Morenci High School - Copper Cat Yearbook (Morenci, AZ)

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H 'sr , 'Ns' -'o i Q .s ,.f.4 .S 5 A we ' Q Y' in Activities 14 Student Life - the focus was on the fun, as well as work, for Homecoming, the Halloween Carnival, Junior Olym- pics, prom and graduation. through Cooperation 28 Organizations - where we worked to- gether. Whether planning a bake sale, a booth at the carnival, or making a year- book, we relied on others. in Competition 46 Athletics - we learned the thrill of vic- tory, and how to handle defeat. We won some and lost some, but always did our best. for Learning 70 Academics - we prepared for the fu- ture through hard work and dedication. Self-discipline helped students achieve success as they worked toward their goals. with People 80 Students, teachers, and administrators - working together for a memorable record of achievement. for our Community 106 Sponsors - helping each other and the school through some difficult times. It was with apprehensionthat we approached the 1983-84 school year. A summer of tension and violence due to the strike against Phelps Dodge had left us not only with -mixed ' feelings and emotions, but on differ- ent sides. No one remained un- igtouched by the events of the summer. i We began the year with many ques- tions. What would it be like at school with the children of both strikers and workers attending together? Would theiproblems of the summer carry over into the school as well? Would anything ever be the same again? s We were reminded of the possible difficulties when the press arrived to interview students the first day of school. Then, instead of the usual opening assembly, the four classes were segregated for orientation. Many students were upset at the loss of friends who had moved away during the summer. Others faced a - lonely year having chosen to remain in Morenci even though family mem- bers had moved elsewhere. A year of uncertainty lay ahead. We only knew one thing for sure- -whatever the outcome, we would face the year together. Theme 8: Contents-3 Cars gather in the parking lot of the general office preparing for the daily convoy past the strikers into the mine. Members of the Arizona National Guard set up tents in the plant on Thursday, August 18. Lr'i1"'Qx' 1 x e Located on the 1110 dump, a small city emerges following the arrival of the National Guard and DPS in Morenci, Over two hundred DPS officers were on duty at the plant gate when the mine re- opened on August 19. 4 Strike RVN ai 3' L' '7"N-.drum Y 44"-nu ki' A nik XZ iv' 1 LXWKW In mum Qt. l -'ill Q n I. rn. Two striking copper miners stand picket duty at the main entrance to the mine. STRIKE abor dispute breeds strife, tension and turmoil Will Morenci ever be the same? This was the question many people were asking prior to the opening of the school year. Events that had oc- curred during the two-month old strike had made for a very uncertain future. The strike began on July 1 when negotiations between Phelps Dodge and the unions stalled due to dis- agreement on the cost-of-living clause. Phelps Dodge officials felt that falling copper prices made it nec- essary to cut COLA, whereas the un- ions wanted a contract similar to that negotiated by Kennecott. In the past, strikes had been un- eventful as PD shut down their oper- ations while negotiations went on. This time, however, Phelps Dodge continued operating using salaried personnel working two twelve-hour shifts. As the weeks passed and the num- ber of day's pay employees choosing to cross the picket line increased, so did tension in the town. Strikers gath- ered in increasing numbers along the road to the plant, shouting at those employees who continued to work during the strike. Tempers reached a boiling point in August with the company's an- nouncement that it would begin hiring outside workers to fill jobs left vacant by the strikers. For three nights Mor- enci was on the verge of a disaster as carloads of strikers and their families rallied throughout town venting their anger on all nonstrikers. Then, on Monday morning, August 8, striking miners caused the closure of the em- ployment office. An estimated 1, OOO men, women, and children gathered along U.S. 666 preventing the even- ing shift change. Governor Bruce Babbitt flew to the area late that evening to meet with company offi- cials and union representatives. At the request of the Governor, and faced with the possibility of forced closure by violence, PD officials agreed Tuesday morning, August 9, to a ten-day shutdown and cooling-off period. In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 18, local residents were awakened by the sound of heli- copters flying over the townsite as a convoy of National Guard units rolled into town. Joined by hundreds of DPS officers, the troops prepared for pos- sible violence when the mine re- opened the following day, August 19. Although the presence of the Na- tional Guard and DPS officers pre- vented further mass demonstrations and the mine reopened without inci- dence, the resentment by strikers of those who crossed the picket line per- sisted. The strike was far from over when school opened on August 29 and parents, teachers, and adminis- trators alike wondered what effect the events of the summer would have on the school year. Strike 5 Before boarding the rescue helicopter, a man is helped onto the roof from the second story balcony of the Rode lnn Motel. A partially demolished Sears building stands among the wreckage in the aftermath of the storm. l iv ' 'I 1, il t. .5 i 3 -.3 Q, .aww -.,.:cff f ..- ings Q 3 - .. .i.....--... The Flood of ,83 Five days of rain causes devastating damage This was the flood Clifton-Morenci residents will always remember . . , the flood that destroyed the old bridge in North Clifton along with nu- merous homes and businesses throughout the town the flood that sealed off Morenci from the rest of the world for two days . . . the flood that canceled the annual game between the Trojans and the Wildcats and ultimately caused Clifton to for- feit the remainder of its football schedule . , . the flood that prevented the Wildcat volleyball teams from re- turning home after a match in Will- cox. This was the flood we'll talk about for years to come and which will be used as a standard of comparison for future floods. Although we knew there was the possibility the raging San Francisco River might overflow its banks as it had done several times in the past, no one expected the massive flooding that actually occurred during the weekend of October 1 and 2. We first became aware of the dan- ger when students living in Clifton and 6 Flood of '83 York Valley were summoned from classes Friday afternoon, September 30. "I was told the river might go over the bridge at approximately 3:O0," remembered Lorraine Moya, "and Mrs. Windsor suggested I go home immediately." Because of the flood danger and an extremely wet football field at Clifton High School, the annual copper ingot game between the two arch-rivals was rescheduled Friday afternoon to be played at Morenci the next night. By Saturday evening, however, the foot- ball game was the last thing on any- one's mind as Clifton was buried un- der eight feet of water and tons of mud and sand. The San Francisco River had jumped its banks Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Washouts on most roads in South- ern Arizona made travel between towns virtually impossible for several days and many Morenci residents found themselves unable to get home. Many teachers, including Mr. Roy Faulkner, found themselyes on the wrong side of the river. Determined to get back to Morenci, Mr. Faulkner hiked to the old "black bridge" by ml picnic area and walked across it Some people on the other side ther' gave him a ride to town. Reminiscin Mr. Faulkner said: "It was quite a experience! The bridge is an old rai road trestle without any sides. inched my way across the steel beam with my arms held tightly to my side Below me, the water was roaring u der the bridge taking trees and othe debris with it. It was about the scaries predicament I've ever been in." Morenci's volleyball teams, retur ing from a match in Willcox, wer unable to get home. Volunteering t house the girls until the bridge r opened, athletic director Tom Po ers and his wife had 44 houseguest for two days at their York Valle home. "lt was like a big slumber pa ty," stated Mr. Powers. "The kid made beds out of anything they coul find." 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I 3' B kc' fd...-, x as . -A '9 t X X in S ig k . x Szyf.,-' k . 5 3:4 .. . X A in-53 X . X XX-Mg W.:-if X Q' -X -. s 3 ' ' .... Jffss... Q XMQXENQ n,,i x 5 The End Of An Era Retiring teachers Joseph Galusky, Roberta Troxell, and Vernon Schultz as pictured during their first decade of teaching at Morenci High School. MHS says farewell to three retiring faculty members The end of the '83-84 school year marked the loss of a combined 91 years of local teaching experience for three faculty members. Due to illness, Vernon Schultz, a teacher in the district for 29 years, retired shortly after school started, and both Roberta Troxell and Joseph Galusky concluded 31-year careers in Morenci at the end of the year. Mr. Schultz came to Morenci from Casa Grande in 1954. Throughout the years, he taught all four levels of English in the high school, in addition to sponsoring activities such as dra- matics, debating society, and TRA- GYC Club. Considered an excellent teacher and a kind man, Mr. Schultz is re- membered warmly by his students. As senior Patrick Scheier remarked, "lt was a pleasure to have him as a teach- er, and because of him, l'm a much better English student today." Mr. Schultz has always enjoyed traveling and has been involved in corresponding by tape with people in many foreign countries. Mrs. Roberta Troxell began her ca- reer in Morenci as an eighth grade history teacher. She became the high school librarian in 1959. Her care and dedication to the job have been re- sponsible for the excellent library stu- dents enjoy today. "She knows every inch of the library," commented sophomore Murl Easley when asked about Mrs. Troxell. Student librarian Stephanie Harper agreed adding, "I don't think people really appreciate all that she does." Born and raised in West Virginia, Joseph Galusky began teaching in Morenci in 1953. His sense of humor and knowledge of science have made his classes both educational and en- tertaining. As senior Ernesto Llamas remarked: "I had Mr. Galusky all four years, and I always looked forward to going to his classes. He made his courses interesting with his remarks and was always willing to give help when you asked for it." Mr. Galusky's teaching ability earned him the "Science Teacher of the Year" award in 1974. The departure of these three veter- an staff members will leave a void that will be difficult to fill. They will be sorely missed. Retiring Faculty Members 9 riwfai g. .I A ll' .1 y . lfsifaifsisizfflisli Q, f Fans of the casual look, Darlene Lizarraga, Callie Maldonado, and Ernesto Llamas, prefer to wear sleeveless T-shirts with their jeans. Surfer shirts, worn by Tom Vaughn and Susie Valdez, come in a large variety of styles and colors. I ' ' if iii N, eww . H Y Vw 1.6 , 4- FAVORITES KIND OF MUSIC: Rock T.V. PROGRAM: Night Tracks, Web' ster 'I'.V. VIDEO: Party Train, Cum On Feel the Noize T.V. COMMERCIAL: Bud Light, Shasta SINGER: Rick Springfield, Steve Perry ACTOR: Sylvestor Stallone, Eddie Murphy ACTRESS: Christie Brinkley, Nancy McKeon EXPRESSION: Just about the 1- est, Hey Bud Replacing the multi-colored flats so pop- ular last year are flat boots, Vans, Converse tennis shoes, boat shoes, white pointed ten- nies, and Oxfords. 10-Ins 8: Outs ',1!5rXQ 5 v Q- N' 1 .. N... :ram r1f""""' What a difference a year makes! Last year's extremely popular ruf- fled blouses and full skirts were no longer seen around campus as the tailored look came into style. Oxford cloth shirts and skinny ties were worn by both boys and girls. "It's neat to have the guys coming to school dressed up for a change," comment- ed Lisa Franco. Polo shirts were a carry-over from last year and seemed more popular than ever. More students were ob- served wearing their collar turned up this year, however, and the shirts also came in a long-sleeved style. Sleeveless T-shirts were definitely Hin." Although they could be pur- chased for approximately 312, many students saved money by cutting off the sleeves of shirts they already owned. The movie Flashdance greatly in- fluenced clothing styles with its off- the-shoulder sweatshirt look. "I like its stylishly casual look," admitted senior Mary Cork. As soon as the weather got cooler, Argyle sweater vests were worn by many of the girls. "I bought one be- cause I saw them displayed in all the stores in Tucson so I figured they would be in style this year," admitted Leigh Ann Owen. Although long hair was still the vogue, it was worn short over the ears. "It shows off your earrings," explained Liz Abril. Big, colorful ear- rings were worn with matching beads and bracelets. Playing video games was no longer the craze as students preferred watching long hours of T.V. videos. "Night Tracks" on Friday and Satur- day nights was most popular with stu- dents. "Cruising" and car rallies were out due to the local strike and the county-wide curfew imposed after the flood. "To be rich and successful" was the goal listed as most desired by the majority of students, and "Mom and Dad" were named as the person or persons most admired. Ins 8: Outs ll , w mf, . -,HX ' w. K , -N . ww xA I . ,5,4.,MW: 5 wr Q, 4 1 M, ,- , y .4',,L kk, M Tj Wm, . , ,W 'f -.Zafm,,,V ,, V, N 'WM Q , L A W J fx, w'w:w:1.4 Q W , 13" f A vw9ff2fm,1.2,?' Headlines "'rv"kf"M 7 f. , 2, WWA -my K W3 ,W LM, , M, Y :mmm .' 'Z' M,-lm 'W r 'U ww lf.. 's A . - , V, an w .V fb, gd ,N ' f - Trl N W A WM, f- '43 M . A ,, f , w W, " W, Nwnvwwr, 4, I ' . fy ,,,u,,,Av4.,. . :Mi - WA, 5 '1CMmw,,'y" W?9Tff??w W ., w v.-,gym K, whiff . W, his "w54Qfi,faF1,',1 A , ,-BWV the fxrst in ,thewiiilh leg of the 's Cup. , ' M ,rf M,,,,Q,f , M. ' . , ., R ,,,, , Q""'meWw K, 'M W'Wmy vffvmagi if-M. ,, , ,, 497 ' 43, V V my .WM .L ,W -, N we-n.,.,, . W ,G . , uw, 1 f, ,Hwmvfy M mn 1'L,Wgi35XgeQ 2 -- 5, , 'V QM Q After much controversy, James Watt, Secretary of the Interior from 1981 to 1983, resigned following his latest verbal blunder. Joking about a government study commission, he re- ferred to the members as "a black, a woman, two Jews, and a cripplefl ABC's made-for-TV movie, UThe Day Afterf' was also a subject of much controversy both before and after its public airing on November 20. The movie portrayed the effects of a nuclear holocaust in Kansas City, Missouri. A strike by Greyhound bus employ- ees in November garnered national attention. Following the 47 day strike, the union agreed to a 7.8 per- cent cut in wages and a reduction in benefits. Sub-zero temperatures in De- cember throughout the Great Plains, the South, and the Midwest, caused crop losses estimated at approximate- ly S500 million. The cold was also blamed for directly or indirectly caus- ing the deaths of nearly 500 people. The biggest divestiture in history took place on January 1, 1984 when AT8rT split into many different fac- tions. A candidate for the Democratic nomination, Rev. Jessie traveled to Syria in January successfully appeal for the release captured American aviator, Navy Robert O. Goodman, Jr. The 'te ant had been shot down over n on December 4. The death of Soviet president Yuri Andropov was announced in Febru- ary. He was replaced by 72-year old Konstantin Chernenko. Shortly after his state of the Union address, President Reagan formally announced that he and Vice-Presi- dent Bush were running for re-elec- tion. With the impending collapse of the Lebanese government, President Reagan announced in February that the U.S. Marines would be withdrawn and stationed on ships offshore for as long as necessary. On the sports scene, Baltimore captured the World Series by beating the Philadelphia Phillies four games to one. In football, the Miami Hurricanes beat the previously undefeated Ne- braska Cornhuskers, 31-30, in the Or- ange Bowl on January 2, and the LA Raiders won the Super Bowl by trouncing the Washington Redskins, 38-9. Georgetown beat Houston to win the NCAA basketball title. The opening ceremonies for the 14th Winter Olympic Games were held on February 8 in Sarajevo, Yu- goslavia. U.S. athletes winning gold medals were Debbie Armstrong, women's Alpine giant slalom, Bill Johnson, men's downhill ski race, Scott Hamilton, men's figure skating, and Phil Mahre, men's slalom. The biggest disappointment of the Games was the seventh place finish of the U.S. hockey team. They had their worst record in the 64 years of the competition. Rescuers prepare to lower onto a stretch- er a U.S. Marine who had been trapped in the wreckage of the U.S. Command Post in Be- ruit, Lebanon. Terrorists used a dynamite lad- en vehicle to blow up the building. The first black Miss America, Vanessa Wil- liams, is crowned by the outgoing Miss Amer- ica, Debra Moffett. .D-w Ci: So loqdr "W x ,Mk ck 4.. g lfil'aloP"P' Five thousand Korean Christians gather in Seoul for an anti-Soviet rally to protest the shooting down of a Korean Air Lines jetliner in which 269 people were killed. Headlines-13 V. v vs-5 x -if 14 Mixfandag Eri H v.i.x?:4k2' ww X , Q - 'bl t 1 g Q Y X -f xfigim-:xx . K M 5 K , 4 K .- X . J N . B Fred Sanders betweenclasses N N Mmm-Qwmmxxk 'iw We didn't always succeed in having successful activities. Homecoming, minus the tradi- tional bonfire and car rally, was kind of a letdown. As a matter of fact, we missed having all those rallies that were prohibit- ed because of the strike. Pep assemblies were, for the most part, lacking in pep. Much of the enthusiasm that had been a trademark of Morenci in the past seemed to have been lost in the turmoil of the year. It was increasingly hard to get people involved in school activi- ties. An attempt to hold a week- long "Air Band" contest tal- tered when only two groups signed up. Still, some activities exceeded our expectations. The Hallow- een Carnival drew hundreds of people, and the annual school play attracted one of the largest audiences ever. Despite the disappointments, many students continued to try to make it a successful year. With this extra effort, achieve- ments were made which other- wise may not have been possi- ble. Wm N-es, Homecoming King, Andy Chaff. receives a congratulatory kiss from Michelle Maldonado. "All the world loves a clown" is Missy Lopez's motto during Spirit Week. Keeping his slave, Becky Tellez, on a tight leash is Chris Herrera. Student Life Division Page-15 Small but powerful, sophomores Marc Rue- das, Everett Gordon, and Duane Sanders de- feat the more muscular seniors in the tug-of- war. SENIORS WRAP UP CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TOILET PAPER I I I U ' I x 'Viv After failing to make the catch in the water balloon toss, Traci Flores gets a cool shower. By winning the final event of the day, the toilet paper race, the class of '83 managed to win the Junior Olym- pics for the third consecutive year. The class of '85 led all the way until the last event when the seniors edged them out for the championship. "We were leading when the bell rang at 3:12," sighed Martha Gon- zales, "but the seniors said we had to do the last scheduled event." The toi- let paper race proved to be the soph- omores' downfall as they finally gave up when the other three classes fin- ished ahead of them. Although most students enjoyed having the Junior Olympics held out- side for the first time, Aurelia Mir- anda was disappointed that the events were held on the football field rather than in the gym. "The fresh- men didn't have to do the traditional peanut roll on the field," she com- plained. Probably the biggest surprise of the day was the sophomore boys' win over the senior boys in the tug-of-war. "The underclassmen had never beat- en the seniors before," bragged Marc Ruedas. "It was my superb strategy," added Damian Tellez, who designed the sophomore team. "The seniors went for lots of muscle, but I figured more legs meant more leverage." 16 Junior Olympics . 33" H gg... g . g wg an sm, 'ks ---fs at ff'-. 'Ns X -irlf rs . whmm . KNHQ .s QQ bil' sms ...grail Covered with whipped cream, Fred Campbell and Steve Gojkovich compete in the pieeating contest. Cuddllng an orange, Kristi Merino prepares to pass it to Ricardo Valdez while teammate Bobby Zavala encourages them to hurry. . we .-.mike ln hysterlcs, members of the sophomore class enjoy one of the events at the '83 Junior Olympics. Victorious sophomores celebrate another first place finish in the scavenger hunt. vc cj JQVQJQ Cmjgl Junior Olympics 17 Celebrating the Cat's first touchdown in the 24-10 victory over Willcox are Cory Licano, 4320, and Tomas Borjon, 1792. Leading the seniors in a cheer at the pep assembly is Vincent Chavez. 7 ' X. 1 a".....1.w. Entertainment at the Homecoming Dance is provided by Robert Carrasco and Jerry Luna who demonstrate how to "pop". Homecoming attendants include: Aurelia Miranda, Erika Baca, Lisa Franco, Queen Liz Peralta, Michelle Batiste, Renade Kline, Julie Carr, and Evelyn Flores. 18-Homecoming ' 'QW-+.,3by,. N ? :auf At 'fl Ll 2 S. S MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER FOOTBALL GAME You had to be quick to catch all that happened at Homecoming 1983. lt was the busiest evening of the year for Wildcat fans as Homecoming activities were held along with the tra- ditional end-of-the-season festivities. Parents of the football players and cheerleaders were recognized, senior band members were acknowledged, and the Row Award for excellence in interscholastic programs was present- ed to the school by Mr. Max Peck, former A.l.A. executive committee member. Topping the evening was an exciting 24-10 victory over the Will- cox Cowboys, giving the Cats the B- East conference championship and a first place seed in the state tourna- ment. Originally scheduled for October 7, Homecoming was postponed until October 21 when the county-wide gi Homecommg curfew imposed after the flood made it impossible to hold the Homecoming dance. Many students, including sen- ior Michelle Batiste, felt the change in dates was good. "Since Willcox was such an important game, it made everything more exciting," she ex- plained. Plans were cancelled to borrow cars for the Homecoming royalty when Howell's Copper State was flooded. The traditional bonfire could not be held because the local fire de- partment was unavailable. Although the curfew was still in ef- fect, the school system received per- mission to sponsor a dance after the game. Reaction to the event was mostly negative, however. "They played too much soul music," com- plained Elisa Borjon. "lt was more like a talent show than a dance." Relgning over the Homecoming festivities are seniors Andy Chaff, King, and Liz Peralta, Queen. A happy Tonya Williams receives a corsage from her son David during the pregame fes- tivities. The proud father is Jerry Williams. Trying to eat their way to victory in the licorice chew are freshmen Becky Tellez and Victor Urquidi. Nh, Homecoming 19 Trying not to get wet, Ernesto Llamas, disguised as an old man, works in the t'Squirt the Candle" booth sponsored by the yearbook staff. Although not originally planned as a substitute for trick or treating, the school's first Halloween Carnival turned out to be just that. Because of the tense situation between strikers and non-strikers, trick or treating was discouraged by both sides. The carni- val, held in the multi-purpose room of the high school, proved to be an en- joyable alternative. Sponsored by Student Council, the first of what may become an annual event attracted hundreds of people. "We sold between 6,000 and 7,000 20 Halloween Carnival SCHOOL CARNIVAL REPLA TRICK OR TREATIN tickets at 15 cents each," claimed Lorraine Moya, program coordinator for Student Council. Participating or- ganizations and classes sponsored booths which included a fish pond, coin toss, and fortune teller. A "must" for everyone at the car- nival was a trip through the haunted house sponsored by the juniors. Jac- queline Cooper escorted groups of five people through the maze set up on the stage. "Some of the little kids really got scared," she recalled, "es- pecially when what they thought was .: ,gif a dummy sat up in the coffin." A costume contest was held earlj in the evening with prizes going ti winners in four age groups. An err barrassed Shelly Ruedas, competing in the ninth grade and up category recalled: "I felt a little stupid standing on stage in front of everybody dressed as a pumpkin." Stuffed witl balloons, Shelly's costume could bi heard popping throughout the eve ing. "I had to run from some of m friends who thought it was funny tc hear them pop and me scream." D K Amummy tramp ET Mr T and punk rocker are all wmners ln the fnrst through thnrd grade age category of the costume judglng A han' lects s booth. Awaiting the Judges declslon are pumpkm Shelly Ruedas and Aunt Jemlma Mrs Gxlbert Padilla. Count Dracula portrayed by Jxmmy Lea ,Y man, awalts his chance to scare vlsltors rn tha haunted house An upside-down Fred Sanders waits for his cue during a pep assembly while cheerleader Erika Baca checks on the contents of the "Spirit Boxf' Freshman Jenny Ferro flashes Halloween greetings on October 31. l Enjoying each other's company at the Homecoming Dance are Becky Tellez and Chris Dingman. Togetherness is the key word for the three volleyball teams stranded at the Power's house during the Clifton flood. 