Montevallo High School - Montala Yearbook (Montevallo, AL)

 - Class of 1983

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Ce ae RIS TREO eens ay twos Pt oN wat Bc OWN RAE BAW AOU EOL OEE 10 Ce TES De s MONTALA MONTEVALLO HIGH SCHOOL MONTEVALLO ALABAMA 1983 , i - Same a eee ee” wee? et oe ae ae - we) © Conte: tsr oe Seniors Classes Activities Organizations Sports Ads . Montala High School is an exciting time filled with a frenzy of school activities. It is a time in which we are all forced to make many important decisions. During these happy years we will make friendships that will last forever. As the years go by we will remember and cherish the things we did and the people we knew. Only later, when high school has passed us by will we truly realize that ‘““THESE ARE THE BEST OF TIMES.” . 7 b f % 3 ee a9 4 Pia 2 a F eo Phas s ¥ cape Pat oe 5 “fs Ahrian Davis, Editor Memories 4 Opening Remember Slow down and take time to see the things around you. Appreciate the things you love now; soon we will all leave behind this place and time. A.D. 1983 Opening 5 Brian Allen Robby Allen Tina Battle Paige Black Travis Booth Sandra Brantley James Brown Melissa Cortner Glenn Creel Larissa Creel Bobby Crowe Ellery Cummings Terry Cummings David Cupp Deborah Dailey Ricky Dailey Jim Davidson Ahrian Davis Lena Eddings Deana Floyd Mey Howard Gaddis Rodney Genry Donna Glosson SENIORS SELECT WHO’S WHO _ 4 Mo MOST COURTEOUS Lynne Pickett, Scotty Neal FRIENDLIEST ' f Van Hawks, Angie Pruitt 4 a ‘| a ’ wy 8 Seniors ae MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED Ahrian Davis, Keith Studdard naieetan | Mark Jones, Lori Weiss MOST INTELLECTUAL b ae : rye 7. Joy Williams, Robby Allen Sally McMillan, Howard Gaddis " Seniors 9 Theron Goggins Micheal Grayson Alfred Green Van Hawks Vickie Hyde Eddie James Tracy James Terri Johnson Genie Jones Mark Jones Shelia Jones Lois Lacey 10 Seniors Butch Lancaster Bill Latham Tracey Lawley A - J Ps Mary Mayweather Shelia McCary Felicia McCord Keith McCoy Sally McMillan James Moore Alicia Morris Melisa Nalley Scotty Neal Seniors 11 MOST ATHLETIC Vicki Williams, J.J. Moore BEST LOOKING Melissa Cortner, Tracy James 12 Seniors Senior Class officers: Aretha Paschel, President; Lori Weiss Treasurer; Van Hawks, Secretary; Howard Gaddis, Vice President Jim Davidson, DAR winner, and Sally McMillan, runner-up, were selected by the MHS faculty for their outstanding leadership and academic qualities Who's Who Seniors pause for a leisurely moment at the entrance gate at the University of Montevallo Seniors 1£ Aretha Paschel Sharon Paschel Lynne Pickett Laura Price James Rutledge Deborah Sailes Julie Sutton Daniel Thompson 14 Seniors Rodney Peoples Angie Pruitt Keith Studdard Tina Thompson Etie Walker Lori Weiss Chris Wilder Joy Williams Victoria Williams aa ra a — = — - oe ee | Seniors Donna Glosson, Paige Black, and Genie Jones enjoy the fall sunshine before the winter rains begin, while classmate Ricky Dailey inspects chipped paint over the front doors Seniors 15 Pa tie recall the best of times The Class of ’83 began the school year amidst a flourish of excitement and activities. School was constantly being interrupted by senior portrait remakes, sched- ule changes, and trying to sched- ule college courses. “Fall semes- ter is always thrilling because of football season; games, dates, dances, and ‘woods parties,’ ” stated one co-ed. Seniors reflect- ing on these days will remember them as The Best Julie Sutton flashes her charming smile Felicia McCord daydreams waiting for her portrait remake Bill Latham turns in his desk to compare notes before class Seniors sitting together in pep rallies pooled voices with the sophomores to out yell the juniors Teacher aides Chris Wilder and Deana Floyd stop for a moment in Mrs. Colley’s office during the pandemonium of the first week of school CLASSES MHS has enough smiles to make a great tooth paste commercial — : a Vickie Williams, Bob Hendershot (U.M.). Belinda Tripp, Shelia Tripp _ Only Tabatha McCary knows what she’s thinking. and Kevin Lacey prove it _ Rodney Tolbert checks out the new 25¢ phone. Angie Pruitt is soaking wet after being caught in a sudden cloud burst. MHS Juniors Cheri Allen Ronnie Argo Lisa Brasher Mark Broadhead James Brown Rita Brown Jimmy Cardwell James Carter fi- Cynthia Chapman deff Chism Karen Cochran Tina Compton Monica Cottingham Creel ol Dailey my Darden Baurie Davidson -@ - ar. 18 Classes — Juniors Class Of 84 ‘Paige ae. ks 4 7 a a Holmes eae Li Mary Anne Hood ke % WINDING UP_OR Juniors — Classes 19 Robby Johnson Rodney Kirkland Kay Klemene Wade Leach Jo Lesley Deline Lesley Tabatha McCary Meador McC |anahan Patrick McCutcheor Butch MeGiboney Maya Metz Augusta Moor Keith Moore Sherry Moor« David Murphy Ie Ae) JUNIORS CHOOSE RINGS Every year a new group of students choose and receive class rings. This ritual of creating these rings is fer- formed in the beginning of each schcol year. The individual may select any two symbols representing their partici- pation in Athletic Organizations, Clubs, or any other extra-curricular ac- tivity. These symbols are placed on the sides of the ring. In the center is a stone, the color of which is usually determined by the birthdate of its new found owner. From here it is sent off to the company to be formed by these instructions. It returns, usually in the month of February, ready to be worn with the greatest of pride. It is a token to be cherished forever for it is a con- stant reminder of those most wonder- ful and happy days that were spent together in Montevallo High School. IT’S LIKE VALLEY-GIRL FER-SURE! “Like he is mondo foxy. I mean, like, I am in total love, fer sure!” “Like that’s really grody to the max, y'know? Like gross me out the door!” Does this sound familiar? It should, it’s Valley talk. When Moon Unit Zap- pa’s “Valley Girl’’ was released, Val- ley fever hit epidemic proportions. With this craze came a new language, a new way to dress, and a new way to act. Vals could be found everywhere. But as all fads do, the mania subsided and only the “‘true vals’”’ remained. Rick Perry Debra Pruitt Bonita Purnell Juniors — Classes 21 Beth Sides Jennifer Siegrist Maréia’ Smelley Kim Smitherman Tracy Smitherman Erin Spi er Pam Stafiney 22 Classes — Juniors Juniors — Classes 23 MHS SOPHOMORES Fran Agee Angie Alexander Angie Allen Debra Andrews Tonya Barrow Preston Bell John Bolling Renatha Brazzell Andy Brindley Delores Bullock Melanie Burnette Eric Burrage Lorene Gentry IA IAG Meee es) eine ty CLASS OF ’85 20GGINS iy Goodwin Grayson 1s Green ) Hammet n Hartis Scarlett Harrison Pam Hedgepath Bobby Helsombeck Johnny Holsombeck Trey Hughes David Hyde Video Games Compel MHS’ers Yes, the rage of Video Games has hit Montevallo High School. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and As- teriods introduced us to this new fad. With these, the clinging and clanging of coins into machines became a familiar sound. As time progressed, Pac-Man chose a wife, and Centipede crawled in with Frogger hopping close be- hind. Because of these additions to the family, coins were replaced by tokens, and competitions for the highest scores were estab- lished. Sophomore Angie Allen dressed up for Punk Day Towana Kemp Michele Key Paula Kimbrell Kevin Lacey Lonnie Layton | deff Livingston . Bert Lon Ane jp Many. Plott et Anthony.Prénticé t ! Ghisitey 1 os RIVALRIES SPLIT CLASSES Looking around our school, divisions between classes, organizations, and cliques are evident. Al- though competition is good and is a major part of our lives, these competitive actions should be taken mod- erately. (cont. page 27) Rutherford (Rivalries cont.) Melty. Rutiedg. Lisa Smiitherma: Competition should be used as a way to unite our school rather than to separate it. After all, WE are Montevallo High School. Tony Thrash dudith Towner Belinda Tripp Shelia Tripp Jim Turner Rebec ca Wall Jennifer Wilder Charnessa Williams Christy Williams Kenny Woods 28 Classes — Sophomores Sophomores — Classes 29 le Oa state) why aay Barry Allen Beth Allen Andy Anderson Laura Arnold Seott Austin Bryan Baker Leah Baker Jonathan Bates Anita Bic« Vanessa Bivens Amy Boothe Greg Brasher Paul Childers Audra Clark Doug Compton Sophia Connell Teresa Cooper Tim Cottingham |‘ Michele Creel Tina Creel _ Brian Crump _ gay Cummings Carla Dailey Mark Dailey Te a) CLASS OF 86 Reggie Darden Melissa Davenport Glenn Davis Troy Dennis Bill Devinner Kenneth Dukes Riley Duren Reza Ebrahimi Bobby Eddings Jay Edwards Leslie Edwards Terry Edwards Renae Evans Danny Fancher Laura Fancher Marietta Fields Charles Fisher Renee Fisher Lee Fulton Toney Gaddis Mark Gilbert Melissa Gilbert Cheryl Graffo Belle Grayson Donna Grayson Tina Greer Jonathan Grimes Taffy Hill Wanda Harris Karla Hawks Freshmen — Classes 31 Stacy Hedrick Danny Holmes ry Holsomback Bridgette Hudson George Jackson Angie Johnson eee =a Tanta Jones Kimberly Kemp LaSharon King i Eaurie Langham F Regina Langham Carrie Latham Billy Leslie Ann Lilly Jerry Lucas John Lutz ix Owens Page aug Patrick 32 Classes — Freshmen Norman Payne Warren Payne Sonya Peoples Tabitha Peoples Thaddeus Peo Baird Pickett i Steve Spears Tracey Staffney Freshmen — Classes 33 ov " Stone Rickie Swift Rhonda’ Thomas Elwin Thompsor Kim Tolbert Rodney Tolbert Carman Wolfe Donald’'Woods Stott Wright Veronica Young 34 Classes — Freshmen ae yO Kia Boo Belisle and Lisa Hicks chat during break Editor Tina Battle enjoys her work with the SPOT LIGHT Junior Nick Davis prepares for District Junior Wade Leach ponders the versatile Publica tions ruler Tracy Smitherman and Rebecca Hicks sneak a mo ment together in the hall 36 Classes ACTIVITIES - . , 2am S k brellas are f ‘Just your basic counselor,” Colleen Colley Veronica Young and Pam Staffney show that umbrellas are for sharing especially during the Montevallo Monsoon season Punk makes for fun as MHSers Lisa Holsmback, LaSheron King i aol In an act to conserve energy svin Colley’s water pump w and Alisa Morris enjoy the craziness of Spirit Week serve energy, Kevin Colley’s water pump was turned off Activities 37 Homecoming Week Ends In Victory Lena Eddings smiles as she is reigns Homecoming for 1983 duniors Laurie Davidson and Cecil Frost burst thr: doors of the Homecoming extravaganza Ss 3 Ph nsecosiing The mere mention of the word brings smiles to the