Morenci High School - Copper Cat Yearbook (Morenci, AZ)
- Class of 1968
Page 1 of 144
Pages 6 - 7
Pages 10 - 11
Pages 14 - 15
Pages 8 - 9
Pages 12 - 13
Pages 16 - 17
Text from Pages 1 - 144 of the 1968 volume:
NSPPX ecf 2 9 1968
A , Nationai lation
J ,.-, - , My
- S t , .
Pvst Qffigemeef reg4
' AdV5'e-fi fof' fn 'Ons Q
raffffy., nb' 'Hay be
18 Jcurnfdism 2"i,.fgf!Sf?Q
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minn. 55453
Miss Marjorie Johnson
Ki. Q 'ag
I k V.
ww' ,, f ,-
gg-. ' f. fa r
Eff i. H ,hifi-isfhi
Morenci High School
I , ,.
To Our Men in Uniform:
We dedicate this book to all who, in the service of
our country, are following our flag around the world
in the hope that the peoples who have asked our help
may eventually have the freedoms that all humans are
born to share.
While our Wildcats have been evading guards in
sports contests, you have been dddging sniper fire.
While we have been doing homework, you have shared
a candy bar with a war orphan and risked your life to
bring medical aid to wounded comrades and injured
It means much to us that you and others, whom
we may never know, are giving years and lives in the
hope that the peoples of the world may eventually live
in peace and harmony.
We are proud of you . . . of the job you are doing and
proud to be Americans. We send you our thanks, our
blessings, and our prayers.
The Copper Cat Staff
. . . thrilling to the color guard and flag raising on Wildcat Field
. . . backing the team whether they win, lose, or tie
. . . finishing the last homework at midnight, after a date
. . . turning out at 7:30 A.lVl. for marching practice
. . . the thrill of hitting a homerun when the bases are loaded
. . . working Saturdays on the Copper Cat
. . . cheerfully obeying Mom when you'd rather not
. . . trying to smile when you're grounded
. . . following rules even though you don't quite agree
. . . admitting you're wrong when you are
. . . hopefully training for the team when you're 5 ft. tall and 100 lbs.
. . . wiping away the tears you swore you WOULD NOT shed at commencement
. . . . congratulating the winner when you lose
. . . . . taking an interest in state and national affairs even though you can't vote
. . . being able to love, defend, and support your country
. . . love for our fellow Americans who defend our country with their voices and lives
. . . above all,
. . . loyalty-to oneis nation, state, and to
Our School 26
Our Friends 56
Uur Organizations 92
Our Wildcats 112
Our Community 132
xl' 'I 4 A ,,
,,,..- .1 g--si I
.t,L,,,,Wg , bg,f,,,g.g1j.f if , A ".x,r'fifww LA
K ,..fh1' A ' ' K iff
NOVICE UPPERCLASSMEN, above, check schedules, '
register, pick up hand books, at pre-school registra- o
tion. Right top: HUNGRY MEMBERS rnunch, listen ,LL', it
. .4 -1.,,N .. ,, K, 1
to s eeches at noon Debatin Societ rneetin s. Ri ht: '--1' V ?
P H Y g g
LONELY STRIKE SCENE --------- pickets close road. L , fir-wiff
-f '7ifwgrQw1i2wg,:'- bg Q
THE SPIRIT OF 1967 as displayed by band members loading drums for Willcox trip
SCHOOL BEGINS WITH
Strike Worry cloud,
dance, class voting
Students began this year
with more than their usual quota of worries.
The Steelworkers strike had closed
Phelps Dodge operation the middle of July
and no settlement was in sight.
With help from company credit, union
allowances for lunchroom
tokens and books, most students began school
with the necessary
books and supplies. Following
registration, life was readjusted to the
sound of alarm clocks and
school bells. The first weekend
found freshmen struggling up
the mountain to whitewash the "M" and
new students with a dance. ln rapid
succession came meeting new teachers and the
taking of individual and senior pictures.
Excitement bubbled as our school sweaters
came out of moth balls for the first
home football game.
All too soon came mid time of the first grading
period. Some students were proud while
others resolved to work harder next time.
LAZ Y SA TURDA YS, above, found football fans adding
spirit to I V. games. Right top: LOST IN TODA Y'S
music, Craig Wood go go's at the Sophomore Dance.
Right: AFTERBUILDING tourat CountyStudent Cou-
ncil Dinner, guest guide, Lynda Vanaman, serves salad.
DEADLINE time caused Copper Cat staffmembers to work
overtime on Saturdays. Bottom: WORLDSERIESFEVER,
sympton: eyes glued to T. V. set, as shown by baseball fans.
Almost before we were aware of it,
October flew in with falling leaves and
chilly evenings, and hardly-acquired suntans
faded with the sun's warm heat.
Student and faculty
enjoyed the World Series on study hall
television. Excitement was high as Saint Louis
took the first game.
Juniors signed for the PSAT test and senior girls
packed and repacked clothes
to take to Senior Day in Tucson.
October was also the month for initiating
new club members.
A seven week first grading period
gave beginning linguists and typists time to gain
more skill before report cards.
As always some were happy and some resolved
to work harder. Then came Halloween.
Some of us embarked
on trick-or-treating and the girls
attended the All Girl Costume Party.
First report cards,
PRACTICED ROUTINES by J. V. pepsters excite the
crowd and players. left: FEAT OF strength exhibit-
ed by muscleman as he lws Gary Cooper with teeth.
33115 f' , V MW. V:-mf
f gf" K
I QR! gl I A :.'! Ext -.
, - f e
e A 3
'iv A ,A gii 4
'- we-ww "
PRE-SCHOOL rally by band members
sets a mood of high spirits before game, left.
PUNCH AND JUDY? No, just Judy Come-
gys, friend ready for All-Girl Party, above.
activity pix, Senior Day
VVELCOIUE PAUSE for I'fffi'!?SllfflCIlf.' Varsily players take time ou! from U gmne lo reg'ain ellergiv.
M OS T improved player, S. Trent, accepts trophy at banq uet.
November, the month of holidays,
arrived and with it came
The American Education Week and Open House,
giving parents an opportunity
to discuss students' grades. Copper Cat staff
members made their final subscription
campaign. Piggy banks and Dads' wallets
suffered with demands for flowers,
as sons and daughters made dates for the
Girls, League formal.
Seniors were found changing stage sets
and make-up for their class play,
"Boys and Ghouls Togetherw.
Hearts saddened by the Vietnam deaths of
Stanley King and Robert Draper,
were comforted when the American Legion
established an Athletic Cup
in their honor. Gary Jones was
the first recipient of the award that was presented
at the annual Football Dinner.
Parents at Open House, students decorating
KING, B. Murillo, is crowned byM. Ontivcros.
SURROUNDED BY HER COURT ofattendants, Sports Queen, Yolanda Benavidez is crowned at the Clmon game.
gym for fall formal
of ,, ,
DR UMSTICKS FORfootballstars!R. Reed enjoys dinnerat
annual awards banquet. Left: FUTURE TEACHERS TAPE
group prepares recording to former student, Uschi Lego.
MISCHIEVOUS BASKETBALL PLAYERS surprise CoachMQrgan with snowballs aper the mighty December storm
MORENCI sNowBouND AS
Storm cancels plans
of Christmas season
December brought the shift from football
helmets to basketball suits and the victory of
our opening game with Duncan.
We did last minute shopping for family
and friends as music groups practiced extra
hours for the Christmas program.
After school on the fourteenth, Student Council
members decorated the hall tree,
but the student body never saw it. By morning
the snow was a cold two feet high
and a holiday was announced. All weekend
it snowed and Monday found school
dismissed for a long vacation with games and
Almost cancelled too, was Miss Alvillarfs
wedding, but a determined groom,
David lvan, finally dug through the drifts and the
wedding was only five hours late. STUDENT Council trims tree.
MOVED BY THE holikiay season, Mr. Lara, thespanish teacher, decorates bulletin board.
HUSTLING cats Ruben Cervantez, Mike Hendrixfoil Ter-
ry Anderson's, Fort Thomas, shot at holiday tournaments.
THE MAGIC OF the laser beam is discussed and dis-
played by Bell Telephone representative, Mr. Wright.
NEW YEAR FINDS
Teachers with snow
As '67 departed and '68 arrived, many found
themselves breaking resolutions.
School began as we picked up threads broken
by our combined snow and Christmas
classmates auditioned for the annual
Dramatics Club assembly as
the basketball squad triumphantly returned with
a trophy from the EAC tournament.
Snatching extra hours to study for semester
tests, seniors realized that their last
year was already half gone.
Teachers encountered a tidal wave of tests,
papers, and report cards.
Former driver's training students,
transferring into PE. suddenly acquired sore
muscles, while those switching
to study hall had time to hunt books
and do reports.
PROUD WILDCATCAGERS ACCEPT the secondplacetrophyfrom Mr. Wayne McGrath, EAC Athletic Director.
of papers after students take semester tests
SN OWMAN building is enjoyed by all as shown by towns-
people during Snow holiday. Right: RIP VAN WINKLEII!
Glenn Sallis, after busy night, catches up on beauty sleep.
-.... . .W,. R NMQNRLNX M ,V ,
. 'f ' 'W-. 3-
' awww,-., , ff my
' 1 , . egg
R. A f
"I'LL CALL YOU Bill Qfyou want me to, Billy," says
D. Perez during annual play. Right, WHEEL CHAIR
basketball is demonstrated by ,laclf Chase al assembly,
NKARL, KARL!" screams Ma ma, Patti F orsythe, as her da ughler,
Barbara Hoffman, tries once again to convinceherthat ller hus-
band is dead, Right, MWHA T COLOR SHOULD Icl1o0se?"Jamcs
Edd Hughs wonders as salesman measures himfor his class ring.
Drama Club plays,
EAC Music Festival
The anticipation of desert flowers helped
Arizonans tolerate the worst
winter of the century. Clockwatching
temporarily replaced girlwatching as track and
baseball superseded basketball.
The second week in February was exciting
for all upperclassmen--thrilled
juniors ordered their
class rings, and solemn seniors, who were
measured for caps and gowns, and
ordered their announcements, suddenly
realized high school was
almost over. Weeks of work, time,
and determination paid off
when the Drama Club presented two successful
plays. Patti Forsythe earned
special recognition for an outstanding
performance in "The World Withm.',
Three year school veterans auditioned for
their class play and later
took the National Merit Test, hoping for a
scholarship. Dolores Alvillar
represented Morenci High School in the
district oratorical contest.
WITH A LOOK OF q uiet anticipation for that special night,
graduation, ,lim Bradford is measu red for his cap and gown.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE A fouryear old takinggcometry?
Bruce Patton, born on leap day, studies geometric figures.
i aaia S i l .
SECOND childhood? No, just a studentvisitor. A MAD RUSH toward buses bvgins ajier the frm! bell.
Track and baseball seasons, N HS initiation,
SOLD TO THE HIGHEST bidder! C, While buys B. Bruce. if
Spring came and with it an epidemic of the
most teacher dreaded disease .... Spring Fever.
Among yearbook staff members,
tension bubbled as the Copper Cat deadline came
and sighs of relief breathed
when the final pages were mailed.
Tracksters could be found running up and
down hills and round and round the football field,
while sackers practiced at the diamond.
Students attended Career Night hoping for help
and information for post high school plans.
The scent of sulfur smoke was welcomed on
lVlarch 19 as the strike was ended and Phelps
Dodge resumed operation.
Extra cash was earned to buy helpers at the
annual Slave Auction in support of
next year's AFS program.
Three years of hard work paid off as six students
were initiated into National Honor Society.
Planning, sewing, and modeling practice staged
a fine fashion show at the Spring Open House.
Welcoming Easter vacation,
many students caught up on sleep lost earlier.
CAREER NIGHT PROGRAMS ARE designed bylohn
Peshlalcai. Bottom, SPEAKING AT Career Night i
Tom Hassey representing the U of A Placement Office.
annual slave auction
THE A WARD ofmany hours ofstudypays of as Susan Tanner
pins initiate ofNational Honor Society, Gary Cooper. Left, SOME
CON CEN TRA TE while others sleep duringfifih hourstucly hall.
CHRISTMAS TREE IS decorated by Student Council.
MAKING SMALL TALK with the Girls'League spon-
sor, Mrs. Noralea Gale, are Andy and Glenn Wood.
Andy, student from
Annop Pongwat, lVlorenci's second foreign
exchange student, arrived in Arizona
from Lampoon Province, Thailand,
early in August.
He was met by his American parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hoffman,
daughter, Barbara, and son, Eddie.
Annop, quickly nicknamed Andy
by local students, is quiet but quick to make
Hiends. When school began
he enrolled in English, social science courses,
and typing. Andy was an active
participant in Student Council and
a regular attendant of school activities.
During second semester Andy spoke
before several community organizations
about his home country.
The end of the year brought mixed emotions
to Andy--he regretted leaving
America, but happily anticipated reunion
with family and friends.
2 37 ' , , K
if 1 in s
HELPING WILDCAT MASCOT keep up team morale. HAVING nimble fngers, Andy easily mastered keyboard
UP, UP AND AWAY! Foreign exchange student is caught in physical education class enjoying acrobatics on bars.
by ykzy, K L ,.
Selected to reign at
year's social events
Beautiful girls highlighted the half-time per-
formance at the Morenci versus Clifton football
game, as the queen and her attendants began their
royal reign. Receiving a helmet, football, and
bouquet of mums from the l.ettermen's Club, Yo-
landa Benavidez became the second Sports Queen.
As the seasons changed, "Winter Wonderlandv
was chosen as the theme of the Girls' League For-
mal. Red and white streamers, snowmen, Christ-
mas trees and a sleigh, transformed the gym in-
to a frosty scene. Girl's league King Ben Mur-
illo led the Grand March followed by his attend-
ants, Robert Reed, Bobby Vigil, and Steve Harris.
Following the Senior Banquet, upperclassmen
and their dates attended the annual Junior Prom,
Where LaDeU Parkhill and Steve Benavidez were SPORTS QUEEN attendants chosen from the under classes
crowned the Queen and King for the year of 1968. are Kathleen Scheier Brenda Cockerham and Janet Fox
Benjamin Murillo Yolanda Benavidez
Girls ' League King Spllrfs UCCTI
NOMINATRD ROYALTY who attended the .lunior Prom King and Queen arc: Jacque White, Gary
Cooper,Suzy Tys0e,.Iames Edd Hughs,Vichelle FiHlOIl,W8SlCy Begay,Cecilia l1ujan,Chan Farrington.
