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

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Ill 101The El Paso High School Class Of Nineteen Hundred Eighty One Presents “The ComeOn behalf of the entire student body, the Annual Staff is proud to dedicate our 1981 yearbook to Mr. Kays. Having served our school and community faithfully for the past 28 years, Mr. Kays can leave us knowing that he gave his best to make E.P.H.S. a rewarding educational experience. His 14 years as our principal have helped to shape the lives of thousands. He will be sorely missed in the coming years, but can rest with the notion that his contributions to us will never be forgotten. Our best wishes go to you, always. 2 Mr. Kays - this yearbook is dedicated to you with sincere appreciation!TABLE OF CONTENTS DEDICATION P. 2 SENIORS P. 5 ACTIVITIES P. 39Annual Staff From front to back: J. Brown, C. Finck, D. Fever, M. Carley, B.Shawgo, L. Hocker, B. Grubb, S. Dodson, B. Franke, B. Kelly, J. Ward, S. Grubb, D. Eft, C. Spikes, B. Zirkle, T. Damblod, T. Krug, C. Fletcher, L. Loewen, P. Witkowski, S.Tornow, A. Cleary, S. Sennott, D. Valentine, S. Crump. Cometeer Editors Jerry Brown • Asst. Editor, Darla Fever and Connie Finck -Co-Editors, Stephanie Stine and Becky Crammond - Jr. Editors. Coments from the Editors The editors would like to thank those members of the Annual Staff who helped put this yearbook together. Some of the Annual Staff worked even when the editors could not. This shows how hard they worked to put their memories into one book we all can keep for the rest of our lives. Hope this book will recall to you some good times from your high school years at EPHS. The Editors 4MARSHA KAY ANDERSON “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” Annual Staff 4; Spanish Club 3,4; Math Contest 2; AFS 2,3,4,; Chorus 1,2,4. Ambition: Dental Assistant KIM M. ARMSTRONG “One of the real joys of our lives is having friends and keeping in touch with them.” Track 3; Jr. Play; Sr. Play. Ambition: Secretary: “Baker Aluminum" CARL LEE ANDREWS “There’s only one kind of success-to spend your life the way you want to spend it.” Wrestling 2,3; Math Contest 3; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Madrigals 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 4. Ambition: Computer Science JERRY RAY BROWN “Have fun and be good, but if you can't do both just have fun.” Basketball 3,4; Annual Staff 4; Newspaper Staff 4; National Honor Society 3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4, Pres. 4; Math Contest 2,3,4; Scholastic Bowl 2,3,4, J.V. Capt. 2, Vars. Capt. 4; E Club 3,4; Spanish Club 4; Chess Club 3.4, Pres. 3,4; Jr. Play; Audio Visual Aid 3,4; Class V. Pres.4. Ambition: Computer Science MICHAEL EUGENE CALLENDER “We’ve got time, we might as well do it right.” Ambition: Air Force Pilot STEVE CHARLETT “Imagine; Then grab it.’ Industrial Arts Club 2. Ambition: Forestry 6 MICHELLE DAWN CARLEY “Don’t part with your dreams. When they are gone you may still exist but you have ceased to live.” Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,4; Basketball 3; Cheerleading 1,2,3,4, Co-Capt. 4; Annual Staff 4; Newspaper 1,2,; AFS 4; Student Council 2,3,4, Treas. 3,4; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4, Spts. Ch. 2, Treas. 3; Chorus 1,2,3,4, Treas. 4; Swing Choir 1,3,4; Jr. Play, Sr. Play; Homecoming Attend. 2. Ambition: Eastern Illinois UniversityANN MARIE CLEARY "A true friend is somewhat like bubble gum; it always sticks with you no matter what the consequences.” Annual Staff 4; Newspaper 4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; FHA 3,4; Basketball 3,4 Capt. 4; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4; Volleyball 2,3,4; Track 2,3,4; AFS 2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Sr. Play; Flag Corps 3. Ambition: Bradley; R.N. DAVID P. CLEARY "Money's not everthing. Gold is.” Football 1,2,3; Spanish Club 1,2,3,4, Treas. 4; Student Council 2,3,4, V. Pres., Pres.4; Jr. Play; Sr. Play; Homecoming Attend.l; E Club 3,4; Class V. Pres. 1. Ambition: College, Business TERESA DAMBOLD “Yesterday belongs to history, tomorrow belongs to God, only today belongs to us.” Spanish Club 2,3,4; National Honor Society 2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Math Contest 1,3; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3; AFS 2,3,4; Chorus 1; Swing Choir 1; Class Officer 2. Ambition: College, Nursing MARY KATHRYN DUFFY “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” Annual Staff 4; Spanish Club 2,3; GAA (EPRA) 2,3; Sr. Play 4 prompter. Ambition: Work with handicapped children SCOTT JAMES CRUMP “I'm alright don't nobody worry about me." Annual Staff 4; Spanish Club 1,2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Math Contest 1,2; FFA 4; Basketball 1,2,3,4, Tri-Capt. 4; E Club 3,4; Sr. Play. Vmbition: College STEPHANIE ANN DODSON “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Annual Staff 4; Newspaper 1,2,4; Spanish Club 3,4; Cheerleading 1,2,3,4, Co-Capt. 4; Student Council 4; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4; Volleyball 3,4; AFS 1,2,3,4; 50 Mile Swim Club 2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4, V. Pres.3, Pres. 4; Madrigals 4; Swing Choir 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play; Sr. Play; National Honor Society 4. Ambition: U of I; Special Education DONNA EILEEN EFT "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Annual Staff 4; Newspaper 2,3,4; Spanish Club 2,3,4, Sec. 4; Math Contest 1,3; FHA 3,4; Scholastic Bowl 3,4; GAA (EPRA) 2,3,4; AFS 4; Sr. Play 4, Student Director; Chess Club 4. Ambition: Word Processing, ICC, Caterpillar 7CHARLES MARION FEENEY III “I will not follow where the path may lead but I will go where there is no path and I will leave a trail.” Football 1,2,3,4, Tri-Capt. 4; Spanish Club 1,2,3,4; National Honor Society 2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Basketball 1; Student Council 1,2,3,4, V. Pres. 2, Pres. 3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; E Club 2,3,4; AFS 4; Wrestling 2; Sr. Play; Homecoming Attend. 3; Class Pres. 1; Governmental Intern; 111. Citizenship Experience Ambition: U of I CONNIE LYNN FINCK “If it weren’t for the last minute, a lot of things wouldn't get done.” Annual Staff 3,4, Jr. Co-Editor 3, Co-Editor 4; Newspaper 2,3,4; Spanish Club 1,2,3,4; National Honor Society 3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4, V. Pres. 4; Math Contest 2; Student Council 3,4; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4; AFS 2,3,4, Sec. 3, Pres. 4; Marching Band 3,4; Drill Team Capt. 4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Madrigals 3,4; Jr. Play; Sr. Play; Class Sec. 3; DAR. Ambition: Elementary Education. ALAN NEAL FORREST “I was once caught studying and never lived it down.” Football Mgr. 1; Chorus 1,2; Swing Choir 1. Ambition : Undecided SHERI FARRELL “I never think of the future; it comes soon enough.” GAA (EPRA) 2; Chorus 1,2,3. Ambition: Secretary DARLA JEAN FEVER “The most wasted day -on which we have not laughed.” Annual Staff 3,4, Jr. Co-Editor, Co-Editor 4; Newspaper 3,4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; GAA (EPRA) 1.2.3.4, Spts. Ch. 3, Pres. 4; AFS 3,4; Chorus 1.2.3.4, Sec. 4; National Honor Society 4. Ambition: Secretary CINDIA LEA FLETCHER “Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.” Annual Staff 4; Newspaper 2,3,4; FHA 2,3,4; Basketball Mgr. 3; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4; Volleyball Mgr. 3; Track Mgr. 3; Chorus 1,2,3,4. Ambition: ICC - Court Reporter BETH ELLEN FRANKE “If endings symbolize beginnings, shouldn’t the goodbyes be easier to say?” Annual Staff 4; Newspaper 2,3,4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; GAA (EPRA) 1.2.3.4, Sec. 4; Chorus 1.2.3.4, V. Pres. 4; Madrigals 3,4; Jr. Play, Student Director; Class Treas. 