Three Rivers High School - Reflector Yearbook (Three Rivers, MI)

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still going strong after seventy-five You ' re not getting older, your ' re getting better Spectators congregate around the west wing of the high school, as flames sweep through the empty building. w hat started out as a 128 page paperback memory book, developed into a 240 page symbol of life at Three Rivers High School. The Reflector has survived a fire, a multitude of epidemics, two World Wars, a depression, a recession, a split session, snow days, rennovation, expansion, reduction, and several administrations. Only World War 1 in 1919 and the Great Depression in 1932 and 1933 kept the book from being published. The Reflector has compiled interesting trivia, regarding life at TRtlS. 1918 - athletic field purchased in back of high school. 1918 - plan to build addition to high school adopted. 1921 - dancing in the building permitted. 1924 - honor system adopted. 1942 - ringing of the outside bells stopped for the duration of the war. 1954 - cafeteria started in high school. 1955 - April 17, Psalm Sunday fire destroyed west wing of the high school. School was closed for just one day. 1985 - 600,000 chocolate chip cookies, 25 tons of french fries, 23,000 gallons of milk, 53,000 hot dogs all sold in the high school cafeteria. 1986 - first class to complete four year program at high school, graduated. Reflector 1986 207 E. Michigan Ave. Three Rivers, MI 49093 (616) 273-1115 Enrollment: 921 September 3 to June 6 Volume 75 Oh the bells, bells, bells. Edgar Allen Poe s famous poem tells of the terror brought on by the sound of the bells. For Mi- chelle Smith, Shannon Yokuty, Kay Bingamin, Tracy Tait, and Doug Lane, the sound of the bells meant only the end of one class and the beginning of another. The years spent in high school were a time when we moved from one point to another. September marked the beginning of a new school year as we all moved one step closer to graduation. On June 6, 1986, a seemingly end- less year came to a close and we advanced to the next stage of our lives. It was just that simple. In many ways life at Three Rivers High School was that uncomplicated, that straight forward. The advancement seemed slight for most of us. We had become accustom- med to the rules and regulations and conse- quently things remained the same with few notice- able changes and only minor adjustments. But things were nev- er quite what they seemed. Moving straight to the point just wasn ' t that simple. Some of us went straight to class and some of us went straight to the office. Some went straight to practice while others went straight to work. A few of us went straight home to home- work and the rest headed straight for the couch. The student body was anything but uncom- plicated. Even though we were unified as members of TRHS, as well as mem- bers of our particular class, we were individuals first. And the individuality was apparent in every aspect of our lives as students. From class- room to lunchroom to afterschool activities, we were unique. We needed to make our own state- ments about who we were and where we were going. And we did make statements about our- selves. We took pride in either dressing up or down, depending upon our particular mood. We showed up for school in everything from minis- kirts, Bermudas in Janu- ary, stirrup pants, bright colors, denim jackets. varsity jackets, baggy Shaker knit sweaters, and sweats pulled up to our knees. But there was more to making a state- ment than just our war- drobes. Our clothes were just one aspect that made us the same, yet different. There was, of course, another common thread . . . music, we loved mu- sic. Any time and any place. It was usually the first thing to wake us up and the last thing we heard before falling asleep. But it was all kinds of music that inter- ested us. From the rock rhythm of Dire Straights, Starship, Phil Collins, Contemplating the situation. Ju- nior Jim Roberts comes to the library to annoy Jim Tucker while he is taking a test in Ms. Lukemans sixth hour accounting class. OPEPIinQ and a ha, to the soul sounds of Aretha Frank- lin and Stevie Wonder. We spent hours of our high school years jam- ming to the sounds of music and somehow our music seemed to make our lives less complicat- ed. But while the differ- ences outside the class- room were evident, the expectations inside the classroom were much the same. We were all beginning to realize this ear, more than ever, the importance of planning br the future. We became more money-conscious and career-oriented. Consequently, curricu- lum changes such as the expanded EDP program reflected our changing needs. This year meant dif- ferent things to different people. We discovered that who we were and what we were about didn ' t end when the bell rang at 2:25 p.m. But instead, it was a combina- tion of all our experi- ences that directed us toward who we would become, no matter what we did or thought, our goal was the same, to make it through . . . Straight to the Point Caught in the act. Senior Tony Hooley, pretending to be busy, quicl ly grabs a volume of Volleyball for Girls. rrustration. Perturbed with Ms. Erickson for giving too much home- work, freshman Kim Haines reflects upon how much time it will take her to do it. OPEniNQ 4, H«uiiAuira5 . ;. TT- HI ' I ' W STUDENT LIFE Mini Mag 4-19 The Cosbys Miami Vice Dating Fashion Trends Rocky Rambo Challenger Tragedy Politics Homecoming 20-23 T.R. Victories Prom 24-27 Just You and I 4 DIVIDER Being a student at TRHS means . . . Many different things to many differ- ent people. To some education, to others it is a place they have to go, but not be- cause they want to. Some people view school as one big social gathering, while others may feel left out of the activi- ties that occur around them. M get more expe- rience for college. " - Senior Michelle Miller We have to put up with a lot of rules but we still manage to have fun. " - Sopho- more Dorothy Fryor. " I will get smart- er. " Di7S 7 Erdos " lean get an edu- cation and at the same time partici- pate in sports. " -Ju- nior Darcy Cooper " I can ' t wear my sweat pants up around my knees. " - Junita Crump Straiaht Talk for an year MAG 7 Coke, Pastels, Chicaso Bears, V.C.R. ' s, stirrup pants, paisley, bermuda shorts, jossins pants pulled up to the knees, A Ha, Night Ranser-Starship concert, no assemblies, Herb, Reebok tennis shoes, Tacoroni, Party all the Time, Miami Vice, Rocky, rapping, Italian suits. Jk : An Inspiration Robert Wasner felt such an inspiration from Samantha that he will be making her Soviet adventure into a two hour TV movie. All American Girl Amidst the worst year in aviation history one of the most heartrenderins victims was 13- year-old Samantha Smith. Three years ago, the girl from Maine wrote to Yuri An- dropov asking why he wanted to conquer the world. Andro- pov responded by inviting her and her family to the Soviet Union. In a tribute to her peace- making efforts, the Soviets named a rare Siberian diamond in the Kremlin after her. Samantha also won a role as Robert Wagner ' s daughter in the ABC-TV series, Lime Street as well as winning the hearts of thousands of Americans. Sly as a fox. Also known as Alex P. Keaton, and widely recognized for his keen sense of humor, Michael J. Fox will be starring in an upcoming TV movie. Born in the USA with Bruce Springsteen singing the theme song. Chicken Stand to UJonderlond A 1 hit movie, Back to the Future, and a starring role in the 2 prime time TV show. Family Ties. With credits like those, it was hard to believe that Michael J. Fox started it all off in a Pioneer Chicken stand. Serving as his office, the stand was the very place that Michael negoti- ated his first Family Ties con- tract. Fox became a popular teen idol at TRHS because of his great sense of humor. He also proved that regardless of his height, or lack of it, he could still be considered a ' hunk. ' Junior Tracy Johnson found Fox to be " cute and very funny. " Senior Brian Ruth liked Fox because " he was quick witted. He ' s popular with kids our age because we can identify with the types of characters he plays. " What ' s in store for Fox? His spring hiatus is already crammed with four feature films. The next opening on his calender isn ' t until spring of 1987! J BRAT PACK Just the Guys. Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Rob Lowe (stars of St. Elmo ' s Fire) pose as their characters from the movie A sroup of young and talented individuals have burst onto the Silver Screen. This new generation of performers consists of Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, and Mare Winningham. These seven bright actors and actresses have starred in many box offices hits, including The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo ' s Fire. These performers have everything a teenager would want. Big bucks, limousines, sports cars, top agents, good looks, and many adoring fans. Their relationships have gone from profes- sional to personal. In addition to working closely with one another, much of their spare time is spent together. Due to their young age and overwhelming success, this clique is known as the " Brat Pack. " They are always on the prowl for parties and a fun time, which is typical of American teenagers. Working for a cause. Julie Kruse, president of TADAA, hopes to prove that you don ' t need drugs or alcohol to have fun s members rangg sixth graders to seniors, and meet every Friday night between 7:00 and 1 1 :00 p m. at the Community Center. Pastels to pot Italian suits, corvettes dressed as Ferraris, pet alligators, Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas patroling the hot Miami beaches. Seeins double. The public got a double dose of Sylvester Stallone last year with Rocky and RambO- Stallone also won Best Actor in the Peoples Choice Awards The Ultimate Tiaht Sylvester Stallone, alias Rocky Rambo, has become America ' s box office hero. His flag waving patriotism has caused an increase in nationalism as well as ticket sales. Rambo First Blood Part II and Rocky IV both raked in $32 million in the films ' first six days. Many critics felt these two movies were sweetened up versions of what real life drama is like. Psychologists felt the movies implied that the problems of 1985 could be solved by punching and]VJJ] }J JV Q killing. Students at TRHS had just the opposite opinions. Kristy Bales said, " I absolutely loved it! Sylvester Stallone is so gor- geous, and it ' s about time some- one did something for American POW ' s, even if it was in the movies. " Although many negative opinions were heard on these two movies, there are also many people who are anxiously awai- ting the ultimate fight, Rocky vs. Rambo (part 1). 7 College Bound Yes 81% No 19% Instate 61% Outstate 20% Take it all off They drank diet pop, ran after school, ate strictly low-fat food, and absoultely NO Candy Bars!! Those were just a few of the characteristics of many students at T.R.H.S. who were watchins their weight or just trying to get in shape. As the temperature started to rise and spring fever set in, students began to realize extra pounds had to be shed. With spring breal and prom approaching the need to fit into swimsuits and prom dresses became very evident. King Herb Where was he? The search for " Herb " continued throughout the fall, nation wide and at T.R.H.S. There were many peo- ple who fit the description of Herb at T.R.H.S. during Home- coming. Herb was the latest sales promotion for Burger King. If by chance you saw Herb while eating your Whopper you received $5,000. " Aren ' t you hungry for Burger King now? " was the cry across the land as Herb remained in hibernation. Who, but a person in hiberna- tion, could refuse a Whopper? Herb came to his senses when the Bears were crushing the Patriots. Super Bowl Sunday was Herb ' s " coming out " and the public ' s first glimpse of this legend of Madison Avenue. After about two days of starving themselves, certain stu- dents returned back to their normal eating habits. Some stu- dents had strange dieting hab- its, such as eating just ice-cream, or going on fruit juice diets. Others joined spring sports, while a few signed up for aerob- ics and Body Metrics. Soon the dieting craze spread and even teachers at T.R.H.S. started keeping track of their calorie intake. As everyone soon found out fad diets didn ' t work but only drew the agony of dieting out even more. Marrey Cannon says she ' s never dieted, she just eats everything she wants and then runs it off at track practice. Pi ' SSin ' Out. After cheerins the foot- ball players on, freshman Tisha Swihart rewards herself with a hotdos. 8 STUDENT LIFE T.R. ' s own Herbs. Seniors Chad Durren and Rodney Wagner team up during Homecoming ' s. Nerd Day to give their own versions of Herb. Fabulous fads. From the new Coca- Cola clothes to the imported Guess, colored shoes and socks, checkered sunglasses the possibilities were end- less. fi mmji fmt mi i • J 4, As she turned the door handle to the closet, squeezins her eyes tishtly shut, hoping and praying that when she opened the door it wouldn ' t happen, but it did, her worst fear had come true, she had nothing to wear to the big dance. Clothes, clothes, clothes, ev- ery girls passion. Be it Levi ' s, Gasoline or Guess, fashion played a big part at T.R.H.S. The once famous alligator went to work for Capezio, Coca-Cola replaced Calvin, and Jag re- placed Jordache. Many differ- ent combinations have been No Sweat Seniors Wendy Williams and Caryn Weiandt express their senior attitude of " I don ' t care. " seen at T.R. High, from holey faded Levis with Dad ' s bulky oversized sweater to stirrup pants with a paisley shirt hang- ing over the waist and pumps on the feet. The combinations were end- less and were even more en- hanced by the accessories. These may have been the basic " in styles " but T.R.H.S. has a style all its own. Lucky lady. Since her birthday fell on the same day as Valentine ' s Day sophomore Tammy Jansen was loaded down with balloons and flowers. Is romance dead at T.R,H,S.? ' For centuries now romance has been expressed through romantic poems, candy, flow- ers, picnics in the park and a simple gesture such as covering up a mud puddle with a cape. But alas, times have changed and methods of winning over one ' s heart have changed with it. On February 14, 1986 at T.R.H.S., many students felt the touch of cupids arrow and dabbled in the art of romance. Students came up with new and creative ways to charm their someone special such as choco- late roses, balloon bouquets. and stuffed animals. Marrey Cannon says she was really surprised when she received a chocolate rose from an admirer. Pam DuFour and Beth Gleason spent their Valentine ' s Day lay- ing on the sunny beaches of Florida, while leaving their sweetheart ' s behind. Mark Ruggles used creativity in selec- ting Deann ' s Valentine gift, he made her a card and sent her flowers. So, students continue to search for " Mr. or Ms. Right " or even a first date. Romance re- mains alive and kicking at T.R.H.S. Some were baggy, some were saggy, and some just right. From hot pink to neu- tral grey, the colors and styles of sweat pants were unlimited. Students wore sweats to school even though the adminis- tration didn ' t ap- prove. Sweats were casual, comfortable and controversial at T.R.H.S. MINI MAG Straiaht Talk for an year MAG OPINIONS QUESTION: After last year ' s tragedy would teachers at T.R.H.S. so up in the shuttle? ANSWERS: YES 60% NO 40% Super senior DAR recipient and state finalist Becki Handy plans on attendins Concordia Collese. DAI Each year the faculty at TRHS chooses a member of the senior class to be the school ' s DAR (Daushters of the American Rev- olution) Good Citizen. Becki Handy was selected as the representative this year. She competed in the Michigan DAR program by submitting a bio- graphical questionairre along with an essay and written test. In February, Becki was notified that she was one of the ten State Finalists and was going to be traveling to Lansing for State competition. Get into the groove. Madonna was one of the many performers who joined tosether in Philadelphia to benefit Live Aid. a icC 4ccIa Not the kind of band aids that heal superficial wounds such as cuts and scrapes, but the kind that heal much deeper wounds, those of world poverty and famine. Over the past year music artists have opened up their hearts and given their all to help relieve world famine. The care- ful planning and praying of people such as Willie Nelson and Bob Geldof have led to events such as Live Aid and Farm Aid concerts. But not all of the fund raisers have taken place in the U.S. There is a long list of music artists from abroad that have given a little of themselves to this noble cause. Opera for Africa in Italy; Hermanos, a group of sixty artists from Latin America, the Northern Lights from Canada, and many more. These artists haven ' t only raised the awareness of millions around the world, but have also raised 137 million dollars. ■vS Sl ' ' - cv ' Beauty and the Boss. Attemptins to popularize livins in the United States, the Boss composed one of his most popular albums, Born in the USA. Althoush the title of Bruce Springsteen ' s 1 hit was Dancins in the Darl , the Boss has been everywhere but in the darl this year. With a marriage in May to model Julianne Phillips, Springsteen has had a very busy year. In the past 15 months he has toured 62 cities, playing to more than 3.5 million fans with 1 29 sellouts. But does Bruce have time for his new bride? Well, during the final performance of his U.S.A. tour, the Boss twirled Julianne into the Coliseum spotlight, explaining, " A man ' s got a right to dance with his own wife. " But what does Julianne do while Bruce is giving four hour concerts? For starters she models for $2,000 a day along with auditioning for each script that falls into her hands. Springsteen ' s album, Born in the U.S.A., has won the Best Album award in the People ' s Choice Awards and seven of his songs turned gold tying Michael Jackson ' s record. Modeling to music magic. Twenty- one year old Whitney Houston is the cousin of popular sinser Dionne War- wick. eemedlikeji ears ago haj eality for fej ney Houstor g gospel al modeling, anl other ' s nightclj jusTa few of the thir her noticed. Then on Tuesday, February 25, 1986, Whitney Houston re- ceived a Grammy Award. A last look. The last look at the Challenger is a picture Americans will find difficult to forset. Subway terror. Pleading self-de- fense, electrical engineer Bernhard Goetz symbolizes the right of every American to protect himself. Disaster In the nir It was spooky. It was unex- pected. It was the space shuttle Challenger. As the nation watched in horror, the Challeng- er exploded in a flash and disintegrated into a fiery ball with the force of a small nuclear bomb. In the instant that it took the right solid rocket booster to ignite the shuttle, five men and two women simply vanished. Space travel that had seemed so flawless took on a new meaning. Safety was no longer taken for granted. Putting peo- ple in space became question- able to many of us. The Ameri- can public was alarmed. Space travel came to a halt until the mystery of the disaster was solved. Americans believed that it was necessary to carry on space exploration, but became hesitant for fear of another tragedy. Mini MAG 11 Wonderful Wheels The rust spreads across it like srowing moss, its eyes are barely open and its feet are smooth with age. It wakes up with a cough, a sneeze, and finally a purr. It may not be perfect but it ' s all yours and it gets you where you want to go. Cars fit everyone ' s personality. There have been cars since the early 1 900 ' s from Model T Fords with cranking starters and drivers wearing caps and scarves to cherry red 1957 Chevys Tacoroni You woke up late, which means you got to school late, you forgot about the test in math, you left your gym clothes at ho- me. ..everything seemed to go wrong. But wait-what ' s for lun- ch?. ..TACORONI!!! Your day is a success at last! Zam Zetti, sea burgers, pizza pups, the possibilities were end- less. There were choices, though, if you didn ' t like main dish. ..there were hot dogs, hamburgers, and always french fries. For the lighter luncher there were salads, fruits, or chips of any kind. dragging down a deserted road and finally a jump into the future with a slick black Ferrari floating down the freeway. Those cars are all visions of the future for TRHS students, but someday those visions will become realities. Jennifer Hoffman ' s dream car is a Mazda RX-7. Black with a gold pinstripe, a sun roof, and a jamming stereo. Pam DuFour is content with her Mustang, but in the future hopes to get a red Corvette with everything. Mike McCally would like to modify his Renault Alliance with a 409 and a fin on the back, with dual quad exhaust, and a purple pinstripe. Pile in. Senior Marianne Murphy ' s brand new Chevy SIO can " pick-up " Suys just as well as any Trans- Am, 12 STUDEFIT LIFE Chowin ' down. By the amount of food on his plate, sophomore Ed Markum doesn ' t seem to mind the cafeteria food too much. Cosby clan. Everyone tunes in Thurs- day nights to watch the cast of the Cosby Show work out every day prob- lems in their own humorous way. J Favorite Family Bill Cosby, America ' s best loved humorist, at age 48 seems to have reached a peak in his career. After numerous albums, movies, nightclub appearances, cancelled series and ad pitches. Bill Cosby has an estimated yearly income of over $10 mil- lion and a 1 rated television program. The Cosby Show airs on Thursday evenings v ith Cosby playing the character Cliff Hux- table. Cosby, like his character, has five children, four girls and one boy. Cosby ' s TV family consists of many talented ac- tresses and actors, including Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe, Kesh- ia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rash- ad, Sabrina Lebeauf, and Mal- com-Jamal Warner. The Cosby Show serves as a What a face. Andrea Feller shows off one of the qualities she loves most about boyfriend Dave Martin. guide to American families throughout the nation. Families tune in every week to see how Cliff Huxtable handles the ev- eryday difficulties in life, with his humor and concern. The Cosby Show is very realistic and provides entertainment on those otherwise boring Thurs- day nights. Students at T.R.H.S. like the Cosby Show because they felt it was a fun-loving family show that was down to earth and very funny. Coke Old New Coke. New Old Coke? Cherry Coke? Or Diet Coke? Confusion set in immedi- ately. The true taste of Classic Coke won out across the nation and in a poll taken at T.R.H.S. The Coca-Cola Company was started back in 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia. Coke is the 1 best seller of soda pop in the United States and is sold in every major country in the world, including Russia and China. The cola wars have been at full force over the past few years with Pepsi as Coke ' s lead- ing contender. These two com- The Real ThingTJhe stars of the Coca- Cola world are Classic Coke, Diet Coke, New Coke, Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, and New Caffeine Free Coke. panies fight it out on the networks with their ingenous commercials. Whitney Houston lets it all out for diet Coke, and Michael J. Fox fighting for Pepsi. Pepsi looks marvelous, and Coke is the REAL thing, isn ' t it? You know the feel- ing. ..sitting by the phone hoping your dream guy or girl will cell. You try every- thing from praying to ESP to make that phone ring. Then it happens-it rings-but you don ' t know what to say. This could be the most important conversation of your life. It could lead to a date, then prom, and who knows what else? OPINIONS QUESTION: Would you mind if a student afflicted with AIDS at tended T.R.H.S.? ANSWERS: YES 37.5% NO 62.5% tfy The Bi3 Bad Bear. The Fridge possesses a 22-inch neck, a 48-inch waist, and 34-inch thighs, proving he does live up to his nickname. Heating Up the Fridge Rookie William " The Refriger- ator " Perry became the World Champion Chicago Bears ' favor- ite appliance this season. The 6 ' 2 " 318 pound lineman turned running back became the heavi- est man to score a touchdown from a set play. The Fridge became a smash hit v ith Bear fans showing his ac- tion on the field as well as his performance in the Superbowl Shuffle. The Fridge has done well this season proving to linemen around the league that they have a very big household ap- pliance on their hands. America ' s leading man. In his life- time, Rock Hudson made 65 films and was twice voted Best Actor. A few days after he died, at 59, Congress set aside 221 million to develop a cure for AIDS. A KJIIIns Kiss? Rock Hudson sent a wave of shock around the world this year with three words: " I have AIDS. " Immediately, Acquired Im- mune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was the most talked about and one of the most feared issues in the world. Rumors in the movie industry prompted the Screen Actors Guild to make the announce- ment that open-mouthed kissing was a " possible health hazard, " and informed producers that actors must be notified when they are hired if the role will require such an act. Court mandates forced public schools to allow students afflic- ted by the disease to attend classes. Public sentiment and petitions forced those same students back out of the class- room and into their homes. But one of the saddest reali- ties about the disease is that there is no known cure, but since Hudson ' s announcement, more than 1.8 million in private contributions have been raised to support AIDS research and to care for AIDS victims. ChallengHER First civilian. Social Studies teacher Christa McAuliffe was chosen to be the first " ordinary " civilian in space. What the people of the United States expected to be a successful year in space travel and exploration abruptly ended the morning ofJanuary 28, 1986. The crash and death of seven astronauts left a dominant impact on our lives. Students and teachers throughout the nation were deeply touched by the death of civilian teacher, Christa McAuliffe. Mrs. McAuliffe v as a high school social studies teacher from Concord, Nevv Hampshire. In class Christa stressed the impact of ordinary people in history. She vv orried about her physical fitness and her abilities to carry out her responsibilities. McAuliffe feared her crew members would not accept her because she was an amateur. Christa McAuliffe took her son ' s stuffed frog with her, her daughter ' s cross, her grandmother ' s watch, and two lessons she had prepared to send back to classrooms in the U.S. Super Stud. In preparation for his film Youngblood, Rob Lowe spent four hours on the ice everyday to perfect his skating skills. Rob Lowe, or Shecky Show- biz to friends, is the object of many teenage girls dreams. The 22-year-old Brat Packer has starred in the hit movie St. Elmo ' s Fire with many other talented young actors and actresses. Rob ' s most recent film was youngblood. He played an 18-year-old hockey player striving for the pros. 4v af on j sfory. Japanese airline 123 slammed into a mountainside leaving only four survivors. Against all odds. Rescuers pull a newborn infant from what remains of General Hospital. Caby Miracle French rescue workers spent weeks cleaning up the wreckage and looking for survivors amidst the rubble of the Mexico City earthquake in August of 1985. Five days after the earth- quake, workers using a sound detector, picked up faint cries coming from beneath the sixth floor of the nine floor Mexico City General Hospital. The res- cuers worked all through the night and were rewarded at sunrise with eight day old Jesus Rodriguez. The baby was se- verely bruised and suffered from dehydration and a dislocated hip- bone but he was alive-one of 24 newborns who survived the dev- astating earthquake. Students in Three Rivers were personally affected by the trage- dy which cost thousands of lives. Many students had relatives in the area and were unable to make contact with them for several days. Mini MAG 15 XX straight " Smokin ' in the Boys ' Room ' The cloud cover was low and hazy, you opened the door looking out, not being able to see your hand in front of your face. Yet you began to make out an object in front of you, it looked like a. ..com- mode, yes! that was it, and there was still another object, only taller and more human-like. It began to move slowly, lifting what looked like an arm towards its face. At the end of it was a small, red light moving closer and closer to it- s... mouth, yes! its mouth. And what came out was somewhat confusing, but it looked as though the cloud was getting larger and larger and... If this sounded familiar to you then you ' ve obviously been into one of the bathrooms at TRHS. Many students feel it ' s a violation of their " air space " to allow other students to smoke. Maybe if the students knew some facts about smoking, the cloud cover would clear. Did you know that over $400.00 was spent on cigarettes per person per year? And that it only took 3 seconds to speed your heartbeat, raise your blood pressure, and kill hundreds of cells. And that 90% of the people diagnosed as having lurig cancer died within five years of their diagnosis. NEW! Minimum Protectic SUNTAN OIL Deepest, darkest tan for skin tn tans easily. Eight natural oils and enDollienls, Spring Break Everyone needed and deserved a break. Teachers, students, and the administration of TRHS. After much anticipation and the counting down of days, that long-awaited break finally arrived on March 27, 1986. It was Good Friday in many ways, school adjourned at 11:00 a.m. and everyone headed off in different directions to find their own source of entertainment. For some the enter- tainment was found on the sunny beaches of Florida, others showed off their skiing abilities on the snowy slopes of Colorado, while many spent their Spring Break at home glued to the tube. Inhale. Junior Jeff Vedmore and Senior Rodney Wagner show that they agree with the " Smoking is Prohibited " sign as they fasciously smoke their fingers. 16 STUDEMT LIFE Tune-up. Senior Chris Yearling discov- ers Ihil traveling all the way to Florida may be great for your tan, but not so great for your car. J Cancer or Copper- tone For some people, especially teenagers, getting the " savage tan " was a new fad. Everyone wanted the perfect tan. Suntans could be easily obtained by spend- ing just a few minutes in a tanning bed, booth, or hex. Many students at TRHS went to tanning salons before going on spring break to avoid getting fried. Tanning salons helped people achieve a fast tan, prolong a tan, or just have a healthy glow in time for the prom. Tanning salons were relatively inexpensive and very popular, although many people were afraid to go to tanning salons because of the controversy over cancer and UVA and UVB rays. Although he likes a nice tan. Senior Jerry Benson avoided going because he feared they may lead to cancer. For some, tanning salons were not as much fun as obtaining an authentic tan. Senior Kenny Mar- Filler ' up If the saying " Good to the last drop " ever applied to anyone, it was the students at TRHS who own their own cars. That car looked good in the car lot all shiny and slightly used. All you thought of was getting behind that wheel and cruising into McDonald ' s and " getting one " as you pulled out. But the vision in your mind was suddenly blackened as your parents tell you, " Along with having your own car comes the responsibility of insurance payments and GAS COSTS! " Now you were doomed, that car Drop by drop. Students cheered as the gas prices went down, down, down, and cruising went up, up, up. would never leave the garage. But, alas, there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Gas prices went DOWN! DOWN! DOWN! Instantly the cruising strip of Three Rivers was packed, and there were more people driving every day. The once deserted gas stations were throbbing metrop- olis ' and students once again hoarded the car wash to restore that new-used look. tin went to a tanning salon and said, " It was not as much fun as laying out in the real sun. " Stu- dents learned they should take precautions before going into a tanning salon. Sophomore Jamie Clark said, " The next time I go to a tanning booth 1 will definitely wear a swimsuit and better protec- tive glasses. " On the average, most students felt tanning salons were boring and hot and not worth the money. Some students felt they didn ' t have the time to go. Fresh- man Lori Pierce said, " 1 have never been to a tanning salon because I ' m afraid I would get burned to a crisp, and it ' s not on my main list of priorities. " Other students like Beth Carlisi never went because they did not have the extra money to spend on such things. « Every girl dreams about it. Her face on the covers of all the top maga- zines, traveling all over the world making lots of money. For 16-year-old Tammy Jansen, her dream may just come true. In September of 1985, Tammy went for an in- terview with the Bar- bazon Modeling School through the Western Michigan University of- fices. Mim MAQ 17 Danger in Dirt Bike buddies. Junior Jeff Grames and sophomore Ed Markum spend many afternoons after school together riding bikes. It was a mothers worst fear, not being able to protect her children. Little boys grow up fast, and mothers realized that they had to ease up and let their ' little boys " do their ' own thing " . For Ed Markum and Jeff Grames their " own thing " meant racing 125 Honda Moto-Cross dirt bikes. Racing dirt bikes was a dangerous and exciting hobby for all participants, especially when they started racing at the age of twelve, and started riding Various pictures throughout the Mini Mag are courtesy of Time, Life, Us, Rolling Stone, Teen Beat, Motion Pictures, and People magazines. years before that. Both Jeff and Ed were taught how to ride by an older friend and soon became interested in racing. Ed Markum has realized that racing takes a lot of time and money. Accidents happen all of the time, Jeff Grames broke his wrist once in a race, and Ed has received some minor scrapes and bruises. They both have competed in many races at Red Bud Trails in Buchanan, and in races in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. They have re- ceived 1st place awards and some trophys. Racing is very tiring, hot and exciting. Both Ed and Jeff enjoy the competi- ton and anticipate the races. Through racing and compe- tition both students have learned responsibility while having fun at the same time. College ash Your senior year, the last one. You have to start thinking about college and MONEY! For senior Joanna Masnari tuition won ' t be much of a problem. Joanna was one of 18 applicants going to Western Michigan University to receive a $12,000 scholarship. Joanna was one of 388 people who had to write two essays about group leadership, ability to work with peo- ple, and communication skills. After this first competition, the finalists were narrowed to 25. After the final judging Joanna found out she had won the money. Her major is history and secondary education. 18 STUDEHT LIFE Hooked on books. Senior Joanna Masnari shows her interest in books as she sits down to read in the library. J r«; - ? SOAPS No, not the kind of soap you wash your hands with or the dishes or even the laundry, but the kind that had you glued to the tube from dawn ' till dusk. Those people became your second family, your life. When something sad happened, you cried. When there were happy times, you laughed. It was like a second world, Another World. But you were still an adolescent and got antsy with Sally and her two- timing behind Mack ' s back while he was with Donna. You were sick of all this, you were the Young and the Restless. Yet Jill got on your nerves, you wanted to shoot her right along with Jack and John, and Victor the Villian overtook your life. But things were looking up, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, a Guiding Light. Ohhhh!!! but that brat Mindy The Right Choice It was a Monday night, April 14, to be exact. The yearbook staff was hard at work at the high school trying to meet a deadline when Dennis Wilkie ' s Dad came in. " Did you hear? " he said. " We just bombed Libya. " The room was silent as we all soaked it in. Some agreed with President Reagan, some did not. Such were the reactions all over the world. Were we justified in what we did? That was the question everyone asked. Some felt Reagan had no choice but to do what he did after all of the terrorist attacks and the It ' s all mapped out. Tb s map showed the various missile sites and bombed areas of the 1986 US attack on Libya. bombing of the German disco with American GI ' s inside. Would the bombing end the attacks? Some thought so until the news broke out that a girl about the age of 20 tried to walk onto an El ' Al flight in London carrying a bomb. That same day three bodies were found in Beirut, one an American and two British photographers. Some nations supported us, some did not. Aaron Meyer felt that " Ole Ron done good. " tested your patience, you just wanted to pull her hair out. And you felt so sorry for Reva because she ' d been through so much. That wench Clare just made matters worse the way she treated her child. 1 would never trust her with All My Chil- dren. Speaking of children, poor Jeremy. How could his step-mon- ster Natalie have done that to him. Saying that child was his just because Alex was dead. And Jer- emy and Erica were so happy. Oh and poor Bob, being terminally ill must have been a bummer. But he was healed at the hospital. General Hospital. But how could Lucy lie just to get Kevin ' s charges dropped. And that Samantha just can ' t leave well enough alone. Yet, Monica and Shawn seem to be getting along all right, just like riding off into the sunset. As The World Turns. As we looked back at the hours spent in front of the tube totally engrossed minute by minute like sand in the hour glass, so were the Days Of Our Lives. Pop Music ' s Top 20 Singles of 1985 I Careless Whisper - Wham! 2. Like a Virgin -- Madonna 3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go -- Wham! 4. I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner 5. I Feel For You -- Chaka Khan 6. Out Of Touch -- Daryl Hall and John Oates 7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears 8. