Montevallo High School - Montala Yearbook (Montevallo, AL)

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MONTALA 1984 NOW CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS CLASSES STUDENT LIFE ADVERTISEMENTS SENIOR DIRECTORY 119 INDEX 121 CLOSING 125 Teacher involvement and support at sporting events helps to boost spirit as shown by Johnny McClain Sophomore Sean Roberts exhibits another ‘‘angle " ’ of education while taking a Geometry Exam The 1983 football season began with a few sparks in spring traini ng, burned in the August heat, and lept into flames as the Bulldogs finished 4th in the state 009 @ Introduction Junior couple Shawn Dennis and Robin Miller obviously en joy themselves at University of Montevallo’s annual College Day One day Van Halen will open for US!, " ’ quips Senior Tracy Smitherman as he and fellow Senior Gitarist Larry Readal reflect upon how it fells to be in the limelight As a symbol of allegiance, Junior Trey Hughes and Freshman Cathy Anderson tie an Auburn bandana around Junior Johnny Holsombeck’s head preceeding the Auburn v. Alabama football game Introduction This is the beatnne God has avin ae A New Beginning as they wu PHS this dt . Be A oli 1 7 " EXCITE — to put into motion or activity; to provoke os LUG iS Very UMportant bee all forth; to stir up And stir up is exactly what the Gyr ine day of theur Life if Bulldogs did as they burst into this season with the ili ty a winning attitude They put their all into motion and 7 it created a new unity withir ir school. The pride and Z spirit glowed everyday in every athlete, cheerleader, 5 i ! 056 b imember, teacher student, and community men + tn by a gou not a ant it tt n exciting way to begin a new year and r tney sha ; nat new tradition! it ¥ " ie . Ni ; ’ : Blood, Sweat And Cheers Taylor Blackwell a athlete is made in training, but because we tend to dwell on events, it is the outcome of the contest that we see and not the rigorous preparation. Before stepping into the public arena, the true athlete must be dedicated to the one goal of sport: excellence. The greek poet Hesiod wrote, “‘badness you can get easily, in quantity: The road is smooth and lies close by. But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it, and rough at first. But when you come to the top, then it is easy, even though it is hard.”’ On Friday nights from August 25 to November 18 the Montevallo Bulldogs were in action. Those Friday nights were the results of months and years of arduous work. It is the end results that everyone sees. They do not see the off season running, the hours and sweat put into lifting weights, the two days in 100° August weather, the agilities work-out after a two and a half hour practice, the same play done over ten times just to get one block perfect, the signal drills, or the extra running for being late to practice or breaking training rules. These are aspects of football that people do not know about. A winning team is not made over night; it takes dedica- tion by players and takes coaches who know when to “‘go for it’’ on fourth and four at t he goal line (Shelby County), when to throw the bomb against Jemison, when to sus- pend players and when to show love, understanding and at times disgust. The ten and two Bulldogs have been called by some the best in Montevallo’s history and called ‘‘Awesome”’ by the news- papers. Coach Gilliam comments that they are the most physical team he has ever coached. Even with these lables and the years of preparation, the men in the or- ange and blue still did not reach their ultimate goal: 2A State Champs. The season was a great suc- cess and did not go unnoticed by other state teams, newspapers and coaches. The Bulldogs did achieve a 4th state rating in Class 2A, named five players to the All Metro Team in Class 1, 2 and 3A, named two players to the Bir- mingham News All State team, named five players to the All County team and had Coach Gilliam named twice Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year for Shelby County. The dogs were also Area 7 Champs and the only team in Shelby County to go to post season play. The 1983 season came to a sudden end on Novem- ber 18 when the Handley Tigers defeated the Bulldogs 34 to 14. Coach Richard Gilliam states, ““These men have been winners since their Freshman year, and to- night is no different; they are still winners as far as | am concerned.” The '83 'Dogs are the only MHS team to go to the State Playoffs since 1978 and with the talent that is returning next year, MHS hopes to be represent- ing Area 7 for the second straight year. Team captain Barry Worthey, head coach Rict ard Gilliam, Co-captain Jeff Chism, Tri-captain Taylor Blackwell and honorary captains Jeff Gentry, Clyde Sailes, and Dwayne Jackson led the Bulldogs to a 10-2 season p20 Sports Game | The Bulldogs opened the season hosting the Calera Eagles in a thunderbolting storm. However, that did not stop any of the first half scrimmage. The Bulldogs received the opening kickoff punch- ing away yardage like mad dogs, but were unable to score. The ball was turned over to Calera. From there it seemed to be a defensive battle. Early in the second quarter, as the 'Dogs continued to eat up yardage, Worthey punched in for the last eight yards to score the first touchdown. Calera, taking advantage of a Bulldog penalty, scored just before tha half, making it MHS 8-CHS 6. The frustrating weather caused the game to be postponed at the half. After a 23 hour halftime MHS returned to the field leading Calera 8-6. The Bulldogs kicked off the second half and gave the Eagles an easy three point field-goal. Not giving in the 'Dogs came back with their own score with hard running by Jeff Chism to lead Montevallo. Unable to penetrate the ‘Dogs’ defense, Calera turned the ball back over to MHS. The Bulldog offense picked up and hit paydirt as Keith Moore (leading ground gainer with 70 yds.) ex- ploded into the endzone for the last MHS touchdown, making the final score Montevallo 20-Calera 9. UNIVERSIT) OF = MON TE VALLO THE BIG OIFFERENCE 1983-84 Bulldogs: Bottom (I to r) J. Mayhall, A. Anderson, S Spears, K. Lacey, R. Gaddis, T. Hughes, K. Staffney, A. Devouid, Q. Chism, J. Pickett, B. Divinner, J. Sailes, A. Brinley, J. Smither- man (manager) middle: R. Ross, C. Sailes, N. Payne, D. Compton, J. Wade, C. Towner, J. Chism, A. Chism, B. Worthey, J. Gentry, D Jackson, R. Tolbert, J. Holsmbeck, C. Roberts, J. Bates (man- ager) top: R. Gilliam (Head Coach) B. Peete, A. Prentice, P Bush, F. Rutledge, T. Rutledge, L. Layton, R. Dobson, M. Jones, T Blackwell, M. Gilbert, T. Layton, K. Moore, J. Lucas, B. Piersen (Line Coach) After four consecutive years of Calera edging out Montevallo the Bulldogs turned the Eagles back with a 20-9 victory. Juniors Anthony Prentice and James Lucas (70) smother an opposing Eagles player Game Il The Bulldogs returned again to their home turf hosting the Brairwood Lions for the first time in football action. The Bulldog offense wasted no time in show- ing the Lions what they had as ““AMP”’ Prentice gained 122 yards on three carries with touch- downs runs of 84 and 30 yards. The other TD's came from Jeff Chism’s 11 yard explosion and Worthey's 3 yard plunge. The defense gave the Lions no mercy and stayed after the ball all night allowing all defensive members to play. As the " Dogs continued to over-power the Lions, Coach Richard Gilliam had the second offense and defense lead the show after half- time. Prentice’s excellent show on offense earned him Back of the Week by the Birming- ham News. He also did good defensive work by sacking the quarterback three times. The final score was Montevallo 26-Briarwood 6. 9©20 Bulldogs Games Ill IV V The ‘Dogs traveled to Colum- biana to play their third game of the year facing the Shelby County Wild- cats. Both teams were undefeated at this point in the season, and it boiled down to who wanted to re- main the only undefeated team in the county. The 'Dogs were tense at the begining but loosened up after a combination of Taylor Blackwell handoffs to Jeff Chism on one scor- ing drive in which Chism took it in the last three yards. The Bulldogs defense stood tough and did not al- low the 'Cats a single score. The only score for the cats was a blocked punt and recovery in their endzone. MHS's other scorers were Andy Chism on a pass from Terry Rutledge and Anthony Prentice ona three yard run. Rick Dobson stood Junior James Lucas takes a breather after Coach Gilliam “called off the " Dogs”’ early in a 36-6 blast- ing of Briarwood Stepping up and over, ‘‘Amp " ’ Prentice helps MHS move toward pay dirt after a 26 hour rain delay halftime against the Calera Eagles 00 SAO Sports Football Barry Worthey out on defense with seven individual tackles. At the final whistle it was the ‘Dogs on top 20-7. The following week the Bulldogs traveled to Alabaster to face last year’s 3A State Champs, the Thompson Warriors. MHS seemed to be really fired-up, but there was little action for the ‘Dogs’ offense as Thompson took advantage of poor execution and stopped the Monte- vallo running attack. The Bulldogs’ On The Loose closest pentration was to the War- rior 12 just before half-time. For the defense it was action all night as Thompson created big plays on offense to beat the Bull- dogs 20-0. Avenging the previous week’s loss Taylor Blackwell guided the Bulldogs to a 36-19 Area victory over the Chelsea Hornets. Black- well, having only a few passes all year, hit Andy Chism for 32 yards to the Hornet's 2-yard line, where Blackwell took it in for the score. Throughout the night Blackwell handed-off to Jeff Chism who gained 129 yards and 2 touch- downs. Other scorers were Barry Worthey and ‘‘AMP " ”’ Prentice. The defense, who were not playing as well as it was capable, gave up 19 points to Chelsea. Handing the Bulldogs to their only regular season loss Thompson passed and ran to a 20-0 victory. Barry Worthey (47) and Dwayne Jackson (33) try to defend a Warrior pass. Games VI VII It was a total team effort for MHS as they beat the Jemison Panthers 27-7 in a grand fought victory on September 30. Coach Richard Gilliam commented that ‘‘no one player won the game.” The ’Dogs gained a total of 374 yards against the Panthers with Senior Jeff Chism ripping off 232 of those. Chism ran touchdowns of 79, 35 and 28 yards. Along with Chism’s running, Barry Worthey had a 17 yard TD. The Bulldog defense played aggressively and caused two major Jemison fumbles. Recognized for their defesnive performances, Lonnie Layton and James Lucas were named Linemen of the Week by the Birmingham News. The following week Taylor Blackwell passed for a total of 80 yards to help give the Bulldogs a 20-6 victory over Vincent. Blackwell completed one pass to Senior Dwayne Jackson for 44 yards and a touchdown. Vincent