Truman High School - Heritage Yearbook (Independence, MO)
- Class of 1980
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Heritage 1980 .1
Open the door to our heritage,
Unlock our memories of the past, and
Remember . . .
Happiness and sorrow, the
Expressions of our inner beings, the
Realization that we are unique
Individuals, yet We are bound
Together by our common interests to
Achieve and reach our
Goals, to carry on and
Encounter what our future holds.
Lake .lacomo offers many forms of entertain-
ment, ranging anywhere from parties and picnics
to relaxing sunsets. Cover: The night life of N0-
land Road picks up on Friday and Saturday
Truman High School 0 3301 South
Noland Road, Independence, Missouri
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Students react to peers
by Cindy Kirkman
Peer acceptance, homework and compe-
tition have become rising pressures faced
by high school students, and Dr. Robert
Shepherd, psychologist, sees the rise con-
"I see the family becoming less impor-
tant while the peer group is becoming
more important. Teenagers are almost al-
ways conforming to what is acceptable by
other people. I believe the causes behind
these pressures are parents, teachers or
someone telling them what they want them
One of the many pressures faced by
teenagers is the importance of peer accep-
"I would be absolutely miserable if I
didn't have friends. Acceptance is some-
what important to me. When I am accept-
ed, it makes me feel better about myself
and the person I am," senior Tracy Rubick
Peer pressure is sometimes blamed for
alcoholism, drug addiction and vandalism,
but according to Dr. Shepherd it has its
"Peer pressure can be good. It can help
teens with problems relating to school,
friends, family and the future."
How do students feel about peer pres-
sure? Junior Shelley Hendrix expressed
her opinion about being yourself:
"Most people need to be accepted by
peers, yet if you like yourself the way you
are, it is unnecessary to change yourself so
that others will like you. If they accept you
as you are, great, if not, they're not worth
being friends Nwithf,
Another pressure is caused by school-
work: Deadlines, tests and homework pres-
sure students to excell and meet chal-
"I usually don't feel pressured by teach-
ers, although some have insuniated that I
don't use my potential. This makes me try
harder to please. My parents expect me to
do my best, and that will be fine with
them. My peers sometimes poke fun at me
for getting the high score on a hard test,
but they don't pressure me," Tracy said.
Competition is another pressure faced
by high school students. Sports is not the
only means of competition, it is a part of
"There will always be competition wher-
ever one goes or whatever one does," Shel-
But senior Eric Holcomb felt differently
about the need to compete:
"Competiton can often created enemies
if you strive too hard."
Jim Talbott, football coach and psy-
chology teacher, agreed:
"The need is not to compete but to co-
operate and relate.
Present reflects heritage
by Jim Waterhouse
Staged gun fights, square dancing, west-
ern music, frontier clothing, but on the
newer side, a disco, rock-n-roll bands,
flashing carnival-reminiscent of Santa-
Cali-Gon activities over the Labor Day
Like many activities in the community,
Santa-Cali-Gon perserves the flavor of the
historical side of Independence while it
also illustrates the influences of modern
life. Rehabilitation of older areas of the
city utilizes previously occupied space.
The Bingham-Waggoner mansion, one
of many mid-19th century homes in Inde-
pendence, is being preserved for S250,000
through donations from residents, includ-
ing Truman students.
"We gave 8167. I think it was very
worthwhile, not only for just the publicity
of Truman, but also that it does something
for the communityf' Brenda Beck, Stu-
dents and Community Concerns chairman
"I really have been simply amazed and
excited by the number of people so enthu-
siastic about itf, Martha Ingram, chair-
man of the committee to restore the
Bingham-Waggoner mansion, said.
"There are times I get discouraged, but I
see the home in the middle of the city and
just know we must get it."
Preservation of another old building in
the middle of the city has produced the
Roger Sermon Community Center. This
tax-supported center was dedicated in
With a 236-seat fully equipped theater,
a game-room and gymnasium, the center
houses activities for everyone. Mayor Lee
Comer says he hopes this will be a place
for teenagers to go.
"You know the problem on Noland
Road, I really hope this will give the young
people a place to gof, Mayor Comer said.
A place to go for some teenagers means
a park. The newest park in Independence
is George Owens' Nature Park and an-
other, Glendale Park, is planned for the
Tremendous use of the Parks and Re-
creation programs by elderly people and
teenagers, supplied a common bond for
the two generations. For young people,
sports are the major attractions. For the
eldery, arts and crafts are emphasized.
Emphasis focused another way on the
annual event of Santa-Cali-Gon. Commer-
cialism has invaded the festival, even to
the point of lessening the true meaning.
"I think of Santa-Cali-Gon as just an-
other carnival, but some people really get
into itf' junior Doug Ruse said.
To Ingram, Independence, with reflec-
tions of both the old and the new, seems
"just like old stories?
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Apathy continues to plague teenagers
by Jim Waterhouse
GROAN - that's right- GROAN -
Get Rid of Apathy Now was the slogan for
Spirit week, October I5-19, in which Stu-
dent Council tried to cure some of the
"I think the day that went over the best
was dress-up day," Tim Pfohl, president of
Student Council, said.
Student apathy has been a problem for
many years, and this year there has been
little change, but more of an effort for
"I think this year's Student Council is
one of the best we've had. They are ener-
getic, enthusiastic and willing to work
hard. We have put up posters and had
different activities to try to cure some of
the apathy," Nancy Ziegenhorn, Student
Council adviser, said.
"I think to a point there is student apa-
thy, but then there is a point, not as much
apathy. Of course, there are always those
'I don't give a damn' students," senior
Greg LeVota said.
Apathy has arisen for many reasons. To-
day, society demands more from teenagers
and many students are forced to work.
Owning cars, keeping up with inflation
and wanting to experience more are many
of the explanations for the job desire:
"A lot of it fapathyj is because people
have jobs and they need the money," sen-
ior Donny Parrish said.
"We are living in a more affluent age. It
used to be that school was a big social
place, but not anymore," Ziegenhorn said.
"I think we're kind of trapped by our lifes-
tyle. Kids have to work to have money for
clothes, cars, etcetera, so they can't par-
ticipate as much. It's really a vicious cir-
Apathy is widespread, and some student
apathy derives from teacher apathy. Lack
of teacher interest, an abundance of work,
and non-supportive teachers explain some
of the teacher apathy:
cause they are easy, quick and allow peo-
ple to get away from their problems at
least for a few hours," Tim said.
Bill Bohs, counselor of a mental insti-
tute and alcohol abuse program in the
Kansas City area, said he feels teenagers
turn to alcohol because of "peer pressure
tied in with growing up and acting like
adults. I would also say that at least 50
percent of the people in high school have
" We are living in a more affluent age. I t used to be that school was a big
social place, but not anymore. I think we're kind of trapped by our
"Apathetic teachers are my biggest
problem," Jim Burrus, organizer of a new
club, said. "If the teacher doesn't care,
then the students don't' care."
"I think the teachers are apathetic: per-
haps we are in the same league as the
student. Probably because we both Cteach-
er and studentj are very busy. Speaking
for myself, I know I'm apathetic mainly
because I've got so much to do,', Ziegen-
Often peer pressure causes apathy. As a
result, students become less interested in
school and don't participate, fearing that
other students will make fun of them. Oc-
casionally, this peer pressure turns stu-
dents to drugs or some other form of relief:
"Some people don't participate because
they don't want to get involved," senior
Brian Nordike said.
"I think drugs seem to be effective be-
gotten drunk at least once."
"I think most people do drugs because
other people do it, and they want to be
accepted," senior Ross Passantino said.
Although apathy lessened some school
activities, it did not develop into a large
problem this year:
"The styles are not dictated by one indi-
vidual, and they have changed in many
ways. I think most kids are trying to prove
something in a wrong way," Vice-Princi-
pal Clay Snowden said. Ziegenhorn,
though, said she feels students are becom-
ing more active:
"I see more of a resurgence of enthusi-
asm for school today," she said.
Although apathy presents itself in many
forms and has many explanations, it is
A "Most anti-school students would rather
listen to Led Zeppelin albums than do
their homework and study," Jim added.
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Weekends furnished an opportunity
for students to take a break from the
every day routine of school.
"I definitely look forward to the
weekend because there's no school," ju-
nior Byron White said. "At one time or
another everyone feels that way I'm
A teenager's weekend could have
ranged from many things because of the
many opportunities they had in which
to spend a weekend.
One such opportunity was Summer
Jam, held Sept. 1. Little River Band,
REO, Pat Travers and Santana, all ma-
jor rock-n-roll groups, entertained the
massive group of people who attended.
Despite the bad weather, it proved to be
"REO did a real good job under the
circumstances. It rained while they
were on and they could have fried, but
they went on," senior Jeannie Richard-
Royals Stadium was the setting of
Summer Jam as well as many other
concerts brought to Kansas City for
"Some concerts are for the older gen-
eration like Willie Nelson, but rock
concerts are for us and students go a lot
just for entertainment."
Royals Stadium set the scene for an-
other past time of many. Frequent visits
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to the baseball games caused some stu-
dents to catch "Royal Mania":
"To me, going to the games gets you
involved with something happening in
Kansas City. If you go enough, it's just
like supporting your school," senior
Jacque LaBruzzo explained. "You get
so involved you've got to go again and
Yet for others attending games was a
change of pace:
"I really like baseball and during the
summer it was somewhere different to
go," Byron said.
As some students watched sports,
others participated. Miniature-golf at
Cool Crest, for example, gave students
the opportunity to be active:
"I like going to Cool Crest because
it's a nice place to play a pretty cheap
sport," senior Morris Sealey comment-
"Also, they have made it and kept it
One student said it was such a total
change in scenery, it made you think
you were somewhere else other than In-
For those not into the sports action,
Worlds of Fun provided another type of
entertainment for teenagers, although
the majority of people are children and
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Above: Onlookers as well as riders experience an
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with beauty. The mini-golf courses contain many flower gardens and
fountains. Inset: Screamroller, the double-loop roller coaster at Worlds of
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"World of Fun is great for all age
groups, but the majority of people who
go are with parents. The exception be-
ing on two-for-one nights, then it's
mostly couples," senior Lisa Piedi-
A big attraction this year was the
Worlds of Fun disco. It was a place to
meet old friends and make new friends.
"We went for the discos, which were
mostly at night," junior Cindy Kluska
For those people who enjoy solitude
on the weekend, Lake Jacomo supplied
an away from the city atmosphere.
"I like to go to Lake Jacomo, where
there's trees and places to go walking
around. You can really enjoy yourself
just exploring through the woods,"
sophomore Kim Lavis explained.
As fall set in warm clothes, hay and
bonfires portrayed one of this years big-
gest fads-hayrides. Most hayrides
were held at Homestead Farm on a Fri-
day or Saturday night.
An open invitation was the custom
for most of the hayrides:
"One or two people would have the
hayride and then they say anyone who
wants to come," senior Marcia Soule
said. "But some are only for couples."
Reasons for such a different type of
"People are getting bummed out on
just going to the show. You can't talk
during the movie and people are getting
tired of going and sitting through a
show. They want to be more activef'
"Most kids go because it's like a big
party without chaperones. They don't
tell you what you can and cannot do,"
senior Tracy Rubick said.
"I go and see who is with who and
hear all the latest news."
Even with all these things to do
McDonalds still is an all time favorite
for several teenagers.
"People come in and just buy a coke,
then they sit in the lobby for and hour
or longer," senior Jim Carlson said.
"If you want something really good
to eat there's better places to go, but
McDonalds is a cheap, fast-food place
and a place to talk. It is just another
social gathering place for teenagers."
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Below: Community participation is welcomed in the
Betty Y. Stites library.
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Library extends wing
A dedication ceremony for the new Bet-
ty Young Stites Library was held October
15 in memory of the late Board of Educa-
tion director.. u -
"This evening IS a memorial to Betty
Stites," Principal LeRoy Brown said.
Mrs. Stites, a member of the Board of
Education for five years, was vice-presi-
dent for a year before she died of cancer
on June 10. She was also PTA president of
three schools, including Truman, and In-
dependence PTA president.
Dr. Robert Henley, superintendent, ex-
plained at the dedication ceremony how
Mrs. Stites became on integral part in
planning for the new library:
"We were written up as being inad-
"Mrs Stites often said how we needed a
good library for our students, and that was
exactly what was planned," Dr. Henley
A year and a half of planning and about
S800,000 later, the media center was ready
to be built.
"Betty followed the progress of the li-
brary to the very smallest detail," Dr.
Finally in October the library opened
for student traffic. Students made ready
use of the new tables and chairs, book-
shelves, magazine rack and 900 pound
Private conference rooms were built for
student convenience, and for the teachers
an added work room and a lounge for non-
smoking teachers were made available.
"More of the faculty made assignments
which needed the help of the library facili-
ties," librarian Sharon Keeland said. "We
had at least one teacher every day."
The library also features a glass-encased
Harry S. Truman memorial, that contains
photos, manuscripts, and campaign
memorabilia signed and dedicated to the
school by the late ex-president.
In addition to the new furniture and
building, 520,00 worth of books and refer-
ence materials were purchased for student
access. Also 55,000 was spent on new
audio visual aides.
"We've seen Truman turn into a very
fine educational opportunity," Brown said,
as he surveyed the new addition.
Curtains and plants were later added as
finishing touches to the orange and white
"We're proud tonight to dedicate this
library to Betty Young Stites," Jeanne
Miller, Board President, said.
Ronald Stites, eldest son, expressed the
family's appreciation. Other members of
Mrs. Stites family present at the dedica-
tion were her other two children, Janet
and Steve, Truman graduates and her hus-
The start of school brought kids to-
gether with special band practices, club
parties, hayrides and dances. Some
even got together before school started.
Four days a week for two hours be-
fore school opened the band practiced
to prepare for the upcoming football
"Mr, Love didn't require the rehears-
als, but he was disgusted if we didn't
show up. I didn't mind going to them,
because I knew they would pay off dur-
ing the season," senior Kim Carter said.
"I like band better this year. I feel it's
something I can be proud of. Last year
I was kind of embarrassed," senior
Chris Ghaly, bassoonist, said.
Once school was in session French
Club held a gouter, or "afternoon
"We planned the gouter to introduce
them to the types of things we'd be do-
ing in French club for the rest of the
year," secretary, senior Roxanne Stock-
Student Council sponsored a back-
to-school bash trying to get students in-
volved in dances, especially the sopho-
"Our original intent was to have the
bash on the same night as orientation.
We felt that this way the sophomores
might get interested in coming to
dances before the upper classmen could
ick off year
influence them," Bill Drinkwater, Stu-
dent Council assistant sponsor, ex-
Programs of the bash were album
give aways, a dance contest, and guess-
ing games. Senior Tim Pfhol, StuCo
president, was d.j. for the evening. Ap-
proximately 250 students participated,
most of them sophomores.
"I was really pleased with the turn
out. We made 100 percent profit and I
judge everything by money. If you
make a profit, it's a successg if you
don't, it's a failure," Tim said.
Private individuals and clubs also
held hayrides to help get the year start-
ed right. Students attended these for
"I like the private hayrides better
than the ones the clubs have. One rea-
son I go is because it's something for me
to do with my friends," junior David
"The atmosphere was different from
any other party I'd been to. Everyone
was throwing hay and being really row-
dy. It was one thing I had a lot of fun
at," senior Mary Kondo said.
"Our hayride was really great! Some
girls brought dates and we all just ran
around acting crazy," junior Pat Du-
chene, Starstepper, said.
Despite these activities, students said
they still had mixed emotions.
Above: Bus stops provide another driving haz-
ard for motorists during the school months.
Above: Unlike disco and rock, mellow songs give
students the opportunity to slow dance together.
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er cuisine after school at the French Club goutcr.
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sphere at hayrides different from uny other party
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bines his disc jockey talents with extrzz vugzznt equip-
ment for the Back- To-School Bash. Left: Long hours
of early-morning practices give Stzirsteppers and
band members the high-stepping precision necessary
for their state competitions.
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nflation hits students
"I can remember paying 50 cents a
gallon for gas, now it's a dollar a gallon
- I canft believe it."
This statement is a common one
when the rising costs of fuel is dis-
cussed. In a period from June to Octo-
ber, 1979, the price of gas rose IOC
percent. Thr affects on students lives
was signifi' ant.
The average student is paid the 52.90
minimum wage an hour and works an
average of 20 hours a week. This rise in
the price of gas is taking approximately
one-fourth of their weekly paycheck.
To make driving more affordable,
some students have been forced to drive
vehicles which get better gas mileage.
"During the summer I drove my mo-
torcycle everywhere. Itfs a lot less ex-
pensive that way," senior Alan Johnson
"I sold my Chevy because it was only
getting 9 to 10 miles a gallon and I
couldn't afford to pay it. So, I traded
that in for a Volkswagen to save on gas
and money," senior Craig Fenner said.
This increase has also had an effect
on the social activities of students. The
attendance of away games is down,
which can be attributed to the expense
of getting there. Another activity which
has been affected was dating. Many
students stayed home with their date
and watched movies on television.
"There have been times when live
just gone over to my girlfriend's house
and we'd pop corn and catch a late
movie," senior Larry Buccero said.
Along with this, traffic has been de-
creasing. This is especially evident on
Noland Road. The decreased traffic
has a serious affect on the business on
"I know that during June and July we
didn't do the same kind of business we
did the same time last year. A lot of
people didn't take their vacations until
they were sure of the gas situation,"
senior Jim Carlson, McDonald's swing
Record prices have risen along with
gas pricesg from five dollars for a single
album to seven dollars in some stores.
This has stopped many from buying al-
bums they once would have purchased.
"I used to buy a lot of albums when
they were first released, but now I only
buy the ones I really like and have
heard they were excellent," senior Jeff
At times the gas situation was like it
is depicted in the King's song "Low
" . . . you can't buya gallon of gas for
any amount of cash."
Above: Once-congested Noland Road reflects the
effect of rising gas prices on students' cruising.
Left: Gas stations frequently run short of gas
because of smaller gas allotments.
Right: Starting the halhtime ceremony, each girl
is driven around the tield as an announcer de-
scribes the activities she is in. Below: Junior at-
tendants Angie Zimmerman and Rhonda French.
Dream become reality
"Dreams" proved to be the appropri-
ate Homecoming theme for Susi Wash-
burn as she was crowned queen during
an early half time:
"It was like a dream come true, like a
little girl's fantasy," Susi said.
Susi received a dozen red roses and
was crowned by 1978-1979 Homecom-
ing Queen Christi Lyon, who was es-
corted by Tim Pfohl, Student Council
"I thought someone else had it. All
my dad and I could do was cry," she
expressed. "It was such an honor to be
an attendant and then to become queen
was so exciting. I was so happy.
Seniors Karey Morley and Lori
Sievers, juniors Rhonda French and
Angie Zimmerman, and sophomores
Tani Stanke and Michelle Blankenship
completed Susi's court.
These candidates were selected by
the fall sports teams and Pep Club, then
voted on by the entire student body ac-
cording to classes.
Active participation in many school
activities was one of Susi's outstanding
qualities. She was a member of Pep
Club, a Starstepper, president of
French Club, a Student Council repren-
tative, a member of Fellowship of
Christian Athletes, an Interact member
and in Presidents Club.
Lori participated in many sports re-
lated activities. She was a member of
the varsity volleyball team, varsity soft-
ball team and a member of FCA.
Parliamentarian of Student Council,
a member of Students In Action for
Education, French Club, President's
Club, and Baseball Girls, Karey was
involved in many activities at Truman.
For the first time, the Homecoming
backdrop was a float at the end of the
football field instead of in the bleach-
ers. Senior attendant Karey expressed
her feeling toward this:
"I liked this better, because it was
neat to be down on the field. You can
become more involved and you can see
"Everbody came down and talked to
us which made us feel more part of the
Just a few minutes before second
quarter, a power problem with a set of
lights resulted into an early ceremony.
"Homecoming wasn't the best be-
cause of the lights, but it was still very
exciting to me," Susi smilingly said.
The Homecoming Dance, sponsored
by Student Council, was held after the
Truman-Lee's Summit game. Super Q
disc jockey Jay Glass provided the
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veiwed at practices, help the seniors to
a 28-0 win over the sophomore and
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nual Powder Puff game, by defeating
the sophomores and juniors 28-0.
One night a year the roles are com-
pletely switched. Instead of playing
tackle like the boys, the game was to be
played as flag football, although anyone
there could see it was more than flag:
"Everybody wanted to kill. I just
wanted to get some flags. The seniors
wanted to play tackle the second half. I
thought it was going to be more fun, but
it was too rough," sophomore Tani
Senior Jan McConnell disputed that
"Everybody knew before the game
started that it was going to be like that
Croughj. It's like that every year.
"It .got to the point that the sopho-
mores and juniors wanted to know if
there was a black list. There wasnlt, but
it got to be a jokef'
Coaching came from seniors Brian
Clark, Gary Sell and Louis Orlando
and juniors Byron White, John Wil-
liamson and Jimmy Johnson.
Short dresses, curly wigs and purses
helped "deck-out" the king candidates.
During the half-time ceremony, Bucky
Buckland was crowned Powder Puff
"I was very emotional. It was a once-
in-a-lifetime thing and I would like to
thank everyone who contributed," King
Bucky excitedly said.
Other candidates were Junior Enke,
Dan McGee, Donny Parrish and Gary
Jones. These candidates collected mon-
ey trying to receive the largest amount
and to become the winner. Bucky col-
Total earnings for the senior class
was 5642. This was used for senior ac-
tivities and the prom.
Many people came to see the game:
"Participation was excellent. We
made S298 on ticket sales just that
night," Tammi Weyrauch, senior class
Seniors said they saw Powder Puff as
a time to have fun, as well as unite
together and raise money:
"I had a blast. It was great, and I
think they should have it each year,"
Above: King candidates, Junior Enke, Gary Jones,
Dan McGee and Bucky Buckland, display latest fash-
Culprits seize hostages
"lim thinking a man could be haunt-
ed forever . . . that if he had done this
at the right time he might have
prevented it all."
The fall play, "The Desperate
Hours," dealt with an ordinary, every-
day family being held hostage in its own
home by three escaped convicts. The
Hilliard family consisted to a father,
mother, daughter and son.
"The kids and I felt, even though
some people might have thought the
tender scenes were a little corny, that
people would really react that way in
the type of situationf' director Kath-
leen Tucker said.
Blackouts ran throughout the pro-
duction from the sidestage, which was
the police department, to the main-
stage, which was the Hilliard home.
From beginning to end, the police, Jesse
Bard, Tom Winston and Harry Carson,
were trying to locate the convicts,
Glenn Griffin, Hank Griffin and Ro-
Junior Rob Latimer, who played
Bard, said he felt that this drama was
"The play was so emotionally in-
volved because of the situation we dealt
with. That kind of thing could happen
to any unsuspecting family or individ-
ual," he said. "A lot of people must
have gotten into it because they would
ask me the next day why I killed
Tucker said she felt that the play
couldn't have been put on at a more
"We didn't know at the time that we
chose the play for production just a
month later, unfortunately, we would
be so timely with the occurrence of the
Iran crisis," she said.
"Some people don't really appreciate
life and don't see their families with
enough love or affection until they are
in danger of losing it all," Tucker said.
Junior Enke said all the hard work
was worth it:
"It really all came together the last
few weeks. I know I didn't really get
into the character until I put on my
Above: Hank, an unsure convict, ponders the
harshness of his friend and brother toward the
family. Right: After the young boy runs from the
culprits, Dan immediately over reacts and tries to
call the police despite his wife and daughterk
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crisis is extremely necessary for the young boy. Left:
A successful three-story set and sidestagc added to
the dramatic story ofa family held cpative.
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Fancy long dresses, slick three-piece
suits and beautiful corsages formed the
attire for the first all-school formal of
the year, the annual "Heritage Dance."
The Chuck Inzerillo Orchestra pro-
vided music for the couples throughout
the evening as they danced around the
traditional, ceiling-high Christmas tree.
During breaks, or as a time to rest, cou-
ples conversed at the small, greenery-
decorated, candle-lit tables.
After days of waiting the time finally
arrived for the announcement of king
and queen, but not nearly fast enough:
"I couldn't hardly stand to wait that
long -- two weeks," Tammi Weyrauch
said. "I wanted it to get here, but then it
went too fast."
John Steele and Tammi Weyrauch
were announced king and queen by Ray
Allen, yearbook editor, and Jim Water-
house, managing editor.
John said receiving king was more
than just another thing to his collection,
it was an honor:
"To me, it was like I made some kind
of contribution to the class and that's
why I was chosen king.
"I think they should have a king at all
the dances because the guys participate
as much as the girls. So, why just girls?"
King John and Queen Tammi led the
dance but others joined in:
"It was kinda fun out there dancing
while the band played my favorite song,
'Pm Dreaming of a White Christmasf'
Tammi received a crown and a dozen
red roses while John received an en-
graved silver key chain.
Their court was made complete with
seniors Stacy Kroner, Jennifer Raga,
Larry Buccero and Eric Holcombg ju-
niors Phil Blount and Shelley Hendrixg
and sophomores Brad Lyon and Trisha
Above: Sophomore attendants Trisha Anderson
and Brad Lyon. Left: Junior attendants Shelley
Hendrix and Phil Blount.
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"Open a new window, open a new
door, travel a new highway that's never
been tried before ..." That's exactly
what the Drama and Music Depart-
ments achieved with three perfor-
mances of "Mame," Feb. 15-II7.
With a cast of more than 75 mem-
bers, the costumes became a problem
for the costume crew:
"The girls and guys in the chorus and
the dancers had to make outfits for
many of the different scenes. The Dra-
ma Department bought the material
and everyone had to make or have
someone make their outfits," Debbie
Matthews fVeraJ said.
Costumes, not made by crew mem-
bers of the cast, had to be taken out of
storage from past plays or be rented:
"We rented the fur coats and hoops
for my dress," Perri Lynn Blount
fMamej said. "Mom made five of my
costumes and tailored the ones taken
out of costumes."
Finally the costumes were fitted and
ready for performances. The next major
step was getting costumes changed and
people back on stage:
Above: Vera tries to become a star until Mame
falls off the moon in the linal scene. Left: South-
ern belles and country gents sing background mu-
sic as Mame listens intently to Beauregard Jack-
son Pickett Burnside, played by Gary Jones, pro-
"I had 17 different costumes during
the play. Everytime I went off stage I
had to change into something differ-
ent," Perri said.
"Everyone had at least one costume
change," Debbie added.
Because of the quick changes, props,
and scenery, the backstage crews kept
"There was never a moment during
the musical that Iwas standing still,
not even during intermission because
that's when I was agingf, Perri com-
mented. "Many times I would just get
an outfit off before someone else threw
another one on."
Music for "Mame" was provided by
the orchestra and a few additional mu-
sicians outside of school:
"We needed more volume and full-
ness in some areas," an orchestra mem-
After costumes were made, music
members added and scenery built,
"Mame" was ready to be presented:
"Friday night everything came to-
gether and Sunday, it was great," Perri
Above: Its a complete change-over from the old
Agnes Gooch, shy, naive and-just plain stupid, to
the new Agnes, bold, brassy and ready for a good
time. Agnes was played by senior Gwen Freytag.
Best gain queen title
"And now the 1980 Winter Sports
Queen is . . . Leighanne Best."
"It'seemed like forever between the
time Kathy said the 1980 Winter Sports
Queen, and my name," Leighanne said.
"It was really exciting. Just being up
for it was an honor and it really didn't
occur to me that someone had to win.
Then she announced my name and I
Held during half-time of the varsity
Truman-Lee's Summit game, the
Courtwarming ceremony had a new
"This year we turned out all the
lights but a center row. This made it
look like a pathway," Kathy Reed said.
Leighanne's court was made up of
seniors Kim Howard and Sabrina Mill-
er, junior Teresa McMahon and sopho-
more Jennifer Haas. Both seniors atten-
dants had not been up for queen before,
causing a feeling of excitement for
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The queen attendants wore long
dresses with a lace overlay to go with
the theme "White Lace and Promisesf'
"The dresses seemed like wedding
dresses because they were so lacy and
full,', Leighanne explained. "It fthe
ceremonyj was really formal."
Leighanne was crowned by Bucky
Buckland, Student Council vice-presi-
dent, and given one dozen red roses.
The roses were a big part of her even-
"The neatest thing was the roses,be-
cause I've never received roses before,"
Pep Band played "We've Only Just
Begun" while Leighanne and her court
were escorted to their seats. A huge, red
heart on a pink background served as
"Our dresses went really well with
the theme and the background," Teresa
said. "It was really pretty with the
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dance to a variety of music played by Tim Pfolzl, a
disc jockey at Super Q. Student Council sponsored
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Jan Stu y, talks about his country at the assembly.
Right: Getting positive points for pennies means
lots of coins for senior Tammi Weyra uch to count
and wrap. Below: Pickles were sold all week and
delivered the next Monday because of a snow
storm, causing school to be out on Frida y.
Activities raise money
Paper cranes, suckers with flags,
shares and an all-school assembly com-
bined with many other activities which
made-up AFS Week.
February 4-8 was distinguished as
AFS Week. One thousand dollars set
the goal to be raised during the week:
"We have to have that much money
or we donlt get an AFS student. If we
make more, we might be able to have
two students for next year," president
Barb Paxton said.
Monday morning an assembly start-
ed off the week with visiting AFS stu-
dents from France, Cyprus, the Nether-
lands and Columbia telling about their
"The AFS chapter selects students
from countries all over the world. It
helps us to learn to live with other peo-
ple of other cultures," Barb explained.
"These students stayed with members
of the AFS club, so they learned about
our country and culture, alsof,
Tuesday was designated as Japan
Day to honor Mariko Kondo tMaryJ,
Truman's AFS student. Mary dressed
in the traditional Japanese costume,
"About 80 people said, 'Oh Mary, I
like your outfitf They liked it because
of the colorsf' Mary said. "Some would
ask me if I had my pajamas or bath
robe on, but they were just joking."
Suckers with Japanese flags on them
were sold along with paper cranes
signed by Mary:
"In Japan the paper crane is given
away for good luck," she explained.
Many clubs aided AFS on Thursday,
which was Club Day. Other clubs in the
school either had a money-making pro-
ject or donated money.
During the week shares were sold in
homerooms along with pickles, but it
was the penny jugs that caused compe-
tition between the seniors, juniors and
"Putting pennies in the jugs were
positive points and silver coins or dol-
lars were negative," secretary Tracy
Reed said. "At the end, whichever class
won would receive a spirit stick. It
would beput in the AFS show case until
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working on Japanese cranes made with origami papers of many different
Above: An after-school reception gives students more time to converse
with foreign exchange students. Left: A successful week takes time and
planning by AFS committees. Inset: Kimonos are worn only on special
occasions in Japan, but Mary wears hers to school on Tuesday, Japan Day.
Below: Ka thy Reed received the Daughters of the
American Revolution A ward for outstanding
John Steele and Tammi Weyraucll were chosen as Mr. and Miss School
Below: Front Row: Leighanne Best, Tammi
Weyrauch, Julie Kesner. Back Row: Jim Water-
house, Kent Roberson, Quintin Cokingtin. These
students were selected as outstanding students by
the senior class and honored by the Optimist
Group award seniors
At various times throughout the year,
outstanding seniors received honors
from local organizations and the school.
Six seniors were recognized by the
East Independence Optimists Club.
They were Jim Waterhouse, Leighanne
Best, Julie Kesner, Quintin Cokingtin,
Kent Roberson and Tammi Weyrauch.
A week in November was referred to
as "Youth Appreciation Week:"
"The purpose of our club is to serve
the community and its youth, which we
do by recognizing certain high school
students during a specific week in No-
vember," Jerry Kendrick, president of
the East Independence Optimist Club,
Jim was a member of NHS, FCA,
Quill and Scroll, NSHS, Who's Who
Senior, senior class vice-president, var-
sity tennis team and managing editor of
Leighanne was a member of the var-
sity tennis team, Student Council, In-
teract, FCA, Pep Club, varsity cheer-
leader, Quill and Scroll, National For-
ensics League, senior class secretary,
"Mame," design and graphics editor of
Lhe "Heritage" and Courtwarming
By receiving the most votes, Jim and
Leighanne received a plaque with the
Optimist creed on it:
"We went to the banquet and stood
up, to tell a little about ourselves and
what we are going to do in the future,"
Jim explained. "Then we got a plaque."
Kathy Reed received the Daughter's
of the American Revolution award giv-
en to one senior student for outstanding
leadership, citizenship and scholarship
qualities. Kathy was a member of
NHS, StuCo, NAHS, President's
Club, Pep Club, AFS, Quill and Scroll,
a varsity cheerleader, Baseball Girls
and photo editor of the "Heritage"
Students selected Tammi and John
Steele as Mr. and Miss School Spirit. It
was announced during the half-time of
the Truman-Blue Springs game.
John was a member of NHS, FCA,
Quill and Scroll, "Mame," Heritage
King, and news editor of the "Spirit,"
Tammi was a member of Interact,
StuCo, President's Club, AFS, Pep
Club, Quill and Scroll, Heritage Queen,
senior class president, Outstanding
Senior, and business manager of the
Students elect leaders
Involvement was the key word for the
three winners of Who's Who.
"I think school activities, sports and
clubs give an added dimension to
schoolf, senior Jim Waterhouse said.
Jim, along with junior Angie Zim-
merman and sophomore Trisha Ander-
son, were nominated and selected,
through process of elimination by their
respective classes. They were chosen for
their outstanding contributions to their
Each expressed a belief that activities
played a major role in school:
"The activities the students are in
can really improve a school's opinion
about itself and also the public's opin-
ion," Jim said.
"The school's activities, and the ac-
tivities of the students are what make a
school," Angie said.
"Activities are important, but some-
times there are too many at one time. I
guess that's good, though, because it
allows more people to get involved,',
The three made many contributions
to their class. Jim was involved in Quill
and Scroll, National Honor Society
and Spanish Honor Society. He was
also a member of varsity tennis, vice-
president of the senior class and manag-
ing editor of the "Heritagef'
Angie was a member of Pep Club,
Starsteppers and junior varsity basket-
ball. She was also vice-president of ju-
nior class and a Student Council Repre-
Trisha participated in Orchestra and
was a red squad cheerleader. She was
also a member of National Forensics
League and Fellowship of Christian
The purpose of Who's Who was to
recognize those students of each class
who have, in the opinion of their class-
mates, contributed the most, not only
through school accomplishments, but
also extra-curricular contributions.
"I think if people aren't involved in
any activities, theyire missing out on a
lot of what high school is" Jim conclud-
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Zimmerman, junior, Jim Waterhouse, senior, Tri-
sha Anderson, sophomore.
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Right: Kathy Reed and Julie Kesner, winners of
Whok Who for activities and academics.
Right: Keith Moore and Shelley Skoch, winners
of Whok Who for sports.
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mitment four seniors were awarded
Who's Who. These seniors displayed in-
volvement and self-commitment in four
areas: Julie Kesner, academics, Kathy
Reed, clubsg Shelley Skoch and Keith
"I was really surprisedf' Shelley ex-
claimed about winning female athlete.
"It's a really big honor. You go all the
way through high school and you want
to get recognized for what you've
The students won by different proce-
Coaches selected the athletes and the
faculty picked the academic scholar.
Club sponsors nominated candidates
and Student Council Executive Com-
mittee made the final selection.
"It's an honor to be chosen, I think,"
Kathy said. "For one thing, the teach-
ers nominated me and I know it wasn't
a popularity contest. And that means a
lot to me, because I've gained respect of
Motivation was a key factor for each
title-holder and Keith Moore explained
what propelled him in athletics:
"My dad, because when he was in
high school, he participated in athletics,
and my brother, too. But I always liked
Winning was an achievement for all
four. Julie explained why she felt hon-
ored to bc selected:
"I felt privileged to be recognized be-
cause school and grades have always
been important to me."
Weighted course changes arouse ire
by Cindy Kirkman
Weighted course revisions proposed by
the Graduation Requirements Committee
agitated many teachers and students.
The district-wide objective for removing
some classes as weighted was to eliminate
the course differences between Truman
and William Chrisman. Courses such as
music and electronics, for example, were
weighted at Chrisman and not at Truman.
David Rock, director of elementary
education, explained these changes:
"We had diversities between the two
high schools. lf we were to operate as a
school system, students at both schools
should have the same opportunities."
According to these revisions, the follow-
ing courses are no longer weighted at Tru-
man: American Dreamg America's Peopleg
Creative Expressions: French and Spanish
II, III, IVQ Journalism I and Publications
Ig Political Scienceg Modern European
Historyg Ancient and Classical Civiliza-
tionsg Algebra Ig Geometryg and General
Some teachers did not agree with the
changes in weighted courses and were up-
set with the lack of teacher participation in
making the decisions:
"I feel that those changes were made
without proper study of the situation or
proper input - no classroom teachers par-
ticipated in the decision making, "Sharon
Thompson, English teacher commented.
Had teachers been satisfied with the de-
cisions the committee made, an issue
would not have been made, according to
Gene Hoppe, president of Independence
"The outcome of what the committee
came up with doesn't jive with the teachers
Will these changes affect enrollment of
the courses which were previously weight-
"Probably so. A student might be
tempted to take an easier class if the two
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learn less. We may also have a wider vari-
ety of student levels which will affect the
work assigned. But in the advanced
courses it will be different to expect less,
and the students will be doing honors work
without receiving the credit," Ann Sun-
derland, French teacher, said. g
However, other teachers said they be-
lieved most college-bound students would
realize that they need a solid background
on t believe the changes will cause students not to take the class. If
anything, students may feel the class is easier and may be good to see if
they'd Want to go on."
classes carried equal weight. A foreign
language, for example, might well be sac-
rificed if an easier class could guarantee a
better grade," Peter Hile, German teach-
Nevertheless, some teachers felt the
changes will increase students interest be-
cause the work "weighted" will be
"I don't believe the changes will cause
students not to take the class. If anything,
students may feel the class is easier and
may be good to see if they want to go on,"
Neal Standley, biology teacher, said.
Some teachers feared the change be-
cause they may need to alter their teaching
"I will not be able to require as much
work from students, and they will probably
"There ought to be courses for those
who want a good background. Therefore, I
will not change my way ofteachingf' Nan-
cy Ziegenhorn, English teacher, said.
These changes will not affect juniors or
seniors, but will begin with the sopho-
mores. Many of the sophomores felt the
changes were unfair.
"I felt that it was very unfair to us. One
of the reasons I took a class this year was
because it was weighted and I wanted to
see if I could get the good grade and extra
points for it. But on the first day of school,
I found out it was not weighted anymore.
That class is hard for me, but now l don't
get any more credit for it than l do for any
other class," sophomore Trisha Anderson
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alter graduation credit
Curriculum changes in the History
Department provided students with an
extensive survey of American history.
The change required the incoming
sophomores to take Early American
History and Recent U.S. History as the
American studies credit toward gradu-
"Basically this change was made be-
cause we wanted to make sure that stu-
dents got a well-rounded education in
American history. What we were end-
ing up with were kids who weren't get-
ting the whole thingf' John Henderson,
head of the History Department, said.
The courses that were previously of-
fered as American history credits were
Great Americans, American Civil War
and Expansion, Readings in American
History, along with the new two re-
"The other classes were offered as
electives but not enough students
signed up for them so they were all
dropped, with the exception of Read-
ings in American History," Doug A1-
len, Early American and Recent U.S.
History teacher, said.
Other changes are still in the plan-
"Right now in World History we
have four cultural courses plus Early
World Civilizations and Modern Euro-
pean History. We hope to have only two
semester course that students will be
required to take. We will continue to
offer Early World Civilizations and
Modern European History for those
students who excel and are planning to
college," Henderson said.
According to Allen, there is one main
advantage: it will insure that all gradu-
ating seniors have at least had an intro-
duction to early and recent American
Some students didnlt seem to mind
"I'd rather have a choice of what I
could take, but I guess it's all right. It's
not hard, and I feel like I'm learning
something," sophomore Debbie Ford
"It really doesn't matter. After all,
youire in there to learn and that's all
that matters," sophomore Sonya Ree-
But other students objected to the
"I don't think that it's fair that they
offered a choice of classes in my sopho-
more year, and now in my senior year
I'm being forced to take a class I
wouldn't have otherwise taken," senior
Janice Ring said.
"The classes are really interesting,
and I really learned a lot, but I don't
think that they should be required. It's
not fair to have all kinds of students in
the same class to compete for grades
because some students lmake it while
others don't," junior Karla Lavis said.
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student picked a historical picture, did research and then told about the historical event before the
Left: Working in groups furnishes time for students to get together and share
the research they have collected. One group finds the time enjoyable. Below:
Mark Scherer, Early American History teacher, provides research prtyects to
challenge the "E" students such as Bruce Gordon.
Above: Michelle Presnell looks through a magazine trying to tlnd an article
that deals with the research prrycct she is doing for Recent ll.S. History. Left:
Displaying a political cartoon, Richard Wilson explains to other students the
historical meaning of the cartoon and the satirical humor ot' thc political
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Below: The examination of growth rates in plants is
performed by students through measuring and writ-
ing down their observations. Right: Jeff Ellis learns
the inner workings of the cell through visual exper-
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Above: Making records of important laboratory information is a basic part of Phyllis Sloezen and Diana
Gibsons botany class. Right: The ability to use a microscope correctly is necessary for Tom Alcox in
more scientific interest
A big change occurred in the Science
Department over the summer. Microbi-
ology, Anatomy and Physiology, Bot-
any and Animal Development and be-
havior replaced Advanced Biology.
"We split the advanced biology class
because some of the students had ex-
pressed a desire to go into more depth
on certain topics. The way our curricu-
lum was set up we just didn't have
enough time to do this," Jerry Dins-
more, Science Department head, ex-
Another change was the addition of
Advanced Chemistry. It was designed
for the student who had already had
basic chemistry and was interested in
studying it more intensely. Organic and
nuclear chemistry were studied along
with oxidation reducation.
"These topics were not covered in the
first year course and we felt they were
necessary in order to have a good back-
ground in chemistry," Charles Nelson,
Advanced Chemistry teacher, said.
Subjects discussed in microbiology
ranged from the cell theory all the way
to genetics. Many laboratory tests were
run on cell enzymes and their reactions.
Students also had the chance to grow
and observe bacteria cultures.
Of the 190 students asked about the
new classes, 14 said they liked it better
before, 80 liked it better now and 96
had no opinion.
"The way it is now, you can study
what you want to and you don't have to
take all the other stuff with it," senior
Kerri Negaard explained.
Enrollment in science classes dou-
bled this year. Possible reasons for this
were the appeal of the specific class
title, the shorter course length or the in-
depth material presented. Both students
and teachers enjoyed the specialized
"I love teaching Botany. These kids
are really interested and are enjoying
what we're doing and I like that," Neal
Standley, teacher, said.
In this class outside trips to Owens
Park and Lake City Park taught the
future botanists about the plants in the
area. Experiments with hormones and
their effects on plants were performed.
Students also used their own ideas and
ran tests on plants with Standley's help.
"I like doing the labs and the outside
projects the best. Sometimes they're
hard to get finished, though, because I
work after school," junior Pepin Conde
Tests in microbiology are composed of both a written and a laboratory section. The lub questions
require Ma tt K raner to recognize the subject under a microscope and be at ble to identify it or its parts.
Absence of computers
creates lack of interest
Most students agreed Computer Sci-
ence lacked one important thing:
enough equipment to make the class
"I think Computer Science is too
easy. There should be some computers
to work on, something to keep one's
interest," senior Bobby Henderson
Junior Leslie White also thought the
class needed a computer:
"I plan on going into the computer
field as a profession. I'm taking an out
of school class with AT8LT to get a
chance to practice with real comput-
The students however, did have the
opportunity to work with a TRS-80
computer for a couple weeks second
"I learned a lot in the short time that
we had the use of that computer," sen-
ior Ken Hough said.
"I think having a computer would
make the class more interesting and
students would get more enthused
about programming. A lot of students
lose excitment when all there is is paper
work," Charles Naudet, Computer Sci-
ence and mathematics teacher, ad-
Class activities were mostly paper
"Most of the daily work involved
making flow charts. These are step-by-
step instructions used in programming a
computer. The basic language of com-
puters is also important to know for
programming," junior Troy Thorpe ex-
Computer Science I was open to any-
one: no math background was needed.
It involved learning basic concepts and
uses of the computer.
"I would like students to evaluate
their potential in this field, so Comput-
er Science I is easier than Computer
Science II," Naudet explained.
Computer Science II went further
into programming, since jobs in the
computer fields are open to everyone:
"If a high school graduate has a good
background in math and science, he
could easily find a job,', Naudet said.
Among these jobs are computer op-
erator, computer programmer, design
engineer, service engineer and systems
"The students at Truman will need to
have more experience working with
computers before they can expect to get
a job," Nauder said.
Above: Leslie White atempts to draw a basic llow
chart in Computer Science programming. Flow
charts are the groundwork in computer program-
ming. Right: Roger Umbarger and Warren Kurtz
study a template to decide which shapes are needed
A student takes advantage of the TRS-80 computer which was available a couple of weeks second
in designing the flow chart for the program.
quarter. Students said they learned more the time they could practice on a computer.
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finds that the familiar verses have more than just
a biblical meaning. Right: For a la ter class discus-
sion, Julie Anderson familiariies herself with the
Old Testament biblical characters.
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as more than religious
The "best seller," The Bible, was
taught on a strictly literature basis in
Bible Literature, even though many
students said they thought the course
was totally based on religion:
"Pm a religious person and I expect-
ed it to be more religiousf' junior
Sandy Jekins said. Genevieve Howard,
Bible Literature teacher, also expressed
the same view, implying most students
think the course is on religion and how
different religions believe:
"Many students think I am going tc
preach, but the idea is to show how the
Bible relates to all our lives," Howard
said. The course primairly was to famil-
iarize students with the Bible as a valu-
able literature source. Students studied
poetry, fables, parables, short stories
and biblical allusions demonstrated in
"I have learned a lot about the Bible
but not from a religious standpoint. I
have learned about the different stories
in the Bible," senior Chris Knight said.
Most students agreed they took the
class to learn more about the Bible:
"I wanted to learn more about the
Bible as literature, not just as a reli-
gious bookf' junior Debbie Driskell
Since Bible Literature was taught on
a strictly literature basis, atheists and
agnostics could still have gained knowl-
edge from the course:
"I wanted it a lot. Even though l'm
not atheist, I feel students can still learn
a lot about life and its meaning," Deb-
Religious people also gained a great
deal of knowledge from Bible Litera-
ture. It helped them learn about the
Bible and the different stories in it.
Films and worksheets were helpful re-
minders of the stories read.
"Studying helps us learn more about
the Bible," Sherri Russell said.
Bible Literature was highly recom-
mended by all students taking the class:
"Yes, I definitely recommend Bible
Lit, because of the fact that I enjoy the
class I have learned more out of this
class than any other classes I've taken,"
Anita Johnston took a different view
than most students: '
"There are things that I've learned in
a regular English class."
And, students said Howard interest-
ed them with her enthusiasm and teach-
"I don't just memorize stories like a
test, I learn it through her teachings,"
The Bible becomes an essential textbook in learning different styles of literature such as poetic rhythm,
fables, parables, short stories and biblical allusions, while also learning about life and its meaning.
German students eased monotony of
regular classroom procedure by using
tic-tac-toe as a learning experience.
"We play tic-tac-toe and other games
not only to relax, but it's also a good
learning experience," Peter Hile, Ger-
man teacher, said.
German classes had regular assign-
ments such as learning dialogs, memo-
rizing famous Germans, learning the
culture of Germany and drills from the
book. So, to change the pace, they
The object of tic-tac-toe was to learn
translations. The class was divided into
two teams, X's and O's. Hile then gave
a sentence in German which the stu-
dents tried to translate. The first team
which got the answer read its transla-
tionsg if it was right, they were able to
place their X or 0 on the board. If the
other team disagreed with the transla-
tion, it could challenge with a transla-
tion of its own. The students said they
enjoyed playing the game.
"It's neat," senior Sara Burns said. "I
really like German and tic-tac-toe
makes a change now and then."