2. Ambition: Parkland College 8JOHN GEISELMAN “If at first you don’t succeed, don’t take any more chances." Ind. Arts Club 2,3,4, V. Pres. 3, Pres. 4; Math Contest I. Ambition: Business SHERI LYNN GRUBB “One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” Annual Staff 4; Cheerleading 1,2,3, Co-Capt. 2,3; Newspaper 1,2; National Honor Society 2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Student Council 1.2.3.4, Sec. 4; Chorus 1.2.3.4, Sec. 3, V. Pres. 4; Swing Choir 1; Jr. Play; Sr. Play; Homecoming Attend. 1; Class Sec. 1; Class Pres. 3,4. Ambition: Radiology Technology MICHAEL GUSTAFSON “Get it right the first time, that’s the main thing.” FFA 2,3,4; A.V.C. 4. Ambition: Auto or Diesel Mech. RUSS HAAS “Everyone may consider themselves perfect: but when they consider you perfect correct them.” Ind. Arts Club 2; E Club 3,4; Wrestling 1; Jr. Play 3 set; Sr. Play 4 set. Ambition: Tool Designer BARRY E. GRUBB "Before I can lay me down to rest, I’ll have to have done my very best.” Football 1,2,3,4, Capt. 4; Track 1,2,3; E Club 2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 1,2,3,4; Wrestlig 2,3,4, Capt. 4; Sr. Play; Homecoming Attend. 4; Class Pres. 2. Ambition: “To be happy at whatever I do.” KURTULUS GULSEN “Love doesn’t need a language. Just think peaceful and universal. You will love everything in the world.” Track 4; AFS 4; Chorus 4; Wrestling 4; Chess Club 4. Ambition: American Literature Teacher or Petrol Engineering CLYDE BRYON HAAS “Do as you wish, where you wish, when you wish, and make people happy always.” Ind. Arts Club 3,4, Pres. 4; Wrestling 2. Ambition: Electrical Engineer 9JOANNA HARROLD "Happiness is doing with a smile what you have to do anyway.” Math Contest 2,3; Volleyball 2; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Madrigals 3,4. Ambition: College SHARON DIANE HASTY “I feel two natures struggling within me.” FHA 2; Girl’s Track 2; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Madrigals 4; Jr. Play 3. Ambition: To be RICH! DON L. HARSHBARGER “I never met a man I didn't like.” Football 1; Ind. Arts Club 2. Ambition: Work at Cat. and be happy. LINDA MARIE HOCKER “Suces8 is never final and failure never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” Annual Staff 4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; National Honor Society 2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Math Contest 1; Basketball 3.4; Track 2; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4, spts. ch. 2, class rep. 4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Class Treas. 3; Homecoming Attend. 3. Ambition: College BECKY K. HUDSON “Love and friendship are the greatest things in life.” Jr. Play; Sr. Play. Ambition: Undecided BRIAN LEE KELLY “Leaders are not born; they are made.” Annual Staff 4; Football 1,2,3,4, Tri-Capt. 4; National Honor Society 2,3,4; Math Contest 1; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Student Council 2,3,4; E Cluh 2,3,4; Marching Band l;-Concert Band 1; Jr. Play; Homecoming Attend. 2. Ambition: College TERESA LEE KRUG “To share joy is to show love, to show love is to know God, to know God is to do good, to do good is to spread happiness.” Annual Staff 4; Newspaper Staff 2,3,4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; FHA 1,2,3,4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Madrigals 3,4; Flag Corp 3,4. Ambition: CPA, Housewife. 10TERRI JO KRUG “I do my thing and you do your thing, I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.” Math Contest 2; Chorus 4. Ambition: Work DIRK E. LAY “The truth lies within.” Track 1,2,3. Ambition: Undecided LYNDON DEAN LOEWEN “A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it.” Annual Staff 4; Football Mgr.2; Ind. Arts 2,3, Pres. 4; Basketball 1,2; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Stage Band 2,3,4; Band Pres. 4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: Fort Wayne Bible College, Business Administration DANIEL LEE MASON “The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other.” FFA 2,3,4, Sec; Ind. Arts 2. Ambition: Farming, College FRANKLIN MERRITT “Where the sun sets. I make my stand.” Ambition: Undecided C. EDWARD MILLER “Once a King, always a King, but once a Knight is enough for anyone.” Ind. Arts 2,3; FFA 1,2,3,4; Track 3; Wrestling 2; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: Farming BOB MILLER “To live at ease and not be bound to thinking, that’s the world for me.” Ind. Arts 1,2; Chess Club 3. Ambition: Undecided 11LESTER JEROME PFISTER “Love is like oxygen. You get too much, you get too high; not enough and you are gonna die.” Football Mgr. 2,3,4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3; Math Contest 1; FFA 1,2,3,4; Basketball Mgr. 2,3,4; Jr. Play, Sound Crew; Sr. Play, Sound Crew. Ambition: College ANTHONY TRENT PINKHAM ‘The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.” Annual Staff 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Ind. Arts Club 2; Basketball 2; Track 1,2.3,4; E Club 2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play; Sr. Play; Homecoming Attend. King. Ambition: Undecided TONI LYNNE PORTER “Be a leader not a follower.” 50 Mile Swim Club 1,2; Chorus 1,2,4. Ambition: Work and getting married to Don. DANIEL THOMAS RHODES “Half the secret of getting along with people is consideration of their views; the other half is tolerance of one’s own views.” Football 1,2,3; Chorus 1,2,3. Ambition: Undecided BRIAN KEITH RAYMER “A million mile journey begins with one step.” Football 2,3,4; E Club 3,4; Chorus 1; Wrestling 2; Jr. Play; Sr. Play; Football Mgr. 1. Ambition: Business DAVID LAWRENCE ROTH “If silence is golden, I must be rich!” FFA 1,2,3,4, V. Pres. 3,4; Jr. Play. Ambition: ICC; Farming BOZORGMEHR SAFRANG “There is no better feeling in the world than finding a new friend.” Football 4; Mu Alpha Theta 4; Track 4; E Club 3,4; Wrestling 4; Chess Club 3,4, Treas. 4; Individual State Chess Tourn. 3,4. Ambition: College 12D. SCOTT SENNOTT “Don’t think the world isn’t full of willing people. Some are willing to work ... others willing to let them.” Annual Staff 4; Spanish Club 1,2,3.4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Math Contest 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4, Capt. 4; E Club 3,4; AFS 4; National Honor Society 4. Ambition: College, Pre-Dent RHONDA LEE SIMPSON “When you’re out there all alone you wonder il you built your boat too fast or too cheap.” Annual Staff 4; Newspaper Staff 2,3,4, Asst. Editor; Mu Alpha Theta 3; FHA 2,3 Sec.-Tres. 4; Basketball Mgr. 3; AFS 4; 50 Mile Swim Club 4; GAA (EPRA) 1.3; Track Mgr. 3; Chorus 1,2,3; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: Marriage, Secretary PAUL EUGENE SCHLATTMAN "Once bitten, twice shy.” Football 1,3; E Club 1; Marching Band 1,2,3; Concert Band 1,2,3; Stage Band 1,2,3; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Madrigals 4; Swing Choir 3,4; Wrestling 1; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: To be successful BARBARA ANNE SHAWGO “The true beauty of life is not discovered with the eyes or mind, but with the soul.” Annual Staff 4; Cheerleading 2,3; Newspaper Staff 1,2,3; Spanish Club 3,4; Student Council 1,4; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3, Sec. 4; Volleyball 3,4; AFS 1,2; Chorus 1,2,3,4 Sec.; Swing Choir 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Homecoming Attend. 