managed to slow the ‘Dogs’ running attack, but not before Jeff Chism gained a total of 107 yards. Later short yardage scores came from ‘‘AMP”’ Prentice and Barry Worthey. The defense managed to give only one score on a tipped pass by an MHS defender to a Vincent player in the endzone. —©20 Football Sports Game VIII Looking forward toward more action, the Bulldogs traveled to Winterboro’s territory to challenge one of its own; another Bulldog. MHS was out to prove who was the better dog. The Bulldogs wasted no time unloading their attack, romping over Winterboro 34-0 in an icy cold first half, with scoring by Senior backs Jeff Chism, Taylor Blackwell and Barry Worthey. Leading the at- tack, Coach Gilliam played every member on the team, giving the ‘Dogs more playing experience going into the playoffs Reserve teams saw all the action in the second half: gaining 76 yards with Antonio Devould scoring the final six points of the night. MHS’s defense played aggres- sively holding Winterboro to only four first downs before the half. The Winterboro 'Dogs managed to score only twice on the reserve team, making the final score 40-12 Game |X Two minutes was ali it took for the Bulldogs to take a substantial lead when they took on the B.B. Comer Tigers on October 21. Senior Jeff Chism racked up two touchdowns and a two point con- version. Chism's first score came on the fourth play of the game. On the return kickoff, Comer fumbled and ““AMP " ’ Prentice recovered on the Tiger's 36. On the first play, Senior Terry Rutledge connected with Ju- nior Andy Chism for six points. Chism then added the two-point conversion. The Dogs’ defense never allowed Comer beyond Bulldog 30-yard line. The 24-0 victory over the Tigers as- sured the Dogs’ a place in the play- Offs. Junior Paul Bush’s field goal (17 yards) was MHS’s first since 1977 Plunging forward senior Team Captain Barry Wi rthey helps the Bulldogs to a 40-12 rout of Win and up their record to 7 and 1 Game X Playing their final game of the regular season, the Bulldogs heaped playoff intensity on West Blocton’s homecoming crowd. MHS took charge beating the pre- viously 7th ranked Tigers 27-0, crushing their playoff hopes Leading the offense, Junior ‘‘AMP”’ Prentice rushed for 108 yards, scoring two TD’s. Senior quarterback Taylor Blackwell scored once and had an average of 13.8 yards a carry. The final score for MHS came from Junior Ricky Gaddis’s short run The defense played with good intensity, holding the Tigers to minus three yards rushing, with Barry Worthey standing out on defense with 7 individual tackles, 3 assists, and a sack Sidelined for diciplinary actions Jeff and Andy Chism were only able to cheer as the Bulldogs played their last regular season game. Trying Out A Dream Game XI After six years MHS returned to the playoffs to face the Hokes Bluff Eagles in the first round of State compe- tition. The Bulldogs wasted no time to score with Taylor Blackwell taking the first honors from three yards out. Chism gained 258 yards of the 449 total (one yard short of Thomas Browns’ 1977 rushing record for a single game) with touchdown runs of 1, 5, 21, and a 64 yard sprint for an average of 10.3 yards a carry. Other scores for MHS were Junior Freeman Rutledge and Paul Bush's PAT'’s. “‘The victory was a great effort by the whole team!’’ exclaimed Coach Gilliam, who was look- ing toward next week’s play in the quarterfinals against the winner of the Handley-Holtville game. The Guts To Cry Game XIl On November 18, the Bulldogs’ hopes of being State 2A football champs were crushed by the Handley Ti- gers at Theron Fisher Stadium. The Tigers defeated the ‘Dogs 34-14 in the second round of State competition The Bulldogs opened up the game driving 71 yards on their first possession to go on top 7-0. Handley In the second half the Tigers took advantage of cru- cial Bulldog mistakes to widen the lead Knowing there was finally no chance to win, the Bulldogs still managed to suck up their pride and drive for one final touchdown. which ended with a one yard score by Jeff Chism, ending the game and their dream season 009 O showed no let up as they came back with two scores of their own. As time ran out in the half, MHS drove des- perately toward the goal line in hopes of tying the score. But as the horn sounded a Blackwell pass fell to the ground uncaught, and the Bulldogs wenf to the dressing room six points behind. Victory Sacrificed For Experience Although the Montevallo Bullpups finished their season on a losing note they were able to accom- plish many of their goals. The main goals accom- plished were conditioning, both mentally and phys- ically and gaining playing experience. Under the leadership of Kurt Pnazek the pups fin- ished the season 2 wins and 4 losses, with wins coming over Briarwood and Chelsea. Leading ground gainers were Jimmy Sailes, Charles Devinner and Slade Blackwell. Leading the receivers was Dan- ny Kelly. At the conclusion of the season several members were moved up to varsity for playing exper- ience Just Getting By ... With A Winning Season Due to the extended football season the Basketball team was postponed from playing for about two weeks. But that did not seem to bother the round- ballers as they quickly tallied wins over Jemison, Briarwood and Chelsea. But again, as in football, Thompson ended the winning streak with an exciting 63-57 win. Rebounding off the difficult loss the Bulldogs went on to have big wins over Maplesville and State semi-finalists, the Vincent Yellow Jackets, to post a final season record of 13 wins and 12 losses. Not wanting to go without be- ing noticed, the six graduating seniors had many accomplish- ments: Leslie Rutledge set a new assist record against Chelsea with 10 assists. Terry Rutledge was All-Tournament in the Vin- cent Christmas Tournament. Taylor Blackwell was All-Tourna- ment in the Vincent Christmas, County and Area Tournaments — was named Player of the Week by the Birmingham News, was honorable mention All-Metro and Unanimous pick for All- County by the Coaches — also he is 15th on the All-Time scoring list at MHS and set a new field goal record of 80 %: against West Blocton. Tyrone Bell was All- Tournament in the Area tourna- ment and was honorable mention All-County. Also the team set a new point record for a single game with a 120-70 victory over West Blocton, breaking the old record of 99 points. 000 Ge Sports Basketball 1984 'Dogs: Carl Rutledge, Terry Rutledge Tommy Bivins, Taylor Blackwell, Norman Gray- son. Keith Moore, Tyrone Bell, Coach Kurt Pna- zek. Leslie Rutledge (middle) Straining every muscle, Senior Tyrone Bell attempts to distract an opposing Eagle Leading scorer for MHS with a 14 point average, Senior Taylor Blackwell eludes the Eagle defense for an easy layup 005 Basketball Sports Cs Leading rebounder Senior Terry Rut ledge is all alone get ting this one against Pelham Being the only 9th grader to play varsi- ty ever at MHS, Tommy Bivins puts up a short jumper over Thompson's Chris Thomas (24) Sports Basketball “Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Mo” Who will stay and who will go? That was the question Coach Bobby Pierson was faced with before every game, due to players being switched back and forth between Varsity and B-team. Even with this handicap the team made it to the County finals with an upset win over Pelham. In the Championship game Monte- vallo was edged out by the Thompson Warriors. For their efforts in the Tourna- ment, Slade Blackwell and Danny Holmes were named to the All-County team for MHS. Later in the season with lots of hard work the Dogs took revenge for their County loss. In a hard fought game at the University of Montevallo the young B- teamers put on a show to defeat THS at the buzzer with a last second shot. MHS B-team Basketball with a record of 10 and 12, back | tor, R. Rutledge, A. Chism, S. Nix, G Davis, D. Holmes, Coach Bobby Pierson; front, B. Divinner, S. Blackwell, K. Lacey Senior Keith Moore controls the rebound against the Eagles of Calera 9220 Basketball Sports Junior Cedric Nix takes this rebound for himself against THS. _Bellied up, Andy Chism plays one tough cefense against a Thomp- son opponent. 6229 Sports Basketball Guarded closely by a Pelham defender Kevin Lacey controls his dribble SS Se OO ———— s_ Co ach Richard Gilliam has coached many things, but Girls Varsity Basket- ball was not among them ... until this year. And now upon the conclusion of his first season he has a career record of 8 wins and 7 losses and a fourth place finish in the County. Coach Gilliam commented that “‘it was a very enjoyable season.’ Award winners for the Lady ‘Dogs were Captain — Ellen Finley; MVP — Carol Paschel; Best Defensive Player — Lisa Devinner; Bulldog Spirit — Donna Grayson; and Hustle Award — Lorene Gentry. MHS Girls Varsity Basketball, top | to r, G. Lucas, M. Perkins, R. Thomas, D. Grayson, T. Nivens, T. McCary, C. Paschel, L. Gaddis, E. Finley, L. Divinner LEARNING THE HARD WAY Junior High Sports are designed to be learning pro- grams for Varsity sports and record does not matter that much. These are words Coach Richard Gilliam has said quite a few times. And this year was defintely a learning situation. Under the leadership of Coach Brad Bensinger the Bullpups were one and nine with the only victory com- ing over Chelsea. In the County Tournament the team lost in the 1st round to Briarwood. Who said learning never hurt? 9220 Basketball Sports C197 “It’s One, Two, Three Strikes, You're Out, At The Old Ball Game’”’ to r, T. Rutledge, F tice, A. Chism om, T. Bolling, A. Ander Staffney, T. Hughe: S iid; managers, Sports Baseball “The last two years the baseball teams looked very good in prac- tice,’’ states Coach Richard Gilliam. Looking good in practice, however, did not help game matters much as the team posted a one and eleven season record, with the only win coming over Chelsea 18-3. A lot of inexperience played the most im- portant role in this season and in past ones. ‘These are the three worst baseball seasons, back to back | have ever been associated with,’’ comments Gilliam, ‘‘we have only won five games in three years.” Keith Moore was voted as team captain at the conclusion of the sea- son. While Anthony Printice cap- tured the leading hitter award with a 358 average, and Terry Rutledge was named leading fielder with a 964 average Senior Keith Moore's solemn face reflects pointment of the '84 baseball season Trying to block the plate Andy Andersor ypposing Jacket to stretch out to tag home Slow Season Attributes To Potential But No Improvement ‘Funny year’’ was how track coach Brad Bensinger and Briarwood; County was at Briarwood; Sectionals summed up the 1984 season. He also said that there were at Selma; and State was at Troy was a “‘lot of improvement out of some