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A Balboa High School
Volume 56, May, 1965
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Student Life.............................. 16
Organizations and Activities ..............
Administration and Faculty ...............
A advertising .............................248
Balboa High School . a school similar in many
ways to a North American high school. A rapidly ex-
panding school that has undergone several changes in
its'campus and curriculum. It is a school in which there
is a strong interest in athletic events and extra curricu-
lar activities. A school of many clubs with a student
body governed by a Student Association. Yet Balboa
High is a unique school.
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Balboa High is unique because it is located be-
tween a Latin American city and a canal that divides
the American continent in half. A majority of the stu-
dents that come to the school have lived in homes
where both English and Spanish are spoken-some are
fluent in several languages.
Through the doors of Balboa High School come
students of varied cultures and customs, and all con-
tribute to the character of the school. It is to this inter-
nationally-minded student body, the life of the school,
that we dedicate the 1965 ZONIAN.
The main office-our first view of the school. A
place of constant activity where teachers converge in
the morning, at lunchtime, and after school to check
their boxes and talk. It is a center of information for
the students, a place where they can locate each other
and make telephone calls.
In the hallways we meet students rushing to
classes, putting books in lockers, talking, and laughing.
We glimpse into classrooms and watch students at
work. These are the sights found in a hallway in a
typical American high school, but the speech that is
heard is quite different. For these halls echo the South-
ern drawl, the twang of the Middle-west, the strong
vowels of the Spanish language.
A typewriter . an empty desk . a journalism
room perhaps. A room in which the school newspaper
is published; where students learn the fine points of
We walk on and get a closer view of the academic
life at Balboa High. We see the students at work in
The, ma, be stud\ ng. raking notes or reading. t
Some may be parnicpating in a discussion, or listenng
to a lecture. Others may be preparing displays to in- l
crease Iheir kno.,ledge in a selected subject Usuall, .
the displays provide information on subjects that are
not caught in Ihe classrooms.
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It is lunchtime-the time for club and committee
meetings, the time for commenting on the morning
classes. Students rush to the clubhouse to buy hot
lunches. Some eat at home or in lunchrooms. A few
use the benches or the front steps and study while
The gym classes are another aspect of the life at
Balboa High. Swimming, volleyball, basketball, field
hockey, archery-these and others are the sports play-
ed. There are no seasonal sports, for it is warm the
whole year round.
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The bell rings-one more day of school is over.
Students hurry to board buses. Some ride massive
olive green army buses, others the small multi-colored
"chivas". Some drive cars, others have motor scooters.
Many stay behind to participate in extra curricular
activities, while a few make use of the Senior Park for
a quiet talk after the long day is over.
Is the Thing.. ."
"I've forgotten my lines! I've forgotten my
cue! Somebody-help!" Anyone that has ever par-
ticipated in a play will never forget the panic
of opening night. Everything seems to go wrong,
but, somehow everything seems to come through
beautifully because of the months of day and
far-into-the-night practices and preparations.
The stage crew is confident that the sets
won't fall down, the make-up people know that
the characters look believable, the costumer is
sure the costumes fit, the publicity people are
sure of a full house, and the light and sound
technicians have everything timed to the second.
But of course, the actors themselves are the
most important component of a play. They are
the focal point-the main attraction. But they could
not do without the stand-ins. Many times, these
"co-stars" are called on to play some major part
(because someone broke a leg), and often are
assigned the part only 4 or 5 days before the
play's opening night.
Perhaps the most important person next to
the stand-in is the prompter. There is always one
close by, and they are the guardian angels of the
play. They give the actors the confidence of know-
ing that if they should forget, the prompter will
not, and the play can go on smoothly.
To the director and assistant directors goes
the credit or the blame for the success of the
performance. These are the key persons in play-
making. Upon their shoulders rests a great re-
sponsibility. And the Zonian staff would like to
take this opportunity to congratulate our director,
Mr. Greene, all of the student directors, the stage
crews, and especially the actors-on
A JOB WELL DONE!
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Mary Cooper and "anc,, SauLnderr mil pa.ni in the prop room before pj.rnlng
LIGHTS! Action! Camera!
Ann Stich sells play tickets to Jack Garavanta and Mary Wiese.
Plays are not all fun and gaiety as Helen Hayes and Mary Cooper
Mr. Greene and the budding young actor, Mike Albert.
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Jerri Campion listens as Connie Zemer, Mike Albert, and Kim Robbins rehearse their lines.
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Ken Phillips and Don Kat, two of many participants in the annual
Cayuco Race, bail out the Hackers Four.
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Leisa Atkins was one of the many girls who par-
ticipated in the Girls' Softball League.
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at the Skating Rink.
Much of our time outside of school was spent at pools and beaches.
And play we did! Not much of our spare time
was spent at home. We had both school and outside
activities. If we weren't practicing tennis or perfecting
our bridge game, you could probably find us at the
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Olga Stone waits for Betty Salonick to get her books.
We caught up on all the latest gossip waiting for the bell.
There were also the day-to-day activities-the
long walk to the Clubhouse, the bus ride home, wait-
ing at the benches for the bell to ring. Then we had
to fight the cro.,d in the halls to gel to our too-full
locers and s;.ill make it to cla s on time. But 'Aih a
Iitile skill and practice. .*,e managed.
And h-en there .:.ere Friday and Salurday nights.
If ...e didn I go to a Teen Club or a school dance, it
.va: probably bec:u.e a good r o.e .\as playing.
And the e.enrig almost iri'.ariabl., ended ..ilth a stop
ai the Dri'.e.Inn.
The Get-Acquainted Dance was a huge success this year-
more than 1,000 students attended.