faces of many of the students and alumni of MHS A bonfire climaxed the evening before the Friday night game. That night, Senior Lena Eddings was officially crowned Queen in the pregame ceremonies. Beth Hughes, MHS Queen 1982, awarded Lena the crown and Principal Norman Payne presented the bouquet of roses Other special events of the evening in- cluded the honoring of the parents of the football players. The Bulldog moms and dads were recognized for their patience and cooperation with the athletic pro- gram. The recently completed pressbox, replacing the one destroyed by fire, was dedicated by Joe Brindley, president of the athletic boosters. Thanks was given to Norvin Turner who spent much of his valuable time in the construction of the new pressbox The Bulldogs pulled off another Home- coming victory as they soundly defeated the West Blocton Tigers by 27-12. This game concluded the season for the ‘Dogs with a record of 6 wins and 4 losses A “Victory Dance”’ was held following the game. The theme, “Ribbons in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder, was carreid out in the decoration of the auditorium 38 Activities Homecoming Cheerleader | discuss the pl ri We iss and Homecon ir h 2OQT her WN 3 choreographer M Sophomore Charnessa Williams and Junior Tabatha McCary jam with their dates at the Homecoming Dance Senior attendant Debbie Dailey proudly walks with her escort, Tim Nix Homecoming Court 1983 Freshmen Karla Hawks and Ann Lilly Junior Marcia Smelley, Senior Debbie Dailey, Queen Lena Ed dings, Sophomores Paula Kimbrell, and Michelle Kelley. and Ju nior Mary Ann Hood Homecoming Activities 39 CRAZED WEEK SHOWS MHS SPIRIT Sat Week jumped into full swing with Toga day. Students dressed in sheets and wearing ivy laurels wan- dered the school like ancient Greeks. Toga day was fol- lowed by Punk and Character day in which students dressed in punk-style clothing and portrayed various char- acters of their choice. The highlight of the week was the traditional orange and blue day in which students showed their school allegiance by wearing orange and blue. Wanted: 867-5309 alias Tracy “baby face” James. Is this senior Scotty Neal, or is it Tootsie’s twin sister? Senior Chris Wilder writes an essay on new hair style. Mj i ua 1 ' ' te as oa === a=aoa eS 40 Activities Spirit Week Junior Taylor Blackwell gives Michele Kelly a friendly poke. Senior punkers Etie Walker and Sally McMillan concen- trate on test. Spirit Week Activities 41 Dedication + Determination = Dynamic Drama Two productions Santa Sees a Shrink and A Haunting We Will Go dazzled audi- ences with talent and humor. Santa, on the verge of giving up the “giving business’, seeks psychiatric ad- vice to overcome his feels that he is being taken for granted. Haunting held the audience in sus- pense and uproarious laughter as calam- ity, robbers, ghosts, and sauciness were thrown at them. T. Johnson and M. Cortner put on a terrific perfor. mance for the audience Performers of the Christmas play Santa Sees A Shrink smile for take 4 42 Activities Plays Santa, James Carter, and his elves M. Plott, B. Tripp, and L. Baker R. Dobson and M. Plott portray two kidnappers in the spring production Elves Leah Baker and Mary Plott in Santa Sees a Shrink Actors from the spring play put on a dynamic performance Christmas play is a success with the help of K. Klemenc, P. Williams, and S. Ahrian Davis and brother Shan perform a scene from the spring play A Hardin Haunting We Will Go Plays Activities 43, Red Mountain Creates Night To Remember Sally McMillan and Joy Williams chat during prom festivities Charles Naivar blushes as Kay Klemenc whispers sweet nothings in his ear. Melissa Cortner and her date sit out this dance. 44 Activities Prom Henry Miller and companions enjoy themselves. Scotty Neal whirls Julie Sutton around the dance floor. Prom helpers find something to giggle about. Rodney Peoples poses as Cynthia Chapman gazes on. Shan Davis and Mrs. Belisle strut their stuff. Ricky Dobson shows off his date. Prom Activities 45 Achievements Receive Kecognition Typing Awards — J. Carter, D. Glosson, J. Livingston, T. Battle, P. Kimbrell, L Hicks Society of Distinguished American High School Students — S. McMil lan, J. Williams, T. Johnson, L. Weiss, K. Studdard, A. Davis Band Awards — C. Naivar, J. Davidson 46 Activities Awards Day Good Sportsmanship Trophy — Michael Grayson Boys and Girls State Representatives — Kelvin Thompson and Susan Hardin Scholarship Winners — K. Studdard, Univ. of Montevallo; T. Johnson, Univ. of |. Montevallo, Columbiana Kiwanis Scholarship; J. Williams, Univ. of Ala., Auburn Univ., Martin Marietta Foundation; M. Cortner, Univ. of Montevallo; A. Davis, “Univ. of Montevallo, Troy State Univ.; J. Davidson, Rotary Club Scholarship ‘ Awards Day Activities 47 Salutatorian — Ahrian Davis; Valedictorian — Keith Studdard DANFORTH Award Runners-up J. Hawkins, L. Davidson; Winners S. Hardin, T. Blackwell Senior Athletes — T. James, B. Crowe, V. Hawks, R. Allen, C. Wilder, J. Moore, M. Jones, R Daily, M. Grayson, H. Gaddis 48 Activities Awards Day M.H.S. Math Team School Letters for All A's — E. Spicer, S. Hardin, A. Davis, J. Hawkins, K. Studdard, J. Williams DAR Good Citizen — J. Davidson, Runner up — S. McMil- lan Awards Day Activities 49 A Lot of Hassle for a Little Tassle Graduates leave with tears of joy Hugs, tears, and smiles of joy marked Senior Graduation ’83. On May 26, 1983, sixty-seven students marched down the aisles of Palmer Hall Auditorium and across the stage to receive their high school diplo- mas. Robed in royal blue and orange tassles the group listened to the encouragement giv- en by guest speaker Dr. William Payne. Class Valedictorian Keith Studdard’s ad- dress entitled “Whose Life is It, Anyway?” impressed upon all students the need to ac- complish things in Life for one’s own self, rather than trying to please family and friends. Senior Class President Aretha Paschel led the Senior Class in the singing of the Alma Mater, bringing to a close the night’s tradi- tional festivities. Graduates Lisa Morris, Shelia McCary, and Lois Lacey take their last shot as seniors of MHS Brian Allen gets ready for the big event Laura Price smells the sweet of the rose before she takes her final step to graduation 50 Activities Graduation A hug in time brings seniors Keith Studdard and Deborah Sailes closer after graduation Sandra Brantley walks to complete her final step as a graduate of M.H.S The Class of ‘83 makes a toast to the future! After the ceremony students relaxed with their parents, friends, and faculty at a recep- tion in their honor in the school auditorium. Here many discussed their plans for ‘‘Senior Trips.” Many left that night for the foothills of Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the sands of Florida to enjoy the fruits of their latest accomplishment. Graduation Activities 51 James Moore proudly receives diploma fror Af ter the ceremony, [ Glosson and Genie Jon other for their acco nts Shelia Jones is all eyes as Vicky Hyde readies | Senior class president Aretha Paschel welcomes friends and family Valedictorian Keith Studdard presents his speech ‘“‘Whose Life is it Anyway of graduates to the commencement exercises the audience 52 Activities Graduation ORGANIZATIONS Pam Staffney and James Brown toast their future happiness during Family Livings mock wedding Cheerleader Deana Floyd prepares a mock victim for the Homecom- ing Bonfire Pam Hedgepath and Ellen Finley, show their Christmas enthusiasm with jingle bells and poinsettias John Mayhall, Jeff Patrick, Tabatha Peoples and Renae Risher get “Freeze Framed” on their way to activity period 1983 — Orgameations; 53, But It’s Worth It! Clubs Demand Extra: Hours Coe play a large role in student life at MHS. Clubs and ser- vice groups offer students a chance to participate in extracurriclar ac- tivities that enrich their ideals and aspirations. 54 Organizations Mary Plott dabs a bit of make-up on her elfish companion Belinda Tripp in perpara tion of the Christmas play. Tina Battle SPOTLIGHT editor, helps type up the bi weekly newspaper Andy Brindly and Norman Payne 1 entry for an FFA steer show Anita Tyron and Jim Wade take a breather at the homecoming dance, sponsored by the Student Council Ag. student Rick Perry helps give MHS front a face lift by resurfacing the schools col umns FHA members celebrate Christmas by throwing a party for residents of a local nursing home Organizations 55 Posing for a locker photo are Debbie Dailey, Mark Jones, Joy Williams, Tracy James, and Sandra Brantley Smiling to take three are Terri Johnson, Lois Lacey, Howard Gaddis, Ahrian Da- vis and Jim Davidson Busy sponsor, Colleen Colley, discusses coming events. Contributing Time To Help Society Accomplished Group Makes The Best Of ’83 yramiding to success are Lori Weiss, dard, Parn White, Aretha Paschel, Etie Walker, and Sally McMillan. a te National Honor Society be- gan its productive and exciting year by collecting money door to door for the Muscular Dystrophy drive. After trooping in the rain, the group returned to sponsor Colleen Colley’s house for a hot dog sup- per. In December, the club bright- ened the halls at MHS by sponsor- ing a Christmas door, decorating contest. The group met at Pas- quale’s for pizza for the annual Christmas party. At the end of the first semester, members of the club presented Honor Roll ribbons to — ——— NATIONAL | HONOR SOCIETY ee 7 SL Jim Davidson, Sally McMillan, Tracy James and Aretha Pasche! sit back and relax for Honor Society Officer picture. 