Mount Vernon High School - Forum Yearbook (Mount Vernon, OH)
- Class of 1978
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MOUNT VERNON SENIOR HIGH
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Table of Contents
Advertisements and Closing
On Mount Vernon Alma Mater
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Brave, Triumphant O'er Our Rivals
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When We're Cone We'll Still Remember
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Our Mount Vernon High
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Doug A a'an1s
Tom A uker
Maribfn Albright Steve A msruzz
Renee A rck S C011 A rensberg
Mike Barchelder -IWC? Bafe-Y
JeH'Bareman Karen Bebour
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Gary A nderson
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Pam Belt Kathy Bender Max Berry Jeff Belcher
Dan Bickley Sherie Biefnes Anita Biggs Valarie Bingham
John Bizios Bill Black Rick Black Tom Blubaugh
Bill Blue Beth Boeskin Tom Bogardus Melissa Boone
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Dan C arpenter Greg Carpenter Karen Carpenter Tim Carpenter
Rick C arper Cathy Carr Greg Carrier Brian Cassell
Doug Chadwick Ruth Chase Brooke Church John Clindinst
Mike Cline Sharon Cline Steve Clutter JennQ'er Cochran
Pennv C ockrell
Sallie C ubie
Jack C oons
Lynette C umpston
Diana C rzppen
April Davis A ndy Denzer N eil De VW!!
Dave Dulaney Larry Dunn Terri Dunn
Jenny Durbin J eH Dye Linda Eberhard!
Donna Emmert Kathy Endsley Eddie Ernest
Brenda Fairchild Linda Falor Bill Farley Diane Ferguson
Mark Ferguson Doug Fish Rick Fisher Mike Fithian
Chris Fleisher Brenda F bznn Kevin Foster J udy Fowler
Artie Frjv Steve Fry Karen Frye Phil Gallogbz
Amy Gardner Darlene Gardner Brian Gastin
Olin Good Vickie Goosens Doug Gorsuch
Beth Gossie James A. Goudv, II Gary Graham Kyle Graham
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J erzjv Graves Connie Green Richard Greer
Shelbl Greig Connie Grennel! Judy Haire Rick Hajj
Lori Harding Janet Harper Jejj' Hart Barb Hawk
Matt Hawkins Debbie Hayes Kim Heagrin Deanna Henthorne
Kelbr Hess Tom Hillier Mark H inkins Patti Hoar
Carol Holmes Gary Horn Linda Horne John Houston
Doug H ull Tim Hysell Robin Jessup Lynne Johnson
Rona Johnson Brent Jones Randy Justice Kathy Keck
Jefflfeflfley MQW Beth Ke'1'7eUfV Susan Kimble Darlene Kiser
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Jim McDevitt Tammy McDonald
Chuck M elcher
Russ M idkzff
Greg Merrin Steve Mertz
Dan Miller Doug Miller
Patsy Moore Parn Morrow
Bob Murdock Rhonda Myers
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Lyn Piar Kim Picklesimer S lu Poland
Lisa Rassemussen Tina Reischman Janice Reffit
Jerry Riel Dana Rzffle Pam Roach
Beth Robson Kim Robinson Julie Rohler
Dave Sapp Trish Sawaya Deb Schouten
Julie S toutemyer
Dawn S tricker
Julie S ummerhqves
K ellv Truex
J ay Thorp
Gary Van N osfrand
La Vonne Thompson
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Bill Vernon Christina Victorio Carol Wagoner Salbf Walters
Keith Walton Nancy Ward Mary Weber Wilbur Welker
Mike Welsh Janet White Tim White Bruce Williams
Mike Williams Rick Williams John Wilson Kelbt Wilson
Darcy W yan!
Chuck Winters Gayle Workman
Kim Wyant Linda Wycojf
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Upper Right: You made it Gayle! Lower Right: Welcom to the Prom. Lower Left: Kathy Bender, Kelly Truex and Lynne Johnson.
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Juniors - Class of '79
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Theresa Foreman 7
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John M. Hunter
John W. Hunter
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J. C. Stafford
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Aleeta Van Runkle
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S Juniors Explore Vooauonal Opportunities
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Mary Beth Kenney
Bobbi .lo Mayer
Mary Hellen Reischman
Sophomore Class Officers:
Rhonda Gates fTreas.J,
Stan Fry fPres.J, and Shelly
Frost fSec.J. Jeni Hren
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Freshmen - Class of 81
J. D. Clark
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Cao Van Khoa
Ray Van Fossen
Jim Van Meter
Jo Ann Whilden
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men Cheerleaders: Sandy Brokaw. Lisa Baxter, Stacy Mastel, Traci Youst, and Paula Chapman.
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Bclmr: Principal George Perry speaking at graduation.
Riglil: Assistant Principal Blaine Young wades through
paperwork. Lower Riglllf Administrative Assistant Marge
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Dr. Perry Trinkner and Vice President of the Board. Tim Kahrl.
Board of Education of the Mount Vernon City Schools: Scaled: Guy Van Nostrand. Thelma Weaver. and Charles Chancellor. Slanding: President of the
Above: Betty Frye checks on an unexcused
absence. Below: PBX operator Connie Brasseur
and Secretary to the Principal Loretta Eherhart.
-c Office Secretary Jcztn Cherry kept thc counselors straightened
Production clerk Kathy Williams.
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Counselors Offer Guidance
Below Lefl: Senior Counselor Rita Ball. Below Right: PACE teacher Duane Johnson and Freshman Counselor Burt Hanson in consultation.
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1brar Adds New Mater
Librarian Mrs. Valesca Nicholson reports happily that stu-
nts use of the fine facilities of the school library has
creased this year. Both class groups and individuals have
ken advantage of the great variety of materials in the media
r. The newly-acquired Facts on File and the latest edi-
of the Encyclopedia Britannica make research easier and
timely. There are also new audio visual materials needed
new course offerings next year. Mrs. Sharon Lang
and Mrs. Margaret Poland. multi-media aides. continue their
fine work in putting materials in the hands of students and
maintaining the quiet atmosphere needed for independent
study. Knowledgeable and tireless. Wayne Bower makes
tapes, makes repairs and makes students and teachers happy
through his constant efforts to make audio-visual materials
available when needed.
Wayne Bower adjusts sound. Above:
Mrs. Nicholson. head librarian flashes a smile.
rbrafv Sum' Sharon Lang. Valeska Nicholson. and Margaret Poland.
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The English Department: Standing: Roger Robertson. Evelyn Roeder. Don Bower, Dorothy Steinmetz. Penny Rauzi. Scaled: Area C
son Kate Dunham. Mary Elliott. and Holly Troy.
Dorothy Steinmetz. Evelyn Roeder.:1nd Roger Robertson.
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The Sociz1lSludies Department: Robin Hren. Dave Moore. Paul Pfeiffer. Area Chairman GL1ryKost. Marlin Peterson. Paul Walters. and Bill Shriver
"Who says the world is round?" Martin Peterson.
Lefr: Mr. Moore smiles the day after graduation.
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The Math Department: Keith Merrin. Houston Schiosser. Susan Cunningham. Matt Wilbur. Elaine Stull. Arlfassell. Micki Lane. Earl Fry. and Ron Bodart.
Area Cliziirinun Art Cassell Ron Bodart shows his enthusiasm for circles.
Elaine Slull ultjust doesn't add up."
Upper Riglll: "You've got lo be kidding." Lnwcr Righl:
Nancy Slillwell. "lt's important to lwve the right slam!
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Fha Science Department: Sllllltffllgi John Cleland. Area Chzxirnmn Nick Houston. John Wagner. Dan Dewald. Ray Cornprobst. and
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Business is Good
The Business Department: Slanding: Don Dolwick. Sandy Genre. Liz Schramm. Sf'lIIL'd.' Dorma Warrick. Area Chairperson Joyce Berry. and Eldora Filhx ln
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Lqfk: Arcu Chairperson .loycc Berry. Lower Lqfl: Sandy Genre poses for
the czuneru. Below: First year teacher Liz Schrumm.
