El Paso High School - Cometeer Yearbook (El Paso, IL)

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 ‘THE SPIRIT OF 76’ By The Annual Staff Of El Paso High School, El Paso, Illinoismory Of e Eugene Moser September 26, 1958 — May 1, 1976 Students and faculty of El Paso High School will miss Les, who was a junior this year. He was president of the art club and did outstanding art work for the school. He was the faithful manager of the wrestling team and a member of the band. He was a good friend and student and will be long remembered.SENIORSPEGGY ALLEN "So sad, so strange, the days that are no more" Pep Cl; Lib. Cl 2,3,4; GAA 1; Chorus 1,2,3, 4; Madrigal 3,4; Cheerleading; Annual Staff; Swing Choir; HCC 4; Ambition: To be free and happy NORA DARLENE AN GOTTI "None but he knows what he can do, nor does he know until he has tried... " NHS 3,4; AFS 3,4; Pep Cl; Span. Cl 2,3, 4; Band 1,2,3; News Staff 3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play; Annual Staff; MAO 4; Ambition: Greenhouse Operator CHRIS AYLWARD "Build me a perfect world and I'll live forever" AFS 1,2; FHA 1; Pep Cl; GAA 2; Chorus 1, 2, 3,4; Madrigal 1; Pom-Pom 1; HCC 4; Ambition: Bakery Owner STEVEN RAY BAER "They are free who do not fear to go to the end of their thought" NHS 3,4; FFA 4; E. Cl 3,4; Football 1,2, 3,4; Basketball 1,2,3, 4; Baseball 4; Senior Play; Junior Play; Junior Attendnet; Annual Staff; Ambition: College and Cate pillar MARK ANTHONY BENEDICT "To wonder is to begin to understand" SC 1; Key Cl 1,2;4; Junior Play; Senior Play; Track 1; Football 1, 2; Annual Staff; Ambition: College JULIE BREACH "You only live once" AFS 2,3,4; FHA 4; Span. Cl 2,3,4; GAA 2,3; HCC 2,3,4; Ambition: Foods Supervior CINDY LEIGH BRUNSON "Evil spelled backwards is live" FHA 3,4; Pom-Pom 2; Annual Staff Ambition: Secretary and Homemaker 4MICHELE BURKE "We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. " GAA 1,2,3,4; Span. Cl. 2; FHA 2; Pom-Pom 1,2; Senior Play; Ambition: Travel PENELOPE LYNN BUSHERT "If I told you I loved you, what would you do? I'd gladly say it if I only knew." AFS 1,2, 3,4; FHA 1, 2, 3; Pep Cl; Span. Cl. 2; Art Cl. 1; GAA 1, 2, 3,4; Chorus 1,2, 3, 4; Pom-Pom 2; Swing Choir; Library Cl. Ambition: College MATTHEW WILLIAM CLEARY "All great men are dead or dying. .. I don't feel so well myself. " Football 1,2, 3,4; MAO SC 3,4; V.P.; NHS 3, 4; E. Cl. 1,2, 3,4; Key Cl. 1,2; Newspaper 4; Baseball 3,4; Track 1, 2,3,4; Senior PI. junior PI. Homecoming Ct. 1; Annual Staff Ambition: College 5 ■ CHARLES MICHAEL CLINE "In silence there is also worth." FFA 1,2,3,4; Marching band 1,2, 3,4; Concert band 1,2,3,4; Ambition: Mechanic GALEN L. CORNETT "Rowing not drifting" SC 4; NHS 2,3,4; E. Cl. 2,3,4; Football 1, 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2, 3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Senior play; Junior play; HC Court 2; MAO; Annual Staff; Homecoming King; Ambition: Dentistry MARCIA LYNNE COWLEY "All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." AFS 2,3,4; Pep Cl. Span. Cl. 3; GAA 4; Junior Play; MAO Annual Staff; 1; Transfer student Ambition: College REBECCA SUE DEHORITY "Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. " AFS 3,4; FHA 2; Pep Cl. 2; Library Cl. 3, 4; Art Cl. 1; Track 4; GAA 1,2,3,4; Volleyball 2; Newspaper 4; Senior PI. Junior PI. Drama Cl. 3; Pom-Pom 2; Annual Staff; Ambition: Child Care WorkerMARICA JANE DRAKE "There are friends who pretend to be friends but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." SC 4; NHS 2,3,4; AFS 1,2, 3,4; Pep Cl; Span. Cl. 2,3,4; CAA 2,3, 4; Band 1,2,3,4; Track 3,4; Cheerleading 2,3,4; St. Band 1, 2; Annual Staff; MAO 3,4; HCC 4; Ambition: Home Economics STEVEN DOUGLAS DRESSLER "Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard. " NHS 3,4; FFA 2,3,4; E Cl. 3,4; Art Cl. 1, 2; Track 2,3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play; Senior Attendant; Ambition: To be a success in life. AMY KATHERINE DUKES "Changable women are more endurable than monotonous ones. They are sometimes murdered but seldom deserted." SC 1,2, 3,4; AFS 2,3, 4; FHA 3; Pep Cl; Span. Cl. 2,3,4; GAA 2,3, 4; Band 1,2, 3,4; Track 1,4; Senior Play; Junior Play; Annual staff; Ambition: Music Therapy CONNIE DUNCAN "Each must find his own road." Pep Cl; Span. Cl. 2, 3,4; HCC 2,3,4; Ambition: Registered Nurse DEBORAH ANN ENGEL "Think much, Read more, Speak less. " Lib. Cl. 1,2,3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Newspaper 3, 4; Senior Play; Annual Staff Ambition: KEVIN EVANS "A bashful lad, but he gets around." Wrestling 1,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 2; Ambition: Undecided CAROL FAIRCHILD "Happiness takes no account of time. " Ambition: Undecided 6JOSEPH FEVER "No civilized person goes to bed the same day he gets up. " Key Cl 1,2,3; Senior Play; Junior Play; Annual Staff Ambition: Undecided LAURIE TURNER FUNK "Count your blessings, not your troubles. " GAA 2,3,4; Annual Staff Ambition: Medical receptionist DENNIS A. FURROW "Why go mad with studies all day. " FFA 1,2,3,4; Madrigal; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball; Golf; Junior Play Ambition: Farming KAYLENE GEIGER "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. " FHA 2,3,4; GAA 1; Track 2; Pom-Pom 2; Senior Play; Junior Play; Annual Staff Ambition: Secretary 7 TERRY GRUBB "Its tough to be great, its even tougher to prove it. " Chess Cl. 3,4; Baseball 1,2,3; Ambition: Catepillar THOMAS R. GRUBB "Don t turn back now, the future is starting to show through. " AFS 3,4; Library Cl. 1,2,3,4; Span. Cl. 2, 3, 4; Band 1,2, 3,4; Newspaper 3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play; Annual Staff Ambition: College MURRAY JOSEPH HAAS "Success is biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing it." FFA 2,3,4; E. Cl. 2, 3,4; Key Club 1,2; Football 1,2, 3,4; Basketball 1; Baseball 4; Track 1,2,3,4; Golf 1,2; Senior Play; Junior Play; Annual Staff; Ambition: Law Enforcement MICHAEL F. HAN KEY "Ennvi, felt on the proper occasions, is the sign of intelligence." NHS 2,3,4; E.Cl. 3, 4; Art Cl. 1; Football 1; Basketball 1,2, 3,4; Track 2,3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play; MAO; Annual Staff; Ambition: Geological Engineering DAVID H. HARTMAN "Life is what you make it, so make it the best!" FFA 1,2,3,4; E. Cl. 