Truman High School - Heritage Yearbook (Independence, MO)

 - Class of 1982

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Academics ............. . . 32 Social activities alienate students outside their own cliques. V q "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 11 X1 . 1 - Y . Trunlan High School 3301 Soutlr Noland Road Independence, Missouri ' Volumel18 l VickilVai1 Ry, Editor . 1 Ilflany students "pay the, price" to participate in athletics - and manyrstudents say they are having problems paying the price. thletics ................ 100 ' Iilany elements of life are constantly moving in 1 , cycles. :Time, seasons, dnd tides follow patterns that contin e' infinitely. Attitudes. too, seem to change 1 gradua ly and fall into a pattern. 1 . 1 L 1 rtraits 1,1 Qi 2 Q Graduation a 1time of change and freedom. 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." 1 f 1 1 1 4 , , . rector ................ 222 162 "It used to be that the 'in' thing was drugsg but now kids seem to be acting more respectable about their lives." Q I gg. Q 5 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" thing. "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, explained. 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 enough anymore. "A lot of kids are finding out that that's fstudyingl the only way they're going to make it into college," sophomore Mark Inbody said. "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 Scranton said. 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 officers. 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 officef' 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." Q-2Q,,,' Jfcagllawx SWQMLWQDQX Emoah I 'sl WWW 1 S . 4 ' ul- -..' 'f'A.clA .s7.n.r-2 Ula-' - New independ ncy 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- grensaid. "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 Akers said. 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- bility: "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- ua ." "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 "Parents are encour go away to' camps and ge to be more independent. "I think it is much m child to graduate and b than it used to be," Lin The decreased reli ents' income and incr dency is evident every nge. ' ging their kids to away, and learn ore realistic for a out on his own ren said. nce on the par- se of indepen- here. More kids are getting jobs and buylllg their own cars, gas and school clothes. "My mom bugged me for a long time to get a job," senior Scgtt Connors said. "Now I have my own ca and buy most of my school clothes. lf l qjit my job now, I would feel uncomfortabl source of income." Senior Kent Spiers without a steady works part-time with Parks and Recreatieln Department. "l don't mind worki own insurance and prob for my own college tuiti "But things are a I between my parents an g. I pay for my bly will be paying, n. t different now d me than they were with my brother Ijmd sister. They never got to do much in nigh school. Now, whenever l ask them if I can do something, my mom always says, 'Y 'our brother and sister never got to do this,' but she lets me do it, anyway!" ...-.-.- wr- - -- 4 . v H ,VE f oo I it , , ni ,A W. 4' - v .. -1.-sin 5. jJ?yw??Lf. :A Jgviff ' - ' f nk" 5 'f 4,1 F ,W , i ex. .f I51 v - at 'A x x N , ,I -T-,ru m V . . g ju: .AEM L L .- . 2,5 f 1 K q jiswgy '- U. - A j f. xii, .-'f-lv N 2 ig? ' .F f , ' x re, V, -A l f! .' MAX f mt, rg na: 4- , Q. . I Q xx . 1 Q Ml a.. x NW. . V Q E . AB' v 'M w- ,N J '51 'X , , J, 1 s xuf,..5Mx V F A ni.-'J +....-iff" 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 shop. '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- ping centers. "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 Europe." 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 for some. '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. l l 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 court. "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 'J '93 3? leg curls to firm the upper and lower leg, and bikes to improve stamina and burn up calories," Lori Dube, Kelly Lyn Health Spa employee, said. 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 exercise." 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 most." 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 said. 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 said. 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," Deanna said. 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 planning." "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 the country." According to the city of Independ- ence, more than 400 games populate Independence. The most popular video games include Pac-Man, Defender, and Aster- oids. "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 taste." 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 video game." "I expect to find some use of holo- grams or three dimensional effect in new games,'l Harris said. "Some sort of new visual experience." "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. i p r ill B XI HHH!!! H HHH! .QE QQ!! .Q Rik! 4 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 5 WC? 2 2153, 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 her." "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 disadvantages. "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 way. "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 business practices. "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 said. s ff v 1 'J' Q + 3 E swf' xiii? v ,wk an-.1241 A, . .Y . Sala: K ' 2 v .3 JF' 4 , 5,5yL,.,,,fi f , , f - ,Q 4 1 Aj it W. fx ijaliyz ki W. Fashion scene Prep Position: students join ranks by Jeff Beck Calvin Klein. La Coste. Sperry Top Liders. 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 said. "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- cally. "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 any wardrobe. 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. 1 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- agreed: "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 said. 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 Ralph Lauren. wk W ' if 1 Egg Rfk. Q 7 'gf E 4 Ah uh x ' K 'fm 4 x 1- 1 I? Vf V. Q3 - X45 . L--. we ' J 6 5 1 , Mis 51 .S .ss 7 V-Q. 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 illusions for 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 21. 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- hearsal. "I found it hard because I had to be Anne, also because Anne was a real live characters 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." Others disagreed. "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 it. 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 their characters. "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- ful. "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. . Mao e wi'-Q O 4 I 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. 'Oklahomal' Rehearsal uncertainties 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- stein's "Oklahoma!" 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 master. "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. Tucker disagreed. "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 views. "I thought, 'Wow, this is really great. All this work is finally paying off,' " Angie said. "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- formers. "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?" Chris said. "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- brock concluded. 'Heritage' dance 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 named king. "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," she said. 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 school." 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 friends." 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," Chris said. "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 Christmas spirit. "You got in the Christmas spirit with all the decorations," senior Carla Lindgren said. "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 ' ' d ts Kent going to happen, " Brooke said. Below. Sophomore atten an Yahne and Jill Fortman, and junior attendants Jean Ann Ford and Jack Lockwood. Chris Button, Kelly Davidson Brooke Paton Pr Student Honors 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- ship Award. 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- lution Award. 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," Trisha said. "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. .. . ..,....-. . 4 as ' A f "f'.,.i .51 .. if ii- iz- I., . - -"i ' Ii ii? fri ffa . , ,. :LQ ' : is .asirf -gif.. -.ez fer Si Q, 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 Spirit. KX r 1 if 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. " Derek Conde Senior "I just wanted to thank the people who elected me." David Penrod Junior "I am not really sure why I was chosen, I'm just happy that I was." Raymond Clothier Sophomore 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 said. The three winners, each representing his own class, were selected by their peers. I "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- tling. "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- erisics. "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- Who's Whc 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," Russell said. 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 said. 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 varsity cheerleader. "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 Andy said. Cindy Durham was also chosen by the coaches for her outstanding athletic ability. She played varsity volleyball and varsity basketball. "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," Cindy said. 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- thing. " ii... Cindy Durham Sports "I guess all the hard work and sweat paid it Off- Andy Williams Sports if X if f - 'Tue always "Serving as StuCo pres- thgught gf School ldeflt has glUCfl me C as my jab 1 my 'E better opportunity to profession," , ' represent people and S their ideas through stu- ii , ll r Fx dent government' Russell Clothier Hugh Vest Activities Academics if 'M r . 4' , . 3 V . -, ' . 1 H - . -P' . ' 5" t V .ef G'."..5gg- ffm' f - '- - f me fi 4. af ' -N- Q . , Z .- ' , - I 'T-1, Es . ' L l L?- W' ' 5 H -5,.'9l'r, 25 l1L "lt's very special to me because l've been honored all three years." Trisha Anderson Activities L-24. RYA "Nothing has been as , important to me as my if grades." A ii' s' st 1' vickivan Ry ilk if r . ei Academics 'nn e 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 place. 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 scholarships. educal ion 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," Mark said. "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 said. 1 I I n Six receive 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 and fi-it' ,,'g' 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. Missouri scholarship participated in Tri-M, NHS and he served as Student Council secretary. Russell was also chosen an Outstanding Senior by his class. 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 business. "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- gram." 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 year. "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 her class. lf grade point averages are kept up, the six will be able to annually renew the scholarships. Federal progra 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 in danger! "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- tion. "Yet, this effort will spend still more money, produce mountains of reports and leave us essentially where we started," Lambro said. 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 budget. I 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 Education. . "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 in education. 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 Television." 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. king, white ICJ His beliefs often differ from those with great wealth or political power. fD.j He is marrie . 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: " ris H D. The test male TV charac- somewhat amus- lated lapse in the aucracy, but it ending that kind programs aren'f 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 the programs." This project has b Reagan administration 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 1 . gan should sup- ducation to elim- ing on. , I ment's members are attuned as educators in this specific field to address some of the problems that confront education. Without the depart- r ment, I think education ill suffer "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?" W 1. X. QI H , ' 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 "pilot" class. 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- iway said. 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 said. 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 said. "The low cost is another advantage. It would cost almost three times as much for the same class at a college," Francis said. 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 increase. "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 are. "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. f ,ll . NN f' if Mtn VU Q Ml' iifjvgylpdr f MV ' f f U ' f' , rx ,x M 0 Aff' JVWJ' 7-X x A 511 X' X wxgfv, ,iw Wg t M13 A My My by f X f l Jw! UK! I ' V, KW pill Aj, fl My V tif W "l,yt,id,f is of ll amy r l if fl lr C H J i r KH ! , cf'ilV!!z,i"'jC fl fy lr 'HM M O! WU! Xjjfl M J' fu r , I if ' ' l Jlv OllJ i . Jl My JW M Above left: Microfilm prouides a variety of information for senior Jim 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. CARD CAT i K- ' K- .. ..,,, is Q i gg i X-ix. -english--- Qt N W' l Xu. 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 page. as ss t I-ligh-quality standards 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- paper. "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 the paper. "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 found out. "The entire Journalism program is different than other classroom settings. There is more responsibility," Chong ex- plained. 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 l journalism 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. 4 nv WM. 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 Responsibility. 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 Burrus said. "The hardest part was the deadlines. We came in not knowing the pmcess of putting out the yearbook. We learned from experiences." One of the experiences that the staff learned was that communication between the staff and editors was essential to the operation. "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 Brown said. 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 yearbook. 'fiat X K-7 Y "You learned what responsibility is. You took on a lot of it by being on the staff," senior Brian Howard concluded. ,ik g ' publicc1tions--- 1 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 college-bound students 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- land said. Many students feel that taking a for- eign language is a waste of time unless you plan to travel or are planning a career involving it. "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 Harms said. 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 right." "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 daily routine. school. I have taken four years of it hoping I can test out in college." Many college majors do require a foreign language. "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," Sara said. W .. .1 ,fr . X . is .N X . I 4 - .gwfqfl 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. i foreign Ianguage--- 2 5 E l 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, l I I 5 tmosphere enhances family feeling in class Thirty different personalities blended together fifth hour, and each personality aided in the production of a class with a "unique" atmosphere. "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 said. 