Martin Luther King Junior High School - Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)
- Class of 1987
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REFERENCE COLLECTION FOR USE IN THE LIBRARY ONLY BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA Central History Room 373.236 M364y Martin Luther King Middle School [Yearbook] 31913017457059 BERKELEY PL,BLIC LIBRARY 3 1913 01745 7059 The Arts — p. 49 Academics — Page 62 2 19 86 1987 4, Danny Huynk and his prize-winning design. The Winners Are . . . The task of designing the 1987 King Yearbook cover was given to anyone in the 7th or 8th grades who wanted to enter the competition. The Art committee of the Yearbook class judged the entries, and selected the winner and two honorable mentions. Danny Huynk ' s design showing the main entrance of the school decorates the cover. Details from the two covers which received honorable mentions can be found inside the book. For his first prize honor, Danny was awarded a free copy of the yearbook. Congratulations to all three fine artists! Layout by Nank McPhail Peter Coffin and his design Runner-up design by Andr6 Cunha King ' s Student Council At the beginning of tlie school year, the Student Plann- ing and Activities Committee began meeting to plan ac- tivities and projects for the year. They met during the lunch period with Ms Morris and Ms O ' Gilvie advising them. As time went on, it was decided to invite other in- terested students to join the group and change the name to the Student Council. Unlike last year, when members of the Student Council were selected by homerooms, this year ' s Council is made up completely of volunteers who want to help plan and organize school activities and dances. By the end of October, the council had sponsored " Tacky Day " and a Halloween Dress-up Day. They had a bake sale to raise money for activities. Future activities would be dances, a food drive and more dress-up days. The 8th grade student Council Officers Putting up posters for Tacky Day. In late October, the Student Coun- cil held an election of officers Eighth grade officers are Craig Gruber and Christena Miller, Co-Presidents; Quintance Motley, Vice Pres.; Latoyia Griffin, Secretary; Robin VanderVegt, Treasurer. Seventh Grade officers are Luiz Orozco, President; Ian Marsh, Vice- President; Molly Kitamura, Secretary; and Tamu Gross, Treasurer. The original Student Planning and Activities Committee Ms. Morris and Ms. O ' Gilvie and some Student Council members A day in our lives at Layout by Eric Burns KING mm That way, guys, points Mr. Ball Waiting for tomorrow ' s assignment from Ms Thalheimer fftT EVERY DAY, students work, listen, pay attention watch films AND LEARN! Helpers in the MAIN OFFICE Ms Levy is beginning her 4th year as principal at Martin Luther King Junior High SchooL Ms Levy has been working in the Berkeley Unified School District for 21 years. After coming to King in 1965 as a teacher, she left in 1979 and went to West Campus as Vice Principal. In 1982 she came back to King as a principal and has been here ever since. Ms Levy says, " 1 expect the students at King to understand, and obey the rules, go to class and be prepared to learn, and do the best they can. " Ms Levy ' s wish is for students and staff to have a good year. How does she know it has been a good one? " It all tells on the last day of school, " says Ms Levy, " when everybody, students and staff are sad to see each other leave. " Teresa Griffin Layout by Guadalupe Jasso Honest, Ms Levy, we won ' t do it again. Ms Johnson has done a lot in the seven years she has been here. In 1978 she began her career here as an English teacher. Then, in 1983 she was promoted to Vice-Principal. When asked if she misses teaching, she replied, " Because I ' m often called to help teach in classes or restore order, I don ' t miss much. " Life at King has been pleasant for Ms Johnson. She says she can see a decided improvement over the years. She says, " I guess the good 7th graders become good 8th graders and set an example for the new 7th graders. " Still she has to often break up fights or arguments during the course of the day. " Even though school is improving, it ' s not yet good enough for me, " she says, if she keeps working, it may soon be. Bruce Chang Ms Levy just enjoying the sun. Ms Johnson shows her ready smile Ms Williams and Ms Overstreet take good care of the main office. Mr. Letcher in a quiet moment Student Center This is Mr. Letcher ' s fourth year working at King. He wants all the students to learn and feel happy about the school and the staff. He feels that students that