56 Orgamizations ronor society those students who earned all A’s or A’s and B's. The society desig- nated March 10th as Teacher Ap- preciation Day, recognizing teach- ers for their outstanding work and contributions to MHS. That morn- ing, the teachers were invited to a coffee break with homemade cook- ies and cakes. In April, members of the Honor Society spoke to the eighth graders about school activi- ties and gave them a tour of the school. In May, the group held a party at the Colley’s lake house on Logan-Martin Lake. They enjoyed a full day of sunning, swimming, sailing, and cooking out. The soci- ety ended the year by tapping the new members of the National Hon- or Society from the Class of 1984. ae nh nene ow a % Row 1; C. Graffo, N. Shinnick., T. Thomp son, P. Williams, T. Johnson, G. Jones, J Edward, K. Cochran, L. Baker, T. Compton, L. Davidson, M. Metz, E. Spicer, J. Wilder, S. Hardin, K. Studdard. Row 2: P. Stouden Club Shows Talent When The Curtain Goes Up mire, A. Tryon, B. Sides, L. Hicks, F. Shock ley, A. Davis, E. Stewart, M. Plott, C. Allen, M. Hood, L. Eddings, K. Klemenc, Row 3: J Livingston, D. Murphy, C. Naivar, J. Haw kins, Mrs. Belisle, M. McClanahan, B. Lott, Casas spotlights, and costumes are all a part of life for Drama Club members. The Drama Club, sponsored by Ms. Barbara Delisle, works together on their own time after school and on weekends to produce three plays yearly. In the late fall, members prepared the play Lefgook for competition. Ms. Belisle selected more experienced members to por- tray the roles in Lefgook, which earned a ‘““good”’ rating and placed third in its class at the University of Montevallo Trumbauer Theater Festival. In December, the annual Christmas play, Santa Seeks a Shrink, was performed for the school. worked through April and part of May with opening night on May 17. Drama Club officers (L to R): Ahrian Davis Presi- dent, Mrs. Belisle Sponsor, Lena Eddings Make Up Costume Chairman, Shan Davis — Vice President, Ricky Dobson Set Prop Chairman R. Dobson, R. Carson, L. Weiss. Row 4: B Tripp, M. Cortner, T. Nash, J. Siegrist, S Davis, J. Carter, A. Brindley, C. Missildine, A. Paschel, L. Cardwell, R. Hicks, T. Smith erman Drama Club Organizations 57 Council Uplifts School Works Diligently To Provide Funds A ie Student Council’s busy year began with the sponsoring of sever al sock hops to raise money for a successful Homecoming and spirit week. In November members served as volunteers in the Red Cross Blood Drive. There was more blood donated than in any other previous year. Also, MHS won the county-wide competition by having the largest number of first time donors. In conjunction with the University of Montevallo, the council had several trees plant- ed designed to beautify the cam- pus. The group provided a great service to the school by selling school supplies in the Student Council store. The Council also ob- tained several pews from a local church to be used in the foyer. At the end of the year, the group pre- sented the school with a monetary gift. Students Get Kicks From Martial Arts In today’s society, protection is a necessity. To most, guns or knives would be the simplest way to solve this, but several MHS’ers have found unique, new methods — Taekwondoe and Karate Taekwondoe is an ancient Kore- an form of Karate and is, by defini- tion, the art of hand and foot de- fense. The hands and feet are the only weapons used along with the element of surprise and a good strong yell. Effective use of these instructions can be used as an easy way to catch a would be assailant off guard. Karen Mitchell, a second degree black belt, began teaching Taek- wondoe classes in Montevallo at the Park and Recreation building in 58 Oraanizations Student Council Fads sitting Lori Weiss Vice Pres lan Sec.. Chris Wilder standing Tracy James Pres Kneeling R. Hicks, C. Wilder, | M. Metz. E Weiss. Row | denmire, L. Cardwell, M. Gilbert. Row II Davidson, K. Klemenc, R. Allen, T. James, M Cortner, J. Edwards, V. Hawks. Row Ill Smitherman, T. Black well, S. Neal, L 1982 with only a few students. But, as this new means of martial arts became more popular, the enroll- ment steadily grew to eighty pupils. Juniors James Carter, Brian Mor- gan, Meador McClanahan, Sopho- more Jim Turner, and Freshman Riley duren are a few of the MHS student body studying with Ms. Mitchell. Southern Regional Karate is also a form of Japanese self-defense. Southern Regional uses hand and foot combinations as well as weap- ons such as nun-chakus, sai, tonfa, and others. These are used for fur- ther protection when one or both of the two opponents are in a bind Presently, two MHS students, Junior Shan Davis and Sophomore Audra Jones are studying this art at the Shelby County YMCA in Ala- baster. Sophomore Audra Jones shows intensity learning new stances for Southern Regional Sally McMil J. Wilder. J. Siegrist, P. Kimbrell A. Lilly, Spicer, S. Hardin, S. McMillian, L Davidson, C. Allen, M. Hood, D. Harris, P. Stou Layton First year students. Rebecca Hicks, Tina Compton, Mary Ann Hood, Nancy Shinnick, Anita Tryon, Ahrion Davis, Maya Metz, Julie Sutton, Deana Floyd, Aretha Paschel, Lisa Brasher, and Angela Gaines. Kneeling. Van Hawks and Tracy James Writers Show Style SPOTLIGHT Adds Classic Touch SportticHr. Montevallo High’s Newspaper, is published biweekly by the journalism class Reporters strive to cover all aspects of school news, while practicing journalistic skills. Both first and second year students make-up the staff, although journalism | class members learn the basic principles of newswriting first semes- ter. Senior Tina Battle served as editor-in-chief this year, while senior Robby Allen headed sports. In the spring five students attended a workshop at the Hall School at Troy State University Learnin’s easy; it's the rememberin’ that's hard! Advanced Journalism students smile proudly as they look over an edition of SPOTLIGHT. Seniors Donna Glosson, Robby Allen, Chris Wilder, Tina Battle Editor, Lori Weiss and Paige Black. Advisors — Susie DeMent and Cathy Bearden “Good shot Audra, but not quite, " " remarks Ju- nior Shan Davis while avoiding her kick dunior Meador McClanahan wards off a blow coming from Sophomore Jim Turner Junior James Carter and Sophomore Jim Turn- er battle it out in their Taekwondoe class at the Montevallo Park and Recreation Building. A little close for comfort wouldn't you think? Fads Spotlight Orqanizations 59 Squad Works Hard Superspirit Jumps Out 2, 2 Varsity Cheerleading squad of 82-83 was the epitome of spirit and pride. Beginning during the height of the summer, the girls be- gan perfecting their drills and stunts. As football season started the group sported brand new uni- forms to support the Dogs. Through thick and thin these girls backed the team, but their job did not stop there. During school 60 Organizations; Varsity Cheerleaders hours, the unit sold several differ- ent items to raise much needed funds. As football season came to an end, the squad took to the court to cheer the boys on in basketball The job of a cheerleader is never finished as pep is needed all year round. In bringing out the spirit of the whole student body these girls certainly proved their worth Mary Harvard MR” Sponsor Donns Glossor Angie Pruitt a Gilosson ori Weiss Varsity Cheerleaders Organizations 61 Band members Eric Rochester and Mark Herron get t summer band practice Baritones — R. Peoples, J. Bolling, T. James, French Horns: T. Johnson Smitherman, S. Mahan Band Marches For Success 2 Troubadours began their year early, Troubadours Tune Up For A getting down to business in August. For four : hours a day the sound of horns could be Superior Year heard as the one hundred plus marchers sweated it out and Mr. Weese began putting together a half time show which could com- pete with the best. Once again the director proved to be successful, creating a perfor- mance that not only lifted spirit but also dazzled judges and earned the respect of rivaling bands. The group had several op- portunities to show their stuff as they earned superior ratings at both marching festivals attended. The reputation of the band be- came known by many and the MHSers had the chance to enlarge their following when they were invited to perform at a Birming- ham Stallions game. At the close of football season, the Troubadours hung up their uni- forms for symphonic band and the challenge of preparing for state contest Percussions: K. Cardwell, D. Holmes, M. Herron, B. Peete, E. Rochester, M. Smelley, A. Gaines Summer band practice blows off to a good start as tuba players Nicky Davis and Rickie Swift march down the field. 62 Organizations band Flutes S. McMillan, P. White, E. Spicer, A. Paschel, P. Williams, A. Moore, T. Bar row, C. Pickett, B. Allen, S. Mann, C. Dai ley, M. Gilbert Saxophone B. Paschel, J. Livingston, T Nash, S. Austin, L. Cardwill, T. Jones, S Peoples, K. Dukes, A. Davis, M. Walker Drum Major Shan Davis drops to his knees as he is surrounded by majorettes Susan Hardin, Rebecca Hicks, Paula Kimbrell and Michele Kelly Forced in out of the rain, majorettes Paula, Rebecca, and Michele make the best out of practicing inside Riley Duren and Lisa Brasher sweat to “get it right " at an after-school band rehearsal The saxophone section gains a flutist intrud- er, Aretha Paschel, while playing at the bon- fire Band Organizations 63 A I Band members Scott Austin, Timmy Nash, and Jeff Livingston rehearse diligently for the’ Stallions half-time performance re se Senior Aretha Paschel performs herown half-time show as she chants the Senior Class Cheer Ne _____ Trumpets — L. Cree!, D. Dailey, M. McClanahan, K. Klemenc, M. Creel, E. Stewart, K. Colley, B. Allen, M. Hood, T. Shamburger, L. Arnold, L. Baker, M. Cottingham, J Davidson, J. Grimes Clarinets — L. Rovelstad, S. Nix, C. Allen, J. Williams, L. Davidson, L. Fancher, T- Page, L. Lacey, K. Hawks, A. Bice, A. Lilley, K. Kemp, C. Naivar, B. Sides, S Rutherford, D. Harris, J. Siegrist, M. Metz, P. Phillips, M. Plott, A. Allen, F Agee, T Cooper, T. Creel, C. Missildine. 64 Oraanizations Band Flutists Sharon Paschel, Cynthia Pickett, Beth Allen, and Stacy He’ drick practice the LOVE formation for the Birmingham Stallion’s| game Susan Hardin Paula Kimbrell L to R Michele Kelly Soph., Susan Hardin Jr., Rebecca Hicks Jt. Paula Kimbrell Soph With Skill Dazzling Dames Delight Crowd A: the MHS majorettes marched across the field in their orange sequined uniforms, many may not have realized the hard work behind their smiles. To be a MHS majorette one must be a member of the band and be will- ing to put in many hours of over- time. After tryouts in April, practice began in June to pre- pare for a week long camp at Auburn University. During the month of August, the squad pre- pared for football games by working out with the band from 8a.m.