Nitro High School - Nitronian Yearbook (Nitro, WV)
- Class of 1984
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Text from Pages 1 - 208 of the 1984 volume:
A Great Book
' Of The Wesfern World
'll Krankemann Rhonda L yons , Edifors in Chief
vid Auer Sports, Benje Barkey Academics and Features, Carol Buchanan Features, Delinda Cobb Business, Jenna Dabney
ganizafions, Sarah Dalton, Writer, Belinda Duckworfh Senior Class, Cindy Fo wler Junior Class, Steve Gerkin photographer,
- ve Godbe y Sports, Rosemary Higginbofhem Sophomore Class, Lisa Ingram Senior and Junior Class, Lisa Knell Faculty, Missy
dsey Academics and Features, Priscilla Maxwell Organizafions, Chris Negley Sports, Wayne Slafen Division Pages, Befh
ifh Organizations, Beth Tomer Organizations, Robin Wesflund Features, Cindy Whife Photographer and Advertisement, Chris
pfry Features and Junior and Sophomore Division Pages, Kelly L ynch Organizations, Cathy Sepko Adviser.
Nifro High School
is published with the editorial advice of the faculties
of Wm High School
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TABLE OE CONTENTS
I oftheSotr Page
Graduation - the Resolution Page 498
Eric Douglas. Denis Barkey.
Pam Johnson. Alex Whorley.
Lynn Scarf, Lance Osborne
show off ihe "Mfronian'
Jeanette Boalha auto
WM 0 friends yem'book.
Danny Kcamer and Sidcy Madam discuss the inreresfing 3101195 in fhe'Wlfronian'C
V. wt? l
V'K'A Great "Book of the Western World"
Many authors have attempted
write a novel that would one day
classified as a. great book of the
stern world And it was with the
we intent that the Nitronian Staff
70h the preparation of the 19621
onlan. V '
The Staff realized that an
vrage high school student is"
iosed to many great works of
ature in his trek toward gradua-
. But we wondered, would any
9r book that they possessed
ng their high school career mean
nuch to them as their copy of
high school yearbook. The
.ver was a resounding "No.'.' '
.No other book could be more,
valued. For what other book could
contain all of the memories that a
yearbook holds. Other high school
mementos soon begin to fade after
years of being stored in an attic, but
usually a yearbook is stored on a
bookshelf where it can be tenderly
taken down and looked at year
after year, .
, Few other books are greeted
with such excitement as the year-
book receives oh its day of arrival
at the high school; Students are
constantly asking, 'iWhen is the
yearbook coming?" Students also
have never been known to line up
. to receive their copy of their own
literature book or any other great,
novel, but yet they will stand in line
for long periods of time waiting for
their copy of the yearbook, And
after receiving this copy, students
will spend hours pouring over
pictures and then writing auto-
graphs in other's books.
The Staff also realized that a
yearbook contains all the in-
gredients of a great novel. The
setting is unique: the story would not
be poswble without the students
who are living through the mental
and physical conflicts ihvolved in
growing up. So with this in mind, a the
Staff declared that the Nitronian
was indeed "A Great Book of the
Bucko O'Leary shows
off the 'Witronian" T
Tammy Stalnaker cio-
Tammy Faulknler au
toaraphs a friends
1984 W213 Hie year Mar Mcnael Jackson won all of the grammes, and dsborafed
Miro l-lah cafeteria made many improvements and addifions on fhs menu such as
mgrshakes, and berrer breaks.
The seIIing of any sfory musI
:0 consider Ihe Iime eiemenI.
why of Ihese works could Occur at
y place anyIime buI oern Ihe
We began our sIor ,in August
'83. As Ihe classes began I0 1779
o Ihe building, Ihey perhaps
rcame aware IhaI Ihe ,schooi
ar 4983-4984 was Io be a ispeCIal
ein Iheir lives. ,
,The buliding iIself seemed Io
gecfr Ihe Changes IhaI iwere
teuring; 'A new chemisIryi lab was
Sing insIaIIed; a new ceiling was in 8
yes downsfairs; more compuIers
are arriving; Cafeteria im-
DvemenIs Were again underway.
's a crucial elem nI of Ihes
he DaIe Cf Ihe;8Iory Was 4984
SIudenIs will probably besI
remember Though Ihe facf Ihaf Ihis
school year was- one IhaI was
inferrupfed often Shoufs of glee
disrupIions Io learning sUCh as Ihe
sewer leaks IhaI plagued our
II was also a year Ihough when
sIudenIs were compelled Io look
when 4 flag flew at half masI
IWiCe, i nae in honor of a senanr
who was aboard a Korean jeI liner
Ihaf was shoI do wn by Ihe Russians
when if driera' over Iheir air space;
oIher n Ceable I
f Iheir school waiiS Io Ihe.
Scan Helper sIIps ukaEn the Ice.
Alan Jenkins was one of many Injured In 1984
anoIher Iime iI honored Ihe Amer-A
ican Marines in Lebanon Who had
while On a p CICe,
ion. Again w were
of we were I
read Orweii's I984. Were we VIng
in Ihe fulfillmenf of Ihe adage, "Big "
BroIher is WaIchIng "? Computers
abounded our Iifesfyle F i '
Ihan his 'I
lero High School is "19
59??an for many memon'es
Many studenis spent much
of rhalr free time In fhe halls.
Many hours were also span! In fhe classroom.
Some members of the football ream discuss football siraregy over dawn and milk
The Setting of the Story
The first pages ofjmost great
vels begin with the descriptibn of
t setting 'of the story. Some
tings are of little Importance; but
he case of many no vels, the story
Llld not have taken place any-
ere else, Such is the case with this
ry. Many of the scenes recorded
'9 are typical of high school
mes across the western world,
' yet Nitro High sohooi is unique.
its own special ways.
Students are found in many
erent places, during their high"
wool careers, but the place where
st of them are found during the
y is the high school itself. Nitro
h has seen many a class come
and go during the last few decades,
but one thing each class has had in
common is that a student has spent
many hours in the classroom, listen-
ing to teachers, taking notes, and
reading. Research papers, book
reports, and tests are an all too
A lot of the student's day is
spent sitting down. Sitting at that
remarkable invention - the student
desk - or around lunch room
tables, students find the time to
interact with each other, learning
about what it means to be growing
Events outside of the classroom
often take place in the halls of Nitro.
Students will probably always
remember standing at their lockers
with those special friends or walking
through the halls looking for that
"special someone." A lot ot time
has also been spent simply grabbing
a bite to eat during break or at
Though the halls of Nitro may be
old and the surtounding aromas
sometimes a little strong, the high
school spirit lives on from year to
year. Only the people change. And
that is what makes each year a
unique experience, never to be
repeated this way again.
Pam Jenklns spent
her tlme at the
Belinda lakes lime
to get a between
Roger and Falecla
try to earn a quick
buck by selling the e
Perhaps the year 4983-84 hasn't
been the best year for Nitro High
School, but the one thing that makes
this school stand out is its student
body. We, here at Nitro, are a school
with a lot of class, a sort of breed
We've experienced everything
from ball games and dances to pep
assemblies and student and faculty
presentations. There is always someth-
ing for Nitro students to be involved in.
It seems that students take a lot of
pride in their school and its activities.
Nitro High School is proud of its student
body and their accomplishments.
This yearbook is a type of
acknowledgement to this school and
its students. The pages enclosed
within the boundary of this cover are
a dedication to their accomplishments
and achievements. From Homecom-
ing to Prom there's been a lot of great
times that Nitro's student body have
shared and helped create over the
Above: The N.H.S. student body prepares for the Homecoming game. Lower left: Mike Burnsworth shows how easy it Is to be a rock 510
Lower right: School dances were a great time for everyone to unwind and have a great time.
Ion: N.H.S. llterclly rocked the roof off. Uppot m: Angle Kirk shows the wild side of Nhro's majore'nes. Bottom: The 4983434 school year go? off To a great sfort with Homecoming.
I Homecoming jj
AT six o'clock, SepTember , - T
23, The NiTro High School T u f w
j Homecoming fesTiviTies goT , J ' , '
' underway wiTh The Home-
; coming parade. The parade
j began aT NiTro Junior High
T and ended aT Underwood
T field. We didn'T IeT The game
T spoil The crowning of our
During The half, The much
awaiTed momenT finally ar-
rived. As The band soley
played TTTruly," our Home
coming Queen candidaTes;
class aTTendanTs, and escorTs
walked ouT on The field. Along
wiTh our handsome
Homecoming courT were our
principal Paul McClanahan,
STudenT Council PresidenT
Jenna Dabney, PresidenT of
F.B.L.A. Karen Muncy, and
F.S.A. PresidenT Kim Hypes.
The members of The
Homecoming CourT were:
Paula DursT escorTed by Jon
"Chipper" Finch, Paula
Thompson escorTed by
Rodger WooTen, and Carol
Buchanan escorTed by Casey
CasTo. The Junior ATTendanT
was STacy MellerT escorTed
by SCOTT Summers and Kami
BlackhursT was The Soph-
omore aTTendanT: she was
escorTed by Todd Bailey.
Finally, aT The half, The
momenT we all had been
waiTing for arrived. As The
crowd grew quieT, Benje
Barkey announced Carol
Buchanan as The new Miss
Our newly crowned Homecoming queen
Carol ls helped from her car by Casey.
Our prlnclpal Paul McCIanahan presented
the new Mlss WlldcaT Carol Buchanan wlth
ildcte lot Mlss Wildhm. Pduln Durst th hnr Candidate tor Mlss Wilrk'nl l'nuln lhnnmmn'wilh hm JUnIO! class oHendent Stacy Molkm wim H0: escort Sophomore classqcnendam Komi Blackhur-s'r
1 Jon "Chipper'v nch. 05mm Ieognr Wanton. v Scott Summer: ' with her escort Todd Dolley. ' .
Ihe 1983-84 Homecomlng court.
Homecoming queen Carol Buchonon and her escon Casey Costo.
The Homecomlng court anxiously awaits me big moments.
mm MAM m um; Mu
. '. u. u' .'
Karen Goods takes a break from cheering 10
watch the game.
Some sophomores watch the guys.
Junior Varsity cheerleaders parade through
Sam Slbloy and Ms. Bogus are our
tesldem flows! children.
Band members have dlscovered ?he old
saying "The more the merrler" holds true
In the cold.
Dosplte the cold Sharon Young keeps
smlllng bu? Glnger Hordwlck doesn'f look
quHe as happy.
Tuna Dolmen. Jenna Dabney and Mlssy
Llnsey mink of summer.
The 1983 Winter Formal i
Was held January 44, 4984.
Yes, a month later than
usual but still a great
This year's format was
held at Shawnee Regionai
Park in Dunbar, starting at
about eight o'clock and by
nine-thirty the place was
really rookin'. This year t
there wasn't a band but a
DJ, it proved to be iess
expensive, and the D.Js
was Joe Kerner. Channel
TV 3 also attended the
formal, taping it to be aired t
the following week. So if 1
you werentt able to go you
could see exactly what
happened and what you
missed. 80 plan to go next
There was a variation of i
people there ranging from
Junior high to last year's
graduates, and some peo
ple brought dates from
other area schools.
The dress was, of course,
formal and everyone
looked smashing. Most of
the guys wore three piece
suits with afew in tuxess but
the girls were dressed in an
array of gowns.
Most people preferred to
eat out at one of Charles-
ton's finest, such as Fifth
Quarter or Windows on the
River. There was food
provided by the Shawnee
Park, but by the time most
arrived they were too
stuffed to eat anything
As for the dancing and
music at the formal, they
were both a lot better than
last year's. When asked
what he thought of Formal,
Jeff Dickens said, "It was
definitely better" Though
the floor was small most
didn't mind rubbing eibo wss
The last school dance was
in October so everyone
was up and ready to
This year's Snow Queen
was Paula Durst, escorted
by Doug Lewis. Paula's
court attendants were
Paula Thompson! first runner
up, Amy Fric and Kim
Parker, tied for second. All
and all the formal was a
success. Pictures were
taken by Robert Ashmore.
and again, most were im-
pressed. The Student Court
cil deserves a big hand.
Keny and Michelle look un'nxcnmny
Who! are you till smiling lortl
Shawna Roymes ls rmvm cumum shyl
JK "the VJ" pluymi Hun lunar. In! tnnnul
Everyone Is anxious to m In tho plct
In Queen; Paula Dufsfond her court P6010
Thompson, Kim Parker. and Amy Frigk; .
, m Caught Iri the act, Brett and Becky pause '
for u posn.
8 Use Weaver only has pyos for Todd
Steve Hawkins holds on to his main squeeze
Sieve Simmons makes a face for the
Students partied to the Rocky Top hoe
Doe: Blaine wan! somefhlng . . .
Who! could Sandy be diessed 05?
Kim Parker malts In David's arms.
n enjoy: his evening. What does Both have on her mind? Pam, Kelvin, and Gina, what's over there?
Marching, strutting, and
shimmying across Laidley
Field, the Nitro Wildcats
competed for top honors on
September 20th during the
1983 Daily Mail's 37th Annual
Kanawha County Majorette
The festivities began as
the band played for the
majorettes to be judged on
routine and marching. The
majorettes received second
place In this competition.
Next, the band played as
Angle Kirk twr'rled for the
Twirling Competition, and
she received the second
place award and trophy.
The band played on and
marched around the field as
they competed against
eleven other schools in the
coun ty and were judged first
place in Band Playing.
Next the majorettes came
out dancing to Ole McDon-
ald Had a Form for their
novalfy routine. The theme
was named Down on the
Farm and Angie as Ole
McDonald herded her little
piglets to take them to the
Then John Lovejoy per-
formed his routine for the
Boy Twirler Competition.
John received the second
Combining all the compe-
titions, comparing talent,
form, and originality, the
judges chose an all-around
award, the Grand cham-
pion. Nitro brought home the
first runner-up Grand Cham-
pion award and trophy.
Jamie Sounders accepts Nltrots
Grand Chomplon honor.
Anglo twin: and accepts the second
mo real J. R. 1: shown when he Is of! stage.
Bomb. the lead gulfarm, gets down.
Kaml Blackhum Ia anloylna me show.
Lead singer, Pole, capluros the crowds arrentlon,
Mike Bumsworfh performs on his alr guitar.
Soundman as" up his equipment.
Brad'pulls a pret1y face.
Norman spends hls Nme busy sfudylnq.
The hall way by the gym - empty for a change.
Scoffy studies Hard In class.
Keeping busy In D-hall.
Lode. Jamle. and Cathie hanqom In the hallway.
Mrs. McClure's homeoom ls wide awake.
Waiter so? on the s1eps sfudylnq.
mug looks busy. Angle Is wlde awake. Who? Felecia up to now?
No talklna Butchl
Scott M9: to figure oui how all this works.
Docs Mrs. McBrayar look dizzy from giving blood?
Kim and Amy are glad to get our of class.
Do you really weIgh 110 pounds?
Chris and Christie wait to be released
Tom Greer looks Ilka he's no? sure abouf all nus
Sarah doesn't look too enthused over the
Robin and Doug were the first people ro greer
Missy and Lisa gladly wait to give you your
Paula doesn't even feel like she's done
Wonder II Jackie knows whar he '5 really been
Karen looks on as another vlcflm meefs ms
Sandi lust grins because she knows just what
has happened today.
dIffefonI movies Ihrou'gh
Ihej year IabouI subje
j concepfion and Ihen offer
i Mm birfh how Io care ;f"'r"
of yourself buI In cbildca
youleam Lb: 903;le sfobs
gs I many pGOp
have about children. One '3
Iheir dieI, learning ;
; haw Io prepare and ed
j foOds IhaI ore goo: foI III i
Janis watches Intently as a chlld colors.
Two students play wIth a chlld and hIs bunny.
The class 8": and dlscusses Their ccflvmes.
Want to play with my Bunny rabblf?
How big a mess can these ?wo, small boys make?
The students teach me chlldren how to pop a balloon.
Polly Logo helps a little glr1 color.
I doubt I! he can stay In the llnes, Janis fhlnks.
This bunny Is Too big for me.
Tonl Franclsco h'les on some bunny ears.
Aher a long day, Donna slfs quietly wlfh a child.
Just stomp on If and It will pop.
I 111an I'm on film, says a lime Nke.
After the party Kelly and Lynn sit patiently.
Isn't It Interesting what Ilme children can do?
were 'the hew chhlons of
the year. For example
Be udo shorfs dre q oin
'hov 5 blso rhode o
' Mst'foshions are
sfude' 'rs represehflhg them y
'for fhe feen board.
h of those students is
her responsibilities of
WIT ofhbr types of fo$hion
. shows ,
S Mdny sfudents keep; up
. lero lell always have
students who keep up and
ahead of fhe fashion world.
Joene models at her locker
Troy shows of!
Scott stops for c pose
Jen shows of! hls Panama Jack shin
Karen Goods models for Cox's
Kerry and Kelly Joke around
Julio Shelton model; for Sione and Thomas
Nitro dudonn "Op 10 SI'NIG for the COme0
Llsa sport! hor Bermuda sham
Banjo models hla ever popular cap and gown
Scott showlng on his oxford
Introducing The Main Characters
A novel would be a dull, meaning-
less set of words without them, just as
a school without any people is an
empty, worthless structure of bricks and
concrete. And, both in a novel and in
a school, every character plays some
part, however insignificant it may be.
So this novel begins with the
introduction of the characters. First, we
will bring on the minor characters. The
sophomores, in the course of the novel,
set foot into a new and unfamiliar
environment. The typical sophomore is
often timid and uneasy at first, and
prone to getting lost through the first
chapter. Some may tend to withdraw,
but as the novel progresses they are
seen to be coming in contact with
more of the other characters. As this
occurs a feeling of belonging begins to
settle in and the sophomores become
more comfortable. They begin to step
forward: by the end of the novel they
can be seen as necessary to its
Next we will introduce the an-
tagonists of our novel. The juniors, well
settled into routine and established in
many of their relationships, play an
active part. With increased confidence
and school spirit, they turn their
attention more and more to school-
related activities. New responsibilities
begin to arise for the juniors. Many will
get a driver's license and, along with it,
increased independence and respon-
sibility. More options begin to open up
for the juniors. The number of required
classes drops, and the juniors begin to
look at such organizations and societies
as the newspaper staff and National
Honor Society- previously closed to
them. Another option opened to juniors
is the school prom. in addition to being
allowed to attend, the juniors are also
expected to plan and organize the
prom for the seniors. Here in the novel
we find a breeding group for many
conflicts, the least of which is not the
displeasure of the seniors over the work
of the juniors tor the lack of i0 and
some of their decisions. The juniors
respond indignantly, and the battle is
on. The juniors are an undeniably
important part of the novel; to omit
them would be to write an incomplete,
dull and sadly written work.
There is one last set of characters
to introduce, I believe, and that is the
protagonists - the main characters,
the seniors. Proud, confident, with a
touch or more of arrogance, this class
rules the school. Most of the seniors are
mature, young people tasting the
beginnings of adulthood. New and
different responsibilities and opportuni-
ties appear before them, and many
difficult decisions. Graduation looms
before them at the end of the novel,
so they are primarily occupied with this
event and consequent decisions.
