Morenci High School - Copper Cat Yearbook (Morenci, AZ)
- Class of 1984
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COPPER CAT '84
Morenci High School
Morenci, Arizona 85540
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An elated group of Wildcats celebrate after
capturing the B-East conference title with a
24-10 victory over the Willcox Cowboys.
On the first day of classes, Channel 3 Eye-
witness News' reporters interview Chad Bows
concerning his views on how the strike will
affect the school year.
Students react to proceedings at a pep as-
sembly with mixed emotions.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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Two striking copper miners stand picket
duty at the main entrance to the mine.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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-
This was the flood we'll talk about
for years to come and which will be
used as a standard of comparison for
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
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
School in Morenci was canceled f
two days as local students and teac
ers assisted with the cleanup. Clifto
schools remained closed for tw
weeks until power, water, an
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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
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-
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
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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
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KIND OF MUSIC: Rock
T.V. PROGRAM: Night Tracks, Web'
'I'.V. VIDEO: Party Train, Cum On
Feel the Noize
T.V. COMMERCIAL: Bud Light,
SINGER: Rick Springfield, Steve Perry
ACTOR: Sylvestor Stallone, Eddie
ACTRESS: Christie Brinkley, Nancy
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.
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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
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
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
"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.
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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,
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
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-
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
Shortly after his state of the Union
address, President Reagan formally
announced that he and Vice-Presi-
dent Bush were running for re-elec-
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
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
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.
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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.
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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
Still, some activities exceeded
our expectations. The Hallow-
een Carnival drew hundreds of
people, and the annual school
play attracted one of the largest
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-
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-
SENIORS WRAP UP
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After failing to make the catch in the
water balloon toss, Traci Flores gets a cool
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-
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."
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Covered with whipped cream, Fred
Campbell and Steve Gojkovich compete in the
Cuddllng an orange, Kristi Merino prepares
to pass it to Ricardo Valdez while teammate
Bobby Zavala encourages them to hurry.
ln hysterlcs, members of the sophomore
class enjoy one of the events at the '83 Junior
Victorious sophomores celebrate another
first place finish in the scavenger hunt.
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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.
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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.
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MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER
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-
Originally scheduled for October 7,
Homecoming was postponed until
October 21 when the county-wide
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-
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,
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
Trying not to get wet, Ernesto Llamas,
disguised as an old man, works in the t'Squirt
the Candle" booth sponsored by the yearbook
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-
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
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."
Amummy tramp ET Mr T and punk
rocker are all wmners ln the fnrst through thnrd
grade age category of the costume judglng
Awaiting the Judges declslon are pumpkm
Shelly Ruedas and Aunt Jemlma Mrs Gxlbert
Count Dracula portrayed by Jxmmy Lea
,Y man, awalts his chance to scare vlsltors rn tha
An upside-down Fred Sanders waits for his
cue during a pep assembly while cheerleader
Erika Baca checks on the contents of the
Freshman Jenny Ferro flashes Halloween
greetings on October 31.
Enjoying each other's company at the
Homecoming Dance are Becky Tellez and
Togetherness is the key word for the three
volleyball teams stranded at the Power's
house during the Clifton flood.
22 Fall Activities
"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."
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-
Fall Activities 23
Andrea DeJesus and
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.
After taking a collection at her table, Car-
ol Mena raises the bid on a freshman at the
24 Winter Activities
SHOPPERS CLAMOR FOR
CABBAGE PATCH KIDS
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
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.
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-
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.
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AND THE MARCH GOES ON. . .
AND ON. . .AND ON
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
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
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
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.
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-
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."
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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
Wearing a Mexican sombrero and serape
while working at the Spanish Club's booth at
the Halloween Carnival is Angie Espinoza.
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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
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
Kidnapping was a popular pastime
at Boys' State and Girls' State, held at
NAU and the University of Arizona
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
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
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
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GIRLS' STATE AND BOYS' STATE RE-
PRESENTATIVES: FRONT ROW: Ernesto
Llamas, Lorraine Moya, Sherry Trujillo, Fred
Sanders. 2ND: Pat Scheier.
