From Our Senior Issue of the 1971 Hoof Print
SAY GET INVOLVED AND STUDY
involved and study hard rank as the most frequent pearls
of wisdom that the seniors, having been through it all, wish to leave
with the underclassmen.
Seniors Lynn Fawcett, Margi Groos, Betty Wray, Lynn Straus, Judy Whitaker,
Nancy Hopkins, David Bongio, and Ginny Seymour all agree that to get anything
out of high school, one must get involved in school activities.
Work and study hard
Work and study hard say Pam Jones, Connie Stressenger, Bo
Shaw, and Teresa Lynn while Debbie Williams says Study and learn
it may sound drab but it pays off later. Eric Renth comments,
Work, but take things as they come and youll be okay.
Good advice is to graduate early
Robin Harris, Cecille Carnes, and Sally Helland all agree that making
the grades are of most importance. Conchita Flores leaves these words;
Study hard or youll regret it at graduation time. According
to Ken Thompson and Cindy Savage the best advice is to graduate as soon
as possible while Bud Wiederman simply says, Graduate!
Cooperation with teachers pays off
In regard to a students relation with his teachers, many feel that
cooperation with the teachers does pay off. Max Wier says, Let your
teachers think theyre running the class. They are nicer when they
feel needed. Bob Johnson says, Give teachers exactly what
they want, always.
Lorna Adams stresses toleration of the teachers and getting as much as
possible out of projects such as Minimester. Do not take homework
for granted according to Dell Acosta and Take challenging
courses your senior year advises Polly McClanahan.
On another level, Larry Williams says to Think, dont imitate.
Rob McLaughlin states that One should profit from mistakes; there
will be many! Suzanne Garrett leaves the following message: Remember
that you are the most important entity that walks on the earth. The others
around you are just faces youll eventually forget. Its forgetting
this that makes everything so difficult.
School shouldnt be all work
Both Mike Lyman and Mary Ann McLean say to get into a vocational program
if at all possible. Six seniors feel that school should definitely not
be all work and no play. David Ramos says to Enjoy life before its
over. Rick Schimpff and Steve McClelland agree that one should have
a good time. Robin Early advocates living each moment to its fullest and
Lynn Erben feels that there should be more parties but not to forget the
Specifics attacked by seniors
On the lighter (lightest) side, many decided to attack specifics in their
answers. John Arizpe warns against Mrs. Zuschlags accurate throwing
arm. Kathy ONeill says not to let anyone know you are an underclassman,
while not trusting giants is Bruce Bumps advice. Doug Barnes advises
not to fill out questionnaires with lies and to learn to spell. John Hardy
advocates eating lots of peanuts. Jimmy Jung simply says to Look
out! and Leighton Ku wisely says not to break auditorium doors (this
does not apply to David Duke) and April Moreland warns against agreeing
to give someones campaign speech.
Richard Erdrich comments that it is not wise to change schools too often.
Hes been to four high schools and says, Its a hassle!
Go to Lee says Annemarie Marek while Penny Austin leaves an
important message to be passed down to next years freshmen: Watch
your step when getting on the elevator.
After reading all these handy tips, think about the following left by
Patti Denys: Respect your upperclassmen so they wont have
to give you advice!
HEADS IMPORTANT EVENTS
was the most important event during our four years in high school? Its
not was, its will be graduation.
Tay Mason, Steve McClelland, Mary Holmes, Maureen Busby, Cindy Savage,
Larry Stenger, Ginny Seymour, Lynn Fawcett, Debbie Williams and Mike Grimes
all listed graduating as their most important event.
Others looking forward to diploma day are Wendy Bolen, Richard Erdrich,
Barbara Poplin, Annemarie Marek, Chris Clark, Susan Soderstrom, Pete Elbert
and Charlie Gates. Among seniors thinking along the same line is Suzanne
Garrett who commented that the most important thing to her is the realization
that its almost over with.
For Worth Christian and Carolyn Nunn, becoming a senior and getting a
senior ring were most meaningful while Max Wier named Senior Day as most
Ken Thompson felt that passing junior English under Miss Ernest Mae Seaholm
was certainly a milestone. David Bongio described Attending and
operating as a member of the administration of the Community Spring Seminar
his big event, and Katie ONeill mentioned the CSS as a whole hers.
For Kay Stewart, it was abolishing the dress code.
Awards and honors were of major importance to many seniors. Dundee Fraser
noted that being a cheerleader was her most important event. Getting into
Spurs as Pam Jones and being elected president of Spurs was Betty
Wrays. Showing at the Charity Horse Show was significant to Cindy
Savage, and the OEA job manual contest was an important event for Conchita
Flores. When I received the Optimist Youth first place in water
color was special to Patti Denys and Winning two awards from
people I didnt expect to get them from was Rob McLaughlins.
Other important events included the Wizard of Oz for Robin Early, going
to Monterrey with Los Amigos for Nancy Hamner, Hemisfair and the moon
landing for Lyn Straus, starting to work at Kenwood for David Ramos, Night
in Old San Antonio for Penny Austin, the senior party on February
14, 1970 for Caren Martin, and a 40 mile hike to New Braunfels for Eric
April Morelands most crucial event during that last four years was
The day my mother decided I was old enough to have grown-up Bayer
aspirin. I was getting tired of orange flavored baby aspirin. Leighton
Kus most important event was My spiritual death - or birth,
depending on your point of view.
SENIOR SUPERLATIVES 71
Most Witty: Cricket Kleine and Mannti Cummins
Most Likely to Succeed: Edmund Eickenroht and Cathe Krause
Most Adventurous: Graham Hall and Janet Davidson
Most Liberated: Susan McCullough and Tommy Sykes
Most Individual: Jill Biskin and John Hardy
Most Real: Kathy Dreyfus and Leighton Ku
Most Admired: Jana Orsinger and Tay Mason
Most Talented: Martha Jackson and Tom Gruning
Most Verbal: Bettie Bernhardt and David Richardson
Most Enthusiastic: Janie Smith and Malcom Derden