Students commented German classes
were not all fun and games. They said
often the class required much hard
work and dedication in order to learn
new grammar and pronounciation prin-
"Memorizing is what really makes it
hard," junior Noelle Pratt commented.
"German is not one of my easier
German classes, along with all other
foreign languages, are no longer honors
courses because of the weighted course
change. Students who didn't take for-
iegn languages said they din't want to
do the homework the classes required:
"When you take a foreign language,
you are getting into something com-
pletely different. To really get into it,
you must spend time on it," Hile said.
Most of the German students said
even though it was hard at times, they
didn't mind because it was something
different from other classes:
"I took German because my family is
German and because I wanted to be
different from the people who take
French and Spanish," senior Robin El-
Enrollment was down in German
classes, though. Twenty-one students
were in German I and 12 in German II.
Usually students could be recommend-
ed for an independent study German
III class, but for the first year, no one
"Enrollment in German seems to go
in cycles," Hile said. "This year was a
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"The Spirit of '80" stafl? Front row: Jim Burrus, circu-
lation manager: Julie Kesner, editorial editor: Julie Min-
ton, features editor: Nan Da vies and Sharon Greenwood,
reviews columnists: Connie Smith, circulation manager:
Second row: Fred Da vis, sports staff: Marcy Pyle, sports
edit0r,' Curt Bisges, advertising manager: Emilie Norris,
depth editor: Brenda Beck, Photography editor: Susan
Wesley, copy editor: Candy Stamps, features columnist:
Dan McGee, sports columnist: Back row: Melissa Mill-
er, editor-in-chief' Jon Carlson, managing editor: Stuart
Sherman, sports staff, Not pictured: John Steele, news
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tries to explain what headline S126 is correct to Fred Da vis. Right: John Steele, news editor, must scour
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'he responsiblities of being editor-in chief of "The
pirit of '80" weigh heavy on the shoulders of Melissa
fliller. She is in charge of every aspect of the paper.
Being second in command of the paper, Jon Carlson,
managing editor, is in charge of all the design for the
Close deadlines limit
time to Write stories
Three weeks of planning and one
week of writing went into every issue of
"The Spirit of '80."
"The story ideas are due three weeks
before that issue is to come out. We
aren't as timely that way, but we can
turn important ideas things in late if
something unexpected does happen,"
Melissa Miller, editor-in-chief, said.
These story ideas could have ranged
from club activities to School Board
meetings. To make sure no possible sto-
ry was overlooked, each staff member
was assigned a beat.
"Each staff member is assigned ei-
ther a department, or a club and one is
assigned to the Board of Education.
Each person is responsible for finding
out if anything is going on in these
areas. If so, turn it in as a story idea,"
Emilie Norris, depth editor, said.
Once the ideas were turned in, staff
members had to edit them to decide
which ones would be the most interest-
ing to readers. Then the stories were
assigned to the staffers:
"At the beginning of the year we
tried to spread the assignments around
so everyone would have one. Now,
some people have two and three stories
because we know we can rely on them
to do them," Melissa said.
The staff usually had less than a week
to get the story idea, conduct the inter-
view and write the story. Some stories
ended up being as much as seven and
eight pages long.
"When you're assigned a straight
news story, all you have to do is talk
with the people directly involved. Most
of the questions are obvious. You just
mainly write what happened and why,"
Jim Burrus, circulation manager, said.
When the stories were due, thev were
either accepted or returned for a re-
"Some of the deadlines were missed,
but for the most part, people try to get
their stories in on time. Because not
only will their grade suffer, but they
also know that their name will be with
their story and they will be held ac-
countable for it," Melissa said.
After the copy was turned in the staff
had a free day. The copy was sent to the
printer where it was printed in one long
column. That way the stories could be
cut and rearranged to make them fit
into the layout.
"The day before the paper goes to the
printer, the paper is laid out. We usual-
ly try and have the layout in our minds
before then so we can do it easily and
correct it with time to spare," Jon Carl-
son, managing editor, said.
On the Thursday before the Monday
distribution, Melissa and Jon made
their trip to Little Blue Press, where the
paper was printed.
"At the printer's, we would have to
make sure everything fit correctly. If it
didn't, we'd have to change it on the
spot," Melissa said.
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because the constant pressure of deadlines for each of the I6 issues are every two weeks.
Pu blica tions
Yearbook follow trend
The trend of yearbooks to a maga-
zine format paralleled Truman's
change to a magazine style instead of
the usual pictorial style.
"It's really kind of like a magazine
over the whole year," Ray Allen, edi-
Cindy Kirkman, copy editor, reiter-
ated what Ray said:
"I think it's a good change because
that's not only the trend in yearbooks,
but it's also a change from the previous
years. It is especially different for this
The copy content was also altered to
more of a straight news style. In the
past, journalism was not as strongly
present in the copy.
"The style of the copy is different
because it is a straight news copy, which
coincides with our magazine style,"
This annual was no different in the
concept of changing the design that
previous yearbooks. Although each
year differed, in this edition a simple,
basic design was chosen.
"It's simple and it fits with all the
copy we're using this year. A difficult
design would be too much and would
take away from the clean-cut design we
wanted," Leighanne Best, graphics and
design editor, said.
One of the more noticeable alter-
ations in this book was the cover. The
use of a full color picture on the cover
broke the precedents of design covers.
This resulted in both a unique and
colorful cover. However, for this alter-
ation, the picture did not afford the lux-
ury of containing just school colors -
red, white, and blue.
"I don't like the color because it isn't
one of the school colors. I like the idea
of the picture, though, because it's
something to look at instead of just a
design," Cindy said.
"I think it's neat because it fits in
with the rest of the book. I think the
students will like it, but I think some
people might be against it because we
aren't using school colors," Leighanne
Advertising has always played an ex-
tremely needed role inlthe yearbook. It
gave the financial support for the book,
and instead of having an advertising
section, a calendar was produced. Ray
"We used the calendar mainly be-
cause we thought it would save us mon-
ey and also because it would take out
one of the boring parts of the book. It
also gives us more pages to put more
interesting things on."
Diana Dinsmore, student life editor,
summed up the change of the entire
"I like it because it's completely dif-
ferent than what we've ever had in the
past, and I think people will like better,
which makes me more excited about
Establishing the design, copy, placement of pictures and format of the yearbook demands teamwork
and cooperation. The different editors channel their efforts and ideas to provide instructions to the rest
of the staff These staff leaders are Kathy Reed, photography editorg Leighanne Best, design and
graphics editor: Diana Dinsmore, student life editor, lseatedjg and Cindy Kirkman, copy editor
While planning layouts, .lim Waterhouse, managing
editor, discusses the con version of the yearbook to a
magazine style and the copy to news-fea ture stories.
Ray Allen, editor-in-chief pondered the picture for
the cover for many weeks until linally deciding upon
the Noland Road scene. Ray had to listen, suggest,
create and provide leadership while pressed for many
Left: Taking, developing, printing, retaking and re-
printing kept Jeff Mentel, head photographer, con-
stantly busy and occasionally baffled from the de-
mands. He also assigned pictures to the other photog-
raphers. Belowg Bills and receipts plagued Tammi
Weyrauch, business manager, for many weeks. Ad-
vertising on a poster-size calendar provided extra
money and enabled the advertising section to be re-
moved from the book.
The 1980 yearbook staft? First row: Debbie Mat-
thews, sports co-editor: Lori Howard, advertising
manager, Marcy Clow, clubs co-editorg Sandovar
Simpson, portraits, co-editor, Deanna Key, indcx and
directory co-editor, Kelly K ytle, faculty and adminis-
tration co-editorg Steve Carr, photographer. Second
row: Greg Schwartz, photographer: Morris Sealy,
photographer, Debbie Webb, clubs co-editor, Tammi
Weyrauch, business manager, Roxanne Stockdale,
curriculum co-editor, Amy Barbour, associate copy
editor, Claudia Shepherd, faculty and administration
co-editor, Jeff Mentel, head photographer. Last row:
Chris Ghaley, photographer, Kathy Reed, photogra-
phy editor, Lesa Owens, photographer, Jana Ploeger,
portraits co-editor, Diana Dinsmore, student life edi-
tor, Jacque LaBruzzo, curriculum co-editor: Janicc
Kincaid, index and directory co-editor: Sherri Rus-
sell, photographer: Cindy Kirkman, copy editor,
Gary Sell, sports co-editor. Back row: Jim Water-
house, managing editor, and Ray Allen, editor-in-
chief Not pictured: Lcighannc Bcst, graphics cditor.
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Mhovej: Dan McGee.and Robert Henley prepare
for a debate tournament in practice rounds.
Right: National Forensic League members set up
for the annual Red, White and Blue Tournament.
Below: Rehearsing her Forensic speech, Candy "I I
Stamps gets into the mood of her part, Right: Rick
Mansfield practices his debate material while Mi- l I
chelle Brown listens and points out where improve-
ments are needed.
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'Excitement' tirs NFL
as tournaments mount
Preparing for tournaments was the
major function for Forensics and De-
bate students - but advancing to finals
in a tournament brought the real excite-
ment, most students said.
"It's really nerve-racking," junior
Richard Wilson said.
"Debate is competitive speaking in a
structured format with two teams of
two people that argue a stated issue
from the affirmative and negative
points. In Debate they do an enormous
amount of research in the library. Then
they write an affirmative report and
prepare for the negative viewpoint,"
Karen Kerr, Forensics and Debate
The National University Extention
Association CNUEAD takes a nation-
wide survey each year and establishes a
"The topic this year was United
States Foreign Trade Policies. But itis
been very difficult because the title is so
broad," Kerr said.
Besides work, students admitted luck
played a big part in making it to finals.
In individual events about 12 out of 40
students advance to finals and in De-
bate, 20 to 40 students advance to finals
and in Debate, 20 to 40 schools com-
ing to be this time. Who's going to get
luckier'?" senior Michelle Brown com-
The individual events include dra-
matic interpretation, humorous inter-
pretation, duet acting, oratories, poetry,
extemporaneous speaking and prose.
Other events include musical duet, pup-
petry, radio speaking and pantomime.
"Anybody in debate can go into indi-
vidual events even though they aren't in
forensics. But the most you can enter in
is two individual events and debate at
each tournament," Michelle said.
They had tournaments every week-
end from mid-October to the end of
"If you have a tournament it's a for-
ensics and debate tournament, not just
one or the other. A lot of times if you're
in both classes you go to individuals on
Friday and debate on Saturday. If you
go into both, it's mentally and physcial-
ly exhausting," senior Gary Jones said.
Saturday night was an awards assem-
bly to give out trophies for first, second,
and third places and ribbons or certifi-
cates for fourth, fifth, and sixth places.
"It's really a tense time. There's a lot
of anticipation. It's just really excit-
ing," Gary said.
pete of which six go to finals.
"Our biggest competitors are Oak
Park and Park Hill and they make me
more tense. It's how good are they go-
Many long hours of research and study in the library help Brad Pace write an amrmativc report. Hc
also prepares for the negative viewpoint which will help him defend his topic against thc opposing
Right: After setting the flats up Gary Sell lits the two
Df a walls together as Ken Hearne watches. Below: Flats
Theater offers variety
for interested tudents
Learning the different arts of the the-
ater enabled many students to try their
hand at it in Stagecraft.
"It is the production staff for all
stage productions at Truman,', Kath-
leen Tucker, theater instructor, said.
There was only one stagecraft class,
which was offered during fourth hour.
Students for this class were personally
selected by Tucker.
Tucker had certain prerequisites for
getting into the course:
"Students must have at least one
class in drama, art, or shop and the
recommendation of each student by his
or her teacher," Tucker explained.
All student applications were
screened and only those, Tucker said,
"which met with my personal approval
will be given permission to enter this
Stagecraft, as the course name indi-
cates, was a many-faceted subject. The
selected students were to learn at the
the job he or she might be best suited
for. Included in these were student di-
rector, set director, costumes, publicity
make up or box office committees to
name a few.
"The positions change with every
play. This lets everyone have a change
to work in the staffs they are most inter-
ested in," senior Debbie Matthews said.
A system was devised by which class
members would be chosen to fill each
"For staff jobs they are voted on.
They fill out an application and it is
discussed with the class then the class
votes for who they think is best quali-
fied," senior Cindy Oakes said.
When all "Stagecraft" positions were
secure, the stage play was to go into
production. Technical knowledge and
talents were geared for action, set de-
signs were built, costumes fitted, and
publicity posters were distributed to an-
nounce the dates of the production.
used for the fall play, "The Desperate Hours," are
nailed securely to ensure their strength.
beginning of the term that a stage play
or production required the efforts of
many different talents. For this pur-
pose, students were allowed to select
Students other than Stagecraft mem-
bers were asked to help in areas where
additional efforts were needed.
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Above: Trutones: Starting Front Ro W: Rachel Farn-
ham, Jeff Ellis: Robin Ellis, Kent Robertson: Perri
Lynn Blount, Jon Carlsong Marsha Kissling, Gary
Jones: Kathy Mackey, Jim Bradleyg Debbie Driskell,
Daren Bates: Debbie Matthews, Jim Carlsong Susan
Henks, Philip Blount: Marike Kondo, Glenn Snow-
deng Denise Black. Right: Concert Choir: Names
listed on page 233.
Above: Practice for the Fall Concert began nearly two months before Concert Choir performed in the
auditorium. They sang six songs, all of which had to be memorized by all 80 members to eliminate the use of
In order to memorize all songs before a concert, junior
Lori GreenHeld and senior Julie Smith go over a song.
Concert Choir continued to "prac-
tice, practice, practice," in order to do
well at performances and contest.
"We always strive for perfection, and
that takes a lot of practicef, senior
Chris Ghaly said.
The group performed at all vocal mu-
sic concerts, the musical "Mame," con-
test at Warensburg and, upon request,
for special groups.
"As soon as one performance is over,
we start in on the nextg we very seldom
get a day to rest," senior Robin Ellis
The First Christian Church invited
the choir to sing at a community
Thanksgiving service for all clergymen
of Independence. The concert was on
Nov. 21, but practice began much soon-
"With 80 people in the class, it takes
awhile to get things organized," senior
Debbie Matthews said.
The choir began practicing its songs
in September, because they were the
same songs used at Fall concert. Six
songs were sung and they all had to be
"We memorize all our songs because
it looks nicer. It takes about two to
three weeks to memorize a songj' Deb-
Along with concerts, Concert Choir
also practiced for contest in Warens-
burg. Its goal was to make a one or
perfect rating, for the llth consecutive
"A one at contest is a honor we al-
ways hope for and work toward," Robin
Anyone in Concert Choir was eligible
to try out for Trutonesg a group of 19
selected students. There were eight girls
and one alternate, eight boys and one
alternate and an accompanist. Trutones
sang and performed at all concerts and
for organizations that invited them. Ev-
ery one had a formal and an informal
outfit to wear depending on the type of
Along with performances at concerts
and organizations, Trutones went to ju-
nior high schools.
"It is an honor to be in Trutones and
going to junior high schools gives the
students something to strive for," Rob-
Trutones, a select group of 18 girl and boy members and their accompanist, perform at vocal concerts
and for organizations who invite them. Members practice twice a week and make up their own
Special concert, robes
A special concert and choir robes
added new dimensions to Girl's Choir.
The choir annually performed in
three concerts besides going to contest.
These were the spring concert, Christ-
mas concert and fall concert. For the
first year, it added a new, special winter
concert which was performed with con-
"This was the first year for Girl's
Choir to have a winter concertg we were
excited about it," Phillip Dunham, vo-
cal music director, said.
This concert was a special "Tribute
to Richard Rogers," who died in 1979.
The choir sang only songs he wrote,
such as songs from "Sound of Music,"
"South Pacific," "The King and If' and
Girl's Choir began working on their
songs almost two months before the
concert on Feb. 21. It spent at least half
the hour everyday working towards it.:
"We all enjoyed it because we liked
the songs and it was an honor to sing his
QRichard Rodger'sJ songs," senior
Marcy Clow, vice-presidentflibrarian,
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Girl's Choir wore choir robes to all its
concerts - another first. The robes
were red with white stoles, a contrast to
short dresses and capes from years past.
Many commented they were a good
"change of pace".
"I love wearing the new robesg they
look nicer and they make us look more
like a choir," senior Shelly Spencer
Each of the 70 girls in Girls' Choir
had to try out before becoming a mem-
ber. They were required to do such
things as sight-read music, sing scales,
sing an impromptu song, clap rhythms
and sing notes back with the piano.
Each girl had to go before Dunham
alone to try-out.
"It wasnit really too bad, but it does
make you kind of nervous just waiting
and thinking about it," senior Jan Wyr-
ick, secretary, said.
Once a member of Girl's Choir, ev-
eryone was eligible to try-out for Treble
Twelve, an extra-curricular choir. Tre-
ble Twelve consisted of four first sopra-
nos, four altos and a pianist.
Treble Twelve, composed of twelve select singers and an accompanist from Girl 3 Choir, practice before
school on Wednesdays and during class to get rea dy to perform at concerts and for other organizations.
Left: Treble Twelve: Front Row: Terri Watts,
Felicia Cox, Jan Wyrick, Susan Scranton, Shelley
Spencer. Second Row: Lori Slaybaugh, Karen
Turner, Cindi Oyler, Peggy Brogdon. Back Row:
April Noland, Karen McClain, Anne Magee, So-
Above: GirI's Choir: Front Row: Rachel Fam-
ham, Charlotte Oliver, Angelia Walker, Lisa
Jones, Susan Light, Julie Lucas, Teresa Bradley,
Nive Atagi, Karla Knapp, Holly Noland, Kathy
Ek, April Noland, Debbie Saluto, Julie Umbach,
Suzy Hess, Shelley Spencer. Second Ro w: Teresa
Fanara, Stephanie Wilson, Kathleen Mizer, Terri
Watts, Ginger Pimblott, Lisa Butcher, Susan
Scranton, Susi Lindsey, Tammy Duckworth,
Cynthia McHenry, Felicia Cox, Beth Clinefelter,
Patty Petet, Renee Lowe, Emelie Norris, Gina
Cervantes, Shelley Scranton. Third Row: Lori
Slaybaugh, Theresa Shissler, Julie Allen, Noelle
Pratt, Debbie Shank, Sherri White, Gwen Frey-
tag, Kim Howard, Judy Childers, Jan Wyrick,
Sheri Hammond, Karen Turner, Janet Harris,
Jane Wagner, Robin Enke, Sara Sandring, Sonya
Dowell. Back Row: Gigi Downey, Rhonda Wil-
cox, Lyn Yeager, Anne Magee, Karen McClain,
Jana Plaster, Cindi Oyler, Jeanette Miller, Marcy
Clow, Jean Deters, Peggey Brogdon, Joy Immer,
Teresa McMahon, Chris Greer, Leslie Lipps,
Melissa Earnsha w. Left: Weeks of practice pro-
vide Girl's Choir members Felicia Cox, Susie
Lindsey and Jean Deters with experience neces-
sary to perform in concerts.
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important before it can be performed in front of an
audience. Right: Participating and having fun with
songs makes it easier to learn them quicker and bet-
Below: Before practice begins director Phillip Dunham '
finds the correct key on the piano to start Men s Choir S
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with ho pitals, school
Men's Choir and Girl's Glee Club
shared their music with area grade
schools and hospitals:
"We sang in various assemblies
around the area. Men's Choir per-
formed at grade schools and Girl's Glee
Club performedgat hospitals," director
Phillip Dunham said.
And, the groups said they liked per-
"They are really good audiences,"
senior Gary Jones said.
"We want to lift the spirits of the
people at the hospitals," senior Barbi
Girl's Glee Club visited several area
hospitals, but the most memorable, they
said, was the Truman Neurological
"We feel like we're giving them
something. They don't have a lot of
people come, so when we come they
really appreciate it," senior Luana
While Girl's Glee Club sang to cheer
up people, Men's Choir sang to change
the views of children.
Dunham explained tnat at the chil-
dren's age, .they think many things are
"sissy" if you do them.
"We want to help the boys see that it
is not 'sissy' if you sing," Dunham said.
"The guys kind of giggle, but they see
that we enjoy what we're doing," senior
Kevin Harmon said.
Both groups agreed that their perfor-
mances were rewarding in their own
"It's a lot of fun for us. You know,
you don't see many men's choirs around
singing," Kevin said.
"It is so fun, they Chospital patientsj
really enjoy it as much as we do. It's
neat to see their eyes light up when they
start clapping and getting involved,"
senior Laura Champion said.
"After our performance there was
enough time to go around and talk to
the people and even play some games
,with the children," Luana said.
"You always have a good feeling
when you help somebody like that,"
"It is a good experience."
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Men 's Choir works on memorizing and improving the music they will sing for their presentation at area
school assemblies where they perform for an audience of grade school children.
arious changes occur
as new director begin
Many changes have confronted
Marching and Concert band, the most
important was a new instructor.
Gary Love, instrumental director,
came here this year from Gallatin High
School where he taught Band and Or-
chestra. He is a Truman graduate and
was a member of marching and concert
band, orchestra, and president of Tri-
"The biggest change I had to make
this year in marching was discipline. I
had to get very rough with them at first.
They're coming along, but it will take at
least three or four years until I get them
where I want them," Love said.
Perhaps the toughest change Love
felt band members had to make was to
"They had to put up with meg one of
the hardest things they had to do was to
please me. They had to play harder and
louder and they had to memorize their
music," Love explained.
"He had a different attitude toward
us that we weren't used to, he had a
better attitude toward making the band
"He graduated from Truman, and he
was very active in band then, so he
knew basically where we stood since
then, and he knew what areas we need-
ed to improve in. So we definitely had
to play harder, and we had some real
rough practices. We shut up and lis-
tened to him because we knew all he
wanted to do was to make us a better
band,', senior Marsha Kissling added.
On Oct. 13 Marching Band went to
Central Missouri State University to
march in the Homecoming parade
where they received a third-place tro-
"It was mentally difficult, because
we all wanted to do well and win a
trophyf, Marsha said.
Love commented on the band's good
performance in the parade and also ap-
preciated the work the Starsteppers did
to perform with the band at CMSU and
throughout the football season:
"The Starsteppers had much to do
with marching band's success this fall,
and we anticipate them to have further
influence in the futuref,
well," senior Shelley Spencer said.
Pep Band: Front Row: Julie Murphy, French horny Marsha Kissling, tluteg Paule Landes, flute: Cindy
Magill, flute: Gwen Freytag, flute, Neil Croxton, French horng April Noland, clarinet, Lori Lady,
clarinetg Dwila Heath, clarinet. Second Row: Alan DeLong, trumpet, Phil Bount, trumpet, Jeff
Kuenne, trumpet: Curt Bisges, trumpet, Jeff Snider, trumpetg Carla Manns, flute, Terri Gurney,
clarinet, Tina Jones, lluteg Kevin Shellhorn, set drums. Third Row: Mike Carr, bass clarinet, Jamie
Jones, trumpetq Steve Carr, bass clarinetg Lesli Joy, clarinet, Todd Harris, alto sax, Julie Smith, flute,
Kim Carter, baritone, Vicki Schelp, clarinet: Beth Tucker, clarinet, Gary Love, director. Fourth Row:
Carl Brogdon, bass: Greg Anderson, tromboneg John Friend, tromboneg Kent Roberson, trombone,
Jamie Green, trombone, Keith Goosey, trumpetg Gene Ganson, set drums, Jim Bradley, tenor sax: John
Roberts, alto sax, Randy Bentele, alto sax: Gerald Sloan, percussion.
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During the fall season, weather does not always coop
crate and causes much inconvenience for the band
members as they try to concentrate on their music
despite the wind, while practicing band numbers
Left: It took many mornings of rehearsing to
master the turning of corners at the CMSU
Homecoming parade. Below: Marching and
Concert band: Names listcd on page 233.
Right: To demonstrate techniques, director Gary
Love often displays his talents on a wide variety of
instruments. Below: A solo piece requires concentra-
tion from Chris Christensen while playing the tuba.
Below: Junior Varsity Band: Front Row: Deanna Snider, tluteg Jennifer Ha wkins, iluteg Kim Schmidt, Frenc.
horn, Shelli Wahrenbrock, flute, Delorse McCollum, Iluteg Rosemary Seiwald, fluteg Cathy Murphy, flutc
Second Row: Gary Love, Director, Nancy Dempsey, trumpet, Ginger Pimblott, bass clarinet, Dana Mays:
clarinet: Dana Kratz, clarinetg Anita Wheeler, French horny Melody Gains, flute. Third Row: Kathy Ballarc
flute, Holly Noland, fluteg Kirk Ritter, clarinet, Jennifer Schimdt, flute, Debbie Hardy, clarinetg Kenneth Har.
clarinet, Mike Fortner, alto sax, Back Row: Scott Sigman, trumpet, Gary Jones, comet, Laura Miller, clarine
Gorge Cohoon, tromboneg Don Wyzard, tenor sax: Richard Lierman, drums: Chris Christensen, bass. Righ
Early-morning practices on the football Held with Marching Band prepare majorettes Lori Lady and Kit
Howard for performances at football and basketball games.
J V Band
Decrease in enrollment
spurs accompli hments
Junior Varsity Band accomplished
more even though it had fewer people
"We had a very small J.V. Band with
only 28 people, but we tried to do new
things this yearj' director Gary Love
For the first time, J .V. Band per-
formed before the school. It played four
songs at a sophomore basketball game
while the players were warming up.
Most members enjoyed the new exper-
ience of performing:
"It was a lot of fun and it's neat when
other people are listening to you play,"
sophomore Delorse McCollum com-
"I want J.V. Band to do more than
they used to, performing is good exper-
ience," Love said.
Sophomore basketball games gave
the band experience playing as a group,
which they don't do often because of a
"lack of correct instrumentation." This
means the band didn't have a wide vari-
ety of instruments a larger band has.
"Mostly we play solos and ensembles
to get ready for contest," sophomore
Laura Miller said.
The District Music Festival, which
J.V. Band attended, was March 29 at
Along with contest, members prac-
ticed to try out for Marching Band. In
April, for the first time, everyone was
eligible to try out for Marching and
"My goal is to be in Marching Band,
and that takes a lot of practice," De-
Majorettes Lori Lady and Kim How-
ard, who quit at semester, spent a lot of
time practicing, also. They practiced
first hour everyday with Marching band
and often before or after school.
"Oh yes, we went out everyday with
the band and paraded around in the
slush, short skirts and all," Lori said.
Drum majors Phil Bennett and Perri Lynn Blount must be physically Ht because being a drum major is
"no easy job. " While performing, their job is basically to set the mood or tone for the band. Perri Lynn
said being a drum major takes a lol of hard work. "There is nothing like the feeling ofa 80-member
band behind you doing their best, " she said.
Decline in membership
A large decline in enrollment led to
many problems for the less-than-full or-
"There are 60-70 members in an
average orchestra. In September we
had 20 members and now, in time for
'Mame' we have 30," director Gary
Because of this decline, many prob-
"Having few members limits what we
can play," Love said.
"We don't have a bass section, ei-
ther," senior Alan DeLong added.
Without these certain developed sec-
tions, anticipated worries about the an-
nual musical arose:
"The music for the musical is real
hard," Alan said.
"The parts are hard enough that I
need 'pros,," Love added.
Six musicians performed with the or-
chestra during "Mame." They were
professionals and non-professionals.
"We need somebody to play confi-
I have to have a trombone and trum-
pet player to play the very difficult
parts," Love said.
He also added that there was a pro-
fessional violinist who volunteered to
assist the orchestra in the production.
Another obstacle which burdened or-
chestra was District Contest. Because
of complications last year, they were
unable to go.
"We are planning on going, but it's
going to be hard to get ready for it,"
Through all of these trying times,
there were a few advantages in having a
"Having fewer members enables me
to hear them play individually and help
correct them where they need it,', Love
Being able to play as an orchestra requires doing a lot of individual, at-home learning and practicing
beforehand, then learning to play with the other people as a group at school.
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Above: Orchestra: Front Row: Nancy Dempsey, French horn, Karla Knapp, cello, Susan Scranton, violin, Trisha
Anderson, violin, Patty Petet, violin, Vicki Vanry, violin, Sally Vaughn, violin. Second Row: Lori Sullivan, viola,
Laura Merrill, viola, Lesli Joy, clarinet, Alan DeLong, trumpet, Suasn Henks, viola, Felicia Cox, flute, Marsha
Kissling, llute, Melissa Beaver, violin. Third Row: Beth Tucker, clarinet, Christopher Ghaly, bassoon, Beth
Katherman, oboe, Penny Leath, violin, Perri Lynn Blount, violin, .la y Immer, French horn, Peggy Brogdon, cello,
Denise Milstea d, cello. Fourth Row: Greg Anderson, trombone, Gene Ganson, percussion, Lindle Deming, baritone
sax, Stuart Sherman, trombone, Keith Goosey, trumpet, John Calvert, violin, Bryan McArthur, violin, Gary Love,
director. Left: Besides practicing during the school hour, orchestra members stay many days aher school 'when
additional practice is needed. Below: To harmonize with the rest of the orchestra, the violin section strives to
achieve a maximum sound effect.
Because ofthe small size of the orchestra, some
sections are lacking power, for this reason direc-
tor Gary Love linds himself assisting the trumpet
section during the rehearsals of "Mame. "
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Above: Once the face is completely covered with plaster,
a 20-minute waiting span, or until the plaster is dry, is
required for a successful death mask. Right: The most
important preparative step is the amount of vaseline
spread on the face. If not, the mask sticks to the face.
Left: After vaseline has been coated on the face, and
traws are inserted in the nostrils, the Hnal step of
touring the plaster mix on the face is next. Below: The
inished death mask usually needs "touching up."
Plaster, Water produce
tudents death masks
Death masks remcarnated the faces
of three art students from a basic plas-
ter and water mix.
Three advanced art students, Morris,
Sealy, Kathy Reed and Sondra White,
experienced the eery feeling ot' produc-
ing a death mask:
"It wasn't as gross as I thought it
would be, but before I' actually did it, I
was nervous," Kathy said.
Vital steps were essential before the
plaster was poured. First, each student
pulled his hair back and coated his en-
tire face with vaseline to keep the plas-
ter from sticking to his face.
"The vaseline is very important and I
was concerned about Morris' mustache.
One year one of my students did not put
enough vaseline on his beard and mus-
tache. When time came to take off the
mask, we had to cut off his beard as we
pulled the mask off," Janice Malott, art
Next, they were instructed to lie on a
table while plastic bags were placed
around their faces and upper body. This
prevented the plaster from running into
To enable them to breathe, they
wrapped cotton around the ends of two
straws and carefully inserted them in
their nostrils, which was uncomfortable
"I was afraid that the straws would
slip and I wouldn't be able to breathe
and then I would suffocatef'
Each student held the straws up while
plaster was poured and packed on his
cheeks, chin and forehead. fPlaster was
put on the eyes, nose and mouth lasl.J
They were responsible for keeping still
and breathing through the straws for
approximately 20 minutes or until the
"When it was being poured on my
face, it felt like wet sand. At first it was
real cold, but it quickly became warm
and heavy," Morris said.
"The 20 minutes seemed to last for-
ever," Sondra added.
Malott and Marilyn King, another
art teacher, calmly instructed the stu-
dents on what to do and explained each
step they performed to comfort their
"The breathing was what worried
me, but my face just got used to it and
soon I forgot my face was even covered
up," Kathy said.
"It was really weird," Sondra said.
"It felt like it was stuck to my face and I
thought it would hurt when it was
pulled off, but it didn't feel any differ-
ent then when you take off a facial
Most death masks are successful, but
the unique fact about the masks is it is
actually a mold which means as many
duplicates can be made as desired.
Mixed feelings were expressed by
those who shared the strange exper-
"It was a weird, yet secure feeling. I
kept thinking I wanted to open my eyes,
but I wasn't scared. I would really like
to do it again," Morris said.
The fear of suffocation is prevented by inserting straws into the nostrils. The ends are wrapped in
cotton, so it is less painful and easier to breathe through. The student most hold them up.
Students go from basic
to fancy cooking skills
Students who wanted to learn how to
cook, students who just liked to cook,
and even students who just liked to eat
said they enjoyed Foods I and II.
Expectations of living alone led to
many students' decision to take the
"I took the class to help me learn how
to cook when I live on my own," junior
Barry Spry claimed.
Along with cooking basic foods and
learning the principles of cooking,
Foods I taught a lot about why and
what nutrition does for people, and how
to choose good meats. They cooked
once or twice a week.
"Some hotdogs you wouldn't eat if
you read the ingredients," senior Garry
Van Velsan said.
Half of the grade in both classes was
paper work and tests. The other half
was cooking, cleaning and working well
in their groups:
"Most students, if they don't do well
on paper work, can do well in their
group work and cooking, and still pass,"
Mary Ann McGovern, Foods I and II
Students, though, had to have a "M"
average before they could take Foods
"I had a girl who took Foods I over
again and made a 'M' average so she
could take Foods II," McGovern said.
Foods II moved on to foreign and
fancy cooking. It also included creative
demonstrations and serving faculty
members. Students also chose and
planned their own recipes, planned
meals for hospital diets and worked
with quantity foods like cafeteria cook-
Since one hour was too short to pre-
pare and cook a meal, most meals took
two-days preparation. Lack of time also
ruled out a lot of recipes.
"I wish the class was longer so we
wouldn't have to cook, eat and clean so
fast,', junior Sandy Jenkins said.
The Foods teachers were also limited
in space, containers and food. Scales
were used to ration out food so all
groups got enough.
Students also paid a S10 semester fee
for grocery expenses.
"I spend S80 of S90 for my four
classes on groceries the day before we
cook," McGovern said.
This was done after school, and Mc-
Govern said she didn't find it too plea-
sureable because she had to carry and
store the groceries.
McGovern said supervising the cook-
ing of 23 meals in one day wasn't all
that pleasurable, either:
"We made 23 casseroles today, and
now I have to go home and cook din-
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Randy Vaughan is allotted only I0 minutes lor
eating, so he must hurry. Belo w: Microwaves help
speed up cooking time and .lctT.IetTcrs takes :id-
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Moore is anxious to see how it turned out. Above:
Recipes must be read correctly and ingredients must
be measured accurately.
Right: Tracy Dinkel, senior architectural drafting
student, is an assistant to Mr. DeSelms. "The
guys ask me a lot of questions, " she said. Below:
Picking up every piece of information is impor-
Above: Detailed assignments ca use junior Joel Walsh
to spend extra hours at the dra wing board, Left: Girls
and boys working side by side in drafting classes is
not an uncommon sight.
Girls shuffle schedules
to enroll in boy ' class
Changing career interests led several
girls into drafting classes:
"I took it because it sounded interest-
ing and different,' junior Christy Hard-
With an average of two girls per
class, sometimes they went unnoticed:
"I don't even know they're theref'
junior Doug Ruse said.
And other times they didn't go unno-
"They help me a lot," junior Joel
Even though there were so few girls
in drafting classes, Jack DeSelms,
drafting teacher, said, "They've either
got the knack for it or they don't."
Ordinarily girls wouldn't be expected
to be found in drafting classes. Senior
Stacy Kroner agreed:
"People who don't know anything
about it give me trouble. They say,
'Why are you taking a boys' class?"'
She continued by saying, 'Tm planning
a career in interior design. I took archi-
tectural drafting for background infor-
mation for college classes."
Some of the guys expected at least
one or two girls in the class. But others
had mixed feelings. Senior Bill Clough
hadn't given it much thought:
"I didn't not expect them to be in
There are three different types of
drafting classes: architectural, me-
chanical, and vocational.
"Architectural drafting teaches you
exactly how to build a house, all the
teeny-weeny details," Stacy explained.
"Mechanical drafting teaches basic
drafting skills," Bill said.
Architectural and mechanical draft-
ing were more specialized classes, but
vocational gave experience in both
"Vocational drafting gives you a gen-
eral view of everything you can learn in
drafting, both architectural and me-
chanical," senior Tim Kanies ex-
DeSelms' classes had a system set-up
with four or five student assistants. He
gave further instruction to these assis-
tantsg so if other students had a ques-
tion, they could ask the assistant before
asking the teacher:
"Mr. DeSelms gives more informa-
tion to the assistants, then, whoever has
a question can ask his or her assistant.
It works pretty well," Joel said.
Drafting students said they liked the
class because it was a break from the
normal six-hour study routine:
"You get to work at your own pace
with your own skills rather than read
and then study," Bill said.
Stacy agreed, but said, "It's time
consuming and not a breeze class. It's a
challenge and there's a lot more tests
than in other classes."
Concentration enables senior Tracy Dinkel to perfect tedious architectural drafting assignments. "The
key note to success is dedication which requires a lot more than one hour of work in class. " she sal d.
Poor machines hinder
progress, not interests
Although faculty and students coped
with abused machines and poor facili-
ties, interest continued to rise in the
"I think we do a good job with what
we have. We try to give the students an
opportunity to have at least a working
knowledge of the machines that we do
have," Marian Manuel, typing and
clerical procedures teacher, said.
Throughout the department many
different types of machines were used in
relation to each course. Among these
were manual, electric and proportional
spacing typewriters, transcribers, mim-
eograph machines, duplicators, adding
and calculating machines, a shorthand
lab and various other office machines.
According to Gerald Jackson, head
of the Business Department, a great
deal of money has been put into these
"Approximately 360,000 has been
spent during the past years for the var-
ious office machines. The state pays 50
percent for all machines used in secre-
tarial and clerical procedures. We are
allowed only 514.91 per machine for
service for the manual typewriters and
328.95 per machine for the electrics for
the entire year. Therefore, new ma-
chines and repair work is limited to a
certain amount of money."
Many teachers said they would like
to see changes within the Business De-
"I would like to see more room in the
secretarial and clerical room with an
area to washup after using the duplicat-
ing equipment. Also, I would like to
have some word-processing equipment
so the students could see how it works.
One machine would give them time to
have it on a rotation basis and not be
completely baffled when they have to
use one on a job,', Debra Smith, secre-
tarial and clerical procedures teacher,
"I would like to have electric type-
writers for the shorthand classes and
preferably for at least half of each typ-
ing classrooms. I would also like to see
some additional business classes added,
such as Business English, Typing II and
Business Machines. Right now we don't
have the additional space of equipment
for these classes," Virginia Miller, typ-
ing and shorthand teacher, said.
Jackson, who also works with Dis-
tributive Education, also had a few sug-
gestions for course changes:
"I would like to see machine courses
for all students and a computer pro-
gramming and use course, a career ex-
ploration course and a business commu-
But, he also realized what it would
take to make these changes:
"Each of these programs and
changes is extremely expensive, and if
you don't have money, what do you
One of the many rotation assignments involves adding and calculating machines. Students practice
hand positions and calculations on the I0-key adding machine as Well as the electronic calculating
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poor condition, a number of students still enroll in
Above: Electric typewriters enable secretarial and
clerical students to improve speed and reduce errors.
Left: The Business Department has access to one
duplicating machine for student use in each of the
business practice classes.
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Truman, Chrisman rivalries were not
apparent at William Chrisman's voca-
tional metals class.
"There is no hostility between them.
They work very well together," instruc-
tor Raymond Lesh said.
Although there was no static in class,
remarks echoed in the halls:
"I have fun walking in the halls be-
fore class with my letterman's jacket, or
my football jersey. They stare at me
and ask, 'What are you doing over
here? Go back to where you belong,"'
senior Keith Moore said.
Even though they attended Chrisman
for the first three hours, they remained
loyal to Truman:
"I feel like I'm in prison. We come in
the back way and we leave the back
way. We don't even get a break in be-
tween hours. I wish they had this equip-
ment at Truman, I think I would like
the class better," senior Mark Evans
"Since Chrisman has better facilities
for a machine shop, it is now a vocation-
al within the district," counselor Bob
There were 19 guys in the class, and
13 were juniors and seniors from Tru-
"Mr. Simmons, metal teacher from
Truman, told us about this class. We
had to have Metals I at Truman to be
able to come to Chrimman. We had to
have at least an 'S' average, and be
recommended by Mr. Simmons," ju-
nior Mark Hodges said.
"They were selected, and then
screened according to their ability,"
The course was a three-hour block
which consisted of classroom and indi-
"Before we start working with the
machines, we see films that deal with
what we'll be working on. Only one or
two people can see a film at a time. Itls
like a T.V., and there is also head-
phones with it. And like any other class,
there's studying out of a book," junior
Jim Eden said.
"The individual screen instruction
lets students receive instruction in
which I could not give them myself,"
"After we study the book on how to
use a certain machine, we receive per-
sonal instruction from Mr. Lesh. Then
we spend about seven days on it to
make parts for our projects. Then we
rotate to another machine, and start all
over again," senior Gary Logan said.
Although the machines were in good
condition, it still took a year to com-
plete a project:
"We have the whole year to work on
nur projects. There's about nine pro-
jects to choose from. I'm working on a
drill press. It will cost me about S30-40
to make, but it would cost me a lot more
to buy," senior Chris Reagan said.
Gary Logan frightj and Eric Klimt lleftj from Truman demonstrate that rivalries do not exist while
working in the metals shop during Vo- Tech with Troy Griffin from Chrisman on lathing operations.
Students passing tests
earn CPR certification
Second quarter brought a new stu-
dent into Monte Gagliardi's Advanced
Her name is Resuci-Anne. She is a
lifestyle model of a human being
equipped with the body functions need-
ed to demonstrate cardial pulmonary
recessitation. Among these functions
are the pulse, airway, exchangeable
lungs and a battery operated chest plate
to check for correct or incorrect hand
positioning during chest compressions.
Gagliardi taught CPR in his health
classes because he said he felt it is ev-
eryone's job as people to save others.
He also stresses the importance of the
"I think everyone from junior high
age and on up should know CPR. If
everyone could do it, and do it well, we
could be saving a lot of lives."
There are only a few basic steps to
know while doing CPR, but a person
must know them well and have confi-
dence to be successful, students said:
"Every aspect of CPR must be per-
formed to perfection in order to obtain
the desired reaction," senior Eric Hol-
comb explained. "And it takes total
concentration, because people will be
panicky during the situation which may
be a distraction to you."
"If you want to be successful in CPR,
you can't think of yourself being tired
or whatever, but in the terms that this
person's life depends upon you," junior
Grant Dorsey added.
Just as other spectators panicked,
also while being near a critical situa-
tion, the person knowing CPR may be
nervous and panicky, also. When under
pressure a rescuer might lose all train of
thought and not know what to do next.
"You should know exactly what you
are doing because in the situation so
much is going on at one time it'S hard
to think," senior Lisa Mitchell said.
"It's such a big risk to take someone
else's life into your hands. I don't know
if I could ever depend upon myself to be
in charge of something like this," senior
Kelli Calvert said.
On the contrary, with the skills that
have been taught, others felt completely
confident doing CPR:
"I feel that with Mr. Gagliardi's
teaching techniques I've learned I go
beyond the freying point and directly
into CPR when I see someone in need,"
A state law requires that a person
certified in CPR must get recertified
each year by taking a course to refresh
The rewarding feeling most people
would experience if they saved some-
one's life would be one never forgotten
"It would give me a feeling of self-
satisfaction and approval knowing that
you took it upon yourself to learn in
case something like this happened."
"If I saved someone's life doing
CPR, I would feel that I have achieved
the most humanitarian act that could
be performed,,'Eric said.
Gagliardiis open classroom discussions encourage an easy-going atmosphere. It also urges more
students to respond freely with their personal feelings and experiences on the subject being discussed.
Above: Teresa McMahon uses Pam Cochran to dem-
onstrate how to open an airway for breathing restora-
tion. Right: Clearing an obstructed airway is essential
in CPR procedure. Barb Reynolds uses this techiniquc
for class observation.
Above: A Heimlich blow to the uppcr stomach
can be zz life saver to a choking victim. Tcrcsu
administers a blow to Pam. Left: Kelli Calvert
performs CPR on the simulated human body,
Right: After showing his ability to shoot a gun prop-
erly, Troy Knox receives his gun safety certification
which allows him to have a hunting license. Below:
Proper camping and survival equipment is essential
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Left: An outdoor sport becomes an indoor one as
students learn to upright a canoe and other safety
precautions at the YMCA.
Above: Proper shooting tactics and preciseness aid
Jennifer Schmidt during target practice.
liven up P.E. interests
The outdoor recreational class put
students in the "back-to-nature" atmo-
"I like to teach the outdoor sports
because I enjoy doing it myself. I decid-
ed to start the class when I became a
safety instructor and they were pushing
to have safety taught in school," Don
Coffman, head of Physical Education
The class covered areas in angle and
casting, shooting, canoeing, backpack-
ing and survival.
In the fishing unit students learned
casting, different parts of the rod and
recognizing certain types of fish.
During the shooting unit, BB guns
were used to learn the four basic posi-
"I liked the trap shooting the best.
It's a sport that not too many people
know about. I received my gun safety
certification which now allows me to
receive a hunting license," sophomore
Troy Knox replied.
The canoeing unit was' the most pop-
ular unit of these taught. Students were
given permission to use the YMCA fa-
cilities. They had two canoes and were
taught how to maneuver and guide
them along with safety precautions.
"We learned how to upright a canoe
when it was overturned. I really got a
lot out of it and at the same time had a
great time," sophomore Jennifer
The outdoor survival unit provided
students with information on types of
equipment and safety equipment on
camping. Films were shown on tech-
niques and the equipment used in back-
"I learned a lot from this unit. It
taught me how to be safe in the out-
doors. It really aroused my interests in
camping and I hope I will be able to
take up this activity more often," soph-
omore Steve Linson said.
Coffman said he felt the class was a
success. It was planned only for first
semester but due to the student request,
it was also taught second semester.
However, he said that there could have
been ways of improving it:
' "Most students would enjoy the class
more if we had the chance to get out
and do what we talked about during the
class time. If more field trips and in
depth work could be arranged, it would
reflect toward the bettering of the
Above: Fishing rods donated to the school by a retail company, bencllt students in the rccrcntional
classes. Through Don Coffmans guidance, Brent lnce learns parts of thc rod and special casting
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itle IX scores big for female sports
by Gary Sell
Girls burst through an enormous hole
behind blocking of HEW and the legisla-
tive line to score big with Title IX.
Title IX, presented in 1972 by Health,
Education and Welfare QHEWJ and the
Untied States legislature, is a program to
"It was born to establish equal opportu-
nity in interscholastic athletics and all ex-
tra-curricular activities pertaining to
school," Norman James, athletic director,
The nation-wide program flared in a
"If we didn't comply with the plans to-
wards Title IX, they CHEWJ, threatened
to cut off all educational funds. Though
Title IX deals mainly with athletics, all
funds would be abolished. So we had no
choice!" James, speaking for all adminis-
trators behind Title IX, said.
The document states, "Equal opportuni-
ty for both males and females . . ." But the
effect landed primarily on the females:
"Ten years ago sports were offered
mostly to the guys. The lack of interest on
the gals part was the only reason. Now, the
girls became interested and Title IX is
here to help them through," Dr. Robert
Henley, superintendent, said.
"Now to ensure equality in our financ-
ing for them, we have an equally balanced
budget. For every dollar taken out of the
boys' funds, there is another dollar drawn
for girls," Henley said.
Equal financing is stressed in college,
"The financing we have on the high
school level works fine, but in college there
is no need to carry out the balanced bud-
get towards scholarships. For every schol-
arship given to a boy, another scholarship,
worth the same amount, is given to a girl,"
Carole Sapp, girls' basketball and softball
"That's dumb! There are girls getting
scholarships that don't even have that
much talent, while at the same time, some
guys are going to waste because there isn't
enough money to provide them with a
ride," junior Byron White argued.
Equal opportunity for both sexes
stressed the Title IX standard manual -
meaning, simply, if there is a boys' sport,
there must be a girls', except for contact
sports which are not yet offered to girls:
"The sports we have at Truman that are
not offered to girls are football and wres-
tling. And, the sport offered only to girls is
volleyball. It is possible for either sex to
participate on any of those teams, but usu-
"A lack of interest in sports as a whole would be the only problem I can
End. Most students these days would rather be rock stars than athletes. "
The balanced budget supplies just
enough for survival:
"It presents hardships in financing
equipment, uniforms and coaching. But it
is only fair that we supply the girls with
mutual necessities," Jim Talbott, varsity
football coach, said.