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MR. FISCHER LEAVES US
Mr. Fischer has been a teacher in BHS for the
past 25 years. He first came here in 1940, and now,
in 1965 he is saying goodbye to all of us at BHS.
During his years of teaching in the Canal Zone, where
he has taught Chemistry, Physics, Math and German,
Mr. Fischer has seen the development of a new and
better BHS. The chemistry and Physics labs are far
better equipped today than they were when Mr. Fischer
first arrived. He has seen the gradual growth of our
Spanish department, from strictly blackboard learning,
to tape recorders, and finally to our brand new lan-
guage lab, which was used for the first time this year.
He has seen our home economics rooms change from
crowded counters, to modern kitchens. He has seen
Balboa High expand in the field of commercial courses.
Today, students are taught to use electric typewriters,
to take and transcribe shorthand notes, to operate
complicated wood and metal shop machines, and to
develop many special artistical talents.
It's true that Mr. Fischer must leave us now, but
before he goes he would like to show you a little part
of the new BHS. He will begin, of course, with Chem-
istry, for this is his field, and continue on to Physiology,
the newest of the new look in Balboa High.
Mr. Fischer shows that chemistry is a foggy subject.
Diane Zerr sets up an experiment in Mr. Fischer's laboratory.
Mr. Fischer teaches the importance of knowing which chemicals
Ken Kaisch is engrossed in a distilling experiment.
Gregory Kennington experiments with an accelerated system.
Bruce Parker and Roger Hoenke determine wave properties with an improvised "slinky."
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Mrs. Norton's students enjoy cooking in their new kitchens.
Such beautiful and modern kitchens such as these are inviting to any home economic student.
And now, even boys like Randy Jones and Pete Dehlinger take typing.
Today, students in Balboa High are taught to type
In advanced shorthand Dolores Barnes transcribes her notes on an electric typewriter.
Russ Hoogland learns Spanish by listening to a tape in the new language lab.
NEW LANGUAGE LAB
Students from Mr. Wilcox's fifth period Spanish class make good use of the language lab. They are only a few of the students who used the
laboratory each week.
Joe Garriga, from Mr. Anderson's Woodshop class, prepares a chest to be varnished.
The Metal shop's complicated machinery is efficiently handled by two hard working
One of Miss Ellis's art students puts the finishing
touches on her drawing.
Sue Lessiack-prepares a Neubauer counting chamber for use in a red blood cell
During Mr. Fischer's last year here
he saw the creation of a brand new course-
ANATOMY AND HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY.
This course was taught to BHS students by
Mr. James N. Cook for the first time this year.
It was composed of twenty-five seniors who
were selected by Mr. Cook and the counsel-
lors. When they entered the class in the fall
they were surprised to find that Physiology
was not simply a book study of the human
body, but included using each other's blood
when the study was concentrated on blood
and cultivating fruit flies for the study of
genetics. And least of all, none had ever
thought of dissecting a sheep's heart, a cow's
eye or a foetal pig while studying the human
body. Even while the course was hard and
required many hours of studying, it was
profitable and enjoyable to the selected
To illustrate a point, Bob Dryja makes use of the excellent charts
available to physiology students.
Dennise O'Donnell anticipates a puncture wound from Cindy Carlton.
Teachers like Mr. Hutchinson today can use opaque projectors as classroom helpers.
NEW CLASSROOM HELPERS
Bob Tarr and Les Fulcher are taught physics with the aid of a film and projector.
Although Mr. Fischer must leave us now,
he is proud of the new developments which
have come about in BHS during his time.
Here he shows that teaching methods im-
proved greatly since the first day. Today
students are getting part of their education
with the help of mechanical devices, such as
the opaque and film projectors shown here.
Our school has come a long way since
1940 and Mr. Fischer has been a part of it
all. Balboa High School will continue to pro-
gress and in the next fifteen years, its stu-
dents will look back again.
But those students will never know Mr.
Fischer as we have known him and they will ^
never know the meaning of his departure
as we will know it. .. neve
Football pads await players before game.
Ronnie Crump has his ankle taped by Tom Mallory
Bulldogs Prepare for
Many people do not realize the preparation and
training which precede each football game. After long
hours of practice during the week, the night of the
game arrives. The players come two hours before the
game to receive their uniforms and to have their ankles
Coach Anderson gives last-minute instructions.
Afterthe team completes the warm-up exercises,
they return to the dressing room for last minute in-
structions from the coaching staff. Neither the end of
the game nor the end of the season stops this prepara-
tion. There is always another game or another season
to plan for.
Mike Fitch discusses the game with some of the players
L i Im.
Tim Maloney pounces on an A.'C. player.
Ken Phillips closes in to tackle George Case.
Balboa Defense Digs In
Bulldog defensive line crashes through the College line.
Rich Harrington digs for yardage against College.
Dan Thornburg eludes Cristobal tackler.
Offense on the Move
Norman Hall sweeps left end on a power play.
KEN PHILLIPS cools off at the football "water fountain."
NORMAN HALL fades back to pass against Cristobal.
Practice began in late August for the Varsity. One
hundred boys answered roll on the first day of prac-
tice, but by the end of the week only fifty tired players
remained. The following weeks saw the Bulldogs pre-
paring for the opening game. It also saw the first of a
number of players lost for the season. Buz Greene and
Stew Brown left with injuries, while Ted Smith trans-
ferred to Cristobal.
The Bulldogs met the enemy for the first time at
the Jamboree and played three scoreless ties. One week
later they defeated the Athletic Club 7-6. Then the bub-
ble burst. Balboa found itself on the losing end of the
score in the next five games. Six bulldogs: Andy
Brown, Tal Hibbert, Terry Dessert, John Rathgeber,
Norman Hall, and Mike Plucker joined the All-Stars who
defeated Cristobal 14-13 in the annual Palm Bowl
Coach Anderson and his staff prepared under-
classmen for future work with the varsity by beginning
a Junior Varsity football team. Twelve returning let-
termen promise a winning season in 1965.