22 Fall Activities ORE Q- Fall ACt1Vlt10S I.. QQ? 13 5 -.E app! SPIRITS INHABIT HALLWAYS "Spirit Week" activities got off to a ghostly start as Halloween opened the traditional week of dress-up days. Other themes included hat and shades day, surfer day, inside-out day, and red and black day. "There wasn't much participation after the first day," claimed Erika Baca. "We heard people were unhappy with themes we chose," added cheer- leader Michelle Batiste, HAH the good ideas had been used in the past." Several pep assemblies held during the fall months gave students a chance to get together and show their class spirit while cheering on success- ful football and volleyball teams. A fun competition was held at each as- sembly with class representatives competing in a wheelbarrow race, ba- nana race, and licorice-eating contest. "It was gross!" exclaimed sophomore Anna Navarrete after she and Steve Brannon finished second in the lico- rice chew. "lt was hard for me to eat it since l can't stand black licorice. I wouldn't have volunteered had l known what we would have to do." ilifijl A group of boys awaits the opening bell on the first day of school. A bumblebee and a devil, otherwise known as Aurelia Miranda and Erika Baca, enjoy the break between classes on Hallow- een. Fall Activities 23 Wu-3 Andrea DeJesus and Junior Attendants, Anthony Padilla carry the flowers and crown for the Basketball Homecoming Queen. A member of the band 'ilmage' presents flowers to Monica Lopez and Barbie Martinez, candidates for "Miss Merry Christmas." On the auction block during the freshman slave sale, an astonished Lisa Taylor is sold by auctioneer Leonard Morales for S10 to Mr. Gary Walton. After taking a collection at her table, Car- ol Mena raises the bid on a freshman at the slave auction. 24 Winter Activities SHOPPERS CLAMOR FOR CABBAGE PATCH KIDS Winter Activities By far the hottest items on the mar- ket for Christmas were the Cabbage Patch Kids. The "one-of-a-kind" dolls, who came complete with a birth certificate and adoption papers, caused riots throughout the country as shoppers fought to buy the scarce commodity. Their appeal was so widespread that many teenagers and adults were as anxious to get one as small children. Junior Jacqueline Cooper was one of the lucky people in Morenci to re- ceive a "Kid" "I started screaming and crying when I got one from a friend for Christmas," recalled Jac- queline. "The doll seemed so real I carried it around in a blanket every- where I went for weeks. Everybody wanted to look at her bellybutton when I brought her to school." The annual basketball homecoming ceremony was held in January during halftime of the Morenci-Benson game. Retiring faculty member Jo- seph Galusky was the guest speaker, and Mary Cork, representing the sen- ior class, was chosen Queen. .ga S' t 2 2 5 i 7 I i I , MQ yr I, ,, 'T' One of the lucky ones who received a Cab- bage Patch Kid for Christmas, Jacqueline Cooper brings "Alura Angie" to school. Basketball Homecoming Queen, Mary Cork, is flanked by Liz Peralta and Junior Villagomez following her crowning at the Mor- enci-Tombstone game. Finalists and their escorts for the '84 Bas- ketball Homecoming include: Johnny Merino, Mona Sanders, Martin Gherna, Liz Abril, Eliza- beth Enriquez, David Williams, Mary Ann Lo- pez, Chris Scott, Mary Cork, Junior Villago- mez, Renade Kline, and Daniel Lopez. l'l'v"""""" ,. I I A I 5, J.w6l2f.!w:ffe1rup7-1qw:-r.:w1vw------ f- H l .lt Qfs Vf' Q49 A-J-ft 1-1'-Qfws Winter Activities 25 AND THE MARCH GOES ON. . . AND ON. . .AND ON Spring Activities If for no other reason, the '83 Prom may be remembered for having one of the longest Grand Marches in history. As junior attendant Anna Lo- pez remarked, "l thought we were going to just keep doing the March all night." Michelle Batiste recalled: "My fingers started turning blue because we had to hold our arms up for so long when couples went through the bridge." Leading the Grand March were the Prom King and Queen, Fred Sanders and Lorraine Moya. "Someone finally just told us to start dancing and every- one else would follow," recalled Lor- raine. Grateful couples followed their lead and the March mercifully ended at last. For a while, it seemed doubtful whether the Prom would ever take place. Problems plagued the juniors from the beginning as they tried to make arrangements for the annual dance. First, there was the matter of set- Elected '84 Junior Prom King and Queen are Marc Ruedas and Renade Kline. Participating in the Grand March at the '83 Prom are the '82 Queen, Mona Rodri- guez, and the '83 King and Queen, Fred Sand- ers and Lorraine Moya. "ls that me?", asks Andrea Villarreal as she points out a picture to Evelyn Flores at the annual autograph party. .rj- 26 Spring Activities tling on a date. Because of the various spring sports conflicting with pro- posed weekend dates, the juniors fi- nally agreed on March 12. The early date was unpopular with the faculty, however, as it fell during spring vaca- tion. "Our sponsors weren't real thrilled about cutting their vacation short to decorate for the Prom," con- fessed Leigh Ann Owen. "Iflit hadn't been for Mrs. Powers, we wouldn't have had any decorations." A lack of funds threatened the suc- cess of the dance. "Because of the layoffs, we had trouble all year raising money," admitted class president Me- lissa Romero. Decorating posed a new problem because it was the first year the dance was held in the multi-purpose room. As Leigh Ann explained: "No one was really sure which was the best way to put up the decorations. Plus, we had to tape every streamer sepa- rately since they wouldn't let us use staples in the new building." x 90, xv P, if ' 1 Q s E. A' - -J ,Q J , ii x 5351 -fir F . 4 ,wi P , g'fT.5'3'X?li XX ,gfxx I I a I , .8 1 3 if I Y A f f M125 -f M1 1 if 41 YQ? 6555-f W 5 3. nk fri' we 'Tl 'C 3, A Y-nv' --. ..:..,w A mnvvmnvw.. Vw r-V f C U ,f fwj rh Q fi? JU N J 5' Ugf'!C spr1r?f3fJrffY fjff , X' X ,ml yatftraibt customer booth are Sherry Trujillo and There Most school organizations participated with the Student Council in the Halloween Carni- val and had highly successful booths. Spanish Club held sever- al chilaca sales throughout the year and AFS provided some much-needed Christmas spirit with its candy-o-grams, Although criticized for their lack of ability, band members worked long and hard toward earning money for a summer camp in California. The year- book staff showed its pride in the award-winning annual by dis- tributing "Crazy About the Cop- per Cat" bumper stickers to pa- trons who purchased ads. Despite not having a sponsor for several months, Drama Club members presented a successful play in February and made plans to entertain students at the grade schools with a special program in the spring. Working together, most orga- nizations were able to overcome the problems associated with the strike, and made outstand- ing contributions to the school year. x X Wearing a Mexican sombrero and serape while working at the Spanish Club's booth at the Halloween Carnival is Angie Espinoza. wh st 5.7 cf-.qw ' Bass guitarist Charlie Boling accompanies the Pride Band in their performance of "Shak- A wild game of musical chairs is played by Spanish and French Club members at their annual initiation party. Organizations Division Page-29 Decorating the school Christmas tree on the stage of the multi-purpose room are Erma Villagomez, Gerrie Velasquez, and Marnie Locke. Attired in costumes, Student Council mem- bers Francie Rodriguez, Leigh Ann Owen, Mie chelle Batiste, and Lorraine Moya visit the elementary schools to tell the students about the upcoming Halloween Carnival. Carefully balancing the punch bowl, Su- zie Valdez and Kristina Richardson help with the refreshments on College Visitation Day. STUDENT COUNCIL: FRONT ROW: Teresa Dayao, Kathy Verdugo, Sherry Trujillo, vice- pres., Lorraine Moya, Gerrie Velasquez, treas., Kristina Richardson, Becky Tellez. 2ND: Francie Rodriguez, Marnie Locke, Martha Gonzales, Traci Flores, Melanie Romero, Monica Sanders. 3RD: Michelle Ruedas, Elisa Borjon, sec., Erma Villagomez, Callie Maldonado, Frankie Maldonado, Joey Yarger. 4TH: Manny Vasquez, Marina O'Leary, Michelle Batiste, Leigh Ann Owen, pres., Ricky Perkins, Chris Scott. Not Pictured: Barbie Martinez, Suzie Valdez. 5 .......,wx Governor or Ransom Kidnapping was a popular pastime at Boys' State and Girls' State, held at NAU and the University of Arizona respectively. Patrick Scheier was one of six dele- Igates from his city who took part in kidnapping the governor of Boys' State. As Pat explained: "We didn't have any money for a party one night, so we decided to kidnap the governor and ransom him for eight pizzas. We left a note on the stage of the student union auditorium instruct- ing whoever found it that the gover- nor would be released after we re- ceived the ransom." Keeping the governor blindfolded so he couldn't identify his captors, the kidnappers moved him from room to room while the dorm was searched. "We moved him back and forth while Lorraine, "he was returned un- harmed shortly thereafter. From then on, I hid him under my bed whenever I went to eat." At Anytown, a different topic was discussed each evening. Presenting a skit based on cultural backgrounds, Leigh Ann Owen played the part of a pregnant Italian women. "I borrowed some big sweatpants and stuffed them with a pillow," she explained, "but I had a little trouble keeping them up all night." On Variety Night, students in Ricky Perkins' cabin did a take-off of the Match Game. "I was going to be one of the celebrities," claimed Ricky, "but after they heard me doing sound effects, they decided I was better at that." The Student Council state conven- looked in all the rooms," ad- Pat. Unable to locate the gov- , the search party gave up and five pizzas, which was all could afford. at Girls' State, Lorraine was assigned as a secret service responsible for guarding the Kanga, a stuffed kangaroo. unattended one day, Kanga was from a table in the dining while Lorraine was having "Fortunately for me," said tion was held at Lake Havasu. The theme of the annual affair was "Dare to Dream" and students were encour- aged never to be afraid to dream of what they might accomplish. Accord- ing to Gerrie Velasquez, "They told us we should always be willing to try things without being afraid or putting ourselves down." Delegate Lorraine Moya added: 'iThe speakers were great! They told us no one ever has the right to take away our ability to dream." will-evoke-...f-.sms A 3 GIRLS' STATE AND BOYS' STATE RE- PRESENTATIVES: FRONT ROW: Ernesto Llamas, Lorraine Moya, Sherry Trujillo, Fred Sanders. 2ND: Pat Scheier. li N Y A AMUN delegates representing Kenya in- clude: FRONT ROW: Peggy Scheier, David Annis. 2ND: Darlene Lizzaraga, Joey Yarger. 3RD: Ricky Perkins. ANYTOWN REPRESENTATIVES: Tomas Borjon, Leigh Ann Owen, Ricky Perkins, Kim Gullion. Student Council, Boys' State, Girls' State, Anytown, AMUN 31 Lighting the "Mother:' candle prior to the S.N.H.S. initiation ceremony is Cristina Rome- ro. lnstalling officers, Michelle Maldonado and Donna Chavez, wait to complete the opening address. Signing the S.N.H.S. membership book at the spring ceremony is Martha Gonzales. .D ,-f---Mug su-wr' 1--H' Enjoying a game of pool, NHS initiate Da- vid Annis relaxes at the bowling alley after the pinning ceremony. 32 NHS 8: S.N.H.S. T g ' M 8 .1 SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INITIATES include: FRONT ROW: Callie Maldonado, Marianne Padilla, Frances Borjon, Lori Stoner, Anna Martinez. 2ND: Martha Gonzales, Duane Sanders, Mike Denogean, Hector Baca, Ernesto Llamas, Louis Lopez, Carol A Select Few Mena. lt wasn't exactly a banner year for National Honor Society initiates. Only three juniors qualified for mem- bership in the organization which re- quires students to have a 1.5 overall grade point average. "It's the fewest number we've initiated in the last fif- teen years," stated Mr. Joseph Ga- lusky, NHS adviser. Mrs. Ellen Vandervort, a past member of the Morenci faculty, was the guest speaker at the ceremony held in the multi-purpose room. Musi- cal numbers were performed by initi- ate Michael Moreno on the trumpet, and freshman pianist Kristina Rich Spanish National Honor Societ welcomed twelve new members mt its organization at the annual cerem ny held in the spring of '83, The i stalling officers were Donna Chavez and Michelle Maldonado. ' , s ' , r . ' l l 4 r ardson. . . . E ' 4 o n A member of the community Mr Lynn Loving was the guest speake Mrs Loving has been a Spams teacher for both EAC and Pima Co lege and served as a foreign exchang student to Mexico while she was i high school. 1 "OuchI" yells Michael Moreno as NHS mem- ber Tony Tedla sticks him while pinning on the intiation ribbon. Mi NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEM- BERS include FRONT ROW: Sherry Trujillo, Lorraine Moya, Leigh Ann Owen. 2ND: Er- nesto Llamas, Tony Tedla, Hulon Hayes, Ricky Perkins. v "1 NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INITI- ATES include FRONT ROW: Traci Flores, Michael Moreno. 2ND: David Annis. NHS 81 S.N.H.S Drying some of the 2,000 pictures printed for the sets of Clifton flood pictures is photog- S rapher Annette Lizarraga. O Helping to decorate the publications room at Christmas, sophomore photographer Fran- cie Rodriguez sprays a snowman on the class- room windows. 34 Copper Cat 8: Quill 81 Scroll Continuing its tradition of excel- lence, the '83 Copper Cat received an All American award from National Scholastic Press Association, the third year in a row the yearbook has re- ceived the coveted ranking. Another first-place award was granted by Co- lumbia Scholastic Press Association. Judges for both critique services were unanimous in their opinion that the '83 annual was ' '... an outstand- ing book!" The NSPA judge, who at- tended the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association workshop in Flag- staff, called the Morenci yearbook 'V . .the best book in Arizona - much better planned and organized than the giant books coming out of the Phoenix area." After finishing several hundred dol- lars in the "red" last year, the staff found it necessary to come up with some fund-raisers, the most profit- able of which was the sale of pictures taken of the flood in Clifton. Co-head photographers, Kevin Farwell and Leigh Ann Owen, compiled a packet of twelve pictures taken during the height of the October flood. "No more, please!" exclaimed Kevin after the photography staff printed nearly 130 sets of the pictures. "We've ha enough of mass production already, added senior photographer Stev Gamblin. Another successful fund-raiser we the sale of patrons' ads which enable buyers to have their names printed i the yearbook. Copper Cat bumpc stickers were given as a "thank you for the donation. "I think it was really good idea," volunteered firs year staff member, Murl Easley. L' was an easy way to make a lot 4 money for the book." With the arrival of computers in tl business education department, ste member David Annis programme the yearbook's headline count in the machine. "It took me about fii hours to write and type the prograr but it takes mere seconds now to g a headline," claimed David. Eight new members were inducte into Quill and Scroll at the annu spring ceremony. A buffet dinne which preceded the informal ini ation, was held at Greenlee Count Club. "Definitely classier than tl potluck we had in the old home 1 room the year before!" exclaimi Ricky Perkins. 1983 QUILL AND SCROLL MEMBERS: FRONT ROW: Sherry Trujillo, Leigh Ann Francis Borjon, Benjie Aguilar, Michelle Maldonado, Kelly Baker. 2ND: Steve Gamblin, Perkins, Paula Jones, Clay Flowers, Cristina Romero, Tony Tedla, Ernesto Llamas, John 3RD: Kevin Farwell, Rodrick Hogg. COPPER CAT STAFF: FRONT ROW: Dodi Stout, Julie Baker, Lorraine Moya, Sherry Trujillo, Francie Rodriguez, Shelly Ruedas, Kristina Richardson, Becky Tellez, Carol Mena, Debbie Rodela. 2ND: Julie Carr, Dianne Hartley, Lisa Taylor, Jenny Ferro, Martha Gonzales, Libby Chavez, Annette Rocha, Grace Franco, Beatrice Denogean, Christina Rodela. 3RD: Steve Brannon, Pam Willard, Teresa Padilla, Ernesto Llamas, Christina Dingman, Elisa Borjon, Annette Lizarraga, Mona Sanders, Murl Easley, Chris Hughes. 4TH: Steve Gamblin, Kevin Farwell, Michael Moreno, Tony Tedla, Becky Peru, Leigh Ann Owen, Ricky Perkins, Clint Moreno, David Annis, Chuck Boling, Joey Yarger. Not Pictured: Anne Dingman, Barbie Martinez, Joe Stoner, Suzie Valdez. 5 I 1 l I Using the Apple Ill to figure out the pica count, Murl Easley types in a headline on the computer. fwvl '1z.l',f", - , 322' .. - , A so 0' My Q N w 'lr 5 "W X .Ll At the Copper Cat's mock Academy Awards show, Debbie Rodela receives the "One-Eyed Pirate Award" from presenter Mi- chelle Maldonado. A happy initiate, Sherry Trujillo, receives her pin from senior Kelly Baker at the Quill and Scroll Banquet. Copper Cat 8: Quill 8: Scroll-35 1f"7 Rising from a drunken stupor, Renade Kline shocks Mr. and Mrs, Anthony Kirby, played by Kristina Richardson and Justin Flowers. Other cast members pictured in- clude: Ricky Perkins, Ernesto Llamas, Mi- chelle Batiste, and Carri Short. Acting out a love scene in the play "You Can't Take lt With You" are Michelle Batiste and Ernesto Llamas. In deep thought, Peggy Scheier concen- trates on the next move in her chess match with an opponent from Santa Rita. 36 Drama 8z Chess Lost n ove Drama Club's two-night presenta- tion of "You Can't Take It With You" was a rousing success, attracting one of the largest audiences ever for a MHS production. "We really had a good-sized crowd the second night," emphasized student director Mary Cork. "I guess everyone wanted to see the play after the favorable re- views from people who saw it the first night." Act One was several minutes shorter the second night the play was presented because Tony, Ernesto Lla- mas, forgot almost two pages of script. "I got my lines all mixed up," confessed Ernesto. "I thought Mi- chelle Batiste said a line that actually came later in the scene." Grandpa Sycamore, played by Ricky Perkins, had another explanation. "He did it just so he could get to the kissing scene with Michelle that much fas- ter." Ernesto had a different kind of problem the opening night of the Getting a quick drink between scenes, he knelt in a puddle of water on the floor. "I had to blow dry my pants before I went back on stage," he explained. Ricky Perkins' portrayal of Grandpa was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. As senior Gary Bishop remarked, "You know, he really does remind me of an old man." The Wild Knights chess team fin- ished its season with a 6-4 record. "We didn't do as well this year," ex- plained David Annis, "because most of our experienced players graduat- ed." Hosting a local chess match, Mor- enci opened the season with wins against Sahuarita, Buena, and Santa Rita. Two additional victories were picked up through forfeits by Univer- sity and St. Gregory. The team qualifying meet for the state tournament was a disaster as Morenci lost all three matches. "We nicknamed our vehicle the 'Blunder Mobile' on the way home," confided an embarrassed Joey Yarger. CHESS SCOREBOARD MHS 3 Sahuarita 2 MHS 4 Buena 1 MHS 3.5 Santa Rita 1.5 MHS O Nogales 5 MHS 3 Sahuaro 2 MHS 1.5 CDO 3.5 MHS 5 University O fforfeiti MHS 0 Amphl 5 MHS 5 St. Gregory 0 Iforfeiti MHS 1 Sunnyside 4 MHS .5 ' University 4.5 I MHS 1 ' Buena 4 oe lmrich. CLUB: FRONT ROW: Melissa Legatzke, Julie Baker, Renade Kline, Shelly Bryant, Cueto, Monica Lopez, Gina Franco, Becky Tellez. 2ND: Debbie Salcido, Carri Short, Julie Dianne Hartley, Peggy Scheier, Kristina Richardson, Suzie Valdez. 3RD: Ricky Perkins, Patterson, Beth Phelps, Mary Cork, Grace Franco, Lisa Franco, James Cooper. 4TH: Willard, Ernesto Llamas, Patrick Scheier, Kent Crotts, Steve Brannon, David Bouriaque, MHS 1.5 ' Santa Rita 3.5 WON-6 LOST-7 'State Qualifying Tournament Ea- i ,Mg CHESS CLUB: FRONT ROW: Norman Wil- liams, Adam Roman, Ernesto Llamas. 2ND: Anthony Vasquez, Peggy Scheier, Ricky Per- kins. 3RD: David Bouriaque, Gina Franco, Joey Yarger. 4TH: David Annis, Patrick Scheier, Gisela Kovacs. 5TH: Jon Kiesling, Linda Kovacs. Drama 8: Chess 37 FRENCH CLUB: FRONT ROW: Gina Fran co, Yvonne Moreno, Evelyn Flores. 2ND Peggy Scheier, Claudia Valenzuela, officerg Gisela Kovacs, officerg Linda Kovacs. 3RD Hulon Hayes, Pam Willard, Kathy Clayton officerg Murl Easley, officer. Sweet Messages AFS helped spread Christmas cheer with its delivery of candy-o- grams the week before Christmas va- cation. "We took almost 300 orders during the week," commented com- mittee member Annette Lizarraga. "We wrote a little saying and filled in a design on each tag before attaching it to a candy cane. By the time we were done, we all swore we never wanted to see another candy cane as long as we lived." When asked why she thought the candy-o-grams were such a hit, fresh- man Kristina Richardson replied: "They were cheaper than sending Christmas cards -tasted better too!" Another popular funcl-raiser for the club was its "Madame Gweeta" booth at the Halloween Carnival. Veronica Flores and Jenny Ferro took turns telling fortunes after gazing into their crystal ball or reading the tarot cards. Although MHS was without a for- eign exchange student for the third consecutive year, club sponsor Virgil Cork vowed to keep trying. "Hope- fully, conditions in the community will soon be more conducive to our host- ing a student," he remarked. Both the Spanish and French Clubs got off to a rousing start with their annual initiation party. "It was a lot of fun but very messy," commented Carol Mena. "We had shaving cream fights and also made the initiates sit on water balloons." Spanish Club sponsored a penny pitching booth at the Halloween Car- nival and held several successful chi- laca sales at lunchtime. Refering to the club's best customers, Angie Espinoza remarked: "The teachers are a sure mark when it comes to food." French Club got into the fund-rais ing act by selling buttons with catchy phrases written either in French or Spanish. 