Truman High School - Heritage Yearbook (Independence, MO)
- Class of 1982
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' The teen of today is drifting from the security of
the household and becoming increasingly more inde-
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"Today's teenager is definitely more independ-
ent. More kids have part-time jobs and buy more freef
ly on their own," psychiatrist Carl Lindgren said., '
The Department. of Education has recently an-
nounced the formation of a government commission
to study this failure of education.
Academics ............. . . 32
Social activities alienate students outside their
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"With my extracurricular activities, I am only
involved with those who participate with me and I find
it hard to notice other students."-
Activities ................. 76
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Ilflany students "pay the, price" to participate in
athletics - and manyrstudents say they are having
problems paying the price.
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' Iilany elements of life are constantly moving in
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1 The long-awaitedmpment has finally arrived.
f "l'm really looking forward to it, " senior Milton
Neal sdid. "It's kind of d far-off dream till it finally gets
here. I tlidn't'think would ever come."
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"It used to be that the 'in' thing was
drugsg but now kids seem to be acting more
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Values, attitudes change
as students plan futures
by Vicki Van Ry
The "inn thing.
Beginning with the anti-establishment
and drug-overrun l60's and early '70's to
the age of designer fashions, peer pressure
has taken its toll on the American teenager
and has staunchly determined the "in"
"lt used to be that the 'ini thing was
drugs, but now kids seem to be acting
more respectable about their livesf' senior
Mary Wesley said.
In the fall of 1981, the National
Broadcasting Corporation fNBCJ waged
all-out war on drug use and addiction. Its
campaign slogan, "Get High On Yourselff'
encouraged everyone to be individual and
to decide his life for himself without
conforming to peer pressures.
One of the increasing alternatives to
drugs for today's youth is religion. In the
past three years at Truman, the
membership of the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes has greatly increased and turnout
at the early morning prayer meetings has
more than doubled.
"Kids are finding out that drugs
provide only a temporary high while
Christianity will last them foreverf' Rex
Stephens, teacher and FCA sponsor,
Kingdon Anderson, teacher and
fellow FCA sponsor, agreed. "Teenagers
are becoming concerned about the
ultimate meaning of life, they're more open
and willing to talk about their faithf'
Besides their religion, teenagers
concentrated more on their studies as
good grades became important again.
Fears of student grant and loan cuts sent
college-bound students racing back to
their books. "Just getting by" wasn't
"A lot of kids are finding out that
that's fstudyingl the only way they're going
to make it into college," sophomore Mark
"I don't plan on going to college, but l
know people who are really applying
themselves in their schoolwork," junior
Gary Walker added.
"Really applyingn meant hours of
endless latevnight studying. Early morning
eyes became tired and bloodshot and
quick nods were not uncommon.
"With all my other activities, I found
myself staying up all hours of the night just
to finish homeworkf, senior Susan
Time-consuming activities became
readily apparent during the year. The "in"
thing turned from apathy to getting
involved. For the first time in many years,
there had to be run-off elections for class
Bill Drinkwater, teacher and student
elections sponsor, said, 'Klt's the first time
since live been at Truman that we've
needed a run-off election for every class
This new student involvement was
also reflected in other ways. Events such
as the Homecoming bonfire and the
"Comets vs. Facultyn volleyball game
were surprising successes. Varsity games
also drew almost record crowds.
Teacher Neal Standley, one of the
"ticket taker" volunteers, said, "We had
more 'big games, this year that drew more
people and took in more money."
One of the reasons for the increased
school and public interest was the vast
amount of talent many teams possessed.
"The big attendance was because of
our winning teams," Standley said. "The
volleyball team, coming off two state
championships, was still just awesome."
Talent and victory can't always be
attained from year to year, but the spirit to
win can. When the style is towards
success, everything else falls into place.
"I guess it just moves in cyclesf'
Susan said. "Everyone as a whole has to be
working for the same goal. It's hard for one
person to do it alone."
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developing in image
of today's teenager
by Brian, Howard
he teen to today is drifting from the
security of the household and
becoming increasingly more inde-
pendent. , .
"Today's teenager is definitely more
independent. More kids have part-time
jobs and buy more freely on their own,"
psychiatrist Carl Lindgren said.
Kids today act more freely on their
own and rely less upon adopted morals
from their parents. '
"One study shows that teenagers are
more conservative than their parents.
They make their own decisions on what's
best for them instead of being for or
against what their parents think," Lind-
"Yeah, l think l pretty much have my
own set of morals. Sometimes, if my par-
ents feel strongly about something, l'll do
what they want, but that doesn't mean l
think it's right. l don't do things just to be
doing them behind their backs. I make
most of my own decisions," junior Janell
The fact that more kids hold part-time
jobs stems from this increased indepen-
dency. With the teen acting more upon his
own, an amplified sense of individual
responsibility has developed.
"Teens today are a lot more responsi-
ble. The main reason why more have jobs
is because they are much more interested
in their futures," Lindgren said.
He explains this increased responsi-
"One reason is that jobs are harder to
find. But a more important fact is that
families today are. much smaller, thus,
more discipline is focused on the individ-
"Ten years ago, kids didn't even think
of getting jobs until they graduated from
high school. They were much more reliant
on their parents." '
As a result of the increased indepen-
dency, Lindgren says kids are actually
growing up faster, kids are, indeed, matur-
ing quicker. They are learning responsibil-
ity at a much younger age. According to a
report by the University of Michigan, there
is much less teenage vandalism, and smok-
ing and drinking are on a decline.
"Teens are much more serious today
than ever. They think before they act.
Sixty percent of the kids today are attend-
ing college, and from that, the age of mar-
riage is going up."
The cause of the increased indepen-
dency isn't a direct result of the teens'
change in attitude, though. Parents are
helping to inspire thech
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to be more independent.
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gas and school clothes.
"My mom bugged me for a long time
to get a job," senior Scgtt Connors said.
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and buy most of
my school clothes. lf l qjit my job now, I
would feel uncomfortabl
source of income."
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without a steady
with Parks and Recreatieln Department.
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sister never got to do this,' but she lets me
do it, anyway!"
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Kansas City excitement draws teens
by Paula Mitchell
lt may be the fine restaurants or the
nice stores. Or it may just be the atmos-
phere. Whatever it is, many Truman stu-
dents enjoy it.
Kansas City's Country Club Plaza
offers fine dining and the most lavish shops
in the area. in a unique European atmos-
phere. The sidewalk cafes and elaborate
fountains on the plaza provide an alterna-
tive for Truman students seeking diversity
from the Noland Road scene.
Even when the shops are closed,
some students make the 15-mile drive to
the Plaza just to walk around and window
'Tm down there all the time," junior
Sara Landers said, "shopping in the day
and window shopping or eating at night. I
like the atmosphere there. Everything is
close together and it seems a little like
Europe. I like the fountains, too, especially
the one with the big horses."
Senior Jennifer Haas said she likes
shopping at the Plaza because it is differ-
ent from newer, modern enclosed shop-
"Twenty to thirty percent of our cus-
tomers are teenagers," Edith Walter, cos-
metic specialist at Swanson's on the Plaza,
said. HI like working at the Plaza because I
get to meet lots of interesting and famous
people. I also like the architecture and the
atmosphere, because it reminds me of
The Plaza area has much more to
offer than just restaurants and shops. The
near-by Nelson Art Gallery and many
parks in the area provide entertainment
'KI go to the Nelson Art Gallery every
once in awhile just to look around," senior
Laurie Smith said.
The annual Plaza Art Fair also brings
some students to the Plaza.
While some students frequently go to
the Plaza, others make it down there only
on special occasions.
'fWe go at Christmas to see all the
lights and decorations," senior Brenda
Brown said. f'But that's about the only
time we go.'I
"I go down there in the summer to the
jazz concerts at Brush Creek," senior
Derek Conde said. UI like to go down to the
Plaza and check out all the sports cars. I
think it's pretty nice down there."
Independence is by no means the
metropolis of the Midwest and some peo-
ple get tired of doing the same thing wee-
kend after weekend. The Plaza is a change
of pace most enjoy.
"I'm not down there a whole lot," jun-
ior Andrea Rodak said, "but I love it down
there. I don't know why. It's just neat."
Many students, seeking diuersity from Independence activities, driue to Kansas City to enjoy its nightlife and the hustle and bustle.
Comientrating on improving his style, jlmior Mike Wood
plays racquetball regularly. Right: Gettingl in shape requires
much of sophomore Jolene Allen's time. i
Spas lure teens as fitness fad sets in
by Cami Molt
For the latest fads to keep in shape,
ask a specialist - or a teenager and,
according to most teenagers, the most
popular workout for women is the health
spa and for men a nearby racquetball
"There are tough workouts, long and
short workouts, fun workouts, machine
workouts and even a workout done flat on
the back. Some experts believe improve-
ments in muscle toning and conditioning
can be made by working out three to four
times a week for six weeks," according to
"The New York Times Magazine."
Most spas offer each individual
his! her own plan. A workout usually takes
an hour and includes machines in addition
to the grueling ritual of exercise.
"We have rollers to improve circula-
tiong flat boards, sit ups and knee raises to
improve the abdomen, leg extensions and
leg curls to firm the upper and lower leg,
and bikes to improve stamina and burn up
calories," Lori Dube, Kelly Lyn Health Spa
It may sound easy, but it's not.
After standing at the ballerina bar to
do 40 leg lifts, hands gripping the bar and
beginning to sweat, senior Deanna Snider
said, "This is probably the hardest
She added, "It's something you have
to do on your own. It's not like a machine. I
guess it hurts the most because it helps the
The racquetball club can also be
adopted as a physical fitness program.
"They have a program if you really
want to get into fitness," junior Mike Wood
The club has "aerobics-exercise to
music, a weight room, a track, volleyball
off the walls, indoor basketball and soccer,
a sauna and a whirlpool," Jacquie Smith,
The Courtyard Club manager, said.
Kids join these facilities for a various
number of reasons.
"When I first heard about the spa, I
thought about how neat it was going to
be," senior Kim Howard said.
"It was one-half price when I decided
to join, so my mother and I joined," sopho-
more Jolene Allen said.
"I heard about the spa from another
teenager and decided to join," Deanna
Most people don't like to throw on
their sweats and jog around the block any-
more. They want a variation.
"People wonit exercise at home. They
like to get together with others who have
the same goal and incentive," Lori said.
"At a health spa you get motivated,"
senior Dana Piker said.
The "College Outlook," a popular col-
lege magazine, said, "Some find it hard to
carry out an exercise routine on their own
so they form a group."
"People enjoy the club atmosphere,
the intimacy and the sport," Jacquie said.
Money is another factor in deciding
which kind of fitness suits the individual.
"It seems like a lot of money to spend
Working up a sweat and burning up unwanted
calories, senior Kim Howard continues with her
physical fitness plan by doing leg lU'ts.
at the time you join. But then later when
you don't have any money, you have
somewhere to go," Kim said.
"Racquetball costs about S30 a year
and S8 an hour," Mike said. Mike is now
being sponsored by Center Court Rac-
quetball Club in Blue Springs and it no
longer costs him anything.
"The amount of money you spend on
this is nothing compared to the amount of
money you spend on entertainment. And
just think of the benefits," Lori said.
The fitness "fling" could have evolved
from the fear of dying at an earlier age.
"More people aren't healthy these
days," Jacquie said.
"I want to stay in shape so that when
I'm older I won't have to worry so much
about the chance of a heart attack,"
Video madness captures attention
by Ron Mackey
Stroll into one of over 35 businesses in
Independence and you'll be likely to come
upon a video game machine.
I've seen them all over the place,"
Brooke Paton, AFS student from New
Zealand, said. "Even in my country, I see
them. Sometimes you can find the unem-
ployed people putting their last quarters in
some kind of gamef'
The video game business has really
flourished in the past few years. An aver-
age machine costs 33,000 and about S150
to run for a year. Still, many of the
machines take in enough money to pay for
themselves within six months to one year.
"Five years ago, we only had one pool
table," Butch Parker, manager at Wiz-
zard's Arcade, said. "Now we have five
arcades open and a couple in the
"Welre only one distributor and we
sell over 1,000 games a year," Bob
Porembski, salesman with Philip Moss
Company, said. "I would guess that there
are probably 75 more distributors around
According to the city of Independ-
ence, more than 400 games populate
The most popular video games
include Pac-Man, Defender, and Aster-
"I like Pac-Man because itls not really
hardf, senior Chris Cartwright said. "All
you have to do is go around the board and
clear off the dots."
"The best game that I've seen is the
Defender," Parker said. "It is a game that
gives people a real challenge."
Steve Perry, attendant at Space Port
Family Fun Center, said, "Pac-Man is a
great game because you don't have to be a
genius to play. Also, it is a game that adults
like because it looks more dignified than
some big pinball machines."
Obviously, the games are played for
the entertainment. But some of the other
reasons for playing include sharpening
reflexes, showing off, and just killing time.
"They offer people a diversion from
real life," Chuck Harris, computer science
teacher, said. "There are so many different
types that there is one for everyone's
What about games of the future?
"It is so hard to even guess,"
Porembski said. "Ten years ago, I would
have said that Space Invaders would never
catch on. But now, nearly everyone and
his sister has one on their TVs. About
games coming out, almost anything you
can imagine will probably someday be a
"I expect to find some use of holo-
grams or three dimensional effect in new
games,'l Harris said. "Some sort of new
"If technology increases as fast as it
has been, there will soon be no limit to the
games,', Porembski said.
Above: Inanimate laua spews from a green uolcano as Battlezone, a game centered around destruction of enemy tanks, awaits its next human challenger.
Below: Splitting her day between being a student and a secretary, senior
Cathy Winslow takes a message for Dr. Robert Henley at the Board of
Education office. Right: Teaching dance steps to young novices requires
patience and understanding. Senior Glenda Stowers attempts to show a
reluctant student the fundamentals of tap. i I
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While the majority of kids work in fast-food restaurants and retail depart-
ment stores, senior Shane Hills gets away from the normalfacet of employ-
ment. By painting houses on weekends, Shane earns extra income.
Making a living
Work's a hassle, but brings benefits
by Jan Sperry
He nervously walks into the manag-
er's office. He anxiously answers the ques-
tions and proudly supplies added informa-
tion that wasn't asked for.
The manager leaves the room, to
retum shortly with the answer the boy
wants to hear. Will he or won't he be hired
for the job?
According to the Kansas City Times,
it he is hired, he joins the "IO million people
16-19 years old who are working in the
nation's labor force."
Senior Pam Wood, who works part
time at Macy's, said, "I work because I
need the money, and the experience
helps. I'm also thinking about buying a car
since I'll need one for college. Plus, I buy
my own clothes, but my mom helps on
occasion. lt takes the financial burden off
"I work to pay for things so that my
parents won't have to," senior Jenny Hol-
comb said. "I buy books, gas and things
like that - stuff that would be an extra
cost to them."
But while the money may come in
handy, those who work feel that combin-
ing a job and school does have its
"I couldn't go to football or volleyball
games because I worked. I could only go
out one night on the weekends, and I
couldn't sleep in," senior Cathy Winslow,
former Hardees' employee, said.
Senior Sheila Tatom felt the same
"It just seems that your whole day is
gone when you work. I don't have any time
just to sit down and watch television. Most
kids go home and go out to a movie, listen
to the radio or just go to bed real early."
The effect that working has on one's
social life isn't the only negative aspect of
working. Because some kids go straight to
work from school and don't get home until
late that night, grades sometimes suffer.
Cathy, who is now secretary to Dr.
Robert Henley, superintendent, said,
"When I worked at I-lardees, I didn't have
time to study. I went down two letter
grades in social studies last year."
"My grades haven't gone down - I
Part-time jobs provide the opportunity to buy extra luxuries such as the latest fashions and possibly a car.
Senior Pam Wood listens as a salesman explains each option on a new car. "Pm thinking about buying a car
since l'll need one for college," she said. Pam realizes that along with a monthly car payment come the
added expenses of gas and insurance. Because of these added expenses, teens find it impossible to buy a
car without having a job.
can't let them. My parents would make me
quit if they did drop," Jenny said.
The alternative to earning money
while going to school may be to work only
during the summer.
"I've been painting with my dad off
and on for the last five years," senior
Shane Hills said. "This summer I painted
our house with brushes, and when I got
paid, I bought S500 worth of equipment
from a retired painter."
"I painted four houses this summer. I
usually hired a friend if I was in a bind, but I
tried to work by myself because I had to
pay off my equipment."
Junior Kim Lynch worked last
summer as a dresser at the Moulin Rouge
and the Tivoli at Worlds of Fun.
"I put the costumes in order from the
very opening costume to the end one. I
was in charge of getting the performers in
their costumes and onto the stage."
Counselor Lynne Barnes believes
punctuality and time management are two
things to be gained from a part-time job.
"I feel that working on a limited basis,
not 40 hours a week, helps to teach stu-
dents responsibility and work habits that
aid them in the future. It gives students
some experience in being part of the pro-
cess that they will realize after they gradu-
ate from high school."
"But," she added, "having a job and
going to high school can't be absolute. It
has to be judged on an individual basis
. . . whatever is best for that student."
Even though combining school and
work does have its drawbacks, those who
do have a job find it to be beneficial.
"Working has made me more respon-
sible, and it has made me learn how to
spend money more wisely. I realize what
people have to do day in and day out to
make a living," Pam said.
These advantages can readily be
gained from any job, whether it be volun-
tary or paid. Besides responsibility and
pride, some gain a greater knowledge of
"I learned about making contracts
with peopleg I never work without one. I
divide them into three parts: scraping,
priming and painting. Then I have a separ-
ate contract for the general work," Shane
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Prep Position: students join ranks
by Jeff Beck
Calvin Klein. La Coste. Sperry Top
Join the prep position.
Every three or four years, fashion
eems to rediscover the classics. And in
he accompanying media blitz the words
timeless," "investment" and "quality"
end to get bandied about.
Peter Carlson, senior editor for "GQ
flagazinen and a leading authority of prep
essing said the consumer expressed a
, ain idea when buying clothes.
7 "Today's consumer isn't interested in
lisposable fashion, but instead wants lon-
gevity, good taste and sensible styling," he
"When I buy clothes, I want them to
me stylish, but also the quality of the fabric
and design is important," senior Karen
Elgin said. "Styles are important to me and
Jreppy is certainly the style."
There are many ways to analyze what
'preppy" is and the people involved in it.
"Preppy is an attitude people have to
elevate themselves over others," senior
Wynetta Massey said. "They strive to look
like everyone else instead of themselves."
Preppy can be defined as an attitude,
but also can be determined psychologi-
"The psychology of prep dressing
relies on the notion of an elite, largely fic-
tional race of being imagined as being
endowed with money, elegance and dis-
creet good taste.
As currently being revived and pro-
moted, prep clothes are based, then, on a
collective fantasy of how the fashion world
fondly imagines the upper classes' dresses
and thoughts. However, in reality the prep
look can actually provide a solid base for
The prep look combines many of the
same clothes, but in different combina-
tions. For instance, today's slacks can be
wom again with tomorrow's shirt or suit,
depending on the coordination you
choose. By doing this, quality, good taste
and durability are a run for the money.
Students have mixed feelings on what
exactly the prep look is.
"I think it's how you act around other
people and what you do, as well as the way
you dress," junior De Ana Haynes said.
"Preppy is a person who wears all the
latest styles even if other people don't like
them," senior Robin Enke said.
Because of the prep craze an anti-
preppy war has also begun. Stores in the
area are setting up displays putting down
brand name symbols and especially the
people who wear them. Students may be
seen in the halls wearing shirts displaying
slogans saying "Save an alligator, eat a
preppy," or carrying books titled 101 Uses
for a Dead Preppy. Does this mean that
they are a part of the battle against preps?
"I just wear anti-preppy shirts to coin-
cide with the other people. But that
doesn't mean I don't wear it. I do like
preppy," junior Danny Kinney said.
But do these people that wear anti-
preppy paraphernalia really believe that
prep is over-done here? Students dis-
"If preppy was over-done, people
would be wearing plaid pants and the
whole bit," De Ana said.
"When you go to area colleges you
see a lot more people wearing prep styles
than you do here," Robin agreed.
Others feel it isn't exactly over-done,
but a waste of money.
"I would rather have something plain
and worth the money, instead of some-
thing with a designer name slapped on the
pocket," Wynetta said. "lf I do buy some-
thing preppy l check every seam!" b
"It's a waste of money, to an extent.
Especially when they get real far-out with
the socks and the belts and the whole bit,"
senior Derek Conde said. "I don't care to
spend all that money to be in the crowd. I
don't need clothes to be considered in."
Like many other fads, the prep scene
may soon die out.
"When the money runs out, the prep
scene won't be that important," Wynetta
Many feel that the prep position is just
in the starting stage and will never die.
"Prep has been around for a long
time, people just don't know it. Real preps
will never change but may switch to differ-
ent trends," senior Tom Cochran said.
Rather than a familiar Izod, senior Robin Enke
wears another preppy brand on the market, Polo by
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Above: Euen with the fear of being caught, the
characters enjoyed a joyous Hannukkah. Below:
Seniors Jeff Beck and Angel Walker portray Mr.
Frank and Anne Frank.
'The Diary of Anne Frank'
Fear of reality creates
Everything is silent. Five actors, five
actresses and a director are scattered
around the once-frantic Green room. The
director, after a long pause, begins to tell a
story of two families that are about to live
through hell. Alone. Except for each other.
The fall drama, "The Diary of Anne
Frank," was presented Nov. 19, 20 and
The play setting, which is in Amster-
dam during World War II, is about the
struggle of two Jewish families hiding away
from the Nazi persecution of Jews. They
hide in the attic of a warehouse, which
becomes their home for three years. While
there, Mr. Frank gives his daughter Anne
a diary, and she in turn writes the adven-
tures that happened there. These adven-
tures written by Anne are what action is
seen in the play. This true story tells about
the traumas met by the two families who
are constantly living in the fear of getting
caught. It also shows the deep love shared
between Anne and her father, and later to
Peter, the son of the comical Van Daans.
The leads were played by senior An-
gel Walker as Anne Frank and senior Jeff
Beck as Mr. Frank. Other members of the
cast included junior Linda Quarti as Mrs.
Frank, seniors Jennifer Holcomb as Mrs.
Van Daan, Bill Pelletier as Mr. Van Daan,
and David Wood as Peter Van Daan.
Margot, Anne's sister, was played by
junior Michelle Briseno, Mr. Dussel, a
dentist who joined the two families later,
was played by senior Allen Carter and
Meip and Mr. Kraler, two German people
who illegally helped the group survive,
were played by senior Cindy Buckley and
sophomore Randy Clow.
The actors often felt it was hard to
get into their characters during play re-
"I found it hard because I had to be
Anne, also because Anne was a real live
person," Angel said.
"It was hard to act like at any moment
we would be caught by the Nazis," Jennif-
er said. "It was hard reacting to the sounds
outside and being real quiet."
"When I got my lines down, my char-
acter came easily," Bill said.
Although the play is used a lot at the
high school level, the Theater Department
took an unusual and creative approach to
Besides the problems faced by using
raked ltiltedj walls to get an "attic" effect,
a lot of special effects had to be used to
create an old "beat-up" look.
"We used two different colors of paint
in each room. One was darker than the
other so we could get a faded peeling
effect. We also drew cracks and broken
plaster pieces on the walls," Lisa McCart-
ney, Stagecraft student, said.
An unusual approach was taken to
the acting end as well.
On opening night Kathleen Tucker,
director, literally "scared" the actors into
their parts. She simply told them to be
"Tucker told them that once they left
the Green Room to act like at any moment
they could be shot for trying to escape,"
Robin Enke, student director, said. "And
the stage was the only place they could
live for the rest of the war."
The "pep talk" proved to be success-
"Thursday was the best night because
Tucker pulled the scared feeling from us
and we came to an understanding of what
our characters must have felt," Bill said.
"When I left the room and walked
back stage to get ready, I felt like I was
really leaving my home and my life was in
danger," Angel said.
Above: Jenny Holcomb as Aunt Eller. Below: The
entire cost assembles for the box social. Bottom
right: Will .Parker and the boys celebrate Will's
adventures in Kansas City.
make production a hit
Chaps, bustle dresses and a burst of
color and excitement filled the air as the
theater, vocal and instrumental depart-
ments presented Rodger and Hammer-
The play, taking place in the Okla-
homa territory, is a rollicking tale of the
bumpy road towards love and the battle
between the farmers and the cowmen.
"We chose 'Oklahomal' because I
was tired of hearing Mr. Dunham ask me
to do it," director Kathleen Tucker said.,
"And it fit the cast."
Oklahoma's! setting caused a need
for southern accents and differences in
action, manners and singing. With this
handicap, cast leads still found it easy to
"I just memorized the southern ac-
cent when I went down to North Caroli-
na," senior Kelly Davidson said.
"It's not hard acting like a hick," sen-
ior Theresa Witthar said. "I do it all the
time for fun."
The demands of the production made
cast members realize it wasn't as simple
as it seemed.
"There were so many people in such
a small area it was hard to work some-
times," senior Angie Comstock said.
"There were a lot of hard dances to
learn and the scenery took a long time to
build even though it appeared simple,"
senior Chris Button said.
"The scenery wasn't a challenge. Any
high school can produce it," she said.
"Our Theater Department usually does
outstanding stuff instead of easy stuff."
As the production started to piece
together, cast members expressed their
"I thought, 'Wow, this is really great.
All this work is finally paying off,' " Angie
"I was real excited about performing.
I think there was a little depression be-
cause we didn't think it was all going to fall
together by opening night," Kelly said.
"Oklahomal" did fall together and
was considered a success by the per-
"I thought it was a lot of fun. I thought
the show went terrific and everyone did
terrific," Tucker said.
"When you get out there and per-
form and hear the audience, you can feel
their emotions," Kelly said.
"It sold out three nights didn't it?"
"When we first started it seemed like
we would never get it right. Every day in
rehearsal something went wrongg but after
the first night we all calmed down and
enjoyed it. We all felt that 'Oklahomal'
was really OK," senior Shelli Wahren-
Few experience spirit
of holidays at gathering
Despite the possibility of cancellation
due to low ticket sales, the Heritage Dance
remained a Truman tradition.
For the past two years attendance at
the dance, which is sponsored by the Pub-
lications I and II classes has been low. This
year approximately 125 people turned out
to listen to the '40's-style music of the Don
Acurso Band, talk with friends and see the
Heritage King and Queen crowned.
For senior Brooke Paton, being
named king came as a surprise.
"I just stood there. I didn't know what
was going to happen. After that, I was
shaking - it was just the shock of win-
ning," he said.
Brooke, an AFS student from New
Zealand, described how he thought his
folks back home would react to his being
"They would think it was real good.
They would probably laugh, we have no
things like that," he said.
When Kelly Davidson heard her name
announced as queen, her reaction was,
"Oh you guys -- thank you!"
"I was really surprised and really hap-
py. I felt really honored to be a candidate,"
In regards to the traditional king and
queen dance, Kelly said:
"It seemed like that dance lasted for-
ever. Everyone around was watching
Brooke and me."
Kelly and Brooke's court included
seniors Chris Button, Rhonda Campbell,
Brad Lyon and Tani Stankeg juniors Jean
Ann Ford and Jack Lockwood, and sopho-
mores Jill Fortman and Kent Yahne.
The reasons behind the low attend-
ance at the dance differ. The negative
response was caused by several factors.
"Students find that they have Pogo's
that they can go to," junior Chris Robin-
son, dance co-chairperson, said. "They
find other things to do rather than going
to a dance."
Junior Anne Hills, also co-chairper-
son, said, "No one really does anything.
Kids grow up too fast. They just skip over
things that they're supposed to do in high
Since dances were big events in jun-
ior high, why hasn't their popularity car-
ried over into high school?
"When you were a freshman, you
didn't have a car to go any place, and your
folks took you there," Chris said. "That
was the only time you had to be with your
Senior Phil Rellihan agreed.
"Going to dances in junior high was
the 'thing to dof I' he said.
Those who went to the dance thought
that different things could have been done
to attract more people to come. One thing
in particular would have been the selec-
tion of different music.
"We contracted the Don Acurso
Band a year ago. If it had been up to me, I
would have borrowed a sound system,"
"I would have had a DJ instead of a
band," Anne said. "I think the kids would
have liked to have been able to get into
the music instead of having a set type of.
music that they didn't particularly like."
Even though the band might not have
gained popularity among the Top-40 set,
the dance, as a whole, enhanced the
"You got in the Christmas spirit with
all the decorations," senior Carla Lindgren
"I left the dance with a really good
feeling," Kelly said.
Above: Enjoying the mood of the evening, Jimm
Steele and Linda Lowderman share a momer
together. Below: Slow dance music by the Do
Acurso Band bring couples to the gym floor.
Right: Brooke Paton and Kelly Dauidson smile after being named
Heritage King and Queen. "Ijust stood there. ldidn't know what was
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going to happen, " Brooke said. Below. Sophomore atten an
Yahne and Jill Fortman, and junior attendants Jean Ann Ford and
Chris Button, Kelly Davidson Brooke Paton
Endeavors lead seniors
to receive recognition
Recognized for their academic abili-
ties, school participation and sports, six
seniors were elected outstanding.
Trisha Anderson, Russell Clothier,
Jenny Holcomb, Vicki Van Ry, Hugh Vest
and Andy Williams were the recipients.
Trisha, Vicki, Hugh and Andy were
honored at Optimist Club luncheons. At
the luncheon each student told what they
were involved in during high school and
then was awarded a plaque.
Trisha was a member of National
Honor Society, Pep Club, NFL, AFS and
Home Economics Club. She' was vice-
president of FCA and Student Council
and Student Council Entertainment chair-
person her junior year. She participated in
"Mame," "The Miracle Worker" and "Ok-
lahoma!" She was a sophomore and a jun-
ior attendant at the Heritage Dance and a
senior attendant for Homecoming. She
played in the orchestra her sophomore
year and was elected to Who's Who her
sophomore and junior years. She was also
a red squad and a blue squad cheerleader.
Russell was a member of National
Honor Society, Interact, Tri-M and AFS.
He was Student Council secretary and
Varsity Band vice-president. His sopho-
more year he was given a Good Citizen-
Jenny was a member of National
Honor Society, Thespians, Tri-M, NFL,
AFS, Spanish Club and National Spanish
Honor Society. She was Student Council
Entertainment Chairperson, President of
President's Club and Pep Club and vice-
president of BBG. She was involved in
"Mame," "The Miracle Worker,', "Mr,
Roberts," "The Diary of Anne F rank" and
"Oklahoma!" She participated in the Pat
Revue, Trutones, Concert Choir, varsity
band, Pep Band and Stage Band. She was
chairperson of the Homecoming Dance
and the Computer Date Party. She, was
also given the Good Citizenship Award
and the Daughters of the American Revo-
Vicki was a member of National Hon-
or Society, FCA, Tri-M, Pep Club, Quill
and Scroll and BBG. She participated in
"Mame" and "Oklahoma!" She played in
the Orchestra. She served in the capacity
of editor-in-chief of the "Heritage" and
was on the Heritage Dance Committee.
Hugh was a member of the Presi-
dent's Club, NFL, Spanish Club and Na-
tional Spanish Honor Society. He was the
host brother of AFS student Enis Alpakin.
He participated in J.V. Wrestling. He was
National Honor Society vice-president,
Student Council president and LAS treas-
urer. He had a part in "Oklahoma!" He
worked on the Homecoming Dance Com-
mittee and the Computer Date Party. He
did artwork for the "Image" magazine and
was a male yell leader.
Andy was a member of FCA and the
Letterman's Club. He was active with
sophomore, J.V. and varsity football in
which he earned Honorable Mention All-
Area and Honorable Mention All-Confer-
ence. He was also involved in varsity track
and J.V. and varsity basketball.
These six students were chosen by
their peers as outstanding.
"Outstanding senior is not just for
one thing. It's more personal because you
are elected by your peers. It's nice to
know you are appreciated," Jenny said.
Later in the year one senior boy and
one senior girl were chosen as Mr. and
Miss School Spirit. Seniors Troy Morerod
and Jenny Holcomb were given these
mles:'People don't show their school spirit
sometimes, and I do. I like our school, and
I like to go to the games," Troy Said-
"Pep Club was a lot better than in the
past. The leadership was coordinated and
that made it good. We also managed to
raise a lot of school spirit with spirit
" n said.
Weelslzroifenwals a member of FCA and
Men's Choir. He participated in varsity
track, J .V. and varsity wrestling and varsi-
ty cross country. '
Jenny was also awarded the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution award.
This award is given on the basis of leader-
ship, scholarship and patriotism. Jenny
attended a George Washington tea where
she received a document and a pin.
"This award dealt with more than
academics. It dealt with patriotism. I felt
jubilant in receiving it," she said.
Each student felt that these honors
were a positive aspect of their soon-to-be
"memories" of Truman.
"When I look back on high school it
will be one of the good things I remember,"
"I hope I left my impression, not of
Jenny Holcomb, but as a human being. I
hope I brought something to this school
that will stay awhile," Jenny concluded.
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Left: To show his school spirit, Troy makes a trip to the local
barber shop where his new hairstyle becomes a point of conversa-
tion for many students. Above: Jenny's involvement in school
activities proves to be successfulg she later reigns as Miss School
Left: Outstanding Seniors, left to right: Andy Williams, Russell
Clothier, Hugh Vest, Trisha Anderson, Vicki Van Ry and Jenny
Holcomb. Above: During halftime at the boys' varsity basketball
game against Lee's Summit, the titles of Mr. and Miss School
Spirit were given to seniors Troy Morerod and Jenny Holcomb.
"It's an honor to be
selected out of such an
outstanding class. "
"I just wanted to thank
the people who elected
"I am not really sure why I
was chosen, I'm just
happy that I was."
Students honored for achievements
Who's Who representatives were
chosen because of leadership and achieve-
ment. This year's representatives were
senior Derek Conde, junior David Penrod
and sophomore Raymond Clothier.
"It's a real honor to be chosen, and
I'm very proud to have won," Raymond
The three winners, each representing
his own class, were selected by their
"I'm glad that I have a lot of friends,"
Derek said. "I would just hope that I'm not
on anyone's black list."
Derek's involvement at school cen-
tered mainly around his art. He was en-
rolled in Art IV and vocational drafting
this year. He also received a scholarship
to attend the Kansas City Art Institute for
one month last summer. In addition to his
art, Derek was also active in Jets club,
Thespians, "Mister Roberts" and wres-
"This has been my most successful
year in school," Derek said. "This award
has just added to it."
David's main interest in school has
been in the field of theater. He was in the
one act play, "The Flying Doctor" and
held one of the leads in the musical,
"Oklahomal". This has led him to receive
the "Outstanding Actor" award, given by
Kathleen Tucker, acting teacher.
David is also involved in Forensics,
Thespians and football. He has advanced
as far as the district competition in For-
"Things are really looking towards
acting for me,', David said. "I've even had
offers to go to California to make religious
movies. I guess that it is up to God and
how he wants to use me."
Music has dominated Raymond's first
year at Truman. In addition to serving as
sophomore class vice-president and AFS
member, he plays in the band, orchestra
and show band. He played trumpet in
"Oklahoma!" and for "Entertainment '82,"
a variety show at Chrisman High School.
"I am not really sure why I was chos-
en for this honor, I'm just happy that I
was," Raymond said.
"I just want to thank the people who
elected me and to say that I'm single, I
have a car, and I am available Thursday
and Friday nights," David added.
"There were a lot of people who
deserved this as much as I did," Derek
concluded. "But it is still an honor to be
selected out of such an outstanding class."
Who's Who members are selected by their own classmates. This year's members are David Penrod, Raymond Clofhlef Und Defek Conde-
Faculty elects six senior achievers
Faculty, sponsors and coaches elect-
ed Russell Clothier, Vicki Van Ry, Hugh
Vest, Trisha Anderson, Cindy Durham
and Andy Williams as Who's Who repre-
sentatives. The six were chosen based on
their outstanding achievements, involve-
ment and dedication. '
Russell was nominated by the faculty
for his academic achievements. He was
involved in varsity band, National Honor
Society, Interact, AFS, Tri-M and was
Student Council secretary.
"I've always thought of school as my
job - my profession. I mean, if I spend 35
hours a week for 12 years at something,
I'm not going to approach it half-hearted-
ly. That would be wasting a good portion
of my life. This award says to me that I've
done my job well, like I should have. I
believe you can do anything if you work
hard enough and believe you can do it,"
The faculty also chose Vicki Van Ry
for her outstanding academic abilities.
Vicki was involved in National Honor Soci-
ety, Quill 8x Scroll, "Oklahoma!", Tri-M
and was "Heritage" editor.
"Nothing has been as important to
me as my grades. It's a good feeling to
know that many of the teachers consider
me as one of their top students. To be
-successful you have to have the drive to
be more than mediocre and not just go
through life as just a face instead of a
name," Vicki said.
Hugh Vest was nominated by the
club sponsors for his participation in activ-
-ities. He was involved in Spanish Honor
Society, "Oklahoma!", AFS, National For-
ensics League, National Honor Society
fvice-presidentl, Student Council tpresi-
dentl and a male yell leader.
"Clubs and activities add to normal
school life. Serving as StuCo president
has given me a better opportunity to
represent people and their ideas through
student government. Whether for God,
,school, or personal reasons, people who
are 'successful' have a general direction in
their lives and concern for othersf' Hugh
Club sponsors also elected Trisha
Anderson for her leadership and club
involvement. She was involved in "Okla-
horna!", Pep Club, AFS, National Honor
Society, National Forensics League, Stu-
dent Council Cvice-presidentl, and was a
"Receiving this honor my senior yeai
is especially nice because it's like I'm being
recognized for all the things I've beer
involved in throughout high school. It's
very special to me because I've beer
honored all three years," Trisha said.
The coaches elected Andy Williams
for his achievement in sports. He playec
varsity football and varsity basketball.
"The honor means a lot to me be-
cause I was chosen over a lot of talented
athletes. It gives me a great feeling tc
know that the coaches think a lot of mef
Cindy Durham was also chosen by
the coaches for her outstanding athletic
ability. She played varsity volleyball and
"This honor is important to me be-
cause it signifies all the hard work I put
into athletics at Truman. It shows all the
dedication I had was worth something,"
The Who's Who representatives felt
the honor gave them a sense of accomp-
lishment and pride.
"When I look back on my senior
year, I'll feel like I did something worth
while. I guess all the hard work and sweat
pays off," Andy added.
"It shows all the
dedication I had
was worth some-
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work and sweat paid
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Academies provide free
The Air Force, Military and Naval
Academies have offered three Truman
students, Mark DeYoung, Brian Howard
and Hugh Vest free educations.
To apply for this scholarship, these
seniors had to write essays on why they
wanted to join the military to Congress
and to one of our state senators. Each
senator then chose ten applicants to be
reviewed. Senator Eagleton appointed
Hugh and Mark while Brian was selected
by Senator Danforth.
"With students as qualified as you are
competition is really tough," Mark said.
The final selection would include
three or fewer. The 20 applicants are then
judged by four tests: physical aptitude, a
physical examination, SAT or ACT scores
and leadership abilities.
"To be accepted into one of these
academies is really rough. So many 'big'
people with influence apply," Hugh said.
These academies provide a five-year
education and military schooling, but re-
quire five years of military service. Each
was offered the scholarship at a different
Mark was appointed to the Air Force
Academy in Boulder, CO.
"I haven't decided if I want to spend.
the next nine years in the Air Force yet.
I'm interested in being either an engineer,
a flight surgeon or even a pilot."
Hugh applied to the Air Force and
the Military Academy at West Point.
"I'm interested in the flight and physi-
Above: Seniors Mark DeYoL.,'ig, Hugh Vest and Brian Howard are being considered for military academy
cal training provided by these schools.
These schools emphasize military work-
outs, discipline and academics."
The Naval Academy in Annapolis,
MD, is where Brian has been appointed.
"They have an excellent engineering
program. Yet, I'm still undecided. l'd like
to attend Standford as well."
All are at present undecided and are
looking into other colleges.
"The University of Missouri at Rolla
and the Missouri Institute of Technology
along with the Air Force have excellent
engineering and pre-med programs,"
"I really don't have a career in mind,
but I enjoy science and math. I'm going to
continue applying at other colleges," Hugh
ln days of tight money and govern-
ment budget cuts, college scholarships for
high school seniors are not easy to find.
For those who plan to attend the universi-
ties at Columbia, Rolla, St. Louis and
Kansas City, the only academic scholar-
ship available is the Curators' Award.
Qualifications for eligibility are: D ap-
plicant must be in the top three percent of
his graduating class and 23 a combined
score of "26" on the ACT must be at-
tained. Receiving Truman's six allotted
scholarships for the 1982-83 academic
year are seniors Russell Clothier, Dianna
Gibson, Brian Howard, Ron Mackey, Mi-
chelle McQuinn and Vicki Van Ry.
Russell plans to attend the University
of Missouri-Columbia and go into engi-
neering. During high school, Russell
played and lettered in Varsity Band
Left: Russell Clothier is a finalist for the PSAT Merit
Scholarship. Above: Accuracy is important for Di-
annals and Russell's experiments.
Left: Curator Scholarship recipients, Russell Clothier,
Brian Howard, Vicki Van Ry, Michelle McQuinn, Ron
Mackey and Dianna Gibson. Below: "Curators" contrib-
ute to school's publications staffs.
participated in Tri-M, NHS and he served
as Student Council secretary. Russell was
also chosen an Outstanding Senior by his
Dianna's interests in school included
Science Club, AFS and she was an NHS
member. Dianna will attend the University
lof Missouri-Kansas City and, although
uncertain, she's leaning toward a career in
"UMKC has a good reputation for
business. lt's also closer, which will save
on cost," Dianna said.
Brian was active in NHS, Thespians
and was president of Quill and Scroll. He
also participated in FCA, track and let-
tered in football. He served as associate
editor of the "Heritage" and was a "Mr.
Roberts" cast member. Brian wants to go
into chemical engineering and is consider-
ing the University of Missouri-Columbia.
"l've always decided on engineering,"
Brian said. "Mizzou has an excellent pro-
Ron plans to attend the campus at
Rolla because of its advanced computer
program. Ron was the founder and presi-
dent of the computer club after complet-
ing six computer classes. He was also a
member of Concert Choir, Trutones,
NHS, Quill and Scroll and he performed
in "Mame" and "Oklahoma!" as well as
being managing editor of the "Heritage"
"The whole world's becoming com-
puterized," Ron said of his chosen career.
"I want to be in on it."
Michelle will attend the University of
Missouri-Kansas City and plans on enter-
ing the medical field. Accomplishments in
high school included being managing edi-
tor of the Spirit of '82, a Starstepper,
NHS, Quill and Scroll, NFL, French Club
and Pep Club member. An AFS host sis-
ter, Michelle took stats for football and
basketball, was a batgirl and also served
as Student Council secretary her junior
"Ever since junior high, l've wanted
to go to medical school. l like people and I
want to work with them and help them."
Vicki will be going to Columbia to
pursue a career in the field of psychology.
ln high school, she participated in NHS,
Tri-M, Quill and Scroll, FCA, Pep Club,
orchestra and she lettered in music. She
was involved in "Mame" and "Oklaho-
mal," was editor-in-chief of the "Heritage"
and was chosen an Outstanding Senior by
lf grade point averages are kept up,
the six will be able to annually renew the
may be experien '
decline in education
by Kelly Davidson I
ith positive proof of failure of
federal educational programs,
i the Department of Education is
"The unending decline in scholastic
aptitude tests, reading achievement and
writing proficiency is proof positive of the
failure of federal educational programs,"
Donald Lambro, New York syndicated
columnist, said. n
The Department of Education recent-
ly announced formation of a government
commission to study this failure of educa-
"Yet, this effort will spend still more
money, produce mountains of reports and
leave us essentially where we started,"
This is one of the reasons Reagan has
cut back on education's budget. Reagan's
cut-back proposal of the Department of
Higher Education stands at approximately
S324,765,090. That is 8.1 percent of the
The Department of Education is be--
ing cut back on their budget, and district
schools are being affected. Faith Porter,
special education teacher, explained:
"The cutbacks will hurt in some
areas. The smaller schools will suffer more
than larger schools because they will re-
ceive less funding."
The state government is given a set
sum finance or block grant to be distrib-
uted to all schools in the state.
"Il"depends on who's controlling the
money as to where it will go," Porter said.
"I'm not as worried about the cuts
here at Truman as if I were in a smaller
school district. Our district will be better
off in comparison to others," she added.
It has been implied that Reagan might
eventually eliminate the Department of
"I am disappointed to see that Presi-
dent Reagan has elected to possibly elimi-
nate the Department of Education. I think
there is a lot of good that could come of it
in due time," W. T. "Bill" Dawson, State
Representative of District 39, said.
Unfortunately, almost all materials
printed have been derogatory.
In the Sept. 21, 1981, issue of the
Examiner, an article was printed about
one of the government's misguided roles
A 31.6 million teaching program start-
ed in 1978 by the former U.S. Commis-
sioner of Education Ernest Boyer. This
program was called the "Critical TV View-
ing Skills Project."
Its motive was to teach students how
to watch television in a critical manner.
The program produced teachers' manu-
als, parents' guides, workbooks and other
materials. q I
The first contract on this program
went to the Far West Laboratory For
Research and Development to design a
high school level textbook for students to
learn about television programming. This
contract totaled S414,000.
Another S400,000 contract went to
WNET, a New York City public television
station, to produce a television teaching
program for junior high students.
This program sought to teach stu-
dents about the special-effect techniques
used to produce such programs as "The
Six Million Dollar Man."
Among some of the materials deve-
loped under this program was one piece
of literature entitled, "A Family Guide to
This was developed for testing a
child's television IQ. One multiple-choice
question is as follows: "
"Which of the following is NOT usual-
ly true of the typical television hero?
lA.j He resorts to violence only
when he has to.
lB.j He is good lcoo
and in his thirties.
ICJ His beliefs often differ
from those with great wealth
or political power.
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The correct ans
states that "Most leading
ters are single."
"All of this might b
ing if it were just an is
sanity of federal bu
wasn't," Lambro said.
"lt's stupid to be srp
of money when these
even helping students
Elayna Evans said.
Dawson agreed: "
D. The test
male TV charac-
lated lapse in the
aucracy, but it
ending that kind
in school," junior
think you'll find a
lot of that type of was ,e going on in our
government. I certainly a
be stronger guidelines
This project has b
materials were produc
"Maybe this was o
Reagan's budget cuts o
to go to CMSU, but I
as good of scholarshi
because of Reagan's bu
Carman Steinman said.
Dawson thinks Re
port the Department of
inate the waste that is g
"I think the Depar
gree there should
set to administer
en stopped by the
ut not before the
d and distributed.
e of the causes of
education. I want
oubt if I'll receive
as I could, have
get cuts," senior
gan should sup-
ducation to elim-
ing on. , I
are attuned as educators in this specific
field to address some of the problems that
confront education. Without the depart-
ment, I think education
"Unfortunately, hundw eds of similar ed-
ucational projects are stil
l being funded by
the Department of Education today," Lam-
bro said. .
And he concluded, '
'ls it any wonder
Johnny still cannot read?"
Gption for college credit
now available to seniors
College Prep English was a new class
offered to seniors with an option of receiv-
ing three hours of college credit.
The preparatory work began in the
spring of 1980, when Meredith Francis,
district department chairperson of Lan-
guage Arts and College Prep English
teacher, met with the Board of Education
and UMKC to discuss the issues. After
the go-ahead, the eligible teachers were
presented with the option of teaching the
Francis, Sharon Thompson and Jane
I-lolliway accepted the challenge.
"None of us had taught senior Eng-
lish before. It was a new experience for all
of us. We started from scratch last spring.
We also spent much of our summer organ-
izing, typing and scheduling, long before
classes started. It took a lot of work
because UMKC set up less than half of
the program. The rest was up to us,,' Holl-
Any senior could enroll in the class,
but to receive college credit it was neces-
sary to pass the Basic English Test and
write an impromptu essay.
"Over 100 students applied for col-
lege credit. After the testing and the essay,
58 were accepted. There were almost 150
enrolled for high school credit," Francis
In the last few years, almost half of
the students enrolled in BCP fBasic Col-
lege Prepl did not continue second semes-
ter with ACP fAdvanced College Prepl.
With the new system, many more are tak-
ing a full year of senior English.
"That is one great improvement. The
course was set up as a full year and I think
it's best when the students are exposed to
the total program," Francis said.
The college credit will not only give
the students a head start on their fresh-
men year in college, but it will also give
many a better chance to test out of fresh-
men and possibly sophomore English.
"It's a good way to prepare for a real
college English class because we use the
same textbooks, which are on a very high
reading level, and it will make it easier to
test out,', Thompson said.
"I know it is hard, but I also know
that it will be a big help for next year. lt
would be scary if I had to go to college
without the experience of writing a re-
search paper. Iim hoping to test out of as
much as I canf' senior Theresa Witthar
"The low cost is another advantage.
It would cost almost three times as much
for the same class at a college," Francis
The new system has many advan-
tages for the teachers as well.
"It's a positive experience. The mate-
rial is new and much more challenging. It's
a lot easier when students have been
weeded out. My classes are filled with
adult-like people who are interested,
aware, and in there because they want to
work and learn,', Thompson said.
I-lolliway agrees. "These seniors are
much more responsible and interested in
what they are learning. It is so much nicer
to teach students who signed up for the
class instead of those who are there be-
cause it is a requirement."
Francis, Thompson and Holliway
hope the enrollment for CPE continues to
"I would rather teach CPE all six
hours rather than just two," Holliway said.
Some scheduling changes will occur
next year, but the basics will stay as they
"The general feedback I get from my
students is very good. I'm enjoying it and I
hope the students are, too. I'm looking
forward to next year when the program
will be more polished," Thompson said.
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Steele. Left: Cindy Kerley finds much of her spare time is spent at the
Mid-Continent Public Library working on assignments for class. Below:
Research for the term paper begins in the card catalog where many
sources may be found.
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Below: Senior Mark DeYoung, sports editor, con-
centrates on his design as he lays out his page.
Below right: Senior Dominic Conde, cartoonist,
draws for Tracy Reed, depth editor, to add to her
as ss t
pressure 'The Spirit'
"The Spirit of '82" staff discovered
early it's not easy to keep up with pre-
viously set high standards of the news-
"We kind-of got off to a bad start.
Deadlines were made harder this year.
We improved without as many mistakes.
We felt better about each issue," editor-in-
chief Chong Kim explained.
Since stories were given on a volun-
tary basis, students could choose what
they wanted to write about.
"Most of our stories were written on
a voluntary basis. Everyone had their own
beats. That's how we got the story ideas,"
managing editor Michelle McQuinn said.
Deadlines and organization were a
problem because of conflicting schedules
and interests. Many students were trying
hard to make good grades and attend
extra-curricular activities plus write for
"I had to make decisions of what had
to come first. Usually it was college Eng-
lish and the newspaper," Suzy Hess said.
Michelle also explained: "People did
not have confidence. They thought their
problems were unique and that no one
else had their problems."
Deadlines were to be met on Mon-
days, the same day the paper came out.
Wednesdays it was laid out, and Thurs
days the editor and the managing editor
Chong and Michelle, went to the printer
The deadlines had to be met.
"We had to meet deadlines or the
paper didn't come out. Mondays the pa
pers came out and the same day the sto
ries were due for the next issue. It was ar
endless cycle," Michelle said.
Another feeling was that of how the
Journalism department is set up. Adviser
Ron Clemons gave total control to the
editors. A lot of responsibilities were
placed on these editors as they soon
"The entire Journalism program is
different than other classroom settings.
There is more responsibility," Chong ex-
Suzy felt the same, as she reiterated
what Chong said:
"Journalism is a lot harder. At times I
hated it. This year I .am having a better
time at it. All in all, it is worth it."
One change in the paper this year
was the design for the name of the paper.
Another was the way the staff wanted to
relate to the students.
"We wanted to relate to as many of
the students as possible. We tried to
relate to all aspects. That is what we
wanted to do," Chong concluded.
Left: Responsibilities were many for senior Chong Kim, editor-in-chief.
