karl Katzenberger stops to think about graduation. Roger Anthony Bauer Diesel 172 Brian Anthony Bell Engines Charles G. Black II Woods iu Melinda C. Boelling Coop .8 a Richard A. Bowman Woods Danny Alan Bell Engines Douglas Joe Benda Printing Kimberly Ann Bergeson Robin Marie Berry Nursing General Dale Miller saying, “Cheeseburger.” 79 Graduates have high hopes Larry Briant Coop (ane Marie Butorac Coop Kelly Lynden Butts Coop m Vern James Blasberg Coop David Eugene Brown Auto Mechanics Gregory Scott Buzzy Aviation 173 Larry James Caldwell Coop Donald Anthony Cavil Coop Jay Doyle Clair Woods Jeffrey Tony Clemens Coop Mary Nolte and Brad Deaton get a charge out of senior life. Anxiously awaiting graduation Calvin E. Carr Coop John Mark Chiesa Coop Charles David Clark General Jimmy Allen Corrigan Refrigeration 174 Loren Jay Cotter Woods Wayne Allen Curry Aviation William R. Curtis Computer Programming Kathryn E. Cummings General Marcia Eklov Deal Steno Craig Alan Davis Coop Bradley Doane Deaton Aviation Pamela Marie Deerr Coop Harold White. Bob McCaune, and Tyree Wagner get down to the beat. Taking life easy with friends. William B. Denny Diesel Kim Octavia Donley Coop John F. Drabeck Coop Tammie Lynn Ealy General Frankie Rose Ezzio Jr. Woods Mary Kathryn Fath Coop 175 Jane A. Felix General Darwin Robert Gliem General Carol Hook looks into her locker. Memories are long remembered Randy Kevin Goehry Painting Decorating Douglas Wade Golay Coop Michelle Sue Good Electronics Steven Paul Green Diesel Daniel Ray Grimm Aviation George Lee Grover Jr. Electronics Alice Marie Guerrero Art Lora May Halsband Coop Steve John Halter Coop Russell K. Harman Coop Earl Thomas Heger Printing Sandy Marie Henderson Coop Tony Stanley and Keith Morrison enjoy being crazy. Seniors aren’t always serious Mark Daniel Hilliard Woods Clay Alan Hines Coop Timothy L. Hoffman Woods Scott Hoifeldt Coop Brenda Lynn Holmes Radio and T.V. Carol Jean Hook General 177 |erry Jay Jenkins Jr. Woods Norm Gilbert and Gary Miles make themselves unlike the others. Making life a little different Anthony Jackson Printing Terry Lynn Karns Drafting Joanne Kimberly Keddie Foods Daniel ). Kellogg Welding David Kent Electronics Donald Eugene Kenter Electronics Lori Lynn King Art 178 Lynn Marie Lester Kim Donley dreams of her future. Genreal Striving for future dreams Susan Annette Lewin Coop James Anthony Lewis Richard Leighton Lewis Coop Welding Dina LeAnn Lindquist General Lisa Renee Lint General Johnnetta Long Steno 179 Robert Dale McAfee General Dee Sinclair and Marsha Welter take nursing quite seriously. Taking some things seriously Robert Eugene McCaune Drafting Kevin Laverne McClain Electronics Douglas Byron McCurn Printing Scott Wilson McElroy Genreal Keith Oliver McKay Woods Julie Lorraine McNear Nursing 180 Kevin Ellis McPherson Radio and T.V. David Wayne Meador Engines Curtis Warren Meis Electronics Kevin Dean Messenger Coop David S. Meyer General Bruce Edward Moore Art Kevin Petersen tries for a steady future. Studying builds up the future Penny Rae Morales Coop Christine E. Mosby Computer Programming Marvin Nolte Radio and T.V. Todd O’Brien Woods Marie S. Ori Coop Scott A. Orman Art 181 Alan Dale Parker Coop Peggy Sue Parks Nursing Lila )ean Paxson Nursing Brian Dale Penn Coop Joy Elaine Priest Joyce Priest and George Grover promote the blue and gold. Coop Getting involved and caring Roy Benodict Prudencio Christopher Dean Pryor William D. Reading Drafting Electronics Drafting Bobbie Ann Reed Coop William Dean Perkins Diesel Richard Allen Pfister Coop Joyce Ellen Priest General Mark L. Rectenbaugh Electronics 182 Jeff Kaye Samuelson Coop Brian Penn looks over the daily comics. Studying the Arts at Tech Tracy E. Shedd Auto Body Cathy Sue Simbro Computer Programming Deanna Lea Sinclair Nursing Steven D. Smart Auto Body William H. Smith Coop Anthony Smith Electronics 183 Bryan Kenneth Smith Printing Carol Ann Smith Coop Douglas Paul Snyder General Bradley Dean Sommers Woods Dale Franklin Sommers Agri-Bus. Juliann M. Steinkamp Carol Glenn sells Kevin Petersen an elevator pass. Coop Senior money making projects Virginia (anelle Stewart Coop Michael Ernie Sudbrock Kenneth Perry Thrap Agri-Bus. Coop Kelly |oAnn Thomas Steno Angela Marie Thompson Marie Christina Thompson Coop General 184 David Morris Tindrell Engines Dawnelle Marie Tindrell Coop Joseph Tollari Refrigeration Thaddeus Manson Tucker Agri-Bus. Glen LeRoy Tully Coop Christopher W. VerHuel Coop Easy does it for these two ROTC members. Last year draws to end Denise Marie Voshell Nursing Tyree Clenard Wagner Michael Shawn Walters Machine Woods Thomas Wallace |r. Radio and T.V. ]erry Walsh Andrea Lee Weaver Electronics Printing 185 Joyce Elaine Webster General Harold James White Jr. Printing Robin White General Mary Christine Wiezorek Nursing Kelly Marie Wilcots General Thomas C. Wiseman General