Nimitz High School - Valhalla Yearbook (Irving, TX)

 - Class of 1986

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enior Vince Zost tests chemicals for a chemistry lab. Foreign exchange student Barrd Reian from Norway loads a program in computer math class. Senior, Gilbert Granado explains a drafting concept to classmate Senior Iohnny Puertes. After a tough game, Iuniors Paul Chouffet. lames Hux and Seniors leff Ward, Kirk Burgess and lay Beavers celebrate a victory, At the bonfire, Sophomore Charles Bean join in the Homecoming celebration. PELE members luniors Tiffany Sample and Lynn Woffenden await the beginning of the Homecoming parade. Freshman Debbie Walker tries to catch up with her friends before the 8:30 bell. Chad Windham, Steve Mashman and Erikalyn Ellis photos. ' Cover: S Below: each dance fever takes hold of Sophomores Kimberly Bennet and Lisa Chesser. B Helping prepare for the National Honor Society Christmas dance, luniors Clint - Gage and Clint Parsons hang snowflakes. Head football coach Mike Farda and assis- tant coach Milton Watson yell from the sidelines. An elementary student was one of .352 children that were given aspecial Christmas by homeroom classes. Coach Reb- ? becca Housdeflooks over junior Robert Iordan's art project. Iuniors Dorie Brady 5 andgAllaria Moore watchlfellowaizlassmates play football at thellunior class picnic. ' Shannon Woodsong Candy Smilie, Chadfwindham, andYAndrea Mandley photos. rf QW QWKNGD 5w6exxKXlxie . . ?eoQXe ....... . . . 65 oadegifxos . . . . . . X22 Nxagaixoe . . . . . X045 S9069 ....... . . . X62 iiYlf5iX005 . . . 202 . . 'LDA vga Xndefx . 1 A 3 A-fa',1eiQ,fj-gsm T ' li an '4 - 'wl:,.f: .. ,, , I V . L TL" f .5115-wi gm. ' .. , ' JSI. 'M f'- v i f Q' G. 22 'b iz am.- ' Q' ,fi kll-4 986 was not only t h e S e s - quicentennial celebration for Texans but a turning point for the class of '86. Seniors Ienny Suk, David Kim and Misty Rogers celebrate their pride in their class as well as their state's heritage. Gary Schepf photo. Nimitz High School! 100 West Oakdale Road! I rving, Texas! Volume 18 Plninde 5- gn. . f ff" 1.-uw. A - Q ' ' , , , . ' 4 4 Q wee-rw efore and after school students head to the L81M across Sophomore Angela Boone buys a snack to curb her hunger i pangs while waiting for her ride home. Steve Mashman photo. s Seniors lim Sharp and Marlene Money make their way from the parking lot they discuss their weekend p i . plans. Some students found it difficult to get to school on time since the 7:30 class was added. Erikalyn Ellis photo. .1 -. ,, ,,.. .. ..,,. .,,..,, ,.,,... , L, x ...M ,W ' f" 'f:" vr+i1ai?ffi1':W'w '2f'f22l W"H fffliiifi''Lt'22f1fw'f1f:i:'1:11i-weezrtggkwjgl megf1s:Qfe:12smaT'5-iifxgg fsiiwazzzesaslzsffzl-1 1 ., wizfzlszfewz''fawp..11wl?ge5Ew-?1541.z29 wflsfzzgeefswgxzggg ,r wx:.:sa:,f.:1,gwi:'e!1s1g5.Wgg.::2,W-' , fgzzgiiwiyfsrawhz e -"' biiiewas-515623:f,,.f.:vliwzwiwi his if 'w an me ggi? 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S.: nfl' ' f ff' Qfifflffwlfw " ,iwZ:1vafe.551"10193422.1!e.fafqiif?'A'iv' Q, F 2 W v1f,:g,ig,.fws?54.w: ,Qm,ggfs.w,a?i, .1.1a5iQ'i1iff12izfiscyggQ25-ski''55245.fvsszfzggigs.-gpge. tv-L :ef-h . -.-hw v ,gd wgseivwj. 5" s Wi! F 1 . - , Here's Proof 1+ M4 lO"LIi-Uf M 144 Um : if Y N the street to satisfy urges for a Coke or candy bar. 3 1 .55 . i, N SF' .. --.L bf? - x V, Qwn.-. V 'V U "-Y-. . 1'4.v-',',..5 .- -- tl .,.. 4 ... ,',..,M,, . --I s PF!"- '5-,',! Zgwi L., va: Q Q-if n ,- "' "' .Q ' -vqgnviz, s 5 Y - Q-u,'!.'!x.w Dwarf .7 cm leaf f hat is Pride? If we can recognize pride, then we can understand what it is to be a part of the Nimitz family. We know that it is winning games, cheering for ourselves even when we are the underdog, a regional berth in the Academic Decathalon, National Merit finalists, the best new library in the school district and the real grit that makes us never give in. The old saying goes that actions speak louder than words, and this year we've been telling everyone our story loud and strong. What is Pride? It is the involvement of groups and teams to make a name for our school. Numbers make our school big and keep us growing, but it is the individuals that make us what we are and give us a confidence in ourselves and an acceptance of who and what we are -the bookworm sitting in the library review- ing calculus notes - Miss Congeniality prancing down the hall saying hi to everyone she sees - the punker with the bleached-out jeans and spiked, two-toned hair bouncing to the rhythm of a song that only he can hear - the jock, swaggering with confidence, books propped on his hip - the girl nursing her first crush by writing his name over and over and over on her books. They are all Nimitz High School, our pride and our spirit and our soul. Proud? You bet! 1 ax es Here's Proof rift 7414! T elieve it or not, some days we would rather be at l school than anywhere else. We were filled with an- ticipation as we woke up without hitting the snooze button knowing that Homecoming or Adopt-A-Child parties were waiting for us at school. As the Homecoming festivities neared rain threatened moving the evening pep rally into the gym without the traditional lighting of the V bonfire. However, the weather cleared up and everything went as scheduled. At the Homecoming parade on Saturday morning, long rows of cars filled with clubs and teams told the story of Homecoming through the years. The night found couples dressed in their finest - brav- ing the weather to support the Vikings' victory over South Crand Prairie Warriors 12-7. Pride became obvious as the Student Council sponsored the Christmas Adopt-A-Child program. Tin cans bearing a child's name were passed around homerooms to collect money. The money collected went to make a special Christmas for an elementary child. All classes generously gave in order to buy that dream toy for their boy or girl. Whether it was a Cabbage Patch doll or a bike, homerooms played Santa Claus to 82 children. School dances livened up the nights with themes of beach parties and street dances. Many clubs and classes used dances as a successful fund raising promotion and as an excuse for fun. It is true that some days were better than others, but when those special days did come, it was a group effort to show as much pride and TLC as we possibly could for our school or others. H omeroom classes played Santa to many elementary students. Dom- ingo Garcia from Iohn Haley Elementary opens a gift from the Sword and Shield staff as Iunior Drew Erban watches dur- ing the Adopt-A-Child parties. Carrie Skeen photo. and Amy Walker'ta e ga brea between songs at the sophomore sponsored dance. The sophomores chose "Dancing in the Streets" as their theme. Classes and organizations sponsored dances to raise money throughout the year. Albert Dirla photo. +'i- fo if . 1 +I ,Qs , .. .,., .. Here's Proof ophomores Sylvia Rodriquez, W r S SB 'iitm -mr' .ft M , 'A emu- ' ., .,,-fp: .Z V Q i 'W Kar 1, Although almost ralned out, tile bonfire durlng Homecommg Pr1nc1pa1tArlen Cray and Senior sponsor Gary Schepf jitterbug5f'twith1t..1,. Vikas at thetDuncanvillepep rally. Iuniors Steven Warner and Keith Burris ride the basketball htearn's float while Seniors Kelli Applegate, Maria Elizondo and loey Uzzle 'wave during the Homecoming parade. Gary Schepf, Carrie Skeen, Chad Windham photos. l t 2 Here s Proo "Every'ostudent and teacher has something to contribute, and when ulleethose talents, sports nllo ,undWocudemics come together it shows what Nimiti is all about." ,,, Freshman Heather Garrison Here's Proof .Lii Vfze flzacggf 14 as 0M P Rl D E Trying to get a head start on the year, ' Seniors Daniel Kirby and Wade Raper paint the Western Hills sign during Labor Day. Gary Schepf photo. A fter their trip to see the glowing grave in Springtown, Seniors Maria Elizondo, Melinda Iones, Donna Mason, Bard Reian, Dar- rell lngram and David Kim create their own ghostly images at the Mandalay canals at Las Colinas. Gary Schepf photo. am., D 9 tdress rehearsal of the senior H e D A by the Dozen,,g1QgBroolieSunirall, Chris Pierce, , .1 'a'i.1 a ' g . Kareni-Sutherland and Iamie Victory practiceggfor . ,.... "Wea Worked hard io try to make the play opening night. To complete one ofwthe Something to be proud Of, -but We also made scavenger Seniors Chas Wallace, Efren Gon- N it G Ibt It was G Constant partym g zales, Heath Daniels and Ierry Edgar get..the1rfr ir:-1 ture taken on the flagpole. Senior zkngieflarty V H S977f01' Kirk S0006 her: sharelnto earn money for the class. Gary Schepf , 1 syls Plwfos- ' W Here's Proof l sr 74 Qem af-Wm! ride of the Class of 1986 spoke for itself. After three years of being a class that stood around the sidelines and let the chips fall where they may, seniors crawled out of the woodwork and created the most individual and wildest class Nimitz had seen in a long time. Nearly every activity promoted by the senior class was a first for Nimitz High School. The Fifth Quarter was a time for seniors to get together after an out of town football game to celebrate. A scavenger hunt, senior show, and "Midnight Madness" hunt gave the seniors a break from the ordinary school week. Senior Aid was a project that was put together to raise money for prom. Seniors with musical talent entertained for three hours while their au- dience danced onthe floor of the spectator gym. Although the senior class added new activities, they had to deal with many changes. Unlike the past. the class was not granted a senior week, no exemptions from finals were given. Though traditions were missed, the class com- pensated by making some new traditions of their own ending with a Hawaiian prom theme and a first-ever senior trip to Hawaii. The Class of 1986 was the first to do many new things. Some benefited them academically and some interrupted the school routine and let them break loose. The new traditions created by seniors will be left for many senior classes to come. ? f .ri 5 X Here's Proof l 5:2 We 'LZ 7mm 75mm e know the feeling when we turn in that ultimate research paper, when we make a 71 on an algebra test, when our program runs, when our boss compliments us on a job well done, when we look over a test realizing we know all the answers. We have all experienced the tremen- dous feeling we get when we overcome the obstacles that we thought would beat us. We have all heard the saying "You will thank me later," and through the years we have learned there is truth behind this. It becomes evident when gerunds and particles and proofs and theorems start to make sense. A feeling of accomplishment was not only felt by the 9606 of the junior class who passed the TEAMS test, by the 62 students who were inducted into the National Honor Socie- ty but by all of us - students and faculty. Our academic excellence was enhanced by a curriculum that allowed students to pursue their interests by enabling them to take such courses as computer math, woodshop, homemaking and drafting. Whether it was being proud of ourselves or others, students and faculty took pride in academics. a ll-1 -P if n 'W if f X t ' wg VV 2 7?-Y: fs if 5 f 'sv . Q s t ' 'Q' nv . X yt Here's Proof PRIDE like !j714l4!1,f ai SMT ' N i any students took advantage of the computer classes M offered even though they were not part of the re- quired curriculum. Senior Diana Puentes writes her pro- gram prior to trying it out on the computer. Gary Schepf photo. Being a member of the National Honor Society was an honor many students took pride in. Principal Arlen Cray congratulates Senior Chuck Holle at the National Honor Society induction. Gary Schepf photo. Research was a skill Sophomore Gloretta Kilson learned in English. Iunior Iimrny Williams works cautiously to perfect a -drafting assignment. After completing his assignments Freshman Danny Almanza takes a quick nap. Pinn4 ing her dress pattern Sophomore SherrilPhillips learns a basiceof sewing. Steve Mashman photos. H ere 's Proof "The faculty and my parents give me helpful pressure. Itdon't mind being pushed. T hey are behind me and want the best for me. " t Freshman john Kim Here's Proof fm ' K i il -i I I H I I ,Lim 'g"?3?f?4 'EM H EW 5159 , ,fam Here's Proof NWWWQUM undraisers, picnics, parties, and pep rallies helped boost the spirit of underclass students and prove their support for Nimitz. Seniors held their usual reign, but the juniors gave them a run for their money. The seniors' enthusiasm influenced the underclassmen, but the individualism of the junior class set itself apart. The juniors sold t-shirts, sponsored a class picnic and had a bowling nightg pep rallies were a perfect example of their enthusiasm. They won the spirit stick with varied themes almost more than any other class. As the sophomores moved into their second year, they became more involved with their school and found the pride through signs and spirit boosters during the football season. As the year progressed, the class became involved with dances and fundraisers such as selling silver and blue balloons that boasted "Nimitz Vikings." The freshmen were a major spark for motivating their upperclassmen at pep rallies. Through the use of flash cards and whistles, the class made an outstanding display sticks, an of their spirit. This earned them three spirit amazing accomplishment for a freshman class. By tradi- "fish." At tion, the upperclassmen looked upon them as first, the name was teken as an insult, but as the year went on, it became something to be proud of. After all, the name "Fish,' had been earned. Each class was a part of Nimitz yet each class' style was as varied as the people in them. ophomore Maricruz Guzman Sgets advice from English teacher Gwen Cowan on a reasearch project. Even though students complained about writing a term paper, most agreed that turn- ing it in gave them a great sense of accomplishment. Steve Mashman photo. PRTDE 726 Uwfif nj 141 Om T heme pep rallies helped boost spirit throughout the football season. junior class spon- sor Diane Iaworski clowns around to help her juniors in the their quest for the spirit stick. Chad Windham photo. Hunt the Here's Proof 1 1 :Me f9"LClG'f 14 M Um P Rl D E it J:i'i?g,g ai?-iii, ri QSM 912 E 'Q ' ' I ii ifafhxmqan x .12 1 , L,,.,,W,L ,,, .. ,a,,A,,,,,,, W ., ,,.K , L,,. . .. ref' git Um Jalal all-Winter-Spring, we sat on the edges of our seats as our teams hustled in. They wore blue and grey uniforms with pride as they went to their starting posi- tions, each uniform proudly stating "Nimitz Vikings" set off by a number proclaiming the uniqueness of the individual. Athletic pride is a trait that many schools have, but ours was more than just protecting our names because our ability was representing our school. Long hours spent in practice for that big game, meet, or match proved devotion in itself. It dealt with personal dedication from each member. Teams pulled all the in- dividual talents that each player possessed together to try for the ultimate goal of winning. Besides participating athletes, our supporters were the core of victories. Having a whole section cheering for a player enabled them to run harder, swing quicker, and jump farther. Athletes were not at their highest potential unless there were true Vikings on the other side of the fence letting them know they could do it. Other school uniforms may be blue and grey but "Nimitz Vikings" is our exclusive label that was worn with our own brand of style. l 7 al ,X ? if 1' 5,3 ' ami 1 2 Here's Proof unior Clint Gage is congratulated by an Irving Tiger after the Vikings won 27-0. Although rivalries occur between the Irving schools, they support each other's victories, Steve Mashman photo. nticipation of a new season and a new school year A gave Vikings something to cheer about as the varsi- ty cheerleaders and Big Vik await the entrance of the team at the first football game of the year at Western Hills. Gary Schepf photo. 3 , . or 3-an-oi . . If I gre! efore a Sidekiclcsfgame senicrs Mitch- S Bell, Tim Alford, luniors Nick Elizondort and . Peter Allen take on Turner in Reunion Arena. Senior Sheryl Iamesg gathers energybefore a game. i Standingiready against Mac, Senio11Greg Eordyiwati V ches a free throw. Gymnasts Iuriiori Leeann Parma, Theresa Wright gnd, Sophomore Terry tShoe1inate' warm upifortheiparade. Gary Schepf,gCl1adyWinf dhamPhotos.., Q t ' it S . 9 Here S prigdegwe have eureschnolfs athletics is so obvious when Ogll' supporters showedfilpifati it't out of Seniizrai oiibiinfbrd i.il Here's Proof 7Ae0woff4m0wi WW PRIDE ere's Proof. The 3:30 bell rings and while some rush to their cars, others linger behind - a cheerleader stretches before perfecting her toe touch - freshmen paint the run-through sign for Friday night's football game - a senior portrays an obnoxious child in the senior play "Cheaper by the Dozen" - a homeroom class of 25 col- lects S100 for an elementary child's Christmas - par- tygoers spend their Friday nights celebrating football vic- tories at school dances to help raise money. Whether we were promoting new things or old tradi- tions we made the routine of school more livable. We gave our time to school making it better, making it more fun or maybe changing it a little. We're the ones who made school days - Student Life. We're Living Proof. ElkUylqalIliorpkmic,Malilal'owarjatsallR from classmate Nick Elizondo. Class picnics were one activity sponsored to build stronger class bonds and to promote school spirit. Chad Windham photo. 15' , t ' M" A rdf' " W' vw- ,,f, . ' -' ' me 0 ' f , -P , .U . ' a wr .rr fi ..., Q, Q- ,it ,Q ..-in K, V ,ew - T1 K .2 Q .X M3 M392 g 4, W . , f ,. 1-. . " 'W 4 -- Mk' " 'M .ta i - ,A J .A- uniors Lois Perryman and Kenneth Wilkerson take a breather between dances. luniors Chad Windham and Steve Warner celebrate the win- ning of a spirit stick. luniors Robert Iordan and Lynn Wof- fenden discuss their next tactic for the spirit stick. Senior Cheryl james creates a dance step to the song "Shout". Shannon Woodson, Candy Smilie, Chad Windham photos. Living Proof flume proof I reall didn't go out andytry hard to get a tan. It just sort of happened. After going out with friends during the day for about a week I got dark. Iunior Danny Brosinski 11- , N, -2 2 at , 5 , 5 . fi 1. 'f S enior Darrin Kilsby takes the final turn at the Racetrack in Grand Prairie. Gary Schepf photo. My favorite part of summer is going on vacation friends and l went on several road trips that turned into big adventures. Senior Darrell Ingram Ei' r . .. ' fi J A tier a day in the summer sun and dust, Senior Brie Will washes his ruc . dy Smilie photo. During the summer I like to mget fnew peop e outsi e o m school friends? That's what summer is for, to get away from school. Senior Ted Alford fgwffeffgwf k-r' if L if 121 E' 5. .W ef.-.,g,,f,i,.: Q , V- aa, A - 'Ps-,gnu-M -'Jw,.Ma, W fn f v KM "' ,an D A ,n W My . .,'iQ.i...ac....,, A 1-,neil 1 - ly 3,3 B ackynrd swimming pools provided a court for fast-paced games of water polo for many students over the summer. the pools also served as a prime location for tanning parties. eniors David Kim, Ienny Suk and Wade Raper chase ahor S Senior Misty Rogers in their bumper boats to repay her for her ,V 1 practical jokes. Gary Schepf photo Q., . M , . - -MTs'-Eli n:-1. t lbw, wi utrsjf ,aw 1" .,.:'-mn" "N-H--In ' ,, . ,,,,MM-MM---WW.-W. , ., . W , .. , , ,, . ,, , ,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,...., , .. .Y , . ., -as -1. sis.. L ' MI- . mww.:g.,,m I f---- ' f f- ,,.., -. , , -.--N ,, 1 t 1 , 1 tsl,-.Wg . me .t as Q , --11:11. Eff, f,X"' - N, ,Q . Lg bu' , I. F339 5- '.- . -ey V ta-.-V l.':.f, - S-3 ' T- '1""s'Q. - ,- V.. . , ,,.?- "l-low can l get a tan?" erhaps the biggest issue of the past summer was Gradually, to those who tried, a tan did come. It started to develop on one's skin during the first weeks of Iune from just "hanging out" during the day. Then there were those who stayed inside watching gameshows, re-runs an soap operas until that moment came when dad for moml came home to a messed up use which "you didn't have time to clean," and said it was time to go on the family ski trip. About three days late you return home with aching muscles, wrinkled skin, and worst of all a sunburn. W hile on a class officer retreat, Senior vice- president David Mitchell takes a dive into the waters of Turner Falls State Park, The senior class officers' retreat was talked about all through the school year and recognized Ardmore, Oklahoma as a new place to be seen. Gary Schepf photo. i Y-53.3-w azy days of nothing to do Soap operas, vacations and summer tans are all that occupy the minds of students on summer leave For three days you were get- ting slapped by friends, finding it difficult to take a shower and you could never tan. So through the first half of Iuly you laid out everyday and worked up the brownest tan. Now your social life was f"'f 'CF CU PM 0? ' 1' ' f evra. . - 5 af 3, .' A",-T +1 ' TP? ff.: x ' v - ,, 1 f.. V f- ,, rf' ' . To K ?' A lv 1 lx' J ' 2 -JL , it A Q - K , , aw ' Q . A 1 - . , X T f . - 1 A ' Q It Q M any friends reunite over the summer through picnics at the park to keep in touch with one anot er. Softball games are often played after the picnics. Chad Windham photo. find a comfortable position to sleep in. By the end of Iune the burn had gone away. You could still find the dead skin which peeled off of you all over the house, and this served as that little push to tell you to go out and get a the greatest. Then one day around the 2nd week of August as you came in from a pool party at a friend's house with three dates lined up for the weekend lthanks to the tanl, your dad comes home to a messed up house which you Q . ,4 ,K mxxiq, f 'v gxfl-X." 7 still haven't had time to clean, and tells you to pack your things, the family is go- ing on vacation to visit your great aunt in some remote corner ofAlaska. You return from the trip to find your tan has been lost to the ice, snow and your aunt's living room where you sat for two weeks soaping it up. Your tan was gone, so you spent the last week of sum- mer just like the first couple, watching TV, but you also cleaned the house a little. The final Friday of your summer vacation rolled a round, when your dad came home to tell you to pack your things, "the family is going on a Labor Day ski trip at the lake." Another burn! Story by David Mitchell. Af .. .QQSEHR .tts .ssslt 4 ,e Sail 'trigger 5, 1. . H 'V ' ig 'a Et. .fm . it .QPfrfw,k Qs. 9 fe M, if 3,1 'i fame PM inding an outlet for his drawings in the Sword and Shield gave Sophomore Iames Mining a chance to display his ar- tistic talent. Many artists give abstract titles to their work which many people can't grasp, so by giving insightful titles, the average man can grasp the creation. Senior Kirk Seace s co-editor of the Sword and Shield Iunior Belinda Mann created graphic designs never used on the school paper before. The student body at Nimitz didn'f seem to ap- preciate the art work so I can't very well create for people who don't care to soak it up. Sophomore Tamara Read y trying a variety of media for expression, Senior Kirk Seace was able to express himself in many ways. .eawftsmz . A 1' i'-fff1Mflf73,-, , e.. - ', 3 JT?" 'i13"W" T Q"-sian new "5 vm, iwaxzss .ws rtists seek different faces No matter what form is chosen for personal and artistic expression, the message is true and from the heart Every school has its artists, whether they be actors and actresses, dancers, musicians, painters, poets, philoso- phers or sculptors. There are many talented young people throughout the world, but what makes the "true artist" different is not easy to recognize by most. The true artist lives for the sole purpose of creating, ex ressing themselves and, usually teaching through their creations. Artists do not always w e a r d i rt a i n t Y, P ' splotched shirts and ra - ed clothing, and not all artists are painters and sculptors. Musicians are artists as well as dancers and poets. There is, in fact, an art to everything that requires skill. The auto mechanic is an artist as well as the chel in a restaurant. Art brings mixed emo- tions from one individual to the human race as a whole. A work of art can say so much because it usually gives the au- dience many different ideas. A work of art hardly every expresses one solid idea or emotion so it to think on superficial terms. So art is not for everyone. The artists at Nimitz were often considered weird around school. laying at the Senior Aid concert, Senior Andrew Aguirre shares a bit of his artistic talent with the student body. Kevin Carr photo. makes the audience think and reflect. Some people consider it all to be very silly and a waste of time. Those Jneople could be numbe b society or the world andy are only able Because they were on a different wave length, they were often shunned by many. That is what an artist can take in and toss out because an artist focuses on truth, and worldly matters seem to hinder the exploration of the truth. Sophomore Tamera Read was one of Nimitz's more talented artists. She works mainly with paints and pencils. She was ac- cepted to the Arts Magnet at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas and no longer attends Nimitz. She explained why she left, saying, "The students body at Nimitz didn't seem to appreciate the art work so I canit very well create for peo- ple who don't soak it up." Senior Kirk Seace ex- plained why some people do not appreciate some art. "Many artists," he said, "give abstract titles to their work which many people can't grasp, so by giving insightful titles, the average man can grasp the creation." One can see that art and artists are making a statement. Story by Chad Rueffer. T aking the stage in "Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy" as a Senior Aid,abenefit concert sponsored by and for the senior class presentation for elementary school children, drama students offered many local student hands a chance to perform for their share their unique type of artistry through acting, costumes, and peers ina live concert setting. Kevin Carr photo. sets. Andrea Mandley photo. , , - ,-f. ...,w...,, ,. .. . T he meeting for the Hawaii trip at the Anatole Thiele, Melissa Ritter and Christie Simmons gave seniors the chance to finalize plans for discuss their expectations ofthe trip. Gary Schepf the ultimate remedy to senioritis. Seniors lanet photo. ,,-Q A lthough getting dressed up did not appeal to some who liked the comforts of T-shirts and blue jeans, it did appeal to others. Seniors Darrel Ingrim and David Kim don their coats and ties to sell tickets for the senior play. Gary Schepf photo. S chonl cafeteria comes to life when it was set up for a dance. It gave students the op- portunity to see friends, burn up some energy and show off their newest duds. Senior Ioseph Edades strikes a quick pose as he shows his stuff on the dance floor. Gary Schepf photo. 20 fi' 5 i'f-9."Si fy mos Vbfs fame Dwarf There are so many different fashions at Nimitz, that they're hard to keep up with. When you walk through the hall you see everything from punk to preppie. Senior Aaron Rogers T Q unior Drew Erhen shows how a plaid scarf can add to the look of a winter jacket and sweater. There are so many fashions today that is hard to choose. I'm not into leather. Give me my ropers and Wranglers and Fm ready for anything. Senior Paula McRae Exchange student Bard Reian discovers that wearing shades inside mafy be cool but make it dif icult to get around. I think that the way you dress tells others about yourself Peo- ple usually use the way that you dress for their first impres- s i o n -o f y o u . Sophomore Dee Dee Dragon QWQASQM M 2. K ! 4 4 1 ' ,- ,ms , ,- -' , 545 2 " fbias. .. P'-2x.':..'f ' W 25 :52 W ' , its ,I x.., I4 :a i -2 fi , is 3,326-Q um- UE af? . .L ' ii-.en A L l"9Jv"4 sa ilver and blue streamers decorated the once hum-drum halls as Homecoming was around the corner. Students started to get in- volved with the prepara- tions for the homeroom doors, hallways and parade. Dates, reserva- tions and other plans were made for Homecom- ing weekend. "Homecoming was ex- tra special t is year because I knew it would be my last - there wouldn't be another one," Senior Kim Smith said. The Friday ni t pep rally was held int e west par ing lot. The lighting of the "V" signaled the start of a weekend full of activities. "The bonfire was a great wa? to start off the weeken . I en'oyed see- ing everybody lbefore the eck the halls silver and blue 1 Students show pride by getting 1nvolved in preparations S for homecoming halls, bonfire, Saturdav morning parade ame, and it made me look forward to Home- coming even more," Senior Maria Elizondo said. down a new route early Saturday morning. "It was unique because the parade was held on Saturday morning. I feel , . a h W - 'fa ' ' , fit , ,W , by y K Y Y N 1 A Ei . 3 g. 4' ' K 1 - l X iq: -. lr 7 , omecoming for the the e of "Viking V " - H,were lunior . Segior Ioey Uzzlefsszfilgr Maria Elizondo an p more Larg :I rahan. Skeen photo. - The Student Council was very siriplportive of the parade. e brightly decorated floats paraded that it provided more op- portunity for children, parents, and the com- muntiy to view the pa- rade because it wasn't on a work day," Principal Arlen Cralv said. After t e parade, the Studnet Council spon- sored a reception for the ex-students who return- ed for the festivites. "Providing a rece tion for the returning stusents was just to say we're glad they came back for the celebration," Sponsor Linda Halcomb said. The preparations for Homecoming were the traditional way to get students, old and new, and teachers involved with their school. Story by Lara Trahan. B raving the chill, HECE members look ahead for parade watchers to throw candy to. The members of this child care organization spent two days a week at separate daycare centers pursuing careers in that field. Steve Mashman photo. 1 " .. , N' -1- sf' 'Sew al X an N up ! Q' was , S W s i. HW ALL-YE.-Q12 at ' S G gs ,gee -Q-55 if- ,K f ,,.. Egg. gr: ssiigzwggt. , t -- - - . ., .W . . . ff 1 . IQ!! ,xx s.'4 .,, 1.0 n0' ,-.O t O H lh x - ka 5'- ticipationf' Cray saicf Steve Mashman photo. i -X x fix -'W a z um: fi 4 4F"l3:'x if 'ua lthough the tradition of theme decorated halls ended a few years ago, students and sponsors still participated in the silver and blue decorating. Iunior sponsor Ieanette Allender supervises while juniors hang school colored crepe paper in their ha 1. Steve Mashman photo. eader of the pack, Princi Arlen Cray proudly leads the Homecoming parade on its first Saturday morning route towards owntown Irving. The garade was a great success. and it had many spec- tators. "I had nothin but positive remarks about t e Saturday morning parade and the students' par- .fwmq pwcff Hula bog Sophomore ,Keith ur 's has no shame a out IS costume for the boys' basketball float. Steve Mashman photo. The bonfire was the perfect way to raise spirit for the footbal game and having t e parade on Saturday morn- ing was more con- venient. Sopho- more Connie Glennon . . rf . V , Q :nv m I " - I F 3 l fm Marla Gallemore's homeroom students won first place for door decorations. Kevin Carr photo. Having the football players and the Booster Club together was a great way to keep the Viking family in touch with the real family. Mrs. Peggylfilbeck Q S ffgffl , fl! ,av-4 -4 fx Q QQ '. ii , 4 lu X! .I L .nv tif ,- Pam Rawlins, VOCCT junior walks the en- tire parade route throw- ing candy to spectators. Steve Mashman photo eww fy m qu H- I S in 4- Qi Q 2 gf.. I Y I K .wil U if S hi' s 'Y' a 'Nav' I -ffiiu ,uv :sg i.-. ...- 312' Us-SE' 16.94 ---'....,,,,..m' .- 8.1 V' I Ai, 3' 1 s v 7' A ,.f4 ' 'lf 5' . ' 3? A --W-:g,',?1 -1 ,idisljl ' Hx: 'mx - A X,"' - "P , , 183555 'M . ll Q N v ,W ' 01 -" I. I - . 'fi Q1"' - ,A,, f'. 15 3 'LiQ I I orklng 5 - 9 to pay the way Nighttime, weekend jobs take time, but they offer money I as well as independence for hardworking students seem to be the main con- Smith said, "Melinda's 1week's car payment .... makes pretty much his S45 flict hen it comes to worked since she was 14, own hours he wants to gas money ............. working. Iunior Nick and I feel that the work- work. Hamilton said, "I S10 Elizondo aid. "Having ing atmosphere has given know I get a lot of extra new Calvin Kleins ....... two honors classes and her much responsibility benefits, but when I'm S25 I I - there working, they treat newlourneyalbum ,..,. it S . , , , S I I L me like any other S8 employee." DGd'S birthday ......... Student jobs range S15 from a grocery store or a spending money ........ car wash to things like Q30 mowing yards and fast S133 food restaurants. Most There goes another students also receive paycheck! Having a part 'time job gives students the chance to enjoy extra activities without having to ask mom and dad for money. The average student works three days a week and puts in between 15 and 20 hours. This may seem pretty easy, but when a student attends school 40 hours a week, works 15-20 at a job, does 5 hours of homework and still tries to have a social life, they are meeting life head-on at an early age. School and homework S3.35 an hour, which is the minimum wage in Texas. Sophomore Toby Magill said, "Working gives me a lot of respon- sibility. Even my parents like me working, cause now I pay for my own things." These students that at- tend school, work and maintain good grades are earning the best educa- tion for entering the real world. Story by Lynda Kain. I I or-king at Paradise Bakery can be a 'tstuftingi " I Wlunior Rhonda Brewster stands behind 'theglass counter serving cookiesiand brownies to customers. Lynda Kaxnphato. V and dependability and also respect for money." Freshman Iohn Hamilton falls under a special category. Since his parents own the store he worked at, The Athletic Department, he working is pretty hard, but my parents feel that if I keep up with my grades, they don't mind me Working." This is a com- mon feeling with parents. Peggy Smith, who is the mother of Iunior Melinda J' Ia.,-fr x ,H Q no ...L ' . in 7 as. 1 .Y 'A fx-I . 5 t ti sf t....i-. rf- ' ,gg 1 9:1 . pr, 1- I ' . I I. l ii A y . r - Q 1 f- " ' , in 1 at a r s .if 2 q +-F S enior Kathy Campbell applies cosmetics to Senior Dena Kemper at After working at Minyard's more than two years, Senior Rhonda one of the Irving Mall shops. Campbell was trained for three days by Bush has accompfished the responsibility of toughing-out the the Iean Pierre Company. After the training, she received her beauti- hard times and staying at one job a longtime. Bush runs register and cian's license and was able to work there part-time. Lynda Kain photo. sacks groceries most of the time. Stephanie Mashman photo. fawq Dawg - -1-73.313 15- 1. -1.-' - ,T V ' l X - 'Q' is , 7 I""' S enior Carol Innes fills in information on a customer's check at Ming:-d's. Stephanie Mas anphoto. 11's fun working at A Tan for All Seasons, especially since l get free tun- ning sessions and get to do my home- work when we're not busy. Senior Ioey Uzzle unior Victor Euglenio straightens rnerc an- dise on the shelves at Page Drug Stephanie Mashmanp oto. Sound Ware- house is a cool place to work. l like learning about all the new fads in records and music. I u n i o r K y l e Harrington 1 ur-v lu "'. 'ii' ip- Al her second day on the job, Iunior Donna Bums said, "I love it. lt's great." Lynda Kain photo. awww ir '. 'ii Laf- R - 5 sim... my .rigaf 12 ,A :LW -riifjir 3 9 K' v- s 5 L ' K 1 . , nf V- 1 ff , X Q A 4 Q 5 raw -rygwy V! 1, . E fi'-.,:'1 -1- rfb' ,, 5 A.. :wiki-ig .wa ' W... . tg l veg, 'H- is 1 elvis: rr ,X Q 'mx u ,na- . 'S' ' -as 41l'! ,- fe "7" 1 H 4 K' :L . 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T is Q i- 1 F eeping the beat High school bands and musicians use their music to keep spirits high and toes tapping for themselves and others n almost every family, I there is a piano or guitar somewhere in the house. At least one member of the family knows how to play but obviously never had the desire to be a professional or serious musician. But, in one out of every ten families, one can find a player with a heart full of sound and rhythm and one who wants to be a performing artist. There were many such individuals dwelling in- side the walls of Nimitz, people with, the desire and will to play. Because original material. Their goal was to sound as cheap as possible. They had rules for their band like never rehearsing a that we had to break up!" explained bassist Senior Daniel Nix. "Five Flights Up" was a new dance band that held f man te Val in- 55 uys With Ties" drummer Senior David Mitchell plays with O , 50 y po D 1 G his band partners during the Senior Aid concert. Mitchell was d1V1d1-1315, bands began also involved with another band, "Five Flights Up." Kevin Carr photo. springing up everywhere. Keeping a band together proved to be one of the harder tasks of playing. The Ski Bros. was kind of a joke band. They performed parodies of their songs as well as song more than once before recording it. They had a large following, but they couldn't keep it go- ing. "The guitarist wanted to practice! After Seniors George Esquivel lsaxj, David Mitchell ldrumsj, and Clint Carter fguitarj. The young band quickly began playing at banquets and parties in and around Irving. They played a good mixture of cover tunes and all of their songs were danceable. The band also acquired an agent to book shows for them around Dallas and Irving. Being a musician, one would soon find out how difficult it is to stay in a working band situation. Not only does a band need to have good polish- ed sound, the band members must be com- patible. A band cannot expect to work well together if there isn't a friendly working atmosphere. What is it that a band needs to achieve their goals? Carter answered the question saying, "A good band has to look good, definitely sound good, and, of course, stay together." Story by Chad Rueffer aking center stage at Senior Aid, Senior George Esquivel piatys guitar solo at Senior Aid features Senior Iackie Kimberlin's his saxaphone Esquivel was involved in themarching band or A musical talent. Much of Kimberlin's free time was spent in- f0U1' YBGTS Whlle In hlgh SCh00l as Well as Playmg Wlih Uends in volved with music and other local musicians. Kevin Carr photo. garage bands Kevin Carr photo. fi 5 EE i 2 .z 'L ii' if 'E ,ta 5 :I K l wi. l. l li? 5 2 l During Christmas, homeroom classes combined their efforts of donations to help children have a happier Christmas through the traditional Adopt-A- Child program. Each homeroom was assigned a child from a loca school ranging in age from kindergarten through third grade. The classes were given a S100 limit to slpend on their gifts for t eir child and ood for the party. Classes were dismissed early and representatives were sent down to meet the buses brin ing the lit- tle children from their elementary schools. The children opened presents in a party atmosphere and happily munched on goodies provided by students. After each child fin- ished opening his anta's elves arrive Busily preparing to make Christmas brighter for others, there was no time to spare in between all the plans presents and eating they and gifts. Besides collec- were taken back to the ting money for a larger buses and returned to class ift, some students their schools. each brought individual tudents dig into the food as their adopted child finishes S opening gifts,'Several classes ordered out for pizza for the big day while others brought homemade goodies. Iohn Mowry photo. The project with the children brought in more than 38,000 in donations gifts for their homerooms child. The project was an overwhelming success. "Most of the kids at Nimitz work for their own money," Linda Halcomb, student council sponsor said, "so it is even more special when they provide on their own. Adopt-A- Child is the best service project the students par- tici ate in." Tllie teachers also en- joyed the program and be- ing involved in the party. "I thought it was wonder- ful," Carrie Skeen, jour- nalism adviser, said. "It felt good to know that we were doing something helpful." "The students got more out of it than the children themselves," Halcomb said. "Adopt-A-Child had long-range effects on everyone." Story by Mar- nie Harrison. O ne of the children who participated in the Adopt-A- Child pro ram tears into a package to End a brand new 4x4. Sophomore Terr Shumate lends a helping hand. Iohn Mowry photo. vw' 139- ,Q x N-,sk - My-M' 1-4 ,A- S V .Q if fter everything was over, one little boy A takes a break from all the activity while his homeroom host talk about their Christmas holiday plans. Iohn Mowry photo. fwy RQ-and ?'x 0 ne youngster excitedly opens his gift from his homerooms doubled up and two classes shared one student. Several high school students had to make after school deliveries of presents for the young guest. Iohn Mowry photo. we PM Arg, ll ' 4 li 'Ve X t . 5, 'nz I Holding on to a new baseball bat, one lit- tle boy starts in on in on another gift at his party. Iohn Mowry photo. I think we all need to be reminded that not every little kid has somthing to look forward to on Christmas morning. Sophomore Steve Baxley S ome children were a little shy at all the com- motion surroundinging them during their parties. Adopt-A-Child proved to be the true meaning of Christ- mas. Nothing can replace the feeling you get when you see a child get something he really wanted. Iunior Karen Murphy Watching as his new friends help put his toy together, one boy gets ready to play E' ada 1 ' si?- Q ' -2, 1 Q 552, Same t? , T ,. 53. ' - f 'ins r' Q? wgfzg?-' ' 1- 1 '95-ti'f., to 'Q -5 f is i '.- ,r QM1' QXW:-1. Si' ...BF ' F: 1 1' .Pen " 'Zi wiv-5fE'f' 1, 2, A. 'Nr 1- 'I' 17312 ' , ,, R rf, .- fbyjl' 'WI eil-f -t 'I' ' 'Lail- g ' 9"w,ffF'- l f, i . H .425 ' Z1tS.3?..g' H 71' . f gn., 2, , , al 5 fl l la 2: as a r lf- 'nil' .C s X x a f R Q 1 dime 2 frame 0400! remdeer decorates the lrvlng Mall to help celebrate the Chnsimas season Iohn Mowry photo Christmas makes me feel good because l have all my family around I enjoy grvmg presents and seemg the hope m people that the season hnngs Iuniur Shannon Smlth I nm 1 4 fle vc ,n gala rlglnal Christmas trees that decorated homes stores and classrooms helped brrng the season Iohn Mowry photo Not only does Chnstmas mean a break from school but you can get some great food Chrlstmas glves such a feelzng of renewal And It s mce to see all of your relatives Freshman Bryan Adams he Easter Bunny glves T Santa a hand xn spreadmg the cheer of the season at the Irvmg Mall Iohn Mowry photo owflsea my S gong ziggy fa er he W N Lia lei fee la fl? we .le 2.59 li... WS ,gil hat would Chrlstmas be without a sea! on anta's lap Many chlldren as well as adults gave ol Sami Nlck a l1st of thelr "I've been good" rewards Because Santa IS such a popular guy, the lme to see h1m stretched throughout the mall Iohn Mowr y photo f sl wi x N "L s A dancing and Slllglllg float at Hohday ln the Park at Szx Flags, entertamed many people full of the Chrlstmas spmt vlsxtlng the park Iohn Mowry photo .E P' J 5 :v.,,,,,r , Nr ,fee ' a V' 7 s Q 2 we V 2 ., N. "gf . . ' ,Ma U M f -'- A 4 ffsggfeffggfleilrfswi ' ' . -' L- , "- E' 1 ' Nr- 'e ' 2 gel ' Q . 5 o ., ,Sv ,n i . K v -j , 1' 4 s N ix ' 12211 ' ' ' -' f -rin 1: ,V , I , 1 K ' -A .-3, 1 . .L Ayflzgggvzgggelzzgl . ' .-..:,f H f V - V . ' X.. R' ' ' ' " l A L at A ,s 'gms 1 . '1 - - .Fw a ff: 2-'21 2 A f V, -4 f f -3- 3,3 " M - - .11 -' I 4 S Q Zgw. 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Senior Daniel Nix Heath Daniels plays Mr. Fitzgerald. Gary Schepf photo. Zwwghgezcf "W' 'li 'S ef fe v at 2 ,gf ,f -YY -1--:F 1,,,,.,-:-,,,pr?iz- 4. .,a:..:fgn,x'7 ...wa -3- .. :W 1 'V tm: -are sc..a.r..e " is 1- ' Paw: 'Lift s Yi at K n the starring roles Revival of the senior play marks a great success with "Cheaper by the Dozen" and an all-senior cast he senior class of 1986 did some tradi- tional activities last year, set many precedents with new ones and pulled a few old ones out of the closet, in particularly the senior play "Cheaper by The Dozen." "The senior play was one of the many activities we did," said Senior class sponsor Gary Schepf. "It gave many a chance to participate in something their senior year and was a great success." Seniors got together after school for several weeks in preparation for years to look back on. The experienced actors helped them out. HI hadn't done much acting, but I thought it would be fun to give it a shot," said Senior Steve Mashman. "We helped all of the inexperienced people out and for the most part everyone put on an ex- cellent performance both nights," said Senior Daniel Nix. 'll felt that it was worth all of the time that we put into it because it gave the senior class one more thing to put on their list eniors Becky Murray, Darby Adams and Brooke Sumrall S rehearse with Daniel Nix. Everyone pulled together at the dress rehearsal for a great show. Gary Schepf photo. The play took a lot of preparation and much of the students' time, but this only showed their dedication to their senior class. of accomplishments this yearf said Senior lay Beavers. "If it weren't for the play I probably wouldn't have participated in much my senior year," said Senior Steve Mashman. "lt put the class spirit in me through working hard with the other seniors." The senior play ranked high as one of the favorite senior activities of the year. Though there were many other activities, to a few the play was the best. Story by David Mitchell. Ai. :Sw - .:, l l gigs? fter returnin from a tri , Mr. Gilbreath portra ed by Daniel enior Kirk Seace's character oe Scales, a short cocky school A S P Y Q swam.- Li- AL:1,i-n-'- r:--n-,.A:in Q., ..,.1,,. ...m mm, lrnnl . f-haaripaapr lasik :hp familv in a cheer. He was actuallv asked to A Y 351, -haf ii 'fjjit 11 ,..4 59 Fifi 45 .it e -, i - , . f g, gg.. ff, fy- ,f - -if. ri' ar I . iii? 4 - , K-ix 4 .. .Y ,,. .5 , . Vg. 1 ' 'A fftfetl xt I 2 55- aff. , fi? ew nf, .43 ,. .9235 i ,wif-ef -Ni ,H I as .2-iqti ,.. Vet, E fiqga X -like la A ,efggg 25.1.55 xlib-'2' .Q -61,5 :wt 35 .-E ave. -If--.fig " 52 . ,egg N as -m. f -QR: 1' 5 '-Q42 --,.f,. . ,I 'f 4545 753: Q " Q 'i' l Skiers me " PM. V V ' Ll. 4 - 551- ., , ,, . A -rf .--A ,,.., X A , . M 3 3 M? 1:-. MQ W3 Science Club members Elizabeth Dill, Shawn Wallace, Victor Eugenio and Chris Spence enjoy a picnic in the middle of February. The Science Club participated on such activities as camping in Oklahoma. Shannon Woodson photo. ,ef Q ' ' "wt" Ji hi s , Y .M , .. A ' A 'i gg -:av F' . ar- -' 5' ,. ,gs , ,af 9 .- 4 ' , - ,, .fx Ps avr, ., ,.,.w-K Taking it easy after an exhausting hour of year- book, Sophomore Chad Rueffer keeps his coat on due to the feelin of winter inside the schoof building. Rueffer was a ve? active member of his class, an he could often be seen par- ticipating in numerous ec- tivities as well as boosting the gpirit in his fellow classmates. teve Mashman photo. unior Michelle Winton demonstrates two seasons of fashion by wearing her sunglasses and coat on a winter day. Both summer and winter clothes were wom during the winter months because of the inconsistency of the Texas weather. loe Salinas photo. ff-9,i?f A ,s-If 4, .. 5' .H A V N, :H- , lf- ' sv , 1 j, - f f""V N lx .1- TP ' C' wi stffif.,-rag?" ,mvwv-Af ' f., W .. . .. .. -. -. ew M. f. I K., ., .. g,,,:,..kM. U . . -. - ...W 'L ,, V... ,awww r Winter ,..- really I wasn't a big.-deal ' this year. it wasnft 1 a very cold., ,and there was noesnowq. , ltwqs likeqnlenrlg. n . "spring, Iunigug ,. ' Sophomore from ' McGree'vy displays H his holiday! spirit with lightswatw t ei Christmas .dances .Candyf Smilie photo. . a -1 ,For-me tliespast winter, seemed like it never passed. , Thespringgverhitf f me eorly.'I'becan1e' ' lazyg and could've' ' cared less- mboutw 1' C Vschoohliininr Vic- -a-a for 5189330 . . . 'Tha H new g winter. lattraction was Holif day in the Park" at Six' Flags wherepatronsftakei a ride in the snow. 'Iohnf Mowry photo. . .I i I L thought. the f short winter was , kind of good even though it didn't' tsnow. It -gave me time to get out and do a few outdoor. activities. .lllnior , , PaulChotlffeti ,A , ' ' 3:32 1.21225 :QL wIZ'2lQ12Ji: .I QW' C ' K iffy-.32?ff5ss.s1v53!szife'wi l .is . wx N., .. .tu -1 rambled on. inter l Students sweat out the winter with Spring Fever . inter blues? Not plagued. Drowsy students quite! All in all, the fumbled through text bitt e r b o o k s cold of trying winter not to lasted th i n k ab o ut a b o u t e i g ht the sun weeks, beam- leaving i n g s t u - through dents the side gagugy Q grass .rags aiftysesh gg jv- ary Miller enloy a Friday night 1 suf- dance- while fering teachers from Spring Fever in the middle oflanuary. The symptoms were extreme and very con- tagious. They consisted of severe notwant-to's followed by a heavy case of the lazies. The side ef- fects ranged from over- night suntans lcourtesy of the neighborhood tanning salonsj to luxurious March weekends at the lake. As the weeks crept by and the weather grew in- creasingly warmer, everyone appeared to be Outside the tempera- ture ranged from 60-809. The daffodils bloomed early and the bees started to appear again. By the time Valentinets rolled around it seemed that every one had broken out into a cold sweat from the anxiety of being cooped up too long. Finally, relief came one weekend during March when all fevers were broken and people gained miraculous strength to run wild during Spring Break. Story by Melinda Iones. Sitting in the window, junior Terri Shumate takes a break and tries to warm up. The temperature inside the school was so that when it was cold outside it was hot inside, and when it was hot out- side, it was cold inside, Ioe Salinas photo. D uring the Senior vs. Iunior football game, Seniors Dee Barbosa and Steven Cox try to keep warm while they wait for the action to begin. The Senior vs. Iunior football game was held on a Saturday morning in December. The juniors held a win over the seniors. David Mitchell photo. x ,., .,, N , 1 ,.. , N .f .wg1:f,,.',Qgrdvrfeeeffffgfrffffffws-27641 9:4 mmf 'Ulf-qI"'l.'f!'?i4i""k.'3T' Q . .4 - .- f s- Q at it . if A .et . ., ,. ' We-Ff"f?:' ' ' ' xiliiiei Wr.st'tQ :?EE3,,.Zi2 It was really a sur- prise to be an- szgezzff , eggssgggrz 'S P- 'Mt railat. jp ..., - ,, ,, .:,f, . f a l 'A'-4'1"ifiti 2 .ili ti Qtefasfessafs' - 0312,-iffil V iteiisffsstiii ,. gffffn 13,1 'M L-tflikiitiq '+""Pr"'E .- . xgezggf x ' ..r gem, - r'..,1-but - -saw it ll111m"'Io- - VAS' ,ivfvu 1f3f7IZ'E'.:aggit 5 r4g:!?s'TaZf'I1 9 Q ' si .2 , x tears is, En. .542 FE? 'li 'tink nounced as the class favorite, considering it was my senior year. I was really happy and truly sur- prised. I couldn't believe it. Senior Kelli Applegate A long with being the senior class favorite, QHLARHLQELQE51' WHS H180 the homecoming gueen for 1986. Carrie keen photo. I was excited later, but a first it was more of a surprise because I was not even expecting to receive the title. When I heard, I thought I was going to die. Iunior Sherry Ransome unior m was a class favorite her sophomore and junior year. Stephanie Mashman photo. I was just standing there waiting to hear th e f r e s h m a n favorite when they called my name. I was so surpised and I thought I was going to cry. It was a total shock. Freshman Tonya Tribble awww -dv ! 'ne ' JK xx S il " -I 1' if g - t 'keg ,-is 2 5 ,g V' H.: Jiri:-up V, e .-4f ':AT- -J ' ' "N 1 'Q,.1:a. 4 :ia ' ' ' v X 1 , , . .5 ' 139' at af 3 "H p F Q ' , ,, . I .Wt ' lu -'Q . .,L5 ' - png 'XX hw s p f ' , a.. K Don Killian, one of the sophomore class' favorite teachers, leads his history classes in their mock olympics. In their study of Ancient Greece the classes practiced throwing javelins Roses, teddyhears, balloons, candy-grams and flowers of all types cover the office counter on Valentine's Day. Deliveries to the office were so heavy on February 14 extra tables were brought .J X f fif x y ff .1 tw' I . TN 'Q I I un and participated in other athletic trials following the examp e of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Erikalyn Ellis photo. in and set up to hold all the goodies. Students were sent notices that flowers had been received and could be picked up later in the day. Ioe . Ad., K , Salinas photo. 