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 deeper friendships. "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- rienced students. "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- body." Because Forensics is open to sopho- mores, juniors and seniors, anyone can take the class for one, two or all three years. 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 were." 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- tion." 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.'s get ready for the next.' " Other squad members chose answers different than Walker's to describe the class, but their meanings were generally the same. "Zany. l feel like we are our own spe- cial elite group,'l Carol said. speech ,iliii 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 done. al l9Qff.?-Q, W -qfyw .WWA 's s E Stagecratt adventures advance responsibilities 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- ber said. 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," she said. 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 course? "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. drama lg-up . -ow ssh? ' ami " ive mi' x Wg Right: Junior Susan Ogle finds it helpful to take notes ouer the class A . . discussion. Below: Various forms of the media are used in Sociology. - Senior John Wilkinson reads about the Guyana tragedy inuoluing Jim if "'ill Jones and his followers. Swim if f,-APQfUlfem--...f-1'r7- wovljf, ll VH WM lgjyaat, .9 Jfztilnwvrdwf QW MTQT Twig 6, ad s it QQ.-Wa -W' tr s 7 . was U' WAX, ff CQQJT if-QQ? . T' -- ' QQ!! tQf-Qt age Wwe - . .W ,QAM W' fem- .maj if-ew, ,Q Qfflftl YE WT Wk Media bring students Wyseao - .fs QD- Wriaitfir in contact with reality - M Action News, 60 Minutes and News Update are common programs to Sociol- ogy students. "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- lem. "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,' " she explained. 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 problem. l "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 said. "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. tow--W, avv-rg-tfvafvxo ' We Left: Students use magazines to get a deeper look at current issues. Below: Teacher Rhea Kalhorn explains an article to be read in class. 1 WE ' so i lstudie MLK ALM? ' fl f7-- A 'AML A Mniblljip, ..J.,Qi'-QLQO An,-,Q ,WJ i, 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 year. 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 holes. 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 deformity. The seminars were well-attended. On the average about 15 to 20 students at- tended each one. l senior Mark DeYoung said. "Besides, what else is there to do on Saturday morn- ings?" ...l--1 science --.., I , A I 4 ' VIA in D L . ,B QW V'A' n r ,ref-1' , Vi g .,.' 3 W ,Q , r m, A. 1 5-3 Right: The computers are rarely unoccupied during school hours a th' d s nr hour demonstrates. Below: Senior Donnie Ploegar and junior Tim Crab tre k e wor on a BASIC program. Q'-'C-sv. -mn.-I -..,..A 8. ,s K if mn.,- Modernistic equipment 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- guagesfl 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 semester. "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 Computer science teacher Chuck Harris Ileftj 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: COBOL tCommon Business Oriented Languagej, FORTRAN fFORmula TRANS- latorj, and Assembler Language. That way, we can cover most of the major computer languages." "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 the coursef' math Jgfwij damn, Wigan Maid of if MUL Jim wciiu ut Y QCUW W fw i3wiCufQ JC 1' kbgm CJXCML Ml' 6 Q3 +G 5v0w e aw 00551023 Ci Mkuqoan, VQQMSGM W 777 Qw AJQMOCJZQMAU M mpm a Q4 Q Qwf Qw JMU Qg3wCJc'1,QiL6f jwdujgiflf U2 KLLJQQIM i wijw WD fficd -1 ' f ' Q6 Q3 go C AU, C fide ight: alculators ex ress large figures when senior Kendra Yahne add num ers in her dai Cass routine. Below: Seniors Jud d J Sappenfie d d We W5 W i 6442? ummm Www nf 752470 an sfwwif Q 75 451 Rotation practice offers office-like environment The roaring typewriters and the var- ous equipment surroundings created an Jffice atmosphere for secretarial and cler- cal students. 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- 7'0Cy. 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 said. 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. business lil Above: Concentrating on the steadiness of his hand, senior Lee Christina locates the piece into its proper place. Right: Smoothing the surface of the trunk is a small part of the work for senior Darrin Swait in auto body repairs. 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 said. "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. 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 Jardine said. "I can get training in cosmetology for ten months here - free," senior Debbie Toner added. It's not only the inexpensive training that motivates students to take Vo-tech. Itis the pride that comes from the finished product. "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 said. 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 high school. "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 said. "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." uo-tech I 1 i N AA , - ,Q 'XKCQQQ-.Q '. ,ik Vx K I 1 I ,Q-Qifl ' K 2 .Y nj, Q-fgv. lv Cr, tr ' VJ f i ff U ' 4 f , , . L 2' ..-x - iigf-,gif ft, - f.i.-4,u 1 '.J-I-f'-5'--f--H M x LQX tw X 'fl fkf- , GCE lfll KQC lc Lux? Y i - ' I X c Litut' c if cave-t .- -1 cms -st. I C at s x if-rl, ix yk-K i,-Tcl' Q---Ll ' Lg-cz-c L l'l"XLAf S Lain cwwfx.Q,'Lf 2 L5 caifie- I--Wu QQLIL 1- J i, I di? . ,, ' . I rx in 1 Q! VX A 0-QL-KC L l t DL-QQ f Liggpi-lg - - ll cle' f i 4 -- T Q jjdist . K v I -. Cf V'vLL.lg,x' 5 rx-N f K -'I"'D i ,. XQKN- x. tx Sewing students move to temporary quarters A repetitious rhythm of sewing ma- chines, combined with sounds of history documentary films, filled the multi-purpose room. The new sewing room, which occu- pied half of the multi-purpose room, was constructed to accommodate upcoming freshmen. "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 space. "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 more agreeable. "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. iq. since. -uf"-Q .,+ home economicsll- For senior Todd Parked ability to serve effective ci checker reflects on his grade. Right: Accurcn made easy by using u modyfied uernier ccxliperforjz David Grcimlich, Far righi: Only when in absolute, does junior Jeff Butler consult Mr. DeSelms. 1535 B ,ww-Q Wa .,,f Z will ii L, X will i l '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 Jack DeSelms. "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 class. "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 finish!" 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,', DeSelms said. "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 check system." 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!" Vince said. Counselor Sheila Pool explained that the course is not weighted because it is not 'Kacademicf' "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- thingf' The board of Education policies reads this: , "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 school." industrial arts :Deaf .Jaffe MJ fo i9 ' in a. cfip J Qgzlszisjf dm I ain +ve ci? jresgcn A1155 sofffmgres no I hope Kari and Jenn! er haw, itll IJ fo iiupdgu sanelgtu 'Desi lucle as a. mdunbe-. l fe, more Ta Ajgywflof R ght Making use of the airbrush D k Conde works f h' d d t I p j B I Ibum cover or is a uanc ro ect. e ow: Senior Larry Miller receives assistance from Janice Malott, art instructor, in preparation of his painting. '44, " ni 5 . . .- -'L'-k X . c ,.... . but ,l 5-A .. N K P-Q.--1 es . Top: Senior Danny Childress works on the linoleum 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 his idea. 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- tor, said. 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- ers. "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- zarref' 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 you wantf' 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. 1art--- . ,fill ll flflfiiifi, ijcllfl wi OJ 26 returning me mibe rs Hu ix LXQQJX Q ltcml Cl. . . . wie- compose core of choir rifl,CfkJ Q. c:5ts,f.f,l Kglinxxn film 'ill'Dlllld7LQ'li','ilUCOl Inexperience can sometimes hindera five styles of music," Dunham said. " ,LJCUK mf!! Ua.l.L.LL. group's performance. tic. 7 . i 47 . , -'U . ljfmwff- X AZ, is f fr Lk v-L,- 1 ,-I, Below: Concentration and effort are required for good singing. Below right: Trutones add choreo- graphy and music talent to create better perfor- mances. 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 attitude." 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 Contemporary. "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 as much." "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- ern musicf' 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 member. "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." l ' N " E 5? il' if j V5 ,ff if AV' .xt Q 'IP' ' ' 3 W 'su' . ., l, 4 F, Q Qgf .S f wfff g aNf,,f Xf v 55? 'I if Q, 'H xg , ,N ax N ,Q vga Q , if gif q' ff fN?'FT? QNf ' 453, 345932 JSM? s, .M Below: Dance steps added to the Fall Concert performance for 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. , 'X NX . Wr , .., if-i',r i. 4,v,rgwg,1sl M IEW! ' - 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 helpful. "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 said. 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, too. "The pep talks help us in many ways," Gretchen said. "They give us a chance to express our feelings about the choir." l 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. girls' choir-- --men's choirs CF 9 ' ' 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 well. "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 5. "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- -1..l...,+Y ting recognized," senior Greg lVlcCulley said. To others, choir meant more to them than being recognized, or just sitting in the classroom. "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," Larry said. "We all had a good time and learned a lot easier without all the hassles," Steve said. "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- 2351. 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- cert elsewhere. "l really like to sing for them. They seem to appreciate our singing and it makes you feel good," senior Kim High said. "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 Cartwright said. "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," Rhonda said. Below: Sopranos Debbie Vodry and Kari Johnson practice their part for upcoming concert. Bottom: Girls' Glee fnames listed on pages 234-2352. T' 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. girls, glee'-' Extra playing dates give instrumentalists incentive 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 said. f 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 said. 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 high. "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 pride there." Below: Orchestra I names listed on pages 234-2351. Right: Probably the big event of the year for the orchpsfm ic nl,-...arm rx.. 41-A -----fe-' - i 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. l 'Y XX Qrvwlyi .. . we f 4 . , eorchestra-- 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. l l 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 team. ' 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 Schell said. 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," Suzy said. 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 Bascio said. "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 spirit. . 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 said. 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, Suzy said. The band was successful at marchin contest in Warrensburg in early October They took second place for the seconi consecutive year. 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 said. The ensemble also performed at the grand opening of Santa Fe Elementary School. Some of these members went to state contest. . "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 started practicing. "For the first week or so we had tc teach the sophomores how we marched Then we practiced our formations," Suzg said. , 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. V + fi" I! W , ,KI ll H1 x 53 1 . ,i , ,ia Q i lv, X4 I ,. 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T L x X Q1 , lib 4' -su, A V ' ' A W s ' Vw Him Vrryy ', fa f fx, A I 1" gm ik 8 A , 5125? by I ffm, W 1 I x A rf , ew , I A A"L . 1 ' ,. - 4 A ww E5 24 fi Q , ? 1 ,,', ,, ' , f f . , . 5 .1 ff, M fn W 2 . 5 2 " g' E A K W f Af , I , ' V f 5 M, , gy m sq Q 4 N l Size creates principle of one-to-one exercise One trombone, one drum, one trum- pet and six flutes turned JV Band into a private lesson. "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," Tami said. Most of the band members felt the one-to-one basis had helped improve their skills. "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 Lappohn said. "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 come." "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," Love said. 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' l 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. 'Nad 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. v wh., Aerobics dance class requires various warm-up movements as sophomore Monica Jarnigan illus- ffd tes. 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. "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 instructor, said. 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- brock said. 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- derson said. "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 stretch again." "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. physical education Spiritless attitudes 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 sponsor, said. 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 over? "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 chairperson, said. "Hugh Vest, Student Council presi- dent, worked hard to build school spirit and involvement. "lt's a big advantage when our lead- ers set good examples," senior Mary Wes- ley said. 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 an escape. "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 said. 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 that happened ior Karen Elgin another adverse high school stu- rices, club func- eaper entertain- "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 Kenney said. probably never ver the reasons w, positive atti- crowded and changing, and d toward what teachers and most parenfs like to see - 'involvement,' " Drmkwat er added. Vice-president Trisha Anderson gets in on a dislfrussion. Truman breaks loose from wrath 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 school. 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 said. Involvement sparked the creation of many new ideas and projects for the coun- cil "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. I 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 today. of apathy "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- cers. "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 said. 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. :NSS -2 ,student council -- Officers set new trends 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- test." Vice-president Trisha Anderson agreed. "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- sentatives. "We let anyone give us nominations," Trisha said. The whole purpose of the event was to create something new and different for the school - a change of pace. In a year -student council 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- tem. "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 Clothier said. "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. 2 ., . 