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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Table of Contents
        Table of Contents 1
        Table of Contents 2
    Title Page
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        Page 2
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        Page 3a
    Student life
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    Mini magazine
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-acing to the Finish Line.
The 1989 Zonian staff found
this theme to accurately
convey our life styles in Panama.
Several new aspects in Balboa
High School during the 1988-1989
school year led to the use of this
The decline in student popula-
tion decreased the number of bo-
dies rushing to get to class.
.l Girls' sports were added, causing
more athletic competition.
S. Inter-class competitions added
S to the school spirit race and moti-
ovation of the student body.
S'~ ',/*''e Balboa High School raced to its
S . finish line.

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S- .tion Building hill.

Closing 2

Holding on for dear lifel Mark
Anthony Perez takes on a Zonian
tradition by sliding down the Ad-
ministration Building hill.


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Life is a banquet, and
some poor suckers
are starving to
death!" Well, we don't have
anyone "starving" to death
at Balboa High School.
Student life starts from
the first day of school and
lasts till the last day of
school. It includes social
meetings in the hallways,
dances, pep-rally's, spirit
days, dating, parties, lunch,
New Year's, PCC students,
Carnival, Early graduates,
and of course, you the peo-
This year the "Student
Life" section included a
new addition called "Mini-
mag". Mini-mag includes

all the events that influ-
enced the student body at
BHS. Some examples are:
The presidential elections,
the seventy-fifth anniversa-
ry of the Panama Canal, the
superstars of the 1988-89
school year, and polls from
BHS students.
"Student Life" contains a
pictorial of events that stu-
dents have been involved
in. We hope that when you
look back upon the pages
you will smile.
This section is dedicated
to all the students at BHS.
This is for you. Many stu-
dents will be gone after this
year whether because of
graduation or because their

family is with the military.
We hope that you will take
with you the memories of
Jamboree, Homecoming,
Christmas Formal, Cama-
valitos, and all the wonder-
ful memories that are gath-
ered from BHS.
We hope that when you
are old and grey, you will
remember the night you
and your buddies decided
to go carousing before the
school dance, or when you
had a chance to steal the
Bulldog from the 100's,
later to abandon it in the
girls' bathroom. We hope
you will look back on BHS
years from now and remem-
ber how good life was.

The essence of Student Life. Mark
Home and Mark Caffrey show off
their spirit before school in the


Student Life e



any people do not realize the activity that goes
on before the first day of school nor do they
remember those who did the work. The mem-
bers of the Student Association spent most of their
summer preparing for the new school year. They were
busy making arrangements to use the auditorium for
orientation, having programs made, asking groups to
speak at the assembly, and finding students who were
willing to be guides for the new students.
The S.A. also relocated the school store from the
main office area to room 100. "The moving was relative-
ly easy, but we soon found out that we needed to have
the air conditioning fixed and electrical outlets in-

S.A. Secretary, Carl Dragseth, devoted his lunchtime to sell S.A. cards
and candy.

Student Life P 6

stalled," commented Michelle Montgomery, S.A. Presi-
The class officers also worked hard to make the first
day of school memorable for their classes.
The senior class officers made dozens of miniature
blue graduation caps and hung them in the 100's. They
also hung a banner in front of the school that said,
"Welcome Seniors!"
The juniors and sophomores also hung posters.

Students check the list in the 100's hallway to find their homeroom

Seniors Brian Cochran and Mike Cribbs go to Mrs. White to get advice
on course selections.



hatter filled the air as parents flooded the halls of
BHS. "How does Joey find his way around this
place?" and "Look there are Mr. and Mrs.
Smith!" Comments as these flooded the air. It ap-
peared to be a twentieth high school reunion, but was
"Back to School Night."
"Back to School Night" was held on September 14 at
7:00 p.m. Parents filled the halls, carrying their sons or
daughter's class schedules and maps of the school.
When asked what she learned about BHS from "Back to
School Night," Mrs. Kirby replied, "I discovered the
teachers to be very amiable and cooperative and the
facilities greatly improved."
Eighteen members of the National Honor Society
were present to serve as guides.

Parents of students in Mr. Young's class get a view of their children's

Mr. and Mrs. Deslondes find

During the break between 4th and 5th periods, parents flood the halls
to get doughnuts and coffee.

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Examining their daughter's schedule,
their way around BHS.



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and Jeff Knappen-

the introduction of their team by commentator Joyce.


The pep rally held on Sept. 2 was organized by the Student Association. Officers prepared
for the pep rally as the students entered the stadium.


"Y-U-K-1, It's great to be a senior", screamed
Eileen Bradley while she danced with Edwin
Diaz and Janet McCormack on the field.


kay, this event is sponsored
by oreoo cookies' and straw-
berry flavored 'koolaid',"
said Steven Joyce, the commenta-
tator of the pep rally, at the begin-
ning of the event while he waited
for students to get out to the
As the students hurried out onto
the field, the classes let their spirit
go by laughing, screaming, and
yelling. Steven played his "mini-
legacy" through the sound system
to arouse spirit. He then asked the
classes who really ruled BNS.
There were two types of spirit
contests. Each individual class was
to decorate a hallway, and bleach-
ers were to be filled with banners,
spirit signs, and different posters.
The seniors won in both events.
The sophomores placed second
and the juniors finished third.

The Student Association added
five new events to the pep rally:
"The Wave", performance by the
dance team, and three individual
dance contests among the classes.
While the students waited for the
announcement of the football
teams, and performances by the
dance team and cheerleaders, S.A.
sponsor, Mr. Waugh started "The
Wave." "The wave" really worked
well with the kids. I think we'll con-
tinue to use it," said Mr. Waugh.
The football teams were then
called out onto the field. Green
Devils, Cougars, Red Machine, and
Bulldogs in order of cheerleader
performance. The dance team
made their first debut, and the sen-
iors ended the race by going out to
the field and showing their spirit by
dancing to "Push-It" by Salt-n-
Pepa. The other classes could not
dance due to the lack of time. "The
pep rally was a lot of fun and was a
great way to start off the school
year," said Stephanie Russelberg.

"Ahh Push-it." Jennifer Rodgers, Todd Un-
derwood. Ken Crowley and Tanya Pratt danced
with classmates of senior class.

Student Life

After being asked who really rules BHS by
commentator Joyce, the sophomores follow
their leader, Valerie Forster, by chanting,
"Sophomores are number one!"


"Do not enter, no underclassmen allowed,"
was the sentiment of seniors as they
cheered for their class at the first pep rally.

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After the pep rally, Carrie Copier took a break
to brace herself for the bus ride to Cristobal

The beginning of the daily race was antici-
pated by Sherdina Finney, Shonda Williams,
Kristin Schafer, and Vannette Warner.
"Open wide and scream for senior pride."
Charles Rogers and Luis Almendral show
their enthusiasm in the senior bleachers at
the pep rally.

Pep Rail) 9



friends old and new are
unique people with their own
special talents. Some as-
sume the role of coaches in the
race of life, but somehow, we all
unify to struggle through it togeth-
From the beginning of the school
year until the end, friends are
there. You share fear and frustra-
tion, as well as the joy and mo-
ments in the race, Annabelle Velez
and Robbie Thrift responded, "No
matter how hard things get, we al-

Gathered outside the S.A. store, students
Steven Torres, Edwin Diaz, Tanya Uhora-
chak, Robbie Thrift, Katya Holdsworth, and
Michelle Alonso exchanged latest gossip.

ways stock together through thick
and thin."
Do you remember when you were
running to the finish line and
thought you'd never make it
through that last lap? You did it,
with the help of those special
Special moments and special
people are two good reasons to
take a break from the race, and re-
alize how important friends are.
Treasure the memories, and al-
ways remember WE MADE IT!

Time Out. Grace Brown, and Palas Burke
stopped to catch action between classes.


As these students raced to the BHS football
field for the first pep rally, Janet Cazabon
said, "Ana Lampas is always at my side."
"10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5. 4 3, 2, 1 Everyday
April Williams, Roberto Seeley, Jeanette An-
tongiorgi. Karla Johnson, Sona White, and
Dana Gorden made their final countdowns
to go home, as they await their buses.

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Gouls and goblins.
Jack-o'-lantems and
black cats. Candy
corn and red hots. The spir-
it of Halloween was brewing
at BHS.
Friday, October 28, was
declared Halloween Spirit
Day by the Students Associ-
ation. Students and faculty
were encouraged to show
off their creativity by enter-
ing in the costume competi-
tion during lunch.
Jennifer Rouse won first
place for the female cate-
gory dressed up as a Q-tip,
and David Vasquez won for

the males dressed as a PCC
Green Devil cheerleader. "I
was really going for origi-
nality. I think one day of
embarrassment was worth
$25.00," said Jennifer.
The faculty competition
was stiff. Mrs. George won
first place. "I had no idea
'New Coke' could win!" said
a surprised Mrs. George.
Mrs. Macmillan, who was
substituting, won second
place for dressing up as a
Hershey Kiss. Third place
was won by Mr. Waugh with
this depiction of the last
DODDS teacher in 1999.

Disguised as Snow White and Dopey, Rachel Frey and Maria Capps take
their bows for their fabulous costume designs.

When asked where she go the idea
for dressing up as a Hershey Kiss.
Mrs. Macmillan replied, "I was al-
ready chocolate, all I needed was a
Members of Mrs. Sosa's Political
Geography course, Michael
Cribbs, Marcos Gonzalez, and Bri-
an Cochran pose as OPEC minis-


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lack, brown, and or-
ange spiders swayed
creepily from webs
clinging to the ceiling. Or-
ange and black paper cov-
ered the walls and lights
lent a seasonal festivity to
"the GAP". After two weeks
of planning and labor, it
was ready for the first dance
of the school year.
The tickets allowed for
entrance to the dance and
to the JROTC haunted
house, held in the Balboa
LEGACY kept the music
spinning from 8:00 p.m. till
the bewitching hour of mid-
The chaperones (Mrs. Py-
lant, Mrs. Hansen, Mrs. Lew-
is, and Mr. Waugh) kept an
eye on the students to
make sure they were on
their best behavior when
Mr. Holland came to
"check-out" the scene.
"Even though it was lame
the first few minutes, it got
better," commented Ben

Mrs. Lewis stated that the
decorations were great and
that the students were well
behaved and having fun.
Sammie Thompson ad-
ded, "It really kicked off the
school year," and Carlos
Hattabaugh said, "At the
beginning it was very lame,
but as the night progressed
it got a lot better. The deco-
rations were pretty good,
but you could only see
them when the lights were
on, and they weren't on
very much."
No one even batted an
eye when the air condition-
er gasped its last breath.
Students stayed to dance
the night away. Even when
the music "gave up the
ghost" there were some
who called out for the party
to continue.
Many students stayed
afterwards to help tear
down decorations. Some
were found snatching spi-
ders for souvenirs while
others sat in the front room
for a breath of cool air.



Dressed as the vampires from The Lost Boys, Tiffany Sullivan and Pat
Sitarz demonstrate their stuff.

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A shy pumpkin, Heidi Mendenhall, gets ready to read an article on drugs
to the fellow students in her psychology class.
Maria Black shows herself as a bag ofjellybeans before her third period
class. Meanwhile, Mrs. Macmillan tries to maintain discipline in her class-



Student Life




imagine that you were the Mad
flatter from Alice in Wonder-
land. You had a very important
place to go and little time to pre-
pare for it. When asked about pre-
paring for the Jamboree, Bulldog
Princess Lisa Deslondes respond-
ed, "Rush, rush, rush, primp and
blush. After getting ready to parade
around the field in seven minutes, I
had ineffable feelings. I felt like an
Olympian." Other princesses wer-
en't worried about the race. Jackie
Brogie, Red Machine princess said,
"I felt proud to know that my favor-
ite group of guys (Red Machine)
chose me." Amy Vowell, Cougar
princess felt honored as well.
There was a total of seven buses.

Three were used for individual
classes (Sophomores, Juniors, and
Seniors), and four others for the
football teams.
The Jamboree is a Cristobal High
School tradition. It is held annually
on the Atlantic side. The purpose of
the Jamboree is to introduce the
new football players and cheer-
leaders. Each year, the football
teams choose one princess to re-
present the squad. They are escort-
ed by two captains of the team. The
cheerleaders and dance team per-
formed at half time.
Refreshments were sold through-
out the evening, along with pen-
dants, buttons and tee-shirts.

A moment in time-Red Machine Jamboree Princess.
Jackie Brogie gave us her "honored" smile as she
entered the field.

Senior illuminated symptoms of"senioritis" at After receiving the flowers for coronation as
pep rally. Molly Dreckman and Luis Almendral Cougar Princes, Amy Vowell waited to join
got psyched up for the race to the Atlantic side. the ceremonies for Jamboree.

Into the ring stepped Bulldog Princess Des-
londes, by parading around the CMS field.



ho? What? When?
\\ helc ? How? Why?
The five W's and
one N are six familiar ques-
tions we ask in many situa-
tions. However, when
Homecoming approaches,
students have been known
to make up their own six
Homecoming questions.
Who am I going to ask?
What will I wear? When will I
ask him/her? Where will we
go for dinner? How will I get
the money to afford this?
The Student Association
provided students with an
array of activities to try to
beat the "Homecoming
Blues." We decided to have
five different things going
on at once to keep the audi-
ence entertained. We have
learned that students don't
like to sit and watch one
thing. "Their attention span

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is very short," said S.A.
President, Michelle Mont-
There were five S.A. spon-
sored spirit raising events
students could participate
in. They consisted of hall-
way decorating, dress-up
days, float decorating, pep
rally activities, and the
Homecoming Dance.
Hallway and dress up
themes varied from class to
class. Sophomores used
"Heaven and Hell," Juniors
used "My Name is Pana-
ma," and Seniors used
"Wild, Wild West." the
dance, held at Curundu Ju-
nior High School from 8:00
p.m. to 12:00 a.m., followed
the theme of "Las Vegas
Share and share alike. After throw-
ing a cream pie at Mrs. Short's face
during one of the Homecoming
festivities, Nesa Helm had to laugh
as she saw the backlash hurting
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Gracefully showcasing a Panamanian "Pollera", Spanish Club Queen Gilda Berman
stood proud on the Homecoming Float for the crowd. "I felt so honored to be chosen
to represent the club, like Cinderella stepping out."

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Frustrated fans, April King and
Mei-Ling Lavecchia, expressed
looks of disapproval as they
watched the teachers defeat sen-
iors in volleyball.

Tricycle Racer, Lisa Moffitt, ped-
dles her way to victory for the sen-
ior class at the Homecoming Pep

Making a back-breaking return,
Steven Torres scored one extra
point to lessen the gap between
seniors and faculty on the field.

"The lights must go on," said S.A.
secretary Jo Carlise, as she and
Patrick Michaelis worked on con-
structing "Las Vegas Night" for the
Homecoming Dance.



The Jingle Bell Rock is demonstrated by J.J. and Kevin in a line of
Souplt s, at the Winter Formnal. That's the Jingle Bell Rock." said J.J. as
she jammed.

Reigning at the top of the Ice Castle are Winter Formal King and Queen.
Jeri Wheeler and Jason Sweency. The event was sponsored by the Senior




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"HO, HO, HO1" said Jenn Rodgers
and Mrs. Schramm as they greeted

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(Please sing to the melody
of "Jingle Bells.")
Dashing through the
halls, Christmas
spirit way; O'er to
class we go, Complaining
all the way (Ugh, Ugh,
Ugh); Bells about to ring,
Making teachers cry; "Oh
when will we get out of
here?, vacation starts to-
Oh! Peas and Corn,
Squash and Beans,
Canned Goods all the way;

Limo rides and candy raf-
fles, decorations made; To
fulfill our Christmas spirit,
giving everyday; A time for
giving, sharing too, on
Baby Jesus's day.
Mr. Waugh sings, "Bah,
hum-bug" all the day, Mrs.
Piper rings, "Wise Invest-
ments pay;" "A Christmas
Wish", and ''Midas
Touch" were honored that
day, singing grams by ju-
nior class embarrassed
their prey.
Oh! Peas and Corn,

Squash and beans,
Canned Goods all the way;
Limo rides and candy raf-
fles, Decorations made;
To fulfill our Christmas
spirit giving everyday; A
time for giving, sharing
too, on Baby Jesus's day.
Candy grams were sold,
"Genuine" Thespian
made; College fairs were
staged, for College bound
students' aid.
Never forget, the signifi-
cance of this day; A time
for giving and sharing, for
the loving holiday!


"Aren't we gorgeous?" said Tracy Hun-
saker and Louis Martinez as they float on
an Ice Castle cloud of love.

Helium balloons bobbed from
the ceiling, an ice castle glit-
tered from across the room,
and couples swayed together to the
rhythm of the music.
Winter Formal, sponsored by the
senior class, was held at Amador Offi-
cer's Club from 8:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Music was by Legacy.
"The night was memorable be-
cause I was able to share it with some-
one very special," said a radiating Su-
san Martinez.

The Zonian staff also tried to add to
the memories of Winter Formal by raf-
fling a limousine to use for four hours.
Stephanie Helin won the raffle and
"did up the town".
"The most fun part of the dance
was when everyone decided to let
loose and do the locomotion!" com-
mented Jo Carlisle.
Todd Underwood added, "The mu-
sic and the simplicity of the decora-
tions made it a great night."

Plotting the theft of the Helium
balloons on the ceiling of the
dance are Sonya Latta and Ivan
Dressing up. Coronating of the
Court, and picture taking are just a
few of the formalities of being cho-
sen member of a Winter Formal
Court. After the ceremonies, Wen-
dy Forster. Rob Thrift, Jeri Wheel-
er, Jason Sweeney, Carl Dragseth,
Maria Capps. Brian Lieberman,
and Stephanie Russelberg took
their last picture.

Winter r rrmil '17



Imagine if the two spinsters next door
were responsible for the murders of a
few lonely old men who boarded with
them. This was the plot for BHS's fall pre-
sentation of Arsenic and Old Lace by Jo-
seph Kesselring.
This comedy was presented on October
28-29 and November 4-5..
The cast and crew spent months prepar- v
ing. Their Saturdays were spent creating
the Brewster's living room and their week-
days were consumed by rehearsals that A
lasted until late in the evening.
Ironically, late this November, a Califor- jt
nian landlady was accused of poisoning
her tenants for their social security checks. 1
Police unearthed 7 shallow graves in her
back yard.

.ist_ Lr; bb. and1 Mar Jha Brc.ster hank
Elaine lor Iqoin, to the theatre 1ithi Mro
t(nir rhei are happ\ thai ii Molrtimlr has
it (40J I tlhi ih( thcair at a31 he is in ime
:(Tparn\ o .N minitlher djuolhtcer

Front Rot N H %oodrow R fre, \ Forster
5 Lo\ h Putnam A Fries L lzbir'hl h
C.jHre Bark hon\ Mr J Johnston C hel
son Ro\o J Fiere T Maisit R L ainres
B L.ichtrmnn 4 Ibckrhi C DragsCth I
Mltr D Henderson C Uniderwood R Sani
udl. C BErrcan '\ forster P Mirchcls Mrs.
I) Nelson


Abby Brewster
Rew. Dr. Harper
Teddy Brewster
Officer Brophy
Officer Klein
Martha Brewster
Elaine Harper
Mortimer Brewster
Mr. Gibbs
Jonathan Bre% ster
Dr. Einstein
Officer O'Hara
Lieutenant Rooney
Mr. Witherspoon
Mr. Hoskins

Jan Pierce
Rolando Linares
Derek Henderson
Brian Lieberman
Carl Dragseth
Tina Maisto
Catherine Nelson
Mark Boiwer
Alex Ro\o
Tom Myer
Aaron Izbicki
Ra mond Samuels
Wend) Fries
Chris Berrean
Valerie Forster

Twenty minutes before show-time, Mark Bower. Tina
Maisto, and Jan Pierce demonstrate the special make-
up that transforms them into their characters.

