231 viewsAt last we were linked together as one
For the first time in four years, Klein
was linked as one body. No longer
were students housed in separate
campuses as in 1978 when ninth graders
attended Hildebrandt, Strack, or
Wunderlich intermediate schools.
Nor were the ninth graders, and many
tenth graders, located in the Annex
building which, as of this year, is Kleb
Intermediate. No longer did these
students have to trek in all kinds of
weather from that building to attend
some classes on the main campus. Instead,
students found everything together
as shown in the aeriel view on
the preceding title page.
With the completion of the threestory
High Rise last year, the main
campus suddenly had room for everyone
to be together shoulder-toshoulder.
Gone were the construc-
tion equipment, the web-like scaffolds,
the longnecked cranes, the
churning cement trucks, and the
sound of the drills, hammers, motors.
Also gone were hard-hatted construction
workers and their fleet of
pickup trucks dotted across the entire
campus. The extensive construction
which had begun over two years ago
was finally completed.
As the more than 3,000 students entered
the doors their year on the first
day of school, a special feeling of camraderie
existed. Pervading the atmosphere,
though unspoken, was the
knowledge that finally things were
back to normal. No longer splintered
and in a state of lowkey upheaval, at
long last the student body functioned
as a cohesive unit linked as one.
Karen Barcelo Made the horticulture mums
with perfection. Photo by James Faulkner.
Bobby Landen is learning the basics of the
computer. Photo by Lynda Green.
77 viewsInstructor Doug Sullivan explains a printing
process. Photo by Lynda Green.
Kelly Harris and Lisa Shultz examine makeup
in homemaking class. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Reagan Bruce receives assistance from teacher
Jeanie Banks. Photo by Kent Kretsinger.
David Bessolo builds props for " Dracula."
Photo by Nicole Boyer.
77 viewsWe found sense of belonging
in close-knit group activities
Group activities were responsible for the cohesiveness
found in our school probably more than anything else.
Togetherness was a by-word when several students congregated
at school for a specific purpose. Nothing linked
students together quite the way working toward a common
In order to feel a part of a group, a student didn't have
to look far. Over 50 organizations existed this year such as
drill team, band, sports teams emphasized skill and precision.
Each group worked as one unit, for one goal. Medium-
sized organizations such as newspaper staff and drama
emphasized creativity and expression. Organizations such
as these were close-knit, met daily, and worked as a 'family
unit' because they spent so much time with each other.
Smaller organizations were numerous, each serving a special
purpose. Clubs met as often as once a week or as few
times as once a month. They catered to specialized interests
such as chess, bowling, mathematics, and Spanish.
Each grade level functioned as a whole. Seniors, for
example, had two dress-up days-Punk Rock Day and Celebrity
Day. Juniors sold candy to raise money for their
prom next year. Extracurricular activities such as dances,
pep rallies, socializing at places such as Mr. Gatti's afforded
students yet other opportunities to be involved with
others as a group.
Lynda Green and mascot Deann Serres link their spirit together.
Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Mr. Gatti's was a favorite place for Donelle Lile , Betsy Brewer and
Joe Marshell to go after the game. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
53 viewsJeanna Rice, Jan Wilcoxon, Rob Farrell, Amy
Woodard, Leah LeMoine, and Kate Parks display
their new punk outfits. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
After a successful game, Stephanie Cool and Scott
Vann dance the ni ght away. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Butch Fincher, Randy Jeter, Carl Tuttle, and Mark
Pose man carve both devilish and friendly jackolanterns.
54 viewsIndividuals formed network of friends
It wasn't only as a group that students
were linked together. It occurred on a
smaller scale as well. Friendships among
Before school even began each
morning clusters of friends congregated
in the student commons area, in the
cafeteria, and in front of every entrance
leading to classrooms in the building.
By the time the bell rang at 7:25 a.m.,
the noise level was at an ultrahigh decibel.
Talk did not cease once students
were inside the doors; it flowed with
the people as they dispersed to various
locations-lockers, hallways, classrooms,
As the school day wore on old
friendships continued to be cultivated,
new ones tenuously began. Special occasions
such as holidays and birthdays
brought out the best in friends. Cakes,
mysteriously appeared in lockers. Balloons
drifted overhead. Stuffed animals
lurked in the dark corners of the locker.
A friend had once again been a
friend. The bond of friendship was secure
for another year.
Susie Carter and Eilene Hanlon share a special
friendship. Photo by Lynda Green.
