Valdosta High School - Sandspur Yearbook (Valdosta, GA)
- Class of 1962
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Combining art work with photography,
the 1962 SANDSPUR has endeavored to
bring you an accurate and memorable ac-
count ot the school year 1961-1962 at Val-
dosta High School.
Classes, sports, activities, honors, and
faculty have been recorded in an effort to
capture the insuppressible Spirit of 'Dosta.
This is the spirit which leads the Wildcats
to repeated championships and scholastic
achievement, welcomes new students, and
generally motivates any activity in which the
student body is involved.
To represent this spirit in a tangible
form the staff has chosen the Wildcat, a gay
but determined little cat, who appears in
each section of the SANDSPUR.
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Petite Mrs. Wisenbaker is the proud mother of a six foot son,
Bill, who is a senior at VHS.
Carol Harris and Sandy Stewart ask Mrs. Wisenbaker's help in
world history class.
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Widely known for her culinary skill, Mrs. Wisenbaker enioys cooking for her
Coach Kittrell and Mrs. Wisenbake-r discuss her favorite
sport-basketball. As the Kennedy clan plays touch football,
the Wisenbaker family-father, mother, and children-enioy
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In charge of The general policies ot the
school, the School Board controls the curriculum
Composed of nine members, the Board
serves The public without any remuneration and
forms The necessary link between The school and
Mr. W. G. Nunn, as Superintendent of the
City Schools, takes an active interest in VHS. He
coordinates its activities with tho-se of the other
Valdosta schools and shares with The School
Board the responsibility for the general policies
of the school.
Mr. Nunn, left, is Superintendent of the
school system, and Mr. Mason is Chairman of
the School Board.
Mr. Nunn received his BS and MS de-
grees trom Auburn University and has done
further study at Southern Methodist, Duke Uni-
versity, and the University of Georgia.
From left to right are Mr. Clement Greene, Dr. Frank
Eldridge, and Mr. Eddie Laws, other loyal members of the
Pictured together at a dinner meeting are,
standing: newly elected member, Mr. Lamar
Newbern, and Mr. Earl Mayo, seated: Mrs.
Lloyd Burns, outgoing member, Dr. Ralph
Thaxton, and Mrs. Christie Patterson.
Not pictured are Mrs. Jackie Harris, new
member, and Judge Homer Eberhardt, outgo-
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Mr. Bridges, as principal, is responsible
forthe management of Valdosta High School.
Day by day he coordinates the many as-
pects of the school as he works closely with
its teachers, staffs, and students.
His professional preparation for this iob
includes both the AB and MS'degrees from
Mercer and additional study at Duke Uni-
versity and Columbia University. In addi-
tion, he has had more than twenty-five
years' experience as an educator.
Mr. Bridges beams as he accepts a Christ-
mas gift. Coach Bazemore is the donor
on behalf of the faculty.
New students entering VHS are regular-
ly interviewed by Mr. Bridges. Susan Stark,
from Detroit, Michigan, was one of the
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VHS students find that they need compre-
hensive, accurate advice in the solving of scholas-
tic and personal problems and in planning for the
future. The Guidance Department, composed of
Miss Marguerite Ford and a capable staff of VHS
girls, meets this need.
Miss Ford's office is always open to students
who need help.
Seniors and iuniors especially need Miss
Ford's skillful advice and aid as they seek in-
formation about a confusing array of standardized
tests, choose a life vocation, and apply for ad-
mission to a college.
Vital to underclassmen as well, the Guidance
Department is an integral part of VHS.
Administering standardized tests occupies a large part of Miss
Miss Ford's calm demeanor is well known to all students who seek her
guidance. She received her AB in Education from VSC. Graduate work has
been done at Emory University and at the University of Georgia.
One of Miss Ford's duties is
counseling with parents. Here she
discusses Bud Bridges' work with
his mother, Mrs. Howard Bridges.
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Mrs. Burgsteiner operates
the intercom for the
Mrs. Garwood and Mrs. Burgsteiner are the
two office secretaries 'for VHS.
Mrs. Garwood is in charge of The records of
The school. She keeps the schedule and the
school record for each student and is responsible
for filling out Transcripts of The grades.
Mrs. Garwood mimeographs student tests.
She is a-Iso the financial secretary of VHS
and han-dles The funds of all the clubs.
Mrs. Burgsteiner serves as Mr. Bridges' sec-
retary. She also checks out Textbooks to students,
registers and withdraws students, and controls
the intercommunication system of the school.
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Excellence in basic courses such as language, his-
Tory, maTh, and science is The goal of The academic life
of VHS. CompeTenT Teachers serve as guides.
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MRS. PERRY ANDERSON attended VSC where she
received her A.B. Degree. She also attended FSU,
Mrs. Anderson teaches classes of Algebra l and is
one of the sponsors of the Seventeen Club.
Each year students are schooled by math to
think clearly and logically. Because math's promi-
nence in the modern world as the language of sci-
ence and the tool of finance and business cannot
be over estimated, the math department is one
of the most important departments of VHS. This
year'VHS has been one of the few schools in
Georgia in which the new forms and concepts
of math developed recently are being taught.
Concepts of sets of numbers, their intersection
and union demonstrated by graphs and Venn
diagrams are iust some of the 'ideas that have
given students a new and clearer view of mathe-
W. E. DAVIS, JR., left, teaches two classes of physics, one
class of Algebra I, and is the girls basketball coach. He is also
one of the football coaches. He attended South Georgia College
and Auburn, where he received his B.S., M.S.Ed. at the U. of
Al Brass and Paul Driscoll study
hard trying to understand Sen-
MRS. CLYDE CONNELL attended VSC where she
received her AB degree. She also did additional
work at NDER French Institute at Vanderbilt. Besides
teaching three classes of French II, and a class of
Algebra l, Mrs. Connell is the sponsor for the
MRS. CHARLES WORSTALL received her AB from
the University of Toronto and her MA degree from
the University of Columbia. Mrs. Worstall Teaches
three classes of Geometry and two classes of Algebra
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"Reading is to the mind, what exer-
cise is to the body"-Addison. This has
become the main theme in the VHS Eng-
lish department. Because of the need for
enriched experiences and the improve-
ment of vocabulary, outside reading is
taking a higher place in the English cur-
Freshman and sophomore teachers
drill on fundamentals in grammar and
literature. Junior and senior Teachers put
more emphasis on varied reading and
actual practice in both creative and ex-
pository writing and in speaking before
a group. By the completion of four years,
the student has a firm background to
prepare him for all future advancement
to mature composition.
MRS. WILLIAM WEST earned her BFA in drama at
the University of Georgia and her MA in English
at the same school. She teaches four classes of senior
English and one class of iunior English.
MRS. CONVERSE McKEY attended VSC where she received MRS. LARRY MONCUS received her BA in English from L8-
herr BA in English. She teaches five classes of English I. grange College. She teaches five classes of English I and
is a sponsor of the Beta Tri Hi Y.
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Poetry evokes different responses from
students in Miss Culpepper's English ll
class. Beaverly Gleason, Sandra Belote,
Margaret Patterson, Faye Towns, Dean
Nichols, and Kay Talley display varying
degrees of interest.
MISS JEAN CULPEPPER, left, attended Valdosta State
College where she received her BS in education.
She teaches four classes of English ll and one class of
English l. Her extra-curricular responsibility is spon-
soring the Beta Tri Hi Y.
MRS. HARRY WOLINSKI received her AB in hu-
manities from Valdosta State College and her MA
in English from Florida State University. She teaches
two classes of English ll, two classes of English Ill,
and one class of iournalism. ln addition, she is a
sponsor of the SANDSPUR.
MRS. HERCHEL HAMILL, left, earned her AB degree
in social studies at Bessie Tift. She teaches three
classes of English lll and two classes of Bible. She
is a sponsor of the Future Teachers of America.
MRS. OLIVER GOOGE received her BS in education
at Valdosta State College. She teacheS five Classes
of English lll and is a iunior class Sponsor-
Seieleee Crain , Organi es'
VHS students gain clearer under-
standing of their environment by study-
ing the physical world and the lavvs that
govern it. They also prepare for a future
in which science will play an increasing
General science, general and college
preparatory biology, physics, and chern-
istry courses are offered by the science
HAROLD SLOANE attended Holy Cross where he
received his AB degree and Bates College where he
earned his M.A. He teaches three classes of general
biology and two classes of chemistry.
MRS. GRADY MASSEY received her AB
from VSC, her MS from Columbia Uni-
versity, and did additional work at the
University of Southern California and MIT.
She teaches five classes of college biology
and sponsors the Camera Club.
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JOHNNY ROLAND, left, attended Troy State College where
he received his BS in physical education and science and
his MS in education. He has done additional work at the
University of Georgia. Mr. Roland teaches four classes of
general science and coaches football. Standing on the other
side of the aquarium is MRS. BlLLY SELPH. She earned her
BS in secondary education at VSC and now teaches four
classes of general science and one of biology. ln addition,
she serves as a sponsor of the SANDSPUR. MRS. ASHLEY
FREEMAN, right, received her BS in biology from VSC. She
teaches five classes of general science and is the sponsor
of the Science Club,
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Betty Middlebrooks and Margaret Speed look
interested as they dissect a cray fish.
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Eimfign Language Prvmvfc llndcr funding
Modern communication and transportation
methods have given the study of foreign lan-
guages added impetus.
VHS offers three years of Latin, two years
of French, and two years of Spanish. Students
learn the mechanics of these languages as they
read, write, hear, and speak them. They loecome
acquainted with literary works of other tongues
and gain an understanding of cultures and peo-
ples ditferent from their own.
MRS. WILLIAM McCLURE, standing left, attended Western
Kentucky College and received her AB and did additional study
at the University of Georgia. She teaches two classes of
Latin l and three classes of Latin Ill. She also is the sponsor
Ot the Latin Club.
MRS. HUGH BROWN received her AB in English at the Uni-
versity of Alabama. She has done additional work at the
University of Virginia and Columbia University. She teaches four
classes of Latin I and one class of Latin lll. Also she is the
sponsor of the OUTLOOK.
Foreign language records are used frequently by Mrs Clyde Connells French classes
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MRS. ROBERT OWENS re-
ceived her AA from
Stephens Collegeg her
BA from University of
Oklahoma, and she has
done additional study
at the Universidad Na-
cional de Mexico. She
teaches three classes of
Spanish I and two class-
es of Spanish ll and is
the sponsor of the Span-
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MR. BILL BENNETT, left, received his BS in Education from
Florida State University and his Masters of Education from
the University of Georgia. He teaches two classes of driver
education, two classes of government, one class each of
sociology and economics. He is also one ot the football
coaches. MR. BILL KITTRELL attended East Carolina College
where he received his BS in physical education and social
studies. He teaches five classes of civics and is a football
MRS. ARNOLD HOGAN attended Georgia State College for
Women where she earned her BS degree in education. Mrs.
Hogan teaches tive classes of United States history and is
the sponsor of the Government Club.
Social fudic Offers
Social studies may be de-
fined as "the study of people."
Sociology, economics, Bible, civ-
ics, government, American his-
tory and world history are the
courses ottered by the social
studies department. Every stu-
dent rnust take American history
and at least two other of these
subjects. Many choose Bible, an
unusual and valuable elective.
These studies are interesting, and
they also give the student a key
to an understanding of modern
man and his institutions.
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MRS. JOE WISENBAKER earned her AB in history and
English at Valdosta State College, and her MS in
education at the University ot Georgia. She teaches
two classes of business English, one class of civics,
and one class of government.
MRS. WILLIAM WISENBAKER received her AB degree
in history from Valdosta State College. She teaches
two classes of United States history and three classes
of world history. She is the sponsor of the Student
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MRS. HOLLIE HOWELL attended Valdosta State College where she history and is a sponsor ofthe Seventeen Club
received her AB in education. She teaches five classes of world
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6urriculum 7 clude
Students who have musical skill and
talent are able to use and develop their
abilities Through the music department
of VHS. Glee club and band programs are
well established and VHS students gain
proficiency in music as they learn to
perform light and serious pieces. Both
the band and glee club serve the school
in many ways. They give concerts and
chapel programs and send their mem-
bers to festivals and camps. The band
also performs at parades and football
While members of the Girls Chorus practice a new song, MISS ELIZABETH JONES,
glee club director, accompanies. Miss Jones received her BS in music at the
University of Georgia, Part of her day is spent at Valdosta Junior High School and
part at VHS where she directs the Girls Chorus, the Mixed Chorus and the
Cathy Johansen looks on as MR. BUTENSCHON, assistant to Mr. Pyron, works with three
members of the trumpet section, Roger Martin, Rhody Edward-s, and Vernon Sinclair.
classes of band.
Portia Thomas, a freshman band member
pauses in her rush between classes to
talk with MR. STEVE PYRON, the band
leader. Mr. Pyron received his BS in
music education at Jacksonville State
College, his MA in music education at
the University of Alabama and did d
ditional work at the University of Mich:
gan and at the University of Florida, Be
sides directing the band, he teaches four
After a lapse of several years, an art class was
included in the curriculum of VHS. Prospective art
students were required to show their original work
before admittance to class. They study the history
and fundamentals of art and practice in various
mediums: charcoal, oil, water colors, clay and wood.
Since September their pictures, sketches, and con-
structions have been on display throughout the
MR. JACK WOOTEN received his AB in Humanities at VSC and has
done additional art study in New York. One of the city's two art
teachers, Mr. Wooten spends part of his day at VHS.
