Tekonsha High School - Indian Yearbook (Tekonsha, MI)
- Class of 1976
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In Celebration of Our Nation 's
200th Anniversary Bicentennial
Probably nowhere else in Michigan is the tie between the community and its school system as strong as it is in Tekonsha.
Steeped in history and tradition which began taking root long before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Tekonsha has provided us with a rich heritage to grow with and to cherish.
It is fitting, then, that this Bicentennial volume of the INDIAN should be dedicated to all those who have helped establish the fascinating character of our community.
Rose D. Warwick High School
1T.H.S. People Over the Years
Stfeonsba liijb School $umnasiumTekonsha Schools have come a long way since a log structure on Walnut Street in 1863 and the brick building of 1873 (pictured below) that was located where Tekonsha Engineering is now. It housed grades kindergarten through eleven. The first class to graduate consisted of four mem-
bers in 1891. (Pictured on opposite page is the high school room in 1916.)
The present high school was built in 1958 and named for Mrs. Rose D. Warwick, long time principal and teacher in the high school. Twenty-six students
made up the first class to graduate in 1959. The new Junior High Complex was built in 1975.
The elementary school was named for Miss Emma PerineL a long time teacher of the area. It was built in 1951 and additions were added in 1962 and 1970.
4Students, teachers, and contemplation - °teachers being Student relationships at THS are
administration, all play an taken by surprise - ’’janitor's good; many times you see one
important role in the proper aides keeping busy with the many student helping another. Class
functioning of the school. The tasks that keep the school looking parties take their turn and every
pictures below tell a little about its best - ’’teachers and students year the classes have to pose for
what goes on during a regular day working together, but also having pictures,
at school: ’students in thoughtful laughs and fun times together.
5Indians Lots of Pride
Athletics h?is always been a part of Tekonsha Schools. Many improvements have been made over the years to up-grade the program. The athletic field was equipped with lights in 1949, and new lights installed in 1975. The
first evening football games were played in 1950. The gymnasiupi was built and first used in 1963, and the new baseball diamond was completed in 1975. Pictured below is Tekonsha's baseball team in 1919.
A Colorful TimeGlee clubs, plays, and ice cream socials, are a few of the activities that entertained students of yesterday. Today,
extracurricular hours are filled with homecomings, dances, and proms. THS 1976 was a colorful time with a new mascot, the
home economics classes trying their hand at gingerbread houses, and the boys cheering the girls on in a powder puff football game.A Rich Past Promises an Even Richer Future
It’s hard, if not downright impossible, for young people brought up on Burger Chefs, hard rock, and S. W. A. T. to relate to people who lived and died 200, 100, or even 50 years ago. However, we're remiss if we don't try -especially here at THS, where everything we are and everything we will be has its foundation in a rich and interesting parade of our ancestors.
(Top) Ms. Emma Perine and custodian Herme Bryan pose staunchly with grades 1-3, c. 1903. Some of these children, are now grandparents of current Tekonsha students. (Center) A cleaned and polished Tekonsha group (teacher unknown) c. 1914. (Bottom) The Tekonsha Public Schools staff - 1914.
SCIF.NC.F, AND MATH
(Below) Siudents study before an algebra test in Mr. Larry Stout’s class. (Right) Mr. Robert Tyckoski helps Debbie Caldwell solve a problem in eighth grade math. (Bottom) Mr. Tyckoski demonstrates how to find a proof in geometry class.
12Test tubes and triangles, theorems and theories is what the Math and Science Departments are made of.
Mr. Robert Tyckoski is the head of the Mathematics Department. He teaches junior high math along with geometry and algebra II. Miss Coleen Wendel and Mr. Larry Stout both teach algebra I.
The Science Department acquired a new staff member this year, Mr. Tony Bowling, a graduate of THS. He teaches biology, physics, general science, and advanced general science. Mr. Roger Maples teaches all junior high science classes along with introduction to agriculture.
(Below Lefi) Eric Ciotta and Ted Gro-holske give a report in seventh grade science. (Below) Roger James. Alice Kelly, and Connie Spires examine a snake specimen in advanced general science class. (Bottom) Students look over their notes in physics class.
13SOCIAL STUDIES ENGLISH
The Growth of Man and His Language
Discussing what has happened in the past, how the past reflects on the present and future, and how history repeats itself is a general idea of what is discussed in the social studies classes.
The Social Studies Department gained a new instructor this year, Mr. William Koltz. Mr. Koltz teaches world and United States history, and senior economics.
"Who we are, where we came from and where we're going,” is the viewpoint Mr. Duane Richardson takes when he teaches his classes. Mr. Richardson, teaches senior government and junior high social studies courses.
The English Department includes teachers Mr. Paul Sweet, Mr. Robert Currie, and Mrs. Carlene Zollner.
Mr. Sweet's ninth and eighth grade classes include the study of grammar and writing of stories and themes.
Mr. Robert Currie English classes include the reading of a novel and also a research paper. The speech class also performs acts in the Cabaret.
Mrs. Carlene Zollner's seventh grade English classes studied creative writing and took a field trip to a TV studio. The students have worked with the video taping of commercials that they wrote themselves, and have also been reading and acting out plays.
Mr. Paul Sweet supervises his class as a student becomes teacher for a day.
14(Right) Mr. Robert Currie discusses a subject with his class. (Below) Brenda Raginia reads over her history assignment. (Bottom) Mr. William Koltz talks with his students in economics class.
Visit E.M. U.
The Fine Arts Department for the 1975-76 school year includes an all-school choir, and two bands. These bands are the junior high and senior high bands, each being directed by Mr. Kevin McMullin.
Mr. McMullin also teaches a German I class, and to help carry his class to its full extent, is Mr. Rick Beck, a junior at Olivet College, who also teaches German I and II. When the two of them got together, they came up with the idea of going to a Language Arts day at Eastern Michigan University in March. THS students put on a puppet show, as well as other schools putting on various skits.
Mrs. Gladys Pileri has had a very full year with her junior and senior high art classes. She has been keeping them busy, along with having them make the decorations for the Cabaret, and putting up the Christmas decorations in the halls at school.
(Above) In a candid art class shot. David Kempion is caught in the act reaching for a tube of paint. (Below) Mr. Rick Beck helps one of the German students to a better understanding of the language.
16(Left) Principal. Dr. Joseph Serra, casts a questioning glance to his right before he introduces the bands next number at a concert for students. (Below) The choir performs one of the songs they did for the Christmas concert.
17BUSINESS AM JOURNAUSM
Preparing for the Business World
The Business Department, under the direction of Mrs. Sally Hammond, offers a variety of courses to prepare students for the business world. The classes include beginning typing, advanced typing and office machines, accounting I, and junior high general business. Other business classes at THS are business law, taught by Mr. James Messacar, and business math, taught by Miss Coleen Wendel. Not only are the business classes working on building their skills during the year, but they also take field trips to get a glimpse of the many types of jobs and places of employment for people with skills in the business field.
The Business Department once again chose an outstanding senior business student. This year, Kathy Waffle was chosen for her outstanding achievement in the business area. She was honored in April along with other area business students at a dinner given by
the Administrative Management Society.
The journalism class, also taught by Mrs. Sally Hammond, produces the THS INDIAN yearbook, and a weekly page in THE TEKONSHA IDEA. Not only do the students leam the fundamentals of news style writing, but they also learn yearbook layout, and design, photography, business management, and selling of advertisements for the yearbook. Beth Burchfield returned for her second year and served as editor of the yearbook. Mary Krall returned for her third year and served as head student photographer.
In the fall, the class attended a workshop at Kalamazoo College to help them prepare for the task of producing the yearbook. They also went to Petrosoff’s Printing, in Coldwater to see how THE TEKONSHA IDEA is printed with the offset printing process.
Above) Danny Lewis works on his practice set in (Above) Chris and Carol Groholske work on the IBM transcribing units in advanced typing lccountingl. and office machines.
18Looking ai a yearbook layout is (left) Carlene Kevwitch, business manager; Shirley Jordon, assistant yearbook editor and IDEA editor first semester; Mrs. Sally Hammond, advisor; Beth Burchfield, yearbook editor.
Cropping a picture to fit a yearbook layout is (left) Teresa Richar, IDEA editor second semester; Carol Groholske, Mary Groat, and Chris Groholske, staff members.
Checking out some newly arrived pictures is (left) Jeff Krumvede, IDEA editor first semester, and student photographer; Mary Krall, IDEA editor second semester, and head student photographer; Susan Rubner, Kathy Howell, staff members.
19Opposite Page: (Top) Rusty Cummins sits quietly while cutting out a pattern for a shirt. (Bottom) Sharon Salyer stands on the counter while fellow students help put her hem in her dress in a home economics class. This Page: (Right) Brad White. Bill Wiescholek, and Aaron Kevwitch pose for a picture while working at the same table in eighth grade shop class. (Below Left) Doug Kempton traces a piece of board which he uses to build his bird feeder. (Below Right) Jim Kelly sands off a piece of wood.
20INDUSTRIAL ARTS HOME ECONOMICS
Students Learn From Experience
Mr. James Messacar, the head of the Industrial Arts Department teaches mechanical drawing, where students learn to make accurate drawings using mechanical equipment and drafting techniques. Also Mr. Messacar offers classes to seventh through ninth grades and various mini courses which include small engines, electronics and welding, where students learn the safe and correct way to use shop tools.
Mrs. Rinette Tyckoski supervises the Home Economics Program. She helps students learn to be responsible and neat homemakers. Such classes offered are cooking, sewing and the basics of child care. Mrs. Tyckoski also teaches mini courses open to grades ten through twelve. The mini courses include men’s food, foreign foods, upholstery and home arts.
Physical education at THS is more than just a fun class. The teachers here at Tekonsha not only strive to develop physical fitness in the student, but also emphasize qualities of leadership and good sportsmanship .
Mr. Larry Stout teaches boys' physical education at both junior and senior high levels. He also teaches the mini courses which include golf, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, shuffleboard, and tennis. Miss Coleen Wendel teaches both junior and senior high girls' physical education classes.
(Top) Mr. Larry Stout looks on as Chester Prater goes Into action. (Right) Mark Gipson at the bottom of his golf swing. (Above) A junior high basketball player looks for a way out.23VO-ED. CO-OP
Preparing students for work after high school is the whole idea behind the Vocational and Cooperative Education programs at THS.
The Vo-Ed students leave Tekonsha High School at 11:15 to go to the Vocational Education Center in Battle Creek, where they take advanced courses in their specified vocational areas.
Mr. Greg Zyber is the coordinator for the Co-Op program at THS. He assists students in finding jobs that will help them in deciding what they would like to do after graduation.
Electa Easterday Burger Chef
Barb Griffith Tekon Grill
Chris Groholske McDonald’s
Cheryl Hartley Tekon
Kathy Howell Vincent's Paint
Jeff Klingaman Klingaman Farm
Even Kowalski Dairy King
Don LaViolette Tekon
Ron Macomber Jenkin’s Standard
Paul Millard Village of Tekonsha
Joe Nagel Don Moor’s Meat
Todd Morley Tekon
Lori Phelps Newt’s Market
Susan Rubner Tekon
Linda Weller Coldwater State Home
Mr. Greg Zyber, Co-Op director, discusses a job with Kathy Howell.
Sid Waffle Ag. Mechanics
Greg Hall Ag. Mechanics
Dennis Miller Ag. Mechanics
Lonnie Cole Auto Body
Floyd Hinspeter Auto Mechanics
Robert Johnson Auto Mechanics
Tom Ciotta Carpentry
Larry Welsh Carpentry
Debbie Bartow Child Care
Sharon Mack Comm. Media
George Price Drafting
Jim Macomber Electricity
Mark Groth Electronics
Susan Burchfield Horticulture
Tom White Male Attendant
Darla Casebeer Office Practice
Sherry Cummins Office Practice
Kathy Waffle Office Practice
Shirley Minniear Office Practice
Ben Stiner Plumbing and Heating
Richard Barrington Welding
Warren Orth Welding
Gary Wiescholek Welding
Sharon Salyer Nurses’ Aide
David Shedd Ag. Mechanics
Sheryl Stefan Retailing and Mktg.
Diane Shank Retailing and Mktg.
Julie Sanford Secretarial
24CO-OP: (Back) Joe Nagel, Ron Macomber, Todd Morley, Jeff Klingaman, Kathy Howell. (Front) Chris Groholske, Loralee Phelps, Susan Rubner, Barb Griffith, Electa Easterday. (Not Pictured) Cheryl Hartley, Evett Kowalski, Don LaVioletie, Paul Millard, Linda Weller.