5 2 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 60MQ UEHPAI. id 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 comrnunity. "That's why we're in Interact, we're there for the community," senior Lisa Sut- ton said. 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 elderly. "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 said. "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. 1 L+. l 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 Carson. interact-- Ill 'I 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. ,,s:.,, .- '95' fi, .5 Us .Y 5 V Q ' af 'Cy' H Nui: .fr 9 . A he :ef lf.. fi t 5,.i,Svb-1-nav e.,.t my K Above: Counselor George Coskey explains various scholarship possibilities 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. iraq' 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. M ss, 'fx as 62: it WP I 5.2 55 Q N N' 5. ,, Q, has lub looks to service rather than National Honor Society has done iore than just recognize their academic ccomplishrnents. Rather, it is a group Jhich has been concerned with service to ithers. "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 energy issues. A scholarship was also proposed by NHS. This scholarship would be open for any member of NHS that had done any outstanding accomplishment. 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 recognition many thingsf' treasurer Sara Sandring said. "Anything the club does, like the banquet or ice skating, had to come out of our funds." 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.', Sara concludes: "This is a group of very talented peo- XL le The officers Can do 2:1 certain amount Above: Vice-president Hugh Vest shares plans for a P - 1 but it'S up to the members on what kind of service project. Below National Honor Society Inames Club it is H listed on pages 234-2351 l -iw.,-if .... ...-,,. national honor society iquill and scroll Club offers doughnuts to continue 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 said. 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 differently: "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. . tradition 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 said. 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. l 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. l ,- ..ii -V ld 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" contests. -gawk . . T' Contests give students opportunity More than ever before the student body gave its support to the Literary Arts Seminar. 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 themselves. "You can't meet everyone in school. Publishing a poem in the 'Image' gives to express people who don't know you a glimpse of your personality," senior Theresa Beach said. "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 concluded. . .lax I at s n sf ww ln u 5 "F ' Ni lx- ted I U xi Q .ri t.,14J! 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. 1i""",f'x Newcomers experience 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- rience. 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 from. "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' Brooke said. Enis, too, has learned to cope with a new culture. "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!" ...5 Left: Idoia finds America full of friends. Below: KAFS club members listed on pages 234 and 2351. fm,-J ..'9, .5 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 activities. 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- tion. 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- pared. "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 Woodward. "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- ticed. "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. Others disagreed. "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 are expressed. "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, Marty Mutti. 'Q ,,. national forensics league .-.-J thespians 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 production 5 l Scenery enhances the mood of each production. Senior Tracy Horn discusses the painting of the backdrop for "Oklahoma" with director Kathleen Tucker. 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. Ls "We all love the theater," senior Lisa McCartney said. 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" 3 saws... X 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 Chrisman. 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 year. l 35 Gif Above: Senior Alec Shephard contributes his artistic abilities to the Christmas project. 1 r 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 sic. l Musicians' 'honors' club remains unrecognized 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 said. But to encourage some involvement, the officers scheduled films for the mem- bers. "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 said. 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 ego builder. "It's neat to say, 'l'm in Tri-M,' " Cherise said. 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, Laurie Smith. 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 lifestyles. 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 vegetable dish. "It was quite an experience cooking for 48 people, but it was worth it," Donna said. 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 sponsor, said. 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 Deanna said. Most of the members were pleas with the outcome of the evening. lt was authentic French meal for under five C lars. "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. french clubfhonor society ....-J spanish club honor society 1:5 Q6 , tr.. , az"-.Er agx. Wi rv c 1 S so. ENWADA SAUDI 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- ing. 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 Spiers said. "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 ranks." "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," Jenny said. l 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. 1 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 Huelse. lllii-11 lTT1T 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 Americal. 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 year. "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 said. 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," Nathan said. 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 and customersfl 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. 1. 4. irls split typical day for on-the-job training Every day after fourth hour approxi- mately 20 students left school to go to work. 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 Procedures. 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,', Rinda said. 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 French said. 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 duties. al'- K 'L i .l. .1- 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 said. 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 . ,, gg wr' , g ,,jif!rV r'. .,r , fU'6?n - I ,jigs f fi iv K 1 . A V 5i'n'vf1..' V- -I' Q. ffiil ' ' ' , ' 5 -c' V rs ' W' ff 1 . A 6 T! wg, -' ,V 1 ' Y. i- "-- - x , . . ', 4 Above: Bruce Hamby makes his move. Right: 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. 1-chess club 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 fivef' Even though the club so far has done well this year, many people didn't know they existed. "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. fizlmllrflrxap hm-an l V il student action for education Education careers remain organ1zat1on's objective 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 choice. "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 club. "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 salaries. "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," Stephanie said. To keep the club active, even with its dwindling size, the sponsors remained in- volved. "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. W X 'rg 1 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- ground home. "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 technical fields." 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 in popularity. "One of the main reasons is because the homes are so energy-efficient," Todd said. "The heating bill for one year equals the price of a cord of wood, S75-S95," Drinkwater added. 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- ergy-efficient. But many people still fancied to the traditional style of homes. l l 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. , ,f 't' X , At. ng., ,, g 'hu ' I fr. 1 I A , L V ff' F Q t.NgfV:f' !, K 'N -. 'fi f .if W ' i T 'T ,tf: ,iy1' 51 na 7 vw x . 'a sf - ' , div 'Q .f nf-1 '.,. it 4 N L. Youth involve themselves 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- seph. "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. science club Sporting expenses reach unattainabl 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 every store." "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," Roger said. 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." i Varsity falls short of championship bid varsity 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- vious years." "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 said. 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 Tourney. 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 championship." f l Lf ,CAXX Q f' W J C ,Llbvxe Cbfvfgv ' f fl Jbllua Yfwfx iff? ffnmvy 5 Krffljkfk C,Q1f,wJ 0,10 le fi Left: Coach Chuck Harris and assistant Donna Shuler intent- ly watch a match against Chrisman at the Truman Tourna- ment. Above: Senior defensiue specialist Renee Lowe diuesfor a dink. W xxx 6AfYfv t l I g .. My p l 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 Carman Steinman encouragement. I Smut: ' .mm .-we-'nr . KN, .wx 1 volleyball -- if an Varsity falls short . . . . . . continued from page 102 puted conference title with a record of 10- 0. It was something no one else had ever done. "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 Tournament. "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 this year. '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. sgifi volleyball 1ll'!lAN S I 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. a S wlggggggrfftfzzfpsizgtiisim,.wgggfggszgaizggiiffqiiLa':igWqgv.-V . tq55,igv5Qi1M,...s.tgtw-W lv if-'Ywiiizzliggfgigrgzttrgfirg.wif Ni--1. Wgs,,m ,,a- s,Qtt,f33f bww-ffifsf, Teamwork creates winning enthusiasm junior varsity 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 high. "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 Shuler said. 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 together." 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- mote spirit. ' "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- ler said. "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 said. 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. said. Improvement was evident from one game to the next. When the team was down, after a loss, they still kept their spir- its -up. "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. 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CTOSS country E " ' Injuries set back --X-Countr y season 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 Schifferdecker said. "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 said. "We had a really tough conference," Mark said. Another factor that hindered cross t was the lack of interest. coun ry "Not too many get thrilled by going out and running. Most of our team was I juniors and sophomores. There wasnt much experiencef, Mark said. Besides the small turnout, little school support contributed est. 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- ton said. 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 main objective. Runners OVQFCOITIQ 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 hinder us." "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 follow them." Besides being a new sport for many of the girls, it was Berlin's first encounter withcross country. "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- ki said. "You have to help each other out like we did to be a good team," junior Jolaina Bohanan said. 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 Ginger Lee. "Our team was built basi- cally with sophomores who hadrft much serious running experience. " M' if . , 'I - , , ' - - P' " v 1: , . A if . , ' , K + It y V. : ' ir' , 'f ' 7-fig, " i Q ., 1 A Girl's Cross Country St. Mary's Invitational 2nd Fort Osage Triangular lst Independence Invitational 2nd Liberty Invitational 9th NKC Triangular 2nd William Chrisman lst Conference 5th District 17th l l Below: Girl's cross country team, first row: Nancy Billington, Julie Bordon, Nikki Noland Heather Caldwell, Tracy Koe, Ginger Lee, Coach Rick Berlin. Second row: Marley Jarvis, Kim Jones, Laura Miller, Jolaina Bohanon, Teresa Ganaden. Left: Weariness comes as no surprise to sophomore Teresa Ganaden and junior Heather Caldwell after finishing a race. I T i cross country Z ggggmwww , , vQ,5 55,wA Q Q- T 4Q4 , RPMI! . S t 2 ,Q . . ,Q zsqggszie gi gigs xp 525325253535 Q. .MM,Q,Hwggtl311gtMagzswwwgg-wpswffgss P Ztiqwmw WZ' :rMaszaiff:za:1 we xwwzswwwewziwz Q si 1 :sw gswfggggswszztl we .tisifwiiiwiaifiwrfiiw wilfw " 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. 1 tennm O is-4? 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. ,-,-.-1 Leadership enables outstanding season varsity Leadership played an important part in the success of the varsity tennis team this year. 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 said. "We thought we were in it for the title. We had three returning varsity sin- gles players from last year," Coach Pete Hile said. Oak Park and's Summit were the only defeats Truman faced this year, both of which are in the Big Six Conference with Truman. "There were four teams that were very good. We were one of themf' Hile said. "When we played's Summit, we had 'em, but we werenlt playing as good as we could have been," junior Penny Allee said. 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 said. 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," Wynetta said. In District competition, Truman's highest finisher was Sara Sandring, who advanced to the semi-finals and eventually finished third. "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 said. ililiii-1 Team togetherness serves up success junior varsity 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 pressures. "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." l as Belo w: Junior uarsity tennis team, first row: Carrie Carter, Cindy Martin, Betsy Bennholz, Chris John- son. Laur 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. .1 - football VNOJ Cf wqflxibb ALJ off of My j6,9XkUXiO,bU6!D AULWXO Y GBX Ax , 'V A H X' L K-BX QQ? X659 'Ax Q! vis' NV - Dou s f75J, Kevin Miller I511, ana' Mike Pruetting f23j congratulate each one o ' several quarterbacks sacks during the Lee's Summit game. The Pats won Mill as selected to the second team All-State defensive team. Below: Seniors Todd , Williams f7l, and Jim Holm 1661 show their feelings and those ofthe team after Wil f Blue Springs handed them a 26-3 loss. Below: Senior Milton Neal 6912 comes to the side- lines to talk ouer tactics with coach Talbott during a time out. Below: Senior Andy Williams sets up in the pocket while looking for an open receiuer. r l Patriots tall short of play-off dreams varsity The year that should have been but wasn'tg a statement that pretty well sums it up. 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 needed." 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 strongest ever. "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- bott added. 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 our equipment." 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 said. 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 drive. "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 game. 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. continued on page 118 . . . -Patriots fall short varsity . . . continued from page 117 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 years. But this year's team wasn't just the 11 starting seniors. "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- ence. ' 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 Chris. 