Whether or not to continue schooling
and if so which college to attend are
just a few of the decisions facing the
seniors. Then there are other decisions,
such as who to take to the prom, and
the best way to get the juniors to
change their minds about a certain
disagreeable aspect of it. Many of the
seniors obtain after school and wee-
kend jobs, or cut down the number of
hours they go to school in order to
work. Along with the increased respon-
sibility resulting from this are mo re
conflicts with schoolwork, causing more
pressure and subsequently forcing the
seniors to begin to grow up. Thus the
seniors make up the single most
important part of the novel- the
irreplaceable finish to a great book of
the western world.
x i t: y
Above: Fashion proves to be one of Nltro's class acts. Middle: Rhonda Lllly spreads cheer are
the halls of N.H.S. Lower left: Kathy Lockhart and friends show how hard Nitro students have hit
books this year. Lower right: Enthusiasm wasn't one of our greater assets.
,vlwnwvgcym-WwEQ-I-.. , ..
Above: The halls are always The place to socialize.
Middle: Brlan PmcheT explains the code of a senior.
Left: Scott and David preparing to say farewell To
e: Cathy Hoptry flashes a smlle at our camera. Below: David Auer and S'reve
. e a good example of the old cliche out with the old and In with the new.
The Main Choroo Ters Of 7984
NoT Too long ago, iT seemed The Time
would never come buT The Time fied by,
perhaps Too quickly. The TwelfTh grade, The
much owoiTed Senior year, and ending To one
volume of a much noTed work, a beginning
for The sequel To follow - arrived.
WhoT shaped This Senior inTo whoT he is?
Who encouraged? Who discouraged? inside
The walls of This building, many people - oil
differenT kinds of people - filled The classrooms
and ciuTTered The corridors. A kaleidoscope of
Thoughts, ideas, and emoTions made up each
So many, some Trying To be The some as
oThers - following The crowd when iT come To
dress, The ioTesT slang, and holding opinions
obouT currenT evenTs - Those who valued Their
own originaliTy - daring To be differenT, ofTen
wiTh bold new ideas, venTuring forward inTo
and enjoying The Thrill of conTinuous change
- oil uniTed inside The walls. Ali unique human
beings, T'One's-self i sing, a simple seboroTe
person, yeT uTTer The word DemocroTic, The
word En-Mosse," TWolT WhiTmon's "One's-seif
i Sing'Q, all one group, The 4984 Senior class.
The seTTing is The some for everyone wiTh
iTs corridors, lockers, ringing bells, wooden
Tobies, much used desks, fluroescenT lighTs,
Tiled floors, worn books, muTiloTed noTe books,
ever changing groffiTi, leaky ink pens, worn
erosers, chewed pencils, and dusTy chalk
boards, yeT differenT e yes in TerpreT This familiar
seTTing in many differenT ways. Some love if
and Thrive wiTh conTinuous invoivemenT in one
ocTiviTy or dnoTher. Some hoTe if and deTesT
Their presence wiThin The school seTTing ond
onyThing conneoTed. Then There are Those
numbed by The seTTing; some who jusT do noT
core one way or onoTher.
Like snowflakes, maybe noT obviously buT
oil subTiy differenT, each Senior, "0 simple
separoTe person," helps To creoTe The group
of main chorocTers. inTeresTs, hobbies and
posT-Times include a wide scope of ocTiviTies
depending on The Senior and his response To
From a disTonce snowflakes look very
influenced by se TTing, The final resulT
similar buT how The y fall from The sk y beginning
as a mere dropieT of oner deTermines The
end resuiT. in The some manner a Sophomore
is placed in a new seTTing and Three years
ioTer he lands, The final producT 0T The end of
The firsT book in o Trilogy - childhood To young
ddulThood, life ofTer high school, gro wn up and
compleTeiy independenT. The Time has arrived
To make major decisions, Take The nexT sTep.
For some The choice is college; oThers decide
To work. These decisions are based upon The
Seniors invoivemenT wiTh The seTTing ThoT he
has been placed in for Three years. Did he
enjoy iT? Wos iT beneficial To hi'rn? WhoT new
skills has he gained? WhoT new knowledge
does he possess? iT all depends on The Senior,
how he odopTed To his surroundings, The role
of oTher ohorocTers, The shorT and long Term
goals he seT for himself, and his own prioriTies.
CounTless hours sTudying, consuming a
myriad of pizzas along wiTh gallons of sofT
drinks, lively porTies, quieT evenings spenT
reading a book, Taking a long walk, cruising
around in cars, pondering obouT size of The
universe, iisTening To The ioTesT Top forTy hiT,
oTTempTing To resolve The paradox of
Teenage romance, oddmonTiy avoiding The
forever and always molorky, sleeping, onch-
ing T. v. - The lisT of posT Times is endless. Some
enjo y o fosT paced social life and oThers prefer
quieT Time alone, a range from rowdy To
exTremeiy quieT, The exTenT probably deTer-
mined from The main chorocTers inTerooTion
wiTh The seTTing. Some find This seTTing exciTing,
oThers dislike iT immensely buT The Ted remains
ThoT iT's There and does noT rapidly change.
Looking back over a Three year period
gradual changes can be seen - The drapes in
The cofeTerio wiTh Their bold design, The
absence of manual TypewriTers from The
Typing room; The halls seem smaller Thon They
did on The firsT day; The class periods longer
- changes one would noT noTice unless They
had been a porT of This - The physical changes
wiThin The walls, along wiTh The deveiopmenT
of each chorocTer inTo whoT he is now - a
Senior in The class of 4984.
The Senior , class has a
greaf bunch leading fhem
This year, wlfh Jim Free-
Dersyser, president Amy,
:rlck, vlce-presldenf, and
Daula Durst secrefory-
Treasurer. They were in
:harge of gelling our floal l
logefher for ' Homecoming
3nd gelling fhe senior cor.
Thelr jobs consisfed of frying
lo gofher all lhe ideas of lhe
Seniors for fhe class moffo,
song, and flower. Tholwas o
The Senior Class Of 7984
fask in llself because no one
agreed, buf finally a decision
was reached. They also
helped The Seniors order
announcements, caps, and
gowns. And lasf of all, lhey
were involved in planning
every aspecf of graduaflon
from our speaker lo enler-
falhmenf. The Senior Class
officers have worked lo
make fhls year a greaf one
Trlsh slghs wlth relief.
Michelle and Janlce again need help.
Amy tells Rlck he hasn't grown much.
What's so funny, Kathy and Roger?
Use and Fellcla watch the crowd.
Is John puzzled?
Larry Adkins Lena Adkins
Mr. and Miss Sr.
Jenna Dabne y and Jim Freebersyser were
Chosen Mr, and Miss Senior for ihe 1983-84
Jenna Dabney worked hard as Presidenf
of Sfudeni Council. She is an acfive reporfer
wifh fhe Spy Glass and the Nifronian. She is
employed af Bawincal in Cross Lanes. Jenna
plans on sfudying physical therapy ai W. V.U.
Jim Freebersyser speni his senior year
serving as Presideni of ihe Naiional Honor
Sociefy ana' Presl'a'ehf of ihe newly formed
Pascal's Rascals compuier Club. Jim led the
1984 seniors fhrough a fuin'liing year as Senior
Class Presideni and ac five in Sfudeni Council.
He was also a member of ihe Nifro High Schooi
Hlf was indeed a greai honor, " was Jim's
reply when he found he was eleciea' "Mr.
When asked whaf Jenna fhoughi abouf
being chosen Miss Senior, she exclaimed, "iii
agree wifh Jim aboui if being an honor, bui
if was also a surprise. "
ii is ob vious wh y i'hese fwo siudenfs were
Chosen "Mr. and Miss Senior. " Boih sfudenfs
were acfive in school governmenf and boi'h
were heaviiy involved in school acfivifies.
Jenna and Jim are boih exceiienf
examples ihaf our schooi can be proud of.
David Auer Rifchie Bailey
Trina Baisden Benje Barkey Jabe Basset
Vickie Beane Philip Beckeff Billy Benneff
Cheryl Clark l Danny Clendenin Delenda Cobb Gray Cochran ' Bill Coiner
Rose Coole y
Mike and Bessie are Sporis ;
Al lero High School sports hold an imporianl parf of school
aciivilies. Nifro's sporis program had a good slarf in 4984. There were
more pep assemblies ihls year to suppori our feams than fhe year
before. This year's lwo most aihlefic .sludenis were no surprise. They
are Mike Foster and Bessie Moore.
. Mike Foster was very acfive in sporfs ihroughouf high school. Mikel
played football all fhree years in school and was captain his Seniors
iyear. Mike also ran for our irack feam and wrestled for The wresilinge
leam. 'As you Can Tell Mike was a good choice for Most Afhleiic.
Like Mike, Bessie Moore was- very active in sports. Bessie was an
oufsianding baskeiball player for the girls baskefball learn and an :
oufsianding volleyball player as well. Bessie also ran for fhe girls' frack
learn. And again like Mike, Bessie was a gOod choice for Most Alhlefic.
'NHS was lucky lo have' Mike and Bessie confribuiing in our sports:
Lisa Dawson , . 'Scoff Dean
Ricky Dixon. a . , ' hiJeff. Dorsey ' . ,Keili Doyle
HOME OF THE
Jeff; and K aren SpIrIied
School spirii is imporfani during the high school years, Unify of ihe
school is buiif on ihe afiifudes of ihe siudenfs. Karen Goode and Jeff
Dickens are 'fhe fvixo siudenis ihaf 'fhe Senior class feli had made the
mosf school spirit
Karen is a member of Sfudeni Council, Honor Socieiy, Mu Alpha
Thefa; and fhe Spanish Club She is Ifhe Head Cheerleader for fhe
Varsify squad which has won man y honors. Karen has done a fanfasfic
job leading ihe squad fhis year Karen well deserves f0 be chosen as
fhe Sehior wifh ihe mosf school spirif.
Jeff Dickens was also chosen as fhe Senior wifh fhe mosi school
spirit. Jeff is ofien seen of fooibali and baskeibali games cheering on
ihe wiidcafs. Jeff is fhe Vice-Presideni of ihe Spanish Club, he is also
I aciive in Concerf Choir, Aii-Couniy Choir, Sfudeni Council and
Explorers. Jeff has an. outgoing personaiify and represenfs a good
. Falecia Dukes ,. 1
Jim Freebersyser Am y Frick
Calvin Fridle y Sfe ve Gerkin
Mary Fauber Craig Finch Jon Finch
Tricia Fosfer "Cindy Fo wler
Ben and Miss y Clo wn Around
When if come f0 counf fhe vofes for Class Clown, a lot of people
had a good idea of who was going fo be chosen. To no one 's surprise
Missy Lindsey and Benje Borkey were fhe fwo picked from fhe Senior
class fo gain fhis big honor. Missy and Benje find lofs of fime for do wning
around, maybe foo much time. Missy is ocfive in Concerf Choir,
All-Couniy Choir, yearbook and ne wspoper sfaff, Sfudenf Council and
Fufure Cumquaf Farmers of America. Her fovorife acfivify nexf fo
underwofer baskef weaving is spending time with her fovorife young
man Benjamin Borkey.
' Benje is an oufsfonding 'member of Nifro's 12 02. club and he would
enjoy Drama if he wosn'f failing o cioss and nof oliowed to be in if.
I asked Benjamin how he feli oboui being seiecfed as Class Clown;
his reply was, "I'm really excifed; it's a greof honor and i know ifis jusf
o sfepping stone for me; firsf Class Clown fhen who knows, maybe
President " Good Luck Benje, even Reagan had fosforf somewhere;
maybe he was voted Class Clown once foo.
Janice Harve y
s Class Song:
"Old Time Rock-n-Roii"
K aren Goode
Roberf Hail Harve y Honshow
Valerie Sfeeie and Jim Freebersyser were an obvious choice for
Mosf lnielligenf. They are bofh involved in numerous school aciivifies
such as Honor Society, Mu Alpha Them, and Pascai's Rascals, ijusf to
name a few. Contrary f0 fhe depicfion in fhe phofo, fhey don'i camp -
ouf in fhe library fo gain fheir infeiligence. ii seems f0 come quire
naiuraiiy f0 fhem. Jim Claims f0 have been "Liffie Mr. Cow Queen of
Puxico, Missouri in 1976," an achievemenf fhai he is very proud of.
Jim is also Presidenf of the 1984 Senior Class, 0 member of ihe Varsify
Baskefball feam, Presidenf of Pascal's Rascais and a member of ihe
Explorer's Club. Valerie is President of ihe Explorer's Club, a member
of fhe French Club and fhe Spanish Club, on fhe Hi-Q ieom, and an
acfive member of Sfudeni Council. Jim and Valerie can bo fh be found
of nearly every schooi acfivify heid, both academic and afhlefic, bui'
are nor often found in the library. 39
Benje and Miss y are Unique
"Unique Personaiifies" was a new cafegory fhis year and Missy
Lindsey and Benje Barkey were The fwo Seniors desfined To fill if. Why
fhe Senior class chose Missy and Benje is beyond me; ihere musf be
some reason behind if. Anofher pasiime of iheirs is sfringing up Apple
Jacks on denial floss for Chrisfmas decorafions. Missy enjoys reading
in her spare fime; her fovorife book is, "How To Fighi ingrown Toenails
and 'Win. " Benje, on fhe ofher hand, likes io spend quief evenings af
home conversing wiih Emif Pissmyer, his caf. I asked Benje To tell me
some more of his hobbies and falenfs, his reply was, "In my spare fime,
I like f0 puf lighf bulbs in my monh and fry f0 gef fhem f0 lighf up
like Uncle Fesfer." I asked Missy and Benje if they had any closing
commenfs, and l was almosf afraid To hear fheir answers. "in The Far
Easf ihe y call me fhe Vie wer of Sighfs, " says Benje; Missy jusi saf fhere
and smiled, fhen exciaimed, "'Wiil the world ever gef f0 fhe middle
of a iooisie pop?" Here you have if folks, "Unique Personalifies", Why?
You feil me. '
40 ' ,
Michelle Huey Lisa Ingram i Dana Jackson
Sandy Hawkins Am y Haynes
Kim Jarre ff ' Alan Jenkins
Porn Jonnson. F Kathryn Jordon
Bill Krankerhonn ' Dawn Lacy
Allen Lowhorn .. g : Poiiy Legg
Teresa Judd ' , .F John Jusfice
I ; JOhn ono'. Shownno 'gef FlIIiy'
Shawnna Roynes Was voted. Biggesf Flirf by fhe Senior class. Shawnno . .
fifs fhis descriofion perfecfly She is ocfive on fhe girls' frock feam- ondw
Sfudenf Council. Shawnna only joined fhe frock feomabecouse she likes -
fo meef yo'ung men of frock meets ondfhere. were also someprospecfs
in fhe Sfu'denf Council. When i asked her whai she does in her spare fime
she replied "Hangin ouf, fhai 3 if, fhe really good sfuff you can't print. "
I guess Shawnna' 5 main hobby is simply flirfing, Which she does quite well. v
Shawnna fruly fifs fhe role of Biggest Flirf, and i know fhis is a big honor
for her. Congrafulafions Shownno, keep Up the goOd work!
' John Horiess was also chosen as Biggest Fiirf, and he foo fifs fhe role ,
fo 0 "T". JOhn can offen be found sfonding in fhe, halls surrounded by
lovely ladies. John admifs f0 his flirfofious behavior, in foo f; 'i fhink he 's proud ,
of his new rifle. I asked John if he was ocfive inan y school clubs or, sports
and he replied, "No clubs no sporfs, jusf o flirf i guess. " And fhof yOu ore; .
John, lbeiieve fhe Senior class hit fhe nail on fhe head when fhey vofed
you fhe Biggesf Male Flirf in the Senior class. ' ' .
Ronda Liliy-l i k V Poberf Lindmoik
Melissa Lindsey F Kelly Lingsch Randy, Lifionr
Mark Lochblhler . K afh y Lockhorf
Lisa L ynch Rhonda L yons Donna Marlin
Priscilla Max well Lori McNeel y
Jeff and Jenna Work Hard Blaine Means Kim Messer
Mosf Service fo Class is a cofegory rhaf
Takes a lof of work and dedicafion lo be
chosen for, and fhal's jusl whaf The Senior
Class fell rhal Jeff Dickens and Jenna Dabne y
have. Jeff and Jenna spenl many long hours
working on fhe Prom. Jeff did much of fhe
fedl'ous arfwork 'on fhe murals, and Jenna
spenf counfless hours conning sfudenls info
buying M 8l M's. We were all very proud of
fheProm, and we 7! never forgef all The long
hard hours of work if look lo make if such a
success. A million monks go lo Jeff and Jenna
for playing such a large parf in making fhe
Prom a memorable evening. , , , ,
42 BGSSle Moore Angelo MOITIS Melissa Morrison
Koren Muncy Pafricia Murphy Cathy Noncorrow
Gory Parsons s Brian Pafche ff
;Sfeve Paffon Breff Pfos'f Chris Phillips
Kim Parker Am y Parsons
Class Flo wer:
Diana Olds Ronnie Page
Lee and Carol Cute
This years Cufesf Couple is Lee Wifhrow
and Carol Buchanon. Carol and Lee have
been dafing for abouf fhree and a half years
now. Hardly a day passes fhai you don'f see
Carol and Lee fogefher. Though somefimes
fhey may fight it's always love and each
ofheris caring fhai keeps fhem fogefher.
Carol is a member of fhe Spyglass ischool
newspapers and me Nifronian sfaff where she
reporfs sporfs and does some photography.
Carol, was also selecfed Miss Wildcaf
1983- 4984 during fhe school's Homecoming.
Lee is a member of ihe football and
wresfiing feamt , 43
Seniors 7 w
Greg Pickrely Mifzi Porfer y LeAnn Pullin
: - W.-MH-7 .u 5x
Woamtwmmw VJ um m......y 4k. '
Show Us Them Pearly Whifes
Paulo Durs;L and Jon Finch are nofed around Nifro High School for
their preffy smiles. Paula is a member of fhe bond and a mojoreffe.
Jon is a member of fhe Vorsify Boskefbdl team. Mosf people have
nice smilesbufyif fakes a really oufsfonding smile before your Senior
Class besfows the honor 'preffiesf smile" upon 'you. If Paulo or Jon
should happen fo flash you a grin, fhen you will know why rhe N.H.S.
'84 Senior class chose fhem.
Sondra Reynolds V Debbie Rhodes Scoff Pucker
Greg Sadler Troy Sorgenf Jamie Sounders Lynn Scoff , Ricky Shaffer
Julie Sheiien . Sam Sibley: W. , I Sieve Simmons
s ! I , V 1 v I L I I
Gee Your HOIfLOOKS TerrIfIc
The seniors wirh fhe preffiesf hair were Rodger Wooien and. Paula
Thompson. If is hard f0 walk down The hall wifhoui seeing ihe gleem
of fheir golden brown hair.
i Pre fry hair is a gift. ' You can Change your hair in man y Ways. Rodger
keeps his hair parfed in the middle and winged back while Paula
frequenfiy changes her sfyle.
In any case, boih have very good exarnples of preffy hair.