4; Class Tres. 4; Valentine’s Day Sweetheart. Ambition: Elementary Education KARI L. SMITH “A sheep without; a lion within.” Cheerleading 1,2; Volleyball 1; 50 Mile Swim Club 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Swing Choir 1,2. Ambition: Undecided CHERYL ANN SPIKES “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” Annual Staff 4; Newspaper Staff 3,4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3; Math Contest 3; FHA 3,4; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4; AFS 4; Chess Club Sec. 4. Ambition: Black Belt, Secretary AMY ELIZABETH STEFFEN “Sorrow can stand alone, but to get the full value of joy it must be shared.” Annual Staff 4; Spanish Club 2,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; AFS 2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Jr.Play3; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: Veterinarian Assistant 13AMY LYNN STEIDINGER “Every day the world turns over on someone who has just been sitting on top of it.” Annual Staff 4; Jr. Play 3, Student Director; Sr. Play 4, Student Director; Class Sec. 4. Ambition: Medical Secretary or Court Reporter EARNADEAN THARIO "Love is friendship set to music” Annual Staff 4; Spanish Culb 2,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3; Math Contest 1,3; AFS 2,3; 50 Mile Swim Club 3; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: R.N.; Marriage SUSAN LYNN TORNOW “Nothing is impossible where there is love.” Annual Staff 4; Newspaper Staff 2,3,4; Spanish Club 2,3,4; National Honor Society 2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Math Contest 1,3; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4, Pts. Ch. 2, V. Pres. 4; AFS 1,2,3; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Madrigals 3,4; Swing Choir 1,4. Ambition: Radiology JEFFERY L. TURNER “Mom told me not to come home late, so I never went home at all!” Ambition: Work DAVID GENE VALENTINE “The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn't get along without them.” Annual Staff 4; National Honor Society 4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Math Contest 1,2,3,4, State Math Contest 4; FFA 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4, Capt. 4; E Club 3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: U of I JILL LOUISE WARD “You light your candle for God and I'll light mine and we’ll put them together.” Annual Staff 4; Spanish Club 1,2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Math Contest 1,2,3; AFS 2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Concert Band 1,2,3,4. Ambition: Illinois Wesleyan University, Business 14LINDA LEE WIECHMAN “As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so must you be. So therefore prepare to follow me!" Annual Staff 4; Newspaper Staff 2,3,4; FHA 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play, Business; Sr. Play, Business. Ambition: Undecided TRENT WILKEY “Can I help it if I’m the manly type?” Football 3; Ind. Arts Club 3; FFA 4; E Club 3; Wrestling 1; Class V. Pres. 2. Ambition: Farming JAMES RYAN WILLIAMS II “The dictionary is the only place success comes before work.” Annual Staff 4; Spanish Club 1,2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3,4; Math Contest 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Student Council 1,2,3; Jr. Play; Sr. Play. Ambition: Pre-Med BARBARA ANN ZIRKLE "Never try to make anyone like yourself you know and God knows one of you is enough.” Annual Staff 4; Spanish Club 1,2,3,4, Treas. 3; National Honor Society 3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,4; Sec. 3; Sec. - Treas. 4; Math Contest 1,2,3; Scholastic Bowl 2,3,4; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4; Track 2; AFS 3,4; 50 Mile Swim Club 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Sec. 3, V. Pres. 4; Stage Band 4. Ambition: Computer Science; U of I PAULA JEAN WITKOWSKI “It takes your enemy and your friend working together to hurt you to the heart, one to slander you and the other to rush the news to you.” Annual Staff 4; Newspaper 2,3,4, Co-Editor; Spanish Club 2,3,4; FHA 2,3,4, V. Pres. 3, Pres 4; GAA (EPRA) 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; AFS 1,2,3,4; 50 Mile Swim Club 2,3,4; Sr. Play; Class V. Pres. 3. Ambition: R.N. GENEVA ANGOTTI “What you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God." Annual Staff 4; News paper Staff 3,4; Spanish' Club 1,2,3,4; Mu Alpha Theta 3; Math Contest 1,2; GAA (EPRA) 2,3; Girl’s Track 2; AFS 2,3,4, Sec.; Marching Band 1,2,3,4, Drum Major 3,4; Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play 3. Ambition: Secretary RICHARD CAREY 15Officers Barb Shawgo, Treasurer Sheri Grubb, President Amy Steidinger, Secretary Mrs. Musick, Sponsor Mrs. Stiles, Sponsor Jerry Brown, Vice President 161718Mr. Porter Superintendent Mrs. Hocker Secretary to Mr. Kays Board of Education Ronald Mool Geraldine Fever Leonard Haas Dale Brown Dale Schlipf Larry Rieffel William Dehority Mr. Kays Principal Mrs. Simpson Secretary to Mr. Porter Miss Zimmerman Bookeeper 20Mrs. Mary Jo Adams Industrial Arts Education: Illinois St. Experience: 2 years Family: Single Mr. Eric Bates Physical Ed. Substitute Education: B.S. from Oklahoma University and M.S. from Illinois St. Experience: 2 years Family Husband . 4' vy )hm' Business Ed. Education: B.S. from Illinois State Experience: 5 years Family: Husband, 1 daughter, 2 sons Home Economics Education: B.S. from W. Illinois; Illinois St. Experience: 16‘A years Family: 2 daughters, 1 son Librarian Education: B.S. from Univ. of Illinois Experience: 11 years Family: Husband, 1 daughter Mrs. Virginia Brown Mrs. Ada Christensen Mrs. Ellen 21Mrs. Pam Etcheson Freshman. Sophomore Mrg Unda Hageman Education: B.A. in English | Education from 111. Wesleyan Art Education: B.S. in Art from Illinois State Experience: 11 yrs. Family: Husband, 1 daughter, 1 son Health Education: B.S. from Illinois State Experience: 3 years Family: Single Guidance Counselor Education: B.S. and M.S. from Illinois State Experience: 9 years Family: Wife, 1 daughter, 1 son 1 ’ Social Studies Education: B.A. from So. Illinois; M.S. from Illinois St. Experience: 11 years Family: Wife, 2 sons 22Mr. Dan Marshall Mr. Ken Moens Agriculture Education: B.S. in Agriculture from Univ. of Illinois Experience: 1 yr. Family: Single Mrs. Marilyn Musick Chorus Education: B.M.E. f Illinois Wesleyan Experience: 9 years F'amily: Husband, 1 daughter, 1 son r Driver Education. Consumer Education Education: B.S. and M.S. from Eastern Illinois Experience: 13 years Family: Wife 23Mr. Mike Rabbe Math and Science Education: B.S. and M.S. from Illinois State Experience: 8 years Family: Wife, 1 son Miss Catherine Rahn Individualized Instruction Education: B.Ed. from Illinois State Experience: 2 years Family: Single Physical Ed. Education: B.A. Illinois Wesleyan Experience: 25 years Family: Husband, 2 daughters, 1 son Mr. Steve Schroeder Mr. Wesley Rayner Science Education: B.S. Okla. St. University Experience: 22 years Family: 2 daughters, 2 sons Physical Ed. Education: B.S. in Education from 111. St. Experience: 6 years Family: Wife Mrs. R. Jean Rodgers 24Mr. Jeff Shive Math and Spanish Education: B.S. from Univ. of Arizona; Illinois State Experience: 12 yrs. k Family: Husband, 2 sons Band Education: B.M.E. from Illinois State Experience: 3 yrs. Family: Single Mrs. Cynthia K Stoller a Mr. William J. k, Wolf Mrs. Carol Stiles English Education: B.A. from Illinois St. Experience: 10 years Family: Husband, 3 daughters, 1 son Freshman ig Pre-Algebra, English Education: Illinois Central and Illinois