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- standing players. 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 defense. 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- cluded. 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 life " 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. Right: Coach Jim Talbott Iwhite hatj and his staff discuss ouertime procedures with the referee. I I I V a x.K.r 7 . . . .. L. k-Lk is .1 N. . - I i i"Sffif1 aiwg-'zgttg-.av iqirsl-.sSgJf1, ilj5fQ5iEq.j5,fv.2' 'A X 1 , ' -1 - f.L- -W .A,,k Vm.A.t A ' X 5 if . .1151 b.Lki If Below: Varsity football team, first row: Brian Holcomb, Rob Makinen, Andy Williams, Ken K ' F' ld Steve Bailey Keith Enfield Ron Barbeck Mike Pruetting, Jack Lockwood, Wicker, evm ie s, , , , A Brian Howard, Kenny Jackson, Todd Holderness. 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"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- portant." 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 varsity. "We didn't really come on until the end of the season," Pauk said. "We won our last three straight games against good competition." "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 level. "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- ing." "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," he added. 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 fullback. "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. 1.-1.1--1--1 , Coaching problems have minor effects sophomore 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 year. "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 normal." The team put things together to re- cord a 4-3 season, the eighth consecutive winning season by the Truman sopho- more teams. But the team had its problems in the beginning. It was the yearly Palmer-Brid- ger confrontation. "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 13-0. "It was a bad feeling to start the year by being shut out," quarterback Shawn Brown said. 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 added. 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," Shawn added. "After the Lee's Summit game, they really put it together as a team," Hopper said. 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,', Licari concluded. l . 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. il. -fi -ii faii: Z : 2 :Z wg. M 2 - ii X 1 1 1 1 ' you -is .....,.s..e ....., , ,Nga . , H-M: : .. Below: Sophomore football team, first row: Kelly Fortner, Steve Lemley, Trauis Dauies, Brian 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. I football i S e I u 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. powderpuff ' x Hi QL , ,ict I ,1-- Seniors accomplish undoubtable victor girls vs. girls The annual Powderpuff game brought unsurprising results as the senior girls 'once again defeated the junior-sophomore team 20-0. 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. Milton disagreed: "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," Jon said. 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 during halftime. The total amount collected from the game was 5917, which went towards the Senior Prom. 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- tive. "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 said, "At the beginning'everyone thought it would be real rough. But it wasn't that bad. No one got hurtf' junior Andrea Rodak said. 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 said. "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 fall sports Classic flair set the scene as Michelle Blankenship was crowned the 1982 Home- coming queen. "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 enjoy it.', "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- ing fun." 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- ing. - "I felt proud and honored to be a part of Truman. It was a real privilege." 2' 5. 1 'f""v - L 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. Lair homecoming Mfrv ff 9 1 l i E 3 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. S i it In ! Q JY5 . ,Ei ""'-i 3'-X' ,x av!! gf , W .Jtt 5. .tif ,.', ' ' - 11 -it 55 "Ln '27 .' ?5,l,...? gifrziff f must, .ili- Attendants express feelings about event Winter Sports Queen Senior Sue Johnson became the 1982 Courtwarming queen February 9 at the Truman vs. Winnetonka boys' basketball game. Sue's attendants included seniors Rhonda Campbell and Laurie Grove, jun- iors Melinda Spry and Jill Wear, and sophomores Bonnie Clark and Lisa Lin- son. Surprise appeared to be a common denominator in the girls' nomination for attendants. "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," she said. 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 cancelled. 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 said. 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- ing up. "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 Van Horn. 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 abrupt halt. "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 us." "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 gamef' 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- ures. "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 state. "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." Upper right: Forward Tom Bodenstab goes up ouer Chrisman's Steue Lomax 1131 to lay in two points. "It was excellent while it lasted, but it had to end sometime." - ' .TK 'A . . . .... . .... , Q12 ,,,. .. 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Upper left: Guard Andy Williams, on the steal, goes in for an easy lay-up. l If 5... if o N A z - - ff basketball I Above: Curtis was credited with being "Mr. Outside, " but seeing him work into the basket was not an uncommon sight this year. Above right: The concentration shows on Dauid's face as he shoots one of his free throws. Right: Mark became known as "Mr. Cool, " for being able to make the needed shots from anywhere on the court. basketball - Togetherriess serves f-as key to boys' 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 future teammates. "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 together. "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 time together. "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 days." 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. SUCCESS varsity everyone. In 9th grade, we all started. That was something neat because we'd been together most of the time since 6th," Curtis said. 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 the team." "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. Teamwork results 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 said. "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- ful. " if ll N' ky 'Qin' 'i-.. i i, f 'flii Y p eppp A ll luiee su ii l i ,j ? i ,.,n0""' . XS? '12 Above: Junior Zack Zuber pours in two more points, helping the Pats beat the Wildcats 93-59, the most points scored this season. Left: Junior Mark Foudree lays in two from underneath the basket. 5 ' iiii 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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Upper right: Center Ron Rodel moves inside to bank it off the boards. fx 53492416 dew Q4 1 ,IQ -n-4 ME 176' v vues F i r I n i basketball l what s. mfr V Y g X .N I 5 Ei-:Cf , t, - , ,l,, V , V -fe-,Q , Right: Forward Kent Yahne pumps in a fdteen footer during the game. Above: Guard Ken Austin drives on his opponent hoping to get around him for a better shot. ' . w YL . rj gm - A . 'SA . .-QW, .V UN xg'-32 Sophomores adjust to offense, defense sophomore 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 said. 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 two points. "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 points." harder than usual to take as Scott ex- plains: "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 said. "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 Rimmer said. 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 said. econd-place finish ends winning season girls' varsity 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 consecutive appearance. "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- nents momentum. "One of the main reasons we went so far was because of our defense. lt caught them off balance," senior Sonya Reddell said. 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- gen" -l Below: Faking out the opponent results in an easy tu. senior Sherri Miller. 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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 them. 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 quarter. "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 hope so. !!! "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 said. "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 said. 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 said. 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," he said. 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. 1 Conference victory overshadows losses 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 Conference title. "I think that we expected to do that well," junior Nikki Noland said. But others had mixed feelings about the season. "At times we did do really well," sophomore Bonnie Clark said. "But we were inconsistent." 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- tonka. "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. " g + ,-xwlifa, ,gfifyiwciiiu W vz fqizf. P Left: Gaining possession of the ball is important in maintaining an early lead. Above: Head Coach Lou Lyons instructs her players during a time out. X1 M35 'www NN. .W ..,. A, , K. .. Q N ,i,2?gs+.wfi"'fvw!"'b' NSI 'Ska-iwbfliisi' NFS?S'HQBN-S35wihlfiwwiitwrms mek: myfwg s -W.. ., Q s. 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The team returnd 11 lettermen, but of these only five had any varsity expe- rience. "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- man said. 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- tion." 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 once. "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 task. "I'd dreamed about it before, but going down there was really special. Going down there topped off my whole year," Bobby said. 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- cluded. ,,.i-11-11 - F irst-year athletes express know-how junior varsity 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 Talbott said. At the junior varsity level, the athlete is introduced to the sport as well as to gain experience for next year's varsity wrestling squad. "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 said. "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- man said. "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 said. 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 Coffman said. But even though there were many forfeits as well as newcomers the year still was successful and next year looks hope- ful. "I kind of surprised myself. I did a lot better than what I thought I would do," Bill said. "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 situation. "The practices were real hard. This usually made a lot of people quit. The practices came everyday after school for about two hours." ,1 .I 'X wr! KB Nfxfdbwixil Jf , vf' JJ iw U V' me Jw V N if 17 W fi , , , J' if X KJ uk!! 1, NM v if . 1 'X ,v fi 1 W vi 1 W, jfb Duc' VU 0 JK V of i L-f- k --'- Miizf --ki i'. s .-k' X' i . .i . . 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The boys' parents were informed of the early morning wake- up call. However, it remained a secret to the wrestlers. "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 from Kim's. "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. isupportiue clubs il l 1 Wrestlerettes, Front row: Susan Manning, Monica Lewis, Kristin Johnson, Gina Calvin Kim Wah' re b k P S 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. 'Nm Jolaina Bohanon watches the swimmers to make sure of an accurate timing. Participation adds to group's success tickers 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 said. 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' responsibility. "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- dy said. Tickers are an important part in running a swim meet. ,-,l.1.i-l-:- tlerettes or Pep Club because we don't r . l v 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 varsity 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 you." "It really gets you up. You hear eve- ryone yelling for you and that just makes you want to do better," senior Jeff Austin added. 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. "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 Allen: "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- relay. 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. i - .. 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 second behind the winner during the conference meet. FFF U .lf -- iquyg,-uf-W - ww - gg A-1. A 1 -an--milfs-91" f L- .r f Fx, :nfs ",u..',s,' i B. 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A ' Q- I ,. 5 ymiffff, .Q-32. .ii ,1,!Q,,,, ,x ..i. -:I Hard work brings team improvement junior varsity For the J.V. Boy's Swim Team, a combination of hard work and determina- tion enabled them to complete a success- ful season. Many swimmers were able to reach pre-set goals amidst hard workouts and rough competition. "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 size. 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 you try." "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 the meet. "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. 1,1-.Li1l -L11.l.. Yell leaders create enthusiasm for fans varsity blue 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 said. "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," Shane said. 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 leaders. "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 cheerleaders. "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- dak said. "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 leaders. "At camp, the instructors t8ught us how to execute partner stunts with yell leaders. We also acquired some from other schools," senior Trisha Anderson said. 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- thia said. Above right: Cynthia and Jeff practice their double stunts before a big game. Right: Cheerleaders lead cheers to boost their football team. , M-E "I think the yell leaders added a lot to the enthusi- asm of the crowd." Tl 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, h . Robert Morris. Not pictured: Lisa Kehring, Left: Kristi giues a smile of ent usiasm at the Lee's Summit game. cheerleaders- I Abo ve: Red squad, first row: Christy Houlihan, Julie Passantino, second row: Andrea Sesler Beck Berlekamp, Teresa Smith third row' Pam C L 1 .V , . ase, arrie Miller. Below: White squad, Tracy Fletcher, Jodi Webber, Traci Harbaugh, Kellie Smith, Sherri Groue. I 1.-..-+ 5 cheerleaders lg 1 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 and cheers. "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 day." "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 said. l"I think the camp helped us as a squad because we im- proved so much while we were there." they knew how much we'd enjoy it," An- drea said. "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- tion." "lt does take a lot of time," Andrea said, "but it's good to be involved." ,i-l---1 rw 155,211 rt-1-rr? tl! 5 Rbqtrelis Oily ieaviyi 5-all kt iilrlvrtlkr lgwy 0 +combine performers drill team New sponsors were a common change for many groups, including the Starsteppers. 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 new sponsor. "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 ,X.f 'Ui' g W w M i t ,V.zkV VV -- N Far left' Ironically, seniors Michelle Blankenship and Susan Young wait in the 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 p . props used in routines throughout the year. Below: Starsteppers, Front row. ' ' - ' L ' Grove 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 inna ay 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. 