attend King have a positive reaction about learning, and he feels they will move on for a successful life. Before being a Grade Coordinator at King, he was a teacher. He feels responsible for the welfare of the students in the seventh and eighth grades. He deals with discipline matters. Some of his students improve and some don ' t. Layout by Guadalupe Jasso One of his many duties. Ms Howard on duty Mr. Shelton, the student ' s good friend Student Center Secretaries Saint-Simon IVIs. Edwards Ms. Mr. Shelton has been working in Berkeley for many years. He was first a worker for the City of Berkeley, then 3 worked at Berkeley High, and then he came to King. Since he has arrived, the school has been a better place. Mr. Shelton has cracked down on drugs, violence and graffiti. Possessing a degree in Child Development, he has become a highly respected figure at King. Mr. S-ielton ' s goals are to hold another talent show, have- more student activities and GET A RAISE! With Mr. Shelton, anything would be possible. Bruce Chang Layout by Aurora Metal Still life drawing in art class — leading to good art. Woodwinds at work-practice leads to success. Drama students in a dramatic moment. A heavy moment in drama Woodwinds on the way to success. The SNACKBAR - a popular place A main part of every King student ' s life is the snack bar. It serves two purposes. One is a place to buy food at reasonable prices. The other is a place to hang out and talk with your close friends. The snack bar crew works all day serving food to the hungry students. The King snack bar is part of what makes King a great school. Bruce Chang and Shane Fontane 14 Munching, cnjnching and mugging Layout by Guadalupe Jasso King ' s Faculty Staff — The Greatest! layout by Cristina Lopez Seventh Grade Adanandus, Trevelon Akins, Shanita Shani Alabi, Yemi Alexander, Carolyn A. Allen, Anthony D. Almaguer, David A. Anderson, Demia Anderson, Tyisha Armstrong, Tobetria Moneque Aydelott, Moryma Rosaura Badgley, Jason 0. Bailey, John Kendall Ball, Regina M. Baron-Landauer Savia Tamara Bautista, Luis E. Beal, Diva Lanice Bean, Jeffrey W. F. Berger, Rachael D. Bergman, Carl Nelson Caine Berlow, Elijah K. Bernal, Soledad Bingham, Shonta M. Bockie, Peter D. Botelho, Abigail R. Brooks, Benjamin Morgan Broughton, Joshua J. Brown, Yolanda P. Brunetti, Tazia M. Bryant, Myeshia A. Bryant, Natashae L. Burcham, Kathryn R. Butler, Surako V Caesar. Gabriel Cahoon. Cheryl B. Calbert, Arthur Calloway, Kisha L. Calvert. James C. Cambour. Thalia Casady. Benjamin A. Chaney, Khalid H. Chappie. Dinisha Chavez. Cloud Del Mar Cherry. Jacob A. Cheung, Maria J. Church. Matthew Nichols Clarke, Kevin P, Cline. Matthew P. Coffin, Susanna Maria Cole, Ronald Edward Corten. John Kelly Crav ford. David M. Crochet, John E,, Jr. Crook, Steven C. Dailey, Tiaesha Daniels, Hayson Davis. Ruth A. De Kock, Laura Eiizbeth Dejean, Kathryn Deigado, Ernesto G. Denaro, Muneca Dennie, Nicol L. Doolan, Daniel Martin Dorman, Jacob S. Dorrough, Brian N. Douglas, Nicole V. Duplessis, Ronald E. Eastman, Wi Luta Edwards, Valerie A. Espinoza, Jose Guadalupe Essayas, Adey Fencsik, David Fleming, Ian Rowe Pong, Joshua A. Fox, Nicolas G. Franks, Justin T. Frey, Amy L. Friedman, Ephraim A. Galster, Joshua Charles Garbe, Dica M. Geddes-Osborne Alexandra Gerst, Wylie F. Gettman, Jennifer Rebecca Gildersleeve, Jedediah Gillam, Minyon D. Golden, Alexander Lee Goldman, Aaron S. J. Gordon, Gary L. Grayson, Latrice Green, Daniel Jerome Gross, Tamu Haberfeld, Sarah R. Haley, Hillary F. Halpern, Rana Harris, Derrick L. Hart, Dimitria Rebecca Hartman, Matthew F. Hayes, Jamuna D. Hennen, Daniel R. Hernandez, Cesar Hess, Damian A. Hillis, Darena S. Hintzen, Ian D. Holmes, Danielle L. Hooper, Ameer Gary Howells, Susannah R. Hughes, Ken|i 0. Humphrey, Fiona Husband, Rebecca Hussain, Zeenath K. Hutchins-Hyland, Heather Huynh, An Thanh Ibarra, Gerardo A. Inglis, William Takeshi Irwin, Terri B. Iwase, Daniel T. Jackson, Jolese Lavon Jackson, Kimberly D. Jackson, Omar Jenkins, Melinh T. Jenkins, Tanisha L. Jensen, Peter T. Jepsen, Emma Johnson, Marcus G. Johnson, Tamara S. Johnson, Venus M. Jones, Charles Jones, Leatha N. Jordan, Kevin N. Kahn, Emma R. Kang, Michael Kaysen, Gina L. Kees, James L., Jr. Kennedy, Eli T. Kitamura, Molly J. Lang, Evelyn Cherron Largmanm, Jeremy Philip Larks, Mark A. LaRue, Abdie Madrid, Norine L. Mankowski, Kara Mansour, Tamir W. Mar, Kerry K. Maravilla, Francisco G. Maravilla, Jaime H. Maravilla, Patricia H. Marks, Fred L. Marsh, Ian M. Marsh, Rex Chan Martin, Alexandra Danielle Martin, Maurice L. Matsunaga, Kevin I. May, Jamilio Rahshan May, Tara