Norris High School - Sunshine Days Yearbook (Firth, NE)
- Class of 1977
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Norris District 14160
Firth, Nebraska 68358
1976 - '1977
Who laughed with me on Sunshine Days
And walked with me through foggy nights.
Especially to those
Who listened when I talked
And when I was silent.
Assistant Editor ....... .........
Copy Editor ......
. ........ Teri Diffenderfer
A Year OfSunshjne,
Love And Laughter
After giving 36 years of service to the school systems in this area guidance counselor
Mary Kettlehut retired at the end of the school year. Her duties had included
teaching vocal and instrumental music, mathematics and Spanish. Since the Norris
District was formed in 1966 she headed the guidance department, helping Norris Kim Shea congratulates mid-semester graduate Donna
students plan their future. Eggert following her mock graduation ceremony.
Norris High School, District 3160 is located four miles south of Hickman. The building was constructed in 1969 with an addition in 1974. The
school consolidates several area communities including Cortland, Firth, Hickman, Holland, Panama, Princeton and Roca.
Chris Kechely and Iackie Prange examine with interest an assignment in Mr. Weber's
biology class. This science course is chosen by many sophomore students.
Doug Harper gives a big hand for a skit prepared by five girls at the
pep rally before the conference basketball tourneys.
Sunshine Days Always Come Back
Always come back
When I think
They are gone forever.
Wait above the hills
When I plan
To watch the stars.
Sometimes sunshine days
End in foggy nights
But foggy nights always
End in sunshine days.
Itis knowing that
It's the waiting
-james Ka vanaugh
'From SUNSHINE DAYS AND FOGGY
NIGHTS by Iames Kavanaugh. Copyright lcl
1975 by Iames Kavanaugh. Reprinted by
permission of the publishers, E. P. Dutton. '
As the band departs for the Harvest of Harmony Parade, Bruce Docter glances over his trumpet
and surveys the situation while other band members assemble themselves.
Beth Balderson aids teammate Kris Ietton in a
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Phillip Tenl-lulzen, a seventh grade general art student, investigates the texture of the pottery
wheel. This aids in the discovery of the grain and nap of a surface.
It takes both
and the rain
To make a rainbow.
There Is Never A Cloud That
The Sun Won 't Shine Through
When you 'ro lonely
I wish you love
When you're down
I wish you joy
When you're troubled
I wish you peace
When things are Complicated
I Wish you simple beauty
When things are chaotic
I wish you inner silence
When things look empty
I Wish you hope
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Gridders Win Homecoming Game
With the discontinuation of the Pep
Club the cheerleaders were responsible for
preparing the homecoming dance.
The day started off with each class
decorating their assigned hall for Spirit Day.
During the pep rally it was announced that
the seniors had won the Spirit Trophy with
the theme, "Titans Co for Big Came." The
juniors were close behind with the theme,
"Titans Put the Vikings in the Funnies." In
third place were the sophomores with their
theme, "We're Barnstorming for a Victory."
Following them were the freshman whose
theme was, "We're Fuedin' for a Victory."
Adding a highlight to the dance was the
fact that the Titans had officially conquered
the Vikings with a score of 31-6. The
entertainment at the dance was provided by
Whale. The royalty was then announced by
the 1975-76 senior attendants Brad VanS-
chooten and Kerri Schmidt. The crown
bearers were Mathew Weber and Iana
Homecoming royalty: FRONT ROW- Queen C. Attendants, Chris Kechely, L. Berks: Freshman
Boesiger, King S. Hietbrink. BACK ROW- Senior Attendants, Ieralyn Graves, E. Baldersong lunior
Attendants, Ianet Graves, B. Gillettg Sophomore Attendants, B. Balderson, R. VanSchooten.
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Decorated by the senior class, the hall winning the spirit trophy vividly expresses their
theme, "Titans Go for Big Game." Look out for wild elephants.
Enthusiasm shows on the faces of band members playing during the pep rally which Cindy Kunz helps to prepare the multipurpose room
preceded the Titan victory at their homecoming game. for the Homecoming dance.
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Revival Of The A11-School Play
"The Death and Life of Sneaky
Fitch," a western parody, was cho-
sen for the revival of the All-School
Play at Norris. The play, directed by
Brenda Thies, takes place in Gopher
Gulch, an 1890's western town.
Gopher Gulch has all the in-
gredients for the idealized myth.
Everything is perfect-except for
one small fly in the ointm-
ent-Sneaky Fitch. Sneaky Fitch is
the town bum. He is considered to
be the most lily-livered, low-down,
yellow-clean-through polecat that
ever walked the face of the West.
The citizens of Gopher Gulch
will do anything to rid their quiet
little town of the drunken scoundrel.
They finally succeed, or do they?
The Fall Play begins with Ioe Carter, better known as Charles Grass, becoming another victim
of Rackham's gun. So goes the "Code of the West."
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I. Schaepe, K. Huenink, L. Schenkel, D. Bulin, T. Harrah, C. Burt, C. Rice, A. Church, D. Gates. NOT PICTURED: A. Marshall.
G.Thummel. BACK ROW- S. Hartman, M. Niemeyer, S. Hietbrink, L.
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"B e-B e Birdie" - A Smash Hit
For the first time in nine years the
high school presented a musical. The
try-outs had a tremendous turnout with
everyone demonstrating their singing,
dancing, and acting ability. After many
tedious but well spent hours, opening
night finally arrived. The two-act
musical had a successful run.
"Bye-Bye Birdie" is a story out of
the 50's of a rock singer, Conrad Birdie,
who is being drafted, much to the
dismay of his adoring fans and his
manager, Albert Peterson.
In order to free Albert of Conrad's
debts and make him her husband, his
secretary, Rosie Alvarez, devises a
scheme to have Conrad give "One Last
Kiss" to one last miss on the Ed Sullivan
The lucky one is a lovely young gal,
Kim MacAfee, who enjoys the whole
idea in spite of her all-but-destroyed
boyfriend, Hugo Peabody.
Finally, Albert convinces his mama
that he is a grown man, quite capable of
taking care of himself. Hugo wins Kim
back, Rosie and Albert are joined in
wedlock, and Conrad is off to fight in the
Kim reassures Hugo, that even though she admires
Conrad, Hugo is still the one she loves.
Kim MacAfee informs her parents that it is no longer "modern" to refer to them as "mom
and dad" but rather, to their disapproval, as "Doris and Harry."
Word travels fast in a small town and as soon as everyone heard that Hugo had pinned
Kim the telephone lines were kept bush for nearly three-quarters of an hour.
As Conrad arrives at the railroad station in Sweet Apple he is greeted by a crowd of his fans, young and old, who sing their praises to him
Meanwhile, the reporter is trying to get all the facts about Conrad and his way of life down on paper.
Mrs. Peterson tries to relieve Conrad of his tension by
entertaining him with her more mature charms.
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Stairway To Heaven
Two shades of blue, white 5
and silver dressed up the
multi-purpose room for the
annual jr.-Sr. Prom. Couples
spent the evening enjoying the
wide-ranged music' of "The
Elastic Band" with a time out for
the traditional reading of the
Wills and Prophecy. This year
they were read by junior class
President Cindy Meints and
Vice-president Rod VanSc:hoo-
ten. Approximately 200 students
Fortunately for junior Randy Steeves fear of heights was no problem. Randy spent a great deal
of time carefully rigging the lights for the prom.
Crepe paper and foil kept the junior class busy
all day preparing for.the prom.
Playing for the first time at Norris the Lincoln-based band, "The Elastic Band," provided the
music in varied styles of music for dancers at prom.
A staircase carrying out the theme of "Stairway to Heaven" rose out of the cloud of balloons
in the center of the dance floor.
Banquet Honors Exoelljng Athletes
The Athletic Banquet was a change
from last year's pot luck supper. This year
the meal was catered by Pattons.
Each Coach was given the chance to
outline their seasons and hand out special
awards, The outstanding player awards for
each sport were: Dave Lueders, Footballg
Mike Remmers, wrestlingg Todd Hornung,
cross country and track: Steve Cooper,
boys' basketballg Kris Ietton, girls'
basketballg Kim Drake, volleyball and
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Coach Schmutte goes into detail about Norris'
successful basketball season.
Enjoying their meals of ham, baked potatoes, corn, jello and pie are Mr. Severson, Mr.
and Mrs. Kasparek, and Mr. lohnson.
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Kris Ietton receives the outstanding girls' basketball player of the year award from the
girls' basketball coach, Mr. VerMaas.
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Sophomore servers Becky Spidell and Iulie Gray discuss
serving procedures for the evening.
Iuniors Del Moormeier and Curt Tiedeman do their part in helping set up tables
and chairs for the Ir.-Sr. Banquet.
Citron Speaks At The fr.-Sr. Banquet
Guest speaker Peter Citron raps with Ardell Paulsen and junior class president Cindy
Meints to gather information for his presentation.
The junior class took pride in giving
the seniors a successful banquet. A change
from the past two years, banquet was held
the night preceeding prom. The meal of
swiss steak, potatoes, corn, rolls and salad
was catered by Hobbs' Catering Service of
The guest speaker was humorist Peter
Citron. Mr. Citron, the radio and television
personality, mixed puns and reality
together to bring across his message. He
spoke on failure and commented, "Failure
isn't trying and failing, it's not trying at
all." He stressed the need for continual
self-improvment. He mentioned that the
most important fact was not to get into a
"rut" but always to move ahead, never
being content as you are.
Graduation Day: A Brief Moment
The graduating class of 1977 was
the first class that went through the
Norris School system. Tim Conway,
valedictorian of the class also received
Norris' first 4 year regent's scholarhip
to the University of Nebraska.