'W ,, ,At-lrtrfa 'Ir 51.159 -,J Q 11 -M 2 tt at era. 2esaw.w1,wr3sQE. t3rtfK P laces in the hearts St Valentine's Day Was highlighted for some with hearts and flowers and by being named Favorites for others Who gave you those roses? Where did you get candy? Who's tak- ing you to t e Favorite's Dance? These were common questions among students on Valentine's Day and prior to the Favorite's Dance that night. Cupid had a busy day at school, shooting ever one with love. Girls wal,ked down the hall making sure others noticed gifts from boyfriends or secret ad- mirers. The air was filled with the spirit of love. Along with Valentine's Day came the recognition of the class favorites at the dance sponsored by gg or her extra attention to F me, it was easy for me to choose Miss Bradley," said Iunior Chris Arnold, who sits with Bradley during an after school lesson. Erikalyn Ellis, photo. the yearbook staff. Trahan and Keith Burris As Tonya Tribble and WSIB Sh0Cked HS they Victor Seinz were an- Were announced as Class Favorites: lfront rowl Tonga 1gibb.l,e, Victor Qangng, Keith Burris, Lara Iranian, Ernie Cote, Shgnylansggne. second rowl Katie Rawlinson im Sitton Helen Bradle I . y I. . , yu lthird rowl Larry Coltharp, Carol Pier, Don Killian. I nounced as freshman, sophomore class class favorites, their faces favorites. showed the surprise. Lara "I was very surprised," said Ernie Cote, who shared junior favorite honors with Sherry Ran- some, who added, "I was excited later, but at first it was more of a sur- prise." Senior class avorites were announc- ed last with Kelli Ap- plegate and Ieff Powers taking the honors. Teachers were next. The freshman class teacher favorites were Katie Rawlinson and Ed- die Dowler. Sophomore teacher favorites were Carol Pier and Don Kill- ian. Iunior teacher fa- vorites were Helen Bradley and lim Sitton. The senior teacher favorites were Carol Peir and Larry Coltharp. "It means much to a teacher to receive recognition from his students," Col- tharp said. Story by Shannon Long ta-U" fy Q ' A ' . T -V 4 ' "7 enior id brings in funds First-time ever showcase for musical talents features Nimitz musicians to raise money for the Class of '86 Lights dimmed and the crowd got quiet waiting for the music to begin. It wasn't Reunion Arena and a record- breaking concert tour. It was the spectator gym and the history-making Senior Aid concert. The concert, sponsored by and benefiting the senior class, featured stu- dent bands such as Magic Dave and the Tuff Tones, The Guys With Ties, 40" Below, Optic X and DNA. Senior Cecil Linsdey of Optic X said, "We tried to relay to the crowd that there was different types of music out there and we all enjoy something a lit- tle different." The crowd responded to the variety of music at Senior Aid. "Personally," Senior Kim Hudson said, featured only Nimitz "I go for the more rock students in a concert bands than the other which senior officers stuff. I thought the con- hoped would bring P reparing for the Senior Aid concert, Senior Todd Bowen and sophomore Chad Rueffer lay blocks for the stage as Senior sponsor Gary Schepf supervises. Erikalynn Ellis photo. cert allowed all of us to money into the class cof- hear most of what we fers for the prom and enjoy." senior gift. The musical program The S1600 raised by Senior Aid we attributed to the advertising and pro- motion of the concert on TV and radio. The S3 ticket also helped. "To me, the fact that it was S3 was no big deal," Senior Elizabeth Ioseph said. "I just wanted to see my friends perform. It was really worth S3. " Senior sponsor Gary Schepf praised the work and music of the volunteer performers. "What made this concert so unique was the many students who performed did it all on their own. They did an outstanding job." Closing the evening's music, Seniors George Esquivel and Daniel Nix of Guys With Ties end the first Senior Aid concert helping to raise money for the senior class. Kevin Carr photo. 4 2. gf it T aking their turn on the stage in the spectator gym, Guys With Ties plays for Senior Aid. Seniors Brandon Power, Brent Lovelady and David Duggan used the opportunity to perform and help their class. Success of the concert, a first ever, was given to special promotions run on local radio and television. Kevin Carr photo. 0 dyssey members Glenn Granado, Iackie Kimberlin and Brent Grinnell entertain the fans at Senior Aid. The concert gave school bands a chance to play for friends while also helping the senior class prepare for a special prom for the class of 86. Kevin Carr photo. 'K ISM r 5 ' --Je fwifrsis-fffif-ff . . 4 ' f sz,fb.mzm1esfsm zmgozas t .ee W wet. .tr -f'W 1 fame pwef I really didn 't mind spending S3 to get in. I mean, it was cheaper than a m 0 v i e , a n d I already knew the stars of this show a little better. Senior Teresa Caviness Optic X member Cecil Lindsey said, "A lot of students like what we played." Erikalyn Ellis photo. A lot of students have bands on their own, and they set a goal to er- Lorm and do their est. The? showed that you on't have to be a part of the music pro ram here at schoof to be good. Senior spon- sor GarySc-llepf A ndrew Aguirre and Chad Rueffer of Magic Davd and the Tuff Tones play for Senior Aid. Kevin Carr photo. 1 iustfrwarged to see rn ren s per- form,yand I kinda felt honored that we were the first ever to try some- thing like this. It was really worth m 33. Senior Ellfzabethloseph fwnqagmd . ,, . . f. ,V - ., , ,VJ V-rj!-.K -me :mama We-2 ' . we- , ,, ,W f . ' .. ...K .35 ,,,, , Q M., A M pi.. v 'wr-V zrqgtem ,emu :faf,.-aj ' - "' t V ,, ,9!wf:Vw1wB2.e.M.f.tm4.aeQl'mf.t awsw-uwma mw out worst In glanc- i n g through the con- t a C t books, Valhalla staff mem- b e r s recog- nizedthe many funny he unscoop No story just pictures that have no reason , ictures. They bring yearbook. The staff felt it the best and was a shame that these in p e o ple. priceless moments had to pt fn. 4 5 Q. Senior Craig Easley finds that school hamburgers taste better when he eats them fast. Gary Schepf photo. b e tossed out be- cause of their irrevel- ancy. That is t h e reason w e have taken these and wonderful pictures pages to share those that could serve no moments with you. The specific purpose in the 1986 Valhalla staff 52 rw, Sign painting parties were meant for painting signs, but they usually involved a great deal of goofin off as well. Sophomores lean Iones and Sonja Piper share a friensly dance between signs. Participating in class activities such a sign painting and pep rally themes allowed freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors a chance to unite as a class and support their school. David Mitchell photo. T heme pep rallies added variety to the football season and class competition for the spirit stick. Senior Scott Hunt wears a pirate hat to do his part in the senior section. Hunt not only did his bit in pep rallies but was a members of the marching band during the football season. Chad Windham photo. Jawa PM I think yearbook pictures should look natural. Posed pic- t u r e s a r e to o unrealistic. Surprise shots are almost hilarious to look rat. junior Amy Daffron ,ggi All S enior Darrin Kilsby fves one of his looks as e appears surprised bg the phtographer. S annon Woods on photo. There should be more pictures in the yearbook. I get bored looking at a year- book that limits its pictures. The more photos, the better. Senior Darrell Ingram U-" rf' Q enior Barbara Babcox S has a nonverbal answer to "How's your day going? Steve Mashman photo. I like to see funny pictures in the year- book. Then, when I'm old, I can look back and remember all the fun I had in high school. I don't want to be bored. Senior Sheryl Iames awww Q- W - - ., we ef ,gg gfgfffxr:-age!! r .,.. WMM ff, , -, as a. , Y Spring fever spread rapidly as the grass grew Mordecai, Darrel Ingrim and Sophomore Cory greener and the temperature rose. The Blount try to amuse others in the fight aglainst a epi emic seemed to be apparent as Seniors Steve monotonous school day. Steve Mashmanp oto. af" 6 ,aa Al D , . I u . , - T he Hawaiian meeting at the Anatole gave seniors a preview to the week long trip to paradise. Seniors Kelli Ap- plegate and Kim Root show their excitement after Ap- plegate won a door prize. Gary Schepf photo. enior Aid gave students who Sparticipated in the bands a chance to show their stuff and the audience a chance to dance on the floor of the spectator gym. Kevin Carr photo. -N 1- W vs ff, ,L ,A . 54 . A H M IM, . , A ., - .. -..-i . , ..,,.Q,.., ,,,,. +121 I. . . f is V.. are -K. a,..n,,: IH 1. 3- .rs fu, - sa 5' 'Ha 31. xx aa gi 55 En v i if' KL px r . su .iz .. 3 - 4, 2. f , , 1 -fx' rv A 'L at s vs- f .Q M :L sl I we .Q as ' SSH -We is X ig Z5-,Z 11, 4 - Q " J li Ribs as ,Ja 'Wg 4 ' is Las ta 3 1 , E E-3 Hr 3 , . if I Q' its ig: 6 ie g its Qi s.. . is: ,fi -"' ze' Slit 3 .Q is ?gi' r lm A it s f 'MQW Q ,H 1 W s A ha v e 4 1 069 M 5 -x .Q lr 5 g , S xi . k 'ing SE attire EX has 1 1-'lsr' ' lratff 2' if , wk ,,.. g. z +8-xr ry rf! B it .2 ,t if 2 h is f f -5 E . 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I just wish more people would par- ticipate." Iunior Didi Sawyersaid. Having a day to paint over all the "I love so and so's,' and clean all the other grafitti off the walls I helped maintain the ' pride that Nimitz already - has in its appearance. Improvements did not ' stop at the doors, but it t found its way out to the grounds as well. New I' shrubbery was planted to add a final touch to the outside of the school. "I really think a school can always use improve- ment, and a nice looking school helps students and faculty have more pride I in it,'l Senior Katie Echols H said. Story by Natalie Limberg. , I , , ' M onths and months of accumulated grafitti was washed away by clean-up crews on Spring Clean-Up Day. Freshman class president Kory Knott carries a pail of water and soap to help clean off desks and walls. Stephanie Mashman photo. pring time means green things and Iunior Ieff Morgan adds to S the greenery around the building by planting new shrubs. Spring Clean-Up Day has become a worthwhile tradition to take a day and spruce up for the last few weeks of the school year. Stephanie Mashman photo. Mm' W ,Q ,.-' ,.,s- si .,,,,.-,.,.N5m.,,m,,,,,,,.,,. .... ,i..-,.. . I 5 ??Q l il? i ll g i ' aiae - W ""uN' ga Us , ., , i- i HW! .M ,,m.L-n..,.,.,.4: ' was - -Y 1-wwf .si ., -- ,L ' "" Q- 'QW "' f-.1--f ,,4..t,.s1:, W' -, 1-21 '. -S- .. f as-it mein: wel-W--Lwwswwg MM. age.-eg - -..fi -saw s" Wt' H' ,.,.W,a... MQEWNM .Q - -1'm'e:.i. t liiff- ?5T" 2'2 as "ref -t ' A -t .gr A' as . .. . -ewffzr., M .,.. ... www-Mwfi..Ja.....fs.e :fir-N .. ,M .u'.'x l E Q54 1. 'f'PK.:" "a ,, pf e, e , Lf A' . fic' :L mil' ' ,,- 3. .' 1, - 4, ' W. - 46inP':' : 'G F- - v.-...os S, Gi Pdf ,ew- ..... , 43 V .5 t I U , l,.-.4.,, , l I . M., ,. l',l5 I . lame OW Alittle elbow grease helps geometry teacher Marla Gallemore clean lab counters. Stephanie Mashman photo. I think itisagood idea to clean up the school because I want my school to look good. 1 just wish more people would por- ticipote. Iunior Didi Sawyer P e xi c i 1 m a r k s disappear like magic with a little help from Iuniors Didi Sawyer and Nick Elizondo. Stephanie Mashman photo. I really think u school can always use improvements, and a nice looking school helps students ond faculty have more pride in it. Senior Katie Echols ,ga t 5 , o . H s 'M 12' y p fp c, 'tfe ff E S cience lab tables and counters get the once over from Senior Katie Echols. Stephanie Mashman photo. zweflsml ,.-'sql t. 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Although many chose to wear the traditional tux, some added to it with their own personal touches, Gary Schepf photo. Taking a whirl around the dance floor Senior Amy Polous and Sophomore lames Mining talk about their evening plans. Many couples planned to attend parties, movies and the early morning breakfast that were exclusively for prom couples. ll. s F X 5 W i ' " .ziifffltw 5, :mf 12i21?vf?if5f1f51rSzaf-12. 'ei ' 9 ' .' , , if-,S if ' fume PM U pon leaving the Great Hall of the Apparel Mart, Senior Cedric Layton gets a balloon. Gary Schepf photo. Prom was expen- sive but well worth it. lt was almost like playing dress up, but was as much more fun. Senior Cindy Hatridge S enior Carol Iones and her date stand in line a the buffet. Gary Schepf p otim. Prom was fun, but after prom was great. We went to the movie, the breakfast and to play softball early in the morn- ing. Senior Iobn Williams 1 . '4 -6 5 A 1 bile in between dances, Senior Bridgette Dozier borrows date Billy Winn's jacket. Gary Schepf photo. awww Xtra agant A long awaited night that Will never be forgotten our years of pinching to the hilt to look pennies and planning smashing for that once in for it. People selling a lifetime night. c a n d y, "Prom Washing 7 y-4, W a s cars and expen- having sive, but s h o W s W e l l for it. W o r t h P e ople i t , t ' buying 344 Senior formals ---R Cindy iuldgeg While waiting to line up for din- Fi ii Q e ner, Semor Christie Capehart , t U X ' and her date en'oy conversation Sald- HH e d O S about their plans tjor the evening. W 3 S for it. a l mo st "It" is prom, of course. "We Worked hard for our prom," said Senior Wade Raper. "It turned out to be really ex- cellentlwishwecould do it all over again." Prom was a night spent laughing and dancing, lasting Way into the next morning. People dressed like playing dress up." Prom Was in the Grand Hall of the Apparel Mart. There Were balloons, a slide show and a buffet. Seniors had the times of their lives. Were the years Well spent? Was it Worth the Wait? You bet! Story by Melinda Iones. ...i QQ I , El X '1 Enjoying each 0ther's company, Senior Brent Lovelady and his date wait to join in the dancing until a slow song is played. Most students made their prom dates months in advance to get ready for the occasion. Gary Schepf photo. A fter going through the buffet line, Senior Bryan Hart goes to join his friends at their table. The Hawaiian buffet dinner served chicken, fish and a variety of salads. Gary Schepf photo. ea :mags -a 2 fl 1: G i 4 9 i Q 1 .tg-1,-jg! i gi , . ...M 2f'E'Zf2t Q..-tm., . ,E 62751 Iislliiitiijk-w': TEL A,,, 1.. Wifi! 12 ,,,...N ,,. 'I lil'- fe-Mm. l---.f.-t..e,.,W 1 pf. Q. 1i23f1f?if'z31i1!!5L9i. . ,.,,A .it :gs li? z . . Ed. ,,.,, . v ma.. fliiztii ,. . ns..-.-ii.. 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The nighfs ac- tivities were a good idea, too. lt was good to do without alcohol. Senior Karen Eckert sawed s W 1 ' 11 ocusing for a shot, Senior Tamyra Wilsey laughs while trying to Fphotograph friends on the dance floor. Many seniors took cameras for once in a lifetime shots of each other. Gary Schepf photo. Leading the Senior Walk, class president Wade Raper and his date julie Burton start off the dance to the class song, "The Best Was Yet to Come" by Bryan Adams. Gary Schepf photo. he most anticipated L. I ll dressed up with lots to do Prom night activities and individual parties kept seniors busy until the dawn's early light with plenty o good times moment of the senior year other than graduation is prom. Several weeks of talking, planning and saving were on the minds of all seniors as they come to the highlights of their year. "Prom cost me S190," Senior Iohn Pugh said. "My date only had to buy her dress. It cost me a lot of Friday and Saturday nightsf' Though the cost to some was rather steep, prom could be inexpen- G etting portraits taken at the prom was not a highlight, but students were glad to have them as a remembrance of the special evening. Seniors Brenda Chewning, Robin Werberig, Steven George and Dee Barbosa stand in line to fpose for pic- tures. Gary Schep photo. sive. It was the limos and could be found all over hotel rentals that made Dallas at parties, hotels or the price high. or planned activites. "Everyone else rented "I thought the activities L fter arriving at the prom, Senior Mark Coffman and his date wait for a break in the buffet line for the Hawaiian dinner. Gary Schepf photo. limos for the prom," Senior Marvin Reynolds said. "I took my date in a hearsef' After prom seniors were a success, especially the breakfast," Senior class president Wade Raper said. The activities started at Z a.m. and included a movie, breakfast and sports events for those who weren't too tired by 6a.m. The whole night was fun, but the most remembered part for most was when all the seniors walked with their dates and formed a circle to watch their friends walk through the arch while the senior class song "The Best Was Yet To Come," played and the dance started. "As I watched my friends walk by me and form a circle to our class song, it made me proud to be a senior," Senior Don- na Marion said. Story by David Mitchell. Y" W 1. ,--2' it s A 3 . F3 F is I f in f X fame PM I think it's a pretty neat ceremony, to see them all together for the lost time. It mode me look forward to next year. junior Lisa Walker Closing Senior Preview, Principal Arlen Cray ends the ceremony hy closing the gates. Carrie Skeen photo. Senior Preview is when it sinks in that we're leav- ing. lt's our lost hurroh, but we're going on to big- ger and better things. Senior Scott Hunt A own the red carpet Dand through the archway, Senior Chuck Tillman escorts Senior Darby Adams. Kevin Carr photo. Preview is really exciting. lt wus kind of weird, though, because there were people I didn't know were in my class un- til Preview. Senior lane! Eskew 90 sez! V 4 A 4 4 . . .. ' rs ... ' -': .I -.... ."""",,t..L,"" L "" N..,,..... L: .',N. '.. ,,,,4,, , go---A 1- ..,.....,,. . 5. M , N U W sf . mr . ,,05:' .. A, . ww: f' w r' 5 . , . 2 fx ig ' . , alk of a lifetime Senior Preview provides a last solemn ceremony as seniors turn their rings hey walk across the stage one b one and grab their lomas. Graduation, right? All high schools have them, and all seniors know the feeling. The girls shop for weeks, and the guys get their tuxedos and shine up their cars. Prom, right? Every high school has one, and every senior knows the feeling. The scene has been set especially for them from the red car et to the flowered arcff decorated in the class colors. This is Senior Preview, and onl a Nimitz senior knows the feeling. "Preview is really ex- Taking a break from all the commotion backstage before Senior Preview begins, Senior Misty Rogers, with shoes in hand, reflects back on a senior year full of activities. Stephanie Mashman photo. citing," Senior Ianet Eskew said. "It was our first time to be recogniz- ed in front of everyone." English teacher Brenda Martin talks with Senior Rachel Batto backstage. Senior Natilie Chaves and others found it necessary to be presented at Preview in a trio in- stead of the traditional couple. "There was barely room for two under the arch, much less three, but I didn't mind going with three," Chaves said. As the seniors ap- proached the arch in pairs or trios, their names were announced to the auditorium full of juniors who were receiving the reins of the school with each new couple that came under the arch. As they passed through, the seniors took off their class rings and put them back on with the words "Nimitz Hi h School" facing out for the world to read. For the juniors it was a special preview of what is to come. For the seniors it was a last look back. "It's a really neat feel- ing," Senior Scott Hunt said. "You're looking at all the 'new seniors' and you feel like it's all over." Story by Ernie Cote. ' ,. 'P Q ze: ' '-iE!?:- . r.. ,, 2-1, M. i- -Q tiki" 7 M57 . fa... , J...- 4 S1 . +1152-t T t. 1. ,Q , . '-i' 231 jx' . sit 93, w' 325. it "gif f .rg yy -.f - 'lwzfi JL -- 5., , 4, .. ,. V .Sgr , , . J. A ,,,, 122-,av -. ,s 'T ft M, .,.. . we ., ae., . if ,Q --1. . ,V . ,, , . Q, ..,.:. s, . Q. 45... R1 , 1 , w"' , . I . f- Ta K ,g'g,, W A, ,.A, Hx? 1 X , .... ,, , an , Y' 9 L N ,1i'Kig,,:u41.,m ,Nia 'Q ma " e f- , J 1 iff Z t'f'f"Esa?: :2ivE L ' ,. L: Qzzrwf-3 ' ' t' It ine A.M. Rise and shine Friday evening's Baccalaureate, with graduation by the dawn's early light brought '86 to a grand finale It was really neat. That made it more special. I'll never forget him doing that. - Senior Paige Filbeck, whose father, a member of the Irving ISD school board, switched places on stage to be able to resent his daughter's dipllboma along with a big hug. It was hard getting up on the stage, but it was worth it. - Senior Shan- non Kingen, who made her way across the stage on crutches. We c0uldn't hear the speeches from back there, but it was the greatest feel- ing of my life lookin at all the seniors. I felt like all my hard work had ow do ou we r this HHthin ?" nlany girl: asked and complained. Senior Amy Polous gets some unsolicited help straightenin her cap from English consultant Peggy Looper. Carrie Skeen photo. miilll ,l,,,g k finally paid off. - Senior Scott Hunt, who sat on the stage as part of the Top Ten. have rather had it at night, though, but con- si ering that night, I'm glad we didn't. - Senior 'A Band and choir members from Nimitz, Irving and MacArthur High Schools combined talents for the bac- calaureate ceremonies for all three schools. Carrie Skeen photo. Having graduation in the morning was OK. In the afternoon would have been too hot in the stadium. I think I would ending a helping hand, Senior sponsor and LEnglish teacher Nancy Tucker gives Graduate Paige Filbeck a lesson in the proper way to wear the graduation cap. While students' style dictated Tim Burson It was very humid, and it was about to rain. It was really hot under those robes. I would rather have -.P had it at night so that everyone could go out afterward, but consider- ing that night, I'm glad we didn't. - MacArthur Senior Iennifer Faith, who graduated with her class at 2 p.m. It wasn't as bad as everyone thinks. It did rain the whole time, though. It never stopped, but everybod sat through it. I liked lllaving it at night. It was a graduation that everyone will remember. - Irvin Valedictorian Russel Perkins, whose class graduated in a pouring rain at8 .m. I think, it won't really sink in until I reach the colle ecampus.-Senior Natilie Chaves wearing the cap on the back of the heads, teachers insisted they be wom on the top of the head. Many caps were straightened before the ceremon started. Carrie Skeen photos. .Lw.9l""' 5 if 'Q ,wr F I"' w. 5' 'E gafi Ai I 3 4 I ! Q , :Qi :gpg E Ph . 9: is L Q is 2 3 . e lt ek.. X sg is ii? ,sa if of i f .1 :I i .E 55 is ii Qi iii s 'WS 523. qos 2 2 E2 xi? 1 J in sz ig' e f ' K v f. 515 'z is 5? F3 il El il? Q l Xa H 1 13 E . 5 Ez 5 i 5 I K. Aa Wir f 4, -z .2 rc W QE We .L as V525- if gg. sg emi: Jaime , I was pretty sad ' that it -wasmy last' day as an ex- change sti1dent.iIt's -- I hard to think that ' some of the people I've met l'll never see again. Senior Bard Reian ' ' uplockere is 'W a- big mess-, so Sophomore Suzi Motley decides to take it slow. Cu'rleSkeen photo. L I iwaswanxious to get out, .worried about ,exams and sad that it was my last day here until . my senioryear. lt was hard saying ' ood-bye to mil ?'riend's Qan te a .c h e r s . Sophomore lin, , Heeflhoi V ' iff: 'I . Realizing that this was their last day as sophomores, Robert Ban- da and Mark Kim carried books. Chad Windham photo. The new exam schedule was okay, but I missed all the fun we had during open campus lunch. lt wasn't all I that bad ,because I 'm finally a IUNIOHI soph- o m o r e. M a t I Cartwright . ..., ...., ffm:-7, . -: L L 53335 Q LK? :si l Q1 'Rf v . ai QL ook out, it's the locker patroli' Coach G. W. Melton supervises during the last locker cleanout of the year. Throwing away all trash and finding lost books were the main purposes of the clean-up day. Trash cans, library carts, teachers and wandering students crowded the halls. Carrie Sheen photo. G etting rid of hooks was the last thing on the minds of seniors as they made their way to the cafeteria. Seniors Efren Gonzales and Cliff Satterfield take orders as to where to put the books. "It felt pretty good to do away with all those books. lt's finally over!" Gonzales said. Chad Windham photo. . . ,, . - Z ,.-s ,.- .. .. Y .,...,..., 5. MY M Y .,...... . . , ., . N, .,,,,, ,,,..,,,.... . . .W , .,..-..., '-ue1en1u:wm1s:1mwmfswsw..lwaawm.w. urn out the lights, it's over Last days bring good-byes to friends, teachers, exams and homework, and hellos to good times in the sunshine The empty book room is unlocked and the students pile the tex- tbooks on the dusty shelves. The last few peo- ple sign the autograph sheet being passed around the room. A teacher can be heard tell- ing the students to turn in their exams. It was almost time to close shop. Most students seemed to feel excited about get- ting out for the summer, but Senior Tim Alford ad- mitted he was a little bit sad to be leaving. "Everyone seems to think 'Wow! No more school!', but these are the Business teacher Katie Rawlinson, with the help of her fiance Craig Russell, hauls her teaching materials to the car. After t eir summer wed- ding, she will teach next year in Emory. Texas. Carrie Skeen photo. best days of your life, and six months can be a it's sometimes scary problem. thinking about the Film projects, over future," Alford said. heads and books had to The last few days were be turned in to the li- afeteri I dies had a flirty iobofcleaning up the snack b I ll ' Hvelyn B ewer prepares for llin task f l K I I 3 coukwar usually hectic. Trying to brary, students' books find who's had your had to be turned in, or algebra book for the last paid for, in order to take the final exam. The new exam schedule was in force, and there was no open campus lunch this year. Classes started at 8:15 and ended at 12:40. "The new schedule will be much easier because we don't have to worry about kids not coming back after open lunch. It will also give teachers more time to finish their grades," Vice-Principal Bill Mc- Alister said. All in all, it was not that bad. There will never be a year just like this, and nothing will ever be able to erase the memories that were made here. Story by Lara Trahan. ,:'-A :i ff V,h, :1 1' .,1,- OW 7hef9wafMwUwz ere's Proof. Although we are all very different, we all compliment each other. We are not all Homecoming queens or MVP's, nor are we all Top Ten in our class. Our interests are different. That's what makes each of us unique. Sharing these differences brings us closer together as a family -the Nimitz family. Diversity makes our lives exciting, more interesting. We can come through the doors each morning knowing that this day will be like no other, past or future. Our moods, hair cuts, clothes, classes, attitudes and hair color are all in perpetual motion as we try to find our own statement of who and what we are. Some entertain us on the fields. Others contribute their talents through art, music or journalism. And some become a part of our lives by being themselves - being unique - Proven Individuality. S enior Shannon Kingen raises a ruckus at the Seniors' Beach Party pep rally. Planning and coor- dination among the class helped the seniors win the spirit stick for their fun in the sun. Ioe Salinas photo. Proven Individuality uf i 4 ', 4liffl,fffs ' of -zsjry , f- Q "i ,P 't ith their Pee Wee Herman pep rally theme the lun- ior class fights to beat senior dominance for the spirit stick, Iunior Leanne Pierson takes a couple of minutes to finish her Spanish assignment. Freshmen Chris Windham and Ieanie Bush stand up to be recognized at the officer election. At the Senior Aid concert, Clint Carter plays his solo. loe Salinas, An- drea Mandley, Kevin Carr photos. "1--i1"Z'5:ig523i'f3,g2 Q 'gbh M397 658: X ' fi: 11?-4" :ig fr ' 'N "4 ,',q Proven Individuality 60 Cassie Abel Lee Abshire Darby Adams Valerie Adler , Tim Alford Bridgette Allen Sam Allen 3La.n.A.ll.e.n Kenny Almanza Steven Alonzo Jody Anderson Scott Anderson Christy Andrews yMichael Angelo Alfred Antonetti Kelli Applegate Diego Aviles 'lvetie Aviles Wendy Bailey Lee Ann Baker Gilbert Banda Priscilla Barber Dee Barbosa Gary Bartunek 5 Rachel Batto Tony Benitez Tina Bennett Tonya Benshoof ' Brian Bernardo , Iames Bevers Tamera Black Vickie Black Courtney Blackwell Alan Blakel Wen 1 evlns Ioe Bourland Abel-Bourland I l '55 K, V no " S enior officers Wade Raper, David Mitchell and Ienny Suk chuckle their way down the road during the homecoming parade on a chilly Saturday morning. Steve Mashman photo. Let me tell you . . . 1 t With the diverse lifestyles of the officers, we come ug with many interesting ideas which ma es or a good class office. Senior Ienny Su F Frederick Bouton Todd Bowden Tamara Boyette lames Brinkley lacques Brooks Shirley Brown lames Burden Natalie Burdett Kirk Burgess leff Burkhart William Burkhart Dianna Burris Rags to Riches Officers regain lost time Attention all seniors: The senior class of '86 will hold its prom in the spectator gym due to lack of funds received in the past school years. The senior class ogficers apologize, but t ey did all they could do. Luckily, this state- ment was not read in the announcements or heard over the P.A. system, but it was a t ought in the mind of every conscious sen- ior. This lack of money would have saddened their hearts and put a sour taste memories senior year. On the senior president Wade Raper, vice resident David Mitchell, secre- tary Ienny Suk, and treasurer David Kim led the class to a wonderfully climactic on their of their contrar , year despite their terri- le start. "At the beginning of the year we only ad S2,000, but two months later we had almost doubled it mainly because the entire class really got in- volved," said Mitchell. T h e p r o g r e s s achieved this year for the senior class was in- credible. The officers and the class felt good about the year. "We had good sup- port from the rest of the class, and with that we achieved what we set out to do," said Raper. The slow climb to success took four years and it paid off at the end of that wonderful fourth year. The story of the 1986 senior class was trulgf one of rags to riches. tory by C ad Rueffer. Bouton-Burris 6 1 l 4 Don Danford Heath Daniels George De La Rosa Deanna Devine Rudy Diaz Ken Doll Iennifer Dorieller Bridgette Dozier Cammie Dunn Kelly Durham Craig Easley Kathryn Echols Karen Eckert Ioseph Edades Roshonda Edgar Leslie Egbert Dale Eitel Maria Elizondo While attending College Night at Irving High School, Senior Mark Coffman has his questions answered by an Army ROTC officer. In addition to the SATXACT, College Night helped prepare students for college. Shannon Woodson photo. Initial impressions SAT, ACT provide preview s most students slept off late night parties, a group of seniors awoke to spend possibly the four most important hours of their lives. During those four hours, the Scholastic Aptitude Test ISATJ or the American Col- legiate Test IACTJ tested students over college level concepts. The tests were used by most colleges as an en- rollment requirement. "As I entered the testing room I was wor- ried and scared be- cause l realized my test performance could determine my college choice and any scholarships I might receivef' Senior Deb- bie Hendrix said. After completing the test, students waited about six weeks for the results which most students thought was too long. Once a student received their scores they had the option to take either test again because the tests were administered several times during the year. Those who chose to retake either test decided to do so hop- ing that their scores would improve. By the time the late night party people awoke, a group of seniors worried about how they had per- formed. Story by Wen- dy Furguson Let me tell you . . . I was mildly disappointed, but I got what I realistically e x p e c t e d . Senior Debbie Hendrix. Danford Elizondo 6 3 64 "" A, R .ef ,. ' -"' JA Q 1' v . Q x . if I: , Let me tell you I think the term paper 1 m p ro v e s writing skills necessary for college, how ever, I don t tlunk a stu dent should a 1 he don t o wel Senior Deanna Devine kk? X Ax?-ji ff1.l'i Halen Ellis Christian Emmerson janet Eskew George Esquivel ' Christy Estes L Paul L. Evans, Paul W. Evans Tracy Evans Kevin .EQIBPSOU Deirdre Ficken Bryan Field Amy Fielding Paige Filbeck Tammy Flowers A Greg Ford Kim Foxx Robert Fry Karen Gammon Senior Steve Mashman puts the finishing touches on his term paper. Mashman wrote his term paper on the con- trast of 1985 and Brave New World. Mashman said, "l really don't mind doing term papers, but I do mind the research in- volved." Shannon Woodson photo. S enlors Rodney Witherspoon, Teresa Cavlness, and Charlene Tipton spend an afternoon working on their term papers. As Caviness reaches for a clean sheet of paper, Witherspoon selects a book to research and Tipton makes a correction on her outline. loe Salinas photo. 'D 'Q N., F' . Ellis-Gammon its DN ' ul ' pl , F .. rx 4 9 . . F 1 Y -.., -!'! 5 .X .0 ?--.1 mm all 'E' onendearing terms Seniors analyze British literature ust when she thought the year of superiority and freedom had arrived, her English teacher assigned the hardest assignment of twelve years of school - the senior term paper. During a six weeks perio , seniors prepared a preliminary outline, thesis, bibliography cards, note cards, rough drafts, and the final typed copy with footnotes. "I think we should have more time to complete the paper since we have to do it on our own time," Senior Amy Polous said. Besides the time period, other restric- tions also caused seniors to dread their term paper. "The main thing I don't like is that we are given very little classtime to work on the paper," Senior Heath Daniels said. Senior Annie Iohn disliked the stress that the term paper caused. "The paper counts so much and there are not always sources readily available to back up the thesis," Iohn said. Although seniors found many disadvan- tages to the term paper, they also found some advantages. "It increases your library skills," Polous said. "The paper allows you to be a critic and provides good ex- erience for college," Fohn said. "I think the term paper is a good way to im rove writing abiffties necessary for college, but I don't think it should fail a student for the six weeks," Senior Deanna Devine said. As she turned in the perfected copy of her term aper, she took a deelp Eireath and real- ize this paiper was like the hun reds she would complete for college. Story by Wen- dy Furguson. Holly Garcia Kathleene Garcia Ralph Gerling lennifer Garrison Steven George Larry Gomez ' Zeke Gonzales Efren Gonzalez Gilbert Granado David Graves Ieffrey Graves r Tammy Green Anita Griffin Brent Grinnell Elizabeth Grunewald Bernardita Guenca james Guenter Teena Guenther Garcia-nGuenther 6 5 Tammy Guynn lohn Hall Dennis Hammer Eric Hammond Andrew Hart Bryan Hart Cynthia Hatridge Timothy Head Kathryn Henderson Debbie Hendrix Ierry Hodges Chuck Holle Steven Horsey Delmar Howard Lisa Howard Bryan Hunt Angela Hurley Ienny Huron l...........l... . , 6' Senior Darrin Stevens jokes with the salesman about his cap size as he is having his head wrapped with a tape measure. There were many representatives from many col- leges and companies in the cafeteria selling things to seniors throughout the school year. 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He could often be seen at signgaintingparties and various other senior activities. Steve Mas man p oto. Q High and mi ht Seniors 8 enjoy year of a lifetime s they walked through the big blue doors on their last first day of school, they were flooded with memories of their first day as high school students. They remembered how enormous the school was and how crowded the halls seemed. As they scooted farther down the hall on front of the cafeteria they passed by a swarm of seniors that seemed to tower over them. The recalled how much they looked up to them and thought to themselves, "Gosh, those are seniors!" As the new seniors walked proudly through the halls of "their high school" they could feel those short people look- ing up at them, and each chuckled at what they were thinking. No doubt, being a senior was excellent. After all, how much fun, friend- ship, and privileges can one person handle? As the year flew by, the activities and good times seemed endless. It all kicked off with a six hour scavenger hunt and continued with the fifth quarter and the senior play. Their high school careers were rounded off with prom, gradua- tion, and eight glory- filled days in Hawaii. Finally, after saying their good-byes, every senior went his separate way with countless hap- py memories of his friends, Nimitz, and their senior year. Story by Melinda Iones. Let me tell you . . . I like being a senior because I 'm not a iunior anfvmore. Be- si es that, 'you can care ess what people think about you. Senior Tommy 0'Donnell. Being a senior is great because you can cut in the lunch line and noone stops Bo u . S e n i o r avid Kim. Seniors Darrin Kilsby, David Mitchell, Frank Griffith, Wade Raper, David Kim, Misty Rogers, and len- ny Suk take a break from swimming. These seniors took time out of their hectic summer schedules to go and see the sights in Oklahoma, Gary Schepf photo. Darren Nix Sang O Michelle Sheri Oakley Tommy O Donnell Cnstie Parrish Nix-Parrish 69 70 Teresa Parsons Donald Payne Ronald Perry Paul Pickett Igoy Pickett Robert ierce Karen Pinson Penny Podell Amy Polous jeff Power Diana Puente Rodney Puente The big drop W-12 will survive? M any worries were placed upon the already heavy shoulders of seniors as graduation got closer and closer. Most put up a big front when asked about col- lege. "I'm going to par- ty in college" was the remark most often said by- college-bound seniors. The question raised here is, "Can one keep up with all the hard work without feeling the pressure to party all the time?" To most, all college is about is artying. Senior Darrell, In ram devised a plan onghow he would handle the situation. "I've got it all planned out," said Ingram. "My first year I'm going to study, after that I will party." College doesn't last just one year, but get- ting past that first year, or even the first week of the first year, is the difficult part. Students going to major universities were the ones most worried about that first week. Donna Mason, who will be attending the University of Texas at Austin said, "I think college will be fun. I'm just a little worried about all the people, and whether I can han- dle the pressure put on by them to study." The thing seniors most anticipated about college was the massive herd of the op- posite sex. "I look forward to meeting all of the sophisticated, intellec- tual women in col- lege," said David Kim w o will be attending Southern Methodist University. Going to college is a big transition to be made after having seniority over Nimitz, but the transition will be fun for most. Story by David Mitchell. Parsons-Puente Let me tell you . . . I don 't feel that I am very prepared for college. Staying home on weekends is 4' going to be very hard, especially while all of my friends are out havin fun at all of the parties. It is 'going to ge a big change. Senior Darrin ilsby --wiki L ooking on, Senior Robyn Werberig waits for the college representative to finish talking to Senior Steve George. Meng student couples will be sp itting up after graduation, but som plan to go to college together. hannon Woodson photo. it I i n U , Wk L I From start to f1n1sh Friends spend last year together I t all began twelve years ago. Some very young, very curious first graders became acquain- tances, and as time went by these youngsters came to be the very best of friends. Many friendships started off perfectly right from the beginning. "I first met Paul lEvans1 while playing king of the mountain in first grade," Senior Troy Pickett said. "We've been best friends ever since." "I met Wade Raper because we got into a fight on the playground," said Senior Tammy Pain. "Later on we were on patrol together and we have been friends since then." Now, after twelve years of sharing the laughter and pain of their child- hood and teenage years, it leannie Skelton Kimberly Smith Teresa Smith Stacy Smythe Hector Solis Stacey Stagg Connie Stancil Alice Stanley Daren Stevens Kerry Street Steve Sturdevant lenny Suk Stacey Sullivan Carey Sumrall Karen Sutherland Alanna Sutton Dana Sweeney Cindy Tamayo was time to say good-bye. After the last diploma had been handed out and the closing prayer at the graduation ceremony was given, these life long friends held on to each other, realizing they would no longer be together like they had been in the past years. "Saying good-bye to all my friends is the hardest thing I've ever had to do," Senior Paula McRae said. "Gosh, l still remember back when David lMit- chelll brought his drum set for show and tell," said Senior Wade Raper. "Saying good-bye to him will be tough." Graduation night was the last time this Senior class would be together as a whole, for from here on there would be some- one missing. Story by Melinda Iones. P' - .g Q ,Z , 1, , , tv is ,l v. Al i'h VN . ' . m 4 . v' "?,,as4z.., , ff , , ,L , 'N-+ 1'f V' W in . ies' ' . 'Q' 3g 3 legit pls Let me tell you . . . I never really thought about it, b u t s a y i n g go o d - bye to aul lEvans1 is going to be pret- ty hard to ac- c e p t. S e n i o r Troy Pickett r"""" if , it ,rf ...age 7 2 Skelton-Tanrayo l 'fa lf .IW 1 ro .' 05174 :Q W? ' 4? J-cg if 5 2 il :Q , x'A4 , ' i 4, M vi 5 ,. l Q22 5 Seniors Steve Mordecai and Scott Hunt browse through some old Valhalla earbooks in their free time. These two have been best friends for many years, and they could be seen doin thing: together. Both are active mem ers of the marching band. elinda Iones photo. Seniors Gary Miller, Angie Carty, David Mitchell, and Darrell Ingram have all been good friends since grade school. Miller. Carty, Mitchell, and Ingram could often be seen eating lunch together or simply shooting the breeze. Ioe Salinas photo. lulia Taylor Lisa Terrell Ianet Thiele Iulie Thompson Charles Tillman Michael Tobin Robbin Tubbs Tonya Tucker Deanna Uzzle Maria Valenzuela Sotero Vasquez Britt Vaughan Rachel Veliz Iamie Victory Tony Waldroup Allen Walker Robbi Walker Chas Wallace Taylor-Wallace 7 3 74 S enior Kirk Seace is participating in the "Beach Day" ep rally in a Hawaiian outfit along with many others in the Senior class section. Seniors yell at the top of their lungs and try to out yell their under- classmen and hold in their possession the spirit stick. teve Mashmanp oto. Although dressing up seemed rather extreme to the underclassmen and teachers, the seniors did not think so. Seniors Tamra Lyons. Priscilla Barber, and Lisa lerpi are just three out of the many seniors that liked to display their en- thusiiasm for tge senior class atte irate a e ra. john Mllwry phollo.P P y Let me tell you . . . I enjoy the pep rallies, but I don't get all that involved as the other seniors do. It seems to be more class competition, and I always thou ht that pe rallies were for the s irit o our SCIIDOII Senior Elizabeth Iosep 1, Am S xf r - 'tl Us it I K i f . Q f ,ll ,ff 5 , , A . I L I VR if Senior Pep Rallies Seen-Yurs! Seen-Yurs! Seniors yell for spirit As beach balls bubbled off heads, a rainbow um- brella shaded a flock of zinc-oxided noses. Seniors sported leis and Hawaiian shirts to carry out the beach party theme. Many other themes were used through- out the football season, such as pirate day, royalty day, blue and gray day, bathrobe day and Christmas in October. The themes added the extra punch that has always filled the senior section. "I was really sur- prised at all the off- the-wall themes seniors came up with, but I really liked it when we kept the themes a secret. The underclassmen didn't know what to ex- pect," said Senior Daniel Nix. Throughout the years of high school students wait the chance to participate in the festive activity in the senior section. The freshman class was unfamiliar with the attitude in the air during the pep rallies. "I was surprised at how the seniors led the spirit at the pep rallies and set good examples of how the spirit at school should be shown," said Freshman Shonda Prye. "The seniors show what loving your school is all about. I can't wait to show my spirit as a senior." As students move up in grades they get closer to the long awaited chance to show their en- thusiasm. Gaining the confidence to par- ticipate and act a lit- tle more spirited came with seniority. Senior year meant the chance to act wild and crazy and enjoy it. There are some seniors that feel the pep rallies are a little out of hand, that they are not centered on what they should be as Elizabeth Ioseph said, "I enjoy the pep rallies, but I don't get all that involved as the other seniors do. It seems to be more class competition, and I always thought that pep rallies were for the spirit of our school." Whether or not it is class competition or spirit for the whole school, the seniors set the pace for the fall and a standard for classes that follow. Story by Shannan Long. Senior Tim Alfred shows his enthusiasm b participating in the pirate day pe rally. Every week the seniors got together and planned, a new'theme day h t d bl nd ra da bathrobe da and suc as roya y ay, ue a g y y, y, Christmas in October, and pirate day. These surprising themes would come as a s ock to the underclassmen. lohn Mowry photo. f NN.- R.. V-J Stephen Walter Shannon Warren Ionathan Watkins Dorinda Weaver Steward Wenino Q4- Robyn Werberig Vickie Wesley Robin Wesson William Whitten Howard Wilkerson lohn Williams Tiffany Williams I0hn Willms X Tamyra Wilsey Stephanie Wilson Elizabeth Winn Rodney Witherspoon Michael Wolfe Iason Wright David Young Michael Young Shannon Zimlich Vincent Zost A Y ix?-l -' . 4-, ns--. y Q, 'w-.qhxmhm c ' ' I . 58 , ie Walter-Zost 7 5 It's not just the mone that matters Leaders spread unity among classes and lift spirit schoolwide C lass officers had a lot of res on- sibilities cplacer? on their shoul ers as they worked hard all year for their class to have fun, raise money, and be unified. The underclassman officers raised money in many ways. They had car washes, cand sales, dances, and many other regular fund raisers. "I am very pleased with the way our class is financially," So ho- more president Rtatt Cartwright said. "Right now I'm just a little worried about our spirit." While one watched a pep rally, there seemed to be a big em- phasis placed on class spirit. The officers were.the ones who got the spirit going with ideas such as the "Yell Raisers," a bunch of juniors who seemed to get veryl spirited after osing t e first couple of pep' rallies to the seniors. But spirit was not only winning pep rallies. S irit was the feeling ofl being a part of the class you were in. "We are trying to create more spirit as a celebration of being sophomores," sai secretary Sonja Piper, "not just to win a e rally during football season." The officers also organized many ac- tivities for the classes such as class picnics, football or softball matches against other classes, or going out to eat or to a midnight movie. "Our class picnic was really fun," said junior vice president Stephanie Mashman. "It was a great way to start the year." The sponsors were a big help to the officers in organizing activities and coaching the fund raisers. Through their help their relation- ships grew, and they became more of a family. "The officers worked well together and very hard. They all had good ideas,' junior sponsor Dottie Rambo said. Prom was a long way off to most under- classmen, and the of- ficers didn't seem to be very worried about it. doing ver? well, and by the en of this year we should have S7,000," said Cart- wright early in the year. "We will have a great prom." "We're a good class with lots of unique people," Piper stated. "Soon we will unite together as one instead of many." Once the year was off to a good start, the fundraisers and special events were greeted w i t h a h e a r t y welcome. Getting in- volved in what the school had to offer was often the ticket to mak- ing the sometimes long sc ool days less hectic. "Being the freshman class vice cfmresident really helpe me too get into the flow of igh school things. I want to help my class get through their high school years as smoothly and as far as they can," said Freshman Lance Yuzbick. Class unitlv and spirit were w at the underclassman officers wanted to achieve, and by the end of the year they had. Story by V is i l - . v 1 . S s , 5: e wg s Let me I. tell you Piper. I en oy taking on t e respon siblht of bemg an o icer lt- volved Sopho t m o re M a t t Cartwright p Q . 's fun seeing peo- . ple getting in- .I5 Q 4 "I feel that we are David Mitchell. . , xr . ,fsrjx 1 Tig 'S yr' P I ...t.-.fr lf unior officers Stephanie Mashman. Dorie Brady, Melissa Power, and Didi Sawyer make a slign to place on the side of their convertible to represent themselves in the omecomingiparade. The officers took a big part in the homecoming festivities along wit the rest of the class. Steve Mashman photo. 7 6 Underclass Officers Sopholora clue President Matt Cartwright koala out ea a janitorial mission to clean up a mess made by a fellow member of the sophomore class during a sifn painting party. Whenever Cartwright was seen, he was usual y on an errand for the Sophomore class. His hardworking attitude was respected by his peers. David Mitchell photo. i . 45'-t 4,6 Q. V38 4.-in tm.. The junior clue officers are President Didi Sawyer, Vice President Stephanie Mashman, Treasurer Melissa Power, ind SOCl'0ll!'y I191il.Btldy. Candy Slilte photo. 1 E ..? The Sophomore clan officers are President Matt Cart- wright, Vice-President Dee Busy. Treasurer lean Iones, and Secretary Sonia Piper. Curly Smilio photo. ' class odieen are President Corey Knott, La ce Yuzbic , Treasurer Shawn tary eather Garrison. Candy .ir l 'U' 'it A.. - , V "7 w rw.- pw. -.,.,,,,, Mikuuuwsussb-4s-.,w we .un--an-v ,..-r- --M rung. . ,,.,. if J' V '5 .5 . i iii 1 - Pe. "'ffe '-- If-'Q' igi-3 , 'Q. 'JJ' Y' ,,..rw Wi. ,... "e-W.- -w,w,.. . ,mlif 1 .A . ,if ',' fflfif I if af'- W orking hard to beat the Seniors, Iunior class president Didi Sawyer puts forth her best efforts on a sign to decorate the gym with for the coming pep-rally. The Seniors won the first two pep- rallies, but through the efforts of the Iunior officers, the Iuniors came alive to compete with the Seniors. David Mit- chell photo. Sonia Piper, Sophomore class Secretary, prepares for the next pep-rally in her striving for class spirit. Her goal was finally achieved dur- ing the last pep-rally of the season as the Sophomores walked away with the spirit stick. Sonja not only wanted spirit for the class at the pep rallies, but for the class as a whole. David Mitchell photo. Officers 7 7 Cynthia Abercrombie U ll Giji Abraham 1091 Tracy Abshire 1101 Anna Abutin 1101 Reynaldo Abutin 1091 Alberto Acosta 1091 Rita Acosta 11 11 I Bryan Adams 1091 David Adams 1091 lason Adams 1091 Pam Adams 1091 Wendy Adams 1091 Eric Adler 1101 l l Nohemi Aguirre 1111 Rachel Aguirre 1111 Ruth Aguirre 1091 . Selena Alanizr,1091 Ton a Aldrid e 1091 Kevin Alexander 1091 Renee Alexander 1101 - . ate?-' ii mf? Q. We Q1 1 r K v , .X , f.. x3l..,'. 1 I Terri Alford 1091 Lisa Allen 1101 Mark Allen 1111 Michael Allen 1091 Peter Allen 1111 Melissa Alley 1111 V ic le Allred 1091 N , Daniel Almanza 1091 I Toni Almanza 1091 - A 1 Richard Alsip1111 ' . .7 we 1 "' Tina Alspaugh 1101 Q ' , Adela Alvarado 1111 ' , 4 " ' , A ,A Iocelyn Alvarado 1091 X , Aundrea Alvis1091 ' ' f' 1' ' mfg. 0 ' 'd nce you step 1ns1 e . . . 