"We have had to cut out the extras that
we could once afford," Henley admitted.
"Financing the coaches to take the
teams is probably the biggest problem,"
Monte Gagligardi, cross country coach,
Title IX principles also applied toward
physical education and created co-ed
"Since the birth of Title IX, we have
been able to mix sexes in our Phys. Ed.
classes and teach the same thing," Coach
Don Coffman, Athletic Department chair-
"The only problem with co-ed is in the
performance. I think girls being around
guys motivates the guys to work harder.
But from the girls' stand point, the thought
of having to sweat in front of a guy just
blovi their mindf' Coffman added.
ally not very likely," Henley explained.
Titlc IX provided girls with new teams.
Many boys'think a volleyball team should
result for equality:
"I think there should be a boysi volley-
ball team provided so there is no chance of
having one of them on the team," Lori
Sievers, varsity team member, said. "l'd
be on the bench for sure."
"If a girl could handle it, she's welcome
to come practice with us," Coach Coffman
said in referring to football. "There are
some guys that could definitely handle vol-
leyball and there is no place for them to
display their talent," he added.
"If I had a chance, heck yes l'd play
volleyball!" senior Mark Stanke, AAU
volleyball player, said.
Few problems stand in the way toward
the success of Title IX:
"Other than future financing, I can't see
any problems," Dr. Henley said.
"A lack of interest in sports as a whole
would be the only problem I can find,"
Coach Talbott added. "Most students
these days would rather be rock stars than
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The tracks of talent were visible statisti-
cally, but the 5-5 record may have been
misleading of their season.
Statistically the football team outplayed
eight of their ten opponents:
"We outrushed everyone, excluding
Ray South and Winnetonka. We should
have had a better season, but we couldnlt
get the ball to the goal line,', Head Coach
Jim Talbott said.
Mistakes and penalties at crucial times
accounted for the team's unsuccessful
"We would get inside the 20-yard line
and couldn't go any further. We would
clutch up and make mistakes or get penal-
ized, especially in the first half of the sea-
son," senior Tod Meyers, lineman, said.
Losing the first two set back the expec-
tations and morale of the team:
"We lost the opener to Shawnee Mis-
- sion West, 8-0, and the next week, to Ray-
town, 35-12. We got down. I know I did. I
expected an undefeated seasonf, senior
' Louis Orlando, tri-captain, said.
The record evened out at 2-2 and hopes
for a turn-around had not vanished:
"I thought it was our turning point. We
only beat Van Horn 7-0, but after we de-
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39-6, I thought we were going to go 8-2,'l
senior Eric Holcomb, tri-captain, said.
The next two games galloped back down
the losing track, abolishing hopes of con-
"We were wiped out by Winnetonka,
40-10, our worst game for sure," senior
Mike Porter, lineman, said. "But the next
week against Ray South we didn't play
that bad. They only beat us 7-0, and ou-
trushed us by only seven yards."
Three out of the last four games lifted
the record, leveling it at five wins and five
"We won over Chrisman 27-73 that was
a fun game since we knew most of the guys
we were playing against," senior Alan
Johnson, defensive end, said.
"The last two games kicked! We beat
Blue Springs, 14-0, and then Hickman
Mills, 21-14. Both were good games," sen-
ior Tim Scott said.
The expectations of having a much bet-
ter season left the players in a state of
"My expectations were shattered. We
really did have a lot more talent than our
record indicated. We were really disap-
pointed," Byron White, junior noseguard,
Talbott summarized the efforts best
when he said, "I was shocked of our record
and over-all standings in the conference."
Above right: On the verge of losing, Mike Porter
reflects on a discouraging game at Ray South where
they outrushed the Pats by seven yards. Right: Speed
and accuracy are essential elements for pass comple-
tion as quarterback Todd Bodcnstab dcmonstra tes by
throwing a for Hrst down.
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South and Winnetonka. We should have had a better
season, but we couldn't always get the ball to the goal
Above: Jim Johnson returns to the huddle after cring-
ing with pain on the previous play. Left: On the
opening kick-off, Brian Clark dashes down-field
against Leek Summit, for valuable Held position -
on Homecoming night when the Patriots were victo-
rious over the Tigers, 39-6. Below: Varsity team
members: Front row: Kreg Mallow, Mark Stanke,
Byron White, Jim Johnson, Da vid Markham. Second
row: Ron Lipps, Todd Bodenstab, Larry Buecero,
Tod Meyers, Alan Johnson, Louis Orlando. Third
row: Mike Porter, David Gooch, Rob Klim, Steve
Helmuth, Randy Vaughan. Fourth row: Bill Clough.
Gary Sell, Eric Holcomb, Brian Clark, Jeff Scharlg.
Fifth row: Chris Reagan, Craig Fenner, Keith
Moore, Tom Larkins, Mark Evans. Last row: Tim
Scott, Roger Brown, Klp Esry.
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a player or coach is not abnormal in attempts to
psyche up the team. Here, Coach Talbott provokes
"I liked to think about the game and my job on the bus
- shut my eyes and put my head on the seat and start
thinking about what I had to do. "
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lose to Winnetonka, 40-10. Right: A dry mouthpiece is not too refreshing to a thirsty player.
Left: The bus ride provides a place and time to rid the
butterflies that flutter in the stomach before the
game. Above: Taping equipment creates a better Ht
for hopes of a better game. Right: Seconds split the
difference between loss and gain for halfbacks such
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Strategy, tension and pep talks psyched
up players on the day of the big game.
"I think they fthe coachesj wait until
gametime to tell us their feelings about the
game so it will psych us up more," senior
Jeff Scharig said.
Most players said they did not need help
getting psyched up:
"On the day of the game, after I woke
up and realized that we played later on, I
would instantly be psyched up and stay
that way until gametime," senior Brian
Concretration set in at different times,
but the bus ride provided a quiet, tranquil
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job on the bus - shut my eyes and put my
head on the seat and start thinking about
what I had to do," junior David Cordes
Last-minute preparations also relieved
some tension that the game brought on:
"I liked to tape my shoes, or whatever
else needed tape, for a little bit of security.
No one wants to get out there and have to
worry about equipment problems," senior
Tod Meyers said.
Even though everyone did not play, they
all needed refreshments once in a while:
"They are a necessity for victory cele-
bration," one player said.
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J .V. To Winning season
After being undefeated its sophomore
year, the junior varsity football team came
"We were all up for the first few games,
especially after last years 8-0 season," ju-
nior Craig Blankenship said.
Their sophomore season combined with
the freshman season left half of the team
undefeated, while the other had only lost
"We went undefeated last year as soph-
omores and the year before that, our
freshman year, both junior high teams
went undefeated, until Palmer played
Bridger, where someone had to lose,', ju-
nior Kevin Herring said.
Coming off the two-year winning streak
heightened the juniors' desire to win:
"Our goal this year was to be undefeat-
ed again," junior Greg Lowe said.
The winning streak stretched through-
out most of the season:
"Our first game against Shawnee Mis-
sion was one of our better games. We won
17-6," junior Mitch Zehender said.
"After killing Raytown, 33-0, I thought
we were going to blow it against Lee's
Summit. But, we came out on top, 13-12
- a good game," junior Doug Ruse, quar-
"Those dudes were big," junior Ed Sim-
mons exclaimed about the Winnetonka
game. "But we played a good game and
beat them 35-16."
"Ray South was a game that I was un-
sure of while we were playing, but we won
18-l4," junior John Monaco said.
The Bears clawed their way through the
"We lost the game to Chrisman along
with our winning streak. Oh well, I guess
it's better for us to lose now and get re-
venge next yearf, junior David Cordes
The season ended with a 6-2 mark:
"We took our aggressions out on Oak
Park, after losing to Chrisman, and we
won 19-6," junior Matt Kraner said. "We
didn't have our winning streak any more
going into Blue Springs game, and every-
one was relaxed from the victory over Oak
Park so we were all out to have fun, were
too relaxed, and it showed. We lost 42-0.
Response of a 'fun filled' season came
from most of the J .V. team members:
"We had a lot of fun because everyone
got to play a lot," Doug commented.
"We had to play a lot because of a lack
of players," Gregg added.
Above: Junior Varsity team members: Back row: Ed
Simmons, Craig Blankenship, Dan Fursick, jDoug
Carpenter, Larry Elkins, John Richet, Matt Kraner,
Robert Osborne, David Cordes. Front row: Kevin
Herring, Joel Walsh, Doug Ruse, John Williamson,
Steve Klim, Scott Burnett, Gregg Lowe, Mitch
Good stance is necessary for a defensive end, such as
Larry Elkins, in order to stop opponents outside.
Zehnder, and John lGonzoj Monaco. Right: Tur-
novers are a frustrating part of football, unless they
are benelicialg this one was against the Wildcats as
Ed Simmons indicates. However, it did not help too
much, Truman lost 42-0.
"We didn 't ha ve our winning streak anymore going into
the Blue Springs game, and everyone was relaxed from the
victory over Oak Park so we were all out to have fun, were
too relaxed, and it showed! We lost 42-0."
Football players must sacrifice their bodies which sometimes results in injuries like this one to Craig
Blankenship in the Oak Park game. Truman battled successfully, winning I9-6.
Junior Varsity Football
17 6- Shawnee Mission West
33 0- Raytown
13 12- Lee's Summit
35 16- Winnetonka
18 14- Raytown South
12 28- William Chrisman
19 ' 6- Oak Park
0 42- Blue Springs
Above: Communication between Doug Ruse, quar-
terback, and Coach Pauk can bccomc crucial during
close games. Below: Players only can remove helmets
at halftime, and John Williamson takes advantage of
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throughout the season between Andy Williams and
Ron Barbeck. Here Head Coach Roger Pauk, with
Williams, devises a play. Right: Wide receivers must
maintain concentration on the ball when a defender is
interfering, such as this one did to Milton Neal in the
Leek Summit game - where 128 of the 316 total
yards were acquired through the air, That Hnal score,
40-10, put the Patriots at 4-05 however, their one and
only loss came the next week.
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possible perfect season
Outscoring its opponents 268-65, the
sophomore football team lost only once:
"We ended up losing one, but at first I
was positive we were going all the way,
undefeated," Phil Rhellihan, running
In the first half of the season, they at-
tained a 43-point scoring average:
"We scored 48 points against Shawnee
Mission West, to their O, the first game of
the season. That was a smash," Andy Wil-
liams, quarterback, said. "And then,
against Raytown, we won 45-6. I couldn't
believe we were scoring so many points
"We wiped Van Horn right off the field,
41-0, and, for the third week in a row,
scored over 40 points," Ron Barbeck, who
along with Williams shared the starting
role of quarterback, said. "And for the
fourth week in a row, against Lee's Sum-
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Troy Calvin, Kevin Miller, Chris Griep, Joe Maloney, Second row: Brian Howard, Chris Button, Mike
former, Jerry Dona van, Brock Gerts, Milton Neal, Tod Holdernessg Third row: Kevin Fields, Da vid Bra by,
phil Rhellihan, Alec Shepard, Randy Bentele, Tripp Haitt, Bob Bruenur, David Titus, Troy Knox, Carl
Lathrope, Top row: Lee Anderson, Scott Berridge, Ken Wicker, Ron Barbeck, Steve Johnson, Jim Holm,
4ndy Williams, Mark DeYoung, Kevin Murphy.
mit, we scored 40 points again!"
Up to this point, the potential of an
undefeated season seemed clearly evident
"We were upset by Ray South! After
scoring 40 in each of the first four games,
and then getting skunked, 19-0, that's kind
of hard to accept," Rhellihan said. "That
was our only scoreless performance: I
don't know what was wrong with us," he
The upset provided enough motivation
to compel the sophomore team to "move
on" instead of "mellow out":
"We were back up to par against Chris-
man, scoring close to 40 again," Doug Ev-
ans, lineman, said. "They were the third
team that we kept from scoring against us.
We munched on them 39-O," he' added.
Their best game conquered Oak Park:
"After coming from behind twice, we
were able to hold them off and win 28-20,"
Randy Bentele, back, said.
The season ended after the destruction
of the Wildcats:
"We finished up against Blue Springs,
winning 27-6, with a final record of seven
wins and one loss. That's not too bad," Lee
Mistakes could have been a hazard to
the team's success:
"We were penalized 540 yards in eight
games, fan average of about 70 yards per
gamej to our opponents' 390," Head
Coach Roger Pauk said.
After shutting out three teams and hold-
ing others to only a few tallies, the defense
was considered as the strongest aspect of
"Though we outscored our opponents,
our defense was on the field more than our
offense. We held teams ,many times in
tough situations," Pauk said.
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paid off for the girls' volleyball team this
year. They were the second athletic team
from Truman to win the Class 4-A State
"I think the key to our success was
teamwork, the whole team was like a big
family," junior Penny Waggener said.
The girls started off the season by beat-
ing Winnetonka, the team they would
eventually meet in the first round of the
"We played Winnetonka twice before
State and we had won one and lost one, so
we were all pretty nervous and excited
about playing them," senior Angie Schu-
Truman beat Winnetonka decisively in
three games to go on to play Oak Park.
"We were pretty much ready to beat
Oak Park after we had had such a good
match against Winnetonka," senior Lori
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make girls state champ
They walked over Oak Park in two
games to gain a berth in the round robin of
the State finals.
"lt was weird to think that we were go-
ing to State. It didn't really hit me until
the day we left for Springfield. In fact, itas
still hard for me to believe,', Waggener
The team left school early on Friday,
Nov. 9 so they could make it to Springfield
in time for their one o'clock match against
rival Hickman Mills. T
They split the match with Hickman, 15-
13, 10-15. The next match was against a
St. Louis team called McCluer North
Stars. They out played the Stars for two
games and won 15-1, 15-7. The third and
final game was against Hillsboro with a
split score of 11-15, 15-1.
Truman emerged from round-robin play
as the first seeded team. They would play
Hickman Mills for the State Champion-
ship the following evening.
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block, much to the surprise ofa Hickman Mills hitte
for a much-needed point in the h'rst match of thc Sta.
round-robin tournament. Truman eventually split wit
Hickman in this match. Below right: Confetti tlies ar
tears of happiness flow as Dixie Wcscott, the rest of tl
State volleyball champs and highly excited Bins, crow
around to exhibit the Class 4-A trophy after winnii
the linals against Hickman Mills and consequent
their 25th game with a record ol' only lour lossc
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Blue Springs 15- 7 15- 6
Lee's Summit 15- 4 15- 8
Chrisman 15-12 15- 3
Gak Park 15-10 15- 9
Raytown South 17-15 8-15
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"I played J. V. last year and we came so close to going
undefeated. It was special to go undefeated with the team
that we bad. "
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Wynnetta Massey takes a turn. Right: Awaiting the
serve gives Tani Stanke the chance to pursue her
concentration. The J. V. proved their concentration
bv aointz undefeated.
In any sport, muscles play an improtant part and need to be taken care ofpropcrly to prevent injury. Here the .
team stretches out in a ripple to not only help them physically, but mentally as well. This type ofstretching
helped the team get each other up for the match. The team maintained a season with no critical injuries.
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ning the sophomore tournament. Above right: Bre
Brown displays one of the different styles of sett.
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Valerie Volleyball, Jill Sherman, Dana Shoemaker,
for undefeated record
Winning all games is the goal of any
team, and the junior varsity volleyball
team reached that goal for the first time
during its five-year existence.
"After the first game, I really expected
them to go undefeated. I just had to see
how they played in that first game to know
whether they would or not," Coach Donna
"I played J .V. last year and we came so
close to going undefeated. It was special to
go undefeated with the team that we had,"
junior Liz Commino said.
The spirit was high on and off the court,
as proved by their enthusiastic support of
the varsity team:
"They were all pretty close since most of
them had played together in junior high,',
Coach Shuler said.
Other victories were in store for the Pats
as they easily won the William Chrisman
sophomore tournament for the second
consecutive year. The team played and de-
feated three teams it met in the tourna-
ment. Chrisman fell victims in the finals
with the score of 15-13, ll-15, 15-6.
Sophomore Dana Shoemaker reflected
on the tournament:
"I felt real good about our season, but I
really felt good about winning the sopho-
"The only team that really gave us any
problems was Chrisman. They played
pretty tough the first two games of the
finals, then the girls came around the last
game to beat Chrisman soundlyf' Coach
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ob truct young runners
Running cross country took a lot of time
and practice. After-school practice con-
sisted of running eight or nine miles, then
working on their speed by running one-
tens and half-mile intervals at a sprint
"Even though we ran with the guys dur-
ing practice, Coach Gagliardi showed us
no pity," junior Patty Petet said.
Running, students agreed, is a mental
sport that takes immense determination on
the part of the individual.
"More people could run competitively if
they just tried, but most people won't,"
sophomore Liz Clough shrugged.
Many of the girls were running on their
own before they knew or even thought
about coming out for cross country.
"I love to run and so I was running on
my own and just training myself," Petet
"I was only running during track last
year, but now that I'm on cross country I
want to run all the time," Clough said.
Senior Lisa Ibarra was training with last
"This season was really a blast. They
should have a stronger program next year
if they Qgirlsj run over the summer and
keep all the enthusiasm they had this
Petet and Clough said they are looking
forward to next year:
"There will be two sophomores and two
juniors returning and we hope we can get
some more girls coming up next year to
come out for the team," Petet said.
The team will approach the starting point together for the Hrs! time ever since this is the Hrst year of girls
cross country at Truman. Thcsc are the only six girls that participated in the program.
Aboveg Winning her Hrst medal was exciting for Li.
Clough. Below: Led by her Irish Setter, Shanna Kell,
trains but does not run with the cross country team.
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before its tirst home meet. Team members are Jeanelle Mitchell, Angie Bohanan,
Milly Nido, Liz Clough, Patti Petet and not pictured here, Lisa lbarra. Although
a first-year team, the squad was domlnanted by inexperienced girls. Below: Liz
Clough and Lisa lbarra dash to the Hnish line ofa long tournament race. The
usual length for a race is two-to-three miles and whether the runners are in
condition for more miles doesn't make any difference because a Dist three miles
seems just as tiresome as a slow six or seven miles. The girls raced alongside the
boys in some meets.
A grim look of determination explains Lisa lbarra 's feelings in this practice. An
average practice like this covered 6-I0 miles a round the Independence area.
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fast pace can cause some to push themselves to the
point of sickness. Below: Steve Walker uses his time
is no recognition involved in cross country. We are lucky
if we are covered by the newspaper. Yet it is a more
strenuous sport than the rest. "
In all sports, concentration plays an important role, and in cross country concentrating on stamina ana
determination helps runners to keep pushing on. Scott Sharkey turns it on as he concentrates on the uncvcr
terrain upon which a runner might easily injure himself and be out for the rest of the season.
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Lynne Snowden tries to find out. Below left: Runners
like Rick Waggoner have to pace themselves. Below:
Teams designate rest areas before the race.
cross country program
Although the interest in distance road
running has increased, a lack of participa-
tion hendered the cross country team.
"One person can't stir up the interest to
develop anentire team," Coach Monte
Gagliardi said, "especially on the high
school level where their interest is already
somewhere else. It has to start in the junior
high. Most schools have a junior high pro-
Different alibis arose from the lack of
interest in distance running:
"A lot of guys, even the ones who go
out, said they feel there is no recognition
involved in cross country. We are lucky if
we are covered by the newspaper. Yet it is
a more strenuous sport than the rest,"
sophomore Zane Morod said.
Others felt cross country was conve-
"I am really glad cross country is of-
fered. I am too little to play football or
anything else, but I still want to be an
athlete, so I run," sophomore Troy Morod
With only one senior on the team,
Coach Gagliardi had to rely on the inexpe-
"We had mostly sophomores with a few
juniors and a senior. We had to compete
against other schools who would have
mostly seniors running," junior Mark Fer-
"We didn't really have the capability to
be running on the varsity level. Some of us
just ran junior varsity level. We just didn't
have the experience that our competition
had," junior Scott Sharkey said.
Despite the participation barrier, the
team retaliated by working well together:
"We all became good friends and kind
of helped each other along. We had to
because we didn't have much leadership
with only one senior," Scott said.
Working well together consisted of what
kind of work?
"Training together, pushing each other
on," sophomore Steve Walker answered.
"We usually had to run quite a bit and our
teammates or Mr. Gagliardi would keep us
Running became quite a bit routine:
"We trained on our own in the summer,
but team practice began two weeks before
school started. We built our endurance up,
and by the end of the season we were run-
ning eight to ten miles per day on a steady
pace," Zane said.
"We would usually run to the square or
out around the Independence Center.
Gagliardi would usually tell us where he
wanted us to go, sometimes he even ran
with us," Steve said.
verifies team's record
Thirty, forty, game. Not all the victories
were won that easily for the varsity tennis
team this year.
"We really struggled this year because
of our inexperience," junior Teresa
McMahon explained. "Last year mostly
juniors played J.V. singles."
The team also suffered because much of
the season was spent without a designated
number one player:
"You really need a team leader that will
not only be a vocal leader, but will get out
there and show it on the court," Coach
Pete Hile said. "You really build the rest
of the team around the number one play-
"The number one spot was more or less
'up for grabs,' but I think Leighanne Best
held it the most," McMahon said.
Senior Kim Carter, who played mostly
exhibition matches with the team, also felt
the lack of a number one player really hurt
the team this year:
"When you don't have a consistent
number one player after having one for so
long, it's hard to get things together as
Senior Melissa Earnshaw, who was
third in Conference singles, felt the team
worked harder than their record showed:
"We had to struggle because of our lack
of experience, but I'm not unhappy with
Coach Hile also felt that the lack of
experience was a large factor:
"We lost a lot of close matches that I
think we should have won. The girls
worked really hard and his the best that
they could, but they just didn't have
enough of the kind of experience they
needed to win those close matches," he
Left: Team spectators, Chris Davis and Coach Hile,
view a game from the bench. Above: Varsity team:
Front row: Leighanne Best, Chris Da vis, Debbic
Webb. Second row: Melissa Earnsha w. Last row: Tere-
sa McMahon, Coach Hile, Sara Burns. Below: Con-
centra tion can be seen on the face of Leighanne Best as
she returns the ball.
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vocal leader, but will get out there and show it on the
lbove: The net poses to be the biggest obstacle besides
ttitude when playing the game of tennis. Below: Sub-
onscious effort shows while Debbie Webb valleys the
'all back over the net.
Top: A strong forehand is a vital asset in tennis. Chris
Davis utilizes hers to the best of herabilit y. Above: Every
tennis players enemy is the coming of darkness when
there are no court lights. Sara Burns looks to the sky in
disgust between plays at a late match.
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determination give Sara Sandring the ability to re-
ceive and return the hard-driven serve ofa powerful
Lees Summit opponent in the finals of the junior
varsity conference doubles tournament. The junior
varsity team finished up a superb season with a re-
cord of 14 wins and 2 losses. The team will have at
least six returners to pose a threat for conference title
next year. Right: The junior varsity team: Front row:
Sara Sandring, Phyllis Sloezen, Ann Snyder. Second
row: Tracy Reed, Holly Noland, Cindy Hanes. Back
row: Robin Gentry, Coach Pete Hile, Megan Kelly.
Kelly, Sandring team up
to capture doubles title
Smashing is the word to describe the
junior varsity tennis team. It finished the
season with a 14-win and 2-loss record and
a doubles team that won conference.
"I think Sara Sandring and I only lost
two games the whole season. I just hope we
do as well next year," junior Megan Kelly
Lee's Summit and Oak Park proved to
be some of the toughest competition for
the doubles team:
"We lost two matches the whole season
and they were to Lee's Summit and Oak
Park. Then we met the Lee's Summit team
in the finals of conference," junior Sara
"We played a doubles team from Lee's
Summit in the conference and one of the
girls on that team won the doubles title last
year as a sophomore," Kelly said.
Sandring felt that their team's success
was because of their positive attitude to-
wards each other:
"We always gave each other little pep
talks before the match, and if one of us did
something wrong, the other person would
just tell her to forget it and keep playing."
Coach Pete Hile was pleased with his
"I had six excellent sophomores who
were willing to work hard. I think if the
girls will work at it during the off-season
and practice, they'll be outstanding next
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ar ity team's spirit low
The varsity basketball team had many
"nights in the ruts," ending the season
with a losing record of 5-17.
"We won our first game, but after that
we went downhill for awhile, practically
the whole season," senior guard Paul
After that first victory against Grand-
view, the team was never able to even it
"I thought we were going to have a de-
cent team going into the season. After we
won our first game, I felt even better about
us. But that sure didn't last long," senior
forward John Tomlin said. "It was like we
were jinxed or something."
With its record traveling down the high-
way to oblivion, it finally reached the point
of no return. The team lost 13 consecutive
"Playing on the team was actually em-
barrassing, humiliating and no fun after
awhile. It was really hard because every-
thing we did was a failure. We really got
stomped on by some teams," senior for-
ward Robin Scott said.
After awhile the players were not able to
wget it up:"
"It got to be such a burn-out losing all
of the time, no matter how hard or long we
practiced," Rusty Case said.
"It got to the point where I wouldn't
wonder if we were going to win or not, but
instead, how bad we were going to get
beat," Scott added.
Against some teams varsity was really
"flirting with disaster:"
"I think the worst we got beat was by
Chrisman. They won by 27 points, that's
pretty bad," junior center Jerry Spratt
said. "But it was still a fun game, because
we got to battle under the boards more. I
think the Nrefs quit calling fouls after
Those "permanent waves" of defeat that
drenched the team's season was blamed on
"We needed to do something different
that's for sure. Personally I think the
coaches didn't take full advantage of the
talent we had. Some of it went to waste in
most of the games by being on the bench,"
senior center John Wingo said.
"At the end of the season we got to
where we were at least winning some about
every other one. I was especially glad,
though, that we were able to win our last
game against Winnetonka. At least we
ended on a good note," iMann added.
Above: Senior Paul Mann, playing the position of
guard, dribbles the ball down the court while he is
anticipating what offensive play to call,
Front row: Mark Hafner, Andy Williams, Robin Scott, Richard Murdock, Paul Mann, Rusty Case, David
Cordes, Tom Bodenstab. Back row: Jeff Mage! Imanagerj, Ron Pence, John Tomlin, Steve Williams, John
Wingo, Jerry Spratt, Curtis Nelson, Brad Bond. Sophomores played a big part on the varsity team this year,
but should promise successful seasons in the fu ture. One player commented, "We had the talentj but some of it
went to waste in the games by being on the bench. "
"We won our Hrst game, but after that we went downhill
for awhile, practically the whole season. "
Above: Senior John Tomlin 'goes for it!" Left: In
a nerve-racking game against Blue Springs any
chance to get the ball was vital as Jerry Spratt
leaped for the ball, but they were defeated 49-48.
Above: Along with dressing for the game, Steve Wil-
liams gets psyched up. Right: While Coach Stephens
goes over final game plans, John Tomlin takes time
to stretch. Below: Warm-ups are important before
Right: Tension mounts during a close game with
Grandview as John Tomlin goes in for the basket.
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game, the loss lingered over our heads, as did our Hnal
record. But at least the boys never gave up."
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Above: After a close game against Raytown, Richard
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room. Right: The team converses during a time out
against Oak Park.
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Game-day routine aroused the butter-
flies that would later flutter up and down
the court with the varsity basketball team:
"I think a lot of us were really nervous
on the court most of the time. We felt we
were under a lot of pressure and we played
that way, too, like our record indicates,"
senior forward Robin Scott said.
"Even though we didn't play that hot, I
think most of us were thinking basketball
constantly, especially at school on the
game day," senior guard Paul Mann said.
Getting ready to battle opponents in-
volved mental and physical preparations:
"I had to stretch to prevent pulls and
have my ankles wrapped before every
game to keep them from getting
sprained," senior center John Wingo said.
"There are different ways to get up for a
game. Everyone practices his own, I
guess," senior center Steve Williams ex-
Warm-ups provided time to loosen the
muscles and tension before the game:
"Pre-game allows you to get the feel of
the ball and the crowd. Plus, a chance to
show off the sweats and dunking abilities,"
junior David Cordes said.
Unfortunately, game time did not al-
ways ban the butterflies, but increased the
pressure of every scoring opportunity in-
"We were involved in some close games.
Most of them turned out to be heartbreak-
ers," junior forward Jerry Spratt said.
Time outs and halftimes helped the
team when they couldn't get it up:
"Getting involved together at halftime
and all other breaks in the action gave us a
chance to at least try and follow our game
plan," senior guard Richard Murdock
Frequent failure fractured the record
and expectations of the team:
"From the time we walked off the court
until the next game, the loss lingered over
our heads, as did our final record," Coach
Rex Stephens said. "But at least the boys
never gave up."
Teamwork, talent lead
to 12-2 season for J.V.
With little experience and a lot of tal-
ent, the junior varsity basketball team
stuck together to produce a 12-2 season.
"I would say this has been the most
talented J .V. basketball team I have ever
coached," Coach Forrest Bertoldie said.
"Everybody really stuck together and
played tough," sophomore James Holm
said. "At the high school level it's more
competitive and I think for a lot of us,
since we're sophomores and we didn't have
as much experience as the varsity players,
we played really well togehterf'
With only two juniors on J .V., there ex-
isted voids which sophomores needed to
"I think we had the best team we could
have had. We had to shuffle some players
from varsity to junior varsity," Bertoldie
said. "We had only four juniors on the
whole team, so that meant that sopho-
mores were having to fill some J.V. and
Bertoldie went on to explain why the
shuffle of players was necessary:
"The purpose of a J.V. program is be-
yond winning ball games. We play people
to build them for their later years," Bertol-
die explained. "Don't get me wrong, I al-
ways want to win, but we try to develop
players for certain positions."
Although sophomores dominated the
J .V. team, juniors Richard Alfano and
David Cordes played in most of the games:
"I got to play in almost every game,"
David said. "At first I didn't think we were
going to have that great of a season, but it
turned out we did."
The only two losses the J.V. suffered
were both dealt by Raytown South. These
two losses broke the team's perfect record,
but not its momentum.
"I was really happy with our season. I
was hoping we could win our first games
and have some momentum for the rest of
the season," Alfano said. "When we lost to
Ray South our second time, I was kind of
discouraged, but then we won all the rest."
A lot of the team's enthusiasm came
from the players, but their coach also sup-
plied spirit. '
The final game of the season against
Winnetonka exemplified how the J .V.
team played for their entire season. They
nearly reached 100 points, outscoring their
opponent by 69 points:
"It's really great when you end up a
season with such a strong victory. The way
we were playing, I don't think any team
could have beat us," Ken Spires said.
Above: High school basketball on the junior varsity
level puts sophomore Curtis Nelson into competition
with juniors for a spot on the J. V. team.
Front row: Mark Hafner, Curtis Nelson, Brad Bond, David Cordes. Back Row: Richard Alfano, Ron Pence,
Andy Williams, Tom Bodensta b, Ken Spires. "I would say this has been the most talented J. V basketball team
I have ever coached, "Forrest Bertoldie said about the most successful boys basketball team at Truman this
"I think we had the best team we could ha ve had. We had
to shuffle some players from Varsity to junior varsity. We
had only four juniors on the whole team, so that meant that
sophomores were having to H11 some J. V and varsity
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for a jump shot against Oak Park. Below right: Soph
more Tom Bodenstab shoots for two in a game Tru
age of juniors and seniors,
Right: Talent, togetherness and coaching from For-
rest Bertoldie enable the J. V. to win against the
cross-town rival William Chrlsman, 67-62. Lower
right: One of two juniors on J. V., David Cordes goes
omores comprise most of the J. V. squad and sopho-
man won by 20 points against Oak Park. Some play- ,
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down. We ended up losing only four times. and we won 12
Below: Front row: Da vid Elliott, Robert Morris, Brad Lyon, Kevin Stroup, Jim Pollard, Back row: Jeff Howe,
Mark Huelse, Danny Bean, Greg Fancher, James Holmes. Left: Mark Huelse concentrates as Coach Tonnies
revises his game plans during a timeout. Above: James Holmes attempts to pass the ball to Danny Bean, Such
passes helped the sophomores defeat Oak Park 57-46. Below: Sitting on the bench is not only a time for catching
ones breath but, also for studying the opposing teams weaknesses.
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J keep his eyes on the ball. Above: Jeff Howe attempts
gain an advantageous position for the rebound while a
vtown player struggles to get the same position.
after making adjustments ,
Despite the complications drawn about
by the new teammates, offenses, defenses,
coaches and environment, the sophomores
were able to adjust and have a winning
"Basketball is a sport where you really
have to know what is happening all around
you. You have to know exactly what your
teammates are doing at all times, and be
able to anticipate what they are going to
do next. But it is really hard when you
have not played together before," guard
Kevin Stroup said. "That is why I think
sophomore basketball is harder than varsi-
ty. On varsity they are more experienced
and have usually played together before,"
After playing their first high school
game, some players acknowledged they
were growing older:
"Sophomore basketball is not a big deal
to very many, so the crowds were usually
small. But still I remember getting really
nervous before the first few games. Finally
getting to play on the high school court is
kind of neat," forward Jeff Howe said.
"It's kind of weird when I remember
watching my brother Brent, who graduat-
ed from here in 1978, on the same court
and back then I wondered what it would
be like playing here someday. Now I
know," guard Brad Lyon said.
The weeks of practice before that "first,
high school game," did not allow enough
time to generate a powerful approach:
"Our first game was our worst. We
didn't play well together at all. I don't
think we were confident in each other yet.
We got clobbered against Raytown by 16
points," forward Jim Pollard said.
After finally adjusting to their new at-
mosphere, the sophomores turned them-
selves on to a successful season:
"We played together pretty good after
we got everything down. We ended up los-
ing only four times, and we won 12 times,'l
forward David Elliot explained.
"We lost to Ray South twice, Raytown
and to North Kansas City. Outside of
those four games we were successful. We
finished 12-4," Coach Bob Tonies said. "I
am not sure how the other sophomore
teams in the conference finished, but I
think we ranked in the top. They were a
great bunch of kids. I enjoyed working
with them this year."
Sophomore Ken Spires goes for the jump shot after
successfully faking out a Chrisman player. These two
points, along with 67 others, helped the sophomore
team defeat the intra-city rivals, Chrisman 69-40.
for achieving final goal
Truman ended its regular season play
tied for first place in Conference with a
tough Lee's Summit team. The girls had
beaten them in their first confrontation by
12 points. On their second meeting, the
Patriots suffered their second and final
loss of the regular season.
"We work hard and on the whole the
team is very talented," sophomore Cindy
Durham said. That sums up the reasons
for Truman's successful season.
"Everybody gets along well and we real-
ly play together as a team. I played most
J .V. last year, but I noticed there was some
controversy among the varsity players and
that probably hurt them to an extent,"
senior Angie Schumacher said.
The varsity squad went its first seven
games without a defeat. The eighth game
they met Hickman Mills, last year's State
"The reason we lost to Hickman Mills is
because we went over there worried about
some of their individual players instead of
thinking about us. I didn't stress that we
had to make them beat us," Coach Carole
The next step for Truman is the Region-
al tournament. In order to take first place,
they must win two games.
"We'll be playing the winner of the
Winnetonka-William Chrisman game and
if we win that, we will automatically be in
the finals of the tournamentf, Sapp ex-
After the Regionals, comes State com-
petition. Truman is in District 12 while
some of the tougher competition is in Dis-
tricts 13 and 14.
"We have really got the best draw we
have ever had for State. We really have
more of a chance to get out of our area
quicker," Sapp said. "The very best teams
in the state are here in this area and it's a
shame when they eliminate each other be-
"State is our biggest expectation and I
think if we play our best then it isn't totally
out of the picture," Durham said.
"I have been pleased with our perfor-
mance so far this season. I just hope we
can keep it up and take State in Colum-
bia," junior Rhonda French said. me
Top: Penny Waggener demonstrates her dribbling skills as she brings the ball down the set up the offense. Abov
Breaks are an important part of any exha usting game. In this instance, time out is taken by Coach Carole Sag
to help reorganize the thoughts of the team and to supply them with additional information on how to play tl
opponents effectively. The squad went on to defeat Center on its home court by a narrow margin of one baske
ending the game at 35-33.
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Above: Sophomore Cindy Durham attempts to block the outside shot of an opposing Chrisman Bear. Truman's
defense and rebounding was outstanding this year with two silt footers at the boards, enabling them to get the ball
out to the guards Ibr scoring positions. Below: Truman s varsity squad. Front row: Sherri Miller, Penny Waggener,
Rhonda French, Second row: Dixie Wescott, Mendy Chandler, Angie Schumanacher. Back row: Cindy Durham,
Julie Walker, Shelly Skoch.
Above: Concentration is etched in the face of
junior Julie Walker as she shoots a one-and-one
free throw. Two more points are placed on the
"'There were sometimes weelcs between games, so there
were probably four practices to each game."
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Front row: Brenda Brown, Susie Lindsey, Angie Zimmerman. Second row: Carmen Steinman, Karey K ytle, Stacg
Sartan, Sandy Davies. Back row: Susan Cox, Dana Kratz, Allison Witcher, Sonya Ridell. Below: Having ll players oi
the junior varsity team is a definite asset to all members since there are always people to substitute in positions, giving
those who have played a chance to rest before their playing time comes again.
Above: Gaining possession of the ball in the
opening seconds of the game is important to
tbe team as it depends on Allison Witcher to
tip the ball to them in a jump ball. ,Y , K,
Above: Sophomore Sherrie Miller and junior Mendy
Thandler, both on varsity, contributed to the 15-l re-
Practicing hard pa s off
for inexperienced team
"Practice makes perfect" could be the
theme of the junior varsity basketball
The squad finished with a 15-l record
for the season and more experience than
they startedout with.
"There were six new people on the team
out of a possible ll members," junior
Sandy Davies said.
J .V. spent most of its practices with the
varsity squad. This enabled them to com-
pete with some athletes of a higher quality
than most of those they played against.
"We worked really hard with the varsi-
ty. We scrimmaged with them and most of
our practices were with them. There were
only two two-week breaks where the J .V.
practiced alone," Coach Lou Lyons said.
Last year's J .V. went undefeated in sea-
"I think the girls really worked hard
trying to assume the same position as last
year," Lyons said.
Losing the second game of the season
eliminated all possibilities of going unde-
"I think it was good we didn't go unde-
feated. We had a young team and it took a
lot of pressure off of us early in the sea-
son," Davies said.
Practices dominated much of the sea-
son, causing some mental problems.
"The length of the season hurt us. In-
stead of just the midseason slump, we had
two slumps," sophomore Karey Kytle said.
"There were sometimes weeks between
games so there were probably four prac-
tices to each game," Davies added.
Next year's outlook doesn't look quite
"A lot of people won't be playing on
J.V. next year and we don't know what to
look for from Palmer and Bridger," Kytle
Left: Junior Angie Zimmerman defensively tries to block the shot of her oppo-
nents while her teammates position themselves for the rebound. Above: Two
Truman girls charge for the ball, despite a decked Hickman player, in the all-out
struggle to regain possession of the ball. Easily enough, the junior varsity team
defeated the Hickman Cougars 52-35.
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with 8-2 winning season
The wrestling matches that struck this
year sparked a winning season and torched
the previous team record:
"We had the best record Truman's
wrestling team has ever had. I was obvi-
ously pleased with our team this year,"
Head Coach Bill Beyer said.
The wrestlers tormented teams in four
and eight-squad tournaments:
"We took first in the Ruskin squad and
Truman tournament, but we could only
finish second in the William Chrisman
Quad and third in the Ruskin tourna-
ment," senior Louis Orlando H451 said.
Getting toasted by only one team, varsi-
ty finished second in conference:
"We only lost one match in conferenceg
that was to Blue Springs. We got blown
away 56-8. But we also lost two other
times besides that one. We lost to Grand-
view, 38-23, and to Center by one point,
C30-29J," senior Chuck Coleman C981 said.
Outscoring their opponents 375-164, the
wrestlers pinned other honors, also:
"In the matches we won, we came close
to doubling all of our opponents," senior
Todd Meyers C1751 said.
"I think we had a pretty good season
and evidentally so did some other people.
We were ranked tenth in the metropolitan
area, third in the District, second in Con-
ference and seventh at State," senior Mike
Porter C1555 explained.
Besides the efforts issued by the team as
a whole, some individuals should be recog-
"Only three of us qualified to wrestle in
State competition," senior heavyweight
Keith Moore said. "They were Mike Por-
ter, Bert Gross and myself."
"Moore qualified for state with a record
of 15-4. At state he wrestled twice, win-
ning once and losing once. He did not
place. Gross went to State with a record of
25-0-2, and placed second down there.
Porter also placed second, going there un-
defeated at 22-0. Those three really had a
good year, though a lot of the guys that
didn't even go to state had good seasons,
also," Coach Don Coffman said.
"Wrestling is a tough sport and it in-
volves a lot of self-discipline, but every-
thing is worthwhile on the day of the
match when at school you think about it
and start getting intense. And as the day
progresses, you get even more tense. Sweat
trickles down from your arm and you're
putting on the head gear to go see what
your made of," senior Steve Helmuth
11673 said "It's a good feeling after you
Below: Senior Mike Porter once again has his ham
raised in victory. Mike took second place in State in th
155 pound weight class. Bottom: Junior Steve McGe
attempts to over power his opponent for the pin.
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had. I was obviously pleased with our team this year."
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Bonadonna, Bert Gross. Back row: Louis Orlando, Mike Porter, Steve Helmuth, Tod Meyers, Phil Bennet, Chris
Hubbard, Keith ,Moore Right: Junior Bert Gross intently watches his teammates as he awaits his turn to wrestle.
Bert took second place in state in the 138- weight class. Below: Senior Steve Helmuth struggles for the pin as the
referee checks the shoulders of his opponent.
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wrestle varsi ty. "
"As a junior, you 've already adjusted to the work involved
in wrestling and you are really challenging yourself to try to
Above: In order to escape a pin from his opponent, Steve Helmetlz tries to bridge out. Left: Varsity team
members cheer as junior varsity wrestles. Bottom: Zane Moorerod goes for reversal to score two points.
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mask. Right: Front row: Steve Walker, Kevin Gilges,
Zane Moorerod, Dean Welsh, Hugh Vest, Troy Knox,
Dan Cordle. Back Row: Doug Evans, Mike Fortner,
Scott Watkins, Andy Holloway, Jim Wood, Bob
Eades, Sam Snider, Brian Kinne, Paul Landes.
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pa off for grapplers
Two hours a day, five and six days a
week in Truman's wrestling program will
supposedly "put hair on your chest" ac-
cording to members of the J .V. team:
"Only the tough guys stay out, that's for
sure," junior Paul Landes said.
The normal practice would drain most
and perhaps even leave an odor behind:
"We would walk away from practices
tired, drenched with sweat and very
smelly. I even remember some guys puking
their guts up before making it out the
door," junior Byron White said.
The junior varsity, consisting of juniors
and sophomores, was a challenge for the
"As a junior, you've already adjusted to
the work involved in wrestling and you are
really challenging yourself to try to wrestle
varsity," junior Todd Harris said.
To sophomores, it was more of an initi-
ation into a new, more difficult program'
"It is nothing like junior high. You real-
ly have to adjust to the new setting - the
coaches, teammates, and a rougher prac-
tice," sophomore Steve Walker said. "The
whole practice is mainly all conditioning."
"We did pretty good. Some individuals
really helped a lotg some got to wrestle
varsity a few times," sophomore Doug Ev-
The work involved paid off. With the
final mark of 8-3, J.V. compiled a winning
"We were able to capture first in the
Ruskin Quad, a four-team tournament,
and placed third in another eight-team
tournament. In dual meets we were only
beaten by three teams," sophomore Zane
"I was satisfied with J .V.'s perfor-
mance," Coach Don Coffman said. "They
Girls assist coaches:
Wrestlerettes program as managers
Smelling sweaty bodies, keeping time
and blowing whistles is all a part of the
Wrestlerette's new managing job. Twelve
of the Wrestlerettes were volunteers in this
"Two girls manage for a week and then
they rotatef' captain Diana Dinsmore
The managers idea was formulated this
year and has proven successful.
"I felt out of place at first. But, you get
used to it after awhile and it's no big deal,',
senior Jacque LaBruzzo said.
The job of a manager is to help Coach
Beyer during practice.
"We keep time and run errands for
Coach Beyer," Jacque said.
One of the jobs of the Wrestlerettes is to
support the wrestlers during their matches.
"We decorate their lockers and make
posters, especially for the big tourna-
ments," Diana said.
The Wrestlerettes have more members
this year than ever before.
"All of our records are being kept a lot
closer this year because of the hike in
membership. The number of girls who go
to State depends on how much they par-
ticipatef' Diana said.
Tickers keep, record times for team
Support is a must for swimmers, and the
Tickers give just that.
"Our job is to help the guys as much as
we can. Two ways we do this is to decorate
lockers for home meets and have a team
table for away meets," president Laura
The girls worked hard by selling candy
to raise money.
"We sold candy this year and Coach
Allen bought some new stopwatchesj'
The Tickers have a whole different new
group of girls this year.
"We have a completely different group
this year. The only problem with that is the
old members have to show the new ones
everythingj' Laura said.
"The Tickers are a functional part of a
swim meet. They're like referees to a foot-
ball game. They time, judge and score the
meets. Without the Tickers, there is no
way we could have a swim meet," Coach
Doug Allen said.
Above: Wrestlerette Dana Piker intensely watches the
action on the ma t. Below Left: Wrestlerettes are caught
up in the excitement ofthe ma tch. Below Right: Tickers
keep swimmers' times and record them at swim meets.
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Above: Wrestlerettes: Front row: Lori Morse, Angela Bone Uunior Captainj, Donna Dinsmore Uunior Captainl,
Angie Rierce ISophomore Captainl, Jan Wyrick tSenior Captainj, Diana Dinsmore fSenior Captainj, Thelma
Dishong, Second row: Lisa Hill, Jill Beaver, Paula Copeland, Rhonda Greenfield, Dana Piker, Jacque LaBruzzo,
Jane Van Tassel, Sheri Hammond. Third row: Kim Hopkins, Robin Enke, Kendra Yahne, Lesli Joy, Sara Sandring,
Melody Carroll, Cathy Dietrich, Leslie Wiley. Back rovv: Stacey Ferree, Robbi Dickinson, Ginna Mayden, Jann
Fenner, Teresa McMahon, Chris Cartwright, Rene Lowe, Pam Wood, Tracy Reed. Below: Tickers: Front row: Susan
Weddington, Lesi Joy, Laura Minthorn I President j, Pa tty Peter, Angie Bohanon I Vice President 2, Laurie Phleps, Liz
Clough, Susan Graham. Second row: Dana Ragsdale, Christie Dod, Shelley VanMeter, Debbie Evans, Kelly Beattie,
Ellen Rustin, Ann Heady, Wendy Peters, Lynne Mendicki. Third row: Lucy Wallace, Tamasita Tonga, Sandra
Walter, Lori Greenfield, Karen McClain, Nancy Biken, Kathy Markham, Tracy Hanlon, Kim Smith. Above right:
"lf it weren't for the Tickers, we couldn't have our meets. They serve a purpose other than just cheering for us,"
varsity swimmer Jim Burrus explained.
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did, but I am satisHed. We were really strong but we just
didn't have enough depth. We were good but not excel-
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seven of the nine times they swam dual meets.
Right: An explosive start is demonstrated by ju-
nior Bob Henley.
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row: Bob Henley, Brent Ince, Peter Hedlin. Back row
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Doug Allen discusses last-second instructions with ju
nior Bob Henley and senior Tim Scott.
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and order of events before the meet. Below: Senior
Dave Griner prepares for the starters signal to begin
the race. He shattered thc school record for the 50-
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Varsity swimmers place
third in area competition
Losing only twice, the varsity swim
team took third in the conference:
"We only lost twice this year, once to
Raytown and once to Ray South. I
thought for sure we'd probably go unde-
feated this year, but we were hurting in a
few areas. In those two meets we couldn't
come up with enough points," senior Jeff
Scharig said. "Those were the two teams
who beat us and those were the only two
teams that finished in front of us at the end
of the year Ray South, lst, and Raytown,
Some swimmers expected more out of
"I thought we would go farther as a
team than we did, but I am satisfied,"
junior Pete Hedlin said. "We were really
strong, but we just didn't have enough
depth. We were good, but not excellent,"
"I was pleased with our season, but I
wanted to do better individually, expecial-
ly at State," senior Dave Griner said.
