Truman High School - Heritage Yearbook (Independence, MO)

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Cover: The night life of N0- land Road picks up on Friday and Saturday nights. Truman High School 0 3301 South Noland Road, Independence, Missouri 64055 ' Volume 16 ' Ray Allen, Editor lltlfuq ,ggg gy e 3 A Ck jx isotopes MQ l RJKQLUQ- A Uxtleew GX QXKLQEH52 figgxtwwx xv, cmd ,MU QM V7 are 1'-E ,,+- ,Af ,, A,-' ,- 1- 11" ""' 52 'i. 3 L f, ' bhp wi QYLQ, R x . 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- tinuing: "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 to do." One of the many pressures faced by teenagers is the importance of peer accep- tance. "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 said. Peer pressure is sometimes blamed for alcoholism, drug addiction and vandalism, but according to Dr. Shepherd it has its good points: "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- lenges: "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 life. "There will always be competition wher- ever one goes or whatever one does," Shel- ley commented. 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 weekend. 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 said. "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 mid-January. 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 early 1980's. 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? Below: Friendly clowns are a large part of the ei tertainment at the annual Santi-Cali-Gon celebn tions. wk .. , si xp A , x , , W UI n s QI a , - 1 . 5: X .Lg I r "ff"'9Q M , ,L,,.., 1 u am.-as I-"SK-Q Yu N' .. Qu ,, 1' ' D ' U 5 QW yt 5 ,N if - 4 4 fr Q e,n .1.e ,JA W ' ' Q W Q l ff V 4 .druid G ,V Ai ii n X," X 1' . , , vi. ,hx 9 u ! 4 4 ,, . C xl nf' X X xx I5 'K 5,1 lo' I ' 'jj Xi NK X X, . M' Qt, ,W 1 t , : V Ny . X o x t . xo e et Q ' A 3 'X X X ,lr l X Y f if Q lj L 5 ' i . .N ., H 'x YN Q1 W ,. A ,K ,, X X, N y p , gxi X 33 KN t Q5 ,Q 't N Q g, Q X l lx! Sxs? QQ gl X Y , Q Nl KX I , N xx ., Q Lx.. -' X w ,gi K5 Q is if B xr X? it gr X A et Ex Q el X f - Y Q S Q bs Xe, , -s gl A es img S N, rox X ,ig m p jf R5 3 ip li A xp Q5 li .5 fly' X99 Y N it Q X f- XX yi X., Q . 5 rl li Q l W5 x Wx 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 student apathy. "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 change: "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- cle." 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 lifestyle. " "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- horn said. 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 alive today: A "Most anti-school students would rather listen to Led Zeppelin albums than do their homework and study," Jim added. 'Prohibition of smoking lounges cause sludenls to V smoke outside thc building bclorc school. Inset: Late N hours cause stu -nts' at gntion to urn from school I f work to sleep. ,- r' i 1 L, 7 x + . if 3 t Saga. ii Elia? .gi In Jackson Coun ty . .. Somewhere to go. . 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 sure." 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 a success: "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- son explained. Royals Stadium was the setting of Summer Jam as well as many other concerts brought to Kansas City for teenagers: "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 . .7- ,gem -V 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 again." 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- ed. "Also, they have made it and kept it so neat." One student said it was such a total change in scenery, it made you think you were somewhere else other than In- dependence. 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 parents: fcontinued to page 102 .-..W...,,,m ,VI Above: Onlookers as well as riders experience an old but new ride, Le Carousel, at Worlds of Fun. J . ingllz ' x r . N Cl' 'l 1 ,E XX' Qi lyk. X X ,A X t u S W 'x' 1 . 1 X 1 y JJ N , 1' O' t -5' P'i"f" XP JJ 'XX y 5 X P- - y , .J K V O xii X U, X U V Q5-J CJ 5 Yx ' X C- J xy f X O xxx If wx qw VJ t x ,J J. J N :VO t t X 'x X N 5,1 9 WL, . x YH X e cw .Q x NL M XJ u Us X. x f CJ xii XP 1 J N ji f'N . in rt. we gl y J P lx t 2 W. X Q Wax ,t K 1' XJ f ,V X1 Left: Drumm Farm, surrounded by residential districts, portrays ll country atmosphere in the heart of the city for those driving down l.cc's Summit Road. .gb a of 'Hifi ve! 3 , gtygj' ' f,i 0' If Above: As the sun sets, peaceful reflections emerge on the Wzltct' at Lake Jacomo. Left: Cool Crest Family Fun Center excels in mixing pleasure with beauty. The mini-golf courses contain many flower gardens and fountains. Inset: Screamroller, the double-loop roller coaster at Worlds of Fun, spins upside-down just a few seconds before returning to the loading station. Right: Thousands rock and roll at Summer Jam, the tina! outdoor con- cert at Royals Stadium. Below: McDonalds becomes a busy place j after school events as students go there W to socialize. 1 Popular places as . . Something to do. .. "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- monte said. 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 said. 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 activity varied: "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' Marcia concluded. "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." .? r M. It .y J, ,nv ..x 140 li., 'ffy :UU as 'J 3' 1 ' J' f xt " nv 7 :I 4 'S - 'Q . - an Q 'f'i"f53!4 fvgqwg if Ig ,Q ' , Aafyfh SQ 2, '2ww j 1 .X f :ww 1 ' f fm ff . , yi VETYTE' gg 4 , , wf fm 1 ff 1:32 ' f 0' 'Q w w ' J' 'wif Qfwf 2' . Q 1 . ' g,,'r,,. fl!! ,V , cg? , V' L gw K "'A"' . !"!b,,'?A7',A' 5 1' A 'f I JW: fa ',i'.t'4'4jaf PL W" I swf? ' H 'ii , , 3 ,6 P' ' A Y t Q, iff" LW , M cw' Li ' ' f I "" ru . l mx A I Fm- .V-IQ 1 . -? 3' 1. , f , , .ca it -:.,....1.. in ..-L- .-.uv N " " mf ' 4 ww.. . - , - Aw .Q"Mi1'CX"?ft,.,iW ,. .- X 7 , ., 1-if Q K . li r L' iff? Q5 Jiiil 4553? jg: 141, Eb ' Fil 'WM 5 ' i m 5 ,wax-' , 11 B ill? HQ , ll A ,N ,1fg'- ' rw 2 i M :xx xxx Below: Community participation is welcomed in the Betty Y. Stites library. Betty Y Sti tes 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- equate." "Mrs Stites often said how we needed a good library for our students, and that was exactly what was planned," Dr. Henley said. 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. Henley said. 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 card catalog. 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 room. "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- band, James. New Year Activities k 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 season. "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 snack": "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- dale said. Student Council sponsored a back- to-school bash trying to get students in- volved in dances, especially the sopho- mores. "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- plained. 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 varying reasons: "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 Shockley commented. "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. 31? ' '2'i?rf':a+'fi1.Qe!v.ezi.., 55, j . . . ww . - -fe i ggiaf f- w t.f,,gw: ...tri . ' f . ' . 1 .. re-f?" . 'S 15 . , L ., FN "' ., o e' QQ. sg . - t 'X' ' it -.-in:-9"9: eff. ng ii A fig? Se-gyff. 70 EQ -was if gig! .4 av wry, 'V' uid' gg 3? gg , i N 'AS-Y.. Left: Students sample French bread, cheese und oth- er cuisine after school at the French Club goutcr. Below: Cz1mpHres and starry skies create un ntmo- sphere at hayrides different from uny other party students attend. Above: Tim Pfohl, Student Council president, com- 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. 46 QT z. . F, Y MF 4 . - - . . saga :out 1 fiser if L Soaring prices 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 said. "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 Noland. "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 manager, said. 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 Jeffers said. At times the gas situation was like it is depicted in the King's song "Low Budget": " . . . 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. l 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. Vggg ' V .5 N 3 'f'w"""'Y" Homecoming xJ. 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 president. "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 better. "Everbody came down and talked to us which made us feel more part of the whole event." 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 disco music. 15.1 f l Inset: Susi experienced tears after announcement of queen, but now she is ull smiles. Below: Escorted by her futher, Kzzrey walks under arches held by Pep Club. , . J YI f 51,11 K, 'L T 1 'E'-.. W v.sJ.'.,-.',':--515115, 3""',1 f xt, A "' o ur Pu KAW get W ,. Q P 5 E F 'QQ - ,qfvitfs png-M 2'-G41 te ,rt ,ff 'SQL ff NIJ 15-1 ,,... .1 ,,.,,1' 1 ' 1, ff.,-ly XZ Above: Sophomore attendants Tami Stzmke und Michelle Blankenship. Left: Senior candidates Lori Sievers and Karey Morley and queen Snsi Washburn. Precise plays, planned out and re- veiwed at practices, help the seniors to a 28-0 win over the sophomore and juniors at the annual Powder Puff game. t J 9 ,W , wiv 5 i t I J I x, A Right: After referee Eric Holcomb makcs zz bad call against the seniors, coaches Gary Sell and Louis Orlando argue about it. Inset: The glamour of being crowned king shines on Bucky Buckland 3 face. Above: A look that could kill reflects senior Sara Burns' attitude as she looks at the opposition. W' S in lf M . - 'sf' ,,-. 'Q' vb: s - 41 'f"?"'fu1M " f Q.: .Q 4 I V' .wfiatf . 0 152- 12 My-t.f tap-or :fog-of lm 'W + 5:1 ini" , ,' ' .ff fp'-. mf' - y , vv'4fV aa:'eH to Q hi' ' K ' AQ? rm, tgf, M 6 XM g my Q"-',. " sn-Q. y ,,,,f:'t 1 r :ti 2 et"-wi Lx. - fa '17 i rn' Ph' -43 :N 3 . 'mmf -E... . .,. 'iffiii if may va..-an, f Powder Puff Seniors get Seniors once again dominated the an- 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 Stanke said. Senior Jan McConnell disputed that statement: "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 big 'Bucksi helped "deck-out" the king candidates. During the half-time ceremony, Bucky Buckland was crowned Powder Puff King. "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- lected S76. 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 president, said. 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," Jan concluded. Above: King candidates, Junior Enke, Gary Jones, Dan McGee and Bucky Buckland, display latest fash- ion trends. Fall play 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- bish. Junior Rob Latimer, who played Bard, said he felt that this drama was emotionally difficult: "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 Glenn." Tucker said she felt that the play couldn't have been put on at a more opportune time: "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 costume." 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 pleading. ill? gif ,. W , gs. .L ' ,Xe -U ,ngu 55,Q535" Below: Reassurance from mother and father during a 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. Above: The emotional strain of being held hostage pulls their love for cnch other together, v.-Q .. f V ,.. jg A an I ff 1. W 'gggd " f ""k 4, ell f . 0 Q O 5 a Q "0 mfg' L -. Heritage dance Weyrauch, Steele reign 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?" John concluded. 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 commented. 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 Anderson. 'WZ7 4 I Above: Sophomore attendants Trisha Anderson and Brad Lyon. Left: Junior attendants Shelley Hendrix and Phil Blount. 4 , ' is hr W 'guy a M Q ,AV f 5 Zicv . A N ..': xl V V ' fgask- I Mame Costumes cause chao "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- pose. "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 busy: "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- ber said. 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 concluded. 1 I i 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. Courtwarming 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 started crying." Held during half-time of the varsity Truman-Lee's Summit game, the Courtwarming ceremony had a new touch: "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 Kim: "I felt honored and excited because it .,,,, gpm. , .mv-MIA " 4105921 Wire f.'t uf K was something new for me." 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- mg: "The neatest thing was the roses,be- cause I've never received roses before," Leighanne said. 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 the backdrop: "Our dresses went really well with the theme and the background," Teresa said. "It was really pretty with the lights off." My m. W . . 1 if .MT 'f . A-a ' .. 'eq we 'QW' 'iz ' M W if QW A Lggy far - .-Yr' Q QQ iff . af' lbw- I . v Above: Junior attendant Teresa McMahon and soph- omore attendant Jennifer Hass. Right: Couples dance to a variety of music played by Tim Pfolzl, a disc jockey at Super Q. Student Council sponsored the dance. Q "' ilglfriypr' Q N lr-ee if tk qw - 4 3 3 3 1 6 t - Q v 1g..,,. K , . i..,,.. I ' ' p Below: Senior attendants Sabrina Miller and Kim Howard. Left: After the halb time activities, the queen and her court remain to watch the basketball game and talk to friends. . . AXkG.f?.lf: if ' 1 'I rf I , . V" I 5 , , g .. v . X f T' 4 I v ' 'XIX fn-in V V in -6 "af Q-Qgliu: as '?2"7' -:AQJN "'fu'A H.. 'C N . Q: A . an 'X' 'Q 'r ' Q. ' . "fs 'f va, , 1 , 1 'Ri Na 'sf . Q x I Q I fs. ,gif qi 't 3 x,.t Above: Queen Leighanne dispays her hap- piness to friends with a warm smile. in 33+ A I L J Below: Foreign exchange student from France, Jan Stu y, talks about his country at the assembly. AFS week 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 homeland: "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, the kimono: "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 sophomores. "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 next year." -.2-1:aS...1i k 1 ..-P' 1 , 3, V, K W Q f - .. Wil ,fo t -- - fi .vc -,,, F 1 '17-I' 4 ig: '. M . ' ,""' . , - - . 1 I , ins-.,f,qm P J, .W Q if t , . ,x.f-Tgfkigfx .. K buh kayak Q f "aff,- .: 1' ' I 0 I sf? f , 5 , ,A 1 t X.. i --v '14-gt 8-5 .Ps X, . an -rf-ii: Below: Mariko Kondo, Trumans AFS student, spends time after school working on Japanese cranes made with origami papers of many different colors. FH-1 Wtpiik "f 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 works. John Steele and Tammi Weyraucll were chosen as Mr. and Miss School Spirit. 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 Clubs. Student Honors 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, said. 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 the "Heritage.', 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 Queen. 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 "Heritage" Whois Who 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 class. 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,', Trisha said. 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- sentative. Trisha participated in Orchestra and was a red squad cheerleader. She was also a member of National Forensics League and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 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- ed. 7. '...e-gil K 1 Right: The three Who's Who winners.' Angie Zimmerman, junior, Jim Waterhouse, senior, Tri- sha Anderson, sophomore. we "X" ' 4-.M ,Q Q. i i ... .P "., 1 . . 4 ' l l 55. .ks 4? w he w J Q 1 I , s i Q - 1 K , fa school. " The school s activities and the act ties of the students are what make a Angie Zimmerman, junior np' ' ' '. wi' -iw" we A'-r . ,Yi xi .lf .1 F if 'E "Activities are important, but sometimes there are too many at one time. I guess that's good, though, because it allows more people to get in- volved." Trisha Anderson, sophomore" 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. .,6 Aim ,Jb- ai-N, JU. 2 F ,,i, it it lvlungggg TJ' iilhli BU '5- ff v 'Q f- .' 