Montevallo High School - Montala Yearbook (Montevallo, AL)

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o ae. Ae et ee | ete ee ee, ia Utne ws Bee ABs?) PewXNe EES ie B E be a iF i ie ie is, i is is ie i fe bs hs Bi % FE ie Ee ia be BE 4 ES be PY TL @.1 — | ® } 7 Bo .). ll ee Gea LPRees esi MONTALA 1988 Montevallo High School 132 Oak Street Montevallo, AL 35115 Volume XXXI In Venice, people live right on the water. Victor Turner travelled through Italy during the summer Jennifer Lawley saw Big Ben when she travelled to London. It is a big tourist attraction in England. Eric Bearden is bound for Panama City on the senior trip last year. Andy Ballard visits a Buddhist tem- ple in Siam on his vacation The first few pages of any yearbook should be exciting and interesting. What would be better than scenes from summer vacations? Summer sent some students across the ocean to England, Italy, Germany, and even Chi- na. Probably the most popular trip this summer was the senior trip to Panama City, Florida. Jennifer Lawley not only went to PC, but also flew to Europe and spent most of her time sight-seeing in London, England. Chinese “junks” carry tourists like Andy Ballard up and down the river to various restaurants and other tourist spots. Victor Turner also spent some time in Europe over the summer. He toured the conti- nent with his family. “My favorite place was a lit- tle town near Venice in Italy,” remembered Victor. Andy Ballard became an ex- perienced world traveller as he went to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, and China. He has also been to Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary, Kenya, Austria, and France. From pep rallies to Prom, this year has been exciting for everyone. Many seniors look forward to their first year of college and juniors are one step closer to gradu- ation. Ring orders are at the top of the list for sophomores and freshmen are no longer the “little people” of the school. Tina Garner thinks about the next sequence of twirls while she practices the “007” band routine At the first pep rally, students hope to send the football team off to victory “arenas EN ay ss “eee Vins PrP MATE MC nang — a EE ACI a ow OY eee e¢ he , Summertime A Helping Hand Rock The Summer Gotta Take A Break The Work Pays Off Sidewalk Surfin’ Let’s Hear It For MHS... 16 UV MMMMM|Ma " 'ttt Summertime is considered the most looked forward to time of the year. Stu- dents could finally sleep late on a Mon- day without worrying about that third tardy. Everyone loses track of time and returning to school is the furthest thing from everyone’s mind. For some, howev- er, the summer is filled by other respon- sibilities. These people are the victims of ... SUMMER PRACTICES. Whether it was the exhaustion of run- ning an imaginary touchdown or the pain of stepping high in marching band practice, many students lost a month of their summer fun. Students would leave practice with those yearly quotes “Early is on time, on time is late” or “This is the hardest hitting group of seniors we have had in a long time.” The first few days of band practice are spent inside learning the music. The rest of the summer practices are held outside. The football team had first week hardships, too. When the day practices first began, some of the players were out of shape. That problem was soon taken care of, however, by the trips up and down “Victory Hill”. During the practices players learned fundamental exercises and worked on agility. “When morning and evening practices began, abilities improved more than ever,” remembers Bill Wade. Overall, the early start helped every- one prepare for the grueling after-school practices that began the first day of school. FN NO ay Ms ee Ta 3 tt oe 5 In The Good Old YIN Wiese Members of the clarinet line work on the = Jason Rochester, Carlos Coieman, and Mike Lud- song “Broadway Opener” during summer wig hammer out a beat. practice. Gina McGiboney practices her marching skills during the half-time show. Student Life 7 Two “flutists”, Jennifer Dawson and Beth Brind- ley, lead their lines down the practice field. Melissa Payne plays new music on her French Horn during practice. Band director Jim Weese listens to the Troubadors as he directs. Low brass players Steve Burke and Andy Ballard march towards the center of the field. Gain a f av Helping Hand - Big Brothers Big Sisters is an an- nual event among seniors and fresh- men. This program begun in 1982 by Beth Hughes, past Student Council president. “She began a very helpful program,” commented, school coun- selor, Collen Colley. The 1987-88 program was headed by last year’s Council president Kara Child. Kara was responsible for plac- ing a senior with a freshman who had similar interest. Student Council president Britt Blake finalized the program this fall. Despite that it is a yearly event, it Britt Blake, President of the Student Council, helps the little brothers and sisters find their big brothers and sis- ters. Big Sister, Pam Shaw and little sister, LeAnn Dehaven chat with each other at the Student Council program. was not part of the °83-’84 school year, although the freshmen were still helped out by the seniors. The pro- gram resumed the following year. This year’s program was very suc- cessful,” commented senior Mike Mieure. Mike, along with Britt, helped complete this year’s program. Freshman Corey Mitchell comment- ed, “I think it’s a cool program. It helped me out a lot.” The Big Brothers Big Sisters pro- gram helps freshmen make a smooth transition into high school life. The Joys of our school get acquainted at the Big Brother Big Sister Program. a New Releases Rock The Summer The f 1987 a ) } Leataf, sad : The summer of | 987 proved to be Although the Grateful Dead did 4-1 WHITNEY HOUSTON productive for artists young and not reach number one, they did break Whitney — Avista (Narada Michael 2 - = ac : Walden, Mict | Masser, Kashif and old—known and unknown. At the be- into the top forty for the first time in , , ? mer ginning of June, European super- their twenty year history with “Touch Jellybean Benitez, : oe ait - ; ey.” The Dead’ “6 : 22 U2 group U2 produced a number one al- of Grey The Dead’s album “In The The Joshua Tree—Istandt2 . bum and launched their biggest tour Dark” did reach the top ten by the Lanois and Brian Eno ever. U2 remained at number one un-_ end of the summer, but it was greatly 4 3 KENNY G : 10 til August, when Whitney Houston’s overshadowed by the summer’s big- Duotones —Aristat (Preston Glass . 47 LLCOoL 2 position son’s “BAD Bigger and Deffer— Def Jarn Columbia L.L.CoolJ and the L.A. Posse) second hit album debuted at the top gest album release, Michael Jack- 5:10 SUZANNE VEGA 8 Solitude Standing — A M (Steve Addabbo and Lenny Kaye 64 HEART 6 Bad Animals — Capito! t (Ron Nevison) 7-5 WHITESNAKE 14 Whitesnake — Geffent (Mike Stone and Keith Olsen 86 MOTLEYCRUE 6 Girls, Girts, Girts — Elektrat (Tom Werman 914 STEVEWINWNOD 52 Back In the High Life — island?“ (Russ Titel man and Steve Winwood) 10- . In the Dark — Arista Jerry Garcia and John Cutler) HE’S BAD? Singer Michael Jackson is in During a recent U2 show in Los Angeles, “fantasy land” since his re- U2’s Bono belts out a version of Bob Dy- cent comeback with latest al- lan’s “I Shall Be Released.” bum “Bad” Gotta lake A Break Everyone in the school counts the sec- onds until 12:35, when the glorious sound of the break bell cracks the mono- tony of brain-draining classes and the chaos of the lunchroom. At last, it’s here! Break! Those precious fifteen minutes between fourth and fifth periods when both faculty and students get a break to help them survive the last two classes. Students can be found in the halls, on the front steps, or just sitting in the grass, while they do homework, soak up sun, or socialize with friends. The faculty also takes advantage of break by talking with students and catching up on paperwork. “If it weren’t for break, I would die by the time sixth period got here! It really helps out a lot,” says Laura McCol- lough. Although MHSers thoroughly enjoy break, many do not realize how lucky they are to have it. Montevallo is the only high school in Shelby county— not to mention the area—that has a “break” every day. One teacher com- ments, “Montevallo is the only school I’ve ever taught at that has a break and I think it’s wonderful!” Richard Brown, Joyce Smith, and Jamie Rob- erts spend their breaktime reviewing before an upcoming test. Margaret Hahn and Alisa MacPherson relieve the tensions of the day as they joke around during break. Several MHS students spend moments togeth- er socializing and soaking up some sun during the daily 15-minute break. Cheerleaders Lauren Colley, Valorie Herron, and Cindy Robbins, listen intently as Joy Hayes talks of the upcoming game later that night. Student Life 1] During break, Tomi Harkins relaxes and re- flects on her days as an MHS senior. English teacher Mrs. Barbara Belisle assumes her usual place among the students to talk over the day’s events. On Labor Day Weekend The Work Pays Off The Troubadors’ 2nd annual rodeo and Sth annual horseshow were held September 5-7 in order to raise mon- ey for the band boosters. A parade down Main Street featuring the Troubadors took place the morning of the rodeo. The rest of the day students hung around Orr Park during the two rodeo performance times. Band mem- bers helped by hawking and yelling “Popcorn!! Pepsi!!” or by working in the concession stand. Betsy Weese concentrates on playing the music while keeping a straight line in the : 4 parade At the annual rodeo, freshmen Robyn Law- ley and Alisa MacPherson “hawk” popcorn to the onlooking people of the event During the playing of the National Anthem a local cowgirl displays the American Flag. On Labor Day the band played again at the Horse Show, which last- ed all day. “It was one of the first Horse shows I’ve been to without it raining,” commented Tanya Rovel- stad. The entire Labor Day weekend raised approximately $3000 for the band boosters. Band director Jim Weese said, “I was pleased with the turn-out during the Labor Day Weekend.” a POY Sag Midd “| fe i " as a) eRE ae Student Life 13 The band shows off their new uniforms during the parade down Main Street. “More food!” demands Robyn Lawley while other MHSers walk around Orr Park. Spectators cheer as the Montevallo High Troubadours approach. Sidewalk Surfin’ For quite some time now many stu- dents have taken to the streets, sidewalks, and parking lots—on ska- teboards. Skateboarding is the newest and latest pastime, and the craze is spreading like wildfire. Basic skateboarding requires three things: a skateboard, anywhere from four to ten inches wide; a wide-open, hard-top surface; and the need for a lot of fun. On the other hand, the more seri- ous skateboarder will use safety equipment, such as gloves, knee and elbow pads, and a helmet. He must also have excellent balance and a great deal of coordination to perform complex skateboarding stunts. Fur- thermore, he must have quick reflexes in case of a fall. Some very talented skateboarders participate in competi- tions. They are required to skate- board up thirty foot ramps and per- form complicated tricks. But for most MHS skateboard fa- natics, skateboarding is great for fun and excitement, or for testing one’s skill. Some of the more common tricks that students perform are the Ollie and the Wallwalk. The Ollie is one of the most basic tricks in which the skateboarder pops the board up with his back leg and jumps an object. In the Wallwalk, the skateboarder lit- erally skates across the wall, some- times with the aid of a ramp. He may also support himself with both hands on the ground. Avid skateboarder Joey Henson comments, “Skateboarding is an al- most spiritual thing. It’s as if your body and your board become as one. Live to skate!” ——— Displaying his