Below left: "The Spirit" staff: front row: Tracy Reed, depth editorg Kathlyn
Day copy editorg Chong Kim, editor-inechiefg Lisa Temple, circulation man-
ager Michelle McQumn managing editor Dominic Conde cartoonist
Jenny Porter advertising manager Back row Suzy Hess features colum
nist Joe Mandaclna sports columnist Laurie Smith editorial editor Mark
DeYoung sports editor Mike Pruettlng circulation manager Dauld Elliott
news editor Below Senior Shane Hills features editor and senior Stephan
ie Wilson photography editor go ouer a story before it goes to the printer
Above: Vicki Van Ry and Ron Mackey headed the '82 yearbook staff. Getting an interview and going to the pr
are just a small part of theirjobs. "You haue to learn to interact with a lot of dUferent people being on yearl
staff, " Vicki said.
The 1982 Heritage Staff? Front row: Kelly Davidson, administration and
faculty editor, Jill Sherman, portraits co-editor, Brian Howard, associate editor.
Second rowf Suzy Mast, photographer, Amy Zimmermann, photographer, Jeff
Beck, curriculum co-editor, Jan Sperry, lUestyles editor, Cami Molt, copy editor,
Debby Rowe, index-directory co-editor, Syluia Stauffer, index-directory co-editor,
Tani Stanke, portraits co-editor, Brenda Brown, head photographer, Karen
Johann, curriculum co-editor, Paula Mitchell, photography editor, Back ro
Jamie Jones, photographer, Phil Rellihan, sports co-editor, Danny Burrus, clu
co-editor, Cynthia McHenry, index-directory co-editor, Alec Shepherd, desi
co-editor, Cindy Durham, sports co-editor, Ron Mackey, managing editor, Vit
Van Ry, editor-in-chief, Sandra Walter, design co-editor, Susan Young, clu
co-editor, Jann Fenner, business manager.
Staff confronts hassles
of new responsibilities
The Truman "Heritage" yearbook
staff seemed to have a lot of this.
"Probably one of the most important
things you learned from publications was
to take on responsibility. You had to learn
to account for yourself and your work,"
senior Vicki Van Ry said.
Pressure was also a big part of being
on any yearbook staff.
"Everything came at once. At the first
deadline in November, we had about a
month to work on our stories. We no
sooner finished with that deadline, than
we had another one about three weeks
away. We dicln't know what to expect,"
senior Jan Sperry said.
"People depended on you. If you
didn't get your job done it was a heavy
burden on the rest of the staff," senior
Cynthia McHenry said.
Being new, this staff faced the same
problems as previous years.
"I thought that all the problems that
Mr. Clemons had told us we would' run
into wouldn't happen to us. lt is amazing
how history repeats itselff' senior Danny
"The hardest part was the deadlines.
We came in not knowing the pmcess of
putting out the yearbook. We learned
One of the experiences that the staff
learned was that communication between
the staff and editors was essential to the
"I find it necessary to keep up with
what was going on in the publications
room and the dark room. lt got a little
hectic when people changed their minds
about a picture and didnit tell us. I tried to
keep everything straight," senior Brenda
When approximately 1200 yearbooks
are handed out at the end of the year,
everyone will find out if he did his part.
"When we took a position in this
class, we dedicated ourselves to the book
and to the rest of the school. Everything
we did had to be relatively original, with-
out error and done on time or else," sen-
ior Alec Shepherd said.
The "Heritage" staff learned fast what
needed to be done.
Ron Mackey also had a few troubles
adjusting to the fast pace of putting out a
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"You learned what responsibility is.
You took on a lot of it by being on the
staff," senior Brian Howard concluded.
Deep in concentration, junior James Bell studies
the German Scrabble board trying to come up with
a good word to challenge his opponents.
Classes help prepare
With the number of elective classes
increasing, many students are placing less
importance on foreign languages.
"One of the biggest shortcomings in
our educational system is that not enough
importance is placed on foreign lan-
guages," Ann Stinderland, French teach-
er, said. "We are one of the only deve-
loped countries in the world that does not
require a foreign language for graduation
from high school."
Enrollment has been slowly declining
in high school foreign language classes
over the last 15 years. One reason stems
,from the fact that universities no longer
-require it for entrance and another may
be because there are many more electives
to choose from now, 'Madame' Sunder-
Many students feel that taking a for-
eign language is a waste of time unless you
plan to travel or are planning a career
"I'd only take a foreign language if I
was going to go to another country. It's a
waste of time if you don't," senior Cindy
Some foreign language students dis-
agree with this philosophy.
"I think a lot of people don't take a
foreign language because they don't think
they'll ever need it," fourth-year French
student Paula Rodak said. "It's funny be-
cause many Americans that go abroad
automatically think everyone else in the
world should speak English and that's not
"It is important to have an under-
standing of another language because in
the process of learning it, you learn a lot
more about different cultures and ljfe-
styles," senior Laurie Smith said.
"I use my Spanish a lot more than I
thought I would. Some TV shows and
movies have occasional Spanish dialogue
in them. I've learned a lot about English by
studying Spanish. I can tell when English
words have a Latin base and things like
that," senior Alec Shepherd said. "I took
Spanish because my brother said he had
to take it in college and it was really tough.
He wished he would have taken it in high
Junior Julie Smith cheats al' German Scrabble as
she sneaks a peak into her book for a good word.
Playing Scrabble giues students a break from their
school. I have taken four years of it hoping
I can test out in college."
Many college majors do require a
"The associate dean at UMKC said
that presently 32 majors offered at UMKC
require a foreign language," director of
secondary curriculum, Dr. Gail Williams,
said. "I think this is something students
should be aware of."
But are they aware?
"If I would have known that so many
college majors require a foreign language,
I probably would have taken one in high
school," Cindy said. "No one told me."
"I don't think kids think about it,"
Madame said. "Most students don,t know
what they want to study in college and
they just don't think about it."
It seems many students taking for-
eign languages now have a personal inter-
est in it rather than college preparatory
motives. A large percent of first-year stu-
dents usually continue on.
"My dad wanted me to take a foreign
language because we travel a lot in Europe
and- it is good to have another language,"
junior Sara Landers said. "lt wasn't a
question of whether I had room for it in
my schedule. I made room."
"I'd say about 75 percent of my first-
year students continue on," Madame said.
"I like French. Madame is a teacher.
that can really motivate you to do well in
class. It is one of my favorite classes,"
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Left: French teacher Ann "Madame" Sunderland's classes do
plenty of oral work. "Madame is a teacher that can really
motivate you to do well in class," junior Sara Landers said.
Above: Sophomore Jill Fortman is motivated.
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Above: Coach Bill Walker shows senior Trisha
Anderson how to further deuelop her character.
Right: Trisha and senior Tom Cochran share a
tender moment in their duet scene.
Below: Dramatic interpretation offers senior Wynetta Massey
the chance to become a uariety of characters. Right: Sopho-
mores Lisa Dewey and Christene Harrison demonstrate their
support for those going to tournaments by participating in the
traditional squad yell,
family feeling in class
Thirty different personalities blended
together fifth hour, and each personality
aided in the production of a class with a
"We're unique in our own special
way. Aside from our personalities, we all
have a special ability, and we all like to
ham it up a lot," sophomore Carol Baker
The "family" concept came from the
fact that the squad spent so much time
together. Each weekend from October to
April speech tournaments were held at
local high schools. They lasted about six
hours every Friday night and all day Sat-
urday. Being together that much caused
members to grow closer and to form
"I felt really comfortable in Forensics.
lt's just like we were all one big family,"
sophomore Lisa Meier said.
However, not each person came into
Forensics with an open mind about being
accepted into this family.
"When l came into this class, l felt
like l was walking in on a family,', Carol
said. "They had come to Bridger last year,
and l had seen them doing things togeth-
er. l felt like l would be an intruder."
This feeling was noticed by the expe-
"The sophomores were afraid to open
up at first. They just kind of sat back in
class and watched the experienced people
clown around. But they have opened up,"
senior Jeff Beck, NFL president, said.
"From day one we opened up to every-
Because Forensics is open to sopho-
mores, juniors and seniors, anyone can
take the class for one, two or all three
Unlike novices, second and third-
year members, therefore, were pretty
much on their own. They needed a teach-
er, but they didn't constantly need to be
reminded what to do, when to do it and
how it was to be done. This created a dif-
ferent classroom setting.
"We had more freedom imagination
wise. The class gave us a chance to stand
out and not be considered weird," junior
Tim Woodward said. "Everyone else
around you was just as crazy as you
Anybody can be weird or crazy. But
according to Coach Bill Walker, not eve-
rybody could be in Forensics.
"There are some people who couldn't
be a Forensics student," Walker said.
"They can't overcome their fear of getting
up in front of people and performing."
He added, "You have to be some-
what of an extrovert. You have to believe
in yourself to put yourself in that situa-
When asked to describe the squad in
one word, Walker said, "Bubbly They
were always ready to go. As soon as one
tournament was finished, it was, 'Let's go.
l.et's get ready for the next.' "
Other squad members chose answers
different than Walker's to describe the
class, but their meanings were generally
"Zany. l feel like we are our own spe-
cial elite group,'l Carol said.
Right: Mixing paint for the set is one small aspect for finishing
it. Below: Replacing flats after use is as important as using
them. Bottom: Special effects are added after basics are
The play is the thing.
So is the set.
Everyday fourth hour, the sounds of
construction could be heard through the
doors of the theater. Saws, hammers and
shouted orders blend in the harmony of
creating another place in a different time.
The class, Stagecraft, can be des-
cribed in the popular slogan, "lt's not just
a job, it's an adventure."
Students felt the sense of "adven-
ture" came from the benefits they gained
from the class.
"l learned how to really work with
people," senior Robin Enke said.
"I learned how to use different kinds
of equipment and tools," junior Jodi Web-
Stagecraft, taught by Kathleen Tuck-
er, was a class of chosen students inter-
ested in designing and building sets for
Truman Theater productions. Tucker had
few expectations from the students.
"Besides learning the skill of play
production in all areas, l expect them to
learn the art of accepting responsibility,"
Students felt the expectations from
them were demanding, but beneficial.
":lVlrs. Tucker expects an awful lot,
especially dedication, mixed with ability,
endurance and being able to work with
people," Jodi said.
"She expects us to work as hard as
we can and to give our opinions and
ideas," junior Michelle Briseno said.
This sense of responsibility and hard
work were graded on a fairly easy basis.
"l grade the students on the com-
pleteness of their jobs and how well they
carry out all phases of the production, as
well as periodical clean-up jobs and care
of the equipment," Tucker said.
Crews were formed to do a certain
project that deals with the stage construc-
tion or decoration. The class finds it im-
portant, then, to have team work.
"The whole class depends on eve-
ryone else to get done with their job so
that part of the set will be finished," senior
Greg Palmer said.
What is the student interest in the
"l've always wanted to work in the
theater, but l've never had the ability to be
an actress, so l wanted to do technical
work," Jodi said.
The class may have had more bene-
fits than the students realize.
"The students are learning things that
other high school students don't have a
chance to learn,' Tucker said. "I teach
them technical and scenic design and you
don't usually learn that until you are a jun-
ior in college."
When the final touches were made
and the set was complete, students ex-
pressed mixed feelings.
"I feel like I have accomplished some-
thing and feel proud because l had a hand
in building it," Michelle said.
"I feel so proud of the group effort
and our achievement towards the success
of the play productionf, Robin said.
Top: Design ideas for the production of "Oklaho-
ma" are needed before the building begins. Middle:
Besides the stage construction, jobs such as cos-
tumes are worked on. Bottom: Learning how to
use tools is required.
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"We usually spent between 10 and 15
minutes za day discussing the news," Soci-
ology teacher Rhea Kalhorn said.
Watching the news wasn't the only
way to get in on the conversation accord-
ing to senior Dee Dee Sloane.
"We could listen to the radio, read
the newspaper or even the school news-
paper," she said.
The daily news discussions ranged
from politics down to school activities.
"We even talked about the success of
the school play," Dee Dee said.
Grading the students was not a prob-
"If we didn't participate in the news
discussions, she couldn't give us a grade,"
senior Jill Beaver said.
"The students found it hard to ex-
press th.emselves easily and comfortably
in front of their peers," Kalhorn said.
"The students didn't receive a daily
grade, but if I called on them and they
didn't know any news, they got an 'F,' "
The class deals with human relation-
ships and world events. The news helped
students become aware of the environ-
ment as a whole, and to help them under-
stand the problems society faces.
"The news really helped us learn
more about people and what's going on in
the world," Jill said.
Sometimes watching the news was a
"I worked so I tried to listen to the
radio in the morning," Dee Dee said.
The main problem was the students'
comprehension of the news.
"The students were more interested
in what happened and how many were
killed, rather than the value of why it hap-
pened. l wanted them to see a relationship
to what we have learned," Kalhorn said.
However, in a discussion on news,
many arguments did arise.
"I liked them to disagree with me
because .it simulated them. Disagreeing
was all right as long as they had a basis,"
"She liked us to disagree,with her,
and she liked to hear our side," Jill said.
"ln class we could express our opin-
ions, and we weren't graded down be-
cause of them," Dee Dee said.
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at current issues. Below: Teacher Rhea Kalhorn
explains an article to be read in class.
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Below: Science students receive extra credit for
attending Saturday morning seminars. Right: The
seminars begin at 9 a.m. every Saturday morning,
Senior Kevin Stroup and junior Brian Holcomb give
up o chance to sleep in so they can attend.
Students attend lecture
to receive extra credit
Truman's Science Department incor-
porated the usual study routines, like class
lectures, discussions, labwork and tests.
Some students attended the science semi-
nars offered several times through the
On eight Saturdays, at the Arthur
Mag Conference Center, hundreds of
teenage students had the chance to listen
to speakers renowned in the science field.
It was located on 425 Volker Boulevard in
Kansas City. The presentations were an
hour long. Various subjects were covered,
from Urban Biology, to Telecommunica-
tions engineering, from crib death to black
lt was sponsored by the Science Pio-
neers, a Kansas City-based educational
association. Anyone in grades seven
through twelve were welcome to attend
free of charge.
"I saw the presentation on skin can-
cer," senior Kevin Stroup said. "I got into
it. It was like a huge college lecture hall,
packed full of people."
Some people, who are interested in
science as a career, were looking for more
knowledge and experience to supplement
that which is taught in the classroom. An
ulterior motive might have been those
grade-saving extra credit points. To re-
ceive extra credit, the student had to give
an informative report in front of the class.
The presentations were often accom-
panied by a film or slide show. Once they
had a huge DNA molecular model.
"I thought it was very interesting. We
had the opportunity to ask any questions
we had, and to exchange ideas," junior
Dennis Farris said.
"They were really informative. I think
they should be offered next year too,"
Below left: Juniors Jean Ann Ford, Nikki No-
land and senior Brian Howard take notes on
in-depth information provided on current scien-
tU'ic issues. Below: Dr. John Heibert, plastic
surgeon, lectures on birth defectsand pediatric
The seminars were well-attended. On
the average about 15 to 20 students at-
tended each one.
senior Mark DeYoung said. "Besides,
what else is there to do on Saturday morn-
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hour demonstrates. Below: Senior Donnie Ploegar and junior Tim Crab
e wor on a BASIC program.
attracts computer butts
lnterest was a major factor in the
computer science program this year.
"A few years ago, we only had one
class, now we have nine classes," teacher
Chuck Harris said. "Of the nine classes,
there are five different courses offered,
covering two different computer lan-
The five courses- that make up the
computer science program include three
Basic tBeginner's All-purpose Symbolic
Instruction Codej and two RPC- tReport
Programming Generatorj classes. Alone,
these two languages enticed more than
200 students to take them in just one
"l got interested in computers from a
friend," senior Melody Carroll said. "I
have taken computer science at Vo-Tech
access his classes had to a real computer
was through Rockhurst College.
"lt wasn,t very good," Naudet said.
"lt was too hard to punch the program on
cards then feed them into the computers
over there then take them back. The
average time to get a finished program
back was two to three days."
Presently, Truman has two IBM ter-
minals, four microcomputers, and one
printer available for student use.
"We have about the best hardware
tcomputersj of any high school that l've
heard of," Harris said.
Because of the student interest, the
computer science program may exper-
ience some changes next year.
"We're hoping to expand the pro-
gram even more. We hope to have the
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and junior Doug Amadio fbelowj play games on the
computers after school. Games such as Asteroids,
Pacman, Space Invaders and Galaxian are only a
few games available for use on the computers.
and at Truman and l think that Truman
has a very good program with some of the
best equipment that l've seen."
"lt will help me later in life,,' junior
Daren Macklin said. "Any job in engineer-
ing, chemistry, drafting, data processing
or computer science, you are going to
have to know how to use a computer."
The computer science program is
relatively new at Truman. Three years
ago, Truman had none of its own compu-
ter equipment. According to Charles Nau-
det, computer science teacher, the only
capabilities to teach three new languages:
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Languagej, FORTRAN fFORmula TRANS-
latorj, and Assembler Language. That
way, we can cover most of the major
"I am really pleased with the program
at Trumanf, Melody said. "I wish even
more people would get involved though."
"l like all the computer classesf, Dar-
-en said. "1 think that anyone interested in
the field of math and science should take
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The roaring typewriters and the var-
ous equipment surroundings created an
Jffice atmosphere for secretarial and cler-
Both secretarial and clerical are alike
Iamong other thingsi in the fact that
:hey're two hour classes and teach basic
Jffice skills, but there are also some dif-
ferences. First off, the requirements for
:he courses differ. Secretarial involves tak-
ng shorthand as well as typing, and cleri-
:al involves taking typing as well as an-
other business course. But shorthand is a
iecessity to get into secretarial.
"Shorthand is required in secretarial.
We do shorthand dictation for one hour
and the other hour consists of rotations,"
senior Debbie Bishop said.
The secretarial class takes shorthand
dictation for an hour and clerical types for
an hour. But, nevertheless, both classes
nave a system called rotation. Rotations
are the different things the students have
to do. Such things as filing, mail shipping,
typing etc. . .
"For the first hour in clerical we do
rotations, that is where each student
works with all the various office machines,
and for the second hour we type," senior
Kendra Yahne said.
"By rotating around, it gives us more
:mf an opportunity to learn and it's more
nterestingf' Kendra added.
But there is a basic difference in the
rotations system between the classes. Sec-
retarial rotations include everything that
:lerical does except payroll. In place of
that they type. Otherwise the system is
oasically the same for both classes. Each
:lass receives the opportunity to work
with all the office equipment provided.
Such office equipment that is pro-
.fided are the fluid duplicator, which makes
:arbon copies from a master, a mimeo-
Daily use of typewriters increases speed accu-
graph, which makes copies from stencil,
adding calculating machines and a trans-
criber, which is a listening device that a
student types directly from. It is in the
form of earphones.
"But what equipment that is not sup-
plied here can be given at vo-tech. Stu-
dents can go out to vo-tech for one quar-
ter land they get to pick their quarteri and
work on the machines that we do not
have," Debbie Smith, secretarial and cler-
ical teacher, said.
By working with office equipment stu-
dents learn office skills. By learning office
skills through these classes students are
given the opportunity to receive jobs
through SOO fSupervised Office Occu-
pationj. But this isn't the only reason why
students take the class.
"I took clerical because secretarial
skills are good to have. You can use them
in many other jobs besides just being a
secretary," senior Dawnetta Ormsbee
Below: Filing becomes an important office skill as
senior Janis Allen learns the basics. Bottom: Listen-
ing skills improue as the transcriber dictates rapidly
to senior Diana Doss.
Above: Concentrating on the steadiness of his hand,
senior Lee Christina locates the piece into its proper
Right: Smoothing the surface of the trunk is a small
part of the work for senior Darrin Swait in auto
Students leave school
for first-hand experienc
Experience . . .
It "paved the way" for 94 students
here at Truman.
"If you don't have experience, you
can't get a good job," senior Lee Christina
"You go to apply, for a job and they
ask you if you have experience. If you
don't, they usually won't hire you," senior
Darrin Swait said.
How can one receive experience if no
one will hire him?
They may select a technical school or
attend college for three or four years -
but all of this takes much time and money.
There is another alternative while
you're still in high school.
Vo-tech offers inexpensive courses
from cosmetology to auto mechanics and
bestows the proper training.
"I wanted some training to work on
cars, and I got it here in auto body repairs.
You couldn't get this kind of training any-
where else for free," Darrin said.
The Vo-tech program enables stu-
dents to receive the training they need, in
the field they choose, and it requires less
time than if they were attending college or
a special school.
"The data processing course gives
you two years of training in computers in
just nine months of school," senior Jim
"I can get training in cosmetology for
ten months here - free," senior Debbie
It's not only the inexpensive training
that motivates students to take Vo-tech.
Itis the pride that comes from the finished
"This is the first time auto body
pairs class has ever built a show car, an
took first place. I knew it was good, 2
I'm proud of it!" senior Bob Knox said
Working on the projects themsel'
is what keeps the i.nterest up.
"Someone brings a T.V. set in and
actually fix it ourselves," Lee said.
"We get to program the computei
print out something like a payroll. It's l
you're really working on a job," Jim sz
Jim's girlfriend, Sherri Brisbin, a
attends the data processing course.
"Jim programs the computer an
get to correct the print-out. I like be
able to work together with him," Shi
Working together is only one of
many advantages of Vo-tech.
"I've benefitted already from tak
the auto body repair course. People hz
already asked me to work on their car
get a lot of experience outside the cl.
too," Bob said.
Students relish the fact that theg
receiving training and acquiring exp
ience now instead of waiting until at
"I don't have to wait until I get out
school to get training. I get it now so tl
after I graduate I can get a jobf' Deb
"That's one of the main things I l
about Vo-tech. I can get a job right af
high school. They even help us find a jo
we want them to," Darrin said.
These students appreciate Vo-te
because theyire able to choose the cou
they want and enjoy learning about it.
Above: Senior Bob Knox puts the finishing touches on a
show car which received a first place rating in the auto
show. Below: Senior Jim Jardine programs the computer
to display the correct answer on the print-out. Left: Self-
acquired skill allows senior Debbie Toner to demonstrate
her ability of giving "perms."
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to temporary quarters
A repetitious rhythm of sewing ma-
chines, combined with sounds of history
documentary films, filled the multi-purpose
The new sewing room, which occu-
pied half of the multi-purpose room, was
constructed to accommodate upcoming
"We needed to convert the old sew-
ing room 145 into a foods room. The clos-
est available space was the multi-purpose
room under the library," vice principal
Clay Snowden said.
In the initial planning, one of the con-
cerns was that the sounds from the histo-
ry films might interfere with the sewing
students' concentration. In addition, it was
felt that the free movement of the sewing
students might interfere with film viewing.
"The only problem I could see was
the films. Yet, I felt we could work these
out with student and teacher coopera-
tion," Snowden said.
"The films bugged my concentration.
I couldn't keep my mind on my sewingg
there was too much noise and moving
about," senior Emily Parker said.
"No. It didn't interfere with us. I had
no quarrels with it," history teacher Ed-
mond Davidson said.
The construction commotion settled,
and the now renovated cooking room is
in, waiting for the large increase of student
enrollment next year.
Home Economics teacher Peggy Rob-
inson reflected on the need for more
"Our enrollment in Home Economics
was so large that the need for another
cooking room was most necessary. Plus,
half the freshmen will enroll in a Home
Economics class next year."
"This year we had 30 students per
hour for six hours, next year a lot more.
I'm anxious to use the new room. It will be
clean, a nice change, larger and not so
cramped," Home Economics teacher
Mary Ann McGovern said.
The faculty was most relieved and
satisfied with these new accommodations.
The converted space relieved not only
tensions but made classroom conditions
"Finally we are away from the dis-
tracting cafeteria, we have more room
and can spread out easier, with two girls
to a machine," Robinson said.
Students also found these accommo-
dations suitable and pleasing as sopho-
more Tami Thurman said.
"I liked the new sewing room. It
wasn't crowded, I could move around
more freely, and it was air conditioned."
Top left: Mary Ann McGovern takes time to assist her
students. Above: Sewing takes precise measurement
as junior Patty Price concentrates on her garment
Left: Seniors Danny Griffin and Greg Anderson find working
together makes sewing easier. Bottom left: In preparation for
class assignment, senior Mark Dauis threads his machine. Below:
Larger numbers of students fill new room accommodations.
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does junior Jeff Butler consult Mr. DeSelms.
'Two-hour course' deceptive phrase
Never will one find bored students
sitting idly in their chairs in room 122.
"Spare time" is a foreign phrase to those
found beyond the doorway.
Students can be found plastered to a
4x5 drawing board working furiously to
keep up with deadlines and due dates dur-
ing first and second hours for vocational
drafting. Only one small item that should
be-known is that most work not only
mornings first and second hours, but also
stay after school to work until up to 10:00
several nights a week to hit the deadlines.
"live spent 40 hours in a week before
in there working. It's like having a full-time
job with no pay!" senior Vince Bond said.
The class is open to junior and senior
students who have taken architectural
drafting and who have been accepted to
the program by the adviser and teacher
"Every year we have roughly 20-25
students who apply for the class, but only
16 can be accepted because of the num-
ber of stations we have. I go through and
interview each one of the kids to see
which ones would benefit most from the
course. Others eliminate themselves be-
cause of time or because of class schedule
problems," DeSelms said.
One of the things stressed during the
interviews is the time requirement for the
"The first thing he asked us was if we
were willing to stay after school until ten
o'clock every night," senior Todd Parker
said. "If you don't stay after, you don't
The course is set up as a two-year
program, but it may be taken for only one
yearg the second-year people serving as
"checkers" for the first-year people.
"The checkers' job is to check over
the drawings of individuals assigned to
them. I don't have the time to work with
every student individually at his desk. The
checkers help the others with their ques-
tions. Otherwise, they would have to wait
in line. Part of the checkers' grades are
based on how well they assist the others,',
"We get a lot of flack from the first-
year people when we return their draw-
ings," Vince said. "We take their draw-
ings, check them and then tell them what's
wrong and give them back. They get pret-
ty frustrated sometimes."
"I like it this way," junior David Gram-
lich said. "lt helps out because you don't
have to go running to the teacher all of the
time. They answer all of our dumb ques-
tions and tell you what's wrong so you can
fix your drawing before you give it to
DeSelms. This way, it's just like a two-way
Most seem to agree that it is an effi-
cient system, especially Mr. DeSelms.
"I think the most important thing
about it is that it is so successful," he said.
"Any of the first-year people can get help
whenever they need it."
A big controversy over the program
is whether the course should be weighted.
The general consensus of the class is that
it should be.
"lt has really messed up my class
rank because it's not weighted and it's a
two-year, two-hour class. I don't have any
spare time at all. I spend more time in this
class than every other class put together!"
Counselor Sheila Pool explained that
the course is not weighted because it is
"lt is a more specialized class, like
training. Weighted classes are basic sub-
jects at high levels in areas which all stu-
dents are required for," she said.
Yet the class seems to overwhelm all
others as far as time is concerned.
"I spend more time here than l do at
home!" senior Derek Conde said.
g'But it's not the 'hours involved that
matters," counselor George Coskey said.
"Currently they're unweighting every-
The board of Education policies reads
, "Weighted classes are generally those
beyond the required courses and which
require intense outside preparation."
Intense outside preparation?
Apparently, the course wouldn't seem
to fall under this category.
And now the chances for the class to
ever be weighted are next to hopeless as
the number of weighted courses have
been cut to nearly half recently.
Nevertheless, honors course or not,
it doesn't seem to hamper the output of
the students. DeSelms estimates that ap-
proximately 80 percent of the kids who
have taken the class are now either in an
engineering firm or are studying engineer-
ing in college.
"A number of my former students
often return to visit and tell me about col-
lege life," he said. "Almost all of them are
studying some type of engineering in
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block print as part of his option in advanced art class.
Above: Adding details to his painting project, senior
Todd Holde rness makes use of acrylic paints to convey
Students relate music
through visual mediums
Ravers, Solo, Flying Bricks - all just
a few names of newly conceived rock
groups - all created by advanced Tru-
man art students.
The album art was a rather new addi-
tion to the Art Il, Ill and IV curriculum. lt
became quite popular among many art
students since its introduction last year.
"It relates their interests in music to
visual mediums," Janis Malott, art instruc-
This student enthusiasm and com-
bined interest in music allowed art stu-
dents to express themselves individually
in showing their self-expression.
"You can relate more to an album
cover than a still-lifef' senior Derek Conde
said. "I'm able to come up with my own
ideas instead of the teachers."
Along with creating their own album
covers, students explored a wide range of
materials and mediums. Of these, the air
brush became a popular and versatile
instrument which more students adapted
to their art work including the album cov-
"Students are more aware of what
can be done with the air brush," Malott
said. "My students taking vocational draft-
ing have a lot of experience using it."
This was the case for senior John
Wilkinson whose recent album, "Flying
Bricks Live," made use of the brush.
"It really makes a difference in the
effect you get when using the brush,"
John said. "You get the same result a pro-
fessional would which can really look bi-
Along with different painting tech-
niques and materials, album art also in-
volved other important aspects essential
for good presentation.
"Students must compose materials,
layout, design, lettering and colors into
their own album concept and imagery,"
Elise Albert, art instructor, said. "You can
have a collage of ideas, realistic or ab-
stract. It's something students like be-
cause it's 'theirs' lt's not just something
the teacher assigns."
For some, this project allowed a
unique insight to what one might expect
when commissioned to create a new de-
sign or logo for a client.
"lt gives you the feeling of 'on the job
pressure' which is coming up with the
original design," senior Alec Shepherd
said. "From there, all that remains is the
art work. It's a great opportunity to use
your own imagination and make it the way
Whatever the assignment's purpose,
a great combination of music and art pre-
vailed, starting a wide interest in the
school art curriculum.
"lt's a great vehicle for self-expres-
sion," Albert said.
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good singing. Below right: Trutones add choreo-
graphy and music talent to create better perfor-
Fortunately, this year's concert choir
showed no signs of inexperience.
"This year's choir was very talented
considering the number of new members,"
Phil Dunham, choir director, said. "I think
that the choir as a whole had an excellent
Armed with only 26 returning mem-
bers, concert choir continued to function
as an experienced choir.
"I think it was because of the respect
that we have for Mr. Dunhamf' junior Jay
Guerra said. "The choir knows when and
when not to mess around."
The choir attended the Suburban
Conference Clinic to help them improve
in quality and experience.
Concert choir had its regular perfor-
mances, such as fall and spring concerts,
as well as entertaining activities, including
the annual new member initiation, hay-
ride, Halloween and Christmas parties.
"I liked choir. It was entertaining at
times and crazy at others, and still some-
thing that we could be proud of," senior
Jim Steele said.
"The music that the choir sang was
selected from many hundreds of songs
from twentieth century composers. This
year ended a three-year study of music
covering five major eras of music: Renais-
sance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and
"It was kind of my dream to teach all
think it has been very successfulf,
"I liked the music from last year," Jag
said. "I liked this yearls, also, but not quite
"Everyone has his own kind of music
which he prefers," senior Teresa Bradley
said. "You can't please everybodyf'
"I really thought it was neat," sopho-
more Larrie Miller said. "I like more mod-
Many things contributed to the
choir's success. For example, the booster
club recently purchased new risers for the
choirs to perform on.
"The new risers are really excellent,"
senior Chris Button said. "They were 100
percent better than the old ones, with all
their swaying and squeakingf'
In addition to risers, the choir had
other aids. Seven girls proved talented
enough to accompany the choir at various
times during the year.
Also, concert choir had one all-state
"It was the neatest experience in my
entire lifef, senior Cindy Magill said. "It
was a pure joy to be surrounded by so
many talented musicians."
"Everyone is such good friends," sec-
retary Cherise Payne said. "We were all
nervous about our first performance at
the first of the year, but now I think that
weire getting basically better."
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juniors Paula Winslow and Debbie Collins. Right below: Treble
Twelve, Front row: Paula Winslow, Kyla Case luice-presidentl,
Shelli Ashmore, Debbie Collins. Back row: Tracy Fletcher, Gret-
chen Mackey, Pam Whiteaker, Debbie Bullard, Susan Coleman
laccompanistl, Greta Williams, Angel Walker, Teresa Bradley
lpresidentl, Stacey Smothers lsecretaryj. Bottom: Girls' Choir.
lnames listed on pages 234-2351.
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Pep talks help arouse
motive and enthusiasm
Pep talks aren't just for football teams
- they're for Girls' Choir, also.
Girls' Choir had 19 sophomores this
year. This is more than any years before.
With the inexperienced choir members,
pep talks came in handy.
"They give you a positive attitude,"
senior Shelli Ashmore said.
When things werenit quite in line, Phil
Dunham, choir director, began to talk to
them about the problem. The upperclass-
men would usually add some advice:
"They say we need enthusiasm and
spirit," sophomore Kim Pattison said.
When spirits were low and it seemed
like a dreary Monday, this was a good
time to have a pep talk.
"When we start getting real down
and it doesn't seem like anything is work-
ing it makes you want to work harder,"
senior Stacey Smothers said.
After they conversed, most felt it was
"I felt we needed it really bad," senior
Kyla Case said. "We realized we have to
start working harder."
"They make you stop and think about
why you're in Girls' Choir or why you
even tried out," junior Gretchen Mackey
Even though most felt it was an asset,
others may have been offended.
"I think it makes a lot of people mad
when someone says you're not trying,"
junior Tracy Fletcher said.
With more sophomores than seniors,
this is a change from other years.
"We have to work hard, but have to
work even harder to get more things
accomplished," Stacey said.
"lt's a younger sound because their
voices aren't as mature," Dunham said.
But then added, "Some of our stronger
voices are sophomoresf,
Not only did the pep talks help them,
but listening to the words of Twentieth
Century music they sang, also helped.
"You can get a lot out of the songs if
you think about what the person who
wrote it is trying to say," Shelli said. "We
do better when we realize that."
Knowing that the future is a promis-
ing one for the sophomores, because they
will have experience, the seniors helped
lift their spirits.
"All the seniors help us out by setting
examples and getting us involved," soph-
omore Susan Bisges said. "They want to
have a good choir."
This may not be a football team but
they need support through thick and thin,
"The pep talks help us in many ways,"
Gretchen said. "They give us a chance to
express our feelings about the choir."
Above right: Senior Lynne Mendicki and sophomores Susan Bisges and Pam Whiteaker concentrate on
music for "Oklahoma " Left: Sight-reading requires patience for sophomore Claudia Fox. Above: Dancing
to the music contributes to the performance of Treble Twelve at the Fall Concert.
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ans recognize choir
from television taping
"There's a feeling in the air that you
can't get anywhere but Kansas Cit "
y. . .
There was a feeling in Men's Choir as
"We all bonded together - we stuck
together and had a lot of spirit,', senior
Chris Button said. "It took us about five
minutes to get serious, but we could get
serious about things."
"From across the country side we
share the growing pride each time we
touch the sky . . ."
A little bit of the spirit was revealed
when the class tried to win the Student
Council-sponsored United Way drive.
"We wanted to- win. One guy even
gave a S10 bill," senior Steve Case said.
"We didn't win, but we should have."
The choir got paid back when they
found out they were going to sing "Hello
K.C." on public television for KCMO-TV
"I got pretty excited thinking I would
be on TV," Chris said.
"I got nervous. I was thinking about
the big time," senior Larry Gordon said.
"From where the river flows, to
where the sunset goes, we're all good
neighbors passing by . . ."
After lVlen's choir appeared on televi-
sion, letters were sent to them from "fans"
who had listened.
"It was pretty wild getting letters from
people. I'm glad Men's Choir is finally get-
ting recognized," senior Greg lVlcCulley
To others, choir meant more to them
than being recognized, or just sitting in
"It's the guys in there. We all got rad-
ical once in a while and had a good time to
an extent, but it was a great way to start
the day," Chris said.
"You're part of a big group with all
the guys backing you up all the way,"
"We all had a good time and learned
a lot easier without all the hassles," Steve
"Hello K. C., Truman High loves you!"
Right: Excitement from performing in front of an
audience is written on members faces. Below: After
weeks of practice mens' choir performs at the fall
concert and adds comical relief with hand gestures.
Bottom: Mens' Choir fnames listed on pages 234-
Daily practice pays off
in spring performance
Performances for Girls Glee did not
only mean at the annual fall, winter and
spring concerts, but also at another con-
"l really like to sing for them. They
seem to appreciate our singing and it
makes you feel good," senior Kim High
"l think we should go more places
and sing, at least three times a year," sen-
ior Rhonda Greenfield said.
Nevertheless, one performance was
given that was not held at school but at
the Truman Neurological Center. Some
found fulfillment or reward in this.
"When l'm singing and l see all these
happy faces it makes me feel like l'm doing
something worth while," senior Chris
"Singing for them makes it more ex-
citing and more special," Chris added.
So day in and day out the girls sang
and learned different songs. As well as
sharing it with the people at Truman Neu-
rological Center, they also wished to per-
form other places.
"l think we should visit other schools
and get them interested in Girls Glee,"
Below: Sopranos Debbie Vodry and Kari Johnson
practice their part for upcoming concert. Bottom:
Girls' Glee fnames listed on pages 234-2352.
Much time is spent rehearsing by altos Stacey Fer-
ree and Sonya Reddell.
"Girls Glee is fun. l like it 'and l think
others would like it. Maybe they would get
the enjoyment I got out of singing in con-
certs as well as in class," Rhonda added.
But for whatever reason it may be,
whether it is finding some reward in per-
forming or for getting another person
interested, Girls Glee continued to per-
form in various concerts.
"Concerts are good. They show how
hard we have worked and what we have
done, plus you get to share your singing
with others," Kim said.
Extra playing dates give
Instead of fading off into obscurity,
the orchestra is building to become more
of a performing group. After facing years
of dwindling size, the orchestra emphas-
izes its finesse to an uneducated public.
"We spend more time working on the
fine details now," senior Susan Scranton
These "fine details" are what distin-
guish an orchestra from the thundering of
a marching or concert band.
"People hear marching bands all the
time at games and parades, they're not
used to hearing an orchestraf' Susan said.
"You never hear anyone say anything
about the orchestra. We don't have the
'talk about' that the choirs and band do,"
senior Laura Merrell said.
To make the public more aware, to
give the group more experience and to
help get the recognition the students de-
serve, orchestra conductor Gary Love set
up extra playing dates and formed quar-
tets and small playing groups.
"Mr. Love found different places for
us to perform at. We concentrated,
though, on the grade schools to get the
young kids interested in string instru-
ments," Susan said. ,
"We tried to contribute to the educa-
tion system by showing kids what it is like
to play and perform," Laura said.
The grade school teachers also
helped to push the program.
"After we played at Sycamore Hills
Elementary, the teachers had the students
draw pictures about how the music made
them feel. They were really great,', Susan
The players hope that programs like
this will help boost orchestra sizes and
interest for future years. Even if they don't
feel much recognition as performers now,
the members will always hold their heads
"We may not get recognition, but
we'll always work hard,', Laura said. "I'm
proud of the way the orchestra has acted
through it all. There's a sense of actual
Below: Orchestra I names listed on pages 234-2351.
Right: Probably the big event of the year for the
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Above left: Sophomore Leslie Gerrard and senior Susan Scranton were named
to the All-State Orchestra. Below: The orchestra spends many after school
hours in the pit during "Oklahoma" practice. Bottom: Orchestra members
Leslie Gerrard, Laura Merrell, Julie Heidbrier and Susan Scranton work on a
quartet piece for a performance.
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Below: Members of Marching Band compete in a
marching contest at Warrensburg. They placed
second for the second consecutive year. Bottom:
Mr. Loue lays aside the responsibility of directing for
a moment as he picks up his trumpet to join the
Show Band in a number.
Groups entertain fans
by rousing school pep
In addition to the Pep Club, Star-
steppers and Rex's Raiders, Show Band
also showed its support for the basketball
When Mr. Love became director of
Varsity Band, he also took over the re-
sponsibility of a group called Pep Band.
But he wanted the band to do more than
rouse school spirit.
"Mr. Love wanted to have a small
group who could perform if they were
asked to. He wanted a more musical band
instead of just pep. That's why we
changed our name from Pep Band to
Show Band," senior Suzy Mast said.
I Although the main purpose of the
lgroup was to promote school spirit, it was
lalso to entertain people.
"We wanted to entertain the people
who came to the games," junior Christi
The Show Band had around 30 mem-
bers. Becoming a member was an honor.
i "Mr. Love picked people to be in
lShow Band. If you couldn't be in it, he
lpicked someone else. He picked only
fthose people he knew would work hard,"
Show Band performed at NAIA tNa-
tional Association of Intercollegiate Ath-
letesl games at Kemper Arena and at the
Firemen's Memorial Service. ,
At the basketball games they played
before the game started and at halftime.
"We played at halftime while the Star- I
steppers performed," Suzy said.
Members got together on Wednes-
days after school to practice and before
the games began. Why devote time to this
extrapurricular activity? h U
It gives us more experience playing
different types of music," junior Theresa
"I really enjoyed it," Christi said. "It's
getting better every year."
Along with this small band, Varsity
Band was also involved in rousing school
Due to extenuating weather circum-
stances, the Varsity Band's activities were
Qmited this year.
One of the duties of the marching
band is to entertain the crowd at home
football games. This year that was only
four times and one of those halftimes was
.rained out. '
"I wishlwe could have marched dur-
ing more halftimes. We became mor
involved in the game when we did," Suz
They were also to perform at th
annual Independence Halloween Parade
but it was rained ou1:.
The winter concert was also pos'
poned due to the weather.
"We were snowed out the first nigl'
so we had to re-schedule the concert,
The band was successful at marchin
contest in Warrensburg in early October
They took second place for the seconi
A special part of the Varsity Bam
received more attention than ever befor-
this year - drummers.
During halftime the drummers wouli
perform their own written cadences.
Senior Rusty Kettner and sophomori
Steve Risenhoover wrote shows for th-
percussionists to perform.
"I took a piece entitled 'Flitation' ani
wrote my own second half to it," Stevi
The ensemble also performed at the
grand opening of Santa Fe Elementary
Some of these members went to state
"Some of us went to state band a'
Tantara. There we played for the MMEF
fMissouri Music Educators Associationj.
Going on to study music or to get 1
scholarship for music: could be one of the
possibilities of the drummers.
"I've been sent an application for a
music scholarship at the University oi
Missouri at Columbia," Steve said.
During late July the marching banc
"For the first week or so we had tc
teach the sophomores how we marched
Then we practiced our formations," Suzg
They would practice about three
hours a night.
The drummers on the other hand
practiced about five hours a night.
"We would come up here after the
band had already started practicing and
then we would practice with them. After
that we would get together and practice
on our own. Sometimes we practiced five
hours a night. This year we are going to
practice all summer," Steve said.
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Size creates principle
of one-to-one exercise
One trombone, one drum, one trum-
pet and six flutes turned JV Band into a
"The small class size allows me to
work on a more one-to-one basis," Gary
Love, band director, said.
"What can nine people play with no
clarinets,', sophomore Tami Thurman
said. "It,s too unbalanced and uneven."
Some felt it was a lot different from
being in a band group and paying S5 to
S10 a half an hour.
"I feel like I'm learning something -
from when in a group band you may be
there but not really know what's going
on," sophomore Cindy Martin said.
"It's like taking free private lessons,"
Most of the band members felt the
one-to-one basis had helped improve their
"My counting is better," junior Tam-
mie Stout said.
"I'm learning a lot because I've never
had lessons before," sophomore Flip
Freeze said. "Taking all of the tests makes
you better skilled."
The individual help was appreciated.
"He can tell us what we are doing
wrong and help us," sophomore Denise
"I like the individual help - you learn
moref, Tami said.
Tryouts for Varsity was their main
concern throughout the year.
"We could get used to playing in front
of Mr. Love before tryoutsf' sophomore
Anne Witcher said.
"It fthe. one-to-one basisl makes it
easier for us when we tryout," Tami said.
When asked which type of class they
preferred for first year band, most agreed
on the one-to-one basis.
"I like it better than the group," Cindy
said. "It helps prepare me for what's to
"I like it better because it teaches
more and it's more individual," Tami said.
To add variety to the music, they
sometimes make changes.
"We work in two's and three's also,"
There is no doubt there will be no
one-to-one basis for next year. With 60 to
70 ninth and tenth graders coming next
year it will be a traditional group JV Band.
"We could have as good of a JV Band
as somone elses Varsity," Love said.
There have been no performances
for the band this year because of its size.
It has been an experience for most to
remember as a private lesson.
"I feel like JV Band isn't just a waste
of time," Cindy said. "I think I'm getting a
lot out of itf'
Above right: In hopes of making Varsity Band, sophomore Cindy Martin gets an hour's practice in. Above:
Sophomores Denise Lappohn and Cindy Martin concentrate on their duet. Right: To add harmony to the
music, director Gary Loue helps sophomores Anne Witcher and Tami Thurman with their duet.
Left: Individual help is given during class time by director Gary Love to Kip Mayo. Below.
Drum Majors: Jeff Warnock and Cindy Magill. Bottom: Practice makes perfect while soph
omore Denise Lappohn strives for perfection as she plays her flute.
junior varsity band--
Below: Sophomore Tina Williams watches her feet as she learns the
steps of the aerobic dances. Right: While stretching out, sophomore
Debbie Dowdall sits and waits for instructions.
Aerobics dance class requires various warm-up
movements as sophomore Monica Jarnigan illus-
Rhythmic Aerobics add
form of physical fitness
The Physical Education Department
has added a new form of physical fitness.
For those who want to be fit, but don't Iike
the every day exercises, now there is
"Rhythmic Aerobics is an exercise
program of choreographed routines which
combines motor skills like jogging, dan-
cing and other exercises of continuing
activity," Judy Bruch, physical education
In today's world many people don't
exercise because it is boring, but Bruch
said, "We are trying to do fun things to
obtain fitness. Aerobics is a fitness pro-
gram using contemporary music,"
"I hate to exercise, but Aerobics
makes it fun," sophomore Kim Wahren-
I "We dance to 'Hit Me With Your
Best Shot,' 'Fame' and other popular
songs," sophomore Paula Horn said.
It is a self-monitored fitness program.
"We don't have to compete, we try to
improve ourselves," sophomore Laura An-
"IndividuaIs in a Rhythmic Aerobic
class should be encouraged to move at
their own pace, yet push himself to the
level that will be beneficial for developing
their cardiovascular system," Bruch said.
"We begin by stretching out. We do a
warm-up routine, about seven to ten
Left: Class participation is necessary for students
to learn aerobic dances. Instructor Judy Bruch
demonstrates routines to her class. Above right:
Graceful movements are required in aerobics, soph-
omore Rhonda Power demonstrates.
dance routines, a cool down and then we
"Within the tape you hopefully get
your heart rate up, maintain your training
rate for about twenty minutes, and then
cool down," Bruch said.
"I believe it is a good program we
added, the students seem to respond
well," Bruch said.
"I think it is great. I really enjoyed it,"
sophomore Jill Gregovich said.
"It is a lot of fun and a great way to
keep in shape," Kim said.
vani h, involvement
continues to ex and
by Susan Young
cc nvolved" may be the word replac-
ing "apathetic" when describing
the general mood this year in com-
parison to the last few years. As trends
change, so do the attitudes and priorities
of high school students.
"Several years ago, ,students went
through a period when the 'in' thing was
rebelling against school activities. Stu-
dents that ran for offices or expressed
interest in clubs were considered out-
casts," Bill Drinkwater, Student Council
Spiritless attitudes were brought on
by national affairs a well as just a simple
change of priorities. Although the "rebel-
lion" has ended, it brought an apathetic
attitude into schools which has taken a lot
of time and hard work to change. ls the
cloud of apathy finally beginning to blow
"Yes, the difference between last year
C80-'81J and now was unbelievable. A lot
of the spirit came from our successful
teams. Also, the student body elected
responsible leaders to StuCo and other
clubs, too. Leadership and dedication
were the keys to a successful year," Jenny
Holcomb, Student Council entertainment
"Hugh Vest, Student Council presi-
dent, worked hard to build school spirit
"lt's a big advantage when our lead-
ers set good examples," senior Mary Wes-
The senior class may have especially
influenced this positive change.
"This senior class was a very good
one to work with. I noticed this in both
club and academic activities. They were
much easier to work with than those a few
years ago, and this carried over into club
involvement, too, " Ann Sunderland, AFS
and French Club sponsor, said.
"My sophomore year seniors kind of
shut us funderclassmenl out. This year I
felt more accepted, and that made me
want to get more involved in everything,"
junior Melanie Brayfield said.
The mishaps of last summer may
have presented school-related activities as
"Last summer was depressing. I spent
most of my time insid
because of the
rain. On top of that, th re was the base-
ball strike and the 'Hya t
anxious to get back in s
from the negative thin
during the summer," se
Rising inflation was
condition that influence
dents. With soaring gas
tions and games were c
ment than "cruising"
Tragedy! I was
hool to get away
ior Karen Elgin
high school stu-
rices, club func-
"Now that I pay for my own gas, it's
too expensive to run around on Noland
Road on the weekends. I spent more time
at school," junior Pam
The explanation will
be pinpointed, but what
are, there seems to be a n
tude flowing through th
often chaotic halls.
"Trends are finally
many students are head
ver the reasons
w, positive atti-
d toward what
teachers and most parenfs like to see -
'involvement,' " Drmkwat
Vice-president Trisha Anderson gets in on
Truman breaks loose
As far as senior StuCo president
Hugh Vest is concerned, apathy closed up
its Truman memoir scrapbook and headed
toward a new destiny to plague some
other clown-trodden, state-of-limbo
This year's student council defeated
its apathetic arch rival and found new
meaning to involvement by applying new
ideas to StuCo functions.
"We tried to open up the floor tor
more ideas and motions," Hugh said.
"People support what they create."
Involvement was the emphasis of the
council's game plan.
"It'was the roughest thing we had to
do - getting everyone involved," Hugh
Involvement sparked the creation of
many new ideas and projects for the coun-
"We tried to get everyone to work in
committees. We put representatives in
charge of projects so we could get more
work done," treasurer Randy Bentele said
"A lot of people just go home and don't do
anything, so we had more committees.
We tried to get everyone doing some-
thing. It was pretty hard," he added.
While the committees were working
on specific projects, Student Council was
busy pasting down pictures in its own
scrapbook of the year's successful events.
lt experimented with many new, innova-
tive ideas, ranging from a computer date
party to slave auctions. The activities
sparked new school pride and involve-
ment - things rarely found in high schools
"I was surprised with the change that
went through the school," secretary Rus-
sell Clothier said.
Led by the United Way drive, Hugh
laid the way for the successful year. U
"We more than doubled last year's
total for the campaign," junior student
and Community Concerns chairperson
Janell Akers said. "We surpassed our goal
by over S200."
The underlying reason for the suc-
cess of the council could possibly be the
cooperation and compatibility of the offi-
"We enjoy being together. We get
along really well, and we are more excited
about doing stuff," senior vice-president
Trisha Anderson said.
The executive committee attended
Fulton camp over the summer where they-
became close friends and learned ideas to.
run an successful Student Council.
"A lot of our ideas came out of the
camp," Trisha said.
But the council was not always so
successful in all it did. The Homecoming'
dance drew a small crowd and the council
lost between S200-3300.
"Not many people showed, but the
ones who came had a good time," Randy
Nevertheless, the council was quite
pleased with the year's turn of events.
"I think it's great fStuCoj. We did a
lot and we worked hard. We all became
close friends, and I'm really glad I had the
chance to be a part of it," Janell said.
Far left: Student Council executive committee,
Front row: Linda Lowderman, parliamentariang Tri-
sha Anderson, uice-president. Second row: Adrienne
Thornton, AFS chairman: Janell Akers, student and
community concerns chairman, Jenny Holcomb, enter-
tainment chairman. Back row: Russell Clothier, secre-
tary, Randy Bentele, treasurer: Hugh Vest, president.
Below: Meetings often become monotonous with
several activities going on simultaneously.
,student council --
to break old traditions
In search of new trends and tradi-
tions to break up the school blahs, Stu-
dent Council reached into its bag of tricks
and came up with its brainchild - student
of the month.
