Montevallo High School - Montala Yearbook (Montevallo, AL)

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MONTALA CONTENTS: 2 Student Life 24 Sports 48 Classes 72 Organizations 93 Mini-Mag 106 Ads xO Ke oS Montevallo High School 132 Oak Street Montevallo, AL 35115 Volume XXX S 2 tudent Life é I ngi and bread mold B ology | students Tim Nabors Jeff Roper, and Bo Hall work in earn extra points TUDENT LIFE The Troubadours’ percussion section “lose their heads " as they practice for endless hours after school The offensive line shows blocking ability as quarterback Slade Blackwell prepares to hand the ball off Contents — Rodeo-Horseshow Merits $2,200 Sweatin’ It Out What’s The Rage? Something To Write Home About ... Main Street, Mania And Memories, Too Mealtime Medley — Soup’s On! Seniors Gain Siblings On Rodeo Day, teacher Barbara Henderson dons a cow girl's garb and a 10-gallon hat Homecoming 1986 Orange and blue pawprints blaze t he trail to ‘‘Bulldog Territory.’ 4 S tudent Life Rodeo — Horseshow Merits $2,200 The Troubadors’ Band Boosters greatly expanded their annual fund raiser. In ad- dition to the annual Labor Day horse show, an ACA-sanc- tioned rodeo ‘‘came to town”’ for the long Labor Day week- end. The combination turned out to be a huge financial suc- cess netting $2,200. Satur- day, August 30, there were two rodeo performances which kept the band boosters and Troubadors busy all day selling concessions and tick- ets to the large crowds at both shows. In the spirit of the rodeo, Fri- day, August 29 was declared to be Cowboy Day at the high school. On that day many dressed up as cowboys and cowgirls. The halls were filled with students and faculty members wearing cowboy hats, boots, and bandanas. The ACA Championship Rodeo included bull-riding, barrell racing, cow tying, and rodeo clown performances. On Saturday morning a pa- rade featuring the Marching Troubadours and various ro- deo performers preceded the rodeo. Many people dressed-up on these special days, as did this Transfc 1800's ons an ready-for-action cadet ming the streets of Montevallo to an scene are the wooden-wheeled wag d horse-driven carriages 5 S tudent Life S 6 tudent Life The three Planning, Practicing, Although school officially began on August 25, many students began haunting the campus as early as July 30. On the morning of July 30, the Troubadours filed into the bandroom to begin working on the 1986 half- time show. The band mem- bers, flag corps, and major- ette squad practiced every morning from 8:30 to 12:00 noon, while many sections returned once a week for hour-long section re- hearsals. Then on the following members of the marching band, seniors Willie Goldsmith, Maia McClain, and David Grimes, work hard during a hot practice session Fatigued senior Danny Kelly cools down after a draining workout During a lighter moment at cheerleader practice, juniors Krista Loggins and Cindy Robbins show that practice doesn’t have to be ALL work Perfecting — Sweatin’ It Out Monday, the 1986 edition of the Varsity Bulldogs showed up at the school to begin practice for their up- coming season. The team spent three hours practic- ing daily and for one week held practice twice a day. In addition, Coach Dot Bishop had the volleyball team working during the month of August for two hours, five days a week. Practicing hard in the gym, the members of the team worked towards the goal of having a successful season. The squad videotaped their practices and spent time working out to improve their playing abilities. The cheerleaders also met at the school during August for practices. The squad met three days a week to perfect cheers, stunts, and pom-pon rou- tines learned at UCA camp during June. Yes, August 25 was the first day back for many stu- dents. However, for a large, dedicated group of others it just meant another trip to MHS ... and the end of summer practice. 7 S tudent Life ed eo oS oma 2 x — ers ere 8 S tudent Life ts! Still a fashion favorite. Junior Lee Test ars her paw-printed Auburn shirt FASHION — a seven letter word that can mean the difference be- tween success or failure, accep- tance or rejection. For most stu- dents, what is worn to school is given much more time and contem- plation that what actually goes on at school During the 1986-87 school year, the latest word in fashion must have been EVERYTHING! Anything from brights to pastels and from jeans to lace seemed to fit. Each person could dress as he she pleased and still be completely ‘‘in style.” What’s The Rage? Fall favorites included oversized sweaters and shirts, Guess® jeans, oxford shirts with thin ties, and tank tops. In addition, Coca-Cola’s® new line of clothing became a big hit, as did safari and jungle prints. Others chose to dress more conservatively, sporting their favorite concert or OP T-shirts. Students who had been at summer camps also brought back a new fad — embroidery thread bracelets. This new jewelry became “the rage’’ this fall because they were inexpensive to make and fun too. Spirit also seemed to dictate the 1986 fashion rules. For example, many people wore sweatshirts that showed their support for their favor- ite college team. However, local spirit started a new fad among the varsity football players, too. Several of the team members had stri pes, their football numbers, or lightning bolts cut into their hairstyles. When asked why, senior Chris Bomar re- plied, ‘| guess | did it to bring more unity to the team. " ’ 9 S tudent Life V ™ Sr. Danny Kelly set the hair trend that the foot- .Coca-Cola mania! Summer's tanks and T- ball team soon adopted. Players wore flat tops shirts gave way to fall’s long-sleeved Coke and mohawks with an occasional football num shirts. Senior Stephanie Edwar ber carved on the side man Fran Fulmer pose shirts T 10 tudent Life he something To Write Home About .. . spec rable c attended by Slade Blackwell, Lawley A colorful clown entertains Su the Canadian Pavilior in Vancouver sits Remember summer camp? The counselors who had more fun than the campers? The bugs that swarmed around the cold lake early in the morning just before a daily swimming lesson? Some may re- member, but some students did not have camp to worry about. Many people had a less frivolous vacation. Hoy Hughes, for instance, worked at Hardee’s in Calera to pay for “his half'’ of his car. Hoy’s work experience was anything but pleas- ant as he remembers trying to ex- plain to his boss how he locked him self in the freezer one night. Of course Hoy wasn't the only one who had a rather disastrous summer. Eric Rochester recalls what started out as a pleasant family boat ride off the coast in Destin, Florida, and ended up as another voyage of the Titanic. After losing sight of land while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, tacular Lake Michigar inset was a memo ve leadership camfr art of Camp Miniwanca, tt John Hardin, and lL zanne Child as she of the 1986 World Exp Canada the boat ran out of gas, and they had to let the tide carry them back to shore. Hours later they were washed back up on the beach, but the boat was pounded to rubble by the surf On a lighter note, Sophomore Jennifer Lawley and Junior Shawn Johnston had exciting summers as Jennifer toured England and Shawn enjoyed a leisurely cruise to the Ba- hamas with his family. Senior Mike Shotts patriotically sacrificed his summer vacation as he spent over two months in basic training for the National Guard A few seniors enjoyed an exciting Stay at the Girls’ State, Boys’ State, and Danforth Camps this summer Meg Perkins claims, ‘Girls’ State was a great experience because we were all there for the same purpose and we all had so much in common.” 11 tudent Life Upon arriving, Shawn tries to find his way around the island 12 S tudent Life After the parade, Richard Brown con PTO Vice President Susan Fulmer sells verses with Jamie Ingals and William Auburn Alabama cushions Potts 13 tudent Life ‘ 5 What most people think of when Main Street Mania they remember Trade Day is all the 5 confusion. On Saturday, October 4, ‘ the sidewalks down Main Street And Memories Too were packed with people. Booths displayed toys, art, leathercrafts, and other homemade and store- ; bought items for sale Trade Day began as usual with the annual Montevallo Fire Preven- tion Parade. Two marching bands, The Troubadours and The Marion Military Institute Band both per- formed in the parade, but the most memorable part of the parade was the brigade fire trucks. Trucks came from as far as North Birmingham to delight and deafen the crowd with their sirens and horns During the day, there were also several games that children could play. Most of these were furnished by the PTO, who also sponsored a car wash, ponyrides, games and a favorite of most of the children, face-painting After having her face painted, Marcia Spivery's daughter Taylor visits other attractions on Main Street Rainbow Brite greets passers-by as she brightens the day with her colorful costume 14 tudent Life Mealtime Medley — Soup’s On! Third period hunger pangs! Ever had 'em?. Surely everyone has ex perienced those little nagging mes- sages one’s stomach sends some- where around 10:45 “Feed me! Quick!’’ Then as the bell rings to signal the beginning of fourth peri- od, one really becomes anxious to make the trek out to the lunchroom Last spring, the lunchroom ser vice underwent a drastic overhaul With the installation of the new scat- ter system, each person was al- lowed self-service, and the new sys- tem also left the lunchroom workers free to offer a larger variety of hot foods in addition to keeping the sal- ad bar well-stocked When the 1986-87 school year started, other changes took place After returning in the fall, faculty and students were faced with an in- crease in lunch prices. The lunch- room workers were also faced with the job of preparing an additional 250 lunches a day. The extra meals were sent to the middle school to help out during the building of their new lunchroom and kitchen Although quite a few students eat school lunches, others bring their own lunches from home. Junior Mike Mieure says, ‘‘l just like home- cooked food better than lunchroom food.’’ Many simply use the 20 min- ute period to do homework for up- coming classes or to visit with friends Whether one buys, brings, or sim- ply does not eat lunch, the fourth period lunchtime is always anxiously awaited. Maybe it’s because lunch- time isn’t just a time to satisfy one’s appetite, it is also a time for catch- ing up on the latest news or for cramming for that forgotten test Whatever the reason may be, fourth period will probably remain the most-looked-forward-to time of the school day! 13 tudent Life Fi $ z= Sa = = sedate , Wsiieiti 16 tudent Life The annual big broth- ers big sisters program was very successful for the 1986-87 year. On the morning of August 27, all seniors and freshmen gathered on the front lawn to await their sibling assignments Each freshman was paired to a certain senior based on common interests, simi- lar personalities, and newly developed friend- ships. The purposes of the program were to unite the senior and Clare Vance and Tiffany Word socialize during the program with their big eiete ne Snic sister Elaine Spicer freshmen classes, to give freshmen a_ better chance to know the school, and to develop new friendships. Many newcomers were also able to gain advice and help if needed. Fresh- man Todd Davis re- marked, ‘‘The freshmen class seemed to get a lot out of it. The Student Council did a good job of pairing people up.’’ The Student Council project was prepared last spring and finalized in the fall. j Thomas, Darlene Young Mary Ann Sailes and =Veronic: evould participate in the progran Senior Randy Johnson gives words of wisdom to his little brott ers Roger Hughes and Shannon Blackburn Meg Perkins joins her new friends, Cheryl Junkins and Leanne Robinson in the midst of the Student Council program ed) Homecoming Brings — , 17 TUDENT LIFE A SUCCESSFUL SPIRIT WEEK Are we back in the Roman times or what??? Senior Hoy Hughes poses as Julius Caesar on Toga Day Homecoming 1986 woved to be a time for competitive and highly sup- portive school spirit. Spirit week began with all four classes having a chance to win any of the five catego- ries during the class com- petitions. Each class com- peted in hallway decorations, participation in all three dress-up days, Toga Day, Punk Day, and Orange and Blue Day, and Overall spirit shown at the pep rally. The freshmen captured 1st place in the hallway decoration event with very creative and lively decorum. Many freshmen banned together to unify this victory where all were able. to participate. All classes worked either after school or at night to make their hallway the best at MHS. The juniors had the best turn. out in the ever popular Toga Day. The score was then tied 1-1 be- f% tween the freshmen and the juniors. On Thursday, the freshmen pulled ahead with a majority dressed up on Punk Day. However, the competition grew stiffer when the winner of Orange and Blue Day went to the juniors. The score was tied 2-2. Only one event re- mained. The winner of the pep rally spirit was the ju- nior class. Showing the real bulldog spirit at the bonfire, the football team tops off the pep rally by throwing a stuffed tiger into the fire Montevallo High School punks " stand as contes- tants to win free dance tick- ets on Punk Day Freshmen really show the homecoming spirit at the pep rally S TUDENT LIFE Presenting senior court member, Cecilia Rutledge, is her escort, Mr Virgil Perkins. Sophomore attendant Melissa Payne represents her class as she takes her turn on the leadout. Dr. Ed Roberton proudly escorts his daughter, freshman attendant Reneé Robertson, during the pre- game show. Homecoming Queen Cathy Ander- son accepts her bouquet of roses from junior escort Wes Anderson. 