talent, Joey Henson per- forms one of the most difficult skateboard maneuvers, the Hand Plant. Phillip Greer executes one of his favorite tricks, the Boneless, while he jumps an ob- ject. As Victor Turner observes, Joey Henson does an Ollie over a skateboard. Joey Henson goes air-borne as he Ollies over a ditch. While preparing to do a trick, Victor Turn- er attempts to avoid a fall. Let’s Hear it for 772. Pep rallies are times when stu- ee e e@ dents can show their support for the Bulldogs. The cheerleaders sponsored the 25-minute-long pep rallies for the games against Ca- lera, Thompson, Jemison, John Carroll (Homecoming), and Dal- las County. Cheerleaders per- formed stunts, dance routines to music, and of course, cheered dur- ing the events. Also, the Trouba- dors played their half-time tunes and the “Fight Song” while the flag corp and the majorettes twirled with the music. Pep rallies tried to get everyone, including the Bulldogs, “fired up” about the evening’s game. Lynn Morgan addressed the Bulldogs in saying, ““We want you to win for yourselves.” Cheerleaders carefully display their stunt during the first pep rally. Band members sit down and take a break after their performance at the pep rally. Cheerleaders “pep up” the pep rally with a dance routine. Bulldogs watch the activities of the pep ral- ly before their recognition. Catching Some Rays Last fall students and faculty were treated to a picnic arranged by the Student Council and F.H.A. members. Students were enter- tained with a musical extravaganza performed by Mr. Morris, Coach Bobby Pierson, Mr. Berry and Cindy Robbins. Highlights includ- » ed “You Get A Line I'll Get A Pole”, “Earl's eaebras Roberta Rutledge, Camisha Spruel, and Crystal Tolbert en- joy their time in the sunshine whiie eating lunch steve Stone livens up the picnic as he shares a laugh with his Breakdown”, “Cripple Creek”, and “Blueber- ry Blossom.” Cheerleaders coordinated relays with teach- ers and Majorettes. Teachers entered the spoon and egg relays, while the cheerleaders and the majorettes competed in the lifesaver relay, “I think it is nice to have a change in our routine occasionally. I also like to do “Blue- grass’ music,” commented Mr. Doug Morris. mt Resi Sng ths The egg-carrying relay-race begins with Coaches Richard Gilliam and Kenny Brown going head-to-head. Juniors Mike Ludwig, Chris Rogers, and Brent McCoy dis- cuss the relay-races following the picnic. e . The Stars Shine Through After a successful Homecoming-Spirit Week, Homecoming night began with an introduction of the 51 varsity football and manager’s parents. A word of appreciation was then extended to returning alumni, prior to the beginning of the game. For the first time in recent years the 1987 Homecoming Court was introduced during half-time. The excitement of the night peaked with the crowning of Sandra Sloa n, as the 1987 Homecoming Queen. Half-time activities also included performances by the John Carroll Band and the marching Troubadours. A little extra fun was added as Senior band members marched in colorful “Jams.” The annual fire-baton routine was displayed during the “‘50’s Medley” which proceeded the introduction of the senior band members. Later that evening, at the Homecoming dance, the court was re-introduced during the lead-out. “I think each year the Home- coming Dance progressively gets better,” commented Senior Andy Ballard. Homecoming Queen, Sandra Sloan, displays her warm smile after being crowned Junior attendant, Lauren Colley, and Samford Colley pose on the football field after the game Student Life 19 Mr. Jim Young escorts his daughter, Latricia, for the half-time presentation Rebecca Kelly and her father, Lanny Kelly, stand in place while the band plays a portion of “James Bond.” Rebecca Blake receives a kiss from her escort, Carl Hall, during the Homecoming dance The 1987 Homecoming Court: (left to right) Robbins, Sandra Sloan, and Pam Whit Freshman—Robin Lawley, Sophomore—Latricia more—Rebecca Blake, ' Young, Junior—Lauren Colley, Seniors—Cindy and Freshman—P What’s Going On In the World... For people from all over Alabama, the biggest game of the year is not the Sugar Bowl—it is the Iron Bowl. Alabama and Auburn enthusiasts gathered at Legion Field in Birmingham to root for their favorite team. The victor of the Iron Bowl has a full year to gloat over the win and this year’s winner was Auburn, 10-0. The World Series pitted the American League champ, the Minnesota Twins, against the National League victor, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Twins took the championship in a 4 to 3 series. The biggest drop in the stock market since the crash of 1929 had Wall Street in an uproar last fall. Many investors lost millions of dollars due to the crash, but the effect on the common consumer has not yet been felt. Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union and the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, had another summit. This meeting was held in the U.S. in Washington, D.C. and was highlighted by the signing of a interme- diate range missile treaty calling for the destruction of all such missiles. Closer to home, Montevallo exper- ienced a gas station explosion late last summer. Bubba’s, a popular convenient store in the Vallo Plaza, blew up when a car’s ignition sparked a fire in an open pump being serviced. Bubba’s remod- eled and reopened in the fail. President Reagan is enthusiastic about the upcom- ing summit and missile negotiations at a pre-sum- mit press conference After the fire was put out, the fire-fighters clear “-»m the pumps and assess damages. Current Events é ee . fb RES 5 vy : is BSS oc — © The SEA ISLE CITY, an American ship, shows damage after an Iranian attack Ozzie Smith fights in vain as the Cardinals lose to the Twins, 4-3 As the Stock Market plunges, investors watch the figures around the clock What’s Going on in the Everything from the Washington World? a Redskins winning the Superbowl to the continuing Iran-Contra affair took place in 1987 and 1988. Hostil- ity continued throughout parts of the beuiliisn cecil fodisines at a world; the Iran and Iraq war contin- Khomeini government ued and closer to the U.S., Nicara- guans battled Contras. In March of 1988, American troops were sent into Central A merica to aid the Contras. Arms talks continued between the U.S. and Russia, although not much was accomplished. The Aids epidem- ic rapidly spread, leading the public school systems to inform the younger generation. 1988 was and will be a year to remember with the summer Olympics and presidential election still to come. Some of the 1988 candidates Republicans-Bush and Robert- son; Democrats Dukakis, Jack- son, Cumo, and Gore The Saddle Dome was the sight for many Olympic vents in Calgary, ia Well equipped Contras wait in a camp near the Nicaraguan border Ozzy Smith lauches past a Twins player for a fourth-game of the World Series double play The stock market crash in the U.S. sent markets around the world to record losses ’ aoa ARES Sm a. we tee The sinking U.S. Stark was bombed by Iranians in the Persian Gulf Classes 24 Even after all the changes the high school faced during the 1987-88 year, it had many reasons to hold together. In fact, it had more than 450 reasons. These “reasons,” the students, teach- ers, and administrators, transformed a group of buildings into Montevallo High School. Senior Wes Anderson gets acquainted with his “Little Brother” Lance Ernest. With a look of determination, Coach Richard Gilliam prepares to run the egg race. D0 Beg POT og Pe RY AAT Pa) Sang Set OO) Doers POPES SG TP led " EE a ie c yale Junior Mike Ludwig spends break outside with his friends CeOeNeTeE Ne Tes Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen Faculty pet etted POW foe Ze HOS aE han, ALE ted sa Bes Pet a I La ae ah BT rl St Wes Anderson Andy Ballard Steven Brazzell Lee Brown Mollie Burtch Lance Byrd Carter Patricia Cochran Sonia Connell Kendra Cox Stacey Crowson Jeff Curl Steven Cummings Tracy Duren Letrece Gaddis Renae Gaddis Heath Galloway Tyron Goodwin Kim Greer Phillip Greer Christi Hale Tomi Harkins Members of the Senior class show their group spirit at the Homecoming pep rally The working side of the Senior class is demonstrated by Mike Mieure and Karen MacPherson The END is near The last week of school, full of rehearsals, ex- ams, and waiting. Waiting for a diploma to fill an empty hand. All Seniors have waited a long time for that moment and the final week was the har- dest for most to endure. It started with exams. Seniors received their exams a day earlier than the rest so they could have a graduation rehearsal at Palmer Auditorium. Just the thought of having to wait in line to get a piece of paper claiming that they had passed all their classes made them ner- vous. It was especially frustrating for those near the end of the alphabet. Some Seniors spent their spare time, when not studying, planning for some sort of “trip”. Most planned for the traditional Florida trip. Others, eccentric did not like to be common and they had planned for anywhere else. Glenda Lawley avoids boredome by cutting windows for the Homecoming Dance _| Jenny Lucas Tracey McElroy Lisa McGee Johnny MeNeel Karen MacPherson Mack Mayweather DeWayne Meeks Mike Mieure Stephen Milstead Hazan Monk Lemme OUT! All Seniors at one time or another have shown symp- toms of Senioritis. The symptoms: extreme lack of inter- est, massive procrastination, continual daydreaming, and just an all out spaced out look. When there was a test to be studied for it did not get done until that morning or right before the test itself was handed out. One’s mind was rarely on the class being taught. It was usually on the sky, a beau, or the test next period. After that test was taken a Senior could be seen walking down the hall in a daze wondering why he had just waited as long as he did to study. Then he would swear to himself never again; but it always happened again. Maybe this disease was caused by the thinking of a twisted Senior. He may have thought if he had to wait for graduation something should have to wait for him. As a result, his Senioritis was mistaken for cronic laziness and irresponsibility. Mollie Burtch demonstrates her unusual closet Senioritis by reading a book in a book Senior Griffiti Why is it Seniors have to tell the world that they’re Sen- iors? “Class of 88” can be seen on almost any wall and in any notebook. Everyone has his own slogan for the graduating class: “We're so fine, we're so great. We’re the class of ’88” “We can love, we can hate. We're the class of ’88 " ’, to give a couple. It is not just this class. All Senior classes do this. Could it be that they are proud of their classhood of their school? NAH, couldn’t be. Deprecia Moore Jeanise Motes Eddie Nix Kristie Pate Lynn Morgan ymething humorous Bridgette Patrick Karen Piper Cindy Robbins Tanya Rovelstad Jacqueline Saunders Patty Schweitzer Tommy Schweitzer Steve Segers Pam Shaw Sue Shirley Sandra Sloan Kelly Speakman Barry Studdard Gray Taff Lee Test Terry Thompson Jason Turner Pam White Mike Whitten Tommy Whitten Paul Wilson Marcus Young Nicolle Young Kym Lawrence, Leane DeHaven, and Pam White choose to spend their break talking about things at home Karen MacPherson edits another story for the SPOTLIGHT Class of 88 31 Mark Davidson prepares during practice for Friday night's halftime show Bill Wade is intrigued by the NASA pro- gram presented to the student body Matt Alexander Boothe Burke Carter Chism Craig Daniels Draper Mike Angie Beth Erica Lauren Steven Mark Marcie Allen Bunn Brindly Chappell Colley Cummings Davidson Debose Keith Steven David Suzanne Greg Jennifer Jason Rearden veedett Calvert Child Dailey Dawson Edwards Wendy John LaShawn Eric Andrea Karen Edwards Drew Floyd Tanya Fotchman LeFay Ford Benjamin Gaddis Kim Gaddis Angie Gerber Derrick Gilmore David