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Righf: "ParIez-vous franquisf' Lmvvr LQIY: Area
chairperson Mary Catherine Ritter. Lower Righl:
"Who told you that Latin is zi dead language?"
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Rigln: Dave Gray tries to look umden1i1'. Below: Paul Walters looking smug.
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Below: Choir Director Marilyn Harris prepares the Choir for Graduation.
Righl: Band Director Bob Bechtel looks for the Marching Band. "They were
herejust a moment ago."
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Health and Physical Education
The P.E. and Health department Below: John Fair. Dave Daubenmire. Linda Ellis and Nancy Laslo.
tries to develop an interest for health
and fitness in MVSH students. Stu-
dents participate in softball, basketball,
gymnastics, and many other activities.
All students are required to take one
semester of health. Health classes teach
personal hygiene habits which students
can use for the rest of their lives.
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he is also STUCO Advisor. 1
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The food service employees work hard each day to
provide lunch. The food they prepare is served at all of
Mount Vernon's elementary schools and the Middle
School as well as at MVSH. These dedicated ladies have
to report to work each morning at 6 AM.
Right: Food Service Administrator Mary Rock.
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The 1977 Homecoming Court
Riglu: Queen Lynn Piar: Lower Lqhs Senior Cammie
Compton: Lower fight: Senior Rennee Arek
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Michelle Fox Top: Soph. Amy Ernest
Junior Theresa Bailey 3f'UU'W-' S0Ph- Jeni Hfen
Top: Freshman Penny Doup
Bonom: Freshman Stacey Mastel
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Student Council tried something new this year, Spirit Week. The week began with
Hat Day and students displayed an array of toppers. On Tuesday students showed
how well they could "mix and match" their apparel. Each class then demonstrated
its creativity, decorating a designated hall with crepe paper "spirit," and the Sopho-
more class took first prize. On the aftemoon preceding "Slave Day," STUCO auc-
tioned the football players to the student body, some for as high as 819. For this the
slave did as his master bid all day Thursday. Black and orange clad students filled
the gym on Homecoming Day to watch classmates who had paid for the privilege
throw pies in the faces of members of the faculty. The week was well-received by stu-
dents and more spirit was seen than has been evident in the high school in a long
time. Thursday evening's Snake Dance seemed anti-climactic, possibly due to a
shorter route, and the bonfire was sadly missed.
Far Right: Pat O'Neil creams Coach Comprobst.
Right: Does Gary Winand have something to
toot about? Below: Do Seniors "rule?"
Spirit Sparks Students
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and Jim Swetlicg Right: Queen Lynn Piar
succeeds Lisa White: Below: The Home-
coming Court clap their approval.
The Jackets lit up the lives of the Home-
coming Eve fans with a I4-7 defeat of the
Delaware Pacers. Queen Lynn Piar and
escort Jim Morse reigned over this most tra-
ditional of games and watched Dave
McCann, Jerry Graves and Doug Gorsuch
lead the Jackets to victory. On Saturday
night students boogied in celebration with
WNCILS Dave Anthony. Despite Anthony's
disc-spinning expertise, most students
expressed the desire for live music next time.
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JVS Proud of
The students of the Knox County Joint Vocational
High School take great pride in their building and its
fine programs. The school is unique in its provision of
the two-fold opportunity of developing career oriented
technical skills while not precluding the possibility of the
students, further development in higher educational
institutions. The philosophy of the JVS is that every stu-
dent is entitled to a program of studies broad enough to
provide him or her with the best educational opportuni-
ties possible. The Knox County Joint Vocational High
School strives to prepare the student for effective citi-
zenship and to promote good student attitudes toward
work. This past year several students won national and
state honors stemming from their vocational skills.
Right: Brenda Grant reigns as VICA Queen. Below: Shelly Workman.
Mary Forthover and Brenda Grant discuss an assignment.
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In The Know advised by Mr Paul Pfieffer, met once each week for
practice Their officers were President, Sonja Gatton: Treasurer
,QV Tonga Gatton and Secretary Kris Rezos. Last year's team lost in an
earlier challenge round therefore, this year's team was not able to par-
f ticipate in the television production of "In the Know."
Below, Row I fl to rj: Matt Hull, David Wells,
Steve Tier, John Benjamin. Row 2 fl I0 rl:
Sonja Gatton, Maria Rezos, Dana Riffle,
Gary Winand, Doug Riffle, Kris Rezos,
Altha Johnson. Middle: Kris Rezos and Mr.
Pfieffer work with the team. Above: Team
members challenge each other.
You Can't Take
It ith You
Roger Robertson directed another funny production. "You Can't
Take it With You," which played to a disappointingly small audi-
ence. Lavish scenery accentuated fine performances by all actors
involved. A "bomb" filled the theater with smoke on Saturday night
making participants of the playgoers.
Penelope .... ....... .... K a thy McLaren
Essie ........ ..... L inda Eberhart
Rheba ........ .... M eredith Fowler
Paul Sycamore . . . ....... Jeff Bateman
Mr. DePinna .... ..... D ave Treleaven
Ed ...................... .... S cott McCullough
Donald ...................... .,.... J ohn Spears
Martin Vanderhof 1GrandpaJ . . . ,... Greg Stemm
Alice ............,......... ..... L inda York
Henderson .... ....... K evin Foster
Tony Kirby ...... .... K ent Youngman
Boris Kolenkhov . . . ...... John Collier
Gay Wellington .... .... T erri Bateman
Mr. Kirby ....... .... R ay Bridges
Mrs. Kirby ..... .... B eth Crawford
Three J-Men . . . . . .Rick Roberson
Olga .... .... J an Headington
Top: Kent comforts Linda after seeing the turnout for the
play: Middle: The Addams Family'?: Bottom: Jeff. did you
hear what you thought you heard?
Drama Club Travels to Q'Oz',
The spring play "The Wizard of Oz" was well received
by both the young and old, especially the young, stated
director Roger Robertson. Over 1,000 people attended
the five performances during the weekend of May 5.
Robertson also commented that a great deal of work
by the cast and crew members went into the costumes,
scenery, and make-up.
Many students tried out for parts in the spring play,
so Robertson decided that there would be two casts.
This is a first for a high school production.
At Left: Sr. Carol Wagoner as Glinda and the Munchkins tell Dorothy
to follow the Yellow Brick Road. Below: L-R Kirk Spradley fCowardly
Lionj, Kevin Foster fScarecrowJ. Randy Justice fTinmanJ. and Penny
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Enrichment Week is a learning experience. Enrichment
Week is travel. Enrichment Week is like no other in the school
year. Teachers and students come together in unique circum-
Co-ordinated by Administrative Assistant Marjorie Miller,
the second Enrichment Week at Mt. Vernon High School pro-
vides students with an opportunity to elect their own fields of
study or travel experience. Lucky students traveled to Rome,
to New York City, to Florida and Hawaii. Many studied Ger-
man or rocketry or learned to play tennis. Some played chess
or played cards or played golf .
These students allowed to vacation with parents reported to
teachers about their experiences. Many worked at jobs
throughout the community.
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Riglzl: Students practice in Beginning Guitar
during E-Week. Bvhmz' Cavers prepare to
depart to Renfro Valley to re-live "Life Cuve-
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Lej: Mall Dolick got a chance to be a river boat
captain. Lower Lefzs Gymnastics. Lower Right:
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Row I Ilfrj: Coach Ray Cornprobst, Tom Auker, Rick Spearman, Mike Tumey, Brian Gastin, Jerry Graves, Dan Miller. Artie Fry, Doug Adams, Harold Ste
Mark Ferguson, Dave Dulaney. Randy McPeek, Dave McCann, Coach Earl Fry. Row 2 Il-rj: Ken Kushmider, Larry Dunn, Doug Gorsuch, Tom Hillier.