19 TUDENT LIFE Spirit Week Peaks With Homecoming 1986 Montevallo vs West Blocton game was perhaps the most important game of the season not only be- cause it was a victory but because it was Montevallo’s Homecoming 1986. Overall, the week was a suc- cess, although there were some un- pleasant moments. A mixup in the pre-game leadout resulted in the crowning of the wrong queen, but the mistake was realized and the mishap was resolved at the dance later that night. Although it was a rather delicate situation, both girls involved, senior attendant Kara Child, and 1986 Homecoming Queen Cathy Anderson, handled the situation with grace and dignity. The rain put a damper on the game as well as the pre-game show, but later, at the dance, the magic of the night showed through. The excite- ment of the dance peaked with the presentation of the Homecoming Court and Queen on the leadout. As the Queen was announced, bal- loons were released on either side of the stage which added to the magic of the moment for Queen Cathy An- derson. Other members of the court included freshmen attendants Dana Layton and Reneé Robertson; sophomore attendants Suzanne Child and Melissa Payne; junior at- tendants Kristie Pate and Sandra Sloan; and senior attendants Kara Child and Cecilia Rutledge. Making her third appearance on the court, junior Sandra Sloan is escorted by her father, Mr Guy Sloan Serving guests, students, and faculty at the dance are, Patty Schweitzer, Bridget Patrick, Marcie Dubose, and Kimberly Maddox Senior court members, Kara Child, Queen Cathy Anderson, and Cecilia Rutledge Members of the Homecoming Court and their escorts watch the remainder of the leadout ceremonies. They include sophomore Tim Nabors, freshman attendant Dana Layton, MHS '86 Norman Payne, sophomore attendant Suzanne Child, senior David Grimes, junior attendant Kristie Pate, MHS '85 Kevin Colley, and senior attendant Kara Child smile graciously at the Homecoming Dance. 20 URRENT EVENTS The final Democratic nominee, Bill Baxley, was defeated by Guy Hunt. Guy Hunt, the first Republican governor in 112 years Charles Graddick is one of the most contro- versial Democratic candidates in Alabama's history 1986: Celebrations And Controversy As the nation watched on televi- sion, New Yorkers and a multitude of out-of-town guests crowded the area surrounding the New York Har- bor. The millions of spectators gath- ered together to witness the extrav- agant celebration of the Statue of Liberty’s centennial. One of the most patriotic occurences ever was displayed to on-lookers during the four-day extravaganza which began on July 2 and ended July 5. A musi- cal salute, a French air show, and the arrival of Tall Ship Elissa were just a few of the events that got “Liberty Weekend”’ off to a suc- cessful start. On July 3, the high- lights of the day were the proces- sion of small ships, the arrival of President and Mrs. Reagan, and the relighting of the Statue of Liberty's torch by President Reagan. Next ca me the Glorious 4th! The long- awaited day began with the Parade of Tall Ships down the Hudson River into the New York Harbor. The night of July the 4th came alive with the biggest fireworks display in U.S. History. July 5 ended the memora- ble event. Liberty Weekend was an exhibit of national pride and patrio- tism. It was a chance for Americans, regardless of background, to cele- brate their country. In the 1986 World Series the New York Mets pulled a surprising victory over the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning of the final game. This denied the Red Sox their first oppor- tunity at the world title in 68 years. The last time the Mets won the World Series was 17 years ago in 1969. On November 4th, the fate of our state for the next four years was determined. The race began at the gubernatorial primaries. From these primaries the Republicans chose Guy Hunt. The Democrats chose Charles Graddick. Then came the problems. Bill Baxley claimed that Graddick encouraged Republican cross-over-votes. The case between the two went all the way to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court upheld earlier verdicts which named Baxley as the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Graddick, of course, not pleased with the court’s decision, launched a write-in cam- paign. On October 30th Graddick withdrew his write-in idea. This made it a definite two man guberna- torial race. On November 4th the race was Over. Guy Hunt was elect- ed governor. For the first time in 112 years, Alabama elected a Republi- can governor. Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis pose asthe hilarious detectives, Maddie and Dave, on one of the hottest series of 1986, Moonlighting 21 C uRRENT EVENTS Reagan and Gorbachev greet each other before the Iceland summit Ray Knight brings in the winning run which enabled the Mets to apture the world championship, 4 games to 3 The renovated ‘‘Miss Liberty " ’ stands tall as a reminder of the nation’s mmigrant past and as a symbol of national unity 22 URRENT EVENTS Celebrations And ‘“Contra-Versy”’ In 1977 Jim Wilson Jr. had a dream and in February 1986 his fan- tasy became a reality. From a land- scape of rocky, unyielding moun- tains rose the Riverchase Galleria, a magnificent retail-professional-hos- pitality complex that rivals any in the South. This 330 million dollar pro- ject is filled with 200 speciality shops and six department stores, including Alabama's first Macy’s. On either side is the 17-story Gal- leria Towers for business and the 330-room Wynfrey Hotel. The quar- ter-mile-long mall bustles with activ- ity both day and night under the world’s largest skylight. The world suffered its worst nu- clear accident in history on April 25, 1986. The meltdown at the Cherno- byl Nuclear Power Plant was quoted as being ‘‘beyond even the worst nightmares of nuclear scientists.” Sen. Patrick Loahy said, ‘‘This is by far the worst nuclear-reactor acci- dent known to mankind.’’ What was the cause of the catastrophy and why the Soviet cover-up? The gov- ernment held back vital information mainly because they feared political embarrassment. The cause for the accident is not as apparent. For un- known reasons — a broken pipe, valve failure, or human error — there was a sudden loss of water used to cool the uranium fuel rods. The rods reached a temperature of about 3,500 degrees farenheit. The zirconium alloy surrounding the ura- nium-oxide melts, igniting the urani- um fuel. Finally operators flooded the reactor with water — but too late — forming highly flammable steam containing hydrogen, meth- ane, and carbon monoxide. The gases built up and exploded. The rea ctor was destroyed exposing the nuclear inferno to the open air. The cloud that poured from the reactor spread over most of Europe. The full effects have not yet been felt. With the radiation released the devesta- tion caused is not over. Only time will tell what the disaster at Cherno- byl will bring. It has been called ‘‘Armsgate.”’ It probably does not deserve such a comparison to the Watergate scan- dal, but it did bring political embar- assment to the Reagan administra- tion. What is “‘it’? It was the discovery of exchanges of arms to Iran for U.S. hostages and money. The money was then secretly given to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. Perhaps the future will bring out the truth as to what exactly happened, and who was involved. “Fantasy becomes reality. " ’ This is the theme of the new Riverchase Galleria which opened in February 1986 Lt. Colonel Oliver North is advised by his lawyer to take the fifth amendment when questioned about the Iran scam. 23 URRENT EVENTS The world’s worst nuclear accident occurred — Lawrence Taylor does his share to stop John = Dennis Conner navigated the Stars and Stripes to a at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Elway in the Giants 39 to 20 Super Bowl 4-0 victory over the Australian yacht Kookaburra IIl victory over the Broncos in the '87 America’s Cup finals. CONTENTS — FOOTBALL — BASKETBALL — GIRLS BASKETBALL — GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 26 PORTS Bulldogs Make Determined Come Back Kicking off the ‘‘86 " ’ football season opener at Calera the newly classed (4A) Bulldogs took a breathtaking victory as they squeezed by the Eagles 14-13 in OT. The game proved to be a defensive struggle with the Dogs falling behind by 7 at the half. Showing poise and character, the Bulldogs pulled together to come from behind late in the 4th quarter on an eighty yard drive that was topped with a 26 yd. TD pass from senior Slade Black- well to senior Danny Kelly. As the gun sounded, the game proceeded to OT with the score tied at 7 all. The Eagles were the first to break the goal line on an 8 yd run by Ray Ross but were unable to convert their PAT attempt when it was blocked by Derrick Gilmore. The Bulldogs took over possession on the 10 yard line. After gaining only 2 yds on their first two carries, senior Demetrius Paschel bolted for 8 yards to tie the score at 13. Slade Blackwell added the PAT to give the Dogs their first victory. 27 PORTS A Time For Survivial — VS — Pelham After keeping the fans on the edge of their seats on opening night, the Bulldogs were pushed from the winning tracks the following week when Pelham’s Panthers out- scored the dogs 17-7 to give MHS a 1-1 record. ‘Good spirit but poor execution,” was Coach Gill iam’s descrip- tion of the lose to Pelham. Panther Mike Clark scored both TDs with PAT’s added by Richard Croom and in the third quarter he added three more to their total. Late in the game Charles Devinner went in from the nine for the Bulldogs and Blackwell booted the PAT to give the dogs 7. The Buzzer sounded with Pelham 17 Montevallo 7. — VS — Shelby County Hosting the Wildcats of Shelby County, at Montevallo, the Bulldogs, with their record standing the same as the Wildcats 1-1, unfortunately received an area loss 19-0 in their first area competition. Almost completing a first half of play with no score, the Wildcats were able to bust Johny Boise in from 6 yards out in the final minutes of the second quarter that would later prove to be the turn around for the Wildcats. Later in the second half Shelby Co. was able to post two more scores. One from an interception and another on a 10 yard run to give the Bulldogs their first area loss. With two area games remaining the Bulldogs stood 0-1 in area play. Coach Richard Gilliam, Roger Hughers, Jerry Brasher, Gary Johnson, Derrick Gilmore, David Calvert, Demetrius Paschel, Phillip Tyus, Hazan Monk, Shawn Maddox, Matt Draper, Coach Tony Berry. Coach Bobby Pierson, Steve Burdett, Scott Haynie, Bill Wade, Jack Carter, Chris Bomar, Danny Kelly, Mike Kimbrell, Richard Brantley, Johnny McNeel, Doctor Proctor Coach Kenny Brown, Tena Nivens, Eric McCord, Mike Swords, Jason Ed- wards, Shawn Johnston, Wes Anderson, Barry Studdard, Coach Jimmy Hall, Greg Cox. Ashley Hudson, Opie Seagers, Charles Devinner, Randy Johnson, Daniel Broadhead, Chris Sailes, Slade Blackwell, Gerald Sturgis, Gray Taff, Sage Taff Jefens Vv coordinator Bobb ierson io0o Ss out upon his def ndin } { e y rile K f ere g Bulldogs Coach Richard Gilliam cites his strategy during a crucial time out Don’t Tell Me It Can’t Be Done ‘They said it couldn't be done. We were counted out even before the game started,’ said senior Michael Kimbrell, “and nobody gave us a chance.”’ But after twelve years, on the night of Sept. 13, 1986 the mighty Dogs put the Thompson Warriors to shame by thrashing them 24-15 Halfway through the first period, se- nior quarterback Slade Blackwell con- nected with junior Gary Johnson for a four yard touchdown pass. In third quarter action, senior fullback Deme- ts Pasche} ran jor p46 Birdy a down and earned Channel! 6 Back-of- -Week htonor The Wariorm truck We K An we Rr J j UC yy wn pass to make the Score 14-7. As the bull- dogs. felt the score tighten, the Dogs mounted a 56 yard drive with a 34 yard field. goal coming. from Slade Blackwell. Late in the fourth quarter Thompson tumbled on their own 45, from there the Dogs put the bail in the endzone with senior running back Charles Devinner scoring on a 9 yard run. With only a few ticks on the clock Thompson scored to make the final Slade Blackwell tucks the bal rdage against Thompsor fullback Demetrius Paschel bolts for r a TD against the Warriors iors lead the Bulldogs to the victory e Warriors — We Did lt score 24-15 After defeating 5A Thompson the Dogs faced 5A Powerhouse Bibb County. Their only score of the night came when Montevallo took the open- ing drive 76 yards for a touchdown. Charles Devinner took the pitch on an option and tight roped down the side- lines 25 yards for the score. Slade Blackwell added the PAT to end all scoring. The Dogs had opportunities but fumbled 3 times within striking range. The rest of the game was a defensive battle T H O MePS ON WA Rew !I OR § pt MONTEVALLO HICH SCHOOL | FRI. We Did It! The face of victory on the Bulldogs after defeating Thomp- son Warriors The game oft year, Should've been there ear, Should've been there Junior tight-end Gary Johnson, shows his concentration as he pulls in a Monte- vallo pass for the first six points of the game Coach Pierson cheers on the defensive stand by the Bulldogs » Big Dog -. On the road, the Bulldogs faced 10th ranked Jemison Panthers for their second area game of the season With both teams held scoreless in the first quarter, the Bulldogs were able to cap a drive of 81 yds with an end-around run by Senior Charles Devinner The second score came after the Bulldogs took advantage of a short punt by the Panthers. Senior Demetrius Paschel took the hand-off from Senior Slade Blackwell and romped to the 3 yd line. There Devinner bolted around end, and over the top for the score. With just seconds left in the first half, Blackwell booted a 27 yd field goal that later proved to be the final score in the game. The Bulldogs captured their first area win, 17-0 The newly 10th ranked Dogs traveled to Briarwood looking for an easy victory. But Briarwood had thoughts of victory too, as it was Briarwood’s homecoming. Briarwood scored late in the first quarter on a 1 yd run and late in the second quarter on a 10 yd pass, to make the half-time score 0-14 On the second play of the third quarter, quarterback Slade Blackwell ran 80 yds for the only Montevallo TD of the night “We played our worst game of the year, we could have scored two or three more times but we failed to execute,’’ commented Coach Richard Gilliam after the game. The final score, Briarwood 14 Montevallo 7 Rebounding from an upsetting loss to Briarwood, the ’Dogs faced their first 6A team of the year, the John Carroll Patriots. The Patriots had a 33 game losing streak coming into their first game against a smaller school and their homecoming. The 'Dog’s surprised the Patriots early in the game by capping a 63 yd drive for a TD with Demetrius Paschel taking the pigskin 52 yds for the first score. Slade Blackwell made the score 7-0 by adding the PAT Next call was Devinner from the 9 making it an 81 yd drive for the ‘Dogs second TD. Then came John Carroll back with a strong drive taking it 42 yds for their only score of the game. They failed to convert the PAT. The Patriots’ bad luck struck once again as they fumbled the ball into the hands of Danny Kelly on the 19 yard line. With only a few seconds left in the half, Blackwell booted a 29 yard field goal. Leaving the half with MHS 17 and JCHS 6 Coming into the second half it was stand still until Blackwell booted a 38 yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to close the game at Montevallo 20 John Carroll 6. blocking, Hazan Monk holding, Slade Blackwell boots a 38 yard field goal Carroll