Junior Prom Queen
Junior Prom King
WWW ' ""- - -
May drifted in on a spring breeze and with it
came the realization that the school
year was nearly over:
Outstanding young journalists were initiated into
Quill and Scroll at the annual dinner.
Thrills of prom planning included rushing to
beauty shop appointments as
juniors, seniors, and their dates prepared
for a memorable night. The Copper
Cat advisor and staff could be
found haunting the office seeking word of the
yearbooks' arrival, as caps, gowns,
and announcements were
distributed. The last week brought final exams
and the distribution of yearbooks by
a proud staff. Seniors cleaned and closed
their lockers for the last time and
tired to hide joyous tears that
suddenly became sad.
Then it came ...... ........ g raduation,
and seniors received the handsome
parchmehts indicating the completion of
NEW COPPER Cats bringhappy memories ofthe pastycar. twelve YCHTS of School-
LAST SCHOOL MONTH
Brings prom, honors assembly, graduation
HARD-EARNED LETTERS AND TROPHIES are presented to athletes during the annual sports awards assembly.
LOYALTY TO OUR SCHOOL
The Board of Education of the Morenci School
District is faced with numerous problems, inclu-
ding making adjustments in curriculum and policy,
recruiting personnel, needs for new building, and
funds to operate the school system. Because of
the shortage of teachers, especially in the ele-
mentary fields, Mr. Davidson had interviewed
graduates from state universities and many col-
leges in southern states in order to find qualified
and desirable personnel for all the local schools.
The strike affecting local economy inadvertently
brought about the postponements of plans for a
new elementary school building. The primary
strike problem was the unstable population and
the inability of the school administration to pre-
dict the enrollment for the 1968-69 school year.
Mr. Davidson received his B.S. degree from
Daniel Baker College and his M.A. degree from
Sul Ross State. He is a member of many organi-
zations including the First Presbyterian Church,
Rotary Club, Phi Delta Kappa, ASA, and AASA.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Mr. P. H. Davidson
Superintendent of Schools
Hires school personnel, determines budget
Mr. Claude C. Tuell Mr. .lohn Cuthbertson Mr. A. L. Alexander
Member Clerk President
Mr. L. P. Lemons
High School Principal
Schedules all classes,
Beginning his second year as high school p1:in-
cipal, Mr. Paul Lemons began with eicperienced
assurance. Between phone calls he handles fac-
ulty questions and students' many problems, plans
for sports and extra curricular events, and some-
times finds time to visit classes. In addition to
his administrative duties, Mr. Lemons co-spon-
sors student council and participates in the Clifton-
Morenci Rotary Club. He also enjoys hunting,
golf, and watching various school athletic events.
Mr. Lemons received his Bachelor of Arts and
Masters degrees from Arizona State University.
A new addition to the Morenci High faculty was
Mr. Roy Claridge, assistant principal. Mr. Clar-
idge received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and
Education from the Brigham Young University in
1959. ln 1964 he received his Masters degree in
Education from the University of Arizona. His
favorite hobbies include photography and hunting.
Last summer he worked as data processer and
an economic analyist at the University of Arizona.
SPEAKING at a faculty meeting is Paul Lemons.
Mr. Roy Claridge
C. L. "Doc" Richards
ROBERTA TROXELL--B.A., Bethel Col
lege, M.A., U ol A7 high school lb
RUTH SHAW--B.S., Polerson Sicle College,
M.A., Columbia University, Guidance coun
selor, Co-sponsor Pep Club, Career Night.
g ym. ,eo y
Help students, give
advice on problems
One of Morenci's unique advantages is that the
teachers have an unusually wide educationalback-
ground and experience. The eleven new faculty
members have eighteen degrees from nine differ-
ent colleges and universities scattered across the
United States. The newcomers are: Mr. Lara,
Miss Comegys, Mr. Goodner, Mr. Morgan, Mr.
Caddell, Mrs. Allen, and Mr. Wheeler. Mrs.
Galusky and Mr. Boling came to the eighth grade
from other local schools. ln the vocal music de-
partment Mrs. Mueller taught the first semes-
ter and Mrs. Kreus, the second half of the year.
Besides classroom instruction teachers spon-
sor activities and sports, and find time to help
pupils with both scholastic and personal problems.
CA UGHT DURING A LULL between book sales, Mrs.
Ruth Clemmcr posesfor the Copper Cat photographer.
"YOU NEED A LITTLE MORE green under the gills!" Mrs. Arnold prepares Kenneth Lucio for Senior Play.
BEA UTIF UL GIRLS AND BEA UTIF UL decorations! Faculty and spouses attend the annual Girls ' League Formal.
4 f QQ, x
B oo kkeeper
Ruth Clemmer Ethel Beck
Secretary Secretary to
Princn1al's Ojfice Superintendent
JOINING THE fun, young Vincent and Cecily Lem- Roland Olney Juanita Alexander
ons heb in hosting Student Council ChristmasParty. Attendance Ojfcer School Nurse
ROBERT COFFEY--B.A.. from the Univer- 5 if 35
sity of Miami: Art I and ll, Meehan l
Drawing: Co-sponsor ol the Junior Class.
WORKING WITH THE potters wheel is Gary McDaniel.
SURROUNDED by easels and paintings, R. Quintero
observes own creation. Left: USING stick to produce'
P,-imagive dggigns, E. Casias completes his project.
Study history, basic
Emphasis on history was the key for students
enrolled in art classes. Much class time was
spent viewing pictures and slides on the projec-
tors. Studying all phases of art from ancient man
to the present enriched the students' knowledge.
During the course of the year the students tried
their skill on sculpture and ceramics, increasing
their perspective ability. Beginning with the pri-
mary colors, the artisans worked their way up
through blending and mixing to create an infinite
number of colors and shades. Putting this know-
ledge to use they proceeded into portrait painting.
At the end of the year the results of the students'
efforts were put on display at Open House and at
the Greenlee County Fair. They brought many
complimentary remarks from the visiting public.
HUME ECONOMICS STUDENTS
Learn to sew, cook
for future families
The understanding of fabric nap and grain, cor-
rect pattern fitting and finishing details were im-
portant items to be learned before the girls cut
out their dresses. Finally the creations for the
Spring Fashion Show were completed with hems
and hand work. A variety of materials and colors
ranging from psychedelic prints to soft pastels
were used to make date dresses, sports clothes,
and formals. Tantalizing aromas drifted through
the halls whenever the amateur homemakers be-
gan to cook, and all boys who could manage hall
passes drifted past kitchen doors. The classes
also stressed nutrition, child development, fam-
ily relations, money management, good groom-
ing. Films, records, reports, and group discus-
sions also added student interest in the two begin-
ning and two advanced home economics courses.
NINA WEISLING--B.S., ASU, M.A.. Wes
nomics I, llg Co-sponsor Girls' League
FITTING a dress pattern are Norma Gaxiola, Estela Loya.
TACOS, TAMALES, and other Spanish foods were served to faculty guests by home economics student, I Alcorn
1 N Mexico Universityg Home Eco-
Gain skill in shorthand, business machines
The tapping sound of many typewriters accom-
' panied by catchy music was heard through the up-
per hall as typists warmed up for timed writings
and the class assignments. Charts were posted
to keep students up-to-date on their progress in
speed and accuracy. ln advanced typing, office
machines were emphasized, as class members
became acquainted with calculators, ten-key ad-
ding machines and with the electric typewriters.
After they learned the new alphabet, future se-
cretaries gained speed in taking dictation in short-
hand, while future businessmen mastered the ba-
sic fundamentals of the keeping of records in book-
keeping class. The general business and consumer
economics courses put emphasis on the usage
of many public, personal, and banking services.
1 , V V - S Apwtt SPEED AND A CC URA C Yare important facto rs in tah-
tsi, 'iit" S ing timed writings learns shorthand student, P. Rice.
ONLY HIS hairdresser knows for sure! Oscar Arguellezfits brother Joe's wig in General Business demonstration.
LEARNING TO operate the ten-key adding machine,
Jacque Martin takes instructions from Debbie Grady.
MARJORIE JOHNSON--B.S., Ball State,
M.S,, U ol Ap Typing land ll: Sponsor ol
the Copper Cat, Quill and Scroll Societyg
Chairman Business Education Department.
ROY FAULKNER--B.S., Ashland College:
Bookkeeping, Business Economics: Copper
Cat Bookkeeper, Co-sponsor Junior Class.
ERMINDA IVAN-B.A., Arizona State Uni-
versity, Gen. Business, Typing I, Shorthand:
Co-sponsor Copper Cut, Sophomore Class.
HAPPY TO FIND FINGERS knowing the keyboard, beginning lvypists work for faster speeds and more accuracy.
TRUMAN vvlulAMsoN..B.s. west "'
5 og Y
. . D .
Learn rules of safe
driving on highways
Teaching young drivers how to operate vehicles
safely and efficiently is the goal of Drivers' Edu-
cation classes. Students who had never driven be-
fore are given a chance to do so under a trained
instructor. Mistakes were common as novice dri-
vers got the first feel of operating the school car.
Visual aids used included films, depth percep-
tion tests and specially prepared models, which
helped accustom students to the rigors of modern
freeway driving. Mistakes were common as the
students gained experience. The bewildered girls
were taught the working of the engines powering
today's automobiles. Specially prepared reports
were given throughout the year to answer one an-
other's questions in nontextbook areas. The young
motorists, having gained experience, were sud-
denly caught in wild race to switch their classes.
When their one semester course came to a close,
they searched out new adventures and experiences.
BEING TESTEDfor peripheral vision is Vl Montoya.
CON CEN TRA TI ON was important dur-
. .... stv. W e
ing tests as shown by Bernabe Morales. DEPTH PER CEPTI ON TESTS intrigued students who waited for turns.
. .s E ' 5 E
gg ,M W ? ,Q W,
,A A Ne' y gg ,y gh
.ffl:fE"ffE-'Q E f:: .' i f V -31. A5915 L"' L-'L ff,
l ,fi is ga,
215 C515 2
, W, , Wx E
THE CAVALCADE, read here by S. Brooks and A. Chacon, covers from Ellkabelhan English to modern poetry.
Teaches fundamentals of Writing, grammar
JUUA ESTES--A.B., from Harding Col-
legep Praclical English ll and College En-
VERNON SCHULTZ--B.A., Norfh Central
College, MA., U ol Ag College and Practi-
cal English lp Co-sponsor Drumolics Club.
CATCHING UP ON HIS VOCABULARY list, Mike
Arago n uses library reference material during study hal l.
vw : we M,
kg E-as A .. W M K .3
K Surg. haw- W .. , M.
3 1 S t 1 t 1
Vx- Q if i
'S if 1
EXTENDING INTO AFTER SCHOOL hours, a seventh periodEnglish class is conducted by Mr. Vernon Schultz,
EDGAR P. DAVIDSON--B.E., B.A., Mary
Harding Baylor, M.A,, Sul Ross Staley Jr.
High Reading: Sponsor Eighth Grade News.
FRANCES 'GALUSKY--B.S., M.S., West
Virginia Universilyg Eighth Grade Englishp
Co-sponsor ol the Wildkilten newspaper.
BETTE VOTE--A.B., Colorado State Col-
lege: Freshman, Sophomore English: Co-
sponsor Debating Society, Dromatics Clubg
Director of both Junior and Senior Plays.
t sl 1 -
t f l 3
S, ,. A ,-
lQt5L?'J,f jim , - Z
egggrgf. - w
Write book reports,
read drama, poetr
Four years of English is required of all stud-
ents in order to master grammar and composi-
tion, and to acquire an appreciation of literature.
Each year six books must be read by all pupils.
Notebooks are continued through all four years in
order to give continuity to the English courses.
Supplementing textbooks and discussions were
interesting films and records used for emphasis.
Correct writing is stressed in all courses be-
cause communication skills are essential in every
occupation. Vocabulary building is also stressed.
Films narrated by Professor Peterson, nation-
ally known writing teacher, were shown to junior
classes while studying techniques of comp.osition.
In the freshman section, listening training was
taught by tape recording and spelling was assis-
ted with the overhead projector. Freshmen also
THE LIBRAR Y BECOMES A verypopularplace as the
students look for books for the next six week 's report.
made and exchanged tapes with many schools in
different parts of the United States as well as New
Zealand, Australia, The Republic of South Africa.
Senior students were urged to subscribe to alit-
erary magazine, "Cavalcade',, where they found
modern drama, short stories, essays and poe-
try to help supplement the textbook illustrations.
LISA ALLEN--B.S., and M.A., West Vir-
ginia Universityg Junior and Senior Practi-
cal Englishy Co-sponsor ol the Junior Class,
HELEN T. ARNOLD--B.A., Butler Univer-
sity: M,A., Columbia University: English
lVg Co-sponsor Senior Class, National Ho-
nor Societyg Chairman English Department.
GEORGE HEARN--B.A,, Arizona State
Universityg Eighth Grade English andMath7
Co-sponsor Junior High Student Council.
,, at fi? I
FICTION or biography? Ellen Myers checks outa book.
Awards dictionaries to outstanding students
To fluently read, speak, and write another lan-
guage was the chief aim of the Foreign Language
Department. ln accomplishing this goal, tapes
RALPH P- "ARA"B'A" Mi" U""'e'5"Y were used to help students acquire an accent as
they listened to native French speakers. Using
Spanish Club, and spanish Honor s ty
their acquired accents, students gave dialogues
and practiced writing by exchanging letters with
foreign pen pals. The musical sounds of Madrid,
Paris, and Mexico City were brought to the class-
room by records. Assigned translations trained
classmen in sentence structure and conjugation.
SEEPHEN CLINE--B.S,, ASUp French I, il, Mr. Cline, the French teacher, kept a top ten
Sponge' of F'e"cl' Club' S""l'o"""e Goss' of the most outstanding students. An award was
given at the end of the year to the best French II
student while the top bilingual and monolingual pu-
pils in Spanish ll classes also received awards.
BONJOUR! French I students, R. Roman, N. Armqo, C. Conway, and P. Chavez read a language conversation.