VO-ED: (Back) Susan Burchfield, Julie Sanford, Sharon Mack, Warren Orth, Dennis Miller, Gary Wiescholek. David Shedd, Tom White, Butch Barrington, Larry Welsh. (Second) Shirley Minniear, Debbie Bartow, Darla Casebeer, Diane Shank, Sheryl Stefan,
Kathy Waffle, Sharon Salyer, Sherry Cummins. (Front) Robert Johnson, Tom Ciotta, Mark Groth, Sid Waffle, Greg Hall, Lonnie Cole. (Not Pictured) George Price, Floyd Hinspeter, Jim Macomber, BenStiner.
New Books for Library
This year, the Tekonsha High School Library received $1000 worth of new books. The new books range from medical encyclopedias, art, atlases to auto mechanics. The library has also acquired many new magazine subscriptions including National Wildlife and Time Magazine. In the near future, the library may have $500 worth of new paperbacks, novels, and science fiction.
Mrs. Karen Friend, Librarian
(Top) Librarian. Mrs. Karen Friend, sirs at her desk reading an article while keeping an eye on students in the library. (Above) Denise Ray looks up as the cameraman takes her picture. (Right) Mark Gipson sits at a study table deeply in thought about who knows? 1
Back for Second Year
The THS Drama Club was into its second year this year. This was their first year to enter a float in the Homecoming parade.
They were represented in the Student Council also for the first time this year.
WEREWOLF, FAITH, HOPE, AND CYANIDE, and WHERE HAVE ALL THE LIGHTNING BUGS GONE were the three one-act plays that the club performed for the public under the direction of Mrs.
Carlene Zollner. Director - Mrs. Carlene Zollner
Bicentennial float entry by Drama Club.
DRAMA CLUB: (Back) Matt Snyder, Jack Woods, Carol Ludlow, Advisor - Mrs. Carlene Zollner. (Middle) Jim Kelly, Jane Olds, Lynett Carmickle, Dale Hartley, Jan Krumvede. (Front) President - Kim Bennett, Vice-President - Susan Jones, Treasurer - Kathy Eberts, Sergeant at Arms - Dawn Bemis, and Student Council Representative - Brenda Kelly.
It Was a Good Year
The Student Council had a busy year painting rocks and trash cans, buying a piano and a sign, putting up bulletin boards and sponsoring an exchange day with Bronson, Cold-water, and Marshall High Schools. Homecoming activities were held by the Council, as well as having a Winter Carnival and Snow-Ball (a semi-formal dance). Last, but not least, the Council put on the annual Cabaret which was held April 23.
1975-76 STUDENT COUNCIL ADVISORS AND OFFICERS: (Standing) Advisors Mrs. Diane Voshell and Mr. William Koltz; Vice-President - Sharon Mack: Secretary
- Lori Phelps: Sergeant at Arms -Tom Ciotta; Treasurer - Even Kowalski: Parliamentarian - Todd Morley: Chairman of Committees
- Jim Macomber. (Seated) President - Mary Krall.
STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES: (Standing) Connie Baird, Kollene Kerschner, Jeff Thornton, Joe Lindquist, Kathy Waffle. (Kneeling) Diane Shank, Tracee Vincent, Dale Olds, Katie Tetreault, and Brenda Kelly. (Not Pictured) Sheryl Stefan.
SENIOR HIGH BAND: (Front) R. Keifer, V. Hampton, A. Brewer, S. Mack, R. Groholske, J. Sherwood, T. Reimer, S. Minniear, B. Raginia, D. Yates, L. Carmickle. (Middle) D. Shank, D. Saltz-gaber, D. VanHoose, R. Smith, B. Kelly, L. Phelps, L. Hazen, D. Miller, A. Kelly, M. Price, A. Amsler, R. Welsh, T. Vin-
JUNIOR HIGH BAND: (Front) V. Boston, S. Waffle, R. Doolittle, N. Jones, S. Hinspeter, G. Tetreault, C. Olds, C. Hampton. (Middle) E. Ciotta, G. Goodrich, L. Seekman, B. Wiescholek, C. Schaffer, D. Myers, J. Kelly, V. Sisco, M. Johnson, C. LaFond,
cent. (Back) M. Johnson. G. Price, L. Stall, C. Baird, L. Shank, D. Kempton, T. Tageson, D. Doolittle. (Standing) D. Watkins, H. Kelly, W. Waffle, M. Blake, G. Wiescholek, Director Mr. Kevin McMullin.
R. Kempton, M. Strang. (Back) B. Wiescholek, S. Eishen, D. Kempton. (Standing) D. Yates, J. Olds, J. Blake, C. Doolittle, D. Saltzgaber, S. Randall, Director Mr. McMullin.
30BAND AND CHOIR
Busy Year for Musicians
This year proved to be a busy one for the THS Music Department.
The marching band performed a vigorous half-time show at the homecoming game, and the concert bands played at the Spring and Christmas concerts while the choir sang. Later in the year, the choir gave a Bicentennial concert featuring selections from the musical, "I Love America!” Then, one of the highlights of the year was when the band came home from the Regional Competition with an overall II rating.
Mr. Kevin McMullin Director
THS CHOIR: (Front) Director Mr. K. McMullin, G. Tetreault, C. Schaffer, R. Doolittle, S. Hinspeter, J. Krumvede, J. Kelly, S. Randall, B. Kelly, M. Strang, D. Kempton, L. Seekman, D. Bennett, D. VanHoose. (Second) A. Casebeer, K. Bagley, T. Endicott, J. Randall, R. Welsh, R. Keifer, R. Persails, D. Copas, J. Shedd, T. Vincent, D. Yates, L. Washburn, D. Prue. (Third)
S. Jones, D. Bemis, J. Klingaman, D. Watkins, J. Woods. D. Spires, C. Olds, L. Oaks, D. Prater, D. Cole, P. Reincke, C. Flynn. (Fourth) V. Hampton, T. Holibaugh, D. Cole, K. Ray, S. Cummins, A. Copas. B. White, L. Hazen, T. Reimer, L. Millard. R. Smith, D. Stuart, D. Holibaugh, A. Maurer.
The Senior High Marching Band and Majorettes Tracee Vincent, Shirley Minniear, and Darla Casebeer.VARSITY CLUB
This year the Tekonsha High School Varsity Club sold scarves, tarns, and hats, and held a dance during basketball season to help raise money to pay off their varsity jackets.
Through the year, the club had a good time.
1975-76 Varsity Club Officers were Lori Phelps, secretary and treasurer; Susan Saltzga-ber, Gary Bartow, co-presidents; Mr. Tony Bowling, advisor.
THS VARSITY CLUB: (Back) Diane Saltzgaber, Randy Powell, Joe Lindquist, Ray Thenen, Tom White, Gary Bartow, and Greg Hall. (Front) Brenda Kelly, Alice Kelly. Dale Olds, Diane Shank, Cheryl Stefan, Todd Morley, Debbie
Bartow, Tom Ciotta, Robin Groholske, Teresa Reimer, Robin Watkins, Susan Saltzgaber, Lori Phelps, Katie Tetreault, Connie Baird.
1975-76 TEKONSHA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM: (Back) Ass't Coach Robert Tyckoski, Tom White, Greg Butcher, Gary Bartow, Mark Gipson, Bryan Lindquist, Joe Lindquist, Tim Smith, Allie Amsler, Mark Eberts, Doug Doolittle. Rusty Cummins, Head Coach Bill Koltz. (Mid-
dle) Ass't Coach Tony Bowling, Tom Ciotta, Greg Hall, Lonnie Cole, Marc Stemaly, Rick Green, Chester Prater, George Price, Danny Sweet, Jerry Eishen, Paul Palik, Jeff Thorton. (From) Manager Doug Saltzgaber, Todd Morley, Floyd Hinspeter, Jim Macomber. Todd Tagcson, Virgil
Halbert, Hubert Kelly, Hank Siefke, Dale Olds. Dan Schaffer. Manager Jim Kelly. (Not Pictured) Ass’t Coach Reid Waffle.FOOTBALL
(Left) This year’s senior players are (Standing) Greg Hall, Tim Smith, Gary Bartow. (On the Ground) Todd Morley, Jim Macomber, George Price. (Below Left) Football Captain George Price. (Below) Assistant Coach Robert Tyckoski, Head Coach Bill Koltz, Assistant Coach Tony Bowling.
35(Above) Gary Bartow goes out to chop the defense as Rick Green egy with Tom Ciotta. (Below Right) A Hanover-Horton Comet is
turns upfield. (Below Left) Coach Koltz talks over defensive strat- knocked out of orbit by Tekonsha players.
Inexperience in Key Positions Hurts Indians
This year the Tekonsha Indian Football Team had a new head coach, Mr. William Koltz and a new assistant coach, Mr. Tony Bowling. Also returning to assist were Mr. Robert Tyckoski and Mr. Reid Waffle. Despite having some good players, Tekonsha was plagued by inexperience in key positions that resulted in a dismal season for the Indians.
Next year looks to be much better as many of last year’s letter winners will be returning along with several of this year's freshmen who look promising.
There was also a junior high football team which gave the boys experience by scrimmaging each other. Coaching the junior high were Mr. Duane Richardson and Mr. Jim Messacar.
THS VARSITY SCORES OPP.
0 Jonesville 22
0 Litchfield 39
0 North Adams 61
0 Camden 32
0 Hanover 45
0 Climax-Scotts 43
0 Pittsford 14
8 Waldron 33
0 Mendon 64
JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL TEAM: (Back) Tim Jenkins, Myron Wolcott, Ross Upston, Mark Klingaman, Daryl Cummins, Bill Weis-cholek, Jack Woods, Scott Waffle. (Third) Coach Jim Messacar, Doug Minniear, Kevin Webber, Bruce White, Doug Myers, Randy Cole. Todd Henion, Clinton Reincke, Floyd Seigel, Scott Doolit-
tle, Coach Duane Richardson. (Second) Manager Mark Macomber, Tim Caputo, Todd Sherwood, Bob Weischolek, Phillip Wolf, Matt Snyder, John O’Dell, Doug Kempton, Vonnie Boston. (Front) Jon Mack, Doug Saltzgaber, Jim Kelly, Mark Summerfield, Jim Brown, Steve Ball.VARSITY BASKETBALL
A Job Well Done
The Girls' Varsity Basketball Team started the season slow losing the first few games, but came back ending the season with five wins and eight losses.
Tekonsha won in the first round of District play defeating Reading 34 to 18 but was defeated in the second round by Jonesville 38 to 32.
Lori Phelps was high-point player of the season with 155 points, Diane Shank was the most improved, and at the end of the season, Sheryl Stefan’s team members picked her as most valuable player.
Diane Shank (23) looks for someone to pass to at an important time in the game.
GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM: (Standing) Coach Coleen Wendel, Debbie Bartow, Dawn Randall, Jackie Upston, Teresa Reimer, Susan Saltzgaber, Sheryl Stefan. Lori Phelps, Manager Lois Hazen. (Kneeling) Brenda Kelly, Alice Kelly, Diane Shank, Diane Saltzgaber.
THS SCORES OPP.
31 Coldwater 81
37 North Adams 39
20 Camden 48
32 Pittsford 27
36 Litchfield 39
33 Waldron 34
23 Hanover-Horton 19
27 North Adams 46
34 Camden 50
32 Pittsford 25
41 Litchfield 38
28 Waldron 24
30 Hanover-Horton 35
34 Reading 18
32 Jonesville 38
(Left) SENIOR PLAYERS: Sheryl Stefan, Lori Phelps, and Susan Saltzgaber. (Below) Coach Coleen Wendel. (Above) Lori Phelps (45) attempts to steal the ball from her opponent.
(Left) Teresa Reimer (53) scores for THS, as Diane Shank (23) and Susan Saltzgaber (33) check to make sure the ball goes in. (Below Left) Lori Phelps (45) dribbles down court to score as Sheryl Stefan (11) and Susan Saltzgaber (33) go down court to see if they can assist her. (Below) Susan Saltzgaber (33) scores two points to help THS take a victory.
40(Top) Coach Coleen Wendei gives the girls a pep lalk to get them going again after a time out. (Above) Diane Shank (23) dribbles down court to get into scoring position. (Left) Lori Phelps (45), surrounded by her opponents, decides to shoot for two points.
