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Senior Michelle Turchany, Sophomore Bill Evans, and Junior Kirsten McKinney stand triumphantly after their first victory. Theater Class Performs Comedy The theater class performed “Just for Kicks,” a comedy by P. M. Clepper, November 4 and 5 in the auditorium. The play was about a girl who joined the high school football team. The nightmare of women’s lib and new regulation led to a com- ic situation in which a female En- glish teacher was made coach and a girl athlete became the team’s star kicker. However, when a school had never won a football game, it can be forgiven for trying anything to gain a gridiron victory. The princi- pal came up with a devilish scheme. How could his team be faulted for its losses if the coach is a woman? So, he appointed the English teach- er, Janet Talber. What he didn’t re- alize was that Janet was not the type to be a token coach and she meant to win! Like the principal, she had far- out methods that included making Diane, a talented girl athlete, the star kicker. Diane was out for vic- tories, but her conscience both- ered her about the boy she re- placed. This play offered a wide range of comedy from highly so- phisticated verbal humor to slap- stick. Mr. Tomlin, the assistant principal, is played by Ju- nior Rob Mills. 1988 Jr. Miss Cancelled When Jaycee President Rick Banks was contacted about the rumored cancella- tion of the 1988 Junior Miss Pageant that was scheduled for November 22, Mr. Banks promised an explanation in the next issue of the Hobart Gazette. What was in the next issue of the Ga- zette? One paragraph which cited the lack of communication and participation as the reasons for cancellation of the pageant. Mr. Banks didn’t go into any details. The Jaycees have been doing the pag- eant for well over a decade now. When in- terviewed. Mr. Banks said that other Jay- cee programs interfered with the pageant planning. He said that he and other Jay- cees were downstate for a week earlier last fall and the “time got away for me.” The pageant was a place where other factors, along with academics, were con- sidered. It was also a chance for the senior girls to perform and receive some recogni- tion for their talents. In addition, this pag- eant was the only opportunity some girls had to r eceive scholarships. Another reason that was given for the cancellation was the renting of the HHS facilities. Mr. Banks said that renting the facilities in 1986 cost $388. This year he said the cost was from $600 to $800. How- ever, Mrs. Patti Hicks said that the $388 charge was just to rent the auditorium. This did not include what the Jaycees paid for the custodians, which could have brought the cost up to over $600. Also, this year’s auditorium charge is only $390, so there was not much of a difference in costs. Mrs. Hicks also said she suggested to the Jaycees that they schedule the dress re- hearsal for Friday night instead of Satur- day, so they could save the cost of custo- dians. 12 Mini-mag
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Leach Lrcmcted tc Lean cf Students On March 14, Mr. Jack Leach, English Department Chairman, became Dean of Students. His primary responsibilities include student discipline and attendance. He also supervised school dances. The position of Dean came about when teachers and administrators complained they needed help with student discipline. According to Superin- tendent Raymond Golarz, when Mr. Tony Rose was cut as assistant princi- pal, “no one was really handling the problems.” Mr. Leach, worked in the administrative internship program during the first semester and was the only teacher in the school qualified for this posi- tion. As Dean, Mr. Leach was able to supervise students and not teachers. Dr. Golarz commented on the new position, “It is a position we need. Whether we will need it again next year, I don’t know. For the 1988-89 school year there will be two assistant principals and an assistant principal athlet- ic director,” said Golarz. Mrs. Shelly Peters, a licensed English teacher, had a temporary substi- tute contract to replace Mr. Leach as English teacher. According to Dr. Go- larz, “Mrs. Peters is a fine teacher.” Commenting on his position as Dean of Students, Mr. Leach said, “I think it is important that we keep a positive attitude in the school. There are rules in the school handbook that have been devised by students, teach- ers, and parents. They are there to help insure a school where it is possible for everyone to experience academic and social success in a pleasant, but orderly atmosphere. It is part of my job to enforce those rules. I will make every attempt to be fair and consistent