Givhan Amy Glosson Lucinda Giffin Becky Gurganus Billy Joe Hall C aroline Harkins Alan Harris Kristi Harris Bennetta Harrison Valorie Herron Melinda Holsomback Danny Leo Howell BUGS Ala Dirt Many students in the junior class had strange eating habits as small children. Bill Wade was particularly fond of eating roly polies when he was young. He siad “My brother and I used to eat them like vita- mins.” Angie Jones and Bill had something in common, in that they both ate insects during their childhood. Angie Jones de- voured crickets when she was younger. In addition to Bill and Angie’s strange eating habits, Melissa Payne had a different but most unusual eating habit. She stated, “One time I ate my mother’s contact lens.” In these days of super technology it’s nice to know that some of the students at MHS still prefer the basics of life. Benji Gaddis listens closely as Mrs. Robinson explains Romanticism in literature Steve Stone and Lynnett Smit! for the Christmas door d A multitude of events occured throughout the year by juniors which helped to keep the whole school entertained. For example, Melissa Payne remembered one time when she attempted to answer a question for a teacher and her voice sounded like a mouse, resulting in an uproar of laughter from her classmates Another embarassing moment was on the first day of school when Suzy Leach and her friend were looking for Mr. Morris’ room. They wound up in the basement area ol Coach Pierson’s room. Suzy said, “We were to embarassed to leave, so we sat there through the whole period.” Lunchroom gymnastics staged by Angie Jones also kept students entertained. Angie stepped on a pickle and slid halfway across the floor before she caught her balance. After she regained her balance she calmly took her place back in the line Lauren Colley was surprised, and startled a room of students, w hen she opened a classroom door, instead of the door to the stairs. The students appreciated the break but Lauren was thoroughly embarrassed Treasure Ingels Donna Johnson Angie Jones Ronnie Jones Mary Ann Kelley Jennifer Lawley Chemistry students’ brains recuperate during a lull in class 6 ff “A a a Suzy Leach George Lewis Shun Lilly Tammy Lucas Mike Ludwig Ky MacPherson Brent McCoy Arthur Tim Mary Ann Steve Tara Victor Barbra McCray Nabors Ray Stone Terrell Turner Ward Gina Dawn Jason Gerald Vicki Phillip Betsy McGiboney Payne Rochester Sturgis Thift Tyus Weese Tammy Karen Chris Mike Richard Bill Daphne McKenisie Payne Rogers Swords Tripp Wade Young Shawn Melissa Jeff Maddox Payne Roper Kerry Cominita Haley Meline Pearson Russell Angelia Janice Bridget Junior Kim Pickett uses her break Moore Peoples Smith time wisely by catching up with her John Kim Lynette Moore Pickett Smitherman homework. Disasters Remembered Most sophomores agreed that one of the best things about being a tenth grader is not being a freshman any- more. Almost all of them enjoyed recalling memories of the previous year. One of the most common bad memories that sophomores had was falling up and down the stairs in front of upperclassmen. Greenhand Day was also another disasterous recollection. Ashley Hudson remarked, “I had Becky Clark on her knees carrying my tray to the win- dow.” But Ashley paid his dues before he transferred to Montevallo High School when he “had to kiss a boy.” Tracie Cecil recalled not being able to find the bath- room on the first day of school. “I had to ask some older kids where it was, and they sent me to a room full of people. I finally found it on my own.” [he band trip to Georgia last fall produced bad memo- ries for both Michelle Killingsworth and Tonya Murray Michelle recalled being locked in the bathroom on the Trailways bus on the way to Atlanta. She commented, “1 spent two or three minutes trying to open the door until someone opened it for me. Everyone cheered and clapped when I went to my seat.” Tonya Murray had a similar experience on the bus when Richard Brown walked in on her in the bathroom. Even though most sophomores easily remembered har- rowing memories of their freshman year, they all look forward to better experiences in a brighter future as up- perclassmen. Sophomore Todd Davis . Mrs. Robinson’s class. Surprised Sophomore Renee’ Rob- ertson, looks with awe at Mr. Mor- ris’ ukulele playing ability. pe ee . ; A ie 4 | Maggie Rebecca Yolanda Zina Becky Greg Craig Allen Blake Brazzel Cartwell Clark Cox Fant Shane Susan Richard Iracie Terri Renee Author Baugh Brand Brown Cecil Compton Cox Farrington Shannon Karen Tonya Chris Bonita Jennifer Angelia Blackburn Brantley Burns Chism Cotingham Crocker Fletcher Temple Sherry Crocker Fletcher Cathy Aaron Culp Fulgham Tim Fran Sophomore Joey Henson and Robert Davies Fulmer Potts ponder the supernatural won- ee 3 ee Davis ders of life. Sophomores 38 Sophs Seek Seniority Sophomores saw a glimpse of a light at the end of the tunnel, no mat- ter how faint. Virtually all sopho- mores agreed they were anxious for graduation, while some were already eagerly anticipating their senior trip. As with all the preceding classes, this year’s Sophomore class was also looking forward to the priviledges of seniority. Priviledges that topped the list were a reduced class schedule, be- ing able to leave school early to work, and the status and respect that comes from being a Senior. Tracie Cecil re- marked, “I will be happy if I can just get on the band bus first!” The Junior-Senior Prom rated much higher than ‘“‘just another dance.” Sophomores could not wait for that magical evening when they can “put on the ritz.” Scott Joey Shannon Latresia Goggins Henson Hurt Lacey Teresa Roy Michelle Veronica Graffo Hicks Johnson Lapp Anthony Damian Roni Jill Grayson Hines Johnson Lawley Carl Michelle Chris Leigh Ann Hall Holcomb Jones Lawley Dawn Ashely Coty Dana Harkins Hudson Jones Layton Jennie Roger Ronnie Mark Hatcher Hughes Jones Leatherwood Bobby Tonnia Michele Sean Hendon are slaving away in Hendon Hughes Killings- Lemley worth Jeff Laura Jeremiah Lucas McCollough Mayweather Stephanie Kimberly Malana Lucas Maddox Monk John Alicia Anthony Lunsford Mann Moore During break, Sophomores Renee Robertson and Jill Lawley gather to chat with friends at break. Clare Vance observes the activities of the school picnic. £e52 United States of America ¥ % TT 7 iI} = Sophelia Terence Jamie Roberta Robert Moore Peoples Roberts Rutledge Smith Cindy Tracy Renee Tiffiney Terrell Murphree Phillips Robertson Rutledge Smith Tonya Sydney Leanne Melissa Jessica Murray Pickett Robinson Scott Smitherman Jean Paul Robert Greg Joyce Chris Page Potts Roper Smith Spears practices his com- . likes to Class of 90 41 Sophomore Michelle Killingsworth enjoys the atmosphere at the Homecoming Dance. Post Grad Worries All sophomores may have one thing in common ... the fear of the unknown. Laura McCollough worries that she may trip during the long walk across the stage to accept her diploma. Post graduation wor- ries include losing touch with friends and teachers they’ve known for years, and wonder- ing if that “perfect” college will think they are “perfect enough.” Jennifer Crocker may ensure the continued suc- cess of all fast food restaurants as one of her fears is “being out on my own and having to cook for myself.” Camisha Terry Jamie Spruel Wallace Williams Dawn Sandra Tiffiny Thomas Ward Ward Debra Vealance Jennifer Thomas Watts Yeager Patrick Cary Latricia Thomas White Young During Friday night footbe” half-time, Sophomore shows pride and dis Enter the “Twilight Zone’ (August 24, 1987; Day one) You walk through the front door and into the foyer. Suddenly you notice that everyone’s taller than you. A hand touches your shoulder. Slowly you turn around and look straight into the eyes of the infamous MISTER PAYNE. “Hey Buddy welcome to the high school!” You shake his hand and spot your friends in a cluster across the hall. They motion you to come and join them. Cautiously you avoid the upperclassmen, in fear that they will drag you into another dimension—into ‘The Twilight Zone.’ This is the vision many freshmen have on the first day of school. “I was terrified. I got here at 7:00 and I didn’t want to go through the front door for fear of upperclassmen, so I snuck through a side door,” admitted Kandi Hall. Other freshmen are insecure about not being ac- cepted. They spend all their time trying to be noticed and liked by other people. Another student com- mented, “I spent the first part of my first year wor- rying about everyone else, when I should have been trying to have a good time. You really make it hard on yourself if you aren’t careful.” Most people realize once the year gets started that it’s a lot easier to “fit in” than originally thought. Over the years, it’s been exaggerated that freshmen are outcasts to the rest of the school. They enter high school automatically thinking they can’t make themselves noticed among others. Rebbecca Kelly stated, “Once the first few days were over, I was relieved to see it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Everyone treated me pretty good once they got to know me. I really like being here now that my fears are all gone.” Awaiting his turn at the badminton court, Josh ‘is stonds patiently at the sideline. Lauren Alexander Tina Brand Tim Carlee Renee Damon Kim Barefield Tiffany Brantley Nancy Carlee Mickey Darden Murray Adams Melissa Angelia Blackmon Jill Bridges Lee Childers Lisa Davenport Bramer Amber Caputo John Cunningham Becky Blackmon David Brown Rhonda Coker Leanne Dehaven Melissa Boothe Mark Bryant Carlos Coleman Clifford Dodd Robin Brabham Carson Burtch David Cummings Lance Ernest In a gre at effort to get through another one, Car- son Burtch sweats through a Spanish test. Looking for the excitement, Bo Lefurgey stands around at the Homecoming Dance. After Hours with the freshmen When the school day is over and everyone has gone home, what happens? Where do the freshmen go? Some of them choose to relax as soon as they walk through the front door. The books that fifteen minutes ago meant survival are now tossed aside, under the bed, on the floor, or in a chair. They toss their bodies onto a couch with a bag of potato chips and a soda to watch their favorite afternoon brain- stretcher. Other freshmen aren’t such couch potatoes. When they get home, they either have housework or homework to do. The relaxing evening may not start until dinner with the family. Other freshmen did not learn what to do when they went home until after marching season. These had at times, almost two more hours of vigorous working with halftime rou- tines. “The hard work during marching really paid off, but I’d rather be at home in front of the television enjoying the rest,’’ commented Joy Dover. ussing the lawn, Timmy Smith walks to his long await- last ‘od class Dana Goggins Casey Henderson Jason Johnson Robyn Lawley Morgan Griffin Marie Hicks Paul Johnson Rodney Lefurgey Margaret Hahn Wanda Ray Hill Shanda Johnson Lisa Lucas Jason Hale Jason Hughes Ginger Johnston Sherry Lucas Michael McClain listens to the guest speaker at one of the Pep Rallies. Shane Elliott Shannon Fletcher Kandi Hall Tina Hughes Rebecca Kelly Alisa MacPherson Farrington Karen Fulgham Richie Hamer Tina Hurley Dennis Latham Janice Martin Felicia Farrington Jason Gentry Richard Harkins Jason Hutchinson Brian Lawley Walter Mathews h Ai Cedric Fields Clark Goggins Chad Harmon Shannon Hyde Melanie Lawley Michael McClain Le Ann DeHaven shows a point of hysteria at the homecoming dance. Brushing up on his dribbling, Jimmy Wallace races downcourt for another 2 points. Class of 91 45 Jennifer Oglesby lets her concentration drift away with her during a Spanish test. Jason Hale, Alan Wilson, and Paul Johnson get ready for another game of frisbee during break. Jean Paul Page Patrick Robertson Timmy Smith Kevin Turner Jeff Parks Vickie Renfro Darrick Stallworth Kevin Walker Doug Pate