Vergennes Union High School - Commodores Yearbook (Vergennes, VT)
- Class of 1975
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Activities - 94
jr. High Section - 114
Sponsors - 124
Senior Section - 14
Under Classmen - 38
Faculty - 54
Sports - 76
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One of the pleasantest
in the world is
going on ajourney,
I like to go by myself
journeys signify movement and change
and they necessarily involve people.
School is the natural starting point for
many journeys, whether they be move-
ments toward knowledge, toward the
outside world or toward making friends
and finding a place among fellow stu-
People move and change in different
ways. There are field trips, such as the
English trip to see the movie "200'l", the
annual excursions to the Shelburne Mu-
seum and the biology trip to Camel's
Hump. Sports teams cover the area thor-
oughly traveling to away events, and a
number of juniors and seniors attend
classes at the Vocational Center in Mid-
dlebury each day. Students travel as far
away as France and Montreal, and stick as
close to home as a 7th period jaunt up-
street, or a price-checking trip to the local
"Senior Learning Experience Week"
was initiated this year to encourage stu-
dents in their last year to move outside
the school walls and learn through direct
experience with a new environment.
Those who participated had to plan and
finance their trip, and evaluate its success.
School is also a journey into the mind,
and thoughts wander in every direction,
dipping into knowledge, daydreams,
sleep, conversation and controversy.
Minds and bodies are somehow being
prepared for after-high school journeys,
and either consciously or unconsciously
we are moving toward new realizations,
the discovery of new friends and different
ways of life. We are looking inside and
outside of ourselves, expanding and
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Top: john Dykema, working as usual. Be-
low Middle: You don't see Patty doing
homework very often! Below Bottom:
Beth, is it really you?
makes the way
Tell us a joke, Mr. Rogers and Mr. Yarnell.
Nicolee jerry, a future housewife of Amer-
"Mommy, they're different?" says Kathy
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"Here a crutch, there a crutch." Stella Wilda-
sin moves slowly.
Don Carney runs away from the camera.
"l'll never tell," says Cindy Pidgeon.
One must move very fast
to stay in the same place.
Life is motion
Kelly Barrows stuffs his victim into the garbage can.
Edie Kneeshaw gives Laura Farley her nightly work load
Kris Wernhoff takes a mind trip.
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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he
hears a different drummer Let hlm step to the music he hears, however
Upper Left: And so ends another day at
V.U.H.S. Upper Right: Mr. Thibault's
typing class takes a word journey. Low-
er Left To Right: Lee Martel looks in on
another world. Mr. Lynk's shop class
making their first canoe. Pictured are
Ken Wrisley, Terry Derrick, Mike Vis-
Conti, David Bodette, Ricky Davis,
Mike Hallock, Bobby Glover, Tom O'-
Brien and Phil Russett. Bill Wager pre-
pares for attack while Mr. Boyce looks
on. Timmy Mott concentrates on his
As We The Class Of '75
Katherine Martha Anderson William Arthur Baldwin C9119 Bell
"Don't speak until spoken to." "Better late than never." H - 4 A A great Pl3Yef Wa5 he."
Cross-country 'l, l.V. Soccer 2, Varsity
Soccer 3-4, I.V. Basketball 1-2, Varsity
Basketball 3-4, Varsity Baseball 1-4, Var-
sity Club 2-3.
Denise Austin enjoys a moment of quiet reflection as she studies in the library.
Travel Down The Path
David Yantz, joe Bodette and Matt jerry just goofing off.
joseph Albert Bodette Michael Brace Laurie Ann Brigan
"If all you seem to have is troubles, sell "l've been through the desert on a "Friendship is like money, easier made
your Chevy and buy a Plymouth." horse with no name." than kept."
Cross Country 1-2, Wrestling 2-3-4, LV. Basketball 1-2, Varsity Basketball 3-
Wrestling Co-Captain 4, F.F.A. 1-2, Se- 4.
Of Life . . .
"Goodbye, so long, it's been fun, live
for today and hope for tomorrow."
"Smile. If you see someone without a
smile, give him yours."
l.V. Basketball 1-2, I.V. Field Hockey 2,
Varsity Basketball 3-4, Varsity Field
Hockey 3-4, Spring Production 3, lr.
Prom Comm. 3, Senior Play 4.
ludy Lynn Browe
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Kelly Bull on his way to instigate some worthy activity in another class.
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Frederick Kelly Bull
"Can I play basketball with you?"
LV. Basketball 'l-2, Varsity Basketball 3-
4, M.V.P. 3, jr. Prom Comm. 3, Travel
Kim Michael Burnham
"I want to take you higher!"
LV. Basketball 1-2, l.V. Baseball 1-2, j.V.
Soccer 1-2, Varsity Baseball 3-4, Vica 3-
Forget Not The Six Years
Cindy Carr shocked by Mr. Fitzpatrick's reprimand.
Cynthia Jane Carr
"Friendship is just a little word. It's
people who make it big."
Lunch Aide 1-3, Pep Club 2, F.F.A. 2-3,
Library Aide 3, Yearbook 2, Office Aide
Bradley Edward Bushey
"Going to be a Marine!"
Soccer 1,2,4, Wrestling 1-2, Baseball 1
VICA Vice-President 3, Varsity Basket
ball Manager 3, Student Council 4.
l Stephen Richard Casavant
I ,Face piles
lt riles them to believe
f that you perceive
the web they weave
And keep on thinking free.
Michael john Chapman
"We're gonna Boogie tonight."
l.V. Soccer 1-2, Varsity Soccer 3-4, l.V
Wrestling 1-2, 1.V. Baseball 1-2, Varsity
Baseball 3-4, Varsity Basketball 4, Se
nior Play 4.
Of Our Lives
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lay Wagner Coffey
"One should Eat to live, Not live to
LV. Soccer 1-2, Varsity Basketball Man-
ager 1-4, j.V. Baseball 1, Student Coun-
cil 1-4, Vice President 3, Class President
2, Varsity Club 2-3, National Honor So-
Shirley Beth Dibler
"Show me thy ways, O Lord, Teach me
Yearbook 1-4, lr. Prom Comm. 3, Pep
Club 3, Senior Play 4, Tutor 2.
Laureen Lee Condon
"Smile and the world smiles with you."
1.V. Field Hockey 1, Band 1-2, Stage
Band 3, Track 1, French Club 1, Teach-
er's aide 1, Human Values Day Comm.
1, Yearbook 3-4, National Honor Socie-
ty 3, Treasurer 4, U.N. Delegate, Travel-
ers to Quebec 3, Representative for
V.U.H.S. in Montpelier, Representative
for V.U.H.S. in Marble Island.
Dana Bruce Devine
"They made me do it."
LV. Soccer 1, Varsity Soccer 2-4, l.V.
Baseball 1-2, Varsity Baseball 3-4, l.V.
Wrestling 1-2, Varsity Wrestling 3-4.
Could Beth Dibler be making a move for Art Flanagan?
Michele Lyn Dickerson
"I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is
just another way of saying, 'I cannot
Class Treas. 2, One Acts 2-3, lr. Play 2,
Exchange Student 2, Ski Club 2, Human
Values Day Comm. 2, Office Aide 3, lr.
Prom Comm. 3, Model U.N. 3, Class
Treas. 4, Senior Play 4, Ski Club 4.
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Stephen Allen Dugan
"The fun has just about come to an
end, who knows what's next."
l.V. Soccer 1-2, l.V. Wrestling 1-2, l.V.
Baseball 2, Varsity Soccer 3-4.
Embedded In The Walls
Steve Dugan and Kim Nuttall discuss their future plans for welfare.
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Grace Arlene Elzinga
"And now just as you trusted Christ to
save you, trust Him too, for each day's
problems, live in vital union with Him
.. . Let your life overflow with joy and
thanksgiving for all He has done."
Band 1-3, Track 1-4, National Honor
Society 3-4, Yearbook 4, Bible Study 4.
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loanne Marie Emerson
"If with pleasure you are viewing any
work a man is doing, if you like him or
if you love him, tell him now."
l.V. Cheerleading 1, Track 1-4, Capt. 3,
Yearbook 1, Student Council 1, l.V.
Field Hockey 2, l.V. Basketball 2, Gym-
nastics 2-4, Capt. 3, Class Vice President
2, Varsity Club 3, Varsity Field Hockey
3-4, Capt. 4, Varsity Cheerleading 3,
Class President 3-4, jr. Prom Comm. 3,
jr. Prom Queen 3, National Honor So-
Of The V.U.H
Clare Marie Fagan
"That love is all there is, is all we know
l.V. Field Hockey 1-2, Varsity Field
Hockey 3-4, Student Council 1, Student
Council Secretary 3-4, Cross Country 1,
l.V. Basketball 1, Track 1-2, Office Aid
1-2, Varsity Cheerleading 3, Varsity
Club 3, Spring Production 3, Senior
Gerald Ralph Fitz-Gerald
"Open your eyes, there are places to
go, things to see, and people to meet."
Band 1-4, Stage Band 3-4, Show-Nite 1,
Travelers to France 2, l.V. Basketball 1-
2, Varsity Basketball 3-4, Human Values
Day Comm. 2, National Honor Society
3-4, l.V. and Varsity Girl's Softball Man-
ager 3-4, lr. Prom Comm. 3, Cross
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Dana Franklin's smile comes through again.
"Good things happen on a Honda!"
Varsity Soccer 1-4, l.V. Basketball 1-2,
Varsity Basketball 3-4, l.V. Baseball 1,
Varsity Baseball 2-4.
Dana Gordon Franklin
"To try, and fail, yet keep on trying, is a
far better thing than it is to sit back and
criticize those who aren't afraid to be
Cross Country 1-4, Track 1-4, Travelers
to France 2, Show-nite 1,3, Human Val-
ues Day Comm. 2, lr. Prom Comm. 3.
Forget Not The Memories
"' t 'K' Wendy Gilbert
" For I am
Art Flanagan and Paul Mailloox watch two thorns'
to see if their picture comes out.
"Dream your dreams, live your life and
carry a smile."
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Reynald Charles Godard
a rose caught between "lt's not how fast you do things, it's
how well you do them."
' Travelers to France 2, Cross Country 3-
4, Track 3-4, National Honor Society 3-
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Ray Godard lights the candle of Scholarship.