St. Experience: 7 years Family: Husband Business Education Education: M.S. from Eastern Illinois Experience: 20 years Family: 3 daughters, 1 sonJUNIORS CLASS OFFICERS President: V. President: Secretary: Treasurer: Class Sponsors: Stephanie Stine Patty Malcom Becki Feeney Brenda Stoller Mrs. Mohundro Mr. Wolf Ales, Terry Allen. David Andrews, Tammie Armstrong, Tammy Armstrong, Terri Attig, Bruce Baxter, Todd Belford, Linda Benedict, John Breach, Brian Breach, Teri Clements, Scott Craig, Todd Crammond, Rebecca Cremer, Myra Eichelberger, Kevin Evans, James Evans, Tony Farrell, Daniel Faulk, Gerald Feeney, Becki Folks, Norma Franzen, Joseph Fritz, Michael Fuller, Teri Garrels, Bobbi Garrett, Steve Gates, Douglas Gazelle, Candy Graber, Linda 28Haas, Lori Haas. Paul Haines, Lisa Harroun, Tracy Harvey, Diana Hayslette, Todd Heiken, Richard Hill, Rhonda Hudson, Gary Hynes, Peter King, Stormy Loewen, Landis Lovings, Tracy Malcom, Patricia McWilliams, David Meier, Margie Mitchell, James Paternoga, Mark Pinkham, Todd Rhea, Skip Robbins, Janet Rogers, Linda Schertz, John Schifferer, William Schroeder, Lisa Scott, Barbara Seggerman, Ronald Seiver, Diane Shaw, Duane Shawgo, Denise Shepard, Mark Shoemaker, Greg Sizemore, Carol Smith, Kay Stanford, Bruce Stanley, John Stine, Stephanie Stoller, Brenda Taylor, Buddy Terven, Michael Trunnell, Duane Underwood, Michelle Valentine, Suzanne Vogel, Sheila Walton, Judy Wolf. Ronald 29SOPHOMORES CLASS OFFICERS President: V. President: Secretary: Treasurer: Class Sponsors: Peggy Rhea Sandee Franke Brenda Baer Lisa Jording Mr. Marshall Mr. Rabbe Aeschliman, Stephanie Alexander, Edie Allen, Karen Andrews, Timothy Armstrong, Frank Armstrong, Jeffrey Baer, Bradley Baer, Brenda Bailey, Michele Baker, Lisa Baumann, Marilyn Bergquist, Mara Burtis, Karen Callender, Elaine Carey, Larry Charlett, Eric Clark, Nick Cleary, Thomas Clements, Jeffrey Colburn, Thomas Cox, Lynn Craddock, Cynthia Dambold, Troy Deerwester, Ralph 31DeKeyser, Jodi Delaney, John Denham, Eric Dixon, Douglas Elyea, Timothy Ewert, Carla Fever, Ann Fever, Beth Finck, Ronald Finck, Vickie Forrest, Brian Franke, Sandra Franzen, Donald Garrels, John Garrels, Nancy Graybill, Todd Grubb, Gary Haas, Jeffrey Haas, Raymond Hall, Lori Hanson, Julie Heibenthal, Sheila Heller, Ricky Hinthorne, Raymond Hoffman, Teresa Hunt, Russell Jackson, Cindy Janssen, Lynne Jording, Lisa Kelley, Michael Kelly, Brad Kocevar, Marianne Kraft, Sherri Krug, Janet Locke, Betty Lovings, Robbin Lovings, Dena Luttrell, Joan 32Malcome, Larry Malcome, Terry Marshall, Charlene Martz, Mary McCormick, Diana Meier, Michael Messer, Lori Miller, Richard Newkirk, Kathryn Oliver, Donald Page, Pamela Pinkham, Amy Pfister, Mary Pfab, Tracey Porth, Jeffrey Reeves, Mary Reynolds, Larry Roberts, Brad Rogers, Joy Ridgeway, Hoagey Rhea, Peggy Riley, Wanda Schieber, Darwin Schifferer, Gary Scott, Lori Sizemore, Jerry Stanford, Joe Steffen, Dennis Stimpert, Craig Sutton, Julie Thario, James Tornow, Dennis Trunnell, Sally Volz, Susie Waller, Diana Waller, Michael Watkins, Sally Wickenhauser, Keith 3334FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS President: V. President: Secretary: Treasurer: Class Sponsor: Jimmy Carr Shelly Schroeder Michelle Baker Charlotte Anderson Mr. Schroeder Aeschliman, Amy Anderson. Charlotte Armstrong, Thomas Baker, Michelle Beauliea, Melvin Bowman, Terry Bridgeforth, Amy Brown, Pamela Burtis, Julie Campbell, James Carey, Lucy Carr, James Clark, Michael Denham, Andrew Elder, Jean Ellis, Kristy Fletcher, Doug Folks, Sandra Friend, Eddy Gubitz, Stacey Haas, Kurt Hall, Marcia Hamilton, Andrew Hany, Curtis Harshbarger, Daniel Harshbarger, Theresa Hasty, Terry Holt, Jacqueline Hudson, Charmaine Hunt, David 35Hynes, Patricia Kearfott, Debra Kraft, Misty Krug, Delores Kurtenback, Dee Lovings, Kenneth Malcom, Jeffrey Marshall, Thomas Martin, Tina Mathis, Laura Meier, Jeffrey Merritt, Kenneth Merritt, DeWayne Miller, Angela Miller, Dale Mool, Tracey Morris, Gregory Murrell, Janet Murrell, Jeanette Murrell, John Murrell, Rodney Page, Robert Parkhouse, Kevin Patton, Andrew Ramsey, Kimberly Ridgeway, Dorothy Riker, Lori Roberts, James Rushing, Clifford Schieber, Roland Schmitt, George Schroeder, Michele Scott, Debra Shaw, Edwin Shepard, Marla Smith, Bradley Smith, Ronald Smith, Terry Stanley, Dennis Stimpert, Sonja Stoller, Brian Trebesch, Kim Turner, Kelly Wallace, Mark Waller, Kelly Weakley, Dan Wilkey, Troy Wilson, Daniel Wolf, Kerry Valentine, Julienne Zimmerman, Donni 3637FOOTBALL First Row: F. Merritt, T. Wilkey, A. Pinkham, B. Grubb, B. Safrang, C. Feeney, B. Raymer, B. Kelly; Second Row: G. Hudson, M. Terven, B. Schifferer, P. Haas, T. Pinkham, S. Rhea, L. Ix ewen; Third Row: D. McWilliams, D. Gates, B. Taylor,T. Evans, T. Baxter, J. Schertz, B. Kelly, P. Hynes; Fourth Row: J. Haas, G. Schifferer, T. Dambold, J. Clements, G. Grubb, R. Hunt, Coach Sorrells; Fifth Row: Coach Rayner, J. Armstrong, N. Clark, T. Pfab, T. Elyea, D. Schieber, Manager J. Pfister, Coach Orr. Head Coach W. Rayner, Assistants: S. Schroeder, T. Sorrells, D. Orr Coach’s Comments The 1980 Comet Football team finished the season on an up note, as they shut off their last 2 opponents and finished 3rd in the M.S.C. behind Lexington and Cheona, who represented our conference in the State Playoffs. This football team was an outstanding bunch of young men who were a pleasure to coach and be associated with. They never gave up and continued to improve from week to week. The Seniors were outstanding and their leadership was a strong motivating factor during the season. Comet Seniors were Barry Grubb, Chuck Feeney, Trent Wilkey, Andy Pinkham, Brian Kelly, Brian Raymer, Frank Merritt and Bozorg Safrang. Also a special thanks to our Senior Manager, Jay Pfister, who labored long and well. The Comet football team will certainly miss these graduating Seniors in 1981 but the foundation they have built in the last four years will payoff for the Comets in the future. 40 Coach RaynerTri-Captains 41Chuck Feeney - Linebacker, Running Back, Letter—3 yrs., Tri-Captain, Most Valuable Player, Best Offensive Back, All Conference Honorable Mention— Jr. and Sr. Barry Grubb - Tackle, Guard, Letter— 3 yrs., Tri-Captain, Best Offensive Lineman, Blocking Trophy, All Conference Honorable Mention—-Jr. and Sr. Brian Kelly - Quarter Back, Free Safety, Letter—3 yrs., Tri-Captain L PASO Frank Merritt - Defensive End, Tight End, Letter Brian Raymer - Comer, Split End, Letter—2 yrs. Andy Pinkham - Strong Safety, Running Back, Letter—3 yrs. Bozorg Saffang - Kicker, Letter Trent Wilkey - Nose Guard, Tackle, I-etter—2 yrs., Tackling Trophy, Best Defensive Lineman. All Conference— Jr. and Sr. 42Sophomores First Row: D. Schieber, T. Dambold, G. Grubb, G. Schifferer, J. Haas, T. Elyea, R. Hunt; Second Row: J. Armstrong, N. Clark, B. Kelly, T. Pfab, J. Clements, Coach Sorrells, Coach Orr J.V. Record - 5 wins, 3 losses Freshmen First Row: J. Meiers, K. Hany, B. Smith, K. Park-house, J. Malcolm, K. Wolf, D. Weakley; Second Row: B, Stoller, K. Lovings, M. Clark, J. Murrell, R. Page, D. Fletcher, D. Miller, R. Schieber; Third Row: T. Armstrong, R. Murrell, E. Friend, K. Merritt, J. Carr, D. Merritt, T. Wilkey, Coach Schroeder Record - 2 wins, 6 losses Varsity Record El Paso 6 Eureka 32 El Paso 0 LeRoy 3 El Paso 22 DeeMack 0 El Paso -Third in Midstate Conference Standings. El Paso 26 Flanagan 8 First in Midstate Defense, El Paso 20 Gridley 6 allowing opponents only 82 El Paso 8 Chenoa 13 points throughout season. El Paso 6 Lexington 20 El Paso 22 Woodland 0 El Paso 39 M-D-R 0 43Varsity Joy Rodgers, Stephanie Dodson, Michelle Carley, Brenda Baer, and Julie Sutton. 