1 ...,..1-- C, 1 ' f .gf-Q ., 'fir . """"' 'E U 'M' - ' W,,- ttffsf- -.Q -V ,Q ,Q M R Who s Who 4 ' L- , I They rank 53 E foutstanding' Through involvement and self-com- 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 Moore, sports. "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 done." The students won by different proce- dures. 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. l "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 my elders." 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 sports, anyway." 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 Biology. 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 Education Association. "The outcome of what the committee came up with doesn't jive with the teachers district-wide." Will these changes affect enrollment of the courses which were previously weight- ed? "Probably so. A student might be tempted to take an easier class if the two KCI d 9 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- er, said. Nevertheless, some teachers felt the changes will increase students interest be- cause the work "weighted" will be dropped. "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 habits. "I will not be able to require as much work from students, and they will probably education regardless. "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 commented. Teacher Neal Standley explains the important steps Cf , to an experiment which is performed in his Botany class. Inset: To obtain higher grades. M ichlcle Brown W studies after school. - 'T' , 3 u V ls- 3 S3 T' jc, si: ,, i- . i dl Tv- l, xl K-3 ,W lf X Bityrv-W vivgw 31 X Vi XR. ff 1 I I Q , 'TQ w -Q' ... X- ml QV ' NJ, I if 1- Vl ip 'J 04, 3 F: 1-' ' ' lx' xl , sl Vx 0 ,J , lil ,L x 5- 2 'paw X V -- g A ,Am L ,2 yi Q U' to fu -1 ' LJ ...L Q lf? -Ka. Qi, QS ci - J GQ JN lr '55 Ep IL' Us rs .NN . Pl Q QE -Q li .st I-.f ., fy' :A l Social Studies itor requirement 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- ation. "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- quired courses: "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- ning stages: "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 history. Some students didnlt seem to mind the change: "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 said. "It really doesn't matter. After all, youire in there to learn and that's all that matters," sophomore Sonya Ree- dell said. But other students objected to the change: "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. .ff ' 'W Q' ,. 4- ' I 1 Students in Early American History make use of an old kindergarten tool - show and tell. Each student picked a historical picture, did research and then told about the historical event before the class. A X of 'no Obs Roxy I ap Al 'Q so , 4 -. xb-X ..-...--Al 1'-Z filigi f?-' . 'QQ if as 1 -gs Ji. at. 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. -gas" Q xx-F' wg Q, Ni'- ff 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 event. 4 y ajimfiibfg N yt Offfsqzbsy of fhffmfypfy, wifi tak N30 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- iences. ,-44""" AP" M A .,amiz1e,.t:' ' as uv- 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 microbiology. I cuuui rug . Science Specialization creates 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- plained. 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 curriculum: "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 commented. I 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. Math Absence of computers creates lack of interest Most students agreed Computer Sci- ence lacked one important thing: enough equipment to make the class interesting. "I think Computer Science is too easy. There should be some computers to work on, something to keep one's interest," senior Bobby Henderson complained. 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- ers." The students however, did have the opportunity to work with a TRS-80 computer for a couple weeks second quarter: "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- mitted. Class activities were mostly paper work: "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- plained. 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 analysist. "The students at Truman will need to have more experience working with computers before they can expect to get a job," Nauder said. "t"-....,, 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. -Q -nv: dWN'5fs if , wk xma- Wiiivm-'vi' f Nx...g5 ,,, J QM fs, X B 'Q Ngfj, .A LX3-. Xxx!! fm"'fi H 1 V it .,. , Q so Evil! .--M J' ,.-' Q , X., K v. 5 5,3 , jf X 'NL ,, J 1 W' 8 We gl' 'fevriju X X 'Y -.- .f -4-.., -.X .. - N ' x 1 V Above: Skimming through Psalms, Sandy Jenkins 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. Right: Sandy Jenkins discussed the use of women as m J' well as men in the Bible. Below: Chris Knight con- 2. centrates on important term paper, as if . l . 'Ng X , Q V English Student see the Bible 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 the Bible: "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 said. 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- bie said. 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," Sandy said. 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- ing ability: "I don't just memorize stories like a test, I learn it through her teachings," Sherri said. 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. lioreign Language Tic-tac-toe tudents 1n 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 played games. 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- ciples: games help translation "Memorizing is what really makes it hard," junior Noelle Pratt commented. "German is not one of my easier classes." 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- lis said. 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 signed up. "Enrollment in German seems to go in cycles," Hile said. "This year was a down cycle." 93 3 -3 Y thu NW ,sg . , ,,,, A E "nl 1 2, .AMS l ZX -- Q-T. ,,'r i-QQQ Q A igltfii f ig ,'-,,' ' . ' I. . A r. H 1 I i 1 ."- Q M , A K German students ease monotomy of regular classroom procedure by playing tic-tac-toe games when -11 2. ' I N . . . .1 ' ut f S' 1235. " , " K " ' they have time. The small number of students m the class make lt easy to form two teams, X E and OE. . ' Q p rg. - it 0. L K K , 57,1 .. 44- IQ" W J 5:1 k 4, h 1, , , J, A .lf L A+ if "-.., ,, PY . W aQ":CgQ95,'i'ZmA 1 3' K ,H ,, 1: 4::sm,fs:s1sl,,M. K , was-V' - Nk,.,...w ,W gi- - E Z , W2 ig xv? 5? ',, E 5 1 ,,..- X X :,.,.-f",t' 'V I 1 M, A 5 X 1 I f A . i'-. 1. x n ., ,A X K V.,-1 V ' v :fi :enum neun I LJL ' ' 1.1 UE g 'Z 'gvxw 1 mgpnvaa 5PtRY of 7 "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 editor. Wgpmn of SPIRIY of gg IUSPAPIR SYM! SPIRIT af swf' 1 55355181 oi' 0 shit 5PlRlT of x"5pmlT of ' v 59 W- , Mqy. . -Q.: ' wig, A Hu, - 1 ., ,-,, v , ---,t.1, . , ' 'ffgjifff ,trgsjir .xswj - rw--A ' Above: The night of layout for the newspaper can at times be a frustrating experience as Marcy Pyle tries to explain what headline S126 is correct to Fred Da vis. Right: John Steele, news editor, must scour the school for story ideas, many of which come from the hams :har fhf- era ff mama,-.-Q .Mm .,m:,.,..,,4 '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 staff Journalism 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- write: "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. gf -as - qv- SW- af' -Q '35, I 1 i' ,ig Jon and Melissa dicuss plans for the upcoming issue. This kind of planning session is commonplace, because the constant pressure of deadlines for each of the I6 issues are every two weeks. Pu blica tions Yearbook follow trend toward ma 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- tor-in-chief, said. 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 area." 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," Cindy said. 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. azine style 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 said. 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 explained why: "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 annual: "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 it." l...ll..ll..lL..ll...lL.l 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 fstandingj. P 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 answers. 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. l 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. get 1, 9 5 ,MQW e ' . L ,Q N 54' Q13 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. gnu-U L 5 43 m i p . ' 2 tm 1 1. . ' 1' f' .syre,ift1w e s KA axial E K K i r' kihr -- .. - . .ian Speech '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 teacher, explained. The National University Extention Association CNUEAD takes a nation- wide survey each year and establishes a topic: "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- mented. 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 March. "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. J it t itz!! 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- ,rf 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 teams 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 class." 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 technical post: "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. Checking the flat list to see what has been done and what is being worked on, Debbie Matthews and smoothly l . ... , Perri Blount make sure nothing has been overlooked so the preparation for the play will go quickly and TM ' g - ,x f he 'I X, -Q 'Q 'Q x 4.18. ' .-,M 'xbc. ' N- W' . 1 1 i '1 1 1 V 4 1 1 Q33 A X' v f?i' L' ft W' g. N Y .Lf Q, 5 l l f X X X 3 Nr 1. S. 1. 1 . "1 'i. E30 as- ,U1 gn 4-wwxsa N., Quill: ,gms Iliff ...U ,ew ,Q 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 song books. ! X In order to memorize all songs before a concert, junior Lori GreenHeld and senior Julie Smith go over a song. Concert Choir Long hour of practice enhance performances 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 commented. 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- Cf. "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 memorized. "We memorize all our songs because it looks nicer. It takes about two to three weeks to memorize a songj' Deb- bie said. 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 year. "A one at contest is a honor we al- ways hope for and work toward," Robin said. 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 concert. 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- in said. 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 choreography. Girls' Choir Special concert, robes give added 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- cert band. "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 "Oklahoma" 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, said. 3 i z 3 S l Q. dimension 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 said. 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. 5 S! 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- nya Dowell. ...sh X xi, 2 S ifk 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. .f..t.t., LU-1-U-13 U50 UXLg!JYd, Q91-L 4fec1JL,f,, xl Q1m,u4,a. eyed 9-.ad x0 Jud. qcrwthw KLIMLIYHCI3 U-lfYQ!X ' .jitggf Hague bufn 'UNL fcmcvnu, , HX. i A tl Hub f0J4fYYuvv11JcJ .... wg qoofd' UCBLONQ, Q95 ., nnoufi, D Above: Concentrating on reading music properly is 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- ter. b,lDQ-ali,Jx1m,+Lpf.Uc,0.fn'bl- paxlg aw, Qvmuj 63010114 Below: Before practice begins director Phillip Dunham ' finds the correct key on the piano to start Men s Choir S off on the right note. Left: Girls' Glee Club and Menk V 0 I C""i' Nm "md 0" M ll 1 C 1 311 S sh ElI'C SO f1gS 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- forming there: "They are really good audiences," senior Gary Jones said. "We want to lift the spirits of the people at the hospitals," senior Barbi Reynolds added. Girl's Glee Club visited several area hospitals, but the most memorable, they said, was the Truman Neurological Center: "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 O'Dell said. 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 ways: "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," Dunham said. "It is a good experience." X .L - 1- - L as 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. Bands 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- M. "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 please him: "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- Phy- "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. Wim ,! - it It il 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 S67' 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. X,'g.a-4 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. Z, 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 enrolled: "We had a very small J.V. Band with only 28 people, but we tried to do new things this yearj' director Gary Love said. 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- mented. "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 Warrensburg. 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 Concert Band: "My goal is to be in Marching Band, and that takes a lot of practice," De- lorse said. 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. xxx 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. Orchestra Decline in membership CHHSCS II121l'1 A large decline in enrollment led to many problems for the less-than-full or- chestra. "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 Love said. Because of this decline, many prob- lems arose: "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 problem professionals and non-professionals. "We need somebody to play confi- dently. 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," Love said. Through all of these trying times, there were a few advantages in having a small orchestra. "Having fewer members enables me to hear them play individually and help correct them where they need it,', Love explained. 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. 2 .1 : 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. JN! C! E.. N I Ax 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. " ff' ,, , Wa 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. luv-F" 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." xxj "Nw .. Art 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 instructor, said. 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 their neck. To enable them to breathe, they wrapped cotton around the ends of two straws and carefully inserted them in their nostrils, which was uncomfortable for Sondra: "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 plaster hardened. "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 nerves: "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 mask." 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- ience: "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. Home Economics 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 classes: "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 teacher, said. Students, though, had to have a "M" average before they could take Foods II. "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- mg. 