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Faculty & Staff
Spirit, vigor, and loyalty . . .
these add up to our Varsity Cheerleaders.
Sharon Wagner, Co-Captain
Smile - you're entering the tunnel of cheer
Laurey Smith, Co-Captain
THE VARSITY CHEERLEADERS
"All for Wilson High stand up and holler!" Sound familiar? The Varsity Cheerleaders areone of Woodrow Wilson's liveliest organiza-tions. They boosted school spirit and helped promote good sportsmanship throughout the year by sponsoring pep rallies and victory dances. Also, they organized spirit weeks at Wilson and before each football game saw to it that all football players were remembered with favors. On assembly days they increased student enthusiasm with their rousing pep rallies. Before each game their go-get-tern signs were noticeably displayed in the halls. Truly these girls are a vital part of life at WWHS.
Even little ones are spirited.
Zealous J.V. Cheerleaders
rouse their teams to victory
We've got spirit.
How about you?
THE J.V. CHEERLEADERS
The JV Cheerleaders, sponsored by Miss May Gilliam, have been outstanding this year - assisting the Varsity Cheerleaders by cheering in the stands at varsity games, as well as leading cheers for JV games.
Two of their money-making projects during the year were the sale of homecoming flowers and the sale of programs at all varsity football games. When these girls try out for the varsity squad next year, they are certain to make an excellent showing.
Donna Wilkinson, Penny Rogerson, Gloria Eure, Vicki Waycaster, Lillian Thayer, Ginger Wyant, Susan Branon, Barbara Hudson.Janice Dockery, Connie Smith, Holly Marshall.
Majorettes step high.
Led this year by Susan Branon and Ginger Wyant, the majorettes of Woodrow Wilson High School strove to perfect their twirling routines. Practice was a year 'round task, and it paid dividends obvious to everyone who saw them perform in assemblies and at football games to such tunes as "Aquarius," "The Horse," and "The Stripper.
If, in the beginning of the year, anyone ever ven'tured to look out in the cold mist of first period to the area behind the tennis courts, he would likely see the band putting in an
hour's worth of hard work preparing for a football game, Others might sit in class and tap their feet to the beat of "Aquarius" or other band favorites. Later in the year, it was time for the Christmas parade; and everyone knew what that meant - a few bars of "Jingle Bells" followed by "THE HORSE"!! But by this time the band was inside working on
its Christmas Concert which included a salute to Beethoven
on his birthday.
The highlight of the season was the Christmas Assembly.
As students were listening to "Overture of 1812" (alias "This Is the Cereal That's Shot from Guns") they found the stage nearly covered with multicolored streamers. But, as band members know, it was back to work to prepare for Band Festival (competition between area bands), the Spring
Concert, and later back to the field for more parades. Anyway you look at it, band members are always hard at work perfecting their performances,
Donald H. Ruzek, Conductor
*Therese Jester *Vincent Pitt *Mike Reid
Vickie Garrison *Stephen Bradshaw Jo Lynn Callis
Regina Walker Broadrick Morse Ricky Sirico
Terri Piland Pat Perry James Scales
Barbara Hudson Gary Owens
Vickie Mitchell Alto Saxophone
Lisa Jester *Robert Smith
Caronne Ellis Mike Price Trombones
Eugene Hardy *David Sumner