'Lgl mai mg Above' Standing with anticipation, senior mascot Kelly Dauidson pre pores to perform the pom-pom routine with the uarsity cheerleaders. ir, "t' A,A,'i Below: Smile! Say cheese. Many pictures are taken of Pep Club because V Q l'i:f .5 " lj of unending involvement at games. Group pictures are a part of it. Names listed on pages 234 and 235, iil is. 2, if-1 is ,swumu Human ABUSE QOUAG Y,,..,.... g - 32 mf., , W . 1 , If Z 'Yii Ql in ,M N 'wi if 1 .15 If mil t o tl n ,NW l 'tb F1 T v lt. X cv. 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. ,l-1-i Altered le adership sparks school spirit spirit b "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- ple.'l "Jenny is real energetic and has put a lot into it," junior Linda Quarti, treasurer, added. Pep Club was unlike any other club. Its activities exceeded most other clubs' activities. 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 to games. "The school looks better supported with the Pep Club all in uniform," Linda said. "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 group." 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 oosters A... Above: Much spirit is aroused with President Jenny Holcomb leading in screams and hollers for the team. 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 new sponsors. "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 Jill Sherman 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 grade. "Being at Truman for three years now, I feel I know most of the students in my graduating class," senior Jeff Howe said. ' "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 N .- the years, the number is actuallyoa great deal less, for they tend to stick to one group. "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 in. j "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 said. 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. O 0 Adams, Susanne Adrales, Loida Allan, Staci Allega, Dave Allen, Jolena Allen, Melinda Alsup, Jim Alsup, Mike Anderson, Guy Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Laura Andrews, Eric Anello, S. R. Armburst, Janet l If Inexperience results in inactivity Adjustment is one factor which influ- ences all new students. Class officers are no exception. 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 planning activities." 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 do." Julie agreed. "The sophomores donit really need any money anyway. We don't have dan- ces or proms or banquets like the other classes." "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 raising events. "'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' Aslakson, Gwen Ausmus, Pam Austin, Kenny Auxier, Wendy Bailey, Sheri' Baker, Carol Barger, Gary . ir. . . Barnum, Michele Batterton, Randy Beach, Darlene Beale, Laura Beck, Becky Bedsworth, Tosha Belvin, Teresa Belvin, Todd Bendure, Amanda Bennholz, Betsy Berlekamp, Becky Biesemeyer, Kim Birch, Melody Bisges, Susan Bishop, Debbie Blevins, Laurie Board, Julie Bodenstab, Barry Bollinger, Scott Bond, Beth Bonner, Chris Booker, Rechelle Boos, Melissa Bowers, Lisa Box, Danny Boyd, Kim Brady, Chris Brant, Bill Bredehoeft, Kent Brown, Shawn Bruner, Cynthia Buchanan, Brian Buesing, John Burgess, Paula Burnette, Tina Buro, Beth Butler, Brad Butler, Brett Byrd, Angie Cantrell, Mark Carson, Duane Carson, Tanya Carter, Kelley Carter, Kellie Case, Pam Casper, Jodie Caviness, Carol Chapman, Sheri Childress, Steve sophomores Clark, Bonnie Clark, Rhonda Clifton, Kim Cliriefelter, Scott Clinkenbeard, LaDonna Clothier, Raymond Clow, Randy sophomores - Cobb, Jim Coffman, J. D. Cohoon, Amy Cohoon, Melissa Collins, Robbie Conner, Donna Cook, Karen Cope, Steve Copenhaver, Gloria Corliss, Leslie Cornwell, Mike Corteville, Pam Counti, Phil Cox, Elaine Cox, Mike Craig, Doug Crain, Tina Crow, Stuart Cureton, Don Dacy, Bill Dady, Bill Daleo, Mike Datweiler, Danny Dauer, Gary Davies, Travis Davis, Roger Davis, Shelly Day, Anthony Delana, Sherri Delana, Terri Dennie, Lori Denney, Scott Dewey, Lisa Dieckhoff, Robert Donnell, Alex Doughty, Sean Dowdall, Deborah Dowell, Jeff Downey, Jonas Drayer, Kelly Dube, Becky' Duffett, Tim Durst, David Earhart, Nick Echols, Bobbie Eckhardt, Jim Eckman, Matt Edie, DeAmbra Elrick, Ross. Esry, Jon Evans, Shirley Fanara, Tony Fields, Larry Fischer, Brad Flaigle, John Fleming, Jennifer Forbes, Tacy Fortman, Jill Fortner, Kelly Fox,.Claudia Freeze, Flip French, Carol Gamble, John Ganaden, Teresa Gardels, Cindy Gardels, Susie Gates, Jeff Gerary, Robert Gerrard, Leslie -Giandalia, Tina 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," Mark said. Energy is one thing Mark needs. He plays with teenagers from 14 to 18 years old. "It's hard having all these little kids and huge guys running around trying to kick a goal. It gets pretty rough," Mark said. He would rather play with an 18 or older team. "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 now. "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 good time." Mark Inbody's agility and strength help him with soccer, "It's a good game because it's fast. It neuer gets boring." - Gibson, Bill Gimmarro, Tim Goade, Tina Gonzales, Bill Gordey, Gary Gordon, Ron Gouldsmith, Eric Gray, Joey Greenfield, Grant Greer, Jeffrey Gregg, Crystal Gregory, Tracey Gregovich, Jill Griffin, Amy Gross, Laura Grotenhuis, Ron Grove, Sherri Gunlock, Steve Guzman, Cathy Haas, David Haase, Tony 1 K. 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- demy. "There was around 5,000 people there and they picked the top 5 shooters to go out to the Olympic training center in Colorado Springsfl Amanda tried out for the 1984 Olym- pics at the beginning of the school year. The tryouts werenft as hard as some would think. "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- 4 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,' she said. 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 Hahn, Craig Hall, Lori Hall, Troy Hanrahan, Mike Harbaugh, Traci Harrington, Debbie Harrison, Christine i Harrison, David Hawkins, Rachelle Hayner, Kim Hayward, Debby Hazelrigg, Don Hedrick, Wes Hennier. Larry Henry, Mar' Beth Herndon, Bill Herricks, Ebby Herring, Lori Hess, Brenda Hessefort, James Hibdon, Tim Hickert, Greg Hickman, Mike Hodges, Mike Hoffman, Darlene Horn, Paula Hosack, Allen Hotalling, Susan Hough, Steve Houk, Steve Houlihan, Christy Howard, Jon Howerton, Bedar Hoy, Mike Hoye, Bobby Huddleston, Tammy Huff, Jennifer Huff, Kim Huffman, Scott Huntsinger, Nancy lnbody, Mark Jacobs, Janet Jakobe, Mark Jakobe, Scott James, Ann Jarnagin, Monica Jarvis, Marley Jensen, Jami Jeske, Steve Jewett, Don John, Scott Johnson, Kristin Jones, Gary Jones, Kelly Jones, Kim Jones, Stacey sophomores Kata, Cinderella Keedvvell, Danny Kehring, Chris Kelley, Mary Kelly, Sean Kerns, Melinda Kihn, Tammy Kim, Yon Kinnison, Brenda Kirmse, Kevin Kirmse, Kurt Kite, Richard Knapp, Kerrie Koe, Tracy Koecher, Amy Konopasek, Karla Kramer, Jennifer Kramer, Kim Kuenne, Karen Kuske, Jeff Laber, Graig Lalla, Nancy Landers, David Landrum, Jon Langton, David Lappohn, Denise Lara, Henry Lawson, Dena Lee, Ginger Lemley, Steve Leonard, Bill Levens, Scott Lewis, Monica Lewis, Valr--' Lightner, F Lilly, Cyndi Lindley, Michele Link, Sandy Linson, Lisa Lockwood, Chris Long, Robby Mackey, Sue Magruder, Lori Makinen, Shelly Malcolm, Kurt Malott, Mike Manning, Susan Mansfield, Steve Marshall, David Martin, Cindy Martin, Kim Massey, Kyle Mast, Jeff Matson, Kerry Mawhiney, Sheri May, Denise sophomores Mayer, David Mayo, Kipp McCain, Roxann McCaughey, Greg McCoy, Nancy McEvers, Karen 4 i l 5 Mclntosh, Kim McKee, Michelle McQuinn, Scott McSwain, Greg Medlin, Tracy 'Meeker, Debby Meier, Karen Meier, Lisa Merrel, Troy Mika, Robert Miller, Larrie Miller, Lisa Miller, Roger Mitchell, Rhonda 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 rallies lKCYFCl. The group, which consists of 150 kids from all over the Greater Kansas City area, meet once a week to practice for their performances. 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 all together." There were many reasons that in- spired Sue to tryout. i.t tttwxx I tilt A itll I, i 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 important reasons. "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." 1.1.- l Mizer, Karen Moon, Randy Monk, Sherri Morain, June Moreland, Brian Morrill, Scott Mulliken, Ken Murphy, Susan Murray, Thelma Muster, Lisa Myers, Loren Nance, Bill Napier, Lisa Naugle, Norman Neighbors, Scott Neill, Cherie Nerman, Sandy Pack, Danny Page, Miles Paris, John Park, Kim l 'Weighted 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 unweighted classes. 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, George Coskey. "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 rank competition. "It shouldn't be too much of a hassle because the changes are consistent," Handley said. But some of the students the changes actually affect don't agree. ' c l Ll L i .. .ia . ' courses' list dwindles T ff I'-T ia-P a "P Vs 4 S Li- Cl . 7-: - fir fix? Lp--T6 5-2-i li 1-1 I+- :I ,ii is K if ll 5 U li' " si .' i , - ll l - - U? N - i- 1 2 ! f l?" -- -i-1.- P ak 1 L, : . . . : T 77 - ,Q-Q . Q Q23 -L2-fl' '54 "I know a lot of those extra points 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 Jones said. The changes might also have future effects on the courses students choose to take. "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 said. 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," Handley said. Parker, Angela Lori Parker, Parker, Tina Parsons, Beth Passantino, Julie Patterson, Kyle Pattison, Kim Peiker, Jim 1 , l l . . i r -l I Pendergrass, Carter Pendleton, Kim Pete, Dave Petentler, Todd Phelps, Jim Piercey, Kim Ploeger, Todd Portlance, Steve Power, Rhonda Premoe, Kitty Pressley, Melissa Price, Landon Prock, Bryan Puckett, Russel Pursley, Michele Raffurty, Jamie Ragan, Pat Rea, Pat Rector, Johnnie Reed, Danny Reed, Patty Reimer, Janet Renfrow, Laura Rhea, April Rhoads, Nancy Riffe, Janise Rigby, Craig -Rhinehart, Karan Risenhoover, Steve Roedel, Ronnie Romeo, Ryan Royle, Leisa Rozgay, Steve Russell, Rodney Ruth, Angie Schmidt, Bill Schmitt, Jim Schnakenberh, Tim Schroeder, Chris Schubert, Tina Schwartz, Michelle Seigfreid, Collett Self, Kim Sesler, Andrea Shellhorn, Aaron Short, Carol Shouse, Terri Siron, Sharon Sisson, Joy sophomores LISA 4 iii - . N-. Skinne r, Sharon Slover, Parrish Smith, Bonnie Smith, Carolyn Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Jett Perry Sherrie Teresa V Snapp, Karen Snyder, Glken Spielbusch, Lisa Spillman, Mark Squibb, Gina Stanley, Bart Stark, Kelly Sterrett, Stacy Stewart, Karri Stockton, Kelly Stompoly, Mike Stone, Angie Stonham, Sean Storms, Chris Stout, Debbie Strohm, Garry Sutton, Jon Swait, Kevin Swarts, Dianna Swigert, Stave Tally, Stacy Thomas, Chester Thorpe, Scott Thurber, Rodney Thurman, Tami Tidwell, Marina Tittle, Kim Titus, Mike Tobler, Troy Todd, John P. Turner, Beth Anne Turner, Robin Trenary, Larry Ulbaldo, Jose Vance, Tracy Vargas, David Vinson, Mike Vodry, Beth Vodry, Debbie Wahrenbrock, Kim Waitzman, Laura Wales, Marlin Walker, ,Tracee Warren, David Waterman, Alan Wayman, Jim Webb, Scott Webb, Terri Welch, Darrin -sophomores Wheldon, David Wells, Darryl Wheeldon, Randall White, Brenda Whiteaker, Pamela Wiley, Brooke Wilkinson, Kelly Willard, Gary l i 5' 1 if g sf Williams, Cheryl Williams, Jim Williams, Liz Williams, Tina Williams, Vince Williamson, Deanna Wilson, Julie Wilson, Mike Wilson, Stacey Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Todd Wingate, Gina Witcher, Anne Wolford, Lisa Kfp dreams of professional status Bowling is an everyday event for sophomore Kip Mayo - and maybe a life- time career. Kip began bowling at an early age. "l started bowling about eight years ago when my brother would take me," Kip said. 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 better average. "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- est series." 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 il J hopes to start bowling at another one soon. With years of experience and his ded- ication., Kip's dream of becoming a pro- fessional bowler could someday become a reality. Below: Kip utilizes his talents to their fullest by bowling as frequently as he can. - v.. C. i I. Wood, John Wood, Lynette Wright, Richard Wyrick, Keith Wyzard, Ron Yach, Monica Yahne, Kent Zimmermann, John Adair, Robert Adkins, Alan Admire, Pam Ahloe, Loretta Ahmu, Oliver Ahrens, Mike Akers, Janell Allee, Penny Allin, Kathy Anderson, Jennifer Anderson, Lori Anderson, Scott Antoniello, Annette Arni, Tony Atchley, Robert Atkinson, Tracy Austin, Scott Ayers, Leroy Babler, Susan Bacus, Randy Bailey, Sharon Bailey, Steve Ball, Melane Ballinger, Christy Barger, Lee Barron, Duane Bascio, Theresa Baze, Sherri Beck, Damon Beebe, Sharyl Beebe, Tom Bell, James Bell, Jenny Bell, Mike Benson, Ted Birt, Larry Bisges, Geri Blankenship, Jeana Boecker, Tamara Bohanon, Jolaina Bond, Paul Bordeno, Joni Boyd, Brady Brayfield, Melanie Brewer, Lavon Brinkmeyer, Sandy Briseno, Michelle Brown, Charles Brown, Kyrdra as 1 v, n K Class unity Junior class officers directed most of their attention to raising money for their class. This year's officers were Zach Zuber, presidentg Chris Keene, vice-president, Cindy Meyer, secretaryg and Phil LeVota, treasurer. Zach was a Student Council repre- sentative and a member of the boy's j.v. basketball team. He decided to try some new money- making projects this year. "We sold decorated canisters and we also worked at two concession stands," Zach said. 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 reason. K"I'he fun part was meeting all the X ia, 1 . A X 3 . Brown, Mona Brown, Philip Browning, Kim Boley, Mike Bruner, Dennis Buckner, Peggy Bullard, Debbie Bullock, John Burleson, Shellie Burns, Melody Burnworth, Greg Burroughs, Larry main goal for officers 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 situations." 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,' Cindy said. Cable, Susie Caldwell, Heather Caldwell, Stephanie Calfas, David Calvin, Gina Campbell, Laura Campbell, Paul Campbell, Samantha Caples, Steve Carpenter, Jay Carpenter, Kim Carter, Carrie Castro, Chris Caswell, Brent Caviness, Todd Chamberlain, Nancy Chap, Lana Chenoweth, Misty Christensen, Colin Christian, Sandra 3 x 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 students themselves. "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 tests. I "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. Christy, Vickie Clark, Wendy Clement, John Cline, Regina Cochran, Julie Coe, Mike Coldsnow, Jill 'Skt' Cole, Sammie Coleman, Donald Coleman, Susan Collins, Debbie Cook, John Cook, Lee Copeland, James Corteville, Bill Coughenour, Mike Courtney, Christele Crabtree, Tim Craig, Julie -...4 Cruwell, Sharon Danzo, Angela Daugherty, Maura Daugherty, Sandra Davis, Tammy Day, Patty Dean, Teri Deckard, Renee Delana, Tina Dempsey, Tim Denham, Brad Denham, Fred Deschesnes, Rhonda Detillier, Chautel Diaz, Tina Dickerson, Denise Dinwiddie, Donald Dladbach, Allison Dod, Debbie Rae Dodson, Bryan Donnici, Louis Dowell, Hubert Dowell, Stacy Dowell, Stella Downey, Kim Dummitt, Perry Duncan, Larry Duncan, Tammy DuRee, Alison Durst, Suzanne juniors Dutton, Mary Edwards, Scott Ellis, John Enfield, Keith Evans, David Evans, Elayna Evans, Jon Farley, Robert Farnham, Jill Farris, Dennis Fletcher, Tracy Ford, Jean Ann Foster, Lori Foudree, Mark Fowler, Mark Franco, Mark Franklin, Kent Garcia, Jesse Geier, Jon George, Randy George, Willy Giarraputo, Steve Gilges, Keith Glidewell, Kim Goff, Dan Grabb, DeeDee Graham, Fred Gramlich, David Gray, Randy Green, Brigitte Green, Tim Griffin, Shelly Guerra, Jay Haefele, Annie Hageman, Lisa Hahn, Carole Hall, Cheryl Hallford, Sue Halsey, Douglas Halterman, Ronnie Hamby, Bruce Hancock, Brent Harlow, Misan Harris, Scott Harvey, Shelly Hawks, Derk Hawthorn, Randy Haynes, DeAna Hayward, John Hedrich, Bobby Heidbrier, Julia Heins, Martin Hemmerlein, Heidi Hendricks, Dan Henley, Laura Herren, Debbie Herrick, Susan Hessenflow, Alicia Hicks, Jeff Hiebert, Bryan Hills, Anne 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 pleased." 