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- ner." ,.,-ww' QQ When the are throu h eatin students must do the dishes as art of their dai! chores Workin in .Y L' 8- P - Y - 8 groups or pairs helps them get done faster because students only ha ve 10 minutes. - W xi! I' Left: After Hnishing preparation ol' the menl, 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- vantage of it. ' ,' , , 2 v,,2"'q' if v V r ' 'T f e is 1 v: v I h 5 rx 1' i .fl i ' Xi -- i i far-i I 1' i 1 g N - ' to n' W, " ,xx i n X' .13 W Qi' sy' - 'H ,f ff ,J XL i, WL! 1? ex J j P "' gf ps., X. J f Left: Taking her casserole out of the oven, Beth Moore is anxious to see how it turned out. Above: Recipes must be read correctly and ingredients must be measured accurately. ad Y 453251 ,V 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- tant. "aww: if nina-..u,,,, W A 'x -lb ip-- 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. Industrial Arts 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- wick said. 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- ticed: "They help me a lot," junior Joel Walsh said. 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." 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 areas: "Vocational drafting gives you a gen- eral view of everything you can learn in drafting, both architectural and me- chanical," senior Tim Kanies ex- plained. 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." ? .WQ 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. Business Poor machines hinder progress, not interests Although faculty and students coped with abused machines and poor facili- ties, interest continued to rise in the Business Department: "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 machines: "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- partment: "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, said. "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- nications course." 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 do?" 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 machine. XIX-N, ,.. aa .1 '. ll . A La-- -3' . ...ff-,,-ei ' 6 in . I Plbisl- if Y- ,f I Above More and more businesses use trunscrib ers in place of shorthand and dictation. Left: Even though the machines and Rzcilitics are in poor condition, a number of students still enroll in typing. 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. 11 ,, i7x,3g5f,6t:..-x- .4 , , Q : -2102 fig.: N 1 ,, A I 'N x 4 47 Vo- Tech Ri alries not apparent in machine 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 said. "Since Chrisman has better facilities for a machine shop, it is now a vocation- al within the district," counselor Bob Handley said. There were 19 guys in the class, and 13 were juniors and seniors from Tru- man: "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 shop class recommended by Mr. Simmons," ju- nior Mark Hodges said. "They were selected, and then screened according to their ability," Handley said. The course was a three-hour block which consisted of classroom and indi- vidual studies: "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," Lesh replied. "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. 1 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. Health Students passing tests earn CPR certification Second quarter brought a new stu- dent into Monte Gagliardi's Advanced Health classes. 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 knowledge: "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," Grant said. A state law requires that a person certified in CPR must get recertified each year by taking a course to refresh his knowledge. The rewarding feeling most people would experience if they saved some- one's life would be one never forgotten students said: "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. x 'L- 4 K Q...-f ff 123' Q ff. 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, Resusci-Anne. 4... ...ag 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 for campers. 'N-N 50 .gs Y Q W -a Rlwxq-45. l l i l 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. Physical Education Back-to-nature sport liven up P.E. interests The outdoor recreational class put students in the "back-to-nature" atmo- sphere. "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 Department, said. 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- tions. "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 Schmidt replied. 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- packing. "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 class." 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 techniques. 4 x X . w V, W wmwra 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 establish equality: "It was born to establish equal opportu- nity in interscholastic athletics and all ex- tra-curricular activities pertaining to school," Norman James, athletic director, said. The nation-wide program flared in a damaging manner: "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, also: "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 coach, said. "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, said. Title IX principles also applied toward physical education and created co-ed courses: "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- man, said. "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 athletes." .l. V. volleyball tournament proves suceessllil :ls the Pats capture an undelenled season. Inset: Preparing to clutch ll victory .lolm Monaco, along with other players, pryehes himself up lor ri tangle. u LX3,gQ5L,cJtp-iLcxJ QOQQQS Soc - S Ct-our Q., yu Gmkgt mg 021.2350 ULQUQ flQ,Q!2J1LJvilLflt,Qt:45wt, ED ,Q cj Greta causal Od -Meal HMO 1 1 WWW UMW-ef 5 QQQR N 4 elcoctie uflotfiuzphq Ui the Grew ' ' fu " V twofold suomscibtofocaonlc t,lUtQ,cxp Smut XULQML l'UfmQQ" QQLLQJ i U QUWCQ I ' -ll 7 'at f QA kflLQ,oQA, if N23 M5 'il N 0 LJLOMM Igg y' .te 5, q u f ' N Q, my I f ' J . . , Conquering oppo ition didnit help team record 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 scoring drives: "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- agiwgztqmsszwggwga.gg s1zmw:1tww,fw,m xmwmiswx wane iff .- . U..-1,.vg11wgctsmsg,,p , D W as N we 5, was-ggwgxmggsgs Q2 'filaase-are-sr1'wzLM'f f ,Lit , ., eYw'2fMiw WEHSZSYEEXwtwzwtimaasg . N tm? 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"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 losses: "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 shock: "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, said. 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. 5 'e X .. 4lTMq'i'n iiii YQ., ml 86203, 3 Q03 .QQAJQMQAKLC Q Nxmfyu Cwwumk 'CLQk.x,5 9 CEJXQ. 4 ff x , , D ,fx N ag c IFB "We outrushed everyone we played excluding Ray South and Winnetonka. We should have had a better season, but we couldn't always get the ball to the goal line. " 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. A I I ' A l u R , ' 1 . Q we-vang - . A mls -1 .Q A Below: Preached philosophy right before the game by a player or coach is not abnormal in attempts to psyche up the team. Here, Coach Talbott provokes his strategy. "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. " Above: Varsity lost half of its games this year, but on paper they out-pla ted 8 of their I0 opponents. Here, they 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 as Eric Holcomb. X . XQK he 'xf x X. l N X-. 2 R x SN X- xl 1 if X. X X .. V sk, X .x . I xx, X dxf' Nfl . ,J . . . X , I X .I vs .N ix T es . 1- l rs- + X X . , ' .Rx V N . . .. 5-.. Xxx 'X Q., .X I A p x, -. .X .XV A A . -l if s K xx. X -I I N X V . XX X-X X tx- .X I ii nw. . K. I .s gk .' lx E . t I I RV, - X. I 1 1 M -'34 X, . Nrg, -. oods revolve around pressures at 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 Clark said. Concretration set in at different times, but the bus ride provided a quiet, tranquil place for it to begin: wg . -' 1 I Q Q 5 ' ,,, . gametim "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," junior David Cordes said. 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. PW, Y .:,,,w',5l G xqdw v 'fs ' , I , . 9, ' rc X, jjgln arrr I 'I ' a. ..3.' N .rss. 1, -'f 1. .' art. e 1, Y iq X- Vxl 2- - 5 amiga 32325 Siesiisstliiiie Previou wins motivate J .V. To Winning season After being undefeated its sophomore year, the junior varsity football team came out strong: "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 one: "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- terback, said. "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 winning streak: "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 said. 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. ll r was 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. Q- , 'iv Junior Varsity Football Truman Opponent 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 this privilege. I 14.6 W W 'Sophoinorei-Toyotba-I1 --el 5 j Q ,Truman lgrg , e 48 00-0 Shawrieei-MissioniWestl 1 t t 45 e e -6- :RQYIOWYIVM 1 5 a t f 1 410 W - Offftvansi-Herne 4 ., Y Q fl . . . . 46-g gt 14grigLgefsVSumn1it:g, a We scored 48 points against Shawnee Mission W , 0 ,g 19- --Raytownlf,lSouth-f g to their 0, the first game of the season. That was a smash 39 . . William,-tchfisman And then, against Raytown, We Won 45-ti I couldn t he 1 g 4 f agah f lieve we were scoring so many points every game. Above: The role of quarterback was controversial 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. eSul.tE, Jim CQLAO 411 cast TQ Kimono 70M T2-H5 W5-dst? cccfatsa h'lOU-'fill REALLY Emil?-T WWW 4: 5030 Qi-2RSC3Lk5AL,l't'k1. If HOPE I 555 XTQLL 'THLS Sl-LNXTYLEAIQ AMO UMAVQE HAVE YQLA 'N SOME Q1-A531 Extra points determine close games. Rob Makinen kicker and And Williams holder ractice their tech- , Y , , P zique with the offense in pre-game warm-ups. www, 'f If Une defeat demolishes 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 back, said. 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 every game." "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- 4bove: Sophomore football team: lirst row: Doug Evans, Steve Plate, Greg Fancher, Todd Rose, Kenny Ash, 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 - until: "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 added. 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 Anderson said. 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. 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Q , ,J .3 -A tj xxtj J N 1, 1 W! :J X- fy X h Q-J xg-J jtcfx xj . at A N- Xl .S .XY LJ if T sw if ,N . ,wb L -45, -KJ gy l. -.ENQABQ - , j ,J J . . .Q . -at -N X Q 5 -f a, . C, . . sa, an , 1 Q , Y J 9 - as Dv aa if H' Fr P. ' S -,yi f- gywr-e3's...JJ.a ,Q .ws-4 1-.Q gg-gg I J 5X -. .1 .1 Ji V ,jxj . tx, Q., -N-7 - - A A Xxx J ,J g 4 J vw 1 5 x X h . - aux . .J kt xr' -2 N-N' - JR'--T TJ X' 1 Running sprints and other conditioning paid off for the girls' volleyball team this year. They were the second athletic team from Truman to win the Class 4-A State Championship. "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 State Tournament. "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- macher said. 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 Sievers said. rive, skill, conditioning 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 said. 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. Above: 6'1" Cindy Durham produces an amzizir 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 Below: The Truman State Volleyball C hampior Johnna ,Meyer, Rene Holsten, Lori Sievers, Mem Chandler, Pat Justice, Shelly Skoch, Cindy Durhai Angie Schumacher, Penny Waggener, Dixie Wesco Debbie Matthews. 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Varsity Scoreboard Winnetonka 15- 3 15-13 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 Winnetonka 15- 8 8-15 Fort Osage 15- 4 15- 5 Blue Springs 15- 6 15-12 Lee's Summit 15- 0 15- 6 Oak Park 15- 9 4-15 Raytown South 14-16 15- 3 St. Mary's 15- 9 5-15 Van Horn 15- 4 15- 1 Belton Tournament 3rd place Truman Tournament lst place District Tournament lst place State Tournament lst place 15-13 13-15 9-15 13-15 15- 8 J x X in t ps YD fvllf-7 ,.,, . ,AV Yafro fl f LV if 'lf of' if "E W if at vip? ' Ur. V Q,,UUbI'J,QL .A X" J ky, lk, if g ,, WJ ,J J ,fx 'A J' ' ,Daft www, E 5" 'X 'vw ,JJ ami 9. aaa I W I 'KV' , LLr.l, A 'ky' O 'Jw Ajafv M' iw s W fi Q W M all f K, ' i9i L y " XV gjpxgr Truman-Blue Springs 1 g i.., 1 .55 gt 41,545 y Q ..g, 5 fy' Truman4Lec's Summit. Q, I'54f25 A 15? 9 Truman'Chrismanft hL, ..- 1151.1 f,,44.I5"155'3 Truman-0ak'Parkt , j1lSff2Z 15431 ' Trumandlaytovirn South 715' 554 12515 15:2 'Trumanewinnetqnka h h-i V.iti.15-7?ft:fj541,5. 154 8 Truman-Fort,QBageff Lh 'ifieii' Q4-15, .151-151 TrumaneB1ueiSprings, 1,560 ' m h, 1'5+f'9f m, Truman-Lee's.Suffuijif 1"h 15514 ' ff1'5g,E6'f, Truman-OakgPaT1e ig S 1,52 ,7 154,117 MILS? , 845' ' Truman-RaytowntfS5utH.l,' 9415, 71 5:13 g1f5iIt! Truman-St, Matyfsqf- L".ih 3,54 LA', 3 16414 ' Zigi 'fattffllffk fp "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. " T""m"Va9 .H0ff'fE' 13 55 f5ff?1f'1l9??i?f 23518 Above: Setters usually stick to setting, but in this case 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. 21 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. it Above: Coaching instructions prove to' be helpful in v ning the sophomore tournament. Above right: Bre Brown displays one of the different styles of sett. Right: Junior varsity team members: Front row: J Walker, Sherri Miller, Susan Cox, Rhonda French, 7 Stanke. Second row: Wynnetta Massey, Brenda Bro Carmen Steinman, Liz Commino, Darla Vaughn, ma: Valerie Volleyball, Jill Sherman, Dana Shoemaker, nee Lowe. Perserverance pays-off 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 Shuler said. "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- more tournament." "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 Shuler said. limi st Mhgbllsyrl Qi limi M 59 'iifhflib X. MN Sp X x 5VsWQ,fs -L 9 it QQ e if Xi? s Sf J QJXSXQ ' ate start, inexperience 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 speed. "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 said. "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 year's team: "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 year." 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. vga' 1'9" 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. V, . p -Qjtfula ' fi YTXQC,l2fJ i .iJv.Qaw0sfLQCf'fLQ-vebjn Ok' gum me xl ,be ' it .5 f on MW via-of we Meer few Mew f tw .1 Y ' W, w ' f , M, ,Mo GMS . , ,M . , ,tacoma wws 'fjjfvj-7 wubu CVJVXQB 'Gb Jqwvbxv V80-UJW cbd me W btw, C C r bw , , I'0SS OU,I1 I' Nl cmd? W . Civil' m,LQLQ,.,,, tg Girls' Cross Country EELQQ Ruskin Inv. 8th 'lu ' Westport Inv. 7th 'YM' JM 93 Q seq rg southeast mv. 7th r Northeast Inv. 4th "There will be two sophomores and two juniors re- s Btngspringewilliam Chrisman 3rd turning, and We hope We can get some more girls coming t t .Conference 3rd up next year to come out for the team." g District 10111 Above: To restrict any chance of leg injuries, the cross country team warms up 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. '24 lot of guys, even the ones who go out, feel that there Boys' Cross Country Park 1-Iillflnv. l i ee e lst Raytown NKC Tri g flyst Independence llnvg Q 2nd Westport Invg e Southeast' Inv, - Northeast Invp l 1 e 'hh il 21h Blue Springs - 0 i e william Chrisman J e ne - f Q sid' Chfisfw P11315 ' ' y 1831 Above: Two mile races are exhausting for some and a fast pace can cause some to push themselves to the point of sickness. Below: Steve Walker uses his time wisely. 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. iw, N tk ' gf DMNQA. Jwldfl Mic ESBKQDM KQNMQ ij - Oki I- fjdjijilg - 5 I-YiiT7i,,lj:4 oe. wb? fevf5.if.s.... Sf-L we it .ima Cwfdem ?MUL i 5 'Z wud. 701 Cl H Above: Runners are anxious to know their time, as Lynne Snowden tries to find out. Below left: Runners like Rick Waggoner have to pace themselves. Below: Teams designate rest areas before the race. Underclassmeni control 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- gram. 