Myers Park High School - Mustang Yearbook (Charlotte, NC)

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pPf$$Ip£ s3 PUBLIC LIBRARY of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County 0 Cn ixjL l (? U ' ’ 196s Myers Park High School Charlotte, North Carolina Volume 17 JTe Proudly Dedicate The 1968 MUSTANG Spending time and energy helping students beyond what is expected, she has added her personal touch to Myers Park. She is never too busy to listen to a student’s problems, offer words of advice, or give the words of encour¬ agement which often mean the differ¬ ence between success or failure. As if making history a vital, interesting sub¬ ject is not enough, she supports all school activities. In addition to her work for three years with The Senior Mrs. Sawyer helps to calm stage fright backstage with a cheery face before musical productions. Mama makes her contribution to the theatrical performances by supervising the make-up crew. Dressed as a Marine Sergeant Mama Sawyer displays the extent of her theatrical talents. Mrs. Sawyer, a rare person, understands and helps all students. Time is no factor, she is always willing to listen. 2 To Mrs. Florence Sawyer, Our Mama Class, she has assisted with the musi¬ cals and with Senior Class plays. Be¬ hind a gruff exterior there is a sympa¬ thetic, warm individual. Although she often threatens to “tear someone limb from limb”, we know that her sincere interest in all students shows her love for us. Two thousand students call her “Mama” and return her love by dedi¬ cating the 1968 MUSTANG to our Mama, Mrs. Florence Sawyer. Grading a history paper with Columbus discovering America in 1942 tends to make Mama Sawyer loose her patience. Completely disgusted with the senior class’s drowsiness at graduation practice. Mama Sawyer looks for condolence from other faculty members helping with graduation. Wk A 3 Myers Park Offers the Opportunity to Serve the Community, to Seek Knowledge, and to Share Friendships The opening of a new school year marks the commencement of Fall and school is officially underway with the green and white game. Sophomores, confronted with the many opportuni¬ ties at Myers Park, realize to excel is to reach out and take what they are offered. Wei -CDme 5 The Wide Scope of Interests and High Academic Standards The joy of winning and the agony of defeat elicit unity; the combination of strength and knowledge make a team invincible. The goal of excelling set so earnestly this Fall seems to have been pushed aside for extra-curricular activ¬ ities. 6 Provides Preparation for Life in Our Complex Society Filler d ’ ' ■ V 7 Enthusiastic Students Excel with True Mustang Spirit in 8 Specific Areas of Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship The first snowfall announces the arriv¬ al of Winter and the basketball season. Juniors are unde r pressure to make their grades for college and for the first time are participating in College Entrance Examinations and National Merit Tests. The Christmas dance is in the final stages of planning and Ju¬ niors decide on a theme for Junior- Senior. 9 MP A ffords to Each Individual an Aura of Belonging The Winter Season is drawn to a close with snow changing to rain, Myers Park at the state basketball confer¬ ence, wrestlers winning the state match, and students preparing for semester exams. The reaccrediting program reached its peak with profes¬ sors visiting Myers Park to find not only excellent academic standards and facilities but honor and good citizen¬ ship. 10 { 19 §§ e fto You ? uTTckeT 11 12 Student Life 15 Horner A wards 20 Faculty 23 Sophomore Class 33 Organizations 47 Clubs 55 Sports 61 Soccer 61 Cross Country 63 Football 64 The trees are in their autumn beauty. The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky .... William B. Yeats 13 Senior Hi-Y’ers Gary Babcock and Steve Graham create a new Myers Park tradition in the painting of “the rock.” During the year it is not unusual to see the rock painted a different color by a rival school. Spirit of Being a What is Fall 1967? Companionship, solitude, exuberance, nostalgia, con¬ centration, relaxation, confusion moods as ever-changing as the seasons. Each new day brings a familiarity with sights, sounds, and the buoyant spirit that composes Mustangland. The rush is on. Spirit, like a contagious disease, is transmitted from one stu¬ dent to another during Fall Orienta¬ tion. This mania spurs the individual to eagerly cheer at football games on crisp September nights. Each pep rally, game, and assembly add to the fire of the student’s enthusiasm. It is all part of the Fall fervor: balloons float¬ ing high to raise spirits after a lost foot¬ ball game; service clubs vying with one another to prove their dedication to Myers Park; academically orientated clubs striving for intellectual insight into special fields. This new beginning brings great ex¬ pectations to the Sophomore, a renew¬ ed sense of pride for the Junior, and a The first sight one sees on entering the stadium is an enthusiastic Welcome to Mustangland. A contagious feeling of exuberance is transmitted to anyone who wishes to become involved. Mr. Peel, one of the twenty-four new teachers this year, listens attentively to the comments of his German class. 14 Mustang Exudes All Phases of M.P. feeling of responsibility and superiority to the mighty Senior. Nevertheless, many scenes remain the same for all classes—tag football dur¬ ing lunch and socializing in the seldom deserted student lounge. Senior girls challenge sophomore and Junior girls to an exuberant game of “red rover”. The boys serve as the attentive specta¬ tors. On cool days, groups of students strum their guitars on the lawn, re¬ creating the mood the upperclassmen know so well. “Come to the Cabaret!” There is no better way to meet the wide variety of talent at Myers Park. The Show Biz Revue ’67 glitters with new talent, new ideas, fresh jokes, and much fun. This year every Mustang feels a part of the show whether as a spectator or as a chorus girl. The talent show gives a student an opportunity to visualize the future reservoir of leadership from which the school will draw. With her captivating voice Junior Betsy Powers adds her name to the lengthy list of talented students. Beth Loonan, Amy Yopp, Anita Stonecipher, Marcia Martin, Kathy Shatley, and Rita Heanie entertain by enticing the audience to “Come to the Cabaret” 15 Bar-BQ, Homecoming Weekends Spark Myers Park thrives on purposeful ac¬ tivity. With a common concern for the During PTA Back-to-School-Night, Mrs. Sawyer orients parents on the history course she teaches. school s welfare, students and parents co-ordinate their efforts to make the school year a success. The tall PTA “Back-to-School Night” introduces the parents to their children’s sched¬ ules and teachers in order to create a healthy atmosphere for communica¬ tion. With such communication much can be achieved during a year regard¬ less of the endeavor. For example, the barbeque must be considered a tre¬ mendous success for the PTA and the student body. Club members devote after-school hours wrapping eating utensils while their parents organize a day of eating and entertainment. Such co-operation adds to understanding between the generations. Enthusiasm, whether for studies or football team, is generated by people who are more interested in developing an esprit de corps than in a mere victory. Clubs are taking it upon themselves to boost Myers Parks spirit by presenting original skits with em¬ phasis on sportsmanship. By involving many people, these skits stimulate anticipation for the coming event. Straw hats and short dresses flash the “Roaring Twenties” theme for Home¬ coming. During half-time a raccoon coat is the perfect award for the new Homecoming Queen. By the end of the evening all can see that the “Buga- loo” and “Funky” have taken then- places as this generation’s mode of dancing. “Be Happy” shouts the Barbecue’s theme. The Noblemen, one of several hit groups, presents some real “soul” music by which to eat barbecue. The Barbecue is the PTA’s one tiring, yet enjoyable, money-making project Early morning sunlight brightens the horizons of learning for Calvin Gregory. Hi-Y Club members Gary Babcock and Eddie Moore stage a boxing match at a pep rally, suggesting the fight ahead between the Mustangs and the Green Waves. 16 Autumn Activities He-Woman Greg Currie endorses M.P. This pep rally is before a game with the traditional rival, Garinger. The Student Council has worked diligently to better relations among the various high schools. Carol Baucom (right) talks with other students government leaders at a tea given by the Public Relations Committee. dany new fashion crazes are hitting cam pus. Jebbie Hugget is caught up with the spirit. She is ■een wearing the short dress, textured stockings, aid high boots typical of the new fads. Homecoming Weekend is the highlight of the football season. Each class elects attendants for the Queen, selected by the football team. Pictured are Junior Attendant Baxter Hutcheson, Senior Attendant Anita Stonecipher, Queen Libbie Andrews, Senior Attendant Rita Heanie, and Sophomore Attendant Cathy Surratt. Randy Land, Jim Stallings, Sally Cates, and Duff Goforth are enjoying the Homecoming Dance featuring the Chevelles. Sally and Duff blend into the background of the “Roaring Twenties.” After Adjusting to Routine, M.P. Students As the school year progresses into its third month, our campus is witnessing a gradual transition from the chaos of orientation into the familiar reflective mood of Autumn. Myers Park and its students are assuming a quieter air as the real business of school becomes apparent. Mid-term exams have a so¬ bering effect on classes which have been in session for nearly a quarter. Yet one does not forget that Myers Park aims at educating the whole person. Not only is scholarship stres¬ sed, but also creativity in our minds and bodies is essential in developing a sensitive human being. A subtle, yet noticeable, change is occurring on the campus. Late Autumn is a reflection of the gradual maturing of both the student and the individual. R.U.R. reveals a world of the future This year monograms are appearing on nearly every article of clothing. Sweaters, skirts, blouses, and even boys’ pants are being given an identity. Chris Blucher and John Sadoff show their symbols of identification. During the lunch period Maria Guillet tries to concentrate in the Student Lounge on incomplete homework. Seniors are given the privilege of using the Student Lounge during the three lunch periods. Some study; others consider it just a place to relax. 18 Release Efforts for Supporting School with unfeeling robots. The Senior Class Play is a superb chance to see such a world depicted by actor-students who grasp the scope of universal inertness. The Drama Department has the most comprehensive range of any of its kind. This range can be witnessed by seeing the Spoon River Anthology , presented by talented drama appren¬ tices. Thanksgiving has arrived. Traditional¬ ly, the Senior Class selects one girl to represent the School in the Carrousel celebration. This year, Joy Cox is Myers Park’s Carrousel Princess, hon¬ ored at the Carrousel Ball and Parade. i jpui • Jr Stephanie Mann, Troy Alexander, and Steve Shar- man stop a few moments to talk. The Senior Class has selected lovely Joy Cox to represent Myers Park at the annual Carrousel celebration. i [ 1 The Senior Class play, R.U.R., delves into the possibilities of a robot-controlled world. The initials R.U.R. stand for Rossen’s Universal Robots. Gerald Colbert pleads with robots Bruce Howe and Leslie Fox after chaos has reigned. The Distributive Education classroom door entreats everyone who passes to become an active participant of the Distributive Education program. Peaches Archie’s performance grips the student body in the Drama Department’s production of Edgar Lee Master’s “Spoon River Anthology.” r Libbie Andrews Steve Austin LIBBIE ANDREWS Class Officer . . . Head Varsity Cheerleader . . . Jr. Marshal. . . Libbie was selected to be the D.A.R. Good Citizen . . . Honor Society . . . Ambassa¬ dors . . . Homecoming Queen. GARY BABCOCK Hi-Y . . . Key Club . . . Tennis . . . Gary has been an effective Chairman of the Interclub Council while serving as Student Council Vice-President . . . Monogram . . . Homeroom Officer . . . Dance Com¬ mittee . . . Election Committee. WARD BURSLEY Homeroom Officer . . . Key Club . . . Cross Coun¬ try . . . German Club . . . Ward received the disting¬ uished honor of an appointment to West Point. . Honor Society . . . National Merit. . . Letter of Commendation. Lane Carson Irene Belk Ward Bursley Gary Babcock STEVE AUSTIN Homeroom Officer . . . Jr.-Sr. Committee Chair¬ man . . . Honor Society ... Jr. Marshal. . . The Interact Club profited with Steve serving as Presi¬ dent . . . Cross Country . . . Track. IRENE BELK Chairman of Hall of Fame Committee . . . School Spirit Committee . . . Lettergirl. . . Irene has been selected to be Miss Myers Park . . . French Club . . Ambassadors . . Wild Acres Representative . . . Show Biz Revue. LANE CARSON Homeroom Officer. . . Dance Committee . . . School Spirit Committee . . . J.V. Cheerleader and Millie Mustang . . . Because of Lane’s enthusiasm as a cheerleader, M.P. spirit has profited . . . Ambassa¬ dors . . . French Club. Ken Coe 20 Horner Awards Recognize Exceptional Seniors Honored for Devoted Service Each year outstanding members of the Senior Class are honored with the Horner Award for their exceptional achievements and invaluable service to the school. Those selected display high standards in leadership, scholar¬ ship, service, dependability, and char¬ acter. The number of students varies each year, but the qualifications re¬ main the same. The Horner Awards were established in 1962 in honor of Dr. Jack Horner, principal of Myers Park from 1955 to 1960. By means of the invaluable time and effort that they have contributed, these students have helped to better Myers Park. Without these leaders Myers Park would suffer not only from the loss of their service, but also from the loss of the example set for other students. Whether excelling in athletics, student government, art, music, or simple diligent effort for the school, the Horner Awardees have proven throughout their three years at Myers Park that participation brings enjoyment and fulfillment. Herb Gale KEN COE Homeroom Officer . . . J.V. and Varsity Wrest¬ ling . . . Monogram Club . . . Serving as President, Ken has led the Key Club ... Jr. Marshal. . . Honor Society Vice-President . . . Morehead Scho¬ lar. JEFF HINKLE Homeroom Officer . . . School Spirit and Publicity Committees. . . Jeff strove for a united school as Student Council President. . . Hi-Y . . . Key Club. ROBERT LIPSCOMB Homeroom Officer . . . Hi-Y . . . Key Club . . . Robert received the distinguished Civitan Citizen¬ ship Award . . . Honor Society . . . Spanish NHS ... Jr. Marshal. . . Danforth Award . . . Har¬ vard Book Award. Nick Homey HERBIE GALE Homeroom President... National Forensic League . . . Interact . . . Herbie served as Co- Chairman of the Foreign Exchange Committee . . . Cross Country . . . Track... Sr. Class Chair¬ man . . . Honor Society. NICK HORNEY Honor Society . . . Boys’ State . . . Dance and Welcoming Committees ... As Chairman of the Publicity Committee, Nick worked for better school communication . . . Interact Vice- President . . . Monogram Club . . . Hi-Y. david McLaughlin Homeroom President. . . Interact . . . Hi-Y ... In¬ ternational Relations . . . David served diligently as Chairman of the House and Grounds Commit¬ tee . . . Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman . . . Track. Robert Lipscomb Jeff Hinkle David McLaughlin 21 Johanna Powers Ellen Roberts Fitzhugh Stout Buddy Thomason Scott Vemer JOHANNA POWERS Honor Society Secretary . . . Chief Jr. Marshal. . . CESP Exchange Student... As Ambassador P resi¬ dent Hanna endeavored to serve school and com¬ munity ... Sr. Class Chairman. FITZHUGH STOUT House and Grounds Committee Chairman. . . Sophomore and Junior Class President . . . Fitzhugh was Senior Class Vice-President. . . Hi-Y . . . Inter¬ act . . . Wrestling. SCOTT VERNER Honor Society President . . . Chief Jr. Marshal . . . French NHS . . . Interact... As a drama enthusiast Scott appeared in such productions as R.U.R. and Brigadoon . . . Thespians. MARSHALL YOUNG Publicity Committee Chairman . . . Homeroom Officer . . . French Club . . . Marshall served as Senior Class Secretary . . . Ambassador Vice-Presi¬ dent . . . Honor Society ... Jr. Marshal. Kitty Wilkinson ELLEN ROBERTS Sophomore and Junior Class Treasurer . . . Millie Mustang and Cheerleader . . . Ellen was an ex¬ change student to Chile . . . Ambassadors . . Hon¬ or Society . . . French NHS. BUDDY THOMASON Key Club . Hi-Y . . Choir . . . Chorus . . . Buddy adeptly led the Senior Class as President . . . Jr.-Sr. Chairman Mr. Myers Park . . . Homeroom Offi¬ cer. KITTY WILKINSON Student Opinion Committee Chairman . . . Dance Committee . . . Homeroom Officer. . . This year Kitty was Chairman of School Spirit Commit¬ tee .. . J.V. Cheerleader . . . French Club. Marshall Young 22 Dr. Laird W. Lewis Dr. William Self Principal Superintendent Myers Park Receives Re-Accreditation Hopes for a successful school year were realized through the excellent coordination of the administration staff at Myers Park. Dr. Lewis worked diligently to develop better communi¬ cation and understanding between fac¬ ulty and students. This year, Myers Park underwent a Re-accredition Survey. In preparation for the final evaluation which was held in April, all departments con¬ ducted a thorough self-evaluation of all phases of the school curriculum. All teachers worked long hours after classes ended to make sure that their departments met the required stan¬ dards. The re-evaluation was con¬ ducted by a team of educators from high schools and colleges all over the state who observed classes in all de¬ partments at Myers Park. Through the cooperation of students and faculty, the inspection was successfully com¬ pleted. Mr. Johnny H. Lee Assistant Principal Mr. William Oliver Assistant Principal 23 Mr. Ernest Feimster Counselor Mr. Raymond Rorie Counselor Miss Patsy Sifford Counselor Counselors , Staff, PTA Provide Valuable Service to MP Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stothart PTA Presidents Mrs. Ethel Clary Bookkeeper Miss Ann McClintock Secretary Mrs. Helen Kemper Library Secretary Mrs. T. Christy Mathews Dietitian Faculty Fosters Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship Baker Barber Bennett Miss Martha C. Akers Randolph Macon UNC-CH Spanish III. IV Advisor: Spanish Club Mr. Stuart B. Allen Emory Henry UNC-CH Physical Education. Athletic Director Coach: Football, Track Mr. Wayne II. Ayers Appalachian State History Coach: Basketball, Baseball Miss Evelyn Baker Winthrop Duke English, Senior Literature, Advanced Placement. SAT Mr. R. Dean Barber Western Carolina Art 1. II, HI Mrs. D. C. Bennett Limestone English 11 Advisor: Red Cross Blackwell Booth Bost Mr. John E. Blackwell Johnson C. Smith Columbia English 10 Advisor: Key Club Mr. Vernon E. Booth Western Carolina Industrial Arts Miss Su anne G. Bost Wake Forest History Advisor Varsity Cheerleaders Bridges Brosius Browne Mr. Glen R. Bridges Algebra 1,11 Advisor Chess Club Mrs. luiura L. Brosius Western Carolina l NC -CH Geometry, Senior Math Mr. G. Leslie Browne Lenoir Rhyne UNC-CH Duke History, Journalism Advisor Mustang. Student C ouru il Chairman: SACSS I valuation 25 Campbell Carmichael Clark Cloaninger ) Casstevens Coble Cohan Coleman Cox Elliott Elmore Faircloth Cronstedt Devereux Wfr -x VJ . Faculty Mr. Floyd 0. Campbell Appalachian State English, Reading Advisor: Junior Hi-Y Coach: Soccer Miss Jean R. Carmichael Erskine - Appalachian State — Syracuse Chemistry Advisor: Sophomore Class Mrs. Barbara T. Casstevens Wake Forest - Duke History Mr. Ray S. Clark Lenoir Rhyne Graphics Advisor: VICA Mr. William G. Cloaninger Western Carolina Business Law, Physical Education Advisor: Key Club Coach: Cross Country, Tennis Mr. Bobbie J. Coble Mars Hill - Peabody Senior Math, Algebra-Trig., Algebra II Fletcher Fulcher 26 Good Gravely Grossman Guffy Harrison Mrs. Elizabeth C. Cohan Greensboro UNC-CH Algebra 1, General Math Miss Donnelle Coleman Winthrop English 10 Advisor: Future Teachers Mrs. Catharine D. Cox University of Richmond French IV, V Advisor: French Club Mr. Carl G. N. Cronstedt Columbia School of Music Choir, Music Theory Advisor: Choir, Glee Club, Madrigals. Modern Music Masters Mrs. Susie Devereux Queens English 10 Mrs. Doris W. Elliott Erskine Biology Advisor: Sophomore Y-Teens Mr. Thomas F. Elmore Elon English, Drama Advisor: Limelighters, National Thespian Society Mr. Ronald A. Faircloth UNC-CH Physical Education, Driver Education Coach: Football, Track Mrs. Edna G. Fletcher Coker - UNC-CH Biology Mr. Charles S. Fulcher V P 1 UNC-CH Physics Advisor: Great Books Mrs. Carolyn P. Good UNC-C11 History Advisor: Ambassadors Mrs. Margaret M. Gravely Duke University French 11 Advisor: French Clubs Mrs. Dorothy W. Grossman Peace Spanish II, Ill Advisor: Varsity Cheerleaders Miss Mary Ellen Gufty UNC-G French II, 111 Miss Jane E. Harrison Randolph Macon - University of Indiana Shorthand, Typing, Office Practice Advisor. Pen Pushers Mr. James P. Hart UNC-CH D E II, Marketing Advisor: DECA Mr. James A. Hartman Appalachian State Peabody History Advisor: Monogram Club Coach: Basketball, Golf Mr. Frank N. Harton UNC-CH 1 C TI, II Advisor: V1CA Miss Mary Hazel Hatchette Berea - UNC-CH English 12 Mrs. Elizabeth G. Hinson University of Michigan English 11 Advisor: Keyettes Hart Hartman Harton Hatchette Hinson 27 Hutchison lcard Johnson Jones Kiser Link Little French is one of the many electives in the study of foreign languages. Mike Sparks ponders the correct structure of a homework assignment Long Lyerly Macfie McEntire Milner Moore Morris Mims Morrison 28 M. Nelson N. Nelson Nichols Faculty Mrs. I lia Mae Morris Western Carolina U T Data Processing, Typing Mrs. Sarah S. Morrison UNC-G Geometry, General Math Advisor: Math Club Mrs. Martha G. Nelson Converse Queens Biology Advisor: JV Cheerleaders Miss Louise E. Hutchison Winthrop Mathematics Mrs. Edith S. Long Queens - Winthrop SAT 10, World Literature Advisor: Honor Society Miss Nina Nelson University of Minnesota Columbia English 11 Advisor: Future Teachers Mr. Jimmy W. Icard Wake Forest - Furman History Advisor: Junior Class Mrs. Janey C. Lyerly UNC-G Home Economics, Family Relations Advisor: FHA Mr. Eric M. Nichols Davidson English 11 Advisor: Interact Coach: Wrestling Mrs. Virginia Johnson Winthrop English 12 Mr. Thad A. Jones Appalachian State History Mr. John Kiser Central Wesleyan Appalachian State English 12 Advisor: Mustang Mr. Malcolm Eugene Link UNC-CH Driver Education Advisor: Monogram Club Coach: Football, Swimming Mr. Willie L. Little Johnson C. Smith Driver Education Miss Mary Elizabeth Macfie Winthrop USC Biology, Physical Education Mr. Russell H. McEntire Appalachian State French 111 Advisor: Engineers Club Mrs. Marion H. Milner Brenau C D E 1, Fashion Merchandising Advisor: DECA Mr. Spencer R. Mims Eastern Carolina Illinois Orchestra, Brigadoon Miss Winnie D. Moore UNC-G UNC-CH Biology Mr. Donald Niver Buffalo State T C Driver Education Mr. Joseph W. Peel Davidson German. Spanish Advisor: Interact, German Club Coach: Football. Wrestling Miss Jean Phifer Winthrop UNC-CH Peabody Librarian Mrs. Maria Lusia Albo de Pittaluga Exchange Teacher, Uruguay Spanish 1, 11 Advisor: Spanish Club Mrs. Mona Potter Ripon Speech, Current History Advisor: Forensics Coach: Debate Team Niver Peel Phifer Pittaluga Potter 29 Faculty Mr. Augustus B. Purcell UNC-CH Physical Education Coach: Football Miss Lillian B. Rogers Duke French 1 Advisor: Red Cross Mrs. Elizabeth S. Rotan High Point UNC-CH Physical Education Advisor: Girls’ Athletic Association Miss Sara E. Russel) Charlotte Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Health Occupations Advisor: Mustang Medics, V1CA Mrs. Sue Sams Western Carolina Geometry, General Math Advisor: Keyettes Mrs. Florence H. Sawyer Salem History, Economics Advisor: Senior Class Mrs. Gladys W. Scott Duke Psychology Advisor: Exchange Student Program Miss Audrey Mae Sidden Appalachian State Librarian Advisor: Audio Visual Operators Mr. Jack H. Sink Lenior Rhyne UNC-CH Driver Education Advisor: Senior Hi-Y Coach: Football, Baseball Mr. Richard W. Sizer High Point English 11, Journalism Advisor: MyerSpark Mrs. Betty T. Thomas Florida State - Appalachian State Algebra I, II, Algebra II with Trig. Advisor: Senior Y-teens Miss Sarah L. Smith Duke Physical Education Advisor: Girls’ Athletic Association Miss Jean G. Whitaker UNC-G History Advisor: Ambassadors, Social Studies Miss Ethel J. Whitley Mrs. Evelyn S. Stanton UNC-G Winthrop - UNC-G Math Analysis, Algebra-Trig. English 12 Advisor: Poetry Society, Pegasus Miss Evangeline Stewart Wake Forest UNC-CH Bookkeeping, Typing Mrs. Virginia P. Sutherland Manchester College - Scarritt Psychology, Intermediate Science, Biology Advisor: N F L, A F S Mr. William Henry Williams Appalachian State Algebra II, General Math Mrs. LaVeme G. Wood Livingstone English 10 Mrs. Irene L. Wright Agnes Scott Latin I, II, 111, IV Advisor: Latin Club Mrs. Bernice H. Taylor Chemistry Advisor: Lettergirls Mrs . Virginia Wright Meredith - UNC-CH English 12 Russell Sams Sawyer Scott Sidden 30 Smith Sink r TC J Stanton Stewart Sutherland Taylor Thomas One of Myers Park’s unique features is its spacious campus. Mr. Barber’s art classes often sketch here in the fall and spring. Whitaker Whitley Williams Wood I. Wright V. Wright - - M 31 F 2 Physical Education offers opportunity to partici¬ pate in group as well as individual effort. Maurice Todd shows fellow classmates his project in Industrial Arts, an elective course. Miss Nina Nelson, who taught junior American literature classes, retired this year from Myers Park. Varied Curriculum Enhances ME Two approaches to investigate learning are shown here: the use of resource material and experimentation. Miss Baker tells her third period class where they can find Mr. Browne — if they want him. 32 Q Hit il Allen Mayfield President I PS? Suzanne Clontz Vice President Mark Fellars Secretary Ambitious Officers Represent Entire Sophomore Class The Sophomore Class entered Myers Park in September full of anxiety and ambition. They were welcomed by an Orientation Assembly given by the Senior Class and Dr. Lewis. Different clubs, by having teas, gave the new stu¬ dents a chance to meet classmates as well as upperclassmen. After discovering the many opportuni¬ ties in clubs and activities, the Sopho¬ mores began to participate in the fields of their interests. Junior Varsity cheerleaders led the spectators to en¬ courage many victories from the J.V. teams. The DAT tests, administered in the fall, were good experience before the two-hour exams in January. Soph¬ omores attended most of the dances and helped to complete teh Home¬ coming and Christmas courts. As the year progressed, the students elected officers to lead the class through the rest of the remaining months. Most Sophomores obtained their Driver’s Licenses, but not without some dis¬ appointments, and very exciting mo¬ ments. On the whole, the entire Soph¬ omore year proved to be a very exciting one, giving the Youngest Class an idea of what future years at Myers Park have in store for them. Marcia Hill Treasurer hM C 33 A. Tom Acosta Douglas F. Adams Michael P. Agresta Charles W. Akers, Jr. Boyd A. Albritton James P. Alexander, Jr. Ralph H. Alexander W. Jeffrey Alien Gary W. Ammons E. Delane Amon M. Patricia Amon Janet H. Andrews Susan Arrendell Thomas J. Ashcraft P. Niell Austin, Jr. Patricia A. Austin F. Tye Babb C. Edward Babst John K. Bailey Phyllis D. Bailey Dianna K. Baker Rita C. Baker Martha E. Ballard William C. Barnes Orientation Assembly Describes Clubs, Organizations, and Josephine Earnhardt expresses disbelief as Susan Trice explains that the Gymnasium is almost a quarter of a mile from Biology. Timothy W. Barrier John D. Bassett Gary C. Baucom David R. Baumgardner Christine A. Baxter Deborah S. Baynard Marsha D. Beam Meredith R. Beasley Jon B. Bennett James H. Benton J. Lorenza Benton Elizabeth R. Berger Melanie R. Berson Douglas H. Bethune Bradford D. Biggers 34 G. Daniel Biggers David M. Binnick John N. Black Kenneth A. Black Robert E. Blake Rebecca A. Blanton M. Ellen Blythe Melissa A. Boebel James K. Booker Conrad B. Bookout, Jr. G. Carole Bordsen Elizabeth L. Boyce David H. Boyd Johnny B. Boyd James R. Boyles David L. Brewer Raymond F. Bridges Raymond L. Brietz David C. Brittain Anne S. Brockwell Clyde H. Brooks, Jr. E. Kendall Brooks Janet L. Brooks Robert J. Broome Activities That Myers Park Offers Interested Sophomores Deborah E. Browder Beny M. Brown Carolyn E. Brown Donnie J. Brown, Jr. Peter R. Brown William L. Brown Dorothy R. Browning Joan R. Bryant L. Melissa Bryant M. Sharon Bryant Gary D. Buchanan Sandra D. Buchanan William H. Burch Leland D. Burge Julia H. Burgess Sophomore Betsy Phillips and Mary Byrd, members of the Girls’ Glee Club, rehearse before a p erformance. 35 The halls provide a place of solitude for sophomore Libby Lineberger who gets in a moment of study during her lunch period. James R. Bursley Bradley L. Burtner Connally C. Bush Samuel M. Butler, III Mary L. Byrd Merrily N. Byrnes Earnest W. Byrum Clement Caddell, III Jerry Caldwell Michael C. Caldwell William C. Campbell, Ill Dinah L. Caraway Julia A. Carney Abigail P. Carson Laurence M. Casey Thomas G. Cass Anxious Sophomores Experience First Two-Hour Exams Lynn H. Cassels Judy L. Cathey Kevin D. Cauble Janine C. Charles James F. Cherry Eddie Chin Melvin A. Clanton Joseph N. Clark Nancy L. Clark J. Wright Clarkson David R. Clinard Suzanne Clontz Gerald A. Cloud Willie C. Clybum eanne C. Cochrane James C. Cocke James R. Coker Marcus H. Collier, Jr. C. Lynn Collins Stephen L. Collins David W. Colson W. Carnochan Comer, 111 S. Dianne Conder Dona L. Conner John R. Conner Annette M. Cook James L. Copeland Robert E. Cornwell Basil J. Coston William S. Coxe Francis E. Crawford, 111 M. Carol Crawford 36 Sophomores Learn to Park Through Driver’s Ed Course Pauletta Crawford Reggie L. Cribb John O. Crowell G. Thomas Cruttenden Amanda J. Culler Rhonda F. Culp James C. Cunningham John Cunningham Thomas E. Cunningham, III Mabel H. Dail Eugene L. Daniel, III Walter F. Daniel, Jr. Demetris C. Darden Nancy A. Darling N. Elaine Darwin Cynthia A. Davidson George D. Davidson, HI John E. Davis Kathryn E. Davis Vicki L. Davis Yolanda Davis Harry W. Day, III Tula A. Demas Pamela D. Dennis John H. DeRamus Jane C. Detwiler Joan P. Diamaduros Vivian N. Diamaduros John S. Dietrich Faye E. Dixon Karl F. Dixon, Jr. W. Joyce Dixon Robert V. Donaldson Robert C. Donnan John P. Dorrier, Jr. Trudy G. Doster John M. Douglas, Jr. James E. Dow Connie P. Dunaway Shuford G. Dunaway Julia R. Dunlap Estelle S. Dyer Josephine Earnhardt Anne R. Edwards James E. Edwards Hugh M. Efird Justin H. Eller Martha R. Eller Timothy S. Ellison Susan L. Elrod Sharon C. Embrey Charles C. Erwin, Jr. George B. Evans, III Jane A. haircloth Bruce L. Fant Barney R. Fasnacht J. Hunter Faulkner Mark G. Fellers J. Melinda Felts P. Lynn Fleming Rebekah E. Flowers Gail M. Flynn Laurie A. Ford C. Lynn Foreman 37 Alien L. Foster Curtis L. Fourier Deborah H. Franklin Donna D. Friesen Becky A. Fulton S. Lynne Gaddy Amy W. Gadsden Charles L. Galloway David G. Gardner Kathryn K. Garmon Pendely C. Garrett Ann E. Garrison Eugene Gary Thomas W. Gathings Deborah A. Gatlin Kathern E. Gatlin Anthony W. Gibson Richard K. Gibson Terry L. Gibson Dorthea S. Gilbert Gary M. Gilbert Sheldon W. Goforth Jacob B. Golden, Jr. Olan R. Goodnight, Jr. Sophomores Obtain Valuable Background in Mathematics Geometry projects, which are mandatory for the completion of the course, require students to put their theorems and postulates into practical use. David L. Goodwin John D. Gordon Robert W. Gotherman Richard L. Graham Linda L. Grain John J. Greagan Ellen J. Greear Ashley P. Green Robin P. Green Charles J. Greer, Jr. Calvin Gregory J. Lawrence Gregory Debra Griffith Eloise M. Griffith Helen L. Griffith 38 Pamela Griffith Gaye L. Guerrant T. Diane Gunn Kelly A. Gwin Katherine R. Hadden Delia K. Hafner Caroline K. Hall Philip R. Hall Shirley E. Ham Martha L. Hamrick M. Ann Hanbury Robert H. Hand Fredrick D. Hardee John W. Harding, Jr. Debby L. Hargett Averill C. Harkey Laura A. Harmon Lonnie Harris Paul B. Harrison Katherine S. Hartman Ann S. Haslam David C. Hasty Ellen H. Heath Billy W. Hefner Biology, Raymond E. Helms Caroline N. Henderson Sally L. Henderson Christopher S. Hensley Rosemary T. Heptig John E. Herrin Gloria J. Hicklin E. Gayle Hicks Teena G. Hicks B. Ann Hilderman Marcia C. Hill F. Amelia Hinson M. Carolyn Hogan Jana A. Hollifield Daniel R. Holman or Chemistry, Essential for a Further Education Sophomore Jimmy Alexander takes over Miss Moore’s biology class as he explains the different stages of meiosis to the students. 