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- 15"-X Numerous trophies and blue ribbons, examples of Sara Landers champion ability, clutter the Landers household. man, Sara said. But unfortunately, money is, too. "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, Sara said. "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," Sara said. 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." l Hoelscher, Mary Holcomb, Brion Holdeman, Brian Holliday, Tracy Holsten, Jill Horner, Connie Houston, Joe Howard, Kristi Howard, Rebecca Huff, Kevin Hughes, Darrell Isaacs, Steve Jackson, Kenny Jarmin, Jeanne Jarmin, Jean Jennings, Chris Jennings, Jeff Johnson, Kari Johnson, Kris Johnson, Rhonda K Pl s i , l ., 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- ers. 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 of Fun. "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," Kim said. 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 said. 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 and fun. "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. Johnson, Robin Johnson, Tom Johnson, Wendy Jones, Brad Jones, Cheryl Jones, Rhonda Jones, Tammy is . .,.,k. , -Q- 3-Q---P"""""""""" Justus, J. J. Justice, Steve Keene, Chris Kelley, Glen Kenney, Pam Ker, Robin Ketchum, Scott Kim, Song King, Jim Kinney, Danny Kiper, Charles Koftan, Sheila Kohn, David Korinek, Chris Kubli, Kaye Kuhn, David Kuhn, Lisa Kuhnert, Troy Kurbin, Keith Kuzniakowski, Terry Kyle, Marjorie Lady, Roger Lafferty, Deanna Landers, Sara Landes, Paul Lang, Jeff Lanning, Wayne Leeper, Doug LeVota, Phil Lewis, Vonda Little, Dana Littleton, Natalie Lockwood, Jack Lockwood, Troy Logsdon, Joe Lowderman, Linda Lowrey, David Lukens, Craig Lunsford, Craig Lutes, Lisa Lynch, Kim Mackey, Gretchen juniors - as 1 .ff 6 f - , L gf acPherson, Paul Madson, Melissa ,E 1 Macklin, Darren 13 ? . Q5 Main, Cheryl 3 iii? ffiig aa i if Mallory, Tammy Malloy, Kevin gl Aki ig A? Malott, Paula . v ganspeaker Sherry Manthe, Lisa 3 ' 01 Mansfield, Lisa " Martin, Monty if ' Mata, Danny 'fl l McCandless, Sandy Miz' 5 . X Lili! 3 f W 0 . I it i juniors McCarty, Bill McConnell, Roseanne' McCulley, Gary McCulley, Terry, McDaniel, Threasa McGee, Tina McMahon, Kathy McPherson, Kevin Meyer, Cindy Meyer, Marsha Miller, Andrea Miller, Christopher Miller, Melissa Miller, Scott Milum, Laura Mitchell, Jeff Mitchell, John Monahan, Brian Moore, Jennifer Moore, Kelly Moore, Wayne Mullins, Rachel Murphy, Debbie Mutti, Marty Myers, Jamie Myers, Shawn Nelson, Jeff Newport, Kerry Nickel, Greg Nickle, Kevin Noelker, Cheryl Noland, Nikki O'Dell, Dennis Ogle, Susan O'Hara, Kristine k Y xl .NN 3 ffm I 3 ' Olinger, Gayle Ottens, Donna Pantoja, Teresa Parks, Mike Paris, Bruce Paul, Dennis Paulson, Nancy Pennel, Christi Penrod, David Peterson, Cathy Phelps, Scott Pier, Lorrain 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 said. Lisa's mother became a member of the European Ice Review after being se- lected in an audition at a local rink in Eng- land. "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. dancing champs." 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." V V 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 national champions. English skating Company, 4 .. 5 ll Ploeger, Steve Polacek, Jeff Polacek, Julia Porter, Jeff Posler, Tracy Postnikoff, Judith Preator, Chad Preston, Robin Price, Patty Pryor, Darla Puckett, Lori Quarti, Linda Ramirez, Annette Rellihan, Kim Reyes, Roger Rice, Jeff Rice, Vince Richardson, Chris Ridings, Scott Rigg, Marc ,M 'Q - 115115 X X. S . Gratories express hidden opinions It's getting harder and harder to ex- press opinions these days. Junior Robert Farley has found a way out. 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 clearly defined. "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 speech toumament. -gg- Riggs, Bob Riley, Stan Rinella, John Risinger, Darryl Robel, Greg Robinson, Chris Rodak, Andres Rogers, Jimmy isa, Rohde, Carla Ross, J. Curtis Russell, Kevin Salisbury, Betty Sandage, Lisa Sanders, Natalie Sands, John Sarrett, Stephen Sartain, Sheryl Schell, Christi Segroves, Donna Serum, Jon Sexton, Cheryl Sharkey, Karmen Sheets, Connie Shelton, Deanne Shockley, Andy Shoemaker, Adam Shinabargar, Valerie Shinn, Pete Shultz, Jim Simmons, Stacie Sinnet Skoch Slayba Small, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, t, Cliff , Tim ugh, Greg Angela Angela Anita Kellie Roxanna Smith, Tim Spears, Teresa Spry, Melinda Squibb, Cris Starr, Bryan Stauffer, Lynn Steffen, Blair Stephenson, Mike Stewart, Penny Stock, Lisa Stockton, Wade Stout, Tammera juniors Street, Debbie Stuart, Jeff Sullivan, Tim Sutherland, Scott Taylor, Robert Terrell, Sheila Thompson, Chris Thompson, Maria Thompson, Melanie Thompson, Pattie Throne, Kandy Tillman, Karey Todd, Cheryl Tolliver, Stacey -, gt X, L fi K S x YN x R S Town, Darlene Trenary, Barbara Troeh, Rick Turner, Sherri Ulrich, Emily VanDolah, Rick Vickery, Teresa Vochatzer, Scott Wade, Roger Waggoner, Jenny Wagner, Kris Walker, Gary Walker, James Walker, Sherri Walquist, Joyce Walters, Randy Warnock, Jeff Warnock, Steve Warren, Alice Waterworth, Kevin Wear, Jill Webber, Jodi Weddle, Mark Weikal, Angela Weld, Debi Wellendorf, Darla West, Eric West, Eric Wetzel, Paul Wheeler, Cheryl White, Brenda White, Doug White, Gary White, Margaret White, Rhonda AMT l s i..- . .i N ' Y xxx. if . X s .E i I 1 ,fx f Y . a i Whitmore, Kevin Widmyer, Ernest Wilcox, David Wildschuetz, David Wilhelm, Daniel Williams, Greta Williams, Kellie Williams, Stan Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Lisa Winslow, Paula Wishon, Darlene Wood, Jamie Woodbury, Scott 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 off. 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 to Columbia. On Oct. 28, Jeff arrived at Columbia Hickman High School for the state-wide competition. "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." -W 1 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. . ,D il f I 4:57 t ,, I L Woodward, Tim Wright, Tammy Wynn, Jerry Young, Kelly Zapien, Matt Zimmermann, Kathy Zuber, Zach Bill Abney Eric Adams Robert Adams Janis Allen Jonell Allen Mike Allison Enis Alpakin Larry Alsup Steve Alsup William Alumbaugh Angie Anderson Greg Anderson Lee Anderson Trisha Anderson Julie Arnone Ken Ash Shelli Ashmore Jim Aslakson Jeff Austin Douglas Bainter Diane Baker Kathy Ballard Ron Barbeck Tony Barreto Theresa Beach Danny Bean Kelly Beattie Jill Beaver Jeff Beck Darrin Becker were X '. , N gg: " 5 wr ,I N F 1 , V. ,m,,m.v . 1 i Q , J nw 4 n, J ,, l l l i". 7 if In GX yy I4 I X9 In F' rr 5 'T W '-if ,,'1., ,, vfrif ,, l 'f'f'-f 0 '-" af ' V ' -:., 'fvywrffi ' 1' iz, " ' . A A A , ' e. ' A e. f f "'i 1 , .,.k A .H V ' LL A -0- ' ll' A 1 1 "" e ix ,,,, ' 1 ,I 4' 3 f "if,-f-3' W T A 16, uf f i S f wil a lt f Il 'mmm Seniors Stephanie Bellew Randy Bentele Rachelle Biondo Debbie Bishop Timothy Bishop if Roland Blaine Michelle Blankenship Micheal Blankenship Jenny Blessman Tom Bodenstab David Bonadonna Brad Bond Vince Bond Chrissy Boring Bob Bowen 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 totaled S917.71. "We made a lot more than we thought we would. It is a perfect project because all of the earnings were pure profit," Domi- nic said. The main reason for the increase was the team members were charged a dollar to play. "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, treasurer, said. "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 E! Senior class officers, Dominic Conde, presidentg Tani Stanke, uice-presidentg Wendy Peters, secretaryg 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 reception followed. "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." j 'ii" . X Q I A David Braby Teresa Bradley Erik Branstetter Chris Braun Tina Breidel Eric Breyfogle Melissa Bridges Sherri Brisbin Carl Brogdon Wayne Brooks Brenda Brown Kevin Browning Robert Bruner Ken Brunson Cynthia Buckley QP' BVAC holds out-of-school functions The odor of sweat is often prevalent at the Blue Valley Activity Center CBVACJ. 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 Walker said. "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- gram. "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 spectating. "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 said. ff' ya -Participation, competition and enjoyment are distinctive qualities that draw students to BVAC. Keith Burns Daniel Burrus Jeff Butler Chris Button Douglas Byrd Troy Calvin Chris Campbell Rhonda Campbell Toni Campos Michael Carr Melody Carroll Allen Carter Cristine Cartwright Stacey Carver Kyla Case Steve Case Jody Caton Robert Cavanaugh Sherri Chambers Danny Childress Chris Christensen Lee Christina Stormy Church Russell Clothier Elizabeth Clough Tom Cochran Cathy Cohoon Joe Colletti Kevin Collins Scott Comer Angie Comstock Derek Conde Dominic Conde Scott Connors Paula Copeland Gary Copenhaver Dan Cordle Allen Corzine Lorie Coughenour Carol Courier Nancy Cox Jeff Craig Linda Crain Jerry Crawford Jerry Crews Cheryl Cross Mark Cross Neil Croxton Chris Dacy Kelly Davidson Christina Davis Donna Davis Kelly Davis Laura Davis- Mark Davis Rick Davis Kathlyn Day Serena Dehoney Tina Deschesnes Denise Dever Mark DeYoung Robbi Dickinson Tanya Dillard Thelma Dishong David Dodd Darrin Donahue Joe Doney Jerry Donovan Diana Doss Mary Doss Timothy Doughty Michelle Drumright Cindy Durham Mary Durnell Bobby Eades 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- ships made. "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- ple." 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 chance." 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.' " Rich Earhart Nancy Eiken Karen Elgin Becky El-Hosni David Elliott Gib England Robin Enke Dayna Etter Debbie Evans Doug Evans 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 tourists. "Only part of it was learning about government. About 70 percent of the week was sightseeing." Brian has not only brought back we-1 n Truman history to attend Boys Nation after being memories, but he has also brought back new incentive. "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." Angela Fanare Greg Fansher Jann Fenner Stacey Ferree Kevin Fields 11, Gloria Fikki Jerry Flesner David Forbis Debbie Ford Jeff Ford Thade Fordham Mike Fortner Rita French Melody Gaines Richard Gannaway Class ranks 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- dents." "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 11, S li!" is-X. f 'W3""l9 5 if S as 6 N K 5 create student rivalry number they are," counselor George Cos- key said. "I sometimes wish that they wouldn't even tell us our rank," Russell Clothier said. f'There is too much overemphasis on rank." "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- sion. "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- cess." Tammy Gannaway Larry Garland Mike Gentry Brock Gerdtz DiAnna Gibson f x N ! ' sux :Q wi it 5 Ai Nxt x 3 Kevin Gilges Kim Gill Paul Given Dan Godfrey Tom Godfrey Charby Goodwin Carla Gorden Larry Gorden Amy Gore Sheila Graham Geoffrey Gran James D. Green Jimmy Green Rhonda Greenfield Lynn Gregavich Chris Griep Danny Griffith Roger Gross Laurie Grove Jennifer Haas Mark Hafner Tripp Haight Andy Halloway Brian Ham Jeff Handley Tom Hanrahan Vicki Hardon Cindy Harms Kelly Harper Doug Harrison .fi J. . Seniors Kenneth Hart Mark Hartley Georganna Hartsell Sharon Hatcher Ann Heady Darron Henderson Kathy Henderson Beverly Hepting Rosanna Hernandez Suzanne Hess John Hickert Kim High Bobbie Hill Lisa Hill Shane Hills Greg Hobbs Monica Hodges Virginia Hodges Margie Hoffine Janet Hoffman John Hogue Jenny Holcomb Todd Holderness Debbie Holman Mary Holt Kim Hopkins Tracy Horn Mike Hosack Brian Howard Kim Howard Jeff Howe Mark Huelse Larry Hunter Michelle Hurd Brent Ince Walter Jackson Jim Jardine Karen Johann Brent Johnson Steve Johnson it ixxfl iff ll Sue Johnson Jamie Jones Richard Jones Vince Kackley Linda Kallmeir Debbie Karas Pelenaise Kata Doug Katz Lisa Kehring George Keil 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 Starlight. 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 hit him. "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 dance tryouts. "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." kin After surviving final cuts, Greg Palmer found himseU with a part as a page in "Camelot," and Greg survived. l , 'ls I . f G X. g Q Michele Kempf Sarah Kendall Sam Kennedy Cindy Kerley Bart Kesner Tim Kettner Pam Kilgore Chong Kim Russell King Brian Kinne Sherry Kirkpatrick David Klaassen Kurt Klimt Cherie Knapp Tim Knight 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 - Japanese style. 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," Jennifer said. 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 to expect. "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 Japanese family. 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 transportation. "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 here." The student exchange was not for- mulated as an academic learning expe- rience but more as an introduction to dif- ferent cultures. "I learned how to conduct myself around Japanese people. You bow a lot," Brent said. 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Julie Nicola Holly Noland Jovita Orlando Dawnette Ormsbee Bradley Oyler Scott Pace Greg Palmer Emily Parker Lori Parker Shari Parker 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 added. 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, r Py moving to America in May of 1979, Eric Mercado discovers hard times in teaching himseU the English anguage. 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, Todd Parker Dan Parks Doug Parks Brooke Paton . Dawn Patterson 'NG Ss N S Wag. Kelly Patton Cherise Payne Bill Pelletier Ron Pence Lisa Pendleton Cheri Pennel Lana Pennell Wendy Peters Laurie Phelps Angie Pierce " 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- intendent. "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- ident, said. 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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Lori Sullivan Lisa Sutton Darrin Swait Sheila Tatom John Taylor Lisa Temple Tara Thompson Adrienne Thornton David Titus Debbie Toner 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- ate's. 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 school. "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 Jet Mechanic. "'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. Kris Tucker David Tweedy Lori Umsted Mark Usrey Monica Usrey Shelly Van Meter Vicki Van Ry Jane Van Tassel Steve Vaughn Hugh Vest F . Tim Vogel Lana Waggener Rick Waggener Lisa Wagner Shelli Wahrenbrock Angel Walker Steve Walker Lucy Wallace Sandra Walter Donna Webb if REX S t I as il, Rubik's Cube entices student minds Of the many games in the world, few are as simple, or as complex as Rubik's Cube. 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 misplace. 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." i 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. Bliss Weeks Maria Weeks Kim Wehmeyer Dean Welsh Debbie Wendleton Navi UO" Qgv-nf t ' ' . 2 . :"':. -. ,Q I es Mary Wesley Rhonda West Robert Wheeldon Anita Wheeler Clay White Tracy White Jim Whitworth Ken Wicker Bob Wickman Scott Wilckens Bill Wilcox Rinda Wilcox Leslie Wiley John Wilkinson Andy Williams Robert Williams Stephanie Wilson Sheryl Wingo Steve Winship Cathy Winslow Dana Wiseman John Wiser Theresa Witthar Jean Wolford David Wood Jim Wood Pam Wood Michelle Wright John Wyss Kendra Yahne Susan Young Gina Zimmerman Amy Zimmermann Danny Zink Idoia Zubeldia 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 said. 