McColl, Rebeccas. McCulloch, Caroline M. McNair, Michael L. Meggyesy, Patrick E. Mentzel, Christopher D. Merrill, David A. Meyer, Andrew D. Meyer, Polly B. Middlebrooks Bis-Millah M. Minor, Joshua H. Mitchell, Daniel J. Mohlabane, Namane Ayal Moore, Athena Colette Moore, Sabrina Nicole Morgan, Seth I. Morris, Jamel L. Morse, Julie Christina Mosley, Binta Germaine Mosley, DorethaT. Mosley, Egyptsia M. Muhs-Adler, Aaron Murphy, Deshawn Newell, Thomas J. Newman, Brian Howard Nguyen, Anh N. Nguyen, Huy (Peter) Anh Mguuen, Toan An Nolley, Ricki Paul Nunez, Daisy Nwigwe, Adaora I. Orozco, Joseluis Ott, Jennifer E. Pakneshan, Pedram Peery, Loren C. Perez, Graciela M. Perez, Jorge A. Perez, Julia Perez, Yolanda S. Perkins, Antoine D. Perry, Berce J., II Peterson, Richard Francis Pham, T. Tam N. Phillips, Jacob J. Pines. Shani M. Pines, Tsilli Prendergast, Michael E Ramey. Ramondo Ray Ramirez, Naomi Rapp, Rodney J. Ratling, Portesure A. Raven, Erik Kristpher Reggans, Sharita Deon Reid, Derek Jeremiah Richey, Colleen E. Rivera, Jose Octavio Paz Rizzo. Dovid A. Roberts. Sam Rodriguez, Iris L, Rogin, Madeleine A, Roitman, Thomas B. Roundtree, Kimberly E. Rush, Dermot M. Russ. Jonathan Marcus Ruzick, Holly Saavedra, Fernando E. Salimi, Sajid S. Salo, Randy R. Saltman, Tamara Santoso, Freddy Sapir, Joanna Schepis, Sebastian Schlessinger. Daniel M. Scott. Simone L. Segal, Jennifer Lynn Senegal, Mark A. Seward, Priscilla A. Sewell, Robin P. Simpson, Didese Omolayo Sims, Danyal Marie Slaughter, Jason Leroy Smith, Latricia Smith, Matthew T. Sosin, Benjamin, Jeremy Sperber, Loren S. Splenda, Jot C. Staats-Williams, Emily Stephens, Kenneth D., Jr. Stewart, Sean L. Sturges, Sunshine A. Taylor, Taura R. Tehrani, Doralena M. Thornton, Kimberly Todd, Damon A. Tong, Patricia Torres, Roxane R. Tran, Dung A. Tuttle, Ethan C. Tyler, Feri Valente, March Angelo Vasquez, Luz Marina Vo Hanh Thi My Wade, Joshlyn J. Ward, Rebecca S. Ware, Cliethel R. Watkins, Brian E. Wei, Tsai Fong Wellington, Nakia D. Wenk, Elizabetli H. White, Nataslia Star Hams, Charlene Rena Williams, Demian Williams, Erin E. Iiams, Rochelle L, Williams, Roni M. Williams, Roy Willis IV Wilson, Aniyah Y. Wilson, Marqueax M. Wittman, David E. Wong, Michael Y. M Works-Rodriguez, Susanna Wright, Amani A. Yee, Lilly Y. York, Nina K. Zee, Christina Zoloth-Levy, Matthew Nathan Huynh, Randy Adamos, Marcelle R. Adanandus, Angelique Ajetomobi, Kemi Allen, Corey T. Allen, Jonathan E. Allen, Matthew Paul Alper, Tyler M. Alward, Matthew J. Ariyoshi, Eric Yusi Aroner, Joshua D. Avery, Emmanuel Dantes Baltimore, Ronald Lee Jr. Bancroft, Mikel Jama! Bass, Shawn L. Bennett, Charles Lee Bergman, Andrew Allen Earl Bergman, Jake Bergman, Ophira Bibel, SaraA. Bigham, George A. IV Bobo, Andre E. Boria, Simon J. Bourque, Robert E. Bowers, Chloe Boyd, Benjamin S. Branch, Andre Robert Brand, Jason D. Brannon, Warren H, Breaux, Anyel Nickole Brewer, Shaye Yvonne Bristol, Daniel B. Brooks, Lakislia M. Brooks, Terry Mastin Brown, Craig A. Brown, Gregory C. Brown, Keary L. Brown, Kequon Shemond Brown, ShaDrenaS. Buckner, Kiran E. Burmester, Alexander D. Burrows, Christopher L. Caesar, Jedediah Sky Calder, Jennifer A. Calvert, Matthew D. Capers, Ersula T. Carlone, Kelly Carter, Desmond D. Chang, Bruce B. Charlson, Leslie E. Cherry, Tiffany M. Choy, Heather Ann Chu, Margalit Clark, Seth C. Coffin, Peter Hilmar Cohen, Stefan D. Coleman, Sherron Ronette Cook, Raynell C. Copley, Erin Elizabeth Cornet, Jonathan H. Courtney, Heshimu M. Cukierman, Daniel Jacob Cunha, Andre Daniels, James A. Dashiell-Ben, Kamau C. Daus, Michael A. Dillon, Carolyn Anette Divenyi, Vera J. Dominguez, Joseph Dommer, Tobin M. Easley, Tara S. Edwards, William Antonio Ellis, Catina L. Ellison, June M. Emonds-Banfield, Peter Ernst, Samuel F. Estes, Curtis M. Fisher, Paul M. Fontaine, Shane M. Foster, Kara T. Fox, Liza J. Franco, Ermelinda V. Fuchs, Sarah Gamble, Courtney K. Garcia-Rubio, Alejandro A. Garrett, Bassim William Gey, Kimberly E. Goldman, Jesse Matthew Goldman, Martin Gomez, Frederick K. Gonzales, Glenda Lisset Gonzales, Sofia Graves, Leila Anne Greene, Catherine Blair Griffin, Latoyia Kurbane Gruber, Craig A. Gustin, Adam Frank Hack, Stefan P. Hall, Charles F., Jr. Hall, De Vaughn L. Harris, Justin Ashley Hearne, Patrick J. Hering, Maya M. Hernandez, Africa Hernandez, Judith Hernandez, Mario Antonio Hershdorfer, Marion E. Hills, Delia F. Homsombath, Thephathay Hopewell, Evan W. Hopson, Cher Hughes, Bronwyn E. Hurst, Caleb A. Husain, Samreen Huynh, Boi Thanh Jackson, Malachi M. Jacobs, Myron H. Jasso, Guadalupe Jekabson, Erik J. Johnson, Andrea Ruth Johnson, Anthony