1 SPANISH CLUB: FRONT ROW: Gerrie Velasquez, Anna Martinez, Melissa Rocha, Irma Paz, Sherry Trujillo, Lorraine Moya, vice-president. 2ND: Cecilia Bustamante, Joann Sierra, Liz Abril, Carol Mena, co-president, Melissa Romero, co-president, Terri Anderson, Jenny Ferro. 3RD: Yvonne Moreno, Elisa Borjon, Teresa Padilla, Angie Espinoza, secretary-treasurer, Maria Cordova, Peggy Scheier. 4TH: Sandra Sierra, Kim Gullion, Martin Gherna, Ernesto Llamas, Carolina Espinoza, Lorraine Varela, Lisa Franco, Albert Cordova. 38 AFS, Spanish Club 8: French Club un, Checking to see if there are any empty holes, Evelyn Flores prepares the French Club's lollipop tree to be used at the Hallow- een Carnival. l l R X i Q1 AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE: FRONT ROW: Anthony Vasquez, Kristina Richardson, Shelly Bryant, Lisa Cueto, Beth Phelps, Melissa Legatzke, Irma Paz, Lisa Malloque, Gerrie Velasquez. 2ND: Jenny Ferro, Carri Short, Marina O'Leary, Andrea Villarreal, Francie Rodri- guez, vice-presidentg Ann Mendoza, Marnie Lock, Carol Mena, 3RD: Renade Kline, Linda Kovacs, Gisela Kovacs, Veronica Flores, Christina Dingman, secretary, Elisa Borjon, Peggy Scheier, Gina Franco. 4TH: Kim Gullion, program chairman, Frank Benevidez, Steve Gaethje, Holly Parsons, Stephanie Feinstein, Erma Villagomez, Shanna Gash, Jeff Best, president. Telling a fortune, Veronica Flores reads the tarot cards for a customer at the carnival booth sponsored by AFS. Paying the price for being an initiate, Liz Abril is sprayed with shaving cream by Diane Baray and Carol Mena as Mrs. Laura Washing- ton watches the action. l 1 I - I AFS, Spanish Club 8: French Club 39 VARSITY CHEERLEADERS: FRONT ROW: Leigh Ann Owen. 2ND: Michelle Ba- tiste, Mary Ann Lopez, Erika Baca. 3RD: Traci Flores. A happy Leigh Ann Owen smiles during the closing moments of Morenci's 34-0 rout of Williams in the opening game of the football state playoffs. Performing a dance routine at a pep as- sembly are Mary Ann Lopez, Erika Baca, Traci Flores, and Michelle Batiste. ,im ,., , . f 5--""" E ttttt E si., gig S X : x.,, .. --ms-sm+..i..,,N,g,am,mA ard Work ays ff Long hours of practice paid off for the varsity cheerleading squad at the summer camp they attended at Mountain Shadows Resort in Scotts- dale. "We practiced several nights until midnight," explained senior Leigh Ann Owen, "but it was worth it since we won three blue ribbons. As a matter of fact, we were the only squad there to win a blue ribbon the first day." Demonstrating outstanding spirit during the week-long camp, the squad was also awarded the spirit stick to take home. After finding out they would only be provided with one meal a day - lunch - the girls were shocked when they discovered how expensive food was at the Resort restaurants. "Just a sandwich and fries was S5.00," groaned Michelle Batiste. "We went to the grocery store and stocked up on bologna, chipsg and other junk food." ' Since there was only one freshman team lboys' basketballl, frosh cheer- leading tryouts were never held. "We were told the administration didn't feel it was worthwhile to have cheer- leaders for just one sport," explained Mary Ann Lopez. drea Villarreal. 3RD: Gloria Valdez. Wearing the familiar mascot's costume, Jac- queline Cooper is "Whiskers" at home foot- ball and basketball games. Concentratlng on the next step, Erika Baca performs to the song "Safety Dance." Cheerleaders 41 J.V. CHEERLEADERS: FRONT ROW: Marnie Locke, Christine Rodela. 2ND: An- Preparing for the weekend's performance, Beth Phelps and Grace Franco practice their flag routine. FLAG GIRLS: FRONT ROW: Beth Phelps, Maria Dominguez, Bernice Trujillo, Becky Tel- lez. 2ND: Grace Franco, Ann Mendoza, Lisa Terry, Irma Paz. 3RD: Roxanne Breshears, Rachel Saiz, Patty Pena, Anna Chavez. 4 Q 3 Clarinet player Sherry Kingsley marches to the music of "Billie Jean," a song popularized by Michael Jackson. 42-Music --f V ,, I 'a 'E . . .,,,.,,,,,. si .t...,,,,.:-,.-.-.- .Q Wt.. -.- if .-ww..-W A f-- F - - - v T I our .., ..,, fa M... me-.:.1g..4m.....:u. Q lift-,1 .... ? lt"'1"l fa. l'21'l""l.! ,TY IA' ' ff 2""! IV UU' rv 1 mfs , wx -wwgxwt. -. .Wx M-a r . ui' W :aww-effwz., I , " ., fm, in www, EW K , , , . , 1' N, Q-ywwiii , 1 in. M .Q -- I Wi uc' PERCUSSION SECTION: FRONT ROW: Beatrice Denogean, Darlene Lizarraga, Lisa Mallo- que, Lorraine Sierra, Kathy Verdugo, Christine Rodela. 2ND: Frank Benavidez, Joe Peru, Chuck Boling, David Jackson. 3RD: Brian Looby, Damian Tellez, Annette Lizarraga, Chris Herrera, Ev Gordon. WOODWIND SECTION: FRONT ROW: Janet Humphrey, Michelle Ray, Sh-err Kin sle Gerrie Velasquez, 'Joann Sierra, Julie Baker, Renade Kline, Dodi Stout, Melanie Romero. D: Cris Robillard, Missy Bruce, Dianne Hartley, Ilda Pedrosa, Deana Martinez, Francie Rodriguez, Anita Withrow, Chris Hughes, Andrea Villarreal, Marina O'Leary. 3RD: Kristina Richardson, Amy Wood, Kim Guillion, Sheri Durr, Theresa Denogean, Veronica Flores, Sandra Sierra, Yvonne Moreno, Melissa Rocha, Lesli Hogg, Shelly Wood, Anita Espinoza. arget of Criticism A young inexperienced band often found itself the target of criticism dur- ing marching season. "After losing 23 eniors last year, we just didn't have hat it took to meet up to previous tandards," commented Michael Mor- no. "Attitude was another prob- em," admitted freshman Lisa Taylor. 'The majority of the band just wasn't -dedicated enough." The band's problems were appar- nt when they competed in the Pa- ade of Champions in Las Cruces, ew Mexico. "We were out of our lass," remarked Becky Tellez after heir dismal showing. Instead of directing the band from he field as had been done in the past, he drum majors took turns standing n a newly acquired podium. "Using he podium was fine except for the ime in the rain when I almost slid ff," commented Chris Dingman. "We almost forgot the podium when we went to Las Cruces," re- called Joe Stoner. "Since it was locked inside the stadium, Angel Flo- res and I had to hop the fence. Using our superb strength and size, we hurled it over the fence to people waiting on the other side." Early morning practices were com- mon as members struggled to perfect their shows. For some, however, 7:30 a.m. was just too early. "I had a habit of running late in the mornings," con- fessed Lesli Hogg, "and Mr. Munoz made us run laps around the forma- tion when we were tardy. I really didn't mind it though, especially if there were others running with me." A group of 12 flag girls also put in long hours practicing their routines each week. As squad co-captain Lisa Terry observed, "Whenever Mr. Munoz said 'one more time', it usually meant we did it ten more times." 14 Qi' Performing on the xylophone, sophomore Annette Lizarraga opens the song "Shaker Tune." Setting the tempo for the band during an early morning practice are members of the drum section. , - Q A . S Q .. ,r ,WX eg S 'N s Ar. s .S 'S ,. ws Q, r r Q if 1 40W . 43 .ly Y is Q " f . K A . S4- 1 X3 xi . Choir members harmonize on a selection at the '83 spring music concert. ' TWIRLER AND DRUM MAJORS: Chris Dingman, Kim Waldorf, Penny Pingleton. ' "PR -r 3 me il -- A Gift or All Presenting their gift to the commu- nity, the band and choir gave a Christ- mas concert on December 12. With only three weeks to prepare, both groups felt rather rushed. "We really didn't have much time to spend on our songs," commented Aurelia Mir- anda, a member of the choir. "We went over them just enough to learn our parts." The lack of practice wasn't appar- ent, however, as the choir gave a per- formance which was warmly received by the audience. Numbers included "White Christmas," "A Christmas Song," and "Three Songs for Christ- mas." Senior Erika Baca performed a solo entitled "A Christmas Eve." As special to me since it was compos by my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. M seley," Audrey Windsor and Brend Tomlin sang a duet entitled "N Room That Night," also composed b Mrs. Moseley. ' h , h c e C n Erika explained, "The song was ver . . e c Even though preparation for t concert was brief members of t band felt they gave one of their bett performances. This view was shar by principal John Glodis who w' overheard commenting, "It was o of the best concerts the band has eve given." Included in their repertoire of nun bers were the medleys "Home Christmas," "A Christmas Party, and "A Christmas Suite." BRASS SECTION: FRONT ROW: Audrey Windsor, Lisa Taylor, Libby Chavez, Lisa Debbie Rodela, Suzie Valdez. 2ND: Anthony Humphrey, Angel Flores, Justin Flowers, Moreno, Eddie Chavez, Kenneth Windsor, Pam Willard, Tom Stinson. CHOIR: FRONT ROW: Kellie Rhodes, Sylvia Avalos, Cathy Gallegos, Christine Aurelia Miranda. 2ND: Deborah McDowell, Anna Pena, Claudia Valenzuela, Erika Baca, Paz. 3RD: Jessie Bejarano, Patty Pena, Tammy Esparza, Jeanie Snyder, Alice Gonzales. 44 Music X Nun 3 en- X S f , 5 if ,f - up Q' ai 0 i V5 'Y 1 ff' I ,Awww ,nm . f 4 3, MQ HK 'Q , , 2 Q Q - :M My vw Akyew , X . sz-Q . ,Q A, The toughest foe faced by the Wildcat athletic teams was the overall lack of support from the community and the student body. Never before had there been so many empty seats in the stands or such a lack of enthusi- asm for what our athletes were accomplishing. Beginning with the '83 spring sports schedule, Morenci rolled to one conference title after an- other. Both the boys' and girls' track teams and tennis teams won divisional titles. The boys' track squad won the Arizona championship while the girls lost the title "by a hair." In tennis, both the boys and girls took the Class B-C title. Baseball kept up the pace by winning the conference before losing in the semifinals at state. The Lady Cat volleyball team won their second straight con- ference title before being upset in the first round of the cham- pionship playoffs. The football team was undefeated in the con- ference but lost in the Class B semifinal game. Winter sports also enjoyed great success. The wrestlers had their best season ever coming in second at the B-C title tourna- ment. Girls' basketball won the conference championship, final- ly losing in the semifinal round of the state tourney. ln boys' basketball, a second-place finish at divisionals qualified them for the playoffs where they lost their first game. if r I ll' 5 . I' .. . X-. . v as ily i K4 in .5 . 'A ifjiflf Wg X i R ., wx, A., .. . X- - N .ix-' .te-A 5 :S - , V - ,- 4 f' , ' . . g -' 1.2: sw' ' f .A 'hw fi f f3f:fs'."Tf-:rat f-'st 11sXiV-tr MQ ' .-IFA I gi' " fm 4. . -K .- so Pegg ,is fs fwrqztft-X Q3 rppghfyf f v.. 1,-I A 4 .Jerk '-Mans 1az3swis.4a.tsa'l.wiiszff3rr,x:wttwaisftsfkhs.i,rffF'u.'...C..ttf- 33 .sv tk tr Brushing off a tackle, Mark Gaxiola, 439, runs away from his Safford opponent. Robert Carrasco, 53, and Steve Gojkovich, 1360, block for the ball carrier. A first place finish is achieved by Tomas Borjon in the 800-meter run at the Boosters' Invitational track meet. An elated group of volleyball players leap off the bench after wrapping up the B-East conference championship. Athletics Division Page-47 Running on another cold, rainy, spring day, Stephanie Feinstein finishes first in the J.V. division of the 400 meter dash. State champion Cathy Quinn heads toward the finish line in the 300 meter hurdles at the Rotary Invitational. own o The Wire Girls lose quest for title Morenci's bid for its first state championship in girls' track fell short by a mere 1 1 f 3 points. Coming in second in the last event of the meet, the 1600 meter relay, the Lady Cats failed to pick up the necessary points to edge Benson for the title. "We ran our best time ever," sighed a disap- pointed Traci Flores, "but it still wasn't quite good enough." Other members of the relay team included Lorraine Gonzales, Cathy Quinn, and Annette Rocha. Although Martha Denogean took first at state in the long jump by going 15'6 M", it wasn't her best jump of the year. She had set a new school record of 16'7 M" in the Morenci Boosters' Invitational. Liz Peralta won a gold medal in the discus with a throw of 111'3". Cathy Quinn placed first in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 47.86, estab- lishing a state record for the new event. Quinn finished fifth in the 100 meter hurdles and teammate Priscilla Baca was sixth. Baca also placed sixth in the 300 meter hurdles. The 400 meter relay of Priscilla Baca, Lisa Malloque, Traci Flores, and Cathy Quinn placed second with a time of 52.36. Donna Saiz set a school record in the 800 meter run at 2:28.16 and finished third at state. Rocha was fifth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 62.3 and Flores placed sixth in the 200 dash at 27.8. Sophomore Lisa Malloque came in third in the 100 meter dash with a 13.46 clocking, and freshman Becky Peru finished third in the high jump clearing the bar at 4'8". g ' V . Q , .. .... ii W it . i .,,. .. A . 3 f .sss ...fists . . .5 , - Q i.'f, . im. . rxsrg. . 3' ' we-53... f 4 .... . . - . 1 N K We figplkx qeulw- if gal" my zidlw.-Hx, M A . A ---- . s. 5 tim N.-sg X ..... T' 4 Q . ers' lnvitational. A , 4' L, , f 1,57 41 ,f 1983 GIRLS' TRACK Anticipating the gun, Melissa Rocha con centrates on getting off to a good start in the first leg of the 400 meter relay at the Boost Mem, E E PLACE Morenci Boosters lnvitational 2nd Morenci Girls' invitational lst Benson Lions Invitational 4th Willcox Quadrangular lst ,Morenci 1 Miami Duel lst i f Willcox Invitational lst Saffordllnvitationala . 2nd Silver City' invitational 3rd MorencifBenson Duel 2nd Cobre Invitational 2nd Morenci Rotary Invitational 2nd B-East Divisionals lst Class BtState 2nd S r x. 1983 GIRLS' TRACK TEAM includes: FRONT ROW: Stephanie Feinstein, Diane Baray, Deana Martinez, Shanna Gash, Marnie Lock, Melissa Lopez. 2ND: Leigh Ann Owen, mgr.g Sheri Durr, Celina Krug, Michelle Batiste, Annette Rocha, Kristi Merino, Carolina Espinoza, Erika Baca, Lorraine Gonzales, Priscilla Baca, Mary Ann Lopez, Leticia Espinoza, Nancy Balderrama, mgr. 3RD: Debbie Rodela, Lisa Malloque, Melissa Rocha, Marina O'Leary, Cathy Quinn, Martha Denogean, Elisa Barela, Liz Peralta, Michelle Maldonado, Robin Saiz, Donna Saiz, Traci Flores. Not Pictured: Becky Peru, Coach Jack Edens. Senior Martha Denogean sets a new school record of 16'7" in the long jump at the Boost- ers' Invitational Tournament. Girls' Track 49 so Me l also 1,,, , M MM-.., I P' I Competing in the field events at the Rotary Invitational, Kenny Bahschnitt grimaces while attempting to win a medal in the discus. Neck and neck in the 800 meter run, Paul Horn and Tomas Borjon place second and first respectively at the Rotary Invitational. W 1983 BOYS' TRACK MEET PLACE Boosters Invitational 2nd MorencifSafford Duel lst 4th I Benson Invitational Willcox Quadrangular lst Safforcl Invitational 2nd I Safford Quadrangular 2nd Silver City Invitational lst Morer1cifBenson Duel lst Morenci f Miami Duel lst I Cobre Invitational 2nd Morenci Rotary Invitational lst , B'East Divisionals lst Class B State lst 50-Boys' Track .-.ol . vw I Q56 i ' , A ew ,emo I ,o I 'W -'4nhn'Pfdag,r.w W 1983 BOYS' TRACK: FRONT ROW: Jon Keisling, Everett Gordon, Sergio Urcadez, Horn, Hector Salazar, Jimmy Saiz, Tomas Borjon, Pat Parsons, Chris Hicks, Steve 2ND: Kent Crotts, Eddie Chavez, Raymond Moran, Marty Martinez, Geoff Stevens, Gherna, Don Cates, Cory Licano, Chris Scott, Ernie Barquin, Darwin King, Charlie 3RD: Coach Dave Woodall, Joe Subia, Steve Chavarria, Joey Yarger, Jeff Best, Rudy zola, Andy Chaff, Joey Feinstein, Joey Merino, George Balentine, Artie Marin, Coach Nuttall. 1, .. Solid Gold Cats edge Florence for state title Down by 12 points going into the two events at the state track Morenci's hopes of winning its state championship in boys' track ng. As Coach Dave Woodall "Things were looking rath- bleak for us." The Cats' championship hopes on the shoulders of their long- runners - Hector Salazar, Saiz, and Joe Subia. Compet- g in the grueling 3200 meter run, reshman Hector Salazar reminisced: 'I was so tired I felt like quitting half- ay through the race, but I knew the eam needed the points so I just kept n running." Having already won the 600 earlier in the day, Hector came hrough with another first. Right be- ind him was teammate Saiz, giving he Cats a 1-2 finish and enough oints to put Morenci ahead going nto the 1600 meter relay. fadi Finishing third with a time of 3.32, the 1600 meter relay team, made up of Joey Feinstein, Marty Martinez, Paul Horn, and Ernie Barquin, put the title out of reach for second place Florence. Also placing at state were Tomas Borjon who was third in the 1600 meter run and Sergio Urcadez, who was sixth. Joey Merino captured the gold medal in the pole vault with a height of 12'9". He also picked up points for the Cats by placing third in the 110 meter high hurdles. Marty Martinez took second in the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 40.72, setting a new school record. Don Cates finished fourth in the shot put, Tomas Borjon took fourth in the 800 meter run, and Paul Horn placed sixth. Feinstein was fifth in the 400 meter run. Altogether, the Wildcats accumulated 78M points. Gold medal winner, Hector Salazar, is on his way to another first in the 3200 meter run at the duel meet with Safford. Accepting the Class B state championship trophy are Hector Salazar, Joe Subia, Coach Dave Woodall, Jimmy Saiz, and Don Cates. Long jumper, Joey Merino, clears 20'l" to take 2nd place at the track meet sponsored by the Boosters' Club. Boys' Track 51 ln a match against Safford, senior John Lee scoops up a low forehand shot. 1983 BOYS' TENNIS: FRONT ROW: Brian Causer, James Petty, Charlie Boling, Justin Flowers, Stephen Biles, Tom Stinson, 2ND: Ernesto Llamas, Keven Sterling, Clay Flowers, Benjie Aguilar, Xavier Denogean, Ricky Perkins, John Lee. Not Pictured: Coach Larry Roche. 1983 GIRLS' TENNIS Mus , 9 ssaffofa S 0 MHS 7 Thatcher . 2 MHS 9 Duncan S 0 MHS - 8 'Thatcher 1 MHS 9 Willcox O MHS ' V. 9 Cobre - 0 MHS 8 l Safford 1 MHS 8 Duncan 1 wow-8 ,I 1 Losiro VJlllCtiJX.T4iIlff1it't'lQtitll-in 1 Ist, I i Cobref-Tournament, 4 2nd Class,B-C, District Tournament, - ist Class BC State Tournament A Ist S S 1983 Bova' remains L MHS J is saffma 4 I MHS K6 ' - Duncan, 3 MHS J ,7 ,J Willcox Oi MHS, 2 '-gCobre pp 7 MHS, , S74 e Salford 3 Muse, J s -,fuunqanl if 2 worms V f f S umsreil it Class B-C District Tournanientf lst Class BC State Tournament lst Junior Angie Espinoza strokes a low return in her easy 10-0 victory over the player from Thatcher. 52-Tennis A Smashing Season TBHHIS teams Wm state tltles Both the girls' and boys' tennis teams climaxed successful seasons by winning the B-C regional champion- ship and tieing for the Class B-C state title. Senior Keven Sterling won Moren- ci's first tennis singles' title in 46 ears. Following two easy straight set ins over Superior's Arthur Jimenez nfl Williams' Jerry Pritchard, Keven d his opponent in the champion- match a tougher foe. After losing first set to Greg McBride of Bag- Keven was down 3-1 in the sec- Pulling himself together, Keven back for a 6-3 win followed by 6-3 victory in the final set. "I making too many errors in the explained an elated Ke- I iust tried to settle down and him make the mistakes. The long- the match went, the more nervous ot." Also representing the Cats at state ere regional doubles champs John ee and Benjie Aguilar. Unfortunate- y for the local duo, they lost in the irst round to a pair from Bagdad. 'We came, we saw, we choked!" said n embarrassed John Lee upon re- to Morenci. Sterling's victory was enough to Morenci a share of the state title Kearny Ray and Bagdad. The girls' team was undefeated in match play with a 6-O record. In the girls' doubles division, Donna Chavez and Cristina Romero were regional champs, while teammates Liz Abril and Rhonda Duran placed third. Brenda Carabeo took second in sin- gles competition. Beating their own top-seeded teammates in the second round of play at state, Abril and Duran ad- vanced to the finals against the pair from Tombstone. "We really wanted to beat Donna and Cristina so we would have another shot at the girls from Tombstone," explained Liz. "We had lost to them at divisionals in a tie breaker." The competition pre- vailed once again, however, beating the local duo 6-7, 3-6. Following the disappointing loss to their teammates, Chavez and Romero fell in the consolation finals, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, to girls from Florence. "It was really hard for Donna and I to get up for the match after the previous day's loss," sighed Cristina. ln girls' singles competition, Bren- da Carabeo lost her first match to an opponent from Florence. The girls' team ended up in a tie for the state championship with Tombstone and Thatcher as each team scored seven points. -F' lil! frrt 'PX X 1 A ' . 'Qu' . S . r Q . N 4 L M as , J . J X N: Ls .. ' 1 .... , . as , , . ,K S , .N .,,, --'-r N .D v 5. f 999 s Proudly displaying the Class B-C state championship trophy are Benjie Aguilar, Ke- ven Sterling, and John Lee. Leaping into the air, Cristina Romero re- turns a high shot by her Safford opponent. E 3 .., 1983 GIRLS' TENNIS: FRONT ROW: Kathy Causer, Darlene Lizarraga, Lorraine Moya, Kelly Miles, Callie Maldonado, Irma Paz. 2ND: Frances Peru, mgr., Frances Bor- jon, Kelly Baker, Angie Espinoza, Liz Abril, Donna Chavez, Francie Rodriguez. 3RD: San- dra Sierra, Christina Parsons, Cristina Rome- ro, Brenda Carabeo, Rhonda Duran, Coach Noralea Gale. Tennis 53 Wildcat teammates mob freshman Dan- iel Lopez following his extra-inning single which scored two RBl's in the Cat's 6-5 con- ference victory over Thatcher. Hustling down the first base line in the game against Tombstone, catcher Fred Sanders backs up the throw to first. 1983 J.V. BASEBALL TEAM includes: FRONT ROW: Mike Denogean, mgr.g Orlando Abril, Jody Rodriguez, Jaime Palomino, Fred Burt, Greg Aguilar, Duane Sanders, Damian Tellez, mgr. 2ND: Coach Tommy Navarrete, John Loya, David Williams, Steve Gojkovich, Adam Barela, Michael Moreno, Clint Barry, Marc Ruedas, Ignacio Blanco. Going for a strikeout in the J.V.'s 14-2 victory over the Duncan Wildcats, David Wil- liams prepares to throw a fast ball. 54-Baseball 'Q FB A if 5 XV X X .Al 4. 