Nelson County High School - Governor Yearbook (Lovingston, VA)

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ij Q.CO)(joo 5 2 HOME John Denver sings “Take me home, country road.” Nelson County- like a country road in a world of six-lane highways: quiet, serene, a change of pace, with a presence not earth-shattering but still here to be counted and maintained. Sure it’s country— Not jet-setting, sophisticated, or urbanized, But, then, it wouldn ' t and couldn’t be Nelson County if it were without farms, livestock, produce, without hunting, fishing, without resources that have remained natural despite environmental deterioration. 3 Our county; our home. We don’t have such wonders as industrial growth, high-rise complexes, or parking lots, but is all that necessary? Is there an unwritten law somewhere demanding the continuance of man’s poor vision of progress at the risk of losing the treasures we have? Leaves convert to beautiful fall foliage in few places. Apple and peach blossoms don’t sprinkle pastel colors across an orchard, while honeysuckle spices crisp, fresh air on a spring day as a commonplace event. Often, Wildlife finds its last resort in preservation in a zoo or compound. Rivers and creeks tripping over rocks aren ' t always musical, or clear. 5 6 When one pauses to reflect upon these things, and realizes how fortunate we are, then he must also consider, at last, that being Nelson County isn’t so bad. Surely, we’ve been blessed. Not bad at all. Turning his back to the six-lane highways, facing squarely toward Nelson Countv: grassroots, simplicity, familiar lifestyles, home; He must surely address the way ahead, and say most clearly: “Take me home, country road.’’ 7 MEAN GREEN In 1970 Spirit Week was renewed as something in which the entire student body could participate. Theoretically, it brings out one’s enthusiasm for his school and spurs co-op¬ eration within the classes. History was made this year as the senior class clenched first place for the third consecutive time. The seniors set their winning precedent in 1971 and continued it through¬ out their high school career. Their hard work was shown in the halls and their imagination and originality was at its best. After installing a coffin in the main hall, in which an “Appomattox Raider” laid in state during the week, a mock funeral was held at the yell-out for the Appomattox team complete with weeping widows, pall bearers, and bugle taps. The sophomore class came in second place, after giving the seniors a close race. The seniors saw competition espe¬ cially from the sophomores in the hall work as well as at the yell out. School spirit was still burning at the football game on Friday Night, when the Governors whipped the Appomat¬ tox Raiders 40-0. I Opposite Page: Upper Left-Juniors show spirit by displaying posters. Center Left-Sophomores eheer at the yell-out. Upper Right—Freshman creativity at work. Lower Right-Funeral service for the Appomattox team is led by seniors. This Page: Seniors demonstrate first rate spirit for third consecutive year. Lower Left-Sophomores flush the Raiders. Lower Right-Students pay last respects to the opposing team. M On September 27, 1973, the Boaz Brothers Circus rolled into Nelson County and pitched its tent on the practice field. This event was sponsored by the Athletic Department. At 2:00 p.m., high school and elementary students filled the tents. The elementary students were especially excited; for many, this was their first circus. As venders circled the arena selling drinks, popcorn, and cotton candy, the circus got underway. After the clowns started things rolling, two “brothers” made repeated fail¬ ures at carpentry. The small cast of the circus displayed various talents as each made several appearances. Re¬ peated performances by the star of the show kept the cir¬ cus going as he alternated between tumbling, flipping from the trampoline, over the heads of five spectators, to the floor, walking on the high wire, and swinging on the trapeze high in the big top. The one-man show was supple¬ mented by a disappearing act, clowns, and performances by Shetland ponies, Peruvian llamas, and trained dogs. Each act was accompanied by the circus band, which fea¬ tured impromptu performances by several band students. Opposite Page: Nelson County displays its beauty at its scenic mill in Lowesville. This Page: Upper Left: “The Real Thing” provided music for the prom. Center Left: Roberta Floyd displays a commander ' s smile of victory. Lower Left: The theme was expressed by Dancing In the Moonlight. " Upper Right: Ronnie Ragland is lost in space. Lower Right: Crowded bathrooms force Richard Moon into using the nearest trash can while Gary Spencer waits in line. BLACK HISTORY The week of February 11-15 was devoted to the obser¬ vance of Black History Week. This year’s theme of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” highlighted the various activi¬ ties organized bv Chairman Rhonda Briggs and Sponsor Mrs. Dolores Truesdale. An assembly was held each day during Black History Week. These assemblies featured a film on the accomplish¬ ments of Blacks in the area of classical music, and speeches by Theodora Jackson, Levy Green, and Rhonda Briggs concerning literary, historical, and social contributions of Blacks. An interpretation of an African dance was pro¬ vided by Phyllis Gaines, and Marita Fleming gave a solo performance of “Let There Be Peace On Earth.” Melvin Perrow, a graduate of Nelson Memorial High School, sang the Black National Anthem at Thursday’s assembly. Borrowed and imported art works were on exhibit dur¬ ing the week. On display were paintings, sculptures, and various objects from Africa including hand-made bead necklaces, maracas, and ceremonial masks. On Thursday evening highlights from each day’s activities were com¬ bined into a program given for the members of the community. The Black History Committee intended for these pro¬ grams to increase the appreciation of Black culture, to in¬ form students of the accomplishments of Blacks, and to create a sense of understanding and harmony within the student body. 18 Opposite Page: Upper Left—Bulletin boards informed the student Ixxlv of African culture. Upper Right-Mrs. Truesdale was responsible for or¬ ganizing Black History Week activities. Lower Right—Gale models a style of African dress. This Page: Upper Left—Theodora addresses her au¬ dience on Black contributions to literature. Upper Right —Perry wears an up-dated version of a traditional African costume. Lower Center—The transition of Black culture is illustrated by a song. 19 This Page: Upper Center—The front bulletin board displayed the week’s theme: " The Black Man up through History.” Lower Left—Claude poses in his modern dress copied from African styles. Lower Right—Margaret was one of many who modeled caftans during the week. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Marita entertained during an assembly with “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Upper Right—African masks decorated the art depart¬ ment’s bulletin board. Upper Center—Phyllis performed an African dance for an assembly. Lower Left—African styles are evident in these shirts. Lower Right —the chorus sang various songs by Black composers. 20 - i [ f in v . 4 ... r- i t 1 A I i la PrPP 1 : I r 1 Lii ■ M H M ! 21 This Page: Upper Center—1972 Homecoming Queen Gwen Ferguson crowns Rhonda at halftime. Lower Left—The bonfire preceeding the game began the Homecoming activities. Lower Right—The Senior Homecoming Representatives. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Roberta, Jerry, and Cheryl gather together at the Harvest Ball. Lower Center- Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior members of the Homecoming Court. 22 HOMECOMING 74 Homecoming 1973 began on November 2 when the bon¬ fire was lit on the track. Around the fire, cheerleaders led the fans in encouraging the Governors to victory over Altavista. At halftime each representative of the Homecoming Court was driven bv the stands to the music of “I Can See Clearly Now.” Then they were escorted through a line of flash flags by two rifle corp members, while the Governor Band played “Brian’s Song.” Members of the Court from the freshman class were Holly Bradley and Marita Flem¬ ing. The sophomore class was represented by Pat Morse and Darlene Small. Juniors Debbie Hurst and Margaret Morse stood for their class. One of the three senior repre¬ sentatives, Rhonda Briggs, Debbie Morris, or Doris Sho- walter, would become the 1973 Homecoming Queen. Af¬ ter a trumpet fanfare the winner was announced, and Rhonda Briggs was crowned queen. The Homecoming Dance became a festive occasion in 1973. The usual dance was converted into the Harvest Ball. The gym was decorated with fodder, pumpkins, and other trappings indicative of a fall harvest. As The Godfa¬ ther” from Virginia Beach provided the music, the queen, the court, and their Nelson County subjects enjoyed the Harvest Ball on November 3. 23 The class of 1974 had a harder time of fund-raising for their prom than most classes, due to the fact that all but a small percentage of the finances were obtained during the course of the school year. However, with the help of the Sugar n’ Spice Bowl, sales of the Nelson County Times and of candy, the prom was provided for. The actual decorating began the week of May 20. Juniors donated their time out of study hall, after school, and at night to prepare the gym, which was off limits to anyone but juniors, for Friday night at 8:00 p.m. The theme, “Dancing in the Moonlight, " was carried out in crepe paper ball “moons " in the ceiling. Starred streamers flowed from the side of the walls np to a large “moon” in the center of the gym. Sides of the stage that the band, “The Real Thing, " played on were covered with star-studded crepe paper. Refreshments were highlighted by a three tier cake decorated with the idea of “Dancing in the Moonlight.” The main prop of the prom was an en¬ trance foyer, constructed by the shop class and decorated with green-and-gold tissue paper. At midnight of May 25, the prom came to a close. The Cinderellas and their Prince Charmings, after the ball, left for home or for one the after-prom parties. None of the carriages turned to pumpkins, nor did any drivers change to mice, but the prom participants had to once again re¬ sume their daily routines. 24 v 25 RAP ROOM Rap Room, sponsored by the Guidance Department, is a place where students can go once a week during their study hall and discuss topics of interest. A counselor is al¬ ways present to observe and contribute to the discussion. The purpose of the room is to give students a chance to express themselves on issues that concern them. It provides an excellent place to “let off steam.” A few of the topics discussed this year included the food in the cafeteria, rea¬ sons for so few dances this year, school rules, and Rlack History Week. 26 SUGAR ’N’ SPICE 27 This Page: Upper Left—Regina’s head is measured for her graduation cap. Upper Right—Sharon’s height is calculated and recorded by the Herff Jones representative. Lower Left—Seniors thronged the cafeteria on January 30 to order their graduation trappings. Center Right—Wilbur arrives at a highlight of his junior year, that of receiving class ring. Lower Right—After writing out their order forms, the seniors waited in line for final measurements. 28 r A ■ " ? hi ' |ri I K Ml NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Top row-L. to R.—M. Carroll, G. Slosson, D. Drumheller, L. Green, P. Slosson, J. Tucker, M. Garwood, M. Tiinberlake, Bottom— L. to R.-D. Bryant, G. LeDoux, 1. Coates, N. Fox, J. Rodgers, S. Eggleston, B. Higginbotham, R. Roberts. The National Honor Society brought faiVie and recogni¬ tion to Nelson County High School as members and guests appeared on Klassroom Kwiz on WDBJ-TV, in Roanoke. Suzanne Eggleston, John Tucker, and Mildred Coates composed Nelson’s panel, and represented the Society for three Monday nights, on October 15, 22, and 29, 1973, at 7:00 p.m. On October 15, Nelson met Tunstall High School for the battle of wits. The Nelson team defeated the champions, made a perfect score, and also set a new record of 260 points, the highest score ever received bv any group on the show. On the next program, both achievements were recognized, and the Honor Society was presented with two certificates. That night the champions were chal¬ lenged by Staunton River High School. The challengers al¬ most succeeded in defeating the Society but John Tucker answered a bonus question correctly in the third round to win the match for Nelson. On their third appearance, the three defended the title against North Cross School of Roanoke. The North Cross team received a perfect score and became the new champions. The Honor Society sponsored a movie for the student body this year, and also presented a deserving senior, out¬ side of the Society, with a $100 scholarship. The final front bulletin board, which features the graduating seniors, was the responsibility of the Society. 34 Opposite Page: Lower Right—(bottom row, L. to R.) Nita Fox, historian; Suzanne Eggleston, president; Joyce Rodgers, treasurer; (top row, L. to R.) Mark Garwood, reporter; Mark Timberlake, vice-president; and Rose¬ mary Roberts, secretary. This Page; Upper Left-Members and guests await their appearance on Klassroom Kwiz. I pper Right — The group en¬ ters the studios of DBJ-TV. Lower Left—Nelson s contestants pose with George Bassett, the show’s master of ceremonies. Lower Right— Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. Bragg watch behind the scenes. 