-lla.m. and would often return for a couple of hours of practice in the afternoons. Sep- tember and October proved to be busy months as they often had to stay after school 'til five o'clock. The reward for all this dedication was receiving superi or (1) ratings at the Alabama Governor's Marching Festival and the Central Alabama March- ing Contest Smiles come easy for majorettes Paula Kimbrell, Susan Hardin. Rebecca Hicks and Michele Kelly as they are one of the featured attractions for the Troubadours haif-time show Majorettes Orqanizations 65 Deane Co i Sr. 3rd » Shockle Practice Makes Perfect Corps Unites To Earn Top Billing Pacis in the morning, practice in the evening, practice at super time; thats how. the Flag Corps schedule ran in the summer of '82. The hard work and time put into rehersals during summer and after school paid off Some didn’t think the Corp could make it on the same playing field as the Troubadours because of new lead ers and seven inexperienced new members. But with the togetherne ss of 66 Organizations Flag Corps the group they stuck it out and showed ‘em what it’s all about to start afresh With new uniforms of satin and ny lon flags colored orange, white, and blue the Corps shined strictly through out the half time entertainment and contests with the Marching Trouba dours. The 1982-83 Flag Corps earned ratings at both Lanett’s and Thompson’s marching festivals At camp Co-Heads practice new style of twirls Squad gets ready to pop flash at an alter school 4 9 POT t ctice Nancy Shinnick dr, [st Yr Debbie Pruitt dr, lst yr Julie Sutton Sr, 2nd yr yle of their own as part of the Flag Corp routine Becky Thompson Soph. Ist yr Belinda Tripp Soph, Ist yr Penny Stoudenmire dr. Ist yr Lena Eddings Sr, Ist yr Concert Scene Rocks M.H.S. The concert scene of 1982-83 spread like wildfire. The flame was ignited in early fall of 1982 with the GO-GO’S and A FLOCK OF SEA GULLS. These sizzling new punk rock groups began burning up the billboards with hits like “Our Lips Are Sealed”’ and ‘I Ran’’. Follow ing close behind, a five man group originating in Canada made a few sparks of their own. With songs like “Turn Me Loose’ and “Every body’s Working For The Week end,’ LOVERBOY seemed to be climbing higher and higher on the rock charts everyday. Well, the heat reached record breaking tem peratures when THE WHO an nounced their upcoming Farewell Tour. Although this world event would extinguis! flames, tunes such as “‘Who You?” burn forever Fight fire with fire al statement isn't be left with the ast liams Jr. began the smok« informing concert goers tha year was off to a good start. From there, BILLY SQUIRE and SAGA were the hot duo that kindled this flame. SAGA struck the match with “On The Loose’ and BILLY SQUIRE added the needed fuel with “‘Emotions in Motion’. Right when things were about to cool off BOB SEGAR AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND poured on the gas by amazing their fans with their scorching new album The Distance All “‘burnt’’ out? No Way!! JOURNEY, ALABAMA, and STYX are blazing the trails that will keep MHS concert groupies 1 aglow! Students Learn Foreign Language La Lengua Inspira Los Estudi as Del Futuro The Spanish Club is organized for students who are interested in expanding their language skills and increas- ing their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking people Some of their projects have been: making pinatas for the elementary school, having speakers, playing verbal games, and studying Spanish culture Sophomore Ricky Gaddis wants to get in the picture when Paula Kimbrell’s and Jennifer Wilder's love for rock is discovered Fran Agee Head, Lakitta, Prentice Mascot, Latressa Cardwell, Carla Hawks Stacey Hedricks, Donna Harris, Laura Arnold B-Team cheerleaders goof-off at break on a-warm day Spirits Burst Out Energetic Squad Adds Pep as B-Team cheerleader squad was compiled of seven high spirited young ladies. Although the young team lacked support form the student body, the cheerleaders backed their team 100%. They held several pep rallies for the ninth graders to help boost spirit and confidence in the team. They also engaged in several fund raising activities Steers Help Members Continue To Capture Titles Eva before the school year began, many FFA members had been long busy with activities. Almost all members continued working throughout the summer on their different supervised occupational Experience Pro- grams while several participated in shows, judging, and the selecting and pur- chasing of show steers for the showing season. At the beginning of the summer, senior FFA member Tracy James was elected State Reporter and became the first state FFA officer in the history of the Montevallo chapter. Tracy was busy throughout the summer representing the state within its boundries and abroad. He continued during the year speaking to chapters across the state and attending the Nat’l Convention in Kansas City, MO. and periodcal executive committee meet- ings at different points around the state. Another member, sophomore Andy Brindly also advanced in position as he became Treasurer for the Northeast Cen- tral FFA District in the state of Alabama. Not only did select individuals rise in FFA ranks, but many others did too. The an- nual “Greenhand Day’’, was held for those members who earned the first de- gree in membership of the FFA, while those who met qualifications went on to receive the Chapter Farmer Degree. For showing livestocks members owned both cattle and hogs. Junior Robby Johnson as well freshmen Karla Hawks and Stann Mahan all owned and showed their pork. All those who owned steers participated in the county and dis- trict shows in March, but several chose to exibit their beef many times before. Mem- bers who wanted showed at Columbiana, Pelham, Birmingham, and Auburn throughout the fall and winter, even be- fore county which was held in Monte- vallo. Senior Tracy James and ‘‘Nim- rod,” junior Robby Johnson and “‘Red- Man,” sophomores Andy Brindley and “Del Greco,” Trey Hughes and “‘Lind- sey,’ Bert Peete and ‘“‘Wez’’, Bob Peete and ‘‘Lucifer,’’ as well as freshmen Joh- nathon Bates and “‘Butch”” and Norman Payne and “‘Houdini”’ all participated at county and district but only Tracy, Nor- 70 Organizations FFA A J. Bates, T. Hughes, T. James. B. Peete, N. Payne, P. Bell, T. Nash, B. Peete, K. Staffney, R. Johnson A. Brindley, ‘BUTCH”, steer Tony Berry, Advisor man and Johnathon advanced to state competition. At state competition, Tracy with his steer “Nimrod” walked away with 2nd place class honors, the highest ever by a Montevallo raised steer, while Norman received a highranking 11th The Montevallo Chapter not only exi- bited livestocks, but judged them also. For the second year in a row, the Monte- vallo FFA Livestocks judging team easily swept the county with 3 out of 4 of the previous years’ team members returning. Tracy James received 2nd high inidivi- dual county score with good scores by junior Robby Johnson, Sophomore Andy Brindley and new member Johnathon Bates to help clinch the victory which led them to district finals. The Montevallo Dairy Judging team with members, Billy James, Lonnie Layton, Billy Leslie and Bob Peete tied for 2nd in county competi- tion. Officers Tracy James, President; Robby John son, Ist V. President Mike Grayson, 2nd V.. Presi dent; Larry Readel, secretary; Van Hawks. Trea sure; Andy Brindley, Reporter; Lonnie Layton, Sen tinel M —— oy ae : 0” 3) — oa — - - os _ — Left to Right Kneeling R. Allen, T. James, R Row 1 B. Peete, R. Dailey, V. Hawks, A. Brind ley, K. Staffney, T. Nash, T. Hughes, T. Pearson, R Rainey, R. Parks Row 2 B. Peete, L dis, J. Rutledge, B. Deviner, P. Bush, M Harris Row 3 L. Layton, M. Jones, S. Price, P. Bell, J. Lucas Row 4 B. McGiboney, B. Allen, B. Holsomback B. Crowe, J. Moore, A. Prentice, T Guest, K. Majors, R. Goodwin, E. James Row 5 Se Johnson Readal, H. Gaddis, R. Gad Jones, K Lawley, G Thrash. R. Cadle. R. Towner, T Goggins, E. Burrage, M. Grayson, B. Lancaster, B Worthy, N Graysor S. Lucas, D. Cupp, S. Dennis, R. Perry. Green Hands Kneeling K. Hawks, S. Mahan Row 1 B. Leslie, J. Pickett, | erts, B. Pickett, R. Darden, B. Lawley Fulton, P. Bell, Payne Row 2 Davis, J ump. ( Crump, G Dr. Brown, | Cummins, B. Eddings, J. Edwards back Row 3 K. Dukes, D. Fancher, J Anderson, K. Marheni, B. Baker, H Gaddis, E, McCary Row 4 T. Edwards, ¢ Burke, M. Dailey, P Holmes Holson Grimes Purnell Fisher, J. Rochester Childers, T. Cottingharn FFA Organizations 7 Edwards, A. Campbell, S. Rob N G Row | B. Wall, L. Smitherman, T. Barrow, V. Fields, M. Plott, R. Miller, S Rutledge, L. Devinner. Row Il — B. Hudson, M. Fields, A. Morris, J Moore, R. Brazzel, B. Tripp, C. Williams, F. Agee, J. Craig, Row lil — V Hawks, L. Weiss, S. Neal, R. Dailey, S. Tripp Preparing Themselves For Life Homemakers Learn The “Tricks Of The Trade” The FHA planned several interesting activities Among one of the most interesting and certainly the most touching was the visit to Briarcliff Nursing Home in Alabaster for Christmas. The future homemakers treat- ed the residents to a party of cake and punch and exchanged Christmas gifts. Residents celebrating De- cember birthdays were given a special ‘“‘Happy Birth- day” wish and present. A program was scheduled during Nationa! FHA Week with emphasis placed on nutrition and exercise. The program included a skit on good nutrition, exercising, and aerobics demonstrations and was presented by the freshmen members of the club. In November, the group held a cook-out. But due to rain, the occasion was moved inside the home ec. building. Food was prepared by the basic home economics classes and included hot dogs and baked beans. Row I — M. Davenport, T. Page, M. Creel, A. Bice, L. Baker, T Compton, F. Shockley, D. Harris, A. Boothe Row Il R. Langham, W. Sloan, C. Pickett, R. Fishes, T. Peoples, L Shaw, V. Bivins, D. Grayson, S. Connell, C. Owens, S. Montgomery, A Johnson Row Ill — T. Cooper, D. Pruitt, J. Jones, M. Gilbert, A. Lilly, T. McCary, S. Hudson, L. Cardwell, T. Greer, C. Wolfe THE BRYANT ERA ENDS ica 26, 1983, will be remem- berd for generations — the day our nation mourned the death of Paul William Bryant, head football coach and athletic director at the Universi- ty of Alabama. Coach “Bear” Bry- ant won his way into the hearts of Alabamians by coaching his teams to 13 Southeastern Conference ti- tles and 6 national championships. In 1981 he went down in history as the “winningest college football coach” with 315 wins. At the end of his 1982 seasons he had amassed 323 wins. Coach Bryant believed a per- son’s character was more impor- tant than winning. He encouraged his players to believe in themselves as people, and not just as athletes Perhaps this is why they loved him so much and played their best for him ront row R. Tolbert, A. Campbell, Middle Row to ulton Moore, P. Staffney, F. Shockley, L. Hicks, D. Pruitt. Top Row R. Dobson, S. Lucas, T. Tyus, M. Gilbert, J. Wade, B. Pickett, we Learning The Path To Faith FCA Helps Build A Brighter Future ei the early meetings of the FCA, spon- sor Richard Gilliam and members planned for future meetings and received spiritual advice. In March, the group sponsored a speaker for the student body. Mr. Morris, a reformed pris- oner, spoke to the students about their involve ment with drugs and alcohol. He also warned about getting involved with the wrong crowd Some members of the group also went on a camping trip to end the year FCA members Paul Bush and Kevin Colley discuss a passage from the Bible It’s All In The Eyes Of The Believer One point never meant so much to one team before. Such was the case, though, at the November 27, 1982 Alabama Auburn football game. The “Tide” wanted the vic tory to “chalk up” another win to their legendary Coach Bryant's re- cord. The Tigers wanted the win, mainly for spite, because they hadn't beaten the Tide in 10 years and because their loss to the Tide last year catapulted the late Coach Paul “‘Bear’’ Bryant to the top of the record book with the historical win number “315.”’ No doubt the game was exciting and filled with surprises. However, the Tide fell prey not to the so- called “‘football playing’’ of the Ti- gers, but to their own careless mis- takes (there were two in the game). The errors on the part of the Tide players were sacrificial. The two turnovers allowed by them cost the Tide the game and a chance at an- other record victory. Had the two Sophomore Paul Bush displays his affection for the Auburn football team turnovers not been made, without a doubt, the Reigning Tide would have captured an easy victory. It was a game that fell entirely to chance and circumstance, one that the Tide should have, and could have, easily won Coach Pat Dye, destined to be- come another Alabama football coaching legend, led Auburn to a 23-22 victory over the too popular Alabama Crimson Tide. The game, more popularly called the Iron Bowl, was to go down in history as the year that the Tigers “could.” Auburn showed their expertiese throughout the game even when the chips were down. They showed the class that Auburn is noted for. Skill in the back field was the big factor that the Tigers had over the Tide. Auburn’s defense rated high- ly, causing two fumbles near the end of the game, therefore sealing the overdue victory over Bama. R. Gilliam, B. Paschel, A J Survey Shows Old Favorites, New Trends Some favorites like Coke, Snickers, pizza and potato chips never change Others, like music, follow trends, friends, and whims. The MONTALA’S spring survey discovered some new trends in the music world. Pat Benatar and Michael Jackson rated the top fe- male and male vocalists while Duran- Duran and Alabama were the hottest groups. Michael Jackson also ranked high with Thriller as the best album and ‘‘Beat It’’ as the best single Television and movies always cre- ate overnight stars. “Saturday Night Live’s’”” Eddie Murphey grinned his way into everyone's livingrooms and became the favorite actor of the year ABC’s mini-series The Thornbirds gave us Rachel Ward as favorite ac- tress. Despite the Academy’s decision, Health Club Geared To Medical Field E.T. and 48 Hours were voted the best movies. The A-Team was the fa vorite television series, with All My Children serving at its side for the most popular soap. Old and new athletes always make the sports news. The Dallas Cowboys and Tony Dorsett pulled in the pro votes while Auburn’s freshman Bo Jackson created sensations through MHS as favorite college football play- er and athlete. Also supporting these athletes were their colors. Orange and Blue are notoriously known as Au- burn’s colors, just as Blue and White are known as Dallas’ colors. By this, it is not surprising that blue was chosen as the favorite color of the- 1982-83 school year Seniors Tina Battle Sec Let’s Get Physical A newly organized club was instated into the curricu- lum this year at MHS. The Health-Careers Club, orga- nized by science teacher Joanna McGaughy, was begun to make students more aware of the occupations in the field of medicine. Early in the year, the members attend- ed a ‘‘Health Careers Day” at UAB. Also as part of their agenda, the club had several people in the medical profession speak to the group. The club ended the year by co-sponsoring a course in CPR with the Montevallo Volunteer Fire Department. Row I — T. Compton, S. Mann, S. Mont- gomery, A. Bice, V. Williams, M. Davenport Row If — J. McGaughy, L. Burrage, C Fulmer, L. Price, L. Pickett, T. Battle, K. Smitherman, L. Eddings, Row Ill — P. Stou- denmire, R. Fisher, D, Bullock, P. Williams, M. Gilbert, R. Dobson, S. Neal. Tres. and Tina Thompson Senior Scotty Neal “Heads” the Health Career Club with the assistance of Vice Pres Junior James Carter sneaks a snack of potato chips and Coke before play rehearsal Juniors Maya Metz and Erin Spicer admire Micheal Jackson's new Thriller album Library Club members Sandra Nix and Mark Herrom make use of the library Through Reading period of study Bookworms Increase Their Knowledge Even though the Library Club did not engage in many extracurricular activities, they did follow j through with one favorite pastime of every member . reading. Each first Tuesday that the club met | proved to be a studious half hour of reading, evaluat- in g, and putting away of books in the library. Added to the previous range of books were 120 new edi- tions, predominantly fiction, by contemporary as well ss as classical writers. These new books introduced an Y added dimension in reading not only to club mem- Ls a bers, but the entire school oe Ul Front Row D. Pruitt, D. Harris, V. Nelson, S. Nix. Top Row S. Neal, M Herron, L. Rovelstad, M. Smelly, J. Lesley, W. Leach Ist period: Top. Laurie Davidson. Middle, Erin Spicer. John Hawkins, Meador McClanahan. Taylor Blackwell. Seated. Shan Davis 5th period: Angie Pruitt, Meredith Walker. Lori Weiss. Pam White, Terri Johnson, Donna Harris, Deana Floyd, Julie Sut The 1982-83 Montala Staff gather together on the front steps of Palmer at the University of Montevallo 6th period: Row 1: Joy Williams, Sally McMillan. Keith Stud dard, Chris Wilder. Row 2: Daniel Thompson, Debra Sailes, Wade Leach, Sandra Brantley Love Ye @ MONTALA Sean For Showing Us The ‘‘Best Of Times” eet aS Ai Pres Tice do you cram 180 high layout paper, pictures, and school days on to 128 small pages? The twenty-three members of the MONTALA staff spent three class periods each school day and extra hours after school to accom- plish this task. In the library at deadline times (when the sections of the yearbook are due in the plant), the tension could be felt in the air. Students, cov- ered in mounds of graphed 76 Organizations MONTALA croppers, rushed to put on the finishing touches. To help improve their yearbooking skills, staff mem- bers journeyed to Montgom- ery to the Herff Jones year- book assembly plant. In the spring, several members at- tended a workshop at Sam- ford University where they learned the newest tech- niques in yearbook design VAD P That's the way to do it.’ Coach Pnazek gives his players detailed Belle Grayson jumps for a shot against arch rival Thompson instructions Guring time out An enthusiastic Andy Brindley and Robby Allen point out their High flying J.J. Moore next football opponent BULLDOGS’ DEFENSE HOLDS STEAD Y Game | The Bulldog season with a heartor Calera Eagles, 3 was tenacious and sideline to the other sputtered and J.J. Moore and the Bulldog defense with defensive points respectively Chism led all MHS rushers yards on 16 carries rr Game After the loss to Cal evened t!} 2ir record a fought victory over tl Rams, 7-2 on Se pt again showed itself to force of the ‘Dogs’ attack possession, MHS marched The drive was capped-off yard plunge by J.J. Moore The seven points pr enough as Marion could a second quarter safety. J.J. Moore led in defensive points with a total 27 points. Dwayne Jackson ad Moore led all rushers with 67 yards ir 9 carries Game III On September 10 the Bulldogs opened their 1982 home seasor they hosted the Shelby cats. Costly turnove to move to a 14-0 halfti second half, the Bulldogs game at 18 with 9:06 remair contest. Shelby, however, got off a ¢ yard pass that set up the touchd that gave them their 20-18 wir the ‘Dogs. Van Hawks, Worthey, and Ricky Dobson Bulldogs’ defense with 23 defensive points apiece. Jeff Chism carried the MHS running attack with 66 y 13 carries Vars Robt With a burst Gaddis escapes the 78 Sports Footba Bulldog Bite Gives Thompson Scare g 0d sparked the ‘dog for 119 yards with 21 point Game V On September 28 the " Dogs traveled to Chelsea and soundly whipped the Hornets 27-8. With J.J. Moore and Dwayne Jackson leading the charge, the " Dog defense allowed the hopeless Chelsea offense only 29 yards on the ground, while the MHS offense racked up 286 yards total offense. Fullback J.J. Moore sparked this effort with his 111 yards on 11 carries. Game VI On October 1 the Buildogs traveled to Chilton County to face the eventual Area Champions, the Jemison Pan- thers. The game began on a dreary note for MHS as Jemison scored on their first play from scrimmage with a 61 yard tailback pass. The rest of the night would prove equally dismal as the Panthers went on to devour the Bulldogs 34-0. Linebacker J.J. Moore did show a little sunshine in the clouds as he added 37 defensive points to his season tally. Preparing to play defense Lonnie Layton and Anthony Printice await the Tigers Starting tackle Jeff Gentry looks on as his team fights for all its worth against the Warriors Running back Jeff Ch ism tries to elude the defense of Thompson The Montevallo Bulldogs taking the field to battle with their 3A rivals, THS Sports Football 81 BuLLbocs WIN FIVE OF THEIR LAST SIX GAMES Game VII MHS got back on the winning track with a 12-7 victory over the Vincent Yellowjackets on Oct. 8. The name of the game this night was defense and MHS was awesome