WORKING TOGETHER, David Snodgrass, Ruben Lara, Larry Serna translate a story for second year Spanish
STUDY OF MATHEMATICS
Intrigues students as they gain fundamentals
EDWARD J. PFEIFER--B.S., M.E., SI. Thom-
as College, General Math ll, Algebra
I, Plane Geamelryp Co-sponsor F.T.A.,
the Freshman Classy Math Dept. Chairman.
DWAYNE WILLARD--B.A., from Univer-
sity ol Arizona, Algebra l, General Science,
and Plane Geometry, Co-sponsor ol Pep
Club and LeIterman's Club, Track Coach.
Mathematics is needed in all fields and all stu-
dents study it for at least one year. It requires
exact working, since almost right is always wrong.
Six classes are offered to students. They in-
clude: Algebra l, ll, Plane Geometry, Beginning
and Advanced General Math, Advanced Math.
Geometry develops sound ideas without the us-
age of description, measurement, or observation
and involves geometric terms, fundamental state-
ments and definitions. ln Advanced Math stu-
dents must understand real and complex numbers,
vectors, and polynomials, whereas Algebra helps
minds to reason logically. Students review their
knowledge of basic fundarnentalsinGeneral Math.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but in
Math an equation is worth a thousand pictures.
'HOW WOULD Iflnd the lateral area of these?" wonders Duane Sexton as he gazes at various geometric marvels.
"LET'S WORK A real problem this time," comments Louis Garcia to Lynda Ham as they demonstrate slide rule.
GEOMETR Y students prove two triangles congruent.
. ,y t in
LARRY GOODNER-B.S., from Grand
Canyon Collegeg General and Advanced
Mathematics: Algebra llg Co-sponsor ot
the Freshman Class and the Copper Cut.
TONY BOLING--B.A., M.A., from
ASU: Eighth Grade Science and Math.
KING TUT'S PYRAMID? No,justthejuniorhighgirlsposingfor the photographer during physical education class.
Stresses fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship
NORALEA GALE--B.A., Arizona Slate U
versilyg High School Girls P. E.g Spon
of J. V. and Varsity Cheerleadersp Coas
sor ol the Girls' League and Junior Class.
JUDY COMEGYS--B.S., U. ol Okluhomap
Eighth and Ninth Grade Girls P.E.p Sp
sor Jr. High Cheerleaders, Girls' Tenni
at A JA
Parallel bars, added this year, were the cause
of sore muscles, and much enthusiasm among the
students in physical education. Fifty bar-dips
was the announced goal, but it was reported that
classes had only attained fifteen or better. Com-
petition always adds zest to sports, so intramu-
ral tournaments were held for many of the Sports.
National Fitness tests showed evidence that the
summer had left many of the boys "out of shapew.
The sports the youths played were football, bas-
ketball, volleyball, softball, soccer and wrestling.
The rhythmic sound of hand to rubber could be
heard as girls participated in fast action volley-
ball games. They soon realized that the summer
had left them stiff and uncoordinated butproblems
were forgotten as they joined in hard basketball
and speedball games. Dancing was a new activi-
ty this year. Modern, folk, and square dances
were taught. The eighth grade girls participated
in touch football, jump rope routine, and squad
leaders. The track meet was held in the spring.
WORKING OUT ONPARALLEL bars are Sandy Bris-
Coe, Barbara Cisneros, and below, Chan Farrington.
3 VERNON FRIEDLI-B.S., M.E., Univer-
Co-sponsor of LeNerman's Club, and Sen-
ior Classp Chairman of P.E, Deparlmenf.
.K A CARL WHEELER--B.S., U of Arizona, M.A.
Q is NAU: Eighih and Ninih Grade Boys' P.E.
A Sponsor of 71h and Bfh Grade Baskeiball
UNE LAST TRY!
S. Legge struggles
on final chin-up.
siiy of Arizona, High School Boys P.E.
OBTAINING METHANE are K. Pclusi and M. Swiclc.
NATURAL SCIENCE CLASSES
WEIGHING sodium acetate in chemistry is C. Dockins.
Experiment with seen, microscopic worlds
Q ti? .
ELLEN Z. VANDERVORT--A.B., Nebraska . is "
Stale College, and M. Sc., University ol Ne- , 4, . 1
braskag Biology, Adviser of the Wildcat, Co- A mls
sponsor Student Council and the Senior Class. K,
Josem-i GALUSKY--B.S,, M.A., M.S., wesi ii'
Virginia University, Chemistry, Physics, and i . "
General Science: Co-sponsor of National Hon- A H 7
or Society, Chairman of Science Department. j
:,,iI'7 K, , 1 ' 1,
KENNETH B. SEAMANS--B,A., University ol 'i
Tulsa, and M.S., Oklahoma State University,
Eighth Grade Science-Health and His9ory-Civ-
ics: Co-sponsor ol Junior High Honor Society.
Vi' ' K ,. jf
The Natural Science Department deals primari-
ly with understanding the physical world. This
year, a new model of the human ear was used in
biology classes to acquaint the students with its
intricate structure and function. Among other de-
vices used were films, slides, newspaper clip-
ings, and special reports given by the students.
Radioisotopes and their uses for mankind were
studied by enthusiastic chemistry students. Ex-
periments with radioactive uptake by plants and an-
imals produced photographs of radio autographs
as students measured the radioactivity with Gei-
ger counters and Slacer rate meters. Other spe-
cial projects done by the students were molecu-
lar models, drawings of atomic structures, ex-
periments, and a terrarium for two land turtles.
An outside speaker, Mr. Wright, from Bell Tel-
ephone Company demonstrated the laser beam
and told of its future uses in science, industry,
communications, medicine and security purposes.
TWO LONELYtfigures. top, watch pre-l1olidaNvsr1o1L'.
VACUOLE graph Sparks GS S. TUHHCT bFCOkS current. SENIORS measure the radiof1r'liL'e decoy in thorium.
EXPRESSING dqferent looks, Becky
Duran, Tommy Anaya, KathyMeek,
DeAnne Baxter gaze at frog heart.
ODELI. HENDERSON--B.A., Grand Can-
yon College, M. Ed., University ol Arizo- ,
na: Eighth Grade History and Civics: Co-
sponsor ol the Junior High Honor Society.
HARRY H. REEVES--B.S., Hays Kansas Stale
College: American Problems and Ge-
ography: Co-sponsor of Sophomore Class.
MARION MORGAN--B.S., from Oklahoma
Southeastern State College: U.S. History:
Coaches J. V. Football and Varsity Basket-
bull and Co-sponsor ol the Freshman Class.
REFERENCE hunting, R. Rodriqucs uses cord catalogue.
'WHY DO TEACHERS have to make such hard tests ?',
STUDY or socmt SCIENCE
Helps to understand
Social science courses prepare todayis youth to
be tomorrow's citizens by giving them an insight
into the world situation and by studying past and l
present dilemmas. Our future depends on an ed-
ucated population. Responsibilities of citizenship
were emphasized in the study of both state and fed-
eral constitutions. ln American Problems con-
troversial issues were analyzed through weekly
and oral reports and current events were discuss-
ed. Thought provoking debates and stimulating
group discussions gave students an opportunity
to recognize dilierent opinions and views. Geo-
graphy gave the students a better understanding
of other nations and their customs. The depart-
ment offers American Problems, United States
llistory, civics, World History, and geography.
NEIL ZOELLER-B.S., Simpson College,
M.E., University ol Missouri: World His-
tory and American Problems: Co-sponsor
of Debating Society, and the Senior Class:
Chairman ol fhe Social Science Department.
wonder US. History Students as they take their exam.
i U, S , HISTOR Y INthe making as surveyed by Gabby Rodriguez.
social science reference work
with help from the library.
KENNETH A. SCHEIER--B.S., from Nor- lhern Arizona University: Wooclshop, and gg A if
Metulshop: Co-sponsor of the Senior Class.
DRAWING his plans and considering expenses for his
next project is beginning woodshop student, Louis Paz.
tress safety in use
of power machinery
The whir of the drill, the whine ofthe saw and
the hum of the latheg these and other sounds at-
tracted many students to the Industrial Arts De-
partment. There, they learned the basic ftmda-
mentals of carpentry, engineering, and architec-
ture, as applied to the use of wood and metal. ln
woodshop classes, knowing the types of woods,
names and uses of hand tools and machines was
stressed. Many useful articles were constructed.
Safety was stressed as pupils were introduced
to new tools acquired this year, including: por-
table belt sander and two knife and tool grinders.
Precision was taught in mechanical drawing.
Actual blue prints and floor plans were studied as
the course tested future engineers in accuracy.
ROAK, pine, or maple, which will be bestfor my pro-
ject?" wonder R. Navarette and ufellow classmate.
iv ,, L,
This year brought a number of changes in the
music department. The return of Mr. Tom Brac-
uer after a ten year absence was welcomed by old
rHoMAs G. aRAEuER..B.M., Butler una-
versity, M.A., Columbia University: High
friends and new students. A Morenci graduate,
Mrs. Krues, the former .loan Tibbits, took the
position of vocal music director left vacated by
the resignation of Mrs. Ernestine Mueller. Mr.
Bill Caddell temporarily took charge of the instru-
mental music when Mr. Braeuer was hospitalized
and out of school during January and February.
ln February last minute preparations were made
BILL F. CADDELL-B.A., U of Ag Assistant
Band Director, Elementary Instrumen , .
,ai Music l,,,,,,,do,, gays' Tennis Coach was chosen for the Spring Festival at Thatcher.
In both diligent work paid off for local entrants.
for small group competition at EAC and music
Classes ended with performances by vocal groups
at Baccalaureate and eighth grade commencement.
Attend festivals, perform for organizations
SECOND SEMESTER vocal music teacher, Mrs. Krues, directs Concert Choir as they practice for EAC festival.
CRASH.' BANG.l BOOM.l Drummers provide the
"bin beat" or
pep assemblies and home basketball games.
OFFICE IIELPERS are: P. Rice, Mrs. Ruth Clemmer, l.. Seballos, J. Flores, C. Lunsford, and C. Russell
STUDENT LIBRARIANS who devote many study hall hours for clerical work are: Front row: D. Perez, D. Loy,
R. Lozano, L. Parkhill, M. Lozano, D. Hanna, R. Roman, J. Weisling, and C. Sorrell. 2nd: I. Martinez, M.
Munoz, N. Balderrama, C. llogner, M. Ontiveros, B. Trujillo, M. Perez, K. Meek, A. Moran, and ,l. llair.
3rd: B. McBride, C. Nabor, O. Hernandez, T. Montoya, M. Fierro, .l. Richardson, E. Alvarez, C. Rios, V.
Diaz, W. llogner, and C. Subia. 4th: l. Moreno, M. Tomlin, J. Caxiola, ,l. Castaneda, C. Gilliland, B- Cock-
erham, C. Vincent, V. O'Neal, M. Sierra, C. McBride, B. Ray, and V. Lujan. 5th:.I.Tuel1, K. Martin, C
Padilla, ll. Ballard, T. Serna, C. liunt, L. Tomlin, S. Fuller, R. Tuell, P. Forsythe, B. Teague, l. Snyder
COMPETENT MEMBERS OF THE lunchroom staffwho serve warm meals to students daily include Winnie Hen
derson, Esther Thornton, Adelia 0'Neal, Leola Kerr Hazel Treadaway manager Gerry Winkler Alma King
ADULT ASSISTANTS KEEP
School orderly, prepare meals for students
The constant job of keeping the school neat and
clean is the responsibility of the custodial staff.
Among their many duties are dusting halls, straigh-
tening desks, removing misplaced gum, and fix-
ing lights. Busy though they are, custodians are
always ready to give ahelping hand in the schoolis
many activities. The lunchroomstaff, artisans
of food preparation, have hot meals ready as hun-
gry students storm the cafeteria. Besides the
students, lunches they serve special dinners for
the Senior Banquet and MTA-Lions Club Dinner.
The office helpers aid with the routine clerical
duties. These six generous girls gave up study
halls to record absences and run errands. Fifty-
six librarians also gave up study periods. Some
worked before and after school to check in books
and fill out slips. Term papers, book reports,
and essays are made easier by these buoyant aids.
THE EFFICIENT CUSTODIAL STAFF includes: Pat
Mendoza, Cuca Flores, Bill Nabor, and Zeke Rodri-
guez. Not pictured: Hockey Nelson, Kenneth McCain.
x , q .f
A i. ,,9,,,..
- Jw' ill - :M
1 K5 , ,f ,. Wh-mf fm
, , Q,
"'4 !eg Q4w-.Q5R
W ,. V, ,, W
,W fi, .5
' dgiw, , "Aff K
LOYALTY T0 OUR FRIENDS
"At lastl", cried the seniors of '68 as they reg-
istered for their classes for the final year. With
eleven long years behind them, they looked for-
ward to their twelfth year and ahead to college,
marriage, or a job. For many ofthe boys, how-
ever, graduation would mean military service.
During the year there were the usual activities,
plus some for seniors only. These were: the ACT
Test, applying for scholarships, registering for
college, the senior play and elections, ordering
announcements, and the renting of caps and gowns.
The loss of family income as a result of the
long, long strike, made college plans uncertain
for many students. The increased military com-
mitments in Vietnam and the new Korean tension
added to the uncertainty of the boys' future plans.
Finally ...... .. the night of May 31 arrived.
With mixed emotions seniors donned cap and gown
for the graduation ceremonies. As proud parents
waited to see their sons and daughters, the cere-
r monies began. With the distribution of diplomas
SENIORS PREPARING toposeforpictures acquire smiles. the high School career ended for the Class of '68'
FOUR YEAR VETERANS
Assume leadership, present successful play
Irene Aguilar John Alter Edwardo Altamircno Armando Acuna
Edward Alfamirqno Jane Alcorn Jeanne Alcorn Manuel Alvarez
Ramon J Aranda
Mary Ann Balmer
I Sandy Briscoe
M elanie Bruce
Ernest J. Casias
ONE PICASSO, two Picassos? No, just R. Archer and D. Chavez painting tropical scene for Junior-Senior Prom.
PRESENTING flowers at Junior play is Louis Drace,
Roland Clark David Conyer Handsome Harry, to MaryAnn Baker, Ida MaeBrown.