41(Below) Varsity basketball received a new coach this year - Mr. William Koltz. (Right) Captains and Senior players are Gary Bartow, Greg Hall and Todd Morley.
VARSITY BASKETBALL PLAYERS: (Front) Greg Hall, Gary Wiescholek, Randy Powell, Todd Morley. Manager Jim Kelly. (Back) Coach Bill Koltz, Mark Gipson, Joe Lindquist, Bryan Lindquist, Tim Carlson, Gary Bartow, and Manager Rusty Cummins.VARSITY BASKETBALL
(Topi Randy Powell goes for a jump shot. (Above) Tim Carlson goes up for two. (Right) Greg Hall drives past his man.
Best Since 1968
This year’s Tekonsha Varsity Basketball Team was the best since 1968. The season record was 6-14. Tekonsha had two team members break two school records in the league. Joe Lindquist had the Most Rebounds with 158, and Tim Carlson had the Most Steals with 47. Todd Morley tied his own school record with seven Most Assists.
High-point men for the season were Joe Lindquist with 244, Gary Bartow 213, Tim Carlson 200, Todd Morley 174, and Bryan Lindquist 102.
Also this year the team acquired a new coach, Mr. William Koltz. Mr. Koltz says he is really proud of the team, and said they played with SPIRIT. Coach Koltz defines SPIRIT as: S-for Sacrifice, P-Pride and Prestige of Winning, I-Incentive to Win, R-Respon-sibility to the Team, I-Initiative and Individualism, Working to Win, T-Team Work. Coach Koltz says the team can go on to the championship if everyone can keep the SPIRIT we had this year.
46 Jonesville 54
33 Hanover-Horton 41
25 Litchfield 44
44 Springport 68
52 Camden 64
52 Jonesville 53
47 North Adams 65
63 Pittsford 64
43 Colon 56
51 Hanover-Horton 44
39 Litchfield 58
53 Colon 52
54 Camden 62
44 North Adams 55
68 Waldron 57
55 Pittsford 52
71 Waldron 54
70 Springport 86
64 Centreville 47
55 Mendon 98
(Top) Todd Morley scores iwo for Tekonsha. (Above) Tim Carlson dribbles the ball down the court for a basket. (Right) Coach Koltz talks over plays during a time out.VARSITY BASKETBALL
(Top Left) Mark Gipson shoots for two points. (Left) Gary Wiescho-lek (34) gets ready for an offensive rebound. (Above) The Lindquists, Joe (left) and Bryan, warm up before the game.
Hard Play Goes Unrewarded
The Girls' Junior Varsity Team, coached by Mrs. Rinette Tyckoski, had a tough year, ending the season with a one and twelve record.
Although the Girls' Basketball teams have had teams before, they have been consistently active since 1970. With different players and different coaches, the teams still hold as much spirit as when started in 1970.
GIRLS’ JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM: (Standing) Laurie Shank, Kollene Kerschner, Michelle Newhouse, Sherry New-house. Nancy Price, Debra VanHoose, Diane Amsler, Michelle Johnson. (Kneeling) Penny Frakes, Donnetta Yates, Annette Brewer, Julie Randall, Lori Frakes, Manager Laurie Stall.
46(Above) Julie Randall (43) tries to take the ball away from her opponent to score for THS. (Above Left) Sherry Newhouse (10) dribbles down court into scoring position. (Left) Nancy Price (54) surrounded by her opponents looks to see if a basket can be made. (Below) Coach Rinette Tyckoski.
THS JUNIOR VARSITY SCORES OPP.
11 Coldwater 19
16 North Adams 21
4 Camden 31
12 Pittsford 7
4 Litchfield 12
17 Waldron 19
13 Hanover-Horton 15
14 North Adams 31
11 Camden 13
5 Pittsford 20
16 Waldron 18
13 Hanover-Horton 18
13 Litchfield 16
47I. V. BASKETBALL
Disappointing Season for Team
The 1975-76 Junior Varsity Basketball team finished the season with a disappointing 0-18 record. The team consisted of eight freshmen, four sophomores, and one junior.
(Above) Coach Tony Bowling lays out a new line of strategy to his players.
JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM: (Back) J. Duckham, Dan Sweet. Jerry Mains. Mark Stemaly, Terry King, David Miller. (Center) Mgr. Doug Kempton, Paul Palik, Todd Tageson, Steve Morley. Bob Carlson, Mgr. Doug Saltzgaber. (Front) Hubert Kelly, Robert Keifer, Robert Welsh.
48(Left) Terry King (3) attempts to score while defending the ball from Colon. (Bottom) Dan Sweet dribbles down the court to a scoring position for two points.
THS JUNIOR VARSITY SCORES OPP.
18 Jonesville 44
26 North Adams 47
29 Pittsford 69
27 Colon 43
39 Hanover 55
21 Litchfield 48
23 Colon 53
27 North Adams 57
39 Waldron 47
34 Pittsford 59
37 Waldron 72
47 Springport 55
31 Hanover 51
22 Litchfield 54
24 Springport 49
34 Camden 57
27 Camden 51
29 Jonesville 65
49BOYS’ JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL TEAM: (Back) Arron Kevwitch, Doug Minniear, Daryl Cummins, Ted Groholske, Myron Wolcott, Ross Upston, Tim Jenkins, Mark Klingaman, Tim Caputo, Mark Macomber, Jack Woods. (Middle) Mgr. Dale Hanley, Danny Warner, Kevin Webber, Doug Saltzgaber, Steve Ball, Matt Snyder,
Scott Doolittle, Bill Ludlow, Floyd Siegal, Todd Henion, Bruce White, Mgr. (Front) Coach Robert Currie, Jim Kelly, John O’Dell, Tim Beam, Mark Summerfield, James Brown, Philip Wolf, Patrick Waffle, Scott Randall. Coach Larry Stout. (Not Pictured) Clinton Reincke.
Boys scrimmage before one of their games under the direction of Coach Roben Currie.
50HJNIOR HICK MSKETMIL
Intramural Games Played
The junior high basketball program was a successful one this year with the teams playing intramural games. The boys gained lots of experience playing each other under the direction of coaches. Mr. Robert Currie and Mr. Larry Stout.
The boys played on six different teams which included the Bucks, Bulls, Pistons, Lakers, Kings, and Celtics.
The junior high girls worked on the basics of basketball also playing intramural games. Miss Coleen Wendel and Mrs. Rinette Tyckoski were coaches for the girls.
GIRLS' JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL TEAM: (Back) Jane Shcdd, Reba Easterday, Marie Waffle, Lori Washburn. Kathy Eberts. (Middle) Shelly Hinspeter, Susan Hinspeter, Jane Olds, Marlene Friend. Nancy Jones. (Front) Coach Coleen Wendel. Terri Kempton, Kim Bennett, Janice Krumvede. (Not Pictured) Coach Rinette Tyckoski. Cheryl Doolittle, and Ann Casebeer.
New Look for Girls
The cheerleaders acquired a new cheerleading advisor this year, Mrs. Riney Tyckoski. They also took on a new look when the Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Cheerleaders received new uniforms, a gift from the School Board.
The cheerleaders also sold pins as a money making project toward new additions to their uniforms.
SENIOR CHEERLEADERS: Susan Saltzgaber, and Sheryl Stefan.
JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL CHEERLEADERS: Michelle New-house, Diane Saltzgaber, Tracee Vincent, Annette Brewer, Captain Brenda Kelly and Laurie Shank.
VARSITY FOOTBALL CHEERLEADERS: Captain Susan Saltzgaber. Sheryl Stefan, Darla Casebeer. Robin Groholske, Diane Shank and Katie Tetreault.
52JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL CHEERLEADERS: (Top) Michelle New-house. Brenda Kelly, Diane Saltzgaber, Laurie Shank, Annette Brewer and Tracee Vincent.
Cheerleading Advisor Mrs. Riney Tyckoski
VARSITY BASKETBALL CHEERLEADERS: Diane Shank, Katie and Susan Saltzgaber. Tetreault. Darl3 Casebeer, Robin Groholske, Sheryl Stefan,VOLLEYBALL
First Year Success
The Girls' Volleyball Teams, with only 13 members total, in junior varsity and varsity, showed continuous improvement throughout the season. The varsity team placed third in the league. Two teams in the league (North Adams and Hanover) who placed above them had teams previously. Coach Coleen Wendel commented, "This season has been the most rewarding season for me since I came to Tekonsha. The team members never lost their enthusiasm and desire to improve. The team actually won more than I had anticipated for a first year team. Team work, team effort, and team desire made this team a first year success."
(Right) Senior players Jane Sherwood and Lori Phelps.
THE VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM: (Standing) Coach Coleen Wendel, Manager Kathryn Eberts, Robin Watkins, Sally Carlson, Nancy Price, Manager Jan Krumvede. (Kneeling) Connie Baird, Jane Sherwood, Sharon Mack, Lori Phelps.
54THE JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM: Manager Jan Krum- Coleen Wendel. Teresa Richar, Holly McMillen. Brenda Raginia.
vede, Tracee Vincent, Dawn Bemis, Sheri Newhouse, Coach Manager Kathryn Eberts.
(Left) Varsity girls are ready to return a serve. (Above) Varsity girls wait as the referee announces the winner. This kind of action helped the Varsity squad finish with a 3-5 season, while the JV's racked up a 5-3 record.
Season for Rebuilding
This year the THS Boys' Track Team had a very good turnout. There were 14 who turned out to make the team. "This was an extremely successful season for a rebuilding year," commented Coach Robert Currie.
Rick Green and Gary Bartow received Most Outstanding Awards. The 880 and 440 relay teams broke school records. Marc Stemaly broke the school record for the discus.
Pictured above are Senior track members. (Hanging) Greg Hall. (Sitting) Gary Bartow.
VARSITY TRACK TEAM: (Back) Coach Robert Currie. Jim Macomber. Dan Sweet. Marc Stemaly. Mark Gipson. Rick Green. Tim Carlson, Joe Lindquist. Gary Bartow, Greg Hall. (Front) Man-
ager Matt Snyder, Manager Dan Siefke, Dan Shaffer. Jeff Seok-man, Hank Siefke, Hubert Kelly, Bob Carlson, Manager Don Spires.
56(Upper Left) Greg Hall, Rick Green, Gary Bartow, and Joe Lindquist of the 880 relay team show off their riches. (Upper Right) Winding up for the discus is school record holder, Marc Stemaly. (Middle Left) Reaching up for the sun is Joe Lindquist leaping in his long jump. (Bottom Left) Gary Bartow comes in first in the 220.
Most Successful Year for Girls
The THS Girls’ Track Team shared more success this year than any other year.
The team had more girls go to the Champion of Champions meet and to State than any other league team.
The girls placed third overall in the SCAA. They came in fifth overall in State. They also broke all school records with one exception.
Susan Saltzgaber received the award for Most Valuable for the team. Penny Frakes won the award for the Most Improved team member.
SENIOR MEMBERS: Jane Sherwood, Susan Saltzgaber, Lori Phelps. Not pictured Sheryl Stefan.
GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM: (Back) Manager Lois Hazen, Diane Saltzga- Carole Ludiow. (Front) Dawn Bemis, Alice Kelly, Penny Frakes,
ber, Carlene Kevwitch, Robin Watkins, Sally Carlson, Teresa Lori Stall, Lori Frakes, Brenda Kelly, Jane Sherwood, Coach
Reimer, Susan Saltzgaber, Lori Phelps, Connie Baird, Manager Coleen Wendel.
58THS TRACK SCORES OPP.
47 Fremont 49
53 Litchfield 61
97 Waldron 17
68 Homer 45
81 Pittsford 33
49 Camden 65
64 North Adams 49
74 Hanover-Horton 40
(Upper Left) Lori Phelps winds up for the discus. (Upper Middle) Sheryl Stefan, hopes for a long jump. (Upper Right) Connie Baird runs in the last lap for the mile relay team. (Left) Sally Carlson prepares for the shot put. (Middle) Who is it? It's Susan Saltzgaber leaping in her long jump.
Team Goes Long Way in Districts
Tekonsha's Varsity Baseball Team, coached by Mr. Larry Stout, went a long way in the Districts. The team won all their tournament games but lost the Championship Game with Climax Scotts 4-0. This is the farthest Tekon-sha has ever gone in the Districts.
The team had an overall winning record of 8 wins, 12 losses.