1964 VARSITY FOOTBALL
B. H. S. OPPONENT
7...................... Athletic C lub ......... ....... 6
0 ............ .. Cristobal ....... ..... ... 32
7 ............. C. Z. C. .... . .... 12
0 ....... Athletic Club ............ 14
0 ............. Cristobal ........... ...... 20
0 ............. C. Z. C. ......-..... 27
FRONT ROW: Mike Plucker; Norman Hall; William Swanstrom; Dan Thornburg; Terry Dessert; Pat Swanstrom. SECOND ROW: James Brady; Ken
Phillips; Terry Barber; Toby Maloney; Tom Prescott; Anderson Brown; Ben Trotter; Tom Hale. THIRD ROW: Steve Wieland; John Rathgeber; John
Kotalik; Dick Brazezinski; Louis Husted; Darryl Morse; James Dolan; Doug Artley; Robert Boukalis. FOURTH ROW: Ronald Cdump; Pete
Hendrickson; Robert Askew; Fred Webster; Mark Larkins; Robert Evans; Larry Davis; Ed Lewis; Randy Jones; Jerry Brennan. FIFTH ROW: Lester
Mallory, Asst. Manager; James Jenner, Asst. Manager; Richard Harrington; Ed Wiese, Tom Mitchell; Steve Hatch; Art Greene; Richard Plucker;
Roy Wilson; James Cook, Manager.
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Emilio Valez hits for "two" against the Cristobal Tigers.
Rupert Turner stretches high to "float" one in.
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Eduardo Alfaro drives in for a layup against C.Z.C.
Bob Baggott blocks a C.Z.C. shot; Rupert Turner stops the pass.
A Balboa player fights with C.Z.C.'s Baranick for a rebound.
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Luther Quinn bounds high to give Balboa control of the jump.
The Balboa Bulldogs experienced a fine season in bas-
ketball this year, finishing with a 6-3 record in league competi-
tion. The team also won many exhibition games before the
season opener with Cristobal. After taking a 66-50 decision
from the Tigers, the Bulldogs went on to win three games
from the S.D.A.C. Cobras, one game from the C.Z.C. Green
Devils, and another game from the Tigers. Balboa spoiled a
perfect season for the collegians when the team overcame
the Devils 60-5,9 in the season finale.
Coach Brown concentrated on developing the team's
stamina and speed. The Bulldogs Jacked height necessary for
a slow deliberate offense and so they developed a running
type of offense. The fast break was used to wear down op-
ponents and to "break open" the games. Balboa used chiefly
the man-to-man defense, each player covering a special mem-
ber of the opponent's team. This combination of offense and
defense provided spectators with many thrills and lots of ac-
66 .----.. ........ Cristobal ......-.......... 50
74 ........- .......... C.Z.C. ........ -... .....- 87
70 ...---.....-.... Cristobal ................ 48
87 -..--.. Athletic Club ............. 56
75 .... ...-- ..- ..... C.Z.C. ....-..... .....- 88
82 ..-..-....-.. Athletic Club .---... ........- 51
42 ....- ........ .. Cristobal ........-......... 65
72 ...--....-..-..- Athletic Club .................. 53
60 ..---.............. .. C.Z.C. ....... ..-...-.. .... 59
FRONT ROW: Robbin Lane, Richard Richter, Bob Baggott, Luther Quinn
Emilo Velez, Art Baggott, Jim Cook, Coach Brown.
Coach Brown encourages his team.
Everett White, Rupert Turner. SECOND ROW: Larry Quinn, Dale Richards,
1965 VARSITY BASKETBALL
FIRST ROW: Roy Wilson; Stephen Parker; Fernando Hideaway; Dale Richards; Rick Griffet; Art Baggott. SECOND ROW: Mr. Hatchett; Steve
Torian; Jerry Brennen; Isacc Hays; Louis Houston; Charles Simmons.
Was it a foul or was it a jump ball?
The Junior Varsity Basketball team completed a
successful season. The J.V. played both in league and
exhibition games. The teams that the J.V. competed
against were the Cristobal and Canal Zone College
J.V. teams. The official games were all with the
Cristobal J.V. in which the Bullpups were able to win
two games and lose only one. In the first game the
Bullpups defeated the Cristobal Kittens, 33-32. In
another close game, 44-42, the J.V. tasted defeat at
the hands of the "other-side" team. The final contest
proved too much for the "Kittens" who were over-
whelmed 42 to 20 by the victorious Bullpups. Near
the end of the season Dale Richards and Art Baggott
were transferred to the Varsity. Mr. Hatchett drilled
the team on the fundamentals of basketball, and
worked closely with Coach Brown in practice sessions
with the Varsity. The J.V. was prepared for future
games with the varsity.
Stu Brown waits for the gun in the 440 relay.
Lowell Slagle paces himself in a long race.
A Bulldog sprints to the finish line.
Months before the track season actually opened,
nearly 50 trackmen were practicing. They ran laps
and did exercises every afternoon.
Time trials were held in the stadium on Wednes-
day nights. The Bulldogs with the best times in each
event were entered in the actual meets.
The Bulldogs finished third in each of the three
track meets. Two track meets were held at Cristobal
and one at Balboa. Cristobal High School won the
championship, coming in first in all three meets.
FRONT ROW: W. Swanstrom, T. Hibbert, J. Mitchell, L. Quinn, M. Morrow, S. Brown, L. Slagle, R. Kimsay, W. Hall. SECOND ROW: M. Guerney, R. Stinson, D. Cat, J.