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits 9. Crazy For You -- Madonna 10. Take On Me -- a-ha II Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young 12. Easy Lover -- Philip Bailey with Phil Collins 13. Can ' t Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon 14. We Built This City - Starship 15. The Power Of Love -- Huey Lewis and the News 16. Don ' t You (Forget About Me) -- Simple Minds 17. Cherish -- Kool and the Gang 18. St. Elmo ' s Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr 19. The Heat Is On - Glen Frey 20. We Are The World -- USA For Africa -Billboard ' s Survey 19 The line was long at the ticket booth on the evening of October 11, 1985. The crowd made their way to their seats after stopping by the con- cession stand for popcorn and candy. They finally found their seats, kicked back and waited for the show to begin. The feature presentation was The Wildcats vs. The Colts, " starring the famous Wildcat Football Players, with Executive Producer Coach Bovenkirk and Assistant Producers Mr. Zonyk and Mr. Schirk. The Wildcats were winning at half time, and the intermission had begun. The show at intermission had con- tained many newly discovered stars. The starring roles were played by King and Queen, Chad Durren and Jennifer Jackson. With their co-stars Prince and Princess, Jeff Wilson and Kathy Clay, Duke and Dutchess, Chad Cot- tingham and Janet Larkins, Lord and Lady, Ross Clay and Darcy Davis. These stars had it rough on their way to stardom. In order to get where they had, they had to perform many duties. These duties were dressing up for the various dress up days. Revenge of the nerds. Old Movies Day, Walt Disney Day and the Wizard of Oz Day. These stars also had to show their artistic abilities in the banner contest, and show their creativity in the essay contest. They even had their own Star Games, which was running down a basketball court with a football be- tween their legs. The head of the props department was the senior class, showing their talent once again by building the winning float. Intermission was over and the show had begun again. The ending to this feature was a happy one, as the Wildcats rode off into the sunset with a victory leaving the ushers behind to clean up the popcorn boxes and candy wrappers. A grand pair. Mr. John Johnsonbaugh and Ms. Barb Erickson, Grand Marshall and Qrand Marshalette, lead the band. Royal Court and class floats in the 1985 Football Homecoming parade. nice do. Junior Julie Miller shows off her winning looks after retuming from the beauty shop. Leader of the pack. Their royal high- nesses, Jennifer Jackson and Chad Durren take their winning ride to meet their public during the 1985 Homecoming half-time show. 20 STUDEFiT LIFE J got itl Senior Stephanie Brooks alias Agnes from the movie Revenge of the Herds, boldly goes where no man has ever gone before. Raving beauty. Could this really be the lastest in fashion? Sophomore Heather Olson thinks so as she models her new fall wardrobe. Which way to the Yellow Brick Road? Freshman Mike Ludwig, Steve Rodriguez, and Joe Roberts bring their dream of going to Oz to life during Homecoming ' 85. HOMECOMinO 21 Eep til you drcp Boppin ' , droppln ' , hippin ' , hoppin ' , flippin ' , floppin. All of these verbs de- scribed Basketball Homecoming week 1986. The Junior girls ' skit provided the " boppin " ' for the week as they acted out their rendition of the 1950 ' s " boppers " . The Seniors " dropped " to the gym floor to spell out the word B-O-P showing their originality in the giris (and guys) skit. Greaser Day provided the " hip " in Homecoming when the student body dressed up in " hip " clothes from the ' 50 ' s. After the big game, many of the students gathered in the high school gym for an old-fashioned sock " hop " . The Freshmen " flipped " over Home- coming when they came away with the award for the best float. There were a few " flops " during the week, however. The beginning of Homecoming started off on a familiar note when the only closing of the year came on Homecoming Kickoff Monday. Seniors Tony Meloche, Paul Homer, A.J. Clipfell, riick Bamhardt, and junior Jarret Sigman provided a different kind of talent as they lip sync the song " 1 Wanna Rock " by Twisted Sister in the talent show. The Seniors won the talent show while the Sophomores won the overall Homecoming trophy. Put er ' there. Freshmen Ann Whitford is congratulated by Michelle Hageman as she re- ceives the Spirit award for her class. It ' s all black and white. Senior Tony Meloche pulls the float that was a reflection of how the Senior class felt about Homecoming. I ' m baaad. Senior Qreg Thurman recipient of the Mr. Team Supreme award, thinks up the stragety he will use on the opposing team during the ' 86 Homecoming game. 22 STUDEHT LIFE J] Rollin ' Along. Skating waitresses were certainly a big thiing in the 50 ' s and Sophomore Gena Bernheisel represents her classes opinion on what one would look like. tiangin ' out. Sophomore Jason Lehman and Scott Edwards slick back their hair as they prepare themeselves for the hot chicks comin ' their way. Oooooh. Junior Bopper Janet Walker dis- cusses her excitement with Mary Jo Wortinger about the upcoming homecoming activities while participating in the girls skit. HOMECOMinO 23 Just You and I " Are ou sure my hair looks all right? 1 e still got to paint my nails, do you think he ' ll like my dress? Where will he pin my flowers, my dress is strap- less? " Many questions and last minute worries went through everyone s mind on the night of Saturday, May 3, 1986. Guys worried about their appearance just as much as their dates. For many students this was their first prom. The guys realized dressing up in tuxes and going out on the town wasn ' t so bad after all. A lot of time and money goes into the prom every year, and this year was definitely no exception. Guys had to rent tuxes, order their dates flowers, and buy their dinner. Powell Studios was at the prom to take pictures of couples for an additional cost. Students realized fi- nancing a prom was not easy, especially for the 1987 Junior Class. Prom weekend began with Prom Dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 1986. Instead of the traditional roast beef and ham dinner, a casual gariic bread, salad, and pizza dinner was served. Senior Kevin Butler personally served Mr. Jacobs a pizza, surprisingly on his plate, not in his lap. Many students enjoyed the pizza dinner as whispers of a food fight rang throughout the air. Following the dinner was the Caught in the act. Junior Rachelle Kent is caugint sneal ing away from hier date to sample the refreshments. Patience, patience. Senior John Trimnell patiently waits while his date, junior Vallie Mcna- mee. samples the cake. cake dedication to the Senior Class. After dinner entertainment was pro- vided by the Aristocrats, and solos were performed by Joe Cooper, Marcy Me- loche, and Darci Cooper. The finale was a duet performed by Darci and Joe Cooper, singing ' Just You and I " , the theme of the 1986 prom. The prom started at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. It was held at the Community Center in Three Rivers. The colors for the decorations were pink and burgun- dy; crepe paper, balloons, and carna- tions helped to enhance the romantic setting. Instead of having the usual, a band for entertainment, music was pro- vided by the Sound Enforcer. The Grand March took place at 11:00 p.m. and was led by the junior class vice-president Sheri Lutz. The long awaited event came to a close at midnight. After the prom many couples met at each others houses and enjoyed the rest of the evening together, eating, watching television, or listening to mu- sic. After a long and hectic weekend many students found relaxation, sun, and more fun on the beaches of Lake Michigan. Sweet nothings. grins at what his date, whispers in his ear. Sophomore Dan Stevens sophomore Heather Miller, 24 STUDEMT LIFE Formal fun. Seniors Beth Qleason, Ron Boehm, Pam DuFour, Matt Krawczak, Shelly Kramb, and junior Kelly Wise gather in the refreshments room to talk about how their dinner was as Ron shows off his After Six tux. Oh, no, is she wearing my dress? Junior Darci Cooper has momentary shock before she realizes that her dress is indeed an original. Boogie down. Seniors Mendy Harmen and Me no y nafcers. The junior class picked out Paul Homer dance the night away to one of the the pink and burgundy velvet memory books that songs provided for by WLKM. were passed out at both the prom dinner and the prom. PROM 25 Fancy feet. Sophomore Katie Taffee kicks off her shoes as senior Dennis Wilkie shows her his dancin ' moves. Too close for comfort. Seniors Scott Sayer and Pam Ulrey cuddle closely on the crowded dance floor during one of the slow songs. 26 STUDEriT LIFE ' ong Tafc ng a ftreaf ier.Junlor Mike Hogan and his Good stuff, Maynard. Junior Carol Eldridge date rest their tired feet after dancing all night enjoys the refreshments provided by Miss Lang- worthy and the junior class. J Just You And I Pretty as a picture. Junior Lisa Alexander and senior Greg Street pose for a photograph taken by Powell Studios. - A AV tuckered out. Seniors Bill Tobin and Tonya White rest their weao feet after waiting in line to get their pictures taken. Just a little R R. Senior Todd Kelly enjoys a rela. ing moment with his date, Pam Bradford. Aren ' t there anymore chairs? Seniors Judy Moore and Robin Butler sit this dance out on the knees of their dates, Joe Borst and Kevin Taylor. PROM 27 -% - ' V PEOPLE (IC ' i itlM ' Seniors 30-31 Remembering When... Juniors 42-43 That First Kiss... Sophomores 50-51 Chilling Out- Freshmen 58-59 Wishful Thinking... Staff 66-67 Adjusting to Change... Administration 72-73 Decision-Makers... 28 DIVIDER Z] . My Funniest Classmate Was. . . In all our classes we have someone that we ' ll always re- member for something they have done, whether it was by saying something silly, or just being really goofy. " Kevin Taylor, he dreams up weird stories and fantasies (and lives them). " -Senior Chris Borst. " Scott Wendzel, you would have to know him to believe it. " - Senior Joy Rifenberg. " Regina Brown, she ' s just nuts and crazy. " -Senior Greta Gainer. " Dan Dopp, he just likes to act wierd. " -Sophomore Rene Kent. Locker Loot. Junior Cheryl Alford and Freshman Jimmy Sherman display a TRHS typical locker. Used for stashing books, purses, gym bags, innumerable pop cans, posters, stickers, and various sports equipment. " Kris Bird, he acts like he ' s in his own little world. " -Sopho- more David Hasse. " Charlie Williams, hes re- ally funny but pretty wierd too. " " - Freshman David Larsen. " Vincent Shelby, in P.E. he seems to have a split personali- ty. " ' -Senior Colin Ruedger. " Steve Merad, in Miss Korr ' s biology class he broke a chair over his head. " -Senior A.J. Clipfell. " Brian Ruth, no matter if hes in a bad mood or not he always had something clever to say. " " -Senior Kristy Bales. " Mike McCally, he ' s always pestering me about everything 1 do. " -Senior Robyn Grubbs. a Buddies. Seniors Jerry Benson and Brian Ruth show us the meaning of a true friend. Chums. Seniors Shelly Kramb and Michele Brady chum it up before the homecoming assembly. Tina Marie Adams Gerald Kevin Allen Randy Appleton Renee Diane Appleton Debra Lynn Appoloni Lori Lynn Armstrong with highest honors James Fredrick Baker II Michelle [Nanette Baker Micholas E. Baker with highest honor Kristina Marie Bales with honor Karen Barks nicholas Scott Bamhardt Ronald Lee Batdorf Jerry Scott Benson Ronald Daniel Boehm Thomas Boodt Christiana Borst Donald Oliver Boyce Jr. Brenda Renee Bradford Michele Renee Brady 30 CLASS OF 1986 Jl riends What do they mean to you? Pals. Seniors Greg Thurman and Murray Smith share a laugh as they wait for an assembly to start. " We all have to deal with the same problems of school while we also share the best of times together. Our last year of high school went a lot faster with the help of our friends. " -Chad Durren " Friends are there when nobody else wants to be or cares. They cele- brate with you through the good times and are there to listen and coun- sel you through the bad. Friends will always be an important part of my li- fe. " -David Lewis " Friends are very spe- cial to me. Whenever 1 have a problem, some- one is always there to talk to me. When 1 need ad- vice or just to have fun with. Mostly 1 feel every- one needs a friend be- cause everybody needs somebody. " -Brian Ruth " They ' re the only rea- son 1 like school. Friends are someone to share happy memories with. " ' - Robin Butler " Friends are a way of getting away from every- thing, like parents, school, and rough times. Theyre a natural high. A friend is someone to back up those little white lies that you told mom and dad. ' " -Marianne Murphy Stephanie Anne Brooks with honor Michelle Renee Brothers Kevin James Butler Robin Marie Butler Stephen Qerrard Cain Alan Carpenter Patricia Lynne Clark Kathryn Elizabeth Clay Andrew Justin Clipfell Dennis James Clutter Charles Lee Cole Joe Lee Cooper Jr. Richard A. Crosbie James Edward Dechnik Bruce Michael Deur 31 emones I remember when... " Caryn Weiandt and 1 attempted a trip to Kala- mazoo and crashed her car. " -Wendy Oakley " 1 won a first place ribbon on showing my farm animals. " -Jody Van- dergeest " Me, Rodney Wagner, and Dennis Wilkie all got suspended for substance abuse. " -Bob Larkins " I first got my car and was able to drive it. " - Doug Lane crashed my car go- ing to get finger nail pol- ish remover for Brady. " - Judy Moore " The seniors didnt participate in the yell con- test at the Homecoming assembly. " " -Mick Marietti sprained my ankle in Fort Lauderdale and had to go to the hospital. " - Rodney Wagner " I sprayed Mrs. Stuckey with a fire extinguisher. " - Ernie Johnson ' 1 got dirty in Fort Lau- derdale. " -Matt Krawczak " A group of friends and I went looking for Linda late one night. " -Caryn Weiandt Recollection. Senior Bill Willis members all of the good time s shared with his friends at TRHS. Johannah Mary Donnelly Andrea Kaye Dow with honor Gustavo Duanas foreign exchange with honor Pamela Jean DuFour with honor Matthew Chad Durren with honor Douglas Lee Edwards Archie U. Eggleston Carol Lynn Eldridge Jean Christophe Fouquet foreign exchange with honor Michelle Renee French Andrew S. Fuelling Laura Fuller Qreta Yvonne Gainer Elizabeth Aileen Gleason with honor Robyn Renee Grubbs w th honor 32 CLASS OF 1986 s Reflections. Senior Monty Hall re- flects on his fondest memories of TRHS. Reminiscence. Senior Bethi Qleason stares into space trying to remember her most memorable moments of being at TRHS. Mark Todd Hagenbuch with highest honor Kris Hagerman Daniel Eugene Haigh Michelle Lynn Haines with honor Robert Lee Hall W. LaMont Hall Rebecca Lynn Handy with highest honors Angela Denise Hardy Melinda K. Harman with highest honor James Michael Harvey Mary Anne Hawley Michelle Lynn Hills Michael Allen Hires Jeffery Alan Hoffine Judith Rene Hoffine with honor Jennifer Elizabeth Hoffman with honor Tonja RoJean Holmes Paul Bradley Homer Tony LaWane Hooley with honor nancy Jo Hubbard with honor A 33 Deep in Thought. Senior Joanna Masnari dreams of her future at West- ern Michigan University. Anticipating the future. Senior Da- vid Lewis thinks about what awaits him in the next few years at college John LeRoy Huffman Debra Ann Jackson Jennifer Elizabeth Jackson Jeffery Johnson Keith Wayne Johnson Jeffery A. Jones Stacey M.L. Jones Todd Michael Kelly Amy Louise Kennedy with honor Crystal Louise Kennedy Hyunsu Kim with highest honor Michael Tracy King Michael James Kinney John David Kintz with honor Michael Alan Kipker Barbara Lee Kleer with highest honor Tina Louise Kniffin Michelle Renee Kramb Matthev; John Krawczak James Douglas Lane 34 CLASS OF 1986 J future Ten years from now, I expect to be... Senior Kent Wilson lie ' ll be very rich wiien " I ' ll be married to Joe with two kids, one giri and one boy, and I ' ll be very wealthy. " -Judy Moore " I ' ll be in the moun- tains, facing the west in a log cabin to see the sun- sets every day with a gorgeous man. " -Kristy Bales " I ' ll be living in Aus- trailia owning a koala bear farm. " -Michele Bra- dy " I ' ll have two kids, be married, and living in Atlanta. I ' ll also be work- ing for Digital as an assisi- tance secretary. " -Lolita Sambo " I ' ll be dead. " -Jim Baker " I ' ll be a pilot and an officer in the Air Force. " - Tony Meloche " I ' ll be rich and on stage in new York. " -Lon Letcher " I ' ll be acting in the movies or acting on Guiding Light. " -Lori Arm- strong " I ' ll be a professional singer. " -Joe Cooper " I ' ll be working on an atomic bomb. " -Bob Lar- kins Charles Larkin Robert Scott Larkins Lon Eugene Letcher David A. Lewis l elissa Ann Mains Nicholas Paul Marietti Michael Eari Marshall David Edvi ard Martin Kenneth Allen Martin Joanna Esther Masnari with highest honor Lori Ruth Mathews Michael Patrick McCally Charles R. Meaows Anthony Gerard Meloche Jason A. Melone 35 discipline The funniest thing I did to receive disciplinary action was... " I skipped well over twenty hours of class. " - Bill Willis " 1 went out of the bus ' emergency exit while the bus was still in motion. " -Kent Wilson " I came to school late one morning be- cause 1 wasn ' t finished putting on my fake finger- nails. " -Vercie Whitten " 1 picked up an un- derclassman by his neck and carried him down the stairs. " -Chad Durren " I threw a chair at Mrs. Dobrowolski. " - Steve Cain " 1 skipped school and went swimming at the Cannon ' s house. " - Jerry Benson " I got in a group club picture for the yearbook that 1 wasn ' t supposed to be in. " -Steve Wieden- beck " 1 left the school ' s campus to go out to lunch one too many times. " -Murray Smith " 1 skipped school to go create some fun. " Scott Wendzel " I wrote a pass to get out of class and I got caught. " -Mitch Sussdorf Ten, twenty, thirty... Can senior Vercie Whitten pay Mr. Daniels enough money to have her Saturday school dropped. Michelle Anne Meurer with highest honor Aaron T. Meyer Lisa Kaye Milhollin Michael Allen Miller Michelle Ann Miller Phillip W. Miller Judy Melinda Moore Marianne Murphy Kathleen Ann Meidlinger with honor Steven Andrew Merad Jacob riordentoft foreign exchange with honor Eric Jon riothdruft Gary Mothdruft William Walter riothdruft Wendy Jo Oakley 36 CLASS OF 1986 - i lMMMMMipVippnr What have you been up to? Senior Tim Staffer! lool s pleased with himself after never serving a detention in his high school career. Peeking away. Senior Denita Sa- muels is busy typing up 100 ways to stay out of trouble. Amy Sue ODell with honor Patricia Louise ODell Cheryl Celestine Parker Paula Rae Persson Jon David Peters John Marshall Pollard Jr. Connie Jean Randolph Troy Andrew Reynolds Joy Lynn Rifenberg with honor Cindy Jane Rinz Kristine Ann Roberts Melissa Bancroft Roth with honor Jeffery Lane Rudd Troy D. Russel Brian Joseph Ruth Lolita Sambo Denita Marie Samuels Lisa M. Samuels Scott LaMar Sayer Gregory Ray Shutes with honor 37 Generics. The senior class shows their originality by building a Generic float for Basketball Homecoming 1986. Bodyguards. The senior class was under the watchful eye of members of the Three Rivers faculty. Bradley Douglas Simon Tammy Lynn Singler Gregory Scott Southland Timothy Jay Statfen with honor Leonard Lewis Steward Jr. Tim Stockdale Mitchell Ray Sussdorf Raymond Swinsick Gregory Thurman Edward William Tierney with highest honor Charles Lyle Tipton with honor Gregory Dean Trattles John Patrick Trimnel Pamela Ann Ulrey with honor Jody Lyn Vandergeest with honor Michael Douglas Wagner Rodney Michael Wagner Shannon Marie Warner Shonta L. Washington Sue Ann Wilson 38 CLASS OF 1986 assemblies Assemblies were no longer Reading the comics. Members of the senior class show a phony interest in the news at an assembly. The " newspaper " assembly was the first in a series of unusual assemblies. . The senior class put a new twist in assemblies at Three Rivers High School. What started out with some innocent harrassment of the fresh- men class ended with chaotic behavior and the end of assemblies for the year. First came the infa- mous " newspaper " as- sembly. While the fresh- men class participated in the yell contest, the sen- iors showed their dis- the predictable... interest by simultaneous- ly holding up newspa- pers. Then there was the silent yell contest. When the time came for the seniors to yell they " lip- synched " the cheer in unison. During the basketball homecoming assembly the seniors showed their spirit by aiming for 100% participation. For their skit a few members of the class dropped to the floor to spell the word bop to go along with the " Bop till You Drop " theme. Throughout the years ' events and activities, the senior class showed their spirit and enthusiasm iri any way they saw fit. Ho matter what others thought, their unconven- tionality and avoidance of the norm made the class of ' 86 " the class that broke tradition. " Caryn Elizabeth Weiandt Scott Brian Wendzel Louis White Tonya Marie White Vercysia Latryce Whitten Steven Donald Wiedenbeck Dennis Wayne Wilkie Joseph Allan Wilkins Wendy Suzanne Williams William Gordon Willis Scott Alan Willma Kent C. Wilson Scott Wayne Wurtsbaugh Christine Karen Yearling Dale Wayne Young with honor 39 The day was Friday, J..ne 6, 1986. The air was nlied with thoughts of. Please don ' t rain. " But it did. The dream of an outside graduation, which the entire class had worked so hard for, was shattered. In mid-March, 160 members of the senior class signed a petition stating their desire to have their commencement ex- ercises outside. This would have been the first time in ten years for this to occur. The petition was fallen to the school board by the class officers where it was unani- mously passed. Our dreams had thus become a reality. Until ... it rained. Even though graduation was held inside, nothing could have taken away the feelings of excitement and sadness that we felt. The time had finally arrived for us to leave the RAIN Of TEARS security that we had known all of our lives. It was time to move on. " I believe the chil- dren are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. " The first words from our class song, " The Greatest Love Of All " made us realize that the world was now upon our shoulders. We said goodbye to our high school years in hopes of fulfill- ing our dreams for the future. Many tears were shed and much laughter was heard. Once we were outside the gymnasium doors we realized that we would never be togeth- er as a class again. It was hard to walk away from it all. So we chose not to, at least for a little while. We put off the inevitable for as long as possible. Then, after saying goodbye with hugs and tears, we went our sep- erate ways. It ' s Time. Members ofthe class of 86 remain standing for the welcome given by vice President Lori Armstrong Adult Life. Lenard Stewart, Murry Smith, Qreg Street, and Jeffrey John- son congratulate themselves with cigarsjust like their dads. v " " A-.,. 40 SEFilORS Amazed. Cheryl Parker smiled as After waiting 4 long years she can she received her diploma from school hardly believe it s happening, board member Mr. Wayland P. Smith. GRADUATIOn 41 pmg Straiflht Talk everyone thinks about it a lot of us do it I just had to skip when... " I wanted to go see my boyfriend in Centreville at the high school and when I didn ' t feel like going to class because of the nice weather. " -Sherri Coop Cheryl Alford Jon Altimus Deann Appoloni Maureen Baggot Resa Bauman Marcy Bell Oren Bingaman Stacey Bloom tfWIh eannie Bolinger ■H Il David Boodt Ul k Tony Boodt K ' %K ' ' H Cindy Brewster ' ' " Jp Dan Briggs " ' ' M ark Britton . Matthew Brown Eric Bumson Heidi Butler Carmella Campbell David Campbell Marrey Cannon Larr ' Carpenter Leroy Carpenter Kit Carson Jerry Chaffee Author Childs Chris Clipfell Chris Cochran Salana Cole Tina Collard Mark Combs Sherri Coop Darcy Cooper Mike Copsey Darlene Cousins Monique Cox Gavin Crawford Anna Crespo Stein Cretors Brian Crotzer Juanita Crump Chad Cutler James Dailey 42 CLASS or 1987 M knew I had to be Woloszyk tested in Mrs. O ' Donnel ' s aerobics class and I l ew that I was going to see that special someone. " - Mondae Kaiser " My special someone wanted me too!! " -Terry Fausnaugh " 1 wanted to go hunting the first day of deer sea- son and 1 went behind my house. " -Larry Carpenter ' 1 had to find sexy person. " Clipfell a very -Chris " 1 ju t 7ac to go out for lunch and 1 went out and ate fish. ' " -Jamie South- land " Jeff Draime and 1 had to go to Sturgis and find some girls. " -Wayne Henegar " 1 wanted to go to Kala- mazoo and go shop- ping. " -Val[ie Mcriamee " Tina, Anna and I went to Progressive, got a pop, and cruised town. " -Mi- chelle Hartman " A couple of my fi ' iends grabbed me and said. We need a mission! " , so we went to her house and raided her fathers cabin- ent. ' -Kendra Hubbarth causing a very un.corn- fortable situation. So I went and used the only bathroom 1 could find, the facilities at McDo- nald ' s! " -Dave Campbell " Anna Crespo and 1 had a Mountain Dew mis- sion to go on. ' -Denise " 1 had to go and get a " 1 was in gym class Whopper! " " -Rachelle and " Z " would not let me Kent go to the bathroom. Betty Dentler Rhonda Dombrowolski Jeff Draime Mike Droke Barbara Duflf Karen Dunning Out to Lunch. Juniors Denise Wol- oszyk, Tina Tannous, and Rhonda Evenhouse are heading for a mission of undisclosed location. Creeked Out. Taking a moment from the Homecoming Activities, Ju- nior Janet Walker checks out the people she will be competing against. 43 Rhonda Evenhouse TeiTi Fausnaugh Chris Felch Anita Fox Koran Fuller Jason Fuller Craig Qearhart Kyle Qearhart Heather Qottschalk Jeff Qrames Chris Hackenberg Michelle Hageman Tom Hagerty Susan Hall Dawn Harmon Edward Harris Todd Harshberger Jennifer Hartman Michelle Hartman Dan Harvies Wayne Heneger Carol Hicks Marlon Higgins Mike Hogan Dan Homblower Michelle Horton Kendra Hubbarth Marco Hunt Jennifer Johnson riyoka Johnson Tracy Johnson James Juchartz Mondae Kaiser Mancy Kaiser Rachelle Kent Julie Kielau Tina King Scott Kipker Amy Kline Jim Koetzle Kathy Kraus Ed KruU Straight Talk l jCgl Kl rj everyone thinks about it 5 a lot of us do it My first kiss was when . . . " I was in sixth grade and she was in eighth grade and we kissed dur- ing a footbali game be- hind the bleachers. " - Todd Mcrieal " I was in first grade and " I was in sixth grade " I was 12 years old and my brother and Bryan and I kissed JefF Johnson I was in Centreville be- TafFee gave me a dollar to (an 8th grader) during a tween the post office and kiss Katie Taffee during a party at Boyne Mountain the library with Steven walk in the woods. " -Dan Golf Course. " -Kendra Pagels. " -Shelly Rogglien Homblower Hubbarth 44 CLASS Of 1987 fi y«ysgwg?y? ' ■ ' . H stud. Junior Jim Roberts cant seem to recall the lucky girl who he first kissed! Smack. The memory of her first kiss brings a smile to the face of Junior Regina Brown. " I was in sixth grade during summer vaca- tion. " -Dan Briggs " I was in tlie first grade on tlie bus to Jones scliool with Donnie Appo- loni. " -Trina Kuhnle " I was in first grade at Huss School during re- cess with Anna Crespo. " - JefF Draime " I was in seventh grade at Maple Park Skating Rink with a boy who will remain anonymous. " - Dawn Harmen " I was in third grade, underneath my porch. " - Regina Miller " I was in third grade behind a big oak tree in my back yard. " -Chad Cutler I was in fourth grade ' I was in fifth grade just with Chris McClain. ' - outside of the school Wayne Heneger doors. " -JefF Veronie " 1 was in seventh grade at a Three Rivers basketball game with Todd Skrzypek. " " I was in third grade in a hay mound behind my house. " -John Withers " I was in the fourth grade 1 kissed a boy from school in some bushes by my house. ' -Tina Col- lard " I was in fourth grade and I kissed a girl during recess because she was moving away. " -Todd Manos ents Straight Talk everyone has them- what was your proudest? The proudest moment of my life was... Shannon Lewallen Sheri Lutz Lynn McBride Chris McClain Raymond McCleod Vallie McHamee Todd McMeal Laurie Manier Dan Markum Darlene Martin Mike Marusek Marsellien Meloche Amy Merritt Connie Meyer Jeff Miller Julie Miller Regina Miller Shelly Misel Bob Mohney Larry Moyer Greg Musser Jeff Myers Herb Mash Dennis nothdruft Arnold Park John Parr Tana Patrick Jim Patterson Larry Patterson Ron Patterson Jody Pearson Shannon Pollitt Carolyn Reed Tami Reed Joann Reece Linda Reno Jules Reynolds Sean Rhinehart Jim Roberts Shannon Roberts Tony Robinson Scott Roderick 46 CLASS OF 1987 WHfm ipr- ' When I met Greg Musser, we became quick, close friends. I ' ll always remember that moment. " -Wayne Hene- gar " When my mother traded our Fiero, the car that 1 always drove to school, for a mini-van. When 1 drive the mini-van, 1 feel as if 1 am driving a bus, but it gets me where I ' m going and that ' s what counts. " -Julie Miller " When I won a trophy in baseball my freshmen year in high school. " -Dwight Davies " When I received a one at the district solo ensemble at Western Michigan University for band. " -Jules Reynolds " When I made it through a Sturgis Invitational and played well. " -Helen Lee " When I met Randy Barrone at a party that turned out quite well but we did have a good time and we are now very good friends. " -Greg Musser " When 1 received my report card and discovered that I had indeed passed Mr. Woods American History class. " -Sta- cey Bloom " When our 1985 yearbook won the Buckeye Award at Bowling Green University. " " - Kelly Wise " When I painted Beth Q!ea- sons split rail fence with or- ange spray paint during one of her Halloween parties. ' " -Jeff Veronie " When my boyfriend was accepted to Ferris State Col- lege. ' " -Sue Sheline Shelly Roggelin Jeffra Ruesink Mark Ruggles Dawn Russel Erik Schlppers Kathy Scott Leaders of the future? Jun ovs Bill Shermack, Jeff Vedmore, Dan Horn- blower, Jeff Veronie, and Jim Roberts display their character and leadership abilities at the Leadership Conference held at Glen Oaks. 47 Sue Sheline Connie Shelton Bill Shermack Brad Shuck Jarrett Sigmund riicole Simmons Erik Smith Jamie Southland Ed Stevens Jennifer Summers Betty Sylvester Tracy Tait Sarah Tanner Tina Tannous Viola Taylor Joe Tilli Chris Timm Michelle Timmer Jim Tucker Jason Turner B. Vansely David Vanderaa Jeff Vedmore Jeff Veronie Janet Walker Stacy Walters Erik Waters uL ' ' M Matthew Wellman W,_ yW : Amy Wells Kenneth Westfall ' " " v M.€f ' .-k Daniel White Michael White Sherry White Ken Wilcox Raeschel Williams Randy Williams Bob Willis Jeff Wilson Kelly Wise John Withers Denise Woloszyk Corey Wood moments Straight Talk everyone has them what was your proudest? The proudest moment of my life was... 48 CLASS OF 1987 J " When 1 was accepted to the summer institute of Arts and Science. " -Dennis Nothdruft " When 1 was accepted into the National Honor Society. " - Michelle Hartman " When my nephew was named after me. " -Mark Britton " When I received my first speeding ticket doing 80 in a 55 on U.S. 131 while trying to make it to Kalamazoo on time for an appointment. " -Jason Turner " When I received the news that I made an A ' on Mr. Rutenbar ' s government test that 1 had stayed up all night to study for. All the studying really paid off. " - Chris Timm " When I topped 140 miles per hour in my 1976 Grand Prix and shook the policeman from my tail. " -Erik Waters " When 1 won first place in the 880 relay at the state meet in Jackson, Michigan. " -Tam- my Reed " When I received my varsity letter in football, baseball, and basketball, riot only was I proud of myself, but my par- ents were also. ' -Jim Roberts " When I received the won- derful news that I had been inducted to national Honor Society. My parents were also very proud of me. ' -Shannon Roberts 49 ' I got a car that my Mom had wrapped with a big pink ribbon and left in the high school parking lot. Then we drove in my new car and got my license. " -Kelly Wise Took off cruising in Constantine to look for a guy. " -Dawn Seagel " Went and picked up my girlfriend and took her parking for the first time. " -Jeff Krause " Almost hit a car pul- ling out of the Secretary of States Office. " " -Janet Larkins " Stole my mother ' s car and went into town. " " - Steve Bidelman " Left my lights on and locked my keys in the car. " ' -Scott Dobrowolski " Almost got into an accident while cruising town. " " -Sue Britton " I ran a stop sign, then went out for breakfast at Big Boy. " -Donny Appo- loni " Got stuck in the Secre- tary of State ' s parking lot, 1 almost hit a police car, and after that 1 cruised town. " -Monica Blackburn " 1 drove to cheerlead- ing practice on Monday night, and afterwards went to McDonalds, then to babysitting. " " -Kris Myers Alexander Augustus Daryl Allen Jennifer An Jesse Andert Donny Appoloni D. Arvies Dennis Ashbrook Denise Baldwin Mike Ballard Joe Ballinger Randy Barrone Charles Barth Lisa Bassinger Thomas Batdorf Bryan Becker Sarah Becker Jeflfery Beckle Qina Bernheisel Steve Bidelman Kris Bird Monica Blackbum Michael Blood Dale Bloom Kim Bolinger Lorren Bordine Michael Borst Chrysee Bottger Rebecca Boyd Cheryl Brewster Suzanne Britton 50 CLASS OF 1988 « HR$ppMfpHHa«P»PPpn i Aaahhhhll Sophomore Jesse An- dert expresses his enthusiasm over his mohawk haircut. He says he got it just to be crazy! Penny for your thoughts. Debra Ruth, sophomore, appears very dis- contented over one of the ie.vj losses that the JV Basi etball team faced. 