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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
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
Signing the S.N.H.S. membership book at
the spring ceremony is Martha Gonzales.
Enjoying a game of pool, NHS initiate Da-
vid Annis relaxes at the bowling alley after the
32 NHS 8: S.N.H.S.
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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
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.
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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
"OuchI" yells Michael Moreno as NHS mem-
ber Tony Tedla sticks him while pinning on
the intiation ribbon.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEM-
BERS include FRONT ROW: Sherry Trujillo,
Lorraine Moya, Leigh Ann Owen. 2ND: Er-
nesto Llamas, Tony Tedla, Hulon Hayes,
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-
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
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
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.
Using the Apple Ill to figure out the pica
count, Murl Easley types in a headline on the
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At the Copper Cat's mock Academy
Awards show, Debbie Rodela receives the
"One-Eyed Pirate Award" from presenter Mi-
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
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
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-
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,"
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-
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.
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
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
'State Qualifying Tournament
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,
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.
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
French Club got into the fund-rais
ing act by selling buttons with catchy
phrases written either in French or
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
Checking to see if there are any empty
holes, Evelyn Flores prepares the French
Club's lollipop tree to be used at the Hallow-
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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.
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AFS, Spanish Club 8: French Club 39
VARSITY CHEERLEADERS: FRONT
ROW: Leigh Ann Owen. 2ND: Michelle Ba-
tiste, Mary Ann Lopez, Erika Baca. 3RD:
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
Performing a dance routine at a pep as-
sembly are Mary Ann Lopez, Erika Baca,
Traci Flores, and Michelle Batiste.
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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
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
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."
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 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.
Clarinet player Sherry Kingsley marches to
the music of "Billie Jean," a song popularized
by Michael Jackson.
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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
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."
Performing on the xylophone, sophomore
Annette Lizarraga opens the song "Shaker
Setting the tempo for the band during an
early morning practice are members of the
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TWIRLER AND DRUM MAJORS: Chris
Dingman, Kim Waldorf, Penny Pingleton.
' "PR -r
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
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-
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
Erika explained, "The song was ver
. . e
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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".
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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
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
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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.
1983 BOYS' TRACK
Boosters Invitational 2nd
MorencifSafford Duel lst
I Benson Invitational
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
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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
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.
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
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
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Junior Angie Espinoza strokes a low return in
her easy 10-0 victory over the player from
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
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
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-
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-
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.
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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.
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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:
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Third baseman Steve Mendoza slides into
third after hitting a triple in Morenci's 9-1
conference victory over Willcox.
With her back to the net, Anna Navarrete T A R
concentrates on her set while Becky Peru, 15, n
watches the action.'
Duncan 4-15, 15-2, 15-6
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
Volleyball team repeats as B-East champs
Winning all their regular season
matches, the Lady Cats captured
their second straight B-East confer-
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
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."
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three volleyball teams were unable tc
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
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'
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
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38-0 win are 424, Raul Dayaog 389, Jamie
Palominog 350, Clint Burke, and 410, Steve
Diving for the ball, Marina O'Leary makes
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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
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
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."
feated with an 11-0 record. Accorr
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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
MHS 38 Thatcher
MHS 9 Benson
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
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
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
Watching the game from the sidelines as
Morenci builds a convincing 44-6 lead over
Tombstone is right-outside linebacker Leon-
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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
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
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
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
Running the chains in a Saturday morning
J.V. game is senior lineman Chris Scott.
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c MHS 227, A Cobre 2
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On a sweep play 45533, Fred Sanders, blocks
for running back Dale Garner, 4310, in the
Cats semi-final loss at state.
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
"EAC Christmas 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."
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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-
High in the sky, Hector Salazar scores two
points in the J.V,'s 95-44 slaughter of Clifton.
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
Trapping a Duncan Wildcat, 311, David
Williams, and 422, Thomas Borjon, try to get
a ten-second call on the opponent. Morenci
66 Boys' Varsity Basketball
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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-
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.