és Fightin On The ‘86 Homecoming went off with a blast for the Bulldogs, as they gathered several yards to defeat the West Bloc- ton Tigers, 20-0. The Bulldogs did not waste any time, as they went 96 yards on their first possession, and then sent senior Demetrius Paschel over the top for the score. After holding back the Tigers for the remain- der of the first quarter, the Dogs were able to post an 87 yard TD run by Demetrius Paschel in the second. The final score, coming from the Dogs, came with just a few minutes left in the half as senior Slade Blackwell galloped for 41 yards and a score. With a missed PAT,the game ended 20-0, giving the Bulldogs a Home- coming victory. Dallas County Hornets put together big plays on both offense and defense to sting the Bulldogs to a loss, 24-13, in the final game of the season Drawing first blood were the Hornets answering with a 7-yard run and score on their first possession. Later in the second quarter, the Hornets scored from one yard out to make the score 12-0. With hopes remaining Montevallo answered back with a 54-yard fumble recovery and score by senior Charles Devinner, but with nine seconds remaining in the half the Hornets put together another score as their misdirection play took them in the endzone for 6 more and an 18-7 lead at the half. Earning only 6 more points late in the third quarter gave the Hornets a 24-7 lead The Bulldogs final score came by senior Danny Kelly on a 4-yard run to close out the game 24-13 and their season at 6-4. Charles Devinner shows his quickness and speed as he gains a quick 30 yards against John Carroll Before the kickoff the Bulldogs wait to come through the bust through 33 Where IT ALL STARTS Quarterback Terry Wallace takes a look at oncoming tacklers (Standing) Terrence Peoples, Coty Jones, Ronnie Jones, Albert Jones, Eric Burns, Randy Tolbert, Greg Cox, Shane Baugh, Ken Pickett (Kneeling) Terry Wallace, Ashley A Hudson, Allen Wilson, Jason Hale, Jerode Smith, Kacy Henderson, Ralph Vogel, ; Jonathan Scarborough, Chris Jones, Chris Spears ae Pvt, Demetrius Paschel sits out after he sprained his ankle against Dallas County 3 S PORTS Demetrius Paschel covers Calera’s Chris Smith in the ‘Dog's man-to-man defense. Floyd Richardson brings the ball down the court as Coach Pierson calls the play. “This was a normal basketball season. We did a lot of traveling, we achieved a lot of goals, and | think this season’s experiences will help us all in the future.”’ — Floyd Richardson After Montevallo’s 3rd place, 4A State ranking from 1986, the 1987 Varsity Bull- dogs, with four returning start- ers tipped off the season with an outstanding four-game win- ning streak. Dallas County showed MHS their first Area loss just before the ‘Dogs claimed the Championship at the Chilton County Christmas Tournament, including a clock busting 115-68 win over Je- mison. Montevallo traveled to Talla- hasee, Florida over the Christ- es And Mie Wor Wins mas holidays to compete as the only Alabama team in the Governor's cup invitational Tournament. Continuing area wins, the “‘pride-bearers”’ streaked past Shelby County, Dallas County, and Jemison. With these wins, this put the ’Dogs in first place in the area. After losing four games in a row by small Margins, the Bull- dogs won the next three and stood 16-9 at the end of regu- lar season. Bulldogs get ready with P-R-I-D-E before the game Kelvin Harrell maneuvers the ball down the court as the rest of the ‘Dogs look on Slade Blackwell shoots two against Billingsley Hornets And Panthers Step Aside For state-bound ‘Dogs The Bulldog ‘“‘PRIDE”’ squad had moved from a 3A classification to a 4A classification. This not only meant a new sched- ule, but also a tougher one. The ‘Dogs had al- most ended their regular schedule when they moved into County tour- nament play. The Bull- dogs faced a tough, healthy Thompson War- rior team in the Big School Final. The Dogs lost because, like the weather, they were ice cold. After a strong showing at the regular season's end, the ‘Dogs travelled to Jemison for the Area Tournament. The number-one seeded ““PRIDE-bearers’’ dog- ged out the Jemison Panthers in a 100 point- plus blow-out in the first round of play. In the fin- als, Montevallo defeated the Dallas County Hor- nets to earn a sub-state berth. Senior Reggie Mann shoots for two against Calera Reggie Mann attempts free throws to add to the Bulldog lead over Calera Senior Willie Goldsmith takes his defensive position Non-tournament Games Ends ‘Dogs’ Season 1 4 The 1987 Bulldogs Slade Blackwell, Reggie Mann, Eric McCord, Demetrius Paschel, Tommy Lee Bivins, Coach Bobby Pierson, Maia . Calera 68-59 vs. Dallas County McClain, Willie Goldsmith, Kelvin Harrell, John Moore, . Shelby County 82-70 vs. Jemison Charlés Devinner, and Floyd Richardson . West Blocton 88-77 vs. Briarwood Senior Maia McClain adds two more to the ‘Dogs, busting- . Dallas County 61-65 vs. Bibb County the-clock over Jemison . Thompson 71-83 vs. Thompson . Jemison 115-61 vs. Billingsley . Bibb County 61-79 vs. Calera . Wetumpka 70-63 . Wetumpka . Shelby County 82-63 vs. Briarwood Tommy Lee Bivins goes airborne to dunk the ball with ease. Broken Records And Team Picks Highlight Season Honors “It was a wonderful ex- perience for me, as well as the team. It was great watching the team, as well as myself, progress as the season went on.”’ — Demetrius Paschel Floyd Richardson adds to Monteval- lo's lead over Jemison Slade Blackwell goes airborne for two against Thompson Demetrius Paschel powers into the lane for an easy two On the season, the tenured Bulldogs reaped many rewards. All-American Tommy Bivins broke the 2000-point career record mark, as well as the MHS all-time point record. Slade Blackwell reset his own single-game assist re- cord with 15 assists. He also broke the seasonal record for assists. Floyd Rich- ardson, Bivins, and Blackwell were each named Birmingham News ‘‘Metro Players of the Week. " ’ Blackwell and Bivins were named as All-State Tour- nament players, 4A First-team All- State, and All-Metro team picks. Coach Bobby Pierson was the only state coach with two First-team All- State and All-Metro players. This Bulldog team had the honor of playing on four collegiate basketball courts — Florida State Leon County Civic Center, the University of Monte- vallo, the University of Alabama, and Auburn University. ROCKIN’ THE HOUSE is Tommy Lee Bivins, scoring over 2000 points in his high school career. Determination And Hard Work Wins The 1987 B-Team had a 17-4 season placing them as the third best B- team ever at MHS. It was composed of three ju- niors, five sophomores, and two freshmen. The team placed sec- ond in County tourna- ment, their only loss go- ing to Vincent by two points in overtime. They also competed in the Bibb County tourney which sported such teams as Maplesville, Midfield, and Bibb County High. Coach Richard Gil- liam commented, “Once they overcome a few minor problems they will be a strong varsity force next year.” — im ite . % s ' ine’ , ta af The 1987 B-Team: Steve Brazzel, Todd Davis, Arthur McCray, Thomas Schweit- zer Standing: Coach Richard Gilliam, Randy Tolbert, Jack Carter, Tyron Good- win, Drew Floyd, Benji Gaddis, and Phillip Tyus Freshman Randy Tolbert draws the foul while making the shot The Tough Get Going The Junior High Basketball team faced a tough schedule but they proved it wasn’t too tough. They finished up their season with 12 wins and 8 losses. The team was coached for the second year by Mr. Charles Averhart. ‘‘| was very happy with the way our team played team ball and hustled,’’ said Coach Averhart. Bobby Hendon adds one to Montevallo’s lead over Briar- wood Freshman Greg Cox goes over the defender for two points Eighth grader Doug Pate goes to the hoop while freshman Bobby Hendon awaits the rebound 42 PORTS Despite A Losing Season Lady ‘Dogs Are Area Champs Again The saying “It’s the quality not quantity that matters,’’ relates to the 1986 Lady Bulldog volleyball team. The team consisted of six members, three of which were re- turners from last season. With no substitutes many of the players played even though they were sick and injured. This made members re- alize that every game had to be a team effort. Senior Tena Niven stat- ed, ‘‘At the beginning of the season we were individuals but by the end we were a team.”’ Despite a losing record of 7-11, the Lady Bulldogs pulled together in the end to capture county and area tournament honors. Seven of the Bulldogs’ regular season losses came from 5-A schools such as Childersburg, Thompson, Pelham, and Homewood. These tough oppo- nents helped prepare the Lady ‘Dogs for the tournaments ahead. The 1986 Shelby County volley- ball tournament took place at Briar- wood Christian School on October 18th. The Lady Bulldogs returned home with third place. Their only losses of the tournament came from county foes Thompson and Pelham, who captured ist and 2nd respec- tively. Letrece Gaddis and Yolanda Eighth grader Lea Gaddis successfully blocks a Chelsea Hornet spike After a successful set by freshman Yolanda Brazzell, senior Tena Niven attempts to score a point for her team Tena Niven, the only senior, tries to lead her team to a Lady ‘Dogs victory Brazzell represented Montevallo on the all-county tournament team. The Lady Bulldogs still reign as area champs even though Monte- vallo was moved up into a larger classification. The area tournament was held at Jemison Hi gh School on October 23. The 'Dogs defeated Je- mison 15-0, 15-6, 15-3, 15-7, to be- come area champs for the second year in a row. Letrece Gaddis, Tena Niven, Yolanda Brazzell, and Vickie Renfro were named to the area tour- nament team. The Lady 'Dogs were one step away from going to the state play- offs in Mobile. Those dreams ended when the ladies lost to Tallahassee in the sub-state playoffs. Montevallo won the first game 15-12, but Talla- hassee fought back to win the match 7-15, 14-16, 10-15. Coach Dot Bishop stated, ‘‘In sub-state, the pressure was too much for our young team. However, they played excellent in the area tournament.” The Lady Bulldogs expect to have an excellent season next year because of the experience gained by this year’s young players, and the fact that they will lose only one senior team member. 43 PORTS Coach Dot Bish plans the strategy for another Lady Bulldogs’ victory The 1986 Lady Bulldogs’ Volleyball Team: Fresh. Camisha Spruell, 8th Vicki Renfro, Sr. Tena Niven, Jr. Letrece Gaddis, Fresh. Yolanda Brazzell, 7th Lea Gaddis, Mgr. Teresa Farrington Freshman Camisha Spruell sets the ball while teammates Vicki Renfro and Yolanda Brazzell look on Thompson Homewood Pelham Childersburg Briarwood Vincent B.B. Comer Pell City Billingsley Jemison 44 OMEN’S BASKETBALL LADY BULLDOGS... Greaking Hard work, dedication, and team work played a major role in the 1986-87 season. With 5 returning Starters the Lady Bulldogs finished an unbelieveable season with a 14-6 were by two points For the first time in five years the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Thomp son Warriors in overtime, at Monte vallo 41 to 39. With just five seconds left in regulation time Meg Perkins was the recipient of an intentional foul called on Thompson. Perkins then went to the line to sink one of the two freethrows to send the teams into overtime. She then made the winning basket with 2 seconds left to give the Lady Dogs their first overtime victory. Letrece Gaddis led all scorers with 16 points while teammate Meg Perkins pitched in 11 The Lady Bulldogs’ second over- time victory was over the Jemison Panthers, 37 to 34. Letrece Gaddis led the scorers with 15 points while seniors Meg Perkins and Tena Niven each added 10 points. Niven would later go to the line, in over-time, to make both ends of a one-and-one to secure the game for the Bulldogs This win assured the Lady ‘Dogs a spot in the sub-state playoffs Perhaps the most exciting game for the Lady Bulldogs was their vic- tory over Pelham, 37 to 35. Gaddis and Perkins were the leading scor- Junior Sonia Connell shows her stuff on a Bulldog fast break ers, but the offense was not the key to the game. An outstanding job done from the freethrow line was the key to this memorable victory. This was also the first time in five years the ladies had beaten Pelham The Lady Bulldogs began their quest for the county championship on Feb. 2 by defeating the Shelby County Wildcats 35-18. Gaddis topped the scorers with 11 points while teammates Niven and Perkins contributed 9 points each. The win advanced the girls into the second round of the tournament to face the Warriors of Thompson. This game proved to be just as exciting as the regular season games. Montevallo defeated the Warriors 34-33 on a last second shot by senior Meg Per kins. Perkins finished with 14 points while Niven added 10 points. The win placed the Lady Bulldogs in the final round to play Chelsea for the championship. This was the first time in many years that the Lady Bulldogs found their way to the final round. On February 6, Montevallo played Chelsea for the champion- ship. At the end of regulation the score was tied 30-30, but the Lady ‘Dogs fell short in overtime 36-33. Perkins and Hayes lead the scorers with 10 points and Gaddis added 9 The Lady Bulldogs finished as Shel- by County Championship runners- up Senior Tena Niven aims for two over Jemison Jefender: 45 OMEN’S BASKETBALL Senior Meg Perkins powers her way above the Wildcat defense to shoot for the hoop Junior Letrece Gaddis soars over the Chelsea Hornets in her effort to score a basket Sonia Connell intently watches as teammate Dana Hayes pull down an offensive rebound Coaches Johnye Horton and Ruth Perkins instruct the attentive Lady ‘dogs during a time-out 46 OMEN’S BASKETBALL Leaders Of The Pack . On thé court they have ight in neW offenses and de- geS, while foff the court they essedithe fact that this is ‘a tear ypu must play as a ‘tea have also been there yerg a pat on the back ell one or a pep talk if A players night. 