Montevallo High School - Montala Yearbook (Montevallo, AL)

 - Class of 1986

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VONIALA ——— ae Daydreaming ... A Means Of Escape When there’s a huge English test next period, and you left your Lit. book in your locker; when your 100 leaf collec- tion is due in Biology tomorrow, and you don’t know the difference between a peach and a pecan tree; when the lec- ture you’ re listening to turns to jabberish and the hum of the air conditioner drones on and on, what do you do? A large percentage of MHS students invol- untarily resort to daydreaming. Drifting off into special memories, wishes, or an imaginative illusion can often relieve the tension of a hectic day. Daydreams pro- |. — Se 2. STUDENT LIFE ee ee UUENT LIFE vide an escape from reality, a chance to overcome frustrations, or satisfy hidden wishes. Although most students only recognize daydreams as short mental breaks, they often improve ambitions and initiate inventions and artistic cre- ations. Daydreams have resulted in break-through scientific discoveries, classic musical compositions, and mar- vels of inventions. Who knows what ge- nius can come from inattentive, day- dreaming students only trying to escape the pressure of high school life? Typical of his laid-back lay Cumming Dressed Hawaiian from head to toe ; seniors Carol Harris, Wanda Sloan Go Hawaiian! That was the Audra Clark, and junior Dana Hayes fit attitude for most MHS’ers on in well in the tropical environment of September 22, 1985. The Jr. sella elas class sponsored a Luau at the Exhibiting their affectior Mr College Faculty Lake House to Boo " Belisle, members of the Junior raise money for the 1986 Sees Present et with a surprise birth- prom. Jr's Slade Blackwell a . m and David Grimes painted a — aan building in return for four doz- en silk screened T-shirts with “Luau Mania’ on the back. Luau Mania only raised eighty dollars but the fun everyone had was worth a lot more. “This was a very unique birthday. The cake was a surprise — especially when we discovered someone had already helped them- selves to a piece. | loved sharing the occasion with everyone and pigging out on the cake that was left over. | think | had as much fun as anyone, maybe more. It was beautiful!”’ While taking a breather from nor- mal weight lifting ex- ercises, Tim Nabors imagines himself with a weight-club T- shirt Unable to concen- trate on U.S. Histo- ry, junior Sheila Re- deal's mind wanders to captivating thoughts STUDENT LIFE 3 After a while, school days become long and monotonous. MHS students find many ways of escaping the days’ hectic schedule. Be it talking with friends or sit- ting alone in a “‘quiet’’ place, everyone needs a little time to unwind and relax. The four minutes between classes may seem like a short time to break into a locker, dig through the rubble, finally find the necessary books, then make a mad dash to the next class, but it gives stu- dents a short reprieve to do what they want. Although four minutes is barely enough time in which to do the necessary things, it does allow a short chat with friends or a stop by the Coke machine for a Caffeine fix. Many MHS’ers gaze longingly at the clock waiting for the little hand to reach the 12 and the big hand to reach the 1. School’s problems often disappear at the magical moment of 12:05 when the long awaited BREAK begins! As the bell rings, students stampede the halls, attack their lockers, and dash outside to soak up the sun, lie in the grass, or play a traditional game of frisbee. This ten minutes passes more quickly than does any one minute of any other class of the day. Before anyone realizes break is even half over, it is 12:15 and time to venture off for another excit- ing fifth period. Junior Meg Perkins com- ments, “The bell ending break is my least favorite one of the day.” Tracey McElroy, Karen McPherson, Glenda Pamela Creel and Jan Edwards take Scott Swann and Dean Alexander Lawley, and Tracy Duren discuss the frisbee a breather at break discuss the upcoming band show. throwing at break -_— See 4 STUDENT LIFE Barry Allen and Joy Holladay share a joking moment while relaxing at break John McMillian listens as Eric Rochester Valorie Herron, Tyron Goodwin, Carla Dailey, Core 5 snickers at his own joke and Christa Loggins relieve the tensions of STUDENT LIFE LIFE the day in the sunshine Ann Parker's 7th period Art class requires more than just artistic ability; it also calls for concentration which is obvious on Sophomore Kristie Pate’s face ‘| dread the day when | won't walk the path any more, because | look forward to walking it to practice as much as | do to the walk back. Even though I’m tired and hungry and thirsty, the path seems to get shorter and shorter as the season goes on.”’ — John Mayhall = PRIDE = PRIDE ... the pleasure or satisfaction taken in one’s work, achievements, or possessions. If you ask a student or faculty member what pride is to him, his reaction would more than likely be: ‘Umm, | don’t know ... '’ But, he would be correct as there is not a definite answer. Coach Richard Gilliam says that he can only moti- vate his teams with the constant reminders of the Webster's definition and of who they are represent- ing: “‘The best high school in the county, their homes and families, and God’s Creation.”’ Principal Norman Payne stresses that pride is not defined, but rather developed. He explains that through the excellent athletic and band programs, and with top-notch teachers the SENSE of pride is set next to and equal to the highest standards. Both Coach Gilliam and Mr. Payne agree that pride is a secular term for doing things God’s way. They are also in agreement that the elimination of those who lower the high standards of pride is neces- sary. If pride is so developed, then there are certain essential elements. Strong leaders and willing follow- ers make for a more pleasant environment, and the leaders must set the standards — HIGH!!! es 6 STUDENT LIFE we STUDENT LIFE actice, Senior g King goes develops “| look forward to each part of practice everyday, because it im- proves me as an individual and it teaches the meaning of working to- gether as a team. | enjoy it personal- ly, because it improves me mentally and physically as it prepares me for future competition in life.’’ — Clint King STUDENT LIFE p= nk gf National Recognition For MHS Students aek Kwon do. For centuries this Korean marital art has developed alongside the more popular style of Japanese Karate. Recently, however, T.K.O. has sparked interest among people young and old alike as a form of exercise and discipline. This interest has extended to the locale of M.H.S. where a number of students partici- pated in the United States Tae Kwon Do Alliance National Tournament at Birmingham Southern College. The compe- tition included various levels of forms and free-sparring. Forms are rythmic sequences of techniques used to dem- onstrate ones’ proficiency in T.K.D. Free-sparring is par- ticularly demanding and sometimes dangerous. It involves 2 participants who engage each other in sparring rounds similar to boxing, but with a lower degree of contact. The fighter who scores the most blows against his or her oppo- nent wins. Sophomore Tracy Duren captured two first place tro- phies in the Jr. Red belt Division. Her brother (senior Riley Duren) placed third in the National Black Belt Middleweight Division. Other MHS students who received awards were Karen McPherson, Lamar Boothe, and Jay Edwards. Jon Carter and Ky McPherson also participate in the Montevallo Tae Kwon Do class at the Rectional Build- ing. — —e eee ere ___8 STUDENT LIFE Sophomore Tracy Duren draws “‘first blood” for a first place victory over her opponent Jay Edwards demonstrates total concentration as he strives to win. Through the years at Monte- vallo High School we all share our lives with a group of people we call friends. They help us through our troubled times and share with us their happiness. A bond is cre- ated between friends that no act of Congress can sever or any be- ing pull apart. They stick together through thick and thin and share with each other special secrets. Friendship is abundant at Mon- FRIENDSHIP: THE REAL POWER BEHIND MHS tevallo, not only between people but between the whole school. We all felt sadness at the loss of certain friend and the defeat of our Bulldogs. We all shared the happiness of our troubadours scoring straight I’s and the suc- cess of the majorettes, flags, and cheerleaders. The friendship shared by the whole student body is what makes ou r school sO special. a The fun of spending time together with friends can be seen in the faces of juniors Marsha Tryon and Cathy Anderson Break — the perfect time for friends, like Chris Sawyer and Dean Fennell, who have intense girl watching sessions. Freshmen Lauren Colley, Melissa Payne, and Benetta Harrison sometimes use break to do home- work or study for tests the next period. What is friendship? Ask Cindy Robbins and Audra Clark. STUDENT LIFE 9 See ee STYLE — that unique flair that sets one apart from all the rest. That distinguishing characteristic that expresses each per- sonality. Everyone has it, whether it’s in the clothes he wears, the way he talks, or the things he does and how he does them. The style of each student and faculty member joins together to give Montevallo High Shool its own distin- guishable style. High fashion in clothes demands constant attention to ever-changing whims and a taste for creativity. While some like to follow trends and occasionally dare to be different, others are more comfortable with a more conservative way of life. Although the fashion this year splashes brightly colored plaids and the revival of paisley, many are happy in traditional oxfords or T-shirts and Levi's Stephanie Edwards 2n a foiled stunt cannot daunt the latest fall fashion witt Cathy Andersor plaids and oversized shaker sweat- Laura Arnold ers maintains his age even as through an rings aters and are favorites of Sr. Stann Mahar Style on wh ‘ Nn Maha Gilbert h in their vehicles The laid-back attitude is evident of those who at break sit in their own particular place and watch those of a more carefree spirit playing frisbee. And the fact that many students prefer to go dancing on the weekend con- trasts with those who just like to meet with a few close friends and enjoy a simple night in town. The style of each person is represen- tative of his or her personality just as the style of Montevallo High represents each student or faculty member. To- gether, they make an atmosphere to be proud of. Bad Boys — leaders of the Bulldogs, senior foot- ball players Daily outfits of Levis and oxford shirts typify many MHS students -_ ——SS ee 12 STUDENT LIFE Senior Beth Allen shows her love of novel sweat- shirts and cropped jeans Senior La Tresa Cardwell follows the trend of big, bold earrings and bead necklaces Many Montevallo students express their adventuresome spirit by driving motorcy- cles instead of cars ee STUDENT LIFE 13. We’d Like To Mention S-Pel-R-e| Clear, blue skies, gentle, warm breezes, a varsity football team, a band, and a spirited student body set the scene for a new tradition The Varsity Cheerleaders orga- nized two pep rallies that were held on the front steps and campus. ‘‘Ex- terminate the Calera Eagles’’ be- came the theme for the rally to boost spirit against Calera. Senior Sean Roberts commented, ‘‘Sweet Revenge. that’s all | was thinking; ‘sweet, sweet revenge’.’’ On Sep- 14 STUDENT LIFE tember 20, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Principal Norman Payne an- nounced that the student body needed to report to the front steps to ‘‘Put out Thompson's fire!’ obvi- ously, ‘‘Fire up with SPIRIT!’’ was an excellent choice of themes. Even though the setting changed the monotony of the gym, the spirit was not the same. With the students left without wall, the feeling was dis- persed ‘One. We being led by Junior Cathy ior Laura Arnold Ain't recognition great? Sen leans forward to acknowledge the Varsity football tear Senior majorettes Anita Bice Creel ‘hit it’ on the last the Lost Ark beat from Raiders of ee - AWA a tball player Sea during the Calera pep rally ‘Put out Thompson's what Mr student b« STUDENT LIFE 15 The Class of 1989 patiently awaits their senior ‘‘Big-Brothers " ’ or ‘‘Big-Sisters”’ Senior Jon Carter and Freshman Jennifer Dawson congregate on the morning of the ‘“‘Big-Brother’’ Program STUDENT LIFE Let’s Go ... CRAZY! In an effort to promote school spirit during Home- coming Week, students were given extra freedom to ‘‘go a little crazy’’. Greasers, cowboys, pigs, wolves, soldiers, junkies, and vice cops were only a few exam- ples of personalities students portrayed. Sophomore Cindy Robbins and Senior Ralph Burke were the win- ners of the 50’s Day. For character day, sophomore Wendy Chandler and junior Mike Shotts were picked for most original personalities. Orange and blue day win- ners were junior Meg Perkins and senior Larry Sailes. Happy days are here agair IS SOPhomore Cindy Robbins and senior Ralph Burke dis piay their fifties attire The three little pic Audra Clark, Stann Ma ; oe Student Life 17 han, and Laura Arnold catch Mike Shotts the big bad we f? " The GALA Event Was As Michele Kelly, Homecoming Queen 1984, crowned Senior Wanda Sloan the Homecoming Queen for 1985, the climax of the Pre-Game festivities had at last arrived. The Troubadours saluted Miss Sloan with the Alma Mater: and as the court left the field, the parents of our 1985 Bulldogs made their entrance. When all of the parents had been recog- nized, a word of appreciation was given to returning alumni The Homecoming Court was ruled by Wanda Sloan, with Sen- ior attendants Taffy Hall and Karla Hawks; Junior attendants — Cathy Anderson and Melody Thompson; Sophomore repre- sentatives — Cindy Robbins and Sandra Sloan; while Freshman honors went to Melissa Payne and Suzanne Child. The court and their escorts were not sub- jected to a climatic tantrum like the one in the previous year; as fans, guests, and band members were made only to tolerate a light haze and occasional drizzle EN 18 HOMECOMING throughout the entire gala event The Homecoming Half-Time Show consisted only of the Marching Troubadours, because Briarwood had no band. The show was “jazzed up a little bit’’ when senior members and the Drum Corps performed the show completely in dark sunglasses The majorettes were spotlighted in a lights out fire-baton routine to the feature tune, ‘| Go to Rio.” Before the exit began, recogni- tion was given to the Senior members for all of their years of dedication; to which they re- sponded with a modified Class cheer. Senior Stann Mahan put chills on everyones’ spines as she played her ‘‘Ice Castles’’solo at her final Homecoming Half-Time Show As the football oriented even- ing wound down, the only occur- ence that dampered the event was the loss of the game to the Briarwood Lions in the last thirty seconds of play Junior Maia McClain escorts Junior Melody Thompson during the pre-game festivities on the football field ongratula ay Cummings Sandra uquet of Sr. Keith Major: Cathy Anderson along with a sincere ¢ ment and a kiss od 20 STUDENT LIFE Homecoming queen Wanda Sloan and her Sr. escort John Mayhall, en- joyed their special dance along with the other attendants “The lead-out walk seemed to be a long one, but seeing such a good friend at the end of it helped so much, " ’ comments Sr. Taffy Hall of her escort Sr. Lesslie Edwards Obviously enjoying her evening, Sr Karla Hawks looks into t he eyes of her escort Steve Wilkinson (MHS 82) “| have always wanted to be crowned Queen, and my dream has finally come true. It was an honor knowing that two of my closest friends and my father were standing along with me, and that my mother was sitting in the stands in front of me with tears in her eyes. " ’ Wanda Sloan, 1985 Homecoming Queen. Homecoming: Suspense, Excitement, Memories P enaps the single most important event of the football season is Homecoming. From the suspense of the decision of the Homecoming Queen, to the excite- ment and sense of loyalty expressed by alumni return- ing to their Alma Mater; Homecoming is sympolic of joy and remembrance. However, the event is more than just one football game, it is a culmination of a week’s preparation for the dance, the crazy fever brought on by character and spirit days, and the nostalgia of the bonfire pep rally. Homecoming has a special meaning to the Seniors. It reminds them that their days remaining is school are numbered, and that soon high school will be just an- other closet memory. Special recognition is given to senior football players and band members alike. But, most of all, Homecoming is the time over which the Queen and her court will reign. Freshman court attendant Melissa Payne had many reasons to feel hap- py about her first Homecoming, ‘‘The recognition from my friends by electing me to represent them was great, but the most important reason is that | really made my mom and dad proud of me.” Se STUDENT LIFE 21 In four short months, many events took place that changed the world. Beginning in June, Shiite Moslems in In O N ly Beirut, Lebanon seized TWA Flight 847. The terrorists held the Ameri- cans aboard the hijacked plane F Sh t hostage for seventeen days and one O Ur OF life was taken. Later, Coca-Cola introduced its NEW Coke formula. However, many people missed the old Coke, so they brought back the original formula as Coke Classic. Today, the population has the choice of drinking the new Coke or the Classic coke, which is really just the new old Coke! In July, conflict between the black majority and the ruling white minor- ity reached a peak. Under the lead- ership of men like Desmond Tutu, the blacks began rebelling against the discriminatory government. Also in July, American and British rock stars organized a 16-hour benefit for the famine-stricken Afri- can nations. Broadcast simulta- neously from London and Philadel- phia, Live Aid earned over 40 million dollars for world hunger. Closer to home, Willie Nelson or- ganized a concert for the struggling U.S. farmers. Featuring country singers, Farm Aid raised money to help farmers pay off debts and stay in operation. Then on September 2, a massive earthquake went through Mexico City. Registering a 7.8 on the Ricter scale, the tremor was the devasting to ever strike North America. The quake killed thousands and de- stroyed much of the city’s urban de- velopment. Four short months, roughly 120 days, yet so much happened. Look- ing back, one can only question ——4 what the next eight months will bring. In Mexico City, volunteers search for bodies and survivors among the rubble of a collapsed apart- ment building Willie Nelson's Farm Aid, designed to raise mon- ey for America’s struggling farmers, helped keep this lowan corn farmer from bankruptcy . peer Pores md rs 7 aoked — —- fon] ae On a runway in Beirut, Shilite terrorists stand guard outside the hostaged TWA airplane flight 847 ah — So 22 CURRENT EVENTS NEE re Violence breaks out in a South African street as angry blacks hurl rocks at passing vehicles Workers at London's Wembley Stadium set up for the 16-hour Live Aid concert that raised approximately 40 million for the starving African nations 2 Seeouiell CURRENT EVENTS 23 __ last seen sometime in Apri And On Into The Year Last seen 76 years ago in 1910, Halley’s Comet showed its sweep- ing tail again this April. The comet was visible w ith powerful telescopes early in the year and brightened gradually until it could be seen easi- ly with the naked eye by spring. The comet was named for the English Astronomer, Edward Halley, who studied the comet. Some believe that the comet may hold secrets about the origin of life on Earth Since the comet only appears in our skies at intervals of 75 to 76 years, it is considered a great phenomenon. One of the most promising events in the news this year were the Gene- va talks. This was the first U.S.-Sovi- et summit in over 6 years. These peace talks between Ronald Rea- gan, President of the U.S., and U.S.S.R. leader, Mikhail Gorbachev will hopefully bring goodwill be- tween the two nations. The two leaders discussed ‘‘Star Wars’’ and _ +. ROYALS 4 other concerns. Reagan promised a “fresh start’? which would make the world a safer place. On Tuesday, January 28th many Americans plus students of Christi McAuliffe, a New Hampshire school teacher, awaited the lift-off of space shuttle Challenger. After the lift-off from Cape Canaveral, FL the space shuttle made a flight of only 73 sec- onds, due to a disasterous explo- sion that shocked the viewers world wide. Six astronauts and one civilian — the first to ever travel in space were lost in the tragedy. The cause of the accident was believed to be connected with the rocket boosters Americans have traveled safely into space 55 consecutive times, but this time the astronauts’ safety was tak- en for granted Another disaster that saddened many Americans last Christmas was the fatal DC-8 plane crash. On the ! ! ! ! ! ' ' PP Ea ta! ;, Reagar pe aC e ta way to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, 248 U.S. soldiers were lost. The DC-8 crashed in Newfoundland on De- cember twelfth For the first time ever, Princess Diana of Wales traveled to the Unit- ed States for a brief vacation. She and Prince Charles visited with the President and toured various sites of the country A funny thing happened this year in sports, the two best teams in baseball came from the same state, Missouri. The St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals went head to head for a world, not to mention state, championship. The Royals claimed the World Series title for a 5-4 win. Quite a series of events were out- comes of the 1985-86 school year They sum up hope fo r the future, grievances for losses, and opportu- nities to learn from mistakes. and Gorbachev s about their CURRENT EVENTS 25 CONTENTS Sophomore Steve ¢ Ne marks time to the beat of “Raiders of Lost Ark,”’ the Troubadours’ opener Hans (Dean Alexander) lights a candle for the awaited visitor Junior Randy Johnson buzzes in ) Sophomore Hazan Monk readies an answer a question at a Scholars’ Bo ) acetylene welder in preparation of practice session 26 ORGANIZATIONS More Than Just Performing s Tanya Rovelstad, Christi Hale they perform at halftime 1985 turned out as a successful season for the flag corps. The girls put in long hours of practice that began in July with a week-long clinic held by band director Jim Weese and the new flag sponsor, James Carr. The girls were also assisted by the Vestavia Hills High School flag corps sponsor, Joe Terry. The 14-member squad received many honors for the time spent learning routines and perfecting their march- ing skills. the corps received a superior rating at the Heart of the Heart of Dixie Marching Festival at Shelby County High. At Thompson, the girls were awarded a “one” for their effort, while receiving an excellant rating at Homewood High. The flag corps worked very hard during the 1985 marching season and were a vital part of the Troubadors’ half-time show. MHS 1985 Flag Corp (I to r) back row: Sandra Sloan. Christi H ale, Lynn Morgan, Michele Fredrick Cynthia Morris, Pamela Creel, Karen MacPherson, Darla Jones; Front row Stephanie Mann (head), Mary Ann Kelly, Melody Thompson, Pam Shaw, Debra Jones. Tar ya Rovel- 4 ag Putting extra hours after regular band practice, the Flag Corps prac- tices to perfect their routines mbers of the Flag Corps « —_— 28 FLAG CORPS “Being a majorette is more than just performing on Friday nights, " ’ says junior Amy Bice. This year, the MHS majorette squad spent long hours choreograph- ing, learning, and polishing routines for the 1985-86 Troubador half-time show Beginning in April, the six-member squad met once a week to practice for their summer camp competition. In addition, they put in even more hours during summer vacation perfecting the camp routine. After marching band practice began, the majorettes spent extra hours before and after band practice as well as the time spent working with band members As the 1985 marching season drew to a close, the girls were rewarded with definate success for all of their hard work. For their performance at the Heart of Dixie Majorette Camp at Auburn University, the squad was placed in the advanced level and received a superior rating. Other honors included a superior rating during an exhibition show at Shelby County High and ‘‘ones”’ at both the Thompson and Homewood band competi- tions However, the work of the majorettes does not end there. For the first time ever, the squad intends to com- pete in NBTA twirling competitions during the winter. But as a whole, the squad already feels that 1985 was a highly successful year and they hope to continue this tradition through 1986 Qe Under the cover of darkness and the heat of the fire baton. senior Michelle Cree yncentrates on a special Home ming 1OW and Kristie Pate focus during the Montevallo MAJORETTES DO oo 1-1-1 for an overall rating of 1! " This line was heard twice this season by the Troubadours. The contest show con- sisted of ‘‘Alabama Fanfare’, ‘‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’’, drum feature to “‘Break Drums’’, featured tune ‘‘I Go to Rio’, and exit to‘‘lce Castles’’. The contest season opened this year on October 12 with the Thompson contest. At the contest the band and all auxiliary units received supe- rior ratings of 1. The title of class winner was also bestowed upon the band at this contest. On November 2 the band attend- ed the Homewood High School Marching Festival. As several missing Senior band members arrived moments before the scheduled playing time, the group walked out on the field and once again earned (ae three superior ratings. This year’s group jim also received the honor of being the exhi- bition band at the Heart of the Heart of Dixie Marching Contest at Shelby County High School on September 28. ry Assistant band director James Carr instructs As an original homecoming prank, Senior —= 5 the flag corps on a new change in the routine band and drum corp members wear dark 30 ORGANIZATIONS shades throughout the entire half-time per- _— formance During one of the many rehearsals of the drum feature. several determined trumpet ayers get it together play } Time Yields Perfection Sparkle and excitement are added to pep rallies, parades, and football games by the Troubadours. The approximately eight-minute half-time performance takes about 64 hours of summer band practice to make it stick together for the first half- time performance. An additional 30 or so hours are added to the practice calendar to get the show ready for later ballgames and the all-important contests. Excluding the daily hour spent in technique or sym- phonic band class, about 90 to 100 hours of practice are spent to perfect a show that lasts approximately eight minutes. A senior in the band spend s approximately 380 hours of practice with the group throughout high school. Senior Beth Allen comments, “‘It’s true, band was hard work and it did take up a lot of time, but it was worth it in the end. You gain a lot from being in a band and I'm glad | was a part of it.’’ Stann Mahan astounds the fans with h from “ice C oh rou badours’ exit ets the band know with his ES —_ ORGANIZATIONS 3 Band Director Jim Weese dir Play It Again ects the Symphonic Band at their Canadas concert Troubadours ‘bai thee “You guys have the potential to be the ior Scott Austin belt out a tune LCSt band in the statel!’’ These were the at a Symphonic Band concert, WOrds of band director, Jim Weese, dur- ing one of the Symphonic band’s daily Drummers Scott Swann, Daniel rehearsals. The band will get to prove that mee Dean Alexander, and when they go to district and, hopefully, arry Sailes play with intensity 7 ‘ at the Givisiias concer State contests this Spring. Mr. Weese has also scheduled a concert with the Univer- sity of Montevallo Symphonic Band on the 27th of February and a weekend trip to Gatlinburg to attend the Ozark Moun- tain Music Festival. Each of these con- certs will include the bands’ contest ar- rangements of “Black Horse Troop”’, “God of Our Fathers’, and ‘Egmont Overture.”’ Exploring The Past And Present Did you know that the first speed limit in Montevallo, set in 1914, was 8 mph? If you are a member of the History Club this is but one of the many facts you are sure to know. Much time has been directed to club members learning historical information on Montevallo. A great deal of the information came back from the book Montevallo, the First One Hundred Years by Mon- tevallo resident Eloise Meroney. Students were respon- sible for completing assignments regarding the sur- rounding areas of the town to provide additional infor- mation. Several speakers also gave facts on Montevallo and the out-lying communities. A trip to Tannehill His- torical Park wrapped up the activities of the History Club of 1985-1986. Le tight: Patty Ray, Angelia Moore, Sandy Pickett, Elaine Spicer, Ton Harkins, Angie Gerber, Sharmon Russell, Belinda Killingsworth, Tina Niven DeWayne Bice, Eric Bearden, Terry Thompson, Steve Segers, Andy Ballard, Rhonda Murray, Allison McCullough, Barbara Henderson advisor, Sherry Yeager, Karen MacPherson, Tracy Duren, Lynette Smitherman, Benetta Harrison, Caroline Harkins, Tracy McElroy, Genie Lightfoot, Rachel Neal Mary Ann Ray, Kenny Brown advisor Ga Following Their Own Path Organizations such as the Health Careers Club can be very helpful to students who are interested in persu- ing a Career in a health-related field. Several speakers visited the group to provide facts on required education levels, salary, and job-related benefits Pep It Up! New excitement and enthusiasm was added to Montevallo High School spirit in 1985-86. The pep squad leader Tara Staffney com- ments, “‘l think the Pep Squad was great fun. For me it was a new kind of experience because being in- volved in school activities makes you feel good about yourself, impor- tant to the team, and help the cheerleaders a lot.’’ Other members of the squad are: Sonya Farrington, Cecilia Rutledge, Kim Greer (Co- Head), Darlene Young, Kim Pickett, Kristi Harris, Mary Ann Sailes, Tan- ya Fotchman, Rachel Neal, Sophia Staffney, Erica Chappell and Faye Ford. The twelve girls are sponsored by Mrs. Barbara Henderson. Members of the Pep Squad help set the pace by leading the fans in a chant on the Bulldog Spirit line The 1985 cheerleaders Kara Child, Mi- chele Hall, Taffy Hall, Laura Arnold, Karla Hawks, Cathy Anderson, and Head cheer leader Wanda Sloan Freshman members Tanya Fotchman and Kristi Harris cheer for the Bulldogs at the Oak Grove game ial 34 ORGANIZATIONS Cheerleaders: Backing The Best A very significant and vital part of life in high school is centered around the football field. Along with the ath- letic endeavors of football comes the excitement of the cheerleading squad. As any athlete who’s ever been on the playing field can tell you, hearing the fans cheering the team with explosive crowd spirit is an exhilarating experience. No foot ball game would be the same with out the cheers and the timed ma- neuvers of the cheerleading squad In the spring quarter of 1985, sev- en girls were chosen as _ cheer- leaders for the 1985-86 school year Along with the three returning sen- iors, there were four new cheer- leaders selected. The group also re- cieved a new sponsor, Carol Czerw The cheerleaders were selected on their ability to do cheers, jumps, pom-pom routines, and strictness as well as enthusiasm. The team at- tended the Universal Cheerleading Association Camp at University of Montevallo June 10-13. They re turned with the Master Key to Spirit award, a spirit stick, three superior ribbons, and two excellent ribbons. Cheerleading is a trying activity. It is not easy to cheer in good faith when your team is behind, or to curb your fury when you believe a play is called wrong. It is especially strenuous td smile when the game is over and your team has lost. Cheer- leaders do more than yell at ball- games. They lead pep rallies, make posters, and promote morale To add spark to the games Monte returned for her third year. Susie Montgomery, as mascot for the Bulldogs, helped cheerleaders with signs, greeting visiting cheerleaders and keeping fans pleased. Along with the group she kept spirit flow- ing from sidelines to spirit line A glimmer Holly Dic Mr Bulldox eS el ORGANIZATIONS 35 Among other duties performed by the Student Council, the group’s biggest pro- ject was planning homecoming and orga- nizing sock hops after ball games. The organization became very active during homecoming activities, as they coordinat- ed everything from spirit days, to the homecoming court, to decorating the en- tire auditorium with streamers and bal- loons. Many successful sock hops result from the efforts of those who participated in much of the work and produced much retary of the student council funds. With additional funds, they purchased a tape deck necessary for dances. Extra ‘“‘money-makers’’ came from the profits made by the supply store which provided year round service to students. In September, the Big Brothers- Big Sisters program was established in order to join the senior class with the freshmen class. This program aided freshmen with advice and helpful hints by seniors. The idea arose last year, proposed by spon- sor Norman Payne, and went under- Two Student ( wh provide Senior Jonathan Grime: Fennell learns for next way with much thanks to Audra Clark and last year’s president, Ke vin Colley Under the direction of President Jonathon Grimes, a plan to improve parts of MHS began in early spring A complete map and aerial drawing of the whole building and grounds were drafted, ideas to clean up the courtyard to be a better place for students by adding benches, trees, and shrubs were completed, and a new, revised student handbook were all major projects taken on by the '85-'86 student council con el groupo de espanol’ FE. El groupo de espanol began a successful year as It es started up again. It was the first club since the 1983-84 school year. The third Tuesday of each month was the date set that the club met, planned projects, and looked ahead to numerous Spanish-oriented events. Although not many Spanish words were spoken during the meetings the activities completed were Spanish related The club’s first big project of the year consisted of making pinatas for the five kindergarten classes and taking them to the elementary school. In addition, the group also attended a Spanish Christmas party hosted by the club president. As Christmas gifts, the Spanish club gave candy canes for each of the teachers in the lounge. In February, a trip to El Chico restaurant in Brookwood Village was planned where the club ate Mexican food and also ed. Another activity sched uled for the spring was a Spanish Scrabble match at SCHS The officers of the club includ- ed Kara Child, president, John McMillan, vice-president, and Eric Bearden, secretary-treasur- shop f f | er ORGANIZATIONS 37 t Anita Bice on a lay-out r the upcoming deadline iround deadline time severes. Editor: Audra stant Editor: Lisa Lawley Publications: What It’s All About High school memories are some of the most valuable things people collect throughout their lives. Many of these memories are stored on the shelves of closets in the form of high school yearbooks. These yearbooks would not be possible if people like the Montala staff didn’t put in many long, hard hours of work to meet deadlines. Work on the yearbook really never comes to a complete stop. Pictures are constantly being taken by staff photographers who think the event is important enough to include in the book. Other members of the staff are always thinking of story concepts and ideas for page designs. It costs much money to produce a yearbook. This year’s staff 1st Row: Meg Perkins, Susie Montgomery, Karla. did two main things to reduce the cost the purchasers had to Hawks, Michelle Creel, Amy Bice, Jimmie Roch . ; dart toni Pculalsiad. Sad Hoek Kare Chis Cy (Ol First, the staff went on their annual journey through Monte- thia Pickett, Steve Milstead, Jay Edwards, Riley Vallo and the surrounding areas to attempt to sell ads to busi- Duren, Anita Bice, Audra Clark, Heidi Ross nesses and individuals. Next, the staff completed their salesper- Advisor, Laura Arnold, Stephanie Edwards, son roles by selling cheese, candy, and sausage to friends, Jonathan Grimes teachers, and relatives — and possibly an occasional stranger. The efforts put forth by the staff and advisor result in a part of high school life that can remain forever — MEMOTFICS. eee — ORGANIZATIONS 39 ———n—X—X—Ak:= Oa———_e _— and R ay Rutled itledge nm 1 A B He nor Roll ret ary A y Anit a Bic ice — i Preparing For The Future Future Homemakers of Amer- ica is an organization that does more than the_ traditionally thought of concepts of Home- economics. Members of the club, sponsored by home-ec teacher Rose Ellen Hankins, did more than just cook and sew. The group’s first project was a Christmas program for the resi- dents of the Briarcliff Nursing Home. In addition, members also gave a birthday party for nursing home patients with birthdays were in December. For the spring, activities includ- ed a mother-daughter reception in which parents were provided with a chance to meet the teach- er and other students. Also in the spring, a Merle Nor- man representative visited the department. Darla Rich and La- trece Gaddis had a chance to re- ceive complete make-overs while the remaining members teceived information about make-up and skin Care. Other activities included a fashion show, picnic, trip to the day care center, cook out and a clean-up day for the home eco- nomics department Back Row Bridget Patrick, Terry Carter, Jim mie Lynn Cummings, Dawn Harkins, Debra Gen try, Tammy McKenizie, Mrs. Hankins Belinda Killingswortt Middle Row Bonita Cot tingham, Janine Brasher, Kristi Harris, Kim Pick ett, Mary Ann Kelley, Karen Payne Tanya Fotct man Front Row Lauren Colley, Benetta Harri son, Lynette Smitherman, Bridget Smith, Tammy Lucas, Lynn Russell Tanya Fotchman, Kim Pickett, and Kristi Harris listen attentively while Mrs. Hankins assembles the FHA meeting Freshman Dawn Harkins somberly reads the FHA creed Honor Society officers: Scott Austin President Riley Duren Vice President, Anita Bice Secretary, Andy Andersor Treasurer =_— ORGANIZATIONS 41 “Steering” Toward The Future The Montevallo FFA Chapter again had a successful pro- gram of activities starting last summer with the officers at tending the West Central District Leadership Workshop. Pre sent and past officers were on the program learning, trading and developing new ideas to help keep the Montevallo Chap- ter one of the most active chapters in the state Building Our Am ierican Communities (BOAC) program consisted of the FFA building the top for the storage building behind the cafeteria. The Chapter Hosted it’s third annual Montevallo FFA Steer Show, with steers from all over Central Alabama participating. Also, holding a Children’s Barnyard at Montevallo Elementary School, it was a part of their BOAC Program They have done their part in the Alabama Crime Prevention Program by recording on video tape, the Montevallo Elemen- tary School kindergarten students. This file will be kept on record at the Montevallo Police Department Contents are a result of instruction in the Vocational-Agg program. These competetive events match skills learned in Voc-Ag against other school’s Chapters at the County, Dis- trict, and State levels. This year Montevallo competed in Livestock, Dairy, and Land Judging as well as small engines, agricultural mechanics and public speaking. Students also exhibited steers, hogs, and lambs at County and State Fairs and numerous other Livestock events around the state z- ms ‘Mom ; a Sa? 4 ies es Dee a pp “ " ' PM 3% — —— - Onn, es oy Zee PUG ow The silver Grand Champion belt buckle is awarded to the champion steer at the Montevallo FFA Steer Show Senior Jonathan Bates con- centrates as he does some last minute checking 85-86 Officers President — Jonathan Bates First Vice President — Lance Byrd Second Vice President — Wayne Cofer Secretary — Carla Dailey Reporter — Jason Turner Treasurer — Norman Payne Sentinel — Ralph Burke Advisor — Tony Berry Chapter Sweetheart — Karla Hawks FFA members: First Row: Jason Turner, Karla Hawks, Wayne Cofer, Lance Byrd, Norman Payne, Carla Dailey, Jonathan Bates, Ralph Burke, James Otts, Glenn Davis, John Mayhall, Andy Anderson Second Row: Scott Dobbs, Jonathan Grimes, Kelvin Harrell, Hazan Monk, Barry Studdard, Clint King, Alfred Camp- bell, Charles Towner, Thomas Schweitzer Third Row: Eddie Nix, Joe Stevens, Joey Jones, Donald Sparks, Wes Anderson, DeWayne Bice, Tyron Goodwin, Kevin Lucas, Daniel Broadhead Fourth Row: Phillip Greer, Tommy Whitten, Mike Whit- ten, Scott Haynie, Heath Galloway, Jerry que Cochran, Shawn Johnston, Gary John- ORGANIZATIONS 43 son, Keith White, Kenneth Loggins, John- —————_—_——— — ny McNeal, Scott Hones Effort: Its What It Takes To Stay Ahead “Who were the two opponents in the War of Roses and what were the colors that represented each?’’ ANSWER: The House of York — white; the House of Lancaster — red. This question is just one example of the many questions asked of a Scholars’ Bowl team. The 1986 Scholars’ Bowl team at MHS spent time learning trivia in the areas of history, literature, science, geography, and math. In addition, the team traveled to Jefferson State Junior College in Janu- ary for the area 3-A competition. The team placed third, losing only to the top two teams, and James Acker placed fifth in individual scores. Other first team members included Captain Lisa Lawley, Mike Mieure, and Daniel Potter. The second team was com- prised of Britt Blake, Kerry Meline, Randy Johnson, and Ky MacPherson. SS ee = 44 ORGANIZATIONS Dean Cynthia Pickett, Playing as Mrs. Betz, tells Hans Alex } ander) the hard time she has n MacPhersor e, Mike Mieure. 2nc Danie y Meline Johns On Stage .. With The Drama Club Few people are willing to devote the time and effort necessary to be a member of the Drama Club. Much work is required in preparing for a play. The actors have to practice for weeks as a group, as well as on their own, in order to learn the lines and actions of their characters. During the 1985-86 school year, members of the Drama Club performed two plays. The annual Christ- mas play entitled ‘‘The Vision’ was presented on De- cember 19. The lead was played by Dean Alexander — who portrayed an aged shoemaker who has a vision of Christ visiting his shop on Christmas Eve. ‘‘The Vision’ was a serious drama, which was a break from the tradi- tional Christmas comedy. Then in May, the club presented the comedy “Strange Borders.’ The play featured Cynthia Pickett as an absent-minded boarding house landlady and had a large cast that included gangsters, young lovers, and demented boarders. Hans throws his friends out of his shop because they do not believe in his ‘vi sion. " ’ Drama Club Officers: Jon Carter, Riley Duren, Dean Alexander, Jay Edwards, Stann Mahan, Lori Rovelstad Exploration And m= Excellence In Math During the 1985-86 academic Il, Geometry, and Advanced Math year, members of the math teams and math club continued to explore and excell in the field of mathemat- ics. In October, the advanced math team traveled to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The team took a two hour written exam and competed in ciphering matches. As a result, the team brought home a 5th place certificate. In December, Algebra |, Algebra Scholars’ Bowl members Mike Mieure and Daniel Potter are astounded by the difficult questions being asked during practice In deep concentration, James Acker ponders on the last question of the day students competed in the Vestavia Hills High School Tournament and the Algebra Il team placed 5th over- all. The spring schedule included tournaments at Huffman and Selma, as well as the Shelby County Tour- nament. The club visited Alabama Power Company to learn about en- gineering and practical applications of Math skills. 1st Row: Beth Brindley, Karen Edwards, An- gie Gerber, Marc Josten, Ky MacPherson 2nd Row: Steve Milstead, Karen MacPher son, Tracy McElroy, Meg Perkins, Kara Child 3rd Row: Doug Morris, Tanya Rovelstad Mark Davidson, Kerry Meline, Glenda Law- ley, Kelly Jackson, Lisa Lawley 4th Row: Randy Johnson, Britt Blake, John Hardin, Mike Mieure, Jason Rochester ee ORGANIZATIONS 45__ Featuring seniors Teddies, Tonkas, and Tykes Cringing in Embarrassment Seniors ... A New Beginning Juniors It was the worst when it could have been the best Weekends offer for everyone The Great Escape Sophomores “ Prepare for what? Tenth grade career unit readies student for the future. Friends or Foe? Siblings tell how they get even. Freshmen ... 62 Freshmen are people too. Morning starters include “taking hot showers,”’ and ‘listening to the radio.”’ They’re just plain aggravating! " _ 46 CLASSES ———-——— their asm. by Not having enough desk is just fine with Hazor f Carla [ Monk as he offers his ailey and Lynn Mor ) finally get t Jwards CLASSES 47 8 6 meee SENIO'S Teddies, Tonkas, And Tykes “To every thing there is a season.”’ For many seniors, graduation is a time to seri- ously contemplate the future. Yet, at the same time, graduation is also a time to reminisce. When asked about their favorite child- hood toys, quite a few of the members of the 1986 graduating class willingly shared fond memories. In addition, several in- cluded the reason or reasons each toy was special. Favorites ranged from dolls to teddy bears to Tonka trucks. Scott Austin re- membered his favorite as ‘‘a stuffed dog | named ‘Yippie,’ ‘‘ while Jay Edwards fa- vored his BB gun because it made him “feel like a man.’’ Stann Mahan consid- ered “‘a stuffed tiger my daddy won me at the state fair when | was four years old’’ her favorite childhood friend. Other seniors related some rather mis- chievious reasons for picking their favor- ites. Both Clint King and Paul Childers recall ‘‘terrorizing’’ family members with toy BB guns, and Ralph Burke remem- bers doing doughnuts in his little red wag- on. Of course, graduation is still a time for seniors to look ahead, but by taking a moment to look back, many of them will be reminded of just how special the past is. Taking it light before school are Jay Cummings and Reggie Darden Dean Alexander Van Halen gets down to some serious rhythms — Se 48 seniors Boothe Ralph Burke Lisa Burks Alfred Campbell LaTresa Cardwel Jon Carter Audra Clark Doug Compton Sophia Connell Tim Cottingham Michelle Creel Tina Creel Jay Cummings Carla Dailey Reggie Darden Glenn Davis Kenneth Dukes Riley Duren Jay Edwards Lesslie Edwards Terry Edwards Danny Fancher ———— — seniors 49 86 Seniors Cringing In Embarrassment “| was sO embarressed when ...'’ How many times in the past twelve years has each senior been known to utter those words? Prob- ably too many times, since it would be impossible to go from the first grade through the twelfth without at least one moment of extreme morti- fication. For example, Dean Alexander re- members dropping a pen in junior high school and having his desk fall over with a crash when he tried to pick it up. Melissa Gilbert recalls having her slip fall off while getting off the school bus, and Denise Wil- liams considers ‘‘seeing someone | thought | knew and after | had al- ready spoken, finding out it wasn’t the right person’”’ as a definately awkward situation. “| was singing a solo at church and | forgot the verses to the song,”’ relates Larry Sailes when asked — —_—_ 50 SENIORS about embarrassing moments, and majorette Anita Bice blushes as she recalls ‘falling flat on my face while doing an illusion during practice.”’ For Barry Allen, embarrassment was having his mother show his baby pictures to “the girl of my dreams.” Perhaps Tanta Jones’s most un- comfortable incident is the one most likely to happen to everyone at least once. She remembered a time when she liked a special guy ... and then fell down right in front of him. Looking back, she says, “Il was trying to play it off, but | was really hurting.” Today, most of the events that seemed the most embarrassing look humorous. After all, life would not be the same without its moments of mortification — but it probably would be less agonizing! “What a throw Scott Aus- tin shows his embarrassment after he misthrows a frisbee Donna Grayson Tina Greer Jonathan Grimes Taffy Hal Carol Harris Karla Hawks Danny Holmes Kimberly Kemp Clint King George Jacksor Angie Johnson Tanta Jones Regina Langham Billy Lesley Ann Lilly Stann Mahan Keith Majors John Mayhall Dale Motes Victoria Nelson a ee A AS SS _- ee SENIORS 5 1] to Seniors Nix Rhonda Osburn Tracy Page Norman Payne Tabitha Peoples Cor Baird Pickett Cynthia Pickett Jackie Pickett Darla Rich Sean Roberts Jim Rochester Lori Rovelstad Ray Rutledge L arry Sailes Tyhease Shamburger Linda Shaw Wanda Sloan Steve Spears Tracey Staffney scott Swanr Rickie Swift Elvin Thompson Jeff White Denise Williams Carmon Wolfe Veronica Young = 52. SENIORS seniors. ..A New Beginning Each new school year is filled with the excitement of moving up a grade, seeing friends, and starting new classes. But for one certain group, the beginning of the school term is more — it is the end of one life and the beginning of another. For each class of graduating seniors, the twelfth grade means something different. Some feel like Wanda Harris who stated, “As a freshman, | wanted to be a senior. As a sophomore, | wanted to be a senior. As a junior, | wanted to be a senior. Finally, | am what I've strive to become, A SENIOR!”’ Others feel that the newly-gained status also brings responsi- bility. Glenn Davis mentioned that being a senior means “the underclassmen kinda look up to ya and it makes you set good examples, " ’ while George Jackson considered the last year as ‘‘a time when you put aside immature habits and become a new person.”’ Reflecting on the meaning of seniority, Wanda Sloan added, ‘‘When you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior you have people to look up to. When you become a senior, you have to search for someone to look up to, and sometimes those people are not easy to find as they were earlier in your life.”’ The final year of school is usually a long-awaited event, but many find themselves wishing for more time before the actual moment of graduation. Paul Childers simply stated, ‘I'd rather be a junior twice. " ’ For Norman Payne, the prestige of being a senior is great, ‘‘but the time is going by too fast. " ’ Still, other seniors were able to look at graduation from a more humorous angle. Danny Fancher expressed his feelings with, ‘‘l wish | could be a senior all my life, ‘cause once you graduate, you can’t hang out at Pasquales' any more; you have to go to Lucky's with all the old folks!” The final year of school is EVERYTHING — excitement, anxi- ety, added responsiblity, laughter, relief, humor, and much, much more. It is old memories and new friends; planning the future and remembering the past; the thrill of growing up and the sorrow of leaving childhood. Graduation brings each person a step closer to who he or she is ... and a step closer to what he or she can become. “In one aspect, a senior is the last of a breed. The oldest in the field of school, yet just a mere beginner to the vast life ahead of us. Next there is college, then our careers, a family ... how are we Classified as seniors with this life-long school ahead of us? Yet we look back ... our first day of high school, first day of middle school, first day of elementary school. Have we really come this far?” Scott Austin Senior Lori Rovelstad captivates a moment of peace before her next class. SENIORS 53 Juniors It Was The Worst When It Could Have Been The Best The best and worst times in a person's life become the memories that stay vivid through the years. When reminiscing about dating ex- periences, members of the class of '87 reflect- ed upon some situations that stand out in their minds. Many of them recalled wishing they were somewhere else (usually anywhere else) during a date that did not go quite as expected or hoped, while others shared memories of dates that should have gone on forever. One junior stated, ‘“‘After one of my friends ‘fixed me up’ with a blind date, my friend was not a friend anymore!’’ Another eleventh grad- er remembered ‘‘going to the Prom with some- one | really didn’t like; and | ended up at home by 11:30! " Several guys recalled taking a girl out, but not taking enough money to finance the even- ing. On the other hand, many of the girls told of being out with a guy and forgetting to let him act like a gentleman. Instead of waiting to let the young man open a door, many young ladies simply did it themselves. However, the 1985-86 junior class also shared some of their most memorable even- ings. One couple shared a special memory of walking on the beach all night long. Another pair remembered drinking Welch's grape juice out of wine glasses on New Year's Eve. But not all romantic moments go smoothly. One junior remembers a special time that was interrupted “accidentally’’ by several ‘‘well-meaning’’ friends. Dating will always remain a vital part of high school life. For the class of '87, dating adds spark to the humdrum routine of school and provides memories, both good and bad, that will stay clear throughout the years. David Grimes and Valerie Herron spend their break togeth- er for the enjoyment of a personal conversation James Acker Cathy Andersor Darre i Amy Bice Chris Bomar Lamar Boo Richard Brantley Janine Brasher Daniel Broadhead DeAnna Bush Kara Child Wayne Cofer Tammy Conwell Pamela Creel Kristie Cummings Tracy Cunninghan Charles DeVinner Veronica Devould John Dukes Jan Edwards Stephanie Edwards Rachele Emfinger Scott Evans Teresa Farrington Sonya Farrington Donna Gentry Mary Gentry Michelle Gilmore Terry Goggins Tracy Goggins Willie Goldsmith David Grimes Michele Hall Mike Hamilton John Hardin Kelvin Harrell Dana Haye Hoy Hughes Randy Johnsor Darla Jones Joey Jones Scott Jones Marc Josten While reminiscing, Rhonda Murray and Eric Bearden swap yearbooks to sign Taking advantage of the warm sun DeAnna Bush brushes up on last minute cramming before her test Tom Cruise? ___ not really, but Jr. Chris Sawyer displays his ‘‘cool’’ style LT — CLASSES 55 Juniors Danny Kelly Charles Kent Belinda Killingswortt Michael Kimbrell | 3a awley Tommy Layton Debra Loggins Gina Lucas Kevin Lucas Maia McClair Alison McCollough John McMillar Kenneth Maddox Kerri Majors Reggie Mann Rhonda Murray Gray Randall Tena Niven Demetrius Paschel Meg Perkins Weekends Offer For Everyone The Great Escape In order to help the fans keep time with the cheerleaders, percussionists Susan Swann (8), Krista Loggins (10), and Dean Alex ander, Section leader, moved to the front of Montevallo High School students stay busy at work for seven hours each day. That is, seven hours of jotting notes, listening to lectures, and of course, taking exams. This totals up to thirty-five hours a week of mental and physical work. Includ- ing homework, it equals to forty or maybe forty-five hours a week of being educated. After this number of hours of working and learning, MHS’ers need a break. Naturally, when students think of a break from school they think of the WEEKEND. Now, just what students do with their break ranges from, sleeping until noon, to staying out all night with the gang. Jr. Marsha Tryon stated, “‘If | didn’t have the weekend to sleep late in the morning, and go out at night with my friends, there is no way | could keep a good attitude and do my best at school.’’ Other students use the weekend to work, participate in sports, cruise around, go out on dates, or just get together with some friends. Everyone needs a break from the hustle and bustle of crowded halls and cramming all night long for the big test, the weekend is truely the “great escape” for students and faculty. the band section ee CLASSES a Sophomores Friend Or Foe? siblings Tell How They Get Even Ah, brotherly or sisterly love is such a wonderful thing. In the history of litera- ture, much has been written on this topic — the virtue of having it and the problems created by the lack of it. Tin pondering of the world’s lack of brotherly love, many members of the class of '88 shared some creative meth- ods of torturing those ‘‘beloved’’ siblings. Joy Holladay related ‘taping my sister talking in her sleep; then mailing the tape to her boyfriend,’’ while Glenda Lawley recalls ‘‘putting carpenter's glue in her sister's hairbrush and comet in her Nox- ema. " Kristie Pate remembered ‘“‘hitting my brother with my batons,”’ and “‘throw- ing my sister’s dolls up in the air and letting them hit the floor,’’ as satisfactory methods of antagonizing brothers and sisters. Debbie Jones found a means of not only annoying her sister but also a way to get out of doing household chores. She mentioned teasing her sister until she told her to go away, so she left — and left all the work to her sister! Mike Mieure believed that torturing should only occur ‘‘when it is absolutely needed’ — and around his house, ‘“‘it seems to be needed a lot!’’ He said that hitting is not a good idea, that more sub- tle techniques are more appropriate, such as tripping or poking. Of course, these are only a few of the stories shared by the sophomore class, but there are probably many more worth relating — just ask someone in the tenth grade, who has a brother or sister. —_—— ———_—— 58 CLASSES Ang Anaie Melis Michele Frederick Tyron Goodwin Letrece Gaddi Renae Gaddis Heath Galloway Angie Gentry Kim Greer Phillip Greer Christi Hall Tomi Harkins Joy Hayes Scott Haynie David Givhan Joy Holladay Angelia Hudson Veronica Hud Reid Jacksor Gary Johnsor Shawn Johnstor Debborah Jones Laura Jones Charlette K ng Gayla Latham Jimmy Lawley Glenda La wley Melissa Lawson Sandra Naugher and Renae Gaddis share moments of fun at the Pepsi Party organized by the student coun- cil 59 Sophomores Lisa McGee Jonnny McNee Rachel Neal DeWayne Meeks Mike Mieure Steve Milstead Hazan Monk Deprecia M Lynn Morgan Jeanise Mote Sandra Naugher Eddie Nix Kristie Pate Sophomores Joy Holladay and Joy Hayes catch up on the latest ‘‘Calera’’ Friday night sock hops after home foot- 60 CLASSES 90Ssip during break on an autumn day ball games offered a time to unwind, let — off steam, and enjoy friends. Soph. Krista Loggins has ‘‘the beat. " ’ Prepare For The WHAT? Tenth Grade Career Unit Readies Students Most high school students (with the exception of seniors) don’t seem to spend very much time pon- dering the future. But, every year at the beginning of the second semes- ter, each sophomore class spends several weeks learning about the job world. The Careers unit is joint — taught by tenth-grade English teacher Cathy Bearden and guidance coun- selor Colleen Colley. During the unit, both teachers provide materials on different fields of work and Mrs. Col- ley has individual conferences with each student. During the unit, each student is required to do research on at least three occupations. He or she must give a job description, find informa- tion concerning educational require- ments, job availability, and salary, and must give advantages and dis- advantages of holding each posi- tion. After gathering facts, the stu- dent must choose one job on which to write a research paper. There- fore, the students are able to learn more about a future occupational choice and learn to write a research paper at the same time. In addition to the research pa- pers, the class is given several ‘‘fun’’ assignments. Everyone is required to do seek-a-word puzzles and then create original puzzles. They also For The Future conduct interviews with people of different jobs and create Career-O- Grams, which are acrostics made from job names. The Careers Unit is a fun, relaxed break from routine English classes, yet each student learns to budget his or her time wisely in order to turn in assignments on time. According to Cathy Bearden, Since it is an un- usual unit, students seem to enjoy both the activities and the pacing of their work to meet their own dead- lines. Kelly Pam Mike Tommy Whitten Paul Wilson Speakman White Whitten 61 CLASSES (eee Freshmen Freshmen Are People Too! How does a senior reflect upon his or her freshman year? What does a fresh- man think of his or her upcoming senior year? The freshman class is often viewed as an immature and ‘‘silly group of insane gigglers,’’ as one member of the senior class stated. But when their first year in high school was compared to the behav- ior of the current freshman class, they found that they were not so very different. The only difference was the attitude of the class as a whole. As a freshman, one is placed at the bottom of the totem pole after having been ‘‘the boss”’ the previous year in a middle school or junior high. He or she often feels as if the ‘‘entire school” is down on him or her. In contrast to this senior class’s freshman year, the entering class of 1985 has by far, already, outdone involvement and spirit for school-related activities. With their promotion of school spirit throughout a ‘“‘down " ’ football sea- son, and their mass attendance of many of the scheduled athletic games and other school events, they appear to have that certain fire that give off a positive attitude and a drive to succeed. Within the burnt- orange halls found here, the class of 1989 has already become involved and ex- celled in athletics, studies, and many of the established clubs such as the math team, the drama club, band, and the scholars’ bowl team. Naturally, each incoming class strives to be better than the preceding one and to leave the most memorable mark upon their alma mater. Clint King encourages Benita Harrison that iife’s not all bad, it gets better as the years go by Dean Fenne Tanya Fochtmar Fay Ford Benjamin Gaddis Freshmen Lauren Colley, Benita Harr e Child pause for t the outside e_—_—_—_—_—_—————— —_—_ CLASSES 63 Freshmen They’re Just Plain Aggravating! Everybody in the world has a set of ‘pet peeves. " ’ You know, those things that really bother or irritate you. Several members of the 1985- 86 freshman class shared some rather unique ‘‘pet peeves’’ as well as some that seem to disturb every- one. For example, Suzanne Child men- tioned disliking ‘‘humming or singing off-key’’ and loud noises, and most people said they didn't like ‘people who pick on other people or make fun of others.’’ A large percentage also mentioned being irritated by people who continuously pop their gum. Homework was also listed among the ‘‘pet peeves”’ of quite a few. One freshman girl commmented, “| don’t like guys who don’t ask you out because you're a fresh- man,”’ while another ninth-grader said, ‘| don’t like books with un- sure endings.’’ Many also rated oral reports, people who act fake, and people who constantly ask, ‘‘Does my hair look all right?’’ as definate irritants Of course, everyone has his or her bad points, no one is perfect, and you can’t expect someone to change over night, so we will all just have to grin and bear it (I know, | know; you just HATE people who use cliches!) f= “| think homework is necessary, but yet what do we come to school for? It just wastes my free time.’’ — Karla Hawks Lisa Kromer Jennifer Lawley Stacey Lawley Suzy Leach Katie Lesley George Lewis Shun Lilly Carol Lucas Tammy Lucas Mike Ludwig Ky MacPherson Shawn Maddox Arthur McCray Brent McCoy Gina McGiboney Tammy McKenzie Kerry Meline Albert Miller Angelia Moore John Moore On a sun drenched, fall morning, freshmen Donna Johnson and Brid- gette Smith lounge before school a classes 65 Freshmen " 66 CLASSES Tim Nabors Sandra Naugher Michael Oglesby James Otts Judy Pashe Karen Payne Melissa Payne Cominita Pearsor Sandy Pickett Mary Ann Ray Patty Ray f ric Roberts Jeff Roper Haley Russel Lynn Russell Jacqueline Sauders Michael Shoemaker Morning Starters Include “taking hot showers,” and ‘listening to the radio”’ Do you really hate getting up in the morning? Most people find it really difficult to get going after wak- ing up. The members of the class of '89 seem to use the same methods for getting their days started. Most of the freshmen said, ‘‘drinking a hot cup of coffee’’ is the best morning eye opener, while many preferred “‘taking a hot shower. " ’ Others stat- ed that “‘listening to the radio’”’ was a good way to get moving during those early hours. Several of the ninth graders believed that soft drinks, such as Coca-Cola or Moun- tain Dew, have reviving powers. Maybe waking up isn’t the most pleasant thing you'll face during the day, but once the day gets started, most people find that it was worth getting out of bed. To inhance the interior of his locker, Shawn Johnston places ' pictures of cars with the aide of Betsy Weese Bridget Smith Lisa Smitherman Lynette Smitherman Steve Stone Gerald Sturgis Mike Swords Vicky Thrift Shawn Tolbert Richard Tripp Jodie Turner Phillip Tyus Bill Wade Betsy Weese Barbara Ward Sheila Whitfield Charles Williams Ramona Williams Robert Wimer A ———_ CLASses 6 7 Cathy Bearden Barbara Belisle Robby Bellah Tony Berry Dot Bishop Kenny Brown James Carr Colleen Colley Carol Czerw Susie DeMent Richard Gilliam Rose Ellen Hankins Barbara Henderson Johnye Horton Joanna McGaughy Doug Morris Ann Parker Bobby Pierson Delilah Robinson Heidi Ross Marcia Spivery Jim Weese a 68 FACULTY eper Lula Bell f the tudents school Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty After the last bell rings, the halls and parking lots clear, and most students have gone home and for- gotten school for a time, a few dedi- cated teachers remain behind. There is quite a lot of work done at MHS that goes unnoticed or unap- preciated. How many times has the light been on in the ag shop on a late Wednesday night for students to finish their projects with the help of Mr. Berry? And what about his hours spent working with obstinate show calves and frustrated show- ers? There have been many after- noons and nights that the drama club has gone over the same scene nine or ten times under the critical, but patient, eyes of drama coach Mrs. Belisle. Many students can still hear Mr. Weese’s voice saying, “Feature tune, one more time,”’ ona humid fall afternoon practice. There is, also, no estimating how many Algebra and Geometry tests have been passed just because of the extra help of Mr. Morris at a Wednesday night study session. It is not uncommon for the library, strewn with coke cans and pizza boxes, to be open into the late hours of night, while Mrs. Ross fren- ziedly aids her staff on the yearbook before a deadline. Though the school day officially lasts only 7 hours, high school life wouldn’t be the same without the coaches, teachers and, of course, Mr. Payne. Besides carrying the heavy load of responsibility for the life of the whole high school, he su- pervises and labors through decora- tions for all dances, all the sports activities, and any other occurence that involves the school or any member of it. Their efforts should definitely not go unnoticed or unap- preciated. Before The Bell Tolls As each period draws to a close, so does the attention span of most students. The last several minutes of class time are spent catching up on the latest gossip or just shooting the breeze. However, some of the more industrious students cram for a test the next period, get ahead on the night’s homework, or take a short nap. Regardless of how these last minutes are spent — one thing is certain — every- one’s eye is on the clock. Lisa