39 Outstanding Sophomores are Rewarded for Their Merit by Phillip C. Holt Yates L. Honey, Jr. Susan E. Hough Gwendolyn Hunt Patricia A. Hunter Mark S. Hurst Deborah A. Hutson E. Ivey Jackson Lynn C. Jaffe Glenngray James Brigitte S. Jankaus Clyde H. Jarrett Robert E. Jayson David W. Jeffries Susan E. Jennings Ashley H. Jermaan Ann V. Johnson Katherine J. Johnson Margaret G. Johnson M. Phillip Johnson Janet E. Johnston Jeffrey M. Johnston W. Oliver Johnston, Jr. Calie L. Jones Elizabeth H. Jones Frances G. Jones Robert R. Jones W. Pike Jones Howard S. Jordan Dana C. Kane Robert S. Keleman Arthur Kelly Howard D. Key Caroline M. King Clifford D. Kirk R. Christopher Kirk Thomas R. Kirkpatrick Johnny C. Kleto Marilyn M. Kramer William C. Kumerow Linda L. Lacy William J. Laine, Jr. M. Catherine Lambeth Edward J. Lancaster, HI William S. Lander, 111 Margaret F. Lane James F. Laseter, 111 Willie J. Leary 40 Gaining Membership Into One of the Four Service Clubs Bruce A. Leatherwood Arthur E. Ledbetter Stephen M. Ledford David E. Lee Frank W. Leitner John R. Lenfestey William R. Lenfesty Marc A. Levin Mitchell S. Lewin Elizabeth G. Lineberger Nancy H. Linnemeier H. Lewis Lobdell, Jr. Curtis F. Long S. Randolph Long Allyson L. Lorick F. Sadler Love M. Camille Lowe Katherine A. Lucas T. Taylor Lucas Lynn D. MacDougall Rebecca F. McAden R. Wayne McBrayer C. Franklin McCall Gerald H. McCauley Maureen S. McCauley Cynthia J. McClellan Ben W. McCoy, Jr. Joseph B. McCoy Ill M. Jackson McCoy Nancy J. McDonald Tony L. McElveen C. Shovine McGinnis, J Elliott R. McKinnon H. Brent McKnight Marilyn E. McLean H. Douglas McNeil Richie C. McNeil Deborah A. McQuaid Ernest W. Machen, 111 Mona F. Maddox M. Susan Madison Tena Magher Rudolph F. Mansel Bobby D. Marion Keith C. Marshall Betsy C. Martin 41 Big Brothers and Sisters Instruct Sophomore Homerooms; Charles T. Martin Hoyle H. Martin, Jr. Sally H. Martin Jacquelyn A. Masatti Pamela A. Massey W. Stephan Mathis, Jr. A. Hunter May Bryon R. May Carolyn C. May H. Elmon May Lorann R. May Alan McGill Mayfield Andrew O. Medlin Barbara A. Meeks Martha J. Mickle Mary T. Mikell Lindsay A. Miles Andrew A. Miller Carl R. Miller, Jr. Jennifer W. Miller Karen S. Millman C. Edward Monday, Jr. Anne D. Montgomery Kathy J. Moore Rebecca M. Moore Susan Moore Deborah A. Morgan Paul F. Moritz John W. Morrow, III Glenn A. Mortensen Caroline J. Motley M. Carole Moussalli David L. Mueller William C. Mullis Angela L. Murdock Sharon L. Murray Cynthia L. Muse Thomas A. Nabers Ernest J. Nachman Susan W. Neal Brendan J. Neilson Margaret A. Nock Catherine L. Nunn Michael S. O’Donoghue Sharon R. O’Donoghue Margaret M. Olwell Raymond E. Osborne Richard E. Osborne Deena L. Outwater Maria C. Paek Ann N. Parker Karen S. Parker Sheila E. Partridge Deborah G. Payne Cora B. Pearson Walton S. Peery Jane E. M. Perrin James M. Perry Jane S. Pettus Ronnie D. Pettus T. Mark Pfaff James S. Phelps Betty M. Phillips Deborah A. Pickens 42 Presidents Represent Youngest Class in Student Council Edmund Pickup, Jr. Harral O. Pierce M. Susan Pilgrim Maria Pitsikoulis Gary S. Plavidal Daniel E. Polk Dennis M. Pondo Barbara A. Porter Gail E. Porter Alfred E. Poston Steve C. Pourlos Kathryn A. Powell Donald W. Powers Todd M. Powers Michael R. Pratt Patricia A. Price Martha H. Priester F. Gregory Proctor Pier L. Propz R. Gerald Qualls William T. Raby Bette M. Rausch Jerry L. Redfem Mark A. Reed Sandra J. Register W. David Renfro David B. Renfroe Henry H. Reynolds Linda C. Reynolds Marilyn E. Rice A. Diane Richardson John A. Richardson David A. Robbins Kathleen A. Robbins Carla Roberts Carol Roberts Elizabeth A. Roberts Jeffry C. Roberts Leta A. Roberts Bernadine Robinson Homeroom Presidents: (Front Row) Bill Mullis, Kathy Shatley, Callie Jones, John Scott; (Second Row) Brad Biggers, Robert Donnan, Chuck Galloway, Averill Harkey, Hank Wasker, Wyndham Shaw; (Third Row) Clem Caddell, Mark Collier, Tommy Sykes, Phil Holt, and Lewis Lobdell. 43 ' ft Tom K. Robinson Mary L. Rollings Michael H. Ross E. Susan Ruff Beverly A. Russell Linda S. Sanders N. Mode Sanders Margaret L. Saunders Leslie A. Scarborough M. Ellen Schnerr Michael E. Schreiber John P. Scott Marguerit W. Sewell Clyde Shankle Patricia E. Sharman N. Kathryn Shatley Roberta J. Shaw Wyndham T. Shaw E. Timothy Sheppard M. Grier Sherard, III Elizabeth B. Sherman W. Daniel Shirah Hoyt W. Shore, Jr. Jack N. Shuman, Jr. Sophomores Participate in Activities Primarily Devoted to Jane L. Sibley Inez O. Sifford Evom G. Sims Steve E. Sinnicks Elizabeth A. Sito B. Kenyon Skaggs Marshall M. Sloan Nancy J. Slocum Margaret M. Smart Claude K. Smith Crystal D. Smith Eric B. Smith Graham F. Smith Patricia M. Snelling R. Jack Sopher 44 Mildred C. Speir Edwin N. Spencer Pamela E. Spicer Margaret A. Spigener David A. Spolender Anne Sprinkle Scott L. Sprouse George J. Stathopoulos Tony S. Steele Kathy A. Stegall Sarah L. Stenhouse Janet F. Stephens Pamela A. Sterling James W. Stewart, III Latane J. Stewart Robert M. Stout Bruce H. Stribling Cathy H. Surratt Mary R. Sutton Carol M. Swayngim Jody R. Swords Thomas H. Sykes, III Terry A. Tate Catherine E. Taylor Upperclassmen, Proving Unity R. Steven Taylor C. Edward Teeter, Jr. M. Carole Tharp James C. Thomas Darcy W. Thompson D. Denise Thompson L. Diane Thompson Wayne T. Thrailkill Michael F. Thrift Della A. Timanus Phyllis E. Tippett Lester C. Todd, III Martha G. Tonissen Joseph W. Totherow Margaret M. Treacy is the Key to MP’s Success Participating in varsity baseball will give Brad Biggers experience on the pitcher’s mound in his Junior and Senior years. 45 First Year Passes Slowly, but June 8 Finally Arrives Barbara A. Trimble Katherine A. Tucker T. Randall Turner Victoria E. Turner William M. Turner, Jr. Louise G. Upchurch Connie J. Urban Charles J. Vaden A. Geralo Vance D. Dale Van Every Mclver L. Vann, Jr. Deanna L. Varney Gloria M. Vickers Judith C. Walker Bonnie L. Wall Joyce A. Wallace Henry B. Wansker Robert C. Warren Robert L. Weathers, Jr. Marcia M. Weisiger Marjorie K. Weisiger Elaine C. Weisman W. Larry Welch Barbara 0. White Celia J. White D. Bruce White Hugh E. White, Jr. Nancy E. White Wendy H. White Curtis R. Wilder, III Carroll D. Williams Pamela L. Williams Robert S. Williams Sara N. Williamson Allison R. Willis Carla M. Wilson Katheryn B. Wilson Jeannie E. Wisdom Robert Withers, Jr. Stuart L. Wolf M. Susan Wood Charlotte L. Woodruff Steven H. Woolf Richard N. Wrenn, Jr. Christine Yarbrough Herman R. Yoos, III Alice M. Yopp Charlene V. Young Gus D. Zaharopoulos Linda E. Zeigler 46 Officers of the Myers Park Student Council are: Treasurer, Bill Wilkerson; Secretary, Carol Baucom: Presi¬ dent, Jeff Hinkle; Vice President, Gary Babcock. Council Officers Inject Original Ideas to Motivate Entire Student Body In support of their hottest candidate these “firemen” demonstrate one of many gimmicks used during the elections. 47 Mustangs Choose the Student Council Committee That Tombstones, one of the Publicity Committees’ projects, represent the spirit of Myers Park students, and the strong desire to “kill” the opposition during football season. Leadership on the Student Council Committees is the key to success, and this year Myers Park is fortunate enough to have excellent leaders. Co- chairmen for the Dance Committee are Carol Woods, Anne McLaughlin, and Lewis Hawkins. For the first time in several years, Myers Park had five big dances: Homecoming, a Christmas Dance, Valentine’s Dance, the always popular Sadie-Hawkins, and the Junior- Senior Prom. The Publicity Committee is led by Margaret Townsley and Nick Horney. The purpose of the committee is to create spirit and enthusiasm for all events. Laurens Willard paints one of many spirit signs seen around campus for the Publicity Commit¬ tee. Participating in football intramurals is only the exciting part of the Intramural Committee. Many hours are spent compiling a schedule for homerooms to compete within the classes, and homeroom champions from each class to compete. Dance Committee co-chairmen Carol Woods, The high point during the football season is the Homecoming Game; Dr. Lewis sports a hip ’coon-skin coat to Lewis Hawkins, and Anne McLaughlin plan for complete the Roaring 20’s background, theme of the Homecoming weekend, many enjoyable evenings. 48 Requires Their Creativeness, Talents The Myers Park Student Council Of¬ ficers, Jeff Hinkle, Gary Babcock. Bill Wilkerson, and Carol Baucom, made a special effort to inject original ideas into the program for the year. Mr. Browne proved to be an excellent advisor, capable of turning the ideas into reality. Hie annual Barbecue fell under the direction of the Student Council, as well as plans for Myers Park’s first Carnival, held in the Spring. Any voting concerning the study body was arranged by the Election Commit¬ tee. Co-Chairmen Molly Culp and Anne Earnhardt worked in each elec¬ tion, making, distributing, and tabu¬ lating the ballots. All class office elections were directed by the com¬ mittee. The Student Council election is an¬ other large project for the committee, involving an assembly, speeches, cam¬ paigns, and enjoyable skits by the candidates. The Handbook-Scrapbook Committee was led by Laura Graham and Betsy Bolen, and advised by Mr. Mac! ntire. The first project, and possibly the most important project, was the distribution of handbooks to Sophomores and new students. Information about functions, activities, the constitution, rules and regulations were compiled, printed and distributed during the first week of school. David Mel aughlin and lloppy Hliot set a good example, ax co-chairmen of the House and (irounds Committee. Molly Culp and Anne I arnhardt, co-chairmen of the Election Committee, wail for (iary Babcock’s decision. Co-chairmen of the II and txiok -Sc rap book Commit tec, Laura (iraham and Betsy Bolen, look wer their work. Jeff Hinkle, President of the Student Council, with (iary Babcock. Vice-President, Bill Milkerson. I rea.surcr, and Carol Baucom, Secretary, lead a discussion of students in the auditorium. 49 Joy Cox Monica Daniel Beth Squires Baxter Hutchison Cheerleaders Promote Good Sportsmanship and Friendly Libby Andrews, Head Ellen Roberts As representatives of Myers Park, the Varsity Cheerleaders stimulated by head Libby An¬ drews, and the Junior Varsity Cheerleaders, inspired by head Beth Jones, carry a great responsibility. Mrs. Grossman and Miss Bost, the advisors for the cheerleaders, boosted the moral of the girls when Mustang Spirit seemed to slacken. In addition to being good ambassadors, these girls must also set a good example for students at Myers Park. The spirit of the entire school depends upon the degree of enthusiasm of the cheerleaders. They promote good sportsmanship and friendly competition at all home athletic events by buying drinks for the visiting cheerleaders. The duty of a cheerleader goes far beyond the task of cheering at athletic events. She must attend cheering practice every Monday afternoon and help teach the techniques of cheering to other girls aspiring to become cheerleaders during Spring try-outs. Weekly practice was held to learn new cheers as well Pam Bayne Lane Carson Anita Stonecipher Sally Helms, Alternate 50 Sophomore cheerleaders enthusiastically take the opportunity to stimulate true Mustang spirit during the half time at a rousing Junior Varsity basketball game. Competition, Rousing Mustang Spirit as practice tile old ones. The cheerleaders tried something entirely different this year, soul” cheers which were continually heard around Myers Park’s campus. The cheerleaders planned all pep rallies, for out-of-town events, which were held throughout the year. They helped advance the slogan “Nothing To It But To Do It” by selling buttons bearing this motto. They also sponsored a car decorating contest for one of the big football games. Myers Park Stu¬ dents parked their decorated cars in the SC parking lot and the cheerleaders acted as judges during the three lunch periods. The owner of the most originally decorated car was given two free tickets to Park Center. The efforts made by the cheerleaders were rewarded this year by the arrival of new uniforms, which were provided by Myers Park’s Athletic Department. The girls were proud of their new uniforms, but not so proud as Myers Park is of them, for they are the foundation of Myers Park’s School Spir¬ it. JV Cheerleaders take a break in weekly practice where they strive to become a unified and co-ordi¬ nated group. Betsy Martin, Cathy Surratt, Jennifer Miller, Libby Lineberger, Carol Tharpe, Jane Pettus, Beth Jones, Pam Williams, Margaret Spigener. Ruth Huneycutt, Alternate JV Cheerleaders assisted the Varsity Cheerleaders in promoting true Mustang spirit at all varsity sports. 51 Talents Manifested Through Concerts Mr. Mims directs the orchestra during class, where the students learn new and varied pieces. Once again under the fine directorship of Mr. Mims, the orchestra had a very successful year. They not only enter¬ tained the Myers Park Student Body at Christmas time, but also in the Spring. At the Spring Assembly Mary Catherine Rendleman, the concert mistress, displayed her dedicated dis¬ tinctive talent through a solo. It seem¬ ed that these two assemblies tended to open the eyes of Myers Park Students to the fact that the school has an outstanding orchestra. The activities of the orchestra seemed to double this Winter. Several members of the orchestra at¬ tended the All-State Orchestra held in Greensboro in January. Later the orchestra performed for all the Char¬ lotte Area Junior High School Orches¬ tras, with a separate assembly given for Sedgefield Junior High School. The entire orchestra went to Greens¬ boro to attend the State Orchestra Festival for rating. Myers Park’s Or¬ chestra was rated superior. “Brigadoon” was aided in its success by the orchestra. The many hours that the orchestra spent working toward this success truly proved beneficial. The Myers Park Orchestra demonstrates its distinctive talent at a school concert Many long hours were Students desiring to become All-State Orchestra spent practicing to obtain the precision and timing the orchestra acquired. Members practice numerous hours after school. MP Students look on as the orchestra practices selections from the musical “Brigadoon”. The orchestra practices selections they are going to play for the Charlotte Area Junior High School Assembly. Following this assembly the orchestra must prepare for the concert for Sedgefield. 52 Majorettes, Lettergirls, and Band Perform Varied Shows Mr. MacGrew started drilling the band, majorettes, and lettergirls two weeks before school started. Practice during and after school developed the precision and excellence displayed by the marching band at half-time shows. The majorettes had performances ranging from Halloween witches to Roaring Twenty flappers. The letter¬ girls used pom pons for the first time and paraded as a twenty-four legged Mustang at MP’s first pep rally. The degree of enthusiasm in the band was certainly doubled with encouragement given by Mr. MacGrew. Myers Park’s Majorettes are: Rita Haene, Becky Rollins, Beth Loonan, Marsha Martin, Head; Amy Yopp, Rhonda Seegal, Gail Bishop. The Band gave one assembly this year to prove Myers Park’s Lettergirls: Joanie McNeil, Irene Belk, Troy Alexander, Chris Blucher, Linda Curry, Kathy they have not only the talent to march, but also to Huey, Susan Arrington, Head; Holly Kimball, Cathy Metzger, Sally Flemming. give a concert. Myers Park’s Marching Band practices during and after school to obtain the timing and precision necessary to perform the half-time shows. MP Choral Groups Rated Excellent Superior at District, State Contests The trained voice groups at Myers Park are divided into the Choir, Cho¬ rus, Boys’ Glee Club, Girls’ Glee Club, and the Madrigals. Each group is under the direction of the capable music di¬ rector, Mr. Carl Cronstedt. Sopho¬ mores, juniors, or seniors are eligible to apply for these five groups. Performing for the student body, each singing division participated in the Christmas assembly. The traditionally robed choir took part in the candle procession. Singing the “Seven Last Words” in the Easter assembly, the choir possessed a touching quality. Continuing their tradition at gradua¬ tion, the choir sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as the seniors reminisced their high school years. The Madrigals is a select group of sixteen M.P. students who have shown excellence in singing. Selected from the choir members by Mr. Cronstedt, this group is very well-known and popular with the students. Invited to perform at Chapel Hill, their outstand¬ ing abilities once again brought them a successful performance. Serving the school to the best of their ability, the vocal groups often partici¬ pated in choral workshops to improve their talent. These workshops have resulted in the quality of perfor¬ mances given by the music groups. Bill Lindeman sings a solo as the choir is content to just listen. The choir fully robed performs for the Memorial Services held in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King. This service was conducted by Mr. Rory. Mr. MacGrew directs the Girls’ Choir at Ovens Auditorium where they received a rating of excel¬ lent Choir Officers: Pam Pillsbury, Beth Stickley, Brue Schoonmaker, and OUie Shannon. Bill Wilkerson performs a solo at one of the choir’s many assemblies. 54 Myers Park Clubs Unite to Promote Projects to Make Our School Better No one can ignore the time of year while trying to grasp the moods of a student body. Each season has a sub¬ tle yet far reaching effect on a school, because the season affect us as individ¬ uals. Fall moves adeptly in creating an atmosphere of productivity, unity, and learning. This is reflected in all our school activities especially in the formation of the clubs with an auto¬ matic coherance. A coherance that moves from student to student passing with it the need to identify. Fall is the “remembering time” of year. It is a time when one thinks of the past and future in the same instance. Some¬ times Fall seems to be a melancholy and nostalgic time for those who dream of things that might have been. However, the briskness of Fall contin¬ ually demands considering the urgen¬ cy and importance of the moment. Such a demand demands activity which in turn activates progress. And Myers Park is certainly progressing. Three months. Companionship, soli¬ tude, exuberance, nostalgia, concen¬ tration, relaxation - moods as ever changing as the seasons. This is Fall 1967 . As one of their service projects for this year, V1CA sponsored a car wash. Mike Hefner, an active member, does his share of the work as Jane Nassey waits for her car. Mary Burton Wheeler portrays Phyllis Dillar at the Cleve Stowe, president of Engineers, leads his club fall induction of NHS as Tom Markham observes in a beautification project the skit 55 Betsy Powers takes part in a skit to entertain sophomore girls at the new girls tea sponsored by Ambassadors. The welcoming tea was held in the student lounge last fall. 1st ROW: Naumoff, McNeal, Knight, Stroupe, Kimball, S. Graham, Andrews, Stothart, Westwood. 2nd ROW: Seegai, M. Johnson, Cushman, Treas. Johnston, Bolen, Walton, Morrison, L. Graham. 3rd ROW: Rendleman, Townsley, Sec. S. Johnson, Squires, Roberts, J. Graham, McLaughlin, Sgt. at Arms Rollins, Earnhardt 4th ROW: Fleming, Vice-Pres. Young, Whitesides, Ridenhour, Nachman, B. Powers, Carson, Wheeler, Riesco. 5th ROW: Metzger, Hutcheson, Teat Baucom, Pres. J. Powers, Blackwood, Huey, Stonecipher, Steele. Ambassadors and Keyettes Honor Girls at Welcoming Tea The Keyette Club is a service group sponsored by the local Kiwanis. It was formed two years ago as the second girls’ service club. The Motto of the Keyettes is “To Build.” These two words symbolize the building of a better world through scholarship and citizenship. The main project of the Keyettes is the Sunshine Day Nursery, where twice a week the girls help care for children whose parents work. The Girls Ambassador Civinettes Club has served Myers Park in many ways. Their yearly activities include bowling with the mentally retarded children, pushing the cheer cart at Memorial Hospital, taking a group from Thomp¬ son’s Orphanage on an outing, helping at the Rehabilitation Center and giv¬ ing a “New Girls Tea.” They upheld their motto “Duty makes us do things well, love makes us do them beautiful¬ ly.” Pam Patton and Chris Blucher decorate for the New Girls Tea. Keyettes presented skits followed by refreshments. Sue George serves at the Keyette tea honoring the sophomore and junior girls who were selected as semi-finalists for membership. The tea was held in the new cafeteria. 1st ROW: Sec. C. Harkey, Pres. Parker, Sgt. at Arms Huggett, Treas. Jones, Vice-Pres. Blucher, Chaplain Patton. 2nd ROW: S. Kennedy, Crowell, L. Harkey, Beyer, Culp, P. Wilson, Broadway, G. Kennedy, Davidson. 3rd ROW: Spencer, Potter, Repetto, Fox, Mann, Crilly, Kenyon, Daniel. 4th ROW: Hinson, Martin, Miles, Timanus, Kimbrel, Dunning, J. Wilson, George, Booth, Sams. 56 A successful year for Girls Athletic Association became a reality through the capable leadership of President Susanna Spencer, Secretary Francis Culp, and Point Recorder Linda Kirby. Susanna Spencer discusses with girls, who are interested in membership, the point system used by Girls Athletic Association and other qualifica¬ tions required for membership. Joan Grahan lent a helping hand to a new inductee who bobbed for onions. Libby Minnis watched with a firm remembrance of her former induction, a traditional event GAA Offers Girls Good Sportsmanship as Well as Fun Members of GAA participate in a game of volley¬ ball. Old members must meet the required points to remain a member of the club. Mrs. Rotan and Miss Smith, the advisors for GAA, rest for a minute as they watch the induction games with disbelief. The Girls Athletic Association offered ten different sports to any girl wishing to participate. To meet the desires of all interested students, some athletics required vigorous activity, while oth¬ ers required little energy. To obtain points any girl could take part in most club activities, but one must have had a minimum of thirty points to become a member. First semester, six new members were inducted. In October, all interested girls folded boxes and napkins at the Bar-B-Que sponsored by the PTA. Programs at football games were sold and members served at the Winter Sports Banquet. April 25 th, many girls participated in the Charlotte track meet. The Myers Park girls entering in this event were com¬ peting against all other high school girls in Mecklenburg County. The new members of GAA try to get cleaned up after their induction. Old members enjoy the induction ceremony more the second time. Susanna Spencer and Betty Harris reveal by the expression on their faces that the memories of their induction are similar to those of the new inductees. Good sportsmanship is one of the main goals that GAA strives for and the new members prove they are true sportsmen through their good nature. 57 Monogram and Engineers Stress Leadership and Learning Engineers Club has not only provided an interesting program for its mem¬ bers, it has also sponsored projects to benefit the school. The Engineers held a major clean-up project this fall. They cleaned the parking lots, pulled stray grass, and trimmed the shub- bery. Local representatives for such firms as Celanese and Bell Telephone visited the meetings and conducted discussions. The Monogram Club encourages good sportsmanship and school spirit a- mong athletes, students, and faculty, and promotes service in the improve¬ ment of inter-school relationships. Monogram helped make the PTA’s Bar-B-Que a great success. The mem¬ bers directed traffic and delivered the Bar-B-Que. Regular duties included raising and lowering the flag plus printing and selling booster tags. Don Dietrich and Skip Bennett, while on tour with the Engineers Club, pause for a moment to buy a few things in a near by store. The club helps its members plan a future in some phase of engineer¬ ing. The officers of Engineers Club, Sergeant at Arms Vaden Blackwood, President Cleve Stowe, Secretary Skip Bennett and Treasurer Gary Davis, worked together and had a very successful year. Under the supervision of Mr. McEntire more field trips were planned this year than ever before and speakers associated with engineering addressed the club. As President of the Monogram Club, George 1st ROW: Pres. Wilson, Sec. Taylor, Treas. Moore. 2nd ROW: McLaughlin, Pride, Erexson, Phillips, Holden, Wilson’s duties include the raising and lowering of Allen, Turner. 3rd ROW: Wagner, Tate, Whitesides, Edwards, VanPelt Hawes, Homey. 4th ROW: Willard, the flag each day before and after school. This is Godwin, Davis, Beaver, Anders, Babcock, Rehm, Pierce, one of the many ways the club serves its school. 58 Hi-Y and Y-Teens Aid MP through Junior Y-Teens collected food for a needy family on Thanksgiving and gave a Christmas party for children at the YWCA. Since YWCA sponsors the club, members participated in a car wash to raise money for the organiza¬ tion. At Christmas, Senior Y-Teens gave a party at Amy James Nursery and in February a tea for the faculty was given. In April the girls cleaned out the parking lots. Senior Hi-Y is nationally and locally affiliated with the YMCA. The club was organized for Christian fellowship through service projects in school and community. Members made football and baseball scoreboards so sports- fans could follow the games that were played. Senior Hi-Y maintained the green rock in front of the school and members purchased mirrors and instal¬ led them in the men’s restrooms. The officers for Senior Hi-Y are: Chaplain Tim Beaver, Sergeant at Arms Ed Moore, Vice President Terch Whitesides, Treasurer John Casanova, President Steve Graham, and Secretary David McLaughlin. Last year our Hi-Y placed the large green rock in the front of the school so this year one of their main projects was the maintenance of this rock. Officers of the Senior Y-Teens are: President Emily Blackwood, Vice President Evaline Marshall, Trea¬ surer Peggy Crowell. Y-Teens offers girls new and lasting friendships and they take pride in working together. Officers of Junior Y-Teens are: President Elaine Whitesides, Vice President Betsy Bolen, and Secre¬ tary Tricia Booth. Junior Y-Teens serve the school and community through Christian fellowship. Service Projects. Gary Babcock patiently makes repairs to MP’s rock. The up keep this year became quite expen¬ sive for Senior Hi-Y since the rock constantly changed colors. Susan Teat, a member of Junior-Y-Teens, washes one of the blackboards in the Math Building. The cleaning of the Math Department was the main fall project of Junior Y-Teens. 59 Latin Club members get ready to go to Raleigh for a convention. They are Mary Glenn Altvater, Bobby Stem, Mike Burton, Bill Ranson, Ann Laseter, Emily Seldon, and Junie Reeves. The Modem Music Masters Club officers are Treasurer Ellen Apperson, President Mary Cathe¬ rine Rendleman, Secretary Susan Foster, and Vice President Bill Wilkerson. The officers of the Latin Club are Vice President Bo Morehead, Secretary Cecily Hines, and Presi¬ dent Bill Ranson. Latin Club members assisted in the annual Bar-B-Que. MP is Recognized through Latin Club Awards, Other Honor Organizations ensemble, band, orchestral and choral performances. Modern Music Masters is one of the few chapters of the national organization that has com¬ bined music with school service and their accomplishments have brought honor to Myers Park. Honor Society inducted five per cent of the Junior and Senior classes at Myers Park each semester. After first semester, the top ten per cent of the Senior class was inducted at a voluntary assembly. The Latin Club fared well in competi¬ tion this year. An exhibit by the club took first place at the North Carolina State Fair. At the Junior Classical League State Convention in Chapel Hill, the Latin Club won awards in history, word derivatives, and mythol¬ ogy. Qualifications for induction in Modern Music Masters requires at least one semester of a music course. The purpose of the club is to foster a greater and continued interest in solo, Modem Music Masters have their annual banquet This honorary organization has brought many honors to Myers Park. Carl Whitaker, President of the National Honor Society during first semester, conducts the fall induction ceremony. Jane Dunning, the lead singer, performs like a professional actress during her pantomine skit for the honor society induction. Only the top five per cent of the junior and senior classes were inducted in the fall. fiWSiX! 60 Soccer Gains Popularity, Emerging as Year’s Successful New Varsity Sport Soccer was a brand-new varsity sport at Myers Park this year and surprised many people about many things. Stu¬ dents discovered quickly that it was an excellent spectator sport, more interesting and more brutal to watch than football. The team itself, just born last year in intramurals, was a surprisingly excellent one that practi¬ cally devoured all competition. The team and spectators were an ex¬ tremely spirited bunch who took up the feeling about Soccer that only foreigners were known to possess. David Woodall poses beautifully during a lax moment The team, led by devoted members like David Woodall and many others, gained publicity over the intercom and with posters. Once they got the people to watch the first time, there was no need for any additional effort. Word got out and the team gained a large group of very loyal followers, even at away games. Under the fine direction of conscientious Coach Campbell, the team produced and turned in an exceptional season. Soc¬ cer could probably be considered the biggest success of any new sport ever at Myers Park. Junior Bobby Allison boots one in complete solitude. t 61 Players’ Individual Efforts Merge to Produce Unified Team Stokes Van Pelt (66) and Kline McGee set up defense. High school Soccer is moving rela¬ tively slow, as Charlotte—Mecklenburg is the only system in North Carolina with a full Soccer season. Interest is growing however, and Soccer should be recognized in the ranks with other major varsity sports in a few years. There were many highlights during the year. A 2-2 decision win by East manufactured a feeling of revenge which resulted in a 3-1 victory over East on their own home field with their own student referees. The first night Soccer game in Charlotte was played against Christian under the lights in our stadium. A technicality over an uncalled penalty kick in State qualifications ended the year. Personalities made the team what it was. Steve Pourlos, a little Greek hotbox, was most valuable amd most consistent as a sophomore. He was a terror to all when hiding behind his larger teammates. Henly was a calm and quiet type, but high scorer regard¬ less. John Bayne was a tough fullback with lots of wind, unlike David Wood- all. Woodall wasn’t the man to try to score through when he had his breath. Harris lasted well as running was inconvenient within the goalie’s box. In place of physical lung pain he experienced mental anguish with Woodall’s moods and disposition. Stokes Van Pelt was valuable for consistency and overall steady play. Johnny Bayne (55) heads-up against Country Day as Phil Catania (76) watches. " .ji, ■ ' ■ t 2 - - - Jubilance is displayed in the faces of Catania and Fletcher after a Henly goal. 1967 Soccer: FRONT ROW: Coppedge, McCoy, Webb, Davis, Henly, Pourlos, Harris, Lancaster, Collins, Baesel, Davis, Plavidol. SECOND ROW: Miller, Watts, Mickle, Martin, Brown, Stroupe, Woodall, Lane, Catania, Piscatelli, Fletcher, Bayne. THIRD ROW: McGee, Matthews, Campbell, Blackwood, Allison, Van THE SEASON Pelt, McClain, Culpepper, Boyd, Bennix, Parker, and Mandrapelius. M.P 3 5 3 3 Opponent Christian 4 Country Day 1 Independence 1 South 2 East 2 •t 1 ■•■“.ntry Day 5 , ■ vuth 3 tian 3 independence 1 62 Todd and Davis laughlingly pull out ahead of serious Squirrel Allen and others. Senior David McLaughlin strains every well-tuned muscle in meet at Independence. Team with Depth, MP Harriers Take State Championship A tremendous amount of talent, depth, and determination prevailed in shaping the strongest cross-country team in the history of Myers Park, trounced all high school competition, three times with the perfect score of fifteen. Every meet excepting the Davidson Frosh provided at least four team competitors, but none could match the endurance and ability of Myers Park. Junior Gary Allen led the pack most of the year, with seniors David Todd, Lanny Davis, Mike Cald¬ well, and George Wilson providing the pressuring type of competition neces¬ sary in building a superior team. Ju¬ niors Cornell Pride and Les Brown rounded out the nucleus of the team normally responsible for scoring, as in Cross Country only the top five from each school are figured into the scoring. The Harriers’ schedule included six regular season meets, Gary Allen cap¬ turing first out of the first four. The team’s only defeat was dealt by Har¬ grave, a Virginia military school, who overcame all opposition. Two easy victories followed before David Todd came up from behind to win the Conference and lead Myers Park to the title. The Sectional Title also fell to the Harriers with Cornell Pride first. At State Lanny Davis captured fourth, with Pride, Allen, Todd, and Caldwell placing seventh, thirteenth, fourteenth, and sixteenth respectively. George Wilson also placed well as the Mustangs took their second State Championship. Terrific inter-squad competition spelled success through¬ out the season, making it doubtful that such power will ever be seen again at Myers Park. THE SEASON (Low Score Wins) M.P. Nearest Opponent 23 East 78 15 West 55 15 North 68 17 West 63 15 Davidson Frosh 40 21 South 68 Wake Forest Invitational Varsity—Second Place J.V.—First Place Conference—First Place Sectionals—First Place State—First Place 1967 Cross Country: FRONT ROW: Brown, Austin, Anderson, Pride, CaldwelL, McLaughlin, Caldwell, Allen, Brown. SECOND ROW: Burwell, Clontz, Kent, AtweU. King, Huffman, Gale, Davis, Todd, Wilson, Erickson, Pettus, and Sparrow. Photogenic George Wilson, Les Brown, and Steve Austin leave competition behind. 63 Undaunted Unity and Spirit Survive Disappointing Season Veteran Duff Goforth doubles back around right end. End Terch Whitesides reaches for Tommy Land aerial. Quarterback Tom Land punts the team out of the hole. THE SEASON M.P. Opponent 7 South 15 20 North 47 13 Garinger 33 27 Olympic 0 21 Second Ward 6 13 Ashley 27 26 Harding 14 7 East 20 Rocky Mount 20 West 14 Junior starter Tommy Land (3) sets up to pass as offensive linemen Bill Tate (42), Rob Couick (83), and Laurens Willard (67) give excellent protection. 64 Determination Highlights Grid Program The 1968 Varsity squad began a rela¬ tively unsuccessful year with a signifi¬ cant disadvantage. The boys had a tremendous reputation to live up to as Myers Park tradition brought on ex¬ pectations of another powerhouse. A team cannot be best year after year, though people expect it to be, and this year’s team was not. The team compiled a disappointing 3-1-6 season, the first losing season a Myers Park football team has experi¬ enced in many years. A number of these losses were not really indicative of how the games were played, how¬ ever. Bad breaks fell on the Mustangs in many games, and small mistakes led to large disasters. Though the team played well overall in most every game, playing especially fine defense, it appeared that the lucky spark was never ignited. Magnificent drives up to a defender’s goal would be stopped abruptly by a loose ball or similar mishap. There were other reasons for the poor season. Mecklenburg produced many powerhouses this year which added to the destruction of the Mustang image. Powerful North was a top contender for the Sectional title. East and South each had unusually strong teams. Gas¬ tonia Ashley also possessed great tal¬ ent. 1968 was also a year for previous victims of the Mustang to revenge the past. This worked as an advantage for them, as they had nothing to lose and everything to gain. The few victories that did fall to the Steed were sweet ones. One cannot forget the upset over Harding, as Myers Park swept over their favored opponent through determination and terrific spirit of the team and the crowd. Despite a poor season, school spirit emerged at Myers Park during Football season that had never been known. If it was losing that brought about the change, it was well worth it. Small but tough Bill Tate (42) prepares to drag down larger opponent 1968 Varsity Football: FRONT ROW: Withrow, Anderson, Williams, Willard, Beaver, Cassanova, Amon. SECOND ROW: Smith, Hart Goforth, Couick, McClure, Verch, Holden, Goins, Jones. THIRD ROW: Johnson, Pearsall, Phillips, Clark, Blackwelder, Reynolds, Ritch, Ferguson, Maddert Land, Pierce. FOURTH ROW: Mgr. Church, Mgr. Dunaway , Grist Fellers, Perry, Moore, Smith, Whitesides, Tate, and Mgr. Donald. 