Valez, G. Vaucher, E. House, G. Evans, R. Evans, P. Garcia. THIRD ROW: F. Tester, R. Harris, S. Laychak, L. Allen, D. Jergens, M. Meeboer, L. Haff, J. Cook, Coach Brown.
1965 VARSITY TRACK
B.H.S. C.H.S. C.Z.C. A.C.
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Varsity hopefuls line up for wind sprints.
The job of putting on a catcher's gear.
Jerry Lee plays a game of pepper while waiting for practice to begin.
Buz Greene takes a throw from the pitcher.
Jerry BrenRan hauls a long fly in.
Batting practice is needed every day.
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Larr Quinn picks off a."ho" one-- o first
Larry Quinn picks off a "hot" one on first.
Coach Rayburn shows him the correct way.
Baseball practice began in January with the
formation of Intramural baseball teams. Varsity
candidates went through three weeks of intra-
mural ball, playing games to get themselves in
shape for the varsity.
Varsity practice began in mid-February.
Coach Rayburn drilled the candidates not only
in the fundamentals of baseball, but also on
physical conditioning. The practices were held
after school and often on Saturday mornings.
They began with exercises and wind sprints, and
ended with batting and fielding practice. Five
returning lettermen spark the 1965 Bulldogs,
although a host of new candidates have shown
As we went to press the Bulldogs were
preparing for their first game.
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Miss Lehman talks over the coming match with a few of the team members.
Waiting for the match is not easy.
Pat Chandler strokes a backhand across the net.
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Kathy Chandler slaps one back in the first match.
Jane Wilson takes a bead on the little white ball.
Pat Chandler gets ready to swing.
Jane Wilson charges the net for a slam.
The Balboa High School Tennis team is divided
into a boys' team and a girls' team. The reason for
this division is that there are no courts big enough
to hold a combined boys' and girls' practice.
Both teams begin practice in early February and
they continue until April. The girls' team is under
the direction of Miss Lehman and practices every
afternoon on the Diablo courts. Matches are scheduled
against the girls' teams from both Cristobal Hig h
School and Canal Zone College. The boys' team has
a similar schedule, playing their rivals from C.H.S.
As we went to press, the boys' team had just
begun practice while the girls' team had beaten the
girls from C.Z.C.
Miss Lehman scores the first match with C.Z.C.
Becky Fall smashes an opening serve.
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Bentley Jenkins watches the "airplane" exercise.
There seems to be a few sagging bodies.
You may be wondering what swimming has to
do with this girl doing sit-ups. Sue Dessert is taking
part in a planned program of conditioning for varsity
The program consists of three phases. Phase 1
is a five week program of exercises; Phase 2 is a
three week period of water polo and still more exer-
cises; Phase 3 is the actual swimming.
Team members often practice 3 hours daily.
Sometimes as early as 6 A. M., you will find varsity
swimmers at the Balboa pool.
An ant's eye view during push-up drill.
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The "spike" is a hard shot to stop.
Sue Lessiack hits one for the champs.
FRONT ROW: N. Chadwick, S. Willenbrock, P. Basham. SECOND ROW: S. Lessiack; M. LeMaster, J. Lovelady.
The action was fast and furious at the
Balboa Bowling Alley last January. Nearly 30
girls participated in an Intramural bowling
program which lasted for three consecutive
weeks. Competition was based on total pin
fall and not on an individual competitive
basis. Bowling is a very popular sport, and
the girls who participate in the program at
Balboa find it lots of fun.
It is very convenient to have the Balboa
alleys so near at hand, but larger alleys may
be needed in the future for the growing
number of intramural bowlers.
Concentration is the key to good bowling.
To be a gutter-ball or not to be, that is the question.
A long line fills the sky with arrows.
One girl takes dead-eye aim on the target.
Archery is not a common sport, and it can be
dangerous if not properly supervised.
The girls' Intramural program allows girls to
participate in this sport and helps them to develop
The thirty girls who registered for archery this
year received both shooting and safety instructions
in the use of their fiberglass "longbows."
For a three week period during February, arch-
ery" was conducted beside the stadium fence. At
this same time, boys' track practice was being held
in the stadium. Anyone could notice an improve-
ment in their speed when the girls lifted their bows.
Archery is forgotten, and soon the girls move on to the basketball intramurals.
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A jump signals the beginning of a game.
She learns how to dribble tomorrow.
One afternoon last February, you may have
walked past the gym on your way home from
detention hall. If you had looked inside, you
would have noticed that the girls were playing
a strange type of basketball. A field goal or
"basket" came quite infrequently, and the girls
really cheered when a goal was made.
The girls' Intramural basketball program be-
gan in early February. Nearly 35 girls registered
and were placed on various teams, according
to their class.
The winning teams in each class played
each other for the school championship. The
basketball program stresses the fundamentals of
the sport and provides friendly class competition.
Foul shots can win or lose a game.
Close defense is necessary in basketball.
Everyone expects a shot soon.
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The Intramural Track program .for Boys
began in late December. On separate days
boys met from each of the four classes and
competed with each other. The boys who
placed first or second in their class met on
another afternoon to compete for the school
championship. Coach Brown recruited the
top three finishers in each event for the track
About 20 boys from each class partici-
pated in this program. Among the events
which were held were the shot-put, discus,
high jump, hurdles, dashes, and distance
runs. The seniors won the class competition.
The broad jump requires both speed and timing in order to make a long jump.
The shot-put is a track event which had its be-
ginnings in ancient Greece. Many years later it is still
a major track event.
The High School shot is a metal ball weighing
twelve pounds. College track teams use the sixteen
pound shot. The record for the Canal Zone is 56
feet with a twelve pound shot.
In this sequence of photographs, Mike Crosby
tries his luck at "putting" the shot.
The crouching position at the beginning of a throw.
Heaving it with all your strength.