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,
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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
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
MHS 14 Safford
MHS 51 Clifton
MHS 63 Thatcher
MHS 45 Benson
MHS 53 Cobre
MHS 64 Thatcher
MHS 56 Clifton
MHS 23 Cobre
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.
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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
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-
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
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."
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
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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
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.
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Dissecting an earthworm, Brenda Beltran
uses a probe to find the ventral nerve cord of
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
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Advanced math student Hulon Hayes
solves a problem using differential calculus.
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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
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
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
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 '
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Concocting a brew to use later that even-
ing, Darlene Lizarraga prepares for Hallow-
Devising a new program Pat Scheier keys
in the information on the computer,
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Mixing a formula in her chemistry class is
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
Competing In a board race in English ll,
Orlando Abril tries to finish first in the sen-
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Then we used color collars to selec
the best colors for ourselves. I foun
out I definitely don't look good ir
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.
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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
Auto ll student Bobert Montoya repairs a
hole in a tire.
A broken heater hose is replaced by senior
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.
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
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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-
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-
Throughout the year, stu-
dents and teachers were asked
to face many changes and ac-
cept the challenge to move for-
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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."
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-
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
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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
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
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,
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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
Virgil Cork - Teaches Practical English II,
IV, English llg Sponsors A.F,S,, Senior Classy
Coaches Girls' JV Volleyball, Girls' JV Bas-
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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.
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-
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
86 Faculty Profiles
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
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
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
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-
Not Pictured: Lisa Garrett
Francisco Batchelder Scott Graham
Monica Chavez Judy Griffin
Cindy Harris Tammy Grime
Dirk Harris Dianne Hartley
How did 4'l1" Joe Stoner end up standing
next to the tallest member of the band, 6'3"
Finding a girlfriend his size was
Raul Dayao's biggest problem.
"The girls are all taller than me,"
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
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
Kathy Heuser Not Plctuled:
Lesh Hogg Joseph Lopez
M C Holliday James Moreno
Eric Holman Norman Williams
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
Getting into the spirit of things, members
of the freshman class display their banner dur
ing the first pep assembly of the year.
Deborah Yazzie . 4
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.
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
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:
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Competing for the spirit stick at the first pep
assembly, the sophomores give their class
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.
Anthony Humphrey A
Joe linnch ,
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Melissa Legatzke l
David Jackson Marnie Lock
Daniel Lopez 3 A
Johnny Loya fr?
Jerry Luna I
Jesus Luna A
No! Pictured: Ben Mapes
Randy Bdcd Deana Martinez
Darrell Barclwlder Amvra Maze
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2 1 Lorraine Varvla
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. Andrea Villarreal
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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
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 .
Representing the sophomore class during
Homecoming festivities are Evelyn Flores and
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
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.
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-
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.
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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.
QSM x Marlo Garcia
Q x Alice Gonzales
1 Martha Gonzales
1 W Phillip Gonzales
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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.
Penny Pingleton '
Vera Ramirez ef'
ot nother orm
Having to fill out form after form
was a dreaded part of students' sen-
year as they applied for scholar-
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 .
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
. . , February
. . March
. . .April
NHS member, Tony Tedla, lights initiate
Traci Flores' candle prior to the formal cere-
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
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
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-
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.
George Balentif- -i'i
. ,is 5
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
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
sf-if " Mary Cork
Q sy Chris Dingman
Champion llcorlce chewers, Vincent Cha
vez and Lorraine Moya, get close to the end in
the class competition held at a pep assembly
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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
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Scroll ,Erancog -Spanislljilllxb 34,
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
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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.
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Perfect Attenr:lanCel.1.Q3g,.U",of A Certificate of
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Aing:.A,Chess,- Team 3,A1000 Club 2, Darwin
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PnAullrLorene.tl.icdno: 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
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Mary Ann Lopez
The ace of diamonds Gisela Kovacs tries
to figure out how to sit down on Halloween.
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
ou h act to follow
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
We definitely miss last year s
seniors at the basketball games
exclaimed Leigh Ann Owen
"They did all the yelling "
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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.