"Gee, I hope Idon't hit my finger!" said Alex
Royo while hammering in a wood support
for the Brewsters dining room. Set construc-
tion was one of the most time consuming
and difficult aspects of creating the play.

Student Life



Friends Angeline Rowland, Karen Kirby, Kara Twohy,
Michelle Berry, Karen Stromberg, and Jennifer
Sweeney resolve to get to the cafeteria early so they
won't have to wait.

Hopeful smiles for a prosperous New Year are dis-
played on the faces of Robert McDonald and Carl

g m-
1SI ^ -

Nancy Tiblier
Amy Vowell
Ashley Falcon
Yvonne Fishbough
Iliana Rodriquez
Yo Koitani
Takakiro Nakasu
Din Wei-Chung
Jennifer Rodgers
Doug waning
Craig Meyer
Mike Brazelton
Ismael Rios
Stephanie 1elin
Yessenia Rogers
Carrie Copier
Celeste Brown
Melissa Bowman
Leanne Thrift
Aida Angel
Shirley Krapfl
Mark Caffrey
Tiffany Sullivan
Patricia Sitarz
Shanaz Awan
Mari Anglada
Robert McDonald
Melinda Griffin

To get over Will this year.
To be a good little girl.
To sue my real father.
To stay faithful to Matt.
Try to get along with everyone.
Improving my grades.
To have many friends.
Have a nice year for everyone.
To be good to everyone.
To stop cursing.
For the utmost to win the cayuco race.
To not make and New Year's resolutions.
To stop looking at girls' behinds in the halls.
Stop hitting Eric.
Stop talking in Mr. Jaen's class.
To get better grades.
To be more friendly, and go out more.
To lose five pounds.
To stay out of trouble.
To settle down.
To eat more fish to lower my cholesterol.
To get home before my curfew.
To pass Algebra II.
Graduate and party from there in.
To get an A+.
Stay out of trouble.
To win a basketball game.
To stay with my boyfriend.


"TROUBLEI I wish I could stay out of it," said Mar
Anglada as she sat with Belita Cargill, Ivette Thom-




H holding hands. Side
glances S% eat.
palms. Nervous
twitches. These are all s3 mp-
toms of dating.
The places in the zone
most frequented b BHS Cou-
pies while dating are: Anth-
ony's Pizza Place Hoard or
Clayton movie theaters the
Yacht Club and occasionallN
the Club House.
A. ,When asked ,where the.
.usually go on a date Kim
Thompson replied. It usual-
ly doesn t matter as long as
Kristin Schafer and Fred Gomoll spend their lunch together in the 400's

we re together. Us For-
A few adventurous BMS
couples could be found
downtown at 7--Ele.en
buying slurpies. dancing at
Magic dancing at the Mar-
riott. watching the band Cri-
sis at M) Place. or dancing
the night away at Bacchus.
Couples could also be
found at sports events such
as football games basket-
ball games and tennis

Always together, juniors Tradene Smith and Axel Atongiorgi pose for a

Kim Thompson and Torrey Gragg rendezvous after sixth period to dis-
cuss plans for Friday night.


Chris WilIharn',ana 4rnna Mj,cr stop a Itheir locker 1o0 a quick c na beItet'll

Student Life


During the first few
days of school at Pa-
nama Canal Col-
lege, alumni walked the
halls dreading to bump into
one of "them". Some of
"them" had been spotted
in the biology lab, philos-
ophy class, and the photog-
raphy darkroom. "They"
had even invaded the
lounge. "They" were BHS
students attending PCC un-
der the concurrent enroll-
ment plan.
The concurrent enroll-

ment plan was started dur-
ing the 1987-88 school year
for seniors. There were two
program plans seniors
could enter; one was a tu-
ition waived plan, and the
other was a tuition paid
Tuition waived students
needed a 3.0 GPA, a letter
of request from their par-
ents, approval from the
principal, and permission
from the Dean of PCC. They
also had to enroll at BHS for
a minimum of one class.

Tuition paid students
were not required to hold a
3.0 GPA; however, they had
to pay their own tuition and
meet the same require-
ments that applied to tu-
ition waived students.
Many concurrent enroll-
ment students found that
there were some advan-
tages to belonging to the
"I liked the fact that they
weren't concerned whether
you were tardy or absent.
They left it up to the stu-

dent," said a content Mark
"I liked being able to see
friends from previous years
that I would have missed at
BHS this year," commented
Jean Gramlich.
There were, however,
some drawbacks. Many pro-
fessors did not give make-
up tests, and a few were
known to lock out tardy pu-

Concurrent Enrollment/21

Carnavalito" (oth-
ernise known as
Little Carnival),
was created by
the Spanish Club with
the purpose of celebrat-
ing Hispanic heritage.
This year the event was
held at Ft. Amador Offi-
cers' Club. There, the

members of the club
showcased beautiful
decorations, typical
dancers, Panamanian
food, and all night danc-
ing with their friends and
"I was proud of the
success," said Gilda Ber-
man, Carnaval Queen.

Elaborately costumed Spanish Club Princesses. Michelle Toledano, Aida
Angel, and Aurora Salazar admire the performance given by other mem-
bers of the court.


"To Jump, or not to jump?." That
was the question Mike Monson
asked himself as he hung from the
Cocoli bridge.
Lost in love is Laurie Mangum as
she sits with boyfriend Brian Coch-
ran on steps at lunchtime.

Beauty, tradition, family, friends, honor, parties, 'Toldos." "Mojaderas," balloons, floats, festive costumes.
salsa music, "Damas." "Caballeros," and alegria are only a few of the elements that make up the Spanish
Club's annual Carnavalito/Comparsa.

*.. -.r. 7 A-. ,

"Thumbs up for the Class of 89.
and a boo for school." said Tracy
Hlusaker, Steph Russelberg, and
Michelle Toledano as they stood in
front of the Cocoli Bridge on Sen-
ior Skip Day.


Solve, February has
often been de-
clared "The Month
of Love," but this year at
BHS, February was full of
a smorgasborg of events
which were dedicated to
The Computer Club
held two events: a Valen-
tine's Dance, and "Com-

puter Dating Survey
(which served as a list of
The Spanish Club cele-
brated their annual Car-
navalito/Comparsa in
honor of Hispanic histo-
Two guest speakers.
Gary Davis and Col. Bu-
ford, came to give stu-

dents assemblies on
their topics: Christianity,
and the importance of
Black history. Later, the
Wild, Wild Seniors
showed their love of the
Class of '89 by skipping
school on traditional
skip day for seniors.

Student Life 22


"We're just GOOD friends." said
Jo Carlisle as she tickled her friend
Pat during lunchtime.
"Gracias." said Gllda Berman, as
she received her coronation flow-

LC -_ ~h-

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i 1.

Hungry for lunch, Randy Garmon and Edward McDonald inspect the empanadas and pizzas of a
local vendor.
Standing at their usual hangout during lunch. Derrick Townsend, Julissa Brown, Junior Fallin
and Terrel Lewis listen to their walkman's.


It was 11:45. The halls became flooded
with hungry teenagers. Popcorn started
to pop in room 100; lines started to
form in the cafeteria, and students started
to cluster around the S.A. store.
For those who chose not to eat in the
cafeteria, JROTC sold hot dogs and a vari-
ety of sodas. Empanadas, cookies and
"mystery meat on stick" were sold on the
street corner behind the 400's.
Many students just saved time by buying
two or three candy bars from the S.A. store
so they had time to mill around the 100's
and socialize.
Students could be found anywhere: from
sitting on the front steps of the school to
McDonald's in the center of Panama City.

I1 9


.tIlr racing to McDonald s RKan Coon indulges on
Biq Mdcs jnd milkshhak's

Student Life


Cautiously, Chris Matson works on illustra-

A thin man with a big appetite, Mark McConnell
enjoys ROTC food after a vigorous workout.

Deep thinking "steel." Carey Goehle, concen-
trates on a drafting project.

Everything has its funn side, shows Anyas
Nolte during a tennis practice.

Cooperative work is better work prove Alex
Chaniotis and Chris Toshok as they study U.S.

Student Life/25


Primus gradum acade-
micum. If you are unfa-
miliar with these
words, then you probably
aren't aware of the Early Gra-
duate Program offered at
The Early Graduate Pro-
gram was offered to students
who had completed the nec-
essary 20 credits.
The following 14 students,
who graduated in January,
did so for many different rea-
sons. When asked the ques-
tion," Why did you decide to
graduate early?," students
replied: to start college,
work, leave Panama, and
some responded to get out of
high school!"

"High school was begin-
ning to get boring, and I want-
ed to get on to bigger and
better things College,"
said Stacy Wilson.
So, if you are a junior in
high school, and haven't
planned your senior year;
early graduation might be for

The following students were
BHS Early Graduates:
Yessica, Alexander
Amy Blackford
Montserrat Bojalil
Adam Coon
Sarah Forbes
Katya Holdsworth
Heidi Mendenhall
Jeannie Marohl

Antonio Pereira
Patricia Sitarz
Tanya Uhorchak
Stacy Wilson
Mary Minor
Young Soo Kim


Patricia-I would like to be an

Sarah-I want to major in Art

Tanya-I'd like to work in com-
mercial marketing/communi-

Stacy-I'm going to Lousiana

Tech to become an engineer.

Jeannie-l'm going to Califor-
nia to start my career in Cos-

Amy-I'd like become the own-
er of a chain of Lingerie Bou-

"I would like to say a special
thank you to Mrs. Othon for
her friendship, which I will
cherish forever."


Happily standing at the Balboa head, and at the end of their high school
years are Sarah Forbes and Amy Blackford.

S4- .

Bursting out with joy from the main hall doors of BNS are Tanya Uhor-
chak, Pat Sitarz, Ileidi Mendenhall, Amy Blackford. Adam Coon, and
Sarita Forbes. The beginning of the second semester often means more
work, but to these early graduates, the party is just beginning.



"tudent Life

7-7-7 V
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by Wendy Forster
he Supreme Court
ruled on Jan. 13
that censorship of
a student newspaper by
public officials was not
unconstitutional as long
as it was "reasonably re-
lated to legitimate pedi-
logical concerns" and
had a "valid educational
. Justice Byron R. White,
said school officials, act-
ing in their "capacity as
publisher of a school
newspaper or producer
of a school play," had
authority to bar "speech
that is, for example, un-
grammatical, poorly writ-
ten, inadequately re-
searched, biased or pre-
judiced, vulgar or pro-
fane, or unsuitable for
immature audiences."
In dissent, Justice
Brennan said school offi-
cials acting in such a
manner "violated the
First Amendment's pro-
hibitions against censor-
ship of any student ex-
pression that neither dis-
rupts classwork nor in-
vades the rights of oth-
ers, and against any cen-
sorship that is not nar-
rowly tailored to serve its
The case, Hazelwood

School District v. Kuhl-
meier, involved a Missou-
ri high school principal
who barred publication
by the school newspaper
of several articles on
teenage pregnancy and
the impact of divorce on
certain students.
The principal, Robert
Reynolds, said the arti-
cles were inappropriate
in that they might reveal
the identities of the preg-
nant students, who were
not named in the article,
and reference to sexual
activity and birth control
were improper for youn-
ger students who would
read the newspaper.
Also, Reynolds said,
one article contained a
sharp criticism by a
daughter of her father.
who was not allowed the
right to respond.
The censorship was
challenged by the stu-
dent members of the
newspaper staff as viola-
tion by a government, or
public, official of their
First Amendment rights
of free speech.
In the Hazelwood case,
White also cited the high
court's 1986 ruling that,
"First Amendment rights
of students in public
schools are not auto-
matically coextensive
with the rights of adults
in other settings" and
"must be applied in light
of the special character-
istics of the school envi-
A key issue was wheth-





er the school newspaper
was a forum for public
expression or a part of fuse to sF
the school's curriculum, speech ti
The student newspaper, sonably b
written and edited by the advocate
school's Journalism II abuse, irr
class, clearly was part of or conduct
the school s curriculum, consiste
White concealed. shared va
Officials "must be able ized socia
to take into account the He addE
emotional maturity of could cen;
the intended audience in might "
determining whether to school wil
disseminate student other thar
speech or potentially on matte
sensitive topics." controver
"A school must re-
tain the authority to re-




onsor student
iat night rea-
e perceived to
drug or alcohol
responsible sex
t otherwise in-
nt with the
lues of a civil-
I order."
'd that schools
sor speech that
associate the
th any position
1 neutralization
rs of political

Mini Mag,'27










by Catherine Nelson
If you like high school
students, they love you
back!" Mark Sharen-
broich proved his point
as students laughed and ap-
plauded his anecdotes on
January 18.
Sharenbroich has been
speaking on a professional
level for ten years. His job,
which he considers a hob-
by, has taken him to over
800 high schools. "I'm
away from my family about
two nights per week," said
Sharenbroich. "It's always
hard to leave home. It's al-
ways wonderful to return."
During the hour long as-
semblies, one of Sharen-
broich's goals was to help
students to see their own in-

dividuality and value. "I
love to teach and try to help
high school students see
what the high school years
can be."
"I love being with teen-
agers. I see so much hope
and despair, excitement
and boredom, the best of
times and the worst of
times. It is such a time of
growth, when a person real-
ly begins to sense individ-
uality, direction, and inde-
Sharenbroich's main goal
is to "choose life over exis-
tence. Celebrate who you
are, where you are cele-
brate life!" His story of a
small child, kissing its re-
flection in a mirror, de-
scribed this goal.
"High school if a time of
change and growth," said
Schrenbroich. "To grow,
one has to participate. Give
instead of just taking. Base
your participation on a
sense of self worth. When I
liee, respect, and value who
I am; I tend to like respect,
and value others. As I value
myself and others, I partici-
pate in positive growth
It's okay to compete in or-
der to be the best of who
you are, but avoid compar-
ing yourself to others with '1
wish lists' I wish I was
like that person instead of
like this Sharenbroich
advised. "You are no better
than anyone else. And no
one in this world is better
than you." A

"I absolutely loved my trip to Panama. Partly
because it's like walking through National
Geographic; partly because it is a significant part of
history in the making; mostly because the people are
so giving. The wonderful people I met are such
loving, giving people. It's so very easy to feel so
close to so many in such a short period of time. My
Panama friends truly have a special place in my
heart. Wishing my Balboa friends a life touched with
laughter, love, and tears ofjoy!"


E ric Cherry on
the mo\'e! In-
\olled. Intense
creatikel) infectious. In-
spiring and thoughtful
Sa fe\ of the de-
scriptions audiences
have stated about Eric
Cherry. a talented musi-
cian. who is rising in rec-
ognition in the Christian
musical arena.
He has gained the
reputation of being de-
pendable. Christ-cen-
tered has become popu-
lar with the teens and
young adults he relates
The mrraid of exper-
ience he draws from en-
rich his self-assured de-
liver) and aid in his em-
pathetic counseling.
He worked at a Chris-
tian camp where his
musical skills and down
right crazyman person-
ality were tested honed
and well utilized.
Eric s love for youth
and music came appar-
ent to his audience at
B.H.S. He was enjoyed by
the students and his sin-
cerity humor, and spiritu-
al challenge of his spiri-
tual message enhanced
his audience on March 7,
1989 at Balboa High
School. A

bN Brian Lieberman

singer. songwriter,
and producer, all
in one, Gary Davis.
A description of Christian
Contempory music man.
During a two-week visit
to the Republic of Pana-
ma, Datis stopped in at
Balboa High School to
host two assemblies.
After a short Junior
ROTC demonstration,
Davis entertained his au-
dience with 'music with
a Message.

Using anecdotes frohr
his life, the 30-year old:,
Da\is. tried to relate his-.
teenage experiences to'
those of his audience.
The assemblies were-
designed to stir interest?
for a fullblown, but free:'
concert on Saturday,
February) 4, 1989. Thi4
concert was attended by
Balboa High School stu
dents and the public.
His message con-.
cerned his belief in God'
and Christian religion.
Dalis, visits high
school throughout the
country spreading his be-
lief in Jesus Christ. A


Mini Mag



The Accidental Tourist
Dangerous Liaisons
A Fish Called Wanda
The Last Temptation of
Little Dorvit
The Manchurian
Mississippi Burning
Who Framed Roger
Women on the Verge of
a Nervous Breakdown


Another Woman
Aithur 2 on the Rocks
Far North
Rambo III
Running on Empty
Young Guns

1. Anthrax
2. Metallica
3. Slayer
4. Megadeth
5. Motorhead
6. Scorpions
7. Loudness
8. Guns N' Roses
9. AC/DC
10. Cinderella




- I

-_ _


Maine potatoes
Love Beads
Shooting quail
Bee-stung lips
Big U.S. cars
iPat Sajak
Michelle Shocked
iHelping the homeless
Motorcycle fashion

California raisins
Bashing Quayle
Small imports
Credit Cards
Vanna White
Wall Street greed
Bicycle fashion
Raw anything

Over-40 rockers
Blue suits
Laser disc
Regional Berrs
Brazilian pop
Keith Richards
Anne Rice
Cloth coats
Liquid protein diets
Touring the USA
Candice Bergen

Under-20 posters
Brown suits
Mickey Mouse
Imported beers
African pop
Mick Jagger
Stephen King
Fur coats
Counting calories
International travel
Cybill Shepherd

Mini Mag/29


by Jeri Wheeler

As the showrooms
unveiled the '89
fashions this fall.
there were crowds but
sales were low. Since mid
1987 womenswear sales
have been dismal. To-
day, most women work
and spend 3/4 of their
clothing budget on busi-
ness outfits.
Women have learned
to say no, and did so to
the X-rated mini and the
"walking shorts and jack-
et for the office."
Rising prices are being
met with lower quality.
Women complain that
salespeople never seem
to know about their mer-
Contrary to this mens-
wear sales are booming. A

Information gathered
cember 5, 1988.

he Panama Canal,
a waterway that
links the Atlantic
and Pacific Oceans, cele-
brated its seventy-fifth
anniversary in 1989.
In 1903, a treaty be-
tween the United States
and Panama gave the
United States the right to
build a canal. On August
15, 1914. the first ship
In 1971, negotiations
designed to replace the
1903 pact began, and in
1971 two treaties were
signed. One treaty gave
Panama control of much
of the zone area begin-
ning October 1, 1978.
The other provided for
Panama to take full con-
trol of the canal on De-
cember 31, 1999. A


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he 20th century
has been fraught
with change and
challenge. During the
last forty years a deco-
lonized world has been
dominated by two rival
superpowers, the United
States and the Soviet
Union, seeking military
and ideological suprem-
acy. Enter Mikhail Gorba-
chev, newest Soviet
President, with a sweep-
ing vision of a "new
world order" for the 21st
century. In his vision
there won't be a reliance
on military power or ide-
ology for dominance
among nations.
Gorbachev spoke of
his vision to the United
Nations in December,
1988. During his speech

for a
order .