4?l Brian Brooks Lee Burkett Amy Buscher Richard Butler Tracy Cain Bethany Carlisi Scott Carpenter Brian Cheney Tammy Chitw ood Tom Chitvi ood Heidi Christie Jamie Clark Susan Clutter Debra Copsey Chad Cottingham Lisa Crespo Timothy Dalman Mike Dear Jack Detwiler Aaron Dickason Diana Dickerson Scott Dobrovi olski Matthew Dommer Danny Dopp Leslie Drummond Robert DuFour Scott Edvi ards Eric Egeler James Emerick Dustin Erdos 51 n li ' tio knows Sophomores Caria White and Jane Roundhouse discuss what puts them in a very good mood. Smile. Unfortunately though, soph- omore Kim Bolinger doesn t appear to be in a particularly good mood after the loss of the volleyball game. Tina Taiie Steven Fair Rebecca Feister Andrea Feller Andy Feller Jennifer Fisk James Fitzgerald Christopher Fox Shawn Fox Mike French Katrina Fricke Tony Qalinet Sharon Qearhart Tammy Glass Todd Gooding Emily Granzotto Anthony Qraystone Stephanie Griffith Kelly Grimm Laura Hagenbuch 52 CLASS or 1988 ' Everyone would get off my back and leave me alone. " -Randy Barrone " I could go to Hawaii for my vacation. " -Jenni- fer An " Robby Laverdure ' s family would get new au- tomobiles with windows that worked and air fresheners. " -Brian Kin- ney " Summer would hurry up and get here. " " - Rhonda Feister " Me and Chris Yokuty were in Jones instead of being here. " " -Darcy Re- plogel " People would treat other people with respect and in a better way. " " - Carla White " I wasnt in school and I had already graduat- ed. ' " -Gail Courtney " Jeff Krause and I would get back togeth- er. " " -Wendy Wood There were shorter hours in school. " -Dale Criddle " If 1 could buy a car that gets about 2 miles to the gallon, has no doors, no roof, and it was green and white. " " -Todd Gooding " Spring break was 4 weeks long and the price of a case of Coke was cheaper. " " -Jesse Andert Michelle Haigh Ken Handy Sarah Hanlng David Hasse Diane Hawkins Russel Heath Mike Henderson Missy Henschel J, Hill Kenneth Hitchcock Cindy Hogan Travis Holewinski Willie Holmes Russell Hutchins J. Ivie Lisa Jackson Tamara Jansen Cynthia Johnson Wesley Johnson David Jolly Jodi Kahler Brian Kaiser Kathy Keith Rene Kent Samantha King Brian Kinney Brian Kline Penny Knoflf Laura Kopen Melissa Kovac 53 9 me he almost broke up with me! " -Angela White 1 found out 1 had to move to Kalamazoo and 1 really didn ' t want to. " - Penny Knoff " 1 got my new haircut and it looked so terrible, 1 could not believe it. " - Samantha King a month. " -John Lard ' 1 found out that I had to get braces and they were going to stay on for a long time. " -Joe Tucker Ny mother and father told me that 1 was going to have a little brother or sister on the way. " -Michelle Wallace T came home at 2:00 in the morning, which was way past my curfew, and my dad was sitting up waiting for me. " -Lisa Jackson " 1 put a big chip in my boyfriend ' s class ring. My boyfriend was so mad at " When 1 got pulled over by a police officer on Coon Hollow Road for going 62 miles per hour in a 45 zone, needless to say, 1 got a ticket. " -Diana Dickerson " When 1 accidentally put a small dent into my parents car, and they found out about it. I was groujided for about " My swimming suit fell down in the bottom of the pool during a swimming party with all of my re- latives present. -Brian Kline " My mom showed my fiance, Jeff Tisley, all of my baby pictures in front of me and all Jeff could do was laugh. " - Jackie Singleton Janet Kramb g| Dwayne Krause Jeff Krause m John Krause Julie Kruse Cari Kuratco Kim Large John Lard Janet Larkins Danny Lint Scott Luegge Jason Lehman Jenny Letcher Michael Lemacks Eddie Markum Gary Martin Jill Masnari Mikki McCally Jeff McClain John McCully Brian McDowell Michelle McQhee Crystal Meadows Julie Meloche Heather Miller Janice Miller Mickey Miller Chad Minger Michelle Mohney Chris Mortand 54 CLASS or 1988 ' «=«»««««»«£««•!;;• ' m ■IPWPPP " :m BB Brian Silvers Jackie Singleton Hal SlenU Tammy Smith Stephanie Sommcrs Dawn Southland Veronica Speakman Dawn Speece Danny Stevens Stacey Stockdale Sharon Street Tim Suit Ron Summers Katie Taffee Jennifer Talmage Jeanine Talmage Dawn Tank Dorcas Taylor Steve Thompson Tracy Tierney Jody Timby Steve Tipton Bridgette Titus Lynn T rattles Matt Trimnell Joe Tucker Jody Vancely Paul Valentine Michelle Waite P. Walker 56 Bewildered. Sophomore Hope Ruggles exhibits a look of extreme suprise during Mr. Shetterlys4th hour band class. Stunning victory. Sophomore class piesident Chad (Nottingham accepts the Homecoming trophy while Scott Muffley, Charlie Barth, and John With- ers look on. CLASS OF 1988 Michelle Wallace Tim Warmack Mike Warner Lynette Weatherwax dCisi.iia ' j, David Weed Greg Westfall Anita Wheat Brian Wheeler Angela White Carla White Ann Wilcox Cayce Wilcox Marcey Williams Mark Wilma Brenda Winchel Richard Wise John Withers Wendy Wood Todd Wyatt Chris Yokuty B. Yoo " My car ran out of gas out- side of the parking lot on a sunny day. 1 blocked traffic and some of my friends had to help me push my car out of the way so 1 could let everybody through, then I went and got gas. I sure hope that some- thing like that doesn ' t happen to me again. " -Danny Dopp " 1 finished taking Mr. Riley ' s Advanced Biology exam. It was so hard 1 felt that 1 didn ' t know any of the answers. " - Hope Ruggles " Darcy Replogle and I got into a fight in Mopin parking lot and Darcy tried to strangle me. The good thing that came out of the fight is that we have no hard feelings towards each other. " -Jill Roggelin ' I was ready to get on the bus and I tripped and fell into a ditch in front of everybody on the bus. " ' -Sharon Qearhart " I got in a drivers training car with Debbie Ruth. I thought we would all die be- fore our first real drive. " - Wendy Wood " The police came to Kris Birds party and 1 was sitting on Chris Qrindel ' s van. Luckily the police didn ' t see me or my dad would have killed me. " - Travis Molewinski " My mom caught me and my friend in a very funny situation and she told my dad about it. " - Kurt Pollit " I got stopped by the police and 1 had a suspended license. They took me in and called my parents. " -Steve Bidelman " A party I had this fall got busted by the police. Lucky for me they let me off the hook because they knew my father really well. " -Mike Borst ' ' ' , cf fj. " I heard through the grape- vine that Gary Martin didn ' t pass drivers training. Good luck next summer! " -Robby Laverdure " Steve Cain came up to me and asked me a very embaras- sing question that made my face turn the color of an ap- ple. " -Jennifer Letcher " Robby Laverdure ' s dog got killed. His dogs name was Alamo. " -Scott Muffley " My parents caught me with a guy while 1 was babysitting. They were very upset with me. " - Kim Bolinger 57 Lisa Ami.strong Robert Ash Lonnie Ballard Jessica Balog Chad Bamick Beth Batdorf Michelle Bauman Ryan Beckwith Michelle Bell John Bennett Lori Benson Kay Bingaman Dawn Bishop Tony Blackburn Julie Blasius Greg Booth Brian Bottger Vicki Bauman Monica Brady Scott Brandys Anthony Brewster Christopher Briggs Lori Brinkman Teresa Brooks Michael Brothers Ken Brown Kim Bush Kim Canniff Jeff Chrisman Jackie Clark Rodd Clay Ross Clay Terra Clemmons Christa Clipfell Chris Collins Chad Coney Jacquelyn Copper Michelle Cox Sherry Crandall Julie Crump Aaron Cullifer Cheryl Dailey Shelly Dane Darcy Davis Roy Dear Tonya Decker Melanie Deur Michele Deur Michael Downey Julie Eaton Laura Edwards Brian Eggleston Rodney Eggleston Laura Elliot 58 CLASS OF 1989 straight Talk Here s what you think o ?o : d ooO- iXxe " You need money. " -Darvel Williams " Tou need money to buy yourself new clothes. " -Marie Kirby " You have a problem with school. " -Jill Singalli " You need a ride to a basketball or football game. " -Missy Keene " You need money very desperately to buy whatever your heart desires. " -Gene Blessing " You have to get money. " -Frank Webb " You need a ride to go somewhere important or else to borrow money. " -Steve Ro- driguez " I need a ride to go some- where. " -Becky Weber " I need someone to talk to who knows more than I do. " - Joannie Richardson " I need some money. " - Bryan Bottger " When I need money. " - Tracy Wiard " I need money to do something " -Shawn Rudd " You feel yourself in a troubled situation. They will always be there in a time of need, supporting you no mat- ter what your decisions are. " -Mark Clark " I need to get grounded. " -Rodd Clay " When I need to get money for something and when me and my friends need rides. " -Chad Bamick " You are doing poorly in school and they don ' t get too mad at you for it, because they know what that is like them- selves. Then they try to help you. " -Tracy Harden " You need a good friend, someone who you can always talk to. Someone who knows what you are going through and what you have been through. Parents are someone who shouldn ' t always judge you, just understand you. " - Jessica Balog It appears that the greater population of the class of 1989 feels that their parents are there only to take them places and give them money. In a year or two, they will be driving themselves places and buying their own things and then they will realize that their parents are there for other things too, like being a friend. Fired up. Freshmen Dan Handy, Dan Gould, Ray Shrock, and Mike Ludwig show their class spirit by attending and cheering for their fresh- men basketball team. AttentionHThe freshmen basket- ball cheerleaders listen attentively to Mr Jacobs as he makes important announcements about Basketball Homecoming. 59 m Straiaht Talk e ' s what you think Absolutely anything at all, what would you do? Would you go on a vaca- tion someplace far away, or would you stay at home and enjoy a lot of money (and spend it all). Would you go on a terrific shopping spree or would you save your money for something really big. Maybe you would decide to marry a movie star or even your high school sweetheart! It could be nice to live in Paris, Trance where all the lov- ers go, or in Hawaii doing the hula with the natives. : - Whatever you may think, here ' s what some mem- bers of the class of 1989 said: would decide to be- come a multi-millionaire and run my own busi- ness, taking off whenever 1 wanted to. " -Tony Schneider would be able to do the greatest slam dunk in the entire history of bas- ketball. " -Charley Wil- liams " I would move up into the mountains in a log cabin, with a bear skin rug by the fireplace and a lake out the front door. 1 would be a millionaire so 1 wouldn ' t have to worry about working. There would be horses outside in the back and 1 would have a gorgeous man to share it with. " -Lisa Ved- more would go to live in England with the Queen. " -Eric Higgins " I would marry Rob Lowe because he is gor- geous. " ' -Cindy Kennedy would go on vacation to a warm, exotic place like Hawaii. ' " -Qina Fo- ghino " I would go on a great big ship (that I would own) and take all of my friends, then I would throw this really big party and have a great time. ' " - Dan Handy 1 would have a ton of friends. " " -Don Williams Royalty. Second runners up for the Freshmen class for 1985 Football Homecoming are Tracy Harden and Steve Rodriguez. Entertainment Today. Freshman Lisa Armstrong gets a kick out of the Senior pranks that occurred during an assembly. 60 CLAS5 OF 1989 Marty Ertman Scott Ertman Loren Evans nicki Evans Dawn Everett Gina Foghino Belinda Foster Maria Garrison Kenneth Qarver Ame Glass Michael Godden Christy Goodenough Daniel Gould Todd Greister Robert Qriffen Todd Grimm Diana Gniber C. Grimm Kim Guiter Jeanette Hack Russel Hack Tim Hagenbuch Pat Hagerty Kimmy Haines Stacy Hall Dan Handy Tracy Harden Andy Harmen David Hartman Peggy Hawley Eric Higgins Margaret Hilyard Julie Hoffine Bill Horton Stephanie Jackson Burton Johnson Brad Jones Jeffery Kaufman Melissa Keene Shad Kelly John Demp Cathy Kennedy Cindy Kennedy Tom Kimble Jerry Kirby Marie Kirby Doug Knudsen Kathy Kratzer Robert Kunz Mike Lane Stacy Lard David Larsen Melissa Laws Tom Lausee 61 Jav Levanticsk! Don Levsis Tammy Linlemoot Mike luduig Rene Maines Lesiie Manevval Rose Marciniak Carrie Marks Christine Martin Connie Martin Patty McCormick Christine McDowell Matt McDowell Jason McFarland Angela Merrit Cheryl Mesick nancy Miller Shannon Miller Tom Miller Marjorie Mohney Jeri Sue Moore Brian Mullins Joey Myers Becky Meal Bob Meal Michael Merad Troy Mutt Jennifer Oswalt Tina Parshal Charlene Patterson Cathy Fierce Lori Fierce Phillip Pollard Annette Probst Darren Reece Andrew Reish Emery Reno Dana Rentfrow Jennifer Rentfrow Laura Rentfrow Wendy Replogle Rich Reynolds Sabrina Rhoda Carla Rice Joannie Richard Brian Rifenberg Jill Rifenberg Jennifer Rinz Danny Roberts Joe Roberts Ryan Roberts Sandy Roberts Christa Robinson David Rodaks Joe Rodaks Steve Rodriguez Renee Rhodes Amy Rosewarren Jamie Rowe Sharon Rudd Jill Sangalli John Sangalli Heather Santow 62 CLASS OF 1989 straight Talk H ere ' s what you think I was never so scared until the time when... ' M was babysitting and a really strange car pulled up in the driveway and a shady looking guy came to the door, and then I started getting creepy phone calls. " -Cheryl Dailey " I got caught sneaking out to see someone. " -Christa Clipfell " My little puppy dog fell down our basement stairs. She was really hurt. " -Lori Brinkman " Chris Brandys, Mike Sax- man and I almost tipped a Grand Prix over while messing around in the high school parking lot. " -Scott Brandys " 1 was in a fight about telling on someone when I really didn ' t. " -Becky FHeal " 1 was in Chicago, Illinois at the United Artist Movie The- atre when all of a sudden an old, drunk came up to me and grabbed my hand and said, 1 want you. " -Tonya Whitten " I choked up in front of the class while 1 was giving a speech. " -Mike Ludwig " I was attacked by space aliens in my backyard. " -Tracy Luegge T drove my mom ' s car and came very close to getting caught. " -Becky Weber T took my mother ' s car and drove it to Constantine cruis- ing, and 1 didn ' t have my driver ' s license. " -Chris Martin " I was walking down the street in the dark and my friends jumped out and scared me. " -Chris Chamberlain " 1 got suspended from school because 1 bought a knife. " -Mike Brothers T had strange phone calls and it turned out to be my cousin. " -Ingrid Quails " 1 got caught shoplifting at K-Mart. " -Gary Rowe " 1 went to kindergarten for the first time, meeting new people and staying without my mom. " -Sandy Roberts T got taken into the police station for driving my moped without a helmet and reckless driving. " -Chad Coney " 1 accidently shot my broth- er with a BB gun, in the neck. " -Duane Shuster " A friend and 1 got busted by the cops at 2:00 a.m. for driv- ing a scooter. " -Ross Clay ' My friend passed out at the bridge on Friday night before a dance. " -Frank Velasquez Friends, freshmen Jessica Balog during the Quiz Bowl, freshmen Anne and Qina Foghino discuss what they Whitford, Sandy Roberts, Frank Vei- will be doing on the upcoming Friday asquez, and Ryan Roberts display night, their knowledge to the upperclass- men. 63 straig ht Talk H ere ' s what you think •Ccv ' e XV .cxv° o - Was really scared 1 was going to do some- thing stupid and go to the wrong class. Luckily 1 didn ' t. " -Shannon Y014- kuty ' Got lost and ended up at the gym when 1 was supposed to be in Miss Gates ' class. " -Tracy- Wiard " Tripped up the stairs and almost dropped all of my folders. " -Wendy Re- plogle ' Didn ' t go because 1 thought the teachers and the older kids would pick on me. " -Joe Myers " Experienced my first day in Art. Little did I know what to expect, but after the first five minutes 1 sure found out. " ' -John Tilli " Got an " E " on my first math paper. " " -Ross Clay " Got lost and met new people to help me with the day and the new sur- roundings. " ' -Lisa Ved- more " Went to the wrong class and after the hour was over 1 discovered that 1 was supposed to be in Mrs. O ' Donnel ' s health education class. " - Ryan Beckwith " Was scared because of the older kids. " " -Tam- my Lintemoot " Was a little nervous because 1 didnt know what the teachers were going to be like. " " -Mike Ludwig " Accidently tripped a senior. 1 thought 1 was dead, so 1 ran and he never caught up with me. " " -Mike Lane " Experienced my first cafeteria meal and ever since, 1 brown bag it. " " - Joe Roberts " Was nervous and was hoping 1 wouldnt be late for a class. " -Joannie Richardson " Went to the wrong class. " " -Cindy Kennedy " Had a hard time find- ing a bathroom. " " -Marty Ertman " Got caught trying to skip 6th hour by Mr. Dan- iel. " " -Phillip Collard " Was in such a hurry to get to school that 1 forgot my glasses. I had a real hard time seeing things all day. " " -Becky Weber " Couldnt find my lock- er and when 1 did find it, 1 locked the combination inside! " " -riicole White- head Reaching max. Freshman Frank Velasquez psychs himself up for his maximum lift in weight training class. Struggling. Members of the Fresh- men class give it their all during a tug- of-war contest during an all-school assembly. Tony Schneider Ray Schrock Duane Schuster 64 PEOPLE mm m Kevin Scott Denise Seager Vincent Selby Christopher Shafer Lolita Shelton Gene Shepherd James Sherman D. Shingledecker Orvil Shirck Melody Shoemaker Rodger Shook Desiree Shoeman Deb Shutes Sandy Shutkas Lennie Smith Michelle Smith riatasha Snook David Solvik Veronica Speakman Mikeal Spence Angela Steinman Alison Stuckey Tammy Swiatov ski Tisha Swihart Tammy Tannous Lashawn Taylor Amy Thompson Kristen Thompson John Tilly George Timm T. Timm Jimena Tobon Tammie Toumi Lisa Vedmore Frank Velasquez Jennifer Vetter Courtney Wagner Laura Wagner Robbie Wagner Frank Webb Becky Weber Mike Weiss Rachelle Wendzel Jefferey Wessell Lisa Wheat Thomas Whitaker Sterylnn White Micole Whitehead Anne Whitford Coy Whitten Tonya Whitten Tracy Wiard Mike Wilkins Charley Williams Darvel Williams Roxanne Williams Keith Wilson Robert Wilson Bryan Winchel Chad Wyatt Wendi Yoder Shannon Yokuty 65 The People ' s Choice I Riley, Mollema take honors ' f sn B ' " B y being cho- sen teacher of the year, I felt that the stu- dents appreciated me, " said Mrs. Annette Riley. Both Mrs. Riley and Mr. Andy Mollema were selected for the honor during the 1984-1985 school year. Among Mrs. Riley ' s teaching assignments was her favorite class Ancient World History. " It ' s fun to teach students a part of World History with which they are totally unfamil- iar. The stories are so unusual that they are hard to forget, " she explains. Riley, who holds a Master ' s degree in Library Science from WMU, spends her spare time reading, playing tennis, and meditating. Among her most memora- ble moments at TRHS was being bombarded with giant paper wads by her entire Su- preme Court class. Mr. Andy Mollema attended Central Michigan University where he earned a Master ' s degree in English. Prior to his teaching assign- ment at Three Rivers, Mollema spent seven years at Ann Arbor Pioneer. His spare time is spent as a member of the new Vic theater group, gardening and reading. All smiles. Mrs. Riley takes five after weeding through a large stack of homework papers. 66 Mr. Steve Bailey, Industrial Arts Mrs. Wendy Barnum, English Mr. Gene Beals, Mathematics Mrs. Marcia Blackman, Art Mr. Thomas Braat, Industrial Arts Mrs. Olga Brezden, Mathematics Mr. Fred Burnett, Social Studies Mrs. Daneen Cannon, Substitute Mr. Russell Cannon, Social Studies Mrs. Florence Dalponte, Secretary Mr. Samuel Daniel, Asst. Principal Mrs. Karen Dobrowolski, Mathematics Ms. Barbara Erickson, English Mrs. Diane Ford, Business Mr. James Fox, Industrial Arts Mr. Bill Hasbrouck, Maintenance Mrs. Barbara Hausser, Guidance Mrs. Elaine Fitzgerald, Aide Mr. J.D. Gerber, Special Ed. Mrs. Delores Hagadorn, Home Ec. (hot pictured; Mr. Forrest Fisch) PEOPLE yw ' :; ;v . ' : jf ■j l; T : y- Jt Mrs. Sandra Henschel, Secretary Mr, David Honeywell, Spanish Mrs. Diane Hoyt, Secretary Faculty elite. Mrs. Annette Riley and Mr. Andy Mollema were awarded top honors as Teachers of the Year by the student body. Captive audience. Senior Marianne Murphy nabs Mr, Mollema as he at- tempts to visit the assistant principals office. Last minute briefing. Mr. Mollema runs through the school induction ceremony one last time before MHS inductions. Mr. Mollema served as co- advisor for the national Honor Society at TRHS. STAFF 67 Changes Seen atTRHS New staff seen at TRHS wsmr jg- any Students re- " f kri turning to school at I ▼ 1 the beginning of the M A year may have no- ticed several new faces at the head of the class, fumbling with their names. This was due to the parade of new teachers amongst the old familiar faces. Appearing for the first time in the chemistry lab was Mr. VanQlessen, who replaced last year ' s newcomer, Ms. Meyer. Around the comer in mathe- matics row ' one could find Mrs. Roe taking the place of Mr. Bamum. Those in the typing world noticed Mr. VanderWiere punching in every morning, replacing no one. The special education department re- ceived the most additions with Mr. Qerber, Ms. Schreuder, replacing Mrs. Qumper, and Mrs. Fulliam, replacing Mrs. nelson. riot all teacher changes hap- pened in the form of new teachers. Those in the Indus- trial Arts department may have noticed the absence of one industrial artist, Mr. Powell. Trying to escape by retirement was Mr. Riopei, who was recaptured due to the lack of an equally qualified teacher. Already on tap for next year is the imminent loss of Mr. Bov- enkirk. When will it end? Mr. Gary " Big Guy " VanGiessen prepares an experiment in which he places a penny in nitric acid to give off a brown gas. 68 Mr. Don lott, Asst. Superintendent Mrs. Eleanor lott, English Mr. William J. Jacobs, Jr., Principal Mr. John Johnsonbaugh, Mathematics Mr. Richard Konwinski, Mathematics Ms. Diane Korr, Science Mr. John Kruse, Industrial Arts Mrs. Kay Langworthy, Home Ec. Ms. Helen Laue, Secretary Mr. Loren Lane, Industrial Arts Ms. Karen Lukeman, Business Mr. John Messenger, Physical Ed. Ms. Sue Miller, English Mrs. Lois Millet, Comm. Schools Dir. Mr. Andy Mollema, English Mrs. Melaina Muffley, Secretary Mrs. Marilyn ODonnell, Physical Ed. Mr. Qerald Pahl, Science Mrs. Leslie Palmer, Home Ec. Mrs. Mancy Pulliam, Special Ed. PEOPLE mil mmm. Mrs. Elenora Raiche, Home Ec. Mrs. Dorothy Ransbottom, Secretary Mrs. Shirley Rasmussen, Librarian Paperwork and more paperwork. Business Education teacher Mrs. Diane Ford concentrates on the task of [keeping up with dail paperwork. happy faces. Mr Daniel, Mr. Bailey, and Mrs Brezden remain solemn during a basketball pep assembly. Teachers are responsible for atten- dance at each assembly Traveling teacher. Borrowing a classroom for her Health Education classes becomes commonplace for physical educator Mrs. Marilyn O Donnell STAFF 69 ' esr -m rking It Out TRMS Staff Appreciated Few students realized the amount of work it tool to keep the school in full operational order, or close to it. Keeping buses running, food ready, grades updated, and the school clean took the entire high school faculty and staff several hours work before and after school each day. To start it off the bus drivers were up and cruising early, getting sleepy bodies to school. They continued through the day running back and forth elementary children until it was time to take the even sleepier bodies home. About the midpoint of the day, students felt the pangs of hun- ger and it was up to the cafete- ria staff to fight off the hungery mob, even after preparing the food all morning. The greatest amount of work came in the form of paper- work. Teachers had loads of it, from things that deal with the class, such as tests and assign- ments, to organizational forms, such as attendance and substitute reports. All of the paperwork ended up in the office, where the secretarial staff ensured proper order. This helped insure a smooth running day. Show off. Vice principal Mr. Sam Daniel displays his new walkie-talKie, used to communicate with Mr. Jacobs throughout the school. 70 Mr. Ronald Reece, Superintendant Mrs. Cheryl Reish, Business Mrs. Annette Riley, Social Studies Mr. Charles Riley, Science Mrs. Joanne Roe, Mathematics Mrs. nancy Roush, Secretary Mr. Mike Rutenber, Social Studies Mrs. Shelly Ryan, English Mrs, Sally Schreuder, Special Ed Mr. Brian Shetterly, Band Mr. Dave Smith, Science Mr. Hal Stoffer, Industrial Ed Mr. Rudy Stomp, Guidance Mrs. Shirley Straka, Vocal Music Mrs. Jan Stuckey, French Mrs. Sarah Suit, Community Ed Mrs. Margaret Thompson, Aide Mrs. Faith Timm, Secretary Mrs. norma VanAtla, English Mr. Paul VanderWiere, Business PEOPLE m Record Keeping. Social Studies teacher Mr. Rutenbar checks atten- dance cards making sure that no one has reached 15 days. Setting Up. Building Principal, Wil- liam J, Jacobs, Jr. readies the cafetori- um for an assembly. Have It Your Way. Mrs. Krawczak, Mrs. Jackson, and Mrs. Young rush to keep up with the hungry mob. Row one: Bonnie riowicki, Linda Hasbrouck, Bert Watson, Pearl Col- lins, Sue Qraystone, Sharon Weather- wax, Marilyn Micks, norma Arnett, Vera Young, John Clutter. Back Row: Tony Cain, Dan Chisolm, Bill Valleau, Mike Dear, Linda Lowell, Ann Brabson, oyce Brockway, Dave Bent. Mr. Gary VanQiessen, Science Mrs. Sarah Vogel, Guidance Ms. Suzette Wamer, Secretary Mr. Ralph Woods, Social Studies Mr. Jeff Zonyk, Athletic Dir. STAFF 71 m 1833-1986 TR Schools Thrive It all began over 150 years ago in a 14 foot sq. area log cabin. That was when the first school house for Three Rivers High School was erect- ed. The original log cabin, located in the city ' s Third District, was eventually relo- cated in a one room frame building on the intersection of Portage and Hoffman. Five years later, in 1844, the schoolhouse was moved by 15 oxen to a location on the west side of Main Street. Several years later, the school was Spring is near? The back courtyard of the school becomes one of the favorite spots for those seeking refuge from ivinters blustery weather. moved to its present site on the east side of Main Street. Copies of the school board minutes included the follow- ing bits of information: 1850 - The first superinten- dent was hired 1871 - The first graduating class (two students) to gradu- ate from TRfIS 1873 - School opened in Third District in the basement of the Reformed Church 1883 - Total school enroll- ment reached 621 students 1890 - September 11th, first record of school being dismis- sed for the fair 1901 - First ward building closed for two weeks due to smallpox epidemic 1904 - First ward school destroyed by fire-rebuilt for $15,477 1905 - All schools closed due to scariet fever epidemic 1908 - Boat expenses in- curred for transporting stu- dents during flood 1913 - Paper towels were introduced to the high school 1918 - January 28, second ward building bums 1932 Hiring of married women abolished, unable to meet payroll for several weeks due to Depression 1960 - Walter Horst retires after 24 years with the district 1977 - 15 teachers pink- slipped ' 1982 Additional cuts and lay-offs are administered 72 PEOPLE Tilv ' ., ' - T; Mm i ijii ' 1 Two feet under. The administration parking lot, along with the rest of Three Kivers, was the scene for a mid- winter snow storm. The wet snow fell for 24 hours but still did not enable us to miss any amount of school. Seventh in line, Mr. Ron Reece, superintendent of schools, in his elev- enth year at Three Rivers High School, is the seventh superintendent to pre- side over the system. Taking a break. Assistant superin- tendent Mr. Don lott after slaving over mounds of paper work, rests his tired fingers before he trudges onward through the pile. School board members. Luther Ash, Connie Stoppenbach, William McDonough, Don lott, Ron Reece, Kay Davis, Wayland Smith, Ann Herman, and Mike Robertson. SCHOOL BOARD 73 ACADEMICS Cc ' fxlCi Zl ' Academics 76-77 Spacing Out Academics All Talk 84-85 Academics 86-87 Teacher Terror Academics 88-89 Who Done It Academics 90-91 Good Morning, T.R.H.S. Academics Video 101 74 DIVIDER .wffW BSWKW.9iWiBip WWi w4kSMS WW " ' The hardest class I ever had was... There were some days for all of us when a particular class seemed just too difficult. For some, the feeling was to last the entire year. ' Reading Variety, it was hard to read with fellow classmate. Greg Street ' snoring. ' -Senior Leonard Steward " Chemistry II, I didn ' t under- stand a thing. ' -Senior Greg South- land Anatomy, we had to study dead things. " -Senior Lori Mathews " All of them, I just come to run tracK. ' -Senior Jeff Johnson Taking a Break. Junior Marco Hunt takes a moment belvieen classes to fill out a flower order for a friend. Hunt, known to his friends as tfie Fridge ' , plans on majoring in science. World Lit II, it almost killed me, but Mrs. lotts ' stories of Ralph ' and the people in class helped me to survive. " -Senior Ed Tierney " Biology, Mr. Riley s tests are killers. -Freshmen Lisa Armstrong Anatomy, there was too much to learn. " -Senior nancy Hubbard " Reading Variety, 1 really had a hard time trying to stay awake in class. " " -Senior Greg Street " Weight training, 1 have to work really hard. " -Sophomore Scott Dob- rowolski " Biology with Mr. Riley, I didnt like to cut up frogs. -Freshman Allen Darlison tSfcr ... JYAGE TO SPACE xxp ive ... four! . . . three! . . . two! . . . one! . . . " The black rocket shud- dered and twisted away from the launch pad, disappearing in the dense fog. [foments later it lande- d...in a tree above the high school parking lot. This feariess expedition into the outer reaches above the school was attempted by the envi- ronmental science class. Super- vised by i r. Pahl and I iss Korr, the class first delved into the world of aviation. They studied aviation because, according to Mr. Pahl, " it is something we all will probably use or be exposed to in our lives. " Students were allowed to design and build their own paper air- planes and were given suggestions to improve their flight. The class then moved to building styrofoam gliders and discussed being a pilot. The rocketry part began with The section, called Spinoffs, also discussed the technical ad- a discussion of the components of vances of the space program and a rocket and the theory behind their flight, l r Pahl gave a history on the problems of rocketry in the past and gave explanations of what was done to improve them. The class built their own paper rockets, launching them with straws, to learn the basics of rocket building. To finish the section, the class built launchable model rockets with engines capable of climbing to a height of 1,600 feet and flying 400 feet dovm range. how they are being applied to commercial systems. The space program has helped to improve everything from the common- place, such as curl- " It is something we all ' " 9 irons and sun- will probably use or be a ' asses, to the „ , . . ,. ,, more advanced, exposed torn our lives. - ,i , . Mr Pahl 111. I am systems and sew- age treatment. " The cost to send I eil Armstrong to the moon was $25 billion. But the technological spinoffs from that quest have earned us many times more money than what we have spent, " said Mr. Pahl. 76 OopsI Junior Tony Robinson realizes, after his rocl et explodes, that he put it together with a defective engine. Carefuimr. Gerry Pahl watches closely as freshman Brian Mullins launches his rocket. ACADEMICS t is one thing to watch the space shuttle on television, but to actually be in it would I be the ultimate adventure , " said Nr. Gerry Pahl. Pahl was one of several teach ers in the United States to fill out an application to go into space. There is always a great risk and the question of what will happen while in space. When asked what he felt when he heard that the space shuttle exploded, Mr. Pahl replied, " I heard about it by phone, and at first 1 thought it was a prank call that was in very bad taste. When 1 realized it was true, I was in shock. I just couldn ' t believe it. " Mr. Pahl was interested in the shuttle as a result of his biology and physical science background. He applied for many different reasons. He wanted to learn more about MASA and how the space shuttle operated. In addition, he had some experiments that he wanted to do. " But most of all, 1 wanted, as a person, to fijlfill a dream, and as a teacher, to bring back first hand information to my students, " he said. Look outi Sophomore Crystal Mea- dows is caught ducking, afraid she will be hit by her rocket. You ' re kidding! Junior Regina Brown laughs dt the fact that her rocket is sup- posed to move. ...3,2,1, BLAST OFFI Sophomore Troy Schulties waits anxiously for his rocket to soar into space. SPACE 77 ■ un IT AGAIM The short man with dark glasses paced rapidly on the football field, flis un- seen eyes fell upon some- one who was out of step, rio! " he cried, " Run it again! " The mans group of weary followers jogged back to where they had started. The marching band has al- ways put in an entire year of hard work. This year they logged 40 hours of rehearsal before school even opened by participating in band camp. Run by director Mr. Shetteriy. with the help from three other instructors, the camp train- ed band members to march and carry their own instruments cor- rectly. The band continued to re- hearse daily through September and October, with an occaasional game to prepare for the marching festival. " Most days it was fun because its better being outside playing upbeat music rather than the classical overtures, " said Paul Homer, regarding the rehearsals. The band rehearsed nights also, including a two hour session in the rain. " It was no fun playing in 40 degree weather, but since it was festival week, it " It was a nice way to signify the friendships we have made over the years, " -Paul Homer was important, " continued Paul. The rehear- sals led up to the seasons cli- max marching festival. " The festival was a chance for us to see how well we played and how we compared to a set standard. It was not a contest between bands for first place, " said Scott Edwards. The band returned w th a straight one rating in the areas of mar- ching, music, and showmanship. " It was fun and was something like a pay-off for the hard work we put in, " continued Scott. To end the season, a banquet was held in the band ' s honor. Awards were given to key members of the band and to seniors from other seniors. " The se- nior awards were, even though humorous, a nice way to signify the friendships we have made over the years, " said Paul Homer. 78 wildcat pride. Drum majors Amy O ' Dell and Arnold Park proudly represent TRHS. Left, left... Sophomore Steve Tipton marches proudly In his first year In the Marching Band. ACADENiCS iP 1 " M- . e was just a name two year sago, " said Mr. Smith, " but H today Brian Shetteriy has made his mark at Three Rivers High School . . . " Mr. Shetteriy has been playing the trombone for 18 years. Me graduated from Hastings High School in 1973 and attended Central Michigan University where he received a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a minor in Jazz Studies in 1978. He is currently doing undergradu- ate work at Western Michigan University to obtain his Masters of Music Education. During his educa- tional career he received 28 first ratings and two second ratings in various districts and state com- petitions. He was a student director, and toured Europe udth the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Euro- pean Touring Band in 1972. In his free time, Mr. Shetteriy likes to read, listen to music, water and snow ski, and attend drum and bugle corps performances. He has enjoyed working with the faculty and staff, but he admits, " it has its ups and douois. " A-tten-tion. During the pregame show, Chris Felch and Ray Swinsick stand at attention. THE WILDCAT MARCHIPfQ BAMD Total concentration. Junior Helen Lee concentrates on her footwork. BAFiD 79 Lesson Video 80 In this day and age, television is no longer just an entertainment medium. The popularity of M-TV and the widespread availability of VCR ' s has made many people take another look at the power of video. Many teachers use video equipment to emphasize and clari- fy the various topic studied in class. In teaching mass media, Mrs. Bamum found the VCR espe- cially helpful for class presenta- tions and discussions. " The stu- dents can view a movie or TV show in class, " said Mrs. Bamum, " and evaluate it on a different level than if they were just watching it at home. " There is only so much which can be done in the class- room. " To show the judicial sys- tem in action. Miss Gates showed episodes from " The People ' s Court " to her American Qovem- ment class. When Mr. Konwinski was ab- sent for a few days his students didn ' t miss any of their lessons as he videotaped assignments for every day he was gone. Another aspect of classroom video was the actual recording of students at work. In classes such as aerobics, video recording was extremely helpful in evalu- ating the stu- dents perfor- mances. Mrs. O Donnell , health and aerobics class, saying, " 1 think it is a great educational tool. " Although the response to video in the classroom is mainly positive, some educators feel that ACADEfllCS " I think it is a great educational tool. " - Mrs. O ' Donnell the aspects of availability and content of material lacking. " My desire would be that mini-series makers learn to produce good historical fiction that is merely suggestive rather than explicit, " suggested history teacher, Mrs. Riley. In any case, video in the classroom has arrived. With its increasing pop- ularity, video ' s potential is lim- itless. Someday students could find themselves looking at teach- ers on video just like in college courses. Who knows, next year ' s students may be asking, " Where ' s Basic M-TV? " Mesmerized. Junior Jules Reynolds watches the video screen with glaring intensity. Profile of a viewer. The phenomena of science is exposed to Junior Jim Roberts through video. ave you ever wondered what it would be like to be a H famous movie celebrity? The students in Mrs. lott ' s Mod em Classic riovel class got their once in a lifetime ch ance at cinema stardom. The class filmed their own interpretation of " They Shoot Horses, Don ' t They? " , a novel by Horace McCoy. Everyone in the class was involved in the production. Senior Kathy rieidlinger commented, " Mrs. lott really made this a learning experience fun by letting us be creative with characters and also by participating in the play herself. " The entire produc- tion took about 4 days. At the end of the week, the class got to see the whole thing put together. It was great to see everyone trying to act, " said Hyunsu Kim. After the film failed to receive the nomination for " Best Short Subject on a Short Schedule " , executive director Mrs. lott stated. " It was not a cultural achievement, but it was fun! " VCK Power. Freshman Jessica Balog shows her enthusiasm in preparation for a video presentation. Look and Learn. Students in Mr. E5ur- nett ' s American Qovemment class view an educational video tape. Glued to the Set. Brushing up on his knowledge of our govemment system is Chris Cochran . 81 1 1 L niGHT LONG It never fails! You tell yourself that you are going to do it at least a week ahead of time. Then it hits you. You put it off. now the library is closed and it ' s due tomorrow. You roll into school at 7:58 A.M. Your hair is a mess and someone says to you, ' Boy, you look like you ' ve been up all night. " Little do they know, you had been. You ' d been locked up in your room for 12 hours straight, work- ing on your 15 page report, which was due today in your second hour class. Research papers are all grad- ed differently, but most are evalu- ated on the basis of format, theme, structure, and mechanics. Late papers are also dealt with differ- ently. Some teachers have a policy of one grade lower for every day late, while others will accept the paper no later than the day it is due. One such teacher is Mrs. •i VanAtta, who feels that there is I only one acceptable reason for a I late paper: A death in your family- YOURS! Students have their own ways of dealing uath research papers. A few start their papers early and turn them in on time. But the vast majority of stu- ' My dog ate it! " 82 dents try to justi- fy a poor or late paper with a va- riety of excuses. Teachers learn early in their car- eers that students use almost as much energy in searching for a plausible excuse as in the actual work put into the paper. Some ACADEMICS time-tested excuses include: " I lefl it at home " ; T think I ' m going to be sick that day " ; " fell asleep " ; and the ever popular, " My dog ate it. " rio matter when or in what form the paper is handed in, it is always a relief to see it on the teachers desk. When you get a chance to sit back and think about what your teacher said two weeks ago " Don ' t put it off until the last minute, " you realize how much easier it would have been if you wouldn ' t have waited so long. tfelpl Freshmen Julie Eaton can ' t seem to find enough information to put into her research paper. That ' s Terrible. Junior Hyoka Johnson hides her face after waiting until the last minute to do her research report. ■■mmm ' i mmit ' i mmimft0IU;ilbimKK ' • ] T hrough the years, teachers have searched and searched for an answer. Mo one knows why, but almost every single student does it. it can hit at any age and at any time, from housework to home- work. It is called procrastination. Procrastination usually begins about the age of five when your mom asks you to clean your room, and you utter these few but common words. Til do it in just a minute. " From this time forward, you learn to perfect the science of procrastination, for example, by the time your seni or year rolls around, you have figured out, to the exact second, at what moment you must arise in the morning in order to stroll into class just as the last bell has rung. We have come to the conclusion that the human race has been struck with an everlasting plague; the wonders of procrastination. We will forever carry with us this simple phrase: " Why put off today what you can do tomorrow. " Hurry, Hurry. Freshmen Tammy Linte- moot types as fast as she can to finish before the beil rings. Taking it easy. Working in a relaxed atmosphere helps senior Tina Adams to get her paper done at a faster pace. How do I use f i s? Junior Helen Lee struggles, as many students do, to find the right sources of information. TERM PAPERS 83 alk Is Cheap In most circles, sex education, terrorism, compact discs, and sweatpants inave nothing in com- mon, but to tine students in Per- suasive Speaking it was what fifth hour was all about. Grouped in the back of Mr. Mollema ' s room, the eleven stu- dents listened to and discussed speeches on current events. Each speech given by the student, was based on the students opinion. He or she tried to persuade the listen- er to his or her point of view. " The class is student centered, which is the reason 1 like it. We all share the responsibility of teaching, " said Mr. Mollema. Days without speeches were spent learning the finer points of speech giving or preparing for a speech. Preparation and research was different than most classes. To research and prepare a speech 1 went to the library for background, but most of it came from me. 1 outlined the speech and relied on personal experience for the rest, " said Senior Aaron Meyer. The speeches were followed by class discussion. " In this way, the class remains a unit and inter- ested in what others have to say, " comment- " The class centered, " - lema ed Mr. Mollema. The techni- cal intent of the class was for the student to recognize, accomplish, and learn the uses of persuasion. " It helped me to communicate what I see to others, and since 1 would like to be in advertising, it is useful, " remarked senior Ron Batdorf. " It helped the student build confidence, teaching the student to express his or herself in a close, friendly group, " added Mr. Mollema. The issues raised in the class were current and very life oriented, dealing with what affects the speaker is Student today. Persuasion Mr. Mol- ' S u seful for many occupations such as lawyers, politi- cians, and most of all, a teacher of a lazy class. 