Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1976

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Civil War history vividly came alive, through Hollis Hegg ' s portrayal of Abra¬ ham Lincoln on " The Way We Were " dress up day. Mud spattered participants of the tug-o- war attempt to wash the slime from their bodies without removing too much skin. Festivities Are Rockrific Other Homecoming activities included a pickle-eating contest during lunch. The winner Attilia Demokos won with the winning time of eating " a dill " in 25 seconds. Also a Mr. Legs contest was held between the faculty. Hollis Hegg ' s legs are the best looking set this year replaced last year ' s champ Al Gorgal. The-Way-We-Were dress -up day took place the day before Homecoming. The students were asked to dress from any day in the past. This year not only involved were the students and faculty, but also the community. Mayor Haymaker of Rock Island proclaimed October 10, 1975 a city-wide Red-Gold day in celebration of Rocky ' s Homecoming. " Now, those are sexy legs! " Hollis Hegg is the proud winner of the Second Annual Mr. Legs contest, dethroning last year ' s winner Alan Gorgal. This 1975 homecom¬ ing event was sponsored by Key Club. Part of the fun of a homecoming bed race is getting ready for it. 14 Homecoming

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Sporting elegant new uniforms, Rocky ' s Posh pickle-eater , Gary Bender , watches marching band struts symmetrically his competitors in amazement as their through the downtown streets during thie pickles disappear rapidly in the briny cu Homecoming parade. cumber competition. Homecoming 13



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Floating freely high above Rock Island, the helium balloons proclaim to the world, that the " Rocks are number one " . ) " Up, up, and away " Leaping high in the air, a junior bids farewell to his escaping balloon during the Helium Balloon Lift- Off. Panthers burn in effigy, while Mr. Spirit, Walt Gerber, leads excited students in a cheer calling for a victory. The bonfire was held in the middle oif homecoming week after the junior-senior powder puff football game. Homecoming 15

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