Oboe Kendall Green *Marvin Bacote
Cecil Whitfield Chris Early Dwain Hewitt
Norma Pond Clifford Clark Bill Rabba
Robin Howell Mike Williams Moses Hardie
Clarinet Tenor Saxophone Gary Witherow
Lorenzo Hainsworth *Ellis Hilton Tony Bumgarner
*Keith Bailey *Bradley Spiers
Puredi Hillary Bass
*Linda Garrett Baritone Saxophone Roderick Coles
Pam Wright Mike Fagan James Mathews
Jeff Mobley Jeff James
Sandra Gallop Trumpet
Valerie Mitchell James Dalla-Villa Percussion
Judy Chrisman Johnny Walton *Jay Rule Debbie Jones Eddie Spence *Johnny Miller
Betty Sykes Larry Eakin Paul Canon
Dorothy Douglas Mike Wilkins
Mary Writsel Coronets Brooks Hall
Donna Galloway *James Humphrey Bill Gaddy
Debbrah Johnson John Kauffman Steve Utley
Kathy Johnson *Bill Brooks Steve Simpson
Belinda Martz Mike Peters Cheryl Jennings
Becky Mattox Mike Lane Gail Mozelle
Kay Nixon Alan Pinkerman Larry Goode
Patricia Walton Jessie Worrell Karl Marrisette
Carlene Scales Tom Bradley Garcia Ridgeway
Paula Sykes Donald Wilkerson Karl Liljegren
James Belcher Allan Gergoire Alan Whitlow
George Cotsimopoules Charles Hurst
Phillip Stallings Drum Major
Alto James Turner *John Miller
Cornell Wells Billy Coburn
Wendel Spence Drum Lieutenants
French Horns *Keith Baily
Bass Clarinet *Kenny Sykes *Vincent Pitt
*Dwight Leonard *Wendlin Cary
Dee Mollenaurer Carmen Silmon
Vickie Bebout David Canon
Contra Bass Clarinet William Hilton
Carrie Padden Mike Lipford
Librarian - Waverly Clark Announcer - Rick Wyron *=Seniors
Mr. Ruzek directs the band during the Christmas Assembly.
The band entertains at halftime.
Presidents and First Ladies
Row 1: Robin Rader, Gay Mabe, Sandy Ellis, Cindy Lewis, Debbie Ames, Row 2: Janice Roberson, Marsha Johnson, Cheryl Berry, Melinda Daniels, Sharon LeDoyen, Karen Smith; Row 3: Danny Rollins, Carl Vaughn, Barry Smith, Doug Thompson; Row 4: Larry Pittman, Donnie Willhoite, Roy Polson, Tim Pague, Eddie Lilley
President's and First Ladies entertain at the teacher's Christmas party.
The group sings at numerous assemblies.
The Orchestra of Woodrow Wilson High School, under the direction of Mr. Michael Laguta, meets sixth period in the band room. Realizing the varied tastes and moods of people who enjoy music, the orchestra plays everything from Bach to Bacharach.
The group gives concerts during the year and spends many hours practicing. Most of the members of the orchestra begin their training in junior high school so that they are well pre-pared to participate in the Woodrow Wilson High School Orchestra.
Woodrow Wilson High School Orchestra Members
1st Violins Violas Trumpet
John Williams - Concertmaster Linda Bard James Dalla Villa
Billy Powell Janice Davis Larry Easkin
Vickie Waycaster Carolyn Stanton John Kauffman
Novella West Brenda Gallop Ellis Hilton
Mark Coberly Bill Brooks
Debbie Askew Cellos
Donna Stewart David Moss French Horn
Vickie Johnson Theodore Gregory Carmen Silmon
Angela Ausby Richard Todd Kenneth Sykes
Horace Howard Marty Furan
James Mulligan Trombone
2nd Violins Emmersene West David Sumner
Sharon Barnett Michael Boone Michael Reid
Kathy Delcambre Michael Moore
Barry Staton Cassandra Goodwyn Percussion
Steven Harrell Sabrina Carey Johnny Miller
Kathy Williams Jay Rule
Patricia Rowe Basses
Roland Sunkins Dennis Moss Flute
Sherrye Sheffield John Moss Barbara Hudson
Bonita Mills Will March
Junius Watson Oboe
Clarinet Vincent Pitt
Bass Clarinet Puredi Hillary
Dwight Leonard Lorenzo Hainsworth Bassoon
