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Standing with instruments in hand, Jim johnson,
Brent Anderson, Eric Priester and joy Braswell
wait for further directions. The band practiced
every day during fifth period and sometimes after
school to perfect the sound of their music and
Waiting for directions, Valerie Godfrey, Gwen
Snyder, Jason Nadeau and Tod Jeffers practice for
halftime activities at the Homecoming game.
Princesses and escorts practiced before the game
so they would know how far and where to walk
on the field during the crowning of the
Measuring Kay Culbertson's waist, Karen Floyd
tries to get accurate measurements for costumes
for "The Crucible". Students in the play practiced
six weeks for three performances, Nov. 4 to
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Pratis makes Purfect
Working together for the best
Did you ever think about what some
students went through to make a
performance perfect? Many practiced
hours, days and even weeks just for a
5 to 10 minute appearance or
But, the practice and hard work often
seemed worth it.
Tryouts for the dancing positions of
"West Side Story" were Sept. 14. More
than 100 tried out and only 40 made
it. In addition to regular rehearsals, they
practiced every Saturday in September
at Persis Studio from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
until the performance in February. Were
all those extra hours worth the
Shellie Palmore answered, "I think all
the rehearsals and time we spent
practicing are going to be more than
worth the performance we'll put on.
Athletes also practiced daily. The court
or field was like a stage to them. They
had to continually work out to present
a good performance.
ROTC practiced twice a week for an
hour and every day during their class
period. Color Guards practiced once or
twice a week for half an hour to an hour
depending on how much practice they
needed. Besides presenting the colors
at all home games, they entered in a
Practice seemed to be an overused
word at Lamar. Everyone practiced for
one thing or another.
Even studying was a practice. Students
had to practice at it to be good. What
seemed like hard work and a waste of
precious time often turned into
something worthwhile. Many students
felt that just to have that few minutes
of recognition made everything you
worked for seem worthwhile.
12 Before the Big Event
Practicing before a pep rally, drill team members
work on perfecting a routine. They worked out
every day for a week during first period and
Tuesday and Thursday after school to achieve a
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Arm in arm, juniors Kit Hawley, Kristen
Schnellenbach, Kim Lane and Belinda Hilliard
clown around at the pep rally in colorful ties.
One of the advantages of going back to school
was being able to be with your friends every
During the CAT test, Ms. Pat Deere helps Michael
Henson blacken in the circles of the name grid.
Along with the never-ending tests in the regular
classes, students also took the CAT, DAT and PSAT
which were given in October.
Instead of getting a pie in the face, Mr. Dee
Didriksen is royally crowned with a cream pie
by Coach Mike Pringle to the delight of Coach
I, C. Little and the student body. During Spirit
Week, students put money on the coach whom
they wanted to see get hit with a pie.
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