Representing the class as salutatorian
was Kyla Walvoord, who spoke about
the winding roads which each
graduate would encounter. Chosen for
the class motto was "Not the briefest
moment-yours or mine-will ever come
again." Colors were blue and white,
the flowers that were carried and
worn were carnations. Special music
at Baccalaureate and Commencement
was provided by: Mrs. Nancy
Crabtree, the mixed octet, Ianet
Graves, and the Barber Shop quartet.
Will Never Come Again
Senior sponsor Iudeen Oelling and Principal Rex Pigg direct graduates Tim Conway and Steve
Cooper at the morning practice which was held the Friday before commencement.
Graduates to be Larry Lucus, Dave Hartman and Bruce Docter talk as they put on their robes
in preparation for the commencement exercises.
Valedictorian and four year regents winner Tim
Conway gives his speech at graduation.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them,
But I can look and see their beauty,
Belive in them, and try to follow
Where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Terri Weeks and Shirley Schwaninger stand in the reception line after commencement
exercises discussing future plans.
Life is fortified by many
Friend-ships to love and to
Be loved is the greatest
Happiness of existence.
As Seasons Change
Steve Rolfsmeyer shows his true feelings about graduation as he files into the
gymnasium where his diploma is waiting.
richer today than
you were yesterday
if you have laughed
often, given something,
forgiven even more,
made a new friend,
out of stumbling blocks:
if you have thought
more in terms of
"thyself " than "myself "
or if you have managed
to he cheerful
even if you
Senior Honor Society members Dean Lesoing and Rick
Hartwig leave the ceremonies with relief and determination.
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1 Southern 2
2 Wahoo 0
2 Wilbur 1
0 Waverly 2
0 Pius X 2
0 Centennial 2
0 Crete 2
2 Ashland 0
2 Central 0
24 Nebraska City 28
6 Platteview 8
16 Gretna 30
31 Waverly 6
22 Southern 0
4 Centennial 7
6 Wahoo 0
8 Ashland 18
6 Crete 32
24 Seward 24
47 Centennial 14
47 Ashland 13
33 Fairbury 17
44 Southern 16
29 Waverly 28
29 Central 25
25 Beatrice 26
48 Crete 15
23 Pius X 25
19 Wahoo 29
18 Crete 42
2 Southern 0
2 Wahoo O
2 Wilbur 0
0 Waverly 2
2 Pius X 1
0 Centennial 2
2 Crete 1
2 Ashland 1
2 Syracuse 0
2 Central 0
14 Crete 8
0 Pius X 20
2 Waverly 16
48 Southern 0
30 Seward 0
45 Seward 47
54 Centennial 9
36 Ashland 27
45 Fairbury 12
37 Southern 23
17 Waverly 10
47 Central 40
13 Beatrice 9
19 Crete 14
41 Pius X 17
18 Wahoo 18
38 Gretna 21
Fairbury Fresh-Soph Inv.-1st
15 Syracuse 45
10 Raymond Central 26
10 Ashland 26
2 Southern 0
2 Wahoo 0
1 Wilbur 2
0 Waverly 2
1 Pius X 2
0 Centennial 2
1 Crete 2
2 Ashland 1
2 Syracuse 1
1 Central 2
20 Pius X 6
32 Ramond Central 8
16 Waverly 6
21 Wahoo 0
16 Milford 0
41 Pius X 23
Nebraska City Dual-1st
50 Platteview 57
46 Nebraska City 40
36 Seward 45
80 Southern 45
69 Tri-County 47
74 Auburn 70
52 Wahoo 64
77 Ashland 69
58 Crete 54
81 Wilbur 51
63 Centennial 75
93 Falls City 55
58 Pius X 42
55 Waverly 49
72 Central 55
40 Arlington 50
63 Boys Town 47
55 Gretna 42
53 Crete 51
43 Fairbury 55
47 Centennial 30
49 Syracuse 41
51 Central 33
47 Waverly 53
58 Pius X 42
41 Wahoo 34
51 Fairbury 28
54 Beatrice 55
52 Lincoln Lutheran 46
52 Crete 49
55 Auburn 30
32 Wahoo 55
36 Syracuse 39
41 Platteview 56
42 Seward 50
43 Central 30
36 Pius X 62
27 Southern 38
25 Centennial 33
34 Gretna 38
51 Milford 46
56 Crete 59
53 Waverly 49
49 Ashland 37
33 Wahoo 47
55 Aubun 47
35 Syracuse 39
20 Waverly 26
12 Wahoo 10
15 Beatrice 20
13 Lincoln Lutheran 12
16 Pius X 29
10 Waverly 20
39 Platteview 53
31 Nebraska City 55
40 Seward 71
55 Southern 26
50 Tri-County 41
58 Auburn 47
62 Wahoo 60
53 Ashland 36
46 Crete 71
74 Wilber 23
73 Centennial 58
73 Falls City 43
56 Pius X 68
54 Waverly 67
58 Central 61
23 Wahoo 15
9 Syracuse 24
26 Platteview 12
21 Seward 23
32 Central 29
28 Pius X 40
22 Southern 10
23 Centennial 21
7 Gretna 22
48 Milford 20
30 Crete 48
24 Waverly 32
Kasparek Winds Up
orris Coaching Career
This year's varsity football team
ended its season with a record of three
wins and six losses. The team won over
the Waverly Vikings 31-6 in the
homecoming game. The two senior
co-captains, David Lueders and Rocky
Maas, represented the team.
In Coach Kasparek's career at
Norris he compiled a record of 44 wins,
15 losses and 4 ties. The coach had this
to say, "Although this year's team ended
up with a 3-6 record, the effort of the
players was tremendous and they per-
formed like winners, nevertheless.
Those players elected to the All-
Conference team included Dave Hart-
man, David Lueders, Rocky Maas, and
Steve Rolfsmeyer. Those who received
honorable mention were Bill Iacobsen
and Ioe Schaepe.
The reserve football team ended its
season with a record of three wins and
two losses. Victories of the season
included two shutouts, wins over
Wymore Southern, 38-0, and Seward,
Number 85 Ioe Schaepe catches a pass
during the Nebraska City game.
1976 Team Members: FRONT ROW- student manager A. Schriber, S.
Essink, G. Drake, R. Keller, D. Hartman, G. Henry, K. Kechely, I. Gray,
I. Boyer, R. Iohnson, R. Steeves. SECOND ROW- Student Manager R.
Mikkleson, T. Harrah, L. Snyder, B. Bechtal, D. Stueck, C. Arnot, D.
Doeschot, C. Pankoke, D. Simmons, K. Bouma, L. Wunderlich. THIRD
ROW- Coach Severson, M. Paulsen, M. Schaepe, Rick Hartwig, R.
Topp, L. Berks, R. Cramer, M. Ferrill, R. Huenink, B. Iacobsen, Dan
Wagner, R. Maas, Coach Kasparek, Coach Schmutte. BACK ROW- R.
VanSchooten, G. Mulder, I. Schaepe, D. Gushard, S. Rolfsmeyer, S.
Denison, G. Huenink, W. Meints, R. Vandergriend, D. Lueders, M.
The thrill of victory is expressed to Coach Schmutte by reserve football players after
winning their last game with a score of 30 to 0.
Co-captains Rocky Maas and David Lueders
inspire school spirit at a pep rally.
Freshman Team Gees Undefeated
The freshmen football team
ended their season undefeated.
Their final record was five wins and
A newcomer to Norris, Coach
Pool had a very successful season
and made this comment, "lt was a
most rewarding season for both the
players and the coach."
Freshman coach, Dennis Pool, gives some helpful advice and encouragement to player Ed
Balderson on the sideline during an intersquad game held at Norris,
1976 Team Members: FRONT ROW- N. Pfeiffer, S. Quinlan, D. Essink, Meyer, David Wagner, M. Lowrey, G. Geer, R. Snyder, D. Buhr, E.
T. Snow, A. Paul, M. Gates, C. Nolan, Ron Hartwig. SECOND ROW- Balderson, Coach Manley. BACK ROW- D. Kisling, T. Shoemaker, K.
R. VerMaas, Russell Robertson, T. Papke, C. Schell, S. McLeod, C. Spidell, I. Prange, D. Wollenburg, C. Prange, G. Hromas, T. Bowman,
Merry, R. Rademaker, P. Iacobsen, T. Snook, I. B. Church, T. Huenink. T. Rettele, L. Hoover, Coach Pool.
THIRD ROW- student manager R. Harper, K. Schlake, K. Oltman, G.
The varsity girls gather during a time out to discuss strategy with the coaches and to get
some pointers for the next half of the game.
Volleyball Girls Take Dist1'iots!
The volleyball team had a very active
season. The varsity's record was 8-5 and
the reserve, 9-2. Together they came forth
to capture the district trophy and were
given the opportunity to compete in the
state tournament. At state, the Titanettes
faced competition against Ord and won
one of the three sets. Senior Kim Drake
was chosen for the All-Conference team,
and Kris Ietton received honorable men-
tion. Kim Drake also received All-State
Varsity and reserve players: FRONT ROW- P. Trouba, K. Krieger, K. BACK ROW- Coach Brown, L. Lueders, B. Spidell, I, Phieffer, M.
Ietton, K. DeBoer, K. Drake, P. Matthes. SECOND ROW- C. Kunz, B. Schaepe, M. Cramer, C. Bouma, Coach Wayne.
Balderson, I. Prange, P. Printz, L. Ietton, D. Biggs, M. Helmink, I. Grey.
T eem werk Produces
A Winning Season
Reserve player Chris Bouma backs up Marie Schaepe as Marie jumps up to block a spike by
the Syracuse Rockets. They helped bring the Titanettes a victory.
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Senior Karen Krieger shows her experience
as she serves the ball.
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Reserve player Monica Cramer strives to return the ball during
the Wymore Southern game.
Freshman Girls Gain Potential
Freshman players: FRONT ROW- S. Liesveld, S. Boesiger, I. Kuster. SECOND ROW- M. Hollar,
R. Doctor, S. Gana. BACK ROW- Coach Brown, C. Moats, G. Manske.
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Freshman players stand ready for action, and watch with anticipation while Shelly Liesveld sets
up the ball for Iudy Kuster to spike.