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1; Annual Staff; Ambition: College and farming MAYBETH VALEE HADFIELD "It is human to stand with the crowd, it is divine to stand alone." SC 3,4; NHS 2,3,4; AFS 2, 3; Pep Cl. Span. Cl. 1,2,3; Art Cl. 1; GAA 1,2, 3, 4; Band 1,2,3; Newspaper 3; Cheerleading 2,3,4; Jr. Play; Annual Staff; Stage Band 1, 2,3; Track 1; MAO 3,4; Ambition: College ALLEN PATRICK HASTY "Women—ahh! Studies--bah!" Ambition: Undecided 8WANDA S. HATCH "If you don not understand my silence, you will not understand my words." AFS 2,3,4; FHA 1,2; Span. Cl. 3; Newspaper 2, 3; Pom-Pom 2 3- Ambition: Legal Secretary JULIE HAYES "A single rose can be my ganden. " AFS 3; FHA 3,4; Senior Play Ambition: Secretary USA K. HEIBENTHAL "It is the nature of love to work in a thousand different ways. " Pep Cl. Ubrary Cl. 1; Senior Play; Junior Play; Annual Staff; HCC 3,4; Ambition: L. P. N. 9 JAMES ROBERT HOCKER "Pleasure is sin but sin is also pleasure." NHS 3,4; E. Cl. 1,2, 3,4; Pep Cl. Span. Cl 2; Key Cl. Football 1, 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2, 3,4; Track 3,4; Golf 1,2, 3,4; Senior Play; Jr. Play; Annual Staff MAO; Ambition: College CYNTHIA HUEFIELD "Life is full of fun, and guess whos full of life? GAA 3,4; Library Cl. Art Cl. AFS Transfer student Ambition: Undecided RANDY KEARFOTT "Give me the simple life." FFA 1,2,3,4; Ambition: Truck Driver JOSEPH KOOS "To thy own self, be true. " FFA Ambition: CollegePATRICIA MARY KRUG "The road to success is marked with tempting parking places." AFS 1,2,3,4; Pep Cl.; Library Cl. 3; Span. Cl. 2; Art Cl. 1; GAA 1,2, 3,4, (President); Chorus 1,2,3, 4; Madrigal 2,3; Volleyball 1,2,3; Drama Cl. 3,4; Soph. GAA Award; Track 3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play; Swing Choir; Ambition: Therapeutic Recreation RODNEY KRUG "The future still remains. " FFA 1,2,3,4; Ambition: Mechanic or Farmer DEYON MARIE LUEDTKE "The only time I open my mouth is to change feet. " SC 4; Pep Cl.; Span. Cl. 2; Art Cl. 2; GAA 2, 3, 4; Band 1,2,3; Concert Band 1,2,3; Drama Cl. 4; Track 1, 2, 3,4; Senior Play Junior Play (Student Director); Stage Band 1,2, 3; Annual Staff Ambition: Accountant LARRY GENE MARTIN "If you don t like it, then don't. " FFA 2,3,4; Wrestling 3,4, (Captain) Ambition: Catapiller TIMOTHY JAMES MATZKE ("Transfer) "A little learning is a dangerous thing." Senior Play; Annual Staff Ambition: Auto mechanic PATRICIA LEE MCWILLIAMS "Gladly would he learn and gladly teach." AFS 1,2,3,4; Span. Cl. 2,3,4; Pom-Pom 1,2, 3,4; Newspaper 2, 3,4; MAO 3,4; NHS 3, 4 Ambition: JournalistCYNTHIA M. MILLER "To know is nothing at all, to imagine is everything. " Student Council 1; AFS 1,2, 3,4; Pep Cl 2; GAA 2, 3,4; Senior Play, Junior Play, Homecoming Ct 3; Annual Staff; Junior Marshall Ambition: Beautician SANDY MILLER "Things are not what they seem. " AFS 1; FHA 1,4; Library Cl 2,3,4; GAA 1; Chorus 3,4; Volleyball 1; Health Careers Cl 4; Ambition: Nursing JANET LYNN PATTERSON "Very little is needed to make a happy life; it's all within yourself and in your way of thinking. " AFS 2,3,4; Pep Cl; Library Cl 2; Spanish Cl 1,2,3; GAA 2,3,4; Volleyball 2, 3,4; Track 1,2, 3,4; Cheer-leading 1; Senior Play, Junior Play, Homecoming Court 4; Annual Staff, Editor Ambition: Undecided DAVID POPE "The shaft runs both directions. " Library Cl 2; Chess Cl 4; Paper Staff 2; Baseball 1; Senior Play, Junior Play, Ambition: Astronaut DIXIE R. PRICE "Little but mighty. " Library Cl 3,4; GAA 1,2, 3,4; Annual Staff— Editor Ambition: Revenue Accounting SUSANNE RAMM "My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through Earth s loveliness." AFS; FFA, Senior Play; MAO Ambition: Undecided JOYCE RICE "Bloom where you are planted. " AFS 3; FHA 1,2, 3,4; Flag Corps 1; Senior Play; Ambition: Secretary 11DANIEL ERIC ROHR BERG "Knowledge comes, but wisdon lingers. " E Cl. 3,4; Football 1, 2; Baseball 1, 2,3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play; Ambition: Certified Public Accountant KURT ALLEN SAMPEN SC 3,4; NHS 2,3,4, (President); Marching Band 1,2,3,4; AFS 2, 3,4; E. Cl. 2; Art Cl. 1,2; Concert Band 1,2, 3,4, (President) Newspaper 2, 3; Drama Cl 3, 4; Wrestling 2, 3; Senior Play; Junior Play; Stage Band 1,2, 3,4; Annual Staff; Ambition: To be a success in life "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. " DENNIS E. SAVERS "He'd stop St. Pete in the middle of roll call to argue." NHS 3,4; AFS 3,4; E. Cl. 3,4; Key Cl. 2; Football 1; Wrestling 3; Track 1; Junior Play; Junior and Senior President; MAO; Ambition: College, Physical Therapy APRIL RENAE SCHERTZ NHS 2,3,4; AFS 1,2, 3,4; FFA 1,2,3,4; Pep Cl. 2; Span. Cl. 2,3; Senior Play; Junior Play; (Student Director); Stage Band 1,2,3; Annual Staff; MAO; Ambition: College "April, April, Laugh thy girlish laughter, Then the moment after, weep thy girlish tears!" 12 DARRELL WAYNE SCHIEBER "I grow old learning something new every day. " Football 4; E. Cl. 4; Ambition: Undecided TINA LYNN SCHUMACHER "She looks shy, but is she?" Span. Cl. 1; Art Cl. 1; GAA 2; Madrigal 2; Chorus 3,4; Newspaper 2; Swing Choir 4; Ambition: College LORI ANN SENNOTT "A person cannot be at peace with others until he is at peace with himself. " NHS 3,4; Pep Cl. 2; Span. Cl. 1,2,3; HCC 1,4; Junior Play; Newspaper 2,3; Ambition: Registered NurseBENNY L. SHEPHERD "The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business. " Key Cl. 1,2; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1, 2; Coif 1,2,3; Ambition: Diesel Owner Operator CYNTHIA KAY STEFFEN "The heart finds so much beauty that the eyes can never see." AFS 3,4; Span. Cl. 2, 3; Chorus 1; Newspaper 4; Drama Cl. 3, 4; Pom-Pom Squad 1, 2,3; Senior Play; Junior Play; HCC 4; Annual Staff; Ambition: Medical Office Assistant 13 JOHN LAWRENCE STIMPERT "O tempora... O more, Oh what times ... Oh what a situation. " Stage Band 1,2,3; SC 2,3,4, (Pres.) NHS 2, 3,4; Marching Band 1, 2,3,4; Concert Band 1,2, 3,4; Newspaper 1, 2, 3; Drama Cl. 3,4; Senior Play; Annual Staff; MAO Ambition: Musicianship LARRY D. STOTTS "Choose well—your chose is breif but endless." AFS 2,3,4; Chorus 1; Madrigal 1,2; Newspaper 4; Drama Cl. 3, 4; Junior Play; Annual Staff; Ambition: Accountant MARY KAY SUTTON "Look toward the light and the shadow of your burden will fall behind you. " SC 2,3,4; NHS 2,3,4; AFS 1,2,3; Pep Cl. 2; Span. Cl. 1,2; Art Cl. 1; GAA 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1; Newspaper 3; Cheerleading 1,2, 3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play; Homecoming Queen; MAO; 3,4; Annual Staff; Ambition: College PAMELA ANN TAYLOR "They say little, who love much. " AFS 3; Pep Cl. Newspaper 3,4; Wrestling Cheerleader 3,4; Pom-Pom 2, 3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play Annual Staff Ambition: SecretaryTERESA ANN TIPLER "She has more fun in a minute than others have in a lifetime." AFS 1,2,3,4; Pep Cl. 2; Span. Cl. 2,3; GAA 1,2, 3,4; Drama Cl. 3; Track 1,2,3,4; Cheerleading 1; Senior Play Junior Play; Homecoming attendant 2; Annual Staff; Ambition: Juvenile Probation Officer THERESA HAIR UNZICKER "Keep on smiling, it's better than you think. " AFS 2,3,4; FHA 1,2, 3,4; Pep Cl. 2; Lib. Cl. 4; Span. Cl. 1,2, 3,4; GAA 4; Pom-Pom Squad 2; HCC 1, 2,3,4; Ambition: College LAURA JEAN WAGNER "Loves meaning is lifes cprrpt. 