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- nient: "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 said. With only one senior on the team, Coach Gagliardi had to rely on the inexpe- rienced underclassmen: "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- guson said. "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 going? 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. Shortage of team leader 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- er." "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 well," 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 our season." 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 Max F10 vb ,. said. for-1 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. l Milk, A Ay R X, .j ft, x- "You really need a team leader who will not only be a vocal leader, but will get out there and show it on the court. " 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. 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X ml ,Quay VLUCX JCL,L0-fkkfhjcg' 9 X!!! tjbjkj fi' 1 x., ,L bar. or, Above: Long hours ol' hard work, practice and sheer 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 said. 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 Sandring said. "We played a doubles team from Lee's My-We 'B' "l'9't 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 sophomore showing: "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 year." 3 6 '7' .GA 'Nt 9 A 'V Consecutive losses keep 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 Mann said. After that first victory against Grand- view, the team was never able to even it up: "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 games. "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 awhile." Those "permanent waves" of defeat that drenched the team's season was blamed on different things: "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. .,,f" ,C 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. " Boys, Basketball "We won our Hrst game, but after that we went downhill for awhile, practically the whole season. " X so Q .1 is ,, 1 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. Basketball 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 the game. Right: Tension mounts during a close game with Grandview as John Tomlin goes in for the basket. XA Q C QL 0 1 . 1 - ff , w ,- K 'f Q ff A g JJ MQ! NLJ B X ., ' , O I KQV' -xx l 0 ,Qi 'UX qui Jig Xl Y Q9 ,q I. . I A ' t x , , V Af 7 3 Cx X . yjvxoqisx Y 5404 GNL L Ll ao! NXQQ WX W Vw +V it "From the time we walked off the court until the next game, the loss lingered over our heads, as did our Hnal record. But at least the boys never gave up." Q I tx x ., Yi," l x , , . r, 8 ti 'W 'xo si d- NX r I X , , , fl' 1' , , 1, ," , iii ., x N N - . fr 1. 'S . - 't Q .I ix. j A X x . K I N of , i . , -1" l , ' l ' 1 XV lk x t ' ' .x 7 A " 1 'I x .1--, Xl gl . i Y ' ,xl "x-gf ' , V .5 , Q . 'XX M X xx x , r . g : to X N. - , 1 ,Y R 1 -it 1 x. i ' ' Above: To prevent further injury while on the court, John Wingo gets his ankles taped to strengthen them Above: After a close game against Raytown, Richard Murdock and John Tomlin lead the team to the locker room. Right: The team converses during a time out against Oak Park. sl Pressures felt on court weakens team ' offense 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- pressed. 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- stead. "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 said. 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." gt fr: I 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 fill: "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 varsity spots." 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 V63I'. "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 spots." J A J tp J 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- , ers switch from J. V. to varsity because of the short- 4 hh Boys' Basketball W I 'A ,ssl Y-if -f' :wes- Boy's Basketball "We played together pretty good after we got everything down. We ended up losing only four times. and we won 12 times." 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. , X KW W -new ZZ W! 'f MMM W iid WW W Wi Wm Mihhfd WV sfywd 9.605562 w: Kevin Stroup tries to guard a Chrisman player and 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. Newcomers find success l 5? 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 team: "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," he added. 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. 5 . 5 M V155 9 95 7 o X vt Q 9 V U eamworki important 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 Champions. "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 Sapp said. 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- plained. 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- fore State." "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. . t' l .g Nil , , i 4 ,X "3 ' ' gl 21 Girls' Basketball , 'x ' ' t WA X ,. pl , N ELM ' V, , wk VK, v I v ' W All xl Y- .J X 5 A 1 ' N N R, ' X Vx F , 'D f l .L " X I ,J X I N .. x, xl N , 1 ' Us I ' .l X K f X X 5 . , 1 l V C... W, to ,N C t C I N ' ,i XX, :Nw - X -,I W Q , "Sta te is our biggest expectation and I think if we play our - best then it isn't totally out of the picture." X1 x 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. W nr f X 1 . 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 scoreboard. Girls' Basketball S "'There were sometimes weelcs between games, so there were probably four practices to each game." ' Y' " 4-an r 'a if 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- ord. Practicing hard pa s off for inexperienced team "Practice makes perfect" could be the theme of the junior varsity basketball team. 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- son play: "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- feated. "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 as bright: "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 said. .-N--A J . 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. ,. , Up . , gf .Q gl a f 0? Ti' C, bij? TIL? jg Aj -FQ! 55. 'xr lf? if . " if V lf f ' X 'i - ' J .5 in S4 fr if f , n 3 f I 1, A X , ,J MJ, i , ' T", I., ' 'T Y ri 1 ' ' M fy , W!! KJ J L, Lf 1 V ff Mix if I 2 L?-167 ,. . X . , 1 X l X f fr V 5 ,f - , .f ' n 1 - I 1 1 17 V Q -7 1 , . V 1 , b X. j .ay ,--' Y A 4, .J J 1 'r or f X A A f' r 5 X G O f 13 1 L 'r ,, ij 'l 3 3 -Ji ,J 'J r gr, X , J Team sets new record 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- nized also: "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 win." 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. ,,,.1-v aa-M :ew-naar 'Q ff "We had the best record Truman ls wrestling team has ever had. I was obviously pleased with our team this year." -ii'-L 'U' .fy X 'H ef ff -p S " in or war xr In 'Q wi, Above: Front row: Chuck Coleman, Troy Morerod, Todd Harris, Jerry Crew, Steve McGee, Roger Gross, David 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. Wrestling Q51 S .351 J .V. Wrestling 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. F1493 gif ' L f 4 'i f' 2' K WV ILiL?'fill'l QM WW kr ,V - 14 , Above: To protect his nose, Troy Knox wears a face 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. ard Work, persistence 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 juniors: "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- ans said. The work involved paid off. With the final mark of 8-3, J.V. compiled a winning season: "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 Morerod said. "I was satisfied with J .V.'s perfor- mance," Coach Don Coffman said. "They worked hard." 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 activity. "Two girls manage for a week and then they rotatef' captain Diana Dinsmore said. 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 Minthorne said. The girls worked hard by selling candy to raise money. "We sold candy this year and Coach Allen bought some new stopwatchesj' Laura said. 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. l 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. 'UWB f X x 'F 'K ,x QX K. , t' X-Xl - - ,. cl V il, 0 E xx kc -it ,, v xxx S.. . ' Q N '- f , X '. ee L Q 2 X 5 -, ' fl' , ' . 5 L , KX X xi? ,XFN kb A W2 xx- ,I I . , 1. , . 'J . .f 'Lf Q " M "5 N ,NY .'- J uf X X t, y L, Lg F X fi, Support Squads NV N X l Y -. 'xx , ' V XS Q ,Xxx Qvs N' e CON x ' X S fx u K x xx X X X X6 D an , Vx X 5 vkfxt '-' X X Q KX X 7 , X xx 1 X , ' x X X F "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 participate. Y. L,.ts,,,, 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. , at T. ..,,,. ,,,-.t,,,,,,,.. xv' 1 1 ywlu ,yuan mm ' I ' "AW fi , X - ,mu L IU! 1 wuts fum .mp Swimming "I thought we would go farther as a team this year than we did, but I am satisHed. We were really strong but we just didn't have enough depth. We were good but not excel- lent. " Nf'7'-."w li i .Qj .wiv ,aa-ON", g. LJ-7 ' in Above: Team spirit prevails as the team cele- 6' brates its victory. The team celebrated victory seven of the nine times they swam dual meets. Right: An explosive start is demonstrated by ju- nior Bob Henley. Left: Front row: Tim Scott, Roger Gamble. Secom row: Bob Henley, Brent Ince, Peter Hedlin. Back row Jeff Scharig, Da vid Griner, Jerry Peters. Abo ve: Coa cl Doug Allen discusses last-second instructions with ju nior Bob Henley and senior Tim Scott. v x Y V ,NKNASB K lik V rf' ., 1 ww, wgf,,k, ,tk l 8 O me i H' i,fLw.y NNVN. , , K, pix? I cl Ui- at Ktymliehix 5iw'lfx3 f It VV ,, k Llp .kgislx I .Sql Q Li F 'kb' A' ,XX A . tl, if W ji, Uh gi" , Ui Ll 'I Qxrjbj , uit ' . f tv, tt lr, 1 X L . L, t or is Mft Xp M n tw: Q. L LL, ,LU ,L t t Q . Lk lyk K X-xiii, ' r LQ KQ'yLtLh l in I ,. X l t I he r . f i GL to fi .Q ,Ut sl. get I, rdf Gi. Q , ,Q UL ,fl giggvx gk Q' ji , g LLL V if x i VL!! . pikcxgkk URL f 'xgf i"J. , . ikf' Y ' L x, Luk' . e k' ,QLQKV L, Q' 'I - 'Q if Above: Coach Allen discusses the lane assignments 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- yard freestyle. HU. 1,.'gj t' c' Q 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, Znd. Some swimmers expected more out of this year: "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," he added. "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 shine: "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 up: "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 the best: "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- plained. 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 did." "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." I They get money' worth by lo ing only one game. The junior varsity swim team got its money's worth from practice by losing only once: "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- derman said. 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 DeYoung said. JV had a lot of depth to offer to the varsity: "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 said. 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 in 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. 'MW 1 . ' f V if i,.. ...Lf ' at as . tj .Qt 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- titions. "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." D liaise Qhns '? 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. J.V. Swimming 3 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. f ' - 4 X F f s Cheerleaders H. The action on the basketball court catches Laurie Pierpoints eye as she continues to cheer. 1 Leighanne Best V MHfCi2 501110 Kathy Reed 'l"-,.,... I J....Hl.. ln...-In DJ...--Ai-4 I isa Alanis "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 spirit. 'QT' li.. ' 5 .-3' , ' ' l ,, Qagkigt-WYQ, 443.1 2.6: , 5 g ' :LU Cram, Ymnf-r am Marcia Soule aided the squad with previous varsity experience as she has cheered on the blue squad for two years. -QL 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 Leighanne Best. arsity quad sells ad , obtain bag 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 Pierpoint. "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. in exchange "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 concluded. 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 year." "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. Cheerleader conflicts: 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 other squads: "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 Mitchell said. "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 seven-man squad." 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 squads. 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 squads. 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- tude." .A A . ' "if, . ,np . A6 ' K ' fi? -.Q . . up teluth ilalrh " Susan Young, captain 5 v 11, is 9' 1 Katie Waterhouse, captain N 1 9 "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." W, Cindy McHenry Tracy Horn Tommi Likley Shelly Wahrenhenbrock Cheerleaders . 1 . I A' 'swf in-1' Sue Johnson Gina Zimmerman ,fs 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- squad. - ' .2 .g Roseanne Bonadonna A hr Julie Lyon Starsteppers 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. Q!! is-I-r" -.... 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 pictured: Kim Bentele. .EJ I 4 ' 1' fl' , I lbove: Captain Esther Longwith squints because ofthe 'right sun during the CMSU Homecoming parade. lelow: Bundling up against the cold wind Kim Bentele nd Pennie Langton try to concentrate on the football amc. Lon hour of ractice ......... 8 P 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 nerves: "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 training camp: "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- bonsf' "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 learning experience: "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 said. 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- tele explained. Traveling to different places added to the "sweet emotions" of their perfor- mances: 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 urn nnf in 9' 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," Dan said. "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. l I 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 cheerleaders perform. "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. Chg ,B J.: Pep Club 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. J Letterman XFCA if E QJ Q by , 1 xg T -. ' Q ' ', 5? " ' Q W Jr 534 655.3 N SQ g X 'sz , s X5 . E P ,5 2 ,. S 3 xi -E Q, CSV Y 5.3 P , Y? Q 3 t ASN - QD if an 3 -35 2 - Q ". . . it brings a lot of kids together to relate to each Nfl- N other. It's kind of neat that you get to hear other peoples XL 3 .Q views and problems. " fi Above: The symbol of the club is the letter- men 3 jacket, but it is not fully complete with- out the earned letter. Below: To raise money for activities stocking caps were sold to inter- ested members ot' the senior class. J' 5' K ff 'T' N - asa A ' -A QI. Front row: Kathy Lockyer, Melissa Earnshaw, Shelli Ashmore, Paige Winship, Lisa lbarra, Debbie Webb, Brenda Beck Trisha Anderson, Chong Kim, Darla Vaughn, Amy Weld. Second row: Marsha Kissling, Mary Kondo, Debbie Driskelt 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: Jones, .lon Carlson, Elissa Shreckengaust, Troy Caldwell, John Steele, .lim Carlson, Jeff Beck, Tony Vincent, .lit Sherman, Jenny Blessman. Above: Front row: Morris Sealy, Tony Vincent, Pete Hedlin, Steve Klim, Second row: Mike Porter, Louis Orlando, Steve Helmuth, Phil Bennett, David Cordes, Robin Scott. Back row: David Markham, Larry Buccero, Chris Hubbard, Roger Brown, John Tomlin, Kirk Pierpoint, Jerry Spratt. Right: Coach Terry ff ' Keeton, sponsor, listens intently to what is being said about future activities by concerned members. EK P sv ' S iw U Ng., . CN li., E S QE iw .QC -3 .5 D?