Susan Tod-d and Gary Nichols have their
art portfolios inspected.
Fred Baugh is attracted by
the interesting bulletin
board that is kept by the
Physical education or some other physi-
cal activity is required ot every VHS student
during his tour years of high school. All
P.E. classes engage in such sports as tennis,
basketball, soccer, softball, track and volley-
ball. While the boys' classes practice weight-
lifting, the girls enjoy less strenuous ac-
tivities-speed ball, badminton, golf and
ln a chapel program, the P.E. girls en-
tertained the student body by displaying
their skills in tumbling and creative danc-
ing, special features of their classes.
Frank Crane, Mike Slack, Tim Tart, Evon
McLaurin, and Raymond Allen enioy bas-
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Harold Hobby, Bruce Carter, Gene Lane, David
Atkinson, Freddie Kilgore, and Marvin Broom-
burg are building their muscles by lifting
weights and doing chin-ups.
WRIGHT BAZEMORE, head of the boys' physi-
cal education department, received his AB
in economics and physical education from Mer-
cer University and his MA in school admin-
istration and physical education from George
Peabody. He has clone additional work at
Princeton and Harvard. Mr, Bazemore teaches
five classes of boys' P.E. and is the head foot-
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One of the basic principles of
cooking is measuring foods.
Mrs. Thompson instructs Sharon
Stalvey, Ann Baker, and Carolyn
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Combining modern equipment with ad-
vanced Teaching methods, the home economics
department provides an opportunity for girls to
practice what they have learned. Home econom-
ics girls have everyday experiences in cooking,
sewing, and home management.
Mrs. Rowan shows Gwen Waldreri how to make a hem.
MRS. LARUE ROWAN, left, received her
BS in home economics from Georgia
Southern College. MRS. MAURICE
THOMPSON earned her BS in home eco-
nomics from Berry College, and her MS
in education from the University of
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Mr. Webb demonstrates the electric saw to Louie
Huff and Darrell Pearce.
Jim Lassiter and Al Coody learn that sanding is an
important part of woodworking.
Under the direction ot Mr. Webb advanced
shop students prepare themselves for a skilled
trade. Adequate facilities for a complete trade
and industrial education are available in the
modern shop building.
ALLEN WEBB attended Georgia Southern and received his
BS in industrial arts. He teaches three classes of shop I and
three classes of shop ll.
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MRS. HENRY HALL attended Auburn where she received her BS in
commercial education. Mrs. Hall teaches one class of typing I and two
classes of typing II.
MRS. DAVIE EDMONDSON received her BS in business education from
George Peabody College for Teachers. She teaches three classes of typing
I and two classes of bookkeeping and is the sponsor of the Future
Business Leaders of America Club and the Gamma Tri-Hi-Y.
Students who take courses offered by the
commercial department gain training that will
be vital to them in the business world and use-
ful in many other ways. They may elect to take
bookkeeping, typing, shorthand, and business
arithmetic or any combinations of these courses.
While students who do not plan to go to college
benefit most from the commercial plogram, others
acquire useful skills and abilities.
MISS SARAH ADAMS received her AB in English from VSC
and her M.Ed. in business English from the University of
Georgia. She teaches two classes of business arithmetic, one
class of civics, and two classes of shorthand.
Paul Sheffield and Kay
Croft enioy using the new
adding machines the
,school has purchased.
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MR. BlLL GLENN earned his BS in education at the University
of Georgia. He also received his MS in education at Georgia.
The D.E. program is supervised by Mr. Glenn.
MR. JIM HORN attended Troy State College where
he earned his BS in social studies. He received his
MS in school administration from Auburn. Mr. Horn
is director of the DCT.
Preparation for careers in merchandising, experience
in clerical jobs, and on-the-job training tor those entering
industry are opportunities furnished by the distributive
education and the distributive co-operative training de-
partments. Students participating in these programs are
allowed to leave school at the end ot fourth period to
begin their work. Pride in scholarship and in doing a job
well are stressed by these departments.
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Mr. Nisbet, representing the Kiwanis Club, gives Angela Wall and Mrs. Hogan their certifi-
cates for star student and teacher.
Scholastic achievement is
actively encouraged by the citi-
zens of Valdosta. For the second
year an interested group pre-
sented letter sweaters to all sen-
iors who had maintained a 90
or above average for their first
three years at high school. Other
civic groups-the UDC, DAR, and
Civitan Club-gave prizes for
essays. Contests based on scholar-
ship and leadership were held by
the Elks Club. And the Valdosta
Kiwanis Club served as sponsors
of VHS's Star student and teacher.
Students who received sweaters were the following. Left to Right, Babcock, Angela Wall, Sherry Richards. THlRD ROW: Bill Wisen-
FIRST ROW: Lynn DiMascio, Elva Grey Johnson, Marilyn Rykard, baker, Bud Bridges, Mike Watson, Alvie Steele, and David
Elaine Pitts, Kay Potts, Betty Blankenship. SECOND ROW: Kay Atkinson.
Powell, Sharon Smith, Tillie Yow, Suzanne Saunders, Sandra
Mr. Nunn presents War Bonds to Gail Bazemore and
Bill Wisenbaker who were selected as best-all-round
Mr. Bridges presents Kay Holland with a certificate
stating that she won a scholarship to Grady School
Honor graduates who maintained an average of 90 or above for ship, Tillie Yow. SECOND ROW: Sharon Smith, Suzanne Saunders,
their four years in high school were presented plaques by the Elks Bud Bridges, Alvie Steele, Mike Watson, David Atkinson, Sandra
Club. FIRST ROW: Elaine Pitts, Lynn DiMascio, Angela Wall, Sherry Babcock, Marilyn Rykard, Kay Potts, Bill Wisenbaker.
Richards, Cheryl Metts, Kay Powell, Elva Grey Johnson, Betty Blanken-
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Sports-football, basketball, track, baseball,,golt,
anol tennis-are an important part of VHS. Sports pro-
mote unity ancl scltoolspirit and bring about physical
fitness and mental welfare.
FIRST ROW: Gary Minchew, Skipper Prewitt, Don DeLoach, Butch
Luke, Bruce Bennett, frank'-V.NLe,tlleringtgg, Larry Dennis. SECOND
ROW: Coach Bazemore, Bill Holt, Rick Thomas, Jimmy Robinson,
Billy Schroer, Bill Myddleton, Danny Henley, Giles Smith, Syrois Barker,
Walter Zant, Wally Colson, Billy Holtzclaw. THIRD ROW: David
Luke, manager, Ashley Paulk, manager, Coach Kittrell, Robert
DeLoachg manager, Don Reams, Andy Larsen, Bunky Henry, Kenny
Rutter, Randy Hunter, Bruce Buie, Henry Harnage. FOURTHPROW:
'Hank Lee, Frank Haddock, Clyo Blanton., Christie Patterson, Foy
Norvvood, Bo Hall, Jimmy Robinson, Albert McLeod, Eugene Gunter.
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The Valdosta Wildcats, pre-season favorites to
repeat their 1960 State Championship endured all
pressures, liveol up to everyone's expectations, and
repeated as AAA State Champions by winning their
24th consecutive game at Thomaston. Hailed as the
"University of Valdosta," the team was acclaimed as
the second best high school football team im the
nation by Arthur Johlfs, editor of the National Sports
FIRST ROW: Rusty Griffin, Jerry Varnado, David
Tindall. SECOND ROW: Stanley Reaves, Dick Ben-
der, ChQ5Le,sWQ1iy,er. THIRD ROW: Greg Jordan, Ted
Minnick, Coach Bennett. FOURTH ROW: Coach
Roland, Coach Davis.
Frank r- starting offensive Butch Luke, starting linebacker on a de
guard for the Wildcats, was one of The fense that held Wildcat opponents to only
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Bruce Bennett, honorable mention All-
American as a iunior and first string All-
American as a senior, led the Wildcats to
two consecutive state championships. One
of the most sought after football players
in the South, Bruce plans to continue his
football career at the University of Florida.
Coach Bazemore is all smiles as he is
carried from the field after the Wildcats
have defeated Robert E. Lee 34-13 in
the state championship game, His second
straight AAA state championship only
bettered his fabulous record of 179 wins,
26 losses, and 3 ties while at Valdosta
kill ,Mzlfed Milf Defermiuaiivn
Stanley Reaves and Foy Norwood, lay-
ing Thomasville defenders by the way-
side, show why the Wildcat offense
clicked as it did.
Coach Bazemore, with assistants Bill Bennett, Bill Davis, Johnny Roland, and Bill Kittrell
guided the Wildcats to success.
While their teammates finish the
game against the Lions of Baker,
first-string 'Cats take a well-deserved
VALDOSTA 35 BAKER 7
In the season's opener, the defending
state AAA champs showed the powerful
offense and stubborn defense that last year
led them to I2 straight victories.
VALDOSTA 33 THOMASVILLE 6
Although they led only 7-6 at halftime,
the Wildcats rallied to hand the Bulldogs
one of the worst defeats they have suffered
in many years.
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a short gain and to show why Wildcat opponents scored only 41 Baker as defenders close in on him. Foy Norwood helps lead
his interference in the first victory of the season.
points during the regular season.
Giles Smith churns for yardage against
Lanier, but the going seems to be tough
as two defenders fight to bring him
VALDOSTA 46 JORDAN i4
Valdosta completely demolished Jordan's "spread
offense" and man-handled a team that was supposed
to give the Wildcats a close game. Wildcat backs ran
at will and Jordan's great passer Lawton Garnto was
checked by a rugged defense that allowed the Red
Jackets to score only at the end of the game.
VALDOSTA 21 LANIER O
Lanier's Poets gave the Wildcats a tougher time
than many people expected, and the Wildcats had
to pull out all their tricks to win in the closest game
thus far. The Wildcats had an off night against the
Poets but they still had the guns to grab their fourth
Bruce Bennett cuts the corner and heads downfield against
Columbus as he seems to play a handshaking game with a
pursuing Blue Devil. However, one hand is not enough
to hold Bennett who goes for a big gain.
Billy Holtzclaw disposes of one of three Blue Devils with a good stiff-arm
as he tries to turn the corner and head downfield.
VALDOSTA 29 ALBANY O
Valdosta met and decisively defeated a pre-
viously unbeaten Albany Indian eleven in a game
played before a tremendous crowd in Albany's
Memorial Stadium. While holding the determined
but outplayed Indians in check the whole game,
the Wildcats ran at will. A touchdown on the last
play of the first half seemed to break the Indians'
backs, and from there on out the outcome of the
game was no longer in doubt.
VALDOSTA 42 COLUMBUS O
On one of their better nights, the Wildcats
handed winless Columbus their sixth straight de-
feat. With several players figuring in the scoring
column, the Wildcats ran up their most decisive
victory of the season.
VALDOSTA 7 MOULTRIE O
Hampered by fumbles, penalties, and mistakes
early in the game, the Wildcats found the going
rough against an unbeaten and highly roused Moul-
trie team. Valdosta finally pulled ahead 7-O after
two of their touchdowns had been called back,
and from then on the Wildcats and the Packers staged
a see-saw defensive battle. The Wildcafs eventually
emerged the victor in a game that turned out to be
the closest one the Wildcats had all season.
Strong and rugged as they were, the Willing-
ham Rams were no match for an equally strong
and rugged Valdosta crew. Playing a regular, me-
thodical game, the Wildcats registered their fourth
Rick Thomas is run out of bounds by a stubborn Blue Devil but
not before he picks up valuable yardage.
Rick Thomas, although swarmed by a host of Columbus Blue Devils, 5lmPlY lowers his head and drives On.
Giles Smith fights to shake off a Robert E. Lee
Rebel as another is in pursuit.
Giles Smith drives through a mass of Valdosta and Richmond Academy
players to register six more points on the scoreboard.
R is run out of bounds by a
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lone Musketeer, but not before he picks up big
VALDOSTA 54 WARNER ROBINS 14
Although the Demons from Warner Robins
were a game and courageous eleven, they were
no-match for the Wildcats who led 54-O at half-
time. The first team then relaxed and watched
the reserves finish the game. Led by Jackie
Hammond, later voted the Wildcats' outstanding
opponent, the Demons retaliated with two touch-
VALDOSTA 35 LAGRANGE O
ln a game that decided the l-AAA champion-
ship, Valdosta's Wildcats completely demolished
the LaGrange Grangers' title hopes, and a team
that was supposed to give the Wildcats one of
their toughest games fell to bitter defeat. Closing
the season with a shutout, the Wildcats began
preparation for the defense of their AAA state
RICHMOND ACADEMY O
Valdosta's small but deter-
mined Wildcats met a Richmond
Academy eleven of giant size in the
South'Georgia Championship game
and left Cleveland Field with a de-
cisive victory. The Wildcats, out-
weighed at every position, played
one of their finest games. They dis-
played a devastating attack and a
tough defense. A
Bruce Bennett bowls over a pair of Richmond Academy Musketeers as Giles Smith
leads his interference.
Stanley Reaves indicates that the Wildcats have tallied again against the
ROBERT E. LEE 13
ln the AAA state championship game played
at Thomaston, the Wildcats and the Rebels of'
Robert E. Lee played a close first half, and the
Wildcats left the field with a 7-6 margin. How-
ever the Wildcats exploded in the second half, put
down several comeback attempts by the Rebels,
and wrapped up their second straight state cham-
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"Around the World," theme of the l96'I home-
coming activities, is displayed by the Sports
France ioins the parade of countries as the
French Club says "Allez Chats." This was
only one of the many outstanding floats
entered in the 'homecoming parade.