S. Langer I M. Kaiser I K. Schuler, T. Headaman
work on posters. Photo by Kent Kretsinger.
P. Harris, D. Grube, and P. Kuzniar see things
from all angles. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
57 viewsThe color guard exhibited enthusiasm at the pep
rally. Photo by Lynda Green.
Varsity cheerleaders are always saying hello to
someone. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
70 viewsJanet Dartz and Laura Henderson proved seniors
were ready to " punkture" McCullough.
Photo by Russell Gilbert.
53 viewsAn absentee became a missing link
When a student was absent, he/ she became
a missing link. The chain of events
still went on as usual, but an absentee was
no longer a part of that chain.
• • \
An absentee missed out on the classroom
activities-the lectures, the demonstrations,
the lab work, the tests. All this
had to be made up when he/she returned
to school. An absentee was no longer a
part of the comraderie at school. He/ she
was deprived of the latest gossip and upto-
the-minute current events at school.
His/her circle of friends functioned as
usual but without the missing person. Extracurricular
activities were forfeited
when a student stayed home. Club meetings
were held before and after school as
scheduled and future events were decided
upon. After school sports practices
were still held as were band and drill team
practice. The beat went on, but it just
wasn't the same unless you were actually
at school experiencing first-hand what
you had missed.
Flutist R. Triggs and .clarinetist K. Montgomery combined notes to
make great music. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Senior Melisa Menkemeller is a preppy punker. Photo by Russell
Bearkadettes lana Banowsky, Connie Fox, Cyndi Richardson and
Cyndi Bottoms sell spirit bandanas. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
54 viewsScot Courtney improves his Spanish by listening to a tape. Photo by Kent
Through the ICT program, Natalie Romaniuk works as a dental assistant.
Mr. Gatti's was the favorite after-game spot for Jim Walker, Theresa
Wolfe, and Karen Barcelo. Photo by Russell Gilbert .
Lisa Curtis finds making banana splits as much as eating them. Photo by
Beth Marshall gets caught by surprise brushing her teeth.
Photo by Lynda Green.
140 viewsFootball boosters turn out en masse for festivities
When the dismissal bell rang, all one
could hear was the pounding of the
drums. The sound lured 'massive groups of
students from their classes to the gym.
The first pep rally was about to begin.
Pom pons rustled and darted throughout
the gym, thanks to the cheerleaders'
performance. The band put out their all
playing their gleaming cornets and flutes.
Standing in the bleachers cheering and
clapping were the privileged Seniors,
while underclass persons stood on the
opposite side doing the same. But no matter
where students were standing, they all
were enthusiastic and excited about the
first football game pep rally.
Suddenly, the excitement reached a fevered
pitch when the football players
walked into the gym and stood in the center.
They all gave a big cheer to psyche
themselves up, as well as supporters.
Bearkadettes perform their hand routine to
cheer the Bearkats.
Students packed into the gym for the pep rally.
Varsity cheerleaders say "Go Klein" during the
first pep rally.
73 viewsBearkat mascot runs over the Humble Wildcats.
Bearkat football players enjoy the cheering
The band began to play the school
song, and all the students linked together
and sang with feeling and conviction.
Then the chanting commenced:
"Go! Go! Go! Fight! Win!" was
just the pepper-upper the crowd
needed. The band, cheerleaders and
Bearkadettes provided much spirit
which brought more cheering.
Abruptly the pep rally was over. The
football players filed out, as did the students.
Finally, the Bearkadettes, band,
and cheerleaders packed up their
"props." When the last person straggled
out, the gym was once again empty
and strangely quiet.
Bearkat students cheer the Bearkats on to victory.
Photo by Barry Bramlett.
Laura Ayers and Beverly Pinkham lead the band
during the fight song.
52 viewsSchool prep fills summer for some
During those last few lazy weeks of
summer, students were participating
in several things. Most were enjoying
these last days with a schedule of
sitting out in the sun, sleeping in
late, and all in all just letting the day
pass by with no worries on their
minds. While these students were
having several peaceful days there
were others spending time at school.
What were these crazy students going
to school two weeks early for?
The main reason students were
found at school was to prepare for
the school year's activities. These ac-
tivities included practicing to make
this year the best.