The freshman girls had an up
and down season, ending 5-5.
Through the season the girls gained
the experience needed for future
years and a chance to develop their
skills, On the girl's season Coach
Brown commented, "I think they
have a lot of potential, and with
maturity they should develop per-
fection in their skills and also gain
Freshman Candace Moats serves the ball
with fortitude during the Southern game.
Harriers Win The NCC Title
The Norris cross country team
had a successful season and the boys
put forth a lot of effort at every meet.
They reached the top of the season
when they captured the NCC title.
Senior Todd Hornung went on to
place first in districts. He then ran in
the state cross country meet in
Kearney where he placed second.
Said Coach McCord of the
team, "This was the hardest working
group that has ever been out for
cross country at Norris. These boys
practiced by running before as well
as after school every day and never
complained. The two-a-day prac-
tices really paid off for this year's
Todd Hornung is all smiles having received second place in the state cross country meet.
Competition at the meet consisted of over 100 of the top runners in the state.
Cross Country runners: FRONT ROW- T. Conway, Leo Benes, T. Hornung, S. Cooper, K.
Conway. BACK ROW- S. Haight, R. Long, S. Hietbrink, B. Docter, E. Benes, S. Mulder.
Cross country runner Tim Conway shows intense
ability while competing in the two-mile run.
Coach McCord shows team members Kevin Conway, Steve Cooper and Steve
Hietbrink the agenda for the day's events.
Warming up for a cross country meet held at Pioneer's Park, the boys survey
the course of the race in which they received third place.
Team members Ed Benes and Steve Hietbrink represent the
long and short aspects of cross country.
Norris senior Todd Hornung gets a good start in his second year of state cross country competition. He placed second in the field of the Class
B competition this year, having moved up from 20th place in 1975.
Both Teams Post EVent.fu1Seas01i1s
"Girls Show Strength, Skill, Spirit"
Though they started out against
tough competition, the Titans won three
of their last five games. High point of the
season was the victory over the number
one seed of the district tournament,
Auburn. Althea DeVries was named to
All-Conference first team, while Kris
Ietton and Beth Balderson received
The reserve team ended their sea-
son posting a 6-6 record. Coach Aden
commented, "Our freshmen and so-
phomores are eagerly anticipating the
1977-78 year." He went on with enthu-
siasm, "with continued improvement
and a positive approach, the reserves
should have an excellent and successful
season next year."
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Bambie Kolder and Bev Cooper focus their attention on the court while coaches VerMaas
and Aden ponder the outcome of the game.
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Varsity and reserve players: FRONT ROW- C. Merry, L. Ietton, S. Biggs, Ieralyn Graves. BACK ROW- Coach VerMaas, Coach Aden, I.
Albrecht, B. Balderson, B. Cooper, K. Ietton, G. VerMaas, L. Lueders, Wood, I. Menard, R. Wiles, P. Vanderbeek, C. Moats, B. Baumfalk, M.
C. Watson, B. Kolder. SECOND ROW- S. Boesiger, T. Harrison, I. Hollar, Cindy Schell, student managers C. Walton and K. Swain.
Gillett, A. Menard, G. Reed, L. Lemon, V. Hestermann, K. Meyers, D.
Cori Merry concentrates on a jump ball during a
close contest with an arch rival.
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dribbles the ball down the court.
Varsity team member Althea DeVries skillfully shoots for two points while senior Kris
letton watches in eager anticipation for the basket to be made official.
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"I was particularly pleased with
the attitude of the nine girls and their
desire to win." stated Coach Aden. He
added, "Our defense was excellent all
year, as we held all teams played to far
below their season averages." ' In-
dividual game highlights included
Marti Hollar's offensive game against
Pius and Candace Moats' aggressive
rebounding against Beatrice.
Candace Moats glances around the court for a
teammate to receive the ball.
Freshman players: FRONT ROW- I. Wood, S. Boesiger, L. Lemon, V. Hestermann.
SECOND ROW- K. Swain, I. Menard, K. Egger, Ieralyn Graves, C. Walton. BACK ROW-
Coach Aden, C. Moats, M. Hollar, K. Reichwaldt.
Vicky Hestermann looks to complete a pass,
while being closely guarded.
Rick Iohnson starts off the second round of his match in referee's position during one of
the last tournaments of his senior year.
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his match as he awaits his opponent.
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Varsity wrestlers: FRONT ROW- I. Boyer, R. Fosler, D. Allen. SECOND ROW- Leo Benes, C.
Tiedeman, I. Gray, T. Hornung, R. Iohnson, C. Merry. THIRD ROW- K. Rodarmel, I. Schaepe,
R. Huenink, R. Cramer, Dan Wagner, Coach Severson. BACK ROW- W. Meints, S. Haight, D.
Gushard, M. Remmers, R. Maas, G. Gana.
The varsity wrestlers had a
successful 1976-1977 season with
nine straight wins and a ninth place
rating in the state, however, injuries
caused the loss of the last three
duals. The season highlight was the
victory at the Auburn Invitational.
During the year, 27 participants
wrestled on the varsity team. Lead-
ing individuals were David Allen,
Russ Fosler, Rocky Maas, and Mike
Remmers winning five medals each.
Seniors Mike Remmers and Rocky
Maas went to state competition.
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difficult "grapevine hold" on his opponent.
Senior heavyweight Mike Remmers pins his man. Mike also wrestled in the state tournament and placed second in his
category in the Nebraska AAU Tournament at Wesleyan in post-season competition.
Iunior Curt Tiedeman dives in quickly to gain a takedown in a match against
an opponent from the Ashland squad.
Varsity wrestler David Allen listens carefully as coaches Brown
and Severson discuss strategy for his match.
Reserve wrestler Mark Madison shakes hands with his
opponent preparatory to starting his match.
1976-1977 reserve wrestlers: FRONT ROW- S. Quinlan, G. Henry, M. Madison, B. Schmidt,
Russ Schoneweis. SECOND ROW- Y. Van Do, D. Doeschot, T. Haight, C. Schell, F.
Madison, T. Harlan, Coach Brown. THIRD ROW- 1. B. Church, R. Mikkelson, T.
Zimmerman, T. Shoemaker, G. Meyer, G. Gere. BACK ROW- D. Nolan, D. Simmons, C.
Pankoke, G. Mulder, T. Bowman, D. Wollenburg, S. Ianousek.
Reserve Gra ppl ers
End Year Strongly
One of the greatest assets for the
reserves this year was the large number
of team members. Said Coach Brown
"We were stronger in all of the different
weight classes than any of the other
teams we met, and the size of our team
kept individuals interested and motivat-
ed them to push themselves in practice.
Many of the reserve wrestlers are more
than ready for varsity competition next
The team took the Fairbury Invita-
tional and had several medal winners
and two champions at the Adams and
H1976-77 T iten B.B. Team BestEve1"'
Varsity basketball players: FRONT ROW- T. Elzey, S. Cooper, G. Rettele, E. Moormeier,
M. Schaepe. SECOND ROW- Coach Schmutte, D. Lueders, R. Vandergriend, S.
Greg Rettele makesa difficult shot overa Fairbury Rolfsmeyer, D. Docter, B. DeVries, student managers E. Wilhelm and L. Reimer. BACK
player in the final game of districts.
ROW- S. Hietbrink, R. Kramer.
jumping between two Fairbury players, Steve Hietbrink concentrates on making his free
Ross Vandergriend scores for Norris. throw while the ref reports to the crowd.
Reserve basketball players: FRONT ROW- S. Hartman, M. TenHulzen, D. Stueck, Coach Pool, T. Shea, T. Elzey, , ...sl
M. Mitchell. BACK ROW- M. Schaepe, B. DeVries, M. Ferrill, T. Wicken, D. Harper, D. Docter, E. Shipe, B, lzee Xllll A 'X at gg .
Bechtel, L. Berks.
Starter Tim Elzey puts two more points on the
board with his successful jump shot.
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set up the next play.
The varsity boys basketball
team ended an extremely successful
season with a 17 win lmost wins
everl, 6 loss record. Norris came out
on top in the Capitol Conference
Tournament, winning in the finals
Basketball pulled to the surface
real Norris pride and spirit. The
team had the student body, teachers,
and fans backing them all the way to
district finals where they led until
the final 4 minutes, losing to Fair-
bury 52-43. Even after this disap-
pointing loss Norris found them-
selves rated 9th in the state.
First team conference honors
were bestowed upon Steve Cooper.
Receiving honorable mention were
David Lueders and Ross Vander-
griend. Cooper also merited All-
State Honorable Mention.
The reserve team also had a
winning season with an 8-7 record.
High scorer for the year was Mark
Schaepe while David Doctor ranked
as high rebounder.
Ninth Grade Conference Champs
Placing first in the NCC Tour-
nament high-lighted the year for a
victorious 9th grade basketball team.
The squad beat Waverly in the first
round of tourney action going on to
win over Elkhorn and also over
Wahoo in the final game. The team
wound up the season with a 12-2
record, having lost only to Class A
Beatrice and to Waverly, both in
overtime. High scorer was a promis-
ing player, Kent Oltman. Leading
the defense was a valuable player,
Craig Prange, who captured honors
as high rebounder.
Russell Robertson fakes out his opponent to
secure an open path down the court.
Lenny Hoover ignites team morale by com-
pleting his shot to bring Norris ahead.
Freshman basketball team: FRONT ROW- Student manager R. VerMaas, E. Balderson, L. Hoover, Craig Prange, G.
Hromas, K. Oltman, Coach lacobsen. BACK ROW- A. Paul, R. Rademaker, M. Meindl, G. McCown, David Wagner, K.
Schlake, T. Rettele, I. Alley, M. Lowrey, I. Prange, P. Iacobsen, Ron Hartwig, l. DeVries.