2 35 THESPIAN SOCIETY Troupe 2068, the Nelson High Chapter of the Inter¬ national Thespian Society, was established to honor superi¬ ority in dramatics at high school level. The international governing board set up a basic system having ten points as the minimum number required for membership. These ten points mav be earned in any com¬ bination bv work on one-act and three-act plays. Points are awarded to potential Rvan O’Neals and Ali McGraws, to student directors, stage managers, to club officers, and to committee chairmen and their cohorts. This fall, five drama club members, all active partici¬ pants in drama activities, were offered the opportunity to have their names placed on the Thespian membership list along with Regina Brown and Paul Campbell. Lew Green, Sissie Pavne, David Witt, Diane Evans and Chuck Yarbor¬ ough officially added their names to the roll at a formal initiation ceremony held in the library. IHfl QUILL AND SCROLL Lower Right-Carry Spencer is received into membership at the spring tapping ceremony. The Earl Hainner Chapter of Quill and Scroll seems to have been appropriately named, because both the chapter and its namesake, Earl H. Hamner, are meeting with pros¬ perous times. While Mr. Hamner has added another televi¬ sion series, “Apple s av, to his already popular The Waltons,” his chapter of Quill and Scroll has enjoyed a year with the largest membership in the chapter s brief history. On Earl Hamner Dav (1973 Nelson County Day), the 1972-73 President Paul Campbell presented Mr. Hamner with the Quill and Scroll Testimonial Scroll, in honor of his achievements in literature and journalism. Mrs. Doris Hamner was the guest of Quill and Scroll for a dinner party at La Hacienda in Charlottesville last May. The membership of the chapter prides itself in its close relationship with Mrs. Hamner. Quill and Scroll is an international honorary society with over 10,00 chapters throughout the world. Member¬ ship is determined by three factors: a student must be a ju¬ nior or senior; he must be in the upper third of his class academicallv, and he must have made an outstanding con- tributin to a school publication In the picture above, the Walton family is represented bv (left to right) Carry Spencer as John, Gregg Goff as Jim- Bob, Paul Campbell as Grandpa, Marv Campbell as Mary Ellen, Jovce Rodgers as Elizabeth, Nita Fox as Olivia, Deb¬ bie Morris as Erin, and Mark Timerlake as John Boy. 37 DEBATE CLUB The Debate Club, under the direction of Mrs. Emilie Bruguiere, began the 1973-74 school year with freshmen as the majority of its fifteen members. The topic for all debates for the year was “Should the Federal Government Provide a Minimum Monthly Income for Each Family Unit?” Ea ch debate requires that a team have a positive and a negative side, with two members on each. Information to support the argument is obtained through research in magazines, newspapers, and encyclo¬ pedias. The data is recorded on cards and used as refer¬ ences during a debate. Patience is a key element in each meet. A debator must possess the ability to state the facts and discuss the argu¬ ment without losing his temper. The Debate Club has both varsity and junior varsity teams. Due to the number of freshmen in the membership, the junior varsity teams will be the most populated. The novices, or first-year debators, will gain experience and preparedness, to make a later contribution to the varsity teams. Upper Right—The Debate Club officers. Lower Center (seated) L. to R.- E. Eubanks, B. Green, C. Mitchell, G. Starks, P. Carter, S. Ponton, B. Durrette, G. Morse, (standing) L. to R.—A. Irving, B. Gordon, G. Beverly, M. Revely, ]. Davis, D. Glover, D. Stewart, K. Kokernot, Mrs. Bruguiere, (sponsor). 38 TRI-HI-Y Upper Center: First Row: L. to R.-B. Vaughn, C. Johnson, J. Green, C. Hudson, J. Tucker, D. Henderson, Second Row: P. Spencer, H. Rodgers, T. Anderson, J. Fox, K. Cradv, J Butler, L. Chafee, B. Banks, S. Page, Third Row: Mr. Garwood (sponsor), E. Martin, D. Quick, H. Thomas, A. Caton, L. Rose, W. Henderson. Lower left-Mr. Garwood passes time with Wallace and Danny. The Hi-Y Tri-Hi-Y Program is in its second year at Nel¬ son. Started late last year, it was founded for the purpose of Christian service and fellowship. Members of this club planned service projects for the neighboring communities as well as for school. The Hi-Y is sponsored bv James Gar¬ wood through the cooperation of the Virginia Young Men’s Christian Association. A highlight of the Hi-Y year came with the annual Model General Assembly, held each spring at the Capitol in Richmond. The purpose of the Model General Assembly is to give moral and political leadership training and expe¬ rience in the theory and practice of determining public policv. Through this Young Men’s Christian Association program high school students receive a clear understand¬ ing of the processes of the General Assembly by participat¬ ing in this model. This is an important step in the building of tomorrow’s responsible citizen. Sponsor Garwood was uncertain of becoming affiliated with the organization this year. Because of some confusion with the scheduling of Hi-Y, the club was once again late starting. However, in the future he hopes for a strong group within the Nelson walls, with more response fiom the student body. ✓ 39 FRENCH CLUB Top Row—L. to R.—K. Mawver, T. Seaman, J. Davis, S. Massie, P. Morris, J. McKenzie, M. Singer, B. Dnrrette, T. Jackson, F. Goffev, P. Willis, T. Anderson, B. Higginbotham, Mrs, Ligon (sponsor), Middle Row—L. to R. —E. Purivs, D. Dowdy, L. DeHart, R. Kurtz, B. Brown, L. Martin, D. John¬ son, M. Watts, G. Slosson, D. Drumheller, N. Fox, P. White, H. Rodgers, Front Row— L. to R. —L. Green, R. Proffitt, B. Stevens, J. Flovd, G. Patrick, W. Crocker, M. Marked, S. Eggleston, K. Fields, C. Hughes, M. Coates. route de suite! This phrase was the byword of the Ft ench Club during 1973-74, as the group became a very active organization under the direction of Mrs. Ligon. The French Club tackled many fund-raising projects. Weekly bake sales before school were organized, in which students gave their time after school to make the baked goods. Candle, calendar, and stationery sales were also projects of November and December. Another undertaking was the sale of drinks at home basketball games. The purpose of all these projects was the much aspired trip to Canada for all French Club members. This trip would take place during Easter vacation, and would include stays in Quebec and Montreal. Transportation for the trip also proved to be a problem. Officers of the club are Warner Crocker, president; Marilvn Markel, vice-president; Suzanne Eggleston, secre¬ tary; and Bill Brown, treasurer. 40 Opposite Page: Lower Right -Members listen to plans for fund-raising for their Canadian Trip. This Pane: Upper Left—Pep Club representa¬ tives perform a skit for a pep rally. I PEP CLUB The Pep Club is a relatively new organization at Nelson. Now in its third vear, the sponsorship has been taken on by Mr. Jim Talbot, who started things rolling with a quick, democratic election. This year the club is a relatively small, vet integral part of the efforts to raise school spirit among the students at Nelson High, with Barbara Eubanks as president, Barbara Cowan as secretary, and Lois Fergu¬ son as treasurer. The club took a busload of students to the girls basket¬ ball tournament game to E.C. Glass in the fall. It has also taken buses to away Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball games. The group put in a special appearance at the pep rally prior to the boys basketball game with Gretna, a Nel¬ son home game on the eighteenth of December. Top Row—L. to R.-C. Scott, A. Dunning, A. Morse, L. Ferguson, K. Haywood, D. Wood, M. Jacques, D. Wells, R. Allen, M. Hill, E. 1 ohver Second Row-L. to R.-E. Martin, J. Wells, M. Martin, S. Woodson, E. Robinson, K. Morse, J. Stratton, R. Rose, R. Green, M. Morse, 1). Mitchell, Third Row-L. to R.-A. Fortune, W. Briggs, B. Barnette, E. Eubanks, P. Crawford, L. Henderson, C. Johnson, C. Mitchell. G. Starks. J Jenkins, B. 1 lunette. Bottom Row-L. to R.-D. Simpson, L. Rutherford, D. Sites, D. Morse, T. Jackson, S. Allen, N. Spears, B. Cowan, B. Eubanks, B. Green, S. Page, M. Hudson, P. Miles. 41 VARSITY CLUB Top Row—L. to R.— V. Crocker, G. Slosson, M. Aldridge, Nl. Gamble, K. Friend, D. Ferguson, C. Statton, L. Miles, D. Smith, C. Parrish, k. Carter, T. Sheffield, C. Ferguson, G. Epps, 1. Timberlake, M. Morse, F. Clark, D. Wells, J. Smith, Middle Row—L. to R. — M. Campbell, L. Martin, k. Fields, S. Massie, R. Proffitt, R. Floyd, M. Timberlake, J. Tucker, H. Hughes, D. Morse, P. Crawford, D. Revelv, G. Vest, S. Allen, C. Robinson, J. Vest, C. Scott. D. Wood, T, Fleming, Bottom Row—L. to R.—R. Moon, T. Jackson, L. Rose, T. Boggs, T. Pavne, M. Garwood, H. Watts, J. Horslev. D. Purvis. D. Morris, D. Kidd, }. Fields, J. Collins, K. Fitzgerald, B. Pavne, W. Napper, E. Martin, k. Haywood. The Varsity Club (also called the Monogram Club) is composed of those voting men and women who have either played on a varsity team, participated on the varsity cheerleading squad, or served as manager for any of the teams. In the spring, an athletic banquet or a picnic is spon¬ sored by the group for members and invited guests. Out¬ standing performances and achievements bv individual sportsman are recognized. At the end of the year, lettermen and women from the varied teams of the school receive a heavy green and gold monogrammed jacket, with the recipient’s name on the front. The Varsity Club, sponsored by head football coach Herman Allen, is an inactive group, with no club functions throughout the year. Members find their club ' s action on either the field, diamond, track, or court. 42 Opposite Page: Lower Right—Members from the football team partici¬ pate during a pep rails. This Page: Upper Left—Forensics members await their bus to the district meet at Rustlnirg on December 12. Lower Center—(seated) L. to R.—J. Rodgers. S. Eggleston, P. Spencer, S. Ponton, B. Stevens. 1). C.rav, T. Jackson, C. Mitchell, (standing) C. Yarborough, D. Witt, C. Morse, B. Spencer, D. Witt, A. Irving. FORENSICS CLUB The Forensics Club of Nelson County High School is an organization concerned with different facets of rhetoric. Members travel to various meets and invitationals with prepared material. Forensics offers students the opportu¬ nity to formally express their opinions and views through their choice of material, while providing exposure and training for public speaking. Anyone who makes a presentation at a meet or in¬ vitational must follow the set requirements, and also read expressively and distinctly before a panel ot judges. The judges rate and place place the presentation in a first, sec¬ ond, or third place or in an honorable mention. Forensics includes the categories of girls and boys po¬ etry, girls’ and boys’ prose, girls’ and boys spelling, girls and boys’ original oratory, and girls and boys ex¬ temporaneous speaking. Most of the veteran Forensics members were lost in the graduating class last year. Chuck Yarborough was the only returning veteran of the 1973-74 membership. 43 Tliis Page: Upper Left—Typists for the Governor. Upper Right—Debbie and Ms. Reiter discuss the book. Lower Left—The Section editors and sponsor confer. Lower Right—The Ad section is planned. Opposite Page: Lower Left—Joyce and Debbie look over the layout. Mtttlt 1 44 ANNUAL STAFF Seated: Section Editors-L. to R.-R. Massie, M. Campbell, J. Rodgers, R. Brown, D. Morris, P. Slosson, R. Floyd Standing: Miss Cauwenberg (Spon¬ sor), H. Rodgers, M Morse, D. Evans, P. White, L. Page, D. Stevens, P. Morleand, L. DeHart, S. Gunter, M. Saunders, R. Campbell, P. Carter, S. Ponton, B. Campbell, K. Wood, S. Toms, R. Moon, B. Woody, D. Showalter, Ms. Reiter (Sponsor). The theme for the 1973-74 edition of the Governor was “Stvles.” This was displayed in the opening section, which featured local scenes in the county, and an emphasis was placed on the “style” of Nelson County. The Governor was assembled by a relatively small num¬ ber of experienced staff members. Many sections and de¬ partments were edited bv novices to the yearbook busi¬ ness. Ms. Ethel Reiter, who was also new to the Governor but not publications, as editor of her college newspaper, composed the book s sponsorship along with Miss Cauwen- berg, who handled the business phase of the publication. The 1972-73 Governor was submitted to the Virginia High School League, and its staff was informed in October that the book received a superior rating. That yearbook in¬ cluded many new features, some of which were continued this year. The 1973-74 Governor will likewise be submitted for rating this spring. Due to last year’s prosperity, the yearbook staff had suf¬ ficient funds for operation this year. To supplement this, the staff made plans to execute the third annual “Mr. Year¬ book” contest, and the second annual Sports Day event. 45 This Page: Upper Left—Paul and Kenny prepare to attack an innocent bystander during the fifth period chaos. Upper Right—Wilson provided subscribers with “Bullet” and illustrated ads. Lower Left—Paul Camp¬ bell, editor-in-chief, with a long list of credits such as past associate edi¬ tor, sports editor, past president of Quill and Scroll, first person to gain points for Quill and Scroll as a sophomore or to be a three-year veteran on Governors Gazette, received the 1974 Newspaper Award. Lower Right—The paper is circulated during homeroom. Opposite Page: Lower Left—Frank receives his latest edition. 46 GOVERNORS GAZETTE First row-L. to R.-J. Floyd, E. Saunders, N. Fox, D. Morris, R. Moon, S. Roach, V. Thompson. Second row-L. to R.-P. Spencer, M. Marckel, J. Tucker, Q. Brown, S. Mays, S. Hancock, S. Payne, K. Lawhorne. Third row-L. to R.-M. Garwood, J. Quick, D. Drumheller, P. Campbell, G. Spen¬ cer, C. Ferguson, G. Goff. Between the harried antics of the fifth period group in room 109, the Governors Gazette is written, typed, assem¬ bled, and prepared for publication. The staff of 1973-74 was, by far, the most experienced in the paper’s history, with a three year veteran, Paul Camp¬ bell, as editor-in-chief. The masthead staff consisted of Nita Fox, associate editor; Pat Spencer and Sharon Roach, copy; Jenny Floyd and Kenny Lawhorne, business man¬ agers; David Drumheller and Sissie Payne, news; Garry Spencer, Chester Ferguson, Joyce Tucker and Richard Moon, sports; Marilyn Marckel and Darrell Morris, fea¬ tures; Sue Mays, typist; Wilson Jones, artist; Jerry Quick and Greg Goff, photographers; and Sabrina Hancock, ex¬ change editor. Miss Driskill served as sponsor. The Gazette moved its publication from exclusively the Amherst Publishing Company to the Hartco Company of Pennsylvania. This move meant more difficult work for the staff, as the paper was laid out in room 109 exactly as it would be published. This new process required, among other things, that the staff arrange and set its own headlines. School spirit combined with fund-raising in the Gover¬ nors Gazette’s sale of green and gold windbreakers and mesh Tee shirts. Also, a sock hop before a basketball game was planned. 