Teresa Sailes Kayshel Stoudemire Jimmy Wallace Edward Patrick Jonathon Scarbrough Shane Stoudemire Jamie White Williams Class of 91 47 The relaxed life of high school is experienced h by Robin Brabham, Angie Bunn, Joy Dover, nN Rebecca Kelly, and Robin Lawley. B there were freshmen Hall lockers, tardy bells, after-school detention, and afternoon breaks are many of the new things that fresh- men have to get used to. As the year progresses, other things come along that they have never seen before. No more happy faces on the test papers, or single-file lines. These are all things of the past once they reach high school. New responsibility also comes along with the ninth grade. Report cards no longer have to be turned in, and final exams add to the pressure normally put on stu- dents. The choice of different classes is often surprising to these new students. “I liked the idea of choosing what classes I wanted to take in the order I wanted to take them, rather than seeing the same people in every class day in, day out. That way you’re able to meet more people in the school,” commented Jason Hughes. Crystal Corey Donna Minor Mitchell Moore Joshua Kim Jennifer Nichols Niven Oglesby Lindet Ken Kathy Peoples Pickett Polk Michele Alan Joey Selman Smith Smith” Tai Veda Sherry Morgan Griffin and Bo Lefurgey await the return of the Tolbert Towner Turnage basketball after a long shot for the goal. Charles Alan Kathy Williams Wilson Wynn Now ... Here’s a little story we got to tell About Montevallo’s teachers we know so well A couple go back in history Like DeMent, Parker, and G.H.D. Several others have been here a while Like Weese, Gilliam and Ms. Belisle And Lula Bell Moore, who keeps the school clean While Danny Acker drives the lawn machine C.P. goes cruisin’, unless it rains While the SPOTLIGHT “shines” on Larry Haynes Mrs. Colley works hard to keep the records straight Mr. Morris writes tardies for the kids who are late Ms. Bishop keeps watch in detention hall Ms. Czerw makes kids collect leaves each fall Ms. Robinson’s poems never seem to stop And we'll end with Mr. Payne, the man on top After 50 years of teaching, Miss Counselor Colleen Colley demon- Susie DeMent continues to sup- _ strates that a job at MHS is not all port Montevallo High School work Heidi Ross can barely be- Principal Norman Payne enjoys s doing taking part in the Awards Day cere- monies Danny Acker Elise Amaro Barbara Belisle Dot Bishop Wally Blanton Tony Berry Kenny Brown Colleen Colley Carol Czerw Susie DeMent Donna Dixon Richard Gilliam Jeff Glasscock Rose Ellen Hankins Larry Haynes Barbara Henderson Johnye Horton Carolyn McCoullugh Lula Bell Moore Doug Morris Ann Parker Betty Shivers Norman Payne Marcia Spivery Bobby Pierson Jim Weese Delilah Robinson Heidi Ross Jr. Phillip Tyus leaps for a rebound In spite of their size the J.V. football team prepares to dominate Calera M.H:S. offensive line gets ready to blow b West Blocton Jr. Mike Swords takes a breather along th sideline EERO AEM SSS cancion. A, ae Ay Nh pee Saree Ea CeOeNeTeEeNe Te Football ¢ 52 JV Football ¢ 58 Basketball B-Team Basketball « JV Basketball « Girls Bask Running a trick play, senior Barry Studdard outwits a Calera Eagle. “Going for the kill,” junior Derrick Gilmore aids senior Eric McCord on the tackle. Preventing a touchdown run, senior Hazan Monk scrambles for the tackle " Dogs get wet and muddy on defense to hold opponents back Under Pressure vs. Calera The Bulldogs kicked off the 1987 season with a heart- breaking loss to the Calera Eagles, 32-0. The Dogs defense was given a good run for it’s money. However, the offense was not worth a cent that night. MHS’s only memorable play were, “Cherry-picker at 9” to Barry Studdard from QB Ha- zan Monk for 28 yds. vs. Pelham Coming off the loss to Calera, the Dogs traveled to Bear- den Stadium to attack the Pelham Panthers. MHS’s offense, still not operating in top efficiency, was a let down to the team. The only bright spot on the team was the Bulldog’s defense, which played strong enough to have lasted all night long. As the last few seconds ticked away the team suffered another loss 35-0. vs. Shelby County The Bulldogs charged onto the field prepared to beat Shel- by County and to hopefully win their first game of the season and area game. The " Dogs Defense once again came to life as they held the Wildcat’s 0-0 until the last two minutes of the first half. Then a blocked punt on the " Dogs 8 yard line set up a Shelby Co. touchdown. The Wildcats led going into half- time 6-0. Second half action proved to be another misery as the offense once again seemed to lack unity. The defense continued to hold the Wildcats, giving way only after the offense fumbled several times inside the 20 making a 32-0 Shelby Co. win easy. Trainer Tony Berry and assistant coach Kenny Brown wait for any trouble on the field Senior Bulldogs pose on the infamous or- ange and white pick-up truck. Bottom left—Chucky Gaddis, Morgan Lawley, Wes An- derson, Shawn Johnston, Barry Studdard, Mike Allen, Ralph Vogal, Chris Jones, Ashley Hudson, Terry Wal ace, Chris Chism, Hassal Kromer, Middle left—-Danny Fancher, Tena Niven, Tyron Goodwin, Terence Peoples. Albert J ones, Scott Haynie, Eric McCord, Lance Byrd, Buster Lawley, Mrs. Swords, Greg Cox, Gerald Stergis, Gary Pernell. Top left—Coach Brown, Coach Gilliam, Roger Hughes, Coty Jones, Bill Wade, Lee Brown, Der- rick Gilmore, Jack Carter,David Clavert, Ronnie Jones Gary Johnson, Hazan Monk, Coach Peirson, Trainer Coach Berry Sr. Hazan Monk preventing a John Carroll touchdown Jr. Derick Gillmore and Sr. Eric McCord put the crunch on a couple of Pelham boys. The offensive line executing its best ability. Senior Hazan Monk prepares to receive Monk fakes while dropping back to the snap while looking over the defense. drop the bomb. Striving for Victoryee. VS. Thompson The Bulldogs, after three games with a shutout in mind, attempted to come back. However, the Dogs were sharply disappointed as Quar- ter-back John Woodly led the Warriors to a 47-0 victory. VS. Bibb Co. At the mid-game of the season, the Bulldogs looked forward to their first score in a game. The defense did an outstanding job, but the offensive had yet to perform. Although scoring, the Dogs lost 35-8 to Bibb Co. VS. Jemison As the Dogs approached the sixth game of the year, the team still had not reached their full potential. None the less, no one gave up hope of winning a game as the Bulldogs were defeated 35-8 by the panthers. VS. Briarwood After practicing for two weeks the lions came ready, willing, and able to consume the Dogs. Still the Bulldog defense held strong, but the offense was still not ready. It was another heartbreaker for the dogs as they lost 16-6. Surefooted “Blazin Hazan” Monk Sr. Gary Johnson outwitting the de- Jr. Derrick Gilmore ‘ter “Jamin on throws a pass. fense. somebody’s head.” A season 0 “ALMOST” VS. John Carroll The John Carroll Cavaliers were determined to spoil the Bulldogs long-awaited homecoming. After a long hard game, they succeeded with a final score of 23-0. VS. West Blocton Montevallo Bulldogs were out to take West Blocton’s homecoming, until penalties turned dogs spirits. Dogs defense held strong against the top leading yard gainer in the state, and held the score to 35-14. VS. Dallas Co. For Coach Richard Gilliam it was his last ball game. The Hornets came in fired up for a sure win over the Bulldogs. The Dogs surprised the Hornets and knocked the sting out of them. The Dogs coasted into a 33-6 win over Dallas Co. as they end their season for Gilliam on a good note. While awaiting the snap count, Sr. Shawn John- ston, Lance Byrd, and Jr. Derick Gillmore prepare ; Sr. Eric McCord st John Carroll player in his to dominate the W. Blocton defense. Sy eens eee ee gee er eee tracks Finally, during the Dallas C same, the score- board says it all. Sophomore Greg Cox watched his lead blocking while turning it up the field. In desperation, Sr. Tyron Goodwin tries to strip the ball from a John Carroll receiver Stepping Down Coach Richard Gilliam, after serving Montevallo High School as a coach for 15 years, will be stepping down this year. He will be leaving a lot of great memo- ries and will be remembered as a second father for the football players. Coach taught us to have great responsibility, sportsmanship, and join together as one to perform as a team. He also went that extra mile for some who had family problems or religious ones. He will have a special place in each of the players’ hearts who played that final season with him. It's Worth A Look Coach Kenny Brown’s Bullpups opened their sea- son impressively as they defeated Chelsea 22-0. However the Pups met their match the next week while playing against the Thompson Warriors 0-26. The team prepared all week for their next opponent, which proved to be successful as they defeated the Calera Eagles 14-0. The last four games turned out bad for the Pups, as they ended up on the short side of the stick. Losing to Shelby Co. 0-32, Dallas Co. 0- 16, Bibb Co. 6-14, and Briarwood Christian 6-28. Starting offensive Linemen await sound from QB Lance Ernest to attack Shelby County’s defense. Barry Studdard and Scott Haynie put in a few tunes as they watch the up coming Bulldogs. Casey Henderson strolls into the endzone untouched against Briarwood Casey Henderson knocks off a wildcat defender for a couple of extra yards Lee Fowler breaks a tec’le and runs for extra Lance Ernest stretches at the last moment to ; niel Bunn assists save a wildcat TD. Lee Fowler rushes around left only to be stuck to the ground Montevallo’s Basketball team opened the season with a rough start, losing to Calera, and again against the Pelham Panthers. Luck pretended to side with the Dogs’ for the Shelby County game, but then vanished as Briarwood came to play. Coach Pierson’s team also felt some bad vibes as Dallas County and Thompson ran up the score a tad. However, the team continued, not wanting to give up, and they proved they had that Bulldog Spirit by not surrending without a fight; as they defeated the Jemison Panthers to gain some needed respect. Afterward, the Dogs just seemed inconsistant, losing to Bibb County, defeating Shelby County, as well as West Blocton, and ending the year with losses to Dallas County and Jemison. 