-g p ii QQ ' 2? Q 3 GJD .3 .N if F' .pq 5 gf-gg Ielow: Senior Chris Hubbard expresses hisviewpoints uring a weekly FCA meeting. Bottom: Members discuss lans on how they are going to raise money for the ,ettermen's Club. 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- ship." "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- ton said. Candy is often sold, but this year the club sold stocking caps with each class activities, capabilities year in order to raise money for more ac- tivities. "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 club. "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 Darla. "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 life. "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 Bertoldie. "That's one good thing at Truman, in that we've got more than one sponsor," Stephens said. 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." neamrq aww yfmmmmsgg Km'-B .ff M-es X-Q Mm-5' iffff 44 W Jizz? smgmm 'W AwwwWM-M'Mijjj"'MMTM, ,,,,,,,,L w,W...4...'-- ,,.,. Q f W4 vw , , ,, I k I i M aff A wk - ,,. ' ' 11 'ffl-S f, 1 fl if 'v YE: R , I '. 75' :f2,,3'f' A V 2392 533 se .V V , ik., . .4 W M, xx , .U KL , Q, 1 -fs qeggi "'-in 'K fi A , as 23 'Ai' 4' V , W, ,W 1 we i LM, K ., ww, f WANQ, . . ,,,:, Q. :rf , f A wi- f, 39:1-iS 43,7 ,Nw - Clubs' sizes by Ray Allen 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," Ziegenhorn said. 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 Soule said. "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 Hubble said. 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, Mo. "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, said. Getting the name known is a problem and ask them to plug the program, but not any more and maybe I should," Hubble said. 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. Resolution influences high goal 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- man, said. Activities ranging from bashes, a Halloween Parade, GROAN week and Homecoming promoted even more stu- dent involvement. "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 AX -9w,,4.' 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. :fm ' it Tl ?- A it 2. or A RN 'fa-,, .sunl- 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. l I "During the summer we all de- cided that whatever projects we did this year, our main priority was to bring the students closer together. " "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 . fb 'VI ll'N -t 1 V71 VHJH - 'Q 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 system. l n 51 5 , 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. gfff' W "2 1 ' 46- U' W4 ll mi WHAT' the sound at ruman 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' wishes. 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- stallation: "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. ar find new scene at ruman 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 Tracy Reed. "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- bered. 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 school. "She's become more interested in clothes and style, and she asks for our approval on what she's wearing," Tracy added. 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 a laugh. Mary was involved in Pep Club, Con- cert Choir, Trutones and the musical "Mame". "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." AFS ' Above: Mary prepares a Japanese dinner for her American family. Right: Mary and Mike Norman exchan, smiles at the Heritage dance. Because it was more restricted in Japan, Mary has done more dating since s came to America. 5 ., . 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. ,A l" 1 it it tr, 1 J LMYN XZA5 g Lak' RK x QQQQT SSX XYAH my X 1 W I fDx.,LXX NN it if!" Mix K ' 5-1, , -ff vw frm in C,,,i qt, Rixxx f x- X i f f :XX XLKN I O kwa, W X L WU' . , kCQxL',lY"Xm'p 'Que N K A - ' K . f- N V l 'Xrquf X 'UNH' XXL' K Ji ,pk 1. X mari "4 NY it X , 'exp ,M-'X.1. I l LQQLX xx g,N"X J Y Q K M K -ti K "These past nine months have meant more than all my junior and senior high days in Japan." PFD XBXJZXVVXP 4 , a a K fxqhxxtil YQ! kin CM J LEM, X' , VX 3 x,f-ta,,Q -4 X X X XL-XXxxX'x'1X' X "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. ! L- 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. meet standard of ociety National Honor Society was com- prised of 97 members, juniors and sen- iors, whom the faculty picked when those students achieved certain grade point averages. 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- sideration. "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 lot." "We sold holly around Christmas time and made 581. We had S83 so we doubled our money," treasurer Kent Roberson said. 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- ways helpful." Closeness dominates mallness "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 people: "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," Kathy said. Despite the activeness of this year's NAHS, it is questionable whether the club will remain an active one in the future. "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. -National Art Honor Society E 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- dence Square. 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 their home. 4 ,N-Lf, ri WP: 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. 5 YT? xx- f .f .rl .sis 2 i Modern Music Masters 1 I - Activities encourage perception 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- pation: "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 concerts. 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 member: "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 of achievement." Activities di tingui h leaguers 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 money: "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- bating. 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 said. 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 nothing about." "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. if 'll i"?l A f ' 'W ' , , w PNG ,' N - l fyr ga 2 1 .. N nl Above: Debating is practied even though it may not 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 their cars. fe 'I of ' X 'Ffa 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 nmunity. , , V7 if A far IAQ" , if ' " M ea X-,f ti' 'J 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 Members encourage optimi m 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 time." 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 have 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 people, though: "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 concluded smiling. nitiation takes on new form 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, said. This year Rice has decided to elimi- nate the banquet and go with something simpler: "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 said. "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- ing said. 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 whole group." i I I v I I-' National Spanish Honor Society' t ie., 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 French dish. iprpnnk fwlnlm Cafeteria 's setting for feast Because of French Club's large size, it had to cancel its annual progressive dinner. "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 French restaurant. Another activity was teaching French to grade school students after school. "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- nity: "Most of our activities are centered around what goes on in the communi- ty," sponsor Ann Sunderland said. They sell doughnut for profit 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, said. Dan explained why Quill and Scroll sold doughnuts: "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 Department." The awards are given out at the an- nual journalism banquet held each April. 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 writing? Susan Wesley summed up the atti- tude for most people in the club: "It's like an honor society for journalism and publications students." 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. fiiffi iigitiliitiil lbove: Because of the price increase of paper and J 'z ' fi' A p T3 X A' I n 3.5 in iv, in " , Q.: r N , P .N - . .. .,,kL Q i V I A B , . "W" Ai -.VT , V-JS., , 1 7 ,A 3 Q, . "'NMs,.- L ,inf trinting expenses for the "Image," money-making trojects are discussed among members. Below: Can- bf sales were the major source of income for their tubhcation. 'ffl 5' 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 Contests increase challenge 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- plained. 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 the 'Image."' 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- ker said. 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- iences. "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." Smallness interrupt activities 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, said. 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. P' . Below: Front row: Floyd Hubble fsponsorj, Paula Landes, Karey Morely fpresidentj Lisa Piednnonte Lu , , 1 galley, Wilhemma Barnett fsponsorj. Back row: Julie Smith, Perri Blount, Marsha Kissling, Marcy Clow, De. ' Ab ' . . . . urs! ove. Submrttmg new ideas, president Karey Morley and members prepare for the annual Ho Teachers Week. ' l X X. 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- tm. 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 Members refurbi h bleachers Interact's major community service was for Truman this year, painting its outside bleachers. "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, explained. This club's only source of income was from travelogues, which were monthly shows put on by its sponsor, the Rotary Club. "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. Chessmen seek out opponents Chess Club's competition was limited from the lack of metropolitan organiza- tions: "There's not that many organized chess clubs in the areaf' president Dan McGee explained. 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- ed. More members were involved this year, yet there were only three girls in the club. "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' Chess Club. 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 Clough. 'W . "s , 1 i v fx Y A -. Q MERIJN 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. ' L 'Tx 4-'AL - 1 War Gamers Guild amers' actualize fantasies 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," Jim said. 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- nents. "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 Murray said. "D-and-D is basically a fantasy role- playing game that is actually a form of escape from the real world," Jim con- cluded. Field trip examines interests 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- plained. 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- mented. Mark summed up his feeling about JETS: "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- related activities." Junior Engineering Technical Society. " l i 4 a 'ME -vm, '.,,.,tr I K , . . f-.. V K H V . 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. I 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 seminar. X I I fa tScience Ciub -l Spelunking motivates members Science Club saved money to go spe- lunking: "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 said. 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- ronmental quality. "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 Crager said. Many of their projects took place on Saturday: "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- cretaryftreasurer, explained. Contests stimulate workers 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- ther's Pizza. 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, said. Distributive Education Clubs of America cusasur wg? Anrmu 'rnumxu men sci-mol. f Aho ve: Ginger Pim blott begins considering her man- 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 lsponsorj. Above: Through sales demonstrations and judged in views, DECA members receive trophies in many eve which Elaine Dietrich arranges in the Distributive E cation room. 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- zl field. -, .-,g S M , fe: . i 1. 2- . .1 I 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. C5 CL? xv. Secretarial Ofdce Occupations irls gain know-how 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- gram: "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 Shinn said. 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 business world." 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, commented. F-"+-v AVI VC 'H'+:--I--Y 5.3 ., ,.,,.L,-,q gs 1-4,4 u ....L,,,, Am '51 1' . ""r---v-- -A--A.-. 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School spirit should be improved so that other people can see how proud we are that we go to school here." - Tina McLean, senior. "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- land, senior. "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, sophomore. "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, sophomore. "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- omore. "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. he mime-.ass N, Q9 Q? Qt 0 QD C546 of fin Qif -og QQ Q - - I 45 42 . W ,507 OK . 1101-f3N5Xcfrh XZ! ..Q.,,,.... ' ' 865 5 Qqllsif fe os A -55 6.0 -P . Us ,3Jq5s7'L B 5907 iw? A Q Q 'riff .sk Lam ls Z Tpfavo ' -SNJJOR A ci M " 'X oughnuts furnish cash for activities Responsibilities of the senior class offi- cers were raising money for the senior prom, banquet and organizing senior ac- tivities. 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," Tammi said. 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 and lasting." seniors Mike Abernathy Rolland Adams William Adams Penny Admire Melba Ahmu N. i Julie Allen Ray Allen Rebecca Alen Rene Amadio Julie Anderson 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 said. 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 yearbook. "My years at Truman have been memo- rable ones and I will hold these memories forever." 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 football game. "It's a big job raising money, but most of the things we do are fun and seem tr pay off," Tammi said. W YITMIJ SVN? in-' 'sr-e -N0 4--Q t"" E S-ss i Shari Anderson Bethany Andrews Doug Andrews Dennis Arnold Richard Atchley ... A gm fi , yr' 3. 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N P A .3 I. 1 ' . sl R C J : L A M Local police nab ouths who loiter "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- dence police. 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- - W 1 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 teenagers. 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." 3 . Pam Cochran Quintin Cokington Tim Coleman Denise Colletti Jerry Collins Q x .L x ivggssiwm John Conrad, Scott Conway Nancy Coop Jan Cordle Wayne Corum Reed Cottingham .lim Cottrell Pat Couzens Jeff Cox Laura Cox - Debbie Crain Robbin Cross Fred Davis Mike Davis Rebecca Davis Cathy Delapp Alan DeLong Lindle Deming Randy DeSha Carolyn DeYoung Kim Dibble Teresa Dieckhoff Elaine Dietrich Tracy Dirikel Diana Dinsmore Jan spends SIX weeks 1n Germany 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 and Germany. 