1 Fish feel first day pressure The first day of high school was so dif- ferent. The school was much larger and the classes were tougher. Freshmen had to group quickly. . Miany- freshmen started off on the wrong foot like Bryan Rivers. "I was late on the first day of school. The day, needless to say, turned out to be reallylfun and a lot bet- ter t an I expected," he said. -Most freshmen were late to their classes because of the lack of knowledge of the school. "Nimitz was so big that I got lost dur- ing every passing pleriodf' said Linner mson. From junior high school to high school things ha really 1 changed. The rules were still about the same, but the teachers were so unusual and the work was harder. April Threlfall was surprised. "I didn't think high school was going to be that dif- erent," she said. "The study habits were more difficult, and it is really up to us to do the work." Now junior high rivalries from Bowie and Lamar no longer 7 8 Abercrombie-Alvis existed. They had to stand together to pro- tect themselves as freshmen. "The rivalries be- tween hi schools are so muc more in- volved and rougher comlpared to junior hig ," said Tim Simpkins. As they glo through the rest of t eir school years, their first day of igh school will never be the same as it was when they started out as freshmen. Story by Shannan Long. Y fu "xr QQQH Fmhmm Rudolph ilemaadn tries to be very sneaky within quick piece of candy to hold him over until it's time to eat at lunch. Shannan Long photo. Freshmen jason Bealls, Caroline Dwyer, Vanessa Baker, and Yolanda Banda all cram for last minute studying before a test in lane Moses' 2nd period history class. Steve Mashman photo. v X 1 fr :t E23 x S f I W N if 5 ,Y 61 V- if 'X 4 l 1. 'N 'K f in 1:-r 'X fl A '17 ol l AA 11? 1 . nw ' uf 0 , , i 4, . V ' ' 15 gf, Q L f , A L' ' s, x 1 t .. Q, , x uk lf- 'A A. ' f '., f- I fu .-.-W ---, I 4- I , ' -.E-s.. , Y - , . N, . f ff ew f , .ne Aww 'gs Q ll 5 f 1 '. 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" at 4' Dion Ancheta U11 jennifer Anderson 1091 Nikki Anderson 1111 Ionathan Andron 1133-1 Adrian Anguiano1101 Kelly Antuna1101 Damon Armstrong 1101 Cass Arnett 1091 Chris Arnold 1111 Deirdre Arnold 1091 Kelly Arnold 1111 Mike Arnold 1091 Amy Ashley 1091 Tanya Ashley 1111 + lean Astie 1101 Diane Atkinson U01 Steve Attaway 1091 Don Austin 1091 Glen Austin 1091 Randy Austin 1091 Aretha Aviles1111 Israel Aviles 1101 Iohn Avrett 1091 Craig Bailey 1111 Dana Bailey 1101 Donna Bailey 1101 Valerie Bailey 1091 Amy Baker 1111 Dana Baker 1111 Kim Baker 1091 Vanessa Baker 1091 m Michelle Bakkedahl111 Mary Bales 1091 Let me tell you I dzdn t thmlc gomg to be that drjferent, but the study habzts were more dlffrcult and 1t rs really up to us to do the work Freshman April Threlfall high school was J Bales 7 9 W h e n I g e t grounded I ta Ic to my parents and then they'II Iet me off Iumor Renita ' Let me tell you . . . Harris of ' .bn-t Let me tell you . . . Gettin grounded is one ofgl e stupidest things. Sophomore Tamara McPeters Let me tell you I I bring home a ailing grade I am rounded till I ng it Sophomore Ke ly Barker N LM, .. . HI f Let me tell you . . . Kathryn McVay Getting grounded is zroba Iy the worst ind of punish- I ent! Iunior A sf!" fe, Leash on life Handling the freedom, can you do it? As we pulled into the driveway, the headlights reflected two familiar objects . . . M 0 m a n d D a d . Thoughts ran through my head about what excuse I should use and which one always seemed to work best. The next thought was "Should I face up to my parents or should I run for my life?", but of course, I picked the wrong oneg I stayed. As I stepped from the car, I dprayed that they woul let this one pass. It wasn't that big a deal, but that wasn't what they thought. I got the third degree. It was awful. Besides being ground- ed until. the en of my senior year or my life, which ever came first, everything I had ever treasured in my life was taken away: the car keys, the phone, the 'I1.V., and visitors. The only thin that I was allowed to do was go to school. I decided I would outsmart my parents by 'oining every club and extra- curricular activity that the school had to offer. Smart thinkin', huh? My parents were one step ahead of meg they'd alreadg' signed me up for a us pass. They were actually go- ing to make me ride the bus! This was all too awful to believe. All this was happenings S to me -sweet little, in- nocent- me. This was really the end of my life. I The first two weeks were absolutely terri- ble. I actually looked forward to going Ito school every morning. 'W' ,.,,qi,,,, dmv, s ' A Vi . QR' f . A511 as-ia, , if I Q arf: xi. . ir I If I I 'ie n lsifw Y f I . ww -if We-I . W .. xg.. t. I I , - . 4' -.sx.....al.fm..ma.....-.u.......i:z:B-xQ.s.l.1f1f'l--. V - . . Q - , , . t grounded for having guys over when my mother is not Now that's a first. I was reallya down and out about all that had happened, and my parents inally realized that I had Paid for my mistake. I t sure did take them long enoughlj. D ' Now everything is going glreat. iNever again wil I do what I gida I paid the price the ar way. If this story rings a bell, than you, know how it feels to be con- fined to Mom and Dad, Living it up canlbe really ginduntgyou get roun- ei. 'S ter a svhile, you learn hows to maneuver your pagentls intolletgng you o t ee -oo I, ut sometimes you have to pay the price by doing the time. Story yLara Trahan. . y s M .. -' t-'NU"'f - - iv A A 3X ,fzrifi Q' .i I 1f"5?t,s'i 1 I I - af 'I' if ' 1 sp - L cf-if, ' .3-j 21 J t n w- 1. . 1 v f t .i1'2esr: I fE"'baQ."i 2 . ,E if: , o homore Cherie Prothro I hhme. Sometimes I et grounded when I et caught ski Ssffs at home bored, while ping school," said Fres man Monica Gwin. shannon W - grounded. 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' Dwayne Ballard 1091 Danny Banda 1091 Francis Banda 1111 Iesse Banda 1091 Robert Banda 1091 Teresa Banda 1101 Cheryl Banks 1111 Nancy Barbosa 1101 Donna Barbour 1111 Albert Barboza 1091 Kelly Barker 1101 Iason Barnes 1091 Heather Barnett 1091 Ruben Barrientos1101 Veronica Barrient0s1101 Brian Barron 1111 Michael Barron 1091 Yolanda Barron 1101 Teresa Bass 1091 Sam Bassett 1091 Candice Bates 1091 Diann Bates 1111 Nathan Batto 1101 Monae Baty 1091 Cathy Bauer 1101 Steven Baxley 1101 Tom Baxter 1101 Iason Beals 1091 Boomer Bean 1101 Todd Bean 1101 Michael Beard 1101 Tracey Beard 1111 Michelle Beavers 1091 Kenneth Beavers 1101 Sandra Becerra1101 Marshall Benavides 1091 Angie Benavides1091 Derek Bennett 1111 Kimberly Bennett 1101 Ricky Bennett 1101 Emily Benson 1111 Lyle Benton 1111 Craig Bernardo 1101 Karen Berry 1101 David Betzold1091 Chris Beavers 1091 Sarah Beyne 1091 Iason Black 1101 Susan Black 1101 Roger Blackwell 1091 Kaelyn Blankenship 1111 Dwayne Bledsoe 1091 Corry Blount 1101 Bobby Bolin1091 Dana Booker 1101 Qngela Boone 10 Kelly Boone 1091 Russell Boone 1091 Darlene Borders 1091 Donald Boren1091 Kerry Bosworth 1101 Brian Bouton1101 Stephanie Bowman 1101 Ballard-Bowman 8 1 Carrie Boysen 1091 .Dorie Braddy 1111 Alan Bradford 1091 Lfnneaflmgqy 1101 Iames Bratton 11 11 Rebecca Bretton 1091 'U 5 Iennifer Brazeale 1091 Deborah Brazier 1101 Misty Brazier 11 11 Kim Brem 1101 Mike Brenner 1101 Iohn Brewster 11 11 Rhonda Brewster 11 11 Wayne Brewton 1101 t - if W y 1 .1 i ,xl I 5 Y ,f 1, ,, .ni ,, Y. 1 ' Nt 1 ,ea 'T f - , My 4-. so it V W EY' 3.3 oi , 5 A fe ,QT 'E -i 5 5' A 0 4 W J , -5, if 15 , if L . A 62" it ', ' is fi!! -ta Bernie Brianoqosl V' ii loyce Brians 1101 .l.f.H1llBl1l-Gllillll 1111 Chris Brick 1091 Christy Bridges 1101 Alicia Bridwell 1101 Doug Bridwell 1101 Douglas Britton 11 11 Cindy Brobst 1101 Tommy Brock 1101 B-ELBMQLI l09l Matthew Broo s 1101 Tracey Broom 1091 Cynthia Brown 1091 Donna Brown 1101 Kelly Brown 1111 Kelvin Brown 1101 Michelle Browning 1111 Chris Bryan 1101 Kristi Bryant 1091 Qhane Byant 1091 5- ', , f. ,. ,M V ,lf 1'T3'v? . ft eg 1 . i X .U er 'hm Time will pass, S tudents who found the monotonous classroom routine a lit- tle unbearable slept, doodled, did home- work fromwother classes, daydreamed, bittheir nails, watched the clock or concen- trated on their plans for the evening. When cau t, however, they suf ered the conse- quences. 1 Teachers- used various methods to make sure students stayed alert Qin class. They did this by con- stantly asking ques- tions throughout lec- tures. This worked will you? fairly well because students were aware that their turn to answer a question could come up at any time and knowing something about what was going on in a class discussion was better than being totally lost. Despite how a stu- dent c ose to spend his time in class, it seemed that time slowly crept by when a pop quiz or special event was to take place. However, when a major test with a hundred questions and two essays was given time seemed to 8 2 Boysen-Bryant fly by. "It's funny when I am in a class l like time goes fast, but when l am in a class I don't like time goes slow," said Senior Iamie Victory. Regardless of the slow movement of time and the conse- quences of not listen- ing in class, most students grinned and bore it or took their chances. Five for ten minutes of sleep or cramming for a major test was essential at times. 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V x ir Xxx Tl 5 Rad l "Vi is - 1 A 1 3 5 i t 1 ,,. 1 QE, gi 'R i -eq , NL.. 1, ff' 1 ,I 1 fx ' ' V I Christopher Bryson 1091 Cedric Buard1091 Chris Buck 1101 Robin Buckelew1091 Lee Buckner 1091 Iohnny Bugarin1111 Laurie Burden 1091 Stephanie Burgess 1101 Rodney Burghard 1111 Ianet Burkham 1091 Ion Burkhart 1111 Paul Burnett 1101 Donna Burns1111 Larry Burns 1091 Gary Burris 1101 Robert Burris 1101 April Burton 1091 Carrie Burton 1111 Dan Burzynski1111 Ieannie Bush 1091 Rebecca Bush 1111 Dioana Bussey1101 Marti Bussey 1091 Benjamin Bustos'1101 Angela Butler 1111 Walter Butler 1111 Rodney Byers 1111 Doris Caldera 1101 Mike Calvin 1091 P'ete Campa 1091 Reynette Campa1091 1aime Canales 1101 Carlita Cangemi 1111 1eff Cantrell 1091 Cesario Cantu 1111 lmior Sherry Ransom solves a y-intercept problem from her homework assignment as teacher Greg Jackson supervises her pro- ess. Having students work problems on the Ecard was another way teachers tried to keep 33 student's attention. Chad Windham 080. Senior Steve Betterton tries to keen his eyes open as he attempts to finis his physical science worksheet. "I would rather go out with my friends than stay home and get a good night's sleplpf' he said. As a result etterton often took e opportunity to sleep in class. Erikalyn Ellis photo. Bryson-Cantu 8 3 Francisca Cantu 1091 Mario Cantu 1091 Raul Cantu 1111 Tessa Capell 1091 Lisa Capetillo1101 Melissa Cappel11111 Oscar Careaga1091 Steven Cargile1101 Sonoia Carlson 1111 Susan Carlton 1091 Ray Carmack 1101 Keith Carpenter 1101 Ebony Carr 1091 Kevin Carr 1101 Stephanie Carr 1101 Ricky Carrasco1101 Rosemary Carrasco 1091 Bryan Carriere 1091 Roger Carson 1091 Tony Carter 1091 Matt Cartwright 1101 Raymond Cartwright 1091 Stacie Cashman 1101 Frank Castaneda1101 Eddie Casteel1101 Ioey Castillo 1111 Michael Castillo 1091 William Castillo 1101 109J Larry Causey1091 Christina Chacchia1101 Kathy Chambers 1091 Gregory Charlton 1111 Ricki Chase 1091 Shane Chastain 1101 Elizabeth Chavez 1101 Stephanie Chennell1111 Lisa Chesser1101 Iin Choi 1091 lin-Hee Choi 1101 Y un Hee i 1091 Pau 0uff6lt1111 Dean Chrestman 1091 Iackie Christopherson 109l Paul Chung 1091 Todd Cisse1l1111 Brett Clark 1111 Broude Clark 1091 Bobby Clay 1091 Iames Clem 1091 Debbie Clements 1111 Ion Cleveland 1091 Tonya Clifton 1101 Sam Cline 1111 Iason Coan1101 Wendye Cobb 1091 Robert Cochrane 1111 Iennifer Cockerham 1091 Stacy Coe 1091 Ricky Coffey 1111 Udene Coffey 1091 Deborah Coffman 111 Cheryl Coker 1111 5? 2 ,t.,!,, v 1 2 at 1 f. W! 'WL 1' 11 'in naw -,Q - ffm 1 ' U X x 5 a at 6 ,Q 'I-av s. s v V "aim fs'-X151 4 av " 0 '13 S'-LTI' -B? I fk, 'l MXN 1 Y 1' an rx TTU D .ti , f Nav' y X qv I I , Ra , A 43 W !l 8 4 Cantu-Coker that 4' 0 2, 46 wi' XX',i,l,,.:Q.q 1,, ,t1 . , 1 E ami i I I symbolize my 'Q unior Tracey Beard, along with other students at Nimitz High, selects the style of her senior ring. This I 4 was done by many juniors in f preparation for t eir senior year. Candy Smilie photo. C " 4 5 U I I H . f 1 1 X I ' I Let me tell you . . . I wanted a senior ring to twelve years of I education, in- cluding these a t N im i tz . , Iunior Bertha ,fs 'rg "If I . Sn 'ix 'Nr -it Ring first step to Seniorhood Class rings date from Ancient Egypt, B.C. to Nimitz High 85 Villareal Yi L "v 'l Arepresentative from Balfour helps junior Sheila Rice make the final decisions on her 1987 class ring. Rice, like many other students, found it hard to choose the details on the rmg. After some time, Rice decided on her own ori 'nal combination of a sapphire, the words Nimitz High Schlool, and the year 1987. Ioe Salinas photo. S o many choices on such a little ring: colors, stones, classes, initials, diamonds, sizes, and designs. The possibilities now of having a senior ring like any other is prob- ably one in a hundred. In the past years, schools and univer- sities around the coun- try voted on one style of a senior ring that all graduates would wear. But, like everything else in the world, this changed and senior rings keep changing. In the early 1900's the class ring evolved and took the place of the class pin. The first class rings were crude and consisted of a shank with the symbol of the old class pin at- tached to the top of the ring. These early rings became so popular that manufacturers refined their techniques to add to the rings' populari- ty. Stones were added and more intricate dies were cast permitting much more detailed work on the rings. "My mother bought my class ring for me for Christmas. It cost S150. The ring has my name on one side and Cosmetology on the other," Iunior Sheryl Hill said. However, other students had difficulty in finding ways to pay for their ring. While a student, history teacher Carol Pier, worked at 35 cents an hour babysitting to earn the S17 needed to pay for her senior ring. Pier said, "I was so ex- cited the day I picked up my ring from school. I wore it all the way home waiting to show my mother. As I rushed to the house, it got caught in the front d o o r a n d w a s demolished. I never wore the ring again but l cherish it because of the memories." Alan Shepard, America's first man in space, also cherishes his ring. Since the only per- sonal possession he took along on his historic flight was his ring from the U.S. Naval Academy, it served as a good luck charm. At the end of each year, the seniors at Nimitz High School pass over their position to the juniors. This ceremony is called "Senior Preview," meaning a special way to say good-bye. As the seniors ap- proach, their rings are turned so that the in- scription is readable only to them. After all have passed through the arclhvay, they will turn their rings so that the inscription is readable to everyone, signifying to all that they have successfully completed those re- quirements, obliga- tions, and respon- sibilities necessary for high school gradua- tion. Story by Lynda Kain. What you hate most about the opposite sex . . . Girls hate . . . guys think they're too fine for their skin! Ms. Katie Rawlinson . . . my ex-boyfriend goes out with my best friend! Senior Angie Carty . , . they think they are always right, just because they're men. Ms. Carol Pier . . . they brag on their cars! Sophomore Claudia Donaldson guys walk funny because their jeans are too tight. Freshman Vickie Wesley Guys hate . . . girls make my plans for me. ' ' Senior Sotero Vasquez . . . girls put their makeup on over and over again in the same class! 'Sophomore Shane Chastaire . .. girls are too emotional! Iunior Cory VanVolkenburg girls talk in 'little kid' voices and think they are so cute. Freshman Daniel Lamaza it when . .. men think a car, stereo, or money can substitute for a personality! Ms. Carrie Skeen my date looks at other girls! Senior Linda Rounsaville . . . they strut! Sophomore Stacy Hayes . . . I hear a guy use the same lines on different girls. Senior Shannon Zimlich guys pick on me and think that I love every minute of it! Senior Bridget Doser it when . . . girls I know don't talk to me! Senior Billy Ray . . . girls try to push me into serious rela- tionships. Coach Iohn Kras . . . girls purposely stick out their hips when they walk. lunior Fronz Dennis . . . girls make a point of being late, all the time! Vice-Principal Bill Althoff Cangemi 've their full attention to lunior Matt Hafer dur- I uoiors Kate Vitasek, Carletta Cangemi, and Senior Shelly ing their lunc period. Hafer said, "l hate it when l am talking to a girl and she looks at other guys that walk by." Ioe Salinas photo. 8 6 Opposite Sex Although Sophomore Dana Hood and Senior ohn Romo have been dltill for over lyur, they ldmlt- , that t ey sometimes get on each othe nerv . rea like Dana but itbothers me when she messes! up my rear view mirror in my car to put her makeup on." said Rome. loc Salinas photo. . ,, ' i , Let me tell you . . . t t One thing that guys do that really gets i f on my nerves is when I am talking to one and he says 'man' after every other word. Freshman Amy Ford . 'Bw ll Let me tell you . . . Although they all bother me, the ones that bother me the most are the ones who don't have the guts to talk about a uy until he is gone. Senior Bobby astings is 15 4 ,. ...lf -yi . 1 .ij A 1 ffiiy, ' wf- 45 1-A-XX. 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'fl f K x wsu "Step out of the car slowly, please . . ." ,-V .. x ci, . , a..p. I K-T 1 fix- I I ' 1 All I Letme I tellyou . . . I Handling my ticket was easy c o m 5 a r e d to In a n I i n g m y parents. Sopho- more Erin Daniels I The mean, old judge gave a stern look and barked, "How do you plead?" The young speeder muttered, "Guilty, but I would like to take defensive driving, if at alilpossible, sir." he situation was dramatized, of course, but the scene was very real to many students. "I got a ticket for running a stop sign," confessed Iunior Tong Young, "and althoug the policeman was kind of rude, ,I got off easy because the judge let me take defensive driving." The defensive driv- ing course was a popular alternative to avoid a ticket and in- surance rate increase. Although the course did compensate for a ticket, it often ruined a perfectly good Saturday. "I thought taking the defensive driving course would be the easy way out of my ticket, and I guess in the long run it was, but it sure was boring," said Junior Nick Elizon o. Facing the iudge's sentence was some- times more comforting to students than facing their parents' pun- ishments. "I was in a hurry to get to school, when a policeman pulled me over," admitted Sophomore Erin Daniels, "but handling the ticket was easy compared to handling my parents when they found out." Whatever the cause or effect of getting a ticket, :young offen ers learne their lesson one waxy or another. Han ling tickets, judges, fines and parents, convinced many students to stay free of the grass of the long arm of t e law. Story by Ernie Cote. C 6 ay l see your driver's M license" was a state- ment that gave most high school students butterflies. Sophomore Stacye Hayes tries to explain her way out of a iam that was common to man? students. Candy Smilephoto. Let me I tellyou. .. I got off easy because the judge let me I take defensive l driviv. 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In Y A 1A,11. 45,1 1ohnkGeai1101 'Z X ,MN :A 1 U ,X ,K Mar Gi ert 1091 A l Emergency Lefmefeityw. .. 3 Nurses to the rescue . l 1 1' -' Our busiest times in the day are 2nd, DAILY CLINIC REGISTER A at 6' 3rd, and 5th periods. But today we had I ft an overloading 28 students, before 2221 1 11:30 Singe my aid, ling: Ajix, on- 8:15 Cafeteria em loyee dropped pan of -X.-t' A y,w0r S wo a-Vs a wee, ' 'S ef' me ice on head: aeeding , v with a lot of work. Rose Villareal RN 9:10 Student needed change of clothesg had broken zipper 10:15 lanitor had seizure in courtyard: paramedics arrived 11:23 Student had stri of plastic in back of throat: was taken to hospital 12:30 Right ankle 1inside of foot1 hurt 1:15 Neck hurt in collar 1wanted to go homel 2:10 Student vomitingg went home In addition there were: 2 needs to rest the paramedics had 2 check to come out twice temferatures within one hour!" 5 ta e medication Villareal said. 3 ice packs Being from Irving 6 stomach aches Fire Department, 1 allergies Earamedics, Phil 2 red eyes iddle and Kyle 2 needed bandaid Rohr commented, "This was a day to Rose Villareal, R. remember." They 'f 1 1 N. admitted that this told that they're 1 1 Q 1 1 4 L was an out-of-the- usually called to f 1' - ordi nary day. schools once every " 1 ' A 1 ..A1ong Wlth the thrice months, never Nurse, Rose Villareal calls a parent and stomechaches to bein tired. Most 'l'lead3Ch6, SIOmaCl'l lWlC8 ln 0I16 day. informing them of a student's "want- students are asked if they think they can ache' d0n't feel good Sim-y by Lynda Kain' ing to go home." During a regular day, the stay in school, otherwise they are sent sort of problems', clinic assists up to 40 students. The! com- home. Steve Mashman photo. plain about anything from hea aches I Let me tell you . . . I can't live without a Piz- I zazz Pizza from Taco Bell because it outdoes mkv mom's coo - ing any time! Iunior Kelly Arnold Snack Attack The unstoppable craving magine waiting in a long line at lack in t e Box, tagping the car window to agle 97, that triple cheeseburger loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and dripping with ketchup iust waiting around the corner. Students eat at man different fast food restaurants. Everyone had their own favorite order they just could not do without. "I need a chocolate milkshake and fries from McDonald's to keep me going," said Soghomora handa Do lyanski. T e average student spent around S20 a week on Junk food. Many stu ents blew more money in the drive-thru window than anywhere else each week. "I hate to eat food that's good for me, so I spend around S25 a week on junk food," said Sophomore Dana Bailey. Parents don't always agree with their chil 's eating habits because there is usually food at home. But students could not resist that Big Mac around the corner. That big, juicy cheeseburger tops al the complaints from mom. It's worth all the extra money spent for that craved taste called gmk food. Story by ana Pyfer. McDonald s . Taco Bell . Arby s 4. Sonic 5. Grandy's 9 10 . Burger King Wendy s . lack 1n the Box . Pizza Inn . Whataburger Survey proves Mickey D's number 1 1. ' 6 ' 2 7. ' 3 ' 8 ' Christopher Gill 1091 Iames Gill 1101 Robbie Gilreath 11 11 Douglas Gipson 1091 Sandra Givan1091 Connie Glennon 1101 10l w , if J bus- 1 Victor Godina 1111 Tiger Golden 1091 Resha Goldman 1091 Chris Gomez 1091 David Gomez 1091 Diana Gomez 1101 George Gomez 1091 Lovera Gomez 1091 Michelle Gomez 1091 Samaniego Gomez 1101 Barbie Gonzales 1091 Gabriela Gonzales 1091 Lupe Gonzales 1101 Rene Gonzales 1101 sry? . Freshman Chris Windham goes to loin his friends at their table in lack in the Box. Windham said, "I need that Bacon Cheeseburger to dazzle my tastehuds and fill my stomach." Fast food restaurants are a ways a place where students meet friends while satissying their craving for a hamburger, taco. or pizza. Chad Win ham photo. gag t gt-1 1 1-3, YI 1 r er- 1 1333 'f fs, X I e ' KA 'ff' : , T? . . .1 . f , A V- gt .., 3' KD IK , :ijt - ' In ' " Q. 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I was impressed with all the ef- fort that was put mto the pep rallies and the . enthusiasm each s class displayed thrs year Iunior Clint Parsons Dorothy Hammer 1091 Kimberlee Hammond 1091 Melisa Hanes 1091 K Sean Harding 1091 Lisa Harguth 1091 Sean Harpole 1091 Kyle Harrington 1111 Beverly Harris 1111 Christy Harris 11 11 Mary Harris 1091 Rentia Harris 11 11 Robert Harris 1101 Vicki Harris 1101 'Class, yell louder' Even teachers said to yell and have fun 6 6 e've ot s irit! W Yes gwe P do! We've got spirit! How about you?" Who did have all the sgirit at the ,pep rallies t is year? T e seniors, notorious for being wild and crazy? Or the underclassmen who shouted out V-I-C-T- O-R-Y, and then quickly sat down before being noticed? 1 This lyear it was hard to tel which class climbed the highest up the spirit scale, but it was obvious that all together Viking ride hit an all-time high. What started out as a yelling competition etween the classes soon developed into an all out spirit raiser for the entire student body. "The pegilrallies this year are t e best we ave had in a long time," math teacher Mrs. Barbara McVay said. "Everyone seems to be enjoying them- selves this year." But what about the objects of all this attention? Varsitly kicker, junior C int Parsons was glad to see people gletting involved. "I t ink the pep rallies are great, and it is good to see everyone gettintg into it. It gives us a li t and 'peps us up," Par- Chris Harrison 1091 Marnie Harrison 11 11 Rad Harrison 1091 Ann Hartman 11 11 William Harvey 1111 Kristi Hasselbush 1101 Tim Hassell 1091 Dawn Hastings 1101 il Brenda Hatridge 1101 . Stacye Haynes 1101 Bridget Haynes 11 11 Kevin Haynes 1091 Robin Haynes 11 11 Shana Headrick 1101 Shelli Headrick 1111 Greg Hearn 1091 Melody Hearne 1101 Heather Heath 11 11 Kirk Heaton 1091 Kenny Heflin 1101 Dwayne Hellner,11,01 Rodney Hegwood 1111 if :fir W. .A f I H5527 W, .Q -lf 1 ,U S JN 1 if ' 9 4 H2-ner-Hgvoog sons said. 1 Pep rallies were a free-for-all where everyone gathered in the spirit of competi- tion. he beat from the pep rally that set eveyone's hands to clapping and feet to stomping continued every! Friday evening as t e band, Vikas, cheerleaders and the football players marched out on to the field and over the op- ponents. "They give us a chance to work together in showing our spirit," varsity cheerleader Michelle DeFreece said. Story by Emie Cote. T' 162 V ' -K 45, J J 3 g Q nw- ,. hr ' 5 -2 ."'f'rr . iii.: R -L? Cs . ii: vi X Y t fs if , fe A 1 1 1 4,1 .4 ' 1 -I J 11 I us! clownlng around, juniors Peter Allen, Andy Oseid, Rodney egwood and Nick Elizondo show their spirit. 'Clowning Around' was just one of the many t emes schemed up to compete with the seniors for the spirit stick. Ioe Salinas photo. Winning the sgirit stick calls for celebration, w ich is exactly what Iuniors Hung Trinh. Tresha O'Connor and Iose Longoria did. The involvement displayed by each class this year made strong competition for the spirit stick. Shannon Woodson photo. 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Af- 1 Sherri lones l091 Ted lones U01 Robert Iordan U11 Mary Ioseph C111 Bob lump U01 Scott Iunell 1091 Anisa Kadri 1091 ..4i!.1!. 1 1 ,W . , ak : .- 1 v I V' 1' Q -I L nda Kain 11 l it lv I 0 Rllionda Kanlhal 1091 'f' 'll Matthew Karnes 11 11 N C 1 - - gg Scott Karrakerl091 x 'J , I W' Sheila Kazee 1111 A Timothy Keen l101 - ' Kim Keeth 1091 'xii Q 4 1 A, i 1 Stefanie Keisterl091 ' 5 " Danny Kelly 1101 , -5, 1 - A Teresa Kennaley 1091 R . i , RyanKennedyl111 -f r' - ' Karen Key 1111 1 , "' Mike Kientz 1091 W A 1 'i ' Gloretta Kilsonl101 tv fir 2 ' .3 I 0 L...........u,.... Ear to Rise Q 1 a 66 ,Q e o ' New 0 period offers early dismissal It's hard to party "' ' n the past, a student but by 2:30, I'm glad I puter Math teacher, Q, :H night when you Ineeded either a do!" said that she liked 'We to get UP uf work pass, a doctor's Only two "0" teaching "0" period, 7130 the H0Xf dllg- note, or some kind of periods were offered: but sometimes it was Senior Ienny Ree illness to get out of Computer Math and hard to get up in the school early. However, Data Processing. Many morning this year a new "0" students like these Initia ly she r had 'W 'Q period had begun classes, and gettingout doubts about the U K which enabled stu- early, but felt bad students' motivation. , .- 1 f it dents to attend school about missing the pep but she soon realized -Q Q Af' A from 7:30to 2:30. rallies. However, that most of the S fr ,T f Consequently: pet- Senior Stacy Sullivan students enjoyed the N- 1 ' ting out of sc oo at falls under a different class. Story by Lynda 31 ' on 1, X , 2:30 helped in avoiding category. She had "0" Kain. M ' "' ' ' after school traffic, period, along with six .5 H Mx- working early at a job, regular classes, each ' of and having more ofthe day. Sullivan de- X afternoon to oneself. scribed her seven ,ph Iunior Shelli Headrick classes as being 1 it . said, "Sometimes in "hard," and "a lot of Q- the morning I wish I work." tif' ' js x 1 didn't have "0" class, Patsy Iohnson, Com- ' ' . .. . . 'Ti 2 all ,fir 1 S oniors Libby Winn, Michelle 0'Rand, and Bobbie Mercer, along with Diana Rodriquez, look at fundraising cpapers for an emgloyers' luncheon. Being members of VOE 0-OP, these stu ents do any kind of secretarial task. From word processing to filing to calculating, they learn desirable skills that will help them in their career. Chad Windham photo. Getting up at 6:00, leaving the house by 7:00, and arriving at sc oo at 7:30 is strenuous for some, yet worthwhile to others. New "0" period attenders. lunior Drew Erben and Senior Kim Miller run programs on a Commodore 64 com- puter. Miller said, "lt's especially hard to get up early when Wu have to challenge your brains on a computer! ' Chad indham photo. a- Q ll 5 A ' 1 ss-2. ya- Kj.'f If . D '0"x"'1" . A 1 NA x .X X' S ' I 1 'XXX' f. . .0 .--0 ' O - '- ' 0 xl 1 S X rd. mx" Q: F 1 , jx sl . I a N N " e .sn A tal - is f,!' Y Y. !'1 !,,,..-,s,q, Ordering senior rings remains an honor left solely to juniors. Patti Reich and Lyle Benton, like most juniors, try to decide which one they like or which one they can afford. Iohn Mowry photo. Mark Kim 1101 lanet Kim 1111 loe Kim 1091 Iohn Kim 1091 So-Ok Kim 1091 jacke Kimlierlin 1111 Kevin King 1091 Lisa King 1091 Paul King 1111 Ricky King 1101 l101 Ricky Kirkland 1091 Kenny Kirkpatrick 1111 Mike Klepikow 1101 David Klutz 1101 Candi Knight 1091 Stacey Knight 1091 Kory Knott 1091 Gina Kwak 1091 Richard Laden 1091 Lonnie Lafrance 11 11 Iohn Lalesse 1111 Sharon Lakey1111 Satin Lamb 111 Brian am ert1101 Diane Lamere 1091 Charles Landreth 1101 William Landreth 1091 Christina Landrum 1091 Io Ann Landry 1091 Dean Lang 1101 Kristi Langford 1111 Bobby Lanier 1091 Iodi Laribee 1091 Brian Larussa 11 11 is gn my r ' 1 - ,,. . ..,' . 4'-4 :rw W W, 1 Q , li at 'C' w...,' Q .if 1 ig. t wwe- " ik .tfl im S fi. , XA, . A Q. T he class of '87 contributes to NHS spirit while raising class spirit at the same time. Although t e juniors came down from the high section of the gym. spirit rose within their c ass. Shannon Woodson photo. .px . fx .e. si? .1 .W -1 D .C . , ' 1 a, f in dd gk H G 2 A ft We I W' 1 1 t E if 1 -:sl ' C fr , 5 Q Q f W' ' 1 'C-'Las l N 5,1 1' 1 ' I Q bk, A ff so Q ' e it ' -1 1 ' ' ih , K ' 3 gf. v , f X t Ek .ik M5 r it 'alla 1 , in to 1 ,Q f 15 1 Q. W 4 l t , A W M . . Z , K5 X . 4. ta QXXQ 8 4 5, g . , "Q W 1 11 1 ' 1 1 ' 'N . f H. . S 2,-s ,vs -. JC 9 8 Kim-Larussa 4-....."L X .5 fi I A . f, 5, as S . Iuniors love thgnclass, bunbsztill . . . The next best thing 6GIlove my class but I'd rather be a senior." Laurie McVuy What aspect do you ad- mire about the class of '87? If you could relive it, would you change anything. "If I could relive it, I wouldn't change a thing. This class is really active and my social life is a blast!" What's so special about being a junior? "Being a junior is a lot of fun because we have a Iot of people in our class that are very active and want to make our class the ' I w -- - - ver best." - . , 1 . . . that the junior . Y ' ' :I class is more mature in Jodie Marbut Rodney Hegwvod 5 Q the way that they treat i . -' each other' 'i I Let me tell you . . . L Q' ' Rod Grant What made 'Yom' You can tell how lumor year special? 4, m U C 1, 0 U f V e NYOUI' jl1Ill01' y?8I', I 5 6 I n-lat-ured Seeing ,. every Year, IS Only ' 1? how some fresh- H what YOU and YO'-If men act. Iunior class make it. We've " Kathryn DiGi0- made it the best!" vanni. ' jeff Morgan " 4,-5 E .J 5' I tr 1 "' , fi lamie Lawrence 1111 I , I 2 Kevin Lawson 1091 ,g .-. f r' ' Can Le1101 , , , Q 1 Shelly Leach 1101 - ' ' ,A ' ' ' Amy League 1091 1 ' , ' Angela Leal 1101 u Tracey Leard1091 I ,. . A I ,X A x , ll? X 4 , sv- .Al 1 K. ,i,r 1 K - 2 0' ' 1 1 ,, 2 . V . , H Hi 1 11 I x,,1.,' f M I I ef' 111 O fl-. 501 1 s Lori Leaser 1101 Tracy Leathers 1101 f f Flint Lee 1091 Inez Lee 11 11 Seung Lee 1101 Shannon Lee 1111 Steven Lee 1101 . ii limmy Lejeune1101 if Tina Lemoine 1111 1 D. G. Lepper1091 ' Mary Limberg 1111 Bobby Lindamood 1091 Chris Lindman 1091 Damon Lindsey1101 Anita Link 1091 Dia Linsley 1091 David Little 1101 Shannon Locke 1101 Kathy Lofton 1091 15 , Darin Long 1101 P' r' g X l . f 1 by L1 75 Y ' X Kirk Logston 1091 ii l 1 9 1. FF? I5 'W .a 1, 'I :Q - . 'X 1 ve . , Lv W. . Leslie Long 1111 Shannan Long 11 11 Ioe Longoria 11 11 Irma Lopez 11 11 Israel Lopez 1101 Pedro Lopez 1091 J Kg s . ' ,, 4 A 'i""i Lawrence-Lopez 9 9 A 'couple' of friends Guy, girl friendships flourish A guy and a girl. A couple laughing, hugging and having fun. They share their innermost secrets and the laughter and tears of growing up. But they're1UST FRIENDS. "Ernie 1Cote1 and I have been friends for so long," said 1unior Shannon Ingrim. "We're always laughing and having fun." With high school romances chan ing from week-to-weelc, it is comforting for these friends to know that their friendly relations will persevere. "Bertha 1Villareal1 and I don't keep an secrets from eacff other," said Sopho- more Iason Black. "Of all my high school friendships, I know this one will last." W e oft e n fi n d ourselves uncomfort- able with the structure of certain relation- ships. Too often people et caught up in being friends with whoever is popular to like at the time. Some friend- ships, however, are based on the com- patibilit and trust that allows them not to be just another passing fad. "Drew 1Erben1 is like a brother to me," said Iunior Cindy Mee. "We have our ups and have our ups and downs just like any other friendship, but the one thing that stands true is that we will always be friends." Although the ques- tion "Are you two dating?" often arises, the reply is always "No, we're just friends." But to say that these dpeople are "just frien s" doesn't do them justice. Being a coutple of friends who spen .endless time together, the relation- ship established was one of greater than simply being friends. They are BEST FRIENDS, and that's enou h. Story by Melinda Iones. iff' tl I If 3 1 'iiiiif i Let me tell you . . I value my friendship with Ernie lCote1 more than any other. When things aren't going exactly right, I talk to Er- nie and everything seems o.k. Iunior Shannon Ingrim ,4"""' uniors Cindy Mee and Drew Erben play around after school. Mee and Erben have been the very 1 est of friends since they were in the seventh grade. They don't ever feel the pressure to date one another, and say the closest they get is sitting in the car together. Steve Mashman photo. Richard Lopez 1101 Shannon Lourim 1091 Charles Love 1101 Susan Love 1101 Brian Lovelad 1111 Angela Lovefl1091 Daniele Lowe 1101 Missy Lowe 1101 Orlando Lozano 1091 Ioe Luna 1111 Diane Lunsford 1101 Iimmy Lyons 1091 Margaret Maberry 1091 Samantha MacGregor 1091 Kenneth Mach 1091 lanet MacKay 1101 Daron Macke 1111 Wesley Macke 1101 Christy Madewefl1101 Charlotte Madsen 1091 Michelle Maedgen 1111 4.. 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' V ..Nw'-ru,'r"N j X 14 Toby Magill1101 Tina Mahan 1091 Steve Mahavier1091 Sandra Malone 1101 Kelly Mamoth1091 Andrea Mandley1101 Scott Maner1091 Belinda Mann 1111 Iodie Marbut1111 Ioellene Marcus 1091 Richard Mares 1091 Omprakash Margabandu 1111 VijiMargabandu1101 Cari Marks 1101 Chris Marks 1111 Stacy Marley 1111 Laura Marrs1091 Billy Marrs1101 Amanda Marshall 1091 Alicia Martin 1091 Deanna Martin 1111 Don Martin 1091 Laura Martin 1111 Lisa Martin 1101 Lloyd Martin 1091 Me11'3saMartig 11,9 Steve Martin 1111 Troy Martin 1091 Manual Martinez 11 11 Nancy Martinez 1111 Sandy Martino 1111 Mike Marzi1111 Vincent Marzi 1091 Stephanie Mashman1111 Steven Mason 1101 Shane Mattson 1101 Kim Maupin 1111 W de Ma 11 att ew cAdoo1101 Mike McBride 1101 Mike McCloud 1111 Philip McCommis 1111 Marla McCoy 1101 M grgdith McCoy1111 Michael McCully 1091 Kristina McDaniel 1101 lQ,MS2.llDI1ii.l.Ll 109l Keith McDonald 1101 Patrick McDonald 1101 Steve McDonald 1101 Scott McDuffie 1101 1anet McFadin 1091 Michelle McFarland 1101 Gene McFarlin1111 Sonjya MCGarity1091 Iesse McGaugl'i1101 Brian McGee 1111 Glenn McGee 1091 Kyle Mclntosh 1091 Sherri Mclntosh 1111 Iolene McKeown1091 Iimmy McKinness1111 Cathy McKinney 1091 Magill-Mason 1 0 1 Kyle McMahan1091 Scott McMahan1091 Fernando McMillen 1111 Stephen McNiel1101 Tamara McPeters1101 Edwin McRae 1091 Gary McRight1101 Shane McRoberts1091 Kathryn McVay 11 11 Laurie McVay1111 Rona ' r 1091 Donna ea ows1101 Ioanne Meadows 1091 Cindy Mee1111 Earnie Melton 1091 Marco Mendez 1091 Iunior Mediola 1101 Erika Menthe1091 Angela Mercer 1111 Ann Marie Mercer 1091 Steve Merimon1091 Ed Metzger 1101 Michelle Metzler1091 Mary Meyers 1101 Eric Mikusek1111 Iohnny Miles 1091 Diana Milholen1111 Becky Miller 1111 Iames Miller 1101 Patricia Miller 1111 Minnie Miller 1091 Michael Mills 1101 lay Minick 1101 Iames Mining 1101 Mike Mining 1091 Angela Minyard 1091 Billy Mitchell 1111 Chris Mitchell 1091 Laura Mitchell 1091 Mike Mitchell 1091 Rebecca Mohr 1101 Marco Montemayor f09l Stephaney Montgomery 1091 Clay Moody 1101 Allana Moore 1111 Stacey Moore 1111 Tabatha Moore 1111 Terri Moore 1111 Iesse Morado1091 Maggie Morado 1091 Martin Morado 1111 Mike Morale 1101 Steven Moreland 1111 Anthony Moreno 1101 Cindy Moreno 1111 Chris Morgan 1091 Ieff Morgan 1111 Gene Morisak1111 Christy Morris 1101 Iames Morris 1091 Iimmy Morris 1101 Mike Morris 1091 Richard Morris 1101 '71 fr' 1 .554 X , 1 Xi l :X 9 Y, .W,,. . 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R2 many students have before, four-wheel Wish Students feel pressure for rides W ith high school th e r e c o m e s more responsiblity and a more active social life. With a social life there comes a common question among teen- agers on the weekends, "How am I going to get to the mall or movies tonight?" Parents are always willing to ive rides to their kids, gut there are a few drawbacks with that, as Freshman Tim Simplins said. "lt is so embarrass- ing when you go out with girls, ' Simplins said, "and your parents have to drive you and pick you up in front of alllyour friends." here are some teenagers that have too much Bride so they ride wit their friends. "lt's nice to ride with all your buddies, but the car is always so crowded. At least peo- ple don't look at you unny, like they do when your iparents drop you of ," said Sophomore Carl one of the long to be luc y ones, who owns ' able to get car. There a car or is the family will be more respon- Sibilny. The parents depend on the driver to make mature, responsible decisions. As Steve Fletcher said, "It's alright being able to drive all my friends around on t e week- ends, but there is more responsiblity, because if something goes wron , the parents will ask the driver all the questions." When you finally come up with the nerve to ask that special someone out for pizza or a movie, having transportation problems is something we can all do without. You can show up with Mom and face the ridicule, or you can double up with a friend and risk your safety. Either alternative is a rotten substitute. "I can remember having to ride with r one sta e of my life I definitely won't miss." No matter what type of transportation is chosen there is always a catch. Maybe it would be easier to walk to the desired destination. Story by Shannan Long. Let me tell you. . . lt's nice to ride ' with m bud- dies, anclvat least peopl e don 't ook at you fun- I ny, like when your parents drag you off. Sop omore Carl the choose to have a rent drive them to school rather than Gasselt- M0m 01' Dadd when I ' tt wallr a long way or riff: the crowded bus, or even ride with.a Hcgefully, you will Was 8 fiSl'1,fy Senior Gasse 21-1232 and take the chance of never arriving. Erikalyn' Ellis not ave to wait too Scott Hunt sald, "that'5 -, ..1, .f Qg '- vw, . A Shannon Morris IOQJ , ' , - I V, Trey Morris i091 al , , ,S ' 'j " " ff .Q dh Natalie Morrison 1091 S ' . - 7 .fl Q ,V vi " ag r 'v IoeMosquedal11J V , .-, ,Q - ' , x Michelle Moss C101 -V V s '. ' ' W X . Susan Motley 1101 X .gt . ' I A1 Q Mary Mouser llll X ,' i 'i X t V - Q Q' f Q ' A Q Ev 'Q , john Mowry 1101 H' V' ' gp' " ' I 2, S Adrian Moya 1091 s -2 .. f . P' ' gfivrfohbiloyagggyl X M4 - . R " ,, -,- - A up A au ua oya lg' i 4 1' , 9 ' N g C' . ' Renee Moyers U11 . . i 4 iff: l -4, K Connie Mullen 4101 , - , . 'vga 1 V ' Sabrina Muniz l09J at A 1 1 rc la. . i y V t .. Q.. in L4 a V V A Sonia Munoz 1091 V . - , - W Shana Murphey 1091 0 a - "P V " - 6 ,,,,, Andrea Murphy 1111 I I 'I , :avi A 3 -L1 , DeVonna Murphy 1111 2 -. - ' 5 . . y ,v V Karen Murphy llll I ' N A ,s ' ' -' f M ,. ., Kristy Murphy i091 'N X . 1 3 N, I " SW f Kara Murray 1091 1 X 4 1 t 1 S5 l"w" .l Morris-Murray 1 0 3 Mary Myers 1101 Byron Myles 1091 Michelle Nabors1091 Kelly Nadeau1101 Richard Nadeau1101 Bill Nanthaphak1091 Marcia Narcis1111 Kim Nash 1111 Roman Natal 1101 Kenneth Neal 1091 Iodie Ne-alis1091 Marie Nealis1091 Daniel Nelson 1091 Donna Nelson 1111 George Nelson 1091 Kristina Nelson 1091 Mike Nelson 1111 Charles Newman 1101 My Ngo 1101 Phuong Ngo 1091 Douglas Nicholson 1111 Kenny Nickell1111 Traci Nickerson 1101 Byung Noh 1101 loo Noh 1091 Lisa Norris 1101 Richard Norris 1101 Kim North 1101 Becky Northrup1101 Charlene Noi-vell1101 Christine O'Connor1101 Tresha O'Connor1101 Saprina Odle1101 Kathy O'Donnell1111 Irene Olage1111 Priscilla Olage1111 Mark Olive 1091 Tina Olive 1091 Deborah Oliver 1101 Dede Oliver 1091 Cindy Ondich1091 Scott Ondich 1101 Elizabeth Oommen1091 Mary Oommen1091 Carol Orahood1101 Katy Orlowski 1101 Chris Orozco 1091 lose Ortiz 1091 Maria Ortiz 1101 Monica Ortiz 1101 Shannon Osborn 1091 Kristin Osburn 1101 Andrew Oseid1111 Angela Outlaw 1091 Michelle Outlaw 1091 Shelly Owinley1091 Danna Oxford 1101 l rent lsairrett 1101 Damon Parker 1091 Leanne Parma 1111 Katie Parrent1091 Clinton Parsons 1111 Dena Parsons 091 1 f Q 1 4 it 1 ff' ,if.Qi 11 J, .1 ay 1 ' ibf- 1, ,Q 4 ,Q 1 ' T 1 I l 911215 "'-3551 X 3, i f if ' - X 'V 1 1 A Q ff ,, 2 ' E, 2 9' f fn 1' if W 1 'W R ' 1 Q fe 1 1,gz5Q,12gg MX ,rl r I Gm ore 'Qt f1 QE? 1 tk ' 'A '25 Q- wx 4 L 1 A., el he its It 'A n 1 52' ff VV L 1, .1 1117: if ff 4, 1 . ' wiv '1r5?il!99 9 ' 1 ww 1 'ff ' tw ff IV V K' 1 , x i t t 'r . lj fx 1 ,t17"' x1 Y X X L 1 Q 4 12,1 V K 1, tt Q ft 1 is tv 11' tsf 'f f' ' 1 ' . A 12 tat 1mm1et tttss Q 1 s a 1.-if 1, ' 1 ' 'TA fr: Vi W A 1-1 ' J Q ' ly 1 I. , ' Q' '1'1 .1 gn 4.1: ' - 3--137 1 ' ' .11 " 1 X I1 1 ,i . t f K Wthh 1 .' 1 I X A X wi , 1 Myers-Parsons 5, . A, -Mk ' tl.. Let me tell you . . . The only thing that changes temper- ature faster than W Texas is Nimitz F High School. Iunior -- ' ' Robert Iordan. .fr 1 P W -o ' F, ,, 1- i 2 W5 41 S! , is ' . 3, 1, .as Senior Barbara Babcox and Solgggmore Lara Trahan, year k staffers, sit by the window for warmth because the temperature in the iournalism room stayed at 55' for two weeks. Steve Mashman photo. S ophomore Ianet Mackay, Iunior Misty Rackard and Renee, Moyers disfla their different types o cllothing for the various temper- atures. loe Salinas photo. ,ar f It's cold inside . . . and outside and in the halls I t is nearing of summer. the end Outside the weather is 97". However, in En lish class, it is a chilling 55'. Walking through the halls is the latest in winter fashions: thick sweaters. "There are only two fi places where you can go from freezing cold to boiling hot in less than five minutes. One is a hot tub at the North Pole and the other is this school building," said Sopho- more Steven Baxley. Another exciting event that everyone looks forward to is the air conditioner drop- ping dead as soon as the weather turns hot I and humid. "When the air condi- tioners do not work, it is my greatest source of frustration. It turns my brain to mush!" said Spanish teacher Mary Ann Kindig. Though the tem- perature is confusing throu out the entire schoo year, it seems to always be a challenlge I on picking out t e right wardrobe to wear. Maybe one day the temperature out- side wil complement the temperature inside and we can all enlpy a gleasant day at sc ool. tory by Lara Trahan S 'wt ...W .t if-'s 'Q li , . Z 3 I l X . J 1 3 'E -x x XM' Rolando Pasayan 1101 Andy Paschall 1101 Clint Pate 1091 Hetal Patel 1101 Manisha Patel 1101 Shilpin Patel 11 11 Nancy Patterson 1091 Patti Patterson 11 11 Robin Patterson 1101 Brian Pearce 1111 Eric Pearce 1091 Pamela Peddy 1101 Cammy Pellegrine 1101 ' Toni Pellegrine1111 t Alex Pena1Q91 Irene Pena 1091 loann Pena 1091 Tonya Penry 1091 Carmen Perez 1101 Mary Perez 1091 Melissa Penrod 1111 K e f if Pasayan-Perez 1 0 5 Monica Perez 1101 Cynthia Perna 1101 IC e ePerry 1091 Lois Perryman 11 11 Angela Pesina 1091 Angela Pettigrew 1101 Ron Pfaff 1101 Trang Pham 1101 Kimberly Philips 1111 Nann Philips 1091 lane Phillips 1091 Iimmy Phillips 1101 Sherri Phillips 1101 Lisa Philpot 1111 Erin Pickens 1101 lohn Pierce 1111 Mary Pierson11 11 'K 'iii it fav 1111' 1 u n ,g.- 6. J Wir ! ff' ' . . 1 1 .1 f .1 ' . . . . v . 1 1 mt R X 3 z, A, , 'F 'i' . M ll. r 5 1 i V5 -QA lk A: gui will ' fa 1 0 6 Perez-Pieson Let me tell you . . . when the xerox m a c h i n e is d o w n . G o v - ernment teacher Linda Halcomb , -fn. ,:--ef 1.5.1 . Let me tell you . . . when I lock my keys in the c u r. S e n io r Steve Mordecai tial-as Let me tell you when I only have frve minutes to get read for school umor Drew Erben "W 1 Aw ui. 5 . .r'- A bad start One of those days Y ou know it's gon- na be a rotten day when... - you wake up to discover ycour digital alarm cloc is flas ing 12:00 due to a power failure during the night. -- you mistake your deodorant for hair- spray. -- you start your car and hear a cat scream. -- you're getting your class pictures taken and the photographer goes into hysterics when you "smile for the camera." - your pet rock snaps at you. - during fifth period you realize you put oth contacts in one eye. - your little sister seeks revenge by put- ting Nair in your sham- poo bottle. - you pour cereal in the bow and sugar it, not knowing that there isn't a trace of milk in the house. - you open your locker and witness an instant replay of Mount St. Helens. Story by Melinda lones. s, . Y 'W M . ,f 1 - 5, ' ,lf his QM' T o avoid embarrassment Junior Chum Thran picks up his notebook before anyone sees him. Students were often terrorized with the possibility of dropping their books in the middle of the between classes rush hour. Erikalyne Ellis photo. Chuck Pigg1091 Cotrina Pigg1111 Brian Pinckard1111 Iuan Pinon1091 Sonja Piper 1101 Gary Pittman 1101 Lori Pittman 1091 Kendra Poarch1101 Donnie Poe 1101 Ricky Poe 1091 Iennifer Polous1111 Lowell Ponder 1101 Ion Pontious 1091 Brad Pool 1091 1-311- Rose Porter 1101 Dou 1 Iohnny Powell 1091 Brandon Power 1091 Melissa Power 1111 Katherine Poyma1111 Leslie Pratt 1091 Michael Pratt 1091 Brandie Preston 1091 Rhett Preston 1091 Denise Price 1091 Sharon Price 1111 Deborah Pruitt 1101 Shonda Pryor 1091 Kenny Puentes1101 Chris Putnam 1091 Dana Pyfer1101 Enrique Quiambao1111 Shelley Quinley1091 Adriane Quinn 1101 Carlos Quintanilla1091 Claudia Quintanilla1111 Misty Rackard1111 Dorinda Radford 1101 Lisa Raines 1101 Sydokhack Rajavong1101 Lisa Ramon 1101 Manuel Ramos 1091 Sandy Ramos 1091 Deena Randall 1091 Sherry Ransome 1111 Dawn Ratcliff1101 Steve Rawlinson1101 Keith Ray1101 Sharon Ray 1091 Mike Reasor1101 IeffReavis1111 Ieff Redding 1091 Ronda Redmon1091 Michell Redondo 1111 Alicia Reed 1091 Diahanna Reed 1091 IillReed1111 Ioe Reed 1101 Tiffanie Reed 1091 Shawn R 'bl 111 ar a eic 1101 Patti Reich 1111 Brian Reid 1111 M5107 Denise Reid 1091 Marc Reinoehl1101 Grover Renfro 1091 Tannis Revell 111 Gina Reyes 1101 Dana Reynolds 1111 Doug Reynolds 1091 Tina Reynolds 1101 Wayne Reynolds 1091 Gary Rheinfeldt 1091 Curt Rhine 1091 Marla Rhodes 1101 Sheila Rice 1111 Deborah Rich 1111 Denise Richardson 1091 Roxsane Richardson 1111 A. 1. Riddles 1111 Iohn Riley 1111 Randie Riley 1101 Vance Riley 1111 Patricia Rimmer 1101 James Ritch1091 Ron Ritchey 1111 Sam Ritchey 1101 Brent Ritchie 1091 Bryan Rivers 1091 Chris Roan 1091 Missy Roberts 1101 Lisa Robertson 1111 Kevin Robertson 1111 Ned Robinson 1111 Dana Robison 1101 Diana Robison 1111 Mike Robles 1101 Rene Rocha 1101 B ckie Roc 1101 ve awalt 1101 Iason Rodgers 1111 Shane Rodgers 1101 Alejandro Rodriquez 1091 Cynthia Rodriquez1091 Gloria Rodriquez1091 Ivonne Rodriquez1101 Loudrez Rodriquez 11 11 Mary Rodriquez1111 Richard Rodriquez1091 Sylvia Rodriquez1101 Amy Rogers 1101 Chris Rogers 1091 Kristine Rogers 1101 Marci Rogers 1091 Alejandro Roman 1101 Andy Romanyshyn1091 Lucky Rose 1091 Sharon Rose 1101 Terry Rose 1101 Cynthia Roseberry1111 Danny Roseberry 1091 William Ross 1111 Stewart Row and 1101 Brenda Ruckman1091 Chad Rueffer1101 Helen Rumfelt1111 1 Q. 1 , " 1 f 1 R 'A my 1 : :I . 1 1 I i i i 'fn -w V V ' 11 ' ' ilu' 1' 1 9 '12 1 x 1 gig 1 2 , M 31 1 ' if N 1 . 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Students received the booklet after pay- ing S5 to cover testing costs. "I prepared for the PSAT by go- ing over the bulletin and following the advice given by my teachers," Martin said. "This helped my performance on the test overall," Kevin Carr photo. Steps of preparation Tests make SAT, graduation easier I f two figs equal one gag, then how many figs equal 'A gag? Baf led? So were many juniors and sophomores when they saw a similar question on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test 1PSAT1 in Oc- tober. For three hours the PSAT tested students over verbal and math concepts and helped prepare them for the Scholastic Ap- titude Test 1SAT1. "I took the PSAT to get used to the format of standardized tests and to prepare myself for the SAT," Iunior Donna Sherritt said. Students began testing at 8:30 a.m., with juniors in the auditorium and sophomores in the cafeteria. To better equip students for the PSAT, Iunior Counselor Paula Wyman held a workshop to answer students' questions about standardized tests. Also in October, the juniors became the first class required to pass the Texas Educa- tional Assessment of Minimal Skills 1TEAMS1 for gradua- tion. The TEAMS replaced the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills 1TABS1 as a graduation require- ment. "The TEAMS and TABS were equiva- lently easy, so I don't know why it replaced the TABS," Sherritt said. Students were given six hours - three hours on two days - to complete the two- section test. When the results came in, 96 per- cent of the juniors who took the test passed both sections. Being concerned with what figs and gags were clouded the logical answer that V2 gag equals 'A fig. Story y Wendy Furguson. Let me tell you At frrst, I couldn t concentrate, but a er I got used to the testing conditions o the Once I was through with the test, I felt better because I realized I was better prepared for the SAT than those who drdn t take it Iunlor Amber Williams PSAT, it became easier to concentrate. !? ' .. I , -. .X , ' T., ' 4 1 4' ' -'iff T -T',', M Xt 1 s, 9. 3 X -P V Wai. ,.. 1 .1 wi ' 6 . .x,4 V1 .Y I 'I' ' at '1 I F9 , -1 'f -T: t ',, K 7 W. lf. ' f X f ga: 1 Amanda Rush 1101 Ke th Rushin 101 David Russe 1101 Kelly Russell 1091 Tommy Russell 1091 - Travis Russell 1101 if L 2 Cara Rutledge 1091 1 s ,-.mfs -f 4 . Eddie Ruyle 1101 jimmy Ruyle1111 . Randy Ruyle1111 Dsrackuxle 1111 ' " Kim Ryan 1101 Becky Ryman 1111 'r Sandra Saenz1101 Victor Saenz 1091 1535131551 1101 Diana Saldivar1091 Sally Saldivar1091 Tiffany Sample 1111 Kathy Samuel 1101 Liz Samuel 1101 37 I 'I .- jw A J 1 . 1 I . .fs a . 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L fb .1 1 1 1 . ,L ga l 1 1 0 Samuel-Smith 1 v 'if' 5,131 1 'E' 1 M S L af 'gc Nw, .,, i 2 0, :lc M1 , 1 A U pon receiving a pass to the attendance clerk, students often take the lon route to think of the best believable excuse. lunior Randy lguyle stops on his way to the office to glance at his referra and think of something to tell the vice- principal when he gets there. Erikalyn Ellis photo. ...gy .1 t V A J .P I A fc ' 1 Q I 5 "ew 1 2. I -0 . Yi 'I 1 'full' .gg . Qt ' ft . lx .. .X . -' ' -1. A .- .., - .,. , -wg, 5 A l . va 'P '2e "" f v 'X . -,.5.-.N1r. .,g,g2yz.