he included some entic-
ing initiatives: emigra-
tion, human rights, arms
control, and troop with-
drawal from Afghanistan
and Eastern Europe. His
new policies of openness
and economic growth in
the Soviet Union lend
themselves to support
this "new world order."
Gorbachev's gambit

does hale dangers for
the U.S. and Western Eur-
ope. Although these
ideas have been repack-
aged they seem new
when spoken of b a self-
assured Soviet leader
who has displayed a kind
of seductive charm the
world is not accustomed
to. His new thinking is
a significant shift, but the
U.S. remains warN of this
man whose timing and
magnetic personality
gihe him a most com-
manding presence on
the world stage. Skepti-
cism of course. is prob-
ably warranted and cer-
tainly prudent, however
the question is not
whether Gorbachev is
sincere but can he suc-
The most immediate
challenge to the U.S. is to
preserve the unit) of the
North Atlantic Treaty Or-
ganization (NATO). and
then prepare for the
long-term economic bat-
tie for Europe. Gorba-
che% s initiates create a
grand opportunity for
George Bush and his new
team. He must redefine
America s role in the
world with a boldness
that could quickly bring
Bush out of the shadows
of both Gorbachev and
Reagan. Bush should
emphasize the common
ideals of free markets,
free trade and free peo-
ple. He should also lay
out a vision that tran-
scends Western goals in
what has been called the
cold war struggle. A
Infcimjlon .[ln'r.r cl rIIor TlriF Fjre
cerrit.ir 1-' i ,M The ic.-.rt,3rnl C Ch31


b) Jeri Wheeler

The PLO was per-
suaded to turn
from terrorism to
negotiation when the
American Jews accepted
the U.S. position, and for
once did not endorse Is-
raeli defiance. The Swed-
ish government also
served as an interme-
President Bush was
said to understand that
the best way to persuade
the PLO to take risk in
the peace process is to
reduce the security
threat, and one way is to
make Arafat keep his
The peace talks began
to roll when U.S. Ambas-
sador Robert Pelletreau
met with four PLO offi-
cials in Carthage. He
commented that serious
discussion of how Israel
might trade land for
peace now seemed pos-
sible. Terms were set for
these negotiations by a
1975 promise by Kis-
singer which stated that
1) The U.S. will not deal
with the PLO until it ac-
knowledges Israel's right
to exist. 2) All countries

by Carie Morris

Mini Mag % 30

have the right to live in
peace with recognized
boundaries. And Reagan
added that 3) The PLO
renounce terrorism.
Arafat accepted Isra-
el s right to exist and was
reads to negotiate a set-
tlement to renounce ter-
Two negotiations be-
gan in Stockholm on
Dec. 6, 1988. Palestin-
ians believe that these
talks should lead to an
international peace con-
ference. All discussion
will cease if the PLO is
found to still engage in
terrorism. A
The IloIluin rnlormalon was garnered
dlerCLI Ironrr Dcalinfy -lh r'3iai 18
NhEWSHWE December -6 1988

b) Heather Lumpkin

picture a small, qui-
et soviet country
suddenly jolted by'
two earthquakes leaving
40 000 people dead and'
500,000 others home-
less. At 11:41 a.m. the|
first quake, registered atf
6.9 on the Richter scale,
shook Leninakan. Arme-:
nia's second largest city.,
A second quake followed.
shortly after, causing al-.
most as much damage-
as the first.
Eighty percent of Len
inakan was destroyedi
and almost as muc
damage was done to Kir
ovakan and Stepanavan
two smaller cities to the
east. Another city ol
16.000 people, Spitak,
was completely wiped
out from the intensity o
the tremors.
Reporters and eyewit-
nesses described th

area as complete chaos.
They also recollected
rescuers working around
the dock using what little
machinery was available.
but mostly clearing the
rubble with their bare
Although this was a
time of grief and shock, it
showed the growing
bonds between the su-
perpowers and other na-
tions. For the first time
since WWII, Soviets ac-
cepted help from the U.S.
and other Western coun-
Vartan Gregorian,
President of New York
Public Library and Brown
University, said, "Arme-
nians are like swallows,
they keep returning to
their home and rebuild-
ing because there is
nothing else to do." A
Ifrmation gaUthred rom NEWSWEEK

by Care Morris
n Wednesday, De-
cember 14th,
1988, U.S. Am-
ssador to Panama, Ar-
ur Davis, spoke to the
merican Chamber of
commerce. This was
nly his second public
statement on Panama-
ian politics since his ar-
val nearly three years
Mr. Davis spoke princi-
ally of the deteriorated
tte of the Panamanian
onomy, human rights,
stice and the rule of
w. Specifically, he reit-
ted that the economic
ss was brought on by
political crisis, not
S. sanctions. Mr. Davis
dressed his concern
ethe reports by the
anamanian Human
is Committee that
Izens were being held
hout due process of

law. The same commit-
tee has called repeatedly
for detainees to be al-
lowed to see their law-
yers and exercise their
right to a speedy trial.
The ambassador ex-
pressed his concern for a
free and democratic elec-
tion on May 7th, 1989.
should the current crisis
continue with no signifi-
cant change in leader-
ship. He indicated his de-
sire to be here for the
elections to see how it
turns out. However, he
followed the protocol of
submitting his resigna-
tion to President-elect
Bush's decision, the Am-
bassador plans to be in
Panama well into 1989.
He closed with the as-
surance that the United
States will meet its obli-
gations under the Pana-
ma Canal Treaty in what
he fervently hopes will be
a democratic Panama. Fi-
nally, he expressed soli-
darity and support for the
Panamanian people in
their continued aspira-
tions to restore democra-
cy, human rights and free
enterprise in Panama in
the year ahead. Informa-
tion gathered from the
Tropic Times December
16, 1988. a

by Thomas Myer

he ninety-five
month old Iran-
Iraq War came to
an end on August 20,
The war erupted, as
many others have, over a
border dispute.
The Shalt al-Arab river,
the junction of the Tigris
and Euphrates rivers
which flows down into

the Persian Gulf has
been repeatedly shifted
since World War Two.
The frontier question
nearly caused war in
1963 and 1968, but in
1975 the two nations
came to an agreement.
In 1979, the Islamic
Revolution exploded
through Iran, and Pres.
Hussein of Iraq felt that it
would threaten Iraqi sov-
He severed diplomatic
ties with Iran on Septem-
ber 17, 1980.
On September 22,
1980, Iraqi tanks surged
towards the Shatt al-Arab
on a 300 mile-wide front.
After heavy fighting
through October, the Ira-
qis took Abadan and
Khorramshar, both Key
Iranian cities in the oil-
rich Khuzistan province
of Iran. However, by June
of 1982, Iran had re-
pelled the invaders.
During the summer of
1982, Hussein made
many vain attempts to
procure a cease-fire
From 1983 to 1988,
there occurred a slow
progression by both
sides towards total war.
Iran relied on human-
wave tactics: command-
ers would rush waves of
unarmed or poorly
armed men at Iraqi posi-
tions to wear down the
enemy: worse, conscripts
were rushed across min-
efields to clear them.
This disregard for hu-
man life caused over
500,000 men of draft age
to flee Iran for Turkey be-
tween 1983 and 1988.
In 1984, Iraq first used
the chemical agents Ta-
bun and Mustard Gas,
both supplied by the
West Germans.
Tabun, a nerve gas first
produced by the Nazis in
1936, causes nausea, di-

arrhea and convulsions
before death. Mustard
Gas, heavily used in
World War One, causes
bums, blindness and suf-
In April of 1984 Iraq be-
gan bombing Iranian oil
tankers; Iran retaliated
by attacking any vessel in
an Iraqi or Kuwaiti port-
of-call. This eventually
escalated into the "War
of the tankers."
The final step towards
total war was taken in the
summer of 1984: the
bombing of civilian
masses by both sides.
In early 1985, the fight-
ing for Basra began. Bas-
ra, Iraq's sole port on the
Persian Gulf, was nearly
invested by the Iranians,
but its defenders stood-
to and managed to push
the enemy back to the
border by February of
Basra proved to be the
turning point in the war
for Iran: she suffered
over 200,000 causalities
in the pitched battle for
the port.
A period of long build-
up ensued. On June 13,
1988, the stalemate was
shattered as Iran went on
the offensive. They were
being bottled up and dri-
ven back within only 19
On July 18, a war-wea-
ry Iran proposed a cease-
fire. Iraq answered with a
new offensive on July 22.
Tom by this final offen-
sive, Iran made a last bid
for peace on July 26, and
Iraq, under U.N. pres-
sure, accepted.
The cease-fire went
into affect on August 20.
Inormnnaon loomn NWSWEEl

Mini Mag/31


BN Carter cirliln
The IUJ88 American
Presidential Cani-
paign began eten
before Ronald Reagan
%ias elected for a second
term in 1984.
B\ 1988 (Jan Hallt and
Jesse Jackson had sc.
cured a significant edge
ocer their other Demo
cratic rivals During the
spring of 1988 8 Demo
cratic candidates ieree in
the running- Bruce Bab.
bitt Joe Biden Michael
Dukakis Richard Ge.
phardt Al Gore Garn
Mart Jesse Jackson and
Paul Simon
On the same token 6
Republicans placed a bid
for the president).
George Bush Bob Dole
Al Haig Jack Kemnp Fete
Du Pont and Pat Robert-
Late in the summer of
the same \car Demo-
crats and Republicans
chose their parts candi-
dates The DemocraLs In
Atlanta selected Massa-
chussets Governor Duka-
kis as their nominee,
%,ho in turn cho-.c It' ,a
Senator Llosd Benisin
as his running Iniat- The
Republicans in Ne\, Or-
leans chose Vice-Presi
dent George Bush and In
diana Senator Dan
Quayle as their presiden-
tial and \ice-presidential
picks respecti\ell.
In the heated months
between the Republican
contention and the elec
tion Dukakis and Bush
fought for %%hat has been
called the most powerful
elected olfice in the
Presidential debates

%%ere hl d in lWinston Sa-
eIm North Carolina and
Los Angeles California
Most analIsts lelt that
Dukakis \%on the first de-
bate and Bush \,on the
A \ice-presidential de
bate %\as held in Omaha
Nebraska. which h Bentsen
%as said to hate hon.
Until the final itceks of
the campaign Michael
Dukakis had trouble re.
\ealinq himscll and de.
fining his candidacy)
Man\ people \ietecd him
as a Carterst)le liber
al and technocrat wtho
wouldd destroy man\ of
the gains made b\ Ron.
aid Reagan in the past 8
George Bush on the
other hand %%as otten
seetn as a tcak prixi-
leged aristocrat %,ho had
trouble ith his grammnal
and diction. In the final
wLceks 01 the campaign
Dukak'i campaigned on
a more progress\ e lib.
eral theme BN then he
had 1inall\ declined his
own ( anipaign s direc-
tion- thlCe ieeks before
clctlinn night
[i'spit>. the last minilute
surge in the polls b M Du.
kakis that put a score in
the Bush Campaign
Ameticans oierhellr
ingl\ Loted Gcoige Bush
as the 41st President of
the United States with a
54"'.-461., margin in the
popular xote and a 426
112 difference in the
electoral college A

Information gathered
fiom Newsweek Not. 21
1988 and TIME, 21

George Bush

G eorqe Herbert
Walker Bush \was
born in Milton
Massachusetts on June
12 1924 tie graduated
from Phillips Acadenm in
Andolcr Mass. in June
1942 and received his
wings and commission in
the U 5 NaIy at age 18
the youngest pilot at that
time Me entered and
graduated from Yale Uni-
\ersity artei Woild War II
when he became an oil
businessman in Te\as
from 1948-1966
Bush then began his
political career \when
elected to the U.S. House
of Representatives and
%ias re-elected in 1968.

From 1971-1973 he
seized diligently as U.S.
Ambassador to the Unit.
ed Nations, and as Chair-
man of the Republican
National Committee
from 1973-1974, when
he then became the
Chief ol the U.S. Liaison
Office in the People s Re-
public of China. During
the period of 1976-1980
he served as Director of
the Central Intelligence
Agency .
Ronald Reagan chose
Bush as his running mate
in the 1980 Republican
convention- he was elect-
ed as ,ice-President on
November 4, and shorn
in on January 20. 1981
as the 43rd Vice-Presi-
dent of the U.S. and
served with Reagan until
earl\ 1989
Bush was nominated
b\ the Republicans to
run in the 1988 election
and became a trium-
phant 41st President of
the U.S. on January 20
President Bush and
our First Lad) Barbara
Bush along with Vice-
President Quayle and his
wife %will lead us from
1989 through 1992. A


MNo new [ta\(
Balarncc the federal budget
SMllintiinl dfclens
Continue Reagaqnoiics
Remaiin actitk in foiclqn policy
Create 30 million nc\\ jot)s

'i M


by Heather Lumpkin

T he world held its
breath and waited
as the final sec-
onds were counted
down. 3, 2, 1, blast
off. The Space Shuttle
Discovery had a predawn
launch on October 6,
1988. It had been three
years since the Challeng-'
er's explosion. Dirig--
those three.-yeias, engi-
neers wortted vigorously
to red n e shuttle,
and p A ae1lrTi
space. '
The shuttle was
launched from Kennedy
Space Center into crystal
blue skies. However, a
change in weather
threatened the shuttle's
wings, posing a minor

Once in space, an ice-
clogged duct presented a
problem. The astronauts
had to increase the heat
in order to melt the ice.
When a special commu-
nications antenna ex-
tended into space from
the cargo bay doors, it
failed to rotate properly
and was rendered use-
less for the rest of the
The astirnauts were
able to perform success-
ful routine duties without
any .:najr complica-

Although' .JASA and
-the United' States were
" satisfied with a -success-
- fu-Jaunch, many critics
remain dubious. NASA's
associate administrator.
Richard Truly, comment-
ed "Somewhere in the fu-
ture of our country I think
we are going to have an-
other accident." A
Information gathered from PEWSIWECE.
October 10 1988. tiRofl Litoff p22-27.


"The human persistence and determination
by so many individuals on behalf of the whales
shows mankind s concern for the environment.
It has been an inspiring endeavor said Presi-
dent Ronald Reagan after two gray whales es-
caped entrapment from the arctic ice on Octo-
ber 28. 1988.
Due to the efforts of a team of Eskimos. scien-
tists, environmentalists. oil workers and two
Soviet ice-breaking cargo ships, they then made
their way through a 220-mile long channel to
open sea.
The rescue was time consuming because of
bitter cold and shifting ice, but after three weeks
of delay, word came from circling helicopters
that the whales had made it through the chan-
nel safely.

by Stephanie Russellburg and Brian Lieberman

by Rebecca Wetzstein

We have kids be-
ing born who are
going blind with-
out this research," Ron-
ald Boothe at Emory Uni-
versity's Yerkes Center
said. "By me doing this
research, we can prevent
them from going blind.
Most people, given that
choice, will think it isjus-
tified." That is the way
some people feel about
the highly controversial
and moral issue of using
animals for research.
There is also another
view to the issue. Roger
Caras, a naturalist, sums
up this view, "I believe
that animals have the
right not to suffer pain or
fear of physical depriva-
tion inflicted upon them
by us."
In one year alone, 17-
20 million animals were
used to conduct labora-
tory experiments.
Here at Balboa High
School, animals are used
for education. Frogs and
cats are two of the most
commonly used animals,
and it is a question that
is not easily put to rest
due to the two-faceness
of the whole issue. There
are benefits for humans
and pain for animals.
Who has the right to a
happier life? A
Information gathered from hrEWSWEEIL
October 10. 198& December 26. 19B8.
* Of Pain and Progress


by Carie Morris

he Acquired Im-
mune Deficiency
Syndrome, other-
wise known as AIDS, is
and has been attacking
the United States and
many other nations.
Thousands of people
across the country are
testing positive to the
AIDS virus. Since June
1981, a total of 72,766
cases of the virus have
been reported in the
U.S., according to the
Centers for Disease Con-
trol. In 1988, eleven
states had -i increase of
100 perceitore report-
ed cases. d
The virus. spreading
with n kn i-cure, but
advance% Dthl in the
knowledge of AIDS_ ve
been m* _et- tly
their as een ssi-
ble.0, iM between
th. bact organism
Treporun~aM pallidum,
theIb.ig that causes
syphilis, a the AIDS
Wheth er not there is
a link between AIDS and
syphilis is a problem
arising in the U.S. that
may be well precedent in
history. Only time will
give the answer to the
question of what AIDS
really is. But can the na-
tion just sit and wait
while the number of
cases sky-rocket? A
Information gathered from rmpik times
January 1989

Mini Mag/33



he 1988 Olympic
Summer Games were
held in Seoul, South
Korea, "Land of the Morn-
ing Calm." The games, last-
ing only 16 days, were sev-
en years in the making.
They began with the color-
ful pageantry expected from
the Orient.
They were the first Olym-
pics in 16 years free from a
major boycott, and to pit
the U.S. versus the U.S.S.R.
East met West in the most
memorable competition
ever. Although scarred by
the biggest drug scandal in
Olympic history, the ath-
letes shone through with
majestic displays of sports-
manship and spirit.
Everyone was awed when
Greg Louganis almost met
disaster when he smashed
his head on the spring-
board, but bounced back
and won gold, winning a
second straight Olympics.
Both male and female So-
viet gymnastic teams domi-
nated the competition. All
gymnasts were schooled by
Sushinova, Romania, who
took 3 of 4 golds. The U.S.
female team was denied a
medal. During Kelly Garri-
son's event, teammate
Rhonda Fane removed the
springboard and stayed on
the platform. A wary East
German judge cited a rarely
used rule and accused Fane
of coaching Garrison. They
were penalized half of a
point and E. Germany's
team was able to win the
bronze; foul play, maybe.
Many records were
broken and history made in
swimming. Anthony Nesty
won Surinam's first Olympic
medal. Costa Rica also won
their first medal in the
Olympic competition. Matt
Biondi, U.S., won 5 golds
and set a world record for

the fastest swimmer. Janet
Evans U.S. Look home a
gold for each of her 3 races.
Kristen Otto, E. Germany.
showed who was the best
female swimmer by gliding
to 6 golds.
The U.S. sent its strongest
volleyball team to Seoul.




QBed by John Stork, who
led them to the medal
round. Karch hiral,. consid-
ered the best in the world,
and Steve Timmons with
his patented spike helped
conquer the Soviets and
capture the gold.
In basketball we wit-
nessed the U.S. fall from
glor). For the first time. the
U.S. team played for less
than gold setting for bronze.
Coach Thompson team lost
to the Soviets in their first
meeting since 1972. The
Soviets beat ugoslavia for
the gold. Oscar Schmidt.
Brazil set an Olympic re-
cord by scoring 55 points in
one game. The U.S. women
weren t challenged in their
quest for gold.
Tennis, one of the original
Olympic eents at Athens in
1896. was reintroduced to
the Olympics after 64 years.
The whole U.S. had more
than its share of controler-
sy in boxing. When Cuba
boycotted on behalf of N.