45NIGHT AT THE CINEMA HOMECOMING 46Seniors Juniors 4749SENIOR POWER VOLLEYBALL First Row: K. Trebesch, M. Kocevar, B. Baer, P. Rhea, B. Fever, S. Underwood, A. Cleary, D. Kurtenbach, P. Brown, C. Anderson, T. Mool; Second Row: K. Waller, I). Kru|{ -co- mgr., J. DeKeyser, S. Hiebenthal.S. Dodson, B. Shawgo, M. Carley, L. I locker, Coach Tayler, D. Zimmerman • co • mjrr-, T. Martin Coach’s Comments The Volleyball Comettes finished their season with a 5-9 record. The girls continually demonstrated their fine skill, ability and knowledge throughout the season. Team effort and determination also played a part in the make - up of the entire squad. Varsity, as well as Junior Varsity, players have proven themselves to be strong competitive athletes. Coach Taylor MVP - Linda Hocker MIP - Beth Fever MEP - Stephanie Dodson 50 Ann, Linda, Barb, Stephanie, MichelleGIRLS’ BASKETBALL First Row: R. Simpson • Mgr., P. Hynes, D. Kurtenbach, D. Scott, T. Mool, K. Trebesch, P. Brown, L. Scott, L. Riker, D. Harvey • mgr.; Second Row: Miss Kahle - coach, L. Hocker, J. DeKeyser, A. Cleary, B. Scott, S. Franke, S. Aeschliman, A. Pinkham, Mr. Sorrels • coach v 5152BOYS’ BASKETBALL S. Rhea, D. Farrell, B. Kelly, R. Finck, B. Kelly, S. Sennott, B. Valentine, D. Steffen - Mgr., M. Paternoga, S. Crump, J. Brown, L. Loewen, D. McWilliams, Coach Orr Coaches’ Comments The varsity boys’ basketball season was a series of ups and downs. We started out playing well, winning 3 out of our first 4 ball games and placing third in the Woodland tournament. Scott Crump was lost for approximately 12 ball games due to an injury suffered in P.E. class. During that time span we were not able to win. The latter part of the season provided us with wins over Deer Creek -Mackinaw, Chenoa and a win over the first seeded team in the regional, Roanoke - Benson. We eventually lost to Illini Bluffs, who went on to win the regional and sectional tournaments. The co - most valuable players were Scott Sennott and Brian Kelly; the best defensive award went to Brian Kelly; the most improved player awards went to Mark Paternoga and Jerry Brown. The senior players gave us excellent leadership during the season. We are looking forward to next season with two returning starters, Landis Loewen and Dave McWilliams. We feel these two will be as good a guard duo as anyone possesses in the conference. If we are to be successful next year, our two other seniors, Skip Rhea and Mark Paternoga and the Junior Class will have to come through for us. We would like to thank the Varsity and JV cheerleaders for the fine support they gave us during the season. They did an exceptional job. Coaches Orr and Rabbe. 53Lettermen Skip Rhea Ron Finck Brad Kelly Nick Clark Scott Crump Scott Sennott Dave Valentine Brian Kelly Jerry Brown Landis Loewen Dave McWilliams Mark PaternogaJunior Varsity m. c,.,,, er£x.Tb%T:£ Freshmen R. Seggerman • mgr., K. Parkhouse, K. Wolf, B. Stoller, D. Stanley, M. Clark. J. Roberts, A. Denham, Coach Rabbe. D. Steffen -mgr.; Record: 0 - 3 55JU IC TOAD % r ff n n rum I'm open{ £ I -f «. : .- "SENIOR POWER J2( pn i (- J30Mr 3S r, fc wait up Landis GAP S DAD! THI don't this either! 5657 Brenda “83”58WRESTLING First Row: D. Fletcher, J. Sizemore, R. Schieber, F. Armstrong, T. Elyea; Second Row: R. Hunt, T. Armstrong, T. Wilkey, D. Merritt, T. Andrews, B. Smith, D. Oliver, D. Hunt, D. Franzen, J. Malcom; Third Row: D. Gates, G. Hudson, B. Safrang, B. Grubb, E. Friend, D. Schieber, P. Hynes, T. Dambold, R. Heller, G. Grubb, K. Gulsen, J. Porth, J. Franzen, J. Haas, Coach Schroeder. Tri - Captains Doug Gates, Barry Grubb, Coach Schroeder, Pete Hynes 59Coach’s Comments Barry Grubb Seniors Bozorg Safrang Kurt Gulsen The El Paso High Schools wrestling season could be considered one of the best ever. The team finished with a 16-4 dual meet record, more dual victories for El Paso than ever before. The wrestler’s finished in the top 4 in all 5 of their season tournaments. The highlight of the season has to be the second place in State finish of Joe Franzen. Joe placed 3rd in Sectional, but wrestled his way to the State final match with one overtime victory and two 3-2 decisions. His finish earned him All-Area and All-State honors. Congratulations Joe. Some other individual efforts include 4 tournament championships for Barry Grubb, along with a Second place at Eureka and a 4th at Sectional. Barry was the only wrestler to have defeated the 2nd place in State finisher twice during the season. Barry finished with a 29-5 record. Darwin Schieber was 25-6 for the season with 2 tournament championships. And Doug Gates compiled a 21-12 record at Heavyweight. The team is looking forward to another fine season, which should be possible due to the fact that only 2 grapplers will be lost because of graduation. The wrestlers wish to thank all for their support. It is greatly appreciated. 602 n d 1 n S t a t e Joe Franzen 61Becki“82” Sheila “83' Charlene “83” Julie “84 Lori “83” Marianne “83’ 6263BOYS TRACK First Row: R. Campbell, B. Roberts, B. Breach, K. Parkhouse, J. Porth, J. Malcom, M. Wallace, B. Schifferer; Second Row: L. Cox, L. Loewen, A. Pinkham, S. Rhea, T. Phab, K. Gulsen, M. Terven, mgr; Third Row: Coach Rayner, G. Schifferer, J. Carr, P. Hynes, B. Kelly, K. Eichelberger, D. Allen, T. Wilkey, D. McWilliams, GIRLS TRACK First Row: P. Hynes, D. Kurtenbach, C. Anderson, P. Brown, J. Sutton, S. Aeschliman, M. Bailey; Second Row: Coach Rayner, L. Riker, J. DeKeyser, A. Cleary, B. Scott, M Martz, L. Messer, M. Bergquist, D. Scott, K. Trebesch, Coach Kahle 64El Paso Comets Grip Sixth Consecutive Mid State Championship State Competitor Coach’s Comments The Comets collected their Sixth straight Conference track title in 1981. Our graduating Seniors have been involved heavily in the last four titles. Andy Pinkham and Chuck Feeney will be sorely missed by their teammates next year. However, the Freshman Class coming in next year will add depth to this year’s already young squad. Andy topped off his senior year by being voted the Todd Skolek award as this year’s outstanding track man by his teammates. Next year’s prospects look to be outstanding as the Comets will be trying for their 7th straight Mid State Conference Championship 65 Coach RaynerStudent Council Seated: M. Carley, S. Grubb, D. Cleary, C. Feeney; Left to right: B. Kelly, T. Pfab, B. Shawgo, L. Riker, D. Kurtenbach, L. Rogers, T. Martin, P. Hynes, C. Finck, P. Rhea, Mrs. Stiles-advisor; Third Row: S. Franke, B. Kelly, B. Stoller, P. Hynes, L. Loewen, L. Cox; Fourth Row: S. Dodson, S. Stine, B. Baer Officers The 1980 81 school year was a year for new flicks to the traditional picture. We started with the summer meeting and the worries of rain and the annual welcome back dance. But nothing else was quite the same as before. Including Homecoming with Teresa and Andy at “A Night at the Cinema” and the silent picture effect of “mums the word.” Then for a “Change of Seasons” was the Halloween movie, which some people wished was silent. Then came the debut of the Christmas Variety Show with Chuck and Dave knocking the crowds over with thier great jokes. Chuck then left for Springfield. So Dave became president. This change was colored by the stories of “el cheapos love affair” among other tales. By gosh, we then had an assembly to honor Mr. Kays and helped him to keep track of all his time with a new watch. Also remember; the enjoyment of cleaning the lounge and the infamous D.U.D Committee, the mystery of the stolen speakers, and of course, Barb as the Valentine Sweetheart that didn’t get kissed. 