Student of the month was sponsored
and chosen by the executive committee of
Student Council. Designed to distinguish
outstanding students for contributions to
their school, nominees were chosen by
only the executive committee to avoid any
complications. The main worry was that
the selection would become another Tru-
man popularity contest if all of Student
Council were allowed to help pick.
"We decided to just keep the deci-
sion between the executive officers," pres-
ident Hugh Vest said. "If we let everyone
pick, it would just be a popularity con-
Vice-president Trisha Anderson
"We tried not to let it end up a popu-
larity contest," she said. "We just wanted
to keep the selection process an informal
thing. We decided it would just be some-
thing the executive officers would do."
But the Council still allowed possible
nominations to come from the class repre-
"We let anyone give us nominations,"
The whole purpose of the event was
to create something new and different for
the school - a change of pace. In a year
when it seemed apathy might possibly be
seeing its last days at Truman, student of
the month gave people incentive to be-
come more active in school functions.
"It gave people some incentive to do
more for their school than to just get by,"
senior Mark DeYoung said.
"I think it's a good way of recognizing
people,', Mark added.
Nevertheless, the program began
with some controversy over whether the
program was biased in its selection sys-
"At first I wasnit too sure about the
program," said Mark. "It was good as far
as picking people for their school spirit,
but I thought that many people excelled in
academics, too. I wasn't too sure if they
were going to take those people into con-
sideration or not."
' "The way we had it set up, it was to
recognize people for their contributions to
their school. It wouldn't necessarily have
to be for school spirit, but that was prob-
ably the main thing," secretary Russell
"It didnit really have to be one per-
son, though. It could be a group of people
or a specific class," Trisha said.
Senior Rob Makinen was the first to
be recognized as student of the month for
his formation of Rex's Raiders.
Above: Expressing opinions and viewpoints on con-
troversial subjects is a big part of Student Council.
Below left: Executive officers discuss upcoming
plans. Below: Student of the Month was a major
success for the Council because it broke apathy and
evolved school pride.
"I think it was a really good idea
Russell said. "It increased school pride
gave people who wouldn't get recogniz
any other way a chance to be singled ou
Students show concern
in community services
Painting an elderly person's home,
serving refreshments or giving hams to
needy families represented only a small
part of what Interact did.
Interact is an international service
club that performed various service acts.
Interact which stands for "International
Action" is sponsored by a group of pro-
fessional men called Rotary Club. Interact
has granted the opportunity for high
school students to become involved in the
"That's why we're in Interact, we're
there for the community," senior Lisa Sut-
HI think that the people that are in-
volved in this club really do care and they
really do want to help," Lisa added.
150 as a service project as well as a
revenue source Interact served refresh-
ments every first Monday out of every
month at travelogues. Travelogues are
slide shows presented by people who have
traveled to different parts of the world.
The people that attended were usually
"This makes the older people happy
when we serve refreshments because
they're seeing young people," senior Cin-
dy Kerly said.
"This is also our source of revenue
because all the refreshments are given by
Rotary Club and all profits plus the dona-
tions from the people who attended went
to Interact," Cindy said.
With the money they received from
travelogues, Interact used it to perform
various service acts.
"For Christmas we gave hams to the
needy families and we also gave money to
AFS students to make calls home," presi-
dent Chong Kim said.
Interact, as a service club, serves the
entire community but the elderly always
got some sort of attention.
"One of our major projects was to go
to an elderly person's home and perform a
service, like painting their home," Chong
"Interact has the capacity to do a lot
of nice stuff and it's a great way in getting
involved in the community," Lisa said.
Above: lnteract, Front row: Chong Kim lpresidentl, Angie Comstock fsecretaryl, Lisa Sutton ffinance
directorl, Cindy Kerley tdomestic directorl, David Elliott Ctreasurerj. Second row: John Chris Wyss, Amy
Gore, Paula Rodak, Monica Usrey, Yon Kim, Christi Pennel, Mark DeYoung, Scott Pace. Back row: Bruce
Hamby, DeAna Haynes, Pam Kenney, Susan Herrick, Geri Bisges, Beth Bond, Mark SchUferdecker, Tanya
Above left: Junior Stan Williams pays close
attention to lnteract officers. Top: Project
plans take much time and planning for offi-
cers Chong Kim lpresidentl and David Elliott
Itreasurerl. Above: Senior Monica Usrey
listens carefully for upcoming events.
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which are available for National Honor Society members. Below: Seniors
Wynetta Massey and Theresa Witthar listen as Sara Sondring delivers her
monthly treasurer's report.
Below: Preparation is important for any meeting to run smoothly. Pres:
dent Chong Kim and treasurer Sara Sandring discuss numerous items on
the agenda in preparation for a meeting.
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National Honor Society has done
iore than just recognize their academic
ccomplishrnents. Rather, it is a group
Jhich has been concerned with service to
"Recognition is only one purpose of
Jational Honor Society," president
Zhong Kim said. "lt's much more than
hat, we're 'trying to serve."
Christmas caroling at a nursing home
vas one service. NEED was another.
The National Energy Education Day
NEEDJ was held March 19. lt was de-
signed to help people become knowledge-
able about energy. NHS promoted this
:lay by trying 'to educate the public on
A scholarship was also proposed by
NHS. This scholarship would be open for
any member of NHS that had done any
Along with service, NHS was also
involved in many other activities.
Fund raising was, for the most part,
accomplished through the selling of holly
during the Christmas season.
"The money we raised will go towards
many thingsf' treasurer Sara Sandring
said. "Anything the club does, like the
banquet or ice skating, had to come out of
This year also marked an effort to
gain gold cords. These gold cords would
be worn by seniors at graduation.
"I would like to be able to wear the
cords," senior Monica Usrey said. "But, I
am not going to cry if I don't get tof'
"People shouldn't be ashamed with
their academic accomplishments," Chong
said. "I think, though, that all of NHS
should wear them, not just 25?
He explains his viewpoint:
"The way that I see it is: There is a
dividing line of the people that are in
honor society and those who aren't. It
would just make another division within
the club by making the number 25.',
"This is a group of very talented peo-
le The officers Can do 2:1 certain amount Above: Vice-president Hugh Vest shares plans for a
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iquill and scroll
Quill and Scroll, a club for journalism
students, tried to keep up with the tradi-
tion of selling doughnuts throughout the
year but sometimes there was a lack of
enthusiasm in doing so.
"The doughnuts were an easier way
to make money. It was harder than I
thought, though," secretary Laurie Smith
Selling these doughnuts before school
was the only money-making project that
Quill and Scroll had.
"Quill and Scroll is an inactive club. It
is more of an honors club. It really doesn't
have to do many activities," Laurie said.
And because of this, some felt that
they weren't involved. Susan Young felt
"I considered it an honor to be a
member of Quill and Scroll even though
the activities were few," Susan said.
This honor was because of the quali-
fications you had to have to be a member.
A person had to be in the Journalism
department and in the top of the Journal-
ism class. The student had to be in the
upper-fourth of his graduating class also.
"It didn't matter to me that we
weren't an active group. The requirements
are so strict that the honor of being a
member is what counted," Jann Fenner
If the doughnuts were sold, they were
sold Wednesday mornings before schoo..
They were sold to raise money for the
Spring Journalism Banquet held in April.
This banquet was held to recognize new
and old members. Newspaper and year-
book staffs were announced for next year
and awards were given out.
"The banquet needed to be meaning-
ful to the first year Journalism students
because they will be the staffs next year. It
was also important for this year's staff
since it was their last year. It was nice for
us our first year," Laurie said.
Above: Selling doughnuts was the main money-
making project for Quill and Scroll. Members of the
executiue council were Brian Howard, president,
Laurie Smith, uice-president, Jill Sherman, secre-
tary, and David Elliott, treasurer. Below: Quill and
Scroll members, Front row: Tracy Reed, Michelle
McQuinn, Dauid Elliott, Laurie Smith, Brian How-
ard, Jill Sherman, Tani Stanlve, Kelly Davidson, Phil
Rellihan. Second row: Mark DeYoung, Ron Mack-
ey, Susan Scranton, Stephanie Wilson, Kathlyn
Day, Suzy Hess, Cindy Durham, Vicki VanRy,
Susan Young. Third row: Jeff Beck, Shelli Ash-
more, Jan Sperry, Cami Molt, Jenny Porter, Chong
Kim, Jann Fenner, Brenda Brown, Karen Johann.
literary arts seminar
Left: LAS, Front row: Shelli Ashmore
lpresidentl, Stacey Smothers Iuice-presi-
dentl, Cami Molt lsecretaryl, Paul Bond
ltreasurerl. Second row: Yon Kim, Betty
Jo Salisbury, Nancy Chamberlain, Christi
Pennel, Cheryl Sexton, Patty Reed, Deb-
orah Dod. Back row: Tammy Huddles-
ton, Karen McEuers, Chong Kim, Kathlyn
Day, Stephanie Wilson, Darlene Town,
Denise Dickerson, John Wyss lnot pic-
turedl. Below left: Posters displayed in
the hallways encourage students to enter
their material in the two annual "Image"
. . T'
Contests give students
More than ever before the student
body gave its support to the Literary Arts
During the first contest of the year,
15 people entered short stories and 125
people entered poems.
What was the cause of such a great
response to the contest?
"I think the kids last year saw that we
put out a better 'Image' than we ever
have," sponsor Genevieve Howard said.
Student involvement was the most
important aspect of the club.
"There are three ways in which the
student body can support the club. First
of all, we need students to enter their
material in the contests. Secondly, we
need club members to help raise the
money to publish the 'Imagef Finally, we
need the school to purchase the finished
product," treasurer Paul Bond said.
Students felt that the main reason
they entered their material in the contest
was because it was a way of expressing
"You can't meet everyone in school.
Publishing a poem in the 'Image' gives
people who don't know you a glimpse of
your personality," senior Theresa Beach
"I think kids get tired of sitting around
watching television, so they write poems
and short stories to express their charac-
ter," Paul saicl.
Some think a contest with set rules is
a good idea. Prizes are an even better
motivation to enter material. .
"We have a set contest with rules,
and we offer prizes. I think the students
like that," Mrs. Howard said.
"I think people will try to achieve
more if they know they are going to win
something - whether it be a trophy or
recognition," Paul said.
"I think winning a trophy is like a pic-
ture - it says a lotj' Theresa said.
Entering a piece of work in the "Im-
age" could be the beginning of a profes-
sional career in writing.
"We had one girl who went on to
write professionally. She said her first pub-
lished work was in the 'Image.' The field of
writing is wide open. You never hear
about too many writers," Mrs. Howard
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Far above: Junior Cheryl Sexton sells
the finished "Image" to students in the
main hall before school. Above: In prepa-
ration for candy sales week, Karen Mc-
Evers hopes to raise money for the pro-
duction of the "Image" magazine.
Right: Brooke works out to improve his run-
ning time. Below: Enis demonstrates the
popular growing sport of soccer.
Americans' way of life
Foreign students step off a bus into
an unfamiliar midwestern town to meet
new families. They have traveled half way
around the world to exchange views, cul-
tures, beliefs and life styles with people
they have never seen. These foreign stu-
dents and their host families are a part of
the AFS fAmerican Field Servicej expe-
This year Truman is hosting three
exchange students: Enis Alpakin, Brooke
Paton, and Idoia Zubeldia.
Enis, who is staying with senior Hugh
Vest's family, is from the capital city of
Ankara, in Turkey where he lives with his
parents and his sister in an apartment. He
attends a prestigious boarding school
where he took a test to qualify for en-
trance. He enjoys ping-pong, handball,
dancing and especially soccer. Turkey's
culture is very different from America's.
Their food, religion, language and holidays
vary extremely. His city contains mostly
apartments, so large houses are quite dif-
ferent for him. Most modern machines are
a new experience for Enis also.
Brooke came from Arkles Bay, New
Zealand. He lives on the beachfront with
his sports oriented family of five. His
school consists of a total number of 500,
however, his senior class has only 12 stu-
dents. Unlike Enis, Brooke speaks English
and finds our way of life very similar to his.
He enjoys all sports and eating, as his host
family the Stanke's can vouch for. The dif-
ferences between New Zealand and Amer-
ica come in government, dollar value,
food preferences and climate.
The McQuinn family is hosting Idoia
from San Sebastian, Spain. Her city's
population is larger than that of Inde-
pendence, but her city's area is smaller.
Like most people in her city, Idoia lives in
a high rise apartment on the Mediterra-
nean coast with her parents and her two
sisters. She attends a school of 500 Spa-
nish-speaking students whose interests
are similar to ours. Idoia finds differences
mainly in clothing and food.
The AFS program is a private non-
profit organization with the belief that
personal relationships between individuals
of different cultures foster international
understanding and friendship. What has
AFS done for them?
"I've learned about new people, a
new society, a new way of life and how to
be more open. I also had to learn to use a
new language," said Idoia.
"I've become more independent. I've
made new friends, and l've learned a lot
about myself," Brooke said.
AFS students come from abroad to
live for a year with their host family. Each
is discovering new experiences to grow
"Since I've been here I've learned to
give and take. It has also made me realize
the differences of my two homes, and at
times, I catch myself comparing the twof'
Enis, too, has learned to cope with a
"I've learned to be 'in-order.' For
example, in Turkey I never had to make
my bed, but for my mom here, I make my
b dl" .
e Our students will soon be boarding
the bus again, this time to leave far behind
a culture and a people that became so
much a part of them.
"I'm going to miss the experiences of
this special year. There was always some-
thing different to do everyday - a new
thing to try," Idoia reminisces.
Brooke adds his thoughts about leav-
mg' "The only thing AFS does not teach
is how to say goodbye!"
Left: Idoia finds America full of friends. Below: KAFS
club members listed on pages 234 and 2351.
Above: Large club participation encourages more activities
for club president, senior Adrienne Thornton. Left: Juniors
Stan Williams and Christy Pennell contribute to the club's
american field service -
Support from members
encourages distant goal
"Support from one stems from the
support of another."
When Steven Vincent Benet wrote
this in a poem, he didn't have NFL in
mind. But he easily could have.
"Support says it all. That's the gener-
al concern of everyone in the club," senior
Cindy Buckley said.
The club, National Forensics League
CNFLD, consists of about 60 members that
have earned a degree by attending tour-
naments in the area school district. To
earn points, a student prepares a piece
from a play or book. Some events even
allow the student to write originally or
prepare a speech from his own informa-
Performing at tournaments gives the
student points that are needed to become
a member. Therefore, attendance at tour-
naments is necessary.
While other students attend games
or go out on weekends, the NFL squad is
busy competing away from school. Before
they go they make sure they are pre-
"I sit up the night before with a pot of
coffee and try to develop my character in
my piece as well as I can," Cindy said.
They also try to set their goals.
"I, try to do my best. I consider win-
ning and losing good because I learn from
my mistakes," senior Karen Elgin said. "I
know what to do right next time."
The expectations of an NFL member
come from the persons involved.
"A serious member should expect
participation, enthusiasm and confidence
in yourself," Karen said.
Most of what can be seen in NFL is
the support of squad members. Whether
it be at tournaments or in the class, it's
there and members can see it.
"People encourage you to do your
best and they give you a lot of compli-
ments," secretary Lori Anderson said.
"The squad supports me in every
possible way. Their cheering me on and
the pats on the back help a lot," squad-
captain Tim Woodward said.
The job of keeping the squad "up"
and happy is run by squad-captain Tim
"The best way I find to keep the
squad going is to talk to people when they
are real blah," Tim said. "And of course
the squad yell."
Because depression may appear after
a tournament, apathy can creep in unno-
"You can see apathy when people
begin to say they don't care or that they
aren't going to try," Cindy said.
"People in the club are usually real
busy in other activities and tend to push
NFL aside," Tim said.
"There isn't any apathy at all in the
class as a whole. You do everything for
yourself anyway," Karen said.
'lSome may consider it an extracur-
ricular activity, but it isn't. You learn how
to speak better in front of people and that
will help you in any career," Tim said.
After the tournament is over, and the
excitement dies down, mixed emotions
"It depends on how I feel I did in my
performance," Cindy said.
"Relieved." junior Dan Kinney said.
"When it is all over I feel like I just ran
a mile relay. I'm really tired from all the
excitement," Karen said. "Performing a
duet is just like running that mile!"
Above: Encouraging words console depression.
Right: Duet scenes exert a lot of energy. Bottom:
First row: Dauid Penrod, Rhonda Jo Lucas, Jeff
Beck fpresidentl, DeAna Haynes, Greg Palmer,
Lisa Dewey, Celia Bull, Kelly Davidson, Trisha
Anderson, Bill Walker fsponsorl. Second row: Bill
Pelletier, Lisa Temple, Sara Halliday, Wynetta Mas-
sey, Jenny Holcomb, Jami Jensen, Lisa Meier,
Cindy Buckley, Randy Clow, John Chris Wyss.
Third row: Scott Wilckens, Lisa Manthe, Jeff Aus-
tin, Mark DeYoung, Sherrie Grove, Shelley McCain,
Linda Quarti, Lori Anderson Ksecretaryl, Hugh Vest,
Dan Kinney Itreasurerl. Back row: Craig Rigby,
Karen Elgin, Michele Pursley, Tim Dempsey, Chris
Robinson, Carol Baker, Christine Harrison, Tracy
Medlin, Nancy McCoy, Susan Murphy, Scott Quick,
national forensics league
I As a member of the publicity crew, senior
I I I I I Q r O H I S C r Q W S a Lisa McCartney takes her turn selling tickets
during lunch outside the cafeteria.
vital role in
Ely definition in Funk and Wagnall's
dictionary, a thespian is an actor or an
actress. But according to students, being
a thespian encompassed many more re-
sponsibilities besides acting on stage.
When an audience viewed a Truman
production on opening night, they might
not have realized that the actors on stage
weretn't the only ones who contributed to
the play's success. Different crews spe-
cialized in one aspect of production, such
as the house crew, make-up, light and
sound crews. And although the work of
each crew differed, their goal was the
same - to produce a polished play.
-Senior Jill Sherman got involved in
Thespians her sophomore year by work-
ing on the house crew. Through her in-
volvement, she learned about the different
areas of theater.
"It made me realize how much hard
work went into making a play. There are a
lot of things involved that people don't
realize," she said.
Just as a play couldn't go from a
script to the stage without actors, a play
couldn't go to the stage without the help
of each crew.
"ln a production, all of the different
crews are like gears in a machine - they
Scenery enhances the mood of each production.
Senior Tracy Horn discusses the painting of the
backdrop for "Oklahoma" with director Kathleen
together, they all act like a working mech-
anism to put out a production."
Because the work of each crew might
go unrecognized by an audience, crew
members might not receive as much atten-
tion as actors. But the main reason stu-
dents got involved in Thespians was not
for the recognition.
"We all love the theater," senior Lisa
can't do anything by themselves," senior
Greg Palmer said. "But when they are put
Thespians, Front row: Bill Pelletier, Kathlyn Day, Sarah Holliday, Dwane Dickerson, Rhonda Jo Lucas, Lisa
McCartney, Jeff Beck lPresidentJ, Jenny Holcomb, DeAna Haynes. Second row: Kim Howard, Tracy Horn,
Brent lnce, Cynthia McHenry, Carol Cauiness, Nancy Huntsinger, Tracy Holliday, Cindy Magill. Third row:
Greg Palmer, Mark DeYoung, Shelli Wahrenbrock, Jeff Austin, Cindy Buckley, Pam Kenney, Jennifer Fleming.
Back row: Susan Young, David Klaassen, Derek Conde, Chris Button. Right: Senior Greg Palmer checks the
bulletin board in the acting room for any messages concerning the musical "Oklahoma"
national art honor society
NAHS, Front row: John Wilkinson, Greg Palmer, Lisa McCartney, Kevin
Murphy fvice-presidentl, Bob Miller fpresidentl, Larry Miller ftreasurerj,
Alec Shepherd fhistorianj, Jonell Allen, Caren McGinness. Second row:
Dennis Farris, Dana Little, Loida Adrales, Suzanne Adams, Maura Daugh-
erty, Michelle Briseno, Linda Kallmeier, Eric Gouldsmith, ldoia Zubeldia.
Third row: Kelly Patton, Sheila Tatom, Todd Holderness, Wendy Peters,
Jim Green, Tracy Holliday, Jeff Mitchell. Back row: J. J. Justus, Cindy
Durham, Darlene Town, Christi Schell, Carla Meier.
Art students compete
against rival Chrisman
For National Art Honor Society mem-
bers, the winter holiday not only brought
Christmas spirit to club life, but also intro-
duced school spirit in the form of art in
competition with long-time rival, William
This spirit was seen as a window
mural contest held at the Mr. Steak res-
taurant two weeks before Christmas. Bas-
ing the design on the 12 days of Christ-
mas, Truman's NAHS won the S100 first
prize given for the best interpretation and
rendering of the theme.
"lt was a real good effort,'l president
Bob Miller said. "Getting started was a
problem, though. Chrisman gave us has-
sles and poor planning from the beginning
also set us back. I guess it was last-minute
touch-ups that gave us the edge."
Yet, after the bad start, Trumanis
motivation was not entirely formed from
art students. T
"Mrs Malott was threatening us be-
cause she thought Chrisman was going to
win. Fro-m there it gave us quite an incen-
tive," treasurer Larry Miller said.
That incentive proved faithful to Tru-
man, for the management of Mr. Steak
wants to continue the annual window
decoration from its local high schools.
alt was nice to start a new tradition
for Truman," Bob said. "lt just seemed
appropriate for NAHS at that time of
Above: Senior Alec Shephard contributes
his artistic abilities to the Christmas project.
Left: Senior Wendy Peters expresses the
"Twelve Days of Christmas" on the front
windows of "Mr. Steak. 'I4boveJSeniors Bob
Miller and Larry Miller discuss ideas for dec-
orating the restaurant windows.
ow: Senior Ctierise Payne uses her little spare time
york on some problem spots. Bottom: Junior Dana
le and senior Holly Noland practice their love of
Musicians' 'honors' club
Advancing to state music contest and
receiving a "1" or "2'l rating may not seem
like much to most people, but it's the only
accomplishment that enables a high
school student to become a member of
Tri-M lModern Music Mastersi.
"To get that far lstatej, you have to
put in a lot of extra time and hard work,
just as much as anyone in sports. lt's not
all natural talent as most people think,"
senior Susan Scranton said.
K'For us, Tri-M is like a lettermen's
clubj, senior Cherise Payne said.
Because of public misconceptions of
Tri-M, the club is still relatively unknown.
"People don't know that much about
Tri-M," senior Carla Lindgren said.
This unawareness is probably due to
the fact that the club is usually inactive.
"It's hard to do activities since eve-
ryone in the club is involved in everything
else," Carla said.
"Most of us are too busy doing other
things than to do a lot for Tri-M," Susan
But to encourage some involvement,
the officers scheduled films for the mem-
"The films were about people really
into music," senior Kelly Davidson said.
Most of the members, though, were
satisfied with the "semi-inactivity."
"Tri-M is the kind of group that
doesn't have to do a lot of activities," Kelly
Even if this seems like an apathetic
mood, Tri-M members were honored to
make the organization.
"I was really honored to make it as a
sophomore," Kelly said. "All the big col-
leges know about the organization."
"On your transcript for college, Tri-M
looks really goodg especially when youlre
applying for a scholarship," Cherise said.
The "Tri-M honorl' not only looks
good to colleges, but also it's a possible
"It's neat to say, 'l'm in Tri-M,' "
Below: Tri-M, Front row: Lynn Mendicki lhistoria
ani, Sara Sandring ttreasurerl, Stacy Smothers
lsecretaryl, Carla Lindgren luice-presidentl, Kelly
Dauidson lpresidentl. Second row: Christi Schell,
Sharon Bailey, Holly Noland, Susan Scranton, Greg
Palmer, Cherise Payne, Dana Little, Shelli Ash-
more, Cindy Magill, Brent Caswell. Back row: Bart
Kesner, Russell Clothier, Jeff Warnock, Doug White,
Vicki Van Ry, Jenny Holcomb, Elayna Evans.
modern music masters-
Below: French Honor Society, Front row: Chong. Kim,
Cathy Murphy, Stan Williams. Back row: Theresa Witthar,
uthentic dinner takes
members door to door
Club members got a taste of French
cuisine at the annual progressive dinner. It
was 'a four-course meal planned not only
for fun, but also to learn about French
The evening began with the first
course at senior Laurie Smith's house.
She served traditional onion soup and
French bread fwhich was served with
each of the first three coursesl.
"It was a good opportunity for eve-
ryone to get together in an informal atmos-
phere while learning about French cuisine
at the same time," Laurie said.
The main course was prepared by
junior Donna Segroves. She served "Coq
Au Vin" Cchicken in wine saucej and a
"It was quite an experience cooking
for 48 people, but it was worth it," Donna
The next stop was at senior Paula
Rodal-c's house. She prepared "salade ver-
te'.' Cgreen saladl with traditional vinegar
and oil dressing.
"The French believe that the sal
cleans the palate after the main cour
That's why it's always served as the th
course," Ann Sunderland, French Cl
The final course was dessert p
pared by senior Deanna Snider. S
served "Profiteroles Au Chocalat"
cream puff filled with ice cream and cc
ered with melted chocolate.
"Just about everyone said they we
full when they got to my house, but
one was too full for dessert. There we
wall-to-wall people, but all the food vi
good and everyone had a lot of fui
Most of the members were pleas
with the outcome of the evening. lt was
authentic French meal for under five C
"It was well planned and all the hon
were well prepared. We felt the organi
tion of the dinner led to the success of
president Jennifer Haas said.
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spanish club honor society
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Officers get motivated
during second semester
Spanish Club finally worked up
enough momentum to get off the ground.
After an entire semester of idleness, pres-
ident Kris Tucker, and vice-president
Mary Wesley tried to get the wheels turn-
lLast year the club's attendance was
low, and apathy was a household word.
Some of the negative attitudes still lin-
gered this year, however.
':'At least we had regular meetings
this year," senior Scott Conners said.
Only a handful, who call themselves
the "faithful," were enthusiastic enough to
attend all the club functions.
At the Truman-Blue Springs basket-
ball game, the "faithful" served hundreds
of cokes, candy bars and nachos. They
raised about 35250, which paid for the ren-
tal of the Hollywood production of "El
Cid," an old, heroic, Spanish epic.
"We still have a lot of 'dinero' left
from the concession stand," senior Kent
"If we can't spend the money second
semester, then next year's treasury will be
well-paddedj' senior Jenny Holcomb said.
Next year the club will recruit some
of the upcoming freshmen "to beef up the
"Next year will be a lot better," Mary
said. "Now that we've got the club organ-
ized, next year's members should be able
to get off to a good start."
"We've got the basic foundation this
year for a more active Spanish Club,"
Left: Kris Tucker, Mark Shwerdecker, Mary
Wesley, Geri Bisges and Rosemary Seiwald
discuss upcoming activities. Below: Sherri
Chambers and Alec Shepherd dish up nachos
at a meeting.
Left: Spanish Honor Society, Front row:
Marjorie Kyle, Stacey Smothers, Cami Molt,
Kris Tucker, Stephanie Wilson, Kathlyn Day,
Jenny Holcomb, Hugh Vest, Mike Hosack.
Second row: Judy Sappenfield, Penny Allee,
Rosemary Seiwald, Gen Bisges, Mark De-
Young, Scott Connors, Mary Wesley, Idoia
Zubeldia, Kent Spiers, Mark Shifferdecker.
Back row: Dauid Wood, Lisa Temple, Jea'
nie Sappenfield, Kelly Moore, Keuin Matson,
Brian Mitchell, Richard Gannaway, Mark
distributiue education clubs of america
Job experience gives
headstart for seniors
Money, first-hand experience and ca-
reer preparation - all were benefits of
DECA fDistributive Education Clubs of
As seniors, students were offered an
alternative to the six hour school day.
They could leave school after third or
fourth hour to go to work, if they enrolled
in D.E. I as a junior and D.E. II their senior
"It's more rewarding for me to be at
work than at school. I'm more interested
in my job than any classes offered at Tru-
man. They canit go into details on bank-
ing, which is what I'm interested in. I can
get first-hand experience at the bank
where I work," senior Nathan Guffey said.
"I don't think it's really more impor-
tant, but, for me I feel it's necessary. lim
going away to school next year and I need
the extra money,'i senior Kim Howard
Senior Cindy Randolph worked as e
secretary for Randolph Auto Restoration.
"I'm more interested in my job than
classes that I would've taken that I didn't
needf, she said.
Besides a relief from the normal rou-
tine at school, DECA offered the working
student many benefits.
"DECA helped me prepare for the
business career I would have later. It
taught me howto succeed in the business
world," Nathan said.
"I've earned money that's more im-
portant to me than those classes that I
wouldn't have got anything out of. Like
money for my car, for clothes and for the
futuref' Cindy said.
DECA enabled students to work in
places they were interested in by finding
them jobs if they needed help.
"Through DECA I found a job that
really interested me. I got out of the nor-
mal restaurant jobs that most kids have. I
had better hours. I wasn't working late
and dragging into- school the next day,"
Cindy felt she had gained a headstart
in the business world.
"I learned a lot about how the busi-
ness world works. It 'was a very good
experience for me. I learned how to work
with people, like bosses, other employees
Below: DECA, front row: Raschelles
Stokes Ipresidentj, Dana Poindexter, Gina
Calvin, Sandy Brinkmeyer fsecretaryj, Kim
Howard fparliamentarianj. Second row:
Lori Foster, Sandra Christian, Karen Martin,
Kris Wagner, Deanna Lafferty, Dauid Klaas-
sen Iuice-presidentl, Vince Kackly, Larry Gal-
ard, Andy Holloway. Third row: Julie Pola-
cek, Kelly Patton, Stacy Quinn, Bobbie Hill,
Chris Dacy, Nathan Guffey, Jeff Mitchell,
John Mitchell, Donald Dinwiddie. Back row:
Tina Deschesnes, Keuin Collins, Missy Brid-
ges, Anita Smith, Greg Hobbs, Jeff Cra0', Jeff
Handley, Tim Smith. Above: Working at
Chrisman Sawyer Bank gives Nathan Guffey
extra money plus added experience he will
need for his career.
irls split typical day
for on-the-job training
Every day after fourth hour approxi-
mately 20 students left school to go to
These students were involved inthe
Supervised Office Occupations program.
The girls were required to be a senior,
have at least two business credits and be
enrolled in either Clerical or Secretarial
This year finding office jobs was a real
problem for the students.
"With the economy the way it is the
job market is really tight, and jobs are
hard to find. Often the employers would
rather hire someone with more exper-
ience," sponsor John Shinn, Business Law
and Business Management teacher said.
"Part of my job as the sponsor was to
find out the things the girls were interest-
ed in and try to match them with a job
they would like and be happy with. l also
visited them on the job to see how they
are doing and help them with any prob-
lems they might have had," Shinn said.
Finding the job wasn't the only prob-
lem. Just because there was a job opening
doesn't mean that the girl who applied
would get the job.
The girls had to go in for the inter-
view and get the job for themselves.
"He fShinnJ told us of a job opening
and then we had to call and set up our
own interview. We had to go get the job
for ourselves," Kim Hopkins said.
Unlike most of the employed high
school students these girls received a
grade as well as pay for the work they did.
"Our employer and Mr. Shinn gave
us the grade they thought we deserved,"
Rinda Wilcox said.
Most of the SOO girls enjoyed the
change in their routine.
"I liked it because it gave me a chance
to meet all different types of people,',
While the job provided an escape
from the normal six hour a day routine,
many students gained more than just
money. Working half a day provided the
girls with experience they wouldn't have
gotten if they stayed in school all day.
"Working in an office and its sur-
roundings gives you an idea of how an
office is set up and how it is run. Working
while earning high school credit as well as
money makes the job really worth it," Rita
Above: SOO, Front row: Rita French, Rhonda Campbell, Kim Hopkins, Kendra Yahne, Anita Wheeler.
Second row: Rinda Wilcox, Cathy Winslow, Diana Doss, Michelle Hurd, Becky El-Hosni, Georganna
Hartsell. Back row: Lisa Rife, Nancy Eiken, Sheila Tatom, Kelly Beattie, Kim Wehmeyer, Andrea Myres.
secretarial office occupations
Bottom: Kim Hopkins finds that accuracy as well
as speed is essential in filing. Below: Diana Doss
performs many uaried tasks along with her clerical
Club enjoys experience
from local tournaments
Chess Club challenged many of the
area's best teams and for the most part
came up victorious.
The club tied for first in the Sumner
tournament, took second in the Rock-
hurst tournament and finished third in the
Olathe tournament. Since most tourna-
ments had around nine teams, there was a
lot of competition involved.
"Even if you don't win, you get a lot of
experience out there," junior Kelly Moore
Seedings for the tournaments were
picked at weekly meetings. Each member
of the club challenged who they wanted
to. That was how everyone got their rank.
Once a player was ranked, they then
competed in tournaments against people
of similar rank.
"We played against each other and
went to other tournaments as a school,"
senior Jim Aslakson said.
"There were five main ones that went
to the tournaments. There were others
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Chess Club, Front row: John Bullock, Enis Al-
pakin, John Hayward, Kelly Moore, Shawn Meyers,
Bruce Hamby, Phillip Freeze. Back row: Danny
Box, Steve Sarrat, Doug Amadio, Dan Presley, Jim
Aslakson, Steve Isaacs, Neal Standley.
that came to the meetings but couldn't
come to thentournamentsf' Kelly said.
The Club hopes to advance to the
state Chess Club meet in Columbia in the
last part of March. Last year's team fin-
ished seventh in the state.
"Most ofthe competition comes from
St. Louis," sponsor Neal Standley said.
"ln fact, the team that finished first in the
state last year finished second in the na-
tionals. l think they should finish in the top
Even though the club so far has done
well this year, many people didn't know
"We don't get much recognition.
There just aren't many people interested
in chess," Standley said.
Above: Junior Kelly Moore finds Chess Club re-
warding. "Even U you don't win, you get a lot of
experience, " she said. Below: Concentration is a
vital asset to the game.
student action for education
Education careers remain
Student Action for Education has the
unique responsibility of teaching students
the "art" of educating.
"The function of SAE is to give con-
cepts of teaching as a career," sponsor
Floyd Hubble explained.
"l've always wanted to become a
teacher and the club convinced me more,"
senior Stephanie Wilson said. "It can help
change your mind either way."
Two days in the spring are "explora-
tory" days for the juniors and seniors.
They are given the chance to individually
spend the days with the teacher of their
"My junior year, I visited a preschool
and was given about 30 minutes alone
with them. lt's kind of scary to look at all
those faces that are saying, 'What's
next?' i' Stephanie said.
This new-found appreciation for the
teaching career is the main goal of the
"Without teachers, there's no educa-
tion of the youth. We tried to remind the
teachers that we need them and that they
are appreciated," Stephanie said.
Projects for the teachers weren't as
easy, though, because of the small size of
the club. Once one of the school's largest
organizations, SAE has had to face the
reality of few teaching positions and low
"I think the size of the club is a direct
reflection of the non-availability of teach-
ing jobs today," Hubble said.
"People think too much about money
and don't realize the rewards of teaching,"
To keep the club active, even with its
dwindling size, the sponsors remained in-
"They were really helpful," Stephanie
said. "A lot of times they probably were
saying, 'What am I doing here?' But they
stuck with us."
Right: One of the main service projects of the club
to honor the teachers was giving them carnations
and apples. President Stephanie Wilson goes over
the plans of the event with other members. Below
right: The sponsors played an active part in the
meetings. Sponsor Wilhemina Barnett gives her
opinions on the plans. Below: SAE: Floyd Hubble
Isponsorl, Kim ClUton, Rhonda Jones, Stephanie
Wilson lpresidentl, Wilhemina Barnett lsponsorl.
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junior engineering technical society
Club visits futuristic environments
The Junior Engineering Technical So-
ciety CJETSJ club encountered ways to
save money and to conserve energy when
they toured one of the newest structures
in the world of architecture - the under-
"The club decided to tour the home
because it was something new to the
area," president Todd Parker said. "We
wanted tolsee how the house was built."
"The club is not for engineers only,"
sponsor Bill Drinkwater said. "The house
was an interest to an architectural hopeful
as well as a landscaper and many other
There are about 25 underground
homes in the area. Price-wise they are
about the same as a conventional home,
anywhere from S45,000.
The underground homes are growing
"One of the main reasons is because
the homes are so energy-efficient," Todd
"The heating bill for one year equals
the price of a cord of wood, S75-S95,"
The underground home can save 60
percent - 80 percent on all utility bills of a
conventional home..The earth acts like a
thermal barrier, making it 95 percent en-
But many people still fancied to the
traditional style of homes.
Above: JETS club, Front row: Bill Drinkwater fsponsorj, Dave Gramlich, Vince Bond, Todd Parker,
Norman Cox lsponsorl. Second row: Mike Carr, Neil Croxton, Jeff Butler, Jim Green, Derek Conde,
David Wood. Back row: Steve Plake, Carl Brogdon, Kirk Ritter, Scott Pace, Mark SchU'ferdecker, Tim
Vogel, Bruce Hamby. Below: From a brick garden entry way, a visitor might step into a room looking like
this. This is the living room.
"I think that most people will stick to
the old way, buying big homes, even
though there might be a considerable
price difference. Some people are not
going to change," sponsor Norman Cox
said. "Personally, I wouldn't mind living in
a home similar to those we saw."
Even with the traditional way, more
and more contracts for underground
homes are being drawn up. The style is
even catching on in foreign countries. The
home can be constructed in all areas -
mountains, deserts, seashores and the
popular, level ground.
"I think it will catch on. It will take
awhile, but a lot of people are turning to
conservation. And the idea of saving
money is a very likable one to many peo-
ple," Todd said.
Below: Seniors Vince Bond and Todd Parker,
treasurer and president respectively, stand on the
roof of the underground house located in Blue
Springs. The homes are becoming very popular.
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in seminars, projects
Left: Senior Chris Christensen demonstrates his project on how the eye
works. Below: Front row: Kathlyn Day, Chris Storms, Lisa Muster, Paul
Bond, Wally Hancock, Betty Jo Salisbury, Caren McGinness, Lisa Dewey,
Melinda Kerns. Second row: Dana Little, Julie Board, Laura Miller, Danny
Childress, Yon Kim, Adrienne Thornton, Misty Chenoweth, Margorie Kyle,
Cheryl Sexton. Back row: Kelly Moore, Connie Horner, John Sands, Bruce
Hamby, Shawn Meyers, Dan Presley, Doug Amadio, Neal Standley, Charles
Nelson. Bottom: As officers of Science Club, Caren McGinness and Paul
Bond find it necessary to discuss upcoming events.
Truman's Science Club Hcadaversi'
weren't just in the business of dissection
as the name would indicate. This year
they were involved in many seminars and
service projects and went to Squaw
Creek, a wildlife sanctuary near St. Jo-
"There were about 30,000 birds out
there. We also saw around 10 or 15 bald
eagles," junior president Paul Bond said.
"lt was really great. It was awesome
to see all those birds on that one lake. lt
was kind of like being on an ocean," vice-
president Caren lVlcGinness said.
Graduation took a heavy toll on the
number of people returning to the club,
and many thought club involvement would
dwindle. But this wasn't the case.
"We had more involvement this
year," Caren said. "Most of the kids that
were in the club this year were sopho-
mores and they will be here for a few more
years. They can learn and make the
changes they need." V
Service projects were another impor-
tant aspect of Science Club. They try to
have at least four of them a year.
"The most fun I had is when we went
out on a work project. We had to spread
wood chips on trails at George Owen
Nature Park. lt helped to prevent soil ero-
sion. Then we went out and got pizza
afterwards," Caren said.
Science club, 30 members strong,
isn't an honors club. The only qualification
needed was one year of science or to be
currently enrolled in a science class.
"We usually tried to have a meeting
every month and had a speaker at each
one. We've done that this year," Paul said.
"ln science club, you don't have to be
an intellectual to enjoy the activities we
do," Caren said.
by Cindy Durham
piraling inflation takes on new
heights as the consumer is forced
to do without - or to fork out
megabucks to cover the cost. This cycle
rings true for the athletics buyer.
"I think athletic equipment is very
expensive. I don't get many new things,
and I have to make the equipment I get
last longer because of the cost," sopho-
more Sheri Chapman said.
One expensive sport that draws Tru-
man students is skiing. The expense per
person per day at a resort can be any-
where from S40-S50. That includes ski
rental, a lift ticket and lodging fdepending
on where they stayj.
Most people in the Independence
area rent their skis, so that substantially
reduces the cost. But those who don't,
the cost of new equipment is skyrocket-
ing. Including the transportation cost
fabout S50 if you drivei and the number of
days spent there, it really adds up.
"An average pair of skis cost around
S200, and an average pair of boots are
S170. Bindings are about 5115, and an
average set of ski poles are around S30,"
an employee of Casey's Sports said.
Danny Wheeler, a skiing enthusiast
and father of junior Cheryl and senior
Anita, said, "Clothing is expensive, too. A
heights for jocks
new warmup suit faiski jacket and ski
pantsi costs anywhere from S150-8200"
Another area of sports that is contin-
ually on the rise is the price of playing
school athletics. A student pays a S20
athletic fee to participate. If the student
plays one sport and buys the shoes for it,
the average cost is around 855. But if the
student plays three sports and needs three
different kinds of shoes plus anything else
he or she needs along with the S20 athletic
fee, it gets to be expensive.
"I don't have a job- not until bas-
ketball season is over anyway," junior
Roger Lady said, "I don't have a lot of
money to buy S50 and S60 shoes plus the
shorts and stuff. Sooner or later you have
to pay your parents back."
Senior Randy Bentele, employee at
the Foot Locker, explains.
"The price of all specialist shoes and
sports equipment goes up about S2 just
before the season starts. It's that way in
"Even though I haven't got the mon-
ey, it won't affect my playing. I'll just find
some way to get the equipment I need,"
Even the Independence School Dis-
trict is feeling the pinch of fielding athletic
teams. For example, the Truman football
team ordered and received 85,920 worth
of equipment for the 1981 football season.
That price is up several hundred dollars.
The highest girls' sport was track, which
orderd 31,279 worth of equipment. The
total cost of athletic team equipment for
the Independence School District in 1981
was S40,034. I
"Of the 16 sports participating at
Truman High School, five of those are
revenue producers: football, boys' and
girls' basketball, volleyball and wrestling,"
Norman James, supervisor of athletics,
said. "Of those five, two are self-support-
ing ffootball and boys, basketballi. Most of
the other 11 non-revenue sports don't
have Truman's own facilities, and it would
take too much manpower to control the
gate sales. Therefore, there isn't a charge
for those athletic contests.
Those five sports support the others.
But that still isn't enough money. That's
where the S20 participation fee comes in.
"It brings in revenue," James said.
"Of the total athletic budget, 60 percent is
made up of gate sales, athletic passes and
the participation fee. The other 40 percent
is chipped in by the Board of Education.
"Sixty percent of a new uniform won
by a Truman athlete comes from the gate
sales. The other 40 comes from the Board
of Education. We would either have to do
away with athletics at Truman or charge
an enormous athletic fee."
Varsity falls short
of championship bid
It just wasn't in the cardsifor the var-
sity volleyball team.
The team, picked by many to be
among the state's highest finishers in the
4-A competition, fell short in the district
finals that nullified its bid for a third con-
secutive state championship. It also put a
damper on a banner 24-1 season, their
only loss coming in districts to Chrisman
on their home court.
The Patriots had lost five starters
from a 23-3 team that finished first in state
competition last year. Returning starters
were seniors Sherri Miller and Cindy Dur-
ham, who played her sophomore year on
Trumanis first state team. Along with sen-
iors Dana Shoemaker, Carman Steinman,
Tani Stanke, Jill Sherman and juniors
Jean Ann Ford, Cheryl Wheeler and Kar-
men Sharkey, that proved to be the com-
bination that had been touted by area
coaches as, "stronger than the two pre-
"There was some pressure on us but
not as much as last year when we werenit
supposed to win it. It seems like it should
be the other way around, though," Sherri
The only sophomore on the team,
setter Tanya Carson, had some reserva-
tions about playing, but they eventually
diminished as the season got rolling.
"I didn't know how things would work
out at first being a sophomore and every-
thing. As the season went on I felt com-
fortable playing withgeverybodyf' she said.
The lack of returnees didn't hurt the
Patriots, though. Many players participat-
-ed in winter and summer volleyball pro-
grams at BVAC fBlue Valley Activity Cen-
terl and played on Junior National teams
in the summer.
"Playing at BVAC in the summer
helps to keep my game in shape- for
school," senior Jill Sherman said.
The highlights of Truman's year were
the victories in the Johnson County Tour-
nament and at Truman's own Invitational
At Johnson County, the Pats defeat-
ed Kansas' 5-A champ Bishop Miege in
the finals 16-14, 12-15, and 15-8. In their
own tournament, Truman faced a host of
talented schools and eventually defeated
Oak Park 15-6, 12-15, 15-8 for its second
ever first place finish.
"Our victories in the Johnson County
Tournament and the Truman Tournament
were great wins in that we played some of
the best competition in both states and
won," Coach Chuck Harris said.
Truman coasted to its first ever undis-
continued on page 104 . . .
"The team, picked by
many to be among the
state's highest finishers in
the 4-A competition, fell
short in the district finals
that nullified its bid for a
third consecutive state
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ment. Above: Senior defensiue specialist Renee Lowe diuesfor
left: Senior Dana Shoemaker hits one while senior Renee Lowe and sophomore Tanya Carson
couer in case of a block. Above: Senior Cindy Durham spikes around two blockers. The Patriots
got by Oak Park and wrapped up the conference title. Below: Senior Tani Stanke gives senior
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puted conference title with a record of 10-
0. It was something no one else had ever
"I'm glad we went undefeated in con-
ference. There hasn't been another team
that has done it and I think we accomp-
lished something," Carman said.
The downfall of the season came in
the District finals as Truman bowed to
eventual state champion Chrisman 15-8,
12-15 and 12-15, a team Truman had pre-
viously beaten soundly 15-3, 16-14 in the
dual match and 15-9, 15-4 in the Truman
"l felt we had the talent to do it, but I
knew that unless we pushed ourselves to
the end there was a good chance we
'wouldn't make it. There was nothing push-
ing us," Sherri said.
"When you are expected to win and
don't, it's harder to accept rather than if
'you lose and can say you weren't the best
team," Harris said.
But the team did have a successful
year. They finished the season at 24-1 and
went undefeated in conference play. They
won two major tournaments and decisive-
ly beat the majority of the teams it faced
'SWe had the best talent in the state
and it took one twist of bad luck to deny
us the titlen Tanya said.
"I felt that when we play our best
nobody can beat us. We just didn't play
our best at the right time," Harris said.
Far left: Team members congratulate each other on their first home victory of the season by
defeating Blue Springs 15-0, 15-4. Left: Senior Sherri Miller goes for a kill in a home conference
match against Lee's Summit. The Patriots prevailed 15-3, 15-4. Below, front row: Dana Shoe'
maker, Jill Sherman. Second row: Karmen Sharkey, Tanya Carson, Tani Stanke, Cheryl
Wheeler. Third row: Carman Steinman, Renee Lowe, Jean Ann Ford. Fourth row: Cindy
Durham, Sheiri Miller.
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The junior varsity volleyball team re-
peated a winning record performance with
a 13-4 tally. Many long hours of condition-
ing and developing skill finally paid off.
"I felt we had the unity which con-
tributed to the team and to how we played
during the season," Junior Varsity coach
Donna Shuler said.
"At first, all we could do was do our
best. When we started winning and we
had teamwork, we found we were capable
of doing more, winning," junior co-captain
J. J. Justus said.
When they got it "all together," the
results were many. Each member had
their goals in mind, and they were set
"We wanted to have a winning sea-
son. We all really worked harder this
year," captain Geri Bisges said.
"I expected them to learn the skills
and work together as a team," coach
The main reason people were ready
to work and have a good team was be-
cause there were returning players and
the juniors wanted it to be "their', year.
"Most of us that played second team
last year started this year. We thought
that it was our turn," Geri said. I
Shelly Harvey added, "We wanted to
have a better season. I felt we played well
This feeling of closeness could possi-
bly be the extra effort that Shuler ex-
pressed. During games, one could often
find themself receiving special gifts to pro-
' "It was just for motivation, to get
them up for the game. Also, to make you
feel like you were part of the team," Shu-
"They brought me up to win. I felt like
she cared to spend that much time on us.
It was not just another match. We knew
she was on our side," Shelly said.
This motivation was enough for them
to want to win and put forth the effort.
"It makes you stop and think what
you are capable of doing. It makes you
work harder for the next game," Geri
Many girls expressed that since they
felt that Shuler was on their side, they
could talk better about their games.
"We all talked about the games. Last
year we just sat there. This year we all
said how we felt. We brought up things
that wethought could improve us," J. J.
Improvement was evident from one
game to the next. When the team was
down, after a loss, they still kept their spir-
"We proved we could come back,
even after a losing streakf' Shelly said.
One particular loss was at the Oak
Park tournament when they were down
11 to 2. They eventually lost the match
but the effort showed.
"We still lost but we came back 18 to
17. It showed a lot of teamwork and
effort,', Geri said.
The year came to an end with a first
place finish at the Chrisman Sophomore
tournament and a second place at the
Oak Park J.V. tournament.
"The season was a good season for
us. The girls as a whole played well. With
their enthusiasm, we achieved the record
we had this yearf' Shuler concluded.
Aboue right: Junior J. J. Justus keeps the point
going by diving to saue the ball. Right: Junior Shelly
Harvey spikes as Oak Park attempts to block.
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row: Cindy Gardels, Geri Bisges, J.J. Justus, Susie
Gardels. Fourth row: Anne Witcher, Shelly Harvey,
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Below: Cross country team, first row: Daren Macklin, Jim Phelps, Rod Lightner. Second row:
Larry Hennier, Jim Piker, Mark Schdferdecker, Brad Jones, Danny Grifin. Above right: Despite
a season of injuries, Truman manages to capture first in the St. ' ' i
Mary s Invitational.
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Injuries set back
boys' varsity, junior varsity
lnjuries towards the end of the sea-
son kept a winning record out of the reach
of the boys' cross country team.
"We were pretty good at the begin-
ning of the season, but we had a lot of
injuries towards the end," senior Mark
"When you get top people injured
and there's no backup, you'll have prob-
lems," coach Tom Billington, teacher at
Bridger Junior High, said.
Despite injuries, Truman did manage
to send junior Larry Hennier and senior
Danny Griffin to sectionals.
The team was the city champions at
the Independence lnvitational. The Sub-
urban Six Conference Meet, where the
team placed last, was a downset.
"The Suburban Six was our toughest
competition all year," coach Billington
"We had a really tough conference,"
Another factor that hindered cross
t was the lack of interest.
"Not too many get thrilled by going
out and running. Most of our team was
juniors and sophomores. There wasnt
much experiencef, Mark said.
Besides the small turnout, little school
to the lack of inter-
"l think if there were more people
interested, it would give the runners more
confidence. Many guys did a lot of hard
work and didn't get any recognition. We
don't get much respect," Danny said.
"That's something you have to put up
with in cross country. Truman's not a
whole lot different from any other school.
l don't know how much it really affects
their running. They do mention, though,
that it would be nice to see some cheer-
leaders at at least one of their meets. Who
said that cheerleaders are supposed to
cheer only at football and basketball
games? l mean, if they're supposed to be
cheerleaders for all sports," Coach Billing-
Coach Billington contributed the lack
of winning seasons in the past as an
excuse for this disinterest in the sport.
But he sees progress coming with the jun-
iors and seniors next year.
"I see only good things in the future. I
think there will be a turn-around in cross
country. Comparing this year to last year
- the boys showed me they wanted to
win. They were willing and wanted to
work. Dedication is the first thing that
makes a cross country runner."
"This season was a big improvement
from last year," Danny agreed.
'iOverall l was pleased with the re-
sults. l think they did very good. lf we
could have stayed healthy, we would have
been all right," Coach Billington said.
Staying ahead of his pursuer is Daren Macklin's
lack of experience-
girls' varsity, junior varsity
The girls' cross country team, con-
sisting of two seniors, three juniors and
seven sophomores, overcame the obsta-
cle of returning only four runners.