47 The Nelson Drama Club took its audiences by surprise this year when it presented Agatha Christie’s Ten Little In¬ dians, the first three-act mystery production in recent years. Tryouts were held on a Thursday afternoon in early No¬ vember. On the following Monday morning, Miss Nina Garrett, club sponsor, posted a list of cast members. The three ladies and eight gentlemen who were awarded roles experienced alternate shock and ecstatic joy. Those who did not get parts breathed high sighs of relief, and patted the cast members on the back in sympathy. Anyone attending the first few practice sessions would have thought that those involved were intent on making a comedy out of an intensely serious production. In fact, a number of later rehearsals were interrupted while the cast roared with laughter at each other ' s mistakes. On December 6th and 9th at 8:00 p.m. the NCHS audi¬ torium doors were closed, the act curtain raised and the eleven role-players proceeded to thoroughly frighten their audiences. In view of the fact that over half of the young dramatists had never been on stage in a public dramatic presentation, both performances were considered quite an accomplishment. One of the major reasons for the success of Ten Little Indians was the hard-working group of Re¬ gina Brown, Student Director; the stage crew, and the members of the make-up, costume, and publicity com¬ mittees. A well-received plav showers onlv the cast mem¬ bers with praises, but would anv audience have enjoyed the plav as well if eleven unmade-up actors in jeans stood in the center of the stage and pantomined death in non¬ existent furniture? 48 DRAMA CLUB i ( i Opposite Page: Upper Left—Kathy prepares Chuck for his role in Ien Little Indians. Upper Right-Harold is transformed into his character by Theresa. Lower Right—The two remaining “Indians” begin to suspect each other. This Page: Lower Left-Wamer makes his entrance in the One Act Play’s rendition of The Night Before Christmas. Lower Right- Two stirring mice (Cindy and Debbie) recreate the story of The Night Before Christmas. 49 In Alphabetical order—S. Allen, L. Arinentrout, B. Banks, S. Brandt, R. Brown, R. Bruguiere, D. Bryant, M. Campbell, P. Campbell, P. Carter, J Collins, K. Crady, W. Crocker, J. Davis, L. DeHart, J. Dixon, B. Dodd, D. Dowdy, S. Eggleston, D. Evans, T. Fitzgerald, N. Franklin, K. Friend, J Floyd, R. Floyd, R. Gleason, L. Green, B. Gordon, T. Harris, A. Hughes, C. Hughes, H. Hughes, L. Hughes, K. Iseman, A. Irving, J. Jenkins, K Kokernot, K. Lawhome, C. LeDoux, M. Marckel, L. Martin, B. Massie, S. Massie, D. McCormick, D. McNabb, D. Morris, D. Morse, J. Morse, S. Page L. Page, S. Payne, T. Peregoy, S. Ponton, E. Purvis, S. Roach, H. Rodgers, R. Rowe, L. Rutherford, M. Saunders, T. Saunders, A. Scott, G. Sheffield, D Simpson, F. Small, A. Stratton, P. Thompson, V. Thompson, J. Thornau, S. Toms, K. Ward, D. Washington, M. Watts, D. Witt, D. Usery. - This Page: Lower Left—Cast members of Ten Little Indians discuss mys¬ terious occurences on Devon Island. Lower Right—Visitors to Devon Is¬ land get acquainted. Opposite Page: Upper Left—The officers of FBLA. 50 FBLA The Future Business Leaders of America has one of its chapters at Nelson. The club is national and state affili¬ ated, with chapters throughout the the United States. The Future Business Leaders center their activities around five objectives. They are leadership training, fund raising, social activities, service (in school and in commu¬ nity projects), and learning activities. All activities this year were planned keeping these objectives in mind. Mem¬ bers were involved in selling candy in December and January. Future Business Leaders participate in regional contests in business, including best typist, best stenographer, etc. In their February meeting a consumer quiz was given to all club members. Each year the Future Business Leaders of America present a gift to the business department of Nelson High. This gift is in the form of an educational supply or some type of learning equipment. Officers of FBLA are Freda Sheffield, president; Kaye Baldwin, vice-president; Chester Ferguson, secretary; Laura Armentrout, treasurer; and Sharon Toms, reporter. First Row—L. to R.—B. Clark, J. Brogan, V. Sprouse, C. Franklin, D. Bradley, S. Ferguson, J. Rose, E. Woodson, E. Rose, L. Haggar, D. Revely, L. Henderson, C. Johnson, B. Vaughan. Second Row—L. to R.—D. Clark, M. Taylor, G. Bryant, K. Baldwin, S. Seaman, R. Falls, S. Fortune, D. Bryant, S. Payne, T. Orman, S. Morse, J. Smith, O. Sites, L. Rutherford, W. Browning, L. Armentrout, D. Morris, S. Toms, J. Collins, P. Thompson,. Third Row— L. to R.—M. Clark, F. Sheffield, M. Wade, C. Ferguson, R. Roberts, H. Thomas, K. Morse, C. Allen, D. Painter, D. Banton. 51 SCA The objectives of the Student Cooperation Association are to build a bridge between the students and the faculty at Nelson, and to get the students involved in the working of the school. Officers try to take suggestions for the bet¬ terment of the school made by the students and turn them into reality. A new idea this year was a student exchange between Fluvanna and Nelson County High Schools. Cynthia Wha- ram, a junior at Fluvanna, visited Nelson, while Anne Gor¬ don, also a junior, observed Fluvanna. For another project, the Building and Grounds com¬ mittee planned to repaint the lines in the parking lot this spring. To help pay for thier projects, the Student Cooper¬ ative Association operated the snack machine in the cafeteria. President Ronnie Campbell, Secretary Dale Smith, Re¬ porter Sissie Payne, and Parliamentarian Marvin Barber, lost a “right arm” from the executive staff when Vice-Pres¬ ident Anne Gordon moved to Fredericksburg with her family in January. Plans were made to elect a replacement from the homeroom representatives. First row— L. to R —D. Henderson, B. Brown, N. Spears, J. Morse, M. Morse, L. Rose, G. Epps, C. Scott, L. Green, T. Seaman, T. Saunders, D. Wood, F. Small, R. Campbell, C. Ferguson. Second row—L. to R.—A. Terry, S. Payne, J. Horsely, D. Bryant, W. Browning, D. Ashley, A. Hughes, H. Bradley, L. Raynor, J. Knight, R. Brown, K. Kokernot, K. Iseman, D. McCormick, P. Morris, R. Floyd, K. Fields, T. Hensley, R. Campbell, L. Martin, R. Campbell, A. Irving, B. Banks, L. Page, K. Friend, S. Lowe, S. Brandt, G. Morse, A. Patterson, D. Stratton, D. Smith, M. Marckel, K. Fitzgerald, A. Irving, C. Tyler, E. Woodson, T. Jackson, W. Crocker, (not pictured) R. Moon, P. Slosson. 52 Opposite Page: Upper Right—Mrs. Shelton argues a point. This Page: Upper Center—The officers preside over a regular meeting. Lower Left- SCA members held a going away party for former Vice-President Anne Gordon during January. Lower Right—Homeroom representatives dis¬ tributed March of Dimes envelopes to help in the fight against birth defects. 53 FFA The Future Farmers of America is an organization that encourages and teaches leadership training. It also focuses on practicing thrift; encouraging and promoting agricul¬ tural improvement; and creating and nurturing a love of county life. Sponsored by Mr. Harris Puckett and Mr. Warren Han¬ kins, the officers of FFA are W.C. Hughes, president; Wayne Irving, vice-president; Sammy Mawyer, secretary; Perry Coffey, treasurer; Anthony Perry, sentinel; Mike Al¬ dridge, reporter; and Gerald Drumheller, chaplain. These officers compose the executive committee of the FFA, and lead the membership in its diverse projects. One such project was called the “Beautification of American Communities.” BOAC was responsible for the beautification of the school grounds. Community service was the aim of another project for the Peoples Bank of Nelson in Lovingston. The group also sold a variety of items in a fund-raising drive. The Future Farmers of America is a nationally affiliated club. Its official colors of national blue and corn gold can be seen on the FFA jackets that are available to any member. Within the FFA organization, any member can partici¬ pate in Keep Virginia Green. KVG is a volunteer group, and its purpose is to hlep fight forest fires. I £4 ft 4 1 M V m mm i i mm w. . j (P W. ji ' ] -. r . SmSj-- W nUffUTiii • ’ - " % «L_J 2 ■ First Row—L. to R.—Mr. Pueket, W. Hughes, W. Irving, S. Moyer, P. Coffee, M. Aldridge, A. Perry, Mr. Hankins. Second Row—L. to R.—R. Harris, P. Thompson, D. Simpson, G. Pugh, D. Mays, H. Snead, G. Wells, B. Spencer, J. Hesson, H. O’Brian, R. Massie, J. Hoffman, S. Cash, K. Adams, B. Hoffman, D. Bond, B. Thompson, J. Early, R. Turner. Third Row—L. to R.—L. Saunders, R. Campbell, D. Duncan, R. Mars, R. Kirt, J. Morris, B. Tyree, G. Spencer, T. Hensley, M. Roberts, T. Boggs, M. Massie, B. Adams, S. Stevens, R. Glass, M. Smith, J. Gunter, M. Ragland, C. Paige. Fourth Row—L. to R.—P. Stevens, D. Purvis, D. Toms, T. Payne, H. Watts, J. Harris, J. Megginson, B. Bryant, M. Tunstall, B. Payne, D. Simpson, G. Turpin, R. Bibb, D. Usry, W. Ponton, T. Marks, G. Drumheller, R. McFadden, J. Ragland, W. Myers. 54 Opposite Page: Upper Right—Skills in craftsmanship are learned and practiced by FHA members. This Page: Upper Left—The officers of FHA. FHA The Nelson High Future Homemakers of America be¬ gan a full year of activities at their first meeting which was held in October. Under the guidance of sponsors Mrs. Nancy Parr and Mrs. Elma Giles, the officers of the 1973-74 term were Becky Woody, president; Donna Witt, vice-president; Diane Duncan, secretary; Janie Smith, treasurer; Debbie Bryant, reporter; and Christine Vaughn, historian. FHA Week was observed April 1-5 and the Action Project was called “Making Our World.” FHA activities this year included refreshments, skits based on Christmas customs in foreign countries, a panel on boy-girl relationships, a visit to a nursing home in Feb¬ ruary, a discussion and demonstration with a representa¬ tive from a beauty school in March, a visit to Madison Col¬ lege’s Homemaking Department in April, a tea for the teachers during FHA Week, and during May a visit to Nat¬ ural Bridge. First Row-L. to R.-B. Woody, G. Murphy, G. Moyer, C. Ponton, A. Terry, C. Ward, L. Ferguson, D. Revely, J. Stratton. Second Row-L. to R.-D. Durette, J. Floyd, D. Clark, D. Dennis, C. Allen, C. Hudson, B. Johnson, B. Vaughan, C. Johnson, S. Morse, L. Henderson, J. Green, C. Tyler. Third Row—L. to R.—Mrs. Parr, D. Showalter, M. Smith, J. Smith, D. Witt, D. Duncan, D. Bryant, M. Johnson, J. Brown, S. Morse, C. Vaughan, C. Robert¬ son, P. Morse, P. Hill, Mrs. Giles. 55 GOVERNORS BAND Percussion: R. Moon, J. Quick, K. Haywood, T. Seaman, I. Hughes, C. Yarborough, D. Wells, M. Tunstall, M. Jacques. Trombones: B. Bradley, R. Roberts, T. McKenzie, T. Dotson, R. Gleason, M. Cabbell, S. Cash, J. Hoffman. French Horns: M. Garwood, W. Ponton, L. Jones, J. Davis, S. Crocker, B. Campbell. Basses: V. Thompson, T. Page, R. Allen, S. Eggleston. Baritone Saxophones: R. Floyd, D. Ashley. Tenor Saxophones: J. McKenzie, S. Umbarger, S. Page. Alto Saxophones: S. Payne, P. Slosson, K. Wood, M. Stephens, S. Lowe, S. Jones, R. Glass, D. Wood. Flutes: J. Rodgers, K. Thomp¬ son, G. Saunders, D. Marshall, M. Watts, D. Ferguson, S. Wright, T. Harris, S. Terry. Baritones: W. Crocker, J. Massie, K. Miekens, K. Mawyer. Trumpets: J. Vest, J. Tucker, H. Thomas, D. Stewart, T. Branch, A. Mawyer, J. Wright, T. Dodd, M. Ponton, E. Saunders, B. Hoffman. Bass Clarinets: B. Banks, R. Silman, M. Revely. Alto Clarinet: L. Armentrout. Contra Alto Clarinet: R. Boggs. Oboe: Kaye Crady. Clarinets: D. Evans, D. Stevens, G. Epps, L. Martin, J. Jenkins, L. Page, J. Horsley, K. Fitzgerald, K. Wright, D. Simpson, C. McCormick, D. Spitler, C. Ward, K. Friend, T. Fitzgerald, D. Quick, S. Bryant, J. Horsley, W. Radcliffe, A. Tucker, D. Johnson. 56 Opposite Page: Upper Center—The marching band in field position. Lower Center—The variety of uniforms is modeled by Drum Major John Tucker, Flag Corp Commander Roberta Floyd, Wendell Ponton in a regular marching uniform, and Sarah Umbarger in the flag and rifle corp outfit. This Page: Upper Left—A trumpet trio was included in the march¬ ing exhibition at Buena Vista. Lower Center—The flag and rifle corps and commanders and the honor guard of the Governor band. Hi The NCHS Governor marching band is constantly im¬ proving. This fall. Drum Major John Tucker was seen at the front of a group whose appearance was radically changed. Roberta Floyd, sword in hand, manuevered the fourteen girl flag corps which made use of a number of new solid green, silk flash flags. Likewise, Debbie Stevens, solo rifle twirler, was in command of an eight member rifle drill team. This year, there was also the addition of an Honor Guard, consisting of an American flag, carried by Michelle Stephens and pistol-bearer Sandra Terry. Gene¬ vieve Moyer, solo batonist, brightened the half-time entertainment. The Governor drum corps sported a different type of uniform during marching season. Dressed in black pants, white shoes, white, open-necked shirts with green collar and cuffs, gold ascots, and black leopard-skin—banded hats, they provided a nother much needed change in the overall appearance of the band. In October, the marching band participated in Buena Vista’s second Annual Band Day. They marched through a mile of Buena Vista streets at 10 a.m. and presented a field show in competitiion with other area bands later that afternoon. 57 This Page: Upper Left-Nelson is congratulated for winning first place in the field competition at Buena Vista. Upper Right—Kathy practices be¬ fore rehearsal. Lower Right—The band officers. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Debbie presides over a meeting. At the awards ceremony, Nelson captured a second place in parade marching and a first place in field com¬ petition. On learning this, several male band members hoisted “Tuck” and Mr. Phil Green, director, onto their shoulders and carried them to the busses, amidst the cheers of the rest of the band. In November, the Governor band was the guest band at the Shriners Game in Lynchburg, Virginia. Also, a select group of band members played for the opening of the new People’s Bank of Nelson in late November. All-Regional Band was held on February 1,2, and 3 at Montevideo High School. The eight Nelson representa¬ tives were Suzanne Eggleston, Roberta Floyd, Johnny Vest, Harold Thomas, Brenda Banks, Warner Crocker, Diane Evans and Debbie Stevens. Due to a district division, Nelson hosted Solo-Ensemble Festival in the spring of ’74. The concert season ended with the band’s annual “Spring Fling.” 58 When Future Teachers of America was first chartered in 1937, it was primarily concerned with encouraging stu¬ dents to consider teaching as a career. In May, 1973, the Future Teachers of America changed its name and its out¬ look, and became Student Action for Education. The tran¬ sition was caused by the need for more effective communi¬ cations between teachers and students; the benefits of a sensitive and creative school environment; and the desire for student participation in molding their education. SAE FTA offers students the opportunity to explore different careers in education, and also a chance to make their indi¬ vidual education more meaningful. SAE FTA has nearly 4,000 chapters ' nationwide and is available to juniors and seniors. During National Education Week, SAE FTA, sponsored by Mrs. Shirley Wright, worked with the SCA in providing the faculty with afternoon refreshments. Members took part in a candy drive to raise money for a one hundred dol¬ lar scholarship, which is presented to a student planning to enter the teaching profession. In the spring of 1974, SAE FTA visited the Education Department of various colleges in the area. Seated—L. Chafee, D. Stevens, J. McKenzie. L. to R.