1988 started roughly, with loses against Wetumpka, Bibb Coun- ty, Thompson and Calera, for the second half of the season. BEL SG LP deg PTT O y es SeCeOeReE MHS OPP Calera 35 49 Pelham 60 8] Shelby Co. 68 57 Briarwood 67 72 Dallas Co. 58 88 Thompson 47 106 Jemison 82 Bibb Co. 34 66 i f z I “ " x is ; ij F LEER A eS Bind Bog SOG Der ROY REL YOY 1 dele PO TT RL AE LTT Sl P-R-D ... Pride expresses how the Dogs’ feel as they take to the court Tyron Goodwin draws a foul for a chance to add 2 points to the Dogs’ score Jack Carter and Damian Hines tangle with a Shelby County Wildcat in the closing seconds of the first half. . Greg Cox pumping up to shoot 2 more for the Dogs Top left Mgr. Chris Chism, Phillip Tyus, Aaron Fulgham, Mgr. Er Craig, Jack Carter, Benji Gaddis. Bottom left—Damian Hines, Eric McCord, Carl H Coach Pierson, Steve Brazzell, Greg Cox, Randy PA we! tot STE Ot heed OT tye. SeCeOeReE Shelby Co. Dallas Co. West Blocton Jemison Wetumpka Bibb Co. Thompson “-lera MHS OPP 61 5 143 67 58 45 4] 45 64 Bengi Gaddis goes up to get the Dogs’ start- Carl Hall smoothly follows through as he ed their way adds 3 points to the Dogs’ glory Newcomer Carl Hall tries impressing Coach Pierson as he shoots his famous 3 pointers Tyron Goodwin, Aaron Fulgham, and Ran- dy Tolbert position themselves for a possi- ble rebound Randy Tolbert reaches for a rebound to add two to the score Randy Tolbert draws a charging foul against Shelby County as he plants when an opponent glides into him. Concentrating, Eric McCord attempts to shoot 2 free points to take the Dogs’ to vic- tory. Hard to Beat Under the supervised experience of Coach Richard Gilliam, the Montevallo B-Team Basketball squad strived to maintain a respect- able record. The Dogs won fourteen of eighteen games going through the later half of the season. The young men of this team should prove to be invaluable as they ad- vance through the next few years to the varsity team. S N N S S S “ S a | [Lf Sy WM MOE VE Coty Jones tips-off for the game agains County. A 4 SMMC MAC Coach Gilliam and his fighting Bulldogs sit for a eam picture. YY WM Y Dribbling ir, Todd Dav s to take advantage of a weak opponen In Hot Pursuit As the Junior Varsity took to the floors, they demonstrated how a little teamwork could prove to be an invalu- able tool in winning. The J-V Team headed by Coach Averhart took his young men to a nine win and three loss record, preparing Montevallo for an- other great Bulldog Varsity Basketball team. MWOW, MMWCCH) | " @' _—_0€0CIP MM UM SN , MMMM MCMC nrcnan ona payer wach John Vickory attempts a shot to put the Dogs’ ahead Doug Pate attempts a two pointer. Despite good effort, Doug Pate misses an attempt to get the tip off All the right moves The girls basketball team was faced with a newcomer as Wallace Blanton was named their new head coach. “I think determination, cooperation, and hard work were key figures in our success this year,” commented Coach Blanton. This years team included twelve players who were from the high school as well as the middle school. The girls defeated quite a few teams such as Vincent, Chelsea, and Jemison to put them in the Sub-State Playoffs. A few of their outstanding players include Sonia Connell, Latrise Gaddis, Lea Gaddis, and Shun Lilly. “The team has come a long way not to mention a fairly decent record,” further commented Coach Blanton. Laura McCollough drives in and scores Coach Blanton looks on as Authar McCray guides the girls to the winning play. oper came vt Margaret Carter concentrates to put points on the scoreboard Latrese Gaddis puts up two for the Lady Bulldogs rey 1987-1988 Girls Basketball team—Bottom L-R: Latrisha Young, Sonia Laura McCollough after being fouled, shoots for the free Connell, Lea Gaddis, Vickie Winthro, Shun Lilly, Authur McRay, Top ‘het . ; L-R: Wallace Blanton, Stephinie Burns, Janet,Turner, Laura McCol- ; lough, Latrese Gaddis, Genie Lucas, Jennifer Lawley, Margaret Carter, Roberta Rutledge. Spanish Club sponsor Delilah Robins unior Cindy Griffin some one-on-« they discuss an upcoming Spanish tes Organizations means getting involved. And that’s just what everyone did. The Scholars’ Bowl team made their first tele- vision appearance, the Student Council had one of its most successful homecomings, and the Spanish club made pifiatas for the kindergarteners at the elementary school. This is just a small por- tion of what went on in Or- ganizations. Troubadour pride is obvious in the personality f trumpet section leader Jenny Lucas r Student Council officers Stephen Mil- stead ind Britt Blake put the finishing touches yn the Homecoming Dance decorations as they susnend a mirrored ball over the auditorium Nasu 5 ee LERPO SE anise ‘ es a EP RASIR Sone Ma eniay ‘Syimnsaahahen Pennie “ I ve Ay Ne sie tae ol Marching Band Ma OPettes is scsssssnessssssunevescsesscerecssnsonsacanaresscenesess 72 Flag Corps Cheerleaders-Mascots Spirit Club Spotlight Staff Montala Staff Future Farmers of America Future Homemakers of Ameirca Scholars’ Bowl Team Math Club—Science Club Student Council Symphonic Band Drama Club Spanish Club Computer Club—Photography Club Business Club Horse Club—Honor Society Troubadours triumph ... Against All Odds Bobo skee wot-not, albany and bo- skee. Skiddally bee, skiddally bo, Troubadours, LET’S GO!! This cheer has excited the spirits of band members on Friday nights be- fore half-time and on Saturday after- noons before competitions for many years. But this year there were many odds against the Troubadours, and they realized that it would take more than a simple cheer to create a suc- cessful marching band. Director Jim Weese was presented with problems even before school was out the previous year. The band got completely new uniforms which cost about $200. This caused many stu- dents to drop out of band. The percus- sion section was affected the most. Only four members were left. Fortu- nately, by the time summer band camp began in late July, vacancies were filled by saxophones Mike Lud- “-umpets: (Ist row) D. Bice, J. Lawley, section 'eader J. Lucas, M. McClain, W. Lott. (2nd |, G. McGiboney, J. Lawley, M. wig and Julie Staffney, flute Clare Vance, and eighth-grader Andy Rob- erts. Also, because of an odd number of trumpets, eighth-grade trumpeteer Andy Polk marched. Then, after two weeks of band camp, the percussion section leader moved away. The prob- lem was solved when tuba player Marcus Young switched to snare drummer. Andy Ballard, who was away traveling, filled in the tuba posi- tion. With all their problems taken care of, the Troubadours deserved a re- ward. That is exactly what they got from a successful—and busy—Labor Day weekend. On Saturday, the Troubadours began the festivities with a parade down main street. Lat- er that day, the second annual Rodeo began. Then, on Monday, the Trou- badour Horse Show took place. Many of the band boosters and Troubadours Low brass: (Ist row) L. Boothe, J. Batey, M. Reid, C. Fant. (2nd row) A. Ballard, section leader P. Greer, G. Lawley, S. Hurt, J. Burke. worked hard during the weekend, and it proved to be very worthwhile, rais- ing over $3000 for the band. September 26 the band performed as the exhibition band at the Colum- biana Marching Festival at Shelby County High School. On October 10, the band marched in the Fire Preven- tion Parade. That same day, the Troubadours competed in the Central Alabama Marching Festival at Thompson High School. They earned superior ratings and won their class. Drum Major Paul Wilson and the drumline also received ones. Finally, the Troubadours faced the Midfield Marching Festival at Mid- field High School. Competing with eight other bands in their class, both the band and the drum major rated superior, while the drumline earned excellent scores. The band also earned second in its class. Clarinets: (Ist row) R. Lawley, T. Brantley, section leader A. Gerber, T. Harkins, K. Ni- ven. (2nd row) R. Kelly, T. Sailes, T. Cecil, L x R. Brown, M. Lilly, A. Polk, R. Har- ‘ tes: (Ist row kins. H. Russell, L. MeGee, B. Brind cas d row) T Murray. R. Robertson, A. Black B. Weese, A N F am Sa = " Percussion: (Ist row) drum major P. Wilson, nes : Pee ee M. Young, section leader J. Rochester, C. Hall, C. Vance. (2nd row) A. Roberts, M. Killings- worth, M. Ludwig. a Robinson S. Brand. (3rd row) J. Dover, K. Fulgham, V. Renfro, L. Lacey, K. Maddox. French horns: . 7 ieee) Attentiveness is an important part of marching band, as demonstrated by senior Britt Blake during summer band practice Senior Phillip Greer entertains the crowd with a trombone solo in K-GEE, from the movie SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The 1987 Montevallo High School Marching Troubadours ‘The Final Touch” “Flag Corps ’87” The Troubadors’ 1987 Flag Corps stared out shaky and immature. The majority of the group had marched before, but teaching totally inexperienced twirlers and marchers made routine construction most difficult. “It took time to teach the new members the meaning of Pride, but they soon learned,” remarked second year flag Zina Cartwell. The flags started their training camp on the final Tues- day in June, and met every following Tuesday until the regular marching session. The group, headed by Karen MacPherson, choreographed five new routines to the tunes director Jim Weese had picked. The immature flag corps first showed their expertise at the Central Alabama Marching Festival when they re- ceived a “one” (superior) rating. Then after growing up, they received another “superior” rating at the Mid-Ala- bama Marching Festival. Normally the accents come last, not in this band; the flags and majorettes wait to LEAD the band in a parade. The 1987 Flag Corps: Front and Center: Karen MacPherson, (Head); back row: Melissa Scott, Flag captain Karen MacPherson works on the Roberta Rutledge, Tina Garner, Lucinda Grif- “James Bond” routine outside the practice fin, Dana Layton; Front Row: Zina Cartwell. field. Mary Ann Kelly, Tanya Rovelstad and Dawn Payne. “Twirling Perfection” ‘““Majorettes °87” “TI love the ballerina one-turn,” was one of the many compliments a majorette heard during the 1987 marching season. But this comment was from a judge and that made more of an impact. This, however, was not the only com- ment they received from an authority. While at the clinic held from June 29 to July 2, one of the instructors told them they had great potential after they received an “ex- cellent” in the advanced competitions. “Camp was fun!” commented Lynette Smitherman the only junior on the squad. “We learned a lot because the instructors were great,” she added about the clinic held at Tuscaloosa’s University of Alabama. At two regular marching compe- titions the group of six received “superior” and “excel- lent” ratings. This year the squad also set out to show their school spirit through other means. The morning of the Home- coming game all senior varsity players were invited to a special “Bulldog’s Breakfast.” “And this year’s majorettes will be...” Ju- A few of the squad enjoy a break during prac- nior: Lynette Smitherman, Seniors: Tracy tice with their sponsor Delilah Robinson. Duren, Genie Lightfott, Kristie Pate, (Head), Joy Holladay and Jeanise Motes. ai Twist And Dine MOH tered ALi hoe PA Shout Those stunts, those kicks, those smiles ... looks easy? It’s not, not at all, it takes weeks of grueling prac- tice, many pulled muscles and many sore throats. March of 1987 is when tryouts were held, and in May those endless sessions began. The University of Montevallo held a cheerleading camp in June, and each day for a week the squad worked from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For their efforts they received 10 superior ribbons, | excellent ribbon, a spirit stick every day, and one to keep in honor of their “best total spirit.” Practice resumed in August, and with the beginning of school practice was on Tuesdays and Thrusdays. Re- turning to school meant a big change for the squad; Ms. Spivery was now the sponsor and new mascots were added, Bridget Smith and Angie Gerber. Cheerleaders kept spirits high as they adopted senior football players, giving them gifts all through the week. It was not until the homecom- ing pep rally that the players discov- ered who their secret cheerleader was. To help boost the cheerleaders’ spirits, the spirit club, sponsored by Ms. Henderson came to the football and basketball games. This years offi- cers were Laura Jones, president; Diane Lightsey, secretary; Angilia Fletcher, treasurer. A new space ad- dition to the club was a reporter staff which consisted of Terry Thompson, Bonita Cottingham, and Wanda Hill. The Montevallo High cheerleading squad which consists of Lynn Mor- gan, (mascot) Angie Gerber, Lauren Colley, Suzanne Child, Christi Hale, Michelle Holcombe, Cindy Robbins, Sandra Sloan, Rebbeca Blake, Amy Glosson, Joy Hayes, and (head) Valorie Herron. Boosting Mrs. Robinson's spirit at the West Blockton football game, was one of the mas- cots, Angie Gerber Mascot, Briget Smith, shows off her spirit and tux at the homecoming game cle PME TE Mae, TRL A Rete gas oes Beth Pa BA wk tat Seed POV Seed OLS biti A Mog SP Paver gs PO ELL Teg 7 Pe - + yar gt a ft. i we a t Was A study of determination, reveals that the cheerleaders are ready to do whatever it takes to boost school spirit Spirit Club is an organization which promotes spirit and helps create unity in the school After linebacker Barry Studdard bombed Joy Hayes with