Marla Ross Rodriguez
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
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
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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
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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
509 Main Street POLLOCK'S WESTERN 81
605 Main Street
M 81 M TRUE VALUE
203 E. Highway 70
HONDA HACIEN DA AND
918 Thatcher Boulevard
Mr. 81 Mrs. Phil Martinez
Ruth gl Maurice Sandoval
Mr. 81 Mrs. Tony B. Llamas, Jr. gl Family
Mr. 81 Mrs. Bill Carr
Stella and Harvel Cosper
Charles and Pat Baker
Howard 81 Sharon Taylor
Class of '87
Morenci Pride Band
Miss Gail Lichtenhan
Mr. 81 Mrs. Steve Hudgens
Jennifer 81 Jaren Hudgens
The Allen Stoner Family
Mr. gl Mrs. Tony Boling
The Hughes: Ronnie, Linda, Chris, 81 Amber
Mr. 81 Mrs. Dwayne Willard
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sanders
Mr. 81 Mrs. Joseph Galusky
Mr. gl Mrs. Andres Padilla 81 Family
Mr. 81 Mrs D. J. Yarger
Renee, Ricky 81 Daveyne Mann
610 5th Street, Highway 70
R 81 R GLASS
Rose, Mike, 81 Steve Guzzo
PO. Box 1417
Mr. gl Mrs. Thomas Chavez gl Family
Third Hour College English ll
Doug Stout and Family
B-East Football Conference Champs
Mr. gl Mrs. Gilbert Gherna
Arthur fBulll Rodela
Mr. Gary Walton
Miguel and Cathi Denogean and Family
Mr. and Mrs, Tony Denogean and Family
Mr, and Mrs. Harve A. Crotts and Family
David M. Perkins
Sabina A. Perkins
Bob, Donna, Jason and Ryan Rodela
Mr, gl Mrs. Gilbert Weisling
The Manuel R, Garcia Family
Greg, Lil, Roger and Joe Griffin
The Class of 1985
Herschell 81 Rosalie Gilliland
Dan, Sonnie, Murl gl Paul Easley
The Robert Johnson Family
Dr. 81 Mrs. Robert D. Sanford
The Robert Windsors
Mr. 81 Mrs. David Alcarez 81 Family
Mr. 81 Mrs. Cres Gilliland
"Crazy Legs" Woodall
Ernie, Becky, Michael gl Anna Navarrete
Mr. 81 Mrs. Mike Looby
Bill, Juanita, Kristina gl Brian Richardson
DAVID R. STACY, O.D
273 Chase Creek
A. H. HARALSON 81
214 E. Highway 70
1275 Thatcher Boulevard
Good Luck from
Mr. gl Mrs.
707 Sixth Avenue
The Annis Family
The John Moreno Family
Dr. 81 Mrs.
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.
The Borjon Family
Bryan gl Heather Kinneberg
Mr. 81 Mrs.
Mark Siqueiros gl Family
Mr. gl Mrs.
Mr. 81 Mrs.
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
PEPSI COLA BOTTLiNG COMPANY
Senior boys enjoy A Pepsi provided bv local driver Stan Shurtz.
P ll i wwem
Phone Box 1328
865 3142 Cllfton Arlzona
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
Phone 865 3212
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
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Wedding Portraits 81 Announcements
Senior Pictures and Announcements
429 Main Street Safford, Arizona Phone: 428-0206
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
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
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1490 AM and KFM 99
Conser V102 lf Moms Music RADIO
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EACH SERVICE IS COIDUCTED
P k A WITEAQUIEI' DIGIT!! ESSENTIAL
T0 YOUR COMFORT I WELL BEING
REGMDLESS Ol' YOUR EIIBICIAL
Morenci Water 8z Electric
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Riley's United Drug Store
New store located on
N. Coronado Boulevard
ey's Dru as 't a peare rior o e c o er oo , w ic
com eeydesroe e u' in.