—P. Myers, S. Massie, T. Harris, D. Ashley, G. Hutchinson, Mrs. Wright (sponsor), M. Hutchin¬ son, B. Banks, A. Gordon, K. Fields. 59 CHORUS First row—L. to R.—D. McNabb, T. Harris, M. Stephens, J. Tucker, M. Harrell, P. Carter, W. Kidd, K. Goff, B. Martin, P. Gaines, C. Fields, H. Rodgers. Second row—L. to R.—Mrs. Truesdale (sponsor), A. Irving, P. White, J. Bell, A. Irving, P. Tucker, P. Irving, D. Weeks, S. Woodson, J. Irving, J. Mitchell, M. Fleming. Third row—L. to R.—D. Glover, R. Kidd, G. Beverly, C. Kidd, D. Rose, A. Rose, C. Vest, A. Godsey, R. Tucker, P. Campbell, R. Toms, S. Bryant, D. McCormick, M. Fleming, K. Martin. Fourth row—L. to R.—B. Campbell, W. Campbell, J. Ross, M. Barber, W. Ellis, L. Bowling, J. Turner, B. Vaughn, J. Brown, P. Foster, S. Gunter. 60 Opposite Page: Lower Left—Members of first period Chorus look over their scores. Lower Right—Mrs. Truesdale becomes familiar with her mu¬ sic scores before beginning class. This Page: Upper Left—Beany picks out the bass line for several gentlemen from second period Chorus. Lower Right—Bennie, Cindv, and Debbie represented Nelson County at the District V Regional Chorus. Once again, in 1973-74, the fifty-seven—member Nelson County High School Chorus has been on the move. A Chorus Clinic was held on October 16 at the high school. Dr. John R. Shannon, Professor of Music at Sweet Briar College, was engaged for the workshop. Students worked on voice parts, tone qualtity, and expressiveness. Performances of the Nelson Chorus included the Thanksgiving program at Nelson Junior High. Due to the unexpected snowstorm, the chorus was forced to cancel the Christmas concert. The Regional Chorus had a change of policy this year, with members selected by audition rather than being sent by delegation from each school. For the students, this translated into a November trip to Harrisonburg, where several chorus members were tested in music theory and in performance. When the results came in, three Nelsonians had been selected. Cindy Fields, Debbie Williams, and Bennie Dodd made their plans to travel to Robert E. Lee High School on February 15-17. A highlight for many students was the Solo and En¬ semble Day, held this year at Amherst on March 23. There, students received a rating for a selection of their choice. A new type of performance for 1973-74 was the Junior- Senior Recital. This formal performance was presented March 28 and involved those who have been in Chorus four years or more. The Spring Concert was held on May 23 at 8:00 p.m. This concert found the chorus members in formal attire. ft m 61 This Page: Upper Left—Winky directs the group on “Somebody Bigger Than You and I.” Upper Right—Beany plays by ear on the eighty-eight keys. Lower Left—The alto section is presented with their scores. Lower Right—Debbie accompanies the chorus in practice and concerts. Oppo¬ site Page: Lower Left—FNA members learn about treating casualties like Dewey’s pulled tendon. Center Right—The officers of FNA. 62 FNA 1 1 ■f ’ jv First row—L. to R.—M. Hutchinson, G. Hutchinson, N. Spears, B. Vaughan, P. Foster, K. Allen, S. Page, L. Campbell. Second row—L. to R.—J. Green, P. Foster, D. Robinson, L. Cabel, D. Durett, V. Limes, P. Hansen, C. Vaughan, P. Carter, T. Thomas, K. Kidd, K. Fitzgerald. The Future Nurses Club is an organization for students who are interested in a career in nursing or other health- related fields, to help the members obtain information and knowledge in health careers. The club receives representatives from various scho ols and colleges to present information on their particular health field, social work, associate degree in nursing, pro¬ fessional nurse, licensed practical nurse, environmental health, and medical technology. Officers of the Future Nurses Club are Darlene Small, president; Kathy Fitzgerald, vice-president; Stephanie Page, secretary; Patricia Morse, treasurer; and Evelyn Eu¬ banks, reporter. 63 S8S I m i ■ 1 [at ■ i M !S ' -«■ • ' ,m . JS 1 rlf!? ' mr f ■»»■»■» ' ■-— igj| H. ■» 1 p v.-v Jj _£ ■S ’ISSSSSB jr " m 4»3 % - • - ”3t - - ,je. ' • • ££ w « a n« ;inrffc i im « ai %■. a 4 bs %?£ 2 t- • - ' - ' • « £ ' •-? - k ' mi-a.il -qu mm « Jr HMftl 4 V £S2 tSLi ' -y »w-. • xk . • ■- ? sea m m m m m m m- t ■ xaaai kj nttiiMK h . V-1 ' 1 S£3»$s SV jBf, tc« , CJKW -. XSk ' ik « fc . ' $• % - ' £ i w s 3f - je i v i . mm mm m m ( ' ■t»t i flr W 7 W£ " SPP« e‘ w mm i ski m ' W ttM ’: ms u « . . « - S " ' ? »» " v ' m m ' ! 4 •. iwmmw .• ■;, V ££» , •S £ £!Sm , 5 7 V VV ■ t $. ' 4,i s , a 4V l, . iVi S P o It 1 s First Row—L. to R.—W. Durette, M. Aldridge, T. Boggs, K. Haywood, B. Campbell, R. Ragland, T. Beverly, M. Timberlake, J. Fields, H. Hughes, D. Martin, E. Martin, Second Row—L. to R.— C. Thompson, E. Glover, L. Rose, L. Lockett, M. Timberlake, H. Watts, M. Jacques, F. Clark, D. Dnnnhel- ler, W. Miles, C. Robinson, G. Slosson, V. Rezniek, A. Harris, D. Wood, Third Row—L. to R.—L. Awkard, M. Johnson, B. Caughey, L. Blevins, M. Gamble, B. Massie, B. Dodd, J. Massie, C. Scott, D. Robinson, B. Brown, R. Small, B. Williams, V. Powell, W. Myers, A Perry. The 1973 Governors began a vigorous season in August, with practices both at home and at camp. The forty-seven member squad traveled to Camp Pickett, in Blackstone on August 25 for a week of workouts. Head Coach Herman Allen, along with Charles League, Jack Sellers, and Vernon Wood composed the staff of coaches. Nelson’s chief weapons in its gridiron warfare were a fine defensive line, with size, experience, and speed, excellent re¬ ceivers, and a group of backs capable of moving the ball. Three backs returning from last year were also star let- termen—seniors Beany Campbell and Ronnie Ragland, the former having rushed for over 1,000 yards during the 1972 season, and the latter being one of the biggest backs in the district at 230 pounds, and junior Larry Rose, who gained more than 600 yards last year. The chief receivers for the Governors were sophomore Chris Scott, senior Keith Haywood, and junior Hugh Watts. The kicking duties were co-handled by Hugh Watts, who filled the punting job, and senior Tim Boggs, who managed the extra point and field goal tasks. Freshman Marty Johnson and junior Mike Timberlake al¬ ternated the position quarterback. The Governors, at the start of the season, were considered to be one of the two best teams in the Seminole District, the other being the defending Seminole District Champions, the Brookville Bees. These two teams were pitted against each other in the opening bout of the season of September 7, with Nelson playing host. The match was speculated as possibly being the deciding game for the district title. 68 NELSON ENDS WITH 6-3-1 ■ - i ■ 4 • ■ mjt Opposite page: Top—NCHS Varsity Football Team. Bottom—Beany Camp¬ bell and Ronnie Ragland lead the Governors onto the field. This page: Upper Left—The Governors work hard at practice. Lower Left—Dewey Wood leads the Governors out of the locker room. Right—Governors watch the action on the practice field. 69 The Brookville Bees came to Veterans Memorial Field for a showdown with Nelson. The Governors took the initiative in the first quarter, when Beany Campbell scored on a four-yard drive. With 1:16 showing on the clock in the second quarter, the Brookville quarterback scrambled across the goal line to tie the score at halftime. After a defensive duel in a scoreless third quarter, a Nelson fumble set up the Bee’s winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Although the Nelson squad definitely outplayed Brookville statistically, with more first downs, rushing and passing yardages,sthe score, much to the chagrin of Nelson fans, was 14-7 in Brookville’s favor. The next week, the Governors journeyed to William Campbell, where Beany Campbell and Larry Rose starred on the ground, and Marty Johnson, who had replaced an injured Mike Timberlake, led the aerial game. Nelson held the game in its grip throughout, and the final tally was 28-0. Jefferson Forest was Nelson’s next contender. The Gover¬ nors compiled 350 yards in total offensive plays, while the de¬ fense picked off six interceptions, three of which were grabbed by senior Dennis Martin. Nelson vanquished the Cavaliers 34-6. The Governors returned home for a non dis¬ trict clash with Amherst which the Lancer won 33-13. The Raider of Appomattox conceded to give Nelson a downhill slide to triumph. The Governor’s tight defense pushed the Raiders to a minus 11 yards rushing, and only 24 yards in the air. Nelson sacked Appomattox, 40-0. This Page: Top—Governors burst through to begin the game. Bottom—Nel¬ son scores a touchdown. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Nelson’s defense stops Altavista. Upper Right—Larry Rose breaks away for a touchdown. Bottom- Governors are absorbed in the action on the field. 70 71 This Page: Left—NCHS Varsity Football Managers are Margaret Morse, Sa¬ rah Massie, John Ed Baker, and Donnie Smith. Upper Right—Coach Allen, Coach Wood, and Coach Sellers watch the plays attentively. Lower Right- Nelson’s defense guards our territory. Opposite Page: Top—The coaches and players wait for the game to begin during Altavista’s time-out. Bottom- Coach Coach Wood displays a pleased response. 72 History seemed to be repeating itself, as Rustburg and Nelson, in a race for seeond place in the district, were tired at 20-20 late in the fourth quarter. In the 1972 season, Nelson had successfully attempted a field goal and won 23-20. With seconds remaining in the game, Tim Boggs set up for a field goal which would win the game and possibly secure second place. Unfortunately, history did not complete a full cycle, as the ball hit the cross bar and bounced back into the playing field. The two teams settled for the tie, and Rustburg re¬ mained one-half a game behind Nelson in the Seminole standings. Gretna was the scene of the next Governor match. Beany Campbell led Nelson’s scoring with a burst of 22 points in the third quarter. Nelson routed the Hawks, 29-0. The Homecoming game, on November 2, was played against Altavista. Beany Campbell made another outstanding performance, as he rushed for four touchdowns and 153 total yards. Marty Johnson contributed 128 yards of passing, in¬ cluding touchdown deliveries of 45 and 20 yards to Keith Haywood and Chris Scott.. Junior Dewey Wood recovered an Altavista fumble to run 15 yards for still another touchdown. The defensive team held Altavista to only 46 total yards in offensive plays. Final score: 46-0. The final game of the season matched Nelson with the Minute-men of Liberty. The Liberty defense and key plays by individual Minutemen overwhelmed the Governors. The Lib¬ erty victory of 6-0 was the only shutout of the year for the Governors, and the loss knocked Nelson down to a final fourth place position in the Seminole district. 73 JV’s CONCLUDE WITH 7-2 RECORD REALTY JERRY RARER US-5969 74 First Row—L. to R.—W. Turner—Manager, R. Massie, G. Watts, A. Patrick, R. Purvis, C. Baker, R. Campbell, S. Raines, P. Martin, M. Drumheller, W. Watts—Manager. Second Row—L. to R.—G. Hughes, W. Mayo, I. Hughes, G. Hamilton, T. Marks, R. Ponton, S. Wood, L. Ayers, C. Wood, G. Drumheller, M. Wood, A. Johnson—Manager. Third Row—L. to R.—D. Harris, J. Gains, T. Saunders, C. Moxley, M. C. Small, D. Wood, T. Baker, J. Gray, J. Scott, B. Gordon, J. Viar, T. Dotson. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Coach Bennett, Coach Lange, and Coach Sell¬ ers advise and watch their team. Upper Right—Nelson over William Camp¬ bell 24 to 6. Center—The team expresses enthusiasm after a victory. Bot¬ tom-Nelson scores a touchdown. This Page: Top—NCHS J.V. Football Team. Bottom—T. B. Baker carries the ball. After winning the Seminole District Championshio for two consecutive years, the Lieutenant Governors optimistically began another season. The Jay Vees were under the direction of Head Coach Charles Bennett, and Assistant Coaches Kevin Sellers and John Lange. Co-Captains for the squad were Thomas Baker, Donald Wood, and Mark Drumheller. The offensive team was head up by the outstanding perfor¬ mances of James Gray, Thomas Baker, the team’s leading rusher and best offensive player, and Gerald Drumheller, the quarterback for the Lieutenant Governors. The Jay Vees scored a total of 216 points in 1973. Defense proved a determining factor in the team’s out¬ come. The Jay Vees allowed an average of only four points to be scored against them all season, and shut out four other teams. Prominent figures on the defensive team were Dale Harris, and eighth-grade linebacker; Freshmen Preston Mar¬ tin, cornerback; Mark Drumheller, defensive tackle; Chris Moxley, linebacker; and Terry Dotson, middle guard. The Lieutenant Governors completed their game roster for 1973 with a 6-2 record, and third place in the district standings. 75 JV’s SPRING WITH SPIRIT The 1973-74 Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squad followed the Nelson pattern of change and modern¬ ization. Their basketball uniforms were changed to green jumpers with gold blouses and gold knee socks; From the larg e number of girls who put their best foot forward in try-outs, two sophomores and four freshmen were chosen for the squad. The Jay Vee Cheerleaders had practice after school once a week and attended various games on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. These games began at 6:30 p.m., and the girls were there to see that it started off with a bang. Sponsored by Miss Becky Bane, the Jay Vee Cheerleading squad participated in various activities. They sold buttons during Homecoming Week and sold programs at the football games for the athletic department. They also helped The Varsity squad en¬ courage the crowd during games and alternated with them for away games. 76 L. to R.