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Sophs Introduced to Rocky Atmosphere SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS-Ed Hamming, President; Lee Nelson, Vice-President; and Chris Paul, Secretary - represent new faces, new ideas, new problems—a new image for Rocky High. A sophomore enters Rock Island high school, faced with new challenges, untold changes, promising chances for success. Before him lie three years of high school — behind him lie the influences of gfrade school, junior high —within him lie the un¬ tapped potentialities of an identity to be dis¬ covered, mulled over, and worn with pride. He enters Rocky as one among many—a member of a class of 765 students. This fact is a sense of pride to him —his classmates are his companions in an adventure of un¬ known size, quality, excitement. He views his school with a detached air of criticism —and a fierce sense of privilege. He enters into school activities—club mem¬ berships swell as the ranks of sophomores discover their places among the many es¬ tablished lives of Rocky. He becomes a part of sophomore tradi¬ tions—a balcony seat during assemblies, the Sophomore Mixer, Driver’s Theory, Soph¬ omore Problems. He devours Julius Ceasar, Silas Marner, and plane geometry with a determined sense of purpose. He dives into the swimming pool for the first time —and afterward faces the understanding smiles of classmates with dripping hair and damp¬ ened enthusiasm. He forms a nucleus around which school loyalty can grow. Sophomore cheerleaders are elected to bolster the yells of the balcony, the spirits of the school. He is a part of a class which assembles a football and a bas¬ ketball team, and moves into a preliminary place of prominence in other school sports. He enters Rocky as an individual — not knowing what to expect, but not expecting exactly what he gets. He learns to sort good from bad. quality from quantity, knowledge from “know-it-all.” He discovers his poten¬ tiality and asks himself what he can do to get the most fr om his ability as a scholar, a friend, a personality. A sophomore erlters Rocky to find him¬ self as he discovers the world around him. His first year passes quickly—he grows a little. 120 Sophomores
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Candace Willhite Daniel Williams James Williams Patricia Williams Phillip Williams Virginia Williamson Dennis Wilson John Wilson Thomas Wilson Thomas Wilson Richard Winans Richard Winters Linda Wissbaum Gaya Wittevrongrel William Woeckener James Wolter Ronald Wood Theodore Wulf Bryant Wynes Richard Yakovich Ralph Yeater Patricia Yodts Deborah Zelnio Janet Ziel ALL IN A DAY’S WORK — Clarence McCombs, a member of Rocky’s janitorial staff, does his part-and the school reflects his efforts. Camera Shy Juniors Carlos Ayala Glen Eberts Susan Falkinburg Andrew Fowler Joyce Geier James Gillespie Kathey Gynyard Colleen Hyatt Jerry Hinson Daryl Hougland Alice Land Jerry Nussbaum Mark Pesses Donald Rhode James Rogers Edward St. Clair Christine Stalf Carl Stotts Eddie Teag ue David Wilson Robert Bevans Juniors 119
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Sherry Adams William Adams Lynda Adolphi Richard Albertson Donald Allbritton Michael Allen Shirley Allen Harry Allison Carol Ander Brice Anderson Bruce Anderson Carol Anderson Norman Anderson Paul Anderson Richard Anderson Catherine Ang l Doris Ang el David Anthony Dianne Anthony William Armstrong Glenn Arnold Marvin Arnold Ronald Arnold Roger Ashby Sidney Ashby Arthur Ashpaugh Lois Atkins Michael Attwood Stephen Austin Stephen Averill Dale Bacon Connie Baltzer Cynthia Banks Deborah Barber Steven Barnes Mary Jane Barnett Jeffrey Baxr James Bartels Fraiicey Barth Mary Barton Cecil Bates Sharon Bealer Donna Beam Daniel Beatty Sophomores 121
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