-, - e. gn - W. YZ. JI T:1g,.?jfp , Y t .V K th. .G , . A - . I, ' 'ws L . -sz+:,'1a1.a. -f 'Wi' .1 4,4 1. ' ' "1 'A 1" 'Y , -.Jl"lfS: 'f 6 CH omewerkt? What homework? We had homework due today?" says Sophomore Shanda Dobyanski when the teacher asked her to turn it in. Students are constantly haunted by, that feared slip of memory that seems to occur the night efore a big assignment. A good excuse always seems to sound better than the truth when homework is needed but not completed. Shannon Woodson photo. N l lg , Att . h t Let me tell you . . . Whenever I happen to forget that I h a v e a n assignment due, I always t e I I m y teacher that I left it in the orthodontist's o f if c e . Fres man Iill McDonald Let me tell you . . . My best ex- cuse to use for f o r g o t t e n homework is "The wi nd blew it away. I chased it for five miles, but I 'just was not fast enough." Sophomore S u s a n Waggener 0 BXCIISB The dog is off duty I was sitting in class with the usual Fri- day good mood. The smile fell from my face when my teacher said, "Class turn in your homework." My heart dropped. Mal, first thought was, " hat homework?" The second flash was, "What is my excuse?" I could tell her I lost it, or someone stole it, or . . . Then I heard it, "last call for homework." The first thing that popped out was, "lt was here a minute agoyi Then came the ques- tions - "Where did you see it last?" 'Where could it have gone?", followed by some not-so-hot answers. She fell for it. l could turn it in at 3:30. What excuse will I use next time? Every student has excuses to use for forgotten homework. "The wind blew it away. I chased it for miles, but I just was not fast enough." said Sophomore Susan Waggener. "I left it in the or- thodontist's office," said Freshman Iill McDonald. "My bus was hi- lacked by homework ungry Iranians!" said Sop omore Karen Berry. The next time that that surprise excuse is needed, just remember to watch out for that all knowing teacher. "The dog doesn't eat everybody's home- work," Coach Iinx White said. Story by Dana Pyfer I t is impossible to fool all of the teachers all of the time no matter how realistic the excuse may be. Sophomore Todd Gaston finds out the hard way that all knowing teachers react to such false statements. "I 'pier' into their eyes and that always tells me the truth," said history teacher Carol Pier. Lara Trahan photo. s Il 1 - 4 5 ' ? 2 2 I s l Apple of my e e Long dating gets to the 'core' They were there in every class, the cou- ple no one messes with, the two that were in- separable, the ones who neyer went anywhere without the other. Ter- minology has changed as students have grown older and more mature, but "going steady" has always had its special feeling. "The thing I like most about having Troy as a boyfriend is the close- ness of our relationship. l feel that nothing can come between us. It is a neat feeling knowing that he is always there for me," said Sopho- more Vicki Harris. High school relation- ships usually last longer than the two-week junior high flings, but students found that see- ing someone seriously took lots of time and effort. "When one of my friends asks me to go somewhere with her, I have to say no because l'm pretty much de- voted to Trent," said Freshman Dorothy Hammer. To contradict the fun of companionship, freedom meant much more to some. Many students felt content with dating around. Of course, this also meant that there were those Saturday nights when watching "Love Boat" was the highlight of the evening. One advantage of steadily dating of the matter someone is that one is never left sitting at home without a date on Saturday night. "Most of the time on Saturday nights we go to high school rodeos, and some Friday nights we go out to eat or to the pits la cowboy hangoutf' said Iunior Ryan Kennedy. Those who have that steady, special someone around to share their high school days with enjoyed the relationship and the problems that are entangled with be- ing someone's girlfriend or boyfriend. Others that played the field were happy with the friendships they shared with others. Story by Lara Trahan. 1 1 Let me tell you W e w 1 I I b e together orever Being wrt him rs important to me Sophomore Dianna Torres ,xt 'E 'Vw-v..,f KW P . A l 3 S ophomore Wendy Senkgrik and Iunio quick stop at their loc er to get their leaving school. This was the usual route f went home every afternoon. Sharing a loc tween couples during the school year. Cha I uniors Kiln White and Craig Dodlgen sgend a peaceful moment before school sharing a jo e an a laugh or two White and Dodgen spend many hours over at her house after school. "I ergoy being with Craig every moment even though we've been ating nearly a year, ' White said. Chad Windham photo. , 'r?pe:, ' - V ' Bryan Smith 1091 . . W , Cindy Smith 1091 , ge ' .,, ' J' ,Daniel Smith IQ1 V- 13 1 A. . Q -h , A' p ,g .- Duslin mit 1091 ' ' .- - ' QQ I " if' , N t Eric Smith 1101 -gf' ' ' , 9 1'-e 1 Gary Smith 1101 5 .. , X 1 . 1 A Kevin Smith 1091 ,"' fi x I , X X ' jr V I l X. . l 1 ' 'T 1 amii ' .. v 1 t. . 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N? s jf t B 7 iv 2 2 143 1 A iV'fj 1: f p 1 gn 91,232 4 L :stty M iN 4 Kiwi " . .-, . I ., .. gi . - Q a -1 r fam W 5 ' . 'if . 'gi 5. 1 'iff' I nearly do 1 Pretend vows are trial run V r. :SRS f Lf' '-v' . . ,, nf? t N Y. 4' l Qu KJ .U A 6 'jf . , fr - 955: ' 1' q s 1. , ff M sy 4 I in I H qt X it I- , Ulm X '-W " L.. .Q 7 1 . 1 V ,Uv 4' .. A 1' hman-Trahan 66 early beloved, w e a r e gathered here together on this day not to unite this man and this woman in holy matrimony . . ." Senior Anthony Montgomery repeated these words to his 2nd period Home and Famiy Living class. Montgomery acted as the minister in a dramatized wedding scene with his other classmates, "I was as nervous as if it had been the real thing," Montgomery said. The beautiful bride in one of the mock weddings was acted out by Senior Paula McRae. "I think that acting out the ceremony as if it was really happening made us all consider mar- riage an imgortant step in ife,"Mc ae said. A l t h 0 u g h th e couples that were united were not exact- ly "in love," taking part in the ceremony was enjoyed by most of them. Senior Natalie Limberg said, "I had a more realistic idea of marriage after we com- pleted the two weeks of study." Story 1 by Lynda Kain. Seniors Paula McRae and Darrell lragram exchange vows. During the reception, the bride an oom rformed all the necessary! trsd tions. "It was so emghrrassllxlg when we had to put ca a in each other's mouths," McRae said, "It was also funny when we shook hands instead of kissing." Steve Mashman photo. ff' we , J. tr:-' it 1 2'- Y X sv- . My -'.T, 'Q-rr, 1 l' Yi 4 I '19 wa- 4 ., xv 1 If 1 L X g F 1 1534.1 x ?1BNl N f Q- X1 'X Q QM W. 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Senior Gabe Redondo ' Seniors Tiffany Williams and Brooke Sumral'l alongl with Iunior Tannis Reve l serve as bridesmaids in the Home and Family Liv- ing mock wedding. The members of the wedding party volunteered to par- ticipate in the ceremony. Everyone worked hard but stil had fun. Steve Mashman photo. 'Md Nelson Villatoro1091 Betty Vineyard 1101 Linnet Vinson 1091 Kathy Vitasek1111 Michelle Vogt 1091 Shannon Wages 1111 Susan Waggoner1101 Myra Wait 1101 Chris Walden 1111 Daniel Waldrum 1111 Amy Walker 1101 Art Walker 1101 Lisa Walker 1111 Tammy Wall 1091 Eric Wallace 1111 Iohnny Wallace 1101 Larry Wallace 1091 Shawn Wallace 1111 Wendy Wallace 1101 Lisa Walsh 1101 Kristen Ward 1111 Steven Warner 1111 Stacy Warren 1111 Wendell Waters 1091 Deanna Watkins 1091 Kelley Watson 1101 Brenda Watts 1091 Iohn Watts 1111 Chuck Weaver 1101 David Weaver 1111 Michelle Weber 1091 Scott Weber 1101 Traci Weddle 1091 Kathy Weg1101 Cheryl Welch 1111 Michael Wells 1091 Algn Wenino1101 A,ndrewMLerb4er1g1111 William WernAer1101 091 Tonny West 1091 Iimmy Westbrook 1091 Randy Westbrook 1091 1 1111 Ionesa Whatley1101 imewhatley, 1101 Mitchell Wheatley 1101 David Whennen1091 Andrey White 1091 Chris White 1111 Craig White 1091 Iames White 1111 Kim White 1111 Kim White 1091 Iami Whitehead 1111 Holly Whitmire 1091 Linda Whitmire 1091 Chris Whitt 1091 Iennifer Whitten 1101 Kim Whitter1101 Iames Whittington 1101 Kristy Wieski 1091 Lori Wieske 1091 I , if 2? 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L I K ' ll ' 1: R Arlen Cray ., ., Cynthia Curney W Charlie Davis i W I Q ' , ' ' Betty Derden ' Q' ' , . N ' ff' Sarah DiTucci - ,A I ' f t - Wgefj Emily Dodson A ' ,I . V X l " m 1 A f , Q ' f . - I i . 1. I A tell you. . . Th e n a m e s you learn first will be the headaches of the class or the assets. Helen Bradley 'Fx'-" Lame Teachers advance masked Professors perform for their primary impressions The first day of school begins, and so does the game. Teacher to student, student to teacherg the relationship either starts well, badly, or it doesn't really start at all. All teachers have a presentation of them- selves ready for the first day, and whether they choose to be wonderful or wonder- fully cruel is totally their initial decision. English teacher Vikki Massengill said, "I like to be honest with my students, so the first thing I tell them if they work hard they will pass." The honest approach was taken with many teachers. They honest- ly wanted their students to work until their backs snapped. It wasn't as though they wanted to be slave driversg they only wanted to appear that way. Prof. Carol Pier, history teacher, said, "I tried to appear meaner than you know what, but I ended up rather nice? There was also the aspect of the teacher giving an inch and the class taking a mile. "Ifl had a choice, l'd rather to have been considered mean as opposed to nice because students think that a nice teacher is one who will let them get away with any- thing," said English teacher David Long. Whatever the case of the first impression may have been, the in- itial reaction will never change. As long as teachers continue to know the terribly evil thoughts of their students, the first im- pression will always remain important. In the same light, as long as students continue to decipher the inten- tions of their teachers, first impressions will remain to be the laughs of the future. 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Gage Marla Callemore Keith Geter Don Cipson Claude Hanson Billye Hardin Kay Harlin Deborah Harris Myla Harvison Bryan Harwell Teresa Hasty Ruth Hindes Linda Halcomb Rebecca Housden Sandra Hunt Linda Ivins Greg Iackson Diane Iaworski Carolyn Iohnson Debbie Iohnston Patsy Iohnston loyce loslin Connie Kilday Don Killian l . tfwl :Q . f f'Sv.'t:Ltt t G overnment teacher Linda Halcomb leads a major class discussion about the United States Constitution while students question her as they take notes over the subject. Halcomb has been sponsoring the student council for quite some time and has been highly active in many school func- tions. Shannon Woodson photo. O ne of the junior class sponsors, Diane Iaworski, watches her class go for the spirit stick during a Grand Prairie Gopher pep rally. Iaworski has been very active in many class projects and has been a class sponsor throughout the past years at Nimitz High School. joe Salinas photo. 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Bob Wright Q Paula Wyman 4 5 gg X 1 I 'P Karen Zeske If v Q' ' X X i li" Let me tell you Frost bite to suf focatmg tempera tures rs not con duczve to Iearnm or health Spams teacher Mary Ann Kindig. I Sc 'ff 'QQ' . - p .r 'ai ' s , . . ' 2 f 4 .rw ft rx 1' , , ' i l . K 7 X- - N ,f ' ..-.-- f Y 1 IQ . Various Irritations Now hear what bothers the teachers . . . W hiather it's sta- p mg papers, grading homework, or correcting misspelled words, teachers do have things that bother them. When handling 100-150 students a day, some teachers mention that it's hard enough just to keep a sane mind. Here are pet peeves from some of the Nimitz faculty: Annette Stephens, English: "Students who don't listen to in- structions and are the first to ask what tihey're supposed to OH Daniel Mitchell, math: "Students get- ting up to do some per- sonal thing such as sharpen a pencil or throw paper away rigxht in the middle of w en I am trying to teach or talk to the class." Gary Pittmon, arts and woodshop: "Students with bad attitudes!" Sarah DiTucci, foreign language: "Students who don't pay attention in class." joy Vanwagoner, Englishg "inane off- the-sublect questions." M ol y T u r n e r , science: "Mondays are my pet peeves!" Patsy Iohnston, math: "Eligibility Cards! You eit er have to average all grades or srpend half the class on hursday averaging them." Barbara McVay, math: "Sometimes I call down a student for talking, and the stu- dent responds, 'I wasn't talkingg I was just asking a guestionf Ialwaas won er. . .?" Iill allace, science: "People moving things on my desk." Patti Salerno, English: "Students that won't allow them- selves to think for themselves." Diane McMeans, English: "Asking a per- son to do something, and they agree, but one Moses, history teacher, goes through the process of preparing a test for her classes. Students think it's a pain ust studyingifor a 30 question test in a class, but just stop and think what t e teacher has to do. joe Salinas photo. then don't do it." Rosemarx Evans, English: " student asking a question and not istening to the answer." Diane Iaworski, biolog: "TI-IE XEROX MAC INE!" K a r e n Z e s k e , English: "I dislike im- m e n s e l y w h e n students use the word got, even if it is in the ictionary!" Karen Sargent, math: "When students ask, 'Why we have to do this?', or 'Where are we ever gloing to use this?' I fee they're not mature enough to understand the reasons for learning." Greg lackson, algebra: "Dealing with people who give infor- mation without really knowing what they're talking about. ne who doesn't know should not pretend he does." . Story by Lynda Kain. Van Wago ner-Zeske 1 2 1 frwfsss -RlDlE ere's Proof. While some students shoved their books into their lockers, thinking that they would have time in the morning to finish an assignment, others dragged piles of books home or to the libraries to master a lesson by endless hours of studying. A special group of us, through hard work and determina- tion, made it to regionals of the Academic Decathalon en- abling them to advance to state finals in San Antonio and finish in the top ten. The valedictorian and the salutatorian along with the other top ten finalist were deservedly applauded at the senior awards ceremony. Scholarship winners were also recognized for their hard work. Highlighted honor roll lists were placed in almost every single classroom to show those students who were able to maintain a 7 point average or higher. Making the grade showed something special - Proven Performance. L ibrary aide T. I. 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I iNUlF:llK!lKillll.l'l wa-'im I ' 15153555 l1EIl!lI'lI!U.llll Eiiillllllll How to procrastinate yu me away-Ms.am.' 10 ways to be a Brown-noser Ateacher's pet. Not a bad thing to be when it comes to extra help in a hard subject. Some knew from the first day of their class that they would or would not get along with a teacher, but for others it took certain steps and time to establish and execute an academic relation- ship with an educator and become a true Brown-noser. 1 Volunteer to stay after class. A teacher always ap- ' preciates a student who cleans the erasers, washes the chalkboard and grades papers. Although teacher's pets tend to be prone to ridicule, results in the grade book made up for it. 2 Don't forget your manners. If a teacher asks you a 0 yesfno question, reply with a "yes ma'am," or "no ma'am." lExcept, ofcourse, if your teacher happens to be a male-.J An educated adult does not condone "yea" or ifnaW.ny 3 Be honest. If you truly did not do your homework, 0 'fess up to your responsibility, unless of course you have a good excuse. Remember, "My dog ate my homework" is obviously outdated so try to be little more creative. 4 Remember their birthdays. Bringing a cake and a 0 few gifts is a small price to pay for missing a class period. Simply don't ask how old they are, but come bearing gifts such as diamond rings, new cars or a trip for two to Aruba. 5 Acknowledge their presence outside of school. If you see 0 your teacher at the grocery store or at the mall, don't ig- nore them. They not only have lives after your class period, but they also wear jeans, go to the movies and eat out at restaurants. 6 Ask interesting questions. If a question pops into your U head that will add to a class discussion, raise your hand. A teacher will respect a student who has new facts to offer or an opinion about a controversial subject. 7 Compliment their appearance. Take notice of a new out- 0 fit or hairstyle. Everyone likes to be complimented on the way they look. And don't forget, it takes up class time. 8 Follow the rules of the class. If a certain teacher has 0 quirks about gum chewing, passing notes or brushing your hair, don't argue. A good student will follow the rules without question. He also remembers that it is good to give adults a sense of power now and then. 9 Be courteous. Don't struggle raising your hand in the 0 middle of a lecture to ask if you can go to the bathroom or walk across the room to throw away a piece of paper. Wait until the appropriate time to do such matters. 10 Realize grades are earned, not given. Don't blame ' your teachers because you failed your final exam, which failed you for the semester. Whatever the case, recognize where the fault really lies. 1 2 Academic Survival fs C ollege night allowed many iuniors and seniors to get literature concerning schools they were interested in. It hel ed students realize that preparation for college started way before graclliation and it was good to prepare early. Iunior Kyle Harrington and Senior Chris Coranado fill out information cards to receive packets from one of the universitites represented at college night. Stephanie Mashman photo. G etting into the good graces of some teachers was easier for some and harder for others. Most students found that the best way to ex- tablish a good relationship with a teacher was to follow the rules, tr and partici ate in their class. Although students had to make a few adll justments llrom class to class because different teachers had rules. Iunior Tina Shupe gets her books ready for her next class. Shannon Woodson photo. I' ,av C . ' 15' X Q -" ' fe " f Passin a class I '.Q, 1 Do all the assignments. Look at each homework 0 assignment as a challenge. 2 Study with a friend. Compare notes and quiz each 0 other before an exam. lHint: It is easier to study without the radio or television.J 3 Be friends with the teacher. Establish a good rela- A 0 tionship with the teacher and this will allow you to I feel more comfortable when asking for help. 4 Take good notes. Maintain a note-taking technique ' of your own that will allow you to get accurate information. 5 Cram. If your daily study intentions have failed ' you, don't set your alarm - remember you are not going to sleep, you are going to study. lthough man students shared the same study habits. Some choose Ate stud! whille watching TV, listening to the radio or being quized by a frien . Senior Iohn Pugh plu s into his headphones as e looks over his notes for an exam that needs more than just one night of cram- ming. Ioe Salinas photo. W 1 'E ' ,J f X, A ' 1 -.f fl? ,. 7 "9 Y My homework gf- time is spent . . . l in total silence M with the radio on bl talking on the phone in the bath tub . at V M with friends in bed v.. if with the T.V. on at the dinner table s v Q lil fl S H. ' 4 I -0 - i 1 if 5 fi ' t 1 ' Academ1cSurv1val' ...--,,,...-. My favorite subject is . . P my English class 7th period auto mechanics my speech class lunch lof coursel basketball study hall ven though some students tried to beat the system, most of them Efound out through trial and error that this was not possible. Many of them found out the best way to get along with teachers and principals was to follow the rules. Vice-Principal Linda Ivins explains cafeteria procedures to Seniors Kevin Furgeson and Brian Willms. Steve Mashman photo Although most students manage to get up in the mornings, many of them were plagued with a bad case of the yawns all through the day. Some found it difficult to survive a whole day of school without a little snooze during a study hall or some other free time. Lack of sleep was caused by working late at a part-time job or putting off homework until late at night. Chad Windham photo. How to Cram 1 Get organized. Bring home all books, notes or ' reviews and organize them for easier access to information. 2 Lock yourself in a quiet room. Don't be tempted ' away from your books by outside distractions. That means no radio, no TV and no telephone. Study sitting up. An old superstition says that a stu- ' dent should study in a same position that he is go- ing to be tested in because it helps him remember better. This may not be true but it can't hurt. 4 Stock up on coffee, coke or chocolate. This will ' help you stay awake in case your cramming goes past your bedtime. 5 Be positive, you know the information. Go over all ' the material you lost sleep over the night before. 1 2 6 Academic Survival. I 2 tea? 2 X I I l We N,..-.------ l!iWtll'Hlt!llillIllllllw1 lIl!!l1ll'lWU.Il- llliiillllllll Procrastination: 10 steps . 770, MWAM7, ff! t seems as though students could always do I things such as talking, other homework or note- writing when they did not have permission form from their teachers. It is the opposite when the teacher gives freetime because doing those things did not seem as worthwhile with permission. Senior Becky Burry and her classmates discuss a fund raising project. Steve Mashman photo. 10 steps to survive taking notes lthough we do not condone inattention or wandering minds during lectures, we realize from experience that "getting out our note-talking aparati" can get a little old. So here are a few suggestions to help you in your fight against monotony. 1 Do your nails. lt is about time for a manicure and ' there is not better time than during a boring lec- ture. Don't forget your file, clippers and polish. not moved from the last time you looked. Well, in- vestigate the matter. See if you can actually catch the hands moving. 2 Stare at the clock. You swear the clock has l 3 Change the topic of discussion. Ask a question that ' you know your teacher has a definite opinion about. Remember a highly controversial subject can get your classmates and teacher in an uproar and therefore time will pass-sit back and enjoy. 4 Write a conversational letter. You see that person 0 sitting next to you - have a conversation on paper. Write "What have you been up to?" and they will answer "Not much. You?" and so on. Besides if this per- son is a member of the opposite sex that you have been trying to get to know it makes a great icebreaker. 5 Clean out your purse or wallet. Get rid of that every- 0 day junk that piles up such as candy wrappers and old letters. After you've finished reorganizing look at your pic- tures and rearrange the photos so that you see your more recent friends then count your money. 6 Do assignments for another class. Do some extra 0 credit work for subject that your average is suffering. You will really be on top ofthings. 7 Daydream. Think about all the places you'd rather be 0 and all things you could be doing. It is a good way of wasting time but try and stay a little alert in case the teacher asks you a question. 8 Average your grades. Find out your academic stand- 0 ing in each of your classes. Academic students are found doing this quite often because it eases their minds while their not listening. 9 Draw on your bookcovers. Put your mark on your 0 bookcovers with pictures, boyfriends or girlfriends names or your profound artwork. 1 0 Take a nap. Since you stayed up extra late, take a 0 snooze,. But be careful of a clever teacher. They might not wake you when the bell rings and you could arise two periods later with another class - what a nighmare! J27 Il I 6 .' '..... I numaltqlwlllllsun .M 'Ig' ,IWIWMIII 6ZwcZ!,ffl-ca'fa,6Z1d,!mZ4zu The art of being a Procrastinator Are you a procrastinator when it comes to homework? If the answer is no and you would like to learn how to be lazy, put things off and be irrespon- sible, here is a list of suggestions to help you make time for everything but homework. 1 Watch TV. The television set in an easy way to get ' sidetracked from one's responsibilities. But if you do have some good intentions, at least open your books in front of you and try to do a little when a commercial comes on. 2 Clean your room. Aren't you tired of stepping over ' clothes, books or whatever else is lying around your room? Well, you might as well get in there and try a little organization. Don't forget the closet, Behind the furniture and under the bed. 3 Go shopping. The mall is calling you. This is the ' last day of a big sale so you have to go. Besides, you can't go to school, homework complete or incomplete, without something to wear. 4 Call a friend. Dial a long-winded friend that you ' have not talked to in a long time and find out what they have been doing for the last year or so. It is impor- tant to keep in touch with people that you don't get to see very often. 5 Take inventory of the refrigerator. Before any ' academic strain you need nutrition, don't you? Try to scope out the fridge, cabinets and freezer to see if your mom has hidden anything good for a special occasion. 6 Accidentally fall asleep. This is very simple. First, ' go to bed fully clothed and then place your book over your face. This will appear that you did make an at- tempt to study and who knows, maybe you can absorb some information while you sleep - like nuclear fall out. I7 Give your mother a hand with the housework. 0 Your mom has been trying to get you to vacuum, take out the trash and wash dishes all your life. Surprise her. If you really get industrious, wash the family car and clean out the garage. 8 Pick a fight with a family member. Not only does ' this release tension and frustration, but it will take a good hour or so. Warning: This could lead to groun- dings, withholdings of funds and present situations when you have nothing else to do but homework. 9 Read a magazine. Tell yourself you will start your ' homework after you read a magazine or two. Then search the house for all you can find, even ifit's Headers' Digest, National Geographic, or Good Housekeeping. 1 0 Take care of your pet. Rover hasn't been bathed ' in weeks and the evidence of this lingers behind him. And what about that poor goldfish. He doesn't deserve algae growing on the side of his bowl. Take care of your pets even though itis not a real pleasant ex- perience. Anything is better than homework, isn't it? 1 2 8 Academic Survival Get it rolling 1 Plan out your activities every day. Draw a line 0 down a clean sheet of paper and label one side "Things I want to do" and the other "Things I need to do." This will help you situate your priorities so you can take care of them first. 2 Set long term goals. Someone has to be president. 0 Why not you? Look into the future and set some positive goals no matter how far away they may seem. Smile. What is a face if itis not smiling and looking 0 forward to a new day? A good way to get motivated is to roll up your sleeves, have a cheerful attitude and dive in! When the teacher gives freetime to do homework, some students took advantage of the opportunity, but others either talked to friends, did other assignments or daydreamed instead of getting their homework over with. Senior Steve George gets his notes together for an algebra review. Steve Mashman photo. unior Christy Thurman uses her lunch time to talk to her friends about her weekend plans, Some students choose to use their half an hour to go to the library, study for tests, do homework, specialize or eat lunch. Putting off homework and study time was a common practice among students who even when given the time to do a particular assignment choose to do it later. Steve Mashman photo. Sayings Delayers hate The early bird catches the worm! Don't put it off till tomorrow. It's a brand new day! Give it your all! A little hard work never p A hurt anybody. to No pain no gain. me sw-.e -nf Academic Survival 1 2 9 TopS of '86 named Mr., Miss NHS s four years of extracur- ricular activities and hard work came to a close, specula- tion ran rampant as everyone wondered who would be nam- ed Mr. and Miss NHS. In the spring, each teacher nominated two students for Mr. I I I i'ii' Faculty selects Daniels, Batto as top Vikings frominameless ' ballots D , , I ,--- .,.,f r- f W-255, new ., W . I ' YEL, K M" UI! t.AllY1lll l'll1lI'llll -ll l9lYh1ll'lll o . -IPHAI-I HEI H lllllllllll s llllllllll assess . " ' - .1 325525225 I e - - I 255525223 ' I ririgigii I - ' f 555552329 , I . .5E3E5EgE5 , . , . Heath and Rachel are the two most t. exceptional, Spevfvvvlvf students I 've worked with. They ii. ,, ' are both brilliant, personable, ideal I young people. Vice Principal Linda Ivins and Miss NHS, respectively. Once the initial' voting was Completed, three nominees for each title were selected by means of the number of nominations received. The faculty and administrators then looked over the information sheet that listed each nominee's activities and honors for their four years of high school. They voted for Mr. and Miss NHS without truly knowing who they chose because the information was sent around with no names, on- ly facts. Speculation ended at the Senior Awards Assembly in May as Valedictorian Heath Daniels and Salutatorian Rachel Batto were named as Mr. and Miss NHS. "I was very surprised when I heard my name because I wasn't expecting it," Daniels said. "I enjoyed being named Mr. NHS more than being valedictorian because I ad- mired people who had received it in the past." During his four years at Nimitz, Daniels was a member of the National Honor Society, serving as president for two years, ranked first in his class for four years, was a member of TRON, Student Council, Spanish and Latin clubs, Number Sense, placed first at UIL District Ready Writing, and was named Who's Who in Math. Like Daniels, Batto was a member of the National Honor Society, serving as secretary and treasurer, was a member of Mu Alpha Theta. the Academic Decathlon, Bard, was a National Merit Scholar and was named Who's Who in Spanish. "Heath and Rachel are the two most exceptional, spec- tacular students I've worked with. They are both brilliant, personable, ideal young peo- ple," Vice principal Linda Ivins said. V Althoughtwinning-the title of Mr. and Miss NHS created pride, the pride went deeper than just receiving the titleg the pride came from a sense of ac- complishment after twelve years. Story by Wendy Furguson. y I If .. S alutatorian- Rachel Batto walks across the stage to receive her diplornaat graduation. Batto' delivered - the Salutatoriaifs Address with a speech entitled "We - Can Make A Difference." Stephanie Masliman photor I aledictorian. Heath Daniels and Salutatorian VRachel.Batto lead the senior class into Texas Stadium during theopeninggprocessional. Daniels -and Batto were selected Mr. and Miss N1-is by the faculty for their outstanding' contributions tothe schoolg Car-5 e I - 'rieSkeenphoto. Q f E Academics e elivering higtyaledictoriafs address to the senior class and guests at D g1'aduation,1Se11ior Heath Daniels chose the topic "Dare to Be Dif- ferent." Daniels led the graduates across the stage to receive their diplomas from school board members. Stephanie Mashman photo. C elebrating with the Academic Decathlon team in San Antonio, Senior Rachel Batto joins other team members to boast about Nimitz' ninth place finish in the state competition. Gary Schepf photol NINITE ' hu 29 M? 1'- 6 "'v:z"1'. ,E-133' if it-6' '-i r- -5- -f' --rt' ,.. ..L',,....W.,',...Y.,,,.'..,r.". ,,.., :vzg-" "Wg, 'rv-:', --rf. A'- "'v:-'. ,, Q.,.Y.:"ggo: f: - ':,:' -un.r'n-r 1-cy n-fu-1 'AP 'Q' lv" - -xk ,....--o :nr f 1-lr - -'v-' 4 - :yrs-tif. 'ivy 1' -xr "'fr' "'1 ...air K - L .is 'v,,..."""". .., .12 -- 41 gg , 9 t,,....4r1A1 rMr.A and MissNHS 131 "9 . , j ff Band Baseball Boys' Basketball Teresa Parsons Alfred Antonetti Don Danford The Who's Who recipient should Alfred was our most consistent I chose Don Danford because he have a good attitude, try out for pitcher on the team. His attitude was our Most Valuable Player for everything, and always strive to and leadership were probably the the '85-'86 season. Don played win. biggest reasons he was selected. hard all year and had a good Teresa Parsons Coach Bryan Harwell year. Coach Iohn Kras 4 i' Chemistry Choir Debbie Hendrix Del Howard As a Chemistry ll student, Debbie Who's Who in Choir should go to has shown her intelligence, wit the most outstanding choir senior and laboratory abilities through member. The member must show the year. leadership by being an officer. Chemistry teacher Teresa Hasty Del Howard 1 3 2 Academics i l 7 Computer Science Iim Burden Because of his work, lim has proved to be a consistent programmer. His computer talents go unquestioned because of his dedication. Computer teacher Gary Schepf Q Girls' Basketball Academic Business Business Skills Ieannie Skelton Becky Craig Michael Wolfe Ieannie was the Complete team B9CkY has exhibited U ered! defll Ieguld have killed Mr, Schepffor player. Many times she sacrificed Ofubilify, talent and maturity in saying the week before, "Who in personal goals for the betterment UCf1d9mfC SUbl9CfS, 9SP9CfUllY in their right mind would give you ofthe team. the UF90 Of UCCOUHUUS- an award?" Coach AI Tiller BUSUICSS fell!-'hel' GUFY SCh9Pf Michael Wolfe om, t i ll DECA Maria Elizondo Mrs. johnson is the most informative and supportive teacher l've had the privilege of having - she's been a friend. Maria Elizondo J - we Drafting Drill Team Brent Lovelady Bridgette Dozier The criteria for the Who's Who in When lheard my name Drafting should include my announced, I was very proud and attitude in class, past excited becauselfelt all the tears, accomplishments and my hard work and practice had paid classroom performance. Brent Lovelady Bridgette Dozier Who's Who 1 4 1 :wp-f English Football German Scott Hunt Kirk Burgess Darby Adams He was consistently conscientious Kirk is most deserving because he Iwas very proud to have been in performance, exhibited an worked hard in practice and named as Who's Who. Ifelt it was eager positive attitude, and played games with great an honor given to me by the possessed a natural skill in all intensity. school and Mrs. Christenberry. areas. Coach Mike Farda Darby Adams English teacher Brenda Martin MV, , Iournalism Cindy Tamayo The Iournalism Who's Who should be someone who is dependable, with determination and respect for others. Cindy Tamayo Academics 4 .ami L?" Latin George De La Rosa Ifelt a rush of excitement and thrill of conquering a goal I had set two years ago when Ifirst became interested in Latin. George De La Rosa Math Heath Daniels Fm proud that Heath won Who's Who in Math and I'm very thankful that he's my son. Mrs. Daniels i 5 - l 1 I an .... l Golf HECE Homemaking Kenny Almanza Amy Marbut Kerry Street The Who's Who in golf should AmY,COmplf?ted,t"Y0 Years of When Ms. Barbee announced my have patience, self-endurance 235211125g21gfngggg1'1igo?1nbOth name as the Who's Who, l was and self-motivation for success in years- She is G very dedicated, surprised and flattered. golf. industrious teacher. Kerry SITES! Kenny Almqnzq HECE teacher Barbara Copeland NIROTC Orchestra Girls' PE Doug Rhodes Daniel Nix Natilie Chaves The NIHOTC Who's Who must be The Orchestra Who's Who should Natilie received the Who's Who an all-around perfect example, a have musical talent, leadership, award because she demonstrates great leader and consistently a dependability and dedication. excellent prowess in dance, great performer. Daniel Nix getting along with others, and a Doug Rhodes desire to excel. Coach Ianet Cochran Who's Who 1 3 5 '33-F 13,2 22710334 JE Physics Soccer Annie Iohn Vince Zost Ifeel that Mr. Sitton looked for It was an honor to be named determination and hard work. He Who's Who in Soccer. Some enjoys students who make an people told me I would get it, but I extra effort to understand. wasn't sure. Annie Iohn Vince Zost 4 i Social Studies Steve Mashman Because he cares to know and gains knowledge outside, as well as inside the classroom about social studies, he was chosen. Social Studies teacher Carol Pier .sew '3 ,pw 'IV zvv Girls' Track Theresa Smith When I heard my name, Ifelt a special feeling of achievement and honor, an honor where I gave my school, my peers and myself pride. Theresa Smith 1 3 6 Academics a' t S f' , 'fl L 'vi . 59 fi as VOCT VOE Craig Crum Michelle Sutton lchose Craig Crum for Who's When lwant a job done right, l Who in VOCT because he was give it to Michelle. Michelle is very dependable, had a cheerful always the first volunteer for a personality and represented the difficult project. club. OEA teacher Mary Lee Brown VOCT teacher Rosemary Evans 5 is . 4. Spanish Speech Boys' Track Rachel Batto Karen Sutherland Brian Willms l think Who's Who in Spanish was When l received the Who's Who, I Brian Willms was instrumental in based on ability to speak and felt proud. lfelt l was the best in leading Nimitz to two district 3 write the language and a myfield and as if the hard work championships and was l willingness to experiment with had paid off. deserving ofthe Who's Who new constructions. Karen Sutherland award. t Rachel Batto Coach Milton Watson Volleyball Lisa Ierpi Lisa was very excited to receive the Who's Who award, and we were very pleased for her. Mrs. Ierpi ' i 49? c:': Woodworking Wrestling Tim Burson Dennis Hammer To receive the Woodworking The Who's Who in Wrestling must Who's Who, you should be a good establish a certain amount of student willing to learn and try placement points and contribute your best. medal points to the team. Tim Burson Dennis Hammer Who's Who 1 3 7 'nf 'ww it-6,1 " ' 5 Y x Q A Q YN L. -.mqh J., Mm . :I Class styles are grey wall-busters W alking through the door of the classroom, attitudes changes with the scenery as quickly as the weather changes in Texas. The way a room is set up many reflect the way students attitudes and behavior are presented. "Be quiet, sit down, prepare to take notes" were often heard by students from teachers all over the building before the bell ever rang. But there is a major dif- ference between a teacher who will allow students to get comfortable and those who keep their rooms look- ing like cellblocks. An em t yrn that soon will be fllllezf with lots of noise and activity the newspaper room soon bustl- ing with conversations of what topics to present in the next paper, the homemak- ing rooms coming alive with the smells of good things cooking or the busy whir of sewing machines. Some classes present a more free environment allowing talk- ing and movement. Students did relax more noticably in these comfor- table rooms. There is no sit down and stare at the chalk board here. They all have a personal touch, something unique brought to a bare room b the teacher who presidedlthere. "In my classroom the students seem to be in a more comfortable and relaxed mood,"' science teacher Diane McLean said. "Maybe it is the way l decorate my room. It is a lit- tle different." The geometric figures that hang from the ceiling or the atomic models on the cabinets are all clues about what goes on the rooms. Each room develops its own H ow far is it to South Africa, Sri Lanka or New Zealand? It was an easy question to answer with a map like this commanding attention on the wall in Carol Pier's history room. The entire world was painted on the wall in bright colors making it easier for students to calculate distances and locations of countries being discussed in current events classes. Chad Windham photo. ii, is ". special personality, de- pending onthe teacher. "It's not just the students that change the appearance of the classroomf traveling biology teacher Pat Austin said, "but the teachers Teachers' personalities and subjects are often reflected in classroom decor themselves change it." "Wade was a gift from a good friend who is also a teacher," journalism teacher Carrie Skeen said of her rubber chicken clock hanging over the black- board. "He knew how im- portant it was to have a little un in the classroom." Do we learn better in a more comfortable at- mosphere? Who knows? But comfort able places make the whole process a lot easier. 1 J I s I 4" I . lIIllllll my: Mllllllll 'A lIlI"llll ll an nun' IIYQJAIII nu . . :g.:.-.54 r 1 1 - I I I :5:::::,:3 ' . A . fff:E:3:1: v 1 .5.g.5:g:: 4 . :f:Q:i:f:2 You can tell a lot by the way a classroom looks. I like to have something to look at iflfeel like I'm going to fall asleep. 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"Learning to speak in front of people with planned thoughts prepares you for the real world," American History teacher Helen Bradley said. Students provided addi- tional reasons for oral reports. "Oral reports are assigned to teach students to be more self-assured and in hopes that it will build self- esteem," Iunior Iennifer Iohnson said. "I think oral reports let the teacher getr to know the students better because their personality shows more than in their writing," Iunior Donna Sherritt said. When a teacher assigned an oral report, he may have had goals they hoped the students to achieve when they finished the report. "I want to students learn how to do their own in- vestigation beyond the textbook and research to find the answers to their questionsf' Bradley said. To some students the whole procedure of an oral report was hard, but others thought certain parts were most difficult. "The hardest part is when you first get up in front of the class and say your first few sentences," Sherritt said. Even though the bad points stacked higher than the good, stud'ents thought there was a good side to oral reports. i "Even though you might not learn anything from the report itself, you'll be less, nervous the next time," Iohnson said. Oral reports designed to teach self-confidence, esteem, not r anxiety Unbelievable as it seems, the sweaty palms, shaky hands, weak knees, and the stammering voice go away and the person realizes that everyone in the class will be in his -shoes one day. Story by Wendy Furguson. ...Z I ' D uring commencement exercises at Texas Stadium, Valedictorian Heath Daniels delivers his gradua- tion speech to the class of 1986 and their families. Oral reports were assigned to prepare students for the future with the ability to speak in front of a group of people. Stephanie Mashman photo. I 'fx N K 4 6 s.. S tudying an information packet in preparation for the state Decathalon meet, Senior decathlete Dennise Gar- cia discovers the answers to her questions. As part of their study regiment, the decathletes gave a one-minute im- promptu speech and a five-minute planned speech. Kevin Carr photo. UI! IJIIHIII l'l llllnllll Ill l9 lYhll'lll llY?1dlll HEI lllllllflll llllllllll . . A 15:55:55 I :-:-:gg F 1 ' 1 ' . 4 . :f:f:Q:2:E v V :::::-:gs :-:-:-:-: ' ' 'f:f:5:3i . . E , . 1 1 The hardest part of an oral report IS standing up 1n front of the eople you eat Iunc with party w1th and even the people you dont hang around, and talk. Iunior Iennifer Iohnson Oral Reports 1 4 1 fortime, pressure W ho would .spendti S several hours at school and then spend nights and weekends study- ing for a chance at 314,000 in scholarships? A member of the Academic Decathion would to Qdesireprovide fuicentive for long hours of 5, 1' V l ,, 2 llllllllllll ellelell efll r llllllklllfllll lu l!!l!'Illl s -ll-llllhiflllll i -IIFIIIIIZUEI il???iiEf1f 5 'Jeff and did. Students and teachers alike agreed that a desire to be the best motivated the decathletes. "Desirefis the most impor- tant requirement forr a decathlete, but SATXACT ,scores and past classes are also importantf' Coach Carol Pier said. a 'Ifhe decathlon team met or ' tv I'm proud of ,ff 0 Nimitz as a whole. s ,es V lt it tlp, nm I got into this t't is ,Q 5 C p1Academic Decathlonj because 40" . V I was tired of hear- at t ing that we weren't ' 1 ' ' as capable as other 1 ? M schools. Now, the whole city and S QQ state know. Coach S' 'S a Carol Pier , for two hours, three days a week beginning With the first day of school 8'1'1dfi11??z creasing to two hours every day and 9-4 on Saturdays after Christmas holidays.. 'tThe pressure to get everything done and working on Saturdays are the bad aspects of being on the team," Senior decathlete Dennise Garcia said. The decathletes studied six subject areas lhistory, English, math, science, fine arts, and economical to prepare for the super quiz at regionals in 'February where they placed seconds and state in March where they placed ninth. Although the decathletes' and ,coaches saw time and pressure as drawbacks, they also 'found some good with the bad. t 0 "Being a decathlete, you relearn everything and ap- ply kanovsrledge to its fullest extent," Senior Mdecathlete So-Yot1ngfKiin said. 'fThe ,most rewarding thing about coaching is to hear the yelling and cheer- ing for ,the academic abilities just like for the athletic abiIiti'es,"fPier said. Although the decathletes spent long hours with their noses in the books, they en- joyed theinselveswas they gained valuable experience andireceivetii the opportuni- ty at scholarships. 'Story by Wendy Furguson. A fter placing ninth out of' 29 ter-xmsiat state ljecathlon meet, the t Academic Decathlon team and coaches display their self-satisfaction with the Hefifly 40.000 points accumulated attthe statecompetition in Antonio on March 12. Gary Schepfphoto, , pa t li s ofthe support group of Nimitz faculty and sfiiderits traveled to-San: Antonio to cheer on the decathletes, Seniors -.urns ' Pierce, Daniel Kirby, Juniors Cindy Mee and Tabatha Moore stand in front of the-Governors Mansion to take pictures of the captial building,g2Gary,Scliepf pesto. r l . 1 1 if L V y ' ,z bw111a+vc1ff-.,1 4 ' J r F inding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, Senior Decathlete Elizabeth Ioseph receives her medal for months of time-consuming study- ing and hard work to be the best. The decaihletes began studying in the sum- mer and gradually increased their study time during the year. Gary Schepf photo. ealizing that more than nine months of hard work is complete, Iunior Rdecathlete Eric Habercamp shows his medal at the awards ceremony for the Texas Academic Decathalon. Habercamp was the only junior as well as the only male on the decathlon team. Gary Schepf photo. Academic Decathlon 1 4 3 3:5L,I1,111.1, r. and H :misss , . 3 fades i 1-1 fig on one side, short on ther other-blonde- bfrown-red- hla,cik-purple- Blonde, brown ilglitidfl Purple- -1i3iE1iksy+-Gur1y- lff2i1???iiieht-rQ31Bd- you oooo if WKS but ffa SUPS -if ,o,, i, Blouses- e ' shirts-sweat eirs-sweats- sweatshirts-T s h i r t s - t a n k tops-both-Tops were mixed, matched, coor- dinated and -Sometimes- just thrown on. 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Murray. ways until the next day. gg n your mark, Get set, Go" was an appropriate expression to describe students approximately one I, second after the 3:30 bell sounded. The race to get out of Drivers started their engines, and most found that they had a five minute wait to take-off time. Some spent their five minutes listening to their favorite music while others used the time to chat with friends they no longer had in class. This was also a good time to show off one's car. Others waited until the traffic lessened. .,,: I-, 5 wk z. 5.4: ,5 "My boyfriend and I usually take our time getting to our locker and getting homework so we don't have to wait but a few seconds to get out of the parking lot," said Senior Becky The process of moving inch by inch finally ended as everyone's turn came to exit. Everyone went their separate 5026 D' .fbusz Iolih fi A year of celebrations, progress but not without tragedies 4 Two devastating earthquakes jolt Western and Central Mexico, leaving more than 7,000 dead. 4 Farm Aid a benefit concert in Champaign Il linois organized by singer Willie Nelson raises about S7 million to help US farmers 4 First day of school Nimitzs new library opens leaving the old facility to be used as a study hall 4 Dr William McKinney becomes superinten dent of Irving ISD 4 No Pass No Play ruling in effect for its first full year 4 Texas celebrates its 150 birthday - es- quicentennial fever! 4 Delta Flight 191 crashes at DFW airport. 4 White Water closes. 4 Prince Charles comes to Texas. - F. .,.,,,., ,,. y.. V. ,. ..., -. .., ,,.,... .. 4 Seat belt law requiring front seat passengers to wear their belts goes into effect. 4 Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 70 seconds after take off killing crew of seven, including the first civilian teacher Christa McAuliffe. 4 Halley s Comet returns 4 US makes a bombing raid on Libya. 4Nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, Russia explodes 4 Phllippines Corazon Aquino becomes president of the 4 Hands Across America Americans holding hands from Los Angeles to New York, helps to raise money for the homeless and less fortunate. 4 Mark White and Bill Clements win their par- ties' nomination for a rematch to be governor. 4 Texas repeals the Blue Laws and the malls open on Sunday. Sita- .. . .., 2 G'.lM.35ifG5'.2i'1f?J!F"' fn.y,.'F'f31 .1-if-1-51-3-1 s. , ,,.w L . I 4- Z... V, 3 ,. .li-.v. ff., Aff'-.'-,:z 4'fi?'ftatf1'sbb'14lgf51-fkgtanl 1if:'i2Y"1Pf'vi'm4' -1' ini? J 2:1"kY":7fli'1ff Q- " '4 .- alflllga thi? 1 F 1 jlrving. streets-fivere time? 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'I I, January February JOIILIAIZY I ' NEW YEARS " 'CIBC S!! 5 H ll X5 - Jonumev 3 - oooz to school LA F mnfiii 555 Jwutf' .mr 14 rv We 'I 5+ U- 5+ LI - 5+ Ii ' Favorites Dance Y or I open campus Iunoh - Mcbonaldg I I 4 21 - 6-wee ks .I Jouumg 21 - new Semistef Fcbruarq ww JAP-IUARH 2.4 - PTA DCKVILC 'gf JJ I w:i:'ii"ia-. -, -- 1- . -. at .Ls f .-, .5. f 42 .2- - . ummer ' f Mm 3 - spnng cram ue om S 86 . 1 . " is une 2 . . . The sunlight from my window awoke me as f MNJ 4 - W Sqghgrfbfd Plgnrf, Ol' FFITL I made a mad dash to see what time it was. I threw my - '31 alarm clock down, !?I!, it was 8 a.m.! "Why didn't you go MALI Q - If" off?!" I yelled. But then it occurred to me - It was the J , 5 6 Oi first day of summer. The next three months were all e ANN-I Z2 ' in ILYYIC mine. . PY. q mat Dwi uf! My had mood changed instantly as I thought of my op- MAQ ,Bl - QPADUATIONI Aghmiy gfjtll Q- tions. I could get a part-time job, go on vacation, or yes, f ' J.. sleep late and sunbathe! 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WEZJL -' U C30 A ! 1 Pau. ze .YENIOR PROM if abr- u- gul ideas of Paradise 1. Hawaii 6. Bahamas 2. Florida 7. Galveston 3. Colorado 8. Texas 4. London 9. Arkansas 5. California 10. Mexico THX... . . ,, f 5 'ff-:H 5 1 .. . W gg., it nrlfx F, 5vt15,fQ,.n U' rl- A . gt! , . gg. L '.g!zg..+ g H ., ,. I. . k,,r gm... ,. li. V- t, ' ' "1 ,Q ,- . ' '4 ' A' g . . , .., , ,. Tube Atternatives 4 Talk on the phone. Call an old friend you have not talked to in a long time. They are probably just as bored as you. 4 Sleep. While you have some free time catch up on those z's you've been missing by doing homework late at night after all the good shows are over. 4 Eat. This is number one on the priority list. Don't waste any time. Dive into the refrigerator for your favorite snack. 4 Exercise. Now that you've eaten, work off those extra pounds, get into shape. Take a jog or ride your bike to a friend's house. 4 Listen to the radio. Get into the Top Forty hits. Don't miss out on the latest songs. For a kick, give the Kidd a call. 4 Do your homework. You can hear your algebra book calling your name. It wouldn't hurt to get your assignments done the night before instead of doing them hurriedly the next morning. 4 Go gout. Remember those people that you call Hfriendsu? Well, don't be anti- social. Go to McDonald's with one of them for an ice cream or hamburger. 