Tekonsha got to play the full season on their new baseball field.
Bryan Lindquist had the highest batting average with .302, and Tim Smith received the Most Valuable Player Award.
Tekonsha also had a junior varsity team, coached by Mr. Bill Koltz. They finished the season with a 1-6 win-loss record.
60VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM: (Back) Coach Larry Siout, Ray The- Powell, Larry Welsh, Ben Siiner, Jeff Krumvede, Manager Dale
nen. Tim Smith, Bryan Lindquist, Joe Lindquist, Tim Carlson, Hanley.
Gary Banow. (Front) Manager John O'Dell, Todd Morley, Randy
61Ben Stiner sprints to first base.
VARSITY BASEBALL SCORES
5 Potterville 6
5 Fremont 3
6 Hanover-Horton 5
1 Centerville 4
2 Centerville 13
4 Litchfield 14
11 Waldron 1
4 North Adams 19
8 Camden- Frontier 11
11 Pittsford 8
6 Homer 3
4 Litchfield 9
10 Waldron 8
4 Hanover-Horton 5
1 North Adams 7
1 Camden - Frontier 4
2 Pittsford 6
2 Mendon 1
11 Colon 2
0 Climax-Scotts 4
JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM: (Back) Coach Bill Koltz. Jeff Robert Welsh. Hubert Kelly. Brian White, Roger James, Dale
Seekman, Walt Waffle. Todd Tageson, Jeff Thorton, Marty Olds, Manager Clinton Reincke. (Front) Butch Barrington, Pat
Nagel, Bob Carlson. (Middle) Manager Bruce White, Mike Nagel, Davis, Allie Amsler, Bryan Lindquist.SPORTS BANQUET
Bartow, Saltzgaber, Phelps Chosen
On May 27, the Sports Banquet was held in the THS Gym, sponsored by the Boosters Club, and THS cooks furnished the dinner. Mr. Art Willard was the guest speaker, a former professional baseball player, and now a Mid-American and Big Ten Official.
Boy Athlete of the year went to Gary Bartow, and Girl Athlete of the year went to both Susan Saltzgaber and Lori Phelps. Other awards were: In football, the Steve Weller Award to Jerry Eishen; Most Improved went to Floyd Hinspeter; and Captains of the year to Gary Bartow and George Price. In boys' basketball, Sharpshooter went to Tim Carlson: Most Improved was awarded to Joe Lindquist: and Most Valuable was given to Todd Morley. In boys’ track, the award Most Outstanding went to both Gary Bartow and Rick Green. In baseball, Most Valuable was awarded to Tim Smith, and Highest Batting Average to Bryan Lindquist. In girls’ basketball, awards went to Diane Shank as Most Improved, Sheryl Stefan as Most Valuable, and Most Dedicated was awarded to Lori Phelps. In volleyball, Robin Waktins was awarded Most Improved, and Sally Carlson was awarded Most Valuable. In track, Susan Saltzgaber
was awarded Most Valuable, and Penny Frakes was awarded Most Improved. Cheerleaders received letters, and Susan Saltzgaber and Sheryl Stefan received awards for participating for six years. Letter and certificates were given to students who participated in a varsity or junior varsity sport. Mrs. Morley awarded Jim Kelly and Tony Jenkins a gift because of the popcorn they made during basketball season.
Marathon Free Throw winners were: Todd Morley, Most Money brought in; Gary Bartow and Todd Morley, Most Baskets, boys senior high: Sheryl Stefan and Alice Kelly, Most Baskets, girls senior high; Ross Upston, Most Baskets, Junior high boys; Ann Case-beer, Most Baskets, Junior high girls; Bill VanHoose, elementary boys; Verli Stefan, Most Baskets, elementary girls; Bertha Phelps, Most Money donated, The Louis Pervine Memorial Award was given to Mr. Chuck Deevers for Booster of the year. This is a new award given in Memory of Louis Pervine who passed away in May of this year. He was a dedicated employee and faithful sports fan of THS.(Top) Guest speaker Mr. Art Willard talks to the parents, faculty, and students at the Sports Banquet. (top right) Freshmen and Sophomores who received varsity letters. (Middle) Junior boys who received varsity letters. (Bottom Right) Coach Coleen Wendel, Susan Saltzgaber, Sheryl Stefan, Sally Carlson, Jane Sherwood, and Laurie Stall, members of the track team who went to state on June 5. Previous Page: Master of Ceremonies and Athletic Director, Mr. Paul Sweet, presents the Boy and Girl Athlete of the year awards to Gary Bartow, Susan Saltzgaber, and Lori Phelps.
A THS Tradition Continues
(Opposite Page: Top Left) Lois Hazen poses for a snapshot to show off her floppy hat during Hat Day. (Top Right) Brenda Kelly runs with the football during the powder puff football game. (Bottom) The football team runs down the field before the game stans.
(Below) Junior High students pose on 50 $ day of Hex Week. (Bottom) The THS Bicentennial Homecoming court poses for pictures at the dance. (Right) The glowing bonfire burns after the Snake Dance on Thursday night of Homecoming week.There were many Homecoming activities that were sponsored by the Student Council, junior class and the cheerleaders this year.
A pizza party, bonfire and a hayride were sponsored by the Student Council, during Homecoming week.
Winners of Hex Week were: Hairdo Day, Jamie Sisco and Virgil Halbert; Hillbilly Day, Jackie Upston and Donnie Spires: 50's Day, Kathy Waffle and Pat Carmickle; Hat and Shoe Day, Sheryl Stefan and Ted Groholske: Red and White Day, Debbie Prue and Mr. Kevin McMullin.
On Friday, the Homecoming court led the Bicentennial decorated floats through Main Street. After the parade, there was a Powder Puff football game
between the senior girls and the junior girls. The seniors won with the final score of 12 to 0.
Night time activities included the football game against Hanover-Horton and the display of floats around the football field, and the crowning of the 1975 king, Todd Morley, and queen, Jane Sherwood, during halftime.
From the time the football players ran through the paper hoop, which read "Homecoming 1975," till the time the last seconds of the clock ran out, the Indians put a big effort into winning, but unfortunately they were not successful with the final score of 40 to 0.
After the game, the Homecoming dance was held in the THS tradition.
1975-76 HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN Todd Morley and Jane Sherwood
Senior attendants Kathy Waffle and Greg Hall Senior attendants Sheryl Stefan and George Price
68Junior attendants Katie Tetreault and Floyd Hinspetcr
Sophomore attendants Laurie Shank and Brian Lindquist
The king and queen are crowned at half time.
Freshman attendants Michelle Newhouse and Pat Davis
Eighth Grade attendants Florinda Jenkins and Kevin Weber
Seventh Grade auendants Robin Doolittle and Todd Sherwood
69(Bottom) A crowd assembles to listen to Patty Green explain the rules of the Softball throw. (Right) Mr. Duane Richardson shows what a delicate operation shaving a balloon can be. (Below) Miss Coleen Wen-del makes an excellent target for the sponge throw.
70(Top) Shirley Jordon casts a questioning glance to her right while people gather around the picture stand. (Right) Eric Ciotta and Scott Doolittle battle it out on the balloon stomping field. (Above) Interest mounts as a crowd gathers to watch the ring toss.
Something for Everyone
On November 14, ihe PTO sponsored another Fall Festival. The Fall Festival was established to help various organizations raise money.
Each organization set up a booth with such activities as a balloon stomp, a cake walk, a picture sale, and a sponge throw. The festivities were held in the high school gymnasium.
71SCHOOL PLA YS
One-Act Plays Presented
Three one-act plays were presented by various members of the THS student body this year under the direction of Mrs. Carlene Zollner. There was a good turn out of an estimated 75 to 80 people. The plays were presented Saturday, April 17, in the high school gymnasium. The first play was called "Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone?," a comedy starring David Kempton and Brenda Kelly. This was followed by a play entitled "Faith, Hope, and Cyanide," a thriller starring Deana Yates, Kim Bennett, Robert Keifer, and Bill Ludlow. The final presentation was a comedy entitled "Werewolf?" with Robert Keifer, Jim Kelly, Alice Kelly, and Jane Olds making up the cast. In charge of lighting was Doug Kempton; tickets - Jan Krumvede and Kathy Eberts; publicity - Kim Bennett, Doug Kempton and Robert Keifer; and production and stage manager - Susan Jones.
Brenda Kelly and David Kempton starred in the play, "Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone?"
David Kempton presents a flower to Brenda Kelly in the play. "Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone'"
72(Top Left) The cast of '’Werewolf?” was Alice Kelly. Robert Keifer, Jane Olds, and Jim Kelly. (Top Right) Jim Kelly and Alice Kelly embrace in a scene from "Werewolf?" (Left) Kim Bennett, Deana Yates and Bill Ludlow hold a heated discussion in a scene from the play "Faith, Hope and Cyanide." (Above) The cast of the play, "Faith, Hope and Cyanide" was Robert Keifer, Kim Bennett, Bill Ludlow, and Deana Yates.
73(Below) Connie Baird and David Kempton act out a skit entitled •’What Say.’ (Right) Mistress and Master of ceremonies Sheryl Stefan and Joe Lindquist open the show. (Bottom) Alan Cole. Mark Holbrook, and Brent Cole sing "It Takes a Worried Man." (Bottom Right) Mark Gipson plays an instrumental.
The Student Council of Tekonsha High School sponsored the sixth annual Cabaret which was held April 23.
The theme for the show was "The Bicentennial." Some of the acts of the show followed that theme. Other acts included dance routines, singing, a baton routine, and speech class sketches.
There was a grand finale this year in which the cast of the show sang "This Land is Your Land" while it was played on the school's new piano which was also purchased by the Student Council and the School Board.
(Top) The Krumvede and Nagel sisters do a clown skit. (Center Left) Sharon Mack and Katie Tetreault act out "The Devil's Tail." (Above) Tim Carlson and Todd Morley serve drinks from the bar. (Left) The stage band performs a number for the crowd.
(Top Left) The Sunny Seven perform "The Box." (Top Right) Evett Kowalski sings a medley of songs she has sung in past Cabarets. (Above) David Netileman from Coldwater High School performs during intermission. (Center Right) Mary Krall, Max Caldwell, and Connie Spires in a sketch called "The Doctor's Office." (Right) A picture of the crowd at the show.
Cabaret(Top Left) Marlene Friend does a baton routine. (Left) Annette Brewer. Kollene Kerschner, Michelle Newhouse, and Deb Van Hoose dance to "S.W.A.T. (Bottom Left) Brad and Lisa Ray sing "One Day at a Time.” (Below) The cast of the Cabaret sing the finale.
77(Right) The Snoopy snow sculpture was built by Doug Kemp-ton, Susan and Nancy Jones. (Below) Jan Krumvede and Patrick Waffle display their ties and hats they wore for Show Carnival week. (Below Right) Gene Richar and Kim Klinga-man are seen getting married at the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Opposite Page: (Top) Bob Carlson, Bryan Lindquist, Dianne Saltzgaber, Laurie Shank, Kurt Sherwood and Doug Saltz-gaber are sitting at a table after a dance, enjoying the evening. (Bottom) Brenda Kelly, Tracee Vincent, and Annette Brewer dance at the Snowball dance.
This year there were many activities sponsored by different organizations.
One of the special dances in the fall was the Sadie Hawkins Dance sponsored by the sophomore class on November 21. They had a disc jockey from WVIC spin the records.
The Student Council sponsored the Winter Carnival week ending with a SnowBall Dance on January 31. The week included snow sculpture contests, a hobo day, jewelry day, cap and tie day, clash colors day, and a red and white day. C W and Company was the band performing at the dance.
The seniors sponsored the Sweetheart Dance on February 14, with C W and Company performing again.
The annual Spring Swing was held on April 30, by the sophomore class. Again a disc jockey from WVIC provided the music.
T)(Top) Kathy Waffle, Shirley Jordon and Cheryl Hanley, along with their dates, sit at their table at the Banquet. (Above) Along with students, faculty members enjoy each others company at the Banquet. (Right) Mike Blake and his date. Sherry Newhouse. along with Teresa Richar and her date, Chris Long, fill their plates.IR.-SR. BANQUET AND PROM
Time Will Be Ours Forever. ’
The class of 1977 honored the class of 1976 at the Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom on Saturday, May 29. It took place at Albion College in the Baldwin Hall, with the theme being "Time will be ours forever.”