65 Tom Williams (70), Coleman Smith (53), and Bill Tate (42) prepare to assist halting a mean Garinger Rob Couick (83) breaks through to block Harding advance. punt Tough Line Helps Backfield Maneuver Beautiful form is demonstrated as player is blessed with protection and time. Coach Purcell began forming his team in fear that he would not find as fine an aerial quarterback as previous years. The past’s Jeff Beaver, Rick Arrington, and Neb Hayden were hard to replace. After much soul-searching he placed Tommy Land in the number one spot, who turned in a respectable record. Land was backed up by a fine Sophomore, Mark Fellers. With this year’s experience, the quarterback po¬ sition should be a strong point in next year’s team. Tim Beaver was trained as quarterback, but switched to the line to turn in an outstanding season. The linemen were tough competition for everyone. Fred Amon, at defensive and offensive tackle, packed meat and muscle and played his best after a skirmish with Bill Tate. Rob Couick was always mean and liked to get in on the roughest plays at defensive end. Bill Tate disregarded personal pain on defense and players discov¬ ered quickly he was not one to be taken lightly. Tom Williams was an¬ other mean lineman who earned an East Carolina scholarship for Football and Wrestling. Tom was the team’s luckiest player, always at the right place at the right time for great glory. Tom Land (3) finds room and breaks for pay dirt around the end against Garinger. Sophomore Mark Fellers (12) passes behind tough, grit-teethed Rob Couick. (83). 66 Fine Receivers Credit to Team Effort Laurens Willard played left guard and was a starter all year. He was an experienced hardknocker and was chosen by his teammates as most valuable lineman. David Moore was known to make unbelievable plays at times, and was the finest defensive lineman. Junior David Withrow played center and could always be counted on in tough situations. Ike Smith, a promising sophomore, played offen¬ sive right guard and defensive middle guard. He was quick to catch the opposition’s moves and tried always to be in the middle of the action. Duff Goforth and Terch Whitesides were depended on heavily to be at the receiving end of all aerial plays. The two shared a record for most recep¬ tions in one game. Goforth had all the moves and terrific speed. Whitesides at split end made the All-County team. Dennis Johnson returned many a punt during the year, Pike Jones was counted on for speed, and Bob Goins lived up to his brother’s reputation. Despite the poor record, the team displayed good spirit and much deter¬ mination and was a credit to Myers Park. Tim Hart takes out rusher as Land (3) nips the ball. Sophomore Pike Jones (23) drives fast into end Fred Phillips (82), David Moore (73), and Bill Tate (42) lead an assault on the right flank against Garinger. zone. Ken Perry (85) takes down South player a bit early. Tim Beaver (77), David Moore (73), Bill Tate (42), and Rob Couick (83) demolish a lone opponent unmercifully. 67 Steve Poe (85) fights for running space against North. JV’s Continue Winning Tradition, 1967 Junior Varsity Football: FRONT ROW: Burkhead, Coker, Pettus, Jones, Moody, Polk. SECOND ROW: Todd, London, Wrenn, Roland, Agresta, Campen, White. THIRD ROW: Pfaff, Sykes, Edwards, Gilmore, Johnson, Bertini, Ross. FOURTH ROW: Prather, Brown, Seltzer, Cathey, Timanus, Yoos, Carson, LeBlanc, Lanier. FIFTH ROW: Babs, Poe, White, and Collier. Herman Yoos (80) leaps to block North pass as Howard Segal (82) breaks in from around left end to assist Quick Don Gilmore (41) breaks from opponent’s reach. M.P. 6 THE SEASON Opponent West 7 30 South 7 6 North 0 14 Garinger 0 33 Olympic 0 20 Second Ward 6 0 Ashley 19 15 Harding 0 7 East 20 68 Ken LeBlanc (81) and Bulkhead (22) end an offensive. The 1967-68 J.V. Football team, which ended its season with a 7-3 record, was a credit to the fine direc¬ tion of Coach Allen and his assistants, Coaches Peal and Hartman. From a group of boys which included only twenty sophomores, the coaches developed a fine, unified team. How¬ ever, going into the first game with West Mecklenburg, the team was not yet completely organized. The Ponies led 6-0 up to the last two minutes of the game when West connected with a long pass to score. The extra point was good and the Mustangs fell 7-6. Myers Park came back in the second game against South. Led by quarter¬ back Rick Osborne and halfback John Davis, the Ponies thrashed South 30-7. The third game with North left the Ponies with a 6-0 victory in what was supposed to be their toughest game of the year. The Ponies picked up speed Mike Agresta (23) comes up to assist in a take¬ down. Doug London displays beautiful form against North. and tromped Garinger, Olympic, and Second Ward. Their streak was stopped, however, by Ashley as the Mustangs suffered their worst defeat of the season 19-0. The Ponies bounced back against Harding to win 15-0, but were shut down again by an East team 6-0. This hard-fought game was termed “the best of the year” for the Ponies, although the breaks fell to East. Catholic fell 12-7 to end the season. The team’s 7-3, however good, does not justify the effort put out by Coach Allen and the members of the team. Outstanding performances throughout the season were given by Rick Osborne, center Les Todd and flankers Neil Burkhead and Ken Le Blanc. One statistic does credit to the team, however. The Mustangs out- scored their opponents 136-52 with four shut-out games. Neil Burkhead (22) outmaneuvers an entire North team. Rick Osbome looses a last minute pass in good form. Donnie Gilmore (41) leaves two complete teams behind as Neil Burkhead (22) and Steve Poe (85) follow up. 69 Chalking Up Impressive 7-3 Record 70 Student Life 73 Beauties 74 Junior Class 79 Organizations 95 Clubs 101 Sports 109 Basketball 109 Wrestling 115 Swimming 118 Intramurals 120 Through the hushed air the whitening shower descends, At first thin-wavering; tiil at last the flakes Fall broad and wide and fast, dimming the day with a continual flow . . . James Thompson 71 A Winter snow scene gives the campus a quiet, serene appearance. The absence of usual noise and bustle of activity witnessed on regular school days presents a dramatic and unusual impression of Myers Park. A solitary student is seen walking to English class. The winter months demand time for serious studying although concentration is sometimes difficult for the individual. Most students manage to overcome tire daily grind. Dances Relieve Winter Exam Tensions, Conscientious Mrs. Boston, Mr. Oliver and other faculty members enjoy the Christmas party given by tire Future Homemakers of America. As the first wind blows and the thermometer drops, winter sets in at Myers Park. In the air is the feel of basketball games, snowball fights, and fires in the Student Lounge. The atmoshpere has more hustle and bustle as students change classes, rushing to avoid the cold outdoors. Yet, studies lag and minds become easily irritated from indoor confinement. But what is more exciting than gazing out a class¬ room window and seeing snow softly descend to the ground, knowing sled¬ ding and snowmen are in store? Of course, complications do arise: for example, trudging through slush and snow to take College Boards. Christmas brings intense excitement. Everyone looks forward to collecting food for the less fortunate and erecting the Christmas tree in the Student Lounge. Even decorating for the Christmas dance creates a sense of loyalty and cheerfulness. The months pass slowly. February witnesses a relief from dormancy with the Valentine dance. This year Melin¬ da Finch and Barry Brewer reigned as King and Queen with a court of Sophomore, Junior, and Senior cou¬ ples. As spring draws near, Seniors think of winter as the end of a way of life; Juniors, as a time for renewed scholar¬ ship; and Sophomores think of the many winters to come. People listen and dance as the Interpreters go through their motions at the Christmas Dance. Sally Cates, sponsored by the Engineer’s Club, was crowned Christmas Queen. As Doug Furman speaks, Chris Potter attentively listens and arranges his notes during a Speech Class debate. 72 The Cheveiles put on a show at the Valentine Dance for dancing students. The Student Council sold nickel “hearts” to admirers who wished to send them to admirers who wished to vote for the Court. Melinda Finch and Barry Brewer, who received the most hearts, were Valentine Queen and King. Students Receive National Honors National Merit Finalists: FRONT ROW: G. Davis, D. Dietrich, J. Roberts. SECOND ROW: E. Dwight, L. Rose, N. Black, A. McLaughlin, D. Crawford. THIRD ROW: R. Lipscomb, W. Edmond, B. Ferguson. iSi Bsm 73 74 if 75 c s( a u jo son Miss Jlaxter J futcfieson , Junior Joeautp Miss Jjetsy JlCartin SopAo nore Aeciut 76 enior cfants J 1 uni or Attendant JKiss Gai iy Surra Sopfioinore dUtencfani 77 Mustangs Rewarded for Scholarship, Leadership, Service During the year, certain outstanding students rise above the student body. Therefore, it is appropriate to ac¬ knowledge these leaders for such qual¬ ities as; leadership, scholarship, char¬ acter, and dependability. The National Honor Society inducts fifteen percent of the Senior Class and five percent of the Junior Class each year. The main purpose of this organization is to instill a desire for learning and to reward achievement where merit is due. The Junior English teachers have se¬ lected senior, Robert Lipscomb as the recipient of the Harvard Book Award. Libbie Andrews has been chosen to receive the D.A.R. Award for good citizenship. Every junior girl is eligible for this recognition by a member of the Charlotte Chapter of the Daugh¬ ters of the American Revolution. The University of the South selected Carl Whittaker during his junior year to be the recipient of the Sewanee Award for Excellence. The Senior Class selects a deserving boy and girl who display the special quality of leadership as recipients of the Danforth Award. In February, interested Juniors participate in the National Merit Testing in hopes of possible scholarships. Twelve seniors have been chosen as National Merit Finalists because of their high ranking scores. Letter of Commendation Win¬ ners are those who ranked lower than the finalists but have been com¬ mended for their distinguished scores. These people have received the following honors: FRONT ROW: David and Steve McLaughlin, appointments to the Air Force and Naval Academies, respectively. SECOND ROW: Hallmark Nominee Martha Pennigar; Carl Whittaker, Sewanee Award for Excellence: Hallmark Nominee Margaret Pierce. Libbie Andrews and Robert Lipscomb have been selected as Danforth Award recipients. Libbie also was the DAR Good Citizen. Robert also received the Harvard Book Award and tire Civitan Citizen¬ ship Award. 78 Dickie Corbett President Juniors Demonstrate Versatile Ability with Enthusiasm The Junior Class returned hopefully awaiting a new, more forceful role in the activities of Myers Park. They quickly elected an all-male slate for their class officers. Moreover they had two promising leaders in the Student. After leading Myers Park in sports they looked for other class responsi¬ bilities. The Art Department had many Gold Key Awards due to the talented ju¬ niors. RUR, The Night Is My Enemy, and Brigacloon all had juniors as leads. The Debate team had many out¬ standing speakers and debaters be¬ cause of the class’s interest. Even though they kept the secret of the theme of Jr.-Sr., they had not failed to put in endless hours of work. As the Junior Marshals helped wiih graduation they knew they took a true part in leading and representing Myers Park. David Archer Vice-President Bob Goins Secretary John Austin Treasurer 79 W. Wray Abercrombie David J. Abraham Mack Adams, Jr. V. Ryle Adams F. Anne Akers Joyce A. Albro Jerry W. Alexander Cynthia L. Allen Gary W. Allen Lloyd Allen, Jr. McCollum Allen Russell N. Allen Carol E. Allison J. Robert Allison, Jr. Sandra H. Altbach Catherine J. Anderson William S. Anderson Henry E. Andrews Richard G. Archer W. David Archer Nancy D. Arthurs Barbara Ashcraft Hugh G. Ashcraft Ill Richard H. Atwell Doug Burns, Barbara Boone and Diane Newman Lead Bill Wilkerson, Carl Brodt, Debbie Coleman and Barbara Boone debate for the sophomore SAT class. BOTTOM: C. E. S. P. representatives: Tommy Campen Norway, Cecily Hines Denmark, and Ned Lipford Sweden Below: Janice R. Ausbon John G. Austin Thomas E. Austin II Michael H. Bacon Stuart O. Baesel, Jr. Erskine G. Baker Judy A. Baker Shelly T. Baker William L. Baker Shelia V. Ballard Barbara L. Banner Phyllis S. Barach Arthur H. Barber III Brent Barnett William B. Bamhardt 80 William H. Barnwell, Jr. Madelyn H. Barrett Dana M. Barton Melanie A. Bates Carol D. Baucom John T. Bayne Tamara L. Beacham VV. Jane Beall Graham M. Beasley Jan E. Beaver Patty J. Beaver F. Thomas Beiderbecke Barbara E. Bell Barry L. Bell William K. Bennett W. Curtis Benoit, Jr. Ernest B. Benson Carol A. Berry Robert H. Bertini Carol E. Beyer Gale S. Bibb C. Gail Bishop Craig A. Blackwell Julie A. Blythe the Forensic Program and Gain Regional Recognition Royce W. Bobo N. Carol Bodiford B. Elizabeth Bolen Barbara J. Boone Patricia N. Booth David R. Bordsen Danial S. Boyd Barry D. Brewer Joanne F. Brigham Dorothy E. A. Brigman Michael G. Brissan James R. Bristow Barbara A. Britt Cynthia A.Broadway Carl L. Brodt One of M P’s most outstanding artists, Margaret Pierce, won a Hallmark Nomination for her picture. Flower People. 81 This year Myers Park’s student director of the band is Bill Richardson. He conducted several pieces during the year. Charles V. Brooks, Jr. Janet Brooks Patricia L. Brooks Nancy C. Broome Edward P. Brower HI D. Leslie Brown Robert W. Brown Robert C. Brownridge Margaret A. Bryant M. Jane Bryant William I. Bryant Rebecca A. Buchanan Richard C. Burgess L. Neil Burkhead Douglas H. Bums William H. Burwell Outstanding Trumpeter Chip Clark Plays in Band Concert Karen K. Bush Tonda J. Byram Belinda K. Byrum Curtis Caldwell Patricia A. Caldwell Barbara S. Call Henry C. Callihan, Jr. H. Brem Calium Charlotte A. Campbell Evonne Campbell Greta J. Campbell Richard D. Campbell, Jr. Thomas J. Cam pen Vicki A. Cannon John A. Carlisle Deborah L. Carlson Linda R. Carrothers Horace A. Carson Lawrence E. Carter Thomas S. Case Carolyn G. Cassels Philip F. Catania Thomas R. Cates Patrick H. Cathey Sally J. Cathey R. Patrick Cauble Luther G. Caudle, Jr. Jeffrey M. Chanter Jeffrey M. Charatz W. Carey Chenoweth Morton L. Church HI Barbara Clark 82 National Honor Society Inducts 5 Percent of Junior Class John W. H. Clark Edward Clawson W. Cheryl Clawson Rise A. Clemmer Larry R. Clewis John J. Clinard Ralph Clontz III Mary A. Cloran Margaret E. Cochran Caroline 1. Cochrane John B. Cockrell Steven J. Cohen Gerald K. Colbert Deborah A. Coleman Deloris Collins Fredrick L. Collins Y. Diane Cook B. Jane Coone Thomas O. Coppedge III H. Dickson Corbett N. Russell Corzine, Jr. M. Diane Couick Thomas H. Courtney Deborah L. Cowan Pamela A. Crabtree Cynthia L. Craddock Edward D. Crotts Leonard G. Cummings Judith L. Curry Mary G. Daniel Dean R. Davey Jan C. Davidson Cynthia R. Davies Elizabeth I. Davis Fred D. Davis John M. Davis Priscilla A. Davis Wayne B. Davis Pamela F. Day Douglas L. Deal Mary K. Delaney Claud E. DeMars III F. Marquerite Dente Roger J. Dickson Robert B. Diggle, Jr. J. Taps Doerrbecker Douglas A. Donald, Jr. Stephen T. Douglas William C. Dowd IV Lauren L. Doyle Sharon L. Driggers Eric C. Drumm H. Yates Dunaway III Kemp R. Dunaway, Jr. W. Gregory Duncan G. Vincent Durham Robert M. Elliot Gloria J. Ervin Carrie B. Evans Darla J. Evans Lawrence D. Farber Phillip C. Farmer C. Berkeley Fellers Timothy P. Ferguson 83 Patrica A. Ferraro Barbara t. Ferris M. Melindia Pinch Mildred A. linchcr Sally C. Fleming Andrew R. Flowers Richard M. Foard, Jr. Christine P. Foster J. tides Foushee Sybil R. Fowler Andra J. Fragakis Ronnie S. I ranklin M. Laurie Fraser Josie D. Freeman Gerard F. Fritz Cynthia A. Puller Jane A. Calvin Clay II. Gatewood J. Richard ( eary. Ill Katherine A. tieary Susan K. Genes Catherine A. George Myra A. tiesse Angela R. Gibson The Art Department Placed First in Every Contest At the annual Latin Club Banquet all new members provide the slave labor for the meal. Diane Newman is dressed as the perfect Roman lady. J. George Gilbert, Jr. Patricia K. Gilbert A. Delores Gill Donnie L. Gilmore Carolyn L. Glasgow Gary A. Glaze A. Gay Glisson P Hint C. Glover Mary Sue Goforth J. Robert Coins M. Kathleen Cold Rafael A. Gonzalez I uther S. Goode, Jr. Brenda D. Gorden Stephen P. Gossett 84 Brenda G. Graham Deborah S. Graham Joan W. Graham Vivian J. Greear Rachel C. Greer Faye L. Grier Joseph W. Grier 111 Brenda D. Griffin Robert L. Griffin, Jr. Pamela A. Grogan M. Tibby Hackett Benjemin F. Hager, Jr. Janice H. Hall Edward W. Halliburton, Jr. Cheryl A. Hallman William H. Halsey Susan E. Hanner Betty A. Hargro B. Keith Harkey Harold W. Harkey, Jr. Hugh T. Harmon Patricia A. Harrington Allen M. Harris, Jr. Connie B. Harris Entered Due to Outstanding Junior Artists Reid A. Harris W. Townsend Harris Stella J. Harrison Deborah L. Hart Larry W. Hart A. Dale Hartsell Bonnie J. llattersley A. Victoria Hawes Stephen J. Hawes, Jr. E. Anne Hayes H. Baxter Hayes William R. Haynes Jerry R. Hedgecoe Nancy S. Heermans Mike D. Hefner Billy Wilson is an outstanding 1st year art student. He is working on a 3 - D art project for his exam. 85 Debby Coleman and Ned Lipford Co-ordinate the Activities Anne M. Hege Carol T. Hege David L. Henderson Patricia A. Henderson Naomi T. Hendrick Charles E. Henley Joan C. Herring Peggy A. Herring Emma E. Heyward Brenda C. Hicklen C. I. Gaye Hicks Pamela R. Hicks Jacqueline R. Highsmith Pamela Y. Hill L. Cecily Hines Sandra Hinson Alma V. Hoke Stephen R. Hoke Lawrence N. Holden III Elizabeth P. Holmberg Janet S. Holroyd Harriet L. Holt Clarence C. Hope Douglas M. Horack B. Baxter Hutcheson Lex R. Hutchinson Debra M. Hutchison John W. I bach Nancy S. Iden Stuart I. Ingram, Jr. Maggie E. Jakcson Gunta G. Jankays Carl B. Horn III Katherine L. Horton Patricia L. Hudson P. Scott Hummel Ruth A. Huneycutt Brenda G. Hunt Kathryn S. Hunt Laura J. Hunter Mary Jane Janyssek Nancy E. Jeffries Patricia A. Jeffries Barbara L. Jetton Angelia G. Johnson Ann Marie Johnson D. Aaron Johnson Gregory W. Johnson Janet L. Johnson N.-Katherine Johnson Susan Johnson Verida M. Johnson Carol R. Jones Carolyn S. Jones Christopher W. Jones Dianne E. Jones Jan L. Jones Lindia L. Jones Rhonda G. Jones Thomas M. Jordan II W. Daniel Jordan J. Rustin Josephs Robert F. Joyce IV Leslie A. Julian 86 of the Fifty-four Junior Marshals at Graduation in June Nicholas S. Kantsios Chris G. Katsiagianis Nancy L. Katz Sandra E. Keesler J. Randolph Keller Marion R. Kelly Virginia L. Kennedy Cynthia A. Kenyon Charlotte H. Kepley Richard L. Kesier, Jr. Ramond F. Kimball III Ann G. King Donna G. King J. Lynwood King, Jr. Mary S. King Nancy R. King Robert Kinney Linda S. Kirby David T. Kirkland Floyd J. Kisiah, Jr. R. Jane Kistler Kathrine M. Komenak Eric W. Kruger Carol S. Kurtz Deborah L. Lakin Karen A. Lampke D. Joy Lampley R. Morson Lampley, Jr. J. Trent Land Thomas W. Land Thomas G. Lane V. Carol Lane Walter F. Lane George G. Lanier Jerry Lanier Fred L. Lapish W. Bennett Latimer, Jr. Susan J. LeAnna W. Kenneth LeBlanc Clair Le B. Lee Cynthia L. Lee Gregory A. Lee Richard V. Lee, Jr. David R. Lemmond James L. Lewis Mina J. Libby Edward H. Lipford, III William E. Little, Jr. Stanley H. Livengood, Jr. Robert H. Livermon, Jr. M. Gerald Locke Ronny P. Lefland Douglas B. London Ann B. Long Kathy S. Lowrey Dodie B. Lyle M. Edward Lymberis John A. Lyon III Valerie J. MacKinnon Peter W. McClain Gary S. McClure Beulah C. McDowell Raphael C. McDowell 111 Paula A. McElveen Responsible Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairmen Direct Efforts The best psychedelic artist at M P this year, Frances Stiles, begins another project. James W. McEwen F. Louisa McGaughey H. Cline McGee, Jr. Linda C. McGill Debbie A. McKeel Carl B. McKern Betty Joe McKinstry M. Shelton McLendon Laura L. McLeod Marcia F. McManeus Hartridge B. McMillan, Jr. Robert A. McMillan Joan D. McNeal Anne V. McQudkin G. Robert Maddox 88 J. Gerard Madert, Jr. Gus P. Mandrapilias Alan M. Mann Stephanie A. Mann Susan R. Marrash William H. Marsh Richard C. Marshell III Cynthia A. Marus F. Bonneau Matthews, Jr. Paul E.Mauney Janet P. Mayo Jospeh M. Mazziotta Judith A. Mederis Ellyn E. Merrill Catherine C. Metzger Robert E. Miller, Jr. S. William Miller H. Chandler Mitchell Burton S. Mooney Eric D. Moore lla E. Moose Michael H. Morgan M. Ann Morris Ruth E. Morris Toward Gary F. Morrison Lida M. Moser Clarice Moussalli Mary Ann Mullis Virginia M. Mullis Thomas K. Mundorf Clyde Munster James M. Murphy A. Louise Nachman Elizabeth A. Naumoff James M. Neel, Jr. Diane E. Newman Linda G. Nichols M. Jackson Nichols Marion M. Nix the Best Prom Myers Park has Ever Witnessed John Austin helps decorate the halls with posters informing the student body of coming events. 89 Outstanding Juniors Chosen to Represent MP at Dickie Corbett presents himself as a candidate for Pres, of the Student Council during the elections. Each candidate offers his platform and qualifications to the Student Body. Ronald R. Nordman Isiah Norman Lewis A. Norman David B. Northey Laura H. Northey Michael J. O’Neill Ellen R. Orlick David J. Orr Anne C. Osborne Karen D. Osborne Sherrill L. Osborne E. McGuire Owen. Jr. William B. Packard Marilyn M. Pappas E. Diane Parker John J. Parker Elizabeth A. Patterson David N. Payne Marcia L. Payne Shirley E. Payne Richard A. Pearsall Jackie L. Peeler Eddie C. Pendergrass Kenneth W. Perry W. Stowe Perry Jerry R. Pettus J. Michael Phelan Fredrick A. Phillips Thomas A. Pickard Margaret B. Pierce Virginia S. Pinson Jesse C. Pittard Stephen D. Poe Steven D. Polikoff Alfred M. Pollard Michael L. Pool M. Lynn Pound B. Samuel Powell 111 Elizabeth B. Powers Kelly B. Pratt, Jr. Richard G. Pratt Sandra D. Presson Yvonne Price Carnell C. Pride Laurence L. Prince, Jr. Robert C. Proffitt Doug A. Quinn Juliann Rankin 90 Eight Week Governor ' s School During Summer Rebecca L. Ranson William E. Ranson Debra F. Ratcliffe Mark V. Ratcliffe Richard H. Ray C. Linda Reeder Thomas J. Rehm Donna M. Repetto B. Gail Rhyne Deborah Richmond William A. Richardson Jane P. Ridenhour Sara R. Rion Harrell D. Ritch Patricia A. Rixon Douglas G. Roberts H. Lynn Roberts L. Gurren Rockecharlie Judith D. Rogers Kenneth Roland Robert L. Roland 111 Glorius A. Roseboro Otho B. Ross 111 Robert G. Ross Janet L. Roush Susan L. Russell Mark W. Ryburn Isabel M. Sabates L. Rose Sabates Carol A. Sagal Marian J. Sample Lugenia Sampson Victor Sanders Francine Scevers Bruce W. Schoonmaker Neal D. Schwantes John T. Screws, Jr. John G. Sears S. Jane Seeley Howard L. Segal Donald M. Seltzer, Jr. Michael E. Sewell Lewis 11. Shankle Donald Shapiro Stephen R. Sharman C. Patrick Shaw 111 Junior Homeroom Presidents. 1st ROW: Spicer, Heermans, Thomas, Kennedy, Jordan. 2nd ROW: Van Pelt, Call, Morris, Powers, Beaver. Thompson, Nichols. 3rd ROW: Lipford, Wagner. 4 th ROW: Spencer, Keller, Smith, Wallace, Boyd, Lumberis, Corzine. 91 Sarah E. Shaw Catherine C. Shelton Pamela R. Shinn David H. Shirah Carol L. Short Sylvia V. Simms H. Teague Skaggs, Jr. Barbara A. Sledge Henry M. Sluder Michele D. Small Cynthia D. Smith David M. Smith Grady F. Smith Harry W. Smith II H. Wakefield Smith Laurel M. Smith M. Coleman Smith William R. Snapp III Warner L. Sparrow Christina W. Spence Kenneth B. Spencer Daniel A. Spicer Paul Spil Mary E. Sprinkle Myers Park Produces Lerner and Lowe’s Brigadoon with TOP: Bill Wilkerson and Gerald Colbert are two solos in The Seven Last Words of Christ at the Easter Assembly. BELOW: Carol Baucom, Doug Donald, and Barbara Britt pause after working all morning on the New Cafeteria for the Jr.-Sr. Prom. Elizabeth R. Squires Dennis L. Stanley Judith A. Starnes John W. Steedly Caroline S. Steele V. Robinson Steele R. Suzanne Steiner Neil A. Stephens Sharon E. Stewart Ivey W. Stewart III Frances A. Stiles Betty L. Stoffel Marilyn A. Stout Michael E. Stovall Anne B. Stratton 92 Jay T. Stratton Paul A. Stroup III Deborah S. Suddreth Danny C. Tart Cynthia B. Taylor Theodore Taylor Susan S. Teat Robert E. Terrell M. Elizabeth Terrell Deborah V. Thevaos Cheryl D. Thomas Cynthia F. Thomas Diana C. Thomas Donna F. Thomas Jane P. Thomason Sharlee J. Thomoson S. Rebecca Thompson Howard A. Thullbery 111 E. Clay Timanus 111 M. Stephen Tinsley Stephen M. Tobin Clifford L. Todd C. Edward Todd, Jr. Maurice L. Todd, Jr. Juniors Bruce Schoonmaker and Gail Graham as Leads T. Michael Todd Betty F. Transou John F. Trexler Susan E. Trice Barry A. Triplett T. Timothy Turner William T. Turner Margaret J. Uhl Evelyn D. Underwood Linda N. Valenstein Housten L. VanHoy Stokes A.VanPelt Judith C. Van Vynckt Shirley D. Veazey J. Michael Vehue 93 Capable Junior Marshals Aid Seniors During Graduation Vickie E. Venable Alan H. Verch Margaret K. Vestal S. Lillian Vestal Dolly A. Voss Lynn L. Wagner William R. Wakefield Charles W. Walker, Jr. Kathryn L. Walker S. Lee Walker Amanda F. Wallace Charles W. Wallace Dexter A. Wallwork Marsietta D. Walton Catherine H. Ward Judy L. Wakins J. Christopher Watson James A. Watts Nancy F. Weatherly Doloris A. Weaver Edward J. Webb, Jr. William B. Webb, Jr. Charles H. Weeks John Weiant Harry Welch David H. Wells Deborah A. White Lucy G. White Elaine K. Whitesides Julia W. Whitney Howard M. Widis Bert L. Wiener William M. Wilkerson, Jr. D. Andrew Williams Elizabeth A. Williams Emily B. Williams J. Morris Williams Jean L. Williams Pamela J. Williams Roderick Williams Stephanie J. Williams J. Carol Williamson John H. Williamson Marcia L. Williamson David Willingham III Helen P. Wilmer Ann T. Wilson Robert R. Wilson William S. Wilson David E. Withrow Joan E. Wolfe David M. Woodard Nancy B. Woods Deborah L. Wright E. Alan Wright, Jr. Laura H. Yarborough Edward R. Yopp 94 Nick Homey, co-chairman of the Publicity com¬ mittee, makes a poster that will stretch across the cafeteria. Winter Accompanied by Excitement of Christmas Break The weeks between Thanksgiving and semester exams are broken by the welcomed Christmas holidays. The Christmas Dance keeps many students decorating up to the last days of school. Drama students are busy pre¬ paring for R. U. R., a successful production. The football team is still working hard, but the end of the season looks close, to the disappoint¬ ment of most Mustangs. Also, too close are the exams, soon after vaca¬ tion, when students cannot seem to get back into the grind. Gary Babcock is interviewed by Buddy Thomason during a football pep-rally. Gary wears the Mustang’s head displaying his willingness to fight for a victory. Publicity committee members give many of their after-school hours to help plan and make posters such as these publicizing the play R. U. R. and the Christmas Dance. 95 Drum Major, David Crawford, leads tlie band in one of its many outstanding half-time shows. Joy Cox energetically cheers helping to spur spirit and enthusiasm in the crowd. Majorettes, Rita Haene and Becky Rollins, express disappointment over the loss at the State Basket¬ ball Finals. The vivacious lettergirls use green and white pom pons to add color to their routines. Lead by Susan Arrington the lettergirls had varied half-time shows. Anita Stonecipher cheers for the speech given by Buddy Horn at the most school spirited pep rally. ■ mm rj F ■ Pp i It 2225,-k , Arf.n-Tva™ «tJ X W? WT 111 JSL Imti Head, Libby Andrews, becomes serious as she wishes the basketball and wrestling teams well in The spirit of the cheerleaders seems to have gotten the best of the Key Club as they cheer for the annual the State Finals. Student-Faculty game. 96 Majorettes aid the cheerleaders in boosting spirit as Cheerleaders move to the center court during half-time to meet the cheerleaders from opposing teams, and well as performing their designated job of twirling. discuss the State Finals held in Greensboro. Cheerleaders Spark Winter Athletes This Winter the Varsity Cheerleaders sponsored a “Most School Spirited” pep rally for the wrestling and basket¬ ball teams. They chose one person from each class they thought had shown the most school spirit since school began to give their definition of school spirit and a short spirit talk. In March, when the basketball team advanced to the State Finals, the cheerleaders made the team food to take with them to Greensboro. Stu¬ dents as well as the cheerleaders joined the team that night to support them in the finals. As the team falls behind, Sally Johnston, Marshal Young, and Mary Johnson stand to encourage victory. Mustang head, worn by the cheerleaders, is the mascot representing true Mustang spirit. The mood set by the cheerleaders seems to have been transferred throughout the crowd. Forming a chorus line, the lettergirls use rhythm and formation to aid tire cheerleaders in keeping spirit high at pre-game pep rallies. 97 Fifty-four of Myers Park’s most acedemically outstanding juniors have been selected as this year ' s Junior Marshalls. They will serve as the graduation exercises this year, to be held on June 3, at the Ovens Auditorium. The Marshalls are selected on the basis of their acedemic record. Of the fifty-four juniors selected, fortv of them will be In addition to the Jun Marshalls there are also alternate couples who v substitute for any Marshalls w are unable to be present for t graduation exercises. These twe are: Ralph Clontz, Nan Weatherly, Tom Beiderbeck, L Walker, William Bennett, Mj Gesse, Leonard Cummings, Lilli Vesta! Charlie Henley, Del gfigllipi on, John Trexler a I krone. wo Chief Marshalls ; ipford and Deboi It is the duty of t rshalls to coordinate t of the forty ot! and to notify a who will be needed, the Graduation t will wear sashes that v :m easier to spot in t any of the seniors ne r information or ot! incil ctions ne Soon Ladies and Gcntlema right up and buy your t fun and laughter here ; Park’s Carnival. We’ve go: pigs, sponge throwi throwing, ring toss and telling, just to name a fe right up! Get ' em while t Yes, at 10:30 S April 20, the operation “Botth jSr Town” began wher I j , a CHAKLt B A :VLR columnist, r l-M rtisement by local b A ties asking for the re ty bottles The ret|Ui uue io a bottle makers causing a depletion in the number of bottles available to the bottling companies. The companies agreed to give deposit on any bottles which the drive would bring in. The majority of the two-hundred Myers Park students involved were members ot Myers Parks’ four service clubs Ambassadors. Interact; Key, and Keyeftes. All told the clubs t Council Elections w in May 9th following which will feature t ilists for each offn vill follow a week ing after the May 3 morning Student Council (arm | co contests, which each club .... booth in which they have their own contest Many of the clubs have already announced their plans to Gary Babcock, head of the Inter-Club Council, some of them are the Student Council booth will serve refreshments on the patio outside of the Student Lounge. The French C lub will have a Bastille and will arrest teachers all day. AH students interested running for a student coun office must register in the offi between April 15th and Ap 2(1 th. Registration forms i available through the office, i those interested are again urged do so and to register as soon Ann Welch Feature Editor Ed Lowe Editor-in-Chief tile wa mat ul Student Council elections. Those wishing to run are asked to register in the office on May 13th to May 17th. All seeking an office are urged to do so and to register in the office in order to have their names on the ballots, ney, anu listen ro inis! me school that collects the most trash will receive a prize of S50 to be used anyway the school wants! So for personal pride in your school and city let’s all get out there on the assigned date and “pick it up! " tEStHSSS possible What worthwhile project can think of for Charlotte’s “Pass the what?!” " The arroz espanol. Or perha you’d like to try some ensalada pan y mantequilla.” “Boy, I’m thirsty. WTiere is t te con hielo?” “That pastel mexicano sure w good.” The tantalizing odor of spi Mexican food drifted through t Old Cafeteria at 6:30 P.M. i Monday. April 8. The Spani Club was holding its anni banquet. Tomato juice and crackers we the appetizers. A salad and bre, and butter was served along wi Spanish rice. Plenty of iced t was on hand to quench the thil (Continued on Page 4) International Relations , had several meetings in month. Among these talk and slides by Mrs. id about Rhodesia and a it Woodrow Wilson, g up for the club on April 22 will be a with Mr Jose Bove as ■aker. Mr. Bove. whose t Cuba this year, escaped ia several years ago He speaking about life in Brigadoon Forg mmv Harry Smith Business Manager Drama Dept, members Barry Bell, Leslie Fox, Johnr Clontz, Lloyd Rose, and Gerald Colbert practice seem from Drama festival. The Myers Park High School Afternoon of the year”, by Jol rama department won two Jure, and “The Illuminati 1 If Junior farshals Chosen Fifty-four of Myers Park’s most acedernically outstanding juniors have been selected as this year ' s Junior Marshalls. They will serve as the graduation exercises this year, to be held on June 3, at the Ovens Auditorium. Hie Marshalls are selected on the basis of their acedemic record. Of the fifty-four juniors selected-, forty of them will be assigned to each of the twenty senior homerooms, a boy and girl to each one. These forty are: Bill Marsh, Diane Newman, Henry Callihan. Nancy Heermans, Tommy Campen. Bob Goins, Bud Ranson, Cynthia Craddock. Carol Allison, Jay Stratton, Mina Jean Libby, Bruce Schoonmarker, Dodie Lyle, Doug Donald, Kemp Dunaway. Bobbie Jetton, Lisa McGaughey, Patricia Nell Booth, Clay Gatewood, Steve Hawes, Sarah Shaw, Lucy White. Hunter Wakefield Smith, Carol Baucom, Barbara Britt, Stephen Hoke, Jane Seely, Scott Hummel, Neil Burkhead. Larry Prince, Laurie Fraser, Sally Fleming, Dickie Corbett, Gary Glaze, Joseph Grier, Anne McQuilkin, Caroline Steele, Elaine Whitesides and Giles Fonshee. In addition to the Junior Marshalls there are also six alternate couples who will substitute for any Marshalls who are unable to be present for the graduation exercises. These twelve are: Ralph Clontz, Nancy Weatherly, Tom Beiderbeck, Lee Walker, William Bennett, Myra Gesse, Leonard Cummings, Lillian Vestal, Charlie Henley, Debra Hutchinson, John Trexler and Barbara Boone. The two Chief Marshalls are Ned Lipford and Deborah Coleman, it is the duty of the Chief Marshalls to coordinate the activities of the forty other marshalls and to notify any alternates who will be needed. For the Graduation the Marshalls will wear sashes that will make them easier to spot in the crowd if any of the seniors need them for information or other help. Lounci l Elections Come Soon BHHH I his W i the Itujtl. ' ll task h ' -J warn j t •.