K. Johnson, Randy L. Jokelson. Paul Kaplan, Joshua Kasamoto, Steven S. King, Leah Harmony Klems, Julia A. Kono, Julie A. Lam, Yen-Binh Landry, Dawnyel L. Lee, Jason T. Lee, Kathy H.P. Leng, Ky Vi Lewis, Lloyd J. Lieberum, Gretchen Lin, Jonathan Lopez, Cristina M. Louie, Bonnie Luangrath, Malichamsouk Lugo, Milagros Luo, Alice Wuan-Peng Mackenzie, Sonja Madrona, Sorrel Mains, Peter C. Maimstrom, Kelda J. Malmstrom, Krista L. Marks, Shoshanna McGee, Melinda V. McGrath, Molly Mclntyre, Eric F. McNeal, Marcus Laroy 3F 0 Mc Phail, Nathaniel C. Medearis, Anthony Charles Merritt, Aimee C. Metall, Aurora Mikuriya, Tada Fumi Miller, Christean H. Miller, Jovis Thomas Miller, Tenia G. Miller-Weisberger, Ladna Mills, LydiaC. Monheit, Juliette C. Moore, Rama T. Moragas, Pablo Mosley, Siddha Votia Motley, Quaintance Marie Neely, Frederick Newell, Linda F. Nickerson, Terry E. Nimnicht, Mario A. Nitz, Nicole J. Novakovich, Nada Lyn O ' Hay, Brian C. O ' Hare, Danielle Bartland Ogar, Jeffrey Alan Ogden, Jada M. Oleary, Rachel Ortiz, Eugenio Ough, Faith M. Packard, Daniel B. Pakter, David L. Parker, Nathan G. Pasiilas, Juan M. Patterson, Taero T. Pawsey, Christopher M. Payne, Macheo Kahil Perez, Evangelina R. Peterson, Sabina L. Petit, Katherine E. Pham, Tri Phan, Hung Q, Pitts, Kenneth A. II Po Fiona, Constance Posey, Sherrie A. Pradachith, Sengpradith Pnndle, Julian S. Ramirez, Ernesto Reynolds, Michelle N. Rice, Emily K. Richey, Robin J. Roberts, Taya L. Robleto, Yubran Enrique Rodriguez, Veronica Rodriques, Lisa Maria Rogers, Christopher M. Rombilas, Christine E. Rubio, Jos6 L. Ruiz, Alma E. Saito, Glenn T. Salzman, Maria B. Samuels, J. C. Edward Sandhu, Rummy Sanok, Ell en A. Santner, Claude K. Santos, Cruz L. Savage, Jocelyn L. Schugren, Luke E. Schwab, Lori Ann Schweizer, Aaron M. Scott, Cameron Carey Scott, Felicia E. Seely, Michael C. Seiden, Jordan R. Seka, Leyla D. Sessoms, Kneitawnye T. Shafer, Jeremy M. Shaughnessy, Orna E. Sherman, Ronald James Shusterman, Paz Lester Silverman, Joshua P. Simmons, Kyndra Skelton, Siri Slay, Key Slorpe, Timothy K. Smith, Aran D. Smith, Nicollette K. Solomon, Deborah B. Sorrells, Michael Spiller, Ebony Stewart, Ray L. Stiles, Ona E. Storey, Emily Ruth Stroud, Precious J. Strovink, Karl W. Swenson, Tai Nathan Teichert, Margaret Rose Thompson, James T. Thompson, Matthew E. Threat, Drummond D. Ting, Andrew Tobey, Chandra R. Todd, Tamar L. Tong. Dao Hong Treadwell, Margaret Luana Trotter, Johnette M. Van Der Vegt, Robin L. Vigo, Ariel Forrest Vo, ThuyT. (Kim) Wagele, Miranda Wallace, Leslie Erinn Ware, Demond Weber, Peter C. West, Lament Vashon Whitmore, Marlon D. Williams, Desmond C. Williams, Marguita J. Williams, Tina Wilson, Abigail R. Winkelmann, Matthew F. Winters, Sara H. Wirt, Whitney C. Martin Luther King Award Speeches The Martin Luther King Awards ceremony talces place at King every year. On January 12th, at the 11th an- nual ceremony, eight students gave speeches about Martin Luther King. The students of the school watched and listened as they read their speeches aloud. Each student put as much feeling and emotion into their speech as possible I think every one of them tried their hardest. I thought many of the students would be nervous, but they were relax- ed! They did a good job of spealdng. They spoke very clearly and looked at the audience frequently. I think it is a very good idea to have this awards ceremony because it shows that the students care for Mar- tin Luther King and what he stood for. All of them did very well and should be congratulated. by Siri Skelton, Eric Burns and Rum- my Sandhu Ms. O ' Gilvie, MC The Audience listens. op: Michael Seely, Craig Gruber, M. Estes, K. Dashiell-Ben lottom: L. Griffin, C. Tobev, B. Green, G. Gonzalez. The finalists listen. Ml. King Awards -Living tlie Dream: Let Freedom Ring! The Martin Luther King, Jr. Award is given to an outstanding 8th grade boy and girl at King Jr. High. These students have been chosen because of the qualities they have shown that best represent the ideals Dr. King stood for. We would like to con- gratulate these finalists and all the students who were involved. 1987 " Honorable Mention " Nominees for the King Awards Seventh Graders John Crochet Eli Kennedy Ian Marsh Patnck Meggyesy Namane Monlabane Seth Morgan Freddy Santoso Jose Orozco Loren Peery Jose Rivera Thomas Roitman Jonathan Russ Randy Salo Michael Wong Moryma Aydelott Laura DeKock Tamu Gross Sarah Habertield Leatha Jones Molly Kitamura Hawa Macalou Kerry Mar Caroline McCulloch Polly Meyer Jennifer Ott Elizabeth Wenk Christina Zee Mr. Hamilton conducts the symphonic band The eight finalists spoke with feeling CONGRATULATIONS! 