"Our team was built basically with
sophomores who hadn't much serious
running experience," senior Liz Clough
said. "But we overcame that fact to do
better than we thought we would."
"We got nervous at first because we
weren't experienced," junior Nikki Noland
added. "But the sophomores really didn't
"It was funny at first," Coach Rick
e sophomores were afraid
Berlin said. 'iTh
that they'd get lost on the courses. Ijust
told them to rely on the older girls and
Besides being a new sport for many
of the girls, it was Berlin's first encounter
"I had never even seen a meet be-
fore," Berlin said. "Nancy Billington, wife
of the boys' cross country coach, helped
us a great deal by setting up courses and
running with the girls."
The girls' team was also plagued with
injuries during the season.
"When the team was healthy, we did
really great," Liz said. "Being injured for
most of the season, I had a chance to sit in
the background and observe."
"Some of the injuries really hurt us as
a team," Berlin said.
Probably the main reason the team
overcame these burdens so readily was
because of their close relationships.
HThe team really stuck together," Nik-
"You have to help each other out like
we did to be a good team," junior Jolaina
Liz agreed, "We became very close. I
could relate to the sophomores' problems
and we tried to answer their questions as
best we could."
"We were all pretty good friends,"
sophomore Kim Jones said. "The older
girls would give us tips and tell us different
'strategies' to help us do better."
This year could also be summed up
as a "building block" for the future.
"I've found out that there's a lot more
time that goes into running cross country
than I had thought," Berlin said.
"This year was more of a learning
experience, not a race," Nikki concluded.
Right: A strong, steady pace allows junior Jolaina
Bohanan to conserue needed strength. Fur right:
The finishing stretch is where endurance and stami-
na are most evident. Sophomore Tracy Koe tries to
maintain her lead to the finish line ouer sophomore
"Our team was built basi-
cally with sophomores
who hadrft much serious
running experience. "
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Below: Girl's cross country team, first row: Nancy Billington, Julie
Bordon, Nikki Noland
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Jones, Laura Miller, Jolaina Bohanon, Teresa Ganaden. Left: Weariness comes as no surprise to
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Below: Varsity tennis team, first row: Phyllis Sloe-
zen. Second row: Chris Davis, Ann Snyder, Penny
Allee. Third row: Theresa Witthar, Julie Smith
Tracy Smith, Wynetta Massey, Sara fandring.
eft: The intensity and concentration show on the face
' senior Sara Sandring as she striues to get her first
erue in. Below: Watching the ball constantly is essen-
al. Senior Wynetta Massey follows the ball as she goes
1 the baseline to make her return.
Leadership played an important part
in the success of the varsity tennis team
The team, composed mainly of sen-
iors, compiled an overall record of 12-3
and a tie for second in conference.
"Most of the people on varsity were
previous varsity players with previous var-
sity experiencef' senior Wynetta Massey
"We thought we were in it for the
title. We had three returning varsity sin-
gles players from last year," Coach Pete
Oak Park and l.ee's Summit were the
only defeats Truman faced this year, both
of which are in the Big Six Conference
"There were four teams that were
very good. We were one of themf' Hile
"When we played I.ee's Summit, we
had 'em, but we werenlt playing as good
as we could have been," junior Penny
Left: Junior Julie Smith, typical after every match,
goes to the net to congratulate her opponent.
"I think this year was
exceptionally strong in
that we had the ability to
take anybody if we had
the mind to."
"I think we could have done a lot bet-
ter in conference," senior Ann Snyder
In two of the matches, Truman lost to
Lee's Summit 3-1 and lost to Oak Park in
a match that had four tiebreakers.
"We had the opportunities, but we
weren't quite honed to that sharp edge to
win some of the matches we should have,"
In District competition, Truman's
highest finisher was Sara Sandring, who
advanced to the semi-finals and eventually
"The biggest highlight was seeing the
improvement Sara made throughout the
year," Hile said.
"We did a lot better than expected in
Districts with Sara going to the semi-finals
in singles," Ann said.
HI think this year was exceptionally
strong in that we had the ability to take
anybody if we had the mind to," Wynetta
serves up success
Coach Peter Hile stressed the impor-
tance of togetherness and teamwork with
the girls' tennis team this year.
"F or most of the girls, this is their first
time to represent Truman on an athletic
team. It was important that the girls under-
stood tennis as an individual sport, yet
work as a team.
Hile's emphasis on teamwork com-
pelled the girls to work hard to prove
themselves and in return helped streng-
then the team, as evident in their winning
seasonls ten wins and four losses.
"We had to work as a team. We ran
sprints together, worked together, and
finally supported each other," sophomore
Cindi Martin said.
"It was important to work together as
a team and help each other as a team,"
junior Jill Coldsnow said.
Hile confirmed each athlete had many
"Teamwork created pressures for the
girls. They overcame these pressures by
working hard not to hurt themselves by
not hurting their fellow team members."
"As in all sports, it took a lot of
teamwork to develop togetherness. The
initial beginning was often trying and frus-
trating," junior Kris Johnson said.
"There was some rivalry at first, but
basically as the season went by we began
to work better as a team."
"At first we didn't know each other
and it was hard to work together. But
thanks to the experience and support of
the varsity team and Coach Hile, we
achieved team togetherness," Cindi said.
This year the' team achieved its goals,
which aided in its successful season.
"It was important thatmy junior var-
sity team learn its fundamental skills along
with teamwork. We looked past the win-
ning and losing, and concentrated on ob-
taining experiencef' Hile said.
"This being my first year in tennis, I
don't have much experience to compare
our season with, but I felt it was very suc-
cessful," Jill said.
Right: Junior Melody Burns follows through and
watches the ball leaue her racket.
"As in all sports, it took a
lot of teamwork to
develop togetherness. The
initial beginning was often
trying and frustrating."
w: Junior uarsity tennis team, first row: Carrie
Carter, Cindy Martin, Betsy Bennholz, Chris John-
Second row: Jenny Waggoner, Melody Burns,
a Anderson, Tracey Atkinson.
Left: Follow through and form are two key factors that junior
Carrie Carter is always aware of. Above: Pete Hile watches
intensely so that he might be able to pick out flaws.
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, Williams f7l, and Jim Holm 1661 show their feelings and those ofthe team after
Wil f Blue Springs handed them a 26-3 loss.
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time out. Below: Senior Andy Williams sets up in
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Patriots tall short
of play-off dreams
The year that should have been but
wasn'tg a statement that pretty well sums
This year's varsity football team, for
the second straight year, was turned away
from a berth in the state play-offs.
"We had everything going for us,"
senior lineman Doug Evans said. "We had
the talent along with the needed depth
coupled with the size and strength that we
This year's team was the biggest it's
been in years. And as far as strength is
concerned, this year's team was by far the
"To us strength was important," sen-
ior linebacker James Holm said. "We took
pride in our overall team strength."
But size and strength are just parts of
a large mixture it takes to be good. The
mental attitude of a team is a very impor-
tant part that needs to be mixed in.
"Most of the time our attitude was
good," head coach Jim Talbott said. "But
mid-way during the season we went into a
mental slump. Unfortunately, it came right
before the Blue Springs gamef,
"Myself, as a coach, tried to wind the
kids up before a game. But, like a clock,
you could wind them up too tight, causing
them to function poorly. That's what hap-
pened against Blue Springs. They were
too worried about the game. They were
too tight. They wanted to inflict damage,
rather than to play football as a team.
They just weren't mentally prepared," Tal-
This mental slump caused much of
the team's problems. Disunity set in.
"It seemed that nobody cared about
anybody else," Doug said. "Like every-
body for himself?
This disunity lasted right up until the
last game with Winnetonka.
"The coaches called a team meeting
right before the game," senior tight end
Ronnie Barbeck said. "They could feel
that something was wrong. We needed to
get back as a team because for us this was
the most important game of the year. If we
won, we advanced, if we lost, we turned in
The Winnetonka game, similar to last
year's Blue Springs game, was the barrier
that the Pats needed to overcome to
advance into post-season play. Similarly,
the barrier was too much. The Pats lost
20-14 in overtime.
The Patriots were down 14-7 late in
the fourth quarter.
"The kids knew what was at stake.
They knew what had to be done," Talbott
The Pats finally scored with :24 sec-
onds left on the clock on a one-yard run
by junior fullback Chris Andrews. The
touchdown capped a 93-yard scoring
"The kids have to be commended for
going out there and meeting that chal-
lenge. That last drive was topped off by
several outstanding individual efforts, but
overall it was a team effort, the players,
the bench, and the stands. Nobody has
anything to hang their heads about. l'm
very proud of them," Talbott added about
The season, however, was far from
disappointing. The Pats ended the season
with a very nice 7-2 record. Much of the
year Truman was ranked in the top ten
and was regarded as one of the many
teams to beat.
The Pats two losses came at critical
times. Both to conference rivals, Blue
Springs and Winnetonka. The team fin-
ished third in the Big Six conference with
a record of 3-2.
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For the seniors who have been play-
ing together for three years the 7-2 record
finished off a 22-5 record for the three
But this year's team wasn't just the 11
"We had a tremendous amount of
depth this year compared to other years,"
Talbott said. "We could have taken many
of the starters out and replaced them and
it wouldn't have made that much differ-
At the beginning of the year players
were being substituted freely, allowing
many players to see action.
The first game saw the Patriots hand
Southwest a 33-8 defeat. This game was
to be the first of seven 100-yard games for
The Pats rolled to 5-0 before Blue
Springs handed them their first loss, 26-3.
"After that game there was a lot of
pressure put on us as a team," Doug said.
"The loss made us try harder because we
wanted to win. Winning meant going on at
the end of the season."
The next two games were Patriot vic-
tories over Chrisman, 16-7 and Oak Park,
21-18. The Patriots were going into week
nine with a 7-1 record only to see it end in
a 7-2 year.
This year's team produced many out-
James led the defense with 35 unas-
sisted tackles and 71 assisted tackles. The
offense was led by Chris who rushed for
1002 yards, the total also led the area.
James and Chris were selected to the
first team All-Conference and All-Area
teams for their offensive play. Doug and
senior defensive end Kevin Miller were
chosen for the first team All-Conference
and All-Area defensive teams.
Many others were recognized for
their talent: Greg Fansher, second team
All-Conference and All-Area offensive
teams, Ronnie Barbeck, second team All-
Conference and All-Area defensive teams,
Keith Enfield, second team All-Conference
and honorable mention All-Area offenseg
Jack Lockwood, second team All-Area
offenseg Andy Williams, honorable men-
tion All-Conference and All-Area offenseg
Mike Pruetting, honorable mention All-
Conference and All-Area defenseg Milton
Neal and Rob Makinen, honorable men-
tion All-Area offense and- Todd Rose and
Phil Rellihan, honorable mention All-Area
But the game is played as a team.
"This year was an excellent year. I
think everyone matured over the season.
Everyone tried hard to make the team a
good one. Those kids had a year that not
everyone can talk about. It was nothing to
hang their heads about," Talbott con-
Many of the players have different
feelings about the year, but Doug sums it
up like this:
"It was a shame it had to end like
that. I had fun this year, and it's something
that everyone should remember. I know
I'll remember this year for the rest of my
Upper right: Senior Jim Holm 1661 and senior Greg
Fansher 1761 come off looking for the ball. Jim was
named to the first team All-State offensive team.
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Greg Slaybaugh, Jon Serum, Kenney Jackson. Second row: Bruce Hamby, Tom Beebe, Hugh
Dow, Mark Weddle, Gary White, Roger Reyes, Bobby Hedrick, Kerry Newport. Third row:
Shawn Meyer, Scott Austin, John Cook, Tom Johnson, Andy Shockley, Danny Hendricks, Bill
Corteuille, Phil Brown, Brian Holcomb.
Junior varsity team
--hurt by slow start
Satisfaction could everything but typ-
ify the general feeling about this year's jun-
ior varsity football squad by the players.
"lt was kind of disappointing. I
thought we could do better," junior Bruce
Even though compiling a winning rec-
ord of 5-3, most were away from complete
"I think we were at a disadvantage
because so many juniors played varsity,"
junior David Penrod said. "We were never
psyched up before the games. We would
just go out and do our exercises on our
own. It really made the games seem unim-
Although they won their first game,
against Southwest, coach Roger Pauk
thought it may have acted against the
squad rather than for it.
"We started out against an easy team
and when we came up against competi-
tion we fell. We were unorganized and not
ready," he said.
The fact that the junior varsity mem-
bers never practiced together between
games would also seem to have some
effect on the team. Usual practices were a
part of the varsity team and rarely were
there any practices specifically for junior
"We didn't really come on until the
end of the season," Pauk said. "We won
our last three straight games against good
"It's a very difficult thing to do when
you're playing with such limited people. In
varsity, you can easily replace someone if
Above left: Awaiting the snap of the ball, the two
teams anticipate the clash as junior Steve Bailey
calls the count. Above right: Frustration over-
comes coach Roger Pauk. Left: Juniors Greg Slay-
baugh and Danny Hendricks team up to bring down
a Raytown ball carrier.
they get hurt or if you need to talk to
them. In this level we only had one of
everything," he added.
But the squad did finally come
around, winning three straight games to
cap off the season.
"We really weren't even a team until
the end of the year," junior Tim Crabtree
said. "Towards the end of the year,
though, we got a lot of good effort."
The objective to having the junior
varsity and sophomore levels of football
was to prepare the players for the varsity
"We use the junior varsity and soph-
omore teams to get the kids ready for var-
sity ball," Pauk said. "We try to eliminate
the mistakes and get some intensity go-
"We also do it because most don't
play on Friday nights. lt would be difficult
to take someone who never played but
practiced all season. This gives thosewho
aren't varsity a chance to play and get
ready for the next year when they replace
the varsity. Over the years, l think we've
been very successful with the program,"
The junior varsity defense was
sparked by linebacker Roger Reyes and
end Brian Holcomb. The offense was led
by Reyes at halfback and John Serum at
"Performance varied from week to
week. l don't like to single out any certain
people. We all played as one team and
nobody could have done anything without
the man next to him," Pauk said.
have minor effects
Ask a sophomore football team mem-
ber at the beginning of the year who this
year's coaches would have been and none
of them could have answered.
Two weeks before school started,
head coach Bill Beyer moved on to anoth-
er career prospect. Leaving Bill Hopper
the coaching job with help from one other
coach John Licari, who signed on at the
beginning of summer practices. Later the
two were joined by Dave McGraw, who
previously coached in Mississippi and
taught at Palmer Junior High this past
"I think that it could have been a
bigger problem than it was," Licari said. "I
think everything worked out well."
"Getting used to the new coaches
was tough," halfback David Haas said.
"But after awhile everything was back to
The team put things together to re-
cord a 4-3 season, the eighth consecutive
winning season by the Truman sopho-
But the team had its problems in the
beginning. It was the yearly Palmer-Brid-
"Trust was a big problem," Hopper
said. "Once they learned that they could
rely on each other things went smoothlyf'
"It wasn't as big of a problem as I'd
heard it would be," David said. "Everyone
almost knew everybody else cause we all
used to play together."'
The year started off with a disap-
pointing loss to Ray-South by the score of
"It was a bad feeling to start the year
by being shut out," quarterback Shawn
The Pats bounced back the next
week with a 14-6 win over Raytown.
The next two weeks found the Patri-
ots falling at the hands of Park Hill, 24-12
and Lee's Summit, 18-14.
"The Lee's Summit loss was really
the low point of the season," Hopper
pointed out. "They really didn't know
what to expect."
"They went into the game thinking
they had it made, cause they had beaten
the team the previous year. They found
out the hard way that it's not like that in
this game. Every game is different," Licari
After that game, the team improved
quite a bit. They won the three remaining
games, two by shut-outs.
"Those shut-outs made the team feel
good after those losses we suffered,"
"After the Lee's Summit game, they
really put it together as a team," Hopper
The shut-outs showed the character
of the defense which proved to be steady
throughout the year. Defensively the team
was led by David who had 21 unassisted
tackles and 36 assisted tackles.
The offense was a learning process
for the team members.
"We'd work on one set of plays a
week," Hopper said. "We'd get one set
down and be ready for the next week,
that's how it went. So by the end of the
season they became 'salty' with the plays
they are going to have to run next year."
The offense was piloted by three
young quarterbacks, Shawn Brown, Todd
Belvin and David Langton. The starting
job was won by Shawn but all three got a
lot of playing experience.
Offensively the team was led by the
running of David who gained over 500
yards this season.
"Overall, I was impressed by their
growth as a team. Maturity is the word. If
nothing else, they matured individually
and as a team. And that's important,',
Above: Quarterback Todd Beluin looks down his line to make
sure everyone is set before he begins his cadence. Left: Bill
Hopper adjusts his headset from which he is informed of new
developments not seen from the sidelines.
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Buchanan, Ryan Romeo, Mike Hanrahan, Dauid Langton, Jose Ubaldo. Second row: Dauid
Landers, Shawn Brown, John Zimmerman, J.D. Coffman, Kurt Malcolm, Grant Greenfield, John
Paris, Barry Bodenstab, Mark Cantrell. Third row: Danny Pack, Larry Fields, Gary Strohm, Phil
Freeze, Ken Mulliken, John Esry, Matt Eckman, Bill Gibson, Mike Wilson, Todd Beluin, Scott
John, Kent Yahne, Dauid Haas. Left: Quarterback Shawn Brown works on the ground game by
handing off to fullback Danny Pack.
Above: During haUtime the cheerleaders get inuolued in a Iittie squabble ouer which squad is
better-looking. Above right: It's not an ordinary game. The excitement and intensity show on
the faces of the seniors, who are led by Sherri Chambers.
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girls vs. girls
The annual Powderpuff game brought
unsurprising results as the senior girls
'once again defeated the junior-sophomore
Although in previous years the sen-
iors have been known to bend the rules,
the senior coaches, Andy Williams, Phil
Rellihan, Jim Steele and Milton Neal, in-
sisted the girls play by the book.
"When we coached the juniors and
sophomores last year we came so close to
winning that we wanted to make it fair for
them this year," Jim said.
Not all participating agreed on the
fairness of the game.
"I thought it was really fun, but it
wasn't fair because of some of the calls,
and the linemen moved the chains around
- against us,'i junior Kim Rellihan said.
"lt was much more fair than usual.
The seniors just outplayed the sopho-
mores and juniors. They wanted to win
more because it was their last year."
Coaches for the junior-sophomore
team were Jon Serum, Terry Johnson,
Steve Bailey and Jim King.
"The senior coaches kept their girls
honest, so we did the same for our team,"
Other male participants in the game
were the cheerleaders, who entertained
the crowd by hanging on the goalposts
and imitating the drill team in the middle
of the field.
Left: Despite the outcome, the intensity of the
underclassmen was there throughout the game.
The juniors and sophomores were again beaten,
this time 20-O.
Queen candidates were Wayne
Brooks, Tom Cochran, Randy Bentele,
Kent Spiers and Troy Morerod. Tom col-
lected the most money and was crowned
The total amount collected from the
game was 5917, which went towards the
Seniors Steve Vaughan, Ron Barbeck
and Joe Mandacina were referees.
Although Powderpuff is intended as a
fun, money-making project, as the game
progressed Hpowderpuff meant little to
some as tackling became their main objec-
"It got a little rough out there. A lot of
girls were tackling pretty hard to get peo-
ple they clidn't like,"-senior Kim Howard
"At the beginning'everyone thought it
would be real rough. But it wasn't that
bad. No one got hurtf' junior Andrea
Even though some were in just to
"get', someone, most participating in the
game were out for the fun.
"I played because it sounded fun and
it was something to do to be really rowdy,"
senior Wendy Peters said.
"lt was really fun coaching because
the girls were so rowdy. We couldn't calm
them down in the locker room," Milton
"I think everyone, seniors especially,
should get involved in Powderpuff. It gave
a feeling of class unity that we didn't have
very often," Kim said.
Two themes blend
for traditional event
Classic flair set the scene as Michelle
Blankenship was crowned the 1982 Home-
"I was shocked! When they said my
name I thought about crying, but I thought
that would be really stupid," Michelle said.
Her court consisted of seniors Trisha
Anderson and Tani Stanke, juniors Cindy
Meyer and Kelly Williams, and sopho-
mores Roxann McCain and Leisa Royle.
Antique cars, which enhanced the
theme of "My Fair Ladyf' escorted the
girls around the field. Because they sat in
the rumble seat, getting in and out of them
was, at times, difficult.
"When we had to step out of the
cars, Ijust didn't know what was going to
happen in a long dress,' Tani said.
"The cars were really neat,', Trisha
said, 'ibut I was scared to death I was
going to fall out."
The traditional Homecoming dance
was held the following night in the gym
instead of directly after the game. The
theme of a country hoedown was evident
in the music and the activities, which
included a watermelon seed spitting con-
test, a cider chugging contest and arm
wrestling matches. The idea for a hoe-
Aboue: Arm wrestling matches were held at the Hoedown along with seed-spitting
and cider-chugging contests. With their hands bound behind their backs, seniors
Doug Evans and Keuin Miller challenge each other in the cider-chugging contest.,
Right: From top: Sophomore attendants Roxann McCain and Leisa Royle, and
junior attendants Cindy Meyer and Kelly Williams.
down came from Student Council.
"At camp this summer they had a
hoedown, and it was really fun," Hugh
Vest, Student Council president, said. "It
was supposed to be like one big partyf'
The dance turned out to be a success
to those who attended.
"It was different. I enjoyed it," senior
Scott Pace said. "It was more of a fun
atmosphere than a formal dance. I was
sorry that more people werenlt there to
"All the people there had a great
time," DeAna Haynes, Pep Club parlia-
mentarian, said. "By the end, everybody
was dancing. No one knew how to square
dance, but we were all just out there hav-
Michelle expressed her feelings about
the dance and those who helped with it.
"I loved the dance, it was so neat.
Everybody worked really hard on it, and
they did a good job."
Through the excitement of the half-
time ceremony at the game and the dance,
Tani summed up all aspects of Homecom-
"I felt proud and honored to be a part
of Truman. It was a real privilege."
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Below: Senior attendant Tani Stanke. Left: Senior attendant Trisha
Anderson. Top: Students at the Homecoming Hoedown join in a West-
ern uersion of the Bunny Hop. '4No one knew how to square dance, but
we were all just out there having jun. All the people there had a great
time," junior DeAna Haynes said.
Above: Michelle Blankenkship hugs her father after learning that she
was named Homecoming queen. Right: Michelle radiates with a smile of
happiness. "l thought about crying, but l thought that would be really
stupid," she said.
Iboue: "l couIdn't believe it. lt made me feel good that
uerybody chose me, " Sue said. Left: Sue receives her
rown from last year's queen, Susie Lindsey. Below:
ienior attendant Rhonda Campbell, queen Sue John-
on, and senior attendant Laurie Grove.
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Winter Sports Queen
Senior Sue Johnson became the 1982
Courtwarming queen February 9 at the
Truman vs. Winnetonka boys' basketball
Sue's attendants included seniors
Rhonda Campbell and Laurie Grove, jun-
iors Melinda Spry and Jill Wear, and
sophomores Bonnie Clark and Lisa Lin-
Surprise appeared to be a common
denominator in the girls' nomination for
"I was surprised. I just didn't think I
had a chance with all the others. I felt that
some of the other girls would get it,"
sophomore Lisa Linson said.
"I couldn't believe it because I've
never been up for anything before," junior
Jill Wear said.
For Sue, being named queen held an
element of happiness.
"I was real excited. I couldn't believe
it. It made me feel good that everybody
chose me. I thought it was really neat,"
Courtwarming was the last of three
events during the school year in which
attendants were nominated and queens
were crowned. In addition, the previous
ceremonies were followed by dances. A
Country Hoedown followed Homecoming
in the fall, and the Heritage King and
Queen were announced at the Heritage
Dance December 19.
In accordance with Courtwarming,
Student Council initiated a computer date-
party. But because only 50 tickets had'
been sold on the day before the party, it
Was Courtwarming underrated, or
should it have received more attention?
"Not really because Homecoming is
supposed to be emphasized more. Court-
warming is kind of second run to Home-
coming," Jill said.
The girls didn't think it was unfair
that there was no dance.
"They wouldn't participate in a dance,
anyway," Sue said.
"Courtwarming is more a part of high
school than dances," senior Laurie Grove
Because there was no dance and few
turned out to see the crowning of the win-
ter sports queen, perhaps Courtwarming
did take a back seat to Homecoming and
the Heritage Dance. But despite the atten-
tion it received, Laurie summed the even-
"It was an honor that all my fellow
school members thought enough of me to
put me up as an attendant. It was an
honor just to be out there," she said.
State playoff hopes
ended in Regionals
boys' varsity '
The Columbia-bound express made
an early stop at Truman High School and
dropped off the boys' varsity basketball
team after their loss in the Regionals to
After compiling a 21-5 record, things
looked promising for the Patriots to head
into the state tournament, but the Falcons
stunning 43-40 upset victory over the Pa-
triots brought their high hopes to an
"I had kind of a helpless feeling. All I
could do was just sit back and watch the
seconds click off. I knew it was over," sen-
ior David Elliott said.
High outside shot percentage and an
effective offensive stall led the Falcons
past Truman and top-seeded Blue Springs.
"We only shot 39 percent from the
field," senior Mark Hafner said. "They
also jammed up on Bond and that hurt
"We just didn't play very good," said
head coach Rex Stephens. "A couple
people had bad individual games, but that
didn't matter. We didn't play as a team.
We just picked a bad time to have a bad
Nevertheless, the team created some
memorable experiences, also. They
worked their way up to a number two
spot in the state polls and had four players
with season game averages in double fig-
"I was very pleased with the season
as a whole. I was just a little disappointed
with the way it ended up."
Behind the enthusiasm of Rex's Raid-
ers, the team compiled one of the best
records in Truman's history, and in the
"It was excellent while it lasted, but it
had to end sometime," said Ron Pence.
"I know that we should have gone
farther," Stephens said. "I was really more
disappointed for the kids than anything
else. I can always come back next year,
the seniors can't."
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lasted, but it had to end
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f-as key to
From the Southern Celtics to the
Truman Patriots, they have played bas-
ketball together for seven years.
They are seniors Brad Bond, David
Elliot, Mark Hafner and Curtis Nelson.
"lt was a big thing, the 6th grade
Parks and Recreation league, all the
schools were involved. We all knew the
coach and each other. We thought we
could get a pretty good team up. We
ended up winning that league," Brad said.
Upon entering junior high, they start-
ed meeting the kids who would be their
"All the schools had teams, and we
used to play against some of the people
we play with now," Brad said. "We got to
see how everyone could shoot."
Their freshman year, all were start-
ers. The Palmer team went 17-1.
"That was my best year. I was the
leading scorer of the team. We beat nearly
In 7th grade, the foursome didn't play
"I played for the Y and Brad didn't
even play. We all played for more than
one team in more than one league. That
year we ended up playing against each
other," David explained.
In 8th grade the four played on an-
other Parks and Recreation team, this
"I remember my dad always telling
me that we were the best team he ever
saw," David said. "It was weird because I
thought there was always new talent com-
ing up every year. That always sticks in
my head when I think back to those
Above left: Brad played and controlled the inside
for Truman. Being able to go to the hoop was a
necessity. Left: Coach Stephens gives a few instruc-
tions to Brad before he comes into the game.
everyone. In 9th grade, we all started.
That was something neat because we'd
been together most of the time since 6th,"
By the time they started high school
at Truman, all four knew what to expect
from one another.
"We got to know each other's strong
points, along with their weaknesses. We
tried to help each other out whenever
possible," Mark said.
Three of the four, Brad, Curtis and
Mark, lettered assophomores.
Playing together all those years had
its advantages and possibly could have
had some disadvantages.
Coach Rex Stephens explains:
"Most definitely this kind of situation
has its advantages. It takes the right kind
of kids to keep this situation productive.
Obviously, there could have been some
drawbacks. In our case, the kids have had
no setbacks and this is obviously helping
"lt is extremely rare that something
like this happens. Most of the time there
are people at their positions, causing the
group to become separated," Coach Rob-
ert Tonnies added.
Obviously, this did not happen. Three
of the four were regular starters and the
fourth came off the bench and played reg-
ularly. They were on the track to achiev-
ing their goal.
"About three years ago, we all told
each other that we wanted to be state
champs. We set this goal for ourselves.
And by the time the beginning of our sen-
ior year came around, we knew that we
had a chance to get there," David said.
in victorious season
boys' junior varsity
The junior varsity completed its best
season ever in Truman's history, finishing
undefeated in 14 games. Teamwork was
one main reason for their fine record.
"We looked good and worked to-
gether in practice," junior Joe Houston
said. "It felt good to play together."
Under Coach Bob Tonnies, who
coached the sophomore team last year,
they used many of the same offenses and
defenses they learned a year ago.
"We had coach Tonnies two years in
a row. We didn't have to learn anything
new. We just did the same old things that
made us win last year," junior Roger Lady
"Coach Tonnies kept us together as
a team and made us play together as a
team. That's probably why we were so
successful," junior Tim Skoch said.
They also had another advantage.
The players knew each other well as many
of them played together in junior high and
on the sophomore team.
"We had a stronger team this year
because we basically had the same team
as last year's sophomore team," Joe said.
Defense was also a big plus in Tru-
man's outstanding effort. They averaged
73.7 points a game, while allowing the
opposition only 44.1 points a contest.
"Defensive pressure made us better
than a lot of other teams. We came out
pressing and it forced them to turn the
ball over. The next thing they knew, they
were down by 10 or 15 points. They just
couldn't handle it," Roger said.
Three key players were lost during
the course of the season and sophomores
were moved up to fill the vacancies. Jun-
ior Gary McCulley was moved to a varsity
spot, junior Keith Enfield was lost because
of grades and junior Roger Lady broke his
foot during the last part of the season.
Instead of using these as setbacks, the
team used them to their advantage.
"It just made us work harder," Tim
said. "I thought the sophomores that came
up to fill the spots did a good job when we
needed them to."
The success of the varsity team also
contributed to the winning season. Tough
practices helped them play better.
"They had a lot of real good talent
and it helped to play a good team day in
and day out. Playing tougher competition
in practice made us play better in the
games," Roger said.
Upper right: Junior Joe Houston passes the ball off
to someone who has a better shot.
"Coach Tonnies kept us
together as a team and
made us play together as
a team. Thatis probably
why we were so success-
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the Wildcats 93-59, the most points scored this season. Left: Junior Mark
Foudree lays in two from underneath the basket.
Below: JV basketball, Front row: Mike Titus, Kevin Whitmore, Mark Foudree.
Back row: Zack Zuber, Ron Rodel, Tim Skoch, Scott Huffman, Joe Houston.
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New offenses and defenses and also a
new coach were just some adjustments
that the sophomores had to make. Soph-
omore basketball coach Kenneth Rimmer
received his coaching assignment one
week before practice started.
"We just didn't have enough time to
prepare," Coach Rimmer said. "We basi-
cally learned the offense and defense and
adjusted to the system that we used."
To the players, that was the hardest
thing for them to learn.
"The hardest thing to learn was the
new defense. lt was so much different
than the way we were used to," sopho-
more Scott McQuinn said.
But, because everything was new to
both players and coach, the players did
not feel that it was a disadvantage for the
coach to learn along with them.
"We had to learn just like he did,"
sophomore Kenny Austin said.
"We kind of learned together," Scott
The sophomores finished out their
season with a 9-9 record by beating North
Kansas City 62 to 42. Those losses were
Upper left: Forward Ryan Romeo keeps his eyes
on the basket as he goes up ouer an opponent for
"Our games were close
games. We only got blown
away in one game and
that was with Ray-South.
The first game we only
lost to them by five
harder than usual to take as Scott ex-
"We lost all of our games by 6 points
or less. Those were the hard ones to take.
They got a little old after awhile," Scott
"Our games were close games. We
only got blown away in one game and that
was with Raytown South. The first game
we lost to them by only 5 points," Coach
But, due to injuries and conflicts with
players leaving the team, the sophomores
were still unable to defeat Raytown South
the second time around.
The season will be remembered most
for its win against Blue Springs. The soph-
omores were defeated by Blue Springs
with a score of 71 to 70 on Truman's
home court. At Blue Springs, however,
the tables were turnedg Truman defeated
Blue Springs by a score of 82 to 53.
"That was the highlight of our.sea-
son. The kids were really up for that
game," Coach Rimmer said.
"We really wanted to kill them," Scott
ends winning season
The varsity girl's basketball team
wasn't supposed to make it through the
first round of state, the quarterfinals, or
even make it to the final two. But it defied
the critics and found that trying to defend
the Class 4-A basketball title was harder
than winning it the first time. Truman was
defeated by Paseo in the state finals 59-40,
ending its season at 23-5. The Pats also
finished second in the Big Six conference
with a record of 8-2.
"When we started out, we didn't
know what to expect. But when we start-
ed winning, our hopes and goals started
getting bigger," senior Sherri Miller said.
The road to the finals was a difficult
one. Plagued with inconsistency in dis-
tricts, the Pats came away victorious,
defeating Winnetonka and then Blue
Springs for the title. In an 11-point victory
over Columbia Rock Bridge in sectionals,
Truman played just well enough to win. It
was the 16-point victory over top-ranked
Springfield Glendale, perhaps its best
game of the season, that paved the way to
the final four.
"We had to win that one fSpringfield
Glendalej. We had gone so far, we just
couldn't stop there. Plus, we wanted to
beat the top ranked team in the state,"
senior Karey Kytle said.
The Pats then defeated Lindberg of
St. Louis, earning the right to be in the
finals against Paseo. Truman lost to Paseo
in the final game. lt marked their third
"l'm really proud that we have that
kind of record," Sherri said. "We helped
make a name for Truman."
Defense was one of the main reasons
Truman was so successful. Their constant
changing of defenses, a Truman trade-
mark, confused the opponents. Many
times the defense shut down the oppo-
"One of the main reasons we went so
far was because of our defense. lt caught
them off balance," senior Sonya Reddell
Truman's good overall size was also a
big plus. On the front line were 5-10 cen-
ters Sonya Reddell and Anne Witcher. At
the forward positions were 6-O Cindy Dur-
ham and 5-10 Karey Kytle, and 5-6 Sherri
Miller rounded out the guard spot.
"We had a lot of height advantage
compared to a lot of other teams. We also
had a strong inside game," Karey said.
But even coming home with a second-
place trophy at state doesn't satisfy the
Patriots. Second just isn't enough.
"We've spoiled ourselves. We aren't
happy with second. We've built up such a
tradition that without winning, it's hard to
feel we've accomplished anything. But we
really have, I guess," Sherri said.
The accomplishments were obvious
for several members of the team. Sonya
was named first team all-conference and
Cindy was named first team all-state as a
forward for the second year in a row, the
first Truman girl to ever do so.
"It's nice to win all the awards and
recognition," Cindy said, "but it doesn't
mean as much to me as a first-place title."
"When we started out, we
didn't know what to ex-
pect. But when we started
winning, our hopes and
goals started getting big-
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irls feel pressure
to be state champs
Defending the Class 4-A girls basket-
ball title isn't always a bed of roses. With
many of the area and state's best teams
fighting to knock them off, they find them-
selves on guard. Everybody wants to beat
a winner. Such is the case for the Truman
Girls' Basketball team.
"Yes, I feel like our team is under
pressure because everybody gets up to
play us. They want to knock us off," sen-
ior Karey Kytle said.
"Sometimes I walk into a gym and
wonder if the other team is thinking about
us. They probably wonder whether we
should be state champions or not. It's
pressure to prove it to them," senior
Sherri Miller said.
Opposing school teams aren't the
only people to apply pressure. Teams get
it from parents, peers and even teachers.
"I get alot of pressure from teachers
and other students. They always ask, 'Are
you going to do it again?' I just tell them 'I
hope so'," Sherri said.
Truman's 1980-81 team was a relative
unknown factor in last year's state rank-
ing scheme. They weren't expected to go
very far. It was a surprise when they left
Columbia with a state trophy. This year's
team, returning three starters, feels the
pressure of doing it again without two of
Far left: Sophomore Anne Witcher puts in an easy
lay-up against Winnetonka. Above left: In a critical
conference game against Lee's Summit, senior
Cindy Durham shoots for "two." The Patriots came
out on top and stayed in the run for a conference
title. Left: Coach Pete Hile reviews offensive and
defensive responsibilities in preparing for another
"I get a lot of pressure from
teachers and other stu-
dents. They always ask,
'Are you going to do it
again?' I just tell them, 'I
"We had to prove to ourselves first
that we weren't just a fluke. We had lost
two starters and people were wondering if
we could do it again without them," Sherri
"Nobody really knew who we were
last year. Then after we won state, it
seemed everybody knew who we were.
That makes it harder this year," Karey
Pressure's starting point comes from
within the people associated with it. One
solution to minimize it is to curb it before
the pressure becomes intolerable.
"Part of it is the attitude of the team.
We don't put as much pressure on our-
selves. lt would be worse then," Sherri
But Truman's coach Pete Hile doesn't
feel pressured, even with a state title
under his belt.
"If we got to a point where we were
undefeated and we had the same players
as last year, I would say, 'Yes, I feel it.'
The press doesn't expect us to do well
this year since we had lost two players,"
Even with the pressure of repeating
as state champs, the team is doing well.
"At the first of the season I didn't
know how good we would be. But now, I
think we are starting to put it togetherf'
sophomore Anne Witcher said.
girls' junior varsity
The girls' junior varsity basketball
season ended on a high note with a record
of 11-2. This record, though, came after
an uneventful start.
"At the beginning of the year, we had
problems with the juniors and sophomores
fighting for varsity positions," junior An-
nette Antoniello said.
"They'd fthe juniors and seniorsl
would talk about initiation and things like
that that I didn't know about," sophomore
Lori Parker said.
A first-game loss also plagued the
start of the season. T
"Our first game we lost to Hickman
Mills after going into overtime," Lori said.
"We pulled through, though, to have
a good season," Annette added.
A good season meant winning the
"I think that we expected to do that
well," junior Nikki Noland said.
But others had mixed feelings about
"At times we did do really well,"
sophomore Bonnie Clark said. "But we
One of the inconsistencies could have
been a close game with Park Hill.
"It was a close ballgame," Annette
said. "lt probably was the most physical.
The referees were bad and everybody was
trying to beat everyone else up."
The season picked up until the last
game. The second loss came to Winne-
"The last game was a disappoint-
ment," Nikki said. "We had beaten Win-
netonka earlier in the season."
This was overshadowed, though, by
the Conference win.
"It's going to make teams afraid of us
next year," Nikki said.
"Those kids we beat for Conference
we'll be playing again. They're going to
remember us," Annette said.
"Those kids we beat for
Conference we'II be play-
ing again. They're going
A to remember us. "
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players during a time out.
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out on top and defeated the Oakies 34-32. Girls' Junior Varsity, Front row: Amy Griffin, Lori
Parker, Kim Jones, Cheryl Wheeler, Tracey Koe. Back row: JennU'er Kramer, Lisa Linson,
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Rick Sargeant, Jerry Crew. Back row: Brian Kinne, Danny Cordle, Chris Andrews Ken Ash
Tom Beebe, Bobby Eades. Upper right: Junior Chris Andrews is awarded the uictory that
sent him to the State tourney.
Lack of experience
makes itself obscure
7-3. What's that?
Coming into the season not many of
the varsity wrestlers would have ever ima-
gined that they would go 7-3.
The team returnd 11 lettermen, but
of these only five had any varsity expe-
"No one had any idea we'd do so
good," coach Don Coffman said. "I was
quite pleased with the season."
The team opened its season with a
varsity win over Center, 55-12. The team
was to win two more times before it was
handed its first loss.
The Patriots got beat by Parkhill by a
score of 33 to 24.
"What really hurt us this year was the
fact that we had two open weight classes.
If we would of had these two wrestlers we
maybe could of won or at least tied," Coff-
Wrestling is one of the sports where
the participants compete for the team and
also as individuals.
"There was a lot of team spirit this
year,', senior Dan Cordle said. "Every-
body was pulling for everyone else and the
team, but in the back of all our heads
there was the sense of individual satisfac-
Tournaments were a good place for
the wrestlers on the team level. The team
took first in the Ruskin and William Chris-
Upper left: Coach Don Coffman huddles with his
wrestlers after they win the Truman tournament.
Left: Junior Curtis Ross attempts to roll his chal-
lenger to get the pin.
man quads and also in the Truman and
Oak Park quad tournaments.
With the tournaments and the dual
meets, a wrestler could possibly have a
chance to wrestle the same guy more than
"When you wrestle someone and
then have to wrestle them again, it's a
whole different match. Each one of us
knows what to expect from the other,
forcing us to wrestle a little different," sen-
ior Bobby Eades said.
By the end of the year, Bobby would
be one of the three to advance on to the
state tournament. Junior Chris Andrews
and Senior Jim Wood would join Bobby
down in Columbia for the state finals.
All three lost in the opening round,
but by getting there meant that they were
in the top 16 in the state - not an easy
"I'd dreamed about it before, but
going down there was really special. Going
down there topped off my whole year,"
The trip to the state finals finished off
a satisfactory year for the wrestlers.
"I think everybody was satisfied with
the year. Everyone should have felt good
about their performances. It was a good
year all the way around," Coffman con-
F irst-year athletes
With much surprise, first-year ath-
letes are exhibiting not only hard work but
great know-how as well.
"We had some good athletes that
came in and made good progress," coach
At the junior varsity level, the athlete
is introduced to the sport as well as to
gain experience for next year's varsity
"The object is to get them some kind
of experience so they can be somewhat
successful later. Some of these guys will
make good contributions," coach Talbott
"I have never wrestled before. I really
have learned a lot this year about it,"
sophomore Bill Gibson said.
Even though there was a lack of
experience the team still performed well in
their wrestling matches, but practice did
not stop and hard work came.
"The practices were real hard. This
usually made a lot of people quit. The
practices came everyday after school for
about two hours," sophomore Matt Eck-
"We would practice by rotations. Ro-
tations is where you wrestle in a group of
3-4 and rotate every minute so you can
wrestle with each man," Matt added.
But practice undoubtedly paid off in
one Oak Park Tournament. In this tour-
nament eight different teams were partici-
pating and both J .V. and varsity did well.
"In the Oak Park Tournament we
had three first places and took six med-
als," sophomore J. D. Coffman said.
"The Oak Park Tournament was the
high point of the season," coach Talbott
But even with the victory in the tour-
nament there were still many forfeits that
set the record back.
"We got behind because of a lot of
weight forfeits," J. D. said.
"We had forfeits for the basic reason
we couldn't fill all the weight divisions.
They had to be in the right weight," coach
But even though there were many
forfeits as well as newcomers the year still
was successful and next year looks hope-
"I kind of surprised myself. I did a lot
better than what I thought I would do,"
"I think we'll have a good team for'
next year," J. D. said.
Far right: Sophomore Roger Dauis waits for the
referee's signal to begin wrestling. Right: Sopho-
more Bill Gibson concentrates on the right move for
"The practices were real
hard. This usually made a
lot of people quit. The
practices came everyday
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In addition to cheering at meets,
Wrestlerettes chose other ways to show
their support for the wrestling squad.
On Saturday morning, Dec. 19, the
girls held a "come-as-you-are" breakfast
for the varsity squad. The boys' parents
were informed of the early morning wake-
up call. However, it remained a secret to
"I was surprisedf' junior Tom Beebe,
varsity wrestler, said. "I thought it was a
pretty good idea. We just got up, got
dressed and left."
Junior captain Kim Lynch came up
with the idea.
"All of us wanted to get together and
do something for the guys. At first we just
joked about the breakfast, but then we
decided that it would be really fun if we
did," she said.
Senior captain Angie Pierce thought
the breakfast was successful.
"Some of the guys knew about it, but
they didn,t tell the others. They liked it -
I guess. We got the impression that they
were satisfied," Angie said.
The wrestlers received another sur-
prise from the girls which came in the
form of unusual Christmas stockings. Dur-
ing a practice before the winter vacation,
the Wrestlerettes gave the team tube
socks filled with oranges, nuts and candy.
"It was Mrs. Coffman's idea to fill up
the tube socks," Kim said. "We had a
party for the team during practice."
In view of the Wrestlerettes' support
for the squad, Kim said the boys' reaction
to them was positive.
"I think they were proud of us, they
were glad that we were there. They knew
that we really cared for them," she said.
Tom's opinion of the girls didn't differ
"It helped give us support for the
team. Every sport needs a lot of support.
They just did a great job," he said.
Above: Team spirit brings the Wrestlerettes to thei
feet to cheer on each wrestler. "They just did a grea
job, " junior Tom Beebe, uarsity wrestler, said.
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n roc , enny tewart, Missy Pressley. Second row: Robin Johnson, Joan Jarmin, Laura Campbell,
Jeanne Jarmin, Kathy Allin, Laura Gross. Back row: Carole Hahn, Shelly GrUfith, Kim Lynch fjunior
captainj, Tracy Holliday, June Morain. Left: Hand motions and chants can be seen and heard by the
girls at every home meet. Kathy Allin and June Morain get cau ht u ' h d '
g p in a c eer unng a match.
Jolaina Bohanon watches the swimmers to make
sure of an accurate timing.
to group's success
Organization and participation made
Tickers a success this year.
"We always had a lot of people itick-
ersl show up. They were real support for
the swimmers. The tickers even showed
up to help with many away meets," presi-
dent Jolaina Bohanon said.
Many people are needed to help run
a swim meet. Tickers were a necessity.
"Mainly we time meets and keep
score. Many people are needed to make
everything go right. That is why tickers
are needed," sophomore Andrea Sesler
The tickers help cheer the swimmers
on and give them mental support.
"We learn how the swimmers feel
about winning and losing. It is good to give
them their best times. We share in the
emotional stressf' Andrea said.
Organizing candy sales to raise mon-
ey for the team ' was also the Tickers'
"We sold candy for new sweat suits
and YMCA rent,', Jolaina said.
Being a ticker does take time, but
isn't very expensive.
"The only expenses we have are our
tee shirts if we want them, and decorating
lockers once in awhile. It is not like Wres-
have to pay a lot of money for a uniform,"
senior Wendy Peters said.
Organization and participation this
year changed Tickers quite a bit.
"There are still a few things that need
to be worked on, like the way people sign
up to be a Ticker and never come to a
meet, then show up for the picture. lf that
was worked out, it would be great," Wen-
Tickers are an important part in running a swim
tlerettes or Pep Club because we don't
Above: Tickers, Front row: Debby Meeken, Darlene Beach, Deborah Dod,
Laura Henley, Carol Cauiness, Wendy Peters itreasurerj, Tracy Horn luice-
presidentj, Jolaina Bohanon fpresidentl. Second row: Tracee Walker, Teresa
Ganaden, Marley Jarvis, Shelly Griffith, Penny Stewart, Kris Tucker, Lori Sulli-
van, Mary Wesley, Shelli Wahrenbrock, Sammie Cole. Third row: Gina Win-
gate, Suzanne Adams, Shelly Haruey, Rosemary Seiwald, Heather Caldwell,
Kathy McMahon, Cheryl Main, Kim Kramer, Karen Snapp, Sherri Walker.
Back row: Laurie Phelps, Jill Beaver, Melanie Ball, Becky Simmons, Margie
Hofjine, Andrea Sesler, Pam Case, Teresa Smith, Julie Passantino.
Much depth provides
for winning season
On your mark . . . set . . . bang!
A familiar sequence of words and
sounds of the Truman swimmer. Sounds
that many have heard for several years.
The team returned with eight varsity
lettermen this year, giving the team the
experience it needed.
Swimming is one of the sports where
the athletes compete for the team as well
as on an individual basis.
"Team spiritfis something you have
to have," coach Doug Allen said. "It's a
boost to know someone is rooting for
"It really gets you up. You hear eve-
ryone yelling for you and that just makes
you want to do better," senior Jeff Austin
This year's team was motivated to an
impressive 10-2 record. The two losses
came at the hands of two powerhouses,
Parkhill and Pem-Day, obviously the low
point of the year.
The reason why the team won 10
meets was because the squad had a lot of
"Depth is what won the meets for
us," senior Mark DeYoung said. "We only
had one guy we could rely on to take first
most of the time. That meant we had to
take second, third and fourth. And we did
consistently throughout the year."
The season came as no surprise to
"With all the returning people, I knew
we would have a strong team. Many of the
boys bettered their time by more than two
seconds per two yards over last year."
Swimming is one of the sports where
the athlete has to be dedicated.
"You have to take care of your body
during the season. A swimmer has to be in
his best physical condition before a race
and you have to sacrifice certain activities
until the season is over," Mark said.
This dedication paid off for the swim-
mers. The Patriots placed third in the con-
ference and came' in twentieth in the state.
The state qualifiers were Brent Ince,
50 and 100-yard freestyle and the free-re-
layg Brian Mitchell, 100-yard breast-stroke
and the medley relay, Steve Warnock, the
free and medley relays: Mark DeYoung,
the free-relay, Paul McClain, the free-
The state finals brought with it a
broken record. The free relay team of
DeYoung, Ince, Warnock and McClain
took eighth in the state, and established a
new school record with a time of 3:25.14.
Three other records were broken
during the year. Ince broke two school
recordsg 50-yard free and 100-yard free
with a time of 22:51 and 50:15, respective-
ly. The other record that was broken was
of 100-yard breast stroke by Brian Mit-
chell with a time of 1:O8.17.
"The year was an overall success. I'm
pleased and I know the swimmers were,
too," Allen concluded.
Middle right: A strong race depends on the start.
Here the swimmers waitfor the signal. Right: Many
long, hard and sometimes boring practices helped
the team to a 10-2 season.
Below: Being able to make the flip-turn quickly
saves seconds off the final time. Right: Senior Brent
Ince flane.31 touches the wall one hundredth of a
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Paris, Ross Elrich. Second row: Craig Rigby, Brion Holcomb, Eric Andrews, Henry Lara.
Back row: Scott Sutherland, Brad Fisher, Scott Harris, John Gamble. Above: Junior Brion
Holcomb puts everything he has into the backstroke event.
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meet. The swim team on the junior varsity level did not compete
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For the J.V. Boy's Swim Team, a
combination of hard work and determina-
tion enabled them to complete a success-
Many swimmers were able to reach
pre-set goals amidst hard workouts and
"We learned how to compete. lt was
harder than it looked. You just don't
know how hard it is until you try," soph-
omore Eric Andrews said.
"A goal that I had but didn't accomp-
lish was to go to state. It takes experience
as much as determination," sophomore
Henry Lara said.
The size of the team had a great
effect on their wins and losses. There
were only thirteen swimmers on the J.V.
team. Most other teams were double in
Left: The junior varsity swim team did not haue a
record to speak of this yearg but swam at the con-
ference meet and finished second.
"We learned how to com-
pete. It was harder than it
looked. You just don't
know how hard it is until
"We did our best, but I wish we could
have gone farther. The team was just too
small," Eric said.
The team took second at conference
meet at Blue Springs with 233 points.
There were eight teams participating in
"There was a lot of support from par-
ents and the varsity team. lt made us
work harder and that was just enough to
place second," junior Scott Harris said.
The J.V. swimmers are skeptical
about about next year.
"There weren't many sophomores
that swam varsity this year. Most of the
varsity is graduating. It is going to be hard
to get a real fast team next year," sopho-
more John Gamble said.
Yell leaders create
enthusiasm for fans
Male yell leaders, the major "project"
of the varsity cheerleaders, didn't work
out as well as had been expected.
"Having yell leaders is something you
have to work at. It doesn't always work
the first time," senior Tracy Horn said.
During football season the cheerlead-
ers added a squad of nine boys: Enis
Alpakin, Eric Branstetter, Wayne Brooks,
Danny Burrus, Shane Hills, Jeff Hurst,
Brooke Paton and Hugh Vest.
"I think the guys feel a lot of the prob-
lem was a lack of organization," Danny
"I think the guys thought they were
doing the girls a favor so they did what-
ever they wanted. I have never been in-
volved in sports, therefore the atmosphere
and involvement was exciting to me,"
Standards for basketball yell leaders
were basically the same, although the
outcome was more than expected.
"In looking for basketball yell leaders,
we looked for guys that were physically
able and willing to practice and attend
games," junior Kristi Howard said.