Van Nostrand, Rick Dailey, Phil Gallogly, Mike Lang, Mike Welsh, Jim Morse, Doug Curry. Row 3 fl-rj: Coach JohnHFair, Scott Burdulis, Kevin, Frye,
Harrod, Tom Lahmon. Steve Phillips, Jim Wyant, Mark Farely, Karl Baxter, Kent Baldwin, Jim Swetlic, Jay Peterson, Brian- Palm, Coach Matt Wilbur. Row
rj: Glen Simmons, Gary Williams, Joe Wolford, Larry Stringfellow, Roger Fowler, Stan Winand, Bruce Oliver, Kevin McHugh, Jim Yowler, Jack Campolo,
Conway. Row 5 Il-rj: Coach Paul Watters, Jim Lindsey. Bill Conway, Tim Harrod, Stan Fry, Butch Grennell. Chris Tanner, Jerry'Clinggrs. Trent Baldwin. lil
Rune, Dale Annett. Coach Dave Daubenmire. Row 6 fl-rj: Rob Carpenter, Al Lindeman, Ron Warner, Dale Moore, Doug Phillips,,Sean Conway. Row 711-rj:
McMillan, Steve Fry. Keith Dailey.
ridders Finish Strong V ,t F tb H
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Mt. Vernon Opponents
24... .... Gallon ............. . . .7
14 . . . .... Mansfield Madison .... . . . .21
7 . . . .... Westerville South .... . . . .14
0 . . . .... Worthington ..... . . . .43
6... ...Reynoldsburg...... ...7
7 . . . .... Westerville North . . . . . . .26
14... .... Delaware ........ . .. . .6
6... ...Hilliard... ....25
14... .... Whitehall ...7
21 .... Coshocton ...0
4 Wins 6 Losses
4th Place Finish in OCC
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V I Jackets dropped five out of their first six contests.
After a lot of hard work and a heartbreaking one
point loss to Reynoldsburg the Yellow Jackets and
- Coach Ray Cornprobst were able to turn things
around. They won three of their last four games.
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Top: Dave Oliver attempts a field goal while Joe Nussbaum holds during freshman action: Lower Lej?: Tailback Harold Steward is dragged down by a Mansfield
defender: Freshman Todd Compton fights for extra yardage.
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Upper Lqfl: Mike Turney and Tom Hillier: Upper Righl: Doug Gorsuch looks for a receiver: Bollom: Freshman football team.
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Row I fl-rj: Tom Householder. Tony Lechiara, Tom Corrigan. .leff Harper. Roger Perry, Scott Gallogly. Arte Wolford, Chris Hamilton. Row 2 fl-rj: Troy
Troy Savage. Bill Yeager. Mike Delsaurentis. Keith Buck, Todd Graves. Jeff Hren, Randy Hinderer. Jim Wears. Dave Oliver. Joe Nussbaum. Mike Fry. Row f
rj: Head Coach Dave Korns. Dean Annett. Mike Strait. Mike Piar. Joe Conkle, Brian Dailey. Seth Yarmen, Brent Mueller. Todd Bender. Dave Perry, Dougl 4
Todd Compton, Jeff Gordon, Assistant Coach Tom Beach. Row 4 Ilarj: Tom Stringfellow. Dave Edminister, Dan Bateman. Jim Graves, Damion Hill. Rusty
Maple. Ed Bowers. Bruce Widrig. Todd Highman. Pat O'Neil. Bob Phillips. Frank Biffiath. Don Scott, J. D. Clark. 1
Tap: Jackets swarm on enemy running tiltack: Mizlzllc: Mike
Turney kicks at field goal against Westerville: BOIlI1lH.' Jacket
couches John Fair. Mat! Wilbur. Paul Watters. Earl Fry. and
Mt. Vernon Opponents
20 ............ Mansfield Sr. ............. 0
13... .... Whitehall .... . . .8
8... .... WestervilleS... ...ZI
O .... Worthington ... ....6
0 . .. .... Reynoldsburg . .. . . .12
8... .... Westerville N .. ...IO
l9... .... Delaware... ...,O
14... .... Hilliard ...I3
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Jacket Cheerleaders ACt1Vt
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Ltff-I.' Varsity Cheerleaders look enthused during a Jacket basketball game: Riglu: Senior Cheerleaders Cammie Compton and Lyn Piar lead the Senior Class
pep rally: Ballom: The Varsity Cheerleaders include Cheryl Oberfleld. Cammie Compton. Laura Merrin. Lyn Piar. Jane Snyder. and Kyle Graham.
. . Through all Seasons
1: Reserve Cheerleaders. top to bottom: Cammic Roberson. Becky Dilley. Donna Mickley. Sharon Cullers. Amy Ernest. and Tina Rasmussen: Left: Jackets will
gnlz Right: Cheerleader Becky Dilley awaits the hour of the big game.
The Spirit Squads!
The girls that give the guys the spirit are Mt. Vernon
High School's three Cheerleading squads. The girls
attended cheerleading camp last summer at Kenyon
College. A carwash and a bake sale raised some money
for uniforms. The girls hostessed a dinner for the foot-
ball players and honored the OCC champion basketball
team with cakes on Valentine's Day. Advisor Nancy
Laslo entertained all the girls in her home on Christmas.
presenting roses to the four senior girls.
The Freshman squad competed at Franklin Heights
in the fall and brought back two trophies. Cheers!
Right: Freshman Cheerleaders practice a mount for competition:
Below: Freshman Cheerleaders left to right. Sandy Brokaw, Stacy
Mzistel. Paula Chapman. Sherrie Merrin. Lisa Baxter. and Tracey
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I. The Reserve wrestling cheerleaders practice a
mount. 2. Kneeling IL-Rl: Maria Cargill. Sherrie
Rush. Cyd Craigo. Sranding IL-Rl: Cheryl Emmert,
Gina Mazza, Sandi Keen. 3. Row I IL-Rl: Pam Spi-
cer. Lynne Harris. Susan Meadows. Jarma Dove.
Rmr2IL4R1.' Theresa Bailey. Janet Burt. Vickie Sav-
Volle ball Scores
Mt. Vernon Opponents
fGames Wonj CGames Wonj
Z ............... Newark .... ............. 0
Z... .... Malabar ..... ....l
0 ... .... Whitehall ........ ....Z
0 ... .... Delaware .......... ....Z
0 . . . ..... Westerville North .... . . . .2
l . . . ..... Reynoldsburg ...... . . . .Z
0 ... ..... Hilliard .......... ....Z
l ..... Newark .......... ....Z
0 ... ..... Whitehall ......... ....Z
0 , . . ..... Westerville North .... . . . .Z
l . . . ..... Reynoldsburg ..,.. . . . .Z
0 ..... Hilliard ........ ....Z
0 ..... Gallion ...... ....Z
l ..... Delaware ..... .Z
Z ... ..... Columbus West .... . . . .l
0 .. . .... Westerville S ...... . . . .Z
3 Won I3 Lost
Standing flqfl to righll: Krista Adams. Susan Humbert. Trina Spadafore. Lori Weber. Kneeling flcgfr lo righll: Diane Dennis. Janet Robey. Shelly Frost. Diane Jones
Reserve Voile ball
Mt. Vernon Opponents
fGames Wonj QGames Wonj
2 ............... Malabar ... ......... ...O
2 .... .... Wh itehall .... .... l
0 .... .... D elaware ..... .... 2
2 .... .... W esterville N . . . . . . .l
0 .... .... R eynoldsburg ..... .... 2
0 .... .... H illiard ........ .... 2
l .... .... N ewark ...... .... 2
-3, 2 .... .... Wh itehall .... .... l
--1 . 2 .... .... D elaware ..... .... l
2 0 .... .... W esterville N ..... .... 2
' ""' 1 .... .... R eynoldsburg ..... .... 2
0 .... .... H illiard . . ...... .... 2
2 .... .... G alion ......... .... l
3. 6Won 8Lost
op Row: Lisa Fairchild, Kathy Silvis. Karen Franz, Penny Doup, Sherri Rush. Cathy Cothern. Second Row: Diane Jones. Betsy Banner, Kirsten Ryuse, Teresa
oreman. From Row: Pam Spicer. Ginn Mazza. Jodi Thompson.