67 C. Feeney-Pres., D. Cleary-V. Pres., S. Grubb-Sec., M. Carley-Tres.Club de Espanol First Row: Mrs. Scott—Sponsor, M. Martz—Pres., P. Rhea—V. Pres., I). Eft—Sec., D. Cleary—Treas.; Second Row: R. Finck, L. Cox, 13. Steffen, B. Franke, S. Tornow, T. Dambold, A. Steffen, M. Anderson, T. Armstrong, B. Crammond, S. Trunnell; Third Row: T. Pfab, B. Baer, B. Fever, B. Zirkle, J. Ward, G. Angotti, S. Stine, S. King, C. Gazelle, D. Waller; Fourth Row: S. Folks, J. Valentine, D. Scott, P. Page, C. Spikes, B. Stoller, A. Cleary, P. Witkowski, R. Simpson, L. Schroeder, D. Harvey; Fifth Row: J. DeKeyser, S. Aeschliman, J. Rogers, J. Sutton, P. Hynes, B. Kelly, L. Hocker, S. Dodson, C. Feeney, S. Crump; Sixth Row: D. Fever, C. Finck, S. Underwood, L. Rogers, L. Graber, S. Vogel, A. Aeschliman, P. Brown, J. Brown. J. R. Williams, S. Sennott; Seventh Row: T. Baxter, J. Pfister, D. Trunnell Comet Comments First Row: S. Vogel, L. Graber, R. Simpson—Co. Editor, P. Witkowski—Co. Editor, S. Underwood, L. Rogers; Second Row: T. Fuller, N. Folks, T. Andrews, B. Franke, D. Fever, S. Tornow, S. Dodson, B. Feeney, C. Finck; Third Row: S. Valentine, D. Harvey, T. Armstrong, J. Robbins, J. DeKeyser, D. Zimmerman, C. Fletcher, A. Cleary; Fourth Row: M. Cremer, L. Schroeder, T. Armstrong, T. Krug, D. Eft, C. Spikes, B. Crammond, R. Seggerman, M. Fritz 69FHA First Row: Mrs. Brown—Sponsor, L. Schroeder—Act. Chmn., B. Crammond—Sec. Treas., D. Harvey—V. Pres., P. Witkowski—Pres.; Second Row: K. Turner, M. Cremer, J. Robbins, T. Armstrong, T. Hoffman, K. Allen; Third Row: K. Waller, C. Fletcher, D. Zimmerman, K. Trebesch, T. Mool, D. Waller, S. Trunnell; Fourth Row: D. Krug, I). Eft, C. Spikes, B. Stoller, A. Cleary, S. Schroeder, R. Simpson, L. Wiechman FFA First Row: J. Pfister, T. Cleary, J. Delaney, S. Crump, J. Roberts, I). Merritt, A. Patton; Second Row: B. Scott, M. Waller, C. Stimpert—Reporter, T. Wilkey—Sentinel, B. Stoller, B. Baer, T. Wilkey, B. Attig—Sec.; Third Row: B. Schifferer—Pres., D. Valentine, B. Waller, E. Miller, G. Schifferer, D. Mason, F. Merritt, K. Eichelberger.T. Colburn, T. Ales, J. Schertz—Treas.; Not Pictured: I). Roth—V. Pres., Mr. Moens—Spnosor 70Mu Alpha Theta First Row: B. Zirkel - Sec. Tres., J. Brown • Pres., C. Finck • V. Pres; Second Row: S. Stine, S. Underwood, L. Graber, L. Haas, S. Valentine; Third Row: B. Scott, L. Hocker, S. Grubb, T. Dambold, S. Tornow, D. Fever, C. Spikes, J. Ward.T. Armstrong, M. Martz; Fourth Row: Mr. Rabbe - Sponsor, B. Kelly, S. Sennott, S. Crump, D. Valentine, D. Trunnell, T. Baxter, P. Hynes, L. Loewen, R. Wolf, B. Safrang, J. PFister Math Contest First Row: Mrs. Mohundro - Sponsor, K. Haas, L. Riker, B. Kurtenbach, D. Scott, K. Waller, D. Krug, D. Zimmerman; Second Row: Mrs. Scott • Sponsor, K. Wolf, S. Stine, P. Rhea, B. Baer, T. Armstrong, S. Valentine, M. Martz, B. Scott; Third Row: Mr. Rabbe • Sponsor, B. Kelly, T. Baxter, J. Brown, S. Sennott, D. Valentine, S. Crump, M. Fritz, R. Wolf, T. Pfab 71Chess Club First Row: K. Haas, A. Denham, R. Haas ■ Treas., J. Franzen, L. Reynolds • Sec., R. Loving, F. Armstrong, M. Meier, J. Dements; Second Row: J. Evans, T. Wilkey, D. Gates, C. Haas - Pres. 2nd semester, E. Shaw.T. Wilkey, J. Geiselman - Pres. 1st semester, J. Garrels - V.P., J. Thario, Mr. Bates - Sponsor First Row: Treas - B. Safrang, Pres. - J. Brown, Sec. - C. Spikes, Advisor - Mrs. Mohundro; Second Row: T. Baxter, B. Kelly, D. Eft, K. Gulshen Industrial Arts 72National Honor Society First Row: L. Hocker, T. Armstrong, S. Tornow, L. Rogers, S. Underwood, B. Zirkle, D. Fever, P. Rhea, B. Baer; Second Row:T. Pfab, L. Loewen, B. Kelly, B. Stoller, S. Stine, S. Dodson, S. Grubb, Mrs. Etcheson - Advisor, T. Dambold, C. Finck; Third Row: T. Baxter, B. Kelly, S. Sennott, D. Valentine, J. Brown, R. Finck, P. Hynes. C. Feeney E Club First Row: L. Cox, A. Pinkham, J. Franzen, J. Haas, B. Grubb, T. Pinkham, T. Pfab, L. Loewen, D. McWilliams, M. Terven, C. Feeney, D. Gates; Second Row: B. Raymer, E. Miller, P. Hynes, B. Kelly, T. Baxter, B. Safrang, S. Crump, B. Kelly,S. Sennott, D. Valentine, J. Brown, T. Wilkey, J. Schertz, F. Merritt, T. Andrews, B. Tayler, Coach Rayner 73AFS First Row: T. Armstrong • Treas., G. Angotti - Sec., T. Baxter, K. Gulshen, D. Harvey - V. Pres., C. Finck • Pres., Mrs. Christensen - Sponsor. Second Row: M. Cremer, L. Schroeder, J. Robbins, B. Crammond, T. Armstrong. M. Anderson, A. Steffen, T. Fuller. Third Row: C. Fletcher, D. Zimmerman, T. Mool, K. Waller, I). Krug, L. Carey, T. Dambold, S. Tornow, B. Franke. Fourth Row: T. Krug, R. Simpson, B. Zirkle, P. Witkowski, S. Cleary, C. Feeney, S. Dodson, L. Hocker, S. Crump, D. Fever. Fifth Row: D. Eft, C. Spikes, J. Ward, B. Scott, R. Seggerman, J. Williams, S. Sennott There are three things that made my year so happy, wonderful, and great, my family, community and school. I can say that this year is my best year in my life with those things and words aren’t enough to explain all of these and my appreciation to all of these. I really felt fond of my town, El Paso and El Paso High School because people and my friends were around me with helping, asking questions, saying “Hi”, waving to me, even teasing and I really enjoyed everything. Kurt 74Scholastic Bowl First Row: J. Holt, D. Scott, K. Tresbesch, M. Waller, E. Denham, C. Stimpert, A. Aeschliman, P. Brown, K. Waller, Second Row: Miss Rahn, Sponsor, D. Eft, B. Zirkle, R. Seggerman, Capt.,J. Brown, Capt., T. Baxter, B. Scott, T. Armstrong, T. Fuller Awards Night PERFECT ATTENDANCE Micheal Callender Donna Eft (3) Connie Finck (2) Kurt Gulsen Daniel Rhodes (2) Cheryl Spikes Amy Steidinger J.R. Williams Tammie Andrews (2) Todd Baxter Lisa Schroeder(3) Buddy Taylor Duane Trunell Michelle Underwood (2) Elaine Callender Brad Baer Larry Carey (2) Jeff Clements Lynn Cox Ron Finck (2) Raymond Haas Janet Krug Tracey Pfab (2) Kurt Haas Greg Morris Andy Patton Michelle Schroeder Debra Scott Brad Smith Juliene Valentine Girls PE: Linda Hocker Boys PE: Jerry Brown Choral Music Awards: Bob Waller, Todd Baxter, Barry Grubb, and Carl Andrews Arion (Band): Lyndon Loewen John Phillip Sousa: Barb Zirkle Marines Band Award: Geneva Angotti Todd Skolek Memorial: Andy Pinkham Agriculture: Eddy Miller Art: Jodi DeKeyser Business: Amy Steidinger English: Stephanie Dodson Foreign Language: Todd Baxter Math: Barb Zirkle Science: J.R. Williams Social Studies: J.R. Williams, and Scott Sennott Valedictiorians: Connie Finck, Barb Zirkle, and Susan Tornow Salutatorians: Jerry Brown, and Tereasa Dambold DAR: Connie Finck 75El Paso Recreation Association Board President: Darla Fever V. President: Sue Tornow Secretary: Beth Franke Treasurer: Stephanie Stine Sports Chairmen: Brenda Baer and Beth Fever Points Chairmen: Lori Messer and Linda Rogers Senior Representative: Linda Hocker Junior Representative: Linda Graber Sophomore Representative: Sandee Franke Freshman Representative: Lori Riker Sponsor: Coach Rodgers 76Speedball Flickerball Volleyball Triple Option Swim Club Bowling First Row: (Winning team) B. Roberts, K. Wickenhauser, High Game, D. Trunnell, High Average, L. Reynolds, Second Row: B. Shawgo, High Average, K. Smith, Most Improved, T. Krug, High Game, T. Andrews, Most Improved Scoot-a-thon 78Marching Band Geneva Angotti, Drum Majorette Concert Band First Row: T. Marshall, J. Krug, L. Messer. B. Zirkle; Second Row:T. Baxter, L. Loewen, B. Scott, D. Oliver, D. Scott, J. Ward.G. Angotti; Third Row: L. Malcome, E. Denham, S. Clemments, M. Terven, T. Malcome, J. Schertz; Fourth Row: J. Holt, A. Patton, Band Director—Mr. Shive 79Jazz Band First Row: C. Stiles, B. Zirkle, J. Schertz, M. Terven; Second Row: N. Aeschliman, S. Clements; Third Row: A. Patton, L. Loewen, T. Baxter, B. Scott, A. Heller, J. Weber, Mr. Shive. Band Council Lyn Loewen • Pres., Barb Zirkle - V. Pres., Geneva Angotti -Sr. Represent., Scott Clements - Jr. Represent., Janet Krug • Soph. Represent., Andy Patton • Fr. Represent. 