The important follow-through.
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Swimming is not officially organized as
an Intramural sport by the Balboa High School
Athletic Department. Many students who plan
to be on the varsity swimming team keep
in shape at the Balboa pool. This is their
"Intramural" sport. The students who use
the pool have three purposes. First they wish
to develop their stamina and endurance,
secondly they want to "polish" their diving
form and swimming strokes. Lastly they want
to have a cool dip before hitting the books.
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Barbara Lewter flashes her backstroke form.
Jeff Sears gasps for a breath of air during a butterfly race.
"I think I made a boo-boo somewhere."
Practicing the back-dive.
One game is called-"See how close you can come to the board."
An athlete strains in the broad jump.
Balboa is nosed-out in this relay.
The change of batons occurs in the passing zones.
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The annual running of the Balboa Relays was
held on February 18th and 19th. This year's relays
were dedicated to Mr. Ted Hotz, a former principal
Teams were invited from all over the zone and
Panama. A team from Panama, representing the Dis-
trict League of Panama, won the overall team champi-
onship. Army Pacific was a close runner-up. The 100-
yd. dash record of 9.8 seconds was broken by a time
of 9.7 seconds.
Mr. Ted Hotz checks his watch after a race.
This member of the District League of Panama's team captured
the shot-put. Rainbow City defeated C.Z.C. and Army Pacific for a 440 relay victory.
Luther Quinn and Rupert Turner fight for a rebound. Baseball took sweat and determination.
A.C.'s Coffin hangs on to Rich Harrington.
Sometimes your team doesn't win every game,
but wouldn't it take the excitement and fun out for .
the spectator if our teams never lost a game?
Think back to that football game which was
played in the rain; remember the basketball game f. .
when B.H.S. defeated C.Z.C. 60-59. .
The Athletic Department has enjoyed presenting
the sports program of Balboa High to you. We tried "
to give all sports equal representation in the Zonian.
Enjoy your yearbook. It was a lot of work!
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FRONT ROW: D. Thornburg; J. Brady; D. January; C. Hawthorne; C. Klette. SECOND ROW: B. Parker; D. Artley; A. Esterline; M. Lair.
The purpose of the Bridge Club is to give
its members knowledge and appreciation of
the game. Among the projects they sponsor I
are a clinic in which students are coached and 41 "
expert bridge players are on hand to answer Al
questions, and the high point of the year, a
tournament, in which the members compete
for valuable prizes.
Grease paint, cues, and costumes are only part of
the behind-the-scenes activity of a play. There are sets
to be constructed, lines to be memorized, and actions
to be practiced until they are known perfectly. There
is lighting to be worked out, and publicity to be thought
of. This all requires many long hours of practice after
school and on Saturdays.
A certain amount of points are awarded for every *a ,
job. Once enough points have been earned, a Drama
Club member may become a member of the National
Thespians, a nationwide honor society.
Idette Johnson prepares Keith Petrie for The Tavern.
Drama Club and National Thespians
FRONT ROW: J. Bank; I. Johnson; N. Tinkler; N. Nehring, Secretary; S. Runnestrand, Vice-President; J. Widdecke, President; L. Saunders; A.
Stich; C. Muse; K. Johnstone. SECOND ROW: C. Conard; M. Bremer; E. Tinkler; J. Scigliane; M. Lesza; K. Craig; S. Bissill; J. Harbaught;' E.
McMunigle; K. Olsen; J. Sang; B. Jaizuis. THIRD ROW: C. Clinton; S. Parker; C. Kelser; J. Medcalf; G. Wertz; B. Spier; J. Murphy; D. Culhane;
C. Filo; S. Skaer; K. Gray; J. Campion; D. Fade; J. Gomez. FOURTH ROW: M. Saunders; A. Kinner; J. Walton; E. Ermish; K. Kinner; K. Brown; S.
Boyd; A. Proback; M. Reilly; D. Di Fronzo; M. Durbon; S. Reingardt; S. Alves; B. Churchville.
TOP PICTURE: FIRST ROW: C. Clinton; L. Huff, President; J. Marano; L. Armijo; D. Haky, V. President; M. Dubroff; S. Parker. SECOND
ROW: J. Holgerson; L. McClain; L. Morrow; M. Rogers; P. Green; K. Brady; J. Marano; B. Marano; M. Olayvar; S. Charbonneau. THIRD ROW:
S. Brown; M. Lair; L. Turbyfill; J. Ehlers; S. Luke; C. Frentley; C. Boswe!l; S. Droste; M. Toledo. FOURTH ROW: S. Reinhardt; M. Dudgeon;
R. Martens; L. Saunders; L. Johnson; K. Moeller; L. Helm; V. Hutchison; C. Schafer. BOTTOM PICTURE: FIRST ROW: L. Fortune; J. Goe; J. Wil-
son; J. Will; S. Adams; Mrs. Latimer; Mrs. Norton. SECOND ROW: E. Plata; G. Derrer; L. Jones; C. Boukalis; B. Haky; C. Kelsey; J. Parker; L.
Sellens, Sec.; K. McGee; J. Reisch; A. Cann. THIRD ROW: D. Boswell; D. Haff; J. Sang; R. Chance; B. Speir; S. Kotalik; M. Adair; D.
Schmidt. FOURTH ROW: C. Bromly; A. Byrd; F. Dignam; M. Wilson; S. Kaelin; G. Wilson; A. Bacot; E. Hovan; P. Braun; A. Lugo; V. Chancy.
Jo Ann Marano cleans up.
The F.H.A. strives to teach its members ways of
making overall community, family, and personal lives
more enjoyable by teaching them some of the various
skills of homemaking.
