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Page 16 text:
en years ago, 68 teachers set out
to make Mountain View the best
school in the nation. With dedica-
tion and commitment, 41 of these staff
members have stayed on to achieve
On September 30 - October 2,
1985, Principal James Curlett and Eng-
lish teacher David Bacon traveled to
Washington, D.C., to be honored by
President Ronald Reagan. They were
presented with a red, white and blue
flag stating "Excellence in Education"
to bring back to Mountain View. This
award was given to only 281 schools in
the nation to honor outstanding secon-
dary schools. Other such prestigious
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awards have also been earned by the
Mountain View family.
ln Omni magazine, Mountain View
was listed as one of 12 outstanding
schools in the nation. Also, for the past
seven years, Mountain View has had
the best attendance record in Mesa.
To receive such awards, much work
and commitment was needed from a
dedicated staff. The original 41 staff
members have shown their ability in
providing excellence in education.
The 1986 edition of -La Vista is dedi-
cated to the original staff members in
thanks for making these years "A Dec-
ade of Excellence."
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Gather 'round - Ceramics instructor Tom Guest
demonstrates the techniques of creative pottery
to a group of his sixth hour class members. '
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What a pair - Counselors Joe Diai and Bob Mill-
er hide behind Homecoming invitations and show
that even grown-ups can have a good time.
Open it up! - At a going away lunch party, senior
Jennie Smith watches blind student Kim Tim-
mons open her presents.
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Experienced coach - Varsity football coach
Jesse Parker prepares to introduce the 1985
team to the student body.
Watch closely - Fitting the pieces together, art
teacher Burdell Moody shows Jennifer Sunding
how to construct a frame.
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Original 41 staff members, Front Row: Ronald
Lax, Dale Charles, Joe Diaz, Wayne Gautreau,
Richard Hawkins, Sandra Bouley, Richard Sag-
gio, Esther McDonald, Donna O'Haverg Row 2:
David Bacon, Bruce Kunde, Richard Rader, Curtis
Brown, Carol Kish, Betty Northey, Mary Lou Ga-
lindog Flow 3: Vernon "Lucky" Baldwin, Reed
Robinson, Jean Shields, Bobby Davidson, Ann
Fagan, Amy Hull, Frank Deveauxg Row 4: Shirley
Meade, Richard Griffin, Jesse Parker, Burdell
Moody, Lou Kish, Jack Snow, Louis Dodez,
James Curlett. Not pictured: Gordon Anderson,
Ken Brackney, Tom Guest, Mike Jackson, AI
Jaeckel, Joe Lloyd, Chris Peterson, Norman Shill,
Wayne Slade, Wayne Vala.
What, another ten years? - Principal James
Curlett reminisces over the last ten years and
looks forward to the next.
What's a hypotenuse? - Math teacher Gordon
Anderson instructs Dawn Dye in some of the finer
points of geometry.
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