1987 — Eighth Grade Nominees for the Martin Luther King Awards — 1987 BOYS GIRLS " Matthew Allen Lakisha Brooks Tyler Alper ••Kiran Buckner Eric Aiyoshi Kelly Carlone Mikel Bancroft Tiffany Cherry Ben Boyd Heather Choy Matttiew Calvert Margalit Chu Stefan Cohen Linda Franco ■ " Kamau Dashiell-Ben ■ " Glenda Gonzalez " Sam Ernst ' ••Blair Greene " •Matt Estes ' ••Latoyia Griffin " Alex Garcia-Rubio Julie Kono ■ " Craig Gruber Kathy Lee Stefan Hack Bonnie Louie Erik Jekabson " Melinda McGee Jason Lee Aimee Merritl " Alex Miller ■•Christeana Miller Terry Nickerson ••Quaintance Motley Daniel Packard Jada Ogden " Sengpradith Pradachith Veronica Rodriguez Luke Schugren Alma Ruiz " ' Michael Seely Ellen Sanok Jimmy Shafer ' •Cameron Scott " Paz Shusterman Precious Stroud Richard Wong ' " Chandra Tobey Jonathan Zucker " Robin Vndervegt " SEMI-FINALISTS " •FINALISTS Students listened to Matt The award winners: Latoyaia and Matt! 45 Food for Friends The Food Drive was a school wide effort sponsored by the Student Council to get food for the Food Pantry at McGee Avenue Baptist Church. King Jr High students participated in collecting food for hungry people in Berkeley. They had a contest to see which second period class brought the most food. Ms Smith ' s class won with 102 items, and Ms O ' Gilvie ' s class took second place, Ms Brown ' s class came in third. Ms O ' Gilvie, Ms Morris and Ms Butler are Student Coun- cil sponsors. JjsesB Stafart Pistor f. The church van picking up food Glenda gives Pastor Stewart a box of food. 5,3 3 p j. jy Pastor Stewart and the food Winter Dance The dances at King give students and teachers a chance to loosen up and enjoy themselves. We no longer have strict classroom rules (for a little while). With the loud music blaring, we all dance and have a great time! There is plenty of food and drink for everyone, which always seems to get the ! If you can ' t dance, EAT! Dance to the beat! r party rolling. A school dance helps increase a sense of school spirit and will give us good memories of junior high. Layout by Siri Skelton Smile, you ' re on candid camera! Loosen up and enjoy the dance! 48 The Arts 49 Drama — King Actors and Actresses If you were to look in on a Drama class at King, you would see a lot of hopeful actors working very hard, whether they are improvising or rehearsing for the big play of the year. Ms. Montrond, the regular Drama teacher at King taught only the first semester of this school year, and went on sabbatical during second semester. Ms. Montrond, who has always loved to act, says, " People act not only with their minds and voices, but also with their feelings and spirits. " Ms. Nureck taught drama during the second semester in Ms. Montrond ' s place. She has had a lot of experience teaching drama in New York. Drama students learn to improvise. Jason and Lamont doing a " scene. " Ms. Montrond watches. A dramatic scene between friends. Rows of budding actors and actresses watcfi their classmates perform. 50 Layout by David Pakter A dramatic moment. Getting " cracked up " in drama Bravo! Bravo! 51 The King Music Department Not a Sour Note! Music is very educational. It is hard because you have to practice a lot and get up early in the morn- ing to get to class. The teacher ' s name is Mr. Hamilton. We meet in room A1 at 7:55 A.M. every morn- ing and practice until 8:30. The reason we practice is so we will be good at concerts. At concerts a lot of people get nervous but they get over it and usually play well. The winter concert was at Berkeley High. The Symphonic band also played at the Martin Luther King Awards program. The symphonic band learns how to play jazz, marches and other music. Nank McPhall Time out for a trumpet solo The Symphonic band played for the Martin Luther King Awards night. 52 53 Art — More Than Stick Figures Art IS important. It ' s important to ttie students ' education because it helps give ttiem ttie broadest possible education. It IS a subiect that is different from Math, English, and Science. This means we use a different part of our brain The students draw, both abstractly and realistically. They work with clay, and construct three-dimensional art. They make many kinds of art. Mrs. Lokken says, " Art is a way of making the invisible visible " Art helps build up our creativity, which is very useful all our lives. ■you may think that Art is a class you take |ust to pass, but It ' s really hard work! You can ' t just scnbble something on a piece of paper and expeci an A " , It takes time and patience. Even if you are not as talented as others, you could