Both Good And Bad
The winter sports pep rally, led by the cheerleaders, aroused the spirit of the se
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Valerie Alice Hamel
"A smile is worth a thousand words."
What's Steve Casavant so goggly-eyed Paula Hill Suzanne Faye Hodgman
about? "ln the midst of the winter, I finally 'fi accept the fact that love is love
learned that there was in me an invinci- though I understand it not at all."
Barbara Mae lrion
"I chose the road the least traveled,
and that has made the difference."
Ski Club 2-4, Honor Society 3-4, lr.
Prom Comm. 3, Spring Production 3,
Senior Play 4.
"lt's your know-how that counts."
Chorus 1-4, Tutor 1, Yearbook 3, U.N.
Delegate 3, Spring Production 3.
Carleen Marie lackman
"lf l can not do great things, I will do
small things in a great way."
l.V. Field Hockey 1,2, Manager 3, l.V.
Basketball 1, Ski Club 1-4, Varsity Soft-
ball 1-4, Office aide 2-3, Varsity Basket-
ball 2-4, Student Council 3, Pep Club 3,
Girls State Alternate 3, Varsity Club 3-4.
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Carleen Jackman gives Steve Casavant a helping hand while Molly Whitcomb
muses at her answer.
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The Friends And Foes
Constance Ann limmo
"Uniqueness is a virtue easy to lose and '
hard to find." 3,
LV. Basketball 1, Chorus 2, Yearbook 3.
Connie limmo reads another exciting episode of MR. AND MRS. BO IO IONES.
Robert Truman Kerr Edie C. Kneeshaw Thomas Micheal Langeway
"Buy a Chevelle, buy the best, drive a "Love is the light ofthe world anda gift "Life is either a daring adventure or
mile and you'll always drive the rest." from God." nothing."
Yearbook 3, Yearbook Editor 4. F.F.A. lr. Reporter 2, F.F.A. Reporter 3,
Band 2-3, Stage Band 3-4, F.F.A. Vice-
President 4, School Represenator in
National F.F.A. Convention 4.
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Harold james Leach Steven Carlyle Little Paul Emile Mailloux
"Setagoal, then achieve it." "There ar two ways to slide easily "Never say anything that will not im
l.V. Basketball 1-2, Class Vice President through life: To believe everything or prove on silence."
1, Student Council 2, Varsity Soccer 1-4, doubt everything. Both save us from Cross Country 1-3.
Varsity Baseball 1-4, Varsity Basketball thinking."
"Women are the spice of life."
Co-Captain Skip Leach of the Vergennes soccer team, listens as ref briefs BFA cap-
tain before game at Vergennes.
Marilyn vanwyck and Diane O'Bryan discussing yearbook pictures.
Carol Ann Mitchell
"Everything has its beauty, but not ev-
eryone sees it."
Varsity Softball 1-4, l.V. Field Hockey 1,
Ski club 2-4, Office Aide 2-3.
Kimberly Kaye Nuttall
"Give the world the best you have, and
the best will come back to you."
LV. Cheerleading 1-2, Capt. 2, Human
Values Day comm. 1, Tutor 2, Show-
nite 1-3, Travelers to France 2, Travelers
to Quebec 3, Pep club 3, lr. Prom
Comm. 3, Spring Production 3, One
Acts 3, Yearbook 2-4, Senior Section
Staff 4, Varsity Cheerleading 3-4, C0-
Capt. 3, Capt. 4, Senior Play 4.
Kathy Lee Miles
"Rudeness to some, is sheer courtesy."
Student Council 1-2, j.V. Field Hockey
2, Human Values Day Comm. 2, One
Acts 2, Varsity Field Hockey 3-4, Class
Treasurer 3, Varsity Cheerleading 3-4,
Co-Captain 4, lr. Prom Comm. 3, Prom
Court 3, Spring Production 3, Varsity
Club 3, Office Aide 3, Yearbook 3,
Class Vice President 4, Senior Play 4.
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"The thing that costs least but is worth
much more is just a pleasant smile."
Math Club 1, Show-nite 1,3, Yearbook
1, l.V. Basketball 1, 1.V. Basketball Man-
ager 2, Chorus 1-4, Travelers to France
2, One Acts 2, lr. Prom Comm. 3,
Spring Production 3, Pep Club 3.
Which Mesh Together
Donald lay Palmore
"He that stays in the valley shall never
get over the hill."
Drama 1-4, Ski Club 1-4.
Carleen lackman as she receives her
Don Palmore doing what he does best , , . gazing.
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Susan Mary Plankey
"Better by far you should forget and
smile, than you should remember and
Show-nite1,3, l.V. Basketball 1-2, Track
1-2, Chorus 1, LV. Field Hockey 2, Var-
sity Field Hockey 3-4, Class Secretary 3,
Spring Production 3, Student Council
4, Senior Play 4, lr. Prom Comm. 3, lr.
Prom Court 3, Varsity Cheerleading 3-
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Peter jay Poquette
"Life is jest and all things show it
thought so once and now I know it."
l.V. Basketball 1-2, Stage Band 4.
Scott Foster Provencher
"Nature is often hidden, sometimes
overcome, seldom extinguished."
Shownite 1-2, One Acts 2-4, junior Play
2, Travelers to France 2,4, Spring pro-
duction 3-4, Student Council 3, lr.
Prom Comm. 3, Tutor 3, National Hon-
or Society 3-4, Yearbook 4, Senior Play.
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Mary Louise Ringer
"Laughter is a reflex without a pur-
l.V. Field Hockey 1-2, LV. Basketball 1,
Co Captain 2, Varsity Softball 1-4, Stu-
dent Council 1-2, Office Helper 1-2,
Varsity Field Hockey 3-4, Varsity Cheer-
leading 3, Co Captain 4, Gymnastics 3.
Scott Provencher finds the atmosphere of the hall conducive for studying.
Lory Ritchie P
"Miracles happen to only those who
believe in them."
Transferred 2, Gymnastics 3-4, Year-
book 3, Spring Production 3, Senior
Kelly Jean Russett
'fAsk me no questions and I tell you
For lf We Forget
Laurie Sue Russett Gregory Leigh Schroeder
"He who seeks will gain." "Let the light shine on those who cher-
Track 2-3. ish their education."
Nelson Gordon Sears
"lt is better to be short and shine than
to be tall and cast a shadow."
One Acts 1-4, Show-nite 1,3, French
Club 1, Travelers to France 1, Yearbook
1-4, Senior Section Editor 4, Human
Values Day Comm. 1, Spring Produc-
tion 3, Pep Club 3, Student Council 1-4,
Student Council Treasurer 4, jr. Prom
Comm. 3, Boy's State Alternate 3, Se-
nior Play 4.
"Man was created first .. . then there
Nelson Sears blows it again.
These Six Years
Lunch is good? lvan Shores isn't sure.
lean Marie Sheerin
"An act of kindness, no matter how
small, is never wasted."
Transfer Student 2, Varsity Cross Coun-
try 2, Varsity Cross Country Manager 3,
Varsity Softball 2-4, l.V. Field Hockey 2,
Basketball Manager 2, Varsity Basket-
ball 3-4, Girls' State 3, Pep Club Chair-
man 3, Yearbook 3-4, Student Council
3, Student Council President 4, Prom
Committee 3, National Honor Society
3-4, Senior Play 4.
Ivan Donald Shores
"Think of the Lord in goodness and
seek Him in simplicity of heart."
Varsity Wrestling 1-4.
"Live for today for tomorrow may nev-
Patricia loan Stoessel
"It was a long time coming, but I finally
made it. And it was worth it."
The Path Of Life
Lorraine Ann Strada
"I do not ask to comprehend life. I only
take the miracle and say: Thanks,
Transfer Student 2, l.V. Field Hockey 2-
3, Varsity Softball 2, Prom Committee 3,
National Honor Society 3-4, National
Honor Society Vice-President 4, Show
Nite 3, Spring Production 3, Yearbook
3-4, Senior Class Secretary 4, Senior
Stephen Charles Sweet
LAnd all your fortune lies beneath your
j.V. Soccer 1-2, Band 1-4, Math Team 1-
2, Travelers to France 2, Stage Band 3-4,
Show Nite 3, Ski Club 3, National Hon-
or Society 3-4.
Faster than a bouncing meatball, more powerful than a wet noodle, able to leap
oil slicks in a single bound . . . It's Wonder Woman, alias Lorraine Strada.
Jayne Iaye Swinton Lillian Gladys Thomas
"We have just enough religion to make "I never forget a face, but in your case
us hate, but not enough to make us l'Il make an exception,"
love one another." Office Aid 2-4, National Honor Society
Will Become A Tangled jungle
Alben Thomas Tisbert
"Great things happen when rnen and
Varsity Wrestling 1-4, Varsity Boys'
Cross Country 4, Boys' Track 4.
john W. Tucker, jr.
"Not many students realize how much
fun school is until they have
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"lf not learned, be observing."
FFA 1-4, Senior Play 4.
"Strike not with hands but with
Judy Browe and Tom Tisbert discuss the results of last night's wrestling match.
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"The secret of contentment isp know-
ing how to enjoy what you have, and
being able to lose all desire for things
beyond your reach."
Student Council 1,3, Human Values
Day 2, l.V. Basketball 2, Varsity Girls
Basketball 3-4, One Act Play lpromp-
terl 2, j.R. Prom Comm. 3.
Donald G. VanDeWeert
"lf you can't be first, at least make the
guy ahead of you break the record
leven if it isn't an El CaminoJ."
Varsity Wrestling 3-4, N.H.S. 4, Senior
Dave Yantz, Barry Tracy and Don VanDeWeert, our vocational students, join us for
Marilyn Van Wyck
"The man who finds life will find it
through trusting C-od."
Transfer student from Eastern Christian
High School, Band 3-4, Stage Band 3-4,
District Band 3-4, Chorus 3, Girls Soft-
ball 3, Varsity Girls Basketball 3-4, Bible
"And the meek shall inherit the Earth
lanet Anne Villeneuve
"Every Human being is intended to
have a character of his own, to be what
no others are, and to do what no other
j.V. Field Hockey 1, Varsity Girls Cross
Country 1-2, manager 4, Varsity Girls
Track 1-4, Yearbook 1-2,4, Pep Club 2,
Travelers to France 2, j.V. Cheerleading
2, lr. Prom Comm. 3, National Honor
Society 3-4, Varsity Cheerleading 3, Ski
Club 3-4, Gymnastics 4.