4 Have a conversation with your Mom or Dad. You know the times your Dad says, "What are you going to do with your life?" This time instead of giving him that "leave me alone" look, talk about the future. 4Beat up your little brother or sister. Iust remember the time they got into your makeup or flattened your football. Straighten them out a little while you have some spare time. 4 Write a letter. You remember the per- son you have promised to write at least ten times? You have started but never finished. This time don't forget to mail it. -5 "f-. t f v .-"' T Same time, next week Favorite TV shows W tg. 5 i 1. Cosby Show . 2. Miami Vice . . 3. Moonlighting COSBY 4. F '1 T' 'iw 8IT11 y 188 3 ,t . 5. Dynasty , iff 6. Insiders 7. Dallas G- 8 - . Knot's Landing Q, 3 9. Who's The Boss? K s 2 " ' A -'-f'-' ww 1 n- ff. K-Mseucc.. 'lf E . , , .:..e'.-e,-g.-- f.- ,r , 11 1 X xg 1 -l L , M., Station Relations Favorite Radio Stations 1. 97.1 KEGL 2. Q102 3. KSCS 96.3 4. KZEW The ZOO 5. KISS 106.1 . ... .- hh' , , 1.. , 'fm' .X i ' .'..'--. ' - 1 '.",4ff . ' ' a f break,-.1 fj 1 Q 9 . r '.'s'ch0'ol'f-"K if Dee Busseyfandjf "Marti ' - ws1Ch'Knmf's ' on afternoon- -Ma ny . 1 wat- .-eatygi A 51' -in-n 4 Don't touch that dial! ' a re you a Restless Radio Roamer? The Roamer never stays on one station. He constantly turns the dial to avoid endless com- mercials, nerve-racking Dlis, or unsatisfactory songs. Another feature of the Roamer is his 4 ability to know exactly how far to turn the dial r to find another station or which button to push without looking. Since it is impossible for a radio station to play exactly what each listener wants to hear, ,.1. 1 , s Q- 4 fi the Roamer will never be cured of his constant '- affliction. hen many students jump into their cars some say the first thing they did after turning the key is looking for something good on the radio. This habit did not stop after the car started moving. That was only the beginning to a never-ending search. Candy Smilie photo. -gg.. X. Ali f Fi, : f-qt... gi 1 .-, f. . y . Ig. 2. I ' '?i. s'N"-FI, L +254 'L n'-. , ,,.f . sv.: , 1 LANG 4 pw- nz 1' ' fQ",X 5 2.6: -3-rl gt -211 '5'7'fft!C 'ZT1 ZZ? .er-S-zvx 3 Then's Heavy Metal Bi-level haircuts "Madonna" look Pioneer Ielly's Hairspray Video arcades Fluorescent Laying-out AMC T-tops Cf K I lf ilrxgentlylpstjgle, xfpnsciougi Juliiqri- Keiixi H 'Robertson-gmodele ,his 'latest designer 1oQks..fWn'ySzudte'mS esmb1ighed.u1eir:pwa- tihifqiieflstylefas 'their 'malrkfwhe-ther they 'wore.Q.jafr1s, ' Converse tennis ,shoesl pi -Guess' ujeeirgsfitlieyzset-1-heirs own stylel 3Ioe Salinas' '- ' ,, - fuynf arldsee Phoil?-,.A 1-F72 -rl ' -- v-.H 'ui ' ' Witty Ditties: Trendy talk sets the style "It's emblazin' " . .Senior Ben Rogers "It's casual" . . ...... Senior Ienny Suk V "Easy" . . . .luniorlennifer Iohnson "Choice" . . . . Senior Scott Alexander - "Die" ........... . . . Senior Troy Pickett "Suck a cheese fry" ........ .... I unior Danny Burznski S S plendid!" said Senior Steve Mordecai. Getting ready for a pep rally, Mordecai helps to spread the theme "Pirate Day" to promote senior spirit. The senior class left its mark l' on future pep rallies by starting class themes for a chance at wirmng the spirit stick. Steve Mashman photo. Participated ng, II! ' 'I-Flu-I ,L L-. r 4 ' . , .r"r' 'V .f -..." x-1.,,' 1- -- 'L " ' ff .. -. 4 ltr . 4.1, '. - -x ,' .. , s ..., .t,. .1 l,,,.,V.-UN, Z-tg, X. onirnalismqadviserCarx:iejSkeprr Hill wearsga 'smile even Ithoughshe 'was -involved in a, caraccident-at, HighWHY 1141 a,ndfMacArth'un' resulting in abroken- leg. and titres. months on crutcliesySt,evef'Mashrnan photo. NN I V - . ' 'ith' his" 20 letter iiamdj Sojhoiiiore 'Vi'a 'ku ar-Q A' '. ,. .. ' PM ,' JY. hm WMafgabandu5find,s,'it.diffic-iiltytat titties-to-fit his-name itfftfiefspahessp'roviiiBd'., f'When Iatgkeastafiaafqizegartssrs .fl . ,can-'usually onlyffit partjofmylinuameiorsthve'answershel-it,",' f A' .said-Margabandu. St,epIrgrnjeJVIiis'limarr ,phcitoqt X 'j V ij I 4 'af ff:-iv" - 'fi , 'E 'ffl T-fm' V More than just a name Unusual names may spark a little humor with the average Iohn Smith, but the people with the unusual names often do not find it so amusing. Sophomore Vijayakuma Margabandu has the longest name with 20 letters. Sophomores My Ngo, Can Le, and Senior ' Sang O have the shortest names. The famous named students are Seniors Michael Angelo, Tonya Tucker, Richard Burton, Iunior Peter Allen, and Freshman Bryan Adams. Ten students have the last name Iones and there are 18 students whose last name is Smith. There are others with unusual names such as Freshmen Tiger Golden, Dino Castillo, Chuck Pigg, Teresa Bass, Satin Lambg Sophomores Fabian Traharf Cin- namon Smith, Penny Wise, and Senior Ken Doll. Y- jet' - . ca, '4 s U 1.1 be . M 'Y Crutch Patrol asts crutches and canes became a familiar sight There were many students and teachers with injuries ranging from a broken finger to a broken leg I broke my leg in football practice I had to do everything differently said Senior Sammy Mendoza. I couldnt drive for about two weeks and finally I had to drive with my left oo . Iunior Susan Schoendienst had a similar accident during her tennis relays. Schoendienst was wearing a new pair of shoes and the added friction of the shoes caused her to fall, breaking both her wrists. Teachers also had their share of bad luck. English teacher David Long was riding his motorcycle to school when a truck tried to side-swipe him. In an attempt to avoid a major acci- dent he jumped the curb. Long's leg was injured, but after a couple of weeks of using a cane he was back to normal. Whether the broken bones were a result of sports' injuries or car accidents the injured would long remember. 5 W .1 - , fi lin-L an 4 .N , R Q v is ,wg emit' , i v Sc . -. A A, ..? .. .L rj . . -,.. lb Y-. iq Q Q 1 i Seniors looking ahead to the future 4 I will hopefully be playing football in the pros - either with the Cowboys or the LA Rams. Senior Ierry Edgar 4In ten years, I will be living abroad in Europe, I will be an airline atten- dant and definitely single. Senior Carla Parker 4 I am going to be an electrical engineer and married. To bring in ex- tra money I am going to be a part-time comedian and put a major computer product on the market. Senior Steve George 4 I am going to fly airplanes and make money. Senior Bryon Williams 4 I am going to be a starving artist liv- ing in a run-down community, but I will be happy. Senior Gilbert Granado 4After college, a friend and I are con- sidering joining the Peace Corps. Senior Amy Polous 4 I will be in the Navy. Senior Roshanda Edgar 4In ten years, I plan to be a stockbroker, married, with one child living in San Antonio. Senior Christy Capehart 4I want to be the President of the Philippines. Senior Bernadita Cuenca rr ..f,,..f. V. C- - ,., ,,-1.1 57.-Q' .a 21. U, ...pl .J .M , -.4 - Q' 1 .:,:f...!5:Qfqj,f', j, f A435 f-V, -'N-e Q". Ii... pf. ii I -. - Q. . .. 1 ,-5:1 if 31, 4- A 4-7" '5.f,'Q':,f ? 44 I 1 1' Q .- ,135 5,3-.1:,f,yg,,', --,TQWJI A . ,W P----"",'t,:.,.c,r'T,7r,fff,'-.1 grin-fr Ji, ..,, I 1 -. ,, ,.. 1 " 'i'l:-.P:j.'-" . fx :-1? I ,Q "f.'I!,1m :L 1 ggfg 1 : . 1:-gil Q. K-7. , " JI 'if 12 r lf 'z tv ii, 'ff i. if , i, 'Q lg , . 34. . I. ri ".f,,g ' V311 f-f ..-:.-- r c ai. ,vw - I. 4 if , :sv F. I E X ' I.. ,,' 1' .. -Q X . .- i ' ' va, 1 ,- - 4 f f. -, 7 '.-1-.. Students explain what makes a teacher I like a teacher who is nice and who encourages her students. Freshman Clinton Smith I like a teacher who enjoys what he is teaching, one who expresses that he cares. Senior Iohn Williams Friendly teachers who are easy to get along with. Sophomore Michael Croney I like a teacher who has a sense of humor, who is light-hearted, a teacher who doesn't have a strict environ- ment, a teacher who is friends with the students, one who mixes in with the students. Iunior Shilpin Patel I like a teacher who likes to joke around, one who can make and take a joke, one who is fair and one who doesn't jump to conclusions. Freshman Iohnny Turner I like a teacher who is nice, in- telligent, one who doesn't favor anyone, one who doesn't mind when you ask for help, one who doesn't give you too much homework, and one who says "hi" whenever he sees you. Freshman Aretha Aviles A teacher who knows what she is teaching, that has good knowledge of the subject, one who is fun, and has a creative way of teaching. Sophomore Kelley Antuna A teacher who enjoys teaching and who knows the subject he is teaching. Freshman Alma Silva I like teachers who are not discriminatory, those who are in a good mood not gloomy all the time, one who gives you freedom to talk as long as things don't get out of hand. Freshman Iason Edwards f".., C? 71 , , - -. v . . . f"-- - -1 A .-' .P-'J vs-,s-.f.W.. -K: , 1' pin.. 1. ,.-gif? f tgv, -.nr -f . , 'X ' . e. ,,. . V . -U.. ' 'iii ff, '5-kr X it 1 'u Ol fl D 'D U 'Q 'D QQQ panish 'teacher '1Del,iorah Ledda H talks. ' Io .Mrsf Sheryl Aldridge.'aJJQlit ther da u g'hte rt? Sop h.o'ii1otr.et .Heather HaIe,Yfs'progresx-1 at 'Al'IiEQt2KQ16IQ3Ch91',IlfghI. -' 'Q With a date and S5 . . . 4 Go to the park. On a sunny day pack a picnic lunch, play frisbee and feed the ducks. 4Rent a movie. Visit the movie store and look for a classic or a movie that you've both been dy- ing to see. Then pop some popcorn and stay home. 4 Go out for ice cream. Visit Braums and get a banana split to share. 4 Walk around the mall. Go look at all the things you'd buy, if you had the money. 4 Visit the zoo. No one outgrows the zoo. Word of warning: If the animals look interested in your date maybe you should reconsider continuing in the relationship. 4 Visit the canals. Take a long walk up and down the canal and windowshop. 4 Go to the Dollar Movie. This is a good way to get away to a real theatre and see a good movie. Come on - lt's only a dollar! 4 Get into some friendly competition. Grab some tennis rackets or a basketball and walk to your neighborhood court. 4 Go to a party. Get into the social swing of things with your friends. was ! - 3- .if-A 1 KZJQWLL I got called down in the middle of a church service At church one Sunday the pastor asked the whole youth section to please be quiet but after he said that my girlfriend kept talking to me and he added and Darrell please shut up' Senior Darrell Ingram When I was trying out for cheerleader people were watching my every move. lust knowing that was embarrassing enough' Iunlor Tamara McPeters I was singing in a band for a talent search and while I was singing Stairway to Heaven," I forgot the words and had to make up my own Freshman David Adams I was on a date with a girl for the first time, and she was sitting next to me in my truck. Well I reached to put my arm around her lmerely a romantic gesturej, and I hit the gear shift and my car flew back ln reverse - Senior Steve George I was being timed for a relay at a track meet, and I tripped in front of the whole stadium. Pressure! ny-o-Ioe or Ioan can fall into a fit of depression or weakness and become susceptible to the deadly peer and his or her advice. Let's have an example! A.. Bill Bob Quakeninhisboots has gone to the office for the first time in his sc olastic life. He had accidentally spilled li uid paper on the half completed grammar worksheet of a rather tall, cliallucinating intellec- tual. The intellectual became angered for having three minutes of his valuable time "whited-out' in micro-seconds. Bill Bob's advice to the then standing, then steamin intellectual was to let him get another worksheet from the teacher and gmt he was sorry. The intellectual with the red face and eyes wide told ol' Bill boy his ad- vice, "Blow it out our ear!" and proceeded to ummel Bill!y's shocked face. The action ofyhis peer impressed Billy ang thus pressured him to beat the intellectual in his face. The teacher, hearing a ruckus light years from her desk, looked up from her Acme Advice Catalogue and stomped her foot hoping to em- pJhas1ize the advice she then read from page 36 of her catalogue, "Stop it! r e se!" Surprisingly, that most profound selection of advice did not stop the pummeling which had spread across the room into the hall, however she did not reach the wanting ears of Suzi Alwaysrespectsherelders who upon being pressured by an out-of- eer force stopped breathing and died. Billy was sent to the office on-the-hill and was advised of his bad choice of friends and that he should not succumb to the pressure of his peers four advice is betterj. So thus is the wa of the teen universe, although maybe not as silly, but good Ol' Billy like many of Americas oung citizens is pressured by his peers to do thin s he might not normally not do, good or bad. This is a very serious probfem, and many 'out of peer' persons such as parents, teachers and other adults have tried to aid those weak children into making their own decisions. In the rocess though, the adults seem to take over the 'ob of 'peer usher' andppressure the poor Billy or Suzi into doing things tliey normalfy would not. What's a guy and al to do? Advice - let the Tciddies play life on their own. Urge them to do their own thing and be careful about itg of course, this is just advice. Story by Iames Mining - Sword and Shield. I was so embarrassed I thought I would die! . .1 ,M .Ji-.kg f I. fa. ws. ' .?33i'l.ie"..3"'i' Mgpwg mwwgwom PRIDE ere s Proof Everything was taken serlously Along with countless individual records a national record was broken with the most field goals kicked during one football game Soccer came close to a first place title and the football season was one of numerous Wins The fact is that it wasnt how we played the game, it was how we showed our pride Whether it was football, golf or volleyball the Nimitz pride was the same. It was not only the players - it was the cheering crowd of Viking supporters that made the long hours of practice and endurance worthwhile. Athletes gave their time, their ability and their all to make Nimitz Number One. With a style that was head and shoulders above the rest we proved what we stood for- Grit 8: Pride. Vanity basketball player qichael Hill goes for the points in a game against t e Newman Smith Tro- jans. Newcomer Coach john Kras lead the team through a rebuilding season Steve Mashman photo .X lx " ,isrga 'Et Q 4 ' 154 .-9 I .13 J t . 123 Q95 ti 9 , Q6 .,,. 4 ,, revor Davis, varsity ' 1 football player dives o tackle a South Grand Prairie Warrior. During a scrimmage L h Iohn Kras stops to ex- A Coac plain to the IV players an alter- d native play. Sophomore Wen y Wallace listens to special in' structions from Coach Alice d rin atime out. Aftera Taylor u g cross country run Iunior Diane ' lk fom Stringer gets a pep ta r Coach Becky Christenberry. Steve Mashman, Andrea Mmdley, Ioe Salinas, Chad Windham photos. Grit 8: Pride 1 6 3 ure, we had a cou- and some questionable calls, but we ' - ple bad breaks They broke records and a few bones on the way then a tie breaker got them. But, rhat's the breaks They made the headlines. They made the news broadcast. Why didn't the varsity football team make it to the playoffs? Everyone who watched the 10 p.m. news Friday, Nov. 8 saw the highlights of the Irving-Nimitz football game, where the Vikings ran over the Tigers 27-O. Viewers also heard local sportscasters announce Nimitz as a playoff con- tender. The preparations that began for another spirited playoff season were brought to a dead stop the next morning. Grand Prairie was clearly in first place, but there was a three way tie for second with MacArthur, Duncan- ville and Nimitz. The District Executive Commit- tee turned to the tie breaker system, and Mac advanced to the playoffs. Although they lost a playoff position, the Vikings wound up with a victorious season. Defeated in only 1 Varsit Football C oming off the field, Iunlor Rudolfo Soto and Senior Martin Morado look in the stands as Vik- ing fans cheer them on. Erikalyn Ellis photo. two district games, the team trampled over Duncanville, Turner, Newman Smith and other tough teams. "I felt the season went great," Head Coach Mike Farda said. "We played to the best of our abilities, and that is the most important thing. We reached our potential." Potential was found in in- dividuals and in the team as a whole. Players like Clint Parsons, who now shares a national record for the number of field goals kicked in one game, made up a remarkable team. "It was a great year for the team and for me," Parsons said. Many players credited not only hard Work but school spirit for their season. "The school really helped us out. We had some great pep rallies, and we could not have done it without that support," Iunior tight end Cory Van Volkenburg said. Even without the playoff title, the '86 varsity football team made quite a name for themselves. Senior Sammy Mendoza who was out for the majority of the season due to breaking his leg in practice concluded, "Hey! We were picked to be 7th in the district. I think we did a great job!" Story by Ernie Cote. Sucking the Tiger quarterback, Senior Kirk Burgess helped bring the Vikings one touchdown closer to their victory over Irving. Erikalyn Ellis photo. did not let it A N V .4 get us down. , It takes more - ,Q than a cou- ' ple of bad breaks to break our spirits. Senior Kicker Clint Parsons touchdown made b Senior ii Reputations vs. Realities Everyone was hyped up for the first district game -it showed. - Ir. lames Hux We knew we had to get serious. You can't blow off RLT. - Sr. Brian Wilms We lost, bu! we came up from behind a 10-0 score. - Sr. Anthony Montgomery We should have beat them, but some calls held us back. - Sr. Chaz Wallace They had a few good players, but I knew we could stop them. - Sr. David Leos They beat us last year so we were fired up to win. - Ir. Clint Gage Before the game I knew we'd win - the game and the rivalry. - Sr. Don Danford NHS DUN 6 NHS RLT 5 NHS GP 10 NHS MAC 8 NHS NS 11 NHS SGP 7 NHS IHS 0 A Don Danford was called back in the MacArthur game. There were several penalties in this game that held the Vikings back from a 4' victory. Chad Windham photo. OUtS1d8F,S Inst ht lfelt very honored to receive the 'Grit Pride' award. I love being a part 0 Nimitz and helping with the student body. '85 Grit 6'Pri e Award Winner Ester Yeakley S enior Ruddy Diaz helped secure the 27-0 victory over Irving hy holding back the Tiger offensive line. Erikalyn Ellis photo. Niniilz Vikings Varsity Football Team: Uront rowl Trainer Doug Rhodes, Tim Hux, Tim Dupree, loey Castillo, lim- my Williams, Fernando McMillian, Wade Raper, Clint Gage, leff Ward, Darren Nix, Rudd Diaz. limmy Morris, lason Thompson. lohnny Buragin, Victor Euginio, Sammy Mendoza. Rudoltlla Soto, Trainer Chris Lindman. lsecond rowl Coach Bryan Harwell, Coach Richard Canterbury, Eric Hagerud, Leon lames. Efren Gonzales, Antony Monlgomer , lay Beavers, Edward Gonzales, lerry Edgar, Trevor Davis, Vern Garnland, Levi Day, Sean Stephens. Clint Parsons, lim Davis, Cedric Layton, lames Hux, Coach Wes Pyier, Head Coach Mike Farda, lsecond rowl Coach Mike Dyson, Coach links White, Coach Ronnie Gage, Alfred Antonetti. Brian Wilms, Kirk Burgess. leff Burgess. left Burkhart, Kevin White, Don Danford, Tracy Leathers,'Cory Van Volkenbur . Walter Butler. Chaz Wallace. Mike Rushing, David Kim, David Leos, Coach Bob Wright, Coach Male White. Coach Milton Watson. - Varsity Football 1 6 5 "'s2.., . '21 " -B 'Q . 4. .N , 'I Q8 K 'Engl K 166 cellent prosfects or Club Pres: ent Bob OUtSld9f,S Insight I enjoyed a lot o exciting football and saw many ex- s varsity team. Booster -vt aiting for the next play, the W freshman offense takes a quick rest. Rests were rare for this hard working team. The freshman team holds a promise for an outstanding IV team next year. Candy Smilie photo. G rowling and running, ready for a big hit is Freshman Brad Ed- wards. The freshman team made a lot of big hits throughout the season to attain their outstanding record. Candy Smilie photo. Freshman, IV Football V4 ig' Q Q' Q Ati J'-S' JV, Frosh teams worked hard all season and had the desire, but even they can't in them ou win some, you learn some. That's not exactly how the phrase goes, but it did seem to describe this year's IV football team, and unfortunately they learned a lot and won little. With a 2-6-1 record, the IV did not have much to show for their efforts in the score books, but their at- titude reflected their en- thusiasm and created a good forecast for the next year. "The season wasn't too bad," Sophomore Mike Sim- mons said, "despite the six Eames we lost. We knew we ad a tou season ahead of us so we eld together and played as a team all season. t was more of a learning season to prepare us for next ylearf' Alt ough most players felt it was a preparation season, some saw it as a rebuilding stage. "We had the talent and the coaching to win," Sophomore Ken- neth Rushing said, "but I saw it as a rebuilding period from our freshman ear." The proof of pride for the IV team was in their positive attitude and determination. The proof of pride in the freshman foot all teams spoke for itself. all Blue Team Dun 14 NHS 7 GP 14 NHS 26 Mac 0 NHS 18 SGP 22 NHS 20 Irv 3 NHS 22 If enthusiasm alone could win a game, the freshman football teams would have been undefeated, and they almost were. he season wasn't too bad despite the games we lost. W e h e l d together as a team. We p l a y e d some real- ly good games, too, but even we couldn't win them all. IV quarterback Mike Simmons "When we got together," Freshman Arvest Green said, "we were like a bi helmet, and we crushed everyone." If the enthusiasm and hard work shown by the freshmen this ear is car- ried out throu next ear, the IV coaches may have their hands full. Story by Ernie Cote. 5 Am 'IT urs 'ls ,xi V. W. 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Robert Gaul, Troy Habburg, Kelvin Brown.B-icky King. Iamie BradleyLKevin Carr, Ricky Carrasco, Coach Mike Dyson. ' x . . i - . '11 - -.L .J , ag. A.. . " Q ,it "'gQa,.vrrslrg ms.-1 .4 - We, - ,Q 895 .,.s.+. -Q-.-All... ...ag-zu. -- T - .-.-uni LEIIFS A137 -H.'- '-wg 'ipaq M , we-ft.. T :- mfg. 3 ' 'tj .43 Q g l gig' .vrrllwQlq-l!lW S fanatic ...B range gin' sw: stuns! 91 up mtg' A sim-uL1,2, mm - .f-.V-,e . 1 Q95-fl? .gf - x gf. Y mm L ruins lr mlm :S Yilllii :Ah Mg 'trains 51 ,mm lk """5:3-T """5gg.t Ju p : .Ea-2 V143 4 -"'7B1 43 'Q A ' .. L. x - - F .g T L , 'fl' 'i V 4 I 4 K I Freshman Football Team: lfront rowl Don Wise, Ricky Pearce. Richard Lademn. Pat Arnold. Kevin King, Robert Taylor, Corley Connelly, Ioel Terry. Victor Saenz, Brad Edwards. fsecond rowj Kirk Longston, Danny Ventrca. S y. Iimmy Lyons, Mike Selheim. Roy Samuel, Robert Hino- Iosa, Shawn Sutherland. Kory Knott. flhird rawl Ken Frost. Chris Hackney. Brock Brogden. Larry Burns, Ronald McVicker, Greg Hearn.,Hamg5.Clern. Cass Arnett, Greg Germany, William Dobbins. lfaurlh rowl Cary Rheinfeldt, Rhett Preston, Wayne Bledsoe, Ken Helms. Carlos Contarcras, Randy Austin, Iay Iones. Chris Ferguson. Trey Morris. lfifth rawl Loyd Marlin. Larry Wallace. Charles Iones, Mike Mitchell. Alex Pena, Robert Banda, Chris Brick. Chris Morgan. lsixth rowi Coach Michael White, Coach Brian Harwell, Trainer Iohn Miles. Freshman, IV Football 1 67 Reputations vs. Realities Irving was tough, but we stuck it out till the end. -- Sr. Elizabeth Grunewald e Our ame against Mac was the best ofthe year because we won. - Ir. Michelle Fletcher We did exce lent at the start against Smith but just lost our confidence. -- Sr. Tamra Lyons Turner taught us to cooperate with each other which is important. -- Sr. Priscilla Bar er We tried our best, but Grand Prairie was just one ofthe best. -4- Ir. Linda Stembridge We all played our best against SGP, but our best wasn't good enough. - Sr. Lisa Ierpi I guess things just didn't go the way we wanted against Irving. -- Sr. Shannon Kingen Outsider's S itting on her knees, Senior Lisa Everyone was good individually, but they just had a problem Ierpi takes a quick breather in getting it all together as a team. IuniorAmy Baker the same Hsaiiisi Grand Prairie- Chad Windham photo. gr' i axal-,N ' A5 I' -8 fs 'Qi' T 0-syn My 4 :S ' J... ...Wt -w--M---v-'-N 1 Q . 5 Z. .5 ,fa it i as . W' e did good V in all of Q ' our games, but it just wosn't good enough to win. Ev- The team may not have been big in points, X 0 1155 355, but they were champs at heart with their 12 ,,,T'L"i.,,f?jf, TamraLyons inning spirit Victory comes in all shapes and sizes, but for some it did not come at all -in points, anyway. For the varsity volleyball team, victory came in a sense of accomplishment and unity. The seven members of the team had to work with their shortage of players, and work they did. "If anyone deserved to win, it was these girls," Coach Alice Taylor said. The volleyball team may not have gained points on the court, but they did gain a year of good experience. "It may not have been our best season, but we learned a lot," Iunior Michelle Flet- cher said. Determination was the name of the game as the girls kept their spirits up even during the losses. "We got a little worried toward the end of the season, but we hung in there," Coach Taylor said. There were many prob- lems that resulted in the team's stormy season. One of the main obstacles that the girls had to overcome was the fact that the Irving junior highs do not offer a S bowing her great ability, Senior Priscilla Barber gives her best shot in the game against Grand Prairie. Chad Windham photo. volleyball program like other districts do. Another problem that the Lady Vikings had to face was the lack of players. There were only seven players on the team. Among the major set- backs and next to impossi- ble obstacles remained the possibility that the odds were simply not on the Lady Vikings' side this year. "I don't think there is any definite reason for our bad season," Senior Elizabeth Grunewald said. "We tried our best, but I guess things just did not go our way. There was really nothing else we could do but keep on trying." Among skills and en- durance many lasting rela- tionships were developed during the volleyball season. Although the team did not score the points they needed on the court, they were all definitely winners. "I feel very positive about the other team members," Grunewald said, "because we struggled together to win, and I feel that everyone did their best." Story by Shannon Ingrim. Listening intently to Coach Alice Taylor, Seniors Priscilla Barber, Linda Stembridge, Elizabeth Grunewald and Shannon Kingen think about the next play. Chad Windham photo. Vanity Volleyball Team: lfront rowl Shannon Kingen. Priscilla Barbaer, Lisa Ierpi. fsecond rowl ger Mike Marzi. Elizabeth Grunewald, Linda Stembridge, Kim Bennett, Tamara Lyons, Coach Alice Taylor. 5 I Varsity Volleyball 1 6 9 170 Although undercl-assman volleyball was winless this year in district, they were all inners in pride n extra amount of enthusiasm and pride shown from the Lady Vikings on the volleyball court. The IV and freshman volleyball teams were winless in district but champions at heart. "I thought we could beat anyone. We went into every game with winning determina- tion," IV player Traci Weddle said. This year's IV team had the definite attitude of champions. Coach Alice Taylor pointed out the improvement of Iody Huckaby's defensive skills and the outstanding ability of setter Kathy Weg. "Kathy was our team leader. She was really great in attitude and team spirit. Sometimes it was hard to keep her under control when we were down in a game, but she kept the team together with confidence," Taylor said. There is one thing that near- ly all the layers agreed on: the fun of vollleyball. "Voilleyball is a fun sport and different from all the rest. I'll definitely be playing varsity next year, and I'm looking for- ward to it," Weg said. The Nimitz volleyball teams lacked experience that the other teams acquired in junior high. They never let that bring them down or wipe out their confidence. "I had to teach the team from scratch because they had no ex erience. This puts us bellfind our opponents in ability but not enthusiasm," freshman coach Mona Castro said. The freshman players had gone into the year with little or no knowledge of volleyball. They came out of the year with excellent volleyball skills and memories of a fun season. "When you start out with knowing nothing there is no way to avoid improvements. That's what these hard work- ing freshmen did," Taylor said. Many of the freshmen are coming back next year for the IV volleyball team. They discovered that it was fun and worth the hard work. "I love volleyball and the people in it. I will play next year because I look forward to working out for this sport," said Freshman Rebecca Wise. While most teams would look back at this season and be discouraged, the Lady Vikings are looking to the future with optimism built on a strong learning experience. "I'm excited about next year and look forward to winning," Taylor said. Story by Dana Pyfer ,NN ,,f, lag. .W N imitz IV team looks up and prepares themselves to return a hit from the Irving Tigers. Sophomore Sharon Williams runs forward and raises her hands to set the ball up for a point. Chad Windham photo. Freshman, IV Volleyball -sms' . fm.. 1 any olleyball has V been a fun learning ex- perience this year. I'm real- d I played. The experience I acquired on IV will help me next year when we are winners. Freshman Michelle Fletcher ll www C I Reputations vs. Realities , Pm sure our winning confidence is what led us to beat South Grand Prairie. - Sophomore Kathy Weg We worked hard on Irving's offense and knew we'd win. That's what beat us. - Sophomore Sharon Williams I felt pretty good about the Berkner game, and so did everyone else. f- Sophomore Traci Halcer I, and most ofthe other players, went into each game ready to win. - Freshman Traci Weddle We were very confident before the Irving game. 1 knew we would win. - Freshman Rebecca Wise. Many times the other team didn't beat us. We beat ourselves. -- Freshman Teri Alford This year's volleyball season was fun and always exciting. - Freshman Kim Win D iving to her knees to save and return the ball, Soplhomore Shannon Smith goes for t e dpoint during a IV game. Pride and eter' mination were often the only wins for the team. Steve Mashmnn photo. in 1 .I L. 'z 9'5" ' I , .fegifiiavv -' nn...-.Q -.. .. ,. ,nv ,.., ,AF .J wg ,: . my T' -if ..4..,,, Outsider s Insight . , . The fans were 100'Mn supportive. The girls were only defeated because of their lack of experience. They never lacked winning , spirit, drive or determination. Mrs. loyce Weddle ' -9' gd-, ir, 1 ,, -r,, , ,, ' , A Q I ,, V N M-Y . e 'iii I s.l 'gg , H t. 1 A. ,...-N... 2. -Nas V ' M 7 se "wr f 2 f L fr-24 ,AW at lr' l iq, in Z, H A .2 ' f 'f F- A ,. ix. ,A ,h . ,ff N "T Q ' , JT , ff? in.:-J .55-as 6 D IV Volleyball Tum: ffront rowj Traci Weddle, Sharon Williams. Kathy Weg, Michelle Fletcher. fsecond rowl Shannon Smith, Treffany lohnson, Coach Alice Taylor. Traci Haker. Iody Huckaby. Freshmen Volleyball Team: Ifronl row! Katrina Torrie. Ebony Carr. Lori Ferriman, Kim Wing. Terri Alford, Toni Almanza lsenond rowl Coach Mona Castro, Shonda Pryor, Barbie Gonzales. Heather Barnett. Rebecca Wise. Mavis Flores, Trainer Mike Marzi. Manager Tonya Tribble. reshman Traci Weddle and Sophomore Kathy Weg prepare to return a hit from Fthe Irving Tigers. Weg is the team's setter and leader. Steve Mashman photo. Freshman, IV Volleyball 1 7 1 Reputatlons, vsg Realltxes Cross country was a lot offun, andoit ke t me in Crosscountrytwas fun, and I had a real y good Practice wasahard, but that is what it took to We had agoodgseason, but Pm sure welll y rl had hoped we would igo to regionals Coach a Ways' encouraged us to do our They're a good team, but next year I Christenbetry do Y 9017. 'IHOTH Outs1der's Insight lfelt that the majority 0 the team had award winning at- titudes. I had a wonderfu time at every meet. Cheri Gruber, mother of Sophomore Kim Gruber 12:48. school record mile run at the Lamar the with a second place finish in Her new record time H Taking a quick breather after a long run, Sophomore lames Mining hangs on to a nearby tree for support. Chad Windham photo. Leading the pack is lunior Trudy Tobias. She helped the cross country team attain one of the best outcomes at the MacArthur meet. Becky Christenberry photo. ii 1 7 2 Cross Country 1,4535 Who d have guessed that cross country would advance to regionals? Well, ou can belie e it The Cross Country team, coached for a second year by Becky Chris- tenberry, worked very hard to earn the best record of Nimitz history. Christenberry and her 14 runners started practicing at Spring, arriving at school at 6:30 a.m. Once the weather cooled down in the fall, the students practiced in their sixth period class, mostly lifting weights. As practice continued, the team competed in meets at different high schools. It was not until October 26 that the tension ignited. This was the most crucial meet, for the District championship. It was here that all area high school runners com- peted against one another in a two mile girls' race and a three mile boys' race. Each runner in the race was given points indicating what number hefshe had been when crossing the finish line. After all had crossed, the best five finishers' points were added and the school with the lowest points won the race. After all races were finished, the top five finishers plus the best two teams were qualified to go on to regionals. This year, the top two district teams were Irving and R.L. Turner, but because of the fifth qualifier getting sick, Nimitz student Diane Stringer, placing sixth, got to take the place and advance to regionals. Stringer said, "I worked very hard all year striving to go to regionals, and when it happened I could hardly believe it!" Stringer, along with the other regional win- ners went to the race November 2 in Lubbock. There she placed 39th in a two mile race out of 137 runners. Her time was 13219. Another important mem- ber of the Cross Country team was the manager, Tammy Black. Black con- tributed to the team by bringing water and ice to practice and meets, keeping times and records, and also making sure sweats were supplied during cold weather. "Tammy always pushed us to do our best," said Sophomore Kim Gruber. Story by Lynda Kain. tmade me feel good when the other team members sup- ported me when I ad- vanced to Regionals. There I p l a c e d 39th out of 137 run- ners. I can't believe it! lunior Diane Stringer , , 4 . . -.- Q P 4 . li-:lu kill' '. ., V S anager of the cross country team, Senior Tammy Black speaks with Iunior Didi Sawyer about the results of the meet, Black could always be found helping out at meets and practices. Chad Windham photo. Cross Country Team: Uronl rowl Trudy Tobias, Rhonda Brewster, Melissa Crow. Didi Sawyer. lsecond rowl Kim Hux., Monica Perez, llhird rowl Coach Becky Christenberry, Meredith Mc- Coy. Kim Brim, leffRedding, Dana Hood, Diane Stringer. Manger Tammy Black. lfourth rowl Deborah Oliver, lames Mining, Dawn Ratcliff, I .1 ff 3 J D H A lg ll f ' V . i If 'Y : f Cross Country 1 7 .arg I wasn't sure h o w t h e K l f e td' X A," V M season would 1 Q tbleduliiseo Liv! as 'SES f32?.i..?! 1 ' last year. ' Almost made It to the playoffs but lost 23.3219 Wifi, . . . . 'Y A wit some their high Intensity. It was all a matter of gr' vm fmygggg ' thedseasonl Welgliil U a 1 S B In g r.5ff.:f.zfa.::azzQ 0 ' This was the first year the varsity soccer team just missed the play-offs. It was also the first year they played Mac and came out undefeated. But it was the second year they had been under the coaching of Alex Alkhazshvilly and still couldn't correctly pro- nounce his name. "Coach Alex," Iunior An- dy Oseid said, "was very supportive. He always en- couraged us to do our best." And the team did do their best in the beginning of the season and they were in first place in the district. "The highlight of the season," said Coach Alex, "was the intensity of the players, but they were just not as intense at the end of the season, even though they wanted to win." The intensity of the players was important, but the intensity of the Viking fans must have had a hand in the team's beginning suc- cess because 11 of the home games were won or tied. Beating Bryan Adams, the state semi-finalist, and other top ranked teams did not mean an automatic play-off spot, but it did mean that they made a name for themselves. "We made a name for Nimitz in soccer," said Iunior Iohnny Brichetto, "and we proved we could compete with the best at the end of the season." Story by Ernie Cote. 1 7 4 Boys Soccer lmior Nick Elizondo gets ready I to pass the ball to a teammate in the RL Turner game at Reunion Arena. Elizondo was the Vikings' leading scorer for the season. Alex Alkhazshvilly photo. n a noe for the hall, Senior I David Mitchell passes an RL Turner player in the game at Reu- nion Arena. The team played in front of many Dallas Sidekicks' fans before the Sidekicks' game. Alex Alkhazshvilly photo. E Y. Q e- vc-e .rf-fggzif E. 'S .lf we fr f1'f klilf 3 . if :Q afar. .,.1,,z.:-4 .. . 31 ' V' W' '21 X' ti rmirqff if .sf.s,s:?5elnfRT fr. Reputations vs. Realities First time they haven't beaten us and they won't again. - Ir. Niclc Elizondo Irving proved no competition for us. - lr. lohnny Brichetlo We knew we would beat DeSoto. We always have. - Sr. Tim Alford We played really well in the Newman Smith game. - Sopll. Erin Pickens Our great defensive effort won us this game. - Soph. jason Black. We proved we could compete with the team known to be the best. - lr. Andy Oseid NHS 1 1 I con't believe we beat the state semifinalist! - Ir. Peter Allen Outsider's Insight We try to make all the games we can. We enjoy soccer games, especially on the high school level. Nimitz is a fun team to watch. AJ. Brichetto, parent of Iunior Iohhn y Brichetto L - i NHS 0 MAC 0 NHS 3 IRV 1 NHS 4 DES 0 NHS 3 NS 1 NHS 4 RLT 2 HP NHS 4 BA 1 imitz soccer posted one of its Nmost successful seasons, holding first place for part of the season. Beating Highland Park and Bayou Adams proved to be con- fi ence builders. Alex Alkhu- shvilly photo. PZ Vardy Sanur Tan: lfront rowl Clint Carter, Vann Allen, lohnny Brlchetto. Allen Adams, David Campbell. lsecond rowl Vincent Zoot. Ioel Butler. Tim Alford, David Mitchell, Peter Allen, Nick Blinmdo. W ,nf dh II the hlli Sauter Vu: S Allen reparea to ta e a shoot. The team tooE man shots and chances that id off as the? were in first place in tg: middle o the season. Alex Alkhazsvilly photo. ' Boys Soccer 1 7 5 f bv. t+..s,,,,g They finished 3rd this year but their eyes Q te U m. are on 1st next year by keeping their Oals in i ht If every team overcame problems like the girls' soccer team did this year, the word loser would rarely be used. This team had every valid reason to ex- perience a bad season, but they pulled through with flying colors. "Our sheer determination was the quality that got us through the season so well," Iunior Donna Barbour said. They were the youngest team in the district, which was a big minus for the girls. "We were a new team," Coach Mona Castro said. "It's hard to get people to work together when they're such young players." Another setback the girls victoriously overcame was a lack of unity, especially at the beginning of the season. "We had a bunch of peo- ple who were individually good players, but we need to Varsity Girls Soccer team: ffront rowl Kathy Conner, Dasha Guillory, Amy Ford, Iunida Good, Rhonda Kanhai, Tina Forbes. fsecond rowj Shannon Scott, Keri Dodgen, Cindy Roseberry. Ithird rowj Gloria Rodriquez, Donna Barbor, Tina Le- moin, Tracy Wilkerson, Debbie Brazier, Coach Mona Castro. 1 7 6 Girls Soccer First year Nimitz soccer coach Mona Castro gives instructions to her players during a game. Mona Castro photo. to learn to work together as a team," Iunior Tina Le- moine said. "I had 18 different per- sonalities out there on one team," Casto said. "When I see an outstanding team, the girls are usually all best friends, and that's what I'm working for." Even with all the prob- lems, the team did ex- cellent. They emerged from the season third in district . e cou1d've ' , Wdone lot bet- W4, . . ' A ter if we'd just ., h 0 d m o r e experience as ' Q Freshman 'Y 1 VA n g i e J ' Foster and ranked seventh in the state. "The girls have seen that they can do well," Casto said. "Now that they know, I think we'll do even better next year." Story by Shannon Ingrim. A s Freshman Angie Foster attempts to recover the ball, her Highland Park opponent gives her a challenge. Mona Castro photo. 1 Q.- -mga Q 'AQEJ 'ii' wi '4 in Reputatlons vs. Realltles We did well against lrving. Our biggest crowd really helped us alot. - Ir. Kat Conner Mac was my favorite game because we beat our biggest rival. - Sopll. Tracey Wilkerson We could've done a lot better against Duncanville if we had more experience. - Fr. Angie Foster lf we had beat Highland Park, district would've been a lot easier. - Ir. Donna Barbour There was too much pressure at Newman Smith, so much depended on it. - Ir. Tina LeMoin We put our all into the Turner game. We couldn't have done better, I think. - Fr. Keri Dodgen Everything we did at South GP backfired, but we pulled through it. - Fr. Shannon Scott D , iving for a shot on goal Iunida Good makes the grab to save a Lady Vikings lead. Many hours of practice helped the soccer team im- prove from last year. Steve Mashman photo. Outslder s Inslght This team had determination. That's what it takes to make a i team good. lunior Nick Elizondo f ' .rg I S 1 ,- ' .- . W I tiki' V t ml? if 5. N?" Reputations vs.iRealitiesi There was a lot of intensity in the Irving game. We got a lot of support. -- Ir. Corey Van Volkenburg . l ' After we really started losingto Mac, we got frustrated and it made 'things worse. -+ Sr. Eric May We stuck it through the Grand Prairie game until the bitter end. - Snph., Keith Burris . ' r We really had a hard time with Duncanville. Tl1ey're a pretty good team. -- Sr. Greg Ford h h We learned a lot this year. I think we'll use that to do really well next year. -- Ir. Michael Hill' ' Outsider's Insight I enjoyed watching the boys play. They all played so hard, and it was a shame that they didn't win more. Paula Wyman, Nimitz counselor and basketball fan Shooting over his taller ogg ponent, Iunior Troy Smit i shows that one doesn't have to be a giant to cominete. Smith's scrappy play often he ped him to better his taller-adversaries. Steve Mashman photog A W' IN 'L I Q Q Q' fi e . 12 ' if 'H-'un-,,, Varsity Basketball Team: ffront rowl Bard Reian, Enrique Gamez. fsecond rowl Eric May, Lonnie Lafrance, Steve Warner, Keith Burris. Corey Van Volkenburg, Don Danford, Greg Ford, Tim Cooper, Mike Hill, Troy Smith, Horace Fuller, Coach lohn Kras. ,.,Wqe': ' r K :,f,.r4il":3:fi93, D isplaying tremendous con- centration Iunior Michael Hill attempts to shoot over a defender in the game against the Newman Smith Trojans. Iunior Tray Smith awaits the outcome of Hill's play. Shave Mashman nhntn. 1 7 8 Varsity Basketball ,fam ,Fifi Mistakes were made but varsity basketball learned a lot and hope next year they will ake a rebound When things Q were the . 9 " toughest we stuck together. mf Even at the lowest point ,L ' during the season, we f 4 stuck to- ! gether like 5 a r e a l ff fa m i l y. Q There was a definite sense of togetherness on the varsity team this year. junior Corey Van Volkenburg or the boys' varsity basketball team, this year consisted of many new experiences. The team en- countered uncounted trials and learned from their mistakes. "Our biggest problem was the lack of experience. We really learned a lot this year. Many things will be so different now that we all have an idea of how varsity ball should go," Sophomore Keith Burris said. Many objectives need to be covered when develop- ing a winning organization. Teamwork is one of the main qualitities a group of ball players should always strive to achieve. "Our biggest problem this year was a lack of team- work," Senior Eric May said. "We were just a bunch of individuals out there try- ing to show off." "Our unity needs in- provement. We were all so different we never agreed with each other," Iunior Corey Van Volkenburg said. Like every other organization, once this year is gone, the basketball players have many things they will do differently next year. "There will be less com- plaining and more practic- ing. I also think that the leadership will be stronger," May said. "I think that if we can stay injury free and keep all the players we begin with, we can have a competitive year," Van Volkenburg said. Story by Shannon Ingrim. .QPf-'hr 'kk S kating over the Newman Smith defenders, Senior Don Danford gives it his all. Danford's height and leaping abilities were great assets to the team, as was his dedication. Steve Mashman photo. Flying past all defenders, Iunior Corey Van Volkenburg moves in for a lay-up as Senior Don Dan- ford anxiously waits for the re bound. Steve Mashman photo. Q w X340 si I 0'6 Varsity Basketball 1 7 9 , , , 0 K I 0 'a ' I C ' , Reputatlons vs. Realities Q I C C We may not have shown them how good we are in the regular season, but we did at the district tournament. - Fr. Kury Knott , 'I - r - - ' Even though we didn't win very many games, we worked hard, and l think we will get our reward next year. Soph. Bob- , b Harris ' , Ag the season went along, we steadily -improved. Hopefully, more success will come our way in the future. - Soph. ' Stewart Rowland - - - We worked hard and l know it will pay off in the future. -- Soph. Thanh Trinh , This year we showed great potential for next year. Then our experience will pay off -- Fr. Iason Wells I C ' l thought the season went well and with more practice next yearl think we will win district. -Fr. Mike Calvin 0utSider,S Taking a long shot, sophomore . l was proud ofthe way the boys worked so hard and of their Kelvin BFOWH Hikes f1Sh0i fr0m V many improvements. Scott Rowland, parent of Sophomore the Outer Colm- Brown Played fOr . Stewart Howland the IV team. Steve Mashman photo. ' I fe N. WS' N . . 2 ,,..9vN ' oming down the court, Iunior Baron Edgar demonstrates excellent C form as he prepares for a layup shot. Steve Masl-tman photo. qw, iV't'1 My 1 Utkn t 11 zf 516114 '34 tzkgq-1, WW' IV Boys Basketball Team: lfront row? Clay Moody, Todd Caslon, Baron Edgar, Thanh Trinh, Daniel Faber. lsecond rowl Stewart Rowland, Tim Keen, Kevin Carr, Bobby Harris, Chad St. Clair, Scott McDuffie. flhird rowj Kelvin Brown, Charles Faber, Chris While, Coach G. W. Melton, Robert Cant, Greg Fortl,Iol1n Coyle. K eeping his eye on the opponent, Sophomore Greg Ford is airborne to block a possible shot. The IV team worked well with their new coach W G. W. Melton. Steve Mashman photo. g. y,.x.,,r 1 8 0 IV, Freshman Boys Basketball . i hi Freshmen basketball won the district tournament. JV gave it their all. Both had inning efforts his was a rebuilding Tyear for the boy's IV basketball team. They began the season with a new coach and they were faced with the difficult task of re- bounding spirits after last year's disappointing season. The team practiced hard thought the season went well and with more practice I think we will mn the is rtct title next year We put in a lot o effort and proved bv winning W the district 54.9 tournament ,r 4,1 what a lot o effort and hor work can rl Sophomore Mike Calvm tl, 54' ' I - I it ' ' f i:,,Q5.f V I I , T df o. hoping to overcome some of the weak points that made them suffer last year while strengthening their playing ability and building up their spirits for this season. "We may not have won very many games, but we did practice hard and I am sure kr I I Leroy Samuels. lsecoml rowl Brad Edwards, Kory Knott, Byron Miles. Lloyd Martin. Charles Iones, loe Kim, Coach Michael White. Freshman Basketball A Team: lfront row! Mike Calvin. Tommy Iones, Iason Beals, Chase Danlord. 4 .J i, , .1 f '4 : . , x .- . R Freshman Basketball B Team: lfront rowl Don Wise, Chris Windham, Neil Humphrey. Mike Morris. Sean Harding, Bobby Day, Donnie Atkins. lsecond rowl Chris Orozco. Larry Wallace. Adrian Hig- genbotham, Alex Pena, Kyle Alfred. Chris Morgan. Coach Michael While QQ", it will pay off," said Sophomore Daniel Faber. The score books don't reveal the more positive side of the season. The greatest outcome of the season was in the attitudes of the players. Through the disappointments that they encountered throughout the season, they kept a positive attitude and patiently waited for their hard work to pay off. "This year was a rebuilding year and we finally began to get it together at the end of the season," said Sophomore Kelvin Brown. "I can't wait for next year to start." This team will again try and rebound off a disap- pointing season and if the hardworking attitudes of this group continues they just might bounce back as victors. Story by Matt Cartwright IV, Freshman Basketball 1 8 1 Varsity basketball girls are close after four years together. They are a solid team as nited the win 66Ifeel like this team is my family," Iunior Kim Nash said. Many of the players on the girls' varsity basketball team have been playing for at least four years. Nash and, Iunior Beverly Harris have been playing on the same team together for eight years. Iunior Didi Sawyer and Seniors Ieannie Skelton, Rachel Veliz and Roshanda Edgar have played together since junior high. Their strong bond of unity and experience as teammates has put them on top. P! 'ML "When this team gets together and plays with no individuals, it can't be beat,', Coach All Tiller said. Tiller said that unity is the first goal for his team. "Sometimes we don't get together until the second half," Harris said, "and then we have to make a comeback." Although the season did not begin until November, practice started in Iuly. "Working together for a couple of hours a day for about six months will bring anyone together as a team," Veliz said. "But we're also all good friends." The team doesn't get much publicity, but the lack of attention didn't seem to bother most of the players. "I have fun playing the game. I don't care if anyone else notices us or not," Senior Valerie Adler said. This team has worked together and acquired a special team relationship. This family of basketball players has the attitude of winners, and that's what they are. Story by Dana Pyfer. T hrowing the ball back in bounds, Senior Ieannie Skelton searches for one of her teammates to receive the pass. Steve Mashman photo. arsity player Sophomore Taji V Cornell goes up for a layup to make a point against the MacArthur Cardinals. Steve Mashman photo. 1 8 2 Girls Varsity Basketball feel like this team is my famil y. We've been through ci lot together and our rela- tionship has gone be- yond just teammates. Iunior Kim Nash S' .r .. ,J Reputatlons Vs. Realities We were ready for them in this game. - Ir. DiDi Sawyer NHS 34 IRV 32 I went into the game to kill. It was my best game. - Ir. Beverly Harris NHS 65 GRP 33 We knew we could beat them, but doing it was hard - Ir. Kim Nash NHS 48 SGP 33 We wanted this game bad, but the drive wasn't enough. -- Sr. Ieannie Skelton NHS 30 MAC 43 l thought the game would be easy, but we worked for it. - Sr. Roshunda Edger NHS 45 RLT 41 We were all in a good mood that night. - Sr. Valerie Adler NHS 67 NS 44 We expected a hard game, and that's what they gave us - Sr. Rachel Veliz NHS 48 DUN 62 ooking for another Viking to , , " E Lpass to, Iunior Didi Sawyer tries . Outslderls Inslght to break H hole in the T1'0ia11S' The girls played excellent. Their families and friends supported them defensive zone. Steve Mashman with all they had. I know that l'm proud of them and so are most ofthe photo. other fans. Mrs. Skelton, mother of Senior Ieannie Skelton 27" ,Q 1... 