84 At a glance. Junior Jules Reynolds refers to his notes in order to get a crucial point across. Comments to come. Waiting for Mr. Mollema s response. Junior Gavin Craw- ford takes a deep breath after his speech. ACADEMICS «Pi ii m How To Prepare For A Speech The night Before 1. Familiarize yourself with the surroundings. 2. Practice in front of a mirror. 3. Put it out of mind by doing something fun. Right Before 1. Eat a light snack to avoid feeling faint. 2. Walk to work off nervous energy. 3. Use the bathroom. On The Podium 1. Take a deep breath and smile. 2. Remember — you know more about the subject than anyone in the audience. Taking it easy. Junior Bill Shermak remains relaxed while he gives a ver casual presentation to the class. Puzzled. Junior Dan Homblower is absorbed into the charismatic speech given by classmate Gavin Crawford. Enthusiastic. . Giving a very descrip- tive speech, senior Ron Batdorf seems to be enjoying himself. SPEECH 85 :: .5fia sss: iend Or Foe The door crept open at 7:56, to the dismay of several jittery freshmen. It was opening day of school and the creature the fresh- men feared most entered, armed with a briefcase which hit his desk with a resounding thud, causing the freshmen to recoil in terror. " Good morning, " said the teacher with a sadistic laugh. Few could reply. The teacher produced a box, tattered and worn, from somewhere unknown. He opened it up with unrelenting glee, reveal- ing the instrument of freshmen torture: the textbook. " Please turn to page one, " he said with a grin. Few can forget their first day in the cavernous interior of the high school. Everyone, regardless of what show they may have put on, was nervous. Probably the most nerve racking experience was the exposure to the variety of teaching personalities and styles. Who can forget their first day with J.B. and the continuing adventures of Am- brose, the three legged cat. Then moving to Senor Honeywell and the repetitive sounds of bad Span- ish accents from first time speak- ers. Others who were fortunate enough to learn from Mr. Mol- lema enjoyed his different, theatrical style of getting his point across, and all profited from Miss Gates ' straightforward man- ner laced with dry humor. If you happened to walk by Mrs. Bar- num ' s room 6th hour you may have experienced one other rare " Good morning, " said the teacher with a sadistic laugh. deadline moods. Last but not least was the rule session from every teacher. This was when they laid down the law about the class and discussed the corresponding, carefully chosen punishments with a small, knowing smirk on their faces. But as the year wore on, the freshman realized that the teachers weren ' t all bad, and some would even venture to say, kind of nice. They ' ll never know. Physical educa- tion teacher Mr. Bovenkirk disguises him- self to put students at ease. I ' ll never know. Miss Miller simply does not understand why students are afraid of 86 ACADEMICS mmi ai Uc Ji th eniors regarded opening day as old hat, but were just as confused back in tfieir first year as fresh- men always are. Upper- rlassmen were able to spot a freshman quite easily by observing the classic symptoms of fresh- men derangement. Symptom number one- maps. Freshmen were the ones walking with the maps of the school in front of their faces and running into certain obstructions such as drinking fountains, doors, etc. Symptom number two- locker fumbling. Fresh- men, ignorant of the fact that the right mentioned in the combination means their right and not the lockers, usually got the hang of it on their eleventh try. One should note that higher intelligence, such as seniors, use the kick twice and lift hard combina- tion. Symptom number three- preparation. Fresh- men, the eternal thinkers, were the only ones fully prepared to work on the first day. Specific signs were paper, four pencils, one refillable pen, calculator, protractor, ruler, and in isolated cases, crayons. What do I say? Even though a sopho- more. Matt Trimnell has yet to overcome his fear of confronting a teacher. S iy? Yever Senior Robyn Qrubbs has never been afraid to speak her feelings to anyone, including teachers. Good morning classl History teacher Mrs. Riley reassures her class that she uill not bite. FRIEFiD OR FOE 87 Class Mystery It lurks in your bag, on your desk, in your car, and If left in your locker, it breeds, its not a gremlin, a ghoulie, or a poltergeist, though some feel it is an out-of-body experience. It ' s your homework. Homework can be found in any class at any time. It can strike class at any moment and in isolat- ed cases it can cause paralysis of the upper and lower regions of the brain. Homework can range from writing a set of simple definitions to studying for a major test or writing a term paper. The amount of homework required in each class is up to the individual teacher and may vary greatly from class to class and from teacher to teacher. In some classes homework is the main means of learning the subject material. Math, for example, re- quires regular basis. " The pur- pose of homework is to provide a continuance of the day ' s class- work and in the process reinforces the material, " said Mr. Beals. A large part of the total high school experience is learning to manage your time and balance your extracurricular activities with your homework. For most stu- Homework is found in any class at any time. dents this isn ' t an easy task. Some people operate on the out of sight, out of mind " policy, while others put off their homework until the hour before it s due. On some occasions students may even (gasp!) do their homework the night before. When homework absolutely, positively has to be in tomorrow, the work environment is of utmost importance. Some people choose the study-oriented atmosphere research resources, while others prefer the convenience and com- fort of home with the bonus of TV and radio. Homework- teachers assigned it, we had to do it, sometimes we did, sometimes we didn ' t. Will it ever go away...? 88 Believe it or not . Junior Matt Brown seems to be having fun while doing his history homework. Should I or shouldn ' t 1. Junior Mau- reen Baggot tries to decide whether she should do her homework or not. ACADEMICS ■- ' i mam ' i t i ' m k tgmikm M s D on ' t open the stove, my homework is in there! " Those words may be for- eign in conventional aca- demic vocabulary, but for home economics stu- dents they were a familiar phrase. In some foods classes, students were required to do several home cooking projects. One class which incorporated this practice was Basic Foods. Students in this class must cook at home at least two times per nine week period. Grading was on a credit no credit basis with extra credit being awar- ded for extra projects. Family members must fill out an evaluation sheet on the food. The recipe and it s degree of difficulty were up to the individual cook. Some highly motivated students chose to prepare an entire four-course meal, while others were satisfied to make micro- wave pudding. In concocting flavorful morsals, students could use cookbook recipes or their own original crea- tions. Whatever the case may be, the poison control center ' s number was always on hand! Inee-MineeMiney-Mo. Senior Matt KrawczaK is caught pulling an answer out of the air. I ' ve only got 10 minutest Senior Pam DuFour works to finish her homework that s due at the end of the hour. can ' t take any more. As Junior Michelle Timmer begins her homework, she realizes It is too much for her. HOMEWORK 89 The First To Know " Good morning. These are your morning announcements. This is day number ... " These words could be heard at the same time every day. At approximately 9:02 A.M., Mr. Jacobs can be found in his office with his microphone at I hand, ready to give us an update I on the daily agenda. His voice will ; soon be projected throughout the entire school for all to hear. j He begins by expanding our knowledge with, " On this day in [ history ... " , a segment which deals with relevant historical events. J This is given to him daily by Miss ' Erickson. ; He then talks about things ' that involve our personal lives. He ' gives information about scholar- ships, giving the name of the I scholarship and its due date. He also announces the birthdays of the day, and special awards or acheivements acquired by the student body, practice times for various sports, etc. Next comes the part of the announcements to which every athlete hopes to hear his or her name, it is the special tribute to star athletes for their outstanding performances in the game or match the night Without them, our day wouldn ' t be complete. before. He then TRIES to entice our appetites by announcing the cuisine being prepared for the afternoon meal. An unknown food service opera- tive spends sleepless nights think- ing up creative " menu titles rang- ing from tacoroni to pizza pups. He then finishes by increasing our vocabulary with ' The Word of The Day " , which is given to him by Miss VanAtta. Finally he bids us a fare ado with, " That appears to be all of the announcements for this morn- ing. " This signifies the end of the announcements and the final ' snap, crackle, and pop " of the P. A. system con- firms it. The familiar time in second hour for announce- ments is as much a part of the day as going to class. Without them, our day would not be complete. 90 Engrossed. While listening to an- nouncements, junior Jeff Qrames directs his attention to the days activities. Caught in the act. Senior nick Baker sneaks out during the announcements to beat the after-school rush. ACADEMICS mmMtm»i » j» ti mmmsj i m I A nd the word of the day is riEW!!! This year the morning announcements had a new addition- the word of the day. The inno- vation was designed to improve and expand TRtIS vocabularies, and also to promote a better understanding of language usage. Each moming, students were exposed to chal- lenging words, different from those heard in day to day school conversations. The words were taken from all eight parts of speech, from nouns to adverbs. They ranged from the familiar to the extremely unusual. All of the words were provided by English teacher Mrs. VanAtta. She selected each word directly from the dictionary and provided a com- plete definition. Every morning one of the words was read, along with its part of speech, next, the " assigned " word from the previous day was then defined and used in a sentence. Only time will tell if the word of the day has had any effect on the education of the student body. Meanwhile, how do you spell " occipital? never the night before. Many students choose to use announcement time to finish second hour homework. 5 7 7 Sophomores Don AppolonI and Chad Cottingham choose to gossip instead of listen to the announcements. Please excuse the interruption. The office gets quiet as Mr. Jacobs reads a special announcement. AriNOUnCEMEriTS 91 Locker Room Linao " Oh, no! I forgot my sweat pants! " " Does anybody have any hairspray? " " Who has some de- odorant 1 can use? ' " I think I ' m going to take a no-dress-day to- day. " These words can be heard day in and day out in the high school locker room before any one of the many gym classes. Every teacher grades students differently, but a large majority of the grade is based on participa- tion. It does not matter how athlet- ic you are or how well you play a certain sport, but how hard you try. some classes, such as weight training, are based on improve- ment throughout the marking pe- riod. One aspect of physical educa- tion began in the early 1970 ' s. It is the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. This is a test that is given once a year. Physical education students are compared to stu- dents throughout the nation and are scored on a percentile basis. This has helped the school to determine the physical fitness of its own students as compared to students from surrounding areas. Most students think of gym class as a break and try to fit as They help to break up many as they can monotony of sit- busy ting behind the desk six hours out of the day. into their schedules. But, just as students are required to take two years of IMathematics or three years of English, the are also required to take at least one year of physical education. This is not only a requirement to graduate, but is also a state requirement of the school. The school must have every student take at least one gym class to receive school fund- ing. The physical education clas- ses help to break up the monotony of sitting behind a desk six hours out of the day. It also helps to keep students physically fit. But most of all- they area lot of fun. 92 Spot-less. Freshman Frank Valasquez lifts on the incline bench without the aid of a spotter. Heads up. Senior MicK Marietti at- tempts to complete his required sit ups in weiyht training. ACADEMICS H herejust ain ' t no way ya can get around it. Slang and other T things of bad grammar is here to stay. People who speak slang have a bunch of ways of greet- in ' each other. There ' s " Hey!, " or " Hey, you!, " " How ' s it goin, " and " Same to you, ' along with several popular gestures. So, ya want to tell someone you is hungry. You can say, " I ' m starved, " " I haven ' t eaten since yesterday, " " I want a Godzilla lunch, " or " Feed me now or die. ' There ' s a bunch ofways for sayin ' goodbye, too. Ways like " Catch ya later, ' " " See ya later, " " Qetouta my face, " and " Im ghost, " to name a few. Slang is a part of everyday life here in America. Teachers have tried and tried to correct this growing problem. But there ain ' t no way they can. Its spreading across the schools of America at a rate that is much too fast. But shoot, man, it ' s easier than tryin ' to speak proper English! . ■K " 5 , , ' ■ ' •■ . W i i S ' . 3 T 5 Want Youinr. Zonyk, or Z , motions latecomers from the locker room to hurry up. Where ' s my makeup? Junior Tracy Johnson cleans up and gets ready to go to her next hour class. Packing up. Sophomore Dorcus Taylor gets ready to leave after a hard work-out in gym class. PHYSICAL EDUCATION 93 • •• A Night Of Honors The 28th Annual Three Rivers Rotary Seniors Honors Night was held on Wednesday, May 14, at the Best Western Inn. Nearly 300 fami- ly, friends, teachers, and Rotarians watched 59 seniors from the class of 1986 receive 126 awards given in different areas. The evening began at 6:00 when principal Wil- liam J. Jacobs, Jr. called everyone to order. Then a Senior Quartet played the National Anthem, fol- lowed by a large graduation cake presented by the Rotary Club in honor of the seniors. Quest speaker. Dr. Melvin Vul- gamore. President of Albion Col- lege, addressed the crowd on the topic of academic excellence. Then Mr. Jacobs began the awards by honoring the 1986 class offi- cers. They, in turn, announced the most representative seniors. Mr. Jeff Zonyk, Athletic Director, pre- sented the scholar athletes, ath- letes of the year, and athletic participation awards. D.A.R. Pil- grim and National Scholars were presented by Mrs. Hausser. The traditional and presti- gious Departmental awards were presented by Mr. Mollema, English teacher, and Miss Miller, 1986 class advisor, to 36 1,803 seniors have seniors. Mr. Dan- been honored for their ie!, assistant prin- special achievements. cipal, then an- nounced the 25 seniors graduat- ing with honor and the eleven with high honor. The foreign exchange students were then recognized by Mr. Jacobs and presented with a gift and special purple and white cords. The evening concluded with the announcement of the academic all-state and the Aca- demic Elite, uath closing remarks by Ronald P. Reece, Superinten- dent, and the benediction by Ed- mund W. Blank, former high school principal. This was the 28th year in a row that the Rotary Club has sponsored the Honors Night, in which 1,803 sen- iors have been honored for their special achieve- ments. Farlez Vous Ftancaig? After receiving the French Departmental award, Tim Staf- fen realizes his hard work paid off. Woman of the 80 ' s. Angela Hardy re- ceived her business-ed award. 94 ACADEMICS Gimmie. Dave Lewis shows an anxious smile as he receives his award. Distinguished Honor. Senior class President Amy Kennedy announces the most representative senior. Departmental Awards Business Ed. (D.E.) Rodney Wagner Tonya White Business Ed. (OfTlce) Jennifer Jackson Angela Hardy English (Writing) Kathy Clay English (Speech Debate) Michelle Meurer English (General) Charles Tipton English (Newspaper) Caryn Weindt English (Yearbook) Kristy Bales Robyn Qrubbs Art (General) Chad Durren Dennis Wilkie Music (Vocal) Becki Handy Kathy neidlinger Music (Instrumental) Lori Armstrong Ray Swinsick Home Ec. (Foods) Mike Marshall Home Ec. (General) Deb Appoloni Health Occ. Laura Fuller Lisa Milhollin For. Lang. (French) Stephanie Brooks Tim StafTen For. Lang. (Spanish) Dan Haigh Ind. Ed. (Metals) Troy Reynolds Mike Wagner Ind. Ed. (Auto) Scott Wiirrsbaugh Ind. Ed. (Draft) Scott Sayer Math (General) Hyunsu Kim John Kintz Science (Chem.) Ed Tierney Science (Physic) nick Baker Phys. Ed. Dale Young Kristy Bales Soc. Studies (General) Joanna Masnari Mendy Harman nancy Hubbard D.A.R. Pilgrim Becki Handy national Merit Awards Kathy Clay A. J. Clipfell Andrea Dow Hyunsu Kim Vercyia Whitten Scholar Athletes Chad Durren Becki Handy Most Representative Seniors Ed Tierney Becki Handy Athletes of the Year Greg Thurman Michelle Haines Athletic Participation Chad Durren Becki Handy Bob Larkins David Lewis Dale Young Academic All-State Hyunsu Kim Presidential Academic Fitness Awards nick Baker Kathy Clay Andrea Dow Robyn Grubbs Mark Hagenbuch Becki Handy Mendy Harman Hyunsu Kim John Kintz Barb Kleer Joanna Masnari Michelle Meurer Melissa Roth Tim StafTen Ed Tierney Charles Tipton Pam Ulrey HONORS NIGHT 95 The Grade Is Right ■ ' Will the Academic Elite please step forward. " Ifschool was a game show, these top eleven students would definitely answer this call and " come on down. " And now lets meet the members of " contestants row. " Contestant rio.l: Lori Arm- strong, age 17. She will be attend- ing Michigan State University to major in law and government. Contestant Flo. 2: Nick Baker, age 17. Next year he will attend Lake Superior State to major in computer science. Contestant rio.3: Kathy Clay, age 17. She will be attending Kalamazoo College to major in physics. Contestant No. 4: Mark Magen- buch, age 17. He will be attending the University of Michigan. Contestant No. 5: Becki Handy, age 18. She will be attend- ing Concordia College River Forest to major in teaching. Contestant No. 6: Mendy Har- mon, age 17. She w be attending Ball State University majoring in engineering. Contestant No. 7: Hyunsu Kim, age 19. Next year he will at- lend the Univer- sity of Michigan to major in chemis- try. Contestant No. 8: Barb Kleer, age 17. Next year she will attend Western Michigan University to major in business. Contestant No. 9: Joanna Mas- " It takes courage and determination to win the game of life. " nari, age 17. She uall attend West- ern Michigan University to become a history teacher. Contestant No. 10: Michelle Meurer, age 17. She will be attend- ing Alma College to major in pre- law. Contestant No. 11: Ed Tier- ney, age 17. He will be attending Notre Dame to major in medi- cine. But what all this boils down to is not a game show, but the game of life. It takes courage and deter- mination to win this game, and each and every one of these stu- dents has what it takes. 96 ACADEMICS Dressed up. Senior Michelle Meurer escorts nancy Hubbard to her seat during national Honor Society induc- tions, j Quiet please. Seniors Hyunsu Kim j and Becki Handy give announcements at an all school assembly. This year the planning sessions. or the past eight years, the F Academic Elite has tai en on a very large responsibility; to lead commencement exer- cises. They are in charge of planning graduation and coor- dinating the class motto with an appropriate backdrop, top ten began working and the individual responsibilities were assigned. These included program design, class gifts, and the delegation of speaking responsi- bilities. Each of the eleven students received a subject to speak on. The top three received the honor of giving the main address. The remaining eight divided other duties according to preference. Three of those remaining were involved in the secondary address. The class gift and appreciation, the class song, the benediction, the farewell, and the class recessional were also presented by the members of the Academic Elite. The time and hard work that these eleven students put into graduation help to make it a veiy special and memorable occasion for everyone. A step forward. Senior Lori Armstrong leads Greg Shutes at the PiHS Induction. Academic Elite. Seated: Michelle Meu- rer. Mendy Harman, Becky Handy, Kathy Clay, Lori Armstrong, Barb Kleer, and Joanna Masnari. Standing: Hyunsu Kim, Ed Tierney, nick Baker, and Mark Hagenbuch. Taking a stand. Senior Ed Tiemey gives a speech at the riHS inductions. ACADEMIC ELITE 97 B On Call In The Halls The Malls - where would we be without them? They get us where we want to go and give us a place to socialize before, after, and in- between the school day. " She said he said they did what? ■ Catching up on the latest news is a favorite hall activity. Sports results, weekend happen- ings, and the upcoming school day are popular topics for discus- sion, no matter what the day or the hour, you ' re sure to hear some shocking information or surpris- ing news. " Oh, no, late again! " With only five minutes between classes, some students found it utterly impossible to arrive to class on time. During the last ten seconds before the bell, the halls resemble the Indy 500 as students can be seen sprinting to their next class. " Attention f -Mart shopper. . . " Propaganda of all forms breaks up the drab hall decor and is the cheapest billboard around. School organizations, clubs, the community, and sports teams use the halls to advertise and promote their various causes. Dances, bake sales, events in the commu- nity and yes, even yearbook sales were a few of the activities on dis- play. " Excuse me, excuse me. .Move It! " Every- one who ' s ever had to travel any distance in the high school is familiar with the " rushing ram- page " . During the time span be- tween classes, students jockey for a favorable position in the halls as ' She said he said they did what? " they try to get there intact. " Locker combination: Kick, Turn, (fl $ ' !. Pull, Open. " Lining both sides of the majority of TRHS halls are the lockers. These nar- row but useful contraptions are the main functional units of the halls. On top of the designated storage space, they also give students a small place of their own, at least for one year. As the last bell rings and lockers slam, the halls fill with the echo of " See ya later! ' 98 ACADEMICS Good morningi Juniors Rhonda Evenhouse and Jeff Draime prepare to go to thieir first hour classes after the morning social hour. Bus bound. A student beats the after-school rush while heading for TR s own " yellow transit. ' hen it comes to TRHS hall passes, the rule is anythi ng goes! For the conservative W minded hall-dweller, the conventional wooden block pass, complete with classroom number, is just the ticket. These passes are a popular choice due to their convenient si ze and the fact that the various wood shop classes can produce them upon teacher-request. The backs of attendance slips also serve as handy passes for excursions requiring a written explanation. Some teachers, taking helpful hints from gas stations, design their passes with the potentioal kleptomaniac in mind. Science teacher Mr. VanQies- sen uses a pair of safety goggles as his hall pass. Band students are reminded of their music even when they are away from class by carrying a large musical note as a pass. Other unique and creative passes include postcards, plaques, paddles, and paint blots. When students in the future ask. Can 1 use the pass? " , who knows what the accompanying object may be. yaaaa 7 Senior Wendy Oakley uses her lunch hour to converse with a friend. West-end girl. Dialing her locker com- bination is senior Debbie Jackson. Debbie s locker is in the west wing. Book bank. Juniors Jeannie Solinger and Vallie McMamee stop off at their locker to make the necessary in-between-classes withdrawals " and " deposits. HALLWAYS 99 SPORTS C4 CltpKi football 102-109 Try and Take It Cross Country 110-113 Do or Die Basketball 118-127 Thurman Does It Volleyball 128-129 Going for Kills Tennis 132-135 Loving It Track 140-143 riew Addition . 100 DIVIDER I ' ll always remember the game against . . . Each year there are many important events that take place in sports. Some records are brol en, some bones too. But the sporting events always leave both players and specta- tors with vivid memories. ' Otsego, in wrestling, 1 pinned the guy in 17 seconds. " -Senior Tony Meloche. In a basketball game against Otsego my Junior year. We cheerleaders went out to do a cheer during a technical foul. " -Senior Beth Qleason. " Grand Rapids Catholic Central, because we won. " -Ju- nior Mark Ruggles. Ball Control. Sophomore Ken Handy pulls down a defensive rebound during the first half of the contest against the Gull Lake Blue Devils. " Gull Lake, because 1 got to play football for more than five minutes. " -Senior Mike Kinney. " Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 1 was leading tackier and I started. " -Junior Jeff Vero- nie. " The state cross country meet, I broke my ankle during my sophomore year. ' -Senior A. J. Clipfell. " Sturgis last year in basket- ball. It was the playoff game and we were ranked 6th in the state. They were ranked 7th but we lost by one point. " -Senior Scott Sayer. " Sturgis in soccer, 1 got in a fight but the guy 1 fought with got thrown out. " -Senior Keith Johnson. and ke it Cats keep banner for 5th straight year The scoreboard didn ' t tell the whole story. Although the team posted a 4 and 5 re- cord, many individual and team goals were met and sur- passed. In the annual Three Riv- ers Vicksburg banner game tradition was upheld, as Three Rivers maintained the banner for the 5th consecutive year. A highlight of the 35-7 victory was a pass from Jim Tucker to Mike White which turned into a 95 yard scamper. This broke the old conference record by 2 yards. Marco Fridge " Hunt rushed for a total of 12 yards on 4 carries to help the Cats tromp Vicksburg. One of the most memora- ble games for the seniors on the team was the Three Riv- ers Grand Rapids Catholic Central game. Mot only was this memorable because it was the last game of their career, but in all the games played between these two teams TR had never won. An- other incentive for the Cats was the fact that Grand Rapids was rated 5 in the state at one point in the season. After a scoreless first quarter. Grand Rapids scored midway through the second quarter. Then on an attempted extra point, senior Bob Larkins broke through the line and rejected the kick. The game turned into a back and forth battle through quarter and a half. But late in the fourth quarter Murray Smith broke loose around the outside on a 33 yard run to the endzone. Then Marco Hunt put it through the uprights. The P M ■ I H fit ' 1 1 V l l i ' ' -tt i HI K i iH Hr C ' V ' MMBi v IpPHUi v 1 Aw tSmlm { A I S« i- B mmM --J RK HH - JB ' THrii jpy . ' P w MM K w , " 1 ' " A IVa H flll ■ 1 Jm iiM i 1 B ftc , | ' !m ymt l m B 19 game wasn ' t over yet. Grand Rapids was putting together a scoring drive. But with just 45 seconds left, Mark Ruggles came up with the clinching interception that sealed the victory for the Cats. Always Runnin ' . Tireless manager Junior Jeff Meyers is always on the move assisting players with an end- less supply of water, tape, ice, band- aids, and kicking tees... E.F.E.F. The concept of every play, every player, was adopted at mid- season in an effort to improve total team effort. Players were given decals to put on their helmets to serve as a reminder of the concept. Players felt that the idea was good. 102 SPORTS Scoring Points — " V__ - Varsity rootbal Opponent Score Sturgis 22-24 Allegan 18-35 South Haven 14-41 Otsego 25-14 Gull LaKe 2-18 Comstock 16-6 Plainwell 7-20 Vicksburg 35-7 Q.R.C.C. 7-6 Varsity Football Team. Row one: Dave Lewis, Murray Smith, Monty Mall, Mike White, Jim Tucker, JefT Qrames, Jeff Draime, Dave Campbell, herb Mash, Tom Magerty, Jeff Meyers, man- ager. Row two: Bob Larkins, Mike King, Mike Kinney, Mike Copsey, Jim Rob- erts, Darrel Parker, Kent Wilson, Jim Soo.. Close... Senior split end Joe Wilkins comes up just inches short of racking up another touchdown. Baker, Joe Wilkins, Jason Turner, Jeff Johnson, Dale Young. Back row: Mick Marietti, Jeff Veronie, Dennis Wilkie, Matt Brown, Dan Hornblower, Marco Hunt, Mark Ruggles, Leonard Steward, Rodney Wagner, Chad Durren. Coaches: S. Bovenkirk, J. Zonyk, A. Schirk Bustin ' loose. Leading the Cats out of the locker room after the Home- coming festivities are senior guard Rodney Wagner and senior wide re- ceiver Dave Lewis. The Cats went on to outscore the Comstock Colts 16-6. Coach is buying. A two-a-day wor- kout in August brings on a thirst attack for many of the Wildcat squad. VARSITY FOOTBALL 103 Unt gff nished , itouched ■JV Football has spotless record for ' 85— A strong football team is built on hard work and ded- ication. The J.V. team had plenty of both of these qualities as they went on to finish their second consecu- tive undefeated season. Junior Varsity quarterback, Chad Cottingham said, " It was great being on an undefeated team two years in a row. Every- body contributed all they could every game and every practice. " The team tallied 342 total points, allowing their oppo- nents a total of only 42 points. The highlight of the season followed a 64-0 shutout over a non-conference game with Ka- lamazoo Christian. Lineback- er Mike Borst commented, " i think we learned a lot to help us for next year on the varsity level. " It was, on the other hand, an up and down season for the Frosh as they ended the sea- son with an even four wins and four losses. Injuries and bad luck plagued the team with key players offensive guard Aaron Cullifer, quarterback Todd Grimm, and center Dave Lar- son all out for a game. " We had a lot of talent, but things just didn ' t seem to go our way, " said tailback Greg Booth. " We ' re really looking forward to next year, " he added. Dave Larson commented, " We just weren ' t prepared for some of the games. Practices didn ' t go well with three of the 20 players absent. " " They couldn ' t scrimmage in prac- tice having both offensive and defensive units, " he added. The Frosh hoped to improve upon their record next year in order to fill the shoes of the successful J.V. ' s. With the talent and determi- nation of both squads , expec- tations are high for both squads. AwesomelJV Football players are confident about their upcoming game as they cheer on the freshmen. high five. Sophomores David Hasse and Mike Borst give each other a high five as sophomore Robbie Laverdure looKs on. Hike. Freshman quarterback Todd Orimm rolls to the left after taking the snap from David Larson. Time out! Freshmen Aaron Culli- fer and Chris Shafer take a break from the action to get a refreshing drink of water. 104 SPORTS " «»«« JV rOOTBALL Opponent Score Sturgis 34-0 Allegan 26-0 South Haven 46-0 Otsego 18-6 Qui! Lake 54-6 Kalamazoo Christian 64-0 Klainwell 56-12 Vicksburg 44-18 Schauers, D, Larson, M. Ludwig, B. Mullins, C. Pryor. Back row: Coach Kennedy, T. Lausee, D. Louis, M. Weiss, M. Ertman, T. Qrimm, F. Valasquez, Coach Qeiber. JV AND FROSH TOOTBALlIOS d New Cheerleaders put spice in routine like never before When people think of Varsity Cheerlead- ing they usually don ' t thinly of camp, but that was where the season began. After much preparation at summer prac- tices the squad was ready for competition at Hope College in Holland. Cheerleading camp not only consists of competition but daily work sessions for learning cheers, chants, dances, and stunts. While participating at camp they earned the coveted Spirit Stick which is awarded to the squad displaying the most spirit. Besides the stick, they earned a second and two first place awards for overall achievement. The Varsity Football Cheer- leaders consisted of seniors Amy Kennedy, Robyn Qrubbs, Pam DuFour, and Captain Beth Qleason and Juniors Darcy Cooper, Julie Miller, Sheri White, and Jody Pear- son. A very large part of cheer- leading was adjusting to one another and trying new things. Coach Connie VanderWeire helped the girls in many ways and was very supportive throughout the season. The season may not have been the most successful for the Wild- cat football team but the cheerleaders remained spirit- ed throughout. Besides cheer- ing at the Friday night games, the girls made locker signs every week for each member of the squad. The cheerleaders also decorated the football locker room before the home- coming game. " This football season was my best, 1 was finally a senior and we really made our last football season fun, by doing things together after the games, " said Robyn Qrubbs. no time for a s n Ve.-Junior Jody Pearson realizes that camp isn ' t what it was cracl ed up to be. The squad attended a four day camp at Hope College in August. J ' J " «.5 OuchI Senior Amy Kennedy winces at the thought of actually having to touch her toes. But as the season progressed this became part of their everyday practice, and before the end of the year. Amy was able to complete this remarkable task. 106 SPORTS Cooperation. Rivalry between squads cools clown during halftlme activites as girls from the Comstock Varsity Squad meet with hosts from TRMS. Malftime activities for both schools include the traditional Mello " cheer. Halftime dis- cussion between the girls ranges from talKing about the weather to their newest cheer. Struggle. Senior Captain Beth Qlea- Varsity Football Cheerleaders: son finds humor in her failing attempt (Top) Beth Qleason, Pam DuFour, to pin a corsage on Senior Dennis Jody Pearson. (Bottom) Amy Ken- VVilkic. nedy. Robyn Qrubbs, Julie Miller, Darcy Cooper. VARSITY CHEERLEADERS 107 nnsp RPPwnsa ound JV cheerleaders make it to national competition- If desire is the key to suc- cess, then desire was the key word for the JV and i reshman cheerleaders who worked to be the best they could be. After a summer of hard work and long hours of practice, the gid ' s desire finally paid off. After attending summer camp, the JV placed third in camp competition and qualified themselves for competition at the national level in riashville, Tennessee, tiardwork paid off for the freshman because when they returned from cheerleading camp they were totally prepared for the sea- son, and one of the finest freshmen squads Three Rivers has seen in a long time. " Cheerleading was hard work, but it was a good experi- ence. Going to Nashville for competition was especially ex- citing because we never really thought we ' d get that far, " said sophomore Jill Roggelien. " Because our team went undefeated for the second straight year it was especially great, " said sophomore Sue Clutter. Tt was great having our team go undefeated for the second year in a row. It made everything more fun, 1 really liked going to riashville for competition, " commented Anita Wheat. The freshmen squad had a great season also, not only did they survive, but they brought a lot of material and ideas back from camp and put them to good use. " loved cheering for our freshmen team, " said Tracy Hardin. We ' re number one! Freshman cheerleader Christa Clipfell shows us why the freshmen cheerleaders re- ceived a first place at camp. Ftinl Sophomore Tami Glass anx- iously awaits to cheer on the Cats to another undefeated season. Say cheese. Three Rivers JV cheer- leaders take a moment from their busy schedules to have some fun. 108 SPORTS Freshmen Cheerleaders. Row One: dy, Lisa Armstrong, Cathy Kennedy, Missy Laws, Tisha Swihart, Lisa Wheat, Ame Glass. Tracy Harden. Row Two: Monica Bra- JV Cheerleaders. Row one: Wendy Glass, Anita Wheat, Susan Clutter. Wood, Jill Roggelien, Kris Myers, Lisa Jackson, Row two; Beth Carlisi, Tami JV AHD -I CiCk FROSH CHEERLEADinO ±KJzf 1 ddle the Pack — TR Harriers finish 5th in Wolverine Conf.