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1 I ' for fitness in health, gym
Dirty gym clothes and getting swea-
ty from dressing out became a daily
routine in the life of a gym student.
Gym class simply did not ,allow
enough time for the students to take a
As students learned to cope with
the lack of time to become presen-
table, they enjoyed participating in
the various sports that gym offered.
"Outside, students have the choice
of playing football, softball, soccer,
basketball or walking around the
track," said Coach Don Coleman.
"Inside, students can play badmin-
ton, basketball, volleyball and ping-
pong," he added.
Because the girls' basketball team
had the gym first period, first period
gym class had to sit in the cafeteria.
"It was awesome because on cold,
rainy days, we had to go in the
cafeteria, and I could finish my
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homework," said junior Bill Krause.
The introduction of the semester
system shortened the time for a stu-
dent to complete gym. "Last year, a
gym student needed five quarters or
one and two-thirds of a year to com-
plete gym," explained Coach Col-
eman. "This year, a student needs
three semesters or one and one-half
of a year to complete gym," he
Newspaper reports on health
related articles and answering ques-
tions in the textbook was a part of the
daily routine during the week of a
health class. On some days, students
would have to listen to lectures.
Health teachers required students
to write a two page report from a
choice of difficulties that are present
in every student's life. "Students
could pick alcoholism, drugs or smok-
ing as a topic for their major report,"
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Student blood pressures were checked by a
nursing staff during health and government
classes. Senior Kim Thompson is checked.
Photo by Scott Coleman.
Perfect athletic form is needed to master suc-
cessful overhead smashes in badminton.
Freshman Becky Birdswell attempts to return a
birdie during P.E. Photo by Scott Coleman.
said Coach Bill Howard.
An additional report was writt
by students on a disease in whi
they were interested. "My report m
on how diabetes is a serious a
deadly disease," said Sophomc
Throughout the semester, studei
learned first aid, the proper foods
eat, all about diseases and th
symptons, the human body and em
Lectures were also presented
various guests. One such guest was
psychologist who discussed the em
tional problems of his patients.
A major change came in t
amount of time a student needs
complete health was also a result
the semester system. "We cc
Health I and Health II from last
to just Health," said Coach Howard.