Lisa Sfork I Traeevy Sfeeie " Valerie Steele
Keyin Sloan . ,Y , Marvih Smalleyf "
' Whai'Preify Peepersi, .-
The blue eyes of Karhy Davisiand; Craig
Finch are, hard f0 beatrin'faci impossible r0
bear if you ask ihe Senior classrof Nifro-High. '
Kathy and Craig have some prerfy peepersl
and if's no wonder fhe'y were chosen as fhe
Seniors wiih ihe prerfiesf ewyes Kq'ihy is acrive
in girls frock and Craig sings in fhe Concerf
. . Choir, Ail- Couniy Choir and plays fooibail.
Neil Verne y
Muff l oybr
Rodney Sfonesfreef Alfred Taylor
8r. '5 are Snapp y Dressers
The fwo besf dressed people during fhe
4983-4984 school year were Kelvin Puffin and
Angie Kirk. Kelvin and Angie are always sfylish
in fheir dress and fhey projecf an oufword
appearance fhaf is complemenfory fo
themselves. Bofh are active in exfra-curricular
acffvifies here of NHS. Angle is Head Mojoreffe
and Twirler; she sings in fhe Concerf Choir!
All-Counfy Choir, and she plays in fhe bond.
Kelvin 1'5 0 member of me boys frock feam,
These fwo sfudenfs were chosen as the Besf
Dressed Seniors; fhe reason is obvious.
Scott Wells Chrisfy Whife
l I I
Lookin Good in 84
The senior class Chose Rodger Wooten
and Carol Buchanan as the best looking
seniors. Carol certainly proved worthy of this
honor by being chosen as this year's
homecoming queen. Rodger spends his
spare time frequenting. local parties and
taking his lunchtime with compatible friends.
When asked what Carol thought about
being selected she said, "ltm just surprised,
flattered." Unfortunately Rodger couldn't
be reached for comment.
Rodger and Caroi are always groomed
and dressed very well to further improve
" Glenn Wright Karen Zagayko
in my hands I hold today.
in my dreams I hold tomorro w.
In my faith I hold forever.
Alex Worie y
Real talent is a gift, a gift
that few people are biessea
with. Lisa Stark and Jamie
Saunders are two of these
people, and the Senior Class
chase them as the Most Tatent-
ed Seniors. Theres no question
about it; these two students are
truly talented in many ways.
Lisa is a member of Concert,
Ali-County, and All-State Choir.
She plays the piano, flute,
piccolo, Violin, and handbetls.
She was recently awarded the
Japan US. Senate Scholarship
and was a semitinatist in the
Jostents Foundation Scholarship.
Jamie, too, is active in
Concert and All-County Choir.
He also is the piano accompanist
for the "Expressibns," Nitro's
show choir. Jamie is in the band
where he plays the saxophone. -
Upper Ielf: Bob is surprised to have
hIs picture taken.
Upper rlahr: Boy George has some
Middle lair: Bier! seems to be
enjoying the food of Formal.
Middle right: Some seniors even
associated with underclassmenl
Mike Burnsworfh lakes 0 break.
Roger and Ronnie goof off In the
juniors are half: way There
an'ors 9 now halfway
Ident. Sieve Hawkins, vice-
Iresidenf, and Paula Cline,
IarIICIpafing in more worih th e
vases. Homecoming is the firsf
hapfer of Their story but shorfly
Ifferwardsfhey start 1o work
In prom Not an easy 105k
Iecau39 deciding on a place
20nd and Theme, is'hard f0
7ccomplish in such an opinion-
1 Th I
he ciass ,
fenior class in To graduate. By
his fime all juniors are cInxious
Juniors. sIort 10 become In1er-
drIve Towards oIhIeIIc goals,
dnd some even s1or1 10 IhInk
more and more obou1 college.
oCcdemicS 1 Is year we have:
Tim Null, who was 1he quo'rIer
back for the foofbcII team,
JImmy RIggIemon who showed 2
signs of Improvemen'r 1o Iedd "
NITro' In baseball nexI year; Chris
Krieps who come back from an
Injury 10 pon on 1he varsity
I b II D
'In'g Iuhners fo r cross counIry.
and Amy SIempIe Is on her way
10 being VcIedIcIorIon for her
Class of i 985
Darin and stove show how'1he classes me.u
$1 Mollentpsdownfs 11$ meIso
m6: IunIor chm IIoaI Is puIIed through the parade.
The Aniagonisi of The siory.
Eric McClanohon takes Nme om of lunch to smile at a camera
Tum! Bunord wan: to glve a blg hug to cameraman Steve Gerkln.
Above - Steve Toney frowns cs fhe Seniors beat The Junlors In Mountaineer
Top - left - Tammy Sayre enjoys last year's Nltronlan.
Beslda - Jeff Tlent and friend enjoy walklng fogefher.
Wayne Harm n
Shelly Mo sh
Sanlor Klm Parker
between Junlors Robln Fisher
and Stacy Mailed.
Junlom Jamla Hemme, Valerle Hill,
Sharon Voung. J ff Bllllngs. Chlp
Uang. Mlssy Thomas. Lorl Brokow.
Doug Lewis, Tammy Burford have
fun a? Mountaineer Olympics.
Hubemls Koehler and Kazuml enjoy ilme off horn schoo! work.
Scot? Summe 5
A gle Terry
Bobby Tho nTon
1k 0r v07.
Tlm Owens and Stacey Melleet have fun for Clyde Young
less than fen calorles. Sharon Young
Teresa Hunter Is filled wlth excltement at the Mountaineer Olympics
The Sophomore Casis of
he sophomores ore jusf begin-
; their sfory of Nifro i-Iigh
700i. They picked as rheir class
cers: Scoff- Arthur, president
is Vadaia, vice-presiden f, , and
nie BIackhursf, secrefary-
ophomores do nof do very
ch in fheir firsf year of high
Iool. They parficipofe I'n
necoming, junior varsify sporfs,
unraineer Olympics, and this is
year to geiL your drives
me. The sophomores begin fo
. fogefher fowards rhe middie
fhe year when fhey finally
:epf fhe blend of fwo differenf-
br highs. Their first year here, is
'inly f0 adjusf f0 high school 'life'
:ause very liffle responsibilify is,
'ced on fhemv due fo fhe need
excel in scholasticsmore fhon .
esponsibie jobs. Bur, of coarse
Ire are fhe few yer proud who
ophomores sfarflng OLIf
'fhis firsf year begin fo show .
fheir abiiify such as, fhis year
Greg Adkins did play center for
.fhe football feam: Melanie
Douglas won firsf place in fhe
Social Sfudies fair and was
chosen for fhe Wm. Randolf
Hursf award. John Carney, relay
runner, is showing some excep-
tional signs for nexf year Lora
Hedrick led the girl's baskefball
feam wirh me most points. Brian
McCoy is an ouisfanding arfisf
and is on his way fo a successful
career in art. Jill McClanahan
promises to be fhe fop sfudeni I
academically by her senior
As the year closes, man y look
forward fo meeting fhe many
challenges in their junior year
buf most of all They look
forward f0 ending the first
chapfer in their long, yet so ,
saphomores oooedy decorate their car.
7 Ahnette Hill poses for a Hauoween plcfdre.
'Koml Blackhum smlles for c Homecomlng candid.
Todd Bailey and Kamj Blackhurst represent the sophomores.
. Todd Bauey Idlmcts a warm for Biology disgustingly.
w w W
Dee Dee Holmes
V w A
Scott Burgess studles hard.
I O I I I I I
Paul Lee I: left out In the cold.
Patricia M chell
S udents At Nitro
Are Having Fun
What does belng a student here at
Nltro ngh School mean to you? nght
now, you probably can't think of
anything reol great to say, but when
It comes tlme to graduate, you will
have many fond memories of old
You grow frlendly wlth all those
around you and you find It hard to
leave all your chlldhood friends, and
be pushed out Into the world of the
All the Senlors surely have many
memorable moments that have oc-
curred ln thelr years at Nltro. And that
goes for Junlors ond Sophomores as
well. Besldes learning at high school,
you meet dlfferent people, and do
different octlvlties. You probably had
your flrst cor date In hlgh school, first
romance, and flrst reallzotion that you
were growing up and had to let go
of all the chlldhood thlngs of Junior high
school. It's all Just a preparation for the
But If you really thlnk about it, all the
students blend together to make the
student body. After all, we all cheer
for the some team at football games.
go to the some dances. Seniors,
Junlors, ond Sophomores even have
some classes together.
Even though the Senlors will be sad
to leave and go their separate ways,
they need to spread their wings, and
go on to blgger and better thlngs
owoitlng them In the "real world".
Junlors will be extremely pleased to
take the Senlors' places at the top of
the totem pole. Sophomores should
be thrllled to be no longer at the
bottom of the barrel.
So here's to next yearl Good luck
and congratulotlons to all the
graduating Senlors. As for the rest Get
Junlors ond Sophomoresy keep up the
good work and school spirit.
NoThing in This world can funcTion
compieTeiy wiThouT some form of moTivo-
Tion. All of The chorocTers involved in our
sTory are moTiched in some way or
cnoTher. The foculTy plays The key role of
moTichion Ground NiTro High School. The
moTivaTion is a necessary ingredienT in
developing The ploT as well as The
choracTers in o sTory.
MoTivoTion Takes place in many
differenT ways, wheTher iT's a Teacher
screaming QT c sTudenT or The yelling and
cries of a coach 0T his oThleTe. All of us
have found ourselves IifTed up inTo acTion
for a goal or accomplishment WiThouT The
moTivaTion of NiTro's foculTy from year To
year, This would be a sTory wiThouT an
upper right - Mrs. WaTTs Taking on some raTher unusual responsibilities
of a Teacher.
tar right - Mr. McCianahcn congratulating Karen Zagcyko.
right - Melonne PenningTon iusT bubbling with excitement,
above - Gene excited aT meeting Dolly PorTon. unforTunuTeiy she was
Just a look alike.
upper Ian comer - Mr. Wilkes keeps an eye on his students.
upper left center - Coach Cyrus dlscusslng s'rrotedgy with ofhlefe
top - What has Gene been up to?
above Thls NHro pep assembly deflnonfly needs some moflvatlon.
left , N.H.S. kitchen crew.
V 7 The studen s felt that fhls Wou .
,be a proper way to than;
Gene, .who has kept hlltro Hg
15 also he: terms
Upper lo": Mn. Fortnor ls puzziod
Lower Ion: Ms. Laurent teaches with
E ' "can be friends, and this Is whd
7 he likes
He says that q 000:: relation
I. ah exampIe Io hVewon ,I .
Fwdnfs; I6 00 Into the IleId of. '-
. . ;;educhIon. ThIs Is because sheE
g ., Is dedlcated Io WoIkIng wIIh
Students as she' Is wIIh otheI
Who Is Mrs. DIck Iooklna for?
Ms. Booauo Is "hIp" on HlppIe Dav.
This year, a new teacher
can be found at NHS. Her
name Is Melanne Penning-
ton. She Is a former
graduate from Nltro ngh,
where she was very actlve
In school-related actlvltles.
Whlle she was a student
here. Melanne was Head
Majorette, played oboe In
the NHs Wlldcat Band.
worked on the Prom com.
mlttee, was a member of
Natlonal Honor Soclety. and
was Vlcepresldent tor Fu-
ture Buslness Leaders at
Amerlca. She Is now the
sponsor of the NHS Major-
When asked why she
wanted to be a teacher,
Melanne sald that she has
always wanted to help klds
teel good about them-
selves. So through teach-
lng, she can make students
teel good about them-
selves and their educatlon
at the same tlme. And when
she speaks of her students
here at Nltro, she ls comple
tely enthuslasllc. "They're
areal." she says. "and they
have more manners and
enthuslasm than most other
klds that I've taught."
Besldes teachlng, Mel-
anne enjoys dancing, swlm-
mlng, and slnglng. She also
llkes wrestllng and Is a ton
of the West Vlrglnla Unlversl-
ty football team. And when
she has tlme. she can be
found competlng In local
and slatewlde beauty
Melanne says that she
especlally enjoys teachlno
here at Nltro Hloh. because
belng back In her old hlgh
school brlngs back many
speclal memorles. She also
adds that she would llke to
see as many people In-
volved In school actlvltles
as posslble, so they can
have as many good
memorles as she does.
So when you see Ms.
Pennlngton In the hall. don't
thlnk ot her as "Just another
teacher." She Is Indeed, a
teacher, but she was also
once a student at NHS. so
she knows what all of us
students at Nltro are 00an
Upper right: Mrs. Cutllp ls hard at
Near rloht: Coach Carney doesn't
seem to enjoy oraalnc tests.
Lower rlcht: Mrs. Gllllan and Mrs.
Norman take tlme to talk.
Near rloht: Mlss Pennlnqton breathes
a sloh ol rellet.
Like most students, In
most schools, the students
at Nttro hlgh have teachers
that they consider to be
their tavorltes. When asked
who thelr tavorlte was. and
why. many students gave
their honest and often
blzarre oplnlons. Here are
some of them.
"Mlss Roberts. because
she's a nlce lady." - Troy
Francisco. "Mrs. Gllllan,
because she's talr." - Klm
Moss. Steve Slmmons, and
Stephanie Baldwln. "Mr.
McMIIIIan. because he
dares to be dltterent." -Btett
Ptost. "Mr. Wllkes. because
he seems more Ilke a
human belng than a
teacher." - Jamle Saunders.
"Ms. Roberts, because
she's easy to get along
with." - Matt Layne and
Katle Perklns. "Mlss Ranson.
because I Ilke the way she
teaches." - Ginger Hard-
wlck. "Mlss Hayhurst.
because her classes aren't
borlng." - Davld Auer. "Mr.
Wood, for obvious rea-
sons." - Tlm chks. "Mrs.
Kuryla, because she's un-
derstanding." - Chrtsty Whlte
and Davld ngglnbotham.
"Mrs. Norman, because
she's fun, cool, and under-
standlng." - Kelly Covert
and Sherry Frame. "Mrs.
Peters. because she's very
protesslonal, and always
has a nlce appearance." -
Chip Urllng. "Mrs. Gllltan
because she glves students
a chance to volce thelr
oplnlons." - Robln Westlund.
"Mlss Hardman because
she has a good sense of
humor." - thk Hanson. "Mrs.
Mcclanahan because she's
nlce. and her class ls
tun." - Amy Heater. Mara
Santmyer, and Kelly Nassar.
"Mr. Wood because he's
tunny" - Katrina Whltten.
These are Just some of the
students' oplnlons, but It
proves that most students
have a tavorlte teacher.
even though many won't
say. Thlg goes to show that
klds do, ganslder teachers
to be people too.
Upper left: Ms. Roberts adds the tlnal
Near rtoht: Mr. Wood enloys his spare
Lower Iett: Mrs. Peters Is caught deep
Near left: Mr. Mchlllan explalns an
assignment to hls students.
Top: Coach Vance watches the
Middle: Mrs. Bonnet? taps away a?
Bottom: Mrs. Wllmoth Is a resldent
counselor of NHS.
Miss ROBDrfs says sh e has
fwo blrds one of Whlch Is a
qrrotnam'ed Ch; ,gShe says
Speaking of birds; .
McClanahan's' pets Include
Ewe white ducks named Duay
Carma Peteris' : j
Most students at Nitro High have
i oWn little circle of friends.
tier 5 that they can share proba-
ems. secrets and vicier'ies with. And
one would not think that the Students
oulcl consider their teachers 08
Hands: also; But many kids at-NHS do.
hey see their tegchers as people.
ind not just as machines pro-
-rammecl tq beat intelligence into
our heads. Not only the teachers, but
he entire faculty staff is willing to
isten to students' problems and
opinions. That is, it the students will
ome to them.
Also. there are many rooms,
here students "congregate" at
unch, to 'be With, their best friends
and tavorlteteachers. By doing this,
tudents can talk with teachers
outside of 7 class, in an informal
nvlronment. For example, some
tudents meet in Mrs. Sepko's room,
ids even feel comfortable enough
lth Mrs. Sepko to call her Cathy.
. nether popular meeting place is Mr.
ilkes' room. Students go there to
eceive help from Mr. Wilkes, on
ath or other home work from his or
rom other classes.
very'day at noon. Many of these -
olay games on the computers or
Top: Mrs Hudson woncs in the Bottoths.Helstead sharesolaugh.
counselors attics. . , with, aimdont.
lop: Ms. Watts helps a student In the
Middle: Some teachers relax during
the week before school opens.
Bottom: Ms, Hordmcn gets ready let
her New Year.
AIThough The ploT in our sTory is
ocTioned packed, There are Times when
all of The chorocTers Tend To have Their
own inner conflicTs. These conflicTs plague
each and every chorocTer from day To
day. WiThouT The conflicTs we face we
would never be able To moTure and grow
To move on To bigger and beTTer horizons.
When we Talk obouT inner conflicTs,
we of course mean The academics.
WiThouT This, The viToI porT of on
educoTion, There would be no need for
This sTory or iTs ploT. As much as we may
dreod These conflicTs, They help To
prepare us for The world ouTside The walls
of NiTro High School.
Upper light - Babette Rofella, John CarpenTer and Cathy Noncorrow
show whaT Ideal arT sTudenTs should look llke.
Far ugh! - Danny Kemer models hls lmpresslon of The "Thinker".
Right - Cathy Lockhan cumming for an upcomlng Test.
Above - Blll Krankomann Turned camera shy.
upper lo" - N.H.S. students between classes. upper right - Priscilla and
Karen war a hard day.
Len - Tony Colllzzl turning computer wlz.
Above - Finally catching a breath between classes.
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f0 othe'r schools as well as pariimpafe in the Kth'
has been 6 ieocher of Niirfo High S6hobl for. Twenty eig
. and has don6 6 terrific job in leading 1h :Choir's
" . Nliro s phyrIical educofion program is ' "
ihree teachers ihqi teach gym, They are. Ju
a grade, you;. d6n'i dress and participate 'y6u d6
fbr ihct day.
The circuit plays on important role in $h6 gym
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off: Rob. Hickman programs computers.
mum pdqu-Marks qefs some printing advice from David Fisher.
gym; Jim Fmepersger tries prqgrdm, '
Top. W W! receive!
to test questiohs, ond'parflcpafed in classmom diScussioas,
' n mgny English cjcsses Mrs
bsfen Tiffbny Robe rts Bnu
Rose Cooley, , ' .D 9
Dr. Sean Alvis, Brian Pd'rc ef1,Scoh; Summers, Melanie Do gins. .7
The area of sporTs is a prime breeding ground
for conflicT - boTh menTal and physical. In llTeroTure
Three sources of confiicT are defined: man vs.
himself, man vs. man, and man vs. ncTure. In sporTs
These some sources of confiicT arise over and over
Probably The mosi dominanT confiicT in sporTs
ls man vs. himself. In any Type of aThleTic
compeTlTIon There musT be a wIIIingness To work
To achieve, a wilIingness To win. The individual musT
seT himself To The Task he has chosen, or in This
case, The sporT, aiThough QT Times H is difficuIT To
do so. Refusing To give up in This way is called
dedicaTion, and H is The mark of a winner. An
example of such dedicoTion can be found in The
sporTs of cross counTry and Track, where
deTerminoTion and griT are a definiTe musT.