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Mt. Vernon Opponents
2 .... 1 .... Newark .... ...3
0 .... ...Bexley .......... ....5
5 .... ..... G alion ............. .... 0
5 .... . . .Marion River Valley .... . . . .O
3 .... . . .Mansfield St. Peters .... . . . .2
5 .... ..... W hitehall ......... .... 0
5 .... ..... D elaware ........ .... 0
4 .... ..... C oshocton ........ .... l
5 .... ..... W esterville North .... .... 0
3 .... ..... R eynoldsburg ..... .... 2
5 .... ..... H illiard ......... .... 0
5 .... ..... W hitehall ........ .... 0
4 .... ..... D elaware ......... .... l
5 .... ..... W esterville North .... .... O
3 .,.. ..... R eynoldsburg ..... .... 2
5 .... ..... H illiard .......... ..,. 0 For the second year in a row Susan Cunninghanfs
tennis team captured the OCC crown. Led by only one
Chris Collier, the young, players finished their season l
after losing their first two games.
I3 Wins 2 Losses
Smnding: Judy White. Jill Johnson. Michele Fox. Lori McKee. Roxanne Berry, Lynn Rogan. Seated: Jill Crook. Amy Mosholder. Mandy Dotson, Jan
Girl etters Win OCC
er Left: Girls' tennis coach Dick Cunningham oversees the practice: Upper Right: Double's team ol' Roxanne Ben'y and Jill Johnson wait for the serveg Lower
h1.'.lunior Michelle Fox displays her excellent back swingg Lower Lefl: Lori McKee practices her ground stroke.
Jackets Share Division
The 1977-78 Jacket basketball team won a share of the Capital
Division title by coming on strong at the end of the season. The
Jackets started by winning their first game in an overtime thriller
over Galion. They then lost three straight before upsetting OCC
opponent Whitehall. One of the biggest wins of the season was a 78-
44 victory over Westerville North.
The Jackets came extremely close to an upset win over Columbus
East in a game that fans will be talking about for a long time.
Columbus East was state ranked. The Jackets ended their season
with a double overtime toumament loss to Columbus South.
From Row: Jamie Justice. Jim Swetlic. Doug Gorsuch. Jeff Piears. Dave McCann. Doug Curry and Kevin McHugh Back Ron Assistant Coach Dave
Mgr. Mike Fithian. Russ Midkiff. Craig Maloney. Gary Banbury. Kevin Dailey. Greg Merrin Mgr Jim McMillan and Coach Keith Merrin
Mt. Vernon Opponents
53 ........ ..... G alion ,... . ..... 50 COTJ
44 .... ..... G roveport... .....5l
36 .... ..... C hillicothe .... ..... 4 4
48 .... ..... N ewark ..... ..... 5 3
73 .... ..... W hitehall ... . . . . .67
46 .... ,.... D elaware ...... ..... 5 8
78 .... ..... W esterville N. .... ..... 4 4
53 .... ..... R eynoldsburgh .... ..... 3 6
68 .... ..... H illiard ......... ..... 6 0
70 .... ..... W esterville S. .... ..... 5 0
59 .... ..... C olumbus East .... ..... 6 4
60 .... ..,.. W orthington ..... ..... 5 6
62 .... ..... A shland ....... ..... 5 3
64 .... ..... W hitehall ....... .,... 4 9
72 .... ..... W esterville N. .... ..... 5 4
47 .... ..... D elaware ........ ..... 5 3
64 .... ..... R eynoldsburgh .... ..... 4 4
44 .... ..... H illiard ......... ..... 5 6
39 .... ..... C olumbus South ..... ..... 4 2 KOTJ
Overall Record I I-8
OCC Record 9-5
Co Champs of the OCC Capital Division
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nan squad F7-uni Rmvllm1'J.'Todd Bender. manager. John Reef. Jeff Bower. Todd Graves. Jeff Gordan.. Brad Shuff. Mike Hendrickson. Joe Nussbaum: Serum!
lo rj: Coach Don Dolwick. Brent Mueller. Brent R ichcrl. Scott Booth. Scott Lashley. Greg Shannon, Denny Miller. Troy Kayser. Mark Pfouts. Randy Hind-
rapplers Get Down
Ml. VCFIIOI1 Opponents
3l ........ ...Newark .. ..... ...20
28 .... ...Utica ....... . . .39
63 .... ...Whitehall .... .. . I2
I9 .... ...Galion ...43
29 .... ...Hilliard ... . , .38
26 .... ...Lexington ... . . .25
32 .... . . .Coshocton ...... . . .32
47 .... ...Buckeye Valley . .. .. .18
31 .... ...Malabar ........ ...25
32 .... . . .Westerville N . . . . . .28 Wrestling Coach Dan Dewald was proud of Varsity w
40 .... ...Delaware .... ...24 tling efforts this year. despite many injuries. including
I6 .... ...Ashland ...... ...45 own. Finishing the year with a winning record. the te
6 .... ...Reynoldsburg ....... .... . ..59 placed second in the league with senior Doug Leaman
sophomore Jim Marsell clinching league championships.
7 Wins 5 Losses l Tie Marsell.jr. and .lim Morse placed second in the league.
Row One: .lim Morse. Vince Giampolio. Bob Marsell. .lim Marsell. Dan Noonan. Tim Harrod. Rick Cline. Sonny Ferarra. Ed Piar: Row Two: Coach Dave
mire. Tom Lahmon, Jim Baughman. Stu Poland. Gail Stenger. Frank Oley. Doug Leaman. Harold Steward. Jeff Baxter. Tim Knight. .lim Goudy, Rick
Three: Mike Fry. Jim Graves. Tim Woosley. Jeff Hren. Tim Corrigan. Matt Lybarger. Dean Bouchard. Tom Evangelista. Adam Bartells. Bill Perry. Dave T.
Four: Joe Conkle. Brad Harrod. Doug Phillips. Doug Dove. Keith Buck. Roh Ball. Tim Newton. Keith Walton. Tim Yarman. and Jim Lindsey.
Row I U10 rj: manager, Diana Reef. Lori Mckee. Julie Collier. Crista Adams. Judy White, Michelle Fox. manager. Lynn Rogan: Row 2 ll lo rj: coach, Duane
Diane Dennise. Janice Refitt, Lyn Cvrasburger. Sue Brown. Janet Robey. Chris Collier. Cindy Brown.
Penny Doup, Terri Johnson. Darcy Myron. Cathy Benson. Cathy Colhran, manager. Amy Davidson: Row 21110 r1:C
Row I 1110 rl: manager, Michelle Mackie,
Duane Johnson, Debie White. Poochie Ryuse, Cathy Hiller. Cindy Oberfield, Marylynne Buchanon. Kim Turney. Becky Peterson. Coach Cindy Brown. '
irl Cagers Finish
"It was the best year we ever had," said girls' basketball
coach Duane Johnson. The girls finished with an ll-9 record
for the season.
Coach Johnson is very optimistic about next year with eight
out of l l varsity players returning. Johnson feels the team will
have a good nucleus to begin next year. ' I
The three senior girls, Chris Collier, Sue Brown, and Janice
Reffitt. will be missed next year, but there are a good number
of underclassmen to pick up any slack.
Diana Dennis controls thejump ball as Sue Brown looks on.
Senior Chris Collier puts up a shot during the Westerville N.
iris Track Team
Dual Meet Season
91 W Ashland
66W Westerville N
Capital Division Conference Meet
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Winner of the Capital Division of the OCC
Rriglir: Kristen Ryues in the longjump.