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Tlres and Accessorles
Hwy 666 Ranlroad Boulevard
Auto Life Homeowners
Fire Commercial and Health
YQ Phone 8554557
Clfton Amona Agent Don Sorrells
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
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N Wafd S CHHYOH Phone 865-5291
Phone: 428.6211 Safford, Arizona Clifton, Al'lZOna
"Don't Get Stung"
Call The Local Crew
196 South Coronado Phone:
Clifton, Arizona 865-5193
Bill Thomaslleafs through the Copper Cat as Beatrice Denogean
I an ad Contract- Arizona License 135
East Highway 70 Safford, Arizona Phone
I IVANHO MOBILE HOME PARK 8 SALES
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Bus. Phono: 865-2625 STATEQTXQN,iLoFof4?NCoEf2Shf'rP::ff Your FHH11 .Y Store
Res, Phone: 865-5272
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Morenci Shopping Center PLAZA
P.O. Box 226 Ph
Safford, Arizona 428 6171
Phone' 865-4597 Ray C Lust
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CLASS OF 1984
Compliments of Frank Alvidrez
1 i ,
SEE U5 FOR ALL
Gifts, Cards, Baby Supplies
and Prescription Drugs
Selecting a book from the wide variety of best-sellers is David Annis.
Lowest Prices In
Blue Ribbon Service
it Family Owned And
718 Central Avenue
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
411 Main Street '13
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Phone: 428-0056 54 '
200 N. Coronado Boulevard, Clifton, Arizona
Howell 's Copper State
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.
' Snacks for' JCPQHUQ-gy
- every taste. .
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Special Order Sporting Goods
Specializing in Golf Equipment
west Highway 555 Town Team Uniforms
Nike, Pony, Adidas Shoes
Steve I-ludgens, Proprietor Phone: 865-40
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.
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Danny Merrill, Agent
A TOUCH OF CLASS
Owners: Rosemary, Edward 8a Max Nabor and
Chase Creek Phone:
Clifton, Arizona 865-5392
CLIFTON-M OREN CI
YOUR HBO 8:
Morenci, Arizona 865-4031
M OREN CI VARIETY
i Moren ci Plaza
' ' Phone: 865-2633
' in Morenci, Arizona
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.
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Clifton, Arizona h ll ' ,, 9 Id h A '
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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
We sell the best and service the rest
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Best Wishes to all Mlgfafklf D' 500391
the 1984 Graduates men ee Ojljjy upemser
fi Mrs. Helen J. Cooper 8a Fami
Nice Chan e Salon EN
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We specialize in complete , M.. ms-
hair care for men and women 5
369 Coronado Boulevard Phone:
Clifton, Arizona 865-3682
VAN LEU VEN
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
Phelps Dodge ercantile
llce academy after graduation.
I der to earn spend g y
in mone ,se R ky Da
ly 30 hours a week.
CLIFTON LUMBER AND
EVERYTHING FOR BUILDING
DO IT YOURSELF Sc GARDENING CENTER
403 S th C d B l d Clfton, Arizona Phone: 865-3363
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hair care, skin can and cosmetics
Robert's Service and
We Service and Repair Your Car
North Coronado Boulevard
Keep Chipping Away Until
on a fine year!
Morenci P id
You Reach Your Goals
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G y M k I9 E. NINTH STREET
L I S 1 TEMPE, ARIZONA 85281
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'lbmorrow has apface
more QftllCl11S6LV6S today
VALLEY HAIIOIMI. MIK?
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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
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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
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- 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
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
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
Boosters' Club 127
ndy Chaff won a second
straight B-C State
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
Aguilar, Benjie127. 34. 52. 53
Aguilar, Greg-54, 60, 95
Aguilar. JeII,88, 90
Alley, Mike-59, 88
ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY-113
AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE-38, 39
Andazola, Rudy-50, 59, 91
Anderson, Terri-38, 98. 105
Annis. David-31, 32, 33, 35, 37. 95, 118
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
Baca. Erika-14, 18, 22, 23. 40, 41, 44, 49. 98.