Berla Delgado Eva Cohn
SENIORS sukvlvf TEST
Barrage, complete college, vocational plans
Louis Drace John Enrico Carolina C. Fierro Floyd Dockins
Randy Durr Sue Fuller Edward Espinoza Rudy Dominguez
V' H we ,
, frm M' -
sf l' F , Q
vig? f Y all ? 1
I n ." 4 ' RF
l',, 1 2
ROYALTY OF THE '67.Iunior-Senior Prom, M. Rains and H. Luna, are crowned by D. Dominguez and S.Llamas.
HONORED SENIORS RECEIVE
Awards and scholarships at final assembly
Patsy Hu ndo Ruth Lozcno
Ed Hoffm eve Jay Lundru
iffy' ,L iE,QE
K L Gary McDaniel Lorenzo Maldonado Jacque Marlin
H ci l. Sally Magallanes Cindy Manzanares Daniel Martinez
MANY CLASS MEMBERS
Attend Senior Days at Arizona Universities
Teresa Moran Arthur Monlez Ronnie Munoz lrene Mdrlinel
Jean Mondrog n Marvin Monfez Beniomin Murillo Nick Mvrwl
4, 4 ,
iz Q A
-W , l r
ui , E
,-v: 1 5
'OH NO!"JacqueMartin shows concern overfootballgame. PAYING afine in the '67,luniorplayis Angel Chacon
SIDELINED BY AN INJUR Y, John Enrico lL'UfCl'lCS the
game against the Buena Colts with Coach Williamson.
MEMBERS LARGEST CLASS
Receive diplomas, look hopefully at future
Vicky Rains A pP g 9 R s l Q l R ldR y
Mary Rains linda Price J l R R b OR d
Helen Robledo mm
Abel N. Saenz
Connie S. Russell
Thomas Dean Gomel
John Seballos, Jr.
, fr ": ? if 5 il.
OFFICERS CHOSEN by senior class members in September are: Charles Perez, trea-
Hqrgld Trujillo surerg Terri Parra, secretaryg Jeanne Alcorn, vice-presidentg Louis Drace, president.
SENIOR OFFICERS ELECTED
Slate includes Drace, Alcorn, Parra, Perez
Leroy Yauie Tony Valdez Robert Vigil Jane Williams
John Velasquez Gayle Wilson John Zepeda Culherine Vincenl
TIGHT RACE DETERMINES
Three top Seniors: Drace,
Cary ,lones Charles Perez Harold Trujillo
Louis Draee Edwardo Altamirano Steve llarris
Marvin Monlez Jerry Baughman Steve Trent
Phelps Dodge Scholarship
Arizona State University
General Residence Scholarship
National Honor Society
Quill and Scroll Society
General Residence Scholarship
Mary Ann Baker
Quill and Scroll Society
Betty Crocker Homemaker
General Residence Scholarship
DAR Good Citizen Award
Marshall Foundation Scholarship
Gary .l ones
Henry W. Oliver Scholarship
General Academic Scholarship
Northern Arizona University
.l ane Williams
General Academic Scholarship
Northern Arizona University'
General Residence Scholarship
,lolfs Daughters Scholarship
M. T.A, Joseph Fairbanks Scholarship
General Residence Scholarship
University ofA rizona
General Residence Scholarship
General Residence Scholarshw
General Residence Scholarship
General Residence Scholarship
General Residence Scholarship
General Residence Scholarship
General Residence Scholarship
IXCOXIINC NiN'l'IOW.'Xl. HONOR SOCIHINY XIHNIBERS FUR 1968 are, Front: Gary Copper, Diana Gonzalez,
ffeorganne flritlith. 21111: .lanice NN ood, Melinda Xrmijo, :Nrthur Paez, and lone veteran member, Susan Tanner.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Initiates six juniors in traditional ceremony
. it ' V
.littery students, called from classes on Febru-
ary 15th, were proudly pinned by Senior National
llonor Society member, Susan Tanner. The six
initiates proudly wore the ribbons, eagerly await-
ing their initiation ceremony to become members.
On April 10 the initiates were pinned and induc-
ted into the society before proud parents and the
student body. Mr. Archie Stephens, superinten-
dent of county schools, spoke at the ceremony.
To become members, students must make the
honor roll fourteen times by the end of the first
semester of their junior year or nineteen times
in the senior year. They must also participate
in extra actix ities and be enrolled in college prep
course. Membership is the highest scholastic
award in our school. initiates must not only be
outstanding scholastically butmustshow outstand-
ing leadership, character, and service to school.
IVE BEEN ACCEPTED.',Inn1'cc Woof! is tapped
Irv Susan Truzncr in lrmlilionnl mppirzg ecrenzony.
Participate in three
Nine excited juniors went floating back to class-
es after being told that they had been selected as
delegates to Boys' and Girls' State and Anytown.
Qualifications they met were outstanding char-
acter, leadership, scholarship, and personality.
The Staters studied and discussed the proced-
ures of the government at workshops in Flagstaff
and Tucson. Lectures on election procedures
were given by state officials. Following full scale
political campaigns, the delegates elected com-
plete local, county and state government slates.
Anytown delegates studied and analyzed human
relations and religions at the Prescott workshop.
Debates and discussions were held on the many
problems facing teenagers in our changing world.
ANYTOWN representatives are, top: Edwardo Altami-
rano and Susan Tanner. Bottom: GIRLS' STATE alter-
nates: Betty Trujillo, Kathy Gordon, Rosalie Guerrero.
BOYS' AND GIRLS' State delegates, Front: Priscilla Segovia, Mary Rains, and Jeanne Alcorn. Back: Charles
Perez, Gary Jones, and Jerry Baughman. Mike Noce also attended Boys' State before he moved to New Mexico.
1966-67 MEMBERS OF THE Quill and Scroll are, Front:
Cathy Tuell, Cheryl Newton, Wilma Bradford, .loe Noce.
Znd: Linda Landrum, Susan Tanner, Alice Sierra, and Cin-
dy Galusky. 3rd: Mike McLaughlin, Danny Troutman,Al-
ton Sircy, Kathleen Vandervort, and Mary Lou Figueroa.
Preparing programs for Quill and Scroll is P. Rice.
EIGHT STAFF MEMBERS
Honored at Quill and
Scroll Annual Dinner
An impressive banquet provided a setting of ex-
citement as eight initiates from Copper Cat and
Wildcat staffs received one of the highest honors
in high school journalism. Together with the ap-
proval of the Executive Secretary of Quill and
Scroll Society these students had to be inthe up-
per one-third of their class and must have car-
ried responsibility on a high school publication
staff for two or more years. The honorees quali-
fying for membership were: Mike McLaughlin,
Wilma Bradford, Mary Lou Figueroa,Susan Tan-
ner, Alice Sierra, Cathy Tuell, Cheryl Newton,
and Kathleen Vandervort. After the "pinning'7 of
new members by old an address was given by Mr.
Glenn Burgess, journalism and public relations
director of Eastern Arizona College, on the fringe
benefits of publication experience. A vocal trio
sang two songs for the evening's entertainment.
SPANISH HONOR GROuP
Inducts ten members
In spring ceremony
A candlelight ceremony, excited initiates, and
the annual Spanish Club Dinner formedthe setting
for the Spanish National Honor Society initiation.
The Rose Berra Chapter of Los Gatos was estab-
lished in l966 by Mr. Frank Gonzales. President
Linda Ames and Secretary Cindy Galusky perfor-
med the ceremonial ritual in Spanish. This high
honor was bestowed on ten initiates, who met all
the following membership requirements. First
Yaaf Students must have a grade average of 1-25 RECEIVING THE LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE IS Jwmw
in Spanisha Second year Students 1-20ir1 Spanish ,411-Um. ACCEPTING HER HARD-EAHNED Cmyzwfe
and El reputation for good CitiZ611Sl1ip in school. frnrn Limllz Anws is lllrzrix' Helen flforules. flgottoml.
LAST YEARS MEMBERS OF THE SPANISH NATIONALHONOR SOCIETY are, Front row: Linda Ames, Sylvia
Llamas, Teresa Roberts, and Cindy C-alusky. 2nd: Elizabeth Reyna, Arnold Segovia, Priscilla Segovia, Mary
Rose Trujillo, and Harold Trujillo. 3rd: Danny Dominguez, Mike Esparza, Melinda Armijo, Mary Lou Figuer-
oa, Kathleen Moolick, Barbara Montez, and Robert Villicana. Top. NEW MEMBERS are, Front row: Jeanne
Alcorn, Suzanne Estrada, Debbie Grady, and Dolores Perez. 2nd: Carol Flores, Ruth Ann Lucio, Abel Saenz,
Mary Helen Morales, David Gomez, and Trauie Musahl, NOT PICTURED: Lydia Orozco and Diana Gonzalez.
'Which one should we choose for our little Dir-
ga to marry?" asked Letha and Count Dracula.
Buddy Ford was finally chosen from the guest
hostelers to he Dirgafs husband. To rid Buddy
of his fiance, Barbara, the Count ordered Mo-
del S to lock her in the East tower. Then he sent
the remaining group to the small village carnival.
With Buddy and Dirga finally alone, her parents
expected them to immediately fall in love. Gran-
ny, however, anticipated the need of a love potion.
The returning group was shocked to find Buddy
and Dirga engaged. But this wasimmediately bro-
ken when lsobel introduced her new boy-friend, the
Magnificent Marvelini, who fell in love with Dirga.
The magic potion was again required to restore
Buddy to his original self, ending the play happily.
The senior play was directed by Miss B. Vote.
SENIOR ACTORS PRESENT
'HO HUM! TIME F OR M YNAP! Hyawns M rs. Letha Dra-
cula, Pauline Paz, as she crawls into llerpincwood cojjcin.
"Boys and Ghouls Together", delight public
CAST MEMBERS are: Front: Larry Scott, Model S, Roman Archer, Buddy Ford, Sue Ann Fuller, Frau Hub-
schmidtg Kenneth Lucio, Hans Hubschmidtg James Hayes, Ron Connors. 2nd: Louis Drace, Eddie Phelps, Mary
Ann Baker, Isobel Connors, Carmina Gallegos, Evelyn Robinson, Rhonda Sexton, Merry Bean, Yolie Benavidez,
Barbara Ames, Terri Parra, Nancy Brown, Nancy Armijo, Fritzi Washburn. 3rd: Ed Espinoza, Magnqicent
Marvelini, .leanne Alcorn, Dirgag Pauline Paz, Lethag .lohn Velasquez, Count Dracula, Rosalie Guerrero, Granny.
'PU T ME DOWNV' exclaims Barbara Ames, Yolie Benavidez, as Model S, Larry Scott, carries her to the tower.
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS, elected in the fall are: Linda
Glassgow, treasurer, Lynda Vanaman, secretaryg Ruben
Cervantez, president, Michelle Finton, vice-president.
JUNIOR cLAss Assumfs
Enthusiastic juniors began the year with the elec-
tion of officers. As Career Night arrived, mem-
bers eagerly discussed school, vocational plans.
Burning the midnight oil, students prepared for
brain-probing PSAT and Merit Tests. "What is
the design?', was one of the many questions asked
by the underclassmen when class rings were or-
dered. After arrival, juniors eagerly displayed
them. Late winter found would-be actors spend-
ing long hours practicing and selling tickets. A
jittery cast was acclaimed for an outstanding play
in April. The annual prom was the final project.
Herbert Aguilar, Jr.
Martha Lee Archer
Mary Helen Fierro
James Edd Hughs
Valli Ann Johnson
Daniel Maldonado, Jr.
fall is C. Doclfins.
lx Y ,fi . - Ai 3
,c,i, " . -,i., My
' ,my J Y Q ci.
si M J
we 11 ic
49. ,G y 2
f ec 7 he -i Q 43 Q
up E,::2 57 VVh', vrg 1 if I -f
- . ,. 5 2
A U? f
1 'J ggi
'J N"A: Xi YL. V 1
. ii A 'U f I
A ii xA' w A L '-mf - Y
JUNIOR GIRLS help prepare student council dinner.
Vicki O' Neal
John Peshlakai, Jr.
Frank Zamora, Jr.
Select "Get Smart"
for traditional play
This year's junior class play, under the direc-
tion of Miss Bette Vote, was a portrayal of the
popular television program entitled "Get Smart."
Assigned to guard a powerful weapon against
KAOS, Maxwell Smart, played by Gary Bains, is
also alerted to prevent the kidnaping of a visiting
Scandinavian princess. By fooling Max, KAOS is
able to secure the weapon and make an attempt
to destroy the Statue of Liberty. But smart Max
counterattacks, tricking them into reversing the
weapon and exploding themselves. Once again,
Max proves both a top agent and anational hero.
"HE'S killing me."' Ccgitives are "tortured"byKA US. Right
'SORRY about that, hiefln G. Rains talks into shoephone
JUNIOR PLAY CAST MEMBERS are top picture, Front row: C. Serna, V. O'Neal, l. Snyder, P. Forsythe, C
Noriega. 2nd: C. Farrington, B. Montez, M. Aguilera. 3rd: D. King, C. Bains, D. Robles, M. Armijo. BOT
TOM PICTURE. Front: G. Griffith, A. Hogg, R. Hansen, K. Pelusi, .l. Wood. Znd: L. Parkhill, J. White, G
Flores, L. Glassgow. 3rd: B. Cottrell, A. Paez, T. Serna, G. Giddens, C. Dockins. Not Pictured: .l. Hughs
soPHoMoRE CLASS HOSTS
Welcome frosh dance
First Saturda night
Hustling sophomores quickly became efficient
committee members when they found their "Wel-
come Frosh Dancev scheduled for the first week-
end of school. The hard-working underclassmen
set a reputation for hustling as two of them letter-
ed on the varsity football team. All were enthu-
siastic as they found laboratory sciences, typing,
and foreign languages on their schedules. As the
school year progressed many changed to "clutch
hitting" and drivers training classes were packed
with sophomores ready to apply for driving per-
mits. With the arrival of junior class rings, came
envious looks from tenth graders and anticipation
at the thought of ordering their own. By the end
of the year, sophomores had achieved a feeling
of responsibility towards activities and post high
school plans and prepared for upperclassmanship.
FROM THE LONG TO SHORT Lhe sophomore class
officers are A.Robles, vice-presidentg B. Cockerham,
treasurerg D. Grady, presidentg D. Perez, secretary.