4 H.. .Q-iii. I W 1983? VARSITY BASEBALL g g Lopez wins one for the varsity It isn't often that a freshman gets to be the hero in a varsity game, but Daniel Lopez did just that in the Wild- cats' 6-5 conference victory over the Thatcher Eagles. Lopez was pitching a no-hitter for the J.V.'s when he re- ceived word to report to the varsity. When asked why he sent for Lopez, Coach Bruce Kinneberg responded: "I had a feeling the time would come when I would need him as a pinch hitter." Batting twice, Lopez struck out the first time. Then, with the game in ex- tra innings and the Cats down by one run, Daniel hit a single off senior John Alva and scored the winning runs. "I was mobbed by my teammates when I got to first base," recalled Lopez. "Needless to say, we kept Daniel on the varsity after that game," laughed Kinneberg. Morenci's 12-1 conference record gave the Cats the championship their first year in B-East and earned them a berth in the state tournament as well. Kearny Ray in the opening the local squad had an easy Against round, time winning 10-1. Facing Bradshaw Mountain in the semi-finals, however, ". . . the world came crashing down around us," sighed Kinneberg. "In the first inning Armando Tellez struck out for the first time all year. I knew then we were in trouble!" Gabriel Garcia added: "We were looking past Bradshaw Mountain towards meeting Hayden in the finals. Everyone on the team really wanted another shot at the Lobos." In referring to the J.V. Cat's 9-8 extra-inning loss to the Class AA Douglas Bulldogs, Coach 'Tommy Na- varrete stated: "It's the best game we've ever played against Douglas. Usually they beat us in five innings." Morenci had tied the score in the sev- enth inning but the Bulldogs came up with one run in the ninth to win the game. The Cats were at the receiving end of a 12-2 loss to Willcox the first time the two teams met. "We couldn't handle their pitcher's knuckle ball," said Ignacio Blanco in explaining the lopsided loss. The second time around, however, the Wildcats tallied 13 hits off the same pitcher and whipped the Cowboys by a convinc- ing 17-0 score. KX 1983 VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM includes: FRONT ROW: Jason Nuttall, bat boy. 2ND: Armando Tellez, David Rodriguez, Leonard Morales, George Connell, Manuel Morales, Louis Lopez. 3RD: Todd Hammett, mgr.g Anthony James, Kevin Clemmer, Daniel Lopez, Gilbert Valenzuela, Tommy James, Dale Garner, Paul Dunagan, mgr. 4TH: Gabriel Garcia, Michael Navarrete, Tony Castaneda, Fred Sanders, Mick Ruiz, Coach Bruce Kinneberg. Not Pictured: Steve Mendoza. MHS Safford MHS 5 Cobre MHS 6 Thatcher my 9. I ,Tombstone iii, giinoushs . . fi -ii' s is Dwiswl i i ijMH5gl 32-fs.: Clifton . I MI-ISI, T14 - ' Willcox. ' I MHS 6 Benson Ml-IS 9 Benson MHS 6 Thatcher . MHS-N12.- . . . Duncan Q ilii Q MHS. giii .l', .Hayden . .HMHS li-i 13153 ,l-, 'jSMiami. ' -MHS: 15.9 Duncan ' AMI-IS f 91 i . Willcox I MHS 13 Tombstone MHS . Willcox ,MHS 4, Clifton 1 -.ii R219 A fi-i5MH5ilEff 325 Q-siffplfadsllaw Mf- . ,-,- - ,ikkkk L. I 1983 J.V. BASEBALL MHS 4 Safford MHS 5 Cobrei MHS O A-Cobre MHS 8 r .Thatcher MHS. 6. I Clifton Iggy,-MHS., .8 . Douglas -FMHSH .i.i 14- .ili i.i.ii Dvmcsni . fQffMHSf ,l, A ii.ll..t.ll Willcox M1-xs113f ri.. p .Clifton MHS 8 Thatcher MHS' 7 . Duncan MHS 17 Willcox MHS 11 Benson MHS 2 Benson WON99 ,- - f LOST-5 -1 13 0 6 1 A 2 5 5 3 5 2 5 1 5 1 4 1 3 1 4 0 13 7 1 0 9 2 12 8 I4 5 0 5 11 1 Third baseman Steve Mendoza slides into third after hitting a triple in Morenci's 9-1 conference victory over Willcox. Baseball-55 S 'we N rl ah x iii yi Q.. With her back to the net, Anna Navarrete T A R concentrates on her set while Becky Peru, 15, n watches the action.' it VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Duncan 4-15, 15-2, 15-6 Willcox 15-7,5-15,15-7 Lordsburg 15-5, 15-3 - Thatcher 15-10, 15-12 ' Benson 15-6, 9-15, 15-10 ' Clifton 15-10, 6-15, 15-3 ' Willcox 15-4, 15-9 ' Tombstone 3-15, 15-9, 15-13 ' Duncan 13-15, 15-8, 15-8 Lordsburg 15-1, 15-7 Clifton 15-4, 11-15, 16-14 Clifton 15.8, 15.9 0 Tombstone 15-11, 16-14 -'Clifton 8-15, 15-4, 15-11 W Joseph City 15-8, 8-15, 8-15 WON-14 LOST-1 'Conference Match 'Divisionals "'State Tournament Volleyball team repeats as B-East champs Winning all their regular season matches, the Lady Cats captured their second straight B-East confer- ence championship. The only thing marring an other- wise perfect season was the loss to Joseph City in the first round of the state tournament. "Going undefeated for the first time in history was great," commented Coach Noralea Gale, "but the ending upset was a nightmare." Four exciting matches with Clifton highlighted the schedule. All but one match went three games with the Cats often coming from behind to win the set. Down 10-0 in the opening game the first time the two teams met, the girls stopped Clifton cold and won 15-10. "We couldn't get it together at first," commented Veroni- ca Flores, "but when we did, we had 15 unanswered points." Returning from their match in Will- cox on Saturday, October 1, the get back to Morenci because of th flood in Clifton. The girls ended u spending two days and nights at th York Valley home of athletic directo Tom Powers and his family. "It was like a big slumber party the firsi night," recalled team statisticiar Stephanie Harper, "but the seconc night everyone was tired and grouchy and just wanted to sleep." 1 , . . . . I e c e three volleyball teams were unable tc c lf e 1 With 44 people in the house in cluding some stranded parents o players sleeping facilities were rathe limited. "Neighbors brought all th extra blankets and pillows they ha and we just camped out all over th house," laughed senior Caroline Espinoza. Cooking for so many people was quite an experience, too. After fixing pancakes for everyone the second morning, Coach Gale remarked: "Ii reminded me of my youth when l used to cook for roundups on our ranch in Klondykef' t1"" i ... 4 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL includes: FRONT ROW: Liz Peralta, Angie Espinoza. Tammy Esparza, linesmang Coach Noralea Gale, Carolina Espinoza, Veronica Flores, Peru, Callie Maldonado, Stephanie Harper, mgr. 3RD: Amira Maza, mgr., Elisa Borjon, Saiz, Anna Navarrete, Liz Abril, Claudia Valenzuela, Deana Martinez, linesman. 56 Varsity Volleyball .,-Q X 'Qff Q X SW SSE x ..f 5 2 n .sw v . f .fg . v' M gum .WJ- A0- ' lfffseiwi Q. .. -- W iii ' ii ,..g3 gifs' K x ai.. 4. .. 1 K. K Af awww K.. g .. ' 'Q-QM j .... , - ' W 4,1 . S. -mgixf E3 R Q Q ...QSX -. u kt X.. O S 'L I ff. f' X If ...Q - 6 I .V 8 1 N .N Y . F ' - 1 fm F 85 Q s . S .1 '-2-L2 Q MV' X Qs. if fiA . .. X 3 9 . . , . K, -X . '.,a K! t 5: Li. A ' Y Vik. .fm Gang tackling a Thatcher Eagle in the J .V.'s 38-0 win are 424, Raul Dayaog 389, Jamie Palominog 350, Clint Burke, and 410, Steve Wene. Diving for the ball, Marina O'Leary makes the save in the J,V.'s victory over the Willcox Cowgirls. if. - Aww I -'wFi?f'ii"As ' '- H,- 58 Frosh 8: J.V. Volleyball 81 J.V. Football Second and Heroes Frosh and J .V.'s achieve success Competing in the varsity's rejects didn't stop the freshmen and ,J .V.'s as all three teams coasted to impressive seasons. For the J.V. football team, their closing game against Safford was the highlight of the year as the Cats avenged an earlier 12-0 defeat. "We weren't ready for them the first time," commented sophomore John- ny Loya. "When we played them again at the end of the season, we felt like we just had to win!" Down '7-0 in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats scored on a 20-yard run by Orlando Abril. Then on the extra point attempt, kicker Daniel Lopez' faked the punt and ran it in for two points giving Morenci an 8-7 win. It was the first victory for the local squad over a Safford J.V. football team since 1972. The J .V. volleyball team was unde- mg to Annette Rocha Bens was by far our best game. It was exc' ing, everyone played, and we a worked together!"' Losing the first game 5-15, the gir won the second, 15-7. The third an decisive game was a see-saw batt with Shelly Ruedas serving an ace fc the winning point. The two losses for the freshma volleyball squad came against riva Clifton and Safford. After losing tl' second half of a doubleheader wit the Bulldogs, a dejected Libby Ch. vez sighed, " , . . we completely lo our cool. Our serves were weak an everyone just gave up." 1 l l feated with an 11-0 record. Accorr . , aa 4 F I O 1 Named MVP s for the squads we Orlando Abril and Steve Gojkovic J.V. football, Carol Mena, J.V. volle. ball, and Anne Dingmang freshma volleyball. J.V. FOOTBALL MHS Superior MHS Safford MHS 38 Thatcher MHS 9 Benson MHS Duncan MHS Duncan MHS Douglas MHS Willcox MHS Safford WON-8 LOST-1 J.V. VOLLEYBALL Duncan 15-4, 15-1 Willcox 15-2, 15-11 Lordsburg 15-3, 15-11 Thatcher 15-9, 15-3 Benson 5-15, 15-7 1614 Clifton 15-4, 15-13 Willcox 15-6, 13-15 2 Tombstone 15-3, 15-3 Safford 8-15, 15-13 1 Duncan 15-12, 15-7 Lordsburg 15-4, 15-1 WON-11 LOST-0 FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL Duncan 15-11, 15-13 Willcox 15-2, 15-10 Thatcher 15-11, 15-4 Clifton 9-15, 2-15 Clifton 15-8, 1-15. 59 Clifton 6-15, 15-12 158 Willcox 13-15, 15-6 53 Safford 15-12, 7-15 18 16 Safford 11-15, 7-15 Duncan h 15-1, 15-13 WON-8 LOST-2 VOLLEYBALL TEAM Coach Noralea Gale Monica Lopez Tracy Ruedas Bumping the ball to the setter is 5122 Tere Rhodes Lisa Cueto Shelly Bryant Kathy Verdugo Kristina Richardson Teresa Dayao sa Dayao. Shelly Bryant, if 15, watches the y Chavez Monica Jimenez Mona Sanders Not Pictured Anne Dingman action in the match against Safford Frosh 8: J.V. Volleyball 8: J V Football 59 Halfback Cory Licano, 4320, picks up yard- age on a quick-pitch play as tackle Brent Ro- man, -7361, leads the block in the 34-21 loss to Safford. Watching the game from the sidelines as Morenci builds a convincing 44-6 lead over Tombstone is right-outside linebacker Leon- ard Morales. c 1ssscscc ESE F 5? ,, - " W 'sm' V 1 as ,.,. x .r. -. ' V A Q F sax FK T x - rs I r. VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM: FRONT ROW: Steve Gamblin, Johnny Velasquez, Sergio Urcadez, Richard Martinez, Leonard Morales, Joe Ortiz. 2ND: Dale Garner, Chris Scott, David Williams, Duane Sanders, Mike Denogean, Eddie Chavez. 3RD: Gabriel Garcia, Tomas Borjon, Cory Licano, Steve Mendoza, Joey Yarger, Damian Tellez. 4TH: Tony Tedla, Fred Campbell, George Balentine, Ernie Barquin, Gilbert Valenzuela, Mark Ruedas. STH: Everett Gordon, Brent Roman, Brian Vallejo, Johnny Merino, Fred Sanders, Anthony James. 6TH: Reed Goodwin, statistician, Kenneth Bahscnitt, Vincent Chavez, Frank Maldonado, Andy Chaff, Martin Gherna, manager, 7TH: Assistant Coach Joe Hernandez, Assistant Coach Bruce Kinne- berg, Head Coach Jack Edens, Greg Aguilar, manager. Not Pictured: Jimmy Saiz, manager. 60 Varsity Football orgotten Success Cats capture conference title Experience was a big factor as a enior dominated team won the B- ast conference championship. 'After enduring losing seasons the ast two years, we had a great time his year," remarked Tony Tedla. 'We had more of a team effort rather than individual performances." New head coach Jack Edens was amed coach-of-the-year by both the astem Arizona Courier and the -East conference for his efforts in eading the team to a 9-2 record. The Cats experienced much suc- ess as their only regular season loss ame at the hands of Class A Safford. eading 21-7 at the half, Morenci suf- ered a second-half collaspe that re- ulted in a Bulldog victory. Undefeated in the conference, Will- proved to be the only B-East op- capable of giving the Cats any competition. Even so, Morenci won handily, 24-10, in the championship showdown. With the win over the Cowboys, Morenci hosted the 4752 seed from the West, Williams, in the first round of the state tournament. A strong de- fense held the Vikings to only 28 yards rushing and 81 yards passing. En route to a 38-O romp, the Cats picked up 294 yards, 246 of those on the ground. I-leading into the semi-finals against Blue Ridge, Morenci hoped for an up- set against the ifl ranked Yellow- jackets. Such was not the case, how- ever, as the Cats never got any of- fense rolling and were shut out 22-0. "We thought we were ready, but we weren't," said a disappointed Richard Martinez. "They came out and whipped us." pulls Running the chains in a Saturday morning J.V. game is senior lineman Chris Scott. an i - -- ., 1 VARSITY FOOTBALL MHS S42 ,Superior 6 Q .MHS '21, 3 Silffvfd 34 ' A MHS -31' ,.,Sf rsl- , isA'f.. Cfhatcher S' 6 TQ MHS' ssiss 48 rscsi -,.is c Beam 6 1 1 A-:T-fCllft0K1h 0 MHSC44 1 Tombstone 6 is MHS A 34 A , ' Duncan 0 ,A MHS 24 - if Willcox 10 c MHS 227, A Cobre 2 . Ml-IS '38 rf Williams O L MHS .. 0 'Blue Ridge 22 T wow-92 j i LOST-2 K A -A ' . 'Conference A "State Playoffs AA.,i ' On a sweep play 45533, Fred Sanders, blocks for running back Dale Garner, 4310, in the Cats semi-final loss at state. L Varsity Football-61 A Welcome Surprise om1.s'vAnsn'v BASKETBALL i Lady Cats roll to COIlfe1'eIlC6 title MHS 39 Safford 28 MHS 47 ' Clifton 44 MHS 37 ' Benson 47 After losing four of their five start- tall player was a new experience for MHS 35 Saffofd 55 ers from last year's squad no one the girls and f' , , , we were a little MHS 42 " Thatcher 39 l. . ' MHS 41 ., Willcox 28 really expected the young, inexperi- nervous," admitted sophomore I MHS 40 i. Pima s 39 enced '83-84 team to dominate the Becky Peru. "We put a lot of pres- MHS 24 " Safford 36 conference. But dominate they did, sure on their big girl all night," added MHS 44 ' T0f1'1b5f0n9 36 winning the B-East title by a two-game Erma Villagomez, "Somebody always A' lgillcffx margin over Benson. played both in front and in back of I MHS 47 . Wcgfoics 28 The Lady Cats Only YQQUIHI' 5235011 her which effectively kept Tammy MHS 44 - Duncan 40 conference loss was to the Benson frgm going to the inside," I MHS 49 ' Thatcher 41 Bobcats by a score of 37-47 the first With the 40-26 Wm over Ajo, Mor. MHS 45 ' Duncan 21 time the two teams met. In the return enci then faced Blue Ridge in the 1 giziiflty bout at home, the local squad came semifinals. Ahead by ten points only MHS 44 . Clifton 26 out on top by seven points. two minutes into the second quarter, MHS 58 - Tombstone 37 Benson gained some revenge in the Morenci center Becky Peru was side- MHS 46 "' Clifton 44 finals of the district tournament by lined with a twisted ankle. By half MHS 37 390800 39 downing the Cats, 39-37. The victory time, Blue Ridge had pulled to withi gg s W Size Rid ei by the Bobcats gave them the 4751 one point and went on to win 53-39. 3 seed at state whereas the Lady Cats "In addition to missing her scoring,' went as the 42 seed from B-East. remarked Coach David Woodall WON,18 L05-I-,5 In the first round of the state tour- "having Becky out hampered ou 'Conference Game "EAC Christmas Tournament ""Divisional Tournament ""State Tournament Driving toward the basket, 49510, Liz Per- alta, manuevers her way around her Benson opponent. The girls' 47-40 victory gave Mor- enci sole possession of first place in B-East. Leading the fast break against Willcox is 414, Kristi Merino. The Lady Cats defeated the Cowgirls, 44-16. 62 Girls' Varsity Basketball nament, Morenci met the Ajo Red Raiders. Double teaming Ajo's 6'4" Tammy Leikem, the Cats kept the ball out of the middle and forced Ajo to shoot from the outside. Playing against a team with such a ability to control the inside. Still, i was a highly successful season and was extremely pleased with the pla of the girls at state. We started thre sophomores and they played with lot of poise." ..-t.osswwfmmwnn-uunuwf':- . - -..-- N . .,...-ssv,.q,pn-uv-W ' " 9 ww- ,,,, C. , ,,,,,...,. ,, v MW .,....-f- - .,,,-zxrr-wg ' , , QC rf , , ,.4v"""" Y' 7 ,.,, UW' ' .,,-:MMF Lira' 5.-qw?-:s.' . st. , . s-:fx - . -- .. v ,V ,a-aff' X . . L Y" .. . .. O A Jun .-4 . GIRLS' VARSITY BASKETBALL: FRONT ROW: Erma Villagomez, Kristi Merino, Liz Peralta, Melissa Rocha, Beatrice Denogean. 2ND: Debbie Spencer, Shanna Gash, Becky Peru, Caroline Espinoza, Christina Dingman, Coach Dave Woodall. After grabbing the rebound, Becky Peru 415, takes the ball clowncourt while team- I mate Erma Villagomez fills the lane. The Lady Cats seven-point victory over Benson avenged I an earlier defeat. Going for two, Carolina Espinoza, 35, shoots over her Salford opponent. Girls' Varsity Basketball-63 -f", '22 Mi BOYS' J.V. BASKETBALL MHS 58 Salford 38 MHS 74 Douglas 59 MHS 76 Salford 43 MHS 64 Thatcher 40 MHS 59 Tombstone 34 MHS 63 Duncan 55 MHS 72 Willcox 25 MHS 95 Clifton 44 MHS 56 Thatcher 48 MHS 68 Benson 45 MHS 77 Duncan l 54 MHS 78 Clifton 63 MHS 88 Willcox 42 WON-13 LOST-0 BOYS' FROSH BASKETBALL MHS 46 Safford o 61 MHS 43 Douglas 44 MHS 47 Safford 56 MHS 53 Thatcher 57 MHS 74 Lordsburg 84 MHS 62 Duncan 45 MHS 52 Lordeburg 60 MHS 47 Thatcher 52 MHS 57 Duncan 54 MHS B 70 Willcox 46 WON-3 LOST-7 GIRLS' J.V. BASKETBALL MHS 4 A21 Safford 45 MHS 25 Benson 51 MHS - 22 Safford 31 - MHS 20 Thatcher 4 '40 MHS 34 Willcox 23 MHS 31 H Douglas 48 MHS 30 Willcox 33 MHS 41 Duncan 27 MHS 38 Thatcher 35 MHS 35 Duncan 23 MHS 26 silver cny 42 MHS 34 Tombstone 43 WON-4 LOST-8 Pursued by a Safford player, freshman Tere sa Dayao drives down the court in the J.V girls' 21-45 loss to the Bulldogs. Hard ork Pays ff J .V. boys compile perfect record Hard work paid off for the J.V. oys' basketball team as they com- iled a perfect 13-0 record. "It's the irst undefeated team l've ever been ssociated with," admitted Michael oreno, "and it feels great!" The players attributed their suc- ess to hard work and determination. 'All those hard practices we had paid ff in the end," stated Jerry Luna. Coach Gary Walton felt the team xhibited confidence from the very eginning of the season. "They were ven positive in their opening game gainst Safford," he remarked. "l hink the poise they gained by beating afford in football carried over into asketballf' Coach Walton also considered the eam a somewhat unusual group to oach. i'Unlike most teams I've been ssociated with," he stated, "the With only nine players on the squad, all the freshman boys got a lot of playing experience. "They were all pretty equal," commented Coach Bruce Kinneberg when asked about his team's ability. "Although we had a losing record, it was a learning exper- ience that hopefully everyone gained from." Although the J.V. girls did not live up to Coach Virgil Cork's expecta- tions with a 4-8 record, he was ex- tremely pleased with the progress the girls made during the season. "They were a better team than the record indicates," he emphasized. "Our squad was composed of nine fresh- men and only two sophomores, whereas we played against mostly sophomores and juniors." Named MVP's for the squads were: Hector Salazar, J.V. boys, Manny this group got, the better they d and played." Vasquez, freshmen, and Mona Sand- ers, J.V. girls. if P33 if l .A FROSH BASKETBALL includes: FRONT ROW: Jason Nuttall, Ball Boy. 2ND: Brian Richard Ruedas, Clint Moreno, Ben Saiz, Raul Dayao. 3RD: Coach Bruce Kinneberg, Wene, Anthony Murillo, Manny Vasquez, Jay Petty, James Moreno, mgr. Looking for an open man under the bas- ket, Manny Vasquez prepares to pass the ball to a teammate. The freshman lost to Lords- burg, 52-60. High in the sky, Hector Salazar scores two points in the J.V,'s 95-44 slaughter of Clifton. i -1-..-.-gg , s . augus- sm- Glrls' J.V., Boys' J.V. 8: Frosh Basketball 65 BOYS' VARSITY BASKETBALL MHS 52 Stafford MHS 68 Douglas MHS 71 ' Benons MHS 49 Safford MHS 38 " Thatcher MHS 69 " Pima MHS 56 " Ft. Thomas MHS 71 " Duncan MHS 62 ' Tombstone MHS 44 " Duncan MHS 96 ' Willcox MHS 4 ' Clifton MHS 57 ' Thatcher MHS 62 ' Benson MHS 77 ' Duncan MHS 43 ' Tombstone MHS 78 " Clifton MHS 89 r Willcox MHS 96 N' Clifton MHS 46 'H Duncan MHS 50 W Thatcher MHS 49 'W' Antelope 52 WON-13 LOST-9 'Conference Game "EAC Tournament "'District Tournament ""State Tournament Trapping a Duncan Wildcat, 311, David Williams, and 422, Thomas Borjon, try to get a ten-second call on the opponent. Morenci won 77-46. 66 Boys' Varsity Basketball ack 11 Track Varsity earns berth at state Following a year's absence, the Wildcats paid a return visit to the state basketball tournament, their first trip as a Class B contender. Although the boys earned their berth at state by placing second at divisionals, the team actually had to struggle throughout the season. Five of the first six games were recorded on the losing side of the ledger and prospects for a good season at that point looked rather bleak. "We had a good team, but we played some real- ly tough competition at the beginning of the year," concluded Junior Villa- gomez. The Cats finally got on track at the EAC Holiday Tournament. After los- ing the first game to a tough Pima squad, the eventual Class C state champs, Morenci rebounded with wins over Fort Thomas and Duncan to take the consolation title. Hoping to dethrone Thatcher, the defending Class B-East conference and Class B state champs, the Cats saw their hopes severely dimmed with a 63-38 beating by the Eagles in Morenci. "lt was a tough loss t take," admitted senior Richard Mar tinez. "We worked very hard durin the week preparing for the game, bu the Eagles totally outplayed us Other than Thatcher, the were able -to easily overpower rest of the B-East competition, one exception. In their first against Benson, Morenci beat Bobcats by a convincing margin. A determined Benson pulled an upset, however, when hung on for an exciting one-point tory over the Cats in Morenci. Facing the Antelope Rams in first round of the state tourna the Wildcats were up against the if ranked team in Class B. With Gabrie Garcia contributing 14 points in th first two quarters, Morenci led by tw at the half. Trading baskets in the third an fourth periods, the Cats missed thre shots in the last 27 seconds, endin the season with the 52-49 loss. cia, with 29 points, was the only enci player in double figures. ,sg ..: BOY'S VARSITY BASKETBALL: FRONT ROW: Mark Gaxiola, Richard Martinez, Valenzuela, David Williams, Tomas Borjon. 2ND: Coach Tom Navarrete, Martin Gherna Johnny Merino, Xavier Denogean, Gabriel Garcia, Ernie Barquin, Junior Villagomez, Scott, mgr. ,J in - ' W Successfully scoring two of his 22 points against the Clifton Trojans, is all-conference senior Gabriel Garcia, 414. Skying high, Junior Villagomez, 410, floats for a layup in the Cats' 43-25 victory over Tombstone. Looking toward the baseline, 1112, Rich- ard Martinez, tries to maneuver around for- mer Wildcat, John David Ramirez from Doug- las. Morenci lost to the Bulldogs by ten points. Boys' Varsity Basketball 67 WRESTLING DUAL MEETS MHS 14 Safford MHS 51 Clifton MHS 63 Thatcher MHS 45 Benson MHS 53 Cobre MHS 64 Thatcher MHS 56 Clifton MHS 23 Cobre WONA6 LOST2 INVITATIONALS Bisbee 1st Douglass 2nd Benson 4th TOURNAMENTS B-C South Divisionals 2nd B-C State 2nd Heavyweight Andy Chaff rolls his Ajo foe at the divisional wrestling tournament. Andy went on to take the B-C State heavyweight title for the second year in a row. State champion, Johnny Velasquez at- tempts to "break down" his Cobre opponent in Morenci's 53-15 win over the Indians. , . V . ., .- ',..1., 1 flftlliffzk " like K i Tiff,ffli'fs'1w'wi W A I .JW 'V 4-G ,P lsf ,Hall l , il2','?7Q -0 5451 5 A Year Of irsts Wrestlers have best season ever Following on the heels of last year's successful season, returning wrestlers were confident they would once again have a good record when the new season opened. Most of the top people in each weight class were returning and prospects for the best season ever were very good. It didn't take the wrestlers long to live up to their billing as the squad won their first invitational tournament in history at Bisbee in December. Dlafinn first were Johnny Velasquez, Bahschnitt, and Andy Chaff. Clifton was an easy conquest for Cats as they trounced the Tojans both dual meets by scores of 51-15 56-22. "lt was a feeling of great to do something that no one has ever accomplished," re- senior Rocky Davis. At B-C divisionals held in Willcox, placed second with 139 Benson took first with 141 The unexpected loss was on injuries to wrestlers Leon- rd Morales and Paul Zale. "If they adn't gotten hurt," reasoned Vin- Chavez, "we would have taken tournament." Heading into the state tourney, the local squad doubted they could place in the top three. As Coach Gilbert Padilla commented: "Round Valley had nine people and Joseph City had eight competing in the tournament. We only had six wrestlers represent- ing Morenci." With five of the six Wildcat wres- tlers placing, however, Morenci col- lected enough points for a second place finish behind Round Valley. Ken Bahschnitt and Fred Sanders placed third in the 17945 weight class and the 1919? classg Vincent Chavez came in second in the 167455 division. Heavyweight Andy Chaff and 105+'f Johnny Velasquez both won gold medals. When asked how he felt being state champion two years in a row, Andy replied: "It's great, especially since I'm the first wrestler from Morenci to ever take state two times." Johnny Velasquez was also thrilled at giving Morenci its first double state champions. "It was pretty savage!" he exclaimed. "I choked at state the last two years losing to a 'fish' in the first round one year and then not making weight last year. This was a good way to end my senior year." Padilla. 