Korea the U.S. was picked
to sweep the golds. The U.S.
found opponents and
judges had other ideas. Ray
Jones dominated in boxing
throughout the Olympics
but was robbed of his gold
after fighting Korean Park Si
Hun. Tood Foster was or-
dered to refight Korean
Chung because Chung was
confused by a bell from an-
other ring. Foster beat
Chung again. The U.S. did
win 3 golds. 3 silvers and 2
bronzes howe er.
In the race to find the fas-
test man. Ben Johnson blew
away the pack and the
clock. Later he was dis-
qualified for using steroids
and Carl Lewis received a
belated gold. Lewis also
won gold for a second time
in the Long Jump a record.
Kenya swept the 800m to
10 000m races. The fasted
woman was Florence Grif-
fith-Joyner, who took 3
golds. Jackie Joyner-Ker-
se). U.S. won gold in the
Neptathalon and Louise Rit-
ter. U.S.. won the High
Jump for the first time in 20
The 132 pound pocket-
Hercules Naim Silevman-
oglu, who defected from
Bulgaria to Turkey proved
to be the biggest little man
in the sport of weightlifting.
In wrestling. Kenny Mon-
day U S.. won gold against
the defending Soxiet
champ. Ironically, Monday
had just learned how to
wrestle 6 months earlier.
The marathon which
ends the Oympics. was won
by an Italian. Gelinda Bor-
din. It was the first time an
Italian has had a shot in 80
years. History again was
made in the momentous
Games of 88.

by Marc Ferguson


by Mark Caffrey.

he 1988 Summer
Olympics, in Seoul
Korea, were an
historical event. Many
countries won their first
medals ever and several
world records were shat-
tered. The Olympics,
however, will be infa-
mous because of ster-
Steroids surfaced twice
in the Olympics. First,
two Bulgarian weight-
lifters were disqualified
and stripped of their gold
medals, which led to the
entire Bulgarian weight-i
lifting team leaving
Seoul. The second and:
most noted time steroids
appeared was in the 100-
meter dash. Canadian
sprinter Ben Johnson:
shattered his own world
record and breezed to
the gold medal. Howev-i
er, he failed his urinaly-1
sis, which was found to:
have traces of large
amounts of steroids, and:
was stripped of his world
record and gold medal.1
Ben Johnson left SeouL
in a scandal and upon re-
turning home to Canada,
he was banned from
competing on the Cana-
dian National team for,
This tragic display of
doing anything to win"'
brought media attention
to the enormous prob-
lem of steroid abuse.
Steroids are a deriva-
tive of the male hormone
testosterone, which
builds muscle size and
strength. Athletes take

Mini Mag q

:his drug to increase
heir athletic ability and
performance In recent
rears, however, steroids
surfaced outside of
sports. Bodybuilders to
>olicemen have been
mown to take the drug,
>ut until the Olympic
scandal, nothing was
lone about it.
After the Ben Johnson
disqualification, society
md the sporting world
>egan to take action. The
national Football League
where steroid use is esti-
nated highest) imple-
nented a steroid testing
ilan that will begin next
,ear. Several states have
passed strict steroid dis-
ribution laws in an ap-
parent commencement
if action against ster-
oids. Until steroids are
moved from society
hey will continue to
blemish all aspects of
ports in America. A


by Erik Staffeldt

It was a perfect after-
noon for football, the
last seconds ticked
off the clock. The score-
board yelled the final
score of 51-30.

On this October after-
noon, many people felt
that the National Cham-
pionship was over. The
blue and gold team of
Notre Dame marched out
victoriously as the Miami
Hurricanes staggered out
With two and one-half
months left in the sea-
son, experts predicted an
Irish National Champion-
The Irish reached their
pinnacle on January 2
with a 34-21 victory over
the previously undefeat-
ed West Virginia. This vic-
tory closed a perfect (12-
0) season for the Irish,
giving them an unprec-
edented eighth National
The Hurricanes re-
bounded admirably,
from their one loss, to
finish the season (11-1).
Florida State Semi-
noles' one set back was
against the Hurricanes in
the first game of the sea-
son. The Seminoles
fought back for a third
place ranking.
In a look back at indi-
vidual accomplishments
Barry Sanders cannot go
unnoticed. The 5'9" run-
ning b~.k_ Broke or tied
more than 30 NCAA col-
lege football records.
Barry Sanders exploded
onto the college football
scene to capture the
Heisman Trophy. This
season will be, without a
doubt, the most remem-
bered Irish rise to promi-
nence. A

"TOP 20"

1. NOTRE DAME (12-
2. MIAMI (11-1)

3. FLORIDA ST. (11-

4. MICHIGAN 19-2-1)

5. AUBURN (10-2)

6. CLEMSON (10-2)

7. USC (10-2)

8. UCLA (10-2)

9. W. VIRGINIA (11-

10. NEBRASKA (11-2)

11. OKLAHOMA (9-3)


13. ARKANSAS (10-2)


15. SYRACUSE (10-2)

16. GEORGIA (9-3)

17. INDIANA (8-3-1)

18. ALABAMA (9-3)

19. n.N.C. STATE (8-



by Enrique Marquez

The 1988 World Se-
ries was a great
surprise. The Oak-
land Athletics versus the
Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Athletics were fa-
vored in the beginning of
the Series. Experts pre-
dicted that they would
win all four games in a
row. Their team was
packed with potential.
Jose Canseco was the
most talked about, and
the first Major League
player to hit more than
40 homeruns and steal
40 bases. He led a team
of stalwarts that included
two consecutive "Rookie
of the Year" selections:
Mark McGwuire and Walt
Weiss. The athletics had
power packed pitching
with R.H. starter Dave
Stewart and R.H. reliever
Dennis Eckersley.
Facts and statistics
showed that Dodgers
were the "underdog" in
the game to be played
against the Athletics. De-
spite the figures and the
potential they held for
their success, the Dodg-
ers played to the best of
their capability.
In the first game of the
series, the Dodgers' in-
jured M.V.P., Kirk Gib-
son, smashed a game
winning homerun in the
bottom of the ninth with
a runner on second base.
The homerun came with
a full count and two outs
off of Dennis Eckersley,
one of baseball's finest
relief pitchers.
The Dodgers won the
game is said to be one of
the finest games ever
played in the history of
the Series. A

Mini Mag/35


he time was here.
The officials had
been chosen and the
white chalk separated the
The 1988 Football Jam-
boree kicked off what prom-
ised to be an exciting athle-
tic season. Football tradi-
tionally marks the begin-
ning of sports at BHS. Foot-
ball begins with Jamboree
and ends with Homecom-
Shortly after, the girls'
sports season jumped to a
start with basketball sea-
son. Boys basketball, boys
tennis, and track and field
followed the end of these
Swimming, girls tennis
and baseball brought the

last stretch of the sports
season to a finish.
Towards the end of the
school year, the athletes
competed in several differ-
ent sports ranging from vol-
leyball to soccer.
All the sporting activities
were well attended. "Turn
out at our sporting activi-
ties are quite good here at
BHS for the reason that the
teams are well balanced
and provide competitive
and entertaining action,"
commented Reyna Royo.
For most of the sporting
activities at BHS, the ath-
letes were chosen by a draft
system. Each athlete tried
out, showcasing their tal-
ents. They were then placed
on Balboa High School

Bulldogs, Balboa High
School Red Machine, Cur-
undu Junior High School
Cougars, and the Panama
Canal College Green Devils.
These teams practiced long
hours preparing them-
selves for each sport.
The four teams and the
Cristobal Junior-Senior
High School Tigers compet-
ed against one another sev-
eral times throughout the
different sports seasons.
"To do our best, we had
to set our own pace to
make sure we wouldn't
bum out before the sports
season ended," said Mark
Home to summarize the
sports season.

Interception "It's something that
is routine for Carlos Welch," said
fellow teammate Justin Winters.
Welch skillfully snatched the pass
intended for Daryl Moore of the


Sports I 36


Cutting up field, Cougar Serglo McKenzie's
first down set things up for a TD.

ss2 rA/T q

T#9 Pie?1?2

a yellow penalty flag. "Balboa
Red Machine must be playing
the Balboa Bulldogs." The Red Ma-
chine Booster Club yelled and rat-
tled their "Big Red" cans at the offi-
cials from the stands.
Football was a well attended
sport for various reasons. One of
the reasons was the great number
of students involved In the sport.
Four cheerleading squads of eight
members each, and four teams of
forty players, including managers
were seen on the field. The band,
the dance team, and JROTC mem-
bers also participated in the many
Friday night games. In the stands,
friends and family alike cheered
their favorite team on.
"The competition between the
teams was a lot closer this year.
Because of that and the cheer-
leaders, the crowds were encour-
aged to participate more by cheer-
ing their favorite teams onto victo-
ry," said Lisa Moffltt, cheerleader of
the Curundu Junior High School
A former S.A. bookkeeper noted

Beads ofsweat trickled down their faces as
anxiety overwhelmed the players. Red and
Devils prepared for a head-on collision Sep-
tember 23.

that football generated more funds
than all of the other sports com-
Mr. Holland, Principal of Balboa
High School, stated, "Football has
taken over as the American sport
and therefore is the number one
spectator sport in the United
States." He went on to add, "Stu-
dents show much more enthusi-
asm and spirit at the beginning of
the year than the rest of the year."

With a minute left, Bulldog Ken Jenkins up-
set the Devils by scoring the only TD.


L ., "
Hardwork and team companionship paid off
for these peppy Bulldog cheerleaders.
Sherri Anderson and Karen Kirby led their
team in a chant.

"You have to keep concentrating on the
game, so when it's your time to go on the
field, you perform," said Javier Velez of the
Curundu Cougars.

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he BHS Chiva raced to Cris-
tobal for the Jamboree. The
football player was anxious
to hurry up and get off the bumpy
bus. As he gazed out the window,
he concentrated on the plays. Only
a few hours remained until the
competition began.
Early in the evening, it was diffi-
cult to tell which team would finish
first. The champions from last year,
Red Machine, recaptured their pre-
vious title. The only obstacle in

their trek to glory was the Curundu
Cougars, but Red came away from
that game with a tie.
By 10:30 the Balboa Red Machine
was awarded the Jamboree trophy
for the second year.
However, the team and most of
the fans missed this great moment
of victory. Micheal Joseph of Red
said he was, "taking a HOT show-
er," while the trophy was being pre-

Weary-eyed Jason Sweeny takes a well de-
served break at Jamboree '88.

"Our quick reacting linebackers and our fast
defensive backs make the defense the best
part of our game," stated Marc Ferguson of
the Cougars. Jermaine Puryear, #53, is a
prime example of the Cougars tenacious de-
Running through the heart and soul of the
Red Machine Defense, Edward Winkler of the
Balboa Bulldogs finds out it's not an easy
thing to do.

The job of a quarterback is not to win
games, but to make the right decisions.
Dennis Cowles shows he's got what it takes.


Blocked Terry Hunter of the Devils, with his
out-stretched arms, bats down Randy Jone's

Without wasting any time. Red Celebrated a
victorious homecoming. The final game of
the season was held on November 10th. Red
defeated the Bulldogs 14-9.

End of the Line


% 1 we've waited a long
time for this one, and
W it feels great to beat
the Bulldogs! exclaimed Stephanie
Helin, veteran Red cheerleader,
after winning the Homecoming
"Even though we didn't have the
personnel that we've had in the
past, it's hard to believe we lost,"
lamented Lisa Deslondes, Bulldog

It had been at least five years
since Red had beaten the Bulldogs
and the victory was welcomed by
Red fans.
"Both teams tried extremely
hard and fought for victory, but it
was obvious that the Red Machine
was the better of the two teams due
to hard work and good coaching,"
said Ray Underwood, president of
the Red Machine Booster Club.
The Homecoming game on No-
vember tenth marked the end of
the football season.

Reach for the skyl Red cheerleaders kept
their team inspired throughout the cham-
pionship game.

Concenlrationi Daryl Fishbough sets his aim
on the quarterback during Ihe homecoming

Red Machine/41


Stephanie telln, Reyna Royo. Kara Twohy,
Dawn McArthur. Katie Goodwin, Lisa Palm,
Kim Thompson, Andrea Ruddock

Being a football coach
Is a tough challenge.
The Job requires dis-
cipline, dedication, and en-
thusiasm for the game. The
coach really needs to enjoy
football as a sport In order
to pass along winning quall-
ties to the team. A football
coach tries to Instill sports-
manship, pride, and com-

mltment Into the players.
Most Importantly, the
coach teaches the team
that winning means per-
forming to the best of their
ability, playing fair, and en-
joying the game. Win or
lose, a team will always
come out ahead if It accom-
plishes those three things.
As a coach, I feel successful
when the players on my
team have enjoyed the sea-
son, learned something
about the game of football,
and have become more
confident In their own abili-
ties. Go Redl

RJ4 Dsoki1A

"The guys depend on us to get everyone
motivated and focused on the football
game," stated Dawn McArthur. Red cheer-

Front Row Derek Smith. Mike Joseph, Pat
Fahy, Warren Stephens. Dennis Cowles. Da-
vid Daniel, Leonardo Brooks, Darrio Dennis,
Luis Cantu, Carlos Welch Middle Row -
Leann McConaughey, Kara Twohy, Katie
Goodwin, Reggie Davis. Ted Joyce. Rick Az-
carate, Gerald Gordon, Francisco Leone,
Ronaldo Olton. Robert Vose, David Lipman,
Torrey Gragg, John Haning. Cliff Ayo, Erich
Scheman. James Myers. Andrea Ruddock,

One can put the opposition in a hole if you
have a good punter. Torrey Gragg. punter
for Red. pinned the Bulldogs deep in their
own territory.


25 CMS 0
7 PCC 0
21 CJHS 6
34 CMS 0
10 PCC 6
13 CJHS 6
14 WHITE 9

Kim Thompson, Zenia Neely Back Row -
Coach Erhart, Jackie Brogle, Reyna Royo,
Dawn McArthur. Nesa Helm, Reynaldo Royo,
Kevin Barnes, Blair Bates. George Williams,
Gary Grosidler. Justin Winters. Todd Under-
wood, Harlen Crouch, Darren Chastain,
Robert Flumach, Dean Wilkinson, Ivan Levy,
Fred Chauvin, Gary Crowder, Stephanie Me-
lin. Lisa Palm. Marcos Gonzalez, Lisa Good-
win. Coach Dahlstrom

Sports R 42

Noted for their outstanding support, these
Red Machine fans shook their homemade
rattles and waved their "Number-One
Hands" at every Red football game. With
their resounding spirit they cheered their
team on to unanimous victory.

Sweeping around the comer, Dario Dennis
of Red keeps his team's scoring drive alive
by gaining a key first down.

Red Machine/43



he way I see it, football is my
time to vent frustration. I fi-
gure, the angrier I am, the
better I play just play the whis-
tle. Going to the game a little
peeved gets my adrenaline
Things start poppin' as I step into
the locker room. The place smells
worse than it did yesterday yes-
terday I had sworn it reeked like the
inside of sweaty topsiders. I climb
over the mess: helmets, pads, bo-
dies. I reach for my locker-"gag!" I
forget to take my clothes home
from last practice. My raw nerves
start to sizzle.

People all around me are argu-
ing, pushing, shoving all ego
bruising actions. Tension builds,
and I get defensive. "Hey! Will
someone help me tape my ankle!"
No response.
Everyone is busy doing some-,
thing that resembles nothing. Then
Coach walks in and yells, "Backs
and receivers, meeting in the
health room, MOW!" My pads are
only half on. I hobble off to the
briefing; I know better than to keep
Coach waiting.
Who knows why they called the
meeting anyhow? They said the
same old stuff they say in practice.

Anxiety mounts. The repetition lets
my mind wander. "Calm down
nerves!" ten minutes til warm-up.
Self-doubt creeps into my mind.
"What if I really blow it?"
Warm-up begins. It's great to be
doing something finally! I'm at
my peak! Talk about pressure! I
stretch out yelling the counts. Sort
of helps to relax, and at least I have
something to do.
It's time, and I'm ready to give it
my all. We say our team prayer, and
I pray that they get the ball first so
we can nail them.

Julie Wilson. Adriane Rowley, Angle Garcia.
Sherri Anderson. Karen Kirby, Lisa Des-
Londes. Judith Clarke. Bulldog Mascot.
Brandy Huff

First Downi Running up the middle, Carl
Nesbitt picks up a first down for his team.

110 11111



7 PCC 0
35 CJHS 0
19 CHS 0
7 RED 7
0 PCC 0
14 CJHS 6
28 CHS 0
9 RED 14



High Spiritsl The Bulldog cheerleaders kept
their team's spirit high throughout the sea-

Intense Pressurel Robert Thrift of the Bull-
dogs delivers a short pass before paying the


Front Row- Angle Garcia. Sherri Anderson, Lampas. Back Row- Shannon Winters, Jason
Julie Wilson, Karen Kirby. Lisa Deslondes. Henry. Fernando Vasquez, Jurrien Van Den
Brandy Huff, Judith Clarke, Adriane Rowley. Akker. Christian Charris, Joseph Clark, Nan-
Second Row- Eric Holland, Ralph Furlong, cy Tiblier.
Daryl Fishbough, Eric Hajduk, Robert Thrift.
Lawrence Groom. Third Row- Andre Goss.
Enrique Marquez, Jeff Knappenburger. Ted
Alvarado. Carl Nesbitt, Robert Nieves, Steve
Torres. Linda Reilly. Fourth Row- Coach
Howe, Alan Matheney. Louis Mitchner. Jay
Stevens, Roger Taylor. Mike Calapini, Alex
Stirling, Jennifer Ender. Fifth Row- Coach
Martinez, Kirby Kaufman, Casey Morris, Bull-
dog Mascot. Ken Jenkins, Doug Coffey, Ana

All Smilesi Managers. Ana Lampas and Linda Reilly, celebrate after a Bulldog victory.


Up the middle, David Wall takes an "Adam
Coon hand-off" for 3 hard earned yards.

When all else falls go fshng

"When all else fails go fshingl :f

Top to bottom: Tanya Cuellar, Teresa Mon-
son, Tanya Parr, Monique Serrano, Tanya
Navarro, Elizabeth Costa. Behind: Kathy
Harrington, and Kristine Stromberg.


et our water now! Dry the foot-
balls! Hustle! Hustle! Whew! It
often seems that the managers
do more running and respond-
ing to orders than the football players
Football managers are part of the
team. They go through muddy initi-
ations and participate in sloppy games.
They are there to give support and en-
couragement; to dry the footballs dur-

ing rainy games: to run water to thirsty
players: to provide minimal medical
care; and even to ride the hot, smelly,
sweaty buses.
A Green Devil manager said that
managing helped her make friends and
feel like an important part of the team.
"It got me into football spirit. It was fun
to be on the sidelines, rather than in
the stands."

Running balls and taking stats were Just a
fewjobs done by managers Denise Alberga
and Ashley Anderson during games.

Front Row: David Lamer. Benny Telesca,
James Dickerson, Sergio Gomez, Julian
Waldron, Ricky Larkin. John Haines, David
Wall, John Shaffer, Joe Daigle. Edward
Woodward. Middle Row: Robert Meyers, Mi-
cheal Banaslck. Roberto Nieves. Adam
Coon. John Hutt, Fred Davis. Chris Findley.

Ken Crowley. Robert Kimbrough, Dave Vas-
quez, Ben Keethler, Jose Gallardo. Back
Row: Eddylynn Corrigan. April King. Denise
AlIt,:r.i Doug Hanning. Russell Stromberg,
Rick ( nicr Kevin Steil. Steve Novan, Roddy
Mokillo, Jason Sweeney, Robert Petrosky,
Terry Hunter, Charles Thomas. Tim Denly.


0 RED 7
24 CM5 6
6 CJM5 16
6 RED 10
19 CNH 6
8 CJHS 12

linebackerr Blitzl Ted Joyce of the Red Machine
forced Adam Coon, quarterback, to throw an
complete pass,
Unable to advance, the Tigers were stopped
old by a hot Devil defense.

Green Devils/47




It's a thankless job, but managers Tracy
Perez and Erin Hatchett are able to sweat it

Tamara Simmons, Becca Wetzstein, Leanne
Thrift, Linda Lee. NIchole Stames, Rachel
Berger, Yvonne Fishbough, Lisa Moffitt

On the prowl, the Cougar defense stops
Devil running back, David Vasquez, cold be-
fore he could get to the outside.