who had poten- In the County Meet MHS did not fare well, placing 6th tial.”’ out of 8 teams. In the Sectionals, however, individuals Improvement was inevitable with the full schedule the did rather well. Willie Goldsmith was 2nd in the mile and team had. Regular season meets took them to Samford 4th in the 880. (Cont. p. 24) senior Carl Rutledge turns it the home stretch Tommy Hammett and Riley Duren take a couple of warm up laps before competition 009 8 Sports Track MHS track team: back row C. Rutledge, K. Cc Hammett, J. Edward Hughe front r try, T. Niver DeVineer, ‘ Moore Long jump participant Larry Sailes flies through the air in county competi 620 Track Sports er? Slow Season Has Some High Spots Augusta Moore was ist in the girls 880, and Ralph Towner was 1st in the discus. Placing so high in their respective events enabled them to go to State. At State Willie Goldsmith placed 13th in the mile and 12th in the 880. Ralph Towner was 4th in the discus. At Awards Day Ralph Towner and Lorene Gentry captured the top track awards by being named girls and boys MVP. With a small audience watching, Ralph Towner uses all his strength for this shot put throw in track and field competition Willie Goldsmith stretches out in hopes of a winning long jump 6299 Sports Track Riley Duren, Tommy ley, Hoy Hughes and Larry the upcoming activities p02 Track Sports The Best Is Yet To Come “Good season but could have been better,’’ was what girls Volleyball Coach, Dot Bishop, said about the season. The eleven young women ranked exceptionally well for their experience in the three tournaments they entered, placing second in the County Tournament. The achieve- ments of the players was recorded as 19 wins and 13 losses. Coach Bishop also commented that ‘‘definitely players will go to state if they continue to work.” Lorene Gentry looks on as Carol Paschel misses a spike attempt Volleyball team member Elley Finley rejects a spike attempt by Johnny McClain in the Faculty-Student fund raiser 009 6 Sports Volleyball MHS Girls Volleyball, back | to r, Rhonda Thomas, Renee Fisher Paschel, Belle Grayson, Elley Finley, Judy Towner, Lorene Gentr tresa Gaddis Lisa DeVinner Vanessa Bivins, Donna Grayson County Tourney Falls To Montevallo top 8 spots For Third Straight Year Held By MHS Lifters For the third year in a row, the Mon- tevallo weightlifting team placed first in Shelby County competition. Also for the third year ina row they established a new record in scoring. The total of 968 points eclipsed the old record of 905 points set by MHS last year. Top eight for Montevallo were Jeff Chism, top county lifter with 144 points, Dwayne Jackson, Barry Worthey, Ke- vin Staffney, Rodney Tolbert, Clyde Sailes, Jimmy Sailes and Tommy Mor- ris, each one scored higher than any other individual from the other schools Calera placed second with 461 points, Chelsea was third, 443 points and Vin- cent fourth with 225 points. Monteval- lo’s second and third eight scored higher than any other school, with 667 and 506 points respectively. e: _— Worn out from use, the glove provides Ricky Gaddis with gripping POWER for his lift in the County Meet MHS Weightlifting team, bottom A. Printice, T. Morris, J. Chism; 2nd, R. Gaddis, R. Tolbert, T. Gaddis; 3rd, C. Sailes, T. Haggins, K. Staffney, G. Jackson; 4th, J. Turner, J. Sailes, S. Walker, S Blackwell; 5th, J. Turner, C. , D. Brown, A. DeVould, D. Jackson; 6th, B. Worthey, T. Blackwell, L. Layton, A. Brindley, J.Holsom beck, S. Roberts, C. Devinner; 7th, F. Rutledge, N. Payne Junior Ricky Gaddis concentrates before attempting his lift Weightlifting Sports Successful Season Highlighted Tourney Held At PGA’s Shoal Creek Much excitement was in the air this golf season when players found they would be playing in a Tour- nament at Shoal Creek (scene for the 1984 PGA). The team also competed in two other tournaments: County, in which they placed second and Sec- tionals in Jasper. Golf mem- bers had a 3-0 season re- cord winning matches against Altamont and Thompson twice. Slade Blackwell finished the sea- son in top spot on the team followed by Taylor Black- well, Andy Brindly and Johnny Holsombeck with Tony Berry coaching. Near the club house, the creek forn placed juard the Ott and 18th greens, and to challenge drivers from the 10th and 14th tees at Shoal Creek FFA President and a 4-H member look or their hogs compete Club sponsor, Tony Berry screens spirit shirts for the cheerleaders Row 1: K. Staffney, R. Perry, R. Johnson, J Bates, M. Martin, Row 2: K. Hawks, S. Mahan, Q. Smitherman, B. Peete, T. Nash, B. Peete, E Burrage, J. Pickett. Row 3: B. Pickett, S. Price, R. Darden, R. Goodwin, T. Edwards, P. Bush, B Leslie, N. Payne. Row 4: T. Hughes, L. Layton, J p90 C307 Student Life Mayhall, L. Fulton, M. Dailey, G. Davis, K. Moore Row 5: K. Colley, L. Readal, D. Patrick, A. Cam bell, C. Towner, D. Motes. Row 6: B. McGiboney, J. Cummings, B. Lawley, L. Edwards, M. Jones, M. Broadhead, S. Dennis, D. Fancher, T. Dennis, J. Rochester, P. Bell Junior Trey Hughes shows his steer at the Alabama State Fair FFA Goes Hog Wild The 1983-84 school year was a great one for the Montevallo Chapter Future Farmers of Amer- ica. In addition to the events of past years, the chapter started two new events. On November 19, the first Montevallo Invita- tional FFA and 4-H steer show was held. Secondly, a_ fishing tournament was held March 31 at the College Lake. ii Ui] iti 4 f Ogt HH uy lai a , Row 1: A. Clark, D. Rich, C. Dailey, K. Majors, T Goggins, R. Brown, B. Sides Row 2: L. Fulton, D Broadhead, S. Smith, R. Johnson, E. Luc tas, R Brantley, J. Jones, L. Boothe, S. Cummings Row 3: C. Tidwell, C. Darden, D. Beasley, D. Paschel, E. Rochester Row 4: J. Davis, W. Cofer, J. Sailes, K. Harris, J. Dukes, S. Evans, K. Maddox, B. Hall FFA Sweetheart Karla Hawks The chapter also did quite well in its regular events. Both the Livestock and Land Judging teams won their county contests, qualifying for district competition. On May 19th, the second an- nual Chapter banquet was held. The c hapter also had its yearly sales campaigns, including the hog raffle, citrus sale, and maga- zine sale. S Student Life 009 Cake n Apr rec Um! Um! Good! ocolate Px ade for Teacher ation Day ah Robinsor S a goodie baked ie Craig's Home Organizations F4 “Once on the lips, always on the hips.”’ is not that the common cliche? Unfortunately, its more commonly heard by girls and said by boys. Most would find it easier to eat that extra little bit and exercise it off. At least that’s what doctors prescribe most. $ next time you crave that hot fudge sun- dae, or Hershey's bar, think about burning up a little energy and toning up the ol’ bod to rid yourself of the sugar rather than skipping a healthy meal With b Michael S watching me” Jackson's help, Roc kwell's rose to the top “Some The s mooth lyrics of Boy George gave America a taste for Britain's ‘‘Culture Club. " ’ The ‘Thrill?’ Of Success There were a lot of popular songs on the radio and concert scene this past year. The most famous, with no doubt from his competitors, was Mi- chael Jackson. Not only did this young superstar sweep many presti- gious awards, but his multi-million dollar album Thriller took a highly acclaimed ‘‘Best album of all times’’ award from the Guiness Book of World Records. Although Jackson was the most popular, everyone still had his own favorite. Boy George and his British group ‘‘Culture Club’’ won their way into the hearts of many. They, along with other British groups such as ‘‘E urythmics,”’ “Duran Duran,” and ‘‘Police’’ be- came part of a new “‘British Inva- sion’ that first started in the '60’s. A little bit closer to home, Ala- bama’s concerts paved the way for country listeners to ease their joy for their favorite music. This is true also for Rythm and Blues fans for Lionel Richie, DeBarge, Luther Vandross and Rick James ‘“‘jammed’’ their soulful tunes to the delight of all their fans. On the heavier side of funk is rock 'n roll. Van Halen, Billy Idol, Quiet Riot and others rocked 1983-84 into a good year. “Alabama” hit the tops of the charts and again t Fe one t Ok many country awards 4 many, Billy Idol's concert in Birmingham was be remembered Fads And Fashions Group Studies Medical Field The Health Careers club was orga- nized for students interested in medical occupations. Some members, along with sponsor Joanna McGaughy, vis- ited UAB’s Health Career Day. ‘‘It was really interesting and gave me a chance to analyze my medical future,” commented senior Jennifer Siegrist. The club also had several speakers throughout the year, including a social worker, an optometrist, and a parame- dic. Row 1: A. Bice, J. Wilder, P. Kimbrell, M. Hood J. Siegrist Row 2: A. McCullough, M. Creel, S Montgomery, L. Burrage, A. Allen, K. Klemenc, J. Wade, P. Williams Row 3: T. Niven, A. Tryon, B. Killingswoth, D. Bullock, T. Page, L. Fancher T. Compton, N. Shinnick, R. Dobson Row 4 Sponsor J. McGaughy, J. Lesley, C. Wolfe, C Frost, D. Rich, P. Phillips, B. Pickett, J. Turner M. Metz What’s The Rage? Buttons! Duran Duran? Ozzy Ozzybourne? Michael Jackson? Everywhere people are wearing buttons with the names of groups and singers on them. Some of the pins have only the names on them but others have pictures of the singers or pictures of their album covers. This is one way to air an opinion or adver- tise a favorite group. Junior Paula Phil- lips says. “‘When | wear my David Lee Roth pin on my clothes, everyone knows who my favorite is.’’ ‘Il love’ pins are also a common sight at MHS. These pins usually state the name of a boyfriend or girlfriend but they can also state something else of one’s taste. Freshman Darlene Young, who wears this type of pin, states, ‘‘l love Prince and | want everybody to know it!” Often people coordinate their pins to match their clothes. If they are wearing purple clothes that day, they will most a Micheal Jackson pin. Whatever the rea- Rebecca Hicks aad Many Anna likely wear a Prince pin. If they are son, these buttons have caught on big Hood examine Sophomore Trey Fennell's wearing yellow, they will probably wear and will probably be around for a while. rock ‘n’ roll buttons 34 Organizations Fads Fashions In The SPOTLIGHT A lot more preparation goes into the SPOTLIGHT than one might think. A week in advance of printing students spend one day planning what stories will go into the paper. After this day it is a mad rush to write stories, headlines, take pictures, draw art and proof read. Long before anyone sees the SPOT- LIGHT, Journalism students have read and re-read it to make sure it is right. Miss DeMent spends a great deal of time typing up the copy and advising ft the students on stories. Mrs. Kathy yd Bearden also gives a great deal of her time by teaching Journalism | Students Row 1: A. Brindley, P. Kimbrell, J. Siegrist, A. the ropes and by aiding students with Allen, A. Gaines Row 2: Susan Hardin, R their stories. Hicks. C. Frost, S. Harrison, C. Missildine, A Tryon, Sponsors C. Bearden and S. Dement Journalism students Jennifer Siegrist and An gie Aleln prepare the Spotlight for sale Take The $$ And Run!! Many students have felt the need to undertake part-time jobs. Some are working toward buying a new car while others enjoy the extra spending mon- ey. Having a job while in high school gives a young person a sense of re- sponsibility and something to do with spare time. Often this keeps a youth out of trouble. Senior John Hawkins, who works at The Hungry Fisherman, says ‘‘I love the money and it’s a great way to meet people.” It has been said that an after school job often affects grades because of the reduced amount of study time. Senior Meador McClanahan, who works at The House of Serendipity, states, ‘‘My grades are not affected because I'm off by 5:00 everyday.’ On the other hand there are those who work late hours and agree that the lost study time does indeed affect their grades. Senior Anita Tryon works busily as a Merchats and Planters bank teller. Fads Fashions Organizations 35 Striving For Answers Imagine this: a young student is struggling with a math problem and, all of a sudden, the answer comes to him right out of the blue. Think of the hap- piness and pride of the student upon his accomplishment. One of the goals of the Math club is to sharpen skills and have fun while teaching. Several students excelled in this club. Fresh- man Lisa Lawley won top 9th grader at the Shelby County tournament, hosted by MHS. Junior Michael Martin re- ceived trophies for top 11th grader and 1st overall in advanced math for Shel- by County. In addition, Jay Edwards placed 2nd in Geometry. The list goes on and on as the group participated in events at Vestavia, Tuscaloosa, and Samford. ¥ ig 4 = eye mT S5e25= ogee) Row 1: M. Kimbrell, R. Johnson Row 2: C. Nai var, L. Lawley, S. Readal, K. Child, J. Hardin, R Duren, S. Austin Row 3: J. Carter, M. Martin, P Stoudenmire, Sponsor D. Morris, B. Lott, J. Ed wards Students Get “Ticked” Off Most students at MHS have always participated and danced at the Friday night soc-hops. Some have made up their own steps while others have kept up with the popular dances of the time. One way to keep up with the dances is to watch ‘Soul Train’ and ‘“‘American Band Stand.’’ One can learn quite a bit from observing the dancers on those shows. Senior Clyde Sailes says, ‘“‘l don’t miss a single episode of Soul Train.” Two of the more popular dances this year were the ‘‘tick’’ and ‘“‘break danc- ing.’’ The ‘‘tick’’ transforms a persons body into a robot or other mechanical device. The movements are very jerky and traves throughout the body. Break dancing on the other hand, is more physical. Spinning on the head, back and shoulders are all a part of this sort of dance. Senior Rodney Carson demonstrates his dancing expertise 36 Organizations Fads Fashions Junior ‘‘Amp " ' Prentice peers through the bars of Payne And Punishment “You shall be sentenced to three days of solitary confinement after school or two days of hard labor,’ states the booming voice of Judge Norman Payne. The crime — exces- sive tardies. The verdict — GUILTY. The rule states that three tardies re- sults in disciplinary action. One has a choice of staying afte r school an hour for three days or working at the school an hour for two days. Some have said that this is much too harsh. Mr. Payne has gotten more than he bargained for in undertaking the pun- ishing of these late students. The num- ber of late pupils has grown until he has a hard time keeping up with every- one’s punishments. A rule that had to be brought up because of some stu- dents’ excessive tardies was three days of in-school-suspension. One has to have gotten 15 tardies total for all classes to be sentenced that. One big complaint is the teachers’ pr actice of couning students tardy to homeroom even if they check in as late as 6th period. This may sound unfair but it is the only way teachers can re- cord a student’s tardies to school. Homeroom was created to keep track of attendance. We Are Positive It is a Thursday night and three lively young girls are cheering their junior- varsity football team to victory. Why is the group so small? Head cheerleader Latresa Cardwell has the answers to these questions. ‘‘We started with four girls. One was put off and another quit, so we added an alternate,’’ stated La- tresa. She added, “‘It was hard with only three, but altogether | think we did pretty well.’ B-Team Cheerleaders Ann Lilly, Latresa Card- well, and Darla Jones take a break from practice —©20 Fads Fashions Organizations Junior Pam Hedgepath wears the “Flashdance Look, " ’ while Senior Erin Spicer wears three ear- rings. Through the years, a common trend for women has been to have pierced ears. Others have shown their unique- ness by having the right ear single- pierced and the left triple pierced. The trend has even infected the male stu- dents of the school. Many have been seen sporting a gold ball or hoop in their left ears. At first these trend-set- ters were ridiculed for their unique idea. Gradually others followed suit and made the fad more desirable. 38 Fads And Fashions Decked Out And Ready To Go! Wearing double-breasted suits for the office look are seniors Leslie Rutledge and Carl Rutledge ock stars have had a great influ- R ence on the fashion scene lately. Many of the hard rock singers have begun wearing pants made of leather and parachute materials. MHSers have followed this trend and others set by these celebrities. When Michael Jack- son appeared wearing penny loafers, white socks and one glove, students were imitating his apparell. Movies have also made an impres- sion on students’ wardrobes. ‘‘Flash- dance”’ set the style of cut-up sweat shirts and exercise clothes. Several male members of the stu- dent body dress themselves more fit- tingly for an office or church. They deck themselves out in double-breast- ed suits and carry briefcases. Who knows what the styles will be next year? One can be assured that the MHS students will keep up with them. seeing Double Twins Lee and Lonnie Fulton enjoy the confusion their identical features “Hey, am | seeing double?’’ For some students this is a familiar ques- tion. Especially for those who don't know Bert and Bob Peete, along with Lee and Lonnie Fulton. Bert and Bob along with Lee and Lonnie are Monte- vallo’s ‘‘carbon copies.’’ Both sets of twins are active in school activities. Al- though both sets of twins share some of the same interests, each is unique in his own way. All four gentlemen have a different view about being a twin. But basically they all enjoy being twins. The most common complaint they each have is being confuses with his twin. As children sometimes they were marked with different colors of clothing to be identified. Some teachers say that as long as the twins are together they can tell them apart. Bert says, “sometimes it’s good to be confused with your twin, especially for tricks.”’ Lonnie feels that being Lee’s twin makes him closer to Lee. Que es esto? “jHola! Que tal?”’ “Bien, y tu?”’ This is a familiar greeting of the Spanish language. With the induction of the Spanish Club, members of this group are able to interpret the meaning of this and many other Spanish words. However, the Spanish club does more than interpret words. They also re- search anything about Spanish culture, lifestyle, and recreation. Various pro- jects and presented during this time, One of these is the making of pinatas for Elementary school students. Row 1: Sponsor D. Robinson, P. Phillips, L. Ro- velstad Row 2: M Kelly, A Allen, P. Kimbrell, J Wilder Row 3: M. Hamilton, M. Hall, S. Edwards, J. McMillan, S. Hayes, S. Montgomery, S. Harri- son Row 4: M. McC ahan, D. Grimes, T. Niven M. Perkins, C. Bomar, A. Bice, E. Bearder, R Burndette, R. Murray, W. Sloan, C. Pickeet, T Hal The 1983-84 Student Council officers Taylor Blackwell; and Vice Presi nior Ricky Dobson he Innovation At Work Sock-hops, work-days, and Homecom- ing are just a few of the projects under- taken by the Student Council. All year round, the group thinks of new ways to improve the Montevallo campus. Mem- bers of the group work on designated days to clean up and beautify the school. The Council also made and sold home- baked cookies and cakes at the math tournament. In early May, the Council elected its new Officers after much cam- Paigning by those in the running. All-in-all, this was a very productive year for the Student Council. Sophomore Karla Hawks competes in the student council air guitar yntest Organ Row 1: Susan Hardir we ( Row 2: Laura Arn Hawkir Tracy Smithermar ward Michele Hall, Marshi } Kara Childs, Jonathon ( no decoratior Principal Norman Payne helps out on a work day As Mrs. Long looks on, Vice President Kevin Colley 9299 Organizations repairs the mimeograph machine SOCIety Achieves Goals The Honor Society began its pro- ductive year in November by col- lecting door-to-door for Muscular Dystrophy. Then, when Christmas rolled around, the Society once again sponsored a door-decorating contest. To celebrate the Yuletide, the club members gathered at President Susan Hardin’s house, presenting each other with gag gifts. After returning for the second we- mester, Society members awarded Honor Roll ribbons to the deserving students. In April, the group spoke 42 Organizations to the eighth grade and gave a tour of the school. The school year end- ed with the induction on new mem- bers into the club. Senior Mary Anne Hood stated, “‘It was privelege and an honor to be a part of this prestigious club.”’ Row 1: B. Worthey, A. Tryon, R. Brown, R Williams, L. Davidson, Sponsor C. Colley, M Hood Row 2: T. Bell, L. Brasher, D. Harris, Row 3: K. Moore, J. Lesley, E. Spicer. Row 4 L. Readal, J. Carter, N. Davis, T. Smither- man, S. Hardin, T. Blackwell, K. Klemenc, J Hawkins Senior Lisa Brasher confers with sponsor Cx 1] leen Colley on the Muscular Dystrophy fund rais Ing came aign Principal Norman Payne enjoys the refreshment prepared by Honor Society members Forseeing The FUTURE “The main purpose of FHA is to ex- pand our understanding on making a bet- ter home for our future family,’’ says sophomore Sonya Peoples. During the activity periods that this club meets mem- bers and sponsor, Mrs. Junnie Craig, dis- cuss the annual FHA meeting in Mont- gomery. They also have special speakers to discuss different types of patterns for sewing, and how to make a better home life. S. Rutledge, T. Shamburger, M. Davenport e Row 2: S. Tripp, T. Jones, B. Killings- tow 3: M. Thom n, J. Towner, D. Young, S 2s Row 4: T. Staffney, C. Rutledge, T. Conwell 5. Russel, S. Connell, R. Emfinger, B. Tripg M. Gilmore, L. Shaw, T. Greer, Q V. DeVouid, S. Nix, M D. Loggins Say It With Roses One trend that has grown to be very popular at Montevallo High School is sending flowers and balloons on special occasions. Friends, boyfriends, and rela- tiges have it to be a nice touch to have these gifts sent to the school on birthdays and holidays. This is a good practice, but it can create probl ems. On Valentine’s Day the office machines room was literally filled with balloons, candy, and flowers. Many classes were interrupted to deliver these presents to surprised students. As a result, Principal Norman Payne instigated a new rule that prohibits the delivering of these gifts to the classes before 2:00. Sophomore Leah Baker ponders the sentimental present from a friend The Eyes Have It!! “It's a constant reminder of physical handicap,” says gl wearer Paula Williams. Does this ‘ it- 9 uation sound familiar? If it does then. “nay contact just popped out while | A Se twirling! Luckily it landed in my maybe you need to wear contact “fil lenses sHand.”’ Other students com- ain f- always getting dirt in their cts. Contacts are also ex- L tremely easy to lose. Many of the Students at MHS wear “‘soft’’ con- tact lenses. Senior Maya Metz says, “They are expensive, but worth it.”’ People switch to improve their appearance and others to improve their peripheral vision. Senior Jeff inopportune moments. rette Susan Hardin tells of the time when, picers eye? Although many students have turned to contacts, there are still a lot of students who wear glasses. Look around at all the new style frames. There are new shapes and sizes, along with colors. Weather causes some of the problems encountered by glasses wearers. Many glasses cloud-up on cold days. On rainy days, many stu- dents who wear glasses wish they had windshield wipers. There are differeing views about wearing glasses. Fran Agee says, ‘'l feel more attractive in glasses. | would rather wear them that not.”' There are some students who dis agreed. Of those students polled, the majority are happy with their glasses. Of those who were not pleased with their glassed it was be- cause they wanted contacts. Sophomore Laura Fancher states glasses is a bore.”’ “Wearing 6295 Fads And Fashions Montala Tels Ali Plans for the '84 Montala began during the summer at Auburn University. Editors Laurie Davidson and Taylor Blackwell re- turned with a basic theme and many ideas for layouts and copy As new staffers struggled through terms and technical skills, the veterans proved to be excellent pace-setters and teachers, working together to publich a year of memories. ‘‘New talents were dis- covered as creative copy and headlines reached my desk,’’ commented Mrs. Hei- di Ross, advisor. Business manager John Hawkins laughed, ‘Deadlines pose mass confusion!” P. Williams, M. Hood, R. Hicks, L Davis 3. Worthey, N. Davis, T. Blackwell, J. Haw Turner Leach, M. McClanahan Taking advantage of the new com puters, Seniors Shan Davis and Paula Williams work on the student index Business manager John Hawkins works on layouts for a deadline r Laurie Davidson and Organizations Editor Erin Spicer catch some students on film 5220 Yearbook Organizations C457 Organ zations Catch ' he Winning ODiIrit! It eral PF by injures Ms. mented: . eaders very en cious grovP: Chee reerlieade ars Varsity Cheerleaders Tina Compton, Wanda Sloan, Fran Agee, Paula Kimbrell Jenniter Wilder, Lori Roviestad Donna Harris, Laura Ar MHS Bulldog mascot Susie Montgomery takes a break at a basketball game the cheerleaders take a During the Thompson pep rally fall from their pyramid Cheerleaders Organizations Alive With Pleasure i It takes a lot of time and effort to be an MHS majorette. Not only must these girls practice with the marching band, but many extra rehearsals are needed. During July, the 1983-84 squad attended camp at Auburn University, receiving a superior plus for their performance. This group of six also made 1's at both the Minor and Thompson contests. Organizations Majorettes No Work, No Play The MHS Drama Club had another busy year. Beginning in late October the cast for the Trambauer Festival's entrant, “The Quiet Place,’’ began rehearsing for the district competition, December 3. The group earned a ‘‘good” rating In December, the Christmas produc- tion ‘‘Christmas Comes to Detroit Louie’’ was presented. The spring production, ‘Grandad Steps Out’’ was presented in May. Club members and their guests also attended two productions at the Celebrity Dinner Theatre, namely, On Golden Pond and No Time For Sargeants. In addition, several students and their sponsor at- tended productions performed at the Uni- versity of Montevallo L. Fancher, P. Phillig L. Rovelst R. Hicks, M. Hood, P F Nilliarr J. Wilder, L. Hick J iegrist. Row 2: T. Page, T. Hail, C. Graffo, k Klemenc, K. Cochran, B. Belisle, J. Edwards C. Fulmer, P. Stoudenmire, M. Metz. Row 3 Sailes, K. Thompsor Turner, D. Young B. Paschel, B. Tripp, L. Baker, E. Stewart, S Davis, ¢ Aller F. Shockley ARich, M Tryon, C. Pickett, L. Cardwell. Row 4: Thompson, J. Bolling, C. Sailes, J. Carter, B Lott. M. McClanahan, W. Leach, C. Frost, J J. Hawkins, D. Alexander, B. Morgar A. Hall We Are The 1S Preparation for marching season began a little later. The summer rou- tine that usually begins with Tues- day and Thursday afternoons in mid-July was omitted. Upon the first week of August, though, the rou- tine fell into place. At the Minor and Thompson Contests the hustle, spir- it, and pride of the Troubadours showed through and overcame the delayed practices. After marching season conclud- ed, the symphonic band, sporting new uniforms, earned superior rat- ings at District Contest. Toward the end of the year the Troubadours fur- ther perfected their music for the University of Montevallo and State Contests. Senior David Murphy helps the Troubadours earn a superior rating at Minor contest Drum major Shan Davis dazzles the crowd with his acrobatic ability At Minor contest, freshman David Grimes exhibits the intensity of competition Majorettes Michele Kelly and Paula Phillips conclude their half-time routine r The Flag Corps line up before performing for the judges 9220 Organizations Band BONTENTS: _. | JUNIORS _ J SOPHOMORES FRESHMEN James Acker Cathy Anderson Eric Bearden Darrell Beasley Amy Bice Slade Blackwell Chris Bomar Lamar Boothe Richard Brantley Janine Brasher Daniel Broadhead Rina Burdette Kristen Burrage DeAnna Bush Kayla Chambers Kara Childs Wayne Cofer Tammy Conwell Pamela Creel Kristie Cummings Steve Cummings Tracy Cunningham Charles Darden James Davis Charles Devinner Veronica DeVould John Dukes Jan Edwards Stephanie Edwards Rachele Emfinger Angie Epperson Scott Evans Teresa Farrington Monica Fields Lonnie Fulton Donna Gentry Michelle Gilmore Tracy Goggins Willie Goldsmith Freshmen Are Settlin’ In aft ¢ aT 1 touct r Charlie MHS’s Re-Active Lab After setting deserted for over 10 years., MHS’s science lab was renovated and reopened. With the instigation of new science in- structor, Mrs. Carol Czerw, came ideas that initialized the begin- ning of a new age of science at MHS. During the course of 4 months, Mrs. Czerw used fee money from science classes to restock chemicals and other equipment in the lab. Many stu- dents put in much time and effort to paint doors, wash beakers, check out chemicals, etc., to make sure everything was in its proper place. Mrs. Czerw then added new miscroscopes, extra beakers and numerous other items to renew interest in sci- ence. Before this year, many stu- dents complained about not be- ing able to see where their fee money spent since they never went into the lab. Mrs. Czerw ended all complaints with the first experiment. In the life science areas, she added two aquariums, a live tar- antula, a flying squirrel, and Vern, the rabbit. “Vern, Vern, Vern, Vern, Vern’ David Grimes Brian Hall Michele Hall Mike Hamilton John Hardin Kelvin Harrell Sandy Harris Staci Hayes Hoy Hughes James Ingram Randy Johnson Darla Jones Freshman John McMillan is attentive during the fina practice before a band competition 6 Oo Freshmen Classes BL Freshmen Adjust Ro Change For an incoming freshman, the giant step from Middle school to high school is a large shock. No more do they have to put up with the childish single file line down the hall, but freshman are now open to the chaos of the high school halls. Many memories can be ex- pected over the next four years. Not all reflections back on high school will be happy ones, but that is part of going through school. The freshmen have a great out- look about the next few years. DeAnna Bush says, “‘l really en- joy coming to school now. It’s really great.'’ The freedom allows time for required studying and having a little fun. Freshmen Rhonda Murray, Lisa Lawley and Sherry Yeager enjoy the new 1983 Montala Freshmen Angie Epperson and Pam Woods watch fellow classmates during break —— ¢ y. es oO Freshman Darla Jones proves Ag. is not just for boys Classes Freshmen Settlin’ In fi Joey Jones = Scott Jones Danny Kelly Belinda Killingsworth Michael Kimbrell Lisa Lawley Tommy Layton Debra Loggins Gina Lucas Kevin Lucas Maia McClain Alison McCullough John McMillan Kenneth Maddox Kerri Majors Reginald Mann Dimples Motes Rhonda Murray Tena Niven Demetrius Paschel Meg Perkins Baird Pickett William Potts Sheila Readal Eric Rochester Sharmon Russell Cecilia Rutledge Chris Sailes Jimmy Sailes Mary Anne Sailes Chris Sawyer Randy Smelley Steve Smith Tammy Smith Elaine Spicer Lloyd Thrash Charlie Tidwell Timothy Tidwell Fred Tolbert Marsha Tryon Jimmy Turnage John Turner Malium Walker Carla Watts Pam Woods Renee Woods Sherry Yeager On Character Day, freshman Eric Rochester imitates AC DC drummer Angus Young Od »shmen Classes C57) J At Trade Day, fres phomore Glenn D Dean Alexander Barry Allen Beth Allen Andy Anderson Laura Arnold Scott Austin Leah Baker Jonathan Bates Anita Bice Amy Boothe Lisa Burks Ralph Burke Alfred Cambell Latresa Cardwell Jonathan Carter Paul Childers Audra Clark Doug Compton Sophia Connell MichelleCreel Tina Creel Bryan Crump Jay Cummings Carla Dailey Reggie Darden Glenn Davis Kenneth Dukes Riley Duren Bobby Eddings Jay Edwards Lesslie Edwards Terry Edwards Renae Evans 006 C58) Classes Sophomores sophomores Are Standin’ Out Danny Fancher Laura Fancher Trey Fennell Marietta Fields Renee Fisher Lee Fulton Toney Gaddis Mark Gilbert Melissa Gilbert Cheryl Graffo Donna Grayson Tina Greer Jonathan Grimes Taffy Hall Karla Hawks i Marcella Hayes Danny Holmes iore Sean Roberts enjoys enjoys a relaxing game of soccer concentrating hard. Sophomore Sonya Pe les gives it her all Hard at work in the lunchroom, sophomore Carman Wolfe takes care in keeping nez Karla Hawks pauses for a smile after the Minor Marching Band Contest Laurie Langham Regina