'HSI' -- TEAM: FRONT ROW: Robert Carrasco, Jorge O'Leary, Chris Saiz, John Jon Day, Ramie Sanchez. 2ND: Tony Tedla, statisticiang Clint Burke, Paul Zale, Davis, Frank Maldonado, Leonard Morales, Vincent Chavez, Dwayne Sanders, Ray 3RD: Assistant Coach Dave Hansen, Maurice Sandoval, Mike Burkett, Kenneth Bahsch- Jesus Luna, Andy Chaff, Fred Sanders, Chris Dingman, mgr.g Victor Urquidi, Head Coach Shooting for the legs of his Tombstone op- ponent, Joe Vaughn, Kenny Bahschnitt works for a takedown. The semifinal win at the Class B-C South divisional wrestling tourna- ment gave Kenny a second-place finish. Senior Leonard Morales tries for an escape in the Cats 14-50 dual meet loss to Safford. The 126 lb. Wildcat wrestler was pinned by his opponent in the closing seconds of the third period. .L Wrestling-69 N . Az ,wi :.. ,X , Si KX . X if Affgfsk ,L 5: A fkzwii 3.51 sk ,, fm..- x xx T Q, .N W ' X-ki xfsiix- S' X Time at school was what each student wanted to make it. If you were a dedicated scholar, you aspired to reach certain goals despite the obstaclesg whereas many students seemed more susceptible than ever to letting outside events disrupt their work in school. Homework remained a dis- liked part of the daily routine. Term papers were dreaded by the juniors, while seniors strug- gled with memorizing long lists of vocabulary words. Students often forgot about studying each night, and cramming for a test was usually the norm instead of the exception. Special projects broke the everyday classroom monotony, and students even got excited about working on the new com- puters and word processors. Although teachers and stu- dents often complained about each other, they shared a com- mon awareness that trouble- some times within the communi- ty were having an impact on ev- eryone's daily attitude. There was an appreciation that by sticking together through it all there would be more gains than losses in the long run. 3 H He. .mst .ess . . Q , K .- ggi: s xi. we M A 'Ulf' ' ., it l f c " 4: e -15 v ' Q I 7 ' f r .V . it 'L X lt".f.- if .L Meal 1 ' it .. H at 5 3 -S. N W ft --tt My rife. ,.... K ..,, . QW" Dissecting an earthworm, Brenda Beltran uses a probe to find the ventral nerve cord of the speciman. Making a funnel out of sheet metal is shop student James Cooper. Art students Junior Villagomez and Charlie Romero draw a still life as part of an art scholarship test. .xv N .K K ,Q X Academics Division Page-71 ll Advanced math student Hulon Hayes solves a problem using differential calculus. is L L l R ' si, il S ' lifif ii 5 4- ' While dissecting an earthworm in biology Andrea Villarreal believes in being prepared for any eventuality. "lt's a shocking experience," laughs physics student David Bouriaque as the cur- rent runs through his body and causes the rice crispies in his hand to pop. 72 Math, Science 81 Social Studies Whiz Kids Games turn on computer buffs Six new Apple II's arrived during the summer for use in the computer science classes. They were a welcome addition to the machines which had been used by the department in the past. "At least these run," quipped teacher Ed Bouriaque, referring to the problems the department had in keeping the old TRS 80's in working order. "The Apples are much more reliable and versatile." Students found writing a program for the computer very challenging. Devising games which could be played on the Apples became popu- lar. Advanced computer students Pat- rick Scheier and Tony Tedla wrote a program for a game called 'iDevil's Dungeon". Explaining the strategy, Patrick said: "You go through a maze of caves trying to get as much gold as possible without getting killed. lt's similar to the board game, 'Dungeons and Dragons'." Although most biology student found the course intersting as well as fun, they complained about the smell when dissecting various specimens. Wrinkling up her nose, Stephanie Feinstein said: "The chemicals in the jars the specimens come in really stink." Melissa Lopez was reluctant tc touch the worm when the class dis sected the long hairy earthworms. " had Daniel Lopez pick it up for me and then hold it while I pinned it or the tray." When asked how she thought she would react to dissectinc a pig later on in the year, Missy plied: "I think l'll probably ' out'." in, tl!! tl Va 3 -at-sf sk ,i S1 sit ig - - - Concocting a brew to use later that even- ing, Darlene Lizarraga prepares for Hallow- een, Devising a new program Pat Scheier keys in the information on the computer, LM A 1 U ?"f"' t fs-ii ,,,-:ff-3 K ,.,, wwf Mixing a formula in her chemistry class is Christina Parsons. Looking at some Confederate money used during the Civil War are U.S. History students Marc Rueclas and JoAnn Sierra, Math, Science, 8: Social Studies 73 Working in the language lab, Spanish stu- dent Margaret Garcia records her answer. Christmas "Care bears" are painted on the office window by artists Stan Paz and Tammy Esparza. M -1 x SFX Y qi. Competing In a board race in English ll, Orlando Abril tries to finish first in the sen- tence diagramming. Using his hands, foreign language teacher John Washington explains a basic French ges- ture to his class. ales For ots Original stories leave an aftertaste As an assignment in team creativ- ity, students in Mr. Cork's English classes were assigned a story-telling project. "They could either come up with an original tale or use one of the ld standards," explained Mr. Cork. he addition of costumes and props was also part of the assignment and lans were made for the best groups o present their dramatizations at one f the elementary schools later in the ear. One of the most popular stories as Jeanie Snyder's original "How to et to the Middle." Jeanie's plot ealt with a little boy's quest to find ut how many licks it took to get to he middle of a Tootsie Pop. "I think he class liked it because we gave hem suckers at the end," laughed eanie. Board races were used in English I nd ll classes to make diagramming entences more enjoyable. "It was a un way to check our homework," xclaimed Debbie Rodela. "Plus the ow that won got a free homework coupon good for one missed assign- ment," added Mona Sanders. Advanced foreign language classes were small, giving students the oppor- tunity to receive a great deal of indi- vidualized attention. It was the first time in three years a Spanish Ill class was offered. Designing buttons was one of the favorite assignments in the art classes. Students had to make two buttons for the class project. "They were fun to do," reflected Gina Fran- co, "but were lots of work. All the drawing on the buttons had to be done in sharp detail so they would show up. It took a lot of time to do all the coloring, too." Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, was also enjoyed by the art- ists. Students made paper airplanes which had to fly a certain distance or stay in the air for a specific amount of time. Testing their planes, Chuy Luna's design didn't fly in a straight line like most. "It boomeranged back to me," he laughed. B The "Three Little Kittens," Richard Mar- tinez, Cory Licano, and Anthony James, act out their story in practical English IV. Art student Erma Villagomez does a pencil drawing of her brother, Junior. English, Foreign Languages 8: Art-75 Trying to improve her shorthand skills, Marlo Garcia repeats the day's lesson. Home ec I student Debra Patterson prepares a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Preparing her health report on nutrition, Doreen Cervantez looks for sources of infor- mation in the card catalog. X obbing For pples Wood processors are a big hit Races for the word processors be- came daily events as students hurried to claim one of the three Apples new to the business education depart- ment. "It's fun typing my homework on the word processor and then watching the finished results being printed," stated Carolina Espinoza. Senior Hulon Hayes was emphatic' about the way he felt about the Ap- ples. "They're great!" he exclaimed. "lt's not only easier to correct mis- takes on the word processor, but it's definitely more fun than erasing. They make typewriters obsolete." Officer Rudy Pedrogon of the Clii ton police department spoke to thi health classes on the dangers of alco hol and other drug abuse. Accordinc to sophomore Maria Cordova 'Y . he made me realize what drug can really do to a person." Home economics students studiec clothing selection. "We analyzed ou' personal coloring by skin, eyes, anc hair," explained Shelly Bryant C s Then we used color collars to selec the best colors for ourselves. I foun out I definitely don't look good ir Army green." 76 Business Education, Home Economics 8: Health . Surrounded by a never-ending stack of papers, teacher's aide Stephanie Harper grades a set of typing jobs. Reading the print-out on the Apple III word processor is senior Lisa Franco. if Z Q if is 4 Wim-.N xx .T iw MW-wc, ssp f uranium: I ,l'f3'M-4 ss. ff? k tx A- Q X fy-.X sw Q d Survival student Albert Cordova selects ac- cessories for his home decorating project. Business Education, Home Economics 8: Health-77 Designing a multi-view of a block are first- year drafting students Steve Wene and Callie Maldonado. Auto ll student Bobert Montoya repairs a hole in a tire. ' in Y , 'W A broken heater hose is replaced by senior Steve Gamblin. Attaching the brake detonator to the bumper, driver's ed students Lisa Fuller and Jeff Best prepare the car to be used for mea- suring reaction time. MWAMW 78-P.E., Driver's Ed. 81 Industrial Arts Beatmg the Heat Students cool off in new pool new set of cones to use in teaching parallel parking to his students. "I was tired of playing the part of the front bumper. Somebody came close to running over mybtoes last spring." In the industrial arts department, metal shop students repaired a cart on which to haul wrestling and track mats. "We made it last year but it broke," explained Tom Vaughn. Ac- cording to Fred Campbell, ". , .they didn't know what they were doing last year. First the steering broke and then the wheels fell off." The drafting class was composed of both beginning and advanced stu- dents. "lt's my favorite subjectf' claimed senior Andy Padilla, "and I hope to put it to use by becoming an architectural draftsman some day." Metal Shop students John Connell and Johnny Valdez repair an exhaust pipe. Fifth hour P.E. students enjoy a rough game 1.. :sv P YY: E' -Q.. 'ggi' 17 . A. F? fi 4 .- X i :kk Q- ' 3 .il wg. '9 wk k .kr . .. vi., ggi.. S.-L K . .xgN.,..i-k.3- ..1.. . if-.1 - - ...wx-.5 Nw .. .9 , Q K gqgglg. W., ,- :L . 5' W Q ss K K .X s , .. X ,,,..,..,N fi' is M, mg,--.L V- xgq -,V " . .... . E Q . ik...-..NX'f-: W? 4 .53f,g .,fQ . , ,Q ' vm' -. .qw , X sf if NY X Ag rigfgg --Q 5: f X S133 R S? .+ 'if .. ' x ,rits sg. S, 'fs ...N A Our ranks were down this year due to the large number of families who moved during the summer before school started. Ending the '83 school year with 430 students, we opened in Au- gust with only 378. We immediately felt the loss of Mr. Vernon Schultz, a teacher in the district for 29 years. Due to illness, Mr. Schultz was forced to retire shortly after the school year started. We also sadly anticipated the loss of two more long-time facul- ty members. Both Bobby Trox- ell and Joe Galusky, members of the staff for 31 years, planned to make this their last year. Although in our new building for two years, seniors continued to miss the old school with its character and traditions. There was the added burden of having to complete with the "ghost of '83", a group that had been considered an outstanding sen- ior class. The juniors, through hard work and excellent leadership, were extremely successful rais- ing funds needed for the prom. Sophomores felt somewhat left out being caught in the mid- dle - no longer a freshman but not yet an upperclassman. And then there were the freshmen, who astounded ev- eryone by winning the spirit competition at the first pep as- sembly. Throughout the year, stu- dents and teachers were asked to face many changes and ac- cept the challenge to move for- ward. fn-.r 9' Mf L Kr J Q fill -,l.. ' ,, f A werewolf, otherwise known as Steve N V,Gamblin, leads Melanie Romero through the 6fjiLLZ'y"'!Hauntjed House at the Halloween Carnival. A pl sed John Lechtenberger holds up the appl e received from Student Council mem- bers on "Teacher Appreciation Day." ff ZZ Emotlonally charged freshmen give it their all during the class competition at the first pep assembly of the year. People Division Page-81 On behalf of the entire student body, Stu- dent Council president Leigh Ann Owen ac- cepts the Row Award from athletic director Tom Powers following the presentation by Mr. Max Peck. School board members pictured at the new swimming pool include: FRONT ROW: Larry Ross, Hector Ruedas. 2ND: Bill Rich- ardson. 13 Assisting the faculty, administration and students are: FRONT ROW: Sue Filleman, secretary. 2ND: Wanda Johnson, school nurse: Ophelia Sanchez, attendance officerg Maureen Windsor, secretary. 82 Administration 8: Personnel Q47 '-1 ve" . l I W. -' ' X f' .. A :J ',p4r',f:,f- ' A an y ,, Added espon ibilit Following last year's move into the new building, coupled with the pres- sures of going through a North Cen- tral Association evaluation, the 1983- 84 school year was expected to be a much easier one. At least that was the assumption before the bitter strike against Phelps Dodge divided the town into warring factions. "We've all been working a lot harder to keep school an educational institutionfl admitted principal John Glodis. "Both the administration and the faculty have taken on an added responsibility to try to keep it that way and to remain impartial." Assis- tant Principal Tom Powers added: "It's really a credit to our student body that they've been able to comr to school under such adverse condi tions and make this such a goof year." Guidance counselor Jack Edens ad ded coaching football to his other re sponsibilities. "I agreed to serve ai the interim coach for the '83 seasor following the resignation of Mr Lynne Nuttall." After a successful 9-2 seasor Coach Edens commented: "I was very pleased with the attitude of the team in light of the tension in the community. They were able to keep their mind on football and not let the economic and social problems of the town affect their playf, v X 1 x S 'Y :gig pray 1 , .fwf- .igf A- . VS' 5 55 wmv k M' Q Lf, 5 ' 1, 5' wp , 'l,, HCf,f I 42, if 3' EE X 3 ' ffl. K .... XL rr: gi Bs i 3 lm.. Q... x, Q x 6, SE , .J 5 X' 33 x' 'S ag ,M 1 ' ., fi wwffm W A sl Q -il Dressed as a hobo on Halloween, Virgil Cork grades papers in his English class. Edward Bouriaque - Teaches Basic Math l, Il, Computer Scienceg Sponsors the Junior Class. Virgil Cork - Teaches Practical English II, IV, English llg Sponsors A.F,S,, Senior Classy Coaches Girls' JV Volleyball, Girls' JV Bas- ketball. Ruth Eaves - Teaches English I, llg Spon- sors Drama Club. Roy W. Faulkner - Teaches Shorthand, General Business, Typing I, Bookkeepingg Business Manager for NHS and Copper Cat. Mayre Ferro - Teaches Practical English II, English Ill: Sponsors the Sophomore Class. Noralea Gale - Teaches Girls' P.E.g Spon- sors the Freshman Class, I.G.A.A.g Coaches Frosh gl Varsity Volleyball, Girls' Tennis. 84 Faculty Profiles Helping Hands Local teachers were quick to offer a helping hand following the devastat- ing flood that struck Clifton on Octo- ber 1. Some helped dig out houses, others prepared food for the flood victims, and several washed clothes and cleaned household goods cov- ered with the sticky, gummy mud. Librarian Bobby Troxell cleaned some of the items salvaged from the demolished trailer located next to the Rode Inn Motel. "It was awfully hard to get the mud off,', exclaimed Mrs. Troxell, "and it had a terrible odor!" "It was icky!" added Mayre Ferro. The mud clung to clothes and was impossible to get out of certain things. I had to use a toothbrush to clean some of the furniture recovered from my aunt's house." Because the Assembly of God church was located in an area which had flooded several times before, Bill Senne, along with other members of the congregation, removed the piano and organ from the building before the river ever overflowed its banks. "We also managed to get some of the pastor's furniture out of the parson- age located next to the church," ex plained Mr. Senne. The group's foresight proved wis as the area was inundated with sever al feet of water. "I went back in on . National Guard dump truck five day after the flood to help remove wha was salvagable. The water was sti waist deep in the parsonagef, "The mud was very deep insidi and around the homes," explainei math teacher Dwayne Willard. "Al though it was hard work digging ou the houses, it was certainly wortli while. Besides, I had my picture in th+ Arizona Republic even though the! had my name and job printed incor rectlyf' Due to the contamination of thi water and mud, helpful teachers weri rewarded for their efforts with thi prospect of a tetnus shot. When asked if he had received his shot, Joi Galusky exclaimed, "Why?" Am I go ing to die?" Following the moment o humor, he added a serious note "Clifton will never be the same again Replacement of a town is a very process." 19" ,,'s. f rf Joseph T. Galusky - Teaches Chemistry I, ll, Physics, Earth Science, Sponsors the Na- tional Honor Society. David A. Hansen - Teaches Auto Shop I, II, Metal Shop I, Il. Sandra Hudgens - Teaches Typing I, II, Office Machines, Publicationsg Sponsors the Copper Cat, Quill and Scroll. Bruce Kinneberg Y Teaches Drivers Ed, Health, Boys' P.E,g Sponsors Letter Clubg Coaches Varsity Baseball, Football, Frosh Basketball. Ralph Lara -f Teaches Current Events, Spanish I, ll, lllg Sponsors Spanish Club, Span- ish National Honor Society. John Lechtenberger - Teaches English lll, IV, Reading lg Sponsors Student Council. Peeking around the doorway, Mrs. Nora- lea Gale checks to see it Madam Gweeta is open for business at the Halloween Carnival. Demonstrating his jitterbug style for the volleyball players stranded at the Powers home during the October flood is Dave Woo- dall. His dancing partner is senior Liz Peralta, Faculty Profiles 85 Roger Rodriguez Munoz - Teaches Band, Guitar, Choirg Sponsors Marching Band, Pep Band. Tommy Navarrete - Teaches Boys' P.E.g Coaches Varsity Basketball, J.V. Baseball, Sponsors Freshman Class. Ray G. Prevost - Teaches, Basic Biology, Earth Science, Coaches Boys' Tennis. Lawrence R. Roche - Teaches Resource. Kenneth A. Scheler - Teaches U.S. Histo- ry, Current Events, Wood Shop, Draftingg Sponsors Senior Class. William R. Senne - Teaches U.S. History, World History, Sponsors the Chess Club, Mo- del UN, Bobby Troxell - Teaches Library Science. Lori Vordermann - Teaches Remedial Reading, Resource, Sponsors Cheerleaders. Gary Walton - Teaches Algebra l, ll, Ge- ometry, Advanced Math, Sponsors Junior Class, Coaches J.V. Boys' Basketball, J,V. Football. John S. Washington A Teaches Modern Biology, French lg Sponsors French Club. Nina B. Weisling - Teaches Home Eco- nomics l, ll, S.F.Y.A., Healthy Sponsors Sen- ior Class. Dwayne Willard - Teaches Algebra l, Ge- ometry, Basic Math ll, Applied Math. Linda Lee Willard Teaches Art Spon sors Junior Class David Woodall Teaches American Prob lems, Boy's PE Sponsors Senior Class l.G.A.A.g Coaches Girls Basketball Boys Track. 86 Faculty Profiles he Road Summer vacation provided many local teachers with an opportunity to do some traveling. English teacher Mayre Ferro spent six weeks in England during which time she enrolled in a three-week course in early romantic English poets at Cambridge University. Her favorite form of entertainment was going to see English plays. "I got to see eight productions while I was therefl she exclaimed. Mrs. Ferro also claims to have turned into an Indian food addict. UI mean Indian as in India," she ex- plained. 'Because of England's long association with its colonies in India, there are numerous restaurants spe- cializing in Indian food, which hap- pens to be very spicy. I think I ate at every one of them before I leftf, Spanish teacher Ralph Lara was one 19 AEA state delegates to the national NEA convention in Philadel- hia. 'iWhile not attending the meet- 'ngs," mentioned Mr. Lara, Uwe toured historical sites such as Inde- pendence Hall and Valley Forge. From there we went on to Atlantic City and also visited Washington, D.C. on our trip home." History teacher Bill Senne also made a trip east to attend a two-week class in revolutionary history. 'Ll stayed at the Lee Plantation in Virgin- ia, and visited all the various historical sites throughout the state." For home economics teacher Nina Weisling, summer vacation meant an eight-day visit to Hawaii. "lt was ex- pensive, but wonderful," said Mrs. Weisling in summing up her trip. "We went on every tour possible, and I even got kissed by Don Ho while at- tending his show at the Hiltonfl English teacher Ruth Eaves took advantage of the long Veteran's Day weekend to take a late vacation to Epcot Center in Florida. "We bought a truck last spring and received two airline tickets, so it was like a free vacation for us," she explained. A beaming Roy Faulkner grins after mysteri- ously receiving a dozen apples from his short- hand students on 'Teacher Appreciation Day." Nancy Balclerrama appears to know something about the sudden appearance of the fruit. Providing some lunchtime entertainment .ire musicians Willy lmrich, Marc Brooks, and Will Laney along with faculty members Michael Fleishman and Roger Munoz. nly a small problem Being a freshman is bad enough, but being a short freshman is really the pits. According to 4'1OI' Teresa Dayao, " the worst part of being short is the names people call me. I get tired of being called things like Midget and Tatoof' Te- resa also admitted that strangers often think she's only 10 years old. Not letting her size stop her, however, Teresa played both vol- leyball and basketball. "I just have to work harder," she admitted, "and I do worry about getting stuffed in basketball." Joe Stoner doesn't mind his small size, but he does have one major complaint. "I'm tired of shopping for my clothes in the chil- Jeff Aguilar Mike Alley Julie Baker Chad Bates Bobby Baughn Georgia Bejarano Ricky Bendel Roxanne Breshears Melissa Bruce Shelly Bryant Julie Carr Julie Chavez Michael Chavez Libby Chavez James Cooper Mark Correlejo Lisa Cueto Jon Day Raul Dayao Teresa Dayao Anne Dingman Maria Dominguez Nancy Dominguez Christina Dunagan Joey Epperson Anita Espinoza Jennifer Ferro Angel Flores Alex Florez Cathy Gallegos Louis Garcia Michelle Garcia Not Pictured: Lisa Garrett Francisco Batchelder Scott Graham Monica Chavez Judy Griffin Cindy Harris Tammy Grime Dirk Harris Dianne Hartley 88 Freshmen How did 4'l1" Joe Stoner end up standing next to the tallest member of the band, 6'3" Michael Moreno? dren's department." Finding a girlfriend his size was Raul Dayao's biggest problem. "The girls are all taller than me," he groaned. A common problem for all the short freshmen was trying to get through the halls inbetween classes. "I get stepped on, pushed into people, and stuck in the mid- dle of crowds," complained Moni- ca Jimenez. "'There are some days when I think I'll never make it to my locker." Students also had to cope with the problems of being short while at home. "I get tired of having to drag along a chair wherever I go so I can reach things," confided Julie Baker. A Kathy Heuser Not Plctuled: Lesh Hogg Joseph Lopez M C Holliday James Moreno Eric Holman Norman Williams Chris Hughes Janet Humprey Lance James Monica Jimenez Brad Johnson Monica Lopez Lisa Lorenzo Patricia Luna Dino Martinez Paula Mendoza Brian Montoya Clint Moreno Anthony Murillo ltzel O'Leary Debra Patterson Leslie Paz Ilda Pedrosa Laura Perez Jay Petty Dawn Peete Deidre Ramirez Michelle Ray Kelly Rhodes Scott Richard FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS AND RE- PRESENTATIVES include: FRONT ROW Teresa Dayao, rep,g Becky Tellez, pres. 2ND Kathy Verdugo, rep.g Melanie Romero, rep. Suzie Valdez, trea. 3RD: Kristina Richardson, sec.g Mona Sanders, rep. 4TH: Manny Vas quez, vice-pres. Getting into the spirit of things, members of the freshman class display their banner dur ing the first pep assembly of the year. Freshmen 89 Kristina Richardson Chris Robillard Ben Rollins Adam Roman Melanie Romero Richard Ruedas Tracy Ruedas Ben Saiz Mona Sanders Wayne Sharp Lorraine Sierra James Spencer Joe Stoner Dodi Stout Lisa Taylor Becky Tellez Tim Tucker Steve Turner Victor Urquicli Susie Valdez Jon Varela Anthony Vasquez Manny Vasquez Sally Vega Kathy Verdugo Kimberly Woldori Tammy Waldorf Sieve Wena- Kenneth Windsor Anita Withmw Amy Wood Deborah Yazzie . 