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 funds." The federal government isn't the only party that is "biting the bullet" this year in finance. "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 books. "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 stable income. "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." Above: While a member of the board speaks her viewpoint, Dr. Henley listens with an attentive ear. Right: Discussing financial matters, Mr. Bozarth fright! stresses his point to Dr. Morrison fleftj. --administrators----- , . f . uw.. . X Zkggg. ef, 1' x' xi R 5 5 .K 5 V. it A , elf YW? , ' ,fx ,2 1: l::': gf .a ,,,.Af7,,,,, , 335 N Lf: - if '1' K fi r "' A w ,m A 1 4 if XM , , f. em., I :V it ,Lime W .Q K I 9' 'wwxgh 9' fr Board of Education 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 ki N "W,-MAL 2,52 Administration c v Dr. Robert Henley, Superintendent Emory Parks, Deputy Superintendent ,, . - Edward J. Shelton, Assistant Superintendent Norman James, Athletic Supervisor "5 Davicl Rock, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Robert Watkins, Assistant Superintendent Dr. James Caccamo, Director of Special Education Norma Osborn, Director of Federal and Special Programs Dr. Gail Williams, Director of Secondary Curricu- lum Above: Board member Helen French converses with district patron Pat Burrus following the December 8 meeting. board members- LeRoy Brown Principal 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. Clay Snowden Vice-Principal 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 since 1972. nnl""jE Frank Holwick 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. R 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- dule changes. -Service sch 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- , will-Q-iii- . A -' f V, , ihms:-..vovf . --,Q -r arm-1--.. f 'L fis.'fjm.i..wr:vaM""at""'w X- 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 said. 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- lated contributions. 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. principals- -faculty- Teachers d 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- ing? "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 of life. "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. Art Doug Allen, M.S. Social Studies King Anderson, B.A. English Lynne Barnes, M.A. Counselor W.C Rick Berlin, Mathematics James L. Bowman, B.S.' Science Louis H. Braley, M.S. Art evote time to sidelines F N. A 1. he 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 game. "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 doing." l l Judy Bruch, B.A. Physical Education Rhonda J. Capps, B.D. Social Studies William R. Clark, M.A. Social Studies Mary W. Clements, B.S. Spanish Ron' Clemons, M.A. Publications, Journalism Donald Coffman, M.S. Physical Education Lawrence Cook, M.S. Distributiue Education George'Coskey, M.S. Counselor Norman Cox, M.A. Mathematics Edmond Davidson, M.A. Social Studies Thomas Demark, M.S. Driver Education Jack R. DeSelms, M.S. Drafting Jerry L. Dinsmore, M.S. Science William H. Drinkwater, B.S. Mathematics Phillip E. Dunham, M.M.E. Vocal Music Merideth Francis, M.A. English Linda Grantham, B.S.E. Business Linda Griffith, M.A. English James R. Handley, M.A. Counselor Chuck Harris, B.A. Computer Science John Henderson, M.S. Social Studies Pete Hile, B.S. German, Physical Education Jane Holliway, Specialist English Vickie Hood, B.S. Home Economics Bill Hopper, M.A. English Genevieve Howard, B.S. English Floyd J. Hubble, M.S. English Al Hunter, B.A. Photography Gerald D. Jackson, M.S. Distributiue Education H. Joan Jones, M.S. Business Rhea J. Kalhorn, BA. Social Studies Sharon Keeland, M.S. Librarian Nancy Lewis, B.S. Social Studies Gary Love, B.M. Instrumental Music Lou Lyons, B.S. Physical Education Colleen Mack, B.S. Mathematics Ray Maher, Specialist Driver Education Janice Malott, M.S. Art Marian Manuel, M.S. Business Mary Ann McGovern, B.S. Home Economics Bob McHenry, M.S. Physical Education Virginia Miller, M.S. Business Marjorie Morley, B.S. Mathematics C. J. Naudet, B.S. Mathematics, Computer Science faculty Charles Nelson, M.S. Science Martha Owens, B.A. Audio-Visual Librarian Roger Pauk, B.S. Social Studies, Health Sheila Pool, M.A. Counselor 11 itll ildf I ll' i N ggi? N ilfvf igdmlif till ,. ' ,,x. i in I lx xl t ,IAQ F il I N A Faith Porter, M.S. Learning Disabilities Casilda Rice, M.A. Spanish Sue Ridings, M.S. Home Economics Doneta Robertson, BS. Home Economics Mary M. Robinson, BS. Home Economics Carole Sapp, B.S. Physical Education Mark A. Scherer, M.A. Social Studies John Shinn, M.A. Business f ESl?5f'ii5 i' . ri? ' a.-'-- - t i,'i , I - r g ' . 1 er' P 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 said. 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 Barnes said. 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 said. 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 been here. "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 things. "I do understand why they're doing it all so early, but it is causing troubles," Pool said. With some assistance from counselor Mrs. Pool and a look at the program of studies, sophomore Chester Thomas decides next year's schedule. E9 , , s1U"1,w ' r yi ew 1' at as r 1 'M hi. X'- rtifirlyllljlff X Qi! 0,97 n Shuler, B.S. . XV ical Education JJ immons, M.S. A S! Industrial Arts ebra Smith, M.S. . Of, Business xp Dorothy Staley, MA. My English UQ - Neal Standley, M.A. Science Rex Stephens, M.S. Social Studies Buell Stewart, M.S. Counselor Ann Sunderland, B.A. French James Talbott, B.S. Psychology Beverly Terrill, Elementary Education Mathematics Sharon Thomson, M.A. English Harold Thompson, B.S. lndustrial Art Cindy Thornton, B.S. Business Kathleen Tucker, B.S. Dramatics Bill Walker, B.A. Speech J. C. Waters, B.S. Mathematics Nancy Ziegenhorn, B.A. English Right: Planning ahead and v working hard is all part of 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. June Ahrens Kay Christian General Secretary Phyllis Hanson Linda Hendrix General Secretary Alice Miller 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 has heard. 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 - X., Above: Attendance office duties often keep Mr. Snowden busy. always late. Some just can't get here on time." For those, seventh hours come into the picture. After the third tardy, a sev- enth hour is assigned by 'the vice-princi- pals. 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 here." Attendance Secretary Librarian Secretary Beverly Kuzniakowski Counselors' Secretary 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 lunch period. 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- ier, said. 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,' Austin said. 7 "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," Christensen said. Others felt more positive about it. "When it's not too loud, it's all right," Reagan said. "I have no objections to the music,' Bridges said. 9 Most had no complaints of the radio station. "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 regardless." 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. -custodians! cooks . ....i 595 MQ Iggy ,ly I it 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. Seniors anticipate 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 responsibilities. . "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 frightening. "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 accept it." 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," Jim concluded. W W W W W W W W W W W W, W W. W W WW W W W. W1 WI W WW W WW WW. W WW W WW W W WW W WW W W WW W WW W. W W WW W WW W WW W W W W W W WW XW W'I WW WW W WW W W W W . W WW senior directory Kevan leaves hospital to graduate 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- ty. 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 RLDS auditorium. "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 with class 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- uationlf' 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 Hoursf, 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- man's Club. 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, BBG. 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- bate. L B 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- lor Aide. Ballard, Kathy: NHS, "The Desperate Hours," "Oklahoma," Orchestra, Concert Choir, J.V., Varsity,.Band. Barreto, Tony: Soccer Club, "Oklahc ma. 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, Concert 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- pers. 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- lations Chairmanl. Bodenstab, Tom: Varsity Basketball, FCA fPresidentl, Basketball tCaptainl, Letterman's Club. 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 fDecorationsl. 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" Staff. 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, Concert Choir. C Calvin, Troy: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot- ball, J.V., Varsity Track, Letterman's Club. Campbell, Rhonda: Pep Club, French Club, SOO, Heritage Dance Senior At- tendant. Carr, Mike: J.V. Baseball, NHS, JETS, Varsity Band, Pep Band, Stage Band. Carroll, Melody: Track Manager, Wres- tlerettes. Carter, Allen: "The Diary of Anne Frank." Cartwright, Christine: Wrestlerettes, Girls' Glee, Pat Revue. Case, Kyla: FCA, Pat Revue, Treble Twelve fVice-Presidentl, Girls' Choir, Concert Choir. Case, Steve: J.V. Wrestling, Pat Revue, Men's Choir. Chambers, Sherri: Volleyball CManagerl, FCA, StuCo, Pep Club, AFS, Spanish Club, BBG. Childress, Daniel: Soph. Football, Stu- Co, President's Club, NAHS, Science Club, Sophomore and Junior Class Presi- dent. 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- ettes, Tickers. 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- pers tLieutenantl. --senior directory 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- tlerettes. Cordle, Dan: J.V. Football, J.V., Varsity Wrestling. Coughenour, Lorie: SOO. Cox, Nancy: Thespians, "Mame," "The Desperate Hours," "The Imaginary Inva- lid " 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 fSports Editorl. 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 Dance Committee. Dietrich, Cathy: Pep Club, Wrestler- ettes. Dishong, Thelma: Track fManagerD, Wrestling CManagerl, Wrestlerettes, BBG, Office Aide. Dod, David: Varsity Swimming CStateJ, Men's Choir, Orchestra. Donovan, Jerry: Sophomore Football, J.V. Wrestling. Doss, Diana: FCA, SOO, Pat Revue, Girls' Choir. Doughty, Tim: DECA. Dowell, Mike: Vo-Tech. Drumright, Michelle: Vo-Tech, DECA, Girls' Choir. 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 fSports Co-Editorl. Durnell, Mary: Vo-Tech. E Eades, Bobby:'J.V., Varsity Wrestling, J.V., Varsity Baseball. Earhart, Rich: Varsity Wrestling, J.V., Varsity Baseball. Eiken, Nancy: Tickers, French Club, AFS, SOO. 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, SOO, Starsteppers. 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 Revue. 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. F . 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' Glee, Starsteppers. Fields, Kevin: Soph., J .V., Varsity Foot- ball, J.V., Varsity Track, Letterman's Club. Flesner, Jerry: Varsity Diving, Varsity Swimming. 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. ' G H 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 Club. Gilges, Kevin: J.V., Varsity Wrestling. Gill, Kim: Pep Club, Wrestlerettes French Club. Given, Paul: J.V. Track, J.V. Cross Country, FCA, "The Miracle Worker," "Mr, Roberts," "Diary of Anne Frank." Goodwin, Charby: Pep Club, Girls Choir. Gordon, Carla: NAHS. 9 ! Club fPresiden J, Courtwarming Sophomore Attendant. Hafner, Mark: J.V., Varsity Basketball fCaptain, All-Conference Honorable Men- tionj. 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' Pat Revue. French Club. Club, AFS- Heady, Ann: Varsity Swimming fState Qualifierj, FCA, StuCo, Pep Club, Tick- Green, James: J.V. Swimming, JETS, ers, Counselor Aide. NAHS. Green, James: J.V. Track, "Oklahoma," Henderson, Darron: StuCo, Library Aide. 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 Girls' Glee. Choir, Girls' Choir. 3 High, Kim: Wrestlerettes, BBG, Girls Glee. 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 Glee. Hoffman, Janet: French Club, Girls' Glee, Girls' Choir. 7 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. Basketball. Holman, Debbie: Thespians, "The Mira- cle Worker," "Diary of Anne Frank," "Mr. Roberts," "Oklahoma." 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- taini. Hosack, Mike: Spanish Honor Society. H 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 Editori. senior directory 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 said. ' 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 to college. "I graduated just so I could work to get money to go to school next year," Kathy said. "I needed to get a job to help pay tor my college educationf' senior Natalie Schelp said. But Paul also had a career in mind: "I decided to graduate and start my career," Paul said. 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 regrets. "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," Natalie said. "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 much. "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- Site. Howe, Jeff: Soph., J.V., Varsity Basket- ball, J.V., Varsity Golf iDistrictl, FCA, Interact, StuCo, Letterman's Club, Home- coming Dance. 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 I i Ince, Brent: Varsity Swimming iCaptainJ, NHS, Thespians, Letterman's Club, "The Miracle Worker," "Mr. Roberts," "The Imaginary Invalid," "Diary of Anne Frank," "Oklahoma" J 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 Club. Kennedy, Sam: FCA, French Club. Kerley, Cynthia: Interact CDomestic Di- rectorj, Pep Club, French Club, AFS, BBG, "Mame." Kesner, Bart: NHS, StuCo, Tri-M, Varsi- ty Band, Pep Band, Homecoming Dance Committee tDecorationsi. 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. r D 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., Varsity Basketball. . L Lance, Ryan: "The Miracle Worker," "Di- ary of Anne Frank," "Mr. Roberts," "The Imaginary Invalid." Lathrop, Carl: Soph., J.V. Football, J.V., Varsity Track. Laughlin, Doug: SOO. Lavis, Kim: Interact, StuCo, Pep Club, French Club, Girls' Glee, Homecoming fDecorationsJ, Starsteppers tLieutenanti. Lee, Eugene: J.V., Varsity Track, Coun- selor Aide. Lester, David: J.V. Wrestling. Lierman, Richard: J.V., Varsity Band, Stage 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 Club. 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. M 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- fice Aide. Mandacina, Joe: J.V., Varsity Football, J.V., Varsity Track, StuCo, Letterman's Club, "Spirit" Staff CSports Columnisti. Martinez, Julie: NHS, StuCo, AFS, Sci- ence Club. 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- tographerl. Matson, Kevin: NHS, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society. Matthews, Mark: J .V. Football, Spanish Club. 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 Band 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 Directori. 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 Choir. 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- pers. McRoberts, Sue: CHolden High Schoolj Pep Club, Spanish Club, Newspaper Staff tFeatures Editorj, NHS, Yearbook Staff. McVay, Sharon: Vo-Tech. -senior directory Meier, Carla: FCA, Home Economics Club, NAHS. Meier, Julie: NFL. Mendicki, Lynne: FCA, Tickers, Tri-M fHistorianJ, AFS, Letterman's Club, Span- ish Club, Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, Concert Choir. Merrell, Laura: "Mama," "Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Orchestra fPresident, Enter- tainment Chairmanj. 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 NAHS fTreasurerJ. 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. 9 Mitchell, Brian: Varsity Swimming fStateJ, NHS, Letterman's Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, "Mr, Rob- erts." W 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 Officer fTreasurerJ. 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 Yell Leader. Murphy, Cathy: NHS, French Club, French Honor Society, J .V., Varsity Band, Girls' State. Murphy, Kevin: Football fManagerJ, Stu- Co, AFS, NAHS fVice-Presidentl. N Neal, Milton: Soph., Varsity Football fAll- Area Honorable Mention Split Endl, Var- sity Track, FCA, Letterman's Club, Male Yell Leader. 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., Varsity Band. 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, NAHS. 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- nomics Club. 