The several groups that were a
part of this early action included the
cheerleaders, football, the marching
band, the Bearkadettes, the yearbook
staff, the newspaper staff, the
volleyball teams, orchestra, and the
student council. Each had its separate
ways how to prepare itself for
the coming year. These differences
might have been the time spent
practicing or scheduling. However,
each was reaching for the same goal
or objective .
Yearbook critic Col. Savage explains to yearbook
staffers C. Pinero, J. Swann, and E. Burke layout
techniques. Photo by Nicole Boyer.
C. Bulie relaxes after practicing with the Flag
corp. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
L. Lemoine practices her violin during th e summer
rehearsals. Photo by Lynda Green.
47 viewsBearkadettes jogged daily during summer to get
in shape. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
Varsity cheerleaders were participating In the
spirit contest. Photo by Lynda Green .
Naughty band students pay for their misbehaving
by doing push-ups. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
44 viewsAir brings hot plays
The air had a definite Texan tingeHOT
and HUMID. The cool weather of
autumn had not yet hit. It was the first
football game of the year and summer
was still in the air. The crowd swarmed
over the Humble stands. It appeared as
if it was one of the largest crowds for an
away game. These loyal fans, wearing Tshirts
and jeans, were eagerly anticipating
the start of the game .. .
It began and the Varsity team proceeded
to romp the Humble Wildcats
25 to 7. The warm air perhaps brought
about the hot plays. Whatever the
cause, the game, the team and the fans
started an e xciting year. The first game
and we were already linked together.
George Ebelt takes a water break during the
Humble game, Photo by Kent Kretsinger.
Varsity cheerleaders show a precision routine to
lead the team t o victory. Photo by Kent Kretsinger.
Randy Stauffer, Greg Hackney, and Jim Kuykendial
look in on the Bearkats. Photo by Kent Kretsinger.
48 viewsBearkat offense penetrates the Wildcat's line for
yardage. Photo by Kent Kretsinger.
The Bearkats are ready to challenge the Wildcats
of Humble. Photo by Kent Kretsinger.
Band members C. Johnson, J. Jo nes, R. Boyer,
and R. Thompson have a coke and a smile
during the Humble game. Photo by Barry
75 viewsFirst day holds memories raining, ringing, reuniting
"Rain, rain, go away; come again
another day"- this rhyme reflected
the feelings of the majority on
the first day of school. Students
woke up to the ringing of a 5:30
a.m. alarm clock as well as to torrents
of the rain. It was Monday,
August 31, time to get used to
packing lunches, waking up early,
and doing homework again. Many
had a positive outlook concerning
the weather situation, and hoped
that a result of the continuous rain
that had been hitting the Houston
area for the past day and a half,
that this day would be postponed.
But despite the excessive amount
of rain that left many streets
around Klein overflowing with
water, school was still held in full
As the heavy rain continued to
fall, students were fighting its
blessings by attempting to reach
school to receive their schedules.
While school buses were making
their rounds, those who drove
their own cars were getting
drenched in the torrents as they
walked from the parking lot to the
main and High Rise cafeterias.
Not only did the rain create
problems getting to school, but it
also was causing a problem in the
building. The hallways became a
small stream that seeped through
the ceiling. The main reason the
water was able to penetrate was
that gaps were left in the ceiling
from the processes involved in
working on the air conditioning
system during the summer. Many
teachers found themselves helping
the janitors by mopping up
water in their own rooms as well
as in the hallways.
The gloomy weather did not totally
dim the first day of this
school year. August 31 will be remembered
as a day of reuniting
with friends, meeting new ones,
sampling and adjusting to the daily
schedule of work, and receiving
a first glimpse of what the year
had to offer. These things are
common during any first day;
however, this day will linger in the
minds as one of the most interesting.
Dr. Clecker prepares for the floods before leaving
school. Photo by Lynda Green.
Mary Bonin drips across the cafeteria to get
her schedule. Photo by Linda Green.
Students are welcomed back to school with
new schedules. Photo by Lynda Green.
42 viewsMarine Biology teacher Mr. Christian pretends
he is a janitor on the first day of school. Photo by
English teacher Mrs. English he lps students
find their schedules. Photo by Lynda Green.
Steve Birdwell checks out Chris Nelson's
schedule to see if they have any of the same
classes. Photo by Lynda Green.
40 viewsLisa Griffin, Russ Carroll named Homecoming
It was a time when the weather
cooled but feelings did not. It was
Homecoming, a time for students to
gather and celebrate fall, football and
friends. Couples danced their way into
the wee hours of the night, celebrating
the varsity football teams victory over
The "Forever Fall" theme was expressed
through various decorations
dotted on the walls. Music was done by
"Horizon,"a disc jockey from Austin.