in holding Vincent to a meager 60 yards total offensive. The offense was not quite as potent as one might like, but it did score enough to win. Clyde Sailes led the defense wi th 31 points and J.J. Moore capped the offense with 77 yards on 12 car- ries. Game VIII Defense was once again the way for the Dogs as they skipped past Winter- boro on Oct. 15. The swarming Dog defense allowed only 82 yards, and the offense racked up 235 in total yardage. Barry Worthey was defen- sive leader with 36 points. J.J. Moore’s 67 yards on 7 carries topped the offensive list. Game IX One-hundred yards plus rushing performance by J.J. Moore and Jeff Chism allowed MHS to cruise to a 24- 7 win over B.B. Comer on Oct. 22. After falling behind by 7 in the first quarter, the ’Dogs rallied and surged to a 24-7 halftime lead. The defensive standout was J.J. Moore with 17 points. The offense turned in its best performance of the year with a whop- ping 367 yards total offense. Junior tackle Jim Wade and J.J. Moore con- gratulate Dwayne Jackson on a good play Mark Jones defends against the Calera Eagles in season opener Senior Receiver Michael Grayson stretches for a pass against the Jeminson panthers Starting quarterback Howard Gaddis pitches to MHS running back against 3A State champs Thompson Warriors 82 Sports Football In the season’s grand finale, the Bulldogs thrashed the West Blocton Tigers 27-12 in their annual home- coming game Oct. 26. The 'Dogs moved to a quick touchdown marching 64 yards to paydirt on their first possession. The Tigers, however, were not giving up as they capitalized on two Dog fumbles and narrowed the gap to 14-6. The Tiger comeback was short lived as Senior quarterback Howard Gaddis took the ensuing kick-off and rambled 89 yards to touchdown territory. This capped the cork on the Tiger comeback as the ‘Dogs cruised to another home- coming victory. Varsity athletic trainer Tony Berry tapes an ankle for practice Defensive coach, Bobby Pierson gives signals to the MHS defensive Taking notes, Junior High Head football Coach Kurt Pnazek writes down offensive plays MHS Junior High football team. Top row | to r, Charles Towner, Jimmy Sailes, Thaddeus Peoples, Doug Compton, Kirby Marheine, Sean Roberts, Charles Deviner, Bryan Baker, Norman Payne. Bot tom Lislie Edwards, Larry Sailes, Steve Spears, Mark Gilbert, John Mayhall, Danny Fancher, Jachie Pichett, Terry Edwards, and Scott Evens The MHS Bullpups had a disap- pointing season losing their first three games to Briarwood, Thomp- son, and Chelsea. Their first victory came in a 8-6 overtime decision against the Calera Eagles. A crushing blow came the next game with a 14-0 loss to the Jemin- son Panthers. Their persistence held in a tough victory over the Shelby County Wildcats 6-0, but fell the next week to Vincent 20-0. Coach Pnazek explained ‘‘Our overall goal was met — this was to improve as individuals.” Sports Football 83 ot » mY We J rl , 4 3S vs — if -erreg - sa ee) | ie ee ws) aS . Y) é rH : a = ) = , wr a fy L , Pa St ol “BULLDOGS SPEIT- SEASON® . -°13-13 Ny Finishing their regular % season with a 13-13 record, the Bulldogs, coached TAYLOR BLACKWELL pulls down a rebound by Kurt Pnazek, participated in three aguas the Hornets of Chelsea tournaments. In the Calera Classic, the JUNIOR KEITH MOORE puts up a shot on a ‘Dogs downed Altamont and West fast break against the Hornets Blocton to capture 3rd place. In the County playoffs the team was MHS VARSITY BASKETBALL team L to R defeated by Briarwood in the first Seah: SOR, tals ieee, T. ERcmees Moore, M. Grayson, T. Bell, R. Kirkland, R round. Gaddis, M. Jones, L. Rutledge, J. Gentry, A The Bulldogs defeated Jemison in Printince area play and were defeated by num- ber one ranked Holy Family 88-48 the next night. 84 Sports Basketball y MICHAEL GRAYSON dribbles past a Thompson defender SENIOR CENTER J.J. MOORE tips up a shot for the Bulldogs. MHS PLAYERS go after a rebound against arch- rival THS FORWARD MICHAEL GRAYSON puts up an out- side jump shot for MHS. Sports Basketball 85 MISTAKES PLAGUE..B-TEAM VARSITY HEAD BASKETBALL Coach Kurt Pna- zek discusses a call in the Thompson game POINT-GUARD Mark Jones eludes an Hornet de- fender for a layup J.J. MOORE shoots over Chelsea defenders EVERYONE WATCHES as Junior Keith Moore pulls down a rebound 86 Sports Basketball Le ce i? Hus NN i | JUNIOR CARL RUTLEDGE attempts to shoot over the defender of arch-rival THS ANTHONY PRINTINCE fights a THS player for a rebound SOPHOMORE Trey Hughes drives in for a layup NM AVANT f v H Coach Bobby Pierson’s Bullpups finished their season with an 8-5 win lose record The team took on Vincent in the first round of area play. Throughout the game, the score var ied by single buckets. By the time the fourth period was up the two teams were tied up at 33 points apiece. The ’pups went on to win 40-37. The advanced on to the next round to take on cross county rival Shelby County. The team fought another close battle but shot a little shy of their goal finishing 41-50 The team went on to finish Ist in class 1A-2A, and finished 2nd overall in the tournament LSE oat S | ; H yy NA i AWW) i LA Debuting at Montevallo High Coach Brad Bensinger led the B- team throughout their season. Seeming to have been cursed, not with bad players, but with mistakes. Coach Bensinger’s Bulldogs fin- ished with a 4 and 16 record. Victo- ries for the B-team were Chelsea 28-24; Briarwood 39-28; Clanton 26-24. The ’Dogs went on to face rival Vincent in the Area Tournament. Through the game Vincent domi- nated the court with steals, and quick breaks down the court. The final score was Vincent — 36 and MHS — 19. JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL team Top row Bob- by Pierson, Glenn Davis, Elvin Thompson, Tommy Bivins, Barry Allen, Slade Blackwell, Danny Holmes, Alfred Campbell, Kennith Dukes, Kevin Farrington, Skacy Walker MHS B-TEAM Top row Brad Bensinger, A. Chism, F. Rutledge, T. Haggins, B. Diviner, T. Hughes, A DeVould, K. Lacey, J. Wade. Sports Basketball 87, All through the season the ladies challenged themselves to become better in such areas as free throwns, setting up an offense, and working the ball inside. As the end of the season drew nearer the team saw several victo- ries over teams such as West Bloc- ton, Chelsea, and Shelby County. Leading the Lady Bulldogs, Coach Sue Wilson finished the sea- son with a record of six wins and twelve losses. 88 Sports Basketball CAROL PASCHEL throws in the ball for the Lady Bulldogs JUNIOR TABATHA MCCARY eludes Thompson defenders and dribbles in for the shot GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL team Rhonda Thomas, Tabatha McCary, Donna Grayson, Lisa Devinner, Bell Grayson, Carol Paschel TABATHA MCCARY shoots for the Bulldogs while THS defender watches WARRIOR DEFENDERS surround Carol Paschel as she shoots over them BELL GRAYSON looks towards the goal as THS players try to recover SOPHOMORE LORENE GENTRY shoots a layup as Thompson defenders watch helplessly MHS AND SCHS tip off against each other to began the game Sports Basketball 89 Fw MHS track team, under the direction of Coach Brad Bensinger, finished their season with great suc- cess. Competing against other teams from places like Jemison and Thompson, the Montevallo squad held their own. In the Lion Classic Pam Staffney finished second in the 220 while Suzat Rutledge brought back a third in the 100 yard dash. The girls relay team also placed third in the 440. Ralf Towner did his part by capturing third place in the discus. At the Briarwood Track Meet both Jeff Gentry and Jennifer Wilder lept into first place. Jeff’s success was in the intermediate hur- dles while Jennifer took her’s in the high jump. Fran Agee finished sec- ond in the 100 yard dash while J.J. Moore literally flew into second place in the high jump. The girls mile relay finished the meet with second place. The Pelham meet was a short affair when Fran Agee finished first in the 100 yard dash and Ralf Towner broke his all time record by throwing a discuss 170 feet. The Montevallo High School Track Team made a grand finale at the Last meet by winning still more awards. Jeff Chism leaves the blocks quickly to get the jump on his opponents at the Briarwood Track Meet Jennifer Wilder leaps tall hurdles in a single bound in hopes of reaching victory 90 Sports Track ace as he strives to reach the ensinger gives a few helpful hints improving hi Moore set a new personal re cord in th igh jump as he leaped 6 feet at the Briarwood Track Meet Fran Agee, a state contender in the 100 yard dash, races for an area victory at the Briarwood Track Meet i No Relief For The Pitcher The 1983 Baseball season was a disappoint- ing one for the Bulldogs. After winning 3 out of their first 4 games, including an 18-9 victory over Calera, the Bulldogs failed to produce another victory for the rest of the season. This included a loss to Jemison in Sub-Area playoffs which came about due to a three-way tie be- tween Chelsea, Jemison, and Montevallo. They also lost the opening game of the County Tour- nament to Briarwood. That loss gave them an overall record of 3-11. With starting pitcher Ricky Dailey as the only experienced pitcher, most of the losses were due to the inexperience in the relief pitching department. Outstanding individual accomplishments were led by Sophomore Trey Hughes who broke the record for the most consecutive hits in a season. it was previously held by Percy Brown in 1974 and was later tied by David Melsoni in 1980. Both of these players were albe to hit safely in nine consecutive games. Hughes extended the record to twelve games. He also received the Golden Glove Award for a fielding average of .952. He made only one error the entire season. The top three leading hitters were Chris Wilder, .400; Trey Hughes, .366; and Anthony Pretice, 333. The leaders the Bulldogs were Chris Wilder, Captain, and Ricky Dailey, who received the Outstanding Pitcher Award and MVP Award. These two along with Howard Gaddis were chosen to play in the East-West All Star game. Gaddis was chosen to play in a second game. Dailey was named to the All County team with Hughes receiveing an honor- able mention. The 1983 Bulldogs. Front: B. Peete (MGR.), S. Spears, A. Anderson, R. Allen (Sr.), R. Dailey (Sr.), A. Chism, R. Gaddis. Second row: J. Wade, H. Gaddis (Sr.), A. Prentice, F. Rut- ledge, C. Wilder (Sr.), K. Moore, C. Naivar, T. Hughes. Ricky Dailey, MVP, received the Outstanding Pitcher Award. Captain Chris Wilder, second baseman, leans forward after executing a double play in prac- tice. 92 Sports Baseball Centerfielder Trey Hughes receives award from Coach Gilliam for most consecutive hits in a season, setting a new MHS record. Senior Robby Allen stretches for a wildly thrown ball. Senior Bobby Crowe, catcher, follows the flight of the ball he just hit. Sports Baseball 93 Weightlifters Bench To Victory Setting a new county record for total team points, 905, and a new county record of most points by one person, 174, the Montevallo weightlifting team for the second year in a row captured the county title. The old record of 170 was broken by Howard Gaddis when he benched 350 in the tournament Coach Gilliam comments, “There are no signs of letting up in the year to come.” 94 Sports Weightlifting «4 MHS weightlifting team L to R, C. Sailes, J. Chism, H. Gaddis, J. Lucus, D Jackson, V. Hawks, Moore, B. Worthy Chism, M. Jones T. James, R. Tolbert, C. Wilder, A. Prentice, N. Payne, J.J N. Bolling, J. Sailes, K. Staphy, B. Diviner, R. Gaddis, Q After being out sick Barry Worthy still lifts in the county contest, here he strains with 285 Senior weightlifter Howard Gaddis benches 350 in the county weightlifting con test Dwyane Jackson helps bench Montevallo to a county championshi F F Pp Golf Team Swings Into Action The MHS golf team, under the senior leader- ship of Robby Allen and Tracy James partici- pated in one tournament this year. The Bobby Allen Memorial Golf Tournament was played on the University course and all money made went to the boster club. The team finished 6th beating the coaches team from the high school and two other teams. Returning starters next year will be Andy Brindly, Slade Blackwell and Taylor Blackwell. Second year golf team member Taylor Blackwell uses the blasting method to get out of the sandtrap MHS's golf team finishes up on the 9th hole, in preparation for the Bobby Allen memorial tournament a a | ee a Inexperience Sets Back Girls é Volleyball Team The Lady Bulldogs Volleyball team had a tough season this year pulling only five wins out of twenty-two games. The experience of veter- ans Tabatha McCary, Carol Pashel, and Vickie Williams was not enough to win against such hard-spiking teams as Thompson, Vincent, Je- mison, and Pelham. First year coach Brad Ben- singer commented, “Now that our team is more experienced, | hope that we will have a better season next year.” Sports Golf Volleyball 95 The athlete often revels in glory over broken records, wins, accomplishments, and attained goals. More often, though, his is a lonely struggle for self-satisfaction, for his personal goals usually exceed those of the group. His individual dedication is what makes the team succeed. Realize those individual efforts and praise them. 96 Sports Donna Glosson and Paige Black share Valentine Love with Balloon Kevin shows the ring he’s picked out, while Stanley Hopkins Messages from the Baptist Student Union. has his ey ready for his class ring. Is it undying dedication to raising money for yearbook funds or is it ’ John Hawkins’ attempt at nonconformist attire? Lori Weiss takes a break from cheerleading practice to enjoy a Coke. Faculty, A Special Part Of “Our . Norman Payne — Principal 2. Don Benton — Vice-Principal, Social Studies . Opal Long — Secretary . Danny Akers — Maintenance Technician . Lula Belle Moore — Custodian . Cathy Bearden — English 10, Journalism . Barbara Belisle — English 11, U.S. History, Speech . Brad Bensinger — Math, P.E. . Tony Berry — Vocational Agriculture . Dot Bishop — P.E., General Science . Lunchroom Personnel: Delilah Holsomack, Sis Fletcher, Sally Kornegay, Sue Melsoni . Drama Club sponsor Barbara Belisle gives her actors a hug for a job well done. . Dorothy Brasher — Chemistry, Math . Colleen Colley — Guidance Counselor . Junie Craig — Home Economics . Judy Cupp — English 10, Journalism . dane Darden — Single Living, Family Living Times”’ Susie Dement — Business Education . Teresa Dollar — Chemistry, Math . Richard Gilliam — P.E., Health Mary Harvard — Special Learning Disabilities Johnnie McClain — Alabama History, World Geography, Accounting 3. Joanna McGaughy — General Science, Biology . Doug Morris — Algebra: General, I, Il, Geometry, Trigonometry . Ann Parker — English 9, 10, 11, 12, Art . Kurt Pnazek — Special Education . Bobby Pierson — Driver's Education, PE. . Delilah Robinson — English 9, College Prep. English, Spanish . Heidi Ross — Librarian, Publications . dim Weese — Band: Technique, Symphonic, Marching . Student aids help Danny Akers restore the school’s columns. 98 — Faculty Ce Une Faculty ————e = 99 BIRMINGHAM RUBBER GASKET 200 Industrial Dr P.O. Box 26230 Birmingham, AL 35226 ° Hose Gaskets © Belts Clamps e Sheet Packing Geoif Wilder Office: 942-2541 SPRING eee) FEVER 7 a 7) ACRE Warm weather came oe a. FARM early in 1983 bringing . . ; 1 ae Yi CENTER many cases of spring fe- ver. All the sounds of — " | springtime could be 115 Shelby St heard through open yf! Montevallo, AL 35115 windows and doors. } 665-4960 Many students who caught the fever found it hard to concentrate on classes, while annoy- ing teachers with their restlessness. Most stu- dents anticipated the break time to release some of the heat caused by the early spring fever. During these ten minutes, various activities BETTY’S GARRETT took place. Students played football, threw friz- TIRE SALES bees, and pitched horseshoes. oe Rt. 2, Box 3 Hwy 25 Montevallo, Al Wilton, AL 665-4870 Se eR — EE ETE OS 665-7675 Many Walk-Men have been sighted in the MHS area. A large number of students wearing elaborate headgear have been asked to remove their entertainment instruments during school hours. However after class, the entire student body is welcome to “‘Walk-Man” to their ears content. Merchants ae MONTEVALLO, ALABAMA 35115 158 North Main 665-2591 Member FDIC Ads » UNIVERSITY OF fONTEVALLO ee Sr 5 yr cy — The t . y Maes A rT Differal MARTIN MARIETTA CEMENT SOUTHERN DIVISION Best Wishes or 1983 Montevallo High School Graduates a A AE TET STRAND THEATRE Main Street Montevallo 665-5134 “‘We’re Here To Entertain You”’ SORE.NSON BUCHANA | Home Auto Stereo Sales Service on CR SHELBY WORLD OF MUSIC Montevallo, Alabama 35115 665-2358 The fashion scene at MHS was anything but ordinary in 1982-83. Guys wore the usual jeans and but- ton downs. Ties and blazers were | seen occasionally with these but on most occasions Izods were worn un- der them. The girls added the spice, dressing in brightly colored miniskirts and leg warmers, walking shorts, and skirts. For more formal times, the females would don a prairie skirt and a ruffled blouse or a taffeta dress. The “tailored look” _ was also in, leaving students room » to put their imaginations to use. Ac- cessories such as ties, jackets, rib- bons, wide belts, and bandannas were added to give everything a complete look. 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Cheatham Rt. 2 Box 187 Dogwood Grove Baptist Church Clerk of Session: Dr. Lucille Griffith Montevallo, AL 35115 Rt. 5, Montevallo, AL 35115 Phone: 665-7360 Sunday School 10:00 AM Associate Pastor: David Reed Pastor: Robert E. Mahaffey Worship Service 11:00 AM Church Phone: 665-7064 Phone: 665-4171 Sunday School — 9:45 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Westminster Fellowship (College Students) Children’s Worship 10:55 AM Morning Service 41:00 A Forbes House, Thursdays at 6:30 PM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Church Training 6:00 PM ; ‘ Church Training — 6:00 PM Evening Worship 7:00 PM Evening Worship 7:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30 PM Wednesday Prayer Service — 7:00 PM a ee BRIAN KEITH ALLEN — FCA 1; FFA 1, 2, 4. ROBERT FRANKLIN ALLEN, JR. — il 2,3, 4; FCA 1, 2, 3; Drama Club 1, 2; Fisherman's Club 2; SPOTLIGHT 3, 4; FFA 1, 3, 4; Library Club 2; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; acoeay Co-Captain 4; Golf 3, 4; Baseball 4; Who’s Who Most Intellectual 4. TRAVIS WADE BOOTHE SANDRA ELAINE BRANTLEY — Society 4D Cl ON MELISSA REI NER — “C” Clu Spa 2. Sof tial Fit rsity Cheerleader 1; 4 rleader Squad 2, 3 Best Looking 4; Stude L — FFA 1, 2 EEL — FHA’ 1; )Mi 100% Band Club, fs Club 4; Honor OBERT EDWARD CROW, JR. — FFA 1, Club 1; Baseball 1, 2, 3708. Varsity Fe oe " ELLERY WAYNE CUMMINGS§= FFA 4 ' - TERRY WAYNE CUMMINGS — WILLIAM DAVID GUPP — FFA dance ‘ DEBORAH ANN DAILEY — Ho Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Symphonic. Band Council 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 4; 4; Varsity Cheerleader 4; P, REE ALBACE DA Dairy Jdging 1; VICANE HOWARD LEE GADDIS, JR. O 4; Society 4; Senior Class Vice-Pr oe a | Captain 4, All-County 4; Basketballay) Baseball |; We’ 4 4 — MVP 1, 2, 3, 4 — County 4; Who’ o Be: -Around Perfect Attendance 4; U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award Who's Who Among American Hig School Students 3, 4; Boy's State rai Symphonic lub 1; Drama , 4; Perfect an High School Stu- THERON WADE Library Club 2, 3, 4 F L EUGENE GR ) Pers, 4 and Vice t 4; Sty Ba eee ; FHA 2; 1 ; ° Basketball able I : ensiv Player 4; ys Who Spe : A-B Honor 4; Ame! PRED G Football 1, 2; " Basketball Glub_1, 2, 3; FCA 1; ho Fri ; for Roll 3. A 1, 2, 3, 4. 4 1,4 — Treasurer 4;° b 1); SPOTLIGHT 4; 3; Marching Band, 1; Pep Band 2, 3, esident 1, Chapt theast Central District age 3: Phare Arts Club te s CKETT — FHA 1,4;1 2 PClub 2, 3, Livelt pHealth Careers Club 4; VICA Rep ™ }; First Place District Art Award by t arching Bai ho. Wittiest , , 2 Library Cl , 3, 4; Campus Life 4; o Friendi@st. @. Girls Varsity Basketba 4 A's 1; Perfect Atten- os B A-B Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, ? 7 aT oN fFisnerman'y Club 3, 2) 34:5 “: ire! - PTE eo fe ae 7 = F iE a Ss . oe, ,; : sf Place |. Cross. Gountrystnl) Talat edie — Scholarship to U D C id American High SchooPStude Studenf'Gouncil 1, 2, 3, 4; Executive Cor Likely To Succeed 4; Pep Club 3 JULIE Conce: LIG TTON Marching came: Cl PPerte Aide 4, Lively Arts Club 1 ; Drama = ar 0 Dependa’ coming Attendant Careers 4 — Vice President 4; ati¥@s 3, 4; Flag Corps 2, 3; Who's Award 2, 3; Who's Who in BOE 4; flice Aide 4. WALKER — Student Council 2.3; MON- LA 3. 