Man vs. man is also a Chief coanicT in many
sporTs, and This can mean boTh menToI and
physical conflicT. In sporTs such as fooTbolI 0nd
wresTling boTh skill and bruTe physical sTrengTh are
applied In oTTempTlng To defeoT one's opponenT.
In mosT cases ii is a direcT. one-on-one
confronTaTion, ciThough fooTbaIl also relies on
Team efforT, Tennis. like wresTIing, is a one-on-one
confronToTion, or a Two-on-Two confronTaTion.
Tennis requires no physical conTocT, however, jusT
skill and endurance and The obiliTy To ouTwIT one's
opponenT. Like fooTboII. The sporTs of boskeTboIl,
volleyball and baseball require a Team efforT. Skill
and ogiliTy come inTo play here, as Teams eagerly
piT Themselves agoinsT each oTher To deTermine
which is The beTTer combinoTion of skill and
in many oquoor sporTs, man vs. noTure is a
defiane confiicT. Many sporTs, like fooTboil, cross
counTry and Track. are carried on in spiTe of bad
weoTher condiTions, such as rain, slippery mud and
icy TorrenTs do noT deTer porTicipanTs In These
sporTs, and They baTTIe on. PorTicipoTing in These
sporTs, as well as Those of Tennis and baseball,
ofTen means long hours in The hoT sun, boTh in
procTIce 0nd in games or meeTs. Man vs. naTure
is cerToinIy Cl confiicT when H comes To The oquoor
upper right - Mike FosTer goes for The pin. for rlght - NITro Takes
Their Turn on The field right - Gory Frazier on his way To vicTory.
above - Mike FosTer cuTTlng up neld,
upper left corner - David Auer concentrating on hls game.
upper comer - Bron Purdy prepares 10 sfeal basal
Top - N.H.5. during a "me out 01 the So h Chaneston game.
Above - Waller Hoover deep In though? on the sideline.
L0" The locum" team gets fired up!
Agony of conflict begins
Cats overcome mental adds
The 1983-84 Wildcat Foot-
ball Season secured 6
victories to insure their best
record since 4972. The
Wildcats were underrated
at the beginning at the
season. but at the end of
the season were recog-
nized as a force in the KVC.
Included were wins over
arch-rlval Poca, a last
second win over St. Albans,
and a triumph over de
tending state champions
George Washington which
broke the Laldley Field jinx.
The jlnx being that Nltro
could only not win, but
could not even score a
point for three whole years
on the carpeted disaster
known as Laldley Fleld.
Captains Mike Foster and Leo Wlthrow got
ready tor the coin ran.
This season's team was
led by junior quarterback
Timmy Null whose main
objective was to hand the
bail to one of his fleet-
footed running backs by
the names of Mike Foster
and Gary Frazier. Foster
compiled over 1300 yards
which earned him AII-State
second team. Other out-
standing players were Billy
"Boom Boom" Eggleston
and Lee Wlthrow. Eggleston
led the state with a record
7 field goals and made first
team AII-State. What Lee
Withrow lacked In size he
made up with aggressive
ness. Lee terrorized many
KVC players all year long
and made All KVC.
Defense gets set to explode In first game of the season against Hurricane.
Middle loft: Jim Buckalow and Craig Finch anticipate action.
Behind the blocking oi Doug Hall. Mike Foster rum toward the end zone.
ater allly Eggleston puts another one through me uprights.
-uch Vance sends the next play In wlth Brlan Spencer.
Gary FrazIOI baffles opponent on his way to
Todd Franclsco loosens up before the big game.
Below: Mlke Foster breaks out o! u "urns; o! tacklers tor a long gain.
Right Another Wlldcat vlctory Is In "'19 books.
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Above: Junlor O. B. 11m Null rolls out to pan Upper Ion: Wlldcals get
ugalmt 6. w. fired up bolero the Hoover
1;! row Randy Litton, Vlnce Workman. Mike Bumswonh, Todd Francisco,
Gary Frazler. Mlke Foner, Lee WHhrow. Jlm Buckulew, Walter Hoover.
Danny CIendenln. Jen Smith. Craig FInch. Steve Godbey. 2nd row Mgr.
Lance Oabome. Barry Southall. Jen Thaxton, Mlke Matthews. Mark Edens,
Danny Komor, Brian Spencer. John Palmer. Greg Adkins. John Krleps. Jen
Tyler. Jen Harrison. Tlm Halstead. 3rd row Troy Francisco. Aaron White,
Dewayne Wuhan. Tom Isaacs. BIII Eggleston. Joey Pauley. Larry Easter,
Chm Krlops. Ed Casto. Brian Honaker. Dardle wnhrow. Dana Jackson. 4m
row Coach Bernie Carney. Chris Boer. Chuck Woodrum. Chrls Corrnony.
Joel Mocks. Ronnlo Meadows. Tlm Null. Jimmy Warner. Steve Jacoby, Mlke
Blizzard. Chm Manox. Cam Harmon. Steve Stottel, Patrick Carney. Kelly
Carney. 5m row Coach Tom Chaney. Coach Greg Cyrus. Davld
Kennedy, Grog Roberts, John Carney, Danny Balley. Alan Jenklns, John
Gludwoll. Doug Hall, John Adkins, Coach Steve stonel. Coach Larry mop,
Coach Poi Vance. fig; 773$ $.0 ?m 7mm
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-w Junior Chm Krleps. severely Injured during a pass play during the Charleston game. Is token
. local hosplial.
Below: Gum Greg Adklns and 93 Mike Foster
make the detenslve calls during the Hurricane
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Story Doesntt Unfold
Wait till next Year
The Nltro Wlldcats' glrls basket-
ball team never got on track this
year as the team posted a 417
The Lady Cats In thelr four
vlctorles defeated South Charles-
ton twlce and Huntlngton and
Dupont once a plece. Next year
the team should be Improved
wlth five of the top slx players
One of the maln problems wlth
thls year's team was scoring. The
team averaged only 37.3 polnts
a game. 18 polnts less than thelr
The top scorer for the Wlldcats
was Lora Hedrlck. The so
phomore netted a team hloh 108
tleld goals to go along wlth 59
free throws to score 275 polnts,
glvlng her a 13.1 average per
game. Her 55$ free throw accur-
acy rate t59 of 10m also led the
team. Another sophomore tln-
Ished behlnd Hedrlck for team
scorlng honors; Josette Saun-
ders. 9.7 per game average was
just below the maolc ten polnt a
game barrier. She netted 81 tleld
goals and converted 42$ m2
out 10m of her charlty attempts.
Bessle Moore, the only senior on
the startlng flve, contrlbuted 123
polnts. She hlt on 28 out of 56
tree tosses for an even 50
percent. Her average on the
year was 5.9.
98 Front TOW. Jane Elsender. Klm Ersklne. BOOK TOW. Coach Larry MOCMIIIGD. L011 Busch.
Wlldcat Players for the future
took fourth and flfth and slxth
place In scorlng honors, the trlo
of whom are sophomores. Lorl
Busch, a guard, scored 76 polnts.
She only converted 8 out of 22
free throws for 36$. Her scorlng
average on the year was 3.8 a
game. Center. Llsa Costa. and
wlng, Klm Erskine, averaged 2.9
and 2.0 ppg respectively.
The only other player on the
squad thls year was senlor. Jane
Elsender. Jane failed to crack
the scorlng solumn for fourteen
games. However. In the 15th
game. against GW, she collect-
ed a foul shot. However, that was
the only polnt Jane was to score
Wlth all the youth the Cats put
out on the court, Coach Machl
Ian spent a great deal of the
tlme just gettlng the Cats to
execute and play together as a
The team lost lts tlrst two games
of the season. Wlth wlns In two of
the next three games things
appeared to have turned
around. Then the Lady Cats
tumbled to slx straight losses.
They never recovered Ioslng
elght of thelr last ten games.
Includlng the last slx.
Wlth all the talent returnlng tor
the Wlldcats next season. they
could be a force In the state.
Josene Saunders. Llsa Casto. Bessle Moore, Lora Hedrlck.
Sophomore Sharpshooter. Joselte Saunders. skles tor a lump shot as tellow sophomore Lorl Bu
Lorl Caste attempts to outlump a Dunbar opponent for the opening tlp. Nmo untonunalely lost thls
Bessie Moore of the Wlldcms attempts 10 more a rebound In the Dunbar game. Moore was the team's top rebounder.
h MacMnllon Instructs the squad during a brie! break In the action. Ccm auampt to stop Dunbar player during game played on school flmo.
CC Team Cruises On
Finish Third in SToTe
The 4983 Cross eCounTry
season was indeed a success-
ful one. The Team noT only won
The Konowho Volley confer-
ence crown buT The regionols
and The Team even finished
Third in The sToTe.
Coach Jerry DoTson's
charges were led by The senior
duo of Dovld Marks and Marvin
Also copping mony poinTs
were senlor Fred Taylor and
juniors STeve Hawkins, Bucko
O'Leory and Jeff AbsTen.
OTher runners include Jun-
iors, Donold Williams, Bob
ThornTon, ScoTT Borio, ond
sophomores Troy Gibosn, and
Cross-coun'Try is noT as
easy as jogging a Three mile
Trek in The woods. The prepar-
oTion begins in eornesT in early
June. They ofTen prepare by
jogging Ten or so miles all
summer before really prepor-
ing for The seOSOn in early
SepTember when school re-
Turns. ThoT deTerminoTion paid
off when The seasoned Teom
sTorTs. The Team kicked iT inTo
high gear and Trompled The
compeTiTion from sTorT To finish.
Seniors David Marks and
Marvin Smolley conTinued Their
red hoT boTTle from a year ago
and dueled for The firsT ploce
ribbon for The WildcoTs.
As sToTed earlier The Team
copped Third place in The
sToTe meeT . . . however, if you
Toke inTo occounT The focT
ThoT Marks wos vlolenle ill and
finished well under par Then his
normal place, iT becomes
opporenT ThoT The CoTs had
SToTe Championship moTeriol.
WiTh only Three seniors
TolbelT excepTionol seniorsy on
This year's squod The fuTure
looks brighT for The WildcoTs.
The loan lknbors m Their muscle: bolero stoning
another WOO mllo 'I'Ok In "10 WOOdI.
Each Mb" has ml! own DHVG'O mm;
Runners wlnd down after another run Through The woods.
stove Hawkins Me: To qaln on sonlor runner. Marvln Smalloy during The Nmo sponsored run.
e. lo" 10 mm. Coach Jerry Dotson. Donald Williams, Marvin Smalley, Bob Thornton. Jeff Absten,
Dada. stove Hawkins, Davld Marks. Troy Glbson. Fred Taylor. Bucko O'Leary. Mark Hanilng.
s and Smalloy cool down after the race.
1- ' .
Davld Marks and Steve
Upper Ian, David Marks mentally prepares
hlmself for the race.
Above. Marks holding off tunnel on hls way
on first place In the race.
Four runners Ilmber up bslore starting molr
WildCClTS Kick To .500 Season
AT NHS The WildcoTs Took To
The field To play a sporT ThoT is
growing rapidly across The UniT-
ed SToTes. ThoT sporT ls soccer,
and This is The second year for
The sporT oT NHS, even Though
This is The firsT yeor ThoT TT is
ocTually a school supporTed
The WildcoTs played some
greoT games, buT could noT
come up wiTh a winning season.
They sTorTed The season on
The righT fooT by winning Their
firsT Two games. buT ofTer The
fourTh game The CoTs seemed
To lose 0 liTTIe fire by dropping
Their nexT Two games. Finally The
CoTs goT book on The Track and
raised Their record To 5-5 To end
The regular season.
The CoTs wenT on To play in
The Konowho Volley Champion-
ship Playoffs. They Took on easy
vicTory over ChorlesTon CaTholic
by The score of 5-0 in The firsT
round. The Team was shuT
Top Right: Sam Scott shoot: lor Tho steal against
Above: Joe Vlnasi looks on In humanon.
down by GW in The second
game by 0 score of 2-1 and
were ouT of The playoff pic-
The WildcoTs ended The
season wiTh o repuToble 6-6
record. They also placed Two
players on The All-KVC soccer .
Team. The Two senior players
were Jacob HoughT and Kevin
Sloon who had helped The
CoTs ThroughouT The season.
The Team also had The
priviledge of sporTlng a player
from Germany. Hubie Kohler, a
junior foreign exchange
sTudenT from Germany,
played a greoT season as one
of The besT goalies in The KVC.
This year's Team was com-
posed mosle of seniors who
have played club soccer for
several years. NexT year will be
a rebuilding year for The CoTs,
buT many promising players will
Rich? Middle: David Rlchurds shows Rob
Johnson hls klcklno abIIIfy.
Bonom Right: The Cat's Team looks on as They
capture another vlciory.
Kneellnu: Rob Johnson. Dan Jordon. Alex Worley.
Wayne Slaten. Steve Fish. Greg Collzzl. Standlng:
Chris Conner, Man Tabor, Banjo Barkey. Jacob
Haught, Chris Marshall, Tony Collzzl, Kevln Sioan.
Huble Kohler, Jon lsner. Davld Richards, Sam
Scott, Dutch Kuhn.
Below: Hubls stands guard agalnst Hurricane.
Mlddle Left: As Rob Johnson looks on, Sam Soon Bonom Left: David Richards shows Hublo now
shows hls Iancy motwork. to kick the ball.
Middle: Rob Johnson warms up bebte the game. Bonom Right: No. H. Alex Wodey. Mes to
outrace a Hurrlcane player to the ball.
Best Season Ever
The NItro High girl's volley-
ball team was one that didn't
receive as much attention as
It deserved. Consisting of
sixteen members. three of
which were sophomores,
these "Lady Cats" had their
best season ever In 83'-84'.
Not only did they have
their first victory over Dupont,
but they also defeated Dun-
bar twice twhich was a team
they had never beateng
Sandl Hawkins also made
the All-Kanawha Valley
Conference team, a first for
any girl from Nltro.
But even after a fine
season, the girls weren't
finished, as coach Ranson
then led her team to a victory
over Barboursville. This was a
great honor, as Barboursville
was the third seeded team in
the regional tournament.
All in all the NHS Girls had
a great season and they
show promise of an even
better season next year.
top left: Kim gets set for the shot.
Above: First team All KVC Sandi Hawkins.
Sherry watches on as Stacy makes the shot.
W A Y
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left to right: Kathy
Klm EIsklne, Lorl
oody. Pam Mlnner.
'Bessle Moore, JosseHe Saunders,
Siacy Finch. Sand! Hawkins. Sherry
Dunn, Kim Maynard and Kim
left: Sandi gets ready to above: Josehe makes the
slum ihe ball. play while Bev prays on.
WresTling is a Tough, grueling
and compeTiTive sporT. WiTh oil
The hours of pracTice and
conTinuous dieTing To work down
To a cerToin weighT class, iT
Takes a very special oThieTe To
sToy wiTh and excel OT wresTling.
The 4983-84 WresTiing Team
did noT do bad This year
considering They only had Three
reTurning seniors on This year's
squad. WiTh mosT of The Team
reTurning nexT year, Coach
STeve SToffel should have on
excellenT Team To work wiTh in
The upcoming season.
The Three seniors who led
The Team This year were Team
copToin and Three year sTcher
Lee WiThrow. Along wiTh Lee
were Jeff SmiTh and Mike FosTer,
top left: Norman tries To our sneak an opponent.
middle right: Lee has his man beat.
above: Mlko Foster gels so? To 00.
lower right: Tom Stuck ls getting The best 0! his
Tar right: Lee WiThrow geTs a hand,
right: Perry gels Into hls stoning position.
boTh reTurning IeTTermen.
The Team senT Two wres-
Tlers To The sToTe TournamenT
This year. These Two wresTiers
were Jeff SmiTh and Mike
FosTer. Jeff compIeTed The
season wiTh on even 5-5
record and Mike finished wiTh
a good 44-8 record. Mike was
also selecTed To firsT Team ail
KVC. The resT of The Team was
eliminaTed in The final rounds of
The regional TournamenTs.
WiTh reTumers Mark Hoeffs,
Clarence LiTTon, Tom STuck,
Norman Williams, Perry Pence
and Don Bailey Coach STofeI is
expecTing a greoT year and
we on The yearbook sporTs
sToff wish him The besT of luck!
Upper left: Left to right kneeling. Mark Hosts.
Clarence Lmon, Tom Stuck and Norman Wllllams.
Standlng: Coach Pat Vance, Jen Smlth. Danny
Balley, Mlke Foster, Perry Pence and Coach Steve
Mlddla left: The coaches ponder a move during
Lower Ion: Lee throw attempts to break free
from an opponent
Mlddle: Mike Foster Is abom '0 be declared lho
Bottom. Tom stuck me: to break tree.
Wildcats Fail to Growl
Season Ends at 5 - 16
The 1983-84 basketball season was
a losing one. The team llnlshed wlth
a 5-16 mark. The Junlordomlnated lost
to st. Albans, 4945 In the tlrst round
of the sectlonal tournament. Flrst-year
head man, Tom Chaney's season
had a few pleaslng moments. Senlor
torward, Chlp Flnch. tolled slxteen
polnts a game and was named thlrd
team aIl-KVC and honorable mentlon
The team was plcked In late
November and proctlced tor four
weeks betore the tlrst games. They
then hlt the floor for three oruellng
months at a two game a week
The team was led by Flnch. lunlors.
Glen Farley, Scott McClure and Brlan
Spencer. Other members of the team
Included senlors, Dovld Marks, Jlm
Freebersyser. and Brett Purdy. Other
members also Include. Junlors Todd
Chllders and Chrls Krleps. Also, junlor
Bucko O'Leary and sophomore Paul
Lee for hall of the season.
The scorlng leader was the ator.
ementloned. Flnch. supported by
Spencer, Farley and McClure. The
top rebounder was Glen Farley
pullan over elght rebounds 0 game.
Scott McClure also rebounded well.
Basketball season ranks as one of
the toughest sports to partlclpote tn.
Basketball players wllllngly glve up all
thelr tree tlme after school. up to
three hours and sometlmes Sundays
Just to partlclpote tn the sport. Thls
does not Include the countless hours
of practlce It takes just to secure a
posltlon on the team. Wlth these
strlngent requlrements It Is hard to
lmaglne a player wantlng to be on
the team. Some players know that
they are going to be the socalled
tbenchwarmers' before the season
starts but they stlll were out there day
after day. practlce alter practlce.
That sort of dogged determlnlsm
seemed to characterlze the 83-84
Wlldcats. Although not blessed wlth
an abundance ol helghth the Cots
stlll played Stonewall Jackson tough,
the number two team In the state,
and rebounded evenly It not better
than thelr opponents. However. that
lack of helghth came back to haunt
the cats when thelr zone would be
lobbed over and they would be
torced to play mantoman.
The83-84 season wlll not be remem-
bered tor the record but tor the
dedlcatlon and heart they showed
on the court.
Chns Krleps leap: to get the tip and get the second halt under way.
Scott McClure attempts to get the tip from an opponent.
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W l M u I . ul ll MLH-um
Above, Junior Brlan Spence! flips In a toul shot during the St. Albans game.
Four Nltro players surround a South Charleston player.
Id Mark: Iau- to goln the tip as Scott McClure 0nd Chlp Finch battle tor posttlon below.