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Mt. Vernon Opponents
l Utica 0
3 Mansfield Malabar 7
l Galion 8
l Westerville North l2
2 Hilliard 12
0 Shelby I0
5 Shelby I5
3 Delaware 2
2 Reynoldsburg 3
2 Whitehall 7
IO Coshocton 7
3 Coshocton 8 Mt. Vernon Oppona
l Newark 9 l2 Columbus Eastmoor
3 Gahanna 8 4 Chillicothe I
7 Westland 5 6 Westerville North -
2 Groveport l l 6 Delaware
6 Westerville South 3 9 Whitehall
5 Worthington 6 0 Reynoldsburg
Below: Jamie Justice tags the runner out
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Golfers Complete Winning Season
. Vernon Opponents
Marion Harding 156
l Danville 3l6
4 Coshocton 156
3 Whitehall 360
8 Newark 181
8 Upper Arlington 321 The Mt. Vernon High School golf team finished the season
with 13 wins and 9 losses. The team's average was 329.2. They
, Lead Matches placed 6-4 in the league which tied them for second place. In
Xmglon- 167- Malflbaf l7l- Madlsfm W6- Mt- VCYHOH '58 the Adkins Iiiviieiiehei they finished iii fourth place at 3033 iii
the Sectional Tournament they finished fifth, 3315 and in the
'lliafd 333- Weslefville North 345- Ml- Vemon 334 Ceiehiai Falls Invitational they finished tenth. 344.
adison l75, Malabar 169. Lexington 163, Marion Harding
2, Mt. Vernon 160
313. Westerville North 323, Mt. Vernon 328
335, Delaware 366. Mt. Vernon 360
'ow I: Matt Hull, Andy Richert. Jeff Williams. John Eualt, Jeff Strouse, Jerry Richert. Row 2: Coach Kent Miller, Tim Cunningham, Mark Hunnicut, Michael
ithian. Jerry Goetzman, Jeff Green, Bob Flynn.
Jacket etters Come
In Second in OCC
Mt. Vernon Opponents
0 Reynoldsburg 5 1, it .
3 Newark 2
4 Whitehall 1
5 Westerville No. 0
4 Fredericktown l
2 Delaware 3
4 Hilliard l
4 Whitehall 1
4 Westerville No. l
2 Fredericktown 3
l Newark 4
3 Delaware 2
l Reynoldsburg 4
3 Hilliard 2
2 Malabar 3
2 Galion 3
l Ashland 4 - ,
OCC 7-3 f 3.
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Upper: Senior Jeff Knight demonstrates his two-hand backhand. Lower: Sen- 9
ior Dave Rea strains to make the shot. 1 . . ix' -1 N
ross Countr Harriers Run for Their Lives!
The cross country running program
aims to instill in boys and girls a desire
to run that will last all their lives. Long-
distance running builds endurance and
increases the strength of the heart and
lungs. For the first time Coach Nick
Houston recruited enough girls to
allow them to run separately in their
own races. The girls finished promis-
ingly 7th out of 22 teams entered in the
All-Ohio Invitational at Akron. Finish-
ing 3rd in the OCC with a 3-2 record,
the boys also placed 3rd in the 13 team
sectional to qualify for the district. In
addition, Skipper Spears qualified for
the state meet. The 1977-78 captains
were all seniors: Brian Cassell, Skip
Spears, Dave Treleaven and Gary
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County team members Kneeling ll lo rj: John Horne, Keilh C'ordclL Jeff C ombs, Scar! Lashlcgv. Wenafv Spennr. Jeannie Heiser, Sue Merrilees: Second Row, standing
' Skipper Spears. Mark Merrilees. Pele Rutkowski. Cathy Morse. Ann Batchelder. Kate Finkbeiner. Dan Gamel. Jeff Yost. Dave Widrig: Back Row ll lo rj:
Nick Houston. Craig Colopy. Greg Thatcher. Rick Mosholder. Brian Cassell. Phil Dotson. Charlie Lambillotte. Gary Anderson.
6 4 Record in Duals Meets
4th in O.C.C.
Wade Spears - Mile -4:27.8
Mike Kerney - Shot 55' 7"
4 Mile Relay - l9:52
tSpears Mosholder. Forthofer. Lashleyj
- 300 Meter Hurdles - 39.7
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fl ID rj:
Max Berry. Jim Teeter.
Don Moxley. Terrie Williams, Jeff Strouse. Jeff Daily. Brad Buchanan.
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Row 1 H10 rl: Steve Campbell. Jim McDevitt. Scott McCullough. Syeve Clutter.
Becky Gorham: Row 2 U10 rj: John Lybarger. Kurt Becthal. Steve Wagner. John
Stream. Ken Bebout.
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Dana Riffle. Lisa Pipper. Pam Bastin. Cindy McManawy. Julie Collier.
Row I fl In rj: Drew Riley. Alan Chafer. Bob Burns. Doug Daniels: Row
Mike Fosnaught, Penny Cockrell. Jeff Kectle, Deb Schouton, Tom Badger..
U10 rj: George Glauner. Leslie Glover. Ray Bridges. Gary Winand.
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Candy Halton, Lorie Morningstar. Linda Eberhart.
I flro rj: Janet Horne. Brenda Ayers. Mary Lynn Buchanan. Melissa Wells:
21110 rl: John Benjamin. Lori Piper. Tracie Rowe, Sue Kimble. Lori Yager.
Row 1 Il lo rj: Julie Scott. Jenny Jones. Sharon Pieffers: Row 2 fl ra rj: Barb
Mayer, Bob Pappenhagen. Marilyn Albright.
Marehlng Band Keeps IH Step
The MVHS Marching Band once again thrilled the spectators throughout the var-
sity football season. The band is under the direction of Mr. Robert Bechtel and drum
major Max Berry, who displayed his outstanding baton twirling talent. The band was
accompanied by the high school majorettes, Marsha Linson. Barb Mayer. Jane Meli-
otes. Tracey Roeber, and Traci Rowe.
Righl: Max at work: Below: The I977 Marching Band. Row I fl Io rj: Assistant Director Jack Stauch. Jane
Meliotes. Traci Roeber. Barb Mayer. Terri Williams. Don Moxley. Jim Teeter. John Workman. Doug
Denton. Jeff Strouse. Jeff Daily. Brad Buchannan. Marsha Linson. Traci Rowe. Director Bob Bechtel:
Row Z fl to rl: Glenda Miller. Lori Piper. Melissa Wells. Jenny Cochran. Brenda Ayers. Sue Kimble. Julie
Scott. Doug Fish. Leslie Glover. Bob Burns. Alan Shaffer. Penny Cockrell. Mike Fosnaught. Drew Riley.
Tom Badger. Jeff Keckly. Drum Major Max Beery: Row 3 lllo rj: Rhonda Gates. Barb Payne. Lisa Piper.
Becky Gorham. Pam Roach. Candy Hatton. Beth Gossie. Janet Horne. Leslie Duckworth. John Collier.
Pam Bastin. John Benjamin. John Hill. Ray Bridges: Row 4 fl ro rj: Janna Arnott. Jenny Jones. Cindy
McManaway. Lori Morningstar, Susan Blubaugh. Lori Yeager. Sharon Peffers. Linda Eberhart. Steve
Wagner. Steve Tier. John Lybarger. Greg Stemm. Scott McCullough: Raw 5 ll lo rj: John Stream. Ken
Bebout. Julie Collier. Dave Miller. Steve Clutter. Sally Yarger. Myron Shaffer. Marilyn Albright. Mary
Lynne Buchannan. Amy Evans. Tom Bogardas. Bob Pappenhagen. Connie Hubbard. John Hunter: Row
6 flro rj: Randy Robertson. Sam Frame. Debbie Wilson. Lana Siekkinen. Gary Winand. Dan Frost.