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over a hurdle in the 80-yard highs.
Track Teams Show United Effort
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Ioe Schaepe puts the shot during competition at a York track meet. Ioe is one of the many
seniors who contributed his talents to the team throughout the year.
Practice after practice led the girls
to success when they made an all-time
first by placing first in their conference
Districts proved to be more of a
challenge for the girls, who came in
second at that competition.
Six girls qualified for the state meet
at North Platte where they ran the
following events: 100-yard dash, 220
dash, 440 dash, 880 run, mile run, 880
relay, and the mile relay. The results
were: Althea DeVries 1st 880 lstate
record in Class Bl, 3rd mile relay: Kim
Drake 2nd 440, 3rd 220, 3rd mile relay:
Candice Moats Sth mile run, 3rd mile
relayg Kelli Livengood 3rd mile relay.
The girls track team was the first team
from Norris to ever win a state meet.
The boy's track team worked hard
this year to achieve many goals, with
high scorers at every meet. To end a
good season, they placed 4th at the
Capitol Conference meet. They went on
to Districts to capture 5th place. The
Titans took three members to Omaha
Burke for state competition: Todd
Hornung, Dan Gushard and Gary
Huenink. Dan Gushard won the shot for
the second time in two years.
Girls Capture State Championship
Kelli Livengood completes the 440-yard dash
and comes in first in her heat.
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up-coming relay in which she will participate.
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exceed her previous marks in the long jump.
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first hurdle in the 80-yard hurdle event.
Track members who traveled to state: FRONT ROW- K. Drake, P. Matthes, K.
Livengood. BACK ROW- A. DeVries, C. Moats, Shirley Schwaninger, student
manager D. Gates. The girls placed first in Class B, a first for Norris.
Varsity girls' track members: FRONT ROW- Ianet Graves,
K. Krieger, K. Drake, K. DeBoer, Shirley Schwaninger,
student manager D. Gates. SECOND ROW- Cindy cchell, P.
Printz, K. Livengood, P. Matthes, A. DeVries, C. Kunz,
Coach Wayne, Coach Etmund. BACK ROW- C. Conway, M.
Hollar, M. Schaebe, B. Wissink, C. Merry, C. Moats, C. Shea,
D. Biggs, L. Stoddard, S. Liesveld. NOT PICTURED- R.
Mark Schaepe shows great strength as he plants his feet in the sand Todd Hornung, running the mile and two mile at the district track meet,
after a successful jump into the pit. finished second in both and qualified for state.
Boys' Track Sends Three T 0 State
Tim Conway shows tremendous energy while if
running the two mile at Syracuse. it
State qualifier Gary Huenink runs the 180 low hurdles at the district track meet. He
qualified after running the finals where he came in third in his heat.
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the 330 low hurdles striving for the finish line.
Dan Gushard, state qualifier in both shot and discus shows great form as he puts
the shot. Dan took first in Class B at the State track meet.
Varsity boys' track members: FRONT ROW- T. Conway, S. Cooper, T. Larry Benes, Coach McCord. BACK ROW- M. Schaepe, T. Bowman, M.
Hornung, Leo Benes, I. Schaepe. SECOND ROW- Student manager, C. Paulsen, C. Schell, E. Balderson, M. Capps, B. Livengood, R. VerMaas,
Vlasnek, E. Wilhelm, K. Conway, D. Gushard, G. Huenink, G. Drake, Coach Hegler.
Team members: FRONT ROW- D. Remmers, Ron Hartwig, D. Stueck, I. Boyer. BACK
ROW- Coach Breed, C. Grass, T. Wicken, R. Kramer, B. DeVries, T. Elzey, R. Egger. NOT
PICTURED- Rick Hartwig, Dave Lueders, Dan Wagner.
Golfers Display Individual Talents
The Norris golfers accomplished a first
in team history by turning in an all-time low
score of 160 in defeating Nebraska City in a
dual. Highlighting the season were honors
garnered at the Ashland Invitational which
included a second place team trophy and a
first place medal for sophomore Tim Elzey.
Varsity lettermen included seniors Rick
Hartwig, Dave Lueders and Dan Wagner.
Underclass team members Tim Elzey,
Branch DeVries and Rodney Egger also
received golf letters.
Iunior Charles Grass, a member of the reserve team, contemplates his selection of
clubs and chooses the most suitable iron for an upcoming shot.
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Friendship warms the heart.
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stands up to my anger
walks with me
works with me
cries with me
laughs with me
A friend will step in, even
if the Whole world steps out!
Seniors Unite T 0 Win Spirit Prize
Senior year is a time for making
those memories that will never be
forgotten. It is a year when friendships
grow deeper, because they know that
this may indeed be the last time.
Enthusiastic seniors won the spirit
trophy for the second time in their high
school careers. Many class members
contributed to the success of the winning
theme, "Titans Co For Big Game."
Exciting, memorable times included
homecoming, district basketball tour-
neys, bike races, prom and, ultimately,
Although the 84 members of the
senior class will each go their separate
ways in life there will always be a
common link that will bind them, "the
graduating class of 1977."
Senior class officers were elected at beginning of 1976-77 FRONT ROW
Secretary Sara Faulder. SECOND ROW- President Carey Boesiger BACK
ROW- Treasurer Scott Haight, Vice-president Mike Remmers
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Dan Paulsen concentrates on creating a "masterpiece"
Cindy Watson works at stripping and varnishing a chair as a
credited project in home furnishings class.
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application in play production class. Karen DeBoer calculates grades for one of Mrs. Meyer's classes.
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Senior interested in business orientated careers often take Office
Practice class. Ioyce Price perfects her skill at the electric typewriter
during the three-hour long class.
Beginning Ceramics class was a new addition to the art
department at Norris this year. Scott Denison works at shaping a
clay pitcher on the pottery wheel.
"Titans Go For Big Game," was the winning theme for seniors on Spirit Day.
Posing as a gorilla in the jungle, Kevin Buis bribes big game hunters, Scott Haight
and Blaine Gillett with a banana.
Spirit Is What Makes Us Greatg
We Are The Class Of 1978!!!
Being a junior is a very eventful
experience. Always to be held and
cherished are the varied memories
of this special time of a student's life.
Important events include
receiving class rings and hoping to
win the spirit trophy. The juniors fell
a mere 17 points short of winning
this year. Working in the concession
stand was always something to look
forward to: even though it meant
freezing and walking through
crowds yelling, "popcorn, fresh, hot
popcorn," all night long. jr.-sr. prom
and banquet were the main reasons
for working so hard. The juniors
were responsible for all finances
dealing with these memorable
events and this year the class got off
to an early start.
junior class officers: President Cindy Meints, Vice-president Rod VanSchooten, Secretary Kathi
Huenink, Treasurer Becky Pratt.
Chris TeKolste and Loree Cook get together to show off one of the most "in" fashions of the
year, jumpsuits, which they made themselves.
Helping the cheerleaders decorate for
Homecoming, Bev Cooper demonstrates her
artistic ability for costume design.
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Clowning around, Bambie Kolder is caught by
surprise wearing Doug Harper's cowboy hat.
Lori Lueders, Pam Matthes, Linda Lowery and Ierry Kelly give avid concentration to
their Best Seller's book, "The Great Train Robbery."
Varied Activities Occup The Year
Cindy Buss, student assistant for science teacher Mr. Weber, calculates and
records final quarter grades in his grade book.
Lori Ietton and Tammy Eley waitin the guidance office to discuss the results of their
Between classes Glen Thummel stops to pose for the
camera in his own different way.
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After a long hard day of marching, Iulie TenHulzen takes time on the Allison Tempero, copy editor for the annual staff, gets off to an early
way home from a band contest to relax andrecuperate. start on her layout for the wrestling section.
Larry Vandergriend, Doc in the play "The Death
and Life of Sneaky Fitch," listens to the conversa-
tion at hand.
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Steve Hartman employs someone elses math paper
to check the accuracy of his own answers.
Sephs Have Style All Their Own
Sophomore class officers: FRONT ROW- President leff Boyer, Treasurer Mike Mitchell.
BACK ROW- Secretary Monica Cramer, Vice-president Chris Kechely.
When you become a sophomore, you
learn to acccept greater responsibilitiesg
with these come many more difficult
classes, new and challenging teachers and
a more serious look at future years.
Sophomores have earned more starting
positions in many sports this year than in
The Spirit Day theme, "We're Barn-
stormin' For A Victory," received third
place during Homecoming festivities. This
gave the sophomores the incentive to do
better next year.
Cori Merry, a sophomore at Norris High School, demonstrates her athletic ability in her last year of required physical education.
The fifth period class practices its basketball skills in the background.
Sophs T hjnk About Coming Years
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Ionae Gillett discusses the contents of a Norris volleyball roster with
Laurie Boesiger while attending a home match.
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claw" as portrayed in the artwork of junior Tim Harrah.
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from a snack in preparation for a big homecoming pep rally.
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Reserve football players Steve Essink and Ross Vandergriend relax in the gym, psyching
up before a game that night with Gretna.
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Steve Ianousek and Doug Doeschot listen attentively as Glen Henry
tells a joke, while Todd Haight studies in the background.
Improvement Comes With Practice
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"They're off and running!" The fifth period P.E. class warms up by running a touchdown
drill before participating in regular activities.
Connie Walton, with the rest of her English class
Doug Wollenburg, Tim Rettele, Iohn Alley, and Norman Pfeiffer burst out the door, eager
to leave their 7th period class to go home,
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pep rallies galore and dances by the
score. The year one will cherish for-
ever-the goofing off, the talking in class
and notes from friends that bypass all
else. Do not forget the fun, laughing,
crying and hoping that the freshmen, for
the very first time, will win the Spirit
Trophy with their theme, "We're
Fuedin' For A Victory."