Seniors Randy Bentele, Zane More-
rod, Robert Morris, Milton Neal and Hugh
Vest and juniors Jeff' Jennings and Craig
Lukens were the seven basketball yell
"I feel the basketball yell leaders
worked really well because they were will-
ing to work hard and we were a little more
organized," senior Cynthia McHenry said.
"Cheerleading is a lot of fun, but it's a
lot of hard work, too, because if you don't
know what you are doing, it could be very
dangerousf, Hugh said. V
Adding the boys' squad required ex-
tra time and involved practices for the
"We practiced about three times a
week after school until about four o'clock.
During this time we worked on double
stunts and pyramids," junior Andrea Ro-
"It's hard to work around everyone's
schedules, but with a little cooperation we
worked it outf' Milton said.
In preparation for the new squad the
cheerleaders attended camp at the Uni-
versity of Tulsa in Oklahoma and were
taught routines that included male yell
"At camp, the instructors t8ught us
how to execute partner stunts with yell
leaders. We also acquired some from
other schools," senior Trisha Anderson
Even with the extra effort, the boys'
squad benefited to the cheerleaders' ap-
pearance and the crowd's attitude.
"I think the yell leaders added a lot to
the enthusiasm of the crowd, and I hope
they will be continued in the future," Cyn-
Above right: Cynthia and Jeff practice their double
stunts before a big game. Right: Cheerleaders lead
cheers to boost their football team.
"I think the yell leaders
added a lot to the enthusi-
asm of the crowd."
Aboue: Senior Trisha Anderson sparks Pep Club with a cheer, Below: Varsity
Cheerleaders and Yell Leaders, Front row: Andrea Rodak, Milton Neal, Trisha
Anderson, Hugh Vest, Jefftlennings, Cynthia McHenry, Randy Bentele, Shelli Wah-
renbrock Back row: Craig Lukens, Kristi Howard, Zane Morerod, Tracy Horn,
Robert Morris. Not pictured: Lisa Kehring, Left: Kristi giues a smile of ent usiasm
at the Lee's Summit game.
ve: Red squad, first row: Christy Houlihan, Julie Passantino, second row: Andrea Sesler Beck
Berlekamp, Teresa Smith third row' Pam C L
, . ase, arrie Miller. Below: White squad, Tracy Fletcher,
Jodi Webber, Traci Harbaugh, Kellie Smith, Sherri Groue.
Above: Constant yelling and moving are a part of
being a cheerleader. Sophomores Becky Berlekamp
and Teresa Smith demonstrate these techniques.
Left: Junior Tracy Fletcher goes through the mo-
tions of a cheer.
Squads go to Tulsa
for new atmosphere
red squad, white squad
Venturing to Tulsa, Okla. for camp,
Truman's red, white and blue cheerlead-
ing squads learned more than just stunts
"It was a good experience for all of
us," red squad captain, sophomore Julie
Passentino said. "We were away from our
parents and it was a lot of fun."
"lt was the first time most of us on
red squad had ever even been to camp,"
sophomore Pam Case said. "lt was so tir-
ing. We had to get up early and work all
"lt was kind of far from home but we
wanted to do something differentf' soph-
omore Andrea Sesler said. "We worked
hard all summer to earn the money for it.
We had car washes, sold tupperware, sold
candy and liquid soap. l'd definitely say it
was worth the drive and the moneyf'
The National Cheerleading Associa-
tion camp cost about S200 per girl but
most thought it was worth the money.
"Our parents had to pay some of it
before we left but they didn,t seem to
mind because they were reimbursed and
Above left: Sophomores Julie Passantino and An-
drea Sesler lead the crowd in a cheer. "It does take
U lot of time, but it's good to be involved," Andrea
l"I think the camp helped us
as a squad because we im-
proved so much while we
they knew how much we'd enjoy it," An-
"I think the camp helped us as a
squad because we improved so much
while we were there. There were a lot of
restrictions and a lot of competition. Our
squad won one red and three blue rib-
bons, which is pretty goodf' Julie said.
"It was more of an experience, going
out of statef' white squad captain, junior
Jodi Webber said. "The seven-hour drive
was kind of a long one but we had a lot of
fun on the busfl
While some cheerleaders have doubts
about cheering another year, most say
they like it and will continue trying out.
"lt takes a lot of timef' Jodi said.
"Time l could spend doing other things,
but l'll probably try out again?
"I love it," Pam said. "I really like
cheering for the girls and I also like cheer-
ing for a high school better than a junior
high because there is a lot more competi-
"lt does take a lot of time," Andrea
said, "but it's good to be involved."
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New sponsors were a common
change for many groups, including the
The position became available when
Sherri Adams, sponsor in 1980-81, was
transferred to William Chrisman.
The drill team was informed the
spring of '81 that they no longer had a
sponsor. Some members worried about
the changes that would take place without
a sponsor at camp.
"In the past years, the sponsors have
gone with them to camp. But this year two
of our mothers went and there weren't
any problems," captain Laurie Grove said.
In August Laurie was informed, that
after some controversy, Principal Leroy
Brown had decided that Gary Love, also
band and orchestra director, would be the
"I requested the sponsorship to pro-
vide more continuity between the per-
forming groups ldrill team and the bandl,"
Love said. "I should have control over
everyone in the half-time show."
The major change was that Love had
Varsity Band during their lStarsteppersD
practice period instead of a conference
hour that was spent with the drill team.
"lt used to be that in order to have
first hour practice the sponsor had to be
with the group, just like the sixth hour
team practices, but this year we were
more on our own. I think we handled the
independence pretty well," Laurie said. "lt
didn't make a whole lot of difference be-
cause we worked closely with the band
during football season anyway."
There were some conflicts during the
year concerning performance rules. Love
felt the problems could have been avoided
if his position would have been established
before tryouts in 1981.
"It wasn't easy because my sponsor-
ship was a last-minute decision and the
organizing time was cut short. Everything
was a little up in the air," Love said.
His outlook is positive because the
rules will be printed and distributed to
auditioners before tryouts for 1982-83.
"There probably won't be any big
changes but there will be clarifications in
the rules. Each girl should know exactly
what is expected," Love said.
Upper right: At the annual Starstepper initiation, "Madame" Melissa Miller took first place in the beauty contest judged by coaches and football players
Above: Starsteppers and Varsity Band competed in the Warrensburg Homecoming parade, where they placed second
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drizzling rain for the band to strike up "l Loue The Rainy Nights"for their first
edormance of the season Above: Hats and canes are just two of the many
props used in routines throughout the year. Below: Starsteppers, Front row.
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Michelle Blankenship flieutenantj, DeAna Haynes lco captamj, aune
icaptainl, Angie Comstock llieutenantj, Deanna Snider ilieutenantj, Kim Lauis
llieutenantl. Second row: Stacey Ferree, Michelle McQuinn, Jenny Blessman,
G' M den, Kim Smith, Tracy Reed, Michele Wright. Third row: Susan
Young, Melissa Miller, Chris Richardson, Melissa Madson, Kyndra Brown,
Gretchen Mackey Becky El-Hosni. Back row: Kim Downey, Darlene Wishon,
Melanie Brayfield,,Melinda Spry, Kellie Williams. Not pictured: Julie Lucas.
Above' Standing with anticipation, senior mascot Kelly Dauidson pre
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Above: Many parents and students get involved with
the exciting, new ideas of the Rex's Raiders. This idea
portrays the fans in the stands reading newspapers
before the game. As our players names are announced,
the fans become a rowdy crowd, throwing newspapers
and cheering the team on.
Above: Clapping hands, cheering at games, and going
to Pep Club meetings are all a part of Karen Martin's
job as vice-president.
sparks school spirit
"T-R-U! M-A-Ni T-R-U! M-A-Nl"
Yells and screams such as these
abounded at Truman's games to boost
spirit for the team.
Just exactly who made all this noise?
The answers were heard from jum-
pin' cheerleaders, rowdy fans and the
vivacious Pep Club.
"The people in Pep Club have gotten
more involved this year," junior DeAna
Haynes, parliamentarian of Pep Club and
co-captain of Starsteppers, said. "Jenny
Holcomb lPresident of Pep Clubl has
helped with the involvement of more peo-
"Jenny is real energetic and has put a
lot into it," junior Linda Quarti, treasurer,
Pep Club was unlike any other club.
Its activities exceeded most other clubs'
Pep Club's purpose was to motivate
and generate spirit.
Some requirements were made for
those who chose to join Pep Club:
One must have acquired an "M"
grade average, must have paid a one-time
due of 52.00 and purchased a uniform.
"You can buy a used uniform from
310.00 to 350.00 or you can buy a brand
new one for about 375.00 Most girls buy
the used uniforms since they're only used
one, maybe two years," DeAna said.
It was very important to Pep Club
officers that members wear their uniforms
"The school looks better supported
with the Pep Club all in uniform," Linda
"I don't mind wearing the uniform,"
sophomore Shelley McCain said. "I enjoy
being in Pep Club. It gives me an oppor-
tunity to yell and cheer for the team as a
Attending games with cheering and
chanting voices wasn't all for nothing. Not
only did it boost school spirit, but it also
gave members credit for their effort.
Credit was given to the individual in
Pep Club through points.
"Each individual receives ten points
per game if they sit and cheer with the Pep
Club. But they should keep in mind that
Above: Much spirit is aroused with President Jenny
Holcomb leading in screams and hollers for the
Pep Club is to give spirit, not just to get
points," DeAna said.
Now that football, volleyball, boys'
basketball and girls' basketball seasons
are over, the accumulated points are to-
taled for each member.
"Seventy-five points are required in
each sport to try out for cheerleader,
Starstepper or to be elected for an officer
in Pep Club," Jenny said.
Points were earned by making pos-
ters, bringing baked goods for certain
activities, selling candy, wearing uniforms
and going to games.
"The list goes on and on," Jenny said.
"But it's all worth it," sophomore
Laurie Blevins added.
"It's changed since last year,'l junior
Karen Martin, vice-president, said.
"We're more of a team,'l Jenny said
with a smile, "not separate groups."
Counselor Lynne Barnes and math
teacher Marjorie Morley have also creat-
ed a change in leadership as Pep Club's
"Morley and Barnes care more and
try to work things out. They're more
organized," senior Cynthia McHenry, var-
sity cheerleader, said.
Although Pep Club was occasionally
time consuming, Shelley feels she didn't
waste her time.
"I really enjoyed Pep Club and it was
definitely worth my time."
Kids find acquaintances,
but few real friend
among their peers
by Tani Stanke
ocial activities alienate students
from their own cliques.
"With my extracurricular ac-
tivities, I'm only involved with those that
participate with me, and I find it hard to
notice other students," senior Dana Shoe-
maker said. '
Students are inclined to think they
know the majority of the students in their
"Being at Truman for three years
now, I feel I know most of the students in
my graduating class," senior Jeff Howe
"I would like to think that.I know
most of the students in my class. Most of
them I've gone to school with for many
years," senior Jeanie Sappenfield said.
After checking the records of one
class, figures show from elementary
through senior high, students go to school
with approximately 800 in their graduating
class. With this large number of students
they have been associated with through
the years, the number is actuallyoa great
deal less, for they tend to stick to one
"Looking through the yearbook, I see
so many unfamiliar faces. I wish I could
have made the effort to meet them all,"
junior Jean Ann Ford said. A
Junior David Gramlich feels the rea-
son he stays in his group is because he fits
"I usually stick with my one group,
because we all know each other and have
the same interests."
But, with the new acquaintances and
changing atmospheres, students tend to
put aside or sometimes forget old friends.
"Because of my different activities,
I've lost contact with some of my elemen-
tary and junior high buddies," sophomore
Tanya Carson said.
"Now that I'm a lot busier, I have lots
of new 'friends and sometimes Ilfind no
time for my old friends," David said.
Frequently, individuals are unsure
about meeting new people outside their
own "cliques." They feel safer with famil-
iar faces and similar interests.
"I find it difficult meeting new people
outside my "group." I feel unsure of my-
self, yet I try to-meet people as much as
possible," junior Scott Anderson said.
"Outside my group people sometimes
do not take me the right way. I feel more
secure with familiar people," Jeanie said.
If one is willing to give and take, the
reward could be considerable. Yet, reach-
ing out can be a risk.
"I am basically a shy persont I'm risk-
ing a lot when I meet new people on my
own," senior Julie Arnone said.
"I started giving people a chance. I
did not listen to what other people said
about them. I found out for myself what
they were really like," senior Nancy Cox
For Nancy, the reward has made her
feel better about herself and the friends
she has made.
"Some of the new people I have
started doing things with accept me as
me, instead of someone else's interpreta-
tion," she said.
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Inexperience results in inactivity
Adjustment is one factor which influ-
ences all new students. Class officers are
This year's sophomore class officers
were John Gamble, president, Raymond
Clothier, vice-president, Julie Passantino,
secretary, and David Langton, treasurer.
"We got off to a slow start,",John
said. "lt was kind of difficult pulling all the
students from Bridger and Palmer togeth-
er into one class. There were plenty of
rivalries left, but now, I think that we have
real potential as a class and we can start
Few activities are ever planned exclu-
sively for sophomores.
"There was just too much competi-
tion from junior and senior classes for the
sophomores to sell anything," William
Clark, sophomore class sponsor, said.
"They just need the money more than we
"The sophomores donit really need
any money anyway. We don't have dan-
ces or proms or banquets like the other
"Any activities for our class usually
are planned and carried out by student
council," Raymond said. "That doesn't
leave anything for our officers to do. The
whole thing is sort of confusing."
Even with the lack of activities, the
Sophomore class officers: From top: John Gamble, president, Raymond Clothier, vice-president, Julie
Passantino, secretary, and.Dauid Langton, treasurer.
class officers hope to schedule some fund
"'We may not need the money right
now,.but-I think that we should start plan-
ning for our junior and senior proms,"
David said. "We have an excellent class
and we have a lot of potential."
"I would like to make some money to
give to next year's class,', John said. "Our
class really could have used some to start
us out this yearf'
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Mark gets his kicks from soccer
Kicking, running and passing are all
part of sophomore Mark Inbody's life. He
has played on the Independence Soccer
Club for six years. Mark enjoys all the
aspects of the sport.
"lt's a good game because it's fast. It
never gets boring. Soccer is a team sport
rather than individual sport. You don't
have to be an astonishing athlete to have a
good time," Mark said.
Most :sports are expensive because
of equipment and high fees. Mark likes
soccer because of the small amount of
money required. Unlike football, the equip-
ment needed for soccer in minimal.
"Soccer cleats, jersey, shorts, socks
and the ball are all you need. You really
don't need a whole field either. Your
backyard is good to practice in. It will
wear you out just as fast as a whole field."
Exercising is a big part of soccer. A
daily routine is required to keep in shape.
"If you're not in shape you get burned
out. My legs and lungs have to be exer-
cised all the time. If I didn't I would proba-
bly drop in the first half. I run for an hour
after school and lift weights with my legs,"
Energy is one thing Mark needs. He
plays with teenagers from 14 to 18 years
"It's hard having all these little kids
and huge guys running around trying to
kick a goal. It gets pretty rough," Mark
He would rather play with an 18 or
"I like playing on the older teams .
because they enforce the rules more. N
When you are playing with kids smaller t s
than you, they push and illegally kick. You
really can't push them back. On an older
team you get watched more for illegal
moves. You work harder to play by the
rules. The competition isialso stiffer."
Mark is unsure about a career in
soccer. He has no definite plans right
"If I thought I was good enough to
make a living out of soccer, I would. The
competition is so great. I'd like to play
soccer for University of Missouri in Col-
umbia if I had a chance."
Mark wishes Truman had a team.
"People would have so much fun.
You don't have to be an expert to have a
Mark Inbody's agility and strength help him with soccer, "It's a good game because it's fast. It neuer
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Amanda shoots for lympic goal
Guns are in use for many reasons -
not all of them good. But sophomore
Amanda Bendure's way of using guns
could get her into the Olympics.
Amanda shoots guns in tournaments
for competition. Although most of them
are local, they give her the experience she
needs. She has also been to several nation-
al tournaments, fsuch as the AAU Junior
Olympics where she got 4th out of 161,
and the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
She was one of the top five.
"That's where I really started doing
well," she said.
The competition was stiff at the Aca-
"There was around 5,000 people
there and they picked the top 5 shooters
to go out to the Olympic training center in
Amanda tried out for the 1984 Olym-
pics at the beginning of the school year.
The tryouts werenft as hard as some
"The tryouts were easy, just simple
target shooting. Eight or nine of us tried
out. There isn't a set number - they will
pick what they need. I won't know until
later whether I made it or not," she said.
She didn't have any childhood aspira-
tions to participate in the Olympics as
many people do.
"lt is something that just kind of hap-
Amanda's hobby ofshooting guns should win her a ticket to the Olympics, but nothing more. "It's kind of
just a hobby for me. It will fade out."
miles an hour," Amanda said.
Getting involved with shooting guns
isn't as easy as picking up a gun. There is
a certain amount of training you have to
do outside of just shooting.
"I had to take a gun safety course in
Missouri. You can be any age to get a
license to shoot for competition, but you
have to take a certain amount of safety
training to get it,', she said.
Even though Amanda works very
hard to be good at what she does, to her it
is just a lot of fun.
"It,s kind of just a hobby for me, like
collecting stamps. It will fade out. It would
be hard to have a family and shoot guns,'
pened. I never really thought about being
in the Olympics," she said.
Amanda usually shoots around six or
seven hours a day in a shooting range in
her basement. Whenever she can she
goes out to property her family owns and
practices out there.
She practices on many different drills
to get her ready for competition. Rapid
fire, rifle silhouettes, flike shooting at
ducks that move across a boardl, target
shooting and an event called the running
boar are the main ones.
"That's where a small pig on a target
goes back and forth in front of you and
you try to hit it. The rifle weighs about 15
or 20 pounds and the target moves 5 to 15
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A 'new generation' opens for Sue
Sophomore Sue Mackey doesn't
stand alone as she sings. In fact, she
stands among 150 other kids of her age
group. But in an unexplainable way, Sue
does stand out from the others.
Sue, along with junior James Bell and
sophomore Melody Birch, join the har-
monious sound of "New Generation," a
Christian group that performs once a
month at Kansas City Youth For Christ
The group, which consists of 150 kids
from all over the Greater Kansas City
area, meet once a week to practice for
Besides performing at KCYFC ral-
lies, the choir sings on "Christ Unlimited,"
that appears on Channel 50 every month.
The choir serves many purposes.
"The choir serves musical experience
and brings all the kids closer to God
through our music," Sue said.
The procedure for getting in the choir
was quite easy.
"I went down and camped at Circle-C
Ran-:h three years ago and the music
director from the choir had tryouts. I
made "Sounds of Love," then "Faith Im-
pressions" and now "New Generation,"
she said. "There are nine different groups
There were many reasons that in-
spired Sue to tryout.
Sophomore Sue Mackey spends a lot of time looking ouer music. Besides her involvement in school music
activities, she sings at Kansas City Youth For Christ rallies and on "Christ Unlimited" on Channel 50. "New
Generation," the group she sings with, opens new ideas and opportunities for her. "l'ue grown closer to God
through people and music," she said.
"It sounded like a good experience,
performing at rallies and on television, but
besides that, I just love to sing."
With the experiences she has re-
ceived, Sue does stand out for many
"I am a lot closer to the people at the
KCYFC rallies and l've met a lot of peo-
ple," she said. "I've grown closer to God
through people and music. And it will be
good training for later on since l plan to
major in music in college."
Whether welcomed or not, the advan-
tages of weighted classes are slowly dis-
solving. The arrival of a new sophomore
class marks the leaving of many courses
from the weighted class list.
"Basically, classes were dropped that
fulfilled graduation requirements," coun-
selor Robert Handley said.
The distinction of "weighted" is given
to those classes considered academically
harder and that require extensive outside
study. When figuring class rank, these
classes are "worth" one point more than
Narrowing the list of weighted cours-
es has been considered for a few years
and finally an Independence committee
made the decision. Representing Truman
on the committee was head counselor,
"The decision was made with repre-
sentatives from all the Independence high
schools. The list has been narrowed down
to mostly senior classes," Coskey said.
The controversial issue of weighted
classes has obviously had both its pro and
con sides. One of the dilemmas is of class
"It shouldn't be too much of a hassle
because the changes are consistent,"
But some of the students the changes
actually affect don't agree.
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would've really helped me out in my class
rank," sophomore Mike Malott said.
"I think,it's going to cut down on kids
who would rank high," sophomore Jeff
The changes might also have future
effects on the courses students choose to
"l've taken a number of classes that I
thought were weighted and found out
they were dropped from the list. I proba-
bly wouldn't have taken some of them if I
had known they were unweightedf' Jeff
A very positive aspect about the
changes is that students will have more
freedom while compiling schedules.
"Hopefully it will loosen students up
to take the classes they really want to,"
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Kfp dreams of professional status
Bowling is an everyday event for
sophomore Kip Mayo - and maybe a life-
Kip began bowling at an early age.
"l started bowling about eight years
ago when my brother would take me," Kip
Kip now belongs to a couple of
leagues at Strike 'n Spare Bowling Alley.
This takes five nights a week and consists
of bowling at least 30 games a week.
Along with practicing, Kip enjoys a
"About two years ago my average
was 180. Now it's 214. l increase my score
about three pins a year."
Like any other sport, bowling requires
a lot of equipment. Kip uses different balls
depending on the condition of the lane.
"Because lane conditions vary - dry
or slick, l have five different balls. I keep
them in a locker where I bowl. When it's
time to bowl, I get a couple of them out
and try them on the lane. Whichever one
works best is the one I use."
The highlight of Kip's career is bowl-
ing a 300 game.
"I didn't expect to bowl a perfect
game. At the time I didn't realize what I
had done. It didn't actually hit me until a
few days later."
Kip received a trophy and a patch for
bowling the 300 game, which he added to
his previously earned trophies.
"I have about 20 trophies. Most of
them are for the highest game or the high-
Kip hopes to become a professional
bowler. To become a pro he would have
to bowl an average of 190 for two years at
two different bowling houses. Kip only
bowls at one bowling alley now, but he
hopes to start bowling at another one
With years of experience and his ded-
ication., Kip's dream of becoming a pro-
fessional bowler could someday become a
Below: Kip utilizes his talents to their fullest by
bowling as frequently as he can.
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Junior class officers directed most of
their attention to raising money for their
This year's officers were Zach Zuber,
presidentg Chris Keene, vice-president,
Cindy Meyer, secretaryg and Phil LeVota,
Zach was a Student Council repre-
sentative and a member of the boy's j.v.
He decided to try some new money-
making projects this year.
"We sold decorated canisters and we
also worked at two concession stands,"
Chris played j.v. football, was a diver
for the boy's swim team, and also repres-
ented his class in Student Council.
He felt being involved in his class was
one of the best parts of being an officer.
"In years before I felt kind of up in the
air, but being involved directly has kept
me well informed," Chris said.
Cindy was an active member in
French Club and National Honor Society.
She enjoyed her position for a different
K"I'he fun part was meeting all the
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Junior class officers: From left: Phil LeVota, treasurer, Cindy Meyer, secretary, Zach Zuber, president
and Chris Keene, uice-president.
people I didn't know before I was an of-
ficer," Cindy said.
Serving as treasurer, Phil took his
first step in student government.
"My goal is to have the listeners look
back and be more aware of other people's
The officers realized that they were
elected to earn money to support the jun
ior class but they also set higher goals.
"Our biggest goal was to get eve
ryone more united, involved in our activi
ties and working together as a whole,'
Lack of preparation discouraging
Years of learning can be measured in
hours - by aptitude testing.
One of these tests, the PSAT fPreli-
minary Scholastic Aptitude Testi is given
to students during their junior year. The
importance of this test is measured by the
"I think these kinds of tests are im-
portant as far as determining what kind of
future you have in college. I thought it
would be wise to take the PSAT to have a
general idea of what the ACT or the SAT
would involve," junior Bob Farley said.
"I think it fthe testj is important be-
cause it gives both the student and the
school a way to measure their perfor-
mance. If the student doesn't do well, he
can work harder to improve on future
tests. At the same time, the school can
see if its curriculum is preparing its stu-
dents for these kinds of tests and for the
future since that is the basic goal of edu-
cation," junior Kevin Nickle said.
Not feeling prepared enough was a
big problem for most students.
"The only preparation my teachers
gave me was 'get a good night's sleep,' "
junior Doug Amadio said.
Counselor Sheila Pool felt the respon-
sibility was on the students:
"Students shouldn't rely on a crash
course from their teachers. The teachers
teach the subject. Tests like these are a
combination of years of learning. It's not
something you can cram for?
Student opinion varied on whether or
not they felt there should be some kind of
class for preparation for these kinds of
"No, I don't think there should be a
class to help you prepare for tests. The
whole idea behind it is to test your poten-
tial, not necessarily what you have learned
in the past. A student may have a high
degree of intelligence but perform poorly
in a classroom atmosphere," Kevin said.
After leaving the testing center, some
juniors felt discouraged.
"I knew that the test was important
to my future, and that realization may
have produced a negative effect due to
stress," Bob said.
After receiving test scoresjuniors HeatherCaldwell,Geri Bisgesjand JoIainaBohanannnalyze theresults.
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Riding gives Sara self-satisfaction
Twelve years ago, Sara Landers nev-
er dreamed she'd be a nationally known
champion horseman. She is.
Sara began showing an interest in
horses when she was four and began rid-
ing in shows when she was eight. '
"My mom always wanted to ride when
she was young and she wanted me to. She
kind of encouraged me to try it," junior
Sara Landers said. "She never pushed me
into it. She just got me started."
Now, spending a few hours a night
about five or six times a week, practicing
allows Sara to ride in horse shows with
other top riders in the country.
"l've always loved riding but I've been
taking it a lot more seriously the last four
years," she said. "This year I qualified for
the National Finals in Harrisburg, Penn.
The top riders in the country were there
and out of 196, I placed sixth. I was
Sara is the first midwestern rider to
have placed that high in the nationals.
"Most champions are either from the
east or the west coast," she said.
Dedication, hard work and luck are
all prime factors in becoming a googihorse-
Numerous trophies and blue ribbons, examples of Sara Landers champion ability, clutter the Landers
man, Sara said. But unfortunately, money
"Now, a really good horse would cost
about S100,000. A good, flashy horse is
important. But still, if the rider does poor-
ly, it is always the rider's fault," Sara said.
About riding, you never know it all,
"That is one thing I like about it. I'm
always learning something. l have doubts
sometimes as to why I pour so much time
into one thing. But that's the way it is in
every sport. Riding gives me a lot of self-
satisfaction and something to shoot for,"
After winning over 500 championship
ribbons and trophies, Sara confessed:
"Sometimes it is better if you win and
then lose and win, lose . . .," she laughed
when she added, ". . .as long as you win."
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Backstage life occupies summer
Behind all the razzle, dazzle and glit-
ter of a show's production lies the hard
work and dedication of the show's dress-
This past summer from the end of
March thru the first of November junior
Kim Lynch did everything from pin a
dress strap together to wash a band shirt
for the musicians at the Moulin Rouge and
The Tivoli Music Hall at Worlds of Fun.
"My main job as a Costume Show
Production Dresser was to have the cos-
tumes laid out for the performers to
change into. Many of the changes were
only 45 to 50 seconds long," Kim said.
But just dressing the performers
wasn't her only task.
"Before the season started we had to
get all the costumes ready. For one scene
we had to sew ostrich feathers on about
seven jackets," she said.
This was Kim's second year at Worlds
"The first year I worked in Food serv-
ice and I hated it. My second year I
decided to try Ride Operations, but while I
was standing in line to apply, my cousin,
who is the Show Production Daytime
Secretary, called me over to her desk and
told me about an opening as a dresser. It
sounded like fun so I decided to apply. I
went in for an interview and got the job,"
Along with every job comes bad as
well as good. Kim's main concern was the
lack of recognition.
"We didnlt get the recognition we
really deserved. Many times I wanted to
say 'Worlds of Fun, get out of my life.' "
Kim's day usually started around
10:30 in the morning and didn't end until
about 8:30 six days a week.
"I worked so much that I didn't get to
do many things or see my friends," she
However, many friendships for Kim
grew from her job behind the scenes.
"It was the best summer of my life. I
made so many friends and have so many
lasting memories. The love and unity we
share is something I will never forget."
For Kim the job was more than just
summer employment, lasting memories
"I plan to go to college and major in
Theater Costumes. I hope that my train-
ing I got from this will help prepare me for
it. I think I can take it and make something
out of it," she said,
Junior Kim Lynch picks out the next costume for
the upcoming number at the Moulin Rouge. "My
main job as a dresser was to have the costumes laid
out for the performers to change into," she said.
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Lisa follows mother's footsteps
As common family interests wane,
it's unusual to find youth following in their
parents' footsteps. But for junior Lisa
Stock, ice skating has always been a part
of her and her mother's lives.
"My mom has skated all her life and
she got me started when I was eight,', Lisa
Lisa's mother became a member of
the European Ice Review after being se-
lected in an audition at a local rink in Eng-
"The Review was comparable to Hol-
iday on Ice. My mother was never very
serious about it 'competition-wise.' Hers
was just natural talent."
Lisa's introduction to skating wasn't
me-ant as more than just recreation.
"My mother never pushed me. I want-
ed to skate, so I did."
Lisa's persistence in the sport landed
her roles in many local ice shows.
The shows enabled Lisa to skate with
"The first one I did was called 'Trib-
ute to Canada' while I was with the Kan-
sas City Figure Skating Club. After that I
performed in other shows at Crown Cen-
ter," Lisa said.
"The 'Canada' performance featured
the Canadian national champs. The other
shows included people like David Santees
and Sandy Lenz, who were on the 1980
American Olympic team, and Judy Blum-
berg and Michael Siebert, the national ice.
After all the money and coaching,
professional and competition skating
never entered her mind.
"The girls who compete get too para-
noid. It's just a bunch of backstabbing.
Besides, you really have to work at it or
your standards will drop."
"I don't know if I'd do it all over again,
all the hassle. That's why now it's fskat-
ingl just for fun."
not only top Kansas City skaters but also
H i , Ice skating, a big part of Lisa Stock's life, was introduced to her by her mother once a member of an
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Gratories express hidden opinions
It's getting harder and harder to ex-
press opinions these days.
Junior Robert Farley has found a way
Robert's "way-out" from the clutches
of society are expressed through an origi-
nally written oratory fa speech covering
an issue with a positive or negative view-
pointj. Robert writes his oratories usually
on a specific subject.
"I write about youth and society. I
think more people have a pre-established
opinion about youth as being rowdy and
in trouble all the time," Robert said. "But I
think it's just us changing and maturing."
Robert's reason for writing them is
"To express my opinion in a civilized
manner. Riots are out - oratory is the
only thing left."
Robert performs his oratory at Fore-
nsics tournaments all over the Kansas
City area. His favorite oratory, "Nowhere
man," is about how society expects so
much and allows so little resources to
achieve what society expects. It's easy for
Robert to get his point across.
"I make sure I put my audience in the
situation that youth are in."i
Expressing his feelings about current issues, junior Robert Farley writes an oratory' for an upcoming
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Drummer gains top status at state
The backbone of Truman's marching
band is the percussion squad. Junior Jeff
Rice has been a member of the squad for
two years and a drummer for four. For
Jeff, all the hard work and practice paid
Cin Oct. 11, Jeff auditioned for dis-
trict drum competition at the Conservato-
ry of Music. Jeff competed against drum-
mers from numerous area high schools.
He placed in the top five and advanced on
On Oct. 28, Jeff arrived at Columbia
Hickman High School for the state-wide
"The district and state competitions
were very similar. Each drummer chose a
primary and secondary category in which
to compete. This year I chose snare as my
first category and marimba, or xylophone,
for my second category."
This was Jeff's second year to go to
stategp he knew exactly what to do,
"We got in to Columbia at about nine
o'clock in the morning. Most of the day
was spent waiting to compete. We had to
wait until six o'clock for the officials to
announce the results."
The drummers had to play the same
material. Each played before two judges
who neither spoke to them nor looked at
them. After playing the two selections,
Jeff was asked to sight read sheet music.
In this competition, the drummers had a
short time to look over the music before
he began his impromptu performance.
For future competitions, Jeff's hopes
remain high for better placings.
"Next year I'm going for higher
marks," Jeff concluded.
Long hours of practice proue to be well worth
Jeffs time as he ranks high in state competition.
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Extra cash promotes class activities
Once again inflation took a bite out of
the senior class. Officers worked hard to
earn money for the class, but the rising
costs of the senior prom and banquet
continued to drain the funds.
The seniors had a slight advantage
this year. Because of the lack of interest in
the junior prom last year, it was cancelled.
"Not only did cancelling it help out
financially, but I also think kids were more
eager to attend a formal dance because it
was their senior year and their last high
school prom," Dominic Conde, senior
class president, said.
The biggest money maker was the
Powder Puff football game. The profits
"We made a lot more than we thought
we would. It is a perfect project because
all of the earnings were pure profit," Domi-
The main reason for the increase was
the team members were charged a dollar
"We heard some complaints from the
juniors and sophomores because they
knew what the money went for, but we
knew that they would pay if they wanted
to pay bad enough," Gina Zimmerman,
"We made over S600 on ticket sales
alone, but I know there wasn't even half
that many people at the game. I think a lot
of people bought tickets just to support
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and Gina Zimmerman, treasurer, worked hard to make money and plan senior activities.
the class. We really appreciated that,"
Wendy Peters, secretary, said.
Unfortunately, along with the in-
crease in profits came the increase in
band rates for the Senior Prom and costs
for the banquet. The band alone costs
81500. That doesn't include the price of
the ballroom at Crown Center or the
banquet room for the Senior Banquet,
held annually at the Gold Buffet.
"Another money-making project we
did to make money for the activities was
selling doughnuts on Fridays. We aver-
aged about S40 each week," Dominic said.
Although the fund raisers don't vary
much from year to year, there were some
changes in the activities near the end of
the year. Instead of the usual sixth-hour
gathering with a small turnout, the Senior
Assembly was held as an evening awards
banquet. Parents were welcomed and a
"It was a special night to recognize
academic achievement, which should be
the main purpose of being at school ever-
yday. It gave the parents a chance to be
present when their kids were honored,"
Dominic said. "We were pretty happy
with the class participation this year. It
made it easier to reach our goals."
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BVAC holds out-of-school functions
The odor of sweat is often prevalent
at the Blue Valley Activity Center
Yet, at another time this activity cen-
ter holds the excitement of a dance or
even a dramatic presentation.
BVAC provides Truman students
with multiple choices for spare time.
"I enjoy BVAC's special dinners and
their spring plays. lt's exciting to see the
hard work and talent of school friends,"
junior Todd Caviness said.
The BVAC is a community center
sponsored by the Blue Valley Stake of the
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints CRLDSJ.
lt is a center comprised of a double
gym with a kitchen, shower facilities, 30
acres of land with lighted outdoor soccer
and softball fields, volleyball courts and
picnic camping areas.
Although BVAC is sponsored by the
RLDS church, membership is not limited
to any certain denomination. Activities
are provided for all ages to attract partici-
pants from different areas.
"Some of our planned activities are
basketball, softball and soccer leagues,
table tennis, Kung Fu clubs, gymnastic
and aerobic dance classes and many other
activities," Director Lee Hart said.
"At BVAC l enjoy playing basketball
with my friends. lt's quite easy to pick up a
quick game with anyone," senior Steve
"One of our most successful pro-
grams is our Junior Olympic Volleyball
Development Program, which produced a
Boys National Championship team in
1980," Hart said.
Senior Renee Lowe is just one of the
many Truman participants in this pro-
"Through the volleyball program, I
not only learned excellent skills, but I also
learned how to cope with losing."
"We stress Christian conduct and
allow no smoking, drinking, profanity or
hasseling of officials," Hart emphasized.
"BVAC has a family-like atmosphere.
Most everyone acts like a Christian and
fellowships together," Todd said.
BVAC's prime objective is skill devel-
opment, teamwork and low-key competi-
tion. Participation is the key objective, not
"You don't have to be an experienced
athlete. BVAC stresses fundamentals and
works to improve on your skills," sopho-
more Kim Kramer said.
"At BVAC l can meet many people
from other schools, learn to work with
them and portray sportsmanship along
with teamwork," senior Carman Steinman
-Participation, competition and enjoyment are distinctive qualities that draw students to BVAC.
Eirian Howard goes
Senior Brian Howard didn't have a
total 'ulounging-by-the-pool" summer in
1981 as most of his peers did.
Brian, along with seniors Mark De
Young, Ron Mackey and Mark Schiffer-
decker attended Boys State, June 13 to
20, in1Warrensburg, Missouri.
ll.earning about and participating in
effective government were the main goals
of the week-long camp. But the most
memorable result was probably the friend-
"All the guys got to be really close,"
Brian said. "We were all split up into dif-
ferent cities so we could meet new peo-
Brian, who was also mayor of his city,
was :nominated by his city's counselor to
compete for Boys Nation.
t"I had to go before a board and be
interviewed. I really didn't think I had a
After the agony of anticipation, Brian
was chosen as one of the two representa-
tives from Missouri to attend Boys Nation.
"I couldn't believe it," Brian said. "I
just sat there for about 20 seconds before
I could move."
Movement became flight as the plane
landed in Washington, D.C., on July 27.
"I was almost scared," Brian admit-
ted, "but everyone was so cordial. Most of
the kids there were just 'top-notch.' "
to Boys Nation
Senior Brian Howard becomes the second student i
selected from 960 Boys State representatives.
Besides serving as a Supreme Court
Justice, Brian became one of the many
"Only part of it was learning about
government. About 70 percent of the
week was sightseeing."
Brian has not only brought back
n Truman history to attend Boys Nation after being
memories, but he has also brought back
"Boys Nation has made the most
impact in my life so far," Brian said. "I've
become more dedicated to different as-
pects of my life and l've realized more
about myself than before."
The question of class rank has sur-
faced at Truman since the School Board
decided that the top 25 students will wear
gold cords at graduation.
"I think that a lot of competition has
formed," Randy Bentele said. "The people
just on either side of 25 are either strug-
gling to make it in or else not to drop out
of the top."
"I have seen rivalries at school," Che-
rise Payne said. "But I like to think that
I'm not competing."
The gold cords may influence stu-
dents somewhat, but it is not the only rea-
son for the class rank struggle.
"l don't think that the majority of stu-
dents are competing with each other,"
Jim Steele said. "I think some of the pres-
sure comes from the parents of the stu-
"I think most of the competition
comes from inside a person," Melody
Carroll said. "Trying to prove to yourself
that you can make the grade. That's where
the real competition is."
"lt's just a part of life," senior Hugh
Vest said. "Everything you do has some
form of competition. I don't look to beat
someone else, I just try to do the best I
can to make myself happy."
"I wish that students would come to
school to learn, and not worry about what
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number they are," counselor George Cos-
"I sometimes wish that they wouldn't
even tell us our rank," Russell Clothier
said. f'There is too much overemphasis on
"I see a lot of people worrying about
rank," Sherri Miller said. "I think it's okay
as Icing as it doesn't become an obses-
"Someone will always be standing
between you and your goals," Hugh said.
"I see nothing wrong with making good
grades as long as you don't purposely try
to knock someone else down in the pro-
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Greg shines as Starlight performer
The stars shone at Starlight for sen-
ior Greg Palmer.
Greg has performed in "The Fantas-
tics," the Renaissance Festival and school
plays, but none compare to "Camelot" at
Greg first thought of trying out when
he saw an ad in the paper. The ad caught
the eye of Greg's friend and together they
decided to tryout.
On the first day nervous syndrome
"There were mostly adults, and I was
thinking they were 40 percent better than
me," Greg said. "I was terribly nervous
because they just looked like they knew
more about it. So I chickened out!"
Greg then went back the next day to
tryout with people more his own age. Cat-
tle-calling took place most of the day. This
is slang for calling in numerous people to
audition at one time.
"They called in 50 people at a time
and taught them one song," Greg said.
"From there you were on your own and
had to sing one at a time."
Greg sang and was called back for
"The director said the dance was
really tough," he said. "I was expecting to
go in there and be murdered."
A dance step from "Oliver" was used
Greg feels his performances have
helped him to relate more to people:
"It makes me feel more comfortable. I
feel I can walk up to anybody and talk to
them," he said. "I just walked around and
talked to people," he said.
Like a shining star, Greg found what
he really needed to know at Starlight.
"There is no doubt that I want to
become a professional performer now that
I know what is expected," Greg said. "I
think I can handle it."
After surviving final cuts, Greg Palmer found himseU with a part as a page in "Camelot,"
and Greg survived.
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Students encounter Oriental lifestyle
While most Truman students spent
the summer relaxing at a nearby pool or
holding down a job, Jennifer Haas, Brent
Ince and Butch Nesbitt had a taste of life
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The three seniors participated in the
first student exchange with the "sister"
city of Independence, Higashimurayama.
Through this exchange they had the op-
portunity to take part in actual life in the
Orient. Each student stayed with a differ-
ent Japanese family.
"That was the best part. They Ithe
familiesj went out of their way to be nice.
They fixed us beef a lot, and it's three
dollars a pound over there," Brent said.
Brent was fortunate because his Jap-
anese mother spoke English well. The
others were not as lucky. Little English
was spoken in the other families and
communication was difficult.
"We didn't really communicate as I'm
talking to you, but by actions and just
knowing what each other was thinking,"
The Japanese culture was a new,
exciting and sometimes surprising expe-
rience. The trip was an adventure into the
unknown because they did not know what
"For me it was a big culture shock,
from the West to the East. I thought ever-
ything would be the same, I had to get
used to the surroundings," Jennifer said.
Besides the atmosphere, Jennifer had
Higashimurayama, Japan, set the scene for a summer vacation for Butch Nesbitt, Jennifer Haas, Brent
Ince and Molly Hankins, teacher at Palmer Junior High, who sponsored this first student exchange with the
"sister city" of Independence. The trip allowed each student to liue and become an actual part ofa dUferent
to learn to adjust herself to the completely
different lifestyles of Japanese people.
"I couIdn't just get in my car and go
where I wanted, when I wanted. We had
to use the subways and trains often."
Brent enjoyed this new means of
"We learned how to work the trains.
It's great. It was a big deal to us because
we don't have that kind of thing over
The student exchange was not for-
mulated as an academic learning expe-
rience but more as an introduction to dif-
"I learned how to conduct myself
around Japanese people. You bow a lot,"
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America provides new environment
An outcast to the American way of
life three years ago, senior Eric Mercado
now approaches America with more
knowledge and experience.
Eric and his parents came to America
from Mexico to live in May, 1979. He was
faced with a new language and new faces.
"When I came over here, I did not
know any English, and I did not have any
friencls. I felt out of place," Eric said.
"We came over here because my
three brothers and sister lived in the Uni-
ted States. But I didn't want to come. At
first I was mad because I had to be here.
In ninth grade I got in fights all the time
because I felt like I didn't belong," he
EIric's ninth grade year was his first
year i.n school in America. He attended
Blue Springs, then switched to Truman.
He. also took all the regular classes with
no consideration of his background.
I' he counselor did not give me spe-
cial classes. The only special class I had
was for my reading, and I took that in my
junior year," he said.
"Nevertheless, I do like the way the
classes and activities are programmed.
You get more of a choice."
In Mexico things differ in school. Eric
explained it as being more strict and hav-
ing less freedom. A student in Mexico
must take required classes each year with
no choice involved. But besides classes,
Py moving to America in May of 1979, Eric Mercado discovers hard times in teaching himseU the English
Eric feels the people are more involved. man," Erie said-
"People at Truman are much more "By my experience and knowledge
involved than in Mexico because there is that I gained, I feel that SCh00l at Truman
always Something seine On. l also feel like is 100 percent better than in Mexico," Eric
I have met a lot of nice people at Tru- added,
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" Drumm Farm disproves public myth
,Drumm Farm, a well-known boys'
institute in Independence, is sometimes
still depicted incorrectly by the communi-
ty even after 52 years of operation. To
some, it is thought of as a detention home,
others just a piece of land. For boys who
live there, it's home.
"When you first live at the farm, you
either conform or reject the authorities. If
you ddn't, you either are kicked out or
learn to accept it," senior John Hogue,
farm resident, said.
Yet with standard- guidelines and
rules, Drumm Farm residents carry out
As one of his daily chores, senior Tim Doughty cares for animals while living at Drumm Farm.
normal functions of typical community
life. For some, these include ownership of
a car, outside jobs and the opportunity to
come and go within reason.
Since the farm's opening, many rules
and functions have changed, yet the pub-
lic's image of the farm has not varied.
"Many people are naive to the farm's
purpose. But I can't say that it has a bad
impression on the public," according to
senior Shane Hills, son of the farm super-
"I feel it is important for people to
understand that just because the farm is
isolated, doesn't mean you cannot come
to visit. We enjoy having people come to
see the farm," David Klaasen, former res-
Even with misconceptions of the
farm's purpose, and its thought of delin-
quent residents, the farm's main'purpose
is to accommodate young boys whose
parents are deceased, financially unstable,
or are unable to care for the boy.
According to Dr. James Hills, farm
superintendent, residents are not consi-
dered social deviants.
"Boys are not allowed to live on the
farm if they have been in trouble with the
law. They cannot have physical or mental
handicaps," Hills said.
"One positive concept I've learned
from living there is the independency and
making my own decisions," John said.
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GED: An alternative to high school P-
Scott Joseph got his high school dip-
loma without attending high school.
t Scott, along with other students 16
and older, took classes to receive a Gen-
eral Education Diploma. By passing this
high school equivalency test, his diploma
has the same merit as any Truman gradu-
The GED classes meet daily at the
First Baptist Church or nightly at Tru-
man. The three-hour-class time is spent
preparing the student for the six hour
test. It covers English, mathematics, social
studies and science.
Scott attended class for two hours a
day, two days a week.
"Class was really no big deal, only
Scott Joseph, a delayed-entry Naval recruit, no
longer attends Truman. He receiued his high school
diploma as a GED. "We studied at our own speed
with dUferent books for each learning level, " he said
of the learning experience. He studied two hours a
day for two weeks.
about 40 percent of the enrolled students
showed up, anyway," he said.
That's not to say that Scott didn't
prepare for the test. He studied the text-
books issued to him while he lounged in
bed or on the back porch.
And Scott said he did not miss high
"I did not participate in school activi-
ties much anyway," Scott said. "The only
regret I have is not being able to see my
friends during the day."
Scott wanted his high school diploma
because in December he went into the
Navy, where he now studies Jet Structu-
ral Mechanics. Eventually he wants to
land a job with a major airline as a licensed
"'GED is to some a second chanceg
an opportunity to finish their high school
education without the hassles of attend-
ance, tardies and the strict disciplinary
atmosphere," he added.
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Rubik's Cube entices student minds
Of the many games in the world, few
are as simple, or as complex as Rubik's
Simple in idea, it consists of a simple
cube which is made up of nine squares on
each of its six sides. No loose pieces to
Complex in solving, as the six differ-
ent colors and the different ways of turn-
ing it create several billion combinations
with only one correct solution.
"It's just fascinating," junior John Bul-
lock said. "All the different combinations
in just a plain cube."
Rubik's Cube first made its appear-
ance in the United States about two years
ago. At first, they were hard to get and
cost around S10 apiece.
Now, they sell for S2 and up and may
be found at many area stores.
"It's a challenge to play until you can
figure out the patterns," junior Doug Ama-
dio said. "Then it's fun to see what kind of
designs that you can make with it."
For the people who have difficulties,
there are about three or four books that
describe how to solve the cube.
"I have a book to help me and it still
drives me crazy," junior Lisa Stock said.
What makes the cube so popular?
"lt is something that people can do a
little at a time," Bill Drinkwater, math
teacher, said. "It can be solved whenever
someone has time to work on it. Then,
once it is mastered, I think that there is a
little prestige in knowing that you are one
of the elite few that have solved it."
After millions of cubes had been sold,
new games began appearing. The newest
shapes of games are pyramids, octagons,
and even snakes. All are similar to the
cube in function.
"lt is just a fancy puzzle," John said.
"I used to spend hours solving it. Then,
when I finally got it, I would mess it up
again and start all over."
"It's something that grows on you,"
Drinkwater said. "But, it still doesn't seem
to be any kind of monster."
Senior Carl Brogdon attempts to find the correct
combination from more than three billion possible to
solve the cube. Millions of similar cubes haue been
sold in the United States in the past two years.
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School finance - query of the 80,5
Tight, inflationary finance is putting a
pinch on public education.
"Missouri is in its worst financial state
since the depression," Judge Jack Gant
The Independence school system is
being included in this double-digit domina-
tion of inflation.
"It hasn't hit hard yet, because of the
successful tax transfer," Dr. Robert Hen-
ley, superintendent of public schools said.
"But inflation is our number one problem
in education this year."
It shows in the federal governments
support for public education.
"The federal government will be cut-
ting back again this year. They've only
financed eight percent of our funds," Hen-
ley said, "whereas, state and local govern-
ments have spent 46 percent each for
The federal government isn't the only
party that is "biting the bullet" this year in
"The state is experiencing problems
in its commitment to education too," Dr.
James Caccamo, director of special edu-
cation, said. A
"It looks as if we'll have limited finan-
cial resources coming from Missouri -
more limited than before," Dr. Arthur
Mallory, Commissioner of Education for
the state of Missouri, added.
Independence public schools won't
suffer as much as other Missouri schools
because of the successful tax transfer.
In Missouri, 90 districts out of 500 are
in the state of bankruptcy.
"Some districts are facing bankrupt-
cy," Henley said. "But the tax transfer has
allowed us to cut our overheads and use
our resources in the best possible way."
"We'll just have to do some critical
looking on how we spend money," Dr.
Robert Watkins, assistant superintendent
of administrative services said.
The tax transfer succeeded with a 91
percent margin. The money that had been
used to retire bonds and debt service is
now transferred to operating funds for
"The transfer will allow us to maintain
the status quotient for a year or two,"
Principal LeRoy Brown said.
"But the greatest crunch will proba-
bly come in March or April," Henley add-
ed. "There will be very few districts that
won't fire teachers."
The Independence school system
must not be a victim of high inflation with
"The outcome would mean a loss in
salary with the teachers and a loss of
extra curricular activities for the stu-
dents," Henley said.
"Education costs money. The citizens
will have to realize this and help fund edu-
cation," Caccamo said.
But, between the economy measure
and tax transfer, Independence students
can keep their extra curricular activities,
and teachers will be relieved the suffering
of a loss of jobs.
Henley concluded, "lt's only had a
minor effect so far. It's just a bloody nose,
not a karate chop."
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Dr. H. Ray Morrison, D.D.S., President
Fred C. Bozarth, Vice-President
Helen French, Director
Jeanne Miller, Director
Duane F. Qualls, Director
Ft Lucy Scherer, Director
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Emory Parks, Deputy Superintendent
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Norman James, Athletic Supervisor
Davicl Rock, Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Robert Watkins, Assistant Superintendent
Dr. James Caccamo, Director of Special Education
Norma Osborn, Director of Federal and Special
Dr. Gail Williams, Director of Secondary Curricu-
Above: Board member Helen French converses with district patron Pat
Burrus following the December 8 meeting.
Mr. Brown received an M.A.
in Education from the University
of Missouri-Kansas City after
completing undergraduate study
at Central Missouri State Univer-
sity where he majored in biology,
science and social studies. His
teaching career includes instruct-
ing science at Palmer Junior High,
serving as assistant principal at
Ott Secondary and vice-principal
and then principal at William
Chrisman Junior High. He has
been principal of Truman since its
doors opened in 1964.
Mr. Snowden received an
AA. from Southwest Baptist, a
B.S. in Education from Southwest
Missouri State and an M.S. from
the University of Missouri-Colum-
bia. He taught at William Chris-
man High School and came to
Truman in 1964 as a Driver Edu-
cation instructor. He was head
basketball coach from 1967 to
1972 and has been vice-principal
Mr. Holwick holds two ED.S.
degrees from University of Mis-
souri-Kansas City - one in coun-
seling and psychology and one in
public school administration. He
began teaching social studies at
Oak Park. He came to Truman in
1970 as a counselor and then
went to Chrisman junior high in
1976 as a vice-principal. He came
back to Truman as a vice-princi-
pal in 1979.
