“Studying is going over material for a test or doing homework,” defined Vickie Hileman. “When I study I get off and get the material I need and study until I’m really tired,” she continued.
Don Carter and Laura McKinnon had a different view of studying, one that was perhaps more typical.
“Learning new material the night before the test is my approach,” said Don.
Laura preferred to “go back and put together the material that I’ve learned.”
While Vickie chose to study in a secluded place where she could be alone, some students preferred background music from a radio or stereo. Others chose the library and a friend to quiz them.
How much did most students study? Don Carter summed it up when he said, “Never enough!”
— 1976 Amethyst
The 2006 reunion was held at the Fayetteville Country Club on South Mountain. More than 80 alumni attended the reunion.
Front row, from left: ??, Linda Langham, Cecile McKee, Dotty Neely, Liz Reagan, Jenny Jacks, Amy Wilson, ??, ??, Paula Faires?, Debbie Adam, Dan Wickliff, Sherri Starr, Jimmie Brophy.
Second row, kneeling: ??, Nathan McKinney, Steve Smith, Dennis Peterson, Jody Tyson, ??, Lisa Lashley, Laura McKinnon, Gail Davis, Karen Waite.
Third row, kneeling: Diane Bell, ??, Leslie Long, ??, Joey Rodman, Lisa McConnell, Karan Carpenter, ??, Barbara Kane, Liz Adam, Vickie Talburt, ??, Susan Herrington.
Fourth row, standing: Brian Holt, Debbie Drake, Jeff Ward, ??, Anne Scarbrough, ??, Cheryl Clinehens, Soren Kraemer, Hugh Painter, Tom Coker, Mark Springer, Cathy McRee, Nancy Stanbury, ?? Regina Strong, Teensy Kirby, Jerry Cox?, Teresa Garrison, Emmett Watson, Kathy Peele, Aaron Karp, Charlie Alison, Randall Hughes, Joe Terminella.
Back row, standing on chairs: Steve “City” Jones, Drew Phillips?, Darrell Strange?, Terry Reed, Marsha Osing, J.D. Hobbs, Mike Tribble, Eddie LaClair, Read Hudson, Jeff England, Anna Leichner, Rick Turner, Brian Noland?, ??, ??.
Thanks to Kathy Trice Stevens for providing this group picture from the 2006 reunion. If you recognize someone whom we have yet to identify, send a note to FayettevilleClassof76@gmail.com.
One of the highest academic honors a student could receive was becoming a member of the National Honor Society.
The membership was composed of seniors with a maintained grade average of 3.25 or more. There were two elections in which the faculty voted on the eligibility of the candidates with each student judged on a one to five scale. Those receiving the highest rating were formally initiated.
The first group of seniors (pictured) were initiated in the spring of their junior year. Those initiated this fall were Sharon Ammons, Debbie Atto, Keith Banks, Robert Cate, Jody Tyson, Randall Hughes, Gail Davis, Anna Leichner, Brian McGreevy, Deanna Eden, Bob Storey, Melissa Upchurch, Jana Janzen, Cheryl Clinehens, Billie Bacha, Jerry Cox, Duane Dunn and David Evans.
NHS’s money making project for 1975-76 was the sale of candy canes at Christmas time. This project was headed by President Nicky Gyles. The other officers were Sue Stockton, vice-president; Helen Messner, treasurer; Nina Rolloff, secretary; and Hee-Young Kim, reporter-historian.
Along with the Fayetteville High School honors and scholarships listed, we included the Livestock Report, illustrating the difference between Fayetteville and Springdale in terms of what the Northwest Arkansas Times deemed worth reporting.
Courtesy of Becky Riggs.