Remember the good things, the
sunshine days, when everything went
just right. Special, successful, and
promising, the freshman dance theme
'mf' from a Langston Hughs poem, "Hold fast
to dreams, for if dreams die, life is but a
broken winged bird that cannot fly,"
pointed to the future.
Freshman class officers: FRONT ROW- Secretary Sheryl Parde, President Ieralyn Graves.
BACK ROW- Vice-president Tim Rettele, Treasurer Craig Prange.
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De1i1't Work Tnless We Do
Ienny Menard and Kelly Barnhill look on as
a classmate finishes the assignment.
Karla Hartman and Kevin McNeese help with spirit day
as they decorate a trash can for their hall.
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socialize, take a break before the bell rings.
Freshmen hold in memory the few minutes of free time, with no worries of a test or quiz, as
their teacher gets a film ready for the days class.
Lesa Eley thinks the best part of a school day
is the going home.
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Enjoying the benefits of participating in the senior high band, these
freshman pep band members exhibit their talent at a pep rally for the
Nebraska City basketball game.
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Kenten Oelling dresses up as a fuedin' farmer with a whiskey iug
and a few teeth missing as part of spirit day.
Darlene Berks shows her enthusiasm as she
works for an 8th grade victory.
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Honor Students Az'i1i1 Reee njtien
The Honor Society tapped 17
members during the year. They
were selected by the Norris teaching
staff on the basis of character,
leadership, scholarship and service.
Entertainment at the convocations
was provided by the East High
swing choir and the group "Still
Believin'." In an effort to raise
money the members sold ice cream
after school. Other activities
included a supper at Lee's for all
members and a brownie bash for the
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B. Cooper, B. Pratt, K. Krieger. SECOND ROW- B. Balderson, B. Kolder, Ioyce Price, M.
Niemeyer, Rick Hartwig, T. Conway, Kyla Walvoord. THIRD ROW- R. VanSchooten, D.
Lesoing, K. Drake, janet Graves, D. Nosal, C. Meints, Denise Russell. BACK ROW- Cindy Buss,
K. Huenink, G. Rettele, C. Boesiger, R. Cramer, M. Remmers.
Dean Lesoing helps Cindy Meints
with the Honor Society ribbon.
President Karen Krieger smiles as she taps the much
surprised but happy Becky Pratt.
All conference football members, Dave Hartman, Rocky Maas, Dave Lueders and Steve
Rolfsmeyer receive their certificates from Coach Kasparek at the athletic banquet.
Norris "N" Club members were
Q kept busy this year with several
money making projects, such as
selling activity calenders and
cheese. These projects proved
successful by bringing the club out
of debt, even though they had to buy
many new letters and awards during
the sports seasons. The group
completed the year by sponsoring
the athletic banquet.
There were approximately 38
new athletes who became eligible
for "N" Club membership.
Athletes Take Pride In " " Club
"N" Club members: FRONT ROW- E. Benes, B. Kolder, G. VerMaas,
C. Merry, Leo Benes, R, Huenink, K. Buis, W. Meints, R. Maas, B.
Docter, S Denison, T. Vanderbeek, Sponsor R. Severson. SECOND
ROW- B. Balderston, P. Printz, A. DeVries, Cindy Schell, T. Hornung,
S. Cooper, Dan Wagner, I. Schaepe, D. Gushard, D. Doeschot, R.
Vandergriend, M. Schaepe, T. Elzey, D. Lueders. THIRD ROW- L.
Lueders, P. Matthes, L. Lowery, T. Reichwaldt, Cindy Kechely, Chris
Kechely, C. Hestermann, K. Krieger, Ianet Graves, K. Drake, K. DeBoer,
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K. Ietton, S. Hietbrink, T. Conway. FOURTH ROW- B. Cooper, K.
Livengood, T. Printz, S. Albrecht, C. Kunz, L. Ietton, S. Hartman, A.
Schrieber, M. Remmers, D. Lesoing, R. Steeves, C. Tiedeman, L.
Wunderlich, R. Keller. BACK ROW- R. VanSchooten, L. Vandergriend,
R. Mikkleson, G. Rettele, S. Mulder, R. Long, I. Boyer, D. Remmers, K.
Conway, S. Haight, R. Cramer, R. Iohnson, B. Iacobsen, E. Moormeier.
There were also many members who were not available when this
picture was taken.
The band kept a consistent
record by receiving excellent ratings
in 4 of the 5 marching contests they
competed in. Among the many
contests were the Grand Island
Harvest of Harmony Parade and
field competition and the Pershing
The pre-contest concert was the
testing grounds for District contest.
The Spring Ensemble and Solo
Recital were also helpful during
preparation. District Contest at
Wesleyan highlighted the year for
the Norris band. The band received
the best rating of any band
competing with 10 superiors Ill and
2 excellents IIII.
Susan Zimmerman received top
honors by being chosen for the
Nebraska All-State Band and the
Hastings Honor Band Ieralyn Graves, Scott Pian
Chosen this year as drum majorettes were senior Ianet
Graves and junior Sarah Albrecht.
In The Sound O Norris
High School stage band members: FRONT ROW- G. Thummel, L. Vandergriend, S. Faulder,
C. Boesiger, S. Zimmerman, K. Crawford, M. Abele. SECOND ROW- B. Bechtel, D. Simmons,
M. Helmink, S. Liesveld, C.
Merry, S. Parde, Craig Prange. BACK ROW- I. Fuhrman, S. Mulder,
At the Pops concert Susan Zimmeman receives her letter for band
from Director jeff Klintberg.
The spirited Norris fans were aided by the
band at the District basketball tournament.
Receiving a superior Ill at District Contest were the Clarinet Quartet members Lori
Hornung, Chari Oelling, Kathi Huenink, and Kyla Walvoord.
Band On The Run
Brass Ensemble: FRONT ROW- I. Gillett, D. Harper, M. Helmink, K. Weber, Keri
Walvoord, D. Simmons, C. Krueger. BACK ROW- I. Fuhrman, S. Hietbrink, I. Wood, S.
Mulder, D. Nosal. NOT PICTURED-C. Pankoke.
After a hard day of marching at Nebraska City in the Apple lack Festival drummer
Randy Trauernicht takes it easy while waiting for the ratings.
Baton Twirlers icki Barnhill, Patti Holden, Nancy
Drummers and basses at Harvest of Harmony show mixed
emotions of dedication and determination.
We Are The Makers O MUSIC
Barbie Essink solos a carol at the Christmas
program with the help of the concert choir.
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Fuhrman with rhythm in a concert choir score.
The Senior High Chorus entertained on
many occasions. First semester concert choir
members attended the Capital Conference
Clinic held at Gretna. Three selected
members, Carey Boesiger, Denise Russell
and Iulie TenHulzen went to the State Music
Clinic in November. Carey Boesiger and
Denise Russell shared in the excitement of
being Hastings Honor Choir electees. Both
choirs also participated in district contest
held in Wesleyan in April. The concert choir
received a 1, the girls glee earned a 2.
Entertaining at various concerts throughout the year were sextet members R Wiles P
Vanderbeek, P. Flynn, C. Bouma, M. Helmink, P. Printz
Voices Blend To Bring Sunshine
Mr. Nuss, the student instructor who came to teach the second semester
accompanies students who sing along to "Brighten Up My Soul."
Treble Choir members: FRONT ROW- I. Wood, S. Parde.
SECOND ROW- Connie Buss, M. Cramer, B. Kolder, C.
TeKolste. BACK ROW- I. Gillett, K. Egger, V. Hestermann, C.
Hartman, M. Helmink. NOT PICTURED- L. Boesiger.
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Swing Choir: FRONT ROW- K. Spidell, D. Harper. SECOND ROW- Denise
Russell, C. Oelling, R. Wiles, I. Kuster, C. Boesiger, S. Zimmerman, I.
TenHulzen. THIRD ROW- S. Hartman, G. Thummel. FOURTH ROW- L.
Vandergriend, K. DeBoer, K. Oltman. BACK ROW- T. Vanderbeek, S.
Barbershop Quartet members: Denise Russell, Carey Boesiger,
janet Graves, Susan Zimmerman.
A friend hears the song
in my heart
and sings it to me
when my memory fails.
FHA - FFA, Both Are Going Strong
The F.F.A. started out the
school year by attending county and
state fairs. Last fall, as their money
making project, they successfully
sold many boxes of fruit. Several
F.F.A. members attended state
convention and six members went to
national convention in Kansas City.
The chapter held their annual
Parent-Member Banquet in April.
Eldean Moormeier was selected as
the Star Chapter Farmer and David
Wagner was selected as Star
It was another busy year for the
Norris F.H.A. chapter: their many
activities were directed toward
improving the chapter as well as the
individual members. Such projects
as home tours, cake decorating
demonstrations, and the organiza-
tion's annual family night kept the
The Sweetheart Ball is a joint
project between the F.F.A. and
F.H.A. Royalty is selected on the
basis of voting by each organiza-
tion's members. The theme of this
year's ball was "You Are The
Sunshine Of My Life."
Bill Iacobsen, an F.F.A. member, lends a
hand to help decorate for the dance.
F.H.A. members: FRONT ROW- Historian L. Hornung, District II officer P. Schwaninger,
Vice-President janet Price, President L. Iacobsen, Treasurer Karla Hartman, C. johnson, K.
Ianousek, V. Moore, C. Harrah, I. Williamson, S. Menard. BACK ROW- Advisor, B. Meyer, T.
Eley, P. Crabtree, L. Cook, Keri Walvoord, S. Tiedeman, T. Kness, Advisor Iudeen Price. NOT
PICTURED: K. Lamm, C. Meints, P. Mulder, I. Rollins.
The 1976-77 Sweetheart royalty: First Attendants Eldean Moormeier and Cindy Meints, Queen
Loree Cook, King Dean Lesoing, Second Attendants Kris Lamm and Randy Huenink.
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Sponsor Iudeen Price assists parents as they prepare for the family
night picnic held in Hickman.