11 AFS 2,3,4; Pep Cl. GAA 4; Drama Cl. 3, 4; Pom-Pom 2; Senior Play Junior Play; Annual Staff; HCC 2; Ambition: Operating Room Technian GLADYS ANN WARD "For wisdom is better than rubies and all other things are not to be compared to it. " NHS 3,4; AFS 3,4; Span. Cl. 2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3, 4; Concert Band 1,2, 3,4; Newspaper 2,3, 4; Foreign Lang. Award 2, 3; Senior Play; Junior Play; Annual Staff Editor; MAO; 3,4; HCC 2,3,4; Ambition: Registered Nurse ELIZABETH ANN WILLIAMS "Ideals are like the stars, we may never reach them but we chart our course by them. " SC 4; NHS 3,4; Pep Cl. 2; Span. Cl. 2,3,4; Newspaper 3; Drama Cl. 3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play; HCC 2; Annual Staff; Ambition: Medical Technician SANDRA BUSTER WILLIAMS "Let's take one day at a time. " Ambition: Undecided 14KATHLEEN ANN WITKOWSKI "He who will not when he may, may not when he will." STEPHEN YOUNG "The wise man is known by his common sense.11 Marching Band 1; Concert Band 1; Football 1, 2; Ambition: Cabinet Business KATHLEEN ANN ZIMMERMAN "The beginning of wisdom is silence. " NHS 3,4; AFS 3,4; FHA 1; Span. Cl. 2,3, 4; Newspaper 3; Drama Cl. 3,4; Senior Play; Junior Play MA-; HCC 3,4; Annual Staff; Ambition: Medical Technology SENIOR OFFICERS 75 - 76 President: Dennis Savers V. President: Jim Hocker Secretary: Cindy Miller Treasurer: Marcia Cowley ISs p 1 r i t o f ’76 Queen King Mary Galen17 1st Place HE LL TRACK.: Y I J Honorable MentionEl Paso Comets — 1975 T. Kearfott, M. Zimmerman, G. Sturm, S. Baer, T. Armstrong, D. Schieber, G. Cornett, D. Hartman, W. Camancho, B. Shepherd, Third Row—D. Hudson, T. Grubb, Marty Hynes, T. Kiesewetter, T. Wilkey, M. Cleary, K. Evans, D. Geiselman, J. Sutton, M. Haas, Coach Wadsworth, Coach Beck — Second Row—G. Wilkey, K. Crump, D. Raymer, G. Fever, D. Stephens, S. Armstrong, D. Furrow, K. Henry, J. Hocker, Coach Grose—Front Row—Murray Hynes, R. Ales, Garen Cornett, D. Dehority, M. Sparks, Mgrs. R. Hair, L. Angotti “Coach’s Comments” The 1975 football ’’Comets" completed a successful campaign despite their 3-6 record. I have seen great improvement from everyone throughout the year, especially following our Homecoming victory over Woodland. I enjoyed the leadership qualities from our 12 senior team members and to them 1 say best of luck in the future. It's been a real pleasure working with each one of you and I know you will never forget your high school football career. To all of the underclassmen who will be returning next year, I say welcome back. Let's try to get everyone interested and out for football and put El Paso in the state playoffs. Finally, 1 say thanks to each squad member for the joys and sorrows we have shared together and for the football experiences that make all of our lives a little more complete. 20Sophomores '78 Back Row K. Crump, D. Geiselman, W. Camancho, J. Sutton, K. Henry, Coach Beck—Front Row—M. Hynes, D. Raymer, S. Armstrong, G. Cornett, D. Dehority conns quarter Freshmen ’79 Back Row—T. Keiswetter, C. Carr, G. Sturm, T. Kearfott, G. Wilkey, Second Row—B. Hayslette, D. Taylor, O. Hudson, R. Ales, M. Krug, D. Hodel, Front Row—D. Deaver, R. Walden, D. Carley, S. Bushert, Coach Grose. Junior Varsity — 1975 El Paso 14 El Paso 30 El Paso 00 El Paso 38 El Paso 22 El Paso 44 El Paso 36 El Paso 00 Eureka Chenoa Minonk- Dana- Rutland Flanagan Woodland Deer Creek-Mackinaw Gridley Lexington Freshman — 1975 08 El Paso 14 06 El Paso 06 16 El Paso 08 14 El Paso 18 28 El Paso 20 00 El Paso 46 00 12 Eureka 08 Faiibury 14 Minonk-Dana-Rutland 12 Chenoa 06 Flanagan 22 Gridley 06o f f e n s e Murray Haas Fullback Co-Capt. Most Valuable Back Galen Cornett Tackle Co-Capt. Most Valuable Player Most Valuable Lineman All Conf. Hon Ment. Dave Hartman Defensive Tackle Most Improved Player All-Conference Kevin Evans Punter Ben Shepherd End Jim Hocker Linebacker Matt Cleary Guard Steve Baer Halfback Most Spirited 22DENNIS FURROW LINEBACKER DALE STEPHENS CENTER DARREL SCHIEBER DEFENSIVE TACKLE G Q A U R A R R Y T E F R E B V A E C R K Co-Capts ’76 MARTY HYNES QUARTERBACK DON HUDSON LINEBACKER MOST TACKLES ALL CONFERENCE EL PASO 08 ARGENTS-OREANA 00 EL PASO 00 EUREKA 41 EL PASO 06 MINONK- DANA- RUTLAND 18 EL PASO 00 FLANAGAN 18 EL PASO 34 WOODLAND 00 EL PASO 06 DEER CREEK-MACKINAW 28 EL PASO 12 GRIDLEY 20 EL PASO 06 LEXINGTON 21 EL PASO 22 CHENOA 18 23[ HOME VISITORS QUARTER Pat attention, Sturm Should 1 say cheese? The three dummies" Hocker says ouchADMINISTRATION FACULTYRichard Hadfield S u P e r i n t e n d e n t Wanda Simpson S e c r e t a r i e s Loretta Tipler BOARD OF EDUCATION Ann Hocker Secretary L. McGhee, C. Williams, W. Dehority, J Sutton, R. Mool, R. Hadfield, L. Haas, J. Delaney 26MARY JEAN NOVY Band BILLY JOE MARQUARDT Industrial Arts, Wrestling Coach JEAN RODGERS Girl's P.E. WILLIAM WOLF Drivers Ed., Consumer Ed., Golf Basketball Coach LINDA HAGEMAN Art NORMA SCHULER Nurse MICHAEL GROSE Counselor Fr. Football Coach JOAN SCOTT Math, Spanish MARILYN MUSICK Vocal Music 27BENJAMIN AHRING Chemistry, Physics RONALD KRAMME English KATHLEEN PETERSON Individualized Instruction WALTER SAUNDERS Social Studies JEFF STOLLBERG Boys' P.E. Basketball THOMAS FEGLEY Math SAM WADSWORTH Commerse Var. Football Coach 28VIRGINIA BROWN Home Economics DAVID WANTLAND Agriculture PAMELA ETCHERSON English ANN HIESER Biology, General Science CAROL JENKINS Health MARGARET HANKEY Commerce ELLEN BESSE Librarian RICHARD JAMES Occupational Experience, Building Trades RICHARD BECK Fr. Soph. Football Coach 29Standing: L. Sparrow, B. Martin, T. Jeffreys, M. Hynes, K. Crump, K. Evans, M. Hansen, T. Wilkey, R. Cooley, Coach Marquardt. Kneeling: M. Roberts, B. Bauer, J. Skolek, S. Armstrong, D. Stephens, L. Martin, L. Moser, Sitting: B. Lovings, M. Welbes, D. Newkirk, B. Martin, G. Riggs, M. Hynes, and E. Garey. Wrestling Team The wrestling team had the second best record in the history of the sport at El Paso with a record of 15-5. The team averaged 39 points per meet, had 97 pins with 53 of these pins in the first period. The team finished 2nd in the Flanagan Tournament, 4th in the district. Dale Stephens, Bruce Martin, Tim Wilkey, and Kevin Evans had 20 or more wins. School records set this year were: Most takedowns (30) and fastest p?n: Tl seconds by Tim Wilkey, most reversals (26) by Larry Martin, most nearfalls (44) by Bruce Martin. lit' ? Captains 75-76 Larry and Dale 30 1st Place winners and 2nd Place trophy at Flanagan.Captain Captain and Most Outstanding Most Pins Most Improved 3132Adams, Debbie Agnew, Gene Angotti, Glenn Armstrong, Tracy Armstrong, Wesley Ballard, Marvin Bauer, Briam Baum, Mike Beal, David Benedict, Ann Berg, Peggy Bess, Mike Blumenshine, Joni