There was 115 students and faculty members who enjoyed the smorgasboard dinner. After the dinner, guest speaker, Mr. Ned Martinson spoke about his past experiences as a teacher at THS.
After the Banquet, everyone was dismissed to the ballroom for the Prom which lasted from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The music was provided by the band "Inertia."
(Top) Junior class president, Jeff Krumvede welcomes Students and faculty members to the Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom. (Middle) Guest speaker Mr. Ned Martinson tells about his experiences at THS. (Bottom) Students and their advisors enjoy eating together at the Banquet ■
8182JR.-SR. BANQUET AND PROM
Opposite Page: (Top) Sharon Salyer. Teresa Richar, with advisors, Miss Coleen Wendel, Mr. Rogers Maples and Mr. Kevin McMullin pose for a picture while cutting the cake donated by Mrs. Gladys Pileri. (Middle Right) Don LaViolette and his date. Robin Groholske, sit at their table while listening to the band play. (Left) Students dance with their dates at the Prom. (Bottom) The band "Inertia" provided the music at the Prom. This Page: (Left) Joe Lindquist and Sally Carlson dance to a slow song at the Prom. (Below) Teachers, Mrs. Diane Voshell and Mrs. Carlene Zollner dance with their husbands. (Bottom) David Kempton pours soft drinks for his date, Lois Hazen and friend Gene Richar.CONCERTS
There were many special visitors along with the school bands who entertained students, faculty and parents with musical concerts this year.
These visitors include Frank Gonzales and the God Squad; Wayne and Karen Carvell, youth ministers from the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha; and the Agape Singers from Orlando, Florida.
(Top) Mr. Kevin McMullin directs the concert band while playing at a Christmas concert for students. (Above) Wayne and Karen Carvell sing and talk to students at an assembly. (Right) Brenda Kelly, Donetta Yates and Teresa Reimer play their musical instruments for the choir at a THS assembly.
84AdministrationSuperintendent for THS
Tekonsha Community schools, acquired a new superintendent this past year - Mr. Roger Carlson. Mr. Carlson came to Tekonsha from his position as superintendent of Bath Community Schools.
The superintendent and the Tekonsha School Board working together are responsible for establishing the policies by which the Tekonsha Community Schools function. The much time and effort that is spent in this task, speaks clearly of their dedication to the community.
MR. ROGER CARLSON - Superintendent
BOARD OF EDUCATION: (Front) Harold Wiescholek, president: Taylor, vice president: Edwin Shumway, trustee: Donald Brewer.
Noelle Johnson, secretary: Glenn Goheen, trustee. (Back) LeRoy treasurer: Donald Olds, trustee.
86DR. JOSEPH SERRA - Principal
Helping Students to Help Themselves ’
Principal, Dr. Joseph Serra, is kepi busy in administering the total high school program and working closely with students and faculty.
Dr. Serra is not only concerned with students' progress academically, but also with their extracurricular activities. This concern is shown by his involvement at outside school activities.
Mrs. Diane Voshell is the new guidance counselor at Tekonsha High School. Mrs. Voshell came to THS from her position as guidance counselor at Olivet High School.
The main philosophy of the Guidance Department of Tekonsha High School is "Helping students to help themselves." The duties of the Guidance Department encompasses three major areas which include administration, personal counseling, and career counseling.
MRS. DIANE VOSHELL Guidance Counselor
Lost Without Them
Two very important people at Tekonsha High School are Mrs. Mary Leatherbury, Tekonsha High School's secretary, and Mr. Arthur King, business manager for the Tekonsha Community Schools.
Mrs. Leatherbury serves as secretary to both the superintendent and the high school principal. She maintains the official high school attendance records and is responsible for management of the high school office with the help of her student office aides. Mrs. Leatherbury is also responsible for all internal accounts.
Mr. King as business manager is responsible for the financial activities of the Tekonsha Community Schools. His main tasks include assisting the superintendent with the school budget, purchasing of supplies, and payment of all school accounts.
MRS. MARY LEATHERBURY - Secretary
MR. ARTHUR KING Business Manager
88FacultyTeachers Are Busy People
The faculty members at Tekonsha High School are kept busy during the year helping students acquire the knowledge they will need when they get out into the world. Not only are teachers busy during school hours, but also after school with mounds of papers to correct and lessons to plan.
THS faculty members also spend many hours after school helping students to become well-rounded individuals. They coach, direct plays, and help prepare for such things as dances, and the Cabaret.FACULTY
MR. JAMES MESSACAR Consumer Economics. Commercial Law, Mechanical Drawing. Shop
MR. ROGER MAPLES Science 7,8, Introduction to Agriculture, Inside Michigan
MR. LARRY STOUT Physical Education, Algebra IMISS COLEEN WENDEL Physical Education. Business Math, General Math. Algebra I
Mrs. Sally Hammond, yearbook advisor, helps Shirley Jordon with yearbook ads.
92MRS. SALLY HAMMOND
Accounting I, Typing 1, Advanced Typing and Office Machines, Journalism, and Junior High General Business
MRS. R1NETTE TYCKOSKI Home EconomicsMR. KEVIN McMULLIN Senior, Junior, and Elementary Band, Choir, Music Appreciation, German
(Right) Mr. William Koltz and Mr. Reid Waffle stop for a brief chat during a busy day.
MR. ROBERT CURRIE English Literature, Speech, English 10
94MR. TONY BOWLING MR. WILLIAM KOLTZ
Biology, Physics, General Science, Advanced General Science Economics, History, Social Studies
The faculty aides at Tekonsha High School are Mrs. Karen Friend, Mrs. Gladys Pileri, and Mr. Richard Beck. Without them THS would be at a loss. We would not have an efficient library and a place for the surplus of students. We would not offer an art class if Mrs. Pileri was not here to pass on her skill and knowledge. Mr. Beck is new at THS this year. His job is to teach beginning German students.
MRS. GLADYS PILERI An
MRS. KAREN FRIEND Librarian and Study Hall Supervisor
MR. RICHARD BECK GermanSERVICES
BUS DRIVERS: Mr. Earl Samson. Mrs. Sharon Pool, Mr. Lewis lenklns, Mrs. Shirley Goodrich. Mr. Reid Waffle, and Mrs. Marge Patten. Not Pictured: Mis. LeDeama Phelps and Mr. Ken Patten.
Busy Day and Night
The bus drivers have the responsibility of taking the rural kids to school in the early morning hours and home again in all kinds of weather. Mr. Lewis Jenkins has charge of the bus drivers and buses.
Mrs. Gladys Pileri has the responsibility in making sure that the food service is a nutritional meal every day. Mrs. Pileri has four cooks under her direction and also elementary and high school aids. Taking care of the money business for the hot lunch line is Mrs. Karen Duckett.
The Custodians were busy this year, like every year maintaining the school inside and outside and also keeping the equipment in good running condition. Mr. Reid Waffle and Mr. Earl Samson work the day shift and Mr. Bob Wheeler works the night shift.
(Right) COOKS: Mrs. Sue Smith. Mis. Toni Saltzgaber. Mis. Annita Waffle. Mis. Mary Ebeits, and Mrs. Gladys Pileri. (Above) Cashier for Hot Lunch Line is Mis. Karen Duckett.
97To Be Remembered
Louis Pervine was a man totally dedicated to his work at Tekonsha High School. In addition, he will be remembered for his enthusiastic support of athletics.
This dedication and enthusiasm will always be a pan of our memories of Mr. Pervine.
Mi. Bob Wheeler Mr. Earl Samson Mr. Reid Waffle
Custodian Custodian Custodian
98SeniorsMICHAEL EVAN BLAKE
ELIZABETH MARIE BURCHFIELD
SHERRY LEE CUMMINS
DIANE LYNN BAIRD
1975-76 Homecoming Queen and King Jane Sherwood and Todd Morley
GAROLD JAMES BARTOWSENIORS
Royalty and Heritage
ELECTA CARRIE EASTERDAY
The senior float "Spirit of 76" tied for first place.
MICHAEL JAYE FLETCHER
GREGORY BRIAN HALL
CHERYL ANN HARTLEY
KATHLEEN GRACE HOWELLSENIORS
(Righi) Todd Morley and Evett Kowalski dance at the Valentine’s Dance which was sponsored by the seniors. (Below) Diane Baird reads an interesting novel and Greg Hall keeps an eye on his instructor.
MARY LEE BURNADETTE KRALL
SHIRLEY ANNE JORDON
EVETT JOEL KOWALSKI
CHARLES A. MACK
DONALD A. LAVIOLETTE
102(Top) Lori Phelps gets into a discussion at the senior Christmas party. (Bottom) Tim Smith doubts the words of his teammates.
(Top) Todd Morley and Don LaViolette get married at the Sadie Hawkins dance? (Bottom) Beth Burchfield listens to Mrs. Hammond's idea for her assignment.
JIMMY L. MACOMBER, JR.
RONNIE LEE MACOMBER
SHIRLEY ANN MINNIEAR
TODD ALLEN MORLEYSENIORS
Several Win Awards
AWARD WINNERS: Business Student Award - Kathy Waffle; DAR Good Citizenship Award -Beth Burchfield; and Betty Crocker Award - Kathy Howell.
LORA LEE D. PHELPS
STANLEY GEORGE PRICE. JR.
BARBARA GRIFFITH PRITCHARD
SUSAN NANCY RUBNER
104SUSAN LYNN SALTZGABER
CONNIE SUE SPIRES
JULIE ANNE SANFORD JANE LEIGH SHERWOOD
SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT WINNERS: (Standing) Julie Sanford - Tekonsha Community Schools Scholarship: Lori Phelps - Michigan Tuition Grant and Board of Trustees Scholarship: Even Kowalski - Michigan Tuition Grant and Calhoun County Medical Society Scholarship; Gary Bartow - University Grant and Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant. (Kneeling) Diane Baird - Calhoun County Medical Society Scholarship; Cheryl Hanley -KCC Scholarship and Michigan Academic Scholarship; and Joe Nagel - Michigan Tuition Grant. (Not Pictured) Electa Easterday - Basic Educational Opportunity Grant.
105SHERYL MARIE STEFAN
LINDA LORRAINE WELLER
GERMAN AWARDS: (Standing) Evett Kowalski, Cheryl Hanley. (Kneeling) Jane Sherwood.
ACADEMIC AWARDS: Joe Nagel - Math Award; Jane Sherwood -Science Award; Lori Phelps - John Phillip Sousa Award.
Food Brings Out the Seniors
Wednesday, May 19, was the date of the annual senior breakfast at THS.
The majority of seniors managed to prod in for a free meal and a chance to see for themselves that the sun does, indeed, rise in the east.
Dr. Joseph Serra, who has been well-seasoned by past senior breakfasts, was joined by a rookie in the field, Mr. Roger Carlson, as chefs for the meal.
(Top) Lori Phelps helps herself to some milk. (Left) Mr. Roger Carlson and Dr. Joseph Serra contemplate on how many pancakes to make. (Below Left) Don LaViolette, Greg Hall, and Joe Nagel converse between bites. (Below) Evett Kowalski dives into a monstrous pancake that was prepared by Mr. Carlson.
SENIOR CLASS ADVISORS: Mr. Roger Maples and Mrs. Carlene Zollner.
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS: Vice President - Greg Hall; Secretary - Jane Sherwood; Treasurer - Shirley Minniear; President - Mike Blake.
Nine Graduates Honored
Valedictorian - Cheryl Hartley and Salutatorian - Evett Kowalski
This year, Tekonsha's top students happened to be nine females, all of which maintained a "B" average throughout high school.
Valedictorian this year was Cheryl Hartley and Evett Kowalski was named Salutatorian.
The graduation program was put together by the other honor students. Kathy Waffle and Beth Burchfield read the Wills, Jane Sherwood and Lori Phelps gave the Class History, Mary Krall did the Class Motto, and Susan Saltzga-ber and Julie Sanford presented the Class Prophecy.
1976 HONOR STUDENTS: (Back) Beth Burchfield. Susan Saltzgaber, Lori Phelps, Jane Sherwood, Julie Sanford. (Front) Mary Krall and Kathy Waffle.
Another Step Toward Tomorrow
Diplomas were received by 32 seniors this year at Tekonsha High School. The graduation ceremony was held on June 4 in the gym.
After the processional and National Anthem, Shirley Jordon gave the invocation. Senior class president Mike Blake welcomed everyone and was followed by Evett Kowalski who spoke as the class salu-tatorian. The Class Motto was presented by Mary Krall, after which, Lori Phelps and Jane Sherwood reviewed the Class History.