Todd Chlldera lofts a Jumper.
n mxuaun .
u w4u .
Chlp Flnch launches a Jumper from the corner.
I mt. Manager Lance Oabome. Brian Spencer. Chip Finch, Jlm Buckolew. Chris Krieps. Glen Farley, David Marks. Scon McClure. Todd Chlldors.
Purdv. Jlm Hooborlyser, and Coach Tom Chaney.
Girls Have A GreaT Year
The 4983-84 Girls Track Season
was noT a super year buT was noT a
poor efforT eiTher.
The Team sTarTed ouT wiTh many
eager girls ready for The upcoming
meeTs. However, The number dwin-
dled and GT The end of The season
They were less Than Ten girls on The
Team. The girls who held ouT all season
were Sarah DaITon, Kim Erskin, Lena
Taylor, Sheila Adkins, KaThy Davis.
Bessie Moore and Sherry Dunn.
The Team ran in several meeTs as
a Team inciuding The NiTro inviTaTion:
The GazeTTe Relays and The Regionais.
Some of The Team even quaiified for
The sTaTes. Bessie Moore was a
sensaTlon In The 400 meTer and The
800 meTer. She won The regionals in
boTh races and easily qualified for The
sTaTe meeT. She was also a member
of The relay Team which enTered The
The coach of This years Team was
Greg Cyrus. He also coaches The boys'
Team and did' a fine job wiTh The girls.
The girls, This year, had one of The
finesT years They ever had, wiTh The
number of members They had, iT really
was a good year.
KaThy Davis and Sarah DalTon
were also Three year runners. DaITon
ran The 1600 meTer and Davis was
known for her skills on The hurdles and
In The sTaTe meeT The girls scored
M poinTs and Tied for MTh. Bessie
Moore finished Third in The 800. The
4X400 finished 4Th.
Bessie has had a gem season In girls Track.
The Relay Team also ran well This season.
Sherry and Bessie Take Time To clown around before a
Kim prepares To begln her race.
Bock: Sarah Dalton m Ersklnl Lena Taylor,
Shlela Adklns. Fro Kathy Davis, Bessle
Moore, Sherry Dunn.
Kim looks Ilka she's ready to go,
?he team enjoys the "sweet smell of
Leno and Sarah don't seem very pleased
about their meef.
The team beglns their dolly run.
Sarah waits for time to leave for Regionols.
Wildcats Take KVC Crown
The Wlldcat Baseball Team repeat-
ed agaln thls year as the regular
season KVC champs even though the
team had suffered the loss of many
valuable players because of gradua-
tlon. These places were tllled by ten
new people, Includlng st Sophomores.
The season got off to a great start
for the Wlldcats and contlnued In that
tashlon throughout the season. They
played many hard notched teams, but
came through In the end to complete
the regular season wlth a 144 record.
Two of the more echtIng games ot
the regular season came agalnst
Herbert Hoover and South Charleston.
They captured the regualr season
crown by knocklng ott hard tlghtlng
South Charleston. The vlctory came
when Nltro took a 74 lead to end the
game. South Charleston revenged the
Senlor Chip FInch MOO! wlth the Umplre's Cull.
Catvln Fttdloy mum: to new IleId otter maklng a
Coach Camoy and Jo" Harmon took on to
Senlor Stove Gendn say: we get It new guy;
Shomop Jlrnmv tholoman II ready to play.
Coach Carney talks to the team alter the game.
test the next day deteatlng the Cats
by a score at 02.
The Cats had help wlth thelr
vlctorles from the hIttIno and pltchlng
departments. Thelr hlttlng gave the
Cats at least nlne of their fourteen
vlctorles havlng to come from behlnd
In all of those games. The pltchlng tor
the team thIs year was on par with
Senlor Brett Purdy leadlng the pltch-
lno staff In many departments.
Another tlame thrower tor the Cats
was Senlor Steve Gerktn who has a
two year comblned record at 8-0.
Two other Senlors. Chlpper Flnch
at thlrd base and Fred Taylor In
center tleld, have also contrlbuted to
the Cat's tleIdIng. Chlpper has also
greatly helped the team by battIng
at .500 average.
vt, . S
Doug Lewis brags about his hli.
Breri Purdy does his famous beIIy-fiop slide into firs?
base To avoid being tagged.
Greg Adklns ls ready for the next play a? first
Brett fakes a breather at first after a bun? single.
Coach Hmchlnson eyes c: perspective pioyi
Steve gets set to ihrow his famous flui'rerboll.
Calvin readies himseil for octlon In the ouffleidi
From Row: Doug Lewis. Colvln Frldley. Fred Taylor.
Jeff Bllllngs, Jeff Harrlson, Goren Evans. Second Row;
Chipper Flnch. Perry Pence, Ron Meadows, Rlck
Slater. Mark Allison Jlm nggleman. Third Row:
Coach Hufchlnson. Bren? McClonchon, Steve
Gerklns, Greg Adklns. BreH Purdy. Coach Carney
Above - Junlor catcher Doug Lewis gets set to
make fhe tog.
Middle - Nltro High School baseball team getting
set for action.
BoHom left - Senlor Brett Purdy lays down The
perfect sacrlflce bunt
Bottom rlahi . Junlor Ronnie Meadows ls set to
knock In an Important run.
e Nltro HIgh Wildcat
ball team ended the regular
on wIth a 143 record. In the
tonal tournament, the Cats had
-et by tough competitors St.
ons and South Charleston
e. The Cats defeated St.
-ns In the first game by a score
7-1. In the double-elimlnation
nament. Nltro had to beat
h Charleston thce to gain the
n. In the flrst game versus
h Charleston. the Cats pulled
a 3-2 vlctory. In the second and
lslve game. It was not as close.
game had a tlnaI score of 94.
thIs vlctory, the Cats won the
Ion 2 SectIon 4 title for an
recedented thlrd consecutlve
In Nltro Wildcat hlstory.
the regional tourney, the Cats
9 to face a tough Charleston
club. It was the second tlme In
many years that Nltro faced
rleston In the flrst game of the
Ional 2 tournament. The Cats
oe tast work of the Mountain
s, beatlng them 7-2 at Watt
t twwzwzr .7
ts End In Regionals
Powell Park. The tlnaI game put
Nltro Into the top 8 In the state.
The Cats played Huntlngton East.
a baseball dynasty In the state.
The game was In Hunttngton. and
It was a long trIp. The Cats lost
54 In the Reglon 2 fInaIs. The Cats
184 record gave them an 821;
wlnnlng percentage. the best In
WIIdcat baseball hlstory. It was
the 14th wlnnIng season In a row
for Nltro Baseball. They also had
a reord 13 consecutlve wlns in
the mlddle of the season.
The Cats also had a good
season on the three All-
Conference teams. On the third
team was sophomore pltcher
Jeff Harrlson m, SenIor CaIvIn
Frldley son and junlor Doug
LewIs sq were on the second
team. The Cats placed four
players on the flrst team. They
were: SenIor Jon "Chlp" Finch
Gm, senlor Brett Purdy m, Senior
Steve Gerkln m, and Junior Jim
Top mlddle - Senior Steve Gerkln returns to flrst
after Iaclng a sIngIe.
Top right - Sophomore Jeff Harrison gets the stgn
from Coach Carney.
MIddIe left - Coach Carney mulling over the
Above - After a stolen base attempt and foul,
Doug LewIs trots detectedly back to flrst
MIddte rloht 4 Sophomore Greg Adklns Is ready
for action at flrst base.
Bottom left - The Cats are set for action In a
sectional game at Blackwell Fletd,
Track Team Wins Regional
The NHS Track Team had a good
season this year finishing in the top ten
of every meet except for the Capital
City Ciassic where they finished
David Marks was undefeated in
the 1600 throughout the year. He
flnished tst In the State Meet breaking
the school record and the state
record with a time of 4:18.43. The old
record was 4:19.50. David also broke
the school record in the 800 with a
time of 4:565. He finished a respect-
able fourth in this event in the state
meet with a time of 4:57.24. in the
Regionals he finished first in both of
these events as well as capturing a
third place In the 400. David was also
a member of the two mlle relay time
that broke the school record with a
time of 8:07. Other members of this
team were Jeff Absten, Bucko
top nght: High Jumper Todd Francisco adds spring
to his shoes.
above: Mlke Foster streaks towards the finish Ilne.
middle right: Marvln and David set the pace.
bottom left: Marvin gets ready to make a move.
bottom right: Mlke Foster Jumps out to a quick start.
O'Leary, and Mark Lochbihler.
Another member of the team who
contributed in the 3200 was Marvin
Smalley. He won the race in the
Regionais and finished 6th in the State
Meet with a time of 10.00.59.
The winner of the Most Improved
Award went to Jeff Absten, a junior.
Jeff's times improved throughout the
year. He stayed on Mark's heels through
many of the races and should return
even stronger next year. Other strong
performances were turned in by Dana
Jackson in the pole vault and the
hurdles. Todd Francisco in the high jump,
-and Bob Whaley in the short distances.
Every meet saw winners from the Relay
teams. The team all placed in the
Regionals helping to defeat St. Albans
for the first time in 19 years.
A L K W
WI x l- K W A Y
m: noon: :;
Flrst Row: Bucko O'Leary. Alon Jenklns, Doug Hall, Fred
McClonahcn, Todd Francisco. Second Row: Mark
Horfllng, Bobby Woyley. Scott Borlo. Dona Jackson. Thlrd
Row: John Carney. Troy Gibson. Norman Wllliams. Fourth
Row: Mike Foster, Coach Greg Cyrus. Mark Lochbller. not
pictured: David Marks, Donald Wlllloms. Gory Frazier.
Marvin Smalley, Jen Absfen.
middle ls": Todd prepares for take off.
middle rlght: Gary looks relieved that practice Is over.
bottom rlaht: Bobby and Norman pkxy It cool In from of
bottom left: Marvin and Mark get set for the start.
Mark Hamlno and Marvln Smalley get ready for The
Marvin on the move.
Hartllnq approaches the flnlsh Ilne.
Nltro's own verslon of on Oreo Cookie: Bob
Wholev, Todd Fronclsco. and Norman Wlllloms.
Jen Absten and Davld Marks fake a breather.
David Marks accepts the first place medal for the
1600 at me State meet
Gary Frculer runs ms leg of the AXAOO relay. Mike Foster Is on his way to the stoning line,
The 4x400 relay team at the Gozzetfe Relays
Jo" Abstan shows his Improvement In the 4600 a? me State Meet
David crosses the finish Ilne first again. Momce - Todd Franclsco waits to go To me 149
Coach Jerry Dofson and David have come a long Regionols.
way slnce Junlor high
Cats See Changes
The Nltro ngh School Boy's
Tennis Team went through a lot
of changes this year. One of
those changes was a new
coach. Mrs. Sepko had to quit
coaching so Charlie Moses
finally agreed to take over the
team. Though the team did not
have a good season com-
pared to some of the past
ones, Mr. Moses did a fine job
of keeping the team together
splrlt wlse and physically.
The team also went through
some player changes. Last
year's number one moved to
another sport and two of the
players had to quit because of
Some brlght spots in the 63
WA LKWA t l'
above right: Hublo shows all hls
above: Tom coolly awalts the
mlddle right: Hublo Koohler,
Scott Homan. Mike Bumsworm,
Tony CollzzJ. Torn Hopklns, sec.
row: Shannon Whapplos. Scott
Summers. Davld Auor. Greg
Collzzl. thlrd row: Jacob
Haught. Doug Grow. Sandl
Taylor. top: Coach Charlle
lar right: Grog shows hls spec
naht: Scott and Greg take a
season were number five and
six singles, Scott Summers and
Greg Colizzi. Scott went 8-1
and Greg went 41.
Tony Colizzi, Greg Colizzi,
and Scott Summers were all
reglonal runner ups and
qualified for the state tour
naments at West Liberty.
Although they didn't go too
far. they should be proud of V' ' '
themselves for representing
Mr. Moses will have four
returners next year and wlll
most likely have a pretty
strong team. Those returners
are Greg Colizzi, Tom Hop-
kins, Scott Summers and Doug
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top left: exchange student Huble Koehler?
top rlom: senlor refurners Tony Collzzl and Davld Auer.
bottom Ian: Tony awalfs the servlce.
Ion: Davld Auer watches 1he ball Intently.
above: Scott plays It cool In the hot sun.
Girls Have Rough Season
The 1983-84 Girls' Tennis there in the first round.
team had a rough time this Ms. Bogcsse, the girls'
year considering they had coach will be havinga pretty
three returning Seniors, Lori good returning team next
Simpson, Sandi Hawkins. and year with starters Jill McCian-
Lisa Dawson. Part of the girls' ohan, Stacy Finch, and Lori
problem was that bad weather Busch. All three girls played
hampered cgreat deal of their singles this year and did a
practice time and kept them finejob. They should do even
from playing at their peak. better next year and hopeful-
Sandl Hawkins helped the ly they will be joined by a
team out by being the runner talented group oi new-
up in the regional tournament comers. This year's team
and making It to the state finished 46.
tournament although she lost
Doubles team. Sandi Hawkins and Lisa
Dawson make a good pair for girls tennis
Stacey Finch and Jill McClanahon,
sophomores, pair up for tennis doubles.
Girls Wildcat Tennis Team 1983-84
season: Top - Lori Busch, Stacey Finch. Jlli
McClanohan. Bottom - Lori Simpson. Paula
Thompson, Lisa Dawson, Sandi Hawkins.
Senior Members 0. to ID - Lori Simpson,
Paula Thompson, Lisa Dawson. Sandi
Sandl Hawklns. reqlonal runner-up represented
mm In the state Tennis match,
Stacevs In "Love" with fennls
Wildcat Tennis Team lnslde and out.
John Nesfer flashes hls famous smlle
Sonlor Mark Lochblhlor
Calvin Frldley appears calm In 'rhls shot
Sargent smtlos for the lens Sophomore Mark Attlson Rick Slater
Golf Team Holes Out
The NHS golf team had a decent team this year. The team played
II and placed nlcely In all of their events.
The Golf Squad consists of five regulars who are seeded naturally
one to tlve. The other members have to defeat the t'top five"
ey want to appear In any matches. This year most of the second
um could not beat any of the top five and therefore a major portion
he team falled to gott In any of the sanctioned meets. although
y dld get plenty of free golf at the practice sessions.
The top five. In no partloular order, were all seniors. Troy Sargent,
n Nester. Mark Lochblhler, Bill MIIIer, and Calvin Frldtey. Sophomore
Long also alternated somewhat at the fifth position. The rest of
team consisted of thky Slater, Mark Allison, Todd Bailey, Jeff
nos, Chrls Vadela, and Shannon Whaples.
The team played their matches this year at area clubs such as
epy Hollow, Meadow Brook, and Scarlet Oaks. These courses are
oh and requlred expert oolfmanship tor the high school golfer.
John Nester was Medalist three times. Mark Lochbihler twice. and
Miller received the honor one tlme.
This years team was senior dominated. The top five players all
The team. at the tough Sandy Brae course for the regionals
shed a good thlrd. John Nester shot the low score for the
moment thIe Bill Miller and Mark Lochbihler also shot well.
wever, the team barely finished out of a spot where they could
a played tn the state tournament.
I Mtddte left. Lott to right: Front row Troy
Sargent, John Nester, Rick Slater. a
Four-Wood, Mark Lochblhler, Calvin
Frldtey. Blll Mlller. Back Row, Mark Allison,
Chrls Vodela, Shannon Whaples. Jeff
Long. Jeff Bltttngs and Todd Baltey
Lift Chrls Vadella
The acTion in every novel is on
imporTonT parT in making The pIoT of The
sTory more inTeresTing. As for This sTory in
porTicuicr The acTion is made up of HS
clubs and oTher organizaTions. WiTh clubs
and groups ranging from Pascal's Rascals
To The Explorers, NiTro is filled wiTh exTro
curricular acTiviTies To add ocTion To This
All of These organionions keep our
sTory 0T 0 fosT moving pace wiTh
exciTemenT and odvenTure. All of The
chcrccTers involved in This ocTion ore
consTonTiy on The move ThroughouT The
sTory. WiThouT The ocTion There would be
obsoiuTely no enjoymenT in The pIoT.
Uppef rich! . Mr. McClonchon rewarding honor sTudenT Jim
Above: Our cheerleaders prepare for The game.
Len: STudenTs share responsibilities as Honor SocieTy members.
'!!3.'; w 2:
5fjh. ' d:
Uppar Ian comer - Dovld nggenbotham and Dch Patten prepare
to "plg out" of honor socle1y dinner.
upper rloht corner. Tlm chks helps set up.
top - N.H.S. Malorehes lead The bond at Homecoming.
above Mlssy Thomas practlclng wlth the N.H.S. Mojoreffes.
left - Our marchlng bond durlng action
for us all
I 3:- ' V ' ' fl I
Aletate Chorus - Murphy4 Scott Stimson. Felecia Dukes, Jamie Saunders! Dorln Dofson, and Lisa Stork - slng at the Spdr
Jolt sing! a solo a? a concert. The choir mung: fhelr concert by slnglng Friends by Mlchoel W. Smith
The Niko High AIl-County Chorus members pose for a picture. Falecla Dukes directs a number.
The NiTro High School
hoir is made up of 0 very
rge group of people who
ork hard To please The
dience wiTh Their singing.
eir performances begin in
pTember and conTinue unTiI
hool is ouT. In November,
9 show choir performed 0T
ing Sing in CharlesTon.
Many members received
any honors This year. ForTy-
0 members were chosen
r All-CounTy Chorus. Six
embers - PoTricc Murphy,
oTT STimson, Felecia Dukes,
nmie Saunders, and Lisa
ark, 0nd Darin DoTson -
ere chosen for AII-SToTe
NHS Choir Sings WiTh GUSTO
The show choir, oTherwise
known as Expressions, per-
formed 0T churches, schools,
and many oTher evenTs. They
gave a ChrisTmos concerT for
The sTudenTs GT NiTro High
School. A spring concerT was
given for The communiTy.
The choir, unlike mosT
clubs, is always working,
pracTicing, rehearsing, and
always preparing To perform
flawlessly. All The hard work
pays off, Though, when The
choir sees The smiles from The
audience char 0 concerT
and hears The praises from
Mrs. McGucken, The direcTor.
The nexT morning 0T school.
abcla. SCOTT, Walter. and Trish sing sotos. with much feeling.
Trish Murphy slngs a solo.
Mary Fauber sings We Shall Behold Him.
The choir sings with The help
of Mrs. McGucken and some
Mrs. McGucken falls The
cholr how long To hold The
Tho Expressions concen-
trate on doing their best for
Expressions give all their
looks to the audience.
Lori Mllior and Rick Hanson
give It their oil,
m Row: Mike Bumwonh, A"
Bobby Myron. Walter
Hoover; 2nd Row: Steve
Simmons. Jamie Saunders.
Stephanie Baldwin. Anglo
Kirk, Kathy Jordon. Patricia
Murphy. Amy Flick. Pam
Johnson, Lori Simpson.
Sandy Taylor: 3rd Row:
Stove Tonoy. Scott stimpson
4th Row: John Lovoloy. Usa
Shell. Jon Lockhart. Amy
Stompio. Lori Mlllor, Rick
Hanson, Paula Thompson.