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 more personal." i S? .zp .::. . g p ttigp it . ww R f, Q. I .. tfl7.1.fgp'i Dianna Dishong Debbie Divers Merry Dooley Brian Dowell Sandy Dowcll Brett Duncan Glenna Dunn Steve Dyson Melissa Earnshaw Eric Eklund Greg Eklund Robin Ellis Junior Enke Christie Epple Kip Esry Mark Evans Phyllis Evans David Exposito Russell Fairchild Teresa Fanara Tina Farrell John Farris Craig Fenner Shelly Ferrce Lori Fitzmaurice Bridget Flynn Jeff Ford Lisa Foster Anthony Franco Cindy Franklin Gwen Freytag Dave Gallagher Gene Ganson Demetrio Garcia Debbie Garrett Eva Garrison Troy Garrison Gina Gates David George Christopher Ghaly Carmen Gibbs Patti Gimmarro Jerry Ginn Pam Godfrey Tammy Godfrey Robin Goeking John Goeres David Gooch Chuck Gooding Gary Goold Bruce Gordon Linda Green Randy Greenfield Sharon Greenwood Scott Gregath Amy Grier Walter Grimsley David Griner Connie Grzincic Ron Gumm Abby Hafner Chris Hales Brad Hamilton Sheri Hammond Tish Hammons Carla Harfield Kevin Harmon Brian Harp Tim Hartsell Kelli Harvey iitt fi R ? - -'fs' KX S l Q to we '- Q -M51 X X X Q Q X l .. K ,,,, . . -ff, ff-: , .MQ - i 5 K gpmlx , 5 fi i 2 pr, 1 a ' 1 !lfj'if'A- si it 1. g .. : ' KL i JI ,mga Y' G5 Aster seed hallucinates teen scene 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 with students. "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 hatterf' 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. in 'L x Y' ,, 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 said. 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." Bob Haston Dianna Hatfield Lonnie Hauschel Natalie Hautzenrader .lay Hawk Kevin Hayner Renee Haynes Ron Hazelrigg Chris Head Ken Hearne Steve Helmuth Cindy Henderson Robert Henderson Susan Henks Melinda Hickert .ix A - ..i .......i. Eric Holcomb Kathy Holm Rene Holsten Ken Hough Jay Howard Kim Howard Lori Howard Rosie Howard Chris Hubbard Michael Huddle ifififllilff '1':"f'fif fffifzfff:ffw'ft Kathy Huelse Charles Huls Rick Hunter Susan Huntsinger Denise Hurst ,Yi O hree study Journah m at seminar 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 Jersey. 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 said. BSSJ, as they called it, was not easy, Carlson said: "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- ,iw rw, 1 ,. ,, W., 'Q 1 ap- mn-aww-"r agp.-r--cv-M: Mn- f 1 1-f - . .-'Mw-- ' A - " " iSsn-ski ' 651 E s:+sw1ff'2f' 8 Jon Carlson, Jim Burrus and Jim Waterhouse lea Blairstown. 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" show. "We interviewed Bob Woodward, co- author of 'All the Presidents Men' on the I'H 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. l fb p.. fi I X I t v J Qislfxk X r if sw K gp., t NN rs ,::k:: 1 Q Sr? Wt x.,.. X X X! X Tift: so J A mfs, -illffirl Lisa lbarra Ted Ivey Jim Jackson Tina Jackson Jeff Jeffers Alan Johnson Duanita Johnson Robert Johnson Russell Johnson Gary Jones Raymond Jones Tina Jones Pat Justice Vickie Justice Tim Kanics Robin Keene Kathy Keller Shanna Kelley Laura Kelsey David Kercher Julie Kesner Mark Ketchum Deanna Key Sheila Kilgore Janice Kincaid Cindy Kirkman Marsha Kissling Robby Klim Eric Klimt Tim Kluska Chris Knight Mariko Kondo Cindy Koury Keith Kratz Brett Kratzer Jan Krim Stacy Kroner Warren Kurtz Kelley Kytle Jacque LaBruzzo Paule Landes Tom Larkins Robbin Larsen Sherri Larsen Gary Laurence Jeff Laurence Lynn LeCount Patricia Leeper Theresa Leonard Greg LeVota Ben Lewis Steve Linson Jeff Lion Ronald Lipps Kerry Lockwood Kathy Lockyer Esther Longwith Christine Lundy Rohn Luttrell Earle Lyday Kathy Mackey Patricia Macrae Ann Magee Patti Makinen Kreg Mallow Jacque Maloney Paul Mann David Markham Adrian Martinez Debbie Matthews X gf X W x Y Y ik K Q ik v c tx, , L A sf. p xg ng K Jw . af" 2 X . .. , '. 3. - XV:-Ax. " 1 1.-f'f12f'f3ffsffQfa -- 2 Q Vi 'ff' X Rx , ig aaya L .. .Nb , as -was s , , vpgx -su is s A it X tix if 5 gg as is 1' v 1 s. ssl iq? 1-1.1 X .ERR is lg. Q f it X 9 :, at ' ' Q ' of. n Rs- - A L1 Marilyn Maxwell Les McArthur Karen McClain David McClure Jan McConnell cr' mr Robert McDaniel Dan McGee Tina McLeon Jef Mentel Tod Meyers by 04 5 1 r ifigxj 5 f llr.I!'ti5l91.Q Julie Miller Melissa Miller Robin Miller Sabrina Miller Troy Milliron 4 rt X A -A Designer jeans such as Calvin Klein and Gloria Vanderbilt hit the fashion scene for students. Jean styles, hort hair make scene Girls spent more money on jeans, while guys spent more time on their hair this year. 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- mented. 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- while. "I don't mind because girls are more attracted to short-styled hair on guys," senior Warren Kurtz revealed. 1...l-1-- .l Linda Mills Pam Minnis Julie Minton Jeanne Mitchell Lisa Mitchell Kathleen Mizer Erin Monahan Scott Moon Keith Moore Rose Mora Karey Morley Chris Morris Lori Morse Susanne Mueller Susan Mull Beatlemania establishes new group "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 era. "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- vin explained. Their practices are not scheduledg they 1--v The 603 era is relived by members of the Naugahyde Envelope Persuasion both in the clothes they wear and 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," Tim said. Right now they don't have any definite plans for the future. Richard Murdock Jean Murphy Ray Murray Angie Myers Kerri Negaard Greg Netherton Susan Newport Milly Nido Doug Noland Mike Norman Emelie Norris Randy Norris Cindy Oakes Liana O'Dell Carolyn Odom Terry Ogle Louis Orlando Lesa Owens Cindi Oyler Brad Pace Jeff Paris Donald Parrish Gary Parsons Ross Passantino Polly Patton Catherine Payne Kip Payton Diane Pelletier Jerry Peters Lori Peterson Pat Peterson Tim Pfohl Glen Phillips Julie Phillips Lisa Piedimonte William Pierce Kirk Pierpoint Shari Pierson Darin Pilgrim Jana Plaster Jana Ploeger Tina Popplewell Lynn Porter Mike Porter Denise Porterlield Nancy Post Angela Potter Dana Powell Cindy Presley Michelle Presnell Bob Proctor Sheryl Purrier Marcy Pyle Denise Queener Scott Quinn Jennifer Raga Chris Reagan Karen Reed Kathy Reed Tammy Resch Barbara Reynolds Barbi Reynolds Debbie Reynolds Carrie Rice Jolene Rice Jeannie Richardson Tammy Richey Robin Riley Bradley Rinehart Janice Ring G K. s 'VW Xp ..,11,- 5 ssi 11. n " ,Q 15 4 .un-I is Y? li 571-. . 'QF' is 'Q' .bil X - .L 4 i . 1- M his K xg B J N W ,.. y H, 2 iv -i 3 . f - fe-1155? QR KNW Q N if if 3.5 ug'- .QMS t 9 I S D Chris Roach Kent Roberson John Roberts Cheryl Robinson Skip Roscoe 5 . I I Kim Rowley T . 5' ' e ' yt Tracy Rubick . 1 "" Lori Rupe A ' , 1 Sherri Russell 4 A Jeff Rynearson .IA if Q,-. .. ,.. A .. X M K.. X is nxt? . A Jeff Scharig Vicki Schelp Kim Schmidt Angela Schumacher Greg Schwartz Dress code leaves many feeling 'hot' 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 Landes asked. 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 with that: "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. 1... 'YH -- ...- fling jg... M .n . .fig QL! Shorts and thongs will no longer bc worn during school hours because of new dress code policies being enforced. -..1..l.- - senio hree artists get grant 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 Stacy: "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- prisingly. 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 'nga F -ef -,f, . W' -1f'fQti?T ,, 1 .114 qs' Morris Sealyk photography ability along with Stacy Kronerls and Andrea Sullivan is art talents enabled ther to receive scholarships to Kansas City Art Institute. They attended every Saturday for three-hour session. said. 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: Robin Scott Tim Scott Morris Sealy Gary Sell Craig Se'ig Sally Shackelford Bobbi Shakespeare Tracy Shane Debbie Shank Cindy Sharp "Their facilities are really nice,"he said. 3 Y -"' cf! vi sg, ,sg ik :iff A i 4 Kary Shelley Claudia Shepherd Stuart Sherman Beverly Shields Theresa Shissler siitgiki i 4 Q X Y 35' .. L-,f YJ A. . O vii' i-.itz . N K t 'I 1-s we 'Q x ! S P . . , r ya Q9 NX if Li KNX R ,. .. N if ff C fs : ' .Q . E E Q, Qfxfx ii i .t "1 -,. is - - ' vw - 3 Y W X ll x N l X , t QR if S' 5 x 'Je X, ' x fix is Stacey Sieg Lori Sievers Judy Simmons Sandovar Simpson Brian Skinner Shelly Skoch Betty Sloane Robert Slusher Connie Smith Jackie Smith Julie Smith Scott Smith Todd Smith Jeff Snider Monica Soldanels Marcia Soule Dennis Soulis Shelly Spencer Candy Stamps Mark Stanke John Steele Laura Steffes Steven Stewart Denise Stinnett Roxanne Stockdale Richard Stomboly Chris Stout DeeAnn Stratton Lalysa Stussy Andrea Sullivan Brenda Summers Lisa Taylor Darin Thomas Steven Thomas Gary Thompson .lohn Tomlin Melinda Tompkins Shelly Tracy Ken Trenary Beth Tucker Lauri Turnbow Cathy Turner Julie Umbach Brooks Usrey Tammie Van Artsdalen Gary VanVelson Melita VanWinkle Randy Vaughan Deanna Wade Kristy Waisner Renee Waldon Bryan Walker Mike Wallenberg Kim Warnock Everett Warren Susi Washburn Jim Waterhouse Debbie Webb Mike Weber Dixie Wescott Susan Wesley Tammi Weyrauch Susan Wheeler Greg White Sherri White Sondra White Danny Whiteaker Nancy Whitworth Clark Wilcox Rhonda Wilcox sf - Srssafv -1-esuzae ' L i-AY' A ,- -I. W.. J t sasfw... : A if k...5g5L. sg.-to 4? 3m Q A 1 I .av is ,gg tt 'Q l 1 . 5 ii ,. Y A e ,.fv' 5 39 JL. 'Y' Y"" 1 4 f' Costs rise to despair of tudent 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 Steele said. 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 down costs."' "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- key said. 1 J Q- 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. X L I ' J K- John Williams i . K ' t... Steve Williams A ' 1 "af t Danny Wilson ' -' D . C' Kelly Wilson t qflt - , A , g Mike wilson E . , 'ykk . X ss l A 1-97 -r' t Q5 -ns. X ,QQ X -t-- . SPX CI? A Sherri Wilson John Wingo Darin Witham Lisa Woods st , s X. -awsL.Q.a,,s 5. s ff 55? r '1 -I . . 3 S5321 an ., uv ,Q 1- 4 Q i. -A Q 1 On Denise Worden Jan Wyrick Susan Yeager Judy Young Robert Young Debbie Zion - Katie Waterhouse leads junior class 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 in Paradise." Pictured at right: Top ro W: Angie Zimmerman, vice- president: Ka tie Waterhouse, president, Bottom row: Susie Lindsey, treasurer, Tammy Duckworth, secre- tary, juniors 1 ..'a K H Adam Adair Kelly Adams i ' - Loreto Adrales I Sadie Ahloe '- I Tom Alcox 'T as 45 Richard Alfano Intez Ali 2 t ,F ,v H, Q 5 ,F at , 42, rm if wg W, . if L Q Mike Allan Lonann Alter Joe Amberson Dana Amos Julie Anderson Mark Anderson Terry Anderson Cathy Andrews Anna Angotti Kathy Angotti Terry Arthur Nive Atagi iii 'L Kevin Atherton . gi- ' IQ gm , 1 , 1 Robert Bacus 'TN i ii' "' ' 33 an .. 3, Sc 1 'wel 4 if airy?-2' ,A K litittlif li ' 4 A414 '11 1' -49 , al -- JW .v Y if ' 11 , I X if 1 I ,r It Q is-X .X 'V it s Xgwlxli' 7- li B fi 1 '.,, 1 .s.7.. sk N. XE. ? fi, 1 .L 1- wx'J.-1 x sf xx .V 'U Q 0 1 fx, AQ LuAnn Bailey Jackie Baker Tom Baltzell Chris Barker Susan Barnes David Barragan Vince Barreto Vicki Batterton Cheri Beach Julie Beard Melissa Beaver Olivia Becerra Melissa Beck Cynthia Beebc Julie Bellville Phil Bennett David Bilycu Don Bisges John Bishop Denise Black Brian Blackwell Craig Blankenship Phillip Blount Rhonda Boeker Angie Bohanon Sheila Bokrovits Rose Bonadonna Angela Bone Donna Booker Terry Boone Bob Bowers Paul Boyd Gerald Bradford Colin Braley Bob Briggs Kathryn Brown Mike Bruce Patricia Bruner David Bryant Mike Buck Brenda Buckley Victor Bucko Michelle Burasco Tracy Burgess Randy Burnett Scott Burnett Chuck Burris Anita Burton Cheryl Butcher Lisa Butcher Roger Campbell Steve Canaday Doug Carpenter Jeff Carr Steve Carr Glenn Carter Rusty Case Danielle Casselman Charlotte Caviness Tammy Chamberland Melinda Chandler Kelly Chapman Bob Charboneau Judy Childers Jay Christina Michelle Clark Esther Cline Beth Clinefelter Shelley Clutter Narciso Codilla Cliff Cokington Charles Coleman Liz Commino Steve Conrick David Cordes Tina Corzine Felicia Cox Susan Cox Amy Crager Page Crow Dana Cummins Melaney Dacy Ron Danahy Brian Daniel Craig Daniels Sandy Davies Nancy Dempsey Mark Denney Sherri DeSelms Jean Deters Steve Dietrich Donna Dinsmore Christie Dod Greg Donahoo John Donnici Colleen Donovan Grant Dorsey Licia Dowell Terr now participates in athletics Strenuous workouts come easy for ju- 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 athlete. "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, he explained. The operation proved to be successful, yet painful: "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 relief. "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." -.Wi -W ,Q , L r Xl .i f S Gait i F 'H i i A-.J Lynne Dowell Sonya Dowell Gigi Downey Jamie Downey Debra Driskell Linda Droege Darrel Drumright Pat Duchene Tammy Duckworth Susan Dungan Michele Du Rec Chris Earnshaw Tom Easley Tammy Ebert ' XII l .., S K .lim Eden Lisa Eischen Kathy Ek Larry Elkins Donald Ellenberger Jeff Ellis .lim Engleman Scott Epperson Barbara Evans L- Eric Evans 1., t I Pat Fahnestock Rebecca Fann 1-L Danna Fanshar Rachel Farnham R at 1 Ia N as SEE K gt qt Q- af 4. AJ r Donna Farquhar Q Dana Felton Christine Feo -r :1l'-'- H Mark Ferguson Q Teresa Figgins Susan Fitch X , Ng X W. ie is ' 5 Q Mike Fornelli A I Greg Fox Eddie Frazier Rhonda French John Friend Roger Gamble Celia Garcia ' 'F Teresa Garrison X , 1 .5 31 Kevin Gauldin Leanna Gearhari Kirk Gensler Robin Gentry Sandy Giandalia Todd Gibson Eddie Gifford , x' 'F Parking lot still brings problems 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- i ated fewer problems. Complaints from ',,,,v teachers, though, emphasized the mount- f F R l it ' F 'X ing problem of students parking in the fac- ulty parking lot. But, students had their complaints, too, especially about the speed bumps "They're too high," senior Morris Sealy said. Jeff Gilbert Tamiko Gilkey Tracy Goddard Vito Gomez Keith Goosey Lori Goosman Ron Gouldsmith Kirk Graham Mike Graham Sherry Graham Susan Graham Melody Greathouse Karen Greble Brenda Green Jeff Green Lori Greenfield Chris Greer Deanna Gregath Debbie Gregg Donnie Gregg Teri Gregory Lisa Gregovich Bert Gross Teri Gurney Linda Halsey Jon Hamilton Dean Hammond Cindy Hanes Tracy Hanlon Patricia' Harcharik Christy Hardwick Denelle Harlacher Gloria Harless Janet Harris Todd Harris Jo Hauschel Tina Hawk Linda Hayner Jim Hayward Dwila Heath Kevin Hedges Pete Hedlin Brian Heidbrier Kathy Henderson Shelley Hendrix Bob Henley Kevin Herring Mark Hill Sherri Hill Libby Hoelscher Mike Hoeppner Craig Holdeman Laura Holeman Jeana Holloman Kelly Holm Mark Hood Carla Hooper Susan Hopkins Lisa Horner Sherrie Horner Robby Howard Rod Howard Chris Huff Belinda Hurt Regina Hutton Joy Immer Mike Jacobs Lana Jenson Lynnette Jenson Scott Jenson Alan Jobe Sharon Johann Andy Johnson Angie Johnson Deanna Johnson Debbie Johnson Jim Johnson Joe Johnson Anita Johnston Glenda Jones Lisa Jones Scott Jones Steve Jones Tim Jones Pam Jordan Leslie Joy John Justice Elizabeth Katherman Kay Keightley Carolyn Kelley Randy Kelley Megan Kelly Josh Kennedy Amber Kenworthy Tony Kim Larry Kincaid Steve Klim Dee Klinginsmith fi A pink ' Tv 'ii . : ykl t ,- sfqil Sl if e r X? x tl i ,W si Y 'F Xl i X X Z 2 ,f at l seg , 'N x 1 ,if -sig - x C C Mg YA K ' W lk A l My 'S r Jil A W5 um li K' -.-Q Sw XX St. :ak A. Xl, X f Xe it . E4 tw' i Q, xi J i ...S Cindy Kluska Karla Knapp Malinda Kohl Matt Kraner Jeffrey Kuenne Sheryl Laber Lori Lady Matt Lafferty Rick Laffoon Vicky Laffoon Paul Landes Pennie Langton Rob Latimer Robin Latimer i N' ai?-E-fws X Ref I 'X -N K xx sbs K . Y - - Karla Lavis - Jill Lazenby N Penny Leath Cindi Lewis - - Nancy Lewis Becky Lilly . , . Susi Lindsey . ei Pepin's art expresses his feelings 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 school: "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 myself." 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- ii .,,. v , N , i , qgh., ,y L., , Before Pepin Conde begins his career, he would like to obtain an art scholarship if possible. "1 t 's hard to get an 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- pin said. 