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

 - Class of 1983

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In work, school and fun Students adjust Fashions at the Rock got on the right track. The style moved away from preppy and on into punk. Turned up collars and slicked back hair prevailed. Along with the change in style came the raise in prices, which prompted students to think about spending money, and sent them out pounding the pavements to get jobs. It also sent them into banks to open savings accounts. Seniors also began to think about prices of colleges and they looked into opening credit and savings accounts, as well as student loans and scholarships. Before the students left for college, however, three of the seniors attempted to get the school administration in groove with the students. These three posed as the student school board representatives. They were Steve Katz, Chris Cockcrill, and Anthony McGee. They took a positive approach at changing the school to fit the needs of the student body, instead of the usual negative attitude that shot down most proposals. The students had clearly made an attempt at getting the school on the right track and with some minor set backs, achieved this. Instead of letting others do their work for them, some students took to doing things themselves. They turned to making their own wardrobes, getting jobs without the help of the school, and even raising money within the classes themselves. The changes made throughout the year caused some problems for students, as well as administrators, yet the people at the Rock pulled its pride, determination, and its knowledge together to get the school and all it entailed on the way to the correct path. In short. Rocky was on the right track. Jacque Frey joins in a pirra party for the new youth pastor at her church. Bethel Assembly of God. At the Homecoming assembly, the crowd cheers enthusiastically as Dion Brooks and Paula Caras are crowned King and Queen. Rocky cheerleaders support their team with a banner. Cheerleaders not only aroused spirit at the games, hut also decorated the athletes lockers, made banners and in other ways increased sportsmanship and spirit.

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From the spectators viewpoint, the glory of victory sometimes overshadow the hard work, dedication, and drive needed to become a skilled winner. Yet, athletes rarely forget as they push themselves to try just a little harder. Dramatic changes Rocks get This in turn, brought bigger crowds to the games with more spirit and even a new Mr. Rock, to carry out the spirit into the adults and other Rocky fans. The sports program added new teams to make room for the new class and along with it added another way for students to show people that they had the right idea, by supporting even more sports and teams at the Rock. Rocky's athletic ability, academic ability, and the talent to show their spirit and pride anytime, anywhere, finally got on the right track and that was where it stayed. 1 A year had passed and students finally adjusted to the changes. The athletic program changed, the curriculum changed, and the students changed. After the previous year when Rocky added a little more class, it came time for the school to set things straight, and they got moving again in a positive direction, with the students working and getting along together. The time had come to get "on the right track” had arrived. The students at the Rock did not have to work to be on the track, they automatically go on when after a long year of struggle they overlooked the set backs and continued to strive onward to achievements that made the students proud of each other, and proud of the school. Rocky’s academics metamorphasised and students achieved goals unknown to them before. Rocky students grabbed the National Merit semi-finals and the finals as well, which chalked one up for the students and also said something about the staff and the track they were on. Whichever one it was it must have been the right one. Athletic programs also took on a new look. The football players got it together to bring about a winning season and snatched the Western Big 6 title as well. After a tough day at school, a raquetball game just might seem refreshing and e en relaxing. Mr. U'ahc ssorks out at the Y with a game of raquetball. Stese Kata, student school board member, presents his speech to the student body. Unlike last year, none of the speeches geared at tearing apart Rocky administration or morale. S



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