Left: Mr. l-lolwick and Mr. Snowden discuss calen-
dar p'anning for upcoming euents. Below: Mr.
Brown and counselor Sheila Pool look ouer sche-
ln appreciation for Principal LeRoy
Brown, who has headed Truman High
School since its 1964 opening, a new scho-
larship has been established in his name.
The LeRoy Brown Scholarship Trust
Fund, founded in May 1981 by the Scho-
larship Committee, will "recognize a mem-
ber of the graduating class for effective
leadership and outstanding human servi-
ces to the school and community for the
benefit of those less fortunate than him-
self." A senior next year will be the first
recipient of the award.
Initiated by counselor George Cos-
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olarship honors Brown
key, the scholarship was established
through the help and contributions of
alumni, faculty and friends of Truman
High School. The faculty provided the
first contributions, and currently money is
being contributed by alumni.
"This perpetual scholarship is an ef-
fort to express the appreciation of a grate-
ful community to Mr. Brown for his dedi-
cated efforts in directing Truman High
School to it level of excellence," Coskey
Coskey further explained, "This is
not a memorial, it's an honorary."
According to Scholarship guidelines,
to apply for the LeRoy Brown Leadership
and Community Services Award, the stu-
dent must have performed service for
those less fortunate than himself. Factors
used in the selection by the Scholarship
Committee include voluntary service to
others, leadership, character, school and
community involvement. They will be eval-
uated through letters of application.
The scholarship award will be derived
from the annual interest on the accumu-
Mr. Brown, Mr. Holwick, and Mr. Snowden are
frequently found in the hall attending to business
matters. However, they spend a great amount of
time sitting behind desks catching up on paperwork.
Like everyone else, they start their
day at 7:45 a.m. They take roll, give lec-
tures and administer tests. But when the
2:15 p.m. bell rings, they don't pack up
their papers and go home, for their day is
far from being finished.
Those who belong to these ranks
lead a dual life - that of a teacher and
that of a coach. Teaching is a job in itself,
the work is never quite finished. Lessons
have to be planned, and papers constantly
need grading. Just why, then, do teachers
take on the added responsibility of coach-
"Coaching develops a certain rela-
tionship with the student that isn't in the
classroom," Chuck Harris, Computer Sci-
ence teacher and volleyball coach, said.
"It's still a teaching situation, but it's teach-
ing on a different level."
Truman offers a variety of sports -
from football to tennis and swimming to
baseball. The decision of which sport to
coach often stems from one's personal
involvement with that particular activity.
This is true for math teacher Rick
Berlin. For him, baseball has been a way
"We were a baseball family. I can't
remember a time that l didn't have a
glove. lt was one of the few things I could
do well," he said.
During college, Berlin had a goal of
playing professional ball. But when the
threat of being too old to play hindered his
dream, he turned to education.
"ln college I had all this math, so I was
looking for something that would go along
Elise Albert, B.A.
Doug Allen, M.S.
King Anderson, B.A.
Lynne Barnes, M.A.
James L. Bowman, B.S.'
Louis H. Braley, M.S.
evote time to sidelines
Many teachers split their day at school between giuing lectures in class and coaching aspiring athletes after
school. Rex Stephens, boys uarsity basketball coach, explains a play to his team. "The best thing about
coaching is the satisfaction of hopefully helping somebody, whether it is to improve the specific game of
basketball or help them mature as young men," he said.
with it where sports would apply, too.
Coaching was probably the first thing that
hit my mind," he said.
During their season, coaches lead a
hectic lifestyle. Harris explains life during
the volleyball months.
"It's not much social life. My time is
dedicated to teaching and to volleyball,
which often takes up an average of 30
hours a week,'i he said.
Much commitment and dedication go
into a sport by both the team and the
coaches. Through their involvement,
coaches experience the joy of victory, in
addition to receiving personal gratification.
"The best thing about coaching is the
satisfaction of hopefully helping some-
body, whether it is to improve the specific
game of basketball or help them mature
as young men," Stephens said.
The coaches admit that they are dif-
ferent people in the classroom and in the
"I'm a different person in class than l
am as a coach. In class you have to relate
to all types of people, not just sports-
oriented people," Berlin said.
Maybe not all teachers are cut out to
be coaches. Rex Stephens sums up his
feeling on being one of those who is.
"We all have a purpose in life. l'm
doing exactly what I'm supposed to be
Judy Bruch, B.A.
Rhonda J. Capps, B.D.
William R. Clark, M.A.
Mary W. Clements, B.S.
Ron' Clemons, M.A.
Donald Coffman, M.S.
Lawrence Cook, M.S.
Norman Cox, M.A.
Edmond Davidson, M.A.
Thomas Demark, M.S.
Jack R. DeSelms, M.S.
Jerry L. Dinsmore, M.S.
William H. Drinkwater, B.S.
Phillip E. Dunham, M.M.E.
Merideth Francis, M.A.
Linda Grantham, B.S.E.
Linda Griffith, M.A.
James R. Handley, M.A.
Chuck Harris, B.A.
John Henderson, M.S.
Pete Hile, B.S.
German, Physical Education
Jane Holliway, Specialist
Vickie Hood, B.S.
Bill Hopper, M.A.
Genevieve Howard, B.S.
Floyd J. Hubble, M.S.
Al Hunter, B.A.
Gerald D. Jackson, M.S.
H. Joan Jones, M.S.
Rhea J. Kalhorn, BA.
Sharon Keeland, M.S.
Nancy Lewis, B.S.
Gary Love, B.M.
Lou Lyons, B.S.
Colleen Mack, B.S.
Ray Maher, Specialist
Janice Malott, M.S.
Marian Manuel, M.S.
Mary Ann McGovern, B.S.
Bob McHenry, M.S.
Virginia Miller, M.S.
Marjorie Morley, B.S.
C. J. Naudet, B.S.
Mathematics, Computer Science
Charles Nelson, M.S.
Martha Owens, B.A.
Roger Pauk, B.S.
Social Studies, Health
Sheila Pool, M.A.
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Casilda Rice, M.A.
Sue Ridings, M.S.
Doneta Robertson, BS.
Mary M. Robinson, BS.
Carole Sapp, B.S.
Mark A. Scherer, M.A.
John Shinn, M.A.
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Decision forces early enrollment
The announcing of the upcoming of
the freshman class not only meant many
preparations as well as early enrollment
but also much work for the counselors.
The counselors work did not only
deal with early enrollment for all the class-
es but other things. Enrollment came at a
time when many senior students were tak-
ing the ACT test as well as finding out
about different colleges. The counselors
had to cope with enrollment along with
other student needs.
"There is too much to deal with at
this time. There are students applying for
colleges, wanting the financial aid forms
and asking about the ACT test. Our own
students here need our help," Sheila Pool
Nevertheless, early enrollment was
the only choice possible. Preparations had
to be made and information was needed
over the Christmas holidays.
"We had to know how much supplies
are going to be needed so we could order
it over Christmas," George Coskey said.
"It was impossible for us to waitg this
certain situation had to be done," Lynne
Enrollment had to come early but it
came at a time when semester changes
were wanting to be made for many stu-
dents along with college testing etc. . .
"When I first knew a month ago that
the freshmen were coming, I knew we
would have to start enrolling early. So I
started going through student schedules
and looking for study halls or ones with no
classes. In this I knew these students
would come to me later and want changes.
So to avoid trouble at a later date, I sent
for these students to get things straight-
ened out but at that time they did not
know what they wanted. So later when
the semester was going to change and we
were enrolling, these students came to
me. Everything seemed to pile up," Pool
But as well as the work accumulating
for the counselors, students also had to
decide what classes to take way early in
the year. Students had to go by the infor-
mation which they received or heard
through others in the time that they have
"It is difficult for the students because
they're not sure. It is hard for them to
think about the following year at this
point," Barnes said.
"Students really don't know what to
take and we're going to have thousands of
changes because of it," Pool said.
This transition from switching fresh-
men to a senior high school forced a four-
month earlier enrollment. But in order for
preparations to be made and getting every-
thing situated for the freshmen's upcom-
ing, there was no other way of doing
"I do understand why they're doing it
all so early, but it is causing troubles,"
With some assistance from counselor Mrs. Pool
and a look at the program of studies, sophomore
Chester Thomas decides next year's schedule.
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- Neal Standley, M.A.
Rex Stephens, M.S.
Buell Stewart, M.S.
Ann Sunderland, B.A.
James Talbott, B.S.
Beverly Terrill, Elementary Education
Sharon Thomson, M.A.
Harold Thompson, B.S.
Cindy Thornton, B.S.
Kathleen Tucker, B.S.
Bill Walker, B.A.
J. C. Waters, B.S.
Nancy Ziegenhorn, B.A.
Right: Planning ahead and
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director "Kat" Tucker's job ,,.
in this year's musical "Okla-
homa." Many long hours
were spent at school during
tryouts and euen more time
is taken for rehearsals.
Daily attendance duties
provide no spare time
Name? "Bill Smith."
Excuse? "Well, uh . . . my dog died."
A not-so-common excuse, but one
that attendance secretary June Ahrens
For the past three years Ahrens has
been making out tardy slips, keeping rec-
ords ancl anything else that has to do with
the daily attendance.
During the day the job is non-stop.
People are checking in and out most of
the clay. When nobody is at her window,
she is busy making lists of absentees and
checking out the attendance records.
"I couldn't make it without the help I
get from the students," Ahrens said.
"They go and get the cards and hang
them on the appropriate hangers."
The students she is referring to are
the students that are assigned to help out
around the offices. These students do not
have a. class the hour they work.
"I really like helping out," senior Zane
Morerod said. "It sort of gives me a free
hour away from my classes. It's not easy,
though. I am always on the move."
Every morning 40 to 60 people check
in late. These figures are for an average
day. Cin a snowy day, the number could
go up to 150.
"The majority of the late-comers
usually oversleep or they're just plain late,"
Ahrens said. "But there are those that are
Above: Attendance office duties often keep Mr.
always late. Some just can't get here on
For those, seventh hours come into
the picture. After the third tardy, a sev-
enth hour is assigned by 'the vice-princi-
Ahrens also is responsible to the
Board of Education. She is required to
submit a report every 20 days pertaining
to the attendance record of Truman.
Despite of all the hassles, work and
time involved, Ahrens has these thoughts:
"I don't mind the work. I really enjoy
my job and I think if I didn't, I wouldn't be
Principal's Secretary, Finance Secretary
Above: Doing general office work, checking stu-
dents in and out, and making phone calls are more
than just daily duties to secretary June Ahrens.
Reaction to music stirs personnel
Flying food, smashing plates, loud
screaming and blasting music - a typical
The cafeteria ladies and custodians
see and hear most of the activity. The
ladies at the registers sometimes have a
hard time when the radio is on.
"The cashiers have it all beating down
on their heads and the kids can't under-
stand how much they owe," Lois Bridges,
cafeteria manager, said.
There is a computer register which
beeps when you make a mistake. One day
this register was short about 325.
"You make more mistakes because
you can't hear,', Bunny Christensen, cash-
The ladies and custodians also see
many kids get involved in the music.
"More people leave their money in
the changer," Christensen said.
"They leave money and retainers on
their trays and toss them into the trash,"
Lee Austin, head custodian, said.
The radio station airs in the mornings
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays the radio
plays during lunch. Lunch is when the
kids along with the music take over.
"They get excited and more daring.
Some days they'll throw pies or apricots,'
"All you can hear is 'Booml Booml'
The kids just go wild," Bridges said.
Many believe the music creates a dif-
ferent mood from any other day. When
the music is loud, it creates rowdiness.
"They go wild and start jumping
around - they think they're at a con-
cert," cashier Pat Reagan said. "The hard-
er the rock, the harder the kids go at it."
Some cashiers expressed their feel-
ings about the music:
"The beat gets to me after awhile,"
Helen Graves said.
"l'd like to have a little more variety.
It's all the same beat over and over,"
Others felt more positive about it.
"When it's not too loud, it's all right,"
"I have no objections to the music,'
Most had no complaints of the radio
"We don't object to the radio, just the
attitudes," Bridges said.
Bridges also commented about the
days there is no music.
"Some days l think they'd be wild
Above: Cleaning the kitchen area is one of the many responsibilities of Bob
Crouch. Above right: Checking the schedule so things run smoothly is one of
Lee Austin's, head custodian, many jobs. Right: Filling napkin holders is only
one of many daily jobs of Beverly Johnson.
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Top: Quiet lunch shifts are rarelyfound in cafeteria during
radio broadcasts. "Somedays they'l throw pies or apriots,"
Austin said. Above: Gladys Pack's main obligation is keep-
ing the girls' locker room and bathrooms in order.
Cafeteria workers: Front Row: Merrily "Bunny" Christensen, Frances Spielbusch, Helen Graves,
Barbara Welch, Martha Edmondson, Beverly Johnson, Patricia Reagan, Deanna George, Shirley Leaf,
Euon Malone. Back Row: Emma Mutton, Elsie Lippe, Darlene Cooper, Mary Sexton, Amalie Schaefer,
Alta Dummitt, Theresa Ragusa, Eva Lea Poteet, Nada Chenoweth, Lois Bridges lmanagerj. Custodi-
ans: Front Row: Jim Pack, Floyd Chapman, Steve Wilson, Craig VanCampernolle. Back Row: Ray
Ekland, LeRoy Parks, Mark VanCampernolle, Elbert Wallace, Roti Apela, Mike Alexander, Tom Botkin.
degrees of pressure
as they face future
by Phil Rellihan
t's an annual event. More than 200,000
high school students are faced with
the inevitable --- graduation.
Graduation is a time of change and
freedom. The long-awaited moment has
finally arrived. V
"I'm really looking forward to it," Mil-
ton Neal said. "lt's kind of a far-off dream
until it finally gets here. I didn't think it
would ever come."
The student anxiously checks off the
years until that golden one arrives. Sud-
denly it hits like a lead weight. The activi-
ties of the occasion seem almost to be a
burden. College entrance exams have to
be taken. One of the most important deci-
sions is whether to attend college and
which one it will be. These are the
'Lmusts," but are usually put off until the
last of the year.
But these are few. For most, the year
suggests a state of freedom. One that has
been long awaited. It offers a chance to
start again and to take on some new
"At first l really didn't realize that this
is going to be my last year. It just kind of
sneaked up on me," Laurie Grove said.
To the unsuspecting senior, the final
year can come as a surprise. The hustle
and bustle can sometimes be too much.
He doesn't quite know how to handle it.
The fear of leaving his family and friends is
"lt is going to be a challenging expe-
rience. I'm sort of scared, but l guess
that's natural," Milton said.
Many will argue that school has been
a "drag," a waste of time. These are the
people who can't see into the future.
Given the chance to think about their
schooling, they would realize that without
it they would be lost.
"I don't regret my school years," Jim
Steele said. "I feel that these years were
used as a stepping stone into the next
environment that I am faced with."
School has provided a chance for
some students to express themselves. A
place where one has friends. Leaving this
kind of a place can be hard for some stu-
dents. Some aren't ready.
"But most kids are ready to graduate.
They're'anxious to see what it's like in a
different atmosphere," Sue Ridings, Fami-
ly Relations teacher, said. "Most feel that
they will be able to get away from the
monotonous routine that they are in now.
They will realize that life is a routine and
But, are kids ready to graduate?
"I think so," Ridings said. "l don't
think that thetschools are failing in any
aspect of student education. Today's stu-
dent has an extremely high chance of
going out and being someone."
In school the student is learning what
is to be expected of him when he gradu-
ates. And many students want to go on
and see what the future holds for them.
"Today's kids really don't learn re-
sponsibility at school. That has a great
deal to do with the kind of social and fami-
ly life the student leads. lf he knows what
is to be expected of him, he has to be
responsible enough to handle the prob-
lems that may come up," Ridings said.
"Maturity comes with age. As the
student gets older, he matures with the
changing times. Overall, the youth of to-
day are well-equipped emotionally to han-
dle the post-graduation years," she added.
More emphasis has been put on aca-
demics in the past years. Students now
are trying to make high grades to improve
their chances of going to college.
This year Truman is offering an Eng-
lish course for college credit.
"I took the course to see what the
college material would be like," Laurie
said. "This gives everyone a chance to see
what college is like."
"We get the material straight from
the University of Missouri at Kansas City,"
senior English teacher Sharon Thompson
said. "Many of the students take the
course to see what college will be like. The
course is designed just like the college
course, so a student should be able to go
on to the next level of English."
Truman also is offering college
courses in history and chemistry.
Graduation, though, is the primary
interest of seniors.
"To graduate is an accomplishment
- one that will lead me on into the future
which I think that I will be ready to face,"
Kevan leaves hospital
When senior Kevan Kurbin sees this
yearbook, it will not be in his hands, it will
be on a machine controlled by his breath.
Short of facial expressions and brainpow-
er, his breath is his only true physical abili-
Q Kevan is'unable to move from the
neck down. Since the age of seven he has
been a traffic statistic - labeled by the
medical profession as a "quadriplegic."
After 11 years of living either flat on a
bed or in a wheelchair, he is preparing for
more independence. He will graduate this
year with Truman seniors, many of whom
he has never met. He will wear a cap and
gown as he receives his diploma in the
"I'm excited and nervous, but I'm
looking forward to it. It will be one of the
proudest moments of my life to receive
my diploma. I will miss the atmosphere of
joking around with the teachers l've had
for so long," Kevan said.
'Trigonometry has evolved as his prize!
subject after years of tutoring, and he
looks towards computers in his future.
Through a federal program for handi-
capped citizens, Kevan will move into an
apartment geared for his needs. It is a
major step to leave the familiar surround-
ings of Children's Mercy Hospital, but it is
a step he feels confident taking.
"I probably won't know how to han-
dle myself at first. I feel apprehensive, I
don't adjust very well to new changes. I
believe it will turn out for the best in the
longrun though. I look at the independ-
ence as a challenge," he said.
One challenge - that of graduating
in time with his class - impressed Bob
Rush, sales representative for Jostens.
Rush purchased a class ring for Kevan
with his own money.
"The ring represents achievement
and my admiration of Kevan's accomp-
lishment. I gave it to him with my compli-
ments," Rush said.
Kevan said: "When Mr. Rush gave
me the ring a variety of feelings struck me.
It was like, 'Wow, it's really coming' lgrad-
Like his walking classmates, memo-
ries prance in the trails of his mind as
graduation approaches. Conversation re-
veals his own disgust with self-pity over
the way his tragedy affected his growing
years. He recalls the simple, little things in
life with nostalgia - before and after the
accident. But his pre-accident memories
cause him to long for physical feelings
which most take for granted.
'lid like to feel my body in motion
again. Also, I'd like to be able to touch
someone . . . not romantically, Ijust mean
to be able to pat someone on the back."
Although Kevan says he would give
advice on inquiry to another handicapped
person, he doesn't make any claims
toward a future in social work. His first-
hand advice to a person suddenly placed
in his predicament is: "Don't give up on
yourself and try to exercise the abilities
you still have. Don't be afraid of what's
going to happen in the future."
Left: ,Principal LeRoy Brown makes a personal
uisit to Children's Mercy Hospital to honor Keuan
with a complimentary ringfrom Mr. Bob Rush, sales
represeritatiue from Jostens.
Abney, Bill: J.V. Track.
Adams, Eric: Vo-tech.
Allen, Jonell: NAHS.
Alumbaugli, William: Varsity Tennis,
Spanish Honor Society, "The Desperate
Anderson, Greg: J.V., Varsity Swim-
ming, J.V. Cross Country, "Mame," "Ok-
lahoma," Orchestra, Varsity Band, Pep
Band, Stage Band, Office Aide.
Anderson, Lee: Soph., J.V., Varsity
Football, J.V., Varsity Baseball, Letter-
Anderson, Trisha: NHS, FCA fVice-
Presidentl, StuCo fVice-Presidentl, Pep
Club, NFL, AFS, Home Economics Club,
"Mame," "The Miracle Worker," "Okla-
homa," Orchestra, Heritage Dance Soph-
omore and Junior Attendant, Homecom-
ing Senior Attendant, Cheerleader fRed
and Blue Squadl, Outstanding Senior,
Who's Who Sophomore and Junior.
Arnone, Julie: Interact flnternational Di-
rectorj, Pep Club, French Club, AFS,
Ash, Ken: Soph., J.V., Varsity Football,
J .V. Track, Varsity Wrestling fConference
Champ, Heavyweightj, Letterman's Club.
Ashmore, Shelli: NHS, FCA, StuCo
lRepresentativeJ, President's Club, Tri-M,
Quill and Scroll, LAS fPresidentj, "Okla-
homa," Pat Revue, Treble Twelve, Girls'
Choir fSecretaryl, Concert Choir, Teach-
er's Aide, Computer Date Party tTicket
and Publicity Committeesj, "Spirit" Staff
fCopy-Editorl, "Image" Staff.
Aslakson, James: NHS, President's
Club, Chess Club fPresidentj.
Austin, Jeffrey: Varsity Swimming
fStateJ, NHS, FCA, Thespians, NFL, Let-
terman's Club, "Mame," "The Desperate
Hours," "The Miracle Worker," "Mr, Rob-
erts," One-Acts, "The Imaginary Invalid,"
"Diary of Anne Frank," "Oklahoma," De-
Barbeck, Ron: Soph., Varsity Football,
fHonorable Mention All-Conference, All-
Area, Second Team All-Conference and
All-Areal, Varsity Baseball, tHonorable
Mention All-Conference, All-Areal, Foot-
ball Captain, Letterman's Club, Counse-
Ballard, Kathy: NHS, "The Desperate
Hours," "Oklahoma," Orchestra, Concert
Choir, J.V., Varsity,.Band.
Barreto, Tony: Soccer Club, "Oklahc
Bean, Danny: Men's Choir.
Beattie, Kelly: Varsity Swimming, Tick-
ers, SOO, Pat Revue, Office Aide.
Beaver, Jill: FCA, Thespians, Tickers,
Wrestlerettes, AFS, "Mame," "The Des-
perate Hours," Library Aide.
Beck, Jeff: Basketball Manager, Basket-
ball Statistics, FCA, StuCo tParliamentar-
ianl, Thespians tPresidentl, President's
Club, Pep Club, NFL tPresidentl, Quill
and Scroll, "The Desperate Hours," "The
Miracle Worker," "ML Roberts," "The
Imaginary Invalid," "Diary of Anne Frank,"
"Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Men's Choir,
"Heritage" Staff CCurriculum Co-Editorl.
Becker, Darrin: J.V., Varsity Baseball,
NFL, Debate, Pat Revue, Men's Choir,
Bellew, Stephanie: Pep Club, NFL.
Bentele, Randy: Soph., J.V., Varsity
Football, J.V., Varsity Track, Volleyball
CLinesmanl, StuCo CTreasurerl, NFL, Var-
sity Band, Pep Band, Powder Puff Attend-
ant, Male Yell Leader, Football Captain.
Berridge, Scott: Soph. Football.
Bishop, Deborah: French Club, Girls'
Glee, Pat Revue, Concert Choir, Girls'
Choir, Office Aide.
Blankenship, Michelle: Pep Club, Girls'
Glee, BBG, Soph., Junior Homecoming
Attendant, Homecoming Queen, Starstep-
Blankenship, Mike: J.V., Varsity Base-
ball, Men's Choir.
Blessman, Jenny: FCA, Interact, Pep
Club, Quill and Scroll, "Spirit" Staff QRe-
view Columnistl, Starsteppers tPublic Re-
Bodenstab, Tom: Varsity Basketball,
FCA fPresidentl, Basketball tCaptainl,
Bond, Brad: Varsity Football, Varsity
Basketball fHonorable Mention All-Met-
ro, All-Area, All-Conferencel, Letterman's
Club, Men's Choir.
Bond, Vince: NHS, JETS fTreasurerl.
Braby, David: Soph. Football, J.V., Var-
sity Track, Spanish Club, Heritage Dance
Bradley, Teresa: Pat Revue, Treble
Twelve CPresidentl, Concert Choir, Girls
Choir, Library Aide.
Bridges, Missy: Wrestlerettes, DECA.
Brogdon, Carl: NHS, JETS, Varsity
Band, Pep Band.
Brooks, Wayne: J.V., Varsity Track, Pat
Revue, Men's Choir, Powder Puff Attend-
ant, Male Yell Leader.
Brown, Brenda: Varsity Track, J .V., Var-
sity Basketball tStatel, J.V. Softball, J.V.
Volleyball fStatel, Basketball tCaptainJ,
FCA, Letterman's Club, Quill and Scroll,
Heritage Dance Committee, "Heritage"
Staff tPhotography Co-Editorl, "Spirit"
Staff tHead Photographerl.
Browning, Kevin: Varsity Track.
Brunson, Ken: J.V. Track, J.V. Wres-
tling, "Oklahoma," Concert Choir.
Buckley, Cindy: NHS, Thespians, NFL,
LAS, Science Club, "Mame," "The Des-
perate Hours," "Mr. Roberts," "Diary of
Anne Frank," "Oklahoma," Pat Revue,
Girls' Choir, Concert Choir, "Image"
Burns, Keith: Men's Choir.
Burrus, Danny: Heritage Dance Com-
mittee, "Heritage" Staff tClubs Co-Edi-
torl, Male Yell Leader. StuCo J.V.Track.
Butler, Jeff: JETS.
Button, Chris: Soph., J.V. Football, Stu-
Co, Thespians, "Mama," "Mr. Roberts,"
"Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Men's Choir,
Calvin, Troy: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball, J.V., Varsity Track, Letterman's
Campbell, Rhonda: Pep Club, French
Club, SOO, Heritage Dance Senior At-
Carr, Mike: J.V. Baseball, NHS, JETS,
Varsity Band, Pep Band, Stage Band.
Carroll, Melody: Track Manager, Wres-
Carter, Allen: "The Diary of Anne
Cartwright, Christine: Wrestlerettes,
Girls' Glee, Pat Revue.
Case, Kyla: FCA, Pat Revue, Treble
Twelve fVice-Presidentl, Girls' Choir,
Case, Steve: J.V. Wrestling, Pat Revue,
Chambers, Sherri: Volleyball CManagerl,
FCA, StuCo, Pep Club, AFS, Spanish
Childress, Daniel: Soph. Football, Stu-
Co, President's Club, NAHS, Science
Club, Sophomore and Junior Class Presi-
Christensen, Chris: NFL.
Christina, Lee: Men's Choir.
Clothier, Russell: NHS, Interact, StuCo
tSecretaryJ, Tri-M, AFS, Varsity Band
tVice-Presidentl, Outstanding Senior,
Good Citizenship Award tSophomorel.
Clough, Elizabeth: Varsity Track tCon-
ferencel, Varsity Cross Country, Girls'
Cross Country fStateJ, NHS, Wrestler-
Cochran, Tom: Interact, StuCo, NFL
fVice-Presidentl, Powderpuff King.
Cohoon, Cathy: NHS, AFS.
Collin, Kevin: DECA, Men's Choir.
Comer, Scott: Soph. Football, J .V., Var-
sity Baseball, FCA, StuCo, Library Aide.
Comstock Angie: Baseball Scorekeep-
er, NHS, Interact tSecretaryl, Pep Club,
French Club tVice-Presidentl, BBG CSec-
retaryfTreasurerJ, "Oklahoma," Starstep-
Conde, Derek: Varsity Wrestling, Thes-
pians, JETS, "The Miracle Worker," "Mr,
Roberts," "Diary of Anne Frank," "Okla-
homa," Pat Revue.
Conde, Dominic: StuCo, NAHS, Presi-
dent's Club, "The Desperate Hours,"
"The Miracle Worker," "Mr. Roberts,"
"Diary of Anne Frank," "Oklahoma," Pat
Revue, "Spirit" Staff fCartoonistJ, Senior
Class President, Soph. Class Treasurer.
Connors, Scott: Varsity Swimming,
Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society,
"The Miracle Worker."
Copeland, Paula: NHS, Pep Club, Wres-
Cordle, Dan: J.V. Football, J.V., Varsity
Coughenour, Lorie: SOO.
Cox, Nancy: Thespians, "Mame," "The
Desperate Hours," "The Imaginary Inva-
Craig, Jeff: StuCo, DECA, Men's Choir.
Crawford, Jerry: Varsity Band.
Crew, Jerry: Varsity Wrestling fcgnfef-
encel, Team Captain iWrestlingJ, Letter-
man s Club, Men's Choir.
Cross, Cheryl: DECA.
Croxton, Neil: NHS, JETS, "Mame,,'
"The Desperate Hoursf' "The Miracle
Worker," "Diary of Anne Frank," "Okla-
homa," Varsity Band, Pep Band.
Davis, Donna: Pep Club.
Davis, Rick: Men's Choir.
Davidson, Kelly: NHS, Pep Club, Tri-M
QPresidentJ, NFL, Quill and Scroll, "Okla-
homa," Pat Revue, Treble Twelve, Girls'
Choir, Trutones, Concert Choir, Heritage
Dance Queen, Heritage Dance Commit-
tee, "Heritage" Staff fAdministration Edi-
tori, School Mascot.
Day, Kathlyn: NHS, Thespians, Wres-
tlerettes, AFS, Quill and Scroll, LAS, Sci-
ence Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor
Society, "Mame," "Mr. Roberts," "Diary
of Anne Frank," "Oklahoma," Computer
Date Party CPublicityJ, "Spirit" Staff CCopy
Editori, "Image" Staff.
Descheshes, Tina: DECA.
DeYoung, Mark: Soph., J.V., Varsity
Football, J.V. Track, J.V., Varsity Swim-
ming 1CaptainJ, NHS, FCA, Interact, Stu-
Co, Thespians, Letterman's Club, Quill
and Scroll, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor
Society, "Mr, Roberts," Debate, Heritage
Dance Junior Attendant, "Spirit" Staff
Dickerson, Dwane: FCA, Thespians,
NFL, Home Economics Club CVice-Presi-
dent, Historiani, Debate, "Mame," "The
Desperate Hours," "The Miracle Worker,"
"The Imaginary Invalid."
Dickinson, Robbi: J.V., Varsity Softball,
Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, Basketball
Scorekeeper, Library Aide, Heritage
Dietrich, Cathy: Pep Club, Wrestler-
Dishong, Thelma: Track fManagerD,
Wrestling CManagerl, Wrestlerettes, BBG,
Dod, David: Varsity Swimming CStateJ,
Men's Choir, Orchestra.
Donovan, Jerry: Sophomore Football,
Doss, Diana: FCA, SOO, Pat Revue,
Doughty, Tim: DECA.
Dowell, Mike: Vo-Tech.
Drumright, Michelle: Vo-Tech, DECA,
Durham, Cindy: Varsity Basketball iSec-
ond Team All-Metro, Second Team All-
Area, Second Team All-District, First
Team All-Conference, First Team All-
State, First Team All-Metro, First Team
All-District, First Team All-Area, First
Team 'All-Conferencej, Varsity Softball,
Varsity Volleyball fFirst Team All-Confer-
encel, Basketball CCaptainJ, NHS, NAHS,
Letterman's Club, Quill and Scroll, Heri-
tage Dance Committee, "Heritage" Staff
Durnell, Mary: Vo-Tech.
Eades, Bobby:'J.V., Varsity Wrestling,
J.V., Varsity Baseball.
Earhart, Rich: Varsity Wrestling, J.V.,
Eiken, Nancy: Tickers, French Club,
Elgin, Karen: FCA, StuCo, Pep Club
CParliamentarianJ, NFL, Home Econom-
ics Club fSecretaryJ, SAE, BBG fPresi-
dentl, Soccer Club.
EI-Hosni, Becky: Pep Club, French Club,
Elliot, David: Soph., J.V., Varsity Bas-
ketball, NHS, Interact CTreasurerD, StuCo
CRepresentativei, Letterman's Club, Quill
and Scroll CTreasurerJ, Debate, "Spirit"
Staff fNews Editorl.
England, Gib: Chess Club.
Evans, Debbie: Tickers, Girls' Glee, Pat
Evans, Doug: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball fFirst Team All-Conference, First
Team All-Area ,Defensive Tackle, Second
-Team All-District Tackle, All-Metro Hon-
orable Mention Defensive Tacklel, J.V.
Track, J.V. Wrestling, Football Captain,
. "Oklahoma," Varsity Band.
Fansher, Greg: Soph., Varsity Football
fAll-Area Honorable Mention, All-Confer-
ence Honorable Mention, All-Area Sec-
ond Team, All-Conference Second Team,
All-Metro Honorable Mentionl, J.V., Var-
sity Track, Sophomore Basketball, FCA,
'Letterman's Club, Spanish Club.
Fenner, Jann: J.V. Track, NHS, Pep
Club, Wrestlerettes, Quill and Scroll,
BBG, Heritage Dance Committee, "Her-
itagei' Staff iBusiness Managerb.
Ferree, Stacey: StuCo, Pep Club, Girls'
Fields, Kevin: Soph., J .V., Varsity Foot-
ball, J.V., Varsity Track, Letterman's
Flesner, Jerry: Varsity Diving, Varsity
Forbis, David: Men's Choir.
Ford, Debbie: Varsity Softball, "The Des-
perate Hours," "The Miracle Worker."
Ford, Jeff: Pat Revue, Men's Choir.
Fortner, Mike: Soph., J.V. Football, J.V.
Wrestling, AFS, Varsity, J.V. Band.
Gregovich, Lynn: StuCo, NAHS.
Griep, Chris: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball, Letterman's Club.
Griffin, Danny: J.V., Varsity Track, J.V.,
Varsity Cross Country fCaptainl.
Gross, Rodger: J.V. Track, J.V., Varsity
Wrestling fState and Districtj.
. , Grove, Laurie: NHS, President's Club,
French, Rita. Volleyball fManagerD, Pep Club,Starsteppersccaptainbv
SOO, Office Aide.
Guffey, Nathan: DECA. '
Haas, Jennifer: J.V. Track, Football Sta-
Gannaway, Richard: J.V., Varsity flStlCS, Bat Girl, NHS, PED Club, French
' t AFS, Science Club,
Track, J.V., Varsity Cross Country, NHS,
FCA, Letterman's Club, Spanish Club,
Spanish Honor Society.
Gerdts, Brock: Soph. Football.
Gibson, Dianna: NHS, AFS, Science
Gilges, Kevin: J.V., Varsity Wrestling.
Gill, Kim: Pep Club, Wrestlerettes
Given, Paul: J.V. Track, J.V. Cross
Country, FCA, "The Miracle Worker,"
"Mr, Roberts," "Diary of Anne Frank."
Goodwin, Charby: Pep Club, Girls
Gordon, Carla: NAHS.
Club fPresiden J,
Courtwarming Sophomore Attendant.
Hafner, Mark: J.V., Varsity Basketball
fCaptain, All-Conference Honorable Men-
Haight, Tripp: Soph., J.V., Varsity
Track, J.V., Varsity Track, Lettermans
Club, Spanish Club.
Handley, Jeff: DECA.
Hanrahan, Tom: Football fManagerl,
StuCo, NFL, Letterman's Club, Debate.
Harden, Vicki: Girls' Glee.
Harms, Cindy: LAS, Girls' Glee.
Harper, Kelly: Pat Revue, Girls' Glee.
Hart, Kenneth: J.V., Varsity Band.
Hartley, Mark: StuCo.
Gordon, Larry: French Club, AFS, Pat Hartsell, Georganna: Girls' Glee, SOO,
Revue, Men's Choir.
Gore, Amy: Interact, Pep Club, French Hatcher' Sharon' NHS'
Club, AFS- Heady, Ann: Varsity Swimming fState
Qualifierj, FCA, StuCo, Pep Club, Tick-
Green, James: J.V. Swimming, JETS, ers, Counselor Aide.
Green, James: J.V. Track, "Oklahoma,"
Henderson, Darron: StuCo, Library
Orchestra, Varsity Band fLibrarianJ, Pep Hernandez, Rosanne: StuCo, NFL,
Band, Stage Band, Audio Visual Aide.
LAS, Spanish Honor Society.
Greenfield, Rhonda: Varsity Track,J.V. Hess, Suzy: Quill and Scroll, French
Basketball, Wrestlerettes, French. Club, Club, "The Miracle Worker," Concert
Choir, Girls' Choir.
High, Kim: Wrestlerettes, BBG, Girls
Hill, Lisa: Pep Club, Wrestlerettes.
Hills, Shane: Interact, StuCo, AFS, NFL,
LAS, Science Club, "Spirit" Staff fFea-
tures Editorl, "Image" Staff, Truman Li-
brary Journalism Award.
Hobbs, Greg: DECA.
Hoffine, Margie: AFS, Pat Revue, Girls
Hoffman, Janet: French Club, Girls'
Glee, Girls' Choir.
Holcomb, Jennifer: NHS, StuCo fEnter-
tainment Chairmanj, Thespians, Presi-
dent's Club lPresidentl, Tri-M, Pep Club
fPresidentl, NFL, AFS, Spanish Club,
Spanish Honor Society, BBG lVice-Presi-
denti, "Mame," "The Miracle Worker,"
"Mr. Roberts," "Diary of Anne Frank,"
"Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Trutones, Con-
cert Choir, Varsity Band, Pep Band, Stage
Band, Homecoming Dance Chairman,
Computer Date Party Chairman, Out-
standing Senior, Good Citizenship Award.
Holderness, Todd: Soph., J.V., Varsity
Football, J .V., Varsity Baseball, Letter-
man's Club, Spanish Club, NAHS.
Holloway, Andy: J.V. Track, J.V., Varsi-
ty Wrestling, DECA.
Holm, James: Soph., Varsity Football
fAll-Conference First Team Offense and
Defense, First All-Area Offense, First All-
Metro Offense, First All-District Offense,
First All-State Offense, Captainl, Soph.
Holman, Debbie: Thespians, "The Mira-
cle Worker," "Diary of Anne Frank," "Mr.
Hopkins, Kim: Volleyball fManagerD, Pep
Club, Wrestlerettes, SOO.
Horn, Tracy: Pep Club, Thespians, Tick-
ers lVice-Presidentl, NFL, Home Econom-
ics Club, Spanish Club fSecretaryJ, BBG,
"The Miracle Worker," "Mr. Roberts,"
"Diary of Anne Frank," "Oklahoma,
Cheerleader fBlue and Red Squads, Cap-
Hosack, Mike: Spanish Honor Society.
Howard, Brian: Soph., J .V. Varsity Foot-
ball, J.V. Track, J.V. Wrestling, NHS,
FCA, StuCo, Thespians, Letterman's
Club, Quill and Scroll fPresidentJ, Span-
ish Club, "Mr. Roberts," Heritage Dance
Committee, "Heritage" Staff lAssociate
Taking senior cap and gown pictures is a part of graduation. Although Michelle Hurd did not
graduate early, some 40 students took advantage of the eighth semester option.
Seniors take advantage
to skip eighth semester
For some seniors, the eighth-semes-
ter graduation option brought many rea-
sons to graduate early.
First of all, to be eligible for this
option, a senior must have all credits
necessary to graduate. They must have a
signed permission slip from their parents
stating why they wished to graduate early.
This was given to their counselor and
approved by Principal LeRoy Brown.
For those who did leave, many said
they were tired with school.
"At school, I wasn't learning anything.
I was taking all easy classes and I had all
my credits to graduate," senior Paul Given
Senior Kathy Henderson added: "I
liked not having to get up in the morning
and go to school everyday. I was getting
bored at schoolf'
For most, their plans consisted of
going to work to earn money or going on
"I graduated just so I could work to
get money to go to school next year,"
"I needed to get a job to help pay tor
my college educationf' senior Natalie
But Paul also had a career in mind: "I
decided to graduate and start my career,"
After graduating, Paul enrolled at
Penn Valley and began taking three Biol-
ogy classes and one required English class.
He hopes by the end of the year to be an
emergency medical technician.
These early graduates felt it was an
advantage to graduate early. Few had
"I am glad that I am through with high
school. It has opened my eyes to the rest
of the world, especially the job market,"
"It was definitely an advantage to me.
I'm glad I did it. I could go ahead and start
on my EMT," Paul said.
The main disadvantage was that they
couldn't be around their school friends as
"I missed not being around my friends
as much," Kathy said.
"I missed the people. I didnit think I
would, but I really did," Natalie said.
Howard, Kim: Thespians, Wrestlerettes,
DECA lParliamentarianJ, LAS, "Oklaho-
ma," Heritage Dance Committee, Major-
Howe, Jeff: Soph., J.V., Varsity Basket-
ball, J.V., Varsity Golf iDistrictl, FCA,
Interact, StuCo, Letterman's Club, Home-
Huelse, Mark: Soph., J.V., Varsity Bas-
ketball, Varsity Golf, NHS, FCA, Letter-
man's Club, Men's Choir.
Hurd, Michelle: French Club fProgram
Directorj, SOO, French Honor Society,
Girls' Glee, "Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Con-
cert Choir, Heritage Dance Committee.
Hurst, Jeff: J .V., Varsity Wrestling, FCA,
Letterman's Club, Male Yell Leader
Ince, Brent: Varsity Swimming iCaptainJ,
NHS, Thespians, Letterman's Club, "The
Miracle Worker," "Mr. Roberts," "The
Imaginary Invalid," "Diary of Anne Frank,"
Johann, Karen: NHS, Wrestlerettes,
Quill and Scroll, Girls' Glee, Pat Revue,
Heritage Dance Committee, "Heritage"
Staff lCurriculum Co-Editorl.
Johnson, Steve: Soph., J.V., Varsity
Football, J.V. Track.
Johnson, Sue: Pep Club, Girls' Glee,
Office Aide, Courtwarming Junior Attend-
ant, Cheerleader iRed Squadl.
Jones, Jamie: NHS, Varsity Band, Pep
Band, Stage Band, "Heritage" Staff iPho-
tographerl, "Spirit" Staff lPhotographerl.
Kackley, Vince: DECA.
Kallmeier, Linda: NHS.
Karas, Deborah: FCA, AFS, Spanish
Club, Spanish Honor Society, Office Aide.
Kehring, Lisa: NHS, Pep Club, Home
Economics Club, NAHS, Cheerleader
iRed and Blue Squadsl.
Kempf, Michele: lTransfer student from
Versailles, Missouril, J.V. Track, J.V.,
Varsity Volleyball lCaptainl, Office Aide.
Kendall, Sarah: AFS, Computer Science
Kennedy, Sam: FCA, French Club.
Kerley, Cynthia: Interact CDomestic Di-
rectorj, Pep Club, French Club, AFS,
Kesner, Bart: NHS, StuCo, Tri-M, Varsi-
ty Band, Pep Band, Homecoming Dance
Kettner, Timothy: Varsity Band, Pep
Band, Stage Band.
Kim, Chong: NHS CPresidentJ, FCA, In-
teract tVice-President, Presidentl, StuCo
CAFS Committee Chairmanj, Thespians,
President's Club, NFL, French Club tVice-
Presidenti, AFS tVice-President, Presi-
denti, Quill and Scroll, LAS tTreasurerJ
Science Club, French Honor Society
"Mame," Debate, "Spirit" Staff tEditor-in-
Chiefj, "Image" Staff.
Kinne, Brian: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball, J.V., Varsity Wrestling fCaptaini,
J.V. Baseball, Letterman's Club.
Kirkpatrick, Sherry: SOO.
Klimt, Kurt: JETS.
Knapp, Cherie: Girls' Glee.
Knight, Tim: Varsity Band.
Knox, Bob: Vo-Tech.
Kratz, Dana: J.V., Varsity Basketball,
J.V., Varsity Softball, J.V., Varsity Band.
Kytlef, Karey: J.V., Varsity Track, JqV.,
Lance, Ryan: "The Miracle Worker," "Di-
ary of Anne Frank," "Mr. Roberts," "The
Lathrop, Carl: Soph., J.V. Football, J.V.,
Laughlin, Doug: SOO.
Lavis, Kim: Interact, StuCo, Pep Club,
French Club, Girls' Glee, Homecoming
fDecorationsJ, Starsteppers tLieutenanti.
Lee, Eugene: J.V., Varsity Track, Coun-
Lester, David: J.V. Wrestling.
Lierman, Richard: J.V., Varsity Band,
Light, Susan: Pat Revue, Men's Choir
tPianoJ, Girls' Choir, Concert Choir.
Lindgren, Carla: NHS, Interact, Presi-
dent's Club, Tri-M Nice-Presidentj, "Ok-
lahoma," Orchestra, Varsity Band QPresi-
denti, Pep Band, Stage Band.
Lowe, Renee: J.V., Varsity Volleyball,
Wrestlerettes, French Club, Letterman's
Lucas, Julie: Pep Club, "Oklahoma," Pat
Revue, Girls' Choir, Starsteppers.
Lyon, Brad: Soph., J.V., Varsity, Bas-
ketball, J .V., Varsity Golf, FCA, Interact,
StuCo, Heritage Dance Sophomore At-
tendant and Senior Attendant.
Mackey, Ron: NHS, FCA, StuCo, Quill
and Scroll, Computer Science Club tPres-
identj, "Mama," "Oklahoma," Pat Revue,
Trutones, Concert Choir tVice-Presidentj,
"Heritage" Staff tManaging Editorj.
Magill, Cindy: NHS, FCA, Thespians,
Tri-M, "Mama" tMake-upi, "Diary of Anne
Frank" tMake-upl, "Oklahoma," Pat Re-
vue, Orchestra, Trutones tPresidentl,
Concert Choir, Varsity Band, One-Act
Play "Aria de Capo," Drum Major.
Makinen, Robbie: Soph., J.V., Varsity
Football CHonorable Mention All-Areai,
J .V., Varsity Track, Rex's Raiders tPresi-
denth, Letterman's Club.
Maloney, Joe: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball, J.V. Baseball.
Mancini, Chris: StuCo, Attendance Of-
Mandacina, Joe: J.V., Varsity Football,
J.V., Varsity Track, StuCo, Letterman's
Club, "Spirit" Staff CSports Columnisti.
Martinez, Julie: NHS, StuCo, AFS, Sci-
Massey, Wynetta: Varsity Tennis, J.V.
Volleyball, Track Statistics, NHS, StuCo,
NFL CTournament Chairmani, AFS, De-
bate, Concert Choir, Varsity Band tEnter-
tainment Chairman, Assistant Rank Lead-
erl, Homecoming Dance tDecorationsJ,
Computer Date Dance fPublicityl, One-
Act Play "Aria Da Capo."
Mast, Suzy: NHS, "Oklahoma," Orches-
tra, Varsity Band, Show Band, "Heritage"
Staff fPhotographerD, "Spirit" Staff CPho-
Matson, Kevin: NHS, Spanish Club,
Spanish Honor Society.
Matthews, Mark: J .V. Football, Spanish
Mayden, Ginna: J.V., Varsity Track, In-
teract, Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, Letter-
man's Club, Office Aide, Starsteppers.
Mayse, Dana: SOO, J.V. Band, Pep
McCartney, Lisa: Thespians, Tickers
CVice-Presidenti, NAHS, Home Econom-
ics Club, Girls' Glee, "Mame," "The Des-
perate Hoursf' "The Miracle Worker"
fStage Managerj, "Diary of Anne Frank"
fStage Managerl, "Oklahoma" fStudent
McClain, Paul: Varsity Swimming tState
Qualifieri, Thespians CTreasurer, Secre-
taryl, Tickers, Letterman's Club, Chess
Club, "The Miracle Worker," "Mr. Rob-
erts," "The Imaginary Invalid," "Diary of
Anne Frank," "Oklahoma," Pat Revue.
McCollum, Delores: French Club, Var-
sity Band, J.V. Band.
McCulley, Greg: Men's Choir,'Concert
McGinness, Caren: NAHS, NFL,
French Club, AFS, Science Club fVice-
Presidentl, Library Aide.
McHenry, Cynthia: FCA, Interact, Thes-
pians, Tickers, Pep Club, BBG, "Mame,"
"The Miracle Worker," "Mr. Roberts,"
"Diary of Anne Frank," "Oklahoma,"
Girls' Choir, Heritage Dance Committee,
"Heritage" Staff tlndex Directory Co-Edi-
torl. Cheerleader fRed, Blue Squadi.
McQuinn, Michelle: Basketball Statis-
tics, Football Statistics, Baseball Batgirl,
NHS, FCA, StuCo fSecretaryJ, Pep Club,
NFL, French Club, AFS, Quill and Scroll,
BBG, Homecoming Dance Committee,
"Spirit" Staff CManaging Editorl, Starstep-
McRoberts, Sue: CHolden High Schoolj
Pep Club, Spanish Club, Newspaper Staff
tFeatures Editorj, NHS, Yearbook Staff.
McVay, Sharon: Vo-Tech.
Meier, Carla: FCA, Home Economics
Meier, Julie: NFL.
Mendicki, Lynne: FCA, Tickers, Tri-M
fHistorianJ, AFS, Letterman's Club, Span-
ish Club, Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, Concert
Merrell, Laura: "Mama," "Oklahoma,"
Pat Revue, Orchestra fPresident, Enter-
Meyer, Lori: Thespians, French Club,
French Honor Society, "Mama," "The
Desperate Hours," "The Miracle Worker,"
"The Imaginary Invalid," Office Aide.
Miller, Bob: NAHS fPresidentJ, AFS,
Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society.
Miller, Kevin: Soph., Varsity Football
fFirst Team All-Conference, First Team
All-Area, First Team All-Metro, First Team
All-District, Second Team All-Conference,
Second Team All-Statel, J .V. Track, Foot-
ball Captain, Letterman's Club, NAHS.
Miller, Larry: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball, J.V., Varsity Golf, FCA, Interact
Miller, Laura: Girls' Cross Country,
AFS, LAS, Science Club, "Oklahoma,"
Pat Revue, Concert Choir, Office Aide.
Miller, Sherri: J.V., Varsity Basketball
fStateJ, Varsity Softball, J.V., Varsity Vol-
leyball fHonorable Mention All-Confer-
ence, Statenl, Basketball Captain, NHS.
Millerschultz, Jim: Baseball fManagerl,
JETS, Science Club.
Milum, Dianna: Girls' Choir.
Mitchell, Brian: Varsity Swimming
fStateJ, NHS, Letterman's Club, Spanish
Club, Spanish Honor Society, "Mr, Rob-
Mitchell, Paula: Baseball Scorekeeper,
Football Statistics, NHS, StuCo, Pep
Club, French Club fExecutive Councill,
Quill and Scroll, Homecoming Dance
Committee, Heritage Dance Committee,
"Heritage" Staff fPhotography Co-Editorl,
Cheerleader fRed Squadl, Junior Class
Molt, Cami: NHS, FCA, StuCo, Quill
and Scroll, LAS fSecretaryJ, Spanish Club
fTreasurerJ, Spanish Honor Society, Her-
itage Dance Committee, Computer Date
Party fTicket Salesl, "Heritage" Staff
fCopy Editorl, f'Image" Staff.
Morerod, Zane: J.V. Track, J.V. Wres-
tling, J.V., Varsity Cross Country, Let-
terman's Club, Men's Choir, Office Aide,
Male Yell Leader.
Morlok, Bob: J.V. Track, "Mame," "Ok-
lahoma," Pat Revue, Men's Choir, Con-
cert Choir, Office Aide, Counselor Aide.
Morris, Robert: Soph., J.V. Basketball,
J.V., Varsity Golf, Letterman's Club, Male
Murphy, Cathy: NHS, French Club,
French Honor Society, J .V., Varsity Band,
Murphy, Kevin: Football fManagerJ, Stu-
Co, AFS, NAHS fVice-Presidentl.
Neal, Milton: Soph., Varsity Football fAll-
Area Honorable Mention Split Endl, Var-
sity Track, FCA, Letterman's Club, Male
Nelson, Curtis: Varsity Track, Varsity
Basketball fFirst All-Conference, Second
Team All-Area Honorable Mention, Cap-
tainl, Office Aide.
Nesbitt, Butch: J.V. Track, Pat Revue,
Men's Choir, Concert Choir, Office Aide.
Netherton, Angie: Girls' Glee.
Nicola, Julie: Girls' Glee, Girls' Choir.