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ellow Jackets J azz up Music Program
The Mellow Jackets. made up of
select band members. have played this
year for The Forum Show, Junior Miss,
the annual Tops-n-Pops. concerts and
senior proms at surrounding area
schools. ln March they participated in
a Jazz Festival held in Michigan. They
played and attended clinics where they
discussed the problems of playing jazz
music and the techniques involved.
Mr. Bechtel calculates how much longer he has to stay at practice.
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'lill. Kurt Bechtel. Max Berry. Lori Morningstar. Scott McCullogh. Doug Fish. Tom Badger. Deb Schouten. Gary Winand. Alan Shaffer. and Director Robert
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Choirs Court Singing Talent
Students at Mt. Vernon High School who love to
sing usually seek membership in one of the two choirs
under the direction of Marilyn Harris.
The thirty-six member Senior Choir, composed of
juniors and seniors, sing for graduation each year and
for community and church groups. In May the troups
traveled to River Valley High School in Marion for
an evening exchange concert.
Made up of thirty-five freshmen and sophomores,
the Junior Choir completed a successful year, holding
a Christmas concert with the High School Orchestra
Right: The choir sings music from "Chorus Line" at Tops and
Pops: Below: The Christmas concert.
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Treble Choir: ew Note at MVT-IS '
Newly-formed this year, Treble
Choir consisted of twenty-seven girls.
They met twice a week after school to
practice. The choir performed in the
annual Tops-n-Pops concert and other
concerts at the high school.
The nine-member Ensemble. a group
of students who enjoy singing intricate
harmonies. entertained the ninth grade
English classes who were studying
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
Dressed in Renaissance costumes, the
Ensemble performed the lovesongs of
the 16th century London Madrigal
singers. They took part in the winter
and spring concerts. the annual Tops-
n-Pops Concert and the spring music
Festival on the square
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10 rj: .loAnna Martin, Lisa Piper. Lori Vanatta. Tracey Roeber. Beth Parker. Charlotte Jacksons, Julie Sloulmyer. Lori Piper: Tl1ll'!lR0l1'fIl0 rl: Chris
Turney. Marilyn Albright. Jill Crook. Lisa Harris. and Janet Horne.
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This year the Drama Club presented two productions.
The fall play, "You Can't Take it with You," was an
excellent play but was very poorly attended. Much time,
money, and effort went into the production of this play
but little profit was made. The turnout for the spring
play was just the opposite. "The Wizard of Oz" had a
very impressive audience during all five performances.
Mr. Roger Robertson, advisor of the club and also the
director of the plays, feels that the drama club, of whom
most of the members have been involved throughout
their school years, will be losing a lot of talented people.
Officers of the Drama Club include: Scott McCulloh,
president, Penny Cockrell, vice-president, Linda Eber-
hart, secretary, and Linda York, clerk.
Robertson. Drama Club advisor, caught in a calm moment.
te from the fall production. "You Can't Take it with You."
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Orchestra Under New Director
The 1977-78 orchestra began its season under the direction
of new teacher. Richard Morse. Morse is a 1977 graduate of
Performances by the orchestra included the Christmas con-
cert, a chamber recital. the Spring concert and finally. gradua-
As a group. the orchestra practices four days a week after
Riglilx Two orchestra members wait for their cues: Below: Mr. Morse con
ducts the orchestra.
rt Club Demonstrates Creativity
The Art Club provides interested students with an
opportunity to participate in activities related to art.
Silkscreening was one skill taught to Clubbers, so that
they can make their posters. This year the Art Club
sponsored the First Annual Student Art Contest, whose
lst place winner was Ann Lybarger. Liz Rice, Jane
Seymour and Lynn Rogan received Honorable Men-
tions for their work. To raise money, students raked
leaves in the fall and held a bake sale.
Officers for the 1977-78 year are President Pam
Daley, Vice-President Sue Merillees, Secretary Deanna
Addis and Treasurer Susan Miller.
Lcfl: Advisor Brian Biiby. Beiow: Kay Van Fossen. Melinda Wood-
ring. Dave Miller und Deanna Addis.
uestors " uestw for Knowledge
Advisors Lillian White and Althea Hookwny.
Lord Kenyon Chapter of Young Questors has com-
pleted its seventh year at Mt. Vernon High School. The
only group of high school age Questors in the country,
the girls meet once a month to learn about the tradi-
tional handicrafts of America. "Traditions of Olde" pro-
vided this year's theme and ideas were shared about cus-
toms of special holidays. In order to finance a trip at
year's end. the Young Questors held a "Stocking Stuffer
Street Bazaar and Bake Sale." The installation of new
officers took place at a garden party in the spring. The
I977-78 officers were: Carol Mire. President: Sherry
McFarland, Vice-President: Margie Carhart, Secretary:
Marilyn Albright, Treasurer: Darcy Wyant. Historian:
Mettina Karl, Club Photographer: Natalie Duffield,
News Reporter. The advisors are Mrs. Lillian White and
Mrs. Althea Hookway.
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Duffield. Karen Shoemaker. Tracey Laird.
FE Provides Practical Teachin Experience
is an organization that provides an experience in
about the educational field according to advisor
participating in SAFE were assigned to a certain
or high school teacher to be a teacher's aide or
is designed to give practical experience to those stu-
who want to pursue a career in education.
IL-Rl: Triesa Durbin. Kathy Kirkhope. Karen Lewis. Lori Morningstar. Traci Rowe. advisor Chris Bobbey. Row 2 IL-RJ: Yukiko Kawasaki. Jackie Piar. J.
Bill Halstenburg. Roni Choat.
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J aoket Journal Advances
The 1977-78 Jacket Journal staff has watched their group develop into a
more complex organization, doing more than just publishing a paper.
The J.J. produces a five minute radio news program that aired weekly on
WMVO. They have also taken the responsibility of selling advertising space
in the paper, opening up a business department.
All this is in addition to the great pains taken in publishing a quality paper
each week that deals not only with the basic school news, but the deeper
youth problems as well.
The first semester editor-in-chief was Kathy Benderg second semester edi- '
tors in chief were Jeff Betcher and Russ Midkiff. Their advisor was Evelyn
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BOI10I11ffI0 rj: Markettys Crowe. Beth Crawford, Gayle Nicholls, Pam Roach. Diana Crippen: Middle Row filo rl: Meliane McMillian. Rona Johnson. Kathy
Debbie Spearman: Top Row flro rj: Barry Lawrence. Russ Midkiff, Jeff Betcher.
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Mt. Vernon High School's literary publication. the Vedette,
provides a forum for the original art and written work of cre-
ative students. The Vedette, under the direction of Mrs.
Kathryn Dunham. allows young writers to see their work pub-
lished. thus encouraging them to continue to write. Staffers
take great pride in their magazine and appreciate the contin-
ued support of the community. Editor Jeff Betcher would like
to see increased student interest in subscribing to the Vedette
for two dollars per year. The Vedette Bookstore. selling new
and used books in the cafeteria at lunchtime. is managed by
Cindy McManaway. Brooke Church serves as Business Man-
ager and Jane Seymour is publicity director. The Vedette
comes out each spring.
Lvfi: Advisor Kate Dunham. Below: Stuff: Buck: Joni Gordon. Natalie Duf
field. Kathleen McLuron. Kate Dunham. Altha Johnson. Front: .lane Sey
more. Jeff Belcher. and Brooke Church.
The Forum Staff Puts it all Together
An understaffed but hardworking Forum crew learned the
need to work together in assembling the 1978 Forum. Each of
the four deadlines sprung up quickly as copy and pictures
became pages for the publication. Editors Janet Sellers and
Kim Wyant, with their staffers, decided to include spring
activities, such as graduation and prom. thereby pushing the
delivery date into early fall.
The major source of funding for the yearbook, the Forum
Show, proved a grand success selling out all three perform-
ances. In addition Senior John Payne, sold advertising to local
The yearbook is paid for in several ways. One of those is the
sale of the books to students. The price of the Forum
increased this year to keep up with the cost of publication.
The 1979 staff plans to hold a rally in early fall to bolster stu-
dent interest in the Forum.