From France and Africa to China was the route followed by the festive week. The Chantells, a group of local musicians, provided
many students who attended the dance on Saturday night of this the music for the occasion.
Mr. Bridges crowns queen Sharon Smith as king Lkeowwells and
the rest of the homecoming court look on. Members of the court
this year are, left to right, sophomores Starr Howell and Roger
Milam, seniors Jeannie Hoyle and Mike Watson, iuniors Mark
Holloway and Darlene Smith, and freshmen Tad Coleman and
Homecoming i961 portrayed the theme
"Around the World" which was carried out elab-
orately in the traditional parade and dance.
Festivities were begun by the crowning of the
king and queen at the Valdosta-Moultrie home-
coming game and were climaxed by the home-
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Valdosta's Wildcats, senior-laden but
small, had a victorious but exasperating
season. Although they had a 20-ll over-
all record, their worst defeat was by
only six points. Enroute to winning their
first ten games, the Wildcats captured
tournament They pulled several surprises
by eliminating favored Baker and Warner
Robins before falling to LaGrange, The
eventual winner, in the semifinals. Be-
fore losing in the quarterfinals of the
state tourney, the Wildcats also defeated
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KNEELING: Rick Thomas, Bull Wisenbaker-Co-Captain, Alvie ING: Stanley Reaves, Foy Norwood, Le'gmIWells, Billy
Steele-Co-Captain, Tommy Johnson, Mike Watson. STAND- Schroer, Mark Holloway. Not pictured: Wally Colson. ,'Vt, 5,1
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BOTTOM ROW: Jessie Mayne, Patsy Garvin, Becky John-
son, Betty McClenny, Gail Bazemore-Co-Captain, Lucille
Dawson-Co-Captain, Sara Smith, Diane Quattlebaum, Mar-
garet Smith, Susan Rodgers, Andy Shenton. TOP ROW:
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Although they were hampered by
lack of experience and lack of height, the
Wildkittens showed the hustle and the
determination that has been typical of
Valdosta teams over the years. Their
verve paid off in a fine 20-8 season and
a Hahira Tournament championship. Clos-
ing the season in a tie for the region
Coach Bill Davis, Sue Strobo, Diann Bazemore, Virginia
Anderson, Beverly Gleason, Eulouise Hamill, Dale Geer,
Carol Harris, Barbara Knoll, Lyndal DeLoach, Betty Potts,
Russell Martin, Donna Blanton, Louise Bailey-manager.
championship, they were later defeated
by Warner Robins in a special game to
break the tie. ln the state playoffs the
Kittens defeated Richmond Academy in
the first round, lost to Murphy, the even-
tual winner, in the semi-finals, and de-
feated Southwest of Atlanta for third
place in the state.
ith an of-
Lucille Dawson comes
fensive rebound against Warner
Barbara Knoll crouches for action.
a Knoll battles a Tiffon
nd in a game
ngel for a rebou
Betty McClenny goes high into the air to
get off a shot against a Warner Robins
defender. The Wildkittens outiumped and
outscrapped Warner Robins all night to
achieve this important victory.
Eulouise Hamill comes down with a vital rebound against
Warner Robins. Susan Rodgers waits on the outside to help
move the ball across to the forwards. After initially being
defeated in Warner Robins, the Wildkittens came back to vyin
the return match and finish in a tie for the region champion-
ship. They were later defeated in a special game to break the
Leo Wells grimaces as he and an op-
ponent from Brooks County struggle for
a rebound. Foy Norwood and Tommy
lohnson await the outcome. This action
occurred in the second round of the
Hahira Tournament which the Wildcats
won for the second consecutive year.
Mark Holloway locks arms with an op-
ponent from Eclrtols County in a game that
turned out to be a high-scoring affair,
Valdosta defeated the Bulldogs from
Eclwols County two times during the past
Foy Norwood ioins, Two Warner
Robins Demons in a battle of the
boards as Alvie Steele looks on.
Bill Wisenbaker leaps high into the air to begin the Willing-
ham confesl. Foy Norwood tenses for action.
When Ken Muha of Warner Robins comes down with the
rebound, Tommy Johnson goes for the ball.
Tommy Johnson and Rick Thomas show how to execute a perfect
Baseball interest increased at Valdosta High as The
Wildcat nine battled down To The wire for The region
championship. Although They finished in a Tie for second,
This was The best record compiled by a Wildcat baseball
Team in AAA. They finished with a 5-3 region record and
a 6-4 overall record. Only Three players are being lost
by graduation, and The Wildcats will be after a first place
finish next year.
Billy Schroer, starting catcher for the team, is caught as he
snags a fast one. Billy alternated at this position with James
Wetherington, who is not pictured.
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Bill Myddleton, the Wildcat's number one
hurler, fires one across the plate.
in Wally Colson, batting champion for
region l-AAA, stretches for a throw
FIRST ROW, L Io R: Eddie Bentley, Terry Godwin, Myddleton, Carroll Sherwood, Haywood Moore. THIRD ROW:
Charles Leonard, Walter Zanf, Stanley Reaves. SECOND Coach-J. B. Roland, Mark Holloway, Wally Colson, Jimmy
ROW: Kenny McLeod, Bud Bridges, Tommy- Johnson, Bill Robinson, Billy Schroer, Rick Thomas.
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Members of the varsity tennis team are L to R: Bradley Courtney, Tommy Davenport, Mike Fletcher, Butch Wiggins, Billy Lindstrom, Andy
Larsen, Al Rehberg.
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Although hampered by lack of experience,
the Wildcat tennis team rnade a good showing.
The team had a 2-l region record and a 3-l over-
all record, Bradley Courtney and Andy Larsen
reached the semi-finals of the region tournament
before being eliminated. The rest of the team
reached the quarter-finals. Because the Whole
team is returning, a good 1962-1963 season is
Billy Lindstrom and Tommy Davenport made up the doubles
team that played most ot the season matches.
Nancy Simon and Barbara Knoll capTured The AAA
sTaTe championship in girls' doubles. BoTh are only
Al Rehberg shows The form ThaT helped him To
play No. I singles.
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Led by Beverly GunTer, who won The
region l-AAA championship, and Nancy
Simon and Barbara Knoll, who won boTh The
region and The sTaTe in doubles, The Wild-
kiTTens compiled a fine 7-3 overall record.
Two of Their deTeaTs were aT The hands of
Florida STaTe UniversiTy. Like The boys' Team,
The girls' Team is made up of only freshmen,
sophomores, and juniors, all of whom will
reTurn nexT season.
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SEATED: Susan LaMonYagne, Linda Blaise, Linda Meyer, Toni DiMascio,
Patsy Jackson, Katherine Dennis, Virginia Anderson, BeT1y Boyerte,
Jennifer Schroer, and Lyndal DeLoach.
Members of 1l'ie varsity Team include: STANDING, L To R: Barbara Knoll, Maxine Wilson, Jan Shelton
and Beverly Gunter. SEATED: Joy Smifh, Nancy Simon, Sandy LaMon'ragne, Judy Lawson.
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Although track did not have the success
that it has enioyecl in past years, many under-
classrnen are returning and The future is bright.
After having several meets with some area
schools, the team Traveled to Macon To participate
in The sub-regicf rneet. Here They failed to qual
ity for The region meet.
Giles Smith and Don DeLoach show Foy Nofwood exerts himself as he
The handoff form that they used Throws The shot out into space.
in the 440-relay.
Members of the wack team were: KNEELING, L To R: Don De- Steve Desher, Charles Massey, Gene Gunter, Mike Ireland,
Loach, Bruce Bennett, Bill Myddleton. STANDING: Bobby Giles Smlfh, C06Cl1-Bill BSUHSTT, David HSNYI Fey N0fW00d-
Willis, Albert Mcleod, Randy Hunter, Larry Jones, Bill Holt,
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RepresenTed by Bunky Henry, Alvie STeele, Bobby STeele,
and Jimmy Rigsby in The region championship, The WildcaT
golfers finished a close fourTh. AlThough The Team did noT
qualify for The sTaTe, Bunky Henry won The region wiTh a
73-72 and also The righf To represenT region l-AAA in The
sTaTe TournamenT aT Griffin where he finished second, only
Two sTrokes behind The winner. Each Team member had a
chance To parTicipaTe in inframural maTches during The year.
Bunky Henry shows championship form as Jimmy Rigsby, Bill Henry, and
Ansel Clark look on.
PicTured wlTh Coach C B ONeal are The boys who Tried ouT for KNEELING: L To R: Rusty Clark, Jimmy Rigsby, Ansel Clark, David
the golf Team during The year STANDING L To R Bunky Henry, Luke, Bill Henry.
BuTch Luke Coach C B ONeal Alvie Steele Bobby Sfeelef
During halftime, the Wildcat band plays the Valdosta High School Alma Mater
Tense moments characterize all sports events 3
at VHS, whose win tradition is widely known.
However, even the most vigorous activities must f
have quiet moments.
.timmy Rigsby and Albert McLeod enioy
a comic book as they take a deserved
break at football camp.
On Honors Day Beverly
Gunter, Barbara Knoll, and
Nancy Simon exemplified
the many awards won by
the tennis teams. Here Bar-
bara and Nancy are present-
ing their state championship
trophy to Mike Watson, pres-
ident of the student body,
as Beverly, region l-AAA
singles champion, looks on.
waive Many -
Noah Langdale, a native of Valdosta
who is now president of Georgia State Col-
lege in Atlanta, was the principal speaker at
the annual football banquet given by the
Touchdown Club. Speaking mainly to the
players, Mr. Langdale urged each of them to
have a purpose for his lite. Fourteen awards
were also presented during the evening.
Those receiving awards at the football banquet were: TOP ROW,
L to R: Giles Smith, Most Outstanding, Best Sports-
manship, Walter Zant, Best Blocking Back, Bill Myddleton, Best
Defensive Lineman, Terry Godwin, Best Junior Varsity Back, Tommy
Dove, Best Junior Varsity Lineman. BOTTOM ROW, L to R: Stanley
Reaves, Most Improved Back, Skipper Prewitte, Most Improved
Lineman, Butch Luke, Best Defensive Back, Bruce Bennett, Best
Back and Most Valuable, frank ' t Wildcat Spirit, Billy
Schroer, Best Lineman, Gary Minchew, Best Blocking Lineman.
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Besides the awards presented at the football
banquet, many students received honors in other
sports. Although this is not a complete list, examples
of the varied sports awards follow. In boys' basket-
ball Alvie Steele won the Most Valuable Player
trophy, Bill Wisenbaker the Sportsmanship award.
Other basketball awards went to Rick Thomas, Most
Improved, and Tommy Davenport, Best Junior Var-
sity Player. Girls receiving basketball awards were
Betty McCIenny, Most Valuable, Gail Bazemore,
Sportsmanship, Susan Rodgers, Most Improved, Lyn-
dal DeLoach, Best Junior Varsity award. The basket-
ball teams were also honored at a banquet given by
the Basketball Booster's Club.
In golf Bunky Henry won the Hawkinsville ln-
vitational Tournament and the region I-AAA cham-
pionship. He finished second in the Athens Invita-
tional and in the state AAA tournament in Griffin.
Bunky will attend Georgia Tech on a scholarship.
ln baseball Wally Colson was the region batting
champion. Tommy Johnson' received a baseball schol-
arship to Valdosta State College.
Maxine Wilson, while participating in the San
Jose Tournament in Jacksonville, received the Sports-
manship Award for exhibiting excellent conduct on
and off the court. '
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Srudenfs ar VHS find recreation, sfimularion, friend-
ship, and work in club organizations. Aciiviiies and
evenfs sponsored by These groups add sparkle and color
To The school year.
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SEATED, L to R: Beverly Gunter, Alvie Steele, Mike Watson, Gail
Bazemore, Lggillglls. STANDING: Phyllis Giles, Sheila McCoy, Mark
Sound relationships between students and fac-
ulty is a steady concern of the Student Council.
These representatives of the student body, chosen
by popular vote each year, have many varied and
vital responsibilities which include tilling out sched-
ules at preregistration, planning and coordinating
Homecoming activities, supervising College Night,
Holloway, Larry Harrell, Libba Winston, Charles Barker, Darlene
giving out student cards, and planning Freshman
This coordination ot school and extracurricular
activities is complemented by the cheerleaders' lead-
ership in sports to round out a well-organized
schedule for the school year.
L to R: Gail Bazemore, vice-president, Alvie
Steele, treasurer, Leo Wells, chaplain, Bev-
erly Gunter, secretary, Mike Watson, pres-
ln fair weather or foul the spirit of the VHS student body
is not allowed to lag under the leadership of the never-tiring
cheerleaders. After long hours of practicing in the summer,
they are ready to start the year with the first football game
and cheer the teams to victory throughout the year. By selling
spirit ribbons, they are able to pay their way to out of town
games. This year our spirit was given an extra boost by the
familiar yell, "OK, everybody, get your hands up for a
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FIRST ROW Libba Winston David Atkinson James Lunberger Elva Sheila McCoy Beverly Gunter Edward Scriven, Bud Bridges. FOURTH
Grey Johnson SECOND ROW Rick Thomas Jan Shelton Sybil Burdick ROW Darlene Smith Laurice Chitvvood, Sally Mclntyre, Alwyln
Euloise Hamill Diane Quattlebaum THIRD ROW Sandra Babcock Betty Hamill Sandy LaMontagne Marylin Harris, Suzanne Saunders, Tillie
Blankenship Kay Potts Marlene Taylor Donna Moody Maxine Wilson Yow Susan May and Judy Babcock.