Noland, Holly: J.V. Tennis, Tri-M, "The
Miracle Worker," Pat Revue, Men's Choir
fPianol, Trutones, Concert Choir, J.V.,
Olyer, Brad: Men's Choir.
Ormsbee, Dawnetta: SOO.
Pace, Scott: J.V., Varsity Tennis, Inte-
ract, StuCo, JETS, French Club, AFS.
Palmer, Greg: NHS, StuCo, Thespians,
Tri-M, NFL, NAHS, Concert Choir, Tru-
tones fVice-Presidentl, "Mame," "The
Imaginary Invalid," "Oklahoma," Pat Re-
vue, Office Aide.
Parker, sharifivep Club, BBG.
Parker, Todd: JETS fVice-Presidentl,
Parks, Dan: French Club, LAS.
Paton, Brooke: Varsity Track, Volleyball
Manager, French Club, AFS Club, AFS
Student, Soccer Club, Heritage King,
Male Yell Leader.
Patton, Kelly: NAHS, DECA, Home Eco-
Payne, Cherise: NHS, Tri-M, Girls' Glee
fPianoJ, "Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Tru-
tones, Concert Choir fSecretaryJ, Varsity
Band, Stage Band.
Pelletier, Bill: NFL, Thespians, "The Mir-
acle Worker," "Mr. Roberts," "Diary of
Anne Frank," "Oklahoma," One-Acts, Pat
Pence, Ron: Varsity Football, J.V., Var-
sity Basketball, J.V., Varsity Baseball.
Pennel, Cheri: Vo-Tech, Wrestlerettes,
AFS, Junior Achievement fVice-Presi-
Pennell, Lana: Girls' Glee.
Peters, Wendy: Varsity Swimming
fState, Captainj, StuCo, NAHS, Tickers
fTreasurerl, Senior Class Officer fSecre-
Phelps, Laurie: Tickers.
Pier, Melody: Girls' Glee, Office Aide,
Pierce, Angie: Track fManagerJ, Wres-
tlerettes fSenior Captainl, BBG.
Piker, Dana: J.V. Softball, Pep Club,
Pittman, David: Men's Choir.
Plain, Nancy: Office Aide.
Plake, Steve: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball, J.V. Track, Letterman's Club, JETS.
Ploeger, Donnie: J.V. Baseball, Volley-
ball fManagerl, JETS.
Poindexter, Dana: DECA, Girls' Choir.
Presley, Dan: Chess Club, Science Club
Pruetting, Mike: J.V., Varsity Football
fHonorable Mention Conference and
Areal, J.V., Varsity Track, FCA, Letter-
man's Club, Counselor Aide, "Spirit" Staff
Quick, Scott: StuCo, Thespians, NFL,
"Diary of Anne Frank," "Oklahoma," Li-
brary Aide, Audio Visual Aide.
Quinn, Stacey: DECA.
Rabideau, Julie: Track fManagerD, Pep
Club, BBG, LAS, Office Aide.
Randolph, Cindy: DECA.
Reddell, Jim: Soph. Football.
Reddell, Sonya: J .V., Varsity Basketball,
Pat Revue, Girls' Glee,
Reed, Tracy: J.V., Varsity Tennis fCon-
ferencej, Baseball Scorekeeper, NHS,
FCA, Interact, StuCo, Pep Club, Wres-
tlerettes, French Club, AFS, Quill and
Scroll, "Spirit" Staff fDepth Editorl, Star-
steppers, Junior Class Officer lSecretaryJ.
Reid, Ann: Pep Club.
Rellihan, Phil: Soph., J .V., Varsity Foot-
ball lblonorable Mention All-Area De-
fensei, J.V., Varsity Baseball, NHS, Stu-
Co, Letterman's Club, Quill and Scroll,
"Heritage" Staff fSports Co-Editori.
Richardson, Mike: J.V. Track, DECA.
Rieder, Judy: Girls' Glee.
Rife, Lisa: SOO.
Ritter, Kirk: JETS, J.V., Varsity Band,
Pep Bancl, Stage Band.
Rodak, Paula: Interact, French Club
fProgram Directori, AFS.
Rose, Todd: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball fHonorable Mention All-Area Line-
backl, J.V. Track, StuCo, Letterman's
Club, Men's Choir.
Rowe, Debby: FCA, BBG, Heritage
Dance Committee, "Heritage" Staff llndex
Rowe, Jerry: Soph., J.V. Football, Men's
Sandring, Sara: Varsity Track lConfer-
encel, J .V., Varsity Tennis lDistrictJ, NHS
lTreasurerJ, Tri-M fTreasurerJ, Wrestler-
ettes, AFS, Science Club, "Oklahoma,"
Concert Choir, Varsity Band fSecretaryD.
Sappenfield, Jeanie: Varsity Swimming
fCo-Captainj, Tickers fTreasurerJ, Span-
ish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Office
Sappenfield, Judy: Varsity Swimming
lCo-Captaini, Tickers, Spanish Club,
Spanish Honor Society, Office Aide.
Saunders, Betsy: DECA, Girls' Glee,
Scarlett, John: J.V., Varsity Baseball.
Schelp, Natalie: Pep Club.
Schifferdecker, Mark: J.V. Track, Var-
sity Cross Country, NHS, Interact, Stu-
Co, JETS, Spanish Club, Varsity Band.
Scranton, Susan: NHS lSecretaryl, Pres-
ident's Club, Tri-M, Quill and Scroll,
"Mame," "The Miracle Worker," "Okla-
homa," Pat Revue, Treble Twelve, Con-
cert Choir, Orchestra fAll-State, President
and Vice-Presidenti, Heritage Dance
Sexton, Todd: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball, Letterman's Club, Office Aide.
Seiwald, Rosemary: J.V. Track, Girls'
Cross Country, NHS, Spanish Club,
Spanish Honor Society, Tickers, J.V.
Shepherd, Alec: Soph. Football, NAHS,
Spanish Honor Society, "Heritage" Staff
Sherman, Jill: J.V., Varsity Volleyball
fManagerJ, StuCo, Thespians, Quill and
Scroll fSecretaryD, French Club, "Mame,"
"The Miracle Worker," "Diary of Anne
Frank,', "Oklahoma," Office Aide, Coun-
selor Aide, "Heritage" Staff fPortraits Co-
Shoemaker, Dana: J.V., Varsity Volley-
ball lSecond All-Area Conference Teami,
"Diary of Anne Frank," "Oklahoma," Con-
cert Choir, Counselor Aide.
Sigman, Scott: J.V. Tennis, J.V., Varsity
Simmons, Becky: Tickers, AFS.
Sims, Diana: Interact, Pep Club lHistori-
ani, Wrestlerettes, Girls' Glee, Pat Revue,
Sinclair, Mendy: J.V., Varsity Softball,
Sloane, Delores: Home Economics Club.
Sloezen, Phyllis: J.V., Varsity Tennis,
Smith, Kim: J.V. Swimming, Pep Club,
Home Economics Club, Starsteppers.
Smith, Laurie: NHS, Pep Club, French
Club fExecutive Councilj, Quill and Scroll
fVice-Presidentl, French Honor Society,
"Oklahoma," "Spirit" Staff tEditorial Edi-
Smith, Tammy: Wrestlerettes, Office
Smothers, Stacey: StuCo, Tri-M lSecre-
taryj, LAS fVice-Presidentj, AFS, Spanish
Club, Spanish Honor Society, Pat Revue,
Treble Twelve, Girls' Choir fVice-Presi-
denti, Concert Choir.
Snider, Deanna: NHS, StuCo, Pep Club,
French Club fExecutive Councilj, AFS,
BBG, French Honor Society, "Oklaho-
ma," Orchestra, J.V. Band, Starsteppers
Snyder, Ann: J.V., Varsity Tennis,
Snyder, Sam: J.V. Wrestling.
Sperry, Jan: NHS, FCA, NFL fSecre-
taryl, Quill and Scroll, BBG, "The Imagi-
nary Invalid," Heritage Dance lDecora-
tionsl, "Heritage" Staff lLifestyles Editorl.
Spiers, Kent: Soph., J.V., Varsity Bas-
ketball, J.V. Golf, NHS, Spanish Club,
Spanish Honor Society, Powder Puff At-
South, Jim: Men's Choir, Concert Choir.,
Stanke, Tani: J.V., Varsity Vdlleyball
fState, Captaini, Track fManagerJ, NHS,
FCA, Interact, StuCo, Pep Club, NFL,
French Club, AFS, Letterman's Club,
Quill and Scroll, Home Economics Club
lTreasurerl, BBG, Heritage Dance fSenior
Attendantl, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Homecoming Attendant, Homecoming
Dance Committee, "Heritage" Staff tPor-
traits Co-Editorj, Senior Class fVice-Pres-
identj, Junior Class fVice-Presidenti,
Sophomore Class fSecretaryl.
Stauffer, Sylvia: FCA, Pep Club, Heri-
tage Dance Committee, "Heritage" Staff
tlndex Directory co-editorj.
Steele, Jim: FCA, StuCo, "Oklahoma,"
Pat Revue, Men's Choir, Concert Choir,
Powder Puff Coach.
Steinman, Carman: Varsity Track, J.V.
Basketball, J .V., Varsity Volleyball, Coun-
Stokes, Raschelle Jr.: Basketball tMan-
agerl, StuCo, DECA lPresidentJ, Men's
Choir, Concert Choir.
Hurst discovers niche,
becomes state champion
a big disappointment."
The expenses, also, are not always
quite so pleasing.
"In two consecutive races we broke
two crankshafts. That alone cost us about
S500," he said.
With his dad serving as mechanic and
winding paved tracks in a 140 pound rac- -Jeff as the racer, they together average
about 16-17 hours a week work on the
"We spend a lot of time between
practice, racing and rebuilding," Jeff said.
"My dad is more or less the chief mechan-
ic. He does most of the work - I just do
Jeff's dad also inspired his racing.
"I've been around racing since I was
born because my dad used to race sports-
cars. He got me started in the first place,"
Jeff now has the chance to go for the
national championship this June in Quin-
"I am hoping I can win the national
championship," he said. "We're going to
concentrate all. of our efforts into prepar-
ing for it. It's going to take a lot of prepara-
tion. We still have a long way to go."
Still, Jeff has no definite plans for rac-
ing in the future.
"I would kind of like to get into larger
racing to see if I have the aptitude for it,
but I don't have any major future plans,"
Karting, however, is Jeff's present
"Although it's about the least expen-
sive type of true racing, it's also one of the
most competitive," he said. "Karting gives
me the chance to compete against others
- the chance to be number one."
For senior Jeff Hurst, speed serves
as an escape from reality. When boredom
sets in, he often takes extreme doses of it.
But this speed isn't in the form of a pill,
rather, it comes when he presses down
upon an accelerator with his foot. At
speeds of up to 90 m.p.h., Jeff flies around
"Karting gives me a chance to con-
centrate on trying to be the best at some-
thing," he said.
Jeff races amateurly in IKF Clnterna-
tional Karting Federationj during the
spring and summer. He tours the Midwest
to compete in races for trophies, plaques
and even ounces of silver.
"I raced in the Missouri champion-
ships this summer and the winner received
an ounce of silver," Jeff said. "But usually
it's only a trophy or plaque."
Jeff has raced in approximately 20
races so far - this being his first year in
the sport. Out of these he has brought
home ten trophies. But the highlight of his
career thus far has been his winning the
Oklahoma State Championships.
"They held the state championships
in Oklahoma City at the McArthur Park
Raceway. I felt good that the kart ran per-
fectly. Everything was right," he said. Jeff
brought home a three-foot, first place
trophy out of approximately 130 racers.
But things weren't always so smooth
for Jeff and his racing.
"At the Missouri State Champion-
ships, our lJeff and his fatherl chain broke
in the first race, and then we began to
have clutch problems. I finally had to
withdraw completely," he said. "That was
Above: Although the kart may seem like a backyard toy, it will top nearly 125 mph in almost fiue
seconds. It was rebuilt and partially designed by Jeff's father. an
Stowers, Glenda: "Oklahoma.'i
Streed, Scott: Basketball tManagerJ, Pat
Revue, Men's Choir.
Stroup, Kevin: Soph. Basketball, J.V.
Baseball, StuCo, Heritage Dance Com-
Sullivan, Lori: NHS, Tickers, Pep Club,
French Club, BBG, "Mame," "Oklaho-
Sutton, Lisa: NHS, Interact QFinancial
Directorj, Pep Club, French Club, AFS,
Tatom, Shelia: SOO, NAHS fHistorianJ.
Taylor, John: LAS, Men's Choir, Varsity
Temple, Melisa: J.V. Track, FCA, Stu-
Co, Pep Club, NFL, AFS, Home Econom-
ics Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor
Society, Debate, "Spirit" Staff tCircula-
Thornton, Adrienne: NHS, StuCo CAFS
Chairmanj, President's Club, French'
Club, AFS, Science Club, Spanish Club.
Titus, David: Soph., J.V. Football, Thes-
pians, "Mr. Roberts," "Oklahoma," Pat
Revue, Menls Choir.
Toner, Debbie: Pep Club, Vo-Tech.
Tucker, Kris: Pep Club, Tickers, Span-
ish Club tPresidentJ, Spanish Honor So-
ciety, BBG, Pat Revue.
Tweedy, David: J.V. Track.
Umsted, Lori: Heritagd Dance Commit-
Usrey, Monica: NHS, Interact, Pep Club,
Wrestlerettes, French Club tSecretaryf
Treasurerj, AFS tHistoriani, Science
Club, French Honor Society, Counselor
VanMeter, Shelly: NHS, Wrestlerettes,
Tickers, Home Economics Club lPresi-
VanRy, Vicki: NHS, FCA, Tri-M, Pep
Club, Quill and Scroll, BBG, "Mame,"
"Oklahoma," Orchestra, Heritage Dance
Committee, "Heritage" Staff tEditor-in-
Chiefl, Outstanding Senior.
Van Tassel, Jane: Varsity Softball fSec-
ond Team All-Conferencel, Wrestlerettes,
Heritage Dance Committee.
Vaughan, Steve: J.V., Varsity Football,
Letterman's Club, Men's Choir.
Vest, Hugh: J.V. Wrestling, NHS fVice-
Presidentl, StuCo fPresidentl, President's
Club, NFL, AFS tHost Brotherl, LAS
fTreasurerl, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor
Society, "Oklahoma," Homecoming
Dance Committee, Computer Date Party,
"Image" Staff tArtworkJ, Male Yell Lead-
er, Outstanding Senior.
Vogel, Tim: J.V. Track, JETS, "Okla-
Waggener, Lana: Girls' Choir, Girls,
Waggener, Rick: J.V. Basketball, J.V.
Diving, J.V. Swimming, J.V. Cross Coun-
Wagner, Lisa: "Mame," Pat Revue, Tru-
tones, Concert Choir.
Wahrenbrock, Shelli: Varsity Diving,
NHS, FCA, StuCo, Thespians, Tickers,
Pep Club, LAS, Home Economics Club,
BBG, "Diary of Anne Frank" fMake-up,
Seth, "Oklahoma," J.V., Varsity Band,
Cheerleader lWhite and Blue Squadl.
Walker, Angel: FCA, Home Economics
Club fVice-Presidenti, "Diary of Anne
Frank," "Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Treble
Twelve, Concert Choir, Teachers Aide,
Girls' Choir tLibrarianJ.
Walker, Steve: J.V., Varsity Wrestling,
J.V. Cross Country, FCA, Varsity Band.
Wallace, Lucy: Tickers, Girls' Glee.
Walter, Sandra: J.V. Track, J.V., Varsi-
ty Swimming, StuCo, Tickers, Pep Club,
Heritage Dance Committee, "Heritage"
Staff fDesign Co-Editorl.
Webb, Donna: DECA, Girls' Glee.
Welsh, Dean: .V., Varsity Wrestling,
J.V., Varsity Tennis, J.V. Cross Country,
Wehmeyer, Kim: Pep Club, SOO.
Wesley, Mary: NHS, Tickers, Pep Club,
AFS, LAS, Home Economics Club fPres-
identl, Spanish Club fVice-Presidentl,
BBG, Spanish Honor Society, "Image"
West, Rhonda: Pep Club.
Wheeler, Anita: J.V. Swimming, AFS,
"Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, J.V.
Whitworth, Jim: Men's Choir.
Wicker, Ken: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot-
ball, Football Captain.
Wilcox, Billy: "Mr. Roberts," Pat Revue,
Wilcox, Rinda: SOO, Girls' Choir.
Wilckens, Scott: StuCo, NFL, Debate,
Wiley, Leslie: J.V., Varsity Softball,
NHS, Wrestlerettes, Letterman's Club.
Wilkinson, John Jr.: NAHS.
Williams, Andy: Soph., J.V., Varsity
Football fHonorable Mention All-Area,
Honorable Mention All-Conferencel, Var-
sity Track, J.V., Varsity Basketball, FCA,
Letterman's Club, Outstanding Senior.
Winderton, Debbie: Girls' Glee.
Winship, Steve: J.V., Varsity Tennis
fSecond in Conference, Third in Districtj,
President's Club, "Oklahoma," Pat Revue,
Trutones, Concert Choir fPresidentJ, Var-
Winslow, Cathy: Pep Club, Wrestler-
ettes, SOO, BBG, Counselor Aide.
Wilson, Stephanie: NHS, AFS, Quill and
Scroll, LAS, SAE fPresidentl, Spanish
Club fPresidentl, Spanish Honor Society,
Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, "Spirit" Staff
Witthar, Theresa: NHS, Pep Club,
Wrestlerettes, French Club, AFS, French
Honor Society, "Oklahoma," Pat Revue,
Wolford, Jean: Pep Club, Wrestlerettes,
Wood, David: J.V., Varsity Swimming,
Baseball fManagerJ, JETS, AFS, "Diary of
Wood, Jim: Varsity Wrestling, Wrestling
Wood, Pam: J.V. Basketball, Wrestler-
Wright, Michele: Pep Club, French Club,
Orchestra, J.V., Varsity Band, Starstep-
Wyss, John: J.V. Track, J.V. Cross
Country, FCA, lnteract, NFL, LAS, De-
Yahne, Kendra: Wrestlerettes, SOO, Pat
Revue, Girls' Glee.
Young, Susan: NHS, FCA, Interact, Stu-
Co, Thespians, Presidentis Club, Pep
Club fPresidentJ, French Club, Quill and
Scroll, French Honor Society, BBG, "lVlr.
Roberts," "Oklahoma," Homecoming and
-Courtwarming Dance fDecorationsJ,
"Heritage" Staff fClubs Co-Editorj, Cheer-
leader fRed Squad Captainl, Starsteppers.
Zimmerman, Gina: StuCo, Pep Club,
Cheerleader fRed Squadl, Senior Class
Officer fTreasurerl, Sophomore Class Of-
Zimmermann, Amy: Home Economics
Club fHistorianJ, Pat Revue, Girls' Glee,
Girls' Choir, "Heritage" Staff fPhotogra-
pherl, "Spirit" Staff fPhotographerJ. ,
Zubeldia, ldoia: NAHS, French Club,
Spanish Honor Society, AFS, Concert
The 1982 "Heritage" staff would
like to thank the students, faculty
and administration of Truman High
School for their cooperation and
participation in the creating of this
book. We hope we've done justice
to this year's image and accomp-
We would especially like to
thank these people for their added
effort: Lois Wolfe, owner, Little Blue
Press: Pam Ortega, American Year-
book Company consultant: Ed Vill-
wock, American Yearbook Com-
pany representativeg Russell Foust,
owner, Rolland Studios: the Board
of Education: Al Hunter and LeRoy
I would also like to thank my
staff - my friends - for their crea-
tivity, effort and extracurricular
hours that they put into this volume.
Vicki Van Ry
Concert Choir, Front row: Betty Jo Salis-
bury, Susan Light, Cindy Magill, Teresa Brad-
ley, Susan Scranton, Kris Johnson, Angel
Walker, Travis Davies, Enis Alpakin, Jon
Landrum, Stephen Sarratt, David Gramlich,
Lis Wagner, Kelly Davidson, Shelli Ashmore,
Laurie Blevins, Cindi Martin, Suzy Hess,
Karen Rindhart. Second row: Karen Mizer,
Cindy Buckley, Pattie Thompson, Lorrie Mil-
ler, Sue Mackey, Sharon Bailey, Kristi How-
ard, Kathy Ballard, Darrin Becker, Jim
Steele, Jonathon Tuttle, Butch Nesbitt, Bry-
an Starr, John Bullock, Doug White, Sara
Sandring, Michelle Schwartz, Paula Wins-
low, Kyla Case. Third row: Lynne Mendicki,
Stacey Smothers, Holly Noland, Debbie Bish-
op, Sara Landers, Bob Morlok, Jeff War-
nock, Jay Guerra, Greg Palmer, Wade Stock-
ton, Raschelle Stokes, Gary Jones, Paul Mac-
Pherson, Scott Miller, Ken Brunson, Patty
Reed, Lisa Lutes, Greta Williams, Dana
Shoemaker. Back row: Jill Fortman, Mi-
chelle Hurd, Jill Farnham, Laura Miller, Jen-
nUer Fleming, Cherise Payne lsecretaryf,
Laura Anderson, Wynetta Massey, Ron Mac-
key, Brent Caswell, Steve Winship, James
South, Danny Kinney, Greg McCulley, Scott
Edwards, Dana Little, Elayne Evans, Melissa
Madson, Jenny Holcomb.
Men's Choir, Front row: Kevin Collins,
Larry Gordon, Butch Nesbitt, Steve Case,
Zane Morerod, Troy Morerod, Kyle Patter-
son, Steve Swigert, Randy Walters, Kevin
Huff, David Mayer, Joe Kimbell, Susan Light.
Second row: Holly Noland, Chris Button,-
Duane Barron, Kevin McPherson, Jeff Ford,
Steve Giarraputo, Rick Davis, Brad Oyler,
Joey Gray, David Pittman, Larry Duncan,
Phil Dunham fdirectorl. Third row: Jim
Whitworth, Todd Rose, Jim Peiker, David
Dod, Darrin Becker, Jerry Crew, John Cook,
Steve Vaughan, Wayne Brooks, Keith Moon,
Kent Franklin, Bob Morlok. Back row: Jerry
Rowe, Mike Blankenship, Steve Jeske, John
Taylor, Phil Brown, Joe Maloney, Alex Don-
nell, Greg McCulley, Jeff Beck, Danny Bean,
Jeff Craig, Brad Bond.
Girls Choir, Front row: Sherri Monk, Lana
Waggener, Susan Light, Tracy Fletcher, Su-
san Besges, Sandra Christian, Angel,Walker,
Jolene Allen, Teresa Bradley, Kelly Davidson
fpresidentj, Shelli Ashmore fsecretaryl, Dana
Poindexter, Gina Calvin, Charby Goodwin,
Julie Lucas. Second row: Debbie Bullard,
Melody Gaines, Karey Tillman, Melody Birch,
Cindy Buckley, DeeDee Grabb, Joy Sisson,
Deana Doss, Janet Hoffman, Carol French,
Kyla Case, Kim Pattison, Susan Herrick,
Amy Zimmerman, Sandy Nerman. Third
row: Terri Webb, Stacey Smothers lvice-
presidentf, Pattie Thompson, Gretchen Mac-
key, Stephanie Wilson, Nancy McCox, Laura
Beale, Holly Noland, Teresa Spears, Kristin
Johnson, Linda Kallmeier, Claudia Fox,
Paula Winslow, Renee Lowe, Debbie Collins.
Back row: Debbie Dod, Lynne Mendicki,
Pamela Whiteaker, Sheri Chapman, Laura
Merrell, Greta Williams, Susan Coleman,
Rinda Wilcox, Ann James, Stacy Dowell,
Carman Steinman, Stella Dowell, Lynette
Wood, LaDonna Clinkenbeard.
French Club, Front row: Cathy Murphy,
Stan Williams lexecutive councill, Angie
Comstock lvice-presidentf, Paula Rodak
lprogram directorf, Jennbfer Haas lpresi-
dentl, Laurie Smith lexecutive councilj, De-
anna Snider lexecutive councilj, Pam Ken-
ney lexecutive councilj, Gretchen Mackey-
Isecretaryftreasurerl, Brent Hancock, Vince
Rice, Brooke Paton, ldoia Zubeldia. Second
row: Theresa Witthar, Monica Usrey, Maura
Daugherty, Suzy Hess, Delorse McCollum,
Tracy Reed, Michelle McQuinn, Jill Sher-
man, Susan Young, Michele Wright, Cindy
Kerley, Lori Sullivan, Enis Alpakin. Third
row: Lisa Sutton, Tammy Huddleston, Ron
Gordon, Beth Bond, Jill Fortman, Scott Pace,
Janet Hoffman, Jill Holsten, Jill Wear, Heidi
Hemmerlein, Lisa Lutes, Donna Segroves,
Yon Kim. Fourth row: Chong Kim, Nancy
Eiken, Adrienne Thornton, Debbie Bishop,
Susan Hotalling, Susan Coleman, Sara Lan-
ders, Andrea Sesler, Pam Case, Tracy Flet-
cher, Melissa Madson, Darlene Wishon, An
gela Danzo, Michele Barnum. Fifth row:
Celia Bull, Amy Gore, Teresa Smith, Kim
Park, Jesse Garcia, Michelle McKee, Monica
Jarnagin, Sheri Mawhiney, Shelly Harvey,
Lisa Kuhn, Tani Stanke, Robin Johnson,
Darlene Beach. Back row: Jill Coldsnow,
Scott Ridings, David Lowrey, Scott Ander-
son, Lori Magruder, Gloria Copenhaver, Lar-
ry Gordon, Julie Passantino, Janell Akers,
Craig Lunsford, Annie McConnell, Melinda
Orchestra, Front row: David Dod, Misty
Chenoweth, Susan Scranton lpresidentl, Ju-
lie Heidbrier, Eric West, Sharon Skinner,
Paul Campbell. Second row: Kathy Ballard,
Deanna Snider, Melinda Kerns, Kim Kramer,
Kathy Allin, Marley Jarvis, Jay Carpenter,
Gary Love ldirectorl. Third row: Jeff Rice,
Randy Bacus, Laura Merrell, Lori Sullivan,
Karen Cook, Leslie Gerrard, Brooke Wiley,
Jan Gaines. Back row: Raymond Clothier,
Paul MacPherson, Suzy Mast, Jennifer An-
derson, Liz Williams, Teri Dean lsecretaryl,
Carla Lindgren, Jamie Green.
Girls Glee, Front row: Cinderella Kate,
Michelle Drumright, Charby Goodwin, Deb-
bie Herren, Chris Richardson, Jan Gaines,
Angela Danzo, Deanna Lafferty, Lorrin Pier,
Connie Sheets. Second row: Valerie Shina-
bargar, Kari Johnson, Threasa McDaniel,
Lana Waggener, Emily Ulrich, Kristine
O'Hara, Lisa Napier, Judy Rieder, Debbie
Evans. Third row: Tammy Gannaway, Sher-
rie Smith, Rhonda Greenfield, Kim High,
Karen Johann, Sue Johnson, Michelle Blank-
enship, Cheryl Jones, Debbie Vodry, Cherise
Payne. Back row: Rachelle Hawkins, Vicki
Hardin, Betsy Saunders, Lana Pennell, Mar-
gie Hoffine, Stacey Ferree, Stephanie Cald-
well, Sonya Reddell, Donna Conner.
AFS, Front row: Brooke Paton lNew Zea-
landl, ldoia Zubeldia fSpain1, Enis Alpakin
tTurkey1, Monica Usrey Ihistorianl, Adrienne
Thornton fchairmanf, Christi Pennel lvice-
presidentl, Ann Sunderland Isponsorf. Sec-
ond row: Hugh Vest, Bob Miller, Wynetta
Massey, Jenny Holcomb, Darlene Beach,
Tani Stanke, Lisa Dewey, Larry Gordon,
Tammy Gannaway, Anita Wheeler, Phyllis
Sloezen. Third row: Chong Kim, Celia Bull
IEnglandl, Kathlyn Day, Julie Passantino,
Teresa Smith, Betsy Bennholz, Sherrie
Grove, Shelley McCain, Cathy Cohoon, Bet-
ty Jo Salisbury, DiAnna Gibson, Julie Mar-
tinez, Sara Sandring. Fourth row: Becky
Simmons, Nancy Eiken, Michelle McQuinn,
Scott Pace, Danny Kinney, Janell Akers,
Lisa Manthe, Trisha Anderson, Yon Kim,
Amy Cohoon. Fifth row: Margie Hoffine,
Russell Clothier, Mary Wesley, Paula Rodak,
Laurie Smith, Theresa Witthar, David Wood,
Cindy Kerley, Deanna Snider, Linda Quarti,
Randy Clow, Donna Segroves. Back row:
Stephanie Wilson, Maura Daugherty, Marjo-
rie Kyle, Melanie Ball, Lisa Temple, Lisa Sut-
ton, Wendy Auxier, Tina Schubert, Gina
Wingate, Stan Williams, Amy Gore.
Varsity Band, Front row: Jamie Green
ftrombonel, Russell Clothier ftrombonef,
Bart Kesner ltrombonel, Gary Dauer I trom-
bonej, Ronnie Roedel ltrombonel, Brian Hol-
comb ltrombonel, Marti Mutti ltrombonef,
Jeff Warnock Ieuphoniuml. Second row:
Steve Wamock Ieuphoniuml, Carla Lindgren
lfrench hornf, Nell Croxton Ifrench hornj,
Carl Brogdon lbassl, Scott Edwards lbassl,
Bill Schmidt lfrench homl, Bobby Hedrick
ffrench hornl, Scott Sigman Ieuphoniuml.
Third row: Cindy Magill fflutel, Cherise
Payne Iflutel, Sara Sandring Iflutel, Cindy
Liz Williams foboel, Cindy Gardels Iflutel,
Karen Sharp fflutef, Susan Murphy Ioboel,
Kathy Ballard Iflutel, Kim Wahrenbrock
fflutel, Melody Burns Iflutel. Fourth row:
Sharon Bailey Iflutej, Mike Ahrens lalto clar-
inetl, John Sands falto clarinetf, Teri Dean
lflutef, Laurie Blevins Cflutef, Delorse McCol-
lum lflutef, Kim Boyd lflutej, Shelli Wahren-
brock Iflutej, Tammy Wright lflutel. FHth
row: Theresa Bascio fBb clarinetj, Donna
Segroves iBb clarinetl, Susie Gardels lBb
clarinetj, Gwen Aslakson Ibassoonj, Cherie
Neill lBb clarinetf, JennU'er Kramer IBb clar-
inetf, Terry K usniakowski lBb clarinetl, Susie
Cable lBb clarinetl. Sixth row: Suzy Mast
fBb clarinetl, Tracy Koe fBb clarinetl, Dana
Kratz fBb clarinetl, Mark Spillman lBb clar-
inetf, Kirk Ritter IBb clarinetl, Ken Hart lBb
clarinetl, Todd Wilson IBb clarinetl. Seu-
enth row: Roger Miller fpercussionl, Jay
Guerra lpercussionl, Eric West fpercussionl,
Jeff Smith fpercussionl, Rusty Kettner lper-
cussionl, Jeff Rice lpercussionl, Gary Love
ldirectorf. Eighth row: Wynetta Massey
lcontra bass cl.1, JennU'er Holcomb falto
saxf, Misty Chenoweth falto saxl, Lori Park-
er lalto saxl, Tom Beebe K tenor saxl, Don
Jewett ftenor saxj, Pete Shinn Ibass clar-
inetl, Danny Reed Itrumpetl. Ninth row:
Jamie Jones Itrumpetf, Greg McCaughey
ftrumpetl, Jon Landrum ltrumpetl, Derk
Hawks ltrumpetf, Bill Brant Itrumpetf, Dave
Petet Itrumpetj, Brent Caswell ftrumpetl,
Steve Winship Itrumpetl. Back row: Bryan
Starr ftrumpetj, Darlene Town Itrumpetj,
Randy Bacus ltrumpetl, Christi Schell K trum-
petl. Ravmond Clnthipr lfmmnpn n,...,.
Pep Club, Front row: Jenny Holcomb
lpresidentl, Karen Martin lvice-presidentl,
Linda Quarti ltreasurerl, Robbie Makinen
lchairman of Rex's Raidersl, Susan Herrick
lsecretaryl, Teresa Pantoja lhistorianl, De-
Ana Haynes lparliamentarianl. Second row:
Kelly Davidson lmascotl, Lisa Kehring, Tracy
Horn, Cynthia McHenry, Trish Anderson,
Shelli Wahrenbrock, Randy Bentele lmale
yell leaderl. Third row: Gina Calvin, Tracy
Fletcher, Sherrie Grove, Traci Harbaugh,
Jodi Webber, Kellie Smith, Pam Case, An-
drea Sesler, Teresa Smith, Christy Houlihan,
Julie Passantino, Becky Berlekamp, Larrie
Miller. Fourth row: Sherri Delana, Suzanne
Adams, Kim Mclntosh, Lisa Dewey, Laurie
Blevins, Claudia Fox, Cinderella Kata, Kelley
Carter, Kathy Allin, Lisa Kuhn, Nancy Hunt-
singer, Pam Carteuille. FU'th row: JennUer
Fleming, Sheri Mawhiney, JamiHensen, Ter-
esa Belvin, Kerrie Knapp, Leisa Royle, Dar-
lene Beach, Melinda Kerns, Shelley McCain,
Kim Marin, Roxann McCain, Jennder Huff.
Sixth row: Angie Comstock, Deanna Snid-
er, Kyndra Brown, Tracy Reed, Michelle Mc-
Quinn, Michelle Blankenship, Jenny Bless-
man, Ginna Mayden, Stacey Ferree, Gret-
chen Mackey, Julie Lucas. Back row: Me-
lissa Miller, Becky El-Hosni, Michele Wright,
Kirri Smith, Kim Lavis, Chris Richardson,
Melissa Madson, Kim Downey, Melanie Bray-
field, Darlene Wishon, Melinda Spry, Kellie
NHS, Front row: Jim Aslakson, Susan
Young, Vicki VanRy, Laurie Smith, Brent
lnce, Mark DeYoung, Susan Scranton lsecre-
taryl, Chong Kim lpresidentl, Hugh Vest
lvice-presidentl, Sara Sandring ltreasurerj,
Michelle McQuinn, Shelli Wahrenbrock, Lisa
Kehring, Trisha Anderson, Laune Grove.
Second row: David Elliott, Wynetta Mas-
sey, Jenny Holcomb, Stephanie Wilson, Shel-
li Ashmore, Dana Little, Kelly Davidson, Tani
Stanke, Elizabeth Clough, Wade Stockton,
Stephen Sarratt, Kathlyn Day, Adrienne
Thornton, Deanna Snider. Third row: Vince
Rice, Vince Bond, Kent Spiers, Paula Cope-
land, Cathy Cohoon, Lisa Sutton, Scott Rid-
ings, Theresa Witthar, Monica Usrey, Lori
Sullivan, Mike Ahrens, Bruce Hamby, Martin
Heins, DiAnna Gibson, Phyllis Sloezen, Shar-
on Hatcher. Fourth row: Mark Huelse,
Mark SchUferdecker, Mary Wesley, Tracy
Reed, Angie Comstock, DeAna Haynes,
Gretchen Mackey, Susan Coleman, Cami
Molt, Jan Sperry, John Hayward, Julie Heid-
brief, Stan Williams, Elayna Evans. FUth
row: Kevin Matson, Pattie Thompson, Car-
rie Carter, Doug White, Ron Mackey, Brent
CasLvell, Jill Farnham, Rosemary Seiwald,
Geri Bisges, Kris Johnson, Jenny Waggoner,
Steve Warnock, Pam Kenney, Cherise
Payne, Cathy Murphy. Sixth row: Darlene
Town, Jamie Jones, Marjorie Kyle, Heidi
Hemmerlein, Jill Wear, Sherri Miller, Cindy
Durham, Carla Lindgren, Suzy Mast, There-
sa Bascio, Donna Segroves, Christi Schell,
Linda Kallmeier, Susie Cable, Sharon Bailey,
Cindy Magill. Seventh row: Mike Carr, Carl
Brogdon, Shelley VanMeter, Linda Quarti,
Peggy Buckner, Maura Daugherty, Cindy
Meyer, Jill Holsten, Melody Burns, Connie
Horner, Kelly Moore, Lana Ohap, Patty
Price, Terry Kuzniakowski. Back row: Rus-
sell Clothier, Jeff Warnock, Kathy Ballard,
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group pictures index
Rex's Raiders bring
The stands are relatively quiet. It is
game time. Suddenly 60 screaming boys,
dressed wildly, exit from the locker room.
During every home basketball game,
this make-shift pep squad, known as Rex's
Raiders, is sitting in its own section, cheer-
ing the Patriots on to victory.
The Raiders were the creation of sen-
ior Robbie Makinen, who was fed up with
the lack of school spirit.
"A bunch of guys used to sit up in the
corner and be wildf' Rob said. "We just
decided to give ourselves a namef,
The original name was the Verbal
Abuse Squad, but it tended to give the
group an air of rudeness and abusiveness.
"We didn't want this, so lseniorl Ken
Wicker gave the group the name Rex's
Raiders. We thought that the name would
be better accepteclf' Rob said.
The Raiders were dressed in a differ-
ent attire every game: robes, swimsuits,
and hats. They made signs, cheers and
various chants that go with the occasion.
"Most of our cheers are made up on
the spot, some are pretty wild - anything
to get the crowd involved," Rob said. "We
want the whole crowd rocking and yelling
for the team."
What is it like to be playing while eve-
ryone is yelling and screaming?
'Alt really psyches us up. l think it
helps us to play a lot better, knowing
there is a lot of support and enthusiasm
for us,', senior David Elliot said.
K'lt's really neat to hear everyone yell-
ing for us,', senior Kent Spiers said. "lt
gets us up to play. We like playing at
home better than away. Our fans are
All ofthe antics are done in jest with
no vulgarities, no obscenities, and no un-
"We are here to have fun and give
support, not to cause trouble," Rob con-
Above: The Raiders try to psyche out the opposition by using wild costumes and various chants prior to the
Buckner, Peggy 83, 177
Abney, Bill 90
Adair, Robert 176
Adams, Eric 190
Adams, Robert 190
Adams, Suzanne 90, 160, 164
Adkins, Alan 176
Admire, Pam 176
Adrales, Lodia 90, 164
AFS 86, 87
Ahloe, Loretta 176
Ahmu, Oliver 176
Ahrens, June 219
Ahrens, Mike 71, 83, 176
Akers, Janell, 78, 87, 92, 176
Albert, Elsie 214
Alexander, Mike 221
Allan, Stacie 164
Allee, Penny 112, 176
Allega, Dave 164
Allen, Doug 214
Allen, Janis 53, 190
Allen, Jolene 11, 64, 164
Allen, Jonell 90, 190
Allen, Melinda 164
Allin, Kathleen 68, 148, 160, 176
Allison, Mike 190
Alpakin, Enis 63, 86, 87, 92, 96, 190
Alsup, Jim 164
Alsup, Larry 190
Alsup, Mike 164
Alsup, Steve 190
Alumbaugh, William 190
Amadio, Doug 48, 51, 96
Anderson, Angie 190
Anderson, Gerry 164
Anderson, Greg 57, 151, 190
Anderson, Jennifer 68, 176
Anderson, Kevin 164
Anderson, King 214
Anderson, Laura 63, 115, 164
Anderson, Lee 119
Anderson, Lori 88, 176
Anderson, Scott 92, 176
Anderson, Trisha 25, 29, 42, 78, 79,
156, 160, 190
Andrews, Chris 119, 144
Andrews, Eric 124, 164
Anello, S. R. 164
Antoniello, Annette 142, 143, 176
Apela, Rati 221
Armburst, Janet 164
Arni, Tony 176
Arnone, Julie 190
Art 60, 61
Ash, Ken 119, 144, 190
Ashmore, Shelli 63, 64, 83, 84, 85
Aslakson, Gwen 71, 107, 164
Aslakson, Jim 83, 96, 190
Atchley, Robert 176
Atkinson, Tracy 115, 176
Ausmus, Pam 164
Austin, Jeffrey 88, 89, 151, 190
Austin, Kenny 136, 164
Austin, Lee 220
Austin, Scott 119, 120, 176
Auxier, Wendy 87, 164
Ayers, LeRoy 176
83, 87, 88, 126,
Babler, Susan 176
Bacus, Randy 68, 71,,176
Bailey, Sharon 63, 71, 83, 176
Bailey, Sheri 164
Bailey, Steve 119, 120, 121, 176
Bain, Bob 176
Bainter, Douglas 190
Baker, Carol 89, 164
Baker, Diana 190
Bakin, Tom 221
Ball, Melanie 87, 149, 176
Ballard, Kathy 63, 68, 71, 83, 190
Ballinger, Christina 176
Band, Junior Varsity 72, 73
Band, Varsity 70, 71 P N
Barbeck, Ron 119, 190
Barger, Gary 164
Barger, Lee 176
Barnes, Lynne 214
Barnett, Wilhelmina 96, 214
Barum, Michele 92, 165
Barreto, Tony 20, 190
Barron, Duane 66, 176
Bascio, Therese 71, 83, 176
Basketball IBoysl 130-137
Basketball lGirlsl 138-141
Batterton, Randy 165
Baze, Sherri 176
Beach, Darlene 87, 92, 149, 160, 164
Beach, Theresa 190
Beale, Laura 64, 165
Bean, Danny 66, 190
Beattie, Kelly 50, 95, 190
Beaver, Jill 149, 190
Beck, Becky 165
Beck, Damon 176
Beck, Jeff 19, 38, 39, 66, 84, 88, 89, 190
Becker, Darrin 63, 66, 190
Bedsworth, Josha 165
Beebe, Sharyl 176
Beebe, Tom 71, 119, 120, 144, 176
Bell, James 40, 176
Bell, Jenny 176
Bell, Mike 176
Bellew, Stephanie 190
Belvin, Theresa 160, 165
Belvin, Todd 123, 165
Bendure, Amanda 165, 168
Bennhohz, Betsy 87, 115, 165
Benson, Ted 176
Bentele, Randy 79, 155, 160, 190
Berlekamp, Becky 156, 157, 160, 165
Berlin, Rick 110, 214
Biesemeyer, Kim 165
Billington, Nancy 110
Biondo, Rachelle 190
Birch, Melody 64, 165
Birt, Larry 176
Bisges, Geri 81, 83, 107, 176, 178
Bisges, Susan 64, 107, 165
Bishop, Debbie 63, 92, 165
Bishop, Debbie 190
Bishop, Tim 190
Blain, Roland 191
Blankenship, Jeana 176
Blankenship, Michelle 67, 127, 159, 160,
Blankenship, Mike 66, 191 ' '
Blessman, Jenny 159, 160, 191
Blevins, Laurie 63, 71, 160, 165
Board, Julie 48, 95, 165
Bodenstab, Barry 123, 147, 165
Bodenstab, Tom 130, 131, 191
Boecker, Tamara 176
Bohanon, Jolaina 110, 111, 149, 176, 178
Boley, Mike 177
Bollinger, Scott 165
Bonadonna, David 191
Bond, Beth 81, 92, 165
Bond, Brad 66, 130, 131, 133, 191
Bond, Paul 48, 85, 95,,176
Bond, Vince 83, 94, 98, 191
Bonnier, Chris 165
Booker, Rechelle 165
Boos, Melissa 165
Bordeno, Joni 176
Borden, Julie 110
Boring, Chrissy 191
Bowen, Bob 191
Bowers, Lissa 165
Bowman, James 214
Box, Danny 96, 165
Boyd, Brady 176
Boyd, Kim 71, 165
Bozarth, Fred 211
Braby, David 191
Bradley, Theresa 63, 64, 191
Brady, Chris 165
Braley, Louis 214
Branstetter, Erik 191
Brant, Bill 71, 165
Braun, Chris 191
Brayfield, Melanie 159, 160, 176
Bredehoeft, Kent 152, 165
Bridel, Tina 191
Brewer, Lavon 176
Breyfogle, Eric 192
Bridges, Lois 221
Bridges, Missy 94, 192
Brinkmeyer, Sandy 94, 176
Brisbin, Sherri 192
Briseno, Michelle 90, 176
Brogdon, Qarl 7, 83, 95, 98, 192. 108
Brooks, Wayne 66, 192
Brown, Brenda 38, 84, 139, 192
Brown, Charles 176
Brown, Kyndra 159, 160, 176
Brown, LeRoy 212, 213
Brown, Mona 177
Brown, Phil 66, 120, 177
Brown, Shawn 123, 165
Browning, Kevin 192
Browning, Kim 177
Bruch, Judy 75, 215
Bruner, Cynthia 165
Bruner, Dennis 177
Bruner, Robert 192
Brunson, Ken 63, 192
Buchanan, Brian 123, 165
Buckley, Cindy 63, 64, 83, 88, 89, 192
Buesing, John 165
Bull, Celia 87, 88, 239
Bullard, Debbie 64, 177
Bulles, Jeff 59
Bullock, John 63, 96, 177
Burgess, Paula 165
Burleson, Shellie 177
Burns, Keith 192
Burns, Melody 71, 83, 114, 115
Burnette, Tina 165
Burnworth, Greg 177
Buro, Beth 165
Burroughs, Larry 177
Business 52, 53
Burrus, Danny 38, 192
Butler, Brad 165
Butler, Jeff 94, 98, 192
Button, Chris 23, 66, 192
Byrd, Angie 165
Byrd, Doug 192
Cable, Susie 71, 83, 177
Caccamo, James 221
Caldwell, Heather 110, 149, 177, 178
Caldwell, Stephanie 67, 177
Calfas, David 177
Calvin, Gina 64, 94, 148, 160, 177
Calvin, Troy 119, 193
Campbell, Chris 193
Campbell, Laura 148, 177
Campbell, Paul 178
Campbell, Rhonda 95, 125, 193
Campbell, Samantha 178
Campos, Toni 193
Cantrell, Mark 123, 165
Caples, Steve 152, 178
Capps, Rhonda 215
Carpenter, Jay 68, 178
Carpenter, Kim 178
Carr, Mike 83, 94, 98, 193
Carroll, Melody 193
Carson, Duane 165
Carson, Tanya 81, 103, 105, 165
Carter, Allen 193
Carter, Carrie 83, 114, 115, 178
Carter, Kelly 160, 165
Carter, Kelli 10, 84, 165
Carteville, Pam 160
Cartwright, Christine 193
Carver, Stacey 193
Case, Kyla 63, 64, 193
Case, Pam 92, 149, 156, 160, 165
Case, Steve 66, 193
Casper, Jodie 165
Castro, Chris 178
Caswell, Brent 63, 71, 83, 93, 178
Caton, Jody 193
Cavanaugh, Robert 193
Caviness, Carol 89, 149, 165
Caviness, Todd 178
Chamberlain, Nancy 85, 178
Chambers, Sherri 125, 193
Chap, Lana 178
Chapman, Floyd 221
Chapman, Sheri 64, 107, 139, 165
Chenoweth, Misty 48, 68, 71, 95, 178
Chenoweth, Nada 221
Chess Club 96
Childress, Daniel 48, 61, 95, 193
Childress, Steve 165
Christensen, Chris 48, 193
Christensen, Colin 178
Christensen, Merrily 221
Christian, Kay 219
Christian, Sandra 64, 94, 178
Christina, Lee 54, 193
Christie, Vicki 178
Choir, Concert 62. 63
Choir,'GirIs' 64, 65
Choir, Men's 66
Church, Stormy 193
Clark, Bonnie 128, 143, 165
Clark, Rhonda 165
Clark, Wendy 178
Clark, William 215
Clement, John 178
Clements, Fran 215
Clemons, Ron 215
Clifton, Kim 96, 165
Cline, Regina 178
Clinefelter, Scott 136, 165
Clinkenbeard, LaDonna 64, 165
Clifton, Kim 97
Clothier, Raymond 26, 27, 68, 164, 165
Clothier, Russell 25, 29, 30, 31, 50, 71, 78, 83, 87, 193
Clough, Liz 193
Clow, Randy 16, 87, 88, 165
Cobb, Jim 166
Cochran, Julie 178
Cochran, Tom 42, 193
Coe, Mike 178
Coffman, Don 215
Coffman, J. D. 123, 147, 166
Cohoon, Amy 10, 84, 87, 165
Cohoon, Cathy 83, 87, 193
Group starts each day
by sharing His word
Several students chose an alternative
way to spend their time before the 7:45
a.m. bell rang every morning. Approxi-
mately 15 people gathered in Room 202
before school to share problems, read
devotionals and pray.
English teacher King Anderson
viewed these meetings as a means of giv-
ing students and himself a positive way to
start off the day.
"lt's really an excellent way to begin
the day," he said. "It puts things into
perspective. It makes any problem or dif-
ficulty that I have seen small."
Senior Stephanie Bellew helped or-
ganize the group, her reason was to tell
others about God's love.
"My main purpose was for an out-
reach to people who didn't know God and
to provide a Bible study for everybody,
not only Christians, but everybody," she
Explaining the general format of each
morning, Stephanie said, "Usually Mr. An-
derson reads from the Bible. I try to get
devotional books and relate them to peo-
plefs lives. We have a time of sharing.
Then we take prayer requests and give
everybody a chance to tell us about it. We
have a time where you can pray aloud. If
you don't want to, you dorft have to."
Like Mr. Anderson, senior Ann
Heady also felt that the daily devotionals
gave her the chance to start the day off in
a positive way.
"It brightens up the day to start it out
in this way. It makes me feel like I have
something to live for each day," Ann said.
Junior James Bell found out about
the prayer group and started attending
with a friend.
"My friend and I heard about it and
thought we'd try it out. We as Christians
feel that there is no better way to start the
day off than by praying. We pray for each
other's needs. It can strengthen us spirit-
ually," he said.
James noticed a change in some of
his friends after they started going to the
"In some people I have seen a greater
fire. They used to walk down the halls
looking depressed. They would start going
to the prayer group, and I could see a
difference about them. I noticed a differ-
ence in attitudes because of it," he said.
With so many negative aspects
against teens today, young Christians find
it comforting to know that they can turn
to each other for spiritual help and gui-
dance when the pressures of daily life
"You know that if you have a prob-
lem, there are a lot of people that you can
talk tolabout it. There are a lot of people
an your side,'f senior Shelli Ashmore said.
Although the prayer group was organ-
ized for students, anyone that attends can
benefit from it, regardless of age.
"It's a real blessing to me. It's a real
encouragement to meet with Christian
young people," Mr. Anderson said.
"Anybody who has a desire to know
God's love should want to come to the
meetings because the people who meet in
my room before school love God, and
they are willing to share His love," he said.
Some students agree that praying before school
helps get the day off to a positive start.
Cohoon, Melissa 166
Coldsnow, Jill 92, 178
Cole, Sammie 149, 179
Coleman, Donald 179
Coleman, Susan 64, 83, 179
Colletti, Joe 193
Collins, Debbi 64, 179
Collins, Kevin 66, 94, 193
Collins, Robbie 166
Comer, Scott 193
Comstock, Angie 81, 83, 92, 159, 160, 193
Conde, Derek 26, 27, 58, 60, 89, 94, 98, 193
Celia finds new culture
When Celia Bull stepped off the plane
at KCI, she was surrounded by a vast,
new culture. Her new life in Independence
was hardly comparable to her home life in
"Priorities are really different. Cars
are a really big thing over here. If you
don't have a car, you don't have anything.
And boyfriends are really big, too. Also,
everyone goes to ballgames and movies
here. We don't do those things much in
Although Celia was too young to visit
the U.S. through the AFS program, she
was able to study in America through
friends of her mother.
"We came here in July to visit friends
of my mother. I had a year between high
school and college so I decided to spend it
in America. I thought it would give me a
chance to grow up a little, plus learn about
Despite the new environment, Celia
was able to pick up one of her favorite
pastimes in England: horseback riding.
"I get to ride three or four times a
week. I haven't got to compete as much
as I did in England because I haven't got
my own horse. Also, riding here is differ-
ent. I'm learning all over how to do it."