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
Barquin, Ernie-46, 50, 60, 66. 98, 129
Barry, Clint-54, 95
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
Bejarano, Jessica'44, 98
Beltran, Brenda-71, 91
Benavidez. Frank-39, 42, 91
Best, Jeff'39, 50, 78, 95
Blles, Stephen-52, 91
Bishop, Jerry-95, 129
Boling, Chuck-29, 35, 42. 52, 95
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
Bouriaque, David'37. 72, 95
BOYS' STATE-30, 31
Brannon, Sieve-35, 37, 59, 91
Breshears, Roxanne-42, 88
Bruce, Missy-42, 88
Bryant, Shelly-37, 39, 59, 88
Burke, Clint-55, 59, 69, 91
Burkett, Mike-69, 99, 129
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
CALDWELL FUNERAL HOME-117
Campbell, Fredf17, 60, 95
Carr. Julie-18, 35. 37, 88. 90, 119
Carrasco, Robert-18, 47, 59, 69, 91
Cates, Don-50, 51
Causer, Brian-52, 95
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, Libby-35, 44, 59, 88, 119
Chavez, Vlncent418, 60, 69, 99, 103, 129
CHESS CLUB-36, 37
Clayton, Ka!hyf38, 99 ,
CLIFTON LUMBER 8: IMPROVEMENT CO.-124
COMMUNITY DIVISION PAGEJ06, 107
Connell, Johnf78, 95
CONSOLIDATED TITLE COMPANYJO8
Cooper, Jacqueline-25, 41, 95
Cooper. James-37. 59, 71. 88
COPPER CAT-34, 35
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
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
Dcnogean. Beatrice-35. 42. 63, 91. 111.
Denoguan, Mike'32, 54, 60, 64, 95
Denogean, Tl1cresa'42, 45, 91
Denogcan, Xavicr'52, 60, 95, 129
Dingman. Annef88, 131
Dingman. Chris-22, 44, 69, 99
Dingman, Christina-35, 39, 59, 63, 91
Dominguez, Nena'42, 88
DRAMA CLUB-36, 37
DRIVER'S EDUCATION DEPARTMENT78
Dunagan, Paul,55, 95
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
nriquez, EIizabeth425, 27, 95
parza. Tammy-44, 56, 74, 100
spinoza, Angie-29. 38, 52. 53. 56, 100
spinoza, Anita-42, 88
splnoza, Carolina-38, 49, 56, 63, 100, 127, 128
red Sanders was named
MVP of the Courier's all-
tar football team.
ACULTY-84. 85, 86, 87
arwell, Kevin-34, 35, 97, 100
aulkner, RoyA84, 87
einstein, Stephanie-39, 48, 49, 59, 91, 92
erro, Jenny-22. 35, 38. 39, 88
, Evelyn.l8, 27, 38. 39. 91. 93
Angel-44. 88, 90
Traci-16, 27, 30, 33, 40. 49, 95, 97, 128
, Veronica Lynn-39. 42, 56, 91, 92, 128
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
Fuller, Lisa47B, 95
riping about school was
intensified by the touchy
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, Marlo-59, 76, 95
Gamer, Dale-55, 60, 61, 80, 100
Gash, Shanna-39, 49, 63, 91
Gaxiola, Mark'47, 59, 66, 91
Gherna, Martin'25, 38, 50, 60, 66, 91
GIRLS' STATE-30, 31
Glociis, Johnf83, 106
Gojkavich, Stever17, 47, 54, 59, 64, 91
Gonzales, Alice-44, 95
Gonzales, Lorraine'49, 100, 128
Gonzales, Martha-27. 30, 32, 35, 59, 94, 95
Goodwin. Reeda60, 95
Gordon, Everett'16, 42, 50, 60, 95, 129
Grime. Tammy-87, 88
Gullion, Kimberly,30, 38, 39, 42. 97, 100
ector Salazar placed first
in both the 1600 and the
3200 meter run at the '83 state
H Sr R BLOCK-110
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL20, 21
Hammett, Toclds55, 94, 129
Hansen, David469, 85
HARALSON, A.H. 8: SONS-108
Harper, Stephanie-56, 77, 95
Hartley, Dianne-35, 37, 42, 88
Hayes, Hulon-33, 38, 72, 100, 111
HEALTH DEPARTMENT-76, 77
Herrera, Chrisb15, 42, 95
Hicks, Chris-50, 91, 129
Hogg, LesIi'42, 95
HOLLADAY'S PHOTO EMPORIUM-111
Holliday, MC -90
Holman, James'100, 116, 130, 131
HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT-76, 77
HONDA HACIENDA SL YAMAHA-108
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
ce cream, candy and chips
were stolen from the student
lounge during Christmas
Imrich, Joe-37, 59, 91
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
Jimenez, Momca'59, 90
JOE'S FURNITURE CO,-121
Johnson, Brad,19, 33, 90
JUNIOR CLASS94, 95, 96
JUNIOR OLYMPICSI6, 17
issing couples caused
congestion around lockers
Kiesling, Jonf37, 50, 91, 129
King, Darwinr50, 100
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
os Angeles Raiders beat
the Washington Redskins
in Super Bowl XVIII.