New advisors Mary Elliott and Bill Shriver leamed all the
ins-and-outs of yearbook publishing right along with the staff
and attended a yearbook workshop.
Mrs. Elliott and Mr. Shriver hope to attract the best writers
and photographers in the school to the Forum staff for 1979.
Editors: Kim Wyanl. Janet Sellers.
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Kimble, Stephanie Langley, Becky Braddock.
Advisors: Mary Elliott. Wes Mirick, Bill Shriver.
graplwrs: Dave Chadwick. Rick Kellogg, Mike Filhiun. Dave Treleaven: Franz: Rick Langley.
Forum staff receives good advice from Wes Mirick.
Vive le Ce-role Francais!
The French Club aims to acquaint its members with the customs and cultu
aspects of French life through field trips and other activities. Accompanied by
Latin and Spanish Clubs, the French Club visited the French Market in Columl
and the Toledo Museum of Art. All three clubs also participated in the lnternatio
Language Festival where customs and traditional foods are shared. French Cl
members Marilyn Albright and John Bizios entertained the guests.
The traditional Tour de France Bicycle Race held in France annually is re-enac
every Christmas in the halls of the high school. A slight variation at MVHS is the 1
of tricycles by participants who travel once around the second floor halls. The IS
winner was the team of Tim Dills and Rusty Tier. The unusually severe winter ca
celled the yearly Mardi Gras. The club members filled the halls with French carols
An end-of-the-year picnic was held at Memorial Park in the spring.
Row J fl lo rj: Sarah Kading ttreasurerl. Caryl Mire fpresidentj. Beth Gossie Cvice-presidentj. and Marilyn Albright fsecretaryyz Row 2 ll ru rj: Kim
Samar Nijim. Anne Haywood, Donna Summerhayes, and R. Joyce Pabijan. advisor: Row 3 II lo rj: Rusty Tiers. Tim Dills. Greg Stemm, and David Wells:
lured: John Spears. Jim Olmstead. Sally Cubic. and Barb Payne.
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Bresnan prepares a film for the enjoyment ofthe Spanish cluh.
The appreciation of Spanish culture and customs becomes
fun when it can be accomplished through fiestas believes
Donna Bresnan and Mary C. Ritter. advisors to the Spanish
Club. This year Senores and Senoritas have toured the Toledo
Museum of Art. held a Christmas festival. and dined at EL
TORO restaurant. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Torgrimson spoke at
one meeting about Peru and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson
recounted their adventures in Mexico. The 1977-78 officers
were: Leslie Duckworth. President: Julie Stump. Vice-Presi-
dent: Terri Archer. Secretary: and Co-Treasurers Debbie
White and John Benjamin.
Club President Leslie Duckworth
Club members tl to rl: Julie Stump. Deanna Addis. Cheryl Morris. John Benjamin. Terri Archer. Jackie Ward. Sonya Gatten. Steve Tier. Nancy Ward.
One of the high school's most active organizations.
the Latin Club. aims to stimulate interest in the cultural
aspects of classical Greek and Roman civilization. Ben
Lupica. advisor, accompanied club members to the
Toledo Museum of Art and to "Rigoletto," an opera by
Verdi. A canoe trip, a hayride and bake sales were other
The Latin Club also seeks to academically aid stu-
dents' progress in the language and provide a general
brotherhood among its members. Officers for the past
year were: Bill Halstenburg, President: J. C. Stafford.
Vice-Presidentg Donna Beach, Secretary: and John Biz-
Fran! Row U10 rj: Vice-President J. C. Stafford. Ann Batchelder. Mary
Peterman. President Bill Halstenherg: Row 2 fl m rj: Doug Denton.
Linda York. Cyd Craigo. Matt Hull. Jeff Brownlee: Row 3 Illo rl: Lyn
Rardin. Kelly Frame. Jim Goudy: Row 4 fl to rj: Rhonda Litteral,
Marcia Clutter. Mike Piar. Stephanie Dungeon. Nick Grassberger:
Lusl Row ll lo rj: Toni Cordrey. Dawn Knox. Advisor Ben Lupica.
Pictured in the Roman forum. Italy. during
Enrichment Week are Fronl Row fl lo rj: Cheryl
Emmert. Kay Clarke. Anthony LeChiara. Matt
Hull: Bark Row fl la rl: Doug Dove. Mike Piar.
Beth Walz. Katie Kroehle. L - " ' ' - -
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This year's Pep Club was not as active as it has been in past
rs. but school spirit was still kept up.
ome of the year's activities included sign painting, organi-
ion of buses to away games and coordination of Home-
ming. Pep club regulated the election of Homecoming
een and Court and built the Queen's float.
ep Club donated S500 to the high school stadium fund.
ie money came from past years' treasuries in addition to the
e of donuts every Friday morning.
Officers for the l977-78 school year were: President. Terri
teman: vice-president. Lisa Harris: treasurer, Tim Shafer:
secretary, Tammy Totman. Allan Helser was the group's
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Bateman. D. J. Beach. Darlene Walters. Chris Bowers. Natalie Duffield and Lori Vanata.
Tolman. Marissa Mazza. Deb Spearman. Cammie Compton. Advisor Al Helser. Penny Bemiller. Lisa Harris. Tim Shafer. Janet Vanatia. Kevin Foster.
Science Club members traveled to the Columbus Zoo and advi
sor Alan Helser s farm this past year Spring plans included a canoe
trip and a visit to COSI. Money for field trips was reused by several
paper drives Ron Bodart also serves as club advisor
Upper Left Two Science Club members seem to have lost their way while visiting the Land Lab Upper Lefl The Columbus Zoo gels a new shipment of ex
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very busy year under the direction of
Jackie Piar and advisor Dave Dauben-
Some of the enterprising undertak-
ings of STUCO included the Carefree
Gum contest, Spirit Week. a county-
wide Gong Show, a benefit dance for
Bob Dunn and several projects for the
stadium fund drive.
Daubenmire said STUCO has been
much more active this year than it has
been in previous years while he has
served as advisor. He credits Jackie
Piar with keeping STUCO active
through her enthusiastic presidency.
Other STUCO officers include Cam-
mie Compton, vice-president: Lyn
Piar, treasurer: and Kathy Bender, sec-
KL-Rl: Jeff Hren, Jeni Hren. Stacy Mastel, Kathy Bender. Lyn Piar. Cammie Compton. Jackie Piar. Pam Spicer. Row 2 IL-Rl: Stan Fry. Jodi McClure. Sherrie
Jim Lindsey. Joan Richert. Jim Swellic. Diane Dennis. Roxanne Berry. Tom Scott. Jarma Dove. advisor Dave Daubenmire.
Majorettes Thrill Audiences
Upper Rzghr Srs Jane Mehotes and Barb Mayer warm up before a performance Below Ron 1 IL
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One of the most spirited groups at MVHS is the
drill team. the Jackettes. Senior Shelley Greig
directed the girls in precision choreography at this
year's football and basketball games. Increased par-
ticipation with the marching band and the revision of
the Jackettes' constitution characterized this season's
accomplishments under the guidance of Cynthia
Tina Reischmun and Jackie Sticherl wail for the next slep1?l
uni Ron flcll In rfglllj Lickxc Slichcrt Sandy Kctn Shelley Greig Tmcev Melioles Jane! Harper. Liszt Myron. Lynne Harris. Lynda McGinnis. Smnding llqh lu
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Mt. Vernon Senior High's 50th Forum Queen - Lynne Johnson.
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Senior Kathy Bender
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Senior Kelly Truengr
Senior Brenda Atkinson
Senior Trina Spadafore
. . and her Court
Junior Tammy Bumpus Junior Laura Merrm
Junior Shari Holmes Junior Jarma Dove
Teacher of the Year - Evelyn Roeder
"I was totally surprised," said Evelyn
Roeder when asked her reaction to
being chosen as the Teacher of the
Year. The winner, who is selected by
the Forum staff members. was
announced at Saturday evening's per-
formance ofthe 1978 Forum Show.