Friday night games are not what cheer-
leading Is all about. Its a weekly commit-
ment, and other after school activities take
second priority. Finding time to do home-
work is a real chore. All cheerleaders need
to be at practice to make it worthwhile and
productive. Execution of stunts and cheers
are made possible only If everyone puts In
one hundred percent.
Monday seem to start off slowly. We have
to force ourselves to go to practice. We talk
about the successes and errors made on
Friday night.
Tuesday's practice Is a little more struc-
tured. and more is accomplished. New Ideas
start flowing In the creative minds of each
Wednesday Arghl It s mid-week and
posters still need to be made. "Wait, we still
have Thursday to do them before the pep
Oh yeah, the pep rally. Each cheerleader
needs to be reminded that she must bake
goodies. Games need to be planned out,
cheers must be chosen and practiced, so
that the guys will be proud of their cheer-
leadin.i squad.
Tnurs, id. We walk the halls in a daze,
speaking only when spoken to. We have ab-
solul ,i n I nf J, .Dl l UI i, rvnci ls >.,
IL'ra Push rus|n lur ll -- i si uc i" 1 Ir fi is %1 h
the posters iin i ,uui iirionrll li Ic cheers
arid l r.anli quirkl, UiclIllc Ill e DCP sall. The
cheerleaders do one or two spectacular
cheers to boost team spirit and pride. Time
to snack, what an experience Players every-
where demanding goodies. Afterward the
cheerleaders take on the duty of cleaning up

Sports | 48

the mess.
Friday This is the day we show our
team colors at school by wearing our "day
outfits." After school we finally get to go
home and rest before the game. Getting to
the game about 45 minutes early gives us
enough time to set up the posters and then
The game begins and somehow we make
it through the night that is full of excitement,
Joy, and stress. All energy is generated to
cheering our team to victory.



0 WHITE 35
31 CHS 6
6 RED 21
16 PCC 6
6 WHITE 14
20 CM5 6
6 RED 13
12 PCC 8

People don't realize the importance of the
punter until it costs them the game or a
touchdown. Ryan Coon, punter for the Cur-
undu Cougars.

Front row Kevin Damon. Roberto Sealey,
Rick Szymanski. Edward McDonald. Frank
Digiovanni, Jim McGinnis, Kedar Mason, Jer-
maine Jermott, Henry Curry, Martin Tremb-
lay, and Lydia Garrido. Second row Angel
Brito, Raymond Hunter, Mark Perez, Che Bu-
t l N1 .i. o M 'h ,:nz.i rick Threat, Juan Bar-
rr le5 ic,.hn Pjnji,;.. David Larkin. Darnel
Gardner, and Jennifer Carr. Third row Ja-
vier Tosado, Manuel Love, Ryan Coon, Car-
los McKenzie, Jermaine Puryear, Shado

Beardeaux, Rene Acuna, Charles Taggart,
Danny Magee, David Calapini, and Erin Hat-
chett. Fourth row John Burnett, Marc Fer-
guson. Jason Gragg. Steven Wheeler, James
Naum, Randy Jones, Tony Moreno, Tracy
Perez, and Amy Vowell. Back row Coach
Bales, and Coach McGann.



Up for Grabsl Lori Merrill, of the
Cougars tipped away Jeri Wheel-
er's hopes for a Red fast break.

Jump Start

he jump ball pops
up; one team takes
possession. A quick
pass, a little dribble, and
then a shot. Time slows as
the ball floats through the
air toward the hoop. The
fans hold their breath,
teammates whisper their
thoughts aloud, all eyes are
are gazing SWISHI The
first two points are on the
So began the 1988 Girls'



Basketball season re-
plete with a lot of action -
an air ball or a "brick" off
the backboard, whatever
the case, the fans still
cheered and the team-
mates hoped. Afterward
"Oh well, it was just one
game. We'll try harder next
time," said Shannon Lord
of the Bulldogs. These
thoughts might have filled
the minds of many players,
because no team went un-

Individual preparation
proved to be as essential as
team work. If one player
had a bad game, the whole
team suffered. If the team
leader was off, it might have
meant disaster. "I looked
up to both Jeri Wheeler and
Valina Scottland. They have
both been playing for a long
time," stated Michelle Hay-
den of the Red Machine.

Jeanette Antongiorgi, Laurie Man-
gum, Vanette Warner, Libby Rid-
der, Janet Cazabon, Terrel Lewis,
Katie Schneringer, Nina Ford,
Coach Freund, Lori Merrill, Yira
Theoktisto, Nilca Thomas, Donna
McOill. Liz Reyes, Mary Nelson. Not
pictured-Melissa Harvey.

Tradene Smith, Misty Renfro, Uva
Anckle, Aliesha Ave-Lallemant,
Lorena Teran, Margot Tremblay,
Maria Len-Rios, Coach Moffit, Kyra
Robinson. Eileen Marquez, Tisha
Price, Gladys nattabaugh, Susan
Nelson, Ann Mathews, Sally Oak-
ley. Not pictured-Justina Jackson
and Joy Hauser.

Liz Thompson, Vallna Scottland,
Itzel Manning, Nicole Caffrey, Lavl
Sheppard, Anna Pace. Coach
Thaxton, Ashley Falcon, Allyson
Stelner, Michelle Hayden. Jessica
Holder, Jerl Wheeler, Renee


Jennifer Rouse, Marcia Scott, Kim
Leckey, Maria Ascana, Coach Oil.
ver. Jennifer Rodgers, Shannon
Lord. Christy Oliver. Melody Oli-
ver. Jennifer Nelms. Not pictured-
Deneira Serrano. Lisa Loy. and
Maria Black.

Our record this ,1r1

utcr l I JllJC -iill- iirr,
ill. 1 ,,u F r i'- l u n ]
r,->''uri i ,n F .,-,"r-

"I try to keep my mind off the
game before it starts, by staying up
and about-but calm-so when I go
out I do my best," stated Kyra Rob-
inson of the Devils.

Back in the Racel Red teammates rejoice after a crucial bucket was

let by a strong Red defense, Kim
Secky of White is forced to seek help.

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Girls Basketball/51

Scouting the competition, Bull-
dogs' Coach Oliver, raids an op-
posing game.

Meet you at the hoop. Shannon Lord, Bulldogs. drives to the net for two.

Hands to Heaven? Uva Anckle, Devils: and Valina Scotland. Red: antici-
pated the rebound.

With a half-court press, Joy Hauser of the Green Devils, is capable of
blocking Jeanette Antongiorgi from Devil territory.

On the fast break. Ana Pace
sprints past a determined Aliesha
Ave-Lallemant. driving deep into
Devil territory.

Make them county During a pep
talk. Coach Thaxton of Red, pre-
pares her team for second half ac-

From the outside. Bulldogs' Melody Oliver, takes a clear shot for three

"What do you mean technical?
Coach Moffitt of Devils questions
an official's call during a game
against Red.

Sports i

Girls Basketball/53


he whistle cut through the
action, and all heads pivoted
from the floor to the ref. He
indicated a personal foul had oc-
curred, and number fifteen would
be awarded two free-throws.
The player accepted the ball and
tried to calm his frantic breathing.
He dribbled to gain time and to
help relax his frayed nerves. A
quick glance at the time clock veri-
fied what he already knew fifteen
seconds to go, and one point be-
The boy took control of the ball
and crouched. His actions seemed
automatic as he sprung, directing
the ball toward its mark. The ball
hit the backboard, hesitated on the
rim, and then swished through the
hoop, sending the fans into frantic
Several minutes passed before
the crowd quieted and the ref hand-

"No fouls, no foulsl" Instructed Coach
Reyes. Ryan Coon, Randy Oarmon. Alex
Reyes, Omar Morales. Juan Barrowes. Kirby
Kaufman, and Greg Schneringer takes a
breather during a time out.

ed the ball to the young player. The
strangled silence broke only when
the ball hit the floor's hard surface.
Time and breathing stopped as
eyes followed the ball's flight from
the boy's hands toward the hoop. It
missed the mark and did not re-
bound from the backboard, but in-
stead tipped over the edge and
through the net.
The '88-'89 Boys' Basketball sea-
son was also rife with tense mo-
ments. The Curundu Cougars
swept a 7-1 record for the cham-
pionship, but they got off to a shaky
start by losing their first game to
the Green Devils. The Devils
proved to be a strong match. They
tied for second place with the Cris-
tobal Tigers (5-3). Finishing third
was the Bulldogs with a (3-5) re-
cord, and Red came in fourth with
no wins.

"The reason for our
success this year was the
fact that we had an un-
selfish team. They
worked hard and were
equally as satisfied when
they got an assist as
when they scored the
basket." Cougars
coach, Ramon Reyes.

Pulling up for the jump shot, Pedro Silva of
Cougars scores against White.

Running the Green Devil offense, Robert
Morales leads his team down court.

Over the topl Matt Schneringer hurls the
ball over a Cristobal player for a tricky two

"Despite a wide range of abilities in the
teams, the '89 season was a building of
character for some and leadership and unity
for others." Mark Home. Red Machine.

Off the backboard. Raymond Hunter and Briar
Wood come up with a key offensive rebound
against Red.

n a battle for possession, Alex Home-slice"
eyes from Cougars, out jumps Dave Winn
1' 'o .i. I he Cougars first chance to score.

Boys' Basketball/55

Sports | 54

BULLDOGS Back: Coach Quinn, Enrique Jones, Terry Tevis, Kevin Hunter, John Riley.
Front: Fernando Williams, Fernando Vasquez, Tito Cotto-Perez. Brian Cochran, Tradene
Smith, Ivette Thomson.

GREEN DEVILS Ricky Larkin, Casey Morris, Brian Wood, Everette Wafford. Edwin Herrera,
Rody Mokillo, Raymond Hunter, Carlos Arana, Coach Capablo, Eric Fisher, Chad Collier,
Daryl Moore, Jermaine Jemmott, Adriano Diaz, Chris Creen, Robert Morales.

RED MACHINE Back: Coach Alvarez, Terrel Lewis, Pat Faye, Ricardo Gonzalez, Dave Winn.
Ken Jenkins. Paul Joyce, Mark Home, Craig Wood. Ken Crowley, Robert Castillo. Joseph
Cassidy. Front: Tanya Garcia. Chris White. Albert Fallin. Edwin Daiz. Darrell Moore, Bert
Maldonado. Fernando Dickson. Lamar Youngs, Dixie O'Brien.

COUGARS Back: Tammie Matheney, Matt Schneringer, Randy Garmon, Tony Herrera, Kirby
Kaufman, Alex Reyes, Coach Reyes, James Keller. Ryan Coon, Walter Amadee. Abdiel
Davidson, Greg Schneringer, Leanne Thrift. Front: Adrienne Oliver. Byron Schneringer,
Omar Morales. Juan Barrowes. Pedro Silva. Matt Ferguson. Dinah Eastham.

Dr. J up for the slam. James Keller, first year
player for Cougars, was awarded MVP.

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Boys' Basketball/57

RED MACHINE Back: Chris Skora, Michael Hoffman, Paul De la
Guardia, Brian Sweniv. Roger Sanchez, Roberto Chevalier, Coach
Moffltt. Front: Johnn lanese. Dana Brown, Michael Bleichwehl, Dar-
ren Chastain, David Vasquez, Michael Benitez, Carlos Quintero.


BALBOA BULLDOGS Back: Michael Stump, Erik Staffeldt, Shawn
Allen, Jeff Naum. Front: Chris Barber, Scott J. Throndson. Mike Bra-
zelton, Coach Oliver. Not pictured: Juan Arias, Chris Berrean, Herb
Harmond, Ben Bean, Chris Spears.

PCC GREEN DEVILS Back: Frank Delima, Antonio Pereira, Coach
Tucker. Louis Cordero, Chris Narotta. Front: Juan Houradou, Ro-
berto Chan, Peter Liehr. Not Pictured: Manuel Troncoso. Erie
Holland, Daishi Yoshimoto, Scott Wood, William Ridder.

CURUNDU COUGARS Back: Jose Carbonell, Jason Wilson, Mike
Bolt. Richard Samson, Coach Schulte. Front: Young Soo Kim, Alex
Garcia, Keita Sakon, Carlos Ruiz, Saku Sakon. Not Pictured: Mike
Kelly, Robbie Garcia, Matt Chee.

Potential Energyl Ready to spring
at anything, Ernie Holland of DRc
ils, awaits the serve.

"There's no way White is going to
beat Red. Their own coach can't
keep his shoes tied, imagine the
team Coach Moffitt, Red.

In a heated exchange, Jason Wilson of Cougars, places the ball out of his
opponent's reach with a strong backhand.

Sports 58

With quick reflexes, Red Ma-
hine's Dave Vasquez, dives for
he ball for a perfect put-away.


ob-sters in season! "The stiff competition chine was forced to settle
The back-hands and among the teams made this with a 3rd place finish. The
fore-hands were tennis season fun and excit- Green Devils won the cham-
poised ready and waiting. ing," commented Jason pionship in the last game,
A close race, with just two Wilson. "All the games with a convincing victory
games separating the top were close and action- over St. Mary's.
three teams, provided for packed."
an exciting tennis season. The tennis season culmi-
The Green Devils, boosted nated with a "come from
by strong draft choices, behind" victory for Bull-
captured the title with a 9-1 dogs, 5 games to 4, over
record. The Bulldogs and Red Machine. This gave the
Red Machine followed Bulldogs sole possession of
closely behind. 2nd place, and Red Ma-

Imitating Andre Agassi's serve,
Scott J. Throndson of Bulldogs,
uses his "Aries K" power to lob
the ball deep into his opponent's
4, court.

Boys' Tennis/59

/,l l


No Guts- No Gloryl Ael 4nion-
giorgi clears hi; darng \auh

"When I run, everything Is blocked
out, and my mind is set on the fin-
ish line," commented Bulldogs'
hurdler Virgil Wilson.

"Arghl" Like a shot from a cannon
Todd Underwood (White) puts it
away. His put of 414" was good
enough for All-lsthmlan. -


"Just take It and run!" exclaimed Kathie Harrington, Red relay runner,

hin splints, torn qua-
driceps, pulled liga-
ments, lack of carti-
lidge in knee Joints due to
overwork, and exhausted
limbs from long runs.
All these ailments were
suffered by the Jr. Varsity
and Varsity Track team
The Bulldogs boys' varsi-
ty squad and four members
of the Red girls' varsity
squad were underdogs in
their respective divisions,
yet they beat their larger
opponents. It was close in
each feat, though.
The secret of their suc-

"Runners take your mark
Jennifer Sweeney of Red waits
while adrenaline builds, ready to
explode at the instant the gun

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cess? Coach Waugh, of
Red, and Coach Dahlstrom,
of White, ran their squads
through a comprehensive
series of conditioning exer-
cises that lasted the whole
season, instead of the first
few weeks. Most important-
ly, they taught their small
track squads a great variety
of events long Jumpers
did hurdles, long distance
runners sprinted, high
Jumpers did shot put, and
discus throwers did long
distance running.
Not only did this ensure
that a track participant
could score his maximum

possible points and partici-
pate fully in each meet, it
brought more points in for
the team in general.
Boys' Bulldogs won their
division, they took a major-
ity of All-lsthmians. Red Ma-
chine girls duplicated the
feat in their category. Both
boys's Bulldogs and Red
girls will have to be com-
pletely rebuilt next year
since most of them were
seniors this year, and will
be moving onto bigger and
better things.


Track and Field Back: Coach
Dahlstrom. Willie Watson, Axel An-
tongiorgi, Kristine Stromberg, Col-
leen Ellis, Shandra Elliot. Nathan-
iel Welsh. Eric Green. Derek
George. Mark Mclntire. Third Row:
Ann McConnell, Kathie A. Marring-
ton, Carlos Nattabaugh. Micheal
Joseph, Sergio McKenzie, Richard
Reborio, Tom Myer, Joe Erickson.

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able to leap capital "T" in a sin
gle bound. It s its John Wil
liams. JV high jumper for White.

Second Row: Jennifer Ritchie, Ni-
chole Stames, Jennifer Sweeney.
John Williams, Jennifer Rouse.
Mike Snyder, Fred Chauvin. Ryan
Stouffer. Front: Coach Waugh.
Leann McConnaghy, Todd Under-
wood. Jennifer Rodgers, Marcos
Gonzalez, Brian Lieberman. Dana

"A close encounter" at the end of
the 100 yd. dash. Robert Thrift of
White and Ralph Furlong of PCC
give it their all,

Special thanks to photographer
Bob Weedin.

"Can she really heave the shot put
or is it for show?" commented
Coach Waugh about Sherri Ander-
son, JV Shot putter.




Gallup-ing into the
sports season, girls'
soccer made its de-
but to the answer of an in-
terest poll concerning girls'
varsity sports. Girls' soccer
was introduced this year on
a trial basis. If enough inter-
est was shown, then it
would be considered for
varsity status.
A 4-1-1 season was good

enough for first place by the
Red Machine. The teams
consisted of the Balboa Red
Machine, Balboa Bulldogs,
Curundu Cougars, and the
PCC Devils.
"Although we were out
there to win we were also
out there to have fun,"
commented Libby Ridder of
Red. "Winning made it all
worth while."

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Using her elbow to restrain Melody
Oliver (White), Eileen Marquez of
Devils, stays in control. She suc-
cessfully moved the ball away from
her opponent.

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Giving it all she's got. Christie Oliver of Red positions herself to wallop
the ball to the center.

In the beginning there was a "THUD"! and so beqan the qame na
Cooksey, center for Bulldogs, stretches her leg in order to position the ball
62 downfield.


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Busting OutI Out-maneuvering a tough Bulldog defense, Kelly Mallory
(Red Machine) kicks the ball into play.

Red Machine Back: Christy Oliver, Itzel Manning, Libby Ridder, Yolette
Walcott Dana Gordon, Coach Vicki Wagner, Elizabeth Costa, Kim
Leckey, Kelly Mallory, Ana Lampas, Kristine Stromberg. Front: Elisa
Merriweather, Mary Nelson, Jennifer Sweeney, Linda Lee, Tijuana Flow-
ers, Leti Higley, Zuleyka Cunningham, Tisha Price, Yaira Huc, Wilma
Diaz. Not pictured: Dorinda Codrington, Jessica Alexander, (Asst. Coach)
Benny Telesca.

Bulldogs Back: Coach Cowley, Soo Chung Kim, Angela Springstead,
Jennifer Toshok, Justina Jackson, Tina Donovant, Ana Cooksey, Marisol
Zamora, Ann Matthews, Claudette Welch, (Asst. Coach) Marcos Gon-
zales. Front: Kimberly Hughes (Mgr.), Katia Henriquez, Marisol Anglada.
Susan Nelson, Melody Oliver, Nilda Carrasquillo. Veronica Contreras,
Andrea Ruddock, Diane Merriweather.

Girls' Soccer/63


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With a 5' wing span, the albatross, John Wil-
liams, soars over the water.

A perfect pike executed by Melanie Lawlor,
BMS diver.


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Floyd, Carlos Nieves, Sergio Gomez, Hari
Singh, Eric Green, Mark Mclntire, James Rit-
chie, John D. Williams, Scott Loy, David Ble-
vins, Maria Len-Rios. Third Row: John Sulli-
van, Robin Goehle, Gengo Kinugasa, Mar-
cos Gonzalez, Richard Adams, Juan Urriola,
Teo Alvarado, Jennifer Galang, Noelle



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Woodrow, Jennifer Lively, Coach Sweeney.
Second Row: Ruben Gomez (Coach), April
Oliver (Coach), Jennifer Rouse, Aida Angel,
Kathryn Ann Harrington, Tracy Munsaker,
Mayra Diaz, Wilma Diaz, Kimberly Hughes,
Jessica Enriquez, Coach Beech. Front: Sean
Currey, Lauren Buchheister, Michael P. Mon-
son, Gina D'Anello, Naoki Watanabe.

"In a hurry, Currey?" Sean Currey, BMS
swimmer, zips through the water, back-
stroke style.