a pie in the face, the rest of the cheerleaders hope their turn will not be ¢ The Senior Cheerleader Cindy Robbins, Sandra Sloan, Christi Hale and Lynn Morgan Lynn Morg and Christi Hale celebrate win- ning football game of the year with a deserving hug Juniors Steve Burdett and David Calvert Senior SPOTLIGHT staff member discuss possible headlines for a SPOT- LIGHT article Trac y Duren reminds the others of their deadline MEET THE PRESS One of the most active organizations in the school was the SPOTLIGHT staff. This year the twenty-eight member staff, which put out a bi-monthly newspaper, took several steps to improve its quality. In September, the staff attended a journalism workshop at the Univer- sity of Alabama. Also, several professionals from the journalism world spoke to the class. On November 20, the staff challenged the teachers to a volleyball game as a fundraiser. After a week of practice, the teams vollied in the gym, where the Spotlight staff emerged victorious. They won the first game 15-7 and the second one 15-8. The staff put out its annual Valentine’s Day issue, which included special messages. The members also delivered carnations, balloons, and singing telegrams. For the second year in a row, the staff pro- duced a color issue. The SPOTLIGHT be- came the first high school newspaper to pro- duce a color issue in the state, and possibly the nation. This year’s color issue included a page of special “good-bye” messages. SPOTLIGHT editors this year were Karen MacPherson and Genie Lightfoot. Assistant editor was Joy Holladay; sports editor, Scott Haynie; and business Manager, Dewayne Meeks. Mr. Larry Haynes and Miss Susie De- Ment served as sponsors. The SPOTLIGHT staff: (left to right) S. Burdett, S. Haynie, J. Holladay, T. Duren, K. Pate, J. Dawson, L Morgan, D. Bice, S. Milstead, W. Boothe, sponsors L. Haynes and S. DeMent, M. Draper, R. Tripp, D. Gilmore, B. Studdard, P. Alexander, K. Meline, T. McElroy, G. Lawley, K. MacPherson, G. Lightfoot, D. Calvert, L Lawley, T. Fochman To meet her upcoming deadline, assistant editor Karen MacPherson writes copy for a spread. -,2 oo em a Meeting deadlines has its rewards—junior Betsy Weese enjoys some pizza after the first yearbook deadline was met. Senior staff members Andy Ballard and Glenda Lawley enjoy the school picnic, sponsored by the Student Council. Capturing the Organization Memories This year proved to be one of many changes for the yearbook staff. First, the staff received a new Ms. Also the yearbook production company was switched from Jos- tens to Herff Jones. The year began early for the Montala staff. Five members at- tended a three-day workshop at Huntingdon College in Montgom- ery during the summer. There, they developed this year’s theme, “What's Going On In Here?” Lat- er in the school year, Ms. Amaro sponsor, Elise Amaro. The Montala Staff: (front) sponsor E. Amaro, C. Vance, L. McCollough, T. Ro- velstad, A. Gerber, B. Weese. (middle) K. Brantley, A. Harris, B. Wade, K. Meline, S. Milstead, D. Meeks, M. Mieure, G Lawley, S. Johnston. (back) K. MacPher- son, H. Monk, B. Studdard, T. McElroy, K MacPherson, A. Ballard. took four staff members to a Herff Jones Yearbook Workshop in Montgomery. After the staff met their first deadline in October, they rewarded themselves with a pizza party. Montala editor was Stephen Milstead. Assistant editor was Ka- ren MacPherson. Sports editor was Hazan Mok; organizations editor, Glenda Lawley; classes edi- tor, Ky MacPherson; student life editor, Karen MacPherson. Busi- ness managers were Tracey McEI- roy and Mike Mieure. 77 rie The Future’ Farmers of America are devoted to ensuring the agricul- tural success of the future. With that in mind, FFA reporter, John Burke should have high hopes for the future. This fall John Burke showed his lambs at three fairs. At the Shelby County Fair, he received two fourth place ribbons. Then, at the Alabama State Fair, he earned a twelfth place ribbon and an honorable mention. Fi- nally, in Selma, he won two fourth place ribbons. Activities in the fall consisted of a hog-raffle in which 668 tickets were sold. Greenhand Jamie White won $25.00 for selling the winning ticket. In addition, each person to sell over fifty tickets, and the top salesman in each class, were awarded with pizza. This project generated a profit of $402.00. Another activity conducted by the FFA was the annual citrus sale. The goals set this year was 1000 cases of ‘rthur Farrington, and Ken i small engines with interest This yea -ort Is Temple Crock- Surpasses Goals fruit. The 1987-88 FFA officers were Lance Byrd, president; Jason Turner, vice president; Steve Burdett, secre- tary; Mike Whitten, treasurer; and John Burke, reporter. FFA members (1st row) J. Burke, S. Burdett, D. Gilmor Givhan, B. Smith, T. Fotchmann, L. Byrd, T. Whitten r, J. Stevens. (2nd row) S. Lemley, J. Smith, R. Hughes T. Wallace, M. Mayweather, D. Hines, A. Hudson, C. ( l. Crocker, J. Roper, S. Cummings, G. Sturgis. (3rd row) Roper, P. Thomas, J. Lucas, S. Blackburn, S. Rooks, B dis, R. Tripp, A. Jones, T. Nabors, J. Edwards, ¢ (4th row) ¢ Jones, R. Jones, T. Pex 1. Cur lings, A. Gr 1 Galloway, D. Howell, K. Pickett, K. Bearden, W. Anderso Spear Floyd Mayweather Sth row) S. Cun ai (Ist row) M. Segers, D. Pate, L. Ernest, R Henderson, R. Rut DeVould, S. Ward, D. Stallworth, K J. Cunningham, E. Patrick, ¢ Turner, A J, White, J. Hale, B. Lawley, J. Johnson, P Dodd, S. Taft, A. Smith edge, E Wilson, (2nd row) Johnson, M. Darden, T. Carlee, € W. Matthews. (3rd row) J. Wallace, B. Lefurgey, S. Fletcher J, Parks, J. Scarborough, C. Goggins, J. Bolling, J. Smith, L Childers, S. Hyde, D. Brown, T. Maddox, D. Latham, J. Gen Learning How to Live The Right Way Future Homemakers of America is a service club of young men and wom- en. They service the family, commu- nity, school, and world at large. FHA explores the individual within the family setting, beginning with young children through adulthood. The pro- jects they are involved in are for the betterment of the individual. Among these are “Dressing For Success Pro- gram.” In addition, every year at Christ- mas the students visit the Briarcliff Nursing Home, where they conduct a program. Food, songs, and gifts are presented to the elderly, where a good time is had by all. FHA members—(front) D. Thomas, T. Lucas, C. Murphree Coach ers ntertains th his rendition of ‘ov At the FHA sponsored picnic M. Kelly, C. Culp, A. Moore, K. Kent, L. Colley, M. Lawley, J Blues finleh:line Hatcher. (back) sponsor R. Hankins, C, Hale, L. Morgan, L Alexander, T. Thompson, R. Damon, J. Curl, D. Thomas, T Hughes, V. Thrift, G. Johnson, L. Lacey, L. Dehaven T. Phil- Trivial Pursuits: Team seeks new knowledge TOSS-UP: Which state in the US is named after Queen Elizabeth? Ask any Scholars’ Bow team member this question and he or she should know that the answer is Virginia, from her nickname, the Virgin Queen. The Scholars’ Bowl team began quizzing the last week of October in areas such as histo- ry, current events, science, and math, in prep- aration for a full schedule this year. The team, along with sponsors Larry Haynes and Ann Parker, began competition at the Troy State Invitational Scholars’ Bowl Tournament in Montgomery. There, the quiz- zers were televised on WSFA Channel 12. Then the team travelled to George C. Wallace State Community College in Selma for the District Tournament. The team wrapped up the year with the sixth annual Shelby County Scholars’ Bowl Tournament. It was held in Columbiana at the county education building. Sponsor Larry Haynes said, “We've had to rebuild this year after losing two all-county team members, but I think this was an exciting year for us!” and Ann Parker officiate a prac- Scholars’ Bowl team members: (left to right) Jamie Rob- erts, Glenda Lawley, Kerry Meline, Jennifer Yeager, sponsors Ann Parker and Larry Haynes, Jill Lawley, Mike Mieure, Britt Blake, Deprecia Moore Ready and waiting, team members Jennifer Yeager and Deprecia Moore prepare for a round of questions during Scholars’ Bowl Practice As usual, math instructor Doug Morris cheerfully ex- plains a graphing problem to the class wi 5 ee. Math Club Members: (front) sponsor Doug Morris, Britt Blake, Renee Robertson, Mike Mieure, Jill Lawley, Mike Ludwig, Depricia Moore. (back) Jamie Roberts, Angie Gerber, Joy Holladay, Becca Blake, Jennifer Crocker, Kerry Meline MATH: Not Just A Four-letter Word Students at MHS have probably expelled several expletives while attempting difficult math problems. But for some, math is not just a four-letter word. It is an area in which they can excel and then reap the rewards of their excellence. Many students do “reap the re- wards” of excellence by being involved in the Math Team and the Math Club. The Math Team, which has earned a reputation of excellence at many annual tournaments, participated in several tournaments this year. They began competi- tion in December at the Vestavia Hills Math Tourna- ment. The teams did very well and the advanced math and geometry teams placed third and fifth, respective- ly. Freshman Jason Hughes was named first place in advanced math division 2. In the spring, the team planned to attend the Sam- ford University Advanced Math Tournament and the annual county tournament. The advanced math and algebra II teams were spon- sored by Mr. Doug Morris, while Mr. Johnye Horton sponsored the Algebra I and Geometry teams. Mr. Morris also sponsored the Math Club. Student make Scientific Notations The first year for the Science Club was an exciting one. To begin their activities, the club went on a skiing trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in late January. Next, the Science Club sponsored the second annual school-wide science fair on March 10-11. The school winners then went to the county level March 25-26. Regionals were held at UAB in April. The club also was addressed by special guest speakers. Ms. Carol Czerw sponsored the club. Officers were: Damian Hines, president; Pam White, vice president; Beth Brindley, secretary; and Treasus : Ingals, treasurer. Spuusw " Lurry? tice ro A YEAR OF CHANGE The 1987-88 Student Council started their year in July, when S.C. officers, Britt Blake and Stephen Milstead, attended the U.S.C.A. summer workshop at UNA. In Au- gust math teacher Johnnye Horton was taken on as Student Council Ad- visor. The Student Council’s first pro- ject was the Big Brother program for seniors and freshmen, but the biggest project of the year was Homecoming. The 1987 Homecoming Queen stepped out of a Rolls Royce to re- ceive her crown. “It was one of the best Homecomings we've had at MGS,” said Principal Norman Payne. Some of the Student Council’s other projects include a food drive, a bike-a-thon, a school-wide picnic, various anti-drug related programs, and returning to the Spring Confer- ence in April. o _—_ 4 ‘s out more about his — Students enjoy a picnic co-sponsored by the Student Council and the FHA Kod Pegg RES als ya tg Boag Seg EPO yg Pera OT ELL YS FTP lined Ph TT RO AE LT Eg Oe PY TPS FP dang Pe TT REO Pe LOT Ee Oe 8 PY TBE Student Council officers are: (L-R): Pres. Britt Blake, V.P. Melissa Payne, Sec. Cindy Robbins, Treas. Stephen Milstead. Saxophone players Steve Stone and Jamie Roberts set the example for their section as they rehearse their part in “The Belle of Chica- 40) Listening closely and carefully, director Jim Weese prepares the band for the up-coming Christmas concert To start off a busy season, the sym- phonic band held the annual Christ- mas concert last December. The six- ty-eight member band performed a variety of tunes, including “Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,” and traditional songs like “‘Sleigh ride’’ and ‘tA Christmas Festival.” Competitions for the Troubadours began with District Contest in Febru- ary, continued at the University of Montevallo during