Malania May Whitcomb Lois Louise Wildasin
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not "School is fun, but getting out is
follow. Don't walk behind me, I may fantastic."
not lead. lust walk beside me and be Student Transfer, Health Aide 3-4, Knit-
myfriend." ting and Crocheting Club 3, VICA
Varsity Girls Cross-Country 1-3, co- Member 4.
captain 2, Varsity Girls Track 1-4, Year-
book 1-4, Chorus 1-2, Travelers to
France 2, Ir. Prom Comm. 3, Pep Club
3, National Honor Society 3-4, Treasur-
er 3, President 4.
"Strive for the best and settle for noth-
Senior Class Officers: loanne Emerson -- President, Kathy
. So Forget Not
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they keep running."
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forward, seeking the end of one
journey and looking forward to be-
ginning another. Hoping for a truly
successful junior Prom, they have
been working hard to promote var-
ious fund-raising activities, such as
food sales and movies. It is the great
spirit and earnest participation
shown by many juniors that keeps
Varsity sports vital and active. juniors
also help with Yearbook and Student
As one day moves on to the next,
so too the juniors move on toward
one more goal, the end of one jour-
ney anticipating the beginning of
junior Class Officers: Kathy Epstein - Presi-
dent, Merdy Mills - Secretary, Nancy Mc-
Nulla - Vice President, Elaine Cushman -
juniors Give Their All
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Brunet actively participate in various activities.
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Our lineup includes fancy dungarees, cute shirts,
wild turtlenecks and the latest in hair styles.
Our lr. Varsity and Varsity players strive to
maintain a high level of achievement. The Sopho-
more is envied in every hallway discussion, and
the musical talent in our class is unbelievable.
Our activity groups work steadily to uphold our
reputation, entering the fields of Yearbook,
dance committees, Wrestling Auxilary, and of
course just plain old student morale. So if you
want to become part of this look, stop a Sopho-
more and ask him how. You have no obligation,
so don't waste time!
Class Officers, Treasurer - Steve Burlock, President - Kelly
Barrows, Vice-President - Nancy Marshall, Secretary - Lori
Sophomores Strive To
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The Freshmen class has moved strongly and actively into high school life. We
have shown our energy and pep through sports and other activities. Billy Leach
even made the Varsity soccer team, a feat of which few Freshmen can boast.
For the first time, a Freshman, Laurie Laflin, holds the office of vice president of
the Student Council. Also for the first time, a small group of freshmen are
going to France in the Spring. Some of the other activities we participate in are
yearbook, French Club and photography. ln November we had Freshmen Ini-
tiation Day, where we dressed as "greasers", and slaved all day for the upper
classmen. ln the evening we were invited to the Freshmen reception. We now
feel more a part of our school.
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Bodette - Treasurer, Lauri Heath - President, Lorri Gebo
8th Graders Get It All Together
We are the eighth Graders. As you
can see, we come in wide variety.
There are talkative ones, whom no
one can keep quiet, and the quiet
ones who don't say much but just lis-
ten. There are athletes who go out
for every available sport, and there
are those of us who won't get within
ten feet of a basketball. We're mem-
bers of activities ranging from chess
to wrestling to gymnastics. We are all
over the school, making ourselves
known. We're out to make a name
for ourselves and we're doing it!
Jacqueline Mailloux and Selena Dike
watch Bill Katz's pencil-in-the-ear
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7th Grade Arrives With A Bang!
This year's 7th graders are the liveliest, most
exuberant group to reach junior High in years.
They have adjusted quickly to their new situation
and are beginning to subtly put their mark on the
school. Fun-loving, sometimes boisterous, some-
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Presidentp Greg Curler, Treasurerg Ann Pollender, Vice-
Mary Lou Husk
Robin Warren Kevin Weeks Ch.fi?I0Plj6f White
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Richard St. Onge
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Abby Pollender and Cheryl Brinkman assemble the
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Our Principal, Mr. Samuel Loughridge.
Office Secretaries, Mrs. Anita
Godard and Mrs. Marjorie
In acknowledgement of the na-
tion's economic belt-tightening,
Union District 5's administration
faces the challenge of improving
school facilities and curriculum
without over-reaching a tight bud-
get. A major concern is how to im-
plement the many repairs our 17-
year-old school building now re-
quires, at the lowest possible cost.
A major emphasis this year is to
find ways of linking the school with
the community and other outside
resources. One emerging possibility
is allowing students to find jobs for
which they earn money and also
receive school credits. Another is
using outside agencies to work with
Finally, to improve and clarify the
purposes of their course offerings,
teachers are being urged to look
closely at their objectives and to be
more conscious of the life-con-
cepts they are teaching.
Yet Aim For Qualit Education.
The Union District 5 School Board: Sitting: Mrs. Anna Husk, Mrs. Marlene Bedard, Mrs. Nancy O'Briea,-Mrs. Lillian
Birkett. Standing: Mr. Richard Casavant, Mr. Ronald Gardner, Mr. Terry Evarts.
Assistant Superintendent Mr.
Raymond Davidson and Mrs.
Lois Thurber, Secretary.
The Superintendent- Mr. David Potter.
Practicality And Humanism
Mr. W. Ganson agrees that science can be fun.
The Science Department has strengthened its movement
toward individualized classroom and project work, and to-
ward a humanistic understanding and practical application of
The second group of sophomores is now studying Project
Physics, and is demonstrating that physics can be just as suc-
cessfully mastered by sophomores as by seniors. The approach
here is interdisciplinary and humanistic, as opposed to study-
ing physics as a collection of theorems and equations. The
department hopes to made revisions of the same kind in
chemistry by allowing for more individual work, and by reviv-
ing some of chemistry's practical aspects.
The three-year sequence of ISCS courses in junior high is
now being evaluated, and seems to be a great improvement
over previous efforts. These courses have stressed individual-
ized learning rates, and fundamental ideas in the physical sci-
ences. The one area slated to receive the most serious study
this year will be individual student projects, which, ideally, will
provide the student with an opportunity to explore areas of
his own interest and obtain credit and recognition for that
Wayne Ganson, Department Chairman, Ron McKinnon, Earl Weeks! R0bef1MCNama'a and Mike Burke'
English Means Communication,
The English department this year continued its focus on the
basic skills of communication as well as familiarizing all students
with our rich literary heritage.
The primary instrument for measuring each students's progress
in the basic skills of communication is the National Cooperative
English test which is given to all students at the end of each year.
During the year teachers work with their students to improve in
these skills through myriad assignments in VOICE and SCOPE
magazines, textbooks, workbooks, individualized instruction with
ACE kits and teacher-constructed assignments.
ln addition to the customary reading assignments in literature,
students in English were offered a wide variety of literature-relat-
ed experiences outside the classroom. Students were offered trips
to UVM to participate in oral reading workshops and festivals and
to Middlebury to see plays such as "Man of LaMancha" and
"West Side Story". An innovation in course offerings was a histo-
ry-literature-art course taught by Mr. Rodgers and Mr. Yarnell.
Mrs. Crocker was the moving force in organizing the popular
Human Values afternoons which offered students a variety of dif-
ferent and exciting experiences.
New to the English faculty this year are Mrs. Mary lane DiPiero
teaching 9th grade English and Ms. Nancy Cornell teaching 10th
grade English and the popular Media course.
Mr. johnson reads to his College Comp class
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Social Studies Curriculum Involves
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Artemas Ward, Department Chairman, Pam Cox, Barry Aldinger, Charles Usher and john Yarnell.
The Social Studies curriculum offered students a
wide variety of courses and course-related experi-
ences. Mr. Usher's 7th grade World Geography and
World Cultures classes studied coins and mythology,
and spent a day in the Fall hiking the Long Trail. The
8th grade dealt with ecological problems as well as
the American Revolution, the Civil War and World
Mr. Aldinger's American Political Behavior classes
enjoyed many fine films and participated in "Opera-
tion Shadow", a project in which 9th graders ex-
plored various career opportunities by visiting busi-
nesses in the community. Mr. Yarnell's World Histo-
ry classes used a wide range of materials to trace the
progress of civilization from pre-Biblical to modern
times. This year's American Civilization classes,
taught by Mr. Yarnell, Mr. Aldinger and Mr. Ward,
traveled to the Shelburn Museum in the Fall, and
their studies included such subjects as the American
Dream, American Technology and the Civil War.
Mr. Ward also offered a course in Psychology and
Child Development, and one in Sociology and
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Wide Variety Of Topics
Mrs. Cox lectures her 8th grade class.
Mr. Yarnell, a work of art himself, is shown teaching Histo-
ry through Art.
Mr. Aldinger presents Governor Salmon to his freshman Mr. Usher always keeps one eye on his class.
Math Combines Practice With Theory:
A familiar sight in area supermarkets this fall was
the notebook-toting math student, moving method-
ically up and down aisles, jotting down prices of var-
ious brands in competitive stores. In addition to
their comparison shopping excursions, the Life Serv-
ice Mathematics students had contact with several
community members, such as representatives of
Chittenden Trust who spoke about some of the
available services in the area.
Nine seniors were involved this year with Indiana
University's Advanced Placement Mathematics pro-
gram, and were registered for a semester of college
credit in calculus. They will receive high school
graduation credits on the basis of successful comple-
tion of the indiana course.
The junior High program became more indivi-
dualized than ever, and in several mathematics class-
es students began working in laboratories similiar in
concept to a science lab.
Mr. Barlow works with Lori Smith on her individualized math
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Mrs. Burke helps Sue Wilson and Selena Dike with their math
Ms. Kulig intently watches her class. Mr. Crown catches a glimpse of his ghost, Casper.
,Art, Music And Languages Help
Communication is basic to successful and happy living.
We obviously communicate through language, and less
directly, but also significantly, we speak through art and
Students who study a foreign language are increasing
their ability to communicate by learning the language of
the people of another nation and culture. The first stage of
this new experience requires concentration on listening
and repeating in order to understand and be understood.
With additional experience a whole new world opens up,
and as students advance they begin to appreciate the liter-
ature, art and drama of this new language.
