Spring Valley High School - Saga Yearbook (Columbia, SC)

 - Class of 1986

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What really does matter? Have you ever wondered what at- tracts girls to that certain guy - the guy with the biggest smile or the bluest eyes? lvlost girls are particular about the guys they'd like to go out with, but everyone has in his mind what a "per- fect" date would be like. We've all got some mental picture of exactly who we'd like to go out with - our own Richard Gere or Don Johnson. "Really, a 'perfect' guy would have to be not only good looking but must also care about me and other people," says Allison Griggs, senior. Junior Lauren Vereen said, "Looks are what first attracts you to a guy, although they're not the most impor- tant. I like a guy who has brown hair and a very good tan, but taste varies. I think having a good sense of humor is important too." However, looks aren't everything. Physical qualities are important only to a certain extent. "lt's fine if they're good looking but lt's their personality that count," said Leslie Felts, sopho- more. Another quality that a "perfect" guy possesses is personality. ln a random survey of 150 students on the "perfect " guy, 87 OXO agreed that having a good or similar personality to their own is important. However, some people feel differently about having a guy with a similar personality. "I usually pick guys who have exact- ly the opposite personality from me. I don't know why but I guess it's a chal- lenge or something different," said ju- nior Lisa Catalano. Many factors play a part in choosing the i'perfect" guy, all of them varying according to the girls. Of the people surveyed, 42 W0 said where they are taken on a date matters. But in the results 73 OXO of the girls weren't par- ticular about where they'd go on their "perfect" date. However, of favorite activities, 30 Ofc chose a romantic din- ner, 39 OXO chose a party, 22 OXO chose a trip to the beach. "A really perfect date," said Vereen, "would be to go out for a romantic dinner and then for a long walk on the beach." Some people would disagree that there is a perfect person out there and many are still searching. But, however you feel about finding "Mr Right", there is always that one guy that makes you nervous, paranoid and will- ing to take five tardies just to see him stand at his locker to do nothing but get his books out. Tara Tolson Real perfection

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On May 31, 1985, Claudia Beck, Michael Beachurn. nd C ' ' ' hristrne Battle got together with 363 other Valley graduates to sing the Alma Mater for the very last time. graduates Valerie Canzater, Wanda Green. Althea Branch get ready for their walk across stage at the Carolina Coliseum. Graduate Mark Collins prepares with David Knight, Viking Shield sponsor, for the 1985 graduation cere- mony. It can't be over now As I watch the graduates walk across the floor of the Carolina Colli- seum I feel a pang ot sadness go through me. This might be the last time I ever see some of these peo- ple. The year has gone by too quickly and these young men and women on the floor shouldn't be graduating now. lt's too soon. Suddenly everyone is seated and all becomes quiet. My favorite Pe- dro, John Synn, gives the welcome, followed by Brian Albrecht who says the invocation. After they are seated Jennifer Dargan leads the pledge of allegiance and everyone sings the national anthem. Kevin Mills, my favorite boyfriend, starts his salutatory address. Sitting on the floor as an honorary guest of his, I have a spectacular view of the stage. Trying not to let my emotions get the best of me, I try to hold back my tears, but they fall carelessly down my cheek. I make no attempt to wipe them away. I say to myself, 'lt's alright to cry. lt's graduation." The Viking singers remind me, "lt's time for moving on." Another tear jerker. Graduation is supposed to be a happy and joyous time - or is it? The audience is speechless ex- cept for a few sniffles and rustling programs. The graduation ceremo- ny is a reverent occassion. Erin Thigpen gives the class ad- dress. Her stage presence reminds us that this is "opening night." The most time consuming part of graduation and the most precious to parents, the presentation of the class of 1985 and the diplomas be- gins -- some walk across the stage with joy and some with fears, but all the graduates walk with pride. Mary Anderson's valedictory speech emphasizes the pride of all the students as well as the fierce competition that many have exper- ienced at Spring Valley. These quali- ties that have started at Spring Val- ley will continue to develop in the real world, she says. Jimmy Larsen gives the benedic- tion. The ceremony is almost over. All of a sudden the band strikes up the alma mater. No, graduation can't be over. lt's too soon. Ann Gill



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Is it looks or personality that counts? What does a guy look for when he picks a girl to ask out? There are a lot of girls who'd like to know. "I like a girl who likes to talk a lot about something interesting, I don't like a girl to be fake. I'd also want her to joke a lot," senior Matt Buffum said. "The perfect girl is sweet and caring but independent. She knows when to say something that'll make you feel good and she's friendly and very out- going," senior Jeff Daily said. The one question most girls ask is "do looks matter a lot?" 806 of guys surveyed said physical qualities do matter, and 92 WD said, her smile, eyes and legs were the most attractive fea- tures. "A body doesn't make a girl, it's what's in her heart that counts, but it does help if she has a nice figure," Buffum said. "I also like dark, tan legs." "I like a girl with brown hair, blue eyes, and kind of long, nice legs. But personality counts just as much," ju- nior Sterling Laney commented. According to 85 OXO of the guys sur- veyed, girls that smart off and baby talk bother them. However, other things can bother guys too, aside from the girl's language. "I don't like it when girls think they're better than other people, or look down on them because they're not like themselves," Billy Burchel, senior said. "lt bothers me when girls wear a lot of make-up. A little bit is O.K., but I think a girl should be as natural as she can be. I like to see a girl wear as little make-up as possible," Laney said. Seventy-five percent of the guys sur- veyed felt that relationships should be kept 50-50 as far as making decisions is concerned. "From my experience, for a relation- ship to exist, both people have to be happy, and in order to do this, deci- sions must be made together," ac- cording to junior Mark Hayes. lt's easy to see the guys can be just as particular about the girls they choose, as the girls are about choosing the perfect guy. The thing we've all got to realize is that "perfection" is in the eyes of the beholder, and somewhere there is somebody for each and every one of us. Tara Tolson

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