— Competing in the Wolverine Confer- ence was tougher for Coach Fred Burnett s Wildcats than it first appeared. After all, the Confer- ence was home for the state ' s Class B, number one runner from Gull Lake. As if that wasn ' t enough, Burnett and crew lost four of their top runners instead of the expec- ted one. But Burnett made no excuses for his teams 6-10 record. Led by Most Valuable Run- ner Dan tiaigh, the team be- came known for their determi- nation. VVe didn ' t have a great record, but everyone worked hard and had a good time, " commented Tony Qreystone. Sophomore Greg Westfall showed great potential and improvement in his style as he won the most dedicated run- ner award. The Captains ' award was given tojunior Larry Carpenter. When the all-county team was determined, three Wildcat runners managed to place themselves on the team. They were junior Jamie Southland, in his first year of running Cross Country, junior Larry Carpenter, and senior Dan tiaigh. senior Dan Haigh also secured himself a spot on the All-Conference team, fie was the sole member representing TRHS. Senior runner, John Kintz said. Despite our record we had some really good times. We may not have been a winning team from a win-lose standpoint, but we tried and worked together as a team. Each member put forth his best effort. " Coach Burnett summed up his 1985 CC season, " We had our hard workouts and our easy workouts, good meets and bad meets. We had fun most of the time, but the main thing is none of us gave up. We kept coming back. Heeding assistance. Freshman Bob- by Wilson just finishes a tough race, as his friend rushes to his aid. 110 Pacing. All-Conference runner Dan Haigh pushes to maintain his lead over his opponent. Haigh a senior, participated in Cross Country for four years, under Coach Fred Burnett. • 0 SPORTS il Scoring Points r stretch. Junior Randy Williams takes a break from leading the Cross Country team In their stretch. MEnS CK05S COU Opponent lirandywine Lakcshore Miles South Bend Clay Coldwater Centreville Sturgis Buchanan Gull Lake Plainwell Allegan Otsego Vicksburg Comstock South Haven Constantine niRY Score 40-17 40-19 33- ' i2 47-16 32-25 19-42 35-20 19-39 41-18 33-22 18-43 35-20 41-17 22-33 15-50 28-29 Cross Country. Row 1: T. Stockdale. T. Meloche, S. Stockdale, R. McQee, L. Carpenter, T. Qreystone. Row 2: R. Williams, Q. Westfall, D. Haigh, J. Kintz, n. Ballard. Back Row: Coach Burnett, J. Southland, B. Wilson. Turning point. Greg Westfall, All- Extiaustion. Following a tough Conference runner, reaches the turn- cross-country ' race, Larry Carpenter ing point of the race as he passes his appears to be the only able body of the Constantine opponent. team. Ron McGee doubles over in utter exhaustion. ■ ' C MEfi ' S CROSS COUriTRY 111 nward and upwar —Harriers have young but promising recruits If you had the dedication, you beared the hot weath- er, " said Junior Marrey Cannon. This held true for cross country runners that began their own personal practices in late August, under the hot summer sun. But de- spite the hard work of the Mariers, the Women ' s Cross Country team experienced a disappointing season in 1985. Due to various injuries, run- ners that had been looking forward to a promising season were unable to fulfill their personal goals. The highlight ' of the season was the reoccu- rence of the fine all-county performance of Sophomore Julie Meloche. Meloche said, I felt running in the county meet was a good experience, and I hope it pays off next year. " Last years season didn ' t ruin the attitude of the runners though, they feel they have the capabilities of building a fine team for next year. With the experience of the returning runners. Coach Steve Freese feels the performance will defi- nitely be up. This past season gave the girls the opportunity to get some realistic goals for the coming season. All alone. Sophomore Brenda Wen- chel makes her way past the baseball storage building on the first leg of her race. Wenchel was well known for her pink and green shoe laces. jSa , -v ' -SJCKJi! ' ' m 112 Who needs this? Junior Marrey Cannon rests for a few moments before begining the race. Cannon, who prepared for their Cross Country sea- son by running six miles each morn- ing, went on to finish first for the Cats against the Comstock Colts. SPORTS 7fVjZ: Scoring Points Women ' s Cross Country Opponent Score Coldwater Ccntrcville Vicksburg Sturgis Allegan Otsego Plainwell Gull Lake Buchanan South Haven Comstock Constantlne 15-50 33-22 50-15 41-18 39-20 50-15 46-15 50-15 15-50 15-50 26-30 31-24 Overall record 8-4 Just one of the girls. Freshman Kristen Thompson struggles to keep up with the pace set by sophomores Deb Copsey and Brenda Winchel. 5 V _ lh:X:ixXi J ? :r -i: ' ' ' Cross Country. Row 1: Kristen Thompson, Marrey Cannon, Brenda Winchel. Row 2: Sarah Becker, Deb Copsey, Tricia O Dell, Julie Meloche. Back row; Coaches Mr. Cannon and Mr. Freese. Over the river and through the woods. Sophomore Sarah Becker takes a deep breath as she widens the gap between herself and her oppo- nents. Becker, a second year varsity letter winner, cut down her time con- siderably during the season. Rear view. Sole member of the girl ' s 750-mile club, Marrey Cannon and All- County runner Julie Meloche round the comer to the first leg of the dreaded cross country course. WOMEN ' S -1 -1 ' z CROSS COUnTRYli Swing of things — TR Golfers couldn ' t get into it!— The Three Rivers clubbers had a disap- pointing season this year. They were trying to regain some experience after six seniors had left the team in the previous year. The team finished 7th in the con- ference, a slight improvement over the previous season ' s record. The season wasn ' t a total loss in itself. The team grew as individuals and as a group. This knowledge and experi- ence will be used next year to come on strong in the confer- ence and in regionals. The attack will be led by seniors Arnold Park and Chad Cutler, and junior David Jolly. Kevin Butler was the only senior this year. Although this wasn ' t his best year on the team the other members still looked up to him. Luck wasn ' t with Kevin this year as he spent part of the season recov- ering from a finger injury he received when he slammed it in his car door. Junior Arnold Park commented, " Kevin ' s personality was well needed in helping us get through the season. ' " Even though we had a poor record, we had some fun times to remember, " said junior Chad Cutler. Monica Blackburn, who was the only female on the team, will return next year to partici- pate as a junior. This season was a transition period for the team. With only one member graduating and the rest of the team returning - next year, hopes of a confer- ence championship for the , following year seemed to be a reality for the Cats. • j-f • i iaf i,. ' ] ,m m-m jgrS !? i ' ? i? ' iL ' i " ? ' ' ™ 114 ••3v£Mii ' Handicap! Sophomore Monica . Blackburn concentrates on her back- .» swing. She gets no advantage while ' Ijjl jj playing against all the males on the SPORTS Golf Score Opponent Score Portage northern 174-178 Portage Central 176-150 Mattawan 178-175 Sturgess 174-168 Three Rivers Jamboree 6th Comstock Jamboree 7th Centreville 190-191 Constantial 190-218 Quil Lake Jamboree 7th Allegaa Jamboree 6th Vicksburg Jamboree 7th South Haven Jamboree 8th Plainwell Jamboree 8th Otsego Jamboree 8th Conference 8th Paw Paw 173-163 Schoolcraft 175-172 Keeping your head down! Fresh- man Patrick Hagerty keeps his eyes on the ball while working on his drive. Varsity GolfTeam. Row One: PatricK ler, David Jolly, Coach Riley. Back Hagerty, Monica Blackbum, Ross Clay, Row: Richie Butler, Tim Hagenbuch, Rodd Clay. Second Row: Arnold Park, Mike French, Ryan Roberts, Dale Micky Miller, Chad Cutler, Kevin But- Bloom, Andy Harman. Tough decisions Senior Kevin But- Teeing off. Displaying proper ler reads his lie before making a stance. Junior Amold Park works on crucial putt that could be the deciding his drive during a less than desirable stroke for the Cats day of practice. s rdog again -TR Hoopsters win their District opener— A lot of hard work. That is what basketball is all about. " This was a great bunch of girls, " said Coach George Timm, " and a very easy team to work with. " It looked like it was going to be a great season for the girls basketball team. They started their usual two weeks of condi- tioning before school opened with four returning letter win- ners, a strong bench, and quickness. But the record didn ' t come out quite as well as they had hoped, ending the season at 2-19. Early in the season, the team lost one of its five star- ters. Senior Mendy Harman, starting guard, was injured in the first 30 seconds of a non- conference game against Paw Paw. Even after the accident, Mendy put as much energy into supporting the team as she had always put into playing. T think everyone put 101% into that game to win it for Mendy, " said Senior Mi- chelle Haines. The girls went into districts with only one win behind them. For the second year in a row, they went up against Hillsdale and won. That and the game against Paw Paw were the ones 1 will always remember, " said Senior Kristy Bales. The second round of Districts didn ' t come out with such a happy ending. 1 don ' t know what happened, " said Timm. " We were ahead by a large amount at halftime, but just fell apart in the second half, " he continued. The loss was a great upset to the team. It meant the end of a long, hard season. But the end of the season did not mean it was the end of the good friendships made throughout the year. Stnittin ' her stuff. Senior Kristy Sales takes control of the game as she looks for an open teammate under the basket. Bales, who played forward, was elected captain by her team- mates. Looking on. Juniors Maureen Baggot and Sheri Lutz take a break from the action. Both Lutz and Baggot contributed to the overall team effort from the sidelines. Scoring Points f WOMEnS VARSITY BASKETBALL Opponent Score Sturgis 28-48 Cassopolis 31-56 Paw Paw 34-33 Allegan 20-53 Bronson 32-59 South Haven 28-56 Otsego 36-41 Cassopolis 26-58 Gull Lake 29-42 Comstock 35-71 Flainwell 18-55 Allegan 32-52 Vicksburg 29-41 South Maven tl- ' bl Otsego 33-34 Qull Lake 38-48 Comstock 31-58 Flainwell 11-41 Vicksburg 45-52 Centreville 26-51 Hillsdale 48-43 Vicksburg 50-54 Plan of attack. Preparing for the Momecoming parade. Freshman Lisa Vedmore discusses the previous nights game. The Women ' s Basket- ball team participates in the parade each year. ♦ .V ' v. Women ' s Varsity Basketball. Row Haines. Bacl row: Head coach George one: Janet Lari ins, Sheri Lutz, Lisa Timm, Cheryl Alford, DeannAppoloni, Vedmore, Maureen Baggot, Michelle Kristy Bales, Michelle Hageman. ■■tti H kH H WM H 1 i|k J L B nty jh v W . f H Vv ' = ' ' - J " L ' - ;.- ' j? j H L. - ' Jmh : ° V ' k:: B - r iH ' r-m M l! ill Easy two. Junior Deann Appoloni takes position on the line as she sizes up the shot. Deann was the team s leading scorer and top rebounder. The Cats went on to defeat the Paw Paw Redskins by a score of 34-33. Temporarily sidelined. Although injured early in the season. Senior Mendy Harman was able to keep a smile on her face as she supported the Cats as best she could. Harman broke her arm and injured her knee in the game against Paw Paw. WOMEnS BASKETBALL 117 •m--!im iimm9mmmmii mK from scratch — J.V. Volleyball comprises an entire frosh squad— This years J.V. basket ball and volleyball teams were real young as well as inex- perienced. With the basketball team being made up of all but one freshmen, the other being sophomore Lisa Bassinger, and the Volleyball squad en- tirely freshmen. The fact that they were inex- perienced could have been a major concern for George Timm, the young ladies coach. Me said he was both surprised and excited at the progress that was made after just the first two weeks of practice. They were a hard working team but they had a lot of fun. Their hard work really paid off, ending the season with a .500 record of 10-10. Bump, set, spike! These terms which at one time were just trivial terms now became the key techniques, enabling the J.V. team to finish their season with a 4-15-1 record. All in all, no matter what the outcome of the season, we learned a lot and found out what high school athletics were all about and now we could honestly say that it takes a lot of hard work and dedica- tion to bring a team together. Sen ' e f up. Freshman TishaSwihart Together. The Junior Varsity Bas- sets herself up to serve the winning ketbali team spends some time out- match point against the Comstock side the court to participate in a few Colts. homecoming activities. 118 SPORTS m « ■■ ' ' ■ ' ' ' ' . " flm Scoring Points - ' w_ JV VOI.I.KYBAI.I Opponent Sturgis White rigeon Mastings Middlcuille hennvillc Olivet VicKsburq liciton Cassopolis South Haven Otsego tiiill t.dke tomstotk tiuchanan I ' ld ell Cassopolis Constantin VicKsburg Allegan Centreville Colon 5- 15,4- 1 5 615,10J5 5-11,3-1 1 7-11,31 I 11-9,11-8 11-7 11-1 11-6, 411 5-11,7-1 1 11-15,15-2,6-15 3-15,7-15 10-15,9-15 9-15,6-15 2-15,0-15 815, 13-15 8-15,15-8,4-15 15-2,15-4 3-15 11 15 9-15,9-15 715, 15-7, 10-15 15-6,15-G 3-15 7 15 IV woMr.n s baskktbali. -.lurgis C assopolis Kaw I ' aw Allegan lifonson South haven Otsego Cassopolis fjull Lake nsto Cc Klainwcll Allegan South Have Otsego Gull Lake Comstork Plainwell Vitksburg Centreville Score 18-32 22-21 34-18 39- 13 29-21 33-17 15-32 21-33 35-54 33-27 26-22 29-11 26-21 22-40 38-39 26-28 36-33 33-39 15-28 In position. Freshmen first-year players Lisa Armstrong and Alison Stuckey get set and anxiously await the return of the ball from the opposite court. JV Volleyball. Row one: C. Martin, L. Elliot, D. Bishop. Row two: K, Haines, D. Rentfrow, B, Batdorf, J, Tobin, A. Probst. Row three: S. Jackson, A. Stuckey, L. Vedmore, L. Armstrong, A. Whitford. Bump and Jump. Returning a serve, freshman Tisha Swihart shows her perfect form. Team member Alison Stuckey prepares to back her up. JV Basketball. Row one: M. Smith, C. Wagner, S. Dane. Row tvvo: Q. Timm, T. VVhitten, L. Bassingei, K. Clipfell C. Kennedy, Q. Foghino. 119 Bi in the cards —Battle Creek stops Cats in OT— The non-conference game against the Bat- tle Creek Lakeview Spartans marked the end of the season for coach Dick Konwinski ' s Wildcats. The Cats were behind until late in the fourth quarter when the Spartan ' s leading scorer, Jim Bentz, received a technical foul. Senior Greg Thurman stepped to the foul line and sunk two free throws to make the score 57-59. The Cats obtained control of the ball in the remaining 34 seconds and gave the ball to Thurman who promptly stuffed the ball. Thurman ' s field goal put the game into overtime and gave the Cats an opportunity to take home a tournament victo- ry but the Spartans scored six straight points finishing off any hope of a Wildcat victory. Another thriller came against the Vicksburg Bull- dogs when senior Greg Thur- man entertained the fans with his scoring ability. Thurman became the leading scorer for the season when he pumped in 35 points. Thurman, who ended the season with a sea- son total of 479 points and a career total of 1,159 follows only former TR standout Tim Ryan. One of the most memorable games for the Cats followed a win over the Sturgis Trojans. Three Rivers moved into the finals of the annual Holiday Tournament against the Con- stantine Falcons, fialftime found the Cats down byll points but the tide turned as the defensive team took the floor during the third quarter. Led by junior forward, Mark Ruggles, the Cats rolled to a 47-44 win. Short Jumper. Senior forward Den- nis Wilkie puts up a short jump sliot to add two to the Wildcat scoreboard. Wiil ie, who was an all-conference standout in football, was elected co- captain. iruA Mr. Team Supreme. Senior Qreg Thurman shows some of his superb talent while being defended by three Gull Lake players. The award is voted on by the students at TRMS. 120 - v Scoring Points . ' w. 5»l m» = =i MKM S VARSITY BASKETBALL Opponcnl Score Allegan iblMi South Haven 50-53 Otsego 53-48 Gull Lake 48-42 Sturgis 40-33 Constantinc 47-44 Comstock 51-33 toldwater 48-60 I ' lainwell 39-50 Vicksburg 43-53 Cassopolis 57-59 Allegan 78-41 South Haven 66-43 Otsego 68-81 Gull Lake 59-60 Branson 57-54 Comstock 53-46 Paw Paw 75-55 Plainwell 44-48 Vicksburg 52-37 Battle Creek Lakeview 60-70 lOT) Varsity Basketball Team. Tony Rob- inson, Latnont Hall, Mike McCally, Dennis Wilkie, Eric Plothdruft, Greg Southland, Jamie Southland, Greg Thurman, Scott Sayer, Jim Roberts, MarkRuggles, Jeff Vedmore, Jim Tuck- er, Manager Bill Tobin, Coach Richard Konwinski, Manager Mark Thurman. Set it up. Senior Monty Hall takes time to gather his thought while he sets up the Wildcat offense. The Cats used a high post offense as their primary threat with the rie,x used for fast break situations. B " J 7 Easy TWO. Senior Greg Southland rast Break. Senior Mike McCally goes up after a missed shot and puts attempts to convert on a fast break it back home for an easy two. South- dri ing the baseline as juniors Jim land posed a threat both offensively Roberts and Greg Southland trail, and defensively on the boaids and was McCallv who plaved guard, was sec- able to fill in capably for center Greg ond in points scored. Thurman. VARSITY BASKETBALL 121 I efeated — JV ' s Post Unbeaten Record In Conference Play— Experience was the key to the Junior Var- sity ' s season and the laci of it contributed to the downfall of the Fresh- men squad. All of the JV players, with the exception of one, had played on last year ' s freshmen team. This factor contributd greatly to their tremendously success- ful season. The team coupled their experience and hardwork to create an abundance of team spirit and squad unity. Forward John Withers cited, " We had a lot of depth, espe- cially coming off the bench. " This year ' s team was the first JV squad from Three Rivers to go undefeated in the Wolver- ine Conference. The season had many high- lights as the JV ' s always seemed to bring out the best in themselves and in return their opponents. Sophomore forward Ken Handy pointed out one such bright spot say- ing, " After losing to Bronson in the Holiday Tournament, it was great to come back and beat them later in the season. ' The Freshmen team, al- though not as successful as the JV team, had its share of high points. The Frosh opened their season with a four game winning streak, but failed to k eep it alive as they experi- enced a run of tough losses at the end of the season. number Three! Sophomore Ken Handy runs an inbound play as Sopho- more Joe Balinger receives the pass to go up for the jumper. Technical! freshmen oss Clay, Defense! Sophomores Chad Cot- Jumper! Sophomore Scott Muffley Steve Rodriguez, ano Trank Valesquez tingham and Scott Muffley play strong puts up a jump shot while f en Handy watch as their opponent shoots a defense against a frustrated Quil Lake and Dave Weed fight for rebounding technical foul. player. position. 122 SPORTS Scoring Points _ - f ' .ALL 5 BASKETBALL (Kl.StlMI-n Mt;n s BASKf:T Opponcnl Score opponent Score AllcyJM 50-46 65-52 t oldwdter 43-35 59-53 Soulh Maven 54-49 Olscgo 81-48 Oisego 44-41 Ciull Lake 79-61 (jull Lake 34-61 41-49 Slurgis 64-38 67-73 (juil Lake 52-47 l_oms[ock 55-49 Maslinqs 41-46 Coldwatcr 43-57 VirKsburq 41-54 I ' idinwcll 60-42 C jssopohs 55-51 ViiLksburg 57-46 Sluryis Cassopolis 66-40 bouth Maven 33-43 66-55 Allegan South Haven 65-48 61-58 50-54 Otsego 67-61 Otsego 48-55 Oult Lake 56-39 (jull Lake 59-79 fJfonson 58-56 Comsloch 46-51 t omstock 51-47 l-av. Paw 50-70 Paw Paw 45-54 f ' lainwell 36-54 Ciainwell 55-53 Vicksburg 48-55 icksburg V 63-62 Freshmen Basketball. Row one: Ross Clay, Troy Mutt, Frank Valasquez, Rodd Clay. Back row: Mike Spence, Kris Schafer, Chad Coney, Charlie Williams. f fs es m Junior Varsity Basketball. KowionQ: linger, Jeff Krause, John Withers, Coach Steve Baile , Jon Krause, Chad Charlie Barth, Ken Handy, Todd Qoo- Cottingham, David tiasse, Chris Pot- ding, David Weed, ter, Scott Muffley. Back row: Joe Bal- - IFROSH JV BASKETBALL 123 look TR Cheerleaders purchase new uniforms- Anew look was acheiv- ed t his year on the Varsity Cheerleading squad. The cheer- leaders raised enough money to purchase new uniforms, they went to a NCA cheerlead- ing camp and learned new cheers. Last but not least, four new junior cheerleaders joi- ned the squad. Returning to the Varsity Cheerleading squad for the second year were Seniors Beth Qleason, Robyn Qrubbs, Pam DuFour and captain Amy Ken- nedy. The new juniors joining the basketball squad were Julie Miller, Darcy Cooper, Kathy Clay, and Jody Pearson. The girls all showed their creativity in making up new cheers and bringing back some of the crowds ' favorite cheers, like " Qor For It, " the slam dunk cheer. The girls became like a family. They had good times and bad times together. They fought and shared their feel- ings. Mrs. VanderWiere was always there for the giris to talk to, or just for some moral support. At times it seemed like the season would never end and the practices would continue on for an eternity. When Three Rivers played its final game against Battle Creek Lakeview and lost, many tears were shed by the giris. For the seniors, who had cheered their last game, it was all over. For the juniors, they knew they had to try out on May 8 and fight for their positions on the squad again. Cheerieading may have been tough at times, but last- ing friendships and many memories were made. Ready! Junior Julie Miller was al- ways ready to cheer during the Varsity games. Even though she missed the start of the season, she had a lot of spirit when she returned. 124 stress Senior Pam DuFour looKs a bit nervous during her sixth hour class as she can t keep her mind off the important Homecoming game that was played that night. The Cats lost Homecoming to Gull Lake on a last second shot. SPORTS ■ Spirit! Junior Darcy Cooper used Puzzled. Junior Julie Miller looks her spirit to rouse the student body unsure as she tries to remember her during a Varisty Basi etball game. routine at cheerleading camp during the summer. : ' Varsity Basketball Cheerleaders. Row one: Pam DuFour, Robyn Qrubbs, Amy Kennedy. Back row; Kathy Clay, Jody Pearson, Julie Miller, Darcy Coo- per, riot pictured is Senior Beth Qlea- son. heering o the top — JV and Frosh cheerleaders, champions all around — When you think of a National comepti- tion you automati- cally think of basketball or football, but when you are at TRMS, you think of cheerlead- ing. The reason for that being that the 1986 JV cheerleading squad went to Nashville to compete for the national championship. Although they didn ' t win the top honor, they bestowed a great honor on our school and students. As with every graduation, this year ' s is much the same. The majority of the varsity cheerleading squad will be leaving. The positions will be filled, and there is no doubt that the seniors will be placing the job in competent hands. After all, any one of our cheer- leaders will tell you that a team is nothing without someone to cheer them on. With the JV squad moving up to varsity, their spots be- came open as well. That was no problem. In TRHS there is plenty of talent to go around. The freshmen girls will fill those spaces nicely. But as with any team there cannot be a team unless there is teamwork. This especially held true for cheerleading. Without total cooperation of all the girls in the squad the year wouldn ' t have gone as well as it did. To obtain a certain rhythm every member must share the same confi- dence as well as friendship. Three Rivers High School bestows a lot of pride in its athletes and the cheerleaders are no exception. They repre- sent our school well and they should be given due credit, after all its not what you do, it ' s how you do it and our cheer- leaders do it well. rired up. Sophomore Wendy Wood gives the Cats a little support to spur them on to a victory. y Freshman cheerleaders: Jessica Balog, Tracy Harden, Joannie Richard- son, Christa Clipfell, Lisa Wheat, Missy Laws, Ame Glass, Monica Brady. 126 SPO Hair way jome.Sophomore Lisa JacKson takes a break from cheering during halftime of the homecoming game. Watch the pini Sophomore Katie Let ' s go CatsI Freshman cheerleader Taffeecarefuliy pins a flower on varsity Missy Laws and Lisa Wheat cheer their cheerleader Kathy Clay. team on to a win. CHEERLEADinQ 127 the Odds — Squad overcomes lack of depth — In his first year as head coach, Frank Oswald found his team lacked one thing— depth. With only sen- iors Shelly Kramb, Mary Mawl- ey, and Trisha O ' Dell as return- ing veterans, Oswald found communication to be the key word. " Because we had a small team, we were able to communicate both on and off the court, " said Shelly Kramb. " I think the fact that we were close and almost like a family helped us throughout the sea- son, " she added. The three additional posi- tions were held by juniors Shelly Misel, Sarah Tanner, and Cheryl Alford. With no bench strength, play was espe- cially tough for the squad. " We couldn ' t take a rest and it was really tiring especially during the Holiday Tournament, " said Shelly Misel. With such a small team, Oswald went out to recruit two sophomores, Diana Dickerson and June Feller. Both June and Diane were very dedicated and earned starting positions before the season ' s end. Oswald was pleased with the team ' s performance. Going through the motions. Sophomore June Feller practices her spikes during pre-game warm-ups. Although small in stature, June is a powerful weapon for the Cats. Airborne. Sophomore Diana Dick- erson leaps to the rescue to s top an opposing team spike. Dickerson, who was one of two junior varsity players to be moved up to the varsity team, earned a starting role as a digger. Scoring Points itj StlSii ii i !i»k«!if tSii ' f.. f ' VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Opponent Score Comstock 2-15,9-15 Allegan 15-11,14-16,6-15 Otsego 16-14,15-12 Centreville 15-2,15-3 Colon 11-15,12-15 Dowagiac 15-7,15-12 St. Joseph 15-11,4-15,9-15 Can you dig it? Senior Patricia O ' Dell digs the ball up for a set, as Sarah Tanner and June Feller get ready for a block. Varsity Volleyball. Tront row: June Feller, Diana Dickerson, Mary Hawley, Shelly Kramb, Coach Frank Oswald. Back row: Cheryl Alford, Shelly Misel, Trisha O ' Dell, Sarah Tanner. no chance. Senior Shelly Kramb makes a concentrated effort to block her opp onents spike. Kramb, who was elected team co-captain, has been involved in the volleyball program for the past four years. She plays spiker for the varsity squad. Consistent effort. Both junior SaraFi Tanner and senior Shelly Kramb show their efforts on the court. Throughout the season both girls utilized their height advantage and became major contributers to the team s successful season. WOMEN ' S VOLLEYBALL 129 from depths —Cats start climb throu conference ranks— When the season be- gan the Wildcat fans and parents figured on the typi- cal Varsity Wrestling season with many ups and downs. Although they still ended up with a losing record, the sea- son revealed many promising notes, and this was something they could definitely build a competitive wrestling program on. John Kintz commented, " really enjoyed this seaso n more than any other in the past, the team really showed improvement. " The Cats not only had great senior leadership and sup- port, but they had what every sport needs to excel-freshmen backing. A couple of the stan- douts were Brad Jones and Aaron Cullifer. Each match was a building block for the wrestling squad. But the season really peaked at the final match of the sea- son where the Cats came from behind to defeat Constantine by the score of 44-30. At the Conference Meet held at Gull Lake High School, the Cat grapplers took home five medals. The highest of these were Jeff Jones with a silver medal. John Kintz placed third and grabbing fourth place honors were juniors Doug Mohney and Jeff Wilson along with freshman Aaron Cullifer. The squad ended the year with the traditional Honors Banquet. Receiving the most dedicated award was fresh- man Rob Wagner. The most valuable award went to senior John Kintz. Kintz also along with senior Jeff Jones, re- ceived the annual Bo Jones award for outstanding w rest- lers of the year. The banquet ended wath Jeff Jones being awarded the most improved wrestler of the year award. In a knot. Senior co-captain John Kintz works to turn tiis opponent. Kintz later became the only Wildcat wrestler to advance past the District tourna- ment. 130 Say uncle. Junior Jason Turner picks up his three back points as he attempts to lock up a pinning combi- nation on his opponent. Jason went on to win his match by a pin late in the third period. His wing contributed greatly to the final meet score. SPORTS m Scoring Points ' " , Impatient. Junior Jeff Draime proves that being mentally prepared for a match pays off. After concentrat- f _J ing on his next match. Draime went on VAKSITY WRESTLiriQ to beat his VIcksburg opponent with a pin. Opponent Score Buchanan 15-56 fl Allegan 39-30 B r South Haven 33-38 , | K Otsego 15-49 H River Valley 49-24 . D H Brandywine 48-29 ERSH Quil Lake 21-49 i ' I Hfr Sturgis 6-62 w l Comstock 41-33 Plainwell 53-24 " - Jii - ai m VIcksburg 15-56 BS IKt M Constantlne 44-30 ¥ J Ip |_ V J 1 1 " ' I ' ' Varsity Wrestling. Row one; Jason Hutchins, John Kintz, Allen Darllson. Ring, StaceyStockdale, Richie Crosby, Back row: Jeff Jones. Aaron Cullifer, Joe Probst. Row two: Jeff Wilson, Russ Mike King, John Pollard. Sweating it out. Moments before his match, Senior JefT Jones psychs him- self up. Jones finds it helpful to get himself mentally prepared ' for each match. Jeff, a 165 pound wrestler, ended the season with a 13-6 record. Within my grasp. First year wrestler John Withers prepares for his match against Constantlne. He went on to win the match with a 9-3 decision. The individual victor) helped inspire the Cats to a meet victory with the Fal- cons. VARSITY WRESTLinQ 131 ebuild — Young team pliPIMi stuns Plainwell — The 1986 tennis season was marked with dis- appointment and re- building. It was disappointing in that the Cats were tied for 3rd place going into the con- ference tournament, but fin- ished fifth in the tourney giving them a fifth place overall finish in the conference. The team was young, but they gained valuable experience. The Wildcat netters had a 4-3 Conference record, high- lighted by their surprise win over Plainwell. Tt would have been nice to have been a little better, but we always tried hard and had fun, " said junior Jim Tucker. next year the team will only lose two seniors, Ron Boehm and Matt Krawczak. Returning will be number one singles player Jim Tucker, number two singles player Jason Lehman, and number four singles player Joe Tucker. Also returning will be number one doubles player Tom Mag- erty, number two doubles players Pat Hagerty and Tony Qalinet, and number three singles players Jamie Clark and Rod Clay. Senior Ed Tier- ney helped out greatly in his many substitute roles, he will be missed next year, also. " Ed really came through for us when we needed him, " com- mented Ron Boehm. The regionals were tough on the Wildcat team losing the eventual winner in the second round. Standouts in the re- gionals were the second and ;1 third doubles team who made it to the finals. Overall the season had its ups and downs. As junior Tom Hagerty put it. There ' s always next year. ' Don ' t take it so seriously. Junior Jim Tucker and senior Matt Krawczak congratulate each other after making It through another tough practice. Follow through. Freshman Rodd Clay charges to the net while his doubles partner takes a break from the action. 132 SPORTS Scoring Points , v MENS TEMNIS Opponent Score Buchanan 6-1 Sturgis 0-7 South Haven 6-1 Parchment 7-0 Otsego 7-0 Allegan 2-5 Quil Lake 0-7 Kal. Christian 5-2 Plainwell 5-2 Comstock 2-5 Vicksburg 4-3 Coldwater 5-2 Long wait. Junior Tom tiagerty waits for his doubles partner Matt Krawczak to serve. Varsity Tennis. Rovi one: Kris Bird, Rod Clay, Ryan Roberts, Matt Kravi c- zak Arnold Park Ross Clay Robbie Schauer I ony Dombrowski Row two: Mark Clark, Dan Handy, Rob DuFour, Mike Rodgers, Jamie Clark, Ed Tier- ney. Row three: Joe Myers, Chad Coney, Tony Qalinet, Jim Tucker, Ron Boehm, Coach Hal Stofer. Foot fault. Sophomore Mike Rod- tots of fun. Senior Ron Boehm and gers works on his serve before a match sophomore Jamie Clark make the against QuIl Lake. most out of practice on a dreary day. MEN ' S TEnnis 133 ' M net gain TR netters improve record and move up a notch in conf. Number one singles. What every player strives for. Yet only one person on a team may achieve this goal. Usually the position of number one singles is not held by a freshman, but this year the honor was be- stowed upon Jimena Tobon. " It was a lot of responsibility to bestow on just a freshman but she improved and grew as the season went along. She did really well, " said Coach Diane Konwinski. Going into the season, the team was optimistic about the future. There was a lot of inexperience on the court, with only three seniors on the team. But the enthusiasm of the players made up for their lack of experience. Senior cap- tain Becki Handy said, " I was really glad to be a part of the team this year. Everyone was very supportive and they made the season a lot of fun. " Throughout the season, there were many memorable moments. Senior Joanna Mas- nari, recipient of the Dorothy Cordolla Sportsmanship Award, recalls the time when she was playing against South Haven. She moved from her position at third doubles up to number two with Becki Handy. Their win was the deciding factor for the team ' s win of the match. There was also the time at the Sturgis Tourna- ments when the temperature reached a boiling 98 degrees. Many p layers had to drop out of playing because of the re- cord-breaking weather. Overall, the team ' s record was 8-5, and they placed third in the Wolverine Conference after making a suprising come- back in the Conference tourna- ments. This was also an improvement over last season when the team placed fourth in the Conference. Cross court. Senior Chris Yearling returns her opponents serve with a bacVihand smash. Chris was a four year varsity player and was fourth singles her senior year. 134 i l WhooshI Senior Becki Handy pre- pares to return a serve with her strong forehand. Becki, in her first season playing tennis, was elected by her fellow teammates to be the captain for the season. Handy finished the season with partner Lori Pierce. m: : SPORTS X " . Scoring Points f N WOMEN ' S TEMNIS Opponent Score Allegan 3-4 Sturgis Invitational 8th South Haven 5-2 Hackett 5-2 Sturgis 0-7 Oull Lake 1-6 Bronson 5-2 Comstock 7-0 Plainwell 2-5 Vicksburg 5-2 St. Joseph 1-6 Otsego 5-2 Wolverine Conf. Tournament 3rd Paw Paw 6-1 Bronson 4-3 Top form. At third singles, junior Helen Lee works hard to perfect her forehand topspin and her baseline passing shot. Lee is a second year member of the varsity squad. Varsity tennis. Row one; L. Pierce, S. Roberts, J. Walker, H. Lee, J. Tobon, J. Rentfrow. Row two: T. Tierney, K. Taffee, L. Trattles, S. Britton, J. Scott, D. Rentfrow. Back Row: J. Masnari, C. Yearling, S. Coop, J. Talmage, B. Handy, J. Masnari, Coach D. Konwin- ski Competitive confidence. Senior Joanna Masnari concentrates on plac- ing the winning shot against her Bull- dog opponents at Vicksburg. The Cats went on to trounce the Vicksburg netters five sets to two. Cold weather made the game a tough one. Serve it up. Junior Helen Lee takes a few moments to practice her service just before her match against the Comstock Colts. All of the members of the Three Rivers squad were victorious as the swept they match 7-0. WOMEri ' S TEnrilS 135 Arsenals — TR soccer team makes big improvement in off season — That title may not have been familiar to many, but to the 1985 86 men ' s soccer team, it meant- being one of the best. Many were dedicated enough to carry on their season throughout the winter to prove what they were made of. During the off season, many varsity players participated in a Winter Indoor Soccer program at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds. They were undefeated for ten straight games and finished off their uinter season with a 16-6- 1 record. For those feats, they were tagged with the name " The Arsenals. " The socer team even had their moment of glory when they played a pre-game match before a Kalamazoo Kangaroos soccer game at Wings Stadium. Although the varsity soccer team ' s winter season was a good one, their preceeding fall season didn ' t quite compare. With a 1-15-3 record, it was evident that many of the players didn ' t have the experience it took to make it a winning season. Returning letterman Keith John- son said, " Our forward line was too weak and inexperienced be- cause of the many games that were lost by just one point. " Despite the many losses, the varsity soccer team ' s games were anything but boring. A close game against Hastings provided for some excitement. The Wildcats were ahead 1 to for the greater part of the game, until Hastings came back with five minutes to go and scored, tying the game at 1 to 1. Unfortunately, it stayed that way wdth both teams failing to score in overtime. The team ' s final game was a heart breaker. In the first round of the tournaments against Mattaw- an, missing a penalty shot with only two minutes left cost them the game. The season may not have been the greatest, but valuable experi- ence and knowledge of the game was gained in hopes for a wanning season next year. 136 SPORTS All smiles. Senior Jean Fouquet, foreign exchange student from France, enjoys playing soccer for Three Rivers. Jean had a very suc- cessful season and played at a forward position for the ' Cats. HafUme. Members of the Three Rivers soccer team take time to rest and regain their endurance. They also plan their strategy with coach John Crawford for the second half of the game against the Flainwell Trojans. % m Scoring Points " — I!!l___ MEMS VARSITY SOCCER Opponent score Buchanan 1-5 Gull Lake 0-7 Paw Paw 5-6 Harper Creek Lakeshore 4-0 2-5 St. Joseph Plainwell 0-3 1-6 Sturgis Parchment 2-3 0-6 Comstock 0-9 Lakeview 1-1 Hastings Buchanan 1-1 4-6 Sturgis Concord 1-5 1-4 Plainwell 0-12 Mattawan 2-3 Gull Lake 1-5 Parchment 0-6 Good technique. Senior David Martin shows perfect form as he kicks the ball down the field to set up a play with his teammates. Varsity soccer. Row one: Jean Fou- quet, Gavin Crawford, Craig Gearhart, Scott Carpenter Tony Dombrowski Andy Feller Tony Hooley Row two Coach John Crawford, Gustavo Due- nas, Scott Roderick, Tim Staffen, Keith Johnson Jacob Mordentoft, Bryan Bottgcr David Martin, Dale Large. Out of bounds. Freshman Jeff Chris- man tosses the game ball back in bounds to return the ball back into normal play JelT plavcd center hallback and earned a starting posi- tion his first year on the team Which way do I go? Found drib- bling among his opponents, fresh- man Bryan Botttger prepares to take the ball down the field to attempt to score on the opposing team s goal. Bottger was totally awesome as a freshman. MEM ' S SOCCER 137 spects nproving — Soccer program on the upswing — The future seemed bright for the women ' s soccer team. In it ' s second year of league compe- tition, they were definitely opti- mistic. But with only Amy O ' Dell, Joy Rifenburg and Lori Armstrong as returning letter- men, the first win was difficult. " The team became very fnjstrated after playing the first three games without scoring, " said senior Joy Rifenberg. " We were beginning to think that it was another season of losing, but coach Wicl er kept us go- ing. Me egged us on, " she continued. For Coach Tony Wicker, a defensive standout for the Ka- lamazoo Roo ' s Soccer Team, the first three games were a challenge. By bringing up freshmen standouts Anne Whitford, June Feller, and An- nette Probst, Wicker was able to put together a hard-work- ing, aggressive team. But after the tie against Parchment, the team was on a roll. They followed the tie with seven straight wins. " After the win, we became more aggres- sive, and played more as a team, " said sophomore halfback Janet Larkins. " The game gave us the confi- dence we needed to stand up against tougher competition, " said Joy Rifenberg. Part of the philosophy of Coach Wicker involved playing everyone. " A strong point of the game is experience, and you can ' t gain experience sit- ting on the bench, " he said. " The team ' s success comes from the all-around enthusi- asm, team unity, and intensi- ty, " he explained. The team finished the sea- son with a 5-0 loss in second round of District play against a strong Gull Lake team. Gull Lake captured second place in the Southwest Michigan Soc- cer League. Push and shove. Sophomore Mi- chelle Mohney roughs her way through her opponents to get in position for the pass from her fellow players. Michelle was the Cats ' co- captain in her second year at the varsity level. not all fun and games. The girls ' soccer team takes a few warm up push- ups before there game against the Ot- sego Bulldogs. The push-ups later paid off as the Wildcats won by outscoring the Bulldogs with a score of 4-2. 