Memorial High School - Reata Yearbook (Houston, TX)

 - Class of 1981

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f Q- -4 - -Q,-twsm--1-f.. W- gs. .gg I A 9'-f JA A A .f,,,f swab 4, ,Mum f",q.5" f ,W ,A .y .9 . ' 4 it mt, Sewing provided students with a practical and useful skill. lunior Becky Gamel diligently works in a cotton summer skirt. Photo by Grant Olbrich. Home Economics offers students a chance to explore domestic talents that might be necessary in the future. Iunior Marlen Smits concentrates on a skirt. Photo by Grant Olbrich. iq, Q1 , Ace..-M.. . ,Ne K 3 ,,,. .A ,,, f . X , ,,,.,, , A ..,' sw ,L - V , of ,,:, g 'fw'W" , I V., V, -K - K- K ,. " 1 , ' wa-ig V , , " " 'f2v' 'MZw ? "'112,,3. , , ,r"' I' all , Monotonous school days of reading and writing are enlightened by electives such as Home Economics. Freshman Iody Kofenbrau sews a spring skirt, Photo by Grant Olbrich. A rt, Homemaking O 249

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, ,4 1111-.11-11--.-11g--.11 Homemakers learn baking techniques, art enthusiasts favor painting, drawing -...111.-11...-111.--1.11-1.-. 'isa -1 Carefully pouring lemonade in a glass, Sophomore Karen Taylor helps by doing her part in the FHA lFuture Homemakers of Americaj cookoff. Photo by jim Tomforde. Determination and a steady hand are both essential in stained glass construction. junior Shawn Hampton applies the final touches to his glasswork. Photo by Grant Olbrich. 248 O Art Home Ec. Special interests in art or home- making courses can help students ac- quire needed credits while learning satisfying and practical skills. Homemaking courses included Sew- ing, Cooking, Child Development, Consumer Education and Homefurnishings. Homemaking I, taught by Mrs. Nancy Hatch, taught the basics of sewing and cooking. Child Development dealt with the work and skills involved in raising children and the reasons for having them. "Child Development made me realize all the problems involved in raising children," said junior Robin Truesdell. Consumer Education enabled students to learn valuable informa- tion about everyday living along with basic consumer survival tips. "Con- sumer Education is one of the most valuable courses you can take," said Consumer Education teacher Mrs. Phyllis Moore. Homefurnishings was a one semester course, also taught by Mrs. Moore, which could be helpful to students wishing to pursue interior design as a career. Students learned decorating ideas, along with facts about the architecture and differe styles of furniture and housing. Painting, drawing, jewelry a ceramics were some of the cra taught in Arts I-III by Mrs. Elizabe Bayley and Mrs. Elizabeth Bonewit Students prepared projects f many different art shows during t year. "One of the big art sho students prepared for was the Texan Art Show," said Mrs. Bayley. Different crafts were taught duri the year. "The students don't real have a favorite craft, but if they h to choose a favorite craft, they wou have probably chosen painting drawing," said Mrs. Bayley. Art courses were taken for ma different reasons. Some stude wanted to learn to paint. "I ha never taken art before and I had feeling I would enjoy the cours said Sophomore Lisa Duerr. 1:U by Doug Kauffman and Kim Stru Renowned connoisseur Senior Dua Franklet assists classmate Senior Ron Cochran in the preparing ofa dish for the F cook-off. Photo by jim Tomforde. Art is often a sounding board for one's i agination. junior janice Elliot creates a gui with little people on it as one of her proje Photo by Grant Olbrich. fi, ' if

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1----11-1-..-11...---1----.--........-..-1111-1-...1....111..1..1.-1.....1.-11111i1. Shop, career center teach agreersstudents practical training wwf. PQ may 250 I Career CenterfShops Learned in a saleable skill that will enable them to make a living, students of the Spring Branch Career Center achieved personal goals and were prepared to enter the work force. The center specializes in teaching vocational skills not offered in school. Students involved in the programs took their required courses, such as English and math, at school, and then went to the center in the afternoon. According to the Career Center principal, Mr. I. T. Chivers, there were about 400 students. They spent one-half of every school day at the Career Center. The Center offers a wide variety of vocational programs, "We offer such programs as data pro- cessing, cosmetology, television repair and auto mechanics," said Clad in an apron, woodshop instructor Mr. Philip Riley gives junior Robert Maxwell help, as well as advice, on construction of his pro- ject. Photo by Mark Shearer. Mr. Chivers. When students complete thei training in a particular skill, they im mediately have the capability of ob taining a job. "The minute a student walks of this campus he has the ability to ear a living in a skilled vocational job For example, a person who has com pleted the Cosmetology course ca immediately work at any beau parlor or barber shop in the state o Texas," commented Mr. Chivers. He went on to say, "I'm not sayin that there is anything wrong with col lege, it's just nice to have somethin to fall back on," he concluded. The center also gives the student chance to work in a different and un pressured environment. "The at mosphere is really relaxed. Th center gave me a chance to learn an have fun at the same time," sai juniorjeff Probst. tif by Larry Hel Metal Shop is known for creating odd objects Rulers are used in drafting to help keep line of art. junior Kevin Layne welded together a accurate and straight. Senior Byron Snyd strange bar-be-que pit out of a castor oil tin creates his building with the use of rulers fo barrel. Photo by Mark Shearer. his Drafting project. Photo by Dan Thompson.

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