still try, work hard, and pass. Layout by Siri Skelton Creating new worlds A shoe is a good subject More shoes!. Ms Lokken is pointing out something to Terri about ART Everyone likes to draw outside Drawing requires concentration 54 55 Yearbook Living in the " Dead Line Zone " This year ' s Yearbook Class was made up of an interesting variety of individuals. Together they created a yearbook whose contents reflect life at King Junior High. At the beginning of the year the class was divided into five committees to cover the jobs needed for yearbook production. They were: Photography, Copy, Art, Planning and Sales. Each group did their part in the process of put- ting the yearbook together. In addition, students had experience in making layouts, writing copy, interviewing, and planning. In the yearbook, we try to cover important events, special people, school protraits, special themes, etc. The school yearbook is a record of Martin Luther King Junior High, 1986-87, in pictures and words. We hope you will enjoy this book for many years to come. Top to Bottom: The Sales Department, The Copy Department, The Planning Department, The Art Department Layout by Rummy Sandhu " Cobra " by Peter Coffin Picture taking 56 57 P.E. — Mind and Muscle Sport is a very important subject in school, and especially at King. Students learn to get along with others and make new friends. All kinds of sports are played outdoors such as: football, soccer, basketball, tennis, kickball, swimming, track, paddle ten- nis, and ultimate. Indoors we play: volleyball, ping pong, gym- nastics and wrestling. Because P.E. is not a subject that one most concentrates on, teachers + students can get along on a friendly basis. Hey, Alex, the ball is behind you! Layout by Sir! Skelton Having fun in the fifth position. I can do it! 59 60 It ' s all yours, Lydia. Exhaustion has set in. Putting their all into the game Tennis, anyone? Layout Aurora Metall Pros at soccer 61 I Layout by Marcus McNeal Ms Brannigan and some of her English students Reflecting on profound thoughts in English Ready for English class Before class English English is a very interesting class. In English you can learn how to spell, read and write. Eighth graders read myths, plays, and stories. Also they do book reports, reports about cities, read and critique newspaper articles. They learn about nouns, adjectives, adverbs. Once in awhile they write stories, newspaper articles, and even make posters about books. The study of English is important all through school, so that students will become literate, well-read adults. History Study of the Past An enthusiastic history teacher makes the lessons more fun to learn. Sometimes, while giving details of events she will act out what the people involved are doing. Taking notes is much easier because she helps us. We constantly get " pop " quizzes to get us ready for the big tests. Ms Gordon ' s class Ms Hall makes history fun 64 Layout by Rummy Sandhu Learning about our country ' s history Ms Smith and her history class Learning history through cooperation Social Living — Learning About Life Social Living — a serious subject Social Living is a very educational class. We learn lots of things that have to do with getting along in life. We learn about the reproductive system, V.D., Birth control, Drugs, and lots of other important things. We see a lot of films about these subjects. We also have guest speakers, such as a cop tell- ing us about drugs, and women who have been molested and beaten. I think that everybody who pays attention in class will benefit greatly from it. Matt Alward. Layout by Rummy Sandhu Social Living is a popular among 8th grade students. Dr. Sperber leading a discussion on a serious subject. Listening carefully Math Facts and Figures Math is a very interesting subject. We learn a lot from if It helps us in many ways and different situations. We learn the different processes of Math, such as fractions, pro- portions, equations, and much more. It is a very important subject, and we learn a lot from it. Layout by Kim Grey You can ' t take a break from math J Mr " Q " explains " pi times the radius. " Comparing grades? Time out from math for a photo. She ' s smiling, but math is serious business. Mr. Freeman and seventh grade scientists Middle: worl ing out the answers to experiments Bottom: Mr Dean shows how. Science — Scientists in Training Science is a course every 7th grade student is re- quired to tal e at King Jr. High. They start out the year learning rules of safety that will get them ready to use Nitric Acid and other chemicals of science. Then they start their