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Sponsoring the VHS tal-
ent show, sending delegates
to the state Beta convention
in Atlanta, and sending a
donation to the Beta Scholar-
ship Fund were the chief
projects of the club this year.
Encouragement of scholar-
ship, leadership, and service
is the purpose of the Beta
Officers of the Beta Club include,
seated, Lynn DiMascio, Secretary-
Treasurerg Angela Wall, President,
Susan Rodgers, First Vice-President,
standing, Mrs, Harris, advisor, Ellen
Adair, Second Vice-President, and
Bill Wisenbaker, publicity.
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STANDING: Jennifer Howse, Mrs. Connell, Doris Harrelson, Sally Mcln- and Susan Rodgers. SITTING: Libba Winston, Toni Siegrist, historian,
tyre, Jan Shelton, Dianne Quattlebaum, Ann Bennett, P.E1ter,. Man.J:lSLLDf Gail Lashley, Bonnie Gerlock, Diane Wilheit, Margaret Speed, Tillie
president, Winkie Sanders, vice-president, James Lineberger, Dell Maine, Yow, Phyllis Giles, and Darlene Smith.
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All of the language clubs ar VHS have shown en-
ihusiasm for their proiecfs ihroughout the school
Carmen Uennifer Howsej quarrels with fellow worker lDelinda
Sandersl in front of The Donkey Hoiey cigarelfe factory.
Don Hosey, a valianl soldier fPeTer Van Hornj, iries io persuade his lost
love, Carmen Uennifer Howsej to return to him.
Sandra Kessler, Proiecrs Chairman for the Gamma
Tri-Hi-Y, presents Peter Van Horn, president of The
French Club, and Sally Coleman, presidenl of the
Spanish Club, with Bibles wriflen in Spanish and
Members of the Spanish Club wait for The Home-
coming parade to begin.
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L to R: Katherine Hanson, Sammy Barker, Ronnie Stevenson, War-
ren Stevenson, Pat Whitten, Betty Middlebrooks, Abe Kalib, Glenn
Register, Mike Merry, Taffy Frazier, Karen Nicholson, Judy O'Neal,
Ellen Squires, Amelia Paulk, Marianne Coutinho, Nancy Gamble,
Sally Coleman, Joan Kohler, Patsy Middlebrook, Randy Crawford,
Following the Trend to emphasize lan-
guages at VHS, the Spanish club has been
formed during the past year and has made
rapid progress in recruiting new members.
Activities of the club are planned to supple-
ment the classroom assignments. Revived in-
terest in the foreign language department
may be the key to future good will between
our country and the world around us.
From its inception this club has been ac-
tive-putting a float in the homecoming pa-
rade, having chapel, and giving devotionals.
Tommy Haddock, Millie McLane, Elva Grey Johnson, Carolyn Stal-
lings, Suzanne Saunders, Suzanne Ball, Teresa Gotchey, Brenda
Underwood, Vann Coleman, Susan Wade, Mrs. Owens, James
Rich, James Bolen, and Max Harrell.
STANDlNG, L to R: James Bolen-treasurer, Mrs. Owens-advisor,
Sally Colernan-president. SEATED: Patsy Middlebrooks-vice-
president, Suzanne Saunders-secretary, Katherine Hanson-
FIRST ROW: Mary Sessions, Beverly Gunter, Michael Slack, Molly
Huckaby, Larry Harrell. SECOND ROW: Alwyln Hamill, Patsy Henry,
Nancy Simon, Earl Mathis, Marlene Taylor, Mary Wolinski, Linda
Keith. THIRD ROW: Donna Blanton, Lois Johnson, Suzanne Evans,
Margaret Patterson, Starr Howell, Patti Jo Futch, Sandy Stewart, Mike
Luke, Edward Scriven. FOURTH ROW: Joy Catoe, Judy Lawson,
Jennifer Schroer, Sharon Bishop, Mark Speiler, Richard Niiem, Mrs.
McClure, advisor. FIFTH ROW: Gloria Finley, Diane Bazemore, Betty
Boyette, Lyndall DeLoach, Virginia Anderson, James Halter. SIXTH
ROW: Betty Potts, Lyn Shelton, Kay Koch, Ray Davidson.
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First, second and third year students make
up the membership ot the Latin club which was
inaugurated this year. Its purpose is to further
the understanding of the language that so great-
ly influenced our own.
Larry Harrell, secretary, Beverly Gunter, president, Molly
Huckaby, proiects chairman, Mary Sessions, treasurer, and
Michael Slack, vice-president, admire a classic statue borrowed
from the Art Department.
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TOP ROW, L to R: Jerri Wright, Ruby Luke, Margaret Patterson, Faye
Towns. SECOND ROW: Sue Dykes, Joyce Powell, Donna Greer, Marion
Priest, Libba Winston, Harriet Price. THIRD ROW: Lila Carlo, Shirley
Beasley, Joy Cato, Donna Davis, Janice Herrington, Susan Wade, Brenda
Hankinson, Bunny Bridges, Sally Tillman, Miss Jones. FOURTH ROW:
Karen Nicholson, Carolyn Stallings, Mary Lou Slover, Betty Blakenship,
Marie Joyce, Ann Golden, Ann Bennett, Lois Johnson. FIFTH ROW:
Nancy Clark, Catherine Lazanis, Trudy Hinshaw, Janice McBride, Judy
Prysi, LaVonne Fulghum, Dianne Knight, Dorothy Bland. SIXTH ROW:
Beth Johnson, Mary Ann Cousart, Ellen Squires, Betty Godwin, Sandra
McKinnon, Bonnie Gerlock, Lynn Mangum, Beverly Carter, Cathy Wood-
Officers of the sixth period Glee Club
are: STANDING: Miss Jones, Ann Bennett
-vice-president, Bunny Bridges-president,
Lois Johnson-librarian, Trudy Henshaw-
secretary-treasurer. Accompanists are: SIT-
TING: Libba Winston, and Bonnie Ger-
Greups Represent Sehee
Officers of the fifth period 'glee club: STANDING, L to R: Fann Dewar, assistant librarian, Elva Grey
Johnson, president: Fredanel Guest, librarian, Elaine Pitts, vice-president. SEATED: Jean Portier, librarian:
Marianne Stump, secretary-treasurer.
Under the direction
of Miss Elizabeth Jones,
three groups did outstand-
ing work in promoting in-
terest in music at VHS. The
mixed chorus and girls cho-
rus this year enlisted ap-
proximately eighty mem-
bers. From these groups
the Choraliers, a select en-
semble, were chosen on
the basis of indwdual try-
each chorus attended the
district music festival at Ep-
worth-by-the-Sea and par-
ticipated in the All State
Chorus in Atlanta.
Chapel programs and
two concerts, one at Christ-
mas and one in the spring,
gave students and the peo-
ple of Valdosta the privi-
lege of enioying the results
of long hours of practice
done by the choral groups.
FIRST ROW, L to R: Fredanel Guest, Ruth Ann Seyfried, Susan Miles,
Lindsay Wisenbaker, Millie McLane, Ruth Ann Roddey. SECOND ROW:
Judy Harris, Linda Starling, Ann Carroll, Mary Wolinski, Kaye Willaford,
Mary Ann Hutchens. THIRD ROW: Miss Jones, Fann Dewar, Annette
Kelly, Marianne Stump, Barbara Wagner, Dell Maine, Suzanne Saunders,
Jean Portier. FOURTH ROW: Cheryl Parrish, Susie James, Elaine Pitts,
,Elizabeth Bryan, Mary Ann Coutinho, Elva Grey Johnson, Marsha Jolley.
FIFTH ROW: Arthur Alexander, Sammy Dutton, Gordon Shaw, Gary
Wasmer, Danny Smith. SIXTH ROW: Scotty Spratlin, Bill Carswell, Larry
Adams, James Lineberger.
Selected tor their harmonious voices, the
Choraliers are a special group at VHS. Each stu-
dent gives of his own time to practice. Winter and
Spring concerts are given in combination with the
Officers of the Choraliers include Elva Grey Johnson, Miss Jones,
director, Elaine Pitts, Suzanne Saunders, Larry Adams, Libba
Winston, and Marianne Stump.
FIRST ROW: Susan Stembridge, Freddie Guest, Sally Tillman, Elva Grey John-
son, Bunny Bridges, Lois Johnson. SECOND ROW: Miss Jones, Fann Dewar,
Marianne Stump, Carolyn Stallings, Elaine Pitts, Libba Winston, Suzanne
Saunders, James Lineberger. THIRD ROW: Sammy Dutton, Gordon Shaw,
Tommy Davis, Arthur Alexander, Larry Adams, Bill Carswell.
Suzanne Saunders and Gordon Shaw accompany the Choraliers on the piano.
Mr. Pyron receives a crown and a
golden baton in the senior chapel
program as a token of appreciation
from the members of the band, since
this is his last year with them.
Maiorettes Sandra Belote, alternate,
Sherry Richards, Nancy Garvin, Teresa
Mirichew, captain, Brenda Underwood,
Donna Spratlin, and Ginny Davis, al-
ternate, are dressed to represent dif-
ferent countries during the homecom-
Instruments as well as
voices added spice to the
VHS music program for this
year. Director Steve Pyron led
his students in performances
on the field, in chapel pro-
grams, and in concerts. At the
state music festival the band
received an excellent rating
along with several individual
gil d Spark Music Zfrrfgram.
FIRST ROW, L to R: Shegy Richards, Lee Cook, Maxwell, Drew, Teresa
Minchew, Tommy Marr,mN'aHcywGaarvin, Karen Comings, Gene Fender,
Leila Smith. SECOND ROW: Karen LeGarde, Susan McCrary, Portia
Thomas, Butch Boswell, Bob Carter, Gary Zeigler, Sandra Hutchens, Mark
Spieler, Davey Evans, Jack Bridges, Brenda Underwood, Rhody Edwards,
Roger Martin. THIRD ROW: Donna Spratlin, Bill Nunn, Sue Davis, Peggy
DeCesare. BACK ROW: Mr. Steve Pyron, Buck Paulson, Joe Ashcom,
Ivy Plair, Ty Murphy, Alex Morgan, Charles Lawrence, Diane Dugger,
Richard Bland, Donald Allen, Benny Hagan, Danny Smith, Robert
Owens, Eddie Jeffreys, Fred Baugh, Harry Davis, and Bill Mathis.
There are few dull moments in the fourth period
haven of the DOSTA OUTLOOK staff. lf there is not an
immediate deadline to meet, the members of the staff
busy themselves in talking with their "inspirations" in
order to avoid the inevitable frantic rush to get the
paper out on time. If one passes by the staff room the
week before the paper reaches the hands of its eager
Kay Powell, editor, gives direc-
tions for the news page to
Susan McCrary, news editor,
and Becky Odom, assistant ed-
readers, the clang of typewriters and cheerful scurry of
people may be observed.
Students at VHS are proud of the school paper be-
cause it has rated high in honors of almost every kind
any paper can receive. This year the staff is a member
of the QUILL AND SCROLL, a national organization of
high school newspapers.
Bill Nunn and Leila Smith, editorial co-editors, collaborate on their
Sally Coleman and Jeannie Hoyle, feature editors, check the
galley proofs for mistakes before the final printing.
Bud Bridges, Mrs. Brown, the advisor, and Bill Wisenbaker go
over details for the sports page.
David Terrell, ad manager, and Suzanne Saunders
business manager, balance the income of the staff
D0 fa Ozzflrfrfk interprets 5cl1zf0ljVeuf
Members of the journalism class, who
serve as reporters to the DOSTA OUT-
LOOK are: FIRST ROW: Louise Bailey,
Donna Spratlin. SECOND ROW: Billy
Golden, Arthur McMillan, Ellen Taylor,
Andy Shenton. THIRD ROW: Beverly
Gunter, Judy Babcock, Darlene Smith,
Bill Wilson, Barbara Wagner. FOURTH
ROW: Alex Morgan, Billy Campbell,
Dale Browning, Sandy LaMontagne,
Danice Odom. STANDING, L to R:
Catherine Daugherty, Mrs. Wolinski,
Carmen McCaImon, Laureice Chitvvood,
Sally Mclntyre, Millie McLane. Not Pic-
tured: Sandra Kessler.
6l1ri firm Ideal Arc Zlph ki
Left to Right: Kay Powell-World Service
Chairman, Beverly Gunter-Vice-President,
Jan Shelton-Treasurer, Elaine Pitts-Presi-
dent, Susan Rodgers-Chaplain, Mary Laura
- Deakins-Community Proiects Chairman,
Darlene Smith-Secretary, Sandra Kessler-
School Proiects Chairman, Becky Odom-
One of The most active clubs at VHS is the Gamma Tri-Hi-Y. IT
is a division of the national YMCA and is composed of iunior and
senior girls. Because OT the numerous activities it engaged in,
The Gamma Tri-Hi-Y was chosen VHS's Club of The Year. Some
ot Their proiects were sending presents to children aT Gracewood,
sponsoring no-cheating and clean-up campaigns, and sending
BOTTOM TO TOP, L. to R.: Beverly Gunter, Elaine Pitts, Kay
Powell, Jan Shelton, Susan Rodgers, Darlene Smith, Margaret
Smith, Judy Babcock, Sandra Kessler, Mary Laura Deakins, Kate
Culpepper, Becky Odom, Dianne Quattlebaum, Sandy La-
Montagne, Danice Odom, Sally Mclntyre, Marilyn Harris, Sybil
delegates tothe state YMCA assembly.