Brown, Keith Brown, Mary Class of “77 Burke, Candy Burroughs, Patricia Carey, Viola Carey, Violet Carr, Patricia Clark, Gene Cooley, Roger Eskridge, Randy Farrell, Roy Fever, Marcia Ficken, William Forbes, Julie Franke, Lisa Funk, Lesley Garey, MelodyGrubb, Tony Haas, Elizabeth Hansen, Mark Hayes, Nancy Hill, Rick Hint home, Kim Hudson, Donald Hudson, Gwendolyn Hynes, Martin Jeffreys, Todd Jording, Donald Jording, Michael Kearfott, Linda Kimbrell, Richard Knapp, Jill Knepp, Richard Krug, Dennis Krug, Karla Krug, Marla Krug, Teresa Lay, Dennis Lock, Diane Locke, Everett Loyd, Randall Mitchell, Darlene Mitchell, Tom Moser, Leslie Mullvain, Jennifer Newkirk, Robert Poorbaugh, Karla 34Porter, Michael Roberts, Mark Schaaf, Pamela Schertz, David Schneider, Ron Schumacher, Sarah Seggerman, Teresa Skolek, James Smith, Steven Sparks, Michael Sparrow, Lester Spikes, Cindy To heaven Swope, Maria Vandegraft, Gary Wagner, Tonja Walters, Rita Watkins, Daniel Wilkey, Constance Wilkey, Tim Wilson, Janice 35 Witkowski, Robert Young, Peggy Zimmerman, MichaelMelvin SENIORS -- Galen, Mike, Steve, and Jim "PARTING WISDOM"Comets Kneeling--Left To Right; Caren Cornett, D. Dehority, G. Wilkey, T. Kearfott, J. Sutton, W. Comancho, G. Sturm, Christie Wolf. Standing; Asst. Coach Stollberg, J. Hocker, M. Hankey, S. Baer, D. Lay, Galen Cornett, D. Hudson, Asst. Coach Wadsworth, Coach Wolf. Seniors VARSITY RECORD 4-20 Steve Baer Mike Hankey Senior Guard, MVP, Senior Forward Hon. Men. All Conf., Peoria Hts. Tm. Tm. Jim Hocker Senior Guard, Most Improved Galen Cornett Senior Center, Hon. Captain 38Don Hudson Junior Forward Doug Dehority Sophomore Guard Greg Sturm Freshman Forward Dennis l ay Junior Forward, Most Improved John Sutton Sophomore Guard Tom Kearfott Freshman Forward R e t Garen Cornett Sophomore Guard r n 1 n g Wilfredo Comancho Sophomore Center C o m e t s Greg Wilkey Freshman Guard 39Coach’s Comments Galen Cornett: 5' 11" forward-center. Very steady and all-around athlete. Marked as a very hard worker. Early season slump with shooting but came on strong at end of season. Was selected "Honorary Captain" by teammates for 75-76. Mike Hankey: 5’ 10" forward. Performed both as a sub and a starter. Quickness was both an asset and detriment to Mike. Hampered by illness some. Mike should excell in Track his senior year. Jim Hocker: 5' 6" guard. Started slowly but picked up confidence as year progressed. Was elected as "Most Improved" by team for 75-76. Steve Baer: 6' 0" guard-forward. Steve was noted for being very dependable and an outstanding jumper. Played both guard and forward when needed. Was elected MVP by teammates for leadership during our 75-76 season. Steve was also named to the Peoria Heights All-Tournament Team. Dennis Lay: 6' 3! forward. A junior starter all year. Should improve tremendously with hard work in the summer basketball program. Outstanding jumper--good shooter when "in range". Could be the key to 1976-77 season. He along with Jim was named "Most Improved" during this basketball season. Don Hudson: 5' 10" forward. Good shooter and hustler. Started at forward. Needs work defensively to be solid performer for 1976-77. He really works hard and will be all-round athlete in football and basketball next year. Greg Sturm: 6' 2" freshman forward. Excellent shooter who earned a starting position at Christmas time. Greg gained valuable experience from that time on He will be one of the keys to success in future years. Tom Kearfott: 6' 0" freshman forward. Excellent jumper and solid performer. Needs a lot of work defensively. Tom has that athletic ability to be at the right place at the right time. Tom along with Greg and some other remarkable freshmen will make El Paso very respectable in years to come. Garen Cornett, Doug Dehority, John Sutton, Wilfredo Comancho, and Greg Wilkey round out our 1975-76 team. 40Junior Varsity Front Row: D. Dehority, B. Hayslette, J. Pink-ham, D. Carley, G. Cornett Kneeling: D. Geiselman, J. Barker, G. Wilkey, J. Sutton, C. Colin, T. Kiesewet-ter Back Row: Asst. Coach Stollberg, T. Kearfott, W. Coman-cho, D. Ludwig, G. Sturm, Coach Wadsworth Front Row: S. Forrest, G. Wilkey, J. Pink-ham, D. Dever, D. Luedtke. Back Row: Coach Stollberg, T. Kiesewetter, G. Sturm, D. Ludwig, T. Kearfott, B. Hayslette 41J.V. Lynn Terri Sandy Peggy LoriAlexander, Dalene Armstrong, James Armstrong, Scott Barcomb, Mary Barker, John Besse, Edith Breach, Eugenia Camacho, Wilfredo Carman, Alberta Clark, Anthony Cline, Catherine Cole, Corbin Cornett, Garen Crump, Kevin Dehority, Douglas Class of “78” Duffy, Robert Duncan, Cathy Eichelberger, Gary Enright, Joseph Ewert, Mark Fever, Danny Fever, Donita Finck, Shelly Forrest, Deanne Friend, Rebecca Furrow, Lori Garey, Emery Gauger, Gary Geiselman, David Geiselman, JamesGraham, Peggy Green, Charles Hamilton, James Hamilton, Laura Hannah, Carol Helmontoller, Bea Henry, Keith Kinthome, Kim Hunsaker, Lynn Hynes, Murray Jording, Cynthia Jording, Steven King, Sherry Koos, William Lawyer, Onetia Is really Lay, Sheila Lewis, Doyle Lovings, Robert Luedtke, Dean Luttrell, Janice Martin, Bruce McClain, Carl McDaniel, Vincent McGhee, Terri Michalski, Scott Moser, Susan Murphy, Tim Nagle, Allan Pfab, Patricia Pope, Kelly 45Porter, Phillip Raymer, Donald Rohrberg, Dana Rutledge, Dennis Schaaf, Patty Schertz, Erich Schieber, Janette Schneider, Audrey Schumacher, Michael Seggerman, Lori Sennott, Kelly Sluder, Holly GoiiT great! Sutton, John Talbert, Bonnie Tegard, Deborah Thario, Robert Trunnell, Nancy Turner, Allan Underwood, Michael Valentine, Stephen VanScyoc, Anndel Ward, Carolyn West, John Wilson, Patsy 46President: Dave Ceiselman Vice President: John Sutton Secretary: Audrey Schneider Tresurer: Laurie Furrow Jr 47Girl’s Sports 1975-76 Season Record WIN LOSS 1 6 The Track team placed fourth in the conference out of eight schools. INTERSCHOLASTIC BOWLING TEAM M. Burke, C. Burke, R. Walters, D. Rohrberg, Jean Rogers Coach, J. Mullvain, D. Luedtke, B. Dehority, P. Krug, D. Rarick, J. Knapp, D. Price, L. Funk A Team WIN 5 LOSS 6 B Team 3 4 This year at District the El Paso team had high game and placed second out of twelve teams. GIRL'S TRACK TEAM Track Coach Joan Scott Top Row: Assistant Coach Ann Hieser, L. Hunsaker, B. Hemonteller, H. Sluder, K. Hinthome, M. Drake, L. Franke, D. Engle, Manager L. Loewen, Bottom Row: J. Patterson, K. Sennott, M. Swope, A. Van Scyoc, P. Graham, S. Baer, N. Ward D Mitchell 48Volleyball Team MOST IMPROVED: Lisa Franke MOST VALUABLE: Andie Van Scyoc Top Row: Manager D. Bauman, B. Hellonteller, D. Krug, L. Franke, K. Hinthome, L. Hunsaker, Coach Carol Jenkins, Middle Row: L. Furrow, S. Baer, A. Schmeder, J. Patterson, K. Pope, A. Van Scyoc, M. Swope, Bottom Row: J. Mullvain, J. Knapp, R. Poorbaugh, L. Loewen, L. Haas A Team 7 8 