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F.F.A. Members: FRONT ROW- Officers D. Moormeier, M. Remmers,
S. Haight, Dan Wagner, C. Tiedeman, D. Lesoing, E. Moormeier.
SECOND ROW- H. Schmidt, M. Gembala, R. Rademaker, I. Prange, G
Meyer, D.Kisling, K. Schlake, K, Crawford, K. Oltman. THIRD ROW-
David Wagner, A. Doeschot, C. Doolittle, G. Boesiger, D. Essink, K.
Haight, D. Remmers, D. Doeschot, S. Chenoweth, N. Graff, S. Hier.
BACK ROW- Sponsor G. Hall, D. Eggert, L. Snyder, S. Rolfsmeyer, R.
Cramer, S. Denison, B. Iacobsen, R. Meints, T. Bowman. There were
also 18 active school-age members that were not available at the time
this picture was taken.
As the result of the great interest
shown in the theater by students, a
drama club was formed. At the first
meeting officers were chosen, and the
goals of the club were determined by the
members. It was also decided that any
member who acquired 10 or more points
would receive a letter of merit. Points
could be obtained by being an officer,
working on crews for the fall or spring
plays, being in a play, helping with the
publicity of a play, and coming to the
drama club meetings.
The speech contestants were also
considered a part of the drama club and
through their participation in the
contests they gained points toward their
An awards night was held in May
and all of the members who had earned
enought points received their letters. To
show Miss Thies their gratitude for all
her help and hard work with the plays
and speech contests, she was presented
a gift of appreciation at the awards night
Drama officers: FRONT ROW- Vice-president K. Crawford, Points Chairman M.
Niemeyer. BACK ROW- Historian C. Rice, President A. Church, Secretary N.
Interested Drama Students Unite
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Drama letter recipient Glenn Thummel looks on as Miss Thies opens
a gift presented to her at the awards night party.
At the awards night party, held at Valentino's, Tammie Reichwaldt and
Susie Abele discuss future plans for the Drama Club.
ew Horizons Met By Norris Clubs
The Future Nurses of America
changed the name of their organization
to the Norris Health Career Club. This
was done to accomodate the members
that weren't necessarily interested in
becoming nurses but in other health
careers. The major activity of the year
was a field trip to Omaha where they
visited a number of hospitals and
learned of different health career
Creative Arts Club is a new
organization in which aspiring writers
can learn and experiment with prose
and poetry. The members of the club
submitted work for review, but also had
the chance to review the works of others
as well. A booklet containing the works
that the group accepted was planned but
never published. Members were also
encouraged to publish their work
commercially if they were interested.
Creative Writing Club sponsor C. Warner distributes work done by various members for
others to critique in preparation for the publication of a booklet.
Norris Health Career Club members: FRONT ROW- T. Eley, C. Cindy Schell, D. Thavanet, K. Huenink, D. Gates, L. Lueders, C. Kunz,
Tekolste, C. Forsgren, C. Olson, Kyla Walvoord, P. Matthes, L. Iacobsen, Denise Wagner, K. DeBoer, Sponsor B. Rakes, K. Harrison, lane!
S. TeSelle, L. Lowery, K. Drake, B. Balderson, D. Bulin. BACK ROW- Graves, C. Oelling.
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This year's FBLA schedule began
with an open house for the state officers.
This included a tour of the Norris
Business Department. Profits from their
traditional sale of candy bars sent
members to Omaha for the State FBLA
Convention. Meriting awards were:
Roxie Aden, Typewriting Ig Kyla
Walvoord, Business Math: Ioyce Price,
As a FBLA project the members invited the state officers to our school where they
entertained them at lunch and throughout the day in the business department.
FBLA Girls Attend Con vention
The Norris FBLA members: FRONT ROW- President Denise Russell, Secretary Ioyce Price,
Treasurer Kyla Walvoord, Vice-president Sara Faulder. BACK ROW- Cindy Kechely, Chris
Kechely, M. Topp, Ianet Price, D. Saathoff, V. Barnhill, R. Aden, Sponsor F. Gee, I. Essink. NOT
PICTURED- A. Menard, D. Biggs.
FBLA President Denise Russell turns to
answer a fellow member's question.
HS Gets Marquee From Council
Student council members: FRONT ROW- Treasurer B. Gillett, Secretary K. Krieger, I. Wood,
President D. Lesoing, Connie Buss, Vice-president Rick Hartwig. BACK ROW- R. VanSchooten,
B. Kolder, Ieralyn Graves, M. Helmink.
The marquee is just one of the
many benefits for the student body
that the student council has added to
Norris in the past few years.
Members are kept active changing
the letters every time something new
comes up. The marquee is decorated
with a titan head at the top in the
school colors of red, white, and blue.
Representatives attended the
NASC Convention in November of
1976. They stayed at the Omaha
Hilton and went to many meetings.
The council held a traditional
dance for the eighth graders at the
beginning of the year to get things
off to a good start.
In April, the council planned
for a carnival and a variety show to
help fund the marquee. Students as
well as faculty members participat-
ed in the acts.
It's Karen's week to change the marquee and she
starts by putting up the wrestling schedule.
Carol Rice received a superior rating at
District Speech Contest with her oral
interpretation of prose.
Alice Church and Laura Schenkel were two
particpants in oral interpretation of drama.
Senior Kristie Crawford received a
superior rating at Conference.
Speech Contests Prove Rewarding
Extensive preparation by the
speech contestants and drama coach
Brenda Thies brought rewarding
results. After many hard hours of work
and practice contestants received four
superior ratings out of the seven
events which were entered at the
Capitol Conference speech contest.
Outstanding results were bes-
towed upon the speech members at
the Class A District speech contest.
Two superiors and four excellents
were merited, students receiving the
superiors then went on to state
competition at Kearney State College.
At the State Forensics contest a
superior rating was received by
Martha Niemeyer and an excellent by
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Speech contestants: FRONT ROW- Coach Thies, M. Niemeyer, C. Rice, A. Tempero. BACK
ROW- G. Glover, K. Crawford, A. Church, L. Schenkel, D. Nosal.
Cheerleaders Extend En th usiasm
Wrestling cheerleaders: I. Gray, D. Bulin, D. Mischnick, S. Gana, M. Cramer, I. Kuster. NOT
PICTURED: Mascot D. Thavanet.
The wrestling and varsity cheerleaders gather together for last minute plans and
preparations before the pep rally begins.
The wrestling and varsity cheer-
leaders were busy promoting pep and
spirit throughout the year. The varsity
cheerleaders experienced their first year
without the support of the pep club
behind them. The spirit was maintained
from week to week as various grades
took turns decorating the school. The
wrestling cheerleaders had the active
help of the Wrestling Boosters Club.
Varsity cheerleaders: FROM TOP- B. Kolder, P.
Schwaninger, K. Huenink, I. TenHulzen. NOT
PICTURED: Chris Kechely.
Studying other cultures and
attempting to understand them was the
goal of the Norris French Connection
this year. Their many activities included
a trip to Omaha in the fall and meetings
throughout the year. Each monthly
meeting focused on a different aspect of
Moneymaking projects including
bake sales and babysitting helped the
club earn money for their annual
campout, this year at Crystal Springs.
Bake sales held during the year helped raise
money for a campout at Crystal Springs.
In one French Club moneymaking project Carol
Rice babysits during a P.E.G. meeting.
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French Connection members: FRONT ROW- D. Biggs, S. Boesiger, C. Walton, S. Yonkey,
T. Harrison. SECOND ROW- Chris Wieting, K. Swain, K. Egger, D. Foster, Scott Pianalto,
T. Reichwaldt, A. Tempero. BACK ROW- I. DeVries, S. McLeod, G. McCown, A. Schrieber,
S. Abele, S. Parde, C. Rice, Sponsor M. Peterson.
Artists Create With Various Media
Art instructor Robert Hegler observes as junior Kelli Livengood demonstrates the
fundamentals of throwing a clay pot.
This year not just general art Classes
were offeredg added in the second semester
was a ceramics class. This involved enlarg-
ing the art department and buying pottery
wheels. In this newly created class students
are learning how to make clay plaques,
beads, cups, pitchers, vases and bowls. In the
general art classes students use their talents
for tissue collages, wood carving, ink
drawings, print making and oil paintings.
Both these classes encouraged a great deal of
imagination and creativity. The Norris art
classes are becoming more and more varied
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loe Schaepe shows his own artistic techniques while making a string Ceramics students Donna Eggert and Denise Wagner dip their pottery into
painting during an art class. a glaze to give a final touch to their pots.
Sunny Days Prevail After Deadline
"Sunshine Days," the theme for
this year's book, was decided on
after much deliberation by staff
This year the yearbook staff
took part in a state journalism clinic
in Lincoln. Other activities involved
a yearbook clinic at the beginning of
The 1976-77 yearbook photograaphers:
FRONT ROW- C. Oelling, C. DeVries.
SECOND ROW- K. Krieger, L. Cook, C.
Grass. BACK ROW- R. VanSchooten. NOT
PICTURED- C. Arnot.
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Staff Members: FRONT ROW- M. Niemeyer, D. Simmons, T. Reichwaldt. BACK ROW- I.
Spidell, Shirley Schwaninger, A. Tempero, R. VanSchooten, M. O'Brien, A. Church, N.
Vandergriend, L. Cook, T. Printz, B. Pratt.
Several staff members take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and move their equipment
out into the sunshine to work on their pages.
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Instills Golden Rays Of Knowledge
The 1976-77 school year was a
year of a bright administration. The
student body was warmed with the
enthusiasm of the teaching staff. We
had 13 new staff members join us in
the beginning of the year. As the year
progressed they became more in-
volved in the activities of the staff and
students. The total outlook was en-
Board retirees T. Liesveld and H. Paschold.
Superintendent D. Nosal.
The 1976-77 school board meets at the lanuary session with new board members who were
elected in November. FROM LEFT- President D. Ten!-Iulzen, new board members P.
