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Students Receive Academic Honors The second half of high school life brings with it preparations for the future. For the college-bound junior, one of these measures includes participation in the National Merit Scholarship Pro¬ gram. Those students receiving excep¬ tional grades on a national ba is receive letters of commendation. Students at¬ taining a specified high minimal become semi-finalists; this year Rocky produced Mike Dockterman as its semi-finalist. Time flies as every member of the 1972 graduating Top 5% knows. These stu¬ dents represent tfie working class of Rocky. After four years of striving to push that grade just a little higher, the honor is well past due. ABOVE: Mr. Voiles commends the following National Merit Scholars: John Cochran. John LaBare. Damon Short, Margaret Beck¬ man, Bob Ellis, Marianne Mcllvain, and Karla Slivken. LEFT: Leaders of Rocky merge in the top five percent. FIRST ROW: Diane Akin. Cassandra Lawson, Christine Buckles, Jody Rudd, Jane Appier. Debbie Andrews, Gwen Anderson. Vicky Votroubek. Patsy Gelaude. Martha Lundholm. SECOND ROW ' : Marianne Mcllvain. Diane Bengston, Margaret Beckman, Carol Clark, Laurie Begyn, Lori Goldsmith, Carolyn Green, Julie Versman, Tracy Mitchell. Peggy Sylvester, Karla Slivken, Sue Kohl. THIRD ROW ' : Sheila Newton, Sandy Burficld, Rick Black, Mark Greenleaf, John LaBare, Peter Kindschuh, Scott Schroeder, Paul Stetson, Charles Wiley, John Schwiebert, Damon Short, John Cochran, Neil Davie, Dave Todd. Lynn Liston and Pauline Johnston. 19
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Seniors Achieve Goals Sifting through a class of seven hundred forty members, through an admirable assemblage of National Honor Society initiants, and again past the top 5% of 1972, we find ten who have emerged triumphant, still breathing, wearing well de¬ served glows of self-satisfaction and achievement. Indeed these are the elite, excelling beyond their classmates in academics. Exhibiting ambitions, living in-depth lives for the preceding four years, deserving their positions, these are the big ten. And once again, the select, the maximum of Rocky intellig¬ ence, the 1972 valedictorian and salutatorian, these two are paid special tribute at graduation time and honor us by speak¬ ing at commencement. TOP RIGHT: The top ten students of the 1972 graduating class are as fol¬ lows, in respective order. John Cochran. Valedictorian; Mike Dockterman, Saludatorian (missing from picture). Lyn Green, Marianne MeElvain. Karla Slivken, Lynn Liston, Jody Rudd, Tracy Mitchell, Diane Akin and Debbie Andrews. OPPOSITE: John Cochran, valedictorian, leaves his studies behind him. ABOVE: Mike Docterman, saludetorian. gets into the picture. 18
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102 Become Members From ologopolistic industries to iconoclastic nihilism and beyond, the hundred and two members of the 1972 National Honor Society are kept in a constant state of awareness. This group represents the cream of the crop at Rock Island High School. Members can look to a past of long hours spent in the library reading Dr. Reuben, sleepless nights out on the town, eye strain from sitting too close to the tube, but still the main¬ tenance of a 92 or above grade point average. Obviously, the past four years were not all play and no work and graduation time brings much pride for these students. Society members receive much deserved recognition and honor at their induction service and banquet. TOP LEFT: H.S. officers are John Chiebert, president; Tracy Mitchell, trea¬ surer; Pete Kindschuh, secretary; and Charles Wiley vice-president. ABOVE: Members of the National Honor Society are: FIRST ROW; V. Ackerman, D. Akin, G. Anderson, D. Andrews. J. Appier, M. Beckman, L. Begyn, D. Bengston, C. Black. SECOND ROW: D. Boostrom, C. Buckles, S. Burfield, R Burgess, C. Clark, J. Cochran. THIRD ROW: D. Darr. N. Davie, D. Day, J. DeWitt, M. Dockterman, M. Domlin, D. Drake, R. Ellis, E. Essary. TOP RIGHT: FIRST ROW: L. Goldsmih, H. Golden, P. Gelaude. R. Gay, T. Gang, R. Franck, J. Franck, L. Foley. SECOND ROW: M. Johnston, P. Johnson. J. Johannides, P. Hotle, V. Hite, M. Greenleaf. C. Green. S. Gor- such. THIRD ROW: M. Lindholm, L. Liston, C. Layer. C. Lawson, B. Lam¬ bert, J. LaBare. S. Kohl, P. Kindschuh, J. Kettering. RIGHT CENTER FIRST ROW; S. Newton, G. Nesseller, D. Nelson, P. Murphy, T. Mitchell, J. Merchie, C. Mason. M. MeElvain. SECOND ROW’: C. Preston, D. Phelps, L. Peterson, S. Pealstrom, S. Pauley. T. Oetting, R. Now, M. Noble. THIRD ROW: L. Sergeant, J. Schwiebert, S. Schroder, A. Schmitt, C. Scherer, J. Rudd, C. Riley, D. Rider. T. Reese. BOTTOM RIGHT: FIRST ROW: M. Sparbel, M. Spalding, P. Soderburg, K. Snell, K. Slivken, D. Short, R. Sheil. SECOND ROW’: C. Thompson, J. Thomas, K. Tempel, C. Talboom, S. Swim, D. Strauss, K. Stewart, P. Stetson. THIRD ROW: B. Yakovich, C. Wiley, R. White. J. Wendland, K. Weeks, V. Votrobek, D. Todd. Absent from the picture were: K. Lincoln, P. O’Keefe, R. Sundquist, P. Sylvester, J. Tucker and J. Versman.
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