•■ k i.e.g pn | t t to tin beginning a Ml the Charlotte aiea operation t r jwn” began when Kays Gary, a CHARLOTTE OBSERVER columnist, noticed an advertisement by local bottling companies asking for the return of all empty bottles The request was due to a bottle makers strike causing a depletion in the number of bottles available to the bottling companies. The companies agreed to give deposit on any bottles which the drive would bring in. The majority of L_ two-hundred Myers Park s involved were members o: Parks’ four service Ambassadors. Interact. K ' Keyettes. All told the collected over 83,000 bott Key Club had a total of bottles. Student Council Flections will be held on May 9th following an assembly which will feature the two finalists for each office. Voting will follow a week of campaigning after the May 3rd runoffs. All students interested in running for a student council office must register in the office between April 15th and April 26th. Registration forms are available through the office. Ail i- ; -‘erested are again urged to id to register as soon as ( " lass Elections Chan Martin Sports Editor The carnival will consist of ntests, which each club having a oth in which they have their ■n contest. Many of the clubs have already flounced their plans to Gary bcoek, head of the Inter-Club until, some of them are: the ident Council booth will serve reshments oil the patio outside the Student Lounge. Hie :nch Club will have a Bastille J will arrest teachers all day. each school will take the district where they are located. They will start cleaning up their own campus and then move out onto the main roads to pick up trash. Hey, and listen to this! The school that collects the most trash will receive a prize of S50 to be used anyway the school wants! So for personal pride in your school and city let’s all get out there on the assigned date and " pick it up!” Junior and Senior class officers will be chosen on May 20th and 22nd. Procedure for running is ir. the same accord as that of Student Council elections. Those more he what?!” irroz. espanol. Or perhaps e to try some ensalada or intequilla.” Em thirsty. Where is the elo?” pastel mexicano sure was totalizing odor of spicy food drifted through the eteria at 6:30 P.M. on April 8. The Spanish as holding its annual Brigadoon Forges Ahead o juice and crackers were tTzers. A salad and bread er was served along with rice. Plenty of iced tea land to quench the thirst mtinued on Page 4) secret of BRICADOON. Vt end of the day nears. Tor to decide whether to rr New York, where he is en a girl, oi for return to New Yoik but shoi t vt hHe brer engagement and decides to try and find BRICADOON, even though the town has disappeared. He goes back to Scotland and because of the great love between Tommy and Fiona the village returns momentarily and Tommy goes to stay there forever. has been performed by many summer-theatre and school groups. BRICAIXtON is a fanciful play which takes its name from an imaginary town in Scotland which appears only once every 100 years. Two Americans. Tommy and Jeff, wiio are vacationing in Scotland accidentally find the village while riding along a country road. I lie two stay in the village all day and Tommy falls in love with Fiona, a girl who lives in the village. Through Fiona. Tommy and Jeff discover the Mr. R. W. Sizer Advisor As Winter Terminates, Basketball and Spring Fever Strike The Football season is hardly over before another great sport begins. Basketball draws a large crowd of spectators as well as the wrestling matches preceding. Plans are in the making for a Valentine’s Dance, at which time the King and Queen will be announced. A masquerade party was held for the band members only. Participants came to the basketball game dressed for anything but playing their instruments. The band did play, however, but the team was almost unable to continue their game. Many classes have found studying easier out of doors as the weather becomes more beautiful. The Basketball team stands for recognition at a pep-rally: Bob Anders, Billy Tate, Terch Whitesides, Robert Diggle, Tim Beaver, Hoppy Elliot, and Bob Withers. Votes are collected and tallied for the election of Valentine’s King and Queen by members of the Elections Committee. Intermurals Committee Chairmen, Steve Poe and Steve Neal, keep intermural schedule in order. Lettergirls Brenda Stroupe and Linda Curry discuss the seriousness of a loss during a basketball game. Larry Prince and John Austin hang a spirit booster, decorating the gym for a home basketball game. Supporting cocoanut shells is as difficult for Jimmy Rowe as playing the trombone is easy. 100 School Spirit Creates a Unity That Promotes the Oneness of Myers Park The Winter Season is a time for brisk spirits, vital realizations, and obtain¬ able dreams. It is a time when one may cast the past aside and look forward to the future. The crisp fresh air gives students the will to attempt all and seek nothing but success. The realizations that were once nothing but dreams gives us a more urgent initiative. The school spirit that buzzes like electricity from one stu¬ dent to the next demands a greater unity and the Myers Park students respond in full. But the ever-present agony still remains. The agony of defeat and failure only encourages us to do better next time and therefore causes a determined student body. Determined in everything; sports, scholarship, leadership, citizenship. It is this same Winter Season that gives us the need to group together and perform service projects creating a unity that links all as one. Vice President of the French Club, Helen Webb and Secretary Larry Prince conduct a meeting discussing their Christmas project Beverly Glover gets assistance with her make-up before going on stage. Tommy Campen, an active Key Clubber, works on the Winter project of painting the press box. 101 MP Students Seek Honor through Speech and Debate Clubs Members of the debating squad Chris Potter, Hugh Odom, and Doug Bums listen intently to the opposing teams statements. Myers Park ' s Debating Team has brought us some very outstanding honors and awards in public speaking. Speech Club officers are Corresponding Secretary Ann Earnhardt, President Edie Seanor, Secretary Paula Cushman, Treasurer Chip Hope, Historian Warren Linde. Myers Park debaters appear before the student body to debate the topic of the year. Many students may gain valuable ex¬ perience in the realm of speech. This club meets on alternating Thursdays and features speakers as well as stu¬ dents on a variety of topics. Some members of the Speech Club are also involved in the National Forensic League which is a selective group of students who are active in competitive speaking. By participating in various tournaments, students earn valuable points for the various NFL degrees. Myers Park won the sweepstakes award at the Wake Forest Tournament early this spring and also took top honors at the Camelia Festival in Columbia, South Carolina. To earn money for the National Tournament in Pittsburgh, four debaters gave a demonstration debate. The Myers Park debaters have been very active in city-wide television debates. Under the leadership of Mrs. Potter, students get an opportunity to develop them¬ selves fully in the areas of speech. Categories for participation include debate, original oratory, extemporane¬ ous speaking, interpretive reading and radio announcing. The Speech Club received the Interclub Council award for the outstanding achievements and honor it brought to Myers Park. Hugh Odom makes a telling point in his presenta¬ tion. The Debate Team won many honors. 102 International Relations Club Formed Red Cross Serves Soldiers in Vietnam The International Relations Club started in 1967 by a group of students interested in learning more about oth¬ er countries and the United States’ relations with them. The club has had such interesting speakers as Dr. Weiatt from Queens College, who discussed life in Russia; and Mrs. Pitalugo, who gave an interesting talk on her coun¬ try, Uruguay. Miss Guffy told the club about education in France while Mrs. Southerland showed slides on South¬ ern Rhodesia. An informal discussion with Ellen Roberts and Johanna Powers, two Myers Park exchange students, added a great deal of insight into the countries they visited. As projects for this year the club has cleaned off the patio, typed cheers for the sophomores, presented a showcase featuring Christmas in other lands, and helped with curb service at the Bar-B-Que. Myers Park’s Junior Red Cross is a junior division of the American Red Cross. Representatives from each homeroom notify the students of the projects and encourage participation. Many projects this year have con¬ cerned our soldiers in Vietnam. Cross¬ word puzzles and carton game books were assembled for wounded soldiers. In an attempt to reach soldiers per¬ sonally, the Red Cross sent billfolds, paint sets, and other such gifts to soldiers on their birthdays. For a Christmas project, the dub collected toys that were distributed to children in foster homes. Their Easter project was to make cheer posters to put in the corridors of hospitals. Last Year’s $150 collected in the annual member¬ ship drive set a record and was con¬ sidered a phenomenal sum. This year Myers Park’s Red Cross thoroughly outdid itself in collecting $480. The officers of International Relations are: Vice President Peggy Crowell, Secretary Caroline Pur¬ nell, President Dickie Glensor, and Treasurer David Norton. At one of their meetings. International Relations invited Dr. Weiatt, the professor of Russian at Queens College, to speak. Myers Park’s Red Cross officers are: Vice President Jo Anne Crilly, President Sue Kennedy, Public Relations Harry Smith, and Secretary-Treasurer Tricia Booth. Having a different project at each meeting, the Red Cross this year concentrated mainly on our soldiers in Viet Nam. They sent birthday presents and also games to our wounded soldiers. 103 French Club officers are Vice President Helen Webb, Treasurer Stephanie Stothart, Secretary Larry Prince, and President Clarice Moussalli. Through their leadership French Club found a very successful year. Numerous programs were planned by the French Club this year. Slides of France were shown to give the stu¬ dents a better understanding of life there and after one of the business meetings, bingo was played and prizes were given. German club has pro¬ moted general interest in and under¬ standing of the German people, lan¬ guage, history, and customs. Members helped during the Myers Park Bar-B- Que. At Christmas time carolers took up a collection which went to the interclub council. Spanish club meetings were varied to keep up stu¬ dents’ interest. Speakers talked on South American countries and Spain. Students presented a play in Spanish about Christmas customs. Sarah Shaw listens intently for her numbers during a game of bingo. For a Winter project the members of French Gub washed blackboards for French teachers desiring this service. French IV members Tom Mundorf, Charlie Wallace, and Tommy Campen have a discussion about tire French language, people, and way of life. In Meetings Students Learn Customs Members of French Gub, Judy Starnes and Anne McQuilkin participate in a game of bingo. Meetings were held the fourth Monday of every month with a new program at each meeting. As their Spring project, French Gub constructed an Faster bulletin board. The German Gub officers are Vice President Ruth Scott, President Norbie Black, and Treasurer Robert Parrott Meeting the first and third Thursday of each month, members found the varied programs interesting and informative. As their Winter project, G erman Gub provided buckets for the SC patio to be used as ash trays. Officers of Spanish Club are: Treasurer Elaine Whitesides, Secretary Dodie Lyle, President Jack Nichols, Vice President Winston Edmond. As a service project money was sent to help a hospital¬ ized Spanish girl. 104 The officers of Future Teachers of America are Treasurer Johnny Clontz, Vice President Mary Lou McFarland, President Susan Miles, and Secretary Sherry Graham. For their first project FTA took phone orders for the annual Bar-B-Que. On January 26 during the mid-term break FTA gave a coffee hour in tire library for the teachers. Various refreshments were offered. Students Strive for Future Occupations Myers Parks Future Teachers offers students an opportunity to learn about the teaching profession. The club’s programs included speakers from all phases of the educational field. One of the major projects of FTA was the annual teachers tea given at semester break. The Myers Park FTA is a part of the County FTA. Three county officers were from the Myers Park club. This county group compiled a scrapbook and presented it to the Myers Park exchange student, Bruce Howe. The Future Homemakers of America is opened to all girls interested in learning how to improve home and community life. Selling iron-on name tags was a main project of the year. Money earned was used for a mother daughter tea. The club sponsored an underprivileged family at Christmas by taking clothes, food, and toys, to them. For the Myers Park Carnival the FHA built a country store booth in which they sold cookies, candies, and paper flowers. The Future Homemakers of America were host¬ esses to a teachers tea during the Christmas Season. The girls prepared all the refreshments served. Officers of Future Homemakers are Vice President Nancy Woods, Secretary Francis Culp, Treasurer Susan Miles, Reporter Debbie Watts, and President Karen Brown. The members receive training in how to improve home and community life. 105 Mary Jones, an active member of FHA, prepares to assist in serving at the teachers tea. Interact Plants Shrubs by Mobile Units to Brighten School With “Service above self " as their guide, the Interact Club made their fifth active year quite successful. In the fall of the year, the members of the club distributed football sched¬ ules, sold booster tags, sponsored pep rallies and sold Myers Park license plates. The license plates, which were made by the club members them¬ selves, gave the club its first profit. During the Winter season, Interact members sold Christmas cards to be sent to the soldiers in Vietnam. An¬ other project which pertained to “overseas” was the Foreign Exchange Banquet. Myers Park students were able to buy tickets to this dinner to meet the foreign exchange students from all over Charlotte and to experi¬ ence foreign entertainment. Interact combined with the three other service clubs at Myers Park for the project “Bottles for Boy’s Town.” Boys are given a chance to apply to the Interact Club three times yearly. The applications are screened by the fac¬ ulty and the members of the club before a final decision is made. 1st ROW: President Austin, Vice President Horney, Secretary Mundorf, Treasurer Watts, Gale. 2nd ROW: Junior Director Hope, Thompson, Church, Nichols, Dunaway, Markham. 3rd ROW: Barnhardt, Thomas, Hawes, Lipford. 4th ROW: Brown, Martin, Blumenthal, Odom, Schoonmaker. 5th ROW: Sergeant at Arms Stout, McLaughlin, Ranson, Durham. 6th ROW: Austin, Burton, Appleton, Taylor. 7th ROW: Mr. Nichols, Mr. Peel, Seltzer, Senior Director Whitaker, Whitesides. Herb Gale and Steve Austin along with other members of Interact work diligently at their Winter project of planting shrubbery around the mobile units. This is just one of the many ways Interact served MP. Yates Dunaway and Jim Watts water the new shrub after planting it. Interact provides an opportunity for young men to work together in world fellow¬ ship dedicated to service and international under¬ standing. Scott Verner, Hugh Odom, Rick Mundorf, and Tom Markham actively participate in Interacts beautification project. 106 A mbassadors and Keyettes Become Hostesses for Teachers and New Girls Mary Catherine Rendleman, a member of Ambassa¬ dors, displays her skill as she helps to entertain at the teachers banquet. The banquet was held in February and followed the " George Washington” theme. Keyettes honored the Sophomore girls at a Tea. The purpose was to introduce the Keyette club to the new girls and explain the purpose for the formation of a second girls club at MP. Ambassadors showed their apprecia¬ tion for the faculty with a car wash and Teachers Banquet. Another Am¬ bassador project helped to promote school spirit. They sold pom pons and basketball stickers, and they “swal¬ lowed Ashley’s green wave” by selling green Kool-Aid during the lunch per¬ iods. Ambassadors, sponsored by the Senior Civitans, also took an active role in Civitan functions. This year they were hostesses to the District Civitan functions. Ambassadors re¬ ceived the Service Club award from Interclub Council. As their winter project, Keyettes cleaned out and painted the restrooms at the stadium. At Christmas, this club sponsored a family by donating clothing and food. They gave toys to the children as well as a Christmas tree. The girls also straightened out the English Depart¬ ment office. Keyettes send two repre¬ sentatives each Thursday to the Ki- wanis Club luncheon. Using the colors purple and gold, the Keyette Club strives to build a better student body, school, and community. Keyettes hold welcoming meeting for new sophomores prior to the Welcoming Tea in the new cafeteria. Mr. Barber and Mr. Nichols along with the other teachers from Myers Park show their pleasure in attending such banquets as this one sponsored by the Girls Ambassadors. A 107 1st ROW: Prince, Williams, Roland, Holcomb, President Coe, Marsh, Jones. 2nd ROW: Stewart, Phillips, Members of the Key Club, David Archer, Hoppy Goins, Elliot, Archer, Treasurer Graham, Vice President Bethune, Linde. 3rd ROW: Campen, Lipscomb, Elliot and Rob Roland, add the finishing touches Smith, Thomason, Corbett, Wilson, Hinkle, Babcock. 4th ROW: Bursley, Howe, Corzine, Poe, Ferguson, to the press box. Anders, Edwards, Beaver, Willard, Wilkerson. Key Sponsors Student Faculty Game and Service Projects The Key Club, composed of thirty five boys, continued to help better Myers Park this year through its ser¬ vice projects and other duties. The Key Club was responsible for repaint¬ ing the press box and cleaning up around the football stadium at the beginning of the school year. In addi¬ tion to publishing the Key Club Direc¬ tory, containing over $1500 worth of advertisements sold by the members, the Key Club also presented a pep rally skit and helped with delivery at the annual Bar-B-Que. Also, the Key Club sponsored the Student-Faculty Basketball Game and presented out¬ standing citizens speaking over the intercom during Key Club Week. In a joint meeting with two other service clubs, the Key Club helped plant shrubbery and clean up the campus in the fall. Other service projects includ¬ ed painting new signs in the gym for Myers Park’s different opponents, pro¬ viding taped music in the cafeteria during lunch, and collecting thousands of bottles in the Boys Town fund drive. Steve Poe, Ken Coe, Will Bethune, and Dickie Corbett work together to trim the shrubbery. Sponsored by the local Kiwanis, Key Club strives to provide worthwhile services not only to the school but to the community as well. The lovely, spirited cheerleaders contribute so much to our sports. Not only do they encourage good sportsmanship but they also distribute spirit among the spectators. These lovely cheerleaders were selected from tire Key Club to appear at the annual student faculty game sponsored by that club. Tim Ferguson, an active member of the Key Club, participates energetically in tire Winter project of painting the press box. Hot Hands Secure Eighteen Victories Tim Beaver (54) taps as John Austin awaits the ball. In a “rebuilding” year, the Mustangs compiled 18 wins against 8 losses. The Mustangs opened-up with seven non¬ conference games, winning three and losing the other four by a total of 16 points. At West Charlotte, the Mus¬ tangs fell 60-59 in a very close game to the dominant Lions. Bob Anders had 22 points and John Austin added 17. Next, the Steeds defeated Durham at the Durham High gym. The follow¬ ing night, Myers Park lost to Greens¬ boro Page because of poor foul shoot¬ ing. Returning home, the Mustangs ran past Garinger 54-47. Bob Anders scored 17 points and Bill Tate made 13. In the fifth game, East won 50-47 in a game troubled by shooting and officiating. The Mustangs ended the pre-conference season games at Burl¬ ington, where they split two games against Burlington and Reynolds. A- gainst Burlington, John Austin and Bob Anders scored 1 7 and 16 points respectively. The following night, the team fell 56-49 to Reynolds. TOP: The starting five rally energetically before the game and head back for some last minute words from Hartman. BOTTOM: Elliot strains as Tate (42) nonchalantly passes to Austin (14) in the crucial Green and White game. Stowe Perry (24) displays Mustang Hustle as Hoppy Elliot moves in to assist. Tate receives pass from Perry to begin the offensive action against Garinger. Savvy, Teamwork Power Steeds to THESEASON M.P. Opponent 39 West Charlotte 60 47 Durham 41 51 Greensboro Page 56 54 Garinger 47 47 East 50 64 Burlington 58 49 Reynolds 56 78 Olympic 41 65 Second Ward 62 64 North 44 43 Ashley 41 60 West 55 67 Harding 53 57 South 52 75 Olympic 33 60 Second Ward 57 55 North 40 44 Ashley 41 73 West 45 62 Harding 40 4-A Conference Tournament 65 Harding 52 55 Second Ward 66 51 South 60 hate Tournament Dudley 63 Wilmington 48 Raleigh 62 The Mustangs opened their conference season with consecutive wins over Olympic and Second Ward. The latter was a battle, but fine defense spelled victory for the Stangs. Bob Anders had 19 points and Bill Tate wrapped things up with two layups late in the last quarter. Next to fall to the Mus¬ tangs was North. John Austin and Fred Lapish led the scoring with 18 and 14 points. After having the game with Ashley snowed out, Myers Park returned to defeat West 60-55. Tim Beaver was high with 19 points. Harding fell next to the mounting Mustang powerhouse, 67-53. Wins over South and Olympic brought the tally to eight straight victories, five conference among them. Led by Bob Ander’s 26 points, the Mustangs downed Second Ward again, 60-57. The Mustangs extended their winning streak to thirteen games and clinched the conference title with their last five conference games, including in the winning streak. The team had matured considerably. 1968 Varsity Basketball: KNEELING: Tate, Whitesides, Austin, Elliot, Corbett. STANDING: Perry, Edwards, Anders, Beaver, Hayes, Diggle. 110 Anders (41) lays one in to opponent’s aggravation. Victorious Season In the conference tournament at Park Center, the Mustangs defeated Hard¬ ing in the first game. Second Ward, however, snapped that Mustang four¬ teen game winning streak despite a brilliant effort by Bob Anders with 25 points. This did not overly discourage the team, as their fine record had already gained them a berth in the State Tournament to be played in Greensboro. This was one case in which tournament play had not des¬ troyed the chances of a team which had rightfully deserved a shot at the big title. Anders (41) shows up South’s best with a jumper shot. Quick and maneuverable John Austin (15) puts in two. Mark Edwards open-mouths two points against Garin ger. ABOVE: John Austin decides he needs a rest and “accidentally” loses a contact, and finds it in his hand. BELOW: “Hands-up” defense was effective all year for Hartman’s hustlers. CLOCKWISE: Tate, Perry, Beaver, Anders. 111 Mustangs Run Up 14 Game Win Streak, Proceed to State r Big man Tim Beaver fires one outside against Ashley. In the final round at Greensboro, the Mustangs met Dudley High of Greens¬ boro. In a hard fought and hot-shoot¬ ing game, Myers Park edged a 65-62 win. Bob Anders and Tim Beaver led the scorers with 21 and 22 points respectively. The following night Wilmington de¬ molished Myers Park’s championship hopes 64-48. All-State Kim Huband’s fine shooting plus a cold night for the Mustangs spelled defeat. In the con¬ solation game, Myers Park was beaten by Raleigh Broughton. Robert Diggle (33) passes in the Green and White game. This year’s Mustangs was a team that surprised many people with its great¬ ness. The team began slowly and appeared to be another disappoint¬ ment as football had turned out to be. Veteran Coach Jim Hartman rallied the team, however, and the relatively inexperienced boys were determina¬ tion itself. Comprising great unity and outstanding squad leadership of play¬ ers such as Bob Anders, Tim Beaver, and Bill Tate, the team left behind them a year Myers Park can certainly be proud of. Happiness is getting ten after a very sweet victory. Versatile Stowe Perry (24) takes time from scrapping to add needed points. Lapish (44) snags a rebound under the watchful eyes of Diggle (32) and Perry. 112 Two North JV s attempt to comer a ‘Stang, but Tom Land (22) steals as opponent turns his attention to sophomore Pike Jones, fail. JV Cagers Display Exuberance in Hard-Fought Contests M.P. THE SEASON Opponent 52 West Charlotte 53 50 Greensboro Page 43 51 Garinger 32 41 East 39 52 Olympic 46 54 Second Ward 83 53 North 43 47 West 51 71 Harding 34 60 Olympic 28 41 South 43 61 Second Ward 49 47 North 51 24 Ashley 31 48 West 43 53 Harding 47 33 Ashley 30 47 Tournament Play North 48 The Junior Varsity squad opened their season with an agonizing defeat by West Charlotte. The loss was slight: 53-52 in a three minute overtime. Salt was also rubbed into the wound due to an official’s failure to recognize Myers Park’s call for time-out in the last three seconds of overtime. Such was the team’s beginning. The squad, with starters Charles Wallace, Steve Sharman, Alan Mayfield, Mark Fellers, and Willie Leary, would pick up speed and demand respect from all opposition. The boys met Greensboro Page for their second game, which marked the beginning of a four-game winning streak. The streak included a tough but exciting game with East and a delightful trounce of Garinger, always the arch rival. Second Ward was loom¬ ing like a dark cloud, however, and would give the team its most devas¬ tating loss of the season. The loss was a hard blow to the rising moral, setting the team up for two more consecutive defeats by North and West. Junior Varsity Basketball Team: Sharman, Yoos, Jones, Fellars, Land, Wallace, Mayfield, Cass, Evans, Clinard, and Weathers. 113 Lively Season Ends Disappointingly as Steeds Fall in Close Tournament Final Reincarnation came to the disap¬ pointed J.V.’s as they met Harding and Olympic. Trounces of 71-34 and 60-28 were sweet victories that pre¬ pared the boys mentally for a rematch with powerful Second Ward. South was to squeeze by them in the last ten seconds of play, however, as the eager team had gotten itself into foul trou¬ ble. The respected power of Second Ward was a considerable fear. The wounds were still open from the last game. The boys rallied, however, and did not make mistakes as before. Second Ward fell 61-49 in the most coveted, re¬ vengeful game of the year. The season came to an end with a close loss to North, a cold, slow defeat by Ashley, two good victories over West and Harding, and revenge over Ashley in a rematch. The J.V.’s were barely squeezed out by North in the Southwestern 4-A Tournament. A tap-in by North as the overtime buz¬ zer sounded destroyed hopes of the talented team reaching the finals. It was a disappointing end to a re¬ spectable season. The boys had shown, however, that they could beat anybody on a given night. With a few breaks a State Championship could have materialized. Mark Fellers (40) strains for control of the tap. Junior Charles Wallace (44) slips by for tw o as Fellers (40) follows in case. Wallace (44) and Mark Fellers (40) prepare to recover a rebound that wasn’t. Sharman (20) adds two to the 53-43 rout of North. Myers Park’s JVs dominated the boards against North. Soph Mark Fellers (41) fires an outside corner shot. 114 Heavyweight Tom Williams inflicts pain on his opponent to get in position for a pin. Magilla was John Davis finds himself on bottom for a short undefeated. while. Wrestlers Rush to Undefeated Season, State Championship The 1968 Grapplers produced a State Championship team this year in the winning Myers Park tradition. The team went undefeated through regular season competition, the first such wrestling team produced in the West¬ ern District of North Carolina. With this meat in their stomachs, they destroyed all District competition for a victory that qualified seven Mus¬ tangs for the State Championship. These seven boys from Myers Park were more than any other school had ever qualified, and resulted in nearly doubling the score of their closest opponent as they shined in the sea¬ son’s finish. There were obviously many stars in this truly great team. Bruce Thomp¬ son, a senior, went undefeated. Bruce was voted popularly by his teammates as Captain and was co-receiver of the Sanaford Award. He climaxed the season as district champion and State Champion. Tommy Williams, another senior, went undefeated through two seasons. Magilla led the team in points, was district champion, and also was awarded the Sanaford Award for excellence. An unfortunate injury, however, kept him from going to State. Tom was the spectator’s favor¬ ite, as each humorous “Magilla want nanna” demonstrated at every match. TOP: Tom Coppedge suffers considerable embar¬ rassment. BOTTOM: The tide turns as a pin Second year veteran Rick Lee exercises skill and strength as he easily overpowers his luckless revenge materializes. opponent. 115 Undefeated Thompson, Williams Lead Onslaught, Seven Qualify for State Fitzhugh Stout, a senior who was relatively unrecognized at the season’s start, improved steadily through the season with a respectable four pins and four decision wins. He qualified for the State and took a second in his class. Ken Coe, another senior, got a slow start but like Stout pulled up and took second in the District and pro¬ duced will at the State meet. Dennis Chapman finished second in the dis¬ trict and also placed well in the state. There were many other fine grapplers on the team. Jerry Hedgecoe wrestled for his first year, and accomplished a phenomenal district championship and third in the State. Howard Widis went undefeated during the regular season, but was sadly upset in District quali¬ fications. He was not able to go to State. Bob Parnell’s record was the same as Howard’s demonstrating that tournament play is often unfair. Senior Fitzhugh Stout finished second in the state. Jeff Chandler pauses to plan his strategy while opponent displays his distaste at giving up riding time. Undefeated regular season grapplers Thompson, Bruce Thompson displays sportsmanship before a Parnell, Currie, Widis, and Williams. jqH THE SEASON M.P. Opponent 40 Independence 15 30 Statesville 23 55 Starmount 10 42 North 14 53 Garinger 8 25 East 20 40 Boone 13 35 West 17 35 Hunter Huss 18 45 South 10 31 Harding 14 32 North 19 36 Olympic 13 Conference—First Place Sectionals—First Place State—First Place 116 A Fitzhugh Stout toys, avoids opponent’s tackle while team pays close attention. Anguish shows in opponent’s face as Bruce Thompson pulls a typical quick pin. Coaching, Individual Desire Blend in Superior Wrestling Jr. Howard Widdis takes control of a running opponent Greg Currie rounded out the seniors of this year’s team. Greg’s season was one of considerable disappointment as he was plagued with knee trouble throughout the year. Greg still pro¬ duced well, however, totaling some forty-five points for the team. Tim Ferguson and Robert Ross acted as replacements and added depth to the already strong team. Rick Lee. a junior, produced a very good season. He accumulated ten wins, placed sec¬ ond in the District, and finished strongly in the State Tournament. Jeff Chandler added many points to the team, while Jerry Hedgecoe was unde¬ feated for his four matches. It is very unlikely that any team in the future will be able to match the excellence of the 1968 Wrestling Team. A team can only be so good, and this team was standing at the top. Next year veterans Lee, Widis, Hedge¬ coe, Ferguson, Coppedge, and others will return to hopefully produce an¬ other fine season. The next year will be a difficult one, however, for other schools in the District will have ma¬ tured and make tough competition. Still, Myers Park will always have this season to remember if others fail. A sincere congratulations to an extreme¬ ly fine season. Portrait of an athlete: Currie in position of mind. Wrestling Team: FRONT ROW: Mgr. Church, Hedgecoe, Widis, Chandler, PameU, Thompson, Chapman, Currie. SECOND ROW: Coe, Stout, Lee, Coppedge, Boyd, Ross, Ferguson, Reynolds, and Williams. Conference Championship Seized by Sophomore Jack Morrow displays excellent entry form. A new coach and a renewed team spirit led the Myers Park swimming team to a conference championship and a deceiving fourth place in the State Meet this year. Coach Gene Link, new to the team and the school this year, must be recognized as one responsible for much of the team’s success. Never having coached swim¬ ming before and unfamiliar with the minor sport, he took it upon himself to learn everything, even up to the strokes used and practicing them him¬ self. He could be seen after practice learning how to dive, and became rather amazingly proficient rapidly. His drive restored a respect and a spirit that had been lost in recent years. Senior Gene Stallings once again showed he could be tough. He put meat into the four hundred freestyle, while Edward Godwin usually dom¬ inated the fifty free in dual meets. Bill Ranson swam in the fifty and hundred free and wherever a strong man was needed. Senior Doug Gubbins con¬ tended strongly in breastroke and helped build the medly relay, one of the strongest in the state. Junior Tom Rehm swam individual medly, hundred fly, and the fifty free in tough meets. Teague Skaggs was a strong fill-in for the freestyle relay along with Kemp Dunaway and Tim Turner who added depth. Steve Hawes was a fine backstroker and free-style man. Sophomore Backstroker Buddy Brietz pulls into the wall in the medly relay. Senior Breaststroker Gubbins leans off the blocks just as Brietz makes contact. THE SEASON M.P. Opponent 28 Grimsley 67 46 North 49 66 East 29 ECO Invitational — 2nd Place 36 North 34 46 Chapel Hill 49 56 Spartanburg 39 Southeastern Invitational 6 th Place North 66 South (dual meet) 26 Grimsley 5 5 North 61 h (Conference) 25 East 33 •he Meet— 4th Place 1968 Swimming: FRONT ROW: Gilbert, K. Skaggs, Brietz, Morrow, White. SECOND ROW: Hawes, Dunaway, Rehm, Atwell, T. Skaggs, Turner. THIRD ROW: Stallings, Ranson, Coach Link, Gubbins, and McLaughlin. 