80 Director’s Comments This year the band had several exciting things happen. The highlight of the marching band season was a performance with the Big Red Marching Machine at an ISU Football game. In January, the Pep Band played at an ISU Basketball game. The Annual “Pops” Concert was again a success, with a guest appearance by Mrs. Stiles. In March, the band participated in a clinic at ISU, which was very helpful. Shortly after that, the band received a Division I rating at contest. The highlight of the spring was a successful tour to Chicago and Illinois Beach Resort. The Spring Concert was held in the Bandstand in the Park. Mr. Shive feels like this is the most improved band in many years, and he is very proud of their accomplishments.81CHORUS Officers The chorus had a very active year. Their performances included Christmas Concert, IHSA Organization Concert, and Spring Concert. Men’s, Women’s, and Honor Choruses each received a Division I rating. The chorus also went on a one day tour to Cornell and Chats-worth. The modulations performed at 2 clinics in Flanagan and Macomb. They performed at the Spring Swing and received a 1st at contest. The madrigals also received a 1 st at contest. For the fourth year, El Paso has placed in the IHSA Sweep Stakes. Mrs. Musick First Row: Beth FrankeV. Pres.; Darla Fever Sec.; Second Row: Sheri Grubb V. Pres; Barb ShawRo Sec.; Steph Dodson Pres.; Michelle Carley Tres. 82Modulations First How: S. Tornow, B. Shawgo, S. Underwood, M. Carley, S. Dodson; Second Row: C. Andrews, A. Pinkham.T. Dambold.T. Pinkham, B. Grubb; Third Row: S. Stine, B. Baer, K. Smith, M. Reeves, B. Feeney; Fourth Row: S. Clemments, G. Grubb, J. Faulk, T. Andrews. T. Baxter, P. Schlattman Madrigals J. Harrold, R. Seggerman, C. Finck, B. Waller, B. Franke, P. Schlattman, B. Baer, T. Baxter, T. Andrews, S. Tornow, C. Andrews, S. Dodson, B. Grubb, S. Hasty, S. Clemments, J. Walton 8384Director: Carol Stiles Student Directors: Amy Steidinger and Donna Eft Prompters: Amy Steffen and Mary Duffy CAST Barbara Brooks........... Jill Higgins............. Betsy Brooks............. Mrs. Lila Brooks......... Mr. Horace Brooks........ Jerry Caldwell........... Mrs. Carol Willis........ Skip (Rodney) Russell.... Bruce Brooks............. William (Pee Wee) Hawkins Henry (Jughead) Knox..... Ruthie Hackleshack....... l ouise.................. Mr. Edgar Russell........ Mrs. Monica Russell ..... Mr. Claude Willis........ Stephanie Dodson ....Sheri Grubb ....Barb Shawgo ....Connie Finck .....Barry Grubb ... Andy Pinkham Deanie Thario ....Chuck Feeney .. Paul Schlattman .... Brian Raymer .....Dave Cleary .... Michelle Carley ... Paula Witkowski .....J.R. Williams .........Ann Cleary .........Rick Page THE SENIOR CLASS PRESENTS “ONCE IN EVERY FAMILY”THE JUNIOR CLASS PRESENTS “GIRL CRAZY” 1 i rector: Kdward McGroarty Student Directors: Brenda Stoller and Stormy Kin Prompters: Teri Fuller and Patty Malcom (’AST Jakt... M: 1 Ron Seggerman Daunv Churchill —j Todd Baxter I .ouie Ron Wolf Cactus Lucky ...... John Schertz Pet Pete Hynes Lank Molly ... Shelly Underwood Teas . iL- Stephanie Stine Rose Kay Smith Betty .. Becki Feeney J .net Denise Shawgo 1.1 ura Sally Baba Lisa Haines Sam Mason Todd Hayalette Kagie Rock Landis Ixiewen Lt. Caddigan 86PROM “We May Never Pass This Way Again” Poem To The Seniors A year has come and passed away, The memories are here to stay. New friends made and old ones treasured Brought cherished moments that can’t be measured. This is a token of appreciation For your love and dedication. We hope and pray that your futures hold Delightful fortunes yet untold And in all the things you say or do, May happiness come shining through. We’ll miss you, for without a doubt, We could not have lived without The memories you’ve left behind. Class of‘81, you’re one of a kind! This is just a small endeavor To say - “Thanks for the memories . . . . . . Now and Forever!!!” “The Juniors” 8788SENIOR CLASS TRIP • Friday, May 29, 1981 The Senior Class of 1981 met at 7:00 between the two schools to start their journey to Indiana Beach. After a refresher at the McDonalds in Watseka, we found ourselves crossing the border into Indiana. As it was cloudy, no one knew what to expect, but as the buses pulled into the entrance gates, the sun came out to spend the day with us. After an exhausting day on the rides and especially the water slide, and even a “teen dance”, we headed home at 11:00. No longer on the bus were we when the rain gave way. But that was not the end of the excitement. We ran out of gas and sat in Chenoa for close to an hour. We made it back to El Paso High School at 3:00 A.M. on Saturday morning with sunburns and very tired. BACCAIJUJREATE - Sunday, May 31, 1981 at 8:00 at the Centennial Gym Speaker • Reverend Schlattman Music Selection by the Senior Chorus: “The New 23rd Psalm” Processional and Recessional by Todd Baxter SENIOR BREAKFAST - Wednesday, June 3, 1981 Lake Bloomington’s Davis Lodge was the site of the Senior Breakfast. The mothers made the breakfast which consisted of scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, fried potatoes, rolls, and leftover cookies from Baccalaureate! After eating, Sheri Grubb read the traits of some of the classmates which we voted on earlier. We then went around the room telling something about the person on our right. Lastly, we tied ourselves into knots with string and then tried to get out without cutting the string or breaking the knots. Well, not everyone tried to get out. After walks on the trails and boat rides, we said goodbye - only until the final night which was two days away. GRADUATION - Friday, June 5, 1981 at 8:00 on the Athletic Field We are the class to take chances, for with chances of showers and cloudy skies, we got together at 9:00 in the morning to set up chairs on the Athletic Field. Once again we said “See ya later.” We met in the study hall of the high school with the weatherman giving tornado watches for Woodford County. At 8:00 we marched onto the field and the Commencement began. VALEDICTORIANS Barbara Zirkle • “Challenges” Connie Finck - “A Task Completed” Susan Tornow • “Farewell" SALUTATORIANS Teresa Dambold - “Welcome” Jerry Brown - “. . . Tomorrow, A Vision of Hope.” Music selections by the Senior Chorus: “Memories of the Way We Were” and "We’ve Only Just Begun” and by the High School Concert Band: “Rhythm of the Winds.” AMERICAN LEGION AWARDS Sheri Grubb and Chuck Feeney Connie Finck and Jerry Brown (runners-up) ORVILLE HAAS AWARD Chuck Feeney - First Place Linda Hocker - Second Place When the Class of 1981 was presented to the community a beautiful blue sky parted over the class’s head to chow a pink column. So, it shows some of our chances may be successful. This time when we left it was for good and we readily agreed that “we may never pass this way again!” 8990“Should I get ready?” Anticipation Left foot, right foot” Top Ten “Where is the party afterwards?” “Now Linda, you’re getting old enough to do this yourself!” 