Bentzinger and D. Vandertook. Returning members D. Egger, H. Schwaninger, E. Boesiger.
Principal R. Pigg. Assistant Principal W. lohnson
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jeanette Retzres After 13 Years
This year, as well as the additions to
our staff, we also lost a dearly loved
secretary. Ieanette DeBoer, a secretary at
Norris for 13 years, retired early in the
1976-77 school year. Ieanette is now
enjoying a life of home and family. She
is doing the things that her work
prevented her from doing in the past,
like remodeling and spending more time
with her family and friends.
Ieanette started working at Norris
when the school wasn't yet consolidated,
She worked in the food service for two
years: she then became the principals
secretary. In her years at Norris her
favorite event was the move to the new
building in the 1969-70 school year.
On her last day of school leanette
left the school a message which read:
"Thanks for everything, I'll miss you
"Good luck Ieannette, we'll miss
The guidance staff: M. Kettlehut, I. Slusherg resource staff: E.. Cross, K.
E. Graves the school nurse receives her swine flu shot. Boone.
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The Norris media specialist A. White. The French teacher M. Peterson.
Social studies teacher R. Severson. Social studies teacher R. Brown
The English department: FRONT ROW- N. Henry, B. Thies. BACK ROW- I.
Ritchie, C. Warner, T. Diffenderfer.
Social studies teacher N. Etmund
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The math department, TOP TO BOTTOM: D. Pool, D. Kuiper,
The business department: F. Gee, I. Oelling, K. Kasparek. L- VerMaaS. 0. Kuhl-
The science department: D. Pearson, B. Rakes, "Rex", P. Weber, R. Aden.
Home economics instructor I. Price. Home economics instructor B. Meyer.
The music department: L. Coniglio, vocal: I. Klintberg, instrumental:
N. Crabtree, vocal.
P. E. instructors: N. Wayne, I. Schmutte
Industrial arts instructor D. McCord. The vocational agriculture instructor G. Hall.
Instructor of art technique R. Hegler.
Industrial arts instructor H. Iacobson.
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The Iunior High Band had a
total of 72 members of this year.
They attended a band clinic at
Seward where 17 members played
in the Honor Band. Concerts were
held with the Syracuse Iunior High
Band and both winter and spring
concerts were given. The stage band
also participated in many activities
during the year. At the Papillion
Contest superior performance
awards were given to: 8 individuals,
4 groups and the band itself. Kurt
Vandergriend received the direc-
The chorus activities this year
included two concerts at the
elementary and two evening
performances at the high school.
Throughout the year students
studied rock, Afro-American music,
and constructed African instruments
such as drums, masks, and rattles.
Iunior high stage band members performed at clinics and concerts: FRONT ROW- R. Auman,
T. Kness, S. Elzey, T. Huenink, I. Kolder, Les Dixon. SECOND ROW- M. Kechely, C. Iohnson,
T. Barnhill, T. Verhoeff, B. Topp, I. Rademaker, K. Vandergriend. BACK ROW- Director I.
Klintberg, A. Schaepe, P. Welch, C. Liesveld, L. Grass.
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ROW M. Wissink, Karen Hartman, T. Verhoeff, B. Parde, K. McLeod, Hartman, C. lohnson, D. Mulder. BACK ROW- T. Essink, L. Rettele,
I Verhoeff. BACK ROW- M. Docter, L. Wedding. R. Auman, L. DeKalb.
Norris A Team
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Norris B Team Opponent
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8th Grade Rookies Gain Confidence
Coach Breed and team student manager Todd
Verhoeff discuss team strategy with Tim Vest and
Steve Pianalto before a game.
A As the 1976-77 football season
closed the 8th graders ended up with
a 1-3-1 record. A win over Centen-
nial spiced the season. The team
hadn't gained stardom and recogni-
tion but did gain the confidence and
experience needed to those who
plan to continue their football car-
This year's team was made up
of 40 rookie 8th grade boys who tried
their hardest and in Coach Gale
Breed's eyes, . . improved a great
deal by the end of the season."
Coach Breed looks on as his 8th grade rookies put in their practice time. The boys worked
out diligently after school every day.
8th grade football members: FRONT ROW- I. TeKolste, R. Baumfalk,
D. Bowen, A. Schaepe, S. Clifton, B. Israelson, M. Kechely, B. TeKolste,
Les Dixon, Steve Pianalto, Rob Robertson, D. Goering, student manager
T. Verhoeff. SECOND ROW- K. Swain, M. Tiedeman, I. Harrison, Tim
Huenink, S. Vanover, G. VerMaas, E. Spidell, I. TenHulzen, G. Tebo,
T. Vest, P. Welch, D. Wiles, R. Kisling, G. Schmutte. BACK ROW- I.
LaMarsh, D. Krieger, D. Lowery, T. Mattox, T. Misner, I. Ideus, T.
Havlat, B. Topp, B. Pankoke, T. Quinlan, D. Eggers, S. Elzey, Coach
junior High Teams Exhibit Ability
lunior high basketball team members: FRONT ROW- I. Harrison, M. Tiedeman, D. Eggers, G.
Schmutte, S. Elzey, S. Clifton, Rob Robertson, T. Huenink, P. Welch. SECOND ROW- K. Lund, D.
Lowrey, Les Dixon, D. Bowen, I. Ideus, B. Israelson, Steve Pianalto, G, Tebo, K. Boyer, M. Kechely.
BACK ROW- Student manager B. Topp, Coach Pearson, B. Pankoke, T. Misner, B. TeKolste, K. Swain,
G. VerMaas, T. VerHoeff, S. Vanover.
A determined junior high
boys basketball team and an
undefeated girls volleyball team
showed promise of becoming
valuable assets to the varsity
teams in upcoming years.
The eighth graders who
made up the boys basketball
team showed great individual
and team talent. They started
the season off with a victory
over Syracuse and ended with
the taking of second place at the
Raymond Central Invitational in
Something new this year in
sports was the start of junior
high girls volleyball. To prove
that the girls were interested
with the idea, they responded
with enthusiasm and ended the
Steve Elzey goes up for an almost sure score
after a pass from Tim Huenink.
Iunior high volleyball team members: FRONT lensen, I. Moormeier, L. Drake, V. Moore. BACK
ROW- L. Maler, I. Long, Carmen Schell, C. ROW- Christy Iensen, L. Stueck, L. Graves, K. Dye,
johnson. SECOND ROW- A. Graham, Cindy I. Kolder, Coach Etmund.
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Basketball team members: FRONT ROW- P. Timms, B. Essink, B. Bechtel, S. Menard,
L. Henry, T. Barnhill, M. Mitchell. SECOND ROW- S. Trouba, P. Doolittle, C.
Albrecht, K. Dye, Pam Essink, A. Graham. THIRD ROW- T. Kness, L. McGlosky, L.
Maler, T. Essink, L. Bowers, Christy Iensen. BACK ROW- Student managers L. Fosler
and C. Long, I. Moormeier, I. Kolder, Carmen Schell, Cindy Iensen, Coach Weber.
NOT PICTURED- L. Drake, K. Hier, K. Sullivan.
A and B team members, Christy Iensen and Patty Doolittle, battle for the jump ball
at the beginning of the junior high girls' basketball scrimmage.
The eighth grade girls' basketball A
team had a successful season, winning two
games and losing their last by only one point.
High scorers were Iodi Kolder, Lisa Drake,
Christy Iensen and Cindy Iensen. Leading
rebounders were Carmen Schell and Cindy
Iensen. The B team had a satisfactory season
finishing with a 1-2 overall record.
According to Coach Rakes, "The junior
high wrestlers, considering their lack of
experience, did quite well." Their efforts
secured a lst place at the Nebraska City
Tournament, 3rd at Gretna Invitational and
a 2-1 dual record.
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to show another victory for the Titans.
Ir. high wrestlers: FRONT ROW- P. TenHulzen, T. Bowen, D. Hassenplug, Steve Pianalto, I. LaMarsh, D.
Fosler, M. Walton, Cary Prange, M. Docter, I. TeKolste, M. Sanford, D. Flynn. BACK ROW- Coach Rakes,
Student Coaches G. Meyer and M. Madison, D. Bowen, D. Kriege, B. Pankoke, T. Quinlan, I. TenHulzen,
L. Kness, D. Lowrey, G. Tebo, Larry Benes, I. Arnot, R. Meyer, student manager B. Wieskamp, Student
coaches G. Henry and I. Boyer. NOT PICTURED- T. Mattox, T. Sanford.
junior High Girls '
In keeping with the traditional
spirit of competition, the junior high
girls' track team had a demanding
season. After several weeks of
practice they started the year by
winning the Syracuse dual. The
team then fell under pressure and
was handed two defeats, Crete and
Platteview. Wrapping up the season
in a tie with Waverly, the team
pulled together for a satisfactory
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Team member Cindy Iensen works to
improve her method in the high jump event.
lodi Moormeier easily clears the high jump
bar in practice preceeding a meet.
Iunior high girls' track members: FRONT ROW- I. Long, D. Schmidt,
S. Cook, C. Liesveld, K. Yonkey, V. Moore, L. Graves, Carmen Schell
L. Fosler. SECOND ROW- K. Sullivan, I. Livingston, I. Rademaker, B.
Bechtel, R. Snook, L. Drake, R. Hartman, M. Conway, C. Iohnson, L.
Bower. BACK ROW- Coach Pearson, M. Auman, B. Topp, R. johnson,
, Christy lensen, L. Rettele, I. Moormeier, T. Kness, Cindy Iensen, P.
Schenkel, student managers A. Graham, P. Doolittle.