With this in mind the French students have traveled to
nearby Montreal to see a city of two languages. An excur-
sion to Dartmouth College enabled French IV and V stu-
dents to enjoy an Ionesco play performed by the touring
"Treteau de Paris", and they were able to see a student-
produced French play at Middlebury College. The French
Club has sponsored a series of luncheons and caroling at
Christmas, and as this book goes to press, plans are devel-
oping for a Spring visit either to France or to French-
The school's German students are planning a week's
camping trip to Pennsylvania Dutch country in the Spring,
in another effort to widen foreign language experience to
more than tape recorders and text books.
The art classes teach students to express themselves crea-
tively through oil painting, molding pottery, making can-
dles, and jewelry and lapidary work.
Music, one of the more pleasant forms of communica-
tion, now has a more secure place in the curriculum. junior
and Senior High bands and the chorus meet five days a
week instead of during activity periods, and consequently
are doing outstanding work. The year's performances in-
clude an exchange band concert with Mt. Abe, a Christmas
concert, district and state music festivals, a musical comedy
and the Spring concert.
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low band members during a break i t e rehe sal. lRightl
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Mr. Wheeler concentrates on leading Vergennes and Mt. Abe musi
clans during a well-received exchange concert.
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Special Services balance the regular curriculum by providing a number of vital aids and alternatives. These services include the
Library, Reading Lab, Self-Contained Classroom, the Nurse's Office, Home Economics Department, Driver's Education and Business
courses. Without them the spectrum would be narrower and the opportunities for a well-rounded education would be lessened.
Mrs. Lynk and Mrs. Fulmer supervise the Reading Lab, and by emphasizing basic communications skills they give a necessary
boost to many students.
Ms. Phillips, our librarian, is new this year and has introduced several innovations into the normally staid library atmosphere. Fri-
days are now set aside as research days and students working on class projects and papers can get special help.
Mrs. Oxholm teaches the Self-Contained Classroom, and here a group of 7th graders studies English, math, science and social
studies. They work both individually and in groups.
Mrs. Cody runs the Nurse's Office and tends to all of our wounds and ills. Her door is always open.
Miss Hotchkiss is in full charge of the Home Economics Department. She teaches Living Arts, Consumer Education and other
courses having to do with managing a home and family in today's complicated world.
Mr. Guyette's domain is the driver's education car where he instructs aspiring young license holders in the intricacies of Vermont
driving. Mr. Thibault teaches typing and business skills to those not attending Addison County's Vocational School.
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More Special Contributions
Look out, here I come," says Mr. Guyette.
"l've told you a thousand times, you have to turn the typewriter
on first!" says Mr. Thibault to Kathy Highter.
"That wasn't funny," says Mrs. Allo to Kevin Weeks and Terry
New Units Spark Phys Ed Program
Kelly Brinkman reaches new heights in gym class.
Mrs. Angier smiles after a hard day at the gymnasium?
The Physical Education De-
partment, in an effort to place
more emphasis on individual
sports which can be developed
and enjoyed beyond high
school, began this year with 4-
week sessions in swimming and
tennis. These co-educational
units, as well as cross country
skiing in winter, were enthu-
siastically received by V.U.H.S.
The skill and cooperation
gained from team sports were
developed through volley ball,
basketball, girls and boys soc-
cer, softball, field hockey,
gymnastics and wrestling.
Learning the fundamentals of
these games gave students
some training for participation
on the school's competitive
The girls' physical education
classes were directed by Mrs.
Cherie Angier and the boys
were taught by Mr. Bill
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Students Use Hands And Minds In Sho
There are two parts to the shop area of our
school, industrial arts and vocational agricul-
In Industrial Arts Mr. Boyce and Mr. Lynk
are interested in teaching the skills involved in
using both hand and power tools properly and
for the right job. The students develop these
skills by building projects of their own choice.
In Vocational Agriculture Mr. Boyce teaches
the skills needed by students to further their
education in Vo-Ag at the vocational center.
The vocational courses include two years.
The first year students learn plant and soil sci-
ence and animal science. The second year stu-
dents learn shop skills such as welding, small
engine work, electricity, safe tractor operation,
woodworking, and hot and cold metal work.
Both years students work on community
leadership activities such as parlimentary pro-
cedure and public speaking. They also work
with the Vergennes Garden Club in getting
ready for various seasons in the city, such as
putting up Christmas decorations or planting
Mr. Boyce shows David Rose and
David Marshall how to weld.
Control Center For Student Curriculum
Ms. Hoinkes looks up from her daily guidance duties.
Mr. Burke phones
a prospective stu-
The Guidance Department is a very impor-
tant part of our school. We have a new guid-
ance counselor this year, Ms. Hoinkes, who is
primarily concerned with grades 7-10. She and
Mr. Burke help students with schedule prob-
lems, give tests, and get our report cards out.
Ms. Hoinkes talks with each seventh grader
individually and acquaints them with the guid-
ance office. Mr. Burke arranges for students to
meet with college and armed forces represent-
atives. Both Mr. Burke and Ms. Hoinkes coun-
cil students with regard to their home and
school problems. The guidance office is there
for any problem a student might have.
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With a lot of grace the girls
bring you the greatest meals
you've ever had, especially con-
sidering the money you pay. Our
cooks work from sun up to sun
down, producing sensational sal-
ads and great goulash. And of
course let's not forget their
mighty meatloaf! With a delight-
ful smile Mrs. Mack receives your
tokens of thanks, so don't forget
to say "hello" when you go
through the line, and "thank you"
when receiving your daily ration
of V.U.H.S. lunch.
Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Clifford and Mrs. lewel cook some tantalizing dish for lunch
Mrs. Thiess, Mrs. Litch and Mrs. Baldwin wash up after lunch.
As They Face Their jobs.
Mr. Kipp and Mr. Hall confronting one of the boilers.
Our night janitors, Mr. Gaines, Mrs. Murray and Mr. Munnet, about to embark
on their duties.
With brooms in hand, our janitors
make a clean sweep of every custodial
problem. They respond to all requests,
whether it involves turning on the
heat, fixing a broken desk, or sweeping
the cafeteria. On a very basic level,
they're the ones who keep the school
together, and their devotion is an ex-
amplefor everyoneto follow.
Dedicated to getting up early and
braving all kinds of weather are the
drivers of our 72-passenger buses.
Twice a day they follow their routes
through Panton, Ferrisburg and Addi-
son, as well as making a trip to Middle-
bury and back to the vocational school,
and ferrying students on various athlet-
ic and field trips.
The bus drivers - Mr. Kasupski, Mrs. Swenor, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Gault, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Barrows and
Mr. Fisher. Dave Barrows is not pictured.
Varsity Has Tough Season
Varsity Basketball team: Kneeling - A. Flanagan, M. Gebo, S. Leach, K. Bull, C.. Bell. Standing - Coach Aldinger, M. Chapman, D.
Essex, K. Wernhoff, R. Fitz-Gerald, 1. Tynan K. Epstein.
Team captains Skip Leach and Kelly Bull.
Mike Brace flies into the air to retrieve the ball.
Ralph Fitz-Gerald leaps for the rebound in Vergennes-Milton game.
The Boys' Varsity Basketball team ended their season
with a discouraging 6-14 record. The leading scorers were
Kelly Bull with 277 points, Gene Bell with 160, Skip Leach
with 154, Ralph Fitz-C-erald with 106 and Kris Wernhoff
with 99. Through graduation the team will lose Art Flana-
gan, Skip Leach, Kelly Bull, Gene Bell, Mike Chapman and
Sophomore, Ken Epstein, aided the varsity in 5 games,
scoring 20 points.
Varsity Girls Boast11-5 Record
30 Mt. Abraham 21
24 Mt. Abraham 28
37 Enosburg 24
48 Enosburg 28
42 ' Middlebury 35
44 , Middlebury 45
38 Mt. Mansfield 30
38 Mt. Mansfield 36
28 Winooski 44
23 Winooski 53
48 Milton 57
50 Milton 45
lean Sherrin receiving a pass from Nancy McNulla during Enosburg game. 44 Fairfax 38
52 Richford 48
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The Girls' Varsity Basketball team ended their 1975 season with an 11-5 winfloss record, but lost their
first tournament game by 2 points,to Middlebury. Their good, aggressive performance in this final game
provided a satisfying Qose to the season. The girls' most accomplished win was the 50-45 victory against
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Sheering. Marilyn VanWyck was the team's leading scorer with 166 points, followed by Luanne Ringer
with 144, Patty Sheerin with 113, and Laura Charbonneau with 105. Luanne Ringer was the only sopho-
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man, L. Ringer, W. Elzinga, B. Gardner, M. VanWyck, K. Epstein, P. Sheerin, Manager K. Epstein.
JV Boys Pull Gut With A 11 9 Record
junior Varsity Basketball team: Front Row- B. Leach,T. McClay B Poquette M Plankey S Burlock K Flynn I Abalr K Barrows
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The Boys' l.V. Basketball team experienced a
difficult season, ending with an overall record
of 11-9. Leading scorer for the team was Ken
Epstein with 308 points. Other high scorers
were Steve Burlock with 247 and Neal Van-
Wyck with 119.
The season began with two losses to Moriah,
and the boys' most pleasing victory was against
Middlebury. ln this game, Ken Epstein picked
up a loose ball to score the winning 2 points,
the final score being 60-58.
Freshman Bill Leach started for the l.V. team,
and scored 216 points.
l.V. Has Outstanding Season
l.V. Basketball team: Back Row - Mgr. K. Dickerson, L. Mills D Villeneuve C Yandow C
Guyette. Kneeling - L. Gebo, S. Burlock, P. Provost, C. Provost D Dr nne
37 Mt. Abraham 30
28 Mt. Abraham 15
12 Middlebury 8
17 Middlebury 11
27 Enosburg 29
22 Enosburg 18
25 Mt. Mansfield 13
35 Mt. Mansfield 20
27 Winooski 14
30 Milton 14
28 B.F.A. 10
25 Richford 21
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The junior Varsity Girls' Basketball team had an
outstanding season, with 15 wins and only one
loss. This defeat was to Enosburg by 2 points on
their court, and the Vergennes girls retaliated lat-
er in the season by beating Enosburg 22-18.