-Janet Mitchell, Freshman; Darlene Small, Sophomore; Sue Woodson, Freshman; Sandra Jones, Freshman-Captain; Susan Crocker, Fresh¬ man; Theodora Jackson, Sophomore Co-captain. Opposite Page: Upper Right—Squad members cheer for a pep rally dur¬ ing football season. Lower Center—Janet and Theodora, Susan and Sandra, and Darlene and Sue demonstrate various stunts. This Page: Lower Left—Miss Bane, sponsor, and Sandra Jones, Captain. Center Right—The Jay Vee cheerleaders mingle with the opposition s squad. Lower Right—Sue, Susan, and Sandra fill time between school and prac¬ tice with Cokes and talk. The 1973-74 Varsity Cheerleaders were responsible for achieveing and maintaining school spirit before and during Governor games and track meets. During the course of the school year, the original nine cheerleaders decreased in number to seven. For die second consecutive year, the cheerleaders trav¬ eled to cheerleading camp, held at the University of Rich¬ mond in Richmond, Virginia. This year, the athletic de¬ partment paid the expenses for the group. The proceeds from the cheerleaders car wash in the summer and the sale of pompoms and buttons during football season went to¬ ward the atletic department’s funds. The Governor cheerleaders improved their fashion im¬ age with new green and gold plaid pep rally uniforms. Also, Debbie Morris wore a solid green skirt, while the others wore plaid skirts, to designate her as head cheerleader. With the gas crunch of the energy crisis, the varsity cheerleaders began to alternate their trips to away basket¬ ball games with the junior varsity cheerleaders. This gave each squad the responsibility of leading cheers for both the Jay Vee and Varsity teams. After a year of hard work, the members of the squad are eligible for membership in the Varsity Club. Mrs. Nancy Morgan is the squad’s sponsor. l Vi I I i Bottom—L. to R.—Ruth Profitt, Junior; Sharon Allen, Senior; Debbie Hurst, Junior; Debbie Morris, Senior Captain; Mary Campbell, Senior Co-cap¬ tain. Top—L. to R.—Kim Fields, Junior; Linda Martin, Sophomore; Karen Tyree, Sophomore. 78 HIGH SPIRITS SEASONED BY CHEERLEADERS Opposite Page: Upper Right—Part of the cheerleaders’ responsibility of boosting spirit lies in poster construction. This Page: Upper Left—Mrs. Mor¬ gan talks with some of the squad during practice. Upper Right—Debbie Mary, and Debbie encourage the team from the sideline. Center Left— Brookville joins Nelson in a friendship circle. Lower Right—Practices result in the polished performance of the cheerleading squad. Lower Left—Stunts highlight the motions of cheers. 79 SPORTS INCREASE WITH VOLLEYBALL This Page: Left—The volleyball is served by Debbie Morse. Upper Right—The Governettes in action as they play. Lower Right—Teresa Sheffield leaps up to return the ball over the net. Opposite Page: Top—The Governettes break the huddle to begin the game. Bottom—NCHS Volleyball Team. 80 Rarely does a year pass at Nelson that something new is not added and 1973-74 was no exception. Volleyball was added to the girl’s varsity sports. It provided the students with another choice of athletics and gave them another opportunity to participate in varsity sports. The Volleyball team consists of 12 people with six of these on the court. In order to champion a game, the team has to win two out of three matches. Each match consists of 15 points. Coach Greene was pleased at the turnout for volley¬ ball tryouts. They had after-school practices but the gym was not always available and weather permitting, practice was held outside of the school. Although record scores were not prevalent, the Governettes dis¬ played fine playing and represented their school well in sportsmanship. Outstanding players noted by Coach Greene are sophomores Theresa Sheffield, and juniors Debbie Morse, and Joyce Tucker. All of the team displayed en¬ thusiasm for the game, but these three were outstanding in their playing and their spirit. Coach Greene hopes for a better season next year as many of this year’s vet¬ erans will be returning and will have valuable experience. First Row-L. to R.-J. Tucker, L. Henderson, P. Tucker, P. Thompson, D. Woodson, D. Morse, A. Tucker, D. Truslow, S. Page, K. Kokernot, T. Sheffield, C. Tvler—Manager. Front—Coach A. Greene. 81 LT. GOVERNORS The Lieutenant Governors, led by veteran coach Jim Garwood and co-captains Mark Gamble and Danny Hen¬ derson, secured a regular season record of twelve wins and seven losses. The much-improved won-lost tabulation was good enough for a fourth place district finish and entitled the Jay Vees to a place in the Seminole District Junior Var¬ sity Basketball Tournament. In the first round of the play-offs, the Lieutenant Gover¬ nors tangled with the Baby Hawks of Gretna. The Nelson team led throughout most of the game, but in the latter part of the fourth quarter, the Gretna Jay Vees demolished a nine point Nelson lead and won the game, 53-52. One of the better Jay Vees performances came at the second Brookville game, played on Brookville’s home court. A collective team effort won the game with a Nel¬ son Junior Varsity record of 98 points. Also, Clinton Smith, 6’4” center, established another new Junior Varsity record of 51 points. One of the most exciting games of the year was played in the Nelson gymnasium against the non-conference Am¬ herst team. The Lieutenant Governors had a slight point advantage over the Baby Lancers for much of the game. However, in the final few seconds, the Amherst team tied the score 61-61. The game went into overtime and, with a frenzied Nelson crowd screaming their support, the tricky Nelson Jay Vees sneaked by the Lancer Jay Vees 66-65. Clinton Smith and Danny Henderson were the team’s high scorers for the year with totals of 333 and 266 points for the year, respectively. Smith’s eummulative average per game was 17.5 and Henderson’s was 14.0. TAKE FOURTH First Row—L. to R.-A. Irving—Manager, D. Henderson, L. Lockett, J. Smith—Manager. Second Row—L. to R.—Coach Garwood, W. Henderson, M. Gamble, C. D xld, C. Smith, J. Quick, L. McGuire, R. Allen. Opposite Page: Upper Right—Mark Gamble shoots from the foul line. Lower Center-NCHS Jay Vee Basketball Team. This Page: Upper Center-The team is the center of attention at a pep rally. Center Left—Coach Garwood and Stark get involved on the sidelines. Lower Left—Danny Henderson attempts a foul shot. Lower Right-The Lt. Governors stretch high for a rebound. 3 £ 83 First Row—L. to R.—D. Stratton, L. Miles—co-captains. Second Row—L. to R.—Coach Nimmo, K. Friend, D. Smith, D. Ferguson, A. Gordon, G. Bryant, C. Parrish, R. Silman, K. Fitzgerald, S. Hancock—scorekeeper, K. Carter—manager. The 1973 Governettes basketball team blossomed out this year with a 7-5 record. This is the second year in which the team has been the only one from the Seminole District to participate in fall basketball. The team consisted of two freshmen, Robin Silman and Kathy Friend; and two sophomores, Dale Smith and Kathy Fitzgerald; four juniors, Cheryl Parish, Darlene Ferguson, Gail Bryant, and Ann Gordon; and two seniors, Lynette Miles and Diane Stratton, returning seven players from last year. These girls joined together to enable the Nelson County High School Governettes to travel to the district playoffs at E. C. Glass High School. Senior co-captain Lynette Miles led the team’s scoring throughout the season by averaging 15 points per game. During the game between the Governettes and E. C. Glass Hilltoppers, Lynnette Miles reached her goal of 500 points. The game was halted and Lynette was awarded the game ball bv Coach Connie Nimmo. Dale Smith followed up Lynette’s average with an average of twelve points per game. 84 GIRLS DRIBBLE TO SUCCESS VjJf hey Opposite Page: Top-NCHS Girls Basketball Team. Bottom-Tlie Cov- ernettes warm up before the game. This Page: Upper Left —Lynette Miles has control of the ball. Lower Left-The Governettes talk it over before they start. Right—Coach Nimmo talks at a pep rally. 85 The Govemettes pulled together, forming a strong team to beat Lane High School 41-37 after an earlier defeat for Nelson of 44-41. The team was faced with another narrow loss when they were defeated by the E. C. Glass Hill- toppers on Nelson’s court. The first game of the tournament held at E. C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virgina, found the NCHS Gov- ernettes determined and ready to smear Goochland. Nel¬ son and Goochland battled on the court with both teams leading on and off. However, Goochland gained control of the ball during the last minutes of the game giving Nelson an upsetting defeat of 38-43. Sophomore Dale Smith proved to be a most outstanding player with her backup guarding Lynette Miles. Dale suf¬ fered a leg injury during the season, but her determination and spirit kept her battling on the court. I This Page: Top—The Govemettes are honored at a pep rally. Bottom— Co-eaptains, Lynette Miles and Diane Stratton, say a few words at the pep rally. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Coach Nimmo distributes instruc¬ tions to the team. Upper Right—Sabrina Hancock accurately keeps score. Middle Right—The huddle breaks. Bottom—Gail Bryant shoots from the foul line. 86 87 This Page: Left—Dale Smith releases a shot. Upper Right—Anne Gordon shoots from the foul line. Lower Right—The team huddles during a pep rally. Opposite Page: Upper Center—Players, coach, and managers watch from the sideline. Lower Left—Lynette Miles fires the ball despite the efforts of Goochland players. 88 Senior co-captain Diane Stratton constantly caine through with her shooting ability giving added support to the team and lessening the worries of defeat. Junior center Gail Bryant was invaluable for her receiv¬ ing jump balls. Junior Ann Gordon also showed out¬ standing improvement throughout the entire season. On several different occasions freshman Kathy Friend sub¬ stituted for Lynette Miles. Throughout the season Kathy showed alert aggressiveness. Kathy will provide added skills and invaluable experience to next year’s Governette team. The Nelson Governettes finished the 1973 season with outstanding showmanship. The girls exhibited great deter¬ mination to win and constantly displayed good sportsman¬ ship. According to Coach Nimmo, the experience gained by freshmen and sophomore players will make for a pow¬ erful and exciting team next fall. 89 GOVERNORS CLIMR TO REGIONALS 90 Gj.jpr Iy4 FT J All 11 First Row—L. to R.-K. Friend—Manager, K. Haywood, K. Lawhorne, A. Perry, L. Rose, D. Woods, E. Martin, D. Stratton-Manager. Second Row-L. to R.-K. Napier—Manager, T. Fleming, L. Napper, C. Scott, J. Smith, T. Beverly, J. Campbell, W. Napper, Coach Sprinkle. Nelson Basketball became a source of pride and excite¬ ment to fans in the 1973-74 season. As no one from last year’s team was lost in graduation, all ten lettermen re¬ turned. The lettermen included William Napper, the state AA scoring leader. In February, 1973, Napper became the first sophomore to compile 1000 points in his school ca¬ reer, averaging 27.2 points per game. Besides “Wonderful William,” who was one of the sta rt¬ ing forwards, sophomore James Smith filled in the other forward position. Smith had started in the forward position as a freshman, and led the team in rebounding. Beany Campbell, Edgar Martin, and Leroy Napper backed up William and James as forwards. Sophomore Chris Scott was the starting center of the Nelson squad. Tom Beverly followed Scott at the center position. The two lettermen filling the guard position(s) were Winky Campbell and Keith Haywood. Versatile Dewey Wood doubled as either a forward or a guard. Larry Rose was another back-up guard. Kenny Lawhorne, Tyrone Feming, and Anthony Perry also held down guarding jobs. Coach Allen Sprinkle was assisted in his third year as head coach by Willie Grey, a former Nelson superstar in his own right. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Nelson formulates a plan during a time-out. Up¬ per Right—William prepares to add another basket to his record-breaking to¬ tal. Center Right—Coaches Gray and Sprinkle watch their coaching become good performance from the sidelines. Lower Center—Larry is rewarded with a foul shout against Brookville. This Page: Upper Center—NCHS Varsity Basketball Team. Lower Left—James outjumps his opponent at center court. Basketball began for Nelson when the Governors met Altavista. The Nelson win of 77-70 was fairly close. In the first home game, William Campbell proved to be an easy opponent. The game became no contest and Nelson won, 70-46. Many second and third string team members were substituted, and Nelson maintained its lead. In this game Keith Haywood was the high scorer with 18 points and seven assists. Edgar Martin turned in the best individual performance in his brief time of playing with his scoring, rebounding, stealing, blocking, and assisting. Nelson made 51% of the shots attempted. Jefferson Forest, Staunton River , and Appomattox were the next three competitors to challenge Nelson. These three matches were far from difficult, as indicated by the final scores: Nelson—80, Jefferson Forest—59; Nelson—73, Staunton River—52; and Nelson—70, Appomattox—47. The game with Fiberty turned out to be the last before January, as the other scheduled games were postponed due to bad weather. Nelson came through to assure the victory, 73-67. The Governors met Brookville on January 8. With the defeat over Brookville, Nelson moved to a 7-0 record. In the game. Nelson took the upperhand from the beginning; the end result was settled in the third period in which Nel¬ son had a 50-26 lead. The final score closed in a little, but not much, 81-64. TY Y f V 2HI 121 II i ” 2 1 1 v 1 ( j v 1 v it fa a ' " Lf: M t fy p __ 1 1 1 j L jtm Opposite Page: Upper Right—James rises above the press to shoot. Lower Center—Governors talk over the game plan before a Gretna foul shot. This Page: Upper Left—The super seven of the Nelson squad display their game winning stvle. Lower Right—Coach Sprinkle addresses the student body dur¬ ing a basketball pep rally. Center Right—William creates an odd position as the ball is released. 