concerning discipline. I am still an educator, and concerned about students progress and growth.” Mr. Leach also stated that he would be continuing his education in or- der to complete his education specialist program at Purdue University in Lafayette. He also said the response to his new position was positive and encouraging. Concerning Mrs. Peters taking over Mr. Leach’s classes, he said, “Every effort has been and will be made to make sure that there are no gaps in any students education.” To prevent this, Mr. Leach had daily confer- ences with Mrs. Peters to help make the students transition from one teach- er to another smooth. — Anita Frybort Leslie Wasson Study Hall at HHS Study hall was brought back to HHS. The class was previously offered at the present middle school location, but there had not been a study hall at HHS since the high school was moved to its present location in 1958. The class was for those stu- dents who needed a more struc- tured study time and any student who was assigned to in school sus- pension. Also, any freshman or sophomore that failed a class the previous year was assigned to study hall. The class was supervised by Mr. Howard Popp and Ms. Dawn Reece. Like other classes, study hall had many rules and regulations. Students had to have school relat- ed study materials daily. There was no talking, sleeping, or put- ting heads on desks. The stu- dents were to stay in their seats and be there when the bell rang. In addition, they were not ex- cused to go to their lockers. There was no throwing things and no vandalism to chairs or desks. Lastly, students were not allowed to have sunglasses, radios, news- papers, walkmans, food, candy, gum, etc. — Melissa Cochran Gcv. Crr Visits Governor Robert Orr visited HHS on October 19. Attending the program with the governor was Susan H. Talbot, his special assistant for education. The governor talked to a group of teachers, par- ents, and students about his A Plus program. The basic fundamentals of the program included the Mentor In- tern program which was set up to aid new teachers, IS- TEP competency tests, and the At Risk program. All snow days must be made up and there were five days added to the school year. These changes were begun during the ’88-’89 school year. While teachers may have understood the Gover- nor when he explained his program, many parents and students alike felt that he was unclear, and he did not have a full grasp on education today. Governor Orr said that he hoped to talk to 100,000 teachers about his program during 1988. — Anita Fry- bort Leslie Wasson Mini-mag 1 1
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All Dances Canceller HHS students were stunned by an announcement October 2| made over the public address system concerning the cancellation all dances sponsored by the Varsity H Club, Honor Society, aij SADD, including the annual semi-formal dance. The club’s decision to cancel its dances was made by the sponsoj Mr. Jerry Hicks, Mr. Tom Workman, Mrs. Jackie Rogers, Mr. Rhody, and Miss Roberta Hanley. The cancellation was in rea to an incident at the homecoming dance October 17, at which two HI students were fighting. The reason for cancellation , according to Mrs. Rogers is, “We f 1 the rules in the student handbook are not being followed.” Mr. Hie who was on the committee to revise the handbook last year, agre j saying that the committee had spent a lot of time revising the studej handbook and now it is not being adhered to. However, by the following Monday, October 26, Principal Rich Barack announced to the student body that there would be a semi- mal dance. Mr. Barack said that he would sponsor the semi and he, along ’ parents, will chaperone the dance. He added that he hoped the reveij from the dance would pay for the dance expenditures, but, if needj he would use contributions. The dance was on Saturday, December 5 from 7 to 10:30 p.r the cafeteria. The theme of the dance, submitted by Senior Beth SI er, was “A Night Like This.” Tickets were sold during lunch hours for $5 per person. If a studl brought a student from another school or out of school, a permissj slip had to be signed. Music was provided by the “Music Men,” and pictures were t 4 by Midstates Photography. Later in the year sockhops were sponsored by FCA and Studj Council. Permission for the dances was given by Mr. Barack, anc administrator was present throughout the entire dance. Also chapeii ing was the club sponsor and parents who had volunteered. — Mel] Cochran @ca san tAllFORN? I Enjoying a sockhop in the cafeteria are Juniors Lynn Huering and Dori Evanseck. and SeniorsJ Young, Kris Cromwell, and Dru Peddicord.
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