Leading scorers were Nancy Marshall with 117
points, Pam Provost with 86, Cindy Cooke with 82,
Diane Villeneuve with 51 and Cindy Provost with
44. The team was coached by Roland Guyette and
Ms. Mary Ann Kulig.
Varsity Soccer Comes On Strong
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son and finished with a 2-9-2 record.
Freshman Bill Leach was the team's leading scorer. Dana Divine, Art Flanagan, Gene Bell, Steve Dugan
Mike Chapman, Skip Leach, and Chris Brooks played their last high school game.
Front: B. Leach, S. Leach, A. Miller, M. Chapman, D. Devine, S. Dugan, G. Bell, N. Martinec, L. Mayer. Back: Coach Charles Usher
A. Flanagan, M. Adams, T. Clark. Back: L. Lowery, M. Gebo, K. Barrows, K. Bannister, D. Muniz, B. Hall- Manager, 1. Emerson.
l.V. Never Loses Spirit
Kneeling: Mike Roberts, Terry Brace. Front: Tim Mott, Mike Plankey, Bill Poquette, Daryll Fulford, Dave Bannister. Back: Sean Kil
bride, Greg Sleeper, Phil Russet, Chris Campbell, Pierre Angier, Mark Sleeper, Kevin Flynn, Coach Yarnell.
lr. Varsity this year had a hard season ending with a 3-
10-0 record. The boys this year worked hard to keep the
school spirit. Overall Daryll Fulford was the leading scorer
for the team.
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before a game.
Team Has Unfortunate But Spirited Season
The Varsity Field Hockey team,
this year coached by Cherie Angier,
hit a streak of bad luck. They had
three wins, seven losses and one tie,
but their spirit was always up.
The field hockey season was high-
lighted by a visit from lean Dewars, a
coach from Scotland, who was tour-
ing the United States, and coaching
field hockey teams from various
schools. The girls picked up a num-
ber of important pointers which
they hope to capitalize on next year.
This year three juniors, Elaine
Cushman, Nancy McNulla and jenny
Broughton moved up to become
Varsity players, and made a valuable
contribution to the team.
1. Emerson, 1. Broughton, K. Epstein. Second Row: S. Plankey, K. Miles, C.
N. McNulla, 1. Marshall lmgr.l.
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l.V. Field Hockey Team for 1974 ends season with 0-2-3 record. Front: Lisa Ouelette, Kim Smith, Lori Danyow.
Meredith Mills, Karen McDermott, lanie McEvilla. ck: Coa
ch Cherie Angier, Ruth Fitzgerald, Lisa Mills, Barbara
Martinec, Karen Epstein, Tammy Barrows, Lori Adams, Cheryl Aunchman iMgr.l Jeb Rossiter Assistant Coach,
Not Pictured: Marie Polchies.
Lori Danyow, lane McEvilla and Ruth Fitzgerald wait
eagerly for the ball, ready to jump into action.
j.V. Girls Keep
Through It All!!!
This year's j.V. team went through a lot of ups
and downs but somehow managed to come out
smiling. Their overall record was 0-2-3. There
were nine new players on the team this year who
had never played field hockey before. The girls
worked learning a lot of the fundamentals and
you could see later in the season that they had
Home 4th Place In States
Ken Epstein congratulates Steve Burlock on his first place win at the quad
eet between Missisquoi, Otter Valley, Rice, 8: Vergennes.
Front: T. O'Brien, B. Vincent, R. Yantz, S. Burlock, S. Farnsworth, 1. Kerr, L. Senesac, R. Blacklock, P. Leach, R. Godard, 1. Tisbert,
Coach Crown. Back: T. Tisbert, K. Epstein, B. Smith, R. Fitzgerald, D. Franklin, K. Wernhoff, M. Flemming, I. Birkett. Not Pictured: P.
Tynan, I. Abair.
The Boy's Cross Country team had a great season. Hard work and
practice paid off, and the boys brought home a 14 win, 4 loss record,
giving Coach Merle Crown over 200 career victories as a Cross Country
The team went on to place 5th in the Champlain Valley League, 3rd
in the Green Mountain League, and 4th in the State meet. Steve Bur-
lock proved to be a particularly valuable asset, consistently taking first
Vermont State Meet
9th Steve Burlock
25th Randy Yantz
28th Dana Franklin
33rd Ralph Fitzgerald
35th Paul Leach
40th Ray Godard
42nd john Tisbert
Girls Have An Impressive Season
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Pam Provost, Laurie Allo. Standing: janet Villeneuve lmgr.i, Cindy Yantz, Lu-
Anne Ringer, Dianne Villeneuve, Cindy Cooke, Nancy Marshall, Coach Bar-
tlett. Not Pictured: Fran Senesac, Pat Sheerinj, Darlene Whitcomb, Betsy
Adams, Diana Booth, Lisa Laflin, Kelly McKinnon, Abby Pollender, Anne Pol-
lender, Lynn Ritchie, Diane Rittwage, Beth Torry.
The Girl's Cross Country team had a very impressive season, with
twelve wins and seven losses. The girls ran their best race of the season
against Montpelier, winning 35 to 20. In this meet Cindy Cooke placed
first, Cindy Yantz 2nd, Cindy Provost 4th, LuAnne Ringer 5th and Pam
The dedicated Vergennes runners did their part to break in the new
cross country course, and could be seen most evenings, working to
better their times. Their efforts gave them a 3rd place in the Champlain
Valley League meet, a 3rd in the Green Mountain League meet and a
7th place in the Vermont State Meet.
And they're offll
arsity Wrestlers Win 2nd In States
The Varsity Wrestling team capped a successful 15-
5 season's record with a second place win in the
state tournament. loe Bodette placed first in the 98
lb. class, Mike Kittredge was 2nd in the 119 lb. class,
and David Kittredge placed 2nd in the UNL weight
class. David lost with only seconds left in the match.
These three wrestlers competed in the New England
matches, held this year in Massachusetts.
The team will lose four strong senior wrestlers -
loe Bodette, Dana Devine, Tom Tisbert and Matt ler-
ry - but hopefully they will have good replace-
ments from thel.V. team.
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Kneeling - joe Bodette, Greg Sleeper, Dennis Gendreau, Mike Kittredge, Nick Martinec, Dana Devine. Standing - David Kit
tredge, Matt lerry, Phil Russett, Tom Tisbert, jacques Litch, Bob Belanus and Coach McNamara.
.V. Wrestlers Have A Fine Season
l.V. Wrestlers: Kneeling - Daryll Fulford, Terry Brace, Brian Kayhart, Mike Roberts, Tom Bodette and Scott lackson. Standing
john Tisbert, Art Miller, Randy Provencher, Randy Jerome, Pat tynan, Tom O'Brien and Coach leff Minns.
john Tisbert is the victor.
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Fair Haven 49-12 30- 9
Missisquoi . 24- 0 21-12
Mt. Abraham 21-24 47-19
Harwood 13- 3 22-12
B.F.A. 26-35 21-43
Middlebury ' 26-42 48-18
C.V.U. 36- 0 50-19
The l.V. team finished the season with an excel
lent 13-4 record. Sixteen wrestlers participated in
the Western Regional Tournament, and three of
these boys, P. Angier, D. Carney and P. Tynan,
made the semi-finals, taking 3rd, Of the six who
went to the finals, Terry Brace, Chris Campbell,
jacques Litch and Phil Russett placed 2nd. Tom
Lefebvre and john Tisbert also finished with ex-
cellent matches. Top l.V.'s wrestled at the Varsity
State Meet at Essex and john Tisbert became state
champion, winning his match 4-2. Tom Lefebvre
was the runner-up in the 105 wt. class.
Wrestling Aux. Keeps The Spirit
Wrestling Auxilary: Marie Polchies, Lorri Field, leannine Litch, Barb Martinec, Lori Davis and Lisa Ouellette.
The Wrestling Auxilary cheers the team to victory.
Wrestling Aux. Captain, Barb Martinec.
This year's Wrestling Auxilary contained six very
energetic girls. These girls attended each match with
enough oranges and spirit to keep both Varsity and
l.V. wrestlers going strong. At home meets they kept
the scores posted on the chalk board, and through-
out the season they helped keep up the team spirit,
even when things looked bad for Vergennes.
C-ymnasts Grow In Skill And Courage
Gymnastics team: Front Row - Lori Kerr, janet Villeneuve, Lori Danyow. Back Row - Mary jane Adams, Dani Fulfordjjayne Mc-
Evilla, jody McEvilla, jenny Emerson, jocelyn Charbonneau, Lori Adams. Not pictured: Mary Ann Gendreau and Merdi Mills.
Dani Fulford gracefully finishes her routine on the beam.
The Gymnastics team is one of the school's
youngest competitive teams, this being only its
second year. Consequently, there are many fresh-
men and sophomores participating, and the im-
provement from the beginning of the season was
tremendous. The gymnasts competed in about 16
meets, and early in january their scores averaged
about 26. By the final meets in March, the team
score had climbed to 60.
With the help of Coach Cheri Angier, the girls
jayne McEvilla performs her floor exercise for thejudges. worked out their Own I'0utll'1ES on the beam, floor
and uneven bars, and learned various vaults for
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lt's fun - but also work
The Varsity Cheerleading squad
worked hard to prepare and energetically
perform their routines during the 4-
month-long basketball season. Under the
leadership of Kim Nuttal, Captain, the
i four juniors and 3 seniors on the squad
made sure the gym was constantly rever-
Shalom Bake' berating with cheers, as well as bouncing
The junior Varsity Cheerleaders also had a lot of spirit, and this
group consisted of four freshmen and two sophomores. Phyllis Lowry
was Captain and Laurie Laflin Co-Captain. The girls began working on
jumps, chants and techniques in October, and they perfected about
thirteen floor cheers and numerous bench cheers to help the l.V. on to
Both squads traveled with the boys, from Mt. Abraham to Richford,
and with nine home games, the townspeople had ample chance to see
the girls in action. Mrs. Fran Allo served as advisor to the cheerleaders.
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'ia Coffey, N. Sears, A. Duany and P. Leach.
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' The Pep Club committee makes a gallant effort to boost school spirit.
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about "greasers", while Lori Danyow stoops to tie a
Dean Muniz washes an unusual car, to raise money for Council activities handy shoe.
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Members of the Student Council sold "Vergennes" sweaters in the fall.