McGee, with books ready to go, patiently awaits the signal to leave. After the classwork is done, some teach- ers take time out to talk personally with their students. Fresh man Kristi Harris catches up on her reading while waiting on the bell. Jr. Belinda Killingsworth takes advantage of a few free minutes to rest before her next class Se : ‘ ™70 ACADEMICS Some students chat while others soak in _— —— some sun after a long lecture. Revived ee ai f oi ¥ fi. a : eet uy aoe Including: — A Night At The Regis — Life In The Fast Lane — Doing It Best Has Its Rewards MINI MAG 7 1 oa Life In The Fast Lane Competing in the fast lane is a challenging and peril- ous task. That is the type of season the 1984 MHS track team had to face ... challenging and perilous. Although the season was not very outstanding or rewarding, many personal and spiritual accomplish- ments took the place of trophies. The team, with only three returning members, faced their first competition at Briarwood in April. The team managed 23 points even though no members participated in field events. In the men’s events, Sam Carter placed third in the 100 meter dash, David Grimes and John Moore placed third and fourth in the 800 meter run, and Albert Miller placed third in the long jump. In women’s competition, Jennifer Bivins placed first in the 400 meter run with a time of 117.92. The Lady Bulldog team of LaFay Ford, Jennifer Bivins, Roberta Rutledge, and Mary Anne Sailes placed first in the 1600 meter relay. The team continued practicing after school and went on to other meets, including Pelham. The Bulldogs re- turned to Briarwood for county competition with results shown as above. After county, Mary Anne Sailes was the only member to go on to state competition at Sel- ma, Alabama. She placed fourth in the 200 meter run. Briarwood County Results April 23, 1985 MHS 400m Team 4th place Mary Ann Sailes 2nd place 200m Run MHS Mile Run Team — 2nd place Erica Chappell 6th place 200m Girls 4th place overall Jenifer Chappell 5th place 100m Run Erica Chappell 2nd place 400m Run Jenifer Bivins 5th place Long Jump Soph. David Grimes focuses on setting his paces for the laps ahead. " 72 MINI MAG ast ney A; ae. Be a Pushing himself to shave seconds off the lap time Sr Kevin Colley sprints the last few yards Sr. Kevin Colley cools down after sprinting the mile Tone se for the start of the mile run Srs. Tommy Ham mett and Kevin Colley wait for the signal MINIMAG 73, ec) ee A New Tune For The Old Jazz “my Season Ends 7-9 The 1985 edition of the MHS baseball team was exciting to say the least. First year coach Johnye Horton set out to estab- lish a complete program with practices beginning in January, which was quite unusual for the rest of the county. With the sup- port of the Booster Club, fans, and players, the team was able to purchase new uniforms for the " 85 season. The season began with an in- tense victory over the State Champs, Vincent. After the initial win, the ‘Dogs dropped five games straight, but came back to win the next four in only eight days. Two of those games came from a doubleheader sweep over Oak Grove. ‘En-caged” in the game Johnny Holsombeck Kevin Lucas hurls a fast ball in pre-game warm- — ; waits to see if he is going to bat up 74 MINI MAG : Going The Extra Mile “Some people may consider the things | do with athletics as work, but | consider it Going the extra mile: to exert my recreation and being part of the team. that extra needed effort for no known reward. For the last 39 years, Ms. Susie DeMent has pro- vided that ‘‘extra needed effort’ at Montevallo High School. Most students see her as just the typ- ing teacher, but she does many “behind-the-scene”’ jobs. She provides many of the paper signs seen in the hallways and lunch- room used for various purposes, especially to cheer on the Bull- dogs. She is the scorekeeper for both Baseball and Basketball and keeps the statistics, past and present, for all the sports. She is the key person behind MHS's Award's Day held in the Spring. The Bulldogs even had a shot at the Area Championship. With a 3-1 record, the team traveled to Briar- wood and West Blocton to finish out their area games. However, both teams proved to be too much on their home fields. So, MHS was forced to settle for a 3-3 area re- cord. The team closed out the season on a losing note in the Shelby Coun- ty Tournament with a first-round loss to Briarwood. However, the year was everything but a losing season. Although the record shows 7 wins and 10 losses, the MHS Bull- dogs are on their way back with a group of determined players who are ready for 1986. es advice during ‘Bitty Man’’ Devould is safe as he slides into second base against Calera Eagle Scott McCle ees MINI MAC 2 eaten | inal B= 1985 Montevallo High School Baseball Results OPPONENTS SCORE w t Vincent 6-5 Vincent 2-4 Thompson 4-14 Briarwood 3-19 Calera 4-5 Thompson 4-24 Chelsea 14-2 West Bloctor 12-0 Oak Grove 10-0 Oak Grove 7-0 Ww Briarwood 2-15 L Maplesville 14-7 Ww Jemison 4-5 L Pelham 8-9 West Blocton 5-8 Chelsea —_ A __ 76 MiNi MAG Senior Johnny Holsombeck powers one of his two homeruns of the season Coach Johnye Horton gives Danny Kelly the “Go Ahead " ’ to stand in for pitcher Senior Antonio ‘Bitty man'’ De Vould reaches first base safe on a close slide against West Blocton a SS a, DeWayne Bice OF Jr Steve Spears 2B Sr. Antonio DeVould Ss Sc Chris Sawyer P So. Brian Hall 2B F Heath Galloway 3B So. Danny Kelly P Jr. Glenn Davis P 2B Jr. Andy Anderson LE Sr. Trey Hughes CF So. Tommy Layton OF Jr. Doug Patrick RF So. Mike Shotts OF F Tommy Schweitzer OF Sr. Anthony Prentice C 1B Sr. Jimmy Curl OF So. Eric Rochester OF F Tyron Goodwin DH P OF So. Kevin Lucas P Sr. Andy Chism RF Sr. Johnny Holsombeck C DH 1B Head Coach: Johnye Horton Assistant Coach: Ronnie Holsombeck Scorekeeper: Susie DeMent Manager: Mike Whitten Bat Boy: DJ Horton MINI MAG it A Night At The Regis | he Spring Prom is one of the most looked forward to evenings of the year by junior and seniors at MHS. The juniors of the Class of 1986 chose as the locale The Regis Inn on Oxmoor Road. Regency, the live band, returned for the gala event (they were the band at the 1984 Prom). Although the band was an hour late due to an accident, they managed to keep the dance floor occupied for nearly the entire even- ing. As the room filled with the soft, rustling whisper of lace and taffeta, the ‘“‘eyes’’ of the dancers were shocking! More than half of the cou- ples arrived clad in black Wayfarer® sunglasses. To look about the ball- room and see beautiful formals combined with dark glasses was an interesting, but ‘‘eye opening’’ ex- perience. Besides the dark glasses, many other prom ‘“‘trends’’ were evident. Many of the gentlemen wore black tuxedoes complete with tails. While a large number of the young ladies were fashioning attractive Tea Dance length gowns and lace half- gloves. Later, as the twilight gave in to darkness, Annette Adamsen told her date, Andy Anderson, that she had had one of the best times i n her ‘Sweet Nothings'’ or Deep Thoughts? Who would know from the look on Junior Laura Arnold's face? Expressing herself in a unique way Senior Belinda Tripp dons a pink satin tuxedo =m 78 MINI MAG life. She explained that the only formal she had been to was her Confirmation in Denmark. The dance was a Success, as nearly everyone was pleased with the location, band, catered appe- tizers, and, of course, their dates. The Class of 1985's seniors were able to put one more good mem- ory of high school in their hearts, and Annette Adamsen had an- oth er American tradition to retell in Denmark. oe MINI MAG 79™ With a shake of congratulations, Principal Norman Payne presents Junior Laura Arnold with her cheerleading trophy Home Economics instructor Mrs. Junie Cra Q is presented with a plaque of appreciation for her many years of service As quest speaker, Dr. Elaine Hughes encour- ages stu © reach their goals at '85 Awards Day a 80 MINI MAG Doing It Best Has Its Rewards Society of Distin- guished Ameri- can High School Students. Senior scholar- ship recipients Recognized sen- ior athletes. MINI MAG 81 82 MINI MAG e party e MONTALA and Maintenance Te touches on the long awaited covered walkway MHS students enjoy the yearbooks durir } Coke party For The Love Of Pigs lf you ask an FFA member how he feels about his livestock, he might say he likes it. When the livestock wins ribbons and money, he may even say he loves it! But would he KISS it? Probably not, especially if it happens to be a pig! But pig kissing became quite an affair at MHS during the spring. Robert Byrd, grandfather of freshman Lance Byrd, suggested that having one of the teachers kiss a pig could be a way of earning money for the FFA. Students were encour- aged to donate money in the name of their ‘‘favorite’’ teach- er. At the end of a week, the teacher with the most money would be ‘‘allowed’’ to kiss the pig. Most of the teachers participated but no one was able to earn quite as much money as loveable Coach Pierson. With the help of one avenging student who donated $20 in Coach Pierson’s favor, he raised close to $30. So, in front of the whole school, he planted a kiss on the pig. But this story does not end without scandal — Coach Pierson cheated the pig out of a genuine smooch; he used cellophane to protect his lips. Coach Berry laughs in anticipation as the “Pig Kissing’ winner slowly As chosen by MHS student body, mounts the front steps Coach Pierson kisses the pig 2 i ieeenenetentetie — Sandra Sloan and Krista Loggins admire their yearbooks as Lonnie MINI MAG 83 Fulton and Mike Mieure look on Pondering ner years at MHS, Scarlett Harri son spends a moment taking one last look at the school Bert Lott, valedictorian of the Class of '85, captivates the audience with his farewell ad dress Looking Back And saying Goodbye After twelve years of school, possibly more, with pre-school or repeated classes, the class of '85 finally reached the end of a long journey on May 30, 1985. Leaving behind a distinct mark, the 1985 graduating class proudly received diplomas and bade farewell to the halls of Montevallo High. Coordinated by Andy Brindley, Senior Class President, the class raised money for, and dedicated a much-needed covered walkway from the school to the lunchroom. They also left behind memories that would last a life- time. Something almost miraculous also oc- cured on that special evening. The vale- " 64 MINI MAG —_ ——— dictory speech, given by Bert Lott, held everyone's undivided attention. The speech invoked many different “It always seemed as if graduation couldn't get here quick enough. But now, Iwhile | have mere minutes left as a part of MHS, | realize how much those years mean to me and | wish | could experience it all again.”’ Scarlett Harrison emotions. Both the graduates and those in the audience were com- pelled to look back over past years while also looking ahead to those to come. Sentiments ranged from relief for long awaited freedom to sad and solemn thoughts as the realization hit that high school life was quickly coming to a close. But graduation was not just a somber event. The Class of '85 went out into the world amid smiles and chuckles. As the curtains rose to re- veal the newly graduated class, the audience burst into laughter; every smiling face was adorned in dark sunglasses. During the last line of the Alma Mater, ‘‘Here’s a toast to thee,’’ toasted bread sailed across the stage of Palmer Hall. Looking back, the 1985 graduat- ing class left us with happy memo- ries and valuable friendships. ‘First | bid farewell to all the exper- iences we have shared during our four years at MHS. Nowhere else will we find their like. Never again can we live the experience of sitting in the stands on a cold, fall Friday night cheering our Bulldogs on to victory. No more will the statement, ‘‘Early is on time; on time is late,’’ ring in the ears of Timmy Nash as he rushes into the bandroom at 7:59 sometime in August. The push of that final year- book deadline will endanger Jim Turner's life never again. No longer must we rush to the Alice Boyd Build- ing and Democracy so as not to have to spend break keeping Mr. McClain company. Michele Kelly will never re- live the thrill of being crowned home- coming queen. The college prep class will never be tortured again by one of Mrs. Robinson’s eight page one hour tests. The excitement of straight ones and the disappointment of two twos and a three will not be felt again by the outgoing troubadours among us. No more can we drive down to Fisher Stadium to watch Trey Hughes knock off a few more of his fateful ‘hundred miles.’’ Never again shall drama students hear Mrs Belisle suggest that they project just a little more. But most important, we, the class of '85, will never again ex- perience the closeness to one an- other brought on by the shared hap- piness and sadness of our four years together at MHS. | must also at this time bid farewell to the people we leave behind or who go their own ways. For it is the special people, friends, students, and teach- ers, who bring MHS to life in each of us. We will never again be privileged to watch Kevin Colley’s antics with a frisbee at break. Likewise, no more will we argue with Mrs. Kornegay about how much this lunch costs. The time is past when we can, as I’m sure everyone did, try on Lonnie Layton’s class ring — as a bracelet. Our ears will never again be subject to hearing Mr. Morris relate the latest occur- rence in the life of ‘‘Old Blue.’’ Gone is the day when Paula Kimbrell and Jennifer Wilder flitted through the halls dressed as I’m not quite sure what kind of bird. Never again can we watch ‘‘Amp”’ Prentice charge down the field for a touchdown or Johnny Holsombeck lift one over the fence for a home run. Never again can the Honor Society watch Sheila Tripp beg all passers to buy doughnuts at eight on a Saturday morning. All the members of our class, as well as all the underclassmen we leave behind, have left some mark through their personalities on our MHS memories.” Eagerly awaiting diplomas, the 1985 gradu- ating class stands during the playing of the National Anthem Smiling, Fran Agee proudly leads the proces- sion of seniors down the aisle of Palmer Hall Speaker Dr. Richard McBride delivers a speech of challenge and encouragement to the graduation candidates anac 85 Sophomore Latrece Gaddis goes up for a Mon- tevallo spike The West Blocton Tigers feels the heat from junior Tommy Bivins at the tip-off The Bulldogs come through fired up for a Friday night game. ng - Football: Ups And Downs As 1985 edition of the Montevallo Bulldogs ‘kicked off’ their season at home against the 2A-classed Ca- lera Eagles. As the ninth ranked Bulldogs closed the first quarter, neither team had scored but Slade Black- well had picked off a Calera pass. In the second quar- ter, Sean Roberts scored on a bustling two-yard run. Blackwell kicked the PAT, which hit the crossbar, but was still good. With two seconds remaining in the half, Blackwell booted a 29-yard field goal. The third quarter went scoreless, while in the fourth quarter, Charles De- vinner had a hard eight-yard touchdown run with Black- well making the PAT. Thus, Montevallo finished with 17 points while Calera went scoreless. Blackwell pulled in a total of three interceptions for the game while Danny Kelly pulled in one. Bingman Shaw, Danny Fancher, and Michael Kimbrell each pulled up Calera’s mishandled balls for MHS. With the Bulldog’s total rushing yardage being 245 yards, Devinner led with 85 yards on 18 carries. Andy Anderson and Steve Spears led in individ- ual tackles by putting five Eagles on ground each. start off a streak of away games, the Bulldogs traveled to Panther territory — Pelham. The Panthers came out strong early in the game and put six points on the board on a 22-yard run. In the following quarter, both endzones stayed untouched. Pelham pushed the pigskin into MHS's endzone once again in the third quarter with an unsuccessful PAT. Montevallo’s de- fense permitted two more touchdowns in the final quar- ter, one on a one-yard plunge and another on a four- yard skimish with only one good PAT. Montevallo’s offense couldn’t seem to penetrate, giving up two of their four loose possessions. As the final whistle blew, Montevallo headed home scoreless, heavily feeling the burden of Pelham’s 25 points. Defensively, Tommy Layton and Norman Payne tied with five individual tack- les each. Layton led in overall tackles with seven. Danny Kelly stood out with a fumble recovery, while Slade Blackwell picked off one of Pelham’s passes. Sean Roberts ran 13 times for 59 yards to head off Monteval- lo’s rushing. Fighting off Eagle defenders, Junior tailback Charles Devinner makes his way into the endzone — —_s 88 SPORTS Wa: a win and loss under their belt, the Bulldogs traveled to Columbiana to face off against the Shelby County Wildcats. In first quar- ter action, MHS went scoreless while Shelby County scored on a two-yard run. The Wildcats scored again in the second quarter on a 65-yard pass to make the score 14-0 after the two-point conversion. The Cats ran two touchdowns in the third quarter but with only one successful PAT. In the fourth quarter though, the Bulldogs proved that they weren't quite like any other team. Quar- terback Slade Blackwell completed a pass to Danny Kelly which Coach Gilliam called the ‘‘long- est completed touchdown pass in my 13 years of coaching at Montevallo.’’ The 81-yard pass from Blackwell to Kelly earned MHS seven points on te Senior Steve Spears blocks a Calera defensiveman as Charles Devinner scoreboard after a successful PAT. Charles De- gains yardage ; vinner led MHS in rushing, while Steve Spears led in defensive points with 25 resulting from ten indi- Junior Danny Kelly sprints for an 81-yard touchdown reception which vidual tackles and five assists. was the longest in MHS records Junior Slade Blackwell pitches the ball on an option while being dragged down by a Shelby County defender a —_— Surrounded by Wildcat players, quarterback Slade Blackwell gains a first SPORTS 89 — down Rivalries that Never Die Te Bulldogs traveled to Alabaster to face their arch rivals, the Thompson Warriors. The Bull- dogs held tough throughout the first quarter with neither team putting points on the board. The Warriors' defense forced two Montevallo turn- overs early into the second quarter resulting in two Thompson touchdowns with one good PAT. In third quarter action, the warriors knocked loose a Bulldog kickoff reception forceing yet another Warrior score. Before the period was over, Thompson had added an 11-yard run to their col- lection of scores. The Bulldogs snapped up in the fourth quarter, preventing the Warriors from scor- ing again. The Bulldogs still came up short though — 27-0. Charles DeVinner topped off the Monte- vallo rushers with 38 yards on 12 carries. Steve Spears led receivers with four catches for 95 yards while Blackwell passed for a total of 113 yards. Senior Steve Spears intercepts a warrior pass and returns it for With no gain on the play, junior Tommy Layton neutralizes the yardage. Thompson offense. pa 90 _ sPoRTS Junior Slade Blackwell rifles a pass to senior Steve Spears for a first down completion Quarterback Slade Blackwell scrambles in the back field while looking down field for a receiver Wlontovatc traveled with a 1-3 record to Bibb County and the Choctaws. Bibb County scored first on a 73-yard bomb with a no good PAT. The Choctaws scored twice more before the half — once on a 24-yard run and other on a three-yard dash. Bibb County scored once more to total their score at 27. But the Bulldogs sucked up their pride and managed to put seven points in their favor during the final quarter. Freshman Albert Miller has a pass interception with Charles DeVin- ner having a pass deflection. DeVinner headed the ground attack with 58 years on 15 attempts. Eric McCord led in defensive points with 18 including seven individual tackles and four assists. SPORTS Q1-_ A Time For Revival Survival Pls ane returned back to home turf to mangle with the Jemison Panthers. With a one and four record, the Bulldogs were anxious for a win. Jemison started off the scoring in the first period with a one-yard dive to put six points in their favor. Just before half, starting quarter- back Slade Blackwell received a separated rib putting him out of action. Blackwell was re- placed by Hazon Monk in the second half. Je- mison completed the third quarter with another score and PAT, making the score 19-0.MHS finally presented a touchdown in the final quar- ter on a Charles Devinner 11-yard run. The Bulldogs made their score eight with the two point conversion. Jemison fought back with a final touchdown to conclude the game 25-8. Tense for the snap, the MHS defensive line waits to rush Childersburg Senior Norman Payne and junior Slade Blackwell put a crushing hit on a runner The Bulldogs’ defense swarms an unfortu- nate Jemison running back The 1985 Montevallo High Varsity Bulldogs Montevallo headed off the bat- tle with the Childersburg Tigers which were ranked eighth in the state 5A ranking. The ‘Dogs played without starting defensive tackle Tommy Layton and quar- terback Slade Blackwell. Childersburg scored late in the first period on a 75-yard run. With time running out in the second quarter the Tigers scored on an eight-yard pass with 30 seconds remaining. Midway through the third quarter, Montevallo’s Charles Devinner had the ball stripped while running around the right end and returned 68 yards for the last Childersburg score. Montevallo, moving the ball on the Tigers all night, scored when senior, Steve Spears completed a 32-yard pass to Junior Danny Kelly. Charles Towner and Nor- man Payne tied for defensive points with 25 each. Charlies De- vinner topped the rushing for MHS with 82 yard on 12 carries. The Year Ends wih ... A Taste Of Success Prw action started for the MHS Bulldogs on their homecoming, October 18, against the fiesty Briarwood Lions. The Lions had bounced back from an area loss against Oak Grove, and were eager for a victorious upset. The Lions did exactly that with a 14-7 win making it the first time in 26 years that the Bulldogs had lost a homecoming. Briarwood scored first on an eight-yard pass for a touchdown to make the score 7-0. Montevallo evened it up with returning Slade Blackwell hand- ing the ball to Charles Denvinner for a 30-yard TD run. With a mere 35 seconds left in the game, Briarwood added another seven points to their score on a one-yard run to make the final Briar- wood — 14, Montevallo — 7. Tommy Layton returned from a fractured elbow with five tackles and while Norman Payne headed the defense with ten total tackles and a pass deflection. Charles Devinner ran the ball 30 times for 168 yards. Prix: a depressing Homecoming and area loss, the Bulldogs prepared to face the Oak Grove Tigers. The vengeful ‘Dogs were eager to rebound from their Briarwood loss and came out fighting. Charles Devinner ran an eight-yard touchdown to start the Bulldog’s scoring streak. Slade Blackwell made the score 14 four minutes later on a one yard prance. Although no scoring elapsed in the third period, Sean Roberts ran a 30-yard touch- down 57 seconds into the fourth quarter. Demetrius Pas- chel completed the score with a dashing 55-yard run to make MHS’s totat 27 and Oak Grove’s score zero. Charles Devinner ran 126 yards on 19 attempts. Steve Spears led defensive stats with nine total tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception. Charles Towner led in individual tack- les with six. Danny Kelly also picked up a lost Tiger ball, while Slade Blackwell picked off two Oak Grove passes and deflected another. Senior cheerleader Karla Hawks consoles Junior Tommy Layton pulls down Oak senior John Mayhall after a depressing loss to Groves’ quarterback for a loss with Junior the Thompson Warriors Demetrius Paschel and another Bulidong show defensive support While Junior Danny Kelly goes in motion, the Bulldogs’ entire offensive line prepares for the snap = 94 sports With the Bulldogs’ offensive line prevailing throughout the year, running backs, like Sen- ior Sean Roberts, were capable of scoring Junior Charles Devinner runs wild against Oak Grove while five defenders pursue Praying their last game of the regular season the Bulldogs needed a victory to go into post-season ac- tion of the State Playoffs. But a young and determined West Bloc- ton team denied Montevallo that chance by defeating the ’Dogs 36- 24. The Bulldogs gained a total of 145 yards against the Tigers, with Charles Devinner accounting for 58 of those. Slade Blackwell scored on an early one-yard run behind Nor- man Payne and Charles Towner. Blackwell connected with Clint King for a three-yard TD pass before half- time. With time running out and down by 17 points, Blackwell com- bined with Danny Kelly on a 31-yard TD pass, thus ending Montevallo’s season with a two and eight record. Nothing Great Happens Fast Montevallo High's Junior Varsity ‘“‘Bullpups” faced a difficult and de- pressing losing season of 1-6. Losses included Chelsea, Thomp- son, Shelby County, Vincent, Bibb County, and Briarwood. The Dogs overcame Calera in a 12-6 victory, with Calera scoring only on a last second desperation pass. Head coach Kenny Brown noted, “Even though the team was young and in- experienced, they never quit in a game. " ’ Offensively, Dean Fennell — offensive guard, Phillip Tyus — quarterback and wingback, and Jeff Roper — quarterback and wing- back were highly noted. Derrick Gil- more — defensive tackle, Mike Swords — linebacker, and Jason Edwards — defensive end were de- fensive standouts. The Bullpup defense takes down a Shelby County runner for a loss Head Coach Kenny Brown discusses a strat- egy with his players buring a time-out The 1985 Montevallo High Junior Varsity squad Head Coach Kenny Brown shares a smile with players during fall practice ag Q6 _ SPORTS Effort: It’s What It Takes To Say Ahead The unsurpressing Montevallo Bulldog Men’s basketball team had an exceptional season compared to their '85 “‘Cinderella’’ season of 5- 17. The season started off with an unpleasant loss to Pelham and con- tinued to a barnburning two point loss to Shelby County. The Bull- dogs, though, didn’t build on their past, they built on PRIDE. Head Coach Bobby Pierson enforced pride in their thinking, their work- outs, and the team’s type of ball play. With confidence behind them, the Bullodgs bounced back to area wins against Briarwood, Oak Grove, and West Blocton. The “‘pride-bear- ers’ held their heads up through Thompson and Calera losses. Mon- tevallo went 1-1 in the Clanton Christmas Tournament with a Clan- ton loss and a Jemison win. The ‘Dogs lost once more to the Choc- taws of Bibb County but won the next five revenging Pelham, and de- feating Wetumpka, West Blocton, Briarwood, and Oak Grove. The Bulldogs were 9-6 going into the county tournament. Junior Tommy Lee Bivins shows us how to put the ball in the basket two-handed style Rivalries And Records Broken n county tournament play, the Bulldogs faced their arch rivals, the Thompson Warriors, in the first round of action. The ‘Dogs fought a hard bat- tle but still came up a basket short of a tie. Montevallo settled for third place in the county after a consultation win over the Shelby County Wildcats. The mighty ’Dogs lost their next two to the Bibb County Choctaws and the War- riors of Thompson. Montevallo topped the highly ranked Calera Eagles at home by one point. The Bulldogs closed out the season with a loss to Shelby County to finish 11-10 overall. On the season, several records were broken. Against Oak Grove, Junior Tommy Lee Bivins scored a surprising 51 points. This topped the old record of 45 points held by Robert Seay in the season against Chelsea and Bibb County. Jr. Slade Blackwell goes ‘‘Airborne’’ for two on a fast break c Sr. Glenn Davis shoots while one on one The right touch is the atmosphere surrounding Sr. Doug Patrick during his concentration for a free throw a a a f fs - y 1985-86 Varsity basketball Team; Standing Coach Bobby Pierson, ae Alfred Cambell, Demetrious Paschel, Tommy Bivins, Scott Swan, Willie 100 Goldsmith, Mgr. Kenneth Dukes, Kneeling: George Jackson, Doug Pat- — SPORTS rick, Ray Rutlege, Danny Holmes, Glenn Davis, Sitting: Mgr. Eric Craig. Slade Blackwell, Floyd Richardson Montevallo High B ssketball Results Pelham — Shelby County West Bilocton Briarwood Oak Grove Thompson Calera Clanton Jemison Bibb county Wetumpka Pelham West Biocton Briarwood Oak Grove ary Thomps?o! Shelby County Bibb county Thompson Calera . Shelby county NG Miontevatio's B-Team basketball team split their regular season with an 8-8 record. In tournament play, the ‘“‘Pups’’ went 1-3. The team never lost an area game and never lost a game to a school in a lower class except to West Blocton in tournament play. Head Coach Richard Gilliam stated the team “showed great improvement offensively and defen- sively’’ and that ‘“‘the team came a long way.’’ An example is at the start of the season, the team suf- fered a 50-23 loss to Shelby County and finished the season with a 49-44 win over the Wildcats. MHS win, orazze Eric McCord, Mia McC The Montevallo Lady Bull- dogs claimed a_ victorious 1985 season beginning with practically all new players. It was expected that the volley- ball team may have been hurt by lack of experience this year, but the Lady ‘Dogs proved it wrong. A trip to the Area Championships was a re- sult of a trying record (15 wins, 11 losses). By defeating the Briarwood Lady Lions the team earned area champion- ship honors. The win gave the Lady ’Dogs the chance to play in the regionals. Unfortunately, MHS fell to Moody with scores of 15-5, 17-15, and 15-3. The fact that the Lady Bull- dogs had only one senior, one junior, and one sophomore did not really interfere with the season. Over half of the team attended the middle school. Junior Tena Niven stated, ‘‘l didn’t think we’d be this good with all of these young play- ers.”’ The season as a whole gave many new players the exper- ience and opportunity to be winners both now and in the future. As the ball flies across the net, Letrece Gad- dis successfully bumps it to the other side. MHS Girls Volleyball team — Sr. Donna Grayson, 8th Dana Layton, 8th Sandy Wilder, Soph. Letrece Gaddis, Jr. Tena Ni- ven, 7th Jennifer Bivins, 8th Yolanda Brazzell, 8th Latrissa Young. Se re ins 102 WOMEN’S SPORTS — VOLLEYBALL Chelsea — W, L, W, W, Briarwood — W, W, W, Vincent — W, LL W, W, W Thompson — L, L Childersburg —L askin ; ne ; Simmons — W Pell City — W ee Gaddis attacks the game with a spike to the Pelham Pan Peiham — L, St. Clair — W Jemison — W, W Mt. Brook — L Yolanda Brazzell carefully sets the ball and hopes that a teammate is Moody — L able to score against Vincent Donna Grayson, our only senior, readily awaits the opponent's serve Tena Niven and Dana Layton steadily concentrate on the outcome of the game. ——————— —————————— —_— WOMEN’S SPORTS — VOLLEYBALL 103 Bringing Out Your Best By Shooting For The Stars Working hard, dedication, and hanging in there were three quali- ties of the 1985-86 Lady Bull- dogs’ basketball team. The group consisted of only eight players that covered necessary positions throughout the games. The girls’ team pulled over a win on Jemison, a team that has not been defeated by the Lady ’Dogs in quite a few years. The girls also defeated such teams as Calera, Chilton County and Briarwood. One of the leading scorers, Meg Perkins believes, ‘‘We’ve built up a good team by striving for the best.’’ Other lead scorers include Letrece Gaddis, Dana Hayes, and Sonia Connell. The Lady Bulldogs fell to Pel- ham, in a game which should have made the girls victorious. At the half, the 'Dogs were leading. As they returned to the second half, the defense slacked up and allowed the Panthers to take the win. The Lady ‘Dogs also had losses to Thompson and Chilton County. With striving momentum, Dana Hayes wills the ball into the basket good for another point Above all, Meg Perkins shoots for the hoop as her teammates gather in anticipation 104 wWomeN's SPORTS — BASKETBALL cee ee meer BASKETBALL 105 Si it With Style kK The 1985-86 Lady Bulldogs strove for a winning season, howev- er, due to the loss of key players, Meg Perkins and Julie Staffney, the team had to settle for a season of 7 wins and 7 losses. Coach Dot Bish- op felt, ‘‘We had so much potential at the beginning of the season.” The first half of the season was not bad, as the ladies had 4 wins and 3 losses. The big win over Briar- wood following the loss of certain players was also promising. But after that game, the season went downhill. The attitudes of most of the players was starting to change and the team members began to argue with each other during ball games. It seemed that when the la- dies fell behind in a game, they could never regain their lead or even begin to go ahead. In the 2nd half of the season the frustrated feelings of the players began to show as the Lady ‘Dogs could only grasp two additional victories. Coach Bishop also believed that losing two starters changed the first half of the season from the second. ‘It was like there were two different seasons.”’ High in the air, Latrece Gaddis bounds up for two points During a time out, Coach Sue Wilson plans the strategies of the game with the team. Mary Ann Sailes volunteers her service to keep the score for the Lady Bulldogs — __. 106 Women’s SPORTS — BASKETBALL With great determination, Meg Perkins shoots the ball far above the opponent Taking off across the court, Dana Hayes gains great strides to reach the goal. Tena Niven aims to score as the ball whisks through the air. WOMEN'S SPORTS BASKETBALL 107__ hea alate |) Se 3 Ray Radiator Muffler, Inc. COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR Sponsored By ... As residents of Montevallo, Alabama, Montevallo High School students call upon the merchants of our town, and of those that are close neighbors, to sponsor many high school related activities. What many people do not realize is that these merchants are ‘‘sponsors’’ of MHS, and that they need an occasional ‘‘pat on the back’’ or a warm “Thank you for all you have done.”’ “The Advertising Section’ is being subtitled ‘Sponsored By ’ as heartfelt appreciation for the many sponsors of the 1986 MONTALA. The Business Staff for 1985-86 will be in these merchants’ debt for coming years Thank you for your support Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Co 4600 East Lake Blvd Birmingham, AL 35217 205-841-2653 od) O = fe O wail O wo O O = mul Mobile Home Park CZESKLEBA T. SERVICE What Every Responsible, Value-Conscious Student Should Know About UM. . Saas oday in Alabama, the emphasis §@ . st get at the University of Montevallo is on excellence in education oi _ Just how good IS Montevallo? That’s good news for today’s Be 4 ase Compare what Montevallo has to offer students, tomorrow’s leaders : with what any two other colleges are They need — and deserve — the best p offering. Then, decide for yourself the possible preparation for the futures they'll be one best able to help your son or daughter ora facing .. . the kind of quality education they'll friend prepare for the futures before us. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE COLLEGI OF MONTEVALLO A B Average fall enrollment the size students say they prefer 2500 People-sized, attractive, landmark campus designed for pedestrians Yes Full-time student-teacher ratio 15:1 Likelihood of being taught by senior faculty members Great Emphasis on academic achievement and study skills assistance Yes Good range of social and cultural activities Yes Proximity to a major metropolitan area (downtown B'ham. 45 mins. away ) Yes Strong new “core” of the liberal Arts and Sciences and respected pre Yes professional programs of study Availability of friendly, full-time faculty in tenure-carning positions — almost Yes two-thirds of whom hold doctorates, whose primary duty is teaching students College of Education accredited for maximum period allowable Yes College of Business in last phases of applying for special accreditation Yes College of Fine Arts with nationally recognized faculty Yes Academic and peer advisers assigned to each freshman Yes Average annual cost for on-campus student for tuition, fees, room and board $3,300 Average annual cost for tuition and fees only $1,142 The University of Montevallo campus was for yourself if Montevallo is the right place for your designed by the world famous Olmsted Brothers. son or daughter to prepare for a career or for some some Say it is one of the most attractive in the nation. other future. 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Box 94 WILTON, AL 35187 PH. 665-5397 SALES @ PARTS ¢ SERVICE DEUTZ JIM FULTON 665-1788 SENIOR ’LIGHTS 1986 ¥ » ea . a i oli x ; an Out CAV AR Ke c — flontevallo, Al. THEATRES 20 filain Street 1a Pope 665 5134 RESTAURANT Congratulations son! eee ese We're proud of you. p. r fnoss’s Dale Motes, wR Box 297A 4 Box 297A Love Montevallo Alabama 35115 Mom, Dad, and 665-4040 J eanise Log Yard (205) 938-9672 Spanish Prime An American Corporation Richard Anderson Registered Forester (205) 665-7541 F or A Foreigner Old Routines Are New Concepts If you had walked in Mrs. Colleen Colley’s Guidance office during sev- enth period, there would have been three, maybe five, people lounging on desks, tables, and the floor. Ap- proximately 80% of those people were Mrs. Colley’s aids, but one of those people was Marc Josten, a student from Bremen, West Ger- many. Marc, like many students, was assigned to a supervised study hall, with Mrs. Colley as the supervi- sor. Marc, unlike most foreign stu- dents, was not on a Foreign Student Exchange program. His visit to the United States was strictly voluntary, and at his and his family’s expense. During Marc's stay in America he was ‘just another member of the family’’ for junior William Potts and his family. William's mother is Ger- man and a friend of Marc’s mother. Between the two women and the two families it was arranged for Marc to attend an American high school for one year. Marc noticed differences between the two countries almost immedi- ately. The first discrepancy was the law of stopping or not stopping at corners before turning. He ex- plained that in West Germany one must stop at every corner before turning, but in America a person only has to stop if a street sign indi- cates that one must. Other dissimi- larities were more obvious when he registered for classes at the high school. For example, Marc had the opportunity to choose the subjects in which he wanted to be enrolled. He also spoke about the fact that a person had to attend each class five - times a week; while in Germany, de- pending on the importance of each particular subject, a person went to each class anywhere from two to five times a week. Marc also pointed out that his school in Bremen is only Olde Custom One afternoon, during the Yule- tide season, the normal atmosphere of the study hall was transformed into a classroom and a learning ex- perience. Junior Cathy Anderson took time out from her already filled schedule to familiarize Marc Josten with the legend and custom of kiss- ing under a branch of mistletoe; both of which he knew nothing about. The legend of mistletoe is Scandanavian. According to the legend, the arrow with which the blind god Hdder slew the sun-god Balder was made of mistletoe wood. But, the custom of kissing under a mistletoe branch is American. Cus- tom holds that the one who is kissed has met his true love that was kept secret until that day. Although it is not explained, the custom is most commonly associated with Christ- mas and the surrounding activities. in session from 8 am until 1 pm, and thus, the vacations they get are few- er, shorter, and farther in between each other. One of Marc’s final comments about the United States was the way that they truly unite during a crisis. By a crisis, he was referring to the explosion and consequental crash of the space shuttle Challeng- er. Although he knew that the inci- dent shocked the entire world, he felt a personal loss, and he reached out emotionally to all of the astro- nauts’ families, but especially to the family and children of Christa McAuliffe. Marc said that he enjoyed Monte- vallo, Alabama, and the United States very, very much. He also mentioned that he would love to re- turn to the United States, but never as a high school student. Feature BUILD TOLAST. LUMBER, POSTS SQUARES a FOR BARNS AND FENCES . 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