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FRONT ROW: S. Trim, Secretary; J. Lovelady, Vice-President; P. Basham, President; J. Wilson; G. Whitney. SECOND ROW: J. Lindh; K. Keys;
M. Garcia; J. Marfi; E. Beechner; P. Booth; K. Brady; E. Boehing; J. Hunt. THIRD ROW: H. Thompson; P. Hannigan; K. Stephenson; D. Cobb;
M. Guibert; J. Hunt; P. Albritton; F. Dignam; L. Fravenheim. FOURTH ROW: S. South; R. Hammetter; M. Miller; L. Newman; S. Lessiack;
D. Newman; B. Fall; B. Huerta; P. Coogan.
Each year, the girls who enjoy participating in v. . .
sports are given an opportunity to do so through the .. .l' ,'
G.A.A. under the sponsorship of Miss Julia Hardin, .V
sports of all natures are planned for the girls. Some of "-*
the sports which have a great deal of enthusiastic at- ." .'"
tendance are basketball, volleyball, archery, and tennis. .. A '
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Chalk and erasers are the main, but not the only,
tools of the Future Teachers of America. They help
teachers at the Balboa Elementary School, and at the
same time observe various teaching methods. But they
also make tape recordings of books for the use of the
blind lepers of Palo Seco. And at Christmas, they give
a party for Panamanian children.
Guest speakers are invited to the meetings and
often members themselves will give a talk on some
phase of teaching.
Future Teachers of America
FRONT ROW: E. Jackson; J. Rateau; B. Holmes; L. Eddleman; C. Bryson, Vice-President; B. Chancey, Secretary; B. Anderson, President;
T. Torres; R. McArthur; B. Wesley; Mrs. R. Bissett, Sponsor. SECOND ROW: P. Pelkey; J. Hunt; P. Chodakowski; A. Creque; L. Collister; D. New-
man; D. Cobb; P. Bartlett. THIRD ROW: J. Reynolds; E. Beechner; T. Nita; B. Brown; S. Speevak; J. Scigliani; C. Hawthorne; L. Myer; M. Gar-
cia; K. Kinner. FOURTH ROW: C. Mitten; A. Baggott; M. Redding; L. Finalson; L. Worsham; J. Hester. FIFTH ROW: P. Hatfield; K. Slager; A.
Kinner; K. Brown; M. Cooper; S. Tienbrock; C. Boswell; M. Anderson.
FRONT ROW: R. Sang; F. Dignam, President; M. Brady, Treasurer; S. Perra, Vice-President; M. Garcia, Secretary; J. Lord. SECOND ROW: C. Rose;
M. Dubroff; L. Collister; L. Worsham; V. Barnes; S. Brown: J. Goe; B. Anderson. THIRD ROW: F. Stabler; D. Boswell; D. Haff; K. Keys; C. Kelly;
S. Kotalik; P. Higgins, J. Vogel; S. Stewart. FOURTH ROW: B. Rose; A. Kinner; B. Fall; D. Boyd; D. O'Donnell; S. Wynshaw; M. Jilli; L. Denton.
Future Nurses of America
Working at Gorgas Hospital after school or on
weekends, visiting the Leposarium at Palo Saco or the
mental institutes at Corozal or in Panama City, gives
the Future Nurses of America a chance to see nursing
in action. Not only do they have these many field trips,
they also sponsor other activities. Every Halloween,
they collect candy for the Special Education classes, and
at Christmas, they make decorations for the patients at on
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Plucker; Mario Calleja; Jerry Lee. SECOND ROW: Ken Phillips; Toby Maloney; Art Greene; Pat Swanstrom; Luther Quinn; William Swanstrom;
Roy Wilson; Bill Egolf. THIRD ROW: Darryl Morse; Lowell Slagle; John Rathgeber; Gary Vouche; Duke Welson; Frank Disharoon, Treas.;
FOURTH ROW: Tom Male; Ed Wiese; Dan Thornburg; Jim Brady; Doug Artley; Bob Boukalis; Ronald Crump; John Fitzgerald. FIFTH ROW: Pete
Hendrickson; Richard Harrington; Dick Brzezinsk; Richard Plucker. SIXTH ROW: Richard Patton; Dennis Bryson.
S / / X The Lettermen's Club is an honorary club run by
S/ he lettermen themselves. Boys automatically become
,Nu aA- 1'/ e'*' ,'>: ./ lettermen when they have earned a letter in any var-
.r >sity sports. The requirements for earning a letter vary
Sf; for each sport. When the first letter is earned, the boy
F' r '" >,, /Mhd receives a certificate and one letter; ths i e only let-
r ter he receives in high school. When he fulfills the re-
\^ ^ ^" _~ *quirements for a particular sport, he receives an insig-
Snia to pin onto the letter. Team captains also receive a
: star. For second, third, and fourth years of participating
Sin a sport, a bar is given.
S.The Letterman's Club sponsors the football dance
Shield at the end of football season. The club is also a
service club. At the games they are busy selling sodas
Sto everyone. With the proceeds from the sales, they
M l EMO1 hold their annual banquet at the end of the school, year.
FIRST ROW: Roseanna McArthur; Patty Jones; Carol Muse, V. Pres; Susie Skau, Sec.; Idette Johnson, Pres.; Cora Herrera, Treas.; Helen Thomp-
son; Carol Weinstock. SECOND ROW: Judy Vosburgh; Sharon Lane; Antoinette Malene; Betty Salonick; Fernando Motenoso; Eawina Bittel;
Ellem Plata. THIRD ROW: Lester Mallory; Gerardo Quiros; Inis Hertz; Eloy Alfaro; Robert Vosburgh.