4 e 2 9 Being introduced to the audience at the Homecoming ceremony are freshman atten- dants Julie Carr and Angel Flores, Dropping to his knees, Jeff Aguilar shoots down a plane while performing air-raids for the seniors during initiation week. 90 Freshmen ua is Wins go Hawaiian Beatrice and Theresa Deno- gean, better known as Bea and Tea, went to Hawaii for their fam- ily's ten-day summer vacation. After flying from Phoenix to Los Angeles, the family spent five hours on the flight to Hawaii. "It was a long trip but well worth it once we got theref' said Tea. Staying in a condominium right on the beach, the girls thoroughly enjoyed the ocean. After taking lessons in a pool, Tea got to go scuba diving. "It was really a neat experience!" she exclaimed. Although they didn't catch any- thing, Tea enjoyed a four-hour ex- cursion on a fishing boat. Bea, how- ever, spent most of her time on the boat sleeping. "I got seasick," she Modeling some of their Hawaiian souvenirs are Tea and Bea Denogean. explained. "I had to go to sleep to keep from getting any sickerf' Bea's most embarrassing mo- ment came when she had to dance the hula in front of an audience. "We were all watching a group of dancers at a party at the condo where we were staying. The danc- ers went out into the crowd and 'volunteered' people to come up on stage with them. The guy kept telling me to 'shake it' but l was too embarrassed." While in Hawaii, people often mistook the girls for natives and asked them what village they were from. "When we answered 'Mor- enci,"' laughed Bea, "they asked what everybody always asks: 'Where's Morenci?"' 4 ' v l 3 X . rl '31, - yy Orlando Ahnl Rusty Aker Rudy Andazola Richard Aragon Sylvia Avnlos Donald Baughn Brenda Beltran Frank Benavidez A Steve Biles Steve Bmnno Clint Burke Cecilia Bustnmnnt Robert Cnrmsco Doreen Cervante Steve Clmvnrria Maria Cordova Kent Crotts Tammy Dahlgren Bea Denogean . ,,,,, ,, Theresa Denogean Christina Dingman ' E John Dominguez Sheri Durr - Murl Easley Q, .tm Stephanie Feinstein Evelyn Flores Veronica Flores Justin Flowers Gina Franco Grace Franco Steve Gaethjv Shanna Gash Mark Gaxiola I Martin Gherna - " , ,L Steve Golkovich 1 K .417 I If A Roger Grillin ' I ,, ,,. -fh Thomas Griffin r - A , A chuck ouniafy ' , '12 , N ' Chris Hicks X .J ' JN Dean Horn l . A sf- ,x 1' - Sophomores 91 Competing for the spirit stick at the first pep assembly, the sophomores give their class yell. SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS AND REPRESENTATIVES include: FRONT ROW: Deana Martinez, treas.g Francie Rodri- guez, rep.g Shelly Rudeas, rep. 2ND: Marnie Lock, rep. 3RD: Marina O'Leary, pres.g Ve- ronica Flores, vice-pres.: Stephanie Feinstein, sec., Erma Villagomez, rep. Paul Horn Anthony Humphrey A Joe linnch , .Inn Kivsllng l lf Melissa Legatzke l Karen Licano Annette Lizarraga David Jackson Marnie Lock Brian Looby Daniel Lopez 3 A Melissa Lopez Johnny Loya fr? Jerry Luna I Jesus Luna A Artie Marin No! Pictured: Ben Mapes Randy Bdcd Deana Martinez Darrell Barclwlder Amvra Maze Ann Mendoza Kristi Merino Senna Mingura Roberta Morales 92 Sophomores Anna Navnrwt Marina O'i.t-.nv Tlwrcsa Padilla Jamie Palomino r i R- , ' , Holly Parsons Pat Parsons Irma Paz Stan Paz Patricia Pena Fred Pennington Becky Peru Lawrence Peru Beth Phelps Kenneth Price Steve Quiroz Julie Reyes 1 Cindy Richard Annette Rocha Christine Rodela - Debbie Rodela Francie Rodriguez Raymond Romuro si Q. it X i l Slwlly Ruvrlas 1 ,' Chris Sanz 1 1 Q Rachel Saiz Robin Saiz Hector Salazar Maurice Sandoval Peggy Scheier Nikki Stoner Jennifer Thomas Gary Tucker Gloria Valdez Ricardo Valdez 2 1 Lorraine Varvla -1 Tom Vaughn '9 Erma Villagonwz . Andrea Villarreal .. Pam Willard X ai ' , 4 Julie Wnston E S r l in rib.. 2 - our our eyes onl According to those students who switched from glasses to contacts, two eyes are definitely better than four. "At least I don't have to lis- ten to any more dumb jokes about having four eyes," remarked Nikki Stoner. For Murl Easley, switching to contacts meant clearer vision. "Looking through my glasses was like looking through a dust storm. They were always covered with dirt and fingerprints and would fog up in the locker room when people were taking showers." For some athletes who have both, it was hard to decide which to wear while competing. "I worry about my contacts falling out and my glasses getting knocked off," confided Becky Peru. After cleaning her contacts, Nikki Ston- er checks to see if they're in right. tr r me . .r...s Representing the sophomore class during Homecoming festivities are Evelyn Flores and Orlando Abril. Sophomores-93 olling in the dou h Most junior classes end up franti- cally trying to raise money at the I last minute to finance the prom. Not so with the class of '85. With a goal of S2,000, the juniors found themselves close to attaining that figure by the time Christmas rolled around. As class president Callie Maldonado stressed, "We plan to have enough money to get the band we want rather than having to settle for only the band we can afford." As sophomores, the class got off to a good start by selling 1,000 bunnies. Jacqueline Cooper re- called: "l had those little critters all over my room. We took bags of them to basketball games. They really caught the attention of the little kids but the parents weren't as thrilled about them." Adjusting the tombstone in the graveyard of the haunted house at the Halloween Carni- val is DeWayne Torres. "1-9-8-5" is heard throughout the gym as spirited juniors give their class yell. 94-Juniors Preparing nachos at lunchtime are Martha Gonzales and Callie Maldonado. The most profitable fund-raiser was the raffle of a stereo which netted about 5600. Also popular was the sale of nachos at lunch- time. "It was hectic getting things set up every day, but the profit was very good," stated class repre- sentative Martha Gonzales. A haunted house at the Hallow- een Carnival brought in close to S300. "It looked great at the be- ginning of the night," remarked committee chairman, Barbie Mar- tinez, "but after all the people walked through, it was a sham- bles." The juniors attributed much of their success to the backing of class sponsor, Gary Walton. "He not only takes care of the money, he helps make it,', emphasized Callie. -4- X X tw NNTN X JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS AND REPRE- SENTATIVES include: Joey Yarger, rep: Martha Gonzales, rep.: Callie Maldonado, presg Traci Flores, repg Barbie Martinez, rep.g Louis Lopez, treas, Not Pictured: Mc- lissa Rocha, vice-presg Damian Tellez, sec. Greg Aguilar Lisa Akur David Annie flint liarrv Bruin' Bvnrlul Jcll B--st Jcrrv Bishop Chuck Bollng Elisa Borjon David Bounaque Amalia Calderon Fred Camphull Brian Causcr Anna Chavez Eclrlw Chavez Jackie Connell John Connell Jacqueline Cooper Mika- Dt-nogcan Xavier Dcnogean Paul Dunagan Liza Ennquuz Traci Flows Annette Florez Lrsa Fullcr Cam oalirrgas Jason Garcia QSM x Marlo Garcia -N . Q x Alice Gonzales 1 Martha Gonzales 1 W Phillip Gonzales .1 gf' t5 Recd Goodwin tt.. Ev Gordon Scott Hale Todd Hammett Stephanie Harper Will Harris Chris Herrera Leon Holliday - Alan Horn -X l Sandra King Shcrry Kmgslcv t-nm v mv Linda Kovacs Jimmy Lcaman Darlene Llzarragn Louis Lopez Kristie Maddnrn Callie Maldonado Lisa Malloqut- Barbie Marlinr-z Stcplianir' Mcdlna Carol Mona Diane Mendoza Sham- Milligan Juano Morales Juniors-95 On Parent's Night at the last home football game, Joe Ortiz pins a corsage on his mother. Disc jockey Chuy Luna announces the next song at the Homecoming Dance. Michael Moreno Yvonne Moreno Jorge O'Leary Janeen Ontiveros Joe Ortiz Dale Patterson Laurie Peinkoler Joe Peru James Petty Penny Pingleton ' Vera Ramirez ef' Melissa Rocha Jody Rodriguez Marc Ruedas Jeri Saiz Debbie Salcido Ramie Sanchez Duane Sanders Carri Short Joann Sierra Sandra Sierra Debbielea Spencer Tom Stinson Dana Stone Damian Tellez Lisa Terry Keith Thomas DeWayne Torres Bernice Trujillo Sergio Urcadez Gilbert Valenzuela Brian Vallejo Gerrie Velasquez Stephanie Villescas David Williams Audrey Windsor Shelley Wood Jimmy Wright Kelly Wyatt Joey Yarger 96 Junior ot nother orm Having to fill out form after form was a dreaded part of students' sen- year as they applied for scholar- and grants. Scholarship applications usually re- students to get at least three of recommendation from their teachers. "I hated to keep my teachers," confessed Trujillo, "but after a while you out of people to ask." niors found that most of the pa- Ann Owen, Tomas Borjon , . Moya, Fred Sanders .,,, Peralta, Hulon Hayes .... Kovacs, Patrick Scheier . , Trujillo, Ricky Perkins , . Franco, Ernesto Llamas . . , Abril, Tony Tedla ,,,.,,. Espinoza, Andrew Chaff . 54 Gullion, Ernest Barquin , . per work demanded a great deal of personal information. "Some of the questions made me laugh," admitted Leigh Ann Owen. "They didn't seem to have any meaningfl Although students hated filling out all the forms, they continued to be- grudgingly do so throughout the year. But, as Ernesto Llamas admitted, "I'll be so mad if I don't get any financial aid after filling out all those forms." , . . . .September , . . .October . . . November . . .December ., January . . , February . . March . . .April ,,,.May NHS member, Tony Tedla, lights initiate Traci Flores' candle prior to the formal cere- mony. Tomas Borjon Kimberly Gullion Ernesto Llamas Leigh Ann Owen Tony Tedla Kevin Farwell Hulon Hayes Lorraine Moya Ricky Perkins Sherry Trujillo Top 1096 Senior Class 97 undraising earns crown An annual event, the Fiesta de Las Flores, was held in June. Among the high school students competing for the honor of Fiesta Queen were seniors Liz Abril and Aurelia Miranda. In the month preceding the Fies- ta, both girls spent many long hours working to earn money for the Holy Cross Parish. "My moth- er really helped me a lot," said a grateful Liz. "She did most of the cooking whenever we had a food sale. One day she made 27 Mexi- can lunch plates for the teachers at the high school." After weeks of having bake vw Placing the cape around Aurelia Miranda, the '83 Fiesta de Las Flores Queen, is last year's winner, Melissa Romero. sales, a car wash, and a raffle, Aur- elia earned the title of Queen by bringing in over 31900. "I was shocked when I found out I won," she exclaimed later. The girls also had to help make a float for the parade held the morning of the Fiesta. "We all made flowers and then got togeth- er to put them on the truck," ex- plained Liz. Concluding a full day of events for the Fiesta was a dance at the Morenci Club. As Queen, Aurelia reigned over the proceedings and led the traditional Grand March with her escort, Junior Villagomez. Elizabeth Abril Gaylene Adams Terri Anderson Erika Baca Kenneth Bahscin-fir George Balentif- -i'i Diane Baray Ernest Barquin Michelle Batiste Jessica Bejarano Gary Bishop Tomas Borjon 98-Seniors .1 Michael Burkett 3,3- QU' . ,is 5 ' 'again Elizabeth Abrll: Class Vice-President 4, Span- ish Club 4, Basketball 2, Tennis 1234, Volley- ball 1234, Football Homecoming Attendant 2, IGAA 234, All Conference Honorable Mention Volleyball 4, M.V.P. Volleyball 1, Class B-C Tennis Doubles State Runner-up 3, High Point Serving Award Volleyball 3. Gaylene Marie Adams: Marching Band 12, Concert Band 123, Pep Band 123, Flag Corps 3, Volleyball Lines- man 1. Terri Lynn Anderson: Spanish Club 34. Erika Baca: Cheerleader 24, Class Trea- surer 13, Cholr 1234, Basketball 1, Track 1234, Volleyball 13, Football Homecoming Attendant 4, Outstanding Choir Member 3. Kenneth Bahschnltt: Football 1234, Track Manager 3, Wrestling 1234, 1000 Club 2, Most Valuable Lineman 4, First Team All-Conference Wres- tling 3, First Team All-Conference Football 4. George Barney Balentine: Basketball 2, Football 234, Track 13, All-Conference Honor- able Mention Football 4. Dlane Denise Baray: Cheerleader 1, Class Secretary 2, Spanish Club 1234, Football Stats 23, Track 3, Honor Roll 1234, SNHS 234, Outstanding Home Ec. Stu- dent 3. Ernest Neal Barquln: Basketball 124, Football 1234, Track 1234, Football Homecom- ing Attendant 4, Junior Prom Attendant 3, Let- ter Club 1234. Michelle Simone Batiste: Transferred from Vero Beach High School, Florida 1, Marching Band 2, Concert Band 12, Pep Band 12, Cheerleader 234, Student Coun- cil 4, Class Representative 4, Drama Club 124, Play Cast 14, Basketball Stats 2, Track 234, Football Homecoming Attendant 4, IGAA 34. Jessica Yvonne Belarano: Transferred from Salford High School 2, Choir 4. Gary L. Bish- op: Baseball 2, AFS 4. Tomas Ivan Borjon: Marching Band 123, Concert Band 12, Pep Band 12, Chess Team 2, Basketball 1234, Foot- ball 1234, Track 234, Anytown 3, Honor Roll 12, Junior Rotarian 4, Letter Club 34, Wildcat Award Track 2, Outstanding Middle Distance E z. a.f .-.rf Track 3, First Team All-Conference Football 4. Wildcat Award Football 4. Michael Lee Bur- kett: Football 123, Track Manager 3, Wrestling 1234, 1000 Club 34, Letter Club 1234, David Andrew Chaff: Football 1234, Track 234, Wrestling 234, 1000 Club 1234, 1200 Club 1234, Football Homecoming King 4, Junior Prom Attendant 3, Letter Club 234, Most lm- proved Wrestler 2, Outstanding Wrestler 3, Most Pins Award Wrestling 3, Most Improved Football 2, Outstanding Linebacker 4, First Team All-Conference Wrestling 3, First Team All-Conference Football 34, Class B State Wres- tling Champ 34, Vincent Thomas Chavez: Student Council 2, Class Representative 2, Class Secretary 4, Letter Club 234, Letter Club President 4, Baseball 2, Basketball 1, Football 1234, Track 3, Wrestling 234, Football Home- coming Attendant 4, M.V.P. Football 1, Most Improved Wrestler 3, Booster Award Football 4, All-Conference Wrestling Honorable Mention 3, All-Conference Football Honorable Mention 4. Kathleen Anne Clayton: AFS 1, Marching Band 12, Concert Band 12, Pep Band 12, Dra- ma Club 1, French Club 34, French Club Vice- President 4, Science Club 1, TRAGYC 1, Bas- ketball Stats 1, Track 1, Tennis 2, Honor Roll 234. Albert J. Cordova: Spanish Club 1234, Track 1, Junior Prom Attendant 3. Mary Co- leen Cork: Transferred from Hellgate High School, Montana 24, AFS 24, Copper Cat 2, Drama Club 4, Stage Crew 4, Student Play Director 4, Choir 24, Pep Club 2, Basketball Manager 2, Track Manager 2, Honor Roll 2. Rocky E. Davis: Transferred from Duncan High School 1, Wrestling 34, 1000 Club 3, Let- ter Club 34, Class B Sf ate Wrestling 4th Place 3. Danny Delgado: Drama Club 1, Track 24. John Christopher Dingman: Marching Band 34, Pep Band 34, Drum Major 4, Chess Team 12, Class Vice-President 1, Track 1, Wrestling Manager 4. Andrew Chaff Vincent Chavez Kathleen Clayton Albert Cordova sf-if " Mary Cork Rocky Davis Q sy Chris Dingman Not Pictured: Danny Delgado Champion llcorlce chewers, Vincent Cha vez and Lorraine Moya, get close to the end in the class competition held at a pep assembly Seniors 99 Tammy Esparza Angela Espinoza Becky Espinoza Carolina Espinoza Kevin Farwell Lisa Franco Lori Fuller Steve Gamblin Gabriel Garcia Dale Garner Michael Giacoletti Katherine Gonzales Lorraine Gonzales Kimberley Gullion Hulon Hayes James Holman Shirley Hunter Anthony James Darwin King Gisela Kovacs Not Pictured: Robert Gutierrez Jack Kiesling 100 Seniors tx. Y " f Qt, G - lc. A 'F' i 7 an-f VW sew! 4-...t " 1 jABotal5ianE4,A.Ql,orl A Fuller. Steves. EJ ,AGaxnblinii 11Clsplaef.CQiA.1234.,Photographer,l234..AAE0Qfba11 ala reams AlllState' Baseball, 3. MschaAalglllgg.AA5A52. 1.Glacoletti: DramalClubf1, Play Cast .1,- Stagef. Summer at the U Placing the symbolic dunce cap on Ernesto Llamas' head is Ricky Perkins. Sviiiltiif F169 .Clips 121'-Q.ChQ1r. 34, Volleyhallpxilvlanager 4g AAngela'glifsESplii- out SgianisllgifllubtA'1234,ATSpal1ish CSlClb.'Seorei tary 4,ABasketball 123, TennisA234, Volleyball 1234, Volleyball lst Team All'Conference 4. Mvlfvqlleyball 4, SNHS 234, Anna Cmllna ABsplnozn:.DramalC1uh 4, ASpanlsh Club 4,:Bas- if. ksfball 1234.5 AAT'af51i. 1234: fAV'51l29l?all.p .1239 1958 234, gisliefl-?5llAA3Tl9iU2COf11lnS Qif?i'1Flf:ifllf V ' 3,-aQosfer AAwaldAzvolleyi,sllAs4.jnaclggi lllf ll ,mir Atograplier, 123, Co-Head PhotogralpherA4,AABaseg iball' 2,tflfrack,14, Letter Clubf1234A,,,Quill,and Scroll ,Erancog -Spanislljilllxb 34, 1,Qrama'Glltb.A4,fEootba1lHomeconiingAtt?ndant . gl,Bgskegball,gSweelhearlA. Auelldaul .3,fg.5mllpiff.A j1,234,:.Trackk1i34, 'Wrestling 12, IOOQ Club .lQ3ettertClubA234Q Quill and Scroll 34, 2nd ,Team All-Conference Football 4, Most Valuable 'De-A AQienslveiLtneman Football 4. Gabriel. Ginnie: AiBa5esall.lAA1234,lAlsasllelbsll 1234, Football 14, Letter Club 34g,,1st.ATeam All-Conference-Pooh Qlall.4,,2nfl resmg.All.conferengeABasllaballi 3, Four seniors decided to see what college life was all about by attending '83 summer session classes at the U of A. Competing against college stu- dents, Ricky Perkins got an A in philosophy and had the highest average in the class. Kim Gullion also did well, receiving an A in psy- chology and a B in public speaking. Not faring nearly as well, howev- er, were Tony Tedla and Ernesto Llamas. "We learned that partying instead of studying gets you no- where," admitted Tony. .. . . .. ..., l ...W QW. V... , .sf ....,. it , i ,L .. . A cgmeim Band 1234, Pep Band 1234, Drama -.AkA'AiClUh.Afl,2k3, Play CaSl.A12, stage cr-ew 123, span. Aish Club 1A234,AgAnytovvn 3,1-lonor.Roll 1234, SNHS 234., l?l3tloynal:AlflistQry Day Contest 3, Perfect Attenr:lanCel.1.Q3g,.U",of A Certificate of 45Qtlll??Aement1A3gATtackflllgr. 4. Robert Gutier- .i'o1gAgjiulonfTgaylorA!-layes: AFS Member 1, iQl2fehgh,.clabi.,234, 'mnovc Club 12, Honor ABQl1il234if NHS 34lQJlmlQf R0tafisvA.4f .Jslw .'?:Qk!'i!t1il1rsf,l.Eef1fba1l A1233 ..' tsgshli as u.. . -- flellslhmfuqliferg.Alffsllsfasal.,lm...osnllgl3si' Affviliwi-A3930flidviiafdiFlfW2Uf.iM0fsl1lfi9AA A .. .. , .. .. . . . . . . . . Band 12.j,Concert Band 12, Q Pep.ABand312,AQjaag j gHiQhQi'A -f3f:lloolgA. ,California 3 4. .A Anthony. AA Bossf ' A. A 'Band 1, Chess Team 1, Copper Cat 1234,A.Pho-X , 'A,AJaniesg1Baseball 1234, l Football A12344-Wregsl A Ag time 122-igjgeffef club34. Jalal warm xml- Aing:.A,Chess,- Team 3,A1000 Club 2, Darwin waging ii.i KlllQ2fFOOtball1, Track 34. steels .Matti K9vsssf..AFSMell1l'sf 1234, 1ViCe-l?f2S1- dares imma clus12s4AlPls Cast123ASt Q tt..t tisl H CPN.11233153'lift-359513Gisli-A-3i25f4fl:,gA.t?li-olden!344 A Chess iCll1l:lA 34 13Still-irizE2li?iCilulif511?Z3A I Hainisri .Roll A AAiAt!!933?5isii!lQ?+5Miiebifis5Ba5d.frfAii2ftifHfi51??i13l23fAf?A?iAf AA1,23Qlf,AA Al?ootballAA'1234,.A Track 123, . Letter, Club i1i234JfMSlPfBaskerbaI1. 1.4 .2ndATeam 1At1.Confer-5 glieeil?5eipsllA4A5rQloutsiandihgAoffanswsasallzlg sssss A Choir 121 Volleyball 1, Jesus ,Ernesto Llamaszg Chess Team 234, and Team All.c0ilfgf2aneeAAaaseballQ3,eacilqgls, capita. oagt1234,g cp-sallam-chief 4, Mamas. jdayAi'l'ournament Allffourney Team-4.A.Jdfq69Qf'i1lt'lgggtflifQrf3,fSubSCripLtionA Manager 2, Drama ,QalolGdmer:1 Transferred from Eagle Mi l'Rllool,.Ca1ilornia 1, Baseball 34, Football 134Q 7.100OgAClub '34, 2ndA TeamlAll-State Footballylg ,Ctew .1, Football Homecoming Attendant 'gliatllerlne Alicia, Gonzales: Transferred i.f:orrl.Duncan High School Q,fzCboirg3Q,l,gQgratngv .iip 3, Gonzales: Cholrl 2, Spanish ,Club f12j A1234, Volleyball 123, lGAA 234, sNlelsi234.1iffj,Pgp.5spqlg1,2,gCaearlescler.4,A:wlliskersi2, Pain Kixnllerlayllo Gullion: AFS Member 1234, .'ll A AA AA A A AA A A 5Pfublicity'Chalrman 34, Marching Band 12345 1Cll?l234f.EEl?v4iQisiiftf1.SStsf1iSbi 014134, Fsefball A State 1A.Hollor7'1.RQll AAA21?3fl4??ll115AA3flf?QUfll5if'd SPN? 34fJ11'?l'5ftAiB05AA AA Al?Ff?tfifEHA.S?lH5iA.?4f5SU Olf'Sf3'?d5?19?AJulll9T,.AA. t A.AlSl6lfi1QtiSpahiSh Award 23- Ami Msrisilvi A ipazg5lgfafelllag.3slfdA.2i, student caunq1A3,.clsssQ 7 A .Treasurer .4 'fClzlssA Re fesentativeA3'AAJunior . , . .i , P W ..., l?1fQlfQAAAlXQlfltIlfl!lf 3, Al-tenor AZA. Roll-of .piggy l'f9PPffff?24sfQ1Qifls,AQ9aQsi, 121. Csnssfl iA.3aftsftQli41e+Tfssk its VO1f2Ybs1!i.121.A lA'5FFF?'2'C.Pf9!T?.A.AtfQf1Fl?WAS3AAfAA A A A i Cory Licano Paula Licano Ernesto Llamas Anna Lopez Mary Ann Lopez Seniors-101 Frank Maldonado Anna Martinez The ace of diamonds Gisela Kovacs tries to figure out how to sit down on Halloween. 