5 ni in ecendsmajor change was ' a Ani y Dro t in crowd sup- Rard work fi ale: season the spec- girls fnishidg 2s... O' e ed st parents, they There he been nh any new wey dents, or people changes for the=Lady Bullddgs $5 to see a good this season. One is the fac thatc ‘basketball game. The crowd . ey played. part in several . at Be mor the ladies by ag gyerncouragement with a " 82. These two special people “cheer, The ladies were extremely have changed the style’ of the” grateful for this support. First row: Sonia Connell, Shun Lily, Maggie Carter, Jennifer Lawley, Tena Niven, and Latricia Young. Second row: Jenny Lucas, Sonya Farrington, Lea Gaddis, Meg Perkins, Coach Johnye Horton, Coach Ruth Perkins, Laura McCollough, Mgr. Camisha Spruell, Letrece Gaddis, and Dana Hayes Under the direction of coaches Johnye Horton and Ruth Perkins, the Lady Bulldogs posted an outstanding 14-6 record Letrece Gaddis, Meg Perkins, and Sonia Connell were honored by being named team captains for the 1986-87 season Seniors Sonya Farrington, Dana Hayes, Meg Perkins, and Tena Niven will treasure this season as their most memorable at MHS The Montevallo Lady Bulldogs are just one big, happy family. This year’s team consists of two sets of sisters. Senior Meg Perkins and as- sistant coach Ruth Perkins make up the first set. Ruth, a graduate of MHS '82, was also a star player on the Lady Bulldogs basketball team. She was named to many all-tourna- ment teams as well as scoring the winning baskets in games such as Thompson. She, along with team- mate Lessie Gaddis, graduate of MHS ’82 and sister of Letrece and Lea Gaddis, led their team to a 20-1 record, a county championship, and The Wildcats are no match for senior Meg Perkins as she easily contributes her own two points. Family Tradition: A Living Legacy an area championship. Lessie Gad- dis was also a star player for the 1982 Lady Bulldogs. She led in scoring in many games as well as leading in scoring for the past two years. They led their team to a sec- ond place finish in the county and a 14-6 finish, the best record since 1982. There is a little irony to this story. In 1982 Ruth Perkins was forced to go to the line with 2:30 left on the clock to shoot a technical foul called on Thompson's coach. She not only hit that freethrow but also made the winning shot to beat the Thompson 47 OMEN’S BASKETBALL Warriors 51-50. In 1987, Meg Per- kins went to the line with just five seconds left in the game to send the Lady Bulldogs into overtime with the Thompson Warriors. Meg followed in her sister's footsteps as she scored the winning basket in over- time. Although the Perkins and Gaddis dynasty is almost complete there will still be one sister to lead the team in years to come. This is sev- enth grader, Lea Gaddis. Lea has the potential to be one of the best. Letrece Gaddis rises above the rest to lead her team to a victory 48 LASSES Putting his botany knowledge to work sophomore Jason Edwards repots a plant for Mrs. Pawlik's biology class After finishing their last English assignment freshmen Sean Lemley and Chris Spears patiently wait for the bell to end sixth Jamming Jt Guring the lip sync air guitar Mike Hamilton imitates bass Flouride, of the Dead ASSES C LASSES On Punk Day, sophomore Tammy Mackenzie and junior Christi Hale are chosen as the best dressed because of their outrageous outfits. CONTENTS SENIORS JUNIORS SOPHOMORES FRESHMEN FACULTY James Acker Cathy Anderson Jim Ashmore Eric Bearden Darrell Beasley Amy Bice Slade Blackwell Chris Bomar Lamar Boothe Richard Brantley Daniel Broadhead Paul Brown Rina Burdett DeAnna Bush Kara Child Wayne Cofer Tammy Conwell Pamela Creel Kristie Cummings Lisa Cummings Tracy Cunningham Charles Devinner Veronica Devould Jan Edwards Stephanie Edwards Rachele Emfinger Angie Epperson Scott Evans Sonya Farrington Teresa Farrington Donna Gentry Mark Gentry Michelle Gilmore Terry Goggins Tracy Goggins ieee LASSES PERFECTION IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER When you hear the word “‘per- fect,’’ what (or who) comes to mind? Cybill Shepard? Tom Cruise? Bill Cosby? Each person has his own idea of the ‘perfect’? guy or gal, and the senior class shares a few of theirs. Teresa Farrington said, ‘‘The ide- al guy is a very nice gentleman who can treat me like a lady.’’ According to Lisa Cummings, “He has dim- ples, a mustache, a great personal- ity, and is sweet, honest, and kind.”’ ““My dream guy has to be muscu- lar like Hulk Hogan; he also has to have a great sense of humor,”’ said Tracy Goggins. Kayla Chambers views “someone who’s fun to be with and someone who is carefree’ as the ideal guy. Darrell Beasley said his perfect girl is ‘‘sweet and pretty. She cares —— wy oe a lot about someone’s feelings and understands when he has troubles.” “Any girl who cares enough to listen to me when | need to talk and will be willing to talk when | want to listen’’ is the ideal girl for Mike Ham- ilton. The perfect girl for Floyd Rich- ardson is one who “shares her emo- tions, is a good listener, and is mainly a friend.’’ Joey Jones said, “The perfect girl for me has a great personality, is a little wild, is smart, is friendly, and kind-hearted.’’ He added, “If you find this person, please tell her | am looking for her.”’ Angie Guins remains a bit pessi- mistic in saying, ‘‘The perfect guy is about six foot two, 220 Ibs., mascu- line, a little forceful, a decision-mak- er, sensitive, brown hair and blue eyes, and NOT OUT THERE!”’ Expressing their artistic creativity, seniors Eric Bearden and Becky Teeters carefully put the finishing touches on an art project 52 C LASSES ——— Calling All Seniors Seniors are thought of by many names that show their leadership and responsibility. But besides these, the class of '87 has other, more ‘‘ear-catching’’ names. Cecilia Rutledge is called Skip be- cause the “‘skips a lot.’’ Maia McClain earned his nickname, Cain from imitating the TV star of Kung Fu. Rhonda Murray is called Helga after an Olympic Mud Wrestling champion. O’Mally is the name given to James Acker. He said, ‘My friends Janine Brasher Michele Hall Kelvin Harrell Hoy Hughes Willie Goldsmith Mike Hamilton Dana Hayes and | saw a man with plaid pants who looked Irish, so they started calling me ‘‘O’Mally.”’ Chris Sailes acquired ‘‘Wolf’’ from his friends in the eighth grade. He went to sleep in class and they said he looked like a wolf. Some others are Bear, who is Jamey In- gels; and Duck, who is Richard Brantley. Sounds like a zoo, doesn’t it? But don’t lose hope. One day we may be calling one of these seniors ‘Mr. President!’’ David Grimes John Hardin Staci Hayes Randy Johnson Darla Jones Joey Jones Crier Concentrating whole-heartedly, senior Jamie Ingels completes a drawing in his os - seventh period art class. Scott Jones Danny Kelly Lisa Lawley Debra Loggins John McMillan Barry Keller Michael Kimbrell Tommy Layton Gina Lucas Kenneth Maddox Kevin Lucas Kerri Majors Maia McClain Reggie Mann Alison McCollough Rhonda Murray During the annual Spanish II dinner, senior Willie Goldsmith enjoys a “home cooked”’ Spanish burrito “| like that old time rock 'n roll,” sings senior Hoy Hughes as he im- personates Tom Cruise at the lip sync contest Tena Niven Meg Perkins Gray Randall Eric Rochester Jan Paschel William Potts Sheila Readal Sharmon Russell Floyd Richardson Cecilia Rutledge Images Of A Romantic Rendezvous As the seniors approach their graduation day, they realize that they have many more goals and dreams ahead of them to set and achieve. But, though this time of their lives is very hectic and seri- ous, the seniors took a moment to tell where they would go, and who and what they would take if they could go on the perfect ro- mantic picnic. “On my picnic | would take someone very special to the Ba- hamas. | would eat strawberries, whipped cream, and | would drink wine,’’ said DeAnna Bush. Tommy Layton would ‘‘drive through Hardee’s and pick up a burger or two with fries, and then go to a hilltop in the woods.”’ Jamey Ingels’ picnic would b e in Scotland with the queen of En- gland, while Hoy Hughes would travel to the Black Forest in Ger- many and take ambrosia and nectar (food and drink of the gods). The perfect picnic for Cathy Anderson is “a place in Pea Ridge where there’s a tiny water- fall running over a cave. You can sit in the cave and watch the wa- terfall from the inside. You don’t have to worry about ants be- cause the floor of the cave is sand ... I’ve been there more than a thousand times and |! know it’s my favorite place in the world.” Demetrius Paschel would take himself to Paris and would pack a ‘well-balanced meal”’ for the pic- nic. Amy Bice said, ‘| would take Rob Lowe; if he wasn't available | would take Tom Cruise or C. Thomas Howell. We would go to Venice, Italy, and ride in a boat.” Of course, most of these are just fantasies that the seniors don’t seriously expect to happen. But, who knows? Some day some of these not-so-serious dreams may become realities! Cres [ASSES — ; Ciass Of 8 7 Chris Sawyer Mike Shotts Elaine Spicer Tara Staffney Melody Thompson Tim Tidwell Marsha Tryon Carla Watts Keith White Sherry Yeager Darlene Young Chris Sailes Jimmy Sailes Mary Ann Sailes Cota J UNIORS Wes Anderson Andy Ballard Tony Beasley DeWayne Bice Britt Blake Jerry Brasher Steve Brazzell Lance Byrd Terry Carter Jerode Chism Patricia Cochran Kendra Cox Stacey Crowson Amy Darling Tracy Duren Samantha Elmore Letrese Gaddis Renae Gaddis Heath Galloway Tyron Goodwin Kim Greer Phillip Greer Christi Hale Tomi Harkins Hayes Scott Haynie April Hill Joy Holladay Carrie Johnson Gary Johnson Shawn Johnston Debra Jones Laura Jones Charlotte King Hassel Kromer Glenda Lawley Jimmy Lawley Genie Lightfoot Krista Loggins Jenny Lucas Eric McCord Tracey McElroy Lisa McGee Johnny McNeel Karen MacPherson Mack Mayweather Dewayne Meeks Mike Mieure In junior English classes, one book report must be oral, as junior Jenny Lucas demonstrates Juniors’ Millions lf Brewster can do it, so can the junior class. When asked how they would spend one million dollars if they must spend it all in 24 hours, they came up with some funny, pre- dictable, and surprising replies. Renae Gaddis would buy three cars, two houses, clothes, shoes, jewelry, and “all the cotton candy | could eat.’’ “| would spend one mil- lion dollars very, very quickly by buying a house, two cars, two hors- es, and a built-in swimming pool,” said Patricia Cochran. Trina Cun- ningham would ‘‘go to the Galleria and spend it all’’ on a huge shop- ping spree, while Heath Galloway would buy ‘5000 acres of the best hunting land in Alabam a.” Kendra Cox would share her money with her family and friends; then donate some to charity. Tom- my Whitten replied, ‘‘| would buy a house, a car, and a helicopter; also a private jet and a motorcycle.” Andy Ballard would buy an island in the Carribean and build condos, gift shops, and shopping malls. Steve Milstead would buy a Ferrari- Jaguar dealership, and Scott Haynie would buy a football team. Joy Holladay said, “If | had a mil- lion dollars to spend in one day, | would go crazy and would have to spend half of it for psychiatric care. After that | would spend money like it was no problem, and it wouldn't be — until | ran out. First, | would buy a diamond solitaire big enough to satisfy me. Next, | would buy a Porche 938 so | could prop my hand on the steering wheel and drive around like | have another million to spend the next day.”’ Flipping through her English book, junior Tomi Harkins rushes to complete her work. During after school band practice, junior Glenda Lawley leans back to belt out a solid note in the Troubadors’ feature tune, ‘Malaguefna. " ’ 58 LASSES eT After meeting with the junior class about the graduation exam ee counselor Colleen Colley answer: — stions posed by Lee Test nd Depricia Mo Junior Steve Segars tries his luck at being eacher for the day In Ms. DeMent's typing class, junior Joy Hayes hurries to finish her production before the bell Hazan Lynn Monk Morgan Steve Jeanise Milstead Motes Deprecia Rachel Moore Neal 59 LASSES Trombone section leader Pil Greer exorcies hie CLASS OF 88 SINAN What’s In ame Suppose you are sitting in class one day and the teacher begins to call the roll, ‘‘Pig- gie, Boris, Worm ... Who ARE these people you ask? These are juniors Tracy Duren, Thomas Schweitzer, and Laura Jones — just a few among many eleventh graders with very interesting nicknames. For exam- ple, Hassel Kromer earned the name Gretel after a classmate mistook his name to be Hansel. Howdy is the name given to Scott Haynie. When asked why, he said, ‘‘When someone says ‘hey’, | say ‘howdy’. " ’ The Studd (a.k.a. Barry Studdard) is derived from his last name and his out-going person- ality. Marcus Young is known as Marco Kit- ter, from a movie that his friend saw. Some other peculiar nicknames are Pole, which Kristie Pate is called because she has “‘as much sense as a pole,’’ Eugenia, which Genie Lightfoot got from a song called “Careful With That Ax, Eugene;’’ and Beeker, for which Lynn Morgan was labeled for acting like the Muppet Show Puppet. So, what IS in a name, you ask? Accord- ing to the class of '88, the answer is: ALOT!! Eddie Cindy Patty Pam Kelly Gray Fred Mike Nix Robbins Schweitzer Shaw Speakman Taff Tolbert Whitten Kristie Tanya Thomas Sandra Joe Lee Jason Tommy Pate Rovelstad Schweitzer Sloan Stephens Test Turner Whitten Bridget Jackie Steve Tonya Barry Terry Pam Paul Patrick Saunders Segars Smith Studdard Thompson White Wilson 60 LASSES OPHOMORES Sophomore Beth Brindley samples an enchilada at the Spanish Class party Pam Alexander Mike Allen Donnie Barefield Keith Beth Bearden Brindley Dennis Angie Blackerby Bunn Wendy Steve Booth Burdett Steve Burke Brandon Bynum David Calvert Jack Carter Suzanne Child Vivian Chism Lauren Colley Bonita Cottingham Dwayne Cox Eric Craig Steve Cummings Steven Cummings Greg Dailey Mark Davidson Jennifer Dawson Matt Draper Marcie DuBose Jason Edwards Karen Edwards Drew Floyd LaFaye Ford Tanya Fotchmann Benj Gaddis Kim Gaddis Angie Gentry Angie Gerber Derrick Gillmore David Givar Amy Glosson , Lucinda Griffin Becky Gurganus Bo Hall Carlos Hall Caroline Harkins Alan Harris Kriste Harris Benetta Harrison Valorie Herron Melinda Holsomback 61 LASSES Fantasy Becomes Reality In February of 1986, Ala- bama shoppers were blessed with the opening of yet another MEGA-mall The opening of the River- chase Galleria, which is lo- cated right across from the Shelby Jefferson County line, brought over 200 new specialty shops, depart- ment stores, and fast food places within reach of many area shoppers Since its opening last spring, the Galleria has been swamped daily by thousands of shop-a-holics. When asked why they found it so intriguing, mem- bers of the sophomore class shared some of their favorite places in the larg- est shopping office com- plex in the Southeast. Ky MacPherson named Diamond Jim’s and Taco Bell as some of his favorite spots. Betsy Weese prefers Doctor Pet. She said, 'l like to pet the cute and playful animals there.”’ ‘| love the Harliquen dolls in Kirklands’,’’ said Angie Bunn. Bill Wade mentioned the Banana Re- public as a favorite because he ‘likes the jeep in the window.”’ Wendy Booth finds The Mole Hole interesting, while Mike Swords said, ‘'l like all the food places in the Gal- leria. " " Melissa Payne en- joys shopping in Parisian’s. When asked why she re- plied, “My mom has a charge account there!’’ The Galleria may be just another shopping mall to some, but to the sopho- mores, the ‘fantasy has be- come a reality.” Benetta Harrison helps Mr. Ben Boak with the Homecoming pic- tures 62 Crnsses The Name Says It All The Sophomore class has many unique qualities, one of which is their abundance of creative and unusual nicknames For example, Richard Tripp earned the name ‘‘Bump”’ from his early childhood. He was so bow- legged that he bumped into things all the time “‘Squeal’’ is the name John Burke received because of his high-pitched laugh. Car- los Hall is called ‘Killer’ be- cause “‘l killed every pet | ever got.”’ Bridget Smith was la- beled Frog after she took dance and was told that she jumped like one “Shrimp” is what LaFaye Ford was titled because of her height — or the lack of it. Lynette Smitherman is called Leota the Lizard, which she got from a friend; and Arthur McCray is called June Bug, because he played with one So, if a nickname shows the creativeness of a class, the sophomores’ name says it all: They’ve got MORE! Bill Wade and date Tina Garner enjoy a slow dance at Homecoming Sophomore Jason Edwards is the last student in the halls as he has problems with his loc cker Danny Howell Treasure Ingels Donna Johnson Angie Jones Ronnie Jones Mary Ann Kelly Jennifer Lawley Suzy Leach George Lewis Shun Lilly Mike Ludwig Tammy Lucas Brent McCoy Arthur McCray Gina . ° McGiboney Tammy McKenzie Ky MacPherson Shawn Maddox tT Kerry Miline Angela Moore John Moore Tim Nabors Karen Payne Melissa Payne Cominita Pearson Janice Peoples Kim Pickett Mary Ann Ray Jason Rochester Jeff Roper Haley Russell Lynn Russell Tina Sears Lynette Smitherman Steve Stone Gerald Sturgis Terrell Vicki Thrift Richard Tripp Jodie Turner Victor Turner Philip Tyus 63 LASSES CLASS OF’ 8 Bill Wade Barbara Ward Betsy Weese 64 Ciisses RESHMEN En la clase de expanol, Clare Vance and Jen- nifer Crocker concentrate o n their daily les- SONS. Maggie Rebecca Rayme Terri Allen Blake Bryson Compton Randy Lisa Eric Renee Anderson Boothe Burns Cox Zandra Luther Zina Jennifer Anderson Boothe Cardwell Crocker Shane Susan Tracie Temple we 7 Greg — Baugh Brand Cecil Croclie Denham Douglas Fletcher William Karen Chris Robert Craig oma Cathy Dixon Fant Fletcher Beasle Brantle Chis Y ee om Culp April Author Aaron Shannon Richard Becky Jimmie Lynn D F ton Fuloh Blackburn Brown Clark Cummings — _—— ae Senior Reggie Mann shares some information from his “‘little brown phone book " ’ with his new little brother, Damian Hines. Fran Fulmer Tina Garner Angelia Glazner Scott Goggins Anthony Grayson Freeman Hackett Rolanda Hamilton Dawn Harkins Chad Harman Jennie Hatcher Freshmen Remember TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT Remember the time you had a date with someone you really wanted to im- press, and he or she in- formed you that there was something green on your tooth? Then, in attempting to wipe it off with some amount of dignity, you dropped your napkin, reached down to pick it up, and stuck your head in a plate of spaghetti? Your memory of the worst mo- ment in your life may not be as bad as this, but a few of the ninth graders have had some pretty embarrassing experiences. “My most embarrassing moment was when the whole band watched a vid- eo tape of me messing up at a game. The worst thing about it was that my dad was the person filming it, and it concentrated on me — no one else!’ recalls Jennie Hatcher. According to Jamie Rob- erts, her embarrassing mo- Roy Hicks Damian Hines Bobby Hendon Joey Henson ment was when her hair was Orange and green, and wouldn’t wash out. ‘l had to go to school like a big rainbow pop!”’ “The worst moment for me was when | was running to get on my bus. It had been raining and the pave- ment was slippery. Some- one put his hand on my back, and | slipped and fell, and slid all the way to the bus, " ’ says Joyce Smith. Brandy Lucas remem- bers, ‘“‘The worst thing that ever happened to me was when | was walking in front of someone | really liked. | turned to look at him and | slid down the hill.’’ Although the embarrass- ment may seem too much to bear now, it is one of the things that makes high school life so memorable. Some day you may look back on the experience fondly and laugh! (Well, maybe not.) Michele Holcomb Linda Holsomback OF HOMEWORK AND SPINACH Ask almost any high school stu- dent and he will tell you that the three things he hates the most are school, homework, and lunchroom food. But besides these more com- mon dislikes, the freshman class of- fers some rather humorous hates. Temple Crocker detests diet Coke and snakes, while Jared Smith loathes spinach, peas, and the Jane Fonda Workout. Book reports and losing tennis matches are among some things despised by Jill Lawley. “| just hate it when the phone rings, | answer it, and the caller ei- Roger Hudson Daniel Hughes Tonnia Hughes Shannon Hughes Hurt Melody Jackson ther hangs up or asks for someone who doesn’t even live in my house,” says Lisa Mann. Shane Baugh detests suits, riding the bus, and getting up early. Skoal spit, falling down and up the stairs, and double-knit polyester bell-bot- toms are a few of Clare Vance's dis- likes. Of course, these aren’t all of the freshmen with particular dislikes. There are many, many more. Just ask someone in the class of '90, and they'll tell you, ‘‘| HATE it when that happens!” “Do YOU want to carry all these books? " questions freshman Jill Lawley. ‘| DON'T!!’ Michele Johnson Roni Johnson Albert Jones Chris Jones Coty Jones Ronnie Jones Chery! Junkins Michele Killingsworth Lisa Kromer Latricia Lacey Ve Jill ronica Lapp Lawley Leigh-Ann Lawley Stacy Lawley Dana Layton Mark Leatherwood Making new acquaintances — Freshmen Becky Clark and Angelia Fletcher get to know their big sister Amy Bice Sean Robert Brandy Lisa Lemley Lilly Lucas Lucas Myron Ward Jeff Stephanie Lilly Lott Lucas Lucas Misty Lunceford John Lunsford 67 LASSES Unlimited Each year the freshmen are faced with many changes, .as is the high school with every incoming class. Ninth graders learn not to walk in single file lines in the halls, not to wait for “‘your row”’ to be dismissed, and not to go to homeroom after seventh period. Also, the rest of the school must adjust to the streams of new freshmen faces, new friends, and new relationships. In the beginning the adjustments may seem endless. But in the end, Tonya Murray and Tracie Cecil enjoy the op- tions in the lunch room sitting with their friends and self-serve trays Karen Brantley and MaLana Monk enjoy a cool autumn morning on Big Brother Big Sis- ter Day During English class Shannon Hurt and Paul Crenshaw patiently wait for the bell ral ; Laura McCollough Kimberly Maddox Alicia Mann Jeremiah Mayweather MaLana Monk Anthony Moore Sophelia Moore Sherry Moreland Cindy Murphree Tonya Murray Rhonda Paschel Terence Peoples Ken Pickett Sidney Pickett Tracey Phillips Robert Potts Jamie Roberts Renee Robertson LeAnn Robinson Sean Rooks Greg Roper Tiffiney Rutledge Melissa Scott Mary Sellers Steven Skawski Bridget Smith Jared Smith Joyce Smith Robert Smith Jessica Smitherman Chris Spears Camisha Spruell Jill Talley Debra Thomas Patrick Thomas Patsy Thomas Crystal Tolbert Randy Tolbert Sherry Turnage Clare Vance Ralph Vogel Terry Wallace Sandra Ward Vealance Watts Cary White Aimee Whitfield 69 LASSES CLASS OF ’ 9 Charles Williams Jamie Williams Tiffiny Word Latricia Young Crssses rt The Teachers SAY IT AGAIN “Okay, let's play school!’ How many times have students heard Ms. Czerw’s famous line for be- ginning class? Or, for that matter, how many times has “Listen up you var- mits’’ rung in the ears of math students in Mr. Mor- ris’s classes? Many teachers have fa- vorite sayings or sayings that they are known for re- peating. Band students all remember those famous lines often uttered by Mr. Weese, ‘‘Early is on time, and on time is late,’’ and “Make sure you have ALL of your uniform!” Ms. Belisle settles her classes with the classic “Rest your mouths and my ears, " ’ while ‘‘All students who wish to do squat thrusts will indicate by not giving me their attention,”’ seems to bring Coach Gil- liam’s classes to order. Students who have Mrs. Spivery or Coach Brown of- ten hear a simple, ‘‘Chill,”’ or ‘Buckle down.” Miss DeMent tries to en- courage typing students by admonishing, ‘If you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right,”” and Home Economics students are reminded, “‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Re- member — chance favors the prepared mind,” by Mrs. H ankins. Of course, not every teacher has a favorite say- ing. Mr. Bellah commented, ‘| don’t have a favorite one, or one | say every day. | guess | just try to have a new one for each day.” Principal Norman Payne cheerfully performs one of his numerous duties around the school During a daily bus route, Mrs. Carol Czerw pauses _ Intent in her work, Ms. Barbara Belisle for a brief chuckle checks a few papers between classes. Mr. Doug Morris strums away on his ukulele during Pickin’ and grinnin’. Mr. Robert Bellah Rodeo Day. entertains the student body with his talent on guitar The lunchroom ladies: Lenora Arwood, Sally Kornegay, Peggy Sue Melsoni, Betty Price, Elizabeth Fletcher Danny Acker Barbara Belisle Robert Bellah Tony Berry Dot Bishop Kenny Brown Colleen Colley Carol Czerw Susie DeMent Richard Gilliam Rose Ellen Hankins Larry Haynes Barbara Henderson Johnye Horton Carolyn McCollough Lula Bell Moore Willa Mae Moore Doug Morris Ann Parker Michele Pawlik Bobby Pierson Delilah Robinson Heidi Ross Marcia Spivery Jim Weese 71 LASSES 72 RGANIZATIONS Fans hold signs to cheer on the Troubadours as they perform at Thompson Marching Contest Cautiously, sophomore Jennifer Lawley samples differ ent Spanish foods Choir director Tommy Taylor prepares his vocalists for the upcoming Christmas concert RGANIZATIONS CONTENTS FFA FHA HONOR SOCIETY STUDENT COUNCIL CHEERLEADERS MAJORETTES FLAGS BAND SPOTLIGHT PUBLICATIONS 73 O RGANIZATIONS tM a. ae Sai 74 RGANIZATIONS FFA Rounds Up Honors Busy — an adjective that accu- rately describes the FFA chapter. In the fall, members of the group com- peted in steer showing and lamb showing at South Central Alabama Fair in Selma. Dana Hayes, Lance Byrd, Tim Nabors, and Jason Turner placed first, second, fourth, and fifth, respectively, in the Class | divi- sion. Last summer, the group was rep- resented by Steven Burke who trav- eled to Auburn University for the State FFA Convention. In district competition, the chapter placed first in Crime Prevention and second in Livestock Judging. At the State lev- el, they received third place in Crime Prevention and eighth in Livestock Judging. Later plans included showing pigs at the State Market Hog Show and Greenhands Cary White and Jeff Lucas im- prove their skills in a basic welding class Preparing for a show, eighth grader Doug Pate hoses down his steer Mr. Tony Berry demonstrates to first year ag students the proper procedure for using a planer Steers shows at the Shelby County, West Central District and State FFA Steer Shows. In their BOAC program — ‘‘Build- ing Our American Communities’’ — students built indoor playgrounds and sandboxes for the elementary school and planned the annual Chil- dren’s Barnyard. Finally, in May, the Chapter earned the honor of hosting the West Central District Eliminations. Ten or twelve counties will travel to Montevallo to compete in various Judging Contests. Those who are not eliminated will then proceed to the State Contests. 75 RGANIZATIONS First year members — 1st row: David Givan, Becky Clark, Dana Hayes, Tina Garner, Temple Crocker. 2nd row: Ronnie Jones, Roy Hicks, Cary White, Chris Chism, Scott Goggins, Greg Douglas, Shane Baugh. 3rd row: John Lunsford, Anthony Grayson, Paul Crenshaw, Brandon Bynum, Rayme Bryson, Todd Davis, Chris Spears, Patrick Thomas. 4th row: Jerod Smith, Robert Smith, Shannon Blackburn, Greg Cox, Chris Jones, Terrence Peoples, Robert Dixon, Terry Wallace, Sean Lemley. 5th row: Ashley Hudson, Eric Burns, Albert Jones, Arthur Farrington, Sean Rooks, Bobby Hendon, Greg Roper, Ward Lott, Ralph Vogel Officers: John Burke, sentinel; Lance Byrd, presi- dent; Jason Turner, reporter; Dewayne Bice, secre- tary; Wayne Cofer, vice president; Steven Burdett, treasurer 1st row: Gerald Sturgis, Tommy Whitten, Eric Craig, Julie Staffney, Lisa Kromer, DeWayne Bice. 2nd row: Keith Bearden, Tim Nabors, Paul Brown, Scott Haynie, Lance Byrd, Richard Tripp, Kelvin Harrell, Jerode Chism, Dwayne Cox. 3rd row: Kenneth Log- gins, Ronnie Jones, Donnie Barefield, Donald Sparks, Mike Whitten, Heath Galloway, Barry Studdard, Jason Turner, Arthur McCray, Benji Gaddis, Danny Howell, Mike Allen, John Burke, Wayne Cofer. 4th row: Shawn Tolbert, Stephen Brazzell, Bo Hall, Eddie Nix, Phillip Greer, Gary John- son, Mack Mayweather, Joe Stephens, Eric McCord, Phillip Tyus, Derrick Gilmore, Greg Dailey, Jason Edwards, Steven Burdett, Jeff Roper, Shawn Maddox, Mark Leatherwood, Steve Cummings, Jeff Curl 76 RGANIZATIONS Chapter Captures Prize At State For the first time in 12 years, the FHA chapter competed at the State Fair. The group created a large dis- play that was entered in the Voca- tional Educational Display competi- tion. The display earned second place in the state and the chapter received $350. Sponsor Mrs. Rose Ellen Hankins commented,.‘‘! think t was a pretty good showing for the first time in 12 years.”’ Junior Kim Greer and sophomore Jimmie Lynn Cummings were in charge of pre- Before learning how to sew a curve | ec student Jill Talley cuts out a circular 3 nd FHA members Cindy Murphree Angelia Fletcher ind MaLana observe as demonstrates h n a buttonnole 1986-87 FHA Officers: Cindy Motes, vice presi Kim Greer, vice Jeanise Jent: Pam Shaw Tonya Smitt Peoples reporter dent president cretary treasurer Jar ice Cathy Anderson, photographer jet Ist row on, Pam Shaw, Ly Jeanise Motes Lisa | Karen Payne, Tonya Smith nn Russell, Lisa Boothe April Dc ve Lucas row Kim Janice Peoples Greer ucas, Stephar patterr Ww Murphree, histor Cathy Ander Tiffiney nd jenr iglas Stacy 5th paring the display which featured Mickey Mouse and displayed infor- mation on home management, clothing and nutrition Later in December, the group traveled to the Briarcliff Nursing Home and visited with the people in the home. They presented a pro- gram which consisted of singing Christmas carols and a devotion. After the presentation, they provid- ed cake and punch for the resi- d nts tc Monk ar pres c Se and Lawle Mrs Moore, 3rd row Rutledge y Hatcher. MaLana Menk Cathy Culp Hankins, Maggie Sherry Moreland Dawn Thomas 4th row: Jimmy L Tammy McKenzie Donna Dodd Al Aller Cry Chery Cummings ynr Sophelia t Ibert Junkins Dawn Harkins 77 Achievements Oncanizations Recognizes Society Twenty-eight new members were inducted into the National Honor Society last spring on May 14. The society's duties for the 1986-87 school year included sponsoring the annual Christmas door decorating contest, and giving our Semester Honor Roll ribbons. In addition, the honor students held a spring Teach- er Appreciation day, and helped Mrs. Colley during the orientation of the eighth graders from the Middle School. In the fall, the group met to elect officers. John Hardin was selected to serve as president, while the vice president’s role was earned by Ran- dy Johnson. The positions of secre- tary and treasurer were filled by Marsha Tryon and David Grimes, re- spectively. Class participation is an important factor NHS members: front row: Eric Bear- in maintaining high standards of scholar- den, Meg Perkins, Kara Child, Tena ship as shown by NHS members Tena Niven, Rhonda Murray, Elaine Spicer, Niven and Rhonda Murray Sheila Readal, Randy Johnson, Staci Hayes, Sharmon Russell, Sherry 1986-87 officers: President — John Har- Yeager, Lisa Lawley; back row: John din; vice president —- Randy Johnson; McMillan, Danny Kelly, Chris Sawyer, treasurer — David Grimes; secretary Michael Kimbrell, David Grimes, Mike Marsha Tryon Hamilton, John Hardin, Marsha Tryon, Chris Bomar, Cathy Anderson, Amy Killing time, Randy Johnson pauses amo- _ Bice, Slade Blackwell ment before reporting to his University of Montevallo Differential Calculus class. 