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' - i Lisa Linhardt Tracie Linville David Lippe Leslie Lipps Steve Little Julie Locascio Bryan Lowderman Gregg Lowe Diane Lucero David Lundberg Kathy Lundy Brian Luttrell Julie Lyon Robin Maddox Jeff Magel Lisa Magruder Connie Major Mike Makinen Cyndi Maloney David Mancini Carla Manns Bill Mansfield Kathy Markham Michelle Martin John Mayer David McClellan Kelly McCloud Julia McCormick Cafeteria ladies serve breakfast 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 lobby. X le ' '18 5 in Steve McGee Teresa McMahon Brian MeMillian John Meek Robin Messina Doug Meyer Johnna Meyer Belinda Milford Bill Miller Janice Miller Jeanette Miller Steve Milliron Denise Milstead Laura Minthorn Dale Minton John Mitchell John Monaco Beth Moore Cindy Moore Mark Moore Todd Morgan Julie Murphy Lisa Nash Terri Nelson April Noland Allan Nordike Mitch Norfleet Jacquie O'Benar Elaine Ogle Robert Olinger Patti Orwiek Robert Osborne Carrie Pagel Robin Palmer John Parrish Gary Paul Barbara Paxton Dennis Pearl Lisa Pennington Marsha Perkins Patty Petet John Pettit Cheryl Philpott Laura Philpott Melody Pier Laurie Pierpoint Ginger Pimblott Peggy Pine Jana Pinson Kent Polacek Lynnie Pollock Brenda Popplewell Noelle Pratt David Presley Sheila Preston Angie Price Abby Pulley Debbie Quaintance Bonnie Quick Leslie Ragner Mike Rago Dana Lu Ragsdale Robin Raiford Lisa Reagan Kimberly Redman Robin Remington Don Renfrow Lisa Reyes Pat Rice Teresa Rice Andy Richardson Margret Richardso John Richey Dave Rickey Paul Riffe Renee Riley Carmen Risinger Tammie Roark Brent Roberts Brian Robertson Mike Romstad James Rutherford Fred Ryken Gina Sager Tony Salazar Debbie Saluto Tammie Sams Gary Sartain Stacy Sartin Donny Scardino Kurtis Schmitt David Scott Shelly Scranton Kevin Shellhorn Bruce Shinabargar Mindy Shockey David Shockley Wesley Short K - M s Lys! L g,Qg?' is A ffsii at tx. 'im f' -GN Y. 4 i li I Q.: I 1 R YQ' W Car lover hopes to be drag racer 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 lifetime hobby. "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," he added. 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 - . 1 1 , --.I A,.,.ZA,. .nknf r-lace I sary to put in the car," Mike said. "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- ued. 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 cars only. 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 car!"' 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 A' A- --' A-' Y rw... A -A-MiM,,,,,,. .,.,, Toni Shouse Elissa Shreckengaust Ed Simmons Donnie Simons Scott Simpson Rick Skinner Lori Slaybough Gerald Sloan Tammy Smith Glenn Snowden Lyn Snowden Kevin Spencer Jerry Spratt Barry Spry Laurie Squibb Ron Srader Sheri Staatz Scott Stanley Brian Stephens Mike Still Jeff Storms ? Course stresses individual needs Learning disability classes were offered 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 lacks." 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S 't D I 3 p':-,Q-: .- 'Q 1. f it Sophomores plan future prom funds Raising money was the biggest struggle for the sophomore class officers, Danny Childress, presidentg Gina Zimmerman, 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 year's junior prom funds: "We have worked on various promo- tions, but nothing really big," Danny said. "We didn't really need anything this year, but we tried to get a jump on next year's junior prom," Tani concluded. Kevin Browning Robert Bruner Alan Brunson Cindy Buckley Carl Burns Keith Burns Danny Burrus Jeff Butler Chris Button Douglas Byrd Troy Calvin Chris Campbell Rhonda Campbell Toni Campos so x N, S X N N " ,s N JF Jerry Carlson 5 Mike Carr t - . Melody Carroll 1 . , Chris Cartwright Kyla Case Steve Case 3, Jody Caton 9 ' -K :S " . lifi Robert Cavanaugh Sherri Chambers Larry Chilcott Danny Childress Chris Christensen Lee Christina Russell Clothier avid uses martial arts for defense When sophomore David Bonadonna was beaten up while pretending to know Judo, he decided it was time to take les- sons. "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 giving demonstrations. 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- ... sophomores Liz Clough Tom Cochran 'Cathy Cohoon Joe Colletti Kevin Collins Scott Comer Angie Comstock 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 dangerous. "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 got to like it.', l . 1-.417 a , , A ftdjc -1 s. ' 4 z 'V A 1 W? I Derek Conde Dominic Conde .I ' - Scott Connors Paula Copeland ' -A Garry Copenhaver Dan Cordle Allen Corzine K 16 a 'SP' 2 3' Lorie Coughenour 1 Carol Courier " . Nancy Cox Wly at -. 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James Holm Debbie Holman Mike Hooper Kim Hopkins Tracy Horn Michael Hosack Jimmy Hotalling we sa is N E we ...xv H X N VE ff K. ys.. . ,L Brian Howard A Kim Howard A i l' K fi Jeff Howe J 6 Michele Huddle i "i , mg? , Dale Hudson A - . . Mark Huelse , i'f Randy Hukkanen k A' x R x ,Eb X X Q its x N K 5 . 3' Q N a .. .5 I .t.W .5 f l .. awe- gg 4 z Q3 X,NX e f S I i. ill at Q L4 it is I -. X 11 fr gi QW ,,,., , X X.-,V .As vo .S it '73 NN l f 3? 3 . F u . :Sf I J 1 . Q2 1 V iz -c ... 4' ly. lb' R .3- .,x 115 'i W1 J gr' - sf 'Wi 4 'Li f . ,,,. 4 at T t .st 7' x-- R49 Kitt fl fm 'hx 4- '15-,sf 1-44 , QQNV as N -v Q11-.lx W A X 'J 715 E iii Q QQ J J v Y Q ' - M4 J . Q wiv 'fa mm ff ,3 Colorado slopes lure Trumanites 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 said. One factor that limits the number of students who go is the cost. An average ski trip costs around S200 to S300 for one person. 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, Doug said. Ores ll Larry Hunter Michelle Hurd Melinda Hutchison Brent lnce Jim Jardine Ron Jenkins Sandra Jenkins Karen Johann Brent Johnson Stacey Johnson 2 . Steve Johnson --1 l Sue Johnson Susan Johnson xy , Jamie Jones Richard Jones Scott Joseph Vincent Kacklcy Linda Kallmeier Debbie Karas Douglas Katz Lisa Kehring George Keil Cathie Kemp " ' Sarah Kendall -4 V 5 Q? Y.-Q , , ,, g Q3 1 1 2 Sam Kennedy :ef v . , - f W4 ' J 2 'Q f ' f. ,Q , 4- 'X me . -, TEX. , , I , ,w . 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X i il' f X .N t i s X e ,f fi his X Long hours of practice evoke tour 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- chestra. "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- tra: "There is only one girl who is younger than me, and she's 14. The rest are older," Sherri said. 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," she said. These practices led to hign rankings: "Everv vear at St. I.m1is. I nlnv 2 mln I I I 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. she said. 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. Even though they fill auditoriums, a lot AF naman L.f...,. ..,...-.. 1.--..,1 In -L -UU accordion, or if they have, they think it is dumb. But you can play just about any- thing on it, and you can make it sound like 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 LA'-. 4A .-I-.. .4 77 ' it ' Q . gi' W gg af veg. LW J. L L "A ' , J ea if . 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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 changes. Nw Wwe? - if ,JBA IKWJMA it 1 J W it tw if - avid win first places with ducks 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: Stacey Smothers Deanna Snider Ann Snyder Sam Snyder Jim South Janet Sperry Kent Spiers Tani Stankc Sylvia Stauffer Jim Steele Carman Steinman Lisa Stomboly Glenda Stowers Bobby Strait Scott Streed Kevin Stroup Lori Sullivan Marcus Sutherland Lisa Sutton Darrin Swait David Tally Sheila Taton A, ' , John Taylor V Lisa Temple V 4 Tara Thompson 1 Adrienne Thornton David Titus Debbie Toner ,1, i... ..,. E "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 and cows: "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 win. "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,', David explained. 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. 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A y ' x W Q X Jw Silika Tonga Tim Trader Kim Trusty Kristy Tucker Rodney Turley David Tweedy Lori Umstead Monica Usrey Mark VanCompcrnolle Shelley VanMeter Jane VanTassel Steve Vaughan Sally Vaughn Hugh Vest Lana Waggener Rick Waggener Lisa Wagner Shelli Wahrenbrock Angie Walker Steve Walker Sandra Walter Donna Webb Susan Weddington Kim Wehmeyer Lisa Welch Dean Welsh Mary Wesley Rhonda West Bob Wheeldon Anita Wheeler Debbie Wheeler Jeff Wheeler Lucy Wheeler Tracy White Jim Whitworth Ken Wicker Bill Wilcox Rinda Wilcox Leslie Wiley John Wilkinson Andy Williams Robert Williams Susan Williamson Susie Williamson Stephanie Wilson Sheryl Wingo Paige Winship Steve Winship Catherine Winslow John Wiser Dana Witham Theresa Witthar Jean Wolford David Wood Jim Wood Pam Wood Michelle Wright Kendra Yahne Lynn Yeager Jack Young Susan Young Amy Zimmerman Gina Zimmerman I Board of Education Jeanne Miller President Dr. H. Ray Morrison Vice-President Fred C. Bozarth Member Helen French Member Duane F. Qualls Member Lucy Scherer Member Administrators Dr. Robert Henley Superintendent of Schools Emory Parks Duputy Superintendent Edward J. Shelton Assistant Superintendent-Finance Norrene Farley Assistant to Superintendent- Treasurer David Rock Director of Instruction Dr. Gail Williams Curriculum Coordinator Dr. Robert Watkins Director of Special Programs Norma Osborn Director of Federal Programs and Community Relations , ii i. t l A V5'i l ,o.,f-una,-. ' e" ,, , il Q' V y, gg, al, 'Ji Uk 5 lb " skffw' Q. ff t , .,.. . ., 1- V? . 5' F' . 4 . I 313 1 ,. yypy V . " 2 7 1" 3- -i,. if Wi "l GF l 1 ibh' me A . ,.,.. 7 . ,L . I -L17'i"" 1 f ' his l 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- dents. "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 explained. 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- dent, said. "We are ultimately responsible, but the administration sets each school's policies. They have to follow our guidelines," Mill- er said. 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. Williams said. nh , I, . - 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 j JP. rank Holwick becomes ruman, vice-principal 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 November: "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 face." 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- principals. "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. Principal Frank Holwick, M.S. Vice-Principal Clay Snowden, M.S. Vice-Principal 1 I '1v1u-u-..,.,- Gail Wil Above: Frank Holwick replaced Dr. liams as vice-principal in November. Right Truancy among students keeps Clay Snow den, vice-principal, busy. principals X .29 liuusfqa... f . f VXA 3 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. Mathematics Doug Allen, B.S. Social Studies Kingdon Anderson, B.A English Linda Baker, M.S. English Lynne Barnes, M.A. Counselor Wilhemina C. Barnett, M A English Rick Berlin, B.S. Mathematics Forrest Bertoldie, B.S. Social Studies, Family Relations William Beyer, M.S. Mathematics Marilyn Bosso, M.A. Food Service Supervisor James L. Bowman, B.S. Physics, Science Louis H. Braley, M.S. Art Rhonda Capps, B.S. Social Studies William Clark, M.A. Social Studies Mary W. Clements, B.S. Spanish Ron Clemons, M.A. Publications, Journalism Don Coffman, M.S. Physical Education Laweence J. Cook, Specialist Distributive Education George Coskey, M.S. Counselor Norman Cox, M.A. Mathematics Edmond Davidson, M.A. Social Studies Thomas Demark, M.A. Driver Education Jack R. DeSelms, M.S. Drafting Jerry Dinsmore, M.S. Biology, Ecology ad names future plan for Senora 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 for her: "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- reer: "I started speaking English fluently there, and I felt I was going to enjoy teach- ing it." After college she returned to Puerto i P F V I 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- dence: "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 at Truman." So after teaching a foreign language in 1 - 6: ,sssiifivfg gr',i4e:t:?imH? 'ass-e. 5,36- li ne-P! 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. Mathematics Philip E. Dunham, M.M.E. Vocal Music Merideth Francis, M.A. English John Freytag, M.S. Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds i fi i t Monte Gagliardi, M.S, Driver Education, Advanced Health Linda Grantham, B.S. Accounting, Typing Linda Griffith, M.A. English Robert Handley, M.A. Counselor - .. -- X Counselor appreciate new center 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 new features: "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 materials." 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- .av u N5 5-v56.Q",b,J ,fa W' JY we All 03 357527 C' gl ' 5-8, X 69,0 X Charles Harris, B.A. JNN7' ' xv ' Mathematics xy W 5 John M. Henderson, M.S. ' l' by N00 I Social Studies -M at J S- Peter Hile, B.S. pp German, Physical Education Jane Holliway, Specialist English 's Xvixoj-1' LXYN Vicki L. Hood, B.S. Home Economics Genevieve Howard, B.S. English Floyd Hubble, M.S. English Al Hunter, B.A. Photography 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 space available: "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 commented. 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 area." 1' tt!! A 2 .1 'Q' ., X 5 leii "F-?f 'T : lf ,,.-g 53 Ht W e t in .-- 'N st. ff 5, f 161 OS. '27, xV'i"'l ' Pt i . t Gerald Jackson, M.S. Distributive Education Norman James, M.S. Supervisor of Athletics Judy Johnson, B.A. Physical Education Joan Jones, M.S. Business Rhea Kalhorn, B.A. Social Studies Sharon Keeland, B.S. Librarian Karen B. Kerr, B.A. Forensics Terry Keeton, M.A. Physical Education Marilyn King, B.A. Art Nancy Lewis, B.A. Social Studies Gary Love, B.M. Band, Orchestra Louise Lyons, B.S. Physical Education Colleen Mack, B.S. Mathematics Ray Maher, M.S. Driver Education Janice Malott, M.S. Art Marian Manuel, M.S. Business Mary Ann McGovern, B S Home Economics Bob McHenry, M.S. Physical Education Virginia Miller, B.S. Business Charles Naudet, B.A. Computer Science, Mathematics Doris Negaard, M.A. English Charles Nelson, M.S. Chemistry, Science Martha Owens, B.A. Audio Visual Librarian Roger Pauk, B.S. Social Studies Sheila Pool, M.A. Counselor Faith Porter, B.S. Learning Disabilities Casilda Rice, M.A. Spanish Sue Ridings, M.S. Family Relations Doneta Robertson, B.S. Home Economics Mary Robinson, B.S. Carole Sapp, B.A. Physical Education Mark A. Scherer, M.A. Social Studies Martha Jane Sears, R.N Nurse John Shinn, M.A. Business Donna Shuler, B.S. Physical Education James Simmons, M.S. Industrial Arts Debra Smith, B.S. Business Neal Standley, M.A. Biology Rex Stephens, M.S. Social Studies Buell Stewart, M.S. Counselor Ann Sunderland, B.A. French Sharon Thompson, M.A. English Harold Thomson, B.S. Industrial Arts Cindy Thornton, B.S. Business Kathleen Tucker, B.S. Drama Charles White, M.S. Industiral Arts John Wilkinson, B.A. Social Studies Nancy Ziegenhorn, B.A. English No Picture: James Talbott, B.S. Psychology .1 gn i krrr , ,,,,., . , ., ,,.., 'ff ' r W, f'Jg'1f I 1.-v.2': ,. N .TW .',, 'a , ' u 1- sung -' if-A ,Q-4-.X ,z .QT 'mn fij'8XJ ltla xr fi ag,- 1 R41- fx Q it W- I, MN- Sas' i err" .lune Ahrens, attendance secretary, explains the procedures of the office to Kristy Waisner. Secretarial assignments 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, Janet Reed: "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. . A, ,gf T X it xii 4 :Nh Q tu, sum- Riagg xxx af' 1, ly' ,f ,L ff ,Q K fi Janet Reed secretary in the new library, has a variety of du ties and responsibil- 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 better: "I have less work now. The work is di- vided among the five of us. It's easier on all of us." I etaries June Ahrens Attendance secretary Phyllis Hanson Records secretary Beverly Kuzniakowski General Secretary Alice Miller Principal's Secretary, Finance Secretary Janet Reed Library Secretary Melody Skelton General Secretary A . 