93 After the Rustburg game, which Nelson won 63-56, Amherst came to Nelson for a non-district contest. The game was a disappointment to Nelson as the Governors suffered their first defeat, 71-75. William Napper scored 43 points to tie the school record set by Billy League. Then, a match with Gretna was put away by Nelson, 70- 41. Due to an automobile accident, Napper was incapaci¬ tated for the William Campbell game. However, because the Generals were not too tough, a Napper-less Nelson still won, 55-49. The Colonels of Altavista served the Governors their first district defeat, 39-50, with Napper scoring only 4 points. Napper returned for the game with Appomattox to gain 29 points. After the first three minutes, Nelson never trailed, and the victorious final score was 79-67. Jefferson Forest followed this game and was defeated, 86-50. Against Staunton River, Nelson compiled 100 points in the final tally, with Kenny Lawhome sinking the one hundredth point, to the Eagles’ 62 points. This was the highest number of points collected in the 1973- 74 season. Nelson followed up by defeating Gretna, 94- 82. Napper scored 51 points in this game to set a new school record. For the first time in Nelson’s history, the Governors captured the Seminole District title for a Nelson basket¬ ball championship by defeating the Rustburg Red Devils, 69-64. Nelson went to Brookville next in a close match which the Governors won, 78-76. For the final game be¬ fore the Tournament, Nelson played host to Liberty. The Minutemen inched by the Governors, to give Nelson its second district loss, 65-67. Nelson breezed through the Seminole District Tourna¬ ment, and played the championship match against Alta¬ vista. The outcome showed Nelson the victor, 57-54. Nel¬ son possessed both the regular season and tournament crowns. The Regionals were held at the Roanoke-Salem Civic Center from February 28 through March 2. On the first night. Nelson was matched against Lord Botetourt. The Governors gained steam in the second half and won, 73- 57. On March 1, Nelson returned to the court to do battle with Tunstall. Tunstall’s dominant defense overwhelmed the Nelson squad, as the Governors were defeated, 66-60. Although Nelson’s state championship hopes were van¬ quished, the 1973-74 record remains the best ever to emerge from Nelson. The team and coaches are to be congratulated on a superlative season. William Napper averaged 28.1 points per game at the end of the regular season. Napper, Haywood, and Bev¬ erly will graduate this spring, a fact which will injure the team next year. 94 Opposite Page: Upper Right—The exerted effort of possessing the ball shows in William’s face. Lower Flight—The team receives guidance and encour¬ agement from its coach. This Page: Upper Center— The team is aligned along the wall during a pep rally. Lower Left—Kenny scores the one-hun¬ dredth point against Staunton River. Center Right—The basketball officials sit on their all-seeing perch. Lower Left—Despite his competition, Chris tips the ball in for two points. GOLF UP TO PAR First Row—L. to R.—T. Dodd, G. Slosson, J. Morris. Second Row—L. to R.—C. Dodd, Coach Wood, K. Lawhome, D. Stewart. With many of its team returning this year, the golf team at NCHS has experience among its qualities. Its second year in existence, the golf team is a relatively new sport at Nelson. Since it is a non-contact sport and there is no girls’ golf team, both sexes are eligible to tryout for the team. The members are required to have their own golf clubs and equipment. The prac¬ tices for tryouts started March 1, at Winton. The games varied with the teams, with Altavista as the powerhouse and Liberty close behind. The home games were played at Winton, while most of the away games were played at Cedar Hills in Lynchburg. Coach Wood commented about the team saying that golf as a sport was fairly new to the county, and this was the area where many schools held the advan¬ tage over Nelson. However, he says he has high hopes for the future and expects Nelson to be highly competitive in golf in coming years. This Page: LJpper Center—NCHS Golf team. Lower Right—A future Jack Nicklaus or Lee Trevino practices his driving stroke. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Warm-ups are part of the ritual of any workout. Center Left—Runners and coach relationships prosper during practice. Lower Center—NCHS Girls Track Team. GIRLS RETAIN QUALITY PROGRAM When the spring sun first peeps over the Nelson track, young lasses shed their winter inactivity to sprint, to hurdle, to put, and to relay. These lasses comprise the girls track team. Building from her three previous seasons. Coach Nimmo offers a strong track program for NCHS girls. This year’s team boasted returning trophv- women Dale Smith, Patsy Morris, and Lynette Miles. Our track women compete with the three other teams of the Seminole District as well as with AAA Amherst and E.C. Glass. The Regional Tournament is nonclassed and requires a qualifying time of each entrant. Although the sport, because of seasonal sched¬ uling, must compete with softball, baseball, and boys’ track, Coach Nimmo and her “cinder-ellas” are re¬ taining the quality identity that is synonymous with Nelson County High School Track. First Row-L. to R.-P. Morris, D. Smith, T. Jackson, P. Spencer, K. Kokernot. Second Row-L. to R.-Coach Nimmo, R. Silman, S. Allen, D. Truslou D. Stratton, E. Woodson, L. Miles, C. Parrish-Manager. 97 CROSS COUNTRY MEETS VICTORY Eirst Row: L. to R.-R. Moon, C. Murphy, C. Jackson, W. Hudson, Second Row: L. to R.—Coach Witt, J. Tucker, M. Garwood, J. Meredith, C. Jackson, Coach Bu g. 98 L. to R.—G. Rose, C. Murphy, C. Jackson, H. Rose, Nl. Rose, R. Dillard, Coach Bugg. The Nelson Cross Country team began its season with n ew faces and a new course. The 1973 course was length¬ ened from 2.3 to 3 miles. The team had only three return¬ ing lettermen— Mark Garwood, Wayne Hudson, and Clark Jackson. Success was the result of the meets within the district and in impressive defeats over AAA Lane and E. C. Glass, and Staunton Military Academy. At a meet with Albe- marie, Clark Jackson placed 40th; Wayne Hudson, John Meredith and Cheyenne Jackson finished in the top 250. Nelson finished ahead of such schools as E. C. Glass, Fair¬ fax, John Marshall, Fort Hunt, and Stonewall Jackson. Lau¬ rel Park foiled Nelson’s broadening winning streak by only one point, 27-28. Nelson continued the season by defeating Waynesboro, Brookville, Staunton River, Gretna, and Am¬ herst (by forfeit). At the district meet, Staunton River won over Nelson, 36-40. On November 10th, the team traveled to the State meet, where Nelson placed sixth. The first Jav Vee team in three years in Nelson showed its talents at Lynchburg Invitational Meets for Jay Vee teams in October, as Haywood Rose broke the old record and Clinton Murphy set a new ninth grade record for the course. The addition of the Jay Vees will improve the Cross Country facet of Nelson sports in strength and experience. Opposite Page: Upper Left-Clark Jackson displays great effort. Upper Right—The team warms up. Bottom—NCHS Varsity Cross Country Track Team. This Page: Top-NCHS J.V. Cross Country Track Team. Bottom, Wayne Hudson gives one-hundred per cent effort. 99 First Row—L. to R — W. Hudson, C. Ferguson, C. Jackson, R. Moon, R. Ragland, M. Garwood, J. Tucker, F. Clark, M. Timberlake. Second Row—L. to R.—Coach Witt, E. Glover, C. Murphey, R. Dillard, J. Vest, C. Robinson, T. Payne, K. Harrison, E. Ellis. Third Row—L. to R.—Coach Sellers, M. Rose, L. Jones, F. Ferguson, T. Raker. D. Wells, L. Awkard, C. Thompson, R. Silman, G. Rose, H. Rose. Fourth Row—L. to R.—Coach Bugg, J. Wells, V. Reznick, R. Rose, W. Turner, B. Massive, B. Caughey, B. Adams, T. Hensley, W. Ellis. The Nelson Indoor Track squad began its season with a victorious four-wav meet at VMI against Menchville, Waynesboro, and Louisa. Nelson had an eight point advan¬ tage over Menchville, the state champion in Group AAA. In this meet Glenn Epps amassed 16 ' 2 points, the highest single score of the meet. Other first places went to Elmer Glover, Tony Payne, Ronnie Ragland, Richard Moon, and the 880 relay team consisting of Frank Clark, Dexter Wells, Richard Moon, and Glenn Epps. At the district meet held at Lynchburg College, Nelson gained seven first places and won by a 62 point margin. This win took place despite the absence of Ronnie Rag¬ land, Tony Payne, and Thomas Raker. Dexter Wells won two events solely, the long jump and the 60 yard dash, and helped in another, the 880 relay. Glenn Epps tied with Wells in meet points with three second places and a first also in the 880 relay. Mike Timberlake scored 1314 points by winning the high hurdles, and placing third in both the high jump and the 330 yard dash. The Virginia High School League’s Group AA Indoor Track Meet was won by Nelson for the second time in two years, and the fourth time in the past five years. This win was chiefly accredited to Ronnie Ragland, who broke his own shot-put record with a throw by 55’5! 2”; Elmer Glo¬ ver, who won the high jump with a jump of 6’1”; and the 880 relay team composed of Mike Timberlake, Richard Moon, Dexter Wells, and Glenn Epps, who completed the race in 1:36.8. The mile relay also won first place, but was disqualified by what the officials ruled unsportsmanlike conduct. The Indoor Track team of 1973-74 was undefeated in the Seminole District and the State A A Championship. Head Coach Eddie Witt was assisted in coaching this fan¬ tastic team by Gary Rngg and Jack Sellers. TRACKMEN SOAR AT STATE MEET Opposite Page: Upper Center—NCHS Indoor Track Team. Lower Right Robin integrated Indoor Track by becoming the first female rnimei. 1 his Page: Upper Left-Elmer is successful in his pole vault. Upper Right-Mark starts out ahead in the mile run (and finished first), (.enter Right—Brookville and Nelson socialize during the district track meet at Lynchburg. Lower Left—Trackmen receive instructions from Coach Witt before practice. 101 { First Row—L. to R. — M. Jacques, R. Dillard, J. Tucker, E. Bowling, T. Payne, R. Moon, R. Brown—Manager. Second Row— L. to R.—R. Ragland, F. Ferguson, J. Vest, K. Haywood, M. Timberlake, W. Hudson, C. Thompson, G. Epps, Coach Sellers. Third Row—L. to R.—Coach Witt, C. Robinson, D. Wells, E. Glover, L. Napper, L. Jones, J. Wells—Manager, Coach Bugg. Fourth Row—L. to R.—F. Clark, E. Martin, T. Beverly, J. Smith, C. Scott. Not pictured—Clark Jackson and William Napper. The Nelson Outdoor Track began its 1973 season with a disappointing loss rendered at the hands of Brookville. For the first time since 1964, Nelson lost the Seminole District meet. Despite the loss, individual performances at the meet were outstanding. George Woodson set a new district record with his First in the mile run and placed first in the 880 yard run. Ronnie Ragland placed first in the shot-put and second in the discuss. The 880 relay team, consisting of Glenn Epps, Keith Haywood, William Napper and Frank Clark, also performed excitingly for Nelson. Out of fifteen trackmen traveling to the Regional Track Meet, twelve placed. Two of these, George Woodson and Ronnie Ragland, each captured two first places. Wood¬ son’s rewards came from his efforts in the mile and 880 mn(s), and Ragland’s display in the shot and discus event(s) provided him with his two firsts. The mile relay team, composed of Mike Timberlake, Keith Haywood, Richard Moon, and William Napper, brought home first place hon¬ ors after a two-second win over Brookville’s favored team. The state meet was next on the agenda. Eight of the eleven contenders placed at the meet. Again, George Woodson and Ronnie Ragland were Nelson’s superstars. Woodson set new state records in both the mile and the 880 run(s). Ragland placed second in the shot and first in the discus. The mile relay team placed first with a perfor¬ mance good for a new school record in the event. James Smith also gathered honor for himself and Nelson by tak¬ ing second in the high jump. The win at the State Outdoor Championship was Nelson’s fourth state championship in five years. 102 | This Page: Upper Center—NCHS Outdoor Track Team. Lower Right—Dex¬ ter sprints the tape ahead of the competition in the 100 yard dash. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Ronnie displays his state record-breaking shot style. Up¬ per Right—Emer clears the bar. Center Right—Glenn sails toward the ground af ter take-off in the broadjump. Lower Center—The coaches for the track team consist of Sellers, Witt, and Bugg. 73 OUTDOOR TRACKMEN REIGN 103 73 GOVERNETTES PLACE SECOND 104 First Row—L. to R.—D. Ferguson, K. Carter, T. Sheffield, D. Smith, L. Miles. Second Row—L. to R.—Coach Greene, J. Horsley—Manager, J. Jenkins, P. Tucker, D. Stratton, L. Henderson, D. Smith, R. Floyd— Scorekeeper. Opposite Page: Upper Left-Dale scores a run for Nelson. Upper Right-The runner rounds first and heads toward second. Center Right—Coach Greene directs Dale after a play. Lower Center—Nelson relaxes and concentrates on the game while at bat. This Page: L ' pper Center—NCHS Softball Team. Lower Left—The strain of Lynette s hit shows in her face. The Govemettes entered their 1973 spring season with the 1972 District Championship in their posses¬ sion. This naturally gave the team confidence in its capacity to make history repeat. The new softball field in front of the school build¬ ing was used for the first time last year. The extra field made practicing easier for the Govemettes, as they did not have to move to a nearby elementary school. Having a home diamond meant the girls could get in more practice time without wasting time traveling to a field. Also, a game at home in¬ sured more of a Nelson crowd. Adding to the new dimension of softball, the Gov¬ emettes sported new, colorful uniforms that gave the team a feeling of individuality throughout the Semi¬ nole District. The softball team ended their season with a record of eleven wins and four losses. The Govemettes fin¬ ished second in the district play-offs. Nelson’s fine record was aided by the coaching of Anna Leigh Greene and the managing of Janet Hor¬ sley and Joan Hughes. Pitcher Lynette Miles was cited as the most valu¬ able player, and Dale Smith was labeled “Miss Hustle.’’ Also, Debbie Morse was singled out as the most improved. With a number of good players returning to the 1974 squad, the Govemettes should be better than ever. 105 SS» The 1973 Governor Baseball team began the spring schedule with a pre-season defeat by Virginia Episcopal School. The Governors rallied, however, and started the regular season with a strong show of strength to twice de¬ feat Waynesboro. The team then put their power to work in district victories over Altavista and Rustburg. In the Rustburg game, Righthander Hugh Watts became the third player in Nelson history to pitch a no-hitter. Later in the season, Lefthander Mark Garwood became number four when he performed a no-hitter on Staunton River. The 1973 team was statistically better than earlier Nel¬ son teams. The superlative pitching staff and improved de¬ fense, along with the fine coaching of Howard West and Jim Garwood, were the main attributes of the team’s suc¬ cess. The Governors, second only to Brookville at the end of the district schedule, went into the Seminole District Tournament. After defeating third place Gretna, the Gov¬ ernors lost the championship game to first place Brook¬ ville. Nelson finished with a district record of 14-4, and an overall record of 15-7. The record fifteen wins broke the previous record of eleven wins set in 1960. Left fielder Tommy Harvey, captain of the Nelson squad, was designated the most valuable player for the 1973 season. Hugh Watts received the Governors Gazette Sports Award in April of 1973. Nelson’s diamond was rejuvenated for 1973, with the ad¬ dition of a batrack and a sturdier backstop. New, colorful uniforms in 1974 contributed still more to Nelson’s appear¬ ance and style. First Row-L. to R.