National Honor Society

nhs-group-web
Front row, from left: Perry Thomas (sponsor), Sharon Ammons, Sylvia Blyholder, Nina Rolloff (secretary), Helen Messner (treasurer), Hee-Young Kim, Nicky Gyles (president), Sue Stockton (vice-president), J.D. Hobbs, Mike Brooks, Melissa Upchurch, Jana Janzen. Second row: Liz Adam, Karan Carpenter, Betsy Stewart, Sandi Coffin, Laura Larr, Sheila Barbee, Nancy Stanberry, Lisa McConnell, Betsy Perkins, Bev Kreie, Susan Stephenson, Jody Tyson. Third row: Susan Herrington, Luanne Smart, Vicki Hileman, Debbie Adam, Diane Bell, Pat Bryan, Judy Goff, Pam Sills, Lisa Lashley, Terry Miller, Laura McKinnon, Donna Moore, Karen Jones. Fourth row: Sherman Smith, Alan Hepler, Steven Yancey, Dianne Cross, Teresa Fields, Teensy Kirby, Cathy Huff, John Horn, Soren Kraemer, Tom Coker, Kathy Bell, Janis Reed. Fifth row: Marc McGuire, Bob Storey, Gary Striegler, Jeff Ward, Brian Holt, Rick Turner, Don Carter, Greg Thoma, Daniel Wickliff, Cecile McKee, Linda Langham. Back row: Phyllis Kelly, Mark Springer, Bill Watkins, Jeff England, Samuel Steel, Theresa Smith, Dotty Neely, Terry Reed, Becky Riggs, Nathan McKinney, Robert Meyer.

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.

NHS members Sue Stockton and Judy Goff serve refreshments following fall initiation.
NHS members Sue Stockton and Judy Goff serve refreshments following fall initiation.

Christmas

Carolers on the Fayetteville Square include Sheila Barbee, Joyce South, Nancy Guisinger, Cheryl McKnight, Lisa, Pat Bryan and Nancy Dodson.
The FHS Choir helped set the mood for the tree lighting ceremony on the Fayetteville Square. Carolers include Sheila Barbee, Joyce South, Nancy Guisinger, Jackie Ward, Cheryl McKnight, Lisa McConnell, Pat Bryan and Nancy Dodson.

Mistletoe and mood rings weren’t the only goodies in the 1975 Christmas stocking. Parties, presents, shopping, tree decorating and most of all the “impossible” white Christmas made the holiday one to remember.

christmas-santa-web
Scott Woelk is pleased that Santa Claus, Ned Parrett, can deliver his requests: “Now Santa that’s Lisa and Kathy and Terry and Susan and … .”

The Music Department caught the Christmas spirit early as the band and choirs spent the weeks after Thanksgiving rehearsing for their concerts. New additions to the A Capella concert were Christmas carols by soloists and a verse of “Silent Night” in Swedish by exchange student Lotta Rüdh.

NHS had an early case of Christmas spirit too. In early December, they began selling candy canes to raise money for their scholarship fund.

“We didn’t make as much as expected,” said president Nicky Gyles, “but we did pretty good.”

As classrooms took on a holiday look and plans for future parties were made, the anticipation built. Posters were put out early for the Christmas dance with the theme “Christmas in Germany.” With Jericho set to play, everything was ready early … almost. With only a week left to dance time, no chaperones were found. However, as the day crept closer and the possibility of cancellation threatened, they were located and the dance went on as planned.

Patty Horner and Karl Killian agreed that “the band was great and the dance was a big success.”

Christmas 1975. It was remembered by most students for special reasons — presents received or given, friends and family, snow and sledding. But whatever the reason, it was remembered.

— 1976 Amethyst

chistmas-dance-jericho-web
Jericho performs for the Christmas dancers and prancers.

Adam to Bishop

adam-debbie-portrait-web
Debbie Adam

adams-kelly-portrait-web
Kelly Adams

ahart-ricky-portrait-web
Ricky Ahart

alison-charlie-portrait-web
Charlie Alison

alley-mike-portrait-web
Mike Alley

allred-cheryl-portrait-web
Cheryl Allred

ames-don-portrait-web
Don Ames

ames-john-portrait-web
John Ames

ammons-sharon-portrait-web
Sharon Ammons

anderson-thyrsie-portrait-web
Thyrsie Anderson

arias-chris-portrait-web
Chris Arias

arnold-john-portrait-web
John Arnold

atto-debbie-portrait-web
Debbie Atto

audrain-jackie-portrait-web
Jackie Audrain

Billie Bacha
Billie Bacha

jeff-bailey-portrait-web
Jeff Bailey

steve-baird-portrait-web
Steve Baird

cheryl-baker-portrait-web
Cheryl Baker

keith-banks-portrait-web
Keith Banks

sheila-barbee-portrait-web
Sheila Barbee

karen-barnes-portrait-web
Karen Barnes

kris-barnes-portrait-web
Kris Barnes

bobbie-barnes-portrait-web
Robert Barnes

robin-baucom-portrait-web
Robin Baucom

lisa-beard-portrait-web
Lisa Beard

debra-bell-portrait-web
Debra Bell

diane-bell-portrait-web
Diane Bell

kathy-bell-portrait-web
Kathy Bell

mike-bihn-portrait-web
Mike Bihn

wanda-bishop-portrait-web
Wanda Bishop