Elaine Pitts accepts trophy 'For Club
of the Year from BjllyARv19-e for the
Burdick, Vanne Coleman, Kay Potts, Millie McLane, Jane
Crabtree, Ellen Taylor, Russel Martin, Nancy Smith, Ellen Adair,
Susan May, Virginia Wright, Ruth Anne Roddey, Mrs.
FIRST ROW, L to R: Marlene Taylor, Sue Kirby, Dean Nichols, Judy
Lawson, Mary Sessions, Sheila McCoy, Maxine Wilson. SECOND ROW:
Bobby Catoe, Barbara Reeves, Becky Watson, Jessie Mayne, Virginia
Anderson, Lyndal De-Loach, Phyllis Giles, Diane Bazemore, Linda Marco.
THIRD ROW: Betty Potts, Josephine Pendleton, Toni DiMascio, Earl
Freshmen and sophomore girls are
eligible for membership in the Beta Tri-
Hi-Y. Sending toys to Gracewood, giving
books to the Youth Center, and visiting
FIRST ROW, L to R: Dean Nichols-secretary, Mary Sessions-
vice-president, Judy Lawson-treasurer, Sheila McCoy-presi-
dent, Maxine Wilson-chaplain. SECOND ROW: Fran Wood-
ward-publicity chairman, Starr Howell-community proiects
Mathis, Starr Howell, Ann Bennett, Alwyn Hamill, Norma Flythe, Suzanne
Evans, Ann Spurlock, Harriet Price. FOURTH ROW: Fran Woodward,
Kay Barker, Jennifer Schroer, Pam LaHood, Donna Blanton, Gloria
Findley, Lynn Shelton, Jane Mixer, Kay Koch, Betsy Brown, Benita
Thomas, Libby Tanner.
the old folks at Lake Haven have been
some of the undertakings of this club.
Miss Jean Culpepper and Mrs. Larry Mon-
cus are the faculty advisors.
chairman, Ann Bennet-school proiects chairman, Alwyn Ha-
mill-world service chairman, Phyllis Giles-publicity chair-
BOTTOM TO TOP, Lto R: Mike Giles, Phil Crowe, Jimmy Burroughs, Bud Owens, Mr. Love, Earl Willis, Tommy Ellis, Barclay Woodward, Larry
Bridges, Al Brass, Artie Plowden, Hiram Wilkinson, Bill Spillers, David Harrell, Joey Davis, Haffls Beddlngfieldf Bill CHSilebefl'Y, Rusty Clark,
Henry, Frankie Coan, Eddie Bentley, Butch Wiggins, Bill Holt, Bo Hall, Raleigh Elliott, Dan Mobley, Tommy Johnson, Barry Henry, Kenny
Joe Moss, Bobby Kidd, Larry Adams, Marshall New, Randy Smith, Joe CVHQO.
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Character, versatility and leader-
ship mark the boys in the Hi-Y Club.
To carry out their goal of promoting
everyday Christian living, the mem-
bers ot the Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y clubs
gave a chapel play, "The Hall of
Heroes." Besides taking part in the
national YMCA movement, they spon-
sored bus trips to the out-of-town foot-
ball games and a dance after a football
SEATED, L to R: Phil Crowe-vice-president, Bud Bridges-secretary, Mike Giles-president,
Bill Holt-treasurer, Franky Coan-chaplain.
Dvmesfic Skills ,fire Acquired
KNEELING, L to R: Treina Hightower, Linda Beggs, Linda
Irby, Susan LaGarde, Lila Carlo, Judy Lewis, Jeannis Byrd.
SITTING, L to R: Barbara McDonald, Sandra Belote, Lavonne
Fulghum, Beth Odom, Mark Holloway KFHA Sweetheartj,
Donna Miller, Becky Odom, Peggy Decesare, Margaret Speed.
"To live better today, to have a better
world tomorrow for ourselves and our fam-
ilies" are goals of the Future Homemakers
of America. Programs and other activities of
the club are designed and prepared to stimu-
late interest in acquiring the skills needed by
the modern generation to become wives and
mothers. In chapel they displayed their proi-
ects in a colorful fashion show of everyday
and special occasion clothes.
STANDING, L to R: Edith Kendall, Rita McDonald, Ann Baker,
Terrie Stansbury, Marlene Taylor, Susan Massey, Robbie
Knighton, Becky Snowdon, Lynn Blanton, Donna Goldstein,
Martha Merrill, Rebecca Parker, Carol Hasty, Mary Joyce
Eanes, Susan Miles.
board for the lunch room.
Lynda Beggs and Marlene Taylor prepare the bulletin
Becky Odom-proiects chairman, Donna Miller-vuce-pres-
ident, Sandra Belote-publicity chairman, Margaret Speed
-degree chairman, Mark Holloway-sweetheart, Peggy
DeCesare-historian, LaVonne Fulghum-music and recrea-
tion chairman, and Bgibgdwgm-secretary-treasurer.
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Susan McCrary and Sherry
Ann Richards grade papers as
one of the many activities the
club performs to help the
FIRST ROW, L. to R.: Cathy Johansen, Ellen Taylor, Sherry Richards, Sue
Davis, Virginia Wright. SECOND ROW: Mrs. Evans, Dan Smith, Karen
Cummings, Brenda Underwood, Cheryl. Parrish, Mrs. Hamill. THIRD ROW:
Mack McGill, Susan McCrary, Linda Haddock, Kay Holland.
Practical experience is gained by students
who wish to become teachers. They observe teach-
ers behind the scenes and receive hints that will
help them when they face classes of their own.
ln addition to helping the teachers grade papers
and do other odd iobs, they gave a Valentine's
Day Party at Central Avenue Nursing Home. For
its participation in extracurricular activities, this
club received second place in the Club of the
Year Contest for 1961-62.
Ellen Taylor and Dan Smith stay after school to erase the
blackboards to get them ready for the next day's work.
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Eat Huff, Annette Kelly, Elizabeth Bryan, Mrs. Edmondson, advisor, JoAnne Bennett, Karen Commings, Cathy Johansen, Gay Halton.
Tom Moo, Arthur Ray,Baker, Joel Buckholtz. SEATED: Amelia Paulk,
Members of the Future Business
Leaders of America, a newly established
club at VHS, created a good record in
proiect work. Among the many activities
the club engaged in were typing en-
velopes for the Easter Seal drive, making
and selling football shakers, saving paper
and popsicle coupons, and typing for the
Club members seek to prepare
themselves for a career in the business
world by practical experience.
Tom Moo-vice-president, Joel Buckholtz, Karen Commings-treasurer, Gay
Halton-secretary, Arthur Baker-president, Not pictured: Bobbie Ellen Blan-
Under the guidance of Mr. W. E. Glenn, the Distributive
Education Club of VHS won local, state and national honors.
Warren Clayton, a junior, will be state president of DE for
the year T962-l963. Marilyn Rykard, a senior, brought home
from the national convention the title of National DE Student
of the Year.
Students in The DE Club work in the afternoons. They
fill such iobs as sales clerks in various stores and as nurses
aids in Pineview General Hospital.
L to R: Larry Price-parliamentarian, Shirley McDonald-
vice-president, Billy Rowe-president, Elizabeth Prichard
-secretary, James Wetherington-sergeant at arms, Eva
Ladrow-historian, Elaine Alligood-reporter, Marilyn
Mayor Maxwell Oliver presents the key to the city to Billy Rowe,
president of the club, and Marilyn Rykard, top DE student in
the nation, on DE Day.
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FIRST ROW, L to R: Warren Clayton, Larry Price, Shirley Mc-
Donald, Billy Rowe, Joyce Winsor, Linda Faye Hancock, Sher-
lyn McKee, Paula McKee, Ann Burgjess. SECOND ROW: Jean
Connell, Judy McMillin, Elizabeth Jones, Mr. Glenn, Advisor,
Jpy Ratigan, Charlene Wayne, lfatricia Yeomans. THIRD ROW:
Mfarilyn Rykard, Sharon Harp, ,Sandra Blooclworth, Helen
Young, Pat Futch,'Ljjlian McKinnon. FOURTH ROW: Jimmy
Boyle, Haskell Godfrey, Ralph Hiers, Jack Wilson. Not pic-
tured: Elaine Alligood, Wayne Daniels, Jerry Harris, Nick
Miller, Bobby Terry, Lillian Wood, grthur Baker, Gail Chad-
wick, Gene Greneker, Gail Griffin, Eva Ladrow, Billy Smith,
David Terrell, Bobby Young, Lee Faulk, Jeanette Maynard,
Robert Cannon, Judy Greene, Larry Grooms, Butch Luke,
Melvin Ricks, James Wetherington, Kay Croft, Joey Robinson.
FIRST ROW, L to R: Raymond Burch, Bobby Weldon, ,Sherman Moore,
Benny Nolan, Merle Barber, Jimmy Brooks. SECOND ROW: Nancy Gar-
vin, Linda Doig, Carolyn Mayer, Gail McBride, Mary Brannen, Louise
Lightsey, Jean Dickerson, Kay Holland, Nancy Brass, Ann Barker, Joyce
Greene, APat Prine, THIRD ROW: Gary Hess, Buddy Stephenson, Jkoe
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Valdosta High's Distributive Cooperative Training
Club is composed of students who are receiving on-the-
iob training for careers in the industrial world. DCT
members are encouraged To develop civic, social, and
Holland, Jane Flythe, Mr. Horn, coordinator, Beth Wade, Elizabeth
Bryan. FOURTH ROW: Jimmy Tomlin, Artie Plowden, Perry Knight.
FIFTH ROW: Girard Finch, Herman Brasher, Donnie Gray, Jimmy Cox,
Gorden Bloodworth. Not pictured: Susan Stembridge.
occupational abilities. One of the chief proiects of the
club this year was sponsoring a barbecue supper before
one of the home football games.
L to R: Elizabeth Bryan-historian, Louise Lightsey-treasurer, Jane Flyfhe
-secretary, Benny Nolan-president, Sherman Moore-parliamentarian,
and Artie Plowden--vice-president.
Student board of education
members, Andy Shenton, Mike
Slack, ,Diane Quattlebaum,
Phyllis Giles, Sharon Smith,
and Joe Moss, together with
Lynn DiMascio, student school
Superintendent, present rec-
ommendations trom the youth
to the City Board of Educa-
tion at the May meeting.
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This year clubs at VHS sponsored many note-
worthy proiects-such as, College Night, "Student
Government for a Day," and the "Beauty and the
With the cooperation of Miss Ford, the Student
Council invited representatives from various colleges
to speak to interested students about their plans tor
The Government Club sponsored the "Student
Government for a Day" elections in order to stimu-
late student interest in local politics.
From the "Beauty and the Beast" contest the
DE Club realized enough money to award a scholar-
ship to a DE student. Each vote cost one penny.
Mr. Eastman, representing Georgia
Tech, chats informally with stu-
Judy Greene, Billy Rowe, Haskell Godfrey, and Bobby
Young, members ot the DE Club, take part in the crowning
of Bruce Bennett and Cara Jo Sikes in the "Beauty and the
FRONT ROW, l- YO R1 Mrs- -l0hnSOl'1, Phyllis Giles, Mary Laura D6-3lsiI'1S, LaHood, Sally Mclntyre, Linda Marco, June Sikes. THIRD ROW: Becky
Rise Seviene, JHI1 Shelton, Bobbie Ellen Bl6nCl1Hfd, Susan l-BMOHTSQVIS, Parker, Martha Merrill, Carol Hasty, Beverly Gunter, Beverly Googe
Martha Kay Schroer. SECOND ROW: Benita Thomas, Betsy Brown, Pam Judy Lawsgnl Sandy Lamonfagner Maxine Wilson, Gail prysi.
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Physical fitness, good sportsman-
ship and conduct, and interest in
sports are the central themes of the
Sports Council. This group of girls is
chosen for their ability and leadership
in the P.E. classes. Their main activities
are to plan and coordinate intramural
programs after school and help in the
classes as group leaders. Carrying out
these responsibilities prepares them
tor future leadership.
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STANDING: Phyllis Giles-treasurer, bobble Ellen Blanchard-secretary, Mary Laura Deakins
vice-president. SEATED: Mrs. Johnson-advisor, Jan Shelton-president.
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SEATED, L to R: David Atkinson, Joe Moss, Randie DeCoudres, Charles Dan Odom. STANDING: Bobby Kidd, Mike Sanders, and Mike Slack
Barker, Kay Powell, Sharon Smith, Mary Joe Bracewell, Bill Nunn,
To create an awareness of our gov-
ernmental systems, the Government Club
has promoted many worthwhile proiects.
ln the fall they had workshop on parlia-
mentary procedure for the new officers
of all the clubs-. During the student elec-
tions, Valdosta's Mayor Maxwell Oliver
spoke on the duties of the different of-
fices. Candidates running for student
mayor were given five minutes in chapel
to present their platforms.