first science book which lasts most of the year. This book has 9 chapters. They work at learning different science facts. Everyone has a partner to do their experiments with chemicals. They get instructions for their experiments in a text book. Then after the experiment they write their results in their record book. They have to finish at least 2 chapters a grading period to get a passing grade. Then toward the end of the year they start a New book which teaches mainly about the problems and effects of drug and alchohol use. Most people don ' t make it to the book after that before the end of the year, except a few good students. At the end of the year 7th graders are happy to finish the book. Layout by Guadalupe Jasso Concentrating on an experiment Mr. Dean helps students achieve. 67 Spanish and French Layout by Ebuni LaVaden Learning French is fun " Chipmunk " thinks French is " Magnifique " Spanish French are elective courses. Students want to learn languages so they can get along with people from different lands. Students learn languages through written exercises, and oral practice. They saw film strips about Mexico Spain. They had weekly tests to " keep them on their toes. " A student in the Berkeley schools could study a language such as Spanish or French for 6 years. Ms Sells, the French teacher Ms Dutton confers with Spanish students Typing skills will pay off eventually Ms. O ' Gilvie keeps an eye on things Computer and Typing Computer and typing are two of the elective classes at King. They help give variety to the stu- dent ' s programs. Mr. Hensch, the computer teacher, teaches " hands-on " classes, to introduce students to a " small world " of computer skills and information. Using Apple H ' s, PET ' s and C-64 ' s, students learn about different hardware systems. Twenty pro- grams demonstrate different uses of software. Word processing is applied to creation of a classroom newspaper and magazines. Ms. O ' Gilvie is the typing teacher. She teaches classes in typing and office practice. The students do projects which include school ser- vice, typing materials for other teachers. Classes such as computer and typing are among the elective classes which help tailor education to the interest of the students. And, it is fun! 69 70 Valentine ' s Day Dance A circle of people admiring a dance People getting into the action These guys are having a good time. So are these gals Candids — The Real King Layout by Sabina Peterson A place to eat lunch away from the birds Closely scrutinizing green balls. Look! It ' s Heather! A gaggle of guys A moment in history Downtown Cuba Dima and Luta The borderline Wheeeee! 73 The Joys and Sorrows of Homework Homework is not the most fun thing in life, but it will bring you closer to your goal, and can be exciting when it ' s easy to do. The sor- rows of Homework are taking books and binder home, and when you have a lot to get done so you can get a good grade. Homework is not that bad, and it will pay off in the end. It is a part of school, and if we did not have homework we would have to do the work at school, and that would take time. Homework does take time, and effort but when completed it benifits you in enough ways to be worthwhile. By: Cristina Lopez, Sabina Perterson, Desmond Carter and David Pakter. Carlos, don ' t eat here! Go away, I ' m working 74 Layout by Shane Fontaine Skate Boarding Fun on Wheels Skateboarding is one of the fastest growing fashions around. A lot of people at King have them. They ride them for transportation to and from school, as well as to " look good. " Almost every time you look over your shoulder there ' s a skateboarder. There are different kinds of decks: Powell and Paralta, Santa Cruz and Schmit Stick; trucks: Indies, Tracker and Venture, and different kinds of wheels, such as Rat Bones, Bullets and 0J2 ' s. Skateboarding is here to stay! Layout by Marcus McNeal Stephan tearing up the wall? Steven ' s better side. 77 a Q o •little children will one. day live in a nation, " where they will not be Judged by the color of their sl in bat hy the content of their character. Dr.Martia Luther ' I(in ;Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King would be 58 years old if he was still alive. Unfortunately he got shot in his chest by a guy who hated him. He was the leader of the black people, a legend in his own time. He specialized on non-violent protest, after Ghandi. He had lived a very lucky life. Many times, attempts had been made on his life. Almost everytlme he escaped. The first time, the assailant was himself. He was depressed because of racial slurs and tried to throw