An interlude of music was performed by the THS Band which included members of both the senior class and the junior class (who were the guard of honor for the seniors).
Beth Burchfield and Kathy Waffle decreed the Class Wills. Julie Sanford and Susan Saltzgaber looked into the future with the Class Prophecy.
Evett Kowalski sang "Day by Day" (the class song) accompanied by Jane Sherwood.
Valedictorian Cheryl Hartley spoke about the
Dr. Joseph Serra recognized several seniors who were awarded various honors throughout the past year.
Superintendent, Mr. Roger Carlson, then presented the class. The diplomas were then awarded to the seniors by School Board president Mr. Harold Wiescholek.
After the seniors changed their tassles, Kathy Howell gave the benediction. The seniors then marched out of the gym to the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance" and out to the sidewalk for the reception line.
Baccalaureate services were held on June 2, in the high school gym. The baccalaureate speakers were Reverend Wayne Groat from the United Church of Christ, Revered Vincent Bagley of the First Baptist Church, and Father Joseph Thatchet of St. Charles Catholic Church.
noSPEAKERS AT THE GRADUATION PROGRAM: (Left to Right) Valedictorian Cheryl Hartley; Salutatorian Even Kowalski; Beth Burchfield and Kathy Waffle read the Class Wills. Jane Sherwood and Lori Phelps present the Class History. Mary Krall speaks on the Class Motto. Mike Blake gives the welcome. Susan Saltzga-ber and Julie Sanford deliver the Class Prophecy.
(Right) Shirley Minniear leads the seniors in the processional. (Below) Electa Easter -day asks Paul Millard to autograph her book. (Center) Todd Morley receives his diploma from Mr. Harold Wiescholek. (Bottom) The seniors are greeted by family and friends in the receiving line.The junior float for the 1975-76 year tied for first place with the senior float.
In following suit for the season, the theme was the Bicentennial. The decoration was the Liberty Bell in the church steeple. Imbedded on the side was the phrase, "Three Tolls for a Victory!"
Connie Baird Debbie Bartow Susan Burchfield Sally Carlson Tim Carlson
Pat Carmickle Darla Casebeer Tom Ciotta Lonnie Cole Mark Gipson
Rick Green Gary Grinnell Mary Groat Carol Groholske Chris Groholske
Robin Groholske Mark Groth Floyd Hinspeter Robert Johnson Alice Kelly
Magazine Sales Boost Class Funds
This year the junior class started the year off with a bang sponsoring the Homecoming semi-formal dance. Also in the fall, the juniors boosted their class funds by selling $1000 worth of magazines.
The class also sponsored the 1976 Junior-Senior Prom and Banquet at Albion College on May 29. Dinner was served in the dining room, and the dance followed in the Ball Room.
(Left) JUNIOR CLASS ADVISORS: Miss Coleen Wendel and Mr. Kevin McMullin
Brenda Kelly David Kempton Carlene Kevwitch Jeff Klingaman Jeff Krumvede
Joe Lindquist Sharon Mack Jerry Mains Dennis Miller Rusty Osborn
Randy Powell Denise Ray Teresa Reimer Teresa Richar Diane Shank
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS: Robin Groholske, treasurer; Dennis Miller, vice-president; Jeff Krum-vede, president; Darla Casebeer, secretary.
The picture was taken in front of the "Cuatt House" at 729 Church Street.
Thomas Cuatt first bought the property in 1870 and in 1874 built the original house.
During its 100 years of existence the house has changed hands and has been remodeled many times. It now belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sanders.
NOT PICTURED Henry Griffith Sharon Salyers Ben Stiner
Don Stefaniak Katie Tetreault Raymond Thenen Sid Waffle
Class Captures Third Place
The most important sophomore sponsored activity this year was the Sadie Hawkins Dance which was held November 21. Other activities included selling air fresheners which brought them $359.50 in class funds. They chose the Zodiac Toss for their booth at the Fall Festival which netted the class a total of $30.05. They also worked on their Homecoming float together and captured third place.
Sophomores won third place with their float theme of "Washingtoi Crossing the Delaware" during Homecoming Festivities.
A Hie Amsler Diane Amsler Dan Baylis Robert Berry Linda Brown
Max Caldwell Diane Cole Jewell Cooley Sandy Cummins Russel Cummins
Jeff Duckham Teresa Endicott Doug Fox Laurie Frakes Patty Green
Virgil Halbert Lois Hazen Gene Howell Roger James Michele Johnson
118vm Terry King
f Bryan Lindquist
«—y Patricia Lindsey
Sally Maurer Holly McMillen Linda Millard David Miller Sheila Moore
Ruth Nagel Sherri Ncwhouse Dale Olds Cindy Osborn Paul Palik
Brenda Raginia Dawn Randall Mark Richar Virginia Rosenberry Dianne SaltzgaberSOPHOMORES
Laurie Shank David Shedd Kurt Sherwood Sally Smith Laurie Stall
SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS: Laurie Stall, treasurer: Lois Hazen, president: Laurie Shank, secretary: Bryan Lindquist, vice president. The picture was taken at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert King at 206 Main Street. This house was built in the 1850's and is one of the oldest houses in Tekonsha. The house is often called the "Mill House" because Campbell Waldo, who owned the mill, also built the house.
Class Earns Independence ’
The class of "79" earned their independence this year from the junior high and their right to be called freshmen. They sponsored such activities as a Sweetheart Dance in December, a balloon shave booth at the Fall Festival, and during the Bicentennial Homecoming, they exhibited their float, "The Boston Tea Party," shown at right.
Butch Barrington Dawn Bemis Annette Brewer Robert Carlson Lynett Carmickle
Debra Cole Alan Copas Pat Davis Doug Doolittle Jim Duckham
Mark Eberts Jerry Eishen Carol Flynn Penny Frakes Vickie Hampton
122Jody Hunt Susan Jones Robert Keifer Hubert Kelly Denise Kempton
Kollene Kerschner Julie Klingaman Tim Lamb Rod Macomber Steve Morley
Martin Nagel Mike Nagel Michelle Newhouse Leila Oakes Robert Percival
Chester Prater Nancy Price Deborah Prue Julie Randall Kim Ray
FRESHMAN CLASS ADVISORS: Mr. James Messacar and Mr. Tony Bowling.
Penny Reincke Jeff Seekman Daniel Shaffer Henry Siefke Sue Slone
Robin Smith Donald Spires Daniel Sweet Todd Tageson Debra VanHoose
Tracee Vincent Dawn Watkins Robert Welsh Bryan White Donetta Yates
NOT PICTURED Rick Mack Robert Persails
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS: Nancy Price, president: Lynett Carmickle, treasurer: Penny Frakes, secretary: Dan Shaffer, vice-president: Mark Eberts, and Jerry Eishen, sergeant of arms. The picture was taken at one of Tekonsha's landmarks, "The Home Hotel" which was established in 1908 on the corner of Main and Jackson Streets. In 1926, it was moved to the comer of Church and Catherine Streets where it is now located and no longer in use.
124Junior HighJim Brown Debbie Caldwell Ann Casebeer Tim Caputo Pam Cole Randy Cole
Daryl Cummins Melanie Doolittle Kathryn Eberts Tony Endicott Marlene Friend Larry Griffith
Dale Hartley Todd Henion Carrie Holbrook Debbie Holibaugh Florinda Jenkins Tim Jenkins
Jeanette Johnson Ronald Johnson Nancy Jones Jim Kelly Doug Kempton Arron Kevwitch
Mark Klingaman Jan Krumvede Carole Ludlow Mark Macomber Rita Marshall Doug Minniear
Doug Myers Rose Nagel John O'Dell Debbie Olds Carol Patrick Kathy Patrick
Steve Ball Kim Bennett Vonnie Boston
126Debbie Reincke Doug Saltzgaber Floyd Siegel Vicki Sisco Patty Smith Carla Strang
Debbie Stuart Ross Upston Marie Waffle Danny Warner Kevin Webber Rodney Weller
Bruce White Gary White Bill Wiescholek Myron Wolcott Jack Woods
NOT PICTURED John Davis
This year the seventh and eighth grades worked together to build a float. The float showed Betsy Ross (Deb Stuart) making the first American flag. The flags around the float represent the different flags throughout American History.
127Jill Blake Cathy Buys Erie Ciotta David Copas Cheryl Doolittle Robin Doolittle
Scott Doolittle Reba Easterday Scott Eishen Gary Goodrich Ted Groholske Bessie Halbert
Chris Hampton Shelly Hinspeter Susan Hinspeter Tammy Holibaugh Cindy Hunt Melanie Johnson
Ray Johnson Terry Kempton Cindy Lafond Jerrie Langridge Bill Ludlow Jon Mack
Cathy Olds Jane Olds Della Prater Scott Randall Clinton Reincke Kim Reincke
Lori Seekman Cindy Schafer Jane Shedd Todd Sherwood Jamie Sisco Matt Snyder
128Mark Summerfield Gloria Tetreault Patrick Waffle Scott Waffle Lori Washburn Bob Wiescholek
Under the supervision of Mr. Duane Richardson and Mr. Robert Tyckoski, junior high students had several activities this year. They include a Homecoming float, a Fall Festival booth, dances, a track meet, and a graduation banquet and dance which was held on June 1.
The Wade Patten Memorial Award went to Tim Jenkins this year. It is based on academics, leadership, citizenship, and athletics.
TIM JENKINS WADE PATTEN MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER
(Above) JUNIOR HIGH ADVISORS: Duane Richardson and Robert Tyckoski. (Right) JUNIOR HIGH CLASS OFFICERS AND STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES: (Standing) Scott Eishen: Kathy Eberts, Treasurer; Jeanette Johnson, Ross Upston, President; Tim Jenkins, Vice-President. (Kneeling) Jon Mack; Bob Wiescholek, Kevin Webber, Gloria Tetreault, Secretary; Doug Minniear.
This year the students in the elementary school saluted the Bicentennial year by decorating the school with flags, red, white, and blue colors and time lines. Each teacher and his or her class, got a section of wall to decorate with information from the year 1776 up to the present date.
March 26, the fifth and sixth graders put on a Bicentennial Pageant for students and parents of elementary children. It included a play and singing. Following the festivities, refreshments were served.
Mi. Keith Clark Principal
(Above) Mr. Lewis Jenkins and Mr. Harry Gallup. Not Pictured: Mr. Viola Upston, Custodians.
(Above) Mrs. Marcedes Johnson. Secretary; Mis. Betty Shank. Faculty Aide and Librarian; and Mis. Madelyn Upston. Faculty Aide.
132(Top) Mr. Harold Torrey and his third grade class decorated this section of wall depicting Custer’s Last Stand. (Middle and Bottom) Mrs. Becky Dexheimer and her class show scenes beginning with
before the American Revolution and ending with Kentucky becom ing a state.
(Front) Nina Meiring, Lindy Hum, Frank LaFond, Danny Stuart. Mark Warner, Kevin Hinspeter, Harold O'Dell. (Middle) Mr. Dwight Runyon, April Frakes, Russell Weimer, Tony Jenkins, Cathy Flynn, Jeanne Lindquist, Tim Katz, Judy McAtee, L. J.
Goheen, Nancy Thompson, Kim Meyers, Ron Oliver, Angela Brown. (Back) Brenda Lessmann, Wayne Ray, Angela Griffith, Sandy Ludlow, Laurie Mains, Kevin Klingaman, LeAnn Waffle, Shawn Kemp. (Not Pictured) Ted Prater.
(Front) Jeanna Rose, Michon Hampton, Sue Endicott, Verli Stefan, David Stayner, Bill VanHoose, Larry Goodrich. (Middle) Jim Wolf, Linda Eishen, DeAnn Schafer, Mary Woods. Karen Groth, Christina Siegel, Toni Reimer, David Sweet, Lynette Selby, Steve
Bennett, John Blashfield, Scot Thornton, Mr. Judy Jenkins. (Back) Harold Kemp, Tommy Upston, Angela Ray, Mary Groholske, Laura Pace, Tim Kemp, Ricky Kistrzewski. (Not Pictured) Sharon Sellers, Sandy Padelt.