Clubs Encourage Students To
French Club members. Standing: T. Ansell, P. Schroeder, D. Rittwage, K. Cole, K. Jerome, L. Mills, B. Sisters, I. Pollender, I. Gaines
and Mrs. Crocker, advisor. Sitting: R. FitzGerald, R. Warren, L. Turpin and C. Yandow.
Two activities which continued to meet this
year were French Club and Chess Club. The
French Club sponsored a trip to Montreal in
November and enjoyed touring a wax museum
and St. loseph's Shrine, and had lunch at Le
Crepe Bretagne. At Christmas they learned
French carols and entertained the community
on a caroling outing.
The Chess Club gave 21 students a chance to
exercise their problem-solving capacities by
holding matches during activity periods. The
elected officers were Ted Murin - president,
joe Gaines - vice-president, Mark Wilson -
treasurer and Charles Bemis - secretary.
Chess Club members. 3rd Row: I. Polchies, M. Wilson, 1.
Pollender, S. Tucker, S. Wilbur, I. Gaines, K. Haggett, C.
Bemis, T. Murin, D. Bannister, S. Barrows, and Mr. Mc-
Kinnon, advisor. 2nd Row: 1. Roberts, 1. Glover, D. Fulford
and T. Yandow. Sitting: W. Reed and I. O'Brien. Not pic-
tures: K. Bannister.
Broaden Their Experience
Travel Club members. Standing: Mrs. Crocker, D. Whitcomb, C. Hughes, D.
Villeneuve, L. Potter, K. Pollender, D. Miller and Mrs. Norton. Kneeling: B.
Austin, 1. Pollender, C. Yandow, I. Emerson, S. Burlock. Not pictured: R.
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Ski Club members. N. Sears, K. Epstein, S. Wilson, T. Clark, F. Senesac, D. Palmore, I. Pol-
chies, B. Hall, B. Mitchell, K. Dickerson, M. Wilson, K. Bannister, T. Hitt and S. Kilbride.
Ruth FitzGerald and Kate Pollender discuss the high
price of going to Paris.
Both the Ski and Travel
Clubs emphasized move-
ment from one place to an-
other, the difference being
the distances involved. The
Travel Club worked to fi-
nance a spring tripto France,
holding countless dime-a-
dip suppers, food sales and a
telephone directory sale.
Sponsored by Mrs. Crocker
and Mrs. Norton, the group
planned a two-week visit to
Paris and the chalet region
The Ski Club got off the
ground slowly due to poor
snow conditions and little
interest, although consider-
able interest in cross-coun-
try skiing has grown out of
the physical education
classes. The club sponsored
Saturday trips to Snowball
ski area and sold concessions
at sports events to finance an
F.F.A. Serves The Communit
F.F.A. members. First Row: 1. Barry, R. lerome, B. Many, I. Breur, R. Condon, M. Husk, T. Bodette, M. jerry, K. Flynn, I. Abair, I.
Clark, H. Dykema, B. Dam, S. Delphia. Second Row: Advisor H. Boyce, R. Brunet, P. Wildasin, R. Dessuralt, 1. Guillemette, I. Tatro, P.
lewell, L. Kandzior, T. Langeway, I. Bull, 1. Kipp, F. Miller, H. DeGraaf, D. Miner and P. Curler.
The Future Farmers of
America is a group of boys
who are taking vocational
courses either here at Ver-
gennes or at the Vocational
Center in Middlebury. They
work with the local garden
club to beautify the city, and
earn money by roto-tilling
people's gardens in the
spring and snow plowing in
winter. The tractor the
group purchased 5 years ago
was paid offthis year.
Popular F.F.A. activities
are the carnivals held with
the Middlebury and Mt. Abe
F.F.A. groups at which stu-
dents compete in such areas
as tractor skills, chopping
wood and basketball.
F.F.A. Officers: H. Boyce - Advisor, lohn Kipp - treasurer, Frank Miller - reporter, Tom
Langeway - president, john Bull- vice-president, Harold Degraaf - secretary, and Peter Cur-
ler - sentinel.
Vocational Center Trains For jobs
Mary Ringer and Laurie Brigan study bookkeeping.
Mary lane Adams, Crysta Shepard, Diane Schroeder and Jody Charbon-
neau wait for the bus in front of the Vocational Center.
This year the Addison County Vocational
Center has become an increasingly impor-
tant part of V.U.H.S. Seventy-five students
now go to Middlebury each school day for a
wide variety of learning experiences. The
courses range from Child Care Aid to Office
Machine Repair, and from Health Occupa-
tions to Building Trades. Most of the stu-
dents are involved in only one program, but
some take two courses. The Vocational Cen-
ter rounds out the curriculum of the school
and supplies a very much needed service to
Mike Chapman, Kim Burnham, and Steve Senesac
"rest" between classes.
Honor Society Rewards Top
Honor Society induction was held this
year the day before Thanksgiving vacation,
and the inductees and their parents were
entertained at a reception after the ceremo-
ny. The most exciting happening at the cere-
mony was the lighting of Lorraine Strada's
hair along with the traditional candle light-
The group supported an Indian girl as a
service project and had several fund-raising
activities to contribute to this cause.
Laureen Condon lights the candle of scholarship.
Honor Society members. Sitting: S. Sweet, B. Irion, L. Condon, Mrs. Crocker, L. Strada, M. Whitcomb and M. jerry. Standing: 1.
Sheerin, R. Godard, R. FitzGerald, l. Coffey, G. Elzinga, S. Provencher, D. O'Brien, I. Villeneuve, I. Emerson and S. Hodgman.
Whether in the library, the front office or the
nurse's office, the school aides provide a valu-
able service to teachers and students. They do
much day-to-day "busy work", and in the pro-
cess gain experiences and responsibilities
which contribute to their own growth. These
students, who give of their time without pay or
special recognition, deserve a word of thanks
Aides Help Gut ith
Kay Husk and Kim Smith look up from their morning duties.
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Office aides: W. Campbell, A. Tracy, K. Husk, L. Thomas, K. Oxholm, A. Duany, 1. Tatro and K. Smith.
Dolly Coyle, Rose
chins and David
Nurse's Aides: C. Fagan, S. Parot, D. Roberts, L. Menard, D. Schroeder, H. Franklin.
ue their literary inter-
Library Aides: L. Ryan, M. LaLumiere, K. Oxholm, D. Claflin, M. Rivait
and M. Badore.
Seniors Amuse Audience With
Tully Bascomb iSoctt Provencherl, and Duchess Gloriana XII
, , Barry Tracy, Don VanDeWeert, Matt 1erry,and Steve Dugan,
iClare Fagani make plans for their wedding.
Meeting of Gloriana's Court- Kathy Miles, Matt lerry, Steve Casavant, Steve Dugan, joe Bodette, Barry Tracy, Nelson Sears, Don
VanDeWeert, Scott Provencher, Clare Fagan, Mike Chapman, Don Palmore and lean Sheerin.
"The Mouse That Roared"
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in by S 'Tw' The. Seniors entertained the school and
Q' gh community in February with a two-act comedy,
"The Mouse That Roared". The cast included
Clare Fagan, Nelson Sears, Don Palmore, Scott
Provencher, Michelle Dickerson, Steve Dugan,
g., Mike Chapman, Sue Plankey, Joanne Emerson,
Steve Casavant, loe Bodette, Kathy Miles, Lory
Ritchie, Mark Gebo, Barry Tracy, Don Van-
DeWeert, Skip Stanley, Matt jerry, Kim Nuttal,
ludy Browe, Lorraine Strada, Beth Dibler, Di-
ane O'Bryan, jean Sheerin and Barb Irion.
lay Rogers directed the play with the assist-
ance of Nancy Cornell. Pete Tucker helped
backstage with lights and props, and the cos-
tumes were borrowed from Middlebury Col-
lege's Drama Department. Many of the seniors
in the cast have been the' backbone of past
school productions, and their efforts were
again a success.
the mighty Grand Fenwick army, wait for their cue backstage.
MYS- BaSCOmb llean Sheerinl, Sec. of State tMike Chaprnanl, and Mr. Ioe Bodette as Prof. Kokintz, worries about the safety of his
Benton fDon Palmorel, walt expectantly for Gloriana's fClare Faganl bomb,
Yearbook Emerges Graduall ,
Yearbook members. 1st Row: L. Menard, I. Barry, N. Sears, K. Nuttall, 1. Villeneuve, L. Strada, L. Condon, L. jackson and Mrs. DiPiero, advi-
sor. 2nd Row: L. Miller, T. Ansell, B. Gardner, L. Little, R. Heath, D. Rittwage, 1. Mailloux, A. Pidgeon. 3rd Row: P. Elzinga, W. Elzinga, K.
Cole, L. Aunchman, L. Farley, K. Oxholm, C. Pidgeon, and E. Kneeshaw. 4th Row: 1. Bodette, L. Ritchie, K. Dickerson, K. Royce, K. Mc-
Dermott, A. Tracy, M. LaLumiere, 1. Marsh, S. Burlock and D. Miller.
Yearbook section heads: 1st Row: C. Pidgeon - activities, B. Gardner - junior section and
asst. editor, K. Royce - faculty section. 2nd Row: A. Tracy -activities, S. Burlock and I.
Bodette - sports, D. Rittwage -junior high section.
This year's yearbook staff has
been really busy, with never a dull
moment or a lack of something to
do. Each member has some re-
sponsibility, whether it be making
lay-outs, taking photographs,
writing copy, typing, doing art
work or proof reading. Only a
staff member realizes how much
work is involved - the hours of
work after school, the many con-
sultations with advisors and pho-
tographers, the rush sessions to
meet a deadline. The staff hopes
the 1974-75 yearbook has cap-
tured the special moments which
everyone will want to remember.
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Laureen Cond Busnness
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Students Have Activity Choice
juniors planning for their prom.
janet Villeneuve and Diane O'Brien
painting their blocks above the se-
Aside from the school's
officially registered clubs,
students could participate in
other special activities once
a week during activity peri-
od. Mr. johnson ran the
photography club, and
taught students to take pho-
tographs and then develop
and print them. Mr. Mc-
Namara sponsored a guitar
club. Other activities which
met at some time during the
year were "Cooking With
Apples", a knitting and cro-
cheting club, Bible study, art
club and the junior prom
A somewhat less official
activity was invented by the
seniors when they received
permission to paint the walls
above their lockers. The
space was divided into indi-
vidual blocks , and the re-
sulting poster-like designs
made their hall the most
enviable spot in school.