138 SPORTS Scoring Points i f WOMEN S SOCCER Opponent Score Portage Central 0-11 Plainwell 0-9 Parchment 0-3 Parchment 1-1 Lakeview 4-3 Hackett 1-0 Otsego 4-1 Mattawan 3-2 Kalamazoo Christian 4-2 Paw Paw 4-1 Lakeview 0-1 Gull Lake 0-5 Portage northern 1-4 Short rest. Sophomore Janet Lar- kins takes a break from defensive play as her teammates on offense works to score a goal. Varsity Soccer. Row one; Joy Rifen- berg, Andrea Feller, Julie Keilau, Jan- et Walker, Julie Eaton, Janet Larkins, Jill Rifenberg, Michelle Mohney, Mi- chelle Waite. Back row: Assistant coach Karen Armstrong, Amy O ' Dell, Annette Probst, Lori Armstrong, Con- nie Meyer, Jennifer Rinz, Sue Hall, Anne Whitford, Lisa Armstrong, Chris- ta Robinson, Coach Tony Wicker. Deep thought. Senior Joy Rifenberg pauses for a brief moment as she carefully plans out how she is going to take the ball down the field and maneuver the ball around her oppo- nent. Backing up their team. Being a part of a team means not only participating on the field, but off. These women s soccer team members show their support by cheering on their team- mates. WOMEn ' S SOCCER 139 Time Cats capture Conference title for third straiglit year Running on a brand new all weather track, the Men ' s Track Team dominated the Wolverine Con- ference for the third year in a row. With old records falling left and right, the conference offered few teams that could give the Cats a real challenge. However, when the undefeat- ed Cats matched up with the undefeated Plainwell Trojans in the closest meet of the year, the tracksters came through breaking records and upset- ting well needed personal best. After breaking three field records and one school re- cord, junior Mike White com- mented, Tt really felt great breaking the records when we needed the points for the meet. " Track has been a great suc- cess for the seniors on the team. Runners-up their fresh- man year and then going on to three straight Conference Championships, the seniors compiled a 33-2 overall duel meet record. The seniors also won three out of four regionals including this year ' s. Led by senior Jeff Johnson and junior Mike White, the Cats sent seven members of the team to State. Jeff and Mike both received four firsts-qualifying for State in all of their events. A lot of hard work and fun has proven to be the key to success for the Cats in the past three years. Hopefully it will also be the key to future suc- cesses. Commented senior Dave Lewis, " 1 hope they can do it again next year. " Get down! Senior Joe Cooper jumps a distance of 20 feet five inches and receives ten points for style. Cooper qualified for State in the 400 relay. Smooth as silk. Junior Mike White hurdled his way into the record book breaking both field and school rec- ords in the high and low hurdles. 140 SPORTS Scoring Points MEMS TRACK Opponent Score Buchanan 101-36 Allegan 86-51 South Haven 831 2-531A Otsego 75-62 Gull Lake 88-49 Comstock IOI1 2-351A Plalnwell 74-63 VIcksburg 90-47 Up and over. Junior Mark Ruggles clears 10 1 2 feet with ease on his first attempt. Me later cleared 12 feet making it his personal best. Varsity Men ' s Track. Row one: A. Roadax, J. Kintz, D. Haigh, S. Wleden- beck, R. Wagner, C. Cutler, n. Marietti, M. Ertman, D. Bloom, M. French. Row two: P. Valentine, D. Clutter, A. Clipfell, C. Meadows, D. Larson, Q. Westfall, J. Andert, J. Krause, J. Morton, A. Feller, J. Reese, B. Wheeler, L. Ballard. Row three: A. Dickerson, E. Egler, J. Parr, D. Lewis, J. Veronie, D. Williams, D. Large, D. Wheat, J. Fitzgerald, J. Turner, T. Lausee. Row four: Coach Fred Burnett, J. Cooper, M. Smith, J. Johnson, M. White, M. Ruggles, K. Butler, C. Durren, D. Campbell, M. Borst, C. Barth, Assistant Coach John Johnsonbaugh. Warming up. Senior Chad Durren prepares to throw the disk in another Wildcat dual meet victory. Durren quali- fied for State in the shot put. no trespassing. Junior Dave Campbell wants no disturbances while he prepares to put the shot. Campbell found the shot to be his best event. MEN ' S TRACK 141 Over After three straight titles the Cats take off a year to rebuild- The women ' s track team had a disappoint- ing season in compari- son to their three previous conference titles. With this years poor turnout, strong individual efforts just weren ' t enough. This was a rebuilding year for the Cats after losing many of their key seniors. With a losing record of 4-6, the season had many ups and downs. The team ' s biggest win came over the Comstock Colts with a decisive 76-52 victory. T was pleased with their per- formance as a team. We ' re tough to beat when we really have it all together, " com- mented Coach Steve Freese. Juniors Viola Taylor and Deann Appoloni and freshman Shelley Dane were among the top performers of the team. Viola Taylor was the team ' s leading scorer while Deann Appoloni and Shelley Dane were the only members who qualified for State. Comment- ed Deann Appoloni, Tor her first year out Shelley is a strong runner, with three years left who knows what she is capable of accomplishing. " Beth Qleason will be the only senior graduating from this year ' s team, with a larger turnout and the return of some experienced runners, expecta- tions for next year ' s team are high. " With almost the whole team returning next year we should have a good chance at winning conference if every- thing falls into place, " said junior Viola Taylor. Movin ' out! Junior Deann Appoloni sets her sights on the opponent after receiving the baton from sophomore Brenda Winchel. : - HOME II Watch your step, freshman Tracy Harden appears to be smiling as she clears a hurdle in route to a victory. 142 SPORTS i f Scoring Points WOMEN S TRACK Opponent Sturgis Constantine Buchanan Allegan South Haven Otsego Qui! Lake Comstock Plalnwell Vicksburg Kick it inl After completing 1 of her 2 laps, senior Beth Qleason makes her move against a Buchanan runner on her final lap. Varsity Womens Track. Row one: Terra Clemmons. Sterlyn White, Gina Foghino, Sandy Roberts, Kristina Thompson. Dana Rentfrow, Brenda WInchel. Row two: Julie Meloche, Hawley, Cheryl Mesick, Hope Ruggles. Row three: Assistant Coach Russ Can- non, manager Joanna Masnari, Heath- er Olson, Viola Taylor, Deann . ppo- loni, Barb Duff, Deb Copsey, Nyoka Shelley Dane, Marrey Cannon, Peggy Johnson, Coach Steve Freese. Giving her all. Top point scorer on Pump those arms. Running on the the team, Viola Taylor, goes for one new all-weather track, sophomore more first place against the Comstock Heather Olson pushes to get to the Colts. finish line. WOMEN ' S TRACK 143 mmmk a T " ot irt e dark —Cats Seasons better than anticipated — V ■■ The home crowd ' s cheers were heard above the Trojan ' s chatter. The runners were on second and third and filled with excited anticipation. With one down, Lisa Crespo headed toward the batters box with one thing in mind - do not leave them stranded. Then it happened, a long drive into right center field. One run.... Two runs.... and the bench went wild. Lisa ' s stand-up tri- ple had driven in what proved to be the winning run in Three Rivers first game against Plain- well. The elated Cats went on the winning track to take the second game by a whopping score of 14-2. The second game sweep over Plainwell marked an im- portant step in rekindling the winning spirits of this years ' Womens Varsity Softball team. Their exhibition and early con- ference season recorded some tough losses and let many ' should-have-beens " slip away. With six returning Varsity letter-winners, four of whom were seniors, the Wildcats had a considerable amount of ex- perience and leadership. The other five team members added talent and depth. With only eleven players, everyone had to work together as a team, in the end the team even brought up some extra players to fill vacant spots. Tn the end of the year the players that were playing all the time finally got accustomed to the way the other players played so the team was a lot better, " said Coach Zonyk. With all of the young players on the team the future of the Softball squad next year is bright! Showing the proper form. In pre- game warm-up, senior Becki Handy takes a few practice swings to loosen up for the conference game against the Plainwell Trojans. 144 K H A, Coming down. Senior Michelle Haines takes her position on the bag to take the throw from sophomore catcher Lisa Bassinger to catch the Comstock runner stealing. X SPORTS Scoring Points " f VARSITY SOFTBALL Opponent Score Centreville Q-ll Constantine 13-10 Loy riorrix 0-16, 0-11 Coldwater 8-11 Paw Paw 16-2 Constantine 10-14 Sturgis 0-10 Mendon 6-4 South Haven 1-11, 3-13 Otsego 2-19, 3-13 Sturgis 10-9 Gull Lake 0-10, 4-15 Comstock 7-5, 6-11 Plainwell 3-2, 14-2 Vicksburg 2-3, 4-10 Allegan 3-13, 1-2 Sturgis 1-7 You ' re ouf Junior Tracy Tail winds up, hurls the third strike past the Comstock batter, and gets the Cats out of the inning with a runner strand- ed on first. Varsity Softball. I endy Harman, Chris Borst, Dawn Tank, Kim Bolinger. Row two; Tracy Tait, Becki Handy, Jennifer Martman, Michelle Haines. Row three: Lisa Crespo, Michele Ha- geman, Lisa Bassinger, Emily Qran- zotto. I What a selection. Sophomore Lisa Crespo chooses her bat before she steps into the on-deck circle. She was one of the power house batters for the Cats. Crespo came through in the first game against Plainwell with the game winning triple. In the box. Senior second baseman Chris Borst steps up to the plate vith a determined look on her face. She went two for three in the game against the Comstock Colts. Chris was the lead-off batter for the Cats this year because of her ability to get on base. VARSITY SOrXBALL 145 B m Chill Weather plays a role - in spring sports Besides playing against a tough conference schedule, the JV base- ball and Softball teams had to face poor weather. Six of the Cats games were cancelled due to the unseasonable cold and rain. The baseball team was coa- ched by Frank Velasquez, Sr. Me felt that the one word that best personified this year ' s team was dedication. " We not only faced tough opponents, but also harsh weather to go along with it, ' he said. The starting pitcher was Frank Velasquez, Jr., and the relief pitching was provided by Todd Grimm. Both guys had to work extra hard as the weather played a major toll on the young Cats as they weren ' t able to practice and perfect their skills. " We were a hard working team, and we always had the desire to win, " said team members Dan Dopp and Chad Cottin gham. ' We also had a lot of team support from the bench and their field, " they added. For the JV girls it was much the same story. " Most of the girls were inexperienced, but each girl had a lot of poten- tial, ' said coach Dan Ryan. " All of the girls had positive attitudes and never gave up hope. ' The team never won a game but they were always hard- working and dedicated. One game stood out from the rest was the game against South Haven. The girls were down 10- in the sixth inning and by the end of the inning were tied. Unfortunately for the Cats, the Rams managd a win despite the great come back by the Wildcats. Despite the rough weather and the fact that several JV ' s were moved up to the Varsity level to fill vacancies, the teams remained psyched for the upcoming season. You can do it. Throwing the pitch past the batter to end the inning against the Allegan Tigers is sopho- more Laura Edwards. There it goes! Sophomore Gary Rip it. Talking a few practice swings I ' ve got iti Outfielder sophomore Martin watches the ball go to left field before the South Haven game is Chrysee Bottger is in position to catch for a single against the Sturgis Tro- sophomore Gary Martin. Martin is a fly ball and makes a throw to second jans. backed by sophomore Dan Dopp. base to cut down the Comstock run- 146 SPORTS Scoring Points " --- " f - - ' - __ f J JV SOrTBALL JV BASEBALL Opponent Score Opponent Score Constantine 1918 Constantine 15-0 Loy Morrix Loy riorrix Coldvi ater 8-6 20-7 15-14 Loy Morrix Loy Morrix Coldwater 6-4 7-6 8-3 Paw Paw 14-5 Paw Paw 3-2 Paw Paw South Haven Otsego Otsego 12-4 14-12 30-5 22-15 South Haven Otsego Otsego Comstock 7-3 8-5 2-3 2-1 Comstock 15-0 Comstock 6-11 Comstock 31-8 Plainwell 5-9 Plainwell 21-8 Plainwell 7-13 Plainwell Vicksburg 33-19 12-1 Vicksburg Vicksburg 4-3 0-4 Junior varsity Softball. Row one: Haines, Beth Batdorf, Laurie Rentfrow, Tammy Whitten, Angle Steinman, Laura Edwards, Courtney Vagner, Beth Carlisi, Chrysee Bottger, Bridget Tammy Jansen, Diana Dickerson. Titus, Janice Miller. Back row: Kim Junior varsity baseball. Row one: Don Appoloni, Frank Valesquez, Ryan Beckwith, Danny Qould, David Hart- man, Jason McFarland, Mike Weiss, Greg Booth. Back row: Coach Frank Velasquez, Sr., Dan Dopp, Todd Grimm, Todd Gooding, Ken Handy, Brian Kinney, Chad Cottingham, Gary Martin, Brad Jones. JV SOFTBALL BASEBALL 147 bbing gold —Wildcats beat the Trojans in TR invitational— Anew twist. That is what made the Varsity Baseball team differ- ent from all others. This new twist was acheived by the addition of Mr. Ralph Woods as head coach. Mr. Woods brought with him many new and experimental ideas, some of which were recieved with approval from the team, and others which were not. This included such things as prac- tices at 6:30 in the morning and practiced directly before a game. There were also the usual practices every day after school from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. It seemed as if all the team was doing was practicing, practic- ing, practicing. Then the actual games be- gan. The attitude that the players had towards the actual playing of the game was a key factor in their wins. The players were not quitters and the many extra innings that the games went into proved this. ' 1 believe we had a win- ning attitude that held us to- gether through the season, even though our numbers did gradually decrease, " said sophomore Steve Bidleman. Part of Mr. Woods ' philoso- phy of baseball was to play many of the younger players. Among these were sopho- mores Scott Dobrowolski and Scott Muffley. They both were starters their first year playing varsity baseball. One of the most important games of the 1986 season was against the Flainwell Trojans. Plainwell was in a position to clinch the Wolverine Confer- ence title when the Three Rivers Wildcats swept two games of a double header from them. This put the Wild- cats in an excellent position to advance their standings in the fc- Conference. Senior Dale Young summed up the season by saying, " Over all it was a productive season. I ' ll miss it once I graduate. ' Practice makes perfect. Junior Eric Burnson takes a few practice throws before he tal es the mound against the Comstocl Colts. Burnson pitched 6 innings for the Cats to lead them to a victory in ten innings of play. Fast forward. The ball may appear to be behind junior Jim Roberts, but the eager expression on his face indicates that what is really happening is a fast ball pitched directly across the strike zone. Roberts was well known for his change-up and curve ball. 148 SPORTS Scoring Points VARSITY BASEBALL Opponent Centreville Constantine Loy Morrix Coldwater Paw Paw Hackett Sturgis South Haven Otsego Sturgis Gull Lake Comstock Plainwell Vicksburg Allegan Vicksburg Checking the signs. Coach Ralph Woods gives the sign to steal to sophomore Scott Dobrowolskl. Dob- rowolski received the sign after an attempted pickoff play at first base. Varsity baseball. Row one: Mitch Sussdorf, Jon Krause, Scott Muffley, Tim Stockdale, Steve Bidleman, Randy Williams. Row two; Dave Martin, Mike Wagner, Dan Hornblower, Dale Young, Rob Laverdure. Back row: Bob Larkins, Eric Burnson, John Withers, Scott Sayer, Jim Roberts. Missing from picture: Coach Ralph Woods. On deck. Senior centerfielder David Martin loosens up in the on-deck circle before the game against Gull Lake. Martin, who had a Wolverine Confer- ence batting average of .250, batted at the number six position in the Cats lineup. Anxiously awaiting. Members of the Cats baseball team look on in support, as a Three Rivers batter steps up to the plate. The Cats hitting proved to be their nemesis as they finished just below the middle of the pack in the Conference. VARSITY BASEBALL 149 armony — Rhythm is the name of the game — They only had a short time to do it and this mission would consist of hard work that would soon pay off. The 1985-86 drill team worked all summer long and throughout the year. They held bake sales, car washes, and dances to raise money for new uniforms for the basket- ball season. The drill team worked hard at their activities to raise their money which was needed and in the end it really paid off. T think they really looked sharp, " said Dorcus Taylor. The 1985 summer for the drill team proved to be one of the best. They went to camp at Bethel College in Indiana and the team brought back four trophies. They won the most improved trophy, most conge- nial award, they placed third in the kick line competition, and fourth in the speed learning competition. " We really had a great time at camp, we met new people, learned new rout- ines, and 1 won the Miss Con- geniality award. " added senior Vercysia Whitten. The drill team performed at almost every home basketball game this year and did many routines for all other specta- tors for halftime entertain- ment. " 1 really had a great time being a member of the drill team and hope that people enjoyed us, 1 also wish that I could come back next year, ' said senior captain Greta Gain- er. " 1 really appreciated the way Mrs. Muffley was open for ideas and she always tried to think of our feelings, " added Mope Ruggles, who was voted Miss Congeniality for the squad. Although the 1985-86 drill team season has ended, there are visions of members in the air. Tryouts began in May and plans for the next year ' s sea- son began. Waiting anxiously. Dorcus Taylor anticipates half time at a home game at the middle school, so that she can perform. Look momi I can dance. Denita Samuels, Greta Gainer, Cheryl Parker, Shonta Washington and Lisa Samuels do a super performance on their routine in front of the student body during an assembly. 150 SPORTS ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ a Total concentration. Cheryl Parker, Greta Gainer, Denita Samuels and Versycia Whitten are dancing during an assembly. 0 7 yea j Versycia Whitten is reall jamming into the beat of the music during a spectacular Kjthmctte rou- tine during a school pep assembly. DRILL TEAM 151 CLUBS CyhZC4 Zt NHS 154-155 A new Twist DECA 158-159 Atlanta-bound Student Council 162-163 Homecoming Plans Camera Club 170-171 Flashbacks Yearbook 172-173 Deadline Doldrums 152 DIVIDER The Worst Fundraiser was... As we all know, being a member of a club isn ' t all fun and games. Every year some- one came up with a fool-proof fundraiser that always seemed to flop. The national Honor So- ciety ' s paper drive because of the bad weather. " -Senior Joy Rifenberg " Muscular Dystropy Dance Marathon, sponsored by the Student Council. " -Junior Ar- nold Park " Selling candy bars for 4-H Buckaroos. " -Freshman Lori Benson " Selling raffle tickets for DECA. " -Senior Mary Hawley " Teeter-tottering for Stu- Enjoying the honor. Junior Sarah Tanner is escorted to the stage by Senior member Ed Tierney. Tanner was notified of her membership one day in advance. dent Council from 4-6 in the morning. " " -Senior Kathy Clay " Dog wash for the Presbyte- rian chuch 2 years ago. " " -Senior Lori Armstrong " Purple Pride bake sale, no members brought in any food for us to sell. ' " -Sophomore Stephanie Scott " In French Club we made a lot of tags for foreign language week, but nobody bought them. ' " -Junior JefiFra Reusink " Last years ' Jog-A-Thon for the yearbook, 1 couldn ' t bring myself to run very many laps. " - Senior Robyn Qrubbs " PiHS paper drive. " -Senior Mike McCally e cream of the CROP On December 16, the hopes and dreams of every educational oriented student came true for a specially select- ed few. The Cecil DeLong chapter of the National Honor Society inducted its new members. The ceremony took place in the high school cafetorium where induc- tees, previously selected, were intro- duced and then sat among the ranks of the permanent members. The naming of the new members took place not only in front of the student body but the whole community via WLKM radio. Although the require- ments for students remained the same, the selection process was altered. In- stead of the permanent members tap- ping their inductees on the shoulder during the ceremony, they were notified prior to the proceedings. The theme of the ceremony was " An Old Fashioned Christmas, " the stage was beautifully set, the candles lit, and the members formally dressed. After being inducted, the PIMS mem- bers participated in the annual trip to the Pathfinder Center. " The trip was enjoyable to both the MHS members and the Pathfinder students, " said Becki Handy, honor member. Helping out. Senior Ed Tiemey asks for assistance from new inductees Kathy Clay with his flower before the ceremony. Fifty-two member society incurs changes in the se lection process. 154 CLUBS Tight squeeze. Senior Chad Durren (Santa) spreads cheer everywhere at the Pathfinder Cen- ter. The time has come. Senior Joy Rifenberg and new inductee Michelle Martman prepare to light their candles symbolizing unity among members. Special People For several years the riational Honor Society has been going to the Pathfinder Center in Centreville to help the students celebrate Christ- mas. This is a time of joy and sadness for both groups. The time spent at Pathfinder was a touching experience that none of us w ever forget. " -Senior Mike McCally " Going to the Pathfinder Center left me with a good feeling of being able to share the Christmas spirit with someone else. " Senior Jennifer Hoffman ' I thought the students handled it extremely well and they were very sensitive and developed a good interaction with the students. They really showed their maturity. ' " -Advi- sor Wendy Bamum riHS Row one: Hyunsu Kim, Michelle Hartman, Joy Rifenberg, Marrey Cannon, Joannna Ma snari, Edward Tiemey, Sarah Tanner, John Kintz, Shan- non Roberts, Dale Large, Mancy Hubbard. Row two: Michelle Hagaman, Qreg Shutes, Stephanie Brooks, Mark Hagenbuch, Dale Young, Robyn Qrubbs, Jeffra Ruesink, Melinda Harmon, Michelle Haines, Maureen Baggot, Tim Slaffen, Cheryl Alford, Kathy rieidlinger, Judy Hoffine. Row three: David Campbell, Jennifer Hoffman, Jennifer Hart- man, Charles Tipton, Kathryn Clay, Mick Baker, Daniel Markum, Amy Kennedy, Amy O ' Dell, Shar- on Lutz, Lori Armstrong, Amold Park, Barbara Kleer, John Krull, Pam Ulrey, Helen Lee. Back Row: Jody Vandergeest, Michelle Meurer, William Sher- mack, Becki Handy, James Tucker, Pam DuTour, Chad Durren, Michelle Timmer, Mike McCally, Kelly Wise, Kristy Bales, Mark Ruggles. I HSISS mmmmmmm cream of the CROP For those of you who thrive on argument de- bate ' s the way to go. Debate, contrary to popular opinion, has its own unique qualities. It definitely does not go hand in hand with thbse other, boring subjects that go along with high school. In debate, there is always action. Locating a debater is never difficult. They are always the one, in class, who puts up a fight. Unless you are good at defending your point, you would be well advised to quit while your dignity is still in tact. With that point in mind it is not hard to believe the success of this year ' s Debaters. They argued well, winning many awards as well as establishing a credible, intimidating reputation. Some of the awards won were: fifth in the state for class B schools, second in the Wolverine Conference and third in the West Michigan Yearling League. This year ' s subject for the eight returning debaters was to ' Resolve if the Federal Government should establish a comprehensive national policy to pro- tect the quality of water in the United States. " This subject turned out to be a very rewarding project for the award winning team. With the returning talent and a few newcomers, the group managed to produce a v anning season and establish Three Rivers High School as a top debating school in the area. This book ' s for you. Sophomore Cari Kuratko finds time to take a break from her studies. 156 CLUBS hitting ttie boolis. Sophomore Lisa Crespo finds out that debating takes more than wit and words. FABULOUS 4 This year we had a group of Varsity Debaters who really worl ed well together. And be- cause of the great compatibility and hard work, they were able to come up with many personal victories, such as the CMU Ce- ramic Cup award. " This was our first tournament of the year. We were the only Three Rivers team to win this tournament, " said Jennifer Johnson. She also added that they ' re looking for- ward to a promising upcoming year. Debate. Row one; Michelle Neurer, Lori Arm- strong, Kathy Clay, Jennifer Johnson, Mr. Mol- lema. Row two: Heidi Christie, Michelle Morton, Tracy Tiemey, Lynn Trattles, Can Karatko. Row three: Julie Kruse, Emily Qranzotto, Bruce Deur, Stephanie Brooks, Lisa Crespo. Back row: Eric Bumson, Lisa Bassinger, Greg Trattles, Michelle Hageman, John McCully. DEBATE 157 i Rush Job. In a last ditch effort to finish his manual, senior Mitch Sussdorf is assisted by senior Tonya VVliite. Be sure with Shermack For the second year in a row. Three Rivers High School had a person representing the State of Michigan in a DECA State Office. Both times it was in the department of Treasury. In 1985, senior Rodney Wagner filled the position. How the honor will go to junior Bill Shermack after he won the elections at the state convention held in Dearborn, Michigan. This year the speech was much different than last years be- cause of Bill Shermack having a bad case of the nerves. When making his introduction he said " Welcome fel- low WECA members, " instead of DECA members. Even with this slight flaw, he was able to win the election. DECA Row one: Rodney Wagner, Tonya White, Wendy Williams, Mike White, Dennis Wilkie. Row two: James Tank, Mick Marietti, Cheryl Parker, Denita Samuels, Karen Lukeman, Advisor, Brenda Thurman, Cindy Rinz, Bill Shermack, Doug Lane. Back row: Tracy Tait, Leonard Steward, Joe Wiikins, Kenny Martin, Milch Sussdorf, Brian Ruth, Ron Boehm, Mike Marusek, Brad Shuck, and Jerry Benson. 158 CLUBS the cream of the DECA Club becomes first to receive top Regional recognition for second consecu- tive year. It all started on the campus of Western Michigan University. The enthu- siasm was in the air. Students from the Three Rivers High School had just completed their individual competitions and were anxiously awaiting the results. Would they become the Regional Final- ists in Distributive Education? Mad they actually studied hard enough to qualify for state competition in Dearbom,Michi- gan? After learning about retailing,doing sales demonstrations, going through numerous tests, and finally the competi- tion they hoped they had. Out of thirty students, 27 from Three Rivers qualified to go to Dearborn. The test and competi- tion seemed relatively simple because of all of the preparation the students went through all year long. The finalists that were chosen raised money by selling raffle tickets to help finance the bus and hotel rooms. At state the events were merely the same, the competition was harder, and the eventual winners fewer. Nine students from Three Rivers fligh School were chosen to represent the State of Michigan in the national competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Secrets. Seniors Qreg Street and Leonard steward discuss enthusiastically the prospects of going to the DECA State Competition. DECA 159 cream of the CROP Although the Three Rivers Art Department has never pro- duced the 1 ikes of a Picasso or Rembrandt, they still put out their share of masterpieces. For those who want a little more, there ' s the Art Club. The Art Club offers the art students more infor- mation, more time, and more activities to enrich their artistic abilities. They also discovered that the art club was not all work and no play when they went on a field trip to Windsor, Ontario. But besides having fun, the club allowed the members to show their own artistic qualities as well as enrich them. The club has no requirements and It is not exclusive to anyone. Students are free to join and start at their own artistic levels. ' The group is fun. 1 can work at my own pace and not fall behind. It also has done a lot to improve my skills, " replied junior club member Connie Meyer. Under the guidance of art instructor Mrs. Marcia Blackman the members have created many pieces of art that any one of us would or should be proud of. This has lead to scholarships being offered and careers being formed. Even though this school has never produced a world famous artist, there is no doubt that within the walls of TRHS, talent comes a dime a dozen. The best medicine. Senior Kris Hagerman enjoys a few laughs while she is being creative on a new painting. A mixture of fun and culture and a time to be creative. 160 CLUBS steady as she goes. Junior Connie Meyer begins to work diligently on her work in the Art Club. ' ' See for Yourself " This was part of the reason- ing behind the Three Rivers Art Club going to Windsor, Ontario to the art museum. This is one of the more impressive art mu- seums around. The world of art had many different ways to dis- play what is trying to be said in each piece. So one of the best ways to get the meaning about the works is to see it first hand. When asked why she took the art club members to an art muse- um, Mrs. Blackman replied. This was the best way for the students to see the different types of art and to understand the meaning behind each one. " In the end the trip was just as enjoyable as it was education- al and that made it all the more fun! ART CLUB IGl ' R ■Hii m Award winning smile. Senior class President Amy Kennedy receives ine 3 vard for " Spirit Time ' from Student Cc.-:-. ' P ' rc-sident Ed Tiemey. New Ideas The administration of TRHS felt that homecoming assemblies were too drawn out so the Student Coun- cil modified the homecoming races. Instead of various races to compete for court, the competition consisted of running the length of the basket- ball court with a football between the legs, plus there were various dress-u p days too. Students still found Homecoming a success when the Wildcats crushed Comstock on the football field and the chosen court shined just as bright as ever. student Council Row one: Ed Tiemey, Arnold Park, Michele Hagaman, Susan Hall, Mrs. Cheryl Reish, advisor. Row two; Jessica Balog, Steve Rodriguez, Hyunsu Kim, Becki Handy, Jennifer Johnson, Robyn Grubbs. Row three: Ross Clay, Laurie Fierce, Lisa Armstrong, Sherylnn White, JodyTimby, Cari Karatko, Andrea Feller. Row four; Tammy LIntemoot, Debbie Ruth, Dan Markum, Janet Larkins, Deann Appoloni, Chris McClain, Tim Leister, Rachelle Kent. Back row; Mr. Sam Daniels, advisor, Lon Letcher, Jules Reynolds, Bob Larkins, Mark Ruggles, Pam DuFour, Jim Tucker, Scott Muffley, Scott Edwards. 162 CLUBS JB ■ c the cream of the Leaders who repre- sent the student body The elections started in Aprii of 1985. The senators for Student Council were selected by the student body. Eight senators from each class and four officers were chosen each year. In coop- eration with Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Reish the members did various activities for the student body. Organizing football and basketball homecomings were their main priorities, but other activities such as dances, selling doughnuts, and com- puter dating questionnaires also re- quired much responsibility. Student Council is not only an enjoyable club to participate in but a learning experience that requires responsibility from all members. Getting ready. Student Council member Janet Larkins receives help from Junior Jeff Vedmore on hanging up banners for Football Homecoming. STUDEriT COUriCILl63 The French Club ' s year abounds with excitement. Parlezvous Francais? " Walking in to one of the French Club ' s meetings, you could ask this and immediately receive a response from anyone present. Yet speaking French was not the only thing that was accomplished in the French Club. Besides their monthly meetings, they gathered together to listen to guest speakers, have a Mardi Qras celebration, put on a play, and go on various trips. Kristy Thompson, a Three Rivers High School student on a foreign ex- change program in Belgium, came back to Three Rivers during 1985 Football Homecoming. She came into the French classes and discussed what life was like in Belgium. She said it was very difficult there because of the inability of her teachers to speak English. During the Mardi Qras celebration, the French Club went to the Community Center. Ther they sampled many differ- ent types of French food and got the feel of what a Mardi Qras would really be like. The officers of the 1985-1986 French C lub were President Jill Masnari, Vice- President Maureen Baggot, Secretaries Tammy Jansen and Diana Dickerson, and the Treasurer was Chris Martin. In the end the people in the club might not have been able to speak French very fluently, but the whole group had a lot of fun anyway, and that was just as important! A gathering. Junior Jeannie Bolinger and Sophomores Tammy Jansen, Kris Myers, and Cayce Wilcox gather around the organ to have a sing along. 164 CLUBS Tongue tied. Sophomore Tammy Jansen finds out that speaking French is not so easy. No Dirty Water When the time came for the members of the French Club to make their premiere presenta- tion of their play, " Tasd ' eau Sale Pour Madame la Comcierge, " the feelings were more of fear than of excitement. The play marked th e first performance for the club and members won- dered if a month of practice was enough. Starring in the play, whose title translated into English means " no More Dirty Water for the Apartment Manager, " were Stephanie Brooks, Dan Briggs, and Dennis Plothdruft. Although all lines of dia- logue were spoken in French, the students found learning their lines in French was not as diffi- cult as it sounded. " The dia- logue is harder to understand, " said Senior Stephanie Brooks, " but overall it is relatively easy. " French Club. Row one: Jody Timby, Jill Masnari, Maureen Baggot, Diana Dickerson, Tam- my Jansen, Chris Clipfell, Stephanie Brooks. Row two: Mrs. Stuckey, advisor, Cayce Wilcox, Miki McCally, Courtney Wagner, Michelle Bell, Maria Schrader, Lori Rentfrow, Chris Martin, Jennifer Rentfrow, Joni Richardson, Kathy Kratzer, Kris Hagerman, Lisa Vedmore, Sue Britton, Jennifer Johnson, Alison Stuckey. Back row: Beth Carli si, Sue Clutter, Tisha Swihart, Kris Myers, Joe Meyers, Dan Qould, Marcie Williams, Theresa Smith, Zabrina Rhoda, Frank Webb, Lon Letcher. FREMCH CLUB 165 Spirit shew. Fresiiffl: enjoys herself at a cane-; Pride. PRIDE Selling booster badges dur- ing lunch, making hall signs after school, and sponsoring dances were just a few of the activities that the Purple Pride sponsored. " To me Purple Pride is a way for me to show my spirit for the school. " - Purple Pride President Jennifer Johnson Purple Pride. Row one: Melody Shoemaker, Sherryl Mesick, Kim Haines, Chereese Holmes, Lisa Samuels, Annette Probst, Patty McCormick, Jennifer Letcher, Candi McCormick, Laura Ed- wards, Koran Fuller, Heather Qottschalk, Sue Hall. Back row; Bridgett Titus, Janice Miller, Stephanie Sommers, riicki Evans, Laura Wagner, nichole Whitehead, Stephanie Jackson, Christine Martin. 