The team had a winning season at 732,
but for some it wasn't over yet:
"Pete Hedlin, Brian Mitchell, Bob Hen-
ley, Brent Ince, Jerry Peters, Jerry
Flesner, and Roger Gamble all qualified to
go to State. Getting to go to State is an
honor in itself," Coach Doug Allen said.
It seemed, however, there were a few
too many teams at state for the team to
"There were 50 teams at state. We were
powerful, but we didn't have enough to do
what it takes to win State. We didn't even
come close," Hedlin added. "But I am
satisfied, anyway. I was convinced we were
a good team way before State and I still
feel that way.
Going into State, Truman was seated at
the bottom and this is where they ended
"We gave it our best shot, but we could
only do exactly what was expected of us.
We were seated last and that is where we
finished," junior Bob Henley said. "I am
just glad I got to gog it was a lot of fun."
No one sparkled, but the relay team did
"Our relay team, Griner, Peters, Henley
and Ince, did better than anyone else from
Truman, but Henley did pretty well also.
He got an 8th in the 200 I.M. - that's a
mixture of all four strokes," Allen ex-
Even though everyone couldn't attend
State, some felt they couldn't have made it
with out the rest of the team:
"I know a lot of us wouldn't have went
to state if we wouldn't have been pushed
by our teammates and Coach Allen who
really worked us hard,', sophomore Brent
Ince commented. "Like for me, Jeff
Scharig was really tough competition and
if he wouldn't have been there to push me,
I doubt I would have swum the times that I
"I felt we had a good season this year.
Even though we didn't do that hot at
State, we pulled out a third in confer-
ence." Allen said. "We had a lot of talent
both in our seniors and our underclassmen.
I am looking forward to working with
them next year."
They get money' worth
by lo ing only one game.
The junior varsity swim team got its
money's worth from practice by losing
"We had to take full advantage of our
practice time since we were paying for it,"
junior Scott Sharkey explained.
"lt cost the school like S25 an hour for
every practice, and we practiced for about
an hour and 15 minutes per day. No other
teams have to pay to practiceg why should
we?" sophomore David Dodd griped.
"With all the expenses we have forked
over to the 'Y' since we have had a swim
team, I think by now we could have paid
for our own pool here at Truman," Coach
Doug Allen said.
"Swimming is as important to us as the
other sports here are to the other players
and they have their own place to perform,
or at least to practice," junior Bryan Low-
Regardless of the cost, the junior varsity
cashed in on all but one meet:
varsity competition at one time or another:
"We all got to swim varsity sometime
during the season. Some people swam
quite a bit since some teams did not have a
junior varsity," sophomore Mark
JV had a lot of depth to offer to the
"We had guys who could swim a lot of
different thingsg so wherever the varsity
was hurting, we were usually able to fill in.
Like varsity was hurting for divers this
year, so we were only left with one diver,
Rick Waggoner, and he dove for varsity
half of the time, too," junior Tony Vincent
These mixed practices probably helped
the team more than anything:
"We were forced to work as hard as the
varsity and that was good for us. In other
sports, the J .V. teams have a different
coach and different practice scheduleg we
don't,,' Scott added. "I think that was one
Above: Sophomore Rick Waggoner hopes that the
long hours of practice after school will show itself on
this dive during competition and it did.
"We only lost to Raytown. I think we
lost to them only because most of our JV
swam varsity that meet," Dodd said.
Every member on the team splashed in
of the best things about us as a teamg we
worked hard together and had a lot of fun
at the same time.
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Above: After suffering a broken back prior to thi
season, sophomore Jeff Austin could only be a man
ager. Left: The butterfly is one of the harder compe-
"Swimming is as important to us as the other sports here
are to the other players and they have their own place to
perform, or at least to practice."
Top Row: Sophomores Scott Conners, Brian Mitchel, Jerry Fleshner and junior Scott Sharkey. Middle Row:
Sophomores Paul McClain, David Dodd and junior Bryan Lowderman. Front Row: Sophomores Mark
DeYoung and Rick Waggoner.
Above: Sophomore David Dodd prepares to get a
good jump off the block against Raytown. Below:
Sophomore Brian Mitchell attempts to dive as flat as
possible so that he can gain distance instead of depth
for a better start.
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Laurie Pierpoints eye as she continues to
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"We Work better than a lot of other squads. We get what
We need done and have lots of fun doing it. "
Above: Chants like "Lets get a little bit rowdy" and "T-
R-U-M-A-N " aid the cheerleaders in arousing Pep Club
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experience as she has cheered on the blue squad for
Above: A variety of mounts and pyramids proved to
be an asset to the blue squad at the NCA cheerlead-
ing camp they attended during the summer. Right:
An individual "sink-it" cheer is performed by
arsity quad sells ad ,
Besides cheering at all varsity boys'
football and basketball games, the blue
squad cheerleaders earned money
throughout the year for extra activities.
Members of the squad included seniors
Leighanne Best, Stacy Kroner fcaptainj,
Kathy Reed, Marcia Soule and juniors
Tracie Linville, Lisa Nash and Laurie
"We have to earn money for everything
we do," Kathy said. "We sold stationery,
cushions, plants and held car washes. Car
washes went over better this year and we
made about S100 each time."
Although most of the money-making
projects were done as three squads, selling
ads in exchange for gym bags, to be given
to the varsity boys' teams, was strictly a
blue squad project.
"We were to sell ads to fill the front and
back of these bags. If we could, we would
get 100 free bags." Leighanne explained.
"He wanted us to do it in two days. At
times we didn't think we would, but we
wanted the bags.
The gym bags were a lot of hard work,
but it proved to be a success.
"There was enough bags left over to
give to sports teams, other than the ones
our squad is assigned to." Leighanne said.
"Plus we made money off of it, and we
could give senior athletes a bag." Kathy
Each summer the cheerleaders attend a
one-week long camp:
"We went to camp at Northeast Mis-
souri State University in Maryville. It was
a National Cheerleading Association
QNCAJ camp," captain Stacy said.
"Camp gave us a time to get to know the
new juniors on our squad. You kinda don't
know how everyone will get along," Leigh-
anne said. "It's like a big test to see if we
could handle being together, cheering all
"You not only get to know your own
squad, but we also became closer to the
other squads," Kathy commented.
All three squads won big honors but the
blue squad won the most outstanding:
"You're evaluated every night. They
give red, white and blue ribbons - blue
being the best,and we got all blue rib-
bons," Stacy said.
More cheering consumes spare time
The sophomore cheerleaders, the red
squad, knew they had their work cut out
for them, cheering twice as much as the
"We cheered at all girls' games while
the others split-time and cheered for the
guys," Susan Young said.
','We have cheered at most every girls'
game, sophomore, J .V. and varsity." Tri-
sha Anderson said.
Despite a rough schedule, the girls ap-
peared glad of their decision:
"At first, some of us werenlt sure about
going out because we knew it was going to
be a lot of work. But most of us are glad we
went outg I know I am," Sue Johnson said.
The summer practice routine did not
agree with the late sleepers:
"We began practicing from 7 to 9 a.m.
here at Truman. That was the hardest part
getting up," Cynthia McHenry said.
Also in the summer, they attended
cheerleading camp which supplied them
with hard work and togetherness:
"At Maryville we worked hard but we
had a lot of fun together also. We'd pour
shampoo on the floor in front of the show-
er and go sliding through. It was a blast!"
Gina Zimmerman said.
Most of the girls agreed that the prep-
arations for their season were worthwhile.
"We had to raise money to buy uni-
forms and for camp and everything so we
all sold tupperware, seat cushions, turkey
raffle tickets and plants at the end of last
year, we even had a garage sale. " Paula
"The year has been fung I am glad I
went" Tracy Horn added. "It has been
neat getting to cheer so much."
Only 5 girls hinder squad is forma tions
'The white squad cheerleaders cheered
with two fewer members than the blue or
red squads who numbered seven girls each.
Opinions differed among the girls on
whether only five members improved or
hindered the squad.
"I think in a lot of ways we are closer
because there are only five of us," junior
Kate Waterhouse, captain, said. "Cheer-
ing with five is different because we are
used to cheering with seven."
Junior Julie Lyon said she disliked hav-
ing only five members "because we can't
have the pyramids and stuff we can on a
One common hindrance for all the
squads is the time required to cheer for the
many different sports teams. The white
squad cheered for all junior varsity boy's
games and the duty for the sophomore
boys' teams was split between all three
The one squad of five allowed more
cheerleaders and lessened the load on the
other squads. The tri-squad system started
last year and 19 girls composed three
Junior Roseanne Bonadonna explained
the limitation of 19 instead of 21: "I think
they wanted to restrict it, but then 21 peo-
ple is a lot of people. Also, there aren't
enough old uniforms."
During the 1979 summer, all the cheer-
leaders spent five days at a camp in Mary-
ville. this annual event enabled the cheer-
leaders to sharpen their skills and learn
new cheers. All the cheerleaders on all
three squads won blue ribbons, which were
the highest awards given.
"It's really a hard schedule at campf'
junior Tommi Likely said. "We did better
than last year because I think we looked
forward to camp and had a better atti-
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"At Hrst, some of us weren't sure about going out be-
cause we knew it was going to be a lot of work. But most of
us are glad we went outg I know I am."
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Paula Mitchell Trisha Anderson
Above: A new mascott uniform was a neces-
sary purchase this year to lit the smaller sized
Tammi Weyrauch. Below: Cheering at a state
tournament was a new experience for the red-
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Each time the Starsteppers perform, they do a different routine where they use
varied types of props such as the rings, pom pons, gloves and suitcases.
Above: A Starstepper performance is not complete without their smiles. Below:
Concentration is intense as everyone counts the beats of the music to themselves.
"Tryouts, BLAH! They evaluated us on our basic kicks,
poise and the most important trademark ofa Starstepper, a
big smile. Tryouts were so nerve-racking it was hard. "
Front row: Donna Dinsmore, Deanna Johnson. Second row: Pam Jordon, Johnna
Meyer, Christy Hardwick. Third row: Angie Zimmerman, Pennie Langton,
Tammy Duckworth, Kathy Markham. Fourth row: Karla Lavis, Lisa Horner.
Fifth row: Nancy Whitworth, Angie Myers. Sixth row: Sabrina Miller, Susie
Washburh. Seventh row: Tracy R ubick, Julie Phillips, Pat Duchene I co-captain 1,
Esther Longwith fcaptainj. Eighth row: Sara Burns, Sherri Hammond. Not
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pay off at performances
An expensive fee and long hours of hard
work gave many kicks to more than 20
junior and senior girls this past year:
"We have put a lot of hours in for drill
team since last summer," most Starstep-
pers said. -
Tryouts triggered the first of their per-
formances and simultaneously shot some
"Tryouts, BLAH! They evaluated us on
our basic kicks, poise and the most impor-
tant trademark of a Starstepper, a big
smile. Tryouts were so nerve-racking it
was hard," senior officer Sara Burns said.
Under sponsor and commander, Sherri
Adams, the members became POW's
fPrisoners of Workj and were sent off to
"We were required to go to camp and
learn routines and compete against other
drill teams. It was held in Oklahoma and
Mrs. Adams came with us," senior Nancy
Whitworth explained. "In competition we
received one red ribbon and two blue rib-
"The officers went to another camp in
Indiana. They received three blue rib-
bons," senior Angie Meyers said.
They did more work to pay for their
"We held concession stands, car washes,
sold candy and Halloween goodies, cook
books, candles, and we even had a fashion
show and a garage sale. We had to raise
33,500 to pay for our camp tuition that we
borrowed from the school," junior Pat Du-
chene, co-captain, said.
The price paid for the labor diminished
at the birth of every show-time:
"All the practice and work we did be-
came worthwhile after every performance
when the audience would applaud and
usually give us a standing ovation," senior
Sabrina Miller, public relations director,
said with a smile.
The girls put themselves hack in the md-
dle week after week learning and practic-
ing new routines:
"Between the routines we learned at
camp and the ones we obtained from pre-
vious years, we performed to many differ-
ent themes," junior Angie Zimmerman
Perfecting the many routines perpetrat-
ed a rough practice schedule:
"During the summer we practiced from
7 until 9 every other morning. When
school started we practiced from 6:30 until
about 8:15 since we had drill team first
hour. It was hard to get up that early all
the time. Most of us were usually cranky,
but we got the job done," senior Kim Ben-
Traveling to different places added to
the "sweet emotions" of their perfor-
We wanted to do something nice, so we
visited Swope Ridge Old Folks Home and
performed for them a couple of times,
once at Christmas. They really enjoyed
us," senior officer Julie Phillips said.
"Tears came to most of us after per-
forming for the old folks," junior Tammy
Duckworth added. "We also performed at
all football, volleyball and basketball
home games and the NAIA basketball
tournament held at Municipal Audito-
rium. All of it involved so much practice,
but it was worth it! I am sure it was some-
thing we will all look back on and cherish
in the future."
With all the strain the season was a slow
ride, but the Starsteppers were able to
keep pushing on:
"I thought we were never going to quit
learning, working and practicing new rou-
tines. It got awfully hard, especially at the
end of the year, but we made it," senior
captain Esther Longwith said. "I was
proud of us, and so was Mrs. Adams, our
sponsor. I think it was worth all the work
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Pep Club tir interests
ith male participation
"M-U-R-D-E-R. Murder! Murder!
Murder!" can occasionally be heard com-
ing from the only two masculine voices in
Pep Club. The cheer was made up by sen-
ior Dan McGee, a new Pep Club member.
"The executive council had a meeting
and we decided if boys wanted to be cheer-
leaders, they had to be in Pep Club first.
We voted and now guys can join," presi-
dent Kathy Keller said.
The doors were opened, but only two
boys showed enough interest to j.oin. Other
boys came to meetings, but became in-
volved in other activities:
"I'm not one to turn down an opportuni-
ty. I guess I use my membership as an
excuse to participate in sports activities,"
"At first, Dan and I tried to get other
guys to join, but we both were busy with
other things so we kind of forgot about it
for awhile," senior Stuart Sherman said.
The point system, though slightly modi-
fied, is still in service and the boys are
expected to follow it as closely as the girls.
"The point system is a good policy and it
makes me want to attend more games. The
only change I can see is if I bake a pie or
something, I think I should get more
points because guys don't bake things as
much as girls," Stuart said.
The boys, though being a minority, do
not get special treatment:
"I only get special treatment because
I'm a senior and also because I donat wear
a skirt. I know a lot of people were disap-
pointed about that," Dan said.
ul think that Dan and Stuart felt a little
awkward the first couple of games. I know
if the situation had been reversed, I would
have felt the same," Kathy said.
The two boys agreed that they were glad
they had joined Pep Club.
"It is really an enjoyable activity. My
only regret is not having joined sooner.
Maybe then I would have tried out to be
on drill team," Dan said.
Above: To help build pre-game excitement, not only for the crowd but also the players, Pep Club lines up for
the player's sprint onto the Held. Right: Junior Tammy Smith turns from the action on the Held.
Above: Starsteppers along with regular members of I
fClub cheer on the basketball team. Right: While wait
for the action to resume, everyone watches the visit
"I only get special treatment because I lm a senior and
also because I don 't wear a skirt. I know a lot of people
were disappointed about that. "
llzove right: Senior Susi Washburn gets into the spirit of the game. Right: With
he new rule changes males are now allowed to participate in Pep Club. Only two
Joys took advantage of the change, Dan Magee and Stuart Sherman.
Pep Club Front row: Julie Lucas, Patti Makinen, secretary, Kathy Keller, Iprcsi-
dentj, Esther Longwith, Pat Duchene, freporter-historianj, Karla La vis, Donna
Dinsmore, Sabrina Miller, Julie Phillips, Susi Washburn, Tracy Rubick, Christy
Hardwick, Lisa Horner, Pennie Sue Langton, Sheri Hammond, Lori Slaybaugh,
fparliamentarianj, Susan Barnes, ftreasurerj. Second row: Shelli Wahrenbrock, Su-
san Young, Tracy Horn, Cynthia McHenry, Trisha Anderson, Michele Wright, Kim
Lavis, .lohnna Meyer, Angie Zimmerman, Pam Jordan, Kathy Markham, Robin
Enke, Lisa Kehring, Mariko Kondo, Charby Goodwin, Robbi Kay Dickenson, Jenny
Blessman, Tracie Linville. Third row: Laurie Pierpoint, Sue Johnson. Leighanne
Best, Lesli Joy, Becky El-Hosni, Angie Comstock, Laurie Grove, Kin1 Smith, Lisa
Sutton, Kim Hopkins, Dana Piker, Brenda Beck, Shari Parker, Monica Hodges,
Monica Usry, Theresa Witthar, Lisa Temple, Stacey Ferce. Ginna Mayden. Stacy
Roach. Back row: Lisa Nash, Katie Waterhouse, Paula Mitchell, Kathy Reed, fvice-
presidentj, Tammi Weyrauch, Gigi Downey, Jenny Holcomb, Mendy Sinclair, Cindy
Kerley, Diana Sims, Lisa Hill, Stuart Sherman, Dan McGee, Jamie Downey, Lori
Sullivan, Kim Gill, Laura Davis, Kris Tucker, Michelle McQuinn. Michelle Blanken-
ship, Deanna Snider.
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Rachel Farnham, Lisa Welch, Carla Meier, Jeff Magel, John Farris, Cindy Magill, Mike Porter, sponsor Karen Keri
Third Row: Phil Blount, Sara Sandring, Christy Hardwick, Kathy Mackey, Pennie Langton, Teresa McMahon, Juli
Smith, Perri Blount, Susan Henks, Susi Washburn, Debbie Matthews, Linda Halsey. Back row: Phil Bennett, Gai:
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Athletes dominate clubs:
Club size impedes
Although Lettermen's Club was active
this year, the club was hindered by few
members and supported only athletes.
"I think that Lettermen's Club is a good
way to unite athletes. We're all jocks and
we like being around each other" president
Chris Hubbard said. "It's a worthwile
club, but we're hampered by member-
"The purpose of Lettermen's Club, oth-
er than a social gathering, is to raise mon-
ey for school projects - athletes working
for athletes," sponsor Terry Keeton said.
"We've bought S650 worth of carpet for
the weight room. Welve recovered all of
the benches in the weight room. We've had
donated a swat rock from Mr. Sanford
Ruse. We've bought a 310-pound set of
Olympic weights and its all paid for," Kee-
Candy is often sold, but this year the
club sold stocking caps with each class
year in order to raise money for more ac-
"It's to raise money since we bought
carpet and stuff for the weight room," sec-
retary Darla Vaughan said. "They decided
they wanted to sell hats instead of candy."
One reason for the lack of members was
that no one from the Forensics, Debate
and Music Department participated in the
"I don't think they really ought to be in
it," Mike Porter, Seargent-at-Arms said
about the non-athletic letterpersons.
"They really aren't doing the same thing.
In the three years I've been here, I have
not seen one person from NFL or music.
Another reason for few members was
the lack of interest by female athletes.
This year, the only girl in the club was
"I don't think enough girls are in-
volved," treasurer Larry Bucero said.
FCA provides environment for growth
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes
QFCAJ allowed many Truman athletes and
non-athletes to relate their experiences of
"I think it's good because it brings a lot
of kids together to relate to each other,"
senior Julie Smith said about the club.
"It's kind of neat that you get to hear other
people's views and problems."
Although the club was started for the
patronizing of the Christian athletes, it has
grown and provided an environment for
anyone who wanted to attend. No require-
ments are necessary for membership, oth-
er than attending weekly meetings, and the
club varies in size with each meeting.
"A lot of people aren't athletes. People
of all different groups of our school attend
who need Christianity, and FCA is a good
way for these teenagers to learn about the
Word," senior John Farris said.
"Jesus is not just limited to athletes, so
our group isn't limited to athletes," Rex
Stephens, one of the five sponsors, said.
Some of the others who helped sponsor
were Karen Kerr, William Beyer, Don
Coffman, Monte Gagliardi and Forrest
"That's one good thing at Truman, in
that we've got more than one sponsor,"
Stephens explained the purpose of the
club: "Hopefully, we help Christians be-
come better Christians and show others
Christ. It's always been open to anyone."
"I think most people come because they
want to," Julie said. "I don't think they
come to get brownie points or anything.
You have to really want to come to sit for
a couple hours once a week."
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A change in priorities of students has
changed club membership from status
symbol to near demise.
"Fifteen years ago clubs were more of a
status symbol, but now students seem
more interested in their jobs rather than
school activities," Nancy Ziegenhorn,
Student Council sponsor, said.
The non-involvement of the students is
attributed primarily to more students hav-
ing jobs. Also, there has been a shift of
student's interests from school to those
around the city: I
"I think the students today have the cars
available to get around to other entertain-
ment other than offered at school. There is
also more competition for students' time.
Like the homecoming dance, we had 300
people there, but 15 years ago over half of
the student body would have been there,"
Jobs seem to take the brunt of the blame
for the students inactivity. Many of the
students are working because of the rising
costs of gas, insurance and college:
"I really don't have time to get involved
in a club because of my job. I work be-
cause I don't expect my mother to pay for
college," senior David George said.
"I workjust to pay for my gas and insur-
ance, which is more than I expected," ju-
nior John Waddell said.
The number of clubs has decreased
along with the number involved in them.
Several clubs have fallen victim to this
non-involvement: Trans World Investiga-
wane as priorities change
tion club, Investment club and the Radio
club only three years ago. Another club
that has suffered a marked decrease of
members is Students for Action in Educa-
tion QSAEJ. At one time SAE was one of
the largest clubs at Truman with approxi-
mately 140 members. Last year only six
people actively participated:
"I can remember having a club meeting
faced by many of the clubs. There are
several clubs in which only the members
and a few others know about what the club
involved, like Tri-M.
"I think part of the blame is the spon-
sors, for not introducing the clubs at the
beginning of the year," senior Marcia
"I used to get with the English teachers
"I can remember having a club meeting and students would have to stand
around the edge of the room. But now we could meet on my desktop. "
and students would have to stand around
the edge of the room. But now we could
meet on my desktop," SAE sponsor Floyd
The decline of student activity in these
organizations have prompted some clubs
to take steps to combat this apathy by
trying to involve more students. French
Club has already held a French gouter
with 65 people attending. Interact has
painted the bleachers and BBG's tBaseball
Girlsl are planning a trip to Springfield,
"Tri-M fModern Music Mastersj is go-
ing to try this year to get the name talked
about and hope others become interested.
Last year we didn't really do anything, I
don't think anyone knew we existed. l'm
not going to have another year like that,"
senior Chris Ghaley, Tri-M president,
Getting the name known is a problem
and ask them to plug the program, but not
any more and maybe I should," Hubble
Students and sponsors have different
ideas as to why they get involved in clubs.
Basically they said they wanted to get in-
volved, meet people and have fun.
"I joined FCA CFellowship of Christian
Athletesj mainly to meet people and get
involved in something other than just
sports," sophomore Kevin Stroup said.
"I think clubs should be fun and also do
something for the school. I get involved in
NHS fNational Honor Societyj because
before, I would just come to school, go
home and study and come back. I wanted
to get involved," senior, Quinton Coking-
ton, NHS president, said.
"My club and its activities are the high
spots of my year. I view clubs as a whole-
some activity, that bring kids of like inter-
ests together," Hubble concluded.
Car washes along with 24-hour rock-ii-lhons misc
money for NFL tournaments. Inset: Nancy Ziegen-
horn, Student Council sponsor, raps wilh SluCo
president Tim Pfohl. about money-nmking projects
and spirit days.
In an effort to accommodate student
wishes, Student Council officers started
early to project goals for the year.
"During the summer we all decided
that whatever projects we did this year,
our main priority was to try to bring the
student body closer togetherf' treasurer
Beth Tucker said.
United Way was the first project.
Exceeding past years, they raised 3931.
'I was really pleased with the re-
sponse I got from the students from the
campaign. I feel it was because of them
that it went over so well," Brenda Beck,
student and community concerns chair-
Activities ranging from bashes, a
Halloween Parade, GROAN week and
Homecoming promoted even more stu-
"I thought the back-to-school bash
was really good, especially for the sophf
omores. It helped us feel more at ease
and gave us more of a desire to get
involved," sophomore Chris Davis said.
"The. Christmas project differed
from that of last year. Instead of class-
rooms adopting families, the entire
school adopted Butterfield Ranch, a
children's home in Marshall. The out-
come was more than rewarding for the
children of Butterfield," Brenda said.
Along with the Community Blood
Drive, Walk for Mankind and the Tal-
ent Spectacular, Student Council offi-
cers said that they endeavored to make
1980 a successful year!
"Everything really worked out well.
We had a great group of officers. They
took on many responsibilities and did
their best to see that they were carried
out. I had to do very little of their work.
I'm very proud of them," sponsor Nan-
cy Ziegenhorn said.
Student Council I
Above: Claudia Shepherd and Shelley Hendrix work
after school on the Christmas candy cane sale, which
raised money to help send future Student Council
ofHcers to camp. Above right: Nancy Ziegenhorn, in
her Hrst year as head sponsor, discusses with the
Stuco officers future money making projects. Below:
Student Council officers. Front row.' Brenda Beck,
student and community concerns chairmang Claudia
Shepherd, vice-presidentg Nancy Ziegenhorn, spon-
sorg Tim Pfohl, president: Vicki Schelp, entertain-
ment chairman. Back row: Barb Paxton, AFS chair-
mang Karey Morely, parliamentariang Shelley Hen-
drix, secretaryg Beth Tucker, treasurer.
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Below: Cookies and punch provide the setting for Student Council 3 annual aker-school party given for Mary
Kondo, this year's foreign exchange student. Everyone was encouraged to attend the party, which ga ve the
opportunity for the exchange student to get to know other students on a one-to-one basis.
"During the summer we all de-
cided that whatever projects we
did this year, our main priority
was to bring the students closer
"I knew everyone wanted mu-
sic, especially in the cafeteria
during the lunch periods. There
had to be a more practical use
come from it other than just lux-
ury for the students."
Student Council .
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Top: Student Council ofHcers discuss differences in schools on' the Blue Springs exchange day. Above: Tit
Plhol serves as disc jockey for WHA T. This is the first year Truman has had its own radio and broadcastin
io ve right: G R OA N week pro vided a time for studentes to show their school spirit as Richard Wilson dresses
a typical nerd on Nerd day. Above: After Claudia Shepherd graduated at semester, senior Bucky Buckland
wk over as vice-president of StuCo. Below: Gifts were delivered to Butterfield for the Christmas project
msored by StuCo.
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WHAT, a radio station which
pumped out rock-n-roll and disco music
during the lunch hours, was launched in
Stuco's efforts to carry out students'
The major goal was providing the
school with its own radio and broad-
casting system. Long-range plans led to
many discussions before the station
went into effect:
"I knew everyone wanted music, es-
pecially in the cafeteria during the
lunch periods. There had to be a more
practical use come from it other than
just luxury for the students," Tim
Pfohl, Student Council president, said.
With Speech II in the curriculum,
and radio and broadcasting being the
major area covered, WHAT provided
educational opportunities for students:
"Unlike other schools, there'll be
more than just three or four people in
charge of running it. The speech classes
will all participate in the functioning of
the radio station," Tim added.
Karen Kerr, Speech II teacher, was
in charge of WHAT. Her past exper-
ience in college on a radio station, along
with her Federal Communication Com-
mission license aided her in being ap-
pointed the position.
"It'll really be an experimental time.
Everything will more or less be on a
trial and error basis. There's a lot that
will be just as new to me as to the stu-
dents. But in due time, I'm sure every-
thing will smooth out. It'll be a big ad-
vantage for those who are possibly in-
terested in going into the field of radio
and broadcasting since we have such
highly noted equipment," Kerr added.
To be sure that the whole system was
set up correctly, Steve Cobb, chief tech-
nician of KBEQ, was consultant for in-
"He had more ability as an engineer
than anyone else at KBEQ. He's highly
respected by the disc jockeys, manage-
ment, administration and owner. The
time and experience he's putting in for
free is unmeasurable. The benefits
Cobb is giving to the school are unbe-
lievable. We are really lucky to have
him," Tim added.
Although Mariko Kondo remained
loyal to Japan, she wanted to stay in
America and be with her new friends.
Better known as Mary, she spent this
year at Truman. Mary was from Yoko-
hama, Japan, and lived with Kathy and
"Mary has really changed a lot since
she first got here. She was sheltered in
Japan. For instance, she didn't even
know how old you had to be to get a
drivers license there," Kathy remem-
Mary attended an all-girls Catholic
school. She had to wear a uniform, be-
cause no one was supposed to look supe-
rior to anyone else. After she came to
live with the Reeds, she had her ears
pierced and a permanent in her hair.
These things were not allowed in her
"She's become more interested in
clothes and style, and she asks for our
approval on what she's wearing," Tracy
Although Mary sometimes asked for
approval, she was not unfamiliar with
the American culture.
"In big cities, the teenager's culture
is so Americanized. We listen to Ameri-
can Top 40 and eat at McDonalds. Le-
vis and high heels are also very popu-
lar," Mary explained.
"Sometimes it even becomes a prob-
lem because we have a very unique and
beautiful tradition in history, but young
generations tend to forget how valuable
it is," she added.
"Mary really gets excited over things
that we take for granted. She really
thought Christmas was a big thing, be-
cause in Japan they only get one pre-
sent. And she couldn't believe it when it
snowed in Novemberf' Tracy said with
Mary was involved in Pep Club, Con-
cert Choir, Trutones and the musical
"Concert Choir has helped me more
than anything. Everyone in the choir is
so nice and have made me feel impor-
tant at Truman," Mary said.
"These past nine months have meant
more than all my junior and senior high
days in Japan."
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smiles at the Heritage dance. Because it was more restricted in Japan, Mary has done more dating since s
came to America.
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Right: Mary meets students and teachers at the after-
school party in her honor. Below: Mary 'Qgossips' with
her American sisters, Tracy and Kathy Reed.
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"I think the idea of just juniors
and seniors is good. I think many
times there is quite a grading diB
ference from junior high to high
school. They have to meet the
same standards whether they
were in the junior high society or
not. Also, next year there will
have to be a few minor changes
because of the change in the hon-
or system. "
National Honor Society
Left: Third-generation NHS member Benjamin Bar-
tels, whois grandmother and father were in NHS,
receives his certiHcate.
Below: Dr. Robert Henley speaks at the initiation.
His son Bob, a junior, was initiated.
Left: Treasurer Kent Roberson and secretary Emelie Norris congratulate new NHS members at its annual
initiation ceremony. CertiHcates and club cards were awarded.
Below: First row: Danielle Casselman, Teresa Bott, Melita Van Winkle, Gina Cervantes, Becky Da vis, Julie
Murphy, Pattie Makinen, Kathy Keller, Debbie Reynolds, Leslie White, Laura Minthorn, Lisa Linhardt,
Mark Moore, Rachel Farnham, Sherri DeSelms, Julie Minton fvice-presidentj, Julie Kesner, Beth Tucker,
Curt Bisges, Kerri Negaard, Penny Waggrner, Angie Schumacher, Libby Hoelscher. Second row: Teresa
Rice, Tina Ha wk, Durla Heath, Vicki Batterman, Laura Philpott, Jan 'Wyrick, Cyndi Maloney, Laura Stroud,
Cathy Payne, Chris Ghaly, Ben Bartels, Susan Henks, Ray Murray, Julie Smith, Paula Landes, Marsha
Kissling, Kathy Reed, Becky Allen, Shari Pierson, Sherri White, Shelly Skoch, Debbie Garrett, Cindy
Kirkman. Third row: Dan McGee, Melissa Miller, Susan Wesley, John Steele, Rhonda Wilcox, Marcy Pyle,
Lori Peterson, Emelie Norris fsecretaryj, Kathy Brown, Kathy Huelse, Judy Simmons, Pat Justice, Glenn
Carter, Jim Waterhouse, Kent Roberson ftreasurerj, Phil Bennett, Barbara Evans, Kathy Ek, Teresa McMa-
hon, Elissa Shreckengaust. Top row: Quintin Cokingtin fpresidentj, Bill Clough, Steve Thomas, Brian Harp,
Wayne Corun, Jim Bradley, Tim Kanies, Paul Mann, Pete Hedlin, Steve Carr, Tom Alcox, Bob Henley, Tony
Vincent. Cliff Cokingtin, Jon Carlson, Jeff Mentel, Jim Carlson, Chris Hubbard.
National Honor Society was com-
prised of 97 members, juniors and sen-
iors, whom the faculty picked when
those students achieved certain grade
The sophomores were not considered
because they were in their first year at
high school and only juniors who at-
tained 90 grade points and seniors who
attained 130 grade points received con-
"I think the idea of just juniors and
seniors is good. I think many times
there is quite a grading difference from
junior high to high schoolf' John Hen-
derson, teacher and sponsor, said about
the limitation of sophomores. "They
have to meet the same standards wheth-
er they were in the junior high society
or not. Also, next year there will have to
a few minor changes because of the
change in the honor system."
NHS officers, seniors who are elect-
ed yearly because juniors cannot hold
office, promoted interest for their club
through sales of holly.
"We didn't want people to think it's a
drag club and we were concerned with
lack of participationf' secretary Emelie
Norris said. "We tried to get some in-
terest going and the holly sale helped a
"We sold holly around Christmas
time and made 581. We had S83 so we
doubled our money," treasurer Kent
This money supported the annual
NHS banquet and a gift for the school.
"Some of it will go for the banquet,
and it's a sort of traditional to give a
gift to the school," president Quinton
Cokington said. "A popular thing is
something for the libraryg books are al-
"Big things come in small packagesi'
best described National Art Honor So-
ciety as the smallness of the club did not
keep it from being active.
NAHS had an estimate of 20 mem-
bers and an active group of 8 to 10
"There are a lot of people in NAHS
who don't show up for meetings, but the
ones who do show up really get in-
volved," president Kathy Reed said.
The clubls activities consisted of hav-
ing a progressive dinner, making and
selling Christmas cards, and marching
in the Halloween parade as butterflies
in which they received a second-place
trophy for the best over-all costume.
"The Halloween parade was the most
fun project NAHS has done. There
were only five people in it, but we had
more fun getting ready and acting like
butterflies during the parade," treasur-
er Andrea Sullivan said.
The annual progressive dinner al-
lowed members to volunteer to prepare
one of the four courses.
"It wasn't an art-related project, but
more people participated. It's always
neat to see everyone's decorated house
since we do it around Christmas time,"
Despite the activeness of this year's
NAHS, it is questionable whether the
club will remain an active one in the
"It's hard to make NAHS peoplels
top priority and each year the number
of active members decreases," vice-
president Stacy Kroner said.
"The only way NAHS will stay ac-
tive is if the people in it don't care
whether it's a big club or not - they
just have to enjoy it!" Kathy said.
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Below: Front row: Sondra White fsecretaryj, Nancy Lewis, Libby Hoelscher, Sheila Tatom. Second row:
Kathy Reed lpresidentj, Dominic Conde, Leighanne Best, Sandy Jenkins, Andrea Sullivan ltreasurerj. Back
row: Shari Pierson, Morris Sealy, Sherri White, Celia Garcia, Bob Miller. Below right: A few NA HS
members partielpa ted in the Halloween parade. Dressed as butterflies, they fluttered throughout the Indepen-
Above: As a Christmas project, various members de-
signed and printed their own Christmas cards. Below:
They also had their annual progressive dinner in i
which a few volunteered to provide one course at
Below: Front row: Brenda Buckley, Debbie Driskell, Paula Landes. Second row: Kim Howard, Julie Smith
ftreasurerj, Rachel Farnham, Sheryl Purrier. Back row: Chris Ghaly fpresidentj, Cathy Payne fvice-presi-
denlj, Marsha Kissling, Kent Roberson, Jeff Ellis. Above: Tri-M 's major project is to raise money for a
scholarship fund. Chris Ghaly discusses possible candidates with the members.
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Modern Music Masters endeavored
to become well-known by getting in-
volved in a lot more activites.
"This year the officers are trying to
get involved more. The club is partici-
pating in more activities, co-sponsor
Phillip Dunham said.
"In the past no one has known what
Tri-M was. Our main goal is to be rec-
ognized by the students at Trumanf'
vice-president Cathy Payne said.
President Chris Ghaly said he felt
money would help to encourage partici-
"In one month we have doubled our
treasury. Some of the money made is
used to enrich ourselves in the area of
fine arts as well as getting the club and
its function to be known."
Some of the activities were visiting
the Renaissance Festival, Star Music
Concert, Philharmonic Lazor Light
Show, Lyric Opera and various other
The rest of the money was set aside
for the first annual scholarship fund.
"This will be the first annual project
Tri-M has ever had. One hundred dol-
lars is awarded to a Tri-M student who
is planning on majoring in music," co-
sponsor Gary Love explained.
Chris said the scholarhip fund would
help to promote the club and make stu-
dents realize the prestige of being a
"It's a club for the elite musicians.
People don't realize how hard and how
much time we spend to get to our level
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National Forensics League CNFLJ
members say their club is unlike any
other club in the school:
"It's a club in that we have meetings
and a banquet but it's like a team be-
cause we go to tournaments every week-
end and our goal is to win," secretary
Gwen Freytag said.
Going to tournaments required an
entry fee of S40-45 per tournament.
NFL had its own special way of raising
"We like to do things different from
any other group. The Rock-a-thon is
our big money-making thing. We're the
only ones who have done it and it works
best for us," Gwen said.
There are two parts to NFL: the for-
ensics part, which includes humorous
and dramatic interpretation, extempo-
raneous speaking, duet acting, poetry
reading, and pantomimeg and the sec-
ond part is debate which is strictly de-
Sophomore Mark DeYoung, a novice
debater, said he found it interesting:
"Whenever you get in an argument
with friends, you can usually win be-
cause you can organize your argument
in a philosophical point of view."
To become a member of NFL, one
must have been recommended by an-
other acting or forensics teacher.
"NFL is for anyone who has reached
a certain level of achievement in com-
petitive speakingf' sponsor Karen Kerr
It is generally thought that actors
and members of NFL are "strange"
Senior Reed Cottingham explained:
"People think we're weird because
they don't understand what we're do-
ing. They're envious because we have
knowledge about something they know
"I don't know a person in NFL who
doesn't love it," Gwen added.
National Forensics League
Above: The annual NFL fundraiser, the Rock-a-thon, allows Tina McLean and .Ian Sperry to be like members
of a family. Below: Front row: Darrin Bekcer, Susan Huntsinger, Ray Murray, Brad Pace, Barb Paxton,
Chong Kim, John Farris, Gwen Freytag lvice-presidentj, Candy Stamps, Abby Pulley, Pennie Langton,
Melissa Earnshaw. Second row: Glenn Snowden, Peggy Brogdon, Wynetta Massey, Jeff Austin, Richard
Wilson, Kevin Harmon, Trisha Anderson, Julie Meier, Rene Amadio, Tani Stanke, Karen Kerr Csponsorj.
Third row: Susan Young, Michelle McQuinn, Leighanne Best, Dan McGee, Michelle Brown, Mark De Young,
Sheila Bokrovits, Tracy Horn, Randy Bentele, Philip Blount, Tina McLean fsecretaryj, Jan Sperry, Lisa
Nash. Back row: Tim Jones, Damon Mansfield, Bob Heley, Reed Cottingham, Gary Jones, John Williams
fpresidentj, Darren Bates, David Rickey, Steve Linson, Jeff Beck, Tom Cochran, Tim Pfohl.
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be taken to tournaments. Melissa Earnshaw makes
her point clear. Right: Dan McGee uses NFL magne-
tism to attract drivers on Noland Road by washing
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ove: A musical or play involves many behind-the-scenes workers. Thespians Connie Smith and John Williams
rk on costume designs for the spring musical "Mame. " Thespians is an honor society for drama ticts and one of
main requirements in joining is to assist in at least two dramatic productions either at school or in the
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lbove: Front row: Charlotte Ca viness, Lori Morse, Connie Smith Csecretary-treasurerj, Gwen Freytag. Second
ow: Perri Blount, Debbie Matthews, Sheila Bokrovits, Susan Huntsinger, Tina Mclean. Third row: Dan McGee,
Tindy Qakes, Gregg Lowe, Kerri Negaard, Page Crow, John Farris. Back row: Jr. Enke, Gene Ganson, Gary
'ones lpresidentj, John Williams, Glenn Snowden, Rob Latimer.
- - Thespians
Lack of participation was a problem
Thespians contended with all year long.
"We have probably 30 members to-
tal, but there are only about ten that
really help," president Gary J ones said.
"Pm trying to get more enthusiasm
generated than last year, but itls hard
because everyone is so busy all the
Certain requirements had to be met
before becoming a member. The stu-
dent had to help in at least two produc-
tions either at school or in the commu-
nity. An application was turned in,
points were awarded according to his
dedication and the club members voted
on the person's admission.
"Here at Truman, Thespians is an
honor society for people who
worked in the theater and are really
involved in it," treasurer Connie Smith
explained. "However, we really do have
trouble getting people to come to meet-
ings and work in the fund-raising
things. They just don't want to do it."
Candy sales and proceeds from con-
cession stands at the play and musical
were their only money-making projects.
This meager budget and even fewer en-
thusiastic members did not bother some
"Just getting together with every-
body is the best! Everyone is so close
that it's like one great big family. Oh
sure, it was hard to get people excited in
the beginning, but not anymore," junior
Rob Latimer said. "There's the person
who is never excited about anything,
but then there is also the person who is
always excited about something," he
National Spanish Honor Society in
past years has had a large parent-stu-
dent banquet to initiate new members.
This year was different!
"I gathered, from an article in the
1979 yearbook, that all NSHS did was
sell candy and have a banquet. If this is
not a desirable and relevant activity,
why bother?" sponsor Casilda Rice,
This year Rice has decided to elimi-
nate the banquet and go with something
"We will have a parent-student activ-
ity in the all-purpose room with refresh-
ments. It eliminates a lot of work and
responsibility. It also makes it possible
to have the initiation without selling
candy, because we will use funds left
over from last year to buy the refresh-
ments," Rice said.
Students had mixed feelings about
not having the banquet:
"The main purpose of the society is
to honor the student who has reached a
high academic level in Spanish. The
banquet is where these students are rec-
ognized. So, without the banquet the
society is nothing,', junior Glenn Carter
"It really doesn't make a lot of differ-
ence to me one way or the other. If they
have the initiation in the all-purpose
room, that's fine," senior Marsha Kissl-
Does Rice plan on returning to the
tradition of the banquet?
"I don't know. I think that it's best to
use this year to get feedback from the
students and then come up with some-
thing that would be desirable to the
National Spanish Honor Society' t
Above left: Being a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese allow
Casilda Rice to establish a chapter ofthe National Honor Society at Truman ten years ago. Above right:
Spanish class, much of the teaching is done orally, so for junior Sandy Jenkins listening becomes an importa
part of learning. Below: Requirements for membership into Naional Spanish Honor Society are thr
semesters of Spanish class with a grade of S or higher. Jenny Holcomb and Tina Hawk, Spanish ll studeni
contribute to the teacher-led discussion.
Above: Front row: Laura Minthorn, Lisa Linhardt, Tamiko Gilkey, Kathy Ek, Susan Wesley, Christie Epple,
Jnn Waterhouse, Libby Hoelscher, Rhonda French. Second row: Emclie Norris, Becky Fann, Lori Peterson,
Teresa McMahon, Scott Simpson, Louis Orlando, Janet Harris, Bobbi Shakespeare, Penny Waggener. Third
row: Lisa Horner, Robbie Larsen, Janice Ring, Cathy Turner, Julie Smith, Lori Greenfield, Denise Black,
Tracy Hanlon, Debbie Johnson, Liz Commino. Back row: Tony Vincent, Kim Warnock, Rhonda Wilcox,
Vicki Batterton, Wayne Corum, Jim Bradley, Richard Alfano, Tony Salazar, Pete Hedlin.
Below: Front row: Michele Wright, Angie Comstock, Sondra White, Linda Kendall, April Noland, Pat
Duchene, Cathy Murphy, Janet Hoffman, Brad Pace, Chong Kim, Roxanne Stockdale fsecretary-treasurerj,
Lisa Sutton, Julia McCormick. Second row: Tracy Rubick fvice-presidentj, Susi Washburn lpresidentj, Julie
Murphy, Curt Blsges, Jennifer Haas, Paula Landes, Becky ElHosni, Theresa Witthar, Kim Gill, Amy Gore,
Tina McLean, Sheryl Purrier, Karey ltlorley, Denise Hurst. Third row: Lisa Piedimonte, Becky Da vis, Lisa
Magruder, Diana Dinsmore Iprogram directorj, Stacy Roach, Kim Smith, Kun La vis, Beth Katherman, Lori
Sullivan, Lisa Pennington, Paula Rodak, Dana Witham, Glenna Jones, Lisa Jones, Debbie Garrett, Laura
Philpott. Back row: Ann Sunderland Lsponsorj, Michelle Hurd, Tommi Likely, Amy Crager, Kathy Mark-
ham, Pam Jordan, Vicki Schelp, Laurie Smith, Paula Mitchell, Lori Goosman, Dana Cummins, Vince Bond,
John Roberts, Jams Allen, Sharon Hatcher, Kerri Negaard, Tina Jones.
Left: Julie Murphy leads entertainment at the
first annual French Club dinner. Above: Pat Du-
chene helps organize delivery of carnations. Be-
low: The dinner includes all courses of a French
meal. Everyone attending was required to bring a
Because of French Club's large size,
it had to cancel its annual progressive
"We just have too many members to
fit in one person's living room," vice-
president Tracy Rubick explained.
Instead, they had a French-style pot-
luck dinner in the school cafeteria. The
dinner was for all the members and
their parents. They set up a buffet of
French dishes, and each member
brought a dish. '
Entertainment was also provided.
Some of the members sang Christmas
carols in French, and some other mem-
bers put on a play about the French
Santa Claus, Pere Noel.
"It really went over nice. I had a lot
of fun," senior Lisa Piedimonte said.
Some other activities of French club
were selling and sending carnations for
Valentine's Day, singing carols in
French at Christmas, and going to a
Another activity was teaching
French to grade school students after
"The kids are really fun, and they
aren't scared to participate," senior
Diana Dinsmore said.
The club also tried to participate in
French-related activities in the commu-
"Most of our activities are centered
around what goes on in the communi-
ty," sponsor Ann Sunderland said.
Although Quill and Scroll lacked
unity this year, the club profited S500
from doughnut sales.
"There's not much to do and I guess
that makes us less unified. Itis more of
an honor to just be a member," presi-
dent Dan McGee said.
Doughnuts were sold every Wednes-
day morning throughout the year.
These doughnuts, usually 20 dozen,
brought a S30 profit if all were sold.
"Usually we would sell all the dough-
nuts. But sometimes we would have lef-
tovers and Danny would take them
home or we'd give them out. If Danny
took them, his mom would pay for
them," Candy Stamps, vice-president,
Dan explained why Quill and Scroll
"If we didn's sell doughnuts, we
would have to take out money from the
Journalism Department for our awards.