'U arsity player Iunior Beverly Harris shoots for a point against the V MacArthur Cardinals. Mac took this game in the Crosstown rivalry by a score of Mac 43, Vikings 30. While the team worked hard for the win, desire alone wasn't enough to carry this one. Steve Mashman photo. Girls Varsity Basketball team: ffront rowl Tammy Greene. Taji Conrell, Heather Haley, Cheryl Dunn, Rohsnada Edgar, Beverly Harris, Kim Smith. Isecond row! Rachel Veliz, Linda Crippen, Kim Nash, Valerie Adler, Ieannie Skelton, Didi Sawyer, Coach Al Tiller. enior Ieannie Skelton passes S over a Newman Smith Trojan's head to allow the Vikings another point. The Vikings downed the Trojans 67-44. Ioe Salinas photo. Girls Varsity Basketball 1 8 3 e played " A Wweu this ,, i ' . Our 'V lfsdlrlc paid 2- -' .V off. Next - . . -' year, we'll A hardworking season paid its reward. JV i -5, place first girls definitely earned the ultimate title of if lgsdisfiff S S - ' S 1 r y Q Iunifffnliin- ham 1 ' O 11 S . I-Iard work and winning determination are the foundations of this year's IV girls' basketball team. They had to go through many ad- justments, and winning was their reward. "Hard work last year was mild compared to the workouts we had this year," Sophomore Christina Chac- chia said, "but I'm not com- plaining because we had a good year." The IV team of 12 members has to make a big adjustment from their freshman team of 31. "The players this season were very serious about the sport," Coach Patti Salerno said, "and they had to be in order to Win." The girls' determination was the main energy on the court. The fans felt the drive and were enthusiastic toward the team. "There was usually a big crowd for the game," IV cheerleader Tamera McPeters said. "The fans were constantly yelling and cheering the team on." The IV team had a great year. They got second in district with 23 wins and 5 losses. They placed first in the Highland Park Tourna- Looking for a good shot at the goal against Newman Smith, Sophomore Vicki Harris sets up. The final score was Lady Vikings 41, Newman Smith 28. Steve Mashman photo. 1 IV, Freshman Girls ment, second in the Irving ISD tournament and won consolation in the Arlington ISD tournament. "We were tied for district champs with MacArthur," Sophomore Vicki Harris said. "We lost the game and placed second, but we'll be first next year." The IV team's hard work definitely paid off. Winners is a title they all earned. Story by Dana Pyfer. nf i S20 XQ g J Reputations vs. Realities lrving High School was never a real threat. - Soph. Christina Chacchia We knew it would be o hard game, but the best team won. - Soph. Pam Peddy We went into the game conjident and came out winners. - Soph. lamie Stancil We knew we would kill them. They had no chance. - Sopli. Iennifer Extrand 1 was determined to bet our rivals - Soph. Vicki Harris Mentally and physically, we had this game in the bag. - Soph. Becky Guynn We knew we could beat the Warriors with no problem - Soph. Christy Morris unior Linda Crippen steals the ball aways from a dribbling acArthur Cardinal. The Lady Vik- ings were tied with Mac for first with the winner of the lggme becoming the district champs. Io Mowry photo. Outsider's Insight mother of Sophomore Christina Chacchiu NHS NHS NHS NHS NHS NHS NHS IRV DUN RLT GRP MAC NS SGP The fans were enthusiastic about the game. As the year went by more and more students went to the games. Mrs. Chacchia, l Alllllt Thomas, Angie Wilson, Theresa Iackson. Stancil, Pam Paddy, Christina Chaochia, Heather Haley. Coach Patti Salerno. was Lady Vikings 36, Duncanville 34. Iohn Mowry photo. IV Girls laakatball Team: Linda Crippen, lennifar Elutarnd, Christy Morris, Vicki Harris, lamis hadilaa Girls haakathall Taam: Uront rowl Christy Nall, Rosemary Can-aaco, Kim Whlta, Candy Slipes, Irene Pena, Dondi Dunn, Michelle, Alma Silva. lsscond rowj Kelly, Brenda Watts, Christina Gear, Eudene Coffee, April Burton, Bonnie Etten. Laura Mans, Kim Simmons, Coach Alice Taylor. Ithird rowl Shawna Tucker, Christy Bryant, Sonya Magardy, Lina Flores, Katia Parrent, Sonya oncentrating on a basketball goal, Sophomore Vicki Harris prepares to C make a free throw, giving the Vikings one more point against the Dun- canville Panthers, one of the hardest games of their season. The final score Freshman, IV Girls Basketball 1 8 5 i i l Reputations vs.. Realities A l was decent -f better than most I gl.l8SSf'-- Soph. Mark Schumpert .D D Wrestling was-very inspiring. it will help me 'keep in shape for a long time. .- Fr. Shawn Sutherland It was a' learning year for the freshman.,The 'best years are tocome. i-- Fr. Brock Brogdon . . D ver wrestled until re ionals and we laced fourth Sopla Mike Fisher me ,. . i . g i P ' .5 . . g We didlyprettyiwell for freshmen,-but we all hope to get better, though. 4- Fr. Scott Karraker ' Coach Traverlis 'determined td get the team going. He is very patient. He's proud of us. - Fr. Duvidrswu - . .We don't.get enoughgrecqgnition. We should at least have a place to practice. - Frglames Morris 1 f 41 'C -5? , , Advancing to laced as ' a i 0lltSldBI',S Illslgllt 'runnebup at thgstate tourna- . I thought everything went very well for no more boys than they ment, Sophomore MarktShumpert . had. Coach Traver will have a good team next year. Mrs. Bonnie practices with a teammate to keep L Hammer, mother of Dennis Hammer shape. Steve Mashman photo. If E t M Wnstling tum: ffront rowl Mika Fisher, Mike Conger. Mark Shumpert, David Scott, Scott Karraker. faecond rowl Larry Bums, Brock Brogdon, Ed McCroy, lames Morris, Chris Brick, Dennis Hammer, Shawn Sutherland. Coach David Traver. - 1: and so gi, gg fl yifxxe f racticing daily at Townley eat... aw. I. 1,5 P'Elementary School helped l' Sophomore Mark Shumpert and Freshman Shawn Sutherland stay in practice and ready for competi- 1 tion. Steve Mashman photo. . 8 6 Wrestling .eg NK. N-.M v Twelfth in state, No. 2 wrestler in Texas and now people are finally starting to If a person can endure 1 4 Ag thed Yvorkoults an earn t e as moves, it will PGY Off- TWO f state final- 'W ' ists is one of 8 the best 'W ' achieve- ments the " or . V school has 5 -' 9 ' had. Sen- ior wrest- I D e n n i s attention it it . s The team finished 12th in the state! They had two state runners-up! What could be disappointing to a team like that? They had one of the best seasons of any sport at Nirnitz this year and have had for the past decade. So what could be so disappointing for the Nimitz wrestling team? "The lack of recognition at Nimitz," Coach David Traver said. "We have has a wrestling team for the past ten years, and it has been the most successful sports program at Nimitz. This year we have had two state runners-up and finished twelfth in the state as a team. Yet nothing was mentioned." The team members also felt the lack of attention. When asked if there was enough attention given to the sport, Freshman james Morris said that there were a few minor changes that could be made. "We could at least be given a permanent place to practice here at Nimitz," Morris said. The team practices at Townley Elementary school during most of the season and in the weight room dur- ing off-season training. Other than the lack of at- tention, the hardest obstacle to overcome was inex- perience. But the young wrestlers took the little ex- perience they got in practice and used it to the utmost in competition. "I had never wrestled in competition until region- als," Sophomore Mike Fisher said, "and we placed fourth." "Although the team did have a good season," Freshman Brock Brogden said, "they all felt that their best season is still to come. This was a learning season for the freshmen and those new to the team, but our best year is still to come. When we gain a little more experience, we will really be good." As the only senior on the team, Dennis Hammer had to set an example for the newcomers, and if they follow in his footsteps their season will be even better than predicted. Hammer placed first in the regional competition and second in the state contest. With the experience the team has gained and with the attention they hope to receive, maybe next year they will be sending more to state and getting even more attention. Story by Ernie Cote. C oach David Traver worked hard this year to develop the largely inexperienced team into one of the best in the state. Traver and the wrestlers worked in off campus facilities, but they were able to overcome obstacles and rank twelfth in Texas. Steve Mashman photo. Wrestling 1 8 7 rmrtz has seen u bet no a be er tennis team We all worked hard and achieved u close? team ,i Q, .2 I . . Q-fi' .wr N . ter season, but Y' 1' I I rr " , ' a n I i n -I They were close-knit, hard-working and wanted to be champs. Until then they'II ake a racquet ike the US postal service, neither rain nor snow nor sleet could keep the tennis teams from their daily workouts. The teams practiced in the May sun and in the Ianuary frost. They prac- ticed outside on the courts unless the temperature dropped to 32" or lower, in which case they did drills in the gym. All the hard work pays off," Sophomore Mike X . t . , K x t X , Klepikow said, "when you win. I felt like I had really accomplished something everytime I won a match." Coach Becky Housden was proud of her 37 male and 25 female players. "They're extremely in- terested and dedicated," she said, "academically as well as physically. There is also more unity among them this year than there has been in a long time. They clap for each other and really seem to care.'t The players felt that unity and attributed it to Housden. "Housden is great," Freshman Anita Link said. "She works us hard so that we can do our best." The time and effort put forth by the tennis teams may pay off next year in ac- tual scores, but it paid off this year in the teams' ac- complishments. Story by Crystal Davis. , ,H ,. . .g....,.- t.........-,.., ...... .,....., .s.-.X...., X t x s x N x H H are ft:'Xf'1'tZ"'1 K A ' 5, ' : i 8 8 Varsity, IV Tennis G iving it her all, Iunior Susan Schoendienst makes her return. All of the tennis team players put in a lot of time and ef- fort into practice as well as with every serve. Chad Windham photo. 1 t .' x x . t f 4..i..,-,.,..-A4..3...4:.......-,4..-.,.......,.. x .',t . s , t -. xxxxsiwxxxsxx xix'xxt4"x'xxsxxx p A s 'K .HH-A ui .xgfy xx xwfx 'x - aking an uplifting serve, M Sophomore Richard Norris pounds the ball to his opponent. Norris was one of the many sophomores on the varsity tennis team. Chad Windham photo. If r dividuals imlproved t e i r ga m es. Varsity Tennis Player lin Hee Choi , 1 if. .s. , , 1 M- .5 J: . f if if' v xt S Y'--3 f -H' Q, ,assi 45 -we K ...I , A A, 4 S, .1 FA, xx - - I A g N' rt ,. A H Reputations vs. Realities Tennis this year was much more than a class.,1t was an experience. - lr. Drew Erben I felt that it was a big accomplishment every time we won a match. -- Soph. Mike Klepikow I've enjoyed practicing with this class. They're all good competition. -- Sr. Deirdre Ficken lt was fun because everyone worked together, and they worked hard. - Fr. Kevin Verver We didn't do too great this year, but everybody improved their game. - Soph. lin Hee Choi ophomore Steven Tillery S bounces the ball in preparation for his serve. Most players agreed that mental preparation was as im- portant as physical. Chad Wind- ham photo. r ff 1'f I , f iff ' ff F X M a,f,,f , ...ef 4 H X f,f',f'f'ff ffifwfff' AK, ffy 7 X , f , 'Vs 1 ff' , fum- -if : r in ....-,.--.. .. M- - M WM. ,.y.,....-.v--on-vY:- -vw-A' ' Outsider s Insight many individuals who made obvious improvements throughout the year. lumor jeff Morgan tennis team manager C , I The team improved a lot this year as a whole. There were also . i IV Taaala Taanz lfront POWI Kim Baker, Naomi Seidmeyar. Rachel Scott, lin Choi. laecond mwl Cari Marks, Mike Klepikow, Kevin Verver, Andy Romanynhin. Debbie Hendrix, lamn Bratton, Don Buren, Lisa Smith, Nancy Barbosa. lthird rowl Karen Gammon, lohn Laleua. Dion Anchete. led Commandante, Michael Angelo, Drew Erben, Randy Soap. Samantha McGrepr. 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Varsity, IV Tennis 1 8 9 iiieiv, M 'L,ii5Wff'. ..,?3. f,,, gr. ii, Sag, -Lge 3 :QL 'M' -'HD 1? 'I ' l , Q f lg: -gif "1 .l 2 , g hadaxie and gliGfSSfwe did Qliwith sofewmembersa-2--Irg?CI1adiWiridhqhij ff We lmlifwm g01f4+It'WuS CI Veryvrelawcing sgporff feacheg you patience. +-lSr. Vi., ill 2112 -L i '1'Z 77' ll ii rzkw A3 ig. ,V i .,,' i . .,,. . - 1 - 4. 1' lgearnin'g1to1play goifwae and I fmisiire cigqr if isaga me Iwill. pla y fonalon gftime. f--4Fr. LesIieLeritsi i Q but1gumwnfribmah+rr4.Henle.Gon?q1esi3i i' " K K .Q 3. ,,,. , ,,,. ..., , v .1 ,V-an fe ag J "' if ' A I i K Lkwfhi ba e Outs1der'SIns1ght AfJn?J?"cKaeu'Swii5KL'l?,'1.. prepares io- shoot! Windham 1 ghef Qiher- team mempers game all their lives. Mr. Hegwood, parent of Iunior Rodney Hegwood Qcqasmnauyl at. 'a iflelffl nga' - ,,.,L . The boys worked hard at improving their game. l am glad they are get- ting involved in the game at a young age. They will probably enjoy the f wheel-echaiawlndham 9119112 .... "d"'V'2ai-wr"Y ""' ' rf H f 'I fi E' ff ,J 7.. , .lf Mig- 4- .ew '- .11 ...Q .r i., ,rw ,921 ,229 :H .J -27' ' V , ' ll ,,l, 1. itil In . 1 .1h.:..ziw.,35..,: .11ZZe,,g33'f iff, iii? ' .M , ., W 7 af s met . . l l A, x ' ,. sf . M y. 'if ww'- IA l vi.. we ww" I " " may K 5. ,'1,1u,6,,5- ggsw v . ,Q-M ' 'H Improvements were made on the golf team to finish 5th in district by going at it ull swing ahead etermination was the key factor in the im- provement of this year's golf team, By having longer practices and attending more tournaments they were determined to have a good season. Their hard work paid off and by the end of the year their im- provements were obvious. "We started our first tour- nament with a 363 and we ended our season with a 318," said Coach Eddie Dowler. With improvements came adjustments. The team had to adjust to having their own coach because this year was the first year that they didn't have to share a coach with MacArthur and Irving. Their scores reflected the adjustments they made. "We did much better this year," said Iunior Chad Windham, "and we improv- edalot." One of the team's greatest achievements was being four strokes away from se- cond place in the district tournament. Unfortunately because of their incon- sistency by the end of the tournament the team ended up in 6th place. "The team's hardest obstacle this season was enior Rene Gonzales made an S outstanding contribution to this year's golf team by finishing below 80 in two varsity tournaments. In the first round of district competi- tion, the team was in third place with the help of Gonzales who shot a 78. Chad Windham photo. being consistent," Dowler said. "They were in third after the first round in district. Marvin Reynolds had a 76 and Renee Gonzales had a 78, but in the second round they were unable to withstand the pressure and finished in fifth." Now supplied with a permanent coach and an obvious determination to improve maybe the golf team will come in a consistent first in next year's district tournament. Story by Chrystal Davis. Practicing his swing, Iunior Iohn Zimlich concentrates on the ball. The golf team practiced throughout the school year during sixth period. Chad Windham photo. Golf Team: lfroni rawj Clint Smith. Kenny Green, Rodney Hegwoad, Iohn Zimlich. Rene Gonzales, Leslie Lenls. lsecond rowj Marvin Reynolds, Darren Kilsby, Chad Windham, Brian McGee, Gary Pittman, Steve Horsey, Coach Eddie Dowler. e did rett well gifs y season. We all improved a lot. It was obvious by watching that we got better as the year progressed. We still have a lot of rmprovrn to do and we're working hard at it. lunior Chad Windham Tm 191 Boys' track broke records, ran 5th at the Texas Relays. Their hard work paid off n the long run This is one story that doesn't need a catchy lead to entice the readers. The simple facts should grab one's attention. The Nimitz boy's track team placed first in the district meet. They are the only team in Nimitz history to have won two Con- secutive district champion- ships in any sport. They ran a 3:156 in the 1600 meter relay - the fifth fastest time at the Texas Relay Meet. Now, supplied with the hard facts, one might be wondering why this team didn't make it to the state meet. "We're in the most com- petitive region in the state, Coach Milton Watson said, "and we've beat everybody in this area except for the 1 9 2 Boys Track Dallas district." Although the team didn't go to the state competition, they did take part in what they considered to be a challenging meet. "The Texas Relays are a big deal," Senior Cedric Layton said. "It's bigger than district to us. Some of the best teams in Texas get to gof' For the second straight year, Watson took his mile relay team to the Texas Relays which is an invita- tional meet held in Austin where Willms, Kevin Ferguson, Layton and Adolfo Soto finished fifth in the 1600 meter relay. The only goal that the team set for themselves that they did not reach was going to the state meet as a team, but they all agreed that their backbreaking workouts were worth their record breaking season. Story by Ernie Cote. Iunior Rudolf Soto tries to get his stretching partner senior Brian Willms to get serious. They took their workouts and meets serious- ly. Gary Schepf photo. K eeping an eye on the discus, Senior Kirk Burgess completes his throw. Through the experience Burgess gained in meets, he was able to place second in district. Gary Schepf photo. 1. . .- Wedidsret- 'i'il Q ty goo this season. We 'M were picked to f be district Q M ta i' champs wg- ' again, and , we worked R If' ' really hard V, A , WW 9 like we did 4 . . ,. mst yew. . undt H ' ' ' g 0 1 If a g a i n. We work- d as a team and we got what we wanted, 9 Senior Don Danford -0119 Reputations vs. Realities ' My goal was to break the record sol worked hard and did it. - Sr. lerry Edgar lt was myfirst year in the high jump. Ierry and Idid all right. - Sr. Don Danford They said we'd be district champs ifl did my part and I did. - Sr. Kirk Burgess I worked hard to break the record, but it was worth it. -- Sr. Kevin Ferguson We all worked hard and were proud to be on the team. - Sr. Brian Willms Very successful season, met every goal but going to state. - Coach Milton Watson Pulling and stretching every muscle in his body, Senior Brian Outsider's Insight The boys' track team showed lots of umph, and they made great strides for 1986. Linda Ivins, vice-principal Willms prepares for the 400m relay. Willms and the relay team had the 5th fastest time in the state. Gary Schepf photo. 4 ff .4 ..,. !.'2,rgg'P' "Qin -Iv . .-'11 ,F Vg ' v xW Ol.: TW 0 ' TRY, . '11 ni ...V ' . S W4 uygrlfil x ogging before his real workout begins with the rest of the track tum, Freshman Byron Miles makes his way around the IV football field. An- drea Mandley photo. . f 3 A 1 in 0 T -- .p1'C5jvtr f,Q'T "Q, f A G 'F twig ' I ,ikqj1 'J T -. s '- ' yr, , f Q sf fx .' . . ev' " V 7 V . l- - ' Y :f ' 'Q p, Q. f fi d f ' . 1 w 1 x W6:, . M.. " R- T' n w? .. V J ' My xi J A M QM ' 0 , ' ? , - ' c' , g. Boy! Track Tum: ffront rowl Tim Hux, Adolfo Soto, Iames Hux. Eric Maye, Ronnie Smith, Britt Vaughan, john Romo. fsecond rowj Mark Coffman, Keith Bosworth, Alejandro Roman, Iimmy Williams. R1i'doi'5Soto. Matt Brooks. lim Davis. I. B. Miller. Anthony Montgomery. lthird rowj Corey Van Volkenburg, john Mowry, Scott Gaither. larry Edgar. Cedric Layton. Horace Fuller. lfourth rowl Sharon Yeakley, Michelle DeFreece, Don Danford, Kirk Burgess, Bien Willms. Kevin Ferguson. Coach Milton Watson. dw., ., ,ff,i-4asndul11-UMNO-ww L .s . W, Boys Track Was it hard work and dedication that gave them their unity and success? No, it just uns in the family hrough the thrill of victories and agonies of deficiencies, the glirls' track team coped wit the in- eligibilities of some of their key runners and celebrated sending three to regionals. Part of the success is con- tributed to Coach Beck Christenberry's hard, workouts, love for the track girls and moral support. "I think Coach Chris is the most caring coach an athlete can work with," Senior Theresa Smith said. "You went out for practice and worked for Coach Chris because she cared a lot." Another part is attributed to other team members. "We were like a family," said Freshman Angie Foster. "When one of us would mess up, there was always another team 1 Girls Track member to back you up and give moral support. Returning track members hope that the team unit and moral support will still exist even thou h Christenberry has decided not to coach next year. The returning members not only hope the new coach will be sup ortive but also that the track, members will be as close as they were before. "Being like a family af- fected us because it made our victories better," Smith said. "We could share the victories with others? Certain individuals did exceptionally well and the team was able to celebrate with them. Sheila Kazee broke a new school record in the 100 meter dash. Taji Cornell also broke the school record in the 100 meter hurdles. Kazee, LeeAnn Baker and Smith advanced to regionals, and Smith then advanced to state. The thrills outnumbered the agonies this season, and the few agonies were eas to deal with because they were dealt with within the family. Story by Shannon Scott. oach Becky Christenberry C congratulates a happy Theresa Smith after a first-place shot put throw. Christenberry helped make the team one big family, her team said. Shanrian Long photo. -s....qa ..-,,4g,?qk. 1, 1 "' 'wth s - -A T 'fi 'til' r""m ..U.:fgNa 'Q' 'Q nuff--3 W' 'p . " Q-was me-wefssrs ,vamp Lv 5-'mm .sagssf 'rw if is -.. ' Ma ' ' o , ., . r.. is 'W It an . .3 -' - ..,,,, vi ...N W - 'mlil 5, ,SRLJ Wim-.alan f-.4 his year's team was a close knit family. The runners had the support of their team- mates. The fr e s h m e n brought a sup- portive at- titude to the --7""! team. They look like they will stick with track. Girls Track Coach Becky Christen- berry, -T Wt. 1-'Midas' '- Reputations vs. Realities IV has a great future ahead of them. They really impressed me. - Coach Becky Christenberry Taii Cornell reaching her goal provediwhat hard work and dedication can do. - Teresa Smith I accomplished my goals that I set out for at the end of last year. - Lee Ann Baker It was a dream I never thought would come true, but with hard work it's become reality. - Sr. Theresa Smith Track was a great experience for me this year. I enjoyed the girls and Coach Chris. - Ir. Shiela Kazee Sophomore Kim Gruber moves along in her daily workouts. The 400 meter workouts were hard, but they paid off for Gruber as she placed in most meets. Brazier Shimnan Long photo. ' Outsider's Insight We may not have won anything spectacular, but every irl went out there and did her best. Ann Brazier, mother o Debbie U It .-ikf l?':..l!".'-1.-iY'3 ' ' 'yaU.5,x,,- Nb' .. ' .-. . 4 S - .. . -P-"-0. -.',,3, I . ' .sr-as .ft --. Q. -s 'rw . . WR " .. D . 4 1 ' , ' 1. - U . 1-. , .. .-...Q 'I ,L , ib- L . , Q A , ,,m-re...a-,-V-A -1' . pf. ' .,,, 3 5.5 ' gg .."'Ir 'rn .wifi-X L, '- Qt f , ' wr Girls Track Team: lfront rowl Tina Wilson, Lisa King. Kathy Cox, Kim Gruber, Sheila Kazee. Melody Dollison. rhonda Kanhai, Shannen Long, Melissa Power. lsecond rowl Shelly Truher, Kristin Murphy, Debbie Brazier, San- dra Duckworth, Meredith McCoy, Ronda Brewster, Trudy Tobias. Angie Wilson. LeeAnn Baker. lthird rowl Theresa Smith, julie York, Teji Cornell. Bonnie Etten. Lara Mitchell, Sonja McGarity, Tracy Wilkerson, Steward Wenino, Shannon Scott. lfourth rowl Coach Becky Chirstenberry, Lisa Ierpi, Shannon Zimlich, Connie Glennon, Dawn Ratcliff, Elizabeth Gruneweld, Angie Foster, Khristi Bryant. Senior Theresa Smith prepares A A for her next throw. The mental and physical preparations paid off Sh ' when Smith placed sixth in state annon Long photo. Q' v , iff 'lim LQ Winding up with the discus, Senior LeeAnn Baker concen- trates on the 100 meter mark. Baker placed sixth in regionals and helped the team both physically and mental- ly improve over last year. Shannen Long photo. Girls Track 1 9 5 1 9 6 Varsity Baseball Reputations vs. Realities We played the best we could and beat them pretty bad. -M Soph. Mike Simmons NHS 4 HIL 8 That was the best game. We lost in the llth inning. Y Soph. Ricky King We NHS 4 SGP 3 came out playing and we played hard until the end. Y Soph. Ralph Brunner NHS 14 SUN 1 We were down by two in the last inning. We'd beat them before. -- Ir. Chris NHS18 RIC 9 Spence It was a real circus. They shouldn't have made any runs. W Ir. Rick NHS17 RIC 11 Hagerud I knew we'd beat them. We had before, so . .. - Ir. Trevor Davis NHS10 SUN 0 . . uring a g at ISS, lunior OutSldeI',S Inslght Eric Hageiiltliifle puts all of his Definite improvement! They had a whole lot of heart. They never gave up, energy into every pitch. Each and they always bounced book after being down. Peggy Filbeck, Nimitz PIBYSI' also used I'IiS energy to keep bqsebqllfqn up the team's spirit. Stephanie Mashman photo. W ith determination on his face, Senior Mike Rushing returns to the dugout for a thirst quencher. The team had hard workouts, but in the early summer weather, they still had to adjust to the heat, and lots of empty Gatorade bottles could always be found in the dugout after the games ended. Gary Schepf photo. eady to make a powerful swing, Sophomore Mike Simmons keeps his eye on the ball. Simmons and the rest of the varsity baseball team put a lot of concentration into their game. Their hard work may not have resulted in a large number of wins on the season, but they found the ex- perience helped them look forward to next year. Chad Windham photo. N- 4 K. is 1 3 W e played good, but we just couldn't get a win. It took the best team in the start e 1 1 innings to I beat us b Varsity baseball had the right players, 5 . gpgfgfgiifgl coaches. They worked hard but had -' f2""" biiitctfti wouIdn't have had any luck at all this year Baseball Who s Who" he records showed the team's win-loss record as a majority of losses, but off the record the team was tops in spirit, togetherness, determination and hardwork. This year the team was united under a new coach. Coach Bryan Harwell, who played high school baseball in a Viking uniform himself, had high hopes for the team. He pulled- them together and taught them to give it all they had. "The coach helped the team out a lot. He stuck with us throughout the los- ing season and never gave up on us," Sophomore Ricky King said. The varsity team practic- ed every day after school. Practice started with stretching, running and bat- ting practice. Workouts were tough, but it helped to strengthen the team. "Coach Harwell made the difference. He wanted us to win. He gave us a hard workout so that when game time came, we'd be prepared," Sophomore Aaron Flinchum said. The baseball players never threw in the towel either. They worked hard, and they did their best. "We played good, real good. Sometimes we de- served to win because of all the good work, plays and hits we made. But some- times we had too many er- rors that lost it for us," Senior Alfred Antonetti said. Team spirit was rarely on a downer. 'Let's go Mike' and other calls to team- mates could be heard from the dugout. They gave each other support and made some family ties among themselves. "Our team was made up of one big family. It made all of us feel great to be on the up 'n' up, and when something went wrong we all felt that, too," Senior Chris Coronado said. Though the defeats put a dent in the record, it's what's on the inside that means the most. Nimitz var- sity baseball proved that winning isnit everythingg it's how you play the game that counts. Story by Lara Trahan. 53551 'Ee-4a.. :ge-'l.s:...f '. .wf fm V. Ai A ll of the batters on the varsity team were always eager to not only bat but also to return to the homeplate to score for their team. They couldn't have done anything without the cooperation that all the players showed. Gary Schepf photo. i L4..,. 1' . W... .. 5 Vt: , 2 a -. .,., , , U 1 1, if ,, ., ,fs'3 . A 5, 5, X fa., A 1 ' Q L ' - U" I- ' ,...-1 A " ' Wit , - -' A 1-' 7 g , . 4 , 71,1 UMA 'pi If t A , If , -ix' 2 Unix! l . ' f X 1 . - jg . S 1' .. , if Q - 1 ,,n,,'2:-- .3 ..., , S 1' at , 4 i fl , lb K I I - . 1 ,N ' f 1 -N ,Q x t , , , . N , V . A l P V: ' Af' 65 sa K v 4" , l' . 1 i 1' w e H : if 1 '-. .1 T 57 9 K e S Xt - M- . - ,it N4 ' 5 . I . t P ' ' t A T J Varsity Baseball Team: Ifront row! Paige Filbeck, Kyle Malhies, Mike Brunner, Eric McBride, Mike Simmons, Heath Daniels. Isecond rowl Erin Flinchum, Chris Spence, Chris Coronado, Eden Mar- inez ro Smi ' ' ' ' t ,T y th. Curtis Iames, Kenneth Rushing. fthird rowl Coach Bryan Harwell, Trevor Davis, Mike Rushing. Alfred Antonetli. Ricky King. Brian Baron, Eric Hagerud, Coach G.W. Mellon. Varsity Baseball 1 9 7 In en e v e 1' we were losing or if we weren't play- ing too good, we usually didn't let it Scoreboard may have shown them down dvg Wg- but their high spirits meant all was well husgufjy high spirits. It h d Ricllalid Liddgnll e I n e u g- ou The sport baseball requires a lot of time and devotion. This year's junior varsity baseball team had both. The players prac- ticed every day after school until 6 p.m. When a player consistently strives to im- prove his game, that is dedication, and many players improved tremen- dously throughout the year. The junior varsity basket- ball team worked together and showed a lot of team unity. Throughout the season they adapted to new positions and plays that changed the outcome of a few games. Over all the season was a great learning experience. The baseball team's final district record was 4-8, and their season record was 6- 13. Hlnconsistent play," said Coach Iinks White, "was the cause of the inconsistency l ff fM".'f?'e,T1w ' aft' in the win-loss record." Two exciting victories in the season were the MacAr- ther and Irving games. These games were impor- tant statistically and moral- ly to the players because they beat their rivals. "Everyone was enthusiastic about the game, and we really enjoyed beating our biggest rivals," said Freshman Anthony Villanueva. Although their record doesn't show it, the IV baseball team improved and grew together as a team, This year's learning ex- perience helped them to prepare for next year. Freshman Paul Chung said, "Next year we will be ready to take on even more vic- tories."Story by Iill McDonald and Tonya Tribble Nimitz IV player Paul Chung hits a single to centerfield to bring in two runs. A few strong bat- ters really benefited the team. Chad Windham photo. V player Anthony Villanueva I runs quickly to first base then makes a quick turn and runs on to second. Chad Windham photo. 1 IV Baseball Laden ,ggi T hree strikes didn't get the batter out but Freshman Iohn Clem tags him on the run. Clem and the rest of the IV team were good hard workers, but they Rst had some bad ' breaks. Chadwin amphoto. V v I . I considered this year as a building season for next year. - Fr. Paul Chung The season was good, but we made mistakes at had times. - Soph. Mark Kim When we played without many errors we were undefeatable. - Fr. Alex Pena We learned some new things this year and we had fun. - Soph. Richard ., , Even though we didn't win them all we still had fun. - Soph. Iason Thompson Reputations vs. Realities - NHS 4 GP 6 NHS 0 DUN 5 NHS 17 MAC 5 NHS 9 IRV 5 NHS 6RLT 9 0utsider's Insight I enjoy watching the team Elay. Their main problem was that they were such a young team, ut they are going to do some winning next year. Mrs. Laden, parent of Soph. Richard Laden Eyre-Q-E14 A"'effff9 Ng.. ' ll... 'sa :ff , - 'gn 1 V' ga- V . . M ,ur ' W, Rf'f+wli-- l . 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' i v ' ' 2 N i l -- v 'Ai-gif" , ' '13 'YT -'e-'RI M A-r 33-4 -- 4 f , Y Z - . gi .K 'Qnf-.V Q M. .. 3-f'S.'g W 4 ' X L' ' -. 4 . .4 ,',' Y,..',k- '.Q.fe 4 4 ' "N f" S 'v b ig'-sf - r' 4:57 791 Q ' k , ,.. -f ' 4, rift 5' sf' 'Q ,gf 'ff if 'f., r- - ,tw 55. f-A Ti N .Nl .N 4,1 -1 -- 1 M " , 4 ' ' . M '14 ,e I-.. . " if - f I .. e A I -f i f N A -, 1, " ll VL, x RJ l IN .l .K X. X 'sf. mh ' gif , Q 'V V-- ,, ASM M TM- fr- l 1" ,., - ' "tv 'f"f,, . junior VIII? Baseball Team: ffranl rowl Richard Laden, Kenneth Rushing. Kelvin Brown, Ricky King, Mark im, Iason Thompson, Mark Courson, Anthony Villanueva, Iames Clem, fsecond rowj Alex Pena, Paul Chung, Chris Windham, Brent Green, Robert KGaul!, Mike Mitchell. Coach links White. fthird rowl Aaron Coo er. Corley Connell . Flint Lee. Troy Hallberg, Danny Atkins, Daniel Faber, Larry Campo, Daniel lflzrnandez. Bennie Vklloodson. IV Baseball 1 9 9 if" :fit 2-f-ft ii 51 I' ' V A 'Z " '7 ff ,- "T" , zr"1:-:'l'1:'f,z.m .., .,'w. 2"-H1 ' ' . ,V , i . . f.,. ' f -' --, . M3143 - - - Reputations-Vg Realities The Irving team has improved so much. Most of the credit goes to their coach. He's great. - Senior Theresa Wright The Newman Smith team was exceptional. They had a good all-around score. - lunior Leanne Parma f The L. D. Bell team had a lot of elite people which really gave us a challenge. - Sophomore Terry Shumate The Garland team had their act together. They knew what it meant to work. - Iunior Allana Moore . . s she begins her floor routine, OutSlder,S Inslght A Senior Theresa Wright They're a very dedicated group of young people. They are small but very prepares for a tumbling run. Steve enthusiastic, and I believe that they have a lot of potential. Mrs. Roxanne Muhman photo. Parma, mother oflunior Leanne Parma Rfk' s Freshman Larry Reeves prepares to begin his compulsory routine, Q A he waits for the judges' approval to start. Being one of the few ,.. freshmen on the team, Reeves had to work hard and gain the respect of the ' mostly upperclassmen team. With a good year and hard work, he was able . to do this. Steve Mashman photo. oming down on the springboard, Iunior Leanne Parma is anxious to C make a perfect vault. The gymnast has to make every move as graceful as possible while using all her strength at the same time to hurl herself up into her move. Steve Mashman photo. it --wg g' ---n....... ,M-.-.4-........,. Gyllalim Team: Uront rowj jackie lones. Coach lanet Cochran, Stacie Cashman. Iaecond rowl David Bottanheld. Terry Schumate, Iannifer Day. Beth Young, Ithird mwj Larry Reeves, Theresa Wright, Leanne Pamia, Allana Moore, Derek Bennett. 0055 Wh- 1' With only 11 members, the gymnastics team fought the odds and were almost perfect ten I 'FWwnn. Qwvvww This year's gymnastics team waspdefinitely not lacking in quality. The team had a group of very fine gymnasts. Although the team con- sisted of many talented peo- ple not all were able to com- pete at all times. This prob- lem did more damage to the group's season than anything else. "Our main problem was the fact that we never had enough players," Iunior Derek Bennett said. "The No Pass-No Play rule was a very good idea and a very necessary evil," Coach Ianet Cochran said, "But it was the main reason for the constant lack of players." Along with the in- eligibilities were the numerous injuries which caused many to miss meets and important practices. "We had such a small team already, and with the injuries and No Pass-No Play, we lost even more," junior Allana Moore said. "The team just could not af- ! We were all 5 o 0 d frien s and that helped when we 3 would have to p u s h o n e another lo do the best. We all knew each o t h e r ' s s t r e n g t h s a n d weaknesses. T h e r e weren't very many of us, but we all tried our best and we had fun. Senior LeannePanma ford that loss." Even with the shortage of available gymnasts the team did exceptionally well at Team Cup, the last meet of the season. The team has made great accomplishments this year, It has been a year of growth and maturing for the group of young gymnastics. "I've watched these kids grow. They have improved more than I ever expected," Cochran said. "I am very proud of this team." Story by Shannon Ingrim. W ith all her limbs in perfect positions, Iunior Allana Moore starts with her mat routine. The spectators and other gymnasts are keeping a close eye on Moore who always kept their attention with her creative routines. Steve Mashman photo. GYIIIIIHSUCS ""i.. 201 - lit? a n M Y , R K , W L t ,L,. .,.. if-:iiiiiiie - iifiiiffiif-K'"1'I5i?:!?'Efi'E-f"-1'9i:!r'l!":r1z1:1.p,r-1,rr -W'x::z:::-xzxcrz'-A--Wiillivsliiifial859555595L55Z5"V2:v:riE:?:,,?i?E:zE Ur'-i '4"ffT':52i: " . 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It was a rarity that a day would pass without an 8 a.m. meeting or a club sponsored event. Being involved gave us a positive attitude towards our- selves by making us leaders and towards our school by making us proud - Proof Positive. D rum Major Senior Tony Benitez leads the band at a halftime performance, Benitez was awarded a music scholarship to North Texas State University. Erikalyn Ellis photo. me -ffcfezrzw' ft we +s.,1eff,f Y-f,fM,,w. if Qi 2 0 2 Proof Positive 'wr' 1 '-'.:,f':s' 1 f r At the play rehearsal of "Exit the Body" Fresh- man So Ok Kim tries to calm down classmate Ieannie Bush. Bush is frantic because she has just seen a dead body in her closet and thinks she is going crazy, The Nimitz chorale practices for an upcoming con- t Senior sponsor Gary cer . Schepf twirls Bridgette Dozier k." to "Rock Around The Cloc Varsity cheerleader Dale In Howard applauds a guest fiigij- speaker at a ep rally. Steve -ii' Mashman, Chad Windham i'.A photos. Proof Bositive 2 0 3 Student Council Student involvement proves school pride tudent Council was an active organization whose major con- cern was getting the students and teachers involved with school ac- tivities. The council, officers, class and homeroom representatives met to get ideas for future projects. "The club is for better com- munication between the student body, faculty and among students," Sponsor Linda Halcomb said. They provided services and educational projects for the school and community. "The council promotes interac- tion between the students and the city they live in through programs like CHIMES, Adopt-A-Child, SMILE, Pennies for People, and the calendar for starvin children," Sophomore Steven Baxle said. Other activities that the Student A d 0 p t - A - Child is great! I t r e ally makes ou feel good, to see t e kid's face as he opens his gift. Sophomore lim-Hee Choi Council took part in were the Freshman Orientation, the election of the Homecoming Court, Home- coming dparade, bonfire, dance an door decorations, spirit ribbon sales and the Viking of the Month. The marquee in front of the school and the calendar in the west hall were put up and decorated by commit- tees on the council. Each was set up to benefit students by keeping them informed of the events go- ing on during the week. "Student Council is a great way to get involved with what's going on at our school. I don't mind taking the extra three or four hours a week to work on the mar- quee and calendar," Senior Heath Daniels said. The Student Council is not referred to as a club, but as a council of young minds working together to make their school a friendlier, happier and more active place for students to be. Story by Lara Trahan. ,uf .f4""' Jax B R H ' an a ,X Z' Vice principal Bill McAlister does his share of the dirty work on Spring Clean Up Day. Students and faculty joined together to spruce up the campus in May. Stephanie Mashman photo. 2 Organizations A s a member of the Public Rela- tions committee, Senior Heath Daniels decorates the calendar for the week ol' November 25-27. This was Daniels' third year in the Student Council. Chad Windham photo. AS Sophomore Terry Shumate watches on, four year old Manuel Rodriquez tears open one of the many gifts that he received from Molly Turner's Physical Science class. Rodriquez was one of the participants of the Adopt-A-Child program. loe Salinas photo. NM Student Council: iimni rnwl Sunil Duran. katie Enhuls. Keith Nialhies. Kiln Bruin, livrlhu Yillareail. Tiifanv Wlllmnis, Darrell lngrim, Ronnie Perry, Rhon- da Iinsli Nw nnil rim! Ivnniier Perri. Stephen Bexley. So Young kirn. Teresa l"f.trst1!ls.Si1'Xi' Nlnrzli-xi I. liintli Hee. lllms Spence. Linda lialcomb Ilhird rnwl 'I'ain.ir.i Wilsy Tins Reynolds. lietitlier Haley. Shawna Tucker. Gene Bush, Delninie Ili-mirtx, kim While. left Morgar! wav Student Council sponsor Linda Halcomb amuses an ex's child during the reception for the returning students after the Homecoming parade, This reception gave old friends an opportunity to catch up with the latest news. Steve Mashman photo. u-A f K K ji., . vp :li 31322-. . MX K Cu . Q' W its it an 'Q ,z. , if 5? unnsnamwd leaning up Nimitz High School was dirty work, but somebody had to do it lunior president Didi Sawyer looks for the best C cleanser to do the job for the Student Council Spring Clean'Up Day. Msny students took time out from their Saturday mornings to take part in the sprucing up of the buildings' appearance. Stephanie Mashman photo. Student Council 2 0 5 cience Club members take time out for a picnic luncb and laughter at the Glen Rose Dinosaur Park. Students' in- volvement for the club was very active for its first year at "' s A school. Candy Smilie photo. , K v iv w,,f- , ' 'Q 1. r N ' ' A x fegi ,S . h f as " ' ' i Number Sense and Calculator Clubs: Karen Sargent. Julia Taylor. Scott Doran, David Coward. Doris Renshaw. ,el 9 5 3' t,f - -if- . wr . ee, !?i'Z:3ii9'fts"2'5l ' Q- ff -ma E D A A .Z 'Fx Mu Alpha Theta: tjmnt rmvl Karen Sargent, Valerie Adler. Allan Adams. Allana Moore. Nick Elizondo. Everly Broadway. tseuond rowl Debbie Hen- drix. Michael Angelo. Rod Byers. Iaime Lawrence. Karen Eckert, Steve Mor- dicai. Sondra tlutowsku. lames Bratton, Chuck Holley. tthird mwl Courtney Blackwell. Elizabeth loseph. Beverly Harris. Dennise Garcia. Dorinda Weaver. Diana Torres. Norma Rea, LeAnne Parma, Rhonda Bush. Unurth rowl David Kim. Lisa Ierpi. Shannon Klngen. Ronnie Perry. Rodney Hegwood, Chris Arnold. Todd Bowden. Chris Spence. DiDi Sawyer. Meredith McCoy Uijth rowl Donna Mason. Tammy Black. Doug Rhodes. Denise Craig. Lisa Robinson, Dion Anchetta, led Commadante. Brooke Summural. Becky Murry. lsixth rcnvl Natalie tlhaves. So Young Kim. Scott llunt. TRON: ttront rowl Iohn Kim. Daren Matgke. Billy Swarm. Glenn Granaclo Iswzuntl row! Bob llarmon. Ginny Lilnpus. Steve Baxley. Cary Stzhepl. lthird rowl tulsa Taylor, Charla Thorlon. Sherri Mrzlntosh. Erin Haberkamp ljuurth rowl Ioey Htten. David tiowartl. lefftlraves. lefftiharlton. l . J, death X., nitiation ceremonies start with the presidential speech. Mu RON members spend the day at the Texas State Farr to enioy the Robotics Exhibit displayed Alpha Theta s president, Allana Moore, gives a brief introduc- there. Learning more about computers and electronic devices could help these students tion before the ceremony begins. Chad Windham photo. decide on a future career choice Iohn Mowry photo 2 0 6 Organizations SK' tiIqgQ', r.. r v A .. B1 .... l 1 l Number Sense, Tron, Mu Alpha Theta, Sci-Fi, Science Club Making moves for out of this World advances ath careers. Number Sense, Tron and Mu Alpha Theta were the clubs that promoted and allowed students to get involved and further their interests in math. Number Sense, a UIL competition club for total mental thinking, was started by algebra teacher Doris Renshaw. "I started Number Sense when the school opened. It takes a lot of work because it is very com- plicated," Renshaw said. The con- test is based on strict mental in- telligence, as no scratch paper or erasures can be used during competition. The club name Tron is the com- puter command "trace on," to follow a program's path. Sponsors Ginny Limpus, Gary Schepf, and club members went to a robot exhibit at the State Fair. Tron looked at the various types of robots, ranging from play toys to engineering machines. "Tron has been to many com- puter contests, and we went to regionals. We have hosted our own contest here at school," Limpus said. The club also took part in a com- puter dating survey. Many students filled out an information sheet to find out who their most compatible mate might be. "I'm going to major in accounting, and Mu Alpha Theta provides a background that universities look for," Iunior Troy Smith said. Two other clubs that started this year were Sci-Fi and the Science Club. Sci-Fi is for any student in- terested in science fiction and fan- tasy tales. Activities ofthe club in- cluced book reviews, story writing, trivial pursuit, attending Sci-Fi con- ventions and viewing media. The Science Club is for those Number Sense was difficult at first. It became much easier b e c a u s e I learned more s Ir o r t c u t s . S o p h o m o r e David Coward students interested in learning more about the world sciences. The club has gone to the Omni Theater, the Glen Rose Dinosaur Park, a nuclear power plant, and White Mountain National Wildlife Park. "I really enjoy being in the Science Club because it allows me to see some interesting articles," l Mu Alpha Theta, another math Senior Vince Zost said, l Sci-Fizlfrunl rowl Martha Granada. Satish Skariah. lacques Brooks, Krista Club' competed In Texas of these Clubs -,al to McDaniel, Chris Walden, -Tim Collier, pon Killian, lsecond mwl League Contest. Speclal Speakers of Students who are fascmated with 'in Reynaldo Abutm. Stephen Tillery, Michael hrlund, Glenn McGee. Travis , , 1 , , Hall. Trey Morris, Randy Seago math Careers and unusual math thls world and Olll of lhls WOI'ld l topics visited the club to try to en- science. Story by Lara Trahan. y courage members in pursuing a P -make Career in 12.1 -Q7 un -qqxgi-.1 --- - -1" -ry -L I l , . A ' , 'Q A f ' me Q Q " . reg, ,, a . v - . - 7. , I X' 'IP A , Xin I - l ' 1 E1 F inf 1-at I is , ,V Wifi 6 , , l , - l Science Club: lfronl rowl Michael Angelo. Vince Zost. led Commandante, :TL , Victor Eugenio, Shawn Wallace, Chuck Tillman. Clint Parsons. Michael x 1 , Hill. Clint Cage. lsecond ruwl Teresa Hasty, Santosh lohn, Steve McNeil. ,X l- n 1 ! 5 Young lu Kim, Roxanne Richardson. Rachael Balto. Debbie Hendrix, An- A '- nie Iohn, S ci-Fi sponsor Don Killian hangs the pedigree stating that "Nimitz Sci-Fi Club is the owner ofa genuine Dreeble from the planet Altairf' This certificate announced the start , of the club. Candy Smilie photo. Number Sense, Tron, Mu Alpha Theta, Sci-F i, Science 2 7 French, Spanish, German, Latin Parties and Friends a cultural discovery Frohliche Weihnachten, Io Saturnalia, Feliz Nuvidud, joyeux Noel, Merry Christmas. Dur- ing the Christmas season, the foreign language classes sang carols through the halls in their learned language as one of their many activities. "Besides singing songs, I like a Germanfest the best," said Senior Lee Ann Baker. This festivity con- sisted of competition with German phases of grammar, reading com- prehension, and fun things like pretzel eating and rootbeer drink- ing. Baker, vice-president and historian of the club, kept track of all records from the meetings and get-togethers. At the same time, the French and I think the French club is great, but I wish more people were Spanish clubs were having fun eating, dancing, and singing at their December Christmas party. They also tried a scavenger hunt, having all the words in mixed languages. Club sponsor, Sarah Di Tucci said, "We try to offer as much fun and enjoyment as possible, while still trying to interest the students in the country's cultural background and history." The Latin club also seemed to have fun at their "after-Christmas" party. Many games including Trivial Pursuit were played, awarding the winners with points. At the end of the night, the one with the most points received a S25 bonus. Other activities included a Roman Orgy at the Magic Time machine, participating in the Homecoming parade, and the an- nual fund raiser. George Delarosa, president of the Latin club said, "Latin, being the basis for the English language, will hopefully help me in my future career." - - Although most students took a gnovoffgeliore foreign language class because of Malzt Cart- college requirements, they proved . to make many friends and have wright much fun in their foreign language clubs. Story by Lynda Kain. is XX lsr---vm Q gf , , ,f t uniors Chris Arnold, Shelli Hendrick, Drew Erben, and I Freshman lason Beals try to understand the full concept of the verb "to be." Their struggle with learning Latin was eased by their enjoyment of the class. Ioe Salinas photo. 2 0 8 Organizations s French teacher Sarah DiTucci says a number in French, 'Iunior Michelle Defreece writes the numerals on the board: This was one of many practices the French teacher used to aid in understanding the language. Ioe Salinas photo. ecky Christenberry, a German teacher and coach, frowns at a student when asked, "Do we have to take a quiz to- day?" Ioe Salinas photo. WR?-'f N hi" Dbxlmaa ff , . Spanish Club: lfronl ruwl Deborah Ledda. Kim Brem. Shannon lngrim, Carole Innes. Shannon Smith, Sarah DiTucci. lsewnd rowl Michael Angelo. Cindy Smith. Sandy Martino, Debbie Rich, Deirdre Ficken. llhlrd rowl Brian Reid. Tabitha Moore. Melissa Alley. Laura Iuhnson. Marla Rhodes. ifuurth rowl Milne Mitchell. Vicki Harris, Beverly Harris. SangO French Club: ffront row! Julie York. Mechelle Chesser, Matt Cartwright. Sarah DiTucci. Isecnnd rowl Angela lfryar. Angela Leal, Sandy Martino, Debbie Rich, Trahn Pham, Shawn Sutherland. llhird ruwl Mary Harris. lolene Mckeown, Ricki Chase. Maria Ortiz, Iosie Flores. lfuurlh rowl Gary Rheinfeldt, Paula Hinkle, Lisa Durham, Belly Vineyard. Penny Wise. German Club: ffront mwl Darby Adams. Ianet Mackay. fsecond rowl Iason Cuulther, Becky Chrislenberry, Stewart Wenino. V 4 -,Vi -- 1 -5 :'?:1E7f'+"'?'2 A I , 5- F 'Q' -n 2 'gp , I . a v V " I ' A fav r -- ' ,'- i Latin Club: ffront rowl Lynda Kain, Steve Sarosy. Guy Swimm. Trinh Tranh. George DeLaRosa, Scott Anderson, Iolin Lalesse fsecond row! Martha Evans. Missy Milliolen, Santosh Iohn, David Klutz, Iason Evans. leffThornton. Cindy Mee, Allana Moore. Drew lirben. ehorah Ledda and her f'u'st year Spanish class discuss the present tense of the verb "hablar" which means "to talk" in English. Ledda often drills their Spanish vocabulary to help the students learn. Ioe Salinas photo. Language Clubs 2 0 9 S enior Iames Brinkley, president of Teens for Christ, and Iunior Tresha O'Connor read through Brinkley's Bible during Sixth period. Brinkley was reading Psalms 3:3 to O'Connor while waiting for the 3:30 bell. Chad Rueffer photo. W' ' ! gf' : A X V Vfigj jfilv Y r a 7 5:2 'Mfrs ff 45 ,.s vi , l T 5 .L .1 ,a arm' .4 . S ' ,. . FHA: ffront rowl Kim Foxx, Tonya Tucker. fsecond rowj Shanna Murphy, Tracey Broom, Shawna Tucker. Y-Teens: ffront rowj Belinda Mann, Amy Polous, Sonja Piper. fsecond rowl Kathy Barbee, lennifer Polous, Andrea Aviles. Teens for Christ: ffront rowl Tan a Scott, Tresha O'Con- nor, james Brinkley, Fabian Tralian. fsecond rowl Julie York, Kirk Seace, Karen Murphy, Shannon Warren, Stacy Warren, Patricia Hulen. fthird rowl Iosie Flores, Shawna Tucker, Tonya Tucker, Kathy Messersmith, Tracey Broom. a rar. f ". . - l -f P' S , K - . E ti, +, t v A I Q . A, -. ...a. rrf' k ' '1 A-."x A H! FCA: Uront rowl Coach Patti Salerno, Becky Guynn, Theresa Smith, Coach Becky Christenberry, Shannon Smith, Kim Wing, Lori Ferriman. Isecond rowj Debbie Brazier, Didi Sawyer, Sharon Williams, Shannon Kingen, Priscilla Barber, Kim Simmons, Coach Alice Taylor, Michelle Gruber, Coach Mona Castro. fthird rowl Rhonda Kanhai, Sonya Thomas, Alma Silva, Sandra Saenz, Amy Ford, Sandra Duckworth, Dosha Guillory, Kim White, LeeAnn Baker, Treffany Iohnson. Uourth rowj l.inda Crippen, Ieannie Skelton, Beverly Harris, Erica Ellis, Terry Schumate, Teresa Wright, Coach lane! Cochran, Teri Alford, Katrina Torres. 2 1 0 Organizations Saturday morning of homecoming weekend found Y-Teens riding along comfortably in the parade. 