118 Agile Swimmers Sophomore Buddy Brietz was out¬ standing and his efforts and spirit added a great deal to the overall team success. Fine things are expected out of Brietz next year, along with an¬ other sophomore, Ken Skaggs. The diving department was once again the strongest in the State this year. This year Senior Steve McLaughlin was back and a new diver, Jack Morrow, also joined the team. The two were undefeated in dual meets, trading the first place back and forth between them. In the State Meet, Morrow captured first place with a score of 328.65 and McLaughlin fin¬ ished second with 308.65. Both were nominated for High School All-Ameri¬ can. Most Valuable Gene Stallings (left) and Ken Skaggs leave the blocks for the 400 freestyle distance event. Gubbins stretches out for a fine start. Mr. Skaggs and Coach Niver, looking on, were a great help all year. Steve Hawes and Ed Godwin begin the 100 freestyle. Both were valuable assets. Steve McLaughlin, nominated for High School All-American, pauses before a dive at the state meet. 119 Goins strains every muscle in a melodramatic intramural Bob Goins plays brilliant pass coverage over the world reknown receiver Poe. surge. Extended Intramural Program Prompts Sportsmanship, Harold Muse inflicts terror rushing on his victims. A quarterback, a ball, a good back, and no receiver. The Myers Park Intramural prog ram this year was an unknown but bene¬ ficial program providing recreation for boys not participating in varsity sports. Directed by two teachers new to the school this year, Mr. Warren Cox and Mr. Ed. Good, the program was more extensive than previously but was still lacking in support among the many. Despite the apparent lack of interest, the intramurals attracted good com¬ petition in football, basketball, and tennis. Wrestling intramurals were also planned for but never materialized due again to lack of interest. Perhaps next year active participation of more students will make the program more worthwhile for the money allotted and the inconvenience to the direc¬ tors. Being attacked by two acquaintances would be interesting, but avoiding the situation becomes more important. 120 Bob Goins attempts the impossible: catching the ball. A quarterback fakes everyone out: throwing to a tree. In contemplative solitude Jim Jeffries studies grass. Amusement for All The football intramurals attracted a number of boys, with tournament play deciding who was to play the championship. “Pat’s Blue Ribbon” squeeked by the “Whalloping Winos” 16-0 in a hung-over game. A Junior team, very appropriately termed the “Squirrels,” swept the basketball in¬ tramurals. Gene Horton and Tommy Markham dominated tennis with their astounding skills. Unpopular rejects from a low-budget horror movie rush an imaginary Y.A. Tittle in hopes of gaining reknown. Steve Poe approaches the tee wit!) career ambitions, such as finger amputation. Nonconformity reigns as the ball is thrown behind the receiver, not the norm. 121 122 Student Life 125 Senior Class 131 Organizations 185 Clubs 189 Sports 197 Track 197 Baseball 200 Golf 203 Tennis 205 Closing Section 208 Sponsors Patrons 212 Acknowledgements 216 Spring, with that nameless pathos in the air Which dwells with all things fair, Spring, with her golden suns and silver rain, Is with us once again . . . Henry Timrod 123 College Boards, Sadie Hawkins Dance The school atmosphere changes with the coming of spring. A sense of re¬ newal permeates the student body. In¬ side and out, new life abounds. Excite¬ ment, expectation, and laughter are present as thoughts gaily turn from the “grind” to the inviting outside. Mus¬ tangs manage to take spring fever in stride and work in relaxation. Minds tend to wander as unfeeling teachers continue assigning term pa¬ pers. Libraries and bookstores become beehives of activity. In March Juniors have their first change at College Boards. The results of this test are anxiously awaited. Track, tennis, and baseball keep the boys busy with practice while the girls have their inning at Sadie Hawkins Day. The dance featured Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs who put on a show like never before. The mood set by the dance and the privilege of wearing shorts made it easier for students to attend classes on the Saturday after Sadie Hawkins. Each year the Thespians delight the Myers Park student body with the theater-in-the-round. This year “The Night Is My Enemy” absolutely cap¬ tivated the audience with its “hair- raising” mystery. During a production presented in the round, the audience is so close to the play’s action that it becomes personally involved with the characters. The suspense of “The Night is My Enemy” was overwhelm¬ ing. Spring has arrived as seen in the blooming of the flowers. This flower is only one of the many signs that appears to indicate a renewal of life on campus. Each person is challenged to discover the new “me.” Students relish and relax in the freedom that has been presented by Spring. Students are seen casually walking to and from classes. Myers Park has two excellent programs by which its students are able to realize their citizenship in the whole world. The Charlotte Exchange and the American Field Service programs afford foreign and American youth to share in common experiences. Cathy Harkey talks about her experiences at the Foreign Exchange Assembly. The Thespians present the breathtaking drama “The Night is My Enemy.” The audience become a part of the honor as the actors became the characters they are portraying. Debbie Hutchison, Lloyd Rose, Bany Bell, and Leslie Fox dramatically interpret their roles. During his lunch period Ty Church sees a new outlook on the subject as he chooses one science book from among many in the school library. 124 To everyone’s delight Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs sing a medley of their hits during the Sadie Hawkins Dance. These terrific performers never stop entertaining a large crowd at Park Center. The dance, sponsored by the Student Council, encouraged all girls to invite an eligible boy to share the weekend of dining, dancing, and picnicking. Recipients of Letters of Commendation are, as follows: Stephanie Stothart, Libbie Andrews, Risa Levine, Ruth Scott Carl Whittaker, Ward Bursley, Robert Parrott Sue Wright (not pictured). Laurens Willard and Hank Williams finally find a way to win, although illegally, the Student-Faculty Basketball Game. Each year students and teachers join in a game of fun and frolic to entertain an audience. 125 A Physics lab is an excellent opportunity to discover the complexity of the world in which we live. Jay Lee experiments with a spectroscope and wave machine. Spring saw many changes occur at MP. The most unusual one was the cultivation of Mr. Barber’s garden. Such plants as parsley, sage, and thyme were grown. Plus pieces of sculpture designed by the “budding” artists decorated the small plot. Eddie Burnsides and Reggie Caldwell work for the common effort. The Cushion Concert and Carnival Provide Recreation for Ambassador Carol Baucom delicately paints flow¬ ers on someone’s knee. This booth was one of many at the carnival. The choir even performed “marriages” for couples who wished to be sere¬ naded by the illustrious group. Spring fever is an obstacle which students must overcome to survive third quarter. The faculty combats an illusive force which infiltrates study with such requests as, “How about having class outside today?” Teachers arm themselves with their defense- report cards. This year’s Easter vacation which usual¬ ly grants a reprieve from study is being used to make up snow days. Groans can be heard from one end of campus to the other as school remains open. “We’re having a carnival, Myers Park’s first!” announces the Inter-Club coun¬ cil. A certain percentage of profits goes to the Inter-Club scholarship. Every interested club, hoping to clev¬ erly outwit any competition, has made elaborate plans for a booth. The public is invited to join in sponge throwing, flower painting, car bashing, and even ice cream making. The carni¬ val is a center of fun and entertain¬ ment for all habitual window shop¬ pers, hippies, rabble rousers, regular students, and moms and dads. For an unusual evening, the Senior class invites everyone to the Cushion Concert. Folk singers, comedy acts, and rockin’ band groups provide en¬ tertainment for a lively evening. Every music enthusiast expects to be there sitting or standing, stag or drag, dead or alive. Miss Bost and her history class try desperately to cope with spring fever and to properly cover the World History course at the same time. Whether the latter can be accomplished while the former is remedied is a doubtful question. 126 The untimely, tragic death of Dr. Martin Luther King brought a time for careful reflection. Mr. Rory spoke at a memorial service arranged by MP students. Restless Students Student Council elections is a time of nerves, excitement, and re-evaluation. Coleman Smith de¬ cides to ride his tricycle in support of his candi¬ date. Mary Catherine Rendleman, Scott Verner, Neal Schwantes, and Doug Gubbins play a special arrangement at the Cushion Concert Because of the variety of talent offered, anyone could find their “thing” during a relaxing evening. Myers Park strives to orient its students on the common experiences shared by all. Sue George, Susan Neal, Susan Arendel, and Susan Miles find several things in common at the Sophomore Tea given by Keyettes. Each Spring the club invites Sophomore girls to become acquainted with its members and its functions. Edward Lowe, Bunny Alexander, Jim Danbury, and Ward Bursley listen as Doug Gubbins and Scott Verner serenade everyone passing by on a lazy. Spring afternoon. 127 As the Junior Class learned this year, giving a Jr.-Sr. is such a time-consuming, frenzied business. Will Webb, Baxter Hutcheson, and helpers work diligently to complete their mural. Somehow, most plans are completed before the actual night. Along with Spring As the school year draws to a close, a final, hurried rush of activity begins. The last weeks are the time for some of the most important events of the year. The Sidewalk Art Show affords par¬ ents and students the opportunity to observe and purchase the work of Myers Park’s art students. The show brings forth nearly every picture done by the students during the 1967-68 school year for every art student is allowed to enter at least one picture. The student artists profit substantially from the sale, as each student keeps all but ten percent of the sale price. The Junior-Senior Prom given for the Seniors by the Junior Class provides the crowning touch for the year’s social activities. The decorations based on fairy-tale stories climax twelve weeks of intense work. Couples stroll through the various rooms reaping the harvest of much endeavor. To Michele Glen- ham and Fred Barden the New Cafeteria becomes a fairyland. The Sidewalk Art Show creates more excitement for the habitual browser, the amateur art enthusiast, and the sensitive loafer than any other school event The Show exhibits the art work produced within the year. Many parents, students, and just interested people come to look, buy, and admire the sculpture, needlework, blockprints, and paintings. The money earned finances both the students’ and art department’s various causes. The sound of the bagpipes introduces the audience to the flavor and spirit of BRIGADOON. The bagpipes shove the hands of the clock back into the time of Old World beliefs and traditions. For after all, one day lived in the town of Brigadoon is like one hundred years in any other place. 128 Come the Mustang Traditions that Complete the Memories The Chorus and Orchestra combined their talents to make this year’s musi¬ cal, Brigadoon, a great success. Lerner and Lowe’s Brigadoon is a fanciful play deriving its name from an imagin¬ ary Scottish town. The cast and crew of Brigadoon rehearse for many nights whipping the play into shape. Well over two hundred people are responsi¬ ble for the production of Brigadoon as the set crew, chorus, lighting crew, prop men, and many others work with Mr. McGrew during the long hours of preparation. Finally it’s opening night, and Brigadoon begins three nights of successful performances. The last few weeks seem agonizingly long to everyone, and the Seniors begin to doubt if graduation will ever arrive. But, graduation does come, and with it comes a feeling of relief for past accomplishments, and a feeling of anticipation toward future challenges. The very existence of Brigadoon was threatened with the hatred of Harry (Bobby Crump) for the town. The result was the killing of Harry. In this scene the men try to rationalize the necessity of Harry’s death; each person vows not to tell the other town folk. Buddy Thomason and Irene Belk have been selected by the Senior Class to be Mr. and Miss Myers Park. It is felt that these people possess the qualities which exemplify the best attributes at Myers Park—Character, Service, Loyalty, and Dependability. Christi Clanton straightens Debby Thompson’s collar minutes before the processional. Each Senior begins realizing that a way of life is drawing to a close. Memory’s door, however, will never completely close. 129 Overview We look beyond. Summer in its fullness comes. Tomorrow’s promise beckons with knowledge. Like a beacon to light our path. Three years Filled. Toil, laughter, youth’s nectar a heady wine Filling memory’s cup of time when hand grows weak. Proud Thanksgiving We are ready for Life’s ever-changing moods. The door stands open And we enter to seek. Mimi McDonald and Laurie Newton find a few moments to chat before that second bell rings. These precious moments crystalize as time stands still. Douglas Deal and Larry Carter enjoy a pep rally. Though in a crowd the individual Mustang must stand out Irene Belk, intoxicated with victory, hugs Billy Tate. A year at MP is mixture of wins and losses. Temporarily abandoned for a snow holiday, TARTUFFE patiently awaits its owner’s return. Totally absorbed in taking notes, Wray Abercrom¬ bie discovers a new world opening before him. On Halloween one Band member decides to toot Fall, Winter, Spring. The individual walks this his code of living. Many people might join his campus-growing with its ever-changing moods, ranks. 130 Buddy Thomason President Fitzhugh Stout Vice-President Marshall Young Secretary Seniors Surpass Previous Classes with Mustang Spirit Myers Park has always prided itself on the excellence of its senior classes, and the Class of 1968 has followed tradi¬ tion by surpassing the previous classes. For three years they have benefited from the advantages put before them and in return have supported and contributed to Myers Park in all pos¬ sible ways. Through enthusiasm and effort, the Senior Class has exhibited true Mustang spirit while adding im¬ petus to underclassmen. Spirited “Se¬ nior Mustangs” have led and support¬ ed the school from the stands as well as from the fields. As in the past years, this class had its share of excellent athletes. National Merit Scholars, various winners of many other scholarships, Gold Key art winners, and talented musicians. The drama department can boast of its talented seniors who contributed en¬ thusiastically to the many productions given this year with “Brigadoon” high¬ lighting the year. The Myers Park Fair found Seniors working and supporting the clubs to which they belonged. Under the leadership of able Class and Student Council officers, the Seniors worked to unify Myers Park and keep it in the number one position in all activities. Mark Edwards Treasurer 131 One of the most important facets of Myers Park life centers around our Foreign Exchange Students. Each year several Myers Park families have an unforgettable experience in interna¬ tional living by hosting foreign stu¬ dents under the American Field Ser¬ vice and the Charlotte Exchange Stu¬ dent Program. Both the students and host family are carefully screened. Patience and a sense of humor are necessities in helping the new brother or sister adjust to an entirely new mode of living. Myers Park students are given the opportunity to visit families abroad during the summer months. They, too, experience an entirely new way of life while adopting new customs and making new friends. In both groups of students, each is emphatic when describing the experience as the most memorable of their lives. They have accepted and participated in a different society while gaining in in¬ ternational understanding. Kirsten Bolling comes from Norway to enjoy the Myers Park campus with her sister Cathy Harkey. Emily Seldon and Nina Holbeck from Denmark enjoy the various advantages of Myers Park. Bruce Howe from New Zealand and Rick Ericson participate actively in Myers Park life. English wit enters the life of Susanna Spencer with the arrival of Colan Appelton from England. Colan Appelton and Nina Holbeck create interna¬ tional understanding with their contributions to Myers Park. Exchange Students Enjoy Year as American Teenagers 132 Tersch Whitesides models those fashions he feels are appropriate for a prim and proper M.P. senior boy. Mary Melinda Abney MELINDA entered ’64. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 1, 2; Dance 1, 2; Publicity 1; Spanish Club 3. John Wesley Adams JOHN entered ’66. Deremia Wyola Alexander DE REE entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 2; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Mustang Medics 1; Red Cross 2; Glee 1, 2, 3; South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Douglas Sloan Alexander DOUG entered ’65. J.V. Football 1. Eleanor Huske Alexander BUNNY entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2; Clubs: French 3; Speech 3; Y-Teens 3; Honor Society 3. June Marie Alexander JUNE MARIE entered ’65. Chorus 2, 3; Girls’ Glee Club 2, 3. Keven DeLima Alexander KEVEN entered ’65. Limelighters Club 1, 2. Troy Caroline Alexander TROY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Dance 1, 2, 3; Welcoming 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Lettergirl 3; Big Sister 3; Clubs: Spanish 2. Martha Nell Alley MARTHA entered ’65. Lisa Altbach LISA entered ’65. GAA 1, 2; Clubs: French 2, 3; Social Studies 3; Speech 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal. Melinda Abney John Adams De’Ree Alexander Doug Alexander Bunny Alexander June Marie Alexander Keven Alexander Troy Alexander Martha Alley Lisa Altbach ■H jypical Mustang Spirit is Exhibited by Enthusiastic Seniors Mary Glen Altvater Bob Anders Marty Anderson Libbie Andrews Bob Annas Ellen Apperson Laurice Aramoonie Peaches Archie Senior Homeroom Presidents. FRONT ROW: Norton, Thompson. Harkey, Harkey, Aramoonie, Ranson. SECOND ROW: McKim, Walton, Paterson, Thomas, Bethune. THIRD ROW: Lipscomb, Moore, Shiffman, Bursley, Marshal. Seniors receive important message via the 1967 class gift which is an LA attraction. 134 Big Brothers and Sisters Assisted Confused Sophomores Mary Glenn Altvater MARY GLENN entered ’67. Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: Latin 3; Pen Pushers 3; Y-Teens 3. Robert Rufus Anders, Jr. BOB entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 2, 3; House and Grounds 2, 3; Dance 1, 3; Homeroom Officer 1; J.V. Basketball 1; Varsity Basketball 2, 3; Clubs: Key 2, 3; Mono¬ gram 2, 3; Red Cross 1, 2, 3; Social Studies 3; Spanish 2. John Martin Anderson MARTY entered ’65. Cross Country 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Mustang Medics 1, 2; Spanish 1, 2. Elizabeth Jones Andrews LIBBIE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Welcoming 2, 3; Publicity 2, 3; Class Officer 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; J.V. Cheerleader 1; Cheerleader 2; Head Cheerleader 3; Clubs: Ambassadors 1, 2, 3; French 1; Math 3; Homecoming Queen 3; Junior Marshal 2; DAR Good Citizen 2, 3; French NHS 2, 3; Honor Society 2, 3. Robert Michael Annas BOB entered ’65. J.V. Basketball 1; Track 1, 2, 3. Ellen Williams Apperson ELLEN entered ’65. Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; Limelighters 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Modern Music Masters 3; My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Laurice Mary Aramoonie LAUR1CE entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 1, 2; Publicity 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Peach Ella Archie PEACH entered ’66. Susan Arrington SUSAN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Dance 1, 2, 3; Publicity 1; Lettergirl 2, Head 3; Cheerleader 1; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Student Rep. 3; Big Sister 3. Clubs: Pen Pushers 3; Red Cross 1; Spanish 2. Billie Jean Austin BILLIE entered ’65. Dist. Ed. Treasurer 2. 3. Jeanine Sandra Austin JEANINE entered ’66. Student Council 1; Home¬ room Officer 1; Band 1; Cheerleader 1; Office Assistant 2, 3; FHA 1; Honor Society 2, 3. Stephen Brawner Austin STEVE entered ’65. Student Council 1, 2; Com¬ mittees: Citizenship 1; Publicity 1; Dance 1; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Band 1; Crosscountry 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3; Junior Marshal; Jr.-Sr. Pictures Committee Chairman; Clubs: French 1; Interact 1, 2, 3 Pres.; Monogram 2 Treas.; Mustang Medics 1, 2; Honor Society 3. Douglas Lynn Ayers DOUG entered’65. Basketball JV 1; Baseball JV 1, Varsity 2. Gary Netherland Babcock GARY entered ’65. Student Council Vice Pres. 3; Committees: Dance 1, 2, 3; Welcoming 1, 2; Election 3; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Basketball JV 1; Tennis 1, 3; Varsity Baseball 2; Clubs: Hi-Y 1,2, 3; Key 1, 2, 3; Monogram 2, 3. Brenda Kay Bailey B. B. entered ’66. Linda Darnell Baker LINDA entered ’65. Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Red Cross 3; Girls’ Glee Club 2, 3. Robert Earl Baker BOB entered ’65. JV Basketball 1. James Taylor Banbury JIM entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1; Homeroom Officer 1; Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Limelighters 2, 3; Out Town, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, RUR. Susan Arrington Gary Babcock Billie Austin Brenda Bailey Jeanie Austin Linda Baker Steve Austin Bob Baker Douglas Ayers Jim Banbury 135 Seniors are Faced with College Decisions Early in the Year Jerry Barrett Lloyd Barrier Marcia Barton Maja Louise Banks MAJA entered ’65’ Chorus 3. Joe Dean Barbee JOE entered ’65. Frederick McLean Barden FRED entered ’65. Chorus 3; Choir 3; Orchestra 1, 2; Boys’ Glee Club 3; Photography 3; Swimming 1; Clubs: Spanish. Terry Wayne Barrett TERRY entered ’65. Lloyd Garrison Barrier LLOYD entered ’65. Clubs: I C T. Marcia Marie Barton MARCIA entered ’65. Clubs: Mustang Medics 3; Pen Pushers 2. Albert Stewart Bassett CHIP entered ’65. JV Football 1; Varsity Football 2 . Pamela Jo Bayne PAM entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2, 3; School Spirit 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 3; Lettergirl 2; Cheerleader JV Head 1; Lettergirl 2; Cheerleader 3. Chip Bassett Irene Belk Pam Bayne Barbara Benner Marion Beatty Skip Bennett Tim Beaver Cherry Bentley Elizabeth Besson Kathie Bergsen 136 Seniors Enjoy Privilege of Student Lounge During Lunch Marion Lindsay Beaty HALL entered ’65. Clubs: I C T 2, 3; VICA 2, 3; Graphic 3. Timothy Paris Beaver TIM entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 3; House and Grounds 2; Homeroom Officer 1; Football JV 1, Varsity 2, 3; Basketball JV 1, Varsity 2, 3; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman; Clubs: Hi-Y 1, 2, Chaplain 3; Key 1, 2, Chaplain and Sgt. at Arms 3; Latin 1; Monogram 2, 3. Elizabeth Corwin Beeson BETTE entered ’66. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 2; Publicity 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Spanish Club 2. Irene Grotness Belk IRENE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2, 3; School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Chairman of Hall of Fame; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Lettergirl 3; GAA 1, 2; Show Biz Revue 3; Big Sister 3; Clubs: Ambassadors 2, District Chaplain 3; French 1, Vice-Pres. 2, 3; FTA 2, County Sec. 3; Speech 3; Y-Teens 1, 2; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chai rman; Senior Class Speaker Committee Chairman; Miss Myers Park; Girls State 2; Wild Acres 2. Barbara Benner BARBARA entered ’65. Gene Paul Bennett SKIP entered ’65. JV Baseball 1, 2; Clubs: Engi¬ neers Secretary German 3. Cherry Ann Bentley CHERRY entered ’65. Annual Representative 1; Pen Pushers Club 3. Ruth Kathleen Bergren KATHI entered ’65. Chorus 1, 2, 3; Choir 2, 3 My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. William Hunter Bethune WILL entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Clubs: Key 1, 2, Vice-Pres. 3; Latin 1, 2; Honor Society 2, 3; Junior Marshal. Norbert Allen Black NORBIE entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 3; Cho¬ rus 1; Clubs: French 1,2,3; German 2, President 3; Great Books 2; Glee Club 1, 2; Honor Society 2, 3; French NHS 2, 3; National Merit Scholar; Junior Marshal. John Franklin Blackwelder JOHNNY entered ’65. JV Football 1; Varsity 2, 3; Track 1, 2. Veronica Lake Blackwell VERN entered ’64. Emily Jane Blackwood EMILY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1; Citizenship 1, 2; Foreign Exchange 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 2; GAA 1, Sportsleader 2, Vice-Pres. 3; Cap and Gown Committee Chairman; Clubs: Ambassadors 3; French 2, 3; Limelighters 2, 3; Red Cross 1; Spanish 3; Y-Teens Secretary 1, 2, President 3. George Vaden Blackwood VADEN entered ’65. Soccer 2, 3; Clubs: Engineers 1, 2, Sgt. of Arms 3; Red Cross 3. Rory Wayne Blake RORY entered ’65. Yearbook Staff Photographer 2, 3; Varsity Football Manager 1. Whiteford Smith Blakeney, Jr. WHITEY entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Band 1; Office Assistant 1; Latin Club 2, Treas. 3. Thomas Shannon Blansett TOMMY entered ’66. JV Football 2. Jan Christine Blucher CHRIS entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Hall of Fame 2; Publicity 2, Representative 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Lettergirl 3; Keyette Club 1, Jr. Representative 2; Vice-Pres. 3, Most Outstanding Member of Student Council 2. Will Bethune Vaden Blackwood Norbie Black Rory Blake Johnny Blackwelder Whitey Blakeney Veronica Blackwell Tommy Blansett Emily Blackwood Chris Blucher 137 Philip Blumenthal Kirsten Bolling Sue Bowermaster Donald Boyd Bud Boye Johnny Bradley Meredith Brantley Sharon Brecher Mike Brewer Senior Boys Excel in Various Varsity Sports During Year “The Night is My Enemy” displayed such Senior talent as that shown by members of the Drama department Philip Blumenthal PHIL entered ’65. Clubs: Engineers 3; French 2; Interact 3; Honor Society 3; French NHS; Junior Marshal. Kirsten Bolling KIRSTEN entered ’67. Student Council Represen¬ tative; Foreign Exchange Student Council Commit¬ tee; Clubs: German 3; Keyettes 3; Speech 3; N Forensic L; Foreign Exchange Student. Sue Bowermaster SUE entered ’65. Donald Carnell Boyd DONALD entered ’66. Harry George Boye, Jr. BUD entered ’65. Chorus 3; Speech Club 3; N Forensic L 3; Set Crew Brigadoon 3. Johnny Dexter Bradley DEX entered ’65. JV Baseball 1; JV Football 2; Varsity Football 3. Meredith Ann Brantley MEREDITH entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Dance 1, 2; Publicity 1; Homeroom Officer 2, 3; FT A Club 3. Sharon Joyce Brecher SHAYE entered ’67. Limelighters Club 3. Michael Glenn Brewer MIKE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Welcoming 1; School Spirit 1; Homeroom Officer 1; Golf 2; Latin Club 2. Carrie Bell Bridge CARRIE entered ’64. Office Assistant 3. Catherine Maree Briggs CATHERINE entered in ’65. Student Council Committees: Public Relations 3; Dance 1, 2. Charlie Waymon Brooks CHARLIE entered in ’65. Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Boys Glee Club 1, 2, 3. My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Linda Kay Broome KAY entered ’65. Dist. Ed. 2, 3. Charles Richard Brown CHARLIE entered in ’65. 138 Maree Briggs Charlie Brooks Kay Broome Charlie Brown Gaines Brown Karen Brown Helen Browning Betty Brownridge Sarah Bruton Edward Bryant Myers Park Has Six National Merit Scholarship Winners Gaines Edgar Brown GAINES entered in ’65. ICT 3. Follow Mr. Kiser’s example and “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.” Karen Olivia Brown KAREN entered in ’65. Foreign Exchange Com¬ mittee 2, 3; Intermurals 1; FHA 1, 2, 3; Lime- lighters 1; Speech 3. Helen Howard Browning HELEN entered in ’65. Foreign Exchange Commit¬ tee 2, 3; Dance 3; Clubs: French 2, 3; FTA 3; Speech 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal. Elizabeth Anne Brownridge BETTY entered in ’65. Foreign Exchange 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Latin 1, 2, 3; Mustang Medics 1, 2, 3; Speech 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal 2. Sarah Cecilia Bruton SARAH entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 1; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Y-Teens 2, 3. South Pacific , My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Henry Edward Bryant EDWARD entered in ’65. HR Officer 1, 2; Sports: Soccer 1. 139 Mary Rendleman is Concertmaster at All-State Orchestra Ruth Buker Kathy Bullock Hunter Bumgardner Frank Burke William Burke Ward Bursley Mike Burton Linda Byrum Emily Caddell Johnny Caldwell Susan Foster exhibits typical Senior talents sing¬ ing a solo during the Easter Assembly. Ruth Anne Buker RUTH entered ’65. Yearbook Staff 2, Jr. Class Editor 3; Clubs: Latin 2, 3; Speech 3; Set Crew Co-Chairman of South Pacific, My Fair Lady, and Brigadoon. Kathleen Annette Bullock KATH1E entered ’65. Mustang Medics Club 3; Office Assistant 3; VICA Secretary 3. H unter Marshall Bumgardner HUNTER entered ’65. Clubs: German 1, Treas. 2, 3; Mustang Medics 1, 2, 3; Social Studies 2; House and Grounds Student Council Committee. Francis Joseph Burke, III FRANK entered ’65. Social Studies Club 2. William Allen Burke BILL entered ’67. German Club 3; Honor Society 3. Ward Lynn Bursley WARD entered ’65. Student Council Representa¬ tive 3; Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Band 1, 2, 3; Cross Country 3; Clubs: German 2, 3; Key 2, 3; Math Vice-Pres. 3; Chess 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal; National Merit Letter of Commendation. John Michael Burton MIKE entered ’65. Track 2, 3; Clubs: International Relations 3; Interact 3; Latin 1, 2, 3. Linda Jean By rum LINDA entered ’65. Dist. Education Club 2, 3. Emily Brooks Caddell EMILY entered ’65. Yearbook Staff 2, Faculty- Curriculum Editor 3, Clubs: International Rela¬ tions 2, 3; Latin 1, 2, 3; Y-Teens 2; Student Council Dance Committee. John Victor Caldwell JOHNNY entered ’65. Michael Dee Caldwell MIKE entered ’67. Cross Country 3; Track 3. Reginald Reid Caldwell REGG1 entered ' 65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2; JV Wrestling 1; JV Baseball 1; Gold Key Winner in Art. Ed Campbell ED entered ’65. 140 for Second Year Sandra Kay Campbell SANDY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Welcoming 2; School Spirit 2; Clubs: French 2; Pen Pushers 3. Mallory King Cannon MIKE entered ’64. Homeroom Officer 2, 3. Barbara Lynn Cansler LYNN entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1; Clubs: German 1, 2; Limelighters 1, 2. Fran Capel FRAN entered ’65. Patricia Ann Caraway PAT entered ’66. GAA 1; Pen Pushers Club 3. William Anthony Carrothers ANTHONY entered ’66. ICT Club 2, 3. Elinor Lane Carson LANE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 2, 3; School Spirit 2, 3; Welcoming 1, 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; JV Cheerleader 1; Varsity Cheerleader 3; Millie Mustang 2; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman; Class Committee Chairman; Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; French 2, 3. Miss Whittaker seems to have solved various problems with the addition of a pillary. What were those rumors of a guilitine being ordered next? Mike Caldwell Lynn Cansler Reggie Caldwell Fran Capel Ed Campbell Patricia Caraway Sandra Campbell Anthony Carothers Mike Cannon Lane Carson 141 John Casanova Randy Cassels Sally Cates Eddie Cecil Dennis Chapman Doug Chapman Christine Christensen Christi Clanton Jan Claridge Barbara Clark Dr. Lewis issues the induction pledge to new members of the National Honor Society. Stella Clark John Paul Cloud Dianne Clifton Sandra Clough Johnny Clontz Ken Coe 142 Carl Whittaker Honors School and State as MIT Scholar John Frederick Casanova JOHN entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Stu¬ dent Council Representative 3; JV Football 1; Varsity Football 2, 3; Track 1, 2; Hi-Y Club Vice-Pres. 1, Treasurer 2 and 3. William Randolph Cassels RANDY entered ’67. Sarah Katharine Cates SALLY entered ’66. Student Council Committees: Public Relations 3; Dance 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 3; Spanish Club 2, 3; Christmas Queen 3. Eddie Cecil EDDIE entered ’65. Dennis Ray Chapman DENNIS entered ’65. JV Wrestling 1; Varsity Wrestling 2, 3; Clubs: Hi-Y 3; Monogram 3. Alan Douglas Chapman DOUG entered ’65. Crosscountry 1; Track 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Hi-Y 3; Monogram 1, 2, 3. Christine Marie Christensen CHRISTINE entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: School Spirit 1; Public Relations 2; Dance 1; Spanish Club 2. Christi Ann Clanton CHRISTI entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 3; GAA 1; Y-Teens Club 1. Janette Darling Claridge JAN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2; Publicity 1, 2; Dance 1, 2; French Club 1, 2. Barbara Clarke Chilton BARBARA JEAN entered ’65. Chorus 1; Clubs: Dist. Education 2, 3; Red Cross 2. Stella Louise Clark STELLA entered ’66. Dianne Elizabeth Clifton DIANNE entered ’65. Dist. Education Club 3; Office Assistant 3. Johnny Bland Clontz JOHNNY entered ’65. Choir 1, 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Clubs: FTA 1, 2, Treasurer 3; Limelighters 1, 2, 3; Social Studies 1, 2, 3; Boy’s Glee 1, 2, Treasurer 3; Thespians 2, Treasurer 3; Modern Music Masters 3; Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, South Pacific. John Paul Cloud JOHN entered ’66. Sandra Clough SANDRA entered ’65. Kenneth Sears Coe, Jr. KEN entered ’65. Student Council Representative 1; Publicity Committee 1; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; JV Wrestling 2; Varsity Wrestling 3; Tennis 1; Clubs: Engineers 1; French 1, 2; Key 1, 2, President 3; Monogram 2, 3; Honor Society 2, Vice-Pres. 3; French NHS 2; Junior Marshal; Morehead Scholar 3. Thomas Richard Coffey TOM entered ’65. HR officer 1; Yearbook Staff 3. Clubs: Engineers 3 Catherine Elizabeth Coker CATHI entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2; Dance 1; Public Relations 2, Chairman 3; HR Officer 2; Sports: GAA 1. Martha Ann Cole MARTHA ANN entered ’66. HR Officer 1, 2; Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1; Sports: GAA 1; Clubs: French 1, 2; Pen Pushers 2; Red Cross 1, 2. Elise Elizabeth Coleman LESA entered ’66. Distributive Education 3. Tom Coffey Cathi Coker Martha Ann Cole Elise Coleman Barbara Collins Barbara Connell Barbara Jean Collins BARBARA entered ' 66. Chorus 3; My Fair Lady. Clubs: Pen Pushers 2. Barbara Frances Connell BARBARA entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Publicity 1, 2; Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1, 2; Clubs: French 2; FHA 3; Pen Pushers 1. Nathaniel Cornwell NATHAN entered ’66. Marion Robert Couick ROBBIE entered ' 65. HR Officer 3; Chorus 3; Sports: JV Football 1, Varsity 2, 3; Varsity Baseball 1, 2, 3. Nathanie Cornwell Robert Couick 143 Seniors Eagerly Await Snow Days Sometimes it takes ingenuity on the part of our elders to outwit smartaleaks like Don Dietrich. Gregory Alden Culpepper GREG entered in ’65. Sports: Soccer 3; Clubs: Engineers 3; Electronics 3. Ronald Mason Culp RON entered in ’65. Robert Leo Crump, Jr. BOBBY entered in ’66. Track 1 , Brigadoon. Jr.