He played rock and roll, punk and
country and western music. He also
had a light show and a fog machine
which made the dance extra special.
Quarterback Steve Elder runs with the ball for
yardage in Homecoming game against Spring.
Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Enthusiasm exuded from the spirite d Bearkadettes
as yet another touchdown is scored
again st Spring. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
37 viewsHomecoming Queen and King, Lisa Griffin and
Russ Carroll , congratulate each other during the
traditional dance which follows the crowning.
Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Twelve o'clock arrived and it was
time to crown the king and quee n.
Breaths being tightly held in anticipation
were let out when Lisa Griffin's
and Russ Carroll's names were announced.
They danced the traditional
dance together, and eventually the
other couples joined in.
The dance finally wore down, and
the Homecoming couples pre pared to
leave. Their dance celebration had
ended for their fall night. Homecoming
rites had been celebrated once again.
Freshman Duchess Melissa Walling and John
Hruby enjoy dancing to the music of Horizon.
Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Karen Barcelo displays a type of homecoming
mum the horticulture club was selling. Photo by
39 viewsJohn Rentz scoops up the last of his ice
cream. Photo by Eric Klengenberg.
Berverly Pinkham sells candy in the school store.
Photo by Kim Stakenewicz.
D. Segers, J. Thompson, s. Clements, want a sip
of G. Hale's Hi-C drink. Photo by Kent Kretsinger.
Stacy Paige sometimes finds the salad difficult to
eat. Photo by Janice Huling.
43 viewsReagan's budget cuts affect lunch prices but not the fun
At 10:46 every morning, students
could be seen rushing through halls
and scurrying down stairs. Their destination?
The lunchroom, of course.
Lunchtime was probably the most
anticipated part of the school day. It
offered a break from the hardhitting
academic courses and served as a
time to "escape." These 25 minutes
were utilized in various ways. Most
chose to eat, but others also used
this time to visit with friends, catch
up on gossip, do last minute homework,
vote, and buy tickets. It was
also a chance to squeeze in necessary
trips to the library.
Because of President Reagan's
budget cuts, the school's lunch program
had to fend for itself. This
caused prices of single items to raise
10 to 15 cents, and for a plate lunch,
students had to fork over $1.30, 35
cents over last year's price. Breaking
off from the national program made
the school's program like a self-sufficient
business, and the nutritional
standards were not neglected.
Linda Louder enjoys eating several things at one
time. Photo by Janice Huling.
Students find a wide variety to choose from in
the lunch line. Photo by Janice Huling.
Many Birthday cakes like J. Dartez was a treat
during lunch. Photo by Nicole Boyer.
39 viewsJobs lure with
Upon leaving school, many students
headed not for home, but for
their place of employment. Faced
with car, gas, clothes, entertainment,
and college expenses, often having a
job was a necessity.
Most held down a part-time job;
however, those enrolled in the Distributive
Education Program who left
after third period were able to work
full-time hours. Merchants all
around the Klein area were approached
and provided many jobs
for these ambitious students. Fast
food places like Hartz, McDonald's,
Del Taco, Burger King, and Sonic offered
work for a majority of the students.
Some were employed as sackers
or checkers in nearby grocery
stores. The new Willowbrook Mall
opened up a large number and a variety
of jobs too. Still others chose to
work for their parents.
Teresa Wolfe grows a green thumb while
working at Buds and Bees. Photo by Kim Stankiewitz.
Strawberry Tub's cash register keeps junior
Mary Furtado busy. Photo by Kim Stankiewit z
David Hebert learned the photographic process
working at Photo Images.
44 viewsJonoy Jones enjoys working on an airplane.
B. McKinsey has fast fingers to check out customers
at Safeway. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
Tawyna Kimbrell makes sure the shelves at
Strawberry Tub are neat. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
44 viewsIt's a bird! It's a plane! It's the BLOB!
Ahhh! What was that?!! That
BLOB?!! The mystery of the BLOB was
a thought that often romped through
Klein during the second week of
school. An intensive search began,
with the overly curious leading this
group of questors. No clues were to
be found. However there were secretive
student council officers who
sported BLOB buttons, but claimed to
have no knowledge of the meaning.