Conde, Dominic 36, 191, 193
Conner, Donna 67, 166
Conners, Scott 151, 193 '
Cook, John 66, 119, 120, 179
Cook, Lawrence 215
Cook, Lee 179
Cook, Karen 68, 166
Cooper, Darlene 221
Cope, Steve 10, 84, 166
Copeland, James 179
Copeland, Paula 83, 193
Copenhaver, Garry 193
Copenhaver, Gloria 92, 166
Cordle, Dan 144, 145, 193
Corliss, Leslie 166
Cornwell, Mike 166
Corteville, Bill 119, 120, 166, 179
Corzine, Allen 193
Coskey, George 82, 215
Coughenour, Lori 193
Coughenour, Mike 179
Counti, Phil 166
Courier, Carol 193
Courtney, Christele 179
Courtwarming 128, 129
Cox, Elaine 166
Cox, Mike 166
Cox, Nancy 194
Cox, Norman 94, 98, 215
Crabtree, Tim 50, 119, 120, 179
Craig, Doug 136, 166
Craig, Jeff 94, 194
Craig, Julie 179
Even with the complete change of
scenery, adjustments were not a problem
"I adjusted pretty well. I went through
the homesick stage that everyone goes
through. That's the period when you think
you're no longer being treated like a guest,
but a member of the family."
One factor that made Celia's adjust-
ment easy was her ability to make friends.
"I knew I could make friends easily. If
I had thought I wouldn't be able to, I
wouldn't have come over here."
She found her stay in the United
States exciting and a good learning expe-
rience, but Celia still favors England.
"I like it here. I'd like to come back to
visit, but I prefer England. I like the things
we do there. I think itis more fun."
Above: With a year between high school and col-
lege, Celia Bull Irightl spends a year away from her
home in England. She and her host sister, Sara
Landers Ileftl, spend much of theirfree time horse-
back riding together.
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Crain, Linda 194
Crain, Tina 166 CKY
'Crawford, Jerry 194 5,
Crew, Jerry 66, 144, 194 vga 4
Cross, Cheryl 194 L QQ-ff
Cross Country 108-111
Cross, Mark 194
Crouch, Bob 220
Crow, Stuart 166
Croxton, Neil 71, 94, 98, 194
Cruwell, Sharon 179
Cureton, Don 166
Dacy, Bill 166
Dacy, Chris 94
Dady, Bill 166
Daleo, Mike 166
Danzo, Angela 47, 67, 92, 179
Datweiler, Danny 166
'Dauer, Gary 71, 166
Daugherty, Maura 83, 87, 90, 92, 179
Daugherty, Sandra 179
Davidson, Edmond 215
Davidson, Kelly 20, 23, 38, 63, 64, 83, 84, 88, 93, 160
Davies, Travis 63, 123
Davis, Christina 112, 194
Davis, Donna 194
Davis, Kelly 194
Davis, Laura 194
Davis, Mark 57, 194
Davis, Rick 194
Davis, Roger 147, 166
Davis, Shelly 166
Davis, Tammy 179
Day, Anthony 166
Day, Kathlyn 37, 48, 83, 8
Day, Patty 179
Dean, Terri 68, 71, 179
Deckard, Renee 179
Dehoney, Serena 194
4, 85, 87, 89, 95, 194
Delana, Sherri 160, 165
Delana, Terri 166, 179
Demark, Tom 215
Dempsey, Tim 89, 179
Denham, Fred 179
Denney, Scott 166
Deschesnes, Rhonda 179
Deschesnes, Tina 94, 194
DeSelms, Jack 59, 215
Detiller, Chantel 179
Dewey, Lisa 43, 48, 87, 88, 95, 160, 166
Dever, Denis 194
DeYoung, Mark so, 36, 37, si, ss, 84, ss, 89, 151,
Diaz, Tina 179
Dickerson, Denise 85, 179
Dickerson, Duane 89
Dickinson, Robbi 194
Dieckoff, Robert 166
Dillard, Tanya 194
Dinsmore, Jerry 215
Dinwiddie, Donald 94, 179
Dischong, Thelma 194
Dod, David 66, 68, 151, 194
Dod, Debbie 64, 85, 149, 179
Dodson, Bryan 179
Donahue, Darrin 194
Doney, Joe 194
Donnell, Alex 66, 166
Donnice, Louis 96, 179
Donovan, Jerry 194
Doss, Diana 58, 64, 95, 194
Doss, Marcy 194
Doughty, Sean 166
Doughty, Tim 194, 204
Dowdall, Debbie 74, 166
Dowell, Hubert 119, 179
Dowell, Jeffrey 10, 166
Dowell, Stacy 64, 179
Dowell, Stella 64, 179
Downey, Jonas 166
Downey, Kim 159, 160, 179
Drama 44, 45
Drayer, Kelly 166
Drinkwater, William 94, 98, 215
Drumwright, Michelle 67, 194
Dube, Becky 166
Duffett, Tim 166
Dummitt, Alta 221
Duncan Larry 66, 179
Duncan Tammy 179
Dunham, Phillip 82, 215
Dummitt, Perry 17:
Du Ree, Alison 179
Fowler, Mark 119, 120, 180
Fox, Claudia 64, 65, 160, 167
Durham, Cindy 28, 38, , 84, 90, 103, 105, 139, 141,
Durnell, Mary 194
Durst, David 166
Durst, Suzanne 179
Francis, Merideth 215
Franco, Mark 180
Franklin, Kent 66, 180
Freeze, Phillip 96, 123, 167
French, Carol 64, 167
French Club 92
French, Helen 211
French, Rita 95, 196
Eades, Bobby 144, 194
Earhart, Nick 166 i
Earhart, Rich 195
Eckhardt, Jim 166
Eckman, Matt 123, 147, 166
Edie, De Ambra 166
Edmondson, Martha 221
Edwards, Scott 63, 71, 180
Eiken, Nancy 87, 92, 95, 195
Ekland, Ray 221
Elgin, Karen 88, 89, 195
El-Hosni, Becky 95, 159, 160, 195
Elliot, David 37, 81, 83, 84, 131, 132,
Ellis, :John 180
Elrick, Ross 152, 166
Enfield, Keith 119, 180
English 34, 35
Enke, Robin 45, 195
Esery, Jon 123, 166
Etter, Dayna 195
Evans, David 180
Evans, Debbie 67, 195
Evans, Doug 116, 119, 126, 195
Evans, Elayna 64, 83, 93, 180
Evans, Jon 180
Evans, Shirley 166
Jan 67, 68
Melody 64, 196
Gamble, John 152, 164, 167
Ganaden, Teresa 110, 111, 149,
Gannaway, Richard 196
Gannaway, Tammy 67, 87, 196
Garcia, Jesse 92, 180
Gardels, Cindy 71, 107, 167
Gardels, Susie 71, 107, 167
Garland, Larry 94
Gates, Jeff 167
Geier, Jon 180
Gentry, Mike 196
George, Deanna 221
George, Randy 180
George, William 180
Gerdts, Brock 196
Gerrard, Leslie 68, 69, 167
Giandalia, Tina 167
Fanara, Angela 194
Fanara, Tony 166
Fansher, Greg 118, 119, 195
Farley, Robert 168, 180
Farnham, Jill 64, 83, 93, 180
Farris, Dennis 90, 180
Fenner, Jann 38, 83, 84, 195
Ferree, Stacey 67, 159, 160, 195
Fields, Kevin 119, 195
Fields, Larry 123, 166
Fikki, Gloria 196
Fischer, Brad 152, 166
Flaigle, John 166
Fleming, Jennifer 63, 89, 160, 166
Flesner, Jerry 196
Fletcher, Tracy 64, 92, 156, 160, 180
Forbes, Tracy 167
Forbis, David 196
Ford, Debbie 196
Ford, Jean Ann 23, 49, 105, 139, 143, 180
Ford, Jeff 66, 196
Fordham, Thad 196
Foreign Language 40, 41
Fortman, Jill 23, 41, 63, 92, 167
Fortner, Kelly 123, 144, 167
Foster, Lori 94, 180
Foudree, Mark 130, 134, 135, 180
Giarraputo, Steve 66, 119, 180
Gibson, Bill 123, 146, 147, 167
Gibson, DiAnna 31, 83, 87, 196
Gilges, Keith 180 V
Gilges, Kevin 196
Gill, Kim 196 A
Gimmarro, Tim 167
Girls' Glee 67
Given, Paul 196
Glidewell, Kim 180
Goade, Tina 167
Godfrey, Dan 196
Godfrey, Tom 119, 197
Goff, Dan 180
Gonzales, Bill 84, 167
Goodwin, Charby 64, 67, 197
Gorden, Carla 197
Gorden, Larry 66, 87, 95, 197
Gordey, Gary 167
Gordon, Ron 92, 167
Gore, Amy 81, 87, 92, 197
Gouldsmith, Eric 90, 167
Grabb, DeeDee 64, 180
Graham, Fred 180
Graham, Shelia 197
Gramlich, David 59, 63, 94, 98,
Gran, Jeff 151, 197
Grantjam, Linda 215
Graves, Helen 221
Gray, Joey 66, 168
Gray, Randy 180
Green, Brigitte 180
Green, Jamie 68, 71, 197
Green, Jim 90, 197
Green, Tim 98, 180
Greenfield, Grant 123, 168
Greenfield, Rhonda 67, 197
'Greer, Jeff 168
Gregg, Crystal 168
Gregory, Tracy 168
Gregovich, Jill 168
Gregovich, Lynn 197
Griep, Chris 197
Griffin, Amy 143, 168
Griffin, Danny 57, 108, 197
Griffith, Linda 215
Griffith, Shelly 148, 159, 180
Gross, Laura 148, 168
Gross, Roger 197
Grotenhuis, Ron 168 U
Grove, Laurie 83, 129, 159, 168, 197
Grove, Sherrie 87, 88, 156, 160
Guerra, Jay 63, 71, 93
Guffey, Nathan 94
Gunlock, Steve 168
Guzman, Cathy 168
Haase, Tony 168
Hass, David 83, 123, 168
Haas, Jennifer 4, 92, 197, 200
Haefele, Annie 180
Hafner, Mark 131, 197
Hageman, Lisa 180
Hahn, Carole 148, 180
Hahn, Craig 168
Haight, Tripp 119, 197
Hall, Cheryl 180
Hall, Lori 168
Hall, Troy 168
Hallfeid, Sue 180
Halloway, Andy 94, 197
Halsey, Doug 180
Ham, Brian 197
Hamby, Bruce 45, 48, 81, 83, 94, 95, 96,
Hancock, Brent 48, 92, 180
Handley, Bob 215
Handley, Jeff 94, 197
Hanrahan, Mike 123, 147, 168
Hanrahan, Tom 197
Hanson, Phyllis 219
Harbough, Traci 10, 84, 156, 168, 160
Hardon, Vicki 67, 197
Harlow, Nisan 180
Harms, Cindy 197
Hauns, Randy 11, 83
Harper, Kelly 197
Harrington, Debbie 168
Harris, Chuck 51, 102, 215
Harris, Scott 152, 180
Harrison, Christine 43, 84, 88, 168
Harrison, David 169
Harrison, Doug 197
Hart, Ken 71, 197
Hartley, Mark 197
Hartsell, Georganna 95, 197
Harvey, Shelly 92, 106, 107, 149, 180
Hatcher, Sharon 83: 197
Hawkins, Rachelle 67, 169
Hawks, Derk 71, 180
Hawthorn, Randy 180
Hayner, Kim 169
119, 120, 180
Haynes, DeAna 81, 83, 88, 89, 159, 160, 180
Hayward, Debby 169
Hayward, John 83, 96, 180
Hazebrigg, Don 169
Heady, Ann 197
Hedrick, Bobby 71, 119, 181
Hedrick, Wes 169
Heidbrier, Julie 68, 69, 83, 181
Heins, Martin 83, 181
Hemmerlien, Heidi 83, 92, 181
Henderson, John 215
Henderson, Kathy 198
Hendrick, Bobby 120
Hendricks, Danny 119, 120, 121, 181
Hendrix, Lyndia 219
Henley, Laura 149, 181
Henley, Robert 211
Hennier, Larry 10, 108
Henry, Mary Beth 169
Hepting, Beverly 198
Hernandez, Rosanne 198
Herndon, Bill 10, 84, 169
Herren, Debbie 67, 18.1
Herrick, Ebby 169 n
Herrick, Susan 64, 81, 160, 181
Herring, Lori 169
Hess, Brenda 169
Hess, Suzy 37, 63, 84, 95, 198
Hessefort, James 169
Hessenflow, Alicia 181
Hibdon, Tim 169
Hickert, Greg 169
Hickert, John 198
Hickman, Mike 169
Hiebert, Bryan 181
High, Kim 67, 198
Hile, Pete 115, 141, 215
Hill, Bobbie 94, 198
Hill, Lisa 198
Hills, Anne 37, 181
Hills, Shane 14, 198
Hobbs, Greg 94, 198
Hodges, Mike 169
Hodges, Monica 198
Hodges, Virginia 198
Hoel, Mary 181
Hoffine, Margie 67, 87, 149, 198
Hoffman, Darlene 92, 169
Hoffman, Janet 64, 198
Hogue, John 198
Holcomb, Brian 71, 119, 120, 152,
Holcomb, Jenny 16, 21, 24, 25, 63,
88, 89, 93, 160, 161, 198
Holderman, Brian 181
Holderness, Todd 61, 90, 119, 198
Holliday, Tracy 89, 90, 148, 181
Holliday, Sara 88, 89
Holliway, Jane 215
Holloway, Andy 98
Holm, James 116, 118, 119
Holman, Debbie 190
Holsten, Jill 83, 92, 181
Holt, Mary 198
Holwick, Frank 212, 213
Homecoming 126, 127
Home Economics 56, 57
Hood, Vickie 215
Hopper, Bill 122, 216
Hopkins, Kim 95, 198
Horn, Paula 169
Horn, Tracy 44, 89, 149, 160, 198
Horner, Connie 48, 83, 95, 181
Hosack, Allen 169
Hosack, Mike 198
Hotalling, Susan 92, 169
Hough, Steven 169
Houk, Steve 169
Houlihan, Christy 156, 160, 169
Houston, Joe 132, 134, 135, 182
71, 78, 80, 83, 87,
Howard, Brian 30, 31, 38, 49, 83, 84, 119, 195, 198
Howard, Genevieve 86, 216
Howard, Jon 169
Howard, Kim 11, 89, 94, 198
Howard, Kristi 63, 155, 182
Howard, Rebecca 11, 182
Howe, Jeff 131, 198
Howerton, Bedar 169
Hoy, Mike 169
Hoye, Bobby 169
Hubble, Floyd 87, 96, 216
Huddleston, Tammy 85, 92, 169
Huelse, Mark 83, 131, 198
Huff, Jennifer 160, 169
Huff, Kevin 66, 182
Huff, Kim,169 '
Huffman, Scott 131, 135, 169
Huffon, Emma 221
Hughes, Darrell 182
Hunter, Al 87, 216
Hunter, Larry 198
Huntsinger, Nancy 89, 160, 169
Hurd, Michelle 63, 95, 198, 228
Hurst, Jeff 232
lnbody, Mark 167
Ince, Brent 83, 89, 151, 198, 200
Industrial Arts 58, 59
Steve 96, 182
Jackson, Gerald 87, 216
Jackson, Kenneth 119, 120, 182
Jackson, Walter 198
Jacobs, Janet 169
Jakobe, Mark 169
Jakobe, Scott 169
Ann 64, 169
Jim 55, 198
Jarmin, Jeanne 148, 182
Jarmin, Joan 148, 182
Kalhorn, Rhea 47, 216
Kallmeier, Linda 64, 83, 90, 199
Karas, Debbie 199
Kata, Cindy 67, 160, 169
Kata, Pelenaise 199
Katz, Doug 199
Keedwell, Danny 169
Keeland, Sharon 216
Keene, Chris 119, 120, 151, 178, 183
Kehring, Chris 83, 169
Kehring, Lisa 160, 199
Keil, George 199
Kelley, Glen 183
Kelley, Mary 169
Kelly, Sean 147, 169
Kempf, Michele 199
Kendall, Sarah 199
Kennedy, Sam 199
Kenney, Pam 45, 81, 83, 89, 92, 183
Ker, Robin 183
Kerly, Cindy 35, 87, 92, 95, 199
Kerns, Melinda 48, 68, 95, 160, 169
Kesner, Bart 71, 199
Ketchum, Scott 183
Kettner, Rusty 71, 200
Kiha, Tammy 169
Kilgore, Pam 200
Kim, Chong 37, 82, 83, 85, 87, 92, 200
Kim, Song 81, 144, 183
Kim, Yon 48, 81, 85, 87, 92, 95, 170
Kimbell, Joe 66
King, Jim 119, 183
King, Russell 200
Kinne, Brian 144
Kinney, Danny 63, 87, 88, 147, 183
Kinnison, Brenda 170
Kiper, Charles 183
Jarnagin, Monica 75, 92, 169
Jarvis, Marley 68, 110, 149, 169
Jennings, Chris 182
Jennings, Jeff 154, 155, 182
Jensen, Jami 88, 169
Jeske, Steve 63, 169
Jewett, Don 71, 169
Johann, Karen 38, 67, 83, 84, 198
John, Scott 123, 169
Beverly 220, 221
Kari 67, 182
Kristin 148, 169
Kristina 63, 64, 83, 115, 182
Johnson, Robin 92, 148, 182
Johnson, Steve 198
Johnson, Sue 67, 128, 199
Johnson, Terry 119
Johnson, Tom 119, 120
Johnson, Wendy 182
Jones, Brad 108, 182
Jones, Cheryl 67, 182
Jones, Gary 63, 169
Jones, Joan 87, 216
Jones, Jamie 38, 39, 71, 83, 199
Jones, Kelly 169
Jones, Kim 110, 143, 169
Jones, Rhonda 97, 182
Jones, Richard 199
Jones, Stacey 169
Jones, Tammy 182
Justus, J. J. 90, 106, 107, 183
Kirkpatrick, Sherry' 200
Kirmse, Kevin 170
Kirmse, Kurt 170
Kite, Richard 170
Klaassen, David 89, 94, 200
Klimt, Kurt 200
Knapp, Cherie 170, 200
Knight, Tim 200
Knox, Bobby 55, 200
Koe, Tracy 71, 110, 143, 170
Koechmer, Amy 170
Koftan, Sheila 183
Kohl, David 183
Konopasek, Karla 170
Korinex, Chris 183
Kramer, Jennifer 71, 107, 139, 14
Kramer, Kim 68, 149, 170
Kratz, Dana 71, 200
Kubli, Kaye 183
Kuenne, Karen 170
Kuhn, David 183
Kuhn, Lisa 92, 160, 183
Kuhnert, Troy 183
Kurbin, Keith 183
Kurbin, Kevin 224
Kuske, Jeff 170
Kuzniakowski, Beverly 219
Kuzniakowski, Terry 71, 83, 183
Kyle, Marjorie 48, 83, 87, 95, 183
Kytle, Karey 139, 200
Justice, Steve 183
Kackley, Vince 94, 199
Laber, Craig 10, 147, 170, 200
Laber, Larry 200
Lady, Roger 183
Lafferty, Deanna 67, 94, 183
Lalla, Nancy 170
Lance, Ryan 2001
Landers, David -123, 170
Landers, Sara 63, 92, 181, 183, 239
Landes, Paul 183
Landrum, Jon 63, 71, 170
Langton, David 123, 136, 164, 170
Lanning, Wayne 183
Lappohn, Denise 72, 73, 170
Lara, Henry 152, 170
Lathrop, Carl 201
Laughlin, Doug 201
Lavis, Kim 159, 160, 201
Lawson, Dena 170
Leaf, Shirley 221
Lee, Eugene 201
Lee, Ginger 110, 170
Leeper, Doug 183
Leibold, Shellie 201
Lemley, Steve 123, 170
Leonard, Bill 170
Leonard, Richard 201
Lester, David 201
Levens, Scott 147, 170
LeVota, Phil 178, 183
Lewis, Monica 148, 170
Lewis, Nancy 216
Lewis, Valeria 170, 183
Lierman, Richard 201
Light, Susan 63, 64, 66, 201
Lightner, Rod 108, 170
Lilly, Cyndi 170
Lindgren, Carla 68, 71, 83, 201
Lindley, Michele 170
Link, Sandy 147, 170
Linson, Lisa 128, 139, 143, 170
Little, Dana 48, 63, 83, 90, 95, 183
Lippe, Elsie 221
Littleton, Natalie 183
Lockwood, Chris 170
Lockwood, Jack 23, 117, 119, 183
Lockwood, Troy 183
Logsdon, Joe 183
Long, Robby 170
Love, Gary 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 216
Lowderman, Linda 22, 78, 183
Lowe, Renee 64, 103, 105, 201
Lowrey, David 92, 183
Lucas, Julie 64, 159, 160, 201
Lucas, Rhonda 88, 89
Lukens, Craig 155, 183
Luncelord, Lynn 201
Lunsford, Craig 92,183
Lutes, Lisa 63, 92, 183
Lynch, Kim 148, 182, 183
Lyon, Brad 23, 131, 201
Lyons, Lou 216
Mack, Colleen 216
Mackey, Gretchen 64, 83, 92, 159, 160,
Mackey, Ron 31, 38, 63, 83, 84, 201
Mackey, Sue 63, 170, 171
Macklin, Daren 108, 109, 184
MacPherson, Paul 63, 68, 184
Maddox, Mike 201
Maclson, Melissa 63, 92, 159, 160, 184
Magill, Cindy 20, 63, 71, 73, 83, 89, 201
Magruder, Lori 92, 170
Maher, Ray 216
Main, Cheryl 149, 184
Makinen, Robbie 80, 119, 160
Makinen, Shelly 170
Malcolm, Kurt 123, 170
Malloy, Kevin 184
Mallory, Tammy 184
Malone, Evon 221
Maloney, Joe 66, 119, 201
Mural adds new color
to cafeteria atmosphere
During third quarter, the cafeteria
was transformed into a plush, contem-
porary restaurant. The Art department's
mural was designed to give the student a
feeling of dining in a penthouse, overlook-
ing a cityscape.
To tackle a 48 foot wide wall is no
easy task. Last year's contender, Pepin
Conde, was unable to finish his fork and
spoon design. A
"This year, we had 11 people working
on it," said art teacher Janice Malott. "It is
the first mural we have done as a class
project. The estimated completion date is
March 12. The students will not get their
grades until it's done." I
Senior Cindy Durham takes credit
for its conception. Senior Larry Miller
devised the skyline idea and did all the
The perspective and detail were very
important on such a large project. Only
lengths of chalked string were long enough
to designate straight lines. Close attention
was paid to the fine crystal and cutlery.
Seniors John Wilkinson, Dana Shoe-
maker, and junior Dana Little worked on
an independent mural, a waterfall, outside
the choir room.
Malott, Janice 60, 216
Malott, Mike 170
Malott, Paula 184
Mancini, Chris 201
Mandacina, Joe 37, 119, 201
Manning, Susan 148, 170
Mansfield, Lisa 184
Mansfield, Steve 170
Manspeaker, Sherry 184
, Manthe, Lisa 87, 88, 184
Marshall, David 170
, Monty 184
, Cindi 63, 72, 115, 170
, Karen 94, 160, 161
Kim 160, 170
Manuel, Marian 216
Martinez, Julie 87
Massey, Kyle 170
Massey, Wynetta 63, 71, 82, 83,
Mast, Jeff 170
Mast, Suzy 38, 68, 71, 83, 201
Mata, Danny 184
Math 50, 51
Matson, Kerry 170
Matson, Kevin 83, 201
Matthews, Mark 4, 201
Mawhiney, Sheri 92, 160, 170
May, Denise 170
Mayden, Ginna 159, 160,201
Mayer, David 66, 170
Mayo, Kipp 73, 170, 175
87, 88,112,113, 201
"The waterfall has a surprise element,
a couple canoeing, about to plunge over
the edge of the falls," said John.
Both murals were chosen by Princi-
pal LeRoy Brown from the several designs
that were submitted.
"A lot of other area high schools have
murals," senior Derek Conde said. "Art
plays an important part in our culture."
"It is sort of a rebirth for Truman,"
said John. "It sure beats the prison look!'l
Art students work on the mural in the cafeteria.
Mayse, Dana 201
McArthur, Bryan 201
McCain, Roxann 126, 160, 170
McCain, Shelley 87, 88, 160
McCandless, Sandy 184
McCarty, Bill 184
McCartney, Lisa 44, 89, 90, 201
McCaughey 71, 170
McCollum, Delorse 71, 92, 201
McClain, Paul 89, 151, 201
McConnell, Annie 92, 184
McCoy, Nancy 64, 88, 170
McCulley, Gary 131, 184
McCulley, Greg 63, 66, 201
McCulley, Terry 184
McDaniel, Theresa 67, 184
McEriers, Karen 85, 170
McGee, Tina 184
McGinness, Caren 48, 90, 95, 201
McGovern, Mary Ann 87, 216
Computer Science Club
caters to new interest
Interest has laid the foundation for a
new club this year.
"Computers are where the interest is
and for a first year club, we've got a lot of
interest," Chuck Harris, computer science
The purpose of the club includes
spreading interest and giving the members
the chance to exchange programming
"It has been very helpful to me," jun-
ior John Bullock said. "It hurt during the
musical because so many people couldn't
The computer science club has six microcompu-
ters and two IBM terminals to use. They are hoping
to add another one.
McHenry, Bob 216
McHenry, Cynthia 38, 89, 154, 155, 160, 201
McIntosh, Kim 160, 171
McKee, Michelle 92, 171
McMahon, Angel 201
McMahon, Kathy 149, 184
McPherson, Ken 184, 202
McPherson, Kevin 66
McQuinn, Michelle 31, 37, 83, 84, 87, 92, 137, 159,
160, 171, 202
McQuinn, Scott 10, 136
McRoberts, Sue 202
McSwain,, Greg 10, 171
McVay, Sharon 202!
Medlin, Mark 202
Medlin, Tracy 88, 171
Meier, Carla 90, 202
Meier, Julie 202
Meier, Karen 171
Meier, Lisa 88, 171
Mendicki, Lynne 63, 64, 202
Mercado, Eric 202, 203
Merrell, Laura 64, 68, 202
come, but I think that we are going to get
it all together soon."
The computer science club met infor-
mally every Friday. These meetings gave
members a little extra time to work with
the computers or just to play a few games.
"It is a good time to play and work
both," junior David Wildschuetz said.
Activities of the club included par-
ticipation in a computer contest in Mary-
"We were hoping to have some sort
of contest of our own, but we never got it
organized," Harris said.
The goal of the club was to raise
enough money to buy a new computer for
the school. The club sold candy dishes,
biorhythms and tax services to help raise
the money. By the end of January, they
had S400 towards their S900 goal.
"I was a little disappointed because I
thought that there was too much playing
around, but I was also pleased to have a
club altogether," vice-president Daren
"I am glad that we were able to start
the club this year," president Ron Mackey
said. "I only wish that we had more time to
do all the things that we had planned."
an, Brian 184
Monk, Sherri 64, 95, 171
Moon, Keith 66
Moon, Randy 171
Moore, Jennifer 184
Moore, Kelly 48, 83, 95, 96, 184
Moore, Wayne 184
Morain, Darlene 202
Morain, June 148, 171
nd, Brian 171
Morerod, Troy 24, 25, 66
Morerod, Zane 66, 155, 202
Morley, Marjorie 216
Morlok, Bob 63, 66, 202
Morrill, Scott 171
Morris, Ray 211
Morris, Robert 155, 202
Mulliken, Ken 123, 136, 171
Mullins, Rachel 184
Murphy, Cathy 83, 92, 202
Murphy, Debbie 184
Murphy, Kevin 90, 202
Murphy, Susan 71, 88, 172
Murray, James 202
Murray, Thelma 172
Muster, Lisa 48, 95, 172
Mutti, Marty 71, 88, 184
Shawn 95, 96, 119, 184
Andrea 95, 202
Nance, Bill io, 172
Napier, Lisa 67, 172
Naudet, Charles 216
Naughe, Norman 10, 172
Merrell, Troy 171
Meyer, Cindy 83, 126, 178, 184
Meyer, Lori 202
Meyer, Marsha 184
Meyers, Bret 202
Meyers, Shawn 96, 119
Robert 171 '
, Alice 219
, Andrea 184
Bob 87. 90
I Chris 151, 184
Miller, Kevin 116, 119, 126, 202
Miller, Jeanne 211
Miller, Larrie 63, 156, 160, 171
, Larry 60, 90, 202
, Laura 48, 63, 95, 110, 202
, Lisa 171
, Melissa 158, 159, 160, 184
Roger 71, 171
Miner: scoff ea, 184
Miller, Sherri 83, 104, 105, 138, 1
Miller, Virginia 216
schultz, Jim 202
Milum, Laura 184
Mitchell, Brian 83, 151, 202
Mitchell, Jeff 90, 94, 184
Mitchell, John 94, 184
Mitchell, Paula 38, 202
Mitchell, Rhonda 171
Miyamoto, Cathy 202
Mizer, Karen 63, 171
Cami 38, 83, 84, 85, 202
Neal, Milton 116, 119, 155,202
Neighbors, Scott 172
Neill, Cherie 71, 172
Nelson, Charles 95, 216
Nelson, Curtis 131, 132, 202
Nelson, Jeff 184
Nerman, Sandy 64, 172
Nesbitt, Butch 63, 66, 200, 202
Netherton, Angie 202
Newport, Kerry 119, 120, 182
NHS 82, 83
Nicholson, Jason 202
Nickle, Greg 184
Nickle, Kevin 83, 184
Nichola, Julie 203
Noelker, Cheryl 107, 184
Noland, Holly 63, 64, 66, 203
Noland, Nikki 49, 110, 143, 184
O'Dell, Dennis 184
Ohap, Lana 83
O'Hara, Kristine 67, 184
Olinger, Gayle 184
Orchestra 68, 69
Orlando, Jovita 203
Ormsbee, Dawnette 203
Osborn, Norman 211
Ottens, Donna 184
Owens, Martha 216
Oyler, Brad 66, 203
Pace, Scott 81, 87, 92, 94, 98, 203
Pack, Danny 123, 172
Pack, Gladys 221
Pack, Jim 221
Page, Miles 10, 172
Palmer, Greg 63, 88, 89, 90, 199, 203
Pantoja, Teresa 160, 185
Paris, Bruce 184
Paris, John 123, 152, 172
Park, Kim 92, 1972
Parker, Angela 172
Parker, Emily 203
Parker, Lori 107, 143, 172, 203
, Todd 58, 94, 98, 203
, Dan 203
, Doug 203
, Emory 211
, LeRoy 221
Parsons, Beth 172
Passantino, Julie 87, 92, 149, 156, 160, 164, 172
Paton, Brooke 23, 86, 87, 92, 203
Patterson, Dawn 203
Patterson, Kyle 66
Pattison, Kim 64, 172
Patton, Kelly 90, 94. 204
Roger 121, 216
Paul, Dennis 185
Paulson, Nancy 185
Payne, Cherise 63, 67, 71, 83, 204
Peiker, Kim 66, 172
Pelletier, Bill 88, 89, 204
Pence, Ronnie 119, 131, 204
Pendergrass, Carter 173
Pendleton, Kim 173
Pennel, Cheri 204
Pennel, Christi 81, 85, 87, 185
Pennell, Lana 67, 204
Penrod, David 26, 27, 88, 185
Pep Club 160, 161
Petentler, Todd 173
Peters, Wendy 90, 149, 191, 204
Peterson, Cathy 185
Petet, Dave 71, 173
Phelps, Jim 108, 173
Phelps, Laurie 149, 204
Phelps, Scott 185
Pier, Lorrain 67, 185
Pierce, Angi 204
Piercey, Kimberly 173
Piker, Dana 204
Piker, Jim 108
Physical Education 74, 75
Pittman, David 66, 204 1
Plain, Nancy 204
Plake, Steve 58, 94, 98, 119, 204
Ploeger, Donnie 50, 205
Ploeger, Steven 152, 185
Ploeger, Todd 173
Poindexter, Dana 64, 94, 205
Polacekq-Jeff 185 '
Polacek, Julie 94, 185
Pollard, Jim 205
Pool, Shelia 216
Porter, Faith 217
Porter, Jenny 37, 84, 205
Portlance, Steve 173
Posler, Tracy 185
Postnikoff, Judith 185
Poteet, Eva 221
Powder Puff 124, 125
Power, Rhonda 75, 173
Powers, Steve 96, 205
Preator, Chad 186
Premoe, Kitty 173
Preston, Robin 186
Presley, Danny 48, 96, 205
Presley, Scott 96
Presley, Melissa 148, 173
Price, Landon 173
Price, Patty 56, 83, 186
Prock, Bryan 173
Pruetting, Mike 37, 116, 119, 205
Pryor, Darla 186
Publications 38, 39
Puckett, Lori 186
Puckett, Russell 173
Pursley, Michele 88
Qualls, Duane 211
Quarti, Linda 83, 87, 88, 160, 186
Quick, Scott 88, 205
Quill and Scroll 84 .. . ., .,
Quinn, Stacy 94
Rabideau, Julie 205
Raffurty, Jamie 173
Ragan, Pat 10, 173
Ragusa, Theresa 221
Ramirez, Annette 186
Randolph, Judy 205
Rea, Pat 173
Regan, Patricia 221
Rector, Johannie 173
Reddell, Jina 205
Reddell, Sonya 67, 139, 205
Reed, Danny 71, 173
Reed, Dennis 136
Reed, Patty 63, 85, 173
Reed, Tracy 36, 37, 83, 84, 159, 160, 205
Reid, Anne 205
Reimer, Kanet 173
Rellihan, Kim 186
Rellihan, Phil 38, 83, 84, 119, 205
Renfro. Laura 173
Reyes, Roger 119, 120, 186
Rhea, April 173
Rhoads, Nancy 173
Rice, Casilda 217
Rice, Jeff 68, 71, 186
Rice, Vince 83, 92, 186
Richardson, Chris 67, 159, 160, 186
Richardson, Mike 205
Ricketson, Jeff 119, 205
Ridings, Scott 49, 83, 92, 186
Ridings, Sue 217
Rieder, Judy 67, 205
Rife, Lisa 95, 205
Rigly, Craig 88, 152, 173
Rigg, Marc 186
Riggs, Bobby 186
Riley, Stan 186
Rinehart, Karen 63, 1-73
Rinella, Angela 205
Rinella, John 186
Risinger, Darryl 186
Ritchie, Lee 205
Ritter, Kirk 71, 94, 95, 205
Robel, Greg 186
Robertson, Doneta 217
Robinett, Lisa 205
Robinson, Chris 88, 186
Robinson, Peggy 217
Rock, David 211
Rodak, Andera 155, 186
Rodak, Paula 81, 87, 92, 205
Rodel, Ronnie 71, 135, 183
Rogers, Jimmy 186
Rohde, Carla 187
Romeo, Ryan 125, 136, 137, 183
Rose, Todd 66, 116, 205
Ross, Curtis 144, 145, 187
Rowe, Debby 38, 205
Rowe, Jerry 66, 205
Royle, Leisa 126, 160, 173
Rozary, Steve 136, 173
Russell, Kevin 182
Russell, Rodney 173
Ruth, Angie 173
Salisbury, Betty Jo 48, 63, 85, 87, 95 87
Sams, Tammie 208
Sandage, Lisa 187
Sanders, Natalie 187
Sandring, Sara 63, 71, 82, 83, 112, 205
Sands, John 71, 95, 187
Sapp, Carole 217
Sappenfield, Jeanie 52, 205
Sappenfield, Judy 52, 205
Sarratt, Steve 63, 83, 96, 187
Sartain, Shelia 187, 205
Saunders, Betsy 67, 205
Scarlett, John 206
Schaefer, Amalie 221
Schell. Christi 71. 83. 90. 187
,Schelp, Natalie 206
Scherer, Lucy 211
Scherer, Mark 217
Schifferdecker, Mark 81, 83, 94, 98, 108, 206
Schmidt, Bill 173
Schmidt, Jennifer 206
Schmitt, Jim 173
Schakenberg, Tim 173
Schroeder, Chris 173
Schubert, Tina 87, 173
Schwartz, Michelle 63, 173
Science 48, 49
Science Club 99
Scranton, Susan 63, 68, 83, 84, 206
Sears, Martha Jane 211
Segroves, Donna 71, 83, 87, 92
Seigfreid, Collett 10, 173
Seiwald, Rosemary 83, 149, 206
Self, Kim 173
Serrat, Steve 96
Serum, Jon 119, 120, 187
Sesler, Andrea 92, 149, 156, 160, 173
Sexton, Cheryl 48, 85, 87, 95, 187
Sexton, Mary 221
SextonT"Fbdd"1'I9, 206 ' 6
Sharkey, Karmen 105, 187
Sharp, Audrey 206 ' -
Sharp, Karen " 5
Sheets, Connie. 67,,,187
Shellhorn, Aaron 173
Shelton, Deanna 187
Shelton, Edward 211
Shepherd, Alec 38, 90, 206
Sherman, Jill 38, 84, 92, 105, 206
Shinabargar, Valerie 67
Shinn, John 217
Shinn, Pete 71
Shockley, Andy 119, 120, 187
Shoemaker, Adam 63, 187
Shoemaker, Dana 103, 105, 206
Short, Carol 173
Shouse, Terri 173
Shuler, Donna 102, 107, 218
Sigman, Scott 71, 206
Simmons, Becky 87, 149, 206
Simmons, James 218
Simmons, Stacie 187
Sims, Diana 206
Sinclair, Mendy 206
Sinnett, Cliff 187
Siron, Sharon 174
Sisson, Joy 16, 64, 174
Skinner, Kevin 206
Skinner, Sharon 68, 174
Skoch, Tim 131, 135, 187
Slaybaugh, Greg 119, 120, 121, 187
Sloan, Steve 206
Sloane, Delores 206
Sloezen, Phyllis 83, 87, 112, 206
Slover, Parrish 174
, Angela 187
Anita 94, 187
Jeff 71, 174
Julia 40, 112, 113, 139
Kellie 156, 160, 187
Kim 159, 160, 206
Laurie 37, 83, 84, 87, 92, 206
, Sherrie 67, 174
, Tammy 206
, Tim 94, 187
, Tracy 112
Teresa 87, 92, 149, 156, 157, 160, 174
Smothers, Stacey 63, 64, 85, 206
Snapp, Karen 149, 174
Snider, Deanna 68, 83, 87, 92, 159, 160, 206
Snowden, Clay 212, 213
Snyder, Ann 112, 206
Snyder, Glen 174
Snyder, Sam 206
Social Studies 46, 47
South, Jim 63, 206
Spanish Club 93
Spears, Teresa 64, 187
Speech 42, 43
Sperry, Jan 38, 83, 84, 206
Spielbusch, Frances 221
Spiers, Kent 83, 131, 206
Spillbusch, Lisa 174
Spillman, Mark 71, 174
Spry, Melinda 92, 128, 159, 160, 187
Squibb, Cris 187
Squibb, Gina 174
Staley, Dorothy 218
Stanke, Tani 23, 38, 83, 84, 87, 92, 103, 105,12
Standley, Neal 23, 95, 96, 218
Stanley, Bart 174
Stark, Kelli 174
Starr, Bryan'63, 71, 187
Starsteppers 158, 159
Stauffer, Lynn 187
Stauffer, Sylvia 38, 206
Steele, Jim 22, 34, 63, 206
Steffen, Blair 187
Steinman, Carman 64, 103, 105, 206
Stephens, Rex 218
Stephenson, Fred 187
Stersett, Stacy 174
Stewart, Buell 218
Stewart, Karri 174
Stewart, Penny 148, 149, 187
Stock, Lisa 185, 187
Stockton, Kelly 174
Stockton, Wade 63, 83, 187
Stokes, Raschelle 63, 94, 207
Stomboly, Lisa 207
Stomboly, Mike 174
Stone, Angie 174
Stonham, Sean 174
Storms, Chris 48, 95, 174
Stout, Debbie 174
Stout, Tammie 187
Stowers, Glenda 14, 207
Streed, Scott 207
Street, Debbie 188
Strohm, Gary 123, 174
Stroup, Kevin 48, 206
Stuart, Jeff 188
Student Council 78-80
Sullivan, Lori 83, 84, 92, 149, 207
Sullivan, Tim 188
Sunderland, Ann 41, 218
Sutherland, Scott 152, 188
Sutton, Jon 174
Sutton, Lisa 81, 83, 87, 92
Swait, Darrin 54
Swait, Kevin 174
Swarts, Dianna 174
Swigert, Steve 66, 174
Talbott, Jim 116, 118, 218
Tally, Stacy 174
Tatom, Shelia 90, 95
Taylor, John 66, 207
Taylor, Robert 188
Temple, Lisa 37, 87, 207
Terrell, Sheila 188
Thomas, Chester 174, 217
Kathleen 89, 218
, Kris 149, 207
Turner, Robin 10, 174
Tuttle, John 63, 89
Tweedy, David 207
Tye, Russell 208
Jose 123, 174
Ulrich, Emily 67, 188
Umsted, Lori 207
Usrey, Mark 207
Usrey, Monica 81, 83, 87, 92
Van Compernolle, Craig 221
Van Compernolle, Mark 221
Vance, Tracy 174
Van Dolah, Rick 188
Van Meter, Shelley 83, 208
Van Ry, Vicki 25, 29, 31, 38, 83, 84, 91, 208
Van Tassel, Jane 208
Vargas, David 174
Vaughan, Steve 66, 119, 208
Vest, Hugh 25, 29, 30, 78, 80, 83, 88, 155, 208
Vickery, Teresa 188
Vinison, Mike 174
Vochatzer, Scott 188
Vodry, Beth 174
Vodry, Debbie 67, 174
Vogel, Tim 94, 98, 208
Vo-Tech 54, 55
Thompson, Chris 188
Thompson, Maria 188
Thompson Melanie 188
Pattie 63 64, 83, 188
Z Sharon 218
, Tara 207
Thomson, Harold 218 '
Thornton, Cindy 218
Thornton, Adrienne 48, 78, 83, 87, 92, 95, 207
Wade, Roger 188
Waggener, Lana 64, 67, 208
Waggener, Rick 208
Waggoner, Jenny 83, 115, 188
Wagner, Kris 94, 188
Wagner, Lisa 63, 208
Wahrenbrock, Kim 71, 148, 174
Wahrenbrock, Shelli 71, 83, 89, 1
Waitzmann, Laura 174
Thorpe, Scott 174
Throne, Kandy 188!
Thurman, Tami 72, 174
Tidwell, Marina 174
Tillman, Karey 64, 188
Tittle, Kim 174
Titus, David 207
Titus, Mike 35, 174
Tobler, Troy 174
Todd, Cheryl 188
Todd, John 10, 174
Tolliver, Stacey 188
Toner, Debbie 55, 207
Town, Darlene 71, 83, 85, 90, 188
Treble Twelve 64
Trenary, Barbara 188
Trenary, Larry 10, 174
Troeh, Rick 188
, Angel 19, 63, 64, 208
Walker, Bill 42, 88, 218
Walker Gary 188
Walker James 188
Walker, Sherri 149, 188
Walker, Steve 208
Walker, Tracee 149, 174
Wallace, Elbert 221
Wallace, Lucy 208
Walquist, Joyce 188
Walter, Sandra 38, 208
Walters, Randy 66, 188
Warnock, Jeff 63, 71, 73, 83, 188
Warnock, Steve 71, 83, 151, 188
Warren, Alice 188
Warren, David 174
Waterman, Alan 174
Waters, J. C. 218
Waterworth, Kevin 188
Watkins, Dr. Robert 211
49, 155, 160, 208
Wayman, Jim 174
Wear, Jill 83, 92, 128, 188
Webb, Donna 208
Webb. Scott 174
Webb, Terri 64, 175
Webber, Jodi 4, 156, 160, 188
Wiley, Leslie 209
Wilkens, Scott 88
Wilkinson, John 46, 90
Wilkinson, Kelly 174
Willard, Gary 174
Williams, Andy 24, 25, 28, 116, 117, 119, 131, 209
Woodbury, Scott 189
Woodward, Tim 16, 88, 189
Wright, Michele 92. 159, 160, 209
Wrignt, Richard 175
Wecldle, Mark 119, 120, 188
Weeks, Bliss 208
Weeks, Maria 208
Wehmeyer, Kim 95, 208
Weikal, Angela 188
Welch, Barbara 221
Welch, Darrin 175
Weld, Debi 188
Wellendorf, Darla 188
Wells, Darryl 174
Welsh, Dean 208
Wendleton, Debbie 208
Wesley, Mary 83, 87, 149, 209
West, .Eric 68, 71, 188
West, Rhonda 209
Wetzel, Paul 188
Wheeldon, David 174
Wheeldon, Randall 174
Wheeldon, Robert 209
Wheeler, Anita 87, 95, 209
Wheeler, Cheryl 105, 143
White, Brenda 10, 174
White Brenda 188
White Clay 209
White Doug 63, 83, 188
White Gary 119, 120, 188
White, Margaret 188
White Rhonda 188
White, Tracy 209
Whiteaker, Pamela 64, 65, 174
Whitmore, Kevin 135, 189
Whitworth, Jim 66, 209
Wicker, Ken 119, 209
Wickman, Bob 209
Widmyer, Ernie 189
Wilcox, Billy 209
Wilcox, David 189
Wilcox, Rinda 64, 95, 209
Wildschuetz, David 189
Wiley, Brooke 68, 174
s, Cheryl 175
Williams, Dr. Gail 211
Williams, Greta 63, 64, 189
Williams, Jim 175
Williams, Kellie 126, 159, 160, 189
Williams, Liz 68, 71, 175
Williams, Tina 74, 175
Williams, Stan 83, 87, 189
Williams, Vince 175
Williamson, Deanna 175
Wilson, Jeff 189
Wilson, Julie 175
Wilson, Lisa 189
Wilson, Mike 123, 175
Wilson, Stacey 175
Wilson, Stephanie 37, 64, 83, 84, 85, 87, 97
Wilson, Steve 221
Wilson, Thomas 175
Wilson, Todd 71
e, Gina 87, 149, 175
Winship, Steve 63
Winslow, Cathy 14, 95, 209
Winslow, Paula 63, 64, 189
Winslow, Steve 71
Wiseman, Dana 209
Wishon, Darlene 92, 159, 160, 189
Witcher, Anne 72, 107, 139, 140, 175
Witthar, Theresa 82, 83, 87, 92, 112, 209
d, Jean 175, 209
Wood, David 87, 94, 98, 151, 209
Wood, Jamie 189
Wood, Jim 144, 209
Wood, John 175
Wood, Lynette 64, 175
Wood, Mike 10
Wood, Pam 15, 209
Wright, Tammy 71, 189
Wynn, Jerry 189
Wyrick, Keith 175
Wyss, John 81, 88, 209
Wyzard, Ron 175
Yach, Monica 175
Yahne, Kendra 52, 95, 209
Yahne, Kent 23, 123, 136, 137, 175
Young, Kelly 189
Young, Susan 38, 83, 84, 89, 92, 159,
Ziegenhorn, Nancy 218
Zimmerman, Gina 191, 209
Zimmermann, Amy 38, 64, 209
Zimmermann, John 123, 175
Zimmermann, Kathy 189
Zink, Danny 209
Zubeldia, ldoia 87, 90, 92, 98, 209
Zuber, Zach 135, 178, 189
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K. C. fans pay homage to Stones
With the arrival of a 60-member en-
tourage, the Rolling Stones, now in their
twentieth year as a group, hit Kansas City
on Dec. 14 and 15 for two sold-out shows.
Since embarking on the nation-wide
tour in September, the Stones had
planned only 27 "set" dates, adding Kan-
sas City Iate in the tour to the delight of
many Stones fans.
"It was better than any other show
I've ever seen," senior Lisa Sutton said.
"The people weren't too rowdy, but it was
still a great show. I'm glad I got a ticket."
Those lucky enough to receive tickets
from the mail-in response of over 70,000
participated in an event that attracted a
full spectrum of ages. Some fans as young
as ten and numerous others over 40 were
seen attending the show.
One man, a 43-year-old accountant,
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the first show in sub-freezing tempera-
tures wearing a sign reading - "1 ticket-
l'm no Pokief' This was done in despera-
tion for illegal offers from ticket scalpers.
"I've been a fan since '62 and l've
missed them every time since," he said.
"They won't be around much longer so I
hope S35 lets someone give me the
For some Truman students, the chan-
ces of a Stones concert in Kansas City
didn't look good. This left the option of
buying tickets locally to attend an outdoor
show in Boulder, Colo.
"I heard they weren't going to come,
so I found I could get tickets to the
Boulder show," senior Kevin Whitmore
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Senior Brad Bond also attended the
Top: Singing to a full house, Mick Jagger displays
his onstage charisma at the St. Louis Checker-
dome. Top Right: Even after 19 years as a group,
the Rolling Stones still hold tight as a performance
"It was exciting because it was out-
doors. The mountains surrounding the
stadium helped a lot to the effect of the
show," Brad said. "It was an experience."
The phenomenal profits reaped by
the Stones on their tour are predicted to
reach S127 million igrossl by the group's
final concert date. Upon their departure
from Kansas City, the Stones had an
estimated gross intake of over S1 million
from their two-day visit alone. This
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memorabilia and local record sales.
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ling Stones' fans with "Satisfaction"
Senior Alec Shepherd said, "It was
well worth the money."
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classmates were "requirements" for the
sophomore, junior, senior and teacher
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"I was scared, not embarrassed," Jodi
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a lot of fun doing it though."
"I felt dumb doing some of it," senior
Doug Evans said.
"I don't think that I could get up and
do some of the embarrassing things they
did," Darrin Welch, sophomore specta-
Whether embarrassed or enthused,
the competition was hard fought with the
teachers' team resulting as victors. The
seniors came in second followed by the
juniors and sophomores.
"Naturally the seniors wanted to win,"
Doug said. "The class rivalries were
"There was so much support for all
the teams," Jodi agreed.
The competition provided an outlet
for these rivalries in a peaceful way.
"It was a great way for the classes to
compete without kiling each other like
Powderpuff football," Susan Bisges, soph-
omore team member, said.
If the support persists, the "games"
could become an annual student council
"I had a blast, it ought to be an annual
event," Doug said. "It's a great feeling to
have your class back you up."
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They use their hobbies
as outlets for expression
by Brian Howard
The life of the Truman student en-
dures throughout the six-period day and
beyond the 2:15 mark as many kids fill
their spare time with various recreations
Many kids search for some type of
activity to help them relax or to relieve the
pressures of home and school. Others use
them as an access which enables them to
express their thoughts or feelings.
Some hobbies are unique to the per-
son. Senior Steve Johnson says this about
beer can collecting.
"It's just something to do. Not many
people collect beer cans. It's fun because
Whether it be a grueling sport or a
simple pastime, hobbies are regarded by
many students as an escape from the hus-
tle-bustle of everyday life.
"Racing is fun because it's just you
and the cart," senior Jeff Hurst said. Jeff
races go-carts on weekends. "You get
going up to 60 or 65 m.p.h. and you don't
even want to think about anything else!"
he said. "But the best thing about it is that
it gives me a chance to put a lot of effort
into something that I really like."
Senior Jim Ed Wood practices Tai
Kwon Do, a Korean form of karate, in his
"I take it for the physical benefits. It
got me in a lot better shape and built up
my self-confidence. Besides that, it's a lot
But a hobby can also be a recreation
of skill, talent and beauty. Junior Lisa
Stock figure skates in competition.
"When I'm out there skating, I forget
everything else. It takes a lot of concen-
tration to do things right out there."
Other hobbies are also potential fu-
ture careers for some students. Junior Jill
Farnham plans to pursue a major in clas-
sical piano in college.
"To me, it's just like an art. Most
people can't even stand it. I used to hear
classical when I was little and I liked the
way it sounded. It's a challenge to see-how
well I can do. It's neat because I can excell
Senior Dominic Conde also plans to
further his hobby into a future career.
"I plan to make a career out of draw-
ing," he said. "When l was little my dad
used to make us kids take art classes and
it just came naturally to me.
Dominic hopes to follow in his older
brother's footsteps and receive an art
"I couldn't see myself not drawing. lt
gives me a chance to express myself as
well as possible, like I couldn't do in any
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