Felecia Dukes, Lora Ho
drtck. Gina Maxi. 11m chkn.
Gina Monti: 5th Row: Jame:
Hommy. Elizabeth Johnson,
Tummy Budord, Darin Dot-
son. Craig Finch. Jon Finch,
Shelly Marsh. Doug Grow,
Uta stark. Sherry Prince; 5th
Row: Valorlo I-illl. Eric
McCianahan. John Justice,
Sean Alvin, Eric Douglas, Jeff
chkom. Stove Edwards.
Clayton Blankomhip, Kelly
Expressions Perform for NHS
Nitro High School has a very
special show choir known as
the Expressions. This choir is
made up of members of all of
the choir classes.
To be a member though
requires more than member-
ship in the regular choir.
Students must audition at the
beginning of each school
year. Then Mrs. Delores
McGucken, the director of
both choirs, selects those
students with enough talent
to be considered as c:
member of 0 show choir that
will later compete in state-
Once the choir is selected,
costumes are chosen and
students wait anxiously for the
seamstress to finish theirs. This
year's costumes were very
colorful. The girls were attired
in block skirts with red ruffles,
red comburbuns, white
blouses, and red bow ties.
The guys wore black tux
pants and vests with red bow
While waiting for those
costumes, the choir begins
rehearsing, not only in choir
class, but also at many
afterschool and Sunday of-
ternoon rehearsals. It takes
several rehearsals to learn the
music as well as those in-
tricate dance steps. The choir
coreographs their steps with
the different selections of
Throughout the year, the
choir performs at Swing Sing.
assemblies, choir concerts,
and state concerts.
Ralse your hand If you're sure!
Everyone alvol tho oudlence all thelr smlles.
Expresslons have a good tlme performlng. especially Jeff chkens.
Everyone performs nawlew
Llsa stark and Dunn Dotson
slng fo one another.
Walter Hoovot. Mike Bums-
worrh, and Angle Klrk go for a
brief skofe around the 31099.
Stephanlo and Durln seem
content bm Amy seems a "ma
Cheerleaders Tiffany Roberta. Valerie
Sfalnaker, and Karen Geode are all In
the Spanish club.
Above: A Typlcal foreign language
class. Spanish one, uses The headseis
for a lesson.
Above norm Spanlsh club. first row -
mfony Roberts, Lynn SCOTT. Valerie
STaele, Jeff Dickens, Amy Frlck.
Second row - Robin Fisher, Kelly Miller.
Laura WeoerT. James Cole. Ms.
Roberts, sponsor. Thlrd Tow - Valerie
stalnaker, Glnger Hardwick, Bobby
Myers. Koren Geode. Karen Zoaayko,
Melodie Means. Scot? SNmson.
Right French club. TirsT row - Volene
Steele. LIneTTe Manln. Second row -
Sponsor. Ms. Bryson4 Use Snell. Tam my
Sayre. Missy Thomas. SCOTT Summers.
Kerry Judd. Dana Jackson, Usa Stark.
Thlrd row - Doug Lewis, Jeff Billings,
Kevin Pnllllps. Klm Erskln. Sandy How-
klns, Shannon Bwqer.
Far daht: Sonlor Valerie STeeIe ls
cctlve In boTh French and Spanlsh
Language Clubs Avoilobl:
The foreign language
clubs here of NiTro are
The Spanish club and The
French club. These are
Two popular clubs for
sTudenTs who wonT To
become more involved
wiTh foreign languages.
For The French club
you musT be or have
been previously enrolled
in French. The purpose of
The French club is To
exTend and expand The
use and knowledge of
French. The club is called
"Le Cercle Francois
which means "The
French Circle". The
French club has French
dinners and has had a
bake sale To raise money
for Their club. In po
years, They have he
porTies for grade scho
kids, visiTed nursi
homes, and song Fren
To be in The Sponi
club, you musT be .
have been enrolled
Spanish class. The Spa
ish club had made plo
To Take a Trip To Ne
Mexico and visiT o
orphanage during T
summer, buT were u
oble To do so.
BoTh of These are ve
nice clubs, and if you'
inTeresTed in foreign lo
guoges, you mighT co
sider joining one. T
Science Club VisiTs HospiTol
A popular club here oT NiTro
is The Science Club. RighT now,
They are Trying To re-orgonize
for The coming year. They are
Trying To make The Science
club more inTo science, roTher
Than social, club.
ChrisTmos Time is when The
Science club is mosT involved.
They like To visiT The children's
wards in hospiTois and sing
ChrisTmos carols To The chil-
dren, To cheer Them up.
Ms. LeuronT, The sponsor of
The science club, says They Try
To have a guesT speaker 01
The meeTings, and They 0150
Try To make GT leosT one plcmT
or hospiToI Tour a year.
Any one is allowed To join
The Science club. Even if
you're noT scienTific, you mighT
wonT To check ouT The
Science Club, because some
of iT could rub off on you and
you could learn a IoT more
cbouT science and science
PresenTIy, The Science club
has ThirTy five To forTy
members. If you're really
inTeresTed in science and
are considering a career in
science or any reioTed oc-
cupoTions, you mighT like To
join. Or if you wonT To learn
more obouT science, and
have fun doing so, The
science club is ideal for you.
The science club is plan-
ning for a big year in
eighTy-five, wiTh IoTs 0nd IoTs
of fun ocTiviTies pionned.
Looking back on posT years,
The Science club has been
very involved wiTh ail Those
ocTiviTies, who can geT
bored? Check iT ouT!
Above Ia": Senior Kelly
Llngch Is a member of The
Far Ion: Science club, firsi
row - Koran Zagayko, Mitzi
PorTer, Ms. LeuronT, sponsor.
Second row - Kelly Johnson.
Lisa Knell, Dawn Coleman.
Barbara Stimson. Beiindo
Roizon. John Loveioy. Jen-
nifer Guise. Ginger Hcrdwick.
Robin Fisher. Third row - Lisa
Waidron. Debbie Kerns,
Bobby Myras, Missy Lindsey.
Jenna Dabney, Kelly Llngch.
Julie Shelion, David Higgin-
boThom. ScoTT Weilsi Stefan-
Lon: Junior Lisa Kneii. a
Science club member, has
more Interesis Than Just
For is" below: Science club
members. Jenna Dobney
and Missy Lindsey goof off.
Below Len: Senior Julia Shei-
Ton looks surprised when a
photographer snaps her pic-
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Secretary, Fred Taylor. clowns around as "Clark Kent" President. Jlm Freebersyser. Is also Senior Class President
Front: Jlm Freebarsvser. Bob
Llndmark. Fred Taylor. Doug
Middle: Mr. Wllkes mdvlsoo.
Valerie Steele, Christy Whlfe,
Klm Parker. Rick Hanson. Doug
Lewls. Paula Thompson, Lynn
Scott, Paula Durst.
Top: Paul McCullough, Jeff
Dorsey. Davld Marks. Mark
Lochbnher. Chlp Flnch. Dennls
McNeaIy. Gray Cochran, Rl-
Mr. Wllkes, adviser. explains
somethlng at a meeflng.
Dennis MCNoon Is on his way to a noon meeting.
scal's Rascals Learn
Pascal's Rascals, is one of The lesser
wn clubs OT NHS. BUT This does noT sTop
embers from coming To meeTings or
g ocTive in club ocTiviTies. As a moTTer
fccT, H has some of The mosT
usiasTic members To be found in 0
here 0T NiTro. Perhaps This is because
ol's Rascals was formed for Them, so
They could learn more obouT The
According To Mr. Wilkes, Their advisor,
sTudenT can become 0 "Rascal" as
as he or she is inTeresTed in
puTers and is learning obouT The
puTer. He feels Tth if c sTudenT does
have a compuTer class, The sTudenT
uid be, 0T IeosT, familiar wiTh how 0
npuTer works and how H can be used.
cai's Rascals enable These sTudenTs To
geT ThaT experience ouTside of class.
This year's Rascals basically held
meeTings To discuss nexT year's plans.
These meeTings were held 0T lunch and
presided over by The club presidenT, Jim
Freebersyser, vice-presidenT, Bob Lind-
mork, secreTary, Fred Taylor, and Treo-
surer, Doug Grow. These officers were
elecTed by The club members Themselves.
NexT year's officers have noT yeT been
Even Though This year's club has sold
bioryThms and discussed fuTure plans, Mr.
Wilkes says ThaT nexT year's club plons To
sponsor compuTer compeTiTions beTween
sTudenTs. The main goal of Pascal's
Rascals is To bring kids in and To Teach
Them To use The compuTer as a source of
learning, fun and To enrich Their lives.
Paula Durst Is not only a
maioreTTe for NHS, buT u Rascal
Members of Pascal's Rascals help Their friends of The computer.
A group 0! siudenTs awolT The beginning of a Rascals meetings
Troy waits for osslsfance from
Jlm presldes over a meeTIng.
On Top: Valerl Stalnaker Second row: foany Roberts and Sharon Voung Third row: Ginger Hardw
Klm Parker. and Lynn Scott Botfom row Karen Goods and Stacy Meller'r.
Senlor Lynn Scot? shows Junior Stacy Mailer? how ?0 7
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The cheerleaders pamclpale In the ' 3
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Every Day "
arker elves The crowd The nervous look.
: Tho cheerleaders pose for The camera.
NlTvo cheerleaders give The sTaTe caplTol a llTTle class.
AlThough cheering is a IoT of fun, iT requires
rs and hours of pracTice. The workouTs
oin rlghT afTer TryouTs in May and conTinue
uugh The summer. BuT iT all paid off. The
3-84 cheerleaders have kepT up an
The squad consisTs of eighT girls.
The reTurning varsiTy girls are senior and
-d Karen Goode, senior Lynn SCOTT, and
lor Kim Parker. The girls ThaT were junior
siTy lasT year and now varsiTy are junior
leri STalnaker, junior Tiffany RoberTs, junior
ron Young, junior Ginger Hardwick, and
or STacy MellerT.
Aside from cheering aT fooTball and
keTbalI games and compeTing in The sTaTe
peTiTlon, They aTTend a summer work-
p. The cheerleaders puT on 0 Terrific
ormance aT This summer camp held aT
here were abouT ThirTy varsiTy squads in
arsiTy Reaches For The Top
Their compeTlTlon. The squads were separaTed
lnTo groups and The compeTiTion was done by
eliminaTlon. A blue ribbon was given for The
winning Team ouT of each group and Then a
gold ribbon was given for winning The nexT
eliminaTion. A Trophy was given only To one
squad in each caTegory. Our girls received
noThing less Than blue ribbons.
All TogeTher The NHS cheerleaders won
seven blue ribbons, four gold ribbons and a
Trophy for Their pom pom rouTine.
NoT only was There compeTlTion among
The differenT squads - There was also some
compeTiTion among The girls individually. Karen
Goode was The only girl, ouT of 500 To be
chosen To Try ouT To be a U.C.A. insTrucTor for
The following summer camp. ThaT was quiTe
These girls have done an excellenT job
and will be a hard acT To follow.
The cheerleaders perfected The on or pyramid
Klm gets The crowd fired up.
The J. V. Chunoadora pertorm at a pep rally.
a J. V.'s Cheer
After all the years of wishing,
after all the years of dreaming,
after all the years of practice, it
finally happened. Kerry Judd, Kelly
Miller, Kelly Seacrist, Robin Fisher.
Hamlno ll up In front of the camera.
" Michele Kiser, and Karen Cliff
smlllng finally became high school cheer-
leaders. The made the Junior
C" the Varsity!!! y
But the wishing, dreaming, and
practicing didn't stop there. There
were practices after school,
practices during school, practices
before the game, weekend prac-
Then came the first football
game. All the nervous flutters, the
The J.V. cshoonoadm: lst rgw: Keallg Mlller:K2nd "Where's my eyeshadow?", The
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ngdrzgptfahighelxlsgg and Sarah Cliff. W t t ' L ' I DSOTOIILlodOk 5:011:18 ' TQEGGWPr'Ierech
cmm a' m 90" always going over that cheer
njust one more time."
Kelly Miller. looklna llke she Just saw a ghost. walks
to her spot to cheek
Somewhere, through all t
hysteria, everything came
alright. And the team even wo
Under the direction of Kerry Ju
as captain, the girls helped t
Varsity Cheerleaders by cheeri
the team on to a 6-4 season.
The main priority of the Jun
Varsity Cheerleaders was to ke
up the spirits of the Junior Vars
Basketball team. They also cheer
to the band at the football gam
And cheer they did. Through t
rain, through the snow, or whate
there was, the cheerleaders w
there to support the team.
We salute the Junior Vars
Cheerleaders of 4983-1984. Gre
Kerry Judd and Kelly Seccrlst walk To
their spot to cheer.
Everyone II ready for me homecomlng
Sticklno out your tongue helps you cheen
Tho choenoodou put thelr oil Into me
Robin. KolIy M., and Karen look content.
bu? Kelly 3., Kerry, and Michele look upset
The J. V. Chunoadora relax In the hall
before the game.
Right Beth and Rosemary fake a break 10 pose
for the camera.
Bohom: Bellnda and Bill proofread the storles.
Fur boHom: Clnd Whlfe shows 5 lrlf on hl Is
Right: Prlscllla I: "hard" at work. day. y p pp
News . . .
The Spy Glass Staff: Carol Buchanan, Bill Krcnkemann. Robin Westlund, Rhonda Lyonsl Beth Tomer. Benje Barkey. Missy Lindsey, Wayne Slofen, David Auer, Dellnda Cobb. Prise
Maxwell. Belinda Duckworfh. Lisa Knell, Lisa Ingram, Sfeve Gerkln. Cindy White. Chris Negley, Clndy Fowler. Steve Godbey. Rosemary nggonbofhom. Beih Smith. Jenna Dabney. a
Mrs. Cathy Sepko as sponsor.
he Spygloss Covers School
The Spy Glass is your
dly school newspaper lhol
gs you all The "lolesl" informa-
1 around Nifro High School.
The hard working sloff spends
of of lheir Time and efforl lo
duce a inleresling and read-
9 newspaper To fulfill Mr.
lonohon's wishes. Uho'r's one
The Journalism room, 209 iurns
. 0 mod house as The news-
er deodline draws near. The
-r-pofieni sponsor, Colhy
ko siis calmly of her desk with
head in her hand as chaos
ioks oui around her.
:Belindo Duckworlh, The Spy
lSS editor, ossisionl To Mrs.
Jko Tries To keep her cool as she
3 her fingers Through her hair,
lime and lime ogoin.
Every deadline lheres olwoys
hundreds of "li'rile problems" To
deal with. Such as bumping
headlines, missing ads and no
If you are considering Taking
newspaper, be sure ihof you are
0 sfoble person and in good
condilion. This class is nol recom-
mended for people wiih heart
problems, chronic illnesses, or a
The newspaper sioff guoron-
lees Thai some of Their slories will
make you laugh, some will make
you cry, and some even mod . . .
bui never boring! hAnd They will
nol refund your 25c for any
Wayne Slaion - the creator of
ilLooks ot Flicks."
Beth Tomer talks excitedly
oboui her story.
Lisa Ingram stops working long
enough to smile.
Lisa Knoll and Robin Wesflund
look pleased wlih their stories.
Editor. Belinda Duckworth.
counts her headline.
Laying ouT page
Edltor. Blll Krankamann. glves Belinda
'odvlce" on her copy.
Um Ingram works hard ?0 produce a great Senlor section for the 4984 yearbook.
Top Right: Benlo and Missy fake a break from working on the Academic secfion fo pose
for the plcfure.
BoNom Right: David Auer works hard on the Spons sec'rlon
NiTronicin SToff CopTures '84
The NiTronian SToff has 0 double
funcTion This year. The same TwenTy
people during The same Journalism
class serve as The creoTors of noT
only The yearbook buT also The
This siTuoTion seems somewth
unbelievable, especially on deod-
llne days when a member of The
class is responsible noT only for his
yearbook pages, buT also for his
Typed newspaper sTories.
AT The beginning of The year, iT
seems as if Those dreaded deadline
days will never come, buT suddenly
iT's second semesTer and deadlines
of 50 and 60 pages sTorT being due.
CreoTing TTA GreoT Book of The
WesTern World" becomes a reoliTy.
FirsT, picTures musT be Taken,
reToken, and developed. Then
members of The class sTorT requesT-
ing Those precious commodiTies, The
prinTed picTuresl Many hours are
spenT in The darkroom, hoping for,
buT noT always geTTing The exocT
picTure ThoT is needed To creoTe The
Class picTures also musT be
separaTed, idenTified, and alphabe-
Tized. Many hours are spenT geTTing
almosT 800 picTures placed in The
correcT class, in The correcT order,
and on The correcT pages.
This process is repeoTed over
and over as oTher secTions begin To
Take shape. SporTs, feoTures,
sTudenT life, eTc., will forever be
For Top Len: Chris HopTry looks
Above Top For Left: FronT Row: Jenna
Dobney, Cindy White. Priscilla Maxwell,
Belinda DuckworTh. Lisa Kneli, Beth SmlTh.
Second Row: Missy Lindsey, Cindy Fowler.
Robin WesTiund, Rosemary ngglnbothem.
BeTh Tomer. Carol Buchanan. Rhonda Lyons,
Dellnda Cobb, Lisa Ingram Back Row: CcThy
Sepko, Benje Borkey, Blll Krankemunn.
Wayne SlaTen, David Auer. Chris Negley.
Steve Gerkin. Steve Godbey.
Stave Godbey and Chris Negiy work hard
and quickly To meet Their deadline.
Lisa Kneil and Robin WesTlund prepare for
The TlTle of Editor next year.
Priscilla Maxwell studies "hard" on copy
Spanner Mn. Nonna King gives the tabies a touch Mr. Mccnnahcm Inducn the new members.
18! Row: Fred Taylor, .Hm Freebersyzer, Scott Wells. and Valerie Steele; 2nd Row: Jeff Dickens. Jon Flnch. Chrls Phillips, Gray Cochran. Davld Potion, Dcvld
Kaon Muncy light: the Character candle. Marks. and Mrs. Norma King. sponsor; 3rd Row: Amy Frlck4 Karen Muncy. Priscilla Maxwell, Llsa Ingram. Ca1hy Hopfm Ml1zl Poner. Tim chks, and Davld
ngglnbotham; 4th Row: Karen Goods, Usa S1ark, Linens Martin. Sarah Dalton, Koren Zogayko, Klm Parker, Paulo Durst. and Trina Balsden.
Honor SocieTy Works Hard
The NiTro High chopTer of The NoTlonol Honor SocieTy is one of
r 20,000 chopTers in The UniTed SToTes Today. The SocieTy was
ed To honor excepTionol sTudenTs. Being a NoTionoI Honor
ieTy member is c: greoT honor and privilege.
To be considered for membership, you noT only have To make
d grades To 3.5 overogey buT you musT also have The four
ired chorocTerisTics - scholarship, leadership, chorocTer, and
ice. You musT hove occumuloTed 42 club poinTs in high school
- receive a high roTing from Teachers for leadership and
The club worked hard for The dinner To inducT The new members.
dinner was held on May 48 in The cofeTerio. AfTer 0 delicious
er, members of The choir song TFriends" by Michael W. SmiTh.
new members were Then inducTed. The dinner was 0 greoT
ess. Many Thanks should go To The cofeTerio workers, Mrs.
omen, and all The oThers who helped make The dinner such a
Members also gave up lunch periods TuToring. Members TuTored
w sTudenTs in any subjecT ThoT They needed help in. The TuToring
k place in The counselor's office everyday.