102 Seniors Frank Pierre Maldonado Student Council 12 Class Presxdent 1 Class Representative 2 Baseball 12 Basketball 1 Football 1234 Wres tlnng 234 Football Homecoming Attendant 4 Junior Prom Attendant 3 Letter Club 34 Anna Christina Martinez Spanish Club 34 SNHS 34 Richard Ray Martinez Basketball 234 Football 24 Deborah Ann McDowell Choir 3 Tommy Medina JohnA Merino Basket ball 1234 Football 1234 Track 1234 Letter Club 1234 Amelia Miranda Choir 34 Foot ball Homecomang Attendant 4 Bobert A Montoya Marchxng Band 12 Concert Band 12 Pep Band 12 Basketball Manager 12 Foot ball 2 Leonard C Morales Student Council 2 Class Representatnve 2 Baseball 1234 Foot ball 1234 Basketball 12 Wrestling 34 Football Homecommg Attendant 3 Junior Prom Atten dant 3 Letter Club 234 MVP JV Football 2 MVP JV Baseball 3 All Conference Honorable Mention Football 4 Hustle Award Football 4 Veronica Morales Transferred from Ptoneer High School California 4 Ronald Arellano Moran Track 4 1000 Club 4 Lorraine Moya Transferred from Bell Gardens High President 4 Class Vice President 3 Copper Cat 34 Senior Sec Ed 4 Drama Club 2 Stage Crew 2 Spanish Club 34 Spanish Club Presi dent 3 Vrce President 4 Tennis 234 Football Homecomrng Attendant 3 Junior Prom Queen 3 Girls Statefi Honor Roll 234 NHS4 Junior Rotanan 4 Quill and Scroll 4 SNHS 234 Span ish Award 2 Outstanding History Student 3 Outstanding World History 3 NAU Scholarship 4 Charlotte Leigh Ann Owen Cheerleader 234 Student Councrl 1234 Class President 2 Class Secretary 1 Class Representative 3 Stu dent Council President 4 Copper Cat 1234 Photographer 123 Co Head Photographer 4 Drama Club 4 Basketball 1 Track 12 Track Stats 34 Basketball Sweetheart Attendant 234 Anytown 3 Honor Roll 1234 NHS 34 Junior Rotarian 4 IGAA 34 Quill and Scroll 34 Eng lrsh Ill Award 3 DAR Outstanding Cttnzen Award 4 U of A President s Award for Excel Ience 4 Andres William Padilla Track 2 Christina Ray Parsons Student Council 1 Class Representative 1 Tennis 34 IGAA 34 Anna Pena Choir 4 Elizabeth A Peralta Student Council 1 Class Representative 1 Choir 2 Basketball 1234 Track 1234 Volley ball 1234 Football Homecomtng Queen 4 Ju mor Prom Attendant 3 Basketball Sweetheart Attendant 3 Honor Roll 14 Jumor Rotarian 4 IGAA 1234 Captains Award Basketball 3 Captain s Award Volleyball 4 All State Track 3 Champ State Drscus 3 David Richard Per kins AMUN 34 Marching Band 123 Concert Band 123 Pep Band 123 Chess Team 1234 Copper Cat 1234 Co Edin Chief 4 Managing Play Cast 4 Student Council 4 Class Represen tatwe 4 Tennrs 234 Anytown 3 Honor Roll 1234 NHS 34 Junior Rotarian 4 Quill and Scroll 34 WOW History Award 3 Top Ten State Math Contest 1 Top 10011 State Math Contest 234 Chemistry I Award 3 English lll Medal 3 National Merit Fmahst 4 U of A Presl dents Scholarship 4 Paul Anthony Peru Cheryl Price ou h act to follow ,pta btw Attempting to follow in the class of 83 s footsteps is Lorraine Moya I m tired of being compared to last year s seniors, remarked Aur ella Miranda, voicing a feeling shared by many rn the class of 84 It was true that the faculty and administration considered the class of 83 an exceptional group of sen iors a group that could not east ly be replaced I dont think the teachers expected much from us this year, admitted Melissa Rome o We ve had a reputation for being kind of a bad class We are rather lazy as a whole bserved Lisa Franco l agree said Lorraine Moya A couple of people always end up having to do everything We definitely miss last year s seniors at the basketball games exclaimed Leigh Ann Owen "They did all the yelling " '77 'Q : l v U 1 u , f v , ' , ' I Y I . . ' Y V D 7 I Q I - 1 , . , . . : 0 V I - 5 r , . . ' 5 ' r . ' . ' . . . . , Q , x v s r " Q ' - A : . , . y . , 0 ,?. ts , , , ' I . . 2 git, l , . . t r 1 5 ' ' . ' , ' ' gb rf r 1 l ' 1 1 r ' A r- t I r I 9 I 9 . P1 1 ' r I 7 7 t V D b t . , 1 D 1 Y , . . . ff School, California 2, Student Council 4, Class Editor 3, Business Manager 2, Drama Club 4, I 4 7 l h l 1 1 I . Q 3 l . r ' 9 I ! I Q 9 D : Q 1 ' RV r Y ' r f , - y , 4 . l , , . , . , - 9 l 7 9 Q t 4 l ' . Y .F . . . , . , , , . v 1 ' ' if cc r . . ,, . A Q. y . ts - 'l - 3 7 - GC 7 - Q 17 e . if 7 1 I' . 1 - Y! Ll lf I , 5 , - so 2 0 . , - - il . il CC v Q . 1 ' 37 U . Y ' ' Richard Martinez Deborah McDowell Tommy Medina " Wm' John Merino Aurelia Miranda Bobert Montoya Leonard Morales Ronald Moran Lorraine Moya Leigh Ann Owen Christina Parsons Anna Pena Elizabeth Peralta Richard Perkins Paul Peru Cheryl Price Not Pictured: Veronica Morales Andres Padilla SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS AND REP RESENTATIVES include: FRONT ROW Lorraine Moya, pres., Liz Abril, vice-pres. Anna Lopez, treas.g Michelle Batiste, rep 2ND: Chris Scott, rep.: Vincent Chavez, sec. Frank Maldonado, rep., Ricky Perkins, rep. Seniors 103 Tonya Price Santiago Robledo Marla Ross Rodriguez Brent Roman Charley Romero Melissa Romero Victor Ruedas Donna Saiz James Saiz Fred Sanders Patrick Scheier 104-Seniors Tonya Michele Price: AFS 2,,Marching Band 123, Concert Band 12, ,Pep Band 123, Flag- Corps 23, Volleyball Linesman 12. Santiago Ernesto Robledp: Football 3. Maria Ross Rodriguez: Basketball 23, Cl1oir.2, Track 1, Volleyball 123, Class Treasurer 2. Brent Lujan Roman: Football 1234, Track Manager 4, Wrestling 2, 1000 Club 34,-Letter Club 34, Junior Prom Attendant i3.rCharley Romero: Track 34, Melissa Ann -Romero: Marching Band 13, Concert Band 123, Pep Band 13, Student Council 3, Class President 3, Drama Club 1, Play Cast 1, Pom Pons 2, Spanish Club 124, Spanish Club President 4, Junior Prom A1tendant3, Honor Roll 1234, IGAA 234, SNHS 2, Basketball Sweetheart Attendant 4. Victor Edwin Ruedas: FootballStats 34, Wrestling 23, Donna Jean Saizi Trac!-51234, Volleyball 234, IGAA,-1234,Class-Vide-Presi' dent 2, Class Secretary 3, Drarnaifllub 12, James Anthony Saiizi Trackf1234,, ,Football 1, Football Manager 34,,Wrestling 12,,Letter Club' 1234, Spanish Club R 14 Frederiekff. Sanders: AFS Publicity Chairman 12, March- ing Band -12, Concert Band 12,-Baseballj1234, Basketball 12 Football 1234, Wrestling 34, tooo Club 1234, 1200 Club 234, .inner Prom Kingi3, Ist Team AllLConterence Football 34, Captairfs Award Football 34, Boys' State 3, Junior Rotarian 4, Letter ,Club 234. Patrick Michael Scheier: Marching, Band 12, Concert Band-12, Pep Band 12, 'Jazzr.Bandf 12, Chess Team1234, DrarrialClub 1234, Play Cast 14, Stage Crew 1234, SpiencetClub 123, Boys' State 3, Honor Roll -23, Junior Rotation 4, Drafting l Award 3, AFS i12.,Christopl-nerr John -Scott: Student Councll'4, ClasSiReph' sentative -4, Basketball Manager 4, Football 1234,jHonor Roll 112, Letter Club 34, -Current Events Award 3, ,All-Conference Honorable ,Mention Football 4.1 Jeanie Marie Syndet: Choir,x4. Shawn Jeanette Spencer: .Trans- ferred from Cliolla High School 4f,'Dtama Club 4, Stage Crew 4. Anthony Toddffedla: Chess Team 12, Student Council 4, Class Representa- tive 4, Copper ,Cat 1234, Advertising-Manager 2, Sports Editor 34, Drama Club 12,1 Stage Crew 12, Science Club 12, Basktball.Manager 1, Football 1234. WrestlingiManager 2, Wresf tling Stats 34, Most Improved Varsity, Football 4, All-Conference 2nd.'l'eam Football 4,-Honor Roll 1234, NHS 34, Juniorryliotarian 4, Letter Club 234, Quill 8a-Scrollr3,4r, NAU Publicatloni Camp 1. Brenda Sue Tomlin: Volleyball nag ager 1, Track 1, Choir 1234, Moat Outstanding Choir 3, .Drama Club 4, Stage Crew 4,iShe1-gy Lynn Trujillo: All-'IDN 23, Marching Band 123,5 Concert Band 123, Pep,Bm1d 123, Cheerleader 12, Student ,Council 234, Class,-Repf resentatiye 3, Student Council ,Vice-President 24, Copper Cat 1r234,F'resl1man Sec, Ed,23,.5eg1, lor Secg Ed,-4, Spanish Club 4,12 Girls? State, 3, Basketball Sweetheart- Attendant 4, Prom Attendant 3,71-lonor, Roll C1234-,Q Qulll,,8z saai1,34, snns 234, Typing Award i, NHS, 34, Junior Rotarian, 4, Spanish Awardr12,fBiologQ' Award- 2, Algebra ll Award 13, General 'Acai demic Scholarship toiU'of. QA, 1-ASU, -8:.NAU Outstanding JuniorlAward 3.,Johnny,Qtgldo2: Football 12. Monica Rose Vaoquer:zMarcbing Band 12, Coneert Band 12, Rep,Band512,iBag' ketbalt A Stats A 124. , Johnny ,Hg 1 Velaaquezg Baseball. 12, ,Footballj124, Wrestling -1234, Letf ter Club 4,fMelioSa Verdugo: Marching Band 2, Cheerleader 1,-rBasketball Stats 34, Junlor- Prom ,Attendant-3yJunlor Vlllagomoz: Base- ball2, ,Basketball 34, 'Football 12, Track Let? ter Club' 4 .--, Gary CS.-Wene: Drama Club -1, 5tage'fCrew,-1, TRARGYC-21. Paul Lane Zalei Seience- Club 1, ,Traek 234, ,Wrestling 234, Dial marClub'1,Stage,Crew 1. t f 1 il A trip to California following graduation was a goal shared by 25 seniors who worked during the year to raise the necessary S198 each. Car washes, bake sales, a yard sale, and a raffle were held to Christopher Scott Jeanie Snyder Tony Tedla Brenda Tomlin Sherry Trujillo Johnny Valdez Monica Vasquez Johnny Velasquez Melissa Verdugo Junior Villagomez Gary Wene Paul Zale Not Pictured: Shawn Spencer alifornia here We come help pay for the trip. With Disneyland, Catalina ls- land, and Magic Mountain on the itinerary, f' . . . it should be an ex- perience l'll never forget," re- marked Albert Cordova. And, as Melissa Verdugo declared, "It will be the last time I'll be together with all my friendsf, Sorting items to be sold at a yard sale are Michelle Batiste, Terri Anderson, and Anna Lopez. Seniors 105 ' is A U ' , 0 O 5 O UZ? - - L x. my, 5335 3- is lt wasn't exactly the best of times for businesses in our area. The strike, followed by the flood in Clifton, had a resounding ef- fect on the local economy. Al- though it would have been easy to succumb to such tremendous blows, proud and determined patrons were dedicated to re- building and starting again. Completely demolished by the flood, Sears relocated in the old donut shop and reopened within two weeks. The Rode Inn once again rebuilt the bottom floor of the motel, and Riley's Drug set up business in the old JC Penney store. Never failing to put out an issue, even if it was only one mimeographed page, the Copper Era was back in full production before Christmas. With so many people asking the question: "Will Clifton and Morenci be able to survive?", Greenlee County merchants continued to show an amazing resilience. r N , r 'fs Q .... 1 .ax F if I Q ..,,, is if Rf 'r s An embarrassed Shelly Ruedas receives a candy cane from Santa Claus at the Lions Club Christmas party. Dressed ln their costumes, youngsters participate in the cake walk sponsored by the Pride Band at the Halloween Carnival. Community Division Page-107 xi-r STUTE'S JEWELRY TRONS 509 Main Street POLLOCK'S WESTERN 81 Safford, Arizona 428-2901 xii CONSOLIDATED TITLE COMPANY 605 Main Street Safford, Arizona xxx M 81 M TRUE VALUE HARDWARE 203 E. Highway 70 Safford, Arizona 428-4555 xxx HONDA HACIEN DA AND YAMAHA 918 Thatcher Boulevard Safford, Arizona 428-4700 Mr. 81 Mrs. Phil Martinez Ruth gl Maurice Sandoval Mr. 81 Mrs. Tony B. 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Highway 70 Safford, Arizona 428-3505 xii BOSA DONUTS 1275 Thatcher Boulevard Safford, Arizona Good Luck from Dr. Donut SAFFORD BUILDERS SUPPLY ACE HARDWARE Mr. gl Mrs. The Glodis 707 Sixth Avenue Safford, Arizona 428-1003 Ralph Lara Family Kathy Verdugo Fay Goosile The Annis Family Erika Ruedas The John Moreno Family Dr. 81 Mrs. Mike, Delia, Mr. gl Mrs. Mr. gl Mrs. Mr. gl Mrs, Paul Sherrell, Tamara 81 Kathryn Melissa 81 Annette Rocha Ruben Valdez 81 Family Charles Brannon 81 Family Nicolas Armijo 81 Family Alfie gl Sara Lujan Jr. Anthony 81 Timothy Padilla Jackie Quinn The Borjon Family Bryan gl Heather Kinneberg Mr. 81 Mrs. Mark Siqueiros gl Family Edward Dunham Mr. gl Mrs. Mr. 81 Mrs. Jerry Williams Alfredo Barquin gl Family The Charles Boling Family James Dale Garner Mr. 81 Mrs. R. L. Gojkovich Jim 81 Debbie Armbrust The Joe Armijo Family Coach and Mrs. Joe Hernandez and Family Mr. 81 Mrs. Eddie Navarrete gl Son 108 Community PEPSI COLA BOTTLiNG COMPANY Senior boys enjoy A Pepsi provided bv local driver Stan Shurtz. P ll i wwem 1- is XIII N3 Phone Box 1328 865 3142 Cllfton Arlzona Samtary Market It Pays to Shop at Reay s ' Meats Produce Grocerles Daily 9 00 a m to 7 OO p m Phone 865 3688 Sunday 12 noon to 6 00 p m Chfton Arlzona North Coronado Boulevard Cl1fton Arizona Phone 865 3212 Western Auto Congratulations Class of 84 H 8z R Block The Income Tax People Cmdy Rutherford, Mgr Phone Catalog Store 196 S Coronado Blvd 865 4814 phone 865 4551 Clifton, Arnzona 865 5577 1 10-Community X A . .8 E 'Q 2 x Q, '5 ,SSUSJ s,-- febe A ' he VLLL 4 rklk ,,.. A . X Q . 1 651: 33 L - '--e A - ' - 3 is i f k . ' - 1 Q, 1-si rf, f . 1 ii' -f ' fa? 2 so A 6. ' p ' Pg 1 Xs-1 5 K ,,,.,., ...e,..., A ,,.l . o..1,, 5 K 6 so ...,, A A :le ffl 7 'W' 1 lf o its i .... , K K Q .:.:.1 ..,. 2 .... Q 2+-fl. ' 1 I 2 : . . , 7 . g I - HoIIaday's Photo Emporium Cameras, Photo Supplies, Frames Wedding Portraits 81 Announcements Senior Pictures and Announcements 429 Main Street Safford, Arizona Phone: 428-0206 P l BALENTINE OFFICE PRODUCTS INC. 612 Main Street Safford, Arizona Phone: 428-0840 Preparing to take Hulon Hayes' senior picture is Dale Holladay. Owners: Mr- and Mrs' Tip Balentme. KOPPER KETTLE KAFE ,vw- ai' ,,..-M Sie. . Trying to decide what to order, Lisa Taylor and Beatrice Denogean look over the menu. Managers: Leo, Agnes, and Larry Ross Phone: 865-4944 Morenci Plaza Community-1 1 1 Energy is our business 1490 AM and KFM 99 Conser V102 lf Moms Music RADIO ns everyones busmess u S f Ywmlmf FUNERAL Home EACH SERVICE IS COIDUCTED P k A WITEAQUIEI' DIGIT!! ESSENTIAL T0 YOUR COMFORT I WELL BEING REGMDLESS Ol' YOUR EIIBICIAL CIRCUHSTMCES SUIITIIIIIEST EIIS Morenci Water 8z Electric I - X - .s.. i K . K K "' Riley's United Drug Store X-J New store located on N. Coronado Boulevard Clifton, Arizona ey's Dru as 't a peare rior o e c o er oo , w ic com eeydesroe e u' in. ALLSTA TE lNsuRA Ncf J 8z R Chevron Tlres and Accessorles Hwy 666 Ranlroad Boulevard Auto Life Homeowners Fire Commercial and Health Cllfton Arlzona YQ Phone 8554557 Clfton Amona Agent Don Sorrells l Eastern Arlzona COUIICP Serving Graham Greenlee 8: Northern Cochise Countnes 301 E I-lxghway 70 P O Box N Safford Arxzona 428 2560 Toll Free Numbers Morencl 865 3737 Duncan 359 2127 Community-113 pllehs lnnuazgammww MORENCIBRANCH Over a century of growth in Arizona and developing for the future since 1899 ffygx 5153 -f'oSQ-2. gg Qi Dj 53 A 1 iiiiiiiinel ilitiiiia DuNcAN VAfL EY NEwse1i5ia"TQ2.w+2t:f me Greenlee County's Official Newspaper 3 HALLMARK CAROLS Cows PIZZA SHOP Mt. Graham Shopping Cen ter W C A fl A nnen 'hs-Q N Wafd S CHHYOH Phone 865-5291 Phone: 428.6211 Safford, Arizona Clifton, Al'lZOna l.OCAl.LY OWNED AND OPERATED Residential Commercial Industrial Service "Don't Get Stung" Call The Local Crew Clifton-Morenci Exterminators 196 South Coronado Phone: Clifton, Arizona 865-5193 Bill Thomaslleafs through the Copper Cat as Beatrice Denogean I an ad Contract- Arizona License 135 Community-1 15 East Highway 70 Safford, Arizona Phone I IVANHO MOBILE HOME PARK 8 SALES L,.,.o-Jw ll YELLOW Like a good l I nefghbof' El E FRON'1 ' State Farm --.l do AND zeke HERRERA -Q 'f f' Ace 1 , Q wd oflilwfl E nlmlll HE KER AUT 176 Coronado Boulevard 'ij l "UM mm ' Po. Box 1236 lu K ' I H I D Clifton Arizona 85533 ' Bus. Phono: 865-2625 STATEQTXQN,iLoFof4?NCoEf2Shf'rP::ff Your FHH11 .Y Store Res, Phone: 865-5272 e , PO. Box 697 I 9 X V E Clifton, Arizona 85533 . E 'y 1 Q QVAXVN I' -xi p , , ro! q, Qoexyxux '-" X PXWRQS V f Store employees include: James Holman, Xavier Montoya, Trevz ' Fremont, Frank Valtierra, and manager Howard Hom. 1 16-Community -3822 S NACCARATVS BURGER sfkvlcf KING GILA VALLEZ Morenci Shopping Center PLAZA P.O. Box 226 Ph Safford, Arizona 428 6171 CALDWELL FUNERAL HOMES Phone' 865-4597 Ray C Lust 112 E M S S ff d, F l D Phone: 428 1740 C M ll CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES CLASS OF 1984 1. Compliments of Frank Alvidrez C ll 7 1 i , ESTES DRUG Ii-iq 1 RELIABLE?- I PRESCRIPTIONS Fountain: 865-3171 Prescriptions: 865-3112 SEE U5 FOR ALL FAMILY NEEDS Cosmetics, Perfumes Gifts, Cards, Baby Supplies and Prescription Drugs , We A Selecting a book from the wide variety of best-sellers is David Annis. 118-Community I Lowest Prices In Eastern Arizona Blue Ribbon Service it Family Owned And Operated 718 Central Avenue Safford, Arizona Phone: 428-1844 I AND D AUTO SUPPLY Fll-:5TA WHH-AN'5 NAPA JOBBER FLOWERS JEWELRY Wedding Flowers Complete Gift Shop M 1 A Wedding Stationery Diamonds- Watches Agway? 4 49ht it or C Flowers For Dinnerware All Occasions Silver-Crystal iififiifi A Morenci: 865-2161 Clifton: 865-3742 MODERN DRESS 411 Main Street '13 C .t.i safford, Arizona 85546 ii Q Phone: 428-0056 54 ' 200 N. Coronado Boulevard, Clifton, Arizona Howell 's Copper State Motors Inc. South Coronado Boulevard "lf only we could drive," sigh freshmen Suzie Valdez, Libby Clifton, Arizona Chavez, and Julie Carr as they admire a new Ford model. Community-119 ' Snacks for' JCPQHUQ-gy - every taste. . Catalog Serwce EASTERN T H F N b ARIZONA oSaff8i8 S211 er I TOM 'S SNACKS 865-4561 Phone: 428-5773 ,,..a,,,W- M' " X fi W N t I , ri li i lil gigizvitlvi lit-Iililllfll fi i illlwteliii--wud gadllv l'lM5l I 5 X Gt X: l JM 4 J. Ji-W, rw' if "N- it faith I ' 'W in ' i l ifwiimmikxiifvi X it will W-Mi,awwMwrqiipxkiisxgwmiww I -L Direct Home UPS Delivery T-OFF 8 SUCH Special Order Sporting Goods Specializing in Golf Equipment west Highway 555 Town Team Uniforms Nike, Pony, Adidas Shoes Clifton, Arizona Steve I-ludgens, Proprietor Phone: 865-40 MCRENCI MOTEL 120-Community Restaurant Hours: 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Daily 865-4 lf you're a student getting "B's" or better, you may qualify for Farmers-in the form of special bonus lower rates on your auto insurance, Call today and get the facts on Farmers moneywsaving Good Student Auto Policy. HEY, SMARTY! , rnmsns K ' insurance '- y anour ?,y 1 E' '...: 'C I Danny Merrill, Agent J OE'S FURNITURE CO. NABOR'S CORNER BARBER SHOP 8z A TOUCH OF CLASS Owners: Rosemary, Edward 8a Max Nabor and Eloisa Polanco Chase Creek Phone: Clifton, Arizona 865-5392 CABLECOM OF CLIFTON-M OREN CI YOUR HBO 8: CINEMAX HEADQUARTERS Morenci, Arizona 865-4031 M OREN CI VARIETY i Moren ci Plaza ' ' Phone: 865-2633 Uslcf ' in Morenci, Arizona BUFFO JEWELRY WA TCHE5 DIAMONDS SIL VER WARE I our store you'll find diamonds you Give the gift of love . can be proud of because you want the best. Keepsake Diamonds y ' f' K it d d b :ta l P 9 ' 2 i X U " ' North Coronado Boulevard y df i , . . i ll d 14K ' N ..--" Clifton, Arizona h ll ' ,, 9 Id h A ' ' VENTUQA HENDON Community-121 Singer, Kirby, Viking I Bernina Filter, Queen Pfaff A CONTRACTING. conp. Walneck's Safford Sewing Center Authorized Singer Dealer Commercial 302 Highway 70, Safford, Arizona 85546 Residential Remodeling Phoner 428-0494 Maintenance We sell the best and service the rest L' d, B d d d l d BEST WISHES G DUATES Best Wishes to all Mlgfafklf D' 500391 the 1984 Graduates men ee Ojljjy upemser fi Mrs. Helen J. Cooper 8a Fami I I Nice Chan e Salon EN ' g c: E NTE QMARKET We specialize in complete , M.. ms- hair care for men and women 5 369 Coronado Boulevard Phone: Clifton, Arizona 865-3682 VAN LEU VEN AWARD 5 Daily 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Manufacturers-Designers-Engravers Sunday 10 a'm"5 pm' Trophies 0 Plaques ' Medals f Ribbons Meats-Produce-Ice Name Plates 0 Executive Gifts Canned Goods 525 Main Street, Safford, Arizona 122-Community Phelps Dodge ercantile llce academy after graduation. Morenci Plaza Morenci, Arizona appro iff' ff: v 5 QI Your One-Stop Shopping Center 1 -it V3 K u ,sl 1 .v"""', I der to earn spend g y n0l' ximate in mone ,se R ky Da ly 30 hours a week. - ,av- MJ N vis works Community-123 CLIFTON LUMBER AND IMPROVEMENT CO. EVERYTHING FOR BUILDING SINCE 1912 DO IT YOURSELF Sc GARDENING CENTER 403 S th C d B l d Clfton, Arizona Phone: 865-3363 SEILIIECCII' CUILIIEZSNIIEIIRS I 0 'Zf L Lf 11 , - 628 8 Ave. I - r ' ',-22 X '-4' N a or , TIZODH T: . --uf , t 428-1 194 f QREDKEN SAFFORD COLLEGE OF BEAUTY CULTURE 201 E. M ' : ' 428-0331 Q i 1 s ff d A ' I I X 1 1 N Thon'unamofouotalunuty:Rodkon hair care, skin can and cosmetics am Phone Safforcl, Arlzona Robert's Service and Dunlap We Service and Repair Your Car North Coronado Boulevard Clifton, Arizona Keep Chipping Away Until gulf Congratulations on a fine year! Morenci P id Band Boost You Reach Your Goals 1 Sllllll, llll. G y M k I9 E. NINTH STREET L I S 1 TEMPE, ARIZONA 85281 Ulm N7 -4662 'lbmorrow has apface fortfiosewfw cfemcmcf more QftllCl11S6LV6S today VALLEY HAIIOIMI. MIK? Oneofaluncl 0 O cnbcr FDIC C lty 125 C' " tQ86 A 'f H V WMM as YEARS OF Expenrlse 30, - A lv., Q' 4 3 5 Taste Buds With 7' gfg American 8I Authentic Z 33 V Mexican Foods ,J All Mayor Credlt Cards Accepted Daly Luncheon Speclals ld Us Co-oahob Your Commllon hdy lonqvd loam For Up fo 20 People - FOR - n939fVUfl0n3 A000904 For Out-Oi-Town Guests - cmuese at counusr ENTREES a. EXCELLENT DINING C0"""Y MW2' Mm' - :mov oun GAsucH'r nssnunmr 1 Reservahons - a. neo CARPET Louucs Highway 70 Em-saffora 1 800 352-4232 I I ,X A . ' ' 'Cf' K 1 ,Q L Ds. It W -ie fi L Quench Your . I :Ali:"'l: .' S I . . I the - Country Manor Motel I HVOU DESERVE THE BEST" - WE CATER TO COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS 81 Countr Manor Restaurant I - VVATERBEDS I - DIRECT DIAL PHONE OUT-OE-TOWN RESERVATIONS Red Carpet Lounge - POOL - CABLE COLOR TV Banquet - IN-ROOM REFRIGERATORS 1'800'352'4232 ALSO: GASLIGHT RESTAURANT at LOUNGE ENJOY - BANQUET ROOMS - CHINESE -200 SEATING CAPACITY - ITALIAN - MEETING ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR - GOURMET ENTREES A'-E MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED CONVENTIONS OR PRIVATE PARTIES - FINE DINING 428-2451 MANOR HOUSE RESTAURANT - MEXICAN FOOD - STEARS - COCKTAILS Highway 70 East - Saffofd I UNITED WASTE SYSTEMS Serving Your Area Residential and Commercial Specializing in Residential Commercial Container Systems Compactors Phone: 428-6696 126-Community oosters' Club With president Moose Saiz at the helm for the seventh consecutive year, the Boosters' Club continued its support of local athletes. The club continued to hold a fall, winter, and spring sports banquet. They also sponsored three track meets at the high school and both a volleyball and a basketball tourna- ment at Fairbanks Middle School. Wildcat belt buckles were raffled off at home football and basketball games. Funds from rattles and con- cession sales were used to buy tro- phies and medals for award-winning athletes in all sports. Other club officers for the year in- cluded: Bill Kingsley, vice-presidentg Tigi Verdugo, secretaryg and Virginia Saiz, treasurer. Accepting an award from Bill Kingsley is Hector Salazar, state champ in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Holding the bag while senior Carolina Espinoza draws the winning ticket for an autographed volleyball is Leroy Saiz. Boosters' Club president, Moose Saiz, presents Dave Woodall with a plaque com- memorating the boys' state championship in track. Boosters' Club 127 General ndex ndy Chaff won a second straight B-C State heavyweight wrestling championship. A TOUCH OF CLASS-121, Abril. Liz'25, 38, 39. 53, 56, 98, 103, 128 Abril, Orlando-54, 59, 64, 74, 91, 93 ACADEMIC DIVISION PAGE-70, 71 Adams, GayIene498 ADMINISTRATION-82. 83 Aguilar, Benjie127. 34. 52. 53 Aguilar, Greg-54, 60, 95 Aguilar. JeII,88, 90 Akcr, Lisa-'75 Aker. Krissullfll Alley, Mike-59, 88 ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY-113 Alvidrcz, Frank-117 AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE-38, 39 Andazola, Rudy-50, 59, 91 Anderson, Terri-38, 98. 105 Annis. David-31, 32, 33, 35, 37. 95, 118 ANYTOWN-30, 31 Aragon, Richard-91 ARIZONA MODEL UNITED NATIONS-30. 31 ART DEPARTMENT-74, 75 ATHLETICS DIVISION PAGE-411, 47 Avalos, Sylvia-44, 91 and members worked all year to earn money to attend a band camp in California. Baca. Erika-14, 18, 22, 23. 40, 41, 44, 49. 98. Baca, Hector-32 Baca. PrisciIla'27, 49 Bahschnitt, Kenneth-50. 60. 69. 98. 129 Baker, Julie-35, 37, 42. R55 Baker. Kelly 34. 35, 53, 135 Balderrama, Nancy-27, 49. R7 Balenrine, George50, 60, 98 BALENTINE OFFICE PRODUCTS INCORPORATED-111 BAND-42, 43, 44, 45 Baray, Diane-39, 49, 98 Barela. Elisa-49 Barquin, Ernie-46, 50, 60, 66. 98, 129 Barry, Clint-54, 95 BASEBALL-54, 55 BASKETBALL, FRESHMAN BOYS-64, 65 BASKETBALL. J.V. BOYS-64, 65 BASKETBALL. J.V. GIRLS-64, 65 BASKETBALL, VARSITY BOYS-66, 67 BASKETBALL, VARSITY GIRLS-62. 1:3 Bates. Chad-2, 59, 88 Batisre, Michelle-18, 30. 36, 40. 49. 98, 103, 105, 128 Baughn, lSobby'88 Baughn. Donaldf91 Beiarano, Georgia-88 Bejarano, Jessica'44, 98 Beltran, Brenda-71, 91 Benavidez. Frank-39, 42, 91 Bendel. Bruce-95 Bendel, Raymond-88 Best, Jeff'39, 50, 78, 95 Blles, Stephen-52, 91 Bishop, Garyb98 Bishop, Jerry-95, 129 Blanco, Ignacio.54 Boling, Chuck-29, 35, 42. 52, 95 Boling, Tony-83 BOOSTERS' CLUB-127 Borion, Elisa-30, 35, 38, 39, 56, 95 Borjon, FrancIs'32, 34. 53, 135 A Borjon, Tomas-18, 31, 47, 50, 60. 66, 97. 98 ROSA DOUGHNUTS108 Bouriaque, David'37. 