91CLASS WILL I, Marsha Anderson, leave knowing that I won’t have to even write another paper for Mrs. Stiles. I, Jerry Brown, leave the Scholastic Bowl captaincy to Ron S. and Amy A.; my ability to drink Mountain Dew on the bench during basketball games to Skip R.; and everything else to my cousin Pamela. I, Michelle Carley, leave knowing secrets about L.H., that B.B. should know never to yell at 12 black girls like S.D., that I’m grateful to J.S. for giving out my ph. no. and that D.F. won’t “stand so close to me’’ anymore. I, Ann Cleary, leave knowing I will be back to haunt Mrs. Stiles, after all I am not going far away. I leave also knowing that Mrs. Stiles and I are going to go on with the “show”, who knows maybe we could become a “great success” just overnight! I, Stephanie Dodson, leave Kevin P. four more years to watch Captain Kangaroo, Julie S. with no one to "fight” her battles and Lyn C. with a broken promise. I, Mary Duffy, leave El Paso High School knowing that the point of homeplate faces the catcher, or does it? I, Donna Eft, leave the ability to understand British Lit to Brenda Stoller. Right Brenda?! And that in eight years another EFT will be in EPHS. I, Darla Fever, leave knowing one certain Sophomore is glad I am gone, and knowing I have a lot of friends that would pitch in to buy me clothes. I also leave my unmatching socks to Teresa K. and my orange vest to Steph S. I, Connie Finck, leave my “lovely hula hands" to L.H., my “tiny bubbles" to S.U. my “Whoosh” and the White House floor plans to L.R., and to all my “Chem Buds", the envied signature of Don Ho! I also leave EPHS knowing I gave Linda G. her first ride in a cop car as a suspect. I, Cindia Fletcher, leave EPHS knowing Donna Z. will have to find someone else to blame things on. I Alan Forrest, leave noon hour activities up to John. Ralph. Tits and Fuzzy. I, Beth Franke, leave knowing Shelia H. and Peggy R. might be able to make it around the track without a little help from me. I, Clyde Haas, leave knowing I have done the best I could, and also leave someone special behind. I, Linda Hocker, leave knowing that M.C. and I have gone by B.K.’s window more than a billion times! I, Brian Kelly, leave wondering who will get picked on for the next 4 years! I also leave Ron Wolf my watch and ring! I, Teresa Krug, leave knowing Mary M. knows how to do a Chinese fire drill. I, Lyndon Loewen, leave Mrs. Besse 24« for the pencil that I don’t owe her and one metal coffee cup that I didn’t throw in the wastebasket. I also leave knowing Jay P. will still be hiring dark people to detassel his com. I, Dan Mason, leave EPHS knowing Rick H. will never let the air out of my air shocks again. I, Eddy Miller, alias Fast Ed, leave with the tread on the Mustang smoking. I, Andy Pinkham, leave knowing that Troy D. will be taking care of my property. I, Dave Roth, leave to Brenda S. the ability to skip 4th hr. to go to Bloomington for pizza and to J.D. the nickname Do-nut and the ability to keep a clean truck knowing he will put them both to good use. I, Paul Schlattman, leave knowing that Fuzz, Phobo, Jonny B., and Rick Pitman will take care of things next year. I, Barb Shawgo, leave being sweetheart to Denise my sister, knowing she’s sweeter than me. and leave my Chorus 1 st hour secretarial ability to Kay S. so that Tracy H. can still sleep in and not have to break her habit and leave knowing a queball owes me a gondola and Jews always lie. I, Rhonda Simpson, leave my donuts to anyone who thinks they can eat them in Mrs. C’s class and get away with it I, Amy Steffen, leave EPHS knowing that B.R. will have to find someone else to throw his lunch at. I, Sue Tomow, leave hoping Dennis will make it through high school too, and that Mr. Rabbe will be careful with his McDonald shakes in the future. I, Robert Waller, leave my King Nerd crown to Troll. I, Linda Wiechman, leave to Rick H., Mike K., Nick C.. and Gary G. Dave Finck’s parties. (Right guys?) To Margie M. I leave P.B.! I, Trent Wilkey, leave knowing the Freshman boys won’t get hazed anymore. I, Paula Witkowski. leave Shelly U. my ability to sing on pitch even when a certain somebody sings in our ears. I also leave Becki F. my great screwdriver hit which helped us win all the games in the volleyball tournament! I. Barb Zirkle, leave Linda R. all the STOP signs in EP because I’m sure she will put them to good use like she has the RR’s at the D.Q. We, Linda. Sheri and Barb, leave our experienced lab techniques of flooding the Chem. room and spilling H S04 on our new shoes to Denise S., Beth F. and whoever is dumb enough to take it. We, Beth, Darla. Stephanie and Sue the FFF, leave knowing no other four girls will ever be able to "REFRESH” the way we did. We, B.K. and L.H., leave “our” favorite little corner on middle hall to P.M. and B.S. We, Cindia and Darla, leave knowing Mrs. Christensen will never be able to tell us to grow up again, also that she will never have trouble makers like us and she will have peace at last. We, Connie and Donna, leave Amy S. Drivers lessons to anyone brave enough to take them. We, Michelle and Stephanie, leave knowing we were on the best cheerleading squad ever and to them the ability to carry on the tradition • Finals and take care of Coach Orr; and we leave Mrs. Stiles wondering how we talked her into this. And remember B.S. and J.S. always have a bag of pretzels handy! We, Rhonda, and Teresa, leave knowing birds can go anywhere. RIGHT Shelley?! We, the gruesome four (Trent, Eddy, Bob, Frank) leave knowing we will never do another “10” for Steve! We, the senior band members, (Geneva, Lyn, Jill and Barb) leave EPHS knowing that the fig newton in the bandroom still has one hair and still can’t sing. Plus we know 1st hour and 5th hour S.H. in the bandroom will never be the same. We, the seniors of 4th hour P.E., leave our ability to skip-out to R.W., B.S., and G.S. knowing they will use it well. We, the Senior Swing Choir members. (Andy. Barb. Barry, Michelle, Stephanie, Sue, Carl and Paul) leave remembering all the great time with our "mom.” Mrs. Musick, we love you! We, the 6th hour College Prep class, leave knowing we will never have to sit through another class with Ann Cleary. Thank God! We, the three stooges, alias the leprechaun queens, leave knowing Coach Orr will never get another red carnation on Valentine’s Day. We, the guys of 3rd hr. College Prep, leave an X-rated version of the Charles Dicken’s Christmas Carol, revised by Carol Stiles for their excessive entertainment. We, the second hour Accounting Class, leave EPHS knowing “We missed a heck of a lot of sun rays the last week of school because of the accounts of David Santos. We recommend the upcoming Senior Class to take over his accounts next year, cuz we quit. Have fun! We, Barb and Connie, leave Mrs. Stiles's class knowing how to write the word “a lot”. We know how to write late term papers and we know the meaning of the word “truculent”. Do you Mrs. Stiles?? 92 In Memory of the Class of “81 r rom this school we leave with memories of past times good and bad knowledge, wit, and a little charm from all the experiences we’ve had We’ve learned to live and laugh a bit and our fellow man to trust we’ve learned of life and all its treasures and how to be fair and just From this we ve received so very much for so little to be returned the most we can do to repay this debt is to use the knowledge we’ve learned Our high school years, no one can take from us, the joys, and the pains all a part of growing up pounded into our brains We’ve made friends, and lost friends like brothers are we we shall be together forever if only in a memory From here on out we go it alone some to succeed, some to fail but through it all I’m confident the class of 81 will prevail By Barry Grubb 9394u.s. 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