Besides these school related pro-
iects, the club sent money to the Empty
Stocking Fund at Christmas.
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Kay Powell-president, Suzanne Saunders-vice-president, David Atkinson-treasurer
Dan Odom-chaplain. Not pictured: Sharon Smith-secretary, Mrs. Hogan-advisor
KNEELING, L to R: Josephine Pendleton, Betty Potts, Jennifer
Schroer, Barbara Middlebrooks, Jane Mixer, Lynda Marco, Jessie
Jo Mane, Jeanie Rogero, Marilyn Harris. SECOND ROW: Sandy
LaMontagne, Alwyn Hamill, Patsy Henry, Kay Barker, Lynn Shel-
ton, Judy Saunders, Teresa Briggs, Joy Catoe. THIRD ROW: Judy
Babcock, Donna Blanton, Sheilia McCoy, Diann Bazemore, Lyndal
DeLoach, Beth McCrary, Susan Miles, Virginia Wright, Catherine
Daugharty, Marleen Taylor.
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Every girl in the school is eligi-
ble for membership in the Seventeen
Club. Its main purpose is to help its
members grow in social skills and
graces. Programs on beauty and
fashion are presented at club meet-
ings. For an outside project the club
sent toys to Gracewood Children's
Hospital at Christmas. Four girls from
each class compose the Seventeen
Club council. The advisors to the
club are Mrs. Howell and Mrs. Ander-
The Council of the Seventeen Club includes: FIRST ROW, L to R: Benita Thomas Mrs
Anderson, Mrs. Howell, Sara Smith, Sharon Bishop. SECOND ROW: Betsy Brown
Beverly Gunter, Mary Laura Deakins, Nancy Simon, Kay Potts, Sandra Kessler. THIRD
ROW, Kay Koch, Barbara Reaves, Kate Culpepper, Ann Bennett, Norma Flythe, Kitty
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L to R: Mr. Horn-advisor, Bunky Henry-president, Mike Watson
secretary, Alvie Steele-vice-president, Bud Bridges-treasurer.
Valdosta's Kiwanis Club sponsors the Key
Club to acquaint high school boys with the
goals and activities ot a civic organization.
Membership 'is the club is honorary, with mem-
bers being chosen trom each class. Representa-
tives from the club attend the Kiwanis meet-
ing every Friday. Activities of the club include
sponsoring the Homecoming Parade and the
annual student-coaches basketball game.
92 SWEETHEART- GAIL BAZEMORE
FRONT TO BACK, L to R: Gary Minchew, Bunky Henry,
Bill Holt, Bill Wisenbaker, Bruce Bouie, Skipper Pruitte,
Giles Smith, Charles Guess, Bruce Bennett, Jerry Varnado,
Rick Thomas, Bill Myddleton, Danny Hendley, Billy Schroer,
Jimmy Tyson, Foy Norwood, Tommy Davenport, Hank Lee,
Maywood Lawrence, Stan Reeves, Bradley Courtney, Alvie
Steele, Billy Lindstrom, Mike Giles, Mark Holloway, Butch
Luke, Charles Barker, Ashley Paulk, Bobby Steele, Roger
Milan. CIRCLE: Tommy Johnson, Wayne Tyson, Rusty Grif-
fin, Charles Oliver, Leo Wells, David Luke, Bud Bridges,
Bill Nunn, Wally Coleson, Kenny Rutter, Christie Patterson,
Mike Watson, Walter Zant, Jimmy Robinson. CENTER: Gail
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L to R: Butch Luke, Bruce Bennett, Frank Wetherington, Stanley Reaves,
Wilbur Johnson, Charles Oliver, Don DeLoach, David Tindall, Gary
Minchew, Robert Reames, Eugene Gunter, Wally Colson, Billy Schroer,
Bill Myddleton, Danny Hendley, Giles Smith, Jerry Varnado, Bunky
Henry, Jimmy Robinson, Rick Thomas, Greg Jordan, Bill Holt, Sirois
Barker, Clyo Blanton, Larry Dennis, Rusty Griffin, Mike Sanders, Henry
Harnage, Ted Minnick, Foy Norwood, Mike Watson, ,Bo Hall, Mike Slack,
lzeo Wells, Skipper Prevvitte, Andy Larsen, Bruce Buie, Frank Haddock,
Ashley Paulk, Robert DeLoach, Alvie Steele, Tommy Johnson, Bud
Bridges, Bobby Steele, Eddie Bentley, Mark Holloway, Billy Lindstrom,
Mike Fletcher, Bobby Dasher, KennyrRufter, Dick Bender, Billy Holtz-
clew, Bruce Stockman, David Luke, Butch Wiggins, Jimmy Burroughs,
Bill Wisenbaker, Walter Zant, Christie Patterson, Jimmy DeCesare,
Randy Hunter, Phil Crowe, Hank Lee, Bill Wilson, David Henry. Y
V"6lllb Hcfrzors Evffermeu
Long hours ot practice and
hard work are recognized by mem-
bership in the V-Club. Any boy may
become a member it he has earned
a letter in football, golf, tennis,
track, basketball, or baseball. The
club tries to coordinate the activi-
ties of the different sports and gives
unity to them by creating good will
between the teams.
Active sports at Valdosta High School include
football, tennis, baseball, and basketball as
represented by Giles Smith, Mike Fletcher,
Tommy Johnson, and Bill Wisenbaker.
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GUIDANCE OFFICE STAFF-FIRST ROW, L. to R.: Beverly Gerrie Amon Kate Culpepper Cheryl Metts Virginia
Gunter, Alwyn Hamill, Sybil Burdick, Miss Ford, Toni Wright, Karen Cummings Kay Potts Barbara Talley
Segrist, Gail Bazemore, Suzanne Evans. BACK ROW:
Every executive must have someone under him
to carry out the plans of an organization, and at VHS
Miss Ford, guidance counselor, Mrs. Garwood, and
Mr. Burgsteiner, school secretaries, have competent
staffs to do a variety of iobs. Two girls are chosen for
each period of the day to olo such tasks as typing,
gathering absentee slips, delivering messages, and
grading tests, and other iobs that are indispensable to
the smooth functioning of the school. Girls selected
for these positions must have poise and must be de-
suslNEss oFFlcE STAFF-SEATED, L. to R.: Sheila McCoy, Mrs. Kay Powell Sharon Smith Donna Spraflm Cheryl Pelfrey Betty
Garwoocl, Sandra Babcock. STANDING: Fann Dewar, Marianne Stump, Bl-Hl"lien5l'l'P Tefesa M'nCl'leW L'-'C'lle Dawson
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Student assistants, each of whom works in
the library one period per day, form the staff of
the Ruby McKinney Memorial Library. They help
keep the library running efficiently by checking
out books, collecting fines, repairing books, pre-
paring books and magazines for circulation, and
keeping library records. Under the supervision of
Mrs. Mathis and Miss Rayle, these students gain
experience that they may use in later life.
MISS SAMMY RAYLE, assistant librarian, keeps
the library open each day after school and
on Saturdays for the convenience of the students.
MRS. BRYAN MATHIS, head librarian, teaches
students to manage the library.
Library staff members include: FRONT: Lougene Prine, FRONT: MOHY HUCk3bYf 53V'dY Stewart, M3fllYn Hafflsf
Ginny Davis, Sally Coleman, Laurice Chitwoodp BACK: BGNY Godwin: BACK: Susan MBV, Elva GVSY JOl'1f1S0I'1,
Ellen Adair, Judy Babcock, Lynn DiMascio, David Andrews, 5andY l-aM0nTa9f1e, Sandra KGSSIGF.
Alvie Steele, sports editor, and Peter Van Horn plan one of
their unusual layouts.
Staff Kecords Sclmrfl lferzr
ln The pages of the VHS annual, The SANDSPUR staff
has attempted To present an accurate record of The school
year for 1962.
As a symbol of The spirit of VHS, The staff selected
The Wildcat, depicted in The art work of The annual.
Throughout The year The staff sold ads and annuals,
wrote copy, and planned and prepared pages to make The
SANDSPUR a reality.
Alex Morgan served as The annual's photographer dur-
ing The first part of The year. Many of The unusual pho-
tographs: The sandspur on The title page, The dramatic night-
Time scenes, ,and The silhouette pictures are examples of his
Alex Morgan, staff photographer for the first half'
of the year, and Mrs. Wolinski, faculty advisor, dis-
cuss the qualities of a picture.
,PSTCYWVBIIL Hom, assistant editor, and Virginia Wright,
editor, plan a layout to go in the SANDSPUR.
Sandra Babcock helps the Faculty Editor, Kate Culpepper,
identity boys in a P.E. class picture, while Tillie Yow, Art
Editor, 'looks on.
Sophomore and Junior Class Editors, Bill Wilson and Elaine
meet their deadlines. Freshman and Senior Class
ll enjoy looking at
Pitts, work to
Editors, Lynn DiMascio and Angela Wa
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aches, textbooks are put aside and the Culpepper, Peter Van Horn, Virginia Wright, and Sharon Smith
airing yeafbggk SITTING, Left to Right: Elaine Pitts, Angela Wall, Sandra Babcock
L nn DiMascio, and Tillie Yow.
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pages. STANDING, Lett to Right: A
the problem of prep
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lvie Steele, Bill
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ln their skit in chapel, Shelia McCoy is trying to teach
Bobby Kidd that running out of gas may not be as
bad as he thinks,
Darlene Smith and Mark Holloway practice for Home-
coming festivities in the cold, early dawn before school.
Variety is the key word for the clubs at
VHS. Activities range over a wide field of out-
side interests. Each club may have a chapel pro-
gram on Friday if it wishes. Programs may include
humorous or inspirational plays or speakers.
To help the school, clubs also have service
proiects, such as counting votes and putting out
the school paper each month.
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VHS is served by competent janitorial and lunchroom staffs.
Members of these staffs manage the lunchroom and maintain
VHS buildings and grounds. They are the behindethe-scenes
people who keep the school going.
Keeping the classrooms clean is a job
for Ruby Smith and Wilson Bethea.
Bethea entertains the student body at
the Chirstmas chapel program.
Under the supervision of Mrs. Hunt, capable cooks prepare and serve lunches for the students. Although
turkey is not an everyday item on the menu, the excellent bread is. Pictured from left to right are:
Conselo Orr, Gertrude Richardson, Dorothy Foster, ldella Harrell, Louvenia Thompson, Louise Morehead,
Hazel Stack Christine Walker, and Eula Bell Williams.
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Julia BGCTOYL Jolene l'lUQl1SS, Fay Cribb and Imogene Daniels as cashiers, and selling milk, tea, and ice cream. For this they
work in the lunchroom doing such iobs as helping serve, acting are given a V4 unit credit.
Lunchroom supervisor, Mrs. Clarice Hunt, is aided by Mrs. Verna Forrest and Mrs. Bell Finley.
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From Freshman March 'ro Graduation, Freshmen,
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors work and study To-
gefher. They supporf Their respective class organizations
and eagerly waii and work for aciivifies sponsored by
Senivu 61:15 Ofhcers
I Secretary-MIKE WATSON
Beatnik poet, Gardner Shockett, CE,eter Van Horn!
recites to Myrtle Hoffstrom fGerrie Amonj,
Anastasia Shultz Ueannie Hoylel, and Peggy
Kern Clennifer Howsel.
During rehearsal for the Drama Club's production Epitaph for Everything, Anastasia
tries the "Shockett Leap," symbolic of man's leap to the stars.
Svuivrs kevive Cflrzs Cmdi! bu
To earn money for the Senior Banquet,
the class presented Ted Rodgers' comedy, All
Shook Up. Mrs. William Wisenbaker directed
the cast during the long hours of practice
Jeannie Hoyle starred as Anastasia
Shultz, the girl from a turkey farm, who
learns about lite and love at Bull University.
Members of the cast not pictured are Cheryl
Metts, Gary Minchew, Elva Grey Johnson,
Mike Watson, Bill Wilson, Gail Bazemore,
Sally Coleman, and Sharon Smith.
Anastasia tries to evade amorous French exchange
student fBill Wisenbakerj.
Irate faculty members lMike Giles and Bob Owensj confront Anastasia after a mishap results in a scandalous incident during Epita
Q QZR D ON BLOODWORIH-Glee
Club 3, 4, Glee Club Play 2,
DCT 3, 4, President 3.
JAMES BOYLE-DE 2.
ig, H, .,
ARTHUR BAKER-DE 4, FBLA 4, President, Track 3, State DE Speech
Contest Winner 4.
,GAIL BAZEMORE-Tri-Hi-Y 'l, 3, Class Officer, Vice-President 2, 4,
Treasurer 3, Cheerleader 3, 4, Captain 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Co-
Captain 4, Student Council, Vice-President 4, Guidance Staff 3, 4,
Girls' Nation 3, Executive Council, Seventeen Club 3.
BRUCE BENNETT-Football l, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4, Basketball 1, 2,
Baseball 'l, 2, 4, Track 4, Key Club 2, 3, 4, V Club 2, 3, 4, President
of Sophomore Class.
BETTY BLANKENSHIP-Beta Club 2, 3, 4, Tri-Hi-Y l, 2, 3, 4, Proiects
Chairman 'l, 2, Seventeen Club 3, Glee Club 4, Sports Club l, Office
Staff 3, 4.