The French Club is designed to give those students
studying French an opportunity to become familiar with
the history, culture, and language of France outside the
classroom. The monthly meetings include many varied
activities. Members report on interesting historical
events of France, customs in France, or any other facts
to broaden the students' knowledge of the French way
of life. At other meetings, members present skits, play
French games, sing French songs or listen to music,
study literature, or watch films concerning France. After
each meeting, a typical French dessert is served, such I
as eclairs or bouche de novel (Yule log).
*F l^SA VFRONT ROW: L. Baglien; A. Spinelli; C. Avies; L. Prince;
N D. Warren; A. Winquist; M. Wiese; J. House; R. Hoenke.
SECOND ROW: K. Kerr; L. Saunders; C. Bryson; L.
Sl Johnson; V. Flumach; S. Roth; R. Prevost; S. Lessiack;
SP. Zelnick. THIRD ROW: S. Oczkowicz; B. Parker; J.
SBrady; L. Fontaine; T. Sizemore; M. Osborne; G. Linfors;
B. Daubin; D. Wilson; Mr. Small, Sponsor.
FRONT ROW; P. Earl; M. Rodriguez; G. Vaucher, Vice-President; 1. Johnson,
Secretary; J. Spinelli. SECOND ROW: M. Thompson; S. Bowman; T. Torres; B.
Jenkins; O. Stone; Mrs. Kohan, Sponsor. THIRD ROW: S. South; H. Waldron; K.
Warren; B. Anderson; C. Wallace; B. Salonick; P. Chandler; J. Sartan. FOURTH ROW:
1. Hertz; M. Edberg; L. Meyer; C. Collins; S. Parker; L. Naar; P. Meyer; K. Rob-
Mu Alpha Theta and Math Club
-- B The Mu Alpha Theta and Math Club is composed
of two integrated parts. The first, the Math Club, uses
many projects and reports to help its members in un-
derstanding the many different facets of mathematics.
These reports may range from Pythogoras to Einstein,
from magic squares to polygons.
The second part, Mu Alpha Theta, is a national
honor society for young people who are outstanding
*in the field of mathematics. The requirements for enter-
ing this society are that the student must have a B
average in Mathematics courses, and have taken at
least Algebra I and geometry. The new members to be
S" inducted into the society are usually selected from the
members of the Math Club.
FRONT ROW: F. Goulding; C. Price; M. Miller; S. Trim; D. Barnes; S. Holcraft. SECOND ROW: D. Justiniano; G. Tester; H. Metheny; P. Albritton;
M. Olayvar; K. Dolan. THIRD ROW: D. Vargas; H. Stewart; C. Price; C. Schafer; D. Hindman; M. Simpson; C. Henderson.
Way up on the third floor of the college building,
you will find some hard working students in the Secre-
tarial Lab busily typing various papers for the teachers.
Not only does the Secretarial Club sponsor this worth-
while project, they also collect candy for one of the
orphanages at Christmas. Guest speakers are invited
to their meetings and they have gone up to the Admin-
istration Building for a tour.
Delores Barnes and Sue Trim hard at work.
FRONT ROW: Mr. Carney, Sponsor; S. Adams; C. Herrea, Secretary; Z. Gonzalez, President; W. Marks, Vice-President; M. Milas, Treasurer; C. Villamil;
W. Duke; Miss Diaz, sponsor. SECOND ROW: M. Little; O. Beato; M. Ollar; L. Benitez; M. Garcia; A. Crefie; J. Milas; S. Samson; L. Ortiz; E. Benitez.
THIRD ROW: I. Gaudiano; L. Vargas; N. Kirmer; G. Garner; Y. Lee; E. Young; A. Lim; M. Davis; C. Quiros; W. Crawford; A. Ovaldia. FOURTH ROW:
V. Flumach; H. Garney; C. Zemer; B. Toothman; O. Lagassie; R. Brooks; L. Narr; R. Vosburgh; R. Beato; M. Jaramillo; G. Quiros.
Pan American Club
Christmas scene set up by Pan American.
Is your pollera ready? Are you going to the
What does all this mean??? Simply that it's
Carnival time again! And the Pan American Club,
which sponsors all Carnival activities around the
school, always manages to have more fun lined up
for us than the year before.
At their monthly meetings, one Latin Ameri-
can country is discussed. There is usually a movie
or slides, a guest speaker, and sometimes several
students will demonstrate the native dance of that
country. Refreshments are always served.
The Pan American Club also celebrates Pan
American Day with a program for the student body
in the auditorium.
406 under the sponsorship of Mr. Robinson. The club
FRONT ROW: S. Williams, Secretary; R. Tarr, Vice-President; R. Dryja, President; M. Sharp; S. Coone; S. Adam. ECOND ROW: K. O'Cornell; H. Mittag;
R. Young; K. Warren; J. Ray. THIRD ROW: C. Villamil; P. McGrath; J. Hirschl; B. Tilley; S. Roth; R. Hoyle. FOURTH ROW: B. Daniel; P. Shirley; F. South;
R. Winstead; G. Hernandez.
The Photo Club meets every two weeks in room
406 under the sponsorship of Mr. Robinson. The club
teaches amateur photographers the more complex
things of photography, such as how to get the correct
exposures for films, how films vary from one another
and how to compose a good picture. It also provides as
photography lab for those students who are interested
in making their own photographic prints. During the
school year several field trips are made to give the
members a chance to make photographs. Guest speak-
ers are also invited to give talks. Towards the end ofl"", .
the year, a school-wide contest is held for students to ." ..
present their better pictures, and compete for various li T
The club in general attempts to give those stu- l fc .-B ., W
dents who are interested in photography a chance to l
expand their knowledge, and provides facilities for de-
veloping and printing photographs. .