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"Hey Sullivani What can you tell me about
the pool shark rumors?" Robin Goehle and
John Sullivan chat during swim practice.

From the very start. Mark Mclntire is off to a
quick lead.

Soaring into the season, Aimee Vierra prac-
tices a few required dives before her first



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From the suelch Darrell Moore oi Cougars
delivers ihe pitch


BULLDOGS Back: Kirby Kaufman, Charles Naum, Ricky Larkin, Rick Cofer, Luis Oakley,
Rogers, Greg Schneringer, Enrique Marquez, Jaime Oakley, Corey Finch. Front: Mathew
Jose Ruffer. Ronald Olton, Brian Wood, Wen- Schneringer, Rafael George, Byron Schner-
dy Forster, Lisa Moffitt. Middle: James inger, Sergio McKenzie.

With Itchy feet, Charles Rogers of White,
carefully edges off first.

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On a close play at home. Hurb Harmond of
Green, slides under Steven Wheeler's (Red)

We're sorry we were unable to feature
a Cougar team picture: no time was
convenient for Coach Martinez to
have his team photographed.

On an inside pitch, Mathew Schneringer
drills the ball to right field.

"Airborne." Erik Staffeldt, shortstop and
key player for Devils, attempts to pull off a
tough double play.

Sports 66

RED MACHINE Back: Coach Quinn. Tito
Cotto-Perez, Brian Cochran, Marc Ferguson,
Reynaldo Royo, Satbir Singh, Steve Hovan,
Mike Banasick, Wesley Major, Jermaine
Jemmott. Mike Major, Reggie Davis, Lewis

Mitchner, Robert Thrift, Coach Bales. front:
Janet Cazabon, Jennifer Toshok. Danny Ve-
lez, Chris Hovan, John Haines, Santos Cava-
sos, Juan Haradou, Hari Ken Singh, Steve
Wheeler. Dario Dennis.

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DEVILS Back: Coach Stromberg, Kevin Reyes. Front: Abdiel Davidson, Robert Mo-
Barnes. Rody Mokillo, Ray francis, John rates, Raul Reyes. Dennis Cowles, Erik Staf-
Banasick, Justin Winter, Hurb Harmond, feldt, Craig Fishbough, Alfonso Ellis. Jeff
Keith Krapfl, Ryan Coon, Kevin Branden- Naum, Tim Denly. Sitting: Michelle Berry,
burg, Eric Holland, John Neidzeleck, Coach Suzanne Stames.
Baseball 67





Intense involvement from the gal-
ler\. New Coaches Ms. Coleman
and Mr. Howe. observe closely
their teams potential at a pre-sea-
son tournament held on February
11. 1989 in Cristobal.

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Double Troublel Mei-Ling Lavecchia and Adrienne Oliver of the Bulldogs
are a vexatious twosome. Through cooperation. Adrienne Oliver backs
up Mei-Ling as she effectively volleys at the net.

She's on the ball! Tammie Matheney of Devils, hustles backward to save
the ball.


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Bulldogs: Shannon Smith, Karen Hernandez, Heather Lumpkim, Ve-
ronica Bleau, Coach Schulte, Mei-Ling Lavecchia, Jennifer Schulte,
Phaedra Ave-Lallemant, Susan Martinez. Not pictured: April Leihr.


Red Machine: Valerie Haeusser, Susan Nelson, Anne McConnel, Ana
Lampas, Jennifer Brewer, Coach Howe, Melody Oliver, Melissa Bow-
man, Christie Oliver, Bridgette Kelly, and Lisa Goodwin.



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Half a scoop of please! Lisa Goodwin and
Machine, dish out good returns.

Baseline bomber With good form
ball cross court

Valerie Haeusser of Red

Monica Rios ol Cougars sleeps the

Curundu Cougars: Melissa Hation. Michelle Toledano, Vanessa Uhor-
chak. Tammy Mix. Nicky Nassiff. Coach Higley. Monica Rios. Leti
Higley. Kristine Stromberg, Jenny Sweeney, and Katie Goodwin. Not
pictured: Paulette Nassiff, Eileen DePena.

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PCC Devils: Erika Tsugane. Tammie Matheney. Coach Coleman Ni.
cole Caflrey. Donna McGill. Karen Williams. and Aliesha Ave-Lalle
manr. Not Pictured: Lynn Chan. and Jenilee Szymanski

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The sports section would like to thank Greg Meyer for his help
with our photography.


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weat dripped off the
flushed faces of the
runners as they came
around the bend in the
track. They all struggled to
fill their lungs and stay with
the pack. Then the cheers
of the crowd reached their
ears, and the runners,
knowing they had the sup-
port of the fans, pursued
their goal with a second
Like the fans who offer
encouragement to competi-
tors, the clubs and organi-
zations at Balboa High
School support the educa-
tional system.
"Clubs are a great way to
get involved and to feel part
of your school," said Noelle
Woodrow, Vice President of


the Drama Club and Thes-
Students could choose to
participate in twenty-five ex-
citing COSAS (clubs, orga-
nizations, and student ac-
tivities). They could ex-
press themselves through
art, dance, drama, and pho-
tography, and were reward-
ed for over-all academic ex-
cellence and high achieve-
ment in biology, Spanish,
drama, and athletics.
Besides the international
language of love, students
in Panama practiced the
foreign languages of
French, Spanish, and com-
Students also glimpsed
at potential careers by get-
ting involved with JROTC,

Model United Nations, Of-
fice Administration Associ-
ation, The Parakeet, and
The Zonian.
Pupils who applied and
were chosen for Close-Up
learned about politics and
government issues; then
they travelled to Washing-
ton D.C. Students also got
involved with government
by being Student Associ-
ation officers.
Beta lota Kappa, the Bal-
boa Involvement Club, was
started in order to get stu-
dents involved in extracurri-
cular activities.
Clubs allowed the stu-
dents to get off the main
track and explore their in-
terests on the sidelines.

Protruding tongues, wrinkled
brows, and bulging biceps display
the exertion that Carlos Welch and
Gerald Drumgoole are putting
forth. Charlie Co. tugged their way
to victory in this match against
Echo Co. at the October JROTC
Organization Day.

Clubs 5


Sitting pretty, S.A. President Michelle Montgomery spares us a smile.


SENIORS Front Row: Eduardo Diaz, T-anya Uhorchak, Michelle
Toledano, Jennifer Rodgers, Mayra Diaz. Back Row: Paul Mitchell,
Ana-Maria Romero, Marc Ferguson.

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JUNIORS Front Row: Lisa Goodwin, Kim Thompson, Juan Bar-
rowes. Back Row: David Kemp, Tisha Price, Alex Royo, Canute
Underwood, Aimee Vierra, Margot Howell.

SOPHOMORES Front Row: Cathy Loveless, Lea lzbicki, Jennifer
Galang, Jeanne Denham, Christine Ledezma. Back Row: Mary Nel-
son, Kathleen Kelly, Paul Hurst, Jennifer Rouse, Michael Maduro,
Elizabeth Ridder, Jennifer Lively.

S.A. Vice President Aurora Salazar
sells an S.A. card to Judie Beasley,
Senior. Over three hundred cards
were sold this year.

Student Life






he S.A. is the head of
the Balboa High
School government.
It is a non-profit organiza-
tion created to provide a
better school year for the
students here," Michelle
Montgomery, S. A. Presi-
dent said.
The Student Association
was larger and more.cohe-
sive during the 1988-89
school year than in pre-
vious years. It acted as a
referee during Homecom-
ing festivities and various
other events throughout
the year. Even though the
class officers did most of
the organizing and decorat-
ing of hallways and floats

for Homecoming. The Stu-
dent Association was re-
sponsible for keeping or-
der. This was all geared to-
ward the BHS students.
"We try to make sure ev-
ery student has a good time
at BHS. We sell food, class
shades, and S.A. cards to
them in our store. Our goal
is to spend money and to
be a service," said Carl
Dragseth, an S.A. secretary.
Representatives and their
alternates, chosen in the
second week of school by
first period classes, attend-
ed meetings to discuss mat-
ters in quorum. The next
day they reported to their
first period classes.

The economic theory of the Bull Market is here demonstrated by Carter
Griffin, S.A. Secretary. The S.A. Store was very successful this year.

S.A. Secretaries for the 1988-89
school year were: Jo Carlisle, Ro-
lando Linares, Catherine Nelson,
Carl Dragseth, and Carter Griffin
(Not pictured: Maria Len-Rios.)

Virtually, Mr. Waugh and the S.A. are interested in parting students with
their money.

Student Association/73


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National Honor Society

A tribute to our


ill I trip in front of ev-
eryone as I walk out?"
the thought bounced
around in her dead as she
fixed her hair at the last min-
The young man beside her
about to be initiated puts his
face close to hers and whis-
pered mischievously, "Let's
run and get this thing over
However, instead of running,
the well-behaved students
passed in front of beaming par-
ents, their heads held high, as
the initiation ceremony began.
This ceremony was the Na-
tional Honor Society Initiation

held on November 16 in the
BHS Library.
NHS President Jeri Wheeler
presided. "It was a great feel-
ing to initiate the deserving
new NHS members. They have
worked hard in their communi-
ty and school to create a better
atmosphere for all," she said.
Guest speaker Mr. John
Maisto, Deputy U.S. Ambassa-
dor to the Republic of Panama,
spoke to those gathered,
about his initiation into the
NHS. Mr. Ernest Holland, prin-
cipal of Balboa High, conclud-
ed the ceremony by swearing
in the initiates.

OLD MEMBERS Front Row: Eduardo Ponce, Karen Schnack, Mi-
chelle Colbert, Alex Chaniotis. Back Row: Eduardo Diaz, Mark
Dawson, Keli Gomez, Ana Maria Romero, Jason Wilson, Jean
Gramlich, Erik Staffeldt, Rebecca Wetzstein, Carl Dragseth. Tracy
Hunsaker, Wendy Forster, Theresa Hamisch, Eileen Bradley, Erin

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INITIATES: Juan Barrowes, Jackie Brogie, Carlos Arana, Carter
Griffin, Timothy Huff, Carrie Morris (not pictured, Sheridina Fin-

National Honor Society initiations
include the ritual holding of the
candle by all initiates. Here, Maria
Len-Rios gives Juan Barrowes his
for the ceremony.
The guest speaker of the night was
Mr. John Maisto, Deputy U.S. Am-
bassador to the Republic of Pana-
ma, and member of the National
Honor Society.
The National Honor Society is a
society that holds high the values
of community service, academic
accomplishment, leadership abili-
ties, and an active extra-curricular
life. The officers this year were:
President Jeri Wheeler, Vice-Presi-
dent Anayansi English, Secretary
Adrienne Oliver, and Treasurer
Jacqueline Lavallee.

Clubs ,

INITIATES. Aimee Vierra, Pauletle Nassiff Jackie Brogie Margol
Howell. Melody Oliver, Juan Barrowes. 2nd Row. Ben Burge. Jeff
Zomes, Susan Nelson. Mel Lavecchia, Kim Putnam. Lisa Goodwin.
Sharon Cobham, Louanne Pearson. Marisol Zamora. Sherdina Fin-
ney. Kimberly Hughes. James Dickerson, Wilfredo Sanchez. Sean
Carson, Timothy Huff Lenard Sollami. Paul Rickells. 3rd row: Alex
Reyes, Jill Stahlman. Ana Cooksey. Carlos Arana. Susan Martinez.
Erin Connolly. Noelle Woodrow. Bryant Ramirez. 4th Row: Jose
Ruffer, Veronica Bleau. Yolette Walcott, Tisha Price. Aida Angel.
Burton Barrager. 5th Row: Mike Calaplni. Sandra Muggier. Alex
Chaniotis. Alex Royo. Mike Hoffman.

Nata, the oldest, regularly attend-
ed church in the Americas, was vis-
ited by the BHS on their field trip.



OLD MEMBERS. Front Row: Jean Gramlich. Rachel Frey. Tracy
Hunsaker, Gilda Berman. Back Row: Johanna Leffler Eduardo
Diaz, Rebecca Wetzslein. Karen Schnack. Uva Anckle Rebecca
Joseph. Carrie Copier, Keli Gomez, Carlos Flores, Jacqueline La-
vallee, Mark Dawson.

I Norte bore down on
the hapless expedi-
tion members. Its
driving rain and wild wind
drove them from their
quest through endless jun-
gle expanses, back to the
warmth of their hotel
The members of this ex-
pedition were from the Bio-
logical Honor Society, and
they were on their annual
field trip.
They set off at 7:30 a.m.
on December 17, from the
BHS JROTC area. The
eventful trip included a stop
at Aguadulce to see the
shrimp farms, and being
stopped at Santiago be-
cause they were travelling
in a commercial bus.
They arrived at Hotel Fun-
dadores in Boquete at 8
p.m., just in time to rise at
dawn to visit the empty

Leading the Biological Honor So-
ciety on jungle expeditions and
wilderness hikes were: Lavi Shep-
pard, Eduardo Ponce, Peter Liehr,
and Anayansi English, this year's
BHS officers.

trout farms in nearby Bam-
El Norte's cold winds and
rains kept the BHS from
reaching the top of El Baru,
over 11,000 feet above sea
According to Mrs. Reeves,
sponsor, the BHS sched-
uled a nine mile hike from
Boquete to Cerro Punta,
shopping in Costa Rica, and
a visit to the hydroelectric
plant near Boquete.
The BHS members had to
cope with thin oxygen and
chill winds, not to mention
the freezing showers.
"I think what they
learned is that not everyone
has a hot water heater,"
said Mrs. Reeves.
The group returned on
December 21, after visiting
Nata, the oldest, regularly
attended, church in the

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Front Row: Jeri Wheeler, Tracy Hunsaker, Susan Martinez, Jason
Wilson. Back Row: Tina Maisto, Karen Schnack, Anayansi English,
Eduardo Diaz, Keli Gomez, Eduardo Ponce, Mr. Figueroa.

Front Row: Edilma Carr, Shaleen White, Sandra Muggier, Katia
Henriquez, Gilda Berman, Michelle Toledano, Alex Royo, Maria
Capps, David Kemp. 2nd Row: Lenard Sollami, Keli Gomez, Becca
Joseph, Adrienne Oliver, Tamara Matheney, Loida Cooper,
Eduardo Ponce. 3rd Row: Paul De La Guardia, Carlos Arana, Elsa
Washburn, Anays Nolte, Alicia Lewis, Sharmila Nandwani, Alex

Front Row: Sharmila Nandwani, Thomas Myer. 2nd Row: Ana
Cooksey, Tisha Price, Uva Anckle, Monica Rios, Sandra Muggier,
Katia Henriquez, Maria Capps. 3rd Row: Jo Carlisle, Kathryn Har-
rington, Lynn Chan, Juan Barrowes, Loida Cooper. 4th Row: Car-
los Arana, Elsa Washburn, Lavi Sheppard, Tanya Siraa, Alicia Lew-

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Spanish Club members enjoy good fellowship at their (ookout ami-
gas, yes?


Ed Ponce, a man of many talents.
shows his skill as an outdoor chef.








Both the Spanish Club
and the French Club
were quite active at
the very start of the school
year, sponsoring a cookout
and a field trip, respective-
The Spanish Club sold 64
tickets for their cookout on
September 10, but rain kept
attendance down to 29 at
the Albrook Bohios.
Nonetheless, the cook-
out lasted from 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m., the originally
scheduled hours, and the
majority of the hamburgers
and hot dogs were con-
sumed, leaving little to
As a respite, the rain
ceased to fall at 2:30 p.m.,
so the day ended in sunny

SALUD! Jenn Lively and Spanish
Club members enjoy drinks at the

The French Club had
their first field trip of the
year on September 27. Over
60 French and selected
Spanish students congre-
gated at the Alliance Fran-
caise and at the Ferdinand
DeLesseps restaurant
At the Alliance, students
met "Monsieur Pierre", the
director of the Alliance
Francaise in Panama,
watched a film on French
culture, and toured the fa-
cilities and classrooms de-
voted to teaching citizens of
Panama about French cul-
The tour was followed by
a French dinner at the Fer-
dinand DeLesseps restau-
rant in downtown Panama

Both Born in Panama, Mr. Vaz and
Mrs. Cigarruista share the duties of
sponsoring the Spanish Club,
along with teaching Spanish at

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Photography is fun,
but it is so frustrating.
Sometimes you look
at a scene and take a pic-
ture of it, and when you de-
velop your film, it comes
out totally wrong." said
Mrs. White, Photography
Club sponsor.
The 15 to 30 members of
the Photography Club took
that lesson to heart. Assign-
ments given by Mrs. White
were due each Wednesday.
Sometimes there was suc-
cess, other times frustra-
Part of the solution was
good instruction. Mrs.
White lectured to novice
photographers as much as
she could.
But just as a picture is
worth a thousand words, a
thousand words cannot

produce a good picture.
"You learn about photogra-
phy by doing it yourself,"
White added.
The club had no officers
this year, just four or five
seasoned photographers
and darkroom aficionados
who helped Mrs. White on
Tuesday and Thursdays in
the photo lab.
The Photography Club
did not stress perfection. Its
main goal was to teach peo-
ple how to observe their en-

At first, photography can be one of
the most frustrating ordeals. Mrs.
White knows that, being a long-
time photographer herself.

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Front Row: Mark Bower, Maria Capps. Back Row: Thomas Myer,
John Sullivan, Carey Goehle, Tina Maisto, Paulette Nassiff, Anto-
nio Portela, Katia Henriquez, Carmen Ortiz, Becca Wetzstein, Uva
Anckle, Melody Oliver, Lisa Moffitt, Mrs. White.

To take a GOOD picture, one must
do more than meets the eye. Here,
Michael Monson, photographer-at-
large, zooms in on his next victim.

Clubs P


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Thanks to the dedication of the Lettermen's Club Officers, the Lettermen
actually were represented this year. President Lisa Deslondes, Vice Presi-
dent Mark Ferguson, Treasurer Tracy Hunsaker, and Secretary Maria
Capps all donated great amounts of their time to make the Lettermen's
Club a success at Balboa High. The Lettermen were able to send for
jackets, keep accurate records of fellow lettermen, and raise money to
send one club member to college with a sports scholarship.

Being a letterman involved a lot of pride in accomplishments. The pro-
cess of initiation into the ranks was long and strenuous, but those who
make it can be assured satisfaction that they are a true sportsman
among other athletes. Richard Reborio, track & field pole vaulter and
long distance runner, shows off what years of conditioning and discipline
brought him.


Front Row: Ana Velez. Lisa Deslondes Maria Capps. Tracy Hun-
saker. Mark Home 2nd Row: Eileen Bradley. Jennifer Toshok.
Charles Rogers. Javier Velez. Steven Torres, Earl Dame, Robert
Thrift, JeffKnappenberger, Edwin Diaz, Mark Caffrey. John Bemetl.
David Daniel, Harry Singh, Sergio Mckenzie.

according to Lisa Des-
londes, president of
the re-born Letter-
men's Club, the BuS letter-
men are up to something
Besides keeping track of
lettermen and supplying
Lettermen Club members
with Lettermen jackets, the
club planned to raise
enough money to send one

of their own departing Sen-
iors to college with a siz-
able sports scholarship.
The winner of that was
announced at the Letter-
men Banquet near the end
of the year, along with the
winners of other awards
and trophies. All varsity let-
termen were honored for
their achievements.