(Front) Sharon Pullen, John King, Fred Doolittle, Jeff Summer-field, Tim Wright, Russell Buys, Tina Foote. (Middle) Martin Webber, Lorie White, Christine Fowler, Melinda Barrington, John Cole, Julie Waffle. (Back) Todd Brown, Alan Kemp. Randy Harri-
son. Lee Friend. Lynnda Granger, Billy Michielsen. Ricky Holbrook, Mrs. Marion Sweet. (Not Pictured) Scott Reincke, Brenda Salyers.
(Front) Michele Caputo, Loren Phillips, Brian Beam. Andy Lewis. Bennie Collins, Kevin Doolittle, Lily LaFond. (Middle) Gordon Grinnell, Dori Richar, James Copas, Brenda White, Kathy Less-man, Doug Calhoun, Mrs. Christine McLain. (Back) Kevin Wol-
cott, Dawn Klingaman, Chris Granger, Angela Buys, Steven Finch, DeAnn Johnson, Melanie McFadden. (Not Pictured) John Scroggins, James Storey.
(Front) Michelle Henion, Shawn Tetreault, Vem Prater, Bill Burchfield, Tom Grinnell, Kathy VanHoose. (Middle) LeAnn Selby, Sharon Fowler, Kevin Reincke, Ritchie Yates, Diane Deev-ers, Lisa Ray, Dwayne Feltner. (Back) Lorra Shaver, Bryan Pace,
Curran Kemp, Carol Brewer, David Wooden, Mark Holbrook, Lyn-ette Thompson, Mrs. Jeanette Randall. (Not Pictured) Howie Upston.
(Front) Melissa Pullen, Tony Ball, Jill Doolittle, Jerry McAtee, Missy Langridge, Candy Moody, David Wood. (Middle) Lisa O'Dell, Tracy Kempton, Blaine Reincke, Tim Grinnell. Karen
Fowler, Gary Parker, Donna Densmore. (Back) Kenny Harrison, Brandon Shilling, Todd Long, Laurie Duckett, Roger Wilson, Cherry Long, Dale Myers, Miss Eileen Aldrich.
(Front) Lloyd Wilson, Brent Cole, Brad White, Kendra Eberts, Lori LaFond, Dean Stayner, James O’Dell. (Back) Chris Phillips, Sue
Caputo, Larry Macomber, Linda Nagel. (Middle) Caroline Wooden, Donna Feltner, Beth Lack, Bobbi Turley, Kevin Smoth-
Devenny, Sheri Poole, Tracy Struwin, Patricia Tetreault, David erman, Jeff Calhoun, Mr. Harold Torrey.
(Front) Bobby Wolf, Lori Beam, Kevin VandyBogart, Roger Bennett, Darcy Kevwitch, Roger Weimer, Lisa Stage. (Middle) Martin Shaffer, Nadine Goheen, Jimmy Tew, Paul Butcher, Johnny Samson, George Binion, James Pope, Alvin Snyder, Brent Runyon.
(Back) Shelly Myers, Shannon Swick, Brad Ray, Scott Long, Kris ten Eberts, Kim Casebeer, Brenda Michielson, Mrs. Irma Martin son.
(From) Doug Engblom, Ricky McDowell, Mike Rafferty, Jamie Cole, Joanna Lindquist, Eric Smotherman, Mike Hall. (Middle) Robin Macomber, Kristen Kempton, Steve Slone, Anita Doolittle, Steve King, Chris Kotz, Marty Hampton, Tonya Chapman, Bea
Simmet, Aelen Cole, Tome Finch. (Back) Toni Smith, Brian Saltzgaber, Donnie Ray, Kyle Klingaman, Tim Fogel, Kurt Shilling, Donna Kemp. (Not Pictured) Mrs. Alice Long.
(Front) Eddie Lewis, Raymond Cook, Laurel Oliver, Lisa Caputo, Charles Finch, Kim Buys, David Foote. (Middle) Amy Johnson. Brenda Rafferty, David Stuart, Ricky Binion, Anita Turley, Shawn Densmore, Stephen Pulsipher, Terry White. (Back) Kathy Schwei-
kert, Faithanne Peterson, Diana Klingaman, Kip Reincke, Brett Renicke, Annette Powell, Lori Herman, Mrs. Becky Markham. (Not Pictured) Sean Casy, Eugene Prater, Bennie Toole. Robin Welsh.
(Front) Jill Holibaugh, Annette Meiring, Joni Nelson, Paulette Struwin, Carol Keifer, Melissa Krumvede, Toni Lewis. (Middle) Dale Pullen, Dawn Poole, Jim Hughes, George Feltner, Merriann LaFond. Robbie Cook, Todd LaForge, Brian McFadden, Chad
Clark, Linda Sizemore. (Back) Missy Holbrook, Mike Davis, Paul Stuart, Vickie Cody, Mike Duckett, Jennifer Tew, Deidre Upston, Miss Kay Waterbury. (Not Pictured) Missie Long.
(Front) Larry Wilson, Tammy Cutchall, Cheri Miller, Keri Eberts, Jimmy Holibaugh, Brian Calhoun, Roland Warsop. (Middle) Bruce Warner, Samantha Synder, Matthew Smith, Stephanie Horton. Donna Webber, Annette Katz, Robert Ludlow, Linda Brown, Danny
Turley, Elizabeth Pulsipher. (Back) Johnny Michielsen, Dedra Brown, Ginger Long. Danny Yates, Chris Lack, Karen McFadden, Cindy Wilson, Mrs. Ruth Humeston.
139JUNIOR PRIMAR Y
(Front) Anita Stage, Andy Morris, Connie Seitler, Mrs. Mary Not Pictured: Theresa Griffith, Sonia Toole. Stout. (Back) Tena Bartholomew, Brian Thomas, Bobby Morris.
KINDERGAR TEN A. M.
(Front) Tammy Cole, Robert Beers, Jeanne Zook, Martha Holbrook, Brian Bush, Laura Wolf, Alisa Weller. (Middle) Jodi Long, Laurie Densmore, Darrel Dinsmore, Scott Siegel, Natasha Butcher, Randy Schafer, Robert Brown, Andrew Johnson, Leslie
Nagel, Tom Summerfield. (Back) Penny Warsop, Julie Krumvede, Garry Prater, Tricia Katz, Stephanie Dietz, Fredrick Melville, Bradley Runyon, Miss Merrie Knapp.
140KINDER GARTEN P. M.
(From) Michele Hall, Joey Sisco, Tony Brewer, Cherie Lambka, Pat Shaver, Lance Wilson, Laura Selby. (Middle) Jeff Wright, Teresa Buys, Melinda Pulsipher, Mary Turley, Paul Davis, Brian Engblom, Kori Vandy Bogun, Danny McDowell. (Back) Lesa Wel-
ler, Davey Fogel, Lori Chapman, Lisa Kimball, Michael Del-mont, Robbie Dearman, Jeff Coffman, Miss Merrie Knapp. Not Pictured: Lance Welsh.
One of the many activities of the elementary classes was to decorate the halls of their school in honor of the Bicentennial celebration for 1976. (Above) Mark Holbrook stands facing a U.S.A. birthday cake made by Mrs. Jeanette Randall's class. (Left) Linda Nagel stands in front of a barber shop quanet done by Mr. Harold Toney's class.
(Back) Laura Pace, DeAnn Johnson, Melanie McFadden, Martin Webber, Randy Harrison, Mr. Kevin McMullin, Tim Wright, Jim Story, Tommy Upston, Lee Friend. (Front) Lily LaFond, Christene
Fowler, Julie Waffle. Tina Foote, Dawn Klingaman, Angela Grif fith, Kathy Lesman, Don Richar, Michelle Caputo.
INTERMEDIA TE BAND
(Back) Linda Eishen, Larry Goodrich, Mr. Kevin McMullin, Harold Christina Siegel, Michon Hampton, Kim Myers, Verli Dee Stefan. Kemp, Frank LaFond. (Front) LeeAnn Waffle, Karen Groth, Lynette Selby, Toni Reimer.
(Back) Mark Warner, Lee Friend, Harold Kemp, Angela Griffith, Verli Dee Stefan, Angela Ray, LeAnn Waffle, Kevin Klingaman, Angela Burgan, L. J. Goheen, Tony Jenkins, Jeanne Lindquist, Wayne Ray, Kevin Hinspeter, Sandy Ludlow, Bill VanHoose, David Sweet. (Middle) Lily LaFond, Karen Groth, Christina Siegel, Melanie McFadden, Sharon Sellers, Toni Reimer, Nancy
Thompson, Gordon Grinnell, Fred Doolittle, Jim Wolf, Martin Webber, Scot Thornton, David Stayner, Frank LaFond, Harold O'Dell, Mr. Runyon. (Front) Tom Upston, Sharon Pullen, Brenda Salyer, Andy Lewis. Doug Calhoun, Tina Foote, Julie Waffle, DeAnn Johnson, Brenda White, Lori White.
CAPTAINS: Tony Jenkins, Nancy Thompson, Advisor: Mr. Dwight Runyon.
143ELEMENTAR Y ACHIEVERS
Tony Jenkins and Nancy Thompson received the 1975-76 Tekonsha Elementary Dick Spires Citizenship Award. They were chosen on attitude towards school work, other students, teachers, and administration. Their names will be engraved on a plaque, in honor of Dick Spires, placed in the fifth and sixth grade building.
Angela Ray and Frank LaFond received the Tammy Fowler Physical Fitness Award. The award is given on a point system for skill in sit-ups, races, ball-throw, etc. The girl and boy who gather the most points are given the award. Their names will also be engraved on a plaque, in honor of Tammy Fowler, in the fifth and sixth grade building. All students received medals, as well as having their names engraved on the plaques.
The winners of the 1975-76 spelling bee were: Frank LaFond - first: John Blashfield - second: Nancy Thompson - third; and Angela Griffith - fourth.
DICK SPIRES CITIZENSHIP AWARD Tony Jenkins and Nancy Thompson
TAMMY FOWLER PHYSICAL FITNESS AWARD Angela Ray and Frank LaFond
SPELLING BEE WINNERS Angela Griffith - fourth; Frank LaFond - first: Nancy Thompson - third; John Blashfield - second.
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Well there it is, Tekonsha High School's Bicentennial yearbook. Much planning and research went into this book so it would relate to the community and its past.
There are a number of people who deserve a big thank you, but first and foremost is our advisor, Mrs. Sally Hammond. Without her time, effort, and a great deal of patience, you would not be reading this book. Thanks should also be extended to the administration and faculty for their patience and cooperation on picture days. I would also like to thank those in the community who let us use their homes or property for picture backgrounds. All these things helped in making our Bicentennial yearbook a success. Also, I would like to thank Mr. Jim Thompson of Taylor Publishing Company for his dedication to our school. A special thank you goes to Mosier Photographies (formerly Sutula Studios) for the countless number of pictures and rolls of film.
Last, but not least, I would like to thank those who contributed to the Patrons List and the advertisers and subscribers. Without them we would be lost.
Beth Burchfield Editor
Miss Eileen Aldrich
The Baldwin Clinic, Veterinary Medical Facility
Mr. and Mrs. lack Baird
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Beam
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Blackwell
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bottoff
Tony and Kay Bowling
Branch County Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Brewer
Mr. and Mrs. William Burchfield
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Carlson
Paulino S. Chan, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Clark Mr. and Mrs. Robert Currie Mr. and Mrs. William DeVries Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dexheimer Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Friend Mr. and Mrs. Albert Groholske Mrs. Jean Hall T. W. Hall, D.D.S.
Rick and Sally Hammond Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hartley, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Athol Hazen, Jr.
Dr. Heidenreich, D.D.S.
Dr. G. L. Howe
H. E. Humphrey, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Gale Jenkins
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jenkins
Donna and Jerry D. Johnson
Dr. William R. Jones
Junior Mothers Club
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Katz
Kelly, Haupt and Stevens, Attorneys
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Kelly
Virginia and Arthur King
Mr. and Mrs. William Koltz
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Krall
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Krumvede
Lew and Jean LaViolette
Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Leatherbury
Drs. Long and Chan, D.D.S.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Maples
Mr. and Mrs. Ned Martinson
Mr. and Mrs. Oren Mead
Mr. and Mrs. James Messacar
Dr. D. M. McClaid
Mr. and Mrs. Michael McLain
Kevin and Joy McMullin
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Morley and Sons
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Olds
Louis and Bertha Pervine
Mr. and Mrs. A1 Pileri
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan E. Powell
Mr. and Mrs. George Price
Pritchard's Mother's Club
Progressive Women's Club
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Randall
Mrs. Tom Randall
Mr. and Mrs. Hank Richar
Mr. and Mrs. Duane Gareth Richardson
Mr. and Mrs. Dewight E. Runyon
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Serra
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shank
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Sherwood
Larry and Mary Stout
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sweet
Midshipman Kim Tageson
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Taylor
Tekonsha Lions Club
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thenen, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Torrey Robert and Rinette Tyckoski Mr. and Mrs. Leon VanHoose Doug and Diane Voshell Mr. and Mis. Reid Waffle N. J. Walton, M.D.