3 s Me phonic Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4;,All County id First Chair 1; A Honor Rell 1, 2; Cheerleader 2, 3; A-B Honor Roll 3, 4; Honor Society 4; has Who Wittiest 4; Perfect eam, «| 1; Pep Club 3. Council 3, 4 — Vice Pre HT 3, 4; MONTALA 3, 4 r 4; Drama Club 3, 4; Junia ior Class Treasurer 4; B-Team Cheerleade , 4 — Head 4; Who's Who Among Am Executive Manager 3, A t At Who's Who School Spirit 4)FHA 2, 4; Club 2, 3; Library Club 2, 3 — Séeretary 3 Future Secretaries 1; Society of D stinguis Students 4; A-B Honor Roll 1, 2, 3,4; Certi PAMELA DENISE WHITE — St Activities Section Editor 4; FE 2, 8, 4; Con Band 1 eS eC aes ge " rs rs fi rs a alae SE en aa aa ee he Dress Code Revised On January 19, 1983, a new dress code was adopted by the school officials. It was reviewed and revised a few weeks earlier by various members of the student council. Many rules were changed, some omitted, and a few added on. Clothing, of course, was expected to be neat and clean. Nothing too revealing was to be worn, not to mention too tight. The code permitted clothing of prevailing style and clothing in acceptance to community stan- dards. Most articles did not conflict with this code, but with new incoming styles, a few did. For examples, walking shorts and mini- skirts became popular as the weather warmed up. A limit of two inches above the knee was placed on these articles. As the weather warmed, these became extremely popular because they were cool and com- fortable. Unfortunately, many students chose to ignore the two-inch limit placed on them and as a result, walking shorts and mini-skirts were omitted from our dress code. Monsoons Spark Creativity Lunch is served at school through all seasons — the most fun being the late fall to early spring. This has been called by many the Montevallo Monsoon season. During this time students and faculty madly race from the vocational and main buildings to the Alice Boyd Building. The rains have sparked creative games like mud-distance-sliding and pushing each other off the sidewalk. By the time everyone gets back to class many are mud-caked, and the lucky ones are only drenched. Many times a covered cross-walk has been proposed but each time has been refused by the County Board of Educa- tion. Since the majority of the cheer- leaders are also members of the band, the two organizations often conflict. One may ask, ‘“‘Why do the cheer- leaders pull double duty and partici- pate in both groups?” The answer is simple enough. Due to the lack of in- terest in cheerleading amoung non- band members, the sponsors of both groups comprised and allowed stu- dents to participate in both activities. Cheerleaders must be very dedi- cated people and they must be willing to put in many hours of hard work. They start practicing in the late spring to prepare for cheerleading camps. They spend hours learning new cheers and stunts, and even more time prac- ticing and perfecting it all. In August, band rehearsal begins and practice time for those involved in both groups is increased. Here, hours must be spent learning the new show and the new music. They survive thirst, aching muscles, and simply feel- ing tired and worn out, yet they en- dure. With the beginning of school comes pep rallies and football games. Cheer- leaders lead the pep rallies for the student body while the band supplies music — minus the cheerleading band members. On Friday nights the cheer- leaders pull double duty. They lead the cheers for the football team, when half-time approaches they change uni- forms and join the band for the half- time show. After the half, they once again change back into their cheer- leading uniforms and resume their cheering responsibilities. Besides the conflicts, there is a fi- nancial burden for the cheerleaders. They must buy uniforms for both ac- tivities. Also, funds must be raised for cheerleading camp and for band con- test expenses. Throughout it all, they must keep their academics up to par. They enjoy many funfilled hours, but moments of frustration and depression are encoun- tered. There are times when they just need to be alone. The Cheerleaders of Montevallo High School are truly dedi- cated people and should be commend- ed for their efforts and success. Some Change; Some Don’t 121 Academics Turn To Creativity Debbie Pruitt and Penny Stoudenmire practice their flag routines. Brian Allen and Genie Jones find it hard to believe Lynn Pickett could possible be hot! Drama Club sponsor Barbara Belisle consults set con- struction director Ricky Dobson. DEATH WISHES When I die I do not wish to realize I have not lived. Did | take pleasure in simple things? Did I enjoy the beauty of nature? Did | appreciate true friendships? Did | tell someone I loved them? Did I smile at my friends? I hope I’ve not treated Life as a task — a chore, But as a daily adventure Where experience could be learned. Susan Hardin LIFE Birds singing, flowers blooming Babies crying in the night. Each individual emblematic of God’s Splendid gift to earth. Here to dwell for but a while, ‘Til mortality abruptly calls, Then all shall unite together as one And return to that From which it has come. Aretha J. Paschel 122 Much More Than Academics TIMES PAST Memories can go on forever, Sometimes it’s so hard to face Reality, That we go back to Yesterday To forget Today. Deana Floyd ‘““A TOAST TO MONTEVALLO HIGH” Montevallo High we thank you for all you’ve done, we thank you for helping us make this accomplishment a memorable one. Montevallo High has shaped us into adults of tomorrow, and we will remember you in gladness and never sorrow. You have been a part of our daily lives in all we do and say, hoping you will be the same as we go away. You have been the center of all our lives, and we thank you for giving us knowledge and a sense of pride. We thank you for ‘“‘memories’’ that will al- ways be stored within our hearts and mind, for a more precious school we’ll never find. So we thank you for all you’ve said and done, thanks for making this graduation a successful one. Vickie Williams FRIEND Talk to me; Walk by my side; Be my friend; Be my guide. Tell your thoughts; Share your dreams; Let’s be friends And share all things. Talk to me; Walk by my side; Be my friend; Be my guide. Jeff Patrick LATE REGRETS Here | am; I am dead; And with this ground above my head, I think of things I thought or said And things | might have done. I never laughed or danced or smiled Or coddled and touched a little child Or praised the beauty of the wild Or tried to love some one. I wish I’d caught a glimpse and read The stone they placed above my head To see what all the people said Of the things that I have done. I nagged and quarreled and squabbled and nagged: ] sat and frowned and rocked and aged. | watched and spied and bothered and plagued And hated everyone. Here | am; | am dead; And with this ground above my head, I think of things | thought or said And things I wish I'd done. Joy Williams Jeff Gentry, Kevin Staffney, and Nikita Bolling scan the programs for the Drama Club play. Each year Barbara Belisle encourages her eleventh grade English classes to write poetry and compile a book of their original work. These two page contain selections from the ’82 Potpourri and the ’83 Serendipity. Much More Than Academics 123 124 Reminiscing Sena eS ee REMEMBER YESTERDAY? FIVE MORE MINUTES Five minutes till the end of class, To be free from this misery at last. Four minutes till ‘‘Boo”’ lets us goo, Finally to be free of stories of Poe. Three minutes till the bell rings, Hoping to do other things. Two minutes till | leave this room, Ready to eat lunch very soon. One minute till burger and fries; If it doesn’t ring soon, I’m going to die. The bell just rang and I’m through with this poem; I’m sure you know where I’m going By: Taylor Blackwell Elise Stewart keeps a cheerful outlook on a gloomy and rainy day. Dwayne Jackson and Jeff Livingston both “hit the books.” D_ MEMORIES WHEN THE BREEZE BLOWS When the breeze blows through the trees, And the sun comes shining down, I will think of what we had So many years ago. I will remember all our joy And the memories we shared. I will remember how I loved you And how you always cared. When the breeze blows through the trees, This time I will be alone; But even though you’re gone, The best continues on. Rebecca Hicks Death seems far away until it touches someone close to you. This year MHS felt the loss of three very dear people; Reza Ebrahami, Alan Bice, and Mr. Arthur Cupp. Memorial — 125 ALWAYS REMEMBER S choo! year 82-83 has passed, yet the memory lingers on. Remember homecoming, and the cold Friday nights we cheered our team to victory. Re- member basketball season, how hot our gym got. Semester exams, how did we manage to survive through them? Remember the freaky spring snows and how we thought winter would never end. Re- member the last few days of school; we counted days, 126 Closing “THE BEST OF TIMES” hours and minutes left to go. Remember our friends, and how we cried May 26. Remember these special moments and years from now when we are no longer here; look back through these very pages and re- member, ““THE BEST OF TIMES.” Lonnie Layton and Stann Mahan take advantage of break to be together Majoretts Michele Kelley and Rebecca Hicks clown around in their band capes Lena Eddings helps classmate Paula Williams prepare for play rehearsal Sally Kornegay straightens Scotty Neal’s new cap Former student Herby Milstead, Citizen of the Year, and Ms. Susie DeMent, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, look at one of the plaques received Jr. JoEllen Pardue concentrates on her notes in Mrs. Belisle’s his ome ae a pe MONTALA STAFF 1982-1983 ae + , ' ‘ ‘ F. Editor: “Sam et see Abttian ‘Davis Assistant ditors: ie a wki Business Managers; ia SE Pe 7 : x rt Activities Editor: ¢ — x , : : , vi : : . ° we he ae

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Montevallo High School - Montala Yearbook (Montevallo, AL) online yearbook collection, 1984 Edition, Page 1


Montevallo High School - Montala Yearbook (Montevallo, AL) online yearbook collection, 1985 Edition, Page 1


Montevallo High School - Montala Yearbook (Montevallo, AL) online yearbook collection, 1986 Edition, Page 1


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