March, and ended with the State contest at the Universi- ty of Alabama in mid-April. The songs chosen to be played at the con- test were “Belle of Chicago” by John Phillip Sousa, “Appalachian Over- ture” by James Barnes, and “Sym- phonic Legend” by Elliot Delborgo. The band concluded its activities for the year with the annual Spring Concert in May. The brass shines during a regular practice the trombone section. Luther Booth Fant, and Shannon Hurt learn the one of the contest songs In the Spotlight Ready for the curtain call? As the cast members lined up at the end of the play there were many feelings: Relief, “Thank Goodness it’s over!” Triumph, “We did it!” Anxiety, “Did anyone like it?” Anger, “I can’t be- lieve I missed that line!” In the Christmas play all of these and more were felt by the actors. The backstage crew also had their quirks they had to get by. The organ player could not always know exactly where the action was. The light and curtain keepers had to remember their cues without a script to refer to. Still the play “Christmas Comes to Detroit Louie” was successful. Many of the Drama Club members also had the experience of watching a live performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Blue Moon Dinner The- ater. The members watched the musi- cal from a technical point of view as well as an entertaining one. Even if they did not know it, being in the Dra- ma Club trained their eyes and ears to pick out cues, stage movements, and lighting. The musical, as good as it was, was even better when one knew what was going on. Getting an angel’s blessing “Christmas Comes to Detroit Louie” With a special thanks to the director, Tanya Rovelstad presents Ms. Belisle with flowers from the cast Front: Karen Edwards, Jamie Roberts, Laura McCollough, Micole Young, Renée Robert- son, Tanya Rovelstad, Sponser: Ms. Barbara Belisle Sitting: Maggie Allen, Tiffiny Word, Jennifer Yeager, Lynn Morgan, Jennifer Crocker, Alisa Mann, Tracey McElroy, Jenny Lucas On stage: Caroline Harkins, Wendy Boothe, Terry Carter, Sidney Pickett, Susan Brand, Britt Blake, Genie Lightfoot, Mike Mieure, Cominita Pearson, Melissa Payne, La- Fay Ford, Karen MacPherson When It’s Fiesta Time . For the first time in what seems a long while the Spanish Club has had a fairly busy schedule. The first few meetings were only for planning and verifying membership. The club started its season dividing into Pifiata teams. Each group had to make their own originally designed pifiata out of flour pasted newspapers or whatever was at hand. They had to decorate it and fill it with candy. Then they had to stand back and watch as the chil- dren of the Elementary School smashed the result of hard work with bats or flag poles. “It went really well. I think the kids had a great time.” stated Jennifer Yeager. The Club’s planning also included a guest speaker. The speaker, a pro- fessor from the University of Monte- vallo, came to talk to the group in Spanish and about Spain and Mexico. There was a group dinner at a Mexi- can restaurant chosen by vote. NTN Front Row: Kerry Meline, Clara Vance, Ben- Caroline Harkins and Benetta Harrison super- etta Harrison, Renée Robertson, Lauren Col- vise their creation’s destruction ley, Rebecca Blake, Haley Russel, 2nd Row Angie Gerber, Jill Lawley, Jennifer Crocker, The Spanish C lub Officers: Kerry Meline, 3rd Row: Jennifer Yeager, Leane Robinson, ‘President; Suzanne Child, Vice; Lauren Col- Valorie Herron, Lynn Russel, Brandy Lucas, _ley, Secretary Treasurer Michele Holcombe, Jamie Roberts, Karen Ed- wards, Beth Brindley, Lynette Smitherman, Back Row: Margaret Hahn, Susan Brand, Tif- ; 2 finy Word, David Calvert, Sponsor: Mrs. Deli- G Donde Esta le lah Robinson, Jennifer Lawley, Caroline Har- kins, Matt Draper, Steve Stone The next generation begins with computers. They are the wave of the future. Because of this, a new club at MHS was started—the Computer Club. Sponsor Donna Dickson was very excited about the club, and felt that its members benefitted greatly from the learn- ing experience. The club’s main purpose was to The new click at MHS this year was the Photography Club. The club, which had about sixty mem- bers, was sponsored by principal Norman Payne. The club invited photographers Ben Boak and Andy Russell as Sponsor—Donna Dickson, Kim Greer, Me- lissa Payne, Laura McCollough, Robert Dickson Micheal McClain, Dwayne Meeks, Karen tley, Lisa M Gee. Jeanise Motes But this year we've had alot of fun just learning more about photography.” By the end of the year the club members will have a better understanding of photography and will be able to use it later in their own work COMPUTERS She Havre of lhe Hime expand each member’s knowledge of the computer through graphics and programming. The club en- tered competition in writing essays and computer graphics in the fall. In the spring the club attended competition at the University of Montevallo. Also, the members sold candy to help buy a new com- puter. guest speakers. They each gave the club several tips on good photogra- phy. President Kerry Meline said, “The club has a lot of long term projects, like a school dark room.” Computer Officers—President, Dewayne Meeks; Vice President, Michell Killingsworth; Secretary, Pam White; Treasure, Jeanise Motes Lawyers, doctors, engineers these are just a few of the many careers in business. The future is in the Business Club. This club, spon- sored by Mrs. Donna Dickson, spent the year learning about fu- ture careers in business. They S. Connell, L. Young, L. Gaddis, ¢ Murphree, K. Brantley, C. Hall, 1 Vance, J. Holiday, C. Spruel, A Gerber, L. McGee, J. Motes, B. Lucas, M Fredrick, C. Jones, R. Potts, J. Henson, R Dickson, K. Kulp, J. Lawley, J. Ingles, G Fant, S. Hurt, T. Durran, K. Pate, K. Me- Thrift, L. Carlee, T. Beesley, | Griffin, L. Peoples, C. Hatch, R. Hughe, S King, C. Tolbert, C. Fields, D. Young, V Tower, T. Smith, E. Patrick, B. Bridley, T McElroy, J. Martin Gard- ner, € line, V eseves Lc. BUSTNESS | planned several speakers who pre- pared them for various obstacles they may encounter in the business world. At the end of the year, they had a much better understanding of careers in business Sponser—Donna Dickson, Jenny Lucas, Kristy Pate, Jeanise Motes, Lisa McGee, Krity Harris, Kim Greer, Lauren Colley, Vikie Thrift, Benita Cottingham, Karen Edwards, Vikie Windthrow, Jennifer Law- ley, Janice Peoples, Lynn Morgan, Pam Shaw, Genie Lightfoot, Angie Bunn, Co- minita Pearson, Marcy Debow Lauren Colley, Vikie Thrift, Gennie Lig foot, Jennifer Lav'e n Edward nice Peoples Horse Play popular new club emerged this year at MHS—the Horse Club. The club, about fifty members strong, was spon- i ims son SUNUOE TE TEL ET) sored by principal Norman Payne Among the club’s activities this year was a trip to the Trelay Stables in Monte- vallo. On their agenda for the spring were at least two more trips to local horse farms and possible horseback-riding field trips. AD mit Honorable Tradition The National Honor Society’s year was filled with many traditions. After the first semester was completed, the So- ciety distributed honor roll ribbons. In the spring, they conducted a doughnut sale for the purchase of a National Hon- or Society banner. They also sponsored the Teacher Appreciation Day and pro- vided refreshments for them in the teachers’ lounge. In May, the members gave the MMS eighth graders a tour of the high school urte » member Society was ‘4once counselor Col- ADVERTISEM The MONTALA staff wishes to thank the many merchants of Monte- vallo and the surrounding area for all of the support they have given to the school. 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Average fall enrollment the size students say they preter 2500 People-sized, attractive, landmark campus designed for pedestrians Yes Full-time student-teacher ratio 15:1 Likelihood of being taught by senior faculty members Emphasis on academic achievement and study skills assistance Yes Good range of social and cultural activities Proximity to a major metropolitan area (downtown B'ham. 45 mins. away ) Yes Strong new “core” of the liberal Arts and Sciences and respected pre professional programs of study Availability of friendly, full-time faculty in tenure-earning positions — almost Yes two-thirds of whom hold doctorates, whose primary duty is teaching students College of Education accredited for maximum period allowable Yes College of Business in last phases of applying for special accreditation Yes College of Fine Arts with nationally recognized faculty Yes Academic and peer advisers assigned to each freshman Yes Average annual cost for on-campus student for tuition, fees, room and board $3,754 Average annual cost for tuition and fees only $1,394 The University of Montevallo campus was for yourself if Montevallo is the right place for your designed by the world famous Olmsted Brothers. son or daughter to prepare for a career or for some Some say it is one of the most attractive in the nation. other future. 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You are “OUR SPECIAI SENIOR” and son who has filled our lives with so much joy. We are so VERY proud . of you. Best of luck and hap- — Love, piness in the future. WE Mom and Dad LOVE YOU " Oe Mom and Dad bless you. id, and Stacie ————— Congratulations Cindy!! We are proud of you, and we love you very much! Mom, Dad, and Ginger Congratulations Terry!!! You have made us proud. Fi- nally, our last child to gra- duate .. . love and best wish- es always. Mom, Dad, Tink, and Tina Congratulations Scott! “Our special senior,’ son, and brother who has filled our lives with so much joy. May the rest of your life be filled with joy. We Love You!!! Mom, Dad, and Andy We feel so blessed to have you as our son. You've filled our days with fun and sur- prises! We're very, very proud of you' Much love! Mon ad, WES ANDERSON, I Bast W ANDY BALLARD, M TONY BEASLE’ DEWAYNE BI¢ I Deg BRITT BLAKE Pres. 4, Dra M STEVEN BRAZZELL, FFA Baskett 4 AN BROWN, I MOLLIE BURTCH, Stude NHS 4.Tr ) LANCE BYRD, FFA 3, 4, Weightlifting TERRY CARTER FHA PATRICIA COt SONIA CONNIE STACEY CROWSON. FHA STEVEN LEE CUMMINGS, FFA Horse ( TRACY DUREN, Marct S pI Band History LETRICE GADDIS Bask RENAE GADDIS, FHA HEATH GALLOWAY, Baset Footbal FFA | 4, W TYRON GOODWIN CHRISTI HALE, ¢ Flag ¢ U TOMI HARKINS, Mar 4. Symp! c Band H JOY HAYES. St DEBBORAH t ( HASSEL KROMER, I LENDA LAWLEY, M hing Band ciet f tinguished I g } cl tudents, 4 { H ty JOHNNY MCNIEI 4.8 B 4, MES PLE HAZAN MONK THOMPSON NG 7 : ’ im and so rian a Milstead, editor: Pherson and Kerry sistant editors; Mc¢ McElroy, Dew Mike Mieure CHANGE MHS went through lot of change in 1987-88. New faces were around, as well as old faces in new places. 