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ym Students found the gym stuffy during an Girls' gym activities included volleyball and Freshman Samona Gymelli shows an unusual
nusually warm winter, Sophomore Frank table tennis. Freshman Carmen Haroun form for a forehand return while playing bad-
game. Photo by Scott Coleman. game. Photo by Scott Coleman. Coleman.
reates his own ventilation during 3 prepares to return a shot during a ping-pong minton during a girls gym class. Photo by Scott
got their blood pressure taken in
Health classes. Senior Rino Guerra sits
while the nurse listens to his pulse
Photo by Scott Coleman.
Health! Gym I
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' Classes display concern
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
234 O Health!Gym
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.
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Vocal skills talents preval
indebate, speech classes
Famous orator and author Mark
Twain once said, "It usually takes
more than three weeks to prepare a
good impromptu speech."
This paradoxical attitude may seem
familiar to Speech and Debate
Speakers are given time to prepare
for their assignments, but performing
requires poise and quick thinking. "It
lSpeech and Debatel improves the
student's thinking process," said
Debate and Speech II teacher, Mrs.
Speech also teaches the student to
express himself effectively. One pur-
pose of Speech is to allow the student
"to acquire the art of oral com-
munication," said Department
Chair-man, Mrs. Edelweiss Ames.
To acquire these characteristics,
the students must perform orations on
a wide range of subjects. "They do
speeches to inform, convince, per-
suade, inspire and entertain," added
The course's practicality does not
end with the acquisition of con-
fidence. It also offers lessons that can
be used in one's future experiences.
"Speech is a very rewarding class.
For example, you can make a good
impression on a job interview by ap-
plying what you learned in Speech,"
said Sophomore Susan Hillman.
Each Speech student has his own
reasons for taking the class. One
motive is that it is a prerequisite for
Debate is a class which is often
misinterpreted as a roomful of people
arguing about something of little im-
portance. "Debate is not just argu-
ment, and it's more structured than
discussion," explained Mrs. Boles.
The Debate squad was fewer in
236 I Speech!Debate
Class discussions were held in Speech located Frequent orations were a part of the
in the T-shacks. juniors Ed Mundy tries to routine in Speech classes Poised
make a point in a talk he's giving. Photo by podium Sophomore Molly Quigley
Scott Coleman. her duty Photo by Scott Coleman
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