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OFFICERS: Sponsor, Mrs. Howe; Secretary, Allyson Steiner; President.
Richard Durazzo; Treasurer, Carlos Flores; Vice-President, Bryan Wom-

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wi ns and comput-
ers ot many people
wo d be able to con-
nect thesC two words; but,
the con4uter club has
manage to keep a rela-
tionship'etween them for
several years.
Not only do they give out
Twinkies for becoming a
member, but they sell them
at lunch time for twenty-five
cents. Twinkies have be-
come a fun "tradition" for
the computer club. Pres.
Richard Durazzo said, "The
Twinkies are a fun part of
the computer club that get
people to join."
The computer club has
also continued other tradi-
tions this year. They have
been in charge of organiz-
ing the annual dance for

Valentine's Day. In prepara-
tion for the "romantic" oc-
casion, the club offered the
dating service.
The dating service was a
computer program de-
signed to match up the
"perfect" couples of the
school. It was made up of a
series of questions about
the person's interests and
desires for his/her
From Twinkies to ro-
mance, the computer club
was full of fun.

Experimenting with making com-
puter banners, Mayat Martinez and
Eileen Da Pena find out computers
are fun.
Life with a computer is the only
way to live for Allyson Steiner,
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COMPUTER CLUB: Front row: James Sager 2nd Row: Sean Carson,
James Sawyer, Back row: Cole Rawden, Robert Morris.

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Her sparkling smile is not all Mrs.
Corbett gives to the Zephyrus as




ZEPHYRUS STAFF: Front row- Jacqueline Lavallee. Eduardo Diaz.
Carter Griffin. 2nd row- Monica Rios. Wendy Fries, Tina Maisto. Roli
Linares. Rachel Frey, Back row- Annie English, Erika King. Chris Mat-
son. Paul Mitchell. Myra Diaz, Raymond Samuels. Roberto Smith.

xtra! Extra! Read all
about it! The Stu-
dent/Faculty literary
magazine returns to Bal-
boa." With a growing inter-
est in writing, Tom Myer and
Mark Bower decided it was
time to let the students and
faculty show their talent.
The literary magazine,
"Zephyrus" faded from the
high school in 1985. The re-
turn of it brought back ex-
citement. and a staff of
twenty-two students was or-
ganized within a few days.
The staff, headed by Tom

and Mark, was made up of
interested and qualified stu-
dents on the yearbook staff
and in the A.P. English
The chief editors and sec-
tion editors decided the
magazine would consist of
poetry, short stories, one-
act plays, and student art-
Mark said, "We brought
back a way for students and
faculty to express their cre-
ativity. That's all we want-


Being Librarian and Zeph)rus
sponsor keeps Mrs. Hanson work-
ing all the time.
In their "office", co-editors Mark
Bower and Tom Myer review stu-
dent's entries.

Once upon a time, in
a little high school
named Balboa,
there was an Afro-American
club. One day, it vanished.
Well, in 1987, the Afro-
American club returned to
BHS as the Youth Black In-
volvement club. It was re-
organized in order to, "Get
people together and out of
trouble," said president
Uva Anckle.

The name was changed
to the Balboa Involvement
club to sound more "excit-
ing." This new name sum-
marized the club's goal, but
was not very eye-catching.
It needed to have some-
thing more.
The group decided to use
the Greek letters Beta, lota,
Kappa, to represent the ini-
tial of the club's name.
They wanted their name to

be different to get people
to join. The name change
may not have fulfilled its
original goal, but it did raise
a few questions.

Mrs. William-Sanchez, B.I.K. spon-
sor, gives her ideas for the activi-
ties planned for the year.
President Uva Anckle and Sargent-
at-Arms Yadira Tomlinson, plan
the upcoming events at a Beta Iota
Kappa meeting.

lick, click clickity,
click, click." Those
familiar sounds of
the typewriter in the Parra-
keet room were heard be-
fore each deadline.
Students rushed to get
their stories typed and
ready to print. That part of
the story didn't change, but
"Parrakeet" readers were
surprised at some of the
changes in the paper.

Co. editors Melanie
Lawler and Stephanie Rus-
selburg spent one week at a
journalism workshop at In-
diana University during the
summer. Changes in "the
Parrakeet" were made us-
ing ideas and knowledge
gained from the workshop.
Graphic skills were en-
hanced, which enabled the
newspaper to be more in-
teresting and attractive.

Changes in the organiza-
tion of the staff were made,
as well as the changes in
the body of the newspaper.
To assist the co. editors,
section editors, and an edi-
torial board were added.
This allowed more people
to make decisions.
These changes were
made to satisfy the readers
and to improve "the Parra-

Yadira Tomlinson 1Sargental
Arms) Mrs Sanchez sponsor)
LUa Anckle IPresidentr 2nd
row. Diana Telesca. Erlka Harrl.
son. Mercedes Nero Analansl
English. Jennifer Allen David
Daniels Jessica holder Der-
rick Daniels Raquel Gonzalez.
AnalioskaCooksey Trade Nes-
bill. Karima Clark Back row:
Diie O'Bnen. Jason Giliens
John Caton. Sheridina rinney

Clubs 82

NIicole Caffrey gets her story checked by co. editor Stephanie Russelburg. as Johanna Leffler
waits her turn.

Parrakeet Staff" Front row: Co.
editor Melanie Lawlor. Assis-
tant editor Steve Moore co edi-
tor Slephanie Russelburg 2nd
Sr row Sandra Muggier Maria
Capps Rachel rrey. Ratia Hen-
riquez 3rd row. Christine Len.
mark. Cathenne Nelson. Shell
Fonken. Valerie laeuser Kathy
Escalera. Jeanle Denham Back
row. Tom Myers. Amee Vierra.
Brian Cochran Tim Huff. Rob-
ert Smith. Paul Ricketts. David

Melanie Lawlor works overtime.






C 1 ome and take
Sour chances
to win a rag
doll, radio, and/or a 35 mm
camera." You may have
heard something of this
sort as you walked the halls
of B.H.S. during lunch, be-
htween classes, or after
school. These were the
voices of the members of
SClose-Up had a lot of
work to do in order to get
ready for their trip to Wash-
j ington D.C. They kicked off


the year by holding a series
of raffles, including: dolls,
radios, cameras, and even
Mr. Holland's beach house.
Although raffles were a
large part of the fund rais-
ing, the group held car
washes and rented out the
Ancon Theater Guild's
show, Nunsence. Ticket
prices were raised and all
the proceeds went towards
the D.C. trip.
Raising money was an im-
portant part of Close-Up,
but they needed more than

just money to go to D.C.
The fifteen members of
Close-Up were politically in-
Once a week, there was a
class held after school. The
class, led by Mr. Waugh and
Mrs. Alvarado, discussed
U.S. and foreign events and
brushed up on their govern-
ment studies. The group
also met with speakers to

learn more about current
political topics.
After seven months of
hard work and study, the
members of Close-Up were
ready to take on Washing-
ton D.C. for seven days.
D.C. would never be the

Gathering for their weekly meetings, Carter Griffin, Jeri Wheeler, Eileen
Bradley, Jason Wilson. Lavi Sheppard, and Erik Staffeldt await further
"Diet or regular?" asks Eileen Bradley selling sodas for the Close-Up trip
to Washington D.C.

Using creative selling techniques.
Jason Wilson convinces Peter
Liehr to purchase a ticket to Nun-

Close Up members. Jeri Wheeler.
Eileen Bradley, and Theresa Har-
nisch ask questions about U.S. Pa-
nama relations during a seminar.

Students learn about U.S. involvement in Central America during a mini-
seminar at Quarry Heights.



Close Up/85


Mark time, march and
ready, front!"
You probably heard
these words shouted loud
and clear after school. No,
*it wasn't JROTC. It was the
found of Heart Beat, better
known as the Dance Team.
Heart Beat wasn't all fun
and games. These seven
*young ladies were under a
V very strict code of conduct,
.constitution, and demerit
y system. There was no fool-
F ing around when it became
to being ladies. Walking
down the halls with their
hands behind their backs
was all part of their code of

conduct. Their practices
even consisted of drills
similar to those of the
JROTC cadets. The team
choreographed and
learned one new dance
each week. Practicing two
hours every day, plus indi-
vidual work, they were
ready to show their stuff at
the Friday night football
The team, started by Don-
na Tores in 1987, learned
well over twenty routines.
Donna Tores, director and
coach; Rosie West, captain;
Maria Arenas co-captain;
and dancer Elsa Arenas, at-

tended "Super Star" train-
ing camps in Texas and
Florida over the summer.
The girls brought new
knowledge and skills to the
Captain Rosie West has
learned, "If you love to
dance and are ready for
some hard work with no
complaints, if you got it,
(then) jam it!"

Wendy Fries (dance team man-
ager) watches the girls jam at the
Friday night football games.

DANCE TEAM 'Heart Beal' Front row: Elsa Arenas; Rosie West
captain- Maria Arenas co-captain Back row: Wendy r es, man-
ager: Jennifer Diaz: Lu2 flores: Vanessa Clarke; Donna Tonez,

ART CLUB front row. Shahnar Awan. Mike La Caze 2nd row.
Sherdina flnney, Sheila Fonken. Melanie Lawlor. Tiffany Sullivan.
Susan Maninez. Erich Scheman. Mr. Young Back row: John
Banasick Paincia 5tarz. John Williams. Robert Smith, Erika king.

Elsa Arenas, Rosie West, Maria
Arenas. Jennifer Diaz, Luz Flores.
Vanessa Clarke. "Heart Beat"
show their stuff at the Jamboree.

Art & Dance/87

Clubs N



Thespian Troupe 314 Back Row: Kim Putnam, Rolando Linares,
Lisa P. Moffitt, Wendy Forster, Tina Maisto, Raymond Samuels, Tim
Huff. Back to Front: Canute Underwood, Mark Bower, Valerie For-
ster, Rebecca Wetzstein, and Noelle Woodrow. Many of these peo-
ple were in charge of, or involved in the student play, The Princess

Drama Club Members Top to bottom: Brian Lieberman, Jenni-
fer Ewan, Heather Lumpkin, Lea lzbicki, Carrie Copier, Maria
Capps, Tammy Mix, Rochelle Casperson, Carter Griffin, Sherdina
Finney, Libby Ridder, Jennifer Schulte, Angie Moffitt, Jennifer
Rouse, and Jessica Enriquez.

Drama n I 88

_ -rllraa~

Comedy, satire, and musicals to-
night tragedy tomorrow. Mr. J.
directed Arsenic and Old Lace and
The Wizard of Oz, leaving the trag-
ic plays for another year.

Climbing to new heights, the dra-
ma officers: Mark Bower, Noelle
Woodrow, Rachel Frey, and Kim
Putnam, produced the student
production of The Princess Bride.

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to Muncy

"Not only Santa can stuff your
shocking' Rachel Frey advertised
and worked on the Thespian
stocking grams with Mark Bower
and Rolando Linares.

"You seem a decent fellow. I hate
to kill you," says Inigo. "You seem
a decent fellow. I hate to die," says
Westley. Brian Lieberman, West-
ley; and Raymond Samuels, Inigo
Monto)a rehearse a fight scene
from The Princess Bride.

To go, or not to go?
That was the ques-
tion. Many Thespians
struggled with the decision
of attending the annual
Thespian conference in
Muncy, Indiana. This con-
ference gives a chance for
young people to experience
theater and drama work-
Those who were interest-
ed in attending the confer-
ence joined the race to
Muncy early in the year. The
drama officers planned

bake sales, pizza sales, and
sold stocking grams for
Christmas. The biggest
fund raiser for the year was
the student production of
The Princess Bride. Making
use of the techniques he
learned in Theater Arts,
Mark Bower directed this
play with Rolando Linares'
assistance. At this writing,
plans were in the works for
the Muncy trip, and several
Thespians were planning to


Guns in the sky Kelvin Andrews
for Alpha Co Mike Snider for Bra-
vo Co Juan Calliano for Echo Co
Joe Clark for Charlie Co.. and
John Burett for Delta Co. began
the mile relay.

Bottom Row J. Ralcnie J Quintero L Pearson C Nieres 5. Inne%
A Everitl. L. Reyes. h Lalnear- Row Two M. Season C. Taganr 5.
Moore. M. Lowe. L Gonzalez. W. Bartley R Vasquez J Shalegr Row
Three 5. Helin J Zomes D CGordon o Perez. ,. Gueiara E
Merriteather. M. Morales E. Noguiera, G. Gordon. Top Row 4 Scot
tino. A. Falling. A. Finn. P Ricketts I Reyes J FLo)d K Andrews

J, h

Bottom Roa. \. *ilson L. Garndo M rermanoez J Sager .1 Camp
bell. D Merriweather L Barrera L Oakle) D Knappenoergei Row
Two D. Daniel. R Seale) J Jackson T Decamp A Anionglorgi A
Thomas A. White D Hanirg Row Three 5 Gomer 5 Ho\an E
Grayson T 5aunders C. Ladue V La)ne T Mohlna M 5nider Top
kRow: M. Caner H. Launder P ClarK C Riggs T ftlzgibbons C
Welch D. Moore

Clubs 90

wful, awful Alpha.
Chicken, chicken
Charlie. Dumb,
dumb Delta. Icky, icky
Echo!" Bravo Company
sang thisjody at the JROTC
Organization Day held Oc-
tober third in the stadium.
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie,
and Delta Companies from
Balboa High School com-
peted against one another
and against Cristobal's
Echo Company in a series
of events. These events
ranged from basketball to
Before the competition
began, the companies met
in the gym to raise spirit.
Alpha won the 880-relay.
Bravo won the basketball
tournament with a total of
two wins. Charlie won the

enter front P Micnaelis Ron Two. K. Kno% J Heath P. Mitchell.
ow Three T Emigh L Amat M Calon A Matthews G Drumgoole
Campbell M Allene O. Gulllen L. Alba J Dickerson M McCon.
ell Row Four W Harper .. Warner. J. Castro B Cargill K Barnes
Vela K Josephs H Webster Cj Villarreal H. Largas Ro, Fie. F.
ilhiams J Borrnas Sawer A Poneia B. Brown M. BAnasick D
ones R Gonzalez. R Petrosk R Hancock

tug of war contest, even
though they were short one
man. Delta, being the only
team that was not disquali-
fied, won the mile relay.
They won the racquetball
contest and made the most
"pushdowns" in push ball.
Echo sucked the best in the
bottle-sucking contest, and
they took the lead in the sit-
up/push-up contest.
At one o'clock there was
a break for lunch, and the
exhausted competitors ate
barbecued hamburgers
and hot dogs.
Echo proved to be the
overall winner of the eight
hour Organization Day. Del-
ta placed second, Charlie
third, Bravo fourth, and Al-
pha fifth.

Center Front J Bumelt. Row Two. E Connolly, J. McCormack. L.
Sollami; Row Three. R George. F. Bustamante. J. iltens. D. Willis, W.
Mena M. Howell- Row Four- B. Livingston. L. Huyghue D. O'Brien. T.
Atkinson. F. DIglovannl. J Reyes. T. Walker: Row Five: 0. Yates. Y.
Dlsla. M Weinnch 5. Betty. E. Moore. R. 5aymanski. C. Welch. F.
Chauvin, Row Six: 5. Carson. J. Caton. H. Smgh. E. Subia.


r r


Performing for the crowd at half-
time, the Male Drill Team reaches
the apex of their routine with Wil-
liam Spooner, Erik Nogueira, and
Stephen Stone kneeling in front.
and Virgil Wilson being surround-
ed by the remaining cadets.

.. V- .** '

Confidence and balance are neces-
sary for Sergio McKenzie to climb
up a staircase of rifles during this
daring routine.

Service with a smile Hutch Var-
gas, Fernando Williams, and
James heath help to run the
JROTC Hot Dog Stand.

Catch me if you can! Three flying
guns are being eyed carefully by
Mark McConnell, Hari Singh, and
John Burnett. as they practiced
the triangle toss.

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Clubs 92


Often times unrea-
lized, a group of ver-
satile young adults
play a major role in every-
day school life.
The JROTC provided peo-
ple to run the ticket booth
and hot dog stand at every
football game and track
meet. JROTC's drill team
took part in half-time enter-
tainment, and JROTC pre-
sented the colors year-
round at various activities.
They provided lunch for
many students everyday,
and made an average of 65-
75 dollars a day.
Not only were they in-

volved in things from which
the whole student body
benefited, they also had a
leadership school and a
camp during summer vaca-
tion. They participated in an
Organization Day; a Batal-
lion Review; Airborne, Wa-
terborne, and Helicopter
orientations; and the annu-
al "pig roast."
It is a highly disciplined
program which teaches stu-
dents to be organized and
to serve. It also allows stu-
dents to be leaders and to
lead their fellow students
on to success.

The Female Drill Team is made up of the following: Front Center
D. Knappenberger. Drill Team Commander: Row Two: G. Villarreal.
M. Caton: Row Three: K. Knox. L. Barrera. W. Mena; Standing: L.
Pearson. J. Jackson. T. Decamp. D. Gordon. and J. Quintero.

The Male Drill Team is made up of the following: Kneeling M.
McConnell. J. Sager. V. Wilson. B. Campbell E. Nogueira: Row
Two: A. Finn. P. Mitchell. S. McKenzie-Drill Team Commander, J.
Heath. E. Subia: Row Three: J. McCormack. S. Carson. H. Singh. M.

Just for kids? No way! Being on the
Drill Team involves many hours of
practice; but, both Drill Teams re-
ceived recognition for their efforts
on December 6, when they were
interviewed by SCN for "Just For



Behind closed doors a
transformation took
place. Every day
after school an elite group
of students met and trans-
formed a classroom into a
shooting range.
The cadets interested in
being on the Rifle Team
started practicing during
the last weeks of Novem-
ber, and they practiced
each afternoon to improve
their aim. Their first goal
was to survive the cuts and
make it on to the Rifle
Team. The members of the


team not only competed
against one another, but
they also sent their target
sheets to Cristobal High
School and to high schools
in the States to get an idea
of how they ranked.
At the beginning of the
season Enrique Subia won
a turkey and a ham; Frank
Kuwanoe won a turkey and
a bottle of wine; and Tony
Portela won a turkey when
they showed their skill at
the Turkey Shoot held on
November 19.

Aiming for a bull's eye. Tony Portela steadies his rifle and concentrates
on controlling his breathing. He scored an 84 on this round.

The faculty of the JROTC Junior Resene Olficers Training Corps
are. src Puryear. 55C webster CPT Norice and Src Cooper SSG
Webster commented that he enjoys workingg with the cadets because
he likes to see 5oung adults' succeed.

The cream of rme crop these sludenrL- make up [nie lrudent StLi of
the JROTC program at Balboa nigrn School Franh Kuhanoe Jersica
Holder Janet McCorrrach 51epnen Stone Sergio lMclKnzie ScoT'
LOI Carlos Miguel ieles Braale) Douglas iKein Damon ana John
Barnsichk not plcLuredl

This ;s an optical Illu-ion What )ou are seeing is just 3 small part of
ith whole for there is no established Color Guard ior evere eeeni
CadeLs who .olunteer lake the job ior one eent and the% can be
either a RIght or Left Guard or a flag Bearer This Color Guard is
made up or Sherdina Finney James Sager Doug Naning and Jerome
rlo1 .

The Rifle Team gets a chance to aim at their first live largest the
photographer. front Row* K Damon. T Portela. 5. Betty. E. Subia. Y.
Disla P. Mitchell. Row Two* J Sawyer. J. Zomes, O Yales. H Vargas.
M Weinrich- Row Tnree: src Pur)ear. L. Veliz. M. Torres. L Alba. R.