0 EOE RIE trary we eh Te SHENAE Ha tings rs Ae YY uate. KS . Wray, , width oot re ae hd re pRo ENA CAC REE Baseball Softball Playday Track Basketball Awards Day Graduation Symphonic Band | f “2S Honor Society Representative Britt Blake and the members of the 1987 Senior Cathy Anderson receives her letter 47 graduating class bow their heads for a prayer during commencement from principal Norman Payne at ceremonies Here To Stay Baseball ’87° Strikes Up Honors! After an opening game loss, the 1987 baseball team, under the coach- ing abilities of Kennv Brown onened. However, the team failed to have a consistent winning streak. The Bulldogs credited many of their wins to the pitching efforts of Tyron Goodwin, Matt Adams, Steven Burdett, Jeff Roper, and Robert Smith. Taking charge, newcomer Ad- ams batted .507 for the year, while Danny Kelly hit .457 and Heath Gal- loway .412. These three held the top batting averages overall. The team had many outstanding ; rf a ae - a . ‘ia 4% individual players. Galloway led the “Dogs with the most homeruns. Ad- ams, honored with the MVP of the year award, was offered an athletic scholarship by Jacksonville State. Hardhitters Danny Kelly and Chris Sawyer, after much devotion to the team, were placed as permanent cap- tains for the Bulldogs. Sawyer was also the recipient of the Golden Glove award for the team. The 1987 team topped the previous years’ team ending the season with a 16-11-1 record First baseman, Chris Sawyer stretches for a pop-fly ball as teammate Greg Dailey tries to assist A low pitch does not fool Mike Swords as he decides to not swing Mini-Mag 115 ““Bench-warmers” hope to be given a perma- nent position. Tyron Goodwin rifles one across the plate for a Bulldog strike-out. Concentrating on the game is one of the most important jobs of coaching. Coach Kenny Brown takes mental notes on the game. Arthur McCray loses sight of the ball as a low throw hits the dirt. Vincent 2-6 Vincent 10-2 Briarwood 10-0 Vincent 4-8 Chelsea 10-0 Bibb 7-2 Thompson 2-5 Thorsby 12-2 Maplesville 8-4 Maplesville 6-7 Shelby Co. 8-6 Calera 9-1 Jemison 5-3 Thompson 0-10 a homerun Dallas Co 2-9 Shelby Co. 21-17 Jemison 7-7 Pelham 7-5 Dallas Co. 3-4 's. West Blocton 12-15 Chelsea 12-2 Calera 15-4 Fayetteville 6-8 Fayetteville 2-1] Chelsea 17-4 Vincent 3-13 Pelham 2-5 Ball! Heath Galloway calls the play as the Bull- dogs close in on a victory Waiting for his turn at bat, Todd Davis envisions Base Hit! A Time For Victory The ball is thrown to first, then to sec- ond. The Montevallo Girl’s Softball Team makes a remarkable play. Miss Dot Bishop, Physical Education Director, organized a girls slow pitch softball team for Montevallo High School. Miss Lisa Shoemaker and Mr. Ruben Hayes coached the team to a 2-5 season. The team consisted of: Sheila Hill, 7th grade; Tracey Phillips and Laura McCollough, Freshmen; Mary Ann “Although we lost most of our games, the win over the Pelham Panthers ended the year with a big victory.” —Laura McCollough Ray, Angie Gerber and Gina McGi- boney, Sophomores; Lee Test and Mi- chelle Fredrick, Juniors; Tina Niven and Dana Hayes, Seniors; and Haley Russell as statistcian. Dana Hayes and Tina Ni- ven, the two seniors, were outstanding players. Dana Hayes received a scholar- ship to a junior college to play softball. The Bulldogs faced the tough Pelham Panthers in the last game of the season. From left to right: Coach Lisa Shoemak- Against the Panthers, the Bulldogs were er, Mary Ann Ray, Lee Test, Gina McGi- 0-5, This time the Bulldogs were ready. boney, Coach; Ruben Hayes, Tina Nivens, |p a hard, tough double header, the Bull- ca Reson, Michelle Fredrick, Ange dogs overcame the Panthers and won Gerber, Sheila Hill, Laura McCollough ot oe both games. The Bulldogs had their final Sheila Hill pitches a stike and leads the victory. bulldogs to victory The girls played teams in our area. Coaches Lisa Shoemaker and Mr. Ru- Many of the games were played out-of- ben Hayes look on intentively as their team town. Among the teams played were Pel- emerges as the victor. ham, Berry, Homewood and Chelsea. The home games were played at Orr Park. The girls had a lot of tun during the season and manv 2 : play next season. Play Day Sends Back To Students the Future At the hockey goal, Kara Child explains the game toa young player Knocking three out of five balls into the goal is a first place Eric Bearden marks down an- other score as the kids line-up for the frisbee toss An exciting part of play day are the races. Coty Jones holds the rib- bon tight as the winner crosses the finish line Valorie Herron is in charge of the javelin throw. Poles flying in and out of nowhere made the day especially memorable. “You got first place, good job!” Those words put a smile on many chil- dren’s faces at the annual Montevallo Elementary School Play Day. The ele- mentary school students enjoyed a day of games coordinated by MES Physical Education teacher, Linda Cicero. Activities at play day features Wes Anderson retreiving balls at the basket- ball toss, Suzanne Child ducking throws at the frisbee toss, Lee Test and Pam Shaw measuring at the standing long jump, and Cindy Robbins watching jumps at the jump rope contest. Other games included the volleyball serve, soccer kick, medicine ball throw, running races, and timed dribbling con- test. The kids played for first, second, and third place ribbons. Regardless of how they did, for each game every player re- ceived at least a third place award. The Montevallo High School students who helped out had a great chance to watch the future MHSers, and many wondered what games the class of 1998 will play. On the Right “ rack The Track Team got off to a new start under the coaching of Kenneth Hancock. Hancock was new to being a track coach but took charge the first day of practice as he had the team warm-up and run a one- mile jog just to get started. Then they started working on specific events in track. Inside field events like the long jump, pole vault, shot-put, and the dis- cus were demonstrated. On the track, run- ners experienced the 110 Hurdles, 330 In- termediate Hurdles, 100 Sprint, 220 Sprint, 440, 880, 1-mile run, and a 2-mile run. At the end of each practice, Coach Hancock led the team on a mile long run around Orr Park to cool down. There were several highlights on the sea- son despite having a losing year. Some of the outstanding team members were Slade Blackwell, Hazan Monk, John Moore, Greg Cox, Tim Davies, Derrick Gilmore, and Shawn Johnston. The women’s events were well represented by Malana Monk, Sandra Sloan, Reneé Robertson, and Erica Chappell. The team got to know each other much better due to the leadership and effective- ness of Coach Hancock, who lead them to State competition. The " Dogs came up empty handed at State, but enjoyed seeing the well equipped facility at Troy State University, where the 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A competitions were held. Schools from across the county participated in the track meets. Re- presenting Montevallo in the start- ing line-up are Mike Hamilton, and Tim Davies. At the hand-off, Hazan Monk tries to make up the distance lost to Pelham and Thompson runners. Giving that extra effort, Scott Wilder tries to overtake his Briar- wood competitor. Sandra Sloans leads the pack dur- ing the one-mile run at the Briar- wood track meet. Top of the List Awards Day 1987 may have been typical to some, but to many it was a day of special recognition for achieve- ment throughout the year. Awards were presented to those at the top of the list in music, academics, athlet- ics, and school orga- Adults who were especially supportive of the were nizations. joyfully school also recognized. Mrs. Emily Pend- leton, who taught in Montevallo schools since 1956, was the guest speaker. In an entertaining speech, she encouraged has students to reach for the top and al- ways appreciate life’s rewards. As a special presentation, trumpeteers Jennifer Lawley, Jenny “T challenge you to ac- cept the awards of life gracefully and gratefully.” Emily V. Pendleton Lucas, Meg Perkins, and band director Jim Weese For the second year in a row a group of seniors received the Presi- dential Citation for Academic Fit- ness, which commends seniors who earned an overall 85 grade average or better, twelve units of credit, and who ranked in the 80th percentile on a na- tional standard achievement test. An exceptionally large group of thirty received this special recognition. Also, seniors Chris Bomar and Lisa Lawley received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. In keeping with tradition, Miss Susie DeMent serves as spokesperson during the presentation of the awards entertain the audience with “The Star- Spangled Banner.” Guest speaker Emily Pendleton Theclass of 1987 Lawley and salutatorians Meg Per- valedictorian Lisa brings back memories of middle school years as she encourages stu- kins and Kara Child proudly display dents to reach their goals Leadership award winners are John Hardin, David Grimes, Kara Child, Lisa Lawley, Cindy Robbins, and Deprecia Moore. These awards were based on the candidate’s lead- ership qualities, character, and aca- demic performance their medallions Outstanding ‘Citi scholarship winners are (sta Cathy Anderson, Kara Child, Meg Perkins, Lisa Lawley, and Staci Hayes; (standing) John Hardin, Randy Johnson, Slade David Gr smith " “Will you be a giver or a taker?”’ Guest speaker Mr. Wade Bates challenged the graduates and Senior class president Slade Blackwell address the audience es the audience with the opening speech Graduating senior Charles DeVinner reflects on the past four years as he examines the list of graduating peers Wrapping It All Up The moment the class of 1987 wait- ed a lifetime to see finally arrived. As they walked down Palmer Hall’s crowded aisles, each graduate reflect- ed on the years of hard work it took to get the diploma. While class presi- dent, Slade Blackwell, and valedicto- rian, Lisa Lawley, gave speeches, the seniors were called upon to think of how far each would go in the future and how much they would accomplish in the “real world”. Some of Lisa’s ideas for her classmates achievements named Eric Bearden as a famous ar- chitect, Becky Teeters as the owner of a large New York art gallery, and Charles Devinner was pictured as the editor of a major newspaper. Following Lisa, Mr. Wade Bates, the program manager at the Comput- er Science Corporation, gave the key- note speech of the evening. His speech, “Our World, Where Do You Fit? Will You Be a Giver or a Tak- er?”, gave the class a chance to evalu- ate their life at presesnt and contem- plate their futures. In a flurry of mixed emotions, the seniors walked across the stage and officially ended their high school ca- reer. They finally received their di- plomas and sang the alma mater one last time. The new graduates were met with congratulations during the reception at the high school from family and friends. Junior class mother Joyce Bice and FHA member Sophelia Moore prepare the refreshments to be served at the post-graduation reception Valedictorian Lisa Lawley proudly ac- cepts her diploma from principal Nor- man Payne Graduation is a special time for seniors and their families. Gracuate John Har- din is accompanied by his niece, Kim- berly A Year Worth Recording The 1987 season was one of great High School Symphonic Band. During the success for the Montevallo spring concert season, 72 band mem- bers traveled to Shades Valley High School District Competition and were rec- They received three ones at ommended to perform at the state level. State competition was held at Samford in April. The MHS Symphonic Band was one of 19 high school bands in the state of Ala- University bama to be awarded a superior rating Also in April, the band played in Symphonic Band director Jim Weese pauses for a moment to greet the audience at the annu- al Ch. tmas concert ‘hn Hardin, Mike Hamilton and Ju- form a trombone trio in Symphonic Band the University of Montevallo Concert Band Contest where they received an They were the Class (¢ overall | win- ners and placed first overall in the contest The 1987 concert music consisted Victory” “Suite Ital- and “March and Procession of “Father of lienne”’, of Bacchus” The band ended its 1987 with a spring concert MHS auditorium included season held in the The performance ‘“Trombrero” featuring a trombone trio of Phillip Greer, John Hardin, and Mike Hamilt by for Trumpet” whicl trumpet player Meg Perkins “Ballet Parisienne” A total of 25 students were award- ed positions in the 1987 Shelby Coun ty All-County Band. Senior Meg Per kins, Sophomore Angie Gerber, and Freshman Jamie Roberts all held first chair positions ‘This year’s band was a pleasure to work with and definitely one of our best bands,” commented band direc tor Jim Weese [ rE | { | | a i ee a 8 Snes ° Ms. ot os wf we 4: i UE eee ame EA Balk BGEAG 220 °3 ZRERRORAR aS os eee ee ere ; eee

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