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 food: "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 cut back: "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," Austin said. "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 said. 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 u iclc said. 1 51, 'J 5 ,A , i aiia l w TL. ,,,,. , . 4, x i sf M V .,,.'., 'QM ff wi -fv- 36' Above: The custodial staff has been cut by two men because of inflation, but they are still able to do thc jobs 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. lix. ""T"'m""'T" ' fii , . 'X' sw? me 4 M M125 aw W H 1 . K "K L - - 1 . W3 3 v ' f 15.512 Wag Swag.. K- 1, ww.-f, f Mm. . H. .., g, Q . .Q :1122"56i1:f1P?f ' Pi M'x-:?:.-k- me . - . A EJ, " if ww m 1 .- ' A KS am mock Slm HW Mom, fx! W " " ' 55 5 Y EW?-Y?-L3??2-153 Q f'-X i Ki 2 Q, 2221 1,1 r gi gggaum xipnun L xy f 'Jil Ma 0 'Q E 3 We 9 4 ......- - ,KN 1 f L , nll""-I xiiiuwa-I , '-if-if FL :H N Q In-.Q .... -f,-lrdexix gn ww- J Q X N. V 2 I S7 Wy,xx3g,u. .2m -'ull' GOU' 4 Y J if W ' QKVR ff 'Lf gfs, " sw - 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 homework deadlines: "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 commented. 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- H' .9 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. lli Work-stud enables Rick 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 x FTW' 1.-"" 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: Treble Track, Treble Office Choir. NFL, "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- 9 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 Constructing big dream for Aronhalt 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 release program." Even though Jim works at a car wash, his interests laid in construction. There- fore, his vocational class was Building Trades: "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 program: "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 270." 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 Truman." 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- scraper. 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 Club QSecretaryfTreasurerfPresidentj, "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. 46 seniors leave school at semester Early college and career plans were at- tributed to the increase of seniors wanting to take advantage of the seven-semester option.. 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 Shepherd said. 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- ation ceremony. 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. ' UN1vERs1TY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY I.- I li. ...I LY S TRUMAN C-XN1l'lSl '4- 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, 2 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- taryfTreasurerfPresidentj, AFS, "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, --1-11 Chris, Sheryl share talents as musicians 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 musicians. 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 Christmas break. "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 explained. 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 sophomore year. "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 bassoon: "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 Sheryl said. 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 this year 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 Susan: Vo-Tech. 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 , - 9 1 a ' 9 ' 9 s ' 9 ' a 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- ne . Front Row Dyan Lucero, Natalie Hautzenrader, Tamika Gxlkey Rob Hodges Phillip Dunham Second Row Debbie Bishop Lana gener, Vicky Laffoon Mendyfff 'ai' Shockey, Melody Pier Kathy , '- l',i "-,, ,-,' f '-',' ssrriffhrrdiekowg.MaryiJones Lucy Wal J lacegjlfina Farrell- Lisa McCartney CarlaS Manns i Kim' Williams Karen 1nTheen Rose Mora Tome Shouse W We , 7 7 Barb Reynolds Lori Morse D6bb1Qf.iQf ,'-"-i,li McQlauiQ sist GigiiDowney, Lana Pen Gregg Charly Goodwin Jennlefzfffiiasifglps33 stgase 7 7 7 Fourth i"i ifkow -fArnber Kenworthy nel1gfPennyf'Adm1rei J Brenda Green Graham ,,', egag Laura g Champion Crain,-,Carla Harfield Betsy W tsst tggwgders, ,Qebbie,Bvans' Laura Ho- x trs Isle?-Teriofss Dm Cummws t . ' 7 7 7 7 7 7 . 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 . . . . . 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G ,. , , . , , ,,- - . u ' 9 J-Qlif 9 ' Q s ' N ' - 35.224 f 9 ' fvfft x IMOJA - aaaa - 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 Admire , 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 Anderson, Anderson, Anderson Angela 200 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, 187 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 Busker Austin, Jeff 126, 150 Austin, Lee 223 Auxier, Jacque 167 Auxier, Perry 200 Ayers, Joy 167 - bbbb - 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, 15 167, 243 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 6, 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 52, 167 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 Brown, Brown, Brown, Browni Bruce, Bruce, Leroy 215 Michelle 39, 54, 150, 167 Roger 87, 167, 169 ng, Kevin 201 Kent 167 Mike 187 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 Burns, Burris, Sara 20, 102, 103, 132, 168 Chuck 187 Burrus, Danny 201 Burrus, James 50, 159, 161, 168, 174 Burton, Anita 187 Vicki 168 Butcher, Cheryl 187 Butcher, Lisa 188 Butler, Jeff 201 Butler, Joe 168 Button, Chris 62, 93, 201 Byrd, Doug 201 1 CCCC - ruce travels to Washington for seminars 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 continued. Selections were made by the individual schools: "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 Classroom." Researching information and keeping up with current events will help Bruce this summer as he studies the U.S. government in the Presidential Classroom. 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 index 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 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 Cross , Cheryl 202 Cross, Helen 222 Cross, Mark 202 Cross Crow , Robbin 170 , Page 58,15l,159,188 Croxton, Neil 64, 65, 202 Cummins, Dana 58, 62, 153, 188 - dddd - Dacy, Chris 202 Dacy, Melaney 188 Danahy, Ron 188 Davis C0HSCfiPfi0H , l iA : i l l , : tw' ""' If 1 'ii . ig is 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 A new twist was added to the question 2555 3 X QV., 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. index , 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 said. 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 Rick 203 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 1 C666 - 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 im... ra... -:sz me 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 England, Kevin 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 - ffff Fairchild, Russell 171 Fahnestock, Pat 65, 190 Fanar a, Angie 203 Fanara, Teresa 61, 171 Fann, 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 - gggg '- 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 2, 191 Heath, Dwile 64, 65, 147, 191 Hedges, Kevin 191 Hedlin, Peter 124, 136, 147, 152, 158, 159, 161 191 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 Gentry, Gentry, George, George, Mike 203 Robin 105, 190 David 172 Deanna 222 Gerdts, Brock 93, 203 Ghaly, Christopher 53, 58, 65, ,172, 232 171 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 -- hhhh 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 Hill, Sherri 191 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 161, 192 Knox, 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 Johnson, Johnson, Sue131,135, 205 Susan 205 Knight, Tim 65, 205, 206 Bobby 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 Howard, Howard, Howard, Howard, Kim 58, 61, 204 Lori 53, 154, 174 Rod 62, 192 Rose 174 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 Jones, Gary 21, 27, 57, ss, 62, 6 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 74 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 - 1111 -- Ibarra, Lisa 99, 175 Immer, Joy 61, 69, 192 lnce, Brent 83, 124, 205 Ivey, Ted 175 - JM - 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 - kkkk - 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 - 1111 - 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 Johnson , 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 47, 156 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 ayne finds new lifestyle in America When sophomore Wayne McDowell transferred to Truman, he adjusted to not only a new school but also to a new coun- try. "The language is the same, but there are a lot of other things that are different," Wayne said. 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- ferent: "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 doesn't mind: "The girls here are much prettier even though they wear too much make-up," he added ith a smile. I.. I' 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 former school 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 - 111111111111 - 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 KAD.-...I-I FLAG 'HY1 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, 176 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, 158, 177 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 Miller Virginia 219 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 Rush concert provides high 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 Hall: "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 the concert." 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 comb said. Many people didn't care about any- thing: "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 Moore 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 207 154, 179 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 - IIIIIIII - Nash, Lisa 128, 135, 150, 195 1 0000 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 O'Neill, Tracy 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, 13 180 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 Richardson 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 Mike 208 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 ' ' f" 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?" Presley, David, Presnell, Micllbll 41, 180 Preston, Sheila 196 Price, Angie'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 - qqqq -' Quaintance, Debbie 196 Queener, Denise 180 Quick, Bonnie 196 Quick, Scott 208 Quinn, Pat 180 ' Quinn, Stacey 208 - rrrr - 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 n ,,,, n1.-:- 'lo o'l Inn Richey, John 90, 196 Richey, Tammy 162, 180 Ricketson, Jeff 208 Richey, David 150, 159, 196 Ridell, Sonja 116 Ridings, Sue 220 Rieder, Judy 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 - .ssss - 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, 209 181 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 Strait,Robert 210 Stratton, DeeAnn 183 Streed, Scott 62, 210 Joyce, Strohm 198 Stroud, Laura 58, 147, 198 Stroup, Kevin 112, 113, 210 Stroud, Laura 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 Q--u-fe lN..-..!.. GIA 148, 1 183 52, - ffl! - 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 Thompson Thompson Dawn 198 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 1 l1l1l1l1 Umbach, Julie 61, 184 Umbarger, Roger 44, 198 Umsted, Lori 211 Usrey, Brooks 184 Usrey, Mark 211 Usrey, Monica 135 - VVVV 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, 184 184 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, 159, 199 Vinson, Kim 62, 199 1 WWWW - 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 Wallace, Wallace, Wallace, Elbert 223 Kevin 199 Lucy 62, 123 Wallenberg, Mike 184 Walsh, Joel 74, 90, 199 Walter, Sandra 123, 211 Warner, Mary 199 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, Wheeler Wheeler, Anita 211 Debbie 211 Wheeler: Dennis 199 Wheeler, Jeff 211 Wheeler, Lucy 211 Wheeler, Steve Wheeler, White, B Susan 184 yron 87 White, Charles 220 White, Greg 184 White, Leslie 44, 45, 147, 199 White, Mike 199 White, S hari 162 White, Sherri 61, 147, 148, 184 White, Sondra 148, 153, 184 White, Tom 199 White, Tracy 211 Whiteaker, Danny 184 Whitmore, Brenda 199 Whitson, Brenda 162, 199 nn -. .. n -.. utual talent allows growth in music, faith While Perri Blount hits her brother Phil, he laughs, not because he is being spiteful, but from his joke about their unique togetherness. "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 fell together." 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 part. "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 lot more." Music allows Perri and Phil Blount to express their talent and religious faith in a group they formed called Sonshine, which performs at local .2 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 49 its 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 Q E Wright, Ronnie 199 Wynn, Karen 199 Wyrick, Jan 49, 61, 123, 247, 185 churches. index 2 -YYYY' 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 1 ZZZZ - 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, 186, 199 Zimmerman, Gina 131, 201, 211 Zion, Debbie 185 37565 7 if elif? l gf Q--lj Z7 li ei 9 tftitessriittlt 5 5 it gif? 55? e? ii Jfy .v'l,.x 'Q l I X5 7" 4 s tlkf 'P gi N y A i i.4 ff AER- ef' .a P ,K 'QA 'lag " K-... un-,w-vw., Left: Typing is one class where Susie 's blindness does not prove to be a hindrance. Above: There are no 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. .... fd' t.'n inns 'hu frm' "The cafeteria is the hardest for me, "Susie said. "I have someone who helps me through lunch each day. " 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 said. . She overcomes blindness by Leighanne Best Kathy Reed 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, said. 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 teachers. "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 translator, said. 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." m5512323 33-M OW i hfifodi it SWT? jiitjlflluili' logjbujipnwf . ,EWR rgwiiswtgnsmofaawrua Lili X devil .,'lQli?i1J:..ixsJ et li ft: ei? -lei M time , N ' dp i J- U -f3'9.ePul3ml3fLoJy,0.tQ biosihll Mr: we MW"T...-...f W we gamer , Nj if Qigjflif ff Mita? sr tiff-fir fi tgggjwgj- my it .ff 2. if Some days go slowl by Leighanne Best A 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 differed: "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 said. After sitting in class for three hours, fatigue sat in for many students. Some said they anxiously waited for a break of the monotony: "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. "A lot of my friends that I never get a 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- eryday: "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 Reed said. 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 hours: "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: "School can be a lot of fun. It just de- pends on what you put into it," junior Ka- tie Waterhouse said. . 7 . X, J IK ' fi J 3, X 'X f ,f j ' N t - ' i A up - hi, V ,gl t. . ,lj , X , ,4 i . ig. .Va f. I,-of W XY I fn . f . ' ilk' . H, X, f , , . V . , ,, 1, 'If Q lvl' ii - rr 1 if' I l ll V 0 X 'X Y. ,V ' t- , rf' . i tv' PX. " . N, Below: With the increasing prices of gasoline. mol students are being forced lo ridc thc bus to nn from school. This has cut down on thc parking Ir problem since the number of students who drive hz. declined. Aw of " k 'i 'S v ' 'f y Q' 1 g ll " -ga: ' 'S xii:-2,-t s .. W Left: Pop machines are available for students before and after school by the cafeteria, in the teachers' lounge and in the locker room area. 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