Rulh Ann Lucio
Mary Helen Morales
Mary Rulh Paz
,X w yd,
VOTING for future leaders is Tom Bolles.
s tl ' i-
H - 5
E y y V l ',... T z
, V . X9 -it mmg e T -gf l"Tf.1
A i 4 -" 15 5 l t 5
D ,fi :.- it it
'1 5- i f l
-- sit! fr s V I
2 i - -lf" ' T
llfisl 1 X S ,
A 5 I ,,.
1 of we X 1
lg 1 7 ,ii, in Xi X
. ,lzl 1 i.1y R "-,' ,
L "l' ' ':" - .. ,-4 , , X ,
t' 'li' vzfllslllii i ,V . , :iv . 12
ENJOYING class hop arc' D. Snodgrass andfriends
chedules, assume high school citizenship
Striving to make theirs the best class in MHS
the freshmen eagerly started the year by holding
their first class meeting in the auditorium. Of-
ficers were elected and plans for the on-coming
year were discussed. Their first plan was keep-
ing the tradition of painting the HM". The new-
comers experienced the steep climb to the let-
ter which after withstanding all the torture the
elements could deliver, received a new coat of
whitewash. When the hard-working boys had fin-
ished splashing paint around, they dashed down
the mountain for the picnic lunch the frosh girls
had prepared. That night they attended a dance
CLASS officers are: P. Rodriguez, vice-presidentg L. Vincent, In their honor Sponsored by the Sophomore class'
secretary, E. Martinez, treasurer, and L. Garcia, president.
Mary Helen Marlin
L I . V L
E i,r, M
fa fa Q
92 EAGER EIGHTH GRADERS await the march to their commencement exercises
3 ' i
,T A I
fs , na 1 K, 4
ex f' ik,
i ,R x 1 , if s I
NX 'S 5
X l 2
Y xgixi ez Q Q x Q sm X
-3- .5 K W. -5 - , --,K
fer N' X19
f,K X E
'fry Q Bw f
,,VL l L' - V
. fm A, 'Q' lr 'Af
V959 W l 5 is
my 3 gl
, . " i1fs4, ,4 "" . 2 Y ,Q
, g ,,
f i Q
':':' m'L" - zz'
Mary Ann Oriiz
Bobby Joe Peefe
Alvy Glen Sollis
Pele Wi lfba nk
ELECTED OFFICERS FOR eighth grade homerooms are, Front: D. lsaacs, 8-H secretary-treasurer, A. Ortiz,
8-G president, W. Bruce, 8-H vice-presidentg and .l. Seballos, 8-S president. 2nd: W. Johnson, 8-B secretary-
treasurcr, L. Ramirez, 8-D vice-president, C. Sierra, 8-B president, R. Diaz, 8-S vice-presidcntg M. Balder-
rama, 8-D secretary'-treasurer, and R. Serna, 8-S secretary-treasurer. 3rd: P. Walden, 8-G secretary-trcw
surerg B. Brooks, 8-H president, R. Thorne, 8-B rice-presidentg R. Sanchez, 8-0 rice-president, M. Montoya,
8-G vice-president, V. Paz, 8-D president, Y. Diaz, 8-Osecretary-treasurer, and D. Sierra, 8-O president.
JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS
Elect homeroom and student council leaders
The bewilderment of lockers and crowded halls
was evident as 164 students faced their first year
in the high school building. Helping them to un-
derstand the confusing new schedule were patient
homeroom teachers. Class elections were held
and chosen officers organized the hall patrol and
worked on the seasonal bulletin board decorations.
Junior high Pep Club members made creative
paper-mache mascots that were displayed athome
football games. Four dances were sponsored by
the homerooms at various times during the year.
Each six weeks the Wildkitten staff developed a
three page newspaper under the sponsorship of
Mrs. Edgar Davidson and Mrs. Fran Galusky.
When the spring graduation arrived awards were
given to students for outstanding leadership, scho-
larship, citizenship, and all-around girl and boy.
WILDKITTEN STAFF are: Front: T. Sanchez, R.Brooks,
V. Cervantes. 2nd: J. Cordon, J. Jones, and C. Baca.
'Sa " '
N f . '
H E " 5 : 11 K
E gg F
Y , is
Mary Ann Baca
Rebecca Anne Ballard
Joe Chacon, Jr.
Jackie Jo Clemons
Mary Theresa Fierro
Wilhelmi na Jim
Rf 5 Msgs..
H , f
2 ' iyyis' 3 ' vs
-f - ' Ez ef ' ,':,, ix. 5:
L T y
wil K 1- ..,:',f'
, V ,, .-,lg fe
hi fi-. ' fi . 3'
i . 'T-
iff N" D -- f
M -we-:eel -' .
iw 1,,. K r'
' W '1
Robert O' Neill
. f . - A ' , el' '
5 .ff . K .
1 an E2 irii n C
' e W D R
c,1icS,: . Q ,R
Mgifiiff- f ' Q15 . ,
Q,j,N IA. Q ,M y,,iii......., .
'Q I f Y , V ' '
31 X e , . my f i
, . , z .f f V -
ng : - ffa , hw fm? L,
E Z, V .
' , 3 FM 9 1 ,,, , V
59 , T'
., ,, ' A:'- i 2.
N 5 X ' L ' 3
M -I ,, l Stella Sanchez L ll
we ,me 1mmhmu T Wie
K , James Selaallas i f I f H9 S? 'L , Ai.
if , ' V 9 - Alberta Serna Lf, N' ',x K , 4 I
l 1 ' 5, ,k,, 1 ii Larry Serna '1 5 1' .L 3 SP7 , I
' - " wi Q " Virginia Terin Serna V A 'K
K Christine Sierra N ,VVV
N t Demecio Sierra
if 9 Q N' , Gilbert Sierra
f i f - :'k -2 Carolyn Simms
lv K ' 7 ,f Kalhelrine Sircy
Q J L. 4 2 I i Dennis Sharp
g .li 1' . J ff Barbara Sorrell
's egg gg A Judy Slapp
w fe . Sv
' Benny Sumo
I i ' V 1 I Solie Subia
,. 4 . 1 . , '- 1
K 5 5 - y ' '55, Carla Sudler M
1 K ' -' ii 11 T J e W 1' Donaciano Tellez
M , Robert theme
1 Andy Tor rez
-K J Mary Tysoe
m 3 . I . 5 15 Vi Mary Ulibarri
"1 K G f ,Li Michael Urrea
tree t1e Wea eewwu
. X" ' Steve Wagley
E ' is N Debbie Walden
gym ,yyy f",f. 3, K
l T r .ti
Patricia Walden NOT PlCTURED:
David Wealherholl Tony Duena Barriga, David Hayes, Drew lsaacs, Delia Ontiveros,
Debra Zepedc' Brenda Pasley, Charlotte Todacheeny, Johnny Trujillo, Loretta Ben,
Art Dixon, Frances Maez, Gloria Nolah, Aclelia Owens, Amelia Owens.
MEMBERS OF THE eighth grade Student Council are, Front: M. Tysoe, J. Stapp, secretary-treasurerg C. Per-
ez, vice-presidentg and S. Lujan. 2nd: J. Peralta, C. Lopez, T. Hendrix, presidentg D. Hayes, and C. Parra.
Q Q, A
' -224. 1221
6.12 41 x
- . . - K , ' iff 1'gf!fes egg! 5
- :Q Q A 5
BRASS SECTION MEMBERS Front: C. Dockins, C. Subia, C. Brooks, D. Robles, J. Brooks, E. Espinoza, R.
Alvarez, J. Velasquez, G. Alcarez. 2nd: A. Cruz, D. Robledo, J. Marin, P. Zamora, A. Robles, J. Baugh-
man, D. Martinez, R. Rodela, T. Ramirez, A. Armijo, N. Armijo. 3rd: E. Salcido, Cv. Fierro, F. Hughs, R.
Manzanares, S. Espinoza, R. Duran, K. Pelusi, L. Alvarez, M. Winkler, R. Tucker, C. Gallegos, R. Martin.
-41th: P. Rodriguez, T. Hall, J. Tibbits, E. Hoffman. Not pictured: B. Hoffman, R. Cervantez, and J. Hughs.
5' INSTRUMENTALISTS ADD
Spirit to pep rallies
"Here comes the marching band with their shin-
ing instruments, and pressed uniformsf, Many
hours of practice were spent in preparing for pre-
game and half-time programs. Senior drum ma-
jor, Jerry Baughman, equipped with whistle, ba-
ton and high shako led theband onto the field and
through different steps in marching formations.
The band also added to the enthusiasm shown at
pep assemblies and during the basketball season.
Trading sore feet for comfortable chairs, ef-
forts were turned to perfection of the Christmas
and Spring Concert. Ensembles, solos and the
Stage Band added interest to the concert season.
Members were rewarded for the many hours of
practice by receiving a bell lyre for sophomores,
silver pin for juniors and a gold pin for seniors.
TWIRLERS ARE: kneeling: Dolores Alvillar, Carmen
Noriega, standing: Carmen Gallegos, Lynda Vanaman.
UNDER THE BRIGHT lights the marching band gives
pre-game and haftime shows at homefootball games.
BAND OFFICERS Front row: G. Grifiilh,J.Wood, librar-
ians, D. Robledo, supply ojficer. Znd: l. Aguilar, treas-
urer, K. Pelusi, secretary, and E. Hoffman, supply onlicer.
3rd: R. Alvarez, president, D. Robles, supply officer, J.
Baughmarl, drum major, and J. Velasquez, supply ojieer.
Perform marching routines for football fans
WOOD WIND section are Front row: J. Wood, G. Griffith, D. Gonzalez, C. l-logner, E. Stock, J. Cuyn, D. Per-
ez, C. Wood, A. Lara, C. Wood. 2nd: C. Vasquez, K. Sanchez, L. Martinez, E. llarbison, L. Cale, C. Mar-
tinez, C. Florez, C. Manzanares, C. Gonzalez, and A. Cervantez. 3rd: M. Perez, J. Alcorn, C. Norie a, M.
Bull, D. Alvillar, P. Huff, N. Armijo, B. Montez, L. Vanaman, C. Serna, l. Aguilar, K. Scheier, J. ilcorn.
V an-H, 1
AN OCTOPUS? No just Mr. Braeuer, in need of another hand, collects extra clarinets for the band group picture
vocAL Music GROUPS
Perform for Rotary
Club, plan EAC trip
In spite of many uncertainties caused by chang-
ing directors during the year, harmonious pro-
grams for Rotary and other organizations were
presented. After Weeks of practice members of
the vocal department began getting jitters as De-
cember 19, the scheduled date for the Christmas
program, came closer. But the Big Snow came,
cancelling the program, caroling, and other plans
for Christmas events throughout the community. M Q
With the beginning of second semester came a new director and work began in earnest for the hw I A ii
Music Festival at EAC. As days lengthened num- ix ,fi M I as
bers were Planned f0f Siifiiig activities- Comiiiii- Miitonioiis onus' TRIO: .iw !hlCOI'll, Pauline 11.12,
Ilily, SCl100l, and graduaiioll II1uSiC WHS Cl1OSeI1. ,leanne Alcorn with Mrs. Ernestinc Xlueller, accompanist.
GIRLS' CHOIR MEMBERS are, Front: J. Richardson, M. Bull, J. Alcorn, R. Rodriguez, C. Manzanares, R.
Guerrero, K. Scheier. M. Rains. Y. Benavidez. and D. Hanna. 2nd: L. Glassgow. C. Martinez, G. Flores, J.
Guyn, C. Serna, C. Vasquez, G. Griffith, R. Rodela, J. Alcorn, P. Paz. 3rd: D. Alvillar, B. Ray, M. Cluff,
M. Finton, C. Gilliland, L. Alvarez, J. Tuell, C. Gallegos, S. Easley, and C. Gilliland. 4th: L. Vanaman, S.
Moore, N. Armijo, M. Armijo, E. Tuell, ,I. Williams, J. Wood, M. Archer, M. Baker, A. Hogg, V. O'Neal.
CONCERT CHOIR MEMBERS for the year 1967-68
include, Front row: I. Salcido, J. Alcorn, B. Anaya,
C. Manzanares, J. Alcorn, R. Guerrero, P. Zamora,
DESOLATE d d td, f ld Cl 't -
....i2...,,.?5f.z?..,.2z2'5fi.z.az3i2s...5.115225 Change teachers at
. .. g A' . 'lzzr ..
., M A A 1 s . if, A
jf' . vf ' :-, 9 Q." .1 I,
. . Q Q
2 . fr ffff r 1 --'-
bl w 6 ?':it gtg M
is "' Q.. E 'ef
5 Q L
.. r I
V. . 1 if -. .- . .. . V. , , -, I I . gszz..-.fz.g?sSgsf,,.,gw
...W . . ,X
1.zgQ1gx4535gfgr 1 5
-, vigsim. .1.f2.f- .
. . . ., . . .... ,.,,.,,,,,.,,,,,., .
- - iv e Sf-waiflfifiisr M' 'f
,- , ..-. , g.1,...,,.,,,., :-'..
. ,g igs
. H ?
. 1 . ' ':'v s:f . ..sez: ""f :H f is S
, ,. wg Q
. L 5sfi1:5'45,1a3lL3j?' '
Qi QM 5225
, A . ..
E 'I' so
s H T H
f ,Q fi., f EQ
OLEE CLUB members, Front: D. Hanna, C. Conway, A. Munoz, M. Ortiz, Salcido. Znd: L. Armijo, R.
Lozano, J. Richardson, C. Lujan, E. Myers, D. Collins. 3rd: B. Ray, P. Garcia, R. Roman, R. Tapia, E.
Alvarez, R. Hernandez. ith: l. Moreno, S. Moore, D. Crawford, K. Drew, M. Cluff, M. Archer, M. Nunez.
and A. Diaz. 2nd: L. Price, C. Serna, .l. Guyn, C. Dockins, J. Schahn, H. Trujillo, P. Paz, and M. Rains.
3rd: R. Garcia, V. O'Neal, N. Armijo, C. Vasquez, A. Hogg, M. Baker, C. Gallegos, S. Easley, and M. Bull.