78 RGANIZATIONS Old Traditions And New Additions The leaders of the school, known as the Student Council, continued the tradition of keeping MHS activi- ties well above average for the 1986-87 school year. Along with the tradition of keeping many pro- grams, the council also made new additions under the leadership of Council president, Kara Child A few days after school started, the Student Council renewed the traditional Big Brother Big Sister program for the incoming freshmen and seniors. The program was de- signed to help the freshman class adjust to high school life. Also, at the first of the year, the organiza- tion, along with the city manager, Don Hughes, painted bulldog paw prints down the street leading to the football field After every home football game, the Student Council sponsored sock-hops to raise money for their yearly project. The representatives and officers worked hard to make those dances huge successes and even provided a lip sync air guitar contest for the last one. In addition to dances, the group sponsored the Free Fare concert in December Continuing the tradition, Home- coming 1986 was a Student Council project. Homecoming included all of the yearly dance decorations and spirit day festivities, but for the first time ever they had spirit competi- tions between the individual classes During the year, the group joined USCA (United Student Council of Alabama) to develop strong leader ship qualities and to learn from oth er schools In April MHS met with student councils throughout the state at the USCA conference. Also during the year, a project was proposed to purchase a new curtain for the audi- torium. The council's final event for the year was the Student Concil banquet held at the University of Montevallo, where the representa tive of the year was named Homeroom representative Sheila Readal commented, ‘‘Being on the Student Council involves a lot of work, but it really makes you feel like a leader in the school.” 3 blend of comedy gS, and at MHS last fall at the f the Student Council encouraging erformed tudent Council Treasurer; David Grimes elected officers: Hoy Vice-Presi t; Kara Child, President; and Lisa Lawley Secretary Britt Blake and explain the need for a new Principal Norman Payne as Council Student Council members Damian Hines curtain t member Melissa Payne offers ideas for re pair Maia McClain Crocker, Student Council John Burke, Arthur McCray Tripp Renee Robertson, Valorie Herron, Payne, Alicia Mann, Charles DeVinner, Barry Studdard, Rebecca Blake, Suzanne Child, Christi Hale, Sheila Readal, David Grimes, Cary White Kara Child, Britt Blake, Lisa Lawley, Randy Johnson, Steve Milstead Roger Hughes, Melody Thompson, Cindy Robbins, Hazan Monk, Todd Davis, Amy Bice, Chris Sailes, and Damian Hines Richard Melissa 79 RGANIZATIONS Jennifer Student Council Representative Cary White helps bring Christmas cheer to the school as he decorates the bulletin board The singing of a choir always adds flair to an otherwise less excit- ing P.T.O. meeting or band concert. This year, for the second year in a row, M.H.S. is part of a program sponsored by the Board of Educa- tion and the University of Monte- vallo Music Department. The 21 member choir is directed by Tom Taylor, who also works with stu- dents at the middle and elementary schools. Plans for the choir included sing- ing at a P.T.O. meeting in October, caroling at the Public Library in De- cember, and singing at the band Christmas concert. “| think they’ve come a long way this year, after a shaky start,”’ re- marked Mr. Taylor. Cecila Rutledge, one of eight sec- ond year choir members, said, ‘‘It’s a lot more interesting this year, es- pecially since | am the musician of the choir. There are more students in it this year, and that made us Directed by Tom Taylor, the choir sings tradition- sound a lot better.” al carols at the Christmas concert Singing as she plays, pianist Cecilia Rutledge accompanies choir students Reggie Mann and Tara Staffney during an afternoon practice Chorus members: Front row, Cecilia Rut- sa Scott, Renee Cox; 3rd row, Reggie Mann, ledge, Zina Cartwell, Kim Greer, Janice Peo- ples, Jessica Smitherman; 2nd row, Diane Lightsey, Eric Craig, Temple Crocker, Melis- Sonya Farrington, Tommy Lee Bivins, Teresa Farrington, Lisa Kromer, Sherry Turnage, Melinda Holsomback Sophomore Valorie Herr on cheers on the yall team with the chant ‘Rock Steady”’, avorite of the stuc foo 80 Oganzations GO DOGS GO DOGS Jent body GO DOGS GO DOGS During their seventh period cheerleading class, Krista Loggins, Sandra Sloan, Cathy Anderson, Valorie Herron cilia Rutledge Suzanne Child, and (Head) Kara Child show that true orange and blue spirit GO DOGS GO DOGS The 1986-87 Varsity Cheerleaders include Lynn Morgan, Valorie Herron, Krista Loggins. Amy Glosson, Cathy Anderson, Suzanne Child, Sandra Sloan, (Head) Kara Child, Cin- dy Robbins, and Cecilia Rutledge GO DOGS Anticipating revenge for twelve long years, seniors Cathy Anderson and Kara Child await a victory over the Thompson Warriors GO DOGS Keepers With the addition of a larger squad, MHS cheer- leaders burst through an- other season bigger and better than ever. This year’s group consisted of eight cheerleaders and two alter- nates. The added number of cheerleaders improved the all around skills of the girls, made for complex stunts, and boosted the school morale. The year began with practices held twice a week in preparation for UCA camp in June. For the sec- ond year in a row, the squad captured top honors by winning the Key to Spirit Award. Competing with twenty-four other schools, the group also earned four superior and four excellent ribbons. The cheerleaders learned new stunts, dances, At one of the most emotional pep rallies ever at MHS, the squad leads the school in singing “We can feel it coming in the air tonight! " ’ GO DOGS Of The Spirit and cheers to use through- out the year. Working to- gether during the month of August, the girls perfected chants and planned the pep rallies and other foot- ball related activities. Having only five pep ral- lies, the squad made the most of them by performing something new each week. Most of the time, they planned cheers with stunts involved and a dance rou- tine. For the Pelham pep rally, however, the girls urged the players to partici- pate in relay races. Also, for the Thompson game, the cheerleaders read an article about the last time the Bull- dogs defeated the Warriors twelve years ago. This was done with the song, “‘In the Air Tonight’ played in the background. Later in the With one last practice before a pep rally, the cheerleaders are de- termined to perfect their stunt GO DOGS 81 ONGaNZATIONS season, the girls competed in a cheerleading competi- tion at the Shelby County Fair. They won fourth place and twenty-five dollars for their efforts. As representatives of MHS, the group of girls had other duties besides cheer- ing on the teams. They were featured in a wagon in the Rodeo Parade and rode with Santa Claus at the Christmas Parade. The '86-’87 cheerleading squad accomplished many things while working to- gether as a team. Each squad member was always working hard to back the school. They spent the year representing MHS, practic- ing for perfection, and most of all — backing the Bull- dogs. Sophomore Amy Glosson enthusi- astically leads a cheer on the spirit line GO DOGS 82 1986 Squad Adds OpRGANIZATIONS Sparkle To Season Performing with a bright smile on Friday nights isn’t always what be- ing a majorette is all about. Many other things go behind the scenes such as: long practices, making up and changing routines, perfecting for contests, designing uniforms, ex- citement and nervousness, summer camps, helping call parents for band-boosters and also contribut- ing help to the fundraisers for the band. The 1986 marching season start- ed early for the unusually large squad of nine. The squad started practices right after tryouts and continued for three days a week throughout the summer, as well as attending the regular band camp. Also they stayed after the band on many days to work on perfecting their routines. Although pulling a nine girl squad together was difficult the marching season brought them an excellent rating at the Central Alabama Marching Festival. While ‘Wasting Time’’ during the drum fea- Bottom: Melissa Payne, 1st row: Lisa Lawley At an afterschool practice, Amy Bice, Genie ture, Kristie Pate concentrates to perform (head), Stephanie Edwards, 2nd row: Genie Lightfoot, Tracy Duren and Lynette Smither- Lightfoot, Lynette Smitherman, Tracy Duren, man, work on marching skills with the deter- 4th row: Kristie Pate, Jeanise Motes, top mination to get it right Amy Bice (co-head perfectly 83 OnGanzaTiOns Team Work Earns ‘‘One’”’ The flag corps put in a lot of extra hard work during the season. Many times the flags came in before and stayed after the regular band prac- tices. With the help of head flag Pamela Creel and Mr. Parker sever- al flag routines were created. The assistant band director, Mr. Parker, said, “This was the first time | worked with a flag corps. | learned a lot from the experience.’’ Mr. Parker also said, ‘‘Everyone in the flag corps worked well together, like a team. " ’ This year there were twelve girls performing the half-time show. “They were one of the better flag corps we've had in years,’’ Mr. Weese remarked. All the extra work paid off when the flag corps re- ceived a superior rating at the Thompson Band Competition. The flag corps enters the field for Thompson Contest The 1986 flag corps: Karen MacPherson, Debra Jones, Mary Ann Kelly, Jennifer Crocker, Lucinda Griffin, Zina Cardwell, Tanya Ro- velstad, Pamela Creel, Tina Garner, Michele Frederick, Dana Lay- ton, and Alicia Mann Standing in their circular formation, the flags prepare for the beginning of the show Karen MacPherson, Tina Garner, and Jennifer Crocker twirl in perfect sequence at an after school practice ee 84 OGanzations Rain Ends Reign ‘“‘We want Weese! We want Weese!’’ These were the words chanted by the 1986 Marching Troubadours after their ‘‘superior’’ performance and class win at the Central Alabama Marching Festival at Thompson High School on Octo- ber 18. The band received straight ‘“ones’’ with an overall average of 95. The flags, drum line, and drum major were also given ‘superior’ ratings, and the majorettes rated excellent. The next contest challenge that faced the Troubadours began on the morning of October 25. As the rain poured down, the Troubadours prepared to begin their two-day trip to Atlanta, Georgia. For the first time ever, band members competed in the LaFayette Marching Classic which was held in Fayetteville, thirty miles south of Atlanta. Because of a lack of rooms at the time the Trou- badours arrived at the hotel, stu- dents were divided off into the few available rooms to get dressed. ry “There were tons of people in the room | was in. | think everyone else went home with something that be- longed to me,’’ recalled Tomi Har- kins. After many band members had been drenched, and various flag poles were lost in the foot of water that had accumulated on the field, the officials informed a disappointed Mr. Weese that the contest had been cancelled. ‘‘| wanted to march even if we had to swim to do it,”’ related senior trumpet soloist Meg Perkins. Comments such as this were heard from many Trouba- dours. Mr. Jim Weese stated, ‘“‘l think they would have had the pride and guts to really have a ‘1’ perfor- mance.” The next day, as the sun shone brightly, the tone of a trip that could have been useless and depressing changed as band members spent a fun-filled day at Six Flags over Geor- gia. Excitement and celebration are evident in the faces of these Troubadours after hearing the judges’ scores of ‘'1,1,1, for an overall 1! " The face of drum player Hoy Hughes shows intense concentration as the band warms up to prepare for their performance Drum major Paul Wilson proudly leads the Marching roubadours onto the field to engage in competition Troubad c he field Jag petit in the Central Alabama Marching Festival Band director Jim Weese directs the band at ne of the many rehearsals during summer band camp 85 RGANIZATIONS PERFECTION lt Takes Practice Ask any Marching Trouba- dour where they were during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. starting as early as August 1 until the day before school begins, and their reply would be ‘‘summer band camp”’. Once the school year commenced band members met from 3:15 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a ten-minute break in the middie of rehearsal. Band practice was held at the practice field next to the school, and on each Thurs- day, the Troubadours traveled to Fisher Stadium to perform the show as though it was half- time on any given Friday night. During the season our Trou- badors added sparkle and ex- citement to pep rallies, pa- rades, and football games. Eighth grader Michael McClain, serving as an extra trumpet player, became part of the “high school’ group as he marched and played with the Troubadours During Fire Prevention Week, trumpeteers William Potts, DeWayne Bice, and Jill Lawley parade down main street Drummers Eric Rochester and Daniel Potter attend a typical after-school section rehears- al to practice for Friday night’s show CO FORNteRTONS- TROUBADOUR PRIDE IS ALIVE “This year's Symphonic Band has the talent and po- tential to have a very success- ful season,” commented band director Jim Weese. The band had the opportunity to prove its ability at such contests as District, State, and also