Clubs u 94


Sain t t ain

S o! No Monday can
not be a holiday)
blurted Tom Mler
'that giles us less timenl
The stress of meeting dead-
kL lines became a reality) for
members of the Zonian
staff As the year unraveled
and the pace of the rat race
The satisfaction of having pictures tum out is clearly evident on quickened the dedicated
the faces of Jerl Wheeler and Wend) Forster. Senior Section suffers n t p pictures dote
staffers took pictures t,.Tote

,Working on he rinal Ionian sponsor MS Shon discusses corrections kiln
editor in chief Calherne relson

captions and stories- made
layouts- and as Lisa Des
londes put it tried to re
create the highpoints of the
school year.

Gotta get II righll Thi /.,ri.ji S lll
uiln.entii r-i.-nt'ej a :rL l .It I
ordjCr 10 *I' t 1It, lr.1>:[1 _ira il

This is the fllel Maria Len*Rios and Michelle Montgomery are
pleased to nave finished another page of the Student Life section.

Regressing back to his Junior )eat. Brian Lieberman a Senior
gives ideas to and works with Lisa Desiondes on the Junior Sec

Calling her co-worker back to the world of yearbooks and Sopho
more Sections. Heather Lumpkin asks for Cathy Bal)eat s opinion

Teamwork. the key to a winning game and to a great Sports
Section. Erik Staffeldl Toad Underwood and Adrienne Oliver col

a I-1

This club was not all pla, Tom M Er Rebecca tetzstein and Mark
Bower put a plethora of hours of sork into the Clubs Se-i.or,

u a


1 ..1

The photographers. Roll Llnares and Tina Maislo. developed
many pictures and a close friendship omer developer fixer. and

Polishing her final story. Tracq Hunsaker works diligently on the
Academics section

Brainstorming Ideas rain over the editors of the Faculty section.
Rachel Fre) and Carie Morris

Dedication from the Ads and finance section. Maria Capps. Bonnie
Hanson. Judith Potwell. and Katia Henriquez paid off





est? What test?" If
you have been
known to say these
words during the first few
minutes of class, then obvi-
ously you weren't prepared.
To do well in Academics,
you should not only be pre-
pared, but you should be
ready and willing to learn.
Preparation was a must
for some of the most chal-
lenging classes such as
Physics, AP English, and
Calculus. The overwhelm-
ing work load was very diffi-
cult to manage coupled
with assignments from oth-
er classes. Jason Wilson
said, "Being in Calculus,
Physics, and AP English is a
lot of work. You have home-
work every night and lots of
tests. If you pay attention

and study a little, the
classes are pretty easy."
Shaleen White thought
French was her most fun
and interesting class this
year. "This was my third
year of French and I've en-
joyed it despite disappoint-
ments like the waiters not
speaking French on our res-
taurant field trip. I think my
knowledge of the language
will help me when 1 study
French in college."
School can be compared
to a marathon; without Aca-
demics, there would be no
school, and without run-
ners there would be no
To do well in Academics
you need certain skills like
paying attention, being pre-
pared for class, and follow-

ing directions. In a race you
need agility, endurance,
and speed. You can't do
well on a test if you don't
study, and you can't win a
race if you do not train right
and work out.
There will be times when
you feel overloaded with
homework and you're not
going to make it through
the week. It's the same feel-
ing of dehydration in a race
and wishing the finish line
was right in front of you.
Although the road to Aca-
demics and learning is nev-
er really over, high school
Academics end at gradu-
ation. Hopefully, by this
time in your life, you will
have learned what it takes
to do well in the future and
be prepared.

In the library, Karen Schnack often
studied for her classes. Advanced
Placement English, Calculus,
Physics, and Analysis kept her
busy throughout her senior year.






One of the peer helping training techniques was for the old helpers to
instruct the new ones. Sarah Van Steenburg listens to Anita Nolte about
what she would do in a certain case.
Training the second generation of peer helpers is well worth Mr. Ander-
son's time and effort.


L~ Y*

imagine traveling to
Europe, South Amer-
ica. China, and the
Middle East. Imagine
meeting George Wash-
ington. Abe Lincoln. Na-
polean, and the Emperor
of Japan. Imagine going
back in time and learning
abut new. different, and
exciting cultures.
Imagine a carpeted
classroom with thirty
desks and map covered
walls. You can go to all of
these exotic places.
meet all these famous
people. and study these
interesting cultures in so-
cial studies classes
To graduate. you need
three credits of social
studies: World geogra-
ph). U.S history, and
U 5. government are the
three most popular
classes to take.
There are reasons for
these classes to be re-
quired Mrs. 5osa said,
Social studies is like
solving a puzzle- the past
and present interlock to

Realizing that the Civil War really did affect his life. Christopher Marotta Thanks to Mr. Sweeney s U.S. his-
peruses his textbook, tory class. Steven Moore now
knows where the United States' ca-
pitol is,

Academics 4 100

Taking lecture notes is essential for Annie English to pass
During a peer helping session, Gilda Berman listens closely
to Mr. Anderson's instructions.

Social Studies101

form a picture of the fu-
ture. The challenge.isLto
make the most of the in-
formation in order to en-
rich your life."
This year, there is a
new way to get a social
studies credit called Peer
Helping. It is a program
of twenty-one students
who are trained to help
their peers by talking
with them about their
thoughts. feelings, and
Mr. Anderson. the
coordinator of the pro-
gram said, "Teenagers
are more likely to accept
feedback from peers on
how they come across as
persons. Peer Helpers
have another perspec-
live on alternatives in de-
cision making as well as
preparation for deci-
Whatever a person says
to a peer helper is kept
strictly confidential. This
may be important if you
need an ear to listen or a
shoulder to cry on.

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With the help of a socket wrench, Luis Cantu and Dixie O'Brien change
the water pump in a car.
Lightbulbs, switches, wires, and a lot of concentration are what it takes
for Nathaniel Welsh to complete his work.



" lnirr
n 5i 3 ;


Rulers, pencils, and lines are a major necessity in Ronaldo Olton's me-
chanical drawing class.
With the flick of a switch, Peter Pedersen finishes his housewiring assign-

A ademics


\ -,

HAVINGi CAR TROUBLE? Calley Wharry, Erich Sheman, and Robert Nieves can help. They have taken auto mechanics.


Working Lith electricity and wiring
has given Nodial Sanchez a special

Click, clank, zap,
buzz, whirr
These are all the
sounds you may hear
coming from the
screened-in building
which houses the indus-
trial arts classes. The
courses offered are split
between drawing classes
and classes where stu-
dents work with me-
chanical devices.
The drawing classes,
taught by Mr. Wil-
loughby, are mechanical
drawing, machine draw-
ing, and architectural
drawing. These courses
are highly recommended
for future interior decora-

tors and architects.
Reynaldo Royo said, "I
know the drawing exper-
ience I've gained in me-
chanical drawing will
help me if I become a
mechanical engineer. I
have learned many inter-
esting things, such as:
which kind of pencil to
use for certain lines, and
how to draw machine
The machine classes
include: electricity and
electronics, small engine
repair, and auto mechan-
ics. These courses are
taught by Mr. Chenn,
who said, "All of my
classes are basically de-

signed to give students a
general knowledge of
electricity, engine repair,
and basic car mainten-
He recommends his
classes for students
wishing to pursue a ca-
reer in the field of elec-
tronics, engineering, or
Unfortunately, there is
not significant equip-
ment or facilities enough
to do any major projects
(such as building an en-
gine). Nevertheless, all
industrial arts graduates
should be better able to
recognize potential prob-

Industrial Arts/103

Mixing colors is a shady business,
demonstrates Chris Williams at
the paint table.

Demonstrating how to
airbrush, Mr. Young
shows Shaleen White
how to do the back
ground on her Art IV
acrylics project.
A steady hand, a good
eye, and lots of patience
produce quality art. Rob-
ert Kimbrough combines
those traits as he fin-
ishes his commercial art

Academics 104

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Cautious planning and precise measurement help Jack Hanna complete
his Art IV project.


Cutting and measuring. Ken Crowley and Theresa Marmsch place differ-
ent styles of lettering for the Senior class shirt logo

Carefully deciding which colors to use, Patricia Sitarz works intently on
her Art II project, an illustration.


rt gave me an out-
let that other
classes just did
not give me. I could not
have survived high
school without it," com-
mented Theresa Har-
nisch on her experience
in art. Part of her exper-

iences include her year
in Art with Mr. Young.
Mr. Young introduced
Theresa and the rest of
the Art 111 and IV class to
his knowledge of art after
a year of studies in the
states. "New art" is the
concept he taught his

students to prepare them
for a career in art. Not
only were the students
taught "new art" tech-
niques, they learned art
vocabulary that would
serve as an asset to
those trying to survive in
the art Held.

Commercial art, in-
cluding graphics and
computer art, were part
of the 'new art" con-
cepts that returned with
Mr. Young. Student art
was displayed through-
out the year.


Advanced reading, writing, and in-
terpreting skills were all necessary
for Raquel Gonzalez to do well in
world literature.

Reading has become a part of oral communications now that Jill Stahl-
man must study her rules of speech giving.


Listening to Carrie Copier's expla-
nation helps Karen lemandez bet-
ter understand the World Litera-
ture assignment.
Pointing out different techniques
of delivery, Mrs. Corbett gives a
helping finger to Jan Pierce.

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urveys show that
the greatest fear of
any teenager is
making a speech or
standing up in front of a
classroom. Mrs. Corbett
said. If you take my
class, then you won't
have a problem." Oral
Communications is of-
fered to those who want
to improve their public
speaking abilities.
Oral Communications
focuses on the basics of
making a speech. Voice
clarity and quality. cor
rect grammar the speak.
er s character and ex-
pression and audience
appeal are all speech ba-
World Literature and
Research Writing a class
for avid readers pro
tides a new perspective
about life in different cul-


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lures. This class requires
advanced reading skills,
as well as writing and In-
terpreting skills.
The many types of
world literature chal-
lenge students and help
them build a larger vo-
cabulary. Research, in-
volving interpretation of
works, is a supplement
to the reading Students
are also expected to
make speeches and pre-
sentations on their re-
searched literature.
Mans foreign authors
are great geniuses and
they teach aspects from
around the world to their
readers. Mr. Howell stat-
ed that literature offers,
a good sense of com-
parison. All understand-
ing of life is compari-
son '

With a look of frustration. Erin
Connolly attempts to answer
Christina Yanes's difficult ques-

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Interpreting literary works is a big part of Eddie Ponce's. Mike Cribbs and
Manuel Landron's weekly homework.
Body language and exciting facial expressions assist in capturing Col-
leen Ellis' audience.

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Memorizing vocabulary words. Sarah Forbes makes herself comfortable
on her bed.

Cramming before class, Kristine Stromberg and Teresa Monson attempt
to soak chapters of information into their brains.



A.C., music, and a drink
Music to motivate
Videos, my dog, and lots of food
Just Pink Floyd on the stereo
Nothing, quiet
I usually stare at my books a lot
the night before.
Inspect my ceiling
My radio with a Cure tape in it
Stereo blaring, while wondering
why I stay up so late
Quiet atmosphere
The rush during the first five
minutes of class.
I just keep putting it off.
Cramming the night before a test
I don't do it because I can't
miss my after school cartoons.
My bedroom, radio on low, good
lights, comfortable chair and
Sprawled on the living room rug
with the phone an arm's length
away, in the midst of my brother
and sister's squabbles.
Silence and a snack
The 45 minutes before school.

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Lavi Sheppard
Jennifer Allen
Derreck Townsend
Jose Tufon
Court Little
Sarah Forbes
Andria Ruddock

Molly Dreckman
Tiffany Sullivan
Eddie Ponce

Stephanie Russelburg
Marc Ferguson

Sandra Muggier
Michelle Toledano
Ben Bean

Carlos Arana

Annie English

Carrie Copier
Erin Connolly

Preparing for the semester exam, Amy Blackford quickly reviews her
class notes.

Looking for a job?

Sure, we've all heard
of working part-time
during high school
-(with pay, of course),
but, how about getting
valuable work experience
and credits for high
school at the same time?
And during school hours
at that!
This was all made possi-
ble by Cooperative Work
Experience. CWE is a work
study program in which
students are introduced to
the world of work, and are
provided on-the-job train-
ing in particular career
During the 1988-89
school year, 125 out of
850 students participated
in CWE. These students
were matched with jobs of

their choices which
ranged from teaching to
hospital work.
Not only was the stu-
dents benefited by the
CWE program, the school
and community were as
well. They gained a well
educated, experienced
student in the working
field, and in the school
classroom, the student's
work experience aided in
life skills.
However, students that
participated in CWE ob-
tained the most from the
program. According to Ms.
Coleman and Ms. Man-
chester, CWE coordina-
tors, "Cooperative Work
Experience is the best
teacher for the job in your

"Good morning, may I help you?
As a CWE employee at Gorgas Hos-
pital, Robin Jennings performs one
of her many tasks.
As a lifeguard at Los Rios Pool,
Jose Tunon is never distracted
from his post.

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Creativity and enthusiasm help Johanna Leffler to do a layout for The
Tropic Times.

At Gorgas Hospital, Linda Alba
gently rocks a new bor baby to



A riddle: What were
the two non-credit
classes taught by
a dynamic lady with
glasses? Each took two
hours each week, but
both were worth the ef-
fort. If you were thinking
Drivers' Ed and the SAT
Prep class, you were cor-
rect. Ms. Pylant taught
each class as an extra-
curricular duty.
The drivers' education
class taught skills that
prepared young drivers
for the perils of highway
and city driving. These
safety skills were taught
through lectures, films,
visuals and textbook
tests. Students learned:

how to operate a vehicle,
the laws of the road, ba-
sic mechanics and main-
tenance, and the basics
about how to buy and in-
sure a car.
The SAT Prep course
was a brain goal for all
prospective Scholastic
Aptitude Test takers. It
taught test strategies and
techniques that includ-
ed: learned to think like
SAT test-writers, taking
advantage of the limited
time allowed, finding the
answers to questions you
don't understand by in-
telligent guessing, and
using possible traps to
your advantage.

With a look of determination, Mrs. Pylant vowed to teach her students
how to drive.

Whether at home, school, or play
practice, Al oyo always found
time to stud r his SAT.
As lecturer the day, Mike Major
reviewed thr les of driving in ad-
verse conditis to his class.


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SAT prep books came in handy for
Cathleen Duygo.

Using the magnetic board in Dri-
ver's Education class helped Mike
Calapini describe a car accident.
Lampas investigates possibilities
for college.

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Driver's Education/11l


by Lisa Deslondes

and study in an
with various and nu-
merous cultures. Pana-
ma brings so many lan-
guages, customs and
experiences into peo-
ple's lives that aren't
found elsewhere in the
A majority of BHS
students were born in
Panama or other Latin
American countries.
Those who remain

come from military
families, and other
parts of the world.
The diversity at BHS
enhances student
originality and creativ-
To some students,
Panama is home, and
to others, only a new
time and place that be-
comes a little part of
their lives. To others,
Panama is beyond
their imaginations.
Even in its primitive
ways, Panama has so
much to offer.
First to come to

many people's minds
are its numerous
beaches. Panama's
primitivism restores its
beauty, and life is good
in Panama. To exper-
ience Panama for all its
worth, you must get
out and enjoy it. One of
the set backs is that
the many conve-
niences US residents
are accustomed to
cannot be found in Pa-
nama. For BHS stu-
dents, Panama is an
opportunity of a life-


not We didn't plan this Shahnaz
Awan and Tiffany Sullivan are two
of the many talented students who
attended Balboa during the 1989
school year.

People 112


Tricycle ridi,.g 101S. Interclass competition
was an important part of the school year.
The Homecoming tricycle race was just one
of many spirit builders. Renee Ibarra pilots
the senior trike to the end.


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A pitcher is in the making. Ken Crowley
gives his best to the dunking booth during
the Homecoming pep rally. Unfortunately it
was "Ball four, take your base."

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The Homecoming hall decorating contest
transformed the 300's into the Wild, Wild West.
David Wall and Gilda Berman paper this pas-
sageway to form the beginnings of cowboy

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Seniors (

As I reminisce to the beginning of the class of 1989's junior year, as
your sponsor. I recall a class determined to be the most auspicious
class at Balboa High School This closely knit class welcomed all old
and new Department of Defense students to participate in a joint
venture toward unity
This class of 1989 through its endeavors, has reached the pedestal
of excellence and has far surpassed prior classes that I have spon-
Isored. You ha\e wrought cohesion by washing cars, popping corn,
organizing, decorating and selling everything for the class of '89.
These years of arduous toil and solidarity have been profitable, and
you have emerged as a positive entity between your classmates and
the faculty at Balboa High School.
As classes go. all must end, and yours will be in June. But it will be a
sad and happy ending. knowing that you have made these years, for
you and your classmates, the best they could be. I thank you for all
your hard work and dedication, class of 1989, and I wish you much
happiness and success in the life after graduation.
Thank you for the beautiful years, and good luck in your new





The Class of 1989 is that unique mixture known only to DoDDS
schools worldwide. Although many memories have been life-long
friends and classmates, students entering BHS are welcomed and
encouraged by everyone, in the positive attitude which radiates from
the class.
Anyone who attended the Senior Reception in September has to
remember the sense of excitement, unity, and camaraderie which was
much in evidence. Most impressive was the fact that the 200 class-
mates obviously enjoyed being a part of this group, showing pride
and respect for the talents and accomplishments of each other.
My congratulations are to you, The Class of '89, individually and
collectively, for the many successes you have enjoyed. I share in your
excitement for the life which will soon begin.
There's reason why the graduation ceremony is called commence-
Happy Life! I


Class Sponsors/115


AlbaI Linda
Albcrga, Denisc
Alexander, Ycsica

Almendral, Luis
Anckle, Uva
Antongiorgi, Jeanette

Awan, Shahnaz
Banasick, John
Barriga, Tammy


Bean, Benedict
Beasley, Judy
Bell, Jessica

Seniors 116


Officers: President. Tracy Hunsaker Vice President,
Stephanie Russellburg Secretary, Maria Capps Spon-
sors: Truly Schramm, Marty Kober

Being a class officer takes a great deal of
time and effort to create spectacular mo-
ments that will make the year memorable.
With good leadership, anything can be
"I hope everyone has had a year full of
fun and spirit, that's what being a senior is
all about!" said Tracy Hunsaker, President.
"I'm honored to have been given the op-
portunity to take part in creating the most
memorable moments of our high school
years. But remember, the class officers
didn't do it alone- the Class of '89 did it!"
says Stephanie Russellburg.
"Good luck to the Seniors of the Class of
'89 in their future endeavors," says Maria
Class sponsors, Ms. Kober and Ms.
Schramm have kept seniors in line by guid-
ing them in the direction towards gradu-
Together, the Class of '89, the officers
and sponsors, have worked together and
made the final stretch eventful.

Berman, Gilda
Betty, Sean
Black, Marla

-Blackford, Amy
Boatwright, Joyce
Bolt, Michael

Class Officer '117


Bower, Richard Mark
Bradley, Eileen
Brassfield, Yessika

Bridges, Jeffery
Briggs, Eric
Brown, Julissa

Brown, Nicki
Bundick, Kurt
Burge, Benjamin

Burnett, John
Caffrey, Mark
Calapini. Michael

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Capps, Maria
Carlisle, Jo
Carpenter, Henry Jr.

Carter, Michael
Casperson, Roshelle
Castleton, Samuel

Cazabon, Janet
Chaniotis, Alex
Chastain, Christopher

Clarke, Vanessa
Cochran, Brian
Colbert, Michelle


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Connolly, Erin
Coon, Adam
Copier, Caroline

Corrigan, Cassie
Cotto-Perez, Tito
'C.Ebs. Michael

Crowley, Kenneth
Cunningham, Zuleyka
D'Anello, Gina Giselle

Dabral, Shalini
Daigle, Joseph
Daniel, David

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