-flth: L. Drace, E. Tuell, S. Fuller, L. Hull, G. Rains, G. Lunt, D. Conyer, L. Scott, S. Butler, J. Williams.
end of semester, perform at baccalaureate
THIRD HOUR Glee Club members are, Front: M. Lujan, S. Estrada, and R. Oritz. Znd: R. Duran, R. Rodri-
guez, K. Meek, M. Fierro, D. Oden, and R. Sexton. 3rd: S. Salcido, B. Bruce, C. Gilliland, C. Gilliland, .l.
Hair, and C. Saenz. -ith: V. Weatherholt, D. Crawford, F. Durr, R. Hansen, J. Tuell, V. Johnson, B. Butler.
OFFICERS: M. Finton, vice-president, G. Griffith, points
chairman, D. Gonzalez, president, and J. Hayes, secretary.
MEMBERS are, Front: E. Salcido, A. Velasquez, S. Subia,
D. Gonzalez, L. Vincent, L. Ham, P. McDonald. 2nd: I
Moreno, K. Sanchez, S. Martinez, P. Zamora, P. Chavez,
E. Mitchell, B. Anaya, E. Martinez. 3rd:R. Manzanares,
R. Roman, M. Finton, K. Meek, S. Wood, C. Hogner, G.
Griffith, W. Brooks, C. Wood, F. Hughs. 4th: A. Mahan,
C. Vasquez, L. Martinez, K. Pelusi, J. Wood, K. Drew,
G. Lunt, D. Martinez, P. Rodriguez, J. Hayes, N. Armijo.
DEBATING SOCIETY MEMBERS
Hold Parents' Night
Wiener roast, potluck
The bi-monthly noon meetings of the Debating
Society sparked an interest in the students in the
annual Oratorical Contest and in public speaking.
The first social event of the year was a Wiener
roast for the new members. It was held at the
home of the society's president, Diana Gonzalez.
Approximately thirty members, old and new, at-
tended. Other activities included a potluck and
several seasonal parties. A Parents' Night was
held to show parents the work of the society. A
debate was given and refreshments served.
A 2.75 grade average and an interest in public
speaking are the only requirements for member-
ship. In order to develop clear thinking, indivi-
dual speeches were given and open debates.were
held at meetings. The topics were widely varied
from vampires to "Crime in the United States."
Most were contentious, however, some were not.
This year the Debating Society sponsors were
instructors, Mr. Neil Zoeller, Miss Bette Vote.
-1 ' 122252
FTA Front row: C. Serna, L. Glassgow, S. Martinez, J. Weisling, P. Chavez, L. Parkhill, M. Ontiveros, C.
Manzanares. 2nd: l. Moreno, R. Roman, E. Stock, J. Richardson, C. Hogner, D. Loy, E. Borbash, L. Price,
C. Russell. 3rd: J. Tuell, L. Martinez, K. Meek, T. Snyder, A. Armijo, G. Griffith, M. Finton, P. Huff, J.
Wood. 4th: P. Forsythe, J. Hair, A. Mahan, E. Harbison, G. Lunt, M. Swick, A. Chacon, K. Pelusi, E. Tuell.
Hold tape sessions, vis
FTA officers are sitting: M. Finton, parliamentariang P.
Huff, presidentg J. Tuell, historian. Standing: E. Tuell,
secretaryg G. Lunt, treasurerg K. Pelusi, vice-president.
it elementary school
One of the most active, and the only vocational
organization open to students, is the Stella Mil-
ler Chapter of the Future Teachers of America.
The clubls primary goal is interesting students
in a teaching career. Special activities were dis-
cussed at regular second and fourth Friday morn-
ing meetings. The annual spring program was
presented for the Morenci Teachers Association.
Tape enthusiasts held many Wednesday noon ses-
sions developing exchange recordings. These
tapes were exchanged with several foreign coun-
tries included Australia and Germany. Some
tapes were also exchanged with American schools.
Excited upper classmen looked forward to the
spring day spent in the Humboldt and Coronado
elementary schools where they become teachers for
a day. The members enjoy helping teachers and
participating in games and story telling. At the
same time, they observe fundamentals of teaching.
1967-68 WILDCAT STAFF MEMBERS are Front rou': Mary Sierra, Esther Benavidez, Rosalinda Villarreal, Yo-
landa Benavidez, Sharon Brooks and Kathy Cordon, co-assistant editor. 2nd: Salvador Luna, Mary Ann Baker,
editor, Jackie Bradford, Paul Daniels, sports editorg and Steve Trent, sports editor. 3rd: Patsy Estrada, co-as-
sistont editorg Dennis Martinez, Abel Saenz, production managerg Robert Reed, sports editorg and Randy Durr.
Gather news items, produce a weekly paper
Keeping eyes and ears open, Wildcat reporters A
gathered news to relate to the students and faculty
through the school newspaper. Current school
events, amusing anecdotes, and other affairs of
importance were written and fit into the mimeo- X '
graphed Wildcat. Producing a weekly instead of
the bi-monthly paper, the journalism class was
kept busy writing up-to-date stories in first hour.
Devoting extra hours the young journalists sold
candy at home Junior Varsity football games and
hot coffee to help warm football fans at the var-
sity games. Money gained helped finance the an-
nual Quill and Scroll Banquet held in the spring,
when several staff members regularly attain mem-
bership in this international student honor group.
MAKING COFFEEjor tl1eg'ar11er11'ffMrs. Vomlervort x
and Mlllit' Ann Boker as Mm' Drove poses-for C!lIIlf'l'!l.
Record year's story,
win national ratings
Colorful words and interesting pictures were
used by the Copper Cat staff to record the school
year's story. Eleven new staff members received
yearbook training when they attended aworkshop
for young journalists at EAC. Advertising sales
trips were made to Clifton and Safford. Three
separate subscription campaigns were held in
fourth hour classes. Staff members were proud
to learn the 1966 book was rated in the top ten in
the nation and the 1967 received the fifth conse- .Q
cutive All-American and CSPA Medalist ratings.
Layouts were drawn, copy written and rewrit-
ten, as the staff raced to meet deadlines. Final
pages were mailed and the Van Dyke corrected
of missed errors. The '68 Copper Cats were
distributed at the annual-signing party lateinMay.
FRESHBMN FACES ARE ALPHABETIZED for Cop-
per Cat class pages by staff member Louis Garcia.
1968 COPPER CAT STAFF MEMBERS are Front row: C. White, D. Grady, activity section editor, L. Vincent,
L. Williams, S. Martinez, subscription manager, and L. Ham. 2nd row: R. Garcia, sophomore section editor,
M. Finton, junior section editor, M. Cuthbertson, L. Garcia, P. McLaughlin and R. Paez. 3rd row: R. Lucio,
eighth grade section editor, A. Paez, co-managing editor, M. Aguilera, S. Tanner, editor-in-chiejf A. Mahan,
and I. Snyder, co-managing editor. 4th row: J. Hunt, typist, P. Rice, head typist-senior section editor, K. Gid-
dens, advertising sales manager, J. Bradford, photographer, K. Giddens, freshman section editor, and M. Maese.
YOUNG THESPIANS ARE Front row: J. White, E. Salcido, D. Perez, R. Guerrero, Y. Benavidez, L. Ham, C.
White. 2nd: M. Lozano, D. Collins, S. Subia, E. Benavidez, L. Vincent, J. Richardson, L. Williams. 3rd:
L. Parkhill, C. Conway, J. Alcorn, l. Moreno, M. Balderrama, R. Roman, R. Paez, R. Hernandez. 4th: D.
Gomez, Y. Madrid, A. Paez, E. Harbison, G. Rains, K. Pelusi, M. Finton, B. Cockerham, P. McLaughlin.
Present to students, "Billy's First Date",
F , .
- . :iff
MEMBERS OF DRAMATICS CLUB ARE Front row: L. Glassgow, E. Luna, A. Velasquez, P. Chavez, G. Al-
carez, and M. Perez. 2nd: E. Stock, M. Martin, C. Serna, M. Gonzales, C. Vasquez, C. Hogner, D. Gonza-
lez, and E. Borhash. 3rd: S. Easley, M. Aguilera, E. Espinoza, .l. Alcorn, D. Grady, S. Wood, .l. Wood, G.
Griffith, L. Alvarez, and E. Martinez. 4th: A. Hogg, R. Hansen, M. Armijo, S. Baca, M. Alvarez, D. Mar-
tinez, .l. Velasquez, A. Chacon, D. King, l. Snyder, and P. Forsythe. Not pictured: B. Hoffman, M. Rains.
"The World Within"
Comedy skits were performed at the bi-month-
ly meetings of the Dramatics' Club to give mem-
bers self-confidence before an audience. Thus,
during the year members learned some of the fun-
damentals of acting, make-up, and stage craft.
Many different kinds of plays were discussed
for the annual assembly but since the production
would be on Valentine's Day club members decid-
ed to have a love-sick comedy and a dramatic-
comedy. The plays chosen by the sponsors were
"Billy's First Datei' and "The World Within". Au-
ditions were held and the casts chosen in January.
The casts not only had the problem of memor-
izing lines and different moves on stage, but fur-
niture had to be found to set the stage for each
scene. Others were busy backstage prompting
and applying make-up. The sponsors and direc-
tors of the plays were Mr. Schultz and Miss Vote.
OFFICERS, front: Y. Benavidez, publicity chairman,
J. Alcorn, president. 2nd: P. Forsythe, vice-pres-
identg E. Stock, secretaryg E. Espinoza, treasurer.
ASPIRING actors and actresses tryout for play parts in
annual assembly, above. Left: AWAITING THEIR TURN
D. Collins, L. Parlfliill, and Nl. Lozano observe auflitions.
ii A E., r
SPANISH MEMBERS: Front: J. Alcorn, M. Ontiveros, E. Benavidez, E. Reyna, and M. Perez. 2nd: S. Mar-
tinez, l. Martinez, C. Serna, D. Grady, and M. Finton. 3rd: T. Moran, C. Manzanares, J. Alcorn, B. Madrid,
S. Wood, A. Chacon. flth: J. Reyna, M. Alvarez, A. Paez, M. Armijo, l. Snyder, D. Martinez, and C. Saenz.
STARING down H. Ortlh, S. Estrada secures the doll. SINGING Adelita, I Alcorn strumsa magical guitar.
ACTIVE SPANISH CLUB
Initiates new members, presents assembly
Trying to promote an interest in the Spanish cul-
ture and language, the club officers planned sever-
al activities. Among these were the traditional
Spanish Honor Society Initiation, including initia-
tion ofthe new members, and the Spanish Banquet.
"Let's have a Christmas fiesta," was the unan-
imous cry of the club members at one of the bi-
monthly meetings. After the Spanish Christmas
caroling, the members had a party to warm their
chilled bones. As the year progressed the club
raised money for the AFS fund, prepared for Na-
tional Language Week and the Spanish-French as-
sembly, and increased their knowledge of Spain.
1967-68 SPANISH CLUB OFFICERS are: T. Ramirez,
secretary-treasurer, S. Sigala, publicity manager,
I. Aguilar, president, and E. Reyna, vice-president.
MEMBERS OF THE Spanish Club are, Front: Y.Benav1dez D Perez B Ortiz C Sorrell W Ilogner and
M. Munoz. Znd: H. Aguilar, A. Carbajal, C. Hogner E Stock R Rodela B Duran S Estrada and L Seb
allos. 3rd: D. Gomez, T. Ramirez, B. Lucio, M. Aguilera M Maese L Vanaman I Aguilar D Robledo
4fth: B. Patton, P. Forsythe, B. Arrieta, L. Serna, A Saenz M Swlck S Sigala B Montez T Hernandez
MEMBERS OF THE French Club are Front'A Munoz
C. Subia, A.Velasquez, L. Vincent, P.Ch,avez, Jiwihite, and
C. White. 2nd: J. Richardson, .l. Cuyn, L. Classgow, G
Griffith, R. Roman, S. Martinez, B. Anaya, L. Vanaman.
3rd: L. Martinez, E. Harbison, P. Huff, E. Espinoza, C
Vasquez, L. Alvarez, J. Wood, J. Velasquez, A. Paez.
-ith: R. Tucker, K. Martin, ,l. Baughman, M. Swick,,l
Tibbits, A. Robles, D. Robles, M. Montez, and G. Wood
Exchange tapes with
French high schools
French Club helps foreign language students
acquire a deeper appreciation of the French cul-
ture, Skits and appropriate props and dialogues
were devised for each meeting program. Club
membership is restricted to students who have
completed or are enrolled in the language course.
Communicating with Frenchmcn by writing let-
ters helped develop good writing techniques, while
tape correspondence helped the neophytes acquire
an authenic accent. This accent was practiced
as members undertook caroling during the Christ-
mas celebration. Presenting an annual assembly
jointly with Spanish Club required writing original
skits to illustrate cultural contrasts. This pro-
gram interests many students in language courses.
Pins were distributed to qualifying club members.
FRENCH CLUB OFFICERS INCLUDE Seated: Lyn-
da Vanaman, president, Janice Wood, vice-president.
Back: Cveorgeanne Griffith, treasurer, .lane Richard-
son, secretaryg and Suzy Tysoe, publicity chairman.
"Student Council meeting today!" This was the
familiar quotation used by sponsors, Mrs. Ellen
Vandervort and Mr. L. P. Lemons, when round-
ing up the members. Meetings were held every
first and third Thursday of the month. Although
the organization itself was not a governing body,
they practiced governing methods. The council
only planned the activities of the year and were
considered an advisory group. The energetic
members endeavored to fmd ways to raise money
for the AFS fund. Among the annual activities is A
the slave auction. Other activities sponsored by J if
the group were: a dinner for the Greenlee Coun-
ty Association of Student Council, a Christmas
party and Christmas tree trimming, and a potluck
in the spring. The four officers and our foreign
exchange student attended the state convention.
HORS D'0EUVRES AND newspapers are enjoyed by
visiting Duncan student council members before dinner.
SCHOOL council PLANS
Year's activities, raise money for AFS fund
STUDENT COUNCIL members are, Front: Debbie Grady, Mary Ontiveros, lrene Aguilar, Diana Gonzalez. Znd:
Kathy Gordon, Jane Alcorn, Annop Pongwat, Lynda Vanaman, Louis Garcia. 3rd: Arnold Segovia, vice-pres-
identg Ruben Alvarez, Katie Pelusi, treasurer, Janice Wood, secretary, Mary Ann Baker, Susan Tanner. 4th:
Ruben Cervantez, John Enrico, Louis Drace, Gary Jones, presidentg Jane Williams, Patsy Huff, Jacque Martin.