So we really help out the Journalism
The awards are given out at the an-
nual journalism banquet held each
Quill and Scroll had a total member-
ship of 35, all seniors. Few of these
members participated in doughnut
sales. This made the club more mean-
ingful for some:
"Quill and Scroll is meaningful to
some people and to others it doesn't
mean anything. They're more con-
cerned about having it on their record
or else they would have gotten more
involved,', Candy said. "I really wish
that the members of Quill and Scroll
could get more active. I think they
should go on more with journalistic
Susan Wesley summed up the atti-
tude for most people in the club: "It's
like an honor society for journalism and
Quill and Scroll -
Above: Front row: .lim Waterhouse, Melissa Miller, Susan Wesley, Roxanne Stockdale, Kelley K ytle, Brenda
Beck, Debbie Webb, Cindy Kirkman. Second row: Candy Stamps fvice-presidentj, Sandovar Simpson, Lor
Howard, Marcy Pyle, Diana Dinsmore, Jaciyue LaBruzzo, Leighanne Best, Kathy Reed, Chris Ghaly. Back row
Greg Schwartz, Dan McGee fpresidentj, Jeff Mentel, Emelie Norris fsecretary-treasurerj, Gary Sell, Johi
Steele, Jon Carlson, Ray Allen. Below: Every Wednesday, Quill and Scroll sells doughnuts in hopes of raising
S500 by the end of the year. The money will help pay for guests at the banquet and for the awards given to eacl
member of publications staffs.
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trinting expenses for the "Image," money-making
trojects are discussed among members. Below: Can-
bf sales were the major source of income for their
Below: Front row: Lisa Pennington, Brenda Buckley,
Lisa Linhardt Isecretaryj, Julie Murphy, Colleen
Donovan fco-treasurerj Second row: Ka thy Ek, Tina
Hawk Ivice-presidentj, Teresa Rice Cpresidentj, Lau-
ra Philpott, Jennifer Hawkins, Debbie Garrett. Third
row: Amy Crager, Libby Hoelscher, Tony Vincent,
Penny Leath, Chong Kim Kco-treasurerj, Dan Parks.
Back row: Vicki Batterton, Amber Ken worthy, Julie
Rabideau, Ken Trenary, Laura Miller, Susan
Bramblett, Celia Garcia. Above: President Teresa
Rice organizes the distribution of candy.
-Literary Arts Seminar
The Literary Art Seminar's major
goal of publishing the "Image" became
more extensive because of the rising
cost of paper and printing:
"Because of the added expense, LAS
was expected to raise more money than
ever before," president Teresa Rice ex-
Money was raised through conces-
sion stands and candy sales.
Although student response to the
club was average, vice-president Tina
Hawk said she felt that more students
could have become involved:
"A lot of students don't know and
understand what the club does."
During the school year,,the club had
several poetry and short story contests:
"LAS opens the contests for the en-
tire student body to submit their liter-
ary works for publication," treasurer
Colleen Donovan explained. "From all
the entries we select a variety to print in
By having several contests, club
members were able to spend more time
with the submitted literature.
"It also gave the students more op-
portunities to turn in better quality
writing. In case they missed a previous
deadline, they could always work to-
wards the next," co-sponsor Linda Ba-
Aside from the task of preparing the
"Image,l' LAS members attended var-
ious cultural activities, such as plays
and exhibits. Guest speakers were also
an asset to the group's learning exper-
"Various writers in the area came to
speak concerning the opportunities in
the writing field," Baker said. "The
speakers show them the writers market
and encourage them to get started."
The saying, "dynamite comes in
small packages," could be attributed to
members of the Student Action for
Education this year.
"Although the club size at one time
surpassed others, its lack of student
membership has gradually declined.
The insufficient job opportunities avail-
able could be the cause of the down-
fall," sponsor Floyd Hubble said.
SAE endeavored to raise money
needed for its contributions. Most of its
objectives centered around teacher-ori-
ented activities. One project included a
S100 donation to the Bill Burlingame
Scholarship Fund with a S50 sustaining
donation each successive year.
In addition, SAE sponsored an HonL
or Teacher Week. It recognized teach-
ers for their educational accomplish-
ments and duties. Flowers, bouton-
nieres and other treats throughout the
week were given to the staff.
"I think it's nice that we as teachers
are recognized. Sometimes people don't
realize the time and work that goes into
teaching," Rick Berlin, math teacher,
The final activity for the junior and
senior members included a visit to any
school of their choice with any teacher
in the district. The members student-
taught for two days in the class.
"I think it's a good opportunity to
take advantage of if you're interested in
a teaching career. Even if you're not
interested, it's a good experience,"
president Karey Morley said.
Student Action for Education.
Below: Front row: Floyd Hubble fsponsorj, Paula Landes, Karey Morely fpresidentj Lisa Piednnonte Lu
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galley, Wilhemma Barnett fsponsorj. Back row: Julie Smith, Perri Blount, Marsha Kissling, Marcy Clow, De.
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urs! ove. Submrttmg new ideas, president Karey Morley and members prepare for the annual Ho
Above: Bright red, white and blue bleachers add a
new contrast to the previous gray. Left: Interested
seniors listen closely as sponsor Jerry Moore dis-
cusses the Rotary Club scholarship which is
awarded to one senior involved in Interact. Right:
Plans for the annual banquet are discussed by
president Diana Dinsmore and Quintin Coking-
Below: Front row: Donna Dinsmore, Tammi Weyrauch, Debbie Webb, Julia McCormick, Brad Pace, Chong
Kim. Second row: Melissa Earnshaw Ivice-presidentj, Diana Dinsmore lpresidentj, Julie Minton, Jacque
LaBruzzo, Curt Bisges, Julie Kesner fparliamentarianj, Lori Peterson. Third row: Tracy Rubick fsecretaryj,
Katie Waterhouse, Shelley Hendrix, Kim La vis, Diana Sims, Cindy Kerley. Back row: Mark Ferguson, Cliff
Cokingtin, Bucky Buckland, Kent Roberson, Tom Cochran, Julie Smith linternational chairpersonj, Leigh-
anne Best fdomestic chairpersonj.
Interact's major community service
was for Truman this year, painting its
"The bleachers were really looking
bad and we decided that we would like
to do something about it," senior Melis-
sa Earnshaw, vice-president, said. "And
the only time we had to do it on was
Saturdays and Sundays."
"That wasn't the best way to spend
the weekend, but now I think of it as
something we can look back on and be
proud of. The outcome was well worth
the long, hard hours that we put into
it," senior Bucky Buckland explained.
"Since we are a non-profit organiza-
tion, the school district supplied us with
the paint in exchange for the painting
job," senior Diana Dinsmore, president,
This club's only source of income was
from travelogues, which were monthly
shows put on by its sponsor, the Rotary
"All we have to do is be at the travel-
ogues to serve free refreshments. Nor-
mally, people leave donations and that
money becomes ours," Melissa said.
Interact usually made about S50 to
S75 per travelogue.
The majority of the money that we
make goes to other community ser-
vices,', Diana said.
Interact was also accredited with
buying Christmas dinner hams for But-
terfield Ranch and paying for a New
Year's Day phone call for Mariko
Kondo, AFS student.
Chess Club's competition was limited
from the lack of metropolitan organiza-
"There's not that many organized
chess clubs in the areaf' president Dan
But still they played every Wednes-
day and ranked themselves by compet-
ing against each other:
"We're thinking about giving an hon-
orary award at the end of the year to
the No. l playerf' vice-president
Wayne Corum said.
At the Shawnee Mission East tourna-
ment the A team placed fourth over all,
and the B team won the first-place tro-
phy and places sixth over all.
Jeff Kuenne played a large part in
getting the club back on its feet again:
"They had a chess club about five
years ago, but everyone lost interest in
it," Jeff explained.
"So I wanted to start one again, and
I knew that there were people who were
interested in it. But we just needed-a
sponsor, and Neal Standley came to the
rescue. We finally got the club going
about the middle of last year," Jeff add-
More members were involved this
year, yet there were only three girls in
"Most girls aren't interested in it be-
cause it's kind of a complicated game,"
Kathy Ek explained.
"At other schools there were maybe
one or two girls, but usually they're not
interested," Wayne said.
Standley summed up his feelings
about the lack of girl participation:
"There are some good girl chess play-
ers in junior high, but they usually de-
velop other interests when they move up
to high schoolf'
Above: Brett Carrender watches his opponent light
back with a defensive move. Right: Concentration
helps Wayne Corum make the right strategic move.
Below: Studying the board is important for Bill
Above: Front row: Ray Murray, Kathy Ek, Jeff Gilbert, Todd Harris, Intez Ali, Neal Standley lsponsorj. Seca
row: Dan McGee fpresidentj, Darin Witham, Darrell Drumright, Tony Vincent, Mark Moore. Back row: Wa y
Corum fviee-presidentj, Pete Hedlin, Bob Henley, Jim Hayward, Brett Carrender fsecretary-treasurerj. Ea
player is ranked according to the board position which he holds, These positions vary weekly depending
whether or not the player won his match the previous week.
elo w: Front row: Rick Mansfield, Ray Murray, Jeff Gilbert, Jim Burrus Iguildmasterj, Jim Wood, Mark Moore.
econd row: Randv Bentele I money changer-scribej, Pete Hedlin, Phil Bennet, Tony Vincent, Mark De Young,
usscll Clothier Uourneymanl. Back row: Wayne Corum, David Rickey, Reed Cottingham, Page Crow, Troy
Zzldwell, Brett Carrender, Alec Shepherd. Below: Jim Burrus and Alec Shepherd play D and D.
- 1 War Gamers Guild
Living in a fantasy world of medieval
times, surrounded by dungeons? End-
less paths to follow with the chance to
become a hero by slaying a menace with
a sword alone was once only accessible
through imagination. Now, however,
the members of the War Gamer's Guild
entered this world every time they sat to
play Dungeons and Dragons.
The War Gamer's Guild was not just
limited to D-and-D, as the members
call itg war games were also played.
"We have people who get into both
D-and-D and war games and others
who prefer just one or the other. Hope-
fully we can expose these people to the
games and get them into them, too,"
president Jim Burrus said.
The war games are recreations of
battles which are historically correct in
respect to troop sizes and armament.
These games are usually limited to two
players who control their destiny.
"War games are for those people who
are into World War ll. The games vary
from the battle of Napoleon to the
Arab-Israeli conflict and also includes
every theater of war of World War II,"
The club tried to appeal to beginners
as well as experienced players.
"If you play D-and-D once and un-
derstand it, you're hooked. You can
play for hours and never get bored with
it," sophomore Randy Bentele said.
The club has hoped to be able to
compete with other schools to gain
more experiene by playing new oppo-
"Hopefully we will be able to com-
pete with the other schools. Our biggest
problem is that few schools have an or-
ganized war gamers club," senior Ray
"D-and-D is basically a fantasy role-
playing game that is actually a form of
escape from the real world," Jim con-
During one of its job-related field
trips, Junior Engineering Technical So-
ciety CJETSJ visited an underground
house and studied its architectural de-
signs and structural plans.
"Our club visited an underground
house that was being constructed in
Blue Springs. It was of great interest to
me and the entire club," senior Brian
Harp, president, said.
Field trips played an important role
in exploring areas of the technical field.
Besides going on field trips, the pur-
pose of JETS was to offer students an
overall perspective of fields that sur-
round engineering and to explore in
depth any field which was of particular
interest to the club members. There
were 16 members in JETS and three
sponsors, Jack DeSelms, Norman Cox
and Bill Drinkwater.
"It gets kids introduced to the world
of drafting and engineering. It brings
people with common interests togeth-
er," senior Susan Bullard, treasurer, ex-
Payment of dues which go to the na-
tional charter and pay for transporta-
tion to and from field trips was a re-
quirement to be in JETS. Also needed
was a sincere interest in engineering-
related fields and a desire to learn more
about the physical world around us.
But, money wasn't a problem:
"If dues CAN'T be paid, a teacher
would probably pay if you begged," ju-
nior Mark Hill, vice-president, com-
Mark summed up his feeling about
"J ETS needs more members and ac-
tive participants, but the people who
are involved definitely do gain an in-
sight that can't be gained anywhere else
on the workings of various engineering-
Junior Engineering Technical Society.
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Below: Front row: Jr. Enke, Ka thy Ek, Susan Bullard
Itreasurerj, Roger Gam ble, Ja ck DeSelms fsponsorj.
Second row: Bill Drinkwater fsponsorj, Benjamin
Bartels, Mark Hill fvice-presidentj, Mike Aber-
nathey, Phil Bennett. Back row: Brian Harp, I presi-
dent, Mike Norman, David McClure, Um Kanies,
John Conrad, Norman Cox Isponsorj.
Right: JETS members discuss the architectural
layouts of an underground home being construct-
ed in Blue Springs, which they visited on one of
their many trips. Below right: President Brian
Harp llehj and vice-president Mark Hill discuss
future engineering-rela ted Held trips. These trips
played an important role in JE TS. Below: De-
Selms' van transports members to and from field
trips. The S3 dues helped to pay for the national
charter and also to pay for the cost of gas.
Below: Front row: Brenda Buckley, Tony Vincent, Emma Lee Webb, Cindy Presley, Carla Farris, Daniel
Presley. Second row: Da vid Presley, Robbie Larsen, Cindy Buckley, Libby Hoelscher fpresidentj, Kathlyn
Day, Denise Milstead. Third row: .lim Burris, Pete Hedlin, Sherri White, Kathy Ek, Sara Sandring, Melody
Carroll, Laura Miller, Neal Standley Isponsorj. Back row: Adolf Fuchs, Kim Warnock, Vicki Batterton
fsecretary-treasurcrl, Cheryl Philpott, Amy Crager fvice-presidentj, DIAHHZ Gibson, Debbie Hardy.
Above: Besides Saturday seminars, members
heard specialists as speakers, one being Neal Jen-
kins from the Department of Environmental
Quality. Left: A T-shirt modeled by Cindy Pres-
ley was one of their many money raising projects.
Below: Sponsor Neal Standley and president Lib-
by Hoelscher discuss plans for the next Saturday
tScience Ciub -l
Science Club saved money to go spe-
"Every year we have money making
projects so we can go on a trip after
school is out. This year I think we are
going to the Ozarks to go spelunking
fcave exploringj. We'll probably go in
June," president Libby Helscher said.
Anyone can join the club if he is pres-
ently enrolled in science or has had at
least one year of it.
"I like Science Club because you
meet so many new people. We have
speakers who come and talk and we're
involved in service projects," Kathy Elk
Some of their service projects were
several trips to the James A. Reed
Wildlife Center, a trip to Squaw Creek,
and Neal Jenkins from the Department
of Conservation came to talk on envi-
"We're also helping Chrisman's Sci-
ence Club with its outdoor classroom.
They're planting trees and a garden for
their own study," vice-president Amy
Many of their projects took place on
"We went to a lot of Saturday semi-
nars at the Midwest Research Institute.
They're held every other Saturday and
anyone can go, you don't just have to be
in Science Club," Vicki Batterton, se-
Being a member of Distributive Edu-
cation Clubs of America meant having
the opportunity to learn the formalities
of running a business:
"DECA lets you know how busin-
esses operate and how they are fun,"
senior Kim Rowley said.
"It helps you know how to handle the
public and know what they want," sen-
ior Chris Roach added.
Any student who was enrolled in Dis-
tributive Education I or II was allowed
to be in DECA Club. The club was for
students who wanted to work additional
hours during high school. Most of them
ended their school day at 12 o'clock.
Members were required to work be-
tween l5 and 20 hours per week. How-
ever, senior Laura Kelsey was able to
work up to 40 hours a week at Godfa-
The club's goal was to earn money to
send students to competitive events.
This year DECA members sold stuffed
animals, Christmas candles and cheese
and sausage packages.
ln competition they were tested with
competency based competitive events.
Students were given a manual to study
and then took a written test, did a sales
demonstration or were interviewed by
judges. Winners received trophies.
"My manual this year for district,
which will be held at Crown Center, is
over 'Apparels and Accessoriesf In my
junior year I won first place on my
manual so I'm hoping to do well this
year," senior Debbie Payne, secretary,
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ual for contest early in the year. Below: Sponsor
Gerald Jackson discusses with DECA members ideas
to earn money to send students to contest. DECA
sold stuffed animals, Christmas candles and cheese
and sausage packages.
Below: Front row: Debbie Payne fsecretary-treasurei
Elaine Dietrich lpresidentj, Joy Clinkenbeard fvic
presidentj. Second row: Robert Bowers, Diane Luce:
Robin Miller, Nan Davies, Carla Manns, Brenda Wh.
son, Renee Riley, Sheryl Laber, Christie Dod, She
White, Lynne Case, Olivia Becerra. Third row: Cra
Daniels, Leslie Lipps, Sherri Staatz, Kim Williams, M
linda Kohl, Ginger Pimblott, Mike Allan, Grant Dorsc
Mike Burasco, Todd Morgan, Teresa Hibdon, Tere
Dieckhofli Phyllis Evans, Laura Kelsey. Back row: La
rie Turnbow, John Parrish, Licia Dowell, Jill Lazenl
Larry Kincaid, Bruce Turley, Kirk Graham, Mark Dc
ney, Karen Reed, Rob Sensimelia, Mark Bellew, Je
Mitchell, Kim Rowley, Tammy Richey, Lawrence Co
Above: Through sales demonstrations and judged in
views, DECA members receive trophies in many eve
which Elaine Dietrich arranges in the Distributive E
ight: SOO girls receive the privilege of leaving
:hool early in order to obtain on-the-job training.
elow: Robin Goeking, employee of Bra by and Hau-
ieer, learns iling and office techniques in the medi-
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lhove: As a Zales' employee, Vicki Busker performs various duties such as typing, answering the phone,
iguring credit accounts and sales. The girls decide on jobs or could receive help in finding one. Below: Front
ow: Teresa Bott, Gina Gates, Cindy Franklin, Debbie Divers. Second row: Robin Goeking, Deanna Wade,
Cim Banks, Angie Myers. Third row: Debbie Reynolds, Jean Murphy, Vicki Busker, Melinda Tompkins.
lack row: Susanne Mueller, Penny Admire, Robbin Cross, Melita Van Winkle.
Secretarial Ofdce Occupations
on the job
Secretarial Office Occupations pro-
vided many girls the experience of the
true-life business world and the privi-
lege of leaving school early.
"I enjoy the job experience in office
work and learning how to work the dif-
ferent machines, but most of all getting
out of school at l1:50," Vicki Busker, a
Zales employee, said.
Almost 30 girls were in SOO, and
each one had to meet certain require-
ments before she could enter the pro-
"They need to have at least two units
of business credit prior to SOO, and
they need to be enrolled in secretarial
or clerical procedures. When evaluat-
ing grades, we are concerned with rea-
sonably good attendance, for that indi-
cates dependabilityf' sponsor John
The purpose of SOO was to prepare a
student for business through on-the-job
training. The girls had their choice of
jobs and could acquire help in finding
one if needed.
Good public relations was one of the
many skills acquired in the office, as
Debbie Reynolds learned:
"I have learned through numerous
experiences that being calm and patient
with people at all times is a must in the
And the business world, as the SOO
girls discovered, was full of challenges
and excitement. Many learning exper-
iences were encountered each day:
"I have become more reliable and
responsible in my everyday life. I have
grown up and realized what life will be
like," Deanna Wade, who worked at the
Stix, Baer and Fuller Portrait Gallery,
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ublic image is good, Trumanites say
by Kelley Kytle
Despite media coverage of Truman's
"drug problem" and other negative events,
people associated with Truman say they
feel its public image is good.
"I think the public views Truman as a
good school, with good opportunities that
provide a good education." - Mike Por-
"In my opinion, Truman has an excel-
lent public image, but there's always room
for improvement and Truman is no excep-
tion. School spirit should be improved so
that other people can see how proud we
are that we go to school here." - Tina
"I think our public image isn't as good
as it could be because the public listens to
what is said and doesn't care enough to
come see for themselves." - Bucky Buck-
"When I'm at work and people ask me
what school I go to, they seem to know us
for our newspaper, sports and yearbook. I
guess you could say we've built a reputa-
tion for doing goodf' - Stacey Quinn,
"I think we have a reputation for rowdi-
ness." - Eric Holcomb, senior.
"I just moved here. When my parents
bought a house, they bought one in Tru-
man district because they asked around
and thought that this would be the best
place for me to go." - Vicki VanRy,
"I think that Truman High School is
ralued highly by the public. Everything
mere seems so much better than at other
area high schools. I'm proud of Truman,
the equipment and the facilities." - Lois
Bridges, cafeteria supervisor.
"The public views Truman as an educa-
tional institution that will meet its respon-
sibility to educate each student to his full
potential. To improve this image, students
must first of all care. Then they should use
their peer pressure of approval and disap-
proval for immature behavior and most of
by establishing better public relations.
One way of doing that is to 'toot our own
horn' and why shouldn't we when we do
something good? - Tim Phohl, senior.
"My mother is a school teacher in the
district and the other teachers told her
that Truman had one of the worst drug
problems." - Lisa Wagner, sophomore.
"Truman has a good overall public im-
age, but there are some things that happen
"I just moved here. When my parents bought a house, they bought one in
Truman district because they asked around and thought that this would
be the best place for me to go. "
all, keep an open mind and heart to those
around them. Instead of withdrawing into
their individual worlds they should reach
out to their fellow students, teachers, par-
ents and community concerns." - Linda
Baker, English teacher.
"I've heard people say that we think we
own Noland Roadf' - Kent Spiers, soph-
"When I was going to school at Chris-
man, everyone told me that Truman peo-
ple were a bunch of snobs. But now that I
go here, I realize that that isn't true." -
Tracy Rubick, senior.
"Some people I've talked to have said
that Truman people are some of the nicest
people they know. They think we're friend-
ly." - Angie Rinella, sophomore.
"I think that right now our public image
is good, but with a lot of work it could be
better. The whole problem can be solved
that are not quite so good which the press
seems to focus onf' - Janice Ring, senior.
"I think that we have worked hard to
create a positive public image and the
product we've been putting out is a good
representative of that. I've heard students
from other schools say 'I wish I could go
there.' As for improvements, it takes a lot
of hard work to improve the public image
of a school. It's really easy to blame an
entire school for the careless actions of a
few." - LeRoy Brown, principal.
"Truman's public image isn't really bad,
but it could be improved. We might do
something public-spirited like have a con-
cert at a retirement home or invite a VFW
Post to one of the bigger athletic events
free. Older people are looked up to by
parents and parents by teenagers, and
these are the people who make good or bad
our public imge." - Vito Gomez, junior.
As school hours end, students "let go" by demon-
strating artistic ability with graffiti. Inset: Educa-
tional band background is influenced by Gary Love
as he discusses new ideas with majorette Lori Lady.
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Responsibilities of the senior class offi-
cers were raising money for the senior
prom, banquet and organizing senior ac-
This year's officers were Tammi Weyr-
auch, presidentg Jim Waterhouse, vice-
presidentg Leighanne Best, secretary, and
Debbie Webb, treasurer.
Tammi was a Student Council represen-
tative, the school mascot and business
manager of the Publications Department.
One of her ideas to get the entire class
involved was a sunshine breakfast, the
morning aftergsenior prom.
"I believe total class participation in
senior activities adds more to the year,"
Jim Waterhouse had an interest in in-
volvement. He was a member of the boy's
tennis team and managing editor of the
yearbook. His goal was to please all the
students he was elected by:
"I want the seniors' year to be different
Jim Waterhouse, vice-president: Leighanne Best, secretary: Tammi Wcyrauch, president: and Debbie Webb
treasurer: participate in the routine Friday morning activity of doughnut sales which raises money for thi
prom, banquet and other senior activities.
Leighanne represented the school in
Student Council, was a member of the
girls' varsity tennis team and a varsity
cheerleader. She was also design and
graphics editor of the yearbook.
"Despite all the other things I do, being
a class officer is a very important job. It
reflects the whole senior year," Leighanne
Debbie was a part of student govern-
ment for two years, serving the same office
both times. She was a member of the girls'
varsity tennis team and clubs editor of the
"My years at Truman have been memo-
rable ones and I will hold these memories
Doughnut sales became a regular Fri-
day morning money-making activity for
the officers. Other projects included candy
sales, senior T-shirts and the Powder Pufl
"It's a big job raising money, but most
of the things we do are fun and seem tr
pay off," Tammi said.
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"Ten of us were shoved into the paddy
wagon where it was pitch dark and ex-
tremely hot," senior Lori Howad said after
being arrested on charges of vagrancy.
Lori was one of the 44 people, 17-23,
who were arrested on July 10 by Indepen-
Senior Denise Hurst, one of the youths
ing anything wrong at the time:
We were just sitting there talking to
some friends and all of a sudden the police
started blocking the driveways and
wouldn t let people in or out."
Police said owners had been complain-
ing that their lots were being cluttered
with beer cans and trash and the lots
would have to be cleaned in the mornings
before the businesses opened.
Filing a complaint two hours before the
arrests, management of Flower City, a
shop in Noland Plaza where the arrests
were made, said: "The kids were creating a
nuisance, drinking beer, breaking bottles,
playing stereos loud and generally distrub-
ing the customers."
An amendment to the ordinance under
arrested, said she didn't know she was do-
At this staged scene, seniors Roger Brown, Karey Morley, Kip Esry and Kristy Wziisner rcminiscc Noland
Road loltenng problems. Situations relating to the use of parking lots as a meeting place are common among
Chapter 12, Section 12.01.05 of the city
codes, went into effect June 1, according
to the city clerk's office:
"What this does is keep people off the
property and the streets where they have
no business being," Captain Neal Keller-
man, uniform division commander, said.
The parking lots on Noland from I-70 to
23rd Street, called "The Gathering Place
of Idle Time," have apparently become
We havent had a complaint on No-
less of a problem.
land Road since I don't know when," Cap-
tain Ed Barnett, commander of the police
operations unit, told The Examiner. "We
don't have the problems we had with
broken bottles and debris."
Not wanting to identify himself, one
youth arrested this summer said: "We still
hang out on Noland, but not like we used
to. I don't really think we were giving the
police that much of a hassle."
Senior .Ian Cordle spent six weeks last
summer attaining personal relationships
with people in West Germany.
Volkswagen of American and Volkswa-
gen-Audi traded 70 high school students in
a cultural exchange program. Jan was sent
to Ingolstadt, Bavaria, West Germany.
Although Jan didn't realize it at the
time, she was sent for a specific reason:
"Before we left, the sponsors asked us to
meet as many people as we could. We were
junior ambassadors, and they said we
should set good examples," Jan recalled.
A few days after her arrival, Jan was
Jan Cordle talks about friends she made on her trip
to West Germany. Tours of Volkswagen factories,
parties, and an ice cream social provided opportuni-
ties for her to meet people from the United States
taken for a tour of a Volkswagen factory
and out to lunch. From that time on she
was allowed to spend the weeks as she
wanted, no restrictions.
"I went to some parties with a friend I
met there. They were lots of fun. The kids
in West Germany are just like us. They
enjoy doing all the things we do."
Jan was taken to Hanover two days be-
fore she left for home, where she met with
the 35 exchanges that had just arrived
from the United States. After touring the
largest Volkswagen factory, all 70 junior
ambassadors were invited to an ice cream
social at the company presidentis house.
While passing through Washington,
D.C., on the way home, J an unearthed the
true reason why she was sent:
"They were talking to us about our trip
and how we liked it. We were told the
reason they had the exchange was that
they wanted us to better relationships be-
tween the United States and West Ger-
many in hopes of preventing conflicts
which might lead to war. They felt this
could be done if associations were made
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Hallucinating from tiny, black, heart
shaped seeds, known as "aster" seeds in
street drug lingo, or as jimson weed, be-
came popular with media, but unpopular
"I never heard of the stuff until I read
articles in the paper of people overdosingf'
senior Larry Buccero said.
The Kansas City Times described the
after effects of the harmful drug:
"Hot as fire, dry as the desert, red as a
beet, wild as a March hare and mad as a
Some students said they thought the
media over-publicized the weed:
"People are going to be more adapt to
.Iimson weed a hallucinogenic drug, sent three local
students to the hospital in serious condition.
look for the seedsesince reporters have
been advertising everything about the jim-
son weed," senior Lori Sievers said.
Although the media grasped and publi-
cized the jimson weed, many teenagers
staved away from it:
"I've used other drugs, but it's just
something not to mess with. You take a
few seeds and you're gone. I guess it's
about the only drug I'm really scared of,"
junior Brian McDonald said.
"It will fry you. People have been talk-
ing about it here at school. It's a cheap
way to get a kick," sophomore Tim Knight
Although most students did not want
the weed, they could find it easily.
"I've seen it on my grandfather's farm.
It grows in lields. It never occurred to me
that people would actually use it as a
drug," junior Colin Braley said.
Junior Todd Harris stayed away from
the jimson weed, even though he could
have gotten it:
"People kept telling me to try some, but
I told them I would rather live."
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O hree study
While most students spent the summer
away from school, three seniors spent five
weeks in an intensive learning program on
the East Coast.
Jim Burrus, Jon Carlson and Jim Wa-
terhouse attended Blair Summer School
for Journalism at Blair Academy in Blair-
stown, N.J. The private school, located
near New York City, is in Northern New
During the tive-week program they
wrote many stories, including a depth
piece, under the supervision of the faculty:
"I thought I would just learn about jour-
nalism, but I learned a lot more," Burrus
BSSJ, as they called it, was not easy,
"We had a newswriting class, a news-
gathering class and at least one story due
everyday. We also had a depth about eight
to ten pages long."
They attended tour classes every Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday mornings and
had fhnse afternoons for studv and recrea-
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tion. On Tuesdays and Thursdays they had
one morning class on local field trips in the
afternoons. They attended press confer-
ences on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
nights and had to turn in a story by 8:30
the next morning.
But, they also had an opportunity to
travel further away. Tours in New York
included The New York Times, United
Press International and ABC-TV. They
caught a glimpse of David Hartman as he
was leaving the "Good Morning America"
"We interviewed Bob Woodward, co-
author of 'All the Presidents Men' on the
ed journalistic techniques in their Hvc-week stay at
Washington trip," Burrus said.l"We also
had press conferences, and we talked to
the assistant energy secretary about the
energy crisis," Carlson said.
Because of the academic demands and
field trips, most of the spare time was
spent on school work. However, there was
some unique experiences:
"Oh yeh, the second time we went to
New York, Waterhouse and I saw a play
'Best Little Whore in Texas,' Burrus said.
"It was on our free time, but it was great.
In fact, Blair was an invaluable exper-
ience," Burrus said.
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Designer jeans such as Calvin Klein and Gloria
Vanderbilt hit the fashion scene for students.
Girls spent more money on jeans, while
guys spent more time on their hair this
The high prices of designer jeans didn't
stop girls from buying such names as Cal-
vin Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Liz Clai-
bourne and Sassoon.
Most of the guys this year wore their
hair shorter and styled. So while girls were
spending more money on jeans, guys were
spending more time styling their hair.
"It takes longer to tix my hair now that I
have to blow-style it with a dryer," junior
Richard Alfano said.
The average price paid for designer
jeans was 336:
"I tried on a pair of Sassoon jeans with
real leather trim on the pockets that were
5160. They were nice, but way too much,"
sophomore Sandra Walters said.
Many girls liked designer jeans because
they could feel dressy while wearing jeans.
"I feel dressier in designer jeans because
you can wear heels and nif-e tons with
As styles change, long hair lizdcs out and thc clean
feathered look, as worn by Jcffjcflbrs, comes buck.
them. I feel kind of dressed down in jeans
like Levis," senior Teresa Fanara com-
Most girls agreed that guys looked nicer
with short-styled hair.
"Long hair doesn't look as nice and
neat, and short hair is in style," senior
Nancy Post said.
While the girls regretted spending the
extra money, the guys seemed to think the
extra time spent on their hair was worth-
"I don't mind because girls are more
attracted to short-styled hair on guys,"
senior Warren Kurtz revealed.
"Beatlemania" was more than just a
phrase to seniors Kevin Harmon and Tim
Pfohl and junior Gerald Sloan.
These Beatle fans have their own sing-
ing group called the Naugahyde Envelope
Persuasion. They play music from the
Beatles, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly
"It all started when I was little. Some of
the first words I learned from my sister
were John, Paul, George and Ringo fBea-
tlesj. Ever since then I have always liked
the Beatles," Kevin said.
How did the group get started?
"We decided to get together for the
Hootenanny C1978-791. Tim and I have
been together since our sophomore year.
We both play the guitar and sing. Tim also
does Elvis. Gerald joined us after the Hoo-
tenanny. He's our drummer. In Septem-
ber, Jay Glass CKBEQ Disc J ockeyj' joined
us because we needed a bass player," Ke-
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the songs they sing. This group is composed of seniors Kevin Harmon and Tim Pfohl and junior Gerold Sloan.
get together whenever they can find time:
"On a good week we practice two or
three times for about four hours. We prac-
tice in Gerald's basement because of the
drum equipmentf, Kevin said.
Tim explained they are in financial trou-
ble because they are using their own mon-
ey to provide equipment. They have never
performed for money, but they are plan-
ning to in the future:
"We play a lot at churches and parties.
We haven't played for money yet, but we
are going to. With Jay Glass we'll prob-
ably be recording by the end of the year,"
Right now they don't have any definite
plans for the future.
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The new dress code left many students
with a hot attitude this year.
"There have to be some set rules on
what to wear, but at the beginning and end
of school when it's so hot, I don't see what
the big deal is in wearing shorts and
thongs. Feeling comfortable and cool
when the weather is so unbearable makes
it a little easier to keep your mind on your
work," senior Robin Keene said.
"I don't think it's fair, because all the
principals workin air-conditioning and are
comfortable while we have to sit in the
non-air-conditioned rooms?" junior Paul
The increasing problems of wearing
shorts, tank tops and other shirts of this
nature led to the new change:
"I think it reflects a feeling that the
community and Board of Education has
about the school. This brings about a prop-
er atmosphere in which students should
learnf' Principal LeRoy Brown replied.
The administration and the Board of
Education said they felt they needed to
make sure the students' safety was guaran-
teed. This, they said, was a reason thongs
were not permitted:
"We were getting complaints from stu-
dents and their parents about injuries
caused from wearing thongs. At this point
it's our duty to see that the problem is
taken care of. We will go to almost any
extent to see that it is corrected,', Vice-
Principal Clay Snowden said.
However, some students didn't agree
"I think it's dumb that they try and tell
us what kind of shoes we can and cannot
wear. If we want to risk hurting a foot or
ankle, then that should be our choice,"
senior John Tomlin added.
For some students the dress code didn't
make any difference:
"I think by the time we reach high
school, we should be able to use our own
judgment on what is and isn't appropri-
ate,', sophomore Ann Schneider said.
"It really doesn't make any difference to
me if there's a dress code or not. I just go
by the rules and that's it," sophomore
Steve Case replied.
Shorts and thongs will no longer bc worn during
school hours because of new dress code policies being
at in titute
Sketching and painting nude models at
the Kansas City Art Institute became
commonplace for seniors Stacy Kroner
and Andrea Sullivan.
Painting nude models was irregular to
"At first it's hard to get used to it. A
bald, 65-year-old man comes out with a
housecoat and slippers on. At first you
think he's just taking off a few clothes but
he takes themtall off," Stacy replied sur-
Learning about moods and putting art
into perspective have helped Stacy. She
said she is considering making commercial
or architectural art a career.
"Usually people look at me strangely
when I say nude models," Andrea said.
Andrea also had a hard time dealing
with painting nude models: ,
"I was embarrassed at first," Andrea
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to receive scholarships to Kansas City Art Institute. They attended every Saturday for three-hour session.
Stacy, Andrea and Morris Sealy re-
ceived art scholarships from the Institute.
Each year students have the opportunity
to apply for the art scholarships. Janice
Malott, art teacher, then chose from the
list the student she thought deserved the
scholarship. Morris and Andrea were both
chosen by Malott this past year. The Insti-
tute decided to give Andrea her scholar-
ship for art and Morris a scholarship for
photography. Stacy received her scholar-
ship last spring. Classes were held on Sat-
urday mornings for three hours. They last-
ed one semester and cost 815. The S15
included the art materials.
Morris received his scholarship through
photography. Malott called the Institute
to find out if Morris could receive the
scholarship because of his interest in pho-
tography. This scholarship would teach
him more about photography and give him
good experience. His classes were com-
pletely different from Stacy's and An-
drea's. He had different picture assign-
ments each week. Using the Institutes
darkroom was an advantage:
"Their facilities are really nice,"he said.
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Carving the costs of college living is the
top priority of college-bound seniors.
"l'll probably go my first two years in
state. My dad wants me to, because it's
less expense and l'm not sure what I'm
going to do yet. I want to go out of state
and get away from this place," senior John
Robert Leider, in his phamplet "Don't
Miss Out: The Ambitious Student's Guide
to Scholarships and Loansf, gave many
suggestions on how to get a good educa-
tion without spending a lot of extra money:
"Your best bet is your state university
or community college. ln-state tuitions are
notably lower, and 'don't pick a college
with a social reputation if you want to hold
"A little more than sixty percent of the
students apply to colleges and universities.
That doesn't mean they all go," counselor
George Coskey said.
"For the first time the kids are con-
cerned about money. They see how much
their parents are handing out to them. The
amount being spent is visible now," Cos-
Anorner alternative to lowering college
costs is aids and loans.
"Seventy-five to eighty percent of our
students have financial aid," Dr. Joseph V.
Holst, Jr., dean of admissions f student ser-
vices at Park College, said.
"My parents want to pay for my educa-
tion even though it may hurt them finan-
cially. I've got scholarships to help
though," senior Shelly Skoch said.
"The way it Qaids and loansj is now is
the fairest. I'm a great believer that par-
ents are responsible for their children until
College-bound seniors begin early to compare career opportunities and college costs for their education.
they're through college," Coskey said.
Although it seems college prices have
soared to an unbelievable high, the
main increase has been in the costs of
room and board," Holst said, "there
has been no increase in tuition."
Despite spiraling costs, college is still
a goal of most seniors.
"College - that's determining your
life," senior Kim Bentele said.
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The junior class, led by president Katie
Waterhouse, spent most of its time plan-
ning the junior prom and doing money
raising projects for it. These projects in-
cluded selling stuffed animals, working a
concession stand, selling candy and send-
ing valentine cards. The prom was Satur-
day, April 12. The theme was "An Island
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nior Terry Andersen--even after heart
problems in his early life:
"When I was two, Dr. Walker told my
parents I needed two heart operations.
They didn't want me to have them because
I was so young. I might not have made it,
so we waitedf' Terry said.
Terry said he felt the effects of his heart
malfunction most during athletics while
waiting for the operations:
"At football, basketball and baseball
practices, I would get really tired a lot
quicker and a lot easier than the rest of the
team members, but I would still partici-
pate as much as possible."
The operation enabled him to put a
stranglehold on his ability and finally cap-
ture the endurance needed to be a better
"I became able to participate to the best
of my ability without tiring out real quick.
I quit football and basketball when I
reached high school because of my size, so
now I train year-round for baseball. I lift
weights three times a week and jog a lot
besides the training we do on Truman's
J.V. team and my summer baseball team,"
Afters successfuL but painful heart opera tion, junior Terry Andersen is able to participate in sports and work
out without getting tired so fast. Now Terry devotes most of his time to training year-round for his favorite
sport, baseball. His training, aside from team workouts,
The operation proved to be successful,
"It took place at Mayo's clinic in Roch-
ester, Minn. when I was ten. I am really
glad I had the operation and can now give
it all I got. But for the first few days I
wasn't sure at all! I was really weak. They
had stitches all down my back. They en-
tered under my left shoulder blade to get
to the main artery in my heart, the aorta.
includes weight-lifting three times a week and jogging
It was pinched, plus I had a small hole in
my heart. They removed the pinched part
and pulled the rest of it together. While
they were doing that they noticed the
small hole was closing. Eventually it
closed, so the second operation wasn't
needed," Terry said with an expression of
"I'm glad we waited and performed it
when we did. I don't know what I would do
if I couldn't play sports."
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For the first time in several years, Stu-
dent Council did not have to issue parking
stickers to students.
Principal LeRoy Brown said fewer cars,
probably because of high gas prices, cre-
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ulty parking lot.
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especially about the speed bumps
"They're too high," senior Morris Sealy
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Pepin Conde learns something new ev-
ery time he picks up a pencil.
Pepin's family includes seven other peo-
ple, all of whom are "More or less artists"
and his dad is a professional industrial art-
ist. Pepin was in Art III, but his interest in
art started years ago:
"I've been drawing and taking art clas-
ses since I was little," he said. "I can re-
member my first and second grade teach-
ers telling me I was good for my age."
Although Pepin had been interested in
art for a long time, he began taking it more
seriously and drawing more often in high
"When I haven't drawn for awhile, I
can tell I'm out of practice," he said. "My
best time to draw is when I'm in a bad
mood -- then I can get away and enjoy
Pepin said he draws for himself to cre-
ate an expression of how he sees or feels.
He is never satisfied with a drawing, but
always learns from them. Drawing, he
said, is as much a part of the mind as a
part of the hands:
"When I draw, I get inside of myself, I
don't hear anyone, but, I don't really con-
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art scholarship for ability -- like football," he said. "I
centrate, the pencil just moves,"
Pepin was the artist for "The Spirit of
'80." His real interests, though, are in
modern art, modern calligraphy writing
and logos. His art has been displayed at
Crown Center, through the school, and he
has also sold work to companies.
"Ten years from now I want to be de-
would probably have to go through ll company.
signing products which can be useful," Pe-
Although Pepin has decided to make a
career of art, he said he doesn't care if he's
well-known or not as long as he's satisfied
with what he is doing:
"I'm anxious for the day I can just sit
around and draw - for moneyf'
As a service to students, Lois Bridges,
cafeteria supervisor, sold pastries, milk,
orange juice and fresh fruit for breakfast.
Although many students took advan-
tage of the pastries, several drank soda
from the soda machines each morning.
Breakfast was served from 7:15-7:40 each
morning. Students also could take advan-
tage of vending machines before and after
school. They were shut off during lunch
hour, also. Soda machines were located in
the cafeteria lobby, in locker room area
and in the faculty lounges. Fruit and candy
machines were available in the cafeteria
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Transferring parts from one car and re-
constructing a new car is not an easy task
for most, but for junior Mike Jacobs, it is a
"I first became interested in cars five
years ago. I used to watch my dad and my
sister's boyfriend work on cars and I
learned almost everything I know from
watching," Mike said.
Mike had previoulsy owned a Chevelle
'in which he took all the parts off and sold
them. Then, he used the money to buy new
ones while at the same time he bought
another car to commute in.
"Five other guys and I kept my first
Chevelle on the side of my house where we
completely stripped all the parts to start
putting together a second one," Mike said.
"All my friends own Chevelles and
we're all building them up, but they're not
as serious about cars and racing as I am,"
Mike is planning on racing his new car
at KCIR and has high hopes of entering it
in a car show: "I'm planning on racing this
summer, but in order to race I have to read
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"My first experience with racing was
when I used to help my sister's boyfriend
when he'd prepare for a race. From then
on I started building cars up," he contin-
Mike was undecided as to what profes-
sion he'd like to go into, but was sure that
it will relate to cars in some way:
"I donit know if I'll be a car salesman, a
mechanic, or what, but I'm sure it will
deal with something in the auto field. I
plan on mostly selling."
Mike said he doesnlt feel he will go on to
college, but instead he would like to attend
a training school where he can study on
Basically, Mike worked with cars for
fun and as a hobby:
"I really enjoy working on cars, doing
this kind of thing has nothing to do with
the amount of money I would receive if I
won a race or something."
Mike said he drove his newly built Che-
velle on the street because he enjoyed the
feeling of self satisfaction he obtained
from his successfully reconstructed car:
I like the feeling of accomplishment I
get when I pull up to a stoplight and peo-
ple look at me and say, 'Wow, look at that
Transforming an old car into a new one is part of
junior Mike Jacobs' lifetime hobby. He plans on
racing his car at KCIR and has hopes ofentering it in
a car show. This may not become his profession, but
he feels it will deal with something in the automotive
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for the first time at Truman this year.
"Before, such a class was only offered
up to the eighth grade. A lot of students
dropped out of the program by then, so
there was no reason to continue," Faith
Porter, special education teachers, said.
Porter, shown at right with one of her
students, said, "Curriculum for the course
is based on an individual's needs. Instead
of the class studying one subject together,
the individual will work on the skills he
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Raising money was the biggest struggle
for the sophomore class officers, Danny
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vice-presidentg Tani Stanke, secretary,
Domic Conde, treasurer.
The money was not a necessity this year,
however, it is a good head-start to next
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year, but we tried to get a jump on next
year's junior prom," Tani concluded.
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When sophomore David Bonadonna
was beaten up while pretending to know
Judo, he decided it was time to take les-
"I was acting like I knew Judo and some
kid took me up on it. I lost, so I decided to
start taking lessons," David said.
That incident happened when David
was seven. He has been taking Judo for
eight years, and is a blue belt. The belt
order is white, yellow, orange, green, blue,
purple fwhich is optionalj, brown and
black. He moved up by taking tests and
David has competed in the United
States Judo Association. Since he was a
wrestler for the school, he couldn't com-
pete for awhile.
"I have won a lot of trophies in competi-
After getting beaten up, sophomore Da vid Bonadonna started taking Judo lessons and has stuck with them for
eight years. The classes cost S30 a month and are held three times a week for two hours. He is now a blue belt.
tion. Ilm going to compete again alter
wrestlingf, David said.
David's classes cost him about S30 a
month and were held three nights a week
for two hours. Lessons were sometimes
"I broke three kids arms doing different
kinds of throws," he said.
David admited it was a lot of work and
it wasn't too easy moving up:
"At first it was really hard, but then I
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Each year many Truman students
dream of swooshing down a mountain
in fluffy white snow at one of the many
Colorado ski resorts.
"I love to ski. It's one of my favorite
sports, especially since I usually get off
school for about a week and don't have
to worry about anything but how much
it's going to snow," junior Doug Ruse
One factor that limits the number of
students who go is the cost. An average
ski trip costs around S200 to S300 for
At left, sophomore Tim Knight in-
spected ski equipment at a local sports
shop. The equipment, lightweight yet
expensive, consists of boots, poles and
skis. Warm clothing is also essential,
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Switzerland, Austria and Germany con-
sisted of sophomore Sherri Brisbin's sum-
mer European tour:
"We played concerts in Europe for two
weeks in front of large audiences. We even
played for the Biirgermeisterj' Sherri said.
She plays in the UMKC Accordion Or-
"I really don't know how I got into it.
My teacher, Joan Cochran Summers,
asked me how I would like to be in the
orchestra. I said 'sure."'
Thirty-two members are in the orches-
"There is only one girl who is younger
than me, and she's 14. The rest are older,"
Hours of practice and lessons contribut-
ed to her success:
"I practice an hour a day. Then once a
week I go to UMKC for a private lesson
for a half an hour. Then on Thursdays for
three hours I practice with the orchestra,"
These practices led to hign rankings:
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Top virtuoso, Sherri Brisbin, practices hours to reach perfection on the accordion, and her trophies represent
her efforts. She performs with the UMKC Orchestra and competes in many tournaments in such areas as solo,
duet and showband.
Trophies clutter her home:
"I have about 20 trophies, all of them I
won for solos except four. Three were for
duet, and one was for showband. In show-
band we play pop music. We won first this
summer," she said.
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dumb. But you can play just about any-
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any instrument," she replied.
Sherri does not think about making mu-
sic a career:
"I'm not that good at music. I don't
know much about music itself, I only know
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it ight, January not only starts a new year,
time ,sf J but also brings semester changes in
g classes for nearly all juniors and seniors
and some sophomores.
.' Students pre-registered for both se-
mesters last spring, but many changed
their schedules, causing the counseling
center to be closed the last week of first
semester so counselors could work with
individual students who wanted to
change their schedules.
Sophomore Michelle Blankenship
seems pleased with her semester
Raising ducks has started a whole new
way of life for sophomore David Klaassen.
"Right now I have 12 ducks on my farm.
I raise them for show and then sell them
for poultry," David explained.
David has mostly full-grown ducks, but
no tame ones. The older the ducks are, the
harder they are to sell:
"I'll probably keep the ones I have now
and breed them and then sell the litter."
David has entered in several shows at
the 4-H Fair each year. Even though this
is only his second year for entering his
ducks in competition, he has already won
first place twice.
"Next year I'm taking the two ducks to
state. I wanted to this year after they won
first place, but I couldn't because the
wings were clipped, and down at state they
can't have clipped wings, but by next year
they will have grown out," David said.