'Iuniors Iennifer Polous and Belinda Mann, along with Senior Amy Polous found it difficult to recruit and keep new members. YM f-qs unior class president Didi Sawyer tries her hand at bowling on junior bowling night at Golden Triangle Bowl. Sawyer was an active member in FCA as she participated in girl's varsity basketball, girl's track, summer soc- cer and summer softball. Stephanie Mashman photo. FCA, FHA, Teens for Christ, Y-Teens Organizations look for reorganization An organization is a body of people joinin together for a cause. Whatever Sie cause may be is irrelevant. The main point is for the organization to stay active in its unity and to grow in its purpose. There are, at Nimitz, four clubs that meet solely to help others as well as enrich their own lives. These are Y-Teens, FCA, Teens-for- Christ and FHA. Y-Teens is a small organization that deals with the betterment of in- dividuals. Each school group is a branch of the national assembly, but the problem is keeping it active. President Amy Polouse explained, "We started out fairly lar e, but people' lost interest, and we havent done anything in a long time." Teens-for-Christ also started off rather well, but the objective of this club had a bit more controversy that their lives spiritually through fellowship and athletics. "FCA has been a healthy club all year, plenty of members, plenty of activities, a solid club," Sophomore Todd Gaston said. FHA is a fork off the road of the homemaking classes. The small organization talks about healthy things like the family and homelife. Each club has its own dreams that they try to fulfill, but it takes every member to do his part. The main goal was learning how to associate and work with peers and get a small taste of unity. Story by Chad Rueffer. It has helped N others. "It didn't seem like we were me m many " -is trying to let anyone know about ways' It is a U C rist in a passive Way anymore. flt d I g seemed as if the members started won ,erin 5 I forcing Iesus on people," former 01'8U1UZUf1011- if president Kirk Seace said. Senior Tanya I , . FCA was another Christian Tucker fi i i organization. Comprised of athletes, Ji, f . , their main objective was to enrich 4' f 3 I 'v C nach Alice Taylor studies one of her fidence. Taylor also shared the task of sponsor- 3 volleyball teams during a practice. Coach ing the girl's FCA organization. Ioe Salinas Taylor hoped to bring her team out of its losing photo. slump and regain some of the team's con- FCA, FHA, Teens for Qhrist, Y-Teens 2 1 1 NFL, ITS, NTL, Art Club Expressionists create their own form of art The National Forensic League, International Thespian Society, Nimita Theatre League and the Art Club helped students gain ex- perience for the future and a chance to grow. NTL offered students the oppor- tunity for advancement and im- provement in the theatre. The club assisted in the production of the plays "Exit the Body", "The Boy Who Stole the Stars" and the children's play "Raggedy Ann and Andy." "I enjoyed performing "'Raggedy Ann and Andy" in front of the third graders in the Irving area," said I I enjoy being in NFL be- cause it helps me relate to other people. S o p h o m o r e Danna Oxford Sophomore Danna Oxford who played Raggedy Ann, "because they really got involved with the play." NFL allowed students to develop communication skills in public speaking and oral interpretation. NFL members competed with area schools in dual acting, humorous interpretation, prose and poetry, reading, extemporaneous speaking and debate. "I decided to join NFL to learn how to stand up in front of an au- dience without feeling foolish and I have," said Iunior Kim Coward. Unlike NFL, ITS tested the skills of speakers as well as actors. The Art Club helped expose students to fine arts. Members par- ticipated in field trips to museums, side walk art shows and plays. "We make an effort to promote the idea that one need not be en- rolled in art to take part in activities dealing with art," said sponsor Dan- ny White. Whether it was on art form, on the stage, or on a canvas club members learned from and enjoyed each. Story by Cindy Tamayo. AS Andy in the children's play "Raggedy Ann and Andy," Freshman Kevin Lawson tells of his adventures. "Rag- gedy Ann and Andy" was performed for area third graders. The third graders showed their appreciation by laughing and clapping throughout the play. Andrea Mandley photo 1 t l t l 1 l np, , at 5 W 1, E 5 . . .- uring a dramatic moment in "Exit the Body" Senior Kirk Seace attempts to show co-actresses Freshman leanne Bush and Sophomore Sonja Piper his true feelings. "Exit the Body" was one of the three plays NTL members performed. ,I .W I X- I f an-1 if If f'v rt club sponsors Becky Housden, Danny White and members Iunior Lisa Durham and Freshman Carey Zost listen to Iunior Levi Day's suggestion for an end of the year club activity. Chad Windham photo. Q i iw' Q 43 it .H ity! .,, , . 1 Q 1 5 Q. WAC. FL and ITS sponsor Gwen Cowen explains the specifics of an assignment to one of her students. Cowen's acting experience has provid- ed her with knowledge to pass on to her students. Stephanie Mashman photo. L.-u..-.gl-gl .fl -fe. T,-5 ET .. 1 r T' f' I V. ...i.Q.4.g-are - Q II . V .H Q 4 NFL:flronlrow!Bobbyllarris.Kiinl1nward,Karen Sulherland. Dana Oxvord. Tresha O'Connor. lsenond fowl Shane Mcziioberls. llaniel Burzvnski, Ioey Caslilln. Ernie Cole. Cindy Rodriquez. Elizabeth loseph. Denise Garcia, Dena Parsons. Michelle Outlaw. Iason Holcombe. Iliufik roivl Kevin Lawson. Mike Colnpolaro. Gwen Cowen. Brooke Sumrall, Wade Raper. Gerry Vidaurrl. Mike Sellimrn. Erine Stracener. lames Brinkley. 1 ' 'Q I Y , . I . t X' - .- 1 i -I -' W ,To . E' . 4 7 ' s 5 4 X 7 4 Y 3 A 5 U x . . Y J, ' V I 1 - .L f . 1 il ITS: Hmnl rnwl Kim Coward, Karen Sulhcfrland. Dana Oxford. Isl-'cond row! Elizabeth Ioseph. Cindy Rodriquez. Ernie Cole. Mike Sellieim. Jason liulrinmbe. llhird ruwl Mary luseph. Tresha O'Connor. lames Brinkley. loey Castilla lbuirk fowl Slionda Pryor, Wade Raper. Gwen Cowen . FHA . 4-A . L ' or .i C 4 P' Q , 4' ' " 1' f 0 1 - . . lv ' . if . of '4 V - al NTL: lfronl fowl Donna Sherril. Kirk Seacie. Dana Oxford. Iennifer Whitten. Hiurfk rowl Sharron Litland. Mike Toranio. Gerry Virlaurri, Chris Linden. Michelle Outlaw. ix, .uf-. ,tx 9 ,Q 9 .ee "2 ,b . JAX , K ,gt-'Q ,Q . . ' xlflia " 4 ' N .A V-lei, Q -Iv A f fTY'l"'. ' ' T-s Art Club: flrunl fowl 'Tamara Read. lim Davis, Levi Dax' lbuck roivl Angie Lovell. Kirk Seace, Danny White, Victor Eugenio. Mall Cartwright, Lisa Dunham. Kevin Dupree. Karen Gammon. NFL, ITS, NTL, Art 2 1 3 illing his cheeks full of air, Senior Steve Mason plays the tunes for the entertainment at halftime. Performing at games and pep rallies was said to be the highlight to being on the band. Kevin Carr photo. ..fV,i,.,g in .1 . , ' i ' Vr" V 'e X i ,n,' Q 'Qi ' i ia- '-. Q 1' .L lee , Marching Band: tim Abraham, kevin Alexander. Seniiny Allen, Rnliaird Alsip, Nikki Anderson, lsreal Aviles, Clary Bartunek. Sam Hassett Naithzin Balto. Ranhel Hallo. linumer Bean, Kenneth Beavers. Angie lienaivides, Tuny Benitez, Emily Hensnn. David lietzuld, loanna Huolh. Chris Bryan. Chris Bryson. Cedrit. liuarrl. Stephanie Burgess. Angela Camera, Ray Carniark. Greg Charlton. lelf Charlton, lasun Cuan, Tim Collier, Christv Collins. Mitrh Conner. Chris Conyers, Dustin Davis.'l'1na De Los Santos, Deanna Devine, Dawn Dwell, David Duggan, Trny Dunn, Helen l-lllis. Kari lirvin. tleorge l-Iv quivel, Preston Faulkner, Haether Garrison. Tiger Colden, Suzy Craves, Iill Crime. Sondra tiutkriwski. l-irit. llz-iherknrnp. Mary llatrrts. Andv Hart. lulie llodges. Mike Kientz. Patriria llulen. Sr.ntl Hunt, Kim lnhnsnn, Suit! lnnn-ll, Daniel Klrhy. David Klutz. Amy Del.agarza, Pam Adams, Ioyne llrian, Christy l.andrum, Steven Lee. limmy Leieunes. Brent l.ovela-idy. Bruin l,uv4-I.idy Richard Mares. Lisa Martin, Steve Masnn. left Mr.Cully, Ienniler Mr.l-.irland. lolene Mr.Kenwn, Cathy Mr Kinney. Cindy Mee. Scott Mills. Angela Minyard, Steve Murrlenai. Minky Moss, Connie Mullen, Karen Murphy, Kristi Murphy. Marci Narrzis, Kristin Uslxurn, Dena Parsons. Teresa Parsons, Chris l'ivrc,e, Trivia tligg, llrrinrltin Power, Lisa Raines, Randle Riley, Cindy Rnselierrv, Kim Ryan, Christine Sandoval, Kevin Smith. Wade Smith. Laurie Stacy. Paul Stamlmugh, Traci Taylor, Paul Templin, Iuhnny Wall:-ite. Donny Williams, Mary Wright.l,or1Yarl1ruttgh.l.anr:e Yuzbink I el uning his saxophone in his band uniform, Senior George Esquivel, prepares for the morning dress rehearsal class Erikalyn Ellis photo, 2 1 4 Organizations Q W hile waiting for her cue, Senior Lari Yarbrough waits to start practice with the rest of the band class. Band members had a class period and practice before school which helped the band in performances. Erikalyn Ellis photo. mm' .W o 00-NK VPN 009- 0-'Seq 6 Band Keeping traditions after changes, rules ith traditional events like morning practice at 7:30 and performances for the school and UIL competition, how was the band going to be able to handle the new no-pass no-play rule without chang- ing the band? The band practiced every morn- ing to prepare for their perfor- mances. Was it really as easy as it looked? It was not just a matter of blowing air into some form of a metal pipe. It was long hours of hard work. "We practiced every morning, the same music over and over again un- til we all got it right and together," said band member Tresea Sims. Band did not perform for the stu- dent body alone. They also per- formed in front of judges for UIL competition, as musicians from schools all around tried to win a mark of one for their schools. These competitive contests were where the hard work paid off. To most band members it was harder to concentrate on music with the no-pass no-play rule for the extracurricular activities. "To these students in band, this class is just not some curricular ac- tivity. It's a part of their learning," said band instructor lim McGahee. With the problems the band fac- ed, it was a pleasant surprise that with few members, the past suc- cesses remained traditional. Story by Shannan Long. We practice every morn- ing at 7:30, t h e s a m e music over and over un- til we all get i t r i g h t. F r e s h m a n Teresa Sims 0'-v taying right in step, Senior Natilie Chaves plays the clarinet at the homecoming parade. Steve Mashman photo. ' wus W ' ff' Preparing for their performance at an afternoon football game Sophomores Paul Stambaugh and Nathan Batto practice at dress rehearsal. Erikalyn Ellis photo. 'im 215 ROTC Commander Chief Barrientos leads the ROTC cadets in overall training and has gained their respect through his respect towards them. Steve Mashman photo. Cadets push forward with ability and pride he members of ROTC were people with the courage to be different, the will to do something with their lives and the discipline to stick with it. All ROTC members had a deep love for their country. "Nimitz is full of people who love this country, but there are some who forget too often or just don't care," Senior Lieutenant Com- mander Chris Emmerson said. Em- merson was in charge of all cadets. The only people above Emmerson were the instructors Claude Hanson and Manuel Barrientos, who pushed the cadets to do the best of their abilities. They were very helpful to the cadets by giving them good training for the service. "Our instructors treated everyone with respect. They never yell at us," Senior cadet Howard Wilkerson said. The one thing that ROTC Y A TX 'a f .. , ,K ,- ..-, - 'Sf Y members tried very hard to achieve . tu was the respect of others. ' A ' ' R O T C "I ignore people when they make f H 1 enables 1279 ,tv fun of me. They don't understand help wlthln the common courtesy and respect the community f f H ,, W.1k .d y p Z, an d give or e owman, 1 erson sai . .L if Q ' g 1 adults the ROTC was not what most people , ' ' O , g respect they made it to be. It was just a group a 'M I desefve iv few students with the honor to do 6 -'i': -, -if have' Sempr something different for themselves f ,f Howard Wll- . . xg kersoni and their country. Story by David t Mitchell. ROTC third platoon marches through the early morning homecoming parade. Not only was the ROTC extremely involved with the homecoming parade, but they also rang the victory bell after each Viking touchdown made during the football season. Steve Mashman photo. 2 1 6 Organizations By drilling every morning on gun handling techniques ROTC cadets learned to have more self-discipline. Cadets Mike Reasor and Chris Rose maintain a serious attitude through their drilling. Steve Mashman photo. ' 'silm LTEGQ ' g. "5f3irP,,. , W, 3-, t -8 than dm 492' WIN " va, KN iii " I . 1' n 4 .' !', l T, 4152! e,, . A V V C 4. t 1 W ' em 3 35 L' 552' 'X i ' 5' 2 4 9' . 1 r T23 2 q w' Q1 : :Q ffff+f5gfZ'i'Qgf,, , A i35'Fif'73?3 l it , nkfsii, nf' fg ' A 1' - WAX. .-Y. 5sl.44.e.af ., W a, -af, flat is w 3 4 Yr '-"S, . A l .S -' ,- it l ll , !', Y J ft fi 4 g . -,S I ,a H Q . ,V t E A - 5 3 ' K-all . . .4 f' .4 ' ' 0 ' .P S3 was-.' C fter receiving the new Sesquicentennial flag donated by the PTA, the ROTC cadets raise it up the flag pole along with the state flag and the United States flag. Stephanie Mashman photo. RUTCMembers:l1mntrvnvlYn1k1Pr-rnn,Ruxarivielixcihardstrii, lane Phillips, lbenniw Rirharclsun. Tonya Davis, Anlsfi lkatlrt-4.M1Ssx Penrnci lserimitl mul kim Miitlnun Slmnv Roberts, Alberl Aursta. llavnl Whennen Billy Units. Kellx Hmwn. Rnvmunrl llartwrighl, Adrian Cinnnax ltlnrtl run! Shaun Halton. Mike Rm-st-I1 ll II l.r-ppvr. larquvs Brookes. Bryan Rivers, Rnpharrl Shovvn. llnmnrtl ltilkursun RUTII Memburs1HrrJnI run! Andy Rnrnariyslixn. Glenn Austin, lihrislupher Row Chris lYhlll, Virnunl Harm, Rubliit- Tiixlur, Im- Luna fsvrunrl rrml Mnilv l..itiru-:iw lion Austin. Bnlibx l,imlan1uml, Fatr1r.L Mc,lJon.ilmi, Bene jannn lilmrlo-s, Nln.li.i4-l limitl, Ruxinnntl Klnrtxxrighl lthird row! Craig Hailey. Sciutt H.zlttnn. liminest Strut s-nur, Kristinn Mi llanwl OTC cadets Shawn Haltom, Patrick McDonald and Kelly Brown prepare for their inspection. ROTC members had to wear their complete uniforms along with shined shoes and medals several times a year for their ins ection days. Being decked out in their uniforms made tlijem feel ver in- dividualistic and pre ared them for the Navy way 0? life. Stephanie Mashmanp oto. ROTC 217 s students cheer them on, Vikas Iulie Burtom and Ianet Eskew rock and bop with Principal Arlen Cray. The en- thusiasm spread to the crowd as they all started bopping following the lead of Cray. Steve Mashman photo. Iumor Varsity Cheerleaders fbotlom rowl Susan Waggener D D Dragon Lara Trahan Tamera Mr:Peters Dana Pvfer Itop rowl Connie Glennon Shan da Doblyanskl Wendy Sendyrlk Varsity Cheerleaders lfranl rowl Michelle Defreece Carrie Burton Sharon Yeakley Isecund rowl loey Uzzel Becky Ryman Sherry Ransome Kelli Ap plegate fthrrd rovrl Iamle Lawrenee Del Howard Leslie Egbert Nimrtz Vikas tfronl rowl Bertha Vlllareal Christy Caparl Tabatha Moore Patll Reich Rhonda Bush Dorlnda Weaver Paige Frlbeck Bridget Dozler Sheryl Iames Brooke Sumeral lenmfer Carrrson Dennrse Crank lxalheryn McVay Melissa Power lsecond rowl Maria Valenzuela Laurie McVay Linda Rounsavrlle Carol Jones Tammy Green Cindy Combs Tracey Beard Beckey Bush Kelly Durham Shannon Zimlich lulre Burton Tanya Scott Paula McRay Kerry Street Shannon Ingrlm Lisa Robertson Berkey Murray Laura Iohnson Stephanie Mashman lthlrd rowl Kelly Sharkelford lisa Cox Leanne Pierson Wendy McAdoo Stacy Smvthe Iulue Thompson Tamra Wilson Ianethslcew lauren Weaver Dana Reynolds 2 1 8 Organizations if r 1 'Q ,ek L . 7 it . all 1' E 8 , l, :iles K ,ifw -X WY r wi , f,, A K fa may f..w5,evf'i , . - -vi 'wxdr' ' , IQ.. nfl ecked out in poodle skirts, Iunior Vikas Becky Miller and Lori McVay snap their fingers to "Rock Around the Clock" as they step into their routine at the 50's pep rally. Steve Mashman photo. s 'Q' r it i' r 1...52fu si? K. rx amera McPeters, Becky Ryman, Lara Trahan and Connie Glennon demonstrate their lane Fonda abilities while keeping in shape for the next cheerleading performance. Chad Windham photo. . , Jai ..,-n-va -,- f.. Cheerleaders, Vikas Daily Workouts make performances spectacular ggw atch those kicks!", "Keep those arms stiff!", "Push it, girls!" was often heard from drill team sponsor Pat Austin and cheerleading sponsor Marla Gallemore. 'tPeople just don't realize the time it takes to be part of the drill team," Austin said. Drill team members work from 6:30-10:30 every morning through August and stay until 5:30 every day during football season, learning and perfecting routines. "It's worth every minute of time spent working," said Iunior Dana Reynolds, Vika. Cheerleaders start their sixth It takes a great amount of time that usually goes unrecognized," Galle- more said. The cheerleaders were at every home volleyball game, every foot- ball game, every district basketball game including weekend tourna- ments. "The hardest thing being a cheerleader is striving always to do my best," said Sophomore D. D. Dragoo, I.V. Cheerleader. Story by Dana Pyfer. L e a d i n g school spirit period class with a 20 minute is notas easy q aerobic workout. Then they go over as we make 1 each movement and evaluate each it look Bi " Lg other to perfect their cheers. By the Vic Sanity? P' - . end of class cheers are made to look Maik Goff- easy but take much skill and time to man " V u, I learn. ' "Being a cheerleader is not easy. I- Ly' "l'j1.,r l' 'li X A A 'C ' .3 .9 I. Y hhn 5 Nf l It I pm ." f l' p Q 5' . f:.Z:',g 1 1 'if K' K I f f, Q ' k LC i' X 4 - , K -Y .. ,Fw S? ' "Q fi 'Y . i t Q farm I 1 'J l is X fi - ' . fi C x ll V .z .ea ' A-A Sli ' 'S gimp,-' sis M Q-no ' w:"aav"'s"f . .1 ' X I- W T . nm .J .X X S enior Stacy Smithe and Leanne Peirson do a Varsity cheerleaders along with Big Vic dance routine dressed as football players. sing Nimitz Fight Song after the MacAr- 1 The drill team wore net jerseys, carried nerf thur pep rally. The fight song is the tradi- , ' footballs, and blacked their eyes in traditional tional close for every pep rally. Steve ' i. football styles to spark the Nimitz football spirit. Mashman photo. Steve Mashman photo. cheerleaders, Vikas 2 1 9 -v-.fi ass and cello section members Chris Windham, Todd Ianice, Leo Hernandez, Marvin Reynolds, Glenn Magee and Kyle Allred perform a classical piece during the Christmas concert. At the end of the concert both the choir and orchestra performed the "Hallelujah Chorus" as the au- dience stood and watched. Candy Smilie photo. mx Qi A Capella Choir: tfmnt fowl Donna Sherrit, Dena Parsons.IackW1nrlharn,Kr1s Mcllaniels. Tiffany Reed. Donna Wilson. tseziond rfnvl Theresa Parsons. Stacie Warren. Kelly Brown. Tony Young, loey Eaton. Katherine Mr:Vay. Kim Philips. Stephanie Montgomery, lvetle livlelles. fthird rowl Missie Milhollen, Brooke Sumrall. Steve Walter. David Adams, lennifer Polis. Shanna lohnson. Karen Sutherland. Lisa Philpol tfourlli row! Dennise Reid. Nancy Barbosa. lnlie Thompson, Del Howard. Clint Henson. jerry Gunn, Kelly Barker. Naida Wilson. Shannon Warren, Mia Moon, Brenda Hatrnlge Choralairs: ljront ruwl Payge Smith. Tonya Davis. Molly But, Rachel Scott. lseuuml rmvl Sonjyn Mcflarity. llotly Radford. lfrances Cantu. Marte llollweilel fthird row! Mlrlielle lenkins, lane Phillips, Anisha Wilkins. Angela I.eal. 41 Orchestra: ffmnt ruwl Amy Polis, Shanna Warren. lenniler lolinson, Sheryl Welch tsecund Fowl Stephanie Wilson, lulirz York. Christy Harris. lody Mar- but. Stacy Warren, Belinda Marin. lerry Roe ttllird rowl Mary Mouser. Denise Garrin, Del lloward. April Babnook, Marvin Reynolds. Monica Grigsby. Alicia Reed, Sabrina Toress. lfourlh ruwl Daniel Nix. Rodney Byers. llime Canalas. Kyle Allred, Tray Morris, Travis Hall. Chris Windham. S . V y . - ,lu ' 'Lair'-. Q , . .. 'e .1 4, uhtfliliwl' ' ' tv. -S A ' A to " ' I . t, B Ji , 'R' ' . A , . '1 'UNI-. Q 6 . -,Q 4 .2 Q,- s k ' .v , . 1 . 4 at I WW l, . 1 -' ' - E in umm i " " K Nimitz Singers: tfronl mul Naiila Wilson, Nancy Barbosa. Donna Sherrill. Karen Sutherland. Lisa Philpott. lvette Evilles. tsefrond rowj Del Howard, Brooke Sumrall. Tony Young. Kelly Barker, lerry Gunn. Clint Henson hoir members Del Howard, Steve Walter, Tony Young, Ioey Eaton, Mike Scare, Kell Brown and Kelly Barker practice "Texas Our Texas" which was perflslrmed with Bowie and Lamar junior High Schools forthe Texas Sesquicentennial celebration. Ice Salinas photo. 2 2 0 Organizations sr f . fr rf W ' . W" R lu-s....... il 34, ' fl :yi-kiwm , Q D if 'N f 2 . l X1 Il l .- i M. y Q W. N.. Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, Nimitz Singers, Choralairs Musicians plan goals reaching for Canada hoir and orchestra set some Cmajor goals this year with the biggest being the trip to Vancouver, Canada. From day one, led by new direc- tor Ioe Arnett, the choir was a booming business which helped not only the choir prosper but the or- chestra, too. The orchestra, under the direction of Ierry Roe, held many concerts, some with choir, and held many fundraisers to help them on the trip. "Mr. Arnett conducts the or- chestra for us when Mr. Roe is not here. They both work well together during the performances. They are also both working very hard on the trips," said Senior choir and or- chestra member Daniel Nix. Senior choir member Brooke Sumral thinks Arnett has done the best job out of all the choir directors she has had. "He's a big teddy bear," she said. "Once you warm up to him he will bend over backwards for you." The choir, orchestra and pop group plan the trip to Vancouver and had a race to see who could raise 520,000 first so they could go free. "I think that other than Arnett's drive and determination in his directing, he also goes out of his way to make the trip go through," Sumrall said. So after many years of the fre- quent appearances of new choir directors, the program finally had ambition and confidence which was needed for a winning tradition. "My main concern is for the students in seeing that they develop their musical talents to the highest level of performance," Arnett said. Story by David Mitchell. The choir program helps me V prepare for a myfuture in the music V business. Freshman .. Es. Dennise Reid Un, .I- oe Arnett, Nimitz's new choir director, con- Iducts the A Capella Choir every day. He also conducts the Girls Choir, Nimitz Singers, students at Lamar Iunior High School, and he teaches a music theory class for students want- ing to learn more about music. Ioe Salinas photo. N iiilitz Singers members Brooke Sumrall, Dale Howard, Karen Sutherland, Ivette Evilles, Tony Young, Lisa Philpot and David Mitchell perform one of their jazz numbers at a fall concert. The Nimitz singers concerts also helped in raising money for the trip. Ioe Salinas photo. Choirs, Orchestra 2 2 1 1 Student Publications Scribing ever onward to chronicle f ideas were visible and if hard Iwork could linger in the air, the janitors would have a difficult time cleaning the two publication rooms at the end of the year. There are three parts to the entire publications staff. Newspaper staf- fers, yearbook staffers and the photographers all work constanty throughout the year to turn out the headlining events concerning Nimitz. The work they accomplish- ed exceeded the allotted hours in a school day, so they spent many an evening working at Nimitz. I o u 1' n a I i s m gave . me the experience of publishing four year-books and working wi th m a n y unique people. Senior Melinda Iones the year "There are many details to attend to. It's not just writing a story and picking pictures. It is a bit discouraging having to spend all the extra time on details that no one notices simply because they are not in publications," Senior Melinda Iones said. The hardest part of publications was meeting deadlines with com- plete pages and good photographs. Stories were often hard to create because dealing with the students was difficult. "The school newspaper should be all about peo- ple exercising their right to express themselves on any subject. Their resistence to speak openly leads to many dull and dreary stories," said Iunior co-editor Belinda Mann. The whole publication epic boils down to hours of hard work and dedication. Whether it was captur- ing faces and feeling through a camera lens or capturing the same thing on paper, it captured nine months of remembrance. Story by 1. - Chad Reuffer. ublications adviser Carrie Skeen explains to P Sophomore photographer Iohn Mowry his weekly assignments for both the newspaper and yearbook. Much of the time spent by the staffers went towards producing work they could be proud of. Steve Mashman photo. 2 2 2 Organizations .ll N ewspaper co-editor Drew Erhen takes a second to think of a clever headline before he types it into the journalism depart- ment's new computer typesetter. The system arrived in December for newspaper use and was learned by both editors. Carrie Skeen photo. . ' . .4 1 Q Oil is 0.0 '15 'g 5 is s. viii xii! f93fQ,,1 , 41" roducing a monthly newspaper, Sword and Shield co- editor Belinda Mann cuts and pastes copy so that the pages can be sent in for publication. Mann spent long hours. day and night, working on the newspaper while she also placed in district UIL competition. Carrie Skeen photo. e f ,.. l Quill .md Scroll: ffnfnl mul llrmx lirlu-u N1l'l1iirltiImirs I-Irnlv Klutz-. Numlw Ilmliz-111lv-1rrl1llrt1ull.nstlllobvrtsml,WvlulxI'urgt1SUIl.lf1limlx Tomato . ,4- 'f ' Q ", ' 4 . -,-Q-" ' ' ' ' :sm-L ' V U 1 , e ' , W ' 1 ' 'V '.. - 1 wif V x 'V ' JV, - I L-L34 Swrlrtl andShi4:ld: frlrunf rmslllvllmiii hlaI1!1,SlUlruli llrire. llrew lfrlwll ISPV- mvtlrms1l.1s.x Rulu'rlson.Ian1l-s Mining Valhalla: Hmm frm! llnmlx Smllm. We-mix lurguson, Mt-Ilmlzi Innes. Dann Pyfur fsvtmnl mwl Marnw l'Iurr1so!i.Slevt- Mushman. lllmtl Wnmlh.i1n. Klmclx Talimxn. l-frmt' llotv. Natalie Llmlierg. Slmnmm Woorlsoii Slephame Nlashnmu Photo Staff: Umm rim! Steve NI.tshin.in IOP Salinas fs:-mmf rim? lhmzlv Sniilis' Iolin Niowrx earbook editors Cindy Tamayo and Natalie Lirnherg work hard to find the picture they want. Both seniors found pro- ducing a quality yearbook more difficult than they expected with school activities, staff problems and personal demands pro- viding constant conflicts. Chad Rueffer photo. Student Publications 2 2 3 I I HECE , PELE , Cosmetology A fter long hours of classroom demonstrations Serum' , 'Bobbie McElhany talks Senior Tracey Hunt into lending I-I at n - O n e X p e I' 1 e n C e her time and hairrfer a new style Steve Mashnum photo prepares for future Getting a jump on a career is not easy when still in high school, but through courses like HECE, PELE and cosmetology, students are offered opportunities for jobs and career advancement. Students who loved to work with children often elected to take HECE, Home Economics Co- operative Education and PELE, Pre-Employment Laboratory Educa- tion taught by Mrs. Barbara Copeland. During second and third periods, some students went to day-care f -'fi I love teach- - ,, I ing these kids. e ,- Ifmd ver-all ff, y 'Y 0 tu sry gir s., I just wish I - had some inert Y ,gf " in my c ass. I - Barbara Hg Copeland centers and others to elementary schools. "I love teaching these kids. I am very proud of all my students. I just wish I had more men in my class," Copeland said. Another exciting field for students was Cosmetology taught at Irving Beauty Academy. The course was spread out into a two year program. In the classroom the students learned about laboratory ex- periences in shampooing, cutting, curling and coloring hair, perma- nent wave, manicuring, facial treatments, and make-up techniques. When their education is com- plete, they take the licensing exam. If passed they were legally able to be employed by a personal care shop, HECE, PELE, and Cosmetology were just some of the many courses that offered students a chance to have experience and a jump towards their careers. Story by Shannan Long. 4-x - N? if 090' ffl ,A A. X, nl., 1 A 'FX iving a look of knowing it all, Melissa age 4, in preschool at Kirkwood pays attention to Iunior Melissa Capell as she teaches basic skills with plastic setups during their special class time. Kevin Carr photo. t bl . Q I hacking over the work of the students Iunior Dorie Braddy explains to Iohn Driy age 6, in kindergarten. about the talented art work and meaning behind all the coloring on paper. Kevin Carr photo. Playing with dolls, Senior Melissa Ritter uses the rolling techniques for a permanent wave in her Cosmetology class for another practice run before the real thing, Steve Mashman photo. ...f , H . .g in M x X . A t Q 3? ' x . X gs X Ls T? D .s q .1 A. 1 ' vi 'f' . A . .a ' ii'-' . it f ff iq? f 'W 8 Ln- k ix l PELE2 llrnnl mul Sheila Kazee lsr-miricl rrnvl Melissa tlapell. lulie Burton, Done Bracldv. Andrea Mandley. Melissa Renrod. llhircl ruwl lull Reed. Zunell Stanford. 'I'il'lany Sample. Lourdes Rodriguez. Cindy Combs. Andrea Murphy lfourlh mul Helen Ellis. tiindy Young. Lynn Wuflenclen. Sheryl Iames. Shawn Reiblev .4 as I. v i 1 ga L Y , ' 'V ' ' Yi' ,if el ll g aa idly 'N ,A , ' ,aft v - 11 il, V . X A A J ' Cosmetology: Rachel Aguirre. Bridgette Allen. lleliurah Cllunients, Tamatlia Combs. Valunia llnpreu. lason lfimther. Angelita Gamez. Irma Gonzalez. Sheryl Hill. Brenda llimnusa, Tracey llunl Deanna Martin. Bolilne Nlrttlutfin. Sanity Mrtlllianey, Irene Olnge, Patti Pultersuir. Millssa Ritter. Diana Robison. Christine Siniinuns. Alice Stanley. Kristen Ward tl A fter wetting the hair, Senior Tarnatha Combs, prepares to cut by combing and separating the hair into sections ac- cording to the hair style. Steve Mashman photo. HECE, PELE, Cosmetology 2 2 5 g...lN"k. N' President of VOCT club, Diana Gomez looks for the price of a customer's prescription. Gomez said. "Working at Page Drug is fun and gives meextra spending money." Stephanie- Mashman photo. VOCl": lfroril rowl Susan Love. Dana Robinson, Richard Orapeza, loyce I Briana. Lucy Velaz. fsecond rowl Rosemary Evans. Slacy Wilson. Debbie Dusenbury, Mickey Escalanls. Fronz Dennis, Diana Gomez. Becky Norlhrup. llhird rowl Lisa Howard, Nancy Pallerson. Robbin Tubbs, Ceserio Canlu. I Craig Crum, Aaron Rogers, Dwayne Hefner, f he 15... , 4513 t F ,- 1- h 1 ,x.,,iiQ:v:n-7 " ' ! filsilif K ' ' flls " , c, c - .-0 is 'glad' had il I ', i ' ,-4,, LW' ' 1 ' I . F ' ' ' , M W l L VOCCT: Uronl rowl Kim Kellogg. Carloyn Parsons. Holly Whilmire, Slacy Combs, Share Davis. Linda Whilmire, Michelle Hall. lsecond rowl Anlwoina DeGrale. Cara Rutledge. Iodle Todd. Tanya Penry. Tanya Crillenden. Lisa I Evans. Tina Olive, Shannon Lourim. flhird row! Thomas Hilton. Kelly Mamolh, Sandy Ramos. Shannon Onbourn. Christy Sullivan. Susan Carlton. We sold note- books and calen- dars to raise m o n e y f o r r everyone to eat at Baby Doe's Q H is QQ a er contest. - is OCCT President I k Tanya Penry. I r r iif 3 E is 7 i ,. .2 r fs. s JA -4 Xll lil N giggle-,nad 1 Y 4f'..gg 'Nr 2 ,r sophomore ' gets help. on his homework assignment' from r his' VOCT teacher. Rosemary. Evans. Dennis says that the class is pretty easy -and that' Evans explains . things well. Kevin Carr pho!o.f Freshmen Rullfdkei lkiqllail Q Cvrf onudo and Sheni1on'Qsbourn travel on-a. trailer ,the homecorning1paradeL By supgi vvninsikriitheme "Throusi1our-the yaarsif L these 1 i'e' fmembefsi Qeinphasilbds their spirit fcirg o Hsgsmve Mashmanyinl1'l2o.1 any l if --f -V,-,,.. , 4 4 J 3 7 fb.: N .J O Jin t -fry s me 1 VOCT, VOCCT A chance to be part of the 'working class' he VOCT and VOCCT clubs Tprovide opportunities for students to develop leadership abilities and citizenship in the business world. All students in VOCT had to be at least 16 years old and enrolled in CVAE Co-Op class. This class allowed the students to work half a day while going to school the other half. CVAE taught students the basic understanding of careers, while the VOCT and VOCCT clubs gave the students a chance to take part in the business world. "There are a lot of great advan- tages, like leaving school early, meeting new people, and especially, earning three credits," said Presi- dent of VOCT, Diana Gomez. Gomez, a checker at Page Drug, mentioned that she likes the club a lot, especially her teacher, Mrs. Rosemary Evans. "I feel this class gives them the experience that will help them in future endeavors," Evans said. students develop leadership, self- confidence, personality and motiva- tion. Some of their activities includ- ed, making and selling coloring books for pre-kindergarten students and making the Nimitz directory to sell to the student body. They also had a state skills contest, a banquet, and many other social get-togethers. "VOCCT helped all its members become productive citizens by the teaching of proper attitudes and building of character," said teacher and sponsor, Carolyn Parsons. Story by Lynda Kain. The class was fun! It gave me a chance to catch up on the credits I needed and it Q helped me like school better. - Iunior Stacy wir Similarly, VOCCT tried to help Wilson e 'fri - l Freshmen Kim Keith and Shannon Lourim After finishing their homework, Senior mimeograph some papers for a grade. Print- Robbin Tubbs, Richard Burton and ing is the main objective in VOCCT, Kevin Carr Sophomore Susie Love chat about recent gossip photo. ' while waiting for the bell. Kevin Carr photo. DECA, OEA Students earn cash as well as grades - P reparing for the future, making money, and getting a grade in class seem unbelievable, but members of OEA and DECA do it every day. All students in these clubs are enrolled in Distribution Education or Vocational Office Skills classes. Students in work programs go to class four periods and then go to work. ' In Office Education Association KOEAJ students work in the business atmosphere. Those students also type and put together the Nimitz directory. Students obtain the experience needed after they graduate for almost any office job believes OEA sponsor Mary Lee Brown. "After I graduate from high ll ll, Pm iladl wot ed and made good, r money instead of sitting into classroom doing homework. president works at Meyers Floors. He said, "My job managing the store is a definite asset to my future in business management and marketing." school, I will continue my job at Xerox and go to college at night to obtain my Associates degree," said Senior Angela Haller, OEA member. Distributive Education Clubs of America QDECAJ members work at retailing or distributive related jobs. Senior DECA member Matt Hafer These students do more than just work and prepare for the future. These clubs have banquets and get togethers at the end of the year. The money they earn doesnit always go to practical uses either. "My money is used for my free time," said DECA member Theresa Caviness. The students of DECA and OEA benefitted in many ways through these programs. They made extra money while earning experience for future jobs. Story by Dana Pyfer. I 1 4 ,f--1 . 2 . M., N s 7 '. i 1 PM, 8 Organizations eg 'jf-, 't EA officers President Tonya Tucker I Senior Kim Foxx, Iunior Angela Hurley: and Secretary Dianna Rodriquez throw can- dy during the homecoming parade. Steve Mashman photo, f V K x N X. 44 1144.1 . nswering a telephone call, Senior Tonya aking messages for her boss is one of the ATucker works outside of the school to Ttasks for Senior Michelle Sutton who earn credit in her office education class. works at The Associates office. Stephanie Stephanie Mashman photo. Mashman photo. XA Z E WORD I ' f . i U -5 6 ff" :f "' .Q YQ -S 9 ', '1 W L b Sw . :s a h 93: 5 p I If 1 . I A ' ' Y 'S h -- T OEA: Cammie Dunn, Natalie Burdette, Diane Bates. Bobbie Mercer. Annette Griffin, Tonya Tucker. Libby Winn, Stacey Brazeale. Karen Penson, Valerie Adler. Michelle O'Rand. Tressa Menchaca, Cassie Abel, Kathy Henderson. Angela Hurley, Milze Combs. Diana Rodriguez, Sponsors Mary Lee Brown, Valerie May. Q", . .... erox offers Senior Angela Haller a place to try out the X skills she has learned in her OEA class. Haller works at Xerox during the last two periods of the school day. Her of- fice skills include typing and word processing. Stephanie Mashman photo. o i 1 - ' b il Y? ... . lx -if . . s i., g B as- r " Academic Decathlonz lfront rowl Rachel Balto, Ienny Suk. Debbie Hendrix. Eric Habercamp, Roxsane Richardson, Isecond rowl Nalilie Chaves. Kim Coward. Elizabeth Ioseph. Dennise Garcia, Nathan Balto. lthird rowl Catherine Rogers. Pal Clough. Carol Pier, Barrie Sheffield. B Allk mi' - - f'?"ii' 5: - ln ,xg gag e E Q H :usda Q - . G, ry, r'lQ.,s? N ' W ' ,I 1 'gy I 4 P, 'A' A fl., D . F.. rss.. r , 5 was - -.-.....-X ' 'T lunior Historians: tfront 1-owl Candy Smilie. Tammy Black. Mike Marzi, leff Morgan. Donald Martin, Chad Windham Amber Williams. Chris Windham. lsecond rowl Helen Bradley, Lyle Benton, Tony Young, Debbie Rich, Melody House, Michael Selheini, Dee Barbosa, Dan Harvey, Danielle Taylor. Tiffany Williams, Bobby Hastings, Matt Cartwright lthirrl rowl Brenda Hatridge, Kim Baker. Cindy Curney, Natilie Chaves. lin Choi, Ieannie Bush. S0 Ok Kim, Don Killian National Honor Society Seniors: tjronl rowl Cindy Tamayo, lleath Daniels. So Young Kim, Debbie Hendrix, Rachel Balto, Connie Kilday lsecond rowl Tamyra Wilsey, Bridgette Dozier, Kerry Street. Steve Mordecai, lennifer Gar- rison, Michael Angelo. lenny Suk. Becky Craig. tthird row! Brent Lovelady. Karen Eckert. Ronnie Perry. Carole lones, Becky Murray. Elizabeth loseph. Michael Wolfe. ljourlh rowl Carol Pier. Natilie Chaves, Teresa Parsons, Brooke Sumerall. Daniel Nix. led Commandante. David Kim. in Wal .- ' - - r 4 . - -vs . If AV C' .. 1: bk' in Q ' ,.., 7 'g e X B 'E T T T s - , e F: I -.ni 6 LQAAAENQL- National Honor Society Iuniors: ljront rowl l.isa Robertson. Denise Craik. Eric: llabercamp. Dana Reynolds. Bertha Villareal. Kim Brent, Shelly'Gruber, Cheryl Welch, April Babcock. lsecond ruwl Steve Warner, Sondra Gutkowski, lames Bralton. Marcia Narcis, lill Grlce. Trina Pigg. Diane Stringer, Norma Torres. Diane Tubbs, Connie Kilday. tthird rowl David Duggan, Carol Pier. Rodney Hegwrmd, Mike Hill. Tony Scott. Danny Ervin, Wendy Ferguson. Heather Heath lfourth rowl Shilpin Patel. Chris Spence, Troy Smith, Paul King, Roxsane Richardson, Donna Sherritt. Debbie Rich, Mary Mouser. tfifth rowl Iohn Riley. Victor Eugenio, Clint Gage. Leon Iames, Iohn Hunt. 2 3 0 Organizations iding on the Iunior Historian tloat during the homecoming parade, Seniors Angie Carty, l Tammy Black and Tiffany Williams brave the' cold air to join in the activities. Steve Mashman photo. t 5 ,ff ,Z 5 s "4-rx., ri ge '33 , 'kiwi af- ie H--L". unior Historian sponsor Helen Bradley speaks with Freshman Class President Corey Knott about freshman pep rally plans. Bradley not only sponsored the Iunior Historians but also the Freshman Class. Chad Windham photo. reparing for the Sirper Quiz at Regionals on March 1-2, Senior Natilie Chayes quizzes Senior Dennisa Garcia over different subject areas. Kevin Carr photo. 5. ff- --if ---- 7- -- 5 S eniors Michael Angelo and Kerry Street wear their space masks during the homecoming parade in coordination with the National Honor Society theme, "Voyages in Space." Steve Mashman photo. Academic Decathlon, Iunior Historians, NHS I Fun in work makes learning attractive ho would attend a regular W school day and then spend more time studying? A member of the Academic Decathlon or Na- tional Honor Society would. The decathletes studied six sub- ject areas to prepare for regionals in February and state in March. Like the decathletes, most NHS members spent nights and weekends studying to keep their grade point up. Members were re- quired to keep a current 7.0 grade point. Members and sponsors alike agreed that NHS received minimal respect from the student body because of misunderstandings. "NHS is now gaining respect because of an increased amount of activity," sponsor Connie Kilday said. For example, NHS went skating in November, held a school dance in December and a banquet in February. "History . . . fun and interesting? How could debates and battles be interesting?" The Iunior Historians made history fun and interesting for its members by combining historical trips with enjoyable activities. Contrary to popular belief, the Iunior Historians was not a group exclusively for juniors. The group had about 35 members from dif- ferent classes. After sifting through the misconceptions, one can realize that Iunior Historians might be the right groupg a group to learn and have fun at the same time. Story by Wendy Furguson "Some peo- p I e th 1 n k we're totally Il i s t o r y - oriented, but not so much IWW! .lfxfl that we can't have fun." Iunior Ieff New-6' Morgan J T Q - l 'I t Q55 I T' if lf Ianet Eskew You are a great joy and much happiness to us. Congratulations, our love and Cod's love always. Love, Mom, Dad, Diana, Randy and Goldie Paige Filbeck Best wishes to our very special daughter and sister. We are so proud of you! Our love and support always, Mom, Dad, lim and Iared Keith Mathies Congratulations! We are proud of you. Love, Mom and Dad Michelle Miller We wish you the happiness and joy in your life that you have given to ours. We love you, Mom and Dad Becky Murray Congratulations! We have always been proud of you. Love, Dad and Carol Jacques-Antoine Brooks Sci-Fi Club founder: ROTC. James Burden Orchestra 1,2,3,45 Chess Club 1,2 1st rank 1,2 vice president 25 TRON 2,3,45 Science Club 4. Natalie Burdett VOE 45 Choir 1,2,35 Pop Group piano accompanist 45 Soccer 15 Choir piano accompanist 1,253 Kirk Burgess Football captain 4, All-District 3.4, Most Valuable Player 45 Art Club 45 PTA Cultural Arts Con- test, 3rd place 4, 2nd place 4. Greg Burkhart Football 1,2 trainer 3,4. Dianna Burris Cosmetology 3,4. Tim Burson Coltharpian England-in- America 45 Woodshop Division 5 Medallion 3. Julie Burton Vikas 1,2,3,4 lieutenant 3, cap- tain 45 German Club 25 Student Council 3,45 Choir 1,25 PELE vice president 45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 Volleyball 15 Col- tharpian England-in-America 4. Rhonda Bush Vikas 2,3,4 Most Improved 45 Mu Alpha Theta 45 TRON 3,45 Student Council 1,45 Volleyball 1. Joel Butler Soccer 1,2,3,45 Golf 2. Christie Capehart Vikas 2,3,4 Spirit Leader 45 Latin Club 3,4 Sweetheart 45 Junior Classical League 3,45 Journalism 1. Melissa Cargill National Honor Society 2,3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 Latin Club1,25 Band 1,2,35 State Sola and Ensemble 25 UIL District Science, Biology, 1st place 45 Junior Engineering Technical Society, Biology. 2nd place 3,45 Texas Bluebonnet Girls State 35 Latin Cum Laude Award 25 NTSU Department of History Contest 1. Clinton Carter Senior Aid 45 Soccer 3,45 Pop Group 4. Angelia Carty Mu Alpha Theta 3,45 Junior Historians 45 Vikas 1,2,35 Stu- dent Council 1,2,35 SWAT 45 TRON 3,4. Catherine Castillo OEA vice president 35 Colthar- pian England-in-America 45 Student Council 1,2. Teresa Caviness DECA 45 Mu Alpha Theta 45 German Club 3,45 Tennis 1,25 Coltharpian England-in- America 4. Jose Chavez VOCT 35 ICT 45 Perfect Atten- dance 2,3,45 ICT Student ofthe Year 4. Natilie Chavez National Honor Society 2,3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 Academic Decathlon 3,45 Band 1,2,3,45 Junior Classical League 35 Junior Historians 45 Sword and Shield 25 Quill and Scroll 25 National Hispanic Scholar Semifinalist 4. Jeff Charlton Band 1,2,3,45 National Honor Society 2,3,45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 TRON 3,45 Science Club 4. Brenda Chewning Coltharpian England-in- America 45 Volleyball 1,25 Track 15 DECA 3,4 vice president. Mark Coffman Mascot5 Most Energetic Award5 Dallas Times Herald Student Improvement Award5 Student of the Month 35 Woodshop Pro ject, 1st place 3. Susan Coftman Vikas 25 DECA 45 Student lm- provement Program 4, Robby Collvins Paint and Body. Jed Commandante National Honor Society 2,3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 45 Latin Club 3,4 vice president 45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 Science Club 45 Soccer 1,25 Tennis 45 Senior Play 4. Mitze Combs Coltharpian England-in- America 45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 3,45 French Club 25 National Forensic League 25 SWAT 45 Honor Roll 35 VOE 45 OEA 4. Tamatha Combs Cosmetology 3,45 VICA 3,45 Coltharpian England-in- America 4. Tammy Cordell Soccer 15 Drama 1,25 Tourna- ment Speaking 2,35 Coltharpian England-in-America 45 Children's Show 25 Spanish Club 35 TRON 35 DECA 4. Chris Coronado Baseball 1,2,3,45 Basketball 1,25 Coltharpian England-in- America 4. Steve Cox Football 15 Junior Historians 4. Rebecca Craig National Honor Society 2,3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 Who's Who Among America High School Students 4. Craig Crum CVAE Co-op 45 Student of the Year 1,2,3,45 AClRefrigeration 3. Don Dantord Football 3,45 Basketball 1,2,3,45 German Club 2,35 Track 45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 3,45 Academic All-American 4. Heath Daniels National Honor Society 2.3,4 president 3,45 Ranked First in Class 1,2,3,45 AP History Con- test, 2nd place 35 UlL District Ready Writing, 1st place 45 Stu- dent Council 2,3,45 Notre Dame Club Junior of the Year finalist 35 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 Valedic- torian 45 TRON 2,3,4. George DeLa Rosa National Honor Scoiety5 Mu Alpha Theta5 Latin Club presi- dent5 SWAT: Science Club5 President Reagan's Interna- tional Youth Year Award 1985 45 International Soroptimist Award5 Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout. Deanna Devine Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 Academic Decathlon 45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 German Club 2,3,45 Band 1,2,3,45 United States Leadership Award 45 Junior Historians 1. Rudy Diaz Football 1,2,3,4. Jennifer Dorweiller Cosmetology 35 DECA 45 Col- tharpian England-in-America 4. Bridgette Dozier Vikas 2,3,4 captain 45 National Honor Society 2,3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 3,4. Tonya, We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work an you wil go far in your chosen field. We're behind you all the way. Good uck and we love you. Mom, Dad and Shawnna Tonya Tucker Tony Waldroup We prayed for a normal child, but we were given a very s ecial one. Son, you've grown into suc a special young man, so honest, considerate, ard working, caring, loving and talented. We're proud to call you son. Congratulations on a job well done. Continued success in college. Love, Mom and Dad 25 4, ,C , H , x. N X - -if , afar? gif 5 I7 rl, ti! A 1 .1 Chas Wallace Watching our little b o y grow into a fine young man. Con- gratula tions. We love you, Mom, Dad, C h e t a n d Casey Tiffany Williams We wished for a girl, and luckily we got it. Even though your first words were Gucci and "Charge It! rv But now you're grown, and the experiences are new. Iust remember honey, we're so proud of you. Congratulations and love, Mom and Dad Michael Young Congratulations son. This is not your first accomplishment, and we know it will not be your last. We are very proud of you. Love you dearly, Mom and Dad Andy Hart Band 1,2,3,4. Robert Hastings Junior Historians 45 HECE 45 Drama 4. Cynthia Hatridge National Honor Society 35 Stu- dent Council 1,45 Spanish Club 45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 United States Business Education Award 45 Basketball 1,25 United States Academic Award 45 Senior Play 4. Timothy Head Perfect Attendance 2,4. Kathy Henderson Track 15 VOE 2,3,45 FHA 15 OEA 2,3,4. Debbie Hendrix Academic Decathlon 45 Na- tional Honor Society 2,3,45 Quill and Scroll 2,35 Sword and Shield 25 Band 1,2,35 All-Region Band 1,2,35 Mu Alpha Theta 45 Jazz Band 35 Student Council 45 Sciecne Club 4. Chuck Holle Mu Alpha Theta 3,45 National Honor Society 3,45 Band 1,2,3 squad leader 35 Student Coun- cil 2,4. Stephen Horsey Golf 3,45 Electronics 35 Auto Mechanics 45 Band 1,25 Who's Who Among American High School Students 4. Del Howard A Cappella Choir 1,2,35 Or- chestra 1,2,3,45 Cheerleader 45 Class treasurer 35 Student Council 2,45 National Honor Society 35 Nimitz Singers 45 Spanish Club 4: All-State Choir 3,45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 3,4. Lisa Howard PELE 3: VEH 1: CVAE 4. Bryan Hunt National Honor Society 2,3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 Spanish Club 35 Who's Who Among American High School Students 3,45 Society of Distiguished American High School Students 3,45 Band 1,2,3,45 Academic All-American 45 United States Achievement Academy 45 Outstanding American Students 4. Angela Hurley Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 OEA treasurer 45 VOE 45 French Club 1. 