The first social event of the year was the All
Girls, Party held on October 24. Several bright
costumes were worn to the potluck dinner. At-
tire ranged from Phyllis Diller to mummies and
gorgeous Creek goddesses. This year's prizes
for the best costumes went to Rebecca Ortiz, Ma-
. f f- ry Morales, Sylvia Sigala, and Mary Arguellez.
Girls were found in the gym when the week of
November ll rolled around adding red and white
trimmings for the annual formal dance. An at-
tractive setting and romantic mood set by a "Win-
ter Wonderlandl' theme was enjoyed by many cou-
ples. King Ben Murillo was elected by the mem-
bers and crowned by president, Mary Ontiveros.
Points were earned for the annual trip to Phoe-
nix in the following manners: selling Cokes and
programs at football games, and Christmas cards,
attending meetings, and decorating for the formal.
PRIZEWINNERS AT the All Girls'Party are: Sylvia
Sigala, Mary Arguellez, Mary Morales, Becky Ortiz.
GIRLS' LEAGUE CHOOSES
King to lead colorful grand march at formal
MEMBERS OF the Girls' League Council are, Front: Becky Hernandez, Mary Ontiveros, president, ,lan Weis-
hng, and Priscilla Segovia, treasurer. 2nd: Mary Lozano, Brenda Cockerham, Sallie O'Neill, lane Williams,
Patsy Estrada, vice-president, Jacque Martin, and Mary Rains, secretary. Barbara Hofmanzls not pictured.
331-gf: I H
535156 4 Q, aw.:
, .Wi Lg, A.A.,, ,,
iffifzjs-'1 G, ,
A ,gf Wg ,.,-
-..::: ..- ff
- ' '-1-5
1 1' Q
ig ,... .,
. 4V,, gg
. 5 4,LA. , , L,
,ai Q Q
X His - Q
V 'If 1 L 'b
A ' f ,
' a Q
fi w- Qggsawz
si ZZ if
Q Q3 ,, Rig,
54 'f X
' if Q.
'www . I
J. V. CHEERLEADERS, Front: Edith Luna, Yolie Gomez. 2nd: Emma Martinez, Becky Roman, Mary Martin.
Hold rally, bonfire,
lead yells at games
The spirit of our school is found in the student
body, but the cheerleaders ignite it. Pep assem-
blies are their first responsibility and they some-
times added spice by presenting a comical skit.
The girl quintet planned a rally and bonfire early
in the football season. Colorful and informative
posters alerted the students for the coming games.
With the change of sports seasons, there also
came a variation in uniforms. The varsity cheer-
leaders switched one-piece red wool dresses for
black shifts. The junior varsity pep squad added
their touch of diversity by changing from black
corduroy jumpers to drop waist, pleated uniforms
with polka dot trim. The enthusiasm of the eighth
grade cheerleaders sparked their classes' spirit.
Y.'NRSl'l'Y cheerleaders: ,lacque While, Mary Rains,
Priscilla St-govia, .lacque Nlartin, and ,lane Williams.
POM PON gi1'ls,Fr0nl:l.ulJcll Park
llill, Nlary Lozauo. 2nd:licb0cca l lei'
nauidvz, 'licrri Parra, liiuda Class
gow, Carol Fierro, Rosaliefluerrero
JUNIOR HIGH CHEERLEADERS are: Virginia Paz, Christine Loy, Judy Stapp, Barbara Brooks, and Bette Pine.
TEARING THROUGH the Pep Club's goal post sign is the varsity squad. The Wildcats' mascots watch.
Sponsors bonfire, pep rally, trip to Willcox
By painting signs and decorating student cars
with red and black streamers before home con-
tests, Pep Club members engendered school spir-
it at all athletic events. Membership is open to
all students in both junior and senior high school.
The regular meetings were held on Tuesday af-
ter school and before all home games. The club
sponsored a bonfire and a pep rally before the
Safford football game and later took a pep bus to
Willcox. Mascots Rhonda Sexton and Yolanda
Benavidez added color to the cheering sections
with red and black feline costumes. The spon-
sors are Mrs. Ruth Shaw and Mr. Dwayne Willard.
ENERCETIC PEP CLUB OFFICERS are Standing:
Terri Parra, vice-presidentg Robert Sorrell, trea-
surerg and Kathy Cordon, president. Sitting: .lane
Alcorn, supplyolficerg and Jeanne Alcorn, secretary.
The Lettermen's Club recognizes and honors
boys participating and lettering in one or more
varsity sport. During the final meeting last year
the boys elected John Enrico, president, and Hec-
tor Luna, vice-president. Before the Globe vs
Morenci game, Mom and Dad,s Night, the cheer-
leaders presented the moms with mum corsages.
This yearis Sports Queen, Yolanda Benavidez,
was crowned during the half time show at the Clif-
ton vs Morenci game by ,lohn Enrico. The 'Cats'
bought film for scouting movies after selling can-
dy and Cokes at home basketball and Junior Var-
sity football games. The Club also hosted sev-
eral sock hops this year. The Club's sponsors
are Mr. Truman Williamson, Mr. Vernon Fried-
li, Mr. Marion Morgan, and Mr.Dwayne Willard.
ENEBGETIC LETTERMENS CLUB OFFICERS, are
Hector Luna, vice-president, .lohn Enrico, president.
Sock-hops, raise money for scouting films
LETTERMENS' CLUB Front: T. Bios, A. Segovia, H. Trujillo, A. Garcia, B. Lara, S. Benavidez, .l. Toda-
cheeny. 2nd: C. Paz, F. Gonzalez, B. Paz, R. Sorrell, D. Gomez, J. Velasquez, S. Harris, J. Todacheeny,
B. Murillo. 3rd: B. Tucker, E. Altamirano, .l. Seballos, B. Vigil, .l. Baughman, M. Hendrix, .l. Enrico, L.
Cisneros, B. Villicana, A. Chacon. 4th: M. Montez, G. Jones, S. Legge, .l. Bradford, R. Reed, H. Luna, S.
Trent, R. Archer, H. Gilliland, B. McGaha. Not Pictured: B. Cervantez, F. Aparicio, B. Ramsey, B. Romero.
VALUABLE YARDAGE GAIN made by Hector Luna
as he follows excellent Wildcat bloclcingatBuena scujle.
WILDCATS TROUNCE DUNCAN
Displaying swift running and passing attack, the
local gridders opened their 1967 season with an
easy win over the Duncan Vilildkats. Though Dun-
can was the first to Score, the local Cats edged
ahead and the halftime score stood 13-7. During
the third quarter 25 points were scored. Passes
thrown by Cervantez resulted in valuable gains,
two in touchdowns. A fumble by the Kats proved
rewarding, when Morenci recovered and scored.
As the final gun sounded the score stood 50-13.
MORENCI CLIPS BUENA
With defensive and offensive action the fero-
cious Cats took their second win of the season.
Hector Luna bagged two touchdowns in the first
half, and the Colts were held scoreless. Buena
came in stronger the second half and scored 7
points. Late in the fourth Steve Trent scored on
an interception and the Cats remained on top 19-7.
N OGALES DEFEATS WILDCATS
Receiving their first defeat, the Wildcats went
down valiantly to a hard fought game with Nogal-
r . a
'wi lg .
id? ' 5
, , ,As gf ,nw ,ar -
Q2---iiwsv Pt 1 "f'f'tM'iii
FEROCIOUS CATS Front: Tom Bolles, mgr., Leroy Cisne-
ros, .lohn Zepeda, Chan Farrington,Tony Serna,Ruben La-
ra, Arnold Segovia, Steve Harris, Ben Murillo,John Si ala,
.lackie Bradford, Armando Garcia, mgr. 2nd: Tom Eios,
Retain copper ingot
es. The initial score wasafifteen yard field goal by
the Apaches. In the second Hector Luna ran ele-
ven yards for a T.D. Both teams then scored six
points each leaving a half time score of 12-9, Mo-
renci ahead. A recovered fumble bythe opponent 1
set up a play for a T.D. giving them a 12-15 win.
CABALLEROS OVERPOWER MORENCI A
A fighting scuffle with the Caballeros tallied a
second loss to the local gridders. Receiving a
pass from Arnold Segovia, Ben Murillo made the
only T.D. Hal Gilliland scored a PAT. The Ca-
balleros managed to overcome the squad 7-27.
LOCAL CRIDDERS NIPPED BY SAFFORD
Held scoreless, the Cats received their third
defeat from the Bulldogs on the home field. Saf-
ford defense kept the home team from scoring,
' Sa' Q E 57 ?
-Hi gs S , V
K 5 5 ii I in
mgr., John Seballos, Gary Gale, Steve Trent, James Todacheeny, Ruben Paz, Nick Munoz, Hector Luna, Steve
Legge, Robert Vigil, Lorenzo Lujan, Ruben Cervantez, Steve Benavidez, Ricky Garcia, Wesley Begay, Mike
Swick, mgr. 3rd: Coach Williamson, Max Nabor, James Hughs, Frank Zamora, John Enrico, Gary Giddens,
John Aker, Mike Hendrix, Robert Reed, Gary Jones, Marvin Montez, Hal Gilliland, Coach Boling, Coach Friedli.
eighth straight year, end with a 5-5 season
while the Bulldogs piled 20 points for a 0-20 win.
HOME TEAM DUMPS COWBOYS
The Willcox gridiron was the scene of another
l victory for the Wildcats. Receiving first, Moren-
, ci immediately carried the ball 57 yards. A one
yard plunge by Luna was the initial score. ln the
second quarter Trent boosted the score six points
on a seven yard rim. Gilliland kicked two PAT's.
Neither teams scored in the second half leaving
the score 14-0. The home boys only allowed 41
yards offense to Willcox while they compiled 241.
WILDCATS SMASH TIGERS
Remarkable Wildcat offense was shown to foot-
ball fans at Globe when they gain 270 yards com-
pared 'O the Tisefs 74- This l0lH1 led i0 H 22- TOUGH WILDCAT DEFENSE foilsa Tiger play as Ru-
0 victory, Pg-,img were Sqgred by Ruben Cervan- ben Cervantez assists Steve Legge in leveling Globe back.
INCHES FROMPA YDIRT hustling back, Steve Trent, rams Tiger and dodges teammate to boost score six points.
VARSITY SQUAD PLACES
One All-State, five All-Conference players
tez for a touchdown and Hal Gilliland for a field
goal, a touchdown, and an extra point. A last
T.D. was scored by Cervantez from the 8 yard
line. Gilliland kicked the conversion attempt.
MHS BOYS UPSET BY C.D.O.
Facing the top rated Dorados, the home eleven
could not overcome their strong offensive and de-
fensive play. The only touchdown made was a
pass from the eight yard line by Segovia to Hen-
drix. At the final second the score stood 6-33.
CLIFTON BITES DUST
The Trojans returned home without the Copper
lngot for an eighth straight year as the Wildcats
crushed them 26-0. A pass to Hendrix began a
51 yard spring to the goal post. Morenci led at
the half, 7-0. ln the third quarter the home team
exploded for 19 points. Following excellent block-
ing, Trent galloped 77 yards for a second T.D.
Luna then scored six points. On a quarterback
sneak Segovia scored the final T.D. Gilliland
made two PAT's. The Cats racked a 26-0 victory.
PUMAS TRIP UP HOME ELEVEN
The final game to Bisbee resulted in a fifth loss
to the Morenci High ball team leaving a 5-5 sea-
sonal record. Two runs of 27 and 6 yards were
scored by Luna, while Martin ran a kickoff 80
yards for a third touchdown. This left 18 points
for Morenci compared to 34 made by the Pumas.
The Arizona Republic chose Steve Legge to the
All-State Third Team. Honorably mentioned: Ro-
bert Vigil, Hector Luna, Gary Jones. Steve was
an honorable mention by the Arizona Daily Star.
Five proud athletes were awarded All-Confer-
ence titles. First offensive placing was attained
by Steve Legge while Gary .l ones and Hector Luna
ranked on the second offensive team. Robert Vi-
gil and Steve Legge rated on the second defensive
team. Honorably mentioned were Mike Hendrix,
Ruben Cervantez, Steve Trent, and Steve Harris.
Awards were presented by Coach Williamson to
several athletes at the November Football Awards
Dinner. The Most Valuable Lineman was Steve
Legge, who received the defense trophy. Hector
Luna was The Most Valuable Back while The Most
Improved Player was Steve Trent. A new award,
The American Legion trophy honoring Robert Dra-
per and Stanley King, was received by Gary Jones.
Bill McCaha was The Most Valuable J.V. Player.
SURROUNDED BY GLOBE TACKLERS fullback,
Hector Luna outmaneuuers them andfightsfor a T.D.
OBSTRUCTING RUNNING PA TH quarterback
Ruben Paz awaits Nogales runner for a sturdy tackle.
VICOROUS WILDCATDEFENDERS obstruct Globe recewer spath resultmgm a ultless dine or splralzng ball
'A 1-A is N
NF! Q 1
-1 A3 if xlv-uw
J. V. BACK SQUAD are Front: D. Cooper, F. Hughs, C. Enrico, L. Wright, B. McGaha, J. Marin, E. Chavez
E. Flores, D. Sexton, L. Williams, and ,l. Baker. 2nd: .l. Arguellez, L. Peshlakai, B. Morales, B. Martin,
N. Armijo, R. Navarrete, ,l. Brooks, F. Sanchez, .l. Todacheeney, B. Ortega, B. Trujillo, and O. Arguellez.
FIERCE J.v. SQUAD
Battles rivals, finishes with 4 wins 3 losses
The young Wildcats opened their '67 football
season with much determination. The Morenci
J. V. again had a hard fighting defense and a re-
markable offense. ln their first game the Wild-
kittens suffered a loss of 0-6 to the Safford Bull-
pups. The home eleven made a strong comeback
the following week by defeating the Willcox Cow-
boys 26-7. The J. V. gridders became victori-
ous, for a second time, by blanking Duncan 41-O.
The team traveled to Clifton and stomped the Tro-
jans by a score of 39-0. Then the local squad
suffered a loss of 6-9 against the Duncan Wild-
kats. Determined to win but unsuccessful, the
Wndkittens lost to Safford 6-31. Morenci again
encountered Clifton, at home, defeating them 31-
14-. The season was ended with 4 wins and 3 los-
ses. The leading scorer for the .lunior Varsity
football season was Robert Martin totaling 54
points. Coaches Marion Morgan and Robert
Epperson helped the gridders to obtain this tally.