At the 4-H Fair, the judges look to see if
the wings are clipped, if the feathers are
high grade, if the feathers are falling out
and if the ducks are plump:
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"Sometimes we have to leave them
overnight, so we bring our own cages and
duck feed fcracked cornj, and the judges
will look them over in the morning to see if
they are show-quality."
They also enter their horses, chickens
"Once we won last place in a horseman-
ship race. That is when you take the horses
out without a saddle and show them off."
Raising and entering the ducks can be
expensive, but also rewarding if the ducks
"It costs 32 cents to enter each duck,
but if you win, you get a dollar for each
category you won in. In other shows you
can win more, like in cow enteries it costs
more to enter, but the categories pay more
if you win. If I entered all my ducks and
did well, I could make at least S32 easy,',
Even though ducks are one of the easiest
animals to raise and show, David's plans
for the future are not definite:
"There's not too much work involved in
showing ducks, because there is no train-
ing like most other animals. You just have
to feed them and take care of them. But, I
don't know how much longer I will be
doing it, because the price of corn is up to
S9 for a 50-pound sack, but I'm sure I'll do
it for two or three more years or until I
David Klaassen plans to go to the state after winning
several first places in shows at 4-H.
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Board of Education
Dr. H. Ray Morrison
Fred C. Bozarth
Duane F. Qualls
Dr. Robert Henley
Superintendent of Schools
Edward J. Shelton
Assistant to Superintendent-
Director of Instruction
Dr. Gail Williams
Dr. Robert Watkins
Director of Special Programs
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Above: Members of the bi-partisan Board are elected for six-year
terms. President Jeanne Miller, housewife and civic leader, leads all bi-
monthly Board meetings. Right: Helen French was appointed to com-
plete the term of Betty Stites, who died of cancer in June.
Review sparks changes
in curriculum, policies
The Independence Board of Education
initiated change in policies and curriculum
on Independence secondary schools.
The change stemmed from a review of
secondary schools was conducted by ad-
ministrators and committees who were ap-
pointed by the Board. First, the change in
policy put an emphasis on writing for stu-
"l think we are going to continue the
interest and emphasis on writing," presi-
dent Jeanne Miller said. "In fact, the
Board paid the way for local teachers and
counselors to go to some seminars."
As a new decade began, Dr. Gail Wil-
liams, secondary curriculum coordinator,
said, "The product of the 1970's was read-
ing and writing is predicted to be the prod-
uct of the l980's."
Policy changes are done by the Board of
Education through suggestions and re-
quests of administrators, teachers and stu-
dents throughout the district.
"Our school policies, that have to do
with teachers and faculty, are usually
changed in the spring of each year. It's
sort of an unwritten agreement to change
once a year, around contract time," Miller
Although the Board sets the policies,
they can be changed at any time and usu-
ally their policies do not effect school
rules. Therefore, the changes of the code
on clothing, particularly thongs and
shorts, were altered by school administra-
tors and not the Board.
"The Board sets the policies and, in gen-
eral, I oversee the operation of the school
system," Dr. Robert Henely, superinten-
"We are ultimately responsible, but the
administration sets each school's policies.
They have to follow our guidelines," Mill-
The curriculum changes altered the
weighted courses and adjusted when stu-
dents could graduate. Also, Truman and
William Chrisman added a course.
"There's an addition in Computer Sci-
ence. Because of a new computer at the
central office, we will have a course called
Introduction to Computer Science," Dr.
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Left: Dr. Robert Henley, now in his fifth year as superintendent of schools, says the
process of change in a school system Independenceis size is deliberate. "It usually takes
quite a bit of time to complete all the changes. "Above: Dr. Gail Williams llehj, formerly
vice-principal at Truman, became secondary curriculum coordinator this year. She is
predicting writing to be the product of the 1980's, replacing reading which was the
product ofthe 1970 s. She works closely with Da vid Rock lrightj, director of instruction,
and Dr. Robert Watkins fmiddlej, director of federal programs. Much of their time is
spent evaluating existing programs and projecting changes for the future. Dr. Williams
has alrpnrlu nnnnnnrnd Q new rnmnuter cripnrn rnnrcfe
rank Holwick becomes
Frank Holwick replaced Dr. Gail Wil-
liams as vice-principal when she became
secondary curriculum coordinator.
"We were sorry to lose Dr. Williams,
but we also recognize that her desire was
to work with curriculum at a district wide
level," Principal LeRoy Brown said about
the loss of Dr. Williams last October.
Holwick, a counselor at Truman from
1971 to 1976, was promoted to vice-princi-
pal at Chrisman until he returned here in
"I really liked transferring to the senior
high school. It's easier to work with senior
high students who are more mature and
responsible,', he said. "It's not really a big
adjustment for me. I have been here fin
the Independence School Districtj since
about 1971, so I'm somewhat of a familiar
One problem before the replacement of
Dr. Williams was a three-week period with
only one principal. Therefore, Clay Snow-
den, vice-principal, was forced to assume
the responsibilities required of two vice-
"There was no way I could cover check-
ing the parking lot and all the other super-
vising during that time," Snowden said.
Because of the size of Truman, the
many schedule and supervisory problems
and all the evening activities, all three
principals agreed that another principal
would be helpful:
"I would like to have additional support.
I think that we could really do a lot better
job if we had another vice-principal. When
we take on the ninth grade, the need will
be even greater." Brown said.
"We try to administratively supervise
all or most activities. It depends on the
event and whether we are the home school
and size of the crowd. Sometimes we dou-
ble or we just make appearences and then
we might leave and another one of us will
appear later, " Brown added.
LeRoy Brown, M.S.
Frank Holwick, M.S.
Clay Snowden, M.S.
Above: Frank Holwick replaced Dr.
liams as vice-principal in November. Right
Truancy among students keeps Clay Snow
den, vice-principal, busy.
Above: Each school day starts with Principal LeRoy Brown giving the daily announcements over the
intercom. He also allows students to give their own announcements at times. Left: Brown works closely
with the Booster Club and PTSA. He and president Tony Orlando go over this years all-sports
program, published by the club. Mrs. Janet Reed, PTSA president Knot picturedj, led special meetings
during the year and presided at Back-to-School Night.
Sheri Adams, B.A.
Doug Allen, B.S.
Kingdon Anderson, B.A
Linda Baker, M.S.
Lynne Barnes, M.A.
Wilhemina C. Barnett, M A
Rick Berlin, B.S.
Forrest Bertoldie, B.S.
Social Studies, Family Relations
William Beyer, M.S.
Marilyn Bosso, M.A.
Food Service Supervisor
James L. Bowman, B.S.
Louis H. Braley, M.S.
Rhonda Capps, B.S.
William Clark, M.A.
Mary W. Clements, B.S.
Ron Clemons, M.A.
Don Coffman, M.S.
Laweence J. Cook, Specialist
George Coskey, M.S.
Norman Cox, M.A.
Edmond Davidson, M.A.
Thomas Demark, M.A.
Jack R. DeSelms, M.S.
Jerry Dinsmore, M.S.
Sometime before, during or after high
school most people must make a decision
concerning their future career. For Ca-
silda Rice, Spanish teacher and Puerto Ri-
can native, the decision was already made
"Oh yes . .. si," she said. "My father
said, 'This is what you will do, Casilda
Cintron, ther maiden namejf He felt this
was going to be the right income for my
purposes. So, off I went to college like a
little puppet," she laughed.
Regardless of her own feelings, Rice
obeyed her father's command:
"Even if I wouldn't have wanted to
teach, and I didn't then, I knew I had to do
what he said. And, so here I am," she said,
bursting into laughter. "But boy, let me
tell you back then I lo-o-o-oved the air-
port. I really wanted to be a stewardess,
but I was afraid I'd be too small to push
the little cart," Senora Rice said.
She obtained her English major at West
Texas State University to begin her ca-
"I started speaking English fluently
there, and I felt I was going to enjoy teach-
After college she returned to Puerto
In order to teach Spanish to American students, Casilda Rice, Spanish teacher, had to master English. She
had to accustom herself to the American culture and at the same time inflict her knowledge ol' her native
Puerto Rico and other Spanish cultures into the classroom, Rice had been a teacher since I 96 7.
Rico, she married and moved to Indepen-
"This was my husband's hometown, so
we settled here and established a family,"
Rice explained. "When my children went
off to school, I decided to go to school
also, so I got a job teaching Spanish here
So after teaching a foreign language in
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her native land, she's been teaching her
native language in a foreign land, now in
her twelfth year:
"I like the transition, but if I ever had to
leave Truman, I wouldn't teach again. I'd
consider returning to Puerto Rico where
my family is. Maybe I can get that stew-
ardess job," she giggledl
William H. Drinkwater, B.S.
Philip E. Dunham, M.M.E.
Merideth Francis, M.A.
John Freytag, M.S.
Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds
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Monte Gagliardi, M.S,
Driver Education, Advanced Health
Linda Grantham, B.S.
Linda Griffith, M.A.
Robert Handley, M.A.
With the added room created by the
Stites addition, the old library trans-
formed into the new counseling center,
which more than tripled in size.
Counselor Lynne Barnes explained the
"Each counselor now has their own of-
fice rather than five counselors sharing
four offices on a rotating basis. The new
center provides room to take care of all the
supplies and machines that were previous-
ly unused due to lack of space. A confer-
ence room has been added to be used for
college representatives, staffings and
teacher conferences. A new career re-
source center is available for students to
obtain information about various careers.
We now have room for displays and other
The extra space also cut down on the
confusion and waiting time.
"It is easier to see the counselors, and
they are able to help us faster," junior
Melody Pier said.
Counselor Bob Handley said he felt the
students' attitudes seemed to be better to-
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Jane Holliway, Specialist
Vicki L. Hood, B.S.
Genevieve Howard, B.S.
Floyd Hubble, M.S.
Al Hunter, B.A.
Students Hnd the new counseling center helpful for exploring college and career possibilities as well as getting
guidance on personal matters. The addition allowed each of the counselors to have their own offices.
ward the center mostly because of the
"They have seemed to use the center
more readily and not misused it as much,
like just a place to get out of classf'
Counselor Sheila Pool agreed:
"I hope that students are comfortable
when they visit, but it is important that
students not use the counseling center fa-
cilities as a study hall or a place to go
instead of class."
Through the new center, college and ca-
reer research materials were made avail-
able for student use.
"They have a lot of information about
careers that Mr. Handley and Mrs. Barnes
have been working on, and I think it will
help students to decide what they want to
do with their lives," senior Evertt Warren
The main advantage noticed by both the
students and counselors was the atmo-
sphere of the center:
"The atmosphere is very conducive to
providing students with information per-
taining to colleges and careers as well as a
place for personal problems." Barnes said.
Junior Lynn Yeager agreed:
"I feel the atmosphere in the center is
very casual and friendly, and that is impor-
tant when you need to talk to someone
about your problems."
According to Handley, the combination
of space, information and atmosphere has
been a success:
"It is great to put it bluntly. It is the best
facility I have seen for counselors in the
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Norman James, M.S.
Supervisor of Athletics
Judy Johnson, B.A.
Joan Jones, M.S.
Rhea Kalhorn, B.A.
Sharon Keeland, B.S.
Karen B. Kerr, B.A.
Terry Keeton, M.A.
Marilyn King, B.A.
Nancy Lewis, B.A.
Gary Love, B.M.
Louise Lyons, B.S.
Colleen Mack, B.S.
Ray Maher, M.S.
Janice Malott, M.S.
Marian Manuel, M.S.
Mary Ann McGovern, B S
Bob McHenry, M.S.
Virginia Miller, B.S.
Charles Naudet, B.A.
Computer Science, Mathematics
Doris Negaard, M.A.
Charles Nelson, M.S.
Martha Owens, B.A.
Audio Visual Librarian
Roger Pauk, B.S.
Sheila Pool, M.A.
Faith Porter, B.S.
Casilda Rice, M.A.
Sue Ridings, M.S.
Doneta Robertson, B.S.
Mary Robinson, B.S.
Carole Sapp, B.A.
Mark A. Scherer, M.A.
Martha Jane Sears, R.N
John Shinn, M.A.
Donna Shuler, B.S.
James Simmons, M.S.
Debra Smith, B.S.
Neal Standley, M.A.
Rex Stephens, M.S.
Buell Stewart, M.S.
Ann Sunderland, B.A.
Sharon Thompson, M.A.
Harold Thomson, B.S.
Cindy Thornton, B.S.
Kathleen Tucker, B.S.
Charles White, M.S.
John Wilkinson, B.A.
Nancy Ziegenhorn, B.A.
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procedures of the office to Kristy Waisner.
create change, addition
Change was the key word among secre-
taries this year. These changes included
new secretaries, one additional secretary,
and a position change for another one.
Managing at Adler's to keeping atten-
dance records gave June Ahrens a change
in career duties:
"I wanted something different, and to
get away from selling. My job now is very
exciting. I never have a dull minute. I en-
joy it thouroughlyf'
Even though Ahrens had one specific
job, Melody Skelton had a variety:
"I answer the phone, type, take mes-
sages, make changes and anything else
that needs to be done."
The library also acquired a secretary,
"I help students find materials, check
books in and out, type, write letters and
supervise student assistance. I do anything
within my capability," she said.
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ities. Her job involves checking books in and out and supervising student aides.
The counseling center received a full-
time secretary, Phylis Hanson, who
worked in the office in previous years:
"Last year they had a part-time secre-
tary in counseling. Now I do the same
thing I've always done. The only differ-
ence is that it is a lot quieter."
Although with additional help in the of-
fice, Beverly Kuzniakowski, general secre-
tary, was not relieved from any work:
"I haven't been affected with the new
secretaries. I have more work to do. I have
taken over the payroll and the ordering of
supplies for the new year."
Alice Miller, finance secretary as well
as Principal LeRoy Brown's secretary,
says she felt that the change is for the
"I have less work now. The work is di-
vided among the five of us. It's easier on
all of us."
School personnel strive
to fight rising inflation
The effects of inflation on the custodial
and cafeteria staff were basically minimal
in comparison to rising national costs.
"We aren't a whole lot worse off than
we were last year. When it really hit us was
about two years ago and we've stayed at
about the same level since then,', Lee Aus-
tin, head custodian, said.
The cafeteria seemed to feel the effects
a little more because of the high cost of
"Yes, food costs are higher this year and
so is labor. The dairies are charging more.
Everyone is charging more," Lois Bridges,
cafeteria manager, said.
In solution to the problems, both had to
"They have cut our force down by two
full-time men. That's definitely hurt. We
have problems getting the materials we
need and when we do get them, they are
not as good as quality as they should be,"
"We've had to cut back a great deal
For example, we don't serve roast beef as
often as we used to because of its high
price. Chocolate is something else you
don't see much of because it's 52.83 a
pound," Bridges said.
The main reason that the cafeteria is
handling inflation so well is that it is re-
ceiving help from the government.
"We have government aid and com-
modities such as chicken, butter, peaches,
green beans, peas, etc. That helps a lot.
Also, the plate lunches cost more than the
5.65 each student pays. So the government
reimburses us for the difference," Bridges
And how are the custodians handling
the crew reducation?
"Welve gone to contracting for the larg-
er jobs. Of course, I've always wondered
why we should pay someone else money to
do a job that we could do ourselves with a
couple of extra men. Besides the big jobs,
weave been able to maintain things with no
problem," Austin said.
Above: ln order to serve well-balanced, nutritional hot lunches, cafeteria ,personnel must follow strict government
guidelines. For those who don 't buy hot lunches, the cafeteria also offers a la carte items such as sandwiches, ice
cream and chips. First Row: Elsie Lippe, Darlene Cooper, Martha Edmondson, Evon Malone, Nada Chenoweth, Bob
Moore, Patricia Reagan. Second Row: Deanna George, Helen Cross, Theresa Ragusa, Beverly Johnson, Alta
Demmrt, Emma Hutton, Helen Graves, Merrily Christensen, Lois Bridges. Back Row: Mary Sexton, Pamela Free,
Joyce Barton, Janice Hirsch, EvaLou Poteet, Amalia Schaefer, Frances Spielbush, Joyce Staatz, Shirley Leaf Right:
Nada Chenoweth and Pamela Free work hard to serve lunches as fast as possible, but lines are still long and students
gebforced to wait. "I don 't like waiting hi line for so long because we only have 20 minutes to ea t, " senior Tracy
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that are required of them. Seated: Floyd Chapman, Lee Austin, Leroy Parks, Elbert Wallace. Standing: John
Beebc, James Pack, Tom Botkins, Ray Eklund. Left: Tom Botkins, who works the second shift from 3 p.m. to
11 p.m., performs one of his several afternoon duties, sweeping up the classrooms after school. Below: The only
lady on the custodial staff Mary Pursley is in charge of keeping the girls restrooms and lockerroom clean.
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Many students have after-school jobs
by Roxanne Stockdale
Students reduced homework hours to
accommodate their job schedules.
Even though time was short, two-thirds
of the students polled held their jobs dur-
ing the school year. Many worked during
the summer, but quit when school started.
Those who worked all year averaged 30 to
40 hours per week in the summer and only
15 to 20 during school. Even shorter hours,
though, still caused problems meeting
"If I plan my time right, I don't find
having a job during the school year a has-
sle, because I try to do my work in class,"
senior Jeannie Richardson said. "Often, l
can do homework while I'm on the jobf'
The 33 percent of students who didn't
hold jobs said they were looking for one or
they didn't have enough time to work be-
cause of extra-curricular activities. Al-
though 75 percent of these who did hold
jobs said homework and extra-curricular
activities came first. They just had to man-
age their time better:
"Since I participate in sports all year, I
only work weekends. I put in about 13
hours per week, which gives me time for
everything else," senior Roger Brown
The majority of students who are col-
lege-bound said their parents will pay col-
lege costs. But some students struggled to
pack-in homework and hours on the job in
order to pay for their college:
"You can do anything you want if you
have money. I want to go to college and I
don't like to take money from my parents.
So I work, because I have wanted to go to
UMKC since I was 10 and I'm going to
go," Jeannine said.
Students worked for different reasons
and their job titles and salaries varied, too.
Most employers paid their employees a
starting salary of the 52.90 minimum wage
per hour. Many students received raises
within three months, though.
While minimum wage has increased al-
made an average of 53.45 per hour during
school and as much as 55.50 to 56 per hour
in the summer. After only two months,
Bucky was named top district salesperson
two weeks in a row. He said he was so
successful because he enjoys his job:
"I was flattered when I made top sale-
sperson. I felt I accomplished being a sale-
sperson, instead of a sales clerk," he said.
You ve gotta have money to do the things you want. To have money,
you've gotta have a job, even if it's a little hard now and then. "
most yearly to keep up with the rising
costs, some businesses didn't pay their em-
ployees the minimum. Students who
worked at Worlds of Fun in the fall or
spring, made 52.50 per hour as a starting
salary. This is because it is a seasonal job,
on private property and it is the only one in
the United States. This doesnit bother
those who work there, though:
"I don't care if I'm not paid minimum,"
junior Scott Simpson said, "it,s a fun job,
and I get paid for playing."
Other students were paid on a commis-
sion basis. They earned between 51.20 and
51.25 per hour plus four percent commis-
sion on everthing they sold. Students said
they made more money this way:
"Working on a commission basis is
great for a high school student because it
gives them the incentive to work. I'll make
as much money as I put into it," senior
Bucky Buckland said.
Bucky works at Jeans West in the Inde-
pendence Center as a salesperson. He
Bucky used his money just as other stu-
dents did, to pay off his car and to buy gas.
He also tries to save a little, he said. While
Bucky likes his job now, he doesn't want to
be a salesman after college:
"It's an excellent job for me right now,
but not as a career."
Many students said they feel the same
as Bucky does about his career, But most
said they agree money is nice to have
around and that was why they worked.
"You've gotta have money to do the
things you want. To have money, you gotta
have a job, even if it's a little hard now and
then," senior Randy Vaughn said.
Even though most students did try to
put homework and extra-curricular activi-
ties before their jobs, there was still the 25
percent who put their jobs first. Most of
these students said they weren't interested
in extra-curricular activities anyway and
homework and grades were "no big deal."
This "no-caring" attitude bothers the
teachers more than the students.
The variety of stores at Independence Center create
part-time job opportunities for students. Inset: To be
good at his job, Bucky Buckland must maintain a
"salcsman"attitude even while talking on the phone.
to skip school
Operation Independence at Oldham
School during his junior year enabled Rick
Ekhart to receive individual attention,
which led to full-time employment during
his senior year.
Oldham school is provided for individ-
ual assistance for students who cannot re-
ceive individual help in public schools:
"I learned a lot more. The teachers help
you individually: they don't just draw
problems on a blackboard and then expect
you to figure them out. But since there are
only 12 students in class, ranging from 13
to 18 years old, you are able to receive
more help from the two teachers."
Operation Independence gave Rick the
opportunity to enter the Work-Study Pro-
gram in which only one other student from
The Work-Study program enables Rick Ekhart to work full-time at Reed Oven Company where he makes
parts for restaurant ovens and still earns credits to graduate without coming to school his senior year.
Independence is involved:
"It's really hard to get into this pro-
gram. I had two weeks of testing to see
what grade range I was in. Also, I WR
tested on my visual and hearing abilities."
Even though Rick planned to attend
Oldham his senior year, the Work-Study
Program enabled him to receive his credits
while working full-time:
"I work 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but usually
until 5:30 for overtime, at Reed Oven
Company. It's a lot better than coming to
school and I still get to graduate."
Abernathy, Mike: J.V. Wrestling, J.V.,
Var. Baseball, JETS. Allen, Becky: JETS,
NHS, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Soci-
ety, Girls' Choir, Concert Choir, Pat Re-
vue, PSAT Commendation. Allen, Julie:
Pep Club, Girls' Glee, BBG, Girls' Choir,
Office Aide, Heritage Dance Committee.
Allen, Ray: Soph. J.V. Football, NHS,
Letterman's Club, Quill and Scroll, Heri-
tage Dance Chairman, "Heritage" Staff
fEditorJ Amadio, Rene: J.V. Volleyball,
NFL, "Mame", "The Desperate Hours",
"Brigadoon," Pep Band, Varsity Band,
District Band, Library Aide. Andrews,
Doug: Photography Assistant. Arnold,
Dennis: French Club. Aronholt, Jim: Vo-
Tech. Auxier, Jacque: Office Aide. Ayers,
Joy: SOO, BBG. Balisteri, Grace: DECA.
Banks, Kim: SOO. Barbour, Amy: StuCo
CRep.J, French Club, Jr. Prom fDecora-
tionsj, Heritage Dance CRefreshmentsJ,
"Heritage" Staff fCo-Copy Editorj. Bar-
nard, John: J.V., Var. Baseball, Library
Aide. Bartels, Benjamin: NHS, JETS,
"Carnival," "Dark of the Moon," Orches-
tra, J.V. Band. Bates, Darren: StuCo
fRep.J Tri-M, NFL, LAS, "Mame,"
"Carnival," Men's Choir, Trutones, Con-
cert Choir. Beck, Brenda: Track fMan-
agerj, Cross Country QManagerJ, FCA,
StuCo CStudent and Community Con-
cernsj, Pep Club, AFS, BBG, Letterman's
Club, Quill and Scroll, PTSA Student
Rep., Homecoming Committee, Court-
warming Committee, "Spirit" Staff fPho-
to.EditorJ. Bellamy, Brian: Men's Choir.
Bellew, Mark: DECA. Bentele, Kim: Pep
Club, "Mame," "The Desperate Hours,"
Jr. Prom fDecorationsJ, Jr. Prom Queen,
Starsteppers. Best, Leighanne: J.V. Bas-
ketball, J.V. and Var. Tennis, Football
statistics, FCA, Interact fDomestic Chair-
manj, StuCo CRep.j, NAHS, Pep Club,
NFL, Quill and Scroll, BBG, "Mame,"
"Carnival," Soph. Homecoming Atten-
dant, Jr. Prom Attendant, Heritage Dance
fBackdropJ, Jr. Prom CPicture Areaj,
"Heritage" Staff fDesign and Graphics
Editorj, J .V. and Blue Squad Cheerleader,
Outstanding Senior, Senior Class Officer
fSecretaryj, W'ho's Who Junior. Birney,
Beatrice: NAHS.Bisges, Curt: NHS, In-
teract, French Club, Quill and Scroll,
"Mame", "Carnival," "Dark of the
Moon," Concert Choir, J.V. and Var.
Band, Pep Band, Stage Band, "Spirit"
Staff fAdvertising Managerj. Blackburn,
Eric: DECA. Blount, Perri: FCA, Thespi-
ans, Presidents' Club, Tri-M, SAE,
"Mame," "Carnival," "The Desperate
Hours," Pat Revue, Concert Choir
QPres.J, Drum Major, Orchestra, Tru-
tones, Var. Band, Pep Band, All District
Band, All District Choir, Missouri Girls'
State. Bodenstab, Todd: Soph., J.V. and
Var. Football CAII Area Hon. Men. Of-
fensej, fSoph. Football Captainj, Soph.,
J.V. Basketball, NAHS, Letterman's
Club. Bott, Teresa: NHS, Tickers,
DECA, SOO. Bramblett, Susan: LAS,
Home Economics Club fSecretaryJ,
"Mame," "Image" Staff. Brasel, Pam:
"Carnival," Girls' Choir QPres.J,
Twelve. Brogdon, Peggy: J.V.
NFL, "Mame," "Carnival,"
Twelve, Orchestra, Girls' Choir,
Aide. Brooks, James: Men's
Brown, Michelle: Thespians,
"Mame," "The Desperate Hours," De-
bate, One-Act-Play, Girls' Choir, Library
Aide. Brown, Roger: Soph., J .V. and Var.
Football, QAll Conference 2nd Team Of-
fense, All Conference lst Team Defense,
All Area lst Team Defense, All Metro
Hon. Men.J, Soph., J.V. Basketball, FCA,
Letterman's Club CVice Pres.J. Buccero,
Larry: Soph., J .V., and Var. Football fAll
Area Hon. Men.J, Letterman's Club
fTreasurerJ, Senior Heritage Dance At-
tendant, Jr. Prom Attendant, Powder Puff
King Attendant.Buckland, Gerald: Inter-
act, StuCo fVice Pres.j, Powder Puff
King. Bullard, Susan: JETS, QTreasurerJ.
Bunch, Cindy: Vo-Tech. Bunyard, David:
"Mame," Concert Choir. Burasco, Mike:
DECA. Burns, Kathy: Pep Club, DECA,
SOO. Burns, Sara: J.V., Var. Tennis,-
Starsteppers CLieutJ. Burrus, James: Var.
Swimming, JETS, Science Club, Chess
Club, Wargamers Guild fPres.J, "Don't
Drink the Water," One-Act Play, "Spirit"
Staff QCirculation Managerl. Busker,
Vicki: Pep Club, SOO, Office Aide. Cald-
well, Troy: J.V., Var. Track, J.V., Var.
Cross Country, FCA, Letterman's Club,
"Mame," "The Desperate Hours," Coun-
selor Aide. Calvert, John: Science Club,
"Mame," "Carnival," "The Desperate
Hours," "See How They Run," "Dark of
the Moon," Orchestra, Audio Visual Aide.
Carlson, Jim: J.V. Track, Soph. Basket-
ball, NHS, FCA, StuCo QRep.J, "Mame,"
Trutones, Concert Choir, J .V., Var. Band,
Pep Band. Carlson, Jon: J.V., Varsity
Track, Var. Cross Country, NHS, FCA,
Thespians, Letterman's Club, Quill and
Scroll, "Mame," "Carnival," "The Des-
perate Hours," Trutones, Concert Choir,
J.V., Var. Band, Pep Band, Stage Band,
"Spirit" Staff QManaging Editorj. Car-
render, Bret: Chess Club fSecretary-Trea-
surerj, Wargamers' Guild, Library Aide.
Carter, Kim: J.V. Track, Var. Tennis
CManagerJ, Interact, Tickers, LAS, BBG,
"Dark of the Moon," J.V., Var. Band,
"Image" Staff. Caruthers, Theresa: Vo-
Tech. Case, Kendra: DECA CReporterJ,
Regional State Winner. Cervantes, Gina:
NHS, "Mame," Girls' Choir. Chapman,
Mark: J.V . Track, J.V., Var. Swimming,
"Don't Drink the Water," "Mame," "The
Desperate Hours," Concert Choir.
Church, Bill: Vo-Tech. Clark, Dan:
DECA. Clough, Bill: Soph., J.V., Var.
Football QAll Area lst Team Offense, All
Conference lst Team Offense, All Metro
Hon. Men. Offensej, J.V. Track, NHS,
Chess Club. Clow, Marcy: StuCo, Pep
Club, SAE, BBG, Girls' Choir CVice Pres.
and Librarianj, Heritage Dance com-
mitte, Jr. Prom QRefreshmentsJ, "Heri-
tage" Staff CClubs Editorj. Cokington,
Quintin: J.V., Var. Tennis, tJ.V. Confer-
ence Doubles Championj, NHS CPres.D,
Interact, Presidents' Club, Spanish Honor
Society, Concert Choir, Outstanding Sen-
ior. Coleman, Timothy: Var. Wrestling.
Colletti, Denise: DECA. Collins, Jerry:
J.V. Var. Golf. Conde, Gina: Pep Club,
Wrestlerettes, BBG, Office Aide, Vo-
Tech. StuCo CRep.J. Confer, Connie:
DECA, Counselor Aide. Conrad, John:
JETS, Men's Choir, Office Aide. Cordle,
Jan: French Club, Jr. Prom CDecorationsJ.
Corum, Wayne: NHS, Spanish Club,
Chess Club fVice Presb, Spanish Honor
Society. Cottingham, Reed: Soph. Foot-
ball, NFL, Wargamers' Guild, Debate.
Cox, Laura: Girls' Choir. Crain, Debbie:
French Club, DECA, Girls' Glee. Cross,
Robbin: StuCo fRep.J, Home Economics
Club, SOO, "Carnival," Jr. Prom fDeco-
rationsj Davis, Becky: NHS, Pep Club,
French Club, French Honor Society. Da-
vis, Fred: "Spirit" Staff fSportsJ.DeLong,
Alan: Chess Club, Concert Choir, J.V.,
Var. Band, Stage Band. Deming, Lindle:
Soph. Football, Letterman's Club,
"Mame," "Carnival," Orchestra, J.V.,
Var. Band, Pep Band, Stage Band. DeSha,
Randy: Spanish Club, Men's Choir, Office
Aide. DeYoung, Carolyn: Thespians, Pep
Club, Wrestlerettes, BBG, "Carnival,"
"Dark of the Moon," Debate. Dieckhoff,
Teresa: DECA, Office Aide. Dinkel, Tra-
cy: NAHS, Wrestlerettes, Powder Puff.
Dinsmore, Diana: Volleyball QManagerJ,
Track Statistics, NHS, Interact fPres.j,
Pep Club fParlimentarianj, French Club,
QProgram Directory, Wrestlerettes QCap-
tainj, Presidents' Club, Quill and Scroll,
"Heritage" Staff QStudent Life Editorj.
Dishong, Dianna: Office Aide, Vo-Tech.
Divers, Debbie: Var. Track QThird in Con-
ferencej, NHS, SOO. Doolie, Mary: Vo-
Tech. Duncan, Brett: Baseball QManagerJ,
J .V., Var. Band, Pep Band. Dyson, Steven:
Soph. Basketball, Soph., J.V. Baseball.
Earnshaw, Melissa: J.V., Var. Tennis
fThird in Conferencej, Interact QVice,
Pres.J, StuCo fRep.J, Tickers, Pep Club,
NFL, "Mame," One-Act Play, Girls'
Choir, Soph. Class Officer QPres.j. Ek-
lund, Greg: DECA. Ellis, Robin: Pat Re-
vue, Treble Twelve, Girls' Choir, Tru-
tones, fVice Pres.l, Concert Choir. Eng-
land, Kevin: Vo-Tech. Enke, Junior: Soph.
Football, Thespians, JETS, "Mame,"
"Carnival," "The Desperate Hours,"
"Dark of the Moon," Powder Puff CAtten-
dantj. Epple, Christie: Spanish Honor So-
ciety. Esry, Kip: Soph., J .V., Var. Foot-
ball, J .V. Track, FCA, Lettermans' Club.
Evans, Mark: Soph., J.V., Var. Football
fAll Hon. Men. '79J, Letterman's Club.
Evans, Phyllis: DECA. Fanara, Teresa:
BBG, Girls' Choir, Junior Prom Commit-
tee. Farris, David: Vo-Tech. Farris, John:
Var. Track, FCA, Thespians, NFL,
"Mame," "Carnival," "The Desperate
Hours," Men's Choir, Jr. Prom Commit-
tee. Fenner, Craig: Soph. J .V., Var. Foot-
ball. Ferree, Shelley: Girl's Glee. Flynn,
Bridget: SOO.Franklin, Cindy: SOO.
Freytag, Gwen: NFL, Thespians, "Don't
Drink the Water," "Mame," "Carnival,"
"See How They Run," "The Desperate
Hours," "Dark of the Moon," Debate,
One-Act Play, Pat Revue, Girls' Choir,
Concert Choir, J .V., Var. Band, Pep Band.
Fuller, Barbara: SOO. Gallagher, David:
Men's Choir. Ganson, Gene: Thespians,
"Don't Drink the Water," "Mame," "Car-
nival," "The Desperate Hours," "See How
They Run," "Dark of The Moon," "On
Monday Next," Debate, Orchestra, J.V.,
Var. Track, Pep Band, Stage Band, Li-
brary Aide, Audio Visual Aide. Garcia,
Demetrio: Soph. Football, Men's Choir.
Garrett, Debra: NHS, StuCo QRep.J,
French Club, AFS, LAS, "Image" Staff.
Garrison, Eva: DECA, "The Desperate
Hours." Gates, Gina: NHS, Tickers,
French Club, DECA, SOO. George, Da-
vid: J .V., Var. Baseball, FCA, Letterman's
Club. Ghaly, Christopher: NHS, Thespi-
ans, Presidents' Club, Tri-M QPres., Histo-
rianj, Quill and Scroll, "Mame," "Carni-
val," Orchestra, Concert Choir, Var.
Band, Pep Band, All District Band, All
State Band, QBand Librarianj, "Heritage"
Staff fPhotographerJ. Gimmarro, Patti:
J.V. Softball, Basketball fManagerJ,
Track QManagerJ, Basketball Statistics,
Science Club. Ginn, Jerry: Men's Choir.
Godfrey, Pam: Girls' Glee. Godfrey, Ta-
mela: Girls' Glee. Goeking, Robin: Pep
Club, SOO, BBG, Office Aide. Gooch,
David: Soph., J.V., Var. Football, FCA,
JETS, Letterman's Club. Gordon, Bruce,
Interact, Men's Choir. Green, Linda:
French Club. Greenfield, Randall: Basket-
ball fManagerj, Baseball QManagerJ,
FCA, Men's Choir. Greenwood, Sharon:
"Spirit" Staff fReviews Columnistj.
Gregg, Joe: CB Club. Griner, Dave: Var.
Swimming flst Team All-Conference, 6th
Place at Statej, Letterman's Club, Span-
ish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Office
Aide. Grzincic, Connie: Vo-Tech, Var.
Band. Gumm, Ron: "Mame," Men's
Choir. Hafner, Abby: StuCo fRep.J, Pep
Club, AFS, "Mame," Heritage Dance
QPicture Areaj. Hammond, Sheri: Pep
Club, Wrestlerettes, "Mame," Pat Revue,
Starsteppers CLieut.J. Harmon, Kevin:
NFL, Men's Choir, Concert Choir. Harp,
Brian: NHS, Presidents' Club, JETS
CPres.J, Hatfield, Dianna: StuCo Register.
Hauschel, Lonnie: Soph. Football. Hazel-
rigg, Ron: Vo-Tech, Attendance Aide.
Hearne, Ken: "Mame," "Carnival," "The
Desperate Hours," "See How They Run,"
"On Monday Next," Office Aide. Hel-
muth, Steve: Soph., J.V., Var. Football,
J.V., Var. Wrestling, FCA, StuCo CRep.J
Letterman's Club, Office Aide. Henks,
Susan: NHS, Pat Revue, Orchestra
CPres.J Trutones, Concert Choir fSecre-
taryj, Stage Band. Hickert, Melinda:
NAHS. Hodges, Aaron: Vo-Tech, Or-
chestra, J .V., Var. Band, Stage Band. Hol-
sten, Rene: Var. Basketball, Var. Volley-
ball Q2nd Team All Conference, lst Team
All Conferencej, CCaptainJ, FCA, Letter-
man's Club. Hough, Ken: Basketball
fManagerJ, J.V., Var. Band, Pep Band.
Hautzenrader, Natalie: DECA, Girls
Glee. Howard, Kim: Tickers, Tri-M,
"Mame," Pat Revue, Men's Choir CAC-
companistj, Girls' Choir, Concert Choir,
Office Aide. Howard, Lori: NHS, FCA,
Interact, StuCo CRep.J, Pep Club, Quill
and Scroll, SAE, Spanish Honor Society,
"Carnival," Jr. Prom fDecorationsJ, Heri-
tage Dance QBackdropJ, "Heritage" Staff
fAdvertising Managerj. Howard, Rosie:
StuCo CRep.J, Office Aide. Hubbard,
Chris: Var. Wrestling fCaptainJ, NHS,
FCA, StuCo fRep.J, Presidents' Club,
Letterman's Club QPres.J. Huelse, Kathy:
NHS, Tickers, Spanish Honor Society,
Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, Concert Choir.
Huls, Charles: J .V. Wrestling, J .V. Swim-
ming, "Mame." Huntsinger, Susan:
StuCo, Thespians, Tickers, NFL,
"Mame," "Carnival," "The Desperate
Hours," One-Act Play. Ibarra, Lisa: Var.
Track 12nd in mile at Conference, 4th in
mile at State, 3rd in mile at Districtj,
Girls' Cross Country fConferencej, FCA,
Counselor Aide. Ivey, Ted: Soph. Foot-
ball, J .V., Var. Track, Spanish Honor So-
ciety, Counselor Aide. Jackson, Jim: Vo-
Tech. Jackson, Tina: DECA. Johnson,
Alan: Var. Football, Var. Track, NHS,
Letterman's Club. Johnson, Bob: J.V.
Track, Soph. Basketball, DECA. Johnson,
Duanita: Football Statistics, StuCo, Of-
fice Aide. Jones, Gary: Soph. Football,
FCA, Thespians fPres.J, Presidents' Club,
NFL, "Mame," "Carnival," "The Desper-
ate Hours," "See How They Run," "Dark
of the Moon," "On Monday Next," De-
bate, One-Act Play, Men's Choir, Tru-
tones, Concert Choir, J .V. Band, Powder
Puff King Attendant. Jones, Tina: French
Club, J .V., Var. Band, Pep Band. Justice,
Patricia: J.V. Basketball, Var. Softball
fHon. Men. All Conferencej, Var. Volley-
ball, NHS, Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, Con-
cert Choir. Justice, Vickie: Tickers, Of-
fice Aide. Kanies, Tim: J.V. Tennis,
NHS, JETS. Keller, Kathy: NHS, Presi-
dents' Club, Tickers, Pep Club CReporter-
Historian, Pres.J, Homecoming Commit-
tee, Courtwarming Committee. Kelley,
Shanna: Var. Track C4th Districtj, J.V.
Basketball, Girls' Cross Country, Volley-
ball fManagerJ, FCA. Kendall, Linda:
Pep Club, French Club, Science Club,
J .V., Var. Band, Pep Band. Kesner, Julie:
J.V., Var. Track, NHS, Interact QParlia-
mentarianj, Tickers, Quill and Scroll,
J .V., Var. Band, Pep Band, "Spirit" Staff
fEditorial Editorj, Who's Who Senior
fAcademicsJ. Key, Deanna: J.V. Tennis,
Pep Club, Letterman's Club, Quill and
Scroll, BBG, Heritage Dance CDecora-
tionsj, "Heritage" Staff fIndexfDirec-
tory, Co-Editorj. Kilgore, Sheila: NAHS.
Kincaid, Janice: Pep Club, Science Club,
BBG, Heritage Dance CDecorationsJ,
"Heritage" Staff fIndexfDirectory, Co-
editorj. Kirkman, Cindy: NHS, StuCo
CRep.j Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, Quill and
Scroll, Heritage Dance CTable Decora-
tionsj, "Heritage" Staff fCopy Editorj.
Kissling, Marsha: NHS, FCA, Thespians,
Tri-M fVice Pres.J, SAE, Spanish Honor
Society, "Mame," "Carnival," Band Sec-
retary, Orchestra, Trutones, Concert
Choir, Var. Band, Pep Band, Choir-Li-
brarian and Robe Chairman, All District
Band, All District Choir. Kluska, Tim:
StuCo fRep.J, Office Aide, Library Aide.
Kondo, Mariko: FCA, Pep Club, AFS,
"Mame," Trutones CSecretaryJ, Concert
Choir. Koury, Cynthia: NAHS fSecre-
taryj, Tickers, Spanish Honor Society.
Krim, Janet: DECA. Kroner, Stacy: FCA,
NAHS fVice Pres.J, Pep Club, BBG,
Heritage Senior Attendant, Jr. Prom
Committee, Sawdie Hawkins Committee,
Blue Squad Cheerleader CCaptainJ. Kytle,
Kelley: StuCo QRep.J, Quill and Scroll,
"Heritage" Staff fFaculty and Adminis-
trationj. LaBruzzo, Jacque: Interact,
Wrestlerettes, Quill and Scroll, LAS,
BBG, "Heritage" Staff CCurriculum, Co-
Editorj. Landes, Paule: NHS, Tri-M
CHistorianJ, French Club, fExecutive
Councilj, SAE, French Honor Society,
"Mame," Var. Band fSgt. at Armsj, Pep
Band. Larkins, Tom: Soph., Var. Football,
J.V., Var. Track, FCA, StuCo, Jr. Prom
fDecorationsJ. Larsen, Robbie: SCAT,
Science Club, Spanish Honor Society,
Concert Choir. Lawrence, Gary: DECA,
Men's Choir. Lawrence, Jeffery: JETS.
LeCount, Lynn: LAS, Science Club. Le-
Vota, Greg: Football Statistics, FCA, In-
teract, StuCo, Jr. Prom. Linson, Stephen:
NFL, "Don't Drink The Water," Debate.
Lipps, Ron: Soph., J .V., Var. Football fAll
Hon. Men.J, J .V., Var. Baseball CAII Con-
ference Hon. Men.J. Lockyer, Kathy:
FCA.Longwith, Esther: StuCo Represen-
tative, Thespians, Presidents' Club, Tick-
ers, Pep Club, Home Economics Club,
Girls' Glee, BBG, "Mame," "Carnival,"
"The Desperate Hours," "Dark Of The
Moon," Courtwarming CommitteefDe-
corationsj, Jr. Prom Committee fDecora-
tionsj, Back to School Bash Committee,
Starstepper CCaptainJ. Lundy, Frank: Vo-
Tech. Luttrell, Ron: Vo-Tech. Lyday,
Earle: Attendance Office Aide, Vo-Tech.
Mackey, Kathy: FCA, BBG, "Mama,"
"Carnival," Trutones, Concert Choir. Ma-
gee, Anne: Presidents Club, NFL,
"Mame," Debate, Pat Revue, Treble
Twelve CPresidentJ, Girls' Choir. Ma-
kinen, Patti: NHS, Pep Club CSecretaryJ,
Spanish Honor Society, Homecoming
Committee QDecorationsj, Courtwarming
Committee fDecorationsJ. Mallow, Kreg:
Soph., J .V., Varsity Football, J .V., Varsity
Track, J .V., Varsity Wrestling, FCA, Let-
terman's Club, Spanish Honor Society.
Maloney, Jackie: DECA. Mann, Paul:
Soph., J .V., Varsity Basketball Ccaptainl,
J .V. Baseball, NHS, FCA, Spanish Honor
Society. Mann, Peggy: Office Aide.
Markham, David: Soph., J.V., Varsity
Football, J.V. Track, Letterman's Club.
Martinez, Adrian: Vo-Tech. Matthews,
Debbie: Varsity Volleyball fCaptainJ,
FCA, Thespians, Wrestlerettes, Letter-
man's Club, "Mame," "Carnival," "The
Desperate Hours," fBusiness Managerj,
Pat Revue, Trutones, Concert Choir,
Heritage Dance Committee, "Heritage"
Staff fSports Co-Editorj. Maxwell, Mari-
lyn: DECA, SOO. McArthur, Burton:
Varsity Track. McClain, Karen: J .V., Var-
sity Swimming, StuCo CRepresentativeJ,
Thespians, Tickers, Pep Club, Girls' Glee
Going to Vo-Tech in the morning and
working at Enterprise Car Wash in the
afternoon left one hour of school at Tru-
man for Jim Aronhalt.
Jim, who was involved in the'work re-
lease program, did not receive credit as
DECA or SOO students:
"I only need one credit to graduate, so I
took a P.E. class. I talked with the counsel-
ors and they helped me get on the work
Even though Jim works at a car wash,
his interests laid in construction. There-
fore, his vocational class was Building
"We are building a house within Vo-
Tech. We learn how to do blueprints and
electric wiring. By the end of the course,
I'll be able to build my own home."
In hopes of making construction a ca-
reer, Jim plans to take a series of tests to
get into an apprentice building-training
"If I get 70 percent on the tests, then I
will be interviewed. If they think I have a
good personality and seem to get along
with others, they will consider me for the
program. They take 80 applicants out of
Although Jim attended school for one
hour, he still felt a part of Truman, even
though he missed a lot of activities:
"I really miss out on a lot. I missed the
announcements, and I never know what's
going on. Just because I work and go to
Vo-Tech, I still am very much a part of
Constructing a house at Vo- Tech gives Jim Aronhalt
experience for his future occupation. Jim plans to
attend a building training program, which will ena ble
him to construct anything from a house to a sky-
fTreasurerJ, "Mame," Treble Twelve,
Girls' Choir. McDaniel, Robert: National
Forensics League, Vo-Tech. McLean,
Tina: Thespians, NFL QSecretaryJ, French
Club fExecutive Counselj, LAS, "Don't
Drink The Water," "Carnival," "See How
They Run," "Dark of The Moon," "On
Monday Next," One-Act Play. McClure,
David: Varsity Tennis, JETS, Junior Prom
Attendant. McConnell, Jan: J .V., Varsity
Track, J.V., Varsity Basketball, Varsity
Softball QCaptainJ, FCA, StuCo CRepre-
sentativej, "Carnival," "See How They
Run," Heritage Dance Committee fDeco-
rationsj, Junior Prom Committee CDeco-
rationsj. McGee, Dan: NHS, Thespians,
Presidents Club, Pep Club, NFL, Quill
and Scroll fPresidentJ, Chess Club fPresi-
dentj. "Don't Drink The Water,"
"Mame," "Carnival," "The Desperate
Hours," "See How They Run," "On Mon-
day Next," Debate, Powder Puff King At-
tendant, "Spirit" Staff tSports Colum-
nistj. Mentel, Jeff: NHS, Quill and Scroll,
Spanish Honor Society, "Don't Drink The
'Water," "Mame," Concert Choir, J.V.,
Varsity Band, Pep Band, "Heritage," and
"Spirit" Staff fHead Photographerj.
Meyers, Tod: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball QAll Conference Hon. Mention, All
Area Second Team Offensej, J .V. Track,
J .V., Varsity Wrestling QCaptainJ, JETS,
Letterman's Club. Miller, Julie: Girls'
Glee. Miller, Melissa: J .V. Track, NHS,
Quill and Scroll, Science Club, Orchestra,
"Spirit" Staff CEditorJ. Miller, Sabrina:
Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, BBG, "Don't
Drink The Water," "Mame," "Carnival,"
"See How They Run," "Dark Of The
Moon," Junior Prom Committee fDecora-
tionsj, Courtwarming Committee, Star-
stepper fPublic Relationsj. Minton, Julie:
Volleyball fManagerJ, NHS, QVice Presi-
dentj, Interact, Quill and Scroll, Tickers,
J.V., Varsity Band, Pep Band,"'Spirit"
Staff fFeatures Editorj. Mizer, Kathleen:
Girls' Choir. Monahan, Erin: DECA,
Spanish Honor Society. Moore, Keith:
Soph., Varsity Football fSecond Team All
Area, Second Team All Conferencej, Var-
sity Track, J .V., Varsity Wrestling, Coun-
selor Aide, Who's Who Sports. Morley,
Karey: StuCo QParliamentarianJ, Presi-
dents' Club, Tickers, Pep Club, Wrestler-
ettes, French Club, SAE fPresidentJ, BBG
fSecretaryfTreasurerj, Office Aide,
Homecoming Senior Attendant. Morris,
Christian: NAHS. Morse, Lori: Thespi-
ans, Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, Girls' Glee,
"Mame," "Carnival," "The Desperate
Hours," "See How They Run," "Dark Of
The Moon," Mueller, Susanne: SOO.