B Team 6 3 49Ales, Ronald Baer, Sandra Barker, James Bauman, Deborah Bowman, Kevin Breach, Pandora Bushert, Shawn Butler, Sharon Camacho, Lucia Campbell, Mary Carley, Douglas Carr, Charles Cobb, David Corcoran, Bernadine Cramer, Linda Class of “79” Deerwester, Diane Dever, Douglas Dust, Cindy Edgecomb, Lisa Edwards, Mark Eichelberger, Karen Endicott, Kathleen Engel, Doreen Eskridge, Ronald Fairchild, Patrick Farrel, Lori Farrel, Wendy Forrest, Steven Gieger, Mary Geiselman, Peggy Goldstine, Brenda 50Hair, Connie Hair, Ronnie Hansen, Joann Hatch, Vicie Hayslette, Bradley Henry, Lorri H in thorn e, Janet Hinthome, Tammy Hocker, Julie Hodel, Dennis Hudson, Lyle Hudson, Oren Hudson, Theodore Humphrey, Dale Jording, Todd Kearfott, Thomas Keene, Terri Kiesewetter, Timothy King, Colin Krug, Debra Krug, Michael Loewen, Loretta Lloyd, Kelly Loyd, Frank Ludwig, Dennis Luedtke, Don Martin, Brian Miller, Steven Mullvain, Jo Ellen Newkirk, Donnie North, Barbara 51Pinkham, Jon Poorbaugh, Renee Price, Jeffrey Rarick, Darlyne Riggs, George Schertz, Scott Schroeder, Jeffrey Scott, Joanne Sengpiel, Darrin Shawgo, Brad Smith, Cynthia Sparrow, Joe Sprehe, Cassandra Sturm, Gregory Swope, Lucy Taylor, Charles Thielemann, Rebecca Tomow, Tina Uphoff, Mary Vogel, Paul Volz, Patricia Wagner, Shawna Walden, Richard Ward, Nancy Watkins, Bryan Welbes, Mike Wilkey, Brenda Wilkey, Gregory Wolfe, Kimberly Zimmerman, Judith 52 President: Janet Hinthome Vice President: Diane Deerwester Secretary: Judy Zimmerman Tresurer: Debbie Krug W0 f Ji 53El Paso wins Midstate track T 1st Row: Ales, Krug, Carley, Dehoritv, Hynes, Geiselman, Sutton, J. Sparrow. 2nd Row: Cleary, Skolek, Cole, Haas, Dressier, Hocker, Lay, Hankey, Jeffries, Ludwig, L. Sparrow, Coach Stollberg. Coach's Comments: The 1976 Comet track season was the most successful in the history of El Paso High School. The Comets won 9 meets, including the Conference meet at Chenoa. Each individual contributed his share to make the team strong. It was a record-breaking year as well. Five school records were broken during the season. The 440 Relay Team consisting of Ron Ales, Murray Haas, Jim Hocker, and Mike Hankey tied the school record of 46.3. The Two-Mile relay, consisting of Haas, Doug Carley, Doug Dehority, and Dave Gieselman, set the school record with 9:51.0. Dennis Lay set the school records of High Jump 6'2", Triple Jump 43' 4 1 2", and the Pole Vault with all' 10" vault. The Comets traveled to the Delevan Relays, and placed 2nd out of 19 teams, missing the 1st place by only 2 points. Cold medal winners were Hocker in the high and low hurdles (also voted MVP of the meet), and the 440 Relay team of Dennis Ludwig, Haas, Hocker, and Hankey. The highlight of the season was the winning of the Mid-State Varsity Conference track meet, the first El Paso conference title in any sport in six years. Cold medal winners were Hankey in the 220; Lay in the Triple Jump; Hocker in the High Hurdles; the 440 Relay team of Ales. Haas, Hocker and Hankey. New Conference records were set by the 440 Relay team (46. 3) and Lay in the Triple jump (41 ). Jim Hocker and Dennis Lay shared MVP honors for the El Paso Comets this year. Congratulations to the 1976 Track Comets on a great season. I was proud to have been your coach. COACH JEFF STOLLBERG 54Baseball Row 1: Garen Cornett, B. Lovings, M. Hynes, D. Dehority, J. Pinkham, B. Thario. Row 2: M. Haas, J. Sutton, K. Henry, S. Armstrong, M. Cleary, D. Hartman. Top Row: T. Grubb, R. Schneider, G. Sturm, D. Rohrberg, Galen Cornett, Coach Ahring. Murray Haas — OTF Record Won 2 — Lost 13 Top Batting Averages Tony Grubb..................342 Galen Cornett...............318 Greg Sturm..................209 Murray Haas.................207 Matt Cleary -- OTF 5550 Mile Swim Club Standing: J. Schieber, P. Bushert, K. Zimmerman, D. Krug, J. Rodgers, C. Spikes, R. Walters, B. Holmontelier, K. Hinthome, L. Hunsaker, M. Sutton, L. Franke, K. Krug, C. Miller, Kneeling: M. Cowley, M. Hadfield, A. Sch-ertz, D. Rohrberg, P. McWilliams, H. Sluder, P. Young, M. Garey, A. Van Syoc, S. Lay, L. Haas, T. Tipler, J. Patterson. Sitting: B. Williams, J. Mul-lvain, J. Knapp, B. Dehority, G. Hudson, P. Volz, P. Schaaf, C. Steffen, L. Sennott, P. Krug, D. Price El Paso's 50 mile swim club is a branch of the Red Cross Swim and Stay Fit program. The members swim during P.E. and G.A. A. time after school. The girls must swim a minimum of 1 4 mile (22 lengths) at one time. Miles are kept from year to year and awards issued for each ten miles completed. The goal is 50 miles and seven girls have reached this goal in the El Paso pool since the club was begun here in 1965. Mrs. Rodgers is a Red Cross monitor for the program and has completed 76 1 2 miles. Golf Team Brad Hayslette, Brian Bauer, Bill Wolf, Jim Hocker, Emery Garey, Doug Dever, Dean Luedtke, Mike Krug, Season Record Win Loss 5 5 56ORGANIZATIONSTHE SENIOR CLASS PRESENTS: “Our Town” November 14, 15, 1975 Director: Mrs. Carol Stiles Student Director: Laura Wagner Mark Benedict Stage Manager .... Dr. Gibbs........... Joe Crowell Jr .... , Howie Newsome . . . , Mrs. Cibbs........... Mrs. Webb........... George Gibbs......... Rebbeca Gibbs .... Wally Webb.......... Emily Webb.......... Professor Willard . . . Mr. Webb............ Woman in Balcony . . Tall Man in Auditorium Lady in the Box . . . . Simon Stimpson . . . . Mrs. Soames.......... Constable Warren . . . Si Crowell........... Mis. Forrester .... Sam Craig............ Joe Stoddard......... 1st Dead Woman . . . 2nd Dead Woman . . . 1st Dead Man......... 2nd Dead Man .... Chorus: ...................Matt Cleary ..............Larry Stimpert .................David Pope .................Jim Hocker ...............Michelle Burke ..............Janet Patterson ...............Mike Hankey ...............Beth Williams ..............Cindy Steffen .............. April Schertz .............. Kurt Sampen ..................Murray Haas ...............Pat McWilliams ...............Steve Dressier ................Kaylene Geiger ...................Tom Grubb .................Teresa Tipler .................. Steve Baer .................Dale Stephens ................Becky Dehority ...............Dan Rohrberg ...............Galen Cornett ..............Kathy Zimmerman ...................Mary Sutton .................Steve Dressier ...................Kurt Sampen Susanne Ramm, Pat Krug Pat McWilliams, Deyon Luedtke 58January Thaw Frieda............ Herbert Gage . . . Sarah Gage . . . . Paula Gage . . . . Marge Gage . . . Barbra Gage . . . George Husted . . Jonathan Rockwood Matlilda Rockwood Mr. Loomis . . . Uncle Walter . . . Matt Rockwood . . Carson............ Constable .... Student Directors . Director ........................ March 26, 1976 . . • Peggy Berg . . Lester Sparrow .........Lisa Haas . . . Candy Burke . . . Lisa Franke . . . Pam Schaaf . . . Mike Sparks . . . Dennis Lay . . Marcia Fever . . Ron Schneider . . Rich Knepp . . Marty Hynes . . . Glenn Angotti . . . .Tim Wilkey . . . Gwen Hudson Jill Knapp Karla Poorbaugh Mrs. Pam Etecheson 59Annual Staff JR. AND SR. PLAYS Tom Grubb Cindy Steffen FACULTY Mark Benedict Tim Matzke CHORUS Penny Bushert UNDERCLASSMEN Dixie Price Chris Aylward Peg Allen EDITORS: Gladys, Janet PHOTOGRAPHY Amy Dukes Mark Benedict Larry Stotts CHEERLEADERS Peg Allen Maye Hadfield Mary Sutton GIRLS SPORTS Janet Patterson GAA Pat Krug Dixie Price and Dixie AFS Dennis Savers Suzanne Ramm April Schertz ARTWORK Cindy Hufeld Steve Dressier Dixie Price Janet Patterson PROM Marcia Cowley FHA AND CHESS CLUB Dixie Price SNAPSHOTS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Dixie Price Gladys Ward SENIOR PAGES Michele Burke Cindy Miller Laura Wagner Beth Williams CLASS WILL Nancy Loyd Pat McWilliams END OF YEAR Janet Patterson Dixie Price HOMECOMING Marcia Cowley POM PON Pat McWilliams Pam Taylor BAND Larry Stimpert Darlene Angotti STUDENT COUNCIL Larry Stimpert ANNUAL STAFF MU ALPHA THETA Gladys Ward FFA Dave Hartman Tim Matzke BOYS SPORTS Dale Spephens Jim Hocker Murray Haas Matt Cleary Mike Hankey Steve Baer Galen Cornett PAPER STAFF Pat McWilliams LIBRARY CLUB Tom Grubb Dixie Price SPANISH CLUB Gladys Ward Darlene Angotti BUSINESS MANAGERS Kathy Zimmerman Tom GrubbEl Paso Marching Comets Karla Poorbaugh, Drum Major In addition to pre-game and half-time shows for the football games and marching in the Corn Festival Parade, the marching Comets participated in the University of Illinois Marching Band Contest at Champaign-Urbana and tried their luck at marching a routine on the gym floor during the Donkey Basketball game sponsored by the band to raise money for the tour taken April 30 and May 1. Band members anxiously await the arrival of new uniforms next year. 61 Miss Novy, Band DirectorConcert Band FLUTES Susie Moser Oren Hudson Gladys Ward Karla Poorbaugh BASS CLARINETS TROMBONES Joanne Scott C arolyn W ard Larry Stimpert Lori Loewen Be a Helmontoller Doreen Engel Brenda Goldstine Debbie Engel CONTRA-BASS CLARINET BASS Lori Seggerman Pat Carr Charlie Cline Teresa Krug ALTO SAXOPHONES PERCUSSION OBOES Mike Sparks Glenn Angotti Lynn Hunsaker Darlene Angotti Ann Benedict Judy Zimmerman Les Moser TENOR SAXOPHONES Tim Kiesewetter BASSOON Dean Luedtke Jo Ellen Mullvain Amy Dukes FRENCH HORNS This year was the first CLARINETS Kurt Sampen time the Concert Band Patti Pfab Becky Thielemann went on an overnight tour. Jennifer Mullvain Renee Poorbaugh On Friday, April 30, the Tom Grubb CORNETS band played at two schools Teri Seggerman and went to Old Chicago. Marcia Fever Melody Garey After spending the night Nancy Ward Mike Krug at Joliet, we went into Lisa Franke Tom Mitchell Chicago on Saturday. Lisa Haas Dave Farrell 62El Paso Pom Pom Squad Front Row: (Left To Right) K. Pope -- Soph: 2 yrs. G. Hudson — Jr: 3 yTS. P. Taylor — Sr: 3 yrs. Top Row: P. Geiselman — Fr: 1 yr. P. McWilliams — Sr: 4 yrs. T. McGhee — Soph: 2 yrs. T. Tornow — Fr: 1 yr. co-captains El Paso Flag Corps (Left To Right) D. Humphrey — Fr: 1 yr. J. Schieber — Soph: 2 yrs. C. Hannah — Soph: 2 yrs. M. Uphoff — Fr: 1 yr. captains 63646575 AFS 76 Officers: 66 Pres: Larry Stotts Vice Pres: Laura Wagner Secretary: Gladys Ward Treasurer: Lynn HunsakerAmy AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE 1975-1976 The El Paso A. F. S. chapter was very active this year sponsoring four students in various exchange programs. Amy Dukes spent the summer in Asuncion, Paraguay on the Americans Abroad program. Julie Forbes (Chatham, Massachusetts) and Dennis Savers (Rialto, California) were both part of the fall Domestic Exchange plan. Susanne Ramm from Bayreuth, Germany was our 75-76 A. F. S. exchange student. Two Armstrong Steak Frys during the school year helped raise funds to provide for various expenditures. The school A. F. S. club is responsible for the following items: welcome party, Christmas and birthday presents, Senior pictures, class ring, yearbook, graduation announcements and fees, Senior trip, and farewell party. Several other school organizations and the Josten Company generously helped in paying some of our costs. The club also had three other major events. A District Week-end involving 20 students from the surrounding area was held January 23rd-25th. Activities for this event included ice-skating, bowling, basketball game, party, and a potluck dinner. In February the A. F. S. club received word that an earthquake caused severe damage in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Funds from the club and school were sent to Doris Acuna our 74-75 exchange students. A case was built to display pictures, flags, and addresses of the 19 students who have been involved in A. F. S. since 1962. 67 Dennis And KevinStudent Council Galen Cornett Marcia Drake Maye Hadfield Deyon Luedtke Beth Williams Larry Stimpert...............................President Matt Cleary.............................Vice-President Mary Sutton..................................Secretary Bill Ficken..................................Treasurer Mr. Saunders...................................Adviser Amy Dukes Kurt Sampen Todd Jording Marty Hynes Garen Cornett Renee Poorbaugh Rich Knepp Lynn Hunsaker Scott Schertz Tim Wilkey Murray Hynes Judy Zimmerman Janice Wilson John Sutton 68National Honor Society Front Row: P. Pfab, B. Helmontaller, J. Mullvain, T. Seggerman, P. Etcheson (sponser), L. Sennott, P. McWilliams, M. Sutton, B. Williams. Middle Row: H. Sluder, G. Ward, M. Hynes, J. Sutton, L. Hunsaker, M. Drake, A. Schiender, L. Furrow, C. Duncan, L. Stimpert, J. Hocker (v. pres.), D. Savers, M. Cleary, K. Sampen (pres). Back Row: J. Wilson, T. Matkze, M. Sparks, G. Angotti, R. Knepp, M. Hynes, S. Dressier, S. Baer, G. Cornett, M. Hankey, M. Hadfield, M. Cowley, A. Schertz (sec), K. Zimmerman, D. Angotti. Front Row: K. Zimmerman, M. Fever, D. Angotti, J. Forbes, J. Knapp, ]. Mullvain, T. Seggerman, M. Sutton, M. Hadfield (sec), P. Burroughs, R. Knepp. Middle Row: J. Scott (sponser) B. Helmontaller, L. Benedict, V. Carey, P. McWilliams, M. Drake (treas), J. Wilson, M. Cowley (v. pres), A. Schertz, R. Scheinder, B. Bauer, M. Sparks. Back Row: J Hocker, K. Sampen, S. Ramm, G. Ward, G. Cornett, G. Angotti, B. Ficken, M. Cleary, L. Stimpert, M. Hankey (pres), M. Hynes, T. Fegley (sponser). 69Future Homemakers Of America Back Row: Kaylene Geiger, Julie Hayes, Unda Kearfott, Rita Walters, Lisa Franke, Candy Burke, Ann Benedict, Julie Breach, Marcia Fever, Lisa Haas, Front Row: Lori Henry, Joyce Rice, Cindy Brunsen, Teresa Unzicker, Sandy Williams, Judy Zimmerman, Peggy Allen, Sandy Miller, Patti Volz, Julie Hocker, Advisor Mrs. Brown. Sitting: Scott Schertz, Ron Ales, Brad Hayslette, Don Luedtke, Kevin Bowman, Joe Sparrow, Greg Wilkey. Standing: Mike Krug, Dave Pope, Advisor Mr. Saunders and Ron Schneider. 