Keith Bailey Steve Bradshaw
1st Row - Cindy Hudgins, Marcia Lewis, Kathy Snowden, Patricia Cox, Paula Crawford, Cindy Lewis, Gay Mabe, Mrs. Fae Buckley, Joanne Braman, Bonnie Bittner, Laura Price, Laurel Cook, Martha Campbell, Edna Johnson, 2nd Row - Kathy Bennett, Connie Smith, Marsha Johnson, Robyn Rader, Louise Early, Kathy Keast, Barbara Roby, Karen Smith, Diane Loomis, Dianna Branch, Cathy Carter, Sharon Zirkle, Kathy Thompson, Leslie Nugent, Debbie Ames. 3rd Row - Amy [aenntte, Cheryl Berry, Sharon leDoyea, Susan Brannon, janice Roberson, Melinda Daniels, Sandy Ellis, Sandy Curnutte, Bonnie Early, Diane Brantley, Pat Padgett, Gail Ballentine, Karen Davis, Liz Cobb, Sharon johnson, 4th Row - Peggy Heely, Fernece Sykes, Colonuis Rawlings, Clarence Skyes, Thomas Russell, Frank Coble, Samuel Brandon, Ronnie Lewis, Eddie Lilley, Monty Gilbert, Doug Thompson, Gary Antonucci, Barry Smith, Kathy Miller, Sandy Garner, Bridget McKillop. 5th Row - Tim Harrell, Ricky Gilbert, Herbert Griggs, Phil Inscoe, Roy Hall, Carl Vaughan, Roy Polsin, Steve Vass, Tim Pague, Donnie Willhoite, Barry Credle, Alanzo Taylor, Russell Patterson, Quinton Parker.
THE VOCAL DEPARTMENT
The Vocal Department of WWHS is one group that remained busy throughout the year. Under the direction of Mrs. Fay Buckley, the various groups gave school concerts, entertained at many civic functions, and assisted with the musical "My Fair Lady."
The Presidents and First Ladies are a group of twen-ty-one who represented Wilson at many luncheons, ban-quets, and community events throughout the entire year. The Mixed Chorus is a group of about sixty students who participated in various school concerts throughout the year, including two Lancaster Scholarship concerts. The Girls Chorus consists of approximately twenty-five girls. These girls have represented the school at several civic functions, the Lancaster concerts and they have learned many new things about singing.
Membership to the above three groups is obtained by
satisfactory audition with the director.
The Boys and Girls Glee Clubs do not require an audi-tion.
These groups participate in school concerts and learn
how to better develop their voices.
To be a member of the WWHS Vocal Department is an honor, and is regarded as such by all involved.
Mrs. Buckley helps students prepare for a song fest.
Girls' and Boys' Glee Club
Girls' and Boys' Glee Club
Row 1 - Terri Patterson, Franchone Boston - Secretary, Melonie Askew - Treasurer, Mrs. Buckley, Debbie Trowbridge Assistant Secretary, Alicia Ames President, Linda Pigg. Row 2 - Rosa Burnett, Diane Wilder, Mitch Ann Dickerson, Jacquelyn Creekmore, Amy Norvell, Linda Deans, Virginia Crawford. Row 3 - Connie Benson, Sharon Elliott, Debbie Isenhower, Susan Sitzler, Nancy Pollock, Gwen Stewart, Janet Parker. Row 4 - Joseph Brown, Carmen johnson, Karen Brown, Regina Washington, Betty Mason, Gene Earls, Helen Hatche. Row 5 Anthony Jones - Treasurer, Marvin Brown - Secretary, Bob Baker, Ed Grace, Jeffery Perry, Roosevelt Armstrong, Ronald Raynor, Mike Edwards - President.
Row 1 - Diane Clark, Brenda Daniels, Barbara Herring, Becky Edwards, Terri Goldman, Susan Spivey, Lynn Vaughan, Evelyn Black, Mrs. Buckley - Advisor, Kathy Cole - Accompanist. Row 2 - Alethia Wilson, J. J. Banks, Mamie Davis, Dottie Griggs, Lori Gardner, Kathy Mercer, Carolyn Shifflett, Teresa Whitehurst, Diane Hullibarger, Bonnie Gibbs, Frances Stumeo, Jean Maxwell.