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
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,
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, Louis-27. 32. 55, 95.
Lopez, Mary Annelll, 25, 40, 49, 101, 135
Melissarlfi. 49, 91
Monica'24, 37, 59. 90
Loya, Johnny-54, 59, 04, 91
Luna, Gerado-18, 64, 91
Luna, Jesus-69, 91, 96
r. and Mrs. Tom Powers
had 47 unexpected
guest one weekend in October.
M 81 M TRUE VALUE HARDWAREA108
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, Richard-60, 66, 67, 75, 103
MATH DEPARTMENT-72, 73
Maza, Amira-56, 91
McDowell, Deborah-44, 103
Mena, Car0l424. 32, 35, 38, 39, 59, 95
Mendoza, Ann'39, 42, 91
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
Miranda, Aurelia-14, 18, 23, 44, 98, 103
MODERN DRESS SHOP-119
Montoya, Bobcrt-78, 103
Montoya, Briar-if65, 90
Morales, Leonardfll, 24, 55, 60, 69, 103, 12
Moran, Ronnief50, 103
MORENCI WATER 8: ELECTRIC-112
Moreno, Clint-35, 59, 65, 90
78, 94, 95
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
NABOR'S CORNER BARBER SHOP-121
NACCARATVS SERVICE STATION-117
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY-32, 33
Navarrete, Anna-55, 57, 93, 128
Members ol the winning air
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
P clothes became more
popular with the changing
O'Leary, Itzel-90, 96
O'Leary, Jorge-69, 129
O'Leary Marinaf30, 39, 42. 45, 49, 58, 59. 92, 93, 128
ORGANIZATIONS DlVlSlON PAGE-28, 29
Ortiz, Joe-27, 60, 96
Owen, Leigh Ann,30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 40, 49, 82, 97, 103, 106,
otholes on local streets
were hazardous to your
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
Podrosa, lIda'42, 90
Pena, Anna-44. 103
Pena, Patricia-42, 44, 93
PEOPLE DIVISION PAGE-80, 81
PEPS1 COLA BOTTLING COMPANY-109
Peralta, Lize18, 19, 25, 49, 56, 57. 62. 63, 85, 103, 128. 135
Peru. Becky-35, 56, 63, 93, 128, 132
Petty, James'52. 9b
Petty, Jay-50, 65. 90
s, I3cth'37, 39, 42, 93
PHELPS DODGE CORPORATION-114
PHELPS DODGE MERCANTILE-123
PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT-78, 79
Pingleton, Penny444, 96
POLLOCK'S WESTERN 8: CASUAL. WEAR4108
Powers, Tom-82, 83, 106
Prevost, Ray G.-86
PRIDE BAND BOOSTERS-125
6 6 nick" was the word as
by Mr. lodis to rush through
the halls to get to their next
QUILL AND SCROLL-34, 35
Quinn, Cathy-48, 49
icky Perkins was
announced National Merit
scholarship winner in April.