70FFA Chapter Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Agriculturists D. Furrow, Tres; R. Knepp, V. Pres; D. Dressier, Rep; Mr. Wantland, Advisor; M. Zimmerman, Parlimentarian; D. Hartman, Pres; A. Sch-ertz, Sec; R. Krug, Sential Row One: S. Schertz, D. Hodel, R. Knepp, R. Ales, M. Haas, A. Schertz, R. Krug, D. Beal, M. Roberts, B. Martin. Row Two: D. Krug, D. Furrow, J. Koos, L. Martin, E. Schertz, T. Wilkey, C. McClain, J. McClain, Mr. Wantland. Row Three: M. Zimmerman, D. Hartman, S. Baer, D. Ludwig, G. Agnew, S. Dressier, P. Uphoff, D. Schertz, B. Martin.Row 1: S. Williams, T. Unzicker, L. Wagner, M. Sutton, T. Tipler, L. Haas, J. Mullvain, J. Knapp, A. Dukes — Treasurer, L. Franke — Secretary, M. Hadfield, Vice-President, P. Krug — President, M. Fever, C. Miller, D. Fever, A. Van Scyoc, P. Volz, D. Luedtke, Row 2: D. Price, K. Sennott, P. Pfab, M. Garey, P. Young, G. Hudson, J. Patterson, B. Dehority, M. Drake, M. Cowley, K. Krug, A. Benedict, C. Burke, M. Burke, C. Hu-feld, P. Schaff, J. Forbes, L. Funk, Row 3: Mrs. Rodgers, J. Mullvain, S. Baer, L. Henry, P. Graham, L. Furrow, B. Helmontoller, A. Schneider, H. Sluder, D. Rohrberg, P. Wilson, K. Hinthome, L. Hunsaker, D. Tegard, D. Deerwester, J. Hinthome, D. Bauman, B. North, S. Lay, D. Pope, P. Schaaf, J. Luttrell, T. Keene, J. Hocker. G.A.A. YEAR Hikes.. .Bicycling.. .Cook-outs... Canoeing on Lake Evergreen... Rotation speedball tournament... Archery.. .Candy sale.. .Playday in Morton.. .Swimming.. .Co-ed Bowling.. .Dodgeball.. .Recreational Volleyball... 3 Court Volleyball Tournament.. .All School Sid Trip... Peoria Walk-a-thon for Cerebral Palsy.. .Initiation Dinner in Toluca.. .Softball... Tennis.. .Track and field... G.A.A. Awards... Outstanding Member Awards... Honorary G.A.A. Members 1975-76 Mrs. Cluver and Mr. James 72Maye and Pat the El Paso delegates to the LAST State GAA Camp. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, June 1975. 1st Place GAA Intramural Bowling Team Captain; Dixie Price, Mary Sutton, Patti Volz, Debbie Krug, Rita Walters. “The Beginning Of A New Era” El Paso Delegates to 1st ever GAA State Convention at Peoria Hilton, December, 75. Standing: Pat Krug, Lisa Franke, Marcia Fever, Coach Mrs. Rogers, Jill Knapp. Sitting: Donita Fever, Anndel Van Scyoc, Patti Volz. 1075-76 GAA Officers Maye Hadfield, Pat Krug, Jenny Mull-vain, Cindy Miller, Marcia Fever, Anndel Van Scyoc, Patti Volz, Jill Knapp, Donita Fever, Lisa Haas, Amy Dukes, Lisa Franke. 73Library Club Back Row: L. Kearfott, P. Carr, J. Breach, K. Witkowski, C. Aylward, B. Newkirk, D. Pope, M. Uphoff, L. Seggerman, J. Schieber, C. Hufeld, B. Corocran. Next Row: S. Buster, T. Unzicker, S. Miller, P. Allen, A. Van Scyoc, M. Underwood, K. Pope, O. Lawyer, P. Phab, Next Row: S. Lay, B. Dehority, M. Swope, P. Graham, N. Trunnell, K. Sennott, C. Duncan, G. Hudson, M. Brown, D. Engel, Next Row: Mrs. Besse, T Grubb, D. Price, B. Helmontoller, H. Sluder. 1975-76 OFFICERS: PRESIDENT— Tom Grubb VICE-PRESIDENT— Dixie Price SECRETARY— Holly Sluder TREASURER— Be a Helmontoller ADVISOR--Mrs. Ellen Besse 74“Comet Comment” Staff Front Row (Left To Right): K. Poorbough (treasurer), P. McWilliams (editor-in-chief), D. Angotti (assistant editor), C. Ward (news editor), B. Helmontoller (feature editor), M. Cleary (sports editor), G. Ward (secretary). Second Row: J. Knapp, J. Mullvain, L. Loewen, N. Ward, D. Engel, P. Taylor, P. Young. Third Row: C. Steffen, T. Grubb, T. McGhee, O. Lawyer, G. Hudson. Back Row: M. Sparks, D. Pope, G. Angotti, Mr. Saunders (sponsor). Math-Contest This year our math team brought home the first place trophy, finishing number one out of twenty participating class A schools. Back Row: D. Krug, G. Ward, D. Angotti, B. Helmontoller, J. Wilson, C. Sprehe, Mrs. Scott (sponsor), B. Ficken, G. Angotti, M. Hynes, R. Scheider, L. Hunsaker, J. Hocker, G. Comen, M. Hankey, M. Sparks, Mr. Fegley (sponsor). Second Row: C. Ward, C. Duncan, T. McGhee, P. Phfab, N. Ward, L. Lowen, J. Scon, D. Luedtke, M. Underwood, B. Thario, P. Vogel, D. Dehority, M. Cleary, K. Zimmerman. Front Row: R. Lyoyd, B. Thielemann, J. Zimmerman, T. Seggerman, R. Poorbaugh, P. McWilliams, V. Carey, B. Williams, D. Luedtke, L. Stimpert, K. Henry, M. Sutton. 75H e a 1 t h C a r e e r s Front Row: C. Steffen, M. Drake, P. Wilson, K. Witkowski, C. Alyward, C. Duncan, S. Miller, S. Williams, N. Schuler (advisor). Back Row: K. Zimmerman, P. Carr, L. Sennott, G. Ward, L. Funk, J. Breach, P. Allen, C. Huefeld, T. Unizker. Officers: P. Carr, pres.; S. Miller, v. pres; L. Heiben-thal, sec. El Club De Espanol Front Row: P. Pfab, K. Eichelberger, P. McWilliams, B. Williams (treas), T. Unizker, C. Duncan, C. Hair, S. Williams, P. Vogel, D. Luedtke. Second Row: J. Schroeder, N. Ward, D. Rohrberg, L. Loe-wen, C. Ward, O. Lawyer, J. Mullvain, C. Duncan, K. Witkowski, K. Sennott, J. Scott (advisor). Back Row: D. Angotti, A. Dukes (v pres), K. Zimmerman, J. Scott, G. Ward (pres), H. Sluder, T. Grubb, J. Breach, M. Drake (sec). 76ENGLISH: MATH: SCIENCE: SOCIAL STUDIES: FOREIGN LANGUAGE: BUSINESS: HOME EC: ART: VALEDICTORIAN: SALUT ATOR IAN: Awards Matt Cleary Kathy Zimmerman Mike Hankey Galen Cornett Gladys Ward Cathy Duncan Marcia Cowley Violet Carey Cindy Hufeld Debbie Engel Darrel Schieber Glenn Angotti 2 Randy Eskridge 2 Kim Hinthome 3 Mike Sparks Mike Zimmerman 2 Diane Lock 3 Peggy Graham 2 David Green Day INDUSTRIAL ARTS: AGRICULTURE: GIRLS PE: BOYS PE: MUSIC: ARION (BAND): ARION ‘(CHORUS): JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: NATIONAL CHORUS: ATTENDANCE Cindy Jording Eric Schertz 2 Audrey Schnieder Sharon Butler Steve Forrest Don Luedtke Jo Ellen Mullvain Richard Walden Judy Zimmerman Deanna Forrest Jim Geiselman SPECIAL AWARDS Kurt Sampen DAR: Marcia Drake DRAMA AWARD: STAFFER AWARD: Pat McWilliams Larry Martin Dave Hartman Janet Patterson Tracey Armstrong Kurt Sampen Larry Stimpert Lynn Armstrong Gladys Ward Penny Bushert Mike Hankey Michele Burke 77Oklahoma! Aunt Eller. . . . Curly............ Laurey.......... Ike Skidmore. . Fred............ Slim............ Will Parker. . . Jud Fry......... Ado Annie Carnes Ali Hakim. . . . Gertie Cummings. Ellen............ Kate............ Sylvia.......... Aggie............ Andrew Carnes. . Cord Elam. . . . Jess............. Chalmers. . . . Joe.............. Sam............. Cast . .Michele Burke . . Keith Henry . . . (Lori Furrow . . . .John Barker . . . Kurt Sampen . . . Jim Skolek . . Dennis Furrow . . . David Pope . . . . Kelly Pope ... Bill Ficken . . . Amy Dukes . . Marcia Drake . . Kim Hinthorne . . Maye Hadfield . Dana Rohrberg . • . Tom Grubb . . Les Sparrow . . Dennis Savers Wilfredo Comacho . . Dale Stephens . Mike Underwood 78Mini Courses April 12-16 Furniture Refinishing Water Color Grooming Spanish Cooking Cake Decorating Idea Workshop Creative Drama Outsiders Shot Gun Shell Reloading Tumbling Euchre Chess Auto Tuneup Fly Fishing Wood Carving Basic Photography Crocheting Introduction to Psychology Bowling Musical Productions Spanish Cooking Weightlifting Wrestling Enjoyment Pinochle Tennis Using Calculator Computer Programming Careers in Music Fishing in Illinois Model Construction Beginning Guitar Competitive Swimming Record Keeping Horseback Riding Girl's Football Music Theory G Appreciation Improving Memory Marriage and Family Beginning Bridge Trap Sheet Shooting Wild Game Cooking Diet and Physical Fitness Home Repairs Traveling in Europe Athletic Injuries Campcraft G Survival Career Exploration C anoeing Embroidery Beginning German Macrame Singing Plants Flower Arranging“A Time For Us”Remember . . . Constant Fan 81THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF '76 I, Darlene Angotti, leave my ability, strength, and courage to Carolyn Ward so that she can help my sister Priscilla through this so-called educational experience (school). I, Chris Aylward, leave hoping that there will be another taxi service going to Nohrens at noon. I, Mark Benedict, leave knowing that I'll never have another chance at the English award. I, Julie Breach, leave knowing that 1st hour P.E. class will never be the same without Chris, Sandy, Kathy and I. I, Cindy Brunson, leave to go fishing for crawdad's. I, Penny Bushert, leave Sandy Baer a bottle of Jontue... "It works!" I, Charles M. Cline, leave knowing I left my hat in good hands with Miss Novy. I, Matt Cleary, leave to the faculty of EFHS my little brother who I'm happy to say takes after me. I, Marcia Cowley, leave hoping Mrs. Cluver has gained back her sanity. I, Becky Dehority, leave Jill Knapp my quiet ways in P.E. knowing she'll take care of Kim. I, Marcia Drake, leave to Jennifer my trusty Dr. Pepper wastecan in which to deposit her pop tabs. I, Amy Dukes, leave my gym suit with the pink buttons to Lisa Franke, knowing that she's well worthy of it. I, Debbie Engel, leave my ability to play the flute to Doreen and a clean music stand to Brenda. I, Garry Fever, leave my trades and Building Trades to Tracy Armstrong. I, Dennis Furrow, leave knowing Tim Wilkey will have three times as many dentist appointments as last year. I, Terry Grubb, leave my swimming ability to Brad Hayslette, knowing someday he will learn how to swim. I, Thomas Grubb, leave Mr. Saunders a new joke book in which to replenish his repertoire. I, Maye Beth Hadfield, bequeath my ability to be named Town Crier in the Class Prophecy to Lisa Haas. I, Murray Haas, leave a cemetary plot to any underclassman interested in Lisa. I, Mike Hankey, leave my smile at the finish line and Honky, Mawnkey, and Mickey behind me. I, Lisa Heibenthal, leave my parking space to Pat Burroughs as I leave to where the "water" runs free. I, Pat Krug, leave wondering if Marquardt will ever prove the theory. I, Nancy Loyd, leave to make a house, a home, and a family for the man that loves me so. I, Tim Matzke, leave my tennis playing ability to Colonel Saunders. I, Jim McClain, leave my ability to receive consistent excused absences for missed school to Tim Wilkey who I hope uses it to the best of his advantage. I, Pat McWilliams, being of reasonably sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath an entire package of chocolate doughnuts to Terri McGhee and leave knowing that I paid for them myself—for once. I, Janet Patterson, leave knowing there will be watchful eyes on my little sister next year. I, David Pope, do hereby bequeath to Mrs. Carol Stiles, my fantastic ability to argue about ANYTHING. I, Dixie Price, leave driving down De lane in our yellow streak. I, Dan Rohrberg, leave Coach Stollberg a set of Ford Hubcaps that I bought wholesale in St. Louis. I, K. Sampen, the undersigned, being of sound mind and memory, do give, devise, and otherwise bequeath my entire and complete knowledge of business law, its legal accessories, heretofores and heretoafters, and professional etceteras, to Mrs. Hankey, the oversigned, leaving this in full knowledge that El Paso High will be always in dire need of good fire extinguishers and that I finally have no homework tomorrow. I, Lynn Schumacher, leave Janet Hinthome hoping that she'll make it through the next three years without me. I, Lori Sennott, leave with the knowledge of which door to correctly enter and exit the Study Hall and Library. Thank you Mr. Saunders and Mrs. Besse. I, Cindy Steffen, leave for the "rust" of my life. I, Larry Stimpert, leave all of my ambitions of becoming President of the United States to Mr. Saunders. I, Larry Stotts, leave Mrs. Besse doughnuts and coffee knowing I can come back anytime to have breakfast. I, Pam Taylor, leave my ability for skipping out of co-ed P.E. to Sue Moser, hoping she will have better luck than I did. I, Teresa Tipler, leave my shy and quiet ways to Lisa Haas hoping she'll shut-up. I, Laura Wagner, leave my Prom date to any girl who thinks she can handle him. I, Beth Williams, leave Mis. Stiles my sarcastic attitude knowing that I didn't need her credit to graduate anyway. I, Gladys Ward, leave my piccolo-playing and measure-counting ability to Lori Loweon. We, the Senior girls of 2nd hour P.E., leave knowing that Alberta Carmen IS A SOPHOMORE! We, Beth, Amy, Laura, Maye, and Marcia, leave our horses to Coach. We, M.S. G A.S., the Susies of '76, leave a smoke detector for the Senior bathroom hoping someday the smog will lift. We, the 4th hour Adv. Comp, class, leave Mrs. Stiles a 14 Oz. Sugar Daddy and a room full of wild Seniois. We, Galen C., Steve B., Murray H., and Jimmy H., leave for Florida and Good Times. We, Kevin, Kathy, and Dixie leave our ability to discuss in 3rd hour Family Living to Carol H. and Cathy C. and knowing that they will have their Algebra done on time. We, Michele and Laura, leave BLITHE SPIRIT to Mrs. Stiles wondering what the author's real name is. We, Janet Patterson and Matt Cleary, leave "Letting It Be!" We, the Senior males of El Paso High School Middle Hall, do hereby bestow and bequeath upon the Junior boys the honor and privilege of upholding and or supporting the Main Hall Trophy Cases during the school year 1976-77. We, the Senior Class, leave knowing that we have had the two best sponsors ever! 8485 86Autographs 87Autographs 88 EV--M v . £SSl ►fe rr» - w •'«-. vs» r— — Vv Nv ' , NA%v W ii' M V.' • 5xS?£k „ . , .’ fP5 V Tn . x- -. - ; V«», x‘ vISl vV3t - X, ' ... O- «• . V ... JE U I BSHH . 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