FRONT ROW: Z. Gonzalez, Vice-President; R. Prevost, President; C. Herra, Secretary-Treasurer; C. Arnold; D. Southwell; I. Johnson. SECOND
ROW: L. Baglien; M. Garcia; C. Quiros; M. Wiese; Mrs. Knapp, Sponsor. THIRD ROW: A. Goldfein; S. Bowman; V. Flumach; A. Winquist; H.
Waldon; J. Riesch. FOURTH ROW: G. Quiros; L. Johnson; J. Widdecke; C. Collins; K. Kaisch; L. Naar; C. Bryson.
Point of View Club
Books, authors, and reviews are not just
for libraries . . The Point of View Club also
uses these items at its bi-weekly meetings. Not
only do they review various books, they also
publish one, the Isthmian Inklings. This is a
collection of short stories, essays, and poems
written by the students of B.H.S and picked
by the Point of View Club as being the best
work done during the year.
SThe Senatus Populusque Romanis, more com-
monly known to the students of BHS.as the Latin
Club, was organized for the purpose of studying the
culture and customs of Rome and to learn its language.
The S.P.Q.R. is a member of the Junior Classical Lea-
gue, a national organization of latin clubs. The Latin
Club's big activity of the year is a Roman banquet,
usually held during March. The club members and
-all who attend wear togas, the Roman dress, and
Roman foods are served.
FRONT ROW: Mrs. Perry, Sponsor; L. Johnson, Praetor; B. Salonick, Vive-consul; D. Craddock, Recording Scribe; S. South, Consul. SECOND
ROW: P. Anderson; S. Markun; D. Bell; S. Coone; R. Gasperi; C. Dimmick; K. Warren; S. Palenchar. THIRD ROW: D. Kennedy; D. Fisher;
C. Vellamil; B. Lavender; D. Marchuck; T. Gojamerac; P. Lee; P. Hannigan.
FIRST ROW: Patty Jones; Kathleen Chandler, Vice President; Linda Naar, President; Karen Kerr, Corresponding Secretary; Ann Winquist, Re-
cording Secretary; Betty Jenkins; Bob Dryja. SECOND ROW: sitting, Mr. Banasick, sponsor; Patty Bicherstaff; Debbie Goldfein; Sandy Genther,
Treasurer; Robert Tarr; Larry Prince; Diana Ma; Pamela Higgins; Mary Andrews; Juanita Milas; Valerie Depiper; Sharon Bowman; Mary Ann
Winklosky; Weldon White. THIRD ROW: Sorrel Brown; Helen Thompson; Rodolo Young; Stan Wright; Steve Roth; Helen Waldron; Carol
Ann Wallace; Betty Salonick; Meredith Markun; David Botzenmayer; Gloria Duke; Susan Hall. FOURTH ROW: Regina Gasperi; Sharon Botzenmayer;
Anne Goldfein; Hardin Mittag; Ed Eder; Paul Florcruz; Boyd Quate; Olga Stone; Steve Naar; Paul Zelnick; Gabriel Hernandez; Dave Warren; Russell
LaFuente; Robert Payne.
Mr. Banasick, club sponsor, ponders the problem presented.
There are many purposes of the Balboa High
School Science Club. The club members learn about
science careers, opportunities in science, and the im-
portant role science plays in the world. They learn
how to follow their interests in the various fields of
science. Members also encourage others to take a true
interest in science. The Science Club has often been call-
ed the most active club in Balboa High. In past years
the club went on several field trips; this year, because
the membership of the club shot up, the club has had
to restrict its activities to having a program at each
regular meeting. Films and demonstrations are also pre-
sented to give additional information. The programs
are given by the students or by a guest speaker who
majored in a particular field.
Members of the club work on many other ac-
tivities. A few students worked on a science bibliog-
raphy project in the school library. The Bulletin Board
Committee posts items of interest, such as new dis-
coveries and theories in science. The club also has its
own newspaper, Chapter 659 Report. The club plans to
have more scientific films, conduct research projects,
and take more field trips within the Canal Zone.
Weldon White and Edmond Jilli contact ham radio operators.
Members Work Hard
The Science Club has its own radio station, KZ5HS.
The three boys on the Radio Committee send messages
to the United States and other overseas stations. From
many of these stations they also receive messages. The
three plan to conduct code classes in order to prepare
any members interested in earning an amateur license. f
At the beginning of the school year, two members
presented a well-covered program about amateur radio t A
and the radio theor.y. As a result, more of the members
have shown interest in ham radio operations.
Patty Bickerstaff posts the latest science news.
New members are escorted into the Initiation ceremonies.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
FRONT ROW: Z. Gonzalez; M. Wiese, Secretary; L. Johnson; K. Chandler; C. Quiros; S. Genther; I. Johnson. SECOND ROW: C. Carlton; L.
Naar; M. Cooper; S. Lessiack; V. McCoy; A. Winquist. THIRD ROW: R.Hoenke; G. Kennington; Vice-President; F. Wilder, Treasurer; FOURTH
ROW: B. Tarr; B. Daubin; R. Prevost; P. Meyer, President.
FRONT ROW: J. House; H. Manning; C. Bryson; E. Alfaro; M. Milas; L. Lane; R. Everson. SECOND ROW: K. Robbins; D. Hindman; V. Taylor; L.
Sanders; V. Flumach; P. Chodakowsky; L. Douglass. THIRD ROW: C. Joyner; L. Fontaine; J. Hirschl; G. Linfors; B. Parker; D. Warren. FOURTH
ROW: D Thornburg; S. Brown.
The National Honor Society is an honorary organi-
zation established for the purpose of encouraging good
working habits in students. To be a member, a student
must be of good moral character, have high grades, be
a leader or a good worker in the school, and have
served his school, his home, and his friends faithfully.
By making a student meet these qualifications the
National Honor Society limits its membership and
encourages other students to put forth an effort in
Roger Hoenke speaks at fall initiation ceremony.