Langham Billy Lesley Ann Lilly Tommy Morris Dale Motes Cedric Nix Tracy Page 009 6 j aw Sophomores George Jackson and Jay Cay | Cummings take a brief break at their welding ; j in Ag Standin’ Out Kimberly Tolbert Charles Towner Keith White Denise Williams Carman Wolfe Veronica Young 9°20 Upper right: While drinking ‘‘the real thing’’, sophomore Laura Arnold breathes a sigh of relief after a tough marching | ympetition Fran Agee Angie Alexander Angie Allen Preston Bell John Bolling Andy Brindley Dolores Bullock Melanie Burnette Paul Bush Joey Cardwell Andy Chism Quentin Chism Kevin Colley Susan Cummings Melissa Davenport Bill Devinner Lisa Devinner Antonio Devould Michael Edwards Venita Fields Annette Fletcher Ricky Gaddis Tim Goggins Randy Goodwin Norman Grayson Douglas Green Tommy Hammett Kim Harris Scarlett Harrison Pam Hegepath Bobby Holsomback Johnny Holsombeck Trey Hughes David Hyde = wW? waa ed 5 Juniors Trey Hughes and Kevin Colley show pride in the pO , Auburn Tigers, as they prepare to go to a game Classes Juniors Juniors Are Steppin’ Up Graduation Exam Tests Competency Skills This year was the first year for the mandatory Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) for all students be- ginning with the 1983-84 Ju- niors. This test will be given on four different occasions, twice in the students’ junior year and twice in his senior year. The areas tested are basic math- ematical concepts, reading comprehension, and language skills. Students must pass all three parts in order to gra- duate. If any part of the exam is failed all four times a certifi- cate of attendance will be awarded in place of the diplo- ma. In addition, not only will graduation depend upon the passage of this exam but a student must also have earned at least 22 carnegie units. According to student Teacher, Scott Coburn, Juniors Carla Missildine and Bob Peete are ‘‘determining the amount of water content in the crysta- lization of copper-sulfate. " ’ Awsome Exams In addition to the graduation exam some students also took the Preliminary Scholastic Ap- titude Test (PSAT). This test was designed to measure the limits of Knowledge acquired by an individual. Any sopho- more through senior student can take the test after paying a fee of four dollars. The test is mainly used for practice for the scholastic aptitude test (SAT). This test is used for various reasons. Junior Bert Lott stated, ‘‘This test taught me how much | don’t know!” Although this test is not re- quired for all students going to college, it is a good idea to take it because it will prepare the student on the ACT. ‘| hate being short because | can’t see over peoples’ heads at football games.'’ — Charles De- vinner, Freshman. “don’t like being short be- cause people take advantage of me.’ — Chris Sailes, Freshman. “| hate being tall because most of the guys are shorter than | am.”” — Carla Missildine, Junior. You are one of many who suf- fer the disadvantage of height abnormalities. Being either too tall, or too short can bring on many problems. For example, Freshman Rachele Emfinger states, “| get bossed around a lot, | can’t play basketball, and | don't get to do as much as tall people, all because I’m short.”’ However, there are some ad- vantages of being short or tall. For instance, shorter people are Darryl Scott Becky Smith Leisa Smithermar Michael Steaphens 9299 s Juniors considered ‘“‘cute’’ they get out of trouble easily and are good at maneuvering through halls. Short people also have it easy when it comes to getting into foreign cars and desks. : On the other hand, tall people can reach things, climb trees and look through peep-holes on front doors more easily. Some disad- vantages to being altitudious are low door frames, short beds, and low shower heads. Senior Taylor Blackwell says, “‘It’s hard to kiss girls who are too short.” In addi- tion Stanley Hopkins observes, “most tall people have big feet and are skinny.”’ It is evident that there are both advantages to be- ing either too tall or too short. Junior Mike Jones is a regular GOLIATH next to freshman Rachele Emfinger steppin’ Up Joyce Stone Judith Towner Belinda Trips Sheila Tripp Jim Turner Becky Wail Dana Warren Jennifer Wilder Christy Williams Lefties — A Different Kind Of Discrimination hm group of people which is discriminated against but is not rec- ognized as a minority is left-handed people. In this world of right- handers, southpaws encounter many problems. Gearshifts, irons, cameras, and zippers all favor right- handers. At school, desks are made back- wards, even the so-called “‘left- handed desks’’ are of no help. Be- cause notebooks have the coils on the left side, lefties discover that everything they write smears on their hand Another thing to cause problems is the name. In French and Russian the words for left-handed also mean deceitful or underhanded. But to counteract the name, lefties are known to be more creative. Backing up this hypothesis are such creative geniuses as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Pablo Picasso. With such fellow left-handers as these, anyone should be proud to be a “south- paw’. It can definitely be said that lefties are ‘‘all right.”’ or Michele Kelly watches over her try experiment nior Lisa Devinner works around one of the probiems of being left-nanded Cheri Aller Ronny Argo Lester Arnold Tyrone Bell Taylor Blackwell Sharon Bolden Lisa Brasher Mark Broadhead Rita Brown David Bryant Eric Burrage Rodney Carsor James Carter Cynthia Chapman Jeff Chism Karen Cochran Tina Compton Monica Cottingham Dale Creel Carol Dailey Shan Davi Shawn Denni Ricky Dobson Jennifer Edward Kerry Emfinger Ellen Finley Cecil Frost Carol Fulmer [Dropping By The Shops “Working in the lab is a lot of fun, it’s a chance to really do something instead of just study- ing from books’’, comments freshman Kara Child. Many stu- dents who become involved in classes like Ag, Home Ec, Biol- ogy or Chemistry find that there is more to learning than just text- books. In subjects such as these, much class time is spent in giving students first hand experience. Woodworking, sewing, and lab experiments are an important part of learning. With the use of this experience the reasoning in- volved in solving various prob- lems can be seen more easily. Therefore, students may put this knowledge to practical use throughout their future. Sophomore Stann Mahan, operating a Bandsaw, demonstrates that girls study ing Agriculture as well as boys studying Home Economics is not uncommon Junnie Craig demonstrates to Juniors Carol Paschel and Lisa Devinner how to put in a waistband Freshman Marsha Tryon finds the microscope help- ful in locating one-celled animals Biology students learn from Mrs. Carol Czerw how to tell the age of a tree by the rings Sophomore Jonathon Bates looks on as his class- mate Terry Edwards planes a board in their third period Ag class Classes Donna Harr John Hawkir Kristi Hayes Mark Herror Lisa Hick Rebecca Hick Jerome Holmes Lisa Holsomback Mary Anne Hood Stanley Hopkins Renee Hughes Dwayne Jackson Robby Johnson Kay Klemenc Wade Leach Deline Lesley Jo Lynn Lesley Tabatha McCary Meador McClanahan Butch McGiboney es Seniors Montala And You Give Us A Memory The Montala staff has added excite- ment to its traditional method of deliver- ing yearbooks. To add pizzazz, they en- corporated a thirty minute break on a beautiful fall day. For the students’ enjoy- ment, a coke party was thrown. With this comfortable atmosphere, the students had a chance to enjoy their new books and reflect on the past year with their friends. Quarterbacking play Students of all ages skim through the new yearbooks in search of their pictures Classmates Lori Rovelstad and Veronica DeVould share a coke and a smile as they admire the 1983 Montala gee Tater Troubies To The Rescue After the Thompson Warriors de- feated our Bulldogs in September, a few male members of the band de- cided to get revenge. On Sunday, October 9, the Montevallo Trouba- dours defeated Thompson’s South- ern Sounds in a hard fought game of tackle football. Several questions arose at the beginning of the game: “Was the muscular guy who bench- Drum Major Shan Davis Junior Belinda Tripp and Sophomore Herman Purnell peer over the shoulder of Sophomore Renae F f Evans and regret not having theirs in hand es 450 Ibs. really in the band?” “Did the guy with the long beard really play a trombone with fourteen posi- tions?’’ But do not fear; the Trouba- dours’ awesome defense and de- manding offense ran over those Warriors. The Southern Sounds started the game off by making a quick touch- down, but that didn't scare those eagerly awaits the snap of the ball Troubadours. Senior Nicky Davis then demonstrated his miraculous speed with a 40-yard touchdown making the score 7-7. By the third quarter, the Troubadours were win- ning by 6 points. This wasn't enough for them, so they squeezed in One more touchdown before the game ended. Final score: 28-16! S Classes 009 Felecia Shockley Beth Sides Jennifer Siegrist Marcia Smelley Kim Smitherman Quenton Smitherman Tracy Smitherman Erin Spicer Kevin Staffney Pamela Staffney Penny Stoudenmire Salley Swain Kelvin Thompson Ralph Towner Anita Tryon Jim Wade Paula Williams Teresa Williams Barry Worthey Donita Dunn Classes Seniors ConTENTS: ° HOMECOMING PLAY PRODUCTIONS ° JUNIOR SENIOR PROM ¢ GRADUATION °¢ MISCELLANEOUS Wess ti 4A i Something To Treasure Homecoming court for 1983: Melody Thompson, Latressa Cardwell, Carol Fulmer, Michele Kelly, Donna Harris, Wanda Sloan, Amy Bice, and Suzat Rutledge Sophomore attendant Wanda Sloan examines ‘Monte’s’ paw as freshman attendant Melody Thompson keeps her eyes on the game above: Freshman attendant Amy Bice steps onto Stage for the lead out at the Homecoming dance above left: Senior Jerome Holmes escorts Home coming Queen Donna Harris at the lead out “The people, the court members, the excitement of being crowned Homecom- ing Queen and the wonderful dance that followed.”’ That’s what senior Donna Har- ris remembers most about Homecoming. What sticks out in your mind most about Homecoming Week? Was it the spirit days, Orange and Blue Day, Sadie Hawkins’ Day, Formal Character Day, In- side-Out Day and Hat Day? Maybe it was the balloons released at the game for the Great Balloon Race. Senior Clyde Sailes remembers ‘“‘How sad | was because it was the last home game and the last dance.”’ Junior Jim Turner commented, “Il remember how great the auditorium looked.”’ 