-H. Watts, J. Fields, D. Purvis, D. Kidd, L. Rose. Second Row-L. to R.-Coach Garwood, D. Fitzgerald, R. Fields, K. Harrison, Coach Norris. Third Row-L. to R.-M. Garwood, M. Ponton, L. Awkard, M. Saunders, W. Ponton-Manager. 73 BASEBALL SEASON BEST YET Opposite Page: Upper Right—Jeff propels the ball into play. Lower Center— NCHS Baseball Team. This Page: Upper Left—The Governors study the situ¬ ation while awaiting their bat(s). Center Right—The swing and ball contact are crucial to a successful team. Lower Left—Dee wains up before the game with Jefferson Forest. 107 ' b ■ 1 . 1 ■ rL ' m William J. Bloomer Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—B.S. University of Virginia—M. Ed. Administration Principal C.M. Price, Jr. North Carolina State University—B.S. Administration Assistant Principal Gary R. Helbert, Catherine G. Lincoln, Henry D. Conner, Bobbie F. Na¬ pier, Frances B. Walker. Barbara Quick, Doris Evans, Secretaries 113 Hilda Ashley—Library Aide Helen League—Guidance Aide Mildred Foster, Preston Foster, Custodians 114 Becky Bane Madison College—B.S. Math Marion W. Bragg Lynchburg College—A.B. Foreign Language Emilie D. Bruguiere Madison College—B.S. English Gary H. Bugg Lynchburg College—B.S., M. EM. Science 115 Stephen C. Davis Bridgewater College—B.A. University of Virginia—M. Ed. Social Studies David J. Dodd Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—B.S. English Patty Driskill Emory and Henry College—B.A. English Nina K. Garrett Madison College—B.S. English and History 116 4M Jim Garwood Randolph-Macon College—B.A. University of Virginia—M. Ed. Social Studies and Sociology Elma F. Giles Radford College—B.S. Home Economics Robert E. Gosney University of Richmond—B.A. Special Education Philip A. Green East Carolina College—B.S., M. Ed Music 117 Anna L. Greene Marshal] University—A.B. Health and Physical Education Warren E. Hankins A T University—B.S., M.S Agriculture Sharon D. Hughes Madison College—B.S. Business Sandra L. Johnson Bluefield State College—B.S. Math 118 Joan B. Ligon University of Delaware—B.A. Ohio State University—M.A. Foreign Language Lucy M. Massie University of Virginia—B.S. Art William N. Moxley East Texas University—B.S., M.S. Math and Science Linda M. Mattson Madison College—B.S. Business 119 Connie S. Nimmo Marshall University—A.B. University of Virginia—M. Ed. Physical Education William R. Norris Bluefield College—A.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—B.S. Business and Social Studies William R. Page University of Kentucky—B.A. English Nancy T. Parr Radford College—B.S Home Economics 120 Margaret M. Perry Stratford College—A.A., B.A. Virginia Commonwealth University—M. Ed Guidance Ernest H. Puckett University of Virginia—B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—M. Ed. Agriculture Ethel E. Reiter Longwood College—B.S. English 00TMP1A Mary C. Roberts Longwood College—B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—M. Ed. Business 121 Jack Sellers Lynchburg College—B.S. Science Rebecca M. Sellers Randolph-Macon Woman’s College—A.B. English Clara H. Shelton Bennett College—B.A. Viriginia State College—M. Ed. Business 122 C. Allen Sprinkle, Jr. University of Virginia—B.S. Social Studies Shirley S. Sullivan Madison College—B.A. Librarian James G. Talbot University of Virginia—B.A., M. Ed. Guidance Clara H. Thompson Virginia State College—B.S. Hampton Institute— M. Ed. English 123 Dolores B. Truesdale Virginia State College—B.S. University of Virginia—M. Ed. Choral Music Caroline C. Tucker University of North Carolina—B.A Foreign Language Antoinette Verduce Madison College—B.S. Social Studies John T. White Lynchburg College—B.A. University of Virginia—M. Ed. Science 124 Catherine H. Whitehead Alabama College—B.A. University of Virginia—M. Ed. Guidance Vernon Wood Lynchburg College—B.A. Physical Education Edward H. Witt College of William and Mary—A.B. University of Virginia—M. Ed Physical Education Shirley W. Wright Longwood College—B.S. Business 125 “YOU’RE NOT GETTING OLDER; YOU’RE GETTING BETTER.” This Page: Rhonda Briggs, president; Rosemary Roberts, secretary-treasurer; Paul Campbell, vice-president; Beany Campbell, reporter. 128 Lynette a hard time. “You’re not getting older; you’re getting better is a state¬ ment which appropriately described the Class of 74. The Se¬ niors maintained their enthusiasm of the preceding years by again capturing first place honors during spirit week. Creativ¬ ity and imagination were at a peak on October 5 when Se¬ niors staged a mock funeral for the Appomattox Raiders and demonstrated their exuberance at the Yell-Out. The Seniors also made outstanding academic contributions to Nelson. Honor Society members Mildred Coates, John Tucker, and Suzanne Eggleston appeared on Klassroom Kwiz three times. On their first appearance they set a record of 260 points, the most points accumulated by a team in the histoiv of the show. During their four years many senior athletes brought vic¬ tory and fame to Nelson. Several coaches have credited the Class of ’74 as being one of the most athletically gifted class to attend Nelson. Much time was devoted to find raising for graduation. Energetic seniors held a carwash, a variety show, a Powder Puff Basketball Game, and a paper drive. 12V Michael Wayne Aldridge Alfred Eugene Allen Catherine Diane Allen Frank William Allen Houston Carroll Allen Melvin Nathaniel Allen Sharon Elaine Allen Laura Anne Armentrout Brenda Reynolds Banks Deborah Gunter Banton Marvin Nathaniel Barber Catherine Anne Beverlv This Page: Lower Left—Alan gets inside information. Opposite Page: Upper Center—Pat finds a rare case of unoccupied stairway. Upper Right —Sue gets caught in the act. 130 Thomas Ivanhoe Beverly Ruth Vera Boggs June Dianna Brown Regina Gail Brown Linwood Earl Bowling r Timothy Paul Boggs Sharon Kave Brandt Rhonda Denise Briggs Bobbv Woodson Bryant D ebra Mae Bryant I Lanora Gail Bryant Wandall Diane Bryant Michael Thomas Cabbell Alfred Bernard Campbell Dianne Elizabeth Campbell James Wendell Campbell John Michael Campbell Mary Ruth Campbell Vickie Robin Carroll Katrina Rae Carter Linda Diane Carter Virgie Aneil Carter Luther Wilson Cash Walter Allen Caton Joyce Baker Chewning Dolly Ann Clark Mildred Loleta Coates Kenneth Wavne Coffey pposite Page: Upper Left-The Senior members of the LL3- 4 am. Upper Center-Kathy inspects the closet. Tins Page: Lower ight-Dennis guards the gym entrance. Jacqueline Molean Collins Patricia Marie Cox Clarence Robert Craig Deborah Ann Critzer W arner Thomas Crocker William Franklin Diggs Larry Cene Dixon Nelson Craig Dodd This Page: Lower Right—Dee and Glenn receive their class rings. Opposite Page: Upper Center—Patti and Debbie discuss pertinent material in English. Upper Right— Governors Gazette officials talk over the newspaper business. 1 34 Alice Rebecca Evans Audrey Diane Evans Jeffery Paul Fields Deborah Kaye Fitzgerald Pamela Louise Foster Rhonda Ruth Falls Chester Lee Ferguson Royal Blair Fletcher Roberta Diane Flovd Elizabeth Hollie Fox Nita Hester Fox Sylvia Lenora Fortune 135 Nanette Peverill Franklin Alice Oakcrum Gaines Barbara Jean Givens Gayle Marie Givens anda Kay Golladay Anthony Jerome Green Michael Oneal Gaines Christopher Mark Garwood James Lee Glass Brenda Darlene Glover Lew Cornell Green Sonja Jean Gunter 136 Jcrrv Wayne Hall Peggy Diane Hansen Joseph Cleveland Harris Becky Jean Harris Mary Ann Harris Valerie Yvonne Harris John Anthony Hesson Patricia Elaine Hill Keith Andrew Havwood Lorraine Henderson Delores Gail Huffman Cindy Lou Hughes Opposite Page: Upper Left-Astonishing material confounds Paul and Warner. Upper Center—The camera catches David unaware. Tliis Page: Lower Right—Rifle Squad commander Debbie Stevens leads a drill during practice. r « 137 Clark Clifton Jackson Horace David Jobe Thomas Allen Johnson Wilson Jeremiah Jones This Fatje: Lower Right—Kathv and Greg enact a commonplace oc¬ currence in the halls of Nelson. Opposite Page: Upper Center—The main entrance is patrolled bv Troopers Spencer, Morris, and Moon. LJpper Right—Sharon, Sissie, and Roberta wile away the last few minutes of class. Lower Hight—The creature within awakes and emerges. Cynthia Yvonne Johnson Mary Frances Johnson Connie Sue Kelly Curtis Lee Kidd 138 Herbert Dillard Kidd Kenneth Dale Kirby William Edward Loving Marilyn Faye Marckel Dennis Janies Martin Edgar Eugene Martin Cindy Sue LeDoux Ronnie David Litchford Delores Diane Marshall Cynthia Ann Martin Michael S. Martin lb 139 Krfin afWIHIWt Rebecca Lynn Massie Vem Mike Massie Sue Elaine Mays Linda Jo McGuire Brenda Lee Morris Debra Jane Mays Johnny Ray Mays Lynette Miles Richard Walter Moon Darrell Henry Morris Patricia Ruth Moreland Debra Ann Morris Archie Harold Morse Sandra Darlene Morse Gavle Denise Murphy Sandra Mae Murphy William Henry Napper Florence Laverne Page Retha Diane Painter Elizabeth Penn Payne Robert Thomas Payne Sandra Marie Ponton Wendell Calvin Ponton Opposite Page: Upper Left—The Speech and Drama Class await their departure to Sweet Briar Coll ege. Upper Center—Mark and Dennis chew the fat before football practice. This Page: Lower Left—Mr. Dodd holds the attention of his class. Upper Right— English class is at a standstill for the moment. Ml George David Purvis James Ronald Ragland Dale Evans Revely Sharon Kav Roach Joyce Orr Rodgers Emma Jean Rose This Page: Lower Left—Debbie shows Patti the proper hand posi¬ tion for port arms. Opposite Page: Upper Center—William Napper places first in his event at an outdoor track meet. Upper Right—The Senior class cheers the Governors at a pep rally. 142 Judy Thersa Rose Joseph Lee Ross Claude William Revelv Rosemary Nelson Roberts Ray William Ramsey Michael Dane Roberts Robbie Bruce Rutherford Lewis Edward Saunders Arnold Keith Sites Patti Jo Slosson lencer Sam Henrelwood Smith Gary Michael Sheffield Doris Mae Showalter Donna Maxine Small Janie Clementine Smith Patricia Ann Spencer Debbie Truett Stevens 143 V Constance Diane Stratton John Leslie Thompson Vickie Lynn Thompson Mark John Timberlake Mary Frances Thompson Pamela Ann Thompson Sharon Elizabeth Toms Sarah Emma Toombs John Hackworth Tucker Ronnie Lee Tucker 144 Hester Elnoria Tyree Brenda Denise Vaughan Donald Lynn Usry Gwendolyn Ann Vest Christine Connie Vaughan Pamela Dianne Wright Kathryn Michele Wood Opposite Page: Upper Left: Honor Society members and guest browse around the studio of “Klassroom Kwiz after their victory over Tunstall. Upper Center—George Woodson completes his run on the cross-country course. This Page: Upper Bight—Richard rests in peace in the Senior Spirit week display. Lower Left—Beany mod¬ els the latest in before-football-practice attire. Lower Right—The 145 JUNIORS STAGE SECOND ANNUAL SUGAR AND SPICE BOWL GAME (left to right) Ann Gordon, reporter; Joyce Tucker, secretary-treasurer; Kim Fields, vice-president; and Larrv Rose, president. The Junior class this year extended last year’s creativity when they presented the second annual Sugar and Spice Bowl Game. Juniors came through with a lot of humor and new ideas. Referees Larry Rose and Mike Timberlake ably called the plays as “Altavista,” coached by Mr. Davis, and “Nelson,” coached by Mr. Garwood, pounded the gridiron. The teams had a hard game ending with Nelson the victor, 6 - 0 . While the girls were on the field, the guys led the cheers and provided a show of their own making. The cry “Two Bits” was never quite the same as when performed by this group and finished off with cartwheels of amazing form. For half-time entertainment the juniors presented their version of the Homecoming court. Excitement and humor were at their peak when “Geraldine” Dewey Wood was ardently crowned Queen by Mr. Price and presented with the scepter. Other highlights of the Junior year were the receiving of rings and the success of their prom. 146 Larry Awkard Teresa Anderson John Baker Kay Baldwin Karen Allen Onedia Allen James Bibb Bonnie Bolton Janice Bell Dorothy Bradley Joyce Brogan Queen Brown Opposite Page: Lower Right—Dexter is distracted from his work. This Page: Lower Left-Cheryl watches from the sidelines. Lower Right- Kenny sharpens his finger. 147 Judson Bryant Linda Burnley Jackie Butler Wanda Campbell Debra Carter Betty Caul Carroll Campbell Donald Campbell Sharon Campbell Brenda Clark Gracie Clark Perry Coffey Annie Crawford Lionel Crawford Leslie DeHart This Page: Lower Left—The camera exposes Dewey and Joe. Lower Right—Receiving class rings is a highlight of the Junior year. Opposite Page: Upper Left—Greg dreams of junior success during Spirit Week. Lower Left—Larry possesses a high position in the junior class. Upper Right—Joyce takes a break in Mrs. Greene’s and Miss Nimmo’s office. 148 Kim Fields Richard Fields Darrell Fitzgerald Margaret Edwards James Eubanks Darlene Ferguson Frederick Ferguson Sandra Ferguson Cindy Fields Tyrone Fleming Jennifer Floyd Cheryl Franklin 149 Anne Gordon Carolyn Gowen Judy Gunter Sherry Gunter Laveme Hagar Sabrina Hancock Mary Harold Jeffrey Hensley Bettina Higginbotham Janet Horsley Cathy Hudson Judy Hill 150 Wendy Johnson Deborah Kennedy Thomas Hughes Kathy Iseman Michael Jacques David Kidd Robert Kirt Ray Lambert Elizabeth Lawhorne Frances Lawhorne Kenny Lawhorne David Litchford James Martin Sarah Massie Samuel Mawyer Opposite Page: Upper Left—Students are engrossed in classwork. Lower Left—Alfred spends his time reading deep literature. Upper Right—David studies his reflection. This Page: Lower Left—Larry clowns around in the locker room. Lower Right—The class holds an auction for Cheryl’s pocketbook. 151 Jane Morris Patricia Morris Patsy Morris Deborah O’Brien Sarah Orman Stephanie Page Charles Paige Cheryl Parrish Gloria Patrick This Page: Lower Left—Greg and Larry concentrate on a chess game. Lower Right—Juniors listen to Mr. Sprinkle’s lecture. Opposite Page: Center Left—Margaret finds a support in the water fountain. Upper Right—The camera captures an immortal photograph of Hugh. Lower Right—Howard and Donald stroll down the hall. 152 Robert Payne James Megginson Ruth Proffitt Richard Roberts Ralph Revelv Vernon Reznick Gail Saunders Sue Seaman Freda Sheffield Juanita Revely Delores Robertson Clarence Robinson Deborah Robinson Larry Rose Rebecca Rose Loma Rutherford David Simpson Russell Simpson Debra Sites 153 Glen Slosson Diane Small Gary Smith ' M WL. Norma Spears Barbara Spencer Carolyn Sprouse Valerie Sprouse Y i I N Benjamin Spencer Ray Spivey 154 Gerald Turpin John Vest Mildred Wade Joyce Tucker Jonnie Turner Ik Patricia Tucker Deborah Williams Betty Willoughby Donna Witt Doris Washington Hugh Watts Jerry Wells Sadesta Woodson Chuck Yarborough Kathv Wood Opposite Page: Upper Left—Brenda uses her time during study hall for homework. Lower Left—Tony relaxes with a good book. Upper Right—Teresa computates her Algebra problems. This Page: Lower Left—Ruth finds time during study hall to pose for the camera. Lower Right—Ray finds a comfortable position in class. 