Finally, the mystery was solved. The
BLOB emerged as a tricky promotional
device employed by the Student
Council. In an effort to generate student
interest in the first dance of the
year, the council officers created the
acronym BLOB. BLOB stood for Bring
Lots of Bearkats, the theme of the
Through the BLOB, the first dance
of the year was a great success. For
many students, it marked the first
time they had attended a high school
dance. For others, it was a chance to
mingle with friends and have a good
time. Beginning at the conclusion of
the Aldine football game and running
until midnight, the boys' gym shook
to the sound of pounding music and
dancing feet. Songs repeatedly requested
were "Rock Lobster," "Stairway
to Heaven' " and, of course,
"Cotton-eyed Joe." Whether a person
came with a date or came alone,
there was something to do. When not
dancing to the afore mentioned
tunes, students could chat with
friends, visit the refreshment stand or
just sit and absorb the music.
Finally at midnight, the music
stopped, the lights came one, and
eyes began to blink in the sudden
brightness. The dance was over. The
large mass of casually dressed students
swarmed up to get their shoes and
then headed out the doors. All this
action resembled something familiar
.. . yes, that's it! A BLOB!! What a success
it turned out to be!
Tim White receives a lot of attention with his
robot moves. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
K. Hendrikson and K. Goodfellow, plaster the
gym walls with Bearkat paws. Photo by Russell
R. Farrell hangs decorations to make the
BLOB dance sparkle. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Saturday Night Fever was one of Thea
McKinney's favorite dances. Photo by Russell
36 viewsStudents enjoy a slow dance during the first
school dance. Photo by Russell Gilbert
Gary Biers and Michelle Hoover dance to the
beat of hard rock. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Teri Haas was one of many students demonstrating
the techniques of punk dancing.
Photo by Russell Gilbert.
33 viewsMonday Blahs
The bitterweed in the pasture of life
Behind every rainbow was a cloud;
behind every Friday was a Monday.
After a smashing, fun-filled week end
there was always Monday morning at
7:35 to contend with.
The Monday Blahs. NOBODY liked
Monday. It was truly the bitterweed in
the pasture of life. The outlook of four
more days till another weekend was
bleak to say the least.
No matter how exciting the classroom
lesson, how interesting the lecture,
the Monday Blues crept up slowly
but surely. Eyelids drooped, the lungs
cried for air. Yawning commenced;
eyes closed for a split-second nap. Even
teachers were not exempt-especially
those who sponsored an organization
which stayed several hours after school.
It was plain difficult to get back into
the groove on Mondays. But as sure as a
Monday morning rolled around so
would a Friday night. Things evened
Anthony Strather practices the learning while
-sleeping technique with out the tapes.
Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
Alseep at the pen, Amy Davis dreams of completing
her homework. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
Even teachers like T. Jones have a hard time getting
back into the groove on Monday mornings.
Photo by Lynda Green.
34 viewsAfter a hard night of studying, Mark Thompson
gets caught up on his sleep. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
On Monday morning, Mr. Hammerbacher finds
his classroom almost deserted after a busy weekend.
Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
After working on the yearbook deadline hours
after school, Davelyn Leister takes a short nap.
Photo by Lynda Green.
Sandy Hudson suffers from the classic symptoms
of Monday blahs. Photo by Erik Klingenberg.
Putting his head on his desk was a big mistake
which resulted in sleeping for Greg Smith. Photo
by Kim Stankiewicz.
33 viewsGobblins, givings & gifts
Spooky creatures, families gathering
together and the ever loving Santa
Claus were featured highlights of the
three most loved holidays: Halloween,
Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Each
one created a festive atmosphere
which added a little spice to the routine
schedule of school.
On Halloween students and teachers
alike got into the spirit by dressing
up in their most imaginative costume.
Since Halloween fell on the same day
as the rival Conroe game the "Spook
Conroe Dress-Up Day" was an enormous
success. Students' and teachers'
costumes included the normal ghosts,
witches, pumpkins and many added
exotic costumes. To get the witches'
spirits off and running, teachers such
as Richard Ferguson performed a special
As soon as Halloween was over, the
school looked forward to Thanksgiving.