166 CLUBS .J. Purple Pride adds new twists to boost morale of the student body. As anyone who has ever played on a sports team could tell you, student support is really helpful in boosting your spir- its, especially before a big game. To give the students a chance to support the players, the Purple Pride club was estab- lished in 1973, with the present advisor being Ms. Korr. T really wanted to give the student body a fun club that would also help the morale of the athletes. It also gave me a chance to get close to a group of kids outside of the classroom. " This year ' s club was of good size, but as in all clubs there is just a handful of really active members that enjoy taking charge. And Purple Pride this year was no different. With President Jennifer Johnson, Fiick Baker, Micki Whitehead, Stephanie Sommers, and Chereese Holmes taking on most of the responsi- bilities. They make locker signs, these would be on various players lockers when they got to school on the morning of a game. " This really helped get us geared up for the game knowing some- one is supporting us, " said Varsity Basketball player Kristy Bales. This was a very successful year for Purple Pride. They came up with a lot of new ideas that will help them grow in the years to come. Homecoming that is. This sign is a perfect example of a fiall sign designed by Purple Pride members. PURPLE PRIDE 167 ream of the CROPi Adelante, Siempre, Adelante El Clrculo Espanol, " this is the proper name for the Three Rivers Spanish Club. It is for students who wish to further their toiowledge of the Spanish lan- guage. The club is largely made up of students who have either taken a Span- ish class before or are now presently enrolled in one. The club ' s enthusiasm is clearly defined by its motto, " Adelante, siempre Adelante, " which means " onward, al- ways onward. " The group ' s main pur- pose is to provide activities not always possible through classroom experi- ences. In order to finance the activities that were provided throughout the year, the group held several bake sales, dances and sometimes even sold Span- ish language buttons. The main event of the year is an annual occurance. The club takes a trip to the Spanish speaking area of Chica- go. Mere they visited a few shops, some restaurants and a Spanish school. The trip was an all day affair and was both enjoyable and educational for the mem- bers. The visit really does the kids good and it improves their pronuncia- tion as well as their understanding of the language, " said advisor Mr. Honeywell. This year ' s Spanish Club officers were: President Gustavo Duenas, an exchange student from Columbia, Vice- President Jimena Tobon, Secretary An- drea Feller, and Treasurer Joanna Mas- nari. A foreign get-together. Mercedes Prior, an exchange student from Spain, visits with Three Rivers exchange student Gustavo Duenas. 168 CLUBS Two to tango. Junior Chris Clipfell and Senior Tony Meioche attempt to dance the night away while at Mi Ranchito in Oshtemo. EXCHANGES The students in the Spanish Club got more than just the experiences they learned in the class. First of all the class had a foreign exchange student in the class throughout the year. But that was not all for this years club. Once the students went to a Mexican restaurant called Mi Ranchito in Oshetemo. When the students got there they were surprised to find another ex- change student. His name was Luis Cuevas and he was from Chile. While there, he played his guitar and talked with the stu- dents. He showed the students the different ways that words can be pronounced in different areas of the world. Later on during the year the Club was again visited by Luis Cuevas but this time he brought a friend with him. Spanish Club members. Cheryl Alford Jennifer An, nick Baker, Michelle Brothers, Mike Brothers, Deb Copsey, Cher ' l Dailey, Gustavo Duenas, Julie Eaton, Eric Egeler, Andrea Feller, Dan tiaigh, Peggy Hawley, Jodi Kahier, Amy Kennedy, Cathy Kennedy, Cindy Kennedy, Samantha King, Julie Kruse, Can Kuratko, Helen Lee, Carrie Marks, Joanna Masnari, Candi McCormick, Fatty McCormick, Tony Meioche, Annette Probst, Jennifer Rinz, Christa Robinson,Jill Sangalli, Lynn Trattles, Pam Ulrey. Pepper Walker, Dave Weed, Brenda Wenchel, Jimena Tobon, Tony Qraystone, Jen-y Chaffee, Chris Clipfell, Laura Elliott, ' Tracy harden, nancy Mubbard, Sherri Lutz, Vallie Mcnamee, Janice Miller. Char Patterson, Ron Patterson, Cindy Johnson, Jill Rifenberg, Joy Rifenberg, Sandy Shut- kas, natasha Snook, Rodney Wagner, Stephanie Scott, Melanie Deur, Racheile Wendzell. Cr)stal Meadows, Becki Boyd, Scott Edwards. SPAniSH 169 H MB iPiliPliliPMP Viorking hard. Senior =ke an important ne vsp L-j ' c iCr A ' orks hard to Experience Pays Off The members of the newspaper staff are well informed of what they are doing because of their experiences through many of the workshops at- tended. The advisor Mrs. Shelly Ryan and all of the staff members went to a workshop at Bowling Green University with the yearbook staff. Also they attended one at I otre Dame University later on in the year. But the biggest thing that helped the staff during the year was when they toured through the Three Rivers Commercial news paper. When asked why this was so helpful, senior Caryn Weindt replied, It showed us what the articles that we write have to go through just to be printed. " In the end all the time that was used to meet the deadlines was well worth it because of the amount of fun that they had. newspaper Staff. Front row: Advisor Mrs. Ryan, Jill Roggelien, Michele Brady, Caryn Weiandt, Wendy Wil- liams. Sharon Qearhart, Sarah Haning. Back row: Steve Weidenbeck, Rodney Wagner, Lon Letcher. 170 CLUBS ■ Getting the scoop on the happenings in Three Rivers i If a student, staff member, or any member of the community was curious about upcoming scinool events, activities, or the results of past activities, they didn ' t need to worry where to find the information. All they had to do was look in a Fridays edition of the Three Rivers Commercial, where they would find the TRHS newspaper, the " Cat ' s Meow. " This was the second year at TRHS for the newspaper and it ' s turned out to be quite a success, delighting as well as informing many families. Each week, staff members had to work at either interviewing, gathering information on the phone, typing, proofreading, picture taking, note taking, and putting their stories together to meet their deadline. This year the staff also put together the layouts for each issue. Putting the section in the Three Rivers Commercial was also a good way to inform parents as to what is going on at TRHS. From teachers to janitors, baseball to soccer, the paper featured it all. Even with the columns being filled with all this information, the staff still found a place in the paper that the students of the school could call their own. This was done through song dedi- cations and opinion polls. Break time. Taking time out of their work, seniors Car n Weiandt and Wendy Williams think about all the hard work they still have to put in to get the newspaper finished on time. riEWSPAPER STAFF 171 MHMaHMIIIili Deep in thought! . thinks sen ' ouslv slior i aitor Uristy Bales ■ c ' esdii ' ne. AWARD WINNING For the past five years, the Three Rivers yearbook staff has entered its yearbook in competi- tion. The year 1985 was no exception as the book. Mere ' s Looking At You, was entered in the competition judged by the Great Lakes Press Association. The book received the presti- gious Buckeye Award which is presented to books acheiving scores over 1000 points. 1985 was the first time that Three Rivers had received such a high honor. The yearbook staff follows suggested guidelines set up by both QLIPA and Columbia Uni- versity to help establish good fundamental journalism. Yearbook Staff. Row one: Dennis Wilkie, Mark Ruggles, Beth Qleason. Row two: Mrs. Wendy Bamum, Michelle Haines, Robyn Qrubbs, Jennifer Hoffman, Pam Dufour, Charles Tipton. Back row: Shelly Kramb, Dale Young, Kristy Bales, Aaron Meyer, Chris Yearling, Becki Handy. Missing: Kelly Wise and Mitch Sussdorf. 172 CLUBS am of the Un ique personalities, creative tii inking, hard work, and the dreaded deadline. As with every year for the past several, this year ' s yearbook staff w as exceptional. Howev- er, like all things that are successful, there are those grim mom- ents when tempers flare and patience was lost. During the week of dead- line, activity in Mrs. Bamum ' s room reached a frantic level. Everyone scurried around the room putting the finishing touches on copy, pictures and layouts in general. Saturday afternoon work sessions became second nature and staying after school a ritual. All this was necessary to produce a quality product and buyer ' s satisfaction. It even came down to spending the night at the school in order to meet the deadline. Some of this year ' s staff even at- tended a summer camp for yearbook personel. " The camp was very benefi- cial, we really learned a lot and it all payed off in the end, " said senior staff member Mitch Sussdorf. At an annual workshop sponsored by the Great Lakes Press Association there were several members of the Three Rivers staff present. The work- shop was held to promote excellence in journalism and it was enjoyed by all present. In the end, all the effort and sleep- less nights were well worth it because, like they say, you can ' t get something for nothing. What next? Senior staff members Aaron Meyer, Dale Young, Mitch Sussdorf and Dennis Wilkie get ready to participate as nerds in the dress up day for Homecoming. YEARBOOK STAFF 173 COMMUMITY C fv il- Community 176 Gobs of Jobs Community 178 Discovering Picasso Community 182 Breaking Legs Community 184 Crawling in the Corn Community 190 Camping Community 196 Cruisin ' 174 DIVIDER What would you like to see in Three Rivers Each year students talked (or dreamed) about the things that we didn ' t have in town and wished we did. With the planned changes for the city, hopes were even higher. " A YMCA because we need somewhere to go. " -Junior riyoka Johnson ' ! want a mall. " -Freshman Kim Haines " A football stadium. ' " - Freshman Tom Lausee ' A community pool. " " - Freshman Chris Carpenter " I want an amusement Changing Times. The city of Three Rivers begins the task of revitalizing the downtown area. With the help of the Downtown Develop- ment Authority, a city planner, and the down- town merchants. Three Rivers hopes to acheive a look compatible with our changing tiines. park. " " -Freshman Cathy Kennedy ' 1 would like a nice beach. " ' - Sophomore Brian Cheney ' A motor cross track. " - Freshman Cathy Kennedy " A dancing bar with videos, for us teenagers eighteen years old and younger. " -Senior Jenni- fer Hoffman " A public swimming pool. " " - Senior Dale Young " would like us to have more movie theaters. " -Senior Chris Yearling " 1 think we need a place to hang out like Arnolds in Happy Days. ' " -Freshman Lisa Vedmore K D FARM MARKET 10344 M-60 Jones Open 7 days 244-5936 All Those What did " Would you like paper or plastic? " and " May 1 take your order? " have in com- mon? Nothing much unless you were part of the 34% of high school students that worked during the summer in the community. The city of Three Rivers offered more jobs to high school students than most people thought. Some of these jobs were fast food employment, bagging groceries, working in a party store and so on. One of the students that worked during the summer was Brian Ruth, who was employed at Chicken Coop. When asked what do you spend the money that you make on, he replied " Most of my money goes to pay for my car and the little bit that is left over is used to have a good time! " The favorite part of working at Hoffman Street Grocery for Joe Wilkins was the meeting of all the people, tie said most of the people were really nice but you always got a bad one in the bunch occasionally. It also was a great way to meet giris! " There are many benefits to working at Hardings Market, " said Kenny Martin. But when asked what was the worst part about his job he replied that it was the weather. " You still carry out groceries even if the customer parked in the farthest parking spot and it was pouring down rain. " These were just some of the many good and bad things about jobs in the area. But in the long run the good things won out. And who couldn ' t have used some extra spending money to have a good time?!! Westland Shopping Center Three Rivers, Michigan 273-9515 Lester Northrop Certified Optician Manager The people who care for your eyes. ABC YOUR SCHOOL YEAR Always Buy Cameras Photo supplies from trained Camera People Knapp ' s Photo Supply Studio 32 North Main Street (279-9314) T.R. 176 COMMUrilTY 1685 Heimbach Rd. P. O. Box 190 Three Rivers, MI 49093 PH. 279-7421 Dr. Dan Frew Gare Motors Gearhart Body Shop JOE BELSHAW MOTOR SALES Michigan Ave. Three Rivers, MI 49093 PH. 273-8485 ? BOESCHENSTEIN BEa MOTOR SALES, INC. Dodge Trucks and Cars Dependable used cars 279-5195 1000 W. Michigan ADS 177 ■I PICASSO ' S Where -.-: people in Three Risers go CO become cre- ative? if you answered that ques- tion uith " The Carnegie Center for the Arts ' ■ you are correct. " The purpose of the center is to allow people to explore their known and unknown talents, " commented Marilyn Miholer, President of The Carnegie Center. Throughout the year the Car- negie Center offered a wide range of classes to both the young and the old. This included various activities such as photography, painting and ballet. The cost for the classes depended on whether or not they were a member of the center. At the beginning of the year the center had a drive to get more people of the community to be- come members. If a membership was purchased then the classes were offered at a considerably lower price, but if they were non- members, the cost was slightly higher. During the month of March, the Carnegie Center held an all county exhibit. This show consist- ed of two pieces of art from each grade level from each school in St. Joseph County. So whether it was an old talent, a new talent waiting to be explored, or a talent to be shown off. The Carneige Center for the Arts was the place where it all could be found. WATERBEDS WHOLESALE OUTLET We Build The Beds ' Buy Direct From The Manufacturer SAVE • CUSTOM BUILT TO YOUR DESIRE • STAin COLOR MATCMIMQ • SOLID WOOD - no PAriELIMQ • WATER CONDITIONERS ACCESSORIES • DELIVERY SET UP AVAILABLE RENT TO OWN • AH Styles Available Mon - Sat (9 - 6) Sun (12 - 5, Winter Only) 273-8821 12 Pi. MAin - THREE RIVERS Neff s Flowers and Gifts 104 E. Prutzman, Three Rivers, Ml 49093 (616) 273-1875 Owned and Operated by 5 Generations of Our ramily Carrying the class of 1985 flower is Jennifer Hoffman employed by Neff ' s Since 1951 Neff ' s Flower Shop has given over 6400 complimentary class flowers to graduating seniors on Commencement Night 178 COMMUniTY H V American Bank THE AMERICAN BANK OF THREE RIVERS, N. A. Member F.D.I.C. WHEAT DODY SHOP 52946 U.S. 131 Three Rivers, Mi Ph: 279-7436 Standing in front of their parents business is Anita and Richie Wheat. ADS 179 m B " ■ rivate atonal. Tni edtlqationd ana e lit ii qencu L onSuitationS J. k i The Oldc HutchcM Open Monday-Saturday 8-7 Phone 279-5055 Hif ' " d - m p- uT 1 m, ' ! 1 1 - mm i - Tiifiiriimlrft ' ififfitf ' ' TBi Over 21 years of In ves tiga tive Experien ce Lawrence Sarhatt Private Investigator 616 244 8656 Post office box 424 Three Rivers, MI 49093 pff-«f ■p Hnii «.„ ij g 1 • " M? • ' smmmF M mi I- ' - ' ' ' ' ' - ■-- ' ' I3ey s M€tcr Sales W. Michigan Ave. 279-5293 RBil RivEr City sales service iripool parts Home Appliance 20 N. Main Three Rivers, Ml 180 COMMUNITY ©Iir e iln rgi 011}urclj of tt| nznrtue 15770 Coon Hollow Rd, Three Rivers, Michigan 49093 Parsonage phone: (616) 278-6865 Office phone: (616) 273-7415 Deri G. Keefer, Pastor Dan Miller, Assf. Pastor. Sherrie Miller, Day Care Director. Row 1, Jeff Christman, Barb Cleer, Greg Westfall, Joe Tucker, Pastor Deri Keefer. Row 2, Matthew Trimnell, Ken Westfall, Dennis Nothdruft, Assistant Pastor Dan Mill er. I tee iue ta, ( unc tAc ' H if t ic«te AftcLeod Chiropractic Center Gary R. McLeod Chiropractic . . . Tl e natural way to good healtli. M.T. W.F. 8-12 2-6 200 South Main Three Rivers, IVII - ■n III 1- !, rnlchlaan dhrtalon f b North Rmericon Products North American Products Corp. Tine Fastest Growing Name In Carbide Cutting Tools ADS 181 wammm Bre; G eryone started getting ner- ous as they watched the seats in the auditorium fill with people. Anxiously they awaited their mo- ment to appear on stage. Actors ai.d actresses paced the floors and took their last drink of water. Who were these nervous, anxious peo- ple? They were the same people who prayed not to forget their lines or trip on stage. They were the Community Players. The Community Players was the group of talented individuals who put on plays and musicals in the Middle School Auditorium and performed skits in the park during the summer time. The Community Players start- ed practicing anywhere from four to six weeks before the play was scheduled to appear. They prac- ticed from approximately 7:00 to 10:00 every night, four nights a week! Jeffra Reusink, a Communi- ty Players member commented, " I think it is a great experience! It gives people a chance to meet others and gives the community something to do besides going to the theatre uptown. " KMAPP ROOFinQ Since 1914 Roofing — Sheet metal Siding — Eaves Troughs Storm Windows 6f Doors Industrial — Residential COMMERCIAL FREE ESTIMATES FULLY inSURED CALL 279-5149 TERRY DEPiniS ELECTRIC " OVER 13 YRS. SERVinO ST. JOE CO. " • STATE LICEnSED 02654 • inSURED • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • RESIDEnTIAL FREE ESTIMATES 244-8259 11369 S. HORSESHOE DR. STARKS EXCAVATinO Concrete Ph. (616) 279-9265 RICK STARKS Land Clearing Excavation 911 S. Constantine Three Rivers, MI. 82 COMMUNITY n Peterson Spring Corporation 800 W. Broadway Three Rivers 273-1515 Daily Luncheon Specials Beer-Wine-Cocktails Game Room-Pool Tables Sandwiches ir Snacks 1650 North Main Three Rivers 273-4155 „) iTTrFTl Three Rivers Glass For all your glass needs Auto Glass Service Home Service Commercial Front work ADS 183 f, m s Don ' s Furniture City Factor ' s Army Store Federal Land Bank Fisher Lake Vet Clinic For the MOI EY The sun beats down on their faces, sending beads of sweat rolling off their cheeks. The foreman yells " lunchtime " and a hundred field workers race to the only tree for miles around that might offer a bit of comfort. If this sounds familiar to you then you must have detassled at least once in your life. Many students used detassling as a means of summer income to buy clothes, go on trips, or even put a down payment on a car. But this job wasn ' t easy. Dave Campbell, a veteran of the crops, shared his viewpoint on detassling, he said, " I hated it. " Not everyone hated it though. Dale Young, a foreman for local seed corn company found pleasure in his job. His favorite part of the job was " firing kids. " Many kids have detassled for years. The question was why did people return year after year? Did they enjoy the agonizing pain of the corn husk splinters buried deep into the palms of their hands, and the soggy wet feeling of their clothes from the morning dew? The simple answer to this, said Shelley Misel, is " FOR THE MONEY. " 184 ZJhe qualitu oj- cJLlPe corned in maniA formd inu o A l (riF[ (S(!0($B(!tL Tree Growing Company Shipping Container Division 321 3rd Street Three Rivers, Ml f Affiliated Counseling Services 200 South Main Three Rivers, Ml 279-9536 COMMUNITY phone 273-8461 Huddleston Lumber Company Cash and Carry prices 243 S. Main Free Delivery 467-8785 278-1915 Flowers • Fruits • Vegetables Point Farm Market 1154 M-60 Three Rivers, IVII 279-7261 Employees of Greenlight Auto enjoy waiting on customers Green Light Auto Three Rivers Congratulations Grads!! H FRED ' S 278-2355 i(: We ' re a grocery store and a whole lot more, ' ' Store Open Daily 7-9 Sundays 9-6 808 W. Michigan Pharmacy Open Daily 9-7 Closed Sunday Three Rivers, MI ADS 185 ■ll i ipi l H I Hl m ■■ Unique flails by Mary PORCELAIN COVERED TIPS PORCELAIN NAILS MANICURES 14 K GOLD NAILS NAIL ACCESSORIES NAIL DECORATING 278-3765 MARY r. GEARMART - OWNER ANITA CARLTON BRENDA ZOMBAR KATMY FITCH DISTRIBUTOR OF • Dine In CarrYOat Delivery 223 N. HOOKER DELIVERY AFTER 5:00 PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY AND ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Ethel ' s Beauty Salon Men ' s Women ' s Hair Styling Jessie Bessinger Doretta McQlothlen Mary Arnold Valerie Heffernan W. Michigan Ave., Three Rivers Peterson Plaza (Next to Fred ' s Pharmacy) 278-8115 Open Mon.-Sat. 186 COMMUrilTY m HYDRA-MATIC The Men and Woman of Hydra-Matic Congratulate the Class of 1986 ADS 187 BSB - Video Largest selection of VHS and BETA ALL MOVIES $1.49 Open 7 days a Week 10am-9pm 518 W. Michigan 273-9143 Three Rivers, Michigan 49093 114 Centerville St. 651-1177 Sturgis, Michigan 49091 188 COMMUNITY Jim Vetter Chevrolet-Buick, Inc. Three Rivers, MI 49093 (616) 278-1485 Tops in Records and Cards Card O Rama 58 N. Main Three Rivers, MI 273-5861 Ttr ston m CHRIS BOLAND TIRE Chris Boland Discount Tire Co. 1006 Arnold Street Three Rivers, MI 273-3885 Co-Owner Tim Vorick ADS 189 Z Jmimmmmm i - " - Box 271 Micdiebury, Indiana 46540 Middlebury (219) 825-9405 Indiana Toll Free 800 552-7513 (all others) 800-348-7487 Fun In The It all began with the end of school on June 6. Hundreds of them. They came from miles around with one thing in com- mon. They all wanted to have a good time at summer camp. There were the young chil- dren that went to camp to get away from mom and dad for their first time, to campgrounds such as Camp Wakeshma, Shawadas- see, Eberhart, and the Bair Lake Bible Camp. Mere they were able to enjoy themselves for a week or two while involved in many fun activities. Then there were the older teenagers who were dedicated athletes, band members, debat- ers, musicians, etc. that went away to summer camp which was held at various universities throughout the state. Here they followed a set schedule of activi- ties which helped to improve on their individual skills. Finally we came to a group of people who either enjoyed work- ing with children or were desper- ate for money. They were the counselors. They usually spent a great majority of their summer living at the camp and working with the children. There were a variety of rea- sons for people going to camp, but all agree that it was well worth the time for the memories they got in return. 190 1103 West Michigan Avenue Three Rivers, MI 49093 (616) 279-5184 We ' ve given lots of kids a good liome Lillian M. Sibary Maple Lane Plaza Three Rivers, Michigan 49093 H R BLOCK- THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE Hours: Week 9-6, Sat. 9-5 Telephone (616) 273-2185 If no answer call: (616)327-5203 COMMUniTY H HOME SATELLITE SYSTEMS SALES AND SERVICE Receives Over 1 50 Channels Offering Stainless Steel 1021 W. Michigan Three Rivers, Michigan (616)273-8775 Dalen Floyd CORNER BEAUTY BARN 11850 Bair Lake Rd., Jones, Ml 244-5923 Sue Forrester Barb Schultz Stylist Stylist DRAKE ' S FUEL SERVICE Full Service Farm Gasoline Diesel Fuel Lubricants P.O. Box 248 Robinson and Elm Schoolcraft, MI. 49087 call 279-5063 AMACO DAIRY PRODUCTS BB Mac Kennedy Distributing Distributor of Burger Dairy Products 12413 Hoffman Road Three Rivers, Ml 49093 ADS 191 m 125 ' 2 north Main Three Rivers, Michigan PHOriE 279-2630 Open Monday Thru Saturday Tuesday and Thursday Evenings ' ' Couch Potato CURE For those of us who remained in Three Rivers over the summer months, the Three Rivers Community Schools offered a wide range of activities far from the grueling worit of the classroom. There were activities for both youth and adult. Those designed for youth provided for infants on up to teenages. Many activities dealt with introducing kids to various sports or helping them improve their game. Basketball camps for both boys and girls were offered in July and August. Boys in the 5th through 8th grades attended to improve their shooting skills and to learn new techniques with which to improve their game. The girls camp was offered to wider age group. Girls in all grades between 3rd and 8th participated and concentrated on ball-handling skills, shooting and fundamentals. Swimming lessons were popular with lots of children. Just being able to cool off in the water was fun! Youth enrichment classes offered subjects on drama, journalism, computes and math games. There were a variety of playground and library programs. Adult summer enrichment courses ranged from French cooking to Body Metrics. Tennis also provided entertainment and enjoy- ment for both adults and children. Lessons, leagues and a city wide tournament added to the fun. All in all summer recreation program provided a release from boredom and got all those " couch potatoes " back on their feet and out into the sun. Westland Shopping Center 201 131 -North Three Rivers, Ml 49093 For all your shopping needs 192 Dr. Tironi Wolf ' s Floor Geri ' s Hair Three Rivers Press COMNUniTY R conEY ISLAND BREAKFAST LUFiCH Monday — Saturday: 6:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Sunday (Breakfast): 7:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon TAKE OUT SERVICE AVAILABLE 273-2695 TOWER FAMILY MOTEL On US 131 - 3 miles north of the Indiana toll road, Middlebury exit, just North of junction 12 US 131 White Pigeon, Ml 49099 Phone: (616) 483-7876 " A Good Place to Stay " Free Breakfast - Cable Color TV Yours Hosts Larry Terry Wilkins Family Kauszler Brothers Hardware Three Rivers Oldest Retailer 42 N. Main 273-3705 1 " - ' HAIF BOnniE VANDERMOUF 279-2977 1603 M. Main Three Rivers, Ml R DESIGN ADS 193 wmmmmmmmmm Mi B At Beautiful Corey Lake 11200 Oak Avenue Three Rivers, Michigan 49093 Phone 616 — 244-5239 THE HARADIDES DAN RUQQLES PEST CONTROL, INCORPORATED 524 S. Constantine St. THREE RIVERS, MI 49093 OFFICE: 279-9242 HOME: 273-8631 DAN RUQQLES JFbndo GROUP, Inc. Manufacturers of Many Paper Products Located at: 612 4th Street Three Rivers, Ml 49093 (616) 273-8451 194 COMMUNITY Mfitiomfil Bi=ll K All of us at your home town bonk, especially ttie many graduates of Thiree Rivers Highi Sctiool (pictued above) wishi you continued success upon your graduation. Ttiree Rivers ... a good place to live, work, and play. C ongfafuiafions i ladi of 1986! COMMUrilTvXQS i B Murphy ' s Fisher Lake Murphy ' s Oil Co. Grocery Deli We aim lo pic Let the good times ROLL When the thermometer reaches its peak, it ' s not the only thing thats hot in Three Rivers! Cruisin ' goes right along there with hot dogs, apple pie and Mom. Scientists have yet to figure out the attraction that kids have to the strip, but there definitely is one and its a growing craze. The conclusion 1 have reached, being an avid town trotter myself, is the access to all your school time friends (and new ones for that matter) that would normally be extinct until school started again. Socializing is not the only reason for the sudden boost in traffic. There ' s also the fact that riding along with, or talking to, your friends relieves a well-know, mutually disliked state, BOREDOM. There are also some problems that go along with this well known pastime, DELINQUENTS. There are always some people in the crowd that have to spoil the fun for everybody else. They do this by breaking the law, whether it be by drinking or other illegal means. This always ends up with the police aggrevating those of us who just cruise to have something to do. Then there is the question of an explanation. What do you tell your parents? It never fails that every sum- mer your parents want to know what you do with your spare time. So far it has been beyond me to get them to under- stand cruising. Whatever you tell them they probably won ' t understand why their kid would want to do something as unproductive as CRUISE! mmmss James L. Souers Templins Three Rivers Furs 196 COMMUniTY (Hvatkn Specialist in Quality Blow Molded Plastic Family Pharmacy Where Quality and Price Make the Difference • First Aid Needs • Vitamins • Health Aids • Hair Care • Cosmetics • Games and Toys Located north of Hardings in Westland Shopping Center U.S. 131 Three Rivers, Michigan 49093 Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Sun. Phone: 279-5137 Visa and Mastercard Accepted CHUCK ' S BODY SHOP 258-1315 Insurance Work a Specialty 1209 South Main Al l Makes and Models ADS 197 ■ ■ elp! " " Where can I find volume M. " " 1 lost my library card!! ' " ihe atmosphere was thick, the only sound to be heard was an occasional cough. Everyone was slaving over their work that was due the day before. That was the main reason the average student went to the Public Library, to toil intensely over an assignment that had been due for ages but had only recently been started, rriends got together and worked on assignments that needed to be done and needed to be done together! We came to think of the library as a place to go when we had a report to do or needed to do re- search. " Oh no!!!! I ' ve got to go to the library, " was a sentiment often expressed. Yet the library wasn ' t only for studying, it had a variety of other practical uses. With the onset of the video craze the library became a popular place to rent VCR ' s and movies. Different types of cameras were checked out for those of us who loved to take pictures but couldn ' t afford a camera of our own. The library also held activities for younger children such as the lady- bug program instituted by the Com- munity Schools. The program en- abled children to read a specific number of books per week and as a result, they received stickers and a party in their honor. Even though the library offered many activities, most of us remem- berd it as the place we went to finish that all important paper. CONSTANTiNE CO-OP. INC. ,i Welcome to. Village B Market FXXiD CE2 JTERS Three Rivers, Mich, At Village Market you don ' t have to shop out of town to pay less. Your Spartan Store HOURS Mondoy thru Saturday Tam-llpi Sunday 9am lo9p.m Four Seasons Sales Service 58904 U.S. 131 Three Rivers, MI 49093 Phone: 379-6041 Your headquarters £or Outdoor sports FEED, GRAIN, FERTIUZER and FARM SUPPUES 15115 Steavs Road Constantine, Ml 198 COMMU ilTY H Walters-Dimmick Petroieyni; Inc. - JOBBER OF PETRQLEUM PRODUCTS - , S THROUGHOUT . ' Mp Serving Home Heating - Industrial - Commercial and Agricultural Petroleum Needs 503 S. Main St. Three Rivers, MI 49093 Phone 616 273-1315 4 ■ C OF THREE RIVERS 601 East Hoffman Three Rivers, Ml 279-5144 Owners: Gus and Mary Skartslarls MACHIJVE COMPAHTY, IJVC. 20481 M-60 East Three Rivers. Ml. 49093 279-5128 ADS 199 )iWi " pp«WBPippp mmmmm BHMI You never Stop Learning When you are the premier rotary pressure joint and accessories supplier for the world, with a part essential to the fast moving, rotating steam-powered paper drying cylinders, you know the value of continuing education. At The Johnson Corporation we make it our business to learn all we can about our subject: our products and the service we can provide our growing number of worldwide customers in the pulp and pa- per and other industries. We ' ve grown from a small machine shop to a well- equipped research center for improving our products and aiding industry, an education center for technical seminars and community use and a plant that is building and assembling over a dozen products. Besides our Three Rivers plant, our company includes a subsidiary state-of-the-art foundry at Springport, subsid- iary plants in England and Holland, and affiliate companies and licensees in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Trance, Japan, Mexico and Spain. We are proud of our growrth here in Three Rivers and the fact we believe " you never stop learning. " JO?4i ISQH THE JOHNSON CORPORATION 805 Wood St.. Three Rivers, Ml 49093, USA 200 COMMUMITY WOLVERINE MOTOR SUPPLY INC. Domestic and Foreign Car Parts Also Machine Shop Service 72 N. Main Street Three Rivers, MI 49093 (616) 279-7411 FASHIONS FOR MEN AND BOYS 25 N. Main Three Rivers, MI. ADS 201 ■■■■■■■I B 9B RACK Maple Lane Plaza 1102 N. Main Street, Three Rivers, Ml 49093 (616)279-2031 Saturda atttrciay The whistle blew. Double Dribble! " shouted Janet Larkins. Janet, a member of the Varsity Basketball team, was one of the many players that gave up their Sat. mor- nings to referee Jr. Pro Basket- ball. The Jr. Pro Program con- sisted of girls between the ages of 10 and 13. For months. These young girls, along with the student referees, got up early Sat. to improve their basketball skills. The games, which were played at the Mid- dle school gym, were an excel- lant learning device for both the players and the referees. It gave everyone involved a bet- ter understanding of the game. The rules, and above all the importance of a team effort. 202 Dr. Michael Kush Obstetrics and Gynecology 137 Portage Ave 279-5256 Pine View Golf Club L onaraiulationd: 1986 graauating ienion. COMMUNITY ROBERT R. KDPEN rTi T :Zai4 120 South Clark St. P.O. BOX 155 CeNTREVILLE, mi 49032 (616)467-6357 Bruce Sharon Campbell 616 273-9493 Silverclolla r j ewelers iot line. jev.c r - and precious gifts Mon.-Fr S»lurdav APLE LAhJE PLAZA 1 19 VERNON STREET REE Rl VERS. Ml 43093 Mathews Eye Clinic Dr. John A. Mathews Dr. Thomas Mathews Optometrists V i North Main St. Three Rivers, Ml. 49093 phone: 278-5755 , system. MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY ADS 203 SI Lear Siegler he 236 West CInrk St. Mendon, Mi 49072 204 COMMUNITY H Three Rivers Savings 6f Loan Association " Michigan ' s oldest State Chartered Savings Loan Association " r eighbors Helping I eighbors 123 Portage Avenue, P.O. Box 10, Three Rivers, Mi (616) 279-5117 GET ALL YOUR SUPPLIES AT THE SCHOOL STORE ADS 205 " « ' ' " S WW " »«f " !Pf|Wiii«ll|ipi " ? ItlD nBRIfll 20490 M-60 HREE RIVERS, Ml 49093 616 279-7027 ' OifTBOARDSl YAMAHA the way it should be The Performer ■ Hi ymad. JLM m m ii I ■ i ,1 ;, m m ib IS ■ m TR Laundry Dry Cleaning 427 4th Three Rivers 273-7305 Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 - 5:00 Fri. 8:00 - 5:00 ' ' Your Complete Computer- ized Diagnostic Center " PM Auto Clinic inc. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE Call For Appointment U Spike ' s Barber Shop 37 North Main Downtown Three Rivers 206 COMMUniTY H THE FEW . . . THE PROUD . . . THE CLASS OF . . . a 86 ADS 207 «g |«M g m ffmmmm iffiHPBPi ? •— -il SPARTAH MOTEL (616) 278-1615 WATER BED AVAL. AIR CONDITIONED - CABLE COLOR TV HBO. DIRECT DIAL PHONES IN ROOMS " PLEASING YOU PLEASES US " 58852-US 131 BYPASS THREE RIVERS, MI 49093 Redwood Motel 59389 U. S. Hwy. 131 Three Rivers, Ml 278-1945 Three Rivers Commercial - News Your local newspaper for •Home area news and advertising •Weddings •Local Sports Engagements •Service news Local news and adverttsing...six days a week Publishers of the Total market advertising every Sunday ixmn S m Home of the Cats ' Meow...The official newspaper of Three Rivers High School 208 COMniMlTY m m Machine Works ' Knowledge not shared is energy wasted ' Steam Traps Automatic Air Vents Compressed Air Traps Conditioned Steam Strainers Refrigerant Purgers Humidifiers ADS 209 lewelers " When you deserve the Best ' featuring ... 221 US 131 WESTLAND PLAZA (NEAR HARDINGS) THREE RIVERS, MI (616) 2 ' J9-129S CHRISTINA CARTA Owner --x Hours Mon. - Fri. 10-6 Appts. Anytime MAXAM Products Antique Reproductions Rubber Stamps Business Cards Wedding Invitations Bridai Registry 18-169 eth Av«. Rd. T)irM Rivers, Ml 49093 Telephone (616) 279-2752 M p cetneni worh of all hhids wali - addiiioni bat yjoie barni 4 free eitimatei licenced and iniurea C a U.averdure Three Rivers, MI. 49093 279-7822 244-5447 210 COMMUNITY Wise Motors Inc. (|_1Wkl ' ; --r5 " 106 W. Main, Mendon, Mi. 496-3415 BODrSHOP 57121 Haines Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093 CaU (616) 279-7915 ADS 211 I t:: UNITED CLEATJITiG SERVICES Domestic Qeaning Denise Qadnls 279-7447 Ellen Fredericksen 279-7691 For tlie . « . BIRDS» In a small, but growing commu- nity as our own, being able to relax can be difficult. With each new business added to the com- munity, a little of mother nature is extracted. But don ' t lose all hope, there is a place where one can escape the every day hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a little of nature. That place is Scidmore Park. Scidmore Park offers many things to a diverse group of people. From playground equip- ment, for the youngsters in all of us, to the quiet peacefulness which we all need from time to time. If it ' s not peace or recrea- tion your looking for Scidmore also offers a wide variety of animals to view. You may feed the many types of ducks or feed Bandit, the crow, money. Senior Bob Larkin stated, " 1 love the park, it ' s a great place to relax " . All in all Scidmore Park adds a unique twist to an expanding community always on the move. Larkins Gym Mastercraft Furniture Robert A. McClellan Anne ' s Beauty Shop Dr. Fred Aronson MUS Inc. Michfgan Supp y Inc. § Specialists m Total Home Health Care Rick Chaney 227 South Main Three Rivers, Michigan 49093 (6t6} 273-9102 or Ton From 1-8O0-442-7083 Dinci Bilkng. Mtdictn, Ma ieaitl A CAS 212 COMMUNITY la CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS May You Exceed Your Own Expectations Michigan IVational Bank ' iviichiana The Smart Money Is With Us Open Mon. Thru Friday 9:00AM.