Mull, Susan: Girls' Choir. Murphy, Jean:
SAE, Home Economics Club, SOO, Span-
ish Club. Murray, Ray: J.V. Wrestling,
Football fTrainerJ, Track fTrainerJ,
NHS, NFL, Chess Club, Science Club,
War Gamers Guild, Debate, Orchestra.
Myers, Angie: StuCo QRepresentativeJ,
Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, SOO, BBG,
Girl's Glee, Junior Prom Committee QRe-
freshmentsj, Starstepper Disco Commit-
tee, Starstepper-StuCo Valentine Dance
Committee, Starstepper QStuCoJ. Nagel,
Jerry: Vo-Tech. Negaard, Kerri: J.V.
Softball, NHS, Thespians, Pep Club,
French Club, BBG, "Mame," Noland,
Doug: J .V. Wrestling, Spanish Club, One-
Act Play, Norman, Mike: JETS QSecre-
taryj. Norris, Emelie: NHS tSecretaryJ,
Tickers CSecretaryJ, Quill and Scroll iSe-
cretaryfTreasurerD, Spanish Club CSecre-
taryj, Spanish Honor Society, Girls'
Choir, "Spirit" Staff Un-Depth Editorj.
Oakes, Cynthia: StuCo CRepresentativeJ,
Thespians, Pep Club, Home Economics
"Mame," "Carnival," "The Desperate
Hours," "See How They Run," "Dark Of
The Moon," "On Monday Next," Coun-
selor Aide. 0'Dell, Luana: Girls' Glee.
Odom, Carolyn: Spanish Club, Spanish
Honor Society. Ogle, Terry: FCA. Orlan-
do, Louis: Soph., J.V., Varsity Football
fCaptain, All Conference Second Team,
All Area Second Teamj, J.V., Varsity
Wrestling QCaptainJ, NHS, FCA, Letter-
man's Club, Spanish Honor Socie-
ty.Owens, Lesa: DECA, Spanish Club,
"Heritage" Staff fPhotographerJ. Pace,
Brad: Interact, French Club, Varsity
Band. Parrish, Donny: J.V. Basketball,
Basketball Statistics, NHS, FCA, Spanish
Club, Junior Prom King, Powder Puff At-
tendant. Passantino, Ross: Soph. Foot-
ball, StuCo fRepresentativeJ, Spanish
Honor Society, "The Desperate Hours,"
Payne, Cathy: NHS, Interact, StuCo QRe-
presentativej Tri-M CVice Presidentj,
French Club, LAS, French Honor Society,
Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, Concert Choir.
Payne, Deborah: DECA. Peters, Jerry:
Varsity Swimming CCaptainJ, StuCo QRe-
presentativej. Peterson, Lori: NHS, In-
teract, Spanish Honor Society. Pfohl,
Tim: StuCo fPresidentfRepresentativej,
Presidents Club CPresidentj, NFL fSquad
Captainj, "The Desperate Hours," One-
Act Play, Men's Choir, Concert Choir
fVice Presidentj, Pep Band, Library Aide,
Junior Prom Committee CChairmanJ, Ju-
nior Class Officer fPresidentj. Phillips,
Julie: Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, BBG,
"Mame," "See How They Run," Girls'
Choir, Starstepper fLieut.j. Piedimonte,
Lisa: Pep Club, French Club, SAE, BBG.
Pierpoint, Kirk: J.V., Varsity Football,
J.V., Varsity Swimming, JETS, Letter-
man's Club. Pierson, Shari: NHS,
NAHS, SAE fVice Presidentj, BBG. Pil-
grim, Darin: Vo-Tech. Ploeger, Jana:
Wrestling CManagerj, Tickers, Pep Club,
Wrestlerettes, Girls' Glee, Spanish Honor
Society, "Heritage" Staff fCo-Editor Por-
traitsj. Porter, Lynne: StuCo QRepresen-
tativej, Homecoming Committee CDeco-
rationsj. Porter, Mike: Soph., J .V., Varsi-
ty Football fAll Area Hon. Mentionj, Var-
sity Wrestling fAll Conference Second
Team Captainj, FCA, Letterman's Club
fSergeant of Armsj. Post,Nancy: BBG,
Pep Club, Tickers, DECA, Spanish Club,
Counselor Aide. Potter, Angela: Pep
Club, Thespians QVice Presidentj, Foren-
sics, "Don't Drink The Water," "Carni-
val," "The Desperate Hours," "See How,
They Run," "Dark Of The Moon," "On
Monday Next," "Star Spangled Girl,"
Stage Craft. Presley, Cindy: French Club,
Science Club. Presnell, Michelle: SCAT,
Spanish Club, Girls' Glee, Library Aide.
Purrier, Sheryl: Tri-M CSecretaryJ,
French Club, "Mame," "Carnival," Pat
Revue, Treble Twelve, Orchestra, Girls'
Choir, Concert Choir. Pyle, Marcy: J .V.
Track, J.V. Tennis fJ.V. Conference
Champj, J .V. Softball, NHS, Letterman's
Club, Quill and Scroll, Spanish Honor So-
ciety, "Spirit Staff fSports Staffj. Quinn,
Pat: Soph. Football. Raga, Jennifer: SOO,
Junior Prom Attendant. Reagan, Chris:
Soph., Varsity Football fAll Area Hon.
Mention Defense '78, All Conference
Hon. Mention Defense, '79, All Area Hon.
Mention Defense '79 Captainj, Letter-
man's Club. Reece, Mike: "The Desperate
Hours," Men's Choir. Reed, Karen: Foot-
ball Statistics, Pep Club, NFL, DECA,
Tickers, "Don't Drink The Water," "On
Monday Next," One-Act Play. Reed,
Kathy: Baseball Scorekeeper, NHS,
StuCo fRepresentativeJ, NAHS fPresi-
dentl, Presidents' Club, Pep Club fVice
Presidentj, Wrestlerettes, AFS, Quill and
Scroll, BBG QVice Presidentj, Junior
Prom Committee QTable Decorations
Chairmanj, Heritage Dance Committee
CTable Decorations Chairmanj, Football
Homecoming Committee Chairmanj,
Courtwarming Ceremony Committee
fChairmanj, "Heritage" Staff QPhotogra-
phy Editorl, Cheerleader CBlue Squadj,
D.A.R. Award, Who's Who Activities.
Resh, Tammy: DECA. Reynolds, Barbi:
Girls' Glee. Reynolds, Debbie: NHS,
SOO. Rice, Carrie: Pep Club, Wrestler-
ettes, "Mame," "The Desperate Hours,"
Richey, Tammy: DECA. Rinehart, Brad:
Vo-Tech. Ring, Janice: J.V., Varsity
Track, NHS, Tickers, Spanish Honor So-
ciety. Roach, Chris: DECA, Spanish Hon-
or Society. Roberson, Kent: NHS CTrea-
surerj, Interact QTreasurerD, Presidents'
Club CPresidentJ, Tri-M, LAS, Pat Revue,
Trutones, Concert Choir, Varsity Band
QPresidentJ, Pep Band fDirectorj, Stage
Band, Outstanding Senior, Second Place
in State Optimist Oratorical Contest, Re-
presentative at Boys State. Roberts, John:
French Club, "Mame,", "The Desperate
Hours,"- J.V., Varsity Band, Pep Band.
Rowley, Kim: Tickers, DECA. Rubick,
Tracy: NHS, Interact QSecretaryJ, StuCo
CRepresentativej, Pep Club, Wrestlerettes,
French Club, fVice Presidentj, French
Honor Society, Courtwarming Dance
Committee CDecorations! Advertisingj,
Starstepper CLieut.J. Russell, Sherri: J .V.
Tennis, Letterman's Club, Science Club,
Heritage Dance Committee fDecora-
tionsj, "Heritage" Staff fPhotographerJ.
Scharig, Jeff: Varsity Football, Varsity
Track, J.V., Varsity Swimming fVarsity
Conferencej, Letterman's Club. Schelp,
Vicki: J.V. Basketball, J.V. Volleyball,
StuCo CEntertainment Chairpersonj,
French Club, AFS, J.V., Varsity Band,
Pep Band. Schmidt, Kim: J.V. Band,
Counselor Aide. Schwartz, Greg: NHS,
FCA, StuCo fRepresentativeJ, Quill and
Scroll, Counselor Aide, "Heritage" Staff
fPhotographerJ. Scott, Robin: Soph., J .V.,
Varsity Basketball, Soph. Football, Let-
terman's Club. Scott, Tim: Soph., J.V.,
Varsity Football, J .V., Varsity Swimming,
NHS, Interact, Letterman's Club. Schu-
macher, Angie: J.V., Varsity Basketball,
Varsity Softball, J .V., Varsity Volleyball,
NHS. Sealy, Morris: Soph. Basketball,
J.V. Golf, NAHS, Letterman's Club,
Quill and Scroll, Heritage Dance Commit-
tee, StuCo fRepresentativeJ, "Heritage"
Staff CPhotographerJ, "Spirit" Staff iPho-
tographerj. Sell, Gary: Soph., J .V., Varsi-
ty Football, Soph., J.V. Basketball, J .V.
Basketball, Quill and Scroll, "Mame,"
"The Desperate Hours," Christmas Dance
Committee, "Heritage" Staff CSports Edi-
torj. Shakespeare, Bobbi: Tickers, SCAT,
Spanish Honor Society. Shank, Debbie:
"Mame," Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, Con-
cert Choir. Sharp, Cindy: Girls' Glee.
Shelley, Kary: Office Aide. Shepherd,
Claudia: StuCo tRepresentativefVice
Presidentj, Wrestlerette, Tickers, BBG,
AFS, Pep Club, Junior Class fSecretaryJ,
Courtwarming Dance Attendant, "Heri-
tage" Staff fCo-Editor Faculty and Ad-
ministrationl. Sherman, Stuart: Volleyball
fManagerj, Pep Club, "Mame," Orches-
tra, J .V., Varsity Band, Pep Band, "Spir-
it" Staff fSports Staffl. Shields, Beverly:
Tickers, DECA, French Club, SOO.
Shissler, Theresa: Science Club, Girls'
Glee. Skoch, Shelly: J.V. Track, Varsity
Basketball CHon. Mention All Confer-
encej, Varsity Volleyball CSecond Team
All Conferencej, NHS, Who's Who
Sports. Sievers, Lori: J.V. Basketball,
Varsity Softball, J .V., Varsity Volleyball,
FCA, Letterman's Club, Football Home-
coming Senior Attendant. Simmons, Judy:
J.V. Track, J.V. Softball, Basketball
CManagerJ, Basketball Statistics, NHS,
Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, Concert Choir.
Early college and career plans were at-
tributed to the increase of seniors wanting
to take advantage of the seven-semester
Forty-six seniors graduated at the se-
mester. This is an increase of 39 from the
previous year. To be eligible for the op-
tion, students had to submit a letter stating
their intentions and a letter from their par-
ents acknowledging they were aware of the
plans. They also needed 20 credits re-
quired by the Board of Education.
"Before the revision of the policy, the
Independence graduation committee de-
cided that the student still must attend
eight semesters unless he was going direct-
ly into college or a special work programf'
counselor George Coskey said.
With the new policy, more students
were eligible for the option. Approximate-
ly 200 seniors this year could have elected
to graduate early. Those who did leave
said they wanted to get a head start and
start on their careers:
"I really want to go to Kansas State
next fall, so I just wanted to get started
and get some credits, and find out what
college was really like," senior Claudia
Others had careers in mind:
"I want to go into electronics and hope-
fully work for AT8cT. I plan to get a job at
Western Electric. They have a program
that would help send me through school,"
senior Alan Johnson said.
A drawback to leaving a semester early
was missing senior activities. Those who
did leave were still able to participate in
the senior prom, banquet and the gradu-
The early graduates felt their chance to
graduate early was too good an opportuni-
ty to pass up: .
"I wasn't really that interested in high
school anymore, most of my friends were
at college. I'm really excited about going,',
senior DeeAnn Stratton said.
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LY S TRUMAN C-XN1l'lSl
Claudia Shepherd takes advantage of graduating at
semester and begins earning credits at UMKC.
Simpson, Sandovar: Quill and Scroll,
BBG, "Heritage" Staff CCO-Editor Por-
traitsj. Sloane, Betty: J .V. Softball, Bas-
ketball fManagerJ, Science Club. Slusher,
Bob: Vo-Tech. Smith, Connie: Thespians
CSecretaryfTreasurerJ, Home Economics
Club fSecretaryfTreasurerj, "Donlt Drink
The Water," "Mame," "Carnival," "The
Desperate Hours," "See How They Run,"
"Dark Of The Moon," "Spirit" StafffCir-
culation Managerb. Smith, Jackie: Wrest-
lerettes, DECA. Smith, Julie: NHS, FCA,
Interact tlnternational Chairmanj, StuCo
fRepresentativej, Tri-M CTreasurerJ,
SAE, Spanish Honor Society, "Mame,"
Girls' Choir, Concert Choir, Varsity Band,
Pep Band, Homecoming Dance Entertain-
ment Committee. Snider, Jeff: "Mame,"
J .V., Varsity Band, Pep Band. SoldanEls,
Monica: J .V., Varsity Track, StuCo QRe-
presentativej, Thespians, Pep Club, AFS,
BBG, Forensics, "Carnival," "See How
They Run," One-Act Play, Junior Prom
Committee, Homecoming Dance Commit-
tee, Courtwarming Dance Committee,
Duet First Place. Soule, Marcia: J .V.
Swimming, FCA, Pep Club, Homecoming
Soph., Junior Attendants, Cheerleader
Warsityj. Spencer, Shelley: Pep Club,
Science Club, BBG, Treble Twelve, Girls,
Choir, Varsity Band, Pep Band. Stamps,
Candy: NHS, StuCo fRepresentativeJ,
NFL, Quill and Scroll QVice Presidentj,
One-Act Play, "Spirit" Staff QFeature's
Columnistj. Stanke, Mark: Soph., J.V.,
Varsity Football CSet School Record for
Most Yards in a gamej, First Team All-
Conference, First Team All-Area, Second
Team All-District, Hon. Mention All-Me-
trot, J.V., Varsity Track, J.V., Varsity
Basketball, FCA, StuCo CRepresentativeJ,
Heritage Dance Soph. Attendant, Who's
Who Sophomore. Steele, John: J.V.
Track, J.V. Cross Country, NHS, FCA,
Quill and Scroll, "Mame," Heritage
Dance King, "Spirit"'Staff fNews Editorj,
Who's Who Junior. Steffes, Laura: Vo-
Tech. Stockdale, Roxanne: Wrestlerettes,
French Club tSecretaryfTreasurerJ, Quill
and Scroll, Heritage Dance Committee,
"Heritage" Staff CCO-Editor Curriculumj.
Stomboly, Richard: Vo-Tech. Stout,
Chris: Menis Choir. Stratton, Dee Ann:
Wrestlerettes, SOO. Summers, Brenda:
StuCo CRepresentativeJ, SOO. Thomas,
Steven: NHS, JETS, Science Club, Span-
ish Club, Chess Club, Wargamers Guild.
Thompson, Gary: Men's Choir. Tomlin,
John: Soph. Football, Soph., J .V., Varsity
Basketball, Lettermanis Club. Tompkins,
Melinda: SOO. Trenary, Ken: J .V., Varsi-
ty Track, LAS, "Image" Staff. Tucker,
Beth: J.V. Basketball, J .V., Varsity Vol-
leyball QCaptain-J.V.J, NHS, StuCo fEx-
ecutive Committeej Treasurer, AFS, Or-
chestra, J.V., Varsity Band, QVice Presi-
dentl, Pep Band. Turnbow, Lauri: DECA.
Turner, Cathy: Spanish Club, Spanish
Honor Society. Umbach, Julie: J .V.
Track, J .V. Basketball, J .V., Varsity Soft-
ball, SAE. Usrey, Brooks: StuCo fRepre-
sentativej. Van Winkle, Melita: J .V., Var-
sity Track C2-mile Relay at Statej, J.V.,
Varsity Basketball, J .V. Volleyball, NHS,
SOO. Vaughan, Randy: Soph., Varsity
Football, Counselor Aide. Wade, Deanna:
French Club, SOO, J.V., Varsity Band,
Pep Band. Warnock, Kim: Science Club,
Spanish Honor Society, "Mame," "Carni-
val," "On Monday Next," Girls' Choir,
Concert Choir, Library Aide. Warren, Ev-
erett: Office Aide, Counselor Aide, Vo-
Tech. Washburn, Susi: FCA, Interact,
Pep Club, StuCo QRepresentativeJ, Presi-
dents' Club, Tickers, French Club fSecre-
"Mame,"AHeritage Dance Junior Atten-
dant, Homecoming Queen, Courtwarming
Sophomore Attendant, Courtwarming
Dance Committee, Starstepper. Water-
house, Jim: Varsity Wrestling, J .V., Varsi-
ty Tennis, J.V. Swimming, NHS, FCA,
Quill and Scroll, Spanish Honor Society,
Sheryl Purrier and Chris Ghaly repre-
sented Truman in the All-State choir and
All-State band, respectively.
Sheryl and Chirs, both seniors, spent
Jan. 17, 18, and 19 at Tan-Tar-A resort
where they participated in the Missouri
Music Educators Association CMMEAJ
convention which sponsored the All-State
Sheryl was picked for the All-State
choir after she made the All-District choir.
Sheryl sang soprano, and she said the 16
people from this district practiced three
days a week for three weeks just after the
"We had to know the music really well
because they tested us over it. If you didn't
know the music, you couldn't go," Sheryl
Heritage Dance Junior Attendant, Heri-
tage Dance Committee, "Heritage" Staff
fManaging Editorj, Outstanding Senior,
Senior Class Officer fVice Presidentj,
Who's Who Senior. Webb, Debbie: J.V.,
Varsity Tennis, Baseball Scorekpeper,
FCA, Interact, StuCo fRepresentativeJ,
Pep Club, AFS, Quill and Scroll, BBG
CPresidentj, "Heritage" Staff CClubs Edi-
tori, Senior Class Officer fTreasurerj, Ju-
nior Class Officer fTreasurerJ. Wescott,
Dixie: Varsity Track: fSecond place Shot
Putj, J .V,, Basketball, Varsity Basketball,
J.V., Varsity Volleyball, FCA, Letter-
man's Club. Wesley, Susan: NHS, Presi-
dents Club, Tickers, NFL fTreasurerJ,
Quill and Scroll, LAS, Spanish Club,
fPresidentJ, Spanish Honor Society,
"Spirit" Staff fCopy Editorj. Weyrauch,
Tammi: Interact, StuCo CRepresentativeJ,
Presidents' Club, Pep Club, AFS, Wrest-
The All-State musicians, Sheryl Purrier and Chris
. ' I
Ghaly, reminisce about their activiitcs at Tan-Tar-A
These two seniors practiced many hours in preparation for the three-da y event on Jan. 17, 18 and 19.
Chris played bassoon, a woodwind in-
strument, and has been playing since his
"I have played bassoon for two to two
and a half years. I've been playing some,
instruments since I was in the fifth grade,"
Chris said. Q
Chris explained why he started with the
"I've always liked the bassoon since I
was a kid, but it never really surfaced that
I liked to play it until tenth grade."
The cost for the three-day convention
was 530. This covered the lodging and in
surance in case someone might be injured
"We paid S30 for the whole weekend
and we had to pay for our own food
lerettes, Quill and Scroll, SCAT, Publica-
tion Dept. fBusiness Managerj, Spanish
Club, BBG, Heritage Dance Soph, Atten-
dant, Heritage Dance Queen, Junior Prom
Dance Committee fHead Chairpersonj,
Mascot, Outstanding Senior, Senior Class
Officer fPresidentJ, Junior Class Officer
fVice Presidentj. Wheeler, Susan: Thespi-
ans, Pep Club, "Carnival," "See How
They Run," "On Monday Next," Girls'
Choir, Student Aide. White, Sherri:
NHS, NAHS, LAS, Science Club, Girls'
Choir, "Image" Staff, NAHS Artist of
the Month. White, Sondra: StuCo fRepre-
sentativej, NAHS, CSecretaryJ, French
Club. Whitworth, Nancy: StuCo CRepre-
sentativej, Pep Club, BBG, Junior Prom
Dance Committee fRefreshmentsJ,
Courtwarming Dance Committee CDeco-
rationsj, Starstepper Disco Committee
fAdvertisingJ, Starstepper fTreasurerQ.
The 1980 Heritage staff would
like to thank the students faculty
and administration of Truman
High School for their coopera
tion We hope that this book will
prove to be a timely reminder of
We would also like to thank the
following people Patty Clayton
Wilcox, Clark: Vo-Tech. Wilcox,
Rhonda: NHS, Spanish Honor Society,
Girls' Choir. Williams, John: J .V., Varsity
Tennis, StuCo CRepresentativeJ, Thespi-
ans, Presidents Club, NFL CPresidentJ,
"Don't Drink The Waterj' "Mame,"
"Carnival," "The Desperate Hoursf' "See
How They Run," "Dark Of the Moon,"
"On Monday Next,", "Star Spangled
Girl," "Where The Buffalo Die," Debate,
One-Act Play. Williams, Steven: J.V.,
Varsity Basketball, J.V., Varsity Tennis
QFourth in Conference-Singlesj. Wilson,
Sherri: SOO. Woods, Lisa: Girls' Glee,
Office Aide. Wyrick, Jan: NHS, Presi-
dents Club, Tickers, Wrestlerettes QCap-
tainj, "Mame," Pat Revue, Treble
Twelve, Girls' Choir CSecretaryJ. Yeager
John McNown American Year
book Company Consultants Ed
Villwock American Yearbook
Company Representative Russell
Foust owner Rolland Studios
I would like to thank my staff
who made this book a reality
Ray Allen Editor
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Girls' Choir Concert Band
Top Group: Front Row: Sheryl Pur-
rier, Rachel Farnham, Gina Aager,
Debbie Driskell, Susan Henks fsecre-
taryl, Lisa Wagner, Brenda Buckley,
Kelly Davidson, Shelley Scranton,
Tammy Chamberland. Second Row:
Sonya Dowell, Judy Simmons, Julie
Smith, Debbie Matthews, Diane Ba-
ker, Deanna Johnson, Sandy Davies,
Silika Tonga, Penny Leath. Third
Row: Jeff Carr, Kim Warnock, Kathy
Huelse, Kathy Brown, Lori Green-
field, Phil Blount, Greg Palmr, Gregg
Lowe, John Farris, Kevin Harmon.
Back Row: Jeff Mentel, Quintin Cok-
ington, Gerald Sloan, Jeff Magel,
Darin Bates, Tim Pfohl Cvice-presi-
dentj, David Bunyard, Mark D. Chap-
man, Jim Bradley. Bottom Group:
Front Row Robin Ellis Kathy
Mackey Becky Fann Kim Howard
Laura Stroud Cindy Beebe Marsha
Kisslmg Clibrarian robe chairmanj
Lisa Welch Cindy Marill Gwen
Freytag Second Row Debbie Shank
Lynnette Jenson Becky Allen Lana
Janson Cheris Payne Mariko Kondo
Sherri DeSelms Glenna Jones Perri
Lynn Blount fpresldentl Dana Cum
mms Third Row Christopher Ghaly
Steve Wmship Alan DeLong Robbie
Larsen Lyn Snowden Denise Black
Laura Miller Cathy Payne Curt
Brsges Phil Bennett Back Row Steve
Canaday Jeff Ellis Steve Dietrich
Jon Carlson Kent Robertson Gary
Jones Jim Carlson Glenn Snowden
Page Crow Tim Jones
Men s Choir
Front Row John Bishop Bob Morlok
Steve Case Jeff Gilbert Lee Christi
na Gary Thompson James Brooks
Kevin Haromn Eddie Gifford Donny
Simons Ron Gumm Second Row
Scott Streed Richard Wilson Jerry
Purvis Chris Button Brian McMil
han Brian Bellamy Jim Jones Dave
Gallagher Jerry Ginn Bill Ru n
Garcia Rob Latimer Ken Brunson
Kevm Starks Terry Boone Gary
Lawrence Randy Greenfield Keith
Burns Bob Olmger Tony Vincent
Kenny Adams Fourth Rov Mark
Ferguson Andy Rlhardson Steve
Jones Gary Jones Tim Jones Rod
Howard Kirk Graham Randy De
Sha Darren Bates Mark Huelse
Top Group: Front Row: Ken Hough,
second chair, bass, Carl Brogdon,
first chair, bass, Jamie Green, ninth
chair, trombone, Pat Fahnestock,
seventh chair, drums, Kevin Shell-
horn, first chair, drums, Steve Walk-
er, sixth chair, trombone, Julie Mur-
phy, second chair, French horn, Neil
Croxton, third chair, French horn,
Alan DeLong, seventh chair, trum-
pet, Brad Pace, fifth chair, trumpet,
Curt Bisges, first chair, trumpet,
Mark Moore, eighth chair, coronet.
Second Row: Mark Schifferdecker,
trumpet, Robbie Makinen, trumpet,
Bart Kesner, fourth chair, trombone,
Russell Clothier, second chair, trom-
bone, Kim Carter, first chair, bari-
tone, Kent Roberson, first chair,
trombone' Greg Warnock fourth
chair French horn Carla Lindgren
first chair French horn Perri Lynn
Blount fifth chair French horn Phil
Blount second chair trumpet Steve
Wmshrp eleventh chair trumpet
Jeff Kuenne tenth chair trumpet
Third Row Jerry Crawford third
chair tuba Stuart Sherman eighth
chair trombone Brett Duncan bar1
tone Jamie Jones trumpet Tim
Knight fifth chair percussion Greg
Anderson seventh chair trombone
Gene Ganson third chair tlmpanl
Steve Canaday fourth chair percus
sion Gerald Sloan second chair
percussion John Friend fifth chair
trombone Keith Goosey third chair
trumpet Jim Carlson third chair
trombone Jon Carlson sixth chair
trumpet Bottom Group Front Row
Leslr Joy fifth chair clarinet Rene
Amadlo sixth chair clarinet April
Noland tenth chair clarinet M1
chele Wright second chair oboe
Brenda Buckley first chair oboe
Gwen Freytag tenth chair flute
Terri Gurney, fourth chair, clarinet,
Carla Manns, fourteenth chair, flute:
Patricia Brener, thirteenth chair,
flute, Tina Jones, twelfth chair,
flute, Debbie Driskell, ninth chair,
flute, Shelley Spencer, eleventh
chair, flute, Cindy Magill, fifth
chair, flute, Nancy Lewis, fourth
chair, flute, Cherise Payne, third
chair, flute, Paule Landes, second
chair, flute, Marsha Kissling, first
chair, flute, Jim Bradley, first chair,
string bass. Second Row: Gary Love,
director, Lana Jenson, eighth chair,
clarinet, Julie Minton, eighth chair,
flute, Julie Kesner, second chair,
clarinet, Michele Clark, fourteenth
chair, clarinet, Dwila Heath, six-
teenth chair, clarinet, Lori Lady,
eleventh chair clarinet' Lisa Welch
second chair bassoon' Christopher
Ghaly first chair bassoon' Todd
Harris first chair alto sax' Linda
Droege second chair alto clarinet'
Jenny Holcomb second chair alto
sax' Randy Bentele fourth chair
alto sax' Julie Smith seventh chair
flute Suzy Mast thirteenth chair
clarinet' Jeff Snider fifteenth chair
clarinet. Third Row Lynnette Jen-
son ninth chair clarinet' David
Lundberg first chair tenor sax' Phil
Bennett first chair clarinet' Eric
Evans second chair tenor sax' Lin-
dle Deming baritone sax' John Tay-
lor baritone sax' Steve Carr first
chair bass clarinet' Mike Carr sec-
ond chair bass clarinet' John Rob-
erts second chair alto sax' Jeanette
Miller first chair alto clarinet'
Kathy Brown sixth chair flute Jeff
Mentel third chair clarinet' Beth
Tucker seventh chair clarinet'
Vicki Schelp twelfth chair clarinet'
Wynette Massey contra-bass clari-
Front Row Dyan Lucero, Natalie
Hautzenrader, Tamika Gxlkey Rob
Hodges Phillip Dunham Second
Row Debbie Bishop Lana
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Aager, Gina 58
Abernathey, Mike 160, 166
Abney, Bill 200
Adair, Adam 186
Adams, Eric 200
Adams, Kelly 186
Adams, Kenny 62
Adams, Robert 200
Adams, Rolland 166
Adams, Slieri 216
Adams, William 166
, Penny 62, 166
Adrales, Lito 186
Ahloe, Sadie 186
AhMu, Melba 166
Ahrens, June 165, 221
Alcox, Tom 42, 147, 186
Alfano, Richard 110, 152, 186
Ali, lntez 158, 186
Allan, Mike 162, 186
Allen, Becky 58, 147, 166
Allen, Doug 124, 125, 216
Allen, Jonell 200
Allen, Janis 153, 200
Allen, Julie 61, 166
Allen Ray 52 53, 154, 166
Allison, Mike 200
Alsup, Larry 200
Alsup, Steve 200
Alter, Lonann 186
Alumbaugh, William 200
Amadio, Rene 65, 150, 166
Amberson, Joe 186
Amos, Dana 186
Baltzell, Tom 187
jianer, John 167
Banks, Kim 167
Barbeck, Ronnie 92, 93, 200
Barbour, Amy 53, 167
Barker, Chris 187
Barnard John 167
Barnes, Lynne 216
Barnes, Susan 135, 187
Barnett, Wilhelmina 156, 216
Barr, Scott 200
Barragan, David 187
Barragan, Tony 200
Barreto, Tony 200
Barreto, Vince 187
Bartels, Benjamin 147, 160, 167
Barton, Joyce 222
Bates, Darren 58, 62, 150, 167
Batterton, Vicki 147, 152, 155, 161, 187
Bay, Donna 167
Beach, Cheri 187
Beach, Theresa 200
Bean, Danny 112
Beard, Julie 187
Beattie, Kelly 123, 200
Beaver, Jill 123, 200
Beaver, Melissa 69, 187
Becerra, Olivia 162 187
Beck, Brenda 50, 135, 154, 167
Beck, Jeff 135, 150, 200
Beck, Melissa 187
Becker, Darrin 150, 200
Beebe, Cynthia 58, 187
Beebe, Joan 223
Bellamy, Brain 62, 167
Bellew, Mark 162, 167
Greg 64, 69, 200
Julie 46 186
Anderson, Julie 166
Anderson King 216
Anderson Lee 93, 200
Anderson, Marc 186
Anderson, Shari 166
Anderson, Terry 186, 189
Anderson, Trisha 25, 34, 69,
Andrews, Bethany 166
Andrews, Cathy 186
Andrews, Cindy 200
Andrews, Doug 166
131, 135, 150, 200
Angotti, Anna 186
Angotti, Kathy 62, 186
Antill, Mary 200
Arnold, Dennis 166
Aronhalt, Jim 229
Ash, Ken 93, 200
Ashmore, Shelli 136, 200
Aslakson, Jim 200
Atagi, Nive 61, 186
Atchley, Rick 166
Atherton, Kevin 186
Bellew, Stephanie 200
Bellvile, Julie 187
Bennett, Phil 58, 65, 67, 119, 136, 147, 159, 160,
Bentele, Kim 16, 133, 167
Bentele, Randy 64, 65, 93, 150, 159, 200
Bergstrand, Mike 200
Berlin, Rick 216
Berridge, Scott 93, 200
Bertoldie, Forest 110, 111, 216
Best, Leighanne 29, 33, 52, 102, 128, 129, 135,
148, 150, 154, 157, 166, 167
Beyer, William 216
Billingsley, Sissy 200
Bilyeu, Allen 187
Biondo, Rachelle 200
Birney, Annette 200
Birney, Bea 167
Bisges, Don 187 1
Bisges, Curtis 50, 58, 64, 65, 147, 153, 157, 167
Bishop, Debbie 62, 200
Bishop, John 62, 187
Black, Denise 58, 152, 187
Black, Jeff 200
Blackburn, Eric 167
Blackwell, Brian 187
Austin, Jeff 126, 150
Austin, Lee 223
Auxier, Jacque 167
Auxier, Perry 200
Ayers, Joy 167
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Bacus, Robert 186
Bailey, LuAnn 156, 187
Bain, Cindy 200
Baker, Dennis 167
Baker, Diane 58, 200
Baker, Dennis 167
Baker, Diane 58, 200
Baker, Jackie 187
Baker, Linda 216
Blaine, Butch 200
Blakeslee, Troy 200
Blankenship, Craig 90, 91, 187, 213
Blankenship, Michelle 19, 135, 200, 209
Blankenship, Mike 200
Blessman, Jenny 135, 136, 200
Bloss, Michael 167
Blount, Perri 26, 56, 58, 65, 67, 69, 136, 151, 15
Blount, Phil 25, 58, 64, 65, 136, 150, 187, 243
Bodenstab, Todd 86, 106, 110, 111, 167
Bodenstab, Tom 200 '
Boeker, Rhonda 187
Bohanon, Angie 99, 123, 187
Bokisvits, Sheila 150, 151, 187
Bonadonna, David 119, 200, 202
Bonadonna, Roseanne 131, 187
Bond, Brad 106, 110, 200
Hnnd, Vince 152 700
Boone, Terry 62, 187
Boone, Wendy 167
Boring, Chrissy 200
Bosso, Marilyn 216
Botkins, Tom 223
Boot, Teresa 147, 167
Bowen, Bob 200
Bowers, Robert 162, 187
Bowman, James 216
Boyd, Paul 187
Boyer, Victor 167
Braby, David 93, 200
Bradford, Jerry 187
Bradley, James 58, 64, 65, 147, 1
Bradley, Teresa 61, 200
Braley, Colin 187
Braley, Louis 216
Bramblett, Susan 155, 167
Branstetter, Erik 200
Brasel, Pam 167
Braun, Chris 200
Breidel, Tina 200
Brener, Patricia 65
Breyfogle, Eric 200
Bridges, Lois 194, 222
Bridges, Missy 200
Briggs, Robert 187
Brisbin, Sherri 200, 206
Brittain, Johnna 167
Brogden, Carl 64, 65, 200
Brogdon, Peggy 61, 69, 150, 167
Brooks, James 62, 167
Brown, Brenda 96, 116, 200
Brown, David 200
Brown, Kathy 58, 65, 147, 187
Michelle 39, 54, 150, 167
Roger 87, 167, 169
ng, Kevin 201
Brimdage, Melissa 167
Bruner, Robert 93, 201
Brunney, Trish 187
Brunon, Ken 62, 201
Bryant, David 187
Buccero, Larry 16, 86, 136, 168
Buck, Mike 187
Buckland, Gerald 20, 21, 157, 168, 225
Buckley, Brenda 58, 65, 149, 155, 161, 187
Buckley, Cindy 161, 201
Bucko, Victor 187
Bullard, Susan 160, 168
Bunch, Cindy 168
Bunyon, Bill 62
Bunyard, David 58
Burasco, Michelle 168, 187
Burgess, Tracy 187
Burnett, Randy 187
Burnett, Scott 90, 187
Burns, Carl 201
Burns, Kathy 168
Burns, Keith 62, 201
Sara 20, 102, 103, 132, 168
Burrus, Danny 201
Burrus, James 50, 159, 161, 168, 174
Burton, Anita 187
Butcher, Cheryl 187
Butcher, Lisa 188
Butler, Jeff 201
Butler, Joe 168
Button, Chris 62, 93, 201
Byrd, Doug 201
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Senior Bruce Gordon will represent not
only Truman but also Missouri in the
Presidential Classroom for Young Ameri-
cans in Washington, D.C. this summer.
"My history teacher, Mr. Scherer, se-
lected me. I sent in an application and was
selected with seven other students to re-
present Missouri," Bruce explained.
The Presidential Classroom Handbook
stated that the Classroom was started in
1968 to "provide a concentrated study of
the United States government to selected
senior high school students through direct
exposure and personal contact with the
institutions and leaders of the nation."
The Classroom sets up seminars and al-
lows students to interview officials, evalu-
ate what they have heard and make a judg-
ment on the democratic system," Bruce
Selections were made by the individual
"Selection to the Classroom is based on
teacher recommendation. Applications
are Sent to the selection board, who then
chooses who goes," Bruce said.
Although there were no specific require-
ments, Angie B. Whitaker, executive di-
rector of the program, suggested that the
student should have a "B" average, be in-
volved in student leadership, be active in
the community and show evidence of a
genuine desire to learn.
The tuition for the Classroom is S300,
which covers a room, transportation with-
in the city, food, curriculum materials,
medical expenses and tickets to special
events. Transportation to and from Wash-
ington is not included.
Bruce summed up his feelings about be-
ing selected for this honor:
"I am looking forward to this enriching
educational and personal experience. I feel
honored to have the opportunity to repre-
sent the state of Missouri, the city of Inde-
pendence and Truman High School in the
Researching information and keeping up with
current events will help Bruce this summer as he
studies the U.S. government in the Presidential
Calvert, Kelli 81, 168
Calvin, Troy 93, 201
Campbell, Chris 201
Campbell, Rhonda 201
Campbell, Roger 188
Campos, Tni 201
Canaday, Stephen 58, 65, 188
Capps, Rhonda 216
Chenweth, Nada 222
Childers, Judy 61, 188
Childress, Danny 201
Christensen, Chris 66, 201
Christensen, Merrily 222
Christina, Jay 188
Christina, Lee 62, 201
Church, Bill 168
Cook, Lawrence 162, 216
Coop, Nancy 169
Cooper, Darlene 222
Copeland, Paula 123, 202
Copenhaver, Garry 202
Cordes, David 90, 106, 110, 111, 136, 188
Cordle, Dan 121, 202
Cordle, Jan 169, 170
Cargyle, Mark 168 Clark, Ada 188
Carlson, James 58, 65, 136, 147, 168 Clark, Brian 87, 168
Carlson, Jerald 58, 147, 201 Clark, Dan 168
Carlson, .lon 50, 51, 58, 65, 136, 154, 168, 174 Clark, Michele 65, 188
Carmichael, Kelly 168 Clark, William 216
Carnes, Lisa 168
Carpenter, Douglas 90, 188
Carr, Jeff 58, 188
Carr, Michael 64, 65, 201
Carr, Steven 64, 65, 147, 188
Carrender, Brett 158, 159, 168
Carroll, Melody 123, 161, 201
Carter, Glenn 147, 188
Carter, Kimberly 64, 65, 168
Cartwright, Chris 123, 201
Carty, Linda 168
Caruthers, Theresa 168
Case, Kendra 168
Case, Kyla 201
Case, Lynne 162, 168
Case, Rusty 188
Case, Steve 62, 201
Casey, Phillip 168
Casselman, Danielle 147, 188
Caton, Jody 201
Cavanaugh, Robert 201
Caviness, Charlotte 151, 188
Cay, Jim 168
Cervantes, Gina 61, 147, 168
Chamberland, Tammy 58, 188
Chambers, Sherri 201
Chamion, Laura 62, 168
Chandler, Mendy 94, 115, 117,
Chapman, Floyd 223
Chapman, Kelly 188
Chapman. Mark 58. 168
Clements, Mary 216
Clemons, Ron 216
Cline, Esther 188
Clinefelter, Beth 61, 188
Corum, Wayne 147, 152, 158, 159, 169
Corzine, Allen 202
Corzine, Tina 188
Coskey, George 216
Cottingham, Reed 150, 159, 169
Cottrell, Jim 169
Coughenour, Lorie 202
Courier, Carol 202
Couzens, Pat 169
Clinkenbeard, Joy 162, 168
Clothier, Russell 65, 159, 201
Clough, Bill 87, 147, 158, 168
Clough, Elizabeth 98, 99, 123, 202
Clow, Marcy 53, 60, 61, 156, 168
Clutter, Shelley 188
Codilla, Narciso 188
Cochran, Pam 80, 81, 169
Cochran, Tom 150, 157, 202
Coffman, Don 83, 216
Cohoon, Cathy 202
Cokingtin, Cliff 147, 157, 188
Cokingtin, Quintin 33, 58, 147, 157, 169
Coleman, Chuck 119, 188
Coleman, Tim 169
Colletti, Denise 169
Colletti, Joe 202
Collins, Jerry 169
Collins, Kevin 202
Comer, Scott 202
Commino, Liz 96, 152, 188
Comstock, Angie 135, 153, 202
Conde, Derek 202
Conde, Dominic 148, 201, 202
Conde, Pepin 193
Connors, Scott 127, 202
Conrad, John 160, 169
Cox, Felicia 61, 69, 188
Cox, Jeff 169
Cox Laura 169
Cox Nancy 202
Cox: Norman 160, 216
, Susan 96, 116, 188
Creger, Amy 153, 155, 161, 188
Craig, Jeff 202
Crain, Debbie 62, 170
Crain, Linda 202
Crawford, Jerry 65, 202
Crew, Jerry 119, 202
, Cheryl 202
Cross, Helen 222
Cross, Mark 202
, Robbin 170
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Croxton, Neil 64, 65, 202
Cummins, Dana 58, 62, 153, 188
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Dacy, Chris 202
Dacy, Melaney 188
Danahy, Ron 188
C0HSCfiPfi0H , l iA : i l l , :
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real ossibilit 1 24 5 ,.,.,. .,.,.
The draft or conscription of young peo- f f 1 I '
ple to join the armed forces has -been a sa p ui 1- I "'A '
Common method Of amassing SIFOHS de- I 5 A Liv I
fensive force. This practice had been com- jfg, ,,-FJ" ff W'
mon-place for the past 30 years. Ifajf, A 'f :fix 5"i5:555 f
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of the draft. Should women be s b' ct to w , Eff? 55555555975 E I,
Junior Teresa McMahon thought wom- ,Qx , m ,E :,g5gE,,5,,.,.5555i:i:" P" " "
en should be:
"If I was drafted, I'd go. But, I don't
think women should be on the front lines. I
see women being more useful in the hospi-
tals and holding non-combat positions."
"I think women should be drafted, espe-
cially if the Equal Rights Amendment is
passed. But definitely not on the front
lines," senior Brooks Usrey said.
Davidson, Edmond 216
Davidson, Kelly 58, 202
Davies, Nan 50, 162
Davies, Sandy 116, 188
Davis, Becky 153
If the draft were reinstated, this would
be the first peace-time draft. There were
many ways the conscription could go. A
mandatory conscription for everyone in a
certain age group. Or a program which
allows for college and other deferments,
this has been the traditional method.
"I think everyone should go: that's the
only fair way. I don't think someone
should not go just because they are going
to go to college," senior Steve Thomas
But, whenever the draft is mentioned,
some say they would flee the country. This
occurred during the Vietnam War when
thousands of draft dodgers fled to Canada.
"I know that I'd go. But, I'll be bitchin'
all the way," senior Eric Holcomb said.