R 8: R GLASS-108
Ray, Michelle-42, 90
Rhodes, KelIxee44, 59, 90
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
Rodela, Chnstina435, 41, 42. 93
Rodela, Debbie-35. 44, 49, 59. 93, 128
Rodriguez, Francie-30, 34, 35, 39, 42, 5
Rodriguez, Jody-27, 54, 64, 96
Rodriguez, Marla Ross-104
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
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."
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Ruvvlas, Richard-59. 65. 90
Ruedas, ShelIy'21, 30, 35, 59, 92, 93. 107
Rucdas, Tracy-59, 90
lave sale sponsored by the
freshman class netted
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
Saiz, Rachel-42, 93
Saiz. Robin'49. 93. 128
Salazar, Hector-50, 51. 64. 65. 93, 127
Salcido. Debbie-37, 96
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
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
SENIOR CLASS497, 98, 99, 100, 101. 102, 103, 104, 105
Short. Czrrrivllb, 37, 39, 90
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
SOPHOMORE CLASS491, 92. 93
SOUTHWEST GAS CORPORATION-112
SPANISH CLUB-38, 39
SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY-32, 33
Spencer, Dehbielea-63, 96
STACY, DAVID OD.-108
STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY-116
Sterling, Keven-52. 53
Stinson. Tnm'44, 52, 64. 96
Stoner. Joseph-88, 90
Stout. Dodl-35, 42, 90. 124
STUDENT COUNCIL-30, 31
STUDENT LIFE DIVISION PAGE-14, 15
Subia, Jo-150, 51
aklng the afternoon off
following a picture-taking
session caused junior prom
attendants to become royal
Taylor, Lisa-24, 35, 44, 90, 111
Tcdlu, Tony,33, 34, 35, 60, 69, 70, 97, 105, 120, 134
Tellez, Bvckv-15. 19. 22, 30, 35, 37, 42, 89. 90
Tellez, Damian'42, 54, 60, 96
Terry. Lisa-42. 96
T-OFF 81 SUCH-120
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
ndefeated J.V. basketball
team compiled a 13-0
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
WALNECKS SAFFORD SEWING CENTER-122
Walton, Garye59, 64, 86
Washington, John S,-74, 86, 134
Wene, Steve-58, 59, 65, 78, 90, 105
WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE STORE-110
Willard, Pame35, 37, 38, 44, 93
Williams, David-19, 25. 27, 54, 60, 66
Windsor, Kenneth-44, 90
Withrow, Anita-8, 42, 90
Wood, Amyf42, 90
Wood, SheIleyvl0, 42
Woodall, Dave-50, 51, 63, 85, 86, 127
Wriston, Julie Ann-93
ideos provided late
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
VAN LEUVEN AWARD AND ENGRAWNGA122
Varela, Lorraine-38, 93
Vasquez, Anthonyf2l, 37, 39, 90
Vasquez, Manny-30, 59, 65. 89, 90
Vaughn, Tomfl0, 93
Velasquez, Gerriee27, 30, 38, 39, 42
Velasquez, Johnnyf60, 68, 69, 105, 129
Verdugo, Kathy'30, 42, 45, 59, 89, 90
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
6 6 ou Can't Take lt with
You" attracted large
audiences in February.
Yarger, Joey-30, 31, 35, 37, 50, 60, 95
eal for school was
something most students
Zale, Paul'69, 105
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
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
Mistress Becky Peru receives a piggyback
ride from her "slave," Teresa Dayao,
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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.
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.
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
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
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
Credits 8: Acknowledgements 133
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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,
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.
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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. For
some, it has meant being driven to the
point of giving up. Others have,
through the adversity, found the
strength to find themselves and ac-
complish many things.
Throughout the year, our school
has overcome the obstacles and
achieved much of which we can be
Basketball homecoming queen, Mary Cork, re-
eives a congratulatory hug from Liz Peralta. the An apple and a flower are presented to Roberta Troxell on "Teacher Apprt ci i
-ootball homecoming queen. tion Day," by student council members Francis Borjon and Kelly Baker.
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