IKE ALLBRITTON-Baseball I.
GERRIE AMON-Cheerleader 4, Dra-
matic Club 2, 3, 4, Government Club
3, Seventeen Club 3, Office Staff
3, 4, Beauty Contest, 2nd Runner-up.
JOSEPH ASHCOM-Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
DAVID ATKINSON--Entered from Bainbridge, Ga., 2, Hi-Y l, 2, Secretary
l, Government Club 3, 4, Treasurer 4, Beta Club 3, 4.
SANDRA BABCOCK-Sports Club l, Tri-Hi-Y l, 2, 3, Beta Club 2, 3, 4,
Seventeen Club 3, Soil Conservation Essay I, SANDSPUR Business
Manager 4, Office Staff 4.
MARY JO BRAC EWELL-Seven-
teen Club 3, Government Club
AL BRASS-Hi-Y 3, 4.
BUD BRIDGES.-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4,
Treasurer 2, Secretary 4, Key
Club 3, 4, Treasurer 4, OUT-
LOOK 4, Sports Editor, Base-
ball l, 2, 3, 4, Beta Club 2, 3,
4, V Club l, 2, 3, 4.
2, 4, DCT, Hl5TOI'lBl'1, OUTLOOK
KAREN LOU COMINGS-Band 3, 4, Tennis Team l, 2, Racket Club 2,
Sports Club l, 2, FTA 4, FBLA 4, Treasurer, Guidance Office 4, FHA
1 Se-niotr Class Play.
AGNES CONOLY-Tennis l, Dramatic Club 2, Miss Flame 4.
JQELMBUCKHOLTZ-FBLA 4, so-
cial Chairman 4.
RAYMOND BURCH-DCT Club
.llMMY BOROUGHS-Hi-Y 3, 4,
Track 3, 4, V Club 4, French
ROBERT CANNON-Band l, 2,
Club 3, Vice-President, Spanish
Club 4, President, OUTLOOK
4, Feature Editor, Cheerleader
3, 4, Library Staff 4. "1
JEAN CONNELL-DE Club 4
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QLORLA .JEAN DICKERSON-DCT
3, 4, FHA 1.
LYNNE DiMASClO-Tri-Hi-Y 2, 3,
Beta Club 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 4,
Library Staff 4, SANDSPUR, Fresh-
man Class Editor 4, Seventeen
l.1N,DA,,LDQlGfBeauty Contest, Top
Ten 3, Second Runner-up 4, DCT 3,
k . ,
LEE COOK-Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Dra-
matic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Science Club
2, 3, 4, French Club 3, Camera
Club 1, 2, 3, Secretary-Treasurer 2,
PHIL CROWE-Hi-Y 3, 4, Vice-Presi-
dent 4, Baseball l, 2, V Club 2, 3,
4, Basketball 2.
KATE CULPEPPER-Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4,
Seventeen Club 3, 4, Council 4,
SANDSPUR, Faculty Editor 4, Guid-
ance Office 3, 4.
TOMMY DAVIS-Choraliers 3, 4, All-
State Chorus 3, Glee Club 3, 4, Hi-
,MARY LAURA DEAKINS-Tri-Hi-Y 2,'
3, 4, Projects Chairman 4, Seventeen
Club 3, 4, President 4, Sports Coun-
RANDIE DeCOUDRES-Seventeen Club
3, Who's Who 3, Government Club
LARRY DENNIS-Football 3, 4,
V Club 3, 4.
FANN DEWAR-Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2,
3, 4, Glee Club 3, 4, Librarian
4, Choraliers 4, Guidance Of-
fice 2, Office Staff 3, 4, Dra-
matic Club 3, 4, Seventeen
LEE FALK-Track l, 25
Dramafic Club Play 25
DE Club 4.
Mrs. Harris explains one of The new concepts of algebra fo her fifth period
senior algebra class.
A JANE FLYTHE-Office Staff 1,
2, 3, 45 DCT 4, Secre1'ary5 FBLA
'PATRICIA FUTCH-DE Club 4.
,NANCY GARVIN-FHA 25 Glee
Club 25 Tri-Hi-Y 25 Band 3, 4,
MaioreHe5 Beauty Contest 4,
lst Runner-up5 DCT 4, Sweet-
MlKE GILES-Hi-Y 2, 3, 45 Presi-
dent 45 Key Club 45 Senior
ANN GRACEY-Entered from
Marianna, Texas, 35 School
Newspaper 25 Homeroom Chair-
RUSTY GRIFFIN-Entered from
Riverside M. A, 35 Football 45
Key Club 45 V Club 4.
SHARQN HARP-Glee Club 25
DE Club 3, 4.
Senivrs em' Sahara! in Many Way I
JERRY HARRIS-DE 3, 4.
BUNKY HENRY-Football l, 2, 3
4, Basketball 'l, 2, Golf i, 2, 3
4, Key Club 3, 4, President 4
V Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Who's Who i,
JACK HERNDON-DC 3, DCT 3.
JOSEPHl HOLLAND-Entered from
Albany, Ga., 2, DCT 1, 2.
KAY HOLLAND-Entered from Al-
bany, Ga., 2, FTA 2, 3, 4, Sports
JENNIFER HOWSE-Senior Play 4,
French Club 4, OUTLOOK, Crea-
tive Writing Editor 4.
JEANIE HOYLE-Dramatic Club
2, Seventeen Club 3, OUTLOOK
3, 4, Feature Editor and Ad
Manager 4, Homecoming Repre-
sentative 4, Top Ten in Beauty
Contest 4, Senior Play 4.
PEGGY ANN HUGHES-FHA l,
2, FTA 3.
ELVA GRAY JOHNSON-Basket
ball l, 2, Glee Club 3, 4, Presi-
dent 4, Beta Club 3, 4, Chora-
liers 3, 4, Librarian 4.
TOMMY JOHNSON-Baseball l, 2,
3, 4, Basketball 3, 4, Key Club 4,
Hi-Y Club 4, V Club 'l, 2, 3, 4.
BOBBY KIDD-Hi-Y 4, Government
Club 4, Dramatic Club 4.
EVA LQADROW-DE 4, Historian,
Tennis Club i, 2, Sports Council 2, 3.
LYNDA LEE-Racquette Club 1, 2,
Varsity Tennis 1, 2.
LOUISE LIGHTSEY-DCT 3, A, Treas-
BUTCH LUKE-V Club l, 2, 3, 47 Key
Club 4, Junior Varsity Basketball lp
Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 45 Golf
RUBY LUKE-Seventeen Club 3, Glee
SUSAN MCCRARY-FHA 1, FTA 2, 3,
4, Secretary-Treasurer 4, OUTLOOK
3, 4, News Editor 4, Seventeen Club
3, Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Senior Class Play.
SHlRl.EY,NlCDONALD-DE 3, 4, Vice-
President 4, Sweetheart 4.
PAULA McKEE-DE 4.
from Leesburg, Fla., 35
Spanish Club 1, 2, Prom
Representative 1, FHA 'Ig
Pep Club 27 Glee Club 3,
DE 4, Sweetheart 4.
I, 3, 4, Baseball 2, V Club
4, Basketball I.
Fann Dewar, of the Gamma Tri-Hi-Y, decorates the Christmas tree in the
Agnes Conoly and Jennifer Howse try to chin themselves on the low bar
at P. E. class.
Hi-Y l, Government
Club 3, 4, French
Club 3, Senior Play
4, FHA 2.
JO ANNE MEYER-
Journalism 3, OUT-
LOOK 4, Feature Edi-
JOE MOSS-Hi-Y 4, Government Club
4, Dramitic.Club 4, Board of Education
GARY NICHOLS-Senior Play'4.
BILL NUNN-Band 'l, 2, 3, 4, Camera
Club l, 2, French Club 3, Science
Club 2, OUTLOOK 3, 4, Editorial Editor
4, Government Club 4, Key Club 4.
BECKY ODOM-Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4, Publicity
Chairman 4, OUTLOOK 3, 4, Managing
Editor 4, FHA 4, Projects Chairman 4,
FTA 3, Senior Play, Seventeen Club 3,
Glee Club 3.
JQOBERT OWENSfBand l, 2, 3, 4,
Booster Club l, 2, 3, Basketball 2,
Drama Club 4, Senior Play.
NICK MILLER-DE Club 3, 4,
GARY NllNCHEW-Football l, 2,
3, 4, Basketball l, 2, 3, Mana-
ger 3, Track 'l, 2, Key Club
3, 4, V Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
SKlPPER MIXSON-At McCallie,
Chattanooga, Swimming Team
2, 3, Glee Club 2, 3, French
Club 3, 4.
Seuirfrs Sei Swmplf fa llndfrclassmem
VERBA PARHAM-Entered from Al-
bany, Ga,, 4, Tri-Hi-Y l, 2, 3, Intra-
mural Spo-rts 2, 3, 4, Science Club 2,
Art Club 3, FTA 4.
ELAINE PITTS-Tri-Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, sec-
retary 3, President 4, Youth As-
sembly Delegate 3, 4, Glee Club 2,
3, 4, Vice-President 4, Choraliers
2, 3, 4, Publicity Chairman 4, All
State Chorus 4, SANDSPUR 4, Jun-
ior Class Editor.
ARTIE PLOWDEN--Baseball 1, DCT
3, 4, Vice-President 4, Hi-Y 4.
KAY POTTS-Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4,
Treasurer 3, Seventeen Club 3, 4,
Chaplain 4, Guidance Office 4, Beta
Club 4, Sports Club 1.
KAY POWELL-Government Club 3,
4, OUTLOOK 3, 4, Editor in Chief 4,
Seventeen Club 3, Student Mayor
SKIPPER PREWITTE-Football 4, Key
Club I, V Club 3.
PRICE-DE 4, Parliamen-
EVLLZABETH , PRITCHARD ,JONES
-DE 3, 4, Parliamentarian 3,
Secretary 4, First Place Job ln-
terview Contest 4.
SHERRY RICHARDS-Band I, 2,
3, 4, Maiorette 4, President 4,
Top Ten Beauty Contest 3, 4,
Senior Class Play 4.
MARILYN RYKARD-Glee Club
1, 2, Beta Club 2, DE 3, 4,
Treasurer, Student of Year 3,
4, State Student of Year 4.
RONNIE RYKARD-Track 3, 4,
V Club 3, 4.
LEILA SMITH-Band i, 2, 3, 4, Secretary-Librarian 4, FHA 2, 3, 4, Treas-
urer 2, Vice-President 3, President 4, FTA 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 4, OUT-
LOOK 3, 4, Editorial Editor 4, Sports Club T,
SHARON SMITH-Tri-Hi-Y l, 2, Government Club 3, 4, Chaplain 3, Sec-
retary 4, French Club 3, Seventeen Club 3, Homecoming 3, 4, Queen 4,
Beauty Contest, top-ten 3, SANDSPUR 4, Club Editor, Office Staff 4,
Senior Play, Board of Education 4, Who's Who 3.
BILL SPlLLERSfentered from
Milton High, Latin Club T, Jr.
Honor Society 3, Hi-Y 4.
QQ.'?l.Nf.C5,ERAJilNfBand if 2,
3, 4, Maiorette 2, 3, 4, Drama
Club 2, French Club 2, 3, Proi-
ects Chrm. 3, Miss VHS 3.
MIKE SANDERS-NEDT Award 2, 3,
Football 2, 3, Basketball 2, Govern-
ment Club 4, V-Club 4.
SAUNDRA SAPP-Tri-Hi-Y l, 2, 3, 4,
Seventeen Club l, 2, 3, Sports Club
l, 2, 3.
SUZANNE SAUNDERS-Glee Club 2,
3, 4, Accompanist 3, 4, Choraliers
3, 4, Treasurer 3, President 4, Gov-
ernment Club 3, 4, Vice-President 4,
Spanish Club 4, Secretary, OUTLOOK
4, Business Manager, Beta Club 4.
CRAY SHEARlN-Chess Club T.
CARA JO SIKES-Government Club 2, Seventeen Club 3, Sports Club l,
Guidance Office 3, Dramatic Club l, 2, Who's Who 2, 3, Cheerleader
3, 4, OUTLOOK 3, Tri-Hi-Y l.
ALVIE STEELE-Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Co-Captain 2, 3, 4, Golf 3, 4, Track
2, Class Secretary l, 3, Student Council T, 3, 4, Treasurer 4, Key Club
2, 3, 4, Vice-President 4, Beta Club 2, 3, Secretary 2, Hi-Y 3, Vice-
President 3, V Club 2, 3, 4, SANDSPUR 4, Sports Editor.
MARlANNE STUMP-Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, Glee Club 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 4,
Choraliers 3, 4, Librarian 4, Seventeen Club 3, 4, Representative 4,
Government Club 4, Guidance Office 3, Office Staff 4.
ELLEN TAYLOR-Entered from
Southport High, Indianapolis, 4,
Tri-Hi-Y 4, FTA 4.
DAVID TERRELL-DE 4, OUTLOOK
3, 4, Ad Manager 4.
JAKE TlLUVlAN-Baseball l, 2, 37
DAVID TINDALL-Football 1, 2, 3,
4, v Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
JIMMY TOMLlNfDCT 4, FFA 3,
Section Representative 3, Baseball
SANDRA TURNER-DE 3, 4.
ly Track l7'DE 3, Key Club
2, 3, 4.