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Seventh and eighth grade track team members: FRONT ROW- K. Swain, E. Printz, D
Bowen, Steve Pianalto, B. Israelson, R. Carpenter. SECOND ROW- T. Bowen, I. Arnold,
Bob Babcock, L. Kness, I. Hohensee, S. Garay, T. Eskey. THIRD ROW- Larry Benes, R
Meyer, D. Fosler, Todd Huenink, M. Walton, L. Hartzell, M. Eisenhauer, Coach Aden,
student manager B. Topp. FOURTH ROW- M. Kechely, I. Ideus, T. Caldwell, D. Dudley,
M. Tiedeman, A. Schaepe, Tim Huenink, B. TeKolste. BACK ROW- T. Mattox, G
Schmutte, D. Eggers, T. Vest, E.. Spidell, D. Wiles, S. Moats, S. Clifton, Les Dixon, K. Boyer,
I. Harrison, I. Menard.
In a considerably shortened season,
approximately 40 seventh and eighth
grade boys participated in track. Norris
won its only dual with Syracuse. The
eighth grade placed fifth out of seven
teams at the Syracuse Relays, while the
seventh grade placed fourth. Norris also
placed third at the Nebraska City
Les Dixon shows that hard practices pay off as he
wins the 100-yard dash.
The 8th Graders Are Moving Up
The class of '81 has moved up and
into the action this year. They, being
new and picked on last year, have found
their position this year as an older class.
The 8th graders keep themselves going
and look forward to moving into the
senior high next year. In their activities
this year they participated in the all-
school. skating party and planned their
own class dance for their first semester
activity. For their second semester
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EIGHTH ROW- Leslie Fosler, Gerald
Gardener, Doug Goering, Amy Graham,
Laura Grass, Linda Graves. NINTH
ROW- David Hanau, Iohn Harrison,
Karen Hartman, Rachel Hartman, Terry
Hartwig, Todd Havlet. TENTH ROW-
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Tim Huenink, Ieff Ideus, Brant Israel-
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Iensen, Sheri Iohns. SECOND ROW- Cammie Iohnson,
Kris Iohnson, Mark Kechely, Rod Kisling. THIRD
ROW- Tammie Kness, Iodi Kolder, Doug Krieger,
Iacques LaMarsh. FOURTH ROW- Teri Lasenieks,
Iudy Livingston, Connie Long, Dirk Lowery. FIFTH
ROW- Lori Maler, Tim Mattox, Lorrie McCloskey,
Cheri McDonald. SIXTH ROW- Sheri Menard, Troy
Misner, Marilyn Mitchell, Vivian Moore. SEVENTH
ROW- lean Morris, Iodi Moormeier, Roy Mulder,
Sheila O'Brien. EIGHTH ROW- Brian Pankoke,
Brenda Parde, Steve Pianalto, ViAnne Pratt. NINTH
ROW- Tim Quinlan, Mark Rexinger, Donald Rice,
Iudie Riffle, Rob Robertson, Ioyce Rollins, Alesia
Schaepe, Andy Schaepe, Carmen Schell., TENTH
ROW- Patti Schenkel, Gary Schmutte, Rod Schon-
eweis, Robin Snook, Mike Spang, Ernie Spidell, Laura
Stueck, Kathleen Sullivan, Ken Swain.
The 8th grade officers of the '76-'77 year: FRONT ROW- Treasurer
Doug Eggers, President Ernie Spidell. BACK ROW- Secretary Leslie
Fosler, Vice-president Rob Robertson.
FIRST ROW- Gordon Tebo, Brian
TeKolste, lerry TeKolste, Ioel TenHul-
zen, Mark Tiedeman, Pam Timms.
SECOND ROW- Billy Topp, Sharon
Trouba, Gary Ullman, Kurt Vander-
griend, Scott Vanover, Todd Verhoeff.
THIRD ROW- Gary VerMaas, Tim
Vest, Valerie Volf, Pat Welch, Kevin
Whisman, Cathy Wieting. FOURTH
ROW- Dee Wiles, lulie Williams, Scott
Wolfe, Sheri Yates, Duane Yonkey, Lori
Zimmerman. NOT PICTURED- Beth
Bechtel, Kriss Buchholz, Lola Doeschot,
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The class of '81 decides what their second semester activity will be. Class meetings were
conducted by President Ernie Spidell and sponsored by Mr. Aden.
8th grade secretary, Leslie Fosler, takes suggestions
from class members for future plans.
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Ierry Vanderbeek learns that getting a drink is a good
excuse to get out of study hall.
The 7th grade class officers of 1976-1977 year: Secretary-treasurer Mike Eisenhauer,
Vice-president Ioel Hohensee, President Cindy Liesveld.
7th graders are quick to realize
that junior high is a whole new
experience with seven classes a day,
homework daily, no recesses, and,
something new in high school this
Holding the traditions of 7th
graders before them, they held their
annual roller skating party in the
fall, and, in the spring, they had a
pizza party and an all-day picnic.
Although they had busy
schedules, everyone found time to
have fun with their friends.
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FIRST ROW- Brenda Arnot,
Iimmy Arnot, Marcia Auman.
SECOND ROW- Rhonda Auman,
Bryan Babcock, Deb Babcock.
THIRD ROW- Wendy Battiste,
Randy Baumfalk, Christy Behrends.
FOURTH ROW- Larry Benes,
Holly Bine, Mike Borowiak.
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Words, Actions, And Thoughts
FIRST ROW- Tom Bowen, Iulie Chenoweth,
Lorinda Chisholm, Sandy Cook. SECOND
ROW- Doug Crabtree, Ian Damsteegt, Rick
DeBoer, Steve DeBoer. THIRD ROW- Lynn
DeKalb, Merlyn Doctor, Patsy Doeschot, Sarah
Dorssom. FOURTH ROW- Mike Eisenhauer,
Tony Eskey, Patty Essink, Mary Ferrill. FIFTH
ROW- Dick Flynn, Donald Fosler, Stuart
Garay, Karen Griffin. SIXTH ROW- T. I.
Haight, Iulie Halverstadt, Lynn Hartzell, Myron
Heusingvelt, Ioel Hohensee, Susie Hromas,
Todd Huenink, Robin Iackson, Rhonda Iohnson.
SEVENTH ROW- Shauna Iones, Rhonda
Kisling, Lanny Kness, Dawn Krueger, Tami
Kubik, Mike Lasenieks. EIGHTH ROW- Iudy
Long, Cindy Liesveld, Sonya Lundy, Ienny
Madden, David Marshall, Missy McCown.
NINTH ROW- Karen McCinn, Ieff Menard,
Ronnie Meyer, Brian Mulder, Diane Mulder,
Larry Benes participates in a beginning art class, one of the many junior
high electives that is offered.
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Perrin, Cary Prange, Kurt Prange,
Ed Printz, Amy Quinlan, Iody
Rademaker. SECOND ROW- Lisa
Rettele, Karen Rodarmel, Shannon
Rolfsmeyer, Diane Ruel, Henry
Sader, Mike Sanford, Todd Sanford.
THIRD ROW- Shelley Schlake,
Donita Schmidt, Glen Schmidt, Scott
Scholl, Brenda Shea, lean Shipe,
Ienny Stempler. FOURTH ROW-
Phillip TenHulzen, Bill TerMaat,
Deena Timms, Barbara Topp, Mi-
chelle Trauernicht, Sara Turner,
Ierry Vanderbeek. FIFTH ROW-
lim VerHoeff, Mike Walton, Lisa
Wedding, Billy Wieskamp, Dorthy
Wilhelm, Mary Wissink, Kim Yon-
key, Connie Yznaga, Brian
Ziemann. NOT PICTURED-
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Iunior high French Fries: FRONT ROW- C. Albrecht, M. M. Ferrill, L. Wedding. BACK ROW- V. Volf, Cathy Wieting,
Heusinkvelt, I. LaMarsh, T. Bowen, S. Turner. SECOND V. Pratt, P. Schenkel, I. Damsteegt, D. Krueger, S. Hromas,
ROW- I. Morris, D. Bowen, W. Battiste, I. Williams, S. Garay, Sponsor M. Peterson.
All T hat We Love Deeply
Becomes A Part Of Us
As we leave each year behind
a kaleidoscope of images
will remain in our memories
the goofing off with friends
the serious moments in the day
and the things that go with Coke
from Conrad Birdie and pep rallies
to track competition. . .
They leave their indelible print on us
Martha and Allison
Few moments can be found during a track meet for relaxation. When they are
1 available, runners like Mike Paulsen take full advantage of them.
Charlie Arnot, Gay Boesiger and Scott Moormeier express their
impressions at the end of another school day.
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refinishing skills by sanding down a cedar chest.
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Physiology student Tim Harrah gets carried away while studying the properties of blood and To promote spirit at a pre-game pep rally Sarah
exhibits his acting ability in an all-star performance. Albrecht participates in a skit.
Will you share my sunshine days?
Will you share the days of rain?
We can make our memories today,
To talk of when we meet again.
Our sunshine days, the happy days,
I know will never die.
Itis up to us to make our past,
Together, you and I.
My sunshine days are here and now,
I in happy, so are you.
We 'll be good friends and not regret
The things We say and do.
Every days a sunshine day, y V
Even those wih cloudy skies. 5
Because the sun shines from within,
Itis glowing in our eyes.
Varsity cheerleader Kathi Huenink introduces her niece, Iennifer Rollins, to the fascinating
sport of basketball during a reserve game at Norris.
Things That Are A Part Of Us
We Will Treasure Like The Sun
A hug from a friend can brighten up any day. Todd Harlan shows his favorite
technique lit works, just ask Ieralyn Gravesl.
School days should always be
remembered as days of sunshine,
including the days when it rains. In
spite of the rain, there is always the
sunshine radiated by warm friend-
ships and happy hours to chase away
We'd like to thank all of the
people who have helped to make the
sunshine days, and this yearbook.
To catch the sunshine and hold it
to be remembered, that has been our
purpose in choosing the theme for our
book. It's been a year of sunshine days
is to say farewell to the sun
with assurance of golden tomorrows.
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