himself out the window. He was only slightly injured. The next time, a crazy black woman stabbed him with a letter opener. He missed death by a matter of inches. Finally, he was in Memphis, helping sanitation strike when a sniper ended his life. He was the leader of a generation of black people, leading them to freedom from white oppression. Bruce Chang Martin Luther King I only know a little about Martin Luther King, he had a lot of beliefs about his nation. He wanted to march for what was right, he didn ' t want anything bad. Martin Luther King, wanted Blacks to have just as much rights as whites have. Martin Luther King had a dream, that he wanted Blacks, Whites, Mexicans etc., to come together as one. But it doesn ' t seem like his dream has come true, I mean, Whites are still against Blacks, I mean. Blacks are killing Black ' s, Whites are killing Whites, Blacks killing Whites, and are killing Blacks. Instead of coming together we are going far- ther apart. So I, Teresa Ann Griffin don ' t believe that Martin Luther King Jr. ' s Dream came true. I ' m going to end this paper, with a question. Do you think Martin Luther King ' s Dream is fulfilled? Teresa Ann Griffin Professionals talked about motivati on and success Celebrating: Black History Month Black History Month was celebrated in very special ways at King Junior High during February. Everything happened in grand style: There were Black Heritage Seminars led by black professionals who talked about " Motivation and What you Need to do to Succeed. " The Golden Jubilee Seminars were led by seniors who were 75 years old and older, who shared with the students some of their experiences as Black Americans. Mrs. Pitts, one of the speakers, was 97 years " young! " A Black History Assembly was held for ten classes. The Rev. Mr. Amos Brown talked about " Small Beginnings " and how they can grow . . . Ms. Hall and Ms. Brown sponsored a Guess Who Contest. In addition, there was a Book Mark Contest and an Essay Contest. The last event was a Soul Food Fest to honor the Golden Jubilee Seminar participants. Black Hi story Month at King was excep- tional. Ms. O ' Gilvie, Ms. Morris and Ms. Butler were sponsors of the celebration. Mrs. Pitts, age 97, shared her experiences IVIartin Luther King — Black Freedom Fighter Martin Luther King, Jr., was a great black freedom fighter. He died fighting for what he believed in. He believed in freedom for all men. He once said, " I have a dream . . . " in one of his speeches. This speech is still remembered today along with all of Martin Luther King ' s beliefs. Hopefully they will be remembered for some time to come. Martin Luther King Jr. had a very bold speaking voice, so when he spoke, people listened. If it weren ' t for Martin Luther King there might not be integration in schools, buses, trains and many other things. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very celebrated man, and even though he is dead his spirit will always live on, hopefully forever. If Martin Luther King Jr. High school is to be as celebrated and auspicious as Martin Luther King himself, students must be order- ly and cooperative at school. They should obey teachers and contribute to classroom activities as much as possible. Teachers, too should be cooperative with students and accept their ideas, and give them credit for their contributions. Classes should be interesting and knowledge-giving so that students are not bored to death. For a school to be celebrated there should be plenty of out-of-school activities and special events, so that people know what King is all about and will be interested in what is going on. King will have to work hard to be like Martin Luther King, but I ' m sure we can do iL David Pakter The soul-food Fest was a great success 79 ' I Credits » ' ■• t , f Planning Depfirtment: Copy Departitient: ♦ Art Department: » Ptiotograptiy|Department Sales DepartKient: ftathanial " Nank " R lcPhail Matthew Allward Sabina Peterson . eriando Martinez ' Eelicia Scott " » Marcus McNeal BummySandhu » Bruce Chang teresa Griffin David Pakter Siri Skelton Shane Fontaine ' Tanya Brown trie Burns Bassim Garrett I Kim Gey IHurora Metall Nicolette Smith cristina Lopez Guadalupe Jasso Desmond Carter I. C. Samuels ♦ ♦ f f ♦ I ,1- I I I % I Head PWotographer; Ms. kken Staff Photographer: Bassim Gariett .- - . - Contributing Photographers: Mr. Ball, Mr. Neilsen, Ms. O ' Gilvie, Ms. Montrond, Portrait World Yearbook class teacher: Ms. Lokken Taylor Publishing Reprfisgtitative:.MLOaiy " " - . lishing Repr(esgtitative:.Mb •Qaly ' ' " - ,
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