Club 3, 4, Vice-President
3, President 45 SAND-
SPUR 4, Assistant Editor,
Tennis 35 Senior Class
Play, Wl'1o's Who l, 2, 3,
City Council 4.
QERRY, lTedl YARNAD0-
Football l, 2, 3, 47 Bas-
ketball l, 2, Track 3, 45
Key Club 3, 47 V Club 2,
Bruce Bennett steals forty winks at football camp.
Senivrs Pa ficiv le in 8cl1wl,4cfi1fif2s
MIKE WATSON-Student Coun-
cil 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 3, 4,
Class Treasurer 1, Secretary 2,
President 3, Secretary 4, Key
Club 2, 3, 4, Secretary 4, Bas-
ketball 2, 3, 4, Homecoming
Representative l, 2, 3, 4.
CHARLENE WAYNE-DE 3, 4,
Seventeen Club 3.
LEO WELLS-Basketball 1, 2, 3,
4, Golf 3, 4, Key Club 3, 4,
Student Council 4, Class Presi-
dent 4, Homecoming King 4,
Who's Who 1, 2, 3.
EARL WILLIS-Track i, 3, 4,
BETH WADE-FHA 2, DCT 3, 4.
ANGELA WALL-Entered from Hazlehurst Tri HiY 1 2 Vice President i
Latin Club T, President, Beta Club 2 3 4 Vice President 3 President 4
French Club 3, 4, Treasurer 4, Band l 2 3 Star Student 4 SANDSPUR
4, Senior Class Editor, 3rd Place Elks Scholarship Contest State
BILL WILSON-Track I, 3, Hi-Y
4, SANDSPUR 4, Sophomore
Class Editor, V Club 4, OUT-
LOOK, Reporter 4, Senior Class
Play, Winner Civitan Essay Con-
Mike Watson and Leo Wells check and count votes for class officers.
JOYCE WINSER-DE 3, 4,
Glee Club 2, FHA 3, 4-H
Club 1, Tri-Hi-Y 3.
4 "ik gk-"
ANNIE LOU BABKER
BONNIE GAYE I-IALToM
TlLLlE YOW-Trl-Hi-Y 2, 3, 4,
Befa Club 47 SANDSPUR 4, Art
Editor, French Club 4.
BILL WISENBAKER-Hi-Y l, Chaplain, Beta Club 2, 3, 4, Publicity Chair
man 4, Key Club 2, 3, 4: V Club 2, 3, 4, Student Council 3, Chaplain
Class Vice-President l, 35 Baskeiball 1, 2, 3, 4, Chaplain 4.
LILLIAN WOOD-DE l, 2.
MARY McKl NNEY
VIRGINIA WRIGHT-SANDSPUR 4,
Editor, FTA 2, 4, Seventeen Club
3, 4: Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4, Guidance Of-
fice 3, 4, Student Board of Edu-
cation 3, OUTLOOK 3, NEDT Award
l, 2, UDC Essay 3. '
PATRICIA YEOMANS-DE Club 4.
HELEN YOUNG-DE 4.
JEANNETTE MOQBE MAYNARD 9
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lffeter Van Horn and Sally Coleman re-enact a typical kindergarten quarrel.
An hour long chapel program and a picnic at Twin Lakes
highlighted Senior Day. For this one day superlative seniors and
ordinary seniors cast aside dignity tor fun and trolic.
At the chapel program, class members presented the proph-
ecy, history, and last will and testament. They also annuonced
the senior Who's Who and Superlatives. After the program, sen-
iors formed a motorcade and traveled to Twin Lakes.
.Leila Smith, Gerrie Amon, Earl Willis, Cara Jo Sikes, and Wayne Tyson read the class history.
Leo Wells, the class president, pre-
serits a sterling silver bowl to Mrs.
William Wisenbaker as an expression
of gratitude to her for directing the
"' Zzculfy ,Names Superlafimst
Each year the faculty chooses ten
seniors who are outstanding in their
class. Qualities considered are person-
ality, relations with other students and
faculty members, participation in clubs
and activities, leadership, and academic
VHS's Superlatives were photo
graphed this year in a superlative set
ting, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
fo 2- .-
.. I, I
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Annual l6'rzr1r1ueL Dam' Klimruf Zferzr.
Friday, April 27, marked a high point in the
'61-'62 school year-the Senior Banquet and the Jun-
Seniors started the evening with their banquet.
Profits from the class play helped defray the cost
ot the steak. Highlighting the program was the speech
given by Nl. E. Thompson, a Valdosta businessman
and tormer educator.
Later that evening the seniors were the guests
ot the iuniors at the dance held at the Country Club.
Masks and baloons helped to carry out the theme
"Junkanoo." l2:3O brought to a close one ot the
most festive Junior-Senior dances in the history ot
Seniors and their dates enioy their steak dinners.
Mr. Thompson speaks on opportunities avail-
able in Valdosta.
around the ballroom.
Mrs. Googe actively supervised preparations for the dance.
Lynn Shelton and her date, Dan Mobley, are given their party
Mixer and Diane Bazemore.
Forgetting their dignity, members of the iunior and senior classes bunny-hop
Mrs. Oliver Googe, iunior class sponsor, enjoys a dance with her husband.
masks by Jane
judge flfsrhardf Addresses Graduating
Judge Homer EberhardT, longTime member of
The CiTy Board oT EducaTion, reminded The seniors
of l962 ThaT They musT go beyond The average To
keep sTep vviTh The scope of modern developmenTs.
GraduaTing seniors chose Judge EberhardT Tor Their
commencemenT speaker. They chose The Reverend
John McGowan, pasTor of The l-lahira MeThodisT
Church and graduaTe of ValdosTa High School, as
The baccalaureaTe speaker.
ln keeping vviTh a longsTanding cusTom, The
graduaTion exercises vvere held under The lighTs of
Cleveland Field. VVhiTe-roped seniors enTered single
Tile from eiTher end of The sTadium and converged
on The graduaTion siTe.
'fag ws V V
Diplomas in hand, The new graduates
lefT The field aT an ever increasing pace. AT
The gaTes They bursT inTo TriurnphanT yells.
Then, for rnosT of Them, IT was on To The
dance aT The counTry club where They were
enTerTained by Their parenTs.
Judge EberhardT says, "Average is as near The boTTom
as iT is To The Top."
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Below, Alvie Steele, l
Reverend McGowan speaks on rounded physical
mental, and spiritual growth.
Right Lynne Dillllascio salutatorian l
, , , we comes friends
and r l t' f ' '
ea lves 0 the graduating seniors,
va edictorian, says farewell to
VHS on behalf of his classmates,
Principal Bridges, above, and Superintendent Nunn, right,
present diplomas to their their sons, Bud Bridges and Bill
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One of the chaperons,
Mrs. Friddle, dances the tw
ist with Dick Bender
Leila Smith and Elva Gray Johnson, with their dates, wait for the
music to begin.
Peter Van Horn, Gar
Elaine Pitts stand in I'
y Minchew, Mike Watson, and
ine at the refreshment table.
jun 271' 6111 5 0fHcer
Flaw Beauty Cfwzfe I
Donald Allen Bill Alfman
LO'-llse BalleY Merle Barber
Sirois Barker Dick Bender
5l'1a'f0n Bishop Bobbie Ellen Blanchard
juniors Heel Dc' erm! lmpv fa ce
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Drum major, Harry Davis, puts on his march-
ing shoes for early morning practice,
Jimmy DeCesare Don DeLoaeh
Billy Dennis Diane Dugger
Mike Fletcher Henry Forrest, Jr.
Dale Geer Gail Geer
Sammy Dutton Dale Ev6r1S
Hunter Fuller Joan Futrell
Haskell Godfrey Theresa Gotchey
Betty Grawl Donna Greer
Lynda Faye Hancock
ll. .Si ffisfrfry Keeps
Mary Ann Hutchens
Cathy Johansen Darlene Johnson Marsha Jolley Marie Joyce
Sandra Kessler Dianne Knight Perry Knight Susie LaGarde
jun hrs ,gli y
Mr. Wooten and Mrs. Googe help iuniors, Larry Adams and Judy Babcock, build
scenery for the Beauty Contest.
Qml, ,Mc Bncle.,
Beth Odom Dan Odom eCharles Oliver Christie Patterson ASl'WleY Pavlk
'Q Denim? OdOm Bill Parramore Amelia Paulk WBYUG Pearson
9 if I U1 ' 5' ' if
Marie Phillips ,
Jimmy Robinson adds another
kind of exercise to his foot-
JOe Vdll0TOf1 Barbara Wagner Sandra Walizer
ln iournalism, Sandra Kessler prepares a bulletin board to show various
kinds of feature stories.
Kiffy Th,-ash Bill Tichelaar
John Wall Gary Wasmer
Butch Wiggins KFIY Wllllf0I'Cl
Bobby Young T0mmY YOUHQ
Walter Zant L
judges Zfick 50,0 Zen
Left to righ1, FIRST ROW: Marianne Stump and Betty Graul. SECOND
ROW: Sharon Bishop, Barbara Talley, Jeannie Hoyle, and Sherry
Richards. THIRD ROW: Nancy Garvin, Diane Quaitlebaum, and Linda
Twenty-five senior and
twenty-five junior girls,
selected by their class-
mates, competed in the
beauty contest, held in
February. The girls were
displayed against a class-
ical background with or-
gan music by Eddie Pike
setting the mood. A toe
dance by Bonnie Gerlock
and solos by Jane Meeks
entertained the audience
during the program.
After the winners were
announced, officers of the
iunior class presented tro-
phies to Miss VHS and to
the second and third place
winners-the b e a u t y
queens of Valdosta for
Smith, Beverly Gun-
ter, Leila Smith, Toni
Siegrist, and Genie
wait the time for
The new Miss VHS, Diane Quattlebaum, poses
with the first runner-up, Miss Nancy Garvin,
and the second runner-up, Miss Linda Doig.
Below, Diane poses beside a statue of Venus,
goddess of beauty. This statue, which was
borrowed from Valdosta State College, was
used in the setting.
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Bill Pruerte engages in a lively discussion during one of ihe bands foo1
Mary Ann Coufinho
Fain Dampier Imogene Daniels
Peggy Robert De Loach
De Cesare Tommy Ellis
Susanne Evans 'Frances Fender
Nancy Gambill Patsy Garvin
Bobby Dasher Perry Dasher
Qelores Bob Diehl
Dickenson . Ken Evans
Play in Hand
ljlormaflythe Dona Frazier Patti Futch
Bonnie Gerlock Beverly Betty Lynn
Tommy Donna Davis
Davenport Kent Edwards
Maxine Wilson is thoroughly engrossed in her studies.
vp mares Arc Sfudivus . . .
Anita Courson is contrastingly lost in the world of thought.
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aphvmores Auf kzpafc' junio lfmr
Dean Nichols, Bonnie Gerlock, Gale Chadwick, Starr Howell, sophomore girls who tried out for a 1962-1963 cheerleader
Shelia McCoy, Brenda Hatcher, Margaret Patterson, Ginna position. Bonnie Gerlock, Starr Howell, Caroll Harris and Sara
Drumheller, and Laura Resh are among the twenty-five Smith were successful.
Anna Elizabeth Phillips
Mary Frank Powell
Di Anne Walker
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June Sikes, Beverly Googe, Lynda Marco, and Lynn Caudle spoon feed breakfast
' 4 xnl,
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- ' All
1 Iia. 2 -
cereal to the unfortunate Jimmy Rigsby, Jack Martin, Robert Bryon, and Larry
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Raleigh Elliot demonstrates his ability to "walk like a girl."
Right: Riley Howard, Buck Davis, Ansel Clark, Johnny Heirs,
Tommy Slack, and Butch Burgstein compete for the honor
of winning the exciting potato race.
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More new faces than ever before,
three hundred and sixty in fact, were
seen around VHS this September. They
belong to the members of the freshman
class, the largest class in the history of
Shortly after the beginning of school,
these newcomers were given the custom-
ary Freshman March welcome.
As usual, Freshman March, a proi-
ect of the Student Council, was held in the
gymnasium, and its date was not given
out in advance. The freshmen crawled
onto the gymnasium floor through a
tunnel of sheets and chairs. Then, to the
amusement of the upperclassmen, a num-
ber of them were singled out to engage
in such activities as pogo-stick racing,
hula dancing, and potato pushing.
When the ceremonies were over, the
freshmen could reflect that now they
would be forced to accept no more in-
dignities as new arrivals, and that next
year they themselves would be superior
Greg Jordan stumbles forward to win the
sack race, closely following him are Roy
Lassiter and Carol Sherwood.
Benita Thomas "hops" her way to
victory in the pogo-stick race.
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Jo Ann Bailey
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Gloria Rose Findley
Are They lizards or grass snakes? Billy Joseph ponders This
queslion as he waits for The morning bell
Mary Joyce Eanes
Peggy A. Elliot
Leonard LeFiles rides his homemade bicycle to school
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Sue Davis holds the bottle while Tommy Tillman polishes
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Mary Lou Slover
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Tad Coleman, president of the freshman class enloys Fresh
man March with Gerrie Amon the girl he Chose the
cutest girl in the senior class." Later in the year Tad moved to
Ohio with his family.
Retha Joy Ellis
Doris Elizabeth Johnson
Jerry James McCall
Gwendolyn Joyce Morgan
John Robert Sessions
Dannie Carroll Tinsley
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