.L - H 1.4.14 - 1' N ""vw-uf... '.
N' U. wiv-155i-sie. ' .7'w'w"cA'
1 ...fee-Q .+ve
V N . Q Av. . -..vXu:f-1.4-Qggir
gnu: eggs, uni: . ,
W. hr s,-I
Safford 0 6 6 31
Duncan 4-1 6 0 9
Clifton 39 3 1 0 14
Willcox 26 7
RECEIVING PASS F. Sanchez gains valuablcyardage.
J. V. LINE Front: K. Blair, R. Jimenez, R. Villar-
real, R. Reed, C. Moreno, M. Winkler, L. Garcia,
S. Marietti, R. Archer. 2nd: P. Daniels, J. Tibhits,
D. Reeves, B. Patton, K. Draper, G. Gonzales, A.
Robles, L. Serna, M. Perry, G. Brinkley. 3rd:
Coach Epperson, D. Ballard, R. Sorrell, .L Orozco,
R. Espinoza, R. Stacey, M. Jackson, B. Perry, .L
Lusk, D. Naccarati, R. Baca, L. Trujillo, Coach
Morgan. Not Pictured: K. Giddens and K. Cicldens.
Duncan 13 13 6 0
Clifton 3 6 0 1
Safford 1 1 3 0 0
Bisbee 2 2 3 6
Flowing Wells 2 3 0 1
Buena 3 21 12 5
Nogales 3 2 9 0
Canyon Del Oro 6 2 3 4
Willcox 1 1 4 0
LSLUGGING THE ban to help b00StM0 ,-4f,1 Urs victoryover'
the Clipart team, third baseman Arnoldsegoria hits leather,
SPRING SPORTS SQUADS
Complete spring season: diamond men 13
1967 MEMBERS OF THE BASEBALL TEAM are Front: R. Sorrell, manager, C. Paz, manager, C. Beltran, D.
Chavez, S. Benavidez, B. Archer and M. Mclraughlin, manager. 2nd: B. Paz, S. llarris, J. Baughman, A. Se-
govia, B. Chavez, B. Sartin, S. Montoya, T. Bruce, D. Gomez and .l. Todacheeney. 3rd: D. Maez, B. Mar-
tinez, B. Villicana, H. Gilliland, M. Burkhart, B. Archer, C. lrwin, S. Trent, ,l. Todaeheeney and B. McGaha.
1967 WlLDCAT TRACKSTERS ARE Front row: Chanlfarrington,Randy llardin. Angel Chacon, llerbert Duarte,
Kenneth Draper, Daniel Gonzales, ,lohn Sigala, and Frank Yasquez. Znfl: ,loe Cuticrrez, Peter Andazola, liar-
vey Lunt, llector Luna, Larry Cale, Joe Cabrera, Danny Ruedas, and Leroy Cisneros. 3rd: Larry Aker, Toni-
my llernandez, Daniel Begay, Eddie Flores, Ervin Brady, Richard llarvey, Leeroy Pena, and Fernando Arniijo.
Wins - 6 losses, track team attends five meets
With hits, runs, and slides, the diamondmen
opened their season by romping over Duncan 13-
6. Ruben Paz, starting pitcher, held the Wild-
kats scoreless but four runs were given up as re-
lief pitcher Roman Archer took over the mound.
ln the last inning Duncan scored two more runs
with Garry lrwin pitching. The Morenci Wildcats
won all four games to rivals Clifton and Duncan.
Opening conference play the local sacker split
a doubleheader with Willcox. The first game was
lost as the Cowboys scored four runs and the Cats
managing only one. ln the second game Willcox
was held scoreless while Morenci managed one
run for a score of 1-0. The season was ended with
13 wins and 6 loses. Ruben Paz won7 and lost 2.
Attending five meets, tracksters traveled first
to Clifton. Top places were taken by Harvey Lunt
for shotput, Larry Aker with the discus throw and
Hector Luna with a fast rtm of the 440. The Bis-
bee meet found Larry taking second with a mighty
throw of the discus and Harvey placed third with
the shot. Larry got fifth for discus at San Manuel. , ..... ,,.. .
OFF THE GROUND, into the air trackstar, Larry Alter,
dispays skilmxl pole raultingfor trackfzns at Clyion meet.
GIRIS' TENNIS TEAM is, Front: C. Sorrell, P. Segovia, D. Gomez, M. Rains, J. Williams, L. Gonzales, R.
Gates, C: Martinez, R. Manzanares. 2nd: Miss .l. Comegys, spr.g A. Velasquez, T. Montoya, l. Chacon, V.
Salcido, V. Montoya, C. Castaneda, R. Quintero, W. Hogner, R. Paez, mgr. NOT PICTURED: T. Ramirez.
Learn techniques by practicing many hours
As spring came it brought the many sights and
sounds of tennis and many long hours of practice.
Because of rain, the first matches were unfor-
tunately cancelled. The list of opponents played
were Clifton, Duncan, Safford, and Thatcher. At
press time, the team had lost five of the six sin-
gles played against Clifton. Roberta Manzanares
was the only singles winner. One match against
Duncan was also won by Priscilla Segovia. All
of the doubles played against Duncan were lost.
A boys' tennis team was just formed this year.
These nine energetic boys could not take part in
competition with other schools. They did, how-
ever, gain experience by practicing after school.
"LEFTY" Priscilla Segovia returns volley' to opponent.
.-P"'E', ,Y -
if QA JAM 3
av. N U'
'W Vw -hxr ,wwf-ws1fwiwB l5Q.,,
MEMBERS OF THE BOYS' TENNIS TEAM are: 'Abel Saenz,Danny Robles, Ed Espinoza, Armando Acuna, Ga-
vino Rodriguez, John Velasquez, Tom Hernandez, Harold Trujillo, Manuel Alvarez, and Bill Caddell, sponsor.
- My ,LL 'MQ .
QUICKLY SWINGING into action is Deborah Gomez.
As fall became winter the annual switch from
field to gymnasium was made and the Wildcats be-
gan their basketball season. The opening game
with the Duncan Wildkats resulted in victory, but
the following week the tables were turned. The
visiting Kats improved their mark and tied the lo-
cal cagersg causing an overtime. The final sec-
ond proved decisive as Duncan scored two points,
taking the game. Edwardo Altamirano displayed
his excellent shooting ability when he scored 37
points alone boosting to a 64-59 Win over arch-
rivals, the Clifton Trojans. The great December
snow came lengthening the holidays and postpon-
ing the games with Canyon Del Oro and Willcox.
With only three games practice the team man-
aged to seize second place in the EAC Invitational
Tournament, losing the championship by llpoints.
The first game was closely fought but the Cats
came out triumphant over the Hayden Lobos by a
score of 54-51. This left them tied with Duncan on
which team was to play Fort Thomas in the finals.
SKILLFUL DRIBBLER, Edwardo Altamirano avoids
Flowing Wells defenders and advances toward thcgoal.
VARSITY basketball squad is Coach Morgan ,l Sigala W. Begay, R. Cervantez, F. Gonzalez, lVl. Hendrix, R.
Reed J Bradford J Hughs J Seballos E Altamirano G. Cooper, lVl. Swick, manager, A. Garcia, manager.
49 Duncan 38
56 Duncan 58
64 Clifton 59
X54 . Hayden 51
S715 Duncan 44
'iflel Fort Thomas -L8
65 Bishee 51
48 Nogales 61
fL3 Flowing Wells 77
65 Buena 60
51 Safford 61
71 Clifton 64
53 Canyon Del Oro 80
67 Willcox 56
54 Bishee 69
55 Nogales 60
37 Flowing Wells 68
38 Buena 71
11 Safford 60
fl-1 Canyon Del Oro 50
gfffastern Arizona lnvitational
EXHIBITING side jump-shot, J. Seballos scores
two points against the Apaches duringtournament.
Win trophy in Eastern Arizona Tournament
The determined cagers overcame the Wildkats
in the second game winning by one point, 45-44.
This left Morenci tie with Ft. Thomas for top
place. Both teams were determined to take the
first place trophy, but the Apaches slipped ahead,
winning 44-48. Edwardo Altamirano andlohn Se-
ballos were chosen All-Tournament players and
the runner-up trophy was added to the showcase.
As the new year came around, the Wildcats met
the Bisbee Pumas at home, takingtheir first con-
ference win. After losing the next two games to
Flowing Wells and Nogales, the home five added
Buena to the list of beaten opponents. The squad
could manage only one more win in their season
after they heat the Clifton Trojans a second time.
The Cats excited fans in many close wins, al-
though they ended with an8win 12 loss record. 1n
conference wins the home squad won only 3 of 15
games placing them sixth in the A-4 conference.
Leading scorer for the season was Edwardo Al-
tamirano with an average of 19.25 pts. per game.
STRETCHING TO gain control ofthejumpball,.Iim Brad
ford illustrates his height advantage over Buena opponent
J. V. BASKETBALL squad is, Front row: Nick Armijo, Robert Martin, Jones Todacheeny, Joe Marin, and Frank
Sanchez. 2nd: Lorenzo Peshlakai, John Figueroa, Kelly O'Neil, Robert Navarette, Randy Armijo, and Robert
Sorrell. 3rd: Bill MCC-aha, Robert Ruiz, Andy Robles, John Tibbits, Roy Stacey, Bill Perry, and Hal Gilliland.
Finish successful season with a 14-3 record
The scrambling Junior Varsity Wildcats wound
up the season with a remarkable seasonal record
of fourteen wins and three losses. Morenci was
defeated only by Nogales and Safford. They also
lost to the Buena Colts, 90-85, after a thrilling
triple overtime game. ln the final contest of the
season the Kittens exhausted the Canyon Del Oro
Dorados, 81-61. Leading scorers for this season
were Hal Gilliland and Jones Todacheeny averag-
ing 14.00 and 11.7 points per game, respectively.
The local team piled up 1009 points during their
season compared to the opponents' total of 854.
The eighth grade team ended a successful sea-
son with a 5-3 record. Leading scorers for the
season, Manuel Garcia and Rocky Melton, aver-
aged 644 and 5.00 points per game. The home
team won both contests with rivals, the Clifton
Trojans, winning with scores of 40-38 and 36-34.
ALERT GUARD, F. Sanchez, prevents F. W. scoring.
We Junior High Scoreboard They
30 Solomon 19
19 Safford 38
-L0 Clifton 38
29 Duncan 26
32 Solomon 14
36 Duncan 20
36 Clifton 34
27 Thatcher 28
We ,lunior Varsity Scoreboard They
54 Duncan 46
51 Duncan 46
38 Clifton 35
60 Bisbee 41
40 Nogales 51
63 Flowing Wells 41
63 Buena 57
43 Safford 39
81 Clifton 37
68 Canyon Del Oro 64
65 Willcox 61
64 Bisbee 36
6 1 Nogales 45
-51 Flowing Wells 49
85 Buena 90
AFTER EVADING CLIFTONdefcndcrs, Tommy Hen- Eaffofd D 1 O if
drix hopes for two points as he attempts a jump shot. , anyon e ro
JR. HIGH SQUAD is, Front: Walden Bruce, James Seballos, David Romero, Gilbert Caxiola, Drew Isaacs, lV1i-
guel Gonzalez. Znd: Donaciano Tellez, .lim Griffith, Steve Hayden, .loe Peralta, Wallace Peshlakai, Gary Par-
ra, mgr. 3rd: Manuel Garcia, .lerry McBride, Rocky Melton, Tommy Hendrix, John Broderick, Sam Montoya.
ww' -gm? ffwg, . W. V,..., W, ,
am W wliyg N M 2.
1,, .VA 1L1 3 Q, ...L1 g b :5 A
W-wwalsfw 'Ps - 'SA-1'-eu. is :ev 1.1
?32'.f5f:5j5-.gg:f:u.fE,:ff' A Y"5gef4S2.Lf Q .-HL vs,,.?'f-J5?wfegS75S1??ffMEP?
Ks-.g,-whim-1 aigggfzffiH'v?i5:fv2' ilfzliw ,.1:5f1'.i,,. ' --
,i T 5 ,'g-jgiiigg. 'yfiihif' K, , Q f,Q1,, fggy- .- f 2253,
ffzew1!m,,2a-fmii:QH'Aw -,Q- gf i 'fa-is? 1 Lf-eg" -' -' S
- g,.1vuf:'1f, pi Q Lx YN 12 K ,
g um an ,... . ,A 8 isa, TM
5 g K
. ' .. of magma Pvfabmk
M. Advertzsmg .' W may be ma
W -PW, -A
vs x ' U ss' r x sw Y-1
3 xx 5 ,2 W ug
H, fa X ax
A 3 K
New Morenci Hospital, opened February 20, V168
Memo from the editor:
When I began this year as editor-in-chief of the Copper Cat, I felt
that I knew little and wondered how I would ever make it through the
year. I found out--it was with the help of many wonderful people. No
editor makes a yearbook. She is only a part of the framework. I
would now like to give thanks to those who have helped make this pub-
lication possible. First to Miss Marjorie Johnson. Without her this
book would never have gone to press. I am at a loss of words in try-
ing to express my gratitude to her. Then to a staff of some of the
greatest kids anywhere. They may not have always liked it whenl
said, "Re-do.,', but they did so anyway. They have shown patience
and understanding far above and beyond the call of duty. I can only
hope that I have given them a small portion of what they have given
me. I also wish to thank the following people:
. . . Mrs. Erminda Ivan for "pinch-hittingw and helping with ad sales
. . . Mr. Larry Goodner for helping with both candy and ad sales.
. . . Mr. Vernon Schultz for instructing beginning photographers.
. . . Mr. Frank Gabusi for doing our developing, especially rush jobs.
. . . faculty members who excused the staff to do Copper Cat work.
S 5.5-.AQJJX4 X
,X sc"1 qv-557100
I 43A zo
-3, 3 'illllll 5
N If - iff'-H171 '
'fs A my qssomoe
F DI TOR Susan Tanner adds nal page to yearbook dummy.
Suggestions in the Morenci High School - Copper Cat Yearbook (Morenci, AZ) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.