155 RISING TENTH The sophomore class rose to take its place on the high school scale this year. No longer the youngest class, the sophomores became a class involved with school activities. Over half of the class turned out to vote during the mock election. During Spirit Week, thev gave the seniors a hard fight. Posters peppered their hall as the “Spirit of ’76” backed up the Governors. Some of their hopes were real¬ ized when the sophomores captured second place. With the sophomore year came opportunities for vari¬ ance on their schedules. Modern foreign languages and business courses were ainomj their electives. Although re- quirements have changed somewhat, most sophomores could still be found in the labs and drabs of biology class. The sophomores looked ahead to meet the rising prob¬ lem of funds. Among their plans were a car wash in the spring and a talent search production. (left to right) Theodora Jackson, president; Becky Woody (top), reporter; Ester Woodson, secretary-treasurer; and Helen Rodgers, vice-president. 156 1 Robert Adams Delores Allen Robert Allen Wanda Ballowe Larrv Blevins Carol Bolden vvA Mark Bradley Samantha Brings Bill Brown Shields Carter Peggy Carter Sherri Carter Thomas Carroll Karen Carter Bobbv Campbell Bob Caughev Lori Chaffee V- 1 Freddv Coffev Barbara Cowan Kav Cradv David Cox Erie Crawford Wanda Criekenberger Jack Davis Opposite Page: Lower Left—Lorie and June concentrate on their biology lab. Lower Right—Bill checks a fact in the book. This Page: Lower Left— Robert lounges under a bus. 157 Raymond Dillard Bennie Dodd Claude Dodd Barbara Dinette Dorothy Early Darlene Edinbourgh Donna Dowdy Danny Duncan Anthony Dunning Eddie Ellis Evelyn Eubanks Bill Evans Delane Fitzgerald Kathy Fitzgerald Sandra Fitzgerald June Fox Mark Gamble Barbara Giles Teresa Fitzgerald Vernon Fletcher Patricia Foster Elizabeth Giles Raymond Glass Susan Glass 158 Opposite Page: Upper Left—Sophomores take their daily dose of biology. Upper Right—Becky crops pictures for the sports section. This Page: Up¬ per Right—Mr. White checks the microscopic view. Lower Left—Carol practices her million dollar smile. Lower Right—Jerry find food for his male ego. Stanley Glover Yvonne Glover Carol Gowen Joanie Gunter Tammy Harris Kathv Harris Becky Hal! Kelly Harrison Laura Green Donna Graves Bessie Green Judy Green Rita Hal! Kenny Hamilton Allen Hari is Elizabeth Harvev Janice Hawley Danny Henderson 159 Jessie Irving Wayne Irving Cheyenne Jackson Jeffery Hesson Sandra Hesson Wayne Hudson Delores Irving Mary Hutchinson Randy Hurst David Hughes Larry Hughes Gardenia Hutchinson Theodora Jackson Rosa Kurtz Julia Jenkins Janet Loving Lorenzo Jones Russel! Marrs Wanda Marrs Melinda Martin James Massie Cheryl McGann Debbie McCormick Leonard McGuire Dennis Mitchell Joe Morris John Morris Jane McKenzie Darlene McNabb John Meredith Patricia Morse Lois Murphy Patricia Myers Opposite Page: Lower Left—Focusing the microscope is the hardest part of the lab. Lower Right—Students mill about on the campus. This Page: Upper Left—Mark works on becoming Nelson’s grand master of chess. Upper Right—Study time is a precious possession of the student. Lower Left—Mr. White extracts a microscope for Bob. 161 William Myers Tom Page Teresa Peregory Leroy Napper Daisy Nappier Wayne Ponton Michael Ponton Patricia Ponton Svlvia Ponton Karen Proffitt Phyliss Proffitt Gregory Pugh I his Page: Upper Left—Mr. White oversees his class. Upper Right—Boh is surrounded In four guardians. Lower Right—These twelve form a pyra¬ mid of sophomores. Opposite Page: Center Left—Darlene and Karen work during Home Economics class. Lower Left—The group sustains frostbite to pose for the camera. Lower Right—Theresa is prompted to good posture by Larrv. Jerry Quick Glenwood Radeliffe Carol Ragland Ellyn Ramsey Melissa Revely David Roberts 162 Chris Scott Tony Seaman Theresa Sheffield Deloris Simpson Mary Simpson Deborah Singer Margaret Singer Darlene Small Freddie Small Ricky Small Donnie Smith James Smith 163 Dale Smith Michelle Stephens Danny Stevens David Stewart Howard Strickland Alvin Stratton Earl Toliver Helen Toliver Richard Toliver :: 1 John Stevens Pat Stevens Shelton Stevens Nora Talty Linda Taylor Steve Taylor James Thompson Dong Toms Darlene Trnslow Massie Tnnstall 164 Connie Tyler Cathv Tvree Linda Tvree t Connie Turner i Deborah Turner Mike Turner Gladys Vest Tanuny Ward £ Evelvn Watts Melissa Watts Pam White Everett Williams Paul Willis David Witt Martha Wood Ester Woodson Beekv Woodv Kathv Wright Opposite Page: Lower Left—Sophomores appear carefree on the front lawn. Lower Right—These gentlemen assist in holding up the ear. This Page: Upper Left—Students enjov a parts on the floor. Upper Right—The group attempts to catch a ride to school. Lower l eft— Charlie rounds the corner. - t ■+ ■■■ ' ' ■ " ' ' 165 THE BEGINNING OF THE END After several hectic weeks of getting used to a new school and a new schedule, the freshman settled into the swing of things at Nelson. Some discovered that in¬ volvement with athletics, music, and the varied school clubs and activities aided greatly in the transition from the junior high to the senior high world. Freshman took the usual ribs and down-the-nose looks from upperclassmen with little comment. They were now faced with decisions to make concerning their futures both near and far, as they picked courses and decided whether to follow the aca¬ demic or vocational line of study for their next three years. The freshman could be seen hard at work during spirit week. With their posters, banners, and enthusiasm in the yell-out, they helped to cheer the Governors on to victory. Although class meetings were delayed until later in the year than had been hoped, freshman worked to get orga¬ nized. They strove to make this year well-rounded in all respects. Andria Hughes, secretary-treasurer; Jerrv Morse, president; Harold Smith, reporter, and Janet Knight, vice-president. Harry Allen Stephen Allen Wilma Allen Gloria Adams Kenneth Adams Donna Allen Donita Archer Lilly Archie Tammy Armstrong Terry Beams Gary Beverly Loretta Beverly Deborah Ashley Thomas Baker l Shirley Barber Opposite Page: Lower Left—Sandra prepares to be photographed bv Bob Tavner. Lower Right—Studying on the bus makes time pass for Susan. This Page: Lower Left—Elaine makes calendar—changing an occasion. Lower Right—A contemplative Marty listens in class. 167 Sherry Bonds Carolyn Bowling ' I Holly Bradley Virginia Bryant Linda Cabbell Bandy Campbell Mark Bibb ) • V I H Kerry Boggs Daniel Bond Tammy Branch Brenda Bryant Sandra Bryant V Tinch Campbell I I Joyce Carter ' - Malinda Carter 168 Randy Carter Stanley Cash Mark Drumheller Dorisia Durrette Mary Dillard I Thomas Dodd Tammy Caton Donna Caughey Deborah Childress Susan Crocker Mike Feggans Diana Edwards William Ellis Opposite Page: Upper Left—Warren seems to have personified boredom. Upper Right—Ricky and hat pose for the camera. This Page: Upper Left—Janet is engrossed in study. Lower Left—Homework dominates Nellie’s free time. Lower Right—Jimmy and Sandra relax before Nelson’s marching competition at the 1973 Buena Vista Band Day. 169 Maynard Floyd Anna Fortune Shelby Foster Robin Gleason David Glover Elaine Glover Tory Fitzgerald Marita Fleming Laurie Floyd Kathy Friend Donna Giles Obea Glass 170 Opposite Page: Lower Left—Sarah places her hook on her desk in Al¬ gebra 1 class. Lower Right—Sandra presents the defensive side of a cheer¬ leader. This Page: Upper Left —Rickv and Russell enjov a card game din ¬ ing study hall. Upper Right—Regina finds that learning can he fun. Shelia Glover Kim Goff Carolyn Golladay Debra Gray John Gunter Annette Hall Burton Goodloe Billy Gordon Mickey Graves Warren Harris Wayde Hart Betty Harris Margaret Harris Garry Hamilton Alison Harris 17 ) Judy Horsley Bobby Hudson ■ J yi tr+ MSS3L Wallace Henderson Sam Hughes Alfred Irving Betty Irving Paul Hartman William Hartman Jackie Henderson Gale Hudson Ivan Hughes Andria Hughes Delores Johnson 172 Donna Johnson Julian Johnson Sandra Jones Janet Knight Douglas Koo n Mary Loving Clay Kidd R ay Kidd Wanda Kidd Sara Lowe Virginia Lyon Tommy Marks Brenda Martin Nita Martin Preston Martin Opposite Page: Upper Left—Mike perches in a comfortable position. Up¬ per Right—Mark receives a portion of Mr. Davis’ sagely wisdom. This Page: Center Left—Ida creates a masterpiece in Home Economics. Lower Left—A struggle for freedom pre-empts Robin’s concern for the rifle squad’s performance at the Buena Vista Band Day. Lower Right- Frustration is displayed by Bonnie during Math class. Anne Mawyer David Mays Wanda Mays Richard McFadden Sterling McGann Warren Mays Thomas McKenzie N Carl McQuary William Megginson Jeffrey McGann Regina McGann Carol McGuiere K.B. Mickens Janet Mitchell Daniel Morse 174 Chris Moxley Clinton Murphy Kenneth Napier Alfonza Patterson Diane Phillips Kevin Pillow Kathy Ponton Ricky Ponton Steve Ponton Jimmy Powell Martha Proffitt Mary Proffitt Opposite Page: Lower Left—Mrs. Thompson’s English class is seen from a hallway view. Lower Right—Jimmy and Sam await the beginning of Math class. This Page: Upper Right—Mrs. Giles helps translate the in¬ structions on a sewing pattern for Linda. Lower Left—A basketball game during Phys. Ed. is watched from the sideline. 175 Dianna Quick Wilma Radcliff Jack Ragland Mike Ragland Linda Ramsey Shelia Ramsey Daniel Robinson Joyce Robinson Grover Rose I Cassandra Randolph Linda Raynor Haywood Rose Milton Rose v Nellie Rose 176 Robin Rowe Lisa Sandridge Edward Saunders Robin Silman Tom Saunders Andre Scott Melvin Small Clinton Smith Deborah Smith Harold Smith Johnny Smith Marvin Smith Opposite Page: Upper Left—Marita finds support in the blackboard as she studies. Upper Right—Posing for the camera is preferable to Algebra I in the opinion of Sarah and Sue. This Page: Center Left—Study hall idleness is humorous to these freshmen. Lower Left—Waiting for the bell requires patience. Lower Right—Lois entertains in study hall by dis¬ playing the art of bubble-blowing. 177 Herbert Snead Linda Spencer Donna Spitler James Sprouse Gwen Starks Linda Taylor Willie Thacker Cindy Thompson Jimmy Thompson Alice Terry Larry Terry Sandra Terry Page Thompson Lindsay Truslow Alice Tucker Hugh Turner Johnny Turner Ronnie Turner 178 Opposite Page: Center Left—These freshmen are the exception to the rule, as thev use their library time to work. Center Right Chris, Sam, and Mark browse through a magazine before Algebra c lass. This Page: Upper Left—A test oi strength is called for in the ancient art ot arm- wrestling. Upper Right—A part ot anv Home Ec. project is cleaning up afterwards. Teresa Tyree Julian Viar Charles Wade Kristy Ward Sarah Umbarger Charles Vest Kenneth Vest Bonnie Wells Donald Wells Ricky White Herman Williams Lynn Ward Denise Weeks Charles Wood Don Wood Sue Woodson Joseph Wright Susan Wright Lori Yarborough 179 A «?•■ -A 4 ; . « V . y - " 1 «. • V -f ■ " T " ' »y «v ' • ' V r i . « y Sheraton — Inn Charlottesville East SHERATON HOTELS MOTOR INNS A WORLD WIDE SERVICE OF ITT 100 ROOMS WITH COLOR TV DIRECT DIAL PHONES MEETING FUNCTION BANQUET ROOMS SWIMMING POOL MINIATURE GOLF JOCKEY CLUB RESTAURANT PADDOCK LOUNGE Near Monticello, Ash Lawn Michie Tavern for Reservations Call ... 9773300 OR CALL from ANYWHERE—ANYTIME—No Charge TO CALLING PARTY. FOR INFORMATION ON OPENING OR RESERVATIONS AT ANY SHERATON HOTEL or INN 800 - 325-3535 RT. 250 E. 1-64 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. 182 183 184 KELLER and GEORGE INCOIPORATED JEWELERS • OPTICIANS CHARLOTTESVILLE. 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Jerry Baker-263-5989 Pat Price—263-5608 CENTRAL VIRGINIA SEED COMPANY Piney River, Va. Red Rose Feed, Hardware, Highway Quality Seeds. 277-5563 C C TILE COMPANY CARPETS AND] CERAMIC TILE LINOLEUM: Phone 846-1616 “The Difficult We Do Immediately The Impossible May Take A Little Longer” 29 North Monroe, Va. 24574 K. M. BAKER, JR. INC. Lovingston, Va. Contract Hauling Complete Radiator Service Call: Ashby Hensley Phone: 263-4931 AMHERST FAST SERVICE One Day Service on Dry Cleaning Shirts 29 South Amherst, Virginia 193 COMPLIMENTS of PEOPLE’S BANK OF NELSON Lovingston, Virginia 22949 Member of F. D. I. C. Compliments of AMHERST PHARMACY Amherst, Virginia Compliments of Mr. Mrs. John Seaman Compliments of HOLIDAY INN Afton, Va. M. C. FLOYD SON G. E. Appliances—Sales and Service Plumbing and Wiring Septic Tanks and Water Systems Phone-263-5000 Lovingston, Virginia John Bradshaw 263-2088 Office 263-5252 Louise A. Amiss 263-5689 John W. Ponton 277-5241 Thomas C. McGarrv 263-5626 Best Wishes to onr Younger Generation! (CP LOVINGSTON FOOD MART Mon.-Thurs. Friday Saturday Phone 263-5119 Hours 9 A.M.-7P.M. 9A.M.-9P.M. 9A.M.-7P.M. BAILEY OIL COMPANY Distributors of Exxon products Lovingston, Virginia Phone: 263-2031 or 946-7050 24 hour Watchdog, oil, heat, delivery, and burner service Freed Company C C Tire Service Glendale Pharmacy Dr. George Criswell W. L. Tucker Jr. Steve Lorice Mays New Dominion Book Store Batten s Auto Parts Rodger Russell Ramsey CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS The job you learn in the Army is yours to keep. Today’s Army wants to join you. Lesley R. Manns Staff Sergeant US Army Telephone: (804) 845-7241 Home: (804) 239-1226 US Army Recruiting Station Post Office Bldg., 9th and Church St. Lynchburg, Virginia 24501 FIBERGLAS FREE ESTIMATE G. S. Duval Jr. Insulation Contractor Phone: 277-5230 Roseland, Va. 22967 VIRGINIA FARM BUREAU INS. FARMERS MERCHANTS BANK 301 Main Street Elon Road Amherst, Va. Madison Heights, Va. 946-5511 847-1059 PRESTON PARR FUNERAL CHAPEL V Two convenient locations Roseland—277-5194 Amherst—946-5529 Auto—Fire—Life John C. Parr Insurance Advisor Lovingston, Virginia 263-5211 GO GENTLY THROUGH THE YEARS Go gently through the years— but go with strength. Don’t be ashamed of te ars, of anger or of fears. For they’re a part of you and you’re alive. Go firmly through the night— but go in peace. Know for yourself what’s right, keep all your goals in sight, For they’re a part of you and you’re alive. Walk bravely through each day— and go in pride. Show that you know the way in things you do and say. For they’re a part of you and you’re alive. Climb mountains while you may and sing your songs. Start living every day. It won’t be long before you turn aroimd and wonder where life’s gone. Diane L. Rutledge


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