1 4 Genevieve Huron Coltharpian England-in- America 45 HECE 45 Spanish Club 1,2. Darrell Ingram Basketball 152,35 Junior Historians 15 Perfect Atten- dance 45 Senior Play 45 Senior Aid 45 National Merit Leader- ship scholarship nominee 4. Sheryl James Vikas 1,2,3,4 captain 45 Volleyball 15 Chorale 1,2,35 All- Flegion Choir 1,21 All-Area Choir 25 German Club 45 PELE president 45 Coltharpian England-in-America 4. Lisa Jerpi Volleyball 1,2,3,4 Letter 3,4, captain 2,4, Most Valuable Player 45 Track 45 FCA 1,2,3,4 president 45 SWAT 45 National Honor Society 25 Mu Alpha Theta 4. Annie John National Honor Society 2,3,4 treasurer 35 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 TRON 25 Number Sense 25 Science Club 45 Spanish Club 2,35 Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 Outstanding American Students 4. Shanna Johnson A Cappella Choir 2,3,45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 Student Council 3,45 All-Flegion Choir 15 TAFE 42 SWAT 3,4. Carole Jones Vikas 2,3,4 vice president 45 National Honor Society 2,3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 Student Council 3,45 Spanish Club 45 FHA treasurer 25 Who's Who Among American High School Students 4. Melinda Jones Valhalla 2,3,4 managing editor 3, section editor 45 Quill and Scroll president 45 Junior Achievement vice president 15 Student Council 45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 Spanish Club vice president 45 SWAT 3,4. Elizabeth Joseph Academic Decathlon 3,45 Na- tional Honor Society 3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 3,45 French Club 2,35 SWAT 45 Tennis 1,25 Col- tharpian England-in-America 45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 4. David Kellogg Theatre Arts 1. Dena Kemper Choir 2,35 German Club 3. Darrin Kilsby Tennis 1,2,35 Golf 45 Spanish Club historian 25 Physics Club 3,4. David Kim National Honor Society 3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 3,45 French Club 2,35 Track 15 Baseball 1,25 Basketball 15 Football 1,2,3,4 All-District Honorable Mention 45 Class officer 45 Who's Who Among American High School Students 4. So Young Kim Student Council 2,3,4 treasurer 35 National Honor Society 2,3,4 vice president 45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 Spanish Club 1,25 Latin Club 25 Academic Decathlon 45 Orchestra 1,35 Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 Ex- plorers 2,3. Young Ju Kim UlL Science, 1st place District 35 National Honor Society 2,3,45 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,45 Tennis 25 Who's Who Among American High School Students 45 TRON 2,3,45 Latin Club 3,45 Science Club 4. Melissa King Basketball 1,2,35 Track 1,25 HECE Coop vice president 4: Computer Club 15 VOE Lab 3: Office Aid 25 Coltharpiar England-in-America 4. Shannon Kingen Mu Alpha Theta 3,45 Volleybal 1,2,3,45 Soccer 15 FCA 1,3,4 vice president 15 Who's Whc Among American High Schoo Students 45 All-District Honorable Mention5 Spanish Club 15 SWAT 4. Daniel Kirby Band 1,2,3,4 social chairman 45 Student Council 45 TRON 4. Sherry Knight FHA 1,25 HOCE 4. s Denise Lagarretta Soccer 1,2,35 FHA 15 DECA 45 Squad team 4. Shelly Lampkin DECA 4. Pam LaVarnway Volleyball. Diana Rodriquez Basketball3 VOE secretary 4, Jorge Rodriquez Spanish Club 4, Jonathan Romo Baseball 11 Track 1,4. Kim Root Soccer 13 Volleyball 13 Cheerleading 2,33 Coltharpian England-in-America 43 HECE 3. Michael Rushing Junior Historians 1,21 Student Council 2,3,43 All-City Football 4: All-District Football 43 All-City Baseball 2,3. Willie Russell VICA sergeant at arms 4. Ricky Sanders Building Trades 1,23 Football 1,23 Track 1,2. Michele Savela JV Tennis 23 Cosmetology 43 Valhalla 2, Sherri Schmidt ICT 13 HECE secretaiy 13 Colthar- pian England-in-America 4. Kirk Seace Who's Who Among American High School Students 3,43 Student Council 3,43 Cultural Arts City, District, State 43 Extraordinary Christain Students of America 3,43 Academic All-America 43 interna- tional Thespian Society 2,3,4 presi- dent 43 Art Club president 4. Kelly Shackelford Band 1,21 Vikas senior represen- tative 4. Jimmy Sharp Football 23 Trainer 13 Auto Body 4. Michelle Sherrell Volleyball 1,2,43 FCA 1,2. Christine Simmons PELE 33 Volleyball 1,23 Cosmetology 43 Coltharpian England-in-America 43 VICA 43 FHA 1,2. Jeannie Skelton National Honor Society 2,3,43 FCA vice president 43 Basketball 2,3,43 Who's Who Among American High School Students 4, Kimberlyn Smith Basketball 1,2,3,43 Track 1,2,3,43 FHA 1. Stacy Smythe Coltharpian England-in-America 43 Vikas 3,4 Historian 4, social officer 43 Band 1,23 French Club 13 Track 1. Stacey Stagg PELE 33 ICT 43 Track manager 23 Nimitz Theatre League 1. Alice Stanley PELE 33 Cosmetology 4. Daren Stevens TRON 4. Steven George VICA vice president 2,3, TRON 3. Kerry Street National Honor Society 3,43 Mu Alpha Theta 43 Who's Who Among American High School Students 3,43 Student Council 43 Society of Distinguished American Students 43 Spanish Club 1,23 Vikas 2,3,43 Band 13 FHA 2,3. Steve Sturdevant Building Trades 3,4. Jenny Suk National Honor Society 2,3,43 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,43 Academic Decathlon 43 Volleyball 1,2,33 French Club 2,43 SWAT 43 Class secretary 43 Student Council 23 Science Club 4. Stacey Sullivan Coltharpian England-in-America 4. Brooke Sumrall Vikas 1,2,3,4: National Honor Society 3,43 Who's Who Among American High School Students 43 French Club 1,2, All-District Choir 43 Nimitz Singers 43 A Cappella Choir 3,43 Senior Play 43 Student Council 2,3,43 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,4. Karen Sutherland Gymnastics 1,2, Who's Who Among American High School Students 43 A Cappella Choir 1,2,3,4Q Nimitz Singers 43 All- District Choir 43 All-Region Choir 43 Senior Play 43 National Forensic League 1,2,3,4 president 43 Nimitz Theatre League 4. Michelle Sutton Nimitz Theatre League 13 National Forensic League 13 Spanish Club 2,32 FHA 2,3Q Sonshine Club 23 Teens for Christ 33 OEA president 3, secretary 4, Leadership Con- ference, ist place, Job Interview ll 43 Student Council 1,2. Dana Sweeney Arts 23 Cosmetology 33 Cindy Tamayo National Honor Society 2,3,43 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,43 Valhalla 2,3,4 co-editor 43 Spanish Club 3,43 French Club 23 Who's Who Among American High School Students 43 Quill and Scroll 3,4, Julia Taylor Teens for Christ 3,43 TRON 43 UIL Calculator, 5th 431UlL Spelling, 4th 4. Lisa Terrell Basketball 1,23 DECA 3,43 Colthar- pian England-in-America 4. Julie Thompson Vikas 1,2,3,4 Line Girl ofthe Year 4, Most Improved Junior 33 Choir 1,2,3,4 president 43 Tennis 13 Who's Who Among American High School Students 43 Coltharpian England-in-America 4. Janet Thiele National Honor Society 2,3,43 Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,4, German Club 2,3,43 TRON 3,43 International Thespian Society, 3 honor bars 2,3,43 Baseball bat girl 13 Nimitz Theatre League 1,2,3,4 Produc- tionist of the Year 23 Prom Decora- tions Committee 43 Who's Who Merit Leadership 43 Irving Com- munity Theatre usher 2,3,4. Chuck Tillman UIL Science, Chemistry 3rd District 33 Science Club president 43 Ger- man Club 3,43 Mu Alpha Theta 43 Girls' Track manager 4. Michael Tobin Latin Club 1,23 Science Club 43 Chess Club 1. Tonya Tucker FHA 1,2,3,4 president 2,3,43 OEA 2,3,4 vice president3, president 43 Y-Teens 23 Teens for Christ 1,2,43 SWAT 3. Joey Uzzle Cheerleader 3,43 Class treasurer 13 National Honor Society 3,43 Mu Alpha Theta 43 Gymnastics 13 Stu- dent Council 13 Homecoming Princess 43 JV Cheerleader 2. Maria Valenzuela ODP sergeant at arms3 FHA3 Print Shop3 Vika manager3 Office Aide, Rachel Veliz Art 1,2,3,43 Coltharpian England-in- America 43 Basketball 2,3 manager 43 Track. Jamie Victory German Club 43 Senior play 43 Who's Who Among American High School Students 4. Tony Waldroup Soccer 1,2,3,4: Electrical Trades 3,43 VICA 3,4 president 4, Elctrical Display, 2nd place State 3. Rabbi Walker Baseball Sweetheart 23 Football trainer 13 Baseball manager 1,2,33 Who's Who Among American High School Students 4. Chas Wallace Football 1,2,3,4 Letter 3,4,All- District Guard 4, All-City Guard 43 Academic All-American 43 Track 1,23 Strongest Weightlifter 3,4. Stephen Walter National Honor Society 3,43 Mu Alpha Theta 3,4. Jeffery Ward Football 1,2,3,43 Basketball 13 Baseball 33 Wrestling 33 Track 33 FCA 2,3. Shannon Warren All-District Choir3 All-Region Or- chestra3 All-Region Choir3 Student Council3 Solo and Ensemble Choir3 Solo and Ensemble Orchestra. Kevin Watkins Football 1,2,3,43 Basketball 13 Baseball 1,2,3,43 Track 43 French Club 1,23 Senior Play 43 1st Annual Senior Road Rally Coordinator 43 National Merit nominee 4. Dorinda Weaver National Honor Society 2,3,43 Mu Alpha Theta 43 Who's Who Among American High School Students 43 Vikas 2,3,43 Junior Achievement 13 Outstanding American Students 4. Steward Wenino K Swimming 1,43 Baseball 1,2,33 Stu- dent Council secretary 3, president 43 German Club 3,4. Robyn Werberig Volleyball 1,2. Vickie Wesley HECE 3,4 president 4. Robin Wesson Track 23 DECA assistant historian Tiffany Williams Vikas 2,3 social officer, historian 33 Junior Historians 2,3,43 Student Council 4, Brian Willms Mu Alpha Theta 43 Football 1,2,3,4 All-City quarterback 3,4, 2nd team All-District quarterback 3,4, captain 43 Academic All-American 43 Track 1,2,3,4 District Champ 300 IH, 110 HH 1,2,3,4. Tamyra Wilsey Vikas1,2,3,4 spirit leader 3, squad representative 4, Vika of the Year 43 National Honor Society 2,3,43 Student Council 3,43 Who's Who Among American High School Students 3,43 Academic All- American 43 United States Achieve ment Academy Leadership Award 4. Elizabeth Winn Soccer 13 FHA 1,23 VOEA 3,4 reporter 4, Michael Wolfe National Honor Society 3,4 Spanish Club 4. James Woodul VOCT3 Perfect Attendance, Jason Wright Mu Alpha Theta 1,2,3Q Coltharpian England-in-America 43 Student Council 43 DECA Area 2 winner 3,43 Drafting Contest, 2nd place 1,2. Mike Wright Spanish Club 1,23 ROTC 1,2,3 of- ficer 2,3, Outstanding Perfor- mance, Military Order of Worlc Wars 2, Military Excellence American Legion 3, drillteam 1,2 specialist platoon 1,2,3, boot camp, Orlando, Florida 1,2,31 ICT 43 Who's Who Among American High School Students 4. David Young HOCE 3,4 president 4.3 Who's Who Among American High School Students 4. Michael Young National Honor Society 33 Electrical Trades 3,4 vice president 43 Band 13 Soccer 13 VICA 3,4, Vince Zost National Honor Society 3,43 Soccer 1,2,3,4 All-Tournament 4, All- District 4, All-Regional 43 2nd team Teresa Smith Basketball 1,23 Soccer 1,3,43 FCA 1,2,3,4Q Track 1,2,3,4, District Champs 2, Regional Champs 33 Choir 4. Sotero Vasquez Football 1 23 Track 1 2 ' Basketball 1, Rodeo Team 2,3,4 finals, 2nd place 3. 43 VOCT 3. Chris Williams Mu Alpha Theta 2,3,4. All-State 4, captain 43 Science Club treasurer 4. Deborah Ledda Spanish I,llg Spanish Club Ginny Limpus Computer Mathg TRON Sharon Litland Dramag Englishg Nimitz Theatre Leagueg Thespians David Long English lI'lllg Senior Class Sponsor Peggy Looper Instructional Facilitator Brenda Martin English IVg Senior Class Sponsorg National Honor Society Vikki Massengill English Valorie May Vocational Word Processing: JV Cheerleader Sponsorg TAFE Kim Mayo Englishg CLA William McAlister Vice Principal Jim McGahee Band Director Diane McLean Phyical Scienceg Biology Diane McMeans English Ilg Senior Class Sponsorg National Honor Society Barbara McVay Algebra llg Trigonometryg Geometry G.W. Melton American Historyg Basketballg Baseball Kathy Messersmith Businessg Teens for Christ Danny Mitchell Mathg Geometryg Pre-Algebrag Junior Class Sponsor Ruth Moore Data Processing Clerk Jane Moses American History: Senior Class Sponsorg TAFE Linda Nix Nurse's Aid Carol Orr Cashier Bonnie Oshel Library Clerk: Senior Class Sponsor Carolyn Parsons CVAE: ODEQ VOCCTQ Freshman Class Sponsor Carol Pier Advanced Social Science Problemsg Governmentg World Historyg Academic Decathlong SWATg Senior Class Sponsorg National Honor Societyg Booster Clubg PTA Gary Pittmon Industrial Technology Scott Pohl Planetarium Director Norma Puckett Attendance Clerk Wes Pyfer Biologyg Football Dotty Rambo Math: Geometryg Pre-Algenrag Calculus: Junior Class Sponsor Katie Rawlinson Typingg Personal Business Managementg TAFE Doris Renshaw Algebrag Number Sense James Richards General Mechanical Repair: CVAE Jerry Roe Orchestra Director Catherine Rogers Physical Scienceg Chemistry: Academic Decathlong National Honor Society Shirley Russell Attendance Clerk Patti Salerno Englishg JV Basketball: Track Karen Sargent Algebrag MOCEQ Mu Alpha Thetag Junior Class Sponsor Gary Schepf Business Data Processingg Introduction to Computer Programmingg Computer Scienceg National Honor Societyg Senior Class Sponsorg TRONQ Unofficial Valhalla Photographer Barrie Sheffield Mathg Junior Class Sponsorg Academic Decathlon Gwynn Shelton ' Algebra lg Consumer Mathg Freshman Class Sponsorg TAFE James Sitton Physicsg JETSQ UIL Scienceg UIL Calculator Carrie Skeen Journalismg Photojournalism: Sword and Shieldg Valhallag Quill and Scrollg UIL Journalism Sue Smith Data Processingg English lg TRON Josie Soto Attendance Clerk Linda Staggs Counselor Annette Stephens English l, Ilg Freshman Class Sponsor Carolyn Sutton Special Education Aide Kathy Sweeney Resource Math Elena Taylor Counselor Joe Bob Taylor PEQ Health Patty Taylor Free Enterpriseg Psychology! SWAT AI Tiller Healthg Girls' Basketball David Traver World Historyg Wrestling Nancy Tucker English Ill, IVg Senior Class Sponsor Molly Turner lntroductin to Physical Scienceg Physical Science Joy Van Wagoner English ll,lIIg SWAT Rose Marie Villarreal School Nurse Jill Wallace BOIOQYS Anatomyg PysiolOQY2 Sophomore Class Sponsor Milton Watson World Historyg Footballg Boys' Track Mark Weber CLA 35 Consumer Mathg Junior Class Sponsor Yvonne Welch Principal's Secretary Jinks White American Historyg Footballg Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Senior Class Sponsorg Baseball Michael White PEQ Football: Basketball Danny White Art: Art Club Theresa White Counselors' Secretary Melba Woodson Counselor Bob Wright Athletic Trainer Paula Wyman Counselor Karen Zeske English I Caviness, Teresa 1123. 62, 64, 123 Burkham, Janet 193 .......,........... 83 Burkhart, Jeff 1123 ............. 61, 165 Burkhart, Jon 1113 ..................... 83 Burkhart, William 1123 ............... 61 Burnett, Paul 1103 ............ ...... 8 3 Burns, Donna 1113 ......... Burns, Larry 193 ......... Burris, Dianna 1123 ........ ...... 6 1 83 83 Burris, Gary 1103 ....... ............ 8 3 Burris, Keith 1103 ...,... ........ 5 , 83 Burson, Tim 1123 ....... ......... 6 2 Burton, April 193 ........................ 83 Burton, Carrie 1113 ............ 83, 218 Burton, James 1123 ........... 62, 156 Burton, Julie 1123 ........ 62, 75, 218 Butts, Mary Ann ..................,.. 118 Brazynski, Danny 1113 ....... 83, 155 Bush, Jeannie 193 59, 83, 203, 205 Bush, Rebecca 1113 ........... 83, 218 Bush, Rhonda 1123 .... 62, 205, 218 Bussey, Dioana 1103 .... 77, 83, 153 Bussey, Martl 193 ............... 83, 153 Bustos, Benjamin 1103 .............. 83 87 1 g 3 1 1 Chavez, Jose 1123 ..................... 62 Bustos, Nancy 1123 ................... 62 Butler, Angela 1113 ....... ......... 8 3 Butler, Joel 1123 .....................,.. 62 Butler, Walter 1113 ............. 83, 165 Byers, Rodney 1113 ................... 83 1 I!! I in 'fain 1 1 1 I K 17 2 1 1 1 1 1 Caldera, Doris 1103 .................... 83 Calvin, Michael 193 ....... ...... 8 3 Campa, Pete 193 ....,...... ...... 8 3 Campa, Reynetta 193 ........ ...... 8 3 Canales, Jaime 1103 .................. 83 Cangemi, Carlita 1113 ,......... 83, 86 Cangemi, Shelley 1123 ......... 62, 86 Canterbury, Richard ....,......... 118 Cantrell, Jeff 193 ,............. ....., a 3 Cantu, Cesario 1113 ......... ...... 8 3 Cantu, Francisca 193 ........ ...... 8 4 Cochran, Janet ...................... 118 88 Cantu, Marlo 193 .............. Cantu, Raul 1113 .............. Capehart, Chrlstie1123 62, Capell, Melissa 1113 ........ Capell, Tessa 193 .......... Capetillc, Lisa 1103 .,..... Careaga, Oscar 193 ....... Cargile, Stephen 1103 ...... Cargill, Shawn 1123 ......... Carlson, Sonoia 1113 ....... Carlton, Susan 193 ........... Carmack, Ray 1103 .......... Carpenter, Keith 1103 ....,... 84 84 157,218 84 84 84 84 62 84 84 84 84, 103 Carr, Ebony 193. ........................ 84 Carr, Kevln 1103 ................. Carr, Stephanie 1103 ................. 84 Carrasco, Ricky 1103 ................. 84 Carrasco, Rosemary 193 ............ Carriere, Bryan 193 .................... Carson, Roger 193 .......... A ........ 84 Carter, Tony 193 ........................ Carter, William 1123 ............. 59 Cartwright, Matt 1103 11, 76, 77, 84, Cartwright, Raymond 193.. 84, 217 Carty, Angelia 1123 .... 6, 62, 73, 86 Cashman, Stacie 1103 ................ 84 Castaneda, Frank 1103 .............. 84 Casteel, Eddie 1103 ................... 84 Castillo, Catherine 1123 ............. 62 Castillo, Joey 1113 ............. 84, 165 Castillo, Mauricio 1123 ............... 62 Castillo, Michael 193 .....,. ..,..... 8 4 Castillo, Raul 1123 .......... ..... 6 2 Castillo, William 1103 ......... ..... 8 4 Castro, Chris 193 ............ ..... 8 4 Castro, Mona ......................... 118 Causey, Larry 193 ...................... 84 Chacchia, Christina 1103 ........... 84 Chambers, Kathy 193 ................. 84 Charlton, Greg 1113 .................., 84 Charlton, Jeff 1123 ............. 62, 206 Chase, Ricki 193 ........................ .84 Chastain, Shane 1103 .......... 84, 86 Chaves, Natilie 1123... 62, 215, 218 Chavez, Elizabeth 1103 ......,....... 84 Chennell, Stephanie 1113 .......... 84 Chesser, Lisa 1103 .... 84, endsheet Chewning, Brenda 1123 ............. 62 Choi, Jin Sook 193 ..................... 84 Choi, Jin-Hee 1103 ............. 84, 204 Choi, Youn Hee 193 ................... 84 Chouffet, Paul 1113... 84, endsheet Chrestman, Dean 193 ................. 84 Christenberry, Becky ............ 118 Christian, Jerry ................,..... 1 18 Christman, Victoria ............... 118 Christopherson, Jackie 193 ....... 84 Chung, Paul 193 ......................... 84 Cissell, Todd 1113 ...................... 84 Clark, Brett 1113 ......... ..... 8 4 Clark, Broude 193 ....... ..... 8 4 Clay, Bobby 193 ............. ..... 8 4 Clem, James 193 ........................ 84 Clements, Debbie 1113 .............. 84 Cleveland, Jon 193 ............. ..... 8 4 Clifton, Tonya 1103 ........ ..... 8 4 Cline, Sam 1113 .......... ..... 8 4 Cline, Steve 1123 ........ ..... 6 2 Clough, Pat ............ ....... 1 18 Coan, Jason 1103 ........... ..... 8 4 Cobb, Wendye 193 ......... ..... 8 4 Cochrane, Robert 1113 .............. 84 Cockerham, Jennifer 193 ........... 84 Coe, Stacy 193 ........,.................. 84 Coffey, Ricky 1103 ............. ..... 8 4 Coffey, Udene 193 ..................... 84 Coffman, Deborah 1113 ............. 84 1 Coffman, Mark 1123 ..... 62, 63, 219 Coffman, Susan 1123 ............... ' .. 62 Coker, Cheryl 1113 ...................., 84 Coker, Kathy 1103 ......... ....... 8 7 Cole, Roberta 1113 ........... ....... Coleman, Bobby 193 ........ ....... Coleman, Carla 193 ....... ......, Coleman, Mike 1113 ......... ....... Coleman, Steve 193 ................... Collier, Shane 1103 ............ 87, 146 Collier, Tim 1103 ........... .......... 8 7 Collins, Bonnie ...................... 118 Collins, Christy 1103 ........ ....... 8 7 Cbllvins, Robby 1123 ....... ...... 6 2 Coltharp, Larry ........... ........ 1 18 Colvin, Chris 1123 ............ ....... 6 2 Comandante, Jed 1123 .............. 62 combs, Cindy 1113 ............ 87, 218 Combs, Mitze 1123 ........ .......... 6 2 Combs, Stacy 193 ..........,. ....... 8 7 Combs, Tamatha 1123 .............., 62 Combs, Teri 1113 ...........,. ....... 8 7 Comeau, Cathy 1103 ........ ....... 8 7 Compotaro, Mike 193 ....... ....... 8 7 Connally, Corley 193 ........ ....... 8 7 Connelly, David 1103 ....... .,..... 8 7 Conner, Kathi 1113 ....... ...... 8 7 Conner, Len 1123 ............. ....... 6 2 Conner, Mark 1103 ..................... 87 Conner, Michael 1103 ................ 87 Conway, Adrian 193 ........... Contreras, Carlos 193 ...... .......... 8 7 87, 217 Crook, Edward 1113 ..........,........ Crook, Evan 1113 .......... Crow, Melissa 1103 ....... Crowder, Mike 1103... Crum, Craig 1123 ....,.. 87, 173 Cruz, Harry 1103 ................. 87, 149 Cull, Mike 1103 ..........,.,. Cummins, Angela 193... Curb, Melody 1103 ...,.... Curney, Cindy ............. Curry, Cheryl 193 ......, fffmffffff 87 1 1 1 1 A ll!l l l IIAI .2 2 IE1 nu- 21.2 ll 14- 14 ., lpn!! f , 11 11 Daffron, Amy 1113 ......... Danford, Chase 193 ...,... Danford, Don 1123... 1, 87 13, 63, 165 Daniel, Thomas 1103 .................. 87 Conyers, Chrls 1103 ................... 87 Cook, Gary 1103 ............ ....... 8 7 Cook, Kevin 1103 .......... ....... 8 7 Cook, Lisa 1103 ................ ....... 8 7 Cooks, Darnell 1123 ......... ....... 6 2 Cooper, Aaron 193 ........... ....... 8 7 Cooper, Anthony 1113 ............... 87 Cooper, Jon 193 ............... ....... 8 7 Cooper, Tammy 1113 ....... ....... 8 7 Cooper, Tim 1113 ..........,.. ....... 8 7 Cooper, Loretta 1123 ....... ....... 6 2 Copeland, Barbara ...... ..... 1 18 Cordell, Tammy 1123 ....... ....... 6 2 Cornell, Taji 1103 ....................... 87 Coronado, Chris 1123 .......,........ 62 Coronado, Raquel 193 ............... 87 Cote, Ernie 1113 ................. 87, 100 Cotten, Gena 1103 ........ .......... 8 7 Cotten, Mary 1123 ......... ....... 6 2 Coulter, Jason 1103 ..,....., ....... 8 7 Courson, Mark 193 ..................... 87 Cowan, Gwen ....,...............,.., 118 Coward, David 1103... 87, 206, 207 Coward, Kim 1113 ...................... 87 Daniels, Erin 1103 ................ 87, 89 Daniels, Heath 1123. 6, 63, 65, 204 Davidson, Robert 1103 ............... 87 Cox, Jim 1103 ,........... 87 Cox, Joann 1123 ........ Cox, Kathy 193 ....... Cox, Lisa 1113 ........... Cox, Steven 1123 ....... Coyle, John 1113 ....... 62 87 87, 218 62 87 Davis, Billy 1113 ................. 88, 217 Davis Charlie ............... ....... 1 18 Davis, Chrystal 193 ........ ...... 88 Davis, Courtney 1113 ........ ...... 8 8 Davis, Dana 193 ............. 88 Davis, Danielle 1113 ....... ...... 8 8 Davis, Dustin 1113 ......... Davis, James 1103 ......... Davis, Jerry 1103 ........ Davis, Julie 1103 ........ Davis, Todd 1103 ........ Davis, Sheree 193 .......... 88 88 88 88 88 88 Davis, Tonya 193 ................ 88, 217 Davis, Trevor 1113 ..... 88, 163, 165 Davis, Wendy 1113 ................,.... 88 Day, Erika 193 .... ............ 88 Day, Levi 1113 .................... 88, 165 De Grate, Antwoine 193. Declue, Tammy 1113 ...... 88 88 DeFreece, Michelle 1113 88, 209, 218 DeJarneatt, Rhonda 1103 ........... 88 DeIaGarza, Amy 193 ....... DeIaRosa, George 1123.. 88 63 DeIaTorre, Christina 1103 .......... 88 DeIaTorre, Tracy 193.. DeLeon, Julie 193 .......... Delgado, Rosa 193 ......... 88 88 Cragg, James 193 ............ ....... 8 7 Craig, Rebecca 1123 ........ ,..,... 6 2 Craigo, Tammy 193 ....... .......... 8 7 Craik, Denise 1113 ............. 87, 218 Crawford, Brad 193 .................... 87 Cray, Arlen ........ 5,9,22,23,75,118 Crippen, Linda 1113 ................... 87 Crittenden, Tonya'193 ..,............ 87 Croney, Michael 1103 ......... 87, 159 Delossantos, Tina 1103 .............. 88 Demoraes, Alexandra 1103 ........ 88 Dempsey, David 1103 ................ 88 Dennis, Fronz 1103 .............. 86, 88 -DePriest, Jennifer 193 ............... 88 Derden, Betty ........................ 118 Desmarias, Angelique 1103 ....... 88 DeSouzaneto, Nataly 1103 ......... 88 Devine, Deanna 1123 ..... 63, 64, 65 Ingrim, Shannon 1111. 96,100, 218 Greenwell, Alan 1101 ...,.. Hopkins, Vicki 1101 ....,.............. 96 Hunt, Sandra ........... Hefner, Dwayne 1101 ................. 94 Grant, Ronald 1111 .............. 93, 99 Graves, David 1121 .,......,...,....... 65 Graves, Jeff 1121 ....,..,....,.. Graves, Jill 1101 ........... Graves, Suzy 1101 ..,....... Graves, Tricia 1111 .......,. Gray, Christina 191 ......... 65, 206 93 Gray, Joann 191 ......,..,. ..... 9 3 Green, Arvest 191 ........ ..... 9 3 Green, Brent 191 ......,... .,......... 9 3 Green, Buddy 191 ...................... 93 Green, Tammy 1121 .......,... 65, 218 Green, Travis 1111 ....... ........... 9 3 Green, Wanice 1101 ........... ..... 9 3 Greene, Kenneth 1101 .... Greene, Patrick 1101 ......,... 93 . ,.... 93 Greenlee, Elizabeth 1111 ......,.... 93 Gregory, Becky 191 ........ Grice, David 191 .......... Grice, James 1111 ........ Grice, Jill 1111 .......... Griffin, Anita 1121 ........ Griffith, Shane 191 ....... Griggs, Chris 1101 ....... Grigsby, Monica 191 ....... 93 93 ......93 93 93 65 93 93 93 Grinnell, Brent 1121 ..,........ 65, 155 Grosek, Danlel 11 O1 ................... 93 Gruber, Cheri 191 ....................... 93 Gruber, Kim 1101 ....... 93, 172, 173 Gruber, Michelle 1111 ................ 93 Grunenwald, Elizabeth 1121 65, 168, 169 Guayardo, Llsa 1111 ................... 93 Guenca, Bernardita 1121 .... 65, 157 Guenter, James 1121 ................. 65 Guenther, Teena 1121 ................ 65 Guillory, Dosha 191 .......,. Gullion, Tracy 1111 ......... 93 93 Gunn, Jerry 1101, ,... .........,......... 9 3 Gutkowshi, Sondra 1111 .....,...... 93 Guynn, Becky 1101 .................... 93 Guynn, Tammy 1121 ......,....,...... 66 Guzman, Maricruz 1101 ........ 11, 93 Gwin, Monlca 191 ................. 80, 93 - Q 7 4 Ill! 'Ill llli ll Haberkamp, Eric 1111 ........ 93, 206 Hackney, Chris 191 .................... 93 Hafer, Matthew 1111 ............ 86, 93 Hagen, Kelli 1111 ....................... 93 Hagerud, Eric 1111 ............. 93, 165 Haker, Traci 1111 ....................... 93 Halcomb, Llnda ..................... 119 Haley, Heather 1101... 93, 159, 205 Hall, Janette 1101 ...............,...... 93 Hall, Jenn 1121 ......................,... Hall, Klm 1111 ............. Hall, Michelle 191 ........ 93 93 Hall, Travls 191 ........... ......... 9 3 HaHberg, Troy 1101 .................... 93 Haltom, Sean 1101 .....,....... 93, 217 Hambrlck, CUHIS 191 .................. 93 Hamill, Debbie 1101 ....... Hamilton, John 191 ........ Hamlin, Denise 1101 ...... 93 93 93 Hammer, Dennis 1121 ....,........... 66 Hammer, Dorothy 191 ........ 94, 112 Hammond, Eric 1121 ........ 66 Hammond, Kimberlee 191 .......... 94 Hanes, Melisa 191 ............ 94 Hernandez, John 1101 .... Hernandez, Leo 191 ........ Hernandez, Maria 191 ..... Hernandez, Ruby 191 ...... Hickey, Kelly 191 ............, Hicks, Matthew 1101 ....... Higginbotham, Adrian 191 Hill, Bobby 1101 .............. Hill, Kenneth 191 ............. Hill, Larry 1101 ...........,.... Hill, Michael 1111 ........,... Hill, Rodney 191 ...... 7 . Hill, Shellie 1101 ........ Hill, Sheryl 1111 ......,.,..... Hilton, Thomas 191 ........ Hindes, Ruth ............ Hinkle, Paula 1111 .......... Hinkle, Stacey 1101 ........ Hanson, Claude ..................... 119 Hardin, Billye ......... ....,.. 1 19 Harding, Sean 191 ....... ...... 9 4 Harguth, Lisa 191 ........ ...... 9 4 Harlin, Kay .,...,......... ....... .119 Harpole, Sean 191 ............. ...... 9 4 Harrington, Kyle 1111 ....... ,..... 9 4 Harris, Beverly 1111 ....... 94 Harris, Christy 1111 ....... ......... 9 4 Harris, Deborah ......., ....... 1 19 Harris, Mary 191 .......... ......... 9 4 Harris, Renita 1111 ............... 80, 94 Harris, Harris, Robert 1101 .,...........,...... 94 Vlckl 1101 .........,..... 94, 112 Harrison, Chris 191 .................... 94 Harrison, Marnie 1111 ................ 94 Harrison, Rad 191 .......... Hart, Andy 1121 ...,....,. Hart, Bryan 1121 ......... Hartman, Ann 1111 ........ 94 66 66 94 Harvey, William 1111 ................. 94 Harvison, Myla ............. ....... 1 19 Harwell, Bryan ....................... 119 Hasselbush, Kristi 1101 ............. 94 Hassell, Tim 191 ..........,.............. 94 Hastings, Bobby 1121 .......... 66, 86 Hastings, Dawn 1101 ................. 94 Hasty, Teresa .............. 119 Hatridge, Brenda 11 O1 ............... 94 Hatridge, Cynthia 1121 ....... 66, 146 Hayes, Stacye 1101 ........ 86, 89, 94 Haynes, Bridget 1111 ................. 94 Haynes, Kevin 191 ......... Haynes, Robin 1111 ....... 94 94 Head, Timothy 1121 ................... 66 Headrick, Shana 1101 ................ 94 Headrick, Shelli 1111 .... 94, 97, 208 Hearn, Greg 191 ........,................ 94 Hearn, Melody 1101 ....... Heath, Heather 1111 ...... Heaton, Klrk 191 ......... Hellin, Kenny 1101 ............ 94 94 94 94 Hegwood, Rodney 1111 ....... 94, 99 Helms, Joe 1111 ......................... 95 Helms, Ken 191 ................. 95 -Henderson, Jimmy 1111 ............ 95 Henderson, Kathryn 1121 .......... 66 Henderson, Tim 1101 ................. 95 Hendrix, Debbie 1121... 63, 66, 205 Henley, Charla 1101 ................... 95 Henson, Cralg 191 ...................... Henson, Thomas 1111 ...... Hernandez, Benny 191 ............,.. 95 95 78, 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 95, 162 95 95 85, 95 95 119 95 95 Hinoiosa, Alejandro 1111 ........... 95 Hinoiosa, Brenda 1111 ............... 95 Hinoiosa, Robert 191 ...... ...... 9 5 Hinoiosa, Steven 191 ........ ...... 9 5 Hinton, Randy 191 ...........,.......... 95 Hiserote, Richard 1101 ,.............. 95 Hodges, Jerry 1121 ......... .. ...... 66 Hodges, Robin 1111 .....,.... ...... 9 5 Holcombe, Jason 191 ........ ...... 9 5 Holder, Stefanie 1101 ....... Holland, Danyale 1111 .... Holland, Gary 1101 .........,. Holland, Jeffery 1111 ....... 95 95 ........96 ........96 Hollaway, Sandy 1111 ................. 96 Holle, Chuck 1121 .................. 9, 66 Holle, Gene 191 ............. Hellgrexn, Mark 191 .......... ..,.....96 ...,....96 Holloway, Angela 191 ....... ...... 9 6 Holloway, Joe 1111 ....... 96 Hollwedel, Marie 191 .................. 96 Holman, Theresa 191 .,............... 96 Hood, Dana 1101 ................ 86, 173 Horsey, Steven 1121 ......... ,..... 6 6 Houchin, Jo Ellen 191 ................ 96 Housden, Rebecca ....,........... 119 Howard, Delmar 1121. 66, 203, 218 Howard, Gary 1101 ..................... 96 Howard, Lisa 1121 ......... Howell, Billy 191 ........... Huckaba, Audra 1101 ....... Huckaby, Jody 1101 ...... Hulen, Patricia 191 ........ 66 96 96 . .,.., 96 96 Humphrey, Neal 191 .,................. 96 Hunt, BlIly191 ............................ 96 Hunt, al-yen Scott 1121 ee, 73, 1eo Hunt, Mlchael 191 ...................... 96 Hunt, Richard 1101 ........ ..... 1 1,96 Hunt, Tracey 1111 ......... Hurley, Angela 1121 ......... Huron, Jenny 1121 ........ 119 96 66 66 Hun, Mike 1101 ......,..,................ 96 Hustead, James 191 ................... 96 Hux, James 1111. 96,165, endsheet Hux, Klm 1101 ,......,....,........ 96,173 Hux, Tim 1111 ......,....... 96,146, 165 Ai - .Lg L .. L.. ik-- 2.. 7 Y W-. ,,.1.., N . 1 . 2, Immekus, Beth 1111 .................. 96 Ingram, Darrell 1121 6, 67, 73, 114, 161, 205 Ingram, Jeff 191 ......... ....., 9 6 Ingram, Jerry 191 ....................... 96 Ingram, Tony 1101 ..................... 96 Irvin, Jonathon 191 .................... 96 Islas, Roman 1101 ................,...,. 96 Ivins, Linda ..,........... 119 1.1 1731: WV 1 I 1' sl, .Y,, 1. 9 , essee ,Mic 119 96 96 Jackson, Greg ............. Jackson, Kristi 191 ...... Jackson, Sandra 1101 .... Jackson, Tammy 191 ..... Jackson, Jackson, Theresa 191 .... Tina 1111 ....... James, Curtis 1111 ........ James, Leon 1111 .......... James, Sheryl 1121 13, 96 96 96 96 96, 165 15, 67,218 Janas, Todd 191 ......................... 96 'JaramiIIo, Ana 191 ......... Javia, Ketan 1121 .......... Jaworski, Diane ............. ..,.. 96 119 Jenkins, Dennis 1101 ....... ....... 9 6 Jenkins, Michelle 191 ....... ....... 9 6 Jenkins, Tony 1111 .......... .....,. 9 6 Jennings, David 1111 ................. 96 Jensen, Shanna 1111 ................. 96 Jerpi, Llsa 1121 .... 67, 74, 168, 169 John, Annamma 1101 .... John, Annie 1121 ........... John, Santhosh 1101 ..... Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson , Amy 191 ........ 96 65, 67 96 96 , Carolyn .................. 119 , Jennifer 1111 ...... 96, 155 , Klm 1111 .....,..........,... 96 , Laura 1111 .......... 96, 218 , Linde 1101 ......,.,......... 96 , PhlIlp1111 ,....... ....... 9 6 , Shanna 1121 ............... 67 Johnson, Treffaney 1101 ........... 96 Johnston, Debble ...............,.. Johnston, Patsy ............ ...., Johnstone, Chris 191 ................. 119 119 967 McMiIIen, Fernando 1111. 102, 165 Pairrett, Trent 11 O1 ...,... ..... 1 04 McDul1ie, Scott 1101 ................ 101 McElhaney, Bobbie 1121 ............ 68 McFadin, Janet 191 .................. 101 McFarland, Jennifer 1121 ........... 68 . 1101 ......... 101 McFarIin, Gene 1111 ................ 101 McGahee, Jim ................ ..... 1 20 McGarity, Sonjya 191 ....... ..... 1 01 McGaugh, Jesse 1101 .............. 101 McGee, Brian 1111 ........... ..... 1 01 McGee, Glenn 191 ......... ........ 1 01 Mclntosh, Kyle 191 ................... 101 Mclntosh, Sherri 1111 ...... 101, 206 McKeown, Jolene 191 .............. 101 McKinness, Jimmy 1111 ........... 101 McKinney, Cathy 191 ............... 101 McLean, Diane ..........,.... ..... 1 20 McMahan, Kyle 191 ....... ..... 1 02 McMahan, Scott 191 ................. 102 McMeans, Diane .................... 120 McNiel, Stephen 1101 .............. 102 McPeters, Tamara 1101 80, 102, 161, 218 McRae, Edwin 191 .................... 102 McRae, Paula 1121 68, 72, 114, 218 McRight, Gary 1101 .................. 102 McFloberts, Shane 191 ,............ 102 McVay, Barbara ..................... 120 McVay, Kathryn 1111.. 80, 102, 218 McVay, Laurie 1111 .... 99, 102, 218 McVicker, Ronald 191 .............. 102 Meadows, Donna 1101 ............. 102 Meadows, Joanne 191 .............. 102 Mee, Cindy 1111 ....... 100, 102, 205 Melton, Ernie 191 ..................,.. 102 Melton, G.W. ................. ..... 1 20 Menchaca, Tressa 1121 ............. 68 Mltchell, Chrls 191 .....,... Mitchell, Danny ...................... 120 MQ d 112113, 61, 68, 69, 72, Mltchell, Laura 191 ...... ...... 1 02 Mitchell, Mike 191 ........ ...... Mohr, Rebecca 1101 ................. 102 Money, Marlien 1121 .............. 2, 68 Montemayor, Mark 191 ..... 102, 161 Montgomery, Anthony 1121 68, 114, 165 Montgomery, Stephaney 191... 102 Moody, Clay 1101 ..................... 102 Moon, Mea 1121 ........ .............. 6 8 Moore, Allana 1111 .......... 102, 206, endsheet Moore, Stacey 1111 .................. 102 Moore, Tabatha 1111 ........ 102, 218 Moore, Terri 1111 ......... ......... 1 02 Morado, Jesse 191 ................... 102 Morado, Maggie 191 ................. 102 Morado, Martin 1111... 68, 102, 164 Morale, Mike 1101 .................... 102 Mordecai, Steven 1121 68, 73, 106, 155, 205 Moreland, Steven 1111 ............. 102 y 1101 ............. 102 Moreno, Cindy 1111 ................. 102 Morgan, Chris 191 .................... 102 Morgan, Jef11111 2, 99, 102, 145,205 Morisak, Gene 1111 .................. 102 Morris Christy 1101 ................. 102 Morris, James 191 ..............,..... 102 Morris, Jimmy 1101 .......... 102, 165 Morris, Mike 191 ....................... 102 Morris, Richard 1101 ....... ...... 1 02 Morris, Shannon 191 ....... ...... 1 03 Morris, Trey 191 .............. ...... 1 03 Odle, Saprina 1101 ................... Mendez, Marco 191 .... ......... 1 O2 Mendiola, Junior 1101 ............,. 102 Mendoza, Sammy 1121 68 156, 164, 165 Menthe, Erika 191 ......... ..... 1 02 Mercer, Angela 1111 ........ ..... 1 02 Mercer, Ann Marie 191 .... ...... 1 02 Mercer, Bobbie 1121 ............ 68, 97 Merimon, Steve 191 ................. 102 Messersmlth, Kathy ....... ..... 1 20 Metzger, Ed 1101 ........... ..... 1 02 Metzler, Michelle 191 ....... ..... 1 02 Meyers, Mary 1101 ..... ..... 1 02 Mikusek, Eric 1111 ..... ..... 1 02 Miles, Jimmy 1121 .....,... ....... 6 8 Miles, Johnny 191 .....,.............. 102 Milholen, Diana 1111 ................ 102 Miller, Becky 1111 ...... 102, 218 lvllller, Gary 1121 ............ es, 69, 73 Miller, James 1101 ..... Miller, Judy 1121 ........ 102 Miller, Kimberly 1121 ........... 68, 97 Miller, Patricia 1111 ....... ........ 1 02 Miller, Minnie 191 ....,.. ..... 1 02 Qshwchael 1101 ................... 102 Minick, Jay 1101 ,...................... 102 Mining, James 1101.. 102, 172, 173 lyllnlng, Mike 191 ...................... 102 Minyarafihela 191 ........ ..... 1 oz 1121 ..,...... ....... 6 a Mitchell, Billy 1111 ............,...... 102 Morrison, Natalie 191 ............... 103 Morrison, Shannon 1121 ............ 68 Moses, Jane .......................... 120 Mosqueda, Joe 1111 ..,............. 103 Moss, Michelle 1101 ................. 103 Motley, Susan 1101 ....,..... 103, 123 Mouser, Mary 1111 ....... ......... 1 03 Mowry, John 1101 ........ ...... 1 03 Moya, Adrian 191 ......... ...... 1 03 Moya, Mario 191 ........ ......... 1 03 Moya, Paula 191 ....................... 103 Moyers, Renee 1111 ......... 103, 105 Mullen, Connie 1101 ................. 103 Munlz, Sabrina 191 ....... ...... 1 O3 Munoz, Sonia 191 ......... ...... 1 03 Murphey, Shana 191 ................ 103 Murphy, Andrea 1111 ............... 103 Murphy, Devonna 1111 ............ 103 Murphy, Karen 1111 ........ ...... 1 O3 Murphy, Kristy 191 ................... 103 Murray, Kara 191 ...................... 103 Murray, Rebecca 1121 68, 147, 218 Myers, Mary 1101 .,................... 104 Myles, Byron 191 ...................... 104 4245. , , 1 1 Nabors, Michelle 191 ................ Nadeau, Kelly 1101 .................. Nadeau, Rlchard 1101 .............. Nanthaphak, Bill 191 ................ Narcis, Marcia 1111 ........ ....... 1LcL1Lfl1 104 104 104 104 104 Nash, Kim 1111 ........... ....... 1 04 Natal, Roman 1101 ......... ....... 1 04 Nava, Josie 1121 ......... ......... 6 8 Neal, Kenneth 191 ....... ....,.. 104 Neal, Kimberly 1121 ....... ...... e a Nealis, Jodie 191 ......... ....... Nealis, Marle 191 ......... ....... Nelson, Daniel 191 ......... ....... Nelson, Donna 1111 ..,.... ....... Nelson, George 191 ........ ....... Nelson, Krlstlna 191 ....... ....... Nelson, Mlke 1111 .................... Newman, Charles 1101 .....,....... Ngo, My 1101 .................... 104, Ngo, Phuong 191 ...................... Nicholson, Douglas 1111 ......... 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 156 104 104 Nicholson, Tracye 1121.. 68 Nickell, Kenny 1111 .................. 104 Nickerson, Traci 1101 ...,. 104 Nix, Daniel 1121 ................... 68, 74 Nix, Darren 1121 ................. 69, 165 Nix, Linda .............. 120 Noh, Byung 1101 ......... ....... 1 O4 Noh, Joo 191 ............ 104 Norris, Lisa 1101 ......... ....... 1 04 Norris, Richard 1101 ...... ....... 1 04 North, Kim 1101 ............. ....,.. 1 04 Northrup, Becky 1101 .............. 104 Norvell, Charlene 1101 ............. 104 IIWIIBYII IIWIIIHII IIRIIIUII IIHGUZIII ,-. IllF'llll 1 I L O, Sang 1121 ...................... 69, Oakley, Sherl 1121 ..................... O'Connor, Christine 1101 ......... O'Connor, Tresha 1101 ...... 95, O'Donnell, Kathy 1111 ............. O'Donnell, Tommy 1121 ............ Olage, Irene 1111 ...,..........,...... Olage, Priscilla 1111 ....... ....... OIIVB, Mark 191 ..............,......... 156 69 104 104 104 104 104 Olive, Tina 191 ......................... 104 104 Oliver, Deborah 1101 ........ ,173 Oliver, Dede 191 .,..................... 104 Ondich, Cindy 191 ......... 104 Ondich, Scott 1101 ................... 104 Oommen, Elizabeth 191 ........... 104 Oommen, Mary 191 .......... 104 Orahood, Carol 1101 .....,.......... 104 e 1121 ......... 69, 97 Orlowski, Katy 1101 .......,......... 104 Orozco, Chris 191 .......... Orr, Carol ................. Ortiz, Jose 191 ........... Ortiz, Marla 1101 ........... Ortiz, Monica 1101 .........,. 104 120 104 104 104 Osborn, Shannon 191 .............. 104 Osburn, Kristin 1101 ..............., 104 Oseid, Andrew 1111 ........... Oshel, Bonnie ............. Outlaw, Angela 191 ....... Outlaw, Michelle 191 ......,. Owinley, Shelly 191 .... Oxford, Danna 1101... 95, 104 120 104 104 104 104 llllllmil l IIW. I .L U' 1 11 Parish, Cristie 1121 ....... ....... 6 9 Parker, Carla 1121 ......... ..... 1 57 Parker, Damon 191 ........ ........ 1 04 Parma, Leanne 1111 ........... 13, 104 Parrent Katie 191 ..........,......... 104 Parsons, Carolyn ................... 120 Parsons, Clinton 1111 94, 104, 164, 165, endsheet Parsons, Dena 191 ........ ........ 1 04 Parsons, Teresa 1121 .,....... 70, 205 Pasayan, Rolando 11 O1 ............ 105 Paschall, Andy 1101 ................. 105 Pate, Cllnt 191 ............... ....,... 1 O5 Patel, Hetal 1101 ........... ........ 1 05 Patel, Manisha 1101 ................. 105 Patel, Shilpin 1111 ............ 105, 159 Patterson, Nancy 191 ............... 105 Patterson, Patti 1111 ................ 105 Patterson, Robin 1101 .....,........ 105 21 ....... ......... 7 o Pearce, Brian 1111 ........ ........ 1 05 Pearce, Erlc 191 ....................... 105 Peddy, Pamela 1101 ................. 105 Pellegrine, Cammy 1101 .......... 105 Pellegrine, Toni 1111 ............... 105 105 105 Penrod, Melissa 1111 ....... 105 Penry, Tonya 191 ................,.... 105 Scott, Christina 191 ........ .,,,, Santoy, Sergio 1101 ...... Sargent, Karen ............ Sarosy, Steve 1101 ........ Satterfield, Cllff 1121 ........ Savela, Michelle 1121 ....... Savela, Mike 191 ............... Sawyer, Didi 1111 76, 77, 173, 205 Schecht, Kippen 191 ......... Schepf, Gary ............... Schmidt, Sherri 1121 ........ Schmitz, Scott 191 ............ Schneider, Kathi 191 ......... Schneider, Tammi 1101 .... 110 .........120 110 71 71 110 110,172, 110 120 71 110 110 110 Schoendienst, Susan 1111 110, 156 Schofield, Stephen 1111... Schultz, Eric 1101 ............. Schumpert, Marc 1101 ...... Schumpert, Scott 191 ....... Scott, Anthony 1111 ......... Scott, David 191 ......... Scott, Rachel 191 ...,... Scott, Robin 1101 ....... Scott, Shannon 191 ........... Scott, Tanya 1111 ............. Scott, Tina 191 ........ Seace, Kirk 1121 .............. Seago, Randy 191 ....,...,. Segura, Zolla 1101 ............ Seldmeyer, Naomi 191 ...... Self, Dean 1101 ................. Selheim, Mike 191 .......... Selman, Danny 191 ........... Shackelford, Kelly 1121 .... Sharp, Jim 1121 ................ Sheffield, Barrle .......... Shelton, Gwen .............. Sherrell, Deborah 1121 ..... Sherrltt, Donna 1111 ....... Shipley, Kristi 191 ........... Shockley, Amanda 191 .... Shockley, 'Shelly 1101 ..... Shoven, Richard 191 ....... Shumate, Terry 1101.. 13 Shumate, Tiftlny 1121 ....... Shupe, Tlna 1111 .............. Sigmon, Chrissy 1101 ....... Sikes, Dana 191 ............... Sllva, Alma 191 ................ stooxsuu, David 191 ................ Silva, Anna 1111 ......... Silva, Carlos 1111 ............ Silva, Geneva 191 ............ Simmons, Christine 1121.. Simmons, Jimmy 191 ........ Simmons, Kimberly 1111.. Simmons, Mike L. 1101 ..... Simmons ,Mike S.1111... Simmons, Tracle 191 ........ Slmpkins, Tim 191 ...... 78 Slms, Meredith 191 ........... Sinclair, Jason 191 ............ Sltton, Jim ............... Skaer, Michael 1111 ....... Skarlah, Satish 191 ........ Skeen, Carrie ............... Skelton, Jeannie 1121: ...... Slaughter, John 191 .......... 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110,218 110 6, 71, 74 110 110 110 110 110 110 . 71, 218 120 120 71 109, 110 110 110 110 110,217 110,205 71 110 110 110 110, 159 110 110 110 71 110 110 110 110 110 103,110 110,215 110 120 110 110 72 110 Smllie, Candace 1111 ....... Smlth, Angela 1111 ...... Smlth, Bryan 191 .......... smith, crndy 191 ...................... Smlth, Clnnamon 1101 ............. Smith, Denniel 1101 ......... Smith, Dustln 191 ......... Smith, Eric 1101 ........ Smlth, Gary 1101 ....... Smith, Kevin 191 .......... Smith, Kimberly 1121 ....... Smith, Lisa 1101 ........... Smith, Lorie 1111 ......... Smlth, Payge 191 ......... Smith, Ronnie 1111 ...... Smith, Sam 191 ............ Smith, Shannon 1101 ....... Smith, Shelby 1101 ....... Smith, Sue ................. Smith, Teresa 1121 ............ 110 110 112 112 156 112 112 112 112 112 72 Smith, Troy 1111 ................ Smythe, Stacy 1121 .... 72, 218 Snapp, Michelle 1101 .............. Snodle, Charlene 1111 ............ Solls, Blanca 1101 ............ Solls, Hector 1121 ........ 112 112 112 112 112 112 112 120 72 113 219 113 113 113 72 Sosa, Aurora 1101 ................... sono, Adollo 1111 .............. Soto, Rodolfo 1111... 113, 164 Speaks, Tommy 191 ................ Spence, Billy 191 ............... Spence, Chrls 1111 .......... 113 Spencer, Mechelle 191 ............ Spencer, Melvin 191 ................ Spivey, Douglas 1101 ....... Springer, Lori 1111 ....... Stacy, Laurie 1101 ........ ........ Stacy, Tammy 191 ................... Stafford, Zynell 1111 ........ 113 113 113 165 113 113 205 113 113 113 113 113 113 123 72 Staft, Stacy 1121 ................ Stambaugh, Paul 1101 ..... Stancil, Connie 1121 .......... Stancil, Jamie 1101 .......... Stanley, Alice 1121 ....... Stanley, Holley 191 ...... Stanley, Wanda 1101 ....... St. Clair, Chad 1101 ......... Steaman, Steve 191 ......... 115 215 72 Steele, Dawn 1101 .................... Steffel, Heather 1111 ............... Stenbridge, Llnda1111 113, 168, Stephens, Annette ................ Stephens, Lisa 1101 ......... Stevens, Daren 1121 ........ Stinson, Felicia 1111 ........ St. John, Pete 191 ....... Stlpes, Candi 191 ............. 113 72 113 113 113 113 113 113 169 120 113 72 Stockweather, Tracy 191 ......... Stone, Sharon 1111 .................. Stoutfer, Ken 1101 ................... Stracener, Ernie 191 ......... Street, Kerry 1121 .............. 113, 72, Strickland, Jessie 1101 ............ Stringer, Connie 1101 ....... Dlane 1111 ......... 113, 113, Stroope, Steve 11 11 ................. Stubera, Stacy 191 ................... 113 113 113 113 113 113 113 217 218 113 163 173 113 113 Sturbaum, Amy 1101 ................ 1 Sturdevant, Steve 1121 .............. 72 suk, Jenny 1121. 1, 61, 69, 72, 155 Sullivan, Christy 191 ................ 1 Sullivan, Cindy 191 .................. Sulllvan, Stacey 1121 ........... Sumrall, Carey 1121 6, 72, 115, 218 Sustaita, Jimmy 191 ................. 113 Sustaita, Lorie 191 ................... 113 Sutherland, Karen 1121 ......... 6, 72 Sutherland, Mike 1101 .............. Sutherland, Shawn 191 ...... 77, 113 113 Sutton, Alanna 1121 ................... 72 Sutton, Carolyn ..................... Swarm, Bllly 1111 ............. 113, 1 20 206 Sweeney, Dana 1121 .................. 72 Sweeney, Kathy .......... ....... Sweet, Kevin 1101 ...... Swigert, Scott 191 ...... Swlmm, Guy 1111 .......... ....... Swyhart, Dennis 1101 .............. 4 120 113 113 113 113 Tamayo, Clndy 1121 ....... ......... 7 2 Taylor Taylor, Taylor Taylor, Taylor Taylor Talyor, Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Alice ............. ....... Danielle 191 ....... ....... Elena ......................... 120 113 120 JuIia1121. .............. 73, 206 Lawrence 1111 ............. Michelle 1101 ..... 2, 21, Patty .......................... Rlcky 191 ........ .......... 113 113 120 113 Robbl 191 ............. 113, 217 Robert 191 ......... ....... Tami 191 ............ ....... , Teresa 1101 ........ ....... Traci 1101 ....... Travis 191 ....... Taylor, Troy 1101 ........... ....... Teichman, Brent 1111 .............. 113 113 113 113 113 113 114 Templeton, Alicia 1101 ............ 114 Templin, Paul 191 .................... 114 Templicek, Kevin 1111 ............. 114 Terrell, Lisa 1121 .............. ..... 7 3 Theobald, Brent 1111 ............... 114 Thiele, Janet 1121 .......... ...... 7 3 Thomas Deanna 1101 .............. 114 Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Dianna 191 ................ Jennifer 1111 ............. Lisa 1101 ................... Sonya 191 ........ ....... Tabitha 1101 .............. Thompson, Jason 1101 .... 114, Thompson, Julle 1121 ........ 73, Thomas, Roshonda 191 ........... Thornton, Charla 1101 ...... 114, 206 Thornton, Jef! 111 1 .................. 114 114 114 114 114 Thran, Chum 191 ............. Threlfall, April 191 ........ va, 19, Throne, Sherry 191 .................. Thurman, Christie 1101... Thweatt, Jeff 1101 ................... Tietge, Shawn 191 .......... Tigue, Angela 191 ........ Tiller, All ....................... Tillery, Stephen 191 ........ Tillman, Charles 1121 ................ Timmins, Jennifer 191 ............. Tippett, David 1111 ......... Tipton, Charlene 1121 ..... Tipton, Kimberly 191 ....... Tlttle, Tamera 1101 .................. Tobias, Tina 1101 ............ Tobias, Trudy 1111... 114, 172, Tobin, Michael 1121 ................... Todd, Jodie 191 ........... ......... Torano, Mike 1111 ........... Torres, Dianna 1101 ........ Torres, Lisa 1101 ......... ......... Torres, Mike 191 ............. Torres, Norma 1111 .................. - Torres, Randy 1101 ......... Torres, Sabrlna 191 .......... 114, Torres, Tracie 1111 ......... Towers, Kathy 1101 ................. Trahan, Fabian 1101 ................. Trahan, Lara 1101 ..... 105, 115, Trammell, Kathy 1101 .............. Traver, David ................ Tribbey, Tamera 191 ....... Tribble, Tanya 191 ................... Trinh, Hung 1111 .......... 11, 95, Trinh, Tranh 1101 ..................... Trobaugh, Lisa 1101 ....... Trobaugh, Sheila 1101 .... Tubbs, Diane 1111 ................... Tubbs, Larry 1101 ........... Tubbs, Robbln 1121 ........ Tucker, Joseph 1101 ....... Tucker, Kasmlra 191 ................ Tucker, Nancy .............. Tucker, Shawnna 191 ....... 115, Tucker, Tonya 1121 ............ 73, Turner, John 191 .............. 115, Turner, Molly ................ Tuscana, Kathy 191 .................. 106 114 114 114 114 114 114 120 114 73 114 114 64 114 114 114 173 73 114 114 114 114 114 114 114 149 114 114 114 218 115 120 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 73 115 115 120 205 156 159 120 115 5 4 4 'z Q -. I ai I , 3' . 5 .3 i.,q:V,, .1,l"'4 P ,. I , . X x T 'Lt . , A ' ., LL :wif-1" W: ,af 4' 2 I' , 1 'V - D V935 I Q ' ff ff I- 1' ' X , 'ff f V Pg '- . ., ,,', fu- f,-. f 491 7 3 ,. Q1 ' 314 1 Q eing on .the Academic Decathlon team meant. all a student's regular ri scheduled assignments plus 4-6 hours of is study after . school. The Decathlon members proved all their hard work to when they placed ninth at in SaniAntonio. 'Chad 40' jf' Q Ween.. .. . we walked into a yucky green cafeteria and realized that the Blue Wave was gone forever.- . . . the Academic Decathlon team went to San Antonio and placed ninth in Texas. . . . Senior Del Howard brought back the tradition of guy cheerleaders. . . . the Vikings came close to the district title in football and soccer. . . . the senior play was brought back to life as the seniors put on the production "Cheaper bythe Dozen." juniors had to pass the TEAMS test in order to graduate. . . . a national record for the most successful field goals in one game was set by Iunior Clint Parsons. . , . Graduation was held at 9 a.m. on a Saturday! fzzzlj we realized that the full force of House Bill 72 took effect. . . . candy bars went up to 5003 in the candy machine. . . . our teachers were tested to see if they were competent and students had the day off. a pecan tree with a Sesquicentennial star base was given to Nimitz as a gift from the senior class. 2 5 0 Proven Pride lthough the Seniors of '86 felt they were a class of firsts with new rules and state regulations, they also were the first class to set many new traditions on their school and for future senior classes. Graduation was the main event that the long hours of dedication led up tog although it too was changed to 9 a.rn. in the morn- ing for the first time. Stephaine Mashman photo. 1 'Ma fplllflf 11 WI Un P Rl U E .N-f' Proven Pride 2 5 1 biiibfi Way :dll Qeackecf fl' he '85-'86 sports season is finall over. The last ball has been thrown, kicked, hit andycaught. For seniors, like everything else, there will be no more playing time. The referees have blown the last whistle. A time out has been called, however, to allow one last look at the season. The excitin performances of all the Nirnitz athletes did not come eassy. Hours of long, hot work perfected tech- niques that might not have won but showed the best of a player's abilities. Summer practices, off-season and spring training were the background of 'every athlete's perfor- mance for without them there would have been no performances. The pride was a result of the pre-season hopes and at- titudes of the players. Every coach that responded to a questionnaire repeatedly mentioned the athletes' dedica- tion. Everyone wants to be the best. The best was not only reflected in the season records. Many teams played as well as they could and were met with disappointments along the way. The bad times, though, did not keep away the fans. They supported their friends and children at every competition. This included driving through Friday night traffic to watch away games, eating concession stand food and sitting through winds, cold and rain. Almost every athlete who competed this season fits that description of a confident athlete that is trying to be the best he can be. They went out and strove for perfection. Tlheyj 311 reached it. Story by Lisa Robertson - Sword and S ie . i Proven Pride fter five classes and after school prac- tice, track members Iuniors Andrea Murphy and Dana Hood push themselve to finish the ,!f3. J , is ,am 5- ,a9f"" required laps for practice. The 1985-86 track team was a group of record set- ters striving for number one. Chad Windham photo. atching from the sidelines gave foot- ball players a chance to yell for their teammates. In spite of coming short of district, Vikings had unrecorded victories of pride, spirit and team unity to yell about. Chad 'Windham photo. f WE ING YET? I Proven Pride 2 5 3 H-434 "fhef9wafaim0wL PRIDE uring their fourth period locker cleanout, Freshmen 7 A ,V Kim Tipton, Shannon Scott and Sophomore Kim North throw away their nonessential study materials. Locker cleanouts often resulted in the finding of lost textbooks and Q library books. Carrie Skeen photo. n a scene from the children's play "Raggedy Ann and A Andy" Sophomore lean Iones discusses the whereabouts of Andy with Raggedy Ann. Andrea Mandley photo. 'Hunk 1,4 f' -'ll 1!". 441 ,M N ,ffm 5 4 Proven Pride 7236-7zwl6 ount down calendars in the classrooms were marked with red X's. "You will soon be out there in the real world" became a saying too familiar to seniors. It was time to start making plans for the summer and the future. It was the end of the school year. As school came to a close, it was easy to recall the first of the year. Memories of looking at one's schedule wondering if there would be anyone to talk to in algebra class or if the American history teacher was oing to be strict or easy came to mind. Hard Work, friencfs, football games, holiday celebrations and special events made the year fly by. All of the sudden it was time for locker cleanout, turning in textbooks and overdue library books, clearing records, paying fines, semester exams and graduation. Seniors were faced with the question "What am I going to do with the rest of my life?" while the underclassmen held officer elections. When the final X was placed on the calendar, the 1985- 86 school year was over, but the pride that make Nimitz Number One lingered. Proven Pride 2 5 5 n the end, 4 Viking pride was a walk across the stage on a cloudy S a t u r d a y morning, sing- ing the school song one last' time, moving a tassle from the right to the left and a long walk up the stairs at Texas Stadium Where Vice principal Bill MCAlister shook hands with Bridgette Dozier and the class of '86. "It was like saying g o o d - b y e , ' ' McAlister said, ' ' b e c a u s e I might not see these students again. I wanted them to know I a p p r e c i a t e d them." Our pride said it all. S t e p In a n i e M a s h m a n photo. -f-.ss-'Hrs' S,-4' ffwewxg A .i g1fiiii9!?.i,',?f,ggf g+ja'15ifs"if.s ilptnsi- F' ',j-sfsfflmfi 3 Q . ' S!! g'4'x:2iqQF?Jlms'!?x'l?' ,ssreir'tC'??' Eff? if ' tit:-aeiflt' ' '2',fgy,saste-ruff if -fx1.s's..v.s 2 5 6 The Proof is in Our Pride yu gf gfQ5v?3?""""mwWAy,s'a1s5w"f- , ff -ww?-f fw-i-My Af Q. Q -L my -qw Q, 3 y M w ' f 1 v w mwyfwkyifewbgm 'NW Mi' Q-5 sq' ha M ' wmizqfwwkw emiiimmma-.. WML H' M N X x QNX!! 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