at the University of Montevallo Con- test. Plans for a_ four-day spring trip to Panama City to participate in the Festival of Champions contest were on the agenda of the band. On December 18, the Symphonic band performed the annual Christmas concert. Selections at the concert included “March Grandioso’’, ‘‘Christ- mas Festival’, ‘‘Sleigh Ride’, and also “‘Invicta’’. ‘‘Of Fes- tive Bells and Ancient Kings” was the Christmas piece di- rected by student band diretor Jim Parker. Although the band faced some tough competition it still found that the season was re- warding and very fulfilling. During the annual Christmas concert fresh- The clarinets perform the melody in one of Assistant band director, Jim Parker congrat- man Richard Brown models the new band the tunes played at the Christmas concert ulates the band after their performance of the uniform called, ‘‘March Grandioso " ’ piece he directed ‘‘Of Festive Bells and An- cient Kings” 87 ORGANIZATIONS New Experience Rates Superior As everyone readily awaits another Friday night half-time show, junior Paul Wilson, drum major at MHS, salutes the crowd with sharp, practiced mo- tions as he prepared to di- rect the March ing Trouba- dours. This is one of the more visible duties that Paul has during the march- ing season. The title of “drum major’ includes a wide variety of other duties which begin even before summer band camp starts in August Paul participated in a four-day drum major camp which was held at Auburn University during the sec- ond week of July. While at Auburn, he learned about basic routines, posture, and voice command. ‘‘l learned a lot from the camp, but many things Mr. Weese had already taught me,’’ com- mented Paul about camp. Two weeks before band camp began, Pau l began cleaning the band room, passing out music, and lin- ing off the practice field. Paul received a “1” at the Thompson contest, which was his only opportunity to prove his skill during the 1986 season. Paul has felt that being able to represent MHS, the band and the community was a privilege. He related that “being drum major is a big responsibility, but I’m glad | have had the chance to do it.” Drum major Paul Wilson stands proud as he displays the trophy he earned at the Thompson contest At the homecoming bonfire Paul Wilson conducts as the Trouba- dours run through their Friday night half-time show Trophies such as these were awarded to the Troubadours as symbols of their superior performance After a Montevallo touchdown they cheer on the Bulidogs with the Paul Wilson fightsong eads the band while y 88 O RGANIZATIONS 1987 Math Team — Reaching For The Limit Second place in Geometry and Algebra II divisions brought an ex- citing and rewarding Saturday after- noon at Vestavia Hills High School to a close. Vestavia, the first tourna- ment of the year for Montevallo High School's math team, was held last fall. MHS sposored four teams: Ge- ometry, Algebra |, Algebra Il, and Advanced Math. Even though all participants had to wake up early on a Saturday morning for the math tournaments, most of their inevitable complaining ends after the first time they have been a part of the winning team. This year’s teams traveled to many tournaments; in January, the Austin Math Tournament was held at Austin High School in Decatur; the annual Huffman tourney took place in February; and the Shelby County Math Tournament was in April. Other planned competi tions included the Lurleen B. Wallace State Community College Tourney in Selma and the State Tournament at Samford University in Birming- ham. 8th grade math teacher Danielle Prichard, along with instructing an Algebra | class, sponsors the Algebra | math team at tournaments. In his Algebra II class, Mr. Doug Morris utilizes the chalkboard by factoring an equation Advanced math students John Hardin, Angie Gerber, and Steve Milstead spend a leisurely mo- ment looking over some math problems. 1st row: Tanya Rovelstad, Tracey McElroy, Lisa McGee, Angie Gerber, Glenda Lawley. 2nd row Jamie Roberts, Jill Lawley, Reneé Robertson, Joyce Smith, Fran Fulmer, Beth Brindley, Brandy Lucas, Caroline Harkins, Britt Blake, Mike Mieure, Lance Byrd, sponsor Doug Morris. 3rd row: Karen Mac- Pherson, Tina Garner, Joey Henson, John Hardin, Kerry Meline 89 O RGANIZATIONS Scholars’ Bow! Overcomes Changes Let’s Go Bowling As the new school year began, the Scholars’ Bowl team faced many changes. After two-year coach Mrs. Cathy Bearden was transferred to Pelham High School, former UM College Bowl coach Mr Larry Haynes took over and helped Mrs. Ann Parker get the quizzers ready for competition Team members prepared them- selves by completing in-depth re- search papers and by making up questions of their own. In addition, a special class was set up specifically for the members of the team. How- ever, due to schedule changes, not many of the team members were able to benefit from the Research Study class. Another first for the group was their participation in a Scholars’ Bowl league. Instructors from McA- dory, Jess Lanier, and Hueytown met with Mr. Haynes to form the organization. Other innovations included com- petition by a second team, com- prised of the alternates, a match with Mrs. Bearden’s team from PHS, and the second annual match against a faculty team. Scholar’s Bowl sponsor Ann Parker pauses between questions aia with Calera i A Calera High School “Sr Scholar's Bowl Team Lawley, Karen MacPherson, Kerry Meline, Lisa Lawley, John Har- din; 2nd row, Daniel Potter, James Acker MacPherson, mo a 79 Mieure, Ky sponsor ——S ee 1st row, Ann Parker Bduring a weekly practice Junior Daniel Potter and senior James Acker get set for a match Junior Britt Blake ponders a question during a practice match with sponsor, Glenda Britt Blake, Mike Deprecia Moore, Larry Haynes — 90 —E SSS RGANIZATIONS New Innovations On An Old Under the new leadership of Larry Haynes, the Spot light plunged into the 39th edition with a flurry of inno- vative ideas. ‘‘This was his first year teaching journal- ism so he was a little inex- perienced, but he also had the benefit of just graduat- ing from college. This gave him a storehouse of fresh techniques for his class,” Spotlight editor Amy Bice stated about Mr. Haynes. New ideas included in the bi-weekly paper were more pictures and more feature articles. These techniques helped in the competition Sports editor Charles DeVinner types his final draft the publication was in. The Spotlight, a member of the National Scholastic Press Association, was evaluated in a competition held by the association The paper was compared with other papers through- out the country and then judged on appearance, number of errors, and types of articles “Working on the Spot- light is, of course, a learning experience, but it also pre- pares me for a possible ca- reer,’’ declared staff mem- ber Genie Lightfoot. SPOTLIGHT staff: front row: Joy Holladay, Tracy Duren, Rina Bur- dett, Sherry Yeager, Elaine Spicer; Second row: Amy Bice, Genie Lightfoot, Michele Frederick, Pam Shaw, Patty Schweitzer; third row Mr. Larry Haynes, Ms. Susie De- Ment, Wes Anderson, Scott Haynie, Barry Studdard, John Har- din, Dewayne Meeks; back row Jason Turner, Charles DeVinner Chris Bomar Journalism | students learn the ba- sics of writing copy, headlines, and captions. Decked in togas, junior staffers Pam Shaw and Lee Test discuss the homecoming Tradition during homeroom Reporter Rina Burdett revises her story for the next edition Finding the circulation desk the favorite place to spread out, seniors Stephanie Edwards and Slade Blackwell work on their spreads for the first deadline MONTALA Staff wards, Meg Perkins Johnston . Richard Brantley; third row: Danny Kelly cy Duren, Karen MacPherson, Tanya Ro stad, Kara Child, Staci Hayes, Sheila Rea 91 MONTALA: QOrome IZATIONS | ee Give Us A Memory What are some of the most treasured things got- ten out of high school? Memories. Collecting those memories is what year- books are all about, but it’s not an easy t ask The members of the MONTALA staff put forth much effort to rise to the occasion. Photographers are endlessly taking pic- tures of incidences and events that might be impor- tant enough to include in front row: Stephanie Ed- second row: Shawn Hazan Monk a- Vv a Glenda Lawley, fourth row: Mike Hamilton Lisa Lawley, Steve Milstead, Tracey McElroy Andy Ballard, back row: Amy Bice, Tena Ni- ven, Slade Blackwell, Kerry Meline Sawyer, Mike Mieure, Ky MacPherson Rochester the book. Photographers are not the only ones who are busy, though. The en- tire staff is constantly work- ing on story concepts and page designs Even though it takes long hours of work to put out a good book, the staff mem- bers enjoy being able to do the service they do for the school, giving the students something they may not even know they have — their memories PLAYin’ It Right Drama Club Gets The Job Done Putting a play together takes a lot of effort and time However, time was not some- thing the members of the 1986 Drama Club had an overabun- dance of. After several major character changes, the final cast settled down to serious practice one week before the actual performance. The play, which was a Christmas farce entitled Too Much Christmas, was presented for the school on the morning of December 16. The cast included Steve Milstead, Genie Lightfoot, Mike Mieure, Britt Blake, Tan- ya Rovelstad, Eric Bearden, Karen MacPherson, Lisa Law- ley, and Higgins, a_ basset hound belong to Kara and Su- zanne Child’s mother. Other club members helped make the play a success by preparing the set and props. In addition, much effort was spent in providing costumes and publicity. Drama Club sponsor Barba- ra Belisle remarked, ‘‘It did me a lot of good to see people who had never been on stage before get up there and act like professionals. They did an excellent job!”’ Too Much Christmas is all Eric Bearden, Karen MacPherson, Britt Blake, and Tanya Rovelstad can think about during the final rehearsal of the Christmas production Drama Club members: Back Row: Sidney Pickett, Reggie Mann, Britt Blake, Kara Child, Eric Bearden, Chris Bomar, Steve Milstead, Becky Teeters, Rhonda Murray; Middle Row: Terry Carter, Mike Mieure, Tara Staffney, Cecilia Rutledge, Karen MacPherson, Tracy Duren, Genie Lightfoot, Christi Hale, Tracey McElroy, Tanya Rovelstad; Front Row: Mrs. Belisle, Glenda Lawley, Elaine Spicer, Cathy Anderson, Stephanie Edwards, Alison McCol- lough, Pam Shaw, Lisa Lawley Award’s Day Baseball Basketball Playoffs Graduation Symphonic Band © E = S Baseball ls Back ‘““‘Baseball is back Those were the words going around MHS after the '86 sea- son. The Bulldogs, under new Head Coach Kenny Brown, went 10-13, the most wins since 1980. Experience helped with 6 of the starting 9 players returning from the pre- vious season. Lack of pitching hurt the squad with only two experi- enced pitchers, Kevin Lucas and Glenn Davis, returning. Offense took up for the lack of pitching with Steve Spears leading the way. Spears broke the consecutive hitting streak previously held by Trey Hughes; Danny Kelly and Glenn Davis also aided the team in hitting. In area competition, the Bulldogs went 2 and 4 with wins over Oak Grove and West Blocton. The team went 0-2 against Briarwood. Steve Spears and Andy An- derson were elected co-cap- tains while Spears also won the batting award and Most Valuable Player at the end of the season. Chris Sawyer won Most Improved Player of the ’86 season. Before the ‘Old Timer's Game,” first basemen Chris Sawyer warms up with a couple of practice throws Benchwarmers " await for hopes of a chance to relieve starting Bulldogs 24 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 And Here To Stacy Senior Steve Spears awaits the go ahead signal from the plate The 1986 Bulldogs: (front) Shane Baugh, Coty Jones, Patrick Thomas, Chris Spears, Todd Davis, Albert Jones, Greg Dailey (middle Burdett, Jack Carter, Arthur McCray, Jeff Roper, T Nabor shawn Johnston, Mike Allen sawyer, Glenn Davis. Kevir teve Spears, Danny 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 25 we oes ROCK me HOUSE Lt Victory is like a fine wine, years in the making and mo- ments in the tasting. After several tough seasons, the mighty Dogs of Montevallo got a sweet taste of vic- tory at the state tournament held in Auburn's Memorial Colesium. The Dog’s record of 16-10 was not too impressive compared to other state- bound 3A _ schools, but actions speak louder than words. Monteval- lo's fast-break offense and pressing defense placed them undefeated in 3A area games. The Bulldogs had to start tournament play against number two state-ranked Winfield. The Pirates record of 31-1 was in- timidating, but not to the Bulldogs backed by supporting fans. The men of Montevallo shot 53% from the field and pulled off an upset win of 84-73. All-stater Tommy Bivins led the attack with 36 points, 9 re- bounds, 6 steals, and a ‘“‘Dunk that Rocked the House.’’ All-stater Slade Blackwell followed Bivins with 21 points and 7 steals In semifinal play, Montevallo played the number one ranked Tan- ner Rattlers. The Rattlers earned a 79-62 win behind a five man corps of double-figure scorers. Bivins ac- counted for 38 points and 8 re- bounds with Blackwell sinking 14 points of his own. The Rattlers went on to win the 3A State Champion- ship over East Limestone. Although the Bulldogs tasted vic- tory in the 1985-86 season, and with 4 of 5 returning starters, Monte- vallo Basketball has just ‘“‘come of age.” ells all as the Bulldogs defeat ed Winfield, in the first round of state cate in the Fourth period Slade Blackwell goes airborne for two of his 21 noin oc The mighty Bulldogs celebrate their victory over the Winfield Pirates in game one of the state play-offs As graduating senior Dean A exander approaches the stage receiving nis high As each departing senior has, Daryl Brown receives his long awaited diploma At the graduation reception Mrs. Rose Ellen Hankins and uniors Cecilia Rutledge and Cathy Anderson help to pre- pare refreshments. On May 29, 1986, Palmer Auditorium was the scene of a much awaited event for the 1986 Senior class. Amid a stand- ing-room-only crowd, the class of '86 re- ceived their diplomas and bade a final fare- well to the halls of MHS. In addition to saying good-bye to the school, the se- niors were faced with the sadness of leaving dear friends behind To begin the com- mencement exer- cises senior ciass president and saluta- torian Ray Rutledge welcomed follow Classmates, their par- ents, and friends. Af- ter the pledge to the flag, the audience was given a special treat when senior Larry Sailes led the singing of the National An- them. Following the “Star Spangled Ban- ner,’’ Lori Rovelstad delivered farewell re- marks in her valedic- torian’s speech. Next Mr. James White, Commissioner of Rev enue of the State of Alabama and quest speaker acgaressed the audience At last the moment arrived and one by one the seniors crossed the stage, filled with both sad- ness and relief, to re- ceive their diplomas Though they were leaving behind many dear memories, they realized those that lie ahead would be just as memorable Ending Friendships, Beginning Careers: This Is Graduation President and Salutatorian of the Larry Sailes leads ‘‘The Star Span- Lori Rovelstad directs her oration Following the Valedictory, senior class Ray Rutledge delivers gled Banner’’ for the diploma re- to the attending audience. James White, addresses the the opening remarks cipients and guests. graduating class. 