Miss Coleen Wendel
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wiescholek
Dr. B. G. Young
George and Carlene ZollnerSENIOR ACTIVITIES
BAIRD, DIANE LYNN . . . HCC - 1, 2, 3; FHA - 1, 2, 3, Reporter 1, Re porter-Historian, Budget Chairman 2, Re porter-Historian, Vice President-Pro Tern 3; Pep Club - 1; Teacher's Aide - 2, 3, 4; Cabaret - 3: Calhoun County Medical Society Scholarship.
BARTOW, GAROLD JAMES . . . Class President - 1; Basketball - 1, 3, 4; Baseball - 1, 2, 3, 4; Football - 1, 2, 3, 4, Steve Weller Award 1, Most Outstanding 3, Captain 4; Track - 1, 2, 3, 4, State 1, Most Outstanding 2, 4, Prep Track and Field Athlete of the Year - 2; Athlete of the Year 3, 4; Free Throw Marathon - 4; Student Council - Sergeant at Arms 3, Representative 1, 2; Varsity Club - 2, 3, 4, Co-President 3, 4; Cabaret 3; Homecoming Court - 7th; Who's Who Among American High School Students - 3; Mock Elections - Voted "Most Fashionable," "Most School Spirit," "Cutest,” "Best Athlete," "Most Likely to Succeed.;" Received University Grant and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.
BLAKE, MICHAEL EVAN . . . Class Vice President - 2; Class President - 4; Student Council - 3, Representative 3; Band - 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball - 1; Journalism - 3; Mock Elections - "Best Artist," "Best Musician," "Sweetest," and "Most Studious;" Library Aide - 3, 4.
BURCHFIELD, ELIZABETH MARIE . . . FHA - 1; Cabaret - 3; Journalism - 3, 4, IDEA Editor 3, Yearbook Editor 4; DAR Award - 4; Mock Elections - Voted "Easiest to Get Along With;” Teacher's Aide - 4; Honor Student 4.
CUMMINS, SHERRY LEE . . . Pep Club - 1, 2, 3; FHA - 1, 2, 3; HCC - 1, 2, 3; Teacher's Aide - 3, 4; Library Aide - 1, 2, 3, 4; Cabaret - 3; Vocational Education Center - 4.
EASTERDAY, ELECTA CARRIE . . . FHA - 1, 2, 3; HCC -1,2,3; Student Council - 3; Teacher's Aide - 3, 4; Received Basic Educational Opportunity Grant.
HALL, GREGORY BRIAN . . . Basketball - 1, 2, 4; Football - 3, 4; Track - 1, 2, 4; Class Officer - 3, 4, President 3, Vice President 4; Homecoming Court - 3, 4; Cabaret - 3; Varsity Club - 2, 3, 4; Student Council -8th; Mock Elections - Voted "Class Chatterbox," and "Biggest Flirt."
HARTLEY, CHERYL . . . Basketball - 1; FHA - 2, 3; Student Council - 3, Representative 3; Cabaret - 3; Teacher's Aide - 4; Co-Op 4; Honor Student - 1, 2, 3, 4; KCC Scholarship, Outstanding Academic Achievement on Michigan Competitive Scholarship; Mock Elections - Voted "Most Studious," "Most Likely to Succeed;" Valedictorian - 4.
HOWELL, KATHLEEN GRACE . . . FHA - 3, Degree Chairman 3; HCC - 3; Teacher's Aide -3,4; Co-op 4; Journalism - 4; Girls' Football - 4.
JORDON, SHIRLEY ANN . . . Cabaret - 3; Teacher's Aide - 4; Journalism - 4; Assistant Yearbook Editor 4; Mock Elections - Voted "Sweetest."
KOWALSKI, EVETT JOEL . . . Girls’ Choir - 1; Troubadours - 1; Class Vice President - 1; Track - 1; FHA - 1, 2; HCC -1,2; Student Council - 1, 2, 3, 4, Representative 1, Parliamentarian 2, Treasurer 3, 4; Cabaret - 1, 2, 3, 4; Outstanding Teenager of America 3; Who's Who Among American High School Students 3; Salutatorian - 4; Honor Student - 4; Received Michigan Tuition Grant, Calhoun County Medical Society Scholarship.
KRALL, MARY LEE BURNADETTE . . . Cabaret - 1, 2, 3, 4; Drama - 3; Journalism - 2, 3, 4, Assistant Yearbook Editor 2, Yearbook Editor 3, Photographer 3, 4, INDIAN EYE editor 2, 3, IDEA editor - 4; Student Council - 3, 4, Parliamentarian 3, President 4; Honor Student - 4; Who's Who Among American High School Students - 3.
LAVIOLETTE, DONALD ALLEN . . . Co-Op - 4.
MACK, CHARLES A. . . . Audio Visual - 8th, 3, 4; Basketball - 8th.
MACOMBER, JIMMY L. . . . Track - 1, 2, 3, 4; Football - 3, 4; Basketball - 1, 2; Vocational Education Center - 4; Student Council - 4; Journalism - 3, Assistant IDEA Editor 3.MACOMBER, RONNIE LEE . . .Co-op 4.
MILLARD, PAUL A. . . . Audio Visual Operator - 3, 4, 5; Vocational Education Center - 4; Co-op 4.
MINNIEAR, SHIRLEY ANNE . . . Band - 1, 2, 3, 4; Majorette - 1, 2, 3, Head Majorette - 4; Cheerleading -1, 2, 3; Vocational Education Center -3,4; Class Treasurer - 3, 4; Homecoming Court - 1; Student Council -1.
MORLEY, TODD ALLEN . . . Basketball - 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball - 1, 2, 3, 4; Football - 4; Homecoming Court
- 2, 4; Varsity Club - 4; Student Council - 4; Mock Elections - Voted "Never on Time," "Most Popular," "Cutest," and "Class Clown.”
NAGEL, JOSEPH . . . Football - 2, 3; Track -1,2,3; Journalism - 3, Assistant IDEA Editor 3; Mock Elections
- Voted "Easiest to Get Along With,” "Quietest;” Received Michigan Tuition Grant.
PHELPS, LORALEE D. . . . Cheerleader - 1; Girl Athlete of the Year - 2, 3, 4; Basketball - 1, 2, 3, 4; Girls' Basketball All-Conference 3, 4; Track - 1, 2, 3, 4, Prep Track and Field Athlete of the Year - 3; Volleyball; Varsity Club - 2, 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 3, 4; FHA -1,2; Program Chairman 1, Secretary 2, HCC - 1, 2; Student Advisory Council at Vocational Center - 3; Cabaret - 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council - 4, Secretary 4; Class Officer - 3; Pep Club - 1; Honor Student - 4; Outstanding Teenager of America - 3; Received Michigan Tuition Grant and Board of Trustees Scholarship.
PRICE, STANLEY GEORGE, JR. . . . Football - 2, 3, 4; Baseball -1,2; Track - 2; Vocational Center -3,4; Co-op - 4; Homecoming Court - 4; Varsity Club -3,4; Football Captain - 4; Mock Elections - Voted "Most Mischievous.”
PRITCHARD, BARBARA (GRIFFITH) . . . Teacher’s Aide - 2; Co-op - 4.
RUBNER, SUSAN NANCY . . . FHA -1,2, 3, Historian 1, Secretary - 2; HCC - 1, 2, 3; Teacher's Aide - 2, 3; Girls' Football - 4; Co-op 4; Journalism - 4; Mock Elections - Voted "Biggest Flirt," and "Most Mischievous."
SALTZGABER, SUSAN LYNN . . . Varsity Club -2,3,4, Co-president 4; Basketball - 4; Track - 1, 2, 3, 4, Most Outstanding - 1, 2, 3, 4, State - 2, 4; Student Council - 1, 2, 3, Sergeant at Arms 2, Vice President 3; Cheerleading - 1, 2, 3, 4, Junior Varsity 1, Varsity 2, 3, 4; Captain 4; Cabaret - 1, 2, 3, 4; FHA -1,2; HCC -1,2, Vice President 1, 2; Outstanding Teenager of America - 3; Who's Who 3; Homecoming Court - 2; Prep Track and Field Athlete of the Year - 3; Honor Student - 4; Mock Elections - Voted "Most Fashionable," "Best Athlete,'' and ' ’ Most School Spirit.''
SANFORD, JULIE ANNE . . . Cheerleader - 1; FHA - 1, 2, Secretary 2; HCC - 1; Track - 2; Class Treasurer -2; Calhoun Area Vocational Center - 3, 4; Cabaret - 3; Co-op - 4; Statistician - 2, 3, 4; Received the Tekon-sha Community Schools Scholarship; Honor Student - 4.
SHERWOOD, JANE LEIGH . . . Cheerleading - 1; Track -2,4; Volleyball - 4; HCC -1,2; FHA -1,2; Pep Club - 1; Class Secretary - 2, 3; Homecoming Court - 4; Band - 1, 2, 3, 4, Statistician - 2, 3, 4; Student Council - 1; Troubadour Choir - 2; Mock Elections - Voted "Most Popular," and "Cutest;" Honor Student - 4.
SPIRES, CONNIE S. . . . Basketball - 3; FHA - 3; Mock Elections - Voted "Quietest;" Cabaret - 2, 3, 4; Teacher's Aide - 4.
STEFAN, SHERYL . . . Basketball - 1, 2, 3, 4; Track - 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleading - 1, 2, 3, 4; Choir - 1; Troubadour - 1; FHA -1,2; HCC -1,2; Student Council - 1, 2, 4; Class President - 2: Homecoming Court -4; Honorable Mention SCBA - 4; Pep Club - 1; Varsity Club -3,4; Vocational Education Center -3,4; State Track - 4; Cabaret Mistress of Ceremonies - 4; Mock Elections - Voted "Class Chatterbox," and "Class Clown."
WAFFLE, KATHY LEE . . . Homecoming Court -3,4; Journalism - 3; Student Council - 4; Outstanding Senior Business Student - 4; Honor Student - 4.
WELLER, LINDA LORRAINE . . . FHA - 1, 2; Band - 1; Pep Club - 1, 2; Mock Elections - Voted "Never on Time."Don't lead me, I may not follow
Don't follow, I may not lead
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
1976 Class Motto
Forget each kindness that you do As soon as you have done it.
Forget the praise that falls to you The moment you have won it.
Forget the slander that you hear Before you can repeat it.
Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer Wherever you may meet it.
Remember every kindness done To you, What'er its measure.
Remember praise by others won And pass it on with pleasure
Remember every promise made And keep it to the letter.
Remember those who lend you aid And be a grateful debtor.
Remember all the happiness That comes your way in living.
Forget each worry and distress:
Be hopeful and forgiving.
Remember, good, remember truth. Remember Heaven's above you.
And you will find, through age and youth, True joys and hearts to love you.
By Priscilla Leonard
165WE'RE ALL ON BOARD
Ah! it's over,
We're all through;
Forever to school We bid adieu.
We’ve finished the chapter We've closed the book,
We need n’er more look.
We’ve come to an end,
We've passed the test.
For twelve long years We've done our best.
We've reached the goal,
We've crossed the line;
We're waiting now for The "Green Light" sign
We're ready to face The world and fate
Hoping we're on time and not too late.
We've got another Diploma to win;
We've more places to conquer, we haven’t been.
We’re not afraid of What lies up ahead;
We’ll just "Sail on" as Columbus said.
If you don't take chances You’ll never succeed;
Today we follow,
Tomorrow we lead.
By Mildred Belote
Mildred Belote was a 1941 Graduate of
Tekonsha High School and this poem was
written in her senior year.
166WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (AGAIN)
Life - so they say is but a game and they let it slip away Love - like the Autumn sun Should be dying but it's only just begun Like the twilight in the road up ahead They don't see just where we're goin' And all the secrets in the universe Whisper in our ears and all the years will come and go
And take us up always up We may never pass this way again.
By Seals and Crofts
Read by Valedictorian Cheryl Hartley at Commencement Services, June 4, 1976.
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