Above - Knitting and crocheting, without mistakes?! Below - What's Michelle Dickerson
painting -the wall or Carol Mitchell?
Winter Carnival Proves Amusing
juniors Laura and lody Charbonneau soundly defeat seniors Dana Franklin and Ray Godard in the three-legged race.
Artie Miller steers lohn Tisbert
in the wheelbarrow race. Lori Field get off to a jolly start.
Students pause from snow sculpturing in front of the school.
Sophomores Luanne Ringer and Seniors defeated juniors in a rousing volleyball game.
Winter Carnival this year was very eventful,
beginning February 10th during activity period
with class competitions in the three-legged and
wheelbarrow races, basketball and tug-o-war.
Throughout the week students were involved
in other matches, such as field hockey, ping-
pong, wrestling, wrist wrestling, table hockey,
volleyball, gymnastics, chess, ice hockey, races
and football. And of course there was the an-
nual judging of snow sculptures.
A new event this year to determine the Win-
ter Carnival King was Friday's "hush day." All
the girls wore tags with their names on them
and weren't allowed to talk between classes. If
a boy could get a girl to talk, he was entitled to
her tag. The boy with the most tags, loe Bod-
ette, was crowned King at the Winter Carnival
dance February 14.
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Arthur Healy, well-known artist,
talks of the area's history and
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riculum for several years, and were initiated with the idea
of broadening students' experience in specific areas. This
year's Human Values afternoon, held in November and
organized by Mrs. Maida Crocker, was entitled "Vermont
After a general presentation in the auditorium, and a
slide show of the bicentennial committee's plans for reviv-
ing Vermont's 1867 transportation system for next year's
celebeation, students attended smaller sessions of their
own choice. There were 21 different sections available, and
they covered a wide range of topics, from folk dancing and
country music, to antique cars, Vermont humor, Indian ar-
tifacts and salmon fishing. Most students enjoyed the
change in pace, and the chance to hear outside speakers.
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Lowryi discuss Edie's approaching
death, over a cup of coffee.
Three one-act plays competed in
March, for the right to represent
V.U.H.S. in the District contest at Mt.
Abraham. The winning play at the Dis-
trict goes to Regionals, and each year
two plays from that contest represent
Vermont in the All New England com-
petition in Boston.
"Owl", directed by Mrs. Maida
Crocker, was a comedy in which the
main character Uoe Pollenderl tries to
buy an owl. When the doctor iTracy
Chamberlainb proves difficult, Mr.
Franklin turns into an owl himself and
Another comedy, "No One Wants to
Know", was directed by Ms. Nancy
Cornell, and involved a couple tKim
Nuttal and Nelson Searsi, who have just
won the lottery but are both dying.
Nelson dies gloriously in a sea of ket-
sup, having been stabbed on the way
Wayne Ganson directed "The Re-
cantation of Galileo Galilei", a serious
drama in which Mark Wilson as Gali-
leo, finally gives in to the authorities
and takes back his contention that the
earth is round.
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tionist Miss Dross lKathy Epsteinl
"No One Wants To Know" cast: Beth Dibler, Kim Nuttal, Mark Gebo Steve Casavant
Phyllis Lowry and Nelson Sears. Not pictured are Mary Haines and Sue Charbonneau
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Fall Sports Teams Are Enthusiastic
Soccer team: Kneeling - Mike St. Onge, Richie St. Onge, Dwayne Fulford, Dana Russett, Kevin Weeks, john Polchies, john Rob-
erts, Floyd Smith, Bob Morris, Frank Bushey, Sean Barrows, Todd Reed, Kevin Delphia. Standing - Tom Brigan, Carl Bushey, jim
Leach, Scott Chase, David Marshall, Andy Messenger, jon O'Brien, Phil O'Brien, Tim Bicknell, Ron Epstein, Bill Katz, David Bicknell,
Tim Price, Manager jack Tynan and Coach jeff Minns.
The two fall sports which occupied much of the
junior high's energy were soccer and field hockey.
The boys' soccer team had a fairly successful season,
with 6 wins, 5 losses and one tie. They had practices
almost every day, and with the help of Coach jeff
Minns, the players developed their skills
For the first time, the junior high girls had the
opportunity to play field hockey as an organized
group. They began with an enormous amount of
enthusiasm, and won their first game against Wi-
nooski, 1 to 0. They lost both their games with Mid-
dlebury, but by the final game they had improved
0 Mississquoi 5
3 Mt. Abraham 1
0 Otter Valley 0
0 Milton 1
2 Otter Valley 1
0 Mississquoi 5
4, Middlebury 0
6 Mt. Abraham 1
3 Middlebury 0
1 Milton 2
3 Charlotte 2
2 Charlotte 3
Field Hockey Team: Top Row -jackie Mailloux, Wendy Dickerson, Tara Kilbride, Beth Torrey, Kelly Mills, Kelly
McKinnon, Dianna Booth, Lynn Ritchie, Lisa Laflin, Carol Fagan, Sharon Parrot. Middle Row - Kim Delorme, Mary
Chapman, Kelly Brinkman, Sally Pierce, Bonnie Dickerson, Betsy Adams, Melady Camp, Cheryl Brinkman. Bottow
Row - Cheryl jimmo, Sharon Rooney, Lisa Turpin, Robin Warren, Diane Rittwage, Anne Pidgeon, Donna Hodg-
man, Lindy Guyette.
jr. High Wins 2nd ln Tournament
7th Grade Basketball Team: Seated - Coach S. Lynk, F. Smith, K. Weeks, G. Cur-
ler, T. Brigan, R. St. Onge. Standing - I. Dam, P. O'Brien, T. Bicknell, R. Epstein, R.
Morris, D. Russett.
lim Leach at the line, while Greg Browe and Carl
Bushey look on.
Both the 7th and 8th grade basket-
ball teams won more games than
they lost this year. The 8th grade
played 11 games and won 6 of them,
the 7th grade won 4 out of 6. The
boys worked hard throughout the
season, and their efforts paid off
when they placed 2nd in the late
February tournament. Four schools
played in this tournament, Otter
Valley taking 1st, Middlebury 3rd
and Mt. Abraham 4th,
Coach Lynk with Phil O'Brien, Dana Russett and Richie St. Onge between
8th Grade Basketball Team: Seated - Coach Lynk , S. Farnsworth, E. Dionne, D. Senesac, T. Price, I. Roberts, G. Browe, K. Haggett
Standing - S. Chase, W. Wager, K. Brooks, C. Bushey, I. O'Brien, K. LeCompte, I. Leach, I. Polchies.
Girls Win All Their Games
Practices began December 4th for v--M.
the junior High Girls' Basketball team,
and were held twice a week until Feb-
ruary. Although only two games were
scheduled, both against Mt. Abraham,
the girls won both times, and were anx-
ious to try their skills against more
opponents. They were coached by it
Mrs. ludy Cushman and Lynn Cushman
was assistant coach.
Top Left- Chris Fagan being guarded by her Mt.
Abraham opponents. Top Right - Lisa Brunet,
Abby- Pollender and Rose Hutchins play on de-
fense. Lower Right - Lisa Brunet and Abby Pol-
lender reach for a rebound.
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junior High Girls' Basketball Team: Top Row - A. Pidgeon, D. Rittwage, S. Pierce, I. Mailloux, K. Tynan, L. Gebo, R. Warren, D.
McGowan, M. Husk, L. Field. Middle Row - C. Fagan, I. Field, L. Brunet, A. Pollender, A. Pollender, B. Dickerson, K. McKinnon, P.
Schroeder, L. Williams. Bottom Row - C. Brinkman, L. Turpin, L. Haines, N. jerry, S. Rooney, N. Jewell, Mgr. S. Parrot, Coach ludy
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Middle - Chris Fagan, Lower Right- Laurie Allo.
ers made up the group, and they
cheered at all 7th and 8th boys' bas-
ketball games, and at the girls' games
too. Mrs. Fran Allo, advisor, attended
many practices and gave the girls
encouragement and ideas.
The peppy junior High Cheerlead-
ers practiced 2 or 3 times a week dur-
ing the basketball season, making up
their own cheers and working to
become the best junior high squad
Five 7th graders and two 8th grad-
lr. High Cheerleaders: Laurie
Allo, Lyndie Guyette, Lisa
Laflin, Chris Fagan, Diana
Booth, Monica Carran and
Wrestlers Begin Season Late
7th and 8th graders competing in the Winter Carnival.
lunior High Wrestling Team: Back Row - P. O'Brien, S. Bejons, D. Rose, M. Russett, S. Kittredge, P. Smith, R. Sumner, O. Miedema.
Middle Row - D. Benolt, T. Coyle, D. Carney, R. Fairbrother, M. Merrigan, A. Bolduc, D. Bicknell, I. Kerr. Kneeling - T. Reed, M.
Mills, 1. Polchies, 1. Merrigan, K. Weeks, D. Carney, B. Grover, A. Tisbert.
The lunior High Wrestlers, coached by
Mr. Minns, were not able to begin their sea-
son until early March. They had several
spring matches scheduled. Their major win-
ter performance was at the Winter Carnival,
when the 7th graders competed against the
Mark jackson wins match against john Roberts.
Gymnasts Work To Gain Experience
Gymnastics Team: First Row - L. lennings, K. Weeks, W. Dickerson, B. Torrey, T. Dessureault. Second Row - Coach
Mrs. Angier, L. Ritchie, T. Wilbur, D. Francis, B. Adams. Third Row - M. Chapman, K. Mills, D. Hogeman. Back Row -
K Delorme, K. Brinkman, l. Emerson.
julie Chase on horse.
A junior High Gymnastics program was begun by Mrs. Angier this
year in order to give younger girls some experience before they
reach high school. The girls competed during Winter Carnival, 7th
against 8th grade, and hoped to have some regular meets later in the
spring. They worked on floor routines, uneven bars, vaulting and
Beth Torrey works on the uneven bars
jr. High Students Are Busy With
Above - Diane
Rittwage and Kelly
Tynan give Mr. Fi-
tzpatrick a lift.