72, 95 Bourlaque, Edward-84 BOYS' STATE-30, 31 Brannon, Sieve-35, 37, 59, 91 Breshears, Roxanne-42, 88 Brooks, Marc-87 Bruce, Missy-42, 88 Bryant, Shelly-37, 39, 59, 88 Burke, Clint-55, 59, 69, 91 Burkett, Mike-69, 99, 129 Burl, Debb1Q427 Burt, Fred,54 BUFFO JEWELRY121 128-General lndex BURGER KING117 BUSINESS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT-76, 77 Bustamante, Cecilia-38, 91 ounty-wide curfew was imposed in October due to problems caused by the flood and strike, CABLECOM OF CLIFTON-MORENCI-121 Calderon, Amalia-95 CALDWELL FUNERAL HOME-117 Campbell, Fredf17, 60, 95 Carabeo, Brendaf53 CAROL'S HALLMARK-115 Carr. Julie-18, 35. 37, 88. 90, 119 Carrasco, Robert-18, 47, 59, 69, 91 CARTER MOTORS-108 Castaneda, Tony-55 Cates, Don-50, 51 Causer, Brian-52, 95 Causer, Kathy-53 CENTER MARKET-122 Cervanlez, Doreen-76, 83, 91 Chafl. Andrew-15, 19, 50, 60, 68, 69, 99, 129 Chavarria, Sreve'50, 59, 91 Chavez, Anna-42, 95 Chavez, Donna-32, 53 Chavez, Eddie-44, 50. 60, 95, 129 Chavez, Julienne-88 Chavez, Libby-35, 44, 59, 88, 119 Chavez, Michael-88 Chavez, Vlncent418, 60, 69, 99, 103, 129 CHEERLEADERS-40, 41 CHESS CLUB-36, 37 CHOIR-44, 45 Clayton, Ka!hyf38, 99 , Clemmer, Kevin-55 CLIFTON LUMBER 8: IMPROVEMENT CO.-124 CLIFTON-MORENCI EXTERMINATORS-115 COLE'S PIZZA-115 COMMUNITY DIVISION PAGEJ06, 107 Connell. George-55 Connell, .Iacqueline'95 Connell, Johnf78, 95 CONSOLIDATED TITLE COMPANYJO8 Cooper. Jackie-122 Cooper, Jacqueline-25, 41, 95 Cooper. James-37. 59, 71. 88 COPPER CAT-34, 35 COPPER ERA-115 Cordova, Albert'38, 77, 99 Cordova, Maria-38, 91 Cork. Mary-25, 37. 99, 135 Cork, Virgil'59, 84 Correlejo, Mark-59, 88 COUNTRY MANOR MOTEL-126 COUNTRY MANOR RESTAURANTJ26 Cmrts, Kent-37, 50, 59. 91 Cueto, Lisa-37, 39, 44. 59, 88 are to Dream was the theme used for the basketball homecoming Dahlgren, Tammy-91 DANENHAUER INSURANCE AGENCY-110 Davis, Rocky469. 99, 123, 129 Day, Jon'59, 69, 88 Dayao, Raul-58, 59, 65, 88 Dayao, Teresa-30, 59, 64, 88, 89, 132 De.Iesus, Andrea-24 115 Dcnogean. Beatrice-35. 42. 63, 91. 111. Denngcan, Martha-49 Denoguan, Mike'32, 54, 60, 64, 95 Denogean, Tl1cresa'42, 45, 91 Denogcan, Xavicr'52, 60, 95, 129 DESERT SAGE-122 Dingman. Annef88, 131 Dingman. Chris-22, 44, 69, 99 Dingman, Christina-35, 39, 59, 63, 91 Dominguez, John'91 Dominguez, Nancy'8B Dominguez, Nena'42, 88 DRAMA CLUB-36, 37 DRIVER'S EDUCATION DEPARTMENT78 Dunagan. Christina488 Dunagan, Paul,55, 95 Duran, Rhonda'53 Durr, Sheri-42, 49, 91, 128 arrings were popular with both boys and girls Easley, Murl-35. 38, 91 EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER-113 EASTERN ARIZONA TOM'S SNACKS120 Eaves, Ru!h'84. 134 I.G.A.A. MEMBERS: FRONT ROW: Deana Martinez, Anna Navarrete, Traci Flores Rodela, Lorraine Gonzales, Lisa Malloque. 2ND: Leigh Ann Owen, Donna Sanz, Espinoza, Annette Rocha, Marina O'Leary. 3RD: Liz Peralta. Liz Abril, Melissa Romero Saiz. Erma Villagomez. 4TH: Veronica Flores, Michelle Batiste, Becky Peru, Melissa Kristi Merino, Sheri Durr. ETTER CLUB MEMBERS: FRONT ROW: Kenny Bahschnitt, Sergio Urcadez, Vincent havez, Jerry Bishop, Jorge O'I.eary, Leonard Morales, Johnny Velasquez, Todd Hammett, on Kiesling. 2ND: Chris Hicks, Frank Maldonado, Andy Chaff, Eddie Chavez, Jimmy Saiz, red Sanders, Chris Scott. 3RD: Rocky Davis, Paul Horn, Steve Mendoza, Ev Gordon. Brent oman, Daniel Lopez, Louis Lopez, Brian Vallejo. 4TH: Mike Burkett, Xavier Denogean, abriel Garcia, Johnny Merino, Tony Tedla, Er dens. Jack-60, 83 NGLISH DEPARTMENT-75 nriquez, EIizabeth425, 27, 95 pperson, Joey'88 parza. Tammy-44, 56, 74, 100 spinoza, Angie-29. 38, 52. 53. 56, 100 spinoza, Anita-42, 88 pinoza, Becky-100 splnoza, Carolina-38, 49, 56, 63, 100, 127, 128 spinoza, Leticia-27 STES DRUG-118 red Sanders was named MVP of the Courier's all- tar football team. ACULTY-84. 85, 86, 87 ARMERS INSURANCE-121 arwell, Kevin-34, 35, 97, 100 aulkner, RoyA84, 87 einstein, Joey-50 einstein, Stephanie-39, 48, 49, 59, 91, 92 erro, Jenny-22. 35, 38. 39, 88 erro, Mayre'84 IESTA FLOWERS-119 illernan, Sue'82 leishman, Michael-87 Iores Iores lore: orez, Iores. , Evelyn.l8, 27, 38. 39. 91. 93 Angel-44. 88, 90 Traci-16, 27, 30, 33, 40. 49, 95, 97, 128 lores, , Veronica Lynn-39. 42, 56, 91, 92, 128 Alex-88 Annette-95 owers, Clay-34, 52 owers, Justin436. 44, 52, 59, 91 OOTBALL. J.V,r58, 59 OOTBALL. VARSITYAGO, 61 OREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT-74, 75 ranco, Gina-37, 38, 39, 91 Franco, Grace-35, 37, 42. 91 Franco, Lisaf18. 37, 38. 77, 100 FRENCH CLUB-38, 39 FRESHMAN CLASS-88, 89, 90, 91 FRITO LAY-125 Fuller, Lisa47B, 95 Fuller, Lori-100 riping about school was intensified by the touchy community situation. Gaethie, Stevef39. 91 nie Barquin, Gilbert Valenzuela, Cory Licano. Gale, Noralea-53, 56, 59, 84, 85 Gallegos, Cathy'44, 88 Gallegos, Chris'44, 95 Galusky, Joe-8, 9, 85, 134 Garnblin, Steve-34, 35, 50. 60, 78, 81, 100 Garcia, Gabr1el'55, 60, 66, 67, 100, 129 Garcia, Jasonf95 Garcia, LouisA88 Garcia, Margaret'74 Garcia, Marlo-59, 76, 95 Garcia, MichellefS8 Gamer, Dale-55, 60, 61, 80, 100 Garrett, Lisa,88 Gash, Shanna-39, 49, 63, 91 Gaxiola, Mark'47, 59, 66, 91 Gherna, Martin'25, 38, 50, 60, 66, 91 Giacoletti, Michael-100 GIRLS' STATE-30, 31 Glociis, Johnf83, 106 Gojkavich, Stever17, 47, 54, 59, 64, 91 Gonzales, Alice-44, 95 Gonzales, Kathy-100 Gonzales, Lorraine'49, 100, 128 Gonzales, Martha-27. 30, 32, 35, 59, 94, 95 Gonzales. Phillip-95 Goodwin. Reeda60, 95 Gordon, Everett'16, 42, 50, 60, 95, 129 Graham, Scott-88 GREENLEE PRlNTING116 Griffin. Judy'S8 Griffin, Roger-91 Griffin, Thomas-91 Grime. Tammy-87, 88 Guillory, Chunk-91 Gullion, Kimberly,30, 38, 39, 42. 97, 100 Gutierrez, Robert-130 ector Salazar placed first in both the 1600 and the 3200 meter run at the '83 state track meet. H Sr R BLOCK-110 Hale, Scott'95 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL20, 21 Hammett, Toclds55, 94, 129 Hansen, David469, 85 HARALSON, A.H. 8: SONS-108 Harper, Stephanie-56, 77, 95 Harris, WilIf95 Hartley, Dianne-35, 37, 42, 88 Hayes, Hulon-33, 38, 72, 100, 111 HEALTH DEPARTMENT-76, 77 Hernandez, Joe-50 Herrera, Chrisb15, 42, 95 Heuser, Kathy-90 Hicks, Chris-50, 91, 129 Hogg, LesIi'42, 95 Hogg, Rodrick'34 Holladay, Dale-111 HOLLADAY'S PHOTO EMPORIUM-111 Holliday, Leon-95 Holliday, MC -90 Holman, Erio90 Holman, James'100, 116, 130, 131 Horn, Howard-116 HOMECONHNGA18. 19 HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT-76, 77 HONDA HACIENDA SL YAMAHA-108 Horn, Allan-95 Horn, Dean-91 Horn, Paul'50, 91, 129 HOWELL'S COPPER STATE MOTORS119 Hudgens, Sandra -85 Hughes, Christopher-35. 42, 90 Humphrey, Anthony-44, 91 Humphrey, JanetA42, 90 Hunter, Shirley-100 ce cream, candy and chips were stolen from the student lounge during Christmas vacation. Imrich, Joe-37, 59, 91 Imrrch, Willie-87 INDUSTRIAL ARTS DEPARTMENT-78, 79 IVANHOE MOBILE HOME PARK AND SALES-116 ack Salvatore was ogled by an admiring female student body when he interviewed people on campus. J 81 R CHEVRON-113 Jackson, David'42, 91 James, AnthonyY55, 60. 75, 100 James, Lance-90 James. Tommy-55 Jimenez, Momca'59, 90 JOE'S FURNITURE CO,-121 Johnson, Brad,19, 33, 90 Johnson, WandaA82 Jones, Paula-34 JUNIOR CLASS94, 95, 96 JUNIOR OLYMPICSI6, 17 issing couples caused congestion around lockers and doorways. KCUZ112 Kiesling, Jack-123 Kiesling, Jonf37, 50, 91, 129 King, Darwinr50, 100 King, Sandra-95 Kingsley. Bill-127 Kingsley. Sherry!-2, 95 Kinneberg, Brucef55, 60, 65, 85 Kline, Renade-18, 25, 26, 36. 37, 39. KOPPER KETTLE KAFE-111 Kovacs, GIsela,37, 38, 39, 100, 102 Kovacs, Linda-37, 38, 39, 95 Krug. Celina-49 42, 95 os Angeles Raiders beat the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII. Laney, Will,87 Lara, Ralph'85 Leaman, Jimmy-21. 95 Lechtenberger, John-81, 85 Lee, John-34, 52, 53 Legatzke, Melissa-37, 39. 92 Licano. Cory-18, 50, 60, 75, 101, 129 Licano, Karen-91 Licano, PauIa'10l Lizarraga. Annette-34, 35, 42, 43. 45, 91 Lizarraga, Darlene410, 27, 31, 42, 53, 73, 95 Llamas, Ernesto'10, 20, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 52, 97, 101 General Index-129 Lock, Marnie430, 39, 41, 49, 91, 92 Looby, Brian-42, 91 Lopez, Anna-101. 103. 105 Lopez, Daniel'25, 54, 55, 59, 64, 91, 129 Lopez, Joe-59 Lopez, Louis-27. 32. 55, 95. Lopez, Mary Annelll, 25, 40, 49, 101, 135 Lopez. Lopez. Lorenz Melissarlfi. 49, 91 Monica'24, 37, 59. 90 o, Lisa'90 Loya, Johnny-54, 59, 04, 91 Luna, Gerado-18, 64, 91 Luna, Jesus-69, 91, 96 Luna, Patricia-90 r. and Mrs. Tom Powers had 47 unexpected guest one weekend in October. M 81 M TRUE VALUE HARDWAREA108 Maddern, Kr1stie195 Maldonado, Callie'10, 27, 30, 32, 53, 55, 57, Maldonado, FrankA30, 60, 69, 102, 103, 129 Maldonado, Michelle-15, 32, 34, 35, 49 Malloque, Lisa-39, 42, 49, 95, 128 Mapes, Ben-59, 64, 91 Marin, Artie-50, 59, 91 Martinez, Anna-32, 38, 102 Martinez, Barbief25, 27, 57, 95 Martinez, Deana-x'42, 49, 56, 91, 92, 128 Martinez, Dino-90 Martinez, Marty'50 Martinez, Richard-60, 66, 67, 75, 103 MATH DEPARTMENT-72, 73 MAUD'S CAFE-L08 Maza, Amira-56, 91 McDowell, Deborah-44, 103 MCDONALD'S-124 Medina, Stephanie-95 Medina, Tommy-103 Mena, Car0l424. 32, 35, 38, 39, 59, 95 Mendoza, Ann'39, 42, 91 Mendoza, Diane-95 Mendoza, Paulav9O Mendoza, Stephen-60, 129 Merino, Joey-50, 51 Marino, John-25, 60, ee. 33, 1011, 129 Merino, Kristr,17. 49, 50, 62, 63, 91, 128 Miles, Kelly-53 Milligan, Shane-95 Mingura, Serina-91 Miranda, Aurelia-14, 18, 23, 44, 98, 103 MODERN DRESS SHOP-119 Montoya, Bobcrt-78, 103 Montoya, Briar-if65, 90 Montoya, Xavier-116 Morales, Juano-95 Morales, Leonardfll, 24, 55, 60, 69, 103, 12 Morales, ManueI'55 Morales, Roberta'91 Moran, Ray-69 Moran, Ronnief50, 103 MORENCI MOTEL-120 MORENCI VARIETY-121 MORENCI WATER 8: ELECTRIC-112 Moreno, Clint-35, 59, 65, 90 Moreno, James-65 78, 94, 95 9, 130 Moreno, Michael-az, 33, 35, 44, 54, 64, sa, 96 Moreno, Yvonne-38, 42, 96 Maya, Lorraine-26, 30, 31, 33, 35. 53, 97, 99, 102, 103 Munoz, Roger-45, 86, 87 Murillo, Anthony459, 65, 90 MUSIC DEPARTMENT42. 43, 44, 45 achos were sold by the juniors and seniors to raise money. NABOR'S CORNER BARBER SHOP-121 NACCARATVS SERVICE STATION-117 NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY-32, 33 Navarrete, Anna-55, 57, 93, 128 Navarrete, Becky-83 Navarrete, Carol-83 Navarrele, Micl-iael'55 Members ol the winning air band, James Holman, Robert Gutierrez, and Leonard Mo- rales, perform to Van I-Ialen,s 1'Jump!" 130 General Index Navarrete, Tom-54, 66, 86 NICE CHANGE SALON-122 Nuttall. Jason-55, 65 Nuttall, Lynne-50 P clothes became more popular with the changing fashions. O'Leary, Itzel-90, 96 O'Leary, Jorge-69, 129 O'Leary Marinaf30, 39, 42. 45, 49, 58, 59. 92, 93, 128 Ontiveros, Janeen-96 ORGANIZATIONS DlVlSlON PAGE-28, 29 Ortiz, Joe-27, 60, 96 Owen, Leigh Ann,30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 40, 49, 82, 97, 103, 106, 128 otholes on local streets were hazardous to your car's health. Padilla, Anthony-24 Padilla, Elaine'21 Padilla, Gilbert-69 Padilla, Marianne'32 Padilla, Teresa-35, 38, 93 Palomino, Jaime-54, 58, 59, 93 Parsons, Christina,53, 73, 103 Parsons, Holly-39, 93 Parsons, Pat-50, 93 Patterson, Dale-59. 96 Patterson, Debra-37, 76, 90 Par, lrma 38. 39, 42, 53. 93 Paz, Leslie-44, 90 Paz, Stanley'74. 93 Pack, Max-82 Podrosa, lIda'42, 90 Peete, DawnY90 Peinkofer, Laurie-96 Pena, Anna-44. 103 Pena, Patricia-42, 44, 93 PENNEY, J.C.a12O Pennington, Fred-93 PEOPLE DIVISION PAGE-80, 81 PEPS1 COLA BOTTLING COMPANY-109 Peralta, Lize18, 19, 25, 49, 56, 57. 62. 63, 85, 103, 128. 135 General ndex Peru. Becky-35, 56, 63, 93, 128, 132 Peru. Francis,53 Peru, Joe-96 Peru. Larry-93 Peru. Paul-103 Petty, James'52. 9b Petty, Jay-50, 65. 90 Phelp s, I3cth'37, 39, 42, 93 PHELPS DODGE CORPORATION-114 101. 103 PHELPS DODGE MERCANTILE-123 PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT-78, 79 Pingleton, Penny444, 96 PINE'S-124 PIONEER CAMERA-125 POLLOCK'S WESTERN 8: CASUAL. WEAR4108 Powers, Tom-82, 83, 106 Prevost, Ray G.-86 Price. Cheryl-103 Price, Kenneth-93 Price. Tonya-104 PRIDE BAND BOOSTERS-125 6 6 nick" was the word as students encouraged by Mr. lodis to rush through the halls to get to their next class. QUILL AND SCROLL-34, 35 Quinn, Cathy-48, 49 Quiroz, Steve-93 icky Perkins was announced National Merit scholarship winner in April. R 8: R GLASS-108 Ramirez, Deidre-90 Ramirez, Vera-96 Ray, Michelle-42, 90 Reyes, Julie-93 Rhodes, KelIxee44, 59, 90 Richard, Cindy-93 Richard, Scott-90 Richardson, BiIlA82 Richardson, Kristina-30, 35, 36, 37. 39, 42, 59, 89, 90 RlLEY'S UNITED DRUG STOREWI13 Robiliard, Cris-42, 90 Perez, 1-auy5.9U Robledo, Santiago'104 Rocha. Annette-35, 49, 59, 93, 128 Roche, Lawrence-86 Rodela, Chnstina435, 41, 42. 93 Rodela, Debbie-35. 44, 49, 59. 93, 128 Rodriguez, David-55 Rodriguez, Francie-30, 34, 35, 39, 42, 5 Rodriguez, Jody-27, 54, 64, 96 Rodriguez, Marla Ross-104 Rodriguez, Mona-26 Rollins, Benny-59, 90 Roman, Adam-37, 90 Roman, Brent-60, 104, 129 Romero, Charlie-50, 71, 104 Romero, Cristina-32, 34. 53 Rocha. Melissa-33. 42. 49, 59, 63, 96, 128 Romero, Melanie-110, 42. 81, 89, 90 Romero, Melissa-38. 98, 104, 128 Romero, Ray.93 Ross, Larry-82 9 Ruedas, Hector-82 34 2' 93 Ruedas, Jean-83 Ruedas, Marc,16. 26, 54, 60, 73, 96 Slave chauffeur Anne Dingman pulls James Holman to class on "Freshman Slave Day." 1? Q , 4 5 si , 71. 'if at 1 ng? 5 Q , fn , fl ' 'fa 'a Q Ruvvlas, Richard-59. 65. 90 Ruedas, ShelIy'21, 30, 35, 59, 92, 93. 107 Rucdas, Tracy-59, 90 Rucdas, Victor-104 Ruiz, Miclv55 lave sale sponsored by the freshman class netted almost 5100. SAFFORD BUILDER'S SUPPLYIACE HARDWARE-108 SAFFORD COLLEGE OF BEAUTY CULTURE124 Saxz, Ben-59, 65, 90 Sail. Chris-59, 69, 93 Saxz, Donna-49. 55. 80, 104, 128 Saiz. James 50, 51, 104, 129 Sail, Jen,06 Saiz, Leroy-127 Saiz, Moosef127 Saiz, Rachel-42, 93 Saiz. Robin'49. 93. 128 Salazar, Hector-50, 51. 64. 65. 93, 127 Salcido. Debbie-37, 96 Salvatore, Jack'83 Sanchez, Ophelia-82 Sanchez, Ramie-69, 96 Salnlvrs, Duane 16, 27, 32, 54, 60, 69, 96 Sanders. Fr-:cl-14, 222, 26, 31, 54. 55, 60. bl, 09, 104, 129, 135 Smit-rs, Mammres, 30, 35, 50, tw, vu Sandoval, Maurice-59. 69. Q3 SANITARY MARKET-110 Scheier, Kenneth-86 Scheier, Patrick-31, 37, 73, 104 Scheier, Peggy431, 36. 37. 38, 39, 93 Schultz. Vernon-8, 9, 134 SCIENCE DEPARTMENT-72, 73 Scott, Chris-25, 30, 50, 60. 61. 66, 103, 105, 129 SEARS-110 SELECT CLEANERS-124 SENIOR CLASS497, 98, 99, 100, 101. 102, 103, 104, 105 Serine. William-86 Sharp, Wayne-90 Short. Czrrrivllb, 37, 39, 90 Shurtz, Stan'100 Sturm, JoAnn-38, 42, 45. 73, 96 Sierra, Lorraine-42, 90 Sicrra, Sandra-38, 42, 53, 96 Snyder, J0ame'44, 105 SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT-72, 73 SONIC DRIVE-IN-120 SOPHOMORE CLASS491, 92. 93 SOUTHWEST GAS CORPORATION-112 SPANISH CLUB-38, 39 SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY-32, 33 Spencer, Dehbielea-63, 96 Spencer, JamesA90 STACY, DAVID OD.-108 STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY-116 Sterling, Keven-52. 53 Stevens. Geoff-50 Stinson. Tnm'44, 52, 64. 96 Stone, Dana-96 Stoner. Joseph-88, 90 Stoner, Lori-32 Stoner, Nikki-93 Stout. Dodl-35, 42, 90. 124 STUDENT COUNCIL-30, 31 STUDENT LIFE DIVISION PAGE-14, 15 STUTE'S JEWELRY-108 Subia, Jo-150, 51 aklng the afternoon off following a picture-taking session caused junior prom attendants to become royal sidewalk sweepers. Taylor, Lisa-24, 35, 44, 90, 111 Tcdlu, Tony,33, 34, 35, 60, 69, 70, 97, 105, 120, 134 Tcllvz, Armando-55 Tellez, Bvckv-15. 19. 22, 30, 35, 37, 42, 89. 90 Tellez, Damian'42, 54, 60, 96 TENNIS-52, 53 Terry. Lisa-42. 96 Thomas, Bill-115 Thomas, Keith-96 Thomas, Jenniler'93 THRIFTEE SUPERMARKET-119 T-OFF 81 SUCH-120 Tomlin, Brenda-105 Torres, Dewayne-94, 96 TRACK. BOYS'-50. 51 TRACK, GIRLS'-48, 49 Troxell. Roberta-8, 9, 86, 135 Trujillo, Bernice-42, 96 Truglllo. Sherry-30, 31. 33. 34, 35, 38, 97, 105 Tucker, GaryA59. 93 Tucker, Tim-59, 90 Turner, Steve-90 General Index-131 General ndefeated J.V. basketball team compiled a 13-0 record. Urcadez, SergioY27, 50, 60, 96, 129 UNITED WASTE SYSTEM-126 Urquidi, Victor-19, 59, 69, 90 restlers placed second at the state tournament. Waldorf, Kimberly-44. 90 Waldorf, Tammy-90 WALNECKS SAFFORD SEWING CENTER-122 Walton, Garye59, 64, 86 Washington, Laura-39 Washington, John S,-74, 86, 134 Weisling, Gilbert-83 WL-isling, Nina486 Wene, Steve-58, 59, 65, 78, 90, 105 WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE STORE-110 Willard, Dwayne-86 Willard, Linda-R6 Willard, Pame35, 37, 38, 44, 93 K Williams, David-19, 25. 27, 54, 60, 66 Williams, Jerry-19 Williams, Norman-37 Williams, Tonya'19 Windsor, Audrey-44 Windsor, Kenneth-44, 90 Windsor, Maureen-82 Withrow, Anita-8, 42, 90 Wood, Amyf42, 90 Wood, SheIleyvl0, 42 Woodall, Dave-50, 51, 63, 85, 86, 127 Woodall, Julie-83 WRESTLING-68, 69 Wriston, Julie Ann-93 ideos provided late entertainment on weekends. Valdez. Gloria-41, 93 Valdez, Johnnyf7B, 105 Valdez, Ricardo-17, 59, 64, 93 Valdez, Suzie-10, 37, 44, 89, 90, 119 Valenzuela, Claudia-38, 44, 56 Valenzuela, Gilbert'27, 55, 60, 66, 96, 129 Vallejo, Brian460, 96, 129 VALLEY NATlONAL BANK-125 Valtierra, Frankf1l6 VAN LEUVEN AWARD AND ENGRAWNGA122 Varela, Jon-90 Varela, Lorraine-38, 93 Vasquez, Anthonyf2l, 37, 39, 90 Vasquez, Manny-30, 59, 65. 89, 90 Vasquez, Momcafl05 ndex night Vaughn, Tomfl0, 93 Vega, Sally490 Velasquez, Gerriee27, 30, 38, 39, 42 Velasquez, Johnnyf60, 68, 69, 105, 129 Verdugo, Kathy'30, 42, 45, 59, 89, 90 Verdugo, Melissa-105 Villagomez, Erma-30, 39, 59, 63, 75, 92, 93, 128 Villagomez, Junior'25, 66, 67, 71, 105 Villarreal, Andrea-11, 37. 39, 41, 42, 45, 72. 93 VOLLEYBALL, J,V.-58, 59 VOLLEYBALL, VARSlTYs56, 57 Vorderman, Lori-86 6 6 ou Can't Take lt with You" attracted large audiences in February. Yarger, Joey-30, 31, 35, 37, 50, 60, 95 Yazzie, Deborah-90 eal for school was something most students lacked. Zale, Paul'69, 105 Zavala, Bobby'17 Editors ote Completing a yearbook in this difficult year was not an easy task We had to deal with late breaking news missed deadlines, some hard knocks, and short tempers which sometimes brought us nearly to each other s throats But with the help and hard work of some very dedicated people we were finally able to finish the book First, we thank our adviser Mrs Sandra Hudgens, who was willing to do whatever it took to make this the best yearbook it could possibly be She was always there to give advice push us, or force us, if necessary to get our pages in on time Also, we deeply appreciate the help of Mr Roy Faulkner, our book keeper, Mr Virgil Cork our technical adviser all our patrons who contributed important funds to the book, and all other people not specifically mentioned, but who, in some way, made contribuuons to the final product Finally, to our staff we say this We made mtl You had to put up with a lot of things this year not the least of which was our strange sense of humor And from our ad trips you learned just how coordinated we really are' We extend our deepest thanks to everyone for working so hard Co editors ,f Mistress Becky Peru receives a piggyback ride from her "slave," Teresa Dayao, 132-General Index Qeazfweee, Qfw ' 1 . . , . , , , . 9 1 U . . 44 . M . 1 ' v a , . . s ' 9 a 5 un hotograph Credits CHUCK BOLING-15-TL, 52-TRQ 53-TRQ 616-BL. ELISA BORJON-2-T, 10-TL, R, 16g 17, 18-BRg 22-TL, 26-BRg 30-BR, 45-TL, R, 47-BLg 48-B, 49-Tp 55-BR, 62-BR, 65-BR, 84-TL, 87-B, 90-Lg 94-BRg 96-TR, 111-TR, B, 119-B. STEVE BRANNON-21-BR, 40-TL, 48-T, 67-BR, 107-B, 124. LIBBY CHAVEZ-24-BR. BEATRICE DENOGEAN-51-B3 58-B. KEVIN FARWELL-2-BR, 6-7, 18-TR, 19, 21-TL, 22-TRQ 24-TL, 25-TL, Bg 26-Yg 283 29-TR, 30-TL, BL, 41-B, R, 42- TL, BL, 43, 46g 47-T3 52-B, TLQ 53-B3 54-TL, BL, 56, 60-TRg 613 63-BR, 64-T, M, 65-BL, 67-L, TR, 68-T, 69-TR, BLQ 70g 71-BL, 73-TL, BRQ 74-TL, 76, 77, 80, 82-TL, R5 83-TL, 87-TR, 88-Tp 90-R, 93-BR, 97-TR, 1093 115, 116-T, 118- T, 134-TR, BL, BR, 135-TL. GRACE FRANCO-15-BL, R3 18-TL, 21-TRQ 27-T, 34-TL, BL, 36-T, BR, 40-B, 47-BRg 68-B3 69-BR, 78-TL, 91-T1 94- BLg 130, 132-Lg 134-TL, 135-TR, BL. STEVE GAMBLIN-14, 235 33-TR, 54-BR, 59-BRg 60-TLQ 71-T, 94-T3 111-TL. ANNETTE LIZARRAGA-21-BLQ 27-M3 31-BR, 62-BLQ 63-T5 78-TR, 81-TR, 85-BR, 93-BLQ 95-T, 118-Bg 135-BR. LEIGH ANN OWEN-2-BLg 3, 10-B, 11, 18-BL, 20, 22-BL, RQ 24-BL, MTg 25-TR: 27-BL, R3 29-BLg 31-TR, 32-TL, B, 33-L, 35-TRQ 36-BLg 37g 38-39-DPS, 39-BR, 45-BL, 49-BR, 50-TL, B, 53-T, 55-BL, 57-TR, 58-Tg 59-M, 66-BR: 72, 73- TR, BL, 74-BR, BLQ 75, 79-Bg 81-TL, B, 82-B3 83-TR, BR, 85-BL, 96-TLQ 98g 1013 102, 105, 107-Tg 1123 113g 116-B, 121, 123g 127, 1319 132-R. FRANCIE RODRIGUEZ-57-TL, B, 63-l3I.,g 79-Tg 120. DODI STOUT-89-BL, 92-TR. JOEY YARGER-64-B, 65-T. cknowledgements Morenci High School is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association, Columbia Scholastic Press Associ- ation, Arizona lnterscholastic Press Association, and Quill and Scroll Society. In recognition of its merit, the 1983 Copper Cat was awarded an All-American rating from NSPA, and a First Class rating from CSPA. The yearbook was published by Josten's American Yearbook Company, Visalia, California. Mr. Phil Dering was the Josten's representative. Senior portrait photography was provided by I-Iolladay's Photo Emporium, Safford, Arizona. Underclass and faculty pictures were taken by Imperial School Photo, Phoenix, Arizona. The pictures on pages 12 and 13 were purchased from Wide World Photos, Inc., New York, New York. Paper used in the yearbook is 8043 coated stippletone and the binding is Symth Sewn. Endsheets are 654 transicolor beige and the cover is velvetouch topaz. Name stamping is in gold foil. The type face used for the body copy is 1 1 point Souvenir. Captions are 9 point Souvenir and headlines are 30 point Angeles Bold. The price of the '84 Copper Cat is 313.50 or 516.00 for a personalized book. Of the nearly 5,000 pictures taken for the yearbook, 1,700 were printed and 725 of those were selected to be used in the book. Special thanks is given to the Arizona Daily Star for providing the photographs on pages 4 and 5, to the Copper Era for the boys' track championship picture on page 51, and to Ken Malloque and Phelps Dodge Corporation for the aerial shot of the townsite used on page 1. Tuition for summer camps was provided in part by the Morenci Lions Club and Josten's American Yearbook Company. Credits 8: Acknowledgements 133 ' . tal T Y .... , ... 3 ,J Www At his retirement dinner, Vernon Schultz "1-9-8-4, we'll be great forever more!" The senior yell echoes throughout the gym at a is presented with a copper tray. Looking on, John Washington admires the gift, pep assembly. Our Ll I Uwe C ther. . . Following his speech at the ba Cast and crew members of the play "You Can't Take It With You," present director homecoming assembly, Joe Galusky accepts Ruth Eaves with a gift following the group's last performance. token of appreciation from Tony Tedla. rw vi-it ,. ja 1 fi ,Q . ,tr-fa --be i W. J, ,wp gf. N 4 3 , was xf Y 3 6 I l .. Q x l . , 'o al - " J.. i .Ui After a disappointing loss in the Class Dressed in costumes on Halloween, students have a hard time controlling their grins as tht v B state semifinals, Fred Sanders is con- attempt to finish their English assignment. soled by cheerleader Mary Ann Lopez. , , and what a time it has been! Events since the end of the last chool year have changed Morenci rastically, maybe permanently. Our rea has been transformed from a onentity to the PLACE where "the strike" and "the flood" happened. Adjusting to this new Morenci has been difficult, at times frustrating. lt began with TV cameras focusing on a locale that had never before received such attention. It ended with the fu- ture of the town and the state of the school very much up in the air. Adjusting has been harder for some than for others. It has brought many people closer together and pushed others worlds apart. lt has been a "make" or "break" year. 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