-7:30P.M. Sat till 6:30P.M. 279-5181 22 N. Main The Student Center. Going to McDonald ' s is almost as much a pan of school as going lo class. You ' ve made us ihe place lo meet, to talk, to have a good time, to celebrate your victories and help forget defeats. You ' ve made McDonald ' s more than just another place to eat. And that ' s why, at McDonald ' s, we say. m. " McDonald ' s of T.R. " Jft i a food time Igr the reat lasts ADS 213 ■SflflfljJ WS " i Sr ■ - m -• ' " V-.. KS= . ;- --: ■:« -i Dr. Stephen Davis and staff Congratulate The Class of 1986 DOUBLE 1 DOUBLE •D ' " D " M KCO Three Rivers, Mi. MV KCO IE MANPOWER TEMPORARY SERVICES 503 W. Michisan Three Rivers, Ml 273-8647 307 W. Chicaso Rd. Stursis, Ml 651-9336 , ' ' J : £r - p 901 WEST MICHIGAN P O BOX 147 THREE RIVERS. MICHIGAN 49093 616 278-3955 t aeA Z4td fetdtf, TC ytUe, Oumen 214 CGMr UniTY B FRANKIE ' S PIZZA Family Dining and Cocktails N. MAIN ST. AT U.S. 131 THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN 49093 ADS 215 OBERTS FARMS Fresh Asparagus Soybean Seed Crow Hybrid Seed Com f ■ " .•■- m ; . T 4- u 7 ' fi v ' t 18921 South Fisher Lake Road LAI Y ROBERTS - owner - 279-2117 or 279-2437 216 COMMUniTY SPLIT TRAininQ OPTIOri: The Summer Job That will Pay You All Year Long. Summer jobs won ' t buy you much more than movie tickets and pizza these days. They won ' t even give you the experience you need to find a decent job after high school. But if you join the Army National Guard, you can get both job training and a healthy paycheck. not only that — the job train- ing is free. You ' ll learn the skills most in demand today ' s tight job market. Skills in top-paying fields like electronics, communi- cations, and engineering. Best of all, if you join the Guard in your junior year, you can earn $1,900 in your senior year, just by working one weekend a month. How To Profit From Your Junior Year. Here ' s the deal: If you join the National Guard in your junior year, you can complete basic training that summer. After 8 weeks, you ' ll be in better physical shape than you ' ve ever been in your life. Then during your senior year, you ' ll attend weekend drills once a month. You ' ll be paid for every day you train and make up to $1,900, including basic training pay. Graduate Ahead Of Your Class. By the time you graduate high school, you ' ll be ready to start your technical training. So you ' ll be one jump ahead in the job market, since your other classmates will just be starting basic. In the end, though, your time with the Guard will make you more than money. You ' ll make friends you can count on, and make yourself into someone the whole country can count on. EVEn STRAIGHT A ' s CANT HELP If YOU FLUriK TUITION! YOUR PARTNER IN EDUCATION THE MICHIGAN ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND THE NEW G.I. BILL Who can Qualify? 1. Present members and new members who enlist, reenlist, or extend during the period of 1 July 1985 to 30 June 1988. Mew members must enlist to sene six years o( active national Guard participation. In addition they must: 2. Be a high School Graduate or possess a equivalency certificate, and 3. Complete Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, and 4. Serve 180 consecutive days in the Selected Reserve. What are the fSenclits? 1. $140,00 per month for 36 months while attending full-time at a VA approved institution leading to an initial undergraduate degree, or lessor degree, or 2. $105.00 per month for 36 months while attending 3 4 time, or 3. $70,00 per month for 36 months while attending 1 2 time, or 4. Any combination of the above, with a limit of 36 payments, 5. Maximum payments will total $5,040, What other Bonus Programs does the national Guard offer? 1, If you qualify, you can rece Military Occupational Skills, addition to G.I. Bill benefits. ; S2.000 CASH Enlistment Bonus for certain a $4,000 Educational Assistance Bonus, in 2. You may also qualify for the Student Loan Repayment Program which can help you pay up to 90% of a Federally Guaranteed Student Loan (up to a $10,000 maximum loan balance). This is also in addition to other Bonuses and the Q.I. Bill. •MOTE: Educational Assistan ? Bonu 1 longer be available after 30 Ju 1. Dunng a typical si.K year enlistment you will earn about 5ii,700 while serving just 39 days a year {one week-end per month and 15 days Annual Training), plus 2 You can receive up to $5,040 in Q.I. Bill benefits, plus 3. You may receive up to a $2,000 Enlistment Bonus, plus anteed Student Loan, up to $9 000. plus 4. If you have a Federally Gu interest, may be paid for you. 5. Your total during c lit could ( - $27.? TO FIND OUT MORE CALL 782-3334 OR TOLL FREE 1-800-292-1386 ADS 217 MEYER BROTHERS CDNSTRUCTIDN CD Underground Utilities Installations and Maintenance P.O. BOX 350 - THREE RIVERS. MICH. 49D93 Graduation from high school is a major accomplishment and is a ' must " for young people attempting to find their niche in a dynamic and ever changing world. We congratulate the Class of 1986. LEO " CORKY ' MEYER TOM MEYER 218 COMMUMITY v V P.O. BOX 304 - y ' Three Rivers, ML 49093 ph. 273-5305 Joy Rifenberg Katie Taffee Insurance — our onl{f business ADS 219 59 ■ Your Movie Headquarter 138 W. Main Centerville, 49032 hours 2-8 Sun-Th. 2-9 Fri. and Sat VHS tapes Beta tapes discs Portage Metal Finish Ruby ' s Second Story Ltd. Smith ' s Book WEIHER WADE and TUCKER Attorneys At Law LAW orncEs WIINLRWW.TIKRIR 2 " PORTAGE a ' vc LEONARD J.WEINER RICHARD A WADE THEODORE J- TUCKER %j 1 211 Portage Ave P.O. Box 391 Three Rivers, Mi Matthew Davison Leonard J. Weiner Theodore J. Tucker 273-1685 A COJ GRA TULA TIONS WILDCATS from The People Pleasers at PENGUIN POINI THE PEOPLE PLEASING PLACE 1017 W. Michigan Ave. 273-9100 123 N. 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On an average, some 300 students took Drivers Training each summer. For many, it was their first time behind the wheel. Even students who had had previ- ous driving experience appeared nervous with an instructor seated beside them. Each student spent a considerable amount of time driving on city streets, and were also exposed to 131 driving via trips to Kalamazoo, Constantine, and other surrounding cities. Although approxi- mately 20,000 miles were covered during each summer session by drivers education students, the number of accidents was very low. After obtaining numerous hours of driving experience the student must be able to exhibit competency in both written and physical expertise of a good driver. In other words, the instructor must feel that each student is " ready " to be put on the road alone. Students also had to meet all classroom responsibilities in addition to the standardized performance on a State Test. 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ADS 229 avid (avid) eager, greedy, keen. brash (brash) headlong; hasty; rash. coerce (ko ers) to restrain or constrain by force, law, or authority. debacle (da-ba ' k 1) a general breakup or rout- sudden overthrow or collapse, egotism (e go tiz ' m) the habit of talking too much about oneself; self-conceit; boastfulness. fabricate (fab-ri-kat) to make by art and labor; construct. gragarious (gr gar ' i s) living in flocks or hords, as animals, heresy (her ' se) a religious or doctrinal belief contrary to those of an established body, innate (i-nate) native to or original with the individual. jettison ( ' jet--s n) a voluntary sacrifice of cargo to lighten a ship ' s load in time of distress, kowtow (kau ' tau) formerly a Chinese form of obeisance in which one knelt and touched the forehead to the ground. Lethargy (leth-r-je) abnormal drowsiness Mundane (mon-dan) of relating to or characteristic of the world, nondescript (nan-di-skript) belonging or appearing to belong; no particular class. Ostentatious (as-t n- ' ta-sh n) excessive display. panacea (pan---) to heal, a remedy for all ills. quell (kwel) to thoroughly overwhelm and reduce to submission or passivity. rationalize (rash-n-liz) to free from irrational parts. squeamish (skwe-mixh) easily nauseated. turbulent (t r-by-lent) wild commotion. urbane (r-ban) not ably polite or finished in manner. vociferous (vo-sif-ros) marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry. wistful (wist-f 1) full of unfulfilled longing or desire. Xanthic (zan-thik) of relating to or tending toward a yellow color, yen (yen) a strong desire or propensity. zeal (ze ( )1) eagerness and ardent interest in pursuit of something. 230 iriDEX Avid (Avid) Adams, Tina Marie 30, 83 Alford, Cheryl 29, 42, 117, 128, 129, 155, 169 Allen, Daryl 50 Allen, Gerald Kevin 30 Altimus, Jon 42 An, Jennifer 50, 53, 169 Andert, Jesse 50, 51, 53, 105, 141 Andropov, Yuri 6 Appleton, Randy 30 Appleton, Renee Diane 30 Appoloni, Deann 42, 105, 117, 142, 143 Appoloni, Debra Lynn 30 Appoloni, Donnie 45, 50, 91, 147 Armstrong, Karen 139 Armstrong, Lisa 60, 75, 109, 119, 139, 162 Armstrong, Lori 30, 35, 96, 97, 138, 139, 153, 155, 157 Arnett, norma 71 Arvies, D. 50 Ashbrook, Dennis 50 Augustus, Alexander 50 B Brash (brash) Baggot, Maureen 42, 88, 116, 117, 155, 164, 165 Bailey, Steve 66, 123 Baker, Jim 30, 35, 103 Baker, Michelle Nanette 30 Baker, Nick 30, 90, 96, 97, 155, 167, 169 Baldwin, Denise 50 Bales, Kristy 7, 29, 30, 35, 116, 117, 167, 172 Balinger, Joe 122 Ballard, L. 141 Ballard, Mike 50, 111 Ballinger, Joe 50, 123 Balog, Jessica 63, 108, 126, 162 Band, Marching 78 Baolg, Jessica 81 Barks, Karen 30 Barnhardt, Nick 22, 30 Barnum, Wendy 66, 80, 155, 172 Barrone, Randy 50, 53 Barth, Charles 50, 56, 105, 123, 141 Bassinger, Lisa 50, 118, 119, 144, 145, 157 Batdorf, Beth 119, 147 Batdorf, Ron 30, 84, 85 Batdorf, Thomas 50 Bauman, Resa 42 Beals, Gene 66 Becker, Bryan 50 Becker, Sarah 50, 113 Beckle, Jeffery 50 Beckwith, Ryan 64, 147 Bell, Marcy 42 Bell, Michelle 165 Benson, Jerry 17, 30, 36, 158 Benson, Lori 153 Bent, Dave 71 Bernheisel, Gina 23, 50 Bidleman, Steve 50, 57, 105, 148 Bingaman, Oren 42 Bingamin, Kay 1 Bird, Kris 29, 50, 57, 133 Bishop, D. 119 Blackburn, Mo nica 50, 114, 115 Blackman, Marcia 66, 160 Bledsoe, Tempestt 13 Blood, Michael 50 Bloom, Dale 50, 115, 141 Bloom, Stacey 42, 47 Boehm, Ron 25, 30, 132, 133, 158 Bolinger, Jeannie 42, 99, 164 Bolinger, Kim 50, 52, 57, 145 Bonet, Lisa 13 Boodt, David 42 Boodt, Thomas 30 Boodt, Tony 42 Booth, Greg 104, 105, 147 Bordine, Lorren 50 Borst, Chris 29, 30, 145 Borst, Mike 50, 57, 104, 105, 141 Bottger, Chrysee 50, 146, 147 Bovenkirk, 68 Boyce Donald 30 Boyd, Rebecca 50, 169 Braat, Thomas 66 Brabson, Ann 71 Bradford, Brenda Renee 30 Brady, Michele 30, 35, 170 Brady, Monica 108, 109, 126 Brandys, Scott 63 Brewster, Cheryl 50 Brewster, Cindy 42 Brezden, Olga 66, 69 Briggs, Dan 42, 45, 165 Brinkman, Lori 63 Britton, Mark 42, 49 Britton, Sue 50, 135, 165 Brockway, oyce 71 Brooks, Brian 51 Brooks, Stephanie 21, 31, 155, 157, 165 Brothers, Michelle Renee 31, 169 Brothers, Mike 63, 169 Brown, Matt 42, 88, 103 Brown, Regina 29, 45, 77 Burkett, Lee 51 Burnett, Fred 66, 141 Burnson, Eric 42, 148, 157 Buscher, Amy 51 Butler, Heidi 42 Butler, Kevin 24, 31, 115, 141 Butler, Richard 51 Butler, Richie 115 Butler, Robin 31 c coerce (ko ers ' Cain, Steve 31, 36, 57 Cain, Tony 71 Cain, Tracy 51 Campbell, Carmella 42 Campbell, Dave 42, 43, 103, 141, 155 Cannon, Daneen 66 Cannon, Marrey 8, 9, 42, 112, 113, 143, 155 Cannon, Russell 66, 143 Carlisi, Beth 17, 51, 109, 147, 165 Carpenter, Alan 31 Carpenter, Chris 175 Carpenter, Larry 5, 42, 43, 110, 111 Carpenter, Leroy 42 Carpenter, Scott 51 Carson, Kit 42 Center, Community 7 Center, Pathfinder 155 Chaffee, Jerry 42, 169 Chamberlain, Chris 63 Cheney, Brian 51, 175 Childs, Author 42 Chisolm, Dan 7 1 Chitwood, Tammy 51 Chitwood, Tom 51 Christie, Heidi 51, 157 Clark, Jamie 17, 51, 105, 132, 133 Clark, Mark 133 Clark, Patricia Lynne 31 Clay, Kathy 20, 31, 96, 97, 109, 124, 125, 127, 153, 154, 155, 157 Clay, Rodd 115, 123, 132, 133 Clay, Ross 20, 63, 64, 114, 115, 122, 123, 133, 162 Clemmons, Terra 143 Clipfell, A.J. 22, 29, 31, 101, 141 Clipfell, Chris 42, 43, 165, 169 Clipfell, Christa 63, 108, 109, 119, 126 Clutter, Dennis James 31, 141 Clutter, John 71 Clutter, Susan 51, 108, 109, 165 Cochran, Chris 42, 81 Cole, Charles Lee 31 Cole, Salana 42 Collard, Phillip 64 Collard, Tina 42, 45 Collins, Pearl 71 Collins, Phil 2 Combs, Mark 42 Coney, Chad 63, 105, 123, 133 Coop, -Sherri 42, 135 Cooper Jr., Joe Lee 31 Cooper, Darcy 5, 24, 25, 42, 106, 107, 124, 125 Cooper, Joe 24, 35, 140, 141 Copsey, Deb 51, 113, 143, 169 Copsey, Mike 42, 103 Cosby, Bill 13 Cottingham, Chad 20, 51, 56, 91, 104, 105, 122, 123, 146, 147 Council, Student 162, 163 Country, Women ' s Cross 112 Courtney, Gail 53 Cousins, Darlene 42 Cox, Monique 42 Crawford, Gavin 42, 85 Crespo, Anna 42, 43, 45 Crespo, Lisa 51, 144, 145, 157 Cretors, Stein 42 Criddle, Dale 53 Crosby, Richie 31, 131 Crotzer, Brian 42 Crump, Junita 5, 42 Cuevas, Luis 169 Cullifer, Aaron 104, 105, 130, 131 Cutler, Chad 42, 45, 115, 141 D debacle (da-ba 1 DECA, 158 Dailey, Cheryl 63, 169 Dailey, James 42 Dalman, Timothy 51 Dalponte, Florence 66 Dane, Shelley 119, 142, 143 Daniel, Sam 36, 66, 69, 70 Darlison, Allen 75, 131 Davies, Dwight 47 Davis, Darcy 20 Dear, Mike 51, 71, 105 Dechnik 111, James Edward 31 Demp, John 61 Dentler, Betty 43 Detwiler, Jack 51 Deur, Bruce Michael 51 157 Deur, Melanie 169 Dickason, Aaron 51, 105, 141 Dickerson, Diana 51, 54, 128, 129, 147, 164, 165 Dobrowolski, Karen 66 Dobrowolski, Scott 50, 51, 75, 105, 148, 149 Dombrowolski, Rhonda 43 Dombrowski, Tony 133 Dommer, Matthew 51 Donnelly, Johannah Mary 32 Dopp, Dan 29, 51, 57, 105, 146, 147 Dow, Andrea Kaye 32 Draime, Jeff 43, 45, 98, 103, 131 Drokex, Mike 43 Drummond, Leslie 51 DuFour, Pam 9, 12, 25, 32, 89, 106, 107. 124, 125, 172 DuFour, Robert 51, 133 Duenas, Gustavo 32, 168, 169 Duff, Barb 143 Durren, Chad 20, 31, 32, 36, 103, 141, 155 egotism (e go tiz ' m) Eaton, Julie 82, 139, 169 Edwards, Douglas Lee 32 Edwards, Laura 146, 147, 166 Edwards, Scott 23, 51, 78, 105, 169 Egeler, Eric 51, 105, 169 Eggleston, Archie U. 32 Eggleston, B. 105 Egler, E. 141 Eldridge, Carol Lynn 32 Elliott, Laura 119, 169 Emerick, James 51 Erdos, Dustin 5, 51 Erickson, Barbara 3, 20, 66 Ertman, Marty 61, 64, 141 Ertman, Scott 61 Evans, Loren 61 Evans, Nicki 61, 166 Evenhouse, Rhonda 43, 44, 98 Everett, Dawn 61 fabricate (fab-ri-l at) Faile, Tina 52 Fair, Steven 52 Fausnaugh, Terry 43, 44 Feister, Rebecca 52 Feister, Rhonda 53 Felch, Chris 44, 79 Feller, Andrea 13, 52, 128, 129, 138, 139, 162, 168, 169 Feller, Andy 52, 141 Fisch, Forrest 66 Fisk, Jennifer 52 Fitzgerald, B. 105 Fitzgerald, Elaine 66 Fitzgerald, James 52, 141 Foghino, Gina 60, 61, 63, 119, 143 Ford, Diane 66, 69 Foster, Belinda 61 Fouquet, Jean Christophe 32 Fox, Anita 44 Fox, Christopher 52 Fox, James 66 Fox, Michael J. 6 Fox, Shawn 52 Franklin, Aretha 2 Freese, Steve 1 12 French, Michelle Renee 32 iriDEX 231 BB liUer. Laura 32 Future, Back to the c Q gregonas tgr gar i s Gainer, Greta 29 52, 150, 151 Galinet, Tony 52, 132, 135 Garrison, Maria 61 Garver Kenneth 61 Gearhart Craig 44 Gearhart Kyle 44 Gearhart Sharon 52 57 170 Geiber, Coach 105 Geldof, Bob 10 Gerber. J.D. 66, 68 Glass, Ame 61, 108, 126 Glass, Tami 52, 108, 109 Gleason, Beth 9, 25, 32, 53, 47, 101, 106, 107, 124, 125, 142 143, 172 Godden, Michael 61 GoeLz, Bernhard 11 Goodenough, Christy 61 Gooding, Todd 52, 55, 125, 147 Gottschalk, Heather 44, 166 Gould, Daniel 61, 147, 165 Gould, G. 105 Grames, Jeff 44, 105 Granzotto, Emily 52, 145, 157 Graystone, Anthony 52 Graystone, Sue 71 Graystone, Tony 111, 169 Greister, Todd 61 Greystone, Tony 110 Griffen, Robert 61 Griffith, Stephanie 52 Grimm, Kelly 52 Grimm, Todd 61, 104, 146, 147 Qrindel, Chris 57, 61 Grubbs, Robyn 29, 32, 87, 106, 107, 124, 125, 153, 155, 162, 172 Gruber, Diana 61 Guiter, Kim 61 H heresy (her ' se) Hack, Jeanette 61 Hack, Russel 61 Hackenberg, Chris 44 Hagadorn, Delores 66 Hagaman, Michelle 22, 44, 117, 145, 155, 157, 162 Hagenbuch, Laura 52 Hagenbuch, Mark 55, 96, 97, 155 Hagenbuch, Tim 61, 115 Hagerman, Kris 55, 160, 165 Hagerty, Pat 61, 115, 152 Hagerty, Tom 44, 105, 152, 155 Haigh, Daniel Eugene 55, 110, 111, 141, 169 Haigh, Michelle 55 Haines, Kim 3, 61, 119, 147, 166, 175 Haines, Michelle 55, 116, 117, 144, 145, 155, 172 Hall, Monty 35, 55, 105, 121 Hall, Robert Lee 33 Hall, Stacy 61 Hall, Susan 44, 159, 162, 166 Handy, Becki 10, 55, 96, 97, 154, 155, 144, 145, 154, 162, 172 Handy, Dan 60, 61, 105, 133 Handy, Ken 53 101, 105, 122, 125 147 Haning, Sarah 55, 170 Harden, Tracy 60, 61, 108, 109, 126, 142, 169 Hardy, Angela Denise 55 Harmon, Andy 64, 115 Harmen, Dawn 44, 45 Harmon, Mendy 25, 55, 96, 97, 116, 117, 145, 155 Harris, Edward 44 Harshberger, Todd 44 Hartman, David 61, 147 Hartman, Jennifer 44, 145, 155 Hartman, Michelle 45, 44, 49, 155 Harvey, James Michael 55 Harvies, Dan 44 Hasbrouck, Bill 66 Hasbrouck, Lind 71 Hasse, David 29, 55, 104, 105, 125 Hausser, Barbara 66 Hawkins, Diane 55 Hawley, Mary 55, 128, 129, 155 Hawley, Peggy 61, 145, 169 Heath, Russel 55 Henderson, Mike 55 Henegar, Wayne 45, 44, 45, 47 Henschel, Missy 55 Henschel, Sandra 67 Herb, 8 Hicks, Carol 44 Hicks, Marilyn 71 Higgins, Eric 60, 61 Higgins, Marlon 44, 47 Hill, J. 55 Hills, Michelle Lynn 55 Hilyard, Margaret 61 Hires, Michael Allen 55 Hitchcock, Kenneth 55 Hoffine, Jeffery Alan 55 Hoffine, Judith Rene 33, 155 Hoffine, Julie 61 Hoffman, Jennifer 12, 55, 155, 172, 175 Hogan, Cindy 55 Hogan, Mike 44 Holewinski, Travis 55, 57 Holmes, Chereese 166, 167 Holmes, Tonja RoJean 55 Holmes, Willie 55 Homer, Paul 22, 25, 55, 78 Honeywell, David 67, 165 Hooley, Tony LaWane 55 Hornblower, Dan 44, 47, 85, 105 Horton, Bill 61 Horton, Michelle 44, 157 Houston, Whitney 11 Hoyt, Diane 67 Hubbard, Mancy 33, 75, 96, 155, 169 Hubbarth, Kendra 43, 44 Hudson, Rock 14 Huffman, John LeRoy 34 Hunt, Marco 44, 102, 105 Hutchins, Russell 55, 105, 151 Innate (i-nate) lott, Don 68 lott, Eleanor 2, I vie, J. 55 J jettison (jet--s n) Jackson, Debbie 99 Jackson, Debra Ann 54 Jackson, Jennifer 20, 54 Jackson, Lisa 53, 54, 109, 127 Jackson, Michael 11 Jackson, Stephanie 61, 119, 166 Jacobs, William J. 68, 70, 71 Jansen, Tammy 9, 17, 55, 147, 164, 165 Johnson, Burton 61 Johnson, Cindy 55, 169 Johnson, Ernie 52 Johnson, Jeff 54, 105, 140, 141 Johnson, Jennifer 44, 157, 162, 165, 166, 167 Johnson, Keith 54, 101 Johnson, Myoka 44, 82, 145, 175 Johnson, Tracy 6, 44, 93 Johnson, Wesley 55 Johnsonbaugh, John 20, 68, 141 Jolly, David 55, 115 Jones, Brad 61, 130, 147 Jones, Jeff 34, 130, 151 Jones, Stacey M.L. 54 Juchartz, James 44 @ Kowtow (kau ' tau) Kahler, Jodi 55, 169 Kaiser, Brian 55 Kaiser, Mondae 45, 44 Kaiser, Mancy 44 Karatko, Cari 157, 162 Kaufman, Jeffery 61 Keaton, Alex P. 6 Keene, Melissa 61 Keilau, Julie 159 Keith, Kathy 55 Kelly, Shad 61 Kelly, Todd Michael 54 Kennedy, Coach 105 Kennedy, Amy 54, 106, 107, 124, 125, 155, 162, 169 Kennedy, Cathy 61, 109, 169, 175 Kennedy, Cindy 60, 61, 64, 119, 169 Kennedy, Crystal Louise 54 Kent, Rachelle 24, 45, 44 Kent, Renee 29, 55, 55 Kielau, Julie 44 Kim, Hyunsu 54, 81, 96, 97, 155, 162 Kimble, Tom 61 King, Michael Tracy 54 King, Mike 105, 151 King, Samantha 55, 54, 169 King, Tina 44 Kinney, Brian 55, 105, 147 Kinney, Michael James 54, 101, 105 Kintz, John 34, 110, 111, 130, 151, 141, 155 Kipker, Michael Alan 54 Kipker, Scott 44 Kirby, Jerry 61 Kirby, Marie 61 Kleer, Barb 54, 96, 97, 155 Kline, Amy 44 Kline, Brian 55 Kniffln, Tina Louise 54 Knoff, Penny 53, 54 Knudsen, Doug 61 Koetzle, Jim 44 Konwinski, Diane 154 Konwinski, Richard 68, 120, 121, 155 Kopen, Laura 55 Korr, Ms. 68, 167 Kovac, Melissa 55 Kramb, Janet 54 Kramb, Shelly 25, 50, 54, 128, 129, 172 Kratzer, Kathy 61, 165 Krau3, Kathy 44 Krause, Dwayne 54 Krause, Jeff 50, 55, 54, 105, 123, 141 Krause, John 54, 125 Krawczak, Matt 25, 52, 54, 89, 152, 155 Krull, Ed 44 Kruse, John 68 Kruse, Julie 7, 54, 157, 169 Kuhnle, Trina 45 Kunz, Robert 61 Kuratko, Cari 54, 156, 169 lethargy ( ' leth-r-je) Lacy, Michelle 45 Lane, Doug 1, 52, 54 Lane, Loren 68 Lane, Mike 61, 64 Langworthy, Kay 68 Lard, John 54 Lard, Stacy 61 Large, Dale 45, 141, 155 Large, Kim 5 4 Larkin, Charles 55 Larkins, Bob 52, 35, 102, 105 Larkins, Janet 20, 50, 54, 55, 117, 158, 139, 162, 165 Larsen, David 29, 61, 141 Larson, David 104 Laue, Helen 68 Lausee, Tom 61, 141, 175 Lavendure, Robbie 55, 57, 104, 105 Laws, Missy 61, 108, 109, 126, 127 Leaf, Trudy 45 Lebeauf, Sabrina 15 Lee, Helen 45, 47, 79, 83, 135, 169 Lehman, Jason 23, 54, 152 Leister, Richard 45 Lemacks, Michael 54 Letcher, Jennifer 54, 57, 166 Letcher, Lon 35, 165, 170 Levandoski, Jay 62 Lewallen, Shannon 46 Lewis, Dave 31, 34, 35, 103, 140, 141 Lewis, Don 62 Lint, Danny 54 Lintemoot, Tammy 62, 64, 85, 162 Lowe, Rob 15 Lowell, Linda 71 Ludwig, K. 105 Ludwig, Mike 21, 62, 65, 64 Luegge, Scott 54 Luegge, Tracy 65 Lukeman, Karen 2, 68, 158 LuU, Sheri 24, 46, 116, 117, 155, 169 M mondane (mon-dan) Mains, Rene 62 Mains, Melissa Ann 55 232 iriDEX Manewal, Leslie 62 Manier, L. 46 Manos, Todd 45 Marciniak, Rose 62 Marietti, Piick 32, 35, 92, 103, 141, 158 Marks, Carrie 62, 169 Markum, Dan 46, 155, 162 Markum, Ed 12, 54 Marshall, Michael Earl 35 Martin, Chris 63, 119, 164, 165, 166 Martin, Connie 62 Martin, Darlene 46 Martin, David 13, 35, 149 Martin, Gary 54, 146, 147 Martin, Kenny 17, 35, 158 Marusek, Mike 46, 158 Masnari, Jill 54, 164, 165 Masnari, Joanna 35, 96, 97, 134, 135, 143, 168, 169 Mathews, Lori 35, 75 McBride, Lynn 46 McCally, Mike 12, 29, 35, 121, 153, 155 McCally, Miki 165 McClain, Chris 45, 46 McClain, Jeff 54 McClain, Mickey 54 McCleod, Raymond 46 McCormick, Candi 166, 169 McCormick, Patty 62, 166, 169 McCully, John 54, 105, 157 McDonald, 43 McDowell, Brian 54 McDowell, Christine 62 McDowell, Matt 62 McFarland, Jason 62, 147 McQee, Ron 111 McQehe, Michelle 54 McNamee, Vallie 24, 43, 46, 99, 169 McNeal, Todd 44, 46 Meadows, Crystal 54, 77, 141, 169 Meaows, Charles R. 35 Meloche, Julie 54, 112, 113, 143 Meloche, Marcy 24, 46 Meloche, Tony 22, 35, 101, 111, 169 Melone, Jason A. 35 Merrit, Angela 62 Merritt, Amy 46 Mesick, Cheryl 62, 143, 166 Messenger, John 68 Meurer, Michelle 36, 96, 97, 157 Meyer, Aaron 36, 172, 173 Meyer, Connie 46, 139, 160, 161 Meyers, Jeff 102, 103 Meyers, Joe 165 Meyers, Kris 55 Milhollin, Lisa Kaye 36 Miller, Heather 24, 54 Miller, Janice 54, 147, 166, 169 Miller, Jeff 46 Miller, Julie 20, 46, 47, 106, 107, 124, 125 Miller, Michael Allen 36 Miller, Michelle Ann 35 Miller, Mickey 54, 115 Miller, Mancy 62 Miller, Phillip W. 36 Miller, Regina 45, 46 Miller, Shannon 62, 68 Miller, Tom 62, 105 Miller, Michelle 5 Millet, Lois 68 Mingear, Chad 54 Misel, Shelly 46, 128, 129 Mohney, Bob 46 Mohney, Doug 130 Mohney, Marjorie 62 Mohney, Michelle 54, 139 Mollema, Andy 66, 67, 68, 157 Moore, Jeri Sue 62 Moore, Judy 32, 35 Moore, Judy Melinda 36 Mortand, Chris 54 Moyer, Larry 46 Muffley, Melaina 68 Muffley, Scott 55, 56, 57, 122, 123, 148 Mullins, Brian 62, 76 Murphy, Marianne 12, 31, 36, 67 Musser, Greg 46, 47 Myers, Jeff 46 Myers, Joe 64, 133 Myers, Joey 62 Myers, Kris 50, 109, 164, 165 n nondescript (nan-di-skript) Mash, Herb 46, 103 Meal, Becky 62. 63 Meal, Bob 62 Meidlinger, Kathy 36, 81, 155 nelson, Willie 10 rterad, Michael 62 rierad, Steve 29, 36 Mordentofl, Jacob 36 Norton, Jason 55, 141 nothdruft, Dennis 46, 49, 165 nothdrufl, Eric Jon 36, 121 nothdruft, Gary 36 nothdruft, William Walter 36 Nowicki, Bonnie 71 Mutt, Troy 62, 105, 123 o ostentation (as-tan-ta-shen) ODell, Amy 37, 78, 138, 139, 155 ODell, Patricia 37, 129 ODell, Trisha 113, 128 O ' Donnell, Marilyn 43, 68, 69, 80 Oakley, Wendy 32, 36, 99 Ockerman, Kristie 55 Olson, Heather 21, 55, 143 Oswalt, Jennifer 62 panacea (pan-- Pahl, Gerry 68, 76, 77 Palmer, Leslie 68 Park, Arnold 46, 78, 115, 133, 153, 155, 162 Parker, Cheryl 37, 150, 151, 158 Parker, Darrel 103 Parr, John 46, 141 Parshal, Tina 62 Patrick, T. 46 Patterson, Charlene 62, 169 Patterson, Jim 46 Patterson, Larry 46 Patterson, Ron 169 Pearson, Jody 46, 106, 107, 124, 125 Perk, Stacey 55 Persson, Paula Rae 37 Peters, Jon David 37 Phillips, Julianne 1 1 Pierce, Cathy 62 Pierce, Lori 17, 62, 134, 135, 162 Poe, Edgar Allen 1 Pollard, John 37, 131 Pollard, Phillip 62 Pollitt, Curt 55, 57 Pollitt, Shannon 46 Potter, Chris 105, 123 Potter, Paul 55 Prior, Mercedes 168 Probst, Annette 62, 119, 138, 139, 166, 169 Probst, Joe 55, 131 Pryor, Dorothy 5 Pulliam, Keshia Knight 13, 68 Pulliam, nancy 68 Q quell (kwei) Quails, Ingrid 63 R rationalize (rash-n-liz) Raiche, Elenora 69 Randolph, Connie Jean 37 Ransbottom, Dorothy 69 Rashad, Phylicia 13 Rasmussen, Shirley 69 Reece, Darren 62 Reece, Joanne 46 Reece, Ronald 70 Reed, Carolyn 46 Reed, Tami 46, 49 Reese, John 55, 141 Reish, Andrew 62 Reish, Cheryl 70, 162 Reno, Emery 62 Reno, Linda 46 Rentfrow, Ben 55 Rentfrow, Dana 62, 119, 135, 143 Rentfrow, Jennifer 62, 135, 165 Rentfrow, Laurie 62, 147 Rentfrow, Lori 165 Replogle, Darcy 53, 55, 57 Replogle, Wendy 62, 64 Reusink, Jeffra 47, 153 Reynolds, Jules 46, 47, 80 Reynolds, Rich 62 Reynolds, Troy Andrew 37 Rhinehart, Sean 46 Rhoda, Sabrina 62, 165 Rhodes, Mark 55 Rhodes, Renea 62 Rice, Caria 62 Richard, Joannie 62 Richardson, Joni 64, 108, 126, 165 Ridgley, Diane 55 Rifenberg, Brian 62 Rifenberg, Jill 62, 139, 169 Rifenberg, Joy 29, 36, 138, 39, 153, 155, 169 Riley, Annette 66, 67, 70 Riley, Charles 2, 70 Ring, Jason 131 Rinz, Cindy 37, 158 Rinz, Jason 55 Rinz, Jennifer 62, 139, 169 Roadax, A. 141 Roberts, Danny 62 Roberts, Jim 2, 45, 46, 47, 49, 80, 103, 121, 148 Roberts, Joe 21, 62, 64 Roberts, Kristine Ann 37 Roberts, Ryan 62, 63, 115, 133 Roberts, Sandy 62, 63, 135, 143 Roberts, Shannon 46, 49, 155 Roberts, Sherrie 55 Robinson, Christa 62, 139, 169 Robinson, Tony 5, 46, 76, 121 Rodaks, David 62 Rodaks, Joe 62 Roderick, Scott 46 Rodgers, Mike 55, 133 Rodriguez, Steve 21, 60, 62, 122, 162 Roe, Joanne 68, 70 Roggelien, Jill 55, 57, 108, 109, 170 Roggelin, Shelly 44, 47 Rosewarren, Amy 62 Roth, Melissa Bancroft 37 Roundhouse, Jane 52 Roush, nancy 70 Rowe, Gary 63 Rowe, Jamie 62 Rowe, Melissa 55 Rudd, Amy 55 Rudd, Jeffery Lane 37 Rudd, Sharon 62 Rudd, Steve 55 Ruedger, Colin 29 Ruesink, Jeffra 155 Ruggles, Hope 55, 56, 57, 143 Ruggles, Mark 47, 101, 102, 103, 120, 121, 141, 172 Rumsey, Shawn 55 Russel, Dawn 47 Russel, Troy D. 37 Rutenber, Mike 70, 71 Ruth, Brian 6, 29, 30, 31, 37, 158 Ruth, Debbie 51, 55, 57, 162 Ryan, Dan 146 Ryan, Shelly 70, 170 Ryan, Tim 120 squeamish (skwe-mixh) Sambo, Lolita 35, 37 Samuels, Denita 37, 150, 151, 158 Samuels, Lisa 37, 150, 166 Samuels, Richard 55 Sangalli, Jill 62, 169 Sangalli, John 62 Santow, Heather 62 Satchell, R. 63 Sayer, Scott 26, 37, 101, 121 Schafer, Kris 123 Schauer, Robbie 133 Schauersx, R. 105 Schippers, Erik 47 Schneider, Tony 60, 64 Schrader, Maria 55, 165 Schreuder, Sally 68, 70 Schrock, Ray 64, 105 Schulties, Troy 55, 77 Schuster, Duane 64 Scott, Deb 55 Scott, J. 135 Scott, Kathy 47 Scott, Kevin 65 Scott, Stephanie 55 153 169 Seager, Dawn 50, 55 Seager, Denise 65 Seaver, R. 63 Selby, Vincent 65 Shafer, Chris 65, 104, 105 Shafer, J. 105 Shelby Vincent 29 Sheline, Sue 47, 48 Shelton, Connie 48 Shelton, Lolita 65 Shepherd, Gene 65 Shermack, Bill 47, 48, 49, 85, 158 Sherman, James 65 Sherman, Jimmy 29 Shetterly, Brian 70, 79 Shingledecker, D. 65 inoE x233 r c -. ::■: Me;ody 55, 166 ;u:- . A- d 48, 158 Suusier. Duane 63 £- ' :utes. Deb 65 Shutes, Greg 57, 97, 155 Shutkas, Sandy 65 169 Sigmund, Jarreti 22, 43 Silvers, Brian 56 105 Simmons, i ' ico!e 43 Simon, Bradley Douglas 58 Singler Tammy Lynn 58 Singleton, Jackie 56 Slentz, Hal 56 Smith, Dave 70 Smith, Erik 48 Smith, Lennie 65 Smith, Michelle 1, 65 Smith, Murray 51, 56, 102, 105. 119 141 Smith Samantha 6 Smith, Tammy 56 Smith, Theresa 165 Snook, Matasha 65, 169 Society, national Honor 154 Solvik, Da id 65 Sommers, Stephanie 56, 166, 167 Southland, Dawn 56 Southland, Greg 58, 75, 121 Southland, Jamie 45, 48, 110, 111 121 Speakman, Veronica 56, 65 Speece, Dawn 56 Spence, Mike 65 125 Springsteen, Bruce 11 Staffen, Tim 57, 38 155 Stallone, Sylvester 7 Starship, 2 Steinman, Angela 65, 147 Stevens, Danny 24, 56 Stevens, Ed 48 Steward, Leonard 38, 75, 103, 158, 159 Stockdale, Stacey 2, 56, 111, 131 Stockdale, Tim 58, 111 Stofer, Hal 70, 133 Stomp, Rudy 70 Straights, Dire 2 Straka, Shirley 70 Street, Greg 75, 159 Street, Sharon 56 Stuckey, Alison 65, 119, 165 Stuckey, Jan 70 Stuckey, Mrs. 165 Suit, Sarah 70 Suit, Tim 56 Summers, Jennifer 48 Summers, Ron 56 Sussdorf, Mitch 36, 38, 158, 172, 175 Swiatowski, Tammy 65 Swihart, Tisha 8, 65, 109, 118, 119. 165 Swinsick, Raymond 38, 79 Sylvester. Betty 48 T turbulent (tar-bye-lent) TADAA. 7 Taffee, Katie 26, 44, 56, 109, 127, 135 Tail, Tracy I, 48, 143, 158 Talmage, Jeanine 56, 135 Talmage, Jennifer 56 Tank, Dawn 56, 145 Tank, James 158 Tanner. Sarah 43. 128, 129, 1.53, 155 Tannous, Tammy 65 Tannous, Tina 43, 48 Taylor, Dorcas 56, 93 150 Taylor, Kevin 29 Taylor, Lashawn 65 Taylor, Viola 48, 142, 145 Thompson, Amy 65 Thompson, Kristina 65, 113, 143 Thompson, Kristy 164 Thompson, Margaret 70 Thompson, Steve 56 Thurman, Brenda 158 Thurman, Greg 22, 51, 38, 120, 121 Thurman, Mark 121 Tierney, 162 Tierney, Ed 38, 75, 96, 97, 132, 133, 153, 154, 155, 162 Tierney, Tracy 56, 135, 157 Ties, family 6 Tilli, John 48, 64, 65 Timby, Jody 56, 162, 165 Timm, Chris 48, 49 Timm, Faith 70 Timm, George 65, 116, 117, 118, 119 Timm, T. 65 Timmer, Michelle 48, 49, 89 Timnel, John Patrick 38 Tipton, Charles 38, 155, 172 Tipton, Steve 56, 78 Titus, Bridgette 56, 147, 166 Tobin, Bill 121 Tobon, Jimena 65, 119, 134, 135, 168, 169 Toumi, Tammie 65 Trattles, Greg 38, 157 Trattles, Lynn 56, 135, 157, 169 Trimnell, John 24 Trimnell, Matt 56, 87 Tucker, Jim 2, 48, 102, 103, 121, 132, 133 Tucker, Joe 54, 56, 132 Turner, Jason 48, 49, 103, 130, 141 u urbane (r-ban) Ulrey, Pam 26, 38, 169 V vociferas (vo-sif-ros) Valasquez, Erank 63, 64, 65, 92, 122, 123, 146, 147 Valentine, Paul 56, 141 Valleau, Bill 71 VanAtta, Piorma 70 VanGiessen, Gary 68, 71 Vancely, J. 56 VanderWiere, Paul 68, 70 Vanderaa, David 48 Vandergeest, Jody 52, 58 Vansely, B. 48 Vedmore, Jeff 16, 47, 48, 121, 163 Vedmore, Lisa 60, 64, 65, 1 17, 1 19, 165, 175 Veronie, Jeff 45, 47, 48, 101, 105, 141 Vetter, Jennifer 65 Vogel, Sarah 71 w wistful (wist-fai) Wagner, Courtney 65, 119, 147, 165 Wagner, Laura 65, 166 Wagner, Michael Douglas 38 Wagner, Rob 6, 65, 130, 141 Wagner, Rodney 16, 32, 38, 103, 158, 169, 170 Waite, Michelle 56, 139 Walker, Janet 23, 43, 48, 135, 139 Walker, Pepper 56, 169 Wallace, Michelle 54, 56, 57 Walters, Stacy 48 Warmack, Tim 56, 57 Warner, Malcom-Jamal 13 Warner, Mike 56, 57 Warner, Shannon Marie 38 Warner, Suzette 71 Warwick, Dionne 11 Washington, Shonla L. 2, 38, 150 Waters, Erik 48, 49 Watson, Bert 71 Watson, Sue Ann 38 Weatherwax, L. 56, 57 Weatherwax, Sharon 71 Webb, Frank 65, 165 Weber, Becky 63, 64, 65 Weed, David 56, 57, 122, 123, 169 Weiandt, Caryn 9, 32, 39, 170, 171 Weidenbeck, Steve 170 Weiss, Mike 65, 147 Wellman, Matthew 48 Wells, Amy 48 Wenchel, Brenda 112, 169 Wendzel, Rachelle 65, 169 Wendzel, Scott 29, 36, 39 Wessell, Jefferey 65 Westfall, Greg 56, 57, 110, 111, 141 Westfall, Kenneth 48 Wheat, Anita 56, 57, 108, 109 Wheat, D. 105, 141 Wheat, Lisa 65, 108, 109, 126, 127 Wheeler, Brian 56, 57, 141 Whitaker, Thomas 65 White, Angela 54, 56, 57 White, Carla 52, 53, 56, 57 White, Daniel 48 White, Louis 39 White, Mike 48, 102, 103, 140, 141, 158 White, Sherry 48, 106, 162 White, Sterlyn 65, 143 White, Tonya 39, 158 Whitehead, Piicki 64, 65, 166, 167 Whitford, Anne 22, 63, 65, 119, 138, 139 Whitten, Coy 65 Whitten, Tammy 119, 147 Whitten, Tonya 63, 65, 151 Whitten, Versycia 36, 39, 151 Wiard, Tracy 64, 65 Wicker, Tony 138, 139 Wiedenbeck, Steve 36, 141 Wilcox, Cayce 56, 57, 164, 165 Wilcox, Ken 48 Wilkens, Mike 65 Wilkie, Dennis 26, 32, 103, 107, 120, 121, 158, 172, 173 Wilkins, Joe 103, 158 Williams, Charlie 29, 60, 65, 123 Williams, Darvel 65, 141 Williams, Don 60 Williams, Marcie 56, 57, 165 Williams, Raeschel 48 Williams, Randy 48, 111 Williams, Roxanne 65 Williams, Wendy 9, 158, 170, 171 Willis, Bill 32, 36 Willis, Bob 48 Willma, Scott Alan 39 Wilma, Mark 56, 57 Wilson, Bobby 65, 110, 111 Wilson, Jeff 20, 48, 130, 131 Wilson, Keith 65 Wilson, Kent 35, 36, 39, 103 Winchel, Brenda 56, 57, 113, 143 Winchel, Bryan 65 Wise, Kelly 25, 48, 50, 172 Wise, Richard 56, 57 Withers, John 45, 48, 56, 57, 105, 122, 123, 131 Woloszyk, Denise 43, 48 Wonder, Stevie 2 Wood, Corey 48 Wood, Wendy 53, 57, 108, 109, 126 Woods, Ralph 71, 148, 149 Wortinger, Mary Jo 23 Wurtsbaugh, Scott Wayn 39 Wyatt, Chad 65 Wyatt, Todd 57 xanthic (zan-thik) yen ( ' yen) Yearling, Chris 16, 134, 135, 172, 175 Yoder, Wendi 65 Yokuty, Chris 57 Yokuty, Shannon 1, 64, 65 Yoo, B. 57 Young, Dale 103, 148, 155, 172, 173, 175 Young, Vera 71 zeal (ze(e)l) Zonyk, Jeff 71 234 iriDEX I t started as a yen. A wistful desire to talie the mundane and nondescript words of the day and fabricate an exciting story that would make the readers filled with such zeal that they would kowtow at my feet. 1 avidly tried to coerce other staff members to assist, but they were filled with great lethargy. 1 appealed to the innate nature of our gregarious staff. That our staff would not together on this endeav- or amounted to heresy. I suggest- ed that if we wrote this together it would be a great panacea to cure our problems. They responded vociferously that they would have no part of this debacle. Without the staff support, I felt this would be a brash, egotistical attempt on my part to create an ostentatious display of my urbane writing knowledge. To prevent a turbulent crisis from occuring, I squeamishly decided to write this on my own. 1 was too cowardly to sign my name. It was as if a xanthic strip ran up my back. But I rationalized that this copy was too important not to turn in. I finally quelled my fear and jettisoned the final copy under Mrs. Bamum ' s door. IMDE x235 Kmm As the year drew to a close, most of us at TRHS, from staff to students were itching to leave the premises for summer va- cation. We ' d had enough and were ready to pack it in. School had taken its toll on the student popu- lation. Homework, tests, term papers, and last minute assignments had driven us to the brink of insanity. Or so we thought. Until that last bell rang on June 6 ( May 30 for seniors) signalizing that long awaited free- dom that summer had in store for us. While we were all anx- ious to " get out " many o] us began to look back a1 the past year with a twinge of sadness. As the year drew to a close, we recalled the memories O: yesterday that made 1986 stand out. The freshmen class facec their first year in the high school and they encoun- tered many social and academic changes, sophomores, who gratefully shed freshmen image, been busy determining their college aptitude while still enjoying the independance that a driv- er ' s license brings. With The had their had Vacancy. Room 321 is open for occupancy. However, during the school year it is filled to capacity with science and math students. All that Remains Empties from breakfast and lunch take their place in the trash receptacle outside the par- king lot door. Students find the food from area fast food restaurants irre- sistible. Good Reading The library offers books and more books. It also pro- vides a place to study, read, and finish up last minute research papers. 236 CLOSiriQ one foot in the door, the juniors spent the year trying desperately to make a name beneath the shadow of the senior class. The seniors had finally enjoyed their year as " Top Dog " and used it up to the fullest. Although the under- classmen would be re- tuming to a familiar set- ting, things would never be the same, as change was an inevitable point of our growth. For the 179 graduating seniors, things weren ' t that straight forward. Our fo- cus was aimed toward the future and the many things it offered. Some of us chose to continue our education by attending four year institutions, ju- nior colleges or trade schools. Several enlisted in a branch of the armed forces. Still others head- ed into the business rat-race of the working world. But no matter what direction we chose, we had reached a point where our childhood ended and our adult life faced us all. Everyone came to realize that this was it, there was no turn- ing back. without a Trace. A pair of disgar- ded Pony high tops are left behind as the owner occupies a pair of track spikes during a track meet. Uninhabited. The halls are rarely empty, but after the last bell rings on the last day, the school quickly be- comes deserted with only the memo- ries of yesterday. CLOSinQ237 - - - —r — - - - — - " STAFF Editors Kristy bales Robyn Qrubbs Student Life Pam DuFour Beth Qleason Kelly Wise Clubs Aaron Meyer Mitch Sussdorf Academics Michelle Haines BeckiHandy Charles Tipton Sports Mark Ruggles Dennis Wilkie Dale Young People Robyn Qrubbs Jennifer Hoffman Shelly Kramb Chris Yearling Division Pages Kristy Bales Dennis Wilkie Cover Dennis Wilkie Dale Young Computer Program Mike McCally Robyn Qrubbs Advisor Mrs. Wendy Barnum ACKNOWLEDQEMEnXS Mr. Ralph Woods for his help in photogra- phy. Gerry Allen for photography Mr. Jerry Harness for photography. Mr. Robert Henning for taking over halfway through the year as our rep. Mr. Sam Lyndon for his help. Ms. Suzette Warner for her help on the school ' s history. The Three Rivers Commercial-riews for their assistant in photos. All of the staff for their constant support and understanding. ETC . . . The 75th volume of the Three Rivers High School Reflector was printed by Walsworth Publishing Company in Marceline, Missouri. Representing the company was Mr. Sam Lyndon, who had been our representative for five years. He was assisted this year by Mr. Dave Reick. " Sam " received a promo- tion and wil be greatly missed. He will be replaced by Mr. Robert Henning. Senior portraits were provided by H.A. Powell Studios. All underclass mug shots were provided by National School Studios of Kalamazoo. The cover was done in 100% 601 Royal Blue on 150 point binder ' s board with 100% gold and Mistral art type. The binding was smythe-sewn super-rounded and backed. The cover design was by Dennis Wilkie and Dale Young. Endsheets were designed by Kristy Bales and Dennis Wilkie. Spot color used was 305 Royal Blue, 100 Process Red, and 803 aqua. Paper stock was in dull enamel. Body copy was set in 10 point Benguiat. Large initial letters were in 60 point. Body copy for the mini mag was set in 10 point Kabel. Captions were set in 8 point Benguiat with lead-in ' s in Benguiat boldfaced ital- ics. Headlines were set in 72 point Ben- guiat bold, 48 point Roman, and 60 point Bookman Bold. Body copy for the opening, closing and division pages was in 12 point Benguilat with Mistral Acetate art tyupe in 48 point. Straight to the Point was sold for $16.00. 238 lU WALS VORTH PUBLISHING COM PA N Y ■ m ■ J f. f


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