Right -A scene in
study hall. Lower
Left- Rose Hutch-
ins and Kim Ross
escort Miss Kulig to
class. Lower Right
- Ann Pidgeon,
loan Marsh, Kelly
Tynan and Diane
Rittwage work on
The Current Events team spent many hours preparing for their
spring competition, determined to bring the trophy home with
them. Pictured here are team members john Marsh, Rodney
Blacklock, Steve Farnsworth and Kristy Oxholm. Not shown are
Bill Katz and Coach Mrs. Pam Cox.
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Activities Official And Unofficial
Above Left - Ben
Dykema and lim Dam
blow their horns.
Above Right - Kim
Ross serves as an up-
committee. Left -
Mrs. Allo and her
study hall gang, Mark
Sabourin, Todd Reed
and Vickie Gilbert.
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Upper Left- Barb Irion and bag. Middle Left - Tom Casey,
David Bannister and joe Pollender playing chess. Lower Left-
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Stephanie Price welcomes parents and friends of the class of '74 to
the Graduation Program.
The Faces of
This year's Graduation Week was not very
different from the one of previous years. The
Baccalaureate Service on june 'IO opened the
busy week for the Seniors. Marching practices,
the completion of the last minute school res-
ponsibilities, chats with friends, picnics, an
Alumni Banquet and a final emotion-filled
Graduation Day brought the week to a close.
Each activity was special to the seniors as each
one will carry the memories of this week
throughout his or her life.
Ellen Pratt receives congratulations in the reception fol-
Matt McDonald delivers a portion of the Class History dur-
ing the Class Day Exercises.
BELOW: Salutatorian Susie Parkinson and Valedictorian Peggy Husk
RIGHT: Curt Huizenga reads from the Class History on Class Day.
Class of 1974 poses in june for final class picture Can you find yourself?
Faces Show Emotions of Graduating
LEFT: Senior Marshalls, Mike Brace and
Peggy Husk, Diane Brown, Donna Hall,
june Arnell Register different emotions.
Cheryl Lowry and jill Charbonneau re-
ceive congratulations in the receiving line
Many Participate in Spring Sports
Team - A. Miller, K.
Burnham, D. Devine,
S. Burlock, P. Leach,
A. Flanagan, B. Brown,
G. Bell, M. Chapman,
S. Leach, C. Brooks.
RIGHT -- Coach Ush-
er, Manager Coffey ,
and players on the 1
junior Varsity Boys Baseball Team - 'Ist ROW: M. Sleeper, S. Burlock, T. Clark, K. Epstein, 1. Emerson,
2nd ROW: W. Brown, S. Cutting, K. Barrows, Coach Thibault, P. Curler, M. Gebo, R. Provencher.
Golf Team - Coach Connor, I
Laflam, R. Briggs,
Boys' Team Post Only Fair Record
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Track Team - 'lst
ROW: 1. Gaines, W.
Katz, S. Farnsworth, D.
Bicknell, P. Hammock,
B. Hall. 2nd ROW:
Coach Crown, R.
Yantz, G. Andrews, 1.
Tisbert, B. Donnelly, R.
Godard, G. Cousino,
N. Martinec, T.
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junior High Boys' Baseball Team -1st ROW: 1. Abair, T. Yandow, 1. Polchies, D. Fulford, D. Bodette
M. Plankey, D. Emerson, D. Bannister, B. Vincent, l. Crlover. 2nd ROW: G. Sleeper, K. Schroeder, M
Visconti, I. O'Brien, K. LeCompte, D. Marshall, T. Price, S. Delong, 1. Leach, K. Brooks. 3rd ROW
Coach Minns, B. Smith, T. Brace, T. O'Brien, K. Flynn, M. Bushee, B. Leach, C. Campbell, P. Russett, M
Roberts, R. Burnet.
C-irls' Teams Enter State Competition
The '74 Track and Field Team was a squad of
very determined young competitors. Thirteen of
the fourteen members were underclassmen. The
season was marked by two outstanding events.
Diane Villeneuve won second place for the High
lump in the Northern District Track Meet and
earned the right to compete in the State Meet. A
Medley Relay Team composed of janet Ville-
neuve l110 yd.J, Molly Whitcomb C110 yd.l, Cindy
Cooke 1220 yd.l, and Kathy Epstein C440 yd.l
placed second in the State Meet. They missed first
place by six tenths of a second.
During the course of the season the following
girls captured first place positions at least once in
interscholastic meets: lo Emerson, Diane Ville-
neuve, Laurie Russett, Kathy Epstein, Cindy
Cooke, joni Smith, Molly Whitcomb and janet
l. Emerson received the most valuable player
award. Diane Villeneuve received the outstand-
ing field award and Kathy Epstein received the
outstanding runner award.
Patty Sheerin displays perfect pitching form.
Varsity Softball - 1st ROW: M. Ringer, C. Mitchell, C. Danyow, P
Sheerin, I. Sheerin, C. Jackman 81 M. VanWyck, Manager R. Fitzger-
ald, KMISSING: S. Vausel.
junior Varsity Softball Team - 1st ROW: 1. Lefevre, A. Dubois, V
Girls Track And Field - 1st ROW: C. Yantz, D. Fulford, C. Fairbrother, S. Hodgman, 1. Litch, M. Polchies, D. Villeneuve, L
Hughes, I. McEvilla, 1. Villeneuve, J. Emerson, S. Plankey, K. Ouellette, Manager Fitzgerald.
Epstein, D. Whitcomb, M. Hammack, I. Smith, G. Elzinga, C.
Cooke, Coach: Mrs. Bartlett fMissing: D. Villeneuve, M. whiz-
comb, and L. Russettl.
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Mtfsftbreham . 8
Milton' . L 15
Mt. Mansfield 13
South Burlington 8
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The 1974 girl's Varsity Softball Team, a tough de-
fensive club, led by the strong pitching of Patty
Sheerin finished the season with a 10-3 record. It
posted a 7-2 record in the league. This seeded the
team in the first State Softball Tournament. In quar-
terfinal action against Winooski at Essex lct., Ver-
gennes came from behind to win 15-11. The win
advanced the team to Semi-final play against Wind-
sor at Randolph. In a close match with the score tied
the entire game, Windsor overpowered Vergennes
15-11 in extra innings. The team will lose senior first
baseman Coonie Danyow pictured in her famous
bunting stance at the left.
junior High Softball- 1st ROW: D. MacGowan, P. Aunchman, C,
Fagan, K. Weeks, K. Tynan, S. Burlock, P. Wendell, V. Gilbert, C.
Provost, C. Oxholm, V. Gardner, I. Mailloux, C. Bemis, T. Kilbride,
S. Godard, L. Fountain, B. Torrey, W. Dickerson, Mrs. Boutwell, K.
Mills, L. Gebo, R. Fitzgerald, A. Pidgeon, G. Villeneuve, S. Brigan,
T. Hamel, S. Baker, L. Charbonneau, 1. Devino.
L. Ringer, N. Marshall 81 B. Martinec, P. Provost,
84 Coach Lynk.
L. Davis, 1. Charbonneau, P. Pierce, K. lerome,
N. McNulla, Coach Lynk.
Mr. Ganson calls the plays behind Catcher Mary Ringer.
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A Smash Hit Bye Bye Birdie
The Drama and Music
Departments presented the
musical play, "Bye Bye Bird-
ie" on May 24th and 25th.
This production brought to
light a great deal of musical
and dramatic talent. Partici-
pants and audience enjoyed
two evenings of hilarious
fun. Costumed as young
people of the 50's, they
caught the look, enthusiasm
and spirit of the screaming,
admiring youths of the Elvis
UPPER RIGHT: Conrad Birdie IDon Palmorel with Rosie fNaomi
Tatroi, Albert Peterson Uviatt McDonaIdJ , Lorraine Strada, Kevin
Cole, Tina Ansell.
jim Dickerson, K. Husk, and I. Breur fthe McAffee family? sing
about and through their frustrations.
MIDDLE RIGHT - Conrad Birdie is welcomed to Sweet Apple by
Linda Farley, Judy Browe, Bonnie Gardner, Kristy Oxholm. LOW-
ER RIGHT - Kim McAffee lClare Faganj sings "How Lovely to be
Underclassmen And Seniors
Each year Citizenship
Awards are made to
and Seniors. A Model
United Nations is held
at Plymouth State Col-
lege in New Hamp-
shire. Students com-
pete to be chosen for
this assembly spon-
sored bythe Odd Fel-
lows. The local Ameri-
can Legion Post spon-
sors representatives to
a miniature Legislature,
held annually at Nor-
wich University the
week following gradu-
ation. The local chapter
ofthe Daughters of the
sponsors a Good Citi-
zenship Girl chosen by
vote of the Senior Class
Girls' And Boys' State Representatives - Ralph Fitz- Good Citizenship Girl: Coonie Danyow
Gerald, lean Sheerin, and Matt jerry, Missing lay
Try-outs for the Model Unit-
ed Nations: Debbie Barre,
Winner Kay Husk, Alternate
Ralph Fitzgerald, Laureen
Condon, Laura Farley, Nancy
juniors Plan And Create
Prom-Goers: Susie Hodg-
man, Chris Brooks, Mary
Ringer, Gene Bell, Dana
Franklin, Clare Fagan, Karen
McDermott and Skip Leach.
Kurt Wright, Diane O'Bryan and Molly Whitcomb seem relaxed
but Nelson Sears looks suspiciously at the camera.
Gene Bell and Susie Plankey help with the week-long prepara-
tions in the gym.
A Stairway to Heaven"
The Prom Court - Susie Plankey and Kathy
An elevated promenade leading
to a gaily decorated stairway
brought those attending the annual
junior Prom to a dimly-lighted
streamer-covered dance floor. Mu-
sic bythe Satin and Steel group
made each guest feel that he or she
was truly following the "Pathway to
juniors loanne Emerson and Kelly
Bull were chosen King and Queen
by vote of those present. One se-
nior, Matt McDonald, and three lu-
niors: Susie Plankey, Cathy Miles
and Gene Bell made up the Court of
A buffet supper served in the cafe-
teria completed the Prom evening.
Mr. Loughridge crowns Queen Joanne Emer-
son while King Kelly Bull and Gene Bell
Gene Bell and Matt McDonald.
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