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Page 16 text:
Have you ever wondered what at-
tracts girls to that certain guy - the
guy with the biggest smile or the bluest
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
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-
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
"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
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.
Page 15 text:
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-
It can't be
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.
Page 17 text:
Is it looks
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-
"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
"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,
"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
"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.
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