29th Awards Day Tempering Tradition With Novelty Perfect attendance, good sportsmanship, All A’s — these were among the many awards presented at the 1986 Awards’ Day Ceremony. The presenta- tion may have been famil- iar, perhaps even monoto- nous, to some, but the people who were com- mended for their varied ac- complishments made it unique Students were recog- nized for outstanding per- formance in academics, han Grimes fr utstanding es Top valedictoriar Audra Clark m the sports, and various school organizations. Certain adults were also presented with certificates of appreciation. The scheduled speaker, Mrs. Linda Knowles, was unable to attend. In her place, Miss Susie DeMent delivered the opening state- ments, reminding the stu- dents of the importance of their individual contributions In addition to the tradi- tional awards given annual- receives a $50 ocal VFW for his say on Democracy achievers Lori Rovelstad, and Ray Rutledge and salutatorians converse about graduation plans Senior Grayson Mayhall, an 4 athletes of '85 are Donna Norman Payne j Steve Spears John Ray Rutledge, George Jackson, and Larry Saile and ¢ 4 2 nn Davis, Clint King, Andy Anderson, and Sean Roberts ly, anumber of new awards were presented. For the first time ever, a group of seniors received special recognition for their contri- butions during their high school years. The Presiden- tial Citation for Academic Fitness was received by eighteen members of the senior class who had an 85 overall grade-point average or better, 12 units of cred- its, and who ranked in the 80th percentile on a nation- al standard achievement test Other first-year awards included outstanding soph omore and freshman band students, best male and fe male voaclists in chorus, and majorette trophies DAR winner Jonathan Grimes was also presented with $50 from a Veterans of Foreign Wars’ representa- tive for an essay he wrote on Democracy 1986 proved to be a suc- cessful year for the Monte- vallo High School Sym- phonic Band. During the spring concert season, the 80-member band traveled to Shades Valley High School in February for Dis- trict Competition. For the 15th year in a row, the Symphonic Band earned 3 1's for an overall superior rating which gave them the right to perform at the State level. However, due to lack of funds, the band was un- able to make the trip to Troy State University to compete at the State Success, But No State Competition. Then in March, the band members played in the Uni- versity of Montevallo Con- cert Band Contest. After the performances, MHS re- ceived scores of 1, 1, 1 for an overall 1. In addition, they were the class C win- ners and finished second overall in the whole contest. The concert music per- formed for the 1986 sym- phonic season consisted of John Phillip Sousa’s “‘Black Horse Troop’’ march; Claude Smith’s ‘God of Our Fathers,”’ which fea- tured trumpet and trom- Band director Jim Weese leads the playing of the last number, highlights from ‘Fiddler on the Roof.” Intent on making “‘all the right moves’ with their slides, the trombone section concen- trates on their spring concert music. The 1986 Symphonic Band enchants the au- dience during their final performance of the concert season bone trios and a solo by first chair flute player Mar- sha Tryon; and concluded with Beethovan’s “Egmont Overture.’ In April, 31 members of the Troubadours were cho- sen to perform in the Shel- by County-All County Band. Freshmen Angie Gerber and Betsy Weese earned first chair positions in the Jr. High Band, while sophomore Jenny Lucas, and seniors Lori Rovelstad, and Ricky Swift placed first in the Senior High division. Finally the Symphonic Band closed out the suc- cessful 1986 season with a spring concert in the MHS Auditorium. The perfor- mance included ‘God of Our Fathers, " ’ ‘‘Mount of Might,”” ‘March and Pro- cession of Bacchus,”’ and “How the East was Won.” In addition, the group played: ‘Flamingo Trum- pets” which featured Barry Allen, Meg Perkins, and Chris Sawyer; “‘Beguine for Flutes’ featuring the flute section; and highlights from ‘Fiddler on the Roof,”’ which featured a duet by Lori and Tanya Rovelstad. Prom Vs Bluegrass Tough Decisions! Spring’s arrival means two things in Montevallo: 1) Brierfield’s Bluegrass Fes- tival and 2) the Prom. On May 3, 1986, many students were faced with making a choice between the two For those who decided to attend the Prom, the evening was a combination of both old and new things. The event was held at the Radisson Inn, formerly the Re- gency Hotel, for the second consecutive year. However, instead of having a live band, the music for the night was provid- ed by a disc jockey team, Nuthin’ Fancie Senior Taffy Hall commented, “The weekend was really special. Friday we went to Bluegrass, and Saturday was the Prom. Both nights were really fun and special.”’ Betweer ngs, senior Karla Hawks and Steve Wil kinson (MHS 82) pause at the refreshment table to discuss the exciting weekend Sonya Peoples, Rex Worthy, Tyhease Shamburger, and Her Sunglasses Senior Norman Payne and junior Mike man Purnell enjoy the music of the disc-jockey team, Nuthin Shotts add ar eresting touch to their formal wear Fancie, which replaced the usual live band at the 1986 Junior Senior Prom Flowers By Dana and gifts, too! Dana Graham, Operator Moore's Crossroads Route 5 Box 803 Montevallo, AL 35115 (205) 665-1949 Floral Designs Plant Creation Senior Pamela Creel follows carefully the typ- ing format for their production During Homecoming Week, Seniors Angie Guins and Michelle Hall discuss Toga Day during homeroom MOORES CROSSROADS FOOD MART Open 7 Days Weekly 665-2300 Montala Staff Thanks You Montevallo High School appreciates the support of area businesses. 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With Love, Mama and Senior Angie Epperson. We are proud of Daddy Epperson you!! With Love, Daddy, Mother and Troy CONGRATULATIONS! “Could a clean body also mean a clean “Little Tiger’ We are very proud mind?'’ CONGRATULATIONS, and best War Eagle of youl! wishes for those exciting years ahead of you. Tena Niven Love, We love you, Mom, Dad, Keith and “Addie” We Love you Mom, Dad and Kim Leona and Henry Melody, you have struggled very hard to keep your grades up, never wanting them to drop below a “'B’’, even though they did sometimes. May God Bless and keep you as you continue to climb and reach higher goals, whatever you do don’t leave God out of your life. | love you with all my heart. Mother ae AWS AWS CONGRATULATIONS!!! Congratulations Maia!! Your life has just Lamar, now you can catch a bigger fish! begun. Remember All Things are possible Love, Mom and Dad. through Christ Jesus. Mom, Dad, Michael and Thandi. CONGRATULATIONS!! Michele Hall. 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For senior James Acker, this unusu- al ability really paid off. Beginning in the seventh grade, James became a key player on the scholars’ bowl team. After being the Middle School leading scorer, and leading MMS to become the eighth grade champions, he went on to ex- cel at the High School level. James earned second place in individual scoring his freshman year, and helped MHS win their first Shelby County title in 1985. Then in 1986, disaster struck when James caught chicken pox and missed both the teachers’ match and the county tournament. However, 1987 proved to be his year to really shine. James led fellow teammates in a round against the faculty, which exhibited his vast storehouse of knowledge and pro- duced a score of 345-50, in the stu- dents’ favor. At the annual trip to Columbiana, the team placed third overall and James finished as the overall top scorer for the county and racked up a whopping 290 points. However, amid his many success- The school’s all-time leading scorer, Tommy Lee Bivins reached over 2,000 total points in basketball during his high school career Quizzer James Acker gained the honor of being Shelby County’s first place individual in the county Scholars’ Bowl Competition es, James remained modest when talking about his talents. ‘‘l really don't try to memorize all of this stuff; it just comes naturally. | guess it just comes from reading.”’ te begin his high school basket- ball career, Tommy Lee Bivins be- came the first freshman ever to play varsity ball. From there he eventual- ly went on to become the 1984-85 and 1985-86 MVP for the team. During his junior year, Lee broke the school record for individual games points, scoring 51 points against Oak Grove. He also became the school’s highest scorer of career points in his third year of playing basketball. In addition, he was selected for All-County, All-Area, and All-Metro teams, and after a spectacular trip to Auburn University and the State 3-A Playoffs, Tommy Lee was cho- sen as a member of the All-State first team, one of the two juniors who earned that honor. Then, before returning for his final year, Tommy was named a McDon- ald’s Pre-season All-American. Be- fore the season was over, he scored over 2,000 career points. When oS asked about Tommy Lee's perfor- mance over the past four years, head basketball coach Bobby Pier- son commented, ‘‘Tommy has been a joy to work with, and he is one of the top offensive players I’ve ever coached. Starting a season without him and the rest of the seniors will be like starting all over again.”’ Po Super Bowl XxXI, fans from Denver and New York (or is that New Jersey?) flocked to Pasadena, California to bask in the ‘‘California Sun” and to cheer on their favorite team. However the supporters were not the only ones to make the trek out to the West Coast. Junior Christi Hale auditioned for, and earned a position on the All-American Dance team that performed pre-game rou- tines at the Rose Bowl. Christi was among 250 dancers chosen from all across the United States, who, along with 300 Califor- nia girls, worked for seven hours a day for one week perfecting rou- tines for the Super Bowl. Christi was also selected to perform on the front lines of the pregame group and earned coveted spots on the 50- yard line and one of the 45-yard x lines. Aside from dancing, Christi and the other 550 girls toured Universal Studios, took a trip to Disneyland, and shopped in the second largest mall in the world, Southcoast Plaza. When asked about the experi- ence, Christi borrowed some south- ern Cal phrases and said, ‘‘The rou- tines weren’t hard at all, but the Rose Bowl was ‘jazzin’ and the dancers were ‘stylin’ and | had a GREAT time!” A ter residing in exotic places such as Italy, Cypress, and Brazil, Antje Lenthe traveled to the United States as part of a foreign exchange program. Originally from Hanover, West Germany, Antje left behind family and friends to become a se- nior in an American high school. Her first stop was in Mobile, Ala- bama, but housing problems arose, so Antje moved to Montevallo. Her “‘adopted”’ parents are Dr. and Mrs. David Martin, the same couple Dan- ish exchange student Annette Adamsen (MHS '85) stayed with during her year in Alabama. Antje’s decision to continue her education in the U.S. did not just include graduating from an Ameri- can school. Antje hopes to attend the University of South Alabama in Mobile in the fall after receiving her diploma. She noted many differ- ences between schooling in her country and our education system, but decided she enjoyed ours. ‘“‘It is a lot easier than the gymnasium in Germany.” She also added that life in a busy West German city differed from the calm lifestyle of the inhabitants of Montevallo. When asked about her new life, Antje commented, “Ich mag Montevallo ... wirklich gerne. Es ist eine suBe Schule and eine suBe Stadt, mit netten Leuten.”’ “‘I like Montevallo very much. It is a sweet school and a sweet town with nice people. 6 ‘F irst runner-up: Shelby Coun- ty’s Junior Miss, Lisa Lawley! " ’ (ap- plause). Lisa deserved that ap- plause. As her close friends know, she worked hours on end, pushing herself to the limit to meet the chal- 123 EATURE lenges of the state Junior Miss Com- petition. Whether practicing jumps with friends, or going over dance routines with fellow Junior Misses, Lisa’s determination never once was overtaken by the unfavorable odds. Her poise and appearance fine-tuned and her originality never failing, Lisa felt prepared for the event. On January 17th, Saturday night, many MHS students and even facul- ty travelled to Montgomery to see Lisa perform at the State level of the Junior Miss program. What they wit- nessed was no disappointment. At the beginning of the evening, Lisa performed her physical fitness rou- tine and her chosen talent. Lisa's piano recital was very impressive. Dazzling the crowd, Lisa emitted such dignity and walked with such pride, there was no doubt she was a judge’s favorite. Reward for talents and academic achievements, Lisa received $1200 in scholarship monies from Shelby County. In addition, she won $7300 to be put towards college from the State competition. “Super” dancer Christi Hale traveled to California with 250 other dancers from all across the U.S. to perform with the All-American Dance Team in Super Bow! Xx! World traveler Antje Lenthe added Montevallo to her list of homes when she spent a year away from her “‘real’’ home in Hanover, West Germany Lisa Lawley, after winning the title of Shelby County's Junior Miss for 1987, earned first runner-up to the State Winner, overall scholastic achievement, and the Kraft Hostess Award Colophon '8 1OT 128 LOSING LIMITS — they provide the incentive to work, the determination to succeed, and the chance to prove just what one can do. Human nature has it that whenever somebody says, ‘‘You can't,’ " ” one ultimately decides, ‘'l CAN!” Our studentts have not been over- whelmed by unfavorable odds. In fact, most of them have surpassed so-called “‘limits’’ on the road to success. The challenges met and the goals accom- plished have given us all a sense of pride, both in the school and in our- selves. This sense of pride in our achievements proves that for Monte- vallo High School, there are ' . No Limits — see

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