0 Homecoming Student Life Something To Treasure Add The Golden Touch “And now her majesty the queen These were the magical words that highlighted the pregame show of Home- coming night. As the band played softly in the back- ground, the idea of Homecom- ing was evident in the mind of each individual in the crowd However, Homecoming is not just the crowning of a new queen each year. It is a con- tinuing tradition; a day preced- ed by a week of loyal support and enthusiasm. On each day of this week, members of the student body displayed many of the qualities that give this week its title, Spirit Week. This special week started on Monday, October 17th, with Character-Formal Day, and was followed by Inside-Out, Hair, Hat, and Shade Day, Sa- die Hawkins Day, and Orange and Blue Day. These fun filled days were succeeded by a fi- ery night with the annual bon- fire. As the sacrificial tiger was thrown into the flames, the vi- sion of the next day’s game presented itself to everyone. This night proved to be very special, not only to our newly crowned queen, Donna Harris, but for the victorious football team when they defeated B.B. Comer 24-0! A fire baton routine is traditional during half-time as showr by Sophomore Michele Creel Junior Michael! Martin shows off an authentic Confederate uniform at College Day during Spirit Week Student Life Homecoming The ripping aggressiveness the B.B. Comer Tigers While taking a quick break from the dance floor, our queen Donna Harris Stacy Hedrick, and Junior Jim Turner catch a few laughs Rebecca Hicks led the mum sales for the Spot ight Staf f during Home coming week Freedom Jam Rocks MHS In August, ‘Freedom Jam’ from St. Pe- tersburg, Florida, stunned MHSers with their fantastic sound and great energy The musicians showed how to have fun and stay out of trouble. The group stressed that drugs and alcohol are not cool. Yet, rock-n-roll can still be enjoyed with straight minds. The student council sponsored the event and hopes to have them back Such songs as ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Something’, by Michael Jackson; ‘Faith fully’ by Journey; Def Leppard and Van Halen hits blasted through the auditorium to the screams o f the student body An air-guitar contest was held with sen- iors Larry Readal and Tracy Smitherman walking away with the prize ammMer MHS concert goers look on while quitarist rocks the 00, Student Life Freedom Jan The Right Stuff Cheers!! Screams!! Excitement!! All of these emotions were witnessed at Fisher Stadium at the annual Montevallo Orange vs. Blue game. On March 12, 1984, the Montevallo Bulldogs divided and lined up for battle. For some players this was their first competitive challenge in the sport of football. The Blue presented a strong offense, scoring 34 points with Andy Chism leading the pack. The Orange team members retaliated with a score of 8 — but the force of the Blue was overwhelming Student Life Is Student Life is more than organized sports and clubs. It is raising money for uniforms, making friends with elders and supporting our teams. Student life is involve- ment in school. 7 si « se” Student life is helping with elementary track and field and Special Olympics. It is participation in school func- tions and cleaning the school for the accreditation t eam. It is being a friend, a twin, and, most of all, part of Montervallo High School!!! You don’t have to be smart Just Dedicated For all those hours spent study- ing, for all those sleepless nights; for all those research papers and tests, for everything you do to become “the best you can be,”’ “‘this one’s for you.”” The 27th annual awards day is for all those people who were willing to give up a little fun for a lot of glory in the end. This day is their day, honors day for the achievers at MHS. A lot of work goes into awards day. For months and years ahead of this day students must constantly aim for top grades and good attitudes. Dr. Linda Mahan spoke at this year's awards day encouraging students to do their best. She caught everyone's atten- tion by using Michael Jackson as an example of determination. After- wards students returned to their classes with more incentive to achieve something. for their ef Valedictorian Susan Hardin and Salutato forts rian Erin Spicer proudly pose for a pi 6290 Student Life Awards Day ture The Presidents Award — Larry Readal; Theron Fisher Award — Taylor Blackwell; Good Sports- manshit Barry Worthey Senior John Hawkins receives Air Force ROTC Scholarship for full paid 4 years tu Scholarship Winners — Nicky Davis, Taylor ition. John plans to use the scholarship at Blackwell, Ricky Dobson, Larry Readal, Susan Georgia Tech Hardin, John Hawkins, Tyrone Bell, Erin Spicer Awards Day Student State chele Kelley; American Andy Brindley, Mi Award Taylor Blackwell and Hardin; D.A.R Good Citizen Keith Moore; Danforth Award Scarlett Harrison and Kevin Colley Boys and Girl l egion ousan Miss Su: sie DeMent prepares for Awards Day cere- monies Schc Susar 0] letters for Students with All A's Burt Lott, Hardin and Erin Spicer Awards Day Student Life Puttin’ On The Ritz I a It's a certain look, a special and feeling. It's style, it's class —' what it takes to be the ‘perfect pr as son’. Not just anyone can become one, but on May 12, 1984 at the MHS junior senior prom everyone in attendance looked and acted the part of the perfect prom person On the following pages one can see: 1. Perfect prom people dancing 2. Perfect prom people eating 3. Perfect prom people having a perfectly peachy time So take notes and remember ‘When you've got it, you've got it and they definitely have it’’. Puttin’ On The Ritz Mike Stephens and Michael Martin chat with Wade Leach and his date Student Life Prom It was a night of many emo tions on May 24, 1984, as 100 students received their diplomas in Palmer Auditorium. Guest speaker Victor Poole spoke to the grauates about their future Valedictorian Susan Hardin posed the question ‘‘What is your purpose in life?’’ in her address A reception was held in the (MHS) auditorium where parents friends, and faculty chatted with the honored students. From the reception many would travel home, but others would head for Florida, Gulf Shores and other Senior celebra- tion sports to enjoy their free- dom. a F -oole speaks to the graduation ¢ — their exuberence in a toast to the future WY © oO. © ies j— © = © © oul Dreams That Last A Lifetime Several people throughout the year found time out from the daily school routine to live out their dreams, achieve something extra, or just better themselves. For Kara Child and Susan Hardin, it was being in a dance troop. For FFA members it was winning such awards as the Chapter Award, Building Our American Communities Award, and the Superior Chapter Award. For Carol Fulmer, Kevin Staffney, Michael Jones, Carol Paschel and Jimmy Roch- ester, it was helping out in the Special Olympics held at the Theron Fisher Stadium. For Susan Hardin it was becoming one of the top 10 finalists in the State Junior Miss Pageant. It is very important to set goals and to dream, but it is even more important to carry those goals out and to achieve. So, starting now, make a wish and set a few goals; but always remember, we are what we want to be and we can become anything we want, if we only try. FFA Officers for 1983-84: Bob Peete, Robby Johnson, Jonathan Bates, Timmy Nash, Norman Payne, Rick Perry and Michael Martin Bob Peete prepares his steer for the big show Kara Childs limbers up at dance class Susan Hardin warms up before en ing her favorite hobby danc Student Life Spirit — A Thing Of The Past What happened to all the spirit in the '83 pep rallies? Students have always shown their loyalty to the Bulldogs by yell- ing at the pre-game pep rallies. However, as the football team moved up in the rat- ings, spirit dropped. The downward plunge began when the ‘‘class competi- tion’” was suddenly cut out. The class rivalry added excitement and helped to pep up the team. The football players are more than just part of a team; they belong to one of the classes and enjoy the spirit of competition. This form of cheering was a unique way to involve each of them with all the other students. One of the football players commented, “The best part of the pep rallies was when the classes competed.”’ The thrill of a pending championship was not evident at the rallies. Instead, the spirit diminished weekly. Isn't it better to have everyone cheer than only a handful? Student Life US Coach Bobby Pierson and “‘the band’’ get the school Seniors Jeff Gentry, Kevin Staffney, and Kelvin Thompson sh¢ at Pep Rallies jamming at a Pep Rally w how MHS class spirit booms Miss Susie DeMent holds spirit together with her attire, banner: speeches orange and blue and bulletin boards for athletic seasons, and bor Decisions The game of chess is hard to understand, and even more diffi- cult to play. It involves extreme concentration, and an ability to visualize an opponent's move be fore it occurs Within the school, chess was played by those few enthusiasts, at every break, and two out Senior David Murphy sting A closer view shows _ Decisions or kins plans his strategy as _ Decisions standing chess players emerged Junior Jim Turner and his brother John, a freshman, showed their excellence by winning the school competition and advancing to the county tournament. There, John received first place while Jim placed second, each repre- senting his grade level KS On in anticipation while Senior John Haw- the strategy is carried out Student Life »nomore Norman Payne take time chat thy y In an effort to get involved, sophomore 5 gomery, Aka Monte, not only succeeded sted school spirit Catch That Bulldog Spirit What possible satisfaction could a per- son get out of running around in bulldog suit cheering at football and basketball games? Sophomore Susie Montgomery has always had a lot of school spirit but did not know how to express it. She got the idea for a ‘‘dress-up’’ mascot from several colleges, and then her mother made her the costume There were several problems which the Monte costume caused. During the Au- gust and September football games, Su- sie got hot. Besides the heat during the early season, Susie had very limited visi- bility and fell several times. One of the most discouraging problems, however, was that the opposing teams’ fans often jeered at her and on occasion even hit her! To Susie, though, ‘‘It is all worth it when | make someone smile. " ’ Jane Grant, discussed the various differences between American sh teenagers L ive An Adventure During the month of October, there was a unique visitor on campus. Jane Grant, a seven- teen year old English girl, won a trip to Alabama after writing an essay on the importance of youth in the Friendship Force. She stayed a week with Sophomore Jonathon Grimes and Freshman David Grimes as a part of the Friendship Force Exchange Pro- gram. Visiting the U.S. was a new ex- perience to Jane. While here she tasted her first iced tea, rather than hot tea which is served in her native England. In addition, she noticed many differences in the school systems. ‘‘Academics are stressed more