IT was a very busy, prosperous, and successful year. Much of
success was due To The leadership of Mrs. Norma King, sponsor,
. Jim Freebersyzer, president
rnbon o! The cholr sing "FrTends." by Mlchoel W. Smith.
Amy Fuck pin: The ribbon on Dennis McNeeTy.
Preslden! Jlm Froebersyzer speaks To everyone.
Tlffcny and Kim enjoy cheerlng as well as
Amy Frlck Is a busy Mu Alpha Theta member.
Amy Slemple ls glad that she has flnlshed her
Huble Koehler Is also a member of the boyls
Tlffany and frlends from Mu Alpha Theta are
hard 01 work.
Mu Alpha Theta members enjoy all 'me
Davld takes a break from hls sfudles.
oTheHoTic STudenTs Honored
u Alpha TheTo is an honorary club
oT NiTro High School. IT consisTs of
T 42 members seiecTed from The
sTudenTs here oT NHS. This club is
honorary one so iT performs no
TIon excepT To give recogniTion To
: sTudenTs which deserve H in The
. of moThernoTics.
u Alpha TheTo is o noTionol club
is noT excluslve To This school. IT
rs sTudenTs all over The UniTed
s as well as here oT NHS. The
-ose of This noTionoi club is To honor
: sTudenTs who have shown opTi-
: ond dedicoTion for The sTudy of
opplicoTion. This grade poinT overoge
musT be kepT up in order for a person
To conTinue being a member in The club.
Mu Alpha TheTo does noT por-
TicipoTe in compeTiTion as a group buT
some of HS members have porTioipoTed
in differenT moTh compeTiTions and been
very successful in Those compeTiTions.
This includes one Team as well as a few
The officers for This year's Mu Alpha
TheTo were Fred Taylor as PresidenT,
Amy Frick os SecreTory-Treosurer, and
Karen Zogoyko as Vice-PresidenT. The
club's sponsor is Mrs. Hordmon who
. organized sign-ups, meeTings, and
As a resuIT of This club being sTrichy inducTion of new members.
rory IT has some very sTricT require- AlThough being ocTive in oTher
Ts. AppliconTs To The club musT be
lied In College Algebra and Trigon-
Try, MoTh Analysis, Calculus, and
have oT leosT o 3.2 grade poinT
age in oil moThemoTics classes
ospecTs of The school is noT a re-
quTremenT for membership in Mu Alpha
TheTo The sTudenTs in This club monoge
To keep up a high moThemoTicol grade
polnT average as well as lead very busy
n from Algebra I unTil Time of lives.
Front: Amy Prick. Fred Taylor, Karen
Zogayko Middle: Mrs. Hardmon. Sarah
DOTTon. Koren Goods, Paula Durst
Gray Cochran. Pam Johnson, Chris
Phllllps, Dona Jackson, Dovld Hardman,
Valerie Hlli. Becky SmiTh. Tammy Sayre.
Missy Thomas. Tiffany Rubens, Chris
Malanowskl, Lisa STork, Amy STempIe.
Lori Miller Back: ScoTT Wells, David
Higglnbofham. David PatTon. Jim
Freebersyser, Doug Lewis. Gino Moz-
zel, Shelly Marsh, MiTzl PorTer. Gary
Frcuzer, Chlp Finch, Mark Lochblhier,
Valerie Steele, Dione Roy. Kim Parker.
and Lynette Manln
Chris doesn'i seem To be hungry.
Fred and Doug practice Their Table
STOCBy Is having fun a? a Mu Alpha
. WW1 - tin? J: .56.
Gray Cochran took tlrne out from hls band actlvltles to be an attemafe for the Hl-Q 190m
The Hl-Q feom - Gray Cochran. Valerie Sreelel Sarah Dalton. Ms. Roberts. sponsor, Pom Johnson, Scott
stlmson. and Chris Phllnps.
Chris thlps sfudles hard for
the next Hl-Q momh.
The team prepares to play a tough match ugalnst Wheelersburg.
e Hi-Q Teom Wins MoTches
he Hi-Q Team is one of The
ny clubs here oT NiTro High
ool. IT consisTs of some of
smorTesT members of NiTro
School's sTudenTs. This
r's Team consisTed of Pom
nson, Chris Phillips, Volerie
ele, and SCOTT STimson.
re were Two olTernoTes.
se were Soroh DolTon and
ery club needs a sponsor.
eone who will give iT
oonce when iT is needed.
eone who will be There To
: The voice of experience.
eone To lend a hand. For
Hi-Q Team, This person is
CloudeTTe RoberTs. Along
her many ocTiviTies 05
Advance English 42 and Spon-
ish Teacher, Ms. RoberTs also
found Time To be The HieQ
sponsor, as well as The Spanish
club sponsor. Ms. RoberTs was
always There To be everyThing
o sponsor should be.
The Hi-Q Team was always
procTicing for The moTchesl
Mony days ouT of The week
were spenT in Ms. RoberTs'
room oT lunch procTicing ond
quizzing each oTher. Every-
Thing was sTudied, every sub-
jecT. Because The quesTions in
The moTches were on every
subjecT, liTeroTure, chemisTry,
biology, eTC.; everyThing hod
To be sTudied.
Allemale Sarah Dalton wonders if she will as? To play in Thls match.
mo prepares lor The upcomlng mulch.
Porn studies current evenls in case a quesTion about Them mlghT come up in a march.
Chris and Pam dazzle eve
eryone wlTh Thelr smlles.
Chris takes a break from
sTudylng To smile for The
Bottom Row: Mrs. Kurylo. Shelly Prince, Koren Zogayko, Volerle Steele,
Llso Stark. Sherry Prince. Second Row: Greg Collzzl. Crlsfy White, Greg
Sadler. David Homer, David Potion, Scot? Wells, David ngglnbothum,
Tommy Burford. Bobby Myers, Llnette Manln. Poul McCo. Third Row: David
Auer. Steven Shaver, Scott Wlnterfleld. Amy Frlck, Ginger Hordwlck, Kelley
Miller, Martha Muck. Sharon Young. Jlm Freebersyser. Llso Lynch, Rodger
Wooten Fourth Row: Jeff Dickens. Tammy Sayre, Doug Grow, Valerie HIII.
Chris Vodella. Shelly Marsh. Laura Wegert. Bessle Moore, Craig Perrls, Paul
Keller, Julle Shanon, Amy Parsons. Flffh row: Lorl Simpson, John Jusflce.
Katie Perklns, Chris Phillips, Beverly Smith, Angle Terry. Lorl Bush. Joseffe
Sanders. Paula Tompson, Craig Finch. Chrls Cormony. Sixth Row: Alex
Worley, Tom Collzzl, Steve Gerkln. Pam Johnson. Sandy Taylor, Llsa Casfo.
Kami Blackhurst, Mark Lochbller, Gary Frazler, Louls Manuel, Sherry Frame.
Sevenih Row: Lynn Scott. Wayne Slaten, Mlke Burnswodh. Lorl Miller, Amy
Sfemple, Belinda Razon, Llsc: Manln. Teresa Holovlc. Lena Taylor, Kelly
Coven, Stefonle Beverly.
Pom takes a
The Explorers In
xplorer's PosT AcTive
: NiTro High School Explorer PosT
'1 is on organionion in which
denTs experience mony differ-
T Types of prolecTs.
In This pasT year The group has
own To obouT sevenTy members.
ThroughouT The year, The
oiorer posT was involved in The
ndysTriping projecT as well as a
ing Trip To Conoon Valley for o
The sTudenTs involved in The
ndysTriping projecT, found iT To
: a very fulfilling experience. Their
Ties included serving The pa-
-nTs, delivering flowers To Them,
d answering The phone CT The
Probably The mosT exciTing of
Explorer ocTiviTies was The
ekend Trip To Conoon Volley ski
This year a whiTe oner rofTing
Trip is going To be held on The New
River. Mony sTudenTs will find This
Trip To be one of The Thrills and chills
of The year, while oThers would
roTher seTTle for jusT onching.
WhiTe oner rofTing can be
very dangerous oT Times because
of The rocks and The river's sTrong
currenTs, so hopefully The Explorers
will be up To The challenge and geT
Through H In one piece.
This posT year has been a
memorable one for The members
of The Explorer's PosT 501. BuT iT is
for from over for The many sTudenTs
ThoT belong To The club. Hopefully
They all will find This year To be full
of exciTemenT. odvenTure, and
Karen uses The walkie-
ls Richard going The wrong
Val stops to smile for The
Vol rafts with last years club.
Jeff Takes a pose.
Greg Takes a spill.
above: Rodney poses wlth the mask
that Insplred hls nrst piece alr brush
Above left: The Art club takes a break
on the Town Center.
Left: The Art Club poses for the
Cathy and Babette pose for the camera
Some thing iArtis tic ot NH. '
The Nitro High School art club
is led by Mrs. Dremo Watts. She
leads a fine group of growing
students who look to be aspiring
artists when they graduate from
Art is a very difficult occupa-
tion to pursue but to those who
can do it and do it well, it is on
ever gro wing challenge. Se veroi
students have received grants
and scholarships because of
their artistic talents. Wayne
Slaten is one of those students.
He has shown his drawings in
several exhibits and has won
many awards for his fine artistic
ability. Mrs. Watts takes the
students best drawings and
shows them at different exhibits
in the area. The students por-
ticipated in the annual art show
held in Charleston and they all
did rather well.
For those who are toien
enough to be as artistic as th.
studen ts, it is a great pieosur
say they come from Nitro
School. Many of these
students will go on to coil
and become worthwhiie ass
to our community so peol
need to encourage the par
of talent. So many fine obili
ore wasted because they .
not backed by encouragem
and that is the true shame.
early times artists were 0
sidered the poor, incopo
misfits who choose an unre wa
ing occupation but in true th
is the most beneficial to
mankind. You don't necessa
need exceptional talent but
need a keen eye and a se
of internal feelings.
1-H, The New Experience.
e Nifro High School 4-H club
jusf sfarfed lhls year. If hos
exisfed in the school before
if seems lo have provided
e good essenflals for a porf
he 4983-84 school year. The
up was led by Mrs. Tereoso
dman, who sfarfed fhe group
-way fhrough rhe firsf semes-
-H offers some good op-
unifies fo learn and grow as
learn obouf new Things and
rself. 4-H feaches you how To
w wifh yourself and learn
re abouf whaf's inside you.
: y do several ocfivifles during
year such as horseback
g and picnics. They meal a
differenf times during fhe
nfh and discuss fheir projecfs,
'ch fhe y pick fhemselves and
of club ocfivlfies or venfures
- y con parh'CIpafe in.
4-H can prove lo be an
excifing experience and worlh-
while for anyone's lime. Mosf
people have fhe idea fhof if is
mosfly raising and showing of
farm animals but if is far more
fhon fhaf. In 4-H you can learn
anything from cooking, sewing,
and Then raising animals. Your
projecfs also come from a wide
voriefy of choices. 4-H is always
a changing and improving club
and fhere are never any dull
momenfs. Anyone who would
join 4-H is promised lf nof fhe
besl of Times buf a learning
experience fhof mosf would or
could nof encounfer in a life-
lime. lf fhe club plans lo
confinue nexf year and fhe
preceding year's of Wm High
School if Will prove fo be on
enlighfening experience for all.
Above: Scott Snmpson. Steve Simmons. 2nd row: Ms. Ramon. Robin Womund, Tammy
Bunord, Shelly Prlnce. Jeff BIlllngs. Scott Summers. Mrs. Hardman. 3rd row: Donna Gulse.
Becky Smlth. Robln Fisher. Glnaer Hardwlcks, Missy Thomas, Tammy Sayre. Sherry
Prince. 4th row: Chrlsty While, Valeria Hlll, Bobby Myers, Glna Maul, Doug Louis. Shelly
Top rlaht: Robin works hard.
Far bottom: Scott Summers poses for the camera wlm fnends.
Ginger Hardwlck and Chris Mulanowske llsfen
affenflvely of a Sfudem Council meeting.
Student Council member. Amy Frlck. watches a
Studenf Council acflvlfy.
student Councll President. Jenna Dobney, makes
an announcement during a pep assembly.
Jonl Martin and Tammy Sayre ctfend a meeflng
of lunch time.
Group Picture: Jenna Dobney Gresldenb. Scndl
Hawklns che-Presldenn, Klm Botklns, Shannon
Burger, Llso Lynch. Dlana Roy, Fellclo Dukes,
Valerle HIII, Kevin Phillips. Becky Sml'rh. Llsc
Waldron, Jennifer Gulse. Jlm Freebersyser. Lorl
Simpson, Amy Frlck, Jeff Dickens, Shawna
Raynes, Bessle Moore. Kaml Blackhursf, Chris
Vadalla, Donna Gulse, Barbara McBroyer
$ponsoo, Mlke Former, Missy Lindsey. Valerie
Steele, Karen Zagoyko. Llso S'mrk. Amy
Sfemple, Belinda Razon. Sherry Prlnce. Tlffony
Roberts, Valerie Sfalnoker. Llsa Shell. Tammy
Sayre. Shelly Marsh, lezl Porter. Stacy Grounds.
Chrls Molanowskl. Llso Knell, Tommy Burford.
Missy Thomas. Kelley Miller. Ginger Hardwick,
Doug Lewls, Sean Alvls, Gray Cochran, David
Hardmon, Robin Slmrnons, Gina Mczzel. Paul
McCullough, Robin Flsher, Jeff Bllllngs, Lisa
Weaver, Todd Chllders. Sco1'r Summers. BIII
Krankemann, Taml Faulkner, and Jonl Momn.
tudent Council Meets
The Student Council at Nltro High is the chosen by the portion of the student body
cision making body that represents the that chose to exercise its right to choose
lire student body. The Student Council Its leaders. Student Council Is sponsored by
ns most students octlvlties like dances. Borboro McBroyer, who spends more time
ols, concesslon stands, Bloodmobiles, than anyone else working wlth Student
untalneer Olymplcs, and special dinners Council. She is present at all meetings and
people outslde the school. activities, which she does most of the work
The Student Council is mode up of coordinating.
dents chosen by thelr home rooms as This year Student Council sponsored
resentctlves and by those students who the Winter Formal, Senior Citizens Dinner.
interested enough In how the school is Bloodmobile, Student Council Dinner, the
resented to attend three meetings of other dances, pep assemblies, and all but
Councll. The Student Council meetings five concession stands. The money that
held once 0 week, they alternate, was made from the concession stands and
ry other one, at lunch tlme and during dances was used to pay for the new
lass perlod. You must be present at the milkshake machine in the lunch room. It was
vlous lunch time meetlng to attend 0 also used for Winter Formal, point for the
55 period meeting. cafeteria and to show community spirlt
The officers of the 4983-4984 school with a donation to the city of Nitro to help
r were Jenna Dabney, Presldent, Sandi pay the electric bill for the festive Christmas
wklns, Vlce-Presldent, and Trlno Bolsden, lights.
retory-Treosurer. These officers were
Jenna Dabnoy guards the door to the
gym on Blood Moblle day.
Jenna Dabnov pamelpatos In Mountalnv
Mrs. McBrayor. Student Councll sponsor.
keeps score at Mountalneer Olymplcs.
student Councll member. Bessle Moore.
pcrtlclpates In Mountolneer Olymplcs.
Shelly Marsh got: ready to leave school
after partlclpatlon In Mountolneer Olym-
student Councll members met In Mrs.
McBroyer's room at lunch Tlma.
Sandy and her Speclal Olympics pal.
Tlflany and Jeff Take a break from The games.
SCOTT and Doug dlscuss The evenTs.
Charlle Cooper takes a
bteok of a school dance.
Mrs. McBruyer sports her
STudenT Council SToys Bus ,
STudenT Council is ocTive
ThroughouT The school year in
a wide vorieTy of ocTiviTies.
These include: a Senior CiTizen
BonqueT which was held in The
fall, sponsoring various monThly
school dances and The annual
WinTer Formol, sponsoring 0
Red Cross Bloodmobile, help-
ing ouT CT The Special Olym-
pics, and sponsoring NiTro
High's MounToineer Olympics,
jusT To home 0 few of The
From The beginning of The
school year unTil iTs comple-
Tion, The STudenT Council sToys
very busy, Thinking of new
ideas, collecTing moTeriols To
work wiTh, raising funds, and
carrying ouT various projecTs.
When FooTboII season rolls
around, The STudenT Counu
Concession STond hod To b
prepared. WiTh This Task co '
pleTed, The sTond is ready f
Those who volunTeer To we
and along wiTh The FooTb
games comes pop corn, sodo
hoT chocoloTe, corn dogs, on
ArrongemenTs have To b
mode for The Bloodmobile on
oppoinTmenTs mode for Thos
sTudenTs who give blood.
From chocoIoTe pudding T
hoysTocks and needles, oll Th
moTeriols for MounToineer Oly
pics musT be goThered. Als
porTiciponTs musT be found.
There's never 0 dull mome
and always plenTy To do whe
porTicipoTing in STudenT Counc
Jenna suporvlses Mountaineer
Tammy helps wlm Homecom-
Group lrom Nltro hlgh dlspioy
Clowns, blg and small. pose for
Jenna and Mrs. Barkey wlfh
Speclal Olympic panlclpants.
Amy Haynes speaks of Honor Society
Jlm rides In Homecoming Parade.
Deco members: Melodle Means, Jenna
Dabney. Rick Hanson, Karen Evans. Kelvin
Ruffln, Carolyn Dye. Cindy Fowler, Randy
Larcbee. Ronnie Fosfer, Lorl McNeely.
Sponsor: Mr. O'Gormon.
Rick Hanson Is on his way to class.
Jenna, Klm and Amy are In The spotlight
S GeTs Down To Business
siness clubs oT NiTro High ore
nionions for The career-
ed sTudenT. These organiza-
. include Deco, FBLA ond FSA.
co is 0 club ThoT conToins
bers of The co-op classes.
a sTonds for DlsTribuTive
oTion Clubs of America,
h is The IorgesT youTh orgon-
on in America.
Ture Business Leaders of
rice GBLAT is on organionion
mad for business sTudenTs.
e 0 year, members who are
d in differenT areas of business
9 TogeTher for compeTiTion
oThers who are skilled in The
6 areas. Winners of The
one! Conference 0T WesT
inia SToTe College were:
do Rozon placing 2nd in
g l, and Jim Freebersyzer
placing 2nd in Business-CompuTer
FuTure SecreTories of America,
sFSAs is o noTionol orgonionion of
girls who are inTeresTed in The
business world and are presenTIy
Taking business courses.
Each year The porenT chopTer,
Professional SecreTories InTerno-
Tionoi G30, gives a $500 scholar-
ship To an eligible girl who wonTs
a career as o secreTory, and This
year's winner was NiTro's own,
Poiiy Legg. Jone Elsender is The
PresidenT of The CounTy FSA.