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 Revue. Pence, Ron: Varsity Football, J.V., Var- sity Basketball, J.V., Varsity Baseball. Pennel, Cheri: Vo-Tech, Wrestlerettes, AFS, Junior Achievement fVice-Presi- dentl. Pennell, Lana: Girls' Glee. Peters, Wendy: Varsity Swimming fState, Captainj, StuCo, NAHS, Tickers fTreasurerl, Senior Class Officer fSecre- taryl. Phelps, Laurie: Tickers. Pier, Melody: Girls' Glee, Office Aide, Counselor Aide. Pierce, Angie: Track fManagerJ, Wres- tlerettes fSenior Captainl, BBG. Piker, Dana: J.V. Softball, Pep Club, Wrestlerettes. 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 fSecretaryfTreasurerJ. Pruetting, Mike: J.V., Varsity Football fHonorable Mention Conference and Areal, J.V., Varsity Track, FCA, Letter- man's Club, Counselor Aide, "Spirit" Staff fCirculation Managerl. Quick, Scott: StuCo, Thespians, NFL, "Diary of Anne Frank," "Oklahoma," Li- brary Aide, Audio Visual Aide. Quinn, Stacey: DECA. - R 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 Directory Co-Editorl. Rowe, Jerry: Soph., J.V. Football, Men's Choir. 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 Aide. Sappenfield, Judy: Varsity Swimming lCo-Captaini, Tickers, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Office Aide. Saunders, Betsy: DECA, Girls' Glee, Pat Revue. 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 Committee. 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. Band. Shepherd, Alec: Soph. Football, NAHS, Spanish Honor Society, "Heritage" Staff fDesign Co-Editorl. 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- Editori. 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 Band. Simmons, Becky: Tickers, AFS. Sims, Diana: Interact, Pep Club lHistori- ani, Wrestlerettes, Girls' Glee, Pat Revue, Office Aide. Sinclair, Mendy: J.V., Varsity Softball, -Pep Club. Sloane, Delores: Home Economics Club. Sloezen, Phyllis: J.V., Varsity Tennis, NHS, AFS. 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- tor . Smith, Tammy: Wrestlerettes, Office Aide. 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 fLieutenantJ. Snyder, Ann: J.V., Varsity Tennis, French Club. 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- tendant. 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- selor Aide. Stokes, Raschelle Jr.: Basketball tMan- agerl, StuCo, DECA lPresidentJ, Men's Choir, Concert Choir. --senior directory 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 kart. "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 the driving." 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 said. Jeff now has the chance to go for the national championship this June in Quin- cy, Illinois. "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," he said. Karting, however, is Jeff's present main objective. "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 ing kart. "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 I g 'Mm 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- mittee. Sullivan, Lori: NHS, Tickers, Pep Club, French Club, BBG, "Mame," "Oklaho- ma," Orchestra. Sutton, Lisa: NHS, Interact QFinancial Directorj, Pep Club, French Club, AFS, BBG. T Tatom, Shelia: SOO, NAHS fHistorianJ. Taylor, John: LAS, Men's Choir, Varsity Band. 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- tion Managerj. 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- tee. Usrey, Monica: NHS, Interact, Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, French Club tSecretaryf Treasurerj, AFS tHistoriani, Science Club, French Honor Society, Counselor Aide. VanMeter, Shelly: NHS, Wrestlerettes, Tickers, Home Economics Club lPresi- dentl. 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- homer." W Waggener, Lana: Girls' Choir, Girls, Glee. Waggener, Rick: J.V. Basketball, J.V. Diving, J.V. Swimming, J.V. Cross Coun- try, FCA. 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, FCA. Q 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" Staff. West, Rhonda: Pep Club. Wheeler, Anita: J.V. Swimming, AFS, "Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Girls' Choir, J.V. Band. Whitworth, Jim: Men's Choir. Wicker, Ken: Soph., J.V., Varsity Foot- ball, Football Captain. Wilcox, Billy: "Mr. Roberts," Pat Revue, Men's Choir. Wilcox, Rinda: SOO, Girls' Choir. Wilckens, Scott: StuCo, NFL, Debate, Library Aide. 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- sity Band. 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 .fPhotography Editorl. Witthar, Theresa: NHS, Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, French Club, AFS, French Honor Society, "Oklahoma," Pat Revue, Wolford, Jean: Pep Club, Wrestlerettes, Counselor Aide. Wood, David: J.V., Varsity Swimming, Baseball fManagerJ, JETS, AFS, "Diary of Anne Frank." Wood, Jim: Varsity Wrestling, Wrestling Captain. Wood, Pam: J.V. Basketball, Wrestler- ettes, AFS. Wright, Michele: Pep Club, French Club, Orchestra, J.V., Varsity Band, Starstep- pers. Wyss, John: J.V. Track, J.V. Cross Country, FCA, lnteract, NFL, LAS, De- bate. Y 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. Z Zimmerman, Gina: StuCo, Pep Club, Cheerleader fRed Squadl, Senior Class Officer fTreasurerl, Sophomore Class Of- ficer fVice-Presidentl. 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 Choir. 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- lishments. 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 Brown. 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 Editor Choirs 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 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 Spry. Orchestra 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 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 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 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 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 Williams. NHS 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, f'I...,-I.. ll..-Ll-.. IIL. '. Al' I I Fi' I I f' group pictures index Rex's Raiders bring supportive excitement 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 excellent." All ofthe antics are done in jest with no vulgarities, no obscenities, and no un- sportsmanlike conduct. "We are here to have fun and give support, not to cause trouble," Rob con- cluded. Above: The Raiders try to psyche out the opposition by using wild costumes and various chants prior to the game. Buckner, Peggy 83, 177 A 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 B 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, 191 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 C 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 Cheerleaders 154-157 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 -index 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 said. 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 devotionals. "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 build up. "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. 1 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 index Celia finds new culture during stay 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 Ivinghoe, England. "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 Englandf, 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 American culturesf' 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 in America Even with the complete change of scenery, adjustments were not a problem for Celia. "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. UC, 4 f 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 D Dacy, Bill 166 Dacy, Chris 94 Dacy, Melissa 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, 160 194 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 DECA 94 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, 194 Dial, Butch 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 Duane, Kimberly 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 83 Fowler, Mark 119, 120, 180 Fox, Claudia 64, 65, 160, 167 Durham, Cindy 28, 38, , 84, 90, 103, 105, 139, 141, 194 Durnell, Mary 194 Durst, David 166 Durst, Suzanne 179 L, E 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 G 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 F 1 Gaines, Gaines, 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 Geary, Robert 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 Football 116-123 Fortman, Jill 23, 41, 63, 92, 167 Fortner, Kelly 123, 144, 167 Fortner, Mike-196 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 197 167 180 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 H 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, 182 181 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 l lnbody, Mark 167 Ince, Brent 83, 89, 151, 198, 200 Industrial Arts 58, 59 Interac Isaacs, t 81 Steve 96, 182 J Jackson, Gerald 87, 216 Jackson, Kenneth 119, 120, 182 Jackson, Walter 198 Jacobs, Janet 169 Jakobe, Mark 169 Jakobe, Scott 169 James, James, Jardin, Ann 64, 169 Norman 211 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 Jets 98 Jewett, Don 71, 169 Johann, Karen 38, 67, 83, 84, 198 John, Scott 123, 169 Johnson, Johnson, Johnson, Johnson, Johnson, Johnson, Beverly 220, 221 Brent 198 Kari 67, 182 Kristin 148, 169 Kristina 63, 64, 83, 115, 182 Rhonda 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 L 3 Justice, Steve 183 K 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 LAS 85 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 M 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 index 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 working sketches. 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 Martin Martin Martin, , Monty 184 Martin, Martin, Martin , Cindi 63, 72, 115, 170 , Karen 94, 160, 161 Kim 160, 170 Richard 184 Russel 201 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 index- Computer Science Club caters to new interest Interest has laid the foundation for a new club this year. Computer science. "Computers are where the interest is and for a first year club, we've got a lot of interest," Chuck Harris, computer science teacher, said. The purpose of the club includes spreading interest and giving the members the chance to exchange programming ideas. "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- ville, Mo. "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 Macklin said. "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." Monah 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 Morela 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 Myers, Myers, Myers, Myers, Jamie 184 Loren 172 Shawn 95, 96, 119, 184 Andrea 95, 202 N NAHS 90 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 Mika, Miller Miller Miller Miller 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 Miller Miller Miller Miller Miller , 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 Miller schultz, Jim 202 MUum,gD,ianna 202 Milum, Laura 184 Mitchell, Brian 83, 151, 202 Mitchell, Jeanell Mitchell, Jeff 90, 94, 184 Mitchell, John 94, 184 Mitchell, Paula 38, 202 Mitchell, Rhonda 171 Miyamoto, Cathy 202 Mizer, Karen 63, 171 Molt, Cami 38, 83, 84, 85, 202 39, 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 NFL 88 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 O'Dell, Dennis 184 OqE!7SusarT46, 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 P 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 Parker, Angela 172 Parker, Emily 203 Parker, Lori 107, 143, 172, 203 Parks Parks Parks Parks Shari 203 Tina 172 Parker, Parker, , Todd 58, 94, 98, 203 , Dan 203 , Doug 203 , Emory 211 , LeRoy 221 Parks, Mike 185 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 Pauk, 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, Jeffi185 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 Q Qualls, Duane 211 Quarti, Linda 83, 87, 88, 160, 186 Quick, Scott 88, 205 Quill and Scroll 84 .. . ., ., Quinn, Stacy 94 R 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 Ritter-Janises173 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 S SAE 97 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 it 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 Small, , Angela 187 Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Angie 187 Anita 94, 187 Bonnie 174 Carolyn 174 Debra 218 Jeff 71, 174 Julia 40, 112, 113, 139 Kellie 156, 160, 187 Kevin 206 Kim 159, 160, 206 Laurie 37, 83, 84, 87, 92, 206 Perry 174 Roxanne 187 , Sherrie 67, 174 , Tammy 206 Smith, , 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 SOO 95 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, 105,12 206 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 7, 191, 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 Swimming 150-153 T Talbott, Jim 116, 118, 218 Tally, Stacy 174 Tatom, Shelia 90, 95 Taylor, John 66, 207 Taylor, Robert 188 Temple, Lisa 37, 87, 207 Tennis 112-115 Terrell, Sheila 188 Thespians 89 Thomas, Chester 174, 217 Tucker Kathleen 89, 218 Tucker, , Kris 149, 207 Turner, Beth 174 Turner, Robin 10, 174 Turner, Sherrie 188 Tuttle, John 63, 89 Tweedy, David 207 Tye, Russell 208 U Ubaldo, Jose 123, 174 Ulrich, Emily 67, 188 Umsted, Lori 207 Usrey, Mark 207 Usrey, Monica 81, 83, 87, 92 V 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 Volleyball 102-107 Vo-Tech 54, 55 W Thompson, Chris 188 Thompson, Maria 188 Thompson Melanie 188 Thompson Thompson Thompson 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 Tickers 149 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 Tri-M 91 Troeh, Rick 188 Trutones 63 Walker , 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 Wrestlerettes 148 Wrestling 144-147 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 - index William 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 Willoughby, Darel 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 Wingat Wingo, e, Gina 87, 149, 175 Sheryl 209 Winship, Steve 63 Winslow, Cathy 14, 95, 209 Winslow, Paula 63, 64, 189 Winslow, Steve 71 Wiseman, Dana 209 Wiser, John 209 Wishon, Darlene 92, 159, 160, 189 Witcher, Anne 72, 107, 139, 140, 175 Witthar, Theresa 82, 83, 87, 92, 112, 209 Wolfor 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 Y 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, Z 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 Q xy COKESBURY GENERAL 81 RELIGIOUS BOOKS CHURCH SUPPLIES 373-7776 12414 E 40 HWY JOIN TRUMAN BOOSTER CLUB Help support Student Activities 35.00 Family Membership Call Morris McQuinn 252-7764 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, stood outside Kemper Arena the day of 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 chance." 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 said. "l've always wanted to see them, sol went." Senior Brad Bond also attended the Colorado concert. 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 band. "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 stemmed from gate receipts, t-shirts, memorabilia and local record sales. Yet, even with the saturation of Stones' commodities and radio air-play, the delivery of an energetic and lengthy two-hour-plus show seemed to leave Rol- ling Stones' fans with "Satisfaction" Senior Alec Shepherd said, "It was well worth the money." Top: After a break in the show, Jagger comes back donning an American flag for the song, "Jumping Jack Flash." Yfq AQ .4 i . .' -I 'fue ' in V4- jgsk is Al wow ., YOU 000105014 CD3 Q 30065, -Lfdvw QM Seeds I.-JNJA QS' UJQNI IS hope Yoo Ixccwf-L01-Eff EQ i I , , IN X, I 6uQ.fS5 'no -Lvxe-QQ-Yom ooslfln whxqk EVE? 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EW, 51- X O- A ALLIS-CHALMERS asm a. Noland Road ROLLAND DAHMER 611122115 9:21051 STUD,OS 1 7534 Raytown Road 10401 Independence Ave. Raytown, Mo. Independence, Mo 64053 COOL ' CREST 356-3844 Bringthisadi f freetank ofgas :vhen you pu h a car or truck C , X FRED SMITH WML? M M, LINCOLN-MERCURY INC fl ww 3237 s. Noland Road CD0 L d ' CO'-N Independence, Mo- School of Dance W V 833-4700 Indep1e?c?e?nY:S2nQ:sI61?1id64052 816-461-8611 fm J 5 ew k w ygsfwwwf i -',. ,A Vw , i V92 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 and hobbies. 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 it's different." 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 spare time. "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 of fun." 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 in it.'l 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 scholarship. 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