Steve Renfro takes a minute to think things over. Good things are always happening Robin Lynn Worley General Robert Wayne Yelenick Printing Raymond Derek Young Industrial Electricity Brenda Buck General Judy Denice Lierow General Bryan K. Bates Coop 186 John Thomas Allden Coop Eleanor VanDyck and Judy Lierow look very distinguished. Keeping busy throughout 79 Alesia Barber General Jeanie Bates General Kim Allen Bell Auto Body Karen Ranea Benson Ind. Elect. Sharon Ann Benson Food Laura Jean Bowlby Coop 187 Joseph Lee Brown General Kevin Patrick Collins Co-op Stephen Doud Mach. Drafting Keith Eric Dufelmeier Weld. Kevin McPherson tries to impress fellow classmates with a suit, tie, and smile. Daniel Charles Downey Seniors try hard to impress others Woods 188 PH ' Beverly Jean Hamilton Agri. Bus. Roland Kemper Harris Co-op Michael Dean Hartman Diesel Kathleen Marrilee Hodges Robert Dwayne Holliday General Engine Being a senior really gives you a big appetite, so Vicki Rooney demonstrates. Karl Barry Katzenberger Co-op Seniors; Breakfast, lunch, supper Wanona Karen (ones Co-op Kenneth F. Keller Machine 189 Sylvester L. McCracken Diesel Roseann Miller Coop Robert Junior Mosby Painting and Decoration Larry DeWayne Mosley Woods Joseph James Munzenmaier Coop Crystal Denise Murray Foods r S Lowell Pride Woods Jay Squires likes to play broadcaster. Movin’ Up to Better Things Bruce William Pearce Engine Rustin Lee Prock Health Khamsquance Qunlakhan Jan. Grad Casey Allen Reber Metals Phyllis Jeen Reeves General Jeremy Dewitt Reid Steven DeWayne Renfro Industrial Electricity Printing 190 Daniel Albert Rhodes Engine Timothy Shelton Aviation Stacey Lee Smith Industrial Electricity Tony E. Stanley Art Edward Harold Rhodes Diesel Michael Ray Rife Industrial Electricity David Scott Ritchie General Donald Jay Schultz Engine Jeff Samuelson dives for the graduation finish line. Time grows short at Tech LaMonte Smith General Marvin Leroy Solum Jr. Coop Jeffrey L. Stewart Aviation Kirby D. Talley Printing Alice Louise Talton Michael Thomas Thompson Coop General David E. Weis Welding Marsha Lee Welter LPN Dennis A. Whitney Aviation John H. Williams Electricity Gordon Eric Wolder Refrig. Kurtis Duane Woods Paint, and Decor. Kevin Dwane Woods Art Ivy Marie Young Coop Carol Marie Glenn Radio and T.V. Wanda Fisher and Harold White talkover good times while at Tech. 192 Dennis Lee Alatorre -General Greg Andrews -Computer Michael Beckett -Computer Larry Ellis Bright -Co-op Demarco Lee Cavil -Radio and TV William DeWayne Clark -Painting Jimmy James Coleman -Painting Charles Joseph Croat -Diesel Timothy Craig Davis -General Wanda Joann Fisher -Printing Ralph Eugene Ford -Co-op John Thomas Galbreath, Jr. -Diesel William Orville Gourd -Diesel Paul Jeffrey Greene -Aviation Pamela Elloise Heard -General Rhonda Lynn Joy -January grad Gaude Ali Hughes -Art James Franklin Jones -Woods Dennis John Fairman -January grad Not pictured: Bruce August LaCour II -Diesel Tracy RaNae Law -Printing Kevin Craig Lemon -January grad Sheri Lorraine Malone -Co-op Beatrice Rae Mathews -General Phillip Sheridan McCammon -Drafting Ronald H. McLeran -Woods Dale Allen Miller -General Michael LeRoy Minter -January grad Keith Ernest Morrison -Art Thong VanNguyen -General Khamsouane Ounlankham -Woods Albert Mark Owsley -Co-op Todd Forrest O’Brien -Woods Anita Diana Louise Potter -Co-op Michelle Pauline Robinson -Co-op David Ray Rogers -General Jorge Louis Romero -Woods Susan Kaye Rowland -General Anita Joice Thompson -Co-op Michael E. Walker -Auto Body Monroe Richard White -January grad Top left: Instructor Jack Druart and Mark Owsley draw up the plans. Bottom left: Bruce Moore thinks creative. Tech’s photographers are responsible for most of the photos used in the Technician and the Engineer as well as photos services for the school and related projects. One major project this year was the portrait tak¬ ing at the Homecoming Dance in which they earned about 10 dollars each. On this page are favorite photos of some of the photographers. UGGHH! By Bernard Lyle City Life By Bernard Lyle UFO! By Kevin Petersen Photography By: Fire! By Marvin Nolte 194 Kevin Peterson worked mostly during the secod semester and has been on the staff for both semesters. Bernard Lyle is the only photo¬ grapher that work¬ ed throughout the year on the year¬ book. Marvin Nolte worked with staff regularly during the first semester, and helped with special assign¬ ments. Gary Miles work¬ ed as a photo¬ grapher mostly during the second semester, he wrote for the Technician during the first. Dennis Fairman worked as a photo¬ grapher during the first semester and graduated in Jan¬ uary. 195 Will you please sign my Engineer? Does advertising make money? MW, SUTTON JEWELRY Congratulations Class of 79 DIAMONDS • WATCHES - BANDS Watcfi aScivic George D. 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