Membership in These organiza-
Tlons has proved very beneficial
To many sTudenTs. They have
given Them on insighT inTo whoT 0
job in business world would be like,
and Tips on The righT preporoTion
for a career in The business world.
Gwen and Kelly Take Time
To fool around wiTh Walter
FBLA members: Polly Legg. Amy Haynes.
Klm Hypes. Koren Munsey, Jim
Freebersyzer, Borboro Bruney, Beih Nes-
Ter, Jone Elsender, Mszl Porter, Kathy
Archer. Lisa Woldron, Belinda Razon.
Sponsers: Mrs. Dick and Mrs. King.
FSA members: Anita Mona Klm Maynard.
Barbara Bruney, Kathy Archer. Kelly Doyle.
Polly Legg, Amy Haynes, Koren Munsey.
Jone Eisender. Gwen BrlTTon, BeTh NesTer.
CoThy Nancoro. Sponser: Mrs. chk.
FBLA officer ridlng high of Homecoming,
Mrs. stays busy.
4st row: Angle Kirk, Paulo Durst, Missy Thomas, Klm Maynard, Shelly Marsh, Uso Weaver, Chrlsiy Whlfe. Tlno lefae. S1ephonle Baldwin. 2nd row: Llso Knell, John Lovejoy. Jamie Saunders. Darlene Rayn
3rd row: Tommy Burford, Mr. FosTer. Brenda Rhodes, Sherry Frame, Kelly Covert, Clndy Fowler, Kim Jarret, Katrina Wthen, Bev Woody. Lena Taylor, Treasa Hollvlc, Kofle Perkins, Gray Cochran. Rob
Simmons. Amy Sfemple. Sherry Prince. Blulne Means, Shelly George. 41h row: Shelly Prince. Gina Mazzel, Kevln Phillips. Stacey Finch, Stephanle Beverly. Chris Mclonalsky, Beverly Parrlsh. Tommy Say!
Jeff Lockharf, Klm Moss. Jlll McClanahon, Jewel Gordon, Lee Ann Mlllen Shelia Adkins. Melissa Morrison, Sfeve Simmons. Jennifer Young, 5th row: Moro Sanfmyre, Davhd Hardmen. not plcfurod: U
Sfark, Lisa Marfln. Llsa Shell, Laura Welgort. Melanie Douglas. Chris Phllllps. Steve Toney, Beth Bruney, Scott Bean, David nggbothum. Kelly Nasser. Kelly Johnson. Gina Moms. Slndy Whl'le.
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m: year's dl county band consisted of many fine players.
Jamlo, Scott. and Darin are this year's all stme 1012 members.
vln Taylor sound: out the Nltro anrhem.
NHS Band Takes The Field
The 4983-84 school year began for
some In AugusT wITh The beglnning of
band prachce. This glorlous Time
sTorTed on The firsT day of AugusT, wiTh
The sun and sweet beoTTng Their
brows, so ThaT The choreTTes, flog
core, and band members could ready
Themselves for Their firsT performance
of NlTro's firsT fooTball game.
When The band procTiced for
fooTboIl games They sTarTed Their
rouTlnes for The Kcnowho CounTy
MoJoreTTe FesTlval. NiTro's hard work
did noT go unnoTIced because They
come home wiTh 3rd place boy
Twirier, 2nd place girl Twirier, The
mojoreTTes recelved 2nd for core
marching and rouTlne. Overall The
bond come home wlTh 2nd place
Grand Champions, TsT piece band
Durlng The school year The bond has
many oTher ocTiviTles. They have a
ChrlsTmas and spring concerT, which
oTTracTs aim of ouTsTde aTTenTlon.
There are several parades in which The
bond porTicipaTes such as The: Armis-
Tlce Day. ChrisTmos, RaTings, and
Memorial Day parade. RaTings were
held This year on April 42 and 43 wiTh
The final parade on Sofurday The mm.
The bond come ouT wiTh a one mlnus
and a Two plus from The judges who
rated Them on Their sTrong and weak
polnTs making Tapes of The bonds Two
The bonds losT performance wlll
come OT GroducTion where They will
play several selecTions To end The
senlors lasT day.
John Loveloy was rhls year's boy fwlrler.
The band both cheeks and
plays to show their school 5pm.
Anglo Klm Wad nor way Into
hearfs as feafure fwlner.
Tlm Hicks and Gray Cochran
were The all sfafa members this
Far Hum: Angle creafes enthuslam for the
Far right corner: Angle shun her s'ruff.
nght: Mluy sways to the Deaf.
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Shelly Marsh. Klm Maynard. Mlssy Thomas4
Omeellnm Angle Kirk. Head and Twlrler. Paulo
Durst, Tina le99. and Sfephonle Baldwin.
in The ' f w ,3
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Len: Paula and Mlssy glve festlval goers a big
Below; Llne-up of smiles for The lero WlldcaTs.
Robln. Mlssy and Paula spend a rainy
evenlng cl The fooTball game.
Len: John Lovejoy showlng hls TolenTs QT
The NiTro High School Major-
Tes, under The direcTion of Mr.
ereld FosTer, had quiTe o
ccessful season in The year
They procTiced hard all
mmer, geTTlng ready for The
nnuol Konowho CounTy Bond
nd MojoreTTe FesTivol. They
TTended o mojoreTTe camp of
owks NesT for six days in The
mmer, where They learned
rouTines, enTronce. 0nd
Tony oTher necessary Things To
nprove Their performance.
AT The FesTivol, The girls
laced second in Corp Marching
nd second in Corp rouTine.
ngle Kirk The girl Twirler, who is
lso Head, placed second girl
HS MojoreTTes Show SpiriT
Twirler for her rouTine To "Chom-
pionship". John Lovejoy placed
Third for his boy Twirler perfor-
mance To "BeoT IT".
The FesTivol lsn'T The only
place These girls have shown
Their TolenT ond splriT. They
performed oT fooTboll games,
boskeTboIl games, marched in
many parades and raised school
spirlT by dancing and Twirling oT
Someone who's ofTen for-
goTTen and overlooked is The
boyTwirIer. John Lovejoy also has
To procTice hard and someTimes
harder Than The mojoreTTes.
The mojoreTTes conTribuTed
To communiTy funcTions, repre-
senTing NiTro oT many parades
and conTesTs ThroughouT The
counTy. They also conTribuTed To
holf-Time performances, display-
ing coordinoTion and skill by
dancing and Twirling To raise
school spiriT. They did new and
original rouTines, which added
more enThusiosm To each game.
The mojoreTTes join in making
sporTs evenTs enjoyable, and
inspiring sTudenT supporT for The
Being o mojoreTTe meons
hard work, dedicoTion, being
able To Take orders, shoring,
learning, experience, long hours,
sore muscles, broken bones, and
always wearing a smile . . . even
when you drop The boTon on
Tho captaln. Una Knoll.
shows how It's done.
The Flag Corp poses for the
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The Band Festival Is the hlghllghf of the v V " "'
The Flag Corp salutes Nltro.
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The Flag corp for The year
?83-84 consisTed of Lisa
ell, hcopToiny Tammy Bur-
rd, Moro SonTmyer, Sandy
ylor, Jennifer Young, Shelly
orge, EIizobeTh Johnson,
Th Radar, and Darlene
These girls endured many
urs of pracTice, sore mus-
s, bumps, and bruises To
rform 0T fooTbalI games,
rodes and many oTher
TiviTies such as The Kane-
0 CounTy Bond and
ilags Up For N. H. S.
MojoreTTe FesTivol, which
was held early in The fall of
The flag corp, only in Their
second year of exisTence,
was depended on To make
all The becuTiful formoTions
around The bond ThaT make
all The game and parade-
goers siT up and Take noTice.
They sTorTed prccTicing in
AugusT wiTh The bond and
didn'T sTop unTiI Their duTies
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Mara have lun at The game.
Haas held high for NlTro, Sandy. Marc and
Shelly perform wITh enthusiasm.
The 198384 Flaocorp.
The gin: are marching proud after a
ThroughouT The ups and
downs of our sTory There have
always proved To be a loT of
"ups". These "ups", as They are
called, are known beTTer as our
sTory's highlighTs. The highlighTs
ore whoT make The sTory inTer-
esTing and exciTing. They also
prove To be The life giving
source To The whole ploT.
These highlighTs hove includ-
ed The Trip To King's Island, The
MounTaineer Olympics, WinTer
Formal and of course The prom
as well as counTless oTher
ocTiviTies around N.H.S. This year.
In shorT, wiThouT These highlighTs
The year would be boring and
quiTe dull. Our memories, for The
mosT parT, of N.H.S. will always
be of Those special Times, The
Times known simply as our
Top - Lunch Time Is always The hlghllghT of everyone's doyl
, Above - A not so camera shy group pose for a plcTure at The
MounTalneer Dlnner TheaTer,
Right - l8 fhls hlp or what?
Far naht - Davld Auer poses wlTh The SToTue of Davld durlng The
school's Trlp To Europe
Top left - Chris Hopfry strikes a pose during the Klng's Island trip.
Top middle - Thlngs are lookan pretty weird 0? me Mountclneer
Top right - Students leading back on to their bus afrer an
unexpected flat tire on melr way to King's Island.
Above - Scott Wells and Kaml Blockhursf take a breath of the
Left - Mounfalneer Olymplcs can prove 10 be pretty messy at
The Seniors again made their annual trip to the Mountaineer
Dinner Theatre on May 17, in Winfield. The production put on was
"The Fantasticks. " It was a rather enjoyable musical with a few
Many seniors enjoyed getting out of school and participating
in one of the few privileges during their senior year.
Another privilege seniors had was their trip to Kings Island.
Seniors left on Friday May 18, at two o'clock that afternoon, to
spend the evening with ten to fifty thousand other seniors. After
stopping for a short break, we were off again, and our next stop
was Kings Island.
The lines were very long for the popular rides, but they
proved to be worth the wait. The two most popular were the
King Cobra, and the Beast. E veryone seemed to stuff themselves
full of all kinds of food, but not many were sick. The weather had
threatened rain all day, but it turned out to be a wonderful
evening. The Seniors stayed at the park until two o'clock
Saturday morning, then it was time to leave.
El 5 g i V ., . ' Lett- The twins havlnalunch together.
f, V ' - , h Bottom right - Lorl trying to get some sleep.
Top loft - Craig and Paula. Smllol
Above right - Rose and Walter looking forward to King: Island.
Bottom L9" - Bus 4E1, having a flat fire on their way ro Kings Island
Hoffom right - Anything to get ouf of school, just to have lunch with your friends.
Top left - Lynn and Vicki Wapping" on fhe way to Kings Island
rop middle - Together agalnl
Far right - David and John all fired oui from riding the Beast
Most likely all the irips were tiresome but prolzaabiy very enjoyable
and a change of scene was educational as well as enjoyable;
Where are your dates guys?
Mike and Paul stop for a pose after sipping their 'bunc
8.J., find, and Chlfs discover a new dance they can all do.
Darin, Jeannette doesn't really want a kiss.
e 'I 984 Prom had E verything
The 1984 Junior-Senior Prom started out with its usual preday action.
tors began preparing for the prom, months in advance and finally the
. day came to decorate the gym. This year they again got a parachute
. draped it over the gym floor. The gym was very nicely done in
Iloons and streamers.
This year's theme was, "A Heavenly Evening." Music was provided
the Production Company. The prom lasted from eight to eleven and
ryone seemed to have a fantastic time. Most people went out in
ups to dinner at some of Charleston's finest restaurants and then came
to the prom. When the initial prom was over, the next stop was to
onge and on to the midnight movies. That was the place to be on this
ssed evening because everyone was there.
i All and all, the 4984 prom was a grand success. Those who went had
onderful time and will look forward to other such events. But those
0 missed It will have to make a point to attend next year because
r prom Is one thing you can not miss without missing a lot of exciting
Mrs. McBrayer, Amy. and Lori take a few moments to pose
Amy Stemple really gets down to boogie.
The gym looks quite empty an hour before but soon It wlll fill up,
V "' 22.
rap Iorr. Josarlo and Norman slurp their hearts out.
Top middle. Mat! Grover delles gravity and
equilibrium by balancing a cracker.
Top right. Mrs. Mcarayer gets the last laugh.
Above. Jeff and 89m eat a! Iho trough.
Mark Lochblhler dldn'! need a lunch ticket for this meal.
Mounralneer Olympics can be run.
Mountaineer Olympics Held
The mountaineer olympics is one of Nitro's favorite traditions.
Students dress in hillbilly attire, pack into the gym, sit in class
sections, and prepare for the upcoming events. With spirits high
the class members join to compete against each other. Anything
goes during the Olympics. A game can make a fool of you or
show your ability to compete.
The events were tug of war where eight boys and eight girls
compete. The three legged race where one boy and one girl
have one leg tied together then must run across gym and back.
Balloons where four boys and four girls have balloons tied to their
ankles. The participants try to burst the other classes' balloon.
Egg toss, tossing the egg at continuously farther distances until
egg is dropped. Bottle fill where the girl stands and holds a glass
filling bottle at boyis waist. Pie eating where, without hands,
contestants must eat a whole pie. Pudding feeding where the
boy and girl face each other are blindfolded and feed each
other pudding. Orange and lifesaver pass with five bo ys and five
girls must pass the object without dropping and withOut hands.
Gathering the herd where the students are blindfolded and
herded by noise to one part of the gym. Spoons where a spoon
ls run up and down the body, under the clothes, with a string
trailing. Needle in ahaystack, wheelbarrow, walnutpush, cracker
carry and jello suck. .
When the events were over the scored totaled, the senior
class of "84" was the clear victor. Juniors were second and
sophomores came in a close third. By the end of the day the
events are over but the memories of mountaineer olympics will
's the watering hole? bottom. The three legged race starts out.
its. Sherry Dunn concentrates on the top right. Lost sheep flock together.
bottom left. Alan "Jami' Jenkins and Amy Frlck spoon
read each other.
Altho ah the Mountainee Glymp ids
Perhaps The mosT imporTonT
parT in The producTion of The
NiTronian, The GreaT Book of The
WesTern world, is iT's sponsors.
WiThouT These sponsors conTribu-
Tions This book would never have
reached your hands. We, as
sTudenTs, have always sponsored
producTs and name brands
wheTher we've realized H or noT.
In The pasT year we've spon-
sored many producTs or insTiTuTions
in several ways. iT shows in our
cloThes, posTers, or jusT The
producTs we purchase in general,
we are Touched by The odverTising
indusTry. 4983-84 sow Pepsi lavish
a big campaign wiTh The help of
Michael Jackson and even more
designer jeans and cloThes indus-
The main charocTers, ploT,
and over oil sTory line make up The
NiTronian, buT wiThouT iTs sponsors
This yearbook would noT be
published. We Thank our sponsors
Top nohi - What coqu This group be up To? Above
- Mitzi Porter shows her TasTe. For right - Benie
Barkey sure could use a "break Today". nghT - Lee
WlThrow, Gary Frazier, and Mike FosTer show a
Touch of Class.
Top Ian- JIII HIII dressed for
the Job of librarian old.
Top middle - What an
awful large corsage. Top
rlghf - Lorl Miller gets Into
the prom scene. Above -
Floyd Little sponsors Nl'rro
In 1he Scariet Oaks Golf
Tournament. Far left -
Jane Elsender woltlng for
someone to reach out
and Touch her. Lef1 -
Arnie shows a ?ouch of
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Nifro High School's Ni'rronicn was
Iifhogrophed by Wolsworfh Publishing
Company in Morceline, Missouri. Melinda
Bird was The company represenfofive;
Cost: $25.00 per copy. Press run: 425
copies of 200 pages each. Cover: Four
color - Reproduction of a four color
pic'rure on whi're 400 lb. cloTh Millbonk.
Four color picture reproduced by laser
scanner with a PlasTi-Glo application. Back
cover: Bloch Ink applied with copy done
in gold with 2 pt. white Tooling line ou'rlining
letters. Paper: 80 lb. sTipple. End sheets:
Blue Gronofe stock wiTh Smyfhe signo'rure
sewn rounded, and backed. Body Type:
AvonT Gorde with boldface headings for
Block and white reproducfions were
produced in The school dark room by
school photographers. Underclass. faculty
senior and Team pictures were Token and
processed by Cardinal Phofogrophics.
Special Thanks go To many people
who contributed such as The Charleston
GozeTTe and Daily Mail Mefro WesT for The
use of several sports photographs,
odverfisers, patrons, foculfy, sfoff and
Kid - Signmenf
Dr. R. Veazey
Bill Currey's Bicycle Sfore Of Nifro
Clinfon Craig and Famin
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The resoTuTion of any sTory
occurs when The elemenTs of
The ploT ore unraveled, solving
l. s The quesTions and resolving The
I 'conflicTs ThQT have arisen dur-
wing The course of The acTion.
Any high school senior's re-
squTion, of course, Then occursg
when The end of The school
year rolls around. Final exams
are compleTed, BaccalaureoTe
is held, and Then The big
momenT in o sTudenT."s life e
' - groduoTion - finally occurs.
The Class of 4984 reached iTs
goal on June 9, 4984, GT 2:00
in The ChorlesTon Civic CenTer.
, The class voTed To have Their
cldssmoTes as The groduoTion
speakers. Valerie STeele, David
Sam and Bren are ready To go
The olrls and guys are waITlng.
The Saga Reaches lTs End
PoTTon, and Jim Freebersyser
served as The honor groduoTes
of The class.
AfTer The ,speeches and
musical numbers by Craig Finch
and The choir, The class began
To receive Their diplomas from
A special momenT of
silence was given. To The
memory of Porn Wheeler.
AfTer each had received
Their diplomas, The Senior
members of The choir closed
wiTh The selecTion, "Friends,"
reminding us ThoT Friends will
remain forever in our memories,
long ofTer we deporT from one
The Clvlc Centere
Mr. Moses "Tlxes" The falling curTalns,
Davld Auer looks nervous
Jeff and Tiffany lead Them In.
Lynn helps Trlna wlfh her fdssel. Brett and Lori owalf their dlplomos.
Steve Godbey proudly holds his diploma. Trlsh and BIII are on their way.
Mike. Randy. and Freddie - Clayton Blankenshlp escons Priscsx- Jlm Dlxon on his way up.
the Three stooges made If, lo Maxwell.
Todd and Kathy anr Their furn. -;
OK Guys - one. two. Three. Karen and Chrlsfy pose oufslde.
Teresa sheds rears wifh Cathy
Lynn says, "We made lfi"
Ii Leeks Like We Made ii
And so our siory ends. if fruiy looks like we made ii. We
have mer fhe challenge. We have accomplished fhe fask ai
. , , , hand. We have prepared a barf of our fufure, We, as cenirol
Grea'woud'v displays his dwioma- characfers of fhis greaf book of our weslern world, now sfond
mm and Lisa share m9 moment. on ihe fhreshold of a new story wiih a new seriing and
characiers, bur we know ihaf ihe barf fhe Nilro High School Angle and Eddie and a great yeah 1
. . . has played in our lives will never be forgoffen. We will be Mike Is as czozy as usual l
200 ' , l ' . - t ' forever shaped by the memenfs we spenf ioge'iher. , - -
Jim and Amy spend a moment logeiherl l
the yearbeok trio wraps it up
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