in our schools than they are here,’ Jane com- mented. She also mentioned that in England, as in America, ‘‘The Who " , “Duran Duran”, “The Clash’, and ‘‘The Police’, are very popular on the rock scene. Another popular item in England is McDonald's Big Mac. After an exciting week in the U.S., Jane returned to England where she was required to write a paper about the American school system. Student Life »°20 OY In Search Of Auburn University, the University of Alabama, Bessemer Tech., St. Vincent's School of Nursing, and The University of South Alabama were just a few of the colleges represented at college career day. This program, held during October in Main dormatory at the University of Mon- tevallo, gave students the chance to learn more about various universities. Juniors and Seniors were able to speak with re- presentatives as well as obtain pam- phlets, applications, and catalogs, from the institutions of their choice. This day not only helps students to decide which college to attend, but also gives insight into various career opportunities. Seniors David Murphy and Tracy Smitherman dis- cuss the School of Engineering at the University of Alabama with MHS alumni Robert Lightfoot Seniors Ricky Dobson and Taylor Blackwell talk with a representative from Auburn at Montgomery about their Athletic program Student Life Freshman Diana Bush digs through her locker in an effort to find books for her next class Cleaning locker clutter is a common chore as shown by Junior Carol Paschel Coming At You!!!! MONTEVALLO Tolbert, y the University ¢ ntevallo at ¢ and Becky Smith enjoy rf Me yt 33-11-7. A click then locker 63 opens and a shower of books pours out onto is heard, the unlucky occupant. This scene is quite familiar in the halls and occurs several times a day. Many pupils stuff their lockers with books, clothes, food, umbrellas, and other es- sentials until the compartment is so full the owner is bombard- ed each time the locker is opened. On the other hand, there are some students who keep their lockers unbelievably clean and neat. The interiors often reveal the owners’ personality. Many decorate their lockers with any- thing from pictures of friends, rock stars, GQ Men, or beautiful women to philosophical sayings, nametags, and bum- perstickers. s020 Ka Student Life Sleeping in c relaxer for Senior Quenton Smitherman Senior Nick Davis catches a quick catnap before cx S a Common problem for teachers ntinuing the Absolute Repose Remember the nap time offered in pre-school? If it were offered now, would you turn it down? Most feel that it would come in handy about 10:30 A.M. mid third period, or right after lunch. During this time, the awake and awareness of the new day has worn off and the remnants of the late hours of the night before or the early hours of this morn reappear. This midday ex- 6220 C02) Student Life haustion is usually caused by after school jobs or activities that lead into the wee hours. While studying, Senior Kay Klemenc catches a Exhaustion hits after Shockley ok wards get Acre Farm Center Alabaster Animal Clinic A.R.A. Services Austin Auto Parts Balloons Unlimited Birmingham Rubber Gasket Brown Moulding Dr. Bordenca Mr. Jimmy Burnette Craft’s Unlimited Coca-Cola Co. Cole Equipment Jim Turner The County Store Crystal Gas Dari-Delite Dogwood Grove Baptist Church The Durne Family Ed- ward’s Diesal Galloway Gulf Garrett Tire Sales Healthy Harvey’s Sheet House John Hawkins The House of Serendipity Holcombe Building Supply Philip C. Hubbard Je’Reo’s Kiddie Korner Inc. 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Concert Band, 2, 3. Drama Club, 4. Office . Biology Club, 2. FFA, 1, intelectual, 4. ax A Honor il, 4. Football, 1, 2, 3, 4. a Club, 3, 4. Health Club, 2. Office Aid, 4. ty, 4. Spotlight, 3, 4, 4. Football, 1, 2, 3, 4. rs, 3, 4. FHA, 1. Office ociety of Distinguished , 3. Drama Club, 2, 3. Brazzell, Brindley, ) ‘ Ce on, | R odney Carter, ial e Ao Ae Carter, Jon 58, 36, 49 Chambers, Kayla 54 Chapman, Cynthia 66 Child, Kara 54, 36, 41 Chil aul 58 Chism, 107, 62, 7 Chism, Je ey 7 Chism, Quinten 62, 7 lols Cochran, Karen 66, 49 wards, Jag Clark, Audra 58, 31 dwards, Ja Cofer, Wayne 54, 31 Edwards, . Colley, Kevin 62, 30, 41 Edward _ Compton, Doug 58, 7 Edwaré Compton, Tina 66, 34, 47, 49 Edwa : Connell, Sophia 58, 43 739, , Conwell, Tammy 54, 43 , Cottingham, Monica 66 Cottingham, Timothy Creel, Dale 66 Creel, Michelle 78, 5884, Creel, Pamela 54-7” Creel, Ti rian 58 mings, Jay 58, 60, ie 54 ummin teven 54, Cummings, Susan 62 Cunningham, Tracy 54 Dailey, Carla 66 w Fisher, € Dailey, Carol 58, 31 Fisher, R Darden, Charles 54, 31 _ mmm” ercher, Darden, Reggie 58, 307 Frost, Cr Darden, Tammy 67 Ful Davenport, Melissa 62, 43 Davidson, Laurie 67, 45, 42) 41 Davis, James 54, 31 Davis, Glenn 58, 30 Davis, Nicki 67, 102, 45, 4 127 s, Debra = 64, 36 , Gina 57 cas, James 116, 8, 7 Lucas, Kevin 57, 31 Lucas, Steve 64 McCary, Ene McCary, T. abathe McClain, h Wr 1, | 89, 49, 12 , Lisa 70, 49 Le J , Be eT 41, 49 P aschel, Carol™@8, 101, 64 Paschel, Demetris 57, 31 Paschel, Jan sPaschel, Sheila 71 Patrick, Doug 30 Patrick, Jeff 71 © Payne, Norman 98, 61, 7, 3 Pearson, Timothy 64 Peete, Bert 64, 30, 51 te, Bob 64, 7, 30 P80pies, Sonya 59, 61, 43 Peoples, rotteeiiinle _ Pe@tes, Thaddeus s, Meg 57, 39, 41 fy, Rick 71, 30 ps, Paula 64, 34, 45, 52,6 39, 49 se PPiekett, Baird 57, 30, 34 Pickett, Cynthia 61, 39, 49 ; Pickett, Jackie 61, 7, 30 “ Potts, William 57 Prentice, Anthony 64, 8, 7, 37 Price, Scott 64, 30 Pruitt, Debra 71 Purnell, Bonita 71 Purnell, Herman 73 Rainey, Russell 64 Readal, Larry 3, 71, 30, 42, 41 Readal, Sheila 57, 36 Reed, Barney 64 Reid, Allen 64 Rich, Ani ta 64, 49 Rich, Darla 61, 31, 34, 49 Roberts, Sean 2, 59, 61, 7 Rochester, Eric 57, 31, 51 Rochester, Jimmie 61, 30 Ross, Angela»64 Ross, Robert 61, 12, 7 Roverstad, Lori 72, 61, 47, 39, 49 ‘ “SS r " Sailes, Larr Simpson, Debra = x by ig o al herford, y Rutledge, ¢ Rutledge, ¢ Rutledge, Freeman 64, Rutledge, Wesli m5, Rutledge, lay 61 Rutledge, Suzat 77 = Rutledge, Terry , 04 = on epha 71, Sailes, Chris 57 Sailes, Clyde 7 Sailes, Jimmy 61 Sailes, Mary An Siegrist, Jennifer 74, 3am Sikés, Norma a AG Sloan, Wanda 77, 61 r. Smelley, Randy 57 Smith, Becky 101, 64 Smith, Steve 57, 31 Smith, Ta-my 57 Smitherman, Jeff 3, 5 Smitherman, Kim 74 Smitherman, Leisa 64 Smitherman, Quenton§ 109, 30, 43, Smitherman, 100, 51, 42, : Spears, Steve 619 Spicer, Elaine 575340 Spicer, Erin 38, 44, 45, 4: Staffney, Kevin. 14, 06, 1Diat 30 a Staffney, Pam 74 Staffney, Tara 43 : Staffney, Tracy 61 Steaphens, Michael 64 Stone, Joyce 65 Stoudenmire, Penny 74, 36, 49 Swain, Sally. 74 . te Swift, Rickie 61 gis) 430) : ; ia 57, 43 s ; Tolbert, Tolbert OO Towner, Charlé F ¥ Kei , 1 iider, Je bhifer 65, 34, 47, 39, a, Denise 61 Bulla 74, 34, 45, 42, ¥ ‘ man, 60, 61, 34 Bnalc ' OOS Sam 00, 57 ds) Renee 57 , Barry 74, 10, 9, 7,,45, 41 Yeager, Sherry 56, 57 Young, Darlene 43, 49 Young, Veronica 61 m A Cut Above Many believe that when a group joins together and does a job successfully, it is unfair to single out one and honor him. But occasionally there arises a time when one stands above the rest and therefore is recognized for his uniqueness. In our faculty, there is a certain someone who pulls her weight and other's as well Colleen Colley holds the title of counselor, but she does much more. Together, she, Mr. Payne, and Miss DeMent arrange the class schedule for the year. Alone, she organizes the freshmen orientation presentation that is made during May by the Honor Society students. She also registers these new students, an average of 110 per year, and the students who move to our school system during the year. She has advised the Honor Society in and year out since she has been with Montevallo High. With these students, she plans fund raisers for charity groups like the March of Dimes and Multiple Schlerosis. Teacher Appreciation Days are also held for the faculty. On these days, members of the Society bring foods and drinks to her office so that the teachers may stop by during the day for refresh- ments. At the end of the year, she organizes the Honor Society tappings. For this, she plans speeches, orders chords for the members and holds practices to make sure everything runs smoothly All testing, like ACT, SAT, PSAT, ASFAB, AHSEG, CAT, and Basic Compe- . “x tency, are carried out through - iy her. After these results return, _ she discusses with the group ¥ what they made, what the scores % mean, and how to use them. On an individual basis, she guides the young adults in their plans to continue their education. This in- cludes College Day Program held at the University of Montevallo, E-Days at Alabama and Auburn, and other special days set aside for high school students held at other institutions. In preparation for college, she sends all high school transcripts and the need- ed permanent records to the ap- propriate college Within our Community she also plays an extremely important role. She’s a Deacon at the Uni- versity Baptist Church; she gives parties for her husband’s coun- seling students. Not to mention, she always has an ear, a shoulder and a minute when one is need- ed Mrs. Colley shows her on the Friday before Thompson football game spirit On Teacher Appreciation Day, mem bers of the Honor Society bring cook- ies, cakes, cokes, and make fresh cof fee for the teachers to snack on during the day niest thing how we, as hu wnat we have Actually, if people, again never realize until we no nave it one thinks about it, most being humans, always want what they can’t have. We, as teenagers, are told by our elders that these are the best But we, as teenagers, man beings onder years of Our lives are constantly looking forward to the years to come. Why do we not acknowl- eage what we have now a high not the Dest, but what is ac complished durinc these years. The grades, the the experiences, the people and friends what makes it worthwhile During these years all of these strides are taken with unity, as one schoo Year’ are together _.. To Be Continued ... ‘‘Now The Excitement Begins’ was not chosen just for the theme of this book. It was selected because it symbolizes every day and experience, and change, and feeling that someone has some- time during his or her life. So therefore, it does not end here. It restarts tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, and to carry t ks ir hown by Antonio Devold Taylor Blackwell a “ Barry Worthey Shan Davis Paula Williams . _ Rebecca Hicks . inngteciieaie™ = " John Hawkins r ‘ Nick Day : Meacor Malan Jim Turner : he Fads Fashions Mary Anne Hood -- Advisor Heidi Ross Photographers Wade Leach Kevin Colley - a e . i mom, a a an S99 PPPOE 2D Saeee rw one eee PIAA aon ; 2 Ss = - os enon SE ED a


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