"After the surprise diminished. I appre-
ciated the honor the students conferred
on me, and it will remain one of the
highlights of my teaching career." com-
mented Ms. Roeder.
Students who voted for the award
said they chose Ms. Roeder because of
her ability to motivate her students to
learn and the time she spends as the
advisor to the "Jacket Journal."
Commenting on her teaching techni-
ques Ms. Roeder says she feels any
classroom. especially an English class-
room. is a place for students to express
their point of view and develop a sense
of 'being humanf
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Students Show Unlimited Talent
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:xpert Wayne Bower and company.
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Most observers agreed that the 1978
Forum Show was the best ever. All
three preformances were sold out. The
Forum Show is a student variety show:
all proceeds of the show go to the
Forum budget in order to reduce the
cost of the yearbook. The 1978 Forum
Show raised S3000 and lowered the
price of each yearbook by S5.
One of the highlights of the 1978
Forum Show was the crowning of Sen-
ior Lynne Johnson as the 50th Forum
Queen. Lynn was crowned by Mrs.
Gladys Kreps. Mrs. Kreps also
crowned the first Forum Queen in
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Junior escorts dressed in style:.Juniors Jim Swetlic, Tim Knight, Brian Palm, and Doug Curry
Juniors Pam Bastin and John Collier.
Dancer Cyd Craigo
Roger Robertson and the infamous "Green Room." Linda Eberhart told J. Edgar Hoover to clean up his act.
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Senior Kevin Foster shared some of his summer camp experiences. Susan Meadows sang.
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Lori Morningstar and John Benjamin played a piano duet. Freshman Jackie Stichert
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The l978 Chorus Line Becky Braddock danced in the rain
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ior Lisa Piper not only played a piano solo, she accompanied several
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Senior Court: Gret Merrin. Brenda Atkinson, Jerry Graves, Trina Spadafore. Frank Oley, Lynn Johnson, Kelly Truex, Mike Martin, Kathy Bender. and
J. C. Stafford sang the John Denver song, "Lady,"
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Sixty-F ive MVHS Students
Inducted Into HS
Sixty-five Mount Vernon High School students were
inducted into the National Honor Society in a solemn
ceremony May 5 in the theater.
Chairman Russ Midkiff opened the program by giv-
ing the background of the MVHS chapter. The names of
new members were then read. While the students were
escorted onstage. their parents. who were waiting back-
stage. were escorted to seats.
Other speakers were Brian Cassell. vice chairman:
Barb Mater, emblem: Doug Daniels. torch: Helen
Perry, scholarship: Marilyn Albright. leadership: Denny
Mack. character: Dave Treleaven, service: and Susan
Righl: Doug Daniels gives a speech on the symbolism of the torch.
Mr. Thompson gives last minute suggestions. 1
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The annual awards assembly was held in the high
school theater on May 17th.
Several business people from the community as well
as teachers were on hand to present the more than 25
awards and scholarships.
Seniors Chris Collier and Jeff Betcher emceed the
Top: Co-Emcee Chris Collier. Middle: Gordon
Mapel presents the Edmont Wilson Achievement
Award. Bottom: Myra Wiester presents the Roger
Walton Memorial Award in Chemistry to Cindy
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"We May Never Pass This Way Again" was the theme for
the 1978 MVHS Prom. The Prom was held in the high school
Music was provided by the band Wynwood. Among their
selections were several hits by the Rolling Stones, Rod Stew-
art, Boz Scaggs, the Doobie Brothers, and Seals and Croft.
Senior class advisor and prom chaperone Gary Kost com-
mented, "This was one of the prettiest and best proms that we
have ever had. The band was well accepted by the students
and there seemed to be a good turnout."
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The ll8th Commencement was the first in recent memory to be held otitside. The 368
graduating seniors and their friends and relatives heard graduation addresses by Jeff
Belcher. Kelly Hess Bowman. and Charles Winters Jr.
Rain threatened the entire ceremony. but it only started to sprinkle once and only fora
Chris Collier presented the class gift to Dr. Olsen lSuperintendentJ. The Class of l978
gave Dr. Olsen a check for S500 to be used toward the cost of a scoreboard for the new
l,fm'w' Ltffl: Class President Chris Collier presents the
class gift to Superintendent Dr. David Olsen. Lower
Riiglilx Board Member Guy VanNostrand. Counselor
Burt Hanson. Asst. Principal Blaine Young. Principal
George Perry. Admin. Asst. Marge Miller. Counselor
BobThomson. and Dr. David Olsen.
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Graduation speakers. Riglir: Kelly Hess Bowman. Lmrw
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Carpet and Draperies
Interior Planning Service
301 W. Gambier St.
Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Phone: 392-91 16
Industrial- Commercial - Residential
Wholesale and Retail
UIIULESALE 8 RETAIL
Fireplaces and Wood Burning Stoves
Benjamin Moore Paints
N MANUFACTURERS Martinsburg Rd.
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425 Columbus Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Phone: 397-I l35
Farm and Light
MANUFACTURER OF RECIPROCATING NATURAL
ARIEL CORPORATION in the INDUSTRIAL PARK
Pond Tire Shop
Recapping New and used tires Au-I'0m01'ive supply
Mt. Vernon. Ohio
103 W, Gambier Phone: 392-5I I6 309 south Mulberry Street
Mount Vernon. Ohio
Osrrander Chevroler, Inc.
SAVINGS 8: LOAN
High and Gay
Cars. trucks and leasing
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Harold Hafsfine Pea body Galion Co.
SALES SERVICE Manufacturer of hydrolic lift gates, farm hoists and
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Town. Ohio Utica. Ohio ML Vernon Industrial
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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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'Phonez 694-50ll Phone' 392 3851
I Congratulations 1978
Medical Arls Pharmacy
855 Coshocton Ave.
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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306 W. Gambier
Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Worleys Men's Sfore
HART-SCHAFFNER 81 MARX -- PALM BEACH SUITS
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for providing tuxedos to the Senior escorts. These tuxedos were provided at no cost to
the student. Thank
uarry Chapel Bicycle Shop, Gambier Cozy Restaurant
r. and Mrs. David Olsen Beckleyas Sohio
iuy Van Nostrand Cheryl's Flowers
'odd and Mary Elliott The City Tire Shop
'Villiam R. Shriver Heaton Appliance Inc.
Georges Carryout Bee Line Service
flid-Ohio Suzuki Thompson,s Pastry Shop
flinnie and Wilfred Everett Wayne Cash Feed Store
Dixie Studio Knox Co. Vision Care Center
'he Watch Shop Lawrence C. Lewis Associates
I. W. Cleaves Tire Co. Dr. Robert H. Mayer Associates
Dalrymple Electric Co. Anonymous
life. . .
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you wlth all thejoy and
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From the Employees of
Cooper Energy Servxces
COOPER ENERGY SERVICES
The 1978 Forum Staff would like to thank the Mount Vernon News for some of the pic-
tures used on pgs. 148, 149, 150. 151, 153, 158, 160, 162, 164, and 165. The Jacket Journal
provided some of the pictures used on pgs. 132, 133. 212, and 213. Guy Lipp's Photogra-
phers provided the group shots on pgs. 136, 138, 140. 141, 142, 144, 145, 146, 148, 151, 152,
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ln closing the l978 Forum. we. the co-editors. take a sigh of relief and a breath of happiness.
Making this year's book possible were the following people to whom we would like to extend our personal apprecia-
tion: Mrs. Mary Elliott and Mr. Bill Shriver. advisors: Mr. Wes Mirick. representative from Taylor Publishing Com-
pany: John Payne. business manager: and the entire staff. especially Deb Spearman. David Chadwick and Sally Wal-
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We sincerely hope that this book will be enjoyed and hold many memories for you. as it will for everyone who was
involved in placing this book in your hands.
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