Donahue, Darrin 203
Doney, Joe 203
Donnici, John 188
Donovan, Colleen 155, 188
Donovan, Jerry 93, 203
Davis, Christina 102, 103, 202
Davis Donna 202
Davis Fred 50, 170
Davis, Janet 203
Davis, Laura 135, 203
Davis Mike 170
Davis Rebecca 147, 170
Dooley, Merry 171
Dorsey, Grant 162, 188
Doss, Dianna 203
Doughtry, Tim 203
Dowell Brian 171
Dowell Licia 162, 188
Dowell Lynne 189
Dowell Mike 203
Day, Kathlyn 161, 203
Dehoney, Serena 203
DeLapp, Cathy 170
Delong, Alan 56, 64, 65, 69, 170
Demark, Tom 216
Deming, Lindle 65, 69, 170
Demmit, Alta 222
Dempsey, Nancy 66, 69, 188
Denny, Mark 162, 188
Deschesnes, Tina 203
DeSelms, Jack 74, 160, 216
DeSelms, Sherri 58, 147, 188
DeSha, Randy 62, 170
Deters, Jean 61, 188
Dever, Denise 203
DeYoung, Carolyn 170
DeYoung, Mark 93, 127, 150, 159, 203
Dibble, Kimberly 170
Dickerson, Dwane 203
Dickinson, Robbi 123, 135, 203
Dieckhoff, Teresa 162, 170
Dietrich, Cathy 123, 203
Dietrich, Elaine 162, 170
Dietrich, Steve 58, 188
Dinkel, Tracy 74, 170
Dinsmore, Diana 52, 53, 123, 153, 154, 157, 170
Dinsmore, Donna 123, 132, 135, 157, 188
Dinsmore, Jerry 216
Dishong, Dianna 171
Dishong, Thelma 123, 203
Divers, Debbie 171
Dod. Christie 123, 162. 188
Dowell, Sandy 171
Dowell, Sonya 58, 61, 189
Downey, Gigi 61, 62, 135, 189
Downey, Jamie 135, 189
Drinkwater, William 160, 217
Driskell, Debbie 58, 65, 136, 149, 189
Droege, Linda 65, 189
Drumright, Darrel 158, 189
Drumright, Michelle 203
Duchene, Pat 132, 135, 153, 189
Duckworth, Tammy 61, 132, 186, 189
Duncan, Brett 65, 171
Duncan, Susan 189
Dunham, Phillip 62, 63, 217
Dunn, Glenna 171
DuRee, Michele 189
Durham, Cindy 94, 115, 203
Durnell, Mary 203
Dyson, Steve 171
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Eades, Bobby 121, 203
Earhart, Rich 203
Earnshaw, Chris 189
Earnshaw, Melissa 61, 102, 136, 150, 157, 171
Easley, Tom 189
Ebert, Tammy 189
Ecker, Nancy 122
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Eischen, Lisa 189
Ek, Katherine 61, 147, 152, 55, 158, 160, 161, 189
Ekhart, Rick 226
Eklund, Eric 171
Eklund, Greg 171
Elgin, Karen 203
El-Hosni, Becky 135, 153, 203
Elkins, Larry 90, 189
Ellenberger, Don 189
Elliott, David 112, 203
Ellis, Jeff 42, 58, 149, 189
Ellis, Robin 58, 171
Engeleman, Jim 189
England, Gib 203
Enke, Jr. 21, 151, 160, 171
Enke, Robin 61, 123, 135, 203
Enloe, Eric 203
Epperson, Scott 190
Epple, Christie 152, 171
Esry, Kip 87, 169, 171
Etter, Dayna 203
Evans, Barbara 147, 190
Evans, Debbie 62, 123, 203
Evans, Doug 93, 121, 203
Evans, Eric 65, 190
Evans, Mark 87, 171
Evans, Phyllis 162, 171
Exposito, David 171
Fairchild, Russell 171
Fahnestock, Pat 65, 190
a, Angie 203
Fanara, Teresa 61, 171
Becky 58, 152, 190
Fansher, Danna 190
Fansher, Greg 2, 93, 112, 203
Farnham, Rachel 58, 61, 136,
Farquhar, Donna 190
Farrell, Tina 62, 171
Fan-rw .f'-11-In 151
147, 149, 190
Fenner, Craig 24, 87, 171
Fenner, Jann 123, 203
Feo, Christine 190
Ferguson, Mark 62, 157, 190
Ferree, Shelly 171
Ferree, Stacey 123, 135, 203
Fields, Kevin 93, 203
Figgins, Teresa 190
Firsick, Dan 90
Fitch, Susan 190
Fitzmaurice, Lori 171
Flesner, Jerry 127, 203
Flynn, Bridget 171
Forbis, David 203
Ford, Debbie 203
Ford, Jeff 171
Ford, Jeff 203
Fornelli, Mike 190
Fortner, Mike 66, 93, 203
Foster, Lisa 171
Fox, Greg 190
Franco, Anthony 171
Francis, Fred 203
Francis, Merideth 217
Franklin, Cindy 171
Frazier, Eddie 190
Free, Pamela 222
French, Rhonda 18, 96, 115, 152, 190
French, Rita 203
Freytag, Gwen 27, 58, 61, 150, 151, 171
Freytag, John 217
Friend, John 64, 65, 190
Fuchs, Adolf 161
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Gagliardi, Monte 80, 217
Gaines, Melody 66, 203
Gallagher, Dave 62, 171
Goeres, John 172
Gomez, Vito 191
Gooch, David 87, 172
Gooding, Charles 172, 248
Goodwin, Charby 62, 135, 203
Goold, Gary 172
Goosey, Keith 65, 69, 191
Goosman, Lori 153, 191
Gordon, Bruce 41, 62, 172, 235
Gorden, Carla 203
Gore, Amy 153, 203
Gouldsmith, Ronnie 191
Graham, Kirk 62, 162, 191
Graham, Loraina 203
Graham, Mike 191
Graham, Sheila 62, 204
Graham, Sherry 191
Graham, Susan 123, 191
Graham, Vicky 204
Gran, Jeff 204
Grantham, Linda 217
Graves, Helen 222
Greathouse, Melody 191
Greble, Karen 191
Green, Brenda 62, 191
Green, James 204
Green, James J. 64
Green, Jeff 191
Green, Jim 204
Green, Linda 172
Harmon, Kevin 58, 62, 150, 172, 178
Harms, Cindy 204
Harp, Brian 147, 160, 172
Harper, Kelly 204
Harris, Charles 218
Harris, Janet 61, 152, 191
Harris, Todd 64, 65, 119, 158, 191
Harrison, Douglas 204
Hart, Kenneth 66, 204
Hartley, Mark 204
Hartsell, Tim 172
Harvey, Kelli 172
Haston, Bob 173
Hatcher, Sharon 153, 204
Hatfield, Dianna 173
Hauschel, Jo 191
Hauschel, Lonnie 173
Hautzenrader, Natalie 62, 173
Hawk, Christina 147
Hawk, Joy 173
Hawk, Tina 152, 155, 191
Hawkins, Jennifer 66, 155, 204
Hayner, Kevin 173
Haynes, Linda 191
Haynes, Renee 173
Hayward, Jim 158, 191
Hazelrigg, Ronald 173
Head, Chris 173
Heady, Ann 123, 204
Hearne, Ken 56, 173
Gamble, Roger 124, 160, 190
Greenfield, Lori 58, 59, 123, 15
Greenfield, Randall 62, 172
Greenfield, Rhonda 123, 204
Greenwood, Sharon 50, 172
Greer, Chris 61, 191
Gregath, Deanna 191
Gregath, Scott 172
Gregg, Debbie 62, 191
Gregg, Don 191
Gregory, Teri 191
Gregovich, Lisa 191
Gregovich, Lynn 204
Heath, Dwile 64, 65, 147, 191
Hedges, Kevin 191
Hedlin, Peter 124, 136, 147, 152, 158, 159, 161
Heidbrier, Brian 191
Helmuth, Steve 87, 119, 136, 173
Henderson, Bobby 173
Henderson, Cindy 173
Henderson, Darron 204
Henderson, John 218
Henderson, Kathy 62, 204
Henderson, Kathy 191
Henley, Bob 54, 124, 147, 150, 158, 191
Gannaway, Richard 203
Gannaway, Tammy 203
Griep, Chris 93, 204
Griffin, Danny 204
Hendrix, Shelley 25, 191
Henks, Susan 58, 69, 136, 147, 173
Ganson, Gene 64, 65, 69, 151,
Garcia, Celia 148, 155, 190
Garcia, Demetrio 62, 171
Garland, Larry 203
Garrett, Debbie 147, 153, 155, 171
Garrison, Eva 172
Garrison, Teresa 190
Garrison, Troy 172
Gates, Gina 172
Gauldin, Kevin 190
Gearhart, Lernna 190
Gensler, Kirk 22, 190
Robin 105, 190
Gerdts, Brock 93, 203
Ghaly, Christopher 53, 58, 65,
69, 147, 149, 154,
Giandalia, Sandy 190
Gibbs, Carmen 172
Gibson, Dianna 42, 161, 203
Gibson, Todd 190
Gilges, Kevin 203
Gifford, Eddie 62, 190
Gilbert, Jeff 62, 158, 159, 191
Gilges, Kevin 112, 203
Gilkey, Tamiko 62, 151, 191
Gill, Kim 135, 153, 203
Gimmarro, Patti 172
Ginn, Jerry 62, 172
Given, Paul 203
Goddard, Tracy 191
Godfrey, Dan 203
Godfrey, Pam 172
Godfrey, Tammy 172
Griffith, Linda 217
Grimsley, Walter 12
Griner, David 124, 125, 172
Gross, Bert 119, 191
Gross, Roger 119, 204
Grove, Laurie 135, 204
Grzincic, Connie 172
Guffey, Nathan 204
Gumm, Ron 49, 62, 172
Gurney, Terri 64, 65, 191
Haas, Jennifer 28, 153, 204
Hafner, Abby 172
Hafner, Mark 106, 110, 204
Haitt, Tripp 93, 204
Hales, Chris 172
Halsey, Linda 136, 191
Hamilton, Brad 172
Hamilton, Jon 191
Hammond, Dean 191
Henley, Robert 147
Hepting, Beu 204
Hernandez, Rosanne 204
Herring, evin 90, 191
Hess, Suzanne 61, 204, 244
Hibolon, Teresa 162
Hickert, John 204
Hickert, Melinda 173
High, Kim 204
Hile, Peter 102, 104, 105, 218
Hill, Bobbie 204
Hill, Lisa 123, 135, 204
Hill, Mark 160, 191
Hill, Rick 204
Hill, Sandy 204
Hills, Shane 204
Hirsch, Janice 222
Hobbs, Gregory 204
Hammond, Sheri 61, 123, 132, 135, 172
Hammons, Tish 172
Handley, Jeff 204
Handley, Robert 217
Hanes, Cindy 105, 191
Hanlon, Tracy 123, 152, 191
Hanrahan, Tom 204
Harcharik, Patsy 191
Hardin, Vicki 204
Hardwick, Christi 132, 135, 136,
Hardy, Debbie 66, 161, 204
Harfield, Carla 62, 172
LI-..I..-'L-.. l'i.-n-hall., 101
Hodges, Jennie 62, 204'
Hodges, Monica 135, 204
Hoelscher, Libby 147, 148, 152, 155,
Hoeppner, Mike 192
Hoffine, Margie 204
Hoffman, Janet 153, 204
Hogue, John 204
Holcomb, Eric 20, 87, 88, 174
Holcomb, Jennifer 65, 135, 152, 204
Holdeman, Craig 192
Holderness, Todd 93, 204
Holeman, Laura 62, 192
Holliway, Jane 218
Holloman, Jeana 192
Holloway, Andrew 204
Holloway, Shawn 204
Holm, James 93, 204
Llnlm Vaal-nl I 'IA
Holman, Debbie 204
Holmes, James 112
Holsten, Rene 94, 95, 174
Holwick, Frank 214
Hood, Mark 192
Hood, Vickie 218
Hooper, Carla 192
Hooper, Mike 204
Hopkins, Kim 123, 135, 204
Hopkins, Susan 192
Horn, Tracy 131, 135, 150, 204
Horner, Lisa 132, 135, 152, 192
Horner, Sherrie 192
Hosack, Mike 204
Hotalling, James 204
Hough, Ken 45, 65, 174
Johnson Jimmie 87, 192 Klimt, Eric 79, 175
Johnson Joe 192 Klimt, Kurt 206
Johnson Judy 219 Klinginsmith, Dee 192
Johnson Robert 175 Kluska, Cindy 193
Johnson Russ 175 Kluska, Tim 175
Johnson, Stacey 205 Knapp, Karla 61, 69, 193
Johnson, Steve 93, 205 Knight, Chris 46, 175
Knight, Tim 65, 205, 206
Johnston, Anita 192
Lady, Lori 64, 65, 66, 165, 193
Howard, Brian 93, 204
Howard, Genevieve 218
Howard, Jay 174
Howard, Kim 29, 149, 174
Kim 58, 61, 204
Lori 53, 154, 174
Rod 62, 192
Howe, Jeff 112, 113, 204
Hubbard, Chris 119, 136, 137, 1
Hubble, Floyd 156, 218
Huddle, Michael 174
Huddle, Michele 204
Hudson, Dale 204
Huelse, Kathy 58, 147, 174
Huelse, Mark 62, 112, 204
Hufe, Chris 192
Gary 21, 27, 57, ss,
Jones, Glenna 58, 153, 192
Jones, Jamie 64, 65, 205
Jones, Jim 62
Jones, Joan 219
Jones, Lisa 61, 153, 192
Jones, Mary 62
Jones, Ray 175
Jones, Richard 205
Jones, Scott 192
Jones, Steve 62, 192
Jones, Tim 58, 62, 150, 192
Jones, Tina 64, 65, 153, 175
136, 150, 175
Hulkanen, Randy 204
Huls, Charles 174
Hunter, Aldean 218
Hunter, Larry 205
Hunter, Ricky 174
Huntsinger, Susan 150, 151, 174
Hurd, Michelle 153, 205
Hurst, Denise 153, 156, 174
Hurt, Belinda 192
Hutchinson, Melinda 205
Hutton, Emma 222
Hutton, Regina 192
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Ibarra, Lisa 99, 175
Immer, Joy 61, 69, 192
lnce, Brent 83, 124, 205
Ivey, Ted 175
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Jackson, Gerald 162, 219
Jackson, Jim 175
Jackson, Tina 175
Jacobs, Mike 192
James, Norman 219
Jardine, Jim 205
Jeffers, Jeff 73, 175, 177
Jenkins, Neal 161
Jenkins, Ron 205
Jenkins, Sandra 46, 152, 205
Jenson, Lana 58, 65, 192
Jenson, Lynnette 58, 65, 192
Jenson, Scott 192
Jobe, Alan 192
Johann, Karen 205
Johann, Sharon 192
Jordan, Pam 132, 135, 153, 192
Joseph, Scott 205
Joy, Leslie 64, 65, 69, 123, 135
Justice, John 192
Justice, Patricia 94, 95, 147, 175
Justice, Victoria 175
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Kackley, Vince 205
Kalhorn, Rhea 219
Kallmeier, Linda 205
Kanies, Tim 147, 160, 175
Karas, Debbie 205
Katherman, Beth 69, 153, 192
Katz, Douglas 205
Keeland, Sharon 219
Keene, Robin 175
Keeton, Terry 136, 219
Kehring, Lisa 135, 205
Keightley, Kay 192
Keil, George 205
Keller, Kathy 135, 147, 175
Kelley, Randy 192
Kelley, Shanna 98, 175
Kelly, Carolyn 192
Kelly, Megan 104, 105, 192
Kelsey, Laura 162, 175
Kemp, Catherine 205
Kendall, Linda 153
Kendall, Sarah 205
Knox, Tammy 206
Knox, Troy 82, 93, 121, 206
Kohl, Malinda 162, 193
Kondo, Mariko 31, 58, 135, 136, 175
Koury, Cindy 175
Kraner, Matt 90, 193
Kratz, Dana 66, 116, 206
Kratz, Keith 175
Kratzer, Brett 175
Krim, Jan 176
Kroner, Stacy 128, 176, 182
Kuenne, Jeff 64, 65, 193
Kurtz, Warren 44, 176, 175
Kytle, Karey 116, 206
Kytle, Kelley 53, 154, 176
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Laber, Larry 206
Laber, Sheryl 162, 193
LaBruzzo, Jacque 53, 123, 154, 157
Lafferty, Matt 193
Laffoon, Ricky 62, 193
Laffoon, Vicky 193
Lance, Ryan 206
Landes, Paul 121, 193
Landes, Paula 64, 65, 147, 149, 153 156 176
Langton, Penny 132, 133, 135, 136 150 193
Larkins, Tom 87, 176
Larsen, Robbie 152, 161, 176
Larsen, Sherri 176
Lathrop, Carl 93, 206
Latimer, Rob 151, 193
Latimer, Robin 193
Lavis, Karla 132, 135, 193
Lavis, Kim 135, 153, 157, 206
Lawrence, Gary 176
Lawrence, Jeff 176
Lazenby, Jill 162, 193
Leaf, Shirley 222
Leath, Penny 58, 69, 155, 193
LeCount, Jennifer 176
Leeper, Patricia 176
Leonard, Richard 206
Leonard, Therese 176
Kennedy, Josh 192
Kennedy, Sam 205
Kenworthy, Amber 62, 155, 192
Kercher, David 175
Kerley, Cynthia 135, 157, 205
Kerr, Daren 136, 150, 219
Kesner, Barton 65, 205
Lester, David 206
LeVota, Greg 176
Lewis, Ben 176
Lewis, Cindy E. 193
Lewis, Nancy 65, 193
Lewis, Nancy 219
Lewis, William 176
, Al 87, 175
Johnson, Andy 192
Johnson, Angie 192
Johnson, Beverly 222
Johnson, Brent 205
Johnson, Deanna 58, 132, 192
Kesner, Julie 33, 50, 65, 147, 157, 175
Ketchum, Mark 175
Key, Deanna 53, 175
Kiefer, Linda 219
Kilgore, Pam 205
Kilgore, Sheila 175
Kim, Chong 136, 150, 153, 155, 156, 206
Kim, Tony 192
Kincaid, Janice 53, 175
Kincaid, Larry 162, 192
King, Marilyn 219
King, Russell 206
Kinne, Brian 121, 206
Kirkman, Cindy 52, 53, 147, 154, 175
Kirkpatrick, Sherry 206
Kissling, Marsha 58, 64, 65, 69, 136, 1
Klaassen, David 206, 210
Lierman, Richard 66, 206
Light, Susan 61, 206
Likely, Tommi 131, 153
Lilly, Becki 193
Lindgren, Carla 65, 206
Lindsey, Susi 61, 116, 186, 193
Linhardt, Lisa 147, 152, 155, 194
Linson, Steve 150, 176
Linville, Tracie 128, 135, 194
Lion, Jeffery 176
Lippe, David 194
Lippe, Elsie 222
Lipps, Leslie 61, 162, 194
Lipps, Ron 87, 176
Little, Ron 206
Little, Steve 194
Locascio, Julie 194
When sophomore Wayne McDowell
transferred to Truman, he adjusted to not
only a new school but also to a new coun-
"The language is the same, but there are
a lot of other things that are different,"
Wayne and his family moved from Can-
berra, the capital of Australia on Christ-
mas Eve. They came to the United States
so Wayne's father could study to aid his
career. When Wayne found he had to
move, he said he wasn't happy about it:
"I really didn't want to move and leave
all my friends behind," he said. "They
gave me three parties before I left."
Although Wayne didn't want to leave,
he said it hasn't been hard to adjust to
Truman even though some things are dif-
"The people here are really friendly, but
I have to repeat myself all the time be-
cause of my accent which people find hard
to understand. Also, the school here is
much bigger than the one I went to which
only had 150 people," he said.
If Wayne hadn't transferred, he would
have been in his last year of high school
because in his Australian school, high
school was from seventh to tenth grades
and college was from eleventh to twelfth.
Even though the school was smaller,
Wayne said the work was much harder,
but "no one bothered with homework."
"I really freaked out the first time I rode
in a car, because Americans drive on the
wrong side of the road and the cars are
bigger and the gas is cheap here," he said.
Wayne said the United States isn't all
he thought it would be and he misses Aus-
tralia, but there is one thing that he
"The girls here are much prettier even
though they wear too much make-up," he
added ith a smile.
States, he said the weather was a lot colder than
in Australia. He also had to adjust to having
1,700 students in Truman, compared to 150 in his
Logan, Gary 79
Longwith, Esther 57, 132, 133, 135, 176
Love, Gary 64, 65, 66, 69, 119
Lowderman, Bryan 127, 194
Lowe, Christy 206
Lowe, Greg 58, 90, 151, 194
Lowe, Renee 61, 96
Lucas, Julie 61, 135, 206
Lucero, DyAn 62, 162, 194
Lundberg, David 65, 194
Lundy, Christine 176
Lundy, Kathleen 194
Luttrell, Brian 194
Luttrell, Rohn 176
Lyday, Earle 176
Lyon, Brad 25, 112, 206
Lyon, Julie 131, 194
Lyons, Louise 219
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Mack, Colleen 219
Mackey, Kathy 58, 136, 176
Mackey, Ron 206
Macrae, Patricia 176
Maddox, Robin 194
Maddox, Mike 206
Magee, Ann 176
Magel, Jeff 58, 106, 136, 194
Magill, Cindy 58, 64, 65, 136, 206
Magruder, Lisa 153, 194
Maher, Ray 219
Major, Connie 194
Makinen, Mike 194
Makinen, Patti 135, 147, 176
Makinen, Robbie 65, 93, 207
Mallow, Kreg 87, 176
Malone, Evon 222
Maloney, Cyndi 147, 194
Maloney, Jacque 176
Maloney, Joe 93, 207
Malott, Janice 219
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Mandacina, Joe 207
Mann, Paul 106, 147, 176
Manns, Carla 62, 64, 65, 162, 194
Mansfield, Rick 54, 159
Mansfields, Damon 150
Mansfield, William 194
Manuel, Marian 219
Markham, David 87, 136, 176
Markham, Kathy 123, 132, 135, 153, 194
Martin, Michelle 194
Martin, Russell 207
Martinez., Adrian 176
Martinez, Julie 207
Massey, Wynetta 65, 96, 150, 207
Mast, Syzanne 65, 20 7
Matson, Kevin 207
Matthews, Debbie 26, 27, 53, 56, 58, 94, 136, 151,
Matthews, Mark 207
Maxwell, Marilyn 177
Mayden, Ginna 123, 135, 207
Mayer, John 194
Mayse, Dana 66, 207
McArthur, Bryan 69, 207
McArthur, Burton 177
McCarney, Lisa 62, 207
McClain, Karen 24, 62, 123, 177
McClain, Paul 127, 207
McClellan, David 194
McCloud, Kelly 194
McClure, David 160, 177
McCollum, Delorse 66, 207
McConnell, Jan 177
McCormick, Julia 153
McCoy, Brenda 207
McCulley, Greg 207
McDaniel, Robert 177
McDowall, Wayne 239
McGee, Dan 21, 50, 54, 135, 147, 150, 151, 154,
McGee, Steve 118, 119, 195
McGinness, Caren 207
McGovern, Mary 219
McHenry, Bob 219
Mc!-Ienrv. Cvnthia 61. 131. 135. 207
McMahon, Teresa 28, 61, 80, 81, 102, 123, 136,
147, 152, 195
McMilian, Brian 62, 195
McPherson, Ken 207
McQuinn, Michelle 135, 150, 207
McVay, Sharon 207
Medlin, Marc 207
Meek, Johnny 195
Meier, Carla 136, 207
Meier, Julie 150, 207
Mendicki, Lynne 123, 207
Mental, Jeff 53, 58, 65, 147, 154, 177
Mercado, Eric 207
Merrell, Laura 69, 207
Messina, Robin 195
Meyer, Doug 195
Meyer, Johnna 94, 135, 135, 195
Meyer, Lori 207
Meyers, Tod 87, 119, 177
Milford, Belinda 195
Milholland, Jodi 207
Miller, Bill 195
Miller, Bob 148
Miller, Janice 195
Miller, Jeanette 61, 65, 195
Miller, Julie 177
Miller, Kevin 93, 207
Miller, Larry 207
Miller, Laura 58, 66, 155, 207
Miller, Melissa 50, 51, 147, 154, 177
Miller Robert 207
Miller, Robin 162, 177
Miller, Sabrina 29, 132, 135, 177
Miller,'Sherri 96, 115, 117, 207
Millershultz, Jim 207
Mills, Linda 178
Milliron, Steve 195
Milliron, Troy 177
Milstead, Denise 69, 195
Milum, Dianna 207
Minnis, Pam 178
Minthorn, Laura 123, 147, 152, 195
Minton, Dale 195
Minton, Julie 50, 65, 147, 157, 178
Mitchell. Brian 127, 207
at rebuilt hall
Without much help from Roadmaster,
the group opening for Rush, the crowd was
already psyched up for the first concert in
the "rebuilt" Kemper Arena-Concert
"As loud as Rush was, I am surprised
that the walls didn't come tumbling down
again," senior Lindle Swan said.
Some didn't think of the previous mis-
fortune at all:
"I didn't even think about or remember
the roof falling in before, during or after
the concert," senior Karen Reed said.
"But then again - I barely remembered
Though the thought of the past tragedy
at Kemper may not have affected every-
one, other things did:
Mitchell, Jeanne 162, 178
Mitchell, John 195
Mitchell, Lisa 178
Mitchell, Paula 131, 135, 153, 207
Miyamoto, Cathy 207
Mizer, Kathleen 61, 178
Molt, Camilla 207
Monaco, John 85, 90, 195, 247
After the roof at Kemper Arena collapsed last June, Ruslz was the first concert to be scheduled on Feb 27.
"They played about 20 songs. Not very
many groups play that much. I thought the
screen was really excellent, also," junior
David McClellan said.
The concert provided even more proof
that the refurnished arena is safe:
"If anything could have caved the ceil-
ing, it would have been that loud drum
solo by Neil Peart during 'In the Mood'.
That totally kicked 'A," senior Eric Hol-
Negaard, Doris 219
Negaard, Kerri 147, 153, 179
Nelson, Charles 219
Nelson, Curtis 106, 110, 207
Nelson, Terri 195
Nesbitt, Edward 207
Netherton, Angie 207
Netherton, Greg 179
Many people didn't care about any-
"If something would have happened and
Kemper would have collapsed, I don't
think many people would have even cared
that night. Even the ones that did care
were probably too cooked to escape,"
sophomore Scott Berridge concluded.
Pace, Brad 55, 65, 150, 153, 179
Pace, Scott 208
Pack, James 223
Pagel, Carrie 195 ' V -
Palmer, Greg 58, 7 t ,
Palmer, Robin 1. I I
Paris, Dan 155 ' I
Paris, Jeff 179 T' qt. P 'mt , 1' iff-3,
Monahan, Erin 178
Moon, Scott 78, 178
Moore Beth 73, 195
Moore Bob 222
Moore, Cindy 195
Moore, Ginger 207
Moore, Jerry 157
Moore Keith 78, 87, 119, 178
Mark 65, 147, 158, 159, 195
Mora, ,Rose 62, 178
Morain, Darlene 207
Morerod, Troy 119
Newport, Susan 179
Nicholson, Jason 207
Nido, Milly 99, 179
Noland, April 61, 64, 65, 195
Noland, Doug 179
Noland, Holly 61, 66, 105, 207
Norfleet, Mitchell 195
Norris, Emelie 50, 61, 147, 152,
Norris, Randy 179
Norris, Rhonda 207
Parker, Emily 208 I
Parker, Lori 208 '
Parker, Shari 135, 208 ,
Parker, Todd 64, 208
Parks, Daniel 208
Parks, Doug 208
Parks, Leroy 223
Parrish, Deadie 208
Parrish, Donny 179
Parrish, John 162, 195
Parsons, Gary 179
Passantino, Ross 179
Morerod, Zane 121, 207
Morgan, Todd 162, 195
Morley, Karey 19, 140, 153, 156, 169, 178
Morlok, Bob 207
Morris, Chris 178
Morris, Robert 112, 207
Morse, Lori 62, 123, 151, 178
Mueller, Susanne 163, 178
Mull, Susan 178
Murdock, Richard 106, 109, 179
Murphy, Cathy 66, 153, 207
Murphy, Jean 163, 179
Murphy, Julie 64, 147, 153, 155, 195
Murphy, Kevin 93, 207
Murray, James 207
Murray, Ray 147, 150, 158, 159, 179
Myers, Angie 132, 179
Myers, Angie 163
Myers, Bret 207
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Nash, Lisa 128, 135, 150, 195
Oakes, Cynthia 179
O'Benar, Jacqie 195
O'Dell, Luana 62, 179
Odom, Carolyn 179
Ogle, Elaine 195
Ogle, Terry 179
Oldham, Don 207
Olinger, Bob 62, 195
Oliver, Charlotte 61
O'Neill, Tim 207
Organ, Shelly 207
Orlando, Louis 20, 87, 119, 136, 152, 179
Orlando, Tony 215
Ormsbee, Dawnetta 208
Orwick, Patty 195
Osborne, Robert 90, 195
Owens, Lesa' 53, 179
Owens, Martha 219
Oyler, Brad 208
Oyler, Cynthia 61, 179
Patterson, Dawn 208
Patton, Kelly 208
Patton, Polly 179
Pauk, Roger 91, 92, 219
Paul, Gary 195
Paxton, Barbara 140, 150, 195
Payne, Cathy 58, 147, 148, 179
Payne, Cherise 58, 65, 208
Payne, Deborah 162
Payton, Gina 208
Payton, Kip 179
Pearl, Dennis 195
Pelletier, Bill 208
Pelletier, Diane 179
Pence, Ronald 106, 110, 208
Pendleton, Lisa 208
Pennel, Cheri 208
Pennell, Lana 62
Pennington, Lisa 153, 154, 195
Perkins, Marsha 195
Peters, Jerry 124, 179
Peters, Wendy 123, 208
Peterson, Lori 147, 152, 157, 179
Peterson, Patrick 179
Petet, Patty 61, 69, 99, 123, 195
Phelps, Laurie 123, 208
Phillips, Glen 179
Phillips, Julie 132, 135, 179
Philpott, Cheryl 195
Philpott, Laura 147, 153, 155, 195
Piedimonte, Lisa 153, 156, 179
Pier, Melody 62, 195
Pierce, Angie 123, 208
Pierce, Dwain 180
Pierpoint, Kirk 136, 180
Pierpoint, Laurie 128, 135, 195
Reddell, Jim 208
Reddell, Sonya 208
Redman, Kim 196
Reed, Janet 221, 215
Reed, Karen 162, 180
Reed, Kathy 32, 52, 53, 128, 13
Reed, Tracy 104, 105, 123, 208
Reid, Anne 208
Rellihan, Phil 208
Remington, Robin 196
5, 147, 148, 154,
Sapp, Carole 114, 220
Sappenfield, Jeannie 208
Sappenfield, Judy 208
Sartain, Tony 196
Sartain, Sheila 208
Sartain, Stacy 116, 196
Saunders, Betsy 62, 209
Scardino, Donny 196
Scarlett, John 209
Schaefer, Amalia 223
Scharig, Jeff 87, 124, 181
Pierson, Shari 147, 180
Piker, Dana 122, 123, 208, 135
Pilgrim, Darin 180
Pimblott, Ginger 61, 66, 162, 195
Pine, Peggy 195
Pinson, Jana 195
Pittman, David 208
Plain, Nancy 208
Plake, Steve 208
Plaster, Jana 61, 180
Plate, Steve 93
Ploeger, Donnie 208
Ploegcr, Jana 53, 180
Poindexter, Dana 208
Polacek, Kent 196
Pollard, Jim 112, 208
Renfrow, Donald 196
Resch, Tammy 180
Reyburn, Darla 208
Reyes, Lisa 196
Reynolds, Barbi 62, 80, 180
Reynolds, Debbie 147, 163, 180
Rhellihan, Phil 93
Rice, Carrie 180
Rice, Casilda 152, 220
Rice, Jolene 180
Rice, Patrick 196
Rice, Teresa 147, 155, 196
Richardson Andy 62, 196
Richardson, Jeannie 180
Richardson, Margaret 196
Pollock, Lynnie 196
Pool, Shelia 220
Popplewell, Brenda 196
Popplewell, Tina 180
Porter, Faith 220
Porter, Jenny 208'
Porter, Lynne 180
Porter, Mike 86, 87, 118, 119, 136, 180
Poteet, EvaLou 222
Porteriield, Denise 180
Post, Nancy 180
Potter, Angela 180 ' '
Powell, Dana 180 Q, A
Powers, Steve 208 V V f
Pratt Noelle 49 61 1964 'f
Presley, Cynthia 161, 18Q'yC77
Presley, Daniel 208. ft?"
Presnell, Micllbll 41, 180
Preston, Sheila 196
Proctor, Bob 180
Pruetting, Mike 208
Pqplley, Abby 150, 196
Purrier, Sheryl 58, 148, 153, 180, 232
Pursley, Mary 223
Purvis, Jerry 62
Pyle, Marcy 50, 147, 154, 180
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Quaintance, Debbie 196
Queener, Denise 180
Quick, Bonnie 196
Quick, Scott 208
Quinn, Pat 180 '
Quinn, Stacey 208
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Rabideau, Julie 155, 208
Raga, Jennifer 180
Ragner, Leslie 196
Rago, Mike 196
Ragsdale, Dana 62, 123, 196
Ragusa, Theresa 222
Railford, Robin 196
Randolph, Cindy 208
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Richey, John 90, 196
Richey, Tammy 162, 180
Ricketson, Jeff 208
Richey, David 150, 159, 196
Ridell, Sonja 116
Ridings, Sue 220
Rife, Lisa 208
Riffe, Paul 196
Riley, Renee 162, 196
Riley, Robin 180
Rinello, Angie 208
Rinehart, Bradley 180
Ring, Janice 151, 180
Risinger, Carmen 196
Ritchie, Lee 208
Ritter, Kirk 66, 208
Roach, Chris 181
Roach, Stacy 135, 153, 208
Roark, Tammie 196
Roberson, Kent 33, 58, 64, 65, 147, 148, 157, 181
Roberts, Brent 196
Roberts, John 64, 65, 153, 181
Robertson, Brian 196
Robertson, Doneta 220
Robinette, Lisa 208
Robinson, Cheryl 181
Robinson, Mary 220
Rodak, Paula 153, 208
Rogers, Jimmy 208
Romstad, Mike 196
Roscoe, Skip 181
Rose, Jennifer 208
Rose, Todd 93, 208
Rowley, Kim 162, 181
Rubick, Tracy 132, 135, 153, 157, 181
Runyon, Bill 62
Rupe, Lori 181
Ruse, Doug 90, 91
Russell, Donnie 208
Russell, Sherri 53, 181
Rustin, Ellen 123, 208
Rutherford, Jim 196
Royken, Fred 196
Rynearson, Jeff 181
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Sagle, Gina 196
Salzar, Tony 152, 196
Saluto, Debbie 61. 196
Schelp, Natalie 20
Scherer, Mark 41, 220
Schifferdecker, Mark 65, 209
Schimidt, Jennifer 66, 83, 209
Schmidt, Kim 66, 181
Schmitt, Kurtis 196
Schumacher, Angie 94, 115, 147,
Schwartz, Greg 53, 154, 181
Scott, David 196
Scott, Robin 106, 136, 182
Scott, Tim 87, 124, 182
Scranton, Shelley 58, 61, 196
Scranton, Susan 61, 69, 209
Sealy, Morris 53, 136, 148, 182
Sears, Martha Jane 220
Seiwald, Rosemary 66, 209
Sell, Gary 20, 53, 56, 87, 154, 182
Sensimelia, Rob 162
Serig, Craig 182
Sexton, Mary 223
Sexton, Todd 209
Shackelford, Sally 182
Shakespeare, Bobbi 152, 182
Shane, Tracy 182
Shank, Debbie 49, 58, 61, 182
Sharker, Scott 100, 127
Sharp, Audrey 209
Sharp, Cindy 62, 182
Sheets, Shandra 209
Shellhorn, Kevin 64, 65, 196
Shelley, Kary 182
Schelp, Vicki 64, 65, 140, 153, 154, 181
Shepherd, Alec 93, 159, 209
Shepherd, Claudia 53, 140, 143, 182, 231
Sherman, Jill 96, 136, 209
Sherman, Stuart 50, 56, 69, 135, 182
Shields, Becerly 182
Shinabarger, Bruce 196
Shinn, John 220
Shissler, Theresa 61, 182
Shockley, Mendy 62, 196
Shockley, David 196
Shoemaker, Dana 2, 96, 209
Short, Wesley 196
Shouse, Tonie 62, 197
Shreckengaust, Elissa 136, 147, 197
Shuler, Donna 220
Shoemaker, Dana 2
Sieg, Stacey 183
Sievers, Lori 19, 94, 183
Sigman, Scott 66, 209
Simmons, Edward 90, 197
Simmons, Janis 220
Simmons, Judy 58, 147, 183
Simmons, Rebecca 209
Simons, Donny 62, 197
Simpson, Sandovar 53, 154, 183
Simpson, Scott 152, 197
Sims, Diana 135, 157, 209
Sinclair, Mendy 135, 209
Skaggs, Pat 209
Skinner, Brian 183
Skinner, Kevin 209
Skinner, Richard 197
Skoch, Shelly 94, 115, 147, 183
Slade, Tom 209
Slaybaugh, Lori 61, 135, 197
Sloan, Gerold 58, 64, 65, 178, 197
Sloane, Betty 183
Slusher, Bob 183
Smith, Connie 50, 151, 183
Smith, Debra 220
Smith, Jackie 183
Smith, Julia 58, 59, 64, 65, 136, 147,
156, 157, 183
Smith, Kim 123, 135, 153, 209
Smith, Laurie 153, 209
Smith, Lyndia 209
Smith, Mike 209
Smith, Tammy 197
Smith, Tammy 134, 209
Smith, Terry 209
Smith, Todd 183
Smothers, Stacey 210
Snider, Deanna 66, 135, 210
Snider, Jeff 64, 65, 183
Snider, Sam 121
Snowden, Clay 214
Snowden, Glenn 58, 150, 151, 197
Snowden, Lyn 58, 101, 197
Snyder, Ann 105, 210
Snyder, Sam 210
Soldanels, Monica 183
Soule, Marcia 128, 129, 183
Soulis, Dennis 183
South, Jim 210
Spencer, Kevin 197
Spencer, Shelly 61, 65, 183
Sperry, Jan 150, 210
Spielbush, Frances 222
Spien, Kent 210
Spires, Ken 110, 113
Spratt, Jerry 106, 107, 136, 197
Spry, Barry 197 A
Squibb, Laurie 197
Srader, Ronnie 197
Staatz, Joyce 22
Staatz, Sheri 162, 197
Stamps, Candy 50, 54, 150, 154, 183
Standley, Neil 39, 158, 220
Stanke, Mark 87, 183
Stanke, Tani 19, 96, 150, 201, 210
Stanley, Scott 197
Starks, Kevin 62
Staugger, Sylvia 210
Steele, Jim 210
Steele, John 24, 32, 50, 136, 147, 154,
Steffes, Laura 183
Steinman, Carmen 96, 116, 210
Stephens, Brian 197
Stephens, Rex 108, 220
Stewart, Buell 220
Stewart, Steve 183
Still, Mike 197
Stinnett, Denise 183
Stockdale, Roxanne 53, 153, 154, 183
Stomboly, Lisa 210
Stomboly, Richard 183
Storms, Jeff 197
Stout, Chris 183
Stowers, Glenda 210
Strait, Lorretta 198
Stratton, DeeAnn 183
Streed, Scott 62, 210
Joyce, Strohm 198
Stroud, Laura 58, 147, 198
Stroup, Kevin 112, 113, 210
Stuart, Debbie 198
Sturgess, Doug 198
Stussy, LaLysa 183
Stuy, Jan 30
Sullivan, Andrea 148, 182, 183
Sullivan, Lori 69, 135, 153, 210
Summers, Beth 198
Summers, Brenda 183
Sunderland, Ann 153, 220
Sutherland, Marcus 210
Sutton, Lisa 135, 153, 210
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Talbott, James 88
Tally, David 210
Tally, Kelly 198
Tatom, Sheila 148, 210
Taylor, Gordon 198
Taylor, John 65, 210
Taylor, Lisa 183
Temple, Lisa 135, 210
Testerman, Kathy 198
Theen, Robin 62
Thomas, Brett 198
Thomas, Darin 183
Thomas, Lisa 198
Thomas, Steven 147, 183
Gary 62, 183
Thompson, Harold 220
Thompson, Mike 198
Thompson, Sharon 220
Thompson, Tara 210
Thornton, Cindy 220
Thornton, Adrienne 210
Thorpe, Troy 198
Titus, David 93, 210
Todd, Troy 198
Tomlin, John 106, 107, 108, 10
Tompkins, Melinda 163, 184
Toner, Debbie 210
Toner, Linda 198
Tonga, Silika 211
Tonga, Tamasita 58, 123, 198
Tracy, Shelly 184
Trader, Tim 211
Trenary, Ken 155, 184
Trenary, Tim 198
Trotta, Susie 198
Trusty, Kim 211
Tucker, Beth 65, 69, 140, 147,
Tucker, Kathleen 220
Tucker, Kris 135, 211
Turley 162, 198
Turley, Rodney 211
Turnbow, Lauri 162, 184
Turner, Cathy 152, 184
Turner, Karen 61, 198
Turner, Tammy 198
Tweedy, David 211
Tweedy, Tammy 198
Twente, Diann 198
Umbach, Julie 61, 184
Umbarger, Roger 44, 198
Umsted, Lori 211
Usrey, Brooks 184
Usrey, Mark 211
Usrey, Monica 135
Van Artsdalen, Tammie 184
Van Compemolle, Mark 211
Van Meter, Shelley 123, 211
Vanry, Vicki 69
Van Tassel, Jane 123, 211
VanVelson, Gary 184
9, 136, 184
Van Winkle, Melita 147, 163, 184
Vaughan, Randy 73, 87, 184
Vaughan, Steve 211
Vaughn, Darla 96, 136, 198
Vaughn, James 198
Vincent, Anthony 62, 136, 147, 152, 155, 158,
Vinson, Kim 62, 199
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Waddell, John 199
Wade, Deanna 163, 184
Waggener, Lana 62, 211
Waggener, Penny 94, 114, 115, 147, 152, 199
Waggener, Rick 101, 126, 127, 211
Wagner, Jane 61, 199
Wagner, Lisa 58, 211
Wahrenbrock, Shelli 131, 135, 211
Wahwoetten, Malvin 199
Waisner, Kristy 169, 184, 211
Waldon, Renee 184
Walker, Angelia 61, 211
Walker, Bryan 184
Walker, Julie 96, 115, 199
Walker, Steve 65, 100, 121, 211
Walkinshaw, Pat 199
Lucy 62, 123
Wallenberg, Mike 184
Walsh, Joel 74, 90, 199
Walter, Sandra 123, 211
Warnock, Gerdgory 65, 199
Warnock, Kim 58, 152, 184
Warren, Everett 184
Washburn,Susan 19, 132, 135, 136, 153, 184
Waterhouse, Jim 33, 34, 52, 53, 147, 152, 154,
166, 174, 184
Waterhouse, Katie 130, 135, 157, 186, 199
Watkins, Diana 199
Watkins, Scott 121, 199
Watts, Terri 61, 199
Webb, Debbie 53, 102, 103, 136, 154, 166, 184
Webb, Donna 211
Webb, Emily 199
Weber, Mike 184
Weddington, Susan 123, 211
Wehmeyer, Kim 211
Welch, Lisa 58, 65, 136, 211
Weld, Amy 136, 199
Wells, Cheryl 199
Welsh, Dean 121, 211
Welsh, Jon 199
Welsh, Terri 62, 199
Wescott, Dixie 94, 115, 184
Wesley, Mary 211
Wesley, Susan 50, 147, 152, 154, 184
West, Rhonda 211
Weyrauch, Tammi 24, 30, 32, 33, 53, 131, 135,
157, 166, 184
Wheeldon, Robert 211
Wheeler, Anita 211
Wheeler: Dennis 199
Wheeler, Jeff 211
White, Charles 220
White, Greg 184
White, Leslie 44, 45, 147, 199
White, Mike 199
White, Sherri 61, 147, 148, 184
White, Sondra 148, 153, 184
White, Tom 199
White, Tracy 211
Whiteaker, Danny 184
Whitmore, Brenda 199
Brenda 162, 199
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in music, faith
While Perri Blount hits her brother
Phil, he laughs, not because he is being
spiteful, but from his joke about their
"We used to sing in the car when we
were little," junior Phil joked. "But now
we sound pretty good together, especially
since my voice has changed?
Perri and Phil's musical abilities come
-from their father.
"Our dad is the one who got us started,"
senior Perri said. "He's a gospel singer and
has made two albums. He never really
pushed it on to us, though. Phil and I
would sing together and then it just sort of
Perri and Phil both sing and play instru-
ments. Perri plays the French horn and
piano and Phil plays the trumpet, piano
and guitar. At Truman, both participated
in Concert Choir, Trutones and Varsity
Band. Perri also played the lead in the
spring musical "Mame" while her brother
sang in the chorus and had a speaking
"I love to perform," Perri said. "I get a
really special feeling on stage. I wanted to
express my talent and 'Mame' gave me a
chance to do it."
Another activity in which Perri and Phil
participated and founded was a group
called Sonshine. This group was also com-
prised of seniors John Farris and Darren
Bates. As a group, Sonshine gave concerts
at area churches.
"I think we first picked music up be-
cause we liked it," Perri explained. "Then,
when we got better musically and got
stronger in our faith, we decided to turn it
over to the Lord."
"We sing contemporary music," Phil
said. "We sing at churches and do concerts
at churches. The group has only done two
concerts so far, but we have scheduled a
Music allows Perri and Phil Blount to express
their talent and religious faith in a group they
formed called Sonshine, which performs at local
Wicker, Ken 93, 211
Wilckens, Scott 199
Wilcox, Clark 184
Wilcox, Rhonda 61, l47,,152, 184
Wilcox, Bill 211
Wilcox, Linda 211
Wiley, Leslie 123, 211
Wilkinson, John 220
Wilkinson, John 211
Williams, Andy 106, 110
Williams, Donald 92, 93, 211
Williams, Gail 213
Williams, John 199
Williams Kim 62 162 199
Wilson, Stephanie 61, 211
Wilson, Steve 199
Wingo, John 106, 109, 185
Wingo, Sheryl 211
Winship, Paige 136, 211
Winship, Steve 58, 65, 211
Winslow, Catherine 211
Wiser, David 199
Wiser, John 211
Witcher, Allison 116, 199
1 Witham, Dana 153, 211
Witham, Darin 158, 185
Witthar, Sherri 199
Witthar, Theresa 135, 153, 211
Wyzard, Donald 66
winiamsi Rick 19,9 ' r E
Williams, Robert 211
Williams Steve 106 108 185
Worford, Jean 211
Wood, David 211
Wood, Jim 121, 159, 211
Williams John 22 150 151 1 E
Williamson John 90 91 199
Williamson, Susie 211
Wilson, Danny 185
Wilson, Kelly 185
Wood, Pam 123, 211
Woods, Alan 199
Woods, Lisa 185
Woods, Rebecca 199
Woods, Steve 199
Williamson: Susan 2ll Y ,S E
Wilson, Marcy 199
Wilson, Mike 185
Worden, Denise 185
Wright, Michele 65, 135, 153, 211
wilson Richard 41, sz, 16,Q1997 Q?
Wilson: Sarah 62
Wilson, Sherri 185 se
Wright, Ronnie 199
Wynn, Karen 199
Wyrick, Jan 49, 61, 123, 247, 185
Yahne, Kendra 123, 211
Yahne, Kevin 199
Yeager, Bob 199
Yeager, Lynn 211
Yeager, Susan 61, 185
Yearout, Sharon 199
Young, Jack 211
Young, Judy 185
Young, Robert 185
Young, Susan 130, 135, 150, 211
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Zapien, Margaret 199
Zehnder, Mitch 90, 198, 247
Ziegenhorn, Nancy 139, 140, 220
Zimmerman, Amy 62, 211
Zimmerman, Angie 18, 34, 116, 117, 132, 135,
Zimmerman, Gina 131, 201, 211
Zion, Debbie 185
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restrictions on Susies choice of classes. Although special equipment is necessary, she participates in
physical education courses. Below: Transcriber, Patti Eswein, converts daily assignments and tests from
written English into braille. She also re-translates the work back into English when Susie is Hnishcd.
"The cafeteria is the hardest for me, "Susie said. "I
have someone who helps me through lunch each
Riding the bus to and from school each day is
another step for Susie towards adapting to the
sighted world. "I believe that if I ever marry, my
husband probably won't be blind and neither will
our children, so I may as well get used to it," she
She overcomes blindness
by Leighanne Best
Susie Hess lives in a world of darkness.
But, even though she has been blind since
birth, she leads the life of a sighted person.
"I was born blind, so I've never had to
adapt to the change from sight to unsight-
ed. Actually, I never really realized I was
different until I was five. I was put into a
special school and I felt like a freak, then."
Susie began attending public schools
her sixth grade year, after her experiences
at Oklahoma School for the Blind:
"One of the main reasons I wanted to go
to a public school was because I was only
at home a few times a month. Also, at
OSB they wouldn't let me be very indepen-
dent and I didn't like that."
At Truman, Susie has earned the re-
spect of her teachers and classmates while
at the same time she has received the self-
reliances she desired:
"I feel the kids in her class want her to
succeed, but on her own. To me, she's a
girl first, a sophomore second and then
she's blind," Carole Sapp, P.E. teacher,
Although Susie prefers a public school,
she needs various materials essential for
her education. Some braille books are pro-
vided by the state and others are loaned to
the Independence district by the federal
government. For P.E. purposes she uses a
beeper softball and beeper cones. Other
equipment available to Susie is a vision-
talking calculator and an opti-con, a ma-
chine that reads print and reproduces it as
a textural print. A transcriber is also avail-
able to translate work for her and .her
"It doesn't take long for me to tran-
scribe Susie's work because I know the
braille. If I get a paper in the morning, I
can usually have it back to the teacher by
the end of the day," Patti Eswein, Susie's
Despite her problem, Susie is an average
teenager. She enjoys reading, writing,
watching television and listening to the ra-
dio in her spare time. She won't let her
blindness become a handicap:
"I like being with sighted people, prefer-
ably, and I feel, most of the time, like a
part of the crowd."
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As the 7:40 bell rang and conjested hall-
ways diminished, many students ques-
tioned the outcome of a new day. '
"During first hour I mostly think about
what the rest of the day will be like -
concerning homework, my friends and also
my moods," junior Teresa McMahon said.
Despite questions concerning the con-
clusion of the day, some people's thoughts
"Depending on how hard a class is usu-
ally determines how much I concentrate.
But when I'm in an easy class, I think
about everything," senior Donny Parrish
After sitting in class for three hours,
fatigue sat in for many students. Some said
they anxiously waited for a break of the
"I like lunch, but not because of the
food. Mostly because it's the only free
time during the day, and there is no pres-
sure. It's the main break of the day and
after lunch it's like you can start all over
again," Donny said.
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chance to talk to between hours eat during
my lunch shift. At lunch I can at least
carry on a conversation for more than a
minute," sophomore Tracy Reed added.
When lunch was over, the thought of
two more hours of classes was depressing
to some while for others, anxiety develo-
ped.Those students involved in extra-cur-
ricular activities said they found a day at
school more worthwhile:
"Being involved in school
gives me more incentive to go to school. It
also gives my day a little more meaning,
rather than it being homework, homework,
homework," junior Penny Langton said.
"If I have a bad day, it's a relief know-
ing that I have something else to look for-
ward to after schoolf' Tracy added.
Many students, however, weren't as
open-minded about coming to school ev-
"At times I think it's a drag. I get tired
of coming to school everyday, so that is
why I'm involved in DECA, so I can leave
during the day and work," senior Karen
For senior Debbie Payne, leaving after
fourth hour wasn't because she hated
school, but after 12 years of school she
said she just got tired of going for six
"After fourth hour I'm just relieved to
get out," she said.
Some students anxiously awaited the
end of sixth hour: g
"I look forward to going home so I can
relax and begin preparing for the next
day," Donny said.
Despite the ups and downs of a school
day, some students enjoyed the atmo-
sphere of high school and found that par-
ticipation influenced their attitudes during
"School can be a lot of fun. It just de-
pends on what you put into it," junior Ka-
tie Waterhouse said.
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