Clubs began working on food
drives to benefit needy families. Each
club's hard work and determination
paid off for many families who would
other wise be without a Thanksgiving
Then Christmas suddenly began
creeping up on all. It became that
busy, hustling time to prepare for the
most anticipated time ot the year. In
preparation, students spent extra time
decorating the Career Bui lding and
hallways. There were also presents to
buy and give and those last days before
break seemed to be filled with
many classroom festivitie s. The Thursday
before the Christmas break, the
Student Council arranged for Santa
Claus to make a special visit to Klein to
pose with students for pictures. To set
the mood for Christmas, three assemblies
were held for students and
teachers. The band and choir filled
the auditorium with well-known
Christmas carols .
Richard Ferguson performs a chemical magic
show for his classes. Photo by Barry Bramlet.
For Thanksgiving, Stephanie Cool, Redonna
Hadley Rendi Ransom, and Tracy Wright, sort
food to give to needy families. Photo by Barry
Melinda Mogenson carves a jack-o-Iantern out
of her 11-pound pumkin. Photo by Lynda Green.
33 viewsSager Langner dresses as Santa Claus for her
English classes and reads Christmas poems.
Photo by Kim Stankewicz.
Teacher D. O'Donnell reveals the ingredients
in her witches brew. Photo by Barry
Tammy Gudmunson, one of Santa's helpers,
gives a permanent in cosmetology. Photo by
33 viewsSnowflakes fell on everyone during winter activities
To most Texans the appearance of
snow is a very uncommon sight. To get
a good look and feel of snow most people
from Texas have to travel to other
states where the setting is naturally
white. Those who were fortunate
enough to do so spent either Thanksgiving,
Christmas, or Easter break up in
the majestic, snow-capped mountains
of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho,
or California. Unlike recent years these
areas have an overabundance of snow
drift into the mountains. The worst
snowstorm since 1971 provided the
best powder for Texas' skiers. Many
students returned to school recapping
their exciting skiing trip.
Not all students had the opportunity
to witness snow such as was available in
the mountains. But no matter. During
the month of January wishes came true.
January 20 was the first time in ten years
that the Klein area had been hit with
snow and sleet. Although the snow was
only a minute amount, it seemed to
make spirits rise throughout the school
The snowflakes fell during the days
of first semester exams. Because streets
never iced over, school was not closed
like many neighboring districts. Students
were hoping that school would
be cancelled and exams postponed until
later. However, students took advantage
of the unexpected snow after
school was dismissed.
For the first time in several years one
could build a mini-snowman and have a
snowball fight of sorts. Sure it wasn't
much, but it was enough to bring excitement
and joy back into the monotonous
schedule of Houston's weather.
The excellent snow condition in Monarch, Colorado,
were enough for Jim Pokluda to improve
his skiing technique.
Heidi Bruha watches as Ann Beaty scrapes the ice
off the wind shield during the first snowstorm at
Klein since 1971 . Photo by Nicole Boyer.
33 viewsKristi Warwick takes to the slopes on a snowmobile.
Sue Bill's student ID comes in handy for scraping
ice from her windshield. Photo by Kim Stankiewiz.
It wasn't large, but it was a snowman made from
the mid-January snow flurry. Photo by Kim
While having so much fun sk iing in Colorado,
Amy Woodard forgets how cold she really is.
29 viewsPreparation for Friday nights a must
Any normal conversation on the
telephone or in the hallway on Fridays
always concerned what was in preparation
for that night. Students made a
point of finding out where everyone
was meeting and what the plans were.
During football season it became a
tradition to show up at Mr. Gatti's or
Pizza Hut after the game. Students
kept both of these places in business
with their orders for pizzas and cokes.
After the end of the football season,
students added places on F.M. 1960
and the Klein Area. Some of these
places that were hot spots included
Bennigan's, Houlihan's, Peoples,
Showtime Pizza, and Chuck E.
Cheese. After eating out, students
could possibly be found enjoying a
movie, bowling or dancing. On special
occasions some students had the
opportunity to go to such places as
Gilley's and have the first hand experience
of riding the bull or testing their
strength on the punching bag.
No matter where students went or
what they did, they always maintained
Friday nights as a night out to recover
from the past week. As the weekend
came to an end, students would come
to school that next Monday consulting
with each other on how their
weekend was spent.
After the football game, Mr. Gatti's was a
popular hot spot for everyone, including
Gregg Strickland, and Kyle Atkinson. Photo
by Russell Gilbert.
Lori Smith met two friends for lunch at
Stacey Boyer masters the mechanical bull at
Gilley's. Photo by Nicole Boyer.
After a close bowling game, Sandy Brown,
Page Hanson, and Bryon Diettrich total up
their scores. Photo by Janice Huling.