-Sr. Co-Chairman 2. Karen Elizabeth Crawford CASEY entered in ’65. Dist. Ed. 2, 3, Sec. 2; Publicity Chairman 3. Joyce Muriel Cox JOY entered in ’65. Chorus 2; Cheerleader 1, 2, 3. David Lancaster Crawford DAVE entered in ’65. Band 1, 2, 3; Drum Major 3, M. P. Dance Band 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Social Studies 1, 2, 3; Speech 2; Honor Society 2, 3; Mod Music Masters 3; Junior Marshal 2. Jo Anne Crilly JO ANNE entered in ’65. HR Officer 2; Clubs: FT A 2, 3; Keyettes 2, 3; Red Cross 2, 3; Spanish 2, 3. Peggy Ann Crowell PEGGY entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Welcoming 1, 2, 3; School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Publicity 2, 3; HR Officer Treas. 2; Yearbook Staff 3; Clubs: French 2, 3; Intr. Relations 2, 3; Keyettes 3; Red Cross 2; Y-Teens 1, 2, Pres. 3. Frances Nell Culp FRANCES entered in ’65. GAA 1, 2, Pres. 3; Clubs: FHA 1, 2, 3; Spanish 1, 2, 3. Mollie Lee Culp MOLLIE entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Elections 3; School Spirit 1, 2; Dance 1, 2, 3; Clubs: FTA 3; Keyettes 2, 3; Spanish 2, 3. Alice Lee Cunningham ALICE entered ’65. Clubs: Pen Pushers 1. Charles Stanly Cunningham STAN entered ’67. Gregory Adams Currie GREG entered ’65. HR Officer 1, 2, 3; Sports: Wrestling; Varsity 1, 2, 3; Track 2, 3; Soccer 1; Student Council School Spirit 1, 2; House and Grounds 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Hi-Y 3; Key 2, 3; Monogram 2, 3; Mustang Medics 1, 2. Joy Cox Casey Crawford David Crawford Jo Anne Crilly Peggy Crowell Bobby Crump France Culp Mollie Culp Ron Culp Greg Culpepper 144 Johanna Powers Honored with Angier B. Duke Scholarship Greg Currie Paula Cushman Paula Nisbet Cushman PAULA entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2, 3; School Spirit 1, 2; House and Grounds 1; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Sports: GAA 1; Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; Spanish 1, 2; Speech 2, Recording Secretary 3; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3; Honorary: N Forensic L 2, Recording Secretary 3. Pamela Karen Daniel PAM entered ’65. Student Council Dance Commit¬ tee 1, 2. Eleanor Christine Davis CHRIS entered ’65. R.U.R., Our Town, Night Is My Enemy; Clubs: German 2; Limelighters 3. Pam Daniel Chris Davis Gary Davis Gary Brooks Davis Gary entered ’65. Sports: Soccer 3; Clubs: Engi¬ neers 2, Treasurer 3; Spanish 1, 2; Honorary: Honor Society 3; National Merit Finalist 3. Lanny Milton Davis LANNY entered ’65. Sports: Cross Country 1, 2, Capatain 3; Track 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Monogram 3. Jane Marie Dayvault JANE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2; Publicity 2; Welcoming 1; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Clubs: French 1, 2. Phylhs Deese PHYLLIS entered ’65. Lanny Davis Jane Dayvault Phyllis Deese 145 Elaine DeMars Jan Denmark Leigh Derby Perry Diamaduras Don Detrich Jean Dillard Nancy Ducher Larry Duckworth Margaret Duncan Jane Dunning During the first snows Edward Godwin creates mischief before heading towards other activities. Patricia Durham Edward Dwight Ann Earnhardt Winston Edmond Mark Edwards Vicki Elder 146 Seniors Challenged with Advanced Math, Science Courses Cynthia Elaine DeMars ELAINE entered ’65. Student Council Welcoming Committee 1; Clubs: French 2; FTA 3; Social Studies 1, 2, Vice-Pres. 3; Honor Society 3. Jan Cherry Denmark JAN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2; Dance 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1 . Harry Leigh Derby LEIGH entered ’66. French Club 3. Perry Panos Diamadvros PERRY entered ' 65. Student Council Committees: Dance 2, 3; Publicity 1; Public Relations 2. Donald Gibb Dietrich DON entered ’67. Clubs: Engineers 2, 3; German 2, 3; Chess Vice-Pres. and Treasurer 2, and 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal; National Merit Scholar. Jean Mauassa Dillard JEAN entered ’65. Clubs: Red Cross 3; Spanish 2, 3; Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Dance 1, 2. Nancy Elizabeth Ducker NANCY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1; Foreign Exchange 2; Clubs: French 1, 2; Mustang Medics 1; Pen Pushers President 3; Y-Teens 1, 2. Lawrence Wilbor Duckworth LARRY entered ‘65. Student Council Citizenship Committee 1; Clubs: Dist. Education 3; Speech 2. Margaret Duncan MARGARET entered ’65. Jane Earle Dunning JANE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1; Foreign Exchange 2; Yearbook Staff 2; Business Manager 3; GAA 2; Clubs: 1, 2, 3; Keyettes 2, 3; Math 3; Speech 2; Y-Teens 2, 3; Honor Society 3. Alice Patricia Durham TRISHA entered ' 65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Publicity 1; Dance 1, 2; Clubs: Red Cross 2; Spanish 2, 3; Gold Key Winner in Art 3. Edward Comely Dwight EDWARD entered ’65. Student Council Dance Committee 1; Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: Engi¬ neers 1; Red Cross 3; Social Studies 3; Spanish 1; Young Americans Abroad 3; National Merit Scho¬ lar 3; Library Assistant 2. Anne Moore Earnhardt ANNE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Elections Chairman 3; Dance 1, 2, 3; Welcoming 1, 2; Clubs: Ambassadors 3; French 1, 2, 3; Interna¬ tional Relations 2; Speech 2, Secretary 3; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3; National Forensic League 2, 3; Debate Team 3. Winston Boyd Edmond WINSTON entered ’65. Orchestra 1, 2, 3; C lubs: Limelighters 3; Spanish 1, 2, Vice-Pres. 3; Chess 2, 3; Honor Society 2, 3; Junior Marshal; National Merit Scholar 3; All Star Scholar 3. Mark Jackson Edwards MARK entered ’65. Student Council House and Grounds Chairman 2; Class Officer 3; Homeroom Officer 1; JV Basketball 1; Varsity Basketball 2. Captain 3; JV Baseball 1; Clubs: Key 1. 2, 3; Monogram 2, 3; Honor Society 3. Sally Victoria Elder VICKI entered ’65. Clubs: International Relations 3; Spanish 2; Y-Teens 3. Deborah Shanette Ellis DEBBIE entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 2; School Spirit 2, 3; Welcoming 2; HR Officer 2, 3; Girls’ Glee Club 2; Clubs: French 3. Michael Watson Ellison MIKE entered ’65. Sports: JV Football 1; Clubs: 1CT 2, President 3; VICA President 3. Christopher Carlyle Ely CHRIS entered ’65. Linda Florine Embrey LINDA entered ’65. Paul Fredrick Erexon RICK entered ’65. Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Boys’ Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Ensemble 3; South Pacific , My Fair Lady Brigadoon. Sports: Cross Country 1, 2; JV Wrestling 1; Clubs: Monogram 1, 2, 3. Dagmar Marian Erion CINDY entered ’64. Clubs: Distributive Education 3. Janie Suzanne Ervin SUZANNE entered ’66. Jane Faris Farmer JANE entered ’65. Clubs: Limelighters 1; Spanish 2, 3. Deborah Ellis Mike Ellison Chris Ely Linda Embry Rick Erexson Dagmar Erion Suzanne Ervin Jane Fanner 147 Seniors Strive for Knowledge and Maturity Throughout Joy Felts Bob Ferguson Marcia Finfrock Frank Fite Jim Fleming Davul Fletcher Robert Fletcher Robert Fligel Flizabeth Fogartie James Ford Basketball causes serious moments for Buddy Thomason and Fitzhugh Stout. Joyce Alena Felts JOY entered ’65. Clubs: Distributive Education 3. Robert Thrift Ferguson III BOB entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Gift Committee Chairman 3; Chorus 1; Choir 1, 2; Boys’ Glee Club 2; Sports: JV Wrestling 2; Clubs: Engineers 1, 2, 3; Math Secretary 3; Honor Society 3; Jr. Marshal 2; National Merit Finalist. Marcia Cay Finfrock MARCIA entered ' 65. HR Officer 1; Sports: GAA 1, 2; Clubs: Latin 3; Mustang Medics 2. Frank Hartford Fite, Jr. FRANK entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Welcoming 1; Citizenship 1; Dance 1; HR Officer 1; Yearbook Staff 2, 3; Clubs: International Relations 2; Latin 1; Mustang Medics 1. Jay Milton Fleming JAY entered ' 65. Student Council Committees: Dance 2, 3; School Spirit 2, 3; HR Officer 3; Clubs: Engineers 1, 2, 3; Spanish 1. David Clyde Fletcher DAVID entered ’65. Robert Bruce Fletcher BOB entered ' 66. HR Officer 3; Sports: Track 2, 3; Soccer 3; Clubs: German 3; Speech 3; Great Books 3. Robert Samuel Fligel ROBERT entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Welcoming 2; Sports: Tennis 2, 3; Clubs: Spanish 1, 2. Elizabeth Vance Fogartie ELIZABETH entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Foreign Exchange 2, 3; HR Officer 3; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; South Pacific. My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; German 3; Y-Teens 2, 3. James Henry Ford, Jr. JAMIiS entered ' 64. Susan Inez Foster SUZI entered in ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 2, 3; Choir 1, 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; All State Choir 2; Madrigals 2, 3; Clubs: Limelighters 1, 2, 3; Red Cross 3; Modem Music Masters 2, 3. South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Karen Alicia Fouche KAREN entered in ’65. V1CA 3. Leslie Christine Fox LESLIE entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1, 2; Chorus 1; Clubs: Keyettes 1, 2, 3; Limelighters 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Thespians 1, 2, 3; Talent Show 1, 2, 3; Senior Class Play 2, 3. 148 Their Last Year Kathy Frenck KATHY entered in ’65. Nancy Margaret Frye NANCY entered in ’65. Clubs: Pen Pushers 2, 3. Henry Mack Funderburke III MAX entered in ’65. Track 1, 2, 3. William Catham Gaffney BILL entered in ’65. Chorus 2, Choir 3, Boys Glee Club 3; Clubs: German 2, 3; Limelighters 1, 2, 3; South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Cynthia Anne Gaffney CINDY entered in ’65. Chorus 1, Choir 2, 3; Girl’s Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Clubs: FTA 3, Latin 3, Mustang Medics 2; Mod Music Masters 3. My Fair Lady Show Biz Revue 2, 3; Cushion Concert 3. Herb Firbes Gale HERB entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Foreign Exchange 3; House and Grounds 3; HR Officer 1, 2; Sports: Cross Country 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3; JV Wrestling 1; Clubs: Interact 2, 3; Latin 2, 3; Speech 3; Honor Society 3; National Forensic League 3; Junior Marshal 2. Paula Jean Gallant PAULA entered in ’65. HR Pres. 2; Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Red Cross 3; Paula was treas. of Honor Society 3, Mod Music Masters 2, 3. Senior Cheerleaders lead encouraging cheers from the sidelines during an exciting football game. Susan Foster Karen Fouche Leslie Fox Cathy Frenck Nancy Frye Henry Funderburke Bill Gaffney Cindy Gaffney Herb Gale Paula Gallant 149 Lisa Gantt Doug Glasgow Debbie Gary Becky Glenn Bernard Gary Richard Glensor Sue George Beverlee Glover Jean Ginn Edward Godwin Foreign Language Studies Give Seniors International Flair Kirsten Bolling enjoys her participation in Key- ette Tea with her American Sister Cathy Harkey. Lesa Cheryl Gantt LESA entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1; Student Council Committees: Dance 1; School Spirit 1, 2; Clubs: Pen Pushers 1, 2. Deborah Ann Gary DEBBIE entered ’65. Yearbook Staff 3; Clubs: German 2, 3; Latin 1; Scholarship for N.C. Radio-TV Institute. Jerome Bernard Gary JEROME entered ’66. Track 1. Mary Sue George SUE entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 3; Student Council Committees: Foreign Exchange 2, 3; Pub¬ licity 2; Clubs: French 3; Keyettes 2, 3; Latin 1, 2; Math 3; Speech 3; Y-Teens 2, 3; Junior Marshal 2; Honor Society 2, 3. Norma Jean Ginn JEAN entered ’65. Clubs: FTA 3; Social Studies 3; Spanish 1, 2, 3; Speech 1. Douglas McKay Glasgow DOUG entered ’65. Track 2, 3; J.V. Baseball 1; Clubs: Latin 2, 3; Social Studies 3. Mary Rebecca Glenn BECKY entered ’65. Clubs: French 3. Richard Allan Glensor DICK entered ’65. Inter-club Council 3; Clubs: French 2, 3; International Relations 2, President 3. Beverly Blair Glover BEVERLY entered ’65. Clubs: Limelighters 3; R.U.R. William Edward Godwin EDWARD entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2; Swimming 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Monogram 1, 2, 3; Spanish 1. Clyde Duff Goforth III DUFF entered in ' 65. Sports: JV Football 1; Varsity 2, 3; JV Baseball 1; Varsity 3. Linda Dianne Gordon LINDA entered in ’65. Laura Graham LAURA entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Hand-book-Scrapbook 3, Welcoming 1, 2, 3; Publicity 1, 2, 3; GAA 1, 2; Clubs: Ambassadors 3; French 2, 3; FTA 1, 2, 3; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3. Sharon Lee Graham SHARON entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Student Opinion 3; Dance 1, 2, 3; Sec. of HR.; GAA 2, 3; Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; French 1; FTA 2, Sec. 3; Y-Teens; Honor Society 2, 3. 150 Duff Goforth Linda Gordon Laura Graham Sherry Graham Steve Graham Sherry Griffin Larry Grist Doug Gubbins Maria Guilet Morris Guller Artistic Seniors Earn Cherished Reputation for Art Dept. Stephen Grattan Graham STEVE entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Co-chairman Athletic 1, 2, 3; Dance 2, 3; House and Grounds 1, 2; School Spirit 2, 3; Foreign Exchange; Sports: Tennis 1, 2; JV Foot¬ ball 1, 2; Clubs: Key 1, 2, Treas. 3; Speech 2; Hi-Y 1, Pres. 2, Vice Pres., 3 Pres. Douglas Stanton Gubbins DOUG entered in ’65. Chorus 3; Choir 3; Honor Society 3; Swimming 3. Dorothea Sharon Gifffin SHERRY entered in ’65. Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Red Cross 1, 2. South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Briga- doon. John Lawrence Grist LARRY entered in ’65. Sports: IV Football 1; Varsity 3; Track 1, 2. Elizabeth Maria Guillet MARIA entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Public Relations 1,2,3; Welcoming 1, 2, 3; Publicity 1, 2, 3; Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; Limelight- ers 2; Honor Society 3. Morris Nathan Guller MORRIS entered in ’65. Newspaper Staff 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Limelighters 3; Spanish 2; Thespians 3. The night of May 4 finally arrives as Myers Park is converted into a place of fantasy for one evening. Seniors Enjoy Participation in MP’s Successful Carnival Billie Jo Gunn Marsha Gwinne Glenn Haene Rita Haene Hugh Hall Pat Hall Billie Jo Gunn BILLIE entered ’65. Marsha Marian Gwinn MARSHA entered ’65. Honor Society 3. Glenn David Haene GLENN entered ’65. Tennis 1, 2, 3. Rita Carol Haene RITA entered ’65. Majorette 1, 2, 3; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman 2. William Hugh Hall HUGH entered ’64. Earl Patterson Hall, Jr. PAT entered ’64. HR Officer 1; Sports: JV Football 1; Show Biz Revue, R.U.R., Brigadoon, The Night Is My Enemy. Clubs: Limelighters 3; Spanish 2, 3. Randolph Shockley Hall RANDY entered ’65. Chorus 3; Clubs: Distributive Education 3. Randy Hall Linda Harmer Stephen Hamer Betty Harris Jim Hamilton Tim Hart Cathy Harkey Scott Hartsell Linda Harkey Cindy Haslam 152 Senior Girls Happily Gain Revenge with Sadie Hawkins Stephen Mitchell Hamer STEPHEN entered ’66. James Linton Hamilton III JIMMY entered ’65. Catherine Monts Harkey CATHY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Foreign Exchange 2, 3; Public Relations 2, 3; Student Council 3; HR Officer 3; Clubs: Interna¬ tional Relations 2; Keyettes 2, Secretary 3; Latin 1; Pen Pushers 2; Spanish 2; Speech 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal 2. Linda Crane Harkey LINDA entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Pub he Relations 1, 2; Foreign Exchange 1, 2; HR Officer 2, 3; Choir 3; Girls Glee Club 1, 2, 3 ; South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Talent Show 1, 2; Madrigals 3; Clubs: French 1, 2; Keyettes 3; Mustang Medics 1, 2, Vice-President 3; Speech 1, 2; Modem Music Masters 3. Linda Clare Harmer LINDA entered ’65. Betty Ruth Harris BETTY entered ’65. GAA 2, 3. George Timothy Hart TIM entered ’65. Sports: JV Football 1, 2; Varsity 3; JV Baseball 1, 2. Kieron Scott Hartsell SCOTT entered ’65. Clubs: Distributive Education 3; ICT 3. Cynthia Jean Haslam CINDY entered ’66. Student Council Committees: Dance 2; School Spirit 2, 3; HR Officer 3; Clubs: French 2, 3; Latin 2. Lydia Haslam LYDIA entered ’65. Brenda Kay Haston BRENDA entered ’65. Clubs: Dist. Education 3; Pen Pushers 2. Lewis Gresham Hawkins LEWIS entered ’65. Student Council Dance Com¬ mittee Co-Chairman 3; Hallmark Nomination in Art 2; Blue Ribbon Gold Key Winner 3; Gold Key Winner 3. Richard Damon Hearne DAMON entered ’65. Band 1, 2; Orchestra 3. Sally Ann Helms SALLY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Dance 1, 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Chorus 2; Lettergirl 2; JV Cheerleader 1; Big Sister 3; Red Cross Club 1; Millie Mustang 3; Office Assistant 1, 3; Show Biz Revue 3; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman. Sheila Anne Henry SHEILA entered ’65. William F. Heptig BILL entered ’65. Track 1; ICT Club 2, 3. Odell Hidden, Jr. SKIP entered ’66. Clubs: Dist. Education 2, 3; Social Studies 2; Spanish 3. Phyllis Kathryn Hicks KATIE entered ’65. Clubs: Social Studies 1; Spanish 2, 3; Y-Teens 2, 3; Gold Key Winner in Art; Woman’s Club Art Show Finalist. Thomas Michael Hicks TOM entered ’65. Speech Club 3. Lydia Haslam Brenda Haston Lewis Hawkins Richard Hearne Sally Helms Sheila Henry Bill Heptig Odell Hicklen Katie Hicks Thomas Hicks 153 Faithful Senior Supporters Add Spirit During Sports Events Jeff Hinkle Alan Hirsch Butch Hurst Linda Hoffman Molly Hoffman Owen Hoke The foyer finds itself disarrayed during hectic preparations for the Junior-Senior. Linda Harkey and Gene Stallings relax and admire the colorful decorations at the Jr.-Sr. 154 Privilege of Leaving Campus Limited to Upperclassmen Susan Ida Hostettler SUSAN entered ’65. Clubs: French 2, 3; German 2, 3; Y-Teens. Catherine Ann Hout CATHE entered ’65. Student Council Welcoming Committee 1, 2, 3; Clubs: French 1, 2; Lime- lighters 3; Show Biz Revue 3; RUR 3. Bruce William Howe BRUCE entered ’67. Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: Key 3; Speech 3; RUR 3; Foreign Exchange Student. Katherine Feme Howe KATHY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 3; Foreign Exchange 1; Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Yearbook Staff 2, Sopho¬ more Class Editor; Band 1; Clubs: French 1, 2; FT A 3; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3. Mary Dawn Howell DAWN entered ’65. Clubs: French 2, 3; Red Cross 2; Y-Teens 3. Reid Howell REID entered ’65. Ann Elise Higdon ANN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Welcoming 1, 2; School Spirit 1, 2; Dance 1, 2; Clubs: French 1, 2; Y-Teens 3. Burt Higgins BURT entered ’65. George Frederick Hinkle, III JEFF entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 2, 3; Publicity 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; J.V.Football 1; Clubs: Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; Key 2, 3; Student Body President 3. Alan Ronald Hirsch Alan entered ’65. David Hirst, III DAVID entered ’65. Clubs: ICT 2, 3; VICA 2, 3. Linda Anne Hoffman LINDA entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 3; Welcoming 3; Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Clubs: French 2; Limelighters 1 Brigadoon. Molly Moore Hoffman MOLLY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Clubs: French 1; Y-Teens 1. Owen Alexander Hoke OWEN entered ’65. Band 1; Tennis 2, 3; Clubs: French 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal 2. Thomas Charles Holcomb TOM entered ’67. Tennis 2; Clubs: Key 3; Speech 3; National Forensic League 3. Charles Honeycutt CHARLES entered ’65. Nicholas Fletcher Horney NICK entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Publicity 1, 2, Chairman 3; Welcoming 1, 2, 3; Dance 1, 2, 3; Representative 2; Homeroom Officer 2; Cross Country 1, 2: Track 1; Clubs: Hi-Y 2, 3; Interact 2, Vice-Pres. 3; Math 3; Monogram 1, 2,3; Honor Society 3; Boy’s State 2; Big Brother 3. Eugene Todd Horton, Jr. GENE entered ’65. JV Wrestling 1; Tennis 3; Clubs: Latin 1; Spanish 3; Honor Society. Tom Holcomb Charles Honeycutt Nick Homey Gene Horton Susan Hostettler Cathy Hout Bmce Howe Kathy Howe Dawn Howell Reid Howell 155 Student Body Votes in Favor of Annual’s Summer Delivery Kathy Huey Dick Huffman Bruce Huffstetler Katherine Carter Huey KATHY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2; Publicity 1; Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Lettergirl 2, 3; Clubs: Ambassadors 1, 2, 3; French 1, 2; Glee 1, 2; Honor Society 2, 3; Modem Music Masters 3; French NHS 2, 3; Junior Marshal 2; South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Richard Long Huffman, Jr. DICK entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Public Relations 1, 2, 3; Cross Country 2, 3; Track 2, 3; Clubs: French 2, 3; Monogram 2, 3; Speech 3. Bruce Huffstettler BRUCE entered ’65. Debrah Lee Huggett DEB entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Clubs: French 2; Keyettes 2, 3. Hart Hutchison HART entered ’65. Peggy Jean Hutson PEGGY entered ’65. Clubs: Latin 1; Gold Key Award 1, 2; Pembroke Art Award 2; My Fair Lady. Martha Louise Jackson MARTY entered ’67. Gold Key Award 3. Deb H ugget Hart Hutchison Marty Jackson John Johnson Jim Jefferis Mary Johnson Peggy Hutson I Deborah Jenkins Sally Johnson Jackie Jenkins Alan Jones Gwen Johnson Mary Jones 156 R UR and Cushion Concert Boost Senior Class Finances George Carpenter Jefferis, Jr. JIM entered ’65. J.V. Football 1; Clubs: Speech 3. Deborah Cherisse Jenkins DEB entered ’65. Jacqueline Jenkins JACKIE entered ’66. Clubs: Speech 2. Gwendolyn Vernetta Johnson GWEN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 2; Spirit 2, 3; Publicity 2; Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Clubs: Latin 3; Glee 1, 2, 3; Modem Music Masters 2, 3; South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. John Arthur Johnson JOHN entered ’66. Mary Geitner Johnson MARY entered ’66. Student Council Committees: Publicity 2, 3; School Spirit 2, 3; Dance 2, 3; Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; International Relations 2; Y-Teens 2, 3; Honor Society 3. Sarah Virginia Johnston SALLY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; Publicity 1, 2; School Spirit 1, 2; Choir 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Ambassadors 1, 2, 3; French 1, 3; Honor Society 3; Modem Music Masters 3; South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Alan Jones ALAN entered ’67. Mary Helen Jones MARY HELEN entered ’65. Mary Madeline Jones MARY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1,2; Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: French Pres. 3; Keyettes 1, 2, Treas. 3. William Howard Jones, III BILL entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Publicity 3; Welcoming 3; Homeroom Officer 3; Tennis 1; Clubs: Hi-Y 3; Key 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 2, 3. Nancy Leann Kane NANCY entered ’64. Limelighters Club 3. TOMMY entered ’65. Track 2, 3; Golf 3; Clubs: Latin 1; Chess 2, 3. Russell Austin Kelley RUSS entered ’65. House and Grounds Student Council Committee 3; Yearbook Staff 3; Clubs: International Relations 2, 3; Spanish 1, 2. Suzanne Kennedy SUE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1; Publicity 1; Home¬ room Officer 1, 3; Clubs: Keyettes 2, 3; Latin Treas. 1, 2; Math 3; Red Cross 2, Pres. 3; Y-Teens 2; Honor Society 3. Harold Dean Kent III DEAN entered ’65. Cross Country 3; Track 2; Engineers Club 1. Holly Kay Kimball HOLLY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2, 3; School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Publicity 1, 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Chorus 2; Lettergirl 3; Girls Glee Club 1, 2; Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; French 1, 2; FTA 2; Red Cross 1; Y-Teens 2; Honor Society 3; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman; Senior Banquet Committee Chairman; Show Biz Revue 3. Joyce Isabel Kimbrel ROBIN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2, 3; Publicity 1, 2, 3; Yearbook Staff 2, Editor 3; GAA 1; Sports Leader 2; Clubs: French 2, 3; Keyettes 2, Senior Representative 3; Pen Pushers 2; Red Cross 2; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3. Donna Jean Kinsman DONNA entered ’65. Clubs: Social Studies 2, 3; Speech 3 ;My Fair Lady. Mary Jones Bill Jones Nancy Kane Tommy Keller Russell Kelley Sue Kennedy Dean Kent Holly Kimball Robin Kimbrel Donna Kinsman 157 Jack Kirby Harriett Kline Caroll Knight Roxanne Kiser Steve Kraft Sammy Kleto Frank Kuester Sandra Kleto Sally Kuester Various Sr. Talents Expanded and Displayed During Year A dark stage sets the scene for the varied talents of Marsha Wright, Emily Seldon, and Martha Alley. John Fitzpatrick Kirby, II JACK entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Golf 3; Clubs: Hi-Y 3; Latin 2, 3. Patricia Carol Kirby PAT entered ’66. Clubs: DECA 2, 3. Roxanne Barbara Kiser ROXANNE entered ’66. Office Assistant 3. Samuel Nick Kleto SAM entered ’65. Sandra Ann Kleto SANDRA entered ’65. GAA 1, 2; Clubs: Pen Pushers 3. Harriett Marlene Kline HARRIETT entered ’65. Clubs: FHA 2, 3; Social Studies 3; Spanish 2, 3; Speech 3. Carol Sue Knight CAROL entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 1; Welcoming 2; Dance 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1; Chorus 1, 2, 3; Choir 2, 3; Lettergirl 3; J.V. Cheerleader 1; Clubs: Ambassa¬ dors 1, 2, 3; French 2; Modem Music Masters 3; My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Stephen Joel Kraft STEVE entered ’65. Tennis 2, 3; Clubs: Red Cross 3; Social Studies 3; Spanish 3. Frank Landis Kuester FRANK entered ’65. Clubs: International Rela¬ tions 2, 3. Sally McDade Kuester SALLY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 2, 3; Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; Y-Teens 1. Norwood Ronald Lane RONNIE entered ’65. Band 1, 2, 3. Robyn Lynn Lankford ROBYN entered ’65. GAA 3. Barbara Lynn LaPointe BARBARA entered ’66. Clubs: FHA 2, 3; Spanish 2,3. Elizabetli Anne Laseter ANNE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 3; Clubs: International Relations 3; Speech 3; Y-Teens 2, 3. Brigadoon. 158 Ronnie Lane Vicki Lee Robyn Lankford Hennie Lemckert Barbara LaPointe Ramon Leon Anne Laseter Risa Levine Luther Leary Karen Lewis Seniors’ Endurance Tested with Numerous Term Papers Luther Leary LUTHER entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2; JV Football 1; Clubs: Hi-Y 1. Vicki Cheryl Lee VICKI entered ’65. Clubs: Spanish 1. Hendrika Maria Lemckert HENNIE entered ’65. Clubs: DE 2. Ramon Jose Leon RAMON entered ’65. IV Baseball 1; Spanish Club 3. Risa Joy Levine RISA entered ’65. Foreign Exchange Student Council Committee 2, 3; Clubs: French 2, 3; Math President 3; Mustang Medics 1, 2, 3; Speech 3; Y-Teens 2, 3; Honor Society 3; National Merit Letter of Commendation. Karen Suzanne Lewis KAREN entered ’65. GAA 1, 2; Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; Red Cross 3; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3; Honor Society; Junior Marshal. Lee Walker shows her typical Junior appreciation for “ light tasks” issued her by the Sr. Class Editor. 159 In the Spring a Senior ' s Fancy Turns to Dreams Warren Linde Jeanne Livengood John Lindeman Bill Long John Lindgren Beth Loonan Tom Lineberger Edward Lowe Robert Lipscomb Martin Lucas Two students brave the photographer’s camera in order to get a lasting momento of the 1968 Junior-Senior. Warren Harwood Linde, Jr. WARREN entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: House and Grounds 3; Foreign Exchange 3; Clubs: Key 2, 3; Spanish 1, 3; Speech 3; Honor Society 3. John William Lindeman BILL entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Citizenship 1, 2, 3; School Spirit 1; Chorus 1, Choir 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Clubs: International Relations 3; Boys’ Glee 1, 2, 3; Modem Music Masters 3; Madrigals 2, 3. John Brent Lindgren JOHN entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 3; Tennis 1 , 2 . Thomas Henry Lineberger TOMMY entered ’65. Golf 1, 2, 3. Robert Marvin Lipscomb ROB entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Hi-Y 2, 3; Key 3; Honor Society 2, 3; Spanish NHS 2, 3; Junior Marshal 2; Harvard Book Award 2. Jeanne Beth Livengood JEANNE entered ’65. Chorus 3; AMS Education Award 3. William Leonard Long BILL entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Interact 3; Chess 2, 3; Honor Society 2, 3; French NHS 2, 3; Junior Marshal 2. Elizabeth Esther Loonan BETH entered ’66. Homeroom Officer 3; Majorette 3; Clubs: FHA 3 Brigadoon. Edward Fletcher Lowe EDWARD entered ’65. Newspaper Staff 2, Editor 3; Clubs: Limelighters 3. Maner Martin Lucas MARTIN entered ’67. Chorus 3; Choir 3. Cynthia Ruth McCallum CINDY entered in ’65. GAA 1; Social Studies 3; Speech 3. Dorothy Naomi McCullough DOT entered in ’66. Caroline McDonald CAROLINE entered in ’65. Band 1, 2; “Gold Key Awards” 1, 3. Mildred Emery McDonald MIMI entered in ’65. Student Council Committees: Public Relations 2; Dance Committee 1,2; Public¬ ity 2; GAA 1; Clubs: Inter Relations 2, 3; Spanish 1, 2, 3; Y-Teens 3. Margaret Elaine McEwen MARGARET entered in ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 2, 3; Welcoming Com¬ mittee 2; Girls Glee Club 1, 2; Clubs: French 2, 3; Y-Teens 2, 3. 160 of Commencement Robert Allen McKim ROBERT entered in ’65. Homeroom President 3; Spanish 3; National Forensic League 3. Mary Lou McFarland MARY LOU entered in ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, Yearbook Staff 1; Senior Class Editor 3; Clubs: ETA 2; Vice President 3, Speech 2, 3; Y-Teens 2. Everett Eddly Lutz, Jr. EDDIE entered in ’65. Baseball 1; Varsity 3; Clubs: Library Assistant 2, 3; Boy’s State 3. David Calvin McLaughlin DAVID entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Chairman of House and Grounds Committee; Homeroom President; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman; Sports: Football 2, 3; Varsity 3; Track 1, 2, 3; 1 Clubs: Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; Inter Relations 2, 3; Interact 2, 1 3, Spanish 1; Charlotte Youth Council. Anne Cave McLaughlin ANNE entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Publicity 1, 2, 3; Dance Committee 1, 2, 3; Chorus 2; Clubs: Ambassadors 3 ' French 2, 3; Y-Teens; Honor Society 3; Alternate Junior Mar- : shal; National Merit Finalists, Sr. Class Committee Chairman, Jr. Class Committee Chairman. News of Myers Park’s traditional Sadie Hawkins Dance is broadcasted by the billboard outside Park Center. Eddie Lutz Margaret McEwen Cynthia McCallum Bob McKim Dorothy McCollough Mary Lou McFarland Caroline McDonald Ann McLaughlin Mimi McDonald David McLaughlin 161 Emmett McLaughlin Geraldine McLaughlin Susan McLaughlin Steve McLaughlin Herman McMullen Lucinda McQueary Mary Ann Maddock Gayle Madison Tom Markham Upperclassmen Support Record High of Five Big Dances Edward Glenn McLaughlin ED entered ’65. ICT 2, 3. Glenalynn Geraldine McLaughlin GLENALYNN entered ’65. DECA 3. Steven Marc McLaughlin STEVE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: House and Grounds 3; Yearbook Staff 2, 3; Swimming 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Hi-Y 3; International Relations 2, 3; Monogram 2, 3. Bettie Susan McLaughlin SUSAN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; Clubs: French 1, 2. Herman McMullen PETE entered ’66. Clubs: ICT 2; V1CA 2, 3. Lucinda McQueary CINDA entered ’65. Clubs: Mustang Medics 3; Pen Pushers 1; V1CA 3. Mary Anne Maddock MARY ANN entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Dance 1; Publicity 1; School Spirit 1; Clubs: Pen Pushers 1, 2; Spanish 1, 2. Kathryn Gayle Madison GAYLE entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 3; Chorus 1, 2; Choir 2; Clubs: FTA 1; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 3. Elnora Maple NORA entered ’66. Homeroom Officer 2; Chorus 2; Clubs: DECA 3. Thomas Carl Markham, III TOM entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Welcoming 1; Homeroom Officer 3; Tennis 3; Clubs: Interact 3; Spanish 3; Speech 2, 3; Honor Society 3; National Forensic League 3. Evaline Jane Marshall EVALINE entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Welcoming 2; Citizenship 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Newspaper Staff 1; Clubs: Latin 1,2; Red Cross 3; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 3. Hunter Marshall HUNTER entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Publicity 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Clubs: Key 2, 3. James Chandler Martin CHAN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Citizenship 1; Newspaper Staff 2, 3; Soccer 2, 3; Clubs: Engineers 1, 2, 3; French 1, 2; International Relations 2; Interact 3; Honor Society 3. Marcia Denise Martin MARCIA entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Welcoming 2; Homeroom Officer 2; Majorette 2, Head 3; GAA 2, 3; Clubs: FTA 2, 3; Keyettes 2, 3; Honor Society 3 ;My Fair Lady, Brigadoon Rita Jayne Massey JAYNE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2; Clubs: Mustang Medics 3; V1CA 3. Jimmy Chuckie Massey JIM entered ‘65. John Lyle Matthews JOHN entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 2; Soccer 3; Clubs: Latin 1; Spanish 2, 3. Marion Roy Mattox RICKEY entered ’65. Golf 3. Sandra Jo Mattox SANDRA entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Publicity 2; Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1, 2; Pen Pushers 2. Nancy Virginia May NANCY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; Publicity 1; School Spirit 2; Home¬ room Officer 1, 2. John Mathews Ricky Mattox Sandra Mattox Nancy May Debbie Mayfield Johnny Meadows Deborah Lou Mayfiel d DEBBIE entered ’65. Clubs: Spanish 1, 3. John Daniel Meadows JOHNNY entered ’65. Clubs: ICT 3. Blondie Melton BLONDIE entered ’66. Chorus 2, 3; Clubs: DECA 3. Melody Ann Melton MELODY entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 3; Band 1; Clubs: Limelighters 1, 2, 3; Red Cross 2; Thespians 3; Show Biz Revue 1, 2, 3. Snow Biz Revue 1, 2, 3. Blondie Melton Melody Melton 163 Yearly SA T’s Bring Woe to Seniors Betty Brownridge shows usual surprise and happi¬ ness as Ruth Scott taps her into Honor Society. Samuel Russell Mickle, Jr. RUSSELL entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2; Soccer 3; Clubs: Engineers 2, 3; International Relations 3; Latin 1; House and Grounds Student Council Committee 3. Susan Randall Miles SUSAN entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2, 3; Majorette 1, 2; Clubs: FHA Treasurer 3; FTA 2, President 3; Keyettes 3; Latin 1; Red Cross 1; Social Studies 2; Honor Society 3. Barbara Todd Milford BARBARA entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 1, 2, 3; Dance 1, 2, 3; Welcoming 1; Homeroom Officer 2; Clubs: French 2, 3; Limelighters 2; Red Cross 1; Girl’s Glee Club. Linda Diane Miller LINDA entered ’65. Dist. Education Club 2. Elizabeth Jeanne Minehardt LIDDY entered ’65. Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Girl’s Glee Club 1, 2, 3; GAA 1, 2, 3. Barbara Elizabeth Minnis LIBBY entered ’65. GAA 1, 2, 3; Clubs: FHA 1; Pen Pushers 3; Library Assistant 3. Kenneth Winfield Moak, Jr. KEN entered ’65. Clubs: German 3; Chess 2, 3. Elizabeth Ann Moak LIBBY entered ’65. GAA 1,2; Clubs: Dist. Edu¬ cation 3; Pen Pushers 2; Red Cross 2; Honor Society 3. Cathey Sloane Monty CATHEY entered ’66. Clubs: French 2, 3; Math 3; Pen Pushers 2; Red Cross 2, 3; Honor Society 2, Treasurer 3; Junior Marshal. Carol Blanche Moody CAROL entered ’65. Pen Pushers Club 2. David Ernest Moore DAVID entered ’65. J.V. Football 1. David J. Moore DAVID entered ’65. Charles Dwight Moore, Jr. DWIGHT entered ’65. Band 1, 2; Orchestra 2, 3; Clubs: Spanish 2. Russell Mickle Susan Miles Barbara Milford Linda Miller Liddy Minehardt Libby Minnis Ken Moak Libby Mock Cathy Monty . Carol Moody 164 World Lit. Provides Challenge for Industrious Seniors Hugh Edward Moore EDDIE entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; J.V. Football 1; Varsity Football 2; J.V. Baseball 1; Varsity Baseball 2, 3; Clubs: Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; Interact 2, 3; Latin 1; Monogram 2, 3. Victoria Ann Moore VIKKI entered ’65. Clubs: DECA 3. Garrett Morehead, Jr. BO entered ’66. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 2; Clubs: Latin 2, President 3. Dwight Moore Ed Moore Susan Reid Morrison SUSAN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1; Dance 1, 2; Clubs: Ambassadors 1, 2, 3; Latin 1, 2; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 2, 3. Everett Watson Morse, Jr. EVERETT entered ’65. Track 1, 2. George Fredric Mu ndorf RICK entered ’65. J.V. Wrestling 1; Clubs: Hi-Y 3; Interact 2, 3; Red Cross 1; Honor Society 3. Harold Shields Muse, Jr. HAROLD entered ’65. Clubs: Engineers 3; Spanish 1 , 2 . Vikki Moore Bo Morehead Susan Morrison Watson Morse Rick Mundorf Harold Muse 165 Larry Nabers DeWitt Nance Steve Neal Paula Newman Laurie Newton Eddie Noblett Mike Norris David Norton John Oakes Hu Odom Johanna Powers and Ollie Sharmen share the work and fun of their duties as Graduation Exercises Committee Chair¬ men. Margaret Parker Robert Parnell Steve Parker Robert ParTOt Harry Parlier Karen Partridge 166 Leadership, Spirit, Scholarship Characterize Class of ’68 Lawrence Melvin Nabers LARRY entered ’64. Homeroom Officer 2; J.V. Baseball 1; Varsity Baseball 2. DeWitt Benjamin Nance, Jr. DEWITT entered ’65. Stephen Wiley Neal STEVE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Welcoming 1; Athletic 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Clubs: Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; Interact 1, 2, 3; Latin 1. Paula Anne Newman PAULA entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Spanish 3; Y-Teens 1; Modern Music Mas¬ ters 3. Lauri Lynn Newton LAURI entered ’67. Eddie Noblett EDDIE entered ’65. Michael John Norris MIKE entered ’65. Clubs: ICT 2, 3; VICA 2, 3; Honor Society 3. David Bruce Norton, 111 DAVID entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: Hi-Y 2, 3; International Relations 2, 3. John Oakes JOHN entered ’65. Houston Odom, Jr. HU entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Assembly 2, 3; School Spirit 1; Tennis 3; Clubs: Engineers 2, 3; Interact 3; Social Studies 2, 3; Spanish 1, 2, 3; Speech 2; Chess 2, 3; National Forensic League 2, 3. Margaret Bothwell Parker MARGARET entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Foreign Exchange 1, 2, 3; Clubs: French 1, 3; Keyettes I, 2, President 3; Speech 3; Honor Society 3. Stephen Osborne Parker STEVE entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1; J.V. Basketball 1; Track 1, 2; Clubs: Latin 2, 3. Harry Carson Parlier HARRY entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 1, 2, 3; Publicity 1, 2; Cross Country 1; Track 1; Clubs: Hi-Y 1; Mustang Medics 1, 2; Red Cross 1,2. Robert Franklin Parnell Bobby entered ’65. J.V. Wrestling 1; Varsity Wrestling 2, 3; Clubs: Monogram 2, 3. Robert William Parrott ROBERT entered ’65. Clubs: German 2, 3; Latin 1; Math 3; Mustang Medics 1; Speech 3; Chess President 2, 3; Honor Society 3. Karn Partridge KARN entered ’65. Robin Kay Paterson ROBIN entered ’65. Student Council Representa¬ tive 3, Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Yearbook Staff 2, Clubs Editor 3; French Club 1; Office Assistant 2. Pamela Diane Patton PAM entered ’65. Student Council Welcoming Committee: Representative 2; Homeroom Officer 2; Yearbook Staff 2, Student LIFE Editor: GAA 1, Secretary 2, 3; Clubs: International Relations 2, 3; Keyettes 2, Chaplain 3; Limelighters 2, 3; Red Cross 1; Y-Teens 1, 2; Honor Society 3; PTA Scholarship; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman. Douglas Lyle Paulson, II DOUGLAS entered ' 65. Tommy Peek TOMMY entered ’65. Robin Paterson Pam Patton Lyle Paulson Vicky Jo Peeler VICKY entered ’65. French Club 2. Martha Ann Pennigar MARTHA entered ’65. Student Council Publicity Committee 1; Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; German 2, 3; Limelighters 3; Hallmark Art Nonimation 3; Gold Keys 3; “Spoon River Anthology” 3; Show Biz Revue 1, 2, 3. Karen Martha Peterson KAREN entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Clubs: French 1, 2; FTA 2, 3; Red Cross 2; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 2, 3. Harvey Lee Pettis, Jr. HARVEY entered ’65. Chorus 2, 3; Choir 3; Cross Country 3. Tonny Peek Vickey Peeler Martha Pennigar Karen Petersen Harvey Pettis 167 MUSTANG and MYERSPARK Staffs Show Excellence Rob Pierce Pam Pillsbury Philip Riscitell Barbara Pixley Camilia Polk Nick Polyzos Charles Poteat Chris Potter Patty Potter Emily Potter Dramatic talent is displayed in BRIGADOON by Johnny Clontz, Bobby Crump, and Anita Stone- cipher. Robert Alvin Pierce ROB entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2, 3; JV Football 1; Varsity Football 2, 3; JV Baseball: Varsity Baseball 2, 3; Clubs: Monogram 3; Red Cross 1. Pamela Jean Pillsbury PAM entered ’65. School Spirit Student Council Committee 2, 3; Chorus 1, Secretary 2, 3; Choir 2, Treas. 3; Clubs: French 2, 3; Red Cross 3; Girl’s Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Modem Music Masters 3; South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Pliilip Anthony Piscitelli PHILIP entered ’65. Soccer 3; Latin Club 3. Barbara Ann Pixley BARBARA entered ’65. Clubs: French 2; FTA 2, 3; Latin 1; Social Studies 2, 3. Camilla Drucilla Polk CAMILLA entered ’65. Nicholaos Demetrios Polyzos NICK entered ’65. Band 1,2, 3. Charles Edward Poteat CHARLES entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 2, 3; Publicity 2, 3; Band 1, 2, Vice-Pres. 3; Dance Band 3; Clubs: International Relations 3; Latin 1, 2, 3. Charles Christopher Potter CHRIS entered ’67. Speech Club 3; Debate Team 3; Honor Society 3; National Forensic League 3; National Merit Finalist Patricia Lynn Potter PATTY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1; Representative 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; GAA 1, 2; Clubs: Keyettes 1, 2, 3; Latin 1, 2; Mustang Medics 1, 2; Cap and Gown Committee Chairman; Library Assistant 3. Emily Jane Potts EMILY entered ’66. Public Relations Committee: Clubs: Spanish 3; Y-Yeens 3: Honor Society. Johanna Sue Powers JOHANNA entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Foreign Exchange 2, 3; Publicity 1, 2; Welcoming 1, 2; GAA 1, 2; Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; French 1, 2, 3; FTA 2; Math 3; Y-Teens 1, 2; Honor Society 2, 3; French NHS 2, 3; Chief Junior Marshal; Exchange Student to New Zealand; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman. Sr. Class Graduation Exer¬ cise Chairman. Anrelie Wilmer Pressly AMELIE entered ’65. Sr. Class Gift Committee 3; Clubs: Limelighters 1, 2; Social Studies 2; Speech 3; Show Biz Revue; “Spoon River.” 168 with Publications Pamela Mitchell Price PAM entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: FTA 3; Spanish 1, 2, 3; Y-Teens 1, 2. Thomas Earl Privette, Jr. EARL entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 3; Wrestling JV 1; Clubs: Speech 1, 2, 3; National Forensic League 2, 3. William Lon Proctor III BILL entered ’65. Band 1, 2, 3; Football JV 1; Clubs: Red Cross 1. Eric Protz ERIC entered ’65. Marshall Warren Pugh MARSHALL entered ’67. Clubs: Dist Ed. 2, 3. Caroline Louise Purnell. CAROLINE entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: School Spirit 1; Welcoming 1,2,3; Citizen¬ ship 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; International Relations 2, 3; Math 3; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 2, 3; French NHS 2, 3; Junior Marshal. John Hugh Purser JOHN entered ’65. Clubs: ICT 3. Linda Pell Quincy LINDA entered ’66. Homeroom Officer 1; Cheer¬ leader 1; Clubs: Lrench 1; Limelighters 2; Mono¬ gram 1; Red Cross 2; Y-Teens 1, 2; Current Events 1 . As Invitations Committee Chairmen Ann McLaughlin and Stephanie Stothart are kept busy with various jobs. Johanna Powers Eric Protz Amelia Pressley Marshall Pugh Pam Price Caroline Purnell Earl Privette John Purser Bill Proctor Linda Quincy 169 Calvin Ragin Bill Ranson Junie Reeves Peggy Reid Mary Catherine Rendleman Butch Renolds John Rhyne Jackie Richmond Ellen Roberts John Roberts Seniors Participate in Their Last Myers Park Barbeque Receiving his cap and gown puts Tommy Scar¬ borough in a pensive mood. Calvin Lynch Ragin NICK entered ’66. 1CT Club 2. William Albricht Ranson BILL entered ’65. Student Council Representative 3; Committees: House and Grounds 3; Homeroom Officer 3; Swimming 1, 2, Captain 3; Clubs: Interact 3; Latin 1, 2, President 3; Monogram 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal June Burks Reeves JUNIL entered ’65. Student Council f oreign Ex¬ change Committee: GAA 1. 2, 3; Clubs: ETA 3; Latin 1, 2, 3; Red Cross 3; Speech 3; Y-Teens 3. Linda Lou Reid LINDA entered ’66. Homeroom Officer 2; Dist. Education Club 2, 3; Office Assistant 3. Mary Catherine Rendleman MARY CATHERINE entered ’65. Homeroom Offi¬ cer 2; Orchestra 1, Concertmaster 2 and 3; Clubs: Ambassadors 3: Modern Music Masters 1, Secretary 2, President 3; Governor’s School 2; All State Orchestra Concert Master 2 and 3; All Student Orchestra, U.S.A. 2; Charlotte Music Club Scholar¬ ship; Art Merit Award. Lester Jordan Reynolds, Jr. BUTCH entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 3; Chorus 2, 3; JV football 1; Varsity Football 2, 3; JV Basketball 1; Varsity Wrestling 3; Track 1; Monogram Club 2, Vice-Pres. 3. John Thomas Rhyne JOHN entered ’66. Chorus 3; Band 3; Dist. Education Club 2. Jacqueline Elaine Richmond JACKIE entered ' 66. Chorus 2, 3; Choir 2; Dist. Education Club 3. Ellen Roberts ELLEN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Welcoming 1, Chairman 2, 3; School Spirit 1, 2, 3; foreign Exchange 2, 3; Class Officer Treasurer 1 and 2; Homeroom Officer 1; Cheerleader 3; Millie Mustang 2; Clubs: Ambassadors 1, 2, 3; French 1, 2; Math 3; Honor Society 3; French NHS 2, 3; f oreign Exchange Student 2; Big Sister 3. John William Roberts JOHN entered ’65. Clubs: Engineers 3; Electronics 3; Honor Society 3; French NHS 2; Junior Marshal 2; National Merit f inalist. Robert Graham Robinson, Jr. BOB entere d ’65. Band 1,2,3; Orchestra 3. Elizabeth Camille Rockett CAMILLE entered ’65. Student Council 3; Home¬ room Officer 2, 3; Clubs: ETA 3; Latin 2; Lime lighters 1. Mary Carol Rogers CAROL entered ’65. Clubs: Red Cross 1. 170 Bobby Robinson Camille Rockett Carol Rogers Celeste Rogers Roy Roland Becky Rollins Lloyd Rose Susan Rose Thomas Rose Rita Roseboro “The Night is My Enemy ” Displays Capable Senior Talent Mary Celeste Rogers CLLLSTL entered ' 65. Roy Samuel Roland. Jr. ROY entered ' 67. Rebecca Coker Rollins Bl-.CKY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Publicity 1, 2; Welcoming 1; Majorette 2, 3; GAA 1, 2; Clubs: Ambassadors 1, 2, 3; French 1, 2; Math 3; Y-Teens 1; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal 2. Jr.-Sr. Committee Chariman; Sr. Class Committee Chairman. hlizabeth Lloyd Rose LLOYD entered ’65. Newspaper Staff 1. Clubs: Limelighcrs 1, 2, 3; Great Books 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal. Thespians 2, 3; National Merit Finalist. South Pacific. Betty Smith Play- writing Award. Susan Barbara Rose SI SAN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Citizenship 1, 2. Dance 1, 2; Welcoming 2; Year¬ book Staff 3; Clubs French 1, 2; Limclighters 1, 2; Red Cross 2; Thespians 1, 2, 3; Office Assistant 2; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman. Thomas Rose TOMMY entered ’66. Rita Delores Roseboro RITA entered ' 66. Clubs Social Studies 3; Spanish 2; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal. Bob Ferguson and Beth Stickley discuss plans for tire gift of the 1968 Senior Class. 171 Talented Class Day Officers Elected for Banquet in May Lina Troy Ross LINA entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Clubs: L)LCA 2; FHA 1, 2: DL Student of the Year 2. James Arthur Rowe JIMMY entered ’65. Band 1. 2, President 3; Clubs: Spanish 3; Modern Music Masters 3; My hair t.ady. Elizabeth Dale Ruff DALE entered ’65. Clubs: FHA 3. John William Sadoff JOHN entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1; Clubs: Spanish 2. Henry Harrison Sanders HANK entered ’65. Tommy Scarborough TOMMY entered ’65. Dennis Brown Scercy DENNIS entered ’65. Clubs: ICT 2, 3. John Sadoff Hank Sanders Tommy Scarborough Dennis Scercy Martha Schvvorm Lloyd Scher Ruth Scott Sammy Schiffman Edie Seanor Preis Schnerr Rhonda Seegal Otto Schuster Emily Seldon 172 Throughout the Year Seniors Create Memories for Future Lloyd Irving Scher LLOYD entered 65. Student Council Committees: Dance 2, 3; Spirit 2, 3; House and Grounds 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 3: Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Clubs: Red Cross 2, 3; South Pacific, My Fair Ladv, Brigadoon. Modern Music Masters 3. Samuel Abraham Schiffman SAMMY entered ' 65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Band 1, 2, 3; J.V. Baseball 1; Clubs: Spanish 1; Modern Music Masters 3. Charles Preising Schnerr PRE1S entered ’65. Track 2; Clubs: Chess 3. Otto Mitchell Schuster OTTO entered ’65. Clubs: Spanish 1, 2. Martha Jean Schworm MARTHA entered ’65. Clubs: Y-Teens 1. Ruth Williams Scott RUTH entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Foreign Exchange 2, 3; Spirit 1; Clubs: French 1, 2; German 2, 3; Speech 3; Y-Teens 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 2, 3; French NHS 3. Edith Ellen Seanor ED1E entered ’65. Clubs: FTA 3; German 1, 2, 3; Spanish 2, 3; Speech 2, 3; Y-Teens 3; National Forensic League 2, 3. Rhonda Lynn Seegal RHONDA entered ’66. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Dance 2, 3; School Spirit 3; Yearbook Stall 3; Majorette 3; Clubs: Ambassadors 3; French 2, 3; Math 3; Pen Pushers 2; Spanish 2; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal. Emily Stewart Selden EMILY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Foreign Relations 3; Clubs: FHA 3; Latin 1, 2, 3. Oliver William Sharman OLLIE entered in ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Dance 2, Chorus 1; Choir 2, Treas., Choir 3 Pres.; Madrigals 2, 3; Clubs: Limelighters 1, 2; Mod Music Masters 1, 2, Treas. 3. Show Biz Revue, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Gradua¬ tion Exercises Committee Chairman. Rebekah Sherman BECKY entered in ’65. Chorus 1; Choir 2, 3; Girls Glee Club 1, 2. Brigadoon. Martha Jean Shook JEAN entered in ’65. Patricia Ann Simpson PAT entered in ’66. Susan Catherine Sibley SUSAN entered in ’65. Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Modern Music Masters 1, 2, 3. William Manning Sigmon III BILL entered in ’65. Student Council Committees: Citizenship 1; Clubs: French 2, Social Studies 1, 2, Speech 2. James Jay Singer JIM entered in ' 65. Clubs: Social Studies 1, 2, 3; School Spirit Committee 3. Barbara Ann Sito BARBARA entered in ’65. HR Officer 1 Sec., 2 Treas.; Student Council Committees: Dance 1, School Spirit 1; French 3. Carolyn Haviland Smith CAROLYN entered in ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: School Spirit 3; Homeroom 1; Chorus 1, 2, 3; Choir 2, 3; Girls Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Mod Music Masters 3. My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. N.C. All-State Choir. Eddie Lewis Smith EDDIE entered in ’66. Distributive Ed. 3. Ollie Sharman Becky Sherman Jean Shook Susan Sibley Bill Sigmon ’atricia Simpson Jim Singer Barbara Sito Carolyn Smith Eddie Smith 173 May Fourth Finds Seniors Active with Jr. Sr. Preparations Richard Snook Carol Solomon Of course it fits. It’s almost as stunning as my teeny weeny, yellow, polka-dotted pedal-pushers. Look gang, a replacement for our hammer set Nl. C. Sorrell John Soule Michael Sovacool Mike Sparks 174 Outstanding Seniors Recognized Honors and Awards Day Richard Fenton Smith RICK entered ’66. Clubs: International Relations 3; Mustang Medics 3. Terri Anne Smith TERRI entered ’65. Clubs: Pen Pushers 2. Richard Clark Snook RICHARD entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Publicity 1, 2, 3; Welcoming 1, 2; Sports: Track 1; Clubs: Spanish 1. Carol Elaine Solomon CAROL entered ’67. Clubs: Y-Teens 3. Melville Carter Sorrell M C. entered ' 65. Sports: JV Wrestling 1; Clubs: Latin 1; Speech 3. John Thomas Soule JOHN entered ’65. Orchestra 1, 2. Michael Joseph Sovacool MIKE entered ’65. Clubs: Latin 2, 3. Robert Michael Sparks MIKE entered ’65. Susanna Spencer SUSANNA entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 1, Publicity. H. R. Representative 3. Sports: G.A. 1, 2, 3. Clubs: French 1, 2; Keyettes 3; Y-teens 2. Gabriel Spil GABE entered ’65. Bruce Elliott Springs BRUCE entered ’66. Rosetta Springs ZET entered ’66. Chorus 2. Sports: G.A.A. 2, 3. Dale Francis Sprinkle DALE entered ’65. Sports: J.V. Baseball 1; Varsity 2, 3. John Blake Spurrier JOHNNY entered ’65. Kathryn Gray Sqires KATHY entered ’65. H. R. Officer 1, 2, 3. Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; ETA 1; Y-teens 1, 2, 3. Eugene McDonald Stallings GENE entered ’65. Yearbook Staff 2, 3; Chief Photographer 3. Sports: Swimming 1, 2, 3. Clubs: Engineers 1, 2; Red Cross. James Robert Stallrngs JIM entered ’65. Sports: JV football 1; Varsity 2; JV Wrestling 1. Clubs: Spanish 3. Barbara Dean Stancill BARBARA entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Dance 1; Clubs: French 2; Mustang Medics 1, 2, 3; Pen Pushers 1, 2; Speech 3. Susanna Spencer Johnny Spurrier Gabe Spil Kathy Squires Bruce Springs Gene Stallings Rosetta Springs Jim Stallings Dale Sprinkle Barbara Stancil 175 Karen Starr George Stellings Bobby Stem Beth Stickley Bob Stoffel Anita Stonecipher Stephanie Stothart Fitzhugh Stout Cleve Stowe Bobby Stroupe Cap and Gown Payments Bring June 3 Closer to a Reality After many grueling hours at school, Frank Fite and Steve McLaughlin spend a hard-working afternoon. Karen Jeanne Starr KAREN entered ’66. Student Council Committees: Public Relations 3; Dance 2. H R Officer 2, 3. Clubs: Spanish 2, 3. Ernest George Stellings, Jr. GEORGE entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: House and Grounds 1, 2, 3; Publicity 2, 3. Robert Steven Stern BOBBY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Foreign Exchange 1, 3; Citizenship 1; Dance 1, 2. Clubs: Latin 1, 2, 3; Mustang Medics 1, 2, 3; Social Studies 1, 2, 3. Elizabeth Anne Stickley BETH entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1; Gift Chairman 3; Student Council 3. Choms 1, 2, 3; Choir 1, 2, Secretary 3; All State Choir 3, My Fair Lady; Brigadoon. Clubs: Girls’ Glee Club 1, 2, President 3. Modern Music Masters 3. Robert Carlyle Stoffel BOB entered ’65. Choir 1, 2, 3; Madrigals 1, 2, 3; South Pacific. Clubs: Distributive Education 2, 3; Boys’ Glee Club 1, 2. Modern Music Masters 1, 2, 3. Anita Gail Stonecipher ANITA entered ’66. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 2, 3; Dance 2; H R Officer 2. Cheerleader 3. Show Biz Revue; Brigadoon. Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; Latin 1; Limelighters 2, 3; Y-teens 2. Stephanie Stothart STEPHANIE entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Publicity 2, 3; Welcoming 3; School Spirit 1, 2; H R Officer 2, 3. Jr-Sr Chairman 2; Graduation Chairman 3. Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; French 1, 2, Treasurer 3; FTA 1, 2; Math 3; Y-teens 1,2; Honor Society 2, 3; Junior Marshal 2. Fitzhugh Lee Stout FITZHUGH entered ’65. Student Council: Presi¬ dent of Sophomore and Junior Classes; Vice- President Senior Class; H R Officer 1; Committees: House and Grounds Chairman 2. Sports: Wrestling JV 1, 2, Varsity 3. Clubs: Hi-Y 3; Interact 1, 2, 3; Latin 1. Grover Cleveland Stowe, 111 CLEVE entered ’65. Yearbook Staff 2, 3. Sports: Soccer 2, 3. Clubs: Engineers 1, 2, President 3; German 3. Honor Society 3. Robert Joseph Stroup ROB entered ’65. H R Officer 3. Clubs: Latin 1, 2, 3. Brenda Nash Stroupe BRENDA entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: School Spirit 1, 2; Dance 1,2; Welcome 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Lettergirl 3; JV Cheerleader 1; Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; Spanish 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Spanish NHS 2, President 3. Thomas Charles Stewart TOMMY entered ’65. William Gaillard Suk BILL entered ’66. House and Grounds Student Council Committee 3. 176 Brenda Stroupe Sam Taylor Tommy Stuart Brenda Thomas Bill Suk David Thomas Susan Sutton Jeff Thomas Billy Tate Buddy Thomason June Approaches as Seniors Struggle with Final Exams Susan Louise Sutton SUSAN entered ’66. Clubs: French 3; Limelighters 3; Social Studies 3; Girl’s Glee Club 2; Show Biz Revue 2, 3; Theater Arts Workshop 2. Biily Tate BILLY entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1; JV Football 1; Varsity Football 2, Captain 3; JV Basketball 1; Varsity Basketball 2, 3; JV Baseball 1; Varsity Baseball 2, 3; Monogram Club 3. Samuel Clay Taylor SAM entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2; Swimming 1; Clubs: International Relations President 2; Interact 3; Monogram 2, 3; Spanish 1; Big Brother; Jr-Sr Committee Chairman. Brenda Key Thomas BRENDA entered ’66. Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: Red Cross 2; Y-teens 2, 3. David M. Thomas P.Y. entered ’65. Student Council Representative 1, Committees: Dance 1, 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 1; Clubs: Red Cross 1; Social Studies 1, 2. Jeffrey Hilton Thomas JEFF entered ’65. Student Council Representative 2; Committees: Welcoming 2, Chairman 3; Pub¬ licity 2; House and Grounds 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Band 1, 2; Clubs: French 3; Hi-Y 3; Interact 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal; NROTC Scholarship to UNC-CH. Hubert Hiram Thomason, Jr. BUDDY entered ’65. Student Council Representa¬ tive 3; Class Officer President 3; Homeroom Officer 1; Chorus 3; Choir 3; JV Wrestling 1, 2; Hi-Y 1, President 2, 3; Key 2, 3; Jr-Sr Chairman. Laurens Willard and Steve Graham display the finesse that makes the Student-Faculty Game so interesting. 177 Early Morning Practice Begins Graduation Day as Senior Bruce Thompson Derby Thompson Willard Thompson David Thrailkill Anne Tigler Beth Timanus David Tobin David Todd Mark Todd Margaret Townsley Boxes and boxes of caps and gowns can confuse even the best of us. Right, Will? Bruce Jeffrey Jedrowe Thompson BRUCE entered ' 65. Student Council 3; H R Officer 1, 2, 3. Sports: Wrestling Varsity 1, 2, Captain 3. Clubs: French 2; Hi-Y 3; Interact 3; Latin 1; Monogram 1, 2, 3. Honor Society 2, 3; Junior Marshal 2. Deborah Dowd Thompson DEBBY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2; Dance 1, 2; HR Officer 1, 2. Clubs: Latin 1. Willard James Thompson WILLARD entered ’65. Clubs: I C T 2, 3. David Edwards Thrailkill DAVID entered ’65. Chorus 3. Sports: JV football 1, Varsity 2; Track 1, 2, 3. Clubs: Distributive Education 3; Monogram 2; Red Cross 1. Anne Carol Tigler ANNE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; Brigadoon. Clubs: ETA 3; Spanish 1 Honor Society 3; Spanish NHS 2, 3; Junior Marshal 2 . Mary Elizabeth Timanus BETH entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, Dance 2; HR Officer 1, 3, Sports: GAA 1. Clubs: Keyettes 3; Y-teens 2. David Tobin, Jr. DAVID entered ’65. The Lottery, RUR. Clubs: Limelighters 3; Red Cross 3. David Milton Todd DAVID entered ' 65. HR Officer 1. Sports: Cross Country 1, 2, President 3; Track 1, 2, 3. Clubs: Spanish 1. Edwin Mark Todd EDWIN entered ’65. Band 1, 2, 3. Margaret Elizabeth Townsley MARGARET entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Dance 1, 2; Welcoming 1, 2, 3; Publicity Chairman 3; HR Officer 2. Jr-Sr Committee Chair¬ man 2; Graduation Breakfast Chairman 3. Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; French 1, 3; Treasurer 2; International Relations 2, 3; Y-teens 1, 3, Vice- President 2. Benjamin Blandford Turner BO entered ’65. Sports: Golf 1, 2, 3. Clubs: French 1; Monogram 2, 3; Honor Society 3. Christopher Mark Trotter CHRIS entered ’65. Sports: Varsity Football 3; Hi-Y 3; lntr. Relation 3; Mustang Medics 3; Social Studies 3. Boice Elton Tripplett, Jr. BOICE entered ’65. Annual Representative 2, 3. President of Dist. Ed. German Club 1, 2; Red Cross 1. 178 Breakfast Follows William Samuel Transou BILLY entered ’65. Track 1, 2. Mustang Medics 1; Spanish 2. Marilyn Jane Walker MARILYN entered ’65. Levonde Adolphus Walker CHUCK entered ’65. Cynthia Wade CINDY entered ’65. Student Council Committees; Foreign Exchange 2; F. T. A. 2, 3; German 3; Red Cross 2; Spanish 1, 2. Scott Crawford Verner SCOTT entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Foreign Exchange 1; Citizenship 3; Sports: Cross Country 1, 2. Clubs: French 2, 3; Interact 2, 3; Limelighters 3. Honor Society 2, President 3; Thespian 3; French NHS 2, 3; Chief Junior Marshal 2; District Morehead Alternate 3; Our Town 2; Out of the Frying Pan 2; My Fair Lady 2, R.U.R. 3; The Night Is My Enemy 3; Brigadoon 3; Show Biz Revue 1, 2, 3. William Michael Venning BILL entered ’65. Yearbook Staff 2, 3. Portia Marie Vaughn PORTIA entered ’65. Band 1; Limelighters 1, 2, 3; Red Cross 3; Social Studies 3; My Fair Lady 2; Show Biz Revue 1, 2, 3. Senior English classes boost of momentary eccentricity such as reverting back to the days of “ye olde Canterbury Tales”. Billy Transou Bill Venning Boice Triplett Scott Verner Chris Trotter Cindy Wade Bo Turner Chuck Walker Portia Vaughn Marilyn Walker 179 Bob Walker Sandra Walser Barbara Wall Susan Walton Shirley Wallace Chris Ward Wendy Wallace Susan Ward Geoff Wallwork Barbara Warner In Memory of Hubert Dewitt Johnson 1949-1967 ft . ■■■■■ Melissa Watkins Chuck Webb Craig Webb Helen Webb Cathis Watson Debbie Watts 180 Senior Banquet on May 31 is Goodbye for the Class of ’68 Robert Jennings Walker BOB entered ’65. Clubs: Engineers 2, 3; Spanish 1. Honor Society 3. Barbara H. Wall BARBARA entered ’65. Shirley Ann Wallace SHIRLEY entered ’66. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 2; Welcome 2. Chorus 2, 3. Choir 3. Clubs: Red Cross 2; Girls’ Glee Club 2, 3. Brigadoon, My Fair Lady. Wendy Rachel Wallas WENDY entered ’65. Clubs: Limelighters 1; Great Books 2, 3. Honor Society 3. Geoffrey Haynas Wallwork, Jr. JEFF entered ’66. Sandra Joye Walser SANDRA entered ’65. Chorus 2. Clubs: French 1, 2; F T A 3; Red Cross 1; Social Studies 3; Y-teens 3. Honor Society 3. Dorothy Susan Walton SUSAN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Citizenship 1, 2; Dance 1, 2. Homeroom Officer 3. Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; Latin 1, 2; Y-teens Vice Pres. 1; Pres. 3. Christine A. Ward CHRIS entered ’65. Susan Lee Ward SUSAN entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2, 3; School Spirit 1, 2, 3. Homeroom Officer 1. Clubs: Spanish 3. Barbara A. Warner BARBARA entered ’65. Mary Melissa Watkins MELISSA entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 1, 2; Welcoming 2; Dance 1, 2, 3; G A A 1, 2. Clubs: French 1; Limelighters 1, 2, 3; Red Cross 1, 2; Y-teens 1. Thespians Secretary 3. Cathis Watson CATHY entered ’65. Chorus 2, 3. Deborah Alice Watts DEBBIE entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 2; Welcoming 1, School Spirit 1; Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: FHA 2, Reporter 3; Red Cross 2. Charles Franklin Webb CHUCK entered ’65. Track 1. Ernest Craig Webb CRAIG entered ’66. Helen Watkins Webb HELEN entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: French 1, 2, Vice-Pres. 3; International Relations, Secretary 2, 3; Math 3; Y-teens 2, 3; Honor Society 3; French NHS 3; Junior Marshal. Elizabeth Ann Welch ANN entered ’65. Newspaper Staff 2, Feature Editor 3. Lindsay McRea Welch LINDSAY entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Dance 1, 2, 3; School Spirit 1, 2; Welcoming 1; Homeroom Officer 3; Clubs: Pen Pushers 2, 3; Red Cross 1. Mary Burton Wheeler MARY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Hall of Fame Committee Chairman; Welcoming 1; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Clubs: Ambassadors 2, 3; FTA 3; German 1; International Relations 2; Y-teens 2, 3; Honor Society. Robert Barringer White ROBERT entered ’65. Chess Club 2, 3; Latin Club 3. William Carl Whitesides, III TERCH entered ’65. Student Council Representa¬ tive 2, Committees: School Spirit 3; House and Grounds 1; Class Officer Vice-Pres. 1, Vice-Pres. 2; JV Football 1; Varsity Football 2, 3; JV Basketball 1, Varsity Basketball 2, 3; Track 2, 3; JV Baseball 1; Clu bs: Hi-Y 2, Vice-Pres. 3; Interact 1, 2, 3; Latin Treasurer 1; Monogram 2, 3; Red Cross 1, Treasurer 2; Spanish 2. Ann Welch Lindsay Welch Mary Burton Wheeler Robert White Terch Whitesides Carl Whittaker Carl Henry Whittaker CARL entered ’65. Student Council Representative 1, Citizenship Committee Chairman 2; Homeroom Officer 1; Cross Country 2; Clubs: Engineers 1; French 1; Interact 1, Secretary 2, 3; Honor Society 2, President 3; Morehead Award; Governor’s School 2; Sewanee Award 2; All Star Scholar 3; MIT National Scholar. Catherine Bradley Wilkinson KITTY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Student Opinion 1, Chairman 2, 3; School Spirit 1, 2, Chairman 3; Dance 1, 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 1; JV Cheerleader 1; Jr-Sr Committee Chairman; GAA 1, 2; Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; Red Cross 2. Henry Dockery Wilkinson HENRY entered ’65. Clubs: Engineers 1; Latin 1. Kitty Wilkinson Henry Wilkinson 181 Seniors Display Talent at “Brigadoon” Graduation day is enjoyed by Christi Clanton, Kathy Worley, and Deborah Thompson. Laurens Garlington Young Willard LAURENS entered in ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees; School Spirit 1, 2 Chairman 3; Dance 1, 2, 3; Publicity 1, 2, 3. J.V. Football 1; Varisty 2, 3; Track 1, 2. Clubs: Hi-Y 2, 3, Key 2, 3; Monogram 2, 3. Most Valuable Lineman 3. Henry White Williams HANK entered in ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Hall of Fame Committee Chairman; Dance 1, 2, 3; Welcoming 2, 3; School Spirit 3; Hr. Room Officer 1. Sports: J. V. Wrestling 3; Track 1, 2. Clubs: Intr. Relations 2; Hi-Y 2, 3, Key 2, 3; Spanish 1, 2. Jr-Sr Committee Chairman, Senior Class Committee Chairman (Senior Banquet). Minnie Ruth Williams MIN entered in ’65. Pen Pushers 3, Library Assistant 3. Alma Bernice Withers ALMA entered in ’66. Jacqueline Wilson JACQUELINE entered in ’65. Penelope Dale Wilson PENNY entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3. Yearbook Staff 2, 3. Clubs: Keyettes 2, 3; Latin 1. Kathy Ann Wise KATHY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Welcoming 1, 2; School Spirit 1, 3; Foreign Exchange 1. Homeroom Officer 1. Clubs: French 1 , 2 . Thomas Rhodes Williams TOMMY entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 2, 3. JV Football 1, Varsity 2, 3. Varsity Wrestling 1, 2, 3. Clubs: Monogram 1, 2, 3. Most Outstanding Wiestler 3. George Norman Wilson Jr. GEORGE entered ’65. Homeroom Officer 1. Cross Country 1, 2, 3. JV Basketball 1. Track 3. JV Basketball 1, Varsity 2. Clubs: Key 3; Monogram 2, Pres. 3. Jacquelyn Maurice Wilson JACKJE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1. Homeroom Officer 1. Clubs: Keyettes 2, 3; Spanish 1, 2, 3; Y-teens 2. Honor Society 3. Spanish N H S: Junior Marshal 2. Charles Withers CHARLES entered ’65. Barbara Rae Wollman BARBARA entered ’65. Homeroom Officer Vice- Pres. 2; Chorus 1, 2, 3; Choir 3; Clubs: Red Cross 1; Spanish 1, 2; Office Assistant 1, 2; JV Alternate Cheerleader. Julie Marie Wood JULIE entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2; School Spirit 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; GAA 1; Y-teens Club 1. Laurens Willard Jackie Wilson Hank Williams Jacqueline Wilson Minnie Williams Penny Wilson Tommy Williams Kathy Wise George Wilson Alma Withers 182 Honor Society Displays Gold Tassels at Graduation At two o’clock on June third, Ovens Auditorium finds anxious parents and students awaiting graduation. Charles Withers Barbara Wollman Carol Woods Carol Jean Woods CAROL entered ’65. Student Council Committees: Dance 1, 2, Chairman 3; School Spirit 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 2; Clubs: French 1, 2; Y-teens 1; Jr-Sr Committee Chairman; Show Biz Revue 3; Big Sister 3. Katharine Heath Woods KATHY entered ’65. Orchestra 1, 2, 3; All-State Choir 3; Clubs: French 1, 2, 3; FTA 3; Lime- lighters 1; Speech 3; Y-teens 1, 2; Girls Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Modern Music Masters 3; South Pacific; My Fair Lady, Brigadoon. Cathy Lorana Worley CATHY entered ’65. Student Council Committees: School Spirit 1, 2; Dance 1; GAA 1, 2; Y-teens Club 1, 2. Marsha Anne Wright MARSHA entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: Foreign Exchange 2, 3; Citizenship 2; Public¬ ity 1; Homeroom Officer 1; GAA 1; Clubs: Latin 1; Red Cross 1, 2; Speech 1; Y-teens 1, 2, 3; Show Biz Revue 1, 2. Sue Ellen Wright SUE entered ’65. Clubs: Latin 1; Social Studies 3; Spanish 1, 3; Honor Society 3; National Merit Letter of Commendation. Carol Michele Yarus CAROL entered ’65. Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Clubs: French 3; Social Studies 1, 2, 3; Modern Music Masters 3; Library Assistant 1; Work Shop Orches- Debbie Yates DEBBIE entered ’65. Kathy Woods Sue Wright Cathy Worley Carol Yarus Marsha Wright Debbie Yates 183 Jubilation Reigns Backstage After Seniors Get Diplomas Throughout the year Seniors displayed school spirit through various ways such as painting announcements of up-coming events. Courtenay Marshall Young MARSHALL entered ’65. Student Council Com¬ mittees: Publicity 1, Chairman 2, 3; Welcoming 1, 2, 3; Class Secretary 3; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; GAA 1; Clubs: Ambassadors 1, Devotion Chairman 2; Vice-Pres. 3; French 1, 2, 3; FTA 1, Treas. 2; Y-Teens 1; Honor Society 3; Junior Marshal; Jr.-Sr. Committee Chairman. Alissa Denise Younge DEE DEE entered ’65. Student Council Commit¬ tees: School Spirit 2, 3; Welcoming 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2 ; South Pacific; My Fair Lady; Brigadoon. Elbert Dewey Younger, Jr. BERT entered ’65. Clubs: Math 3; Spanish 3. Brukie Letha Zeigler BRUKIE entered ’65. Clubs: Dist. Ed. 3; Pen Pushers 2. Patricia Ann Zuehlsdorff PAT entered ’65. Band 1, 2, 3; Clubs: Latin 2, 3; Social Studies 3. Marshall Young Alissa Younge Bert Younger Brukie Zeigler Pat Zuehlsdorff 184 Dazzling sparkplugs powered the car driven by their candidate Chip Hope. Chip ran for Vice President of the Student Council. Ketchup with the Times, Vote for Hines was the campaign slogan of vivacious Cecily Hines. To become Secretary of the Student Council was Cecily’s desire. The Elections Committee Supervised Spring Student Council Elections The Elections Committee did a fan¬ tastic job this Spring in supervising Student Council Elections. Students wishing to run for an office were required to have a certain average. The students voted in homeroom for the candidate they wished nominated. The two candidates with the greatest percentage of the votes became nomi¬ nees. A special assembly was held, at which the entire student body was given the opportunity to meet the nominees. Following the assembly the student body returned to homeroom to cast ballots. The following morning the new Student Council Officers were announced. Final candidates for Student Council elections are assembled for the presentation of their campaign speeches to the entire student body in the gymnasium. The seriousness of the moment was broken by the highly original skits given by avid supporters. 185 August Delivery Requires Staff Return After Graduation Diligently working to make the annual a success, the MUSTANG staff com¬ piled nine months of school activity and memories into an annual. Working in unity, the MUSTANG Staff worked towards retaining the high standard of previous yearbooks. This year the students voted to have a September distribution in order to cover all spring events. Selecting an original cover, theme, and layout were major decisions for the staff. Consisting of eleven major staff and seventeen minor staff members, the staff worked under the capable leader¬ ship of Robin Kimbrel, Editor-in- Chief. Majo r staff members were each re¬ sponsible for a specific section, while the minor staff aided in writing cap¬ tions, copy, and heads. Taking on a big responsibility, the major staff worked to make the yearbook live up to its high expectations. The Editor-in-Chief, Robin Kimbrel, was responsible for the progress made on the yearbook. She co-ordinated all literary work in the annual, as well as designing the opening and closing sec¬ tions. Guiding the major staff mem¬ bers at staff meetings, she helped and encouraged each member. Receiving money for the MUSTANG and keeping financial records Jane Dunning, the Business Manager, had a large responsibility. She handled all matters concerning advertising and billing of the yearbook. The Class Editors co-ordinated the entire class section and were responsi¬ ble for all students’ pictures. The Clubs, Organizations, and Student Life Editors all worked to recapture activities at Myers Park. The Faculty- Curriculum Editor presented the op¬ portunities offered by our academic program. The Sports Editor made coverage on all sports. The Photog¬ raphy Editor had the responsibility of seeing that all the assigned pictures were taken. Clothed appropriately for hours of strenuous planning Steve McLaughlin works ardently as Sports Editor. Deep concentration is required by Jane Dunning in the management of the MUSTANG funds as Business Manager. Robin Kimbrel, Editor-in-Chief of the MUSTANG, spends many hours after school co-ordinating the annual. Christina Spence, Betsy Therrell, and Susan Trice ham-it-up while busy at work for the major staff. 186 Minor Staff: Frank Fite, Christina Spence, Susan Trice, Peggy Crowell, Carol Allison, Nancy King, Betsy Therrell, Connie Harris, Steve Poe, Susan Rose, Rhonda Seegal, Linda Valenstein, Lucy White, Anne Hayes, Lee Walker, Debbie Gary, Rusty Kelly. Kathy Howe, Sophomore Class Editor, is respon¬ sible for class pictures and activities involving sophomores. C • mmsmm y. • Robin Patterson, Clubs Editor, marks contacts to be enlarged. She is responsible Mary Lou MacFarland, Senior Class Editor, checks Senior Portraits against for covering all activities sponsored by clubs at Myers Park. Student Activity Sheets which compile Senior Statistics. Ruth Buker, Junior Class Editor, is responsible for identifying and alphabetizing class pictures. Posting a schedule every week of the assigned pictures is one of the duties of Bill Venning, Photography Editor. Under the firm leadership of Mr. Kiser, the MUSTANG Staff strove to accomplish their objec¬ tive. 187 Photographers Become Adept in the Techniques of Processing Negatives The photographers were responsible for taking all pictures, developing film, making contacts, and enlarging some five hundred pictures to be used in the 1968 MUSTANG. Many after¬ noons and nights were spent in the darkroom developing film. Gene Stal¬ lings, head photographer, was in charge of making sure all film was processed and the chemicals were re¬ turned to the refrigerator after use. Each photographer was assigned pic¬ tures of school activities on Friday for the next week. After his picture was made the photographer had to process the film and make contacts. These contacts were sent to the annual room where major staff members would mark the contacts they wished en¬ larged, and then return them to the darkroom. The photographer enlarged the designated contacts, a process which takes forty-five minutes to an hour for one contact. These enlarge¬ ments had to be soaked in chemicals, washed in clear water, and finally dried. Perhaps the least publicized, but extremely hard-working MUS¬ TANG photographers, took many outstanding pictures, and without their co-operation the MUSTANG would not be a reality. Mr. Browne, Advisor to the photographers, spends numerous hours aiding the MUSTANG Staff as well as the photographers. Gene Stallings, A1 Harris Tommy Coffee, and Rocky McDowell form an assembly line for enlarging, drying, soaking in chemicals, washing, and redrying pictures Gene Stallings Head Photographer, is responsible for seeing that all pictures are taken and film is processed. John Harloe doesn’t seem to think that JV Football is very exciting. With him are Tom Coffey and Fred Barden. Minor Photography Staff learns the technique of processing film and receives hints on how to take an outstanding picture. By apprenticing the Major Photography Staff during their Junior year they gain needed experience. 188 Winston Edmond and Paula Gallant discuss the excitement and secrecy that accompanies the National Honor Society inductions. The pig appears to be well taken care of before the carnival. Little does he know of his future. Bo Morehead conducts the annual slave auction sponsored by the Latin Club during Latin Week. 189 VIC A Students Receive Training for Future Vocations Dale Sprinkle and Marion Beaty discuss the proper layout for their graphic work. On the bulletin board are some examples of the excellent work that is produced. The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America played a big part at Myers Park this year. Being the first year for such courses as Graphics and Health Occupations, students were given an opportunity to relate with future ca¬ reers. ICT offered students the experi¬ ence of combining classwork with on the job training. Distributive Educa¬ tion acquainted students with the busi¬ ness world. The highlight of the DE Club year was the Annual Bosses Banquet where employers were hon¬ ored by the members of this club. This year the DE Club won first place at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg fair for their booth. While checking over one of his student’s work, Mr. Clark carefully explains the best technique that can be used. Lina Ross receives on the spot training through the new course Health Occupations that is now offered at Myers Park. Here she examines Jayne Massey in the mobile unit that is specially equipped for the course. The officers of the Distributive Education Club are President Boice Triplett, Treasurer Hennie Lem- ckert, and Vice President Greg Johnson. Students in distributive education not only receive training in the classroom but they also have an opportunity to practice what they learn in their after school jobs. DECA provides a social outlet for Distributive Education students and promotes the belief of democratic philosophies of private enterprise and competition. 190 A gripping scene from THE NIGHT IS MY ENEMY, which was presented on the main stage as an arena production. The officers of Limelighters are Treasurer Barbara Bell, Secretary Barry Bell, Vice President Melody Melton, and President Leslie Fox. Limelighters stimulates and strengthens the interest and appreciation of Dramatic Arts. Thespians ' Limelighters Bring Success to Myers Park’s Drama Department The drama department lias put forth an outstanding effort for a successful year. The Drama III class gave selected character sketches from Edgar Lee Mester’s Spoon River Anthology. The Night Is My Enemy by Fred Car¬ michael was produced by the Thes¬ pians as the annual arena play. Drama I and Drama II students participated in the Childrens Little Theater pro¬ duction, The Mystery Rocket. Myers Park won a “distinguished” rating in state and district competition for one-act plays and Lloyd Rose received the Betty Smith Playwright Award for “The Gate”. The Limelighters’ pur¬ pose is to promote interest in the field of dramatics. The National Thespian Society is a select group of promising drama students who have shown abil¬ ity in the drama department. The Thespian officers are Treasurer Johnny Clontz, President Lloyd Rose, Vice President Gerald Col¬ bert The Thespian organization is a dramatics honor society and members are inducted at the end of the year. Johnny Clontz, Treasurer of the Thespians, re¬ ceives help with the application of his make up as he enjoys a snack. Johnny had a role in ‘The Spoon River Anthology’ which was presented the 31st of October. Debbie Hutchison appears to be having no trouble in getting ready for her performance. Thespians is composed of promising drama students who have displayed their ability. 191 Latin Club Concludes Year with Slave Auction, Banquet Billy Tate seems to have purchased a slave. Vice President of Latin Club Bo Morehead collects the money as Tommy Toler observes the transaction. j MYERS PARK HS LATIN CLUB J The Latin Club won first place for their booth at the State Fair in Raleigh. Members of the Latin Club Mike Burton and Junie Reeves perform in a skit held at the Latin Club banquet All members look forward to this night as a time for fun. President of the Latin Club Bill Ranson has led his club through a great year. The many projects on the table are just several of the ones used to fill the hall display cases during Latin Week. At the conclusion of Latin Week, the annual banquet is held. This is the summation of a very busy, active week of chariot rides, filling the display cases, and the slave auction. A final tradition is followed and this is the toga c ontest Here Bill Ranson chooses the two winners. 192 Varied Activities Occupy Students in the Spring 193 Interclub Council Carnival Provides Scholarship Funds ' iii’Cf.mif 194 : mam 195 wmm : mmy V. 196 Trackmen Forge Winning Combination 440 Sprint-man George Wilson rounds the first turn. Stuart Allen’s 1968 Track team opened up a season that was not destined to be as superb as preceding years, but produced a season that no one could be ashamed of. Preceding teams had been well balanced in most all events. This year had the finest field of distance runners Myers Park has possessed, but lacked depth in the sprints and field events. The season began with two indoor meets in the Tin Can at Chapel Hill. These were not considered important in themselves but proved valuable as workouts and experience builders. With this start the team began their outdoor meets. The season breezed through with Myers Park soundly trouncing every competitor in regular season meets. Their undefeated season was marred only by losses received during large invitational meets. Allen’s previous teams had practically become just accepted to take the state champ¬ ionship every year. The man at the top is always the one for others to shoot for, bearing a significant dis¬ advantage. Sophomore Pike Jones, Myers Park’s best sprinter, leaves the starting blocks for 10.2 second 100 yard time. Bob Fletcher leaves competitors behind in good Bob Goins, leading opponents, clears hurdle easily, form. 197 Mustangs Victorious in Queen City, Conference, Sectionals 4 Versatile Lanny Davis takes baton from Coleman Smith. The sprints, 100 and 220 yards, were the job of Pike Jones, Bill Bennet, and Marty Anderson. They were fine but could not live up to the past’s Mike Todd and Louis Jewell. The quarter mile was composed of George Wilson and Herb Gale. Wilson did an excel¬ lent job toward the season’s end. Low and high hurdles were dominated by Bob Fletcher, but he had All- American Jeff Howzer’s Adidas to fill. It was an impossible job. Fletcher was backed by Bob Goins, John Davis, Henry Funderburke, and Ralph Clontz. The shorter distances were complete with the 880-yard relay, built with strong sprinters Pike Jones, Bill Bennet, Marty Anderson, and anchored by versatile Senior Lanny Davis. The 880 relay was one of the state’s strongest. The mile relay, with George Wilson, David Todd, Coleman Smith, and Lan¬ ny Davis was exceptional, winning first in the sectionals along with the 880 relay. The mile relay also became State Champ while the 880 relay took second. The two distance runs, the 880 and mile individual, had more depth than any other team in the state. Lanny Davis consistently led the 880, but usually had to strain to keep his spikes out of David McLaughlin, Cornell Pride, and David Todd. Respectively, their best times were 1:57.6, 1:59.5, 2:00.5, and 2:01.6. Gary Allen could always be seen leading the mile with as good as 4:29.8, closely followed by David Todd, Les Brown, Mike Cald¬ well, and Steve Austin. Myers Park distance runners were untouchable. THE SEASON M.P. Opponent 91 Harding 25 SlYi Garinger 511 2 Second Ward 9 96 South 43 Olympic 8 90 Garinger 60 79 Garinger 39 North Invitational—First Place Queen City Relays-First Place Conference Meet—First Place Sectionals Meet-First Place State Meet—Fourth Place Mike Caldwell and Les Brown lead well out in front. Track Team: FRONT ROW: Kirk, D. Brown, G. Allen, Austin, Teeter, Harris, M. Caldwell, Blackwell, Agresta, J. Davis, Gale, Chapman, McLaughlin. SECOND ROW: Kirk, King, Fletcher, Funderberk, Anderson, Huffman, Burwell, Baccichi, Bennett, Donnan, Collier, Lee, Goins, Lobdell. THIRD ROW: R. Allen, Maddert, Glasgow, L. Brown, Pride, Wilson, Todd, Davis, Jones, Clontz, Smith, Campbell, Sparrow, Loos, and Wilder. 198 Miler Gary Alien leads teammate David Todd FIELD TEAM: FRONT ROW: Smith, Bamhardt, Davis, Daniels, Gary, D. Brown, Keller, Harkey, Glover, toward a 4:28 time, his season best Burton, Godwin, Ibach. SECOND ROW: Brown, Babbs, Clawson, Ross, Hayes, Wallace, Mgr. Sewell, Funderberk, Thompson, Perry, Whitesides, Currie, and Segal. Relays Demolish Competition; Distance Runners Particularly Strong Charlie Wallace winds to loose the discus. JP The high jump was led by Henry Funderburke, one of the city’s best, while Terch Whitesides and Bob Annas placed well in dual meets in the pole vault. Bernard Gary was the Mustang’s best in the broad jump, while Howard Segal dominated the discus and shotput. The team was composed of many tremendous athletes too numerous to mention all their personal accomplish¬ ments. These stars joined great effort to take the Queen City Relays for Myers Park’s thirteenth straight time, never having lost. Myers Park took firsts in the 440 yard relay, the shuttle hurdle, and distance medly. This par¬ ticular relay also set a record at the Furman relays, composed of Miler Allen, Pride in the 880, Smith in the 440, and Todd in the three-quarters. The Mustangs went on to dominate the conference and were undisputed in taking the Sectional title. Dis¬ appointment reigned, however, as Myers Park lost the State Champion¬ ship and dropped from the usual first to a fourth in the state. Competition was keen as the first four teams were within seven points of each other. TOP: Myers Park broad jumper balances in the pit. BOTTOM: Coleman Smith receives baton from David Todd. 199 Illustrious Rob Pierce rounds base to the dismay of the opposing first baseman. Senior Duff Goforth hastens to pick up a slow infield grounder. E Pj j Jr. Lynn Wagner was one of the team’s finest batters. Baseball Team Records Best Season A strong crew of Varsity Baseballers this year dealt Myers Park its finest record in the game’s history here. The fine season cannot be attributed to any particular individual, as fine team effort and tested coaching ability of Coach Sink spelled the success. Also assisting in the production of the good year was a new assistant coach from Chapel Hill, Coach Gene Link. Strong effort and spirited determination, teamed with excellent coach-team re¬ lationship, proved an unbeatable com¬ bination. Leading his fine team in most games was Dale Sprinkle on the pitching mound. Notorious for his fastball, Sprinkle turned in a remarkable sea¬ son. Backing up Sprinkle was three- sport star Tommy Land, with Chip Holden and Sophomore Brad Biggers, forming one of the strongest pitching crews in the city. Biggers came on especially strong at the season’s end, with two consecutive shut-outs. Sprinkle displayed excellence in bat¬ ting as well as pitching, with consis¬ tent strength at the plate. 200 Garinger player begins slide as Myers Park’s Rob Pierce awaits ball at second and referee watches intently. Starter Dale Sprinkle lets one fly against Garinger. in Recent History Shortstop Duff Goforth was inpene- trable on defense and also strong at bat. Rob Pierce, Ed Moore, and Lynn Wagner were Myers Park’s toughest on the plate, however, each with an average near an excellent 350. Reli¬ ance was placed on these three power¬ houses every game for scoring. The remainder of the team also produced well throughout the season. The Batmen completed their unac¬ knowledged year well, finishing third in the Statewide 4-A Division 7. Rob Couick (29) powers one into center field as team gives spirited support THE SEASON M.P. Opponent 3 East 5 5 South 0 7 Independence 1 1 South 0 1 Garinger 2 5 Hickory 3 17 Second Ward 1 0 Hickory 3 3 West 7 8 Olympic 0 3 Ashley 0 5 Harding 3 5 North 6 16 Second Ward 5 1 West 2 5 UNC Frosh 8 15 Olympic 1 10 Ashley 0 1 Harding 0 2 North 4 Varsity Baseball Team: Benoit, Biggers, Holden, Wagner, Sharman, Sprinkle, Land, McMillan, Moore, Lutz, Goforth, Cowick, Pierce, Tate, Alexander, Weeks, and Pearsall. 201 MP JV’s Bounce Back, Manifesting Exuberance in Mustang Fighting Spirit The 1968 Ponies, unknown and disre¬ garded by most people, displayed true Mustang fighting spirit to complete a great season. The year began miser¬ ably with five out of the six first six games losses. Morale would be expect¬ ed to be non-existent after such a beating. The young Mustangs proved worthy of Myers Park tradition, how¬ ever. Behind the exc ellent coaching of Wayne Ayers, the Ponies rallied and fought back to win eight out of the last nine games. Only determination and guts could have been responsible for this remarkable comeback. Strength on the pitching mound was in the form of Marshall Sloan, whose efforts the team could not have done without. Rick Osborne, dependable on the plate and in fielding, produced well all season. Macky Allen and Bob Wethers also were tough in both these areas. These three boys were recog¬ nized as the better parts of the team machinery, but could not have oper¬ ated without the support of the well- organized remaining six. The come¬ back that resulted from their efforts gave them a tie for second place in the city, rounding out a great season. THE SEA SON M.P. Opponent 10 Olympic 0 0 South 10 5 Garinger 6 3 Harding 4 10 Hunter Huss 0 3 East 4 12 Olympic 1 4 South 1 8 Garinger 1 3 Harding 5 3 Hunter Huss 1 8 East 5 6 Garinger 1 5 East 0 i Junior Varsity Baseball: FRONT ROW: Sloan, McCall, Kirkpatrick, Osborne, Ellison, Catania, Weathers, Bane, Mathis, Mgr. Mansel. SECOND ROW: Gathings, Hurst, Marsh, Kumerow, McCoy, Fellars, Mayfield, Rob Pierce restfully studies the inscrutable wind- Harrison, and Allen. UD Sr. Dale Sprinkle leads off for pitch, trying to work his way home for score. Lynn Wagner and Dale Sprinkle put out runner as Rob Pierce backs up first base. Golfers Take Second Consecutive Championship Conference Doug London displays his winning form in practice. Coach Jim Hartman’s golfers once again finished a fine year and took the conference championship for the sec¬ ond consecutive year. The top six for this year were Tiger Jordan, Bo Tur¬ ner, Doug London, Lex Alexander, Jack Kirby, and the illustrious Rob Roland. Other strong replacements were Tom Ashcraft, Skipper Duna¬ way, Tom Keller, Randy Keller, Rick Mattox, Dennis Stanley, and Tommy (Mouse) Lineberger. These strong competitors, even with having to prac¬ tice on their own, went on from a conference championship to a coveted first place in the Southwestern 4-A. Individual stars built the scoring nu¬ cleus of the 1968 Golfers. Bo Turner turned in a 77 at the 4-A sectionals for a third individual low and medalist for Myers Park. Tiger Jordan was the most consistent for the season shooting in the low 70 ' s. London steadily progressed through the year, and Lex Alexander, a sophomore, improved fast to surprise everyone and join the top four. Disappointment came as powerful East destroyed the Mustang’s chances of going to State. However, with loss of only Turner, next year’s team should be State Champs. Top four golfers are Lex Alexander, Doug London, Tiger Jordan, and Bo Turner. THE SEASON Garinger East Harding South West Olympic Independence UNC-CH Freshmen Shelby Senior Turner follows his swing through complete¬ ly. 1968 GOLF: Dunaway, Ashcraft, Butler, Jordan, Maddox, Stanley. Alexander, London, Roland, Turner. 203 Tennis Team Posts Excellent 10-2 Conference Record The 1968 Tennis team was an under¬ class team all the way. All of the top seven singles players were sophomores or juniors, so it is obvious that next year’s team will be a sectional power. The top singles were composed of fine players in Sophomore Frank Leitner, Doug Bethune, Kemp Dunaway, Ken Le Blanc, Stokes Van Pelt, Dick Gaery, and Senior Owen Hoke. Se¬ niors comprised the majority of doub¬ les teams, consisting of Gary Babcock, Robert Fligle, Charles Ervin, Steve Kraft, Glenn Haene, Doug Roberts, Tom Markham, and Hu Odom. The team, coached by Bill Cloaninger, was not publicized greatly but as shown by the scoreboard, their season was a respectable one. Overall the team ac¬ complished a fine 10-3 record. Within the conference the team finished a great 10-2 season, its only loss dealt by powerful East. Senior Steve Kraft plays forward in a doubles match. Talented Stokes Van Pelt sets to smash a serve over. Glenn Haene smirks at some of Dick Graham’s marvelous humor while chasing balls all over the tennis court 1%8 TENNIS: FRONT ROW: Kraft Gatewood, Mundorf, Markham, Van Pelt Reed, Dorrier, Bethune, Leitner. SECOND ROW: Ray, Haene, Odom, Fligle, Erwin, Hummel, Wilkerson, Dunaway, Leblanc, Roberts, Hoke. M.P. THE SEASON Opponent 8 North 1 7 Ashley 2 9 Independence 0 9 Garinger 0 2 East 7 9 Olympic 0 7 South 2 8 Hunter Huss 1 8 Harding 1 8 West 1 2 Shelby 7 9 West Charlotte 0 2 Sectional Tournament First Place Page 7 State Tournament Fourth Place 204 Doug Roberts returns one over net as Tom Markham gives some valuable back-up. Doug Bethune swings through under the watchful eye of Owen Hoke, a good senior. Junior Stokes Van Pelt was tough all year with his aluminum tennis racket. Talented Netters Grab First Place in Sectional Tourney Dick Gaery grits his teeth with determination as he sends the ball screaming back. The team downed nearly every oppo¬ sition as they progressed through the season. There was no such thing as a close match, as the Stangs soundly trounced everyone in the conference except East, who trounced them. There were four complete shut-out games where Myers Park left their opposition scoreless. Independence, Olympic, West Charlotte, and surpris¬ ingly, mighty Garinger were among these victims to an unmerciful Mus¬ tang. Frank Leitner led his young team into the sectionals, finishing second in sing¬ les competition. Doubles match of Van Pelt-Gaery finished second in the sectionals also. Bethune and LeBlanc went to the semifinals in the section¬ als. Myers Park finished this tourna¬ ment with a first place, and qualified six players to the State Tournament. These were Dunaway-LeBlanc and Van Pelt-Gaery in doubles, with Doug Bethune and Leitner in singles to leave Myers Park a fourth in the state and round out the season. Tom Markham played smooth, consistent games in good form as displayed here. 205 Head Football Coach Gus Purcell confers with Quarterback Land during time out. Hard-working, devoted Head Basketball Coach Jim Hartman watches soccer game. MP Coaches Earn Respect, Devotion Coach Faircloth digs for recognition the hard way. Coach Purcell’s team slacked off this year, but to no detriment of Purcell or his fine assistant Coaches Link, Fair- cloth, or Sink. Cloaninger’s team pos¬ sessed great talent to become State Champs in Cross Country. Coach Campbell provided determination and terrific interest for his new Soccer team. Coach Allen led Ins fine J.V. Football team well again to produce a very respectable season. Hartman devoted a great deal of time to making this year’s Varsity Basket¬ ball a great season out of what was expected to be an average team. Coaches Nichols and Peale rode a State Championship Wrestling team to its success. Gene Link restored unity and spirit in the Swimming team, and with Don Niver’s help the Mermen took a coveted Conference Champion¬ ship. Link also helped with Varsity Baseball with Head Coach Sink. Statewide acclaimed track coach Stuart Alien assists Mike Caldwell in practice. Deep satisfaction is evident in both team and coach. 206 Swim Coach Gene Link gained respect of fellow coaches. Coach Nichols led his wrestling team to state champs. Soccer Coach Campbell is often left holding the bag. of Team Members Coach Ayers was back again to head up the J.V. Basketball and Baseball spots. Ayers always does a fine job. Cloaninger led his young Tennis team through a good season. Hartman once again filled the Golf team spot. Myers Park Coaches have for years been known among the students for their sincere interest in the boy him¬ self as well as for their personal coaching abilities. The former is often more important for good teams. Coaches Purcell, Haircloth discuss football tactics. Mod Coach Campbell gave high school soccer respect. Varsity coach Sink assumes favorite position while watching his team. Coaches Faircloth and Link: New, Young, Talented, and Well Thought Of by all. 207 Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities at Myers Pari The atmosphere of Spring was fillec with confusion as plans were made fo Myers Park’s first carnival and empT bottles were collected for refunds t found Boys Town. Numerous hour were spent by the Juniors con structing and decorating for “Onc Upon A Time” the theme of Junior Senior. 208 Produces Well-Rounded Individuals, Lasting Friendships 209 Seniors Look Forward to a New and Exciting 210 Future While Leaving Behind Fond Memories Seniors count the days til June 3 when a life of security will end, and commencement exercises will open opportunities to explore a new and varied life. They look back on years of study and enjoyment, but they are not content to reminisce. There are many opportunities, challenges, and experiences waiting in the future. 211 MYERS PARK CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS The Keyette Club The Interact Club The Latin Club The Monogram Club The Spanish Club SPONSORS Betty Sturgis Shop 601 Providence Road For the looks that make the country great! Burris Chemical, Inc. Charlotte, N.C. Clyde Furniture Jewelry Shop 127 East Park Avenue Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance The Blue Chip Company Fred Nance - Guitar Instructor Guitars, Spanish and Mexican 536-1218 Glam-O-Rama Your Prestige Cleaner 425 Providence Road Harris - Crane, Inc. Commodity Brokers Industrial Texile Supply Co. 1300 South Mint Street Marion Davis Company, Inc. 1033 Providence Road Ladies Fashions Morrison’s Jewelry, Inc. 705 Providence Road Newberg’s Mr. Hi Style To our friends at Myers Park Parasol, A Fashion Happening Cotswold Shopping Center Ratcliffe’s Flowers Brighten the hours Reids Super Markets 707 Providence Road 1414 East More head Street Sno-YVhite Laundry Launderers and Dry Cleaners 901 East Fourth Street The Open Kitchen World famous Pizza for All Mustangs 212 PATRONS Mr. Mrs. J. W. Alexander Mr. Mrs. J. R. Allison Mr. Mrs. R. K. Allison Mr. Mrs. A. L. Baucorn James A. Berry Mr. Mrs. Ken Buker, Jr. Mr. Mrs. John B. Crilly Mr. Mrs. John Cushman, Jr. Mrs. E. J. Dunning Mr. Mrs. Charles B. Fellers From a Friend Mr. Mrs. Charles M. Grier Mr. Mrs. William A. Griffin Mr. Mrs. A. F. Groce Mr. Mrs. E. Pat Hall Mr. Mrs. Paul G. Harrington Mr. Mrs. David W. Harris Mr. Mrs. C. C. Hope, Jr. Mr. Mrs. E. F. Horton Mr. Mrs. W. G. Hutcheson, Jr. William O. Johnston, M.D. Dr. Mrs. O. Hunter Jones Mr. Mrs. Alex R. Josephs Mr. Mrs. R. W. Kimbrel Mr. Mrs. Parks M. King, Jr. Mr. Mrs. Leon Kraft Mr. Mrs. W. M. Lineberger Mr. Mrs. E. H. Lipford, Jr. Mr. Mrs. H. L. Lodell Dr. Mrs. Harvey C. May Dr. Mrs. Philip Naumoff Mr. Mrs. W. A. Nichols Mr. Mrs. John H. Northey Parent Dr. Mrs. John Powers Mr. Mrs. Harry B. Spence Mr. Mrs. Julian G. Squires Mr. Mrs. Fred D. Stallings Mr. Mrs. E. C. Stothart, Jr. Mr. Mrs. James S. Teat Mrs. Lloyd Threat t R. L. Threatt Ben F. Turner Dr. Mrs. T. English Walker Mr. Mrs. Charles H. Wheatley Mr. Mrs. R. Marret Wheeler Mr. Mrs. Hugh E. White Dr. Mrs. William C. Whitesides Mr. Mrs. John Wilkinson Mr. Mrs. Dudley S. Woods, Jr Mr. Mrs. J. L. Zaccagni 213 A utographs 214 Autographs 215 MYERS PARK HIGH SCHOOL THE MUSTANG 2400 Colony Road Charlotte Robin Kimbrel Editor-in-Chief Jane Dunning Business Manager Ruth Buker Junior Class Editor Kathy Howe Sophomore Class Editor Mary Lou McFarland Senior Class Editor STAFF Carol Allison Peggy Crowell Frank Fite Debbie Gary Patty Harrington Connie Harris Anne Hayes Russell Kelley Nancy King Steve Poe Susan Rose Rhonda Seegal Christinia Spence Betsi Therell Susan Trice Linda Valenstein Lee Walker Lucy White The MUSTANG Staff wishes to acknowledge all persons who so generously have given their time and talent in making the 1968 MUSTANG become a reality. We extend a sincere thanks to all unrecognized per¬ sons and the following individuals and organizations for their help and coop¬ eration: Mr. Frank Fleming, Consultant, Delmar Printing Company; Mr. Ralph Criminger, Art Director and Mrs. Margaret Parks, Layout, Delmar Printing Company; Mrs. Virginia Christenbury, Mrs. Jean Howarth, Beverly Studio, senior portraits; Mr. Bill Renfro, Lennar Studios, underclass portraits; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Aull, beauty portraits; Mr. Tom Moore, Chairman of Board, American Broadcasting Company, Mr. Tom Sieg, Charlotte News, beauty con¬ sultants; Mr. John Davidson, beauty judge; Dr. Lewis and the Myers Park faculty; The Myers Park student body; The 1968 Staff and Homeroom Representa¬ tives; Mr. G. Leslie Browne, Mr. John E. Kiser, Advisors; And the parents and other friends of Myers Park who have supported the MUSTANG as Sponsors and Patrons. Steve McLaughlin Sports Editor Robin Patterson Clubs Editor Pam Patton Student Life Editor Bill Venning Photography Editor PHOTOGRAPHERS Gene Stallings Head Photographer Fred Barden Rory Blake Les Brown Bobby Brownridge Tom Coffey Yates Dunaway John Harloe A1 Harris Rocky McDowell B. J. Rupert Cleve Stowe y L r cun 216


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