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No gum chewed while in uniform no hair combed in public, and not a single absence from a home game, these rules made up the life of a cheerleader.
School practices to rehersals, the Rock Island High School Cheerleaders began fulfilling their goal. They practiced shouting in harmony, and perfected mounts. They let cheering express their thoughts about themselves. Letting cheering aid a part in their lives, they learned the proper way to nudge themselves into the spirit of a cheer. The girls were taught how to utilize their spirit to the team's benefit. In doing this, the cheerleaders successfully fulfilled their goal, when they performed for school assemblies, pep rallies, and team games.
Pat Hallberg. Chris Gunsollcy, and Susan Krictcr, the chccrlcading coaches, taught their squads the basic properties required to polish off a cheer. Time was spent on learning words and motions to a cheer, as well as performing it together with group effort. With the help of the coaches, the girls learned to recognize what was required of them to perfect their moves.
Cheerleaders had more responsibilities than the naked eye observed; the frivolous restrictions, however, became frivolous when their school spirit helped to accomplish a victory.
(■citing ihc football tenon fired-up Nancy LcWarnc, Laura Poffcnbarger. Linda Burk-head, and Paula Carat try to May warm.
SOFHOMORF AND FRESHMEN CHEER-LEA MRS-FRONT RO X Stephanie Rohr. Lynn Stanley. Debbie Williams, Debbie DcS-met. Krit Blomgrcn. Corrma U ashington. Angie Quintana. Leah Asquith. SECOND ROW ( ryMa Jonet, Becky Beane. Michelle Cottrell. Stephanie (icllcrman. Julie Vassaka. Debbie Plechaty. Candi Hin c. Cynthia Terri. HACK ROW Michelle Keller. Kelly (iuthrie. Julie Wilson, Biffy Doctcrman. Shcryln Bohmar, Kristy McMillan. Jill Anderson. Pat Pugh.
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To find out a little more about Rocky students’ lifestyle, the Watchtower staff designed a survey that was given to students in their English classes.
The first question did not help anyone trying to get money from their parents. The majority of students in nincth, eleventh, and twelfth grades reported receiving no allowance at all. However, the majority of tenth graders said their allowances ranged between ten and fifteen dollars.
Of all students, only the majority of seniors hold jobs. The remaining classes reported over one-third having jobs.
Getting to school traditionally involved walking or taking a bus. At Rocky, only the majority of sophomores took the bus. Both freshmen and juniors managed to hitch a ride with someone most of the time. The seniors held the idea that it was best to drive to school in their own or family car.
The video craze apparently affected students. In all four classes.
just slightly less than half reported owning home video games.
College plans rated between fifty and sixty percent in all grades. Apparently students believed that going to college was important.
On the other hand, students were split on involvement in school-sponsored extra-curricular activities. Sophomores participated in activities most frequently, with participation dropping rapidly for juniors and freshmen. Seniors came in last by about two percentage points.
When it came to eating, students overwhelmingly chose McDonald’s as their favorite fast food restaurant. Godfather’s Pizza made the best pizza according to the survey. To quench their thirst, sixty percent of Rocky students felt Pepsi tasted best.
To anyone watching feet pass in the hallways, the most popular tennis shoe covered the miles. Nike earned about fifty percentage points in a field of seven.
In addition to providing the sur-
vey results, the staff of the Watch-tower collected maxims from Miss Johnson's English classes. These ’’rules of Rocky" fit into the description of the life-styles of students. tb
1. Those who daydream in class may have a nightmare on test day. (Michael Stern)
2. When the lunch lines arc empty, you know the worth of the food. (Julie Moore)
5. To do half your homework is to double your trouble. (Julie Moore)
4. To walk in the halls without a pass is to risk the vcngcnancc from a walkie-talkie woman with a flower in her hair. (Douglas Ward)
5. To drive a car to school is to have confidence in your insurance agent. (David Gellerman)
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VARSITY BASKETBALL CHEERLEADERS Hence Ki h. Linda Hurkhcad. Stacey Burton. Laura Poffenbarger. Hrenda Suarez. Audrey Farrar. and Liz Ccrunici.
VARSITY FOOTBALL CHEERLEADERS-FROST ROW Laura Poffenbarger. Dawn Quimby. Nancy Lewarnc. Hrenda Suarez. BACK ROW Molly McNamara. Linda Burk head. Paula Carat, and Li a Key .
Mr. Rock. Brian Robert . how that Rocky tpiril prctail .
Cheerleader jump for joy. a iheir team » ore» another touchdown.
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