38 viewsTrina Headamen tests her skill on Gilley's punching
bag machine. Photo by Nicole Boyer.
After the last football game, M. Holly, W. Fleming,
M . Loewe and, M. Norwood joined the Pizza
Hut scene. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Bill Hooper, Tom Dartez, and Sandy Rose enjoy
a night out at Mr. Gatti's. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
J. Shaeffer, S. Bill, N. Boyer, B. Wozniacki, B.
Hoppe, and K. Snellings enjoy good food and
good company at Houlihans. Photo by Lynda
39 viewsHobbies, pastimes occupy spare time outside classroom
School work and its related activities
were not the only things that kept students
busy. Everyone had a hobby or
favorite pastime on the side it seemed.
Hobbies were considered a serious
matter of utmost importance. Whenever
time could be squeezed in, students
turned to their hobby where
they experienced a sense of freedom
Patty Brunson spent many hours in
the past year and a half to perfect her
precision drumming technique. Another
student who spent a lot of time
practicing with her jumping horse
Southern Belle was Denise Niuyten.
Weight-lifting seemed to keep Damon
Harvey working hard through training.
Even juggling around was a persistant
hobby of Jim and Matt Sitter.
Another pastime was the painting of
Melanie Menkemeller who even made
a business out of it. The new game this
year provided for many students like
Andy Schlett to do his best effort of
solving the rubies cube, triangle and
During Damon Harvey's spare time, he heads for
the gym to lift weights. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
Patty Brunson loves to play her drums. Photo by
George Shoebotham and Matt Sitter know that a
good eye, rythm, and practice are needed to be
expert jugglers. Photo by Barry Bramlet
44 viewsMelanie Menkemeller earns money with her
hand-painted gift items sold by a local store.
Photo by Kenny Noyes.
Denise Nuijten, riding Southern Bell, competes
during a local contest.
The Rubic's cube, Pyra-mix, and Snake,
doesn't boggle Andy Schlett's mind as he
works all three. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
Barry Bramlett delights in playing his guitar
during his spare time. Photo by Barry Bramlett.
57 viewsSoccer, flag football were also part of sports scene
Students spent a great deal of time at
school for academic purposes; however,
it was not "all work and no play."
Gathering in the practice fields, the
tennis courts, and the outside basketball
courts, students exercised their
privilege to use these facilities for their
enjoyment. On Saturday and Sunday
afternoons, a passerby might have
caught a glimpse of a football being
passed down the field, a tennis ball being
smashed across the court, a soccer
ball being kicked into the goal, a basketball
being slam-dunked into the
hoop, or even a frisbee being whizzed
through the sky. But whatever the
sport was, people were gathered together,
enjoying what they were doing.
Perhaps the most popular sport
played and watched was football. But it
wasn't the varsity team. It was a game in
which the teams were composed of
senior girls on one team and junior girls
on the other team. It was a game in
which the guys were the cheerleaders
and the Bearkadettes. It was the annual
battle called the Powder Puff Football
Game. The winner of the game took all
money raised by the game for their
prom funds. The girls were't playing
just for the money; they were out to
show the guys how tough they could
be. The guys were there to show the
girls that they weren't the only ones
who could dance, cheer, and show
No matter what sport was being
played or watched, whether it was organized
into intramurals or just a group
of friends playing around, all those who
participated in the Saturday and Sunday
afternoon sports had a fun and enjoyable
time being together.
Marshall Powell tries to stop Steve Sasich from a
touchdown during a flag football game. Photo by
Junior quarterback Kala Sorenson takes the ball
from center Jennifer Baney. Photo by Kenny
Paul Kuzniar prepares to pass the soccer ball to
the center halfback. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
Karen Martin makes a mad dash with the football
during Powder Puff practice. Photo by Russell
43 viewsJena Davis runs around the end as her opponents
try to stop her. Photo by Lynda Green.
Micky Brackett sees daylight through the defensive
line. Photo by Russell Gilbert.
During the last practice before the Powder Puff
game, Patty Brunson practices her pass. Photo by
Russell Gilbert .
Curtis Adams puts